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9 Mobile Apps We Love (And You Should, Too!)

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Being a content creator is not a job you can turn off at 6 pm, it’s fascinating, highly planned lifestyle, that I’m still getting used to even after one year on field. As a blogger, digital marketing specialist and more so an Instagram addict, I’m 24/7 behind the screen of my laptop or mobile. Yes ! I’m one of those lame girls who bump into you in a mall while reading something on her phone.

“To step on to the success ladder, we all need to bring out that famous #GirlBoss hustle.”

My life is a constant juggle between my mobile phone and agenda. Writing, editing and publishing a blog post can be a daunting task in itself, but when blended with a full-time job and studies, you sometimes feel like an exhausted lifeless baboon. Burden of multitasking often overpowers your productivity.

In this post, we are going to unfold my handy dandy mobile apps list that gives me a power boost to stay ahead in the blogosphere and just makes my daily chores easier while on the go.

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Now, this baby is my latest discovery and a powerful tool for all my Insta fanatics. Planoly helps to plan & schedule your visual Instagram feed days or even months in advance. Why I love this App? One, you upload bulk images and two, the Drag & Drop feature lets you fiddle around your feed just the way you like it before posting.

You can also track and reply to your comments directly from the app. Plus, it has a monthly calendar which shows all your existing and scheduled posts. The free version of this app allows a maximum of 30 posts to be scheduled which it doesn’t post automatically. Quite a bummer. Planoly sends you a push notification at the scheduled time.

Price: Free for 30 posts; AED 32 for unlimed posts.

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My lifelong complaint with Apple.Inc is the level of difficulty when you want to transfer music files from a Windows laptop to an iPhone. And my god, I hate operating iTunes. This is a dream come true app for those who are tired of the entire iTunes mess. Tubidy is an offline alternative free video downloader via Youtube.

It has an inbuilt user-friendly search engine connected to Youtube and Soundcloud, you can watch the videos online to download them for later. The beauty of this app is you can choose the quality to video, to save more memory you can select from 240p and for high quality, you can download in 1080p. Unlike youtube, this app doesn’t shut down the audio when you lock your screen. Hurray!!

Price: Absolutely Free 

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When it comes to my Tv shows, I’m hands down a loyal fan who watches all shows on the same day. This gem has made a permanent place on my iPhone mainly because it tracks all my favourite shows and lets me know on which episode I left off and the dates of upcoming seasons.

Another exciting highlight is the whole community where passionate followers of all different kinds of shows interact with each other, vote on polls and even upload creative memes.

Price: Free !!! 

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Every blogger, YouTuber or Instagram influencer raves about this particular photo editing app because it magically enhances your ordinary snaps to KIM Kardashian’s picture perfect level. Ever see a picture on Instagram and wonder how their skin looks so smooth and eyelashes on fleek? Facetune has a smooth & details option. The former hides all imperfection and the latter highlights all the right places.

Another pretty decent feature is the whiten tool; which doesn’t need any explanation I guess. Great for taking out stubborn yellow tones on white backgrounds & removing small shadows. If you are into black-white-grey insta feed or a selfie lover, this app is a MUST Have.

Price: Only AED 21 

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Every time I need to create a banner for my blog posts or a contest picture for Instagram, I freak out with the different font design, size & colours. It took me hours to finalise a text image. Finally, ENTERS … Typimage a powerful typography generator that beautifully turns your text into amazing typographic designs with zero design skills needed.

There’s is an option to add the text design onto your or web images, solid colour background or just create transparent PNG text images. It is a quick fix to replicate your favourite Youtuber’s thumbnail designs.

Price: Free, but cost around 7 AED to remove the watermark.

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Managing your finances is a pretty darn hectic job but a relatively important one. Believe it or not, I use Coin keeper from the moment I started to earn. A week before my salary is due, I spend the most time with this app in which I segregate my monthly payments in different expenses columns which you can rename and also set a certain monthly budget to spend on so called ‘luxury items’.

Price: Free !!! 

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As a blogger, there are times we have to make our life more exciting for content, YES we all do that. Instead of our regular restaurant & favourite spas, we purposely try out new ones. Entertainer lets you make the best of life in UAE with Ah-mazing offers on anything and everything, you just name it.

