✌ Alone at Sea ✌

Amongst all the people walking around me

I walk ALONE near the sea

The ocean with its awe filled wonder

As the sand slips beneath my feet

I hear the waves

As I ponder

In this world, are we free

I feel some hope, My family brings

In this world whose with me?

Am I ALONE like I really believe?

Or is that just a part of me?

I could be the perfect actress,

Who doesn’t let anyone see

That I’m the only one standing ALONE,

When I’m ALONE at sea.

 

 

By T.JOHURA (SENIOR)

 

 

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Spring/Summer Photography 2014

It’s that time of the year again, when your bulbs are re growing and your buds are blooming with so much colour all around it’s a shocker I haven’t been snapping pictures like crazy like I did last year. This year the daffodils have already come and gone *sigh* I’ve just been so sick and I’m recovering painfully slow, which has caused me to become overly lazy and miss out on so much excitement in my garden.

This year we haven’t been all that much into gardening, we’ll be going away to Italy and Bangladesh soon, so I thought I’d write this up before we disappear =)

I recently went to one of my uncles houses and was amazed to see so many different plants and shrubs and amazing greenery’s, I just couldn’t help myself, and snapped up a few pics hehe

I must admit though, I took these pics on my phone, but I think it turned out pretty good =D

Close up

Close up – Just look at the amazing intricate details

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Super awesome yellowness, my friend Sheila would be proud of me for putting this one up 😉

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I love the red ones, the colour of poppies but I’m pretty sure they’re not poppies, hmm

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Yellow overload =D Eeek I love these!!!

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such a spectacular shade of pink, it’s the pink version of the white flowers that grow on cherry trees before the buds come out methinks, what does thou think?

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Just thought I’d stick a green one in there, for no apparent reason of course…

Anyhoo enough of my uncles plants, I’ll show you what’s growing on my trees so far (nothing that amazing really – but we’re not too fussed as we will probably not be around to eat it all)

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I think this ones an apple tree, I can’t remember, we’ve moved a few around and brought new ones, it’s difficult to tell them apart at this stage. Well I think most fruit trees look the same, but I might just be the odd dumb one – urm.. sorry about that =/

Oh and excuse the bright orange fences, our fences came down last month with the harsh winds, as did a few of our neighbours, so now were stuck with a few bright orange fences which look hideous *face palm* and apparently no one stocks up on fences in Luton ugh!

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I absolutely love these itty bitty cherry tree, we had one that was planted in our old house, it was humongous and it bore many fruits each year. I have great memories with that tree, so much so, that as a child moving out of my first home I asked my dad if we could take the tree with us – but of course, we couldnt just lift a huge tree of the ground *sob* and there you have it, a forever tree friendship ends in misery ='( nothing will ever replace you Miss.Humongous Cherry tree, I shall forever remember you *sheds tears* ok enough drama, i’ll try to move on *sniff*

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Ok half these plants haven’t bloomed yet, but since I’ll probably be in Italy or Switzerland I thought I’ll upload them anyway!

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I love that the sun was out, this is the first day I went into my garden since FOREVER and I love that my dad let me take the pictures on his phone, because let’s be real, I have the worlds crappiest phone, (note to self – Must invest in a camera!!)

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Amazing

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more pretty flowers – near this plant are lots of blackberries yum, but I guess I forgot to take a pic – oops

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The back end of my garden, excuse the broken greenhouse – caused by the neighbours kids playing football in our garden – hehe

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Hope you enjoyed all my pics, my next picture post should be on fruits if all goes according to plan. However there could be a slight delay what with all the holiday plans and Ramadan round the corner =)

Hope every ones having a happy sunny and joyous day,

TJ 😉

 

❤ Salma Mannan MUA ❤

Hey guys,

Alright people, I’m just going to put it out there, I love this girls work, shes totes awesome. Salma was actually the first person I asked about me writing a blog post on her work, this was July of this year (2013) but I fell ill which meant I didn’t do a lot on my blog, but I didn’t forget lol. When I asked her early November, she agreed straight away and I was soo happy!

Salma Mannan is a professional hair and make up artist who was qualified by the well known Lubna Rafiq, who has the UK’s leading training academy for make up artists =D Wow! That’ll explain her brilliant work eh? =P

I’ll post pictures of the different types of work Salma does, relating to all things BRIDAL, but she does other things too, including prom and party make up.

Okay I will start with my favourite’s, these were taken for the Asian Bride Magazine:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

Like seriously guys, I cannot fault her work one bit!

Alright I’ll try and put them under small heading so it’s easier on your eyes and I will try to put a mixture of proffessional photo shoots with models as well as un-edited pictures with real bride/clients.

