The Road to Recovery

Whether you have endured heartbreak, loss of someone close to you, didn’t get the job you wanted or simply life just isn’t your friend right now… I hope you find solace in my words.

When God decides to take something away from you or He doesn’t give you what you prayed consistently for, it does not mean it’s the end of the world nor does it mean you are being punished for something you had previously done. I’m not sure about you guys but when I was younger, I was always told “Iqra if you don’t do this this this, God will take this, this this away from you”. When I reached my teen years, again I was told by countless friends “well if you hadn’t of done that iqra, then this wouldn’t have happened. You just have to deal with the consequences now”. Before you all start thinking what the hell did you do Iqra?! It was nothing serious aha, just silly girly issues that you go through as a teen. Alot of the times, when I didn’t get what I wanted, I would start blaming God. Instead of maybe looking at the positives of why I didn’t get this and that, i’d look at the negatives of how God was punishing me, how life was being so unfair to me, how God was only making life hard for me and nobody else. Guys i would get so angry and fustrated at the thought of it, and not being able to talk about it to anyone made it worse.

Coming from a Pakistani family, as alot of you will know and may have experienced how hard it is to talk about ‘feelings’ and ‘issues’ openly at home. Anything that comes under the ‘psychological’ subject is hush-hush and swept under the carpet, it’s not something you can discuss. So you can imagine how hard it is to keep everything bottled up inside all the time and not having anyone to share it with. I think thats probably one of the main reasons why an individuals issues increase is beacuse there isn’t a supportive network for them to depend on, there isn’t that voice telling us it’s okay to share your problems and that there’s no need to go through it alone. The road to recovery isn’t done alone, you don’t have to be afraid to open up to someone and share your problems. Honestly you will feel 10000000 times better after sharing a problem.

As I got older, I started to blame God less and I realised that some things don’t work out for the best. I know at the time it won’t make sense but when you look back you’ll realise God was actually saving you from something, instead of ‘punishing’ you. Somethings may seem perfect on the outside but what the eye may fail to see is that its actually toxic for you. just because something looks good, doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Unfortunately growing up, I was never given such advice. I was always told, if you didn’t get what you wanted it’s because you didn’t try hard enough or the fact that God was punishing you, now when I look back it makes me laugh. Growing up, I had a habit of believing anything anyone would tell me. Someone could tell me they were visiting the moon and i’d probably believe them, heck i’d even ask my mom if I could go with them.

It’s pretty simple guys… Everything happens for a reason, just because you had a bad day, didn’t get what you wanted or are going through a bad relationship pahse… It doesn’t mean you’re being punished for something nor do you deserve it, but always try to make a negative situation into a positive. Some good always comes out of a negative experience, whether that’s making you stronger as a person. making you wiser, opening your eyes or stopping you from repeating the same mistake again. Sometimes things aren’t meant to be because you don’t deserve it, you deserve 1000 times better than that but who can we blame? we are all greedy people, who take the first ‘good’ thing that life throws at us without thinking twice if it’s actually good for us in the long run or not. Somethings may seem great for us but in the long run it’s not so good for us, letting go of it may seem like the worst thing ever but I promise you when you look back at it after a couple months, you’ll laugh and think to yourself ‘what was I doing’.

The world isn’t going to crash nor are you going to lose your life because someone left you, because you didn’t get the grades you wanted or because you didn’t get the job you wanted. Life is a learning curve, you got to fall, then pick yourself up, trip again along the way, in order to recovery.

And if you’re like me, someone that believes in a God, don’t give up on Him. Regardless of what situation you are put in, He’ll see it through with you.

