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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!

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˜˜.

๐ŸƒShopaholic DIY : Homemade Face Mask ๐Ÿƒ

Hello Lovesโฃ๏ธ
๐ŸƒWelcome to another shopaholic DIY. Today I’m going to show you guys how to make your very own brightening face mask. This mask is quick and easy and works to soothe your skin while subtly lightening your skin tone โœจ. Plus it’s free from chemicals and preservatives. So let’s get startedโœจ

๐ŸƒYou will need:Rose petal powder contains contain antioxidants and antibacterial compounds that nourish and rejuvenate the skin.๐ŸƒThis mask has a mild exfoliating effect so you can use it daily if you prefer. Rose ๐ŸŒนpetal powder contains contain antioxidants and antibacterial compounds that rejuvenate and nourish the skin. Licorice root powder helps to fade blemishes and dark spots. While Orange๐ŸŠ peel powder contains nutrients that help brighten the skin and fade away acne marks and discoloration. 

๐ŸƒRose water and aloe gel will leave your skin soft , hydrated and โœจglowing. I personally find it perfect for using after you come in from the heat. If you refrigerate the rose water and aloe gel it will feel deliciously cool against your skin โ„๏ธ.

๐ŸƒDo try this mask out for yourself all ingredients can be found at Amazon or your local health food store. Let me know how you are liking this DIY series I would love to hear you comments ๐Ÿ˜˜. 

Until next time loves xoxo ๐Ÿ’‹

Shopaholic Remedies: ย Get Rid of Pimples Super Fast!

Hello Loves! 

๐ŸŒฑToday I’m going to share with you guys my remedy for getting rid of the annoying, unwanted skin peeve we all end up facing :  “pimples” ๐Ÿ˜–. You know the ones i’m talking about : the red, inflamed, painful sometimes filled with icky ๐Ÿ˜ทwhite bacteria that appear out of nowhere smack in the middle of your face๐Ÿ˜ฑ. Right before an important event when you are all set to look like a diva๐Ÿ‘‘. 

๐ŸŒฑWe’ve all been there ๐Ÿ˜–…. I for one feel like the moment I get a pimple on my face everything else about me becomes oblivious and the only thing people around me can focus on is that one abnormal growth on me๐Ÿ˜–. 

๐ŸŒฑNo matter how many tricks or home remedies I tried nothing would work read (toothpaste, tea tree oil, mouthwash, ice even garlic ๐Ÿ˜ท). I would have to simply wait for the monstrosity to grow, take its time and sit on my face making me miserable for days. If I tried popping it or squeezing it I would be left with angry looking scars that would take months to fade. 

๐ŸŒฑSo coming to the remedy , about two days ago I was sitting watching useless videos about DIY fails on YouTube. When I felt out of nowhere something painful above my lip. Puzzled I went into the bathroom to take a look in the mirror and to my horror I saw a red, inflamed bump starting to form on the left side of my lips ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. Now the next day I had to be somewhere important and sporting an angry looking pimple, disguised with concealer was not the way I wanted to be. ๐Ÿ˜ก

Which brings us to the remedy, I tried this the night before and the morning after as well and continued till I felt the bump recede and then vanishโœจ. I was thrilled honestly this was the first time ever that I had been able to prevent a pimple from forming on my face๐ŸŽ‰. So let’s get down to the details โœจthe products I used were: 

๐ŸŒฑAndalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey ๐Ÿฏ Glyolic Mask,

๐ŸŒฑAlba Botanica Deep Clean Astringent

๐ŸŒฑBeauty Formulas Tea Tree Clarifying Blemish Gel.

