Lifestyle | My Social Media Habits.

I am without a doubt addicted to my phone. Even as a blogger, am I addicted more than ever. I mostly use my phone for blog related work than for personal use. Whenever you find me on my phone, nine out of ten times I check behind the scenes of my blog. That will be looking at my statistics, comments, answering them, like pictures, read other blogs, follow them and comment on their post. And this is only the usual small tasks that I do. When I’m done with the small tasks, I look online to get inspired for upcoming blogposts. I get this inspired itch mostly from other blogs that share them or online fashion and beauty magazines. I write my thoughts about it on the notes app that iPhone has.

The main habit that I have when it comes to my social media, is that I use punctuation marks with every sentence I write. I’m not a grammar freak, but it looks better. The second habit I have is that if I made a typo, I remove the whole post. This happens more on my Twitter. Yes, I know my lovely followers still understand what I’m saying, my perfectionism speaks louder at that moment.  I also have a neat tic when it comes to using emojis. Blog related post are marked with the black mark emoji and a row of black emoji squares comes in front of my hashtags. On the end of the hashtags I placed the black heart emoji. This is my go to manner on my Instagram. My other go to for my feed, is that the pictures I post mostly have a white background if not, like an outfit post, I give my pictures a white glow just to have an ordered feed. In the beginning of my blogging career I just placed pictures randomly. Since I use my Instagram as a portfolio am I more concerned about the layout. I don’t want it to look too perfect, we already have too many of those feeds. So, I wanted to have a messy-white background-matched feed and I like it!

On my Facebook page, I share automatically new blogposts and some statements and that’s about it. I think this is because I don’t really have the hang of it yet. I just don’t use it as much as Instagram. Same goes for my Bloglovin’ account. I probably should interact on them more. Snapchat (SaidaSnaps) and Twitter are my most used social apps when it comes to sharing personal things. First, the Snapchat filters are so fun to use! Second, Twitter is the perfect place to share my thoughts about college, working out and another chit chat. I also like to retweet other fashion, beauty and lifestyle tweets.

Everybody has an own way on how to use social media, sometimes it scares me because of all the things you can see. The good, the bad and the ugly but, we cannot ‘’live’’ without it. I certainly am.

 

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Lifestyle | With MAHI On A Holiday.

My summer holiday from college officially started, until September am I a free elf! This summer am I going to work on myself, my blog and my studies. These are my top priority on my to do list during my summer. However, summer wouldn’t be summer if you don’t put your to do list aside. My yearly visitation to my roots in Morocco is off the table, this little setback doesn’t hold me to enjoy this year my second roots country: the Netherlands. I’m going to be a tourist in my own country by taking small holidays to see what the Netherlands should offer me besides my backyard. How better to do this together with a MAHI?

I was instantly obsessed with it as soon I put it on my wish list. Since I got it, I mostly use it for college but it is also perfect useable as a hand luggage. Since minimal and simple belongs to my sense of style, I chose this The Classic Tote bag and I love it! Leather is well known for its long shelf life and that’s what I love about leather bags. For a personal touch, you can get it embroidered, I chose my first name and last name first initials in the colour black. To me it gives that bit extra.

At this moment, I’m planning for a little getaway, I think it’s going to be somewhere in Europe. It is not official yet, but I’m already thinking what I’m going to put in my MAHI. Naturally I’m taking my notebook with me to write down my thoughts and blog related work. I will also take with me a travel size fashion magazine just for a bit of beauty related inspiration for my blog. And most of all the travel size is perfect for a holiday so I don’t have to carry a normal size fashion magazine with me. I also take with me my favourite sunny at the moment, Ray Ban sunglasses in my floral glasses case. When I’m on a holiday I don’t think a lot about my makeup. My currently lovie Chanel lippie is more than enough. However, my hair is quite important to me. So, I’m taking my hairbrush with me and of course it is travel size. Perfume is a must take for me, deodorant is also perfect but I feel that the scent doesn’t stay longer like perfume. So, for a quick fresh up I take a perfume with me that has a woody citrus scent like GUESS Seductive.

The last two items that I wouldn’t miss to take is my phone and camera. My phone for accessibility and my digital camera because of the size, my other camera would only be in the way of shooting memories!

Since it is quite a big bag, I will take clean underwear with me and other toiletry. The rest of the space is reserved for goodies I couldn’t resist to buy under the guise of ‘’cultural references’’!

 

 

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Note To Loves | MAC Lipstick Three-Versary Giveaway! ENDED.

I reached a new milestone: three years of blogging! Writing this sentence makes me feel so excited and most of all blessed. As a blogger, I felt many emotions during my blogging path. I struggled with writer’s block, months I couldn’t write! My fingers wanted to type but my mind was holding me back from what I love to do. Those months I felt insecure about my blog and asked myself many times: should I pull the plug? I struggled with lack of inspiration and motivation, how many outfits I should post? How many beauty looks? Does my readers like what I’m doing? So many questions holding me back from getting inspired to be motivated to write for my blog again.

However, when I do hit publish I get such a satisfying feeling. A feeling of perfectionism that is accomplished because there comes more to look than just hitting the publish button. English is not my native language. So, I must translate some words that I don’t know how to spell or I know the word in Dutch and Moroccan Arabic but not in English. I run through the spellcheck three times or even more! And on top of that I read my blogpost out loud to hear whether the sentence structure is good. So far, I did my very best and sometimes even when I hit publish I make small changes. When I do this, I sometimes blame myself by saying how couldn’t I have notice this spelling mistake? This cloud of perfectionism hangs on top of my head. Thank god after rain comes sunshine!

Speaking about perfection: making the perfect picture. I love taking pictures for my blog. I come in such ease when I combine colours and range the products. Using the right décor to add some flair into the pictures makes to me the perfect picture.

I am glad to say, with a smile on my face that I wouldn’t change anything about my blogging love. I appreciate my struggles. It makes me who I am: a girl that loves to blog.

I want to celebrate my milestone with you Loves. Without you I’m doing it for nothing! I appreciate every comment, like and follow. I consider them as my rewards for my hard work. I want to show my gratitude by hosting a giveaway! Yay!

My gift to you Loves: a MAC Cosmetics lipstick of YOUR CHOICE! Are you already excited? I know I am! The rules that apply are very simple:

  • Open internationally
  • Ends at 24th of July
  • Follow my blog
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Comment below that you are entering

This is it Loves. Good luck!

 

 

Disclaimer.

  • By participating you agree with the rules. It will be checked!
  • The participants who unfollow will be removed from the giveaway list.
  • This giveaway is self-hosted.
  • I ship the lipstick of your choice by mail.
  • Every participant name will be noted and chosen randomly by a tool.
  • The winner will be notified by myself on my social media.
  • The winner must agree with sharing their name and address. Data is guaranteed.

 

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Shopping Guide | Wishing You Were Here.

I don’t know about you Loves, but I’m a ‘’list person.’’ From making plans for college to running small errands I write lists. Even when I go shopping you will find a list in my wallet with items that I need. If I stick to it? That is another story. I feel sometimes even lost when I don’t have a list with me. Thank god for technology! I can visit my blog on my phone now for a quick reminder. So, let me share with you my shopping guide about items I’m wishing about and maybe you will find your dream item too.

Jo Malone is well known for their beautiful candles. I sometimes forget they have a wide assortment of colognes, bath and body products.  The bottles and packages are already keepers, imagine the smell and when you use it. Such luxury!

Lip glosses you can’t get enough of them, I’m speaking for myself now. Just look at the tube! This lip gloss from Dior is such a classic, it is available in many colours but I have set my eyes on the girly pink. Talking about pink, how cute is this feather skirt from SuperTrash? Since we are in the middle of the wedding season: combining this cute skirt with a pastel coloured top and edgy heels and you are good to go! Staying with SuperTrash: not only their clothes are dreamy to wear but their accessories are pretty to look at too. I’m a sucker for notebooks and their black ones are so chic. Perfect for college

Pictures originally taken from their website.  

Bags! My guilty pleasure. I found these beauties at MAHI and both are made from soft leather which means they are built to last. This is what I’m looking for in a college bag! I carry my laptop and books with other stuff that I basically don’t need everywhere I go. I love bags that are fashionable and functional. Who hasn’t had his bag strap broken just because of the heaviness? And do you remember those ugly bags that you are forced to use because otherwise you cannot bring all your books with you to study at home. Don’t forget carrying two bags! Kudos to MAHI. By the way Loves, you can personalize your bag with embroidery that they stitch onto the bag or accessories of your choice. Also, good to know: MAHI donates $1.50 from every purchased bag to clean water causes. Hello, win-win situation!

