Beach season has arrived, mamas, so it’s time to climb into that swimsuit, grab your towel, and head to the beach with the kiddos. Sassy Mama has rounded up the best ways to get ready for the beach this winter, from sourcing the perfect bikini to toning up in record time. Get ready to hit the sand!
Looking for the perfect swimwear to flatter your figure, mama? Look no further than Bare Essentials, located in Jumeirah Centre on Beach Road and online at www.bareessentialsdubai.ae. The store offers an unrivalled selection of mix and match swimwear, alongside brands including A-Lister favourite Moontide and young, sassy, brand Piha – and there’s something for everyone, with cup sizes from A to G. Not forgetting accessories, as there is plenty to pick from – from stylish beach dresses to floaty kaftans. If you head to the store, you’ll get the benefit of 24 years of expertise too, with friendly, knowledgeable advice on swimwear fitting, along with extensive brand knowledge. And with an amazing 40% discount offered on both the Moontide and Piha collections for Sassy Mama readers (in store only), you will definitely have the confidence to dazzle on the beach this swimwear season!
Mention ‘Sassy Mama’ when shopping in store to redeem the amazing 40% discount on both the Moontide and Piha collections (expires Tuesday, 15 November, 2016).
Bare Essentials Swimwear Boutique is located in Jumeirah Centre, Shop 15A, 1/F (Jumeirah 1) on the Beach Road. Timings: Sat-Thu 10am-9pm, or shop online at www.bareessentialsdubai.ae
If you’re anything like us, you’ll be used to scraping your hair back into a pony tail on beach days and forgetting about it… but it seems we are missing a trick. In fact, there are few easier ways to ramp up the glam factor on the beach than by booking a home hair service before you hit the sand (not to mention feeling far more confident about your beach look, right Mamas?) From blow-dries, to cuts, to hair styling, to makeup services, the service couldn’t be quicker or more convenient – after all, it doesn’t get much easier than a stylist coming to your home and getting to work on your locks in your very own lounge!
It gets better too mamas, as Blowout & Go is offering 10% off services to all Sassy Mama readers until the end of November! So what are you waiting for mama? We’ll meet you on the beach!
Get 10% off all bookings when mentioning ‘Sassy Mama’ (valid until end of November 2016, across Dubai and the UAE).
Visit www.blowoutandgo.ae or call 04 431 1976
There’s nothing like fabulous swimwear, clothing and beach accessories to get you feeling ready to hit the sand – and we know just the place to get kitted out in style. Whether you’re spending the day at a hotel pool, heading to one of Dubai’s gorgeous beaches, booking a staycation or even reclining on the deck of your private yacht (we can but dream right?!), Boho Beach Boutique is a unique resort fashion boutique that’ll instantly transport you to that incomparable feeling of starting your dream holiday – with that oh-so-cool bohemian twist that hints of Mykonos and Ibiza. Heavenly.
From sexy one-pieces, cute bikinis and gorgeous cover ups, to retro crocheted styles and sophisticated evening looks, Boho Beach Boutique is the answer to every mama (and papa too) who wants to feel luxurious and effortlessly stylish.With handpicked brands from around the world and only a few key pieces from each collection, you can guarantee that you’ll stand out from the crowd – and for all the best reasons.
Think mix and match pieces that’ll help you go from pool to brunch, beach to city with the smallest changes and tweaks – all of which will be suggested by the awesome Boho Beach team and that’ll have you looking like you’ve traveled the globe. And there are styles that’ll suit ever age and body shape so that we can all look gorgeous, whatever the occasion (if you’ve finally got round to booking that Maldives vaycay or European city break, this is the place to go).
Kick off the Dubai Beach Season in Style With a 10% Discount Off all Purchases Until November 15, 2016. To redeem, just mention SassyBeach at point of purchase.
Boho Beach Boutique is located in The Mall, Opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road. There are personal styling, home trunk show and delivery options available too if you just can’t get out and about (we know how it is).
Tel: +971 (0) 4 321 5127
Want to tone up before you pull on your swimsuit, mama? For fast results, Real Pilates could be the solution (especially if your idea of a workout is more about finding your inner zen than it is about pumping iron). Real Pilates launched back in Dubai in 2009 with a view to changing the Pilates landscape in the region, and now 7 years later, offers more than 150 group classes per week and 400 personal training sessions per month (all taught by professional STOTT PILATES certified instructors).
