Hello beautiful people, I am kind of nervous to write this because, I don’t know what kind of feedback I might recieve, but a little disclaimer that, this my point of view, and if you feel like I have inspired you; that would make me the happiest person in this world.

Now, It’s been a long time since I wanted to write an inspirational post, basically one of the reasons I launched this blog. but I kind of lost my inspirational self along the years.

So, what made me write this post is a certain situations where it made me realize that some people get the idea of adventure wrong.

I love to travel, to experience different things, but being in a conservative family, of course that won’t happen a lot, since I only travel with my parents, plus I’m underage.

one time, I told my mom that my adventurous self is being held, and that I’m not free (as a joke of course!) and my sister laughed way too hard and said: “YOU?! adventurous?”. so, my sister’s definition of adventure is the life of a party, doing things your parents won’t approve to, smoking, doing all things wrong. whatever else is shit.. but it’s not.

and another time one of my older sisters, know a girl (personally) that (I am NOT judging here) lives the way that not many parents approve to. but she only talks to a certain type of people. like the good looking; men and women. and they called her as “fun” person. Although I also know this girl personally, and she’s kind of lovely, but being fun is not about doing all things wrong.

and did you know that I’ve had many failing experiences in trying to be rebellious, but as I told you; I failed. I wanted to be like my sisters and my cousins; rebellious, but I couldn’t, not because I’m coward or anything, because I like to have nothing to hide. plus, I’m really genuine. and like you might call me a goodie-goodie but I don’t care; I won’t try hard to be rebellious anymore. haha.

My point is, you don’t have to do something rebellious to call yourself Adventurous. You don’t have to do illegal things to call yourself Adventurous. You don’t have to live the life of a party (while you don’t like it) to call yourself Adventurous. You won’t believe how I felt so pressured because everyone my age and older, have done so many rebellious things, and I only did a few. I sort of felt like a grandma.

don’t get me wrong, I am NOT a saint, I’ve done countless of shitty things. like, you don’t even know! haha!

only 2 weeks ago I found out I’m not as rebellious as the rest, and I will never be. but that what makes me who I am; Shahad. Not to lie, I kind of felt bad to find that out about myself haha.

Now, I’ve been to parties, and I’ve done bad things, and I found out that this world is not for me.

If that is not the definition of adventure; what IS the definition of adventure?..

The definition of adventure (from my point of view) is living life with no limits; I’m not talking the wrong limits; no! I am talking about something that I always try to do.. Is to NEVER STOP LEARNING.. Even if it’s useless, something non-realistic, something that won’t help with real life, everything you learn will help you with your life, even the least piece of fact you know, might help you someday, so never stop learning.

The second point is, LOVE EVERYONE. we all feel some kind of relativity when we read those memes about hating people for no reason; I do that all the time. You don’t have to love as in LOVE people. just think positively towards people; people are much nicer now than years ago when you were in middle school, or high school, or even in elementary. If you see something nice about someone tell them, you’re making their day, YES there’s some people who mistake being nice for flirting, but who cares?! It’s what you feel afterwards that matters! the point is to BE NICE. Talk to everyone, not certain people. this is living the life with no limits. No limits to hobbies, no limits to learning, no limits to people. Travel as long as you can, go to countries that not many people no about, it’s fun! trust me.

This post is for the people who doesn’t like the rebellious life, and feels pressured to be one. and who doesn’t like the life of a party but feels pressured to live it.

If you like that life? Girl, you do what you love, love what you do. you do you, I’ll be doing me; and everyone will be happy. No judging, no hard feelings.

P.S. It’s okay to do something wrong every once in a while to add some Adrenaline in your life. I do that.

And also, try new things, like for example if never partied before, go ahead and try it; you may love it, you may hate it. no pressure.

So, that was it, I really hope you guys liked this post, it’s kind of new for me. please note that I’m not judging anyone here, everyone got a certain point of view. It’s just people who have a different opinion than me on being adventurous; sometimes they only think that doing something wrong is an adventure; SOME people. And as for people like me; who are not really much of a rebels, feel pressured sometimes; especially my age 16-17. where we want to grow up and be reasonable adults, but we still wanna have fun (any kind of it.)

