Mankirt Aulakh—Badnam

________ 2018-02-23 ________

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Misc, Room decor

Ikk haan di kudi de nal yaari pai gayi

________ 2018-02-23 ________

Hi guys! How are you? I had a pretty early morning this Friday so I was home already at 11am. Felt like I had the whole day to myself, so I went outside and spray-painted a stool from IKEA. This DIY-project has been on my to-do-list for ageeees, but I just now got the chance to do it. Can’t wait to show you guys the end result! I will be posting a mini tutorial on here, as promised about on instagram. It’s basically a stool that we accidentally picked up from IKEA and was to no use… So I bought a square blush pink fur from eBay and thought it would be a great accessory in my room. Anyway! As for right now I just washed my face after good 40 minutes of Mask Of Magnaminty from Lush. You’re supposed to sit with it for 10 minutes but I always get so lazy lol. I will be writing more about skincare very soon!

Until that we can just look at these beautiful faux flowers from our local dollarstore here in Sweden. They were only 5 kr each so I made my sister buy me a bouquet to fit in this pretty vase!

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Eid, Cultural

Eid throwback

________ 2018-02-17 ________

I know Ramadan is 2-3 months away AND that you have to get through 22 hours of fasting every day for a month to celebrate Eid-day—BUT I still cannot containt my excitement that I have for this upcoming Eid!!! I have already ordered my dresses for the first 3 days (YES I celebrate all three days lol) and I’m currently looking at indian chokers to go with. Are you guys as excited as me or is it just me? I don’t know, Eid has such a special place in my heart, you go up, put some nice music on, get ready, take pictures, eat together and you’re just happy. Happiness means a lot. Last year was bizarre, I think it was the first Eid after 4-5 years that I didn’t doll up for at all. I wasn’t in a good place and it’s still strange for me how I spent the whole day in my pyjamas, looking out the window. Life’s weird you know, if you’re sad, everything around you feels plastic and show off. You just want your little corner and some peace.

ANYWAY! That is NOT what I was going to discuss with you guys lol. Have you been a loyal follower, you must know what Eid is to me. You also know that I most certainly post an Eid-prepp post as well, 2-3 days before the big day. This years, as I deleted all my old entries, I thought it would be fun to show you guys my looks for Eid the last… 5 years? See it as inspiration or whatever, but I like seeing how advance I’ve gotten through the years when it comes to the details LOL. Everything, every little bling, matters!!!

It all started 7 years ago! I put on my sisters old shalwaar kameez on and took some pictures. I think this was when photography hit me, I just bought a new camera and suddenly pictures was the most important thing. The jewelry set I’m wearing here is an old one from 2010 (!!!!)—which you guys will see me wearing again in -14 (HAH). You must know that going Pakistan was the only way for me to buy new jewelry and that only happened once a year. So along with this set here, I had some old crappy jhumkas. Forget the kundan chokers I go around with now, everyone started little lol.

2013 came and I went out wearing my blue dress from JJ!! I still have this dress, and even though it looks like something from 6 years ago, it still has its charm lol. My hair was so thick and healthy here ugh, miss those days. These are pictures from Eid-ul-fitr and Adha!! The second picture is so embarrasing, I had no idea I was so chubby back in 2013? Where are my cheekbones loool.

In 2014 I took the matter in my own hands and ordered my most favorite dress ever. This was the first year I got something from India and I was so surprised at the quality! I did not expect it to be this beautiful. It was really just blind trust, aghar acha hua to achi baat hai nahi to to hell with it lol. I still have this and I absolutely love the white color against my brown skin. The dupatta that came with was magic and I have used it with several other shalwaar kameez as well. Talk about it being worth the price haha! I found some old bangles in my cupboard and a pair of earrings. It was a good Eid!

And then in 2015 the dresses from India turned into a tradition. It was so much fun! There is absolutely no asian community here in this part of Sweden, so for me to get shipped something so close to my culture was a dream come true. I would just place an order and voila! It would arrive like candy wrapped up in silver paper. I went for a shocking pink dress on Eid-ul-fitr, this had the most beautiful silver embroidery on the sleeves and down. Can you see the same jewelry set I wore in 2012? lol! The dress was probably for tall girls, cause I had to cut it to fit my size. I literally wore HIGH heels, with capital letters, and the dress would still be in the way haha! On Eid-ul-adha I went with a simple look for the first time. Don’t get me wrong, big fancy dresses are heaven but to wear them all day is tiring! So I ordered a shalwar kameez in navy blue with golden details. You can see it’s 3 years old, cause of the length haha.

