Review: The Alchemist

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THE ALCHEMIST has been one of the finest pieces of writings that I have read and literally fell in love with it. I had the book for almost a year now and I just did not read it for no reason at all because maybe the time wasn’t right for me to understand the things it was suppose to convey.

Paulo Coelho is certainly one of the finest writers I have came across and I read the whole book in 2 days time, because it was so anticipating and amazing and you just want to know the end pretty bad. The book gives out major lessons that you need in your everyday life, but you need to give yourself a break to understand and really indulge into the important things the book tells you about.

OVERVIEW

The story consists of a shepherd from Spain who had a dream about finding a treasure. He was from a family where he was ought to live like his father and anyone before them, but he has decided to become Shepherd so that he can explore the world, that’s when he sees the dream, meets a king, find out about omens, true love that requires sacrifices in the middle of Egypt and coming in contact with an alchemist who teaches him a lot along the way and make him the man who has discovered himself as a different man with a lot of learnings and knowing different perspective of himself.

But does he finds the treasure, what exactly is the treasure, was he greedy in the pursuit of it? Was he able to live a life with his true love?

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Here’s the link for you guys to get it on a fast delivery plus there is an audio book if that’s what you prefer.

Have you guys read it? what do you have to say about that, were you happy with the end? Lemme know about it!!

Huda Beauty Nude Palette

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hello my wonderful beings. I have had the Nude Palette since the launch but I can not just review a product, sing it once or twice. I have used it since then and now I can easily talk about what I feel about the colours and pigments and how they wear in a daily use.

So yet again, Huda beauty has came up with one really promising and a great palette that have a combination of nudes and shimmers and pinks. The colours blend in really well and all the transitioning shades are just right on point. The palette consists of 18 colours that work wonders.

This palette has 11 mattes, 5 exotic shimmers and 2 glitters to fill your need of any day look. Here are some swatches from the palette.

The colours goes very well for all skin types. For the glitters in the palette, EXCITE & INFATUATED ,they can’t be applied really well with a brush due to their consistency and texture. They are real glitter shades inside the palette, you should apply the shadows with either your bare fingers or by applying glue under-neath, for them to stay on easily and for longer.

My favourites in the palette will be the 5 creamy shimmers. CRAVE, FANTASY, DAY DREAM, KINKY AND CHARMED, they apply so well with fingers and they are metallic and just right on point to apply on the lid to create a great look. These work so well for the inner corners as well to bring an amazing pop of color. CRAVE works really well for your eye-brow highlight just to be a little EXTRA.

here’s the link for you to get yours now!

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These colours are really well for anytime’s look you want to go for. Do let me know what you guys think about it and how the palette has been treating you.

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A Visit to Cape Town (part2)

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Heeellooooo to everyone.

Let’s get started from where we left off,

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So just like the first 2 days, we started this day with the same energy. This is the day we were supposed to go to Robben Island, thats the island where Nelson Mandela had been kept in jail, 27 years of his life before the fall of apartheid. they have turned that place in a museum, restoring all the artefacts. I really wanted to go their, but we could make it since the cruise that takes you to the Island was already booked for the entire week, so if you guys ever plan on going to Robben island, while being in South Africa, and you must, you need to book for it a long time before you travel there.

we did went up to the Ticket place and it was a little museum itself, so we did got an image how it would be!

And we got sad, and guess how we coped?

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yeah well, life gives you Food Market, Eat! and thats what we did.

This food market has a mixture of anything and everything. there was little stalls there and all the food was delicious and fresh and worth it!

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there were Indian/Pakistani/Chinese etc cuisines, so you have a wide range of food to choose from!

And so after that we went to Two-Oceans Aquarium, its a huge aquarium and they had almost any kind of fish possible ad available in this world, it was completely worth giving a shot. If you book in advance you can swim in there ocean with there sea-life and we could see people through the glass, that surely did look good. You can go in alone and ask for an assistance being with you all the way!

This is one really Gigantic aquarium and you will love it, its amusing from almost anyone of any age.

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Our next stop was the colourful city, Bo-Kaap, that is one appealing place to be, it was totally mystifying.

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Bo-kaap comes with a lot o history from the apartheid, the first muslim mosque in Africa, is also found there and its just is so pretty to define. you can go to the bo-kaap museum to get a glimpse of Malay culture. It was also one of the hustled places in South Africa, there were so many tourists just walking there, a lot of tourist groups were present there and we also get to see a bridal photoshoot, happening there. It was a lot and it was all worth it!

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The last image is the jail where they used to put their slaves during the apartheid era, its still standing their without anything happening in there anymore , because people have sentimental values to that place.

After all this amazing day we went to one incredible Arabic restaurant. It was so far our best dinner, they did serve fresh hummus and their lahmajoon was out of this world.

They had 2 lounges, and they ask if you want to sit in the smoking or non-smoking lounge, its uptown you. they have sheesha provided to you, if you want one or you could just sit in the non-smoking area.

And moving onto the last day, we got up and went to V&A for some last shopping and desserts.

We had to reach at airport early so after all the shopping, we quickly went to the airport.

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Oh did I tell you, if you all into dessert you MUST try Cinnabon, its an absolute pleasure having them in your mouth! they literally are fresh out of oven and you just fell involve with it. It was my husband’s must stop everyday it was available.

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Well, there was my Cape Town experience, and I did fell involve with it. its totally a honeymoon spot as well. you can go for romantic walks and enjoy the glory that is Cape Town!

