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A random act of kindness💕

So this is a completely unplanned post but given the rarity of the event I felt I had to share it with you guys .

To be honest given the no of times I have encountered rude, irresponsible and downright , unfathombly vicious and intorelable behavior either directed towards me or some other unfortunate soul. I go out everyday expecting to be confronted by some form of unpleasantness or the other. So today when I made the incredibly amateurish mistake of visiting the mall during lunch hours I was convinced of being at the receiving end  of some parking lot rage. 😟 

As I circled around the first floor lot ( I hate parking on the higher floors I don’t know why. Technically I know that horizontally it’s the exact same distance to the mall you just need to take an escalator down 😖). Anyways so there I was driving around trying to find an empty spot. One of my pet peeves about parking lots is the parking sensors that refuse to register tiny cars. I mean there you are getting all excited at the prospect of finding not one but three unoccupied parking space during rush hours. Only to find that there is either a Mini Cooper or some other tiny car happily sitting beneath the green indicator light😡.

So long story short as I made my way around the lot after being hoodwinked by not two not three but four!mini cars 🚗 hogging the so called empty spaces. I saw a guy waiting by the side of the lot in sweltering heat trying to get to the other side hoping one of the drivers would halt and let him cross. Now I’ll be honest given my mood at the time I wanted to drive past the guy and continue my search for a genuinely vacant parking spot before someone else beat me to it. But I decided nevertheless to stop and gestured him to cross. In return he gave me grateful wave and went on his way while I found myself stuck behind a car flashing its indicator lights having scored a soon to be vacant parking space 😖aagh!! That could have been me! 

I sighed resignedly, muttered to myself about my sudden bout of chivalry and waited a good 5 mins before resuming my search. I had barely driven a few yards when I saw the same guy walking alongside my car. Upon recognizing me he waved at me to roll down my window. Puzzled I obliged whereupon he mouthed if I was looking for a parking and when I nodded, motioned me to follow him to his spot. A couple of parking spaces down, he motioned for me to wait, got into his car and galantly backed out waving at me to the now empty spot that I happily eased my car into not forgetting to give him a grateful  wave in return. Ignoring the line of parking spot stalker hopefuls that had by now formed behind me. ( It takes me a couple of tries to park 🙄 don’t judge me 😣). 

So there it was peeps my very own first hand experience of an act of kindness being repaid in an instant. ✨ Have you ever had a good deed come back to you like that? Share your story with me 😘

💔Shopaholic Rant: Unfriending people on Facebook 💔

💔Genuine relationships require a great deal of time, energy,commitment and emotional investment.

💔For this reason I have always been utterly bemused by the sheer no of friends people claim to have these days, esp since the widespread usage of social media. Almost every person’s profile I have clicked on in the last few months has a had friend count of over 500 😳.

💔With an average school having between 400-500 students thats like being friends with every single person in school !😱

💔 I mean even at weddings the maximum guests you have if you are Caucasian 👱🏼‍♀️is 50-250, or if you are brown 🙎🏻is between 200-400 and that includes the entire odd assortment of relatives and colleagues, friends of your parents, their extended families etc. So where exactly are these 500+ “friends” ? I’ve personally never seen anyone at one time hanging out with 500 close friends have you? I mean even in the cult favorite show “Friends” there were only 5.

💔Have we redefined friendship to include any person with a social media account to have free access to our personal life? Or has the numbers game taken over relationships as well in this day and age?

💔I personally find the idea of someone I barely know, have access to all my social media just plain odd and awkward. I’ll give you an example, recently  I stumbled upon a middle school classmate after almost 10+ years through a common friend. Even though we were never more than polite acquaintances back in school immediately she requested to befriend me on social media. Since she had already whipped her phone out and was looking at me expectantly, it seemed rude not to comply. A couple of weeks later however since I didn’t hear a single peep from her, I ceremoniously unfriended her off all my social media accounts. 😕.

