Hello Beauties, I’m Hafsa Issa-Salwe, a 20 something year old International Business student from London. I’m a huge beauty enthusiast, it’s is a a huge passion of mine. I’m no way near self-centred but the feel of a body lotion, the glitter of an eyeshadow and the gorgeous smell of a Lush bath bomb does serious things for me.
WHAT IS MUSLIMAH BEAUTY ALL ABOUT?
Muslimah Beauty is of course a place for fellow beauty obsessives however, not only will I be focusing on our outer beauty, I want this to be a community for women to develop and learn to love their inner selves too. We can try as much as we can to make sure our hair is thick and glossy, skin blemish free and smooth but, it’ll never compete with our inner selves.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO BEAUTY?
My mother, a trained beautician had a whole bunch of books on make-up, massage and aromatherapy. Being the huge bookworm I am, I’d read these books before going to bed and I was just 9 years old when I started reading these books. From there, I was fascinated!
WHAT’S YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE PRODUCT?
I can’t honestly answer that! So many products come to mind but if we’re narrowing it down, I’ll choose two, it has to be MAC’s blusher in Sweet as Cocoa. It goes with everything, makes me look healthy and it’s very natural looking. My second is L’Oreal’s Telescopic Mascara, it leaves me looking like I’ve got fake lashes on.
FAVOURITE BEAUTY TIP?
A regular facial massage and exfoliation are essential! It’ll make a huge difference in how your make-up and the texture of your skin looks.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?
As well as studying, another hobby (sense the sarcasm) of mine is mixing body butters, scrubs and buying lotions and potions. You can most certainly find me at the beauty counters in Selfridges, or if I’m broke, in Superdrug. I’m also very interested in history and politics and reading up on history.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
I have many tricks rolled up my sleeve which I’ll keep to myself for now but, I plan on building an empire. I’m about to launch a range of bath and body products in the near future so stay posted!
Thanks for visiting!