Style Sense-Dungarees

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Dungarees are the most comfortable denim clothing available in the market. Since dungarees can be worn during any time of the year, I thought I’d do a post on how to style them. 🙂

  1. Simple T-shirt:

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    Wearing a plain t-shirt inside dungarees is a simple yet fun look! You can wear your favorite solid color shirt since denim matches with almost every color.

  2. Tank Top:

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    Another way to style your dungarees is by wearing a tank top. Both, fitted and loose tank tops look good.

  3. Sweatshirt:

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    Who says dungarees aren’t for the winter season? You can style them with a comfortable sweatshirt to have a warm and cozy look.

  4. Turtle Neck:

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    For this style, you can wear either a full-sleeved or sleeveless turtle-neck because they both look good when worn with dungarees.

  5. Cotton Blouse:

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    If you’re looking for a slightly different look, then you should definitely try wearing a cotton blouse inside your dungarees. They look extremely fashionable!

  6. Off-shoulder top:

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    This is the perfect look for the summer season!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

What’s your favourite dungaree look? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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Quotespiration!

I celebrated my 10th milestone recently and asked my lovely readers to post their favourite quotes in the comments section as a way to celebrate the achievement! 😀

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Here we go: 

  • Sarah Alengton
    “Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.” -Mark Twain
  • theorangutanlibrarian
    “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by” -Douglas Adams
  • Hannah Garner
    “And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” -Mark Anthony
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” -Jane Austen
  • Urban Tutu
    “When women see me, they wanna be me”
  • Sonia Aicha
    “I like my money right where I can see it…Hanging in my closet” -Sarah Jessica Parker
  • K.M. Sutton
    “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly—they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” -Aldous Huxley”Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” -Rumi”I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean
  • Renate
    “Riddle me this, Riddle me that, Who’s afraid of the big black bat?” -Riddler
  • icebreaker694
    “Never trust a duck.” -Will Herondale
  • Luna
    “My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice” -Newt Scamander
    “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” -Dalai Lama
  • Inge
    “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” -JK Rowling
  • sophiethestark
    “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it” -Toni Morrison

Thank you so much for sending in your favourite quotes! I’m a huge fan of quotes and some of these quotes are really wonderful and deserve a space on my wall, haha. 🙂

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The Ultimate Book Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

BOOK TAG

I saw this tag the other day on thriceread and decided to give it a go! Do visit their blog, they post great book reviews and tags. 😀

Let’s get started!

  1. DO YOU GET SICK WHILE READING IN THE CAR?

    Not really. In fact, I read very often in the car.

  2. WHICH AUTHOR’S WRITING STYLE IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE TO YOU AND WHY?

    This is a difficult one to answer because I love a lot of authors’ writing style’s. They are all unique and special in their own way. 🙂

  3. HARRY POTTER SERIES OR THE TWILIGHT SAGA? GIVE 3 POINTS TO DEFEND YOUR ANSWER.

    Harry Potter, definitely! Well, I’ve always been a fan of J.K. Rowling writing. Secondly, I love the character portrayal in all of the books. Lastly, it reminds me of my childhood.

  4. DO YOU CARRY A BOOK BAG? IF SO, WHAT IS IN IT (BESIDES BOOKS)?

    I rarely carry a book bag. When I do carry one, I usually have my book, water bottle, a light snack, and other essentials.

  5. DO YOU SMELL YOUR BOOKS?

    I would be lying if I said no…

  6. BOOKS WITH OR WITHOUT LITTLE ILLUSTRATIONS.

    I don’t mind either, to be honest.

  7. WHAT IS THE THINNEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?

    Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell.

  8. WHAT IS THE THICKEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?

    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

  9. WHEN DID YOU GET INTO READING?

    Luckily, my parents encouraged me to start reading books from a very young age which helped me to develop an interest in reading books of different genres.

  10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC BOOK?

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

  11. IN SCHOOL WHAT WAS YOUR BEST SUBJECT?

    English and computer programming.

  12. IF YOU WERE GIVEN A BOOK AS A PRESENT THAT YOU HAD READ BEFORE AND HATED, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

    I would definitely donate it to a non-profit organization.

