Saturday, 29 December 2012

Quotes for Contentment

Ever feel as if things are not going your way? Remember that Allah knows what is best for you and everything is from His will.

“Do not look to those above you. Look to those below you, as it will more likely remind you of Allah’s favors bestowed on you.” (Saheeh al-Bukharee and Saheeh Muslim)

“There is no Muslim servant who says in the morning and the evening three times: I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as my religion and with Muhammad (peace be upon him) as my Prophet, except that it will be a right upon Allah to please him on the Day of Judgment.” (Ahmad)

“Know that even if the whole community were to gather together to benefit you with something, they would not benefit you with anything except that which Allah has already recorded for you, and that if they gather together to harm you with something, they would not be able to harm you with anything except that which Allah has already recorded against you.” (At-Tirmidhi)

"You shall surely be tried in your possessions, and your persons, and you shall surely hear many hurtful things from those who were given the Book before you, and from those who set up equals to Allah. But if you show patience and fortitude and act righteously, that indeed is a matter of high resolve."  (Surah Al-`Imran: 18)

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Mini MUA Haul

Last month Make Up Academy (MUA) had 30% off off their items online to celebrate reaching 30,000 FB followers (or something like that).

Anyhoo, I purchased a few things as can be seen from the pics.

Clockwise from left: MUA  Mystical Glitter Nail Polish in Starfish & Jellyfish, Undressed Eyeshadow palette, 2 x Extreme Felt Liners, Extreme Curl Mascara.

You can see the glitter in the Mystical Glitter Nail polish a little better.

I read that the undressed palette is a very good dupe of Urban Decay's Naked palette and the only main difference being the price so I can't wait to test this out.

So how much did this all cost after the 30% off? Under a tenner! (£9.75 to be precise).

Are you a MUA fan? What are your must haves?




Sorry for not posting recently...have been busy. I also had an interview (didn't get it) and a cold. The interview was sooo long it took the whole day as it was a selection process so we had a few tasks to do, by the end of I was knackered and couldn't wait to get home.

Anyway, I am off work for a bit so will Insha Allah be posting.
How have you all been anyway? Need to catch up with your blogs/youtube channels!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

50 Quotes to Help You Live Like You Were Dying

Salaam! Long time I know. Hope you are all well and not too cold (if you are in the UK) Brrr!

Just thought I'd share some inspirational quotes that reminds us life is too precious to spend on unnecessary things.A lot of the quotes are on making the most of your time.

I've posted some of my faves and you can see the rest on the link

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. ~Wayne Dyer

Every man dies. Not every man really lives. ~Braveheart

 ♦ Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. ~Stephen Vincent BenĂ©t

As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do. ~Zachary Scott

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. ~Ruth E. Renkl

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. ~Larry McMurtry, Some Can Whistle

 ♦ If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance. ~Andrea Boydston

Lost time is never found again. ~Benjamin Franklin

You only live once; but if you live it right, once is enough. ~Adam Marshall

The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there. ~Monica Baldwin

Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion. ~Author Unknown

Also, from an Islamic viewpoint, remember the following: "O my people! This life of the present is nothing but (temporary) convenience: it is the Hereafter that is the Home that will last." (Surah Mu'min: 39)

Which ones were your favourite?