Motivational Monday | Beauty, Being Yourself and Bravery

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to another Motivational Monday post! I hope that you are all having a great Monday! (Hopefully anyway!) and if you aren’t then, I hope that this post cheers you up a bit!

This isn’t going to be like my usual Motivational Monday Posts though, I wanted to just do a bit more of a chatty/ discussion type post today because a lot has happened recently that really got me thinking.

So, recently I was with a couple of my friends and we were all just chatting about the most random things and then we came to the subject of being “pretty” and at that point I fell silent, because I didn’t exactly agree with what they were saying but I didn’t know what I could say to explain what I was thinking either.

And that’s what I wanted to talk about in this post.

Beauty is something that is universal (and over the past few years it has become quite a controversial topic) but sometimes, I think that it all just does not make any sense. Being pretty, Having to look and behave a certain way in order to follow a standard.

Being a teen and being exposed to the media and the online world isn’t something that you can really avoid.Unfortunately with all the good things online, bad things follow as well. Things like stereotypes and always having the need to look a certain way, wear certain brands and be a certain type of person. Just always having to fit within a label.

And the worst part is that it’s never announced out loud. It’s just something that forms within every mindset and it tends to affect people in different ways.

There are always these articles in magazines telling you to be yourself and no one will judge you, but then the very next week, the same magazine goes about telling everyone that you simply must wear this and you most definitely shouldn’t be wearing that if you want to be pretty or beautiful.

But that’s just not what beauty really is about. It’s not what it symbolizes and it’s not what it stands for. Beauty is more than what you are wearing and if it’s the ‘Brand of the Season’ or not. It’s not about looking a certain way or having the right hair or clothes. Its so much more than that.

Beauty is something that you can’t always see. It’s within all of us. Sometimes it just takes us longer to find it.

That person you saw on the streets yesterday? The one who looked helpless and desperate for money? That person is beautiful. Why? Because he doesn’t want the money for himself. He wants it for his family. He wants to see a smile on his daughter’s face. He wants to raise his son in a better way than his father raised him. He just wants a better life for them. Not for him. For them.

True beauty is being kind. Being caring. Being unselfish. Being loving. Giving a helping hand. Offering a smile to someone who needs it, even if it’s the smallest thing that you could do.

And that is what I  think being beautiful really is all about. Being human. And being compassionate. Having a good heart. Because in the end that’s all that truly matters.

If you really think about it, You aren’t going to look the same in about 70 years, are you? and is all of this really going to matter? In about a year or two, the “ideal standard of beauty’ is going to change anyway.

So don’t torture yourself. STOP comparing yourself and your ideas to other people’s. You never know, they might wish they had something that you have. And comparing yourself isn’t really going to make you feel good about yourself. You are absolutely wonderful just the way you are. No one is perfect but in the end, being perfect is all just a myth anyway.

Being beautiful. Truly beautiful on the other hand isn’t a myth. It’s completely real. And YOU are one of those rare, beautiful people!

Fashion is something that I love. It’s something that I genuinely enjoy doing and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s just like any other passion like reading or even blogging.

It’s just the ‘stereotypes’ that we somehow unconsciously adopt that is kind of scary. I mean if every person in the world looked exactly the same, then what is the point? What would make us all so unique?

I think that’s where courage comes in. Being brave doesn’t always necessarily mean that you have to do something massive. It could be something like accepting yourself for who you are and choosing to become a better person or even  standing up for what you believe in. Every single act makes you brave. And that is something else that makes you beautiful.

It doesn’t even have to be with your words but also with your actions. Choosing to wear the hijab to increase your faith, although you are afraid of what people might say or do is also another form of courage.

With these thoughts in mind, I decided to take the plunge and do something I had never done before, and just  talk about it. I wanted to stand up for something I believed in. Just like all of my heroes had done. It wasn’t anything massive-but like I said, it doesn’t have to be.

