Whats In My HandBag?

How have you all been? I thought I'd return back with a different kind of post and I'm so excited to show you whats in my bag? don't you love watching all these whats in my school bag / handbag kinda of videos and posts...I know I do! So I decided to jump on this popular trend  and  show you whats in my bag.

The bag i'm currently using is the mini Dinidotty bag from Dune London ... I got it a while ago so i'm not too sure you can still get it but they do have some other bags which are just as pretty. This bag was actually a gift from my mum, who was super sweet enough to buy this for me for last Eid. I have massively downsized from my previous bags which were super big. I  have a habit of carrying my life around, I'm the kind of person who literally carries emergency things for everything...emergency pins (check), emergency first aid kit (check), emergency socks (check...ok maybe not that crazy). So when I downsized my bag, I had no room for all this stuff and considering the state of my deteriorating back, it might not have been such a bad thing! So without further adieu here whats in my bag:

The first thing in my bag is my Filofax (Or Paperchase version of it) , which honestly is my best friend, I'm an organisational freak, I need my diary by my side all the time. I actually switched from a diary to a Filofax because I struggle with the restrictions that diaries have, so with Filofax's inserts I could even create my own tables etc... If you want me to do a  diary organisational post, just leave a comment below.

The next thing I have is my essentials; I have my Nivea  lip balm (I love this so much because its clear and its nice and hydrating for everyday use), my Bath and Body Works handsanitiser, Cath Kidson clock patterned mirror and thats it really.

And lastly I have my essentials essential (also known as the "I can't walk out the house without them essentials") which are obviously my phone and purse. I previously owned a larger purse by Ollie and Nic but had to downsize after getting this bag. The purse i'm currently using is this Primark one, which i'm so chuffed with; it's compact and pretty. However knowing Primark it's likely to not be useable in a couple months so if anyone knows of cute purses let me know.

You can shop my bag here:

Thats all from me, Leave a comment below letting me know what you like to carry in your purse and what purse your currently rocking this fall? 
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AA Skincare Review- Lavender & Tea Tree Face Lotion

As you know from my previous AA Skincare review i'm totally loving their natural deodorant (If you missed that review you can check it out here). I'm back with another review of an AA Skincare product this time the Lavender & Tea Tree moisturising face lotion

Firstly I thought I'd talk about delivery because I didn't talk about it in the last AA Skincare review; one of the best things about AA Skincare is that they email you exactly the day and the time that they are going to deliver. For me that's a major selling point because the worst feeling is when a delivery man is banging on your door and your half dressed. A++ for delivery!

So the Lotion, because that's what we are here to talk about right? I've been using it for the past week and can honestly say it is one of my favourite face creams of all time. (No exaggeration) . Not only is it  naturally antiseptic but it's been keeping my spots at bay. Usually during autumn my face tends to get dry so using this moisturiser is very refreshing and the medicinal scent definitely clears your nose as well. The medicinal scent does wear off quite quickly which for me is great because I like to wear it for stepping out. AA Skincare also gave me a sample sachet of the accompanying gel wash, which I used to wash my face before putting on the moisturiser. I personally think the gel and the lotion are a match made in heaven and I can see myself purchasing the gel wash to accompany my lotion. 

AA Skincare is certainly become one of my favourite places for natural skincare products and there are so many other products i'm dying to try out such as their Seaweed and Aloe Eye Gel and Mint and Dead Sea Salt Mask. You can buy AA Skincare products from www.amphora-retail.com at a retail price of £6.96. Also AA Skincare were kind enough to give us a 20% discount code (just enter the code BLOG20) so make sure to get one now that it's on sale.Thank you for reading and  I'll see you in the next post.
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*This post is not sponsored by AA Skincarealthough they did kindly send me the product to try. I'm sharing it with you because I genuinely think it's an awesome product.*

Hijabi Blogs You Need to Check Out this August

I always feel like I'm on a consistent quest to find new blogs especially muslimah blogs. In all honesty I find it a constant challenge to find bloggers who are so dedicated and consistent when blogging. However when I do however I jump at the chance to share them. 
Nothing really excites me more than seeing another Muslimah succeed in blogging and showing the world through her blogging what it means to be a Muslim woman whether that is in fashion, beauty, social activism or anything else. So this month I've decided to share my four favourite blogs that i've been obsessed with. 

