Wand Curls: Day to Night Transition

Hey everyone! I want to apologize for slacking with my blog posts lately. It’s almost finals week so I’ve been super busy with school and just traveling (my biffle officially got married in Chicago! whoop whoop!) And in two weeks, I will boarding the plane to go to Pakistan for the first time, in approximately 8 years. Can’t wait to see all my family! Follow me on IG: Ishtiaqm to keep up with my Paki trip (I will be hunting for...

Stop Overeating

3 Tips to Help Stop Overeating

I don’t like diets, they’re too restrictive and typically just leave you unhappy. And that’s why they fail. I personally find it much easier to concentrate on what you’re already eating, and work to stop overeating. Granted, even that isn’t easy. We all fall for it, especially when that one favorite food of ours is there. Now, before I get into the tips that I, or some of my friends, use to help avoid over-indulging, I want to make a...

Engagement Shoot

Maryam & Nabeel: Engagement Shoot

Hello Sunshines! I hope everyone is doing great and Happy Monday! BTW, is it just me or is everyone getting engaged or married this year?! I swear, every time I log onto social media, someone has gotten engaged/married/had a baby/got a new job! So, CONGRATULATIONS to everyone doing wonderful things with their lives (go ahead with ya bad self), and if you’re just impatiently waiting for good to happen in your life – your time will come. Just hold on...

Picking a Diamond

The Stats: Picking a Diamond

As men, we tend to really place a lot of emphasis on statistics and numbers. How many horses, what’s the completion percentage, how many championships has he won? Those are all great questions, and telling of something, but none of them tell the whole story. That’s how picking a diamond is. Rings are like cars. You might have 500 bhp, but depending on weight, drag, torque, and a million other factors you could have a super car, or you could...

Natural Curls: Day to Night Transition

Oh hi! I hope you all are doing great, and really enjoying some spring weather! Also, GUESS WHAT?! I started a YouTube channel! Go Check it out! I currently have two videos up! YouTube: YouTube.com/MaryamIshtiaq1 If you didn’t get a chance to read my previous blog post Loose Curls: Day to Night Transition, please check it out! I am so happy to be sharing my second post from the photo-shoot I did with Rasmin! (You can see more of Rasmin at The...

Flavor God

Flavor God: Shrimp ‘n’ Gravy

Hello Bumble Bees, Happy Spring! So glad the weather is a lot warmer than it was a few weeks ago. Can you believe it’s still snowing in some states? I don’t think I’ve ever been so thankful for Georgia’s bipolar weather til now, because I’d hate to still be in a snowpocalypse. PHEW! Anyway, I am sorry I’ve been so blah lately. School kicked in full gear, so I am trying to keep my balance between not dropping out, and...

French Toast

Cinnamon French Toast Crunch

French Toast is one of those things that I really have a love hate relationship with. When other people are having it, I really want it, but I’m never inclined to order it on my own. However, there’s a specific french toast I’m in love with from a place called Blue Moon in Baltimore. They have this awesome version of french toast that’s made with Captain Crunch and I miss it terribly. Since Maryam was coming up to New York,...

Loose Curls

Loose Curls: Day to Night Transition

Hi beautiful people! I’ve been working on something for you guys over the past few weeks, and it’s been taking forever to put together. I know many of you have been waiting patiently, for me to share the details behind all the videos I’ve been posting lately! So, today I am sharing the first bit of it… Meet the team: Rasmin and I met through Instagram. She is a blogger as well as a photographer, and we had been following...

Ring Metals

The Base: Ring Metals and Anatomy

Welcome back to part 2 of our engagement ring series. When it comes to ring shopping, it’s hard to get a handle of what you’re looking for when you don’t really even know what you’re looking at. So this post is going to be a general post on the primary metals used for rings and the anatomy of a ring.   All That Glitters Ain’t Gold When it comes to buying an engagement ring you’ll be seeing 3 primary metals:...

The Setup: Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

When I started shopping for Maryam’s engagement ring, I thought I was going to be in pretty good shape. I worked at a jewelry store throughout college Christmas’s, so I figured I’d know exactly what I was up against… I was wrong. See the issue with ring shopping is two-fold. For starters, you need to know the jewelry. Second, you need to be able take what she likes and add a bit of your personality to it. It took me...