This woman walked around New York City for 10 hours, what her hidden camera captured will shock and disgust you

29 Oct

#staymodest #thisisreality

Q13 FOX News

NEW YORK, New York —  For 10 hours on a recent day Shoshana Roberts simply walked around New York City.

She was wearing jeans and a crewneck T-shirt.

She was silent as she walked.

But as she walked a hidden camera was rolling and recording just ahead of her capturing every step and more importantly every word spoken to her by the men she passed.

The video was just posted on YouTube by a non-profit, Hollaback, devoted to ending street harassment in cities around the world.

The video shows total stranger after total stranger calling to Roberts, approaching her & verbally harassing her.  At the end of the video the filmmaker reveals that in the 10 hours of shooting Roberts was subjected to more than 100 instances of verbal street harassment across diverse neighborhoods throughout the city.

“This doesn’t include the countless winks, whistles, etc,” wrote the filmmaker.


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Welcome to the Cloaked Room Blog | The Cloaked Room Blog

29 Oct

Hey Girlies,

I know i’ve been M.I.A for a while now but i have been working on my website. Here is my first blog post for it which has more information. Would really appreciate your support.

Love you lots,

Ifi  xx



Posted on July 15, 2014 by admin

Here at the Cloaked Room we are proud to welcome you to our brand new blog, where we will be writing all about the latest modest yet beautiful clothing that we have on offer, alongside fashion tips and tricks. Firstly, we’d like to thank you for visiting our site and hope that you love our collection of stylish modest and Islamic clothing as much as we do.

First of all we’d like to share a little bit about what we’re all about. The Cloaked Room is an online-based boutique; we specialise in providing beautiful yet modest fashion and Islamic clothing for men, women and children. Here you will find a collection of maxi dresses, tunics, thobes, abayas, head scarves, lovely accessories and much more.

We take the time to source well-made, high quality clothing from the best brands across the world. We are passionate about offering our customers a wide variety of new, unique, and innovative modest fashion. If that isn’t enough for you, our experienced team also hand pick modest vintage clothing of the finest quality in addition to hijab accessories. We are sure that whatever you are looking for, you’ll find it here in our extensive collection.

If there’s one thing that you can be certain of, it’s that we choose all of our products with you, our clientele at the forefront of our mind, so whatever the reason you’re choosing to dress modestly, you can do it in style! With our help you can achieve the perfect balance between fashion and faith, something we know a lot of women and men of all ages struggle with. Our clothing range will allow you to express your personality and style without compromising your beliefs.

So take a look at our range to find a stunning collection of fabulous modest clothing, we are certain that you’ll find something that you’ll love! For more information please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us by emailing; we will be more than happy to help. Remember to stop by our blog for some fantastic (and helpful!) reads!


The new Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld collection!! LOVE

9 Dec

hey girlies,
Sooo sorry i’ve been rubbish at posting blogs.. i’ve just been majorly busy and i promise ill get back into it when things calm down a little..

in the mean time im soo excited about this new collection. i think it’s mainly  because im “indian” (goodness gracious me accent lol) but it’s all inspired by indian fashion -saris, anarkali dresses etc and the jewellery is Amaaaazing!

check it out.. we can always dream and be inspired 🙂

love it! love you..
ifi… x

Make-up Application- foundation part2

3 Nov

hey girlies!!

hope you found the last post helpful. 🙂 this is part 2! i will concentrate on foundation applicators and how to use them. there’s soo much to say, i’ve tried to include all the things i can remember and i think ud find the most helpful.

remember you can always mix your foundations as mentioned in my earlier post Foundation Tips and Tricks. did you know, you can make your own tinted moisturiser by mixing your foundation with a moisturiser. if you’re using a tinted moisturiser you don’t need to moisturise first either! To get to a more dewy look to your foundation, mix it with Mac strobe cream or a little bit of liquid highlighter. keep in mind, the more you mix in the more sheer your foundation. my t-zone can get quite oily however my cheeks range from normal to dry. so i don’t like to use anything that could make my skin look greasy or dry. if i want a dewy look i like to mix my foundation with Mac fix plus spray instead. it’s not as dewy as the other products i mentioned but it definitely gives your foundation a glow. Fix plus is great for all sorts, i use it to dampen brushes or instead of a primer and is also great to set your foundation but i’ll tell you more about this later! 😉

please click  to read on about foundation applicators and the best ways on how to apply foundation. Continue reading

