Thoughts & Reflections

2014 Favorites :) ❤

Hola Fellaz!!

I can’t believe today is the last day of 2014. I mean it was just yesterday I was out and about shopping for my birthday. Time is passing so quickly I can hardly keep track anymore.

Now I am not a very cool person and doing monthly favorites or general favorites for that matter have never been my thing. I fall in and out of love way too quickly. However this year I decided to do a 2014 Favorites post. So let’s get started! 😀

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~ Blog ~

I have written some cool pieces this year and I am kind of very proud of them (even if they aren’t very cool as per the standard, haha). The first thing I am super happy about is the ‘Lately’ posts – snippets of my everyday life. When I started Rebel’s Spot I had somewhat promised myself not to go personal on the blog but there was also a part of me who wanted to turn a section of the blog into my private diary kind of thing and hence started the Lately category. Thanks to Becky from MilkBubbleTea blog for inspiring me. I actually love all of them and am linking them (CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM) for you all to have a look. 😀

I wrote two personal posts which I love rereading every now and then and I think you should give them a read too so; SMILE – YOU ARE TOO YOUNG TO BE THIS SAD and THOUGHTS ~ Staying Strong 365 Days a Week Book by Demi Lovato & Mantra Magic

 My favorite post however remain saying Goodbye to 2013 (Click here to see it). Favorite post ever I would say.

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~ Beauty ~

I like how I have got into beauty recently (I don’t like the affect it has made on my saving plans though 😛 ) Most of the year has been spent checking the aisles of the beauty section of every store I have ever been to. I have experimented, learned and read so much about beauty, skincare and have discovered such nice products which is an extremely new thing for me. All in all I am happy about it.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash has been my constant partner this year keeping my oiliness much under control. The Body Shop Born Lippy in Strawberry has been a complete babe. I just love the lip balm so much. It leaves my lips soft, smooth, plum and pink. Maybelline Colossal Kajal and Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen have been amazing too. I do not look like someone has smacked my eye sockets ever since I started using these, ha. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer have helped me cover up my acne so well throughout the year. I love these too as they are light on the skin and have 12+ hrs amazing staying power. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream has been such a soothing product for my face and has fixed my dry patches immensely. The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask has been a champ. It reduces oiliness and blackheads when used regularly and I have been doing nothing else. I do let the routine slip sometimes and that’s just okay.

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~ Body ~

Marks & Spencer Nature’s Extracts Fresh Aloe Vera Exfoliating Body Scrub has been amazing. It keeps the skin smooth and smells so fresh and green.

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~ Nails Wise ~

Essence Nail Polish in That’s What I Mint, Wanna Be Your Sunshine and Off To Miami by Essence have been gorgeous. I love wearing these three together.

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~ Fragrance Wise ~

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell in Bloom and Victoria’s Secret Night body mists has been my favorite this year. I have loved using 212 VIP Perfume by Carolina Herrera a lot too this year.

Fashion

~ Fashion ~

I loved my Leopard Ring by Max and my Leaf Ear Cuff by Parfois. The best picks of this year, ha. Let’s not forget my latest purchase Printed TightsI am in love with these and can’t wait to wear them out, haha.

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~ Books ~

I am actually sad about this category because I didn’t read much this year. With what little I read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Click here for review) has been the best book. I loved it so much and would recommend it to the whole wide world. A must, must read if you haven’t already. There are two other books I liked and did not review yet; 1- Fifty Shades of Grey (Book 1) which was all kind of amazing and 2- The Truth About Alice was such a good read and I would recommend it to every (teenage) girl out there.

I wish I could include The Book Thief and The Forty Rules of Love here but as I sucked at reading this year, these two will be included in next year’s post, lol.

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~ Movies/Shows ~

I am not a movie person anymore. I’ve become too impatient for them. Favorite movie for this year has got to be The Fault in Our Stars (Click here for review). The book didn’t have that much affect on me the way the movie did. I simply loved it.

SHERLOCK and DOCTOR WHO!!!!! Team Moffat all the wayyy, haha!!! 😀 I have loved these two so muchhhh and these shows have made me cry buckets and buckets of tears but that’s alright. Mr Moffat is allowed to do as he pleases. I can’t wait to watch more of these two in 2015.

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~ Music ~

Hmm, I have been hearing a few albums on repeat this year. For once I have heard old albums of One Direction on repeat. Then albums wise I have heard X by Ed Sheeran, Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey, Four by One Direction and 1989 by Taylor Swift. Singles wise: Rude by Magic, I Wanna Be Yours by Artic Monkey, Parachute (acoustic version) by Ingrid Michaelson (thanks Pretty Little Liars), Counting Stars and Love Runs Out by One Republic, Team by Lorde and Ayo Technology by Milow. Soundtrack wise: (500) Days of Summer.

