One of our most favorite bloggers "Ansam518" is celebrating her birthday as well as the move to her new domain "Ansam518.com" tomorrow! To celebrate these events, she is having a series of giveaways. The Manhattan is proud to be one of the sponsors of this fantastic series of giveaways! Stay tuned to her blog for a chance to win a small prize courtesy of The-Manhattan.Net! Click HERE for more details!!!
The Grapevine is a new blog that posts about events & activities happening around Kuwait. The Manhattan is one of their first & proud new advertisers. Go ahead, take a look & don't forget to follow them on Twitter & FB! :)
"Have nothing to do? Want to socialize with others? The Grapevine is a blog where you can find social groups, events & activities happening around Kuwait. Have an event, activity, or social group you'd like to share? Feel free to send it over & we'll post it ASAP. And when they ask you how you heard about it, tell them you "heard it through The Grapevine!"

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The Manhattan is now on Kuwait Paper Dump!

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First we brought you the "Liberty" way, and now we bring you the "Hermès" way. If you've ever received a silk scarf, chances are you've wondered how to wear it -- particularly those of the square variety. Well, wonder no more: Enter J'aime Mon Carrè, or in English, "I Love My Scarf."  A series of street-style shots akin to The Sartorialist or Art of the Trench, the newest Polaroid-bordered fashion snaps are curated via an unlikely source: Hermès. The storied French fashion house has had a bit of a reboot, now appealing to a younger crowd -- and taking their styling tips, too. Every photo features an inventive, out-of-the-box way to wear the designer silk square. C'mon and get creative! ;)
Did you know that some facial and body scrubs use teeny beads of polyethylene plastic to help clean out your pores? Apparently, the exfoliating ingredient in Olay's body wash, and in most similar big-brand products (such as Dove Gentle Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser and Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser), is actually made out of PLASTIC: tiny particles of polyethylene that scrub the dirt from your face and then wash straight down the drain and into watersheds and, eventually, oceans. Plastic does not biodegrade; therefore, the increasing amounts of plastic we consume are clogging the planet's seas, killing millions of sea creatures every year when they swallow it, choke on it, or get tangled in it and drown. Why not find a cleanser that uses natural stuff (such as sugar) to scrub the dirt off your face?

Here are some excellent alternatives:
  • Avalon Organics Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub (ground walnut & flax)
  • Burt's Bees line of scrubs (ground peach stones, almond, & oats)
  • Freeman Feeling Beautiful Salt Body Scrub (salt)
  • Freeman Feeling Beautiful Sugar Body Scrub (sugar)
  • Nature's Gate Revitalizing Facial Scrub (ground willow bark, walnut, & corn meal)
  • Queen Helene Natural Facial Scrub (ground walnut)
  • Skin Milk Facial Scrub, Exfoliate (oat flour & almond meal)
  • St. Ives Apricot Scrub (ground apricot kernels)
  • Lush Ocean Salt Cleanser (sea salt)
And the ones that contain plastic that you should avoid:
  • Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
  • Clean & Clear's line of scrubs
  • Dove Gentle Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser
  • Neutrogena's line of scrubs
  • Noxzema's line of scrubs
  • Olay's line of scrubs
  • Phisoderm Nurturing Facial Polish

If you want to go EXTRA ECO, you can always make your own fresh exfoliant at home. Here is a great site with a wonderful recipe you can use:
Another great local source for eco-friendly advice and information is the following:
iClothing.Com has designed this LBiD (Little Black Dress) which is perfect for those iPad-obsessed fashionistas! It is made from cotton sateen, sells for around $90, and believe it or not, it is SOLD OUT on their site!! They have a Tee version for the guys (girls, we can wear them as well), and they are made from 100% soft cotton jersey.

What a random way to keep your iPad close to your heart. Would anyone be daring enough to wear one of these here in Kuwait???

Since April, this man has been counting down 101 uses for his ex-wife's wedding dress, and documenting it on My Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress! Hilarious! So what's his ex-wife's wedding dress been good for so far? Flossing, scarecrow, tablecloth, yoga mat, etc...
Have you ever wanted an opinion about an outfit but no one was around? GoTryItOn.Com is the answer!

Get An Opinion:
"It's that second opinion we all need, for wherever we're going. GO TRY IT ON is like having your girlfriend in the fitting room, even if she's on a different continent. It's honest advice on your look... before you go out!"

Give An Opinion:
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A site where you can buy/sell/trade and blog about all of those little painful reminders in your jewelry box that make you wonder “what did I ever see in him?"
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