(I know this pic is completely irrelevant lol but it’s the only nice one I can find. Think of the road as symbolism for the year ahead )
it is the end of 2020??? whattt???
this year has obviously been absolutely crazy for everyone and I highly doubt anybody will forget it lol.
so this post is basically me looking back on the good things that have happened instead of the *very obvious* bad stuff … yeah that’s really it. I barely took any pictures because firstly, there wasn’t a ton of exciting moments and secondly, I forgot 😋.
SO let’s begin listing the good things:
I got to spend lots of time doing things I love because we had to stay home.
I hung out with my friends back in Feb and it was so much funnn.
I think I grew a bit as a person?? Like I feel like I’ve changed to become more like how I want to be.
A bunch of singers I love released new music and I also found new artists I like heheh.
International day: the last big gathering lol and I had so much fun with my friends.
I started a bunch of things that I’d always been too nervous to do!
Aaaand that’s all haha sorry. My mind literally went blank when I was thinking of these.
To anybody who feels weird like they haven’t accomplished anything today and has seen other people’s posts on all the great things that have happened: it’s okay!! 2020 was honestly a hard year and the fact that you were strong enough to go through it is great.
If you made it to the end of my post thank you so so much for reading and have a happy new year!! I hope the next one is much better for you.
Let me know some good things that happened to you this year💛 let’s start off the new year wellll 😊
I hope you’re all doing great and enjoying the start of the holidays (if they’ve started for you yet).
I am aware that I’m here with another Taylor Swift album review just around 4 months after the last one but IT’S NOT MY FAULT! I blame Taylor for releasing another amazing album so fast.
Lol the only thing I’m upset about is that I was planning to talk about Little Mix’s album ‘Confetti’ and I already wrote most of the post but then came evermore and I just … I couldn’t not. If you guys wouldn’t mind/would be interested in a post about Confetti do let me know cause I really love that album, it’s in my top 5 of the albums released this year.
So yeah, onto evermore.
Taylor decided to once again drop a surprise album less than 5 months after the last one (folklore). evermore and folklore are sister albums so the sound is almost the same and the songs are still written as if you’re telling a story. But evermore sounds a bit more mature to me and the production sounds a lot more magical while folklore sounded more melancholy. The topics of the songs are really interesting too, like a rejected proposal, a murder mystery and a song about her grandmother.
It’s just such a good album and ohmygosh the lyrics, the lyricssss. The lyrics are heaven sent and that’s all I can say. Plus the fact that this album was made in around 4 months??? and it’s a masterpiece??
Now here are my top 5 lyrics and my current ranking of the songs. Super hard to decide by the way.
You had a speech, you’re speechless. Loved slipped beyond your reaches. And I couldn’t give a reason. – champagne problems
I don’t like that falling feels like flying till the bone crush. – gold rush (I HAVE BEEN OBSESSED WITH THIS LYRIC SINCE THE SECOND I HEARD IT, incase you were wondering ☺️)
I know my love should be celebrated but you tolerate it AND I made you my temple, my mural, my sky. Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life. – tolerate it
Don’t treat me like some situation that needs to be handled. I’m fine with my spite and my tears and my beers and my candles. – closure
Finally, here is my ranking of the songs which has changed *so much* since my first listen.
no body, no crime
long story short
’tis the damn season
cowboy like me
Now actually tada lol. There it is.
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you made it this far you deserve a round of applause *cue the applause*.
Have you listened to evermore? What are your thoughts and which songs do you like or dislike? Do comment because I’d love to chat!
I’m so sorry I didn’t post in over a month but school started and stuff so I got busy and then I was so sure that I posted something but then checked back to realise that I didn’t so that really was disappointing.
Anywayyyss, about a month ago the super amazing Jasmin kinda tagged me to do the ‘my favourite things tag’ and it’s pretty cool so I’m excited ☺️
Thank and link back to the person’s blog who tagged you! Thank you so much Jasmin for tagging me! Tags are always super fun to read so I’m happy I get to do one.
Thank and link back to the person’s blog who started the tag!
Thank you to Beth for creating this very cute tag! It’s such a cool idea
Write about eight of your favorite things in your post!
Add at least 2 pictures or gifs in your post that is related to your favorite things.
Tag eight people at least! (If you don’t know eight blogs to tag just tag as many as you can)
Put the eight rules in your blog post!
Include the picture above for the beginning of your post!
*disclaimer: most of these pictures do not belong to me*
I think by now basically everyone knows that I love music with my whole heartttt 💖 . Listening to music, playing it, making it, all of it is just so magical ahh. It is one of the most amazing things ever and you can go ahead and fight me on that heh.
2. Friends and Family
Hanging out and talking to family and friends is so much fun too. The best thing is when you all laugh so hard that you can’t breathe or talk and anything anyone does just makes it more funny. Even when we started online school, me and my friends have zoomed many times and literally even watched a movie together on video call. It took ages to set up but it was fun anyways sooo.
It’s nearly autumnnnnn ahhhhhh. Apparently autumn *officially* starts on September 22 this year so that’s on Tuesday yay. It’s in my opinion the best season because it’s so cosy and not too hot but not too cold. I’m probably going to write a whole post about autumn soon so be ready for that.
4. Pretty Things
This is the weirdest thing on my list because it really makes no sense. I just love like pretty necklaces, places, people, dresses??? You deserve a round of applause if you understand me because I made no effort to explain it.
