hijab,

Hijab styles

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Hijab for some people means repression  against women, but for us the real Muslim women is our crown, It's Allah's order and we must to obey in order to be rewarded with the promised prize, Al Jannah (Paradise)

As Women living in this period of time when "How do you look" is more important than anything else, we can feel sometimes the pressure of being "adapted" and "accepted" by other cultures,religions and/or customs, this as women has taking us to a different level, we have seen in recent years the Boom of "Muslim Inspirited Fashion"; that's how I like to call it since in my personal opinion there is not such a thing called "Muslim Fashion", backing to my point, Muslims had and will continue experimenting a lot of difficulties to the end of the time but being a "Hijabi" doesn't means you can not enjoy with fashion and have some "halal" fun, the most outstanding fashion statement for a Muslim woman is with no doubt our Hijab, this is what make us different from others, though some cultures and religions also use to cover their hair, their rules about this is very different from us since they show off some of their hair and not all cover completely their body, therefore our Hijab as Muslims is our distinctive.

Family is the main base of Muslim communities, therefore is not strange to have all the year weddings,engagement parties and family reunions(And some guess we live inside our homes all the time ^_^)
Women in general like to feel pretty, for Muslims girls is not different, and thanks to the Internet we have noticed in recent years a huge increase in creativity when it comes on how to wrap a Hijab focusing in those styles for this special occasions where the bling and colors are never over the top,We can witness the creativity, glamour and fashion statements of every girl with a Soiree Hijab Style.

And here is the proof :
 
If you have hard time wrapping your hijab or you are gonna have an special event and need a Hijab style that matches your gown, visit us on FaceBook "Muslim Elegance" have custom made- ready to wear Bridal and Party hijab styles, no pins needed and can be made in your favorite colors.






2014 fashion,

This Is The Color of the Year for 2014

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Pantone has announced “Radiant Orchid” is the color of the year for 2014, succeeding 2013′s color Emerald.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement that the color of 2014 is “an invitation to innovation” that “encourages expanded creativity and originality.”
 She also notes that designers like Max Mara, Marc Jacobs, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ermengildo Zegnahave have been incorporating orchid hues into their collections in the past year, the AP reports.
And if you ask yourself how is that Pantone officials picked “radiant orchid” as "Color of the year" ?, well that was based on extensive interviews with industrial and fashion designers worldwide about what color they plan to use in upcoming seasons as well as sales of “color swatches,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
So if there was ever a perfect time to buy orchids or sport the color, it is today.
2013 fashion,

Gorgeous cupcakes ever!

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OMG I just found the gorgeous cupcakes ever, this beauties are from Custom Coffey Cakeries The Home of The French Confection,owned and Operated by Erin Coffey.Custom Coffey Cakeries is owned and operated by Erin, a master decorator and sugar artist from Long Beach, California.
 
 Erin Studied under her father, Chef Jack Johnson referred to as Doc... a pastry chef and culinary arts professor who apprenticed under Julie Bayshore, once pastry Chef for the Duke of York.. Erin specializes in ART, she has been Drawing/painting on walls since she was a kid.., Fine Art, 3-D/Sculpting, anything to do with Art you name it she can create it with Edible Confections, she loves to create French Edible Works of Art, that are considered Museum Worthy, and her beautiful Confections/CAKE/Petit Gateaux have been seen at celebrity events all over. Erin's delectable Confections are baked fresh to order using only the finest ingredients. Erin makes cakes for the Famous, Wealthy and your average Joe. , Delivery and tastings available. By appointment only.
 
 
This ones here are apples in white coated chocolate they look amazing!
 









Aren't they just gorgeous?, so if you are lucky and leave in California then go for it they are unique!
2013 fashion,

Trendy & chic hijabi fashion

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Salam wa leykum dear readers and occasional visitors
today I was happy to  know that one of my favorite companies; the Turkish boutique Modanisa is finally delivering to all the world, and they even count with a fast shipping method so you don't need to wait more than 2-3 days to have what you had ordered, all they clothing style is very trendy and Turkey have a very high standard of quality both in fabric and finishing.
The egyptian boutiques are saturated with this kind of clothing , I personally  have a problem every time I go shopping, in my opinion they look cheap and without style not to mention that tough they seems very wide the fabric is so thick that all your curves are shown.

Modanisa  tag prices in my opinion are no more different from any of our local boutiques and if you add to it the higher quality you are receiving then the investment is worth, also all styles are made with the latest colors of the season and I kind of love the simplicity on their hijabs,though hate the camel humb.

