Things My Friends Do That I Like :)

Hello everybodyyyy

How are you doinggg? Hope you had a Happy Holi if you celebrate (I did celebrate, it was so much fun. Except my scalp is still pink but oh well)

Ages ago one of my friends did this cute thing where she wrote down ‘things her friends do that she likes’ and I thought it was very sweet so here is me doing it on my blog for a few of my best friends.

Noelle

  • calls people by cute nicknames (e.g. lovie)
  • what a feeling by one direction is literally our song
  • can talk to her about anything and she gives great advice
  • her taste in music is so versatile
  • always makes me laugh even over text

Netra

  • loves analysing and really understanding people
  • super observant, she notices like the tiniest things
  • practically adopted this cat that keeps visiting her house
  • eats anything and everything (also smarties that have fallen on the floor)
  • does whatever she wants/ makes her happy

Simran

  • sends us a picture every time she gets her nails done
  • always giving hugs and playing with your hair
  • does her eyeliner so nicely
  • has a necklace she made with the name of her favourite book character (idk where it’s gone but she wore it for a long time)
  • is always so herself

Misha

  • gets so excited whenever she sees a dog and shows pictures of her dog at every opportunity
  • her laugh is a very cute giggle
  • always calls me hreemy
  • gives the best motivational speeches
  • her perfume is really strong I always smell it on my clothes after hugging her ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Yana

  • can easily become friends with anybody ever
  • if she ever puts on nail polish it ends up taking an hour and then she takes it off and tells me about it afterwards
  • makes the most unique acronyms while we study for business and biology
  • acts and looks like the main character in school
  • her spontaneity and ability to do anything at any time

Varshitaa

  • makes new little chains for her phone case like every two weeks
  • is now besties with our math teacher and they talk about mani pedis
  • wears double masks ๐Ÿ˜ญ (because her mom told her to but still)
  • we attempt to have full conversations in French for no reason
  • once wrote me a 10-point list of reasons why she is โ€œa material gworlโ€

Aaand that’s the post.

I hope you liked it! Took SO much time not gonna lie it’s hard to come up with stuff on the spot but I like the end result lol.

Comment stuff about your friends, family or even yourself (self love guys) that you like or just chat because I always love your comments ๐Ÿ˜Š Ooh which one of my friends do you think you relate to most or find the most interesting??

Song recommendation of the post: ICU by Phoebe Bridgers is my FAVOURITE song of hers and maybe one of my favourite songs of all time, it’s just that good. I love love love the feeling of the song and the production and the way it builds up then calms down then builds up then calms down then explodes with that amazing guitar and whatever amazing chord she decided to add into the song ๐Ÿ˜ซ Also the lyrics. I mean “if you’re a work of art I’m standing too close I can see the brushstrokes”??? Insanity!!! In conclusion, listen to the song because I’m IN LOVE with it.

Love, Hreemy xx

Let’s Talk About Fangirls

Hello guysss

how have you been??

I’ve just been super busy and tired which is annoying.
Last we had our Personal Project exhibition in school and it was pretty fun because my board was next to most of my friends so we were just chatting and laughing most of the time but it was also extremely exhausting so there’s that.

Anyways, quickly moving on to the topic of today’s post because it’s something I’ve been noticing a lot recently:

โœจfangirlsโœจ

If you’re following my blog and are interested in the stuff I post, I’d say you are most likely also a girl, probably a teenager, and probably a fan of something or someone because I know I am. And if you’ve ever expressed this admiration you have in front of other people you’ve most likely been made fun of for it at least a little bit or been called a “fangirl” in a derogatory way.

For some reason, society loves to hate on girls or women who express their love for…anything really. If a girl goes out of their way to do something for a person, band, book or whatever that they love, or if they express any emotions towards this thing, they are immediately dismissed as obsessive. I mean, I remember One Direction fans being hardcore bullied way back when just for liking a group of five teenage-ish boys? Oh and when people got upset about Zayn leaving or the guys taking a break, the entire internet labelled them as overdramatic and moved on. That doesn’t sit right with me because majority of the people that had something to say were full grown adults like dude let children live and enjoy what they want please and thank you ๐Ÿ˜.