& the start of the jewelry in 2016!!! This was the beeeeest Eid ever (I know I say this every year LOL) but I ordered this kundan set from India as well and it came with earrings, a necklace and a bindi. Im not a fan of bindis, which is why I never used it either. There was an extra pendant hanging on the necklace but I wanted it to look like a choker so I took it off as well. This set was bought inspired by Aishwariya Rai in the song “Ankhon ki gustakhiyaan”—LOOOVED her outfit and jewelry!

Eid-ul-Adha same year!! This gorgeous yellow dress came in 4 pieces—chorri trouser, the embroidered gown and a shameez to go with it underneath + the dupatta. It caught the last of september summer perfectttttly! The jhumkis were simple ones from India as well—since the dress already was all bling blind. Love love loveeee!

Inspired by the most beautiful Mouni Roy!! I saw a picture of her in a white lehenga and beautiful motiye ke phool and just fell in love. It was a dream come true to wear jasmine flowers in my hair ♥ This dress was breathtaking but all credit goes to the dupatta. Ohmygod, the embroidery is to die for. I’m in love, I have no words for this look, this day and the songs played. All love. The pearl choker I wore on this day came with a pair of beautiful earrings and pearl saharas—went hand in hand with my look.

Second day, same year. This dress had mirror-stones sleeves and was made for a pure anarkali look. I was a bit unsure about the figure, cause it made me look fat (LOL), but after putting it on I got Pakeezah feelings and braided my hair. The small kundan earrings and my makeup look for the day made this whole look sooo much better. This dress came with a lehenga as well, but because of it being too much for my taste, I put on the chorri trousers instead. Also from India of course.

AND—Now it’s 2018 and I cannot wait to show you guys what I come up with this year!!! Do you go all in for Eid or is it just a normal day for you?

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Superficial, Shopping

Solotica—Hidrocor Ocre

________ 2018-02-14 ________

Back again with the contacts lool! As you remember, my last purchase from the brand Solotica was the Hidrocor Ice. I’ve written a detailed blogpost about that which you can find HERE. Those contacts were not really for daily use. More for a party look, Eid or maybe a wedding? Yes. For a daily use I was out looking for something that was more natural. So I came across this color, from the same brand, called Hidrocor Ocre! Tooooo die for! The contact lens is in an orange/hazel color, which actually scared me a little. I opened the tiny bottles and was like whaaaaat? Lol. Turns out it looks SO NATURAL on my dark brown pakistani eyes! Absolutely love how pigmented they are and most importantly; the comfort level! I have been wearing these for almost a week now, and I basically use them as my real eyes. No redness (nazar na laghe!!!) and it barely feels like I’m wearing anything! Obviously, if you already have dry eyes, it’s a good idea to get eyedrops as well, but I have not had any problem with any dryness so far and hopefully won’t either.

First thing’s first; I ordered these and my Ice ones from the same website—Visionmarketplace. It’s trustworthy, got fast shipping and it has Paypal!! That’s the most important thing! Very important that it’s secure and that you can get your money back if anything happens to the package upon arrival. So thumbs up for that! These contacts are quite pricy yes, but so worth it. You’ve heard about the daily and monthly ones, but yearly? No? Well, these can be used for a WHOLE DAMN YEAR!!!

If you don’t already know; I use transparent prescription contact lenses since 8′th grade cause of my weak eyesight, so putting these in were never a problem. Just feels normal? Apart from you being extra cautious of course, they’re expensive so show a little softness while picking them up from the bottles. I ordered these in the same prescription I have in my transparent ones; 2.50. So yes, you can choose the power from the drop down menu on their site. I think the shipping time depends on whether you decide to buy prescription ones or not, cause it obviously takes time to get them made for you.

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New start

________ 2018-02-14 ________

Hi beautiful people! Its 2018 and I have decided to get back on this platform for good. Sometimes I catch myself missing this part of myself—I mean, it’s been my safe place for almost 7 years now and it would be such a shame to let that go. I have deleted all my old blogposts so for everyone messaging me on instagram—that is why you’re unable to click “previous”. It’s not worth it, my past lol. So along with my high school friends and years, the memories, songs and pretty much every tiny detail about my being, disappeared as well. I’m cleaning my head for good and starting a new life alhumdullilah, and I cannot wait to share that with you guys!