How this app works? You buy the yearly package once and you get over 1k Buy one get one free offer for dining, attractions, leisure activities, health & fitness and hotel accommodation across 40 destinations worldwide. I applied for the package just one week back and I have used it on Booba Tea, Tim Hortons, Krispy Kreme, Burger King, Kozma & Kozma Spa.

Price: Free !!! But the packages cost around AED 400. 

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Probably the most popular and used graphic designing site out there by Instagrammers, bloggers, and photographers is Canva, a sleek and powerful app that acts as an alternative to Adobe Illustrator for rookies. A mobile app in conjunction with the site just came up and OH MY GOD, I’m super thrilled.

You do not need to feel as though in order to have great photos on your Social media, you need to learn Photoshop. Canva has an inbuilt collection of separate professional templates for all social media sites according to their dimensions,  which you can easily tweak to your liking. But it’s most than SM posts, you can design highly sophisticated & creative Magazines, invitation cards, flyers, posters and even your Resume with very limited graphic designing skills.

Price: Free !!! 

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Wanna get some work done? Change your procrastination to productivity? Tide is your go-to app. It’s a straightforward and extremely simple app with no unwanted distractions based on the popular time management method, Pomodoro Technique,  Basically, you divide your time into a 25-minutes fully concentrated periods, separated by 5-minutes short breaks. Tide lets you dedicate your time exclusively to one task at a time accompanied by sounds of the natural environment which make it super easy to identify when 25 mins are over and you don’t need to constantly check your phone.

Price: Free and super effective. 

Please don’t think you HAVE to buy these apps, I’m offering my personal opinion to those of you who asked for it. These little babies make my life easy, fun and organised.


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Lush Hair Lab Review

When someone asks me what I’m interested in, “besides fashion & beauty” my go-to answer is ‘branding’. Ever since my college days, I loved serious meaningful conversations about those cult favourite brands, of course, it made me sound smart too. And ‘Lush’ was definitely at the top! Most of my research on key marketing terms- CSR, Word of Mouth, A/B Testing, was backed up by the examples of this particular brand.

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I fell in love with Lush, right from the moment I heard about it on Zoella’s youtube channel, visited the store later that week and there was no going back. Lush is known for the rigorous staff training on how to treat the visitors as a family and you feel that core value & passion throughout the employees, even in the way they treat you. With all honesty, instead of forcing down a purchase, they love to educate you about the brand & its products, a reason why you leave the store with a generous chunk of samples.

Recently, I went down to the New Lush Store at City walk, which apparently is also the biggest one in the Middle East to review an interesting idea – Lush Hair Lab. Loving the brand and its history so much, I couldn’t help myself but decided to go for a quick shopping spree on their valentines collection before hitting the lab.

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“Fancy having a professional wash and blow-dry, trying exciting new products or even a henna application? You can have a luxurious hair treatment and fight animal testing by visiting the Lush Hair Lab”

Hair Lab is a relatively new concept where you can experience the products on spot and get instant results. It is an entirely complimentary process, inviting you to test out new products or enjoy a truly pampering hair-washing experience. Decorated with reclaimed wood and white ceramic tiles among Basins & hair styling equipment where clients can have their hair washed, dried and styled on the go. At the far end of the small, no door room, a tiny shelf holds all the products in use.

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Also, you can try out Henna to colour your hair, which is a no chemical process.

Each treatment at the hair lab starts by an in-depth consultation with your hair technician about the condition of your hair, how you like to wear it day-to-day, and what type of results you are looking for. And mind you she is not satisfied with a simple answer like ‘Glowing shiny hair’, she wants to know all the dirt – itchy scalp, hair fall and so on.

Next, she picked the perfect products to use on my hair & went in a detailed explanation about which ingredients are used in the products and the benefits I shall reap.