As you know me Loves: I like edgy details. I fell head over anchor about this black bracelet from Lavastoney. The combination of black and silver is so classic! I like timeless items, they stay fashionable for a long time. Because of this you think more about the quality when you buy it because you can enjoy longer from it! Also, a classic: Chanel. I’m having lately an obsession on this brand. Chanel is to me the black dress for fashion and the contour for beauty. The cap of the brush is going to protect the hairs of the brush which is perfect for when you need a quick touch up on the go!

Which item are you wishing about Loves?

Note To Loves | Why I Started Blogging.

Sometimes I need to remind myself why I started blogging. Especially at moments when I don’t have inspiration or the motivation to work on my blog, quite sad because I love to do it. Lack of time plays also a huge part on why I didn’t blog for a while. I am currently busy with my studies. I go to college from the morning until late afternoon for a week. Basically, a whole work week of almost 40 hours! Then comes doing homework, reading college books and doing assignments. In the weekend, I maintain a part time job and I need to rest from everything. Due to all this I left my blog behind.

I remember like it was yesterday why I wanted to start a blog. At first I wanted to follow vocational training about fashion but here in the Netherlands you need to ‘’audition’’ first before you get into a school of fashion or an art school. They always said to me that I have the basics and an eye for details but it isn’t enough. So, I had to do something else to follow my dreams which is working for a fashion magazine. It bugged me why I didn’t get in but I realised why wait for approval on something you love to do?

Blogging was the first thing that came into my mind when it comes to reaching my goals of writing, taking pictures or better said the whole package when it comes to fashion, beauty and lifestyle subjects. Just like a magazine where I can be the editor, the creative director and photographer. There was a very old friend who I shared my thoughts with, he said to me that I should do it. He pushed my last insecurities away and SaidaChahid.com was born.

Till this day, I appreciate that last push. With many ups and downs that I embrace am I blogging for three years now! Thinking about it makes me so excited and glowy inside. I truly hope I can continue doing it for a long time.

So, Loves bear with me because I promise you, there is more to come from me!

 

Lifestyle | Hi, Meet My Camera.

I promised myself in 2016 to give myself a good camera as a gift. My main reason is to improve my product pictures for my blog and ootd shoots but also a SLR camera looks bad ass around my neck! My saving tips came truly in handy when I set my mind on getting a camera. After a long search, I fell in love with the Canon EOS 1200D.

I don’t have major photograph skills, I don’t know all the buttons and meanings yet so every time when I use this beauty it is a surprise to me. I do know the basis but I still have the feeling I should get to know my camera more. I wanted to have a camera that has the specs that comes in great use for my blog and I found it in this Canon.

Let me start with the basic first Loves, since I know that. This beauty has 18 megapixel CMOS and a iSO value of 6400/12800. I love how it adjust automatically with light, darkness and on backgrounds. It has a 7,5 cm (3-inch) LCD display, I can see through the lens which is a 18-55 MM 1:3.5 5-5.6 IS STM lens and through the display. I love this! Perfect for whenever I have my glasses on. I see the world through different eyes whenever I use this camera. It records videos in 1080p such a pleasure for my eyes.

Quite a lot of numbers! Trust me, I had the same feeling. But whenever you have the hang of it you would love it.

Blogging costs time and I prefer to make things good right from the start to prevent do overs. This also goes for shooting flat lays, outfits, beauty looks and product photos. Since I have this camera only with one shot and I am satisfied with the results! The colour pixels turn so smooth that I only must use Photoshop to make my pictures look brighter and glowy like in a magazine.

 

Share with me your beauty Loves!

 

 

 

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Lifestyle – Tips | How I Prepare For College.

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College; the place I spend most of my time and I must admit, it can be challenging. I don’t know about you Loves but I have a hate/love relationship with my studies especially when I’m not prepared or I have a workplace that is a mess and I mean this not only on my desk but also my home. So, my first tip: create a good working place. It can be your room, at the library or the study places at your college and university. Pick a place where you not get easily distracted. When you’re living home, like me. I let them know that I don’t want to be disturbed and that I’m only available in case of a fire. Its sounds pernickety but because of this you can focus on your studies.

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Having good stationary is half the work and this is the part I love to put afford in! I’m quite obsessed with cute pastel coloured pens and marble printed notebooks, well with everything that is marble printed. I vow for making things your own and personal so don’t feel embarrassed if you want matching stationary or even a themed one. Feel free! Let’s admit it; it feels good to have those frills.

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Whenever I have home work to do or some reading, I place it into my to-do organizer. These organizers come in very good use when you place it on your desk or close to your view to remind yourself that a task is waiting to be done and when you finished it, place it in your done organizer before you store it permanent or you want to take it with you to hand it in. I find this systematic organizing very helpful during my studies and personal tasks.

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I find binders also helpful during my studies. Using tabs to separate paper for different subjects, it is just a good way to use one binder for many subjects. I use this mostly to write summaries for my exams. To give myself small reminders and if I want to emphasize important words or tasks I use post its. I stuck them on the inside of my binder, now I have it always close to my sight.

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To stay motivated and having an overview of all my homework, daily tasks and to-do’s I use printouts. I found online perfect ones! I got mine calendar from Scattered Squirrel and other printouts from The Organize Student. Definitely credits to the owners! I use them daily, they are easy to use and perfect for an organized freak like me.

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Note To Loves | #2017 Goals!

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1/365, the first page of 2017 are you living right now. It sounds to me quite crazy! As I told you Loves in my goals of 2016 I am not someone who is focused on new year resolutions, I am more of a person who looks back at moments and events that has occurred to me. I analyse them to feel how it made me feel at that moment. If I like something and it is good to me I go on and if not, I let it go. Even when it is hard.

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I think this is what I learned in 2016, it was my personal goal so I stripe this from my list and guess what? It feels good! Before I start with writing you loves what I have in mind for 2017 let me highlight my blog goals from last year.

  • Write more on SaidaChahid.com -> I accomplished this in a halve way. I wish I could have a strict blog planning. I mostly got my pictures already ready and have written a blog title to indicate what I want to write but then something comes in between and I find myself doing something else. I feel quilt about this, it is nagging me! But I cannot beat the hands of time.
  • Collaborate -> 2016 was also a good year for collabs! It feels so good to say this. I am thankful for these opportunities. Head out to my Collaborations Page to read what I have done. I promise you would enjoy it as much as I did!
  • Go to events -> The ratio for me visiting events stayed the same. The last event I visited was at the Dutch Glamour Magazine Fashion-Vintage Live. I loved every bit of it!
  • Increase my social media followers -> Goal achieved! Yay! I reach more of my Loves every day and I appreciate all of you. On my Instagram I have 3k Loves, on Twitter almost 2k, on my Facebook Page I have 700 likes and on my blog a total of almost 4k. Thank you! I feel proud. Whoop!
  • Buy a new camera -> I did!

I am happy when it comes to my blog goals. To me I am on the right path and I hope to continue walking on it.

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Oh gosh, now comes my personal goals from last year, I am taking literally a small breath…

  • Focus more on my faith and believes -> I am learning day by day and I feel that I always can learn more, it is never enough. But I do see a progress in my lifestyle; I search for information, I pray 5 times a day, I love to discuss and talk with people around me and listen to their thoughts. I am educating myself in any way that is possible and it feels so good!
  • Read more -> I finished all the books I had piled up. But I feel that I am missing something, I haven’t read the right book. You know the feeling that when you start with a book you cannot lift your head from it? I didn’t find this feeling yet…
  • Enjoy the beauty in life -> I have learned to appreciate life, with the ups and downs. I have concluded that you cannot change a situation that is not changeable. No matter how hard you try, if it is written its written. Namely with the downs in life I realised you are better off by thinking and analysing about it until you accept it that it happened. As soon you reached that point you can heal yourself by working on it to be better or to let it go and move on with your life. There is so much more in the world you just need to open your eyes and most important of all, to be open minded.
  •  Give negativity no chance -> I have learned the beauty of life.

