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!

Bokitta Instant Hijab + Discount Code

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Salam ladies! 
I have something new and fresh for your viewing pleasure. This time in the form of  a trio of fabulous instant hijabs. We all remember those instant hijabs (or "pop-on hijabs" as I like to call them) that were not too stylish and frankly a little weird looking. These little Bokitta gems are a completely new and improved version of instant hijabs. They come in a variety of styles, lengths and fabric and unlike the traditional instant hijab styles, the Bokitta design actually has the volume sewn in. 

The patented design of these hijabs are made to be used pinless and worn in 10 seconds for ease and  comfort. Each hijab comes with a matching inner or "bone" and is lined with cotton for opaqueness. 

Here I have worn three diffent style to demonstrate how they look on. To be honest these hijabs will go with any outfit so I really did not need to style them. Simply choose your favourite colours and patterns according to your existing wardrobe. 

Each hijab comes packaged indivually and includes a picture tutorial on how to actually wear the hijab. I highly advise you really pay attention to the picture tutorial as it can get a little daunting when trying to figure out how to wear them. As all the layers are sewn together I got a little frazzled trying to work it out but once you get the hang of it everything becomes a breeze. Alternatively you can visit their website and watch an actual tutorial.

Here I am wearing the Nomad - Chic! Plain Chiffon instant hijab. I love the tassel that comes attached to end of the wrapped edge. 

This gorgeous hijab is called the Voila! Printed Chiffon Exclusive - Najma and is absolutely adorable! Bokitta hijabs are made with fabric designed exclusively for them! 

This is the Voila! Maxi Printed Chiffon Exclusive - Jouri Hijab. I am positive this is my absolute fave. The vibrant colours just brighten my life and suits my pale skin. It is also the perfect length and gives good front and back coverage. 

Follow Bokitta via Instagram,  Facebook  or visit their website to order your instant hijab today! Use the code HIJABREVIVAL for a cool 10% off. 
Lucky you..

New Youtube Lookbook

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Salam Ladies!
Just letting you all know I have recently uploaded a new lookbook on my Youtube channel! Go on! Have a watch now if you like. It's a short one so it won't take long :)


Sunday, August 2, 2015

A very belated Eid Mubarak to ALL my readers! Inshallah it was a lovely lovely affair for you all.
My Eid ensemble was picked that morning (I really didn't have the energy to source something new). I wore a navy dress over navy jeans, pink suede leather pumps with a pink silk Ipekevi shawl. My green zebra stripe leather bag is from Country Road and my fave long black duster coat is from Alice Mccall. I simply adore her designs and I frequently stalk her website as she brings out new designs constantly. If you like kooky, fun and unique clothing she is perfect.
I have so much to blog about but the weather here in Melbourne just won't allow it! Inshallah I will try to power through the rain and gloom to bring you fresh new posts!