Buddy the Pug

This week’s photo challenge topic is ‘Beloved’.                                                                              So obviously, I used a picture of my dog I found from a while ago.

His name is Buddy and he is a Pug. He is also just about the cutest thing ever but I’m pretty sure you got that figured out by now 😋 We’ve had Buddy for just a few years but he’s part of our family and he does some very hilarious and stupid things which make us all laugh.Beloved WPC

He does things like:

Roll in our rangoli (as seen above)                                                                                                    Roll on carpets                                                                                                                                Bark at balloons and cherries

The list could go on for a while so I’m afraid that’s the end!

Who else is excited that Zoella’s making her blog daily again?

 

via Photo Challenge: Beloved

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?

 

 

French & Swiss Haul

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Bonjour peeps!

First bloggy blog post since 2018 started heyyyyy! Now I’m going to start posting on Thursdays and Mondays, hopefully, I can do it. So as you may know, I’ve been on holiday for about a week and it was such a fabulous break. I went to:

  • Chamonix, Mont Blanc    (🇫🇷)
  • Evian-Les-Bains                (🇫🇷)
  • Geneva                               (🇨🇭)

DISCLAIMER: This post is by no means meant to show off or brag about anything. If you don’t like these kinds of posts, please skip over and maybe read one of my other blog posts you might enjoy.

 

A Rose Quartz Necklace

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This is a really pretty necklace that I got from Chamonix. Since crystals are in their culture I thought it would be almost illegal not to buy a necklace! Apparently, this one is great with situations which require creativity and the written word (my blog!). 

 

A Crystal Soap

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Don’t worry, I’m not addicted or anything! It’s just that this was too pretty and smelt way to good to pass. Where would I find this anywhere else anyway?

 

A ‘Merci Handy’ Refreshing Face Mist

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I was actually not going to get this but then I saw that it was half price and relatively cheap. “ The art of mind changing discounts “. After testing, I felt that this spray really freshens your face when you just woke up or are sleepy; it’s pretty good.

 

2 Pandora Bracelet Charms

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Holld Uup! Only one of these is mine, the snowman. The gingerbread is actually my mom’s but we decided to rotate once in a while so … yeah. They’re both really cute and you can’t get them here so we got a little souvenir. ⛄️

and now…last but not least…

 

Moonlight (perfume) by Ariana Grande

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Technically my mom bought this for me because she wanted to get it for my B-day but it wasn’t available anywhere in Dubai. Not even Souq or Desertcart. Say whhaaa? Yes. They are both like Amazon but for the UAE. 

 

And that is the end of my haul! Please comment down below (is this youtube or what) if you would like me to do a review of any of these things, also any blog posts you would like me to attempt.

 

Fav. beauty products atm?

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Aaaas you may know from a previous post, I have decided to try out the ‘Weekly Photo Challenge’. Seems pretty interesting so, yeah!

This week’s topic: GROWTH

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This photo links to growth for me because there are ideas growing, sprouting and becoming bigger and better. Also, the pictures in the background add a touch of people and nature growing because it’s as the time passes by. It may be a weird interpretation of the topic, but hey, that’s me !

 

Have you started anything new this year?

Eating at Bianca Mozzarella & Co

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Soooo…

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.

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What’s your favourite Italian dish?

Lush Haul!

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Soo…

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.

Snow Fairy

‘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.

Sugar Daddy-O

‘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 absoluterose 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?

🎅🏼What I Got For Secret Santa

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As you know….. one of the best things about the last week of school is Secret Santa! It’s just great fun to give someone else a gift and get a gift from someone as a secret.  Now that I re-read that I realise that that’s precisely what you’re supposed to do on Christmas.

Well, never mind, that’s the point, isn’t it? So… we did our Secret Santa early because we had a free lesson and I found out that Milla was my Secret Santa while I was hers! Funny, the odds are like one in … a … um … err … a lot. Yeah.

If I do say so myself, I really love the present as it’s almost exactly what I wanted. Milla gave me an adorable magnet, purple fairy lights, and a gorgeous rose-gold, glittery, A6 journal. The sides of the pages of the journal are a shiny rose-gold colour that is beoyootiful.  I was thinking of starting a bullet journal, so I now have everything I need. Cute journal? Check!

 

Have you received your Secret Santa gifts yet? If yes, what did you get?

Christmas Tag 🎄

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I’ve been looking for the right moment to post this post, the time when I have no time and no ideas. Great timing! I think `The Christmas Tag ‘ is a great post because it’s really festive and entertaining to write. I’ve included the questions I used at the bottom.

Enjoy!

What is Your Favourite Christmas Movie(s)?

My favourite Christmas movie would probably have to be ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’. I’m not sure why, but I’ve loved it since I was about 7.

What Tops Your Tree?

A golden, sparkly star. It’s really small but I don’t focus on the top as much as I do for the ornaments.

Have You Ever Had a White Christmas?

Nope. Personally, I prefer green because that’s pretty much how Christmas has always been.

Favourite Christmas Song(s)?

Last Christmas by Ariana Grande. You can also check out Favourite Christmas Songs (selfless self-promo yessss).

Is Your Tree Real or Fake?

Fake. I’ve never actually had a real one 😂

Favourite Christmas Sweet/Chocolate?

Candy canes, obviously//

Do You Enjoy Wrapping Presents?

Yes, surprisingly I do. Even though I’m terrible at it.

White Tree Lights or Coloured Tree Lights?

Coloured tree lights 🙋🏼

Favourite Christmas Scent(s)?

Marshmallow, peppermint, gingerbread, pine cones (is that an actual scent?)

Where do you usually spend your holiday?

Usually at home, for some reason.

Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

Honestly… receiving (guilty face).

What is your favourite thing about Christmas?         

The fact that everyone is suddenly so happy and generous all the time.

When do you start getting excited for Christmas? 

On the 1st of December, I’m a very early bird, as you can tell.  

What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season? 

New York or Switzerland, New York because… actually, London or Switzerland.

You have been granted one Christmas wish… what will it be?

For it to snow in Dubai, that’s the only thing I want, buuuut it’s impossible.

 

Questions-

1. What is Your Favourite Christmas Movie(s)?
2. What Tops Your Tree?
3. Have You Ever Had a White Christmas?
4. Favourite Christmas Song(s)?
5. Is Your Tree Real or Fake?
6. Favourite Christmas Sweet/Chocolate?
7. Do You Enjoy Wrapping Presents?
8. White Tree Lights or Coloured Tree Lights?
9. Favourite Christmas Scent(s)?
10. Where do you usually spend your holiday?                                                                              11. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?                                          12. What is your favourite thing about Christmas?                                                                     13. When do you start getting excited for Christmas?                                                                14. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?                                      15. You have been granted one Christmas wish… what will it be?

 

Have you done a Christmas tag? If so, link it down below!

Holiday Bucketlist🎄

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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:

Bucketlist:

  • 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?