Life

I ❤ Autumn

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The downside of living in a desert country is that you will only get two seasons: very hot summer and mild summer. For some people this might be ideal but for me not really. I like all the four seasons and there is nothing more I like than to daydream about them when most of the world is enjoying them and I am not.

Autumn is my favorite among the four and the amount of autumnal vibes coming my way through social media this month made me want to write a huge post on all the things I love about this gorgeous season. ❤

Changing Colors

Changing Colors

This is my most favorite part of autumn. I love how the trees change colors from green to yellow and orange. I love how the roads and parks are filled with dried up leaves and the crunchy sound they make when a person walks on them. Sunsets become even more beautiful than usual with the sky displaying shades of deep blue, pink, purple and violet and a trip to the beach is always an amazing idea.

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Outdoors

Outdoors

I love it when summer turns to autumn and instead of harsh heat we are welcomed by a cool breeze in the afternoon and evening. For someone who works out this is such a great time to leave the gym or indoors for a while and do their cardio outside. I love walking in huge parks that are not stripped off most of their nature. I love it when we can walk to places that are not very far to get some errands done. I just generally like the whole idea of spending more time out in the nature when the weather is being such a babe.

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Hot Beverages

After summer and all the cold beverages encircling that season, I love how the choices go from cold coffee/tea and frappuccino to latte, mocha, macchiato, black and green tea. I love drinks so I am always happy when there is a change in that section. I also love how Starbucks comes out autumn inspired drinks like ‘Pumpkin Spice Latte’ and if you’re lucky enough you get autumn themed cups to go with them.

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Trends

Trends

I love how the lip colors get berry colored bolder and eye lashes become intense than usual. The copper eyelids are another of my favorite thing about this season. Fashion wise I love how everything starts getting darker. Maroon and navy blue colors are such hits. I love those stunning slouchy sweaters and blanket-y yet stylish scarves people start wrapping around them. I also like how everyone starts wearing super cool boots and sneakers.

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Halloween

I love it how with the start of autumn everyone gets excited for Halloween for real and planning their getups. I like it how YouTube gets filled up with videos and tutorials of new ideas every day. I love the mad obsession with pumpkins too and lovely shots people post on their Instagram.

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Lights

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All the Other Things

These are things that I haven’t experienced yet but love them still. I love how everyone starts talking about and buying new fall inspired candles and fairy lights and lanterns become a part of home décor. I love it when people talk about Lush Bath bombs or put up picture of the lovely effect of them in their tubs.

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This was my mini love post for autumn. I hope you guys liked it. Now, why don’t you guys tell me what’s your three most favorite things about this lovely season? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

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Food

Living The Starbucks Life ~ Red Cup Edition

Seeing how much you guys liked my last Living The Starbucks Life post, I decided to do another one featuring their festive Red Cups. Whenever Christmas season starts, Starbucks come out with their Red Cups. I absolutely love them and I honestly wait all year for it. Coming from someone who doesn’t like paper cups, these cute cups are my favorite thing about Christmas now.

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1- Toffee Nut Latte

The moment I spotted Red Cups in my local Starbucks I ordered their limited edition festive drink Toffee Nut Latte. The sweet taste of toffee melting in my mouth is perhaps what I look forward to in December. It is not a sickly sweet taste as long as it’s hot. The moment it’s cold I can’t have it unless I force it down my throat. While going through the pictures I realized I did not order Toffee Nut Frappuccino this time and I deeply regret it. From what I remember, Toffee Nut tastes milder than it does in the Latte. Have to wait till December now to get my hands on it – dammit.

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2- Signature Hot Chocolate

I didn’t keep it to just ordering Toffee Nut this time around. I ordered their Signature Hot Chocolate. I haven’t had it since forever. I loved the creaminess and how soothing it was for my tummy. I can’t wait to have another cup over the weekend.

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3- Double Mocha Macchiato

Like I mentioned in my previous post – I LOVE DMM!! It’s like the best drink ever. I would advice every single one of you to go have it right now if you haven’t tried it already.

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4- Obsession

I am currently obsessed with trying their Peanut Butter Stack but Chocolate Lovin’ Cake won’t let me. I always go for it instead. It has become my standard order.

What is your favorite drink/food from Starbucks?

~F x

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Catch-up Posts

CATCH-UP POST #8

I had been quite busy this week and couldn’t blog for three days. However, the roundup looks pretty good.

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1- BEAUTY ~ An Appointment with Bobbi Brown – Had an appointment at Bobbi Brown and I asked the sales person all things beauty and noted some great tips and advises too.