Have hope, stay happy and positive in every situation, don’t bottle things up because in the long run it will do more harm than good and if you ever ever ever need someone too talk too… I’m here 🙂 x

 

 

 

Iqra x

The Ultimate Guid To Self- Love

Hi guuuuuuuys,

I hope you are all well and having a blessed year so far, I’ve been meaning to post for some time but unfortunatley life had other plans for me. I was super busy with other things that I did not have any time to keep my blog up to date but DON’T WORRY I AM HERE FOR GOOD! I will try to post once or twice a week BUT heres the BIG BUT guys… I want to try something new….. Instead of doing makeup and skin care reviews which I’m sure you all love, I want to start talking about relevant issues us women face on a daily basis yet find it hard to talk about. As a young women my self, I know how hard it is to be faced with problems and difficulties in life without having a supportive network to help you cope with these issues…..and that is why I’m here to let you guys know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE, and that it’s perfectly normal to be upset and sometime confused about certain things but this is why I have decided to address the issues and to help so that you don’t feel alone or aliented.

Today I would like to touch upon a very important topic, something that is personal to me and close to my heart…SELF LOVE

Now it’s very easy for people to throw around the word ‘self-love’ without thinking twice about its purpose. It’s very easy for someone to say “If you loved yourself, this wouldn’t have happened to you.”, “you can’t love anyone unil you love yourself first” or “how can you expect to be confident without self-love”…. I’m sorry to say this but those that make statements like the examples I’ve given, have never really experienced self-love.

The journey to self-love is full of mistakes, suffering, confusion and pain, but once you get there its the most beautiful, worthwhile journey you will have experienced… I’m saying this from my own personal experience.

God knows how I made it to 21 and intact, as my teen years were very unstable due to my insecurities. I loved comparing myself to other girls, I loved putting myself down and I looooooved taking second place in everything. I would never push myself to be better than yesterday, it was alway ” I can’t do that” rather than ” I can do that and I will do it”. I pretty much depended and relied on other people to do things for me, my whole world revolved around them rather than me, I couldn’t imagine life without them, it was as if my life depended on them and if they were to suddenly go, my life would crumble… that’s how insecure I was, I allowed another person to determine my worth and existence. It’s pretty sad when I think about, I guess I hated myself so much, I’d do anything to not be alone. I spent my entire teenage years with some kind of companion, friend or partner to lean on for everything, I guess I didn’t understand self-love back then because I was so tied up in other peoples shit (mind my language) , that I didn’t value myself enough to give myself some space, some alone time so that I could ‘find’ myself or reconnect with myself.

2017 was probably the worst year of my life, complete and utter fuck up (mind my language)… this was the year that everyone decided to get up and leave, now as you can imagine spending most of my life depending on someone, and then for them to just leave had a HUUUUUUUUGE impact on me. I went through a very very tough time of trying to find my ‘role in life’ , trying to figure out who I am without depending on someone. It didn’t work guys, I actually hated myself, I hated my life. It was at this point where I was at my lowest. Guys I don’t know if you’ve ever had this feeling inside of you, like this empty feeling as if something is missing… yeah I had that feeling for such a long time. This had a really big impact on my Imaan , my prayers were so inconsistent, I stopped reading Quran and eventually I gave it all up. I couldn’t stand myself either, like I was so sick of myself, so sick of feeling worthless. I felt like there was no meaning to my life now that I didn’t have anyone to depend on.

I  would spend every waking hour to myself, trying to put the pieces together, trying to figure out how and why I had gotten myself into this mess .I can’t stress enough how important it was to find the answer because if I didnt, it’d eat me up.

During this period I went through a stage of physically being present but menatlly i was somewhere else, slowly began losing interest in everything associated with ‘living’.

The Road To Recovery-  

By September 2017, enough was enough. I stopped feeling sorry for myself and decided life is too short to be unhappy.

