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Saba Yussouf; taking over the world, one step at a time

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Today we’re going to talk about a very charming and enigmatic woman, Saba Yussouf; young, talented, successful, beautiful, independent and motivated. Listing all her achievements and attributes would take forever, that is how awe-inspiring she is. Saba is someone we should all aspire to be like, a success story, one that we should try to emulate to the best of our abilities.


Saba effortlessly pulling off Elie Saab couture at the Ritz Paris.

Brought up in London, Saba is the managing director and major shareholder of a biotechnology conglomerate which has a net-worth of $2 Billion ; the company develops new and innovative solutions for renewable energy, preservation of energy and decontamination. Her clientele includes big shots such as Elon Musk, The US Army, Aramco, Formula 1, The Kingdom of Monaco, the King of Bahrain etc.

Saba looking chic in a Dolce dress, on her way to their couture event.

A gorgeous shot of Saba at Cartier’s annual summer event.

In the world today, when gender equality is finally on its way to become a reality, girls need strong women role models as inspirations, someone they can look up to, Saba Yussouf definitely qualifies as one, she works hard, keeps a balance an enjoys life to her fullest, you might see her addressing a business conference in the morning and the very same night she’ll be off on a plane jetting to an exotic location for a relaxing retreat.


Saba at the Boucheron party in Paris, hosted by LVMH
Donning her favorite Chanel jacket at work.

Apart from working, Saba is known to have a quite diverse set of hobbies, she loves travelling, Uganda, Antibes and Santa Monica, are her preferred vacation spots, and topping the list is the Plaza de la Cathedral’ in Havana. She keeps herself healthy and fit by indulging in activities such as running laps in Hyde park, hip hop lessons with Beyonce’s choreographer, etc. Saba also has an affinity for wine tasting at Berry Bro’s and Rudd.

Impeccably dress for meetings at Hotel de Crillon.

Saba looking exquisite at Harper’s Bazaar event in Dubai.

Saba’s also a foodie just like us, though she is very specific about what to eat, likes to grow her own vegetables, enjoying the simpler things in life. She’s also very generous and regularly engages in philanthropy, helping those in need. Saba holds a firm belief in giving back to the society.

What makes Saba stand out the most is that we can all relate to her, she’s one of us, a girl who had the courage to follow her dreams, a woman who proves that a person can enjoy their life and work at the same time, one does not have to forgo the former for the latter. She provides us with a glimmer of hope, that if she can do it, then so can we, and sometimes that shred of perseverance is all one needs to be successful in life.

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Beauty Essentials You All Need This Summer

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It’s good form to clean out your beauty bag every season, tossing expired beauty products, and relegating non-essentials to your vanity. Your summer beauty bag should be lean, and TSA-friendly, just in case your wanderlust inspires a last minute flight to an exotic isle (hey, it’s summer, time to throw caution to the wind). Even if you’re not jet-setting, rising temperatures mean it’s time to switch up your skin care and makeup game. Come summer, the last thing you want is a melting face, so the following products strike the right balance of light coverage and maximum impact. If you’re prone to acne, you’ll want to peruse this list, as summer can wreak havoc on your pores if you’re not using the right products!

1. BIODERMA Sébium Hydrabio H20

The French beauty and skincare line BIODERMA owns the patent on micellar water, which is a formula that mimics the composition of the skin, and removes makeup. You don’t have to wash your face to achieve clean and balanced skin with this product, making it ideal for travel (bonus when you order the 100 ml/3.3 oz. TSA-friendly size). Plus, if acne is an issue, purifying agents like zinc gluconate and copper sulphate help regulate oil production, keeping pores clean.

2. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Facial Sunscreen

Another score from the French pharmacy, Anthelios by La Roche Posay is dermatologist recommended and comes with a slew of beauty awards. Offering UVA and UVB protection, this formula is super lightweight and dries to a matte finish, so you can wear under makeup or alone, and no one will know what a stellar job you’re doing protecting your skin. (Tip: don’t forget your neck)

3. bareMinerals Faux-Tan All Over Face Color

Mineral copper complex, aloe vera and vegetable-derived emollients make this bronzing self-tanner an ideal choice for your summer beauty bag. Get a sun-kissed glow, without potential sun damage. The product stays on for five to seven days, deepens if you reapply, and is safe for acne-prone skin because it doesn’t clog pores.