๐ŸŒฑStart by applying the glyolic mask, making sure it covers the blemish. ๐ŸŒฑLet dry about 10 mins the mask will sting a bit depending on your skin type. The glyolic mask contains pumpkin enzymes and manuka honey ๐Ÿฏ that slough off dead skin cells and impurities. Wash off and follow with the astringent toner. ๐ŸŒฑThe toner consists of salicylic acid that prevents breakouts. Finally apply the blemish gel with extracts of tea tree and witch hazel helps heal existing pimples and prevents new ones from forming. ๐ŸŒฑSo there you have it guys my tried and tested remedy for getting rid of pimples fastโšก๏ธ. How do you guys deal with breakouts? Share your remedies/tips with me right here ๐Ÿ˜˜

Until next time xoxo๐Ÿ’‹.

โœจShopaholics Sporadic Shopping Spreeโœจ

Hello ๐Ÿ’žguys,

Today’s post is completely unplanned. I was at the mall ( big surprise there ๐Ÿ˜‰). No I had to visit my cell phone provider and that’s it I swear. Halfway through the mall Mother Nature ๐ŸŒนdecided to make a visit ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. Yes I know TMI but bear with me it will make sense. To be honest I had been expecting her for a while but if she would just bloody make up her mind and show up on time for once we wouldn’t be having this conversation. ๐Ÿ˜ก

So once I felt the warning signs I rummaged through my bag for my emergency ๐Ÿšจ stash. Yes I always have the essentials since the visits have been sporadic for awhile now. However as ๐Ÿ€luck would have it I was totally out. Which brings us to the “sporadic shopping spree” bit. I nipped into the nearest boots, which thankfully was deserted given, it was 1:30 on a weekday and no annoying sales people! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I swear if anyone had approached me with the intention of pestering me to buy the latest anti aging on special I would have snapped ๐Ÿ”ฅ.

I just wanted to pickup what I needed along with some non essentials to camouflage incase the cashier was a guy (yes I’m very paranoid in this regard ๐Ÿ˜ฅ) and rush off to the nearest ladies room. 

I ended up buying what I needed, I got the Lillets,  point blank because the packaging was adorable ๐Ÿ’— I mean who wouldn’t want to buy that seriously ๐Ÿ’•. Along with, drumroll ๐Ÿฅ:

โœจA sheet mask.(They are trending in skincare and I wanted to know what exactly is so amazing about them).

โœจA Mustela baby bar๐Ÿผ& baby wash.  I love mustela products, ever since I became an aunt and I sneaked baby meemo’s baby wash ๐Ÿ˜‹. I love the fragrance and how they aren’t harsh or drying to the skin.

โœจAnd finally the Beauty Formula, face wipes. I’ve used their pore strips before and they worked amazingly well so I decided to see if these would work just as well. 

Then since I was near a Starbucks and quiet frankly worn out from stress and cramps I treated myself to the ultimate comfort food outside of home. A white chocolate caramel mocha ๐Ÿซโ˜•๏ธ. 

So there you have it guys my unplanned mini shopping spree rant.  Hope you enjoyed that and do share your shopping stories with me I would love to hear them ๐Ÿ˜˜.

Much love xoxo๐Ÿ’‹

ShopaholicBlogs Getting To Know Me: 15 Fun Facts You Never Knew ๐Ÿ’‹

๐Ÿ’‹Hey Lovelies , 

Today’s post is going to bring you up close and personal with your favorite blogger : Me! ๐Ÿ˜˜ haha ๐Ÿ˜‚ ok so maybe I’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?

Let’s get started already!

๐Ÿ’‹1- I don’t wear makeup unless it’s a special occasion. Everyday I’m barefaced and yes that includes most OOTD posts unless I specifically state I’m wearing makeup. Even then it’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 weren’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 I’ve been wrestling wild cats all night๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜บ.

๐Ÿ’‹9-I don’t believe in ghosts….Execpt when I’m by myself at night and I’ve watched a horror flick ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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

๐Ÿ’‹11- I color match my lingerie ๐Ÿ˜ณ it drives me crazy if they aren’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. (Doesn’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 haven’t been enthralled by a book since Harry Potter ๐Ÿ˜ข. (Any recommendations?)

๐Ÿ’‹15I 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 Jackson ๐Ÿ˜Ž).

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

Until next time xoxo ๐Ÿ’‹.