Snippet-You Are Not Alone

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I’ve decided to share something different with you all today.
There are unexpected days where I feel like writing poems that describe the way I feel. They aren’t the best, but they help me vent out my feelings so I can go by the day positively. Here’s a short one that I wrote the other day. Hope you like it!
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Know that you’re not alone
It may seem like it,
but you are not alone.
They may not see through your smile.
They may disregard you at times.
They may not see your true worth.
They might not even listen.
However, there is a person out there,
drowned in the same feelings as you,
looking for their kindred spirit.

In short, this poem describes how people often consider themselves to be unimportant to others. This thought might be triggered due to a certain event that took place or it may just be the way they feel about themselves in general. I think it’s important for an individual to understand that there is always a person out there who cares about you more than you can ever imagine be it a family member, friend, or partner.

What are your thoughts on this poem? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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Review: The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam

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I recently purchased the Lemon Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam from The Face Shop and I was very satisfied with the results.

Packaging: The packaging is a white squeeze tube with a proper click on lid which ensures that the cleansing foam doesn’t dry up easily.

Consistency: The cleansing foam has a cream like texture. Once spread evenly on your face, it become a little foamy similar to that of a soap bar.

Feel: The cleanser felt very light and refreshing on my skin. I love the lemon scent of the foam too.

Result: After washing my face with lukewarm water, my skin had a baby-like softness and looked brighter. The lemon extract helps purify your skin thereby leaving a nice glow. In fact, if you’ve got makeup on, it does a great job getting rid of the remaining makeup and dirt on your skin.

When to use: It’s best to use it at night before going to bed. Make sure to apply the cleanser on wet face. You can also apply a toner after cleansing your face.

Verdict: Overall, I am happy with the results of this cleanser and would definitely recommend it to everyone as it suitable for all skin types. 🙂

Have you tried The Face Shop’s cleansing foam? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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*Note: I purchased this product myself and have given an honest review.

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award-Part 5

Hi, everyone! 🙂

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I’ve been nominated yet again for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I would like to thank Jenna@BookmarkYourThoughts for nominating me. She writes great posts related to books and more. Do visit her blog! 😀

Let’s get started!

  1. What’s your favourite book from your childhood?

    Harry Potter, hands down.

  2. From the best of your knowledge, what is your favourite childhood memory?

    My favourite childhood memory as far as I can remember is a Barbie contest that I had participated in along with my mom. This memory is so vivid in my mind because of the numerous photos that are stored in my album.

  3. What was your favourite subject in school? Why?

    My favourite subject in school was English Literature and Computer Technology. I never got bored of learning new things in these classes.

  4. If reincarnation is real, what would you like to come back as?

    That’s an interesting question! I think I would like to reincarnate as a bird (as weird as it sounds) because I love travelling and exploring new places.

  5. Name one reason why you would want to teleport to the future? What do you think it will behold?

    I’m loving the questions, haha. What would be most interesting about teleporting to the future is to gain an insight on what the future holds for me and who still exists in my life. It might be scary to know what’s going to happen to you, but it would be exciting at the same time.

  6. Who is your favourite hero/heroine in YA literature?

    Oh, that’s a tough one. I have so many favourite YA characters and the list is pretty much endless. If I had to choose one, the hero would be Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower and heroine would be Caddy from Beautiful Broken Things.

  7. You’ve won a million dollars; what’s the very first thing you do with the money?

    Travel! I haven’t travelled to a lot of the places mentioned on my bucket list, so I would definitely spend the money there.

  8. It’s movie watching time; what’s your favourite movie genre that you’re most likely going to watch? Do you have a favourite movie?

    I enjoy watching a lot of movie genres, but my favourites are Sci-Fi and Animated movies. The one movie that I can watch over and over again is Big Hero 6!

  9. You can instantly travel to anywhere in the world; where are you travelling to? Why?

    I would love to travel to Norway just so I can experience the Northern Lights. ❤

  10. You find a genie (with no restrictions) and are the lucky one to have three of your wishes granted; what are they?

    I would wish to get my dream job, unlimited books, and always be able to bring a smile to someone’s face.

