السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته
Today is Saturday… it’s been a rainy, freezing day so far and to be honest, I’ve spent most of it cuddled up in bed. Only stepping out to greet my husband when he went to work, or when I needed to eat something and put up some food in the slow cooker. Oh and to pray, of course.
Anyway, if anyone saw my Instagram/FB/Tumblr posts this week, about wearing a turban, well I guess now’s a good time to say, it keeps your head warm too!
A couple years ago, I came across a blog by a then student, called The Hijablog. Imaan El Ali was a grad student back then and has stopped blogging since 2013, but her blog still inspires me in some ways. I tried doing the turban style she does on her YouTube Videos but I never quite seemed to have the right scarves or perhaps it’s the fabric they’re made of.. in any case, I gave up back then.
Was kind of ironic that the turban would become a hit later on with everyone wearing them and I finally decided to give it another go, albeit with a ‘readymade’ one.
Another thing I’ve been doing is playing around with makeup.. being a niqaabi, I can get away with no makeup all the time.. however, on the days I want to feel pretty, I do play with what I have.
Recently, I heard about Rumaanah Pahad, a local blogger, that goes by the Instagram name, PlausiblePaws, on Safeera’s Lifestyle Show on Channel Islam International (Cii), on her Interview Of The Week segment.
So I looked up PlausiblePaws and she was having a Live Video, which was great. I do think it’s quite rare to really have a South African Indian woman, do makeup with locally available products. Having viewed tons of USA based beauty videos, I do think it’s quite rare that we’ll find their products here, or even if we do, it costs a small fortune just to buy it, ( I blame the government for the weak Rand/Dollar exchange rate!)
Also, this week, I’ve been using the Shills Purifying Peel-Off Mask.
It’s a really great product to use if you don’t have the time to go to a salon for a deep cleanse facial with extractions.
My nose has been looking dark recently and on closer inspection, it was due to blackheads. Having used this mask, and a facial polish, my skin has instantly brightened up, Alhamdulillah.
It’s definitely not the DIY glue and activated charcoal mask, thank goodness! I would never put that on my face regardless of who thinks it’s ‘amazing’.
This however is gentle on your skin, and it certainly doesn’t ‘wax’ the hair / eyebrows off your face if you put it a little too close to either.
If you have sensitive skin, please check with your dr/dermatologist/beauty therapist first, before applying.
And so I finally had time to blog and Alhamdulillah for that. I’ve been meaning to become more regular with posting, and I soon shall, Insha Allah. Aameen.
I’d love to hear what your rainy, cold Saturdays are like, and your opinions on the turbans as well as the peel off masks and if you are impressed by any local bloggers, do put their names down, as I’d love to read their blogs etc.
Also, what’s your favorite makeup brand and why?
و عليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته