Sunday, November 25, 2012

Medifast Week 7

Greeting and peace be upon to you all,

I have been away from blogging because i have been busy weight loss program and wanted to take the time to see if i would see results before i give my review. 

Well, how can i put it, i am ecstatic and over joyed at the results. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

I'm Back.

Hello everyone,

I know its been a long time since i bestowed myself onto my blog. I am sorry i have been M.I.A.

I needed the break for things in my life and clear out the closet of life.

However, I have been in a new journey this month.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My few favorite skin care products

I have been asked by a lot of people about my skin and how i keep it pristine.

Well let me tell you all something, it is a process and tedeous but it give me results that people admire.

Now i want to share it with you all my reader the products i use and that work for my skin type (combination and sensitive)

My style: Summer Cool Coral.

Summer coral
Bringing together pastel family colors for summer. Can be worn on a date night with the hubby or out with your girl friends.
I have always loved coral and gold together, and with this style, you can stay cool and fashionable while still having to play around with pastel colors and look cool on the eyes.

Let me know what you guys think.

YAY! I got my first BirchBox.

So this past Monday, i got my first birchbox. So excited!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pampering for less: Using LivingSocial and Groupon

Let’s face it. If you’re a mom, you’re busy. It doesn’t matter what you do with your time: whether you work or stay home, volunteer or home school, cook up a storm or craft, not to mention driving the kids from activity to activity. Being a mom is the definition of being busy.

That means you need a little pampering here and there. But who has the time? Plus, it’s so expensive.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cooking with UmmHashim Series 6: Bur (Mandazi)

Bur (also known as Maandazi and sometimes called Mahamri or Mamri) are East African donuts. You can find these delicious donuts in large urban areas and also among the people of East Africa. In Somali, When ever you make Sambusa it usually accompanies it.

Cooking with Ummhashim Series 5: Somali Sambusa.

Expanding you wardrobe without shrinking your bank.

What girl doesn't like to go shopping, but one thing is for sure, we don't want to see how much we bit off in our bank account. 

In this economy, retail therapy is something hard to do. Well there is a good news for those of us who are long overdue for some shopping and also wants to be frugal. Here are several way to add to your wardrobe and save money at the same time. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bang for you Buck: High-end Beauty products.

I know i have been gone for a long time, but it was a good reason.

I have been doing research in getting high-end beauty products in sample form at a cheap price. We all now that sometimes high-end beauty products can be better than drugstore and something of an investment. But sometime we wish that we can give a product a test drive before we shell out some cash to buy the.

Well there is a solution for that and it is call BirchBox

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cooking with UmmHashim Series 4: Somali Injera (canjeero)

In every Somali home around the world a mom is making canjeero (Somali injera) for breakfast for her family.

This main dish is typically a pancake-like bread, it is similar to Ethiopian injera but smaller and thinner, which might also be eaten with a stew.

Canjeero is eaten in different ways. It may be broken into small pieces with halal ghee or sesame oil and sugar added. For children, it is mixed with tea and sesame oil until mushy. Side dishes like livers and onion or suqaar may accompany it.

Here is what you need to make this traditional Somali dish.

Shopping finds: Outfit for $50

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My look: Outfit which i wore for an event.

So this pass weekend, my hubby and i went to Philly to be part of a web launching party for our friend and client Bintu Kabba (

As i said before in several of my posts, i am the type of person to make my own look and keep it budget friendly. After all, it is not the clothes that wears you, it is the person who wears it =) (something i learned from the hubby). Check out this guest post on my blog regarding men's fashion.

Here is my take on fashion at its budget friendliest ...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Guest Blogger: Men's Fashion finds and bargains.

So this past week i told you i was going to have my hubby as a guest blogger to discuss the Men's fashion and what he does to find that bargain with a budget.

Enjoy and i hope you find this insightful regarding this topic

Sniper Deals Is A Part of My Make up...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I am so sorry in the last two weeks i have been busy with helping out a friend and my dad came back from overseas. So i didn't have a chance to blog about all the cool bargains i found and my cooking series.