I decided to talk to my entire class about what had been running through my head since that fateful conversation. My mum was the first one to tell me to go for it. And I did.

Sometimes, it isn’t easy to stand up to people and speak up. But it went quite well and it was just an amazing feeling after I was done, and my friends were so supportive of it all. And now being able to blog about it as well is just like a dream come true as well!

So, what I want to say is- just go for it! Be yourself. Do what you love doing! And never, ever be afraid to brave. It’s never easy but it’s always worth it.

Thank you all so much for reading!

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DIY Motivational Pom-Pom Pillow!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having an awesome Tuesday! This post was originally going to be another ‘Motivational Monday’ post (hence the delay) but I decided not to, because I didn’t want to do two Motivational Mondays in a row but I still did want to share this DIY with you all! 😊

Lately I’ve been going through a bit of a cute throw pillow making obsession. For some reason it’s very very satisfyingly to just sit for and make something completely original and then stuff it and just watch it come to life! It’s just really fun! 😍

I even think it’s becoming a bit of problem ha ha..I’ve already made about three pillows and I’m not even close to overcoming it? 😂

So I decided to make the most of it and share one of my favorite DIY pillows with you all! I hope you like it!

  • White Cloth (or cloth in any other colour of your choice)
  • Paint (in any colour of your choice. I chose black paint) and Paint brushes
  • Markers or Paint Pens (if you don’t want to paint)
  • A Pom-Pom trim. (If you don’t have this, then you could use any other lace or ribbon that you have at home)
  • Stuffing
  • A pencil
  • And a Scissor

  • The first thing you will need to do is cut your cloth to the size that you want your throw pillow to be and map out your design on the cloth. Make sure to fold it in half so that the cloth is perfectly even on both sides.

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  • For the next step, you will have to grab your paint or your markers and do a little outline of the word that you have chosen and fill it in with paint. or you could even leave it as it is.

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ided to try and replicate a picture of the word instead. (If that makes any sense at all haha..)

Here's what I used to help me! (I just typed out the word in my fave calligraphy style font and looked at it for inspiration!) ❤️

  • After that,you have to either glue or stitch your trim along three edges of the pillow. This is to close up the edges and to attach the trim. For me this was the hardest step as I’m not very good at sewing but it was also quite relaxing and even a bit satisfying? 😂

Important Things to Remember.Don’t forget to leave one edge open so you can add in the stuffing.

  • If you are using glue then make sure to turn the pillow inside out before glueing the sides.

  • Now it’s time for the really fun part. STUFFING!! Stuff the pillow with as much stuffing as you possibly can! The more the stuffing the more cuddly and cosy it’s going to be! 😍❤️ just have fun with it!

And that’s it!

Here’s how my pillow turned out!

It’s not perfect but I’m still really pleased with it! 😊❤️

What do you think of my pillow? Are you going to try this DIY out? I do hope so! Oh and if you do, what will you write on your pillow? I’d love to know!! 🎉Alright now it’s..Time for the Comment of the Week! 🎉
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Motivational Monday : Seven Inspirational Quotes to Brighten Up Your Week!

Hi everyone!

I hope that you are all having a lovely Monday! I know that Mondays can sometimes be the most unappealing days of the week. Especially after an amazing weekend that didn’t deserve to end so quickly. How dare Monday just take that pleasure away? Right?😂

Anyway, the reason I started up Motivational Mondays is to (hopefully) help with those Monday Mornin’ Blues and help to brighten up your week! ❤️ The last time I did this was almost a year ago, which is absolutely crazy to think about. I shared some tips on how to make Mondays less stressful and more fun.

This week, I decided to share some of my favorite quotes to help you (and me!) make this week AMAZING! Let’s do this!

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I found all of these AMAZING quotes on Pinterest so the quotes do not belong to me, but the designs do! I designed each of these quotes for all of you so that you can use it as a wallpaper on your phone or print it out and tape it up on your wall! (If you do share this, please don’t forget to give credit!)

