CT Meetup 2018 and Blogging Journey

Hello lovelies! Been a while, but I thought I would pop in as I attended my first blogger meet-up on Saturday, hosted by the lovely Zayaan (of Surviving the Madness) and Robyn (Uphill Writer).

I was quite nervous attending this event – not knowing what to expect, never having met majority of the women before – just being altogether out of my comfort zone.

So glad that I attended – it was such an amazing experience and I have taken away so much from the short, albeit wonderful, time with these incredible women.

We had Maz Halliday from Caffeine and Fairydust giving us some insight into her blogging journey and how she went against the “norm” and what was expected of her versus creating a brand all her own (and definitely worth following!).

The second guest speaker was Ayesha Abrahams of A Squared PR and Communications, she had some wise words with regard to your presence on social media, how you appear to brands as well as approaching brands that would be a perfect fit for you and your brand.

Overall, both Maz and Ayesha had one thing in common to say – do it for the right reasons and you will reap the benefits. If you are in it to share you story, give advice and share your experiences with others, it will only show in your work.

I also found that whether you have 500 followers or 100 000 – at the end of the day, all the women in the room had experienced the same things.

Going through droughts when it came to writing or posting, not posting everyday, etc. It made me feel so connected to this group and everything I have been thinking and feeling lately is something that’s quite common and made me feel so much better in terms of not posting all the time – especially when you feel like you have writers block and the words are not coming.


Wonderful day, amazing group, scrumptious food and also topnotch goodie bag! I thank the organisers for the stunning event they put together and am so excited and inspired for my blogging journey going forward!

Customised (Non Alcoholic) bubbly! Courtesy of Netflorist

 

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Transitional Wardrobe

With Winter in full swing- it’s all about coats, boots and warm jerseys.

But what about that period in between?

As you may know from my previous posts, I have a capsule wardrobe – this is a “mini wardrobe” so to speak, of items you love to wear, bought consciously/purposefully and generally really great quality.

While many stick to numbers, like the 37 piece seasonal wardrobe of Caroline Rector of Unfancy or the Project 333, I have decided to forgo this, as it can be quite limiting, and have stuck to having a mindful closet, with good quality pieces and easy to assemble outfits (I tend to mix both summer and winter pieces because of the weather in this city and I have the space to store all my clothing to be accessible at all times).

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Ilhaam’s Closet: Building your capsule wardrobe to fit your lifestyle

So if you are following my latest series, I have asked my sister, Ilhaam, to give us some insight into her capsule wardrobe and her take on sustainability.

Read more below on how you can build you capsule wardrobe to fit your needs and lifestyle- and if you have not had a look at the first post, here you go

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Sustainable Closets: Ilhaam

Sustainable Closets and Slow Fashion – you may have heard these terms around (especially of late, given the impact we have had on the environment, one the major impacts being fast fashion).

Some of you may be wondering if slow fashion is just a trend, is it really for you and how do you go about changing your shopping habits and wardrobe to accommodate this lifestyle change.

I decided to talk to my sister, Ilhaam, about her current experience with capsule wardrobes and the world of sustainable fashion.

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Fancy Florals

Happy Sunday Lovelies! For some, either your or your family is partaking in the Cycle Tour – I hope it goes well (my dad is doing the race today for the 08th time! All the best!)

With the lovely we weather we have been receiving, I have been taking advantage of all my summery and spring clothes before I have to start layering again.

I recently starting buying items from Mr Price again – I have always found some of their shoes to be quite good quality, and it has seen me through three years at College, so it’s a really great buy.

Other items I have gotten are maxi and t-shirt style dresses, layering tops (long sleeved, turtle necks) as well as really comfy soft pants.

Fancy Florals

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Makeup Favourites – February

After I got the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in Trophy Wife as well as the Contour and Concealing Match Stix, Rihanna dropped the Galaxy Inspired Christmas Collection and has since released the Stunna Lip Paint and the Matemoiselle lipstick boasting 14 shades of matte lipsticks.

You could say I have serious FOMO –  I can’t be buying all the things!!!

I decided to recreate my favourite shades using Swiitch beauty’s Holy Grail Flash Case – because I really really wanted Wasabi green lips! Like who doesn’t though when these models and Insta Influencers are looking so boss!

Makeup Favourites - February

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Makeup Favourites – December/January

Hi lovelies! Hope you are all having a wonderful week and are weekend ready! I know I am.

For those who don’t know me – I love nailpolish! Always have, from the moment my mom bought me my first purple, glittery Tinkerbell peel off polish (that’s quite a mouthful, say that 10 times fast haha) I was hooked.

I was brought up in an Islamic household, my parents taught me right from wrong however, they knew that there is a difference between Haraam (forbidden) and Makroo (disliked) – and they ensured that we knew the which was which.

So when it came to nailpolish and I had not reached puberty, my parents would let me wear it and would even buy it for me (in the most ridiculous and brightest colours you can imagine) – my paternal grandmother (may Allah grant her Janatul-Firdows) was not too pleased about this.

Since I became of age I would only wear it during that time of the month (as I can’t pray). The reason for nailpolish being makroo is because of the ablution we perform before our prayers, and one of the requirements is that the water must reach the base of the nailbed (which cannot be done with nailpolish as it it not porous).

I still get comments constantly (woman in full on scarf with bright red nails! The shame!) but anyway this post is about my favourite neutral/nude polishes.

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