Saturday, January 31, 2015

Updated Hijab Storage | Scarf (Hijab) Storage And Organizing Idea

Organizing your scarves doesn't have to be difficult. I personally can be a bit lazy at times, so hanging my hijab's isn't a good option for me. I also cant stand not finding things or having wrinkles that I have to iron out, so throwing them all in a bin just wont work. I used to store my hijab's in the black dresser you see in the photos below. I designated two of the bottom draws for them along with the cream floral organizers that you see below as well. I have an old Hijab Storage video on my channel if you'd like to see how it was before...

You can also check out my Hijab Stash video. This was the last time I went through my scarves to organize them...

And back to the point...
So, as my son grows the two smaller drawers towards the top of the dresser just are not working anymore. I need more space for my sons clothes and my hijab's. My stash seems to be ever growing so organizing was starting to become more difficult. I mentioned this to my beautiful and oh so amazing mother and this is what she gifted me on my birthday to help.

I love this chest. It is covered in embellished metal with leather trim and wood accents. It's pretty bomb...just saying. I feel so classy, and bad a** all at once. haha

As you see there are two bottom drawers as well as a main body storage area.

The chest above is a fairly large chest my mom bought at Home Goods. (I cant seem to find my chest online, but you can visit their site to find a store near you.) Home Goods is a great store for everything you need when it comes to decorating your home. The quality is great, and they claim to be a bit more of an "affordable" home store. One of my moms favs, and recently I too am coming to love this place.


Organizers from Ikea

Inside main chest area.
To optimize my space and keep my hijab's organized I kept them in their Ikea organizers and simply stacked them. I did organize with a purpose, but I don't claim to be OCD so it's organized in a way I can find things easiest. I used to organize by company, but with so many companies filling my collection I decided to organize a tad bit differently.
  

 


-Bottom left are all my Pearl Daisy Hijabs
-Bottom right are all my Awra Hijab solids and mixed print
-Top left are floral scarves from multiple companies
-Top right are floral hijabs from Awra Hijabs

-There was a small area to my right where I stored all my ombre hijabs in one organizer and all my lace embellished hijabs in another. (You can see it in the photo above.)Than squeezed towards the front are just miscellaneous large rolled up scarves.




The two drawers were used for miscellaneous hijabs that are worn less often. Most are prints that did not have a "category" to be organized into.


These drawers were great! Perfect size for just rolling my hijab's up and placing them in there neatly.


These are the small black drawers I was originally using for Ali's clothes. After removing all my scarves from the larger drawers below, I was able to utilize one for Ali.


 This drawer was organized by jersey hijabs and other scarves I wear more frequently. The right drawer was used for square scarves, very thin cotton and silk scarves. I also have my two favorite Vela Scarves placed here as well.

I hope this gave you a little inspiration to organize your hijab's. Sometimes you can find great statement pieces like my cool chest to store things away. Think outside the box...well not literally ;)

Don't forget to go check out my YouTube video to see me and Ali in action:





Monday, January 26, 2015

Give Your Hair Some Love With "FARASHE"

Farashe

Hair Creme

My little natural hair savor.

    So as most of you know, I am a licensed Cosmetologist. Going into hair school I told myself I wouldn't give in to the temptation to color and cut my hair. Sure enough I colored, and bleached it like crazy. I cut it a little too. After Cosmetology school my hair just never returned to its healthy self. I kept going back and forth with a few colors and lightening ect. Also becoming a new hijabi has made it a bit more difficult to get a good hair cut. My old hair stylist is a male, my good friend who is a stylist is a male, most salons don't offer private rooms, and even if they did being a new mommy doesn't make it so easy to get a hair cut...

                                                                               So lets just say when I was contacted by the owner and creator of Farashe I was thankful to try something new to help condition my hair. As a Hair Stylist I have tried so many products. Some products were good, some sucked, and some were just expensive haha. So, I like to think my opinions on a hair care product might mean something...

Receiving the little jar of goodness, and knowing how much hair I have, I wasn't sure how long it would last me. Surprisingly I have had it for months, and still have at least a months worth left. (Keep in mind I wash my hair two times a week)
.... All I have to say is I will be repurchasing.



On the directions it recommends to use it in three ways...

