I Love the folkore Album!

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Hey everybodyyy

I hope you’re enjoying your summer (if you can lol). I can’t believe it’s already August!!
This year took forever but it also went by super fast and it’s really strange but I mean, has anything been normal this year?

Nope.

Sooo this post is about Taylor Swift’s new album that she announced on July 23rd (rip 1D’s anniversary) and released on July 24th, THAT FAST. I was so confused when I saw the post about it because she had just released her last album (Lover) less than a year ago so nobody was expecting this.

The album was written in the first 3 months of quarantine so you would expect the quality of work to be a little less but it is her best album to date. It’s not her best album in the conventional way of being full of radio engineered pop hits with catchy melodies and stuff, it’s more about the lyrics and the fact that the album is so well-written and a lyrical masterpiece. If you haven’t listened to the album you should do that right now (after reading my post heheh) because I love ittt.

My ranking of songs when I first heard them is so different to the ranking now, I can’t believe I put some of those songs that low at the beginning lol. Also it’s impossible to rank them because I love almost all of them equally but here is my attempt right now:

cardigan
betty
the 1
august
exile
invisible string
the last great american dynasty
7
my tears ricochet
this is me trying
mad woman
peace
illicit affairs
hoax
peace
mirrorball
epiphany

This is such a soft and storylike album that you should listen to on a rainy night, with pretty candles, wrapped in a cardigan (heh) and while drinking tea?? maybe?? Something super cool she did is she wrote three songs about a teenage love triangle and each song is from the perspective of a different person, if you don’t listen to anything else at least listen to those three (cardigan, betty & august). It’s so interesting once you see the lyrical parrallels in those songs.

Anyways I hope you enjoyed reading this post even though it isn’t as interesting because I really love music and it’s fun to tell other people about music ☺️

Let me know what songs you’ve heard/liked from the album in the comments or just tell me about your favourite album from any artist, I love reading your comments! 💖💖

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. I’d love if you could check out my covers 🙂

My Favourite Characters

hey everybodyyyy

Thursday was my last day of MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wow that’s the weirdest thing ever. I definitely do not think I look or act like a high school girl yet. Hopefully I glow up a little bit before school restarts.

I was actually kinda sad about school ending because I really liked a lot of my teachers and my classes and everything and also because I didn’t really get to spend as much time with them. I was just getting to the point where I started to enjoy school but I guess it wasn’t meant to be lol. I’m most mad that we missed spirit week dude, I love spirit week.

Anywaaayysss.

I thought it would be a fun idea to make a post about some of my favourite movie/tv show/book characters and how I relate to them or what we have in common so yeah here it is!

*After writing this post I realised that they are all female characters and I apologise for that*

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Firstly we have Monica, Phoebe and Rachel. Truly an iconic trio. They are all funny and have interesting personalities (especially Phoebe) and I really love Monica and Rachel’s style. I mean their outfits are basically always on point. I relate to Rachel because she’s sensitive and cries for little things and so do I (hate to admit it but … oh well). For Monica I guess we both like things to be organised (but I’m a little less extreme) and we’re also people pleasers lol. I’m not sure I have much in common with Phoebe because she’s honestly super unique. Ooh wait Phoebe and I both play guitar yayyyy.

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Next is Miss Gina Linetti from Brooklyn Nine Nine. She is a true queeeen and is never not iconic. I don’t think I’m similar to her in any way because she’s super confident, and me…not so much. I’m also sarcastic at times but I don’t do it that well.

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Hermione Grangerrrr. You could never miss her in a list like this because she’s brave and smart and a great friend and just an amazing person in general. There probably wouldn’t even be a second book of Harry Potter without her because she literally helped them get out alive. Plus Emma Watson is suuuuper awesome too so *insert shrugging emoji because the actual shrugging emoji comes out weird*

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And finally, the one that I relate to the most is…Lara Jean Covey!! Honestly, who doesn’t relate to her, she’s a whole mood. She’s introverted, reads a lot and daydreams impossible things. Guess who else does! Hint: me. Also her room and her outfits and everything is so cute and you can’t deny that.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and kinda getting to know a bit more about me???

Let me know some of your favourite characters, characters you relate to or even just how your week has been because I always love reading your comments! 💖

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. please check out my covers)

 

Never Have I Ever

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hey everybody!

Before I start this post I first want to make sure that everyone knows about the Black Lives Matter movement.

I didn’t talk about this in my last post because I wanted to first make sure I have all the correct information just so I don’t say something that isn’t right. But if you haven’t already, please please please sign any petitions or go to protests (safely and peacefully and if you’re old enough) or donate to places. Do whatever you can. It makes no sense that we have to fight for people to not be treated different just because of the colour of their skin. If you know anybody who doesn’t agree just talk to them about it and hopefully it will help change their point of view. I would like the petitions if I could but certain ones are blocked where I live. I’m sure if you search them up they will be there. help make a change.

