Hijab House x Hijab Revival

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I recently did a tiny bit of promotional work with the Sydney based company Hijab House in which I styled a few of their pieces. It was quite an enlightening experience as I had never before worked with them or even seen their collection in person so I was intrigued to say the least.

When they asked me to choose some items for the promo feature I actually wanted only one skirt that caught my eye and that looked versatile in terms of styling. When the package arrived I opened it to see they had filled it with a few other items which is always a pleasant surprise.
I will split this feature into two segments so watch this space to see the second part of this collaboration.

The first thing I looked at was the workmanship of the pieces. I was pretty happy with the cut, fit and design of each piece. You can definitely tell a lot of thought goes into each design.

The Ofelia Wrap Skirt is probably one of the prettiest skirts I own. It is a wrap style skirt that is actually created so that the wrap is pre sewn into place which means it is as easy as simply popping it on and you are ready to go. It features an elastic waist (yay), asymmetrical hemline and wait for it. POCKETS! Yes pockets which is one of my most favourite things in a skirt. Hooray for hand holders!
They sent along the White Ribbed Polo Top to go with the Ofelia skirt and you can see it in the pictures down below for a full idea on how it looks and sits.

So sit back and enjoy part one of this feature and please click on the links above to take you directly to the Hijab House items I  mention in this post.

This hijab house hijab is in the shade Dove and is a super soft chiffon hijab.

Make sure you follow Hijab House via Instagram & Facebook.

Inayah Collection - BLACK Edition

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Salam ladies.
As promised here is the second part of the Inayah Collection series, this time featuring this gorgeous Black Maxi Kimono.
If you are a long time follower of mine then you probably know that I have always loved maxi jackets, maxi cardigans, maxi blazers - basically all types of maxi outerwear. My favourite thing about them is the fact that you can literally throw it over anything and instantly turn it into a modest outfit. It is the ultimate butt-cover and the epitome  of chic.
This particular maxi outerwear is reminiscent of the Kimonos of Japan. With its voluminous sleeves, wide self-tie belt and gentle drapes it gives the ordinary abaya an exotic oriental twist.
As always the quality of this Inayah piece is at its usual excellent standards and I honestly have nothing to say about it other then it is fast becoming one of my go-to pieces in my wardrobe. 
If you would like to read the first half of this Inayah series then click here.
Leave a comment if it tickles your fancy.
Photographs: BB Photography @bbphotofilms

Inayah Collection - WHITE Edition

Saturday, October 24, 2015

There is something so ethereal about white and soft dusty pink. It seems I am drawn to this colour combination and keep going back to it. The soft pink seems to take away the stark quality of the white and the white adds a touch of class to the pink. A match made in heaven.

Here I am wearing the Inayah Collection White Long Crepe Dress and the Dusty Pink Georgette Hijab. I styled the dress with a pair of white skinny jeans and nude pumps to really streamline the whole look. I think this dress would also look good with a pair of white peg-legs and strappy leather flats for a more daytime appropriate look.


I just love the way the dress feels and sits on the body and I chose this particular dress as I do not have anything like it in my wardrobe so this is a happy new addition.
This dress is lined all the way down to the bottom so you will not need to wear anything underneath it. It is a generous cut as I am wearing the size medium here (I normally go for a large to avoid any clinginess) but as you can see it is a perfect fit.

As usual as I have stated in all my previous Inayah posts their quality and designs are absolutely top notch and on par with many high end designer clothing. You simply cannot question their craftsmanship.

Make sure to visit Inayah Collection on all social platforms as well as their website to see what new goodies they have in store! Click the following to go directly - Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Finally I want to give a huge shout out to BB Photo and Films for taking these awesome photos for me. Her work ethics and attention to detail are simply the best. As she is another hijabi like myself she made me feel so comfortable and was open to all suggestions. I simply loved working with her. Please go and follow her on all her social media sites - Instagram  and Facebook


Classic Touch by Amalina Aman

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

There's something so haunting and lovely about a flowy dark hued kaftan. I don't know whether it is the colour or the way it sits and moves so fluidly that makes me think this but either way I simply love them. 