AA Skincare Review- My New Natural Deodorant

Your probably wondering why on earth would I review deodorant right? because deodorant is basically well...deodorant. For a while now i've been on the market for a new deodorant and not just any deodorant but a natural non-pore clogging one and that's just what AA Skincare's deodorant line is. 

AA Skincare has three deodorants in their line; Bergamot and Aloe, Grapefruit and Cedarwood and Lemongrass and Lavender. The deodorant that I currently am using is the Lemongrass and Lavender one. In all honesty the initial scent in the roll on isn't my particular cup of tea, it's slightly too strong on the Lemongrass side. However after applying it and leaving it to dry the scent dramatically reduces, which is great for people like me who don't like strong scents.

I did a little research and found that AA Skincare claim the deodorants have "daylong protection without any nasties". Although I have to admit I'm not sure what they are referring to when they talk about "nasties" (I can only assume they mean harmful chemicals) but I did decide to test out the first part of this statement, the daylong protection. Shamefully I'm going to say out aloud but...I sweat like a pig and with the current British weather getting warmer I was convinced the natural deodorant wasn't going to last an hour. Being the over the top person I am I decided to take a note and see how much protection I was getting (haha never thought I'd ever be measuring my sweat on my blog but oh well there's a first for everything). I'd say roughly within the first three hours I was pretty dry under my arms and gradually after about couple hours later i'd gradually get slightly stickier but nothing too crazy that couldn't be patted down. Overall I'm so far loving this deodorant not only because it is natural but because it works well for me, keeping me dry and odourless for quite a while. The main selling point for me is that one of the active ingredients is Aloe vera which  means it's ok to use just after shaving because it soothes the skin and cools it down. 

With that all being said, I hope this review was helpful and let me know what you think about natural products; does it matter to you personally to use natural products and do you try to use natural deodorant? If so leave a comment below letting me know all about it!  Remember you can buy your own one from www.amphora-retail.com at a retail price of £4.95. Oooh literally just checked their website and they are doing 20% off right now so if you want one I'd say grab it on sale right now whilst you can.  Thank you for reading and  I'll see you in the next post.
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*This post is not sponsored by AA Skincarealthough they did kindly send me the product to try. I'm sharing it with you because I genuinely think it's awesome.*

A Visit to Cadbury World.

When I was younger actually significantly younger, I had gone to Cadbury World and I can honestly say that my love for chocolate must have stemmed from that experience. Ever since Cadbury had been bought by Kraft I had been dying to go back and see the factory to see whether it has changed or not...and boy has it changed. 

In the past Cadbury World had been known to be a place full of chocolaty freebees and the first time I had gone I had eaten so much chocolate I was almost sick. This time the factory had changed so much that each person as you entered only got 3 bars of chocolate; a crunchy, dairy milk (Sample size) and wispa. I have never been so disappointed in my life because I had emptied my stomach prior in hope that there would be so much chocolate I would actually be sick this time. (yeah gross I know). What disappointed me even more so was that the chocolate production side of the factory was closed and I didn't even get a chance to see how the chocolate was made... oh bummer.  

On the plus side the 4D experience at the end was certainly the highlight of the night (or in fact the only good bit). When the 4D experience ended after a measly three minutes, I really wanted to watch it again but its only one viewing per a ticket. I don't really enjoy telling people about negative experiences hence why i'm keeping this short but I doubt I would ever go again since it is not worth £15.44 ticket and the train travel from London to Birmingham. In summary would I go back?...I think this will have to be a Nay!

