Thursday, December 30, 2010


So today I found a new blog (woohoo!) and it's called Equal But Distinct...I must say I think it's ah-mazing (hehe) and Aminah is a fantastic writer.

Among that...I was reading my old posts (because I was bored & none of my favorite blogs had updated...this is before I founded EBD^) and I found my failed attempt to do NaBloPoMo daily writing challenge that was titled "Beautiful".

Then the other day I was on Twitter (trust me it's not all "I just woke up" "I just ate pie" "I am so happy" <- that's more like facebook :P) and I found out about Bridalplasty- a show on E!. I read episode-picture reviews and was thoroughly DISGUSTED! (like everyone else who has seen this show- I think the reason it's so silly is why it's on air) If you haven't seen/heard about it, it's basically this: to-be brides compete to get plastic surgeries so they look "perfect" on their wedding. Every episode somebody gets voted off and the host says, "Your wedding will go on but it won't be perfect" :O that's the worst thing ever!!!! (the words, not the "wedding not being perfect") So all in all, it's a pretty silly show. Already, they've had 2 nose jobs and a something-I-won't-mention-on-my-blog done... :(

So the reason I'm just listing off my recent discoveries is because EBD/Aminah's blog inspired me to write about some serious stuff that's been crossing my mind recently, and the beautiful posts reminded me about one of those things. 

Our Distorted Image of Beauty

My opinion is- every women is pretty.

If you've seen the Dove self-esteem ad ^, you know the start of it. Photoshopped models are ruining everyone's perception of beauty.


 Then me and my sis were discussing yesterday how Barbie, the beloved childhood doll, has horrible proportions! My sister told me that research was done that if Barbie was a real human, she would die in seconds because the weight of her body would be uneven, her body couldn't support itself...something or another but the straightforward thing is: she's horribly messed up as far as "beauty" goes.
Another comparison of barbie proportions- see how the most right woman looks extremely...unproportional? 
Allah Tallah made each of us- perfect. :) We are alive and that's beauty within it self. Our body and it's functions and our brains- everything is amazing! The only problem is- the society keeps selling this fake beauty...
If we were all 'beautiful' the way shown on media, than we'd loose the precious uniqueness we have. Isn't is so amazing that we all are so different but can live in similar ways?
Why do we strive to have our noses straight, our eyebrows arched, ourselves all small? What's wrong leaving things natural?

If you've seen Geo's new morning show (Utho Jago Pakistan with Shaista Wahidi) you've probably come across her skin segment every Monday where she has so far done 2 botox procedures, 2 neck-line removal procedures, and 2 rejuvenating hand skin procedures. This is what me and my sister deduced after all this SURGICAL PROCEDURE craze
*everyone is beautiful (my sister agrees now :)
*a procedure to help dry hands, sweaty palms, etc. is OKAY. It's like taking medicine for being sick---which is said to be okay in Islam (from what i've been told by my parents).
*a procedure to change the way you look is WRONG WRONG WRONG! Allah Talla made you, you! because that's the best way you look. Those small things you find errors are part of your personality and your perfection- your actually ruining yourself by trying to make yourself "perfect". Have you seen some people who got plastic surgery done? How could you harm yourself like that?

please understand-

see...i can write a serious post :) hehe
but seriously-- you are the pretty just the way you are 


  1. "Your wedding will go on but it won't be perfect" That is so sick!

    Yes, you can write a serious post, and it's a well-written one :)

  2. I know!!! And all the contestants have such low self esteem!

    Hehe thank you!!! :)

  3. Thank you for the mention, sis, I'm honored. ^_^
    But your blog has not failed to amaze me as well. I agree; plastic surgery is crazy! It only makes you look worse. And I love how you pointed out everyone is beautiful, because I strongly believe in that concept. In fact, I posted on that same topic last week.
    I also love your hat with hijab idea. It's really creative. I also think it would look really cool if you wore those bowler/fedora hats on a special ocassion, lol.
    And I also read your post on Panera Bread; I'm in love with that place!! <3 They have the best bagels ever. I've never gone for lunch though, but I'll definitely try it.
    Take care, sis.
    P.S. You're on my blog list, too. :)

  4. No problem :)

    Aw thank you!
    Really? I shall find that post!

    Baseball cops don't look good with hijaab, but I shall try bowler/fedora hats! Maybe they will work. (btw, the idea was from a hijab blog! No credit for me! Hehe)

    You should totally try having lunch @ Panera! Their bagels are awesome too!

    You take care you!! Thank you!

  5. i like this post so much, but i really don't believe it cuz my face is full of zits :(
    of course its true but i need a solution to make my face zit-less without surgery :)
    thanks a lot
    i like your blog
    btw i am menna's sister if you've noticed
    my blog
    check it and i will be waiting for your comments :)

  6. Aw...thank you! You know there are tons of medicated creams/face washes out there to help with acne! (nothing like proactive...just prescription creams) Sometimes they are kind of extreme (like they bring out all ur zits, then make them go & give you a fresh face!) You could always visit a doc & I'm sure they'll find the right one for you! Or read website reviews of products :) I'm sure your face behind all pesky zits is beautiful! (& u can still be pretty with them!)

    I'll check out your blog soon!! :) thanks for visiting Rahma!