Australian digital creator Nawal Sari shares the tools and rituals that elevate her every day: Starting the day with coffee and podcasts, and how her daily prayer as a moment to pause, refresh and refocus.
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The Sydney-based fashion and beauty influencer starts her days with coffee and podcasts, winds down with Netflix next to her newlywed husband, and logs a weekly screentime in the double digits.
Nawal, whose devoted following of almost 250,00 are inspired daily by her modest mix of thrifted and designer fashion, says staying connected with family is her non-negotiable, while her prayer practice is her chance to pause, reflect and refocus throughout the day.
Read about the tools and rituals that help Nawal elevate her everyday.
Very Gen Z of me to say I instantly check my phone.
A quick notification check and i'm up to make a coffee (specifically a double shot latte with lactose free milk).
My skincare routine is very reflective of how I'm feeling that day. On a good day I'll remember to double cleanse and apply some eye cream but on a bad day I aim for speed, once the makeups off I'll at MOST do a moisturiser.
Morning is a good moisturiser, I'm currently rotating a few great ones. I love the Sunday Riley C.E.O. Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Cream, Ole Henriksen Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser and the Tatcha The Silk Cream. I follow up with some SPF, currently between the Mecca Screen Saver and the Supergoop Glow Screen.
My evening routine alternates a lot due to always trying new products, but I try to double cleanse, apply an essence (the Ole Henriksen Barrier Booster is great) followed by a thick moisturiser. Occasionally when I remember, I'll apply a night serum like retinol or an AHA/PHA.
Definitely everyday. My mum was big on sunscreen when we were kids so luckily it's not new to me.
For the body I use Mecca’s To Save (Sensitive) Body SPF50 Superscreen and for the face right now I'm loving the Supergoop Glow Screen. It's on the pricier side as it's not fully stocked in Australia, but I love the look it has on the skin and is a great base for my makeup.
Definitely more than two coffees and family time.
I've recently moved out of my parents' home after getting married, so checking in with my siblings and parents helps the day feel complete.
For mornings I love conversational/comedic podcasts like 'Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain', 'Violating Community Guidelines with Brittany Broski and Sarah Schauer', and 'Emergency Intercom with Enya Umanzor and Drew Phillips'.
In terms of music, it changes between 80s classics, 90s R&B/rap, Taylor Swift and Jorja Smith. It's literally a mix of everything.
A holiday. Nothing I love more than a trip away, extra points if its work free and by the water.
Netflix with my husband and some tea. I love cinnamon or anise tea.
11 hours... Guilty.
As a Muslim, we do prayer five times a day which is a form of meditation. It's five breaks during the day of chaos so I can refresh and refocus quietly.
I also really enjoy cooking, it's my love language.
+ Netflix (somehow would find wifi) so I can binge series and movies
+ A makeup kit because playing with new looks is therapy for me
+ A mocktail kit so I can make a good virgin mojito while ignoring the fact I am stranded on a deserted island