The last time I did a book review was like, last year. And I really wanted to do another one but I didn’t find any new reads that I felt like sharing with you guys.
So as all of you probably know, near the end of 2018 a movie called ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ released on Netflix. It’s based on the book by Jenny Han. Almost everyone went crazy over the movie and I honestly quite liked it but I think it was super overhyped and that set the expectations pretty high for me.
This book is quite related to Valentine’s Day, which is today, sooooo that’s pretty cool!
SPOILER ALERT : There will be spoilers in this review so if you don’t want to know all the details just skip to the last paragraph.
In my opinion the book is much better than the movie but I really like to read anyway so that might just be me. The book is about a shy teenage girl named Lara-Jean who has one older and younger sister and no mom. Everytime she gets over a crush she writes a letter pouring out her feelings and addresses them to each of the five boys.
Suddenly one day the letters are sent to each of the 5 boys and all her feelings are exposed. Even though they were sent to five guys (lol, like the restaurant), two of them were more important; Josh (her older sister’s boyfriend) and Peter (the most popular boy in school).
Then she starts fake dating Peter because he wants to make his ex-girlfriend jealous, and to make Josh jealous. Then a few events happen and they start to realise they actually like eachother for real and find out who sent the letters…
I think this book is very intriguing and has a great plot/storyline. It is very different to any book I’ve ever read. I love that it isn’t just focused on one thing (romance) it also has elements of friendship and family, as her little sister Kitty brings a lot of humour. The only thing I don’t like is that it sometimes has a few plot holes, like, why would you address the letters if you never meant to send them? But overall I definitely reccommend this book.
My Rating: 9.5/10
Have you watched the movie and/or the book? Thoughts?
None of you really know this yet but recently I redecorated my room and I got knew furniture and changed the placing of some of the old furniture I have to give my room a fresher look. I absolutely LOVE my new room and I’m still finding new ways to decorate it every day.
I think that one of the things that kind of tell you a lot about a person is what they keep on their bedside table. This is so weird, I know, but honestly it’s just my opinion. Through all the seasons, the collection of stuff on your bedside table completely changes. Like, do you keep a little box of snacks for a midnight meal? An inspirational quote to start your day? Maybe even a mirror to check how bad your hair is in the morning?
For me I just have a few basic stuff. I keep my water bottle with a giant ‘H’ on it because it’s very healthy to drink water first thing in the morning. I like to have a good lotion/moisturiser for the night since winter is coming (yayy ❄️). I’m currently loving the ~Water Lotion~ by VSPink because it has a very fresh scent and feels so smooth as soon as you put it on your skin. I also like that it is a pumping bottle because I feel they’re much more handy. I also keep my little Funko Phoebe with I got on my birthday just for a little decoration. I always have a book on the table because I read for a bit before going to sleep and I also have a notebook if I ever have anything to write down. Because it’s winter I can finally get my fuzzy socks out so I’ve got my hot pink ones. Finally, I’ve got a Coco Shea Honey candle which smells sooo goooood and makes my room smell amazing! The candle is generally seasonal though.
Then I have a few other bits and bobs that you can see in the picture ↑↑↑
This post is long overdue but I forgot that I had already written it and I didn’t post it!
Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that I like to travel a lot and last year I really got to explore the world more than I used to and that is amazing. So, on the 17th of December (ages ago) me and my family left to Switzerland and took a few trains which took altogether 3 HOURS! But I had a new book to read so it was all good 👍🏼 The view on the train was beautiful and when we got there there was a fair amount of snow; not too much but just enough.
On the second day (I think) we went skiing and it really started to snow a lot and the whole town looked be-YOO-tiful. But of course every day after that there was rain so it just washed away all the snow and it was gross and muddy and EURGHK.
One of the highlights was going up a mountain called Glacier 3000 which had the softest, most powdery snow I’ve ever touched ❄️ Except it was really, really, really cold and my toes actually went numb. Having hot chocolate after that was amazing.
