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Story Time With ShopaholicBlogs: Featuring Crappy ๐ŸŽ Gifts!

Hola Love Bunnies ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’•!

Today on the blog its story time ! So get into your PJ’s , get comfy and hit that play button๐Ÿ˜˜ because today we will talking all about theย not so joyful experience of receiving totally terrible presents ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜–

As always your comments are always welcome so share your gift receiving stories with me right here ๐ŸŽ! & don’t forget to share, follow and subscribe!

Chaand Raat OOTD๐ŸŒ™

๐ŸŒ™Hola ๐Ÿ’•Love Bunnies!๐Ÿฐ

๐ŸŒ™First off Chaand Raat Mubarak (Day before Eid) to all those celebrating ๐ŸŽ‰Eid Al-Adha! Secondly today thankfully the weather eased up a bit and according to the forecast September will be cooler so yay๐ŸŽ‰ Dubai people finally can rejoice! 

๐ŸŒ™Which brings us to today’s OOTD, since it happened to be the day before Eid and it had become a bit cooler though the lack of heat was made up by the increase in humidity ๐Ÿ’ฆ. Nevertheless Eid has a way of cheering you up regardless of the weather so me and family decided to head out and enjoy ourselves desi style ๐Ÿ˜‹. Which basically means an evening centered around food ๐Ÿฅ˜.

๐ŸŒ™So here’s a peek into the latest OOTD, and yes I did include pics of the yummy food ๐Ÿ˜‹.๐ŸŒ™Hope you guys enjoy this special OOTDโœจ! Best wishes to all of you celebrating today and tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜˜

First Ever Vlog๐Ÿ“น!

Hola Love Bunnies ๐Ÿฐ!

๐Ÿ“นI’m finally back to the blogging world after a long siesta ๐Ÿ˜ด. I took a break from blogging to enjoy my summer vacations โ˜€๏ธ. Plus we had a lot of stuff happening at home with my sister expecting her fourth ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป baby, our whole extended family staying over and me trying to finish my assignments in this joyful chaos. ๐Ÿ’•

๐Ÿ“นOnce I got back however I decided to try my hand at vlogging. I do like talking to myself and it’s strange how something that could get you certified ๐Ÿ˜ตinsane once has now become the in thing to do worldwide ๐Ÿ˜ฒ.

So without further ado here’s presenting my hand at vlogging :

Do check it out and let me know what you think ๐Ÿ’ญ by commenting down below.

Shopaholic gets a fright๐Ÿ’€

Hello Loves โฃ๏ธ

Today I’m going to tell you a story, a freaky story and a true story ๐Ÿ˜ˆ. So last night I went to bed pretty late ( I’m on vacation don’t judge me ๐Ÿ˜ฌ).

Before I go to bed I usually keep a bottle of water  ๐Ÿ’ฆon my nightstand since my mouth gets very dry in the middle of the night. And since I watch way too many horror movies ๐ŸŽฅ there is no way I’m going out in the middle of the night to become the easy, unsuspecting prey to a psychopath serial killer, a vengeful spirit or restless ghoul.

Getting back to our tale of terror ๐Ÿ’€, I woke up around 4 am, groped about in the dark for my water ๐Ÿ’ฆ bottle which I found under the bed empty ๐Ÿ˜กthanks to the plethora of forever thirsty nieces sleeping over ๐Ÿ˜ด.
Since I couldn’t go back to sleep with a parched throat ๐Ÿ‚and the nieces were sleeping even more deeply than Snow White and Sleeping beauty๐Ÿ‘‘ combined. I braced myself to tackle the impending task alone and after peeping around the door for potential death traps  ๐ŸŒ‘ tip toed gingerly into the living room. 

It’s a mystery to me how my eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ even with their pathetic vision suddenly start seeing all sorts of unworldly objects and paranormal activity โ˜ ๏ธ in pitch black darkness. Harmless shadows resemble ominous ๐Ÿ‘ปfigures, mundane sounds like the clock ticking sound like echoing ๐Ÿ‘ฃfootsteps you get the idea….

