Spread a Smile by Donating a Barbie

Back in 2012 I shared this post to help my mum collect barbies for a project that she is part of.

Today I wanted to give you an update on this project since the blog post my mum and her sisters have donated a total of 300+ barbies to orphans and under privileged girls in various parts of the world.

The barbies that we have collected over these years have been given a mini makeover, dressed in beautiful items made by my mother and my aunts in France. They seem to have the process down well as they are like a mini factory every one of them has a job to do. It was a joy watching them on my last trip to France, they would gather every afternoon and work on this together. It actually brings them joy to do this, what a beautiful way to feel joy when giving to others.

After the barbies have all been dolled up, they are packaged and sent to Espoire sans frontiers (Hopes without barriers). They are then shipped to little girls who want have only seen these barbies and shops and only imagined playing with them.

I believe that we can do a lot to help each other and you might be surprised how little it takes of you to do so. It’s the little things that make a BIG difference to those less privileged.

Donate your barbies

Here is a picture of the girls with their dolls their smiles, priceless!

If you are in Oman have any barbies that your daughters don’t play with kindly email sewchicandunique [@] gmail.com or call/text 95151122 so we can set a place to meet.

For those out of Oman simply send me at the address above so I can send you our address in Oman/France (whichever is closer to you) to send the barbies to.

Thank you in advance and may we continue to make a positive difference in each others lives.

Stay blessed

by mayya

DIY: My ACV & Green Tea Toner

I have a been a fan of incorporating natural products in my skincare ever since I used oatmeal as a face mask, to help my skin fight an allergic reaction to a facial cream I bought.

A couple of years ago I shared how to make your own scrub using brown sugar and today I would like to show you how you could make your own toner using products found in your own kitchen!

DIY Toner


The main ingredients for the toner are

  • Green tea
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
  • Vitamin E Oil*
  • Lemon *

(*) are optional

Toner is the 2nd part of a 3 step process when it comes to skincare. First is to wash your face with a cleanser, then tone the skin and lastly to apply moisturizer.

I use it twice a day (morning and evening) I apply it on a cotton ball and  wipe my face with it.

I have been using this toner for at least a year and I simply LOVE it and wanted to share it with you, especially since many of you have asked me what I use on my skin.

Please keep in mind that what works for me might not work for you and only by experimenting,  you get to know what works best for your skin.

Watch my video to see how I make my toner

Love the fact that this toner is one I can make on my own, its cheap and it does wonders for my skin!

Do you use natural products in your skincare? If so what do you use?

by mayya

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