Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cheers to a New Year!

Salaam Everyone!
I know I haven't been updating as much but its been one crazy month! December in Houston means wedding mania and its been nonstop!!! Finally some downtime and that means I can get back to blogging! :)
Tonight is New Years Eve and I would like to take a moment to reflect on all the wonderful things that have occurred this year! Honestly, this year just flew before my eyes but I couldn't ask for more. 
I've accomplished many great things in 2013 from getting nikkah'ed alhumdulillah, to starting my blog, visiting 3 new states/country, being promoted at work, and hitting 10k on Instagram! I'm thankful for it all! 
I wanted to thank everyone who takes the time out to read my blog and my entire instafam who has been following me and always showing love since day 1!. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)
I hope 2014 brings an abundance of new joy, prosperity, and Imaan, InshAllah. I want to focus this year on myself and my deen. I want to go above and beyond in this aspect this year and I am hopeful to accomplish it!
Lastly, here are a few pictures from a wedding this past weekend. 




Behind the Scenes

A few behind the scene pictures from our Langston Hues Photoshoot! I can't wait to see the rest. 






Jaserahs Outfit Details:
Jumpsuit: Foreign Exchange
Hijab: Cover33
Fur Scarf: H&M


Outfit Details:
Pants: Zara
Fur Scarf: H&M
Clutch: Forever21

Checkout Langston Hues: http://modeststreetfashion.com and his Instagram http://instagram.com/langstonhues for your dose of Modest Inspo!
I can't wait for the book! :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Steal the Deal!


 

 Not the best picture quality .. sorry!

How gorgeous is this dress?! And how gorgeous is the $19 price tag!
Although the color 'red' is sold out online, checkout your local H&M to steal this deal. My local H&M had plenty and I snatched myself a size 2. 
The material is very silky and carries a nice sheen to it. Its also very flowy and drapes well on the body! To save an extra 20% off, download the H&M app on iTunes and see your coupon appear. It will bring your total cost down to $15.96 (before tax). ^_^

Would you consider this a steal?! I would love to know!
 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Peaches!


 
Outfit Details:
Head Scarf: Charlotte Russe
Neck Scarf: Forever21
Cardigan: Cotton On
Bag: Phillip Lim for Target
Boots: Ross
 
 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cyber Monday deals Extended!

Hi guys!
As many of you know the day after thanksgiving means a weekend full of discounts and deals!
I've put a few links that are offering great discounts so hurry before time is up!
www.anatasia.net use code: cyber25 for 25% off your order
www.asos.com use code: code: gimmemore for 30% off  your order
www.henribendel.com  use code: partyguide for 20% off $100 
www.loveculture.com 25% off (no coupon needed)
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Steal the deal!

Hi!

Hope everyone is having a aaamazing week!
I've decided to dedicate Thursday's blogpost to a new segment I'll be featuring titled "Steal the Deal!"
Being a frugal fashionista, I love finding deals on all types of things and I usually find them a lot hehe :)
I'll be sharing my fabulous finds so you can go get your hands on it as well, if you wish of course.



 This black top is the same as the grey top I am wearing in my previous blogpost. Perfect for layering or wearing alone, has a peplum flare, and not see through at all!
 Only $13.80! 

I've been looking for a new pair of booties and found these! Perfect above the ankle booties which were originally $39.50 but now
Only $20!

Both deals be found in store or on www.forever21.com
[update] - I couldn't find the top online but here is a similar. However, checkout the store, mines had plenty!

Would you consider this a steal!? I would love to know!
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Outfit Details:
Top: Forever21
Bag:Forever21
Neck Scarf: Charlotte Russe
Boots: Vince Camuto



 

 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Oct/Nov Favorites!

Hi Guys!
 
I wanted to write today's post on my current beauty faves for the month of Oct & Nov.
I recently went to Sephora and picked up a few things that were on my wish list for sometime:
 
