LIBRA is my favourite star sign..! Guess why its ma buuuuurfday! not only my birthday but all favourites birthday!
I’m pretty obsessed with Kim kardashian and her Husband! Kanye West! I think everyone should have a Mr West attitude! Such a Yummy man! Nom…Anyways…. Kim is literally a beauty and style icon…She Knows what to wear that suits her hourglass figure. yes yes yes famous for being famous bla bla but to be honest like a product the Kardashian use there looks and image as a marketing tool. So I believe Kim is a business entrepreneur that knows that the world is obsessed with a ‘pretty picture’ and the ‘perfect lifestyle’. And because of this she gets all these endorsement deals and sponsorships. Guys lust over and females want to be her….Which is fair enough has made her millions so you go girl 😉
During the time Kim Kardashian went to the fall 2012 runway event and her hair was in a slick back high bun.I wanted to learn how to pin your hair up the same way which is where I fell into the hands of Carli Byel. This beautiful humble woman was totally memorising! The way she started her Youtube videos, to the way she spoke on camera and what’s better her step by step tutorial on how to-do hair styles and makeup! This is where I learnt to do my hair for the Scottish Event Awards .
Cause of Carli Bybel I started to experiment with makeup and learnt step by step. I learnt applying eye shadow is like art and drawing a painting. Its all about the layers and colours you use to create a dramatic look.
A few years ago I was like the average girl that knows how to apply basic make up and style the hair. My big sisters are very much tradition with my Scottish Asian Bangladeshi background, they always love dressing up in Asian garments and networking at Asian events. As you might tell Asian makeup style is very dramatic big and bold. I love how naturally gifted my sisters are at applying makeup.
I religiously read and watch Carly Bybel’s Blog posts, and Huda Beauty came up as a suggestion. This gorgeous Middle Eastern woman has encouraged my obsession for big beautiful lips! Huda really focuses on Asian/Arabian makeup looks! Like my big sisters applied makeup so professionally!
Celebrating birthdays is literally my favourite thing in the whole wide world. Not just my birthday but the people in my life! Been like that since a young age!
A birthday is celebration of the day ‘you’ were born. So celebrating friends and family’s birthday is more exciting for me as I’m celebrating them being in my life….Yes I know I’m pretty deep.
I’m blessed to have a number of celebrations here is a blog of all my activities and my Lookbooks 🙂
1: Edinburgh Family Dinner
The day before going to London, my sisters Shareen, Husna and Hassy took me out for dinner to my favourite Indian restaurant – Kababish. Click Here for my check-in details.
I wanted my little cheeky monkeys with me, so my beautiful niece Tanya, Sameer and Riaz join us. Wee Armaan wasn’t well 😦 so granny looked after him.
This outfit I bought during the summer to wear at the EdinburghBlogg gathering, on sale for only £7! From Misguided! The dress was a lovely lilac skorts dress with ¾ length sleeve which makes my look classy and elegant. To dress the look up I wore with this beautiful stone coloured neckless I got on holiday in Marrakech. I had this beautiful beaded dark purple clutch bag, I bought a few years ago. I had my hair naturally curly 😀 big and bouncy Beyonce hurrr! 😉 I dressed my face by wearing a bindi – East meets west 😉
2: Celebrations in London
The day after dinner our flights to London was at 6am on Sunday morning! So check in for 4:30 am!! I literally had an hour sleep as I didn’t have a day off to pack for my trip to the Asian bride exhibition. We stayed at the Hilton London Metropole! So beautiful and huge! Like a museum! Had like 4 restaurants and a chocolate lounge!
Me and my sister had planned to go for a nice birthday dinner in London after coming back to the hotel after the Asian Bride Exhibition.
We decided to go for a power nap as we were going to crash at any moment…we ended up wakeup at 12:30am!
Which birthday princess got a beautiful Lulu Guinness bag, my favourite red velvet cupcakes and being an organised freak and retro Filofax.
We ended up going for late night casual dinner and sheesha in Edgware Road! Read my not very positive review from Valention Here.
3: Breakfast at Patisserie Valerie
We checked out the hotel and went straight to breakfast, we were going to go to the hotel chocolate lounge but once you entered there wasn’t a huge selection of things to eat (not like my favourite place Harvey Nichols chocolate lounge).
So we ended up going for a big breakfast at the local Patisserie Valerie. I even got another birthday surprise a slick of yummy cake 🙂 Check out my Review from Patisserie Valerie Here.
I loved my wee playsuit I wore. I bought it during my Best friend Amber’s 20th birthday 3 years ago. The textiles print is stunning!! I love the floral geisha feel to it!
