Monday, 30 March 2015

Very Useless Updates

Welcome to the first post of useless updates. Areeba created this link up so we all can babble about different oh-not-so important things. I had been wanting to write a post myself and here it is. Currently, I am typing slowly in a peaceful room but my head is spinning around every other useless thing I've done in past week.

- My exams are only a month away. OMG WHAT DID I JUST TYPE?  and I am going to get on a strict schedule, starting from tomorrow.  Exams freak everyone out, I need to assure myself. It's gonna be a biggie big "college world" exam which synonyms to : not easy, you peasant.

- I just realized that tea is my cure. Cure for bad moods, sad faces. bad hair days and literally everything. Well, I realize that after every week or so. Nothing new tbh.

- Very sadly and badly, my iPod's charging cord was pulled and poor thing was broken. I can't blame anyone because it was ME who did that or should I say, under misfortunate circumstances, it was pulled to an extent where a damage was due. *coughs* I got a new one and it's blue and when plugged in, it blinks a smiley and a heart. BTW the smiley is so creepy and I am going to change it to Apple's sophisticated one as soon as I get the chance.


- I am missing Teen Wolf in my life. their new season is due in June and I can't wait already. You wouldn't believe I haven't finished Sherlock because it wasn't thaaaat exciting as everyone exaggerated (no offence, Sherlockedz) Whenever Areeba asks what season I am on, my reply is always the same " Oh man, my exams are so near. I am not supposed to watch some crap tv show okay?" Hah, I am clever.

- Someone please make me love Economic. I am trying myself.

- I am on vacationing mode. It means lazying around and stressing over my imaginary future career that's like 5 years ahead. Um, prolly this is the side effect of getting off college for a while.

What are some useless updates from your week?
Useless Updates

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Creativity Flow - #iGraphy

Welcome to #iGraphy - photography link up. Every Saturday, this link up invites bloggers and photography enthusiasts to share their creative photos on web. The aim of this link up is to focus on everyday objects or surrounding and take photos of everything you like and share it with the world. Photography isn't limited to huge fancy cameras but is a passion. So grab your point and shoot, iPhone or tablet and take wonderful photos to share with the world. Be an iGrapher!

Hey everyone! Good ol' Saturday is here. This week, a lot happened and a lot has to happen in upcoming week. This is what life look like when I have studies and unplanned bits waiting for me to catch up with. Freshmen year of college has finally ended (sad yays!) and all I've left to do is study for finals. Wish me luck.
When there's a lot to study, I choose not to, instead. Big sad crying face. It's the student life tragedy or you can say, a cheesy habit. I hope I'll get motivated enough to open books instead of switching between apps on my iPod.
These photos are from random pages on my sketch book. I usually don't use colors when it comes to calligraphy but honestly, I wasn't really doing calligraphy. Ha ha! Hashtag kill time.
I was playing with shadows and natural light for some photos. To create some dramatic looking photos like you see on vintage inspired dark photos. I tried, too. Ops! This week has been creative, in weird ways. 





Let's move on to the link up - how was your week? link up with iGraphy now. The best photo from last week's link up was :
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Stephanie posted this photo in spring themed post. It was so refreshing and I loved these flowers. Great, Stephanie.

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Follow your host , that's me. 
Add a post on photography theme below in link up.
Add a link back to this link up or grab a button to add in your post. 
Visit at least one blog in this link up and appreciate the iGrapher in them. Leave a comment of encouragement. That's what we all should do, right?
Best shots will be selected from #iGraphy posts that are linked back to me.
*any link outside of the theme or not linked to #iGraphy post , will be deleted.
#iGraphy - A Photography link up


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Friday, 27 March 2015

5 Things That Made My Week

Good ol' Friday is here, huzzah! My week days and weekends are now equal since college is ending and I am sure I could easily roll off my scheduled routine. Which isn't a good thing by the way. Coughs,
I couldn't blog ALL week. I was vacationing at my Khala (aunt)'s , playing with a dozen cats that happen to live with her. They were SO adorable. Me, as being a petless person, was too happy to be around them. I never had a chance to have a pet since my Amma Jaan (mom) is allergic and she isn't very pet friendly in general. So I guess you could understand my pain.

I am listing 5 things that absolutely made my week. Spoiler, it includes a good book, cats and blahblah.

1- Finishing Gone Girl
I am too honest with my Goodreads challenge this year. I took a challenge of completing 10 books in 2015. I usually read more than 10 but setting a goal certainly helps to track the progress in case I am trying to cheat with reading routine, ops! Gone Girl was on the top of my to-read list. Though it took me a little while to finish it, since it wasn't really an easy book. I thought I might leave it hanging and move to another book but out of curiosity, I finished it. In the middle, I was completely hooked and didn't regret reading it. Such a good book. I will review it on blog soon. Big wide grin.

2- Cats cats cats
My Instagram and Twitter was absolutely filled with adorable kittens past week. I couldn't help but share the adorableness all across the world wide web. See!


