7 Weird Hacks Everyone Needs to Know

Self

Hello my loves! In case you don’t know, I just started my own Youtube channel and spent days filming and editing my latest video. This video is for everyone to enjoy, even if you happened to just stumble upon this site.

Life can be a little cloudy at times, so I am sure none of you will want pass up an opportunity to learn hacks to make life easier, and have a little laugh. I upload videos every Wednesday and I promise there will be something for everyone. PLEASE PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and make a girl happy 😃

Make sure to give this video a thumbs up and comment!

Accessorize With Me: You Are What You Wear

Fashion

Hold up. Before you do anything else…

If you have not subscribed to my new YouTube channel, PLEASE SUBSCRIBE NOW. Next video will be out in a few days and it is for everyone!   https://www.youtube.com/c/RafaFarihah

Want to find a neat way to look chic even when you are in a hurry?

Accessories speak a thousand words. Whether you step out in sweats or distressed jeans, a simple scarf thrown over, a hat, a ring, or nice shoes can alter your look completely. Just because it is finals week or you just rolled out of bed, doesn’t mean you should look like a bum.

How you look has a profound impact on your level of confidence. If you ran into a potential employer or potential partner at the grocery store, ask yourself if you would want to approach them if your hair is in a bun, your under-eye bag game is strong, you missed a spot while shaving, and are wearing sweats and flip flops. By all means, be comfortable in your own skin but unfortunately, in this world first impressions mean a lot. This is why employers care so much about your clothing choices in interviews. Would you wear neon yellow strappy heels or classic black pumps?

Shop my accessories

Shoes: Chestnut Makalu Thuli Moccasins, Shoe Carnival

Scarf: Tommy Hilfiger

Backpack: Walmart

Spiked Cuff: Forever 21

1. Your shoes show who you are, while your hair/hat shows who you want to be perceived as.

2B26814600000578-0-image-m-53_1438877314101                converse-grey-cuffed-skinny-sweat-pants-with-tie-front-small-logo-tracksuit-gray-product-3-715381997-normal                                                      NO                                                                                          YES    

If you aren’t going to the beach, there is no need to settle for flip flops. That’s not trying. If flats are your thing, try faux leather sandals like these:

forever-21-tomato-faux-leather-sandals-red-product-3-542577002-normal

Forever 21

2. It’s the little things that count. Don’t overdo your jewelry. No one has time for that. A simple thumb ring and cuff will suffice and make you look classy.

3. Style up the inevitable. If you have to go to school, work, or the grocery store, you need a purse, wallet, or a bag with you. Don’t buy a basic backpack. Get something colorful or cute so that you won’t have to do anything extra to glam up your look. Just grab your daily backpack/purse and head out. Make sure to buy these in neutral colors to ensure they go with most of your outfits. A brown-orange leather color, deep blue, dark red, black and white are your safest options.

forever-21-red-iconic-quilted-faux-leather-wallet-product-1-12999699-264240699

My daily wallet from Forever 21

4. All you need for this trick is a scarf. Scarves can be worn in hundreds of different styles. Buy four patterned scarves for less than $15 at Walmart and you are good to go. Style them up a different way each week and revive a normally dull look.

My favorite scarf tutorial:

Have fun on your journey to glamour!

Review: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Fashion

Hi everyone! So I just started my own Youtube channel and spent days filming and editing this one video that I am proud to present to you all. I hope to do something great with this channel and plan on making weekly videos for you guys. I promise there will be something for everyonePLEASE SUBSCRIBE and make my day 🙂

Also comment below on what video topics you would be interested in watching.

From Commander-in-chief to Couch Commander

Lifestyle

Hold up. Before you do anything else…

If you have not subscribed to my new YouTube channel, PLEASE SUBSCRIBE NOW. Next video will be out in a few days and it is for everyone!   https://www.youtube.com/c/RafaFarihah

We have had a wonderful eight years with Obama as the president of the United States. In my 18 years of existence, I could not have asked for a better leader. He made a difference in our lives, whether we believe it or not. During his presidency, we have observed the legalization of same-sex marriage in America, normalized relations between U.S, and Cuba, improved unity against terrorism, the nuclear deal with Iran, 13.7 million new jobs over the course of 3 years and an improved economy, his initiatives against racism, and the list goes on.

This Video on Racial Discrimination Will Change Everything

Lifestyle

Is there an ounce of hatred or irritation that you have for another race? What if I told you that is the country where your ancestors were from. It is so easy to finger-point distinct qualities that are not yours, but when you take a look at yourself in the mirror, you fail to address the fact that someone may feel the same way about you, or you may be just like them. There is no need to generalize an entire race. I am completely different from the Indian next to me, who has nothing in common with the Indian next to them. This video will change your world and the way you judge people based on their ethnicity. Open your heart and love one another.

