Hey luvs, we are Mahe and Raahema. We are two cousins who, despite the geographic distance that divides us, share the same love for fashion. Between living in the Garden state, NJ and the Keystone state, PA, we come across many different people with many unique styles. We are Pakistani-Americans and while we straddle two very different cultures, we find a good balance between the two. Our sense of style is influenced by our religious background as well as our culture. We will fill you in on all the things we are loving this season.xoxo.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nail Polish Organization Tip!

Hey Luvs! It's Raahema here with a nail polish organization tip! So, if you're anything like me, then you probably have your nail polish collection awkwardly stored in some drawer or cupboard. Don't worry though, because recently I came across an amazing way to store all of your nail polishes. A spice rack! Wall mountable spice racks are great ways to store all of your nail polishes neatly and efficiently.
This is a spice rack that I found at Walmart for only $15! It is also wall-mountable and super cute!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Leave comments of what other types of posts you would like to see from Mahe and I, and go check out our YouTube channel- cousinscouture xo
Raahema <3

Monday, May 27, 2013

Refreshing Strawberry Drink!

Hey Luvs, it's Mahe here with a recipe. I usually put up fashion/beauty related posts, but I just had to share a drink recipe with all of you. So I made this drink up on the spot because I was in the mood to drink something refreshing! I'm not a good cook by any means, but I have literally been obsessed with it!! Enjoy :)
1 1/2 cups of frozen strawberries
1 1/2 cups of  unfrozen strawberries and
1/2 cup of ice
1 can of Sprite, Ginger Ale or any other cleat soda
  1 tspn sugar

In a blender pour in the soda and add the strawberries, then blend, add the sugar.
If you didn't.use frozen strawberries then blend the ice in.

***this is optional...if you want to step it up a notch you can get a fancy glass and on the rim up can put some of the strawberry drink on it and dip the class in sugar.
Definitely try out this drink it is really yummy!! Tell me what you all think in the comments below!


Saturday, May 25, 2013

OOTD Video!

Hey Luvs! So today I have an OOTD video for you all! I'm sorry the video is vertical though. I promise to fix it for my next video! Oh and go check out our youtube channel: cousinscouture xo
So that was my OOTD! I hope you enjoyed this video!
Raahema <3

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My Dream Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C.

Hey Luvs! It's Raahema here with a post about my dream bag, the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac! Now this is a bag that I have been eyeing for awhile but it is unfortunately pretty pricey at $195! Yikes! Anyway, I havent got it yet but hopefully with a bit of saving I'll be able to own this bag soon!
Anyway, this bag is absolutely gorgeous and comes in an assortment of colors! This beautiful purse is also very versatile and has an adjustable strap so you can wear it as a clutch, a crossbody, or a shoulder bag! Anyway, tell me what you think of this bag in the comments below!
Raahema <3

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Accesorize: Cute Necklace!

Hey Luvs! It's Raahema here with a post about a cute jewelry piece that I recently got! So as you all probably know, last week was Mother's day. anyway, for Mother's Day, I got my mom (and me) a mother-daughter necklace set. I thought that this necklace set was super cute and a great gift to give your mom on any occasion!

Now, the necklace above isn't the exact one that I got for my mom and myself but you get the idea. I hope you enjoyed this post and tell me what you got your mom on mother's day in the comments below!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

DIY! Face scrub!

Hey luvs it's Mahe here with a DIY face scrub post! This is so simple and easy to do; and it works wonders! All you need is half a lemon and some sugar. You can cut the half lemon into little wedges if you want, ur is totally up to you! You just take the lemon , dip it in sugar and scrub it all over your face! This acts as an exfoliator for your face and the lemon helps brighten up your complexion! I recommend doing this before you go to bed every other night! It honestly works amazing and it feels very refreshing to the face! Definitely try this easy face trick and let me know how works for you!!

Room Decor!!

Hey Luvs! It's Raahema here with a post with some room decor and design tips! So, my family's in the process of buying a new house and I thought that this would be the perfect time to start thinking about what I wanted to do in my new room. So my new room will probably be pretty small- about a 13x13, but I am still determined to make it look amazing!
Tip #1: Focal point wall
In my opinion, every bedroom should have a focal point wall. This should probably be the wall with your bed on it and it should really stand out compared to the rest of your room.
For my new bedroom, my focal wall will be painted in pink and gray stripes with very thin white stripes in between. This will be the wall that I will have my bed and nightstands on, and also the wall that I will have my huge pink canopy on.
Tip #2: Clean and Simple
Now although your focal point wall should really pop in your room, you don't want to have every wall as busy. If every wall in your room is filled with stripes and furniture, you'll end up with a cluttered, unpeaceful feel to your room.
The other walls in my room will not be painted in stripes, and they also won't be as busy. The wall opposite my bed will be painted a light gray color to match the gray in the stripes. That gray will continue on to the side wall with my closet on it. The other side wall opposite the closet will be painted pink.
Tip #3: Decorate!
Your room should be a fun and peaceful place for you to relax and enjoy. To add some fun to your room, incorporate some art to hang on the walls.
Remember the pink side wall I told you about? Well on that wall I am going to put a six-drawer chest of drawers. That chest of drawers will be the only peice of furniture on that wall, but to keep the wall from looking bare, I am putting a big black and white canvas photograph directly above the chest of drawers. The one big peice of art will look classy and clean and definitley add some decoration to my room.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this room decor post! What kinds of tips and tricks do you have for decorating your bedroom? Leave your response in the comments below!
Raahema <3

Sunday, May 5, 2013

April Favorites!

Hey Luvs! It's Raahema here with an April favorites post! I haven't done a favorites post in a super long time so I hope you enjoy this post!

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
I am in love with this gorgeous palette by
Urban Decay! Although a little pricey ($50),
the colors and quality are worth the money!

Lip Product: BabyLips                                                             
This beautiful red lip balm is both
pretty and moisturizing. I have been
loving it during April!                     
Face Product: BB Cream
I have been using the Maybelline BB cream
daily during April! It is light and fluffy,
while still giving you coverage!       

Nail Polish: Essie's Trophy Wife

This shimmery nail polish has definitely been
one of my favorites during the month of April! 

TV show: The Carrie Diaries

This prequel to Sex and the City is full of fashion
and scandal! Set in the Big Apple, The Carrie Diaries
has been a huge favorite of mine! 

Song: Can't Hold Us

The new song, "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and
Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton is absolutely amazing! I'm obssesed!

So, I hoped you enjoyed my April Favorites post! What are some of your favorites? Leave your response in the comments below!
Raahema <3

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Couple Spring Outfits

Hey Luvs, today I am sharing with you guys two spring outfits that I have worn already...ENJOY!

In the first outfit, I am wearing a bright yellow sweater from Forever21 and some white crop jeans from Kohl's. The cream colored snake skin cross body bag is from Charming Charlie's. Lastly, my shoes are from Pakistan when I went last summer; and may I say they were super painful because it was my first time wearing them!!!
In my next outfit, I am wearing a light dusty pink crinkled looking loose shirt from H&M. My jeans are from Hollister and my silver boat shoes are from JCPenny!

I hope you guys liked this quick outfit post!! Thanks for reading!
Mahe <3
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