On the second-last day I got to meet my bestie, Noelle who some of you may have read about in my first few posts. All we really did was walk around the town and chat but the weather was nice and beautiful (except for the tiny bit of drizzle which turned into a lot of rain).
On the last day (the 24th!) we had a bit of time before our flight so my family decided to walk around Geneva and do a bit of shopping since there weren’t many shops in Gstaad. I got a nice, pinkish-purple, knitted top which is sooo pretty. You might see it in a future blog post 😉 After that, we had to go back to the airport and go back home.
What place in the world do you really want to visit?
I know I know I know I haven’t posted since LAST YEAR.
I haven’t posted sunce November because I needed to take a break as I wasn’t getting any inspiration at all and I didn’t want to write some boring old post that noone would enjoy reading. But lemme just say I’m baaaaack 🙂
Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while will remember (or not) that last year I wrote a post about my new year’s resolutions and how I was gonna stick to them. Needless to say, they were pretty much a fail. I wanted to: write a blog post every week (pretty much stuck to that one…kinda), do homework the same day or the day after I get it (only did that for the first two months), and take my dog for a walk twice a week. Now, that one was kinda just impossible because I underestimated the amount of homework I was gonna get.
For 2019 I decided that I didn’t want to make resolutions, I just wanted goals. Like things I could achieve by the end of the year. Things like:
learning the splits (I used to be able to do them but now I can’t)
stick with my bullet journal
do more exercise
eat less sugar
Looking back, a few of them are kinda like resolutions but WHATEVER.
I read the post and I thought 2018 would be better than 2017, ha, that didn’t happen. Honestly, 2018 really wasn’t the best year as a whole but there were some great parts. I got to do so much more traveling which was exciting, and had some great times with friends.
Did you stick to your resolutions from 2018? What are your goals for 2019?
I’m sure all of us, every single blogger has and uses Pinterest.
Even if it was just once!
I must say, I absolutely ADORE Pinterest because there is so much inspiration for literally anything. For example, I use pinterest for: my blog (duh), photography ideas/tips, style inspo, Friends jokes and stuff, and many other things which I do not care to remember.
Blog Post Inspo
This one we all saw coming. Sometimes I have no ideas for what to write so I check out some ideas and then make my own blog posts from the inspiration. This was especially useful in Blogmas (cringe) because I was a newbie and had no idea about this whole blogging world.
The pictures on Pinterest are just so beautiful and literally GOALS! Of course I don’t copy any of the pictures, I just get an idea for good blog props, themes and styles. Howeverrr I do copy some pictures (not for my blog) when my friends come over and we have a fun photoshoot.
These days I love finding a nice outfit in my cupboard when I pair some random clothes together. Pinterest helps me find some clothes and I’ll be like “oh yeah this would look so great if I put it together”. And it’s just fun to look at the clothes.
Thousands of Recipes
If you search up any kind of recipe, I guarantee you that it will be there. You can also find some fantastic baking or cooking tips to make sure you don’t mess up!
Honestly if I went on I’d go on forever so I’m cutting it short for you, be thankful 🌺
So today I got a little WordPress notification saying ‘Happy 1 Year Chic Life Thru My Lens!’ and I was like whaaat??
I didn’t even realize that one whole year has passed by since I started this blog! It’s grown so much and has gone through a few different themes and I’ve tried a bunch of different posts (I’ve deleted the worst ones). It feels like ages ago that I started this blog but at the same time it feels like just yesterday I wrote my post ‘Hello World‘.
BTW take a look at me in the picture holding the ‘1’ ballon from my ’13’ balloons from my birthday. And me wearing my Blog Queen sweater!
SO in honor of this special day I’m going to let you read that post and then…yeah. Let’s just see how this goes haha.
Or just as many people that read this I guess…
My name is Hreem, buuuut you can call me… yeah, Hreem will be fine. I’m just your average school-girl who loves food and messsing up at makeup.
I think blogging is going to be soooo exciting, like a diary I can share with the world, but I’ll have fewer details because this isn’t anonymous, as you probably realized by now.
