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.

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~ 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

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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