💔Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a mean, hateful person ( well not all the time 😋) and I love the idea of making new friends. But here’s what I don’t get: befriending someone on social media only to ignore them in real life? Picture this I went to the movies 🎬with a “friend” and the entire time we were there she was busy liking pics on Instagram and commenting on Facebook. 😡 The whole point of going to the movies with friends is to laugh together and comment on the funny and interesting bits. I honestly was pissed off and left wondering why she had bothered to come at all.

💔Secondly why would you want divulge all your life details to someone you just met( let’s face facts people from what we are eating and drinking, to what we are wearing to who we are with and where we put in all on social media). 

💔Finally why would you want to have someone who you have zero interest in past the intial friend request, have all of their crap show up on your newsfeed? I mean it’s frustrating enough to have to deal with insufferable people in real life,  but to have them irritate you online as well? I’ve frankly got no tolerance for the selfie queens, attention seeking status posters, repeated game request senders,or people who just want to add and forget you…😒.

💔Why not just unfollow them you ask? Well I’ve done that but that still lets them look at my stuff whenever they choose to and I’m not in the habit of putting up a zillion different privacy settings everytime I post. Plus everytime I happen to look over my friends list and see a name that i haven’t had any sort of contact with in ages it makes me wonder what on earth are they still doing on my friends list?🤔

💔I mean the last time I checked Facebook wasn’t a dupe for the yellow pages 📒.

💔To be honest I feel much better after I spring cleaned my social media contact list. It may have dwindled my friend count but atleast the ones left are the ones that matter. How do you clean up your social media let me know here 😘

Until next time loves xoxo💋

✨Shopaholic’s Product Review : Nyx Two Timer Eyeliner ✨

✨Hello Loves💞

✨It’s product review time again here at shopaholic blogs. The product I’m reviewing today is not an organic product but one that comes from a very popular brand nevertheless. 

✨Presenting the Nyx Two Timer Eyeliner✨Since eyeliner is one of my go to makeup, I was thrilled to find one that claimed to do double duty. This liner has a felt tip liquid liner on one end for creating sharp cats eye lines and the other end is a kohl liner for smudged out smoky eyes.

✨That’s unfortunately where the good news ends. As excited as I was to use the liner I was incredibly disappointed when I tried it out. The felt tip was dried out and it took multiple tries for me on the back of my hand to get any color. Even then the liner was skipping and the felt tip kept bending upon itself.

✨The kohl side was just as bad it was dried out and impossible to apply in fact it broke the first time I tried to apply. 

✨I ended up chucking out this liner the very day I bought it. 😡 I don’t know if mine was a defective one or if they are all like that. 

✨All in all this was one disappointing purchase💸. Have you guys tried Nyx eyeliners which one would you recommend?

Until next time xoxo💋!

✨Shopaholic Tries Online 🛍Shopping✨

Hello Peeps!💕

✨Now to those of you who might find this title a tad bit befuddling . (Hello❗️what’s so earth 🌎shattering about online  shopping❓)

✨Let me clarify, while online shopping might be a way of routine life elsewhere in the world (I miss you Amazon.com 😫). Here in the good old UAE it’s pretty much a foriegn concept. 

✨So you can imagine how excited I was when I finally came upon an online retailer that offered not only the convenience of online shopping (granted its a tad bit primitive, what can I say my time in California has spoiled me 🤗) but also cash on delivery 🤑.

✨Nevertheless since beggars can’t be choosers and I couldn’t find this particular product in stores I decided to give Barsha Care a try. 

✨Barsha Care is a UAE based online retailer that offers a wide range of premium skin care and beauty products that are certified and registered in the UAE. You have the option of paying online or upon delivery. Products are delivered within one working day. 

✨The brand list is not exhaustive, neither do they offer many organic🍃 and vegan products but if you are a mainstream product user you will find something you like. I was lucky to find the Dr Hauschka line which was not available anywhere else.  

 ✨I placed my order online, and was given the option of choosing three samples to add to my order.

