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Liebster Award Nominations!! ✨🎉

Hello lovely people! 💖

Thanks to the wonderful Cinderzena😘 I have received my 2nd nomination for the Liebster award🎊!

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You would think Carolina Herrera or Oscar de larenta would have sent over a free gown 👗 by now 😉!

Anyways thanks a bunch💐 to Cinderzena

a modern day 👑 , Jaffa cake loving Cinderella ✨! Check out her awesome blog and as well those of the nominees below that I have picked out .

But before that here are my answers to the questions asked to me by Cinderzena 🖋

How did you come up with your blog name and how hard was it to figure it out?

👑It was easy peasy actually i adore 💖shopping so it had to be something around that .

What inspires you to keep going?

👑I like making people laugh or atleast enjoy themselves and everytime I see a positive comment it’s like a surge of adrenaline. I mean let’s face it majority of us starting out don’t make any money or fame from blogging so it’s just the love💖 of writing and having your work appreciated that keeps us all going . 💋

Whats the craziest activity you have done in the past three years?

👑I’ve done a lot of crazy stuff in the last three years which I cannot reveal here at the risk of being prosecuted 😇

Country or city life, and why?

👑I’m a city girl born and raised , I can’t stand country life I get bored out of mind if all I have for company is the birds and the bees 😳

Reading or listening to music, and why?

👑I only listen to music when I’m working out or doing something equally boring 🎧. Like washing dishes ☹️. I loved to read , but since Harry Potter I haven’t really found anything that I can be addicted to again 😢📚

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One thing you believed as a kid, but now think it is totally dumb of you to think of.

👑I was a total believer in fairytale romance💖 all through my teenage years and beyond but after being badly burned I now realize that true love and happily ever after doesn’t exist. 💔

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✨Whats the best part about blogging?

👑I can reach out to so many people and make friends ✨💞.I used to and still do at times feel incredibly lonely at times 😢😞 blogging helps overcome that.

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✨ Would you chose swimming in a sea with the possiblity of a shark encounter or bungee jumping?

👑hmm I have a fear of heights so I guess I’ll attempt a showdown with a shark 😲

✨Favorite novel of all time?

👑All Harry Potter books I’m sorry I’m not much of a classics fan 😳

What has been a post in your blog that took the longest to write?

👑Its a post that’s still in the draft stages that I am struggling with for two weeks now 😡 It’s just not funny enough and if it can’t make me laugh then it’s not good enough for anyone else either cause I’m not easily tickled ☹ p.s I’m my own Guinea pig 🐷

Advice to first time bloggers?

👑Don’t get caught up in the number game that I must have 200 followers or whatever. Write with passion and people will fall in love with your work and hit that follow button without you even trying.

❣I hope you guys enjoyed getting to know a teeny bit more about me ☺️ And now here are the rules for the Liebster Award Nominees ✨

1- Thank the person who nominated you , in this case since its me 👑 I would like a poem dripping with gratitude and it must rhyme 🎼😁! Kidding guys ✨

2- Choose your own 11 victims😲 I mean nominees👑 and notify them by posting on their blog 🖋.

3- Come up with your own 11 questions that you will ask your nominees .

And here are the lucky nominees:✨ Check out their amazing blogs covering beauty , fashion, makeup, food and everything in between😍!

themakeupbutterfly

whatkatieroseloves

withallmyaffection

beautifybrooke

fadilahenry

theteekaytake

whathannahsdoing

onlinebeautyfinds

thehappypeachblog

hawthornhazel

ayrgalaxy

Here are the questions for the nominees🎉!

✨what do you think is the most effective form of social media to promote your blog?

✨How long did it take you to hit the 100+ follower/likes mark? And what tips would you give to other bloggers to get there?

✨Your biggest setback in blogging and how you overcame it?

✨One travel tip you live by.

✨Reblog one of your all time favorite blog post here and why you like it 💞

✨The best place for scoring shopping bargains you frequent ❓

✨How do you come with ideas for blog posts?

