Tomato 🍅 Face Mask

Salam (Peace)!

Recently, I have been undergoing some facial (whole body) treatment, paying more attention to the health of my skin and body, even though that is stress on its own. Hopefully I’ll get used to it. I was just going to eat well and hope for the best, apparently, sometimes you have to do more. Or just pray, I bet you can pray for good skin and it will happen.

The dermatologist took a look at my face and talked about how I had combination skin, some sun burns here and there, some little bumps (these happens Due to hormones but I was unlucky to visit her then) and black and white heads that I couldn’t even see.

She’s a dermatologist, so she knows best.

After getting my underwhelming facial treatment, I was expecting magic, my face felt slightly smoother but I think that is just after scrubbing dead skins away, it still “looked” the same. Maybe consistent facial treatments and peace of mind will make a difference. And money.

She gave me some tips (which I will stretch for content, you think I’ll spill everything today?) that I’ve been using to go through the motions. And products which we will talk about some other day.

Once in a week, she advised I used a tomato face mask. I used to use lemon, but she said that is bad or too harsh for “darker” skins. Must be our sun that causes burns with lemon’s “bleaching” action.

Crush the tomato (fresh tomatoes), I used two small ones, and apply to your face. Let dry, leave for about 10-15 minutes and wash off with tepid water.

It is that simple. Slightly messy, you might want to do this in a bathroom.

I’ve always believed in using natural products for beauty, there isn’t much harm that can come from them compared to synthetic things that may mutate on you.

Tomato helps reduce irritation, reduces UV sun damage due to the anti oxidants its packing.

I used mortar and pestle of Aga concept, gifted to me by Maggi a while back.

That’s my face, with the “bloody” tomato mask applied, I placed the skins of the tomato as a “mask” too, not just the juice, we never know where the blessings of the tomato is.

Do you have any peculiar beauty routine you’d like to share? Please use the comment section below, I’d like to hear your struggles. And if it is something you enjoy, I’m happy for you.

Love,

Haneefah. xx

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Rainbow Stacked Pancake

I hope you are all having a colourful week so far?!

If you’re not, then you can add cheeriness to your table, plate, mouth with this colourful fruits platter going on here. There are different ways of incorporating colours to dishes with colour, such as this perfect breakfast example.

If you have a stomach like mine, Then I recommend the consumption of this edifice by one VERY hungry person or just two normal hungry people because this is a long pancake stack.

I have fruits layered in between pancakes with cream cheese filling.

You need (all colour of rainbow fruits that you can eat with pancakes), I used Strawberries, an orange, banana, it’s yellow, go with it, green apples and blueberries.

Creem cheese was beat together with granulated sugar, I think you can use powdered sugar if you want as well. Put in whipped heavy cream for extra fluffiness and you’re good to go!

You can easily remove the cream cheese filling if you want a healthier version, for the fitfams. It will also blend right in for a rainbow breakfast themed party, you know, for those who like rainbows and mornings.

Can’t wait to try rainbow vegetables next, it just really occurred to me right now, I doubt there will be stacking involved. I mean, what can I stack? Eggs?!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Love,

Haneefah.

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WHAT WILL YOU DO DIFFERENTLY THIS RAMADAN?

Ramadan is a great time to reflect on our deeds.

It is a time when good deeds are more pronounced and wrongdoing is minimized. In this blessed month Muslims try to improve on many key areas of their lives such as sincerity, prayers, charity and kindness. Often, some Muslims overlook the issue of sustenance. Nowadays haram sustenance has become widespread and it manifests in corruption, kickbacks, speculation, lotteries and riba to mention a few.

As the holy month comes to a close, it is important for Muslims to reconsider their source of livelihood and make attempts to avoid haram.

To this end, Lotus Capital has established a fixed income fund, which is graded halal by its Shar’iah advisers. The fund can serve as a good starting point for Muslims who are trying to safeguard their investment earnings from haram.

You can learn more about the Fund by sending an email to invest@lotuscapitallimited.com or dialing 01-2914624/0807 709 9551.

May Allah accept our good deeds this Ramadan and multiply our rewards, Ameen.

Lotus Capital Halal Fund

Love,

Haneefah.

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How Safe is Your Child’s Financial Future?

Salam alaikum!

Most people will answer this question by saying that they have opened a junior savings account for their child since birth, and put in every monetary gift the child has received. If you are one of such parents, that’s pretty impressive!

Between paying continually rising school fees, house rent and feeding, it is easy to get so caught up in meeting the present needs of our children, that one may not be able to set money aside for their future.

Planning for the child’s future is equally as important as caring for them while they are growing. Opening a savings account for them is merely the first step in helping them build a financially secure future.

As a savings account yields little to no profit, it may not satisfy your desire to leave a legacy for your child. .

So what is better than saving money in a bank account for your child? Investing in their name! A Shari’ah compliant fixed income fund like the Lotus Halal Fixed Income Fund will do more than save your child’s money. It offers you a means of building wealth for your child before they are able to build it for themselves.

Think of all the ways that an investment can help your child in the future. The profits that a halal investment plan yields can go towards paying some of their school fees, buy them a home, pay for their wedding or help them start a business. Children whose parents have made investments for them have a better chance of having a financially secure future, more than their peers.

As human beings, we don’t like thinking about the negative, but as Muslims, we know that “every soul shall taste death”. What happens to young children who unexpectedly lose their parents? How do they survive in life without the people who worked and earned money on their behalf? Life’s unexpected occurrences is the reason financially savvy parents invest for their children. You don’t expect to die or fall ill, but if it were to happen, you wouldn’t want your children to suffer.

In a hadith narrated by Umar, a companion of Prophet Muhammad (SW), the Prophet used to sell the dates of the garden of Bani An-Nadir and store so food for his family that would cover their needs for a whole year. The Prophet planned in advance for the welfare of his family, and so should any Muslim parent.

With as low as N5,000, you can invest in Lotus Capital Limited’s Halal Fixed Income Fund for your child, and help them start their lives with a healthy nest egg.

You can learn more about the Fund by sending an email to invest@lotuscapitallimited.com or dialing 01-2914624/0807 709 9551.

Lotus Capital Halal Fund

I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying Ramadan so far in sha Allah.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Waffle Fruit Bowl

Salam!!!

This recipe is too simple that I feel I have to apologise for it. Have you entered for the Palazzo giveaway? If you haven’t, you should check for details in this post. So, I couldn’t sleep, its 3am and I just decided to post this and maybe get on with something else.

This is something you can quickly whip up and can also satisfy raging cravings at the same time. It’s colourful and would make for an interesting and totally guilt free snack.

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Back to the tutti frutti bowl, although, you would probably normally want to eat an ice cream in a waffle bowl, I know I would, you can as well throw together a healthy alternative and have loads of fun with it too.

For this, you basically just need a waffle bowl, flavoured greek yoghurt and your favourite fruits cut into small pieces. Here, I used mango, kiwi fruit, strawberry and banana.

And that is all. It is seriously delicious. Try this. Enjoy it. And do have a colourful day ahead!

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Love,

Haneefah.

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