Friday, December 28, 2012

Hijab Fashion 2013-Winter hijab fashion trends

Hope all of you're doing well,as usually I'm getting very busy this last days and I couldn't find the time to post on this blog,however here is a bit of the  collection from one of the dozens of new shops that are opening here, I haven't find something really like "WOW" since all are same styles only different colors,they even hire the same model, but in this case, I'm really happy to see new faces, seriously there are like 80% of all the Egyptian fashion shots with the same model and I'm not kidding.
This one here is my favorite,It reminds me the Two-Tones dresses from the designer Stella McCartney .









Thursday, December 20, 2012

D.I.Y. MAKEUP FIXER

Don’t you just want to cry when you drop your brand new compact and the powder shatters into a million little pieces? But wait! Don’t throw it out and call your losses. You can absolutely put humpty dumpty back together again! And while you’re at it, grab your old cream shadow, blush or liner that has dried out, cracked or shrunk and bring it back to life too. Here’s how to do both:
POWER TOOLS: 70% alcohol {it works 1000 times better for this than your typical rubbing alcohol from the drug store and can be purchased at your local art supply}, plastic wrap, spatula, dropper, synthetic eyeliner brush, Q-tip {optional if you’re a perfectionist… you know who you are!}

photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

  1. WRAP IT UP: Completely cover the compact with the plastic wrap and make sure it adheres tightly to contain everything.
  2. MASH IT UP: With your spatula, crush up the entire pan of shadow, not just the broken pieces. You essentially are turning the pressed powder back into loose powder.
  3. ADD ALCOHOL: Remove the wrap and add at least 10 droppers full of alcohol. You can add a few droppers full at a time to see how much you need. I used a dozen.
  4. SMOOTH IT OVER: Now you’ll feel the powder has become sponge-like and very pliable, giving you the perfect opportunity to even it out smoothly with your spatula.
  5. PERFECT THE EDGES: Use your eyeliner brush to smooth it out even further. Give it a few hours to completely dry and it’s like it never happened! To make it extra pretty, clean up the perimeter with a Q-tip.
 To revive your dried-out and cracked old cream shadow, apply the same steps except there’s no need to wrap it up or mash it up. Just add alcohol to reactivate it, stir it, smooth it out and perfect the edges. If you’re like us, you hate waste and these are two great ways to save and use what you have!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chic,Trendy,Lovely Eyeshadow conbinations

Matching base shade and creative color combinations  can bring you different looks for day and night.

here some Ideas.
 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Soft apricot wedding theme

A wedding day has many focal points: the bride and her gown, the scrumptious wedding cake, the Wedding dress, and the bridal bouquet, to name a few.

Strengthen the beauty of the ceremony by choosing soft and delicate colors for your decorations, flowers,cakes,decoration, dresses, and the other things.

Get arouse by the mild wedding color palette, new couples can try apricot and/or peach, especially peach, it is very comfortable to eyes is also wonderful if you like a soft color for your ceremony.
Click on the link to check the compleate album
Bridal hijab: Muslim Elegance
Embellished Lycra body top: Muslim Elegance
Rhinestone Brooche (Bouquet): Muslim Elegance
Bouquet Wrap: Muslim Elegance
Pillow Ring: Muslim Elegance

Peach is a perennial very romantic and remarkable, it is pretty and feminine, maybe a touch vintage, and not very common.

One of the most important things in a Muslim Wedding Ceremony is the Hijab of the Bride,This an example of a simple hijab style for brides (Remember we should cover all our hair,neck and ears),an Ivory hijab with an embellished headband and the bridal veil is perfect for a soft and romantic wedding theme
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If you are outside of the common you can wear a bit of color with your Bridal Dress by adding a peach or any other shade of color to your body top or perhaps a sash belt to give that contrast between white/ivory or any other color you decide to use for your wedding are perfect options.

The most elegant area of a wedding decorated in peach will of course be the flowers. An Elegant jeweled Bridal Bouquet is the perfect choice if you want to keep that touch of luxury mixed with a classic style for your wedding day.




Embellished Bouquet Wraps gives to any kind of Bouquets a touch of originality and luxury.

There are many details and accessories necessary for a complete wedding ceremony, and the wedding ring pillow may be the smallest yet one of the most crucial.

The smallest focal points of all are undoubtedly the most popular, however: the wedding rings. A wedding ring pillow highlights the rings and their function, giving them a place of honor in the ceremony just as they will have a place of honor on the newlyweds' fingers. By using a pillow to transport the rings, the couple emphasizes the importance of what the rings represent, because without that love and commitment, the wedding could not take place (Remember although the rings are important there are not an order in Muslims ceremonies).



