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6 Reasons To Try This New Hotel In Ras Al Khaimah

Acacia hotel review ras al khaimah by lifestyle blogger rahma talwar rthijabstyles (2)Another Weekend, Another Staycation! Why not play #TouristInMyCity Again?

If you love water adventures have a taste for navigating through different cities, Acacia Hotel, RAK is the place to go! This swanky new 4-star hotel under Bin Majid Resorts & Properties has the most amazing deals for a perfect weekend this summer. Our trip was in celebration of my brother’s 25th birthday, so taking pictures took a back seat (poor blogger me!).

Our stay was an all inclusive package, which I highly recommended because at the entrance we were greeted by a big envelope filled with different coupons & discounts.

Check out time already? Bye Bye @binmajidhotelsandresorts ✨

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1. All inclusive drinks: You can pamper your self and enjoy your entire time with a glass in one hand. From Hot Beverages (Coffee & Tea) to Cold Fizzy Drinks & various type of Alcohols, we had access to all 24/7. Pretty Cool!

2. Water adventures: With an all inclusive deal, you not only get to enjoy Acacia’s outdoor pool but also receive Beach access, Water slides & go Kakking coupons to use in Bin Majid’s Resort property – Beach Hotel, 10 minutes away from the hotel.

3. Sheesha fans: Acacia’s outdoor pool is the ideal perfect spot for you to soak up the sun, sip on the free amazing cocktails all day long & appreciate your holiday with a sheesha pipe. Though the setting is perfect for Sheesha lovers, unfortunately, only 3 flavors of Sheesha might annoy some (including, my brother!)

4. No Fights over Remote: I dunno about you, but I always end up fighting over TV in hotels (Ironically, I prefer laptops to watch stuff at home!) It was a nice surprise that our room had two set of TVs yet somewhat weird that we couldn’t find a flat Iron (That’s such a huge disappointment for someone like me, who is so particular about her perfectly ironed hijabs)

5: Affordable prices: A relatively new addition to RAK, the hotel offers super inexpensive all inclusive deals for adults & kids. You can find some great ones on Cobone or Groupon starting from only AED 250.

6. Free WiFi: What makes me furious is when luxury hotels for the sake for “Free WIFI” offer super crappy slow speed ones in return for your personal information (Emails & Mobile No, where they bombard you with useless deals over the next few months). Thankfully, Acacia (was different) facilitates decent WiFi speed without any privacy interruptions.

Any Drawbacks? All our meals were set at Al Nakhla Restaurant and honestly, the food was nothing to rave about or had anything new & exciting. Again, the pastry selection at Garden Brew Cafe was boring & similar to the desserts offered for lunch buffet at Al Nakhla. However, we did come across a promising Japenese Restaurant – Okura in the basement which we may try on our next visit. Plus, Hamra Mall is just 10 minutes away so food was not a major issue for us.

Location: Al Jazirah Al Hamra – Ras al Khaimah
Social: Instagram / Facebook / Twitter
Website: https://www.binmajic.com/acacia/rak
Phone: +971 7 235 2233

FASHION FAVORITE TRENDS FOR SUMMER 2017

2017 hijabi fashion trends with rthijabstyles rahma talwar - red tag fashion dubai store collaboration (4)Every time styling an outfit and prepping for an appearance comes into the picture, my mind runs a tag team tournament between realistic fashion inspo, my current mood and the amount of time & effort I’m willing to put in, that particular day. Let’s break it down to a simple math of 30min – complete makeover session for an event, a 10min Ronde Vu if I’m going to the mall or meeting a friend and a 2min quick outfit change (PJs to anything decent visible) to pick mom up from office. No greater pleasure than chauffeuring her around town (right).
Bloggers talk about ramp walks & fashion magazines a bit too seriously like…well, their best friends. Don’t get me wrong I adore the whole new take on Modest/Hijabi Runways shows (Hijabi hills aka Ruba Zia’s latest collaboration with D&G, Damn! I hear a glass being shattered somewhere) but it’s not something I could replicate and be comfortable in.
Though I call myself a fashion blogger, I don’t blindly follow trends, I carefully pick out my favorites and mold them into something modern-modest. Lately, my inspiration board is covered by local Instagram fashionistas & content creators who understand hustle and associated with Dubai’s steaming heat without risking style. Agreed, we all value our comfy cotton sun dresses & fabrics, (honestly this summer I purchased so many fabrics from Tissura Store)  but some trends got me quite excited this year.

