The SKIN campaign was inspired by many things. Firstly for my passion for cultures and traditions, secondly to break up the trend of having brands with clothing dressed on only lighter skinned models. I wanted something for everyone: men, women; from every background. I played on the theme of marriage as you can tell by the names of the hijabs. The word, marriage, is all about bringing entities together. This is what SKIN is about. For EVERYONE.

The Perfect Sponge Cake – Mama’s Recipe

Many of you have been asking me relentlessly to divulge my mama's special cake recipe, so here it is! It's the best cake I have ever had in my life, very fluffy, light and delicious - most importantly, so simple to make. Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 330g flour
  • 330g sugar
  • 2 table spoons of butter (hard and cold)
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence (we use powder)

Organic Handmade Luxury Skincare?

Like most bloggers, I get sent many products to review and try out. A couple months back I was sent a few products by a London based handmade organic skincare range called H&O Skincare. I started using them a couple weeks ago and thought I would give you guys a written review on my thoughts on every one of the products because I'm very impressed (PS. there's a special discount code for you guys at the end of this post.)

My First Makeover & Gele!

So my friend Taslima (the artist behind @mabellemakeover on IG) came all the way to Birmingham to give me a full on makeover (gele included) & I filmed it as a tutorial for you guys. I’ve never had a proper makeover before so this was really bizarre for me as I’m usually the one doing the makeup lol. Anyway, I do hope you enjoy the video, and as always, I present to you the glorious product breakdown. (more…)

Orange Drugstore Summer Ready Makeup Tutorial!

I’M BAAAAAAACK. I know. I know, the last time I’ve uploaded a video was like two weeks ago which is absolutely terrible. Maybe I’ll make a post about it soon. ANYWAY, this is currently my absolutely favourite look and it’s DRUGSTORE (some products are a little on the ‘high end’ of the drugstore). This look has totally got me ready for the summer. WHAT DO YOU THINK? (more…)

Pink Glittery Makeup

So I went COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone with this look – I really don’t like pink, not pink makeup, not pink clothes, NOTHING – many of you have been requesting it so I thought I would give it a try. This look is perfect for any occasion, also great for prom and grad! (more…)

Milani Cosmetics Conceal + Perfect Foundation Review

I first mentioned this foundation in my latest beauty haul which you could watch here - I got it from Beauty B Cosmetics  which is a great online store that specialises in selling makeup products harder to find in the UK. The foundation has been raved about on youtube and I recently saw it on Nikkie's channel, I was astounded at how beautifully it covered and looked natural. So here's my person

Comfotable outfit and everyday glam! DETAILS.

It can’t only be me who needs a little bit of glam on a gloomy day to get cheered up! This is my go to look on those days. Try loosing the lashes for a much more understated look. However when it comes to makeup & my face; I like it wild. LOL. As for the outfit, I can’t also be the only one who likes a beat face with ultra comfy attire?


  • Tea tree Oil
  • Salima skincare Derma Glow Toner (use code HABIBA for 20% off)
  • Salima Skincare Oil control Cream (use code HABIBA for 20% off)
  • Nyx conceal, correct, contour palette (deep)
  • Milani cosmetics conceal + perfect foundation (sand beige)
  • Maybelline fit me foundation 220
  • Maybelline fit me concealer 20
  • Laura mercier translucent powder
  • Mac studio fix powder C40
  • Toofaced Cocoa Contour
  • Becca ‘opal’ shimmer (highlighter)



  • The Balm Balmsai palette


  • Limecrime velvetine ‘shroom’ mixed with Faryal Makhdoom lipstick in ‘honey kiss me’
  • Mac ‘cork’ lip liner

Habiba xo

How I am dealing with my recent breakout!

As many of you have noticed, I recently had a few breakouts on my face. There are many factors that have caused this; mainly due to my raging hormones around this time and my current eating habits (who knew snacking at the office would be this bad!) However, I've already been working on keeping scarring and spots at bay. I thought I would share some of the products I have been using and how I deal with new spots!  