Mendhi Look:

Soft cut crease, looks brilliant yet subtle

Soft cut crease, looks brilliant yet subtle

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Walima/Reception look:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Traditional Bride:

Ever wanted your dream traditional beauty makeover for your big day? Look no further!

Ever wanted your dream traditional beauty makeover for your big day? Look no further!

Authentic & Traditional

Authentic & Traditional

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Don’t forget your bridesmaids:

Awww how cute do the grooms sisters look guys? <3

Awww how cute do the grooms sisters look guys? ❤

After an entire day typing, it’s finally done!!! I can’t wait till Salma reads this post. If you do go over to her page, make sure you mention that we sent you there! 😉

Salma is a great sister and I’m sure you would love her company if you gave her the chance to give you a make over. Salma has had many many clients and so she is very experienced, so what are you waiting for people, go check her out 😉

Love yah guys,

 TJ 

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* Rimmel Collection*

Hey party people

I thought that It’s about time I post up my collections, since I took and uploaded all these pics months ago, I guess I was being slightly lazy. You may have already noticed, my favourite product to buy from Rimmel are Mascaras lol I do go through them a lot, so here are the ones I’m using at the moment, I don’t use all four at the same time, but I usually use the lash accelarator (the old version) mixed with one other. I’m not a big fan of spider lashes, but I do appreciate voluminous long lashes *damn you little brother who was born with hugeee girly thick long lashes – I officially hate you*

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My favourite mascara is obviously the lash accelerator, which by the way is the first one in line, with the lime top and black body. I’ve used it sooo sooo much that the name has rubbed off, oops! I really can’t wait to use the new version, I hope it’s just as great. Sometimes companies try too hard to upgrade a product and sometimes it just doesn’t work out. I love using it with the Collection 2000 (Now called Collection) Magi Length Mascara or the Maybelline Define-a-Lash. Try it and let me know what you think!

 

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Oooh they look like fancy girly skyscrapers haha. P.s. I hate the nail varnish! It has a long thick brush, apparently the new so called *maxi brush* its huuuuuuge and is supposedly mistake free. Please tell me who has finger nails THAT big? I would say my nails are quite big, but heck, obviously not!

Anyhow… this is my Rimmel Collection =D

 

Power to the Peaceful

TJ

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P.p.s I love Pugzy

Garden Full of Goodness [In Pictures]

Hello wonderful people,

We’ve had some great garden wonders this year and since our spring pictures went up a treat I thought I’d post some pictures for everyone to see. I’ll keep it short and simple, enjoy!

-TJ-

Spot the runner beans yum!

Spot the runner beans yum!

 

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RED!

RED!

Cute flowers ready to form a bean bud!

Cute flowers ready to form a bean bud!

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Last but not least

Last but not least

 

Pumpkin Patch - getting watered!

Pumpkin Patch – getting watered!

 

Baby Pumpkin

Baby Pumpkin

More baby pumpkins =)

More baby pumpkins =)

 

New tomatoes growing

New tomatoes growing

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Purple Tomatoes beginning to turn red!

Purple Tomatoes beginning to turn red!

Berries

Berries

Plums!

Plums!

 

Pears

Pears

More plums

More plums

Green Apples

Green Apples

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Red Apples

Red Apples

 

Red apples

Red apples

Red Apples

Red Apples

More Plums

More Plums

 

More berries

More berries

Coriander, well the last that's left of it, sorry guys, these smell too great, mother and I got carried away!

Coriander, well the last that’s left of it, sorry guys, these smell too great, mother and I got carried away!

Baby potatoes, forgot to take the big ones pics, and its raining!!!

Baby potatoes, forgot to take the big ones pics, and its raining!!!

Flowers!

Flowers!

 

More flowers

More flowers

Berry flowers!

Berry flowers!

Last pic, sorry, phones memory is full! More pics soon!

Last pic, sorry, phones memory is full! More pics soon!

 

 

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* M.U.A Collection *

MUA

MUA

I’ve been meaning to do this post ever since I got a few single eye shadows from MUA and realised what great products MUA sold for such a reasonable price. I have quite a collection now, unfortunately I have many many make up bags and couldn’t really gather all my eye shadows for pictures, but I can assure you every single one I’ve tried has been mega awesome!!

