Sunday, 7 July 2013

OOTD: Blueberries, Cream and Caramel Sauce

I've been recently getting comments and emails from my followers who don't have instagram and therefore can't see me outfits so I've decided to do OOTD posts now and then. Here's my first! I hope you like it, let me know what you think!

I've gone back to doing the Turkish hijab style I used to do in the winter, it's perfect for this summer heat and so easy to do


Hijab: Turkish 'Bonjela' hijab from Amsons

Neck Scarf: Haya by Amal (Instagram: @hayabyamal Facebook:

Blazer: Karen Millen

Plain Blue Top: Primark

Skirt: Next


I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you would like more!

June Collective review

Hello readers! I know many of you are now beginning to get a little bored with my multiple reviews, inshallah from now on I am controlling what I get and whether I will review businesses on my blog or not as I have so many things I want to post about in terms of beauty and fashion, etc.
Nonetheless, today I will introduce you to many amazing businesses as always which I've taken the time to review and photograph. Enjoy my little review on each company :)

The Pinned Veil

Specializing in affordable quality hijabs and accessories and also a variety of higher-quality handmade hijabs and jewellery, The Pinned Veil are a lovely facebook/instagram shop made to feed your hijabi necessities. They sent me a couple of their lovely vibrant hijabs to try out, here is a photo. 

Two printed hijabs and two plain hijabs

All of the hijabs are maxi which is perfect for me, the colours are vibrant and the prints are quite unique. The quality of the hijabs is also perfect. (To see photos of me wearing some of these head over to instagram and follow me @lifelongpercussion). Also I've recently noticed that they've started selling jersey hijabs which is very rare in the UK, so make sure you check them out!

Instagram: thepinnedveil


HK Scarves

HK Scarves are a small online company based in London that specialize in selling on-trend, affordable hijabs in every style you can imagine! I promise. The lovable Habibah sent me some of her designs which I'm sure you'll love as much as I do. I've had previous experience with HK Scarves so I know how good their quality and customer service is.

Five beautiful hijabs; Classic Blue Paisly (£5), Nude Sparkle (£4), Plain Maroon (£4), Leopard Pink (£5), Blue Bobble (£5)

Love the packaging!

I'm very fond of the quality of their items and the transaction has been lovely. The hijabs are so wearable and vibrant. My favourite out of them at the moment is the nude sparkle hijab which I actually mentioned in my May Favourites post which you can check out here. Make sure you hop onto their facebook page and Instagram!

Instagram: @hkscarves


The Modest Collection 

The Modest Collection sell all the essentials for a hijabi; from hijab pins to hijabs to jewellery to your very own bespoke headpieces! They sent me some stunning hijabs, hijab pins and my very own bespoke Swarovski headpiece.

For more photos of the items please check out my Instagram @lifelongpercussion ; Twitter @lifelongpercuss and Facebook

I love the hijabs and hijab pins I recieved, especially the headpiece which I recently posted many photos with (instagram/facebook/twitter) and many people have loved the headpiece on! You can actually email The Modest Collection and request to design your very own headpiece, it will then be hand made and sent to you. I loved the personal touch in it and how professional the whole process was. 

Make sure you check out The Modest Collection for even more goodies;

Instagram: @themodestcollection


Aara's Accessories

Aara's Accessories sell hijabs, accessories and jewellery, they sent me some hijabs. Here they are;

If you follow me on Instagram you'll know just how much I love vibrant colours and prints! These hijabs tick all of the boxes for me! They're all maxi and very light viscose material which is perfect for all seasons. The hijabs are also very affordable and they came quite quickly!
Check out Aara's Accessories;

Instagram: @aaras_acc
Twitter: @aaras_a



Blackdiiamonds are a hijab and modest clothing fashion webshop based in the Netherlands. I was very excited to be sent there items as they seem very fashionable and trendy, and I loved their chic website. I was sent a YSL T-shirt, two infinity rings, a ninja underscarf and lion necklace. I fell in love with all of them! I've worn them all and love the fit of the T-shirt, I LOVE the rose gold and silver infinity rings and the lion necklace!

They even have their own tags which I loved!

You must definitely check them out, they also sell dresses and skirts and also hijabs.
Here is a photo of an outfit I wore with the T-shirt; 

Blazer: Karen Millen, Hijab: Bismillah Accessories, Tshirt: Blackdiiamonds, Skirt: Next

Instagram: @blackdiiamonds
Pinterest: @blackdiiamonds


The Beauty Box Boutique

The Beauty Box Boutique are an Instagram shop which specialise in selling jewellery, makeup and clothing. They sent me some cute jewellery, here they are;

I loved the rings and collar and the earrings are just so elegant and cute! the rings are great statement pieces and also lovely to stack and for all of you ring addicts!

