LOOK LIKE YOURSELF, BE YOU!

Todays reflection ♥
One thing I find myself thinking a lot about is Self love. In todays society with movies, magazines & social media everything has gotten superficial. People want to look like others and be like others so they’ve totally forgotten about themselves. A lot of people are preoccupied wanting to change themselves into other people they look up to, and they forget about their own talents, abilities and looks. People tend to forget their own strengths and what makes them unique. Why does everyone have to have big lips, behinds and be thin? Why does everyone want to look like the Hadids, sing like Beyonce and act like Viola Davis? I mean hey I would too but that doesn’t mean I forget me, myself & I.

It is nothing wrong with looking up to someone and wanting to be like them, to a certain degree but don’t lose yourself on the way. Focus on your look; what do you like about yourself (highlight that!) & what do you like less about yourself (learn to love it!)? Focus on your talent and abilities; what can you bring to the table? What can you contribute to the world?

If you focus on looking like someone else and being someone else then the world loses someone like you. You were meant to be you. Don’t make us have a billion Kardashians and none of You.

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What I disliked most about myself was my smile, I used to not like how my teeth were bigger than others and how much they were showing when I smiled and laughed. I learned to see it from another perspective and learned to love it. Now I see it as a good thing; when I smile/laugh you can see it through my whole face and my big smile! I love that it shows so much when I am happy!

What do you Love about yourself? What do you dislike about yourself? How can you change that? #SELFLOVE

– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Stop complaining

Sounds easy.. And it kinda is.
I wanted my first post of the year to be about something I have thought about and something I have tried to change. Generally I’m a positive person but like every other human being I do complain, even if it is to myself and not for everyone to hear. As soon as we start to complain a wave of negativity hits us. That wave ain’t a holiday in Mykonos wave, it is a Nazaré (Portugal) surfing wave. In other words, it is high! That negativity tends to make the good things in life go unseen, they are kept hidden behind a wave & makes you focus only on the negative. And all the positives in life are slowly drifting away (drifting awaay, wave after wave hihi).

What I’m trying to say is that complaining -> negativity.
Negativity = bye bye positivity. Wow I really know how to explain things.

On a serious note, I do believe that being aware of when you complain is a real advantage. The minute you complain (and are aware of it) try to control the way you think and try to always see the pros (instead of the cons) in the situation.
You missed the morning bus… Well did you die? Maybe you got an extra minute hug from your kid or an extra minute to eat your apple. It’s not like you will have to run to work, catch the next bus.
– You forgot your headphones at home… Well does it hurt to hear your own thoughts?
– Someone stepped on your foot (super annoying)… Well did you lose your foot?
– It is super snowy and cold AF… Is it really that bad tho??

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Put your thoughts to sleep,
do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart.
Let go of thinking.
– Rumi

– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

I touched the clouds! #Naxos

Hi & Salam!
This day was soo cozy and cool! We went up to an old village/town in the mountains. Right before our destination, we found a restaurant in the middle of nowhere, we stopped and ate lunch since the view was a killer. I will probably never have lunch in a place with that type of view again. Loved it!
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The village had small cute houses and shops. We went in to a church and listened to the priest, an older woman welcomed us and she was so tiny and kind! Hihi. Outside of the church, there were people sitting everywhere, out on the streets, playing games and talking to each other. I loved that typical greek vibe you would see in movies.
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After we roamed around we went to the place where we had lunch and watched the sunset. I can to this day say that the sunset we saw that day was the coolest!! We were on top of a mountain and we were sitting with our feet hanging down the edge of the road. That adrenalin tho! The yellow color of the sunset was so strong but that actually disappeared pretty fast, it suddenly got super cloudy… I have seen 50 shades of clouds and all types of clouds where I live but subhanaAllah that was to another level! The clouds were coming from the ocean under us and slid up towards us. I got soo excited seeing the clouds coming up my way! And YES I touched the clouds, it passed by/through us and the clouds were so cold. Coolest feeling!!
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We had to hurry down since it was getting too cloudy and gloomy, we were afraid it would be impossible to drive. So we headed down and got something to eat. Down in the city there were literally no sign of clouds lol, subhanaAllah. What a day!
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– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Naxos Golden Hour

Hi & Salam!
Naxos up in this blog! This place was one of the places where it was super chill. One of the funniest days out of all of our days in Greece was in Naxos (it will get its own post) but other than that day (& our awesome hotel iliada villas!), Naxos wasn’t that special. It is probably because all of the other places were so cozy and cool. I did not regret visiting this place thoo. Loved their beach(es) & gyros!!

