Monday, 28 March 2016

Magical Rainy Chocolatey Easter Weekend In London

'I think London’s sexy because it’s so full of eccentrics.'- Rachel Weisz
I personally give London a bad name. The dreary drizzle, the ashen skies, the ceaseless grim hustle. There has never been a more frenzied feeling in my life where I have desired to take up residence in a Pinterest worthy unclouded existence. And I will. Soon. For the meantime, I need to force my naturally pessimistic views to seek positivity amongst London's labyrinths. The intertwining of streets are ablaze with people- tourists who're fulfilling a wanderlust I can't relate to, a gaggle of friends escaping the outer suburbs of the bustling town to discuss their nuisances, workers to and from work, frustratingly pushing people out of their way so they can get home and put up their feet.
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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Female Movie Performances That Inspired Me

'Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today, it was still worth it.'- Gia Carangi
Angelina Jolie Gia
Nothing inspires me more than a chill-inducing on-screen performance by a woman. Someone with boobs, a vagina, pouty colourful lips, wide eyes and a humble confidence to portray a sort of performance that lingers around you for years. I watch a lot of movies. Most are meh. There are also a handful where men dominate and rightly so- the role was made for them to conquer. But then there are those rare and unique characters which are left for women to slay. And oh my gosh- do they do it well! I was late to the game seeing Angelina Jolie in Gia. Being an angsty person, I was flabbergasted at her ability to not only capture supermodel Gia Carangi but facets of every women downcast in a complex society. Also, Reese Witherspoon in Wild.....omg. As someone who has been discovering adventures in my mid-twenties I salute her for bringing forth such grit when it came to portraying the true story of a woman hiking the Pacific Coast Trail to discover herself. I mean, it makes me want to hike it! 

Other strong womanly performances that have inspired me are listed below. Let me know what female portrayals you were blown away by! 
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Monday, 21 March 2016

16 Steps To Taking The Perfect Selfie

'Taking selfies is the purpose of life'- Kim Kardashian 
Taking a picture of yourself and putting it up social media is all the rage. I mean YOU get to chose which picture you look best in, YOU get to decide what angle, YOU get to decide the lighting in relation to your skin tone, YOU get to decide what persona you want to portray & YOU get to decide what filter will raise those bitches game. However, we all know these picture taking elements don't come together in one easy instalment. There are a whole plethora of steps you need to take in order to ensure that people feel compelled enough to 'like' that picture you took. Here is the guide (and all the hard work) to take the perfect selfie. 
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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Bollywood Stars Who Made It In Hollywood

'The more pockets in the world, the more interesting and exciting because it just makes it that much more liberating.'- Aishwarya Rai
I grew up watching Bollywood. As a child it was a revelation seeing people who looked like me (okay slightly more glamorous- the industry is ablaze with beauty queens) but I mean, people of the same heritage who forayed in to their creative ambitions. I frequented the cinema many a times for singing and dancing doses with my family and was the go-to person for Bollywood trivia during my early high school years.*Nailing life*. Slowly, as my love of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood took over, the dust settled on my love affair with the Mumbai based film industry. But then an incredible thing started to happen: a melting pot and union of my current and previous loves began occurring. Hollywood execs, producers and directors started seeing the massive influence Bollywood had on colourful culture and started nabbing India's leading ladies and men to add the much needed element of diversity to their films. 

The recent Oscars diversity debate and Trump's 'whitewashing' have put a spanner in the works, but the dreamy qualities of Bollywood talent is still blossoming. On the other hand, it's also giving 'people who look like me', fulfilment of the ultimate American dream and I couldn't be happier for them. I mean just imagine what it would feel like to be Priyanka Chopra right now. Girl work! 
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