Do tell me how your trip had been or when are you planning to visit Cape Town.

Enjoy my loves.

Intermittent Fasting (I.F)

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Hi my lovely people!…

Today I will be talking about the diet that I’ve discovered recently. I have been married for about 10 months now and I have been completely slacking off on my diet and working out for all this time. As I am a Pakistani, and marrying as a Pakistani means family treats and attending loads of congratulating dinners from all the family and friends from all over, and as a newly wed you are in the happy bubble and you just try to avoid all the negativity, specially no food life. I mean, who wants to think about healthy eating when you are living your best time.

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But as the days are getting more subtle and the reality is hitting me I have been noticing all the bad eating habits I’ve adapted in all those months and now that I have acknowledged all of it I think it’s the time I start doing something about it.

So while googling about all the diets and natural ways to get leaner without diet and working out I came across this new diet known as INTERMITTENT FASTING or IF. 

So what is IF???

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basically this diet includes you fasting for 16 hours and eat for the other 8 everyday. you can fix yourself a time which is suitable for you to eat and then fast. luckily 16 hours also include the sleeping hours so you can fast during the night which makes it a lot much easier to fast during the longer hours.

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I have done fasting my entire life as a part of my culture so it seemed a pretty easy task to me. But turns out, it’s not that fun. you do need to practice a lot of self-control and workout is also needed in order to attain your required results. it certainly is not one of the easiest things but I have been practicing it for almost 2 weeks and trust me the difference is noticeable.

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According to the webpages and from everywhere I have read, it says that you are allowed to eat whatever you want during the 8 hour food period but I don’t see that being the case with me.

I had to restrict my food and workout a lot and then see the difference. I must say the results are slow and steady. It works, Yes. but you have to stay patient and work with your body to see the change. if you want to lose weight quicker, this diet won’t work for you.

you are allowed to drink water and a lot of water during the day plus Black coffee or green tea which helps boost the metabolism to burn fat. you can restrict your fasting period from 500 to 700 calories during your “fasting hours”. so you can eat some fruits or dry fruits as a snack to support you during the day and until your food window period starts.

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What do I do?

  • I eat from 12 AM to 7 PM and then the rest of the day si my fasting hours.
  • I drink 3 to 4 L of water everyday.
  • an hour before leaving for gym, I have a cup of black coffee to kickstart my system t burn more fat and help gain more muscles.
  • I do HIIT workout for almost 30 to 40 minutes, which increases my pulse causing me to burn and tone all at the same time.
  • Around 5 PM, I have a cup of green tea which helps eliminate all the toxins from my body and it gets you leaner.
  • I walk around the house or go down to walk as much as I can during the day.

Verdict;

I loved this diet and it surely works. this diet melts away the fat and makes you feel really good not just because of losing weight but during the fasting hours your body gets the good hormones increasing on its own which results in better skin and much better mood. in all these 2 and a half week I have lost almost 3 kg completely and the good part is that the weight does not just get put on with you eating for one day. your body loses that fat as long as you keep yourself up for it.

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There is no miracle happening without you working for it. So try this diet, it totally works. I will keep you guys updated along theway.

Till then keep your eye liner winged and enjoy.

Take care loves.

 

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Huda Beauty Rose Gold and the REMASTERED palette review

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Hello my beautiful beings and welcome to my blog where today I am going to talk about the 2 most hyped Huda palettes which is non-other than the ROSE GOLD palette.

Huda beauty has my attention and obsession for quite some time now due to the quality of their products and the textures and how their products look so pretty with less effort of application and worry.

Original Rose Gold 

It’s very clear that the original palette has been used and abused. The glitters in the original palette are amazing but the mattes have a lot more fallout than my preference because you can not apply them perfectly. the shimmers are easy to glide and creamy yet they budge a lot in the palette which messes it up.

REMASTERED Rose Gold

for the remastered palette lets just all appreciate the beauty of packaging first. the packaging is good quality and this palette comes with the mirror making it easy to use the palette while applying eye-shadows. the consistency and texture in this palette are extremely good and the eye-shadows glides on very smoothly.

Now lets a have look on the inside’s of both palettes; 

  • 1539451530693Remastered palette has got a new gorgeous shimmer named Pink Diamond that is exactly what you want in a girly night out. it’s a perfect shadow when you want a bright bling to give you a sweet and subtleness at the same time.
  • Another extremely pretty shade is Bubbly that was not in the original rose gold.
  • Doll face is kind of alternative to Flamingo, but as the name says its more dolly and girly whereas Flamingo was more bold.
  • but to fulfil the boldness the REMASTERED palette has a new matte called Risque, it’s a pretty Redish-pink which kind of looks like an alternative to the shade Bossy, but it has less vibrance.
  • oooh and #BlackTruffle is like never before. it’s a creamy matte which is so easy to blend and can be used as an eye-shadow or as the most creamiest liner to create that perfect wing.

I did a contrast video just to let you guys know the difference and so you all could see it and make a decision for yourself. 

what do you guys think which one is better?

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Left eye is created by using the Remastered palette

Right eye is painted from the original palette.

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According to my point of view both palettes have been tremendous but the new rose gold is a classic from Huda. the shades are more pigmented and textured and the packaging is a win-win. the old palette has been discontinued but if you have the new REMASTERED palette you don’t need nothing else.

just apply your eye-shadows, blend them like a boss and then move around like the Queen you are.

Adios Chicas.