Herbolene, a multiple purpose Natural Oil Jelly!

If you know me well, you would know that I am a big fan of self-care and I believe in setting a skin care routine because only when we take good care of ourselves, we can take care of the people around us.

As a woman passionate about beauty and skin products, my grocery shopping always ends up with creams and makeup shopping! I am curious to learn about new products so you can imagine how my trolley looks. At the same time, I am someone who is loyal to the brands I buy from especially when it comes to skin care because it’s about trust. However, during one of my grocery shopping days, I was introduced to Herbolene natural oil jelly and I was impressed by its soothing, healing and moisturizing properties. Since then, I use it on a daily basis and it always ends up in my purse when I am going out!

I would love to share with you five reasons why you need to chuck your Petroleum Jelly bottle and pick up this Natural Jelly!

  1. Soothes chapped lips

Especially when the weather is dry, it’s the best way to avoid chapped lips. It works like magic and my lips feel so soft! I also apply it prior to wearing lipstick!

  1. Moisturizes cracked feet

Tell me about it! I’ve always had cracked feet because of wearing shoes all day everyday and Herbolene helped me a lot in healing the cracks as it’s a great moisturizer that leaves the skin so soft! I apply it before going to bed and when waking up in the morning!

  1. Softens the drier parts of the elbow

When summer hits, elbows get dry and Herbolene is what I use to avoid dryness in this area! I don’t like when they are dry and this is why I keep this jelly in my purse, for emergencies 😉 

  1. Soothes nappy affected dry skin 

It has helped me a lot especially when my baby gets nappy rash. It soothes the area and keeps it moisturized.

  1. Nourishes hands for a smoother skin

Even though it’s jelly, it has natural powerful ingredients such as olive oil that ensure softness and while keeping the skin nourished, healthy and beautiful.

I wanted to share my experience with Herbolene as I love highlighting the products I use and find useful. In my opinion, we all need a natural jelly with multiple properties that makes our lives easier and skin healthier.

Would love to hear your thoughts if you tried it already and learn more about your skin care routine.

Take care of yourself first, you deserve it!



Apple pie filling with ice cream

There are seasonal desserts and there are desserts that go well with every season! That can definitely be said about apple pie. However, if you’re trying to make a lighter version of apple pie, do it without the pie – just make the filling and top it with some ice cream. It’s easy to prepare and everyone will love it!

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Rara’s Maldivian getaway in Abu Dhabi

For my husband and I’s sixth wedding anniversary, we wanted a staycation in the city we love: Abu Dhabi. Because we’re December weds, we like celebrating our wedding anniversary in Abu Dhabi just because the weather is perfect during this time of year and the city has a lot to offer. So when we discovered a beautiful new hotel has opened in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Royal M Hotel, we booked a weekend stay without hesitation.

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Sweet potato pie

Who else loves baking a pie in the winter? Even though it’s not really winter in the UAE, we try to make the most out of the cooler weather, and find any excuse to bake our sweet potato pie. Even though it’s a time consuming dessert, you will enjoy preparing it, and especially indulging in it! 

This pie recipe is inspired by the talented Martha Stewart.

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It’s okay not to be positive…

We’ve noticed a trend lately, whenever we talk about something that’s bothering us, or something that is making us sad or angry, we keep hearing the same responses from people around us: “think positively”, “don’t think negatively”, “remember the law of attraction”… There’s truth in these words, and merit in noticing your thought patterns and changing them in order to change your reality. However, this advice is being offered left and right, and is causing people to feel like they’re not being heard. If you feel the same way, this is an article for you.

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Nutella and Lotus French Toast Roll-Ups

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Spending more time at home means more time in the kitchen, as we love to spoil ourselves with delicious homemade treats! French Toast is one of our favorite breakfast foods and we always make them sweet to go perfectly well with our coffee in the morning.

These French Toast rolls are stuffed with Nutella, lotus spread and mixed berries. These definitely aren’t low-cal but they’re totally worth it on a cheat day!

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One piece of Bosnia in Abu Dhabi!


What we love about living in Abu Dhabi is that although we still belong to the Arab world, we are surrounded by diversity and culture! And what better way to learn about a culture than through its art and fashion.

We’re always seeking out emerging brands that have a story to tell. Authentic, real brands that inspire us and that we can learn from everyday. That’s why we were delighted when we discovered a hidden gem in Abu Dhabi’s ever growing world of fashion: One Piece Concept – the first Bosnian concept store in the UAE, and probably in the world too!

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