Lately

Lately #15 ~ Monday Babblings

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Hie you guys!

How’s everyone doing? I hope everyone had a good weekend and start of the week. I wanted to do a serious post but then I got lazy and thought of doing a chatty one instead where I just share stuff that’s been going on with me. Well there hasn’t been much except me staying at home mostly and scrubbing the house clean all day errrdayy. In between all that there have been a few things that make me believe I have a life.

For starters I have got back into reading. I was in a reading slump but now it’s all good. I am going to pop a post tomorrow so watch this space. 😀

Music wise there are some songs I have been listening to on repeat. Pretty Little Liar’s soundtrack has been on fleek this season. They had such amazing tracks but Give Us a Little Love by Fallulah have been the best. Good For You by Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky is another one of my favorite these days. I love how sexy Selena’s voice is in this song and A$AP’s part is super cool. One Direction came out with their new single Drag Me Down which is nice too. I saw the video and Louis looks *insert HUGE heart eye emoji* super love. I also gave a listen to Lana Del Rey’s single High By The Beach. It’s similar to all her other numbers but I still like it plus she looks fabulous in the video.

Fashion wise Dungarees are back in trend. *8 years old me is doing the happy dance in one right now* I love the causal/comfy look. I am all about that life lol. I can’t stop drooling over all the different styles and cuts. I am extremely tempted to order them all but momma can’t afford right now, kiddos, ha. xD My favorite has got to be mid thigh/above the ankle, side buttons and ripped ones. Ah, absolute dream.

Makeup wise I have been obsessed with the brand Bourjois. I have been swatching there product every now and then when I visit the mall and I am in love. Their blushers and velvet lipsticks/lip gloss has caught my fancy. Fragrance wise I can’t stop thinking about Victoria’s Secret body mists. I want to go there and say ‘one of each please’. One day I will do that.

In other news, I have been missing L a lot from Death Note. I might have an urge to rewatch the anime and movies. I have also been re-watching Friends (yes, I have that much time) and I feel like I will never love another show again now. Not for a while at least. *psst don’t tell Sheldon*

What have you guys been up to?! Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

~F x

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Accessories, Fashion

New Bag from Call It Spring + What’s Inside It~

I am a sucker for huge bags because I like to roam around with half my house in it. I am one of those people who are always ready for an emergency – an emergency that never happen lol. It’s not easy to carry the extra luggage all the time especially when you start noticing how much it is affecting your shoulders and spine. I decided to train myself with a small bag and let me tell you – I love it. *I can’t believe I just said that*

I bought this bag from Call It Spring in the winter but it’s only now I have started using it frequently. The Aztec pattern attracted me towards it. It was gorgeous and even though I was reluctant but I gave in and bought it. It was for RO 22 but there was a sale going on at that time so I got a good discount like about RO 14.

Even though it’s mini and pretty, my hoarder self doesn’t stop from filling it to the brim. It has just one compartment where I keep the basic contents like my wallet, cell phone, a portable charger (currently using Wintouch PB03 10000mAh which is amazing and works with all cell phones and cables), headphones, a mini lotion, and a mini scent.

It has a pocket inside with a zip. I keep a bit of makeup there whatever I am feeling in that moment. Mostly I keep a lip balm, eyeliner/kohl, pocket mirror, nail cutter and strip of Panadol. There are two more pockets opposite to it without any zipper. I keep tissue papers there. The pocket on the top store cotton buds for the sudden itch 😛 and that’s about it.

Love

~F x

Accessories, Fashion

The Perfect Golden Dial ~ Aldo Accessories

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 I spoke about my latest purchase from Aldo in Feb I guess! (Click here!) I found this gorgeous Golden dial with cursive numbers. It came with a set of 5 changeable straps and was for RO 16. It has three plain straps; Mint Green, White & Brown, and the other two straps are printed; Red Polka Dots & Floral. These are really pretty and go along with lots of clothes.

The durability of these straps isn’t that good especially the printed ones because they are made of cloth and even though I haven’t used it much but you can already see it has got threads coming out from the sides and is also coming undone. This was a huge disappointment. I am just being careful now while using them and would suggest that if you are buying a watch set from Aldo or from anywhere really make sure to have a thorough look through at the material of the straps.

I won’t say I am disappointed with the purchase because I really am not. The options are great and they look really pretty on the wrist. I would just wish they do better with the quality the next time around!

Ciao~

F x

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Fragrance, Wishlist

My Current Fragrance Wish List~

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I love to purchase a good perfume every now on then. Mine used to last quite a while previously but now I finish a bottle way too quickly. I made this wish list because these are a few I would love to have right now. This is not my ultimate list but someday I will write one. I just need to hoard more perfumes before that 😉

I am a huge fan of Victoria’s Secret Body Mists and I have been using Bombshell in Bloom and Angel Gold from a while and totally love them. I would love to get my hands on the perfumes now. While Bombshell in Bloom’s packaging is cute and girlish which goes well with its floral scent, Angel Gold’s packaging is sexy as the bottle has wings at the back. It smells of musk and sandalwood. Don’t be put off before you give it a sniff. I know you would fall in love too. 😉

The Body Shop Forbidden Flower Eau de Toilette is a limited edition fragrance that I am dying to purchase. It is not your usual light floral smell from The Body Shop. This one is a bit strong more masculine one. Definitely something that is up my street. And time name – it’s to die for. ❤

I recently tried YSL Black Opium and now I cannot stop thinking about it. A very sultry smelling perfume that costs about RO 54.600 or something; damn expensive but would be so worth it.

