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The sad state of society today – A shopaholic’s rant 😔

As I sit here posting this I am wracked by guilt having just witnessed a spectacle and acting as nothing more than a silent spectator.
I had stopped by the local grocery store to pick some staples and was waiting to pay when my attention and that of every other person there was diverted to a woman shouting obscenities at the one of the store’s staff members.
Apparently there had been a mixup with ringing up her order and the woman resorted to name calling, using incredibly abusive language at the poor guy who eventually stared shaking as he attempted to remedy the situation .
A fact that she seemed to relish and kept pointing out “why are you shaking ?” In addition to ” are you gay”? ” call your lesbian manager and let me deal with her.”

I was torn between wanting to go and confront her and wanting to keep out of it.
I kept looking around hoping that a few of the tall apparently strong male customers would intervene on behalf of the petrified staff member but to my disappointment everyone of them averted their gaze made their purchases and left.
As I left the store I was so angry I was shaking both the at ill treatment of the staff member and my own indecisiveness to intervene and speak up .

Why did i hesitate ? for that matter why did everyone else? What if we were in that position would we want someone to step in and come to our aid? What gives people the right to treat other human beings with so little respect? Does having money 💰dehumanize them? Take away their sense of morality? empathy?

If a person is unfortunate enough to be working for you does that mean they have no dignity , self respect?

I feel ashamed 😔 both at myself and at humanity if these are the values we intend to pass on to our children of oppressing those weaker than us and not being able to stand up when we witness injustice 😢😔

How do you make friends as an adult?

Thought I’d share this with everyone such a great article!
Thanks to Anna Fillbrook! 😘

Cheeky Column

When you are basking in the glory of  a social butterfly’s life you never stop to wonder if it might end soon. The perks of going to school or university is being surrounded by people your age who are all potential friends. It is wonderful if people keep in touch after school or university, but life becomes busy and hectic, people move, change numbers and delete their Facebook accounts.

Last year when I moved to Bristol I was surprised to realise that it is harder to make friends than one would have thought.

Being me I always turn to internet for advice so here is a collection of some ideas and “rules” for making friends as an adult.

1. Get yourself out there!

 It might be obvious but to get friends you need to start mingling with people. I found a lot of recommendations of what sort of things…

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Liebster Award 👑 Nominations!

Hello beautiful people! 💞
So I have some utterly fantastic🎉news to share with you guys! second only to a 50% off the entire store sale 😁 💰.
I just found out that I have been nominated for the ” Leibster 🏆Award”by the lovely, Danetigress💞. Be sure to check out her awesome blog!

I am extremely humbled and honored 👑that just a week into blogging I’ve been welcomed so graciously into the blogging community 💞😇. Thank you for taking time out to read my posts, your support and encouragement means so much ❣
Ok i’ll stop being sappy 😊 now and get to the rules :

1-Tag the person who nominated you and thank them.

2-Answer 📝the 11 questions you are given.

3-Nominate 11 new bloggers and tag 📍them.

4-Give them 11 new questions 🖊to answer.

5-Notify 💌 your nominees.

So here are the questions asked to me by Danetigres1-What is your blog about and why did you choose that theme❓

✨My blog is basically about all things that are important in a girl’s life. Starting with shopping , beauty, fashion, relationships and all the funny things we experience in our lives. I love making people laugh and smile and I try to include a touch of humor in my writing. I chose the name shopaholic because that’s what my friends and family call me 😇.
2-Where are you from?
✨I am a Pakistani/American. 🇺🇸🇵🇰
3-What’s your favorite country to travel to?
✨I’m a city girl so basically anywhere there are tons of shops with outrageous bargains I’m ready to fly ✈️!
4-What’s your favorite beauty brand?
✨Honestly there are several, like most of us I tend to use different products from different brands. My all time favorite is the Burts bees lip crayon in Napa vineyard, it’s a universally look good on everyone color that’s a breeze to apply 💋. For the face I’m right now hooked on Dusty girls tinted cream.

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5-What’s your favorite handbag?
✨I love buying new handbags ! So it’s hard to pick just one , but since I’m a tote girl it would have to be my LV Never full tote, which can hold a small car ! 🚗 It’s definitely a shopaholic must have!