What makes all of this even funnier and more interesting is the fact that sports fans get away with the same behaviour – if not much worse – without any criticism. Sports has generally been seen as a more “masculine” thing, especially before (obviously I don’t immediately associate sports with guys, I just mean in terms of history and the fact that all sports used to be male-dominated) and that suddenly seems to make things okay. Like 15-year-old girls who cry at their favourite artists’ concerts because they’re just overwhelmed with emotion (which I’d say is very sweet) and do no harm to anybody are “hysterical” and “crazy” but screaming and swearing at a sports event just shows that you are “dedicated” and “passionate”. Make it make sense.

There are adult men out there throwing a whole tantrum, vandalising property and literally harming people because their sports team lost and the other team was obviously cheating it was so rigged!!!!!!! but people point fingers at teenagers getting excited about seeing BTS live. Cute.

So yep, those are my thoughts on this topic and I had so much more to say but we can save that for another post.

Let me know your thoughts on what I said. Do you agree? Do you disagree?? I love to read your comments so please leave one ๐Ÿ˜Š

See you next timeeee

Song recommendation of the post: Feels Like by Gracie Abrams came out a few months ago I think and at first I just thought it was like an okay song but I started listening to it more and now I love ittt. I feel like the melody is so nice and her voice is so pretty. I’ve listened to it more than any other song this year so check it out and let me know what you think!!

Love,

Hreemy xx

Goodbye 2021 โœจ

Hellooo

Happy new year!!!

Maybe 18 days too late but I have a valid reason and that is that I had my mock exams immediately after winter break so I had to just study for a while. I mean I could have written about price elasticity or the process of aerobic respiration or something but I doubt you guys would be interested so … I didn’t.

Anyways, the point is, it’s 2022 now! 2021 was definitely a very interesting year which means it kind of sucked but also had some great moments here and there; a huge combination of things. So this post a very short one where I talk about some highlights and maybe some things I learnt in 2021?

  • Improved a ton in my singing and guitar playing because I was pretty much always at home for the first 8 months
  • Journaled a lot more which I always forget to do (finished 1 and a half notebooks for the first time wow)
  • Came first place in my school’s talent show! The show actually happened in 2020 but I only found out I won in 2021 so it counts.
  • Grew my blog a lot more (hit 200 followerssss) and finally got around to and figured out how to change the way my blog looks. I love the redesign a million times more than the old theme.
  • Hung out with my cousin a ton before she left for uni ๐Ÿฅฒ
  • After finally returning to school in person I realised that doing school online for a full year was terrible and I was not enjoying it as much as I thought I was (seriously why did I think I was vibing at home)
  • Started learning to play the electric guitar which is SO COOL! Also got my own electric which looks and sounds amazing I’m still obsessing over it
  • It rained a ton on new year’s eve and I had been waiting all year for that
  • Started becoming more confident
  • And lastly, one of the best parts of 2021 was making a new friend group :))))) Only one of them is actually a new friend (hi Misha if you’re reading this, which you should be) and the others I’ve known for quite a while actually but yes the combination of people is new and they’re very fun. so yep, definitely a highlight.

aand that’s everything

I mean there’s probably more but nothing else is coming to mind at the moment so I think I can leave it here.

how was your 2021? what were some of the highlights for you? as always, talk to me about those questions or literally anything else in the comments, I love to chat.

Song rec. of the post: Babe by Taylor Swift. THIS SONG has been on repeat since it came out, it is so catchy. Even my mom loves it which is slightly irrelevant but I think it’s necessary to mention. Oh and don’t even get me started on the bridge of the song ๐Ÿ˜ซ. Point is, listen to it and let me know what you think.

Love, Hreem xx

Another Photo Dump

hello everybody!!

it’s the lovely month of November now and has been for a while but oops

the past few months have felt chaotic to me because we’re going out a lot more (going to school and stuff) but it’s been oddly fun and time FLEW.

omg and RED (TAYLOR’S VERSION) RELEASES TOMORROW!! ALL TOO WELL TEN MINUTE VERSION!! I cannot wait ๐Ÿ˜ซ If you’ve been following me for a while you should already know what’s coming next… (Red album review of course). Between Us by Little Mix also releases tomorrow so it’s definitely gonna be a good day.

In honour of finally having a reason to take pictures again but not having anywhere to put them, I decided to do another photo dump โ˜บ๏ธ I love making photo dumps and also seeing photo dumps on other people’s blogs because it’s a nice way to see your blogger friends in real life lol. Like we all just know each other through writing; isn’t that so cool but also strange but also awesome??

