Airport OOTD

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Hey guys! As you all know, I went on a trip to Canada recently for Eid and had a wonderful time exploring. I went sight seeing, food hunting, shopping, and more. You can follow me on Instagram @rafafarihah to watch all the cool videos I posted while there. I even brought back Canadian candy and made a YouTube video of it! I put so much work into my videos so I would really appreciate if you all Subscribed ūüėė

Anyways, on with my OOTD at the airport:

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Normally I look like a bum at the airport, but this year, I reinvented myself and started dressing up more often. I was going for a laid back and comfortable look, which is why I chose the joggers (basically cute sweatpants) and a light knit shirt with long slits. I have to admit, add a touch of leather to¬†any boring outfit, and it becomes street chic. If you buy anything from my look, do invest in a quality faux leather jacket and pointed faux leather flats (which are about $10 sometimes if on sale). These two items will make any ordinary outfit go from “Okay” to “Wow!” And sometimes…we all need a little “Wow!” in our lives.

Shop my look

Top: JCPenney

Navy Faux Leather Jacket: Forever 21

Joggers: Charlotte Russe

Pointed Faux Leather Flats: Forever 21

Scarf: Get it on AliExpress here

Faux Leather Purse: Commercial Street, Bangalore, India

Concealer: Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer ‚Äď Deep 34, $25

Foundation:¬†Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation ‚Äď Warm Nude 30, $10

Eyebrow Liner: Walmart; Salon Perfect Brow Pomade- Dark Brown, $5

Lipstick:¬†ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid¬†Lipstick ‚Äď Avenue, $6

Watch this tutorial to get my hijab look and check out ColourPop swatches here!

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Jimmy Fallon Meets Lilly Singh’s Parents

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This week’s take a chill pill video! I hope everyone has a great rest of the week ūüôā

I absolutely cracked up while watching this hilarious video, so I hope you enjoy! If you haven’t heard of the YouTuber Superwoman, you are missing out on a lot in life, my friend. Subscribe to her channel and to mine as well!¬†https://www.youtube.com/c/RafaFarihah

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3!

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And…I am back with the last day *weeps* of my quote challenge. I hope I have inspired at least one of you folks reading my blog.

Here are the rules:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • Nominate 3 nominees each day
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

In case quotes aren’t enough to cheer you up, watch my BLOOPERS VIDEO and Subscribe to my channel :) Make sure to watch the original video too! Give it a thumbs up.

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Quotes 

Today’s quotes are:

  • ‚ÄúLook for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.” – Anonymous

  • ‚ÄúBe bold and shameless. If you don’t make an effort to be known, no one will care enough to get to know you either.‚ÄĚ -Rafa Farihah

  • ‚ÄúF.E.A.R has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything¬†And ¬†Rise. The choice is yours.‚ÄĚ -Zig Ziglar

The 3 nominees for today are….. *drumroll*

Andrea, Anisa, and An Ordinary Story !

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3 Day Quote Challenge : Day 2!

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Hey guys! Here is day two of my challenge!

Here are the rules:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • Nominate 3 nominees each day
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

Once again, I want to thank Aka MaKenzye for nominating me! In case quotes aren’t enough to cheer you up, watch this hilarious video and Subscribe:)

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Quotes 

So here are today’s quotes:

  • “If you want something you‚Äôve never had, then you‚Äôve got to do something you‚Äôve never done.” -Thomas Jefferson

  • “No one is worth your stress, so forgive them and move on. If even God can forgive, what makes your standards higher than His?” -Rafa Farihah

  • “I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” -William Ernest Henley

The 3 nominees for today are….. *drumroll*

Imogen Rose, Shashank , and Sarah !

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3 Day Quote Challenge!

Lifestyle, Self

Here are the rules:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • Nominate 3 nominees each day
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

I would like to thank Aka MaKenzye¬†for nominating me to do this challenge! In case quotes aren’t enough to cheer you up, watch this hilarious video and Subscribe ūüôā

Quotes 

So here are today’s quotes. I absolutely love these so much.

  • “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” – Nicholas Sparks
  • “A life worth living, is a life full of mistakes, amendments and wild memories. Money is not one of the qualifications.” – Rafa Farihah

  • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou

The 3 nominees for today are….. *drumroll*

Natalie , Red Rose Style, and Bellezabyvalentina !

 

 

Things to Do This Summer!