✨Your favorite makeup brand and why?

✨Have you ever left a mean comment on a video or a blog? What would you say to people who do?

✨If you are only allowed to use two makeup products what would you use? And why?

✨The best present to get you would be?

Have fun answering these questions peeps! 💖

Until next time xoxo💋!

✨50 Follower Giveaway Update! 🎁

To all the lovely people who have entered the giveaway by following my blog please don’t forget to Reblog the previous post and like and comment on Facebook as well ! ✨ I’ll be checking! 😉

Can’t wait to pick out the lucky winner🎁!

xoxo!💋

50 Follower Giveaway🎉✨!!

Hello lovely people!💘

Guess what ? I finally made it to my first

50 followers🎉!!

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Thank you all for showing my tiny blog so much encouragement and support😘!

To a lot of successful bloggers out there 50 might seem insignificant 💧.

But having started out just two weeks ago it’s huge achievement for me that you guys took out the time to read my blog and appreciate my efforts!💞

So as a mini celebration 🎉✨, I will be having my very first giveaway ! 😘

Here’s what the lucky winner will be getting!🎁

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1-Tarocco orange 🍊ultra moisturizing hand cream full size✨ from Crab tree and Evelyn❣For soft and sweet smelling tootsies !
2-Dusty girls lip shine in Argyle pink ❣For a pretty pink pout 👄!

3- Moogoo 100% natural Fresh buttermilk soap❣For smooth , baby soft skin 👶🏽

4-My favorite Burts Bees Lip crayon in you guessed it Redwood Forest💋! The prettiest red ever!❣

All you have to do to win these lovely goodies is :

1- Like & Reblog this post and follow my blog here on WordPress

2-Like the Shopaholic blogs page on Facebook and post a one liner on why you love/hate this blog✨

3-Follow me on Twitter  @NidaNShahzad

That’s it ladies easy peasy!

One winner ✨ will be chosen at random at the end of this month and I will post their name on my blog, Facebook and Twitter🎉.

Best of luck to all of you and once again thank you for being with me all the way✨❣

xoxo💋!

P.S for those of you who don’t have a Twitter account that’s totally ok! You can still go ahead and enter just don’t forget to like the shopaholic page on Facebook and comment ❣😘

Valentine’s Day in the 21st century – Celebration🎉Obligation💰 Elusion 👎🏼

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Every year come February , consumers are subjected to a barrage of Valentine’s Day 💖 related paraphernalia, courtesy of corporate America and their clever marketing schemes. Each one of them trying to outdo the other in a haste to seduce the unsuspecting , besotted consumer into the fabricated world of materialistic romance.
Love suddenly becomes the most sought after and easily available commodity . Ranging anywhere from $5 for cheap, easy love , to over the top, made to order, and priced at six figures.Love❤️ladies and gentlemen is in the air , packaged ,priced and ready to sell.
But how exactly did we get here, what makes Valentine’s Day one of the sought after holidays post xmas?

Even though most historical records credit Saint Valentine as being the brain child of Valentine’s Day . It was good old Chaucer who in the 14th century, officially associated romance with Valentine’s Day upon realizing that :
A)-365 days of reciting love sonnets was too much strain on his limited, medieval vocabulary,
B)-non stop courting by the moonlight was turning him into an insomniac and
C)-he was running out of items to barter in exchange for herbal viagra.

However up to the 18th century the most fervor displayed during Valentine’s Day was the exchange of handmade cards by a besotted few.
It wasn’t until the 21st century that corporations and the mass media realized the potential of commercial exploitation of old Chaucer’s decision . And Valentine’s Day evolved into the commercialized, laced with reciprocal intent, somewhat obligated transaction that we know and love today💘.
The typical Valentine’s Day consumer usually falls into one of the three categories :
1- The Celebrators,🎉
these starry eyed propagators of everlasting romance( usually comprising of newly weds still in the honeymoon phase, and those in the initial, heady throes of romance , oblivious to impending future disasters ) are ready and willing to scoop up all things pink and red and throbbing with passion 😳 in an attempt to woe their beloved.
From overpriced flowers , gourmet chocolates , edible undies and cheesy cards, to Kim Kardashian’s Valentine’s Day special butt and boob venom 😳. These smitten, swooning, over the nauseatingly cheery duo’s are ready to hop onto the love train with aplomb💘.

