There are seven ancient Islamic traditions, that the Natural Muslim woman uses to enhance her beauty.
1- Kohl natural eyeliner. I've been asked by many women what eyeliner I use. This perfect eyeliner that hardly smudges and is good for the eyes, is called kohl. The natural Muslim woman uses it daily, and applies extra when she's at home with her husband for a sultry effect.
Modern kohl is made from soot and ghee, whereas the traditional preparation sometimes contained lead, so when one buys kohl they should make sure the manufacturer states it is lead free.
2. Henna. A flowering plant that is crushed and powdered, then used to dye the skin, hair and nails. It is an ancient custom that was widely practiced by Muslims and many other cultures, and it never went out of style for the Muslim woman! Applying it is encouraged in Islam.
Henna is mixed to a paste and applied to her hair to achieve a rich red brown color. Henna artists adorn women's bodies with intricate, feminine …
I've been so busy with my infant and 4 year old that I've hardly had time to update this blog.
Lately I've been obsessed with freshwater pearl jewelry. I ordered a couple of sets off of ebay, and they all arrived looking magnificent. Freshwater pearls are a beautiful alternative to salt water akoya pearls, which are expensive because they're the real mccoy!
Shell pearls are okay, but I'd only buy them if I was strapped for money because they're not real pearls. I also ordered a shell pearl pendant which looks nice. But it doesn't have the same lacquer and shine as a freshwater pearl pendant. It came with a shell pearl ring as a free gift, and the 'pearl' fell off after just one day of wearing it. Dropped on the floor while I was changing my clothes. Ah well, didn't pay for it anyway. :S
I need to research some natural remedies for the relief of hayfever. My husband has been suffering constant sneezing and itchy, watery eyes since autumn began…
Here's the recipe for mayonnaise I said I'd post up, that I always make to go with seasoned baked potato wedges. Mayonnaise compliments many dishes including rice, sandwiches, salads. The mayonnaise I make at home tastes more wholesome and better than the brand we get from the store; and it's far cheaper. So here's what you need:
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
2 tsp sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
salt to taste
Put your egg in the blender with the mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, and sugar. Blend it up until it's smooth. Now put the blender on low speed and pour in the oil very slowly, keep blending until the mayonnaise is thick and creamy. Taste and see if you'd like to add a little extra salt or sugar. Store in a jar in the fridge, and consume within 3 days.
*Replace vegetable oil with extra virgin olive oil for a Mediterranean taste.
*Add a clove of garlic to the mix for Japanese style mayo.
*Chop up som…