F.A.Q

Hi guys ! 
I've decided to set up a F.A.Q (Frequently Asked Questions) page because lately I have been getting too many repetitive questions in different comments, on different posts, thus here I will answer hopefully most of them so I won't have to answer the same questions multiple of times. I'll update this page regularly whenever I have more frequent questions or if my answers have changed so do pay this page a visit before you leave me a comment to ask me something.


How do I contact you personally / for business purposes ?

Do drop me an email at izza.atirah@hotmail.com



Why / How did you start wearing the headscarf ? 

You can read all about my journey : here 



What do you use on your face ? What is your skin care routine ?

Here's my current skin care routine post : here


How do you customise your blog to look like this ? 

I use the Simple template provided by Blogger but I tweak it everywhere to make it look the way it does now. I play with the template design and the layout, and also add CSS & HTML codings here and there. I've been using Blogger since I was 13 (April 2009, according to my Blogger profile here) , so I've learned a lot since then. There are tons of tutorials everywhere teaching you how to customise your blog, you just gotta look for them. Make Google your best friend. 


How did you change your blog URL to izzaatirah.com ? 

I bought my domain izzaatirah.com on GoDaddy.com using my card and basically just did all of this : Tutorial 


What camera do you use for your photos / videos ? 

Either my iPhone 6 camera or my Olympus Pen E-PL7 with the standard kit lens.


How tall are you ?

5'4, roughly around 163-165cm. 


What do you use to edit your Instagram photos / YouTube Videos ?

I use VSCOcam and sometimes Snapseed to edit my Instagram photos. 
On VSCO, I usually use the A6, S2 or HB2 filters and adjust the contrast, highlights, exposure, etc accordingly. 
For my videos, I use iMovie. 


Where do you usually buy your clothes ?

I am a huge online shopper and I'm always browsing and purchasing from sites like ZALORA, FashionValet and Milktee.
As for physical stores, my ultimate favourites would be ZARA, H&M, MNG and Uniqlo. Topshop for jeans.



Discounts codes ? 


ZALORA  - Use the voucher code : ZBAPQ28S to get 15% off your checkout total ! No minimum purchase required :)

Milktee.nu - Click here to get RM25 off your first order with minimum purchase of RM55.

Hermo.my - Click here to get RM15 off your first purchase !


69 comments:

  1. Hellooo izza..thank u so much for the F.A.Q!! It really does help alot especially for us who always read ur blog hehe and i wanna ask if its actually dangerous to cleanse our face more than twice?? Or for ur case does it make ur skin more sensitive?

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    1. Hi, you're welcome ! It's not exactly dangerous, it just strips out the natural oils your skin produces to keep your complexion healthy. And when you over cleanse your face might get irritated thus causing you to break out with more acne. If I wash my face more than twice a day, it makes my skin really dry and acne-prone.

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  2. Which primary and high school did you attend before? Your english is so good :)

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    1. Primary school, I was in Convent Bukit Nanas and secondary I was in SMK TTDI KL, and SMK Bukit Jelutong haha. My english is not that great, but thank you !

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  3. Hello izza! Have you ever shopped online internationally? If yes, do we need to use credit cards only or we can use other alternative?

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    1. Hi, yes I have. And I used my debit card. You can use credit cards too, not really sure if there's any other alternatives :s

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  4. And does the atm card functions as debit card as well? Thanks in advance!

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    1. If you atm card has VISA on it then yes, it can be used as a debit card.

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    2. Thank you Izza! ;)

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  5. Ive been reading your blog for quite number of months. Haha, and i found your face is so glowy. Mind sharing the tips to have a glow skin?

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    1. Oh, thanks for reading ! Haha maybe it just looks like that in pictures.. I just moisturise and drink lots of plain water :)

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  6. What course are you taking in MSU? And will you be studying abroad somewhere after this?

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    1. Diploma in Human Capital Management. Haha I want to ! But don't think I can survive living in another country without my mum and my cats.. But we'll see. For my final year degree or masters, InsyaAllah.

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  7. Izza, is bamboo cotton anything like shawl cotton biasa? sebab i nak beli takut macam cotton biasa yang lekat dekat muka tu hahah

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    1. I tak pernah pakai so I'm not sure if lekat or not, but I tengok Vivy pakai macam tak je haha. Its a bit more licin dari the normal cotton shawl tu

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  8. okay thank you!

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  9. Hi Izza! This is random but I really want to know whether you edit the photos (put filters and all) first or are they raw before you put em up in your blog posts? (photos taken using Olivia) bc they're so nice and I'm looking for a good camera to buy :)

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi ! I edit them in most posts but in 'Spring Clean', the photos of my room aren't edited ! The quality of the photos I take using Olivia are incredible. Oh you should also put Samsung NX3000 or NX Mini into consideration, my best friends have those and they take amazing looking photos as well :)

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  10. Hi izza! Do you find any difficulties to shop for your clothes since you've donned the hijab? Since most blouses from mango, h&m and f21 are sheer and our weather is kinda hot for layering....

