For the second day of Eid/Hari Raya, I wore this deep blue bisht – a traditional Arabic garment – from local brand Oushk (pronounced ooh-shk), which manufactures their designs in the U.A.E. I found it at The Grand Bazaar, an indoor market that was held towards the end of Ramadan. The bisht has a mix of different fabrics and textures. The sleeves and middle section are soft and solid, while the rest of it is translucent, with velvety floral motifs that add a touch of class and femininity to the piece.
I wore the bisht over a white inner long-sleeved maxi dress. What I love about the bisht is how versatile it is – I switched out the maxi dress for a white long-sleeved t-shirt and flared pants later in the evening when I wanted something more comfortable to go visiting in. It also felt incredibly regal to have it on. When I draped it over my shoulders and got accustomed to the way the fabric flowed and moved around me, it felt like I was wearing a cape!
My Hijab Look
I got more confident trying a new look after Day 1. I didn’t follow any tutorials for this look – I just draped yet another piece from Nushee Nurra over my head, fastened a couple of pins here and there and found a way for it to work for me. You can tell I was a lot more comfortable this time round!
Accessories & Shoes
I LOVE these earrings. I got them as a gift for my 24th birthday – a pair of bejewelled beauties from Lovisa. As for my footwear, I wore the silver sling back heels from Charles & Keith, like I did for Day 1. I made sure that I picked a colour that could match most of my looks, so these heels will be on heavy rotation over the next few weeks.
I had so much fun doing my makeup for this day! For my base, I used Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint in Dark, followed by some contouring using Fenty Beauty’s Match Stix in Truffle and highlighting using Match Stix in Rum. I created an easy smoky eye look using Glossier’s Lidstar in Herb. To pull the entire look together, I used Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint to create a statement red lip that would stand out against all that blue.
I must say, I am in love with how glowy my skin looks in that first image! I’ve been working hard switching up my skincare routine to get that glow for Eid. I’ll be sharing some of the products that have been working for me in my favourites post this month. Look out for it!
The first day of Eid/Hari Raya usually feels the most festive. Everyone celebrates after a month of fasting and don their festive wear, sometimes colour coordinated with the rest of the family. For this year, my family decided to go with purple as our colour for the first day. (It’s my favourite colour!) I found this outfit at my go-to mall for traditional wear. They sell the top and bottom batik print skirt separately, giving shoppers the freedom to mix and match different colours and prints how they like. I had lots of fun with that and settled on this bright pink and aqua blue floral design for the skirt which really stood out for me. It’s a great contrast against the purple top, which I liked because of the flared hem. Traditional kebayas have a more fitted look. The flared hem gave me a lot more freedom to eat as much as I wanted without feeling too self-conscious for the entire day!
My Hijab Look
I was a little nervous about trying a new hijab look. Past insecurities about my face and head shape made me question whether I was wearing it the right way. Right before I stepped out of the house for visiting, I told myself that as long as I felt comfortable and focused on what was most important for the day – spending time with family – everything was going to be alright. This was an easy hijab look that I pulled together with the help of this video, using a scarf by local modest fashion brand Nushee Nurra that I found at the annual Ramadan bazaar.
Accessories & Shoes
I wore a pair of earrings by sadhu, which I wrote about in this post. The rattan design of the earrings go really well with the batik printed skirt. I got my silver sling back heels from local brand Charles & Keith. They were the perfect Hari Raya heels, meaning that I could easily slip and out of them whenever I needed to entire/exit a family member’s home.
As for my makeup, I used Glossier’s Lidstar in Lily, Fenty Beauty’s Shimmer Match Stix in Unicorn, and Mattemoiselle in One Of The Boyz. They are all different shades of purple, and it felt like a fun beauty and outfit pairing to try out.
I’ll be posting about my second Eid look very soon. To everyone who’s still celebrating, have a great second week of Eid!
Selamat Hari Raya/Eid Mubarak my friends!! I’m writing up this post in between visits – I’ve been down with the flu the past week and this weekend is going to be a busy one with lots of visiting, eating and spending time with my family. A few days ago my package from Glossier came with some products that I wanted to use for the festive period. It was a great pick-me-up when I was feeling down and ill!
Perfecting Skin Tint in Dark
I’ve been eyeing the Perfecting Skin Tint for a while now. I stopped wearing foundation a few years ago and I’ve been trying to clear my skin, so this felt like the right fit if I wanted a little something extra before I apply my concealer. I knew what to expect – sheer, dewy coverage that evens out my skin tone with a subtle brightening effect. It feels comfortable on my face and I like how my skin still looks like skin, textures and all. I might even consider including this in my everyday makeup routine!
I love mascara. It’s the most important part of my makeup routine for me, and I’m always on the hunt for new products to try. So imagine my excitement when Lash Slick was released! I knew I had to get it. I applied it for the first time this morning and I’m really impressed with how it lengthens and separates my lashes. What’s lacking for me is volume. I love thick dramatic lashes, and this just didn’t do that well enough for me.
Lidstar in Lily, Cub and Herb
I was looking forward to trying this the most! I was really tempted to get every colour from the Lidstar range, but I managed to restrain myself – at least for now :p What I noticed when I swatched this was that the darker colours felt smoother and more evenly pigmented as compared to the lighter colour (Lily). I feel that this is quite common when you compare lighter pigments to darker ones in other products like lipstick, cream highlights, etc., so it didn’t bother me as much. I’m wearing Lily today and one tip that I can share is that with this product, application is key. Dabbing will give you a lot more colour payoff, versus swiping it all over the lid which is great for blending it out at the edges or creating a sheer wash of colour over the lids. But for maximum glitter, dab, dab, dab!