August 01, 2013 12:00 AM | by Nada Allam
Monthly Roundup - July
Ramadan creeped up on us this year, one minute you are planning a summer that involved a lot of beach and tanning, the next you are planning an Iftar gathering. Fustany.com decided to take on a whole Ramadan theme this month brining to you all Ramadan essentials.
Starting off at the very top, The Kitchen, of course there are somethings that must be included in the Ramadan menu like kunafa and vine leaves. However we thought that after the first 10 days of Ramadan, it was time to get a bit more creative with the food, Atayef with Nutella anyone? How awesome would it be to have mozzarella sticks at the Iftar table?
Even Luci embraced the Ramadan spirit, as she gave us a glimpse of how she and her friends transform due to lack of food. She took it one step further by deciding to dress the part for the first day of Ramadan, afterall Ramadan is the perfect time to adorn on a fashionable Jalabiya. We know that this month also involves a lot of gatherings and going to gatherings, so we made it a point to try and ease it upon you as best as possible by providing you with style ideas for a Ramadan gathering and giving you creative gift ideas to take over.
There are some people that lose a tremendous amount of weight during this month, while others find it hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the point is whatever case you are, it is extremely important to watch your weight during Ramadan. I know it's hard but we must try to incorporate some working out into our schedule, have you heard of the awesome hula hoop workout? A must try! I know we are nearing the end of Ramadan, and by now we probably figured out how to avoid getting thirsty during this long month, however try to remember to snack on foods that give you energy. You will need that boost to to exercise for a perfect toned beach body.
Spending all that time in the kitchen, the chopping, the washing of the dishes… isn't particularly great for your skin, especially your hands. No worries, we figured out he easiest way to get baby soft hands in 10 minutes. Don't worry the method doesn't involve any pricy products, it's all natural. As for the rest of your skin, believe it or not drugstore products can actually do wonders for your body.
With the beginning of August it's time to take full advantage of the Summer 2013 trends. Go all out with tribal prints this summer and the denim vests. Go even more diverse with head-pieces and jumpsuits, and no don't shake your head at the word jumpsuits. We put together a feature to show you just how each body type can work a jumpsuit this summer. Hit the beach with your sunglasses and mismatched mani pedi this month, go all out girly.
To all you proud mothers out there, we have begun a series of features called Sexy Mamas. We constantly hear of celebrities giving birth to babies and looking extremely stylish. Get inspired by one of the Sexy Mamas and amp up your style.
If you are looking to study some jewelry design this summer, then you must check out our latest Fustany TV feature. The Fustany team spendt a day at the Azza Fahmy Design Studio and takes you inside to know more about the art of jewelry design and handcrafting.
I will leave you on a happy note for now, we are so very focused on the things that go on in our lives, that every now and then we need to think of the things that make us happy and do them. Fustany.com brings to you a special feature this month, 65 things that can guarantee to make you happy. Try at least five of them, I dare you.