  ✨Since my order was above 100 AED I got free delivery. I received a call the next day to confirm the delivery day and time and sure enough one working day later I had my items. 😇 

✨I ordered the Dr Hauschka Neem Oil treatment for cuticles since my nails and cuticles are a disaster 😖at the moment. (Why do these things happen to me❓😫).

✨Dr Hauschka is a holistic skin care line that offers specially designed cosmetics, skin care products and essential oil treatments to restore vitality and radiance by harnessing the power of natural ingredients.🍃

✨The items arrived packaged in a cardboard box with the Barsha Care logo.  

  ✨The nail treatment is in a pen tip applicator tube you press down on the tip to dispense the oil. It is 73 AED for a 3 ml tube which is horrendously steep 💸😡. 

✨The samples are also tinny😪, and are for a single use 💦only 😐. I am really excited to try the Filorga anti fatigue mask, which I’ve heard great reviews about and can’t afford otherwise 😢.The other sample is some sort of serum from the Skin Ceuticals brand I’ve never tried this one before. Lastly there is the good old Bio Derma gel cream. I swear whats with these samples being Barbie sized❓  ✨So that’s it peeps, so far I’ve had a good experience with Barsha Care in terms of their delivery. Their prices 💰are the same as those in stores so you don’t get the conventional benefit savings that you traditionally associate with shopping online. 

✨Would I shop here again? Maybe if I can’t find that item in stores, was it a fulfilling, mood lifting, world changing shopping experience ? No way! no coupons, no specials, no offer codes... Thanks but I’ll stick with Amazon 😘

✨Where do you guys shop online? Let me know I’m all ears👂🏻😁.

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🔆Shopaholic’s Sunshine Blogger Award🔆

  

 🔆Hello loves! 🔆

Today I want to thank the lovely Rossy for bringing a bit of sunshine in my day with the Sunshine Blogger Award! 🌞

Love this girl 💖!she is so gorgeous and hers was one of the earliest blogs I followed when I started out as a blogger 💕

🔅The rules ladies and gentlemen!

🔅Thank the person who picked you yes you! For the award!✨

🔅Answer their questions , you know you want to 😉

🔅Spread the sunshine and nominate other bloggers 

🔅Ask them to play truth or dare 😋 if they choose truth ask 11 questions of your own.

Since Rossy didn’t give me any dares 😪 I’ll be answering her questions here goes ✨

💕How does it feel to bring sunshine into some ones day?

🔅It’s the best feeling in the world! 

💕What is your favorite thing to do on a sunny day?

🔅Since I live in a desert 🌵🔥basically I live for cloudy days because the heat is too much to bear on sunny days 😳

💕Where do you think you will be in 10 years?

🔅Hopefully I will have achieved my goals of finishing my education, getting a job doing what I love and managing a flourishing blog!💖

💕what’s your happiest memory?

🔅The time I felt like I was the luckiest girl in the world 😇💕

💕Who brings a smile to your face?

🔅All the people I love and care for being with them makes me smile.

💕Are you a risk taker? 

🔅Yes I am if I feel it in my heart I have to do it I will regardless of the consequences.

💕Do you like to be spontaneous?

🔅Yes ! That’s what makes life fun!

💕What’s the one thing you are looking forward to this year?

🔅I’m looking forward to see what changes this year brings in my life things have been so routine for the longest time …

💕Would you ever go skydiving?

🔅Not unless you dragged me handcuffed and screaming and then kicked me out of the plane . I’m scared to death of heights .

💕What’s your biggest passion?

🔅I want to be hugely successful in whatever I do. I still have no clue what is it God intends me to do with my life ❔

💕How will you spend your summer?

🔅With my family in 120 🔥degrees weather 😳

🔅Well ! that was my 5 mins in the sunlight 😉 What do you guys think? 😘

🔅Heads up to the nominees! 

Sarah

Allthingslacquer

Alfiya

Onlinebeautyfinds

Dana

Christina

Aleeza

🔅Alright blogger your dare if you choose (hahha! Evil laughter )⚡️Post a makeup free selfie of yourself on your blog along with why you chose to do it . Aside from the fact that I coerced you into it 😋. Or you could just answer my questions 😇.

