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.

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!

How Being Cruelty Free Can Save You Money

How Being Cruelty Free Can Save You Money
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How Being Cruelty Free Can Save You Money

I recently took the decision to go cruelty free with my makeup buying, and it’s been harder than I thought.

So, I thought I would explore how going cruelty free can save you money.


Cruelty Free means that the products have NOT been manufactured OR tested on animals.

For years I was aware of the Cruelty-Free Movement but never took the plunge till last year.

I’ve been researching more and more into Halal Cosmetics and I’ve discovered that they use no animal products in the production, but since they’re not readily available yet, I decided to go cruelty free.

How to save TIME and MONEY with Amazon Prime

Save Time & Money with Amazon Prime
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How to Save Time and Money with Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime has changed my life.

No really!

For the last 4 years, I have been taking advantage of Amazon Prime and it has SAVED me so much time and money in delivery costs it’s not even funny.

When you first look at the price for an Amazon Prime membership you kind of baulk at the £79 per year, but when you break down how many times you order from Amazon and delivery price for each item, it pays for itself in my opinion.

I’ve already talked about the benefits of Amazon Prime Student with which you get a FREE 6 Month trial and costs half the price of Amazon Prime.

Business in the Spotlight – SNI Hair Oil

Business in the Spotlight - SNI Hair Oil
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Business in the Spotlight – SNI Hair Oil

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.

SNI Hair Oil is one of the best discoveries I made in 2017 along with Millionaire Hair Mist.

Both are organic products and run by 2 successful but very different women.

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick and Lip Cheat | Review

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick and Lip Cheat Review
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Charlotte Tilbury is a name synonymous with glamour, red carpets and luxury.

Built by the makeup artist to the stars, Charlotte Tilbury, her makeup line was always going to succeed.

Armed with the knowledge to turn any woman into a screen siren, it consists of skincare and makeup that adds a touch of glamour for us mere mortals.

Charlotte Tilbury is a luxury brand but the prices for her products are affordable enough to get one or two treats.

My sister very kindly gifted me some money for my birthday last year, so I decided to buy something I had been lusting after for ages but didn’t have the finances for myself.