Friday, July 30, 2010

Modesty: A dish not only served Muslim

Salaams and Salutations..
In finding more and more Muslimah fashion blogs..I also came across MORE and MORE modest fashion blogs. I LOVE IT. I love how these women (and those like them) take their faith to the NEXT level buy dressing apart from the norm. In norm I mean, short skirts, plunging necklines and exposed skin everywhere.

Modesty is Pretty
Shey is a Christian that admits that modest dress was her choice and has not been an easy or comfortable road.

All Tumble Down
Nina is an Orthodox Jewish girl who shows up a peek into her daily fashions as she deals with her year long mourning of her father.

The Daily Cover
Another Orthodox Jewish girl teaching us more about Jewish hair covering as she learns to style and adapt her personal style.

Modestly Fashioned
Ally is a plus sized modest fashionista. I love her style.

So you see, modestly is not all about oppression but more recognition of a higher power. These women are not forced they show us daily how they revel in their modest style. I think its great. Enjoy.

B Beautiful!
Umm Amirah

Friday, July 23, 2010

QVC and Bobbi Brown scoping

Salaams and Salutations Beauties, HOT. Make up is scarce on this face (smile). So I pulled out a Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for a little color on the cheeks. LOVE IT! Then I went over to QVC to see if the new Denim Palette was there on flex pay (frugalista). Not yet, but isn't it pretty?

Bobbi Brown Denim Palette

All those pinks are GREAT for the summer, even on brown girls. On weekends I love to kick back and wear a great pair of jeans and a long go to the farmer's market and or the movies.

Sasquatch Swatch of Pot Rouges

Lets talk about Pot Rouges. They have been discontinued by Bobbi Brown on her website and Nordstrom, BUT they are on QVC. OMG they are sooo multi functional. Place them on your cheeks and on your lips. Gotta LOVE a multi-functional product. Sasquatch Swatch has done a great job swatching these. Aren't they pretty. Bobbi Brown's colors will look good on a range of beauties, and you control the intensity of the color. Great for that pop of color for EID and or nights out with the girls or ones spousal unit.

These colors are portable and travel well. Weather your the sister that is a 'lipstick hijabi' or the one that 'doesn't do make up'...a little blush goes a LONG way. If you pick up one, or have some let us know what you have and how you like it!

B Beautiful,
Umm Amirah

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Muslimahs got style

Salaams and Salutations Beauties,

Who ever said that Muslimahs have NO style was WRONG? Who ever personifies that perception is just...well WRONG!! Muslimahs are fashion forward and so in the Mix. Blogging about beauty, make up, clothes and how to bring it all together.
Below are a list of some links that might help you propel you fashion forward. Please note..that fashion and style does not have to be expensive, just gotta know how to 'twirk(yes I said it) it'.

The Hijablog

Hijab High - This blog is just images of Muslim women ALL over the world. I love it!!

We Love Hijab - Great blog. The editor now has a magazine ( you must pay for subscriptions) and handy hand outs (there is a cost as well)

Hijab Revival an Turkish Aussie showing us her WONDERFUL hijabi style!

B Beauiful!
Umm Amirah

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Hijabi Project 2010

Salaams and Salutations Beauties,

So here we are..another year...another Ramadaan. For those who aren't Muslim, but read this blog, Ramaadan is one of the most sacred months in Islam. Its the month in which the Islamic holy book, The Qur'an, was reveled. During this month Muslims fast (no food, no water, no marital relations) from just before dawn to sunset, all over the world. Its a month of repentance, of curbing one's desire, to focus on our Creator.

Last year BU came up with the Hijabi Project 2009(read about it here and here. A way for sisters to donate hijabs, accessories, and or money for new shahadas in the Washington, DC area. This was due to the increase of new Muslimahs in the area under 25, masha~allah (May Allah be praised). This year...readers, make it happen where YOU live. Host a 'Hijabi Project 2010' iftar, the meal after a day of fasting, in your community. Collect gently used or under used hijabs for new shahadas, sister that are incarcerated or sister in need. These are trying times we live in, Ramaadan is a way to purge what you have and insha~allah( God-willing) you'll receive a blessing in the next life.

Post a comment and let us know when your iftar is/was, and how many hijabs you collected? At the end of Ramaadan the reader who collected the MOST hijabs and or hijabi swag (pins, stick pins, accessories + hijabs) will WIN....a gift card to LUSH!!

**to claim this prize you will need to post a pick of said hijabs and sag on your blog (if you blog) or email it to me: ummamirah[at]beautifulummah[dot]com**

So start planning your dates. Get your iftar list together.

B Beautiful!
Umm Amirah

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Beauty on the Outside: Creative Overgarments

Salaams and Salutations Beauties,

Its HOT in the CITY!! 100 degrees here in the DC area. I pray you are staying cool and hydrated where EVER you are.

So when its hot and heavy outside..What is a hijabi/mujalbaba to do? I wear cool and light colors with light and thin hijabs. Need some linen styles? Check out Creative Overgarments (dot) com. Sister Tawanda is doing it up. Providing sisters with unique and creative styles to wear. Now I purchased linen for my overgarments..but one can purchase heavier fabrics for the winter.

In June she ran a special: 3 overgarments for $95 dollars and free shipping. It basically came out to 'buy two get one free'. Customers provide the fabric, that's fine with me. Below are pics of the three styles I choose.

This turquoise overgarment is the :Scrunch empire

This one is the :scrunch sleeve in pink

This is the:belted in Khaki(natural linen)

*photos taken by K.Cohen with HTC cell phone
I have worn two so far. Lots of complements. Lots of interest.

For July Sister Tawanda the special is '$35 overgarments w/ 2 details w/ free shipping and fast turnaround time. Material not included.' Turn around time is fast and Sister Tawanda is very much the business women. She will save your measurements in her database so you only need to send them once. She makes sure her clients are satisfied to they can order again.

Looking for something for EID? Get on it how!! Fabric is on sale till Labor Day.

B Beautiful!!
Umm Amirah

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Steals and Deals: the 4th

Salaams and Salutations Beauties!!

The Holiday weekend is that means...'Steals and Deals' this weekend!!

Check out an old fav of mine Pure Luxe Cosmetics:

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For those frugalistas....stock up on $1 samples of PL's GREAT mineral shadows!!
Try the lipies as well...she's got a NEW one that I've got my eye on..Mistress (ooohhh aaaahhh oooo). Don't forget to put the discount in your cart.

Shop Craze is offering an additional 20% OFF on already reduced prices and on sale items of TrueFace & NYX Cosmetics.

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Expires: July 10, 2010

Enjoy your days off...or on.

B Beautiful!
Umm Amirah