Lifestyle · Relationship · Uncategorized

I AM A WORKING WOMAN

Alarm clock ticking and ringing . with a sneaky peeky eyes, i turned off the alarm.

Oh shit! I can’t be late again.

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she takes a quick shower and runs to the kitchen. she was confused where to start and barely tasted the coffee she prepared herself and for her husband. she leaves the house making sure all is neat and clean and locked the door. Holding the Key tight in one hand and the lunch pack for her husband in the other hand, she manages to reach the car quick. Her regular breakfast was that tea from the shop at the other end of the road and a quick sandwich. she manages to take a quick short naps wherever possible and reaches the office and when she signs in at 5 min late their are big fat mouths everywhere.

she settles down at her desk with a deep relieving breathe. The day starts with a starring boss at one end and a nagging colleagues on the other hand.

Hey! Are you fine ! asked me my only compatible colleague. Yeah. it is just the another same day i got late was my reply.

Office phone rings……..

” Hello , How can i help you ” And the day goes like that solving the client problems, file works, assignments, meeting deadlines, meetings. I used to start at 8 a.m. and finish at 9 p.m. or later. I’d grab a bite to eat in the five-minute break I had between meetings.

Felt like life can go forever like this and suddenly when she turned back she felt she is missing something that was the Balance. she felt like the rope connecting her Work and Family was missing.

We realized that it was as important to nurture our marriage . So we decided to make some changes.

she makes coffee — and they sit and talk about family, the news, vacations they would like to take, or politics. The meet friends, have dinner , had some “US TIME ” Starting the day this way ensures SHE keeps her focus on being a wife first and working woman next.

Women still have to do the lion’s share of housework despite going out to work. Researchers found that they spent three times as long on domestic chores, such as cooking, cleaning and washing, food shopping, looking after sick relatives and carrying out repairs

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Look at her ,so much of attitude she has.

Look at her so much of arrogance she has. Can’t even smile.

Hey !look at her running behind money leaving her daughter at home. I wonder ,how she manages to be at home. she might be having a maid.

Look at her , she got promotion. I wish , i should have been a woman

Look at her always late to office.

Her husband asked her do you wanna quit? and she smiled and said Me Never.

she never quits being the woman her husband wants, being the woman her mother in law wants, being the Daughter her parents wants, being the mother her children wants,being the woman her office wants, being the bold women her stalker wants.she keeps doing the same and keeps being the same.

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BY THE WAY I WOULD LOVE TO ANSWER BACK FEW OF THE QUESTION YOU STICKED ON ME

Look at her ,so much of attitude she has.

OHH NO, Did i hurt your Ego?

Look at her so much of arrogance she has. Can’t even smile.

ohh man!! If i smile you might call me slut, i can manage with this arrogance. even the arrogance has a beauty you know.

Hey !look at her running behind money leaving her daughter at home. I wonder ,how she manages to be at home. she might be having a maid.

okay. Then do one thing take care of my daughter’s future expenses as i would like to meet all her basic needs and the needs i could full fill. Let me know when you are ready.It would be gratefull.

Look at her , she got promotion. I wish , i should have been a woman

“Gender inequalities in all areas are rooted in social structures but also in attitudes,” If i get promotion it is because i had some extra stuffs that you don’t have. If you get then it is purely the hot ass job you did. HURRAY!!!!!!!!!!

Look at her always late to office.

YEEAH !! i got a family to take care and some serious responsibility to do which i manage to do. I can’t afford to lose any. “women are assigned and spend more time on non-promotable tasks than men [our emphasis]. These non-promotable tasks are any activity that is beneficial to the organization, but does not contribute to career advancement.” So basically, things men don’t want to do are being handed to women. and that belongs to both home and work.

A woman’s decision to work is personal and should not be judged by society, family or friends.

Is it possible they actually ‘have it all’?

