So What can be more satisfying than finding a piece that screams your soul inside out? This gorgeous A/W shirt has ‘me’ written all over it, honestly, I couldn’t hold my excitement when I got one of a kinda plaid shirt delivered at my desk. So not only is this my ideal pattern for this season, but also the cotton flannel fabric is the perfect to snuggle up in, during a movie or date night. Rather than the more obvious red plaid shirts, I just love to twist my ensemble around the shades of navy blue & military green. I love flannel prints & embroidered fabric from Tissura.
I knew this shirt deserved a part on my blog when I turned it around. It has “University of Bloggers” printed on, I couldn’t believe my eyes or my luck. I was beyond thrilled to collaborate with Splash Fashion to showcase their new collection highlighting Bloggers and Vloggers.
I know my fellow bloggers are already going GAGA on this unique totally relatable fashion hit. Perhaps, now you know where to find it?
So though I’ve been MIA from my blog for a while, a few fashion posts are lined up. As I always say Hijabi fashionista have their own individualistic unique style and some trends just pass around the corner, when not matched with our modest quota. And one such drift is the Crop Top mania. With Dubai being super hot, I rely mostly on cotton and high fashion fabrics from Tissura.
Introducing a perfect blend of fashion & faith, with a new clothing brand, Modest Forever. A monochrome crop top that can be styled in two very unique ways. Either pair it with palazzo pants or layer it over a dress.
P.S. A fashion photoshoot is sometimes a nightmare, with constant stares of travellers and little kids pointing & giggling at you. But you do what you gotta do.
When someone asks me what I’m interested in, “besides fashion & beauty” my go-to answer is ‘branding’. Ever since my college days, I loved serious meaningful conversations about those cult favourite brands, of course, it made me sound smart too. And ‘Lush’ was definitely at the top! Most of my research on key marketing terms- CSR, Word of Mouth, A/B Testing, was backed up by the examples of this particular brand.
I fell in love with Lush, right from the moment I heard about it on Zoella’s youtube channel, visited the store later that week and there was no going back. Lush is known for the rigorous staff training on how to treat the visitors as a family and you feel that core value & passion throughout the employees, even in the way they treat you. With all honesty, instead of forcing down a purchase, they love to educate you about the brand & its products, a reason why you leave the store with a generous chunk of samples.
Recently, I went down to the New Lush Store at City walk, which apparently is also the biggest one in the Middle East to review an interesting idea – Lush Hair Lab. Loving the brand and its history so much, I couldn’t help myself but decided to go for a quick shopping spree on their valentines collection before hitting the lab.
“Fancy having a professional wash and blow-dry, trying exciting new products or even a henna application? You can have a luxurious hair treatment and fight animal testing by visiting the Lush Hair Lab”
Hair Lab is a relatively new concept where you can experience the products on spot and get instant results. It is an entirely complimentary process, inviting you to test out new products or enjoy a truly pampering hair-washing experience. Decorated with reclaimed wood and white ceramic tiles among Basins & hair styling equipment where clients can have their hair washed, dried and styled on the go. At the far end of the small, no door room, a tiny shelf holds all the products in use.
Each treatment at the hair lab starts by an in-depth consultation with your hair technician about the condition of your hair, how you like to wear it day-to-day, and what type of results you are looking for. And mind you she is not satisfied with a simple answer like ‘Glowing shiny hair’, she wants to know all the dirt – itchy scalp, hair fall and so on.
Next, she picked the perfect products to use on my hair & went in a detailed explanation about which ingredients are used in the products and the benefits I shall reap.
I was given the choice of hot oil treatment or a deep conditioning hair mask, while I have been relying upon Jasmine And Henna Fluff-Eaze to revamp my hair from 2016 January, so we started off with something new – a hot hair oil treatment with Damaged packed full of extra virgin olive and Rich and conditioning Organic Avocado Oil. Again following the solid shampoo & conditioner bars, the product was actually a small 20g block of serum on a wooden stick which you have to melt with boiling water. How cool is that?? Especially when you get to be a queen and the work is done entirely by someone else. My hair technician massaged the vanilla infused oil on my scalp for a good five minute, oh but the oil hardens up quickly, giving you a slight headache.
Secondly, we jointly picked up Rehab, just like the name suggests, it’s a rehabilitation centre for your vulnerable destroyed hair. Rehab is a thin, runny shampoo with extracts of tropical fruits like Papaya, Kiwi & Pineapple juices, vegetable oils and stimulating peppermint which cleanses your hair in depth. Rehab was my personal favourite during summer 2016, it detangles hair and you can afford to skip the conditioner once in a while, especially when you are running late. However, with personal experience, this shampoo on its own doesn’t give any shine or glow to hair.