10 Things That The Bachelor Has Taught Me About Love

'I was hoping there'd be one ugly person, but I have yet to see an ugly individual.' 
A handsome man. A bunch of beautiful women. A stunning mansion. Tropical locations. Ahhh the perfect melting pot to find love in three months. I mean...you must really want to get married if you go on The Bachelor or really want to get your fifteen minutes of fame. This season, we had Ben Higgins searching for the love of his life. For me personally, he was the best looking Bachelor by far- so the viewing was made even more interesting and heart-rendering for me. It's always so interesting watching how women are when it comes to love. Some are shy, others are direct, others are sly and some are downright weird. I always say watching The Bachelor it makes me feel better about myself ...I mean sure, there'll be a handful of incredibly stunning women in every way shape or form- one of which who'll end up winning, but for the most part there'll be a plethora of women who just make you cringe so hard. Just take a look at a previous post entitled '35 Thoughts Everyone Has Whilst Watching The Bachelor' and you'll see what I mean. It makes me look back at some of my past romantic endeavours, mistakes and mishaps and I breathe easy. I got this. 

However, as a dedicated fan of The Bachelor, here are some crucial factors I've picked up from watching the show. Feel free to apply them to your love life. No guarantees! 
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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

MTV Movie Awards 2016 Nominees: Full List & My Predictions!

'Without The Jedi, There Can Be No Balance In The Force.'- Lor San Tekka
Just when you thought it was a wrap with the Oscars- here comes the nominations for the 25th MTV Movie Awards! I always remember this award show for having the 'Best Kiss' category. (Super crucial!!!) I love the light-hearted, youthful element of the award ceremony which gives way to the coolest new Hollywood talent. Saying that, Star Wars:The Force Awakens leads the pack with 11 nods, followed by Deadpool with 8. There will also be two new categories in the form of: true story and documentary. The award show which will be hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will culminate on April 10th. In the meantime, here are the full set of nominees and my predicted winners (highlighted in bold).
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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

5 Celebrities Reveal Their Travel Essentials

'I travel a lot so I always have a survival kit with me.'- Natalie Portman
It is so easy to over-pack. Especially when it comes to a long-haul flight. I mean, you may need all four moisturisers- you never know! Celebrities on the other hand, travel so much they probably pack their carry-on bag with military precision. They are also clued up on the beauty products to take with them to ensure their skim remains in tip top condition up in the air. Here five beautiful ladies reveal their travel essentials. Take note ladies! 
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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Baywatch The Movie- What To Expect From The Cast

'We still want to pay homage to the original show, so it’s really a careful combination.'- Zac Efron
Baywatch- the cult television show which ran from 1989 to 1999 and turned Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra and David Hasselhoff into household names will be back- but this time on the big screen! Set for release next year- the new Baywatch show will pay respect to the original phenomenon and of-course offer us a huge element of nostalgia. I for one, remember waking up every morning and tuning in without fail- it was such an escape for me. The sun, the sand, the romances. Even as a young child, I feel like I could relate, So obviously, I am looking forward to this. 

Saying that, no one can out-do what Pamela Anderson did for the red swimsuit and countless fantasies around the world, but we have an array of beauties such as Alexandra Daddario and Priyanka Chopra who'll be on hand to offer their takes on the sizzling salty air sex appeal. And say hello to the hunks- Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson. This sure will be the movie event of next year. In the meantime, here's what you can expect from the gorgeous cast!
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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Emerging Holiday Destinations Loves By Celebrities

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.- Cesare Pavese
Everyone loves a good holiday. However, there are certain places which are overlooked when it comes to basking yourself in the glorious sunshine, fuelling your adrenaline and exciting your taste palettes. Travelling when you're a child is one thing, but as you grow older so do your inhibitions. The need to escape from one way of living is so personally favourable to us, even if it's just for a couple of weeks. In December of last year I spent three weeks travelling across the USA- and whilst I slept under the stars in Monument Valley, hiked the Grand Canyon and partied with the New Orleans locals, I know my time there wasn't enough. However, along with my Stateside affair there are other more unique places I would like to learn more about. Leave it to certain people in the media eye who have visited these 'different' places to prove that no cultural experience is unworthy. Here are a list of some of the hottest new destinations which are well worth a visit! 
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