2- The obligated spenders,💸
This griping ,eye rolling, profoundly sighing group usually comprises of members of the heterogametic sex , who participate in the love fest out of :
A) sheer obligation to prove their undying love and loyalty for the umpteenth time,
B) An opportunity to score bonus points to be redeemed later on in the year – read forgotten birthdays , obscure anniversaries, wet towels on the bed etc..
And
C)mainly to avoid being in the dog house with their significant other- Read sleeping on the couch and no home runs.

3-The lonely haters club,👤
This group includes all the self deprecating, cynical, sulky, vindictive( read freshly dumped), self piteous single people.
These purveyors of anti romantic sentiments while harshly criticizing their happily cooing counterparts, are desperately seeking soul mates ( read -tinder, okcupid, zoosk).
Ready to shed their masks of emphatic hatred towards all things mushy and pink and join the ranks of the happily ever afters💞.

So that’s it for this Valentine’s Day roundup, let me know which category you happen to fall into this year✨

Until next time xoxo💋!

What not to do on Facebook 🚫

Ok here’s some news you haven’t heard before : Facebook is the epicenter of almost everyone’s lives today. At any given time 1.038 billion of us are using Facebook ! Let’s face of it majority of us won’t consider our day as officially underway unless we have logged onto Facebook and gone over our news feed with a magnifying glass 🔎.
There’s no denying it Facebook has a plethora of advantages for its users . It’s a way to connect with loved 💞ones, to share fun ✨memories , get interesting information🤓, have a laugh😅 , learn something 🤔new , get your daily news , catch up on gossip🤐 , stalk👀 your ex, stalk👁 a friend/ enemy you secretly admire 💙 but outwardly hate 💚and the list goes on…
But as with all things good. People tend abuse and overuse Facebook to the point that it becomes quiet frankly an annoying pain in the a** to everyone on their friends list.

Disclaimer: – This article is meant to amuse 😆, so if you are someone who is easily offended, instantly incensed, are looking for a reason to vent , or have no sense of humor😠 . Move on. 🏃🏾

Otherwise keep on reading because you are about to find out just what not to do on Facebook.😉

1- Dont be an obnoxious relationship flaunter,

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I swear if I have to read yet another “#Best hubby ever ! So blessed to have you in my life! Xoxo!” status update I will end up in jail on account of attempted man slaughter.
For the last time ! No one wants to hear your sappy, over the top proclamations of undying love for your husband/boyfriend/ partner.
Instead of logging onto Facebook every time your heart starts overflowing with undeclared love. Do us all a favor, jolt your snoring love machine from his stupor, and enlighten him. I assure you, the 500+ people on your friends list will thank you for this small favor. 😒

2- Keep your food fetish in the kitchen where it belongs,
Unless you intend to send everyone one your list a food package this instant , or invite them all over for dinner, or you happen to be a food blogger . No one gives a shit about what you cooked today. So put down the camera and let us eat in peace you pyscho.

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Still not convinced you have a compulsive obsessive food disorder? Mental health experts have linked taking/ sharing too many pictures of food to mental illness. Time to check into the looney bin pal.

3- The birthday, anniversary , childbirth ranter,
So it’s your spouse’s , boyfriend’s, children’s birthday, anniversary or their kindergarten graduation. That’s just fabulous, so unless your husband is a soldier deployed in Africa, or your first born is in boarding school in Alaska you can very well wish them in person.

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And unless you intend to auction off that birthday cake and all of their/ your gifts, the used gift wrap and all the candles you own and lit just for taking those pictures. There is no need to broadcast them along with an over the top nauseating status update on Facebook , we really don’t care!

