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Match your sari with the right jewellery

Sport your handloom saris with the right kind of jewellery. Wear a heavy, big pendant with a plain solid hued sari or a simple choker with your silks, experts suggest.   Experts have given few inputs:   * Add style to your ethnic office wardrobe with the fashionable handloom sari be it solid-colored, dual-toned, woven, beaded, tussle-work, hand-drawn motifs or ...

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Fitness awareness growing among Saudis: Experts

Saudis are much more conscious about their health than they used to be, and are taking life-changing steps in that regard, according to fitness experts in the Kingdom. “The fitness industry has expanded a lot in Saudi Arabia, where most people now are aware about the benefits of a workout on their health,” Bassma Mukhtar, 22, who is certified with ...

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Kuwaiti blogger Ascia launches Ramadan line with Haa Designs

Kuwaiti fashion blogger Ascia Al-Faraj has partnered with regional label Haa Designs on an exclusive collection for Ramadan. The line, called Ascia X Haa Designs, is available on e-retail platform Thouqi.com and features 20 pieces designed in Ascia’s signature structured and utilitarian style. The practical pockets, lightweight materials and neutral color palette make this collection perfect for Ramadan gatherings on ...

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Detan your skin with home remedies

With sun comes the tanned skin so this season opt for natural packs to get rid of the tan from your face, arms, hands, neck, back and feet the natural way.   Experts have listed down some masks that you can make easily at home:   * Tomato puree works gently on skin and is beneficial in removing tan from ...

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Flower power in skincare regime

Apart from their appealing scent, flowers are packed with great skin benefits. Florals and their extracts have long been used as a way to heal common beauty ailments. While Criste marine stem cells help in anti-aging, lavender is anti-inflammatory and relaxing for the muscles, say experts.   Experts  have listed the power of flowers:   * From skincare to makeup ...

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How to make your skin summer ready

With summer comes the season to be extra careful about your skin. Make sure you are following the basic regime like cleaning and exfoliation apart from applying aloe vera gel in the night and giving your body the right vitamins and minerals.   Experts have listed some tips to make your skin summer ready:   * Swap out heavy creams: ...

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First women’s yoga training centre opens doors in Gaza

A small group of Palestinian women in Gaza are stretching their limbs with yoga to help them teach others to cope with the stresses and traumas of living in the embattled territory. The Gaza Strip, which is dominated by the Islamist Hamas faction, has experienced three wars with neighbouring Israel in the past 11 years. There are few recreational activities ...

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Long-maligned Mary Magdalene now seen as stalwart disciple

If there’s a feminist figure from the Bible for the #MeToo era, it could very well be Mary Magdalene. The major character in the life of Jesus was long maligned in the West and portrayed as a reformed former prostitute. But scholars have adopted a different approach more recently, viewing her as a strong, independent woman who supported Jesus financially ...

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Keep up style quotient in spring summer

Lifestyle Desk : Be it carrying your trendy capes or giving up on crop tops, give your style quotient a kick this spring and summer season.   Here are some to do things before you select your wardrobe collection for the coming season by Avneet Chaadha, Fashion Stylist and Sneha Mehta, Founder, Kukoonthelabel.   * Cool denims: Styling for this ...

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Putting female empowerment on the runway in Saudi Arabia

Lifestyle Desk (LONDON) :  For Saudi fashion designer Mohammed Khoja, creating clothes is an act of self-expression that is as much about liberty as about art and style. “There’s a lot of freedom and empowerment in the concept of being able to translate your ideas into reality and create something out of nothing… that’s why I enjoy it so much,” ...

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