Friday, 27 February 2015

Flashback Friday!

Today I'm flashing back to when I got the privilege of joining my parents on a trip to the school we have opened in Pakistan and delivering some supplies and goodies to the students. It was such an amazing trip and was so humbling. These kids want to learn so bad much more than students here. Are school allows kids who can't pay to still attend so if it weren't for our school at least half of the 400 students wouldn't even be in school. We took backpacks and candy to all the students as well as some new books and supplies. The kids were so excited because they had never seen any American candy before. I was so blessed to be a part of that fantastic trip. Here are some pictures of my parents and I with the students and teachers. 

Thursday, 26 February 2015

February Favorites!

Hey guys! So I'm starting a new thing on my blog today. I will be doing my favourites of each month. I'll be sharing all the things I've just been loving for this month  so let's get into it. 
My mascara fave this month is the Almay get up & grow in blackest black. It just looks so natural on and gives me tons of lengh. 
My favorite lip product this month has been the Pixie Tink Tint in this bubblegum pink. It is so moisturizing and the corporate lasts forever. Plus Pixie is all natural and paraben free. 
My favorite scent this month is definitely my Pink Sun Kissed body mist. It smells like a tropical paradise and just makes me smell like summer. I'm in love. 
My favourite shows this month have been Baby Daddy and Reign. Omg these shows are like my addiction. If I had to pick a fave out of the two I would probably Reign just because I love shows set in this era! 
One of my favorite songs this month has been Little Red Wagon by Miranda Lambert. I fell in love with it when she premiered it at the Grammys. 
My favorite snack this month has definitely been MANGOES!!!!! I'm obsessed and I have literally been eating them almost everyday. 

Well that's all for my favorites this month I hope you guys liked them. Let me know what your favorites are down below! 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015


Today for #TravelTuesday I'm going to be showing you guys some pictures from my trip to Morocco. Morocco was by far one of the best places I've been. It was such a nice contrast to all the countries I was seeing in Europe. It some what reminded me of Pakistan and Dubai. The markets were so cheap and I definitely enjoyed the shopping A LOT :) Some people had told us it was a little creepy but I didn't find it to be at all. Everyone we met was wonderful and very hospitable so I would advise anyone who wants to go visit to go and not be worried. So let's get into some pictures! 

Here is the view from the ferry that takes you across to Morocco from Spain. 
This is the view from our hotel heading to the market place. We're were insanely close. 
These are a few shots from the market place. 
The scenery around the town was gorgeous. This is a shot I got heading to lunch. 
This is a traditional Moroccan dish of lamb and vegetables cooked in a Tangine. It's similar to a slow cooked dish. 
My mom caught me snapping pics of my food:) 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Partying in Pisa!!

One of my favourite sights that I saw while over in Europe was definitely the Leaning a Tower of Pisa. Pisa the city wasn't very impressive to me personally, it seemed kind of torn up and just a little ghetto. But the area where the actual Tower sits was really gorgeous. I loved how there were no barriers around the tower or other buildings in the courtyard. You could just walk up to them and touch them if you wanted. Being open like that allowed for great pictures, if you ever can I definitely recommend going to check it out. Here are some pictures me and my family took. 

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Power Snack!

I have literally found the perfect snack guys. Like it is so versatile and can be used as a pre or post workout snack, it's low cal and loded with protein. It is Cottage Cheese!!! I'm kind of obsessed like I'm not gonna lie I go through about a tub of cottage cheese a week. It's such a healthy low cal snack. Half a cup is only 100 calories and you get 15 grams of protein! My favorite brand is the Nordica.
I thought I would just share a few different ways you can try it so that you guys could hop aboard this cottage cheese obsession with me. Here are the recipes. 
This is one of my personal favourites. You take strawberries(or any fruit of choice.) and then add a little honey to sweeten the cottage cheese up. It's so simple and delicious. 
If you're having more of a sweet tooth you can try this recipe. Just add some dark chocolate chips,dried cranberries, and walnuts. This is packed with goodness yet totally satisfies your sweet tooth.
This is similar to the recipe above except I used pineapple instead of strawberries and because the pineapple is so sweet you don't need the added honey. 
Another great way to get in some cottage cheese is throw it into a smoothie. This is good for people like my mom who can't stand to look at it. You still get all the protein from it, and it makes your smoothie extra creamy. Plus you can't even tell its in there. 

These recipes are so filling yet light enough to have before you hit the gym and they will definitely help you power through your workout. I hope you guys like these and if you try them out let me know. I know I'm hooked. 