Anyways yes here’s … chic life through my lens?

He apparently had no idea who One Direction is and just randomly found this bag in his house. I played him some songs and he now loves Drag Me Down โ˜บ๏ธ Character development.
my room looking vibey
hi jaanvi
my birthdayyyy โค hi misha, maia, yana, simran, and netra

my last photo dump feels like forever ago but it was only the end of April wow. Time flies.

update me on how your life is going right now! how’s school? how are your friends? how are your hobbies? anything you’re currently looking forward to?? let me know!!!

Song recommendation of the post: The Kids Are All Dying by Finneas. The songwriting of this song is just so good like all of Finneas’ songs but I’ve honestly never heard another song like this one. It’s so ironic and critical or criticism and accepting of criticism and just funny at some parts. His entire new album is amazing but this song in particular I’m just obsessed with at the moment.

Love, Hreem xx

It’s My Birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ

hello everyone…

it’s my birthdayy!!!

I am now SIXTEEN which is strange because I literally still feel thirteen. I’m much cooler than I was at thirteen though, at least there’s that.

I obviously had school today and that is something I never thought I’d be grateful for (having school on a weekday I mean) but after celebrating basically by myself last year because of the pandemic, I’m very glad to be with my friends.

I actually had so much fun though because I brought donuts to school for me and my friends to share and we just laughed and had so much fun. I later also went for dinner with my family so all in all a pretty great birthday ๐Ÿฅณ

ALSO!!! My parents told me that they were going to take me to a Harry Styles concert for my birthday???? They were like fully serious about it but then idk what happened and they ended up having to cancel ๐Ÿ˜ญ Oh well. It’s the thought that counts so yeah still quite happy. Maybe someday I’ll get to go…

Fun fact: Last year I randomly developed a fear of growing up (๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ถ) which meant that for the past few months I was actually kinda dreading my birthday and I completely ignored anyone who talked about it or acknowledged the fact that I was turning sixteen (sorry guys). But like a month or two ago I saw this post that said something like “growing up is a privilege” and that somehow shifted my entire mindset?? Like yeah that’s very true and also might as well enjoy it since there’s absolutely no way to avoid it.

Anywaysss I’m going to go and enjoy the rest of my day so I hope you have an amazing day as well!! Thanks for reading and celebrating my ‘sweet sixteen’ with me *in spirit* โ˜บ๏ธ

COMMENT YOUR BIRTHDAY AS WELL PLEASE I’M INTRIGUED.

Song rec. of the post: Steal My Girl by One Direction solely because of that one lyric at the start that goes “she be my queen since we were sixteen”. Yes. I’m a bit annoying like that.

Loveeeee, Hreem xx

“You never know what someone might be going through”…so?

“You never know what someone is going through. Always be kind.”

I’m sure we’ve all heard some variation of that quote, right?

Like I know growing up I’ve heard and read many people say stuff like “ohh be a kind person. don’t bully anyone because they might already be fighting their own battle”.

And obviously it’s a great sentiment because it’s great to be a considerate person and to be kind to someone because they might have other things in their lives that are not as kind.

But honestly, who cares if someone is going through something? Why should that matter?

How about we just be nice because … it’s nice to make people feel nice?? Literally what’s the point in being mean. It makes no sense. Maybe the person is living the life and vibing and super happy and all that jazz without a single worry in their life, or maybe they hate everything. Either way lets just be kinder people ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž.

SO yep a random topic that I wanted to rant about because why not.

In honour of this uncalled for post, let’s all do something kind today. Maybe compliment someone, maybe give them a hug, maybe do something nice for them, maybe spend time with someone you don’t usually make time for or maybe give someone a random little gift (me being lazy and listing the five love languages). Or just make them laugh, whatever you want. Just be kind besties because kindness is nice ๐Ÿ˜‰ (that includes being kind to yourself, remember that)

Give me a life update in the comments!! I don’t care if we’ve never talked before, tell me the best thing that happened to you lately. How’s school/ college? Did my title trick you for a sec? How is your friend situation going at the moment? What is something you’re looking forward to? What act of kindness are you planning to do?? Tell me pleaaaase I’m bored.

