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Jul 012014

Mariam Sobh Hijab Fashion and Hijab Style Blog


Life behind the screen has been crazy.

Work deadlines, Hijabtrendz deadlines, trying to spend time with family.. Ramadan!

I’m all over the place… but that’s ok right? Sometimes crazy lives push you to be more creative.

Or at least maybe that’s what I’m telling myself hehe.

I’ve been thrilled by the response to the jersey hijabs I’ve been selling.

There is nothing that makes me happier than knowing that something that I found and use is also going to be of use to others.

Other things that I’ve been up to, well my usual scouting out the latest deals and trends.

This time I’m adding to my overwhelming lip product collection. I can’t seem to stop!

And maybe it’s because I have an obsession with Walgreens…ok and maybe Target.

They always seem to have so many options of anything and everything.

The other day I walked into my local Walgreens to pickup a prescription, and I couldn’t help but walk through the makeup section.

There I was sucked into the Burt’s Bees display case, and the fact that there was a special coupon offer going alongside some of their products.

It prompted me to try out two items:

A lipgloss and a lip crayon.


burts bees lip gloss burts bees lip crayon


The lipgloss is in the color of “ocean sunrise” and the lip crayon in “Sedona Sands”.

As you can tell I’m quite partial to lighter colors.

I love these products even though they are a little pricey, because they are 100% natural.

Are you a fan of Burt’s Bees? Do you have any favorite natural makeup lines?


Jun 302014

This past weekend we headed out to visit and stay with my parents.

It seems like we go there a lot lately. But it was the first weekend of Ramadan and we thought we should definitely be there to break our fast with family.

Because of the hot weather, it seemed like a great idea to beat the heat and forget about feeling hungry by going to the local water park! Let me note that the picture of the Crystal Lake Aquatic Center is from two weeks ago, when I didn’t have a swimsuit and just sat around wishing I was in the water.

After being there for no more than 30 minutes, a thunderstorm made an appearance so everyone had to leave the pool area.

We got free passes to come back again… so you can probably guess what I did. I went online and bought myself a suit as fast as I could, so that I could partake in the festivities myself!

crystal lake aquatic center

I purchased a swim set from Coolibar.com.

I paired the ruched top with a pair of their swim pants in black.

coolibar ruche swim top review coolibar swim tight review

The shirt was nice and long which I appreciated. The swim pants were also very light and easy to move in, but I was expecting a thicker fabric.

I also purchased a swim bra and swim bottoms to wear underneath, because there is nothing more gross than parading around the pool in your underwear!

Talk about a soggy bottom lol.

base layers base layers

coolibar swimsuit review  coolibar swimsuit review

The material for the top and pants dried in just a few minutes after getting out of the water. But I’m not sure I’d wear something like this if I were swimming laps.

Since I was just lounging around and standing in the water making sure my kids were safe, I didn’t get to test it out that much.

I still also have to figure out a decent swim hijab style that doesn’t look like an alien.

For this trip I just did a spanish wrap hijab style, but I was trying my best not to get my head wet because I had no idea how it would react to the water.

What are your favorite hijabi swimsuit brands?


Ramadan could start as early as tomorrow!

We still need to make sure we’re prepared and ready to handle the long days and here are some things you’ll probably want to make sure you have on hand.

Dates for Ramadan 2014

Dates for breaking your fast
You can find these almost anywhere now, and if you live in the U.S.like us, try to find a local ethnic grocery store. We’ve actually found dates in Costco! Our favorite type is the juicy Medjool. So delicious you don’t need dessert!


Basic soup ingredients
Whatever your favorite soup is, make sure to have those ingredients on hand. Sometimes all you need is a simple meal to break your fast with. Our favorite soup is lentl or addas soup. It’s light and it’s protein packed.


Make it a point to consume water, because with summer weather it can get easy to lose track and become dehydrated. In some places people will be fasting a record 20 hours straight Don’t over do the water, just make sure to put it as a priority when you break your fast over sugary drinks.


Light exercise
You’ll be tired, but don’t neglect getting in some fitness. You could workout right before iftar time (when you break your fast) or afterward. Our favorite thing to do is go for a nice run right before iftar. Then we come in take a shower break our fast and get ready for a nice relaxing evening.


Up your positivity
It can be so easy to get caught up in the negativity of the day and of those around us. Use this month as a time to really push through positive energy. Smile more often. Forgive people. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Now is the time when you should practice the discipline of letting go.


Ramadan is the best time to energize yourself, and evaluate your lifestyle and priorities. Take the time to revive your spirituality if you feel like you’ve been neglecting it.

There is no right or wrong way to do things, be yourself and take in this wonderful month.

Do you have any tips to share for how you prepare for the big month ahead?


I thought it’s about time I give you all an update on where I’ve seemingly disappeared to.

Life has been pulling me in a zillion directions. And that seems to be something that happens once in a while, and when it does I feel a little disoriented.

There are times when you “fall off the wagon” so to speak.

It could be that you planned to live a healthy lifestyle… but BOOM something pushed you off and you lost track.

falling off the wagon and need to get back up

(Conestoga Wagon 1883. photograph Ad Meskens Image from Wikipedia commons)

In my case yes, losing track of the healthy lifestyle is one thing I’m dealing with haha, but the other is that I haven’t posted in nearly 2 weeks.

I’ve been so exhausted by the demands placed on me at work and at home and in the improv acting world.

All of that mixed together is the recipe for brain freeze!

I literally felt like I didn’t have a single thought left in my head. And let me tell you, it’s not a nice place to be in.

I value creativity and freedom of expression and when you don’t get to put out your best effort in something you really love (Hijabtrendz for me) then it’s hard to put something up. What I’m trying to say I guess, is that when I’m not inspired with something useful to post, I don’t like to do it just for the sake of it.

In my opinion there is way too much “fluff” out there and I don’t want to turn into that person who posts just because they want to keep up a certain quota.

But I’m determined to get back up and bring you wonderful Hijabtrendz readers much more content.

Ramadan is a great time to make a fresh start, so you can be sure to see plenty of articles, recipes, photos, and just plain fun posts to help motivate you in your daily life.

If there is anything in particular you’d like to see, feel free to drop me a note below and share your thoughts!

What are your tips for dealing with setbacks? And what are some things you’d like me to bring back that I haven’t done in awhile?


I’ve been a little light on posting, because for the last few weeks I’ve been busy memorizing my lines for this really amazing short film.

It’s called The Outcast and is about a woman’s journey from a war torn country to the United States. Once she gets to the U.S. she is separated from her husband and has to figure out how to make it.

the outcast film

I don’t want to spoil it too much, and leave it for you to watch it once it’s done!

You can get a sneak peek into what it’s all about here in this video:

If you want to contribute to the project you can check out their indiegogo campaign:


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