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

 

 

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!

London Photo Diary

Hey there!

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…

Hreem XO

10 Things You May Not Know About Me

nita-shared-a-sketch-with-you.pngHeyya!

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

Plans For The Summer

Can I get a “whoop whoop?”

( “whoop whoop!”)

It’s finally summmeeeerr, yeah!*cue ‘What Time Is It?” from High School Musical*Our school year was actually extra long this year which is why it ended so late; it ended today if you hadn’t realized yet. But thanks to a friend who will be going anonymous *cough* *cough* Milla *cough* my days were slightly more boring because she had to leave early.

Anyways yeah, as the title says, this post will be about my plans for the summer:

Of course, I want to Travel but there are tons of other stuff I want to do or get (shopaholic alert!). Firstly, I’ve already started making my summer playlist and pool playlist because I literally cannot live without music. I’m currently loving <<Girls Like You>> by Maroon 5, and the music video is also really great if you haven’t watched it already. I also want to get some new furniture like a wardrobe and a dressing table because my current ones aren’t too great! I would like to do a bit more baking this summer and not be so lazy as I have been last summer when I didn’t travel. I’ve already finished Friends (why? WHY) which I can’t believe because… TEN SEASONS PEOPLE! So now I’d like a new show to binge so if you have any good recommendations then please tell me in the comments ♥️

Finally, I really want to work on and improve my photography skills because honestly, they can be much better.

Where are you travelling to this summer?

* BTW this new style of editing my picture is inspired by <<Emily Clare Beauty>>. I need to give her credit cause I love, love, LOVE it!

XO Hreem

A Day in My Mind

Rose || Day in my mind

Now THAT’s a sentence (or title) I never thought I’d write.

But that is what this blog post about! My thought process on an average school day.

I thought it would be fun to do a post with questions and thoughts I think of on a daily basis. I got inspiration for this from <<Emily Clare Beauty >>who did ‘Inside The Mind Of A Blogger’, and I really liked that post but didn’t want to do the exact same thing soo… here we are!

“Wait no, it can’t be time to wake up. Oh thank god, it’s just three.”

“Did I get everything? I think I forgot something.”

“Oh no, oh no, did the bell go yet? DID THE BELL GO YET?!”

“Great I got the wrong books.”

“Nooooooo it’s Arabic”

“Finally, it’s time to go home!”

“Let’s find food and watch Friends!!!”

“Oops I have homework, let me just finish thaaaat.” *back to bingeing*

“Ugh, I’m hungry again.”

“Have any bloggers written anything new? Ooh, good inspiration.”

“Crap, I need to write another blog post now.”

”Can I sleep now? YEEEEEah; here I come blanket!”

This is literally my life described in *goes back to count* 12 questions and statements. And I think there could be loads of variations on these kinds of blog posts!

Can you relate to any of these? If you write a post like this please comment below because I’d really love to check it out!

XO Hreem