Carolina Herrera VIP 212 would be more of a repurchase. I love how strong and unique it smells. I kind of want to make it a staple in my fragrance collection. I tried their new edition but didn’t like it one bit. Classics are forever I guess.

~F x

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Fragrance

My Favorite Victoria’s Secret Body Mists ❤

My Fav VS Body Mists

I was compiling a list of perfumes for an upcoming post when inspiration hit me and I decided to share some of my favorite body mists from Victoria’s Secret. Body Mists are lighter than perfumes but are still worth having. I like Victoria’s Secret body mist more because they come in travel friendly size. I always have one of these in my bag every time I go out. I bought three a few months back and have been using them a lot in rotation and there is still so much to go.

All of these mists have a sexy smell to them. Bombshell in Bloom was the first one I started using. It has a floral smell that is girlish/flirtish sort. I fell in love with it on first sniff – definitely the one to have in your collection for summer. Angel Gold has a musk filled sandalwood kind of tone. It was the last one I started using because I wasn’t sure if I liked it that much but now it’s all I use – perfect for evenings out. Night is what love at first sight would feel like I am sure. As per VS it smells like ‘fruity notes, exotic florals, dark woods and sultry musks’, do I really need to add more? If you buy just one mist then make sure it is Night because it’s all you will ever need.

Have a good weekend ya’ll!

Love,

~F x

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Accessories, Fashion

New on Wrist~

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My search for a golden dial watch came to an end couple of weeks ago when I was in Aldo browsing its aisle of pretty accessories. I loved the huge mild golden dial it had and the gorgeous Mint strap was such an added bonus because lately I have been loving all things mint. The numbers are in cursive style which is oh so lovely. This dial is my dream come true. ❤

This dial came with four more changeable straps, all of the equally pretty. So far I have just used the Mint one but do expect a post about them all in the coming days. I would like to add, even though the durability of these straps is not that good but they do look pretty on the arm.

Love,

Fatima~

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Hair Care

Dreamin’ In A Haze of Blue

Just trying to be a little dramatic with the title up there, lol.

I have had my fair share of experiment with (not-anymore) luscious locks. I have dyed it and tried different hair cuts. It’s been a few years now I haven’t done anything with it because I have ruined my hair and am trying to take care of it and get it back to normal if not in the best condition. However that doesn’t stop me from bugging my Hairdresser by asking ridiculous questions and requests as well. Recently I have been denied the request of dyeing my hair Blue. He just won’t budge about it because 1- It’s difficult to get the kind of blue I want and 2- my hair is still in a horrible condition. He doesn’t want to risk it.

So today I am going to let you guys in on a secret – how I want my hair to be cut and dyed as soon as possible.

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I have always had medium length hair but never short so I am dying – like literally dying – to cut them real short. So either a short bob, really chopped hair or an extremely cute pixie cut is what I’ll be aiming for.

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I want to dye them blue because it is my favorite color and because I want to – ‘nuf said.

Ahh, these pictures are making me lose my head. I can’t wait to cut and dye my hair now. 😦

Have a good day, y’all!

Love,

~Fx

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A Bit of Shopping, Fashion

New In Closet~

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After tearing a giant hole in my Parfois bag that I intended to blog about and breaking my Adore bag recently, I was yet again on the hunt of finding a new bag that will take my rough treatment. I wanted to go for a plain black bag and wasn’t in the mood of spending much. H&M usually do expensive bags and I haven’t heard any reviews about them from people I know, so I never gave their bags much thought. Two weeks back I went there aimlessly and that’s where I found this beauty.

It’s a hard material plain black bag with gold detailing which is my favorite combination ever. It has short straps as well as long strap attachment too that turns it into a Satchel but I don’t take it that way (cuz I overdid that style for 2 years). The interior isn’t fancy. It has no compartments. It just has a small zip pocket on one side and two pockets on the other. It is very spacious too which is just awesome. It’s a dump-everything-in-me-while-rushing-out-of-the-door-cuz-you’re-late-AF bag. I LOVE IT!!!! The best thing about it is, it is weightless. I carry so much stuff with me + a huge book (always) and that all is weighing it down, but it still seems far weightless compared to my previous bags. Finding and purchasing it was like a dream come true.

It was originally RO 20.900 or RO 21.900 I guess, but it was reduced to RO 8.000. Now wasn’t that a great bargain?

