May 3, 2014

Get the Look for MUCH Less: Chanel!

Do you love Chanel clothes but can't quite afford the price tag? Then you will LOVE this Get the Look for MUCH less post! For the Summer 2014 Act 2 collection, Karl Lagerfeld designed dresses, skirts and bags with painted stripes on them that are extremely covetable and really cool! I found a skirt on with the EXACT same print for a fraction of the cost. Wear it with a cropped top to be bang on trend this season :) Enjoy! 

CHANEL Printed Summer Collection
(Images from
AED $$$$

AED 155

Happy Shopping Ladies! :)

March 27, 2014

Summer Blues

I don't know if it is just because I am expecting a baby boy in a few months but everywhere I look, everything is blue this season! From clothing to makeup to furniture - BLUE is the IT colour for Spring/Summer 2014.  I am loving it :) 

Here are some of my favourite BLUE pieces

I'm OBSESSED with these heels- stunners! 

Blue is even prominent in the furniture collections:

Will you be buying any summer blues this season? 

March 25, 2014

Win AED 3300 to spend at Tommy Hilfiger

Today I have a competition for you that I think is FABULOUS! Tommy Hilfiger at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island ( have teamed up with My Small Obsessions to offer four lucky readers vouchers worth AED 3300 to spend at their store. 

Last week, I was invited to the store to style five different looks from their collection. I was very happy to discover that they offer cool, contemporary clothing for all members of the family: Women, Men, and children of all ages. No matter what you are looking for, you will definitely find something you like at Tommy Hilfiger. Add to that the affordable prices and this is a store that should be on your radar! 

Here are some of the looks that I styled:

I'm OBSESSED with this outfit!
You will find it in the window at the Tommy Hilfiger Store :)

Competition Details
Visit the Tommy Hilfiger Store at the Galleria on Al Maryah Island and snap a picture of an outfit or item that you like. It can be absolutely anything from the Men, Women, or Children's section. Share it on your Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter Accounts with the Hashtags #thegalleriauae & #tommyhilfiger

* Four lucky contestants will win AED 3300 to spend at the store
* The competition is open from March 25 - April 17 
* The Tommy Hilfiger Store is located infront of Cafe Nero

Good luck! I can't wait to see your photos :)

March 16, 2014

Baby Closet Dividers

My Small Obsessions used to be about all things Fashion, Food, Travel and Beauty. Now that I am expecting a baby, I decided that my blog should evolve with me as I change and grow so I am adding a Baby Section. It will include all cute things related to children that I come across. I know that a lot of my readers are also fashionista moms so I hope that you like this new addition to my blog :)

I have recently started preparing for my baby boy who is due in two months. Being fashion obsessed, the first thing I have started buying is baby clothes. Mostly impractical ones, instead of pyjamas and onesies that he will spend his first few months in. But that's a whole other issue altogether! :) 

Now that I have quite a few outfits, I am realizing that they are very difficult to organize. The 0-3 months are almost the same size as the 6 months with only a few cm difference. The ONLY way to differentiate between baby clothes is to open them up and re-fold them into a pile in the closet. That takes up TONS of time folding, checking, and re-folding.

I found these closet organizers on Etsy today and found them to be perfect for organizing babies closets. Instead of folding all their clothes, hang them according to size. Many different vendors sell different designs so all you need to do is choose the design that best matches the theme of your baby's room.

Here are a few other options that I liked
These are no longer available by the vendor but if you can find someone to make them for you, they are ADORABLE!

March 14, 2014

Zuma Abu Dhabi

Last week I visited the newly opened Zuma Restaurant on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. Originally a contemporary Japanese restaurant from London, it is now a very popular chain with eight restaurants around the world. One of the most successful of these restaurants is the Zuma at DIFC in Dubai, which has won countless awards since its opening in 2009. 

While it was incredible difficult to get a reservation, the one week wait was definitely worth it. Located in a glass box opposite the Rosewood Hotel, the restaurant stretches over two storeys. Once you enter, you go down a glass elevator and find a large open dining space with a restaurant, bar, lounge, sushi bar and robata grill. Unlike most of the new restaurants in Abu Dhabi, Zuma was PACKED with people and had a very nice vibe with live music from their DJ. Almost every single table was occupied and this was on a Monday!!

The food is beyond yummy and the staff is very friendly and well trained. I highly recommend you try it! I am definitely going back! :)


The restaurant follows the Izakaya style of dining where dishes are quite small and made for sharing. Everything is mouth-watering! 

Left to Right: Black Cod (HIGHLY reccomended!), Jumbo Tiger Prawn, Beef Tenderloin

Keep space for this chocolate souffle- OMG! 

The restaurant is quite big, has a nice vibe and was VERY full- you can sit on the dinner tables, at the sushi bar, robata grill, at the bar or in the lounge area

ZUMA is located right opposite the entrance of the Rosewood Hotel in a glass box structure
Visit their Facebook Page HERE for more details 

Have you dined at Zuma Abu Dhabi yet? How did you like it? 