Recently I put up a story on my instagram and asked you guys for blog posts ideas. It was mostly to hear your part, since I’m taking a new turn with Thursdaygal. I seriously cannot wait to dig in and start writing here again. To show you all my DIY projects, my Eid dresses, what I think & what not and WHY. Oh, I’m so excited! Lots of love from Sweden ♥

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Diljit Dosanjh—5 Taara

________ 2018-02-08 ________

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Superficial, Shopping

Solotica—Hidrocor Ice

________ 2017-12-17 ________

Jag har, sedan jag var 15 år gammal, alltid använt mig av för tja.. just färgade linser haha! De är bra och billiga men så som med allt annat har jag växt ur de orealistiska typerna. Ni vet, de med svart ytterkant som ser lite väl kattiga ut? Not really my cup of tea anymore. Solotica och Desiolens är båda välkända namn just nu inom färgade linser-branschen (heter det så?). Desiolens är som sagt speciellt framtagna för oss desis—med mörkbruna chokladiga ögon.

Den här gången gick jag efter Solotica. Jag kollade igenom deras Instagram och flera Youtube klipp på folk som testat de olika färgerna—speciellt de med bruna ögon som jag. Till sist bestämde jag mig för att gå efter Hidrocor Ice! En jättefin ljusblå färg som näääästan täcker all det bruna.

Linserna är bekväma att sätta i och färgen är drömlik men framför allt realistisk! Linserna kom i ett litet paket med två små burkar som man fick “riva upp”. En liten söt behållare fick man också men linsvätska får man inhandla själv såklart! Jag har dålig syn så jag beställde mina med styrka—2,50 på båda ögonen. Kostade mig 88 GPB men dessa håller i ett år! Standard för linser är ju att de håller i en månad bara men här tycker jag att man investerar istället! Jag har köpt mina på Visionmarketplace. Förutom att vänster ögats lins rör sig lite (då man ser den bruna färgen under) så känner jag att dessa är så naturliga som det bara kan bli! Nedan ser ni före-bilder.

//T R A N S L A T I O N; A few weeks back I finally made a Solotica order! For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about; colored contacts! I’ve been wanting to try on this brand for ages, but been too lazy. It’s quite similar to Desiolens, but I would say the pigment is stronger in these ones.

So, I was mainly after some realistic looking contacts, without it looking too “catty” and spooky lol. You all remember those with the blackish edge right? Not really my cup of tea anymore. I went with an icy blue color called Hidrocor Ice. It’s similar to their Hidrocor Cristal, but the cristal ones are too white for my taste. The contacts arrived last week and are the most comfortable colored contacts I’ve ever worn. And that’s coming from someone who’s tried on every possible brand ever lol.

They arrived in small “jars” and a little cute container where you can store them for future use. The lens solution is something you have to buy separately btw. I have weak eyesight so it took a little longer than usual for them to despatch the shipment, as they make the order specially for you, but overall I’m satisfied! Visionmarketplace is the website I ordered mine from and my order landed on 88 GPB. Other than the left eyed contact moving sometimes, I’ve had no problem whatsoever. Really recommend this brand and I will definitely be buying more colors! The ++ is that you can use these for up to 1 year! Standard durability is one month for colored contacts, so the price really does justice to that year. Before-pictures below;

Linsen är i ljusblå färg som knappt syns, så var lite försiktiga med att dra ut den från de små burkarna!
//T R A N S L A T I O N; The contact is in a very light blue color, so it’s nearly impossible to find the contact in the solution lol. Be careful so it doesn’t disappear.

Såhär inzoomat ser man såklart även de små pixlarna, men annars syns de inte alls!
//T R A N S L A T I O N; & obviously when it’s zoomed in this much, you can even see the pixlars, which are btw not so visible at all irl.

Och här har vi då hur de ser ut på själva ögat.
//T R A N S L A T I O N; & lastly; how they look on the eye.

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Superficial, Shopping

Anastasia scissors

________ 2017-12-12 ________

Finaste rosaste saxen från självaste Anastasia! Jag la precis ut en poll på instagram där jag frågade om det var värt att betala 255 kr för en sax och 200 av er svarade nej haha… Jag vet inte. Den är så fin och så vass.. Kanske behåller den ändå? Har testat tweezer från Anastasia också, och den är nog en av de bästa jag någonsin skådat! Kanske ska lägga 200 kr på den istället? JAG VET INTE! ÅH! Hämtade ut detta paketet från Kicks idag så får kolla läget lite. Beställde den ju ifs för att jag hade hört så bra om det, men nu i efterhand känns det lite väl dyrt då jag knappt använder saxen på ögonbrynen lol..

//T R A N S L A T I O N; Eyebrow-scissors from Anastasia! Do you guys think it’s worth paying 25-30 pounds for a pair of scissors? I mean.. They are from Anastasia after all. Although I like the tweezer more and maybe should invest in that instead? Ugh, I don’t know. These scissors are very sharp and very pinkish, but on the other hand; I barely use scissors on my eyebrows to start off with lol. Let’s just wait and see if I keep em’ or not (inner demon saying yes).

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