Another thing I loved, which I did in almost every island, was the sunsets! The sunsets there were so freakin pretty mA. The so called Golden hour was magical. I love that so many people gather around and just enjoy Gods beautiful creation.20170725_161748
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– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Paros kind of Love

PAROS! Oh lovely, cozy & oh so beautiful Paros. This island was one of my favorites. The people there were probably aliens, I think they were from another planet.. Lol. Everyone was so kind! In the shops, restaurants and streets. There were families and friends everywhere and you could feel how calm and nice the vibe was. No stress or anger or any kind of negative feeling. Everyone smiled and they felt super happy. Loved that cute little unicorn island with its unicorns!
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– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Oh dear sunset

My last Santorini post… How sad. I miss this so much!! The food, streets, the vibe & ofc THE SUNSETS! I love sunsets and have sat my way through many but wow. The sunsets over there are insanely beautiful together with the mountains and oceans. SubhanaAllah! Santorini was definitely my favourite place during our so called Greece tour. Paros next! 🙂

Day 2
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Day 3-4
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– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Butterfly baby butterfly

*You have to sing the title with the ‘Rockabye baby’ melody in your head hihi*
I was in the coolest graffiti place the other day and saw some amazing paintings/art pieces. Thank you Hasanah for taking me there! Such a cozy afternoon with an awesome soul.

The place had huge art pieces all over an area in the middle of nowhere. I can’t believe I didn’t know about that place. Anyway I will post one of my favorit pieces on here (the one below and one tomorrow). Hope you’ll like them!

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Could you tell that I loved it ^.^

Shirt: Pull and Bear
Jeans: BikBok
Shoes: Adidas

– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Flowerpower in Santorini

I have to say one of the things I obsessed about while in Greece, specially Santorini, were the flowers. There were flowers (mostly pink hihi) everywhere & I loved it. Ofc I had to take outfit pics since I matched the surrounding with my white and flowery outfit. I thought I’d post them since a lot of you seemed to like it when you saw it on the vlog and on my insta! 🙂 It is from BikBok.
I have no idea why the lighting is so bright thoo.. “I can see your haloo“..
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Suddenly my halo dissapeared…
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FLOWERPOWER – Santorini
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If you haven’t seen the vlog you can click here to watch it. 🙂
– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Santorini Day 1

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH THE VLOG! 🙂

Day 1, housetour & insane views #Santorinivlog
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Coziest bookstore! ↑ ↑

Salam! Long time no see. This summer me and some friends traveled around some islands in Greece. We visited Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos and then finishied it of in Athens. Hope you enjoyed these pictures of our first day in Santorini, Greece. It was insanely beautiful there, already miss it!! PS. all the pictures are from the different devices that’s why the quality is different hihi. To be continued…

– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Why am I making bracelets? #Forhumanity

So a couple of months ago I was sitting by the computer and just looking through my facebook feed. As every other night I see different pictures and videos of children, women and men being brutally murdered (those days were a lot about Aleppo). Every night, for a long time, I was so sad and felt so helpless. I kept looking at our fellow humans leaving this world too soon, children crying and mothers sreaming & I REALLY WANTED TO DO SOMETHING! I kept thinking that there is nothing I could do..

One night I saw a lot of sad and horrible pictures of syrian refugees leaving their homes and trying to escape a war they did not sign up for. I then thought about people that actually make it out of the cities and areas that are war zones and people leaving their homes with nothing… At that moment I knew that I wanted to help those people, the people with nothing. I may not be able to end the war or change that conflict but I can still help my brothers and sisters one way or another. So I kept thinking about how I could help. I reflected on what I like, or what I can make myself, that could raise money and the first thing I thought of was bracelets. I LOVE bracelets and thought why not make simple ones and sell them! I did not let times pass after coming up with that idea because that would have lead to me not doing anything so the second I came up with that idea I went and bought a couple of pearls.

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I had some of my wonderful friends come over from time to time to make bracelets with me (since they wanted to hihi). That was so cozy and nice! May they get ajr for their effort and time. Extra shout out to Milka for making a lot of them! 🙂 Making the bracelets with friends and with so much love, made the whole process even more lovely. The bracelets were made with love, compassion and happiness & I hope that the money coming out of this process will make people in Syria feel loved, important and happy iA! 🙂

New bracelets:
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Bracelets you’ve seen before:

I hope everyone got something out of reading this post. I hope you know that YOU can help and YOU can make a change, if not a big one at least a small one, if not alone at least with friends or family. Something everyone can do is to pray to God to help our brothers and sisters.

(För information om hur man beställer, läs förgående inlägg.)
– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