Update: Sorry I had to repost this again, due to yet again playing around a bit too much with the coding of my blog and corrupting the original post. 
Thank you for your patience and I'll see you in the next post. 
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My Mum made me love my Body.

I recently read an article on cosmopolitan about how this women tells her story about how her mum's constant dieting and telling her how to dress etc.. Made her hate her body. So then I realised that for me personally my mother had done the complete opposite, despite me personally struggling with my  own appearance. My single mum made me love my body. 

My mum has never been the kind of mother who cares so much about appearance, she believes in originality and although her brutal honesty about my in fact unflattering hijab styles often got me quite annoyed, I knew at heart she wants what is best for me. Growing up with my mother and her own weight "issues" has taught me that despite her not being of ideal body size to society's standards she is an incredibly out  going person (say Allahhumabarik) teaching me that you can be whoever you choose despite your appearance.  

I remember once when I was in school and at that time my brother also went to the same school. So in this class (or study session) my brother was helping out the younger years in maths, I happened to be one of the people needing help. I can't really say what happened but essentially these two girls who were sitting next to me were comparing my brother appearance to mine. I remember one of the girls commenting about my nose saying something like  "look at that hump she has, her brother's doesn't". At that point in time the comment really hurt me because my nose was a major insecurity for me. That single comment confirmed my greatest fear that everyone was in fact looking at my nose. I went home in tears crying. My mum believes in tough love, which for a person like me who can go weeks wallowing in her own pity, it's the best thing for me. She quickly made me realise that by in fact getting upset about the whole situation I was allowing myself to become a victim to other's opinions.

It's interesting because other women often call my mother "fat" (perhaps jokingly) which often made me extremely angry but my mother on the other hand never let it get to her. She taught me that people's cruel comments don't need to be the centre of your life. But most importantly she taught me that your body is a gift from God and that we need to thank our Lord every single day because you never know what could be taken away from you.

What has that special person in your life taught you? Leave it in the comments below and I'd appreciate you all to make dua for my mother's speedy recovery as she's still in her cast.
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Eid Gift Guide (Collab with "Los Angeles Hijabi")

It's almost Eid and like every year I'm usually that person a day before Eid running around looking for gifts but this year insha'Allah I thought i'd be super organised and get my gifts earlier (By earlier I mean two days before Eid rather than my typical 1hour before the shops close the night before). Los Angeles hijabi (aka the lovely Umm Leila) and I, decided to show you some gift Ideas. In my post I'll be showing you gift ideas for the male species in your family and the lovely Umm Leila will be showing you what to buy the fabulous girls. So without further adieu lets get started shall we:
  • The Man Bag: I personally feel every grown adult needs a bag to carry their things in and that includes men too. Yes, yes I know stuffing everything in your back pocket is very liberating but however extremely unsafe. When it comes to men (Like I know anything about them) they don't seem to change bag very often like us girlies so perhaps buying a leather bag is the best option because it's likely to be kept for years and years.

  • Coffee Cup. I feel like a coffee cup is one of the most practical gifts. Umm Leila and I were talking and she said that she often bought her husband coffee and snacks for eid, this inspired me. Maybe if coffee was often given how about a stylish coffee cup.

  • A new Notebook: Keeping up with the hipster theme I thought a notebook would be the perfect thing to put in his new bag. If he is studying then then this is such a nice gift because notebooks are super practical. I'm loving Moleskine notebooks they're so classic and professional. 

  • Attar. This gift idea was actually widely recommended by some of you lovelies on Instagram and I certainly agree. Attar (or perfume) is such a nice gift idea because it's something that they can practically use.

  • Islamic themed T-shirts. This was another recommended gift idea from all you girlies. I can actually say that last year I bought my brother an islamic themed T-shirt and I think he might have liked it (Or pretended to like it...who knows). There are a lot of places you can buy these from in London such as your local islamic store. However your best bet would be online. 