  • The first step I took was removing negativity out my life whether that was people, relationships, feelings and thoughts…It all had to be removed so that I could concentrate on being a better me.
  • Making sure I took at least an hour out of my day just for ‘me time’, I would either go to gym or read poetry in the evenings before I slept. It’s really important that you give yourself alone time because being able to value your self worth will make you a stronger person, it will enable you to decide what you need in life and what you dont, who is worth your time and who is not.
  • Stay poisitive… just stay positive and try to turn a negative into a positive. Don’t allow other peoples opinions or judgments etc ruin your day or mood because why should you allow someone to have control over you.
  • Every morning look at yourself in the mirror… smile and big yourself up because no ones opinion should matter more than your own and if that means standing infront of the mirror for half an hour complimenting yourself then go for it, do it.
  • Focus on yourself and be soo happy and content with your own company that you don’t need anyone else.
  • Never discredit yourself, if you’ve done something good or have achieved something then be proud of it, you don’t have to tell anyone but tell yourself.

I’d like to be very clear about this, so read it and understand it… you don’t need ANYBODY other than yourself to tell you your worth. You don’t need to depend on ANYBODY but yourself and you certainly don’t need ANYBODY for company when you have yourself and that is… Self- Love.

I hope you all enjoyed my first ‘serious’ topic, if theres any other topics/ issues you guys would like me to address then comment on this article or direct message me on @iqra_khvn  xxx

‘Glowing to the gods’ hmmmmm…. really?

GUESS WHOS BACK IN DA BUILDING? ITS MEEEEEEEEEEE 😀 I hope you didn’t miss me too much and I apologize for bring away for nearly 2 months. I don’t even know where to start guys like university assignments and exams took over, spending most of my time hauled up in the library or looked in my room revising. Then when I did get the slightest bit of time to myself it was consumed with business orders so what I’m trying to say guys is I didn’t even have a minute to spare for a block in 48 hours… I’M BACK WITH A BANG NOW, READY TO SHARE ALL MY FAVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS, MY NOT SO FAVES AND COME ON YOU ALL KNOW HOW I LOVE A BARGAIN! SO I WILL BE SHOWING YOU GUYS ALOT OF DUPES AND SOME REALLY AFFORDABLE MAKEUP THAT’S BETTER THAN THE SO CALLED ‘BEST’. 

So I’m going to start this post of with my favourite highlighters (100% guarantee you they’ll blind your haters). 

Just a health and safety precautions guys- please wear sunglasses when viewing the swatches. Thank you x



Before I describe each one I’m going to upload photos of the swatches, so you guys know the shades. 


1. MAC- Retro speck 


So guys this is actually an eyeshadow which I use as a highlighter because of its luminous glow. 

Pros:

  • I bought this from Tk max guys for £7.99 (super cheap) compared to its original price. 
  • The formula is not chalky or ashy
  • Easy to work with  
  • I like the Golden goddess theme to it 
  • It’s not very glittery 
  • An amazing highlighter shade when going for a bronze or dewy makeup look

Cons:

  • I can only wear this highlighter when I’ve gone for a very brown golden look otherwise this colour does work with my skin tone as I’m x10 shades lighter lol. 


2. Ofra highlighter- Beverly Hills 

 

I always think highlighter pans like this Ofra one are a must!!! You have 6 colours in one ( 5 individual ones and then 1 when you mix them all). I have heard sooo many amazing things about ofra highlighters so I couldn’t help myself. 

Pros:

  • The formula is literally to die for. It’s the perfect formula for highlighters. It’s so buttery, smooth and silky 
  • I hate highlighters that are full of glitter, so thank the lord this is not 
  • I love the fact that it’s so versatile. I use the darkest shade as a very gently bronzer and I use all the shades on my eyelids 
  • The formula is super easy to blend on any type of skin and each colour matches different skin tone. So you can sleep happy knowing you’ve got a shade for you lol 

Cons: 

  • None 


3. Makeup obsessions highlighter – H112 lightning, H102 pearl, eyeshadow E109 champagne 


I was going to talk about these highlighters from Makeuo forever individually in a separate review post but truth be told I honestly couldn’t wait because these are my favorite drugstore highlighters in the drugstore highlighter world lol. I bet you can’t guess how much each pan was?!!…..£3 yes let me spell that out THREEEEE POUNDS from boots online. 

