December Favorites!

Hi everyone. Hope you guys are doing good & hope that you all had amazing holidays. I was not able to post here consistently because of finals (not a great start to new year) but holidays just started and I wanted to post the list of my favorites at the end of every month but due to some reasons I couldn’t do that and now i thought no matter what I am going to post a list of my favorite things so without any delay, let me show you guys what are those things(Mmmm more about beauty products)Haha

  • Huda beauty-mini pink edition

I wanted to buy huda beauty matte lip glosses for a while and finally I bought it from cheapdeals.store
I like different shades of pink so I ordered mini pink edition & currently I am obsessed with the ‘gossip gurl’ one. It had 4 shades including gossip gurl, trophy wife, icon & socialite. Being a university student you have to wear lipsticks often & I would highly recommend this if you don’t want to look extra. The shades are beautiful & I like the matte feel of these lipglosses. They are not very long lasting but still better than many. If you want me to review them then let me know.

  • Maybelline’s Mascara & pencil

Now who doesn’t love this mascara by Maybelline? Maybelline products are my favorite & this is one of them. This gives a good volume to lashes & has a great effect.

“A little bit mascara, a lotta bit of confidence”

Mac compact powder

This one really surprised me. It is 5 in 1 like it has 5 different shades for every skin type or you can say it depends which you want to apply. I really like the BB one though.

Seven cool highlighter

This is the first time I am using this highlighter & it’s very good. It blends flawlessly into the skin. Plus point is that it gives a natural glow without looking cakey.

So that’s all about the things I bought. I will be posting another post shortly so don’t forget to sign up.

Ending this post on this motivational note, “Do something everyday that brings you closer to your goals”

Love & light.x.

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Best of 2017!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to end this year by sharing all the important highlights of this year with you all. This year was better than 2016 in so many ways. So without any delay here are all the important moments of this year.

Best part of January was holidays after finals & if you know me, you must be aware of the fact that how much I love holidays. View from my Mamu’s house in Murree.👌 Then next semester started with a bang & by that i mean party, it wasn’t that good but oh-well.

Then organized a surprise birthday party for friend. It was so much fun🎉

Hung out with friends & had a burger (I prefer pasta over burgers but it was good) & oh fries-my favorite.

Then in March, it was my best friend’s birthday. I love her so much🎉❤

Then went on a uni trip to beautiful Abbottabad. It was a lovely lovely day!💛

Another part which I’m so proud of is that I started blogging in this year(omg) & it’s been just few months & I’m so overwhelmed by the response🙏

May is my birthday month. I don’t like celebrating my birthday but I had an amazing time with my squad🎈 I turned 20. Omg what.


Then my article got published in Farah Magazine. You can read it Here

Had an amazing Ramadan✨

Summer holidays were fun & I slept alot, eat alot, read alot & did everything like alot. Lol. Look at that breathtaking view from my house in hometown (Murree)☁

Then I had an absolutely fun Eid in Murree at Mamu’s place. Look at my mehndi you guys💛

A fun day out with my cousins!✨ Chair lift, cable car scene plus we had gol gappas(everyone’s favorite) & dhabay ki coffee☕

Celebrated Baqra Eid with family❤

Blog got nominated for Leibster Award.

Attented Book expo in university. I wanted to buy all the amazing books but didn’t have enough money. Lol

Ended this semester while friend gave birthday treat to all of us( free food is what I live for. Haha) & oh yeah, fries before guys😂 & oh-yeah Pizzzzaaa for life 🍕 A day to remember!

And finally my sister turned 15( Masha Allah).
So this is all about 2017. I’ll be back in 2018 with some fun posts but you can join me on Instagram because i’ll be posting about what i’m doing on insta stories.