From classic buttercream tiers to modern-casual wedding cupcakes, the wedding cake plays a prominent role at the reception. Get a better idea of all the options available to you before you make a decision about your dream cake.

But the most important thing you should not forget on your Wedding day is
that you should Enjoy and be Happy !

Make up tips: Use and care of Brushes

Using make-up brushes should make applying make-up easier.


The advantage to using make-up brushes is that they allow you to use the right amount of product and achieve a more even application, in other words to have better control of your make-up and a better result.

But having to choose between different bristles (natural or synthetic), sizes and make-up brushes in every shape can make things quite complicated.

There are a whole load of factors to take into account and often, you end up making do with the make-up brushes already supplied with the palettes you've bought. But these aren't always the best quality.


What factors are important for a good make-up brush?

Choosing a make-up brush based on where you're applying makeup

The aim is to own the ones that correspond to the make-up you'll be applying and where you're applying the product.

The make-up brush should be supple but not too soft. But if you use waxy make-up, like solid concealers, go for firm brushes with synthetic bristles that will make application easier.


How to clean make-up brushes


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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Purple Wedding: Fabulous Ideas

The inspiration for this Purple Wedding theme comes from my favorite color – purple!!  A hot hue in weddings, this plum variation on the color is popping up at all kinds of events and “I do’s” are no exception.

Mysterious and emblematic of royalty, purple is the color of choice for many brides around the world.


The Hijab
Let's start with a beautiful Embellished hijab for your wedding,You can find all this products at Muslim Elegance ready to wear so you don't need to pay even more for a hijab stylist :)


                                                              Embellished Lycra body

The look
Incorporate your color into everything! Start with your attire,Keep your look simple with a purple sash white dress


The Bouquet
When it comes to bright colors, details make a big difference.Purple bouquet or a purple Bouquet Wrap to incorporate a splash of purple into your wedding.

Incorporate your color into everything !,Plum Ring bear pillow.


 Decor
Purple is extremely versatile and will allow for a huge range of color options.
You want a Spring/Summer wedding, great use the pastels.
You want a Fall/Winter look, then there are plenty of rich, bold shades to pick from! You may want to brig it all around the decor or incorporated in some contrasting touches.

Beautiful and simple Bow Chair wrap for a contrasting touch.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bridal caps the new fashion trend for brides

Through her beautiful bridal collections Gwendolynne Burkin long established herself as one of Australia’s top bridal designers. A fashion purist who avoids fashion trends and remains true to her own sense of style Gwendolynne‘s gowns are Art Deco infused, exquisitely embellished pieces of art……

Created from the most beautifully delicate, floaty fabrics of champagne, silver, gold and pop of spring yellow, there is as ever an understated beauty that makes Gwendolynne‘s 2013 collection perfect for the boho beach bride, elegant ethereal bride, or modern minimalist bride.


Gwendolynne‘s Spring 2013 collection, debuted at this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, with glamourous dresses featuring  bridal cap accessories For the fashion forward bride they are the perfect alternative to a veil, tiara or headpiece, a real statement accessory……
I think I’m in love! So what do you think? Bridal caps ?















Monday, November 26, 2012

Zara has a dirty little secret:

 Toxic Chemicals in Clothing Make All of Us Fashion Victims (Opinion)

ZARA clothing items have been found to contain hazardous chemicals. Some of these chemicals break down to form hormone-disrupting chemicals which can then be released into waterways around the world. Traces of cancer-causing chemicals that are released from dyes were also found.
“Nobody wants to be a fashion victim. Desperately chasing the ever-elusive ‘cool,’ fashion victims are generally perceived as ‘try-hards,’ those who sport the latest trends and buy into transient fads, regardless of fit or personal style.”

The current European Union legislation (called EU REACH) now requires all TCF brands and retailers selling into the EU market to manage more than 300,000 harmful substances in their products. This program also sets maximum limits for TCF products that come into contact with human skin.


“The most dangerous way for a toxin to enter the body is not through the digestive system, but through the skin,”


The basic structure and function of EU REACH program is to provide a list of harmful chemical substances limits its role to notification and assessment of the use of these chemicals that apply to all sectors of our economy.


The experts said that the EU approach stands out as the model other countries are adopting to ensure consumers are protected. From an extensive list of restricted substances, there are “substances of very high concern” that the EU regulates more closely as potentially harmful to human health.