  13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD?

    Ethereal; extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.

  14. FULL ON ROMANCE BOOKS OR ACTION-PACKED WITH A FEW LOVE SCENES MIXED IN?

    This completely depends on my mood. Sometimes, I’m totally in for a cheesy romance novel and someday’s I prefer reading something more exciting and thrilling.

I nominate everyone! Feel free to drop a link to your answers in the comments section below. 😀

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

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Appreciate Yourself

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It’s not unrealistic for some people to admit that they tend to appreciate others’ for the contribution they have made to this world but rarely take the time to appreciate themselves for the work they’ve done. There is definitely a thin line between appreciating yourself and being borderline pompous. When it comes to self-appreciation, don’t feel weird to pat yourself on the back every once in a while you achieve something that you’ve been working so hard for. I’m saying this from my own experience because just the other day, I was thinking how I always focus on the things I do wrong and seldom focus on the things that I’ve accomplished.

Anyway, here are a few tips on how to appreciate yourself:

  1. Think about all the things you’ve done this week:


    Sit, relax, and look back at all the good/bad things you’ve done this week. Focus more on the good things and tell yourself that you’ve earned this. However, this doesn’t mean that you neglect the bad things, just look at it from a different perspective. 🙂

  2. Treat yourself:

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    Feel like you’ve actually done something to take your lie one step further? Treat yourself to some ice cream! (That’s what I do, haha)

  3. When someone appreciates you for your work, thank them:


    Now, this happens way too often to me. When someone compliments me for my work, I tend to brush it off and say “It was no big deal, really.” But, in reality, it is a big deal otherwise why would someone compliment you in the first place…Hmm…

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

What are your thoughts on appreciating yourself? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

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Tried & Tested-Veggie Tacos

Today, I’m going to share a delicious Veggie Taco recipe with you all and I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Picture courtesy of Google (Footnotes and Finds)

INGREDIENTS:
  • Taco shells (I prefer using TexMex)
  • Kidney beans-1 cup
  • Lettuce-1 bundle
  • Red Peppers- 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Ketchup (as required)
  • Salsa-4 tbsp
  • Olive Oil-1 tbsp
  • Hot Sauce-1 tbsp
  • Salt (for taste)
  • Cheddar Cheese-1 1/2 cup (grated)
STEPS:
  1. Keep a pan on medium heat.
  2. Pour the olive oil and saute the kidney beans and red peppers until cooked.
  3. Add the ketchup, salsa, hot sauce, and salt. Stir until all the ingredients are mixed together. Let it cook for around 5 minutes on slow heat.
  4. If you prefer using soft taco shells, then skip this step. However, if you prefer hard taco shells, bake them in the oven for 3 minutes on 180 degrees Celsius.
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  5. Put 1-2 tbsp of the prepared filling inside the taco shells.
  6. Top with lettuce and cheddar cheese (as much as you like, haha).

Voila! I hope you enjoy your delicious veggie tacos. 😀

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One Year Blogiversary!

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The Jouska turns one year old today! Whaaat?!

I can’t believe that I have been running my blog for one year already! Time passes by so quickly. I still remember the day I started my blog like it was yesterday. It has definitely been a rollercoaster ride filled with ups and downs. One of the best things about having your very own blog is that you feel like you have a place in this world and that people are interested in what you have to say. Blogging has definitely encouraged me to speak up more and stand for what I believe is right. It has helped me gain the confidence that I never thought I would have, it sounds crazy but it’s true. This platform has given me the opportunity to make new friends who have supported me and motivated me to stay active on my blog. Inevitably, there are the dreaded blogging slump days when you just have nothing to say and you’ve run out of creative ideas, but that is okay because as time passes by, you return back with a whole lot of positive energy and creativity. All in all, I want to thank each and every one of my readers for taking out the time to read my blog posts and interacting with me because that always make me smile like a goof, haha!

Here’s a little insight on what has happened over the past year:

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I believe that ‘The Jouska’ has grown over the past 12 months and that would not have been possible without the support of my wonderful readers and bloggers. Thank you so much for being a part of this journey. Here’s to one more year of blogging! 😀

In celebration of this milestone, I would like to hear from you guys! If you have anything to say about your favourite category of posts or if you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

THANK YOUUUU!