Thank you so much for reading this post, and I’ll see you next time.

Please be nice, this is my first time. I could take the constructive criticism, but be nice.

Love, Shahad..//


Best of fashion 2015

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2015 has come to an end, and it’s time to reveal my favorite fashion trends, buys, etc.. that came out in 2015.. not going for a long intro so let’s get to the point..

starting with the trends that came out in 2015,



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Although henna is known in India and the Middle East centuries ago, but it became widely, globally known in 2015. plus it became a trend almost everyone is rocking, or trying to rock. It represents femininity and joy, celebration, everything good.

It’s like tattoo without the commitment.well, it only last for a week, if took care of it; 10 days.

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something similar to henna, but won’t take time to apply, also comes in a metallic shades, it was highly used and trending in the summer..

Flash Tattoos// 

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Flash tattoos come in so many shapes and designs, it’s crazy how many designs are available, but my personal favorite are the henna design, more than the geometrical shapes, such as the arrows and bows (although i’m a sucker for bows and arrows) but i personally prefer flash tattoos in the henna design, you know with out the full henna commitment (Do I have commitment issues?! that’s why i hardly ever cut my hair). you know the last time i did it, lasted me 2 days only.

Why was it so popular in the summer?.. maybe because people show more skin the summer, so it would be interesting to add something here and there; plus metallic shades are phenomenal on tan skin, it’s just unbelievable.

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This girl just knew how to use these flash tattoos right. work it GIRL!! 


and the last trend that popped out in 2015 is long tops..


I am a sucker for long tops, the first time i actually saw it, was a Turkish series one of the female lead was known to be fashionable & spoiled, so one time in the winter episodes she wore a long cardigan, and you guys; that outfit spoke to my soul right away (it was winter 2014) thank god that type of tops spread quickly and i found it, soon in the summer long tops became something known and i honestly love it.

I don’t like every trend that come out, but honestly this one is everything!!


And now, i wanna talk about fashion pieces (not necessarily trends)..

Statement Necklaces// 



Statement necklaces have been my life this year.  I don’t know what it is, but I’m just attracted to them in some way, like they change your whole entire outfit. onetime i had to go to a quick mini girls party; i wanted a comfy last minute outfit; denim, a simple blouse with interesting pattern on the fabric, statement necklace, with cute flats, and VOILA! you got yourself a cute outfit.. they just save your life sometimes.


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The next fashion item i was lusting over (especially in the fall and winter)

Turtle Neck/ High Neck Tops// 

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When I was younger i HATED turtle neck tops, now i feel like i would love wearing them in every outfit. They’re just sophisticated, classy, fashionable, and they keep you warm also. turns out not only me who likes turtle necks this fall and winter, people have been wearing them a lot lately.

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The next fashion item i’ve been loving so much this year..

Stone Jewelry// 


As much as i love a good sophisticated and classy outfit, I adore something in life called bohemian jewelry, stone jewelry mostly represents the bohemian style, because they kind of feel earthy and “back to nature” kind of thing, which i absolutely LOVE!

so the next thing, also i’ve been loving for fall and winter,

Fur Vests// 


Fur, velvet, and diamonds; are the definition of GLAM !! I have been loving fur vests lately, i don’t know i just like them so much they seem to make an outfit winter-y and glamorous and sophisticated. adds a little oomph to the outfit.

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Now, my top fashion buys for 2015 are..

My Zara Khaki long top// 


2 things made me love this top, the color; and the fact that is long.

Michael Kors Jet Set Small Crossbody// 


I’ve been eyeing this beauty for so long, when i went to Paris and saw it; i just couldn’t resist!!

Steve Madden Stefano Sandals// 


these have been my favorite shoes EVER!! but everywhere i go i take off my shoes, i need somewhere to show them babies off !!

