Nailed it!


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Today was a day off, and it was time to just pamper myself and my nails.

Coming from Egypt where it super easy to get into a beauty salon to fix your hair and nails at same time, it was a bit shocking not to have the same service in Sweden. And finding a cheap manicure in Stockholm is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

For many months my nails went untouched but in the depths of winter, it is not easy to maintain your nail.

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With the winter chill in the air, keeping your nails sexy and strong proves to be a challenge throughout the season.

Finally I found a nice nail salon, Miss Fancy  where I was really pleased and today I paid my second visit to see the super talented Felicia, she sculptures my nails like an artist that I keep watching her while working.

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I was gonna have the sleek, classic nude color, but then I chose the Stylish Brown. It is a cool shade of brown with a touch of purple.

Wearing some colors on your nails or dresses through the cold-weather months show that you are confident, artistic, individualistic and not afraid to stand out from the crowd.

If you are going to fix your nails in Stockholm, then I can heartily recommend Felicia, she is nice, helpful and friendly. you can find her Instagram here.

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On the other side, I tried out the new feminine fragrance of Paco Rabanne.

OMG I loved it. Olympéa is centred on the modern-day Cleopatra. She isn’t a mere mortal, she is a demi-goddess chosen over all else and no one can resist.

The perfume has both salty and floral smell, I could feel the sparkling green mandarin, the jasmine water mixed with fiery ginger lily. Still the perfume combined a premium selection of scents to obtain a bold and refreshing fragrance. The base notes are sandalwood, cashmere and ambergris.

Try it out if you like strong fragrances like me 😉

XOXO

Keep the love, get rid of the handles


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Keep the love, get rid of the handles 

Yay or Nay?! Skinny or Fat?! #transformationtuesday

No I have not been dieting on and off all my life. I actually had the ideal weight for my hight but in my head, I was always fat.

I have been suffering from an eating disorder since I was little. 

I had always a real fear of weight gain, I used to eat less, pretend I’m full, fast, or excessive exercise (I was a swimmer till the age of 18). 

Unfortunately I grew up with this bad habit and as I’m living alone for such long time, I never liked to cook, so it was easier for me to eat in restaurants or deliver fast food to home. I used to eat one meal per day because I didn’t feel hungry too much, I worked for long hours everyday that sometimes I forgot to eat and I never had breakfast, but then I found out that I’m getting weak and became actually over weight so I got depressed. 

The problem here that when I’m depressed I eat less or starve myself because I have no appetite. I had constant stomach pain. I don’t really remember when I became unhappy with my body but I remember that I was disgusted by the way my belly had grow and bloated and I started to have love handles too.

Anyway to make this story short I just wanted to share with you that all too often, we make the weight loss much more difficult than it needs to be with extreme diets that leave us cranky and starving. 

The unhealthy lifestyle choices that we follow, and the emotional eating habits always stop us from being healthy. 

The good news is that there’s a better way! My trainer “David Seisay has designed a customized food and training programme for me. I learned that I can lose weight without feeling miserable with making smart choices every day, developing new eating habits and preferences that will leave me feeling satisfied—and winning the battle. 

xoxo

Meet our sexy instructor 


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These past couple of days have been nothing short of crazy, life changing, happiness choices and love in the air.

I’m back to Sweden again finally after being not able to visit for 18 months.

This visit is very especial to me because I’m not only meeting my friends who I miss very much, but meeting new friends and family members.

WOW today I attended the cardio class of Jamie Sallmen at the Nordic Wellness Odenplan. Though it is her first fitness class but she was amazingly confident, full of energy and fun to motivate all of us.

Today cardio was easy on the joints and it provided us a great total-body workout. It’s strength, it’s movement. It’s completely dynamic with lots of FUN.

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Photo By: Jamie Sallmen

Today we were pedaling forward, working our quads, then pushing the handles to tone out chest, challenging our core stability by letting go of the handles while keeping our pace steady. The workout also included Booty workout which targeted the glutes and hamstrings by playing with the incline on the machine.

Our sexy instructor was showing us how to not hold onto the handles; keep her arms in a running position. She looked like a flying bird. Awwww

We Started strong and finished strong, using quick intervals which made the workout intense and was great for burning calories.

If you live in Stockholm – Sweden then join us next Saturday .. No Excuses!! For more information about the class contact Jamie

xoxo