Healthy swops that are yum!
Yes we all know that dairy milk has many hormones in them that cause growth,fat and acne. But there's a delicious alternative even if you're not going vegan. Almond milk can be used in cereals, tea and even to bake a cake. The great thing about it is that it doesn't have an overwhelming nut flavour . Trust me I had a cup of tea and couldn't taste the difference. Just to clarify if you have nut allergies do not drink this as it contains nuts.
Weve been told to rather eat brown bread as it is more healthy than white and then that brown bread is actually more unhealthy. Rye bread is absolutely tasty and healthy. I mouth always waters when I have rye bread open sandwiches. Spread a generous amount of avocado or even hummus, cubed chicken fillet, bell peppers,shredded cucumber and top it of with a crumbled layer of feta cheese.
The last change for this weeks challenge is to throw out all the sodas, juices and ice teas and opt for green tea. Green tea is an excellent kick start you're health journey as it speeds up you're metabolism and the same time detoxes. I first hated the taste of it but with a tip of honey and a few cups you'll love it.
Good luck with you're health journey I know you can do it. Don't forget to share you're pictures with me on Instagram!
Get healthy with me:
Its nearly summer holidays and with the whole year of quick and easy meals, because of the study load we often forget that being healthy actually results in a stronger immune system.
So I decided to create a summer fitness challenge. It's so easy and for inspiration check out my IG page for the #summerbabehealthchallenge and don't forget to tag me in you're recreating of the meals that will follow through this month.
Summer essentials and outfit ideas
Beat the summer heat with these flowy breezy outfits and hijab styles.
Flowy and light colored clothes are a must. Now don't go and pick out all the long dresses, firstly you won't find any and secondly their too hot any way. Choose a sleeveless or straps long dress or even a jumpsuit from h&m, factorie and cotton on always have them in stock. Yes you might be asking, but Aaliyah I wear hijab how can I wear sleeveless clothes? And I say, " Gurl pair it with a kimono or an open Abayah"
Long shirts or shirt dresses that are matte and made from pure cotton or silk are you're best friend for an everyday basis when you don't have time. Since it's so easy to pair with a jean or pants and still look elegant. Summer time is the right time to dress girly and classy and I think swop the superstars for heels or wedges. The place where you'll find these shirts is Refinery.
Every summer I go on a hunt for shirts and blouse shirts, but they are now more commonly found at Zara. They are airy and breezy. They give a classy look when paired with pants and a casual feel with jeans.
Drape you're hijab effortlessly over your shoulder for a classy and heat proof look. Choose a chiffon scarf since it has a cool touch. My favorite shades for summer are blush, nudes,baby blue and light grey.
And lastly the effortless turban. It's so easy to do especially with the Ajmaan instant turbans( check my IG). They are so light weight, which means no headaches or tan lines around you're neck. Also see @mercyboutique on IG( let them know I sent you)
I hope you enjoy you're summer shopping and don't forget to comment and share.
xoxo Aaliyah 💐
Abayah: Al Sharjah
Heels: Call it spring
Salaam everyone here's a gorgeous Abayah that can be worn for any occasion. Hope you like it
Eid makeup look #1
Salaam hope you're all well and Eid Mubaruk. What happens two days for Eid, that's right my attempt of different makeup looks.
Cut crease is the most trending eye look on Instagram and looks intricate and difficult to create but it's really simple.
-use eye primer on lids
-use nude shades from you're skin tone to dark brown in you're crease and blend well
-use a flat or eyeliner brush on the lid and apply concealer
-wing out the concealer from you're crease(you could use Sellotape as a guide)using a flat eyeliner brush
-apply eyeliner thinly(btw- mine looked horrible since my eyeliner brush split you could skip this step)
-dab(does the dab) glitter eyeshadow on lid
-apply concealer on brow bone
Im going to do this look for Eid hope you too and do t forget to use a nude lip.You don't want to look like a disco ball. I also filled by brows with essence brow product and going to wear eyelashes from Ellure. The eyeshadow a I used were my Favourite Mac palate and mikiyajy.
Hope you enjoy you're eid
The right scarf colors for you're skin tone
Salaam hope you're all well! There are many scarves to pick from, but the right shade is all that makes the cut. Today I'll be recommending different hijab shades for different skin complexions.
Light: Pastel hues and softer tones such as lilac and baby blue work in most situations. Avoid cream and beige as they might make you appear tired and dull.
Medium: Think tropical colours such as teal, saffron and dusty rose. Avoid neons.
Dark: Earthy tones like peach, coral and jewel tones of blue, olive and purple work best. Avoid extremely bright tones especially during the day.
In order below :
My personal favorite shop to buy scarves is scarves unlimited, since they have a huge variety of colors, shades and textures. Follow them on Instagram and let them know I sent you @scarves_unlimited. That's the one shop I always have to pop into at the al ansaar souk.
Salaam hope you're all well. Yup winter is nearly over and the days are getting hotter which means hijabis get 10x hotter. All my jackets are at the back of my closet, because I'm so bored of wearing the basic winter outfits aka jeans, t-shirt and boots. Yup and don't forget you're pashmina.
This time of the year I like wearing a warm bottom and a duo top. Which can be worn long or short. If you know what I mean :)
Pumps: SISSYBOY (on sale now)
Shirt: Refinery (R380)
Turban: ajmaan (intagram). Totally love this instant turban. (R200)
Lip stain: body shop (R150)
Well hello lovelies hope you're all well. Yup we all love shopping well at least me, a few weeks ago I went on a shopping trip to my favorite mall of all times SANDTON. I basically wanted to spice up my closet and as I like to say modestfy it a bit. Yup you must be saying "crazy women that tops too tight", well yeah, but if you pair that black gorgeous bohemian feel RIVER ISLAND tee with that green Jacket that looks FOREVER 21, but here's my secret you Cape Town girls will thank me. At excess park in Athlone there's this China shop that sells forever 21 clothes at cheaper price and believe me I thought it will be junk but oh was I wrong the quality girls!
h&m Is my ultimate shop since they sell modest clothing like the short above I'm telling you that's the perfect length to pair with skinny jeans and those Steve Madden heels. If you're feeling funky or glamorous like I was I would definitely purchase that slit dress and pair it with leggings and pumps for just R150.
Be ever so tumblr and do purchase this shirt dress from REFINERY at ROSEBANK mall for R350 and pair it with superstars from adidas and you're ready for you're photoshoot like bam!
Yes SISSYBOY is elegant even if it's just this sweater with intricate pattern and bling paired with black jeans and hunter boots. Yup you'll be ready for shopping, movies or even a meeting.