March 9, 2014

Lancome Miracle Air de Teint Foundation

I don't use liquid foundation- I usually hate their coverage and find they look cake-y and un-natural. I especially it hate when I greet a person with kisses on their cheeks and feel the texture of their foundation. I prefer to use tinted moisturizer and bronzing powder instead.

Having said that, I decided to try Lancome's brand new weightless foundation a few days ago, Miracle Air De Teint and it's like nothing I have ever tried before.  I'm seriously OBSESSED! My skin looked and felt so good afterwards that even my husband told me he loved my makeup that day! 

The foundation is more like a BB cream and skin perfecter. It feels light as air, has a matte finish and left my skin feeling super silky and soft. Best of all it gave me a 'glow' and an air-brushed nude finish.

It comes in 12 different shades so you will definitely find one to match your skin tone

How to Apply: The foundation is very fluid and easy to blend. It is best to put one or two drops onto your hand and then apply with your fingers to your face. Brushes or sponges will soak up the liquid so don't use them. I personally like my skin to look quite tanned so I put bronzing powder on top but you don't really need it for a more natural look. 

Make-up artist Alex Babsky shows how to do a 'No Makeup look' 
using Lancome Miracle Air de Teint 

If your skin only needs light coverage, then this is the product for you. If you are looking for a heavier foundation to cover un-even skin then I would choose another foundation with more coverage. 

Have you tried the Miracle Air De Teint? What did you think? 

March 5, 2014

Supermarket Chic at the Chanel show

Karl Lagerfeld is known for staging some of the coolest runway shows each season. They are never simple and always leave an impression for all of us to talk about for days afterwards! For the Autumn/winter 2014 collection in Paris yesterday, he transformed the runway into a CHANEL SUPERMARKET! Complete with Chanel groceries and trolleys. What a way to glamorize an everyday concept and make it oh so chic! How I wish I was there :(

Karl Lagerfeld created a supermarket where everything was CHANEL-ized

The Chanel supermarket was fully stocked with Chanel products
Clockwise from top Left: Chanel sweets, Doormats, water, and a huge Cheese section

An appetizing fresh vegetable stand, Chanel Spaghetti, chic rubber gloves and Chanel Eggs

As they walked down the runway, the models shopped the isles in super cool trainers 

The It bag of next season?
Tweed and chain mini shopping baskets of course!

Anna Dello Russo preparing to shop the isles

How can we ever shop in a regular supermarket from now on?!

(Source for all photos:

March 2, 2014

Kate Spade's Stationary - Obsession!

If there is one thing I love as much as fashion, it would be stationary. Every time I walk into a bookstore or papery shop, I can spend hours admiring the beautiful paper, expertly bounded notebooks, and cool notepads. Unfortunately, most of us have stopped using paper and pens and simply jot down lists on our smart phones. We even stopped taking the time to hand write cards and thank you notes and prefer to send e-cards instead :(

My favourite thing is when fashion designers create Stationary lines - they are always so covetable! On my recent trip to Canada, I fell in love with Kate Spade's new stationary line and party decorations. Everything is stripped or dotted and is SUPER cute and swoon-worthy. So much that I am looking forward to throwing my next party with these accessories :)

These would look amazing in a b-day party, bridal or baby shower

To add spice to your drinks and cocktails

So much cuter than using regular paper clips! 

February 26, 2014

GRAZIA Style Awards 2014

The Fashion Industry in the U.A.E has grown heaps and bounds over the past few years with Dubai becoming one of the main shopping destinations of the world. As a result, people in the industry and in society in general are incredibly stylish and fashion-conscious. 

Enter the Grazia Style Awards - an awards ceremony dedicated to recognizing those with impeccable style, stand out designers, influential bloggers, regional websites, cool boutiques, and many more. This year the awards will be held on March 25th and voting is now open for the public to cast their votes. How exciting! :)

Nominate your favourite fashionistas for the chance to be recognized in the fashion industry. 

Log onto and vote now! You will be entered into a draw to win 2 upper class flights to the UK with Virgin Atlantic and a shopping voucher from Harrods worth AED 25,000.  I'd say that's a great reason to vote!! 

February 24, 2014

Loving the Floral trend this Spring!

Florals on the Spring 2014 runways
Clockwise from top left: Christian Dior, Burberry Prorsum, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace

I love it when the new Spring collections start trickling into the stores. Everything is always so fresh and colourful compared to the duller winter clothes. This season, I am especially coveting the Floral trend. Flowers have literally popped up everywhere on clothes, bags, shoes, and even pjs!  Here are a few of my favourite picks...

PINKO Floral Skirt
(At all PINKO boutiques in the UAE)

Will you be wearing the floral trend this season?