Indie + Harper Jewelry// 


I’ve had a hard time with the shipping and all, but i love them so much. but i’m not going to buy from them again, it’s just been too hard of an experience for me.

Adidas Originals Superstar Trainers//


These babies have been on my wishlist, and now they’re in my hands, dreams can come true ladies.

Tod’s Gommino Driving Shoes in Leather// 


I bought these from the outlet when I was in France. The color of them is breathtaking to me!

Nine West Booties// 


these are the fierce babies of them all. I only wore them once unfortunately, i just can’t find a place to wear my shoes to </3


other than that, i have the statement necklaces, and fur vest (see above). I love everything that i buy, but these are the once that i feel like they worth showing, because i just love them and i’ve been eyeing them for so long.

That was it for the 2015′ s best of fashion, hope you guys liked it, thank you for making 2015 a good year for me & Being SHAHAD.

Hopefully, i could post the beauty version of this post around the next two days.

but thank you so much for reading this post, and I’ll see you soon.

Have a happy and healthy year xx (happiness and healthiness are fashionable)

Love, Shahad..//


Shahad’s Fashion Rack: Culottes.


Hello again beauties, Today I got you a mini fashion post, and i’m going to talk about one of my favorite clothing item; Culottes..

When I was searching for some photos on Pinterest, a pin came up saying it’s inspired by the 40’s, which i think it’s pretty cool to see a trend from an era that not a lot of people talking about (Fashion and beauty wise) it’s not as popular in fashion and beauty such as the 1920’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, and (recently) the 90’s. 30’s and 40’s seem to be a little forgotten from the industry, so it’s really nice to see something coming up from back then.

Okay, let’s keep talking culottes. so i don’t know if it’s not a trend anymore, but i don’t care, if i like something, i’ll talk about it no matter what.

anyways, so i got you some pictures today from Pinterest, Instagram, and I styled some from Polyvore.



Loved the all white look ❤

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Dima Al Sheikhly in KhawlawRoadha (Instagram person) 


@TheRealFouz – a well known Instagram chick here in the Middle East (Love her!!) 

And I guess it’s time to show you what i styled on Polyvore..


most of them are casual chic, cause i’m currently in absolute LOVE with the any casual chic style..

and that was it for today’s post really hope you liked it, Thank you so much for reading and i’ll see you very soon.

Love, Shahad..//

Shahad’s Beauty Book: Special Occasion Face/.. Full Coverage Foundation.


Hello beauties welcome back to my blog, thank you for being patient with me and how busy i’ve been lately.

So, i’m finally writing this post, you know most of my posts lately haven’t been about makeup or beauty, it was all things that are related to fashion, or something doesn’t have to do with photography, because it’s been really hard to photograph lately.

anyways, back to the subject, so today, i’m going to show you my full coverage foundation routine, that i trust with my life. with all the tools, and why i love these products what i use them for, are they great, why are they so great to me. and all the stuff you need to know about a good foundation routine.

[Not to prime, is a CRIME ‘] 

Let’s start with priming.. 

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So, to prime my face i use the Bare Minerals Prime Time Original, it’s not your pore filling primer, but it has that silicone-y feeling; it’s one of those silicone primers, the ones where they feel velvety but they’re not pore filling, they don’t dry out your skin, they just PRIME it for ya.  Now, i don’t have pores, nor my skin is oily or combination, so i don’t use the pore filling primers; actually, i have normal-dry skin, so pore filling primers would dry out my skin, revealing flakes almost everywhere (on a bad skin day)

for eye primer i use is The Body Shop Insta Blur Eye, it’s actually not mine, it’s my sister’s; she used it before, i liked it when it was her’s, but she gave it to me; only to know that it’s not that great actually. It works, but it’s not that great as i said. like, it keeps the eye shadow from creasing for approximately 6 hours before it creases badly (which is okay if you’re going out for dinner of 2 hours and going home and removing your makeup, but not for everyday 8-12 hours of the day).

Now, moving on to correcting.. 