Pros

  • They are super super cheap
  • Soooooo pigmented guys. The pigmentation is unreal 
  • It’s not powdery or chalky
  • Has a really soft feel to it
  • Melts into the skin 
  • Not sparkly or glittery 
  • Really easy to work with
  • The variety of shades is so good 

Cons:

  • None


3. Kiko Milani summer 2.0 highlighting drops- golden shell 

The one one the left. 

This highlighter is different to the rest as it comes in a liquid form. I prefer a liquid highlighter than a powder form one, I guess that because I suffer from dry skin now and then so for me personally a liquid formula works better when I’m having my off days. 

Pros

  • The pigmentation and glow from this highlighter is immense 
  • It’s a beautiful golden shade, ideal for lightmedium to dark skin
  • It just glides on the skin and is easy to blend 
  • No glitter what’s so ever in this
  • It has a really nice silky smooth finish with an immense glow. 
  • It is so so so versatile. Sometimes I mix this in my foundation, other times I apply a powder highlighter on top to intensify the highlight even more 

Cons: 

  • Again I can’t wear this colour on a daily basis as it’s a very brozy shade so I can only wear it when I’m going for a very dark bronze look 


4. Kiko Milani eyeshadow 208


I feel like the powder solid version of the liquid highlight is an exact dupe. I can’t fault, like I said it’s the same as the liquid version. The only difference is that the highlight is even more intense in the 208 eyeshadow. 

So guys thats the end of my post on my highlighters so far. I might do one on highlighters I hate so stay tuned. Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. Thank you so much for the love and support 
Iqra xxx

Blush Blush Blush Blush Blush

Heeeeeeeeeey guys!!! I’m soooo sooo sorry I haven’t done a post in ages and I know no the last few posts I’ve been saying that I’m super busy which actually I am!! But I’m very sorry that I haven’t been active on here recently, just wait in May  guys when university is finally finished wohooo, I’ll be posting so much you’ll be sick of me. Anyways back the topic of ‘blush’. 

So recently guys I don’t know what it is but I’ve been very obsessed with blushes. Like my makeup is not complete if I don’t apply Blush of some sort to my face. So in this post I will be reviewing some of the blushes that I own (creams and powders) and the good and the not so good things about them. I hope you enjoy 🙂 


Before I get into it guys I thought you’d like to know that I’m more of cream Blush girl and not a powder girl. I feel that creams work better on my skin as I do have dry skin 🙂

First we will review the cream blushes 



I’m sure you guys can figure out which product is which but for those that don’t I’ll let you. Top photo- furthers left is Bobbi brown, bourjois, rimmel. 

  • I’m going to go straight to my favourite one which is the Bourjois cream Blush ’06’ (in the bottom photo this is the 4th swatch and ’04’ which is the 5th swatch. Now I love love love love these colour, like look at the subtle shimmer in it!
  1. Soft and creamy texture 
  2. Beautiful colour
  3. Glides on flawless
  4. Easy to blend out with just using fingers
  5. Looks super natural and beautiful 
  6. Has the right amount of pigmentation 
  7. Super cheap 
  8. It’s super versatile- I like to use it as eyeshadow and on my lips 

I cannot complain about these two shades because the colour is so me and the formula is so creamy and thick. 

  • Bobbi brown pot rouge for lips and cheeks- uber beige 28
  1. Love the colour, it’s not too dark and not too light
  2. Again it’s versatile 
  3. It stays on all day and doesn’t wear away so no need for top up

However the only thing I don’t like about it is the fact that the formula is tacky and sticky and the price is not worth is. 