As this is the end of year, I just want to say that spread kindness in whatever way you can but please be kind to others & to yourself. Enjoy every moment & donot let others define happiness for you & most importantly don’t compare yourself to other people. I hope you have a wonderful 2018 full of fun, happiness, laughter & love & that you achieve whatever you want. I want to thank each & everyone of you for showing me so much love. Thank you for reading my posts & being a part of my Blogging fam, thank you for appreciating my work & thank you for being YOU. 

Here’s wishing you all a very happy new year!

Love & light.x.🌟

Things you should do before the year ends!

Few days left & this year will be over & I am thinking where the hell did all time go? This year comparatively was better than 2016 on so many levels and can’t thank Allah enough for that. This time of the year always bring happiness and warmth. You open insta & everybody is posting stuff related to holidays and reviewing their year & then you realize how much little things matter. Bloggers are posting some great stuff & I seriously have to read so many posts because it always feels good to read positive stuff. I don’t actually know where to start & how to end this post so, whatever comes in my mind i’m writing it down. I made account on wordpress 2 years ago (yes you read that right) but I published my first blog in July this year. It took me 2 years to actually start blogging like properly & this is one thing that I’m so proud of because you know you have to come out of your comfort zone & it feels really good. I am so glad that I’ve received immense support from you guys, your comments make me smile everyday so a big thank you to all you 100 people out there. I am here if you need any kind of help, support related to blogging or if you want to collaborate just shoot me a dm on instagram or email me and i’ll do whatever i can. Okay without any delay i’m going to tell you things that you should do before this year ends & they’ll help you recall the good & bad time.

Here are the things you should do before the year ends:
GRATITUDE:

Be grateful. Trust me this is one thing which will make you a better human being. Make a list of things that you are grateful for, don’t forget to add little things as well. If you want to stay positive amidst all the negativity, you should be grateful for all the things you have.

Actually you can buy Alhamdulillah For Series Gratitude Journal for this purpose by clicking Here

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Or you can dm them on   Instagram ❤


PLAN THINGS:
I am a kind of person who do think on the spot like I actually am not that organized or whatever you can say but it really helps if you like things organized. Make a list of things you still have to do & try to do them as early as possible. Make another list of things you want to do it achieve in 2018, maybe main points just to get an idea of what should you do first.

You can buy planners from these amazing companies👇

Dear Diary


Islamic Planner Series


Quote Lovin


I’m  actually planning to buy one for myself!
SEE HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME:

Scroll through the year! You’ll find good & bad memories, focus on the good & let other things go because they made you a better version of yourself. Check what you have achieved in 2017 & what are the things that made you who you are & things you don’t want to repeat in next year. Go back to January & think about the things you did that you are proud of & write them in a notebook. Open the gallery in your phone and check all the photos you took, it’s kind of a therapy actually. Text your old friends or someone you miss while looking at the photos before the new year starts. Reunite with people you miss. Be the first to text them because this year’s gonna end & you don’t want to end your relationship with your family, friends. Righttttt?
WRITE YOURSELF A LETTER:

Write a letter to your future self. Whatever comes in your mind, just write it down. Be proud of yourself & let your words flow. I personally feel writing letters is more fun then making a video or a voice note. What do you think?

TREAT YOURSELF:

Loving yourself is very important factor. Give priority to yourself over anything else because you deserve it. Do things that make you happy. Eat alot, sleep alot & most importantly have fun. Do makeup or maybe read your favorite book once again or watch something & oh don’t care about other people because if you’ll love yourself, people will love you. 

Also don’t forget to share your blog post link related to new year in the comments below. I would love to check them out✨

Love & light!💛

YOU’RE WORTH IT!

You are worth it. 

