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Review | AVON- Argan Hair Products

Salaam, I did a mini haul/review in February for some Moroccan Argan oil products I bought from AVON (which you can read about here http://www.ihijabi.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/haulreview-feb-2013.html ) So I've been using it for about a month and thought I'd do a follow up on those products. When I first used it, I could see and feel the difference in my hair. It was really soft to touch and wasn't as frizzy as it used to be when I had washed it before with other products. I really like the products and would recommend them for people who don't like using heat on their hair to tame slight frizzyness, these products really make your hair feel healthy. After using it for a while, I felt that sometimes the shampoo/conditioner didn't clean my scalp properly but did clean my hair quite sufficiently, my scalp became greasy after a day of washing my hair but the mid/ends of my hair were fine (I don't wash my hair everyday). I realised that the actual leave i

Book Review | Aalia's Hijab Styling Guide

For those of you who are familiar with hijabi youtubers/youtube guru's you might know Aalia also known as Alz786UK founder of princess rockz. She is a sister on youtube who shares her hijab styles as well as vlogs, hauls, cooking and OOTD video's. Recently Aalia published a book called 'Aalia's Hijab Styling Guide' it's a book that she's been working on for over a year and finally I got my hands on a copy to review for all you lovely people (= The book costs £14.99 (p&p depends on your location so find out before you order), it's a 115 page paper back book in full colour. My first impressions of the book were very good, it's glossy, high quality and well worth it. It has a vintage look and feel running through it. She signed the first 50 books (I think) and I got a signed copy too =D So this is her contents page, as you can see she has more than just hijab tutorials in the book  as she's included storage ideas and helpful tips

Recipe | Chocolate Ganache Cake

I made a chocolate cake a couple of weeks ago, after uploading a picture of it on facebook there were a lot of requests for the recipe so here it is me lovelies.... You will need: 250g Stork Butter  250g Caster Sugar 230g Self Raising Flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 4 Medium Sized Eggs Cocoa Powder For the icing/topping: 200ml Double Cream  200g Cooking Chocolate Unfortunately when I cook I don't always take exact measurements or time it so some of these steps you will have to estimate... Recipe 1- In a clean bowl put in the 250g of butter (softened) and 250g of sugar, mix it together until it's smooth 2- Add the eggs and mix 3- Slowly add the flour and fold in, add the baking powder and mix so it's completely mixed. 4- Add the cocoa powder (I estimated this one and it does depend on how rich you want it to be) I added roughly 4 or 5 table spoons. 5- Pre-heat your oven & grease your cake tin 6- Pour the mixture into the cake tin and p

OOTD & Review | Post Graduation Party at Chaudhry's Buffet

I had a graduation party with my family (6 months after I actually finished uni and 2 months after I had my graduation ceremony but hey ho). We all went to chaudhrys buffet restaurant in Edmonton (London) for lunch. It was a big deal for my family (paternal side) because I was the first to graduate out of all my cousins, my parents, uncles and aunts never went to uni so everyone was really excited for me when I graduated. Restaurant review Before I show you what I wore I just wanted to do a quick review for the restaurant (which I will e-mail to them). I booked the restaurant beforehand (1 week before) and paid a £50 deposit, I had been there before with a few friends so knew that it wasn't too bad and looked really nice. It's actually a good restaurant, the food is nice (not amazing quality but nice none the less), it's reasonably priced (although it keeps going up) and the decor is really nice, however I wasn't happy with everything. They charge a lot for dri