I hurriedly refilled my bottle willing my mind not to rerun through every single horror movie I had watched. As I made my way across the living room I happened to glance at the window and I literally jumped out of my skin. There pressed against the window was the silhouette of a giant cat sitting perfectly still staring off into the distance. This on a night that was the background of a typical Hollywood horror flick complete with a thunderstorm โšก๏ธand pouring rain outside. โ›ˆ

If that wasn’t enough to petrify me the cat that had been stationary till then decided to swivel its head and stare straight at me. The sight of two fluorescent slits in a pitch black  room was the last straw I stifled a blood curling scream that was about to explode from me (the last time I had screamed at that sight of a stray cat in my supposedly dark and empty bedroom had resulted in dire consequences : brown people read your mom’s chappal ๐Ÿ‘ก). 

I willed my legs to move which at the first instance of terror turn into two solid pillars of lead incapable of movement. The cat meanwhile was content to sit on its perch and stare at me with those creepy glowing eyes. I finally dragged myself to my room double bolted the door ๐Ÿšช dived under the covers and pulled the blanket over my head  frantically reciting every prayer I could recall. 

I want to ask at this point โ˜๏ธ why when we are feeling the most terrified do we think that a lifeless piece of fabric aka the blanket or duvet can provide us the ultimate protection against ghosts, ๐Ÿ‘ปghouls, ๐Ÿ’€or knife wielding murderers๐Ÿ”ชโ“

Plus no matter how hard you try to think ๐Ÿ’ญ innocent thoughts your mind will determinedly conjure up the things that terrify ๐Ÿ’€you the most. Long story short despite the fact that I was sleeping in a room literally littered with nieces sleeping on every available space we could fit a mattress in. I stayed up till sunrise cowering under my blanket, terrified I was going to be attacked by a possesed cat that would apparate into my room and change into a something from a James Wan movie ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I think I only dozed off ๐Ÿ˜ดwhen I saw the sun โ˜€๏ธ shining through the curtains. ๐Ÿ˜– 

Have you guys ever had one of those nights when you were scared and couldn’t sleep? Let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ˜˜

๐Ÿ’‹Shopaholic’s 15 Fun Facts About Me ๐Ÿ’‹

๐Ÿ’‹Hey Lovelies ,

 Todayโ€™s post is going to bring you up close and personal with your favorite blogger : Me! ๐Ÿ˜˜ haha ๐Ÿ˜‚ ok so maybe Iโ€™m not on your top 10 favorite people list yet but maybe this fun fact sheet will change that and get me into the top ๐Ÿ’ฏ?

Letโ€™s get started already!

๐Ÿ’‹1- I donโ€™t wear makeup unless itโ€™s a special occasion. Everyday Iโ€™m barefaced and yes that includes most OOTD posts unless I specifically state Iโ€™m wearing makeup. Even then itโ€™s limited to tinted moisturizer, lipstick, kohl and blush.

๐Ÿ’‹2-I love acting would love to make a career out of it someday lol wishful thinking ๐Ÿ˜‹.

๐Ÿ’‹3- I love buying clothes I mean if I could wear a new outfit everyday that would be the perfect world ๐ŸŒŽ for me ๐Ÿ˜‡

๐Ÿ’‹4- I hate working out ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿป but I do it anyway because my body attracts fat like a magnet ๐Ÿ˜ณ.

๐Ÿ’‹5- I wish I had the power to travel back in time and redo some of the things that I messed up ๐Ÿ˜”.

๐Ÿ’‹6-I have always wanted to do a cartwheel and a handstand.

๐Ÿ’‹7- I wish junk food and desserts werenโ€™t fattening. ๐Ÿ˜‹

๐Ÿ’‹8- I have always dreamed of waking up looking perfectly made up like in the ๐ŸŽฅ movies or in Instagram selfies ๐Ÿ’‹.Usually when I wake up I look like Iโ€™ve been wrestling wild cats all night๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜บ.

๐Ÿ’‹9-I donโ€™t believe in ghostsโ€ฆ.except when Iโ€™m by myself at night and Iโ€™ve watched a horror flick ๐Ÿ˜ณ

๐Ÿ’‹10- I hate wearing heels ๐Ÿ‘  if could wear my Tomโ€™s everywhere I totally would ๐Ÿ˜Š.

๐Ÿ’‹11- I color match my lingerie ๐Ÿ˜ณ it drives me crazy if they arenโ€™t the same color ๐Ÿ˜–.

๐Ÿ’‹12- I hate airplane food โœˆ๏ธwhenever I can I always buy myself a sandwich and a muffin( Costa, Paul or Starbucks ๐Ÿ˜‹)to eat on board. (Doesnโ€™t work out so well for long haul flights though ๐Ÿ˜ก).

๐Ÿ’‹13- I love ๐Ÿ’•rose scented anything (perfumes, cosmetics, skincare products ๐ŸŒน). I recently tested ( more like sprayed it all over myself till the sales person raised her eyebrows) the rose ๐ŸŒน scented Oud (Arabic fragrance) from Loccitane and totally loved it ๐Ÿ˜. (Hey it was a tester ๐Ÿ˜ณ)

๐Ÿ’‹14- I used to love reading ๐Ÿ“– but I havenโ€™t been enthralled by a book since Harry Potter ๐Ÿ˜ข. (Any recommendations?)

๐Ÿ’‹15โ€“ I am so sick and tired of people going on racist rants and spreading hate and violence just because they think they are entitled on the basis of their skin color which FYI is determined by your genes and not something that makes you superior or that you can change. ( Unless you happen to be Michael Jackson๐Ÿ˜Ž).

๐Ÿ’‹So there it is guys a little bit more about myself. Hope you guys enjoyed reading do let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ˜˜.

๐ŸŽ‰Shopaholic’s Versatile Blogger Award!๐ŸŽ‰

Hello my lovely blogging friends! 

I know I know I have been totally ignoring the blog for the longest time but hear me out. Way too many things were going on at once and I am so bad at managing time that a lot of things took a back seat and unfortunately the blog was one of them.

Anyways with my studies hopefully under control, unexpected vacations over and a wonderful opportunity to make a comeback thanks to the lovely lady over at strictlylighthearted ๐Ÿ’•. I will be more regular with my posts incase anyone was missing them (fingers crossed๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ).

So here is today’s comeback post (do I sound like a flop movie star โญ๏ธ trying too hard ๐Ÿ˜‹). The โœจVersatile Blogger Award!โœจ. Do check out strictlylighthearted’s blog esp her totally funny award post ๐Ÿคฃ.

So as per the rules I have to tell you guys 7 things about myself, so here goes peeps. TMI time ๐Ÿ˜‹

1- I still haven’t figured out what I want to do with myself I mean I have bopped from one interest  to another in hopes of finding a fit but nothing has worked out for me yet. So if anyone out there is wondering if they are the only looser out there who doesn’t have a clue what to do with their life maybe we should get together and start a club ๐Ÿ˜–.

2– I have recently become addicted ๐Ÿ˜to the CW series Crazy ex girl friend and omg I can so relate to her idiotic and downright frustrating antics … anyone else a fan ?

3-I realized on my recent trip to Prague, that I adore ๐Ÿ’•traveling to places that have legends and myths associated with them not just shit boring historical facts ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคด

4– I often wonder if every one else’s life is as routine and uneventful as mine ๐Ÿค”

5- I wish people would have the common courtesy of not talking just amongst themselves and leaving the third person feeling like a moron and having to resort to mindlessly playing with their phone. (Yes I’m referring to yours truly ๐Ÿ™„)

6– I wish society would drop the fake beauty standards already I mean aren’t we exhausted ladies? Fake eye lashes, extensions, implants ,fillers, having a perfectly baked, contoured face and the list goes on and on….