Make-up Application -foundation part1

1 Nov

hey girliess!!

how are you all?? this is going to be the first of the make-up application posts. but before i begin bare in mind that what i advise is not the only or even the best method  and there is no “right” or “wrong” way. As long as YOU like the method u choose and it works best for your skin type/face shape etc that’s what is most important. i would encourage you to try different ways though, experiment! maybe not on a special occasion but try other methods and see what suits you best.

i started writing this and it was so long! so i’ve decided to split it up and this week will be on BASE make-up.

  • PRIME firstly, what do you apply your foundation over? primers help with all sorts, they’re especially good for people that want their foundation to last longer, skin to get less oily or look more dewy and also helps smooth open pores, fine lines etc. i love the Laura Mercier Oil free primer for my skin type (which is combination) but Clinique Beauty flash balm is great for normal/dry skin, Mac Prep and prime spf50 is also great or Mac Strobe cream can work as a primer too and for a budget-buy the Gosh velvet touch primer is supposed to be really good. you don’t have to use a primer though, a good moisturiser is often enough. allow the moisturiser to sink into the skin a while before applying your foundation. remember to use moisturisers and foundation that suit your skin type. oily skins will usually prefer a matte/oil free formula while dryer skins prefer dewy formulas. remember to always apply sun protection whatever your skin type. whether it’s in your moisturiser, primer, foundation or a separate product. try not to layer too many products if you have oily skin though.
  • COVERAGE. if your skin is naturally quite clear and even it’s best you go for a sheer coverage foundation or a tinted moisturiser and use a concealer to cover any imperfections. you can also add a second layer of foundation just over any areas that need more coverage. this is what i personally prefer for every day foundation. it doesn’t look like you’re wearing foundation which is usually the look we want to go for and its nice to be able to see your skins natural texture. medium coverage foundation is usually buildable and you can adapt it according to your preference, i like to use this type for occasional wear. sometimes, when my tinted moisturiser is not enough coverage but i still want a very natural look i apply a thin layer of medium coverage foundation instead. finally there is full coverage. this will make ur skin look flawless and is good for photography or weddings. however it is probably the most difficult to apply without it looking cakey or like you’ve plastered it on! many make-up artists prefer to use full coverage foundation on clients, they just adjust the amount they apply according to the clients skin. remember the purpose of foundation is to even skin tone not mask your face. unless you have very bad pigmentation, scarring etc it always looks better when your natural skin tone and texture can be seen through your foundation.
  • TEXTURE. the most popular foundations usually come in liquid, cream, powder, mineral, solid/pan etc. Liquid foundation suits most skin types and can be found in a range of coverage. mineral foundation is also becoming more and more popular now and again has buildable coverage.

i will concentrate on how to apply liquid foundation in my next blog post as it’s the most common and i’ll be here forever if i try to explain them all! lol! if you have any questions or advice please do comment below and i’ll try my best to either reply to you personally or include it in a blog post!

hope you find this helpful girls!

see you soon..

ifi.. x

RECOMMENDED-My Top 5 beauty items of the moment!

24 Oct

Hey girlies!!

How are you all?? i’ve been feeling a bit blah recently and one thing that always makes me feel better is make-up! lol wow that sounds shallow!? but honestly when nothing else is doing the trick (not even the chocolate) make-up makes me feel better. i think make up can make any girl feel a million dollars and it can be so much fun! 😀 don’t be scared of it, if something goes wrong just wipe it off and try again!