In some countries like Australia:   Problems with toxic clothing in Australia can be, in some ways, traced back to a humble pair of woollen underpants bought by a doctor in Adelaide in 1931. He wore them without washing them first, and this caused a severe allergic reaction to sulphites in the fabric that landed him in hospital close to death and, sometime later, in court.
The doctor won his case against the manufacturer, who was found not to have provided due care that the garment in question should be fit for the purpose for which it was intended. Those underpants formed the basis of one of Australia’s first consumer law cases.

In 2012, in stark contrast to a number of other developed countries, little has changed for the better when it comes to regulating the chemicals in imported textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) in Australia. And with more than 90% of the apparel found in our stores imported – and an obsession with what’s been nicknamed “fast fashion” – Australian retailers are under pressure to put more product on the shelves, more often. The downside of this demand, many in the textiles industry believe, is product safety, with the safe use of chemicals a particular concern.

“Products that are made in China for the Australian market could not even be sent back to China, as many of them would not meet the Chinese product safety standards but are acceptable here.”
  There are no legally prescribed limits on the use in textiles of any of these chemicals.

 Here’s an unsettling thought:  The clothes you’re wearing could be harming you in a very real way. Greenpeace’s strategic communications manager Tommy Crawford asserts that—in our quest to constantly keep up with fashion’s accelerated turnover—consumers are falling victim to purchasing clothing that contain hazardous chemicals, even some that have been banned right here in the U.S.

How is this happening?
 According to Crawford, when big apparel companies outsource production to countries such as China and Mexico, certain regulations aren’t always enforced, including the monitoring of toxic chemicals used to dye and process garments.

The study:
 Greenpeace conducted its own investigation into this issue and found that of the 20 brands whose clothing they tested—including global mega-brands such as Calvin Klein, Levi’s and fast-fashion haven Zara—every one was revealed to have traces of hazardous chemicals in at least one item. The report claims that Calvin Klein was the worst offender, with 88% of items tested containing the chemicals, followed by Levi’s with 82%, and Zara with 70%. Some of these chemicals, according to Crawford, are incorporated deliberately within the fabric, while others are unwanted residue from the general manufacturing process.



What this means for you:
This issue doesn’t just affect you, the wearer of the clothes; it could be harming those around you, just like second-hand smoke. According to Crawford, when these chemicals—including toxic phthalates and hazardous amines—are released into the environment, they can break down and develop hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic properties. He also points out that chemicals contained within clothes can be released by people living thousands of miles away, who pollute local water supplies when doing laundry.

What you can do:
 The good news is that there are a number of things you do help prevent this far-reaching and, frankly, scary issue. First, check out Greenpeace’s Detox Fashion Manifesto, which you might want to sign as a show of support for the organization’s Detox initiative, which urges consumers to challenge brands and demand that they create fashion free of toxins. (The good news: a number of companies, including H&M and British retailer Marks & Spencer are already at work pioneering green chemistry, and phasing out some majorly harmful substances).

Other ways to do your part:
 As difficult as it may be, try taking a hiatus from fast-fashion for a few months and consider investing in organic and/or sustainable garments (many of which enforce fair-trade practices, so it’s a win-win!). Elizabeth L. Cline, the author of last year’s buzzy book “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion” keeps a running list of stylish sustainable and ethical retailers on her website, which is a good place to start. Oftentimes, these garments are handmade and sourced from natural ingredients, which could make them higher in price but eliminates the threat of toxicity.

It’s also worth looking into the Slow Clothes movement, which was originally intended to reject all mass-produced fashion, but has since evolved and can be practiced by buying trend-free quality garments that will last longer and can be repairable. Of course, it also might not hurt to start practicing the movement’s biggest precept: buy fewer clothes, and less often.

Source: Greenpeace.org

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sparkling Wedding Theme

The Wedding Day is one of the most important days for almost all women around the planet, and since it happens once in life(or it should be like that) you may want to feel like a real queen without going broke.

With just some smart cost-cutting activities ,like buying of course from Muslim Elegance and doing some DIY projects you can have that breathtaking wedding you always wanted.
Sparkling rhinestones,beads and crystals are perfect to give the luxury of a royal wedding.
Click on each link to check our complete collection of each category.
Shoe bow clips: Muslim Elegance
Bridal Bracelet: Muslim Elegance 
Bridal veil: Muslim Elegance
Embellished bridal body top: Muslim Elegance
Embellished bridal cape: Muslim Elegance
Beaded applique candles: Muslim Elegance
Rhinestones cake applique: Muslim Elegance
Brooch bouquet: Etsy

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