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I hope everyone is having an awesome summer. If you are not, here are some fun tips from my favorite YouTuber! Please make sure to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel and follow me in Instagram @rafafarihah to keep up with my summertime adventures. Comment down below what you are up to, or what you hope to do this summer ūüôā

A few things you can do without traveling:

  1. Netflix (I will post my favorite movie sites and my movie list for you this week!)
  2. Get a pet and play with it all day long (as you watch Netflix maybe? Hmmm..)
  3. Suntan in your backyard.
  4. Go on a picnic at the park.
  5. Go window shopping
  6. Go on a long drive or a day trip with friends.
  7. Visit your town’s local attractions! If you live in Houston, you NEED to see this list.
  8. Start a YouTube channel.
  9. Have a Barbecue!
  10. Camp out in your backyard in a tent (or even better, make your own tent. Be creative!)
  11. Star gaze in your backyard.
  12. Have a karaoke night.
  13. Volunteer and help somebody out.
  14. Learn a new language.
  15. Get a summer job so you have money for a spontaneous trip.
  16. Go mattress sliding down your staircase in your pajamas (works everytime)
  17. Take on a new hobby. Cooking, baking, arts & crafts, a sport, skateboarding, sewing, hacking. It can be ANYTHING. You have YouTube to teach you everything you desire to learn. I took up video editing and started YouTubing ūüôā Subscribe and I will love you more!¬†https://www.youtube.com/c/RafaFarihah

American Soccer’s Wage Gap

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Pick one. Would you rather take $1,300 or $17,000? Are you a woman? Sike! You get the $1,300 regardless of what you chose, just because of your genitals. Apparently we are not as hardworking because we have them.

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A Movie Kind of Day OOTD : The Purge

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Hello folks! So today I decided to have a little fun since I get Friday’s off from summer school. I am currently enrolled in an English course and a Statistics course for my Business and Journalism majors. Unfortunately the only time available for my English class was an 8 AM. Woop-di-do! There is no beating this Houston traffic, so I leave my house every morning at 6:30 AM to get to college on time.

Anyways, my younger sister and I went to see The Purge: Election Year.

Now let me put this out there: if you cannot handle graphic elements like fake blood and scary masks, then this movie is not for you. The main concept of this movie is that there is a new and evolved America where there is one day (a few hours of one specific day, rather) ¬†when crime is legalized. People bottle up all their anger and hatred so they can kill and release the tension at once. The rest of the year, anyone who commits crime is executed without trial. There are definitely many cringeworthy moments in this film that make you ask yourself “how can people be so disgusting and hateful enough to kill each other?” But then again,¬†open up a newspaper. Just kidding, who reads those anymore. Pull up google news or CNN on your iPad and what is the first thing you see? Go on, do it.

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Terror attack. Power. Seize Control. Killed. Terrorist. Thief. Brawler. Path of Horror. Chaos.

All these words highlighted on the very first posts of this news outlet. Not going to lie, horror is one of my favorite movie genres to watch. Maybe even my go-to. That doesn’t mean I am desensitized to pain and violence. I just tell myself it is fake and go for a little scare, that’s all. We watch action movies where people jump off of buildings and run through¬†glass doors and come out completely unharmed, with hardly a visible scratch. That isn’t realistic either but we still watch them, not thinking of the impact¬†if a person did that in real life.

Going back to my main point, I tried to watch this movie just like the hundreds of other horror movies I have seen, but this one was a different experience. The crime rate throughout the world is at an all-time high. Hearing of all the terror attacks happening makes it harder to enjoy these scary movies with the simulated spewing blood and shrills in the background. As people shot each other because of petty arguments in the past over money, power, and beauty in this film, I could not help but picture the starving Syrian refugees and the innocent people who lost their lives in Istanbul, Baghdad, France, etc. It is like a nightmare come true.

My heart goes out to all of those who are grieving, sad, ill, or going through hardships. But there is no excuse for murder. By all means purge. Not by killing someone, but by forgiving.

Here is my OOTD:

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Shop my look

Top: Forever 21

Jogger Pants: Charlotte Russe

Thong Sandals: Wet Seal

Scarf: Get it on AliExpress here

Shades: Forever 21

Crossbody Purse: Walmart

Concealer: Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer ‚Äď Deep 34, $25

Foundation:¬†Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation ‚Äď Warm Nude 30, $10

Lipstick:¬†ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid¬†Lipstick ‚Äď Bad Habit, $6

Watch this tutorial to get my hijab look and check out ColourPop swatches here! Subscribe please and share my YouTube link. 

 

 

 

 

Birthday OOTD

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Hi friends! Today is my 19th birthday. Sorry I have been away from blogging for a week or two. I went to Canada to visit my uncle for Eid and I just got back last night for my birthday, plus summer school started, but not to worry! I will tell you all about my trip this week.

Check out the videos I filmed during my journey on Instagram @rafafarihah. Make sure to follow me!  I spent my birthday filming my YouTube video for tomorrow, and going to Sweet Paris Crêperie in City Centre, Houston with a few of my friends.

Here is my look:

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Shop my look

Top: Forever 21

Jeans: JCPenney

Pointed Faux Leather Flats: Forever 21

Scarf: Get it on AliExpress here

Concealer: Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer ‚Äď Deep 34, $25

Foundation:¬†Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation ‚Äď Warm Nude 30, $10

Lipstick:¬†ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid¬†Lipstick ‚Äď Kapow, $6

Watch this tutorial to get my hijab look and check out ColourPop swatches here! Subscribe please. This is your birthday gift to me!