Wednesday, August 27, 2014

5 books close to my heart

I have noticed this activity on Facebook recently where people nominate their friends to talk about 10 books that have touched their lives in somewhat way. Today I am writing about such 5 books here on the blog because no one nominated me yet on Facebook (sad face!)

But I know that I won't be able to come up with 10 such books anyways. I am a passionate book reader and there hasn't been a month since long when I don't finish at least one book. However, the books that have really touched my heart or have an importance for me in my life are very few. Let's take a look:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Liebster Award

Hello there, my tiny tiny spot of blogland. Some great news,I have just gotten the first ever nomination for a Liebster Award! This nomination comes from the lovely Kiara at kiaramichelle so thank you!

I have seen the Liebster badges on other blog and would always wonder what it was all about. Now that I have my own nomination, I figured this was the best time to delve in deeper. This award is a way for bloggers to connect with each other and discover fellow new/smaller blogs.

As a nominee I will be answering the questions Kiara has put up for all her nominees.
Each nominee must in turn nominate 5-11 bloggers and put up a set of questions for them also. So it's kinda like a chain.

The Rules:
 1. Post 11 facts about yourself.

2. Answer the 11 questions provided by the person who nominated you and then create an 11-question set for the next group of nominees.

3. Choose up to 11 bloggers to nominate and link them in the post!

4. Let your nominees know that they’ve been tagged- and no tag-backs!

5. Nominate blogs under 200 followers

First up the questions from Kiara  :

1. What are you most passionate about?
Travel! I cant really afford to do it, but by God if I had the money I would ditch everything and just travel the world. In the meantime, TripAdvisor and travel blogs / vlogs feed my passion. And Dance.

2. What are your favorite toppings on your pizza?
 Buffalo chicken and pineapple. Also afghani boti/malai boti (creamy chicken bbq) which is like a         Pakistani  specialty or something.Even the pizza hut here does it.

3. What is your favorite fashion piece in your closet? 
  My hot pink tights (called leggings in America).

4. What made you start blogging in the first place?
 I have a had a personal blog for some time now, initially just a place to vent and ramble. This time it's more  of a let's get into the blogging community,make friends etc etc

5. Who is your inspiration?
  Different people at different times of life.

 6. What is something crazy that you’ve done so far in 2014?
 Me and crazy?!I wish! I'm the safest, most grounded person you will meet.

 7. What’s your favorite restaurant?
Depends on my moods. I usually love continental food, but these days I'm craving BBQ so BBQ tonight is my fav restaurant these days...

8. Favorite Blogger?
Since I'm fairly new to blogland, I'm still in the process of getting to know bloggers. But the few I read diligently are Helene in Between, Venus trapped in Mars, Dateless in Dallas, Not Entirely Perfect. Also I discovered recently, The Feminist Feline and I love what I have read so far!

9. List a random fact about yourself
I don't like sea fish/food, but I love fresh water fish.

10. Coffee or Tea?
Tea! Not the chai tea latte type. The doodh pati type ( basically tea with milk and sugar)

11. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Successful doctor, married to a great guy ,having his 2 babies and traveling every year.So, not much as you can see.

Now for the 11 Random Facts About Me:

1. I forgive but never forget.
2. I *slurp* love orange popsicles.
3. If I ever get to cosplay, I would go as Han Solo (like this girl. Awe-frickin'-som! Female Han Solo - The Stylish Geek ).
 4. I'm allergic to cats (found that out when we got two gorgeous Persians. Had to give the kittens back)

5. I miss social/facial/verbal cues. A lot.
6. Im a fussy sleeper. Unless it's pitch dark and silent as a horror movie, I can't go to sleep.
7. I can't watch horror movies.And I have no shame in admitting I'm a big ole scaredy cat.
8. I sometimes don't bother correcting people when they get my name wrong.

9. My makeup routine is compact face powder, vaseline(petroluem jelly) for the lips and kajal(kohl).
10. My life  is 'organized chaos'.
11. I'm a sucker for romance and happy endings. No Romeo Juliet idiocy for me, thanks.

I have a feeling I might have maybe repeated some things here, but that can't be helped. I'm pretty oblivious to things, myself included.

My Nominations!

Ashley from Twe1ve
Zoe from La Vie En Zoe.

My questions to you lovely ladies:

1. What makes you smile?
2. What movie character would you like to be,for a day?
3.Why did you start blogging?
4. Your guilty pleasure/s?
5. Your personal style in 3 words?
6. A habit you are trying to or want to kick?
7. Last movie you saw, and your honest opinion about it?
8. Your fav time of the day?
9. Best memory from your childhood?
10. Best advice given to you ? 
11. Where do u want to live/be in 5 years time?

Whew. That's it. Now go forth and have fun!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures! We all have them, from devouring 50 shades like it was a life saving elixir to eating cream cheese spread straight out of the tub.

I however, proudly own mine! Nothing, well almost nothing is too embarrassing for me to own up to.For the sake of this post however, I'll share a few things I get weird looks and sometimes plain ridicule for. #yeadontreallycarebyenow

 Linking up with Sarah and Helene for this month's #TotalSocial.

Venus Trapped in Mars

Here are mine in no particular order:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lala's Vanity - Current Top 5 favorite makeup products

I spent a huge part of my weekend organizing my vanity drawer and so it came to my mind to share some of my favorite pieces with you.

Last year, Sephora launched a Makeup academy palette consisting of  130 colors.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Four

 Alrighty then, it's time for a Friday four. Basically random four things I did/saw/read/cooked this week.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

14th August - Happy 68th Birthday to my Pakistan

Yes, it is that time of the year in Pakistan when markets can be seen full of enthusiastic school kids looking for white kameez shirts and a green stole to imitate the colors of the national flag. Some even go as far as getting green and white bangles or a green and white manicure. Even the minimalists would at least pin a simple miniature flag on their chest to express their bit of patriotism. The television transmissions ensure broadcasting the most patriotic songs from over the years alongside special independence day wishes sponsored by various brands. Special events in the city, bikers in group speeding on the road with huge flags tied on them and people considering the Independence day holiday to be a good reason for a family dinner outing.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Baby Shower!

baby shower it's a boy balloon

 So while Lala celebrated her birthday all the way over in France (week long celebrations it seems and belated parties and all that!), I hosted my first ever baby shower here in Karachi.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

I am the Pixel of Lala's life!

My name is Pixel and I am only 3 months old. My mommy's name is Lala and she loves me so much! She used to think that I am a girl but then the vet told her that I am a boy. She still loves me a lot. I love her too but sometimes she gets very clingy. Whenever I am playing, she just picks me up and starts smooching me. Oh and she also takes lots of my photos!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Happy Birthday to me =)

Yesterday, 4th August 2014, was my birthday. Not only have I grown up numerically (dammit!) but also everything that I am, I do and I think has just turned 26 times better than it has ever been in my life and of those I share it with. Ting!
The candles from my birthday cake.