This deep berry kaftan was created by the Australian designer Amalina Aman and is called the Aztec Boho Kaftan. It features very pretty beading along the shoulders, neckline and right beneath the bust. The front and back of the kaftan is adorned with tiny pleats and both the neckline and sleeves are bordered with a gorgeous print that differs from the rest of the kaftan. 

This kaftan is perfect for any occasion, you can wear it formally or even casually as it all depends on how you accessories it. I simply wore a black body con top underneath and neautral flats to keep this particular look simple and casual. If I wanted to wear this to a more formal setting then I would swap the flats for strappy heels and a black silk shawl hijab. Simply gorgeous!

I took a lot of pictures to capture the true essence of this kaftan so that you too can see how utterly lovely it is. Inshallah you enjoy!

Make sure you follow Amalina via FB, Instagram and you can purchase her unique designs via her website HERE

The Aztec print on this Kaftan is subtle but very pretty! I adored the chiffon georgette fabric as so as I felt it.

You can clearly see the pleating along the back of the kaftan to give it more shape and structure. 

Sea of Herbs - Skincare Review

Saturday, August 29, 2015

It's been a while since I featured anything beauty and health related so I thought it was high time I remedied that problem.
I was sent this small but comprehensive skincare regime by the company Sea of Herbs about a month ago which I have been road testing for the whole time to really give my honest review. 
I was sent a bar of Milk & Oats soap, a 30ml dropper vial of Vitamin Face Oil and a tub of Firming Pomegranate Cream. These were all chosen in conjunction with each other and tailored to my skincare needs as I communicated my current skin concerns with the company and they recommended these products. 

How I used these products:

Milk and Oats soap
I started by washing my face with the Milk and Oats soap to ensure a clean base. The beauty of this soap is that it also exfoliates mainly due to the oat bits within the bar (see pictures).
The soap creates a nice gentle milky lather though it is not too bubbly to cause concern (more suds usually means more chemicals). I really enjoyed this mild bar and used it at the end of my makeup removal regime. Once I had removed the majority of my makeup I used the soap as the last cleansing step. I tested its ability to cleanse with a cotton ball soaked in toner to see if there was any remaining makeup on my face but my face was squeaky clean!

Vitamin Face Oil:
Next step I would spread the Vitamin Face Oil all over my face and neck to deeply moisturise my skin. This oil is a mixture of vitamins A, C, D and E which makes it a multi-use multi-purpose oil. Each vitamin tackles a different area of skincare so you are resell getting a fabulous product. This product was my absolute favourite from the entire range as I have dry skin and find oils are the most effective in combatting that. It is recommended to use only a few drops of this oil but I would use probably 5 drops per night and really worked it into my face and neck. Massaging this amber coloured oil into my skin would give me this beautiful after glow that only a really rich oil will give. 

Firming Pomegranate Cream:
This is the final step of the regime and was kind of the icing on the cake. After I massaged my face and neck with the rich oil I would gently pat this light cream over my skin without overworking it so that I had a film of cream sitting over my face. The reason I did this was to create a mask like effect. I have been doing this for years to soften my flakey skin and it really works. The cream would really do wonders for my skin as I slept and I would wake to baby soft skin. 

Additional step:
Once every few days I would include this additional step to really deeply hydrate my skin. Basically what you do is scoop a small amount of cream into the palm of your hand and then squirt a few drops of the oil on top of it. Then you need to mix these two together to create a super emollient super rich face cream. Apply this all over your face making sure you massage it in. Works an absolute treat!

Overall opinion.
I genuinely think this skincare line worked well with my skin. I experienced no breakouts and found my skin to be soft and supple after using them. I really made sure I used these products daily so that I can give you my honest opinion. I really wouldn't mess around with something as sensitive as skincare so you know I am being 100% truthful with you. 
If you would like more information I would recommend emailing the company as their customer service is excellent and they can guide you towards the right products to cater to your needs inshallah. 

Make sure to go and check out their websiteFBInstagram as well as YouTube!