I love taking pictures too, partly the reason why I started this blog. The other reason is that I love writing and reading, they’re pretty much a part of me, though I have a LOT of hobbies. Or maybe they’re less, who knows? But in my case I think the hobbies I have are enough, take a peek and tell me what you think
Yeah, so that’s basically why I started this blog. Wait, lemme do a little storytime. When I started my blog I originally liked to write stories and books and I just made a blog so that I could work on my writing skills and post pictures I take. But then later I started getting followers and comments and realised how much I loved this little blogging world we have and that’s how Chic Life Thru My Lens came to be.
Thank you, thank you thank you all for following me and reading my posts.
Yeah I haven’t posted in ages but I just had to take a short break because my schedule has been pretty busy and overwhelming lately. I realised I say that almost every post and it’s probably really annoying so I’m going to work on that.
But I’ve got a bunch of posts written for me to post anytime, I just need some pictures to go with the post. It’s getting kinda difficult now because the weather in Dubai has been craazzzy. One minute it’s nice, then it’s cloudy, then it drizzles, then it pours down and then it’s sunny again. Like whaaat?
Okay but this post is just mostly a reminder to be happy and positive and get a break once in a while. WE WERE ON A BREAK! Sorry, just had to add that in there😊 Recently (well, not so recently) I uploaded a post and in school my friend Yana (check out her blog) said: “I know it’s kinda weird to say this but I really look forward to your posts, I mean, they’re really interesting.” And that actually made my week because I couldn’t stop thinking about it! Then later my friend Noelle said that I post really interesting and original stuff and I’m like ♥♥♥♥
Anyways, I just wanted to add that because well, it feels good to know that someone out there really likes what I write. Even if it was only one person. BTW Yana wa the one who isnpired this post so go go go give her blog a follow <<here>>
I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in ages but there’s a lot going on and the past two weeks were devoted to tests and assessments and it was studying & studying & studying every. single. day.
Somew it’s November already. Is it just me or did OCTOBER PASS BY SO FAST? My birthday month is the shortest month of the year 🙄 But the good thing is that I did so many things in October and that is why I’m doing this roundup again; haven’t done one in a while.
Firstly was my birthday…yay! Yep I’m eating cake in the second picture, ’cause why not?
My 13th Birthday!
WIth Some of My Friends! Yum cake
Then was my mom’s birthday a few days after mine. We had a pretty fun week ♥️
Another few days later I went shopping with one of my best friends – Yana – because that was one of her birthday gifts to me. It was amaaazing!
And finally, the one we all saw coming…. HALLOWEEN! This year I dressed up as Red Riding Hood and tried to make it look like the ‘Big Bad Wolf’ scratched me on my eye. I think it looks pretty good! For me, now, the spirit of Halloween isn’t really eating up the candy, it’s more about running from house to house and accidentally bumping into people from your school. OOoh also the big trade at the end to get the candy you want, but then I only eat half of it so…
This is one of the most cliche posts and is long overdue.
Buuut, in my defence, some people gave me my gifts this week because they didn’t deliver or for other personal reasons. JUST SAYING: I didn’t write this post to brag or show off, I just enjoy reading other people’s posts/watching videos about this as it gives me some great gift ideas! Also, it’s just really fun.
Here are a few things I picked out! (I gave everyone credit because I knew they would ask for it)
Porcelain Rose beats from my mom (which are sooooo goooood)
A little set of baby blue makeup brushes from Sakshi that are super soft
A Cropped ‘Friends’ hoodie from Milla (!!!)
A black and white striped romper from Maya & Mia that I really love ♥
Bright and pastel Tombow brush pens from my little brother
A loveeely Pandora gift card from my aunt
A cute little Superman Phoebe Funko (also from ‘Friends’) from Yana
The cutest little denim top which me and Yana bought together
A few little goodies from Icing from another one of my aunts
A Wreck This Journal from my cousin
and a few more little things that I don’t want to bore you with
Another thanks to everyone that wished me and gave me these gifts because I had an amazing 13th birthday!