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

 

 

 

May Wrap-Up

A bit late?

Definitely.

Sorry about me, I just scheduled this post and then didn’t wonder for a while why my “post” wasn’t getting any likes. Yep.

SO………….. May was definitely a very busy month; mostly because of my exams but hey, who’s counting?

This year was the first year that I had ‘End Of Year Exams’ and it was extremely stressful. But now I’m really excited for my results, as I’m sure you guys are too!

Also this month I had that sleepover and really fun mini photoshoot which pictures I have previously shared with you guys. I love love LOVE them so much.

*Hreem thinks for 10 mins and then realizes how boring this month has been*

Now we can just have a nice, friendly chat about life. I did watch two great movies last month though; Overboard and The Kissing Booth (I’m sure all you girls with Netflix would have watched this!), The Kissing Booth was such an amazing movie, and you should go watch it right now if you haven’t already.

Next thing……… I cut my hair!

I didn’t cut it in May but I just had to add that in because I’ve been growing my hair and keeping it long for aaaaaaaages and I finally had the guts to cut off a bit. That and the cruel summer heat of Dubai, and summer is only getting started ☀️ How’s that working out for you guys by the way?

Anywhoo, check out the roundup in pictures because I’m adding some 🙂

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What was the highlight of your May?

XO Hreem

Exams Over! And How to Survive Them When They Return

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You heard it, no more exams! woohoo!

Obviously I have them next year, but for now, I’m done, finito! It’s like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders nd

So here are a few tips that really helped me:

Have a Schedule or Timetable

This helped me a lot and is great if you have many subjects that you can’t keep track of and also saves you time so you don’t have to worry about what to study next! I also gave myself little stars so by the end my calendar was covered by a constellation of stars ⭑

Reward Yourself

Whenever I finished a week’s worth of studying I treated myself to a little Pinkberry (yum!) or ice cream or something delicious just so there was something to look forward to.

Get Comfortable

You won’t learn anything if you don’t feel comfortable so go on, grab some cushions and scented candles; just make sure you don’t fall asleep…

Music

There are two options for this: listen to soft studying music (which distracts me) or you can do what I did and go on Ambient-Mixer and listen to some sounds like ‘Gryffindor common room’ (which I absolutely adore) and ‘rainy day’ and stuff just so it’s not too quiet 🙂

and finally…

DON’T STRESS

My science teacher is all about the meditation and peace so she always said “don’t get too stressed over work. If you can’t bear it, take a break, go to the park and take your dog for a walk. Stress just leads to more stress which is just unbearable.”

What studying tips helped you lately?

The Weekend

HOi, everyone!

How you doing?

I know, I know, I haven’t posted in ages. But I had already warned you that my exams are coming up at the end of the month and most of the times I won’t have time to write a blog post 😦

Anyways, this weekend my friends Mia and Yana came over for a sleepover and we had tons of fun so this is just a little summary!

 

So, the first thing we did after they came home and ate lunch, is going on Pinterest and finding some cool photo ideas for a mini photoshoot kind of thing. There were some awesome ideas like rainbow, glitter and sparklers and stuff.                                                      After that, we took some gorgeous pictures with some flowers and neon lights and I must say it was really was amusing!

Soon we watched some Friends while transferring and editing the photos we took, which btw, were AMAZING. For dinner, we ate some mouth-watering, homemade pizza and peri-peri fries and then watched ‘Flushed Away’. Not  my choice of movie 😂

And then my friends and I were chatting and playing games until about 3 am when we finally decided it was time to sleep. It was really fun! Here are some of the pictures we took (these are only mine):

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Do you have exams for the end of the year?

Blogging Pet Peeves

Goooood afternoon everyone!

How’s life?

I know I’m posting a lot less now but I’m starting to get a lot of homework and revision for the upcoming exams. So, unfortunately, you won’t get very frequent content for a while 😦

Anyway, here are a few things I dislike that some people do on their blog posts. I am in NO WAY trying to say that my blog is completely flawless, I am just expressing my opinion. If you might get offended then I recommend that you do not read this post.

Formatting on a Phone

Some people write or design their posts on a phone, which might be handy but not the best idea in terms of presentation. Maybe not everyone owns their own laptop or computer but they definitely have access to one, so it’s better to use a laptop/computer if you don’t want the presentation of your post to be all over the place.

Grammatical or Spelling Mistakes

This might be a teensy bit hypocritical, but whenever I’m reading a post and I find a random spelling or grammar mistake and I cringe sooooo bad. I didn’t want that for my posts so I got Grammarly, which I definitely recommend to people who often type a word wrong or structure a sentence wrong.

Bad Quality Pictures

I don’t know about anyone else but the picture quality is one of the main things I look at before following a blog because sometimes one picture can really represent your efforts. It’s really annoying when the picture is kind of grainy, not in focus, taken in the dark, taken with very bright light etc. etc. I know that my pictures aren’t that amazing either but I know I’m much better than when I started off.

Not Very Interactive

I love it when bloggers start off their blog posts like “Hey!” or “What’s Up!” or things like that at the beginning of the post and they go ” how’s your day going?” and other questions because it’s like they actually care. And then they put questions at the bottom and reply to every single comment. It annoys me when people don’t actually take the time to talk directly to their reader rather than an audience of people. I understand if they don’t have time to respond to all of the comments, but they could at least reply to a few.