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Okay, so i have a problem concealing my dark circles due to how dark they are (they’re not that dark but they are considered as dark) anyways, i stumbled across this baby after a Saudi Instagram blogger said that it changed her life and i was like “maybe it will change mine too” so i got it and GUURRLL, that shit changed my soul not even my life *hands held together for a prayer* !!

it’s the best thing EVER!! it’s the Benefit Erase Paste, the thing about it that it’s salmon, not pure orange, because pure orange is used for heavy concealer, and i use a light in formula concealer. so salmon is great of a color, my shade is #2.

i apply it with a synthetic flat concealer brush from the Eco Tools kit, and blend it with the Micro Beauty Blenders. {The green ones} 

and since the corrector isn’t for showing, i apply it before foundation..

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This is the star of the show, the one, the only, the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless  Foundation,,, *applause*

This is the foundation that i currently use and LOVE! it’s absolutely amazing, it’s semi-matte, but you feel like there’s a hydrating properties in it, it’s full coverage, but feels so light on the skin, it’s (uhm) watery, like really runny, and fluid. for example when i pump it into the back of my hand, as soon as it lands, it runs down, that’s how runny it is. but it’s definitely a winner.

As I said above, i have normal-dry skin; and this foundation works like magic on my skin, and my cousin have oily-combination skin, and it looked so good on her, so i feel like unless your skin is super-dry to dehydrated, you can use it.

because taking care of your skin is the key to foundation look good on you.

So, i apply this foundation with 2 steps:..

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Step 1:.. I apply the foundation off the back of my hands with a flat foundation brush from Eco Tools, and almost paint my face with it, this will give you a full coverage but there will streaking from “painting your face”.

to blend out the streaking, let’s go to step 2..

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Step 2:.. I blend out the foundation with my damp white Beauty Blender (sorry for being too dirty, i wash it regularly) the white beauty blender is stiffer than the black or the pink one, i don’t know why it just does.

so, this way you got yourself a full coverage, streak free finish.

Now, it’s time for concealer..

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For concealer, i don’t use a heavy concealer, i don’t know why, but instead i use the Garnier concealer roller or something, in the color light, just to add a little highlighting to my face, and to apply that i use the beloved micro beauty blenders.

that’s it actually for concealing i don’t do much.

to set all that in place, we have to powder..

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To set the concealer underneath my eyes, i mix The Balm’s Sexy Mama Translucent powder with Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Finish powder in Pale Yellow. 

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and i use this mini powder brush for that, because it can get to underneath my eyes, over my lids and crease, and place the highlight powder precisely.

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and to set my entire face i use The Balm’s Sexy Mama Translucent powder alone, with this big kabuki brush, because it set the whole entire face at once.

I don’t contour, I bronze..

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as a base, i use The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in #4 to add dimension cause it’s matte, and since it’s crumbled; it becomes more pigmented, so i use that to add dimension to my face.

and to add that beautiful bronze glow to my face i use the Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion in #151, to complete that glow, and since this bronzer got some golden shimmery particles it gives that golden goddess skin.

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And I apply both with this Claire’s brush that my mom got me YEARS ago, and i’m throwing it out but..

*I need suggestion for a good bronzer brush. 

But this one is doing it for now 🙂

to complete the glow, we’ll add highlighter..

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I have such deep love for The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer, it is absolutely something else. I love using it for everyday makeup, or even special occasion makeup, it’s always a winner, and i apply it with this magic wand by MAC the brush #184.

& finally to add color to the face, BLUSH..

Now, I don’t use any color for blush for special occasions, it has to be a sophisticated color, almost suits every dress, eye makeup, and lip  color. so i chose for 3 blushes for different price ranges, 2 powders and one cream (if you wanted a dewy look). not too pink, nor too peach, nor too bright, more muted, neutral, almost natural on the skin colors.

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[from top left] Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in #6 Powder Pink, NYX Powder Blush in Terracotta, Nars Dolce Vita. 

To me, these three are great for special occasions, i feel like these blushes i can rely on when i don’t want things to clash.