💕What’s one way you would bring sunshine into someone’s life besides giving them this award 🔅❓

💕What would be your dream job money not withstanding ❓

💕Who would you want to change places with for a day if you could❓

💕If you had one wish what would it be❓

💕If you could relive one day in your life what day would it be❓

💕 A joke that cracked you up ❓

💕What did you want to be when you were a kid and are you doing it now❓

💕How do you deal with challenges? Are you a throw in the towel person or do you fight till the end❓

💕Sunny days or spring showers❓

💕Do you travel during the summer break or you prefer to chill at home ❓

💕Your favorite summer vacation was?

There you have it peeps! Hope you enjoyed this post! Congrats to the nominees !🎉

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✨Shopaholic Tries The Lush Life ✨

Ok I know 🙄what you are thinking ..really Nida❓ Where’s the no pun intended disclaimer 😋❓

Haha! I couldn’t resist 😋. Hey if you can’t actually have the Lush life ✨hint.. Zara Larsson 😉. Might as well try the next best thing 😋ok that’s my last lame joke I promise 😁.

But seriously incase you are wondering if I had been living under a rock all this time I probably was. It wasn’t until last year that I really got into actively using natural 🍃,organic products. 

Since I’ve been hearing so much about  Lush by bloggers I figured I had to try them out. Which is easier said then done as the only Lush store here is in Dubai Mall 🙄.

So anyway I made it a point to hunt down the Lush store which is located in a corner btw which was why I never noticed it before 😖.

When I was in California I had been to the  Lush store several times with my bff who is an avid fan but I never bought anything. What can I say I was living in the age of ignorance. 😶

Since I was out of body and hand cream I decided to try those out first. After much sniffing and sampling and wearing out two of the sales associates who eventually gave up and left me to it. I picked out the Dream Cream and the Handy Gurugu.   

  First off I love the packaging it’s very minimalist just a black, plastic pot with chalk like font. On the side of the pot is a caricature 💁🏽and name of the person who made and packaged your cream as well as the expiration date ( thank you!).

The Dream Cream 💕came in a 240 gram pot and despite my initial skepticism at it being able to moisturize well ( it has a very light consistency). It actually keeps my skin soft for a good 7-8 hours without it being greasy and a little goes a long way 😱.   In general Lush products don’t have strong fragrances since they mostly use essential oils instead of artificial fragrances, so Body shop and Bath and Body Works fans who are used to being hit in the face 👊🏻with a strong whiff 🌪the moment they open the jars or tubes might be disappointed .

Personally I didn’t mind it at all, I’d rather the product does what it claims i.e long lasting moisture with all natural ingredients🍃. The most discernible scent was that of their patchouli cream which I will try once I run out of the Dream Cream. My rating 5/5 ✨  The Hand Gurugu is a buttery hand cream which moisturizes without overly greasing your hands. It’s not so much a cuticle cream which is what I was looking for but I like it as a hand cream not stellar though. It is also concentrated so you need a tiny amount. Comes in a 100 gram jar. My rating 4/5✨  All in all I am happy with my Lush experience and am definately looks forward to try their other products.

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🔅Shopaholic’s Summer in Blues OOTD Featuring : Feed Projects 🔅

🔅Hello Loves🔅 

🔹Today’s OOTD is very special because,

🔹one: today and yesterday truly marked the start of summer with temperatures hitting 40 degrees 🔆🔥.

🔹Two: It features my favorite color of all time 🔷Blue.

🔹 Three : It also features one of the brands I admire immensely “Feed Projects“.

🔹You can check out my review of “Feed Projects” products here.

🔹Let’s get started 🔆

🔹Outfit details :

🔹Top : J crew

🔹Pants : American Eagle

🔹Kimono : Old Navy

🔹Shoes : Toms 

🔹Jewelry : Feed Projects

   
    
    
    
    
 🔹Hope you guys enjoyed this OOTD. What is your favorite color to wear in the summer? 🔆 Let me know in the comments below 🔹.

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