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During spring break a few weeks ago, my family decided to go on a mid-week getaway at a secluded resort in Austin, Texas. Barton Creek Resorts was beautiful, surrounded by flourishing plants. Greenery pervaded the acreage as we had a front-view of the golf course from our window. This technology-free vacation was exactly what I needed to reconnect with my family and take my mind off of worldly stress. I left that back at home. There was a cute nature trail and mini-golf course right by the outdoor pool on the cliff overlooking the large bodies of water and surrounding mansions. The sight was breathtaking. I finally had my chance to eat out for almost every meal, trying new varieties like Vietnamese Pho and Japanese California rolls.
Hi friends! Boy, has it been ages since my last post on here. I have a lot to catch you up on, from my acne flare up to my mental health. So here goes.
Not a single pimple in the year 2016 until the gloomy day of December 31, 2016. I thought I could keep the streak going, but my luck just isn’t that considerate towards me. Now I have a bunch of tiny friends popping up every few days, but luckily I restarted my clear skin routine that I made a video of below. It’s kind of going away, but considering the fact that my eating and sleep habits have been erratic, I don’t expect the superficial remedies to work optimally. As far as my New Year’s resolution of working out consistently, I can kiss that one goodbye. The fourth time I worked out this year, was three days ago. I know, please stop cringing.
As promised, I made a video of my makeup tutorial for the MAXIM party. This look is perfect even for a Valentine’s day date night or just a fancy party. Let me know in the comments below if you have any tutorial or video requests! Like and subscribe!
The empty canvas stares, mocking her
fears meant to be poured out as vibrant splatters.
Beastly secrets seething in the artist’s soul gather,
pounding on the doors of Hell, summoning to be released.
Into a dream of fairy tales and lovers’ sacred decree.
The artist must choose, a life of murder or letting go.
Release the demons within, and row
the boat in a river of untouched goals.
She escapes to become one with God, her savior truly.
Takes off like a bird, and revels in the world’s trivial beauties.
Travel this game of life one place at a time,
Roll the dice and see where you go,
like a drop of rain before the rainbow.
Expand the bounds of your horizons, illuminate them with pastel.
Go conquer your fears, and complete yourself.
Yesterday, I went to the animal shelter with some friends to pet the cutest kittens known to man (probably not but they were cute, okay). Their magical puny paws in my hands and soft fur against my skin felt almost too mollifying. No one can resist but fall madly in love with these cuddly creatures. I was tempted to adopt a tabby of brown and gray shades named Corinne.
This little kitten had the charm of a 2-year-old, initially shy, but very playful when comfortable enough. Unfortunately, my parents aren’t too comfortable with the idea of having a living, breathing animal roaming the house amongst us. Someday when I have my own apartment, maybe my dream of owning a kitten, or maybe becoming a cat lady will come true. Au revoir Corinne!
Here is my OOTD:
Shop my look
Blouse: Worthington, JCPenney
Bomber Jacket: Forever 21
Ankle Jeans: Forever 21
Oxfords: Max, India
Scarf: Get it on AliExpress here
Concealer: Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer – Deep 34, $25
Foundation: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation – Warm Nude 30, $10
Eyebrow Liner: Walmart; Salon Perfect Brow Pomade – Dark Brown, $5
Lipstick: Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick – Enduring Ruby, $7
Make sure to request on my Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat/Facebook @rafafarihah any other OOTD ideas you want me to try!
I spent days filming and editing this so I hope you all enjoy it. Let me know what you think! Please give it a thumbs up, share, and subscribe.
Hello everyone! I hope you are all getting ready for the holidays, because I am definitely excited to venture the town for Christmas lights and decorations. This year has been very interesting to say the least.
From my blog taking off and creating a YouTube channel, to having Donald Trump elected as our president, this year has been a bumpy ride with some exciting twists and turns along the way. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and an even better New Year. I might just sit this New Year’s Eve out and relax in my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fleece onesie, exactly as I did last New Year’s Eve. Talk about déjà vu. Expect a 2016 memories and important events post from me in the next few days.
What are your plans for the holidays? Will you be traveling or relaxing in the comfort of your bed? Let me know in the comments below. Please share my video with friends and tell them to subscribe!
P.S. On a completely unrelated note, if you are able to, please donate as much money as your heart desires to the Islamic Relief USA organization so they can use our generous donations to provide humanitarian aid to active emergency countries including Syria and Yemen, among many others. We may be enjoying our holidays gifting our loved ones, but this is your chance to use that holiday spirit to help out the children who don’t have access to food, shelter from harsh weather, and medical care.You don’t have to be Muslim to donate to this organization. All you need is the heart to care about humanity. Loads of love to you all!
Hey everyone! It’s been a while since my last YouTube video but here it is. A Fall Glam makeup look perfect for parties. Make sure to give it a thumbs up, subscribe, and share!