I created this lovely little blog FIVE WHOLE YEARS AGO when I was a tiny 12-year-old which (as I say every year) is so insane to think about. I don’t know if I expected myself to still be writing 5 years later but I definitely hoped that I would be.
I don’t blog consistently enough to say that but whatever, it’s the thought that counts and I’m here right now, aren’t I? yes. Thank you.
It’s so weird to look through my older blog posts and see how much I’ve changed and the way I remember writing these posts and coming up with ideas for them like it was yesterday. It’s so adorable because they feel like little journal entries (that anyone who’s interested can very easily see) or like (one-sided) conversations with friends.
Along with completing 5 years I also recently reached 300 followers on my blog??! I keep putting the question marks because once again it’s quite insane, I mean, 300 is a lot.
Thankkkk youuuu eveerryoneee for reading and liking and commenting and following honestly it means the world to me and makes 12 year old me extremely shocked and excited. I love you!!
Song rec. of the post: Snow On The Beach by Taylor Swift feat. Lana Del Rey. Anyone who ever said this is a bad song is just objectively so wrong and I’m glad I don’t have to share one of my favourite songs with you (might be harsh but I’m just very passionate about my cause). The song overall just feels so ethereal and sweet and floaty and the lyrics are so precious and dreamy. I mean “I searched aurora borealis green, I’ve never seen someone lit from within, blurring out my periphery”???? I love this song with my entire heart so please go listen to it, it’s beautiful. Let me know what you think when you do <3.
guess who’s finally free because their exams are over
After the last exam me and my friend Simmy went to the mall (I got a pretty nail polish, lip scrub and lip balm yay), ate ice cream and accidentally ended up spending two hours dancing and singing screaming Little Mix and One Direction songs. It was honestly such a vibe, you missed it.
Anywayyysss, this post is my long awaited Q&A answers post. Yep I’m finally doing it.
Also I expected to have way less comments so thank you to everyone I really love your questions!! ☺️ This post will also end up being super long if I include all of the questions so I’m going to do half now and the other half in a part two after a few posts. Okay here we go:
What’s your favourite colour of all time? My favourite colour is and always has been pink haha. I never change 😌 Specifically blushy, peachy, baby pinks though. So pretty 😭
What is your favourite food and favourite dessert? I love popcorn and gnocchi (I’ve been having a huge gnocchi phase for a while now) and for dessert probably cake. Dude I literally haven’t had vanilla cake in forever and I’d really love some right now.
What are your personal beliefs? (e.g. religion) I am a Hindu so basically my religion is Hinduism which is where we believe in a lot of Gods instead of just one. And yeah obviously we have a lot of different beliefs but that would be too much to get into now hehe.
What are some of your favourite lyrics? “you drew stars around my scars but now I’m bleeding”
“the shade of green that if he’d seen would make F. Scott Fitzgerald cry”
“I made you my temple, my mural, my sky. Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life.”
Who is your celebrity girl crush? Taylor Swift and Little Mix. They all are just so talented, kind and hardworking and also SUPER beautiful.
Who is your celebrity crush? Harry Styles ✌🏼
What are three things you like about yourself? Hmm, I like that I’m quite a creative person, I try to be kind to people and make them feel happy and good about themselves and that I can find nearly anything funny (some people find that annoying and then that makes me like it even more lol).
What is/are your comfort songs? I love this question 💞💞 Maybe Breathe by T Swift, I Want To Write You A Song by 1D, Fine Line and Golden by Harry Styles and Defenceless by Louis Tomlinson. Clearly I’ve got a really big range of music tastes.
What is your favourite thing about your culture? Everythingggg. Okay but specifically Indian food, clothes, festivals and just the overall vibe. Ooh and Indian weddings they’re so fun (even though I haven’t gone to one in forever 😔😫)
What is your favourite movie? Probably Ocean’s 8, that was a great movie. Honestly I haven’t seen a really good movie in forever so yeah that’s what I’ll go with. Also The Parent Trap because how can you not love that movie.