Overall, I just hope that it helps you get inspired and (hopefully!) makes your Monday a bit brighter!

What do you think about Mondays? Do you like any of these quotes? Oh, and if so,which one was your favorite? I really want to know! 😉

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Tabi! And..Ella! Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and for reading this post!

Prepare The Confetti! 🎉💗| Interviewing Ella Marie! | BLOG TOUR

Hi everyone!

So today’s post is a very very special one and I couldn’t be more excited for it! I’m awfully sorry for not being able to blog sooner..I’m actually going to make a full post on that soon, but for now, it’s time to bring out the big guns!

And of course, by that I mean guns of confetti.

It’s a blog tour after all!! 😂😊😉


My  amazing friend, Ella Marie started up a new blog-February Fairy, and I’m taking part in her wonderful blog tour!! 

If you missed out on the rest of the tour, be sure to check out the rest of the posts and catch up. ❤️

Here is a little list of the other lovely people who took part in this tour-

Wednesday-25th October 

Ilsa – Twitter post.

Audrey Caylin – Blogger interview.

Seriah – Twitter post.

Thursday-26th October

Michaila – Author interview.

Abbiee – Instagram post.

Totally Graced – Twitter post.

Friday-27th October

Two Girls, Two Mountains – Blogger interview and mini guest post.

Charis – Blog mention.

Abbiee – Twitter post.

Saturday-28th October 

Megan – Blogger interview/discussion.

Me-Blogger interview.

Abbiee – Facebook post.


For my part of the tour,I’m going to be interviewing Ella! *throws confetti* I absolutely love getting to know people better, and I thought that an interview would be the perfect way to introduce Ella and her blog!

Before that though, here’s a little bit about Ella and her blog!



Ella Marie is a teen lifestyle blogger with a passion for inspiring other girls. She is a Christian, ENFP, aspiring actress, night owl. and lover of lemons and ice cream (not together of course). If you enjoy simple encouragement or are ready to dance to Meghan Trainor songs with her, then she’s ready to rock the world with you! 

Ella’s Blog | Ella’s Pinterest | Ella’s Instagram 

  • Q-Describe your new blog in 3 words.

Pink. Inspiring. Happy.

  • Q-Would you rather be able to blog only once a year or not blog at all? (I’m sorry, I know it’s a really extreme question 😂)

Ugh, I’m not sure. I think if I blogged only once a year I would totally overthink that one post, and end up being really stressed about it. It would also make me miss blogging all the more. So I think I’d choose not at all. 

  • Q-What is your favourite part of your new blog?

The simplicity. I adore how clean and organized everything looks. 

  • Q-What are some of your fave blogging tips?

Hmm. There’s always, ‘Be yourself’, which can be helpful and confusing. The real flesh and blood, me, doesn’t say flesh and blood. The real me almost faints at the sight of blood. The real me has bad grammar and laughs at everything. The real me loves being with crowds of people I know, but feels awkward when she meets new people. The real me doesn’t hardly talk about my blog, and blushes when her sister brings it up.  

But the internet me, uses excellent grammar (I hope), doesn’t mind telling people about her blog and is generally… Different. I think everyone has their unique differences, and if we just write, they will flow into our writing naturally. It’s okay for other bloggers to have the same header as you. If you like yours, keep it! Honestly, ‘Be yourself’, is the best advice out there. In the end, I’d rather look back at myself for maybe being similar to others, and happy, than totally different and unnatural.  

  • Q-What are some of your best blogging moments?

When all of you guys agreed to help with my blog tour is a big one. When I finally finished my theme I was super excited as well. But it really comes down to meeting people. I LOVE meeting new bloggers.

  • Q-Who are some of your biggest role models?

My older sister. She has gone through so much hardship. Things no one should every experience. And yet, she is one of the sweetest most innocent and loving people you will ever meet.  

  • Q-If you could blog about only one thing for the rest of your life,what would that thing/topic be?

