HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.” 

- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

- Theodore Roosevelt

 

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”

- Norman R. Augustine

 

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

 - Christopher Morley

 

    There are far too many people who believe success equates with money, a big white picket fence, a fancy car and too die for clothes.  We are brought up and told to finish school, start a career, get married, have a family and to be "successful" but what is this word "success" that so many people in our society are building their lives around?

    To me success equates with happiness. Life is a valuable thing and it's important to revaulate your life once in awhile and understand what you are using your mental strength and valuable time on. Of course, money is important because the reality is there are bills to pay and mouths to feed. However, in the process of your hustle and struggle if your are able to make yourself/someone smile. Remember, in more ways than one you have already succeeded. 

 

What does success mean to you?

xx

Nadia

 

LIEBSTER AWARD

Hi Dolls,

I've seen this award circulating around through the blogging world and thought it was a great idea! It helps new bloggers grow and get discovered. I've been nominated a few times by the lovely ladies : Simply Sara , Antonia Hetherington , That Montgomery Girl and The Blushing Introvert

The Rules:
1. You must answer all questions that are given to you.
2. Must link back to the person that nominated you.
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
5. Provide nominees with 11 questions of your choice.
6. Cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
7. Must inform nominees of your nomination.
8. Provide nominees with a link to your post for more info.

11 Random Facts About Myself:

  1.  I live for chocolate. I honestly think I have a problem. I'm not that picky either, cheap chocolate is just as good as any!
  2. I'm either utterly obsessed or not interested. 
  3. My hometown is Toronto, but currently live in the desert (Saudi Arabia) as a teacher.
  4.  I studied Health and International Development in University.
  5. Youtube has taken over my life since 2009.
  6. I dream about being my own boss.
  7. The future excites me but also terrifies me.
  8. My favorite season is  fall mainly for its fashion. 
  9. Do what makes you happy is my new motto.
  10. Tea over coffee any day.
  11. Passion is what attracts me.

 

My Questions from : Melissa | The Blushing Introvert

Do you blog for fun, or do you hope to make a career out of it someday?

I blog for fun. Although, I love the idea that it can be job and hope that one day I'll be able to open my own business and have my lovely subscribers join me in my journey.

What is one topic you can go on and on about in conversation?

I probably can talk about makeup all day/ everyday it's tons of fun and I love to hear what other peoples thoughts are!

What is your dream career?

It slightly terrifies me that I have yet to pinpoint exactly what my dream career is. I know I love fashion and makeup and that I want to be my own boss but I also love health promotion and the idea of helping others. Lets just say it's a working process.

What are 3 places you would love to travel to?

  1. Maldives
  2. Indonesia
  3. Spain

What is your guilty pleasure?

As I mentioned earlier in my random facts. I'm far too obsessed with chocolate and its only a guilty pleasure because of the amount I consume.

What are your favourite hobbies/interests outside of the internet?

Can shopping or eating be considered as a hobby?

What inspired you to create your blog

I've been reading blogs for years now and loved the community. So, I figured why not join in and create a little space of my own.

What would you say are the 3 keys to happiness? 

  1. Religion
  2. Family
  3. Doing what you love

Do you have any achievements in your life so far?

I would say my biggest achievement is graduating university.

Favourite childhood memory?

My favourite childhood memory is  riding my bike through my neighbourhood with friends and jumping fences as we played cops/robbers. 

What is one of your most favourite things about blogging?

Again, as I mentioned the community. I love the encouragement, the conversations and positivity that comes with it. I also love that I have a space of my own to write about whatever I please. 

My nominees:

Spoken with style

Thrill Hunter

By Her Mirror

Solely Mer

Question nominees must answer:

  1. Name your top three favourite clothing stores?
  2. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
  3. Who is your favourite blogger/youtuber?
  4. Describe your dream career?
  5. Why did you begin blogging?
  6. Who's someone you look up to in terms of success and why?
  7. What did you want to be when you were younger?
  8. Do you prefer short term or long term goals?
  9. Heels or Flats?
  10. What makes you happy?

 

xx

Nadia

M.A.C FACE AND BODY REVIEW- re-upload

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Buying foundation is usually the biggest struggle because of my skin tone. Foundations are either too light or too dark so a lot of mixing of foundations often occurs and to be frank,  I don't think I should be constantly mixing foundations in 2014! I was always in stores looking for shades N-something and you see that was the problem! Face and Body comes in C shade ranges which are for the folks with a yellow/golden/olive undertone *DING DING DING* that's me! 

This foundation has become one of my favourites. It has a watery based consistency, light-medium coverage with a sheen finish, perfect for summer! Oh, and it's supposed to be both transfer and water resistant.  Overall, I think this foundation is great if you want a light-medium coverage and a natural finish.

 

What are some of your favourite foundations?

xx

Nadia

LAZY GIRLS GUIDE TO MAKEUP REMOVAL - re-upload

Okay, so I've been using this cleanser for a little while now and at first I thought it was breaking me out but thankfully it was due to something else. Massage one or two pumps on with a dry face and rinse with lukewarm water using a flannel or face cloth. After doing so, you will realize that not a trace of makeup is left behind! 

As for using it to remove eye makeup, I try to avoid doing so as I have quite sensitive eyes. However, many bloggers have confirmed it also wipes off even the toughest of mascara quite effortlessly.  *Edit* I decided to use it on my eyes and it works wonders too!

All in all, I recommend you give this a try ( I promise it will make taking off makeup that much less annoying) and yes I will gladly re-purchase many more  bottles for myself.

What's you favourite makeup remover?

xx

Nadia

 

ODDS & ENDS

Sequins can never be a bad idea!

Ruby Woo beautiful red but so DRYING! Sephora Lip Stain 01= replacement?

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Road Trip through the desert, last weekend.

 

xx

Nadia

LINK LOVE MONDAYS

                                                                         Image 1 via Harper Bazaar. Image 2 via Pinterest

                                                                         Image 1 via Harper Bazaar. Image 2 via Pinterest

 

Have a great Monday and Happy Surfing :)

  1. Breakfast is literally my life! This simple Egg and Avocado Recipe should enter my belly ASAP.
  2. Background Ideas for those interested in still life photography.
  3. 5 Ways to stay focused in a world full of distractions. 
  4. Weddingwire.com is a super helpful website for those planning a wedding, or in my case helping to plan one.
  5. I always loved the idea of giving back and that is why I love features like Blogs We Love. Apartment 34 shares some blogs that you can add to your bookmark tab!
  6. Don't let your home be a black hole for great ideas, here are three ways to make it instantly a more creative space.

 

xx

Nadia