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Pick of the Week

By Selina Bakkar
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10 Immune Boosters for the season

By Julia Rekia

Julia is a Naturopathy Consulant which stems from understanding the science behind our bodies and responding and treating the body and mind accordingly. She also offers consultations and is known to encourage and support women within the community on their journey to well being in a more natural way.  Find out more  Immune Boosters for…

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WHO'S MODESTY IS IT ANYWAY-

Whose Modesty is it anyway?

By Khatija Sacranie

From London to Dubai to Pakistan to Palestine to Saudi Arabia to South Africa… “Modest Fashion”… in the Muslim context… means something quite unique and different to each individual group or nationality. Whether it’s a funky turban worn by a young trendy fashionista on London’s Oxford Street, a shalwar kameez and dupatta in Lahore, a…

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High Street Brides

By Selina Bakkar

We had a look at a few unlikely places for high street wedding dresses. If you want to keep within budget then have a look at these decadent gowns in lace to satin and even silk.  (Click image to see product details) Maybe you are a guest, well here’s something different!

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SHOP THE LOOK: @AWEDBYMONI

By Amnah

ASYMMETRIC BLUES AWEDBYMONI

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Stella McCartney Love!

By Selina Bakkar

Stella McCarney 2017 Subhi Taha Inspiration ROCHAS 2017 SHOP MORE DRESSES AND OTHER ITEMS

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SHOP THE LOOK: @SIMPLYF.S

By Amnah

THE KNOT ABAYA SIMPLYF.S

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March to make change!

By Selina Bakkar

Myself and Nafisa recall our first ever march, it was for ‘Stop the War’ during Mr Blair’s time! Nafisa: ” I remember so distinctly walking up the station stairs towards the exit and seeing a see  of people. We’d said to dad we want to march after seeing it on our TV’s. I was only…

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LOL at yo Highlighter!

By Selina Bakkar
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ROSEHIP OIL LOVE

Rosehip Oil

By Selina Bakkar

I  was introduced to Rosehip oil a few years ago, I stopped using it for a period of time and my skin just looked, well upset. Although I think it’s important to accept and love yourself at every stage of your life and embrace I am starting to believe there is nothing wrong with self-care…

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SHOP THE LOOK: @MARIAALIA

By Amnah

JUMPSUITING MARIAALIA

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U of Health and Beauty

By Selina Bakkar

So we ran a bit empty for U ladies and have given in to one tiny treat of sorts! Remember it is all about balance for health and fitness. Unsweetened Chocolate can be great for those cravings you have. Here are two healthy recipes for you.

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Recommended Reads from Radeyah

By Selina Bakkar

2017 and I am determined to read more books. Here are a few titles for you which have been inspired by an Instagrammer I love! Radeyah’s Instagram account has me wanting travel, read and eat better! Who said social media was bad? Just find the goodness! Is there an Instagram account that gives you inspiration? Just…

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Your Pick of the week

By Selina Bakkar

So we’ve noticed there’s something on your mind this week. It sparkles and it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s also our Fashion Editors pick of the week., so you know it’s a winner! I’m going to give you some advice here ladies, get it whilst it is available. It will be perfect for all those weddings that…

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SHOP THE LOOK: @DINATOKIO

By Amnah

THE JACQUARD JUMPSUIT DINATOKIO

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The friendship we all want

By Selina Bakkar

There are a few duo’s that have stood out for us but there is one duo that the world over is in awe of. We were doubtful in the beginning on whether this relationship would work but Obama and Biden have showed us what true friendship is. The have stood by each other in thick…

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Yasmin Mogaheds Best Statuses!

By Selina Bakkar

Your life is nothing more than a love story. Between you and God. Nothing more. Every person, every experience, every gift, every loss, every pain is sent to your path for one reason and one reason only: to bring you back to Him. #Aleppo pic.twitter.com/Z341dbMXrG — Yasmin (@YasminMogahed) December 14, 2016 Everything we do is…

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Fresh Start

By Selina Bakkar

It’s that time of year where we swear by the power of juicing and fill our homes with fruit and vegetables and start juicing! I often struggle with making my smoothies and juices remotely tasty. In the attempt to be healthy I pair a green pepper, celery, broccoli and kale together. It looks great but…

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SHOP THE LOOK: @MARIAHIDRISSI

By Amnah

A VINTAGE MIX MARIAHIDRISSI

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SHOP THE LOOK: @HAJRA_AAA

By Amnah

SLIP LAYERING X DENIM HAJRA_AAA

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SHOP THE LOOK: @AURASHEEQA

By Amnah

MONOCHROME FLOW AURASHEEQA

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Unlist

By Selina Bakkar

Whether you are one for New Years resolutions or not ‘unlisting’ is something we can all do. Whenever you ask someone ‘How are you?’ Often you’ll hear ‘Busy’ and its a norm. We seem to be occupied with well, being occupied. Some have even labelled Busy as a disease.  Of course it’s good to be productive…

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Scrub those lips!