Encouragement. I know I can give encourage on many different topics, but I feel like it ends up being in one category.

  • Q-What was your inspiration behind your amazing blog name? 

I had been trying to come up with a name for quite a while. One day, while I was sitting doing a puzzle with my little sister, it just struck me. I was super excited because I felt it summed up the purpose of my blog. To help girls feel as feminine and lovely as fairies. And then the “February” part of it is because that’s my birth month. So, if your birthday was April, then you’d be an April Fairy.  

  •    Q-If you could go and live inside any book, which book would it be? Oh, and why?

A Narnia book all the way. I mean, unicorns! I could ride unicorns! And to see Aslan, it would be amazing. I’ve actually dreamt I’m in Narnia many times before. There’s also the prospect of their gorgeous dresses.   



  • Q-Would you rather have a spider or a snake for a pet?

 I hate them both. But if it came down to it, I guess I’d choose a snake. I really small one. And I would give it a nice secure cage and never let it out.  

  • Q-Would you rather have a million puppies or just one kitten?

One kitten. Puppies are adorable, but a million of them would be overwhelming. Plus, I’m more of a cat person.

  • Q-Do consider yourself more of a mermaid or a unicorn? (Or a fairy? 😉)

Out of a mermaid and unicorn, probably a unicorn. But if you add in fairy, then I think I’d have to go with that.

  • Q-If you could rule the world, what do you think it would look like?

I don’t think I would be a very good ruler, but I would definitely try! There would be no hunger, because there’s more than enough food for everyone. Rape and child slavery would come to an end. I would make sure every person had access to a good education. I would do everything I could to make sure the world was a healthier safer place.  

And that’s it! (Unfortunately 😭) I had an absolute blast interviewing Ella and I adore all of her answers! Oh, and I think that she would make a fabulous ruler.😉 💗 I love her tips on blogging as well! She just did an awesome job answering my questions! 😍😍☺️

A huge thank you to Ella (don’t forget to check out her blog!) for giving me the opportunity to join her tour, it was lovely to be a part of it and I really really enjoyed it!! ☺️❤️ so thank you Ella! 

Thank you all so much for reading!


Isn’t Ella AMAZING?! Are you following her blog yet? If not, then don’t forget to go check it out! It’s just filled with Girl Power, Positivity and Awesomeness! And of course fairies! Also let me know some of your answers to any one these questions in the comments down below! I’d love to know! 😊❤️


SEVEN Reasons Why Your Life IS Full of Rainbows and Unicorns! 🌈🦄💗

Hi everyone!

I hope that you are all having a lovely Sunday! 

Recently (a few weeks ago actually),I had been feeling pretty sad and de-motivated. I think it was just a mixture of a lot of reasons-school and holiday blues and a bit of trouble with my friends…

anyway, you could say that I wasn’t feeling the greatest at that moment. Which is why… I’m writing this post now! I feel so much better (better times a billion actually! 😊) and so that’s why I decided to compile a list of things to cheer any of you up!

 Whether you are just having a not-so great day and you just feel sad, or you just want a little reminder… here is a little list of why your life is IS and CAN BE filled with rainbows and unicorns! 

Why rainbows and unicorns you may ask? Well… apart from being amazing,they symbolize happiness and motivation and…I don’t know if you have ever heard anyone say this… (I have haha..) 

“Life isn’t just full of rainbows and unicorns you know..” 

Well, this here is my reply to that! Why can’t it be and why not? There a million and more things that we have to be really grateful and happy about,so why waste time on the negatives? 

Yes, the world has become (unfortunately) a not-so very nice place recently but… there are still so many amazing people and things out there, just waiting to put a smile on your face! So smile!! Go on! 🙂

I came up with a little list of things that make me happy and things that fill up my life (and yours too, of course!) with happiness and just general feelings of wanting to dance on a rainbow…you know…nothing out of the ordinary there..😊❤

  • 🌈🦄 Nutella! 🌈🦄

This had to be the first thing on my list because, Nutella is the best! And I simply have no words to describe how awesome it is! 😍😍 and I’m really sorry if you are allergic to nuts and you can’t eat chocolate (I really wish you could taste how good it is!   but on the bright side…there’s always other candy right??) 

