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Beauty Review | Beauty Blender vs Artist of Make-up Beauty Buffer

Salaam alaykum sisters! Pretty much all make-up artists use beauty blenders and sponges to apply or blend make-up. I have been using 2 sponges for a little while now and thought I would do a quick review to give my verdict on which I think is the best. The first is the original beauty blender bought online from beautybay.com for £16 and the second is the beauty buffer from Artist of Makeup for £5.95. The pictures above show both the beauty buffer (on the left) and the original beauty blender (on the right) when wet under a running tap and the water squeezed out so they are damp making them ready to apply or blend your make-up with. When I first started using the original beauty blender I loved it, my foundation and concealer always looked amazing, it took a bit of getting used to at the beginning as I was always used to using my fingers or a buffing brush to apply my make-up. The beauty blender doubles in size when you wet it and as you bounce it on your face

Review | Loaded Burgers

Anyone else feeling worse for wear? It's that cold/flu season again and I've spent almost 2 days indoors feeling under the weather, so today hubby decided to take me out of the house for a late lunch. We ended up at 'Loaded Burgers' in Stoke Newington. I remember around this time last year going to the same place when it was 'Neon Burgers'. I really enjoyed Neon Burgers, so I was really disappointed when they closed down. Neon Burgers has now turned into Loaded burgers, I have heard good things about Loaded Burgers from people who have been to the Ilford branch, so it was time to give this place a go. Luckily it's a Saturday and we found free parking on a side road close by (Parking restrictions in the area are until 6.30pm Monday-Friday and up to 1.30pm on Saturday, free on Sundays). It was difficult to find the opening times for Loaded Burger but from what I remembered Neon Burgers was open from 5pm so we just took the chance and decided to go at

The colour of my skin

This is a topic that I think many girls from a South Asian background can relate to...the complexion of our skin and the obsession with being fair. "O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female and have made you into nations and tribes for you to know one another.  Truly, the noblest of you with God is the most pious. Truly, God is All-Knowing, All-Aware." (Quran, 49:13) In the South Asian (Bangladesh, India & Pakistan) culture, being fair/white is apparently beautiful. Your beauty is rated on a scale of how fair or dark you are. This issue has caused major problems, from breaking up relationships to destroying the self esteem of many young girls with darker complexion. Below I will share with you true and personal stories of myself and people I know, to hopefully give you an insight into how disgusting and destructive this mind set is and why we MUST do something to change this. When I was very young I was quite fair in complexion, as I got older t

Review | 'Oooh my'

Salaam salaam! I haven't posted anything in a really long time and almost felt like giving up blogging altogether. After the wedding life took over and it's really difficult trying to balance everything. Anyway I haven't given up and here is a quick review for two kimono dresses from a company called 'Oooh My', which I came across on instagram. Today I will be sharing my views on the dresses and the company.   I actually don't have pictures of me wearing the dresses so I have shared with you the sample pictures from their website. I bought these two kimono dresses from the website. I actually found a hard time choosing the colours because there are so many to choose from, but I felt these two were something I could wear in this summer transitioning to autumn weather. The website is fairly easy to use and I found the pictures of the items really helpful. It's always a good idea to have a model wear the products so that people can visualise wh

Review | Mayahmeen London

Salaam alaykum! Today I'd like to introduce you all to 'Mayahmeen London'. This is a small family run business selling beautiful hair/hijab accessories. Some of you may have come across their stall at charity events like smokey not smudgy. I have been lucky enough to try a sample of one of their pieces... This delicate and dainty gold and green piece is well crafted and made with really high quality materials. The 3 strand piece in particular can be worn in a variety of ways to suit your hijab style and your mood. The small earring type attachment at the end of each strand makes it easy to wear and doesn't make big holes in your scarf, it also means you can wear it in your hair for sister only events or if your don't wear a hijab. I came across Mayahmeen via Instagram, straight away I loved the uniqueness of their pieces. Every headpiece is elegant and there is something there to suit everyone's taste. Each headpiece is handmade w