Hi hello salaam! LONG time no see, hear, write, all of the above! I don’t remember what our last blog post was about let alone when I wrote it, but what I do know is a lot has changed since then! Your girl got married, moved back home, stopped traveling because of covid and because of #responsibilities (sigh), and most recently just gave birth! – you’re basically all caught up now lol I have many feels about many of those life changes and could ramble for ages on them, but this post has a purpose which I promised myself I would not sway from. This post is all about baby registry tips, must-haves, whatever you want to call it, but all things baby prep! Before I hit you up with this slightly comprehensive list, I do want to say that it is massively overwhelming if you’re having your first baby and don’t know where to start in terms of schtuff. There is SO much out there and the world makes you feel like you need it all but you really don’t (even though your mama already told you this, listen to her lol she’s right!) I remember walking into Buybuy… View Post

I reckon the more I talk about travel and share my sharings about travel and just put it out there into the world, it’ll eventually manifest itself and we can jetset into the skies once again lol sharing three tips/tricks we’ve picked up over the years of travelling which will undoubtedly come in handy on your next trip which will be very soon inshallah! (manifesting for all of us here)   changing SIM cards upon arrival I always change my SIM card as we’re landing, just to save time and have everything up and running once I’ve deplaned but never pack the little iPhone pin to poke your phone to open the little SIM slot. Easiest alternative: your earring! I always get stares by people sitting beside me like what on earth is she doing, but once I’ve managed to make the swap, some have even asked if I can do the same for them lol if you haven’t got earrings in or are a dude with no piercings, be brave and ask the air hostess and 9 times out of 10 she’ll know exactly what you’re on about! Lost suitcase key You’ve arrived at your destination itching to shower… View Post

Vegan, Halal, cruelty-free?! Words synonymous to what we’re having for lunch lol but how often do we think about them when it comes to makeup?! Personally, I’d never heard of ‘halal-certified’ makeup; I’m a Sephora kind of girl as I’m sure many of you are, and more concerned about whether I like the particular shade/product than if it’s halal or haram Cue Shade M Beauty. A brand which reached out a few months ago asking if I would be interested in trying their liquid lipsticks which were Halal Certified, PETA Approved, Vegan Friendly, and Cruelty Free. Not going to lie I was a tad skeptical right off the bat because of the ‘halal-ness’ of the product; as if to allude that what I was currently using was oh so wrong and not permissible and honestly just the words ‘halal’ and ‘makeup’ together kinda sorta made me feel like something would have to be compromised I order for that dynamic to work. This might be a terrible example lol but I can’t imagine regular bacon tastes anything like ‘halal’ turkey bacon (please tell me this makes sense lol) Like myself, you’re probably wondering what on earth makes a product ‘halal’ (permissible according… View Post

Wasn’t planning to do this at all lol but given Sephora’s annual Spring Savings Event won’t be here forever and I’ve been getting messages about makeup/skincare, thought I’d share some of my faves that are available on the site in case you were interested in trying out some new products! If you’ve got no idea what I’m on about, use ‘SPRINGSAVE’ at checkout on the Sephora site for some monies off your order based on your membership account! I’ve already made my order a couple days ago (just a couple skincare bits), but the items below are ones I’ve purchased, would repurchase, and have been using for ages, so hand on heart they work [for me!] x Skincare Caudalie Pore Purifying Gel Cleanser  -love anything from the Vinoperfect range; the Radiance Serum and Instant Detox Mask are 10/10 Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum -fab for anti-aging (fine lines, wrinkles) Lancome Youth Activating Concentrate  -also an anti-aging serum; I tend to use this during the day. Claims you’ll see radiant skin in seven days and have to say it’s true; granted if you use it regularly Concealer Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer -I go between this and Tarte’s… View Post

Ramadan Kareem friends! Ramadan is one of my favorite times of the year and I’ve honestly loved practicing it in a Muslim country, in my own space where I can decorate and practice in peace and quiet lol alhamdulillah I’ve been able to jet home just in time for Eid, but this’ll be the first in ages from start to finish with the entire famalam! definitely a lot more people, noise, and meal requests lol but looking forward to it nonetheless! If you’re unfamiliar with Ramadan, here’s a quick run-down – also my 5 goals from a couple years ago in the event you’re interested in having a read! With only a few days before the holy month, which is bound to be different for the entire ummah this year, thought we’d suggest a few ideas on how to make the most of this time at home. Easy suggestions that I’ll personally be trying to implement, but just because the world is cancelled atm, doesn’t meant Ramadan has to be! I’m a big believer that Ramadan (and Eid) is all about the atmosphere you create in your space and within yourself. Create a space in your bedroom which is free from… View Post