  • Rimmel stay blushed – ‘003’ and ‘005’
  1. I love thee shades for creating the perfect glow look
  2. Easy to blend and lasts all day
  3. It has a very smooth finish and it doesn’t even look like you are wearing anything. Looks very natural but adds the subtle glow 
  4. It’s a thick consistent and it’s very pigmented, so a little goes a long way

Guys all of the cream blushes I got from fragrancedirect (online) because they are super super cheap. 
Now moving onto powder blushes 


  • NARS ‘unlawful’
  1. The shimmer in it is to die for literally lol
  2. It’s super pigmented
  3. It’s a beautiful shade
  4. Last all day
  5. When applying to the face it doesn’t even feel or sit like powder, like it’s untraceable when applied to the skin 

The only down side for me is that it’s definitely out of my budget to be buying these blushers

  • Too faced papa don’t peach
  1. Out of all my powder blushes this is my favourite
  2. It smells like peaches, once I open it I can literally just sit for hours smelling it
  3. The colour is so peachy guys lol, it’s just the colour a Blush should be 
  4. I love spraying my brush then applying this to my lids

Only downside is that it is quiet powdery, so it does take abit of time to blend out 

  • Zoeva nude spectrum 
  1. Does not feel like powder at all as it’s very creamy 
  2. Very pigmented 
  3. Getting 4 different shades in one pallete is defo going to help you save money and storage 
  4. I use this for eyeshadow too

The only thing I don’t think about it is the fact that two of the shades are useless because they are too dark. They are so dark that maybe I could use them as a contour or a bronzer lol. 

  • Milani powder Blush ’05’ and ’11’
  1. Guys just look at the packaging firstly, how beautiful is it. Like I’m a sucker for anything that looks like roses
  2. It’s easy to apply onto the skin
  3. Cheap and cheerful 
  4. Pretty big pan so it’ll last a long time
  5. I love the colour, especially ’11’ as it’s a light pinky purple shimmery shade
  6. Looks beautiful on the eyelids too

The only things I hate about it is the smell and it has a chalky feeling to it, like when I was trying to swatch it, it would crumble. And you have to put a few layers of the powder on your cheeks for the colour tonreally stand out. 
I hope you enjoyed this post guys 🙂

BarryM review 

Hey guys, hope you’re all good. I know I know I know you don’t need to tell me that’s I haven’t been up to date with my posts but I’ve just been soooooo busy for the past couple of weeks that I’m trying really hard to squeeze some time in for you girlies. 

I thought I would do a review on some products from an affordable drugstore brand called ‘BarryM’. Now guys I have heard such amazing things about this brand but I’ve never really had the chance to look into it or try any of their products up until now. If I’m honest guys when it comes to the base of my makeup such as the highlighting and contouring I do tend to use high end products for that because unfortunately I can’t find any drugs store products for continuing that meet my expectations. So when I saw these cute products from BarryM I couldn’t help myself and I’m pretty sure if you spend something like £7.99 on BarryM products they throw in a free ‘chisel cheeks contour kit’. So without further  ado guys I’m going to get straight into it. 

From superdrug I purchased:

  • Flawless chisel cheeks contour kit (for light to medium skin tones)
  • Flawless chisel cheeks contour cream kit
  • Matte me up lip kit (pose)

Flawless chisel cheeks contour kit

Pros: 

  • It feels really soft and buttery
  • Applies evenly to the skin without making it look patchy
  • The shades are really intense, so you only really need a little bit 
  • It is buildable 
  • Stay put all day 
  • Gives you a really chiseled look
  • It isn’t messy 

Cons:

  • Needs to be a better shade range as the colors are a tad on the dark side if you’re pale like me 

Chisel cheeks contour cream kit

Pros:

  • I love the shade range, it’s very Versatile 
  • The formula is super creamy and thick but not to thick, it’s just right
  • It is also builable 
  • When apply the contour cream it is not messy at all, it applies with precision 
  • Gives a beautiful subtle glow to the skin 
  • Amazing for people with dry skin 

Cons: none other than to make the pans abut thicker 

Matte me up lip kit (pose)

Pros:

  • I love the colour, it a beautiful pinky nude 
  • It last all day 
  • I can’t fault the lip liner, it’s so creamy and soft

Cons:

  • The actual liquid lipstick is way to drying on my lips 
  • Patchy, I had to apply it a good three times to get an even coat

(Top to bottom swatches ) chisel cheeks contour cream kit, chisel cheeks contour kit, matte me up lip kit
 
Below are photos of me wearing both contour kits. 