You are worthy of love, of support,of attention. You deserve so much more. You don’t need to copy others in order to feel good, just be yourself & trust me you’re gonna love it that way. Don’t surround yourself with people who hate you for choosing yourself over everything else because they don’t get it. If you love makeup do it, if you don’t like it don’t use it. Stop comparing yourself with the people who fake things. Stop judging yourself on the basis of those photoshopped photos & stop trying to be perfect because perfection is a lie. People with no flaws are like people with no life, nothing real. But you are real. Imperfections are what make us real. Every day in your life may not be the best day but you know what you should not stop struggling. You should be proud of the fact that you are different from other people because how are you suppose to make a difference in the world or shine if you are doing what everyone else is doing? Sometimes we all go through so much that we even don’t want to do anything, not every day can be a good day but the important thing is to at least try to make it good. Effort is what you have to put in no matter what, Trust Allah and just live in the moment. Don’t focus on things that doesn’t matter like things on social media can inspire you but you can’t just say oh man, that is perfect. People are really talented but you will find all the pictures photoshopped or even copied ideas. The only thing I want to say is that be original, don’t waste your time trying to look like other people. Say what you want to do, do what you want to do, upload whatever you want to without fear of judgement because girl, you’re worth it! 

You don’t need to loose weight, to wear heels or to wear foundation if you don’t want to. Beauty is not having that ‘Perfect body’, Or putting lots of foundation just to change your skin color from brown to white. Beautiful doesn’t mean fitting into those outdated and unachievable standards. Beautiful is being genuine, true to yourself and confident in your own skin. It is what you feel from inside not how you are looking. Don’t fit in the things you don’t want to. Things will become easier if you’ll do everything like the way you want to do it. 

Just wanted to tell each & every girl & woman that you incredible, strong and beautiful just the way you are. You are worthy. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel like you aren’t. Your worth is defined by how you feel about yourself, not how other people feel about you. Remember that. 

Liebster Award!

I am so happy to share with you all that my blog got nominated for Leibstar award. 

I think you all are aware of what this award is about. I personally feel like through this we get to know more about the blogger which is a positive sign. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for following me and always liking & commenting on my posts, thanks to each & everyone of you. You all are awesome!

Who nominated me?

ThrifDee nominated me & she is running a lovely blog. She is a mummy blogger living in Dubai. I personally feel that her blog gives positive vibes & you guys will definitely love it. Go & follow her blog right now! Thank you so much for nominating me ❤

Rules:

I’ve been asked to answer some questions & share some random facts & nominate some other bloggers too.

Give a shout-out to a blogger who nominated you.

• share some random facts about yourself

• Nominate 5 or more bloggers who you feel deserve this award & who have less than 200 followers

• Answer questions posted by the person who nominated you & ask your nominees to answer questions

• Comment on my original post letting me know you’ve accepted your nomination & leave a comment on GlobalAussie blog post about Liebster award 2017 letting him know you’ve received a nomination

• Most importantly – have fun, this is a great way to get your blog out there, discover new blogs & help other bloggers out!

My answers to the questions:

• What has been your most successful moment to date?

Mmm this one’s tough but one moment that I will never forget & that makes me proud of myself is when I decided to do Bachelors in Clinical Psychology. All I ever wanted was to become a psychologist, And now I am enjoying literally every single thing about it. 

• If you could change anything about the world right now, what would it be & why?

This world needs kindness so I would choose kindness over anything. People suffer alot & every single person in this whole wide world deserves to be happy or at least feel good & the one thing that we can do is to spread kindness, no matter where ever we go, who are we, nothing matters. Kindness is the key you know to open the door for happiness. 

Why is your blog different from the rest? What makes it shine?

Every blog is different from the rest because of different writing styles, different ideas, different views about things so yeah mine is different too. I love spreading positivity through my posts.

If you could go back to time, which era would you go to?

I would definitely choose 90’s era for so many reasons.

• Name your all time favorite song & why?

Mmmm so many…..

Apple or Samsung?

Apple

Questions for you:

• If there’s one thing you could change in the world what would it be?

• who’s your inspiration?

• which is your dream destination?

•What motivates you to write/blog?

• Your favorite quote?

• If you could have one superpower what would it be?

• If you could have only one meal for the rest of your life – what would it be?

• Favourite blog?

• What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned from blogging?