3- New Music
My playlist was old as stale bread and nearly ALL the songs were repeated thousands of time before I moved to new songs (oh and my ears could bleed if I played a song which was on repeat all week, one more time). I still think it's not enough and need to get on Spotify train ASAP but meanwhile, I'm digging old songs, others' playlists and more. If you have some cool songs on your playlist, share it with me. Pretty please.

































































4- Last days of college
My freshmen year is coming to an end. It sounds unreal!!!!! But it is a progress and I am SO glad it went by too well.  I tried to make the most of it. College life is unpredictable and fun than you think.


5- Make up tutorials
From fixing my winged eyeliner to basic eye shadows applying, I am watching YouTube videos to master some skills for an upcoming collaboration with a make up company. I am very basic when it comes to make up so I needed a pro kind of boost. YT is heaven of tutorials and those videos have been so helpful. If I end up being top make up artist of the country by next week, don't wonder okay?

What are some things that made your week (or day , ernn)?

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Linking up with 5 on Friday + Treat Yo' Self

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Happy Little Week - #iGraphy

Welcome to #iGraphy - photography link up. Every Saturday, this link up invites bloggers and photography enthusiasts to share their creative photos on web. The aim of this link up is to focus on everyday objects or surrounding and take photos of everything you like and share it with the world. Photography isn't limited to huge fancy cameras but is a passion. So grab your point and shoot, iPhone or tablet and take wonderful photos to share with the world. Be an iGrapher!
Happy Saturday! I love weekends. Ermm, who doesn't?
This week's #iGraphy is about little happy bits. I woke up to a cute parcel waiting for me which was from Kercia. She sent me some cards and they just arrived. I couldn't get enough of them because :
1) They were handwritten + calligraphic pieces
2) Sent with love from overseas
How cool!
I love snail mail. I know I have never been a part of the era when people sent and waited for handwritten letters. But still, they're so lovely. I am planning to send more and more handwritten stuff this year. To keep this tradition alive for me.
My work outs are going well. It was my hardest resolution for 2015 but miraculously, it's in full swing. I started Blogilates' two challenges and got up sweating my face off and heavily breathing but it's all worth it. I need to complete my first week to see how effective it is for me (which it surely is) and keep continuing for an eternity. This strawberry smoothie is a visual proof of my I-can-eat-healthy effort. Smoothies are good. I guess. 
Oh and I got a glamorous work out partner. YAS AREEBA! She will be starting along with her friends and my little pack is going to be bigger and inspirational. I know if I try to skip it, she won't let me and vice versa. So we will refresh our winged eye liner and jump off this obstacle that they call "hard fitness life". Hash tag selfie.

Moving on to the link up, how was your week? The best photo from last week in #iGraphy was :

B E S T   S H O T
Abbie from Abbie's Adventure Diaries posted this photo in her post and I LOVED it. It's a statuette of traditional Indian lady that she spotted in a restaurant. Wonderful find, girl!

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Follow your host , that's me. 
Add a post on photography theme below in link up.
Add a link back to this link up or grab a button to add in your post. 
Visit at least one blog in this link up and appreciate the iGrapher in them. Leave a comment of encouragement. That's what we all should do, right?
Best shots will be selected from #iGraphy posts that are linked back to me.
*any link outside of the theme or not linked to #iGraphy post , will be deleted.
#iGraphy - A Photography link up


For those who aren't bloggers + people who share creative photos on some other social media outlets rather than blogs (like Flickr / Instgram / Tumblr) can add their links with us in this link list below.

PS : #socialbloggers chat on twitter will happen tonight. 6-7PM UK time and 11-12pm PK time. Join me and so many other bloggers on Twitter to talk about different blogging things and get inspired.

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Recent Blog Designs



Hi everyone, how's been your week so far? Mine has been so hectic and productive. I am studying hard for upcoming exams, passed my first accounting test without external help (*cough*) and actually made sense of how cash book actually works. It's a progress I am S O proud of. You won't know how it feels to be finally in & loving accounting. Except the fact that it's my major subject, I plan to keep it all along in professional career so it's really important to get the hold of it in the very initial steps (where they teach you to sort out money)

Anyways, I wanted to share the latest blog designs I have been doing in past month.

I love reading Marla's blog. She always has wonderful photos + lots of travelling adventures. When I had the opportunity to work on her design, I knew I would HAVE to make it a stunning piece. Marla was so minimal towards her design since her blog is totally based on photography. With a minimal look and stick-to-top menu bar, this design has been my favorite so far.

Sorry! The design looks a bit stretched in the graphic above but I couldn't set the resolution on graphic as the original design is a tad bit squarish.
Hayden is a college student and a part of sorority so her design needed to be chic and catchy. We worked on it and brainstormed for blue + gold with a watercolor feel. The welcome image isn't completely shown in the photo but if you visit her blog, you'll see how it turned out with a splash of watercolor and white.

Stephanie  recently re-branded her blog. Name and everything. She wanted pop of red and TONS of glitter. I love glitter to bits (what a match!) so we both came up with dew ideas and the turn out was this design.

These gems are surely going to spice things up for my portfolio (yay!).  I am currently open for new designs as well. If you're in need of a new Blogger design, hit me up! Check out Noor's Blog Designs for whole portfolio, details and other services. If you've any questions, email me.

What's an ideal blog design according to you?

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