  • 🌈🦄 Books! 🌈🦄

Alright, so this was actually going to be first on my list but then I realized that books can be quite sad sometimes and that’s not what this post is about! And also Nutella doesn’t let you down. *glares at all the characters who have let me down* 

Time for a little ( I’ll try my best to keep it short) rant on how much I love books!! I personally think that books can change your life and I love them to bits! I think that every single book that I’ve read has somehow helped influence an experience in my life. (No matter how sad they are!) Books are also an awesome way to cheer yourself up! When you read an amazing book, you are able to empathize with your characters and somehow…they become your friends! And the best part? They are always there, inside the book, waiting to be read about again! 

  • 🌈🦄  Making Other People Happy 🌈🦄

Making other people happy honestly makes you feel like you’ve just won the olympics. (Alright well…not that extreme but still) just genuinely brightening up someone’s day just makes you feel like an epic superhero who has the ability to magically conjure up cookies! And rainbows of course! (That would honestly be super cool!) and there really is nothing like that lovely feeling! 

  • 🌈🦄 Confetti Cakes and DONUTs! 🌈🦄

Okay, so this might be just a personal preference (but I honestly don’t understand how anyone could not like cake and donuts…) 😍 but confetti cupcakes exist and they are lovely! They taste amazing, they look gorgeous and they are proof that you can really eat rainbows! (And that they are really yummy!) 

Here is a quick lil picture! 

  • 🌈🦄 Actual Rainbows! (and Unicorns! yes they exist!) 🌈🦄

Of course I couldn’t do a post about rainbows and unicorns without mentioning them! That would be extremely rude. Yes, unicorns really do exist people. I am one! And so are you! (Well you still have to pass The Unicorn Test but after that… you are a unicorn!) 

Oh and as for the mythical beings-they exist too, of course! It’s just that they are hidden away sometimes…and you can’t always see them! But always remember that they will always be there…all around you…and when you close your eyes and open your imagination, you can ride away into a magical rainbow! And eat confetti filled donuts…forever! ❤

  • 🌈🦄 Family and Friends! 🌈🦄

Humans (or in our case, half unicorns, half humans) need other fellow beings to socialize! And sometimes socializing can make the best  memories and bring out the happiness inside everyone’s souls! Especially when you are all on a very intense topic that everyone loves! (Like books for example!) you kind of form a beautiful connection with these fellow humans! (Who knows? They may be half unicorn too!) and I think that’s really awesome! 

  • 🌈🦄 The Ability to SMILE! 🌈🦄🎉

How could I not mention this?? Smile!! Always remember that you are extremely lucky and blessed to be able to do such a simple thing that could mean so much! ❤ Show everyone your inner unicorn, and don’t ever let anything or anyone take that away from you. Whatever it is that you were upset about? It’s just not worth it, is it really worth it to stop smiling (and showering everyone with rainbows!) over something that might seem a bit silly in a few years? (Thank you for reminding me that Mom! 😘) Course not! So there you go! Keep smiling and keep being awesome! I know it’s never always that easy, but there’s no harm in trying your best, right? ☺️

Well, that was my little list of things that made my life (and hopefully yours too!) feel as if it was full of rainbows and unicorns! Another thing that really brightens up my day are your comments! And speaking of comments…here are my faves from last week’s post! 

May!

And J!


Thank you so much all of you for ALL of your AMAZING comments!!


What did you think of this post?? Did you like it? What are the things that make YOUR life full of unicorns and rainbows? Are you secretly a unicorn as well?? Do you think I should do a part two of this? I have SO many more things I’d love to add! Let me know in the comments down below!