Tuesday, 21 February 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW: Ouds by Amelgo UK

A few blogger friends and I were recently gifted perfumes by UK-Based brand Amelgo, which does a range of affordable ouds in a variety of fragrances. I was given a choice on which perfume to go for and opted for 'Gold Dust', a lovely, gentle floral perfume which has a very feminine smell to it.

I got a few of my friends and sisters to try this smell, and they agreed with me, this is a lovely perfume with a floral smell and a hint of fruit which we all found really appealing. The thing I liked about this perfume most is that the smell lasts without being overpowering - I'm sure we have all had our fair share of strong perfumes and ouds!


I am always happy to support new companies whose products are affordable and easy to buy from, and I love that this is pretty reasonably priced and comes in three sizes. There are 10 different smells to choose from and they are all pretty unique, so that there's something for everyone.

My niece hand-modelling for me!
I have noticed an increase in Ouds on the high street as well as online sellers, which a lot of fellow bloggers have picked up on - gone are the days of our dad's strong ittars in funky black and gold bottles - now there's a bigger range of fresh perfumes, oils and ouds which look and smell great, and I love that this brand offers something affordable.

I'm still a little bit of a newbie when it comes to ouds - mostly as I am very fussy about which perfumes and fragrances I wear. Like everyone I have a preference for certain smells, and I'm also one of those people who also associate smells with memories, which give a little sentiment to them (my last few favourites have been perfumes from my husband!)

I'll definitely be keeping Gold Dust on my shelf (or handbag, it's a very handy travel-size!) - idea for the upcoming summer months!

You can buy Amelgo perfumes in 15ml, 30ml or 50ml here.

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Let me know if you've tried these - what do you think of this brand?

Monday, 6 February 2017

BOLLYWOOD ISHTYLE: Anushka's

I saw this today, the just-released trailer for Phillauri, a project starring and produced by the lovely Anushka Sharma. I'm quite looking forward to seeing this, it looks quirky, funny and I'm sure I'll enjoy seeing the actress playing a ghost bride!

I also like this first-look of Anushka in a simple, traditional bridal outfit - white and gold with simple embellishment and a plain hair/jewellery look. It's a nice change from some of the usual bling, and of course this is meant to show a 'old-timey' bride from a past era.


I couldn't get a clear picture of the outfit (these are about as good as I got!) but I like the classic colour combination. Anushka pulls off this look well, and it doesn't overshadow her natural look or personality at all. I also love a traditional lengha, these reminds me of the outfits we used to wear in the 90s, which I love!



What do you think of this first-look? Will you be watching the film when it releases?

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Upcoming Expos, Shows & Exhibitions...Feburary 2017

February seems to be a pretty busy month (and not just because it's Valentine's Day that month!), and I've heard about a lot of events happening. As I get asked by some readers and friends to let them know when things are happening, here's a few that I know about (sorry guys, these are all London events!)

A lot of these are happening on the same days, but I'm hoping to attend at least one of these - let me know if you think you'll be attending any of these or if you know of any more events in February and I'll update this list!

The National Asian Wedding Show
When: Sunday 5th February 2017
The National Asian Wedding Show is launching a new wedding supplier connect service - Europe's largest Asian Wedding & Fashion Event. To celebrate the launch we are offering all brides and grooms free entry into the upcoming wedding shows. The prestigious Radisson Blu Edwardian at Heathrow will be hosting some of the capitals leading wedding service providers alongside catwalk shows throughout the day.
Venue: Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow, Hayes
Links: Tickets here, website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Entry: £5.50 for general admission, free for brides /grooms


Asiana Bridal Show
When: Sunday 5th February 2017
The Asiana Bridal Show is your opportunity to meet 100 of the UK’s top wedding service suppliers under one roof. This is your chance to meet the suppliers personally, compare their levels of service and discover new ideas to inspire your dream day. Many of the companies will be presenting special offers on the day, so this really is an event not to be missed!
The fashion show features 12 of the UK’s top fashion designers – each of whom will be unveiling their 2017 Bridalwear Collections for the first time. The show is thoroughly entertaining and will inspire your wedding wardrobe with all the accessories to match.
Venue: Grosvenor House, 86-90 Park Lane, London W1K 7TN
Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram
Entry: £10.00 - 20.00


Hina Rasim
When: Sunday 5th February 2017
Hina Rasim, Luxury Shopping event part III will be showcasing the latest Formal, Pret and casual wear collections by the best Pakistani designers, under one roof. Bridal wear by Republic Womenswear, Rozina Munib and others will also be on display. Renowned designers such as Shehla Chatoor, Misha Lakhani, Sania Maskatiya, Nida Azwer, Afh, Rema & Sherbano & Elan will also be available! 
Jewellery by Aura Art and Tanaya Couture .
Venue: The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane London W1K 1QA
Links: Facebook, Instagram, Website email: info@hinarasim.co.uk - you can see my posts about the last two Shopping events here and here.
Entry: Free



London Bloggers Pre-Love Event for World Hijab Day
When: Sunday 5th February 2017
Our BLOGGERS PRE-LOVE event will be full of gorgeous clothing that you have seen your favourite bloggers wear on social media #ootd from a mix of clothing, accessories and beauty. Whatever your style, we will have it ALL and with incredible mark downs of 70-90% off RRP what more could you ask for!
Venue: Westfield Stratford City, Holiday Inn, 3rd floor
Links: Tickets, Modest Fashion London blog, Instagram email: info@modestfashionlondon.com
Entry: £5 which goes to charity



Social City London
When: Sunday 5th February 2017
Love fashion and beauty and want to learn how to run a successful business and blog or
Want to grow your business & network?
If Yes, #SocialCityLdN is tailor made for you!
​​​A day filled with glamour and excitement, bringing the best Beauty, Fashion, Health and Lifestyle brands and Influencers together, all under one roof.
​A place for like-minded individuals to connect and learn from one another, to network and be inspired.
Venue: The Grand Hall, Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, Covent Garden London WC2B 5DA
Links: Website, Instagram,
Entry: £45 for Socialyte / £95 for VIP



London Modest Fashion Week with Haute Elan
When: Sunday 18th February - Sunday 19th February 2017
London Modest Fashion Week is a new and exciting addition to the London fashion calendar, and the first event of its kind in the British capital. On the 18th and 19th of February 2017, over 40 brands from all over the world (both emerging local designers and international brands) will be showcasing their modest collections on the exclusive catwalk at the Saatchi Gallery. The event is open to the public for a day of exclusive shopping, runway shows, photo-booth, talks and workshops, as well as to industry for networking and trade discussions.
Venue: Saatchi Gallery, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY
Links: Tickets, Website, Instagram, Facebook
Entry: £1 - £200.00



Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Happy World Hijab Day 2017

It's World Hijab Day today, and I've been reading people's hijab stories, from both Muslims and non-Muslims. I love that there is a dedicated day to best way to combat ignorance, or if not ignorance then genuine questions about hijab and Islam, and to to get people to see it through our eyes.

So in recognition of sisterhood and colourful hijabs - Happy Hijab Day!