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?
I 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!
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!
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 😂
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
Have you ever been to Starbucks and ordered a frappuccino? They’re like, these really delicious milkshake kinda things and in my opinion (don’t lash out at me or anything) I think that the Starbucks ones are the best. But they are sold in lots of cafes and many people can have different preferences.
Over the weekend one of my best friends came over (hey Mia) and we had a girls night doing what you do; watching movies while snacking, photoshoots, going to the mall, and Starbucks.
In the fall season, they have a flavour called ‘Pumpkin Spice Latte’ which I’m sure many of you have tried and loved ♥️ Basically I had never tried it so I tried it on Friday with Mia but I didn’t really like it. It was good, not gonna lie, but it wasn’t my kinda flavour. So I just gave it to her and had a trusty ‘Mocha Chocolate Chip’.
Of course, after that, we had a photoshoot ↑↑↑ And I’ll show some more pics laterrrr!
Fav Starbucks drink?
Btw don’t let the intro fool you,
I’m kinda aargh right now because my school started on Sunday, part of the squad?
But enough of that (I’m sure I’ve said that in every post) let me just talk about what you came here to see; some clothing pieces that I really wish I had. This is I think the first time I’ve ever done a fashion-y post so let’s get to it.
Firstly, I just want a BASIC. DENIM. SKIRT. I can honestly say I’ve only owned one denim skirt to this day. But I always drool over them when I see them around; I’ve got serious issues…
Also, I want one of that kind of open-knit sweater thingies without the pattern on it for fall and winter. I never bought it because it wouldn’t be available in Dubai since the weather is hothotHOT. Every day I cycle to and from school (fit girl right here) and it’s a very dumb decision because when I’m returning home my bike feels like it’s been inside a microwave and the weather makes me feel like I’m in the microwave along with it. Okay, storytime over.
And finalllllyyyyyyyy….. an overalls dress. I’m sorry I have no idea what these are called but they’re like overalls and instead of shorts it’s a skirt; get what I mean? They’re just super cute and the perfect go-to outfit when you’re too lazy to pick one (join the club 🙋🏼).
Just adding this in since it kind of matches with the post: honestly my favourite style inspo is Rachel from ‘Friends’ because her outfits look so well put together and casual at the same time. TBH all the three Friends girls have such cute, individual styles from the 90’s and I’m in looove!
Who/what is your style inspiration?
I am back from London and Prague,
So I am sitting here, trying to deal with this tragic breakup while I reminisce over the BEAUTiful sights.
Which basically means that I’m looking back at all the pictures and the *shopping* (woop woop). If I put all the pictures from London and Prague in this post then I’m afraid you won’t make it ’til the end because you would’ve dozed off. Just to make sure you don’t fall asleep now, I’ll get started; just remember it’s supposed to be a photo diary so there won’t be any writing!
Monday 6th August
Tuesday 7th August
Wednesday 8th August
Thursday 9th August
Saturday 11th August
aaaand thank you everybody!
Are you a fan of pictures? Or not so much…