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  • Get healthy -> I still work on it! As I have written you before Love is have primary lactose intolerance. I cannot eat or drink products that contains milk/milk sugars. And I changed my diet! I consume soy products or products that are lactose free and I feel so much better than before! But I must confess: I am on a diet. That is also why you haven’t seen new ootd blog posts. I didn’t eat for almost a month no refined sugars and I lost 3kg! I am not there yet but I am happy I cut buttons.
  • Get my driver’s license -> I can drive, sometimes I do. But I don’t have the permit…There I said it! This is the only goal I am not so proud of only because I really want it. I cannot make it more than; I cannot beat the hands of time.

Save money/don’t spend it on rubbish -> I can be proud again, I have been saving money and I am going to continue with it all my life. Yes, all my life! As you can see I have the hang of it. I did a blogpost about how to save money and I am doing it since.

These were my goals from last year and I must say that I feel blessed every day that I am learning to be better for myself and the ones around me. You can never stop learning and I think because of this realisation that I have, I don’t feel to have other goals in 2017 than to continue learning and growing. I know that in 2017 I am going to have ups and downs but I truly don’t want it to get the most of me. I will cherish the good and accept the bad because at the end you have one life to live, every moment is precious.

Lifestyle | My Phone Case.

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Do you know the feeling when you get something new you want to personalize it? I had this feeling when I got my iPhone. Do you remember when I told you Loves now I need a cute phone case? I finally got one!

I am lately into marble prints and the colour pink. When I found out you can create phone cases on Case Company I fell yet again in love with the prints! The variations they have on their printed cases are very trending; from Kim Kardashians famous cry face to Drakes hotline bling quotes to cactuses.

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If that is not enough, you can customize a case with your own pictures on any case you want. They have many case models like flip case, wooden, hard, soft with matt finish and fine finish.  They also have a Magic Magnet, a strong magnet for one of your air vents of your car. It is very easy to use; you just place between your phone and the case a small metal plate and hold it on the Magic Magnet and you are ready to cruise to many places! Not to speak about their laptop sleeves and ipad cases.

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For that extra personal touch, I choose to use my blog name, which is my name. It didn’t fell complete so I added Fashion-Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger for the whole package. I choose the font Sacramento but you can choose from many other fonts that are well-known and popular. This is not all; you can use any colour that you want and you are free to bold it or make it italic. You can even centre it! While you are busy making your own art work, you can rotate and resize text and emoji’s. This is impossible to forget!

Because of the ability to create a case of your own style, every time when you use your phone it feels like it is just brand new!

 

I am very curious, how you would personalize your case?

 

 

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New In | Unboxing Love #3

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Style Tone box from month November popped out of my mail box and it is also my last box to review for you Loves. The theme of this month is Power Woman, instead of wearing fluffy pj’s and fuzzy socks to hide in your cocoon of comfort this season are these products for pampering to pop out of it! As my last box was a bit of ‘’mwah’’ am I pleased to see that this box turned out lovely.

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Let me start first with the Lord & Berry ultimate lipliner in the colour Nude. The formula of the pencil is enriched with macadamia oil and waterlily extracts. It is waterproof and blends so well! I have an Essence lipstick (Cute Nude) that suits perfect with it. Or I can use it with the Tini Beauty lipstick in the colour Pink Champagne. When I opened it to try it on I’ve noticed golden glitter sparkles on it! It is so subtle that you cannot see it but when you apply it; hello beautiful lips! I totally see what Style Tone did there; perfect match!

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They were very thoughtful about this Power Woman box. The Cailyn Cosmetics Mummy Whipping Bubble Cleansing Mask is a perfect 3 minutes’ mask for an energy boost! I must say that the package looks a bit scary, it does make you curious what is it all about. This sheet mask uses an advanced technology of oxygenated cleansing bubbles imbued within unique mold-inducing microfiber to create a soothing and softening formula that deeply cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates the skin. This is such a mouth full! My curiosity is sparked.

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In this season our hands need pampering more than ever, this Coconut Hand Cream from Ziaja comes then in handy. Get it? Handy! Hihi…The smell of coconut is not overwhelming, the familiar coconut smell around you will not occur. Perfect for a tropical feel when it’s cold outside! While we are at it; the nail polish from Meeki Beauty Lab will look like a fresh manicure with this hand cream! In the box, I found the colour Sophie. I don’t wear black coloured nail polishes but I’m going to give this one a try!

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As I told you Loves, this is my last Style Tone Box. I had a three-month subscription which I choose to meet new beauty brands. It is also nice to see that the cosmetic brands develop items that are animal cruelty free and vegan.

Which item caught your eye Loves?

 

 

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Lifestyle | Everyday Lovely Items.

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I can be very enthusiastic when it comes to items that has an eye-catching rate. As you all know me I have an eye for details and I like to follow some trends that suits my own style. I have a weakness for things that suits my bedroom interior, it feels to me then I’m more home. That bit of extra that gives you joy.

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As a blogger, I use my laptop a lot and for a long time I’ve been searching for a marble 15,6-inch laptop case for my HP Pavilion and I still cannot find one for my liking. Talking about ‘’laptop discrimination’’, you only have them for MacBook’s! When I wanted to give up my search for it, I found Style Repertoire who sell them as skins/stickers. I wanted to give it a try and when it came through my mail I was excited and very curious at the same time. It was bit of work but I placed the sticker on my laptop and I liked it! Although it is just temporary because I want a real case, it gave my laptop a fresh look.

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Since we are talking about the marble trend, I saw this tray and I wanted it to use it as a background for pictures. Since I’m having it I don’t lose it out of my sight! I use it to put my daily makeup on and my brushes. I truly like the sophisticated look that marble has. Same goes with my minty five minutes’ hour glass. I use it to remind myself to have a break when I’m working a lot behind my laptop or the opposite, that my break is over and I should continue my work. This goodie is so ideal for while you are working or when you are studying for your exams.

Candles, every woman’s interior must buy habit. The pineapple candle gives my room interior an edgy touch and in order not to let it predominate I placed a minimalistic scented candle with it for a whole look.

I don’t know about you Loves but I use magazines as a great source to get fashion inspiration. Sometimes they have special editions and those are mostly worth keeping. This magazine from SuperTrash dates from 2013. Designer Olcay Gulsen got inspired by Jackie O for this magazine and I from her. I love this vicious circle! Since now we are in an inspiration mood: don’t forget that music also belongs on the ‘’how to get inspired list’’ and why not share it by using a cute speaker?!

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My grid! See, I am already loving it just by thinking about it. I always wanted one on my desk to give my workplace an industrial minimal look. There are so many options on how you want to decorate your grid and I chose for cute cards and to remind myself for things to do.

How would you use it Loves?

 

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New In | Unboxing Love #2

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I’m just like a kid in a candy store when it comes to receiving packages by mail. It doesn’t matter if it’s a gift or I bought it myself. I could kiss the mailman at that moment! Especially when you are waiting for that dream item you paid a lot for it or got it with a major discount. Don’t let me speak about when it is a gift! It’s like Christmas in July, August and October!

I told you Loves that I have a three-month subscription at Style Tone. I received my second box and I must be honest with you; I was ‘’mwah’’ about it. The only product I’m excited about is the Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel. I want to cut down with plucking my eyebrows, I want them to be bushy a la Cara Delevingne. I don’t pluck much because I already like them the way they are but I do want to keep them in check and this brow gel comes in handy!

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There is one product I give the benefit of the doubt; Hikari Blush called Cameo. I swatch it on my hand and the pigment is good but I’m not so sure about the colour. It’s quite light pink and I don’t know if the shade will make my skin look paler then it already is. This is definitely something to find out in a beauty look. The box also contained a Lip Crayon from Starlooks. I had it in the shade Majesty and oh lord it’s so dark purple! Yet again I don’t know if it suits my skin tone. I also got a wooden pencil called Jelly Pong Pong. This pencil can be used on your lips as a highlighter; on your eyes and nose. On your brow bone for an open look, same goes for your waterline. The pigments of this pencil and lip crayon are good though! The last item from the box is a Brush Cleaner. What can I say about this one…It’s a handy tool that helps to clean your makeup brushes, it works good because I already had one. That’s a bummer!