The assumption being that if work and life is hard enough to balance . I WOULD SAY NO , UNTIL YOU GOT A HUSBAND LIKE MINE. A husband can help his wife better deal with the emotion of guilt. Working moms often feel guilty about not being present 100% of the time for their family. As women, we want to have the option to work and have a career, as well as raise a family without the stigma. Two income households have become the majority and yet we still face societal pressure. We often struggle with trying to be the perfect mom and wife and also perform to the level of our male counterparts at work. All we need is Just being there, listening and providing a shoulder to lean can do wonders . So next time if the world keep talking .Just go grab your husband’s hands and let them know the real worls is next to you.

Compassion and understanding from our spouses is so important as it allows us to do what we love

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SO KEEP POSTING THE QUESTIONS ON ME ,WHILE I WALK THE AISLE WITH MY HUSBAND

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Beauty

Is acids good for skin ?

Hey Blooms ,

Happy New Year to all.Yes, i know . I took a long break and i kept myself busy with Instagram Blogging platform. But then there are few times i had turned back and had a thought of penning down here. so here i am.

Today the most debatable topic is what we are going to discuss about. Yes, ACIDS. Sounds scary rite ? CAN ACID BE GOOD FOR SKIN? REALLY ? yes, they are good for skin in fact adding acid to your skin care routine can make the skin more Beautiful no matter what your skin type, age or your concern.

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we will discuss about the most commonly available acids that we use for skin . why are they used, how are they used and what benefits will you see and who are they for?These are some of the most tried acids, which come in both over-the-counter strengths and stronger concentrations for in-office procedures, like chemical peels. So before shopping them, i first recommend you to know about them in detail

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  • SALICYLIC ACID
  • GLYCOLIC ACID
  • AZELAIC ACID
  • MANDELIC ACID
  • HYALURONIC ACID
  • LACTIC ACID

SALICYLIC ACID 

THERE IS ONLY ONE  beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that is salicylic acid and it works similarly to AHAs to exfoliate skin’s surface and hydrate. However, because BHA is oil-soluble (AHAs are not), it penetrates into the pore lining, where it works to dissolve clogs that lead to bumps and blemishes on skin’s surface.Anti inflammatory acid words well on oily skin  reducing pores and acne. They have a exfoliating  and calming property . It is available in .5% & 2 % for spot treatment and breakouts. In higher concentration it acts as a peeling agent for treating acne scars, melasma and age spots in dermatological clinics. This is so powerful and used in wart and corn removal creams as well.

GLYCOLIC ACID

This is derived from sugarcane and most effective in penetrating into the skin and best anti aging agent. They are from Alpha hydroxy acids family. It exfoliates, reduces fine lines, acne, evening out the skin tone and improves the texture. Available in less than 10% concentration. Used as a peeling agent along with microneedling and microdermabrasion in clinics.

AZELAIC ACID

This is a Holy Grail product for the Ever Hating Pimples. They are available in 15-20% concentration and ideally used for day and night. Azelaic acid game is decreasing inflammation and redness as well as being an acne fighting anti-bacterial.It also helps in lightning the marks post acne hyperpigmentation and brightening up the skin. when combined with retinol they act as  a milder alternative to (Hydroquinone is a skin-lightening agent. It bleaches the skin, which can be helpful when treating different forms of hyperpigmentation.)

MANDELIC ACID

This is derived from bitter almonds. This for those with sensitive skin allows it to penetrate skin slower and gentler than the others. Those with sensitive skin with skin concerns like acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and skin texture can use this.

HYALURONIC ACID

They are very famous and recently we started hearing this acid a lot and it is easily available as well. It’s ideal for aging skin as it improves the appearance of fine lines and softens and plumps skin. With age and cumulative sun damage, our skin’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid decreases.so this is why the it is recommended for all type of skin

LACTIC ACID

Lactic acid  is a naturally-occurring substance found in milk. . The acid exfoliates and softens fine lines and wrinkles, but in a less irritating way than other acids. so it is used for sensitive skin and it is much milder than Glycolic acids making it less harsh on the skin and a better choice for sensitive complexions.

