Dubai Picks

Back in the day, my first time in Dubai

Today I am going to share with you my Dubai Picks; be it, clothes, hair, makeup, skincare, or music!

Let’s go!


As you probably know, the UAE have very strict rules for clothes when out and about. Everyday I was out there I took a picture of my outfit so that is what is below.


As I am a typical girl I had to have every single type of dress I could physically fit into my suitcase


This first dress is from Missguided and I Love It!


This next one is from Asos and it’s actually a playsuit. I wore it when I went to Abu Dhabi and Yas WaterworldIMG_1216IMG_1233

My swimming costume is from next and I am in love with the colour!


The next day in Abu Dhabi we chilled by the hotel pool – my dress is from New Look but used to be my sister’s (shhh)


For brunch – Oh God! The Brunch! I wore this khaki, flower-patterned dress from Topshop (I cried when I handed over the money but have received many compliments about it)


At Atlantis I wore the beach dress again and also one of my favourite bikinis!


My bikini is from a shop in Dorset (plus I just included this because I love the view!) My sister’s bikini is from Victoria Secret – I am very jealous of it.


So in Dubai they have this thing called a brunch…ever heard of it?

You Should!

You arrive at the location (ours was by the stunning Burj al Arab) at around 12:30, and you eat to your hearts content for 4 hours; yep you heard me correctly, FOUR HOURS! although you don’t really last that long. Word of advice from someone whose been to two, look round first, then pick your food – and only pick one of everything because – take it from someone who knows – you will want to DEVOUR EVERYTHING!


As it was halloween a lot of things were shaped to look like ghosts and ghouls – just adding to the fun of it!

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From the British Fish and Chips, to the timeless classic that is an American Slider (a burger)


Jamaica to China and all the way back to Halloween town – my favourite was the dim sum and “MAKE YOUR OWN NOODLE SOUP STATION”


But another favourite was of course the dessert! Mini puddings and pumpkins alike, there was a whole room dedicated to the sweet treats – and rooms are BIG in Dubai!


Beauty and what not 

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The makeup I took with me was very minimal. I’m not much of a makeup wearer anyway, give or take a powder, eyebrow pencil and the occasional concealer and mascara. In terms of this, I took the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot powder, and the Bare Minerals Mineral Veil limited edition (similar), S&G archery in hot chocolate, this Rimmel concealer, and as a mascara the Anastasia brow gel (I hate this for my brows – contrary to EVERY OTHER BEAUTY BLOGGER OUT THERE). In terms of makeup for the evenings out or days out I brought my Charlotte Tillbury eyeshadow palette in The Sophisticate (love Love LOVE), this maybelline mascara, and my ysl rouge volute sheer candy in luscious cherry. I am also took my trusty The Body Shop tea tree primer, and the Clarins perfecting touch primer.

In terms of makeup brushes, I am a lover of Real Techniques, so you can believe I used a variety of theirs, and my Charlotte Tilbury eyelash curler (something about rose gold I just love)

Skincare wise, I love origins! I used an eye cream, day moisturiser, night moisturiser, and spot gel of theirs daily. Along with my cleansing oil. I took all of the above, plus my nuxe lip balm, palmer’s cocoa butter lip balm, origins intensive mask, caudalie beauty elixir, and a trusty hand sanitiser and hand cream on the flight with me.

Of course I’m also brought suncream and moisturiser. That just isn’t as interesting.

In terms of hair care, I am brought my normal shampoo, conditioner, and a new Argan Oil I’m trying out!


Here is my go to playlist for Dubai, the flight there and back, just a nice playlist with a mix of genres

I had a great holiday and sadly am dealing with some post-holiday-blues right now (anyone else here the rain like tiny MASSIVE feet on their roof?)

Have a great weekend!

Jess xx

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