  • Kindle/ Ipad. Whenever i'm on the train or the bus I always see both men and women using kindles and it's got me thinking. I must probably be the only person who still likes using paper books to read. So for it's sheer popularity kindle you have been added to my gift guide.

This guide was more geared toward your teenage and adult family members however when it comes to young boys you can easily buy them games (Can I personally recommend the classic Battleship game) How about you all join us in this collab and  leave a comment below letting Umm Leila and I know what gift you would give to your young child?

You can shop some of my recommend gifts here:
Check out Umm Leila's Girl Eid Guide by clicking the link hereI hope you're gonna love it Insha'Allah. I'll see you sisters in the next post insha'Allah. 
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Staying happy on social media

Ahh social media, I often struggle to get the hang of you but deep deep down I know we are friends. When we all start off our journey online it can be both really exciting and scary at the same time. We often get a little worried about the things we post and whether we might have just posted "too much". So here's my guide to staying positive on social media whether that be Blogging, Instagram, Twitter, you name it.

1) Stop looking at numbers. I'm kinda fed up of going on blogs and finding posts like "How to get more followers" or "How to increase your traffic" because it steals the joy out of posting online and makes it into a industry and a profession rather than a hobby and that's what social media is about it's about enjoying yourself. It doesn't matter about comments or likes as long as you enjoy documenting your occasions because at the end of the day we actually post for ourselves. 

2) Comparing your life leads to misery. I'm probably so guilty of this. Often we find ourselves following people and in someways comparing their lifestyle over ours. I kinda cover this a little in my post here, but often we are inspired to be like people because of their appearances or their looks. But behind the screen things often seem different.  

3) Post when you like, what you like. Ok so this goes back to the first post but we often find ourselves posting things to get followers but this often destroys all the fun out of social media because we're creating an artificial persona to impress people. If we perhaps post things we like then maybe your followers might unfollow you but at least you made a choice for yourself rather than for someone else.

That's all the tips I can think of right now, I hope this post help some of you and I'll see you in the next post.
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How to Effectively Blog whilst Being a Student or Working

When I have exams round the corner, i'm usually inspired to become a really good blogger (though I suspect i'm probably more of an expert in procrastination). However I usually hear from bloggers, myself included that I can't study for my exams or work my nine to five job and keep my blog running effectively. but this may not be always the case, sometimes we just get too overwhelmed by so many different tasks at once!

1) Schedule your posts. Don't feel the need to post everyday but schedule your posts, not only so your readers can look forward to your posts but so that they feel the regularity of receiving a post from you.

2) Do all your posts in bulk. If you have a day free, use that day to take all the pictures for your posts, whether that be outfits or DIYs etc... Not only will you have lots of posts for your to schedule but it will make blogging less of a burdan. 

3) Don't Stress. Don't over think your posts, it doesn't have to be the longest written post, remember quality over quantity.

4) Use your blog as a reward. This can be very effective if done correctly. Whenever you complete a task, whether that be revision or research you can reward yourself by writing a post! (Because blogging is a hobby and not a profession...well for me anyway)

5) It's ok to take a break. Once blogging starts to feel like a chore or a burden, take a break and let your readers know. When I had my end of year exams I took a break and let you all know in this post here.

Well those are all the tips I can think of right now, If you have anymore tips leave them in the comments below!
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Haul- Inayah Collection, Hiijabchiickz & HK Scarves

Firstly before I start this haul I just want to mention that this is not sponsored and I've paid for all this with my own money. (Alhamdulliah). Also I did want to mention that this is a cumulative haul and I didn't buy all this stuff in one go, so it's been bought over time, hence why some of the stuff may be out of stock. 

The first thing is from Hiijabchiickz and it's this cute hijab pin cushion. Now there's actually a story behind this pin cushion, I actually never intended to purchase this (Though I'm glad I did). I was at the London Fashion Bazaar and I actually wanted to buy a dress from one of the stalls but they didn't have any change so the only stall that had change was the lovely Hiijabchiickz, so they showed me their beautiful collection and hence I end up buying this pin cushion.

