Hair It Is – Embracing my Natural Hair


Fun fact: My hair was so crazy when I was a child that people actually asked my parents if I was wearing a wig. 

I’ve always had incredibly thick hair with a mind of its own. As a child, my hair was a nightmare for my mum who didn’t know what to do with it, and as I grew older, it became a nightmare for me. As soon as I got to Year 10 and was allowed to straighten my hair, I took total advantage of it and started to wear my hair straight all the time. It made it unbelievably easier to manage and kept it out of my face without looking like I had a bird’s nest perched upon my head. Win-win! 

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8 Ways Travelling Is More Refreshing Than Fresh Socks

Travelling is so refreshing, and it teaches us so much. When we travel, we never come back as the same person that we were when we left. Instead, we come back more informed, more cultured, and usually more rested (emotionally and mentally albeit not always physically) versions of ourselves.  
I’ve compiled a list of 8 reasons why I think travelling is so refreshing and soothing. Here it is!

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Did Someone Say Bridge Climb?

 Hey Chicas!

We all know that people all over the globe are familiar with the giant coat-hanger of Sydney, aka the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but what a lot of people don’t know is that you can actually climb the arches of the Harbour Bridge! Doing the Bridge Climb was something I’d wanted to do for years, so I was really stoked when I got the chance to do it some months back. It was a lot of fun, not strenuous at all like I had imagined, more like a walk through a park! The staff were incredibly friendly, and taught us about the history of the bridge as we climbed. The views were absolutely incredible – we could see the entire city! I had a blast and would definitely recommend it to everyone. Check out details below!

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak everyone!

I’ve been MIA for some time, but like the Eid ka Chaand*,  I have once again resurfaced! My website actually crashed a few months back, and I had to manually set it all up again, and re-upload previous posts. There were some things that I was unable to back up – but the general essence of the blog is the same!

I’ve picked up more classes at work, and now have four Year 11 classes that I teach, which is a whole lot of fun, but also a whole lot of work! Which is why it took me so long to get my blog back up and running, but now that the main job is done, I’m hoping to continue maintaining this space and uploading posts frequently!

Hope everyone celebrating had a blessed Eid!

See you guys soon,  


*crescent moon sighted for the Muslim celebration of Eid

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Travel Guide to Fantastic Fiji!

Bula lovelies!

As you guys know, I spent the first 7 days of 2017 in Fiji. While Fiji is made up of a whopping 332 Islands (wowza!) there is one main Island, Viti Levu, which is home to 70% of the population. This is the Island we stayed on, in the city of Nadi (pronounced Nan-dy). We found it to be central to everything we wanted to see, and it was very close to the airport, which is always a plus!

We explored most of Nadi, and even ventured outside of Nadi to explore some beautiful place nearby. Here’s a quick summary of the places we visited, and the things we did:

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Here’s to 2016!

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Happy New Year everyone! Just like that, another year done and dusted. Where is the time going?!
There’s been so much talk about how horrible a year 2016 was for everyone, but being a total optimist, I feel as though there’s always some good in the bad. The bad shapes you to be a stronger and wiser person, while the good times keep you moving forward. There’s always a bit of good in the bad, and a little bad in the good *yin yang style*. And as such, while 2016 was a trying year for some, I can’t help but focus on my highlights of the year.  

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Christmas 2016 and Why My Muslim Family Celebrates Xmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I absolutely love Christmas, like a lot of people, it’s my most favourite time of the year! There’s just something about the fairy lights, pretty decorations and joy in the air. Gotta love the Christmas spirit! What’s more, being an Aussie, this is the time of the year in which we have our Summer break. So Christmas to me, means holidays for weeks! Can’t be mad at that!

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Microsoft Surface Book Everyday User Review

Hey Guys!

If you follow me on Instagram (@baneeno) you may have seen that I recently purchased the Microsoft Surface Book. I was in the market for a new laptop for quite some time, and after much research the Surface Book seemed to be the clear choice. I’ve only had it for 2 weeks but I’m so in love with it and figured I’d share my excitement with you guys! The laptop has quite a lot to love, and although I’m no tech genius, I figured there’d be nothing wrong with providing an honest review by an everyday user. So, without further ado, here are some of my favourite features of the Surface Book.

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The Happiest Place on Earth – Magical Disney World

Happy Sunday lovelies!

I watched Aladdin the Broadway musical recently and it was absolutely incredible. (I’m so glad I caught it here in Sydney because I was so keen to watch it when I was in New York but tickets were sold out. Can’t even tell you how devastated I was) It was so fun to see the movie come to life on stage, it actually gave me Disney World withdrawals! I couldn’t help but be teleported back into the world of Disney, and reminisce about the time I was hanging around rides with my fave Disney characters.

I visited America in 2014 and had the pleasure of touring the country with my family. Out of ll the places that we visited, Orlando’s Walt Disney World was easily one of my favourites. It’s been 2.5 years since that trip and to this day my phone lock screen is still a picture I took of Cinderella’s Castle. It really has that effect on you!

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Scintillating Skin Series – GlamGlow Supermud Treatment

Welcome to the third and final part of my Scintillating Skin Series! If you’ve missed it, in Part 1 I spoke about my makeup removal routine, which you can find here, and in Part 2 I spoke about my face cleansing routine which you can find here . Today I’m focusing on my fortnightly face mask routine.

The mask I’ve been using is the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment. I have in the past used the GlamGlow Youthmud mask, which I absolutely loved, but with big pores being my problem area I opted to give the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment a try. There are 6 GlamGlow varieties, each with a different focus. You can read about each of them on their official website here.

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