Monday, 2 February 2015

blk. water

blk. Water

After coming across the water brand on Instagram, I was curious to know and learn more about it. Fortunately there's a really awesome organic store, near where I live they usual stock great international products and I was able to pick up a bottle from there. From the packaging of the water it clearly stands out and grabs your attention, the black liquid and white text truly pops out from other water bottles in a fridge. The black liquid made me a little reluctant to try it, so I can be honest when saying I kept it in my fridge for about a week after purchasing it. 

What is Blk.water?
blk.(bee • el • kay) 
Blk water is premium fulvic enhanced, all natural mineral water. Blk is made without sugar, carbs or calories, and is completely hydrating. 

Why is it black?
This is the outcome of the reaction when fulvic trace minerals are added to pure water. Fulvic is a type of humid acid that is lower in molecular weight, but higher in oxygen. 

Upon opening the bottle you immediately think that there is going to be some sort of strong scent, however, there is no scent from the bottle, like water it has no aroma. When sipping it, it truly does just taste exactly like mineral water, even though your mind wants to make you believe that there is some difference due to the black liquid. If there was a blind tasting test with normal water and Blk. water, I am certain that I would say both glasses tasted the same. 

What are the benefits of Fulvic minerals in blk. water?
Fulvic acid has proven to be a powerful organic electrolyte, serving to balance cell life. There are numerous of health benefits and these are some of them:

- Enhanced Nutrients = Enhances the availability of nutrients and makes them more readily absorbable. 
- Transport of Nutrients = Helps in dissolving and transport of important minerals and vitamins in your body. 
- Stimulates Metabolism = Encourages faster metabolism and energizes the immune system. 

Benefits of drinking blk.water?
So what are the advantages of drinking this black liquid:

- Hydration : contains high pH levels, which helps the body to neutralize acids and stay balanced.
- 0 Calories : it contains no sugar, no carbs, no calories.
- Refreshed : contains electrolytes which help to keep you refreshed and hydrated

As science continues to surprise us in the most unexpected way it was only evident that in time, someone would take normal mineral water and develop in a way that we thought could not be possible. But is there any need to develop the one natural beverage that we all need to intake in order to lead a healthy life, some would argue no. I think that the science behind blk.water is impressive, I believe its a drink that we can all enjoy occasionally but nothing beats or can replace the great taste of normal water.

I feel this product is marketed as a hip product, for a niche audience to grab on to. With health becoming more of a craze rather than a lifestyle choice, this is the perfect example where a company has seen the opportunity to funk up a human necessity making it more desirable, by its use of fancy word references and colour. I would totally recommend everyone to try, and I will also suggest that you should never give up drinking normal water. ★ 

Thursday, 29 January 2015

S*uce on Sea - Dubai

My Dubai Trip - S*uce on Sea

During the end of December I was lucky enough to escape London's bitter winter and experience Dubai's stunning winter weather. Flying out just after the Christmas celebrations, and while sick with a chest infection meant all the better reason for a holiday.

Arriving to Dubai feels like home away from home, travelling to UAE since I was younger on family vacations means that I have my regular shopping and eating spots that I must visit when out there. Even with my list of favourite destinations to visit, there's always a whole new list of places that I have yet to discovered...S*uce being on top of my list!

After an afternoon of strolling around the beach shops of JBR area, unplanningly I seem to find myself discovering S*uce's second shop 'S*uce on Sea'. Of course the fashion gods were paying attention to my desires and lead me to pure shopping heaven. 

S*uce on Sea is an adorable store located off a corner of the shopping area, holding a Californian style beach feel to the shop. With wood decking and bursts of colour popping off from the rails and shelves you eyes seem to dot madly around the store when first entering. The same kind of sensation we get when we see an outstanding sale rail of designer shoes, and your eyes do a full speed scan of the designer brands laying in front of you at discount prices, that same heart pumping moment I felt at S*uce on Sea.    

It somewhat feels like a beach party has just ended with big umbrellas, paper Hawaiian flowers floating around the store, total bring the beach elements from outside, inside the store. S*uce is a store that stocks a host of international and Dubai based brands, from beachwear, accessories and fine jewellery! With the craze of social media, it's much easier to discover new brands with international bloggers truly paving the way for their worldwide acknowledgement. I have a couple of Dubai and Middle Eastern brands that I follow and love for their modern take on classic Arabian culture. As many may know during my travels, I enjoy collecting jewellery and particular bracelets as souvenirs. It makes a piece that you wear everyday that much more special, it has a story and memories attached to it. 

Bil Arabi is a unique Dubai established brand that uses traditional arabic letters and text in fine jewelry, which is also stocked at S*uce on Sea. Designer Nadine Kanso wanted her line to reflect both a personal message as well as a strong cultural one. Her collection consists of high value and low value pieces which all use 18-ct gold with precious and semi precious stones. Glamorous designs in array of necklace, earrings, rings and bracelets. 

When in Dubai next I suggest that you all visit a S*uce store, and entice yourself into the local fashion designers. It wonderful to enjoy the local established talent, you get a sense of the type of fashion culture that the city offers. ★

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

New Vibe, New Year !

New Vibe... New Year!

It's quite crazy how fast one year can come and go, we tend to only realize this when the year has already been completed. 

Thats why this year we need to set a whole new vibe to our days and weeks of 2015. 

We need to make sure that we make it memorable, and not allow the months to escape us without any memories. 

A brand new year awaits us, giving our soul a sense of lightness and chance. 

Whatever has happened in the past, remember, rebuild and relive bigger and better. 

This year have no fear, have the strength to follow through on all that you wish to achieve, travel more to keep your imagination alive and always express your inner emotions.

A brand new year, 12 unwritten months, 52 weeks of adventures and 365 days of memories to be created.

Waste no moments, take hold of all opportunities and live to experience a new chapter of your life!-

Happy 2015!

- SKarman's Passion -

Photo Info: Taken in the Dubai Desert - December 2014