SHADE - 30 PEARL

SHADE – 30 PEARL

Please do take a look at our ‘Product Critique’ section for some previous reviews on certain products,

Link: https://milliondollarrock1.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/cheap-beauty-products-do-they-work-i-put-them-to-the-test/

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The best thing about make up is you never get bored of it, i have a tremendous amount of various brand make up palettes but even with the great amount of choice I always find myself picking up the ‘Undressed Palette’ which I’ve heard is a dupe for the Urban Decay ‘Naked Palette’ if you’ve tried the ‘Undress Me 2’ Palette, let me know in the comments section what you think of it! My favourite shades in this palette have got to be shade 1,2,3 and 5. They are my most used and also the ones that best suit my skin tone. I’ve almost hit pan on them, so I will be repurchasing it as soon as I get the chance. This palette is great for everyday make up uses, I even used it as part of my eid look, just use a dash of gold glitter with a neutral background and BAM!!! you have transformed into a diva!

Undressed Palette

Undressed Palette

My current favourite lip products by MUA are their power pouts, I’ve tried the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous and although I really like it, I find it difficult to splash out £8.99 on a lip product, however, I bought the MUA power Pouts for £3!!! It’s an unbeatable and unbelievable price for a product which practically does the same as Revlon. I also love the colour range, I only have two at the moment. The MUA counter in my town doesn’t sell everything and everytime I go, it’s either sold out or everything has been ripped up, tried and broken my….urm..I dunno, some crazyyy monster that clearly lives inside the MUA counter!!! Grrr…. (Please can we all unite in killing the monsters who do this….EVERYTIME!!!)

I keep meaning to buy more of these!

I keep meaning to buy more of these!

 

Can't go without mentioning that these lip liners are awesome, I also have the pink one with glitter in it, but I prefer the ones without, so I've given that one to my sister!

Can’t go without mentioning that these lip liners are awesome, I also have the pink one with glitter in it, but I prefer the ones without, so I’ve given that one to my sister!

So, even though, I have trouble gathering all my make up products, I hope you enjoyed looking at my collection, my room has just been vacuumed, ahhh missing the glitter, ahh well, maybe next time eh!! Glitter rocks! Oh yes, PLEASE MUA, SELL GLITTER/DAZZLE DUST POTS!! I really wannnnnnnnnt =)

 

Cheerio Till next time,

Peace on the streets Saan! Ooops hold up …Power to the Peaceful

TJ!!

(P.s I love Nyla and Bamboo)

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♥ Beneficial and Beautifying Oils ♥

I thought I would take some time out to share some information on a few types of oils you may want to include in your daily skincare routine.

1) Tea Tree Oil

Useful for dry skin and blemish prone skin, does not dry out your skin but has good anti-bacterial properties. I’ve recently started using a cleanser which contains tea tree oil, not only does it smell like a disinfectant but it actually makes me feel like it has totally cleaned out my skin from any possible impurities. Less bacteria means less spots! If you’re wondering about the name of my cleanser it’s ‘Tea Tree’ Exfoliating face scrub by Beauty Formulas, loving it so far. It comes in a squeezy tube and contains 150ml. Due to the oils anti-bacterial properties it is known to prevent rashes and allergies. Many people use it to clear their acne or dandruff, so quite clearly it has many uses, why not give it a go?

2) Argan Oil (Also known as Moroccan oil)

Argon oil contains vitamins E and other anti oxidants which protects the skin and hair from damage. Due to it’s moisturising properties, using it on your face will leave it feeling soft and hydrated. Whereas using it on your hair will leave it feeling silky and smooth. Argan oil sinks straight into the hair or skin, so you won’t feel sticky afterwards, if you’ve always dreamt of Cheryl Coles glossy locks, I think you should try re-create it using  tiny bit of Argan oil and see the difference.

3) Olive Oil

Olive oil is not only great with your food, but you can also use olive oil on your hair. I use it as a deep conditioning mask, just before I wash my hair, leave your hair dangling with the oil for approximately one hour, then wash your hair out with your usual shampoo and/or conditioner and once you’re out your hair will feel sooo soft and smooth, you’ll probably have trouble keeping your fingers from running through your hair =P
Not only will it feel great but you will notice that it works great at detangling your hair.

4) Amla Oil (Indian Gooseberry)

This smells funny in the hair, but if you feel like you’re losing hair, rub a bit of this in your scalp and your hair will grow back, thick and plenty. It is also known to reduce split ends and has been used in India for many many years as a remedy for keeping your hair beautiful and voluminous. If you don’t use an in-shower conditioner like me, then this works great, I use this if I run out of my leave-in conditioner. Due to it conditioning nature it can also be used to relieve a dry or itchy scalp =)

And there are many more beneficial oils out there, but this is all I will be discussing for now,

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Power to the Peaceful
TJ