Why I Became A Makeup Artist.

Dear Diary, It is finally time I answer the question that is on the minds of many people- why did I become a Makeup Artist. Where did this idea spring from etc. etc. Let me tell you a story. A story about my relationship with makeup throughout my life. Embrace yourselves, it’s got a whole…

Rant: Education

Dear Diary, I have graduated university! Four long painful yet memorable years have finally come to an end. I will receive a fancy piece of paper with my name on it worth over $50k, my blood, sweat, tears and a whole lot of caffeine. But hey it was all worth it…right?  I’m not too sure…

Review: Afida Essential Oils

Dear Diary, This organic lifestyle is going great! And no I’m not saying that because I want y’all to think I’m cool, since my previous post about Thissle’s Organic beauty and care products, I have been on the hunt for more cool organic companies that do something unique without the chemicals! I came across another…

Review: Thissle

Dear Diary, My love for organic products is endless! And no, its not to keep up with trends, I had switched to organic way before it became a thing. From my chicken to my dairy products and fruits and vegetables, it’s all 100% organic and I couldn’t be happier! However, feeding myself organic wasn’t enough,…

Shazia’s Makeup Must-Haves

Dear Diary, After years of purchasing makeup, and splurging hundreds of dollars on it, I have managed to narrow down my absolute favourite makeup products that I can’t find elsewhere. These are products that I believe EVERYONE should have, whether they are beginners or experts, this stuff is a part of all of my makeup…

Tis’was a White Eid

Dear Diary, I’ve got loads to talk about today! Everything from makeup, to Eid, to outfits, to my latest accesories, to what I’m doing with my life and so on! The amazing month of Ramadan has come and left, and with an amazing month comes an amazing celebration of course! Eid! I won’t get into…

South Asian Mehndi Outfits

Dear Diary, Wedding season is around the corner! That means my most favourite event is also happening; Mehndi/ Dholk! i A mehndi/dholki is typically when the bride and the bridal party apply henna and sing and dance to melodious tunes. In the spirit of wedding season, I’m going to post a series of outfit inspiration…

Winter Greens

Dear Diary, It’s been a while! Well ‘a while’ is an understatement, it’s been centuries.  And I promise I did not fall off the face of the earth, I’m here and I’m ready to get back on track. I’ve been busy, with school, life, work etc. But I’ve missed you, and I’m here to stay!…

Eid Mubarak!

Dear Diary, My god, it’s been so long since I’ve written here! So I shall slowly start updating you on what’s been going on. First thing’s first, EID! Eid is a festival that takes place to celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan, -to know what Ramadan is check out my post here. Eid took…

Stigma: Mental Health

Dear Diary, I’m back with another rant! If you didn’t get a chance to look at my previous one, you can check here. So as you can see from the titles of my rant posts, I have this thing against stigma (don’t we all?). It hits my core every time I hear someone generalizing based on…

Stigma: Rape

Dear Diary, Today I don’t wanna talk about my day, today I want to speak what’s on my mind. Coming from a South Asian background, there are many cultural variations between the east and west- and I don’t just mean the bright colourful weddings. I’m talking about perception, societal views/values etc. Now don’t get me…

Welcome Ramadan!

Dear Diary, It’s my most favourite time of year! The month of Ramadan has dawned upon us! For those who don’t know, Ramadan is a month in the Islamic calendar where Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. Now, I could answer and explain several questions about Ramadan here, but thank you Buzzfeed for covering that…