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So i hope i gave you little enough knowledge about acids and these are the safe and common acids used presently. Now understand your skin concern and then use product accordingly. Do not fall for fancy names or because your favourite celebrity was the brand ambassador.  Whenever you introduce a new ingredient or product to your skincare regimen, I always recommend doing a patch test first to ensure your skin doesn’t have a reaction. Patience is the key in skincare. Many products take their own time to show off the benefits and results, so keep calm and Glow.

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ok. Thank me later and i will help you understand your major skin concern. Now download these apps and target those skin concerns and get the free analysis done right at your Home. BANG !

1. RYNKL

2. SunZapp

3. Think Dirty

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So i had tried these apps and they are Awesome. if any queries do leave a comment. I will catch you soon with another skincare topic.

 

P.S : The images and the app does not belongs to me and the whole credit goes to the copyrighted persons. Thank you for allowing me use the images.

fashion · Lifestyle

Trend Alert Denim

Hi Ladies,

Trend Alert Post. I had divided into 2 series. This is Part 1 and the Part 2 would be Tops & Dresses. so stay tuned for the next post. So let us Kick start straight to the Topic. Are you guys Excited.Because I AM!

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Jeans are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing in our closets. They’re easy to dress up and super comfortable to wear. But, with the start of a new season, comes a brand new selection of denim trends. This Fall, you can expect to see a ton of baby blues that feature embroidery, uneven hems, and fringe details. Ahead, you can find the few of the styles you need to try this season.

 

  • Embroidery

 When the weather gets a little fickle, cheer yourself up with a pair of embroidered jeans. I do have few of them not branded though and Few of My DIY collections as well. j9

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  • Fringe

Fringed jeans are going to continue to rule the streets this Fall. This added detail gives even the simplest pair of jeans a flirty touch. And I love this style. If you guys are following me in my Instagram, I am sure you would have made your first fring jeans by yourself.

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  • Pearls

One sparkly trend you’re going to see a lot of this season is pearl embellished denim. Think of this style as the perfect pair of jeans for a night on the town. Again I revamped my old pair of Jean to this pearl style and I am Happy i saved a lot of money as this style is so crazy now.j4

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  • Uneven Hem

Looking for a pair of jeans that show off a cute pair of heels? Then the uneven hem trend is for you. The staggered edges allow you to put all of your favorite shoes on full display. Very Easy to do and I did my own pair as well..will post it on Instagram soon.Do check out.

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  • Deconstructed

If you’re searching for a denim trend that’s more innovative than the rest, opt for the deconstructed look.So pair it up Along with some of ypur old denim skirts.

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Hope you guys loved it. Stay tuned for series 2.

Beauty · Lifestyle

Secret Glow Mask

Dear All,

Yet another Traditional face mask can be prepared at your home. yes, rite in your Kitchen cabinet.

Recently My friends started Noticing the change in my skin. Yes, Lot of my friends started complementing as well . Yes, the secret is here. I have been religiously following this in my daily skincare routine since my last vacation which is now a 6 months of span and now that i got my Pre bridal Glow. Lol. Swear to GOD ” I Love my Skin now ” So Here the secret is revealed.

 

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Rice is a much-overlooked skin care product. Rice helps to sooth and soften skin, dissipating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and evening out skin tone. It is also good for fighting blemishes.

Traditional Rice Mask

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  1. You need 2-3 tablespoons of raw rice of your choice and cook until it softens (put raw rice in cold water, gradually heat up until soft). Strain and put the rice water in a separate bowl.
  2. Rinse your rice and add a tablespoon of warm milk. Stir until it is well combined and add a tablespoon of honey.R4
  3. Rinse your face with cold water and moisturize.r2

In addition to these useful properties, rice water is a great skin moisturizer, it is packed with antioxidants and has the ability to absorb ultraviolet rays. It is also able to bind copper, slow down the formation of melanin, and thus prevent the formation of pigment stains and brighten the already existing.

Keep your rice water in the fridge for not more than 4 days. Use it twice a day, in the morning and evening, as a face lotion. Freeze it in ice molds and use it for facial massages or skin icing treatments.