Lush City Walk Hair Lab Review Free hair treatment - Dubai beauty blogger - uae hijabi stylist - best hair care shampoo conditioner and hair oil treatment for hijabi rehab shampoo reviewI was given the choice of hot oil treatment or a deep conditioning hair mask, while I have been relying upon Jasmine And Henna Fluff-Eaze to revamp my hair from 2016 January, so we started off with something new – a hot hair oil treatment with Damaged packed full of extra virgin olive and Rich and conditioning Organic Avocado Oil.  Again following the solid shampoo & conditioner bars, the product was actually a small 20g block of serum on a wooden stick which you have to melt with boiling water. How cool is that?? Especially when you get to be a queen and the work is done entirely by someone else. My hair technician massaged the vanilla infused oil on my scalp for a good five minute, oh but the oil hardens up quickly, giving you a slight headache.

Secondly, we jointly picked up Rehab, just like the name suggests, it’s a rehabilitation centre for your vulnerable destroyed hair. Rehab is a thin, runny shampoo with extracts of tropical fruits like Papaya, Kiwi & Pineapple juices, vegetable oils and stimulating peppermint which cleanses your hair in depth. Rehab was my personal favourite during summer 2016, it detangles hair and you can afford to skip the conditioner once in a while, especially when you are running late. However, with personal experience, this shampoo on its own doesn’t give any shine or glow to hair.

We finished off with Rehab’s partner in crime, Lush Retread Conditioner, a super-smoothing cream with seaweed, yoghurt, cantaloupe melon and jojoba oil to give seriously sad hair its shine back.The smell is not off-putting and stays on the whole day (this is a pro if you like are into fruity scents).  Retread thankfully contains no silicones or the majority of horrible ingredients you find in regular conditioners.

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VERDICT: Lush hair care range is my personal preference among the store, especially because of the amazing outcome. I’ve always selected Lush products after a thorough understanding and a detailed discussion with the staff, they genuinely want to help you, and your only work is to tell them exactly what you are looking for. They are termed as ‘Lush Experts’ for a reason. And the Hair Lab is one step forward to assist you in your purchase by showcasing the results then and there. The only thing I was quite sceptical about is why the Lab doesn’t have a door, being a hijabi it was quite a No No for us.

Appointments run on a first come first serve basis at Lush City Walk, but you can definitely call & book a date on 045608509


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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. 

RED ROMANCE

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As I stepped out of the mundane trend of skinny jeans persona, I was looking to bring in a more traditional modest feel to my fashion blog posts. What’s better than collaborating with another Hijabi Blogger?. Say hello to inspirational Safiya from the My Inspired Lifestyle all the way from South Africa.

Restarting the popular Fashion OOTD column, you get daytime & evening party look from one very romantic red maxi skirt.

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For the summery feel, I rocked my red skirt with a lightweight black & white checkered throw over shirt I got from a nifty corner at Ajman Karama for super cheap. Is there another fabric more perfect for summer than that crisp checkered goodness?

Going with Hijabi street fashion, I wore my newly bought Forever 21 red tennis shoes. Bring back the 70s trend, don some tennis shoes or sneaker with a narrow maxi skirt for that revolting and innovative look.

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Accessories wise, I went on all neutral. This camel brown jersey hijab is my current go to hijab, effortless, breezy & wrinkle free everything which makes it perfect for a lazy girl in summer. Lastly, my Sandy colour workplace tote bag which I carry everywhere made a special appearance is this OOTD.

A perennial staple in every hijabi’s wardrobe, maxis skirts or dress are truly a blessing for all women. The versatility of a maxi is unquestionable, get a boho, formal or casual look this summer with just a simple maxi skirt.

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TAKING A BREAK – BIRTHDAY BLUES

Hi guys,

Much of my week days are rolled up in boring monochrome formal wear and all my weekends are spent cuddled up tight in my blanket. So my fashion posts are on the back seat for a while.

The ‘high slit’ mimicking eastern trend is grasping stores more than ever before! I walk pass Splash, Forever21 and Zara to see a handful of similar styles that offer the ‘high slit’ which is the main cut in traditional Asian wear! Remember those day’s you’d be embarrassed to wear your traditional clothes out? I must disappointingly admit, I was one of them – well now this ‘style’ is at the height of fashion!

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Top: Splash Fashion | Scarf & Boots: Carefour| Leggings: Forever 21

Until the next post…

Much love Rahma <3 <3