By Selina Bakkar

Your lips can become really dry and chapped during harsh winter months and it is important to take care of them. We always reach for lip balm but there’s other things we can do to in addition. (Click image to Shop & See more) SCRUB HYDRATE Drinking more water will prevent your lips from drying…

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THE DESIGNER SALE ITEMS TO INVEST IN!

By Amnah

This is probably the best time to do a sale haul with all the final reductions happening everywhere. It’s also the perfect time to invest in some luxurious pieces that you’ll want to keep wearing year on year. Treat yourself to our high end picks here! SHOP ALL SALE

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Bullet Journal

By Selina Bakkar

There are a lot of tools and techniques that  you can use to stay organized. I’ve tried apps, diaries, planners and more recently I fell in love with my Bullet journal. Whilst I don’t follow it to the ‘T’ I still follow the daily log aspect and it has helped me to be more organised because…

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Pick of the week

By Selina Bakkar

Really it’s only a fiver and it is gorgeous. Deep velvet maroon, perfect for those Dates with friends, family or Boring Bashir!

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Marriage Diaries. Blinded by Mr Faith.

By Barfi

Recently my dad has turned up the pressure in my household about getting me married and around the same time “Mr Faith” decided to walk into my life. “My Faith” not my usual type but his mystery intrigued me but most of all he was a man of faith. Everything about him encompassed what a…

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SHOP THE LOOK: @NAIMABEGUM_

By Amnah

WINTER ELEGANCE NAIMABEGUM_

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20 SALE PICKS UNDER £20

By Amnah

Treat yourself to our top sale picks that are all under £20! WAS £25 NOW £17.50 WAS £38 NOW £11 WAS 49.99 NOW £17.99 WAS £42 NOW £20 WAS £25 NOW £8 WAS £45 NOW £20 WAS £35 NOW £20 WAS £22.99 NOW £12 WAS £55 NOW £20 WAS £42 NOW £20 WAS £59.99 NOW £18 WAS…

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5 Steps to radiant skin

By Cathy Cao

It’s the dead of winter and your skin has seen better days. Here’s a quick guide, just 5 steps, on how to keep your skin radiant through the harshness of winter. 1. Get your highlight on To get a nice soft glow to highlight your cheekbones that looks natural and not glittery, give this cult…

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Dear High-Horse-Hamid, Muslimah Dating Diaries

By Another dating Muslimah

Still haven’t found THE ONE. We’ve heard about Boring Bashir who couldn’t make conversation to save his life, Overly Honest Osman who spoke about bedroom antics on the first meeting and Misogynistic Mazhar *eye rollllllll*. Have you got a dating diary to submit? Get in touch at [email protected]

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Rumana Writes…Slow fashion

By Rumana Lasker

Lately I’ve been trying to cut down on the number of clothes I have in my wardrobe. There’s a lot to be said about fast fashion and the rise of cheap, poor quality clothes as well as the pressure to have a new #ootd everyday to keep up with the trends. Learning to sew has…

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5 New Skin Resolutions for 2017

By Amnah

Here are 5 small changes you can make this year to improve your skin and get the glow you’ve always wanted! 1.DOUBLE-CLEANSING.  Double-cleansing is exactly how it sounds. You’re cleansing your face twice, firstly with a balm or oil and secondly with a cleanser to suit your skin type. The first cleanse acts to remove makeup, dirt and…

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Thank you isn’t enough

By Selina Bakkar
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5 Hair Oils for your Locks!