The company recommends Fusion X, Real Barre, Pilates Core, and Reformer Core classes, and with three sessions a week, you will start feeling and seeing changes in your body in just a few weeks. With two locations in Dubai in JLT and Jumeirah, you have the option to pay as you go or purchase packs of 5, 10, or 20 sessions, giving much-needed flexibility to your workouts (and that’s exactly what we need when we have a busy family life, right Mamas?)
Call 04-4585399 (JLT) or 04-3453228 (Jumeirah), or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you need to get your commitment to healthy eating back on track (and let’s be honest mamas, it helps when we want to look our best in a swimsuit), Right Bite is the company to turn to. The subscription-based meal plan service promises to be results orientated, convenient, and full of flavour. Everything is prepared fresh, from scratch, with the very best ingredients the company can source.
And that’s not all mamas, as Right Bite offer expert nutritional counselling and advice. In fact, their service goes beyond weight loss, offering preventative medicine, convenience, variety, support and good healthy food.
There’s something for the everyone in the family too, with packages such as Balanced Mom and The Right Bite Cleanse perfect for mamas, whilst Mighty Lunchables promise healthy school lunch boxes for your little ones.
Fancy trying it? You’re in luck, as the company is offering 20% off both their Renew You (for healthy weight loss) and Balanced Mom (for healthy eating during pregnancy) plans – and both would be perfect for getting into perfect shape for swimsuit season!
Get 4 free days on the Renew You and Balanced Mom 20-day packages (ie the equivalent of a 20% discount). Just quote RBSASSY. This offer will be valid for until Monday, 14 November, 2016 and is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promo.
Contact 04 3388763 for bookings and enquiries.
Perfect beach style isn’t just about the swimsuit; you need the right accessories too – and it doesn’t get much more stylish than the bespoke, wide-brimmed sun-hats on offer at Bits and Pieces to Go. The personalised hats are sold through Instagram account @bitsandpiecestogo, which is the brainchild of Lebanese designer Alia K (with worldwide shipping available). We don’t know about you mamas, but we’ve fallen head over heels for these beauties and can’t wait to add one to our beach kit!
Hats start at $90, with worldwide shipping. Visit www.instagram.com/bitsandpiecestogo/ to order.
Sometimes we need some help kick staring a healthier lifestyle – and that’s where Detox Delight comes in, offering carefully designed Juice Cleanse plans (all delivered directly to your door for extra convenience!). Made with the freshest, raw ingredients, the juices will make you feel healthier and more energetic as you progress through the plan – and getting to the end will have the added bonus of taking inches off your waist and giving your skin a healthy glow. It’s the first step to a healthier lifestyle – and looking fantastic in your swimsuit will definitely make giving up those daily coffees and cakes worthwhile, right Mamas?
Whether you want to smooth cellulite, fade stretch marks, or simply add some glow to dehydrated skin before you strip off for a beach day, Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre has a body treatment to make you feel extra confident in your swimwear. But despite the treatments getting results, they are super relaxing too (and we all need a little pamper every now and again with littlies running around the house, don’t we mamas?).
Been putting off your waxing, mama? With beach season upon us, now is the time to get it sorted. And while you’re at it, why not have a manicure and pedicure? Georgia’s Home Spa is new in town (the venture of a spa therapist with over 17 years experience in the UK). To make a booking, send Georgia a message with your preferred times and she will arrive at your door to strip that hair and perfect those nails expertly and affordably (all in the comfort of your own living room!). It doesn’t get much easier than that!
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Drag yourself out of bed, mama, as if you want to shape up fast, joining a boot camp is definitely going to get results! Original Fitness Co. were the first company to bring military style boot camps to Dubai, making them the perfect choice, and with classes all over the city (some that are unisex and others that are female only), there’s no excuse not to get involved. One thing is for sure – you’ll definitely deserve that rest at the sand when the weekend rolls around…
We used to love lying on a beach and soaking up the sunshine to earn ourselves the perfect golden tan – but it doesn’t work like that when we have kiddos in our life, right mamas? These days, it’s much easier to fake it (and much healthier for our skin too), so we turn to a Vita Liberata Spray Tan to develop that healthy, golden glow before we’ve even climbed into our swimwear. Not only is the brand organic (making it suitable even for pregnant mamas!), but it comes in different shades to suit every skin tone and has impressive lasting power too!
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