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How Beauty and Sexuality Are Conflated in Muslim Arab-American Culture

The present scholarship of sexuality in Muslim Arab-American (MAA) culture is minimal and even more is the conversation of sexuality. I want to reintroduce this discussion with a focus on beauty, as I believe beauty is a major contributor to how we currently define and express our sexuality. For this reason, I redact my previous…

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Read My Lips: Ugly Doesn’t Exist

It’s so hard to believe that our imperfections are in fact normal and common. It’s hard to accept that the “flaws” aren’t real, and that ugly doesn’t exist. Society, media, and beauty industries have influenced us all our lives. We have grown to give into the lies that stretch marks need to disappear; that pimples…

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ICYMI: The #MuslimWomensDay Conversations Surrounding All Things Fashion, Beauty, and Media

As the third annual #MuslimWomensDay campaign came to a conclusion, we came face to face with a tsunami of original content celebrating and elevating Muslim women taking their respective fields by storm. From a barrage of original art, emotional odes, and proclamations of allyship that flooded our timelines and newsfeeds arose narratives that depicted the…

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Tips for a Dope Eid Makeup Look from Sahur Saleim, An Award-Winning Celebrity Makeup Artist

Sahur Saleim is a Singapore based Makeup Artist with Pakistani-Muslim roots and over 265K followers on Instagram. Sahur has been internationally recognized for her work and has created stunning makeup looks across various social media platforms and Youtube. From stunning neutrals to colorful accents, Sahur’s artistry is unique and beautiful. Follow Sahur on Instagram and…

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#MuslimGirlClique Share Skin Care Routines That Make Their Faces Glow

Before skin care routines were a thing, mine was basically Nivea cream and good old Vaseline. Those days are long gone. Now everyone has a skin care routine, carefully crafted ten step regimens composed of clay masks and rosewater sprays, hydrating moisturizers and jojoba face oil. I reached out to the #MuslimGirlClique to see what…

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The Benefits of a Cruelty-Free Beauty Routine

What comes to your mind when you think of the beauty industry? Have you ever wondered how your favorite products are made, what they contain and what kind of animal testing they go through? In the U.S. alone, over 100 million animals are tortured and killed as a result of animal testing per year.  However, being…

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#TheList: Best Looks From November’s End

#TheList includes some of our favorite looks, for some major style inspo. Here’s a roundup of the best modest fashion looks for the last days of November: 1) @hautehijab  This plum monochrome look by @hautehijab is what fall outfit dreams are made of! 2) @zaraazii There’s no “no pastel after Labor Day” rule according to @zaraazii 3) @feeeeya @feeeeya looking absolutely…

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#TheList: Week of November 5

#TheList includes some of our favorite looks of the week, for some major style inspo. 1) Beautiful wedding pics, the @qis_mo way. Big congratulations to Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir! 2) Business in the front party in the back ft. @asma.nasa. 3) Major heart eyes for @feeeeya‘s ultra-lush magazine shoot. 4) Swoonin’ @theyusufs pairing denim jackets with vintage…

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5 Steps to Boost Your Skin Care Routine

My philosophy when it comes to skin care is “less is more.” Partially, because I’m a broke pharmacy student, but also because investing in a few proven products will keep your skin and your bank account happy. And it doesn’t need to be complicated – just thorough and consistent. Here is a list of some…

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A Muslim Brother Takes On Society’s Beauty Standards

Muslims have been taking the spoken word poetry community by a storm. From politics to religion to love, Muslim youth have been creating a name for themselves with their powerful performances that seek to shed light on society’s ills and beauties. A young brother named Shahroz decided to take a stand against every girl and…

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Product Review: Asal Natural Beauty Products

With brands like LUSH on the rise in the natural cosmetics and skincare industry, I was intrigued about this new company, Asal, that claims to be absolutely organic in all of their products. According to the company, Asal — the Farsi word for honey — is “rooted in the belief that nature is our best…