 

The Orlando Shooting: Little Did We Know

Thoughts

It was like any other day when I woke up on Sunday morning. I sat up in my bed, groggy  and a tad bit hungry since I was fasting for Ramadan. My first instinct was to check my phone, as if I am immobile unless I am constantly updated. I checked my e-mail hoping to hear back from an online magazine I had applied to write for. No luck.

“Oh my God, my group chat is blowing up again. These people stay up all night talking about who knows what,” I thought to myself. Little did I know that America had its deadliest mass shooting a few hours before, in the city of Orlando.

I grabbed my laptop and scanned the headlines sprawled across Yahoo News. The first thought that sprung to my mind was “Please don’t tell me the shooter was Muslim.” We already get so much loathing from several people as it is. We don’t need psychopaths stirring up any more trouble for us.

Omar Mateen. Such a beautiful Arabic name, meaning long-lived, powerful, and eloquent speaker. It’s a shame the shooter didn’t know how to live up to it. If his heart was suffused with that much rage against the LGBTQ community, why not post a Facebook rant? Worst comes to worst, he may have lost a few online friends. Not literally.

This man was enraged when he saw two men kissing at Pulse night club that night. What did we assume? We assumed he was a radically religious man who wanted to put an end to something he hated, gays. But what we didn’t know was that this man wasn’t as religious as he seemed. If he was, he wouldn’t have picked up his Sig Sauer MCX that day and snatched the innocent souls out of 49 bodies ruthlessly. But what did we do wrong? Assume. We assumed his motives before we had any evidence. Just because he was a “Muslim”.

Little did we know that he was gay. All the dating apps he used prove it, but this man was too cowardly to come to terms with it. Sources say that most of the people he reached out to blocked him because he was too emotionally unstable. Maybe he was furious at the men he saw not because he was repulsed, but because he was jealous. Little did we know that he was trying to fight his inner demons and get rid of his homosexuality that he didn’t want to deal with. So he took out his gun and killed the joyous spirits of those who accepted themselves and were proud of their identities.

I am proud of who they were because they put smiles on faces, loved one another, formed a community to withstand the hate that society throws their way, and they owned up to who they were. My condolences go out to their friends, families, and loved ones who are grieving.

Omar Mateen was not a human, nor were his actions Islamic.

 

Watch the emotional story of Orlando shooting survivor, Patience Carter here .

The Soul of a Fighter

Photography

This  writhing,

                                 squamous body possesses

             the soul of a fighter.

       Observing every breath

 of its prey,

         perfectly

                                       plotting its demise,                              

                                                           the serpent                                                                                    

 opens it’s jaws     

                                                 and gives the creature

                                     the sweet kiss of

    death.

  Never ceasing

           to stalk until it grasps

 what it

                                            desires.                   

Throwback to Extreme Makeover

Lifestyle

Does anyone remember this show?

I used to watch this as a kid and would tear up EVERY SINGLE TIME. Such wonderful memories of sitting on the living room couch with my family and watching beautiful people make a difference in people’s lives. It was disheartening to find out all the problems and criticism associated with this show. First off, the home owners were struggling financially as it is, and with extravagant houses like these (that I am sure not even the upper middle class family can afford), they were unable to pay for them and some even went into foreclosure.

The show would mainly reach out to family’s with a rare disorder and the program’s casting agent would send out emails saying, “There are only 17 known cases in US – let me know if one is in your town!” According to critics, they say that the show only wanted to find these rare cases to boost their show ratings. That kinda stinks, huh?

I think critic will be critics. These people took out valuable time and a load of money to rebuild the homes of people in need. The houses may have been a bit too extravagant but I think they did it out of the kindness of their hearts. All they wanted to see was a shocked reaction from the family, and they got it.

Moral of the story is, do your thing and be generous no matter what people say. It is the thought that counts (or action rather). But yes, be practical about it. Don’t go broke to help someone.

 

5 Creepy Disney Movie Secrets Revealed

Lifestyle

Just when we wanted to show our little ones Finding Dory.

 

The Scar mask is by far the scariest one here.

And for those of you who don’t know what a genie is, the Arabic word “jinn” (djinn, al-jinn or genie) means “to be hidden.” This is what Aladdin’s BBF really is. Muslims believe that the jinn live amongst human beings, created for the same purposes as humans but just invisible to our eye, unless you try to conjure them. Many of them can be evil and are often used by fortune tellers and for black magic. Creepy, huh?