Maximize Your Closet – Ethnic Wear! FT. Doch

Hey hey!

Hope you’re doing well and enjoying the sunny summer weather ☀️

I always get asked how I come up with so many outfit combinations and everyone thinks I have 8706532 articles of clothing. I am not *always* shopping, as per popular belief hehe. I do have a closetful of clothing, alhamdulilah, and I am always thinking of new ways to wear the clothes I already have. I think that’s the essence of fashion. Especially as I’ve been getting this feedback recently, I thought I’d make this blogpost about how to expand your wardrobe!

When it comes to ethnic wear, it can be difficult to re-wear the same outfit in a short period of time. The eye-catching intricate glitz and glamour that accompanies ethnic wear can even be difficult to style in ways other than its original form. But, if you’re going to spend a good amount of money on such pieces, you want to wear them in more than one way!

Workout OOTD + Update of Grains & Gains

Hello there!

Hope you are all doing well!
Sorry for not uploading yesterday! I had a presentation this morning at 8:30 AM that was worth 20% of my grade, so decided to brush up for that 😅
I’m currently in the library writing this during my class break, so you know I survived HAHA!

I wanted to share an update on my personal fitness and my trainer, Aishah, from Grains and Gains (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go to Part 1)! But before, that I want to share one of my favourite workout outfits with you all. Hopefully, it may inspire you as well!

Fitness Journey and Having Personal Trainer! #GrainsAndGains

Hey everyone!
Hope you all are doing well!
This summer I really wanted to get my life together – you know, finally do things that I’ve been meaning and wanting to do. Things that I said I would do when I had more time. Seeing that my ‘summer’ (saying it that way because summer weather really didn’t start til like mid June) vacation is now almost over, I really have to get stuff done!
One such thing was getting into a more healthy lifestyle. I’ve never been one to exercise, and I’ll openly admit, so I really wanted to start getting more active and healthy.
I really didn’t know how to go about this, it’s such an overwhelming task to do on your own, especially when it’s something you have no knowledge and no particular interest either.
This is where Aishah from Grains and Gains comes in! Yes, I got a personal fitness trainer to help out! I KNOW, I NEVER THOUGHT THIS DAY WOULD COME. Now, it’s important to note that this is an online personal training service!
I guess you could say it’s the start of something new, it feels so right to be here with youuuuu!

Full on disclaimer – I’m not doing any of this to lose weight or to be trendy or anything of the sort. I honestly just want to be more mindful of what I put into my body and treat this body the way it deserves to be treated. Allah (SWT) has blessed us with many things, our body, the food we eat, and the life we live. We shouldn’t take it for granted and as we plan out our lives to ensure we are successful in the future, being ‘fit’ now is to ensure that we have long and healthy lives, inshAllah!

#HHReviews – Matte Lipsticks Part 2 – Milani and Colourpop

Hey Salaam!

I hope you are all doing well! Thank you all for the great feedback on #HijabiHeroes Summer edition. I haven’t really felt like I’ve been on the ball with blogging lately, but after seeing all the comments and the views, it felt good to actually be back!

I’m back with the Part 2 to my #HHReviews on matte lipsticks! Surprised how easy the transition from fashion to beauty was haha! You all seemed to like it and I’m so glad, because I was pretty nervous about it tbh 😁 I don’t really know much about makeup so I’m pleasantly surprised (and honoured) that you would trust my opinion aha 😅

Let’s get right into it with Milani and Colourpop matte lip products today!

#HHReviews – Matte Lipsticks Part 1 – Revlon and NYX

Hello there!

I hope you are all doing well! Yes, back with the 2nd blogpost of the week, feels so so so good!

I’m starting new series called #HHReviews. Surprise Surprise LOL!
Sorry, I just can’t help but to organize my blogposts into series! It’s almost like organizing your files into folders on your desktop. Just helps keep you mentally sane yenno 😅. This also gives me a chance to expand in the same format and review more types of products for you all!

I’ll be starting this series with a review of many brands and types of matte lipsticks! Since wedding season is in full swing, I thought this might be helpful and would be useful if you want to diversify your lip product collection. I will be having a Part 2 to this blogpost, I didn’t want to cram everything into one, so I thought splitting it up might work better!

Honestly, I never used to wear lipsticks, just tinted lip balms, but ever since I discovered the wonders of matte lip products, I’m sold! Even MommaHH, who has tons of lipsticks, only wears matte now! So you know this is a shared collection!

I’m going to be talking about Revlon and NYX matte lip products today!

DIY Face Mask!

Hola Chicas!

I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far!

Speaking for myself, some days my skin just needs a little uplifting! Here’s a super duper easy face mask to make at home with ingredients EVERYONE has! (no lie though)
This face mask really helps to exfoliate your skin, clear out your pores, and get rid of blackheads!
After, your skin will glow, feel fresh and soft, and overall, leave you with a nice minty fresh look!

There are only 2 ingredients needed for this! I wasn’t lying when I said it was going to be simple 🙂
All you need is Toothpaste and Salt!
Grab a bowl, and put 2 parts salt to 1 part toothpaste. I used about 4 teaspoons of salt and 2 teaspoons of toothpaste. This made enough for both my mom and I to use this mask.

Just mix in these two with a spoon and fold the salt into the toothpaste. I promise it will all come together! Once mixed, add about a teaspoon of water and you’re good to go!

One important thing before you apply the mask on your face! Wet a facecloth with HOT water and place it on your face. This is crucial as it will open up your pores and allow the mask to work its magic.

Apply the mask evenly on your face. Avoid the eye area!! Salt burns open wounds so you wouldn’t want to get this near your eyes, not even lids or anything!

Leave it on for five minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water. Maximum use is once a week as the mask can be harsh on the skin at times. At the end, your face may look a little red – not to worry, the redness will fade in a couple minutes! Make sure to moisturize when you’re done to prevent any dryness and keep your skin healthy!

Super easy, quick, and inexpensive! Most importantly, remember to embrace your natural beauty and feel comfortable in your own skin! <3

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The two simple ingredients!
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Mixing the salt with the toothpaste
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All mixed in before adding the water
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The final product!

If you tried this mask out, let me know your results! Also, if you know of any other face masks, comment below! 🙂

– Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~