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6-Which post was the most challenging to write?
✨I’m in the middle of writing 📝 a post as of now. Usually I can finish a post in a couple of hours ⏲ but this time I feel like I’m in a rut 🕳. Hopefully it should be finished in a couple of days I’ll be sure to tag it as the most diffcult post written so be generous with the likes⭐️ ladies 😉
7-Who’re your favorite three bloggers?
✨That’s a difficult question 🤔 I love everyone’s blogs here, they all have their own unique style. But if I had to pick just three they would be
⭐️Danetigress
⭐️Dolledupbyj
⭐️CyndelB
8-What’s your favorite YouTube channel?
✨I love comedy so it would be karachi vynz official .
9-What’s your favorite music?
✨Anything that’s fun and upbeat right now I’m loving Shawn Mendes- Stitches 🎧
10-Who is your favorite author?
✨J.K Rowling without a doubt ! I could read Harry Potter over and over and i do! 💞
11-What’s your favorite food?
✨Anything my mom cooks ! 💖 I love cumin scented potatoes I could eat them everyday 😁

Well there you have it ladies a little bit of info about your favorite shopaholic 😇.

And now it’s time for my me to announce my nominations for the 2nd Liebster 🏆Award”.

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The nominees are :

🎉1-Dolledupbyj
🎉2-Drops of Velvet
🎉3-poo&kan
🎉4-girlytreasures
🎉5-kelifornia79
🎉6-suzielily
🎉7-jessicaandlove
🎉8-Hello Lesya
🎉9-natalieslovelyblog
🎉10-cinderzena
🎉11-idoandadieu

Be sure to check out the blogs of these lovely people, they offer interesting and different perspectives on beauty, travel, blogging and a whole lot more! In the meantime here are my questions to the nominees:

1- ✨What is the most difficult challenge you faced as a blogger when starting out and how did you overcome it❓
2-✨What 3 tips would you offer to new bloggers❓
3- ✨Name the one beauty and skincare product you cannot live without .
4-✨ Which product would you rate as the absolute worst purchase ever and why❓
5-✨Post one blog here which you found entertaining, informative or both.
6- ✨Do you think blogging is better than making videos ❓why❓
7-✨Name your favorite fragrance.
8-✨What 5 items are always in your handbag❓
9-✨Which store do you usually shop at for your beauty/skincare products❓
10-✨How would you define your blogging style❓
11- ✨If you had one wish what would it be❓

That’s it ladies ! Hope you have fun answering these questions !

Xoxo💋!

Shopaholic beats the Sunday blues 🌚

So here’s the thing, everyone of us,with the exception of Mr Rogers 🌞 has our “down days”. Days when we feel
despondent, melancholy or just plain blue 🌚 when everything seems to go downhill and the only thing you want to do is curl up on the couch , channel surfing 📺and eating your weights worth in junk food.🍟🌭🍕🍔🍰🍦🍫🍩🍪🌮
Generally, my all around cheerful, upbeat outward demeanor has people wondering “is she on crack?”. But let me tell you during my bad 🌧 ☹️ days I can give Eeyore and Charlie Brown both a run for their money💰.

Today was just one of those days. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that it was Sunday. 

Sunday,I’ve noticed for most people is usually a pretty crappy ❌day probably because it’s the predecessor to Monday. There is no actual school📚 or work 💻 on Sunday, but because it means the eventual and unavoidable start of both those things the following day, it has a pretty bad rep. 👎🏼

Usually I would have just bundled up on the couch ( it was pretty chilly 🌬❄️) and moped about till bedtime. But that usually just ends up with me going to bed 💤 all cross and bothered 😡. So this time around I decided to woman up and kick those blues🌚 to the curb.

There is no better way to turn a blue mood bright and yellow🌒🌓🌖🌕! Than some good ole retail therapy💸! 

The flashing sale signs 🤑, the bright lights💡and the hum of eager shoppers mingled with the smell of coffee ☕️is enough to amp up any mood☺️! 

That being said any shopping even window shopping is not complete without a sugar rush -read double chocolate muffin 🍫and a cup of steaming hot ☕️latte! Yum ! 

So there you have it ladies , the sweet🍬 recipe for curing those Sunday blues 😰.

So next time you’re feeling majorly bummed try heading out even if it’s for a few minutes. Add your favorite hot toddy and bite into some sugary goodness 🍩to super charge those happy endorphins!

I guarantee you’ll feel like a queen 👑!

That’s a shopaholic’s promise 💖

Share your feel better tips with me right here !

 Until next time ladies xoxo!💋

Like my Facebook page for more Shopaholic adventures 💞

Hi Guys!

So i finally got around to setting up my facebook page🎉! Which considering the fact that i’m clueless when it comes to even basic techie stuff was quiet a feat whew!✨

Head on over to http://www.facebook.com/shopaholicblogs and show me some shopaholic love!💞

Stay tuned for more shopaholic adventures coming soon!

xoxo!💋