The perfect Hijab

Sorry for keeping you waiting guys, I know a post is long over due but I’ve been so busy with university and my business that I haven’t even had 5 minutes to myself this week. 

I have decided to do this specific post on hijabs as my snapchat followers and Instagram followers went crazy over my hijabs. I didn’t expect to see so many people interested in it, so I thought I owe you guys a review on the best hijabs ever. 

For over a year now, I have stuck to one company for my hijabs which is HeartHijabs https://www.hearthijab.com/ I am in love with their hijabs because of the amazing and luxurious material at super super cheap prices, I’m only talking a couple of pounds guys!!

Now I know alot of people will say ‘hijab is a hijab, there’s no biggie about it, all you need is just any scarf on your head’ but guys that’s far from the issue you see. When I first started wearing a hijab three years ago, I struggled because I felt like the scarfs I had did not flatter me or do my fat face any justice instead it made me really weary of my appearance and how the scarf looked on me and sometimes it did bring my self esteem down because to me the right scarf is just as important as the clothes you go out it. When you go out you want to wear nice clothes, that’s the same principle us hijabis follow when choosing a scarf to wear! So any how I really struggled at the beggining because I was a student and didn’t wanna pay so much money for a hijab so it was hard to find something I like. 

Now fast foreword 2 years and I came across HeartHijabs while browsing the Internet and at first when looking through their page, I didn’t think much of the scarfs when ordering them as they were super cheap so I thought they probably aren’t even good material but anywho let’s try them out!! Wasn’t I very wrong about that. The scarfs from there are so beautiful guys and fits any face shape, I fell in love with them and I’m so glad I found them. There are sooooo many styles and designs to chose from at such affordable prices like as little as £3 a hijab or £2. 

Below I’m going to show you some of my favourite hijabs from there 🙂 

Black Maxi Jersey £3.60

Beige large maxi £2.85

Faux Gold Vogue Maxi Hijab £3.90

Black Cotton Maxi Jersey £4.20


As you can see you can just about wear there scarfs in any style you want, they are so versatile and all I need is one hijab pin to keep it in place. Ladies if you don’t check them out you are missing out x

Loose setting powders 

Heeeeeeeeeey guys 🙂 I’ve been really excited to be doing this post as I believe a good setting powders makes a huge difference to your end makeup result. In this post I’ve decided to list 3 loose setting powders that I love to use for baking under eye and lightly setting the rest of the face with. I hope you guys enjoy it 🙂



Before I start I know you might all be sitting there looking at The Body Shop powder and the Bare Minerals thinking ‘my god how dark does this girl want to go’ LOL trust me when I say that it may look orangy/ pink but when applied to the skin there is no colour 🙂

  1. Laura Mercier translucent setting powder. 


Again before I get into it, I don’t think this product is all that they way people rave about it. In my personal experience it’s like a 7/10 and for the price I don’t think it’s worth it which is why I’ve only ever repurchased it once after. There’s a dupe for this but like a 8.5/10 dupe which is ‘the cornsilk loose setting powder’ and it’s only like £6 from Amazon. I would have done a review on it but I finished the pot and haven’t bought another one yet but guys the cornsilk loose setting powder is totally worth it. I’m going abit of topic so back to the Laura mercier setting powder.

The reasons why I like it:

  • No flash backs
  • Has a silky texture rather than a powdery one
  • Keeps your makeup on all day so no touch ups
  • Brightens up your under eye and the rest of the face that you have baked

The reason why I have rated it low is because it creases under my eyes a lot. A setting powder is not a setting powder if it allows creases to appear under your eye and I have to apply quiet a lot of the powder for a highlighted look and this can end up really drying my under eye
2. The Body Shop loose face powder (02)


A lot of you by now must know I am a huge fan of The Body Shop products, both skin care and make up. I don’t think they are given enough appreciation for their makeup products. In all honesty they sell high end products at affordable prices.

