Pray,work, slay!

Soap & Glory Boots Haul

I absolutely love Boots, I can spend hours there without even realizing. Currently, they have a great Buy 3 Get 3 Free sale going on. So, this is everything I picked up.


New Beginnings..Girl from Arabia has moved to Dear Saadia!

Hi everyone,

Girl from Arabia has permanently moved to Dear Saadia due to technical issues.


I'm really excited to start blogging again. Lots of interesting new posts coming up, I've so many things to share! A lot has happened in the past two years since I stopped blogging. I've a baby boy now who is 15 months old, it's been an amazing journey of highs and lows. 

I quit blogging for a couple of reasons one being that it felt like my blog wasn't of benefit to anyone, second being a new mum and working full time as a teacher I just didn't feel the motivation. Losing my old Girl from Arabia website made me realize how much I missed writing and sharing. I've also been reading the comments on my blog which makes me feel so motivated to get back and write more again.

If you've been following my blog since the beginning do leave me a comment and let me know you're still here 😅.

I've quite a few posts lined up. But, if you've any specific requests, do let me know in the comments.

Ramadan Mubarak! I'm Back! Updates & My Lasik Eye Surgery Experience!

Hello and Ramadan Mubarak! I feel so awkward blogging again. I took a loooong break from blogging because of life. Life happened. I got a new job, my family moved to Jeddah from Riyadh, I've also been trying to change my lifestyle. Lots of things have changed, I've changed. Hence, the break.

To be honest, I felt like this blog wasn't that useful for anyone. I lacked the motivation to write again. I was getting comments from lots of disappointed people asking me why I don't write anymore. So, today I decided there is just no reason not to. I do enjoy blogging and there are so many things I want to share!

If you've any blog post requests, leave them in the comments below.

Update 1: I got Lasik Eye Surgery done here in Jeddah in January. I absolutely hated wearing contacts/glasses. So, Alhamdullilah that has been one of the highlights of my year.

Lasik surgery in Jeddah is expensive. You will pay around 8000-12,000 SR for this eye correction surgery. For those who don't know Lasik surgery is a surgical procedure to correct near or far sightedness, My vision was pretty bad and it was getting worse! My left eye was -4.75 and right eye -5.00. I decided to get the surgery done when I saw an offer on Cobone.com for 3,999 SR.

How To Do Hammam Maghrabi or Moroccan Bath At Home

Last month I searched high and low for places that did the Moroccan bath. I found a few places but chickened out. Because I was informed that you cannot wear anything except a little plastic underwear. Needless to say, I was mortified and decided not to go.


How To Get Out of a Marriage Rut

Those who are married know that as a couple we often tend to fall into a dull and monotonous lifestyle. There is no excitement and you feel no connection with each other... We become robots, just functioning.

If you've been feeling low about your relationship, this could be the easiest way to revive some excitement.

Do something new.

How To Get Plump Lips

This is a temporary way to plump up your lips. As we grow older our lips tend to shrivel. I use this device mainly to exercise my lips. Get the blood flowing there. The plumpness doesn't last for a long time. For me, it lasts for about 20 mins. But, like I said I use this more to exercise my lips.



Before and After

I Got Red Hair!!!

Yes! I finally took the plunge and went completely red/magenta. My entire head had to be bleached! Yikes! But, surprisingly my hair is not as damaged as I expected it would be. I'm taking extra care of it so that helped in keeping my hair soft.





 This was my hair inspiration. She is +Bodmon Zaid. You can find her on instagram with the same name. Since my hair was pretty dark, I didn't get the same bright red color but it is very similar to the pictures above.

This was my hair dream since forever. But, I was so hesitant because I didn't want to bleach my hair. I finally gave in and got it done. I am really satisfied by how it turned out. I love red hair so much. I can never see myself going back to brown.

Comment below if you would like more details on hair care and tips on getting red hair. <3
I've literally so many things I need to write about but I've been very lazy with the blog. Trying to catch up now! Lots of posts coming insha Allah.

Belated Eid Mubarak!


New Sleek Solstice Highlighter Palette Review


This is obviously the first product I wanted to review. I love glowy dewy skin. So, highlighters are a must for me. I am obsessed with them and I'm always on the lookout for better ones.

I still do love my MAC Soft and gentle highlighter but not everyone is keen on spending 160 SR on a highlighter. For those of you who are looking for a high quality highlighter for an affordable price, keep reading.






I absolutely love the packaging. It looks and feels like a high end product. It comes with 4 different highlighters, a little brush applicator and a mirror inside.

Easy & Super Effective Natural Remedy For Dry Facial Skin

I've been suffering from really dry, itchy and flaky skin lately. And, my sunflower oil was not cutting it anymore. I needed something a bit more heavy to soothe my winter skin. Facial skin is sensitive and the wrong products can break you out.

I wanted to use natural things only. The first thing I applied to my skin was milk. It immediately bought relief to my skin. I soaked a cotton pad in cold milk and then I applied the wet cotton pad to the dry patches. Then I applied it all over my face. The milk has lactic acid which is very good for your skin. Milk is also very moisturizing. You can leave it on for as long as you want. I do this once in the morning and once at night if my skin is really dry. You can also use milk as a weekly face pack. Easy, super simple and very effective.

Nivea After Shave Balm As Primer!!!

Before you think I'm absolutely crazy, read on. So, a lot of people are raving about using this after shave balm as a primer. I researched a bit more and every review I read was positive. Oily skin girls specially raved about this product. They said that it prevents your face from getting oily and made makeup last really long. I did not know how this product would work on dry skin.



I tried it. And.absolutely.fell.in.love. 

Sleek Makeup Unboxing #2 & First Impressions

Yay! I received my Sleek Beauty Blogger box #2 today. So, I thought I'd do an unboxing blog post to show you all what I received. Unboxing is so fun to watch! I will also be doing reviews very soon after I take some time to test the products out.






These are all the products in the box.  There is an eyeshadow palette, an illuminator, a lip gloss, a highlighting palette and a lip balm.

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