Eid And All Things Cupcake

Eid And All Things Cupcake

Woah. It almost feels foreign being back on here…i hope you guys haven’t been left disappointed by my abnormal absence and seeming abandonment of the blog. It has not been abandoned. I just had security issues with my laptop which lead to security issues with my blog! Anyway my super...
One Stroke Painting

One Stroke Painting

You all knew this blog post was soon approaching (well, those of you who follow me on instagram and facbeook anyway).  I discovered one stroke painting on my rosey-floral art venture. I felt as though although hand-drawn roses demonstrated my aptness to detail, there was a bigger market for paintings...
Day out

Day out

LOLS. I know it’s been a decade or so since i’ve done a blog post so i thought to take today’s sugar fest and outing as a photo opportunity for a blog post (and possibly give you an idea about where you might want to go out on your next dessert outing)....
Cake Decorating

Cake Decorating

After watching a chain of icing videos on youtube  i was inspired to use the bowl of icing in my fridge to practice some icing techniques. I created a mini rose bouquet using a large petal nozzle from Ebay(bought from china). Wilton do these in a large variety of sizes and styles...
Illustration Work

Illustration Work

For the past couple of days I’ve been working on some illustrations for a collaborative project with Haute Arabia. These were highly influenced by the work of illustrator Mariam Abbas. I’ve found a new love for drawing all over again after experimenting with her style. All images (including the featured image) were...
Ebayingz

Ebayingz

Behold, yet another Ebay post! This gold chain collar necklace was a mere £1.80 from a Chinese seller. Something like this would cost £5 + in a place like new look. It’s a very versatile piece, and can go with many looks, plus the subtlety of the design makes it not too overwhelming  when...
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Home-made Custard Danishes

Home-made Custard Danishes

I bought a roll of puff pastry with absolutely no clue what I would use it for; all I knew was that my tastebuds longed for something buttery and sweet. My Just Roll pastry dough sat in the fridge for a number of days before I decided to do a little googling to establish what...
My Wedding Day

My Wedding Day

For months I have been counting down the weeks and days till i would finally be a married woman, free to experience the world without bounds with my then fiance (and now, husband). Meticulously reviewing, developing and refining all the major and minor details of my wedding on a weekly basis. The day finally arrived...
Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

The day following my wedding, I and my husband embarked on our first journey together to the city of Rome. He had warned me of the heat beforehand, but I was not prepared for the physical exhaustion that this would lead to. After more than half an hour out in the heat, i would feel too...
Wedding craft

Wedding craft

I always thought I’d end up being the type to piece together all the components for my own wedding (making the dress, making and decorating the cake, making cards) …oh how wrong i was. There’s too much pressure involved in that all; but i figured there was a way i could still add my personal touch to...
Marriage

Marriage

Marriage. Where do i start? Its something many girls brought up in a culture such as mine like to think of as the defining point of ones adulthood. I’m no stranger to hearing im now becoming a “woman”. But what does that mean? Does it mean the true essence of my nature as a woman...
Makeup Haul

Makeup Haul

I’ve been slowly but surely trying to update my makeup kit. I’ve reached a point in my life where I can’t afford the time to be applying makeup meticulously every morning …well- I can, but that means sacrificing sleep and I’m not ready for that kind of commitment. Let’s face it, I just can’t be...
Dior J'adore Dupe

Dior J’adore Dupe

So, in my quest to find myself a go-to fragrance, I’ve found that most of the ones I seem to really like are well over my budget *sigh*. Yes, despite now working a career and earning my own money for once in my life, I still find myself taken aback when turning the tag to...
Watercolour Illustrations

Watercolour Illustrations

As those that follow me on instagram know, i’ve been taking up the use of watercolours much more seriously as of late (well, i like to think so anyway). After attempting to paint a retro illustration, and being pleasantly satisfied with the outcome (see below), i got a little carried away and proceeded to paint...
Healthy Eats- Weekly Meal Prep

Healthy Eats- Weekly Meal Prep

I wanted a positive start to my first week of work as a professional. As daunting as it all s, the thought of being organised helps relieve my anxiety. I’ve never prepped my meals for the entire week like this before, but was inspired to after seeing multiple ‘fitspiration’ posts on Instagram. I’m no stranger to prepping...
Holland Park

Holland Park

Most Londoners i know always complain about there being no places to go out to. It’s partly true; London can seem bland in comparison to the outdoor activities other countries have to offer. When it comes to choices, the Londoner may feel limited to the typical tourist attractions in Central, the commercial luxuries of Oxford Circus,...
Maamoul معمول

Maamoul معمول

I’ve been a big fan of the guys at Xawaash (Somali youtube channel) for a long while now; only thing is, i never managed to find the time to try out their countlessly mouthwatering recipes. This Eid, i decided to finally do it and boy- was it worth it. For those of you who aren’t...
Metallic Tattoos

Metallic Tattoos

I try to avoid conforming to the “latest” fashion trends, because I have always been someone that’s preferred to think outside of the box and express this in the way I present myself; however, there are some trends that are just difficult to ignore- like these graphic tattoos that have caused a storm ever since...