Jul 29, 2013

Makeup Monday: Featured Post by Asmaa

Today's post is the first guest post on my blog by the beautiful Asmaa. Read below to get this look and follow her on instagram: withloveasmaa for more makeup tricks and tips!

Hello Ladies,
This look is a fairly simple look. For those daring this could be a daytime look or for most of us a nighttime look. I used really blendable eyeshadows by inglot. The color on my lids is this rich burgundy color blended out with a peach which makes it really wearable during the day. And on the lower lashline a bright purple blended in really well. And of course you have your winged eyeliner, mascara and your lashes. Hope you enjoyed this look!

With love,

Products Used:
Inglot 493
Inglot 450
Inglot Peach (not sure what number)
Loreal gel liner in blackest black
Diorshow mascara
Home wrecker lashes by trueorfalselashes

Some more of Asmaa's Looks:

Jul 28, 2013

OOTD: A little bit of Red

Hello my lovely readers, I hope that you are having a great day and Ramadan to my fellow Muslims. It has been a bit since I posted and I apologize for my disappearance however I have been very busy at work as it is one of my 'busy seasons'. By the time I get home from work, I have just enough time to get in an hour workout and shower in time for iftar. I wanted to share a few pictures from my little trip to Atlantic City yesterday. It was my first time there and I was too distracted to take a lot of pics haha.

Jul 10, 2013

Ramadan Random Acts of Kindness 2013

Ramadan Mubarak to all my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters celebrating this beautiful month! This year some of my good friends and I were talking about different things we could do this month to make an impact in our own lives as well as those in our community. Take about 5 minutes from your day to watch this video and share it with those in your community so Insha'Allah we can spread the word and create a more fulfilling Ramadan for all.

 It takes 30 days to make a lasting habit- and Ramadan being a month long is a great time to instill a new habit in your life that will benefit you even long after Ramadan is over. A few habits we talked about include:
-praying your prayers on time
-smiling/saying hello more often to strangers in passing
-reading a few pages of the Quran after every prayer
-not rushing through wudu or prayers
-working on clearing your mind during prayers
-saying thank you more often
-holding the door
-complimenting others

In addition to creating new habits for ourselves, it's a great month to help those in our community. The goal is to at least commit to one act of kindness this Ramadan to help those in this month of giving as well as giving a good light on Islam. There are endless acts of kindness but a few that I like a lot are:
-paying off toys that are on layaway at a store
-creating bags for the homeless filled with essentials (see an example list below)
-taking flowers to the hospital
-leaving the mailman a gift in your mailbox
-leaving change in vending machines for the next person
-leave dollar bills between things at the dollar store
-giving gift certificates to grocery stores for those using food stamps

These are just some of the things we can do, please share your thoughts and ideas so that we can make this the best event ever. Share this video and post and help make this an easy way we can give during this beautiful month and help ourselves grow as well as those around us.

Homeless Bags:
Socks, Tissues, Rain Poncho, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Bottled Water, Granola Bars, Trail Mix, Hand Sanitizer, Deodorant, Etc.

Jul 8, 2013

OOTD: Tribal Top

I seem to have an obsession with black if you couldn't already tell. It must be the Iranian in me of course. I love pairing black with a statement piece to pop, here I wore this tribal style print jacket and paired it with a sequins belted skirt. Also, this is a different way I wear my hijab sometimes. It's a shawl but I wrap the front as if it was a square hijab, I know that's a terrible explanation but that's the best way I can think of explaining it. 

Jacket & Skirt: Zara // Necklace: H&M // Heels: Bakers

Jul 4, 2013

Austere Attire Hijab Review

I'm am sooooooooooooooo excited about this review. When the amazingly talented girls behind Austere Attire, Nilab and Marya, sent me these beautiful hijabs from their new line, I instantly fell in love. The material of the hijabs are so light and perfect for summer and the fun prints add an extra touch of pizzazz. Another thing I love about their hijabs is that they are so affordable, even cheaper than the hijabs I buy from actual stores!! I highly recommend their hijabs and I can't wait to see what they have in store for the future because I'm definitely going to be a customer. Thank you lovely ladies for sharing a piece of your amazing work with me! 

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