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10 Absolutely Screen-Free Indoor Activities You Can Try

Admittedly, during the quarantine period, my screen time increases. I have resorted to staring at screens be it my phone, laptop, the TV, and all other electronic devices I have. While I think it's amazing how technology has the ability to keep us all connected even virtually, it's important to stay away for a while from looking at a screen.

This is not my first time doing a 'digital detox' of some sort because I have definitely done this in the past where I quit Instagram and deleted the app for a while. It was a success, my screen time dropped rapidly and I want to do it again this time without having to delete any of my apps. 

I know it's definitely easier said than done for some people because their work requires them to stare at their phones or laptops all day. However, you must have that one day to yourself and you should have it screen-free. So here are 10 of my personal favorite activities you can try with zero screen necessary. (Some links used are affiliate links)

1. Start a bullet journal

Bullet journal has encourage me to distance myself from unnecessary stress and to have ample time for myself. I know it takes a lot of time to set up the spreads but you have all the time in this world for yourself and yourself only. It's worth it because it has been boosting my happiness level and improving my mental and emotional health. I think it's one of the best things you can do for yourself — besides having to stay away from looking at your phone, you will likely feel content.

Here are some bullet journal spreads you can try out that actually promote self-care:
  • Gratitude log (a life-changer!)
  • Positive quote page
  • Habit tracker
  • Mood tracker
  • Self-care essentials

2. Pick up some arts and crafts

The benefit of having an artistic sister is to have a free art/ painting lesson at any time I please. Some time last year, I was given a painting lesson at home and it turned out well except for I painted like an amateur. But that's okay. It's one of the great things to do without having to look at your phone and just enjoy the ambience.

3. Give yourself a manicure/ pedicure

There is something about doing my nails that I find so calming. I don't usually paint them but when I do, I use these peel-off nail polishes that have tons of beautiful nude colors. If I don't feel like painting my nails, I will just file them using a glass nail file that will add shine to my nails and just clean my cuticles. Love me some fresh, clean, and shiny nails!

4. Practice stretches every day

I have been doing shoulder stretches to achieve a killer shoulder line and neckline for over a month now. I can slowly see the result but I still have a long way to go. This is something you can try as well without having to look at your phone or laptop. I did this every day in my room, completely silent.

5. Try new makeup looks

Because of the pandemic, I see myself actually having lots of fun playing with colors even with no places to go. It has become like a creative outlet for me. I just love the process even more now because I can take my time with it and no one's rushing me. I can really experiment with what I already have and try out various ways of applying products.

6. Practice modern calligraphy

Calligraphy is so much fun to learn. It's actually pretty easy using whatever supplies you have. I have a bunch of brush pens at home so I practice using those types of pens. And as they say, you won't get good at it overnight, so practice regularly. It can take hours but I feel good if it doesn't involve my phone at all. 

7. Color an adult coloring book

Coloring is one of the best ways to unleash your creativity as well as a stress-reliever. These adult coloring books can keep you occupied for hours at a time and you might actually forget that you have a phone.

8. Meditate and have a cup of tea

Tea and meditation go perfectly together because they both promote calmness and can reduce stress and anxiety. I sometimes find it hard to practice meditation but this tea meditation is a great way of introducing meditation into my life! Now it's just you, your body, your mind, and your tea.

 9. Finish a home improvement project

I have always enjoyed doing home improvement projects all the time but I stopped because who has the time? Well, now that we're all staying at home and the pandemic has given us all the time we needed, what are you waiting for?

10. Tidy up and clean everything

One of my most favorite activities to do that doesn't involve any screens! Take the advantage of a sunny day to wash your bedding, clean the bathroom, clean out the kitchen cabinets, and just organizing every bit of your home. Nothing beats a squeaky clean house!

What are some screen-free activities that you absolutely love?

10 Absolutely Screen-Free Indoor Activities You Can Try

10 Absolutely Screen-Free Indoor Activities You Can Try

Admittedly, during the quarantine period, my screen time increases. I have resorted to staring at screens be it my phone, laptop, the TV, and all other electronic devices I have. While I think it's amazing how technology has the ability to keep us all connected even virtually, it's important to stay away for a while from looking at a screen.

This is not my first time doing a 'digital detox' of some sort because I have definitely done this in the past where I quit Instagram and deleted the app for a while. It was a success, my screen time dropped rapidly and I want to do it again this time without having to delete any of my apps. 

