The Quest for Beautiful Hands

The Quest for Beautiful Hands

The desire to have beautiful, elegant hands – long nail beds, evenly toned knuckles and soft skin – has been instilled in me from a young age. From the age of 11 I’d make my pocket money by washing the dishes,…

Cover FX Has Made Me Reconsider My Stance on Cream Foundation

Cover FX Has Made Me Reconsider My Stance on Cream Foundation

When it comes to foundation, my formula of choice is liquid… so much so that I’ve developed tunnel vision where other types of foundation go over my head. Friends have tried to extol the merits of stick foundations from Tom Ford to Bobbi Brown, gel…

Coloured Eyed and Bushy Tailed

Coloured Eyed and Bushy Tailed

Something my friends and family have picked up on and endlessly lambast me for is my penchant for wearing dark colours, but when it comes to makeup I’m happy to venture out of my sartorial comfort zone and this becomes very evident…

Skincare and Statistical Analysis - The Reflections of a Recent Graduate

Skincare and Statistical Analysis – The Reflections of a Recent Graduate

In the four years since Muslimah Beauty claimed its place on the Internet, I’ve been a student, made obvious either by my absence around exam season or the incessant whining about my essay-writing induced acne. In 2011 when I finally plucked up the courage…

Additions to the Book Shelf

Additions to the Book Shelf

Having recently completed my master’s, I now have the pleasure of reading books other than the ones that sat on my desk for two months whilst writing my dissertation. Gone are the textbooks on sustainable economic development through tourism and in are some…

The Beauty Business | Florence Adepoju - Founder of MDMflow

The Beauty Business | Florence Adepoju – Founder of MDMflow

In an industry where most beauty brands boil down to a handful of common denominator conglomerates, I truly relish launches from those that are niche and independent with a great backstory, and one that’s been on my radar as of late…

An Unlikely Home

An Unlikely Home

I’ve shared the contents of my beauty cabinet on several occasions, but how’s the fridge for beauty storage? There are two main reasons why the same place I keep my milk and eggs makes for great storage in comparison to the bathroom cabinet –…

The Exam Season Kit

The Exam Season Kit

As if one degree wasn’t enough, last year I decided to read for a master’s and subject myself to more late nights spent writing 4,500 word essays on topics from how governments in the Gulf can promote entrepreneurship in their economies to why…

I'm Not Quite Ready to Leave Winter and This is Why...

I’m Not Quite Ready to Leave Winter and This is Why…

Granted that along with the winter come frosted fingers that you’re certain will drop off the next time you leave the house without gloves, or wind so vicious it penetrates what you thought was a hijab that’d keep you warm….