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My New Year Resolutions for 2017!

Hello ♥

Happy new year to all of you & here is wishing you all a wonderful, fulfilling, prosperous & healthy 2017!

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I thought I’ll share my resolutions for the upcoming year with you all. True that at times I think resolutions are perfect to be followed in January & then conveniently dumped from February on!. Lol. But, a girl can hope yeah?. Here are my 6 goals :

Lose weight – Probably on everyone’s list & the top one too.. I am currently 77 kgs. By the end of 2017, I hope to reach 65 kgs. Back in 2014, the doc informed me that I can’t conceive unless I lose weight and in a period of 1.5 years I reduced my weight from 83 kgs to 68 kgs. Here is my transformation pic even though the last pic is when I was 72 kgs. I went on to lose 4 more kgs but didn’t click a pic. So yeah, if I put my mind to it, I know I can do it.

Weightloss transformation

Btw if you are wondering how I lost weight, it’s by :

¤ cutting out rice almost completely
¤ cutting out junk food especially burgers, pasta & pizza (my absolute fav stuff) &
¤ going for a walk for about an hour a day

Side note – My fav shopping site, iHerb has a ‘New Year New You’ special deal happening, for a limited time. It offers extremely low prices on Sports, Fitness, Weightloss & Athletic products. They ship worldwide from US.

new year goals

Drink more water – I drink only about a couple of glasses a day right now!. It is soo less. I wish to start with 2 litres a day and then increase it to 3 litres. Water helps flush out toxins & brings in overall wellness. I am so lazy when it comes to reaching for that cup of water. I hope to beat it, this year.

Drink water

Image from Memecenter

Blog more – Being a mom is more tough than I ever imagined. I literally have no time or I am failing fantastically in time management. I have been slacking so badly in putting up posts. I wish to post consistently from now on.

Take haircare more seriously – I always give massive importance to skincare, but never for haircare. 2017 needs to be different.. I have invested in the below products in hopes of achieving an attractive mane of hair :

Haircare products

¤ Tigi S Factor hair moisture serum – While searching for a good hair serum, I came across this one because of the many rave reviews it has earned. Detailed review later.

¤ Cedarwood essential oil– Known to help in strengthening hair and fighting hair loss. I bought this online and it will be featured in my next iHerb haul.

¤ Bass boar bristle brush – People are raving about these brushes. There must be something special in it then, right?. Wait for my review about it for details 🙂

¤ Dessata detangler brush – My hair gets so tangled, I am not even kidding when I say it resembles a bird’s nest at times. Again, wait for my detailed review coming up soon.

¤ Shampoo & conditioner from Dove’s Oxygen Moisture line – Been loving this recently and I intend to make it a part of my regular haircare routine in 2017. These were sent to me for review but rest of the products mentioned above were purchased on my own.

Enjoy motherhood more – Being a mom to my son, Eshaan, is such a blessing. But being someone who is blatantly frank, I would be lying if I said motherhood has not made me tired, irate and generally mad!. But I need to ‘Keep calm & be a patient mom’. Lol. No doubt about it, he is adorable and so so naughty. He is nearly 14 months old. I love him soo much. Here is his pic, since you guys have never seen him before… God bless him, touchwood..

Be thankful – It’s easy to be hopeless, sad and irate with situations that life throws at you. But I need to be more thankful, appreciate life more and as such, discover more happiness.. I know it will make me a much better version of myself 🙂

Being thankful

Image from Google.com

Alright, that’s all for now. I hope you have a great & successful year ahead of you ♥. If you have couple of mins to spare, let me know in the comments below, what your resolutions are for 2017 🙂

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Naz ♥

August Link loves!

Hey guys!

Where the heck does the time fly off to??. It’s end of August already and we are more than half way done with 2013. What’s your guy’s thoughts on that?. Have you guys been true to your ‘New Year Resolutions’?. Still not too late to stick to it 😛

Alright, now only my absolute favorite posts of August:

1) Lottie of Book Adoration went on a fantastic trip to Disney World, Universal Studios and Animal Kingdom in Florida and did this amazing post loaded with everything she did there and pictures that she clicked away!. The way she writes, you can pretty much feel like you are there so go on, check it out!. Here is a collage from Animal Kingdom:

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2) Praseena of Coral Crue tried her hand at healthy cooking and made this absolutely yummy looking Spinach Rice, which really impressed her friends!

Spinach rice

3) Monica of Impressions of a Princess did a post on how she researched and decided to move to WordPress.org from WordPress.com. If you are looking for a detailed information on how to move to a self hosted blog, I recommend you read her post.

wordpress_com_vs_wordpress_org_logo4) Chrys of OhChrys!, has completed one glorious year of blogging and she did this fantastic post highlighting all her ‘firsts’. it’s nice to read plus she is doing a giveaway. Do check it out and congratulate her on an year of awesomeness!

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Glorious mentions

Now, onto the mentions I received this month:

1) Emily Monaco of Organic Authority did a post on all-natural hair treatments and referred to my egg hair mask, recommending it for brunettes. Thank you Emily, for the mention!

2) Dove mentioned me on their Facebook page as a ‘key blogger in UAE’ and that was freaking awesome. They actually highlighted my review of the Dove Hair Fall Rescue Intensive Roots treatment.

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3) Lottie mentioned my Super Sweet Blogger Award post in her 14th Sunday Post.

4) In her 15th Sunday Post, Lottie mentioned both my Banana Fritters recipe and my Motivating you to: Declutter post. You are super sweet to mention me, Lottie :). Thank you..

I hope you all have an amazing September ahead of you!. Have a blessed month. Write to you soon!

Love,

Naz