The next item I have is this beautiful burnt coloured hijab from HK Scarves and it's in this beautiful rusty orange colour and I've actually developed quite a collection of their cotton/wool hijabs. I've previously done a full review of their cotton wool hijabs so you can find that here. However I have to say that in all honesty I do slightly regret this purchase and will probably will not be adding anymore to my collection. Since my review the quality of my scarfs have rapidly deteriorated and developed so many holes it could be mistaken for Emmental cheese (though I suspect it is because I didn't take care of them very well). 

The last couple of things, (actually only two things) is this hijab and a turtleneck hijab cap (That sock looking thing in the picture). So i've been meaning to shop from Inayah Collection for so long now and the truth of the matter is that I do find their items to on the expensive side. After falling in love with their Musk Hijab, I knew I needed to splurge just once on this hijab. Also I recently got a beautiful teal Abaya made and need a scarf to match it (Look at me trying to justify my purchases). I've also been needing to buy ninja cap or as inayah calls them "turtleneck hijab cap" for quite some time since I've been suffering from the chronic hijab struggle of "neck showing in the wind". I'm thinking about doing an in-depth review for these Inayah products (and some other product I happened to buy soon after wring this post) because when I was initially trying to look for reviews on Inayah products I struggled to find any that weren't blogger sponsored and to be personally quite honest I was slightly worried spending so much on non-returnable products.

I hope you liked this haul! Let me know if you want to see more hauls and let me know in the comments below what you've recently bought?
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Life update through my Instagram

So this is an update of what's been happening with me over the past few months. If you don't follow me on Instagram, Why not? (hehe you don't have to) my Instagram is @zahra_tea. Let's get started shall we:

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1) Recently I went on my trip to Abu Dhabi, well I guess it's not really a trip if your going to see your family, but I enjoyed it none the less. It was the first time for me travelling on a plane alone and I honestly loved it. Besides going on a plane this was my first trip abroad in almost a decade, I guess studying and exams got in the way. 

2) I went to visit the iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque and it was truly a spiritual moment for me. It's such a beautiful place and this was defiantly the highlight of my trip.

3) On my last day I went to  Dubai (So here's a picture of me shopping in Dubai Mall). Honestly the malls in London have nothing on Dubai, the malls in Dubai are massive, it's crazy because you'd think that they would run out of things to put inside a mall but they even have a aquarium and a skiing slope (yes there is actually a skiing slope in the mall). 

4) Back in London I had started my new semester and that just means more work and stuff. I had decided to start being more organised, although I can assure you that didn't last too long. 

5) The new East Shopping Mall had recently opened and It's full of Hijabi goodness. There's lots of hijab and abaya shopping including Aab's new store. (That a picture of me in the mall) I think there's a bit of a theme running here... basically I like to shop. 

6) Back to studying and yes.. for some reason I spend more time taking pictures of me studying than actually studying (procrastination level 100).

7) Visited my lovely friend Ayesha (You may know her from our collab over here

8) My mummy had recently broken her foot, I feel like i've mentioned this may times on my blog and on my social media. but obviously dua's are really needed. 

Well that's what's been happening with me recently. I tag all the bloggers reading this to do an Instagram life update post. My Instagram friend has recently started her blog ModstehGlam so obviously I tag her to do this post :) 

A Reason to use BlogLovin

As you may have noticed I've put up a bloglovin follow link on my side bar partly because  I've recently rediscovered BlogLovin and you know what, it actually makes traveling so much easier. Travelling to and from uni can be extremely tiresome for me and I often end up staring into the abyss and getting extremely bored. Not only do I end up looking dead but it often leaves other commuters to wondering what must have possibly happened to make me look so blank faced. Until I discovered Bloglovin, now I can read endless posts from my favourite bloggers and keep up to date with my blogging friends. (I sounds like i'm making an Ad...hehe i'm really not) Whats great is that you can read posts on the go, save them if you want to read them again and explore new bloggers on the popular page. 

