Eid Inspired Makeup Tutorial | Featuring Dalphies

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Hi loves!

Recently, I’ve partnered up with the owner of http://www.dalphies.com to present to you guys, this Eid inspired makeup look. Who is Dalphies might you ask? Well, they are an e-commerce website that specializes in unique and trendy collections consisting of south asian attire and jewellery! The owner of Dalphies was nice enough to send me some beautiful pieces to use in my looks, from matha pathi’s to tikka’s – so pretty, unique and perfect for those glammed out looks I love to do. Another great factor about the jewellery was that they were light and not pulling down on my ears (like other heavy south asian pieces -__- lol).

Now don’t get me wrong, this look doesn’t just have to be worn on Eid, you can definitely use it in your summer bollywood weddings or typical summer late night dawats. If you think the lashes are too much, feel free to use a different pair or just wear your own natural lashes with a touch of mascara. Thanks to tape, this look ended up being so neat and clean – definitley give it a try!

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All of the products used are listed below!

1. Mac – Utterly Becoming Paint Pot
2. Mac – Cranberry
3. Morphe – ES20
4. Inglot Gel Eyeliner
5. Mac – Mascara
6. Nars – Radiant Concealer in Vanilla
7. Loreal – True Match Illuminator
8. Maybelline – Fit me Foundation stick in 355
9. Shade Light Palette
10. Becca – Opal Highlighter
11. Milani –  Berry Amore Blush
12. Chanel – Lipstick #34
13. Loreal pencil eye liner

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Hope you guys enjoyed this look! Thanks so much for reading my blog posts and watching my videos – it keeps me going!
xoxo,
Anisa
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Get Ready With Me: Bollywood Inspired Look

Hi friends,

We are almost at the end of the week which is rather exciting because I have a lot of pictures to take for all the ideas that are running around in my head for my YouTube and Blog! A few weekends ago, we had a dawat and I knew I just had to film for you guys. The only issue with filming the day that you are actually supposed to be going somewhere is TIMING! I never can seem to schedule myself accordingly to be done filming and be early or on time for the dawat. Even if I give myself 2-3 hours, something goes wrong – here is a list of a few things that can happen while I’m filming: my battery dies and I have to recharge it, my memory stick runs out and I have to load the video clips on my computer and then start again, or the sun starts to set and I need to set up my lights.. sometimes there are problems after problems! Regardless, I love doing it however I find that sometimes the idea that I have in my mind doesn’t always come to life. For instance, in this video I wanted to film my whole outfit and show you guys what I wore but because the dawat was at night, we weren’t getting good lighting and the camera just wasn’t focusing on the outfit how I would have liked it to. Anyways, enough rambling on, I hope you guys had a chance to see the video, if not click above and check it out!

This video was a Bollywood Inspired Look where my eyes were gold with heavy eyeliner and my face was contoured to the T. I added more glamor to the look by using my Lilly G. lashes as well as wearing some show stopping jewelry! Below you will find a list of my products that I used within the video, feel free to leave your comments  aboout any questions you may have.

Product List:

Mac – Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
Smashbox Shades of Fame Palette – Gold, Praline, Bliss
Mac – Amber Lights Eye Shadow
Maybelline – Black Liquid Eyeliner
Lilly G – Lashes in Barcelona
Ben Nye – Banana Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit – Vanilla, Banana, Havana
Benefit – Hoola Bronzer
Mac – Blunt
Loreal – Black Intense Eyeliner
Bobbi Brown – Mascara
Becca – Opal Highlighter
NYX – Natural Retractable Lip Liner
Maybelline – 920 Lipstick
Nars – Turkish Delight

 

If you want a list or tutorial of how I did my hair and what products I used, leave a comment below or under my video and dont forget to subscribe 😀  Thanks for tuning in you guys.

xoxo

Fool Proof Recipe: Chicken Biryani

It’s come across my mind that I have yet to share with you a South Asian dish that may be of your liking. Last night I decided to try Biryani for the second time (the first time, I added way too many spices and  to be frank – it didn’t taste too good). Although I did not have all the ingredients that I would have liked to use at hand, I made the Chicken Biryani anyway as Irshad and I were really craving it.