4: Luton Family dinner
After breakfast we left London to go to Luton to spend time with the beautiful princess baby Ariana :).
My twinnie Shamy has her own business SBS Creations in cake making, fruit carving and flower arrangements. She surprised me with a bunch of cupcakes with logo’s that represent me :). Shamy even made us a yummy lunch of chicken Biryani (Might of noticed Biryani is my favourite type of dish)
I had arranged to go for birthday dinner with my sisters in Luton Shamy, Yasmin and Hassy. We left wee baby with her dad 😛 but I’m glad twinnie gave me her full attention. Yasmin surprised me with balloons and more present! 🙂 🙂
Dinner was Amaaaazing! Best grilled food I’ve ever had! And I eat out a lot! The warm fresh bread was great!
Me = Bargain hunter! Found this cute burgundy midi dress from Misguided for £8!
The best bit from my birthday celebrations was going to Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio!! It even has its own blog post!
Like Carly Bybel Fall- Autumn is my favourite time of the year (Even got a ‘favourite’ from my style Icon when I tweeter her )
I love this lip stick colour screams bite me vampire! Inspire by Carli Bybel and Navvy Sandhu (A MAC Consultant)
6: Las Iguanas
7: Mean girls
I Went for birthday celebrations with my two favourite girls, Hassy and Jess. I get it I’m 25 and my lifestyle has changed but being the oldest from the two I felt I needed to show them that having a social life and letting your hair down doesn’t stop when you turn 25! Lol
Find my check-ins on my page on Zomato Here.
I loved the cute wee outfits we all had on. The dress I ended up wearing fitted like a glove, not being such a gym junkie as I use to be so I was pretty please how the dress sat!
Berry lips for the October Fall 2014! I kept my hair big and wavey, I used heated rollers for volume then my curling wand.
Dress: Asos £50
Shoes: Asos £50
Bag: Lulu Guinness £245
Hassy likes to wear white on my birthday. Its literally its her thing….I loved her lace white crop! Jess always finds the most unqiue outfits and puts it together. I loved the Skirt and the awesome ‘fairytale book clutch!
8: Afternoon tea
Last part of my birthday celebrations was with my best friend for 5 years now, Amber a fellow events management budy. I’ve been dying to go for afternoon Tea for nearly forever! So had a look for afternoon tea places on Zomato and found this cute wee place next to my work place. Read my review from the Palm court Balomaral Here.
This year I asked for money from my elder sisters so I can buy new makeup brushes! Heeeelo Real Techniques!
I got accepted into Hogwarts!! I am the most powerful wizard in the world! I have the elder wand!!Do I not have the best most creative little sister in the entire universe! I was in need for a new purse so Hassy also got me this cute candyfloss coloured Ted baker Purse 😀
Mama & Papa present
I got this beautiful ring from Jordan! I love the design! And the crown! Which represents Queen = Queen Bey = Beyonce 😀 I woke up like this 😉
My sweet wee cousin Jess knows I’m obsessed with the Hamsa- Palm de fatima and Evil eye sign since my trip to Marrakech. She got these awesome Midi rings from Asos for me! I got a box full of goodies 🙂
Amber’s present was super cute! I have been the biggest Usher fan for years now since I was 12! My cousin Jess for my 21st bought me tickets to the Usher vs Raymond tickets in 2011. Amber also went with us to the concert.
Usher is visiting us again in March 2015 and what cutie bought me tickets!!! The creative wee events management student even sent me a quirky presentation!
As mentioned in Jackia’s Wedding I’m obsessed with Kylie Jenner’s lips! Found out on a Youtube page Velvet Teddy is the colour she’s used! So I have hunted for this lipstick colour everywhere!! Been to London twice since and both times asked the MAC counter in Edinburgh and Luton! As I work in Town been in a dozen times to the MAC count in Harvey Nichols! Anyways Amber found a sold out Velvet teddy lipstick for me!!
I have also mentioned on my like page on facebook and twitter how I wanted the beaute loubtion! Amber not only got my Usher tickets, sold out fav lipstick colour and also the Beaute loubition! Such a sweetheart! Thanks b!
I also got this stunning necklace from Bri’s Boutique from my favourite Arabian Princesses Farah and Kifa! Can’t wait to wear it! And a pretty Swarovski pen for my blogging needs from bestie Nicole Finley.
Overall! I literally had the best birthday ever! So spoilt and felt so much love from my family and friends! Ladies turning 25 isn’t too bad! You start valuing the people in your life than celebrating cause it’s the ‘thing’ todo.
Forever Dreaming to Inspire ❤ ❤