Here some models right now on sale

 
                                                         Butik 7279 coat $ 74.20 USD


                                                            Pınar Şems dress $ 97.51 USD

 
Pınar Şems Coat $122 USD
 Love this coat with the golden details, and the hijab and bag goes just perfect with it(Accessories also sold at Modanisa)

 MODAYSA Dress  $77.00 usd

Zehrace Turban $32.00 usd


 Medine Tesettür dress $123.16 USD


 Sedef Jacket $35.00 usd
And since winter is coming nothing better than a jacket
you can also find, accessories, tops, trousers, skirts,evening dresses,etc.etc.

I must to say I don't make reviews for any company, this is my personal opinion and views, no one has given me free products or payed any money to publish this post.
how to survive in Egypt,

Knowledge

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"It is only those who have knowledge among His servants that fear Allah."
(Qur'an, Fatir 35:28)

The Messenger of Allah gave glad tidings to anyone who undertakes the task of seeking knowledge. Abu Hurayrah relates that the Prophet said, "For him who embarks on the path of seeking knowledge, Allah will ease for him the way to paradise." (Related by Muslim) If no Hadith on the importance of knowledge besides this one had been uttered by the Prophet , it would have been enough for Muslims. Yet the Prophet did more than that:

He used to stimulate his companions to seek knowledge: Ibn Mas'ud relates that the Prophet said, "Only two persons are worthy of being envied; a person upon whom Allah bestows riches and gives him the power to spend it in a righteous cause; and a person upon whom Allah bestows wisdom by which he judges and which he teaches." (Related by Bukhari and Muslim)

He used to congratulate the companions whenever they issued a right judgement or correctly answered a question. Imam Muslim narrates that once the Prophet asked Ubayy Ibn Ka'b, "Do you know which verse in Allah's Book is the greatest?" Ubayy answered by reciting Ayat-ul-Kursi (the verse of the Throne, i.e. Al-Baqarah, 2:255): "Allah! None has the right to be worshiped but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists…) The Messenger kindly patted him on the chest, saying, "Congratulations, Abul-Munthir for this knowledge".

Egypt,

When you don't have knowledge...

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Eating etiquette in Islam

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All what you need to know about the eating etiquette in Islam, Islam is the religion wich emphasizes on the best behavior, if you are eating with non-Muslims you should always keep the manners and avoid what Allah prohibited,In sha Allah this will help you as it helped me to understand some of the points explained here :)





2013 fashion,

Herbal Hair Dye

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Chemically Dying Hair Vs Herbal Hair Dye

Dyeing hair is one of the unfortunate tasks that women (and some men) go through to look younger and feel good about their appearance. Or if you’re Kelly Osbourne, because your favorite color is purple. Maybe you want to hide some grays, or maybe you’ve always wanted to be a redhead. Whatever the reason, there are alternatives to using the chemical goo you can buy from any drug store.

Dyeing your hair dries it out. Over time, even those color treated hair shampoos can’t manage to give you that natural hair feeling. Speaking for experience a bad dye job can ruin your life.

Learn from my mistakes—don’t use chemicals! In fact, some of these chemicals are so crazy that you don’t even know what’s going on your head or in your body. Naphthalenediol, Methoxytoluene, and Diaminobenzoic acid are just a few of the banned substances, but you get the picture.  Here are ways to get a more natural hair color.

Fresh Lemon Juice, Chamomile Tea & Calenbula Tea for Blonde Hair

Things like chamomile tea or lemon and sitting in the sun will give you highlights and lighten your locks. But here’s a mixture that will really give you fast results.

Natural Herbal Blonde Hair Dye Ingredients

1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
2 cups of strong Chamomile Tea
1/2 cup of strongCalendulatea (this will give you golden tones)
Blonde Hair Dye Directions

Mix everything in a spray bottle and shake before each use.
Spritz all over hair and brush it through.
Now go enjoy the sunshine for a few hours and then rinse off.
Calendula Flower, Marigold & Hibiscus For Red Hair

Natural Herbal Hair Dye Recipes for Red, Blonde, Brown & Black Hair
Need a simple solution to those grays but hate the thought of chemicals? Nettles, lemon juice, and chamomile tea could be your herbal hair dye answer!
I’ve always wanted to be a redhead, but after my mishaps with hair dye I am leery for touching anything chemical based.