But i promise, expect a flush of blog post the coming weekend. I have a lot to talk about and show.

So again, here is what to come:

1. Fashion bargains i found over the weekend
2. Cooking series on home make budget friendly baking.
3. Bargain for Mens fashion,ie, my hubby's finds, I may even ask him to be a guest blogger =)
4. Something all mothers have issues with (finding children's clothes for less). My son grows out of clothes like its not tomorrow.

Be fashionista but frugal, ladies and gentleman =)

See yall this weekend, ya hear!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Beauty Bargin: Coastal Scents Smokey Palette.

Every girl should have a set of smokey eye shadow, because smokey eyes is versatile and makes you look fierce.

Coastal Scents has a product called Smokey Palette (on sale now for $19.95)

It consist of 36 of your basic but also vibrant colors. 

Cooking with UmmHashim series 3: Suqaar (Meat/Chicken)

This is one of my favorite stir fried type of dish. As i said before, it can be eaten with the Somali sabayat.

Cooking with UmmHashim Series 2: Sabayat (Somali Chapati)

Chapati or Sabayat is a round, layered flat bread common in most East African countries and West Asia particularly India. The bread is slightly made different in each country but basically look the same. In Somalia it is called sabayat and can be eaten as main dish or as a snack. For lunch, I usually make the dough in the morning and keep in room temperature area, before I roll the chapati out.

Cooking with UmmHashim Series 1: Somali Malawah (a close version to crepes)

I also have enjoyed cooking things and making my hubby and son learn about my ethnic cuisine. In addition to that, we all know that cooking can also save money. when you cook from scratch sometimes it can cost less than buying it a ready made version of the food. 

Malawax is a famous Somali pancake that is usually eaten for breakfast. It is similar to the famous anjerro, but is usually thinner, softer, sweeter and much more oiley! This pancake is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. It can be made and done around 20-25 minutes.

So i missed eating Malawah (crepes) and last week my mom told me she started making them every Monday as an alternative bread for breakfast. Its sweet and can be eaten with about anything.

In order to make this you need: all purpose flour, granulated sugar, eggs, oil, milk, and water.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Storage, Storage, Storage!

Every girl need to put her things in a place, but the question is where can i find storage bargain and subs for makeup, scarfs, and beauty care.

We all want to find things to put in our nick-nacks. As a mom and also a home maker, i try my best to be in budget with everything.

One of the things i had issue with is storing my hijabs (scarfs). I didn't have enough dresser drawer to store approx. 50+ scarfs. So i started asking around my friends what is the best but budget friendly hijab (scarf) organizer.

I came across this product....

My makeup for my friends wedding.

So i told you guys last week or maybe the week before, i was cordially invited to my best friends wedding.

Here is a picture of my hubby and I at the reception.

So you if know me, i have to match my eye shadows with my clothes.

Product Tutorial (Coastal Scents 28 neutral Palette

As i have promised before, here is my eye shadow tutorial on the Coastal Scents 28 neutral palette.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Busy Weekend

Hello my lovely reader, I know i haven't been writing this pass weekend because it was a wonderful weekend filled with dance, celebration, and love.

My best friend's wedding was happening.

 Here we are at her wedding ceremony. Had a great time partying on her behalf. Love her to death.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Beautifying Should break bank

Bang for your Buck on Eye Shadow

Every time you hear anything about quality eye shadows, automatically people say Mac. But the problem with Mac is how much it cost, a WHOPPING $15 per eye shadow. Who in their right mind can afford that, unless you are a Pro-makeup artist or a YOUTUBE Guru, i say avoid it. There might be a light at the end of the tunnel for those of us who can't afford a $15 tag price for one eye shadow.


I Want to accomplish

I have always known to have an eye to finding deals in fashion, beauty and lifestyle. In addition to that, i want to share my finding to my reader on these topics and more. I hope to give my incite to where to find deals, for example finding high quality but can be dupes (i.e. beauty products.)

In addition, i would be posting on review on bargain which i have found and products which can be a dupe for high products.

I hope to give my reviews my finds and give this a way to get what they what at a bargain.