& here's some swatches for ya :)

& here’s some swatches for ya 🙂

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And I apply this blush with The Body Shop Blush Brush ,and I love this brush because it’s flat, so it lays the color down on the cheeks, but fluffy at the top, so it blends out the excess color on the cheeks..

So, that was for today’s post, finally something involves explaining and photography and long posts, and not only photos from the internet.

Thank you so much for reading this post, really hope you liked it, and found it helpful, again thank you for reading and i’ll see you very soon..

Love, Shahad..//

Guilty Pleasure Blogger: Angelica Blick.


Hello beauties, welcome back.., I’m starting a new series (as always!!) but, i’m going to talk about my favorite blogger. well, some of them are your favorite bloggers, but yeah you got the idea.

starting with a blogger who is so awesome, Angelica Blick..

Angelica in 22, was born in Linköping, currently living in Stockholm, she is so successful at a really young age, has won many awards, including “This Year’s Fashion Blog”, “This Year’s International Blog”.. and many other awards..

her blog’s main language is Swedish (which is her native), and written in English underneath.

her blog is probably well-known, no need for introduction, i love her style, hair, everything.

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That was it for this week’s post, i promise i will post more helpful posts soon, i just need time, because right now i’m so busy with school and stuff.. but i hope this will do for now.


Mini Shoe & Makeup Haul ♥

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Hello my beauties, welcome back, as i will say, I’ve been SOOO busy with school work and stuff, i just finished a project (it was about the breast cancer awareness, you a day for that and all) and also, since i was so tired that i come back from school, i would sleep immediately ’til evening, and i need the sunlight for the photography.

so, most of the posts have been inspirational, doesn’t involve photography and anything helpful much.

but, i have a collective haul for you today, and i hope you’ll be pleased..!

starting with makeup products..

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I was on the hunt for the perfect matte burgundy lipstick, and i came across the love of my life, ironically, it’s from a brand i dislike and certainly don’t trust </3 but i am now living happy with it, and there’s love between us two..

It’s the Max Factor LIPFINITY Color + Gloss in 550 Reflective Ruby, it’s a liquid lipstick on one side, and the other one is a matching gloss, i usually don’t wear lipgloss with dark lips, (cause basically dark matte lip is much more perfect) so yeah it’s absolutely amazing. and i swatched it in store and it took days for me to take it off properly, but on the lips it takes off easily. but it can get patchy a little if you didn’t use it in the right way.

and while i was on my way, i found a great colored pencil, that’s it’s actually a great way to wear color on your eyes if you’re not ready to go bold, since purple, works on all eye colors. It’s the NYX Slide on eye pencil in SL13 Jewel.

and i was happy to find out that the Rimmel ScandalEyes in Nude are finally available in the middle east, so got myself one.

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the NYX pencil is less of blue toned purple in real life, since it’s more like a gold reflective purple. it’s almost like a plummy purple.

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and here’s swatches for the lipstick…<3

and now moving on to the shoes..

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& last but not least, the star of the show, the grand finale, the baby, THE Adidas Superstar trainers, and if you remember these babies from the Fashion wishlist, you know how much i wanted them and i finally got them, i got them from ASOS. and i am so glad that i did..

that was it for the haul really hope you liked it, and i’ll see you next time.,

Love, Shahad..//

Shahad’s Fashion Rack: The LBS (How to style The Fringed skirt)

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Hello beauties ! welcome back, today i have a couple of outfits i made, so that it would be easy to style the fringed skirt, by the fact that it’s harder than the pencil and the faux leather to style.

i have some really glamorous outfits, and other that is more casual and laid-back.


I believe that fringes, fur, and bling, are the ultimate glamorous combo, i think that mixing neutrals, really helps to make any outfit glamorous.


I feel like this outfit is more of simple day, or even work outfit, for some reason, and i added a pop of color for something else.


