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Movie Review | The Muslims Are Coming

Happy Sunday!

Laughter is always the best medicine, but does it help the Islamaphobia cause? The husband and I watched the new slight documentary The Muslims are Coming, and we were confused at first, at times annoyed, laughed out loud, had aha moments and even cried a little (or only just me not the husband). The movie has limited release and is currently running in Chicago for a few more days at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

The film documents a tour Muslim comedians organize for free to reach out to non-Muslims in major and rural cities to address Islamaphobia. Some of our favorite parts of the movie were when the comedians set up booth in different cities to play “Ask a Muslim,” “What Religious Scripture is it” and “Hug a Muslim.” Some jokes and clips from their tour are also documented, however don’t expect to see the entire comedy tour in this movie. If you consider yourself to be a prude just be cautioned of sexual related jokes in the movie. Other than that, we recommend seeing The Muslims are Coming and give it an overall rating of 8.5/10 (because it was actually funny, and we love supporting positive Muslim causes/business’).

Get more information about the movie on their website.

Have a great Sunday!

August Favorites

Hello everyone!

Here is our monthly favorite from August. I know it’s a little late but at least it’s only the beginning of September, and I enjoyed creating a favorite list last month so had to continue.

Favorite Hijab/Scarf– A simple black unbranded scarf that I dressed up and down throughout the month. See more pics of the hijab here, here, and here.
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Netflix TV Binge– Orange is the New Black. We finished watching season one and can’t wait for next season to premier.
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Favorite Movie– The Wolverine & Elysium both movies were thumbs up for us. Especially Elysium which had a very futuristic yet, original concept.

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Flowers of the Month – Fresh flowers from Whole Foods they were so aromatic that even the husband noticed.

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And these beautiful beauties the husband surprised me with (local florists).

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Makeup Beauty Product- MAC lickable lipstick & Benefit Watt’s Up. The lipstick is such a fun color that I layer with mahogany lip liner from Mac and usually a light brown matte/semi matte shade.
The Watt’s Up highlighter I’ve been using for a couple of months and can’t get over how perfectly it works.
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Favorite Food– Catered food from Usmania restaurant and local cook at the family Eid party we attended. You can check out pics from the party here.

Favorite Dessert– Chocolate chip cookie pizza from Lou Malnati’s. We’ve had this dessert a few times before and it’s always a favorite.

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Favorite Hijabi Outfit Of the Day– Check out outfit post here.
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Favorite Couple Shot– Taken during the family Eid party. See more fun pics here.
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Favorite Couple Moment– Going to Navy Pier on the cta to Cirque Shanghai, the husband turns around and tells me “you dazzle me.” I thought it was cute and told him I’m making a mental note to use that sometime.

Shopping Haul Favorite Find for the Month– Clear clutch from Forever 21

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Wishlist Item Haul– DSLR Camera the Canon EOS Rebel SL. We finally took the plunge and joined the DSLR bandwagon. We couldn’t be happier with our new baby!

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Thank you for visiting and please share some of your favorites for last month.

Movie Review | Man of Steel 3D

Hi everyone!

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Yesterday we checked out Man of Steel which we had been looking forward to for many months, well actually the husband had been looking forward for many months. Yet, to my surprise I loved it more than I ever expected and became smitten with Henry Cavill, the actor playing superman.

What I loved about the movie was how well the story was told and how those who are not aware of the story can catch up without feeling lost throughout the movie.

K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) Movie Review: Man of Steel 3D

AnU Overall Rating: 8.5/10
3D Experience: 8/10
Action Scenes: 8/10
Direction: 8/10
Story: 8.5/10

If you haven’t already I would highly recommend checking it out.
FYI- there is no after credits scene so don’t bother staying an extra five minutes after the movie.

Have a great Saturday!

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Movie Review | Fast and the Furious 6

Happy Friday!