here are my top 5 fave products of the moment:-

  1.  Shu Umera eyelash curlers – most of you will have heard of them. they’re pretty expensive but i’ve had mine for years and they still work just as well as the day i bought them. they make your eyelashes look longer and your eyes look more wide awake. i use them even when im not wearing make up. would definately recommend you invest in them! i even think its great for guys! they’re my best beauty buy!
  2. Body Shop Lip Butter – if you know me you’ll know my obsession with lip stuff! at any given moment i will have at least 6 different lip products in my handbag! be it lipstick, lip gloss or lip balm! i have a huge range of lip balms but the one i couldn’t live without is the Body Shop lip butter. my lips get super dry especially with the strange weather we’ve been having. i like to slather it on before i sleep or use it to remove dry skin by rubbing it with a cotton bud or after ive exfoliated my lips using it to soothe and moisturise them and even when they’re feeling chapped. i love how it melts on your lips and doesn’t feel too waxy or too sticky. and the best thing is it tastes yummy! 😀
  3. Sleek Contour kit – this literally changed the way i do my make-up. i learnt ahow to sculpt and contour on my beauty course but i never used the method on myself. I had always highlighted but never contoured. i thought it was just for occasions and probably because the colours i had werent the most natural or flattering for my skin tone. and as i’m naturally have tanned colour skin, i don’t want to look  bronzed on a daily basis, unless its summer or i’m on holiday! but the contour kit doesn’t make it look as though im any darker, it just puts shadows where i want them. the colour blends so well and on those days when im feeling fat faced and needing an extra boost its fabulous! it literally erases double chins and gives you that sucked in cheeks look that makes your cheekbones pop! and best of all its affordable! (if you’d like me to do a post on contouring and highlighting let me know)
  4. Sleek Eyeshadow palette – my favourite is ‘avoir le peche’ – we all know sleek palettes are pretty amazing (minus the fallout!) but this palette is my fave! i bought it quite a few months back and i don’t know if it’s still available anywhere. they have some fab ones out at the moment and the shades are all available in different palettes! i love the ash brown for my eyebrows. i never used to fill my eyebrows as ive always naturally had pretty full brows. but this eyeshadow fills them without altering the colour. it looks really natural and ever since ive been using it, i’ve had so many compliments on my eyebrows! i also love all the orange/peach/pink/coral tones in it. they got used loads in spring/summer and i even used them on my cheeks as blusher!
  5. Mac 266 brush – it was the first Mac brush i ever bought (a long time ago) and it was a great investment! ive used it nearly every time i’ve done my eyeliner.  i used to be rubbish at doing eyeliner but with this brush it feels like it does most the work for you! however, if you like a very thin line then this isn’t the brush for you. Having good quality make-up brushes is more important than having good quality make-up. with make-up even cheaper brands do great quality products in lots of colours and textures. but if the brush isn’t right you’re not going to get the finish you’re going for.  they don’t have to be mac or even that expensive. i got some great quality brushes recently from Costco! they’re not as good as Mac obviously but they’re still fab, they’re by a brand called Borghese and suuper cheap. Sigma also do great make-up bushes, nearly as good as Mac but less expensive so if you’re looking to invest and don’t want to spend as much, id definately go for sigma. just google them for stockists.

hope that helps you girls! 🙂 let me know if there’s anything you’d recommend for me??

take care..

ifi.. x

p.s. who went on the 50% off ASOS yesterday?? i did and what a disappointment! none of the dresses i liked had gone on the sale and there was only 90 party dresses! had a feeling it was too good to be true 😦 but oh well..


money saving tips –>50% off ASOS dresses!!

23 Oct

hey girlies..
if you don’t already know ASOS have 50% off dresses today starting at 6pm or if you register here its 5pm
:)) i ❤ ASOS!!
let me know of any bargains you find
ifi.. x

SORRYYY!! x x x x

19 Oct

hey girlies!!

long time no see 🙂 sorry i’ve been away for so long, its been a hell of a couple of weeks! got some really bad news and then some really good news and then some more really good news and then some bad news again. plus been busy baking too but im back now.. 😀
so the winner of the little poll i did on what you’d like me to write about next is make-up application. so watch this space for that 🙂
i feel bad for the people that voted for autumn/ winter trends which came second and my top 5 fave products i’d recommend so i’ll write about them after too! even though Autumn/Winter has officially already started! boohoo :’-(
hope you all missed me lots n lots hehe..
i’ll be back soon..
love you lots..
ifi.. x


3 Oct

The magic ingredients -update

2 Oct

hey girlies,
quick update, GossMakeupArtist just uploaded a skincare video. the contents very similar to a previous blog post i wrote called ** the Magic Ingredients**

those of you who found that helpful may find this helpful too..


take care..
ifi.. x