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As I’m getting older I have noticed that my skin is changing. In times of stress I get more acne break outs and my skin tone gets more grizzled. I was at my pharmacy and saw this try out package from Vichy Laboratories. These products are based on mineralizing water. The pouch contains an Ideal Body Serum Milk; it says it intensely nourishes the skin smoother and firmer. This sounds appealing so why not try it out?! It also has a Mineralising Water Spray; it efficacy to fortify the skin. Sounds fancy! The third item I’m writing about is the 3in1 Cleanser. Not only it rids of impurities, pollutants it also radiates your skin. In times of stress this comes in handy. Last but not least and probably the product I’m excited about the most; the Aqualia Thermal Light Cream. As I said before these products are based out of water. When you have acne its proven to use crèmes that contains water. I hope that this one is going to be my hero with my break outs!

 

 

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Lifestyle | Hi, Meet My Blog 2.0

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When I first started with blogging I had no plan and no idea what I put myself into. I threw myself into the deep and I was quite insecure about my writing skills. However, I was very determined to start a blog about fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

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When I made the decision to do it nobody helped me or reached a hand to help me how to start. When I looked for tips online some forums helped me but when I wanted to reach other bloggers I always felt a competition vibe, it was a bit unwelcoming. It made me realise I never want to make someone feel like that because I’m all about self-empowering yourself and others so I was very pleased to see that my first Hi, Meet My Blog turned out to be a success!

It is a pleasure to see, read and follow other blogs. I see the likes and comments as a reward of my hard work. Most of all I appreciate that my Loves take the time to read my blogposts and motivate me to go on with my blog. Because of this I’m reaching my blogging goals step by step and every step on the way I feel more and more confident about my writing skills. So way not share this feeling with others? I had the same feeling when I wrote about a blogpost on how I make products pictures for my blog and so was Picture Perfect born!

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I believe when you give a positive vibe to others the rest comes by itself. Companies and brands wanted to work with me and once in a while I get invited or go to events that perfectly matches with what I do for my blog. It is such a great opportunity and feeling to be able to do this!

Sharing is truly caring Loves. When you start with it believe me when I say, you can’t get enough of it! Share your blog with a sentence or two about your blog and why you started.

 

Let’s make this round a success too!

 

 

Lifestyle – Decor Tips | Autumn Room Decor.

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As I told you in my previous blogpost, I am not a lover of this new season however, I do love to make the most of it. Every new season I am trying to change my room decor just to spice up my room. It also gives me a fresh boost for my daily things that I do just like a small fresh start. The beauty (read: easy wheezy work) of changing your room decor is that you only have to do small adjustments that makes big changes. Are you like me into simplicity and keeping it not all the way a Halloween theme in your room, keep on reading Loves!

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Another alternative for the colour pumpkin orange can be bronze or rose gold, since I have the iPhone 6s in rose gold I’m quite obsessed about the colour! It suits very well in my room decor which is mostly the colours mint, white and silver. However, rose gold comes in different shades so it was a bit hard to find the shade that matched with all the rose gold items I have.

When I saw the mirror on the store shelf, I had to have it! In my mind I wanted a mirror on my bookcase right next to my room door. I use this mirror for the last touch up before I start with my daily routines. When I put it there it gave my room an instantly a warm look. Same goes with the rose gold make-up brushes. Even with the craziest thing you can you create a style that suits you and the fun part is I use the brushes just for decor! At least until I want to change it again.

I don’t know about you Loves, when I think about autumn I think about animals. Maybe it’s because autumn gives me that cottage in the mountain feeling. I wanted a jewellery stand that literally stands out. I saw this candlestick antler and a creative itch came. I put it upside down on a wooden plate; which is a candle cover, for a strong hold. When I decorate it with my mostly worn jewellery I appreciated this diy even more!

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Autumn equals sweater weather, hot coco and candles! I just love the feeling of lighting up candles, that romantic vibe! Candles are to me not seasonally bound so I light them up once in a while for a relaxing moment and they are perfect for decor! We all know the Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte vibe that many have, I can’t drink it because I’m lactose intolerant but other than that I like Starbucks drinks so I kept the cup for decor purposes and I like it!

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Even small adjustments like fake flowers can really spice up your room. I saw these flowers because I like roses and peonies a lot and buying them in warm colours was just a matter of time, time to change my room decor!

 

 

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New In | Unboxing Love #1

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I was always curious about beauty boxes and looked online for information about them, at first I was sceptical because I want to have value of my money. I rather pay a bit much for full sized products then travel sizes so I ended my research when I found Style Tone. The reviews about this beauty box were laudatory so I wanted to try it too. I chose a three-month subscription for €35.00 and I don’t regret it!

I received my first box this month (September). I felt like beauty addict who needed a beauty shot!

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I received a blush pen from Ellis Faas. That’s quite unique! A blush pallet that looks like a pen. In the mini magazine that comes with the box says about the blush pen that it gives your make-up look a dewy finish and a long lasting glow. Sounds good! The second product I took from the box is a Pore Qualifying Mineral Detox Mask from Figs & Rouge. The mask eliminates impurities and draws out excess oils for a clearer healthy complexion. As you all know me Loves I have an oily skin so I am very curious about this beauty goodie.

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Ladies you cannot have enough nail polishes, Style Tone must think that too because I received a feminine red colour from Emité in the box and I like it! What I also snooped out the box is a mono eyeshadow from Note. I got in a dark purple shade which made me shudder because I’m not used to dark colours as eyeshadow, then again for everything is a first. The next thing I received is a Eyerule No 3 Volumizing Curling Mascara from Ace Of Face. I was instantly impressed by the eye brush because it has a small top and I prefer that more over others because of my small eyes.

I can even enjoy it more because all products from the Style Tone box are cruelty free. Whoop!

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On television I saw a commercial about Girls Bag. It is a bag full of full sized products that every girl needs. Even though the target group are mostly teenage girls it didn’t hold me to try one out too! It came in a box but the reasoning behind it is the tote pineapple bag full of goodies. This bag contains not only beauty products but also healthy snacks. Nice!

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The goodies you’ll get with the bag are; Rimmel London Volume Colourist Mascara, Herōme Trio W.I.C. Nail Polish set. Oelala! Maybelline Balm & Blush, SmoovAll Skin Contact Spray, Vogue Perfume Deodorant Butterfly and BioFreeze+ Gel. I am very impressed about the amount of beauty products! The price I paid for the bag is €19.90 and only the beauty goodies in it have more value than the asking price!

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Here comes the food part Loves; Nãkd Bar Cashew Cookie, JustNuts The Alarm Clock Bar, Katja Candy and Tranquini Drinks in the taste Regular and Jade. The snacks tasted good but the drinks….

The last goodies I received are an Boho Chique Bracelet and many vouchers. Amazing!

This is it Loves. Would you like to see more unboxing blogposts?

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New In | Silver Mirrored Sunnies.

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Summer means an excuse to get new sunnies because the ones you already have are “soooo last summer” and at the end you have a lot in stock that you can open a store for yourself. Glasses are just like shoes; you can’t get enough. Accessories definitely make an outfit complete. When it comes to different kinds of glasses, GlassesShop is a truly Walhalla of glasses frames, from all time classics to funky and retro, just perfect! As a fashion and accessories encourager I felt in my element while wandering and scrolling through their online store, like a virtual wanderlust!

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I chose the frame Evansville Wayfarer in the colour blue and silver. I like that the colours are parted two ways, blue on top of silver/gray-ish. It gives that edgy look and I like that twist. What I also like is the lightless of the frame, it makes it optimal to use. The affordable eyeglasses are not only from high quality they also give the perfect statement to every wearer. So Loves, who wear prescription sunglasses or glasses will look great with these eye catchers!

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Do you know the latest silver mirror trend? GlassesShop goes with the hype and I’m following! I want to try it on my nails and now I can put the mirrored beauty right on my nose. Not only is it fashionable, it comes in handy when you want to look shameless at your love or summer crush. Sssst….let’s keep this between us.

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Because I’m so happy with my new sunnies I want to make you Loves happy too! Use code GSHOT50 for a 50% discount on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses! Whoop! I have to say that sale frames are excluded but that doesn’t matter with the frame Walhalla GlassesShop has.

 

Enjoy your gift Loves!

 

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Note To Loves. | Escaping Routines} Moroccan Love.

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I am in Morocco! I’m saying this with such a relieve, from the moment I put my feet on Moroccan soil and the heat greeted me the fatigue of my daily routines in the Netherlands burned with the heat. I feel blessed to visit my country again and I’m glad to give you Loves an inside snoop!

Of course I travelled in pink….and black. I wanted to travel light weighted so a suitcase and a valise is more than enough besides I wish I could take my whole wardrobe with me.