So, this post is me doing never have I ever, which you probably figured by the title. I know these questions are probably extremely boring but it’s almost impossible to find any questions on the internet that aren’t…weird. I tried to pick ones that I have a bit of a story for so please enjoy haha.

Gotten Stitches

I have never gotten stitches (thankfully) But when I was a baby I tripped somewhere and cut my head right between my eyebrows. When I say right in the middle I mean there is literally equal amount of space on both sides which is pretty strange?? Anyways, the doctor said that I should probably get stitches but we ended up not doing it cause that means it would leave a scar. It left a scar anyways but I got away without stitches lol. I’m pretty sure you can even see it in the pictures in my last post.

Gotten Detention

Technically I have got detention (ooh what a rebel) but technically I also didn’t (jk I’m a goody-two-shoes). Basically the teacher gave half the class detention for not doing what she said for homework but I half did and half didn’t, I can’t explain the whole story, and somehow got away with not going.

Had a Dangerous Experience

have had a dangerous experience. I tell this story to everyone because it’s one of the only interesting things in my life lol. So one day it was raining a lot and there was thunder and wind and everything. My mom was helping somebody with something and like a really smart person decided to go like dance around this tree that was nearby. Not in a weird ritual way just a fun “yay i’m dancing in the rain” way. I heard this weird noise so I ran away and the tree fell right where I was standing. It was truly a traumatizing experience.

Broken a Bone

I have broken a bone not once, but twice. The first time was when I was about 6 or 7 and I tripped and hit my wrist on a slide and then again I broke my wrist in the exact same place, same bone and same part, while I was biking to school. Ooh this is another dangerous (-ish) experience story, how fun. I was biking to school and the traffic light was red for cars so clearly I was allowed to cross, but one AMAZING (note the sarcasm please) dude felt like it wasn’t important and came speeding towards me and I thought he was gonna hit me. (spoiler alert: he didn’t. I’m all in one piece and all good. Healed from that incident too) So I braked really hard and somehow did something to my wrist which fractured it and then proceeded to let go of the bike from the pain which meant I hit my wrist on the handle which made it worse and there was definitely MUCH MORE PAIN. Oh ya, also, the dude drove away. *shameless*

Met a Celebrity

I havee??? ish??? I took a picture with Bebe Rexha at a concert but I didn’t get to tell her a thing. And then me and my friends once thought we were meeting Camila Cabello because of this random guy who started talking to my friend and we all freaked out but it turns out he was talking about these radio people, not Camila Cabello. It was probably one of the biggest betrayals of my life.

Annnywaaayyy.  This post ended up being a little longer than I thought but I hope you enjoyed these random stories.

Please comment because it makes me very happy when you do and also tell mw if you have done any of the above!!

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. please check out my covers)

First Half of the Year Wrap-Up

hey guys!

I hope you’re all happy and smiling and just feeling (at least) okay.
I know some really bad things have been and still are happening so hopefully everyone is safe.

I always love doing those monthly wrap up posts but there wasn’t enough stuff going on my life each month to actually write a post about. So I decided to do one for these past six months hahah. Honestly it was even hard for me to find the highlights of half the year so please appreciate it no matter how uneventful it may be.

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The first exciting thing to happen this year was Taylor’s documentary ‘Miss Americana’ which I have already talked about in another post so I won’t be repeating myself, although I would love to. I can almost hear your sighs of relief and I must say I’m quite offended. But we got so much content this year which I am extremely happy about. For example the One World Together concert, City of Lover Concert and stuff. Let’s move on.

Before I talk about this can we first have a little flashback to the times where I edited every. single. photo with this very aRtSy paint brush thing. I actually kinda want to bring it back lol. Anyways, here is me and my friends going to the mall for no reason (before corona, obviously). Simran tried a frappuccino I recommended, Maia is dangerously obsessed with animal crackers and I just exist. You have no clue who they are but I’m sure you can figure out from context.

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This picture is here just to show you that my very strange friend eats cheetos with chopsticks. I don’t even understand humans anymore, like???? Plus I still don’t know how to hold chopsticks properly so there’s a hint of jealousy there but this isn’t normal behaviour.

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We had international day in school! It was literally so much fun and me and my friends ate so much. Plus we got to dress up so I’ll take any excuse for that. One or two days later our school was like wow having such a big gathering probably wasn’t a good idea. Also here is like the first pic I posted where you can see my teeth post-braces yayyy.

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I just looked at the date of when this was taken and realised that at the time I had no idea that in four days I would have my last day of year 9 and I would proceed to not step foot out of my house for like 3 months. To be so innocent. Also they spelt my name wrong, obviously, but this is the closest they’ve ever got to spelling it right. I have a whole album on my phone of the different ways Starbucks has spelt my name. One example is Rem (???)

