Hey there!

I’m Aseya, a 30-something Emirati-American from Dubai, navigating the world as a plus-sized, fashion-obsessed feminist. I like to travel as much as I can, and I also love being able to share a side of my city that isn’t always shown. Expect lots of festivals, art exhibits, shows, and music.

I’ve been in the beauty industry for over a decade, and recently left the security of freelance writing to focus on makeup (check out my work here). Becoming a full-time makeup artist is something I have been working on for a while now, but taking the plunge does mean that I am currently living on a smaller income, at least for now. This blog will share my journey as I navigate the big, bad world of fashion, on (eeeeks!) a budget.

I’m extremely passionate about empowering women to love themselves as they are and live the lives they want to live. I’m also a big advocate for mental health care, so expect lots of posts about my experiences with mental illness as well as lifestyle tips that work for me.

Most importantly, I’m a cat mom to my nine year old rescue cat, Bowie, so you’ll probably see a lot of him as well. If you’d like to follow my daily adventures, follow my Instagram feed and stories for a behind the scenes look at my life.

Disclosure – All items gifted to me/purchased with store credit will be marked with c/o or noted in a under the blog post. Any sponsored posts will be clearly marked with a collaboration mention. I only work with brands that I genuinely love, and I only recommend products that I’ve actually tried and loved.

Affiliate Links – Some links on Hello Aseya may contain affiliate links. By clicking on the link or purchasing the item, I may receive a small percentage of your purchase. 

Pictures – All of the pictures on this blog, unless otherwise stated, are my own and may not be republished without my permission. If you see an image of yours miscredited or you would like it removed, please let me know.

For collaborations or commercial opportunities, please email aseya@helloaseya.com