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I’m Humaira Money Savvy Muslim

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I'm Humaira, a 30-something adopted Londoner who loves everything beauty, lifestyle and everything in between! I blog about saving money, making money and living the life you want without compromising your identity.

3 Ways to Save Money for your Holiday

3 Ways to Save Money for your Holiday
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3 Ways to Save Money for your Holiday

Jon at The Money Shed

Today’s post is from Jon over at The Money Shed.

As the UK’s largest community website dedicated to working from home with a forum of over 125,000 posts, there isn’t anything he doesn’t know about making or saving money online!

With that in mind he’s got 3 top tips for us to use to help keep those costs down the next time we plan going on our holidays no matter where they are in the world!

Everyone knows that feeling of wanting to get away and explore new places. It usually happens when the weather at home is bad and you’re feeling a bit fed up with work. So we go online to start looking at holidays and then realise how much going away actually costs!

We all love to go away but the cost of holidaying puts most of us off. Well, there are ways that you can save money for your holiday, meaning that you can have a great time away without worrying about breaking the bank.

Here are our 3 top tips to help you save money for your next holiday.

Small Business Instagram Eid Gift Guide

Small Business Instagram Eid Gift Guide - A gift guide for Eid featuring small business from instagram catering to the Muslim Market in the UK.
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Eid is just around the corner, and I know a lot of us are only starting to realise we’re now halfway through Ramadan alhamdulillah.

We’re not big gift givers in my family, but I wanted to put together a list of Small Business on Instagram who might be up your street that you don’t already know about.

Not all the businesses featured are having a sale for Eid, and for some of the stocks are running out fast!

Even if you don’t buy for someone else, there’s someone who always deserves to be treated and that’s you!

You’ve done amazing this Ramadan and it’s about time we celebrate Eid looking, feeling and smelling our best!

Pros and Cons of Selling on Facebook Marketplace

Pros and Cons of Selling on Facebook Marketplace
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Pros and Cons of Selling on Facebook Marketplace

Or, why I will never sell on Facebook Marketplace again!

Facebook Marketplace is one of those things those of us with a Facebook account (if you still have one after the whole Cambridge Analytica scandal?!) have either accidentally clicked on, or actively seek out.

Hailed as the FREE way to get rid of your unwanted goods, it’s a great way to pick up a bargain close to home.

I would argue however, it is not great for sellers, and a horrible way to sell goods and services unless you want to be ripped off. More on that later.

Business in the Spotlight – Nisha Davdra

Business in the Spotlight - Nisha Davdra - An interview with Nisha Davdra, a prominent hair and makeup artist in the UK and a review of Nisha Davdra Jewels.
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Business in the Spotlight – Nisha Davdra

In this series called Business In The Spotlight, we highlight Muslim owned or Muslim catering businesses who you may or may not know about and help you to understand the human story behind the brand.

Nisha Davdra is one of YouTube’s oldest Makeup Artists here in the UK.

Spanning a career over 10 years on YouTube and is a prominent Hair, Makeup and Henna artist.

Did you also know she sells jewellery on her website?

In this interview and review, we’ll get the low-down on the real Nisha Davdra, the heartaches, the despair and finally the triumphs. (Yeah, I’m making it more Bollywood than it is, but did you know Nisha has worked on movies including Cinderella and Aye Dil Hai Mushkil (and that too on Ranbir Kapoor?!)

Rome Life Hotel | Review

Rome Life Hotel Review
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Rome Life Hotel | Review

While we were planning our trip to Rome we booked the same hotel as the friends we were going with. We spent hours on TripAdvisor searching hotels that were slightly cheaper but that meant they were either far away or not great quality.

The inclusion of breakfast as part of the hotel package was what ended up swaying us, as well as the proximity to the main train station and the tourist sites in Rome.

48 Hours in Rome – What to see, eat and do as a Muslim

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48 Hours in Rome – What to see, eat and do as a Muslim

Rome is the home of the Catholic faith, so why would you want to travel there as a Muslim?

Italy is a beautiful country with many faiths and even the world’s biggest mosque in Europe!

Travelling to Rome to see the sights in 48 hours can seem like a daunting task, but I promise you it is totally possible.

You just need to be prepared to walk. A lot!

By now you’ve planned your trip to Rome and packed your hand luggage.

Now what?

How to Pack Hand Luggage as a Hijabi

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How to Pack Hand Luggage as a Hijabi
Packing for a hand luggage only trip can be a logistical nightmare.

Especially when you’re a chronic over packer!

Packing Hand Luggage as a Hijabi can be tricky.

I’ve travelled since I was 5 years old with my family Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), so you could say I’m a seasoned traveller.

But since 2013 when we got married, my husband has challenged me to pack hand luggage only for short breaks.

And while I still over pack sometimes, I’m starting to get the hang of it!

On our recent trip to Rome, we only packed for hand luggage.

And whilst we were overweight on the way back, they still let us on the plane, because we were running late!

How to plan your trip to Rome as a Muslim

How to plan a 4 day trip to Rome and make the most of it
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Plan your trip to Rome as a Muslim

We recently booked a last minute getaway to Rome, Italy with some friends and their kids for 4 days.

Having not been out of the country for 2 years due to lack of funds and my Stroke in 2016.

We knew we needed to get away and the opportunity was too good to pass up.

While planning this trip to Rome, I found lots of conflicting information.

Especially when it came to travelling as a Muslim.

I’ve written down how to plan your trip to Rome as a Muslim and learn from our mistakes.

Cruelty Free Makeup at Superdrug with BONUS Checklist

Cruelty Free Makeup at Superdrug with BONUS Checklist - A list of all the cruelty free brands available at Superdrug and you can download a checklist to help you when you shop!
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Cruelty Free Makeup at Superdrug with BONUS Checklist

After my last post on why cruelty free makeup saves you money, I realised that when we actually go shopping in a specific store, it can be hard to know which brands are cruelty free and which are not.

After all, you don’t want to be checking brands every few minutes if the mobile reception is a bit dodgy!

To help both you AND me out, I thought I would create a list of the cruelty free makeup at Superdrug here in the UK so that you can shop with ease.

I’ll also make a list of the brands that are NOT cruelty free so you can be wary next time you shop.

I’m only focusing on cruelty free makeup at Superdrug at this point, I’ll be doing separate posts on Makeup Brushes, False Eyelashes and Nail Products later, and I hope to branch out to skincare at some point.

Let’s begin!