Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Checking In

Salaams and Salutations Beauties,

I've been slacking on my posts here so I thought I would check in with you! I've been not really feeling makeupy lately but I'm still big into skincare. I was attempting to "go green" for my makeup and skincare but frankly I wasn't quite successful lol! So I'll just share a list of my recent purchases!


Clarisonic brush replacement in sensitive: I like this so much better than the regular! My skin now glows after I use the Clarisonic instead of being red!

MAC Painterly Paint Pot: I need to play around with this some more. The look I did with it was just meh.

MAC Cocomotion pigment: The MAC MUA just gave this too me :). It's so pretty! I swatch later.

Henna: I may give this to my mom.
Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo & Conditioner
Aveda Brilliant heat protectant
Chi Silk Infusion serum
Hot Socks blowdryer diffuser

Okay that's it for now.



PS: Anyone else NOT feeling MAC's Style Black collection?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Eid Mubarak...we didn't forget

Salaams and Salutations Beauties..

The Beautiful Ummah team would like to wish the believers a blessed EID.

Stay Beautiful

Umm Amirah

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hijabi Project: Update

Salaams and Salutations Beauties,

Soooo here we are, the END of Ramadan. I pray that those who have been fasting made the MOST out of the month. And that can mean many things for many people. Whether it's just making one's prayers ONE TIME every day this month to praying tarawirh every night. May Allah(swt) accepts your acts of worship and accept your fasts...amin.

So in like of doing something good during Ramadan you know that we did the Hijabi Project here in the DC area for new Muslim sisters. Well....the ummah came out in support. Shurkan to ALL those sister's who donated hijabs ( and there were many a pretty one!!), money, donations from their stores!!! I mean Sunday I went to a sister's iftar where a WHOLE basket of hijabs.

Some went to the DC project, the majority (a long with donated clothes) went to the Muslimat Al-Nisaa in Baltimore. Check it out..a muslim women's shelter in Baltimore. I pray that these hijabs help the new shahada's and those in need, Amin.

Deets:Coastal Scents pallett, Pure lux cosmetics lippie in Lewd.NARS Crazed Blush

B Beautiful!!
Ma salaama
Umm Amirah

Monday, September 7, 2009

Beauty on the Outside: Taqwa Iman

Salaams and Salutations Beauties,

Time for another installment of 'Beauty on the Outside'. This post will feature Taqwa Iman. I must say that when I first came across this line, I was not enthused. I made an early assumption without trying the product. Sister Taqwa sent me a skirt to try out and it was nice. More so NOT my style but I payed it forward to my sister HA.

I then came across Taqwa Iman at ISNA. It was so nice to be able to touch and feel their clothes. Mind you that they have added some great new pieces to their line and I'm so feeling those. It was great to see a lot of 'online' stores at ISNA. Its nice to be able to try on the close you admire online.

Below is my interview with Taqwa Iman's President, Taqwa Aquil. Enjoy.

#1: What is the philosophy behind Taqwa Iman?

The Taqwa Iman philosophy is rather simple. Taqwa Iman is dedicated to making clothes that fit YOUR beliefs and YOUR style.

#2: Have you always had an eye for fashion?
Dressing modest requires you to be innovative with fashion. Prior to my line, I had to always think of ways to make an outfit in a store fit the modest guidelines. I did this from the early age of 11. Despite my young age during this time, my older sisters often requested my assistance and advice on how to combine style and modesty. I got great joy out of doing this then and I still do now!

#3: When did you launch you website?
Taqwa Iman began in 2005 and the website was launched in 2007

#4: What drives you to bring modest fashions to American sisters?

The number one motivation is the lack of choices American sisters currently have when they shop. Shopping should be a joy, a happy experience, but unfortunately, for a lot of American sisters it is a chore and a let down. Time and time again, I have had the experience of trying to find a long skirt and going from store to store without any luck. For American sisters, shopping for modest clothes gets even harder during the summer months when retailers primarily sell clothes that are short and/or revealing. American sisters deserve the right to be able to find great clothes no matter what season.

#5: Did you like your ISNA experience?
It was wonderful! Any designer will tell you that the best feeling in the world is meeting and interacting with the people they design for. Praise God, ISNA allowed me to do that. I met so many wonderful women who had such great style. Women like this who believe in being modest and who take pride in who they are and what they believe in are my inspiration and my motivation!

#6: What is your definition of beauty?
Beauty has no definition, shape, color, or form. It is unique to every person, piece of art, flower, etc. What one person may consider ugly another may see as beautiful.

Shukran Sister Taqwa for the interview. Insha~allah Taqwa Iman is on my EID list of clothes. May Allah(swt) continue to bless your business and all you provide for the ulimah.

*note: all images were taken from the Taqwa Iman site with permission from the President*B Beauitful
Umm Amirah

Friday, September 4, 2009

NYX hauling..sooo pretty.

Salaams and Salutations Beauties....
I'm catching up on posts. In May Cherry Culture had an NYX sale for their birthday. Since my birthday was in May I decided to partake. I mean 40% off...come on now. U know it was calling my name- lol. Anywhoo I really discovered how NICE NYX is. I mean I have a couple of pearl eye shadows..that I don't use (booo on that) but there was MORE to discover.

So in my May haul I purchased two cream blushes, in Glow and Golden. These two are GREAT for summer. For beauties of all shades actually. Glow is a hint of pink and Golden gives you a subtle glow, great for nude days.

Glow and Golden

Then I purchased these Round Lip Glosses. I've come to adore lip gloss. NYX has really good coverage and it's NOT sticky!!! I now need to pair these lovelies with a nice liner. I'm thinking along the lines of MAC. Maybe I'll try the next time I go to Nordstrom. Aren't they adorable?? As you can see, Honey is my fav. It look great and its sheer.

Round glosses: Real Nude, Honey (I heart this one), Pinky Nude and Natural

I also purchased some chrome eye shadows. Look how pretty they are.

Chrome eyeshadow: Panic, Black, Queen, Cosmopolitan (l to r back row), Bayou, Green, and Beauty Queen

In August Cherry Culture had another sale on NYX..sooo because I was really digging the Cream blushes and the Round Lip glosses I decided to pick up some more.

Sooo in this haul I picked up two more cream blushes in Rose Petal and Diva. I truly believe that brown girls CAN wear pinks. I use my Sonia Kashuk foundation brush to apply

Cream blushes in Diva and Rose Petal

Since I used up MOST of my Honey I purchased a new one with this latest haul. Since I have a couple of hijabs with pink in them I got the Ballerina Pink and the 24 Karat is sooo sparkly, can't wait to try that one.

Round lip glosses in 24 Karat, Honey and Ballerina Pink

I did purchase some NYX Round lip liners and eye liners...I'm not too enthusiastic about those. So they will be no pics of

B Beautiful,

Umm Amirah

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Another BU Event.

Salaams and Salutations Beauties,

If you live in the D/M/V join Beautiful Ummah at Mama Ayesha's in Woodley Park for lunch.

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Location: Mama Ayesha's at 1976 Calvert Street, NW Washington, DC. (METRO accessible from the Woodley Park station)

FB Event here:

Sister's Ramadan is over. Let's meet and eat!! B beautiful, dress it up, show us your hijabi style! Islamic Trivia and give aways to be given away. All are welcome (Muslim, Non- Muslim, Those interested in Islam, friends of BU). Please RSVP by the EID (September 20/21)

B Beautiful,
Umm Amirah