I  tried it personally and I am currently using it along with red sandalwood powder. My skin is smoother , softer & Brighter =)

Try it and you would believe it.
I am sure You will just gonna love it rite from the first application.

And you are later going to keep it as your secret skin remedy for all your skin issues.

Make sure your Bestie wont Tell anyone else 🙂

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Beauty · Uncategorized

PERFUME FACTS

Hi All,

I know. I know . It’s Been a long . The reason is that I got engaged recently to my Best friend. Yahoo…… so I was super tensed , super Happy and was super busy with My personal Life.Who ever follows me in Instagram might know by now. And did have posted pics of us. Instagram Link : msbloomingdale.Do need all your blessings. Now let us jump right to the topic.

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Perfumes are irresistible for both Ladies and Men. In spite of branded or non branded or designer one. Whatsoever!. All perfumes have a basic way of emitting the fragrance. Places like Middle East  flooded with N number of perfume, oils and more. There are few basic information YOU SHOULD KEEP IN YOU MIND which is must while we purchase a perfume. So first decide what kind of smell you expect from your perfume at the end of the day because that is what your perfume is all about.If you dint get a clear picture yet. Keep reading…

A perfume is made of dozens, even hundreds, of ingredients that merge with each others in the fragrance pyramid to create a unique scent. This fragrance reveals itself in 3 distinct acts, 3 notes that reveal its character, its identity, and will do everything to seduce you…

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so let us know some facts and it is really interesting My ladies….

Have you heard of fragrance Pyramid ?

yes , you heard it rite.

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Press the spray, and give in to a first tonic scent… Here is the top note (the top of our fragrance pyramid), made of fresh and volatile ingredients as citrus fruits and aromatics. You will certainly rely on it to choose your perfume, and it lasts from a few minutes up to 2 hours.

Gradually, the middle note appears and replaces the top note. Less explosive, it embodies however the main theme of the perfume and represents its identity and intensity. Made of floral, fruity, green or spicy notes, it will remain on your skin for about 3 hours.

Finally, an intimate scent will gently bind closely to your skin for hours, and even days on your clothes. It is the base note, made of persistent, generous and captivating ingredients (woody, balsamic), which make your fragrance last over and over again, and fix the top and middle notes to give depth to your perfume…

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Although resulting from a thorough and precious work, the perfume is not an exact science. Every skin being different, a fragrance perception and time duration vary from a skin to another. This is the magic, the beauty of Fragrance : your perfume makes you unique, and you make unique your perfume…

Please Find guide chart to select/pick the right perfume and apply perfumes in the correct way.

 

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Quick Tips:

  • Perfume notes are basically the order in which you smell the various components of a perfume. They last for different amounts of time, with the the base notes lasting the longest, and the top notes lasting the least amount of time. Pick a perfume which has base notes you like, because that will stay on you for quite a while.

  • In fact, a better idea is to apply moisturizer/Vaseline before applying perfume, so that the scent is absorbed better. Dry skin does not hold fragrance very well, so make sure your skin is hydrated. Moreover, perfume has alcohol which dries skin out further, so it is never a good idea to skip applying hydrating lotions if you are going to wear perfume.

  • Perfumes should not be stored in hot or humid places like bathrooms, as these, especially heat, degrade their quality. Store them in cool, dry spots away from sunlight, to make them last longer.

 

Do you take the time to discover the top, middle and base notes when you try a perfume for the first time? I am going to try it.

 

 

Love.Cheers.

 

fashion · food · Lifestyle · Uncategorized

The Nigh walkers” Episode 2″

Hey Baby dolls,

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I WAS TOTALLY TOTALLY PACKED UP. Sorry guys, I did had a funfilled weekend  and was equally sick. Alhamdhulilah, I am fine now. so ready to show you what made me sick actually.Yeah, Last week was Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem to all.  My friends and myself were super busy Roaming , shopping, eating and more. Dubai has always places for all kinds of people, while family people need a staycation and friends need  a cup of Sulaimani chai and Chit chats. Just jump rite away to see  where and all we were roaming around.

