Like the rainbow
after the rain
joy will reveal itself
after sorrow. ~ Rupi Kaur
Enroute Buckinghamshire ❤
Some dark chocolate, a hot drink and a good book = 👌🏻
. > Lavender plant @dunelmuk
> Dark chocolate @greenandblacks
> Marble tray @dunelmuk
> Book : This is going to Hurt by @amateuradam
3/4/2019: 👶🏻 .
My baby niece is growing so fast - she's 2 months already and we're all totally in love with her! 💕
ما شاء الله اللهم بارك لها .
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Personalised Qur'an and Dua pillow : @qurancube@qurancubepersonalised
. ~ كلمة الحمدلله : فيها مجامع الثناء و المحبة لله ، فيها الإعتراف بنعم الله والشكر له على كل حال ، يكفي أن الحمد لا تصرف إلا لله .. الحمدلله ~ .
The word Alhamdulillah - All collections of praise and love for Allah reside in it and it encompasses gratitude and blessings that Allah has bestowed in all circumstances. It is enough for us to praise none other than Allah.
Hello Spring 🤗 .
During this time of the year, when exams are approaching and there are so many deadlines to meet, everything can seem so stressful. So, I thought I'd share some of the things I like to do at the end of a long day to unwind 🤗. .
1) Reading some Qur'aan is the best stress reliever EVER! I can't recommend it enough - even if it means spending 5/10 mins reading or listening to it before you sleep. 😇
2) Showing gratitude is so important and I find that simply thinking of 3 things that I am grateful for at the end of the day really makes me feel positive. It's always really important to appreciate all the blessings Allah has given us 💞
3) I've just recently started using the @ritualscosmetics night balm (for hands) before I go to sleep, and I really like it. I wouldn't say it's moisturising but it smells REALLY good. It's got a really calming smell (if that makes sense lol). I also use the @lush sleepy lotion occasionally too. I've found that since I've started using it, I get a much better sleep at night, and (because of the good sleep) end up having a lot of energy the next day 🙌🏻 .
Let me know of anything you do before going to sleep in the comments section below 👇🏻 .
21/3/2019: ❣ .
What's your favourite colour to wear? I love pastels! 😍 I'll be honest, 99% of the time I'm in my PJ's at home😂🙈 But, whenever I do get dressed up, I much prefer wearing lighter colours than darker colours 💗🧕🏻 .
Ivory/white lace blouse(petite): @dorothyperkins
Regular pastel pink skinny jeans: @hm
Blush bag: @dorothyperkins
Nail mani mask @barrymcosmetics
20/3/2019: 🧕🏻 .
Good Morning 💕 currently on my way 🚗 to a training course for the day and super stressed that I have an assignment due tomorrow 😩 and I've only done half of it 😕🙈 - I'll have to find time in the evening to do it inshaAllah 🙏🏼 Anyways, are you an iced coffee or hot coffee drinker? Let me know in the comments section! For me, it's iced coffee always🤗 💗🧕🏻
8/3/2019: ☀ .
My younger sister👩🏻 has been using this @larocheposayuki SPF for a year now and she wanted me to give y'all her review on it 🤗. She really loves it and says it's perfect for everyday wear. She had been looking for a light-weight, mineral-based sunscreen (that was suitable for dry & sensitive skin) for a while and after researching thoroughly into it, she was inspired by @doctor_u_derm to purchase it. The face sunscreen is travel friendly which is 👌🏼 It's also rich in antioxidants which help protect the skin from pollution in the air.
P.S: It's highly recommended that you apply sunscreen everyday (regardless of the weather) to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays (which come in two forms: UVA & UVB, and both of these are carcinogenic).
I was kindly sent these Broccoli crisps 🥦 by @growersgarden last week and they are soooooo good (I'm actually craving some right now lol 🙈😍)! They're definitely one of the nicest "healthy" crisps I've tried 😋 🙌🏻 .
5/3/2019: 🇰🇷 .
Tag your fave K-beauty brands and their products that you love below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 .
