Hi Friends! So, after a full wedding weekend in Washington, DC - which btw, was one of the most gorgeous weddings I've attended thus far - I flew back to Toronto on Sunday night only to attend a Valima on Monday night! You know, as you do, lol. Plus, I have three more events in this… Continue reading A Monday Night Valima
In Canada, there is a saying: "it's either winter, or construction." While that is very true, so is this: in Canada, it's either winter, or shaadi season. Over the next eleven days, I have eight wedding events to attend. Nine including the event that I attended last week. Which of course leads directly to the: "what… Continue reading And so it begins!
You guys! The western world just figured out one of our oldest beauty secrets: haldi (tumeric)! "12 Beauty Reasons You Need Turmeric in Your Kitchen, STAT" popped up on my Facebook feed the other day, and all I could think was "arrey! This is our ubtan!" Ubtan is that haldi (tumeric)-based paste that gets smeared all… Continue reading Ubtan!
A couple of weeks ago UK-based writer Isabelle O'Carroll reached out to me about being part of a BuzzFeed article that she was writing on beauty tips from recent brides. My favourite part about Isabelle's article? She made it a point to profile all types of brides, bodies and love. From Pakistani weddings (holla!) to same-sex celebrations, check out… Continue reading Thanks for the love BuzzFeed!
Hi guys! Long time! Well, a great way to break my blogging hamoshi (silence) is by introducing you to my fellow blogger Mona and her fun blog, Mona's Beauty Bag! Mona's been obsessed with beauty products since forever, and for those brides shopping for their jahez (bridal trousseau) what could be better than checking out… Continue reading Mona’s Beauty Bag
For those of you have been following my blog, you know that I did what felt like a million make up trials (after I decided to cancel Shirley Wu for the wedding!) and until I found Summera of Summera Studios whom I loved btw (wedding pics and more on that later!) Because I did all… Continue reading My Mehndi Make Up Look
Last week my third makeup trial was with Ruby and Amber of Xpressions. Ruby, who did my hair, came across as more professional and sweet than Amber, who did my makeup, who was much more casual. Overall, I liked the makeup. I asked Amber to do one eye smokey and one eye cleaner to see… Continue reading Make-up Update: Review of Xpressions by R & A
Ever bride-to-be knows that a pre-wedding beauty ritual or two come with the nuptial territory. I owe mine to my my sis-in-law, Sarah, she gave me the recipe for what is the best facial exfoliant, ever. And it's super easy to make: Half of a lemon (squeeze the juice out), 2 tbsps of salt, and… Continue reading The Best Exfoliant Face Scrub Ever
Gasp. I know. What crazy girl would want to cancel Shirley Wu for her wedding?! "But she's supposed to the best!?" "Girls would kill for that appointment!" True, perhaps. But I've recently had a major change of heart about my MUA and here's why: 1. Looking back at my trial pictures, I realized that I… Continue reading Canceling Shirley Wu
Yesterday, I had to buy face wash...which I thought would be a fairly simple task, until I realized that plain face wash doesn't really exist in Pakistan. Everything in the store was either whiteness face wash", "fairness cleansing foam" and promising a "whitish pink glow." After ten minutes of searching I managed to find a… Continue reading Face Wash