4- The accidental supermodel/ selfie queen👑

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Ok here’s are the facts: You are no Kate moss or Gigi Hadid and the paparazzi won’t chase you if you paid them💰. So quit posting pics of yourself casually strolling along fully kitted up and act like someone just happened to snap a few hundred shots of you in monochrome no less and put them up as your profile pic .

Same goes for looking over the shoulder or staring out in the distance accidental on purpose selfies . We are sick of them, spare us, stop fishing for likes and get a life . Or hire a photographer and get over your self obsession once and for all.

5- The over zealous parent ,👶🏽
Yes we know your children are the center of your lives as they are for most parents . Let’s just keep it that way. No one but your family and closest, loyal and obligated friends will want to see and comment on endless pics of your little ones in their rompers, dresses, awake , asleep, on their own , being forced to pose next to stuffed toys, holiday props ,your sleeping husband … You get the idea.

6- The compliment inventor ,😳
So the supermarket, grocery store, gas station clerk couldn’t believe you hadn’t even graduated from first grade and you were the mother of two? Maybe you should stop shopping at stores that:
(A) don’t offer vision insurance to the staff- the guy has cataracts.
(B) don’t mind their staff coming in drunk to work or
(C) encourage the staff to lie through their teeth in order to get tips .

7- Thy mother is thy life,💖

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We have no doubt that your mother is your backbone, your rock , your entire world. We are also 100% sure she would love it if you were to tell her all this in person or over the phone instead of posting it on Facebook along with grainy pics from your unrecognizable past .
Happy Mother’s Day indeed 🎉.

8- The desperado,
yes you know who you are. The attention craving poster of statuses that range from “I’m so alone” , “my life is over”, “I’m pissed”, “feeling so sick🤒” , ” the best day ever!” and “Las Vegas here I come!”.
The fact is. Your cunningly crafted, narcissistic, sympathy seeking, envy invoking attempt is not only glaringly transparent. It is profoundly annoying to the vast majority of people on your list who have zero interest but will nevertheless be subjected to the rants of a raving lunatic.

9- The overly devoted, husband,💞
Re read no-1 on the list then come back here. This guy won’t be able to digest his meal unless he brags about it first on Facebook. “My darling wife made me a smashing meal today!” followed by several pictures of the aforementioned meal probably taken under duress.
Thanks a lot dude! As if the half a dozen pictures your wife posted minutes before, to convince us that your home is an underground 5 Michelin star 🌟Zagat rated restaurant we would never have known . Now why don’t you go wash the dishes and belch out Justin Bieber’s “baby” 🎼to your Martha Stewart while you are at it.

10- The rambling ranter 🗣,
This person has ranting down to a science, politics, sports , religion , social causes. Whatever the hot topic of the moment you can expect an endless stream of opinionated, obnoxious and awkward witticisms.
With an invitation to engage in a ferocious,often venomous discourse in an attempt to shove their righteous beliefs down everyone’s throats.
Hate to break it to you pal , but no one is going to experience an epiphany✨ just by reading your one of your posts.

There you have it people the top 10 things not to do 🚫on Facebook. What are some of your Facebook peeves😡 Let me know !

Until next time xoxo💋!

Shopping etiquette fails -A Shopaholic’s guide to shopping faux pas 🚫

Finishing schools might have gone out of fashion but guess what people? Good manners are still very much in demand.
Which brings us to today’s mad rant , the severe and widespread lack of shopping etiquette . Yes ladies it doesn’t matter how many deals 💰 you scored on your latest shopping expedition. If you were guilty of even one of these you aren’t a true shopaholic diva 👑.
Following are the major shopping etiquette fails that a true diva or any decent, self respecting human being should avoid indulging in 😳