I love their loose setting powder soooo much…

  • Does not try the under eye area
  • Does not crease
  • Full coverage
  • No flashbacks
  • Looks super natural
  • Works amazing for both oily skin and dry
  • A little powder goes along way
  • Has a really nice buttery soft texture
  • The colour is just right
  • A range of shades to chose from

3. Bare Mineral perfect light mineral viel


The Bare Mineral loose setting powder reminds me a lot of the YSL soufflé d’Eclat loose powder due to its beautiful pearly finish.

  • Medium to full coverage -buildable
  • Does not crease
  • No flash backs
  • It’s blurs imperfections
  • Gives of a really fresh and awake look
  • Flawless finish
  • Lightweight

My favourite makeup brushes 

Using the right makeup brushes for your makeup is really important guys and it can make such a difference to your makeup! I am going to list my favourite brushes when doing my makeup. You don’t loads and loads of brushes you just need a few good ones. I switch up my brushes but like out of the 50+ brushes I own, these are the brushes that have never let me down: 


Foundation blending/ buffing brush:


  1. Zoeva 102/silk finish
  2. So eco finishing brush 
  3. Niko pro
  • Flawless finish 
  • No streaks
  • Individual hair bristles have never fallen out
  • Gentle on the skin 
  • Easy to use 
  • These brushes really help work the foundation into the skin 

Concelor brush/ highlight brush:


  1. Niko pro
  • The hairs on the brush are so fine and silky 
  • No creasing of concealer 
  • Flawless/ smooth finish 
  • Doesn’t drag the concelor 
  • Doesn’t waste product 
  • Really delicate to the under eye 
  • The right size for under eye highlight 


Contour brushes 


  1. Niko Pro
  2. Stilla 35
  • Shape/ angle of the brush is really good for a defined and sharp contour 
  • It’s very accurate 
  • Love the Niko pro brush for nose contour, it is so accurate 


Setting under eye 


  1. Morphe (there’s no number lol it came in a set)
  • Small brush
  • Perfect size for setting under eye
  • It doesn’t drag product
  • Delicate on the under eye
  • It’s amazing when dusting of excess powder under eye

Face powder brush

  1. Morphe


  • Easy to set face as it’s a big powder brush
  • Hair doesn’t fall of the brush
  • Gives a flawless finish after buffing in the powder 


Angled Contour powder brush 


  1. Eco tools angled face 
  • Defined contour 
  • Super easy to blend
  • Very soft 
  • Accurate angle to it 
  • Versatile as I like to use it for my nose also 

Blush brush

  1. bh cosmetics 108
  • Big sized brush 
  • Fluffy 
  • Doesn’t apply the powder on heavy
  • Give a natural flawless, flushed cheek look
  • Versatile as I sometime like to use it as a face powder brush 

Highlight brush


  1. Eco tools highlighting fan 
  • The right size, not too long and not too short
  • Soft
  • Picks ups a good amount of highlighter 
  • Again this is a accurate brush when placing highlight in the correct place 

My hair care routine 

I know I haven’t posted in the last couple of days, sorry for that guys I’ve just been super super busy but I’m back now!

So today I thought I would do a post on my hair care as it’s a very important topic and I know a lot of people don’t have time to look after their hair correctly or give it the right care it needs because you know we are all so busy with things we totally forget. I literally don’t even have 20 mins in the day to treat my hair correctly so I thought how about give your hair just 5 minutes of love each day and you’ll see a big difference 🙂 guys just to let you know you don’t need anymore than three products for your hair!!