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I flew with Air Arabia and to be honest it is a good airline and the stewards did their job well but, ordering food and drinks took so long that we almost landed and when I ordered the cold drinks were warm and some warm drink like cappuccino they didn’t have it. Slightly disappointing. I’m not the hardest person but these small things are a welcome card for an airline and if it isn’t complete you just going to feel like mwah.

Confession: I don’t like to fly. As the plane rises I say a little prayer same goes when the plane is going to land. If we have turbulence my belt is closed tightly and I’m not even moving out of my chair. So the three hours I stayed in the sky I squeezed my eyes 267 times, said a prayer 154 times and hold on tight on my belt like it is going to save me when we going to crash! Hahaha…What a mess! Through land, seas and the sky traveling to any country that you have your mind on is a great experience to have.

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I’m wishing you all Loves if you are also on a holiday in a country that you love to enjoy! My journey in Morocco is just getting started follow me on my social media for more inside scoops!

 

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Lifestyle | Spirit It Up!

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Do you know those days when you are so busy with your daily routines that you lack time to do the things that you love? You cannot even enjoy the little things like eating your favourite sandwich just because you are in a hurry. I had those moments the last two months and it is breaking me apart. I truly hate that I cannot do the thing that I love the most namely my blog. The more days that went by that I didn’t blog made me more and more petulantly.

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I also must be honest with you loves, I need to get my priorities straight! I am so guilty of postponing things and it is not because out of laziness but more of not having the motivation to do it. So I am trying to take a step back and pause my daily routines. While I did it I remembered why I love to blog even more, is just read my blogpost about inspiration for motivation and it helped me back on track. In this blog post I will go more in depth, I want to empower all the ladies who are familiar with these feelings so let’s start with a cliché. Yes, clichés are clichés for a reason. They are mostly true.

‘’Every woman deserves to be noticed.’’ The words of this quote are so simple but yet so hard to believe in. We all have our own insecurities and it can ‘’control’’ us sometimes. Let’s break this pattern and put ourselves on a pedestal!

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For instance, Loves when I see these pictures the first thing that comes into my mind is: I can lose some pounds and my mood decreases instantly. To shut that annoying voice in my head I look at the pictures better and see all the beautiful things that are so obvious to see! The ground I am standing on, all that nature and the most important: my health. Without it I cannot do what I love to do. I don’t know about you Loves but sometime I forget this realisation.

While writing this I noticed that more than this I cannot tell, it is truly the simple things that counts!

Lifestyle | Pillow Talk.

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Let’s keep those thoughts for your booboo honey, ha! But I’m glad I have caught your attention because what I’m about to write is important too. The love of our lives: SLEEP! That enjoyable moment when you rest your head on a pillow is familiar to all of us.

What also familiar is to all of us are sleepless nights and waking up tired the next morning because of it. So annoying! When I have those sleepless nights the most thing that truly gets to me is being cranky during my day because of lack of sleep, there goes a spoiled day. I’m a person that values a goodnight sleep because I truly feel that sleep is the only way to charge ‘’your battery’’ that gets sucked empty because of daily routines, stress and other influences.

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Because you all are my Loves and I want the best for you, am I going to share with you what I do to prevent sleepless nights and what I do when I have one.

First, your bed. When you walk into your bedroom the first thing that you see is your bed. When it is a mess, read: to many pillows, clothes and other things that shouldn’t be there, is the first thing that you feel is that annoying pinch of ‘’even throwing it on the floor cost me to much energy!’’ Prevent it by already having your bed hop-in free. Clearing your bed is literally clearing your mind. If you prefer to still have pillows on your bed, do not exaggerate. No need to make a fort out of them!

When you are laying in your hop-in free bed and still have a hard time to fall asleep don’t toss and turn about it, accept it. Make that time useful by analysing what is keeping your up. Write it down in a journal or just a notebook. Write your worry scenarios and the solutions of it and you already going to feel better, trust me! You probably even think that you are worried for no reason at all or it can wait until the next day to fix it. Sometimes I sprinkle a bit of Rosewater on my pillow because I like the smell, the rose extract literally ‘’distract’’ me of worrying.

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Many professionals say: don’t use your phone before going to sleep, it makes your sleep rhythm confused and decreases your melatonin and I agree with them. I also know, easier said than done. So I was glad that Apple has a night shift button, I use it every night! I do have noticed that it helps me and I know it isn’t a miracle worker but every little bit helps. That’s why I also recommend to use your phone not too often during your sleepy time. If you like to listen music at night, make a playlist with songs that has a long playing time so you don’t have to look at your phone a lot. You even can make playlists that depends on your mood, for instance make a list that has songs of soothing classical music to fall asleep quickly or with sounds from mother earth like the sea and seagulls or how about the rain to clear your mind. Last but not least but definitely cliché: turn your phone into airplane mode to block influences from outside. No more checking emails! No more replying on tweets! And no more haters to listen too.

These tips make me sleep like a boss, now you do too!

Sweet dreams Loves.

Lifestyle – Saving Tips | Piggy Bank.

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‘’Money doesn’t make you happy’ But it makes life easier, right? Since my goal for 2016 is to save money and don’t spend it on rubbish, I even have a no-buy list. Am I sharing with you Loves how I save money.  I confess, I’m a spender. Not a big one! I can say I don’t shop until my wallet drops. I want to avoid it at all costs and to do that I buy things that my wallet allows me to do. Yes, it’s that simple!

To have the possibility to fall back on something, is it therefore useful to have a piggybank. In order to be flexible, I save my money in three sections. It sounds crazy but trust me, it is easy.

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In section one I save € 50, – and more in my bank. No questions asked.  In section two I save less then € 50, – in a closed piggybank but still reachable for important and unexpected circumstances. What is less then € 50, -? Well, that would be € 0,50 until € 20, -. In the last section I save less then € 0,50. Which is € 0,05 cents until € 0.20 cents. Those annoying small change will add up if you save it and at the end of a year or even a month change it for big money at a bank. ‘’Small money for big dreams.’’ Literally!

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I believe if you save your money in this kind of way, before you know it you have saved a large amount. A year has 365 days, 52 weeks and 12 months. If you couldn’t save something for section one, you can save something for section two and even if that wasn’t possible you always can save something for section three. Even though you saved a small amount you can say to yourself that you saved something and that gives you a good feeling. Because of this flexibility you always can save something in the whole year!

 

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Lifestyle | Books From Donna.

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A long time ago I devoured books. I loved to imagine myself in the world of the main characters from the book. When I was reading I forgot the time and my surroundings. I miss those days! Today I’m sharing with you Loves that I started to read again.

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One of my goals of 2016 is to read more, so I started again with where I left off. On page 491 of the book The Secret History by Donna Tartt. The author from Mississippi has truly written a master piece. The book revolves around Richard Papen, his decision to leave his boring fictitious hometown; Plano California and to study Greek language and culture at Hampden College. Richard – son of a simple gas station attendant – romanticizes his wealthy and arrogant fellow students. Which is only five: Henry, the twins Charles and Camilla, Francis and Bunny. Their friendship is not a friendship that you are used to. It is a friendship full of secrets and murder. The more you read the eager you get to know why.

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I must say, some parts of the book make me shiver and asking myself; how on earth can you be so evil! The mask they all put on is horrible, friendship shouldn’t be like this. How far can you go in a friendship?

Her writing style intrigued me to continue reading. I can’t wait to read in her other book; The Little Friend. It’s hard to explain but I’m sure Loves that you understand what I mean. Which author gives you this feeling too?

Lifestyle | Inspiration For Motivation.

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My exams are just over and I feel that I’m very tired, having less energy to concentrate on my studies and blog. So I went through my goals to remind myself again.

One of my goals was to enjoy more of the beauty of life. I am definitely an over thinker and waiting on the results of my exams is for me so stressful! To put my focus elsewhere I made some small reminders for myself to remember my goals and I want to share them with you Loves.

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Whenever you have a long day you want to go to a place where you can relieve yourself and get rid of your daily routine thoughts. This place is my room. At such times, I prefer to be at a place where I can feel calm right away. I just make it comfy for a more relaxed feeling. My blanket will keep me warm when I want to write some of my ideas for my blog in my notebook or just simply write a poem. When I don’t want to write I just use my laptop to watch movies or my favourite series online.

