Saman Munir is a Canadian vlogger who teaches hijabis to be beautiful inside and out.
Salaams my lovelies! Jumah mubarak to you all. It is Friday, which means another Follow Friday post. Today, I want to feature Saman Munir from Saman’s Makeuphijabs YouTube channel. Not only is she beautiful to look at, she is also a hijabi fashion vlogger who teaches her fellow hijabis how to not only look their best, but feel their best too. This hijabi fashionista is also a full time mommy and part time hijab stylish and makeup artist. If you have a chance, check out her Instagram account @makeuphijabs for the most beautiful hijabi style inspiration. She has an eye for putting together colorful yet feminine outfits that anyone can try. I call her style accessible elegance.
What I love the most about Saman Munir is her ability to connect with her viewers in her YouTube videos. While her chiseled features makes her beauty especially striking, she shares personal stories of her own struggles such as being considered the ugly duckling in her family, or her weight gain/loss journey that allow her viewers to be able to relate to her. In the end we are all the same like most hijabi vloggers, but Saman Munir has this uncanny ability to make viewers feel like she is a hijabi next door that they can have chai with and ask beauty/hijab advice.
Her online tutorials are especially helpful. If you ever need help with styling a difficult yet beautiful hijab like the Neva hijab, make sure to check out her fool proof tutorials. Her makeup tips are also easy to follow and she uses tools that most women possess (which is helpful since Sephora is like a sticky fly trap for me). I really love that her looks are never too extreme and that they always look pretty. On top of having a YouTube Channel and an amazing Instagram account, Saman Munir also sells hijabs and accessories online too. What a Wonder Woman mashallah!
Make sure to check out Saman Munir and let me know what you think!
Marwa Atik, the designer behind Vela Scarves is a mix of rock and roll chic with easy California style.
Salaams my lovelies and jumuah mubarak! As you know, Friday, I try to do a Follow Friday post on an Instagram account that I love to follow. Since I realized that it seems like I am obsessed with hijabis from the UK, I decided to feature an American hijabi this week! I want to introduce you readers to Marwa Atik. Marwa Atik is the designer behind the beautiful hijab line called Vela Scarves. Born to parents of Syrian and Turkish descent, Marwa realized that she wanted to design scarves when she would doodle scarf designs during her nursing classes. Luckily for all of us, she switched majors and is now taking classes in Fashion and Merchandising.
Marwa has two Instagram accounts. The first, @velascarves is her line’s official account and features not only her eclectic style, but also a variety of hijabis who wear her scarves that are affectionately called “Vela Girls”. One of my favorite Vela Girls is aspiring news anchor Noor Tagouri.
Marwa Atik’s personal Instagram account is @marwa_atik. This account is all Marwa and shows you a sneak peek into her life as a busy designer, diligent fashion student, and hijabi on the go. I love checking out her account for the latest on ways to mix edgier pieces. Plus, she has a professed love for old school rap. How can you not love her? As a non glamorous mom, it is always nice to see a hijabi who can always look amazing (even when sleep deprived) so that I can get some inspiration for myself to get out of my easy jeans and into something a little bit cooler. Check out Marwa Atik and her gorgeous hijab designs and let me know what you think.
The stylish hijabi set are embracing a new style trend: feather collars. While at first, it seemed odd, I think its a trend that actually may work if you have the courage to try it. Feather collars allows hijabis to coverage in the front. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a creative ways for more coverage in the front! I created this collage with my absolute favorite color green, but I think this look works with any color from hot pink to Big Bird yellow. Just make sure to keep the feather color black or in a neutral color to avoid looking like Big Bird though!
I am always inspired by the beautiful hijabis of the Bay area, so when I saw my girlfriend Sana rocking her skirt for Eid, I knew I had to get it! Ladies, if you are looking for high quality hijabi friendly skirts that are sewn by a fellow hijabi designer, please try LJ Originals by Layla Jalanbo. Layla is extremely talented and all about making sure each piece is specially made just for you. I have to say, her pieces are in limited stock. So far, her skirts are all sold out, but the one featured above called the Chantilly High Waisted skirt is still available.
I personally chose the Chantilly high waisted skirt for myself since it is a romantic print and I am all about romance. I love it! Whether you are curvy or long and lean, this skirt has the most stunning shape and flow. Trust me, I own plenty of designer pieces and none of my skirts are this beautiful.
I know a lot of hijabis in the Bay area adore the pashmina hijab look, but I felt like changing up my hijab style to be a little different this fall. My dear friend from Kashmir gave me some very beautiful patterned silk hijabs that I have never had the nerve to wear.
That all changed once I noticed the Turkish hijab style on my friends’ Pinterest boards!
First, wearing the Turkish hijab style is a lot more polished. No more messy folds!
Second, it is super easy to pull off if you are a busy Muslim mom on the go. Trust me, I had to wake up 3:30 this morning to catch a 6:00 am flight! Putting this hijab style on took no more than 5 minutes.
If you are still skeptical, check out this Turkish hijab tutorial by one of my faves, Yaz the Spaz:
And finally, if you have a fuller face, this hijab style helps slim you overall. What woman does not LOVE that?