The Ramadhan Eed Post

As many of you are probably aware Ramadhan has drawn to an end and ‘Eed is nigh!

The blessed month of Ramadhan in which fasting is prescribed is akin to a preparatory course..

In it we are encouraged to become god-fearing; to rush towards good deeds, spend profusely in charity and save our tongues, limbs and hearts from any evil – in short to reach the peak of spiritual excellence.

Whilst detoxing the self from both physical and spiritual maladies we are also told to spare a thought for the poor.

Though we abstain from food we know at the end of the day at sunset our kitchen tables will be groaning under the various items of food..Biscuits, sweet pastries and warming broths

Food is one of the key points of both Ramadhan and ‘Eed its the focus of the conversation, the R in in the Ramadhan and its pivotal in bringing the family together!

We didn’t make so much this year for ‘eed but heres a couple of snapshots from both Ramadhan and our prep for ‘Eed – hope you all get a flavour of the excitement!

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There’s absolutely no celebration which is complete without a bunch of flowers

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Soft doughy bread rolls stuffed with a spicy courgette onion and chicken filling

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My brother bought me not one but three cheesecakes! Isn’t he lovely?

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Don’t be too harsh it was my first time making Baklawa so its a little rough around the edges!

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What I love most about Eed! Henna. Took me ages to do and I nearly fell asleep in between..

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Henna on the inside of my palm – I know it looks freaky with four fingers but I cropped out my thumb lol

so there you have it! More pics tomorrow inshallah

And before I forget

EEDKUM MBARAK 😀

Have a great one!

Inject Your Wardrobe With Yellow

Being the quiet, shy, mousey sort of girl that I can sometimes be I tend to stay as FAR away from bright yellow as I can!

Neon pink, purple, green & even orange I can stomach but all-out yellow makes me shiver with fright. I envy those who can pull it off whilst looking cool, confident & suave.

Theoretically speaking – since I have dark hair & oliveish skin, yellow should look fantastic on me and so whats to fear? there’s just something about it which screams HI LOOK AT ME and makes me run a mile…however…whilst flicking through an arabic magazine I came across this beautiful outfit – j’adore – minus the earrings (hideous) but the dress oo la laa!

Dress from Blumarine

Granted, it’s not entirely yellow and the cynic in you will be screaming WOMAN can’t you see its black? but the splash of yellow is vibrant enough for me! I also love the contrasting lilac shadow – that’s not a combination I would have immediately thought of.

Can you brave yellow?
What’s your colour nemesis?

Art On Yo’ Face حنان النجادة

Loyal readers!

Surely you’ve been wondering where I’ve been? Eaten by a wild bear, fallen off the edge of the earth or just disappeared..bet you missed my random quirky posts…god knows I missed writing them 😦 but I was absolutely swamped in revision. Had my first exam…one down, three to go…

Today i’ve got a little something different for you. Yep thats right, to apologise for my absence I’m sharing an awesome make up video!Yes Make up, the secret arsenal of every intelligent woman…

Forget Bassam Fatouh & Hala Ajam…there’s a new face in town, and her name’s Hannan alNajjadah!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/fHAkoGkWnqw

I’m on mobile so not sure if its embedded. The video is in Arabic however she does state the products used…My fave products have to be the MUFE bronzer used for contouring & the Shu Umera foundation

Ahhh I can barely stop myself from ordering all of the products mentioned online and seriously flashing some plastic, however, I shall control myself…-deep breaths-

Will you be trying this look?

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Since its the first time I’m using polyvore I don’t think I’ve done that bad!
Admittedly, its not awesome but there’s something we could work with…
or am I just kidding myself?

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[edit] my mum just told me the dress is hideous and does not go in the slightest
she suggested a camel rust shade bordering on red; but won’t that be too much red?