• ALICE IN INSTAGRAM LAND : THE BAD SIDE OF INSTAGRAM

17, 05, 2016

Does being vegan makes you more human?

If you had told me that I’d ever consider going vegan one day, I would have slapped you with my fried chicken. But lately, all the videos of animals being slaughtered on my Facebook feed lead me to read a lot of articles about veganism and I guess my feeling just took over.If you had told me that I’d ever consider going vegan one day, I would have slapped you with my fried chicken. But lately, all the videos of animals being slaughtered on my Facebook feed lead me to read a lot of articles about veganism and I guess my feeling just took over. I didn’t really want to participate in these Barbary in any way. I kept seeing the images flashing by and I automatically wasn’t so comfortable eating meat anymore.

Now, I know myself, I love animals and so far I don’t consider myself vegan. One question has been bothering me a little lately,Full Story


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13, 05, 2016

What I wish I knew before starting a blog

I had a lot of questions before I started my blog. And I never really had satisfying answers but you lean best when you experience something . I did, that's why today I'm decided to tell you what I wish I knew before starting my blog.

I started blogging 3 years ago and at that time I didn’t even know that what I was doing was called blogging. I learned a lot during those 3 years, and here I am now. I’m not the most successful blogger out there that’s for sure. But I learned from experiences and that for me is the most important. No matter how much advice you receive, if you don’t go through something, you’ll never understand it. I created Veil by Maryam thinking that I knew everything and I was now a professional at blogging. Who was I kidding?

When I asked other bloggers what I should know about blogging, they said “just be yourself it’ll be okay” or “enjoy what you do, that’s the most important”. I don’t disagree it’s obviously true. But here what I wish they told me when I asked them about the reality of blogging.Full Story


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11, 05, 2016

Spring Turban tutorial ( Video )

 I really got into the whole turban trend lately ( you don’t have to be Muslim to wear it by the way) and I thought it’ll be perfect for this season.

Spring is here and I couldn’t be happier.This season just brings a lot of happiness in the atmosphere even though it’s not my favorite season, I love that. If you’ve been hanging out here for a while you know I wear a veil. And now that it’s spring it’s time to style it differently, yes I just said that. I really got into the whole turban trend lately ( you don’t have to be Muslim to wear it by the way) and I thought it’ll be perfect for this season. It’s a thing here in Africa everyone has his own way of wearing it. I always thought that my face was to round to wear it. I never thought it’ll suit me. But here I am now. I got this big square scarf in Egypt but you can tie a turban with any time of scarf as long as it’s long enough to be wrapped around our head twice.Full Story


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09, 05, 2016

Alice in Instagram land : The bad side

Instagram changed its algorithm a while ago. A lot of people complained about it, me included. My pictures received a lot less likes as they usually did. I started getting frustrated at it. Then I asked myself, how much power do I give social media or Instagram? What does it really mean?

As human beings, it’s natural to feel the need to be the best, to be appreciated and have an influence. Back in the days people had to work harder to achieve that type of goals. But with the rise of social media, we don’t need to make such an effort anymore. The world is more connected, you can reach people in the other side of the world without even moving. That’s actually beneficial for us, if we know how to use it.Full Story


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07, 05, 2016

The top 6 non romantic movies for an unforgettable girls night

The weekend is finally here. This week have been hectic! The only thing I want to do is sleep, we always said that but we all know that it’s the last thing we’re going to do. Magically as soon as work is done we’re not tired anymore. And what’s the best time to watch movies. I’m pretty sure you guys have a more exiting social life than me, so even if I’m having a girl night all by myself, I still made a list of movies I really liked that could make any girl night a lot better. I don’t really have a favorite movie genre so everyone will be served.

I’m not going to give you the movies synopsis, that’s what trailers are for. Instead I’ll tell you how they made me feel and why it’s worth watching.

Girls love watching romantic movies. But let's explore other options. I tried to list the best non romantic movies I've ever watched during girls sleepovers. So here are the Top 6 non romantic movies for an unforgettable movie night.

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05, 05, 2016

Skincare routine Video : How to get rid of dark spots

When it comes to skincare, I learned the hard way. First of all because I never thought it was that important, and when I found out it was, I started using a bunch of unnecessary products because I thought the more the better. I had no proper knowledge of my skin type and things like that and my skin started breaking out. That's when I decided to learn about my skin type and step up my skincare game. Honestly, I can see a drastic change, first of all my skin is way less oily and my dark spot are almost all gone ! No joke. Now that I'm satisfied with my skincare routine, I decided to share it with everyone, just in case you've been dealing with the same problems as me.When it comes to skincare, I learned the hard way. First of all because I never thought it was that important, and when I found out it was, I started using a bunch of unnecessary products because I thought the more the better. I had no proper knowledge of my skin type and things like that and my skin started breaking out. That’s when I decided to learn about my skin type and step up my skincare game. Honestly, I can see a drastic change, first of all my skin is way less oily and my dark spot are almost all gone ! No joke.
Now that I’m satisfied with my skincare routine, I decided to share it with everyone, just in case you’ve been dealing with the same problems as me.I listed all the products that I used in the description of the video. But this post is going to be a depth explanation of the role of each of these products. To see how I use them watch the video.

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02, 05, 2016

April letter : Accomplishments and goals

Hello everyone! I’m kind of scared to wake up one day an find out I’m 50 years old, I mean time goes by so fast I can’t even keep up. This month of April have been amazing! I don’t often say that but I can’t even remember one sad day in this month. And as always I’m going to share with you my accomplishments and my goals for next month. Hopefully will be as successful as this one.

In order to find motivation to be more productive in the future, it's essential to look back at our previous accomplishments. So I present to you a letter relating my monthly accomplishments and future goals. Hopefully you'll get inspired to set blogging goals, fitness goals and more Full Story


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29, 04, 2016

What’s in my Bag ( video )

What's in my bag

When I was a little girl I thought that the bigger your bag was the better. But I quickly grew up and realized that it wasn’t very smart to keep the world in your bag. So I’m trying as hard as I can to keep a minimal amount of items in there.

I bought the Michael kors Selma bag two years ago. The first designer bag I ever owned and I love it. It’s a big bag with a lot of compartments which helps you to be more organized. I use it to go to school because that’s when I need to take a lot of thing.

In this what’s in my bag video I show what’s in my makeup bag or emergency bag. And what I keep for my typical college days.Full Story


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25, 04, 2016

Garnier skin natural miracle for oily skin

I decided to use a few essentials on my skin, and I’m glad I tried the Garnier skin natural products. So here's the review for my oily skin girls.

I’m pretty sure you’re all aware of my oily skin problem, since I’m complaining about it every time I get the occasion to. But I got the feeling that it’s not going to happen anymore, because I found a miracle product. I decided to go slow on my skin and only use a few essentials, and I’m glad I kept the Garnier skin natural products. I really had the time to use them and see the amazing results.Full Story


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19, 04, 2016

Why it’s important to take a break

There are moments like this, when no matter how much we love something, we don’t have the energy to do it. Take a break because you do need one, here's why

There are moments like this, when no matter how much we love something, we don’t have the energy to do it. We are just tired and  don’t feel like doing anything related to it whatsoever. And I do think that these moments are essential to keep us sane. It’s completely normal, every fire needs to be revived once in a while. And you might ask me, how do I do that? It’s simple take a pause when you need one. It’s so simple and evident but some people think that they’re too busy to take breaks? Wrong approach. Take a break when you need one, it can be beneficial in several ways.Full Story


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