2- It’s Coffee O’ Clock~ – This time I went to Caribou Cafe for coffee and had a great time trying different drinks and their chocolate cake.

3 – NOTD ~ Rimmel Salon Pro Lycra 713 Britpop – Winter is here and I am shifting to Blue nail polish again. Britpop is one of the best shades.

4- Lately #9 – What I have been up to this week plus lots of Penguins stuff.

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Lately

Lately #9

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1- Revisiting

I haven’t mentioned it on the blog yet but before I started having Starbucks like an addict I was too much into Second Cup and that too just one drink – Delato. I used to have it so much but then I discovered Starbucks and ever since then I joke around saying I cheated on Second Cup with Starbucks. I know lame. I went back to Second Cup last week and ordered Delato again and enjoyed it immensely. I also thought about how I haven’t ever tried anything else there and that I should visit Second Cup sometimes too. It would be so much easier if they can open it in Carrefour Mall.

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2- Doctor Who

I started Doctor Who in September I guess. I can’t remember. I loveeeeeeee this show. I have been so occupied with work and life I haven’t been able to watch more of it. I have season 8 to watch and I must add I LOVE Peter Capaldi. He is extremely cool and his accent is AWESOME!!!! I did see a few episodes of season 8 but stopped because I wanted to see it all in one go with the finale. Here is a picture of me watching the last episode of Matt Smith as The Doctor. I cried, I cried a lot. ‘The first face this face saw’. Thank you for all the feels, Mr. Moffat. I love you. Drowning my tears with the help of McDonald’s McFlurry Oreo.

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3- Obsessed

I am obsessed with buying new books these days and want to increase my collection as much as I can even though there are about 50 books in my shelf that I haven’t even started reading yet. If you have any suggest for good books do let me know, especially with gorgeous covers. I am feeling very spendy at the moment.

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4- Movie Time

I went to see Penguins of Madagascar last week. Seats were booked throughout the first week and I was busy with work so couldn’t really go. We had this deal over here where we could order drinks and popcorn and in a tumbler and a bucket with the penguins on it – such an awesome offer. The penguin on the tumbler was removable so I took it off and placed it next to Sherman on my table. They make a great team. Now I am just wondering what to fill the bucket with.

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5- Happy Meal

I love me some McDonald’s Happy Meal every now and then. They had Penguins of Madagascar this time and of course I had to bring those adorable creatures home. I have all four of them and I am one happy chappy at the moment.

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6- Movember

Forgot including this in last week’s Lately post. I was supporting Movember with me bushy mustache last month. xD

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7- Change

Lastly I got a haircut. As you can see my hair were long and pretty untamable, this was bound to happen though I really didn’t think my hairdresser would cut them real short. I love the change and my head feels really light. I am contemplating on cutting them shorter. What do you guys say?

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Food

It’s Coffee O’ Clock~

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Seeing how much you guys liked my Starbucks post (click here to read it) a few days back, I thought I’ll do another coffee bar post. This time my choice was Caribou Coffee. When Caribou opened here couple of years back, I wasn’t much of a fan of their coffee but with time they have really evolved. I went out with my brother and his girl to try some drinks out.

I ordered a Dark Turtle Mocha Cooler with Caramel drizzle, my brother’s girl ordered Hot Chocolate with Milk Chocolate Microchips, and my brother ordered their Fudgy Wudgy Chocolate Cake. Our order got misinterpreted and we got Dark Turtle Mocha Hot as well. The staff was kind enough to not charge us for it and give it as complimentary. I was over the moon because more coffee, haha.

Caribou has a distinctive taste in their drinks just like Starbucks. All their drinks taste different and so good. Dark Turtle Mocha Cooler and Hot one tasted strong and gave me a buzz. It’s for anyone who doesn’t like their coffee sweet. I had caramel drizzle but it still gave a strong taste. Their Hot Chocolate was good too, made for sweet craving people, and had cute little chocolate chips in it. Fudgy Wudgy Chocolate Cake was an attempt at Starbucks Chocolate Lovin’ Cake but Fudgy Wudgy was very sweet – not for someone like me who likes very mild sugar.

I loved hanging out at Caribou. Their bar is decorated with browns and feels super cozy. Their outlet in Muscat Grand Mall especially is super pretty. They also have such fun names for their drinks and other items. I always love going through their menu. Do grab a drink from them the next time you spot Caribou.

Love,

~F x

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