I've noticed that Korean beauty has been trending a lot recently (not surprised because their skin is amazing! 🙌🏻) so I was browsing through the @feelunique website (they have a whole K Beauty section 💕 👍🏻) and came across @petitfee_korea Black pearl and Gold eye patches. They contain collagen which is really good in maintaining youthful looking skin 👧🏻 .
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What's your favourite lipstick shade to wear? I love the formulation of @narsissist lipsticks and neutral shades are my favourite because they are so versatile and suitable for every day wear 🤗💗🧕🏻
. ~ یقین ركیں کہ آپ کر سکتے ہیں. اورآپ آدھا تو کر چکے ہیں ~ .
. ~ Believe you can and you're halfway there ~ .
25/2/2019: 🍒 .
Happy Monday 💗🧕🏻
. ~ رَّبُّكُمْ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا فِي نُفُوسِكُمْ إِن تَكُونُوا صَالِحِينَ فَإِنَّهُ كَانَ لِلْأَوَّابِينَ غَفُورًا ~ . .
. ~ Your Lord is most knowing of what is within yourselves. If you should be righteous [in intention] – then indeed He is ever, to the often returning [to Him], Forgiving ~
[ Al-Isra 17:25] .
Thank you so much to @montybojangles for sending me these chocolate truffles! My family and I absolutely loved them 😍 ( "scrumple nutty" was our favourite). @montybojangles have kindly given me a discount code for y'all to use - EVERYTHINGMYLIFESTYLE - and this will get you 10% off their Truffle Trunk. .
. • I love how you can fully customise the trunks yourself - you can fill a trunk with 9 boxes from their range of 10 flavours 🙌🏻 (Each trunk has 100 truffles).
• If you want to give it as a gift to friends/family then there's an option to add a message card for FREE 🤗
There chocolates have won 'Great Taste Awards' and they really are DELICIOUS 😍
• This is available exclusively on their website: www.montybojangles.com - go check it out!! .
. 💗🧕🏻 *GIFTED*
Made these chocolate truffles a while back and y'all requested I shared the recipe (from my insta-stories poll), so here it is: . • Finely chop the chocolate - I used 150g of dark chocolate. Chopping the chocolate helps it melt more quickly and evenly. .
. • Heat double cream - I heated 150ml of cream over the hob just to simmering point. .
• Cover the chocolate with the cream - I poured the hot cream over the chopped chocolate, and I left it for a minute for the chocolate to melt. Once the chocolate was melted, I whisked the ganache mixture until it was smooth. .
• Cool the chocolate ganache before scooping and rolling - I left it to cool completely in the fridge and then used an ice-cream scoop to make small chocolate balls. I then coated them in cocoa powder and placed them in the fridge for a further 30 minutes to firm up. .
This is a really simple and easy recipe and my family really enjoyed them! 💗🧕🏻
11/2/2019: 🧕🏻 .
It's about time I introduce myself properly to y'all since there's a lot of new people joining my little Insta-blog. 💗 I'm going to try and answer some common FAQs about myself.. so here goes...
1) My name is Maryam 🤗
2) I am originally from Pakistan 🇵🇰 but was born in the UK 🇬🇧. I spent a few years of my childhood in Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦.
3) I'm a very family orientated person and I love spending time with my family 💕
4) I'm a big foodie and I love trying out new things. My favourite cuisines are pan-Asian, Italian, Mexican and ofcourse traditional Pakistani food 😋😍
5) The aim of my blog is really just to share things I enjoy as well as spread peace, happiness & positivity. 😇🌸💗
6) I am very selective when it comes to deciding which brands I want to collaborate with because I only want to work with brands/companies that I truly love and would actually use if I didn't have this blog. I've had brands reach out to me in the past and had to politely decline because I felt it's not something that fits my lifestyle (With most food companies, I am happy to accept as long as it's Halal ofcourse) 🧕🏻😊 7)That's all I have to say (I'm not very good at talking about myself)🙈😂 so I'll leave this space for anyone to ask any question (in the comments section👇🏻) that I haven't answered here.🤗 Also, If you've read this far, let me know a bit about yourself in the comments section or just say Hi 😁 - I'd love to know more about my followers. 🌸💗🧕🏻.
