hey everybody 🙂
First of all I would like to announce: I HIT 100 FOLLOWERSSSS !!! (106 to be exact but yeah) And I know that there are so many bloggers out there with thousands of followers who gain like 100 more every day. But it is still a big deal for me because it’s pretty wild to believe that there are 100 people out there who like to read the random things I write.
THANK YOU ALLL SO MUCH!
Anyway, so this post is a fashion post *fun*. Lately I’ve actually started to care more about what I wear instead of just throwing on the first thing I find in my closet. When I look at my clothes half the things are literally unwearable and I’m like idontwannawearthis.
So I’ve been finding stores and colour schemes and designs that I’m really starting to like that kind of fit my personality???? My favourite ever shop is Hollister but oof it’s expensive. You have to be really really sure you like something because if you don’t, you’ve wasted about $70 on it, happy times.
I’m starting to find more inspiration on what I want my look to be like. You know how you look at people’s Instagram feed and when you look at all the things they wear, the outfits are kinda related. Know what I mean? So I’m searching Pinterest and tv shows to see what I would want my theme – if you will – to be like.
Another thing is that it is now summer! I’m only excited that there’ll be no school and I get to travel, not excited about the weather. In Dubai it’s like “Oh summer’s coming up, time to see which stores stock refridgerators big enough to cool one or two PEOPLE.” The weather gets up to like 50°C so wearing jeans or something means taking a big risk. Because of that I have to buy new shorts and tops that aren’t full-sleeeved.
* The shorts in the pic are new and I love love love them 🙂
So, usually whenever anything happens I think about writing a blog post about it #thestruggleofcomingupwithpostideas
That’s quite a lot hashtag, hope it doesn’t catch on.
Anyway, I usually don’t have much to say about whatever event happened and I don’t like writing super short blog posts so I just decide to forget about it. But I really want to share a few things that happened these past 2 months so get ready for some unseen pictures and short descriptions!
In Dubai, every year we have something called RedFest, which is a two-day show with singers like Demi Lovato and The Chainsmokers. This year on the day that I went there was Jax Jones, Macklemore and Camila Cabello! I went mostly for Camila because I love all of her songs 😉 Me and my friends had loads of fun dressing up and screaming at the top of our lungs.
We had international day in school and me and two of my friends were dancing so we had to look similar and yeah, this is what we looked like! I think I cut my hair like, one day before this so it looks really nice all blowdried ♥️
We also had spirit week in school at the beginning of March. My favourite days were Twin Tuesday (where you wear the same clothes as a friend) and Throwback Thursday (dressing up as the 70s, 80s and 90s). My friends and I dressed up as the Spice Girls and I was Baby Spice 😋 We were aware that double denim is a crime but IT LOOKED FINE.
What was the best part of your March?
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S 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!!
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?
happy new year!
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 🌺
Do you use pinterest? If yes, what for?
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.
Tell me about how you started your blog!
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
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…
What was the best part of your month?