You can keep up to date with my blog by following me on Bloglovin by clicking the Link here to follow me. If you have a blog you would like me to read leave your blog link in the comments below, i'm constantly looking for new blogs.

(I currently have a giveaway running click here to check it out!)

Awkward call for Blog collaborators

Hey sisters! Firstly, how cute is this spotty dress? I bought it at the London Fashion Bazaar on Youtuber Bubblegum Hijab's stall. The weather recently has been so nice recently and i've been able to wear more chiffon maxi dresses.

Anyway what i'm actually making this post for... this whole awkward collaboration topic ...I'm looking for new bloggers (and old) to collaborate with me and  reach a wider audience or you just like what I do and would love to collab. The style of collab will be similar to the one I did last summer, you can check it out here, but the blog post topic would be different. You can send me a quick email at zahratea786@gmail.com with 'Collab' written in the subject line I will get back to you, insha'Allah. 

I think that about ends that it! *end awkwardness* I've had such a busy day today, my mummy has recently broken her foot so we had to get her cast put in today. Please keep my mum in your duas and prayers! I think I'm going to go catch up on some tv and possibly take a little nap before getting back to my revision :) Hope your all having a good week!

Let's talk honestly about Modesty #Giveaway (CLOSED)

I'm still cruising through exam season, and although I'm due to be back blogging later on this month (you can read about it here), I thought I'd just pop in to have a quick chat about modesty. For a long time, I've been struggling with my hijab both literally and figuratively. Sometimes being a modest girl can be a little challenging and growing up here in the west it is not any easier.

It has been almost three years since I first started blogging and I feel like a lot of you have been there with me every step of the way. On my recent trip to Whitechapel market I decided to step out of my comfort zone, a buy a bright pink hijab to wear this summer. I also decided to buy a new hijab for you so that I could do a giveaway. I wore mine by adding this cute necklace, but apparently, you can wear yours the way you want to.

So here's what you have to do to win this beautiful pink maxi scarf, the rules are:
  • UK entries only... (sorry international postage is just too expensive maybe in my next giveaway insha'Allah)
  • Follow me one of the following Google Friend connects, Bloglovin or by email comment
  • below about what it means to be modest for you. 
You can also gain some extra entries by 
  • Sharing this on Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram (This will all count as separate entries)  
To enter you need to submit all your entries on raffle copter below: (You just need an email to use raffle copter)
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The giveaway ends in thirty days on the 1st June, I'll try and do more giveaways if this is successful.

I'm back on the 25th May

I guess people usually make this sort of announcement when they go on holiday, Although I would really like to say i'm cruising in the Bahamas, i'm unfortunately not. Next month is my end of year exams, so I thought I'd take a break from blogging till this busy study period blows away. Fear not because Insha'Allah i shall be back with some new posts. Here's a sneak peak of some of the posts that should be out when i'm back insha'Allah:

I'm also accepting blogger collaborations and reviews so if your interested in either or, send me a quick email at zahratea786@gmail.com with the appropriate subject line I will get back to you insha'Allah. In the meanwhile here are some of my favourite posts that you can read: 

If you like all thing girly check out this collab that Ayesha (From her  blog Ghuraba) did about our summer favourite items here.

How about get prepared for Ramadan by looking through this Ramadan planner. now hows that for being organised! check it out here. 

If none of these post interest you, there are loads more things to read by clicking the tabs at the top of this page. You can even check out some of my blogger friends over at their blogs:
If you have a blog you would like me to check out, please leave it in the comments below so I can read it when i'm back inshaAllah. See you on the 25th! 

Muslimah Pins Review

This post is actually a repost from almost two years ago, after I had changed my blog layout etc... this post got corrupted and its images had disappeared. I thought not only would I re-upload it with new images but I thought it would be nice to do a short updated review too. I even tried this new hijab style to suit my hijab pin, what do you girls think?