1-Incessant honking 📢
If by chance you have spotted someone about to exit their parking spot, honking your horn at them to rush their departure is not only downright rude it’s not going to make them move any faster. This is especially true if the person has tons of bag to offload or they have children with them.
It’s a mall🛍 people not a hundred yard 🏁dash to your car. Give people time! ⏱I assure you they are not intending to pitch a tent in the parking space and have a picnic . Most people are desperate to head home after a long day of shopping. So keep your hair on or if you are that impatient then pay for valet parking you cheap skate.💰
While we are on the subject of parking here’s another parking lot peeve I ought to mention.
2-The makeup💄/cell phone 📱maven,
This is the person who considers their car as a combination telephone booth and makeup room. This person lulls their parking lot stalker into a false sense of scoring a parking space 🚗 victory✌🏼 by swinging their shopping bags in the trunk, entering the car and never leaving!
They will either engage in a lengthy phone conversation or attempt to do a complicated , cut crease, smoky eye,makeup look or both 😳.
Ladies if you must paint your faces 💅🏼💄,there is a reason malls bathrooms are equipped with mirrors . And if you must reconcile with your 💔 ex on the phone, wait till you go home . He’s highly unlikely to score 👫 in the 10-20 minutes it takes you to drive home from the mall 😡.
3-The impatient, audible sigher,
Here’s the thing if I’m going to spend the time and energy to get to the mall , fight crowds and finally make it to the checkout utterly disheveled, than 9 out of 10 times I will have an overflowing cart or basket. Now usually if I see someone behind me who has just a couple of items I let them go ahead of me out of common courtesy.
Sometimes however the clerk has already starting scanning my merchandise when this person pops up out of nowhere right behind me and starts audibly sighing and pulling faces.
Which I can clearly see 👁owing to my excellent peripheral vision. So here’s the deal, if you’re going to shop at the mall or the grocery store and pick up a pair of socks or a pack of ramen than by all means use the 10 items or less line . If you are going to stand behind me, then wait your turn patiently or haul your tailgating , ass home and shop online .
4-The howling hyenas,
Ok ladies I get it , you and your bffs love shopping💞 so do i. That’s still no reason to create a racket and annoy the hell out of others around you. Malls are public places and everyone, single or in a group has a right to enjoy themselves without being subjected to loud, raucous laughter and high pitched shrieks ( read nails on a board ).🗣So ladies have fun 🎉on your day out but keep those 📣decibels down this ain’t a night club💃🏻.
5-Loitering teens ,
Now I know malls are a popular hang out/ date spot for teenagers. And on regular days I couldn’t care less if they set up camp all day in the food court.
But on important shopping holidays like 4th of July, Black Friday and Boxing Day. When malls are already bursting at the seams and parking and floor space is scarce. The last thing serious shoppers need is droves of rowdy teens making goggly eyes at each other and hoarding tables in the food court.
If you intend to actually shop then you are more than welcome otherwise please stay home and work on your YouTube Chanels I assure you will not be missed .
6-Rude hand gestures & swearing,
Yes we know the “finger” was the your first and last attempt at sign language . And the only spelling bee you ever participated in was the one with swear words. Well guess what you are rude and offensive . So why don’t you go home and wash out that mouth with pine sol and shove that hand gesture up your a** .
7-Venting in the mall/store
Ok so maybe you’ve had a shit day at work/school or maybe your life just generally sucks .
Whatever the reason, the store clerks and other customers aren’t there to act as your personal punching bags. There is no reason for you to vent 🗣your frustrations out on them.

You have a short fuse💡 here’s an idea : book yourself a few sessions of an anger management course or go see a shrink .
8-The queue owner
The unsaid rule about queuing is that once you forfeit your place in line consider it gone. Unless you happen to ask the person either in front or behind to hold your spot for you. That being said don’t expect to sashay off for a latte☕️ and expect the line to part for you like the Red Sea . 🌊You ain’t Moses honey ✨
There you have it ladies the handbook of shopping etiquette 🚫fails. Share some of your own etiquette fail 🚫stories and remember ladies it’s curiosity that killed the cat 😿not courtesy. 💖
Until next time ladies xoxo💋!