That’s alllll!

Do you do any of these things? Be honest!

Top 2 Tuesday

IMG_2106.jpgHiiiii everyone!

So sorry for not posting in a whole WEEK! I have this huge lab report due and my week has been pretty shambolic so please excuse me because I have some great blog ideas coming up!

I haven’t ever tried or even thought about trying to do this but I saw it on a few blogs when I was running out of blog post ideas and thought that it would be a pretty fun idea!

So here it is, me writing about two things that I’m really loving at the moment; doesn’t just have to be beauty products!

 

Mentha Lip Shine

This isn’t a Bath & Body Works product but that’s where I got it from so yeeaaahh….. I love this so so much because it’s pretty glossy, has a nice flavour, moisturizes your lips a bit, and gives you a tingling sensation in your lips which feels pretty good. Another amazing thing about this product is that it was only 10 dirhams!!! ( approx $3 or 2 pounds/euros ) Also, the packaging is nice so I definitely recommend this lipgloss ♥️

Jordan’s Fruesli Bars

I’ve never actually reviewed a food item, but, well… there’s a first time for everything! Judging by the name you can probably tell that this is a fruit muesli bar but it actually tastes super delicious. I’m not sure how healthy it is but I like to have it as a snack every now and then! This also comes as a cereal with little fruits in it and it’s amazing. If you can get these in a supermarket or store somewhere near you, I definitely recommend you give it a go ♥️ ( yes I used a heart again 🙂 )

What product are you currently in love with?

 

 

Redfest Dxb 2018 ❣️

Hey everyone!!!

Yesterday I went to Redfest Dxb day 2 and it was so much fun! I was in the Redpit (the closest to the stage) with three of my friends and it was literally the best because I got to take a picture with Bebe Rexha! Also, VirginRadioDxb posted a picture of me taking a selfie with her so I guess I’m pretty famous now.

The artists that came (that I watched) were:

  • Craig David
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Marshmello
  • Ke$ha

Here are a few thoughts and pictures:

1. Craig David

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Obviously, this picture is very bad quality because … ya idk why. Aside from that, his performance was very good and he performed some of his own songs and a few covers; the covers didn’t sound like the normal songs though, they were unique. My favourite was when he performed <<I Know You>> because he sounded exactly like he does on the radio, but I’m sure he’s not lip-syncing.

2. Bebe Rexha

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Firstly, I really liked her huge, puffy jacket thing because it looks adorable and really comfy, she must have been sweating buckets though! Her performance was amazing and I luckily caught a few good shots which you can see above ↑↑↑ The only thing was that she didn’t sing The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) and I Got You.

3. Marshmello

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I couldn’t get any good pictures of Marshmello because he was all the way at the back of the stage so I borrowed one from their official Instagram page. His part was for 1 1/2 hours which was longer than the others and it was the most fun because he played my favourite song ( <<Wolves>> ). Also, my friends and I were dancing to his beat drops the whole time which was tiring but super fun.

4. Ke$ha

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I must say that I didn’t enjoy Ke$ha’s part of the show too much as she didn’t sing any of the songs I knew/liked and she swore a LOT. That’s all I’ve got to say because I left halfway through her shift, sorry!

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Which is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Embracing Hygge

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Hygge? What the heck is that?! English, please!

Yes, I know, that is probably what most of you are thinking while reading this. Or, some of you may already know what ‘hygge’ is, if you do, you might want to skip the explanation and go straight to the post↓

For those of you who don’t know what hygge is, let me tell you:

Hygge ( pronounced hue-gah ) is a Danish word. It doesn’t translate into one word but means “cozy” or “special”, basically to enjoy life’s pleasures. You may not have heard it but you’ve definitely experienced it, everyone has. Cool right! This is one interesting thing that the Danish people have invented (aside from their pastries of course♥️).

I may be a bit late for this because winter is actually the season of coziness but it’s still winter so… here are some ways to channel them hygge vibes…

Comfy Clothes

I’m sure we all have this one pair of clothes that we’d never wear outside even though they’re suuuuuper comfortable; time to get those clothes out now!

Dim Lighting

No-one really wants that much light in this season, it’s more of a calm light. For this, I always use fairy lights because they are just the coziest feeling thing EVER! Just put up a few fairy lights on the sofa or around your bed and you’re all set.

Light ‘Dem Candles

Scented candles are basically the best because you get warm-toned light and the awesome smells.

Hot Chocolate

This is a personal preference thing but I feel like hot chocolate is the most wintery food or drink out there. Also, it’s really warm and delicious!

Read a Book

As you have learnt in school, reading is great for your mind – not including reading twitter, Instagram, Facebook or any other kind of social media – and it is really great when you find the perfect book. So I think you should probably go scavenge for your perfect book now.

Put That Phone DOWN

One thing that all of us do is check our phones for any life updates; your life is here, enjoy the present and not just the phone screen.

Have a Warm Bath

Ooooohhh LUSH! Yes, this is defo the best time to pull out my huge basket of Lush bath bombs (heaven). I recently used the Lava Lamp bath bomb and it smells amazing. Expect quite a few reviews (;

Wrap Up Like a Burrito

Now the only thing that could possibly make this better is to snuggle up in a-million-and-one blankets while doing all of the above; good luck with that!

How else do you like to wind down?