  11. What book series or standalone novel would you recommend/do recommend to anyone? Why?

    There are so many books that I have in mind. Some of them are:

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Bernard
  • When We Collided by Emery Lord
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! 😀

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SheIn Wishlist

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Recently, I have started purchasing a lot of clothes and fashion accessories online. Despite the fact that I can’t try the clothes out before buying them, I think online shopping is much easier and convenient. In fact, a lot of the shopping websites have free returns or refunds which makes the whole shopping experience more reliable. 

SheIn.com is one of the few fashion websites that I trust and shop online from. 

  • They ship to over 80 countries worldwide.
  • They do accept returns within 30 days of receipt.
  • You can track your order 24/7.
  • You can earn points!
  • They frequently have discounted items.

Here’s my wishlist of SheIn items that I absolutely love! 

  1. Embroidered Flower Patch Bell Sleeve Self Tie Dress:

     

    Flower patches are making a huge comeback in the fashion industry and I couldn’t be happier. I adore clothes with embroidery so this one is definitely on my wishlist.

  2. Fluted Sleeve Vine Embroidered Gingham Dress:

     

    1900’s Gingham print is back in action! This dress comes in blue and black, but I personally prefer the blue gingham print. I would love to buy this dress seeing as it is the perfect one for the summer season.

  3. Aztec Feather Print Dip Hem Chiffon Top:

     

    There’s nothing better than wearing a loose tee on a hot summer day. I think the print of this shirt is pretty cute.

  4. Bardot Embroidered Appliques Trumpet Sleeve Top:

     

    Like I said, I love embroidered clothing, so this top is one of my favourites. I think the cut is perfect and the red flowers really stand out.

  5. Cat Embroidery Knotted Hem Cuffed Shirt:

     

    Light blue is definitely one of my favourite colours so this shirt is already on my good side, haha. I really like the pattern of this shirt. Plus, the cat detailing adds up to the overall design of the shirt.

  6. Cropped Self Tie Wide Leg Pants:

     

    Whenever I  have a long day’s work, I prefer wearing wide leg pants rather than skinny trousers because they are comfortable and in fashion! It isn’t easy to find a pair with perfect fitting, but these cropped pants definitely give a classy look.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

Have you ever bought clothes online? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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Style Sense-Tote Bags

STYLE SENSE

I adore tote bags because they are convenient, practical, and stylish. I definitely prefer tote bags over handbags because they are bigger and can easily carry more stuff. Not to mention, there are a variety of tote bags available in the market.

Here are some of my favourites:

  1. Simple:

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  2. Cute:

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  3. Creative:

    CREATIVE

  4. Formal:

    formal

Do you carry tote bags often? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

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Review: L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

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If you’re on a hunt for a good foundation, look no further!

I recently purchased the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation and I was beyond satisfied with the product.

Packaging: I like the packaging because it’s simple and easy to carry around without making a mess.

Coverage: This foundation has far by the best coverage. I have tried out many foundations in the past, but there’s something about the texture of L’Oreal’s foundation that gives you maximum coverage without weighing down your skin. Plus, it leaves a smooth finish.

Suitability: I have a combination skin type so this product worked fine for me. However, from what I’ve heard, the foundation works well with oily and acne-prone skin types too as it is matte and doesn’t add up to the oiliness of your skin.

How long did it last? 
I wore this foundation in the morning to kick start my day and by the time I got home at night, the foundation was still in tact. Also, considering the fact that it’s really hot outside, the foundation didn’t come off easily even when I dabbed my face with a tissue to get rid of the sweat.

Verdict: It’s safe to say that if you’re looking for a long-lasting foundation, then this particular one is perfect for you.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review! 

Have you tried this product? Share your opinion with me in the comments section below. 🙂

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*Note: I purchased this product myself and have given an honest review.

 

Music Spotlight-Bastille

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Music Spotlight focuses on embracing everyone’s music taste and is a good way to share songs with each other.

Today’s band is Bastille!

 

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Who are they?

Bastille is a British indie band formed in 2010. The members of the band are Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson, and Chris Wood. They won themselves a Brit Award in 2014 for the “British Breakthrough Act.”

