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My name is Aisha and I am a 20-something-year-old living in the beautiful Mother City – Cape Town, South Africa. I enjoy reading, writing, sleeping (who doesn’t!?), online shopping (you know you do too!), and photography. I also have an addiction – I can’t seem to break it, no matter how hard I try… The chocolate always finds me. I am crazy about my beautiful cats, Amrah (meaning princess), Hamzah (meaning lion), Ayaat (meaning beautiful) and Nura (meaning light). In fact, I adore all animals really. I have extreme un-fictional feelings for a fictional character known as Jem Carstairs.

Stardust and Lipstick

Originally, my blog was titled “Stardust and Lipstick” – a name that I believed to sound sparkly and descriptive of the overarching goals of my blog posts. I wrote articles about personal reviews I have done on various beauty products. In these articles, I have attempted to be as objective as possible so that you – the reader, can learn as much from a product as possible. I have attempted to maintain this sense of objectivity as far as is personally possible, for the sake of readers – regardless of sponsorship and I will endeavour to continue on that path under the new title: “Blooming Hayaa”.

Blooming Hayaa

My intention for this rebranding is to write about things that are beneficial both to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. In Islam, wasting time is a sin, and I always felt that writing the same, old-fashioned reviews was just a waste of time and that I was not making a difference. I’ve always wanted to post things that are beneficial and that will make a difference, no matter how small that difference may be. In Shaa Allah (If Allah wills), this venture will be a success. I will still be reviewing products from time to time, but I will also be sharing more frequent lifestyle posts as well as Islamically-inclined posts. And, yes, to all my foodies at the back (I see you 😉 ) – I will be sharing some recipes for you too! I am truly excited about this new journey and I am very grateful to all of my readers who have supported me thus far.


I would like to thank each and every one of you – from the bottom of my heart, for following my blog for the past 2 years. You have truly carried this blog through thick and thin and helped get it to where it is today. I hope you are as excited as I am for this new venture! If you have any questions, recommendations/suggestions for this blog, please feel free to contact me via my contact page.