Durban Fashion Fair 2015 Roundup + Backstage Photos

If you’re active on social media or just generally aware of what’s going in the world, particularly SA (like you should be!), then you’re bound to have heard of Durban Fashion Fair that was held last week.

Besides the pop-up stores, DFF hosted various fashion shows featuring designs from local and international designers including Jamal Taslaq from Rome, Thula Sindi and Life by Andre Martin, to name a few, that took place this past Wednesday through Saturday – and the guys over at MAC cosmetics were cool enough to invite me for all of the shows, so I really did get to experience it for myself.

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MIY: 2 Simple & Easy Strengthening Nail Soaks

If you suffer from weak and brittle nails, then this MIY (Make-It-Yourself) is definitely for you!
If you’ve never had/made a nail soak before then all you need to know is that homemade nail soaks are perfect for strengthening nails as well as the skin surrounding the nails – and they’re so easy to make!

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Grayscale {OOTD}

Hello there, my beautiful & fantastic readers!

I know I’ve been totally MIA for a while, but I’ve just been ridiculously busy and well, haven’t found the time to snap pics/write up new posts for the blog – I sincerely apologize!
Well, I’m now back into the blogging scene albeit not back into the daily blogging scene as I most probably will be posting just 3 or 4 times a week, God willing!

So, to start of the new blogging month of August (I know we’re half way through August, but whatevs), I thought I’d share this OOTD which features a gorgeous gray instant sheyla from Damasq ( currently sold out, but contact Damasq for more details)!

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Eid 2015 {OOTD}

As most of you know, along with the rest of the Muslim community in SA, I celebrated Eid on Saturday.

Besides spending time with our family and eating some really great food, we also take our Eid outfits very seriously and always ensure that we look our very best for the very special day.

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Strobing: The latest beauty trend

Beauty trends and crazes hardly ever take my fancy. It was only a few weeks ago that I was so close to jumping on to the contouring bandwagon, when I almost purchased the Smashbox Contour Kit, and then realized that my super senstive skin most likely wouldn’t take to it – and so I calmly put it back on the shelf and walked away. But, strobing is right up my alley.
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Update: Veiled Beauty on break

Hiiiii guys,

I hope you are all doing well!

As you may know, the month of Ramadaan is a day or so away and in order to fully prepare, I won’t be uploading a new post today and tomorrow. Most likely, I will be back on Friday with a new post, but if not, you can look forward to a new one on Monday.

During the month of Ramadaan, my posts will be more concise and to the point which will allow us both to spend more time praying and less time compiling/reading blog posts – we need to make the most of this month dearies 😘.

So, that’s basically all that I needed to say. I will hopefully be back on Friday or Monday, so until then, Ramadaan Mubarak and do remember me and my family in your duas!

My Hair Care Routine For Colour-Treated Hair

In November last year, I decided to colour my hair at home and then I only did I realise the toll that dye can take on your hair. After I washed and dried my hair, after colouring it, the ends of my hair were even drier and more brittle than before and the overall texture of my hair had changed too. Considering these changes, I decided to add a few more steps into my hair care routine to ensure that my hair eventually gets back to its healthy, strong and almost-shiny self. Continue reading

Essence Haul {Eyeshadows, Glitter Eyeliner, Mascara & Glitter Lashes}

Essence is one of those brands that offer quality products at an affordable price. Whilst I do prefer purchasing the bulk of my products from higher-end brands, I always look to Essence when I’m in need of a specific eyeshadow or lip pencil to create a look for a special event – because I most likely wouldn’t use these products on a daily basis and I don’t need to feel bad because it was cheap anyway!

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