Step 1: regulation

I recently found tea tree oil to be the be

No foundation! Easy makeup look

No foundation! That’s right, I’ve omitted my favourite part of my makeup routine during this video. I hope you all enjoy the routine just as much as I enjoyed filming it!


  • Bee Good lift and brighten eye cream
  • Salima Skincare Derma Perfect Moisture Cream (use code ‘habiba’ for 20% off)
  • MUFE HD concealer 345
  • Nars creamy concealer (ginger)
  • Laura Mercier translucent powder
  • Toofaced Cocoa contour
  • Becca shimmer (pearl)


  • Illamasqua eyeshadow (justify)
  • Ardell demi wispies (using Demure Lashes glue – use code ‘habibadasilva’ for discount here)
  • Illamasqua Gel liner
  • Benefit they’re real mascara


  • The Balm Balmsai palette


  • MAC stripdown lipliner
  • MAC lipstick (naturally transformed)


Habiba xo


Bridesmaid/prom GRWM

Here it is. The sequel to the bridal look I did on Rima. I typically play it safe and stick to neutrals for my eye makeup, however I added a gorgeous powder blue shadow (my all time favourite shade of blue) which really made my contacts pop! I’m also really loving this effortless hijab style recently, what do you think?

I really hope you enjoy this look just as much as I did creating it.


  • Salima Skincare Derma Perfect Moisture Cream
  • Nivea aftershave balm (as primer!)
  • Lancome Teint Miracle 048
  • Nars creamy concealer Ginger
  • Laura Mercier translucent powder
  • TooFaced Cocoa contour
  • theBalm maryLou highlighter
  • Mac powder c40


  • Mac Paint pot Camel coat
  • mac powder c40
  • The Balmjovi palette ‘allegro’
  • LimeCrime Venus II ‘filter’ and ‘boot’
  • Illamasqua gel liner
  • Rimmel exaggerate liner
  • Benefit they’re real mascara
  • Demure Lashes mink lashes ‘adore’ USE CODE habibadasilva FOR DISCOUNT
  • Demure Lashes lash glue


  • Mac retractable brow pencil ‘spiked’


  • Mac Stripdown lipliner
  • Inglot lipstick 404


Vintage Bridal Makeup ft Rima Tadmory

Hey loves! I have been requested to do a bridal makeup look REPETITIVELY! So I thought it would be great to film this with a soft vintage flair and beautiful Rima. Would you rock this on your wedding day?

I’m also considering on going back to taking some makeup bookings.. What do you guys think?

The makeup breakdown:


  • Salima Skincare Derma Perfect Moisture Cream
  • Illamasqua matte primer
  • Max Factor Miracle Match ‘light ivory’
  • Rimmel Match Perfection concealer ‘soft beige’
  • LA Girl concealer ‘fawn’
  • Toofaced Cocoa Contour
  • Laura Mercier Translucent powder
  • Illamasqua translucent powder
  • The Balm highlighter


  • Illamasqua eyeshadow ‘justify’
  • The balm Balm jovi palette ‘allegro’
  • The Balm Meet Matte Trimony (NOT OUT YET) ‘matt reed’ (a  matte dark brown/purple)
  • Maybelline 34 Lustrous Beige
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Demure Lashes ‘Chloe’ USE CODE habibadasilva FOR DISCOUNT
  • Illamasqua gel liner
  • Maybelline felt tip liner
  • Illamasqua pure pigment ‘static’
  • Mac Technakhol ‘bare asset’


  • Mac retractable brow pencil ‘spiked’
  • The Balm Balmsai palette, eyeshadows ‘ripper’ and ‘rightous’


  • Mac stripdown lipliner
  • LimeCrime velvatine ‘shroom’


Makeup and Hijab Makeover!

