Hijabi Trend Alert: Studded Shoes

Source: zara.com via Minara on Pinterest

Hijabi trend alert! Stylish hijabis are embracing studs and rivets; especially on their feet. While they look pretty fierce, they can also lend just the right amount of tough girl beauty that most hijabis possess anyhow. We love this boot by Zara because even though the cap toe looks tough, the boot silhouette is still ladylike.

Tragedy In Sandy Hook

I am too sad for words about what has happened in Newtown, CT. I don’t have the energy to blog about this, but I wanted to leave you with some thoughts. Let’s love each other. Let’s be kind to one another. Let’s stop being petty. Let’s make sure we are kind to children and the elderly. Let’s get more involved with our communities.

In the Quran, God tells us:

If anyone slew a person unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land it would be as if he slew the whole humanity: and if anyone saved a life it would be as if he saved the life of the whole humanity. (Al-Qur’an 5:32)

A human life is precious indeed.

Follow Friday: Heba Jay and Farah Jay

Source: statigr.am via Hidiyah on Pinterest

Jumuah mubarak my lovelies! I hope that this Friday finds you well inshallah. I wanted to give you some more inspiration from some amazing fellow hijabis. If you are on Instagram, you should definitely follow the stylish sisters Heba Jay (Jalloul) and Farah Jay (Jalloul) from Dearborn, MI. Their IG IDs are: heba_jay and farah_jay. They have amazing style sense and for those of you on a budget, they recommend a lot of affordable pieces. Just look at how stunning they look in the photo above!

For those of you on IG, feel free to follow me as well at hijabilife. Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend. See you soon on IG!

Say Eye Do And Receive A Free Trial From CooperVision And The Chance to Win An Annual Supply of Contact Lenses

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People are busier than ever in today’s fast and furious world. Whether you’re a working professional by day and parent by night or stay-at-home parent balancing carpools and soccer practices, the typical 8-hour day is a thing of the past. I know that as a working professional, blogger about hijabi life, and as a full time mama, I wish I had more hours in the day!

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How To: Pull Off Bright Lipstick

A hot trend among the hijabi set has been bright lipstick. It is a very bold makeup choice, but it can look too jarring (or tacky) if it is paired with a lot of other colors. For readers who are more conservative, this is a nice look to wear at home for your hubby.

Here are my tips and tricks for making the bold lip work for you:

  • Keep It Simple: For such a statement lip color, it is best for you to keep the rest of your makeup simple and in neutral colors.
  • Use Blush Or Bronzer: A key trick to avoiding a vampire look is to make sure that you have some color on your face so that the bold lip color doesn’t suck the color out of your face and make you look like a ghost. I prefer to use a pale coral blush or a nice warm bronzer to balance the lip color.
  • Balance Your Eyes: Keeping it simple doesn’t mean you skip eye makeup completely. So you don’t look too cartoonish, make sure you have some simple neutral eye makeup on.

Make sure you have fun and smile! I think that the happiest girls make the prettiest girls so rock that lip color with a nice smile. What are your tricks for rocking this look? Let me know!

PS: Here is my hot mama friend Sana with her adorable baby boy rocking the bold lip look. She recommends keeping it matte so it is longer lasting and less messy. I have to agree!

Bold lips

Hijabi Obsession: Royal Blue

Source: hautehijab.com via Michelle on Pinterest

I am currently in love with royal blue as an update for my winter wardrobe. Ever since Kate Middleton wore that royal blue Issa dress to match with her engagement ring, I have been really loving this hue. It is not too in your face like some bright colors, and I feel like jewel tones like this one always flatter everyone no matter what your skin tone. Expect to see me rocking not only royal blue, but hues like emerald, amethyst, and ruby as well. What is your favorite color to wear during winter?

Let Noor Shine: Noor Tagouri

I hope my readers had a wonderful weekend! I wanted to share a personal story with you. Since I started this Muslim lifestyle blog, I have gotten tremendous support. It has been amazing how this little blog has attracted thousands of you readers. The response has uplifted me and I wanted to say thank you. From my own experience, I see how the power of support can help us all achieve our dreams. There is a very young (but very talented) hijabi named Noor Tagouri that I wanted to tell you all about.

She is trying to be the first American hijabi news anchor and I think that we can help her. Even though she is much younger than most of us, she is definitely an inspiration for me and I hope she will be for you too.  Check out her video below:

Let’s help Noor achieve her dreams iA!