Shoe Cravings


I've been checking out some shoes lately -- shoes that I couldn't buy anyways LOL.I've been wandering around and some pairs did catch my eye.

Nudes and neutrals seem to be in for '11 Spring/Summer season, which is a trend that I like. Something about them screams class and sophistication. I find the idea of rocking soft colors/tones in the warmer months very refreshing, quite literaly=)

 These shoes I found on the Sarenza (pairs 1, 2, 5) & Zara France websites (pairs 3, 4).

Musical Crush


Two musical crushes in a week, holy moly!

I've discovered a new artist, Jessie J, let's see if she meets my requirements...

Great voice...check
Smart lyrics...check
Awesome personality...check!

Price Tag (acoustic version)

Amazing *.*

I got to know her through her Do It Like a Dude video, which I found really scary LOL. I was kinda disgusted by that to be honest, but I  tried to Google her anyways, I'm glad I did=)

It's been a long time since we've had a singer with such a powerful, beautiful, voice. Britain's definitely got talent!

Musical Crush

Salam everyone=)

I woke up early today to work on one of my translations, but I really don't feel inspired. Words come to my mind like specks of dust -- dull, grey, and untidy.

Enough with the crazy talk. I wanted to introduce you to one of my new found loves: Katy B.

She's young, British and talented. I like that she's coming out with her underground, Dub-inspired music. This is not the typical music I listen to, I'm more of a Hip Hop/R&B/New Soul kind of gal, but it's good music, so I won't discriminate. Very fresh and different, which is MUCH appreciated among this electro-pop nonsense. I also like the fact that she sings without trying too hard. Everything seems to be natural and falling perfectly into place=)

This song is HYPNOTIC

Party music^^

Miss Katy B also reminded me of one thing: oversize sweaters can do a great job when it comes to hiding curves. Another thing that I'll consider buying !

Hijab & Summer

Salam ladies^^

It's been a while since I last posted. I've been trying to find a good thing to blog about, hopefully this post will be useful to someone out there=)

Since I started covering, I thought about what to wear in the summer. I was born and raised in France, where the weather is -or was before global warming- moderately cold in the winter and moderately hot in the summer.

I've never been a huge fan of the summer heat, the temperature rises of a few degrees and I don't know what to do with myself. I felt like I was melting in tank tops and camis, and these are definitely not a hijabi option. So I thought about how to stay modest, cute and fresh in the warmer season. Here's my strategy...

1. Avoid synthetic fabrics. They are not really pleasant to wear and promote sweat. Fabrics such as cotton are comfortable and allow the skin to breathe.

2. Avoid layering. This is the toughest thing for a hijabi, but wearing one or two pieces, i. e. top + pants/skirts, definitely helps putting off the heat.

3. Pick light colors. We all know that lighter colors reflect light and darker tones absorb it, but how many of us pick the cute black top from our wardrobe and regret it as soon as we head out? Say coolness over style!

4. Keep the makeup very light. I'd focus on keeping the face matte, using a mattifying mosturizer and powder. Use a tiny amount, the last thing you want is your makeup to melt off my face.

5. Armpit maintenance pt I (how classy does that sound LOL). Just a reminder, this might not sound delicate, but, yes, ladies sweat. In order to keep off/minimize sweat and bad smell, make sure all hair is removed, as hair traps in bacteria proliferation, thus promoting bad odors. This is a sunnah, and it is actually makruh (disliked) not to do it over a long period of time.

6. Armpit maintenance pt II (I just can't get over the title hehe). Find yourself a good deodorant system. You can use manufactured ones; nowadays, I tend to put aside drugstore toiletries and use natural products. Try lemon juice, alum rock (an anti-perspirant), talc/baby powder, etc. You will not be disappointed!

My Hijab Story=)

Mauritanian ladies rocking the milhafa


In this blog post, I will cover Youtube's tag. I saw fellow blogger A Convert's Life did it, so I thought I'll give it a shot. Here we go=)

How old were you when you started wearing the hijab?
What or who influenced you to become a hijabi?
The main reason why I became a hijabi was because I realized it was 'mandatory'. I mean, I always kinda knew that it was, I guess I was ignorant or too scared to admit it was.

Oh yeah, in case someone even wonders, no one made me wear it LOL