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My Opinion on the Harambe Incident

Over the course of the week I have seen sooo many articles about Harambe the Gorilla who was killed to save a toddlers life. People are arguing he should have been tranquilised instead, I saw articles about how the childs mother was negligent and she should instead pay for his life. What parent takes their kid to a zoo and worries that they will end up in a Gorilla enclosure?? Surely a zoo which is marketed to children and families should have precautions to prevent this. For everyone sharing the article about how he shouldnt have been killed because animals are equal, I am sure that if that baby was mauled to death by the Gorilla you would have strong feelings opposing that too.

The thing is …we all have opinions but casting judgements isnt enough to make a change. The truth is that if you really care about Gorillas enough to share 20 articles about this incident you should be fighting to close Zoo’s because in my eyes they are the real problem here. Zoo’s are cruel no matter how big the enclosures and I dont think Harambe loved his caged life as an entertainer. If Harambe was in his natural habitat this incident would have never happened. All those “experts” commenting on whether his behaviour was aggresive or protective are a joke…how can you be an expert on baby and gorilla interaction…its not supposed to happen and there are hundreds of different opinions because they dont know…how can they?!

Gorillas belong in the wild whether they are endangered or not, plenty of wildlife parks manage to have breeding programs where animals can live a happy life. My point is that actions speak louder then words, instead of sharing 20 articles, sign and share one petition, raise money, volunteer or work at a place where you can make a difference for something you believe in!

Here is a petition I signed proposing the Gorillas currently in Cincinnati Zoo are moved to a sanctuary where they have more freedom and space and are bred to be in the wild instead of imprisoned in Zoo’s.

 

 

Toms One for One

I had an eye-opening experience at the Tom’s store in Dubai Mall. I always knew that Toms were comfy and cute but I had no idea about One for One. Did you know that for every purchase of Toms shoes you make, a child in South or Central America receives a pair of shoes.

Having lived in Peru the video of the Peruvian children receiving shoes from the Tom’s employees brought back warm memories. We often take the simplest things for granted, to us shoes are a commodity but in many parts of the world shoes are a luxury. Blake Mycoskie the founder of Toms had the fantastic idea, A simple idea that has grown into a global movement: TOMS Shoes has provided over 60 million pairs of shoes to children since 2006, TOMS Eyewear has restored sight to over 400,000 since 2011 and TOMS Roasting Company has helped provide over 335,000 weeks of safe water since launching in 2014. In 2015, TOMS Bag Collection was founded with the mission to help provide training for skilled birth attendants and distribute birth kits containing items that help a woman safely deliver her baby. As of 2016, TOMS has supported safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers.

So next time you make a Tom’s purchase, you should be aware that your money is helping someone in need 🙂 I love my customised Toms, they painted Llamas on them for me as a little symbol of Peru ❤

 

Theta Healing In Dubai

A Minister of happiness was recently appointed here in the UAE, this is to nurture a happier community. This will be done by encouraging people to engage in healthier habits for the mind, body and soul. Theta healing is a practice which allows us to clear limiting beliefs and live life with positive thoughts. Elias Kanakri is a certified Theta healing practitioner and instructor, he said:

“It gives me so much joy to be living in a country that acknowledges the importance of happiness as an index to measuring people’s well being. Whether the government is reflecting people’s drive for more happiness or vice versa, one thing is for sure: there is a growing trend toward a more holistic lifestyle. This is manifested in the surging numbers of alternative modalities and complementary medicine that are planting their roots in the UAE. Theta Healing specifically is on the rise and when I see my classes full of eager seekers, I know I’m in the right place at the right time.”

You can try a Theta healing session with Elias or even do his course to learn how to practice it yourself. Check out his website for more info.

L’Oréal Pro Fiber Treatment Review

 

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I began my trial of L’Oréal’s New Pro Fibre range one month ago and wanted to share the results with you. It is a range specially formulated to rescue dry and distressed hair.

When I got to the Belle Femme Salon the first thing they did was diagnose my hair to see which level of damage it was, 1 is the least damaged and 3 is the most. I was a 1 which pleasantly surprised me but because I have thick hair they said they would treat it with the green Restore range, designed for Stage 2 hair damage, it consists of Repairing Shampoo, and a Mask. It leaves hair that’s been subject to frequent styling, straightening or coloring much smoother, shinier and more supple for easier detangling.

How?

As the new generation of long-lasting hair care, Pro Fiber’s exceptional formulas combine unique active ingredients to penetrate hair, locking in repairing actives for visibly lasting results. After treatment, the fiber is renewed from root to tip, to look and feel as though it was always perfect, and hair tips appear freshly cut. Pro Fiber’s sophisticated hair care technology lies in the APTYL 100 molecular complex, an important scientific breakthrough that locks in molecules within the hair fiber.

Results:

I felt an immediate difference once they applied the treatment, if you see in the photo my hair is shiny and looks healthy after the treatment. It was really frizzy until she blow dried it, I did expect the frizz to reduce but it didn’t immediately however the hair felt softer and restored. 4 weeks on, I have been using the shampoo and hair mask twice a week and  the re-charge monodoses weekly. I feel my hair has definitely improved, it is more silky and less frizzy and I am pleased with the results. I still need to blow dry it as it is pretty wild so don’t expect a miracle, this isn’t a keratin or botox treatment but it has definitely restored my hair and made it feel significantly healthier and I definitely recommend it if you blow-dry and colour your hair as often as I do. My hair is really resilient and I find it always reacts well to L’Oréal Professionnel products and they feel gentle on the hair too, they did spend 15 years creating this formula after-all!

You can buy your treatment from all L’Oréal Professionnel hair salons in Dubai. This is where the tailor-made Regenerate treatment must begin, with Long-lasting Care Activator in order to initiate APTYL 100, the effects of which can then be continued at home with six Re-Charge monodoses.

 

Retail Prices:

L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber Rectify Resurfacing Shampoo AED100

L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber Rectify Resurfacing MaskAED130

L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber Restore Repairing Shampoo AED100

L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber Restore Repairing Mask AED130

L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber Reconstruct Restructuring Shampoo AED100

L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber Reconstruct Restructuring Mask AED130

L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber Recharge AED284