Cheers to 2018!

Hi, everyone! 🙂

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on the blog and I’ve missed it so much! With everything going on, it is quite challenging to make time for creating blog posts and keep up to date with everyone else. However, I’m going to try my best to post more often this new year.

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A toast to 2017:
I’ll admit there were some ups and downs over the course of the year, but I’ve learned a lot during the past year. I discovered my weaknesses as a person and have decided to overcome them by doing some daily activities to help set a good routine. Secondly, self-love. I cannot stress how much this term has helped me improve my confidence and thinking pattern. I will be writing a post dedicated to this soon. Last but not least, stay focused on your goals. No matter what distractions may be happening around you, stay focused. All in all, 2017 was a good year filled with learning experiences.

Cheers to 2018! Hope you all have a blessed year.

What are your new year resolutions? Share them in the comments section below. 😀

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Snippet-Talk It Out

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The thought comes back around,
but we don’t say a word.
The feelings creep their way up,
but we bury them under.
The pain stays at the back of our minds,
but we never mention it.
The relationship broke down,
but we never got closure.

Have we lost the ability to communicate?

It’s time to get it off our chest.
To say the words,
we never thought we would say.
To answer questions,
we thought would stay unanswered.
To make connections,
we never would have made.
Talk it out.

What are your thoughts on this snippet? Let me know in the comments section below! 🙂

*Side Note: Sorry for not posting a lot lately. There’s a lot going on and my hands are tied up in all directions, but I will definitely try my best to connect with you all.

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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!
🙂

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.

 

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:

    simple

  2. Cute:

    cute

  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

Beauty Review
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.

 

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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Gift Guide

Gift Guide

Deciding on what to give your loved ones as a gift is not always an easy task. Today, I’m going to share with you some simple yet memorable gift ideas for when you don’t know what to get your family member, friend, colleague and so on.

  1. Diary/Planner/Journal
    Share the kikki.K Planner love with this gorgeous Ice Blue Perforated Leather Planner - perfect for helping you organise your diary, take notes and more.

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    I have too many notebooks already, said no one ever. This one is a safe and useful gift option.

  2. Initial Bracelet/Necklace
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    If you’re looking for something cute, then initial jewelry is a good option for you.

  3. Personalized Keychain

    Image result for personalized keychainPersonalized gift equals an unforgettable memory. There are many ways to get a keychain personalized.
    a. Get a photo printed on the keychain
    b. Print your initials on the keychain
    c. Buy a photo frame keychain

  4. Mugs

    creative-cups-mugs-design-4There are so many creative and unique mugs available in the market. In fact, I wrote a blog post all about mugs last year, haha. You can read it here if you’d like to.

  5. DIY gifts

    The trend of DIY gifts has become very popular nowadays. I, personally, love receiving DIY gifts! The list of things you can create is endless. If you’re looking for some inspiration, I’d suggest browsing through Pinterest. 🙂

  6. Fan Merchandise

    Image result for fandom gifThis is for all the fangirls/fanboys out there! Although fan merchandise can be quite expensive when bought from the malls, there are websites where you can find economical fan merchandise.

  7. Motivational Quote Frames

    Image result for motivation frameWhat better way to tell your loved one that you’re always there to support them? You can either buy or DIY such frames.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

What’s the best gift that you’ve ever given or received? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. 😀

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Simple Home Decor Ideas

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I personally enjoy purchasing home decor items because they can instantly change the vibes in a room. Most people have the idea that renovating your home can be such a tedious and costly task, but it can certainly be made simple and economical!

There are many ways in which you can completely transform the look of your home and today I’m going to share some of those tips with you. 🙂

  1. Plants
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    Plants are a great way to increase the positive vibes in your home. You can either have plants placed on a shelf or hang them.

  2. Fairy Lights
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    I absolutely adore fairy lights because they look so pretty and can instantly light up a room. (Both figuratively and literally, haha)

  3. Frames
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    I have a lot of photo frames on my wall and they not only look good but they also bring back good memories. 🙂

  4. Stencils
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    This is a great way to decorate your walls. There are different types of stencils available in the market, but from my experience, the peel off sticker ones are the easiest and most economical ones to use!

  5. Curtains

    Image result for see through curtainSheer curtains are lightweight and easily available in many stores. Choose a color that matches well with your furniture and wall decor or simply choose a sheer white curtain.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!  

What’s your favourite home decor item? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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The Sunshine Blogger Award-Part 4

Hi, everyone! 🙂

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I’ve been nominated yet again for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Alex Charming! Thank you for nominating me. She posts a lot of fun things on her blog. Do visit her blog! 😀

Let’s get started:

  1. What is your favorite part of blogging?

    Image result for blog gifBlogging gives me a platform to feel free and write on topics that I am passionate about. Plus, it helps me connect with some amazing people!

  2. Do you like to read? Why?

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    YES! I love reading because it broadens my perspective and relaxes my mind.

  3. What is your favorite song?

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    That’s a difficult one to answer. Currently, I’m listening to The Night We Met by Lord Huron on repeat. Yes, 13 Reasons Why introduced me to this beautiful song!

  4. What is your OTP?

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    I have so many in mind! Betty and Jughead from Riverdale, Rory and Dean from Gilmore Girls, Lucas and Peyton from One Tree Hill and the list is pretty much endless.

  5. What is your NOTP?

    Honestly, I don’t know…

  6. What/Who is your spirit animal?

    I didn’t really know the answer to this question, so I took a quiz…I got the wolf.

  7. If you could have one famous author (living or other-wise) to write your biography, who would you choose and why?

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    I would choose Rainbow Rowell because I really love her witty style of writing.

  8. Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune?

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    Wheel of Fortune.

  9. Who is your favorite villain of all time?

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    Cruella de Vil.

  10. Do you like Disney?

    I think you mean love, haha. I absolutely love Disney! It brings me back to my childhood and never fails to bring a smile on my face.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

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