 

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                                                         OOTD ON THE DAY OF RAMADAN

I preferred a nice Mauve shade Abaya for Ramadan.  In my last post, i did informed you guys about my Shopping in the abaya market sharjah. I had a Hummpty number of choices but i did end up on this Beautiful shade. I did got lots of messages on Instagram inquire about  where did i purchase this? Do Bargain or else you might end up paying more.17

Gift For Ramadan

My Bestie , My snap Partner, My Lady partner in crime, My Biggyboo Anu did gifted me some of my Favorites for This Eid. I love Surprises and she did give me a good one. 18

Mr. Mottu Teddy ” Isn’t he cute !”

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A hijab collection

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   Jewelled Hijab pins

And then I did got an most unexpected Gift. wait for me to reveal who Gifted it to me. Alhamdhulilah the gift was the Best Sign of Love.

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I am already loving my printed Hijabs. Here are some of my Hijab Haul trial. I got lots of compliments from My fellow followers and friends at work.

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14when you are alone friends are your family. I am blessed with one.So then we had some random Food Hogging. We did went to Downtown cafe Dubai, Just T cafe which is attached with sheesha and some nice board games. We are so much hooked to this UNO games like we might end up Hitting or Killing each other . Lol. They serve yummy food and Have really a huge seating capacity. so take your group and Hang out their.

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Myself with Anu @ Downtown cafe – Karama

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Until then Keep stalking My Blog .

Love

fashion · food · hijab · Lifestyle · Uncategorized

The Night walkers “Episode 1”

Hey Loves!

Today we will be on a New Series post called ” The Night Walkers ” Lol. yes, I said it and you heard me. It will be basically a post about my weekends as you all know I work 6 days in a week  . I would never give up on My weekends. I have my bunch of friends and we 5 are partners in crime. so, let me introduce my crazy bunch.

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Friday Morning

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz !!!!! you got it. Sleep is must as it is Ramadan and we are getting on and off sleep, got some beauty sleep with my bestie Krish. Post prayer I had a small shopping with my new friend named Aman. We really had good time and we bought 2 Abayas. Yes. Soon to post my Abaya pic. So stay tune in my Instagram.

Venue 1: Sharjah Abaya Market

Key note : Grab someone with you, who can bargain.

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                                                                                                      Krish, Aman and ME

Evening scene

Venue 2: Filli Cafe

When shopping got over it was already 8.30pm. Back to Dubai and then met my Old Buddy  “9 years of friendship ” Haha he hates it ,when i say that. Here I introduce Mr. Lijo ben all the way from Abudhabi. Thank God I got  sometime with him. A good chat with a cup of chai and millions of stories to share.

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                                                                                                     Lijo, Krish and Me at Filli cafe

YES! I had  my outfit changed as I was all wet and tired, when I was done with my shopping. So I decided to change My outfit.

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     I was wearing a Shimmer Ink Blue Scarf , Black Jumpsuit with a Stripped Denim T shirt( my lovely badges ) Brown Anne Klein Handbag

Venue 3 : Mirdiff City Centre

Mmmm weekend without shopping ….Naaahhhhhhhh…….. . I did some small shopping and I did buy some Korean products from Face shop. I got a Hylanouric face mask sheet and Lip Moisturizer sheet. I would soon do a review on them so hang on to the stories Of Instagram account (msbloomingdale)

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Venue 4 : Denny’s Dine

Last venue and It was already 1am . We all four were super hungry. So we decided to visit this place at ShiekhZayed Road after crossing water canal. I am sorry I am really poor at being a navigator. We ordered all yummy food and all four ended up Like Non Movable Assets at the restro. Do check my Instagram for the Restro review.

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And then ended with snap snap snap………………….

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Hope you had a Nice weekend With me. Meet you at different venue and at Different place to keep you up thrilled. Love you all. Do support and spread your Love.Your suggestions and comments will make me more happy.

Beauty · Uncategorized

Golden olden Face Mask

Hello Beautiful Ladies,

Yes, Today i will share the beautiful secret of being a Indian Bride. It is summer and everyone is so worried about getting tan , lifeless,flaky dry skin. So why not a free pamper session under budget at home. Yes, making a turmeric mask for skincare I’m all about easy, budget-friendly ideas for looking your best. First up, a glowing skin turmeric face mask!

