I came across the most touching and beautiful wedding on the Facebook. This is a real love story – one that is going to evoke all sorts of emotions from you. I’m not even going to say much about this story because it is just so heart warming. Watch it and let know what you think.
I came across Karen Tran Florals and Events on Instagram and knew I had to share the overload of gorgeousness with you. Based in California, Karen Tran Florals creates exquisite floral arrangements for all sorts of occasions.
I found her work to be ultra modern, chic and just the right amount of dazzle to enhance any girls wedding day.
I also love that she offers her experise on event planning and arrangements via her master classes. The floral experience is designed to help take your business to the next level.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to wake up to a room full of such beautiful flower arrangements one day? A girl can dream, right?
All the above images are via Karen Tran Floral’s Facebook Page
I don’t know about you guys, but I am totally loving shopping these days. Instead of hitting the stores on boxing day, I went on an online shopping spree and bought lots of things at bargain prices. Check out my YouTube video featuring most of the items I bought/received in January. I bought a bunch of accessories as well but you can watch out for those in my video/photoshoots.
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If you are a summer bride, you are approximately six months away from your wedding. It might seem far, but it really isn’t. If you are desi, it is time to address one of the biggest issues: unwanted hair.
Most South Asian’s have an abundance of hair which can be annoying if it is on your body. In my opinion, waxing is the best way to get rid of the unwanted hair. Surprisingly, alot of girls leave waxing as one of the last items on their to-do list. Don’t do that. If you are not a regular waxer, I would recommend that you start waxing 1 year prior to your wedding. The earlier, the better. Below, are some tips:
- Time: My recommendation to start 1 year before your wedding is so you can test out how your body will react to wax. Many girls have sensitive skin and depending on the type of wax used, can have a reaction. Starting 1 year in advance gives you enough time to switch your wax (or salon) and also get your body used to waxing. There are certain parts of your body that are more sensitive to others so make sure you give your body enough time to heal if there is a reaction.
- The More, The Merrier: The longer/more often you wax, the better results you will have. Your hair growth slows down substantially and your skin becomes smoother.
- Place: Find a place that pays attention to hygiene. You really don’t want to go to a place that is unclean. Forget double dipping, I once went to a place where the lady was about to wax me with the same spatula she had used on someone else. Nasty!
- Strawberry Legs: Some girls get large pores (also known as “Strawberry Legs” as made famous by Raven Simone) after they wax their legs. If this is you, try soaking your legs in warm water before you wax. Once you are done waxing, soak your legs in cold water. This should help close your pores.
- Dark Areas: Waxing is also great if you have dark areas such as your underarms. Many girls suffer from this and waxing helps because it get rids of your root so the skin appears lighter in colour.
- Exfoliate: To prevent ingrowns and to enhance smoothness, exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
- Moisturize: Growing up, I barely ever moisturized my legs. I was just too cool (yeah right!) and could not be bothered. I now realize how stupid I was. Moisturizing your legs, your arms, everything! It will result in a smoother finish.
You can also use razors or epilators but I find waxing has the best (smoothest) results. Shaving can cause alot of ingrowns and also makes your hair coarse. Also, keep in mind that if you do wax, your hair should be around 1/4 inch long. If it is shorter than this, it is hard for the wax to grab onto the hair.
If you are getting married, get your waxing done the day of/prior to your mehendi application. For me, this was the day before my mehendi and two days before my wedding.
As the New Year starts, I am going to dive into some new territory with blogging. For quite some time, I have been wondering whether my heart is no longer in wedding blogging. Besides being super busy/sick for the past few months, I have also felt a lack of inspiration in the area of weddings. I have picked at the idea of quitting; wondering where my blog is headed and what I want.
After putting much thought into it, I have decided to launch a Youtube channel. If you are interested in makeup or fashion, that is where you want to be at! I will be posting all sorts of videos – get ready with me (where you watch me get ready), my shopping hauls, how I style different outfits together, tips on modifying outfits to suit your modesty needs, hijab tutorials, makeup looks, etc. You get the picture, right? I am excited and hope that you will give me feedback.
You must be wondering what this means for my current blog. Don’t worry, the blog remains! I do still love weddings so I will be back at posting – yeay!
For now, check out my first Youtube video – a short clip of me getting ready on the weekend. I have been obsessing over printed pants ever since I bought my first harem pants last spring. When I saw these polka dot leggings at Forever 21, I knew I had to have them!
It has been a while since I updated the blog and I am sure many of you are wondering where the heck I have been. Simply put, I have been busy! Here is an update on my life: I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed at the end of October. I had been putting it off for a long time but it had to be done. Overall, the pain was bad for 1.5 days but I had severe nausea from the medication – probably because I was eating the medication on an empty stomach because I had no appetite whatsoever. Just as I had recovered from the wisdom teeth extraction, I fell really sick – I had a fever for around seven days which turned out to be pneumonia. Long story short, I had a psychotic cough and high fever for almost two weeks. Once all that was over, my work got super busy (still is) in preparation for year end, holiday parties started and my sister came over to visit. In a nutshell, it has been busy and I can’t wait for things to settle down.
I hope all of you have been keeping well. It is finally time to get down to the fun stuff! Today is boxing day which means many of you will be shopping up a storm. I wish I could go too but I have work. So, I’ll do the next best thing – blog about my winter basics!
I don’t know about you but I love big, comfy sweaters in the winter. They are cozy and paired with the right accessories, they are downright stylish. Below, I have styled my favourite black turtleneck with a pair of jeans, a gold and purple pendant and some boots! For my hijab, I took advantage of my turtleneck and styled it into a turban.
At the end of summer, Nouman and I finally went to try the breakfast at Sizzling Skillet with some of our friends. Although we had had dinner at Sizzling Skillet before, I was way more excited to try their breakfast – it is definitely more vegetarian friendly.
In a nutshell, their breakfast was delicious! Nouman and I both ordered their omelettes – steak and cheese for him, vegetarian for me. We also ordered their toblerone pancakes to share. Our friends got their steak and cheese panini and their waffles. The omelettes were cooked to perfection and their panini made me drool a little – it had the crunch factor that a great sandwich should have. I did wish their toblerone pancake had more toblerone but the pancake itself was amazing – light, fluffy and melt in your mouth goodness.
Nouman and I will be giving their dinner menu another shot. Last time we went, we decided to takeout because of the wait time. I bit into my grilled cheese sandwich around 20 minutes later and it felt dry. Definitely want to try their dinner menu in store.
Sizzling Skillet looks like an average Halal restaurant on the inside; boxy but clean. The servers are all friendly as is everyone working behind the kitchen counter. If you go on a weekend, you can be sure that there will be a lineup.
Can’t wait to go back again!
Hope you are ready for some gorgeous fashion inspiration for your wedding day! This collection is all about class and elegance.
I hope everyone’s week has been going well. My past few weeks have been super hectic to say the least. I have had all four of my wisdom teeth removed and my work hours have been between 10-11 hours long. This post is long overdue but the colours are so pretty that I want to share!
I must confess that I am a summer girl through and through. Give me a little bit of sun and heat and I am as happy as can be. When I was growing up, summer was second to fall – I loved everything about it. I still love the crisp air, the gorgeous colours and crunchy leaves (I totally can’t resist stepping on them). As of a few weekends ago, I have pulled out my sweaters. Sad but what can you do except add a little bit of style, right?
For the look below, I went back to the basics – jeans, a nude sweater, brown Hijab, brown peep-toe heels and a green necklace. I love the earthy colours of this ensemble!