SO! Let’s begin my friends! Yall better appreciate the fact that I had my professional huge camera with me during this cooking process #noteasy

Ingredients:
1. Salt (honestly the biggest ‘andaj’ ever – basically meaning, I put in whatever I thought was the right amount)
2. Chili Powder – 3 tbsp (My chili powder isn’t very strong, if yours is strong then put less)
3. Tumeric Powder – 1 tbsp
4. Ginger and Garlic Paste – 2 tbsp
5. Cinnamon Stick – 1 large stick broken into 2 equal pieces
6. Cumin Powder – 1 tbsp
7. Bay Leaves – 3
8. Black Cloves – 8
9. Cardamom – 6
10. Green Chilies – I used 3 big ones because we like our food really spicy, you can use more or less
11. Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
12. Onion – 1
13. Chicken Breast/Legs
14. Basmati Rice – 3 Cups
15. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp

Okay now that we have the ingredients listed, LEGOO!!!

Step 1.
Set out your ingredients (I forgot the salt here but just pretend its sitting right there in the middle)

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Step 2.
Slice some lemons

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Step 3.
Slice some onions

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Step 4.
Put 3 cups of rice in a bowl and add at least 5 cups of water to fully cover it. Put it aside and leave it for one hour.

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Step 5.
Clean your chicken! Why do I only have drum sticks? Well because it was cheap. #forthewin

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Step 6.
In a non stick pan, heat up your oil and add your onions stirring constantly. Stove should be on a medium level.

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Step 7.
When your onions become translucent, add in your chili powder, garam masala, tumeric powder, cumin, salt, ginger and garlic paste, cinnamon sticks, 2 black cloves, and 2 cardamoms, stirring constantly.

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Step 8.
After stirring and coating your onions completely, add half a cup of boiled water into the pan. Remember to always have water boiling when you are cooking a curry dish, hot water is the best to add (don’t ask me why, just do it).

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Step 9.
Throw in your chicken and coat the pieces with the curry

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Step 10.
Add another half cup to full cup of water. The water will keep absorbing so keep adding water every few minutes. At this point, I also added 1 green chili that I chopped up into little pieces.

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Step 11.
Keep your stove at a medium level and cover the pan. Do not cover it completely but leave the lid a little open so there is air coming through. Remember to keep checking up on your chicken curry and mixing constantly. If the water is absorbed, keep adding more water, a half a cup at a time.

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Step 12.
While your chicken is cooking, drain your rice.

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Step 13.
In another pot, add in your rice and enough water to JUST cover the rice, 3 bay leafs and the rest of your black cloves and cardamoms. Close the lid and keep on low to medium heat for about 10 minutes. Keep checking on your rice to make sure it’s not sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning.

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Step 14.
Once your rice is complete, it’s time to layer your rice and chicken. Take some rice out and put it in a big bowl. The first layer is rice, then add all of your curry chicken on top.

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Step 15.
Then add another layer of rice to coat the chicken. On top of that, add your sliced lemons and some chili’s.
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Step 16.
Coat the lemon slices with some more white rice. Then add food some food coloring to the mixture. I mixed this food coloring powder with some water and spooned it over the rice.

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Step 17.
After adding your food coloring, put the lid back on and leave on low for about 15-20 minutes. Although everything is already cooked, you want the flavors to incorporate with one another and let the food coloring soak into the rice. After about 20 minutes, thoroughly mix everything together and voila! You have Chicken Biryani!

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Now, there are a lot of items that our mom’s usually add into Biryani but we just didn’t have them at home! Some of those items may include: Tomatoes, Plain Yogurt, Mint Leaves, Coriander Leaves and even Cilantro. I just did this with what I had at home. I hope that this step by step process helps you to make some delicious spicy Biryani at home. Remember, if you do not want it to be as spicy as mine, lessen some ingredients!

Enjoy!