Flare Sleeves

This year is all about letting your sleeves slay the fashion game. Those baby blue & white Bell sleeves, kimono sleeves or even the frill ones (just like an umbrella) are featured everywhere online and can be found basically anywhere. And there you go! As a hijabi, we don’t have to worry about layering with these long sleeves. The best thing about this shirt is that it’s super versatile and under 50AED (from Red Tag)! Yes, I’m always nervous to wear white (too clumsy), but who can beat a 50Dhs white shirt?
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Skirts + Stockings

Back in the day, I never fully enjoyed the Hi-Low skirts rave, because I refrained myself from stockings. This particular pink skirt took a back seat in my closet for almost 2 years but recently, modest fashion divas began rocking below the knee pleated skirts again and my skirt got a second life. Doesn’t a hot pink skirt with black velvet boots scream the perfect combination?

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Bomber Jackets

Are you somebody who is into street style? Are you a fan of pastel colors? In my case, I love both! So you can imagine my jump when I got this unique one of a kind vintage looking bomber jacket (btw on a sale for just AED 52). So there I was. At Red Tag Store, completely obsessed with this 90s piece even before I tried it on.
You see, both black & rose gold are my kryptonite, I always go searching (splurging) for them and this particular piece reminded me of the famous Youtube Twins, Niki & Gabi. I mean it has Gabi’s punk, don’t give a damn kinda attitude and Niki’s elegant classy vibes.
Total Outfit Budget:
  • White Top: Red Tag Fashion, 49 Dhs
  • Skirt: H&M, 30 Dhs
  • Ankle Boots: JollyChic, 65 Dhs
  • Bomber Jacket: Red Tag Fashion, 52 Dhs
  • Jewelry: Lovisa MiddleEast
A hijabi lifestyle issues a standard guarantee of NO ‘bad hair day’ (kinda epic for #lazygirls like me) but we do go great lengths to carve out a modest outfit once we step out of the house (Mix -matching your hijab with the dress is a real struggle, my friend!)
On a closer inspection, while writing this blog post, I realized all these trends have resurrected from the gorgeous era of the 80s and 90s. Customized denim jackets to colorful mirrored glasses, ruffles to fishnet stockings, street and runways are bringing back trend from our parent’s beloved retro years (how cool is that?) and we get to spice them up with our creative mojo.
What about you? Have you tried these trends? If not you should totally give it a try!
With warm hugs!!
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Slay it 2017 – Birthday Edition

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“I shall Slay thee with my closet.”

January always feels like the chance to start fresh. Insert FASHION RESOLUTIONs

1.Indulge in Solid Colours

Over the year, I’ve bulked up my wardrobe with quirky patterns & fusion of vibrant colours. Instead, I wanna go crazy on colours like blush pink, caramel & rusty green.

2.Buy fewer things of better quality.

I’m all up for investing in strong statement pieces like Trench Coats, Ankle Booties or Vintage Purse which can stand alone or with a killer outfit.

3.NO to the Lazy Baboon zone

In 2017, I’m letting the Lazy bird go. You never know who you bump into a random shopping trip to the mall. So, I challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone & messy PJs and improve my Fashion Game on a daily basis.

 

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Outfit Details
| Pants: Splash Fashion | Coat: Splash Fashion | Top: Iconic | Shoes: Vans | Rings: Lovisa | Hijab: Carrefour |


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DAY OUT WITH JOLLYCHIC

Hello Stylers <3

Recently I was up for a shopping spree but a budget friendly one (I deserve some brownie points for being super careful) on a HongKong based website called Jollychic – famous for the stunning red logo, seasonal offers & countless commercials on facebook. As I’m a planning an overseas trip soon, I thought of trying out some new affordable online stores to get my bags packing.

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After constant back and forth of adding items to my wishlist from their fabulous clothing lines & huge accessories collection, I happily settled on some travelling essentials & wardrobe staples. Though, I’m quite sceptical about online shopping from international stores mainly because of the delivery time, Jollychic did surprise me in this very department (definitely in a good way) by their amazing association with local & foreign shipping & logistics companies.

The final order was placed on 18th Sept at Jollychic and the items were delivered at my doorstep via Aramex on 30th Sept.

So here is a quick fashion haul of what I picked up and if you are interested in giving Jollychic a try, use my special coupon code ” rthijabstyles “ for a 10% off on your order. Plus, you can avail, free express shipping on purchases worth 99$ and up.

Plus Size Black Patchwork Lace Top

One can never have too many black shirts precisely because you can always dress them up for an event or snuggle in them during office hours yet look presentable. The outfits you can recreate with this simple top brings in a whole other level of possibilities.

 

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6 Pcs Classic Sterling Geometric Pattern Handbag Set

I’ve been wanting to invest in a good travelling combo and this one was a love at first sight sort of thing. Replicating the oh so famous Gucci pattern, I thought this particular combo was rather classy & super convenient for vacations with so many choices from a wallet to an oval bag, clutch and much more.