I know it's definitely easier said than done for some people because their work requires them to stare at their phones or laptops all day. However, you must have that one day to yourself and you should have it screen-free. So here are 10 of my personal favorite activities you can try with zero screen necessary. (Some links used are affiliate links)

1. Start a bullet journal

Bullet journal has encourage me to distance myself from unnecessary stress and to have ample time for myself. I know it takes a lot of time to set up the spreads but you have all the time in this world for yourself and yourself only. It's worth it because it has been boosting my happiness level and improving my mental and emotional health. I think it's one of the best things you can do for yourself — besides having to stay away from looking at your phone, you will likely feel content.

Here are some bullet journal spreads you can try out that actually promote self-care:
  • Gratitude log (a life-changer!)
  • Positive quote page
  • Habit tracker
  • Mood tracker
  • Self-care essentials

2. Pick up some arts and crafts

The benefit of having an artistic sister is to have a free art/ painting lesson at any time I please. Some time last year, I was given a painting lesson at home and it turned out well except for I painted like an amateur. But that's okay. It's one of the great things to do without having to look at your phone and just enjoy the ambience.

3. Give yourself a manicure/ pedicure

There is something about doing my nails that I find so calming. I don't usually paint them but when I do, I use these peel-off nail polishes that have tons of beautiful nude colors. If I don't feel like painting my nails, I will just file them using a glass nail file that will add shine to my nails and just clean my cuticles. Love me some fresh, clean, and shiny nails!

4. Practice stretches every day

I have been doing shoulder stretches to achieve a killer shoulder line and neckline for over a month now. I can slowly see the result but I still have a long way to go. This is something you can try as well without having to look at your phone or laptop. I did this every day in my room, completely silent.

5. Try new makeup looks

Because of the pandemic, I see myself actually having lots of fun playing with colors even with no places to go. It has become like a creative outlet for me. I just love the process even more now because I can take my time with it and no one's rushing me. I can really experiment with what I already have and try out various ways of applying products.

6. Practice modern calligraphy

Calligraphy is so much fun to learn. It's actually pretty easy using whatever supplies you have. I have a bunch of brush pens at home so I practice using those types of pens. And as they say, you won't get good at it overnight, so practice regularly. It can take hours but I feel good if it doesn't involve my phone at all. 

7. Color an adult coloring book

Coloring is one of the best ways to unleash your creativity as well as a stress-reliever. These adult coloring books can keep you occupied for hours at a time and you might actually forget that you have a phone.

8. Meditate and have a cup of tea

Tea and meditation go perfectly together because they both promote calmness and can reduce stress and anxiety. I sometimes find it hard to practice meditation but this tea meditation is a great way of introducing meditation into my life! Now it's just you, your body, your mind, and your tea.

 9. Finish a home improvement project

I have always enjoyed doing home improvement projects all the time but I stopped because who has the time? Well, now that we're all staying at home and the pandemic has given us all the time we needed, what are you waiting for?

10. Tidy up and clean everything

One of my most favorite activities to do that doesn't involve any screens! Take the advantage of a sunny day to wash your bedding, clean the bathroom, clean out the kitchen cabinets, and just organizing every bit of your home. Nothing beats a squeaky clean house!

What are some screen-free activities that you absolutely love?
Best Shopee Finds Under RM100

Hello, gorgeousness! In this post, I will be taking you to my 12 random, best Shopee finds under RM100. Surprisingly, my previous Shopee finds post was such a hit so I am doing another one. It's going to be home products heavy that you may not need but who knows. Take this opportunity to shop during Shopee Raya Special month and save your moolah. (Some links used in this post are affiliate links)

Tech

Sunset Projector

I saw a lot of people on TikTok is going bananas over these sunset projector lights. This is one of the best ways to give your space that warm, good vibes while making it look extra dreamy and fancy. It also looks like something that will instantly lifts up your mood!

LED Light Strips

I am sure you have seen these before but if this is brand new to you, no biggie. Light strips are nothing complicated whatsoever. You can attach these pretty much everywhere you want in your house and you have full control through an app or the remote control to adjust whichever color you like. This is so cool!

Cute Cat Air Humidifier

I have been eyeing this air humidifier for a while. I have one that's functioning well so far I guess when that dies on me, I will be getting this one. It has the upgraded ultrasonic technology (whatever that may be) and a touch screen button and of course a super cute cat ear design.