Herbal Hair Dye Ingredients for Red Hair

2 cups of water
1/2 cup of Calendula Flowers or fresh marigold petals
2 tablespoons of Hibiscus Petals (the more you use, the redder the hue)
Natural Red Hair Dye Directions

Boil the water and simmer the flowers for half an hour.
Strain the flowers and store the liquid in the fridge.
Use this as a final hair rinse in the shower and dry in the sun.
Repeat this until you get the shade you want and then every few days to maintain the hues.
Nettle, Rosemary & Sage Herbal Hair Dye Recipe for Brown Hair

Using the same techinque as the herbal red hair tea, use these ingredients. You should use this as a rinse before or after showering. You don’t have to sit in the sun.

Brown Hair Dye Natural Recipe Ingredients

1/4 cup of Nettle Leaf
1/4 cup of Rosemary Leaf
1/4 cup of Sage Leaf
2 1/2 cups of water
Black Walnut Powder Dye for Black Hair

Now, if you’re trying to go to black from blonde, this might take a while. There are two methods that work. First, try a strong brewed black tea as a rinse to darken any hair color. Sun dry your hair if you can and repeat as much as you need to to get the color you want.

All Natural Herbal Black Hair Dye Recipe Ingredients

*Muslims should avoid black color though you can mix it with another color and that will not be haram
1/4 cup of Black Walnut Powder
3 cups of water
Quart mason jar
Herbal Black Hair Dye Recipe Directions

For super dark hair, put the Black Walnut powder into a tea bag or cheesecloth.
Steep this in the water at least six hour or overnight. Use this as a rinse in the shower and dry in the sun.
Which method are you mo
2013 fashion,

For the Grooms: How to Tie an Eldredge Necktie Knot

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 The Eldredge knot is the trend when talking about ties and grooms.Watch the video below to learn how to tie this masterpiece and be noticed. It can be tied with any standard-size tie, and it is acceptable in a variety of settings.This knot  without a doubt it is always a success when worn in public. If you enjoy this knot, you might also like the Trinity and Merovingian.


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"golden poop" ...nop is not what you think!

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Magic Restroom Cafe, America's first bathroom-themed eatery,yes you had read good, a bathroom themed cafe!,located in City of Industry.

 The cafe lobby is adorned with both urinals and toilets, and the prime tables have shower heads fitted on the adjoining wall. Restaurant staff encourages diners to pose with all bathroom facilities.
Customers will sit here holding newspapers or magazines and take pictures of themselves which looks quiet funny!...Just imagine all that people going to the restroom at the same time and no doors around hahaha.  

If the imported miniature toilet bowl ceramicware used extensively by the restaurant doesn't offend you, imagine it filled with goopy brown curry. If diarrhea-looking food swimming in a toilet bowl still doesn't offend, understand the dish is named signature "golden poop" rice. Order correctly (chicken wings, Taiwanese sausage, fried tofu), and the food arrives in a miniature floor commode which was the stuff of nightmares for Western backpackers in Asia in the past.

Sadly, not all chairs are toilet seats, and none of the toilets have water tanks attached. Thankfully, seat covers are employed, and no one's actually forced to cop a squat while downing dishes so lovingly named: "black poop" (chocolate sundae), "smells-like-poop" (braised pork over rice), "constipation" (zha jiang mian), "bloody number two" (vanilla-strawberry sundae). For an Alinea-esque multi-sensory dining experience, it's best to order the stinky tofu for the pleasant malodor.


The restrooms themselves are relatively tame, as is the Taiwanese-cafe inspired menu. 
2013 fashion,

No more raccoon eyes for you!

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Under Eye Bags Remedy 

Potato Under Eye Bag Home Remedy
Ingredients:
- Potato
- Cheesecloth or Gauze

Dark Eye Circles Remedy Instructions:

Potatoes are packed with a fabulous enzyme called catecholase, which is used by many high-end cosmetic companies to lighten skin and remove dark under eye circles. Why pay the hefty price tag when this simple home remedy will lighten up those dark under eye circles with the same enzyme… 

1. Grate the potato (either by hand or in a food processor).
2. Place the shredded potato into cheesecloth or gauze to form a compress.
3. Place the compress over your eyes for 15-25 minutes.
4. Wash your eye area and apply an eye cream!