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Grey Tassel Drop Women’s Handbag

When I added this particular dainty purse to my Jollychic cart, I’ll admit it was an impulse buy, mainly because of my huge fetish with tiny tassel bags & clutches. But this was beautiful little gem does compliment my recent ‘monochromic’ personality & oomphs up those boring rags I wear on my massive shopping fever days.

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Well, that’s about it. Thanks for visiting my blog! Until next time…
Much Love, Rahma <3 
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however, the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of JOLLYCHIC or any other company. 

DUBAI HIJABI LOOKBOOK FOR SUMMERS

O.K so this is a post that has been waiting for a long time to be posted. On my recent Instagram post, many of you ladies wanted to see a modest lookbook for summer. So here is my successful merge in 7 different ways between style with modesty. I put this outfit together that would look great for a casual lunch date or even a night out. I’m usually into loud prints and bright colors so this is actually quite a big change for me.

Hijabi Style Inspiration & ideas for summer outfits
Modest Look Book for Summer 2016

Looking through this post, I hope you get inspired to try some of these outfits yourself. As summer is already saying a Bright & Sunny Hello to all in Dubai, my outfits would have more of pink, blues & white vibe throughout the post, but black is an essential for me in all seasons.

Pink Blue Hijabi Outfit combos
Sunny Pink Palm

Harem pants style for hijabi
Harem Connections

Modest Formal Hijabi Outfit in Black
Simple in Black

Denim Jacket Hijab Style
Leopard Love

Hijabi Outfit to wear at Ice Skating Ring
Skaters Paradise

How to style printed pants in modest manner for hijabi girls
Printed Pants & Blue

Printed Pants with sky blue hijab style
Cozy Casuals
 

If you wanna see more of these lookbook kind of posts, comment below to let me know !! And for more ideas & inspirations follow me @Rthijabstyles on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

 

Much Love !!

Rahma <3

GlamBox November 2015 : Horrible Experience

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Hope you lovelies had a great weekend!

Subscription boxes are my favorite thing in the world, like come on a bundle of joy packed and delivered at your door is perfect to the ‘T’ for pampering yourself. From the past 3 months, I have been looking forward to the opening a ravishing pink box of surprises. Though, it may not have reached up to the mark, I was always had a happy go lucky feeling towards GlamBox !!

But last weekend, my pink box of wonder turned into a delayed package of terror & sorrow !! “DRAMATIC MUSIC PLEASE”. When Glambox released the sneak peek of this month’s box I had dual feelings. The whole surprise aspect was gone ‘Bummer’, but no complaints Body shop & Bioderma products made me go bananas !! So how it turned into a nightmare?

Basically, a closer look on the sneak peak made me realize one of the product had jasmine and I informed Glambox I’m allergic to the smell and asked them not to send me anything with Jasmine contents. Secondly, I changed my delivery address and contact number on the site and again as a good customer also informed them via email two weeks before.

So what’s the result you may ask? My delivery got delayed by almost 5 days and both Glambox and the courier company kept blaming one another. Okay so now I get to the most amazing part, revealing the contents. and another bummer no product from Body Shop, you can imagine how devastated I could be !!

So one of the staff calls me after my missing item email, so what they say is hilarious that they mistook my words regarding my allergy and did not add any Body Shop product though she apologizes and ensures me they will add a sample in my next box.

20151130-987598925However, many of you would like to know what’s in this month’s box so here it goes:

Hydrabio Perfector SPF 30 by Bioderma (40ml): I just love the Pump-Tube-Pompe thing going on, the product gives high protection against UV rays and dehydration. I use it as a mositurizer+ primer in the mornings these days, but the consistency is too thick and not super blendable.

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Hydrabio Serum, Perfecteur and Creme (5ml) by Bioderma: To be honest, I had my eyes set on the Serum, as last month I already received Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion. The serum is just divine, so soothing and relaxing, I basically envy every single one who got the full-size Serum.

Dadi’ Oil 95% Certified Organic Nail Treatment (3.75ml): A mixture of Avacado, Olive, and Jojoba oil makes this such a treat for your cuticles. Plus, the warm exotic combination of Lavender, Lemongrass & Vanilla takes you to a different world. All I want for my birthday a candle of this smell. “Best Friends please note”

Rasasi Lamaat Musk Tabriz & Jazeebiyat Musk Tabriz (1ml each): If you are a fan of Arabic fragrance, you just have to try these out. These not too overpowering unisex scents are musky & tantalizing. Do give them a try.

Either one of Body Shop Aleo Soothing Toner – Oils of life – Jasmine Body Shower Gel. 