By Julia Rekia

(Feaure Image Source) Julia is a Naturopathy Consulant which stems from understanding the science behind our bodies and responding and treating the body and mind accordingly. Find out more There are so many oils on the market these days and it can be over whelming trying to work out which one is best for you.…

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A reverts Christmas

By Amnah

By Sarah Yataghane   Over the years Christmas for me had been filled with so many feelings, expectations, joys, but mostly disappointments. I never understood exactly why it hadn’t felt ‘quite’ right. I didn’t hold that innocent excitement in the palm of my hand like other kids did. There was always a pressure of spending…

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Dear Sensitive Sameer, Muslimah Dating Diaries

By Another dating Muslimah

We’ve heard about Boring Bashir who couldn’t make conversation to save his life, Overly Honest Osman who spoke about bedroom antics on the first meeting and Misogynistic Mazhar *eye rollllllll*. Sensitive Sameer you are nice but come on crack a smile? Have you got a dating diary to submit? Get in touch at [email protected]

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SHOP THE LOOK: @MODESTMIRA_

By Amnah

THE SHELL PINK HOODIE MODESTMIRA_

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Winter is great, heres why.

By Sarah Yataghane

Check out the Authors Blog Benefits of winter for the believer Undoubtedly Winter can be a depressing time for many people, shorter days, reduced light and chilling cold weather, some even develop SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder.) It really can be a difficult time where health and well-being both physical and mental, can take a beating.…

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SHOP THE LOOK: @AYLIN_KOENIG

By Amnah

CASUAL LUXE AYLIN_KOENIG

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T of Health and Beauty

By Selina Bakkar

What is turmeric? Turmeric is a bright yellow powder. It belongs to the ginger family  and is also known as curcuma longa.  It can be found in the forests of Southern Asia e.g. India, Indonesia and some parts of Hawaii. Turmeric has tons of healthy benefits, which is not only good for the body but…

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Motherhood Moments by Brooke Benoit

By Selina Bakkar

Brooke Benoit •    Which country are you from? United States (Cali Muslim!) •    How many children do you have? Seven, alhumdulillah •    Motherhood  One thing you’ve learnt since being a mother I am super flexible! Not just when slipping on the ice with babe in arms, managing to hurt only myself in a near-supernatural attempt to…

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How to drink more water

By Selina Bakkar

There seems to be a thing about ‘the water bottle’ , seemingly everyone has one of those plastic cyclinder water bottles or the ones with a shard of charcoal lying around at the office. I drink a few cups of tea, squash here and there and perhaps a smoothie of sorts on the odd occasion…

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SHOP THE LOOK: @FASHIONNSTYLEBYH

By Amnah

METALLIC TOUCHES FASHIONNSTYLEBYH

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Modesty must begin with the heart not the hemline

By Rumana Lasker

The pictures of breakfast in bed, the birthday presents piled up beautifully next to a fresh bunch of flowers, the holidays photos with the obligatory hand-holding-in-the-shadow-of-the-moon shot. Chances are you’ve got one or more of these pictures popping up on your timeline, normally captioned with a declaration of love or #luckywoman. In the era of…

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Instagram Inspo!

By Selina Bakkar

Back to b&w A photo posted by 🍂🌸🍁Haafsah🍁🌸🍂 (@haafsah.bepari) on Dec 15, 2016 at 3:41pm PST Almost risked getting pneumonia with this bad choice of #ootd in this brick weather but nbd A photo posted by Tahera. (@tayakt) on Dec 15, 2016 at 4:02pm PST PROVO — A group of #BYU #students is spreading love…

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Pleated Love

By Selina Bakkar

Loving this beautiful dress and the pleats. Team with statement boots or a gorgeous bag. ” Take a walk on the romantic side in this dainty maxi dress graced with soft pleats. “

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Women are insecure B*tches

By Fatema Choudhury

“Women need to stop hating on another and learn to support each other.”  This statement is one that’s recycled over and over again, plastered all over social media. It’s become such a discussion point with the never ending commentary, so I’m going to throw my two pennies. The truth is I detest this statement. It…

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The Virtues of Giving

By Zohra S

When calamity strikes, one can respond in myriad ways. For the devout, this might mean prayer. For those without faith, panic. Anguish. Overcoming trials and tribulation is the hallmark of character and it is helped through charity. “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity” (Al-Tirmidhi). The traditional goal of charity…

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Don’t lose hope

By Selina Bakkar

Once there was a little bird (Ababeel) that lived during the times of Prophet Abraham (Hazrat Ibrahim AS). When Prophet Abraham (pbuh) was thrown into fire by the enemy of faith, King Nimrod, a little bird saw what happen and decide to put out the fire to help Prophet Abraham (pbuh). The little bird starts…

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