Bedside Beauties

Hello!

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 ↑↑↑

What do you need to have on your bedside table?

Hreem XO

 

Hello 2019!

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happy new year!

I know I know I know I haven’t posted since LAST YEAR.

Sorry wait.

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?

How I Use Pinterest On a Daily Basis

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.

Photography Tips/Ideas

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.

Style Inspiration

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 🌺

Do you use pinterest? If yes, what for?

1 Year Blog-iversary!

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.

Hello World!

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.

Also, I’ll just explain my title since I’ve gotten a few questions about it. As you know, I love taking pictures, hence the ‘Lens’ (I can rhyme, all the time) and it basically means you are taking a peek at the chic life but through my eyes. Makes sense?

Thank you, thank you thank you all for following me and reading my posts.

Tell me about how you started your blog!

Hreem XO

Positivity Reminder

Hey everyone!

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>>

Compliment the next person you meet

Hreem XO

 

 

It’s November!

heeey everyone!

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?

 

Then was my mom’s birthday a few days after mine. We had a pretty fun week ♥️

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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!

Shopping with Yana

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…

 

What was the best part of your month?

Hreem XO

 

What I Got For My 13th Bday

IMG_7556I know, I know.

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!

Finally 13!

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Heyy everybody!

Yesterday was my thirteenth birthday (woop woop) and I had literally nothing planned.

Buuttt, my friends and parents threw me a surprise party and it was the best day of my life and I had the yummiest cake!JPEG image-5B6794A8A628-3.jpeg

Basically my dad and I came back from the mall and all my friends jumped out and surprised me with confetti, balloons and everything. Then we went to this place called jumble which is kind of like an escape room but not really. After jumble we came back home and – obviously – did a photoshoot with my balloons.

After that, we went forthe movie ‘The House With a Clock in it’s Walls’ which was ok and had a lot of jump scares. One of my friends (Maya) kept screaming at the jump scares and people started shushing us 😂

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They stayed over but Milla couldn’t 😭 and we had so much fun I can’t even believe it! Expect a few more posts regarding my birthday because I’ve got a few planned!

Thank you so much to all my friends and family,you completely made my day xo

10 Things You May Not Know About Me

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BTW: I did not buy balloons especially for this post, I took this picture on my brother’s 10th birthday and I finally found a use for it.

I started this blog more than a few months ago so this post has been due for a while. Sorry!

Things like this are all over youtube and WordPress so I’m sure you’ve all seen them. Things like: ’25 facts about me!’ I’ve even seen a post with 100 facts!! But I’m not interesting enough for that many facts so I’ll just do as many as I can 🙂

I Severely Dislike Cinnamon

This might not be like OHMYGOD SHE DOESN’T LIKE CINNAMON, IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD! But most of the people I tell this to are extremely surprised because, well, I guess cinnamon is a popular spice. I remember once it was my hamsters birthday when I was about 6 so my mom and I made cupcakes and later when I tasted it I realised it was cinnamon and I got so mad 😂

 I am a Vegetarian

I think I mentioned this in one of my first few posts but I didn’t really have many readers that time so you wouldn’t know unless you were here from the very start! Comment if you were :)) Basically I don’t eat meat or eggs but I can still have stuff like milk and cheese.

I Have a Food Blog

Last year me and a few of my friends started this recipe blog and then told the teacher it was for school so that we would get extra credit (insert an evil girl smiling). This year we restarted it on WordPress and here it is: <<DIY Kitchen Diaries>>

I’m Learning to Speak French

No comment on this because we don’t really learn things that are helpful in life. That puts you in an awkward situation when you’re the only one in the family who knows the least bit of French and everyone’s staring at you expectantly but you have no idea what the lady is saying…

I’m Obsessed With Notebooks

I think many bloggers and YouTubers can relate to this (or maybe not) but I just love some notebooks and how they’re planned out and their covers or page designs. For that reason, I have about 6 notebooks and I’m wondering what to do with three of them…yikes…

Me is a Neat Freak

Sometimes I feel like a Monica (from Friends) but I’m not as much a freak as she is haha. It’s just really satisfying when everything is organised and when notebooks have all these dividers and an index and stuff.

To This Day I’ve Had 16 Pets

It sounds cool but it really isn’t. All the animals are: 7 fish, 7 turtles, a hamster and a dog. So now you realize it’s not actually that amazing.

I Love Friends

I lurve Friends so much because it’s just the funniest show ever! There’s also an episode for every feeling emotion and celebration. My favourite characters are Monica, Phoebe and Chandler; no offence to the other characters 😉 Tell me your favourite character if you watch it!

Pictures are My Thang

It’s the coolest thing ever (for me) to print pictures and stick them up on the wall because everytime I look at them I remember what happened at the time of the picture which I love ♥️

One Day I’d Like to Visit All the Countries in Europe

I’m sure someone else can relate to this because travelling is amazing.

Thank you, everybody, if you have managed to read until the end of the post, and congratulations.

Share a fact about yourself in the comments!

XO Hreem