Discount Vouchers

  • 20% discount on Body Shop Skincare Product
  • 10% discount on Rasasi outlets
  • Gift voucher from Eternel Clinic
  • Free skin analysis by Bioderma Skincare expert.
  • A chance to win 3-month subscription from GlamBox

Final Verdict: This month’s box was a true gem and definitely an answer to all our complaints and I’m sure every one of you would have loved it. It was my pure bad luck with all misunderstandings. However, Kudos to GlamBox for the 20% discount on Body Shop !!

 

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If you’d like to find out more about Glam Box Middle East or sign up to their monthly beauty boxes you can visit their website or check out their Facebook page
*Disclaimer:  The subscription featured in this post is purchased with personal funds. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Glam Box or any other company.This post also contains a referral link. Using the link to register with Glam Box middle east a referral credit that support’s RT Hijab Styles further expenditures.

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER – NIVEA MICELLAR WATER

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH…

‘Nivea Sensitive 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water’

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In every beauty blogger’s life, on some pleasant yet extremely rare occasions we come across a product which deserves our utmost appreciation and to honour these splendid beauties, I have created a whole new category of Product of the Month. Each month you will be able to add one new product to your wish list as cutting through to reach the top spot will not be any easy.

'HIJAB-FRIENDLY' DESI WEAR

Over the years wearing hijab on Salwaar Kameez was quite a challenge for me. I was always very conscious about how i looked in them, I also refrained myself from dressing in Indian wear. But by making some tweaks here and there you may end up even loving them. From a simple sequence top to a full-fledged Anarkali, all your outfits can be hijab friendly.

Desi Look

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GLAM IT UP WITH ACCESSORIES: Start from a fully sequenced/glittery top and pair it with a simple black or white maxi skirt. You can always notch up your outfit with your accessories, one of the most popular is the slave bracelets. Lastly, Instead of going for a golden hijab, I paired the outfit with yellow. Similarly, if the work on your top is silver, go for a grey hijab. yO

Top: Splash Fashions

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TRADITIONAL: Next, why not glam your old Pakistani kurta’s by high heels and a tika, you don’t always have to wear a daisy chain on your hijab. Plus, You can easily rule an all black outfit with a bold lip colour.

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AFTERNOON/TEA PARTY: While buying a salwar kameez, my hijabi friends remember the three colour rule. Prefer dressed with maximum of 3 colours  and match all your accessories within those colours.

Outfit: Mirraw Desginers1431642693365

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EVENING PARTY WEAR: Anarkalis are one of the best choice for parties or marriages. Don’t be stuck with matching your hijab with the exact shade of your dress, perhaps select a harder shade of your dress. Instead of beige or gold, try on a dark brown hijab. Lastly, for the evening parties you can go all out and accessories your hijab with a beautiful daisy chain and feel like a princess with her own tiara.

Outfit: Mirraw Desginers

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For more outfit ideas & hijab tutorials follow me on Instagram @Rthijabstyles

‘HIJAB-FRIENDLY’ DESI WEAR

Over the years wearing hijab on Salwaar Kameez was quite a challenge for me. I was always very conscious about how i looked in them, I also refrained myself from dressing in Indian wear. But by making some tweaks here and there you may end up even loving them. From a simple sequence top to a full-fledged Anarkali, all your outfits can be hijab friendly.

Desi Look

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GLAM IT UP WITH ACCESSORIES: Start from a fully sequenced/glittery top and pair it with a simple black or white maxi skirt. You can always notch up your outfit with your accessories, one of the most popular is the slave bracelets. Lastly, Instead of going for a golden hijab, I paired the outfit with yellow. Similarly, if the work on your top is silver, go for a grey hijab. yO

Top: Splash Fashions

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TRADITIONAL: Next, why not glam your old Pakistani kurta’s by high heels and a tika, you don’t always have to wear a daisy chain on your hijab. Plus, You can easily rule an all black outfit with a bold lip colour.

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AFTERNOON/TEA PARTY: While buying a salwar kameez, my hijabi friends remember the three colour rule. Prefer dressed with maximum of 3 colours  and match all your accessories within those colours.

Outfit: Mirraw Desginers1431642693365

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EVENING PARTY WEAR: Anarkalis are one of the best choice for parties or marriages. Don’t be stuck with matching your hijab with the exact shade of your dress, perhaps select a harder shade of your dress. Instead of beige or gold, try on a dark brown hijab. Lastly, for the evening parties you can go all out and accessories your hijab with a beautiful daisy chain and feel like a princess with her own tiara.

Outfit: Mirraw Desginers

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For more outfit ideas & hijab tutorials follow me on Instagram @Rthijabstyles