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Movie Marathon-Sing (2016)

I finally got to watch ‘Sing’ last week and I absolutely adored it!

Storyline:

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Review:

As always, animated movies never fail to bring a smile on my face. The plot of this movie was creatively depicted as the scenes were well developed and transitioned smoothly from one to the next. The story itself is so inspiring for all audiences and especially for children because it reminds them that anything is possible. My favourite thing about the movie was its character portrayal, I loved each and every character’s personality and style.

Life Lessons:

  1. Dream big: Never let anyone bring you down or stop you from dreaming big.
  2. Hard work and perseverance is all you need: If you have the determination to work for your dreams, you will definitely achieve the glorious fruits of your effort.
  3. Team effort: We must learn to embrace the differences in people and work as a team to be more successful in accomplishing our tasks.
  4. Pursue your talent: We all have a special talent and irrespective of how big or small you think your talent is, always pursue it and try to make the most of your strength.

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Overall, this was a great movie and I would definitely recommend it to all the animation movie lovers!

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

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Happy International Women’s Day

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Today is a very special day for women all around the world. Today, we strive to celebrate womanhood in the most inspirational way. I believe that Women’s Day is about bringing together women from different backgrounds and cultures and celebrating the differences in an effort to unite them rather than to hold them against one another.

Irrespective of your role, you deserve to feel special on this day. Personally, being a woman brings me a sense of pride and strength. I strongly adhere to the fact that women deserve to be treated equally and deserve the rights that they were once refrained from. On this occasion, I would like to thank all the women who have played a significant role in shaping my life and making me the woman I am today. Of course, I have had the opportunity of meeting many wonderful ladies out there who have inspired me to become a better person. However, the most inspirational woman in my life is my mother. She has been my support system since day one. Never leaving my side, she has always motivated to chase my dreams and to never give up no matter what people say. It is safe to say that her belief in me has made me stronger and confident in myself whilst keeping myself grounded. She always says that if someone says that you aren’t capable of doing something, prove them wrong by following your instincts and doing the right thing. If it wasn’t for her, I would have never learnt the virtues of respect, humility, and empathy.

All in all, I would like to thank and appreciate all the magnificent women of this world for unapologetically being yourself and contributing to the community in a positive way! 🙂

Who’s the most influential woman in your life? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. 😀

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Review: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

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I recently purchased a few shades from the Revlon Matte Lipstick collection. Let me start off by saying that these are one of the best liquid matte lipsticks available in the market!

Pros:

  1. Beautiful shades for every occasion: They have about 16 shades ranging from nudes to pinks and reds. If you’re looking for the perfect shade to match your style, have a look at their website. It might help! 🙂
  2. Long lasting: I promise you that this lipstick will not wear off that easily unless you rub it off your lips. I wore it to a day-long event last week and I was surprised at how the lipstick stayed intact.
  3. Moisturising: It’s amazing how this lipstick gives you a matte look but still keeps your lips from becoming too dry.
  4. High-definition: It gives your lips a very defined and sharp look.

One of my favorite shades is ‘Passion’. It’s a beautiful berry color that looks good with almost every outfit!

I hope you enjoyed reading this review! 🙂

Have you tried these Revlon lipsticks? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. 😀

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DIY Turmeric Face Mask

This simple DIY face mask will give your face a fresh and youthful look! Apart from giving a nice glow to your skin, turmeric also has anti-bacterial properties that helps remove acne. 

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Ingredients:

  • Turmeric- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Rose Water as needed
  • Milk Powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Oats- 1 tablespoon
Steps:
  1. Take a bowl and add the turmeric, milk powder, and oats.
  2. Slowly pour some rose water and mix until the mixture has a paste-like consistency.
  3. Use a brush to apply the paste evenly on your face.
  4. Keep it on for about 15 minutes until the paste dries up.
  5. Scrub the mask off your face.
  6. Wash your face thoroughly with water to clean off the remaining mask.
  7. After you dry your face, apply a toner to soothe your skin.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Do you enjoy applying face masks? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

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