Hey all! SO I have been getting soo many requests to do makeup on a darker skintone, and I’ve finally managed to do so! I did a gorgeous makeover on my friend Fats which really suits her so much. Be sure to watch the video and let me know what you think.

As promised, here are the makeup details!


  • Salima skincare ‘derma perfect’ moisturiser
  • TooFaced Born this way Foundation ‘Mahogany’
  • Makeup Forever invisible cover concealer 345
  • Coastal Scents 10 concealer palette
  • Laura Mercier tranbslucent powder
  •  Illamasqua powder foundation 325
  • Illamasqua bronzing duo (I used these to highlight) ‘Glint &Ra’
  • Sleek blush by three ‘sugar’


  • The Balm Balmsai palette, eyeshadows ‘ripper’ and ‘rightous’
  • ABH brush
  • Coastal scents 10 concealer palette


  • illamasqua translucent powder to set the eyes
  • The Balm Meet Matte Trimony (NOT OUT YET) ‘matt reed’ (a  matte dark brown/purple) and ‘matt Ahmed’ (matte black)
  • TooFaced Semi-sweet palette ‘cocoa chilli’ on the lid
  • Illamasqua gel liner
  • Rimmel liquid liner (exaggerate)
  • Demure Lashes ‘Aubrey’ USE CODE ‘habibadasilva’ FOR DISCOUNT
  • L’Oreal mascara


  • Milani cosmetics lip liner ‘cocoa’
  • Limecrime Shroom velvetine
  • Limecrime Salem velvetine
  • The Balm Meet Matte Hughes ‘Loyal’

HIJAB: Voile Chic



مكياج عربي و حجاب خفيف | Get Ready With Me

This is my first ever makeup tutorial in Arabic! I hope you like it.


Product list:

Salima skincare soothing toner

Salima skincare derma moisture cream

Nivea aftershave balm

Estee Lauder Maximum cover foundation

Lancome Teint Miracle foundation 048

Mac Paint pot ‘camel coat’

Twofaced natural eyes palette

Maybelline felt tip liner

Fatihas lashes ‘laila’

Nars Creamy concealer

Sleek Creme to powder foundation ‘chocolate’

Laura Mercier Translucent powder

Rimmel Scandaleyes kohl black eyeliner

Two faced chocolate palette

Balm Voyage palette (highlight)

Illamasqua powder foundation

Mac lipliner ‘stripdown’

Dose of colors liquid lipstick ‘cork’


Thank you for watching!

February Wish List

Hey all! I hope your weekend has been nothing short of awesome so far. So I thought I would try to have at least one monthly Blog post, and I really like the idea of sharing with you certain things that I have been... admiring from afar recently. I'm not the most materialistic person and don't really care much for designer labels etc, but some products I have been craving for either due to necessity or pure desire! SO here are five items I can't wait to get my hands on! <

KHAKI Makeup Look

One of my favourite colours of all time is Khaki, so when I stumbled on the most beautiful shade of khaki in cream eyeshadow form I knew I just HAD to make a makeup tutorial of it. This look has quickly become my favourite and I hope you find inspiration in it!   Product down-low:  

Back From Nigeria AGAIN VLOG

hey Hey HEY! So there's been quite a bit of confusion recently since I've been to Nigeria twice in the space of two months, I've been taking part in events and hanging out with my friends, OH - let's not forget I've also been basking in glorious weather. Nigeria is such a beautiful and lively country which I hope to visit again and again! In the mean time, I'm sure you'd like to get a glimpse of what my trip was like, don't forget to click on the play button on my VLOG week 4 to check it a

Everyday Get Ready With Me: Makeup & Hijab

So I haven't done one of these in AGES. This is the look I always go for if I want to look elegant and presentable. I hope you enjoy! Products used:
  • SALIMA soothing toner
  • SALIMA Perfect Derma moisture cream
  • Witch anti-blemish primer
  • Balmsai Palette
  • Coastal Scents Concealer palette
  • Maybelline fit me 220
  • Mac studio fix powder C