Sometimes during hectic days you cannot find a moment to relax. So a motivation board full of motivational words or quotes is an amazing quick reminder for the hard work you do to reach your goals. How about music? I still listen to the playlist I shared on my blog. During the song you can take a moment to rest from your thoughts.

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What also don’t take much time, because you are already busy; is to browse in a magazine. I snoop in it to get fashion and beauty inspiration. Because of it I will know the latest trends and get inspired for outfits!

Everyone has his or her own way to get motivated and inspired. Share with me yours!

Lifestyle | Hi, Meet My Blog!

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Because I know Loves that having a blog and maintaining it is a hard knock life but at the end always worth it so show me your hard work!

As I was writing about my goals of 2016 which two of them is collaborate with others and lift up my social media is this blogpost a good chance to accomplish and continue on with it.

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Being recognized of your work is the best feeling in the world and this feeling I would never deny my fellow bloggers simple because it is just not in my nature. We all started from the bottom and are where we want to be or still going strong to reach it. I want to read more blogs then the ones I got my blog spotlight on and mostly I want to meet you.

Enough of the mushy talk! Spam in the comments who you are, about what you write and your blog link. Easy right?

Lifestyle | Hello From The Other Side.

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‘’Hello from the other side I must have called a thousand times to tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done, but when I call you never seem to be home, Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried.’’

Yes, I’m guilty of listening to Adele’s songs too. But this is not what this blogpost is about. It’s about my rose gold beauty. Hello! I want to share with you Loves an update from my other blogpost about Fashion Goodies Right In Your Pocket.

It was time for a change. I enjoyed all of them and I still enjoy the app All Womenstalk. This app gives you a tour through a woman’s world. From tips; tricks; mindfulness; relationships to recipes you can find it all. Again, I still enjoy the H&M app. I’m even an H&M Club member! Every euro you spend on purchases you collect points for discount vouchers, special offers and exclusive events! Amazing right? Because of it I was invited to the H&M beauty department launch. And you can do it too! Just download the app and subscribe to the H&M Club. Your welcome gift will be 50 points and a 10% discount!

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Style.com and Fashion Network made place for Vogue Runway. I love this app! I can watch all the fashion shows from all over the world with just a slide away. Sitting front row with just my pyjamas on and a messy bun oh so lovely!

I have a subscription on the Glamour Magazine since 2012 and with the app I can take the magazine everywhere. Perfect for when I’m on the road. This app has nothing to do with fashion but sure hell with life. Clue the app to register your cycle. It calculates your period, your moods, your fertile window and even answers questions like what is PMS? Is my cycle normal? I really recommend this app to Loves who are trying to regulate their periods and trying to get pregnant. As for me it is a great calendar!

I also add Flipagram & Pomelo. Flipagram to make video’s from pictures. I asked you Loves in mine previous blogpost what your thoughts are about me starting a YouTube channel. I am still thinking about it but using Flipagram for my Instagram for sharing my make-up looks is a good start. Speaking about Instagram. I’m even thinking to start using a filter on it to make my Instagram account more professional. Pomelo is a great app to work with.

Further then this all I use standard apps for blogging. Like WordPress and Facebook page. When it comes to social media apps I use Google+ Bloglovin’ Twitter Snapchat (SaidaSnaps) and Instagram like most of you.

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This is it Loves! If you know any apps that are great to use don’t hesitate to let me know.

Lifestyle | My Goals For 2016.

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Goals: wishes that everyone wants to become true, you just have to work hard for it.

To be honest Loves, making goals gives me a feeling of pressure. I question myself if I could make it and if I don’t I’ll feel that I have failed. This is the reason why I rather live by the day. As I’m getting older I have learned that if you want something you have to work hard for it so I have to bite the bullet.

When you want to set goals for yourself you have to aim for what is possible for you to handle otherwise you will fail. This is something that I have to keep in the back of my mind; be realistic.

Let me start first with my blog goals.

1) Write more on saidachahid.com.

It has to be said. I have to make time for my blog to enjoy more of it. Sometimes I feel that I get sloppy. This is crazy because I love to write! I’m going to work forward on my blogposts to publish them more on my blog.

2) Collaborate with others and companies.

2015 was a good year when it comes to collaborations! I loved every bit of it and in 2016 I want to lay my focus more on it. It is an amazing feeling when you get to know new people and brands all over the whole world. Let’s keep this feeling!

3) Go to events.

Interaction is important for bloggers and going to events is a perfect way to build a network. As a blogger I get invited once in a while for events and this is to me the cherries of a pie. So, ‘’let’s get fat!’’

4) Lift up my social media.

I’m very happy with the support I get from my Loves! To give something back I want to interact more on it then I already do. Because why not? It is free!

5) Buy a new camera.

I want to take my blog to a higher level and the same goes with my pictures. The camera I use is perfect for product pictures but lets me quite down when it comes to making pictures for outfits. This has to change so I better start with saving!

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Here comes my personal goals and let me warn you Loves; it’s quite cliché.

1) Focus more on my faith and believes.

I’m a Muslim. A proud one. I want to live more by the rules of the holy Quran. 2014 and 2015 was very intense years for me a lot happened and I have to close chapters to forgive. Having resentments makes you feel so sad! It is just not worth my energy. I was mad at people for a long time and now it is time to let it go and move on!

2) My education!

This goal deserves an exclamation mark! I have to work hard for my diploma. Years before my current education I didn’t know what to do nor did I know what I want. It frustrated me so much and because of it lost many opportunities to get a diploma. This has to change; like ASAP! As a wallflower I finally found the education that suits me perfectly! Namely: Media, Information & Communication (MIC). You’ll get trained to be an all-round media professional and as a blogger this is right up my alley!

3) Read more.

When I was younger I devoured books! From romans to biographies to true stories. I used to love to imagine myself in the world of the book characters. Such a great feeling!

4) Enjoy the beauty of life.

I’m an over thinker and sometimes for no reason at all. I have to remind myself to take a moment to breathe and enjoy the simple things of life like a sunset or a wind blow through my hair.

5) Give negativity no chance.

Negative things or people can control my mood. It shouldn’t be. Sometimes it’s better for me to have a ‘’frozen moment’’ and scream LET IT GOOOOO! LET IT GO! It already feels good hihi…Try it!

6) Get healthy.

I have primary lactose intolerance. It is caused by insufficient production of the enzyme lactase. Basically I cannot tolerate products that contain milk/milk sugars. I have to chance my diet which I’m glad it is perfect maintainable! Not only I want work on my nutrition but I want to work out more. Indeed!

7) Get my driver license.

26 years old and I still don’t have it. It is just a shame. No comments.

8) Don’t spend money on rubbish.

Believe it or not I even have a ‘’No buy list”! Crazy right? Do I even need to say more…?

9) Save money.

Read goal five.

10) Make my 2016 goals count.

No words needed.

Lifestyle Collab | Be Healthy Be Forever.

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As I’m getting older I have noticed that I’m taking more care of myself. Taking care of my health plays a big part of it. To me it is such a big part because I’m still going in and out to hospitals to check my health. I’m suffering from distended abdomen. Only drinking of water and my belly swells. It is very annoying especially when you know in your mind you did not eat anything and you feel already full. But you cannot live only on water. This common scene, I’m gladly that I still have especially sometimes I feel very bloated because of my stomach. I’m happier about the fact that I can say the reason of my swollenness of my stomach is caused because I’m lactose intolerant. So I have to change my diet drastically. And to be honest it is hard because I can’t eat the most of the food that I’ve been eating my whole life.

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Drinking Aloe Vera helps me to reduce the bloating feeling. This magical drink helps truly during my day! It even helps to regulate my bowel movements. This is perfect understandable because Aloe Vera has many benefits! It catered for proper digestion, it gives a good balance in your intestines, and it stimulates cell growth, is rich in minerals and is a good source of vitamins! Amazing right?

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I certainly believe that good health start in the inside. Whenever you feel good in your own skin you’ll show it on the outside. Be Healthy Be Forever helps me to stay steadfastly in my diet. Their personal advice to me is such a great help and since I drink it I feel more energetic and comfortable in my own body!

New In | Rose Gold Beauty.

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Since the day before yesterday I’m a proud owner of the iPhone 6s Rose Gold! It feels soooo new, so fresh, and so clean! The colour Rose Gold looks so cute like a little puppy! Truly an apple of my eye! Ha…Get it? Apple…Hihi.