I personally, feel like black, gold, and leather, are the ultimate classic combo for a night out, matching textures is something new to me personally, but i feel like it could work, and look chic.


this is probably the most casual of them all, but it’s my favorite.


this is like, really chic, fancy dinner type of outfit. with the white almost taking over, and the rose gold, with a little black and grey.


the last outfit is like, casual chic, it’s casual; but with a hint of glam to it, i like it, and i also added some khaki for a new neutral to add.

so that was it for today’s post, hope you liked it, thank you so much for reading and i’ll see you next time.

and by the way right now, i’m celebrating my sister’s engagement party (probably!)

Love, Shahad..//

Shahad’s Fashion Rack:The LBS (Fringed)

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Hello Loves, welcome back! so, i wanted to write something helpful since all of the post i’ve been posting are like inspiration boards and stuff.. so hopefully this is helpful for you.. 🙂


I believe that fringed mini skirt is quite the statement, and sometimes it’s quite hard to style, and i know that fringes is not everyone’s cup of tea, but i (personally) believe that fringes are awesome, if you wanna go slightly bolder than usually, a black mini fringed skirt is big baby step for going bolder.


fringes surprisingly can be good for a casual day outfit, but I’ve always thought that fringes are awesome for a night out with the girls, such a statement.

Imagine wearing the same top and skirt as the picture but with like sneakers or something… i think it would look so cool, for a casual outfit.

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I feel like an all-black outfit makes the fringes standout, because between the monochrome look, there’s a little movement to the outfit.


does feather count as fringed?! if it does, then this will make a bolder statement than the leather one.


mini skirt, and longer fringes, why didn’t think of this? this is the best idea ever, like this IS statement. i LOVE it.. !!!

So, that was it for the post, really hope you liked it, thank you so much for reading and i’ll see you next time.

Love, Shahad..//

Run, Way

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I’ve always been fascinated by the close up runway shots, there’s something alive about it, because the basic shot of a model walking down the runway is boring to death, the close up shot can be unusual, interesting, and mysterious; because you see the shot without knowing the model, kind of exciting in a way. and the photos themselves can be editorial-esk.

that was a quick post, i wrote it, because i’m bored and i wanted to update my blog + I’m still going to write a post tomorrow (as every Friday).

Thank you for reading and i’ll see you next time.


Shahad’s Wishlist: Fashion Edition, 2015..

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Hello beauties, it’s been almost 12 days since i wrote my last post, which is not nice, i know. But the Eid days are over, and it’s time to go back to reality.. so school came up, and i had absolutely no time at all for anything. but i wanted to write a quick post you might like, you might not, (i’m still looking for time to post something might be helpful) but, i hope this will do it for now at least, like for example on Sunday i have an algebra test, and it freaks the shit out of me, but i gotta make time for everything if i wanna maintain my life the right way, AM I RIGHT?! CAN I GET AN AMEN??!!

i’m sorry, i just had so much to say, i’ll get to the point now..

Starting with things from 


The first thing is this camo utility jacket it’s from New Look on Asos, and it’s looks really similar to one from Nastygal except it’s much more affordable. an absolute love for this jacket.

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The next thing i’ve been eyeing for so long, it’s the Adidas Originals Superstar trainers, and it’s really hard to get it now, even online, so hopefully i can get one really soon.

moving on to Topshop..

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It’s really hard to find Topshop now, in the east region, because it just does, and i llooovve Topshop jeans, and i only want like a black and a white ripped jeans, because i basically need them in my life, like RIGHT NOWW!!

so yeah, hopefully i will go somewhere sells Topshop really soon, who knows what the future hold..

*The black are the MOTO Jamie Jeans, and the white is no longer available on the site. 

Next move on The White Fox Boutique…


I love White fox boutique as much as i love Missguided, okay maybe less, but it is such an awesome, and since i don’t feel like writing anything, i’m just gonna insert the photos.. *Living the honest life*

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That was it for my wishlist for the 2015 fashion edition, it’s getting late, and i need to wake up early tomorrow to study algebra, thank you so much for reading and i’ll see you next time..

Love, Shd..//