1.As a Hair Mask: A hair mask is a hair treatment to be used once a week to restore natural shine and nourish the hair from the roots to the ends. Apply Farashé on damp hair. Take a quarter size amount to start and spread between your palms. Amount varies according to hair length and texture. Allow crème to penetrate hair for at least 30 minutes. Proceed to wash it off with shampoo and conditioner.
2.As a Leave in Conditioner: After washing your hair with shampoo & conditioner, apply a dime size to start and concentrate at the ends, as a leave in conditioner. Remember not to apply too much so as to not weigh down your hair.
3.As a Styling Product: Apply needed amount on damp hair, away from roots and let hair air dry or use a diffuser for a nicer, more defined result.

(Taken strait from Farashe Facebook)

In my opinion the best way I have used this product is as a leave in conditioner after showering. I feel it leaves my ends feeling softer and allows me to comb through my hair much easier. I use about a hefty pointer finger scoop. Rounds out to be about the size of an American quarter.

I love that the creator of Farashe wanted to use natural ingredients. Nowadays all these products have many ingredients in them, half of them we cant even pronounce. This just cant be good for our hair.

Farashe is made from natural ingredients. It includes...
Natural oils: Moroccan Argan Oil, Olive Oil, and Brazilian Coconut Oil and honey.

Side Note: Did you know that Farashe is Arabic for "butterfly"?...Not only do you get beauty advice here, you learn stuff too.


Go give your hair some love with "Farashe"

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Friday, January 23, 2015

ColourPop Eyeshadow

ColourPop


Back of the "ColourPop" post card
A personalized note with your purchase is a great touch!
ColourPop Packaging
Website:
https://colourpop.com/
Love that ColourPop is animal friendly, and testing is done on humans.
So of course, being a YouTuber and a makeup lover, I couldn't help but to hear about ColourPop shadows. These are cream to powder shadows that are great applied with your fingers. I love that they were able to really pick up on pigment and glitter without all the fall out. I watched a few reviews on YouTube and had to order some for myself. At $5.00 each, you just cant go wrong. The toughest part was picking out only 7 shadows haha.

Here is a list of the shadows I purchased with swatches. Keep in mind I am pretty fair and shooting in front of two soft box lights. These colors may appear differently on your skin tone, but I doubt you will be disappointing. I had to search the internet for swatches myself to narrow down my selection. So, I thought I'd help out some future ColourPop costumers with mine.

Eyeshadows

#1 "So Quiche"

"So Quiche" Link


#2 "I Heart This"

"I Heart This" Link


#3 "Sequin"

"Sequin" Link

Unfortunately this shadow was broken :( WHAA!

#4 "Get Lucky"

"Get Lucky" Link


#5 "Dare"

"Dare" Link


#6 "Cricket"

"Cricket" Link


#7 "Bubbly"

"Bubbly" Link


Swatches




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Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Pray Beautifully" | Serenity Scarves

Serenity Scarves

"Pray Beautifully"

Recently I received this beautiful prayer gown from Serenity Scarves. MashAllah it is so lovely. I love the way it flows and makes me feel at my best during prayer. It is quite roomy so if you are petite, and have a smaller face shape, small adjustments may need made unless you don't mind. Serenity Scarves wanted to offer beautiful prayer gowns to "Pray Beautifully" at an affordable price, so they are made of artificial silk. This makes them easier to care for as well.




MashAllah the black detail makes it look classic.


I have been told I have a smaller head so I will have to adjust underneath my chin with a few strait stitches on my sewing machine.  Since the fabric is very slick I have just been wearing a light scarf underneath to keep it from sliding until I'm able to make adjustments. This is no way keeps me from wanting to wear it each and every prayer. I just think its lovely.


The train kills me! Just so romantic looking.


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Girl With A Sweet Tooth | Halal Sweet Gifts


Halal Sweet Gifts

Specializing in Halal Sweets




Catering Available Weddings/Birthdays/Mehndis 

Based in South Yorkshire ! Post Worldwide ✈️ email : halalsweetgifts@gmail.com


 



What a CUTE little baggie!
YUM!

I was so happy to get this in the mail on my birthday. I ate the whole bag in one night!...Let's just say Dis girl has a sweet toof! haha