5. Taking Photos
I always take a bunch of pictures and videos when I’m with my friends or family and then they’re like “Hreem stop taking so many pictures”. But then the same people beg me to send all the stuff to them a couple months later. Really love that. I also have a really cool polaroid camera (not the instax ones, the polaroid originals ones that are bigger and look kinda similar to the old cameras) and it’s such a rush taking one of those and then waiting for it to develop. It’s just been lying around for the past 6 months because of the lack of cool things happening 😦
6. Baking & Cooking
Me and my mom always bake stuff like cupcakes and cookies and stuff which do turn out weird sometimes but majority of the time they’re so goood. I also like to cook and help my mom make stuff but I’m not as skilled at it so I do it a bit less. Basically anything involving food is perfect.
Flowers are so pretttyyyy. So I guess this should technically count as pretty things but I wanted to make a different point for it because like … flowers dude. We don’t actually have a wide range of flowers growing wehre I live because it’s way too hot so I have to settle for pictures of flowers instead. It’s ok, pinterest is close enough.
8. Reading & Writing
I’ve always loved reading stuff like books and poems but right now I don’t really have any new books to read which sucks. Comment any suggestions if you have! I also love writing things like my journal and (you’d never guess this) my blog! My three year blog-iversary is in like two months, wow.
So those are a few of my favourite things!
I hope you sang that to the tune of the song in your head. If not, what are you even doing? This was actually super fun so thank you Jasminnn!
I don’t think I can nominate 8 people to do this but I’ll see how many I can haha:
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.
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*
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.
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.
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*
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! 💖
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 link 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.
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. *cue stitches by shawn mendes*
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
I 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 me if you have done any of the above!!
I got the idea for this from one of my friends but basically I am going to share with you some quotes that I found on pinterest that I really liked or I found unique or motivational or anything like that. I hope you like them too ❤
This is a really great post because you can literally choose what makes you happy! And it’s not only huge things that make you smile, it can literally be anything. I mean, just yesterday I found out one of my friends liked some songs I recommended to her and that made me feel really nice for some reason.Get excited! For everything!
This quote kind of ties into the whole concept of ‘beauty come from within’, and that’s because it’s true. I mean, if you have a very pretty face people will be like “oh yeah she/he looked really great” but you’re just attractive/appealing to their eyes. If you treat others with kindness and love you’re appealing to their heart.
To me I guess this kinda means don’t only do things for other people, do things for yourself and then if other people see it that’s just a bonus. Remember, you are not measured by how people react to you.
I don’t know how to explain this very well but I just get it. Basically, just because someone has achieved something by now which you haven’t, it doesn’t mean you have failed. Set goals and achieve things without comparing it to how or when other people have done it.
You have seen your face your whole life so you are used to it and it all looks just normal to you. And as humans, the thing we like the most tends to be our newest thing so naturally your face might not look amazing to you but to someone who’s never seen you before you could look very beautiful.
This quote doesn’t just apply to looks, it applies to everything. Like, if you love to dance and you see someone who dances really great, that does not mean that you aren’t good.
I saved my favourite one for last!! Just because you have fears and doubts it does not mean that you aren’t fearless. Fearless is having lots of doubts and being really nervous but still jumping in spite of all of it. ♥️♥️♥️
Today’s post is basically about being happy so PLEASE DON’T STOP READING. I think this is pretty important you can leave right after reading this but I do want you to read until the end.
Everyday you should do atleast one thing that makes you happy and talk to one person that makes you smile. For example play your favourite instrument or your favourite sport, use your brand new paints and paint something even though it may not end up looking perfect, wear the clothes that you usually save for special occassions or literally just put your favourite artist on shuffle and dance around your room. Do something everyday that is just for you and isn’t to please anybody else; you can be a little bit selfish for your own happiness. Then talk to your best friend, your parents, your sibling, your boyfriend/girlfriend or even your crush honestly. Anyone who makes you smile and laugh.
Secondly, forgive yourself for making mistakes. It isn’t possible for every single day to be perfect and every thing you do go well so don’t stress out over minor details! If you did bad-ish on a test, you spent your whole day just in bed, you said the wrong thing, you ate too much chocolate or you are just unable to do something for whatever reason. Tomorrow will be better and one or two little accidents are not the end of the world. Trust me, I know from experience.
*Kind of related, kind of not but still super important: Don’t let anyone, anyone, ANYONE make you feel bad about feeling. You have the right to get super excited about something even if it’s just something small. You have the right to be mad at somebody for breaking your trust or talking trash about you even if it wasn’t the worst insult ever. And if something hurt you enough to make you cry, you can cry as much as you want. Just because it didn’t upset them as much as it did to you it doesn’t mean that you are a “crybaby” or something.
The last thing I want you to remember is to make other people feel good about themselves too. That one day when you called somebody stupid or annoying, they could have been struggling with their own problems and just needed someone to be kind to them. Isn’t it so much more fun to make someone you like and care about laugh or smile and know that it’s because of something you did? Because I honestly think that’s one of the best feelings and it makes me happy too.I don’t know why you would get enjoyment out of making fun of someone or making them feel small. If you do feel that way, try making someone laugh or smile and I’m pretty sure it’s a much nicer feeling.
I know this was a pretty long post but I hope you liked it ❤
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 🙂
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!!