Instagram: @thebeautybox_boutique

Bismillah Accessories

`'Every hijabi's one stop shop' is what they claim to be, Bismillah Accessories specialise solely on feeding your hijab addiction! Not only are they affordable but they provide the trendiest hijabs with the best quality! They sent me two stunning hijabs which I love;

I was sent the watermelon hijab and the grey vintage hijab by them, they are both maxi and made of a light viscose material. It was quite funny as when I was opening the package I was telling my sister how I wanted a neon pink hijab for the summer and that is exactly what the watermelon hijab is! The perfect neon pink.

Check them out and more at;

Instagram: @bismillahaccessories


Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I apologize for taking forever to post my collective review, and I promise that I will try my best to keep posting at least once per week inshallah.

For any questions or enquiries do not hesitate to email me at

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

DIY face mask collaboration with Bailey Blush

This is my first collaboration post (and inshallah I will have many more in the future) with my friend and fellow successful blogger Bailey Blush. We have been contemplating the idea of doing a collaboration for a couple of months before she came up with the ingenious idea of swapping DIY masks. This meant that I would give her the recipe for one of my favourite masks in which she will give feedback and I will in turn do the same. As you all know, DIY facial masks are very cost-effective and convenient as most ingredients will happen to already be in your kitchen! Not to mention these masks won't have all the nasty artificial ingredients some do from the highstreet which may damage your skin instead of healing. I previously did a post on an egg face mask which gained a lot of good feedback and many of you loved it so I hope you'll also benefit from this post too! 

I gave Bailey the oat, honey and yogurt mask, this mask is great for people with dry/normal/combination and even oily skin as it helps kill off bacteria on the surface of the skin as well as purifying, exfoliating and moisturising. Here are the benefits of each ingredient;

  •  heals dry itchy skin as well as eczema
  •  soothes and reduces inflammation
  •  naturally slightly rough in texture so is a perfect natural exfoliator, I usually use oats on its own as an exfoliator while in the shower (I dampen the oats slightly then rub it all over my already damp face or any areas in my body where I feel needs it) it moisturises instantly and my skin feels very smooth. 

  • also has moisturising benefits as well as antiseptic properties "Honey has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which give it healing power. These properties help prevent the growth of certain bacteria by producing an enzyme -- hydrogen peroxide. Thus, honey can be utilised as a natural treatment for wounds, cuts and abrasions to promote healing." 
  • perfect for battling acne/blemish-prone skin
  • also helps in healing eczema
  • anti-againg

Yogurt contains zinc, calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, protein and yeast
  • Zinc is said to have anti-inflammatory benefits which can help reduce acne. It is like a mild astringent
  • Calcium has antioxidant properties, it helps in cell renewal. It can help make your skin ‘glow’. Whereas deficiency in calcium can lead to premature aging, dryness and even itching
  • Vitamin B’s are capable of preventing acne and enhancing the blood circulation
  • Protein is an important ingredient for our entire body .if your body is rich in proteins ,your skin will automatically look soft, supple and radiant
  • 2 TBSP of oats
  • 1 TBSP of honey
  • 1 TBSP of yogurt
(Use Organic ingredients for best results!)


Mix all ingredients together to form a paste, spread over skin and leave for 15 minutes. Before rinsing the mask, gently moisten skin and rub softly for a manual exfoliation with the oats! Rinse completely.

Bailey's thoughts: 

I really enjoyed this mask! Not only did it smell and taste (yes I tasted it) amazing, It left my skin really, really soft. The oats were so gentle on my skin and left me very smooth. The combination of the Yogurt and honey worked wonders to increase my hydration. I will for sure be re-doing this home made delicious concoction! Thank you Habiba, x

Bailey sent me off to try the milk, honey and rose face mask. This mask is designed for smoothing and soothing the complexion. Great for all skin types, but especially sensitive, dry, dehydrated and lack luster complexions.

1 TBSP of milk (Preferably whole milk)
2 TBSP of honey
1 TBSP Rosewater

(For the ingredients above, organic is the best!)

Milk- Contains Lactic acid which helps to exfoliate dead skin and reveal a smooth, radiant complexion. Also has incredible soothing qualities.

Honey- A natural humectant, it helps skin retain moisture. Honey has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties and is wonderful for soothing and gently purifying the complexion.

Rose- Powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. Aids in redness reduction and helps to increase skin circulation leading to a more even toned complexion.


Saturate a cotton round in the mask and rub liquid on the skin, wait 10-15 minutes, or until dry, rinse and reveal beautiful skin!

Habiba's Thoughts:

I really loved how cleansed, radiant and moisturised my skin looked and felt after this mask, the surface of my skin felt much more smoother. I loved it! I will definitely be using this again! I love the toning properties  and scent of rose water too :)

All in all I really enjoyed doing this collaboration, Bailey was a joy to work with (even though I wasn't - always postponing it!) and I loved trying out this new mask which I've slotted into my favourite DIY mask list :D


Have you tried DIY masks? If so, what do you think of them and which is your favourite?