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    1. Hi ! YES I DO. It gets really frustrating but I really try and look for clothes that don't really need layering like button up shirts or light outerwear / cardigans so I can wear over plain t shirts. I gave up with Forever 21 when it comes to clothes, they're either sheer or have unnecessary cutouts haha. Mango and H&M are still ok, since they have a wide variety of basics. Uniqlo is good too, their clothes are mostly wearable for hijabis. Oh and the Airism inners from Uniqlo are amazing for layering, they're quite cooling.

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    2. Ikr! I've been encountering the same problem as i just started to wear hijab. I thought shopping for new clothes should be fun but it turned up to be the other way round, always end up leaving the stores disappointed. Anyway, i really admire your fashion sense even after you've donned the hijab! Also, i enjoy reading your blog so keep it up! x.

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    3. Aw congratulations on starting, happy for you ! Haha I feel you, its okay when autumn / winter season clothes hit the stores it'll be easier since everything isn't so sheer haha. You're too sweet, I've always thought my fashion sense was just average but thank you so much ! Will keep it up insyaAllah, thanks again xx

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  11. Hi Kak Izza! Can you recommend any type of brand/instagram shop of wide shawls/chiffon shawls that's not sheer and not glittery? (Plus affordable!) I can't seem to find like the ones you normally wear :( all of the shawls that I found are mostly glittery and very sheer. Any advice? Thanks! x

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    1. Hi Aliah ! For wide shawls I think @imaanboutique has nice ones, as for chiffon, my favourite has always been @jetaimeshawls but they are a bit jarang. There are a few instashops that I want to buy from but never got around to it yet at that's @thatttudung, @bygolddust, @fatheena, @lovewaffaa. Also, poplook.com has nice chiffon shawls too :)

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    2. Hi Izza ! I hope you don't mind shearing with us your daily hair care routine and what product you use for your hair.

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    3. Hi ! Haha I don't really pay much attention to my hair now that I wear tudung.. but I shampoo and condition once every few days. I use L'Oreal Paris Total Repair shampoo, and conditioner I alternate between two ; Alberto Balsam's Strawberries & Cream or Dove Hair Therapy Daily Shine. I let my hair air dry, I only blow dry like once or twice a month when I really need to rush but yeah that's about it.

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  12. What do you think of girls who only wear duckscarves and no other brand? Would like to hear your opinion :)

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    1. I really think there's nothing wrong with that haha. I mean, if they could afford to have all their scarves to be from dUCk and they love the quality then why not, right ? Or maybe if it's just a hobby to collect dUCks and they wear them because they love them and no other scarves could make them happy, still nothing wrong with that. The brand of your scarves don't define you, if you like something, wear it. Doesn't matter if it's all dUCk or Neelofar or some random no name brand you found at a pasar. Nothing wrong with wanting to wear what you like. That's my opinion.

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    2. sorry, didn't meant it in a bad way. was just asking for an opinion because genuinely want to know. that;s nice that we share the same view.

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    3. Haha it's fine, no worries !

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  13. Izza why u deleted your wishlist?

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    1. Haha I want to keep my wishlist to myself now, don't really see the point of telling everyone what I wish for :)

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  14. Izza, where do you buy duckscarves usually ?

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    1. FashionValet.com.But nowadays they don't have much variety on the site, so you gotta wait for restock announcements on dUCk's Instagram if you're looking for a specific colour !

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    2. Oh ok thank you for replying my question. Btw, I'm a big fan of yours. You're an inspiration to young ladies out there :) xx

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    3. No problem. And thank you so much, so sweet of you ! <3

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  15. Hye Izza, what is your opinion on secondhand gadgets or stuff? I'm on a shortage of money and I really wanted to get a Macbook . Also, what is your opinion on late gadgets series as well, like your iPhone. Are you still using iPhone 5?

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    1. Hi ! I think there's nothing wrong with it ! As long as it works, it should be okay. Because in the end you want functionality je, whether it's new or not, it doesn't matter.. Same thing with late gadget series too, if the older ones are what you prefer or what you want, go for it ! You don't necessarily have to get the newest in the market. In the end you're going to be the one using it, what other people think shouldn't matter :). I switched to 5S, because my boyfriend gave me his so I passed down my iPhone 5 to my younger brother haha. It doesn't bother me that I'm not using a 6 or 6s, because my concept is that I use my phone until it really dies or needs to be switched. As long as I can still use it, I use it :)

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  16. Hi izza! Was there anyone that introduced u to online shopping? Or have u always been like online shopping?

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    1. Hi ! Haha my friend Tania did, and this was back when we were in form 2 (2010) ok. And that time we didn't have Instagram shops and there weren't many online sites to shop like what we have now (Zalora, etc). The in-thing that time were blogshops, and Tania gave me a bunch of links of where to look for things and I remember my very first purchase online was a brown vintage bucket bag from this blogshop called Prawns and Potatoes haha. I felt so cool buying that online and got excited running to the door when the poslaju guy came. I knew I'd love online shopping ever since hahaha

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  17. Hi izza! Can you recommend some of your favourite blogs to read?