• what is your biggest fear?

• Advice for new bloggers?

Facts about me

I am studying Clinical Psychology as a major & that’s what I always wanted to do.

I try to enjoy every moment & stay positive. I can’t tolerate negativity like seriously who are those people? 

I love sleeping & eating. I have the ability to sleep for more than 24 hours & that too would not be enough for me. Lol. And good food makes me happy. Food over people anyday.

I like interacting with people that understand & enjoy talking about things like in general, meaningful conversations with them makes me happy.

I love winter season.

I can’t choose between coffee/tea.

Love reading books.

I get inspired by people easily like you talk about kindness or positivity & you’ll become my favorite person. I am actually thinking to write a post on this, “People who inspire me” 

I actually don’t like to think about past because that’s gone, we should be focusing on what is coming.

Dreamer

Nominations: 

I would like to nominate some amazing blogs. You guys have to check them out👇

• blindedbypixiedust

•  bibliophilebabeblog

• thehijabifeminist

• ramblingsofalinguist

• Kashaff

• thehjblog

Leave a comment below with a link so I get to know that you have accepted the nomination. Follow _eatreadlive on instagram

Have fun!
Love & light 🌟

Why I love Autumn!

Now that the nights are getting longer and weather is starting to get a bit chillier, I am absolutely ready to welcome winter which is my favorite season. Autumn always marked a fresh start and it gives us hope which I think is an important factor. There’s something very special in the air at this time of the year. A crisp autumn breeze, falling leaves floating delicately towards the ground, inspiring many people to live again. You feel so good and motivated with new goals and new things to focus on. 

Leaves changing colour before falling look beautiful in shades of yellow, orange, gold, red and brown is probably one of my favorite things.
Walking on these crunchy leaves without giving attention to what is going on around me, in my own thoughts is undescribable. I never loved the idea of going on a morning walk as I am not a morning person but this season has something in it which just keeps pulling me to feel the positivity and freshness in the air. Seeing those glowy reds and yellows and feeling the crisp air, as I walk out of the door, makes it impossible for me not to smile and start the day feeling fresh and invigorated.

Reading in a calm environment while you light up a candle and drink a cup of coffee, I just love it!

I want to travel to some of the countries that are on my wish list. Walking on the streets of London, exploring Turkey, want to see how autumn is arriving there. Sounds dreamy righttttt? but that is impossible so I am following some tags on instagram where people from different countries upload autumn related pictures with beautiful captions.

 You can follow and take part too by searching tags like #myautumnspace #thisautumnlife #thisishowihueit #pocketsofslow 

What are the things you love about this season?

Love & light.x.

Halal Goodies Box

Hi everyone,

I hope you all are doing great. Today I am going to show you guys what i got in halal goodies box which I won in a giveaway. Halal Halal Goodies is a company which promotes natural products and a person who can happily choose natural over any other thing demands nothing else. If you are following me on Instagram , you’ve probably seen me sharing the unboxing of it. Without any delay here are the things I got:
Shifa Aromas Candle:

So the  thing I was anxiously waiting for is this Shifa aromas candle and the best thing about it is that it smells amazing like it’s too good. Winters are also coming and this candle would be a great combination while reading a book, can’t wait actually.

Akamuti Lip Balm:


Next is this amazing lip balm. I used it and i can actually write a whole post on it. It is so so good. It is a great mosturizer for lips and plus point is that it is made up of all natural ingredients. It smells amazing. I am using it daily and it is helping me alot. You have to try this out and I know it won’t disappoint you.

Amelia Rope Chocolate:


There was a chocolate included in the box as well which my brother ate(cries a river) and he told me that it was delicious. Now who doesn’t love chocolates? 

I am so glad that I won this beautiful box. Thank you Team halal goodies. You should check their instagram because they are offering great stuff. They have something special for everyone, you just have to check their website !

Love & light.x.