Also guys being a hijabi it makes it even more difficult for me to maintain my hair as I’m so used to just tying it back in a bun and putting my hijab on. Not looking after my hair correctly really did have a impact on it, it became really thin, lifeless, flat, my hair strands would just snap in half and I was losing a lot of hair, also because I have wavy/ curly hair my hair would become knotted and hard to brush. 

What did I do? 

So nearly 10 months ago I started looking into hair products and what to use. I tried out different shampoos, conditioners, hair pills and oils but not everything worked for my hair, some products made me lose even more hair and some did nothing for my hair. I baiscally  gave up at this point until I came across a shampoo and conditioner in Tk maxx. I don’t know why but they just caught my attention, so after reading the labels I purchased them and started to use them. 

For the last 6 months I have been using ‘SHE Aromatherapy pure botanicals maximum volume shampoo’ and ‘essano ketain complex smoothing conditioner’ and I love the combination of these two products as they have really helped my hair. 

I wash my hair 3 times a week because washing your hair too much can damage your hair even more . After just using these two products for 3 weeks I noticed my hair was a lot more fuller, glossy and smoother. It was a lot more easier to maintain and I barely had any tangles in my hair, brushing my hair was so much easier even though my hair is curly/ waves. Also I noticed that my hair was not falling out as much compared to before like even just brushing my hair would produce soooo many strands of hair but after using these two products it was less frequent. My hair also felt a lot stronger and thicker. 

While I was using these two products, I was also busy producing my facial oil which has now been released. In the past past I have had bad experience with using hair oils so I was very hesitant with using anything that is why I didn’t put anything else in my hair but after some time using the shampoo and conditioner I did notice my hair wasn’t actually growing, it was just getting thicker. This is when I decided I would start using my own oil in my hair as it’s 100% organic and i know exactly what has been put into it. I was skeptic about it because I didn’t really know if my own oil would work for my hair as it was made for the face but boy was I wrong!! I would apply it to damp hair or even dry hair 4 times a week and it made such a massive difference to my hair!! It grew very quickly and remained really soft and silky. Also I use to have frizzy hair due to it being curly/ wavy and the oil completely got rid of the friz and made my hair very manageable. 

Guys I swear by these products especially the shampoo and conditioner because it completely transformed my hair it a matter of months and I haven’t switched my shampoo or conditioner for the last 6 months. 

Using the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair is very important, it may not seem important but it really is guys! Especially conditioner, it’s essential for the hair.

The Body shop Moisture Foundation SPF15

Let me start of by saying I know it’s late for a post but I could not sleep without doing this one!! 



I would class this foundation as a drugstore foundation due to its price £15, I bought it for 30% off in the VIP event (love a good bargain) HOWEVER GUYS and this is a BIG HOWEVER, the formula and application of this foundation definitely matches a high end foundation. The Body Shop Moisture Foundation SPF15 does remind me a lot of  Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation. 

I have always been a big fan of The Body Shop as they have never let me down and they sell really good quality makeup not just skin care. It’s definitely worth splurging a bit on The Body Shop makeup range. 

I really really love this foundation because it’s has a beautiful, flawless  dewy finish and in photos it looks unreal. It also has a really nice subtle yellow tone, which works really good with my skin tone. I did swatch a couple of the colours in the store, it turned out I was in the shade 05. Now I know I’m the bottle it may look a tad dark and I thought that but once I applied the foundation, it matched my skin colour perfectly.


Guys I’m pretty sure you can see for yourself the glow this foundation gives off, it’s unreal!! It really gave my face a beautiful ,fresh and uplifted look. This foundation doesn’t sink into the pores or any fine lines in your skin, nor does it look cakey or ashey and it lasts all day.  I applied it with a damp beauty blender which I sprayed with rosewater and glycerine, to make sure it stayed in place. 

I am really in love with this foundation (10/10) , I think it’s going to be my holy grail foundation from now on because I suffer from dry skin so I’m always looking for the perfect foundation that’s give a nice all rounded dewy finish and I feel like this is the one!

You need this foundation in your life!