You Won’t Believe What I Found While Cleaning My Bag

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Hello blogger friends! I hope everyone has been having a great week so far. I used a YouTube video as an excuse to clean out my bag. Don’t judge me¬†ūüôą
Is it just me or do you have a lot of trash at the bottom of your bag too? Comment below some of the most interesting things you’ve found! Subscribe and like please!

Follow me on Instagram @rafafarihah for fun updates¬†on my life and clumsy moments you won’t want to miss.

6 Things Anyone Who Moves A Lot Knows

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As a child, I was raised by parents who decided to move around every one or two years, whether it was because of a job far away, or shifting from an apartment to a suburban town home of our very own. Some people say ‚ÄúOh I am sorry. That must have sucked,‚ÄĚ but in retrospect, you think it was pretty awesome to get cultured in so many ways. Sure, it was stressful¬†at first but I learned to adjust.

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If you were one of those kids, you definitely relate to the following list:

1. Everyone assumes your dad was in the army.

And when you tell them he wasn’t, you have to sit through an entire conversation explaining why you moved so much, and how it really wasn’t as bad as they presume it to be.

2. Everywhere you travel, you will have a group of friends close by.

Going to Austin City Limits music festival and you need a place to crash? No problem! You know your bestie from high school goes to UT and she can totally hook you up with a place to stay.

3. You know how to determine which friends are keepers.

With the number of people you have met, you already know which guy is the jerk just by looking at him. You also know which friends are worth hanging on to for life. #squadgoals for real.

4.  College was an easier transition for you than it was for most people.

New place and new friends? You got this! Talking to people and starting fresh is your forte. You probably even have the emotional strength of a Scorpio and emanate confidence to all your peers.

5. When people ask you where you’re originally from, you tell them the place you lived longest or the place you lived last.

Be honest, your answer to this question changes a lot but who is there to check? I think it’s pretty awesome saying you are from New Jersey, Texas, and India.

6. Your personality is a combination of fragments from all the different places you lived in.

You wouldn’t have been the person you are today, even if you hadn’t lived in one of those areas. You got your accent from Kentucky, a huge appetite from Texas, your love for rap music from New York, and met your soul mate on a mission trip to China. Say what?

A Friday in Fall OOTD

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This week has been hectic. With a divisive election, nationwide protests, riots, and hatred pervading our communities, things aren’t looking too good. We must stand strong and hope for the best for our nation, because there isn’t much¬†we can do beyond that. This is a democracy; rule of the people, by the people, for the people. If it weren’t for our whispers that meld¬†into roars, America wouldn’t be as established and prosperous as it is today. Don’t ever feel like your voice doesn’t matter. Trust me, it does.

Today’s look is dominated by blue hues, but¬†the photo’s vintage edits¬†give it a somber, warm tone. The photographer was my good friend Laraib Hashmi.

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Shop my look

Top: Max, India

Jeans: H&M

Shoes: JustFab; Maile РCognac

Nail Polish: Tuesday in Love – Yolo, $12.47

Scarf: Get it on AliExpress here

Concealer: Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer ‚Äď Medium 29, $24

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

Lipstick: Maybelline New York Superstay 14 Hour Lipstick – Wine and Forever, $6

Watch this tutorial to get my hijab look and check out ColourPop Ultra Matte swatches here! I swatched the ColourPop Metallic Lipsticks as well.

Make sure to request on my Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat/Facebook @rafafarihah any other OOTD ideas you want me to try!

Casual College OOTD

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Nowadays, especially in the midst of election season, hostility seems to have taken over as the dominant emotion during social interactions. It’s important to use the Golden Rule of treating others as you would like to be treated. It’s okay to disagree, but do it respectfully because we are all entitled to our own opinions. I have a challenge for you. Make at least one person smile today by performing an act of kindness. It can be a big gesture, or even a tiny one.

I made a video of five things you can do to warm someone’s heart. Please like and share the video so we can spread the love with others.

Now let’s get back to the outfit of the day.

I like to look presentable wherever I go, and it’s not to please others. Looking good is one more thing to get out of the way, so people can focus on what I am saying. Isn’t that why we are encouraged to wear standard black suits to interviews? A shabby outfit should never be the reason you aren’t taken seriously. Besides that, I live and breathe fashion, so if I do look nice, it’s to express myself and give my life a pop of color.

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Shop my look

Plaid Shirt: Forever 21

Arizona Jeans: JCPenney

Converse: Journeys

Scarf: Get it on AliExpress here

So I changed up my makeup products because I needed a closer shade to my skin tone.

Concealer: Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer ‚Äď Medium 29, $24

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

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

Watch this tutorial to get my hijab look and check out ColourPop Ultra Matte swatches here! I swatched the ColourPop Metallic Lipsticks as well.

Make sure to request on my Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat/Facebook any other makeup swatches/tutorials you want to see or other OOTD ideas you want me to try!

Summer to Fall Transition Lookbook!

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Here it is! The back to school fall lookbook everyone has been waiting for. I spent forever filming this in the heat so I hope it was worth it. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Check back in a few hours and I should have all the outfit links in the description box. Please give it a thumbs up! Subscribe if you haven’t!

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. 

 

 

 

 

TAKE A CHILL PILL: MAY 23

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are all out of bed and being productive. Summer is here for all the college kids out there in different parts of the world. I know this summer is busy for me with all my summer classes and maybe even a job. Got an interview for a tutoring position this week. Wish me luck! For those of you who are fans of Youtuber Zaid Ali T, he is here in Houston today for a video shoot. Catch him at restaurant Pizza 101 at 9pm tonight!

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