As you can read I’m a bit obsessed about it. Then again who wouldn’t? It runs so fast and comes with great features like 3D Touch and Live Photo’s. As a blogger the megapixel of a camera is quite important. What we all do for that Instagrammin’ Tweetin’ Snapchatin’ Facebookin’ perfect picture! So, I’m a major fan of their improved camera.

Whenever I got a new phone, due to extend phone subscription I want to personalize it asap. The first thing I do is order the apps Apple already has on it. Then I download my favourite apps and wander through google images for that perfect wallpaper. Mine is a sketch from Elie Saab.

I must say that I don’t like the 16GB I have on it. It should not be a choice to choose from 64GB, 128GB. Nowadays you just use a lot of storage. To me it is not a major problem, I just have to adjust but I understand for others it could.

Tell me Loves, any ideas for phone covers?

Ps. I reached a new milestone on Twitter, 1K followers! Yay! Do you follow me on it?

Travel | Versatile Morocco.

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I’m not a travel blogger Loves, but these vacay pictures I really want to share with you. Delusion with me through cultural, historical, beautiful Morocco.

Oujda.

Oujda is my city that I go every Summer too. This city is a city in north-eastern Morocco, the eighth largest city in the country. The city is located about fifteen kilometres west of the Algerian border and about sixty kilometres south of the Mediterranean coast.
I truly find my peace when I go home. This city has not only beautiful architecture but the nature has clean air to breathe. The parks are full of flowers and greens that make you happy just by watching them. Most of all my lovely family are around me.
Whenever you go to Morocco, I recommend not staying in only one place. Make your own adventure!

Rabat.

Rabat is the capitol of Morocco.

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Al Hoceima.

The beautiful port of Morocco.

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There are many places I’ve been too in Morocco. Tangier, Asilah, Tetouan, Chefchaouan, Al Hoceima, Nador and more. It would be a travel book and not a fashion blog!

For someone who lives in two cultures (Dutch & Moroccan), lives with both worlds. As much I enjoy visiting my country I have a life in the Netherlands simply because I’m born and raised here. Morocco will always be a place to my heart.

Which city would you like to visit in Morocco?

Note To Loves | These Are My Confessions.

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We all have those days that you look at yourself in the mirror to self-reflect. To think about the choices you have made it the past and going to make in the future. There will be a time that you’ll say to yourself ‘’enough is enough, you need to change.’’ Or you would say ‘’I am proud at where I am, I need to continue.’’

Everything happens for a reason, as well as with my blog. I don’t want to make excuses because it would not bring back the lost time. This is me, explaining why it was quiet for a while. As you all know I went on a holiday to Morocco, my country. I was full of energy about it and believe me when I say I enjoyed every bit of it. There were slightly troubles with having an internet connection whereby I could not blog for couple of days. When the problem was fixed I blogged and felt very happy about it because I had a lot of inspiration! Then the problem came back and it could not get fixed! I was so upset about it! Eventually I’ve accepted because I must.

The silence gave me time to think about myself. To self-reflect. I don’t know about you Loves but vacay to me is relaxing and detoxing! Not only on health but also mentally and spiritually. And I have noticed that blogging wasn’t my first priority. I had mixed feelings about it and quit blogging crossed my mind. I felt so sad….

I also noticed that I’m a bad planner. Believe me when I say: I have many planners that I write on but yet it always seems that something comes between my plans and it is so frustrating that I feel that nothing comes to an end or I’m wasting my time!

Bear with me Loves; I’m changing myself to be better at planning and blogging. I hope you’ll have the patience because I’m coming back!

Note To Loves | #SaidaHoliday

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I’m on holiday! Yay! Whenever you read this I’m probably already on the road; destination: Morocco!

I’m very excited and nervous at the same time. Even though I visit my country every year, it is always a responsibility. During my trip I go through Belgium, France and Spain. This means a long trip! But this equals enjoying my views and picnicking during my stops.

As much I like visiting my country, I have to let you down. Without Wi-Fi I cannot post until I’m in a hotel. So I have to be patient! Like last year I’ll keep you informed. There will be ootd’s shooting, new make-up looks and hotel reviews. My holiday is going to be very inspirational! I already feel it! I have so many ideas to share with you Loves.

Can’t wait like I do? Feel free to use #SaidaHoliday to see what I’m doing. Follow me on Twitter/Instagram @SaidaChahid for more updates and snap me your holiday pictures on SaidaSnaps. Would be amazing if we can keep this trending!

For the ones who are on the road too, I wish you a safe trip! And the Loves who are already lying on the beach enjoy!

I see you on my social media!

Lifestyle | My Playlist.

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          ‘’DJ play my favourite song, play it all night long!’’

Are your feet already tip toeing on the floor? Mine is! It is confirmed; music can make you feel good.

I want to share with you Loves my playlist. I’m still having a crush on the music from the 90’s until mid-2000. In particular to R&B, Rap, Hip Hop Arabic and Raï.

I’m not listening to music just because it is music. I know the lyrics from 2Pac – Changes out of my head. Same goes for Dear Mama. Day dreaming to slow jams is also typical me. Who doesn’t know the love songs from Usher, Ne-Yo and Keyshia Cole.

Raï music is very popular in Morocco and Algeria. Many Raï lovers find themselves with the lyrics. From social problems to politics to love; they sing about everything. Same goes with Arabic music.

These are my all-time favourites; enjoy Loves!

Carole Samaha – Khalik Bhehalek.
Keisha White – Weakness In Me.
Keyshia Cole – I Remember.
Cheb Khaled – Didi & Aisha.
2Pac – Changes & Dear Mama.
Usher – Burn.

Which one do you like and what is your playlist?

P.S. did you know I’m on Snapchat? SaidaSnaps.

Lifestyle | My Summer Essentials.

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It has been a while since you have heard from me Loves, I’m so sorry! The reason behind it is I don’t have the energy because I’m more focussing on Ramadan and my vacation. Who doesn’t know those days when you’re planning things and leave the things you love the most behind? Well, I’m guilty of that…

Nevertheless should it mean not to blog for almost two weeks! It’s all about planning and gosh I suck at it! (Any tips? They are truly welcome!)

Let’s get right into it!

I almost finished packing my suitcase. Although it was easy to take my whole closet with me, I had in the back of my mind the question: is it useful? As a fashion blogger you want to pile up your suitcase with ootd’s to shoot, no need to talk about the accessories!

When you are on the road (read: driving two days) you still want to look fresh, you don’t want to worry about your odour so a cute make-up bag comes in handy! Skip taking full sized products and stick with the travel ones. As in make-up taking mascara, BB-cream, blush and your favourite lip gloss or lipstick is more than enough. Besides you always can take more and put it your suitcase and in ‘’a worst case scenario’’ you can buy them during your holiday under the guise of exploring the country! Hihi…

You don’t want to get bored during your trip. It would be the perfect chance to read the book you had in mind or just to flip through a magazine. And what about writing your thoughts about your adventures?

I feel more excited now! Do you?

Lifestyle | When Are You An Artist?

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I must confess; I don’t paint, write, sketch or draw all the time. Sometimes days or even months go by and I did not lift a finger on a paintbrush or a pencil. Just like the paper stays blanc so does my mind.

Sometimes I ask myself; what do you call yourself, it seems you have all the possibilities that comes with creativity? And I always end up with the same answer; I’m not an artist. I’m someone who enjoys to be creative. I can find joy in many true artist like Picasso and Moroccan artists like Abdelhadi Mourid and Samira Ait el Maalam. I am fascinated by abstract art but abhorrence art which is being hailed as a creative explosion; what is so creative about a blanc canvas or only a dot on a canvas that costs thousands of euros? Don’t get me wrong, every person sees art the way he or she wants to see it. But this seems to me absurd! I guess that’s why I don’t call myself an artist because a true artist don’t judge right? But then again what is wrong in being vanilla in the artist world? Isn’t art supposed to be a form of freedom?

Even though I don’t paint or have the chance to work on my creativity due to many reasons, when I have a reason I enjoy every bit of it and I hope that you all Loves keep enjoying the thing you love to do. Because no matter what comes between your thing that you love, remember how you feel about it! Don’t let someone tell you otherwise.

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What do you love to do Loves?

Lifestyle | A Letter To My Future Husband.

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Dear future husband…

Don’t worry, I’m not going Meghan Trainor on you. In fact I am a very simple girl. But there are some things you need to know about me…

I’m not going to tell you what marriage is about, you probably already know. I know this because when I let you in my life, you already pass this condition.