Have a good day y’all 🙂

Love,

~F x

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Fashion

FASHION ~ Printed Tights

I thought to do a quick fashion post today. Now, I am not one of the most fashionable person or all that shiz. I prefer wearing clothes I am comfortable in and I don’t mind wearing them till they are totally ruined. One of my favorite clothing item is tights and I am famously known as the girl who would wear tights under tees, dresses, kameez and just about anything. I can’t help it, I just feel so comfy in them and they are easier to move in. I can’t remember the last time I wore jean, and yes one of the reason for that is my ever increasing waistline, but who cares as long as you have comfy tights to roam around in, lol.

I went to Max in Carrefour Seeb last week and got meself some printed tights. I know the fashion is almost dying now but having never tried anything exciting other than the basic plain black, blue and white tights I was excited to finally buy some.

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(In case it’s not clear – I am sitting on the bed’s edge)

The first one is blue jeggings also known as my usual attire. I love these as it gives you a feeling of wearing jeans while still being extremely comfortable. It is my go-to and on-the-run tights from about a month now.

The second one is an Aztec print tight. The material is thick and seems quite sturdy. I loved this print as it was simple and singular. I usually find Aztec tights with too many prints criss-crossing each other as such a put off so when I found these I knew I had to get them.

The third one is a floral print. I always found floral print to be too girlish and some were just too in your face kind of until I tried these. These are blue jeggings with pink flowers on it and are simply gorgeous.

I am so glad I picked these as they so comfortable to wear and acceptable almost anywhere, ha. I doubt I’ll be wearing anything else now until I am forced by mum. *argues – Dobby is 18+. Dobby is a free elf. Dobby won’t take new clothes*

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Happy Monday! 🙂

Ciao & Love,

~F x

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Wishlist

Wishlist #1 ~ Summer Lovin’

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Did I ever tell you guys about how bad I am at shopping? Or how annoying I find the whole process? Well not really anymore as I shop quite often now but previously the word shopping itself used to give me headache. I was never a very girly sort of a girl. I was more of a tomboy and anything girly would instantly bug me. As the years went by that part of me started to sober down and now I enjoy a lot of activities that I previously used to hate; shopping for once, cleaning the house, being in the kitchen preparing food, etc.

Lately I have been shopping like a diva and would like to tell you guys I survive on a pocket money as I don’t work yet. I am pretty broke right now because oh I am so good at planning my shopping lists and how-to-save money plans. (Signboard: Sarcasm – for any Sheldon Cooper out there reading this. Ps. I love you) Summer is full swings in Muscat with temperature rising to over 45 degrees in the day and the sun being brighter than any yellow/orange dress I will ever own. Ever single store here is on bumper sale – 50% off, 60% off, 70% off. Days like these I wish I had a very strong saving plan, but I don’t so I shall just look at them with wishful eyes.

To satisfy my broke self I came up with a wish list in hopes of organizing my needs and wants and buy things on priority basis and not succumb to being an impulsive shopper. I know it’s hard not to be one but I also believe that if you work according to a plan it can be avoided. Following is my wish list #1 for summer.

Wishlist #1

1-      The Body Shop Tea Tree facial wash – Because we are having a crazy summer, I need something that will help me fight off oily skin and acne

2-      The Body Shop Tea Tree body wash – I actually have heard a lot about this range from TBS and I want to try it myself to see if it helps acne on body too.

3-      The Body Shop Vitamin E overnight oil-in-serum – skincare, skincare, skincare – how much more can I emphasis on it now. I read quite a lot of good reviews about this product and I want to give it a go as recently my skin hasn’t been like it used to be. It’s rough and breaking out very often. I do believe I need to invest in good skincare products and eat/drink healthy too.

4-      Nike Free Trainers – Summer is the best season to work out and get into shape. No matter you workout indoors or out, you sweat a lot and you lose quickly. I want to lose whatever weight I have gained in my last two college semester and get fit hence I need me some Nike Free Trainers in Mint specifically because Nike is sturdy and Mint is lovely. 😉

5-      Essence 146 That’s What I Mint – now that we have Essence here in Oman I am dying to try their nail polishes. That’s What I Mint is such a soothing mint, I definitely want it in my collection.

6-      Essence 145 Flashy Pumpkin – 10 points to you if it reminded you of the Slutty Pumpkin from How I Met Your Mother. Flashy Pumpkin is a mix of Peachy Orange and I find it so attractive. Summer is all about bright colors.

7-      GAP Sandals – These lovely sandals were posted by Angie on her blog and immediately caught my attention. They are exactly what I have been wanting. Most of the stores are coming up with similar styles and I think I will go bankrupt trying to buy them all. Love these. Really hoping I can get my hands on them. *fingers crossed* (PS. Angie has a lovely blog. You should head over there are give hers a read and follow her too. You won’t regret it 🙂 )

I hope you enjoyed my wish list and this might have helped you in adding a little something to your own wish list. If you are making a wish list do let me know as I will be more than happy to read your wish list and blog too. 🙂

Till next time,

Love yourself often and enough!

Fam xx