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…
First of all, I would like to apologize for not completing Blogmas. I just got super tired of it and I couldn’t think of any more interesting post ideas; and if you guys didn’t enjoy my posts, there was literally no point posting them. I literally salute the people who can complete the full blogmas, salute!
Now I’m going to get to the interesting part, this post. I accidentally – like anyone’s going to believe accidentally – clicked a few buttons and found out about the ‘Weekly Photo Challenge‘. I don’t 100% understand it yet but I think it’s basically: there will be a photo prompt every week and all you need to do is write a pingback-including the topic, the picture and why you chose that picture. If you actually get it, purLEAse explain it to me down in the comments.
Topic: 2017 Favourites
To celebrate the end of the year, share the most meaningful photo you’ve taken in 2017.
This may be a very weird option for some people but I really love it because everyone would focus on a different part of this photo even though there is not much in it. Basically, perspective. I also love it because there was actually a great mood in the atmosphere at the time ( rain in Dubai is usually very rare so you could say that people were literally partying).
If you like photography then I suggest we do this together! It will be loads of fun, I guess.
What challenges have you taken on in 2017?
As you may know from my last post, my friend Noelle came over for a week, and she doesn’t live in Dubai.
We had found a recipe for Starbucks hot chocolate ages ago and now we couldn’t find it so we tried improvising and it turned out really well. Even if you don’t have hot chocolate powder/mix. Here’s the recipe:
Starbucks Hot Chocolate
Makes: 2 | Total Time: 3-5 mins | Difficulty: Vv Easy
You Will Need:
- 1½ cups milk
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add cocoa, sugar and water into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for about seconds or until it’s warm. Mix well to create a good syrup-like consistency with no lumps. Add milk and vanilla and stir well.
- Heat in the microwave for approximately 60 seconds or until hot.
- Now you can enjoy your delicious Starbucks-like hot chocolate anytime.
Thoughts on Starbucks?
This weekend my BFFL came for a visit ( thisprettygirlslife.wordpress.com ) and we had dinner at Bianca Mozzarella & Co. and the food was super delicious.
My favourite dish was ‘Penna Alla Siciliano’, it’s a dish which has penne, tomato sauce, mozzarella and eggplant. We also ordered a ‘Burrata in a Jar’ which was absolutely scrumptious, there was so much cheese and some delicious tomatoes and leaves. Leaves? Probably not so delicious, but, give them a chance.
My least favourite dish was the pizza, which was supposed to have mushrooms and truffle but there was literally no truffle on the pizza, which was quite disappointing.
Noelle was suddenly addicted to my camera so she took loads of pictures of me, the ones of the food were taken by me though.
What’s your favourite Italian dish?
I’ve seen sooo many of these kinds of posts all over … blogs and I decided to give it a try myself. I am well aware that this post and the next post are not really related to Christmas but I have a great recipe coming up!
// 42… \\ Laps swam in my swimming class.
// 1 …\\ Candy cane given to me by a girl in my class.
// 3…\\ Presents received from my secret santa.
// 2…\\ Assessments completed in 2 hours.
// 7…\\ Christmas songs were heard by my ears.
// 2…\\ Testers tasted at Pinkberry.
// 26…\\ Dhs spent with Milla.
I know, it’s a disaster, but I will improve, I shall.
Have you ever tried a week in numbers post? If so, link it below because I want to read it!
I recently stopped by Lush to just check out some of their new products for the Christmas range and restricted myself to just buying four things; no matter how hard I wanted to buy more.
I bought two from the Christmas range and two of their normal products:
- ‘Shoot For The Stars’ bath bomb
- ‘Snow Fairy’ fun soap
- ‘Sugar Daddy-O’ hair conditioner
- ‘Juicy’ shampoo
Shoot For The Stars
‘Honey-scented sparkles of Brazilian orange and bergamot waltz with swirling, golden stars, creating a world of cobalt colour. As the calming blanket of shimmering, midnight blue unfolds, Brazilian orange and bergamot oils combine to send your mood rocketing up to the stars.’ I haven’t actually tried this one out yet but the description and the scent are sooooo fabulous.
‘This colourful, candyfloss-scented fun is a little bit magical. Handmake your own festive fairy in soft pink and set her at the top of the tap so she can cast a spell over bathtime. Crumble a little under running water for streams of spellbinding, candy-coated bubbles which turn the water into a wonderland of sweetness, or lather up in your hands for a sugary sweet body wash.’ I think that Snow Fairy is not a very popular scent because some people find it too sweet, but I think it’s a really great smell and I haven’t smelled any other Lush product that smells similar.
I Love Juicy
‘Packed with fresh fruit to deeply cleanse and clarify hair. This is a fruit cocktail for the hair to cleanse and refresh it, softening seaweed to leave your locks super-shiny once they’re extra-clean. Freshly juiced pineapples, kiwi, mango and papaya are full of enzymes that help break down excess sebum (oil) on the scalp, leaving hair looking and feeling fresh and clean.’ This shampoo is really good because it actually does everything it says in the description and leaves your hair smelling really good.
‘With richness beyond compare and a fondness for blondes, Sugar Daddy-O is one to watch. Lighter shades will remain classy, not brassy after a few strokes with this pretty purple solid conditioner. It’s full of luscious linseed infusion and argan oil to nourish. A floral bouquet of violet leaf absolute, rose and bergamot creates an intoxicating fragrance that will last on hair all day. Work the bar between the hands before applying a small amount into wet hair; a little goes a long way.’ This conditioner is pretty cool because it’s a bar and is super massaging when you rub it into your hair, it’s really good.
What is your favourite Lush winter product?
I’m sorry for not posting the right blogmas posts on the right days, but I will do all 24 days. It’s just a little harder than I thought to do blogmas😇
Since tomorrow is my last day of school before the vacation (🎉🎊), I decided to do a post dedicated to the holidays, kinda.
Here are a few (or more) things that I positively want to get done this Christmas:
- Decorate a gingerbread house
- Learn to properly gift-wrap presents
- Figure out how to bike from my home to the grocery store and back
- Create an original festive makeup look
- Successfully finish blogmas
- Make my own gingerbread cookies
Yeah, I think I’ll stick to six things to do, for now, I might not even finish all six anyway! I also just realized how short this post is… oh gawsh.
What is one thing you want to get done in the holidays?