What genre of music do they produce?

The band is famous for their indie rock and indie pop songs.

Some of my favourite songs:
  1. Things We Lost in the Fire
  2. Of The Night
  3. Laura Palmer
  4. Oblivion

Do you listen to Bastille’s music? If yes, what’s your favourite song? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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Internship Diaries

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Internships mean different things to different people. For me, an internship is one of the most important parts of your higher education because it gives you real life experience and broadens your perspective. I’m currently pursuing my studies at university and I decided to intern at a company during the summer vacation. One of the main reasons why I took this decision was because I wanted to do something productive and new.

Today, I’m going to share with you some of the advantages of doing an internship:

  1. Work Experience:

    Internships are the best way to get hands-on experience of everything you’ve learned so far. Since you are involved in many departments of the company that you’re working for, it will really add up to your CV.

  2. Interpersonal Skills:

    Another benefit of being an intern is that you learn how to communicate and behave in an official workplace, so even if you make any mistakes, you will learn from them. In fact, you build your confidence when you speak to new people and pitch your ideas to them.

  3. Gain Exposure:

    When you work for the first time, you get exposed to a lot of new things. In the sense, you observe what people are doing and get an outlook on what really goes on behind the scenes.

  4. Connecting With People:

    When you enter a new workplace, you tend to interact with a lot of people. In fact, you make connections with people who might even share the same interests as you.

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All in all, from my personal experience, I can definitely assure you that being an intern is a lot of fun because you learn something new every day!

Have you ever done an internship? If yes, share your experience with me in the comments section below. 😀

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Movie Marathon-Wonder Woman (2017)

Movie Marathon

Storyline:

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Review:

I have always been a fan of movies wherein women are portrayed as strong, confident, and self-sufficient beings. Wonder Woman being one such movie has made millions of people across the world believe that good always wins over evil. The emotions I felt while watching the movie were confusing, to say the least. One moment, I was excited and the next, I was anxious. The plot of the story reminded me of a fairytale as it progresses from a small, protective place to an intense, war-driven area. In fact, the storyline flowed smoothly from one scene to the next which made me even more excited about what was about to happen in the very next moment. Moving on to the cast, I was amazed at how well the actors played out their roles. From Gal Gadot to Chris Pine to Connie Nielsen, everyone seemed so realistic in their character. What I loved most about the movie was that it had a lot of action mixed with a pinch of humor and romance. Let’s not forget the ending (not going to be very specific in light of those who haven’t watched the movie yet) which broke my heart into little pieces. All in all, I salute Patty Jenkins for the immense effort that she has put in to make this movie a huge success!

Life Lessons:
  1. Believe in yourselfImage result for wonder woman chris pine gifRelated imageWonder Woman’s self-belief is something I can learn from. She believes that she has the power to make things right.
  2. Never be afraid to take risks 
    Inevitably, we are all afraid to take chances in life. However, from the various characters in this movie, I’ve learned that taking risks will only get you farther in life. Even if things don’t go as planned, learn from your mistakes.
  3. Fight for what you believe is right
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    If you have a gut feeling that your intentions are good and that you can make a difference in this world, go for it!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Have you watched Wonder Woman? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. 😀

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DIY Quote Bag

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I enjoy DIY because it gets my creative juices flowing and motivates me to create things that are quite useful! 
As most of you already know, I love quotes and have a lot of them framed on my wall. So, I decided to add some inspiration to a plain tote bag. 

Items needed:
  • Plain tote bag (Any solid color bag will do.)
  • Fabric Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Stencils
  • Water
  • Old plastic mat
Steps:
  1. Get your painting space ready.
  2. Place the plastic mat inside the bag so that the paint doesn’t get to the other side of the bag.
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  3. Select a quote of your choice. For this bag, I chose: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
  4. Wet your brush a little before dipping it in the fabric paint.
  5. Place the letter stencil on the bag and paint with your favourite colour.
  6. Let the bag dry for half an hour at least.
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  7. To make the bag look more trendy, I pinned a lightweight golden chain.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 😀

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