Song rec. of the post: in your wiiiildest dreeeeams ahaahahhhhhhhh โ˜๏ธโœจ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ 1989 era is on it’s way guyss. Idk if we’re crying for Red or dancing for 1989 so maybe a combination?

All the loveeee, Hreem xxxx

Taking Care of Curly Hair

*look at that title, I’m a songwriter ayyyy*

Hellooo super cool person reading this post.

Tomorrow is my first day of year 11 ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

There are so many different thoughts going through my mind right now and it’s really a combination of “omg I’m in year 11 I’m practically an adult”, “ew I really don’t want to be an adult”, and “ugh I actually have to wake up early and physically go to school every day, how on earth did I do that before???”.

I’m also still processing the fact that August passed by so fast?? (august slipped away into a moment in time, cause it was never mineeeee. I listened to august while taking my dog on a walk yesterday evening and wow it was really an experience. it’s such a great ‘lonely summer evening’ song. I actually passed by my school while listening and was just like ๐Ÿ˜). Oh well, at least this summer was better than last summer, for me at least. I don’t remember doing a single thing last summer, like at all.

Anyways, moving on to the actual topic of the post.

I always used to have wavy-ish hair as a child and I didn’t really mind that. But when I was around 12 to 13 years old my hair started growing curly and I was “WHAT is this”. I was very annoyed because at that time I was hoping my hair would become dead straight like most of the people I knew and instead my hair just decided to go in the totally opposite direction. I remember searching it up to see if it would go back to normal once I was done being a teenager and cried when I saw like a dozen blog posts of women talking about how they decided to just love their curly hair instead of trying to straighten it. Yeah I was not having a great time.

Here I am now as a nearly 16 year old who doesn’t search up “heatless hair straightening tutorial” on YouTube anymore. *cue the applause ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰* I know, I know, character development. I now like my curly hair (I mean the front half of my hair is curly and then the back half is straight but I have zero control over that so I’m just going to accept it) and for a while have been trying to find out how to take care of it properly.
So here are some tips that I found on the internet or other curly-haired people told me about. I don’t implement all of the tips every single time but I do try, it’s just a lot of effort ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Also I’m not a professional so yeah don’t quote me on any of this please I’m just a 15 year old child.

Okay here we go:

  • DON’T brush your hair when it’s dry: Curly hair is quite delicate so brushing curly hair while dry will cause a lot of breakage and destroy your curls. Plus you know how frizzy your hair gets. Instead you should…
  • Comb your hair in the shower: I always comb my hair with a wide toothed comb after having applied conditioner because I feel like it helps the comb glide through the hair a little bit better. It also helps to spread the conditioner.
  • Use a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel to dry: The texture of towels makes your hair weaker and more dry so it’s a lot more beneficial to use a cotton t-shirt or a microfiber towel, those are good as well.
  • Apply a curl cream after washing: I still don’t use curl cream because I just CAN’T FIND A GOOD ONE (recommendations are much appreciated) but everyone I know has told me to get one so I think you should too. Curl creams condition and moisturize your hair so they allow the curls to stay pretty and stay longer.
  • Use a silk pillowcase when sleeping: Cotton pillowcases apparently absorb the moisture from your hair, once again leaving it dry, brittle and frizzy. Also, the cotton fibers can tug on your hair and cause friction. I started using a silk pillowcase a few months ago and honestly my hair has been softer and less frizzy, HONESTLY. Silk pillowcases are also supposed to be better for your skin so that’s pretty awesome.
  • Wash hair 1-3 times a week: I think each point I mention basically has the same effect; shampooing your hair very often can dry it out and therefore ruin your lovely curls. I usually wash my hair once or twice a week because of this point and also because it’s such a hassle to wash my hair, gosh. My arm muscles should be much stronger at this point.
  • Curly girl method: The final point is the curly girl method. I personally haven’t tried this out because … I don’t know. But my cousin has really curly hair and she said the method worked out pretty well for her. Her curls look great so I can offer that if you don’t believe her. The method might not work for everyone and you will most likely have to modify a few things as you go along but I’ve mainly heard good things soooo. If anybody has tried this method PLEASE comment and let me know if you liked it or not.

Aaaand that’s all the tips I have for this post. There aren’t very many but they’re pretty useful.

If you have any other advice or some more tips for me to add to the post, let me know in the comments! I really do need more tips lol. Even if you don’t have curly hair, just talk to me about anything at all. What kind of hair do you have? Do you like it? What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever gotten?