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This is the okay-est photo that I had taken of the rain. It rained very much this year and I am so (pleasantly) surprised. I am in love with rain so the 4 or 5 times it rained this year were the highlights. *people living in England are like 😳* It even rained in May which means something strange is going on this year, as if we couldn’t tell already. I forgot to mention that there was also hail!!! Closest we’ve ever gotten to snow in Dubai.

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I made eggless tiramisu!! I am now regretting not taking a better picture and realising just how terrible the quality of this picture is. Aside from that, the tiramisu was delicious *chef’s kiss*., this is the only recipe I can make by heart. If you want me to share the recipe please let me know because I’d love to ♥️

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The last part of my post is one of my biggest achievements: In the last 6 months I have listened to 107 hours of music. Ikr, what do I even do with my life. A lot of things actually, I just do them while listening to music. These are the top 8 artists I listen to apparently and I’m super confused at most of the numbers here. I mean, I don’t remember listening to Halsey or Harry Styles this much. It’s ok though, it was still awesome.

If anyone has made it to the end of the post THANK YOU SO MUCHHHH ♥️♥️♥️

Tell me about your highlights in the comments or literally just chat with me it makes me very happy 🙂

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. it would mean the world if you checked out my covers)

What To Do While We’re Quarantined

hey guys!

I hope everyone is happy and healthy right now 🙂

I haven’t met anyone outside my family for a while (I’m being dramatic, just like 10 days) but honestly I’m not complaining. I’m an introvert so I’m in my room its a typical Tuesday night I’m listening to the kinda music she doesn’t like… sorry I got carried away. Do I talk about Taylor Swift too much? yup. Do I care? not at all. *go stream You Belong With Me*

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the social distancing at the beginning of this video is a great example of what you should do. What happens in the last 10 seconds of the video is exactly what you should not do.

Let me just get to the point before I think of 5 more song lyrics and a story from year 7 hehe.

So, since we are all at home and pretty bored I’m assuming, here is a bunch of fun or new stuff for you to try if you have no clue what to do. Check them out incase you find one of them interesting 🙂

Learn an Instrument

Before this whole thing happened I started learning to play the keyboard so now in this break I got to practice a lot more and learn some new songs which was really fun. If you think it’s hopeless and you are terrible at music, atleast give the ukulele a go.

Organise Your Room

You probably really don’t want to do this but just do it (not sponsored haha). Either clean out your room so you can see what you need and what you don’t, then organise everything or maybe even redecorate it a little bit? I don’t know, it’s your choice.

Skincare

Do a face mask, or a hair mask, or start some new skincare routine that you’ve attempted to start many times but only managed to stick to it for about three days. Since you have the time, why not?

Bake or Cook

Bake a cake or bread or some cookies or something, it’ll be really fun! If you usually use a cake mix or readymade cookie dough or something like that, try doing it from scratch this time. Plus, at the end you’ll have something to eat too so honestly it’s a win-win.

Do Some Art

Art is also pretty cool right? Do it! Painting, sketching, oil pastels… ran out of art stuff but do something really fun and artsy.

Read

Read a booook. Books are really interesting and I do not understand why so many people hate reading. Some people I know can’t remember the last book they read for fun. It hurts my heart.

Start a Blog or Youtube Channel

If you are reading this post you most likely already have a blog of your own and in that case, try posting more. But if you don’t have a blog I really think you should start one just about anything you like and want to talk about or something that you want to spread awareness about. Alternatively, if you don’t like writing or typing you might want to start a Youtube channel. If you decide to create either of these please leave your links in the comments and I’d love to visit them!

Obviously there is a bunch of other stuff that you can do that I haven’t listed and if you do think of something then please let me know because it might be helpful for me or someone else ❤

Stay safe and make sure to practice social distancing!!

Love, Hreem xx

 

 

My Year in 13 Pictures

HAPPY NEW YEAAARRR!!!

I know it’s already been 2020 for like 10 days but the last time you read a post from me was last year so yeah.

I enjoyed 2019 although there were a lot of ups and downs. I got to do a lot of traveling, try new things, meet new people and continue doing and improving things I aready love to do.

For this post I am going to share one picture from each month of 2019 (two for August) and a little caption if I have something to explain so I hope you enjoy it!