4. Cinema Secrets Professional Brush Cleaner 

Dirty makeup brushes can cause break-outs, especially in the warm months when you might be applying makeup to a sweaty face (touch-ups, people, touch-ups). How often should you clean your makeup brushes? “From a dermatologist’s perspective, I would like to see daily brush washing, so bugs and old make-up doesn’t accumulate,” Greg Goodman, associate professor and dermatologist at the Dermatology Institute of Victoria tells BuzzFeed Life. With that in mind, Cinema Secrets Professional Brush Cleaner in TSA-friendly size is ideal for your summer makeup bag.

5. Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

A waterproof mascara is a summer must, because there’s no reason to go bare-lashed to the pool. This formula is truly waterproof (and best removed with an oil-based cleanser) and the brush adds a nice curl to lashes.

6. Tarte Cheek Stain, Awakening

If you want to keep your summer beauty bag lean, use a product that can multi-task. Tarte cheek stain can double as a lip color too.

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4 easy DIY masks you need to try with your girlfriends this Summer

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Summer 2019 is in full gear and if their is one thing all girls need – it’s to detox their skin in this sticky humid weather. Self care is essential to maintain glowing, acne-free skin. We’ve rounded up 5 Do-It-Yourself Face masks for you to try with your girlfriends this summer. Bask in the rich goodness of nutritious products working their magic, put on some music and RELAX!

  1. The Disprin Face Mask (YES, you read that right!)

Recommended to us by a friend, we were shocked at the results. If you want to achieve tighter skin and close down those pores, then apply this twice a week.

How to make it:

  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Disprin crushed
  • 1 tbsp Besan
  • 1 tbsp Yoghurt
  • Dash of Rose Water

Mix all ingredients in a bowl till it forms a paste. Apply to clean face, wait ten minutes and re-apply another layer. Let it stay another ten minutes and then gently scrub it off with water.

2. Oatmeal and vinegar mask

This mask will do wonders for you if you have oily skin. Apply once a week.

How to make it:

  • 3 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • ¼ cup of hot water
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

Wash your face with warm water to allow the pores to open up and remove and makeup. Pour the hot water onto your oatmeal and then combine it with honey. At the end, mix the vinegar and apply the mask while it is still warm. Rinse off after 15 minutes and then wash your face with cold water.

3. Citrus avocado mask

Avocados are somewhat an underdog of the fruit family with so many benefits. This mask is great for evening out pigmentation and adding a glow to your face. Apply twice a week


How to make it:

  • ½ of an avocado, mashed
  • ½ of a lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

This mask is super refreshing and will leave your face feeling smooth and skin tones evened out. Mix all the ingredients together and apply evenly to your face and neck. Rinse after 15 minutes and moisturize with your daily face cream (preferably NIVEA)

4. Chocolate Coffee Mask

Made from antioxidant-rich cocoa, chocolate has become known for its heart-healthy benefits. These beans are loaded with polyphenols, catechins, and flavonols, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin, increases blood flow to the skin, keeps the skin hydrated and maintains the skin’s elasticity.

How to make it:

  • 1 tsp of instant coffee
  • 1 tsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • Plain yogurt (enough to make a smooth paste)

Sounds appetizing right? But don’t stuff your face just yet! Combine all ingredients and spread your mixture evenly on your clean, dry face. Avoid your eyes, eyebrows, hairline and lips when you apply your mask and keep it on for 15 minutes before washing it off to reveal more beautiful skin.

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Style Chaser ft. Mehek Saeed

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Our muse this time is an enigmatic one; Mehek Saeed, renowned for her beauty and keen fashion sense.

Favouring the house of Kamiar Rokni, Mehek can be seen effortlessly pulling off their embroidered colourful top paired with a simple black frilled skirt.
Opting for a neon green Hussain Rehar suit, Mehek Saeed looks outstanding, her makeup, styling and jewelry are simply on point, tips we can borrow for our next outing.
The perfect contemporary shaadi look, Mehek Saeed encapsulates desi vibes with her Zuria Dor wardrobe, putting together a perfect blend of dark colours which complement her, she has surely outdone everyone.
Mehek Saeed can be seen going for a minimalist look here, a high-neck kameez that showcases a transparent fall, her shades matching with the shalwar. A comfortable yet chic fit.
Wearing a floral exquisitely crafted jumpsuit by Zainab Salman, Mehek can be seen oozing elegance. This is definitely a look we should be adding to our lists.
Mehek Saeed rocking an ombré ruffled top, her out of the box aesthetic is eye-catching and unique.
A well put together ensemble by Hussain Rehar that reminds one of spring, Mehek Saeed owns the look and puts her own little spin on it.
Finishing off the list is one of Mehek’s casual looks, donning her favourite MangoSS19 collection, she gives us an idea of what to wear on our next brunch.

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