Turmeric beauty benefits

  • Turmeric is high in antioxidants that slow down cell damage.
  • It’s widely used as a skin exfoliant and improves skin’s texture.
  • It helps with inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, dry skin, psoriasis and eczema.
  • It helps reduce pigmentation and even out the skin tone.
  • It is also said to diminish wrinkles.

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  • Make your own turmeric face mask

    1. Mix flour, turmeric, honey and milk to make a paste

  • 2 tablespoons of flour. You can use regular flour, rice flour or ground oats if your skin is dry.I personally prefer yogurt as i have a  combination skin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons milk. You can also use yogurt to fight acne.
  • A few drops of honey

2. Apply a thin layer to your face and let it dry for 20 minutes

3. Rinse off in the shower, scrubbing gently to remove.

4. Apply your favorite moisturizer.

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so what you ladies think !Do not worry about staining it would go off if you wash your face and make sure you apply a thin layer on your face. I have personally tried this mask and It had did wonders on my skin. I will sure post my turmeric face mask pic in my Instagram. Do follow me their and show your lovely support. (Instagram Id : msbloomingdale

Love. cheers.Peace

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fashion · hijab · Uncategorized

Tips for organizing Hijab wadrobe

Dear Hijabis,

Okay.Organizing your scarves doesn’t have to be difficult. I personally can be a bit lazy at times, so hanging my hijab’s isn’t a good option for me. I also cant stand not finding things or having wrinkles that I have to iron out, so throwing them all in a bin just wont work and another thing is searching Hijab Pins when you are getting ready for work. so let us solve both the issues.

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Hijab pin is an elegant way to secure your expensive scarf. Other than holding the hijab in its place, it gives each hijab an unique identity to suit each and every occasion. However, you would find it harder to organize them properly for effective access. Some helpful tips that can help you in this regard is given here,

  • Large pill boxes or utility boxes make good storage spaces. By using them, organizing your pins would not be very difficult.
  • Pincushions are one of the better ways to stick your pins. If you do not have pin cushions at your home, try inexpensive stuffed toys. But it is necessary to keep them away from your children.
  • Sticking your pins into a small bar of moisture free soap would make sure that your pins remain sharp and prevent them from getting rusted.
  • Replace your hijab pins and accessories frequently. Otherwise, blunt or rusty pins could damage the hijabs.
  • If a berry headed pin has lost its color or you got bored of its original color, apply a suitable colored nail polish on their heads.
  • Magnets can come in handy for picking pins up and you can also use them to hold your pin while arranging your scarf.

 

Next struggling to organize your scarf collection? Are you searching through the web to find out some amazing and unique ways to store your hijabs? Then you are at the right place! Rolling them up and putting in the drawers will not be conducive and the technique is too tedious. Here we have provided a  list of some cute and organized ways to display your hijabs instead of keeping them hidden in drawers. Read on!

Shelves

Shelving units are the ideal option for storing hijabs or scarves! If you have a lot of scarves and wants to maximize the space to store them, then this is a good organizing solution. Roll scarves up and put it in the shelves to make it easy to store and easy to find!

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Custom Storage

Add a hijab storage shelf if you are getting a custom closet made. This solution is the most effective and expensive organization tip. The width of each unit must be designed to suit the width of your scarves in mind.

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Bins and Baskets

If you are not ready to invest in a piece of furniture, then use small baskets and bins to organize your hijabs. It will be easier for you to find the ones that you are looking for by rolling up your scarves and placing them length-wise in the bin.

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Ready-made Hangers

Another great way of organizing hijabs is buying hangers that are already made for hanging scarves or other accessories. You can also re purpose a hanger for trousers and use that to hang and organize hijabs. This is both cost-effective and easy to organize and maintain. Dubaities might get it in IKEA and any Dirham stores.

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So any other new ideas for storage? Do share with me.