#HIJABIHEROES – Winter 2017!

Hey hey! I hope you are all doing well!

I thought, what better way to show my love and gratitude to you all than posting a #HijabiHeroes post on Valentine’s Day?! Seriously, I say it every time, and this time is no excuse, thank you for all of the love, support, and encouragement you have all given me. I love writing the #HijabiHeroes posts, because not only do I just get to gush about how cute everyone is, but I also get some style inspiration myself hehe.

If you’d like to be featured in my Spring #HijabiHeroes post, please comment below or message me! I would love to have you on here 🙂

Okay, without further delay, let’s get straight to our Winter #HijabiHeroes!

#HijabiHeroes – Fall 2016 Edition!

Hey lovelies!

I hope you are all doing well! AHHH, I feel like I am always apologizing for an absence with all the excuses! However, my site has been down for A HOT MINUTE so I’m really sorry for missing out on uploading and also if you tried to access my site and couldn’t. Inshallah this won’t happen again!
This post has been a long time coming, like over a month.

I’m gonna jump straight into today’s well-awaited post – #HijabiHeroes! In case you don’t know what my #HijabiHeroes series is, it’s a collection of blogposts  with different themes where I feature YOUR outfits! It is a way to show my appreciation for all of the support and love I receive for HH. So a HUGE thank you to all these ladies featured in this post, y’all are the real MVPs. Also, thank you to everyone for supporting and encouraging me with HH, reading my long blogposts, liking my Instagram pictures, the works. I APPRECIATE YOU 🙂

Also, if you’d like to be included in my next #HijabiHeroes post, which will be the Winter edition, please feel free to comment below or even email me at malikah@hijabiheroes.com!

I can’t wait to show you these super cute Fall outfits!!

OOTD – Fall Casual FT. Hijab Loft

Hey lovelies!

Hope you are all doing well! Boy, what a week this has been! Busy to say the least, and I’ve been on that borderline ‘I think I’m getting sick but nothing full fledged yet but it’s been like this for like a week now’. So please pray I don’t get sick!! The weather is changing every second here so we need communal prayers for everyone not to get sick LOL.

Anyways, since the colours are changing and the leaves are falling, so it was only appropriate to post a Fall ootd! I mean we are almost at the end of October, so I think I’m late on this to be honest! Well, I’ve been posting loads of my daily outfits on Instagram, so don’t forget to check that out (self-promo ayyy).

This outfit all started off when I saw this scarf from Hijab Loft. I knew it would be perfect for the Fall and Winter time, and not just as a hijab of course! If you know me, you know I love versatility, so this hijab also makes for a great ‘blanket’ scarf to me! The quality of the fabric is very nice and the material is ideal for this type of look. I love the colours in this Marrakesh hijab from Hijab Loft – pink and grey is one of my favourite combinations for the colder seasons!

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!

Back to School Outfit Ideas FT. Neer Couture

Hello Hello!

Long Time 🙈🙈🙈

I’m not even going to try to defend myself this time – Sorry I’ve been away! I went to Florida for my brother’s engagement, and then we took a road trip around the East Coast! We just came back last weekend and I started school on Tuesday, so got busy with uni.
BUT, the good news is that I vlogged my entire trip, so you can watch all the vlogs on my YouTube channel! And if I’m ever away from blogging for a while, I’m probably still active on Instagram (lol whoops!) so follow me on Instagram – @hijabiheroes!

Speaking of school, I’m back in uni for my 3rd year! Throwback to the times when our first week was just orientations and syllabus reviews, because I already have so many readings and even a presentation in a couple days! 😅
This week, the energy level was still a bit high, but considering all of my classes start between 8:30-9:30, not to mention my clinicals that start at 6:45, I know my permanent state of ‘being tired’ is going to start any time now LOL. With low energy, having good outfits will be overthrown by the general dislike towards school. So don’t worry, I got y’all!

I wanted to share some back-to-school outfits with you all, but, I wanted to make something a bit more practical and realistic. Hence, I created 2 outfit combinations, that I honestly use ALL THE TIME, and then show them in action! This is essentially a guide – so you can just swap out the individual components, but the structure stays the same.

Both hijabs in my outfits are from Neer Couture! I really love their quality and collection! They’ve got loads of ombré hijabs, in printed and solid varieties! You know how I’m a sucker for a cute ombré hijab! They’re so good for adding colour to a neutral outfit and really go well with anything. That’s why they’re so great and easy for back to school!
I also got a soft cotton hijab from them. Forget that it’s the prettiest shade of purple (purple is my fav colour too 🙋🏽), but it’s also one of the softest hijabs I own! And it doesn’t slip or move around so it’s also great for those long classes!
Don’t forget to check out their collection on Facebook and Instagram!

IMFDF 2016 Experience!

Hey lovelies!

I hope you are all doing well!
So I just realized I forgot to do a 2nd blogpost last week! WHOOPS! Sorry everyone! Things are just super busy as IMFDF was this past weekend, this week is a double wedding for us (two family friends, one is ShumiDee!), and then next week, I’m off to Orlando, FL! Lots and lots going on! Alhamdulilah, busy is good but I may be behind on blogposts 🙈

Like I said, IMFDF was this past weekend!! The International Modest Fashion and Design Festival (IMFDF) is a super cool event hosted annually and sponsored by the halal cosmetics company, Tuesday in Love! As always, the 2-day event features a Yacht party and a Fashion Show with a bazaar!

Of course, I had to share my experience with you all! First of all, it was so nice meeting so many of you! It’s always nice to connect faces to ‘likes’ hehe, and I’m so so SO appreciative that we got to talk and chill together! I had an amazing time!
Also, HUGE Shoutout to Taam Media for collaborating with me and sending me to IMFDF!

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!

#HijabiHeroes – Summer Edition! ☀️🌴

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all doing well! I can’t believe summer is coming to an end and people are starting school soon! I don’t start until the beginning of September but it still feels like school is starting tomorrow 😫
What better time to lift our spirits then a #HijabiHeroes post, Summer edition 😎

Once again, thank you to all of the ladies that approached me to be a part of this, as well as the ones who agreed to participate upon asking. It really means a lot that so many people believe in the HH mission and want to see it succeed and flourish. I also appreciate them taking time out to snap an OOTD, it’s not easy, and I hope y’all see my daily struggles LOL.

If you would like to be featured in the next #HijabiHeroes post (I’m thinking Fall already mhmm), then please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message! You can just let me know that you’d like to be involved and I’ll remind you before it’s time for the post so you can send me the outfit picture, so don’t worry about that!

Okay, without further ado, #HijabiHeroes, Summer edition 💕

OOTD – #SariNotSorry

Hey there!

I hope you are all doing well! Totally forgot to publish this blogpost, and hence there were no blogposts last week 😁 I KNOW I’M A FAIL, PLEASE FORGIVE ME. 😅🙈

Two weekends ago was my friend, Sakina’s wedding and I was one of her bridesmaids! Everything went really well and Sakina really pays attention to detail, which is definitely appreciated!

Being a bridesmaid, we were all #Twinsies. She picked a beautiful sari for us all and I was really excited to wear one! I’ve worn a sari before at school for CultureFest, but that doesn’t really count 😝
So this is my first real time wearing a sari, and it was quite something!

The sari was a gorgeous dark blue and light blue with golden lace panels! I got a long sleeve long blouse stitched so I’m #HH all the time hehe! For the pictures, we were all asked to wear dark blue hijabs to match the saris so that was easy.