To make it work between us, let me tell you the simple things that makes me happy…Oh no, I’m not being selfish because when I feel loved by you, I can make you feel loved too.

I don’t need diamonds nor do I need gold, instead of giving me something expensive give me your emotional bond because that has more value. I don’t need to hear the words that makes me happy or you think that satisfy me. Instead of saying; show me. I don’t need grand gestures to make me feel loved. Instead remember the little things that I love and that you love. Like my favourite colour, book, movie, meal and my smile. Remember the smile you gave me because you said something that I only would understand. Remember the smile I gave you because I said something that made you happy or I did something you love. Remember me when you wear your favourite blouse that I ironed for you. Remember me when I remembered you about the appointment you have to attend. Remember me when you are at your work and you eat your lunch I made for you with love. Remember the conversations we are going to have about everything, remember the peaceful silence we are going to have because a glance at each other is more than enough. Remember the things you fell in love with just by looking into my eyes. And I will remember the things I fell in love with just by looking into your eyes.

I truly understand that marriage is not a fairy tale. We all have our flaws and I accept every one you have. It is perfectly fine to have some time alone to clear your mind from daily routines and even your thoughts but please don’t forget to share it with me. Whenever we cannot stand each other, promise me we find a solution or clear it out before we go to bed. Whenever I forgot something remember me. Whenever I did something wrong or said something wrong, instead of being judgemental teach me and I shall learn. Whenever you did something wrong or said something wrong, accept my words about it because I’m not your foe.

I’m not telling you how to be a good man because when I let you in my life I already trust that you are. I am grateful towards your mother for this because she raised you as a one.

These simple things I value; commitment, trust, loyalty, communication, patience, love and most of all faith. I believe when this is good between us, I don’t need to worry about our legacy.

If you can give me this, I promise you I’ll treasure you with all my heart.

With Love,

Your future wife.

Lifestyle Tip | Picture Perfect!

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My blogpost about it’s a (Hard Knock) Bloggers Life was a success (whoop!), so I want to share with you all Loves, how you can make that perfect (product) picture!

First, having time to do it is very important. Don’t rush into it! Having a good camera is also a good start. Don’t worry; it doesn’t have to be a very expensive one. Reading the instructions brings you already closer to how to use the camera properly.

My holy grail is a white background! It makes my pictures brighter, the products the centre point and it looks instantly more professional! Do you prefer another background, then this tip comes in handy: search on Google an background, for example Bokeh, save it and enlarge the picture on your computer. Stack magazines in front the screen place your product on it, take your position and click!

Place your products the way you want. Keep in mind which kind off product needs to be in the centre and match sizes with each other. Combine colours! This works perfect for flat lays. Mix and match the colour of your products, it makes it attractive to look at the picture. Unconsciously you go to the perfect looking shelving in stores to buy products. Why not with pictures?

To make it more picture perfect, use decoration! That’s the beauty of décor, you can use everything! From flowers to beads to vases to stones! Everything is possible just don’t exaggerate! You don’t want to take away the attention from the product.

Use your instinct and first thoughts, it is usually already perfect!

Lifestyle Motivation | It’s a (Hard Knock) BLOGGERSLIFE!

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I blog for a year now (YAY!) and I love every bit of it! However blogging comes with his proceeding that for a blogger always ends in satisfying results. But before we get there we bloggers go through all lot of ups and downs. Yes, downs too.

As an example, I have sometimes troubles by having a lack of inspiration which can results in days without posting a blogpost. If this happens to me, I feel disappointed. I have this feeling because I want my Loves to hear and read something from me. I also have to accept this because the last thing I want to do is writing a blogpost that has no depth or is an ‘’quick blog shot’’ a post that’s written compulsory. I’d rather have a good post then a bad one.

I’m a bit of a perfectionist. Before I post something on my blog I check my words on a Word Note trough the spell check and translate words in Google translate. This takes time, which again can result in a blogpost that I worked hours on that I ‘’forget’’ I have other things to do too. Decisions have to be taken and nothing is as satisfying as a scale effect. Your time and pursuits equivalent shared!

Enough with the downs! As I said, I love blogging and getting recognized is to me a cherry on a pie! Reading comments and seeing likes on a blogpost are prizes to me. The interaction gives me a great feeling. I, a blogger from all the bloggers in the world interact with people all over the world, how amazing is that? A LOT!

Getting recognized by other bloggers and companies to work with each other is to me a reunite of creative people that results in a creative explosion! What more do I want as a blogger?

The advice I want to give you Loves is, follow your heart! Find a way that works for you to reach your own goals. Try to get out of your comfort zone and explore. Yes, it can be scary sometimes but at the end it’s worth it!

Lifestyle | 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!

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I was thinking that I get a lot of sweet comments on my posts. Thank you a lot! It’s shows to me that i’m doing a good thing as a blogger. Wich again makes me happy!

So this post is for all my followers on Instagram, Twitter and WordPress! I apperciate it a lot! ❤

25# You don’t know about me! Here we go…!

1) I’m born and raised in the Netherlands but I have Moroccan roots. My mum is Moroccan and my dad is Algerian.
2) I have three brothers and one sister.
3) I am a proud aunty! Mostly because I am the only aunt that my little niece has! (daughter of my sister.)
4) I study a social cultural education. With creativity we are trying to bring people together.
5) I acted in many theatre plays. I acted as: a singing wanderer, a girlfriend of an hooligan, grandmother and a wife of an abusive husband. I love being on stage!

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6) I don’t have my driving-licence….Yes, I feel horrible about it!
7) I NEVER smoked or drink alcohol. Proud of myself!
8) I like bunnies! We had one as a pet, Noir was his name. It means black in French. He died from an old age. 😦
9) I don’t drink coffee!
10) Strawberries are my favorite fruit. I can eat them everyday!

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11) I really like the color blue. Silver comes second.
12) I am an shoe and bags addict. Guess what? Most bags I have are blue!
13) I tried sushi once…NEVER AGAIN! Ugh…It is so overrated!
14) I am an 9gager! I got ”obsessed” with it four years ago. I really like the memes!
15) I play playstation! I always make time to play together with my youngst brother. I am an major Tomb raider fan! I played all the games. God of war, Uncharted, Hitman are some of the games I played and I loved every bit of it. Yes! I have a ”geek” in me.
16) I have small feet 6,5 inch or size 37 and hands. I fitt in children gloves…Hihihi :-p
17) I have an perfume collection. From low budget to expensive.

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18) My great grand mother is 102 years old! AMAZING!
19) I can move my nostrils! I think that’s why I like bunnies…
20) I like to dance! I listen mostly to r&b, hiphop, pop, dancehall, Arabic, reggeda and rai! The last two are Moroccan music genre.
21) I have natural brown hair. I never dyed my hair.
22) My hair is curly. I style it a lot but in the other hand I take care a lot of my hair!
23) I have a box with all things I get from friends, family, parents etc. I like to keep them in memory, even the bad ones!
24) I can cook! I love making Moroccan food!
25) My favorite candy is liquorice yum!

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This is it! I hope you all know me a little bit more. I want to get to know you all to! Comment below your social media, I surely follow back.

P.s. Oh…I love to paint! 26!

 

 

Lifestyle Review | Jnane Sbile, Fez Morocco.

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If you go one day to Fez a place in Morocco make sure you’ll visit this hotel! You get instantly introduced with Moroccan culture and the architecture.

It was a color bomb to my eyes, such a warm welcome! I really like Moroccan architecture; to be honest it seems we are very good at it, as I could see in this Jnane Sbile hotel which the meaning of is ‘’farm for travelers.’’ I know what you think…How do you mean a farm? The word Jnane in Arabic dialect is literally translated as farm but we mostly mean it as a resting place.

We had two bedrooms include a closet, shower cabin, television and mini fridge. It’s decorated with Moroccan paintings and decors like a mirror and a side table.

I really enjoyed staying here, next time I will definitely return!

 

 

Note To Loves. | #SaidaGoesMorocco

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Hi loves! I’m going on vacation 😀 Wich means that it would be a quiet time on my blog. Don’t worry! I’ll make up to you all with a lot of fashion-beauty-art-lifestyle blogposts. Pinky promise! 😊

You still can get updated about my trip, just follow me on social media! Are you going to a vacation too? Share, share, share!

P.s have a blessed day! Xx