Original Review from: 1st August 2013
Today's Post is a review of Muslimah Pins' Brown and Gold princess headchain. After talking to the sister last Friday the headchain arrived swiftly this Wednesday, I was so surprised at how fast the delivery was. When I first opened the bubble-post envelope, the headchain was wrapped in the cutest vintage inspired tissue paper, I instantly fell in love! 
The overall care taken by the sister to make this handcrafted headchain is superb. I have pulled and tugged at the chain and its still in its perfect condition, this makes it great for a clumsy hijabi like me! 

What I like the most is the overall simplicity of the design. It allows you to play around with bolder prints and embroidery on your outfit, whilst still capturing the beauty of your hijab. I was so happy to see that the gems were small and intricate, which give it a classy and casual feel! This makes it perfect to not only style with more dressy outfits but also more casual everyday outfits. 

Updated review: 22nd June 2015 
Almost two years later and it's still a cherished place in my jewellery box. I've almost worn it every Eid since then mixing and matching it with my ever growing collection of gold themed Eid dresses. As you can see from the picture despite me being a person who tends not to look after my jewellery this piece has survived my cruel ways. Me personally I would say this has to be described as a jewellery essential. 

I certainly feel like a princess in this beautiful brown and gold princess headchain. Make sure to give the sister some love by liking her Facebook page!

Disclaimer: This was given to me as a gifted to me to review. All opinions are my own and not been paid for. 

An interview with Idil from The Modest Doll

What Idil is wearing: check out her full outfit by clicking the link to her blog over here.

I first met Idil when we both attended a blogger meet up organised by the lovely sister from Al-Madina Hijabs. Can I just say Idil is the cutest person ever and certainly lives up to her blog name...  The Modest Doll, a cute hijab based Fashion blog that explores her well balanced life as both a modest dresser and a student here in London. So without further ado lets get on with the interview!

What made you want to start your blog?
Well, after a lot of thinking I had the idea to share my style ootd's on an official page. I was also receiving a lot of compliments on my personal style, that was probably my main reason. It has been more than a year since I have started my blog. 

Do you have any specific goals for the rest of this year?
My aim is to start a vlog channel this summer. But I am not so sure yet. 

Who was your first style icon?
Mary- Kate & Ashley Olsen :) I always used to find them so cool! 

What's the one wardrobe essential you can't live without?
This is a hard one. Umm, a simple plan long shirt? I love cardigans as well. However, I am currently crushing over those nice designed open-front abayas. So in love! 

When you can't think of anything to wear, what's your go-to outfit?
Probably a plain kimono and a t-shirt underneath. Flats (plimsolls shoes), a small bag and a necklace! 

What is the biggest difference in your life post-blogging?
I realised that I have to be more organised.  Uni and blogging can be quite difficult at times but it's manageable! But I do enjoy my life as a blogger and I can not wait to see what the future brings! 

Who takes the majority of your photos?
My sisters. 

What is the best advice you've ever received?
I have received so many nice advices in my life and it's seriously super hard to decide. However, I would say my most  favourite advice I received was " To always stay humble in life".

 I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to visit the lovely Idil over at her blog The Modest Doll. So what other bloggers do you hope to see an interview with, leave a comment below! 

London Fashion Bazaar 2015

This Sunday was the long awaited London Fashion Bazaar organised by none other than the lovely TanjaAyesha from her blog Tanyesha. The London Fashion Bazaar was an event here in London where bloggers and independent stores sold not only pre-loved items but new ones too. Ayesha from Chronicles of Ayesha and I decided to team up and attend this event together.

There were yummy cakes created by the lovely Instagram store: @cakesandconfetti which were just as delicious as they looked. It was quite a small event so there was only cupcakes and mocktails available but thats ok. 

There were blogger stalls ranging from Nabilabee to SaimaSmileslike and it was fascinating to see all the different styles. If anything I did partly come for the fashion inspiration. Overall it was great event and I would like to go again if it happens next year.