JANUARY💛 – a lot of people were giving us weird looks so I’m proud of us for getting as many pictures as we did.
FEBRUARY💛- Camila Cabelloooooo! I’ve already fangirled over her for like two posts before but she’s great so *deal with it* 🙂
MARCH💛- It was spirit week and we had to dress alike. The bathroom wasn’t the best place to take the picture but oh well
APRIL💛- sorry but I don’t even have any kind of explanation for this, it’s completely random.
MAY💛- A very pretty sunset in England 😊
JUNE💛- Let’s not talk about my weird facial expressions. That was a fun day though!
JULY💛- This says “I am your biggest fan” and it makes no sense but I have barely any pictures from July so let’s pretend this is really cool.
SEPTEMBER💛- This is a picture from art class which may not be extrememly interesting but the only other option was a picture of old mushrooms (also from art) so I think this was a clear winner.
OCTOBER💛- The ‘after’ of Halloween feat. Maia. We probably had a sugar rush right about then.
NOVEMBER💛- A picture from the Dua Lipa concert that I forgot to include in the post.
DECEMBER💛- This looks like a summery picture and is totally unrelated to December but I like this picture a lot.

ALSO, I don’t have any good pictures of this to include but I got my braces offff!!! I’ll point it out in a future post and good luck to anyone who has braces on right now, it’s very worth it.

Thank you so much for reading (probably just skimming through the pics but that still counts) and comment some of the best things that happened to you this year!

Love, Hreem xx

P.S. Who else is excited about Selena’s new album? I’ve heard a few songs already and I really like them.

Why I Love Traveling

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I’ve been a bit M.I.A recently so I’m sorry about that oops.

Since it’s summer vacay now and I’m going to be traveling soon *woop woop* I thought it would be interesting to do a post about why I love going to different places and stuff. Just ’cause.

First of all, it’s super interesting to go to places that have a culture very different to yours or the country you live in. For example what the traditional food is like in another country or the way they dress. Trying out new foods in different countries is so exciting, except it’s pretty difficult for me since I’m a vegetarian and most traditional foods include a meat of some type #ohwell.

Next, the weather and stuff is generally quite different. I live in Dubai and the weather is literally hot, sunny and humid all year round except for about three months where there is a bit of wind and rain; not fun at all. But it’s so interesting to go to places where it’s snowing or really cold because it’s the complete opposite of the place that I live in. You get me? I hope so.

Doesn’t everyone have that one country they’ve been to that is just their favourite because of the architecture and the style of the buildings, or the views and mountains, or maybe just both? The only thing we see in Dubai is skyscrapers and tall buildings so any other style of houses is pretty fascinating for me.

And the main point is just being able to explore an unfamiliar place. Walking around and seeing some beautiful fountains and monuments, unique little shops and small unknown restaurants with great food.

I hope if you are traveling now or you will be traveling that you have lots of fun!

Where is your favourite place in the world?

xo Hreem

 

Does the Ph of Your Cleanser Affect Your Skin?

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hey everyone!

I am a person who really loves buying tons of face masks and different skincare products even if they don’t actually have an impact on my skin (oops)

So recently I found out a little about how the Ph of your face wash is actually really important and can have a major impact so I wanted to share the information with you guys!

Basically the Ph of your skin (Potential hydrogen. The acidity or alkalinity of your skin) is somewhere between 4.0-6.5. Your skin has an acid mantle which is acidic so that it can act as a barrier to keep away bacteria, viruses, dirt and other things which can penetrate the skin. The Ph of your skin can be altered by weather, UV light, the products and even the water you use.

Using this products on your skin can disturb it’s Ph, making it too acidic or basic, which causes more breakouts, makes skin more sensitive and creates a good environment for infections. Using these a few times only temporarily changes the skins Ph and it can still recover however using these products more often can cause long-term damage to your skin.

Most soaps and some cleansers have a Ph of about 9-10 and that is really bad for your skin. *that is one reason why you shouldn’t wash your face with shower gel or anything like that.

Sooo how can you be sure that your cleanser has the right Ph? Most cleansers would say ‘balanced Ph’ on the packaging or might have the Ph written sOmEwHeRe on the bottle. For example after I learnt this I did some research about the cleanser I was using at the time and realised that it had a Ph of 7! I immediately threw it out and found another one.

Okay guys that was kind of a long one but I hope this helped you even a little bit 🙂

Hreem xo

The Post-Exams Post

*credits to Milla for giving me this title*

Guess what, guys?!

My exams are over! Finitooooo (didn’t I say that in my exam post last year? I’m sure I did)

Anywaaays I’m super free now and I have more free time than I can handle because even the teachers have given up on teaching so we have no homework or anything. It’s actually quite boring tbh.

So now all I do is practice my guitar and learn new songs which is interesting until it gets to the point where I realise that all my favourite songs have super unknown chords like B minor or something like that. Some chords that literally aren’t humanly possible.

On the bright side I also have so much more time to have fun and hangout with my friends. Summer vacation starts in two weeks which is sooo exciting except for the fact that the weather in Dubai is already burning hot and it’s only going to get worse. I can’t wait to do some traveling too because I LOVE to travel!!

Have a great day 🙂

XO Hreem