Who is your favourite music artist? My number one favourite is Taylor Swift incase anyone still didn’t know and then I love a bunch of other artists like One Direction and some of their solo music, Little Mix, Camila Cabello, Finneas, Abigail Barlow and Boys World. There’s a bunch more but then this would end up being really boring so yeah, check out the artists if you’d like!
What are some of your favourite books? I liked the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series, the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella and honestly probably any Sophie Kinsella books like I’ve Got Your Number.
What do you want to study in university? I really love music so that’s probably something I’d love to study more!
What is your favourite song by Taylor Swift? This is nearly impossible to answer because Taylor has like 9 masterpieces of albums so I *unsuccessfully* narrowed it down to a few:
Don’t Blame Me
right where you left me
Andddd that’s allll!!! Thanks for the questions ❤
I hope you guys enjoyed reading and stay tuned for part two at some point.
Answer one of these questions in the comments because I’d love to know more about you guys!! Or also let me know if we have any things in common ☺️☺️
THANK YOU TO ALL THE LOVELY PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT MY BLOG I APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH
12-year-old me who started this blog never expected to even reach 100 followers and here we are now with double of that 😭😭
My blog is a place where I write about random things that I find interesting or that I want to share with others and the fact that there is even a few people who want to hear what I have to say makes me so happy I LOVE YOU GUYS.
In celebration of 200 followers I want to do a Q&A (how original, am I right?) because that’s kind of a tradition for bloggers. Sooo please comment some questions for me to answer in the post!
I think I say something like “ohmygod is it already (insert month name)?!?! That was so fast!!! But it’s okay because I genuinely do feel that way every month. Happy one year of online school to me (and everyone else who is still online).
I was nominated for two awards which is super cool so yeah I’m just gonna get into that now…
Outstanding Original Blogger Award
Thanks so much Poorwa for nominating me for this!! And everyone go check out her blog because she has awesome posts.
Thank you so much Maya for nominating me for this award! Go check out her blog too, she posts a lot about traveling! And along with that, thank you to Vincent for creating this award for bloggers to be recognised!
Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
Post the rules.
Make a post of the Award(with a photo of the Logo)
Ask 5-10 Questions of your choice.
Nominate 10-20 other bloggers( or more) and notify them.
Thank the originator of the Award who has given us a platform whereby bloggers can be discovered and recognized for the work they do.
If you had to live in one place in the world, where would it be?
I think I’d love to live in London or New York. Well not London specifically, just anywhere in England because… Idk I just love it.
What do you do when you’re not blogging?
I play music, listen to music, watch YouTube anddd read! Also a bunch of other stuff but I’m keeping it short.
What is your favourite song?
Right now I have two favourite songs and I’m not planning to narrow it down to one so they are Mr. Perfectly Fine by Taylor Swift and Always You by Louis Tomlinson (check them out, they’re really good songs).
If you had a chance to go to Dubai, where would you go first?
I live in Dubai so I’d go homeeee wooohooo.
What is the most disgusting thing you’ve ever eaten?
LOL NOTHING. WHY WOULD I EAT SOMETHING GROSS.
If you could meet a celebrity, who would you meet?
I’d love to meet (if you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, I’d like you to take a guess. Wild guess guys, I know you can do it)… Taylor Swift 😇 I KNOW. I WISH I COULD THINK OF SOMETHING ELSE BUT I’D JUST REALLY LOVE TO TALK TO HER. actually I don’t wish I could think of someone else, I take that back.
If you could swap lifestyles with one person, who would it be?
I- Um. I’m sure I can’t say Taylor again sooo maybe Jade from Little Mix? It’d be cool to see what it’s like being in a girl group.
Why did you decide to create a blog?
There were actually two reasons. The first is because I’ve always liked writing so my mom suggested it since I can just write anything here (😋) and the second reason is because I wanted to be like Penny from ‘Girl Online’ lol. Anywaysss, I’m way past that now and I just love my blog and all the people who visit.