We finished off with Rehab’s partner in crime, Lush Retread Conditioner, a super-smoothing cream with seaweed, yoghurt, cantaloupe melon and jojoba oil to give seriously sad hair its shine back.The smell is not off-putting and stays on the whole day (this is a pro if you like are into fruity scents). Retread thankfully contains no silicones or the majority of horrible ingredients you find in regular conditioners.
VERDICT: Lush hair care range is my personal preference among the store, especially because of the amazing outcome. I’ve always selected Lush products after a thorough understanding and a detailed discussion with the staff, they genuinely want to help you, and your only work is to tell them exactly what you are looking for. They are termed as ‘Lush Experts’ for a reason. And the Hair Lab is one step forward to assist you in your purchase by showcasing the results then and there. The only thing I was quite sceptical about is why the Lab doesn’t have a door, being a hijabi it was quite a No No for us.
Appointments run on a first come first serve basis at Lush City Walk, but you can definitely call & book a date on 045608509
My fashion sense has always been something between two extremes – Glamorous Diva or Fashion Disaster. I don’t fall into the category of comfy casuals. Either I go all out with matching outfit, on fleek makeup and high heels or I became a raggedy monochrome disaster with panda eyes and slip ons. But I feel 2017 is the year of breaking the rules.
“I shall Slay thee with my closet.”
January always feels like the chance to start fresh. Insert FASHION RESOLUTIONs
1.Indulge in Solid Colours
Over the year, I’ve bulked up my wardrobe with quirky patterns & fusion of vibrant colours. Instead, I wanna go crazy on colours like blush pink, caramel & rusty green.
2.Buy fewer things of better quality.
I’m all up for investing in strong statement pieces like Trench Coats, Ankle Booties or Vintage Purse which can stand alone or with a killer outfit.
3.NO to the Lazy Baboon zone
In 2017, I’m letting the Lazy bird go. You never know who you bump into a random shopping trip to the mall. So, I challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone & messy PJs and improve my Fashion Game on a daily basis.
2016 was definitely a roller coaster ride, filled with happy highs and disappointing lows, special success and frustrating failures. I definitely came out of my little protective shell and got to meet so many incredible people in the industry & make new friends, work with some of my dream brands/companies, finally conquered on one of the most challenging hurdle ever – UAE Driving test and made my biggest investment so far with my little black beauty – Nissan Sentra 2016.
Looking back at 2016, I encountered lots of good and bad memories but enjoyed plenty of “I can’t believe I did that” moments. This year, I faced the worst of depression & stumbled upon nerve-racking anxiety, but I stood strong and kicked some serious ass. Read books on self-motivation, practices self-love and most importantly trained my mind to focus on positive thoughts only.
This little recap of my favourite 2016 milestones, got me crazy excited for what 2017 has in store for me.
So I’m totally in love with the “Open Sleeves” trend, be it blazer or dresses, this iconic cut sleeve definitely ups your fashion game without any efforts. Featuring another unique piece from my Modest Forever Series, living up to the name, thankfully the dress comes with attached white full sleeves under, so you can avoid wearing an inner. Perfect material for summers to stay on point with your diva avatar.
As winter with winter knocking doors of Dubai, another fashion favourite bound to be all over the place is anything and everything made of velvet fabric. Wearing this summer favourite in winter with a tad bit of improvisation with my purple velvet cardigan robbed from a friend’s closet.
Until next time,
Love Rahma <3
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Recently I was up for a shopping spree but a budget friendly one (I deserve some brownie points for being super careful) on a HongKong based website calledJollychic– famous for the stunning red logo, seasonal offers & countless commercials on facebook. As I’m a planning an overseas trip soon, I thought of trying out some new affordable online stores to get my bags packing.
After constant back and forth of adding items to my wishlist from their fabulous clothing lines & huge accessories collection, I happily settled on some travelling essentials & wardrobe staples. Though, I’m quite sceptical about online shopping from international stores mainly because of the delivery time, Jollychic did surprise me in this very department (definitely in a good way) by their amazing association with local & foreign shipping & logistics companies.
The final order was placed on 18th Sept at Jollychic and the items were delivered at my doorstep via Aramex on 30th Sept.
So here is a quick fashion haul of what I picked up and if you are interested in giving Jollychic a try, use my special coupon code ” rthijabstyles “ for a 10% off on your order. Plus, you can avail, free express shipping on purchases worth 99$ and up.
Plus Size Black Patchwork Lace Top
One can never have too many black shirts precisely because you can always dress them up for an event or snuggle in them during office hours yet look presentable. The outfits you can recreate with this simple top brings in a whole other level of possibilities.
6 Pcs Classic Sterling Geometric Pattern Handbag Set
I’ve been wanting to invest in a good travelling combo and this one was a love at first sight sort of thing. Replicating the oh so famous Gucci pattern, I thought this particular combo was rather classy & super convenient for vacations with so many choices from a wallet to an oval bag, clutch and much more.