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I didn’t do Food favorites because… seriously how do you even decide that? Some life related stuff; I graduated from uni with Bachelors degree and I have started working full time now for an Electrical Engineering company.

 And that’s it. We have covered my year in 2014, ha.

Hope you guys had a good 2014. May you have a splendid 2015 filled with love, happiness and lots of peace of mind. 🙂

See you on the other side, aye! ❤

Love yourself – often and enough

~F x

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Lately

Goodbye 2013 :)

Warning: This post contains a lot of pictures. 🙂

Its New Year’s Eve, guys!!! and I am home because I have no plans of going out. *yaaaay (morbid tone)*

2013 has been an interesting year. For me it has largely revolved around three things; food, books and All-Things-British.

1-    Food Junkie – Eat like there is no tomorrow

In my spring semester this year, my friends and I had taken a secret oath to eat at every restaurant we know of or wanted to try, that too every single day. We used to get an hour’s break, sometimes two or sometimes we would stay back in college just because we had plans of going for lunch or just talk and stuff. I am very proud to say we literally left no place we didn’t eat at. It was one hell of a semester and yes I got broke multiple times in a month. 😀 Then of course there were a lot of dinners with family that contributed a lot to my calories intake. 😛

 My Food Year In Pictures

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D'arcy Kitchen
D’arcy Kitchen

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Paul ❤
Paul ❤

I had been cheating on Second Up with Starbucks year round. xD
I had been cheating on Second Up with Starbucks year round. xD

 

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Address Cafe

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Address Cafe

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Deyar Cafe - Moroccon Tea
Deyar Cafe – Moroccon Tea

Deyar's Chicken Submarine sandwich is to die for ❤
Deyar’s Chicken Submarine sandwich is to die for ❤ 

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Charlie's Grilled Subs
Charlie’s Grilled Subs

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McArabia

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Smurfilicious – Blue McFlurry Oreo

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Peri Peri ~ Nandos
Peri Peri ~ Nandos

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2-    Reading

“I drank coffee and read old books and waited for the year to end.”

This quote describes my 2013 so well. I literally did nothing but read all year. I would take a mug of coffee or a cup of green tea and sit all day and all night reading books. It all started with me crying the whole 2012 about how I want to read so many books but don’t have the time to. By the end of 2012 I resolved I should quit crying and instead utilize that cribbing time by reading books. I started slowly and by the end of summer 2013 I was done with 39 books. Much of them included books I had wanted to read since forever. Then of course college started and I couldn’t read much because final year and too much pressure.

 “People are okay. But I prefer the company of books.”

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Fallen by Lauren Kate – and my Note II

 

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Fallen by Lauren Kate

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This reminded me of Pretty Little Liars xD – Fallen by Lauren Kate

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The Time Keeper by Mitch Album ❤
The Time Keeper by Mitch Album ❤

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My Eyore took quite a liking towards this book!! x)

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Prize World by James Smith

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Prize World by James Smith

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The Hunger Games – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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3-    The British Invasion – All Things British

This year had been a major British Invasion in my life. Be it Television, Music, Fashion, Blogging… anything – it had mostly been just British, British and British.

~British Invasion On Me~

Totally in love with Downton Abbey
Totally in love with Downton Abbey

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Take Me Home Tour and Midnight Memories – One Direction has kept their Directioners very busy this year. 😀 ❤

Bastille - New Music Love - This band is LOVE.
Bastille – New Music Love – This band is LOVE.

The hoodie and accessories ❤ (going to do a post on the accessories later)
The hoodie and accessories ❤ (going to do a post on the accessories later)

Bloggers - Zoe Sugg and Tanya Burr | Love these two so very much ❤
Bloggers and YouTubers – Zoe Sugg and Tanya Burr | Love these two so very much ❤

PointlessBlog - Adorable Alfie :) ❤
YouTuber – PointlessBlog – (Adorable) Alfie 🙂 ❤

Blogger/Youtuber - Lily Pebbles ❤ | she is so inspiring. I love her. ❤
Blogger/Youtuber – Lily Pebbles ❤ | she is so inspiring. I love her. ❤

Blogger and recently YouTuber - (Beautiful) Becky from Milk Bubble Tea :) | Love her blog and her pictures. ❤
Blogger and recently YouTuber – (Beautiful) Becky from Milk Bubble Tea 🙂 | Love her blog and her pictures. ❤

All in all, 2013 was amazing. Wishing and praying 2014 is way more awesome. 🙂

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