Thank you all for 2K followers 🎉 I'm so grateful for all your love & support. 💗🧕🏻
Craving this icecream again 🙈😋🍦 Tag someone you would want to go have this with 👇🏻👇🏻
. ~ First niece الحمد لله 25/1/2019~
ماشاء الله تبارك الله اللهم بارك لها . . 💗🧕🏻
20/1/2019: Currently obsessed with Lychees 😋 what's your favourite fruit currently? Let me know in the comments section below 👇🏻👇🏻💗🧕🏻
20/1/2019: One of the best books I've read so far! If you're looking for a good book to read, then I would definitely recommend reading this true story of what life is like for a Saudi Arabian Princess by #jeansasson 💗🧕🏻
~كن التغيير الذي تريد أن تراه في العالم~
~ Be the change you want to see in the world ~ 💗🧕🏻
. ~ أحسن الحُسن حُسن الأدب ~ .
~ The best beauty, is beautiful manners ~ 💗🧕🏻
13/1/2019: I made these "Healthy-ish" Dark Chocolate and Honey Cornflake Clusters a few days ago and my family loved them 💕 I used approximately 100g of milk chocolate and 500g of @marksandspencer 100% cocoa solids dark chocolate🍫 To sweeten them (because my younger siblings and cousins aren't really fans of dark chocolate) I added some honey 🍯 in too. They tasted exactly like how normal chocolate clusters usually taste 😋 - I'll definitely be making them again inshaAllah🙌🏻 💗🧕🏻
10/1/2019: I watched @mrsvitale Chia Pudding Recipe on YouTube yesterday with my little brother🧑🏻 & sister👧🏻 and they really wanted to make it at home. So last night, all three of us made our own versions of the Chocolate & Peanut butter Chia Seed Pudding and refrigerated it overnight - @mrsvitale added maple syrup to hers, but i didn't add it in mine because I didn't want it to be sweet.😊 My sister👧🏻 doesn't like peanut butter🥜, so she didn't add it in and my brother🧑🏻 followed the exact recipe! It's really simple and you can make so many different flavour combinations and include different toppings (@mrsvitale topped hers with bananas🍌 but i'm not a fan of bananas so we topped ours with strawberries🍓 and blueberries)! We also sprinkled some mixed seeds on top for some crunch 😋 It's a really healthy breakfast option and we all loved it! 🙌🏻Can't wait to make it again soon 💗🧕🏻
10/1/2019: I read this quote by Ibn Al-Qayyim a while back and found it really inspiring so I thought I'd share it with y'all 💕 “Whosoever causes his heart to settle with his Lord shall find himself in a calm and tranquil condition and whosoever sends it amongst the people shall be disturbed and excessively perturbed.” [Book: The Hardness of The Heart By Ibn Al-Qayyim] 🙌🏻💗🧕🏻
8/1/2019: Be sincere in your aim and you will find the support of Allaah surrounding you. 💗🧕🏻
8/1/2019: Tea & Teacakes 💗🧕🏻
8/1/2019: Aim for this year is to be more fluent in Arabic إن شاء الله
Let me know in the comments what languages you speak (& if your learning a new language what is it?) 👇🏻👇🏻💗🧕🏻
3/1/2019: All about the brows ~ 💗🧕🏻
3/1/2019: Hot Chocolate & Cake 💗🧕🏻
3/1/2019: I'm all about the natural brows & the @benefitcosmeticsuk foolproof brow powder is great for me. As someone with naturally full eyebrows this is perfect because it fills in any little gaps and defines the shape of them a bit more.💗🧕🏻
2/1/2019: I think I've found my favourite tea (after peppermint tea ofcourse😛) - The Earl Grey @twiningsteauk tea is sooo good! It's light & refreshing, and blends perfectly with the citrusy bergamot. 🙌💗🧕🏻
1/1/2019: What's one thing you hope to achieve in 2019?👇🏻 One thing I'd like to do this year is to eat healthier 🙌🍽💗🧕🏻
29/12/2018: I've recently been watching @pickuplimes a lot on YouTube and her videos are so inspiring 😊 I watched her 'Breakfast Berry Parfait' video last night and decided to make my own version for breakfast this morning. It's so easy to make & it's so healthy (yummy too!)🙌😁 You can check her video out on YouTube for the recipe but here's my take on it: I layered granola, @yeovalley yoghurt, defrosted frozen berries and topped it all with some chia seeds, chopped pecans and fresh blueberries 😋 Let me know in the comments section who your current fave YouTuber! 👇🏻👇🏻💗🧕🏻