Song recommendation of the post: Something In The Water by Boys World is such an amazing, summery and vibey pop song, LISTEN TO IT. I wish they would’ve released it at the beginning of the summer because I could’ve listened to it more but I can handle it. Go listen now and let me know what you think of it!! ๐Ÿ’™

Love, Hreem xx

Dear Future Me…

hey guyss!

*a literal 5 minute pause where I try to think of what to write because what on Earth are you meant to write in an introduction?? my mind has gone BLANK*

how are you doing?? well, hopefully โ˜บ๏ธ

recently me, my cousins (hi Anushka and Jaanvi if you’re reading) and my aunt were talking about how we think we’re going to be in the future and what we’re going to do. So I was like hahah we should write this down somewhere and then look at it in 5 years and see what’s changed. And THEN I remembered a lovely website called futureme.org where you write yourself an email and then choose a date for you to receive that email. if that makes any sense.

Basically, first you write a letter to yourself talking about anything you want. Then you pick when you want to receive this email (it could be a certain amount of years or even a specific date) and send the email. The email will then be sent to you on the date you chose and you have no way of reading it before the specified date. That’s pretty great because I know I’d get a little curious and impatient and try to read a bit before I’m supposed to actually get the email oops.

so yeah we ended making predictions about how we thought we’d be in five years and whether we’re still doing certain things we do now (e.g. I wrote that I’d better be still blogging or else I’m throwing hands ๐Ÿ˜ค) and it was extremely fun.

I’ve actually written two other emails on that website. One I wrote I think 2-3 years ago that I’m going to get on my 18th birthday (I don’t even remember a single thing that I wrote in that lol I’m so curious) and another one me and my friends Simmy and Maia wrote together in school once that we’re supposed to get when we graduate school (yikes but also yay).

To the person reading this, I want you to go to that website now and write yourself a letter.

It can be as long or short as you want and you can receive in in 10 years or a week (a week would be pretty pointless but you do you bestie). Just do it because it’s honestly so much fun and you can write about anything in the world because you’re the only one who’s going to see it. Plus imagine how fun it would be when you wake up 5 years later to see an email from yourself. It sounds pretty great doesn’t it? yeah it does.

This website could also be an amazing way to manifest what you want because you can basically script. (if you don’t get what any of that means, here’s a short video you can watch). I hope I explain this well ๐Ÿ˜ซ:

So you can choose a date in 1 year and think of all the things you want to have by then. e.g. more friends, better grades, have travelled somewhere etc.
Then, pretend to be you in one year and write a letter to your friend or past self or really anywhere you want and talk about all of these things like you already have them.
For example you could be like:

Dear 15-year-old me,

hey it’s 18 year old Hreem and you won’t believe all the things that have happened! I finally went to a Taylor Swift concert and it was the best experience of my life!!! It was like a dream and I went with five of my new best friends โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ…

I’m sure you get the idea. I really do want to go to a T Swizzle concert tho.

Just talk about it in so much detail as if you really have everything you want and then just send it and forget about it and it could happen! I suggest you watch more youtube videos on that for a better explanation because obviously I’m not an expert, even though I seem like one ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜Œ

aaand that’s all for this post. I hope you liked it and that it inspired you to go write (do it now, do it do it gooo).

Talk to me in the comments about if you have done this before or literally anything at all!

Has anything interesting happened in your life recently? What did you dream about last night? What’s the last movie you watched and did you like it?

Lotsss of love,

Hreem xx

It’s brutal out here

hey everyoneee!!

this is a very tiny post because my end of year exams start tomorrow and I’m very stressed ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

I also have to go to school to take them which freaks me out because I haven’t physically been to school like at all, yeah. all my social skills (not that I had many to begin with if I’m being honest) are GONE and I can’t stand the thought of actually having to walk into my classroom for the first time this year knowing everyone else already has like met and stuff but I’m like the random girl there.

Can you tell I’m introverted and insecure?

ALSO GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO HAS THEIR EXAMS!!!!

We’re all gonna celebrate when they’re over (I definitely am, not sure how but in some way I have to)

so yeah I’ll see you guys next week when I finally (๐Ÿ™„) get around to doing the Q&A post that is like a month overdue already.

Oh well.

Love & luck,

Hreeemyyyyy