7-I can totally tell the difference between a genuine and fake compliment now ๐Ÿ˜ณ A real compliment makes me ridiculously happy ๐Ÿ˜Š 

So guys hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little bit better ๐Ÿ˜˜

I’ll only be nominating three people even though there are tons of wonderful bloggers out there โœจ

Ciarasspaceface

Irishrosebeauty

Thefaithfulfashionista

Ladies congrats on the nominations๐ŸŽ‰ now just link back to my blog, list 7 things about yourself and nominate some fab bloggers of your choice โœจ

All you bloggers out there check out these wonderful blogs and leave me some love in the comment section ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

Until next time loves ๐Ÿ’‹

๐ŸŽ‰Blogger Recognition Award! ๐ŸŽ‰

โœจHello Everyone!

โœจIt’s been quiet a while since I have done an award blog post. So I was delighted when TheBeauty&FoodLab nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award๐ŸŽ‰.

โœจRules: Let’s get these out of the way first.

โœจ-Thank the blogger who nominated you while providing a link to the blog site.

โœจTheBeauty&FoodLab is the property of the lovely Shehnaz. It is really a visual treat with stunning photographs, mouth watering recipes and beauty reviews. I highly recommend you check it out and many thanks to her for this nomination ๐Ÿ˜˜

โœจ-Discuss the reason for starting the blog and talk a little bit about it.


โœจI started the blog for two reasons actually. One I was very bored, ๐Ÿ˜I had just started my studies, we had just moved to the UAE and I didn’t know a soul and had no idea what to do with my time.

Two I had a habit of writing really long statuses on Facebook ๐Ÿ˜‹. Usually about something interesting/ outrageous or hilarious. A lot of my friends enjoyed reading those so they would encourage me to start a blog. However since I’m a technical dummy I really didn’t want to get into the entire HTML , coding or *%# crap. However as it so happened my first semester ended up being a stress fest and it got me riled that I sat and wrote a 1000 words about my experience. At that very time I got an email from the university asking for volunteer bloggers for the uni student blog. So feeling excited I sent in my blog post only to hear …Nothing.

So I thought to myself oh well it was probably a crappy piece and forgot all about it. The semester ended and about that time I got the same email again requesting blog posts from student volunteers. So I made a few tweaks and resent my post. And would you believe it heard back from the head of student affairs within a few mins. She wrote that she had seen my article before but had got caught up and it had slipped her mind and seeing it again today reminded her. 

She gave me directions to set up an account on WordPress and my post went live the same day and that fellow bloggers was the official start to my blogging journey. ๐Ÿ˜‡ Here is a link to the article incase you want to take a look. 

Read Me๐Ÿ˜˜

I made a separate account for my personal blogging . I had a hunch the university would not be interested in reading about the latest eyeliner I was currently fancying ๐Ÿ˜œ.

And well, you guys know the rest about the blog. It’s mostly product reviews, funny stories and my love for posing for the camera ๐Ÿ˜‹.

โœจ-Give 2 advices to fellow bloggers/readers.

Be genuine, your blog should reflect your personality.

 Write like you would talk about something, don’t use overly complicated vocabulary, just be yourself. 

โœจ-Nominate 15 bloggers who you think deserve this accolade.

This part takes me forever to be honest to link the blogs ๐Ÿ˜ซ.

I’ll nominate 5 people honestly there are so many I would love to do but the linking thing drives me insane ๐Ÿ˜–.

Makeupandbeyondweb

riyahearts

beccapbeauty

Lifewithlilred

Ankhoryou

โœจ-Inform all the nominees by commenting on their blog.

Yes your majesty I will be doing that just as soon as I post this ๐Ÿ˜‹.

That’s it for me guys ! Hope you enjoyed this post ๐Ÿ˜˜

Leave your comments down below ๐Ÿ’ž