My child is three years old!! (obviously I’m talking about my blog in case you didn’t get that lols)
That’s so wild omg. I remember starting this blog and just having no clue what anything was gonna be or how to write a post or what to even write about. I mainly just wanted to be like Penny from Girl Online not gonna lie. And then when my friends found out I made a blog I think at least 3 of them made their own but didn’t last very long. I’m kinda proud of myself for still being here even if my schedule isn’t very consistent 😂
It’s also so intriguing how if you read my old posts and now my newer ones you can see how much I’ve changed and how my writing style has changed, I’m pretty sure it has got better, at least I hope.
I’m debating whether to include like a paragraph from my first post and just like react to it. But I think I’ve done that before lol. Okayy so I’m going to react to parts of my first post ever yayyy.
Yikes, this is going to be painful, oh gosh. Please remember I was 12 when I started and I’m now 15. Wait that’s actually really cool now that I think about it heheh. Anways, here:
“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’m 90% sure I copied that “you can call me Hreem” bit from my friend’s blog because she was more interesting than me 😔 Also why did I think the perfect introduction for myself would be “average school-girl who loves food and messing up at makeup”? Makeup was literally the thing I focused the least on at the time, I don’t know what I was trying to do there honestly.
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:
• Singing 🎤
• Guitar 🎶
• Reading 📖
• Writing 📝
• Taking Pictures 📸
• Eating 🍩 (can that be a hobby?)
Now that I look at them, I realize… they’re not too many are they? Sorry I’m talking so much about boring stuff right now but I’ll make sure my next few are a bit more exciting 🤗 (Jazz handsss!)
In just this short excerpt from my post I asked three questions. THREE. Why? hah there’s another one. My hobbies are I think exactly the same since then which is kind of comforting in a way? ohmygosh do I actually ask so many questions in every blog post, I’m suddenly very aware of it. Although eating isn’t really a hobby anymore, I don’t snack as much as I used to woohooo *cue the applause*.
I love my little jazz handsss thing at the end lol, that’s my actual personality shining through rather than me trying to be really cool. aww.
Oooh! I almost forgot, I’m pretty sure your bored to death because I haven’t mentioned what my blog will be about.
There’s nothing interesting about this part, I just wanted to say that I used ‘your’ instead of ‘you’re’ 😭😭 I’m quite ashamed.
HAhah also the ‘Ooh! I almost forgot’ reminds me of this video and now I can’t stop laughingggg oh gosh.
And that concludes my lovely 3 year blogiversary post. I hope you guys enjoyed as much as I did.
Thank you so much to everybody who has ever read one of my blog posts or followed my blog or liked and commented 💖 You guys make blogging so much more fun and your comments really make my day!!
I remember writing this same post last year super last minute because I realised I hadn’t written any posts (classic Hreem)
I don’t want to write about the same things I wrote last year which was some of the women that inspire me, and I was TRyInG to think of something kinda original. So I came up with something that includes one of my interests and is just useful to some people (I guess…?!) So I present to you a girl power playlist!
These are a bunch of songs that (I think) are kinda girl power-y. Use this at sleepovers for the crazy (but trying to be quiet) 2 am dance partyyy.
♥️ Girl Power Playlist ♥️
BO$$ by Fifth Harmony
Run The World (Girls) by Beyoncé
Ain’t Your Mama by Jennifer Lopez (I ain’t your mama NoOoOooOOOO)
Who Do You Think You Are by the Spice Girls
Power by Little Mix
That’s My Girl by Fifth Harmony (yes, another one)
Who Says by Selena Gomez
Girl Power by the Cheetah Girls (hehe)
Salute by Little Mix (what can I say, girl groups really spread the message)
sooooo that should keep you occupied for about 25 minutes I think. I know I’ve missed a ton of the best ones but if you make a playlist like this, add them. Or just tell me the ones I forgot down below.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how amazing these girl groups are? I have like *goes back to count* 6/9 of these songs are by groups. Cool.
Make sure to comment some of your fave girl power songs!!
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?
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.