28/12/2018: This one was my favourite 😋 What's your favourite type of chocolate - do you prefer milk, dark or white? Let me know in the comments 👇🏻💗🧕🏻
28/12/2018: It's never too cold for icecream 😋🍦💗🧕🏻
27/12/2018: Chocolate coated strawberries 🍓🍫💗🧕🏻
24/12/2018: Acquire knowledge and teach people. Learn along with it dignity, tranquility and humility for those who teach you and humility for those whom you teach. 💗🧕🏻
***CLOSED**** ***GIVEAWAY*** Hey y'all! With 2019 round the corner, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for the support over the past few months. My little blog is growing beyond my expectations Alhamdulillah 🙈😊💗 I'm giving away the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam eyeshadow palette and in order to have a chance to win, all you have to do is the following:
1) Like this post! ✔
2) Follow me @everythingmylifestyle 🧕🏻
3) Tag 3 of your best friends 💗
• UK based only • There is only 1 winner. • Winner will be announced on the 30th of January 2019 at 12pm.
One of my favourite perfumes @hermes 😍 I love perfumes that have soft floral scents like this 💗🧕🏻 What types of perfumes do y'all like? Let me know in the comments section below! 👇🏻😊
“Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.”
(Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249).
ADGIFTED | Thank you so much to @everjournals for sending me this beautiful personalised journal! Go check them out and get yourself one too! 💗🧕🏻
The days of life pass away like clouds, so do good while you are alive.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
I usually prefer smoothie bowls for breakfast during the summer but my youngest sister really wanted me to make her one this morning, so I made one for myself and one for her.🧕🏻👧🏻 I used, 1/3 cup frozen mixed berries, 1/3 cup frozen mixed exotic fruit (papaya, melon and pineapple), 1/3 cup of spinach, 1/4 cup of rolled oats, a teaspoon of @meridianfoods peanut butter and about 1/2 a cup of water. All of that went into a blender and once it was done, i put it in a bowl and topped it with fresh strawberries, chia seeds and oats. (For the second bowl which isn't pictured I added some granola too!) You can really add any toppings you like! It's really tasty😋 and a great way to start the day 💗🧕🏻Happy Sunday! 🤗
AD | I was sent ingredient boxes with recipe cards from @khuraaki in the mail. Really impressed with the packaging - particularly how the chicken was packaged in an insulated material to keep it cold.✅ Everything looked fresh and was labelled. Today i decided to make the Garlic Chicken Pho and it tasted really good!😍 It took under 30 minutes to make which was awesome! I've got a promo code for y'all 😊 just type '33SIMPLYHALAL' in at checkout to get £'s of your first order! 💗🧕🏻
That chip on the bowl is really annoying me 😫
AD | The @peppersmithuk chewing gum and mints are must-have items in my bag.😊 I love that they're actually 'good sweets' - they are sugar free and made with xylitol which kills bacteria in your teeth!😁 (they taste great too!!)
And lol yes I do like to carry disposable straws in my bag in case I go somewhere and they don't have any straws 😂🙈🧕🏻 Comment down below 3 items you always keep in your bag. 👇🏻💗🧕🏻
Currently loving granola topped with fruit for breakfast!🧕🏻💗 What do you like to eat for breakfast? 👇🏻
What's your favourite bath & body product? 💗🧕🏻
The last few days I have done nothing productive I literally stayed in bed for most of the day everyday and today I woke up and was beating myself up over wasting time I could of put to better use😒 I’m telling ye this to let ye know no matter how positive and driven you are, you will still go threw lazy/unmotivated phases and that is okay! I had a think to myself, put my mindset back in the right place and realized beating myself up is pointless so I picked myself up and brushed myself off and put a big smile on my face and made my day productive😁 Hope this motivates you people feeling lazy to go get chasing what you want and you driven people to keep on pushing! Adapt and overcome💯 #motivation#adaptandovercome