When I added this particular dainty purse to my Jollychic cart, I’ll admit it was an impulse buy, mainly because of my huge fetish with tiny tassel bags & clutches. But this was beautiful little gem does compliment my recent ‘monochromic’ personality & oomphs up those boring rags I wear on my massive shopping fever days.
Yet Again Lifestyle Gulf opens its doors to another Paraben free Make Up line, this time, all the way from Turkey. Beauty Lovers, Bloggers & Experts were super excited with the Grand Launch of Note Cosmetics known for its environment-friendly & natural ingredients. Also, their product and price range matches our budget friendly pocket.
A few days ago I attended the Lavish Launch of Note on a Runaway at Cove Beach, Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai with my partner in crime ‘RiyaHearts‘ as a part of their Top Notch Media. Note Cosmetics unleased 4 beautiful distinctive looks on the runway to showcase their versatile collection.
At the launch, we got a few goodies and I was quite impressed with the quality of the product & the packaging as well.
Long Wearing Lipstick in Shade 11 Funny Lips (AED 39)
The vibrant pink colour is perfect for summers and with Macadamia Oil & Shea Butter Extracts, the creamy texture is moisturising & comfortable on lips. The special formulation with palmitoleic acid prevents drying and cracking leaving a silky smooth finish. It has a butter cupcake scent as well – nothing too strong but it’s definitely there and I personally fancy it.
Pencil Crayon Lippies are the new thing for lazy girls (no lip liner needed), the hydrating formula and gorgeous color payoff leaves an intense bold satin red color in a single application. It didn’t bleed on the corners of the lips as some of the dark shades usually do.
Luminous Silk Quattro Eye Shadow in Shade 04 Pink (AED 54)
Enriched with Vitamin E, this eyeshadow quad is definitely a keeper. You can get both a subtle look and really smokey eye dramatic look with the beautiful combination of Shimmery Mauve, Champagne, Dusty Silver & Matte Purple. Each color blends away really well & soft texture feels amazingly comfortable on eyelids. The Shimmery Champagne shade gives a gorgeous pearly finish highlighting inner corner of your eyes.
Icon Nail Enamel in Shade 517 (AED 19)
I’m not a huge fan of Nail Polishes and often try to refrain myself from painted nails. But this shade is definitely a winner for bright summer days. Available in around 50 shades, Note Cosmetics has a lot to offer in the Nail Art Department.
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this article were sent to Rt Hijab Style’s author by Note Cosmetics. However, this is a press release, aiming at the promotion of their Paraben Free Range to a wider audience. No compensation was provided in any way for the publication of this post by Note Cosmetics or any other company.
Is it just me or Muslimah’s all around the globe have initiated the newly found love for styling maxi skirts in the sassiest way possible. Gone are the days, when they were pushed back in the closet for those boring evening parties. Today, the youthful, quirky Maxi skirt trend is ruling the street fashion wonderfully.
As I stepped out of the mundane trend of skinny jeans persona, I was looking to bring in a more traditional modest feel to my fashion blog posts. What’s better than collaborating with another Hijabi Blogger?. Say hello to inspirational Safiya from the My Inspired Lifestyle all the way from South Africa.
Restarting the popular Fashion OOTD column, you get daytime & evening party look from one very romantic red maxi skirt.
For the summery feel, I rocked my red skirt with a lightweight black & white checkered throw over shirt I got from a nifty corner at Ajman Karama for super cheap. Is there another fabric more perfect for summer than that crisp checkered goodness?
Going with Hijabi street fashion, I wore my newly bought Forever 21 red tennis shoes. Bring back the 70s trend, don some tennis shoes or sneaker with a narrow maxi skirt for that revolting and innovative look.
Accessories wise, I went on all neutral. This camel brown jersey hijab is my current go to hijab, effortless, breezy & wrinkle free everything which makes it perfect for a lazy girl in summer. Lastly, my Sandy colour workplace tote bag which I carry everywhere made a special appearance is this OOTD.
A perennial staple in every hijabi’s wardrobe, maxis skirts or dress are truly a blessing for all women. The versatility of a maxi is unquestionable, get a boho, formal or casual look this summer with just a simple maxi skirt.
It’s been a very long time since my last giveaway contest, but no worries this Ramadan many competitions are in stock for all my readers. Rt Hijab Styles is going to one and the success of this blog goes entirely to all you beautiful ladies.
As promised in my last post, I am collaborating with Ramada Hotels UAE and this time, you have the chance to win a one-hour body massage at the newly launched ‘Experience Spa’ at Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman. Offering a diverse collection of treatments guided through a journey from ancient Indian Ayurvedic treatments to Thai techniques and Moroccan traditions of healing, relaxation & inner peace.
To win this exclusive Body Massage all you have to do is: