Thursday, December 23, 2010

Haul (I guess)

I don't know how I feel about these Hauls. I want to share what I got but I don't want to seem as if I'm bragging or showing off...Because that is not my be honest I am bored at home and when I am done with all my home duties I need something to do, and this is my yeah no bragging intended. And plus only 2 people read this blog, so

I went to Ulta the other day, well my intention wasn't to go there, I really needed to go get some thing photo copied and notarized, and ulta is RIGHT next to the UPS weird I know . So I kinda couldn't help myself. When I went in I realized that I needed and wanted some new eyeshadow brushes because I was tired of my old brush (singular) and because I am now into eye makeup I thought it'll be a great little splurge.

I decided to get eco tools 6 piece eye brush set, and I also wanted an angle brush so I get one in the eco tools brand also. I am a little bit sad because when I came home I looked at my receipt and realized that I was undercharged. The girl didn't ring up the 6 piece brush set, and charged me 2X for the angle a nut shell, I owe ULTA about $5.50. I haven't gone back yet because it's so out of my way..and I don't have access to the car on a regular I am kinda stuck. INsha'allah when I go back hopefully next week to do some more notarization ( I am in the process of removing the "conditions" on my permanent residence status) so I'll go back and get that taken care of.

I also got a few NYX stuff. I've always wanted a jumbo eye pencil, so I got one in "French Fries". I love it so much. My intention was to use it as a base for my eye shadow, but I use it as an eyeshadow because it's so pretty.. It's my everyday shadow..but it creases which I don't like so much but I'm not going anywhere so I don't really care. I love it none the less.

I also got an eyeshadow in "Daisy" it's a gold colour. Lastly a liquid liner, I will not get stared on my love for liquid liners. I think I am obsessed. I love them so much. This one is "Felt Tip liner" I don't find it works as well as it should. But it gets the overall job done I guess.

French Fries and Daisy

2nd Haul. Hijabs. I was picking my sister in law up from school (it's finally winter break) anyways so we kinda like to stop by this store Melrose only because their stuff is cheap and some items are I went in and saw these scarfs

They came in a variety of colours..and they reminded me so much of Pearl Daisy "Fairy Lights" scarfs. so I was like yeah I'll get 2.. 5 bucks each why not eh.

This is a new hijab style I decided to try out. I have been becoming really tired of my regular wrap around look, so I thought I'd spice things up a bit. I got the hijab tutorial from a YouTube user named Yazthespaz89, I love her I don't know how comfortable I am with my neck showing but I do really enjoy this look and it's super easy...I kinda tweaked it a little only so my neck doesn't show as much but overall it's the same thing.

Update: I went back to Ulta to do what is right. I had called a day before to tell them I was coming. All in all I got a coupon for $3.50 and I only had to pay a difference of 2 something. SEE it pays to be honest and truthful. The line was so long though..You shouldn't really do price adjustments in the holiday seasons. My 2 year old son was whining the whole time "Mommy LETS GOOOO!" ..."Come on LETS GOOO" I swear; sometimes I think he's 12.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Egyptian Queen

I said I'd post this on Monday, but I didn't but I did keep the promise of re-creating the look again before the week was over..yay anyways here is the look:

This was taken from this tutorial:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mean Green

Here is another eyeshadow look, using greens... LOL ignore that clump of mascara on the bottom bad.

I also tried an "Egyptian Queen look" but It didn't dawn on me to take pictures...I'll recreate it tomorrow insha'Allah and post!! If I don't get it done by tomorrow I will make sure it's up before the week ends.

Pink Crush

BH Cosmetics 120 Palette Second Edition

I was a tad bit bored, and when I get bored I play around with eye is the result...Grr I hate labeling all my photos it's so time consuming..I wish there was a stamp where you could just stamp all photos automatically.. unless there is and I just don't know about it... :S

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

In my down time

I love reading...but more so than that; I love giving people presents. Seriously. It's my excuse to wrap things up all nice and pretty. I have a slight obsession with Wrapping paper, Bags, Ribbon, Tissue...everything and anything that has to do with gifts, I LOVE. Here is the most recent gift I did..

My husband's cousin's wife is about to give birth to her first child. Actually her due date is Today, or tomorrow it all depends one when I publish this and who reads it from where..but Dec 2nd is the due date.

I made the bows myself..see crafty ;). I love doing this kind of stuff. I've always been a crafty person, but to be honest gift wrapping is probably my favorite craft project.

You have a gift I'll wrap it for ya!!! no charge. I get paid in happiness and the satisfaction of people liking what they see.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hijab Collection

As-Salaam Alaikum readers:

So I was a little bored and decided to take a pictures of all my hijabs. I have been meaning to do this since my Hijab organization post but I kept forgetting and I was a bit busy/lazy. But yes, I was re-inspired by this post I read on Maniac Muslim...I thank my one loyal follower for pushing my lazy behind to finally getting around to doing this...

I mainly have shayla style (Rectangle) Hijabs. Those are easily purchased anywhere really. I also own a few square ones and 2 triangles one. I have a lot more back home (pre-marriage) but I don't expect to be receiving them in the mail any time soon...It's been over 3 years. I have 4 sisters so yes I know where they went. Anywho here is the "collection". I am purposely adding quotations because I don't know if this qualifies as a me I think a "collection is something that is looked at and admired and just sits there untouched.. But I actually use these.. any who, here is it... sorry for the rambling.

This is not even all my hijabs, I didn't want to dig in my closet...le sigh. Most of my shiney ones are with fancy outfits I have packed away...see I am lazy!!

Fashion Fonder: Stripes

There is something about polka dots and stripes that instantly catch my attention. Perhaps it's the simplicity of them both. Today I'm focusing mainly on stripes. They seem to be everywhere this season. Usually they are in full force during the warmer months with the whole nautical theme that seems to never go away. I guess people like pretending that they are sailors..anyways I am glad that this trend isn't setting sail (sorry I had too) anytime soon. I get all happy inside when I see stripes especially if its in the combination of yellow and Grey.

All items from Forever21

Okay I think I went a little overboard with the images...but I LOVE stripes..

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Today's Outfit: Finally Fall

Today it actually feels like fall. I am happy because I hate heat, and this is a great change. I decided to put on a sweater and some boots. I needed to go grocery shopping anyways. So yeah here's what I wore.

Scarf: Sam Moon
Sweater: Gap
Dress: Forever21

Jeans: ?

Boots: Outlet mall

Bag: Burlington Coat Factory

When I came home I was feeling a little creative and decided to try the "Criss-Cross" Hijab-Style...and failed dramatically. Here are some pics.

Hijab style fail...this was supposed to be in progress :(

The finished product side view..No likey! :(

Hers came out better..I need to practice some more.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Today's Outfit: Last Week..oops!

Last Saturday I went to an Eid party, and wore this, tres cute. I love love love the red and leopard print. Anyway, here it is. I can not believe I didn't post these then.

Kameez Shalwar: Pakistan
Scarf (Black): Forever21
Scarf (Leopard Print ): Dots
Bracelets: India
Ring: Wal-Mart
Shoes: Bakers
Long Sleeve T: Dots
I've decided not to add prices anymore because I've realize thats a little bit tacky! sorry.

Apologies for the weird pic/cropping. The picture was taken on an angle (I guess that's my husband's way of being artistic.

Hehe, my wal-mart ring... LOVES. And as you can see the nail biting hasn't stopped..:(


Shiney Again!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Celebrity Copy: Zoe Saldana

As-Salaam Alaikum, I've always wanted to try to hijabify a celebrity here's what I came up with. Pictured is Actress Zoe Saldana. Masha'Allah I think she is absolutely stunning, but I don't know how come she's not in more movies? She's not a bad actress..oh well .This look is already pretty modest..but I've added a looser/longer top..Enjoy.

By: Jean Baptiste Lacroix

1. Levi, 3. Forever21 4.Forever21, 5. Aldo, 6. Forever21, 7.Forever21

You can even pair this look with a longer cardigan, a nice red would create a beautiful overall look.

I also want to apologize for the late posting. I was BUSY. There was a Jamat from England visiting and I went to a bunch of Biyaans and all that stuff.. Alhumdulillah it was really nice meeting some ladies from across the pond. I love when Jamats come to town..Insha'allah one day I will go on Jamat myself..start out on 3 days. Insha'Allah Allah (swt) will make it easy for me.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ali Baba's

So I was on the Pearl Daisy website the other day and came across these cute pants. Ali Baba's. I am in love with them,(BUTTONS <3) but sadly they are almost completely sold out. That site sell out items very fast. Unfortunately they only have Extra Large in the charcoal colour, and I think Small and E. Large in the blue. I guess its a hot item. Anywho I wanted to create a look centered around these pants, and here is what I came up with.

1: Top Shop, 2: Dots, 3: Pearl Daisy, 4: Pearl Daisy, 5: Pearl Daisy, 6: Forever21, 7: Aldo

The thing I live most about Hareem Pants, and Ali Babas is that they work well with a heel or a flat, and I think this look would be super cute with a dressy flat sandal also.. Of course if weather permits. It doesn't look like I'll be wearing much sandals these day as it's getting colder and colder as I type. I miss the summer and Miami!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Today's Outfit

This is what I wore today, note> I have socks on..It was cold. I was originally going to wear a Grey dress-ish pant, but it was too long and I needed to hem it with the sewing machine, and I was running late, as I had to get to an appointment, so I just put on a pair of jeans.

Hijab: Sam Moon ($6)
Cover-up: Forever 21 (>$10)
Jersey Dress: Forever 21 ($5) (It was on sale)
Jeans: (Can't remember)
Necklace: Charlotte Russe (2 for $8)
Socks: Wal-Mart (6 pack $3)

I have been thinking alot as to whether I should include shoes and a purse in my photos. As I am home most of the time, I don't include them, but I dont know..I just might... what do you think should I? I've done shoes on occasion, but most of the time my pics are in my bare feet :-)

This is such a gorgeous print

Fashion Fonder: Winter Coat

I am currently in the process in looking for a new winter coat. The one I currently have is a tad too small so I am in desperate need for a new one. The coat pictured below actually came with a belt as well, but I cant find it..The coat looks 10 times better with the belt :PIt's getting chillier and chillier every day. I absolutely love military style coats. I love the structure. I might get a bold colour coat, like red or royal blue just to add some spice to the dull hues of fall and winter