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    1. Hii ! I don't really have favourites but you can see what blogs I follow : https://www.bloglovin.com/people/izzaatirah-9511177/following :)

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  18. Hi Izza, I got into a break up recently. He and I were always fighting. Usually I'm able to convince him to tell forgive me and I tell him I'll change. I never did actually learn from my mistakes. I've hurt him so much and he's just tired now. I dont know how to make him love me again. This time I've really taken the time to think of my mistakes and learn from them. I really want to change for him. Our relationship was never that healthy and strong but I want to start over but he keeps telling me he can't, he can't love me again. I've called him so many times, texted him so many times. He says he's forgiven me tapi I know dia still sakit and I don't know want to scar him. He's scared of being disappointed. I don't know what to do to convince him, even if I try to start a conversation he would brush me off. I really love him, I regret not appreciating him more before but it's too late now. If you ada any advice god knows how thankful I am for it.

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    1. Hi, I'm so sorry about your break up :( It's a difficult position to be in where you are right now but hope is never lost. I think he still loves you, no matter what he says. It's impossible for someone to just stop loving someone right away. All you have to do is be the girl he fell in love with in the first place, just remind him why he fell in love with you in the first place and focus on being good and being better, and I know things will be brighter soon. Maybe you'll get back together, maybe you won't. But there's really no harm in trying to be the best version of yourself for you and for him.

      You know you're wrong, and you're trying to make it right, I can see that. Maybe you should give him some space, he's still hurt now but maybe after a while you can talk things out with him again and try again. Just send him one last text and tell him you'll give him some space for a bit. Disappointments are inevitable, you will get disappointed a bunch but that is also how you learn to be better, to do better and to make better decisions. Remind him that. Tell him how you feel about this again and tell him you'll give him space, and that if he ever needs anything, you'll still be there. Be strong ! Tough times don't last forever. x

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    2. thank you so much for this, i really hope he'll change his mind by time. i really appreciate you taking your time to answer this! may Allah bless you x

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    3. May Allah bless you too, and happy new year ! x

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  19. Thanks so much Izza, by telling me check the FAQ out of all on how to do it (.com). Love your blog btw, very organize :)

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    1. Hi Azyan, no problem ! And thank you xx

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  20. Hi izza, where did u get your longchamp handbag? Thru personal shopper or u went to their boutique? I would like to own one, thank you! Stay healty izza xx

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  21. Is the goodvirtues scrub good? Is it suitable for sensitive skin?

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    1. I've been using it for a month now and so far it's good ! I'm not sure if it's suitable or not but I think it should be fine. They don't use harmful substances in their products and everything is halal :)

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  22. Hi Izza! Do you use a different moisturizer during night time or do you use the same moisturizer that you use for day time! Ps I absolutely love your blog, I read it religiously! X

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    1. Hii ! I don't moisturise at night hahaha. I just spritz on toner after I wash my face and go to sleep. Ahh thank you so much for reading, glad you love my blog !! xx

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  23. Hi izza, how do you like your GVC toner? Is it drying? Planning to get that on the fv website together with the day cream (couldnt find that on fv website tho) ��

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    1. Hi ! I really like it. But I've never used a toner before this so I'm not sure if there are actually better toners out there. It's not drying, and I love that it has a spray pump. I always see toners that come in a bottle where you have to pour some on a cotton pad and then use it. You should try it ! The price point isn't so bad either so if you end up not liking it pun, you're not wasting that much money haha. Maybe the day cream is sold out online, but if you're free, drop by FV Bangsar. We have so many GVC products in stock. xx

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  24. I study in Melaka but hope to drop in FV Bangsar to see you live and vivy. Haha both my girl crush forever inspiring hehe bte thanks Izza! Im waiting for my GVC products in the mail now ��

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    1. Haha omg I'm really a nobody la to be your girl crush, but I'm flattered nonetheless ! Thank you <33 Hope you like your GVC products !

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  25. Hi izza, where do you repurchase your olay moisturizer? Cant seem to find the right one at drugstores.

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    1. Hi ! I ran out of mine a couple months ago, and I couldn't find it too.. so right now I'm just using one from HEMA. I should really update my FAQ haha.

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    2. May I know where you purchase it?

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    3. Got it last year back when I was in Paris !

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  26. Hye izza. Do u know how to get a givenchy antigona bag but the price is cheaper than its market price?

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  27. hi izza. u r one of my girl crush ever. do u know where to get a givenchy antigona bag but the price is cheaper than its market price?

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    1. Hi ! So flattered that I am haha. And I'm not sure actually :/ So sorry !

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  28. hi izza,hv u ever been in a same place with ur ex like u and ur friends r doing meetups and he was there too?

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    1. Hiii ! Haha I don't think so, but even if that did happen I don't think it'd be a big deal

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  29. hi izza! just wondering how you style your hijab! the way you style it is sooo niceee

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    1. Hii ! Thank you so much ! It's really easyyy, I might consider making a tutorial post or something haha. But basically I just have one short side and one long side, pin so the tiding stays in place, put the short side in my baju and just wrap it around my head or around my neck. No complicated lilit or anything ! :)

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