World Mental Health Day: Let’s talk 

World mental health is celebrated on 10th of October every year to raise the awareness about mental health issues across the globe. This October 10th marks its 25th anniversary, and all over the world, it has become an important day for all those seeking progress on mental health issues. 

Mental Health is very important which we often neglect. We focus more on our physical health which is good but neglecting mental health causes a major issue. We get stressed in our daily routine and then we try to overcome it, if we neglect that it will lead to depression. To cure mental illness from base level is very important it’s just that there is a need to accept the reality. Person suffering from mental health issues is going through difficult times but the least we can do is to understand what they are going through, to help them by talking.

Think about your circle of friends, family and your colleagues. We all know someone who is struggling, they may be suffering in silence. The truth is mental illness affects people of all ages. People suffering from this issue don’t seek out help but what you have to do is to be kind with them, show them the ways that will help them all they need is a person who will listen to what they are saying without judging or without any doubt. Speaking out about mental health protects our mental health. We just need to provide space and raise awareness about this matter and for this mental health holds an important position. If you are suffering from any kind of mental illness just remember that you are not alone, you can overcome it by talking about it. If you want to fight it you will be a winner and if you yourself don’t want to get out of it then it will be impossible for you to get rid of pain. 
Let’s just work together to break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness……. let’s talk!

Also I am going to attend a seminar today related to mental health and i will try to keep you guys updated about it through instagram stories so stay tuned.

Love.x.

Let’s talk about sundays!

Happy Sunday!
It’s been such a hectic week so i was waiting for weekend to complete all the tasks. Like today I opened my public instagram account and finally posted(oh-finally) and those of you who are following know that i posted stories about halal goodies box which i received after eid that shows how lazy i am. I need to fix this to be honest. Yes i am drinking coffee right now and after publishing this post, i am going to check blog posts of other people so you can drop your post link in comments section below.

We wait for weekend just to relax and do some work that needs to be done. On other days i just think about going to sleep early at night because that’s how busy my routine is but the case is opposite on sundays. I have to remind myself that please, no more excuses! Make up your mind and do the things because today you have extra time. Being busy is not always about negativity, it can be a source of happiness to you if you love what you do. Sometimes we overreact to certain things and later on we realize that we should’ve enjoyed those little moments. This is what life is, all about tiny moments! Let’s just make most of it.
I hope you guys had an amazing weekend full of fun and laughter. Just wanted to share this quickly with you guys. I am going to write a post on halal goodies box but for now you can check my insta stories(@_eatreadlive) to know what i am talking about. 

Love.x. 

Suffering

I wrote about pain and now i decided to write something which is related to pain, one word came into my mind and that is ‘Suffering’. We all suffer in one way or other. Sometimes we suffer if we do good & sometimes we suffer if we have done something wrong. So much is going on in this world that I feel so sad like when I see innocent people suffering due to terrorism, genocide, racism etc etc. This is the case where people who have done no wrong are suffering. The major question is why? And nobody is going to answer this why and this is the thing that I am afraid of. Let’s just raise our voice because that’s the least we can do.

Suffering is related to pain and there’s already so much pain in this world that it’s hard to imagine what the other person is going through in his life. In the other case people suffer because of depression, anxiety. Its treatment is available but the least we can do is to spread kindness. Your behavior can bring alot of change in other person’s life. Do you imagine that before talking to someone else? Trust me it will make alot of change.

Wrong decisions, not believing in ourself sometimes lead to suffering. It’s such a vast topic that the more you think about it the more you want to write, never ending discussion. So the idea behind this post is that the people of this world are already suffering alot, why are we making it worse? why are we ruining the definition of peace, kindness and happiness? Let’s make this world better for all by little acts of kindness. You can donate to help the victims of Syria, Burma, Jordan etc. You can talk to a person suffering from depression or anxiety or is in any other pain and try to help him. Actually you can do alot, you can make a huge difference.

Start now not tomorrow.

Love.x.