Tip:
If you keep your potato in the fridge, then the grated potato will feel even more cool and relaxing.
2013 fashion,

Make a Neon Knotted Bracelet

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By Beth Callaghan

Chinese knotting cords in vibrant fluoro shades. They are perfect for creating a delicate woven bracelet that pops with color. Stack them with other bracelets for the ultimate arm party, but they might just outshine all the rest. They're easy to make with simple square knots and a few jewelry bits and pieces.


Supplies


  • 4.8 meters (5 and 1 quarter yards) each of micro (size G) Chinese knotting cord, in two neon colors.
  • Two ribbon clamps with loops, 16 x 7.5 mm.
  • One clasp and one jump ring.
  • Scissors.
  • Needle nose pliers.
  • Clipboard.
  • Three binder clips.
  • Transparent adhesive tape.

Step 1: Preparing Your Cords

Cut each of your cords into three lengths one and three quarter meters long. You will have six cords, three in each color. Line these cords up and fold them in half, so that all the cords of one color are together. You will now have 12 cords. Line up the loops and place a piece of adhesive tape on either side to keep the cords together. You can now slip your ribbon clamp onto the folded end of the cords and clamp it with your pliers. Once it's clamped, you can peel off the tape; it will come off easily and tear where the clamp has crimped it.


Step 2: Setting Up Your Cords

Using your clipboard, clip your cords to keep them stable. Divide them into three groups of four; the left-hand and right-hand groups will each be all the same color, but the group in the center will have 2 cords of each color. From these three groups, take the two middle cords and pull them taut, clipping them to the end of your board with your binder clips.

Step 3: Knotting the Left-Hand Cords

Begin knotting on the left side; for this step, you will only being working with the four cords in this section. Of the four cords in this group, you will be using the two outer cords to knot. Take the far left-hand cord and bend it towards the other knots, laying it over the two middle cords and under the far right hand cord. You'll notice that this formation looks a little like a number four.

Bring the right-hand cord under the two middle cords and over the left-hand cord.


Pull the cords evenly on both ends to tighten the knot.

You will now repeat this knot, but starting on the right-hand cord. Bend the right-hand cord so that it looks like a backwards four, laying it over the middle cords and under the left-hand cord. Bring the left-hand cord under the middle cords and through the "number 4."


Pull the ends evenly to tighten the knot. You've completed your first square knot.

Step 4: Knotting the Right-Hand Cords

Now you will knot the right side cords; as before, for this step, you will only being working with the four cords in this right section. Of the four cords in this group, you will be using the two outer cords to knot. Take the far right-hand cord and bend it towards the other knots, laying it over the two middle cords and under the far right hand cord, forming the backwards "4."


Bring the left-hand cord under the two middle cords and over the right-hand cord.


Pull the cords evenly on both ends to tighten the knot. You will now repeat this knot, but starting with the left-hand cord. Bend the left-hand cord so that it looks like a four, laying it over the middle cords and under the right-hand cord. Bring the right-hand cord under the middle cords and through the number "4."


Pull the ends evenly to tighten the knot. Now you've got one square knot on each side.

Step 5: Knotting the Middle Cords

The final knot in this row falls in the middle. You will repeat all the parts of step 3, "Knotting the Left-Hand Cords," but here you will be using the four cords in the middle. Be sure to start with two colors on the left and two colors on the right to keep your patterning consistent.

When you've pulled the cords tightly, you'll see your three square knots that complete this row.

Step 6: Knotting the Second Row

For the second row of knots, you need to reorganize your cords. Take the two outside cords from either side and place them out of your way; you won't use them for this row. You'll have eight remaining cords, which you divide into two groups of four. Clamp down the two middle cords of each of these two groups.

Knot the left-hand group of cords as you did in Step 3, and the right-hand group as you did in Step 4. Once you've completed these knots and tightened them up, you'll have a second row with two knots.

Step 7: Complete Knotting

Continue knotting, repeating steps two through six. After each row, you will need to reorganize your cords and re-clamp them in the proper formation. Knot until your bracelet is the desired length.

Step 8: Finishing the Bracelet

When your knotting is complete, pull the loose ends taut and place some transparent adhesive tape on either side. This will keep the cords in line and prevent your knots from unraveling as you cut off the excess cords. Cut the cords relatively closely to your last row of knotting.

With your cords cut, you can now place your second ribbon clamp over the end and crimp it tight. Peel off the excess adhesive tape.

Once you have the clamp securely attached, add your clasp but opening its jump ring with pliers, slipping it on the loop of the ribbon clamp, and closing it up.
Add the single jump ring to the other side of your bracelet in the same manner. Your bracelet is complete! Wear it in style.