I’m gonna keep this post short since I updated about our Ohio road trip in yesterday’s blog, and since I didn’t want to over do it yesterday I’m posting the movie review today.

K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) Movie Review: Fast and the Furious 6

AnU Overall Rating: 7/10
(Normal) Action Scenes: 4/10
(Impossible) Action Scenes: 9/10
(Racing/Cars) Action: 4/10
Direction: 7/10
Story: 7/10

The husband found it necessary to address the different types of action scenes in the movie thus rating them differently. Part 6 of F&F was more about regular action scenes. The actual cars racing scenes seemed a bit lackluster as true racing cars weren’t used, instead BMW 5 series were used- which doesn’t make sense to car enthusiasts.

Do let us know what you thought of the movie or what plans you have for the weekend.

Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend!!

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Road Trip & Spring Deity HOOTD

Happy Thursday everyone!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week. I feel like the week flew by and now I’m looking forward to the weekend.

As I mentioned for Memorial Day weekend we headed out to Cleveland, Ohio. We decided to take a road trip and enjoy the scenery from a car since we hardly get to drive. We arrived in Cleveland late on Friday night and went straight to bed. Saturday morning we hangout in downtown Cleveland, went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (pictures below) as we were entering one of the employees commented on my look and called me “the Spring deity” it made me laugh and I told them I was there to represent Spring. The Hall of Fame was good but not as great as I expected. I think I enjoyed the architecture more than the actual displays inside. In the afternoon we met with friends to have dinner at Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Cuisine. The restaurant has a unique concept of custom creating your stir fry, basically you get to pick which ingredients you would like in your dish and the chef cooks it up while you watch- similar in concept to a hibachi restaurant but quicker! I guess you can kind of screw up your dish if you over do it with the ingredients but mine turned out pretty good. The husband ordered a stir fry from the menu and he also enjoyed his dish.
After dinner we caught a viewing of Fast and the Furious 6 (I can’t believe this was the sixth and seventh is in the works!) You can check out our KISS movie review to see how we rate it tomorrow on the blog.

The next day we headed to Cedar Point with our friends. The husband and I hadn’t heard of Cedar Point until recently- I guess being from Florida the land of Disney World, Universal Studios and Bush Gardens we forgot other theme parks actually exist. Cedar Point was great- it was nice to enjoy some extreme roller coasters but the two hour lines were not fun. The newest roller coaster was Gate Keeper which we rated as second best to Millenium Force- we completely recommend that if you love roller coasters and visit Cedar Point. We left the park pretty late and were drained by the time we got to our hotel. Monday we headed back to Illinois and relaxed rest of the day by watching our newest Netflix tv binge, Alias.

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- Target| Top- Forever 21| Skirt- Express| Shoes- Prabal Gurung x Target| Bag- Rebecca Minkoff MAC| Bracelet- Pandora

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Blues, Whites & Star Trek Movie Review

Happy Thursday everyone!

This will be a quick hijabi outfit of the day. I wore this outfit a few day’s ago when we went to see the new Star Trek movie, Into the Darkness, which I will KISS review in this post (I know it’s a little late but those of you waiting for the long weekend to see it then this might help.) We liked the movie, but I was confused just a tad since I’m not an avid Star Trek fan.

K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) Movie Review: Star Trek Into the Darkness in 3D

AnU Overall Rating: 8/10
3D Experience: 8/10
Action Scenes: 8/10
Direction: 8/10
Story: 7.5/10

This hootd look was put together with the help of my main fashion consultant, the husband! As you will see we were matching unintentionally.

Overview with the faux leather jacket.

Overview with the faux leather jacket.

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With the husband, of course!

With the husband, of course!

The cold shoulder detail.

The cold shoulder detail.

Outfit overview without the jacket.

Outfit overview without the jacket.

|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- c/of of Mil|Colorblock top- I.N.C from Macy’s|Long sleeve tee- Nordstrom rack find|Jeans- Forever 21|Faux leather jacket, Shoes & Earrings- Target

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