My frenemy Acne Vulgaris 3

Adult acne. Glass skin. K-beauty. vegan skincare Let’s wave goodbye to this series of self-pity, and pave a way for knowledge and self-acceptance! That’s right my dudes, we’re closing off this chapter of my life and I’m leaving you with the last of my acne struggles, and the leftover burnt nuggets of wisdom about the…

Summer Must-haves 💎 (SKINCARE)

A new blog series with all that you need for the Summer season. We’re talking skincare, glamour and ideal headscarf materials to keep you looking fab, collected and (most importantly) cool during this, or any summer for that matter! Looking after your skin during Summer means switching to “refreshing and calming” products. Winter months often…

Summer Must-haves✨ (HIJAB GUIDE)

A new blog series with all that you need for the Summer season. We’re talking skincare, glamour and ideal headscarf materials to keep you looking fab, collected and (most importantly) cool during this, or any summer for that matter! To kick off, we’re starting with a topic very near and dear to my heart –…

#COLLAB : Ultimate Parenting Tips

Zahraa here! To accompany Fatima’s lovely article I will be including a few photos from my childhood to add to the kid-aspect of this post. I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to my Canadian writing buddy, Fatima for taking the time out of her busy day to write for my little blog. Okay,…

#COLLAB: What happens next?

I wrote the poem on a whim, when I was feeling a bit insecure about myself – and my future. Like leaves, we go through different stages of life – I chose to see it as different stages of success. The falling from the tree signals the moving on to something new, the end of…

Winter from a farm cottage

I don’t know about you, but Winter is my favourite time of the year! You can wear so many cute hijabi-appropriate outfits, snuggle with hot chocolate as rain drips down the windows and most importantly – it’s my birthday! Given you live in the Southern hemisphere, Winter is experienced during the middle of the of…

My frenemy Acne Vulgaris

From puberty, oily skin and cysts to adult acne, natural medicine and many, many salty tears. Me and acne – we were just frikken meant to be… So, like many girls my first encounter with Acne Vulgaris was around Grade 7, I was thirteen or so at the time. And although I was an early…

#COLLAB: The Blind Date

It was like any other day, except on this day, I was having my first blind date. It seemed crazy at first when I signed up on an online dating site. That was where I met Han. His profile said pretty attractive things about him, like how he earned his first degree in Public relations…

Simple Student: Crispy Roast Potatoes

It’s cold out here chickpeas! And that means oven-roasts and low-slow cooking…And what is a warm winter without some potatoes?! I mean I didn’t even need to write an introduction – I could’ve just written the word “potato” and it would’ve been enough. Okay enough-‘ve words and more crispy, fluffly, steamy, warm, toasty-roasty, absolutely delicious…

Simple Student: Creamy Chicken Pasta

Hello my chickpeas! I’ve decide to start this new series where I help you find fun in the kitchen and graduate to Lvl.1 cooks! I’ve called it Simple Student because these recipes are simple, economic for student life and even if you’re a simpleton – these recipes will surely have you cooking yummy foods for…

Weird, creepy bus encounters 🚌

Public transport is a real joy ride. I mean public transport is a wonderful way to experience the city. Okay, let’s just face the facts that public transport comes with it’s own set of weirdos unique characters. Below are a few of my stange bus encounters. Beware! Some may be cringey and NSFK (Not Safe…