 
1) Beauty Blender
The beauty blender buzz was everywhere- from mentions in magazines to friend/beauty bloggers swearing it was the best makeup tool ever. I decided to give it a try and so far, I am a fan! The same day I used the blender, I received compliments on my foundation at a party I attend that evening. I got asked what I did different and the answer was my application!
Price: $19
Pros: flawless finish, spreads evenly, pointed tip works well for concealer, no cake-like finish
Cons: Time consuming, may use up more product
 In order to get the flawless finish, you have to bounce, bounce, bounce. My arms were so tired after I applied my foundation LOL. Also, I noticed I had to use double the amount of foundation as the sponge sucked up the product. With my brush, I usually use one pump of foundation. With the beauty blender, I ended up using two! However, the flawless finish weighs more than these cons!
Grade: A
2) Glam Glow Mask
Again, I came across this mask due to its buzz! I got a sample from Sephora and I must tell you, best MASK EVER! Very effective- I instantly saw a difference in my skin when I removed the mask. My skin felt much tighter, smoother, and brighter. The volcanic rocks did an excellent job in exfoliation as it revealed smooth, supple skin that was hiding below! The green tree extracts added a tingle yet soothing effect and the mud was perfect as it tightened. However, I will say, I did not notice much difference in pore size after my first use but my foundation went on super smooth!
Price: $69
Pros: Makes feel skin tighter instantly, removes skin impurity in first use, excellent exfoliation, cool/tingly feeling
Cons: expensive, small quantity
Grade: A+
 
3) Urban Decay Vice 2
I picked up this pallet after Irene Sarah used it in one of her Halloween makeup tutorials. I'm not crazy for eye shadow and the only pallets I own are the naked 2 and the Lavish pallet. I decided I'd give this a chance since it contained such beautiful gem inspired colors. I used it while I was in New York and the outcome was gorgeous. I didn't even use a primer and the colors still stood out! I don't think I would consider this pallet expensive because it comes with 20 different colors.
Price: $59
Pros: Great pigmentation, velvety texture, easily blend able, lasting shadow, no primer needed
Cons: None
 Grade: A+
4) Hourglass Ambient Pallet
 
One word: SPARKLY! I love love love this pallet. I was a little hesitant about purchasing this but I am so glad I did. This beautiful limited edition trio adds the right amount of shimmer for that perfect finish. The sparkles are so fine and it gives such a translucent glow. I've used it to highlight and I absolutely loved the glow it gave me. My favorite is the middle shade. 
 
Price: $59
 
Pros: Shimmery, excellent for highlight, blend able, lasting sparkle
 
Cons: expensive, Limited edition- sold out
 
Grade: A
 
5) Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer
 
I picked up a lighter shade for the purpose of highlight. I've used it under my eyes and down the bridge of my nose. So far, its okay. I don't think I love it but I do like it a lot. The consistency of the product is very smooth and it spreads easily. Sometimes it looks fabulous and sometimes it seems more cake like.
 
Price: $28
 
Pros: Good coverage, blends easily, smooth consistency, luminous finish
 
Cons: expensive, slight amount of creasing and settling into fine lines, can be cakey
 
 
Grade: B+
 
6) Maybelline Baby Lips
 
I love keeping my lips hydrated and during the day especially at work, I opt for lips balms instead of lipsticks. Maybelline Baby Lips have been my favorite since they first came out so when they released the "Dr. Resuce" version, I had to try it. What I love mostly about Baby Lips is they do not leave any lip color residue- at all! I've worn this product so much that its hands down the best lip balm out there. It gives you the perfect amount of lip tint and does an excellent job at hydrating. All for four bucks!
 
Price: $4
 
Pros: inexpensive, hydrating, tint of color
 
Cons: None
 
Grade: A+
 
I realize some of these products are $$$ but in my opinion, they are worth it. I of course did not purchase all the items above at the same time but I am satisfied with the outcome. Maryam approved ladies!
 
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Monday, October 28, 2013

A White Eid

I'm late but here is what I wore on Eid!
I wanted to keep it simple and fresh so I opted for this gorgeous white lace long dress.
I paired it with a emerald detail hijab to give it some color!
 




 Outfit Details:
Dress: Zara
Hijab: Cover33
Bag: Gucci
Sisters Outfit Details:
Drapey cardigan: Love Culture
Hijab: Cover33
Bag: LV
 
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Meeting Heart!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!
My sister and I went to the Benefit Brow event to meet the lovely Heart. I've been watching Heart on YouTube when she first started making videos so it was fun getting a chance to meet her.
She was so sweet and I've included some pics from the meet up!
She also represented C33 ;)
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
How was everyone's weekend?! :)
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Monday, October 21, 2013

COVER 33 Photos

Hi Guys!
 
I'm sharing a few of cover33's promo photos! Be sure to visit the website, www.cover33.com to get your hands on a few fall inspired scarves before they sell out! We will be restocking with new colors & styles inshAllah so stay tuned!
 

 Outfit Details:
Skirt - Forever21
Black Drapery - Forever21
Hijab - cover33



Outfit Details:
Black Jumpsuit- Foreign Exchange
Hijab - cover33
 
How pretty is my sister? :) mA
 
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