Monday, 16 February 2015

Wanderlust and Waterfalls!

I was looking through some pictures from my 4 months in Europe last spring and I thought I'd share some with you all. These pictures are from basically the middle of nowhere in between Switzerland and France. We're driving back to my cousins house in Switzerland from France and were crossing through the mountains when we noticed these little waterfalls spewing from the mountains. So we took a little detour through freakishly tiny, slightly creepy roads until we wound our way to the falls. We parked our car and then took a little hit up to the little waterfalls. The area we were in was beyond gorgeous and was pretty remote except for a tiny little village. We were able to walk right up to the waterfall and put our hands under them. It was definitely an experience to remember. 

This was the amazing view from the road. 

How cute are these little waterfalls though??
My dad was beyond excited to be there as you can see:)
On our way down from the area where the waterfalls were we stumbled upon a little stream so of course my brother and I had to have a quick splash around!
The water was actually freezing that day but I still couldn't resist. 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Valentines Day Treats!!

Valentine's Day is only 2 days away so I figured why not do a V-Day themed post? I'm super excited about this Valentines Day, me and one of my BFFs are both single and sick of missing our exes so we decided hey let's be each others Valentines. I've been working on a great surprise for her :) Anyway back to the post, I am going to share two cute little recipes that you guys can make and even give away to your own Valentines. 
The first recipe is Red and Pink sweet pretzel treats. They are super easy to make all you will need are a back of striped Hershey's kisses, square pretzels, and a bag of the Valentines M&Ms. All you do is take the pretzels and put a Hershey's on each one and bake them for about 3-4 minutes or until they are soft, then put an M&Ms on top of the Hershey's and push them down. These make great little treats. 
The second recipe is probably the easiest thing you will ever make. All you need is a bag of marshmallows, strawberries, skewers, some melting chocolate, and a bag of two bite brownies. All you do is take your skewers and put on a few marshmallows, strawberries, and brownies. Then take some of the melting chocolate, melt it, and drizzle it across your dessert kabobs. These are so easier to make and taste delicious! 
I hope you guys like these, if you try either of them let me know how you liked them. Have a great Valentines Day! 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Brussel Sprout Chips!

Okay so I thought I would share one of my new favorite snacks with all of you. And that is, Brussel Sprout Chips! I kid you not these chips are absolutely delicious and can convert any brussel sprout hater I guarantee. They are super easy to make plus insanely healthy as well. Here's how you make them. 
Take your sprouts and cut the back stems off, then peal off the leaves until the sprouts are about the size of nickel. Do this to all your sprouts then take all the leaves and toss with a little oil of your choice,I use coconut, and season to your liking(I prefer salt and pepper but use whatever you like). Then put them in the oven at 350 for about 5-7 mins or until golden brown and crunchy. You can also take all the nickel sized leftover sprouts and roast them as well to use as a side to lunch or dinner so they don't go to waste. 
There you have it. They are so easy to make and really help satisfy you when you are craving a bag of chips plus they are like no calories. You can play around with tons of different seasonings so get creative! Let me know how you guys like them if you try them. 

Monday, 9 February 2015

Coconut Oil Day!!

Okay so today I decided to give myself a little pampering. I love putting coconut oil in my hair. It helps keep my scalp and hair moist and healthy plus it's supposed to help stimulate growth(here's hoping anyway). I'm in the process of growing out my hair so if it's supposed to help growth I'm all for it.
 I also tried something new today, oil pulling. I've been hearing all great things about it so I decided why not? Oil pulling is the process of swishing coconut oil around your mouth for 20 minutes. It's supposed to work wonders. Here are a few supposed benefits. 
Today is the first time I've tried it so let's see what happens. If any of you have tried it let me know? Did you like it? Did it work? I'm so curious about it. 

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Make Up Haul!!

So I went make up shopping!!!! I was running low on some key items specifically foundation and mascara so I went and picked up some new products. Here's what I got
For foundation I picked up the Pixie tinted moisturizer and the Cover Girl 12 hr moisture foundation. I picked up 2 Pixie tinted lip balms. I love Pixie brand because they are paraben free which is wonderful. I also picked up 2 Marcelle mascaras, one for volume and one for length and an Almay Healthy Lenghs mascara. All are in the shades blackest black. Lastly, I picked up the L'Oreal illuminating primer. In the non make up category I picked up the Biore self heating charcoal face masks which I can't wait to try, some make up sponges, and the age perfect by L'Oreal for my mom because it was on sale :) 
I'll let you guys know how I liked all the products after I've had a chance to try them all out. Let me know if you guys have tried any of these products below!