Decor

Artificial/ Dried Flowers

Artificial flowers never go out of style and they're here to stay. These are great quality artificial flowers and my favorite ones are the pampas and wheat. It's so simple yet it's so stylish to have in your home. I like the vibe I am getting with these artificial flowers.

Modern Clear Glass Vases

You can't go wrong with these modern clear glass vases. They serve a lot of purposes and pretty much one of the most handy types of vases to own. It looks great on its own or filled with lots of immaculate artificial flowers!

Vinyl Self-Adhesive Flooring

A great one to have if you need a quick fix to improve your space. This is great if you're a DIY kind of person and you want to have the experience of a professional, beautiful-looking floor without having to pay a hefty amount of cost. 

Soft Fluffy Carpet

I own two of these and I can't resist the urge to bury my feet just for fun into the plush and soft-touch carpet. A well-placed fluffy, shaggy carpet can instantly make a space look ten times more opulent, no? Just me? 

Faux Fur Throw Pillowcase

As if a fluffy carpet is not enough, I have a fluffy faux fur throw pillow case for you! Is it just me or fluffy everything can completely transform the feel of your space by creating soft texture and coziness? Just me again? I just love a good luxurious coziness in my house.

Office/ Organizers/ Misc

Minimalist Nordic Style Desk

I have a very simple workspace setup at home and this is perfect for my workspace vibe. This one is giving me the Scandinavian style of desk and I am living for the simplicity!

IKEA Style Nordic Chair

Don't you love a minimal style of chair like this one? It's all over Pinterest and I have been itching to get one for myself. You know what, I am just going to get all the Pinterest-worthy chairs and desks. 

Silicone USB Cable Organizer

Aren't you tired of searching for the right cable through your cluttered socket extension? Well, I am. I will throw a fit if they're all tangled so it's time to have a couple of these USB cable organizers to keep them all tangle-free.

Sturdy Clip-On Tablet/ Phone Stand

I will admit, I am a sucker for phone stands like these because I love to watch videos on YouTube while laying down on my bed so it's really handy to have one. I will search for the best phone stand on Shopee and I found this one. It's definitely sturdy and I don't have to attach this one to my body, thank god!

Are going to snatch any of these items? Let me know your best Shopee finds!

Best Shopee Finds Under RM100

Best Shopee Finds Under RM100

Hello, gorgeousness! In this post, I will be taking you to my 12 random, best Shopee finds under RM100. Surprisingly, my previous Shopee finds post was such a hit so I am doing another one. It's going to be home products heavy that you may not need but who knows. Take this opportunity to shop during Shopee Raya Special month and save your moolah. (Some links used in this post are affiliate links)

Tech

Sunset Projector

I saw a lot of people on TikTok is going bananas over these sunset projector lights. This is one of the best ways to give your space that warm, good vibes while making it look extra dreamy and fancy. It also looks like something that will instantly lifts up your mood!

LED Light Strips

I am sure you have seen these before but if this is brand new to you, no biggie. Light strips are nothing complicated whatsoever. You can attach these pretty much everywhere you want in your house and you have full control through an app or the remote control to adjust whichever color you like. This is so cool!

Cute Cat Air Humidifier

I have been eyeing this air humidifier for a while. I have one that's functioning well so far I guess when that dies on me, I will be getting this one. It has the upgraded ultrasonic technology (whatever that may be) and a touch screen button and of course a super cute cat ear design.

Decor

Artificial/ Dried Flowers

Artificial flowers never go out of style and they're here to stay. These are great quality artificial flowers and my favorite ones are the pampas and wheat. It's so simple yet it's so stylish to have in your home. I like the vibe I am getting with these artificial flowers.

Modern Clear Glass Vases

You can't go wrong with these modern clear glass vases. They serve a lot of purposes and pretty much one of the most handy types of vases to own. It looks great on its own or filled with lots of immaculate artificial flowers!

Vinyl Self-Adhesive Flooring

A great one to have if you need a quick fix to improve your space. This is great if you're a DIY kind of person and you want to have the experience of a professional, beautiful-looking floor without having to pay a hefty amount of cost. 

Soft Fluffy Carpet

I own two of these and I can't resist the urge to bury my feet just for fun into the plush and soft-touch carpet. A well-placed fluffy, shaggy carpet can instantly make a space look ten times more opulent, no? Just me? 

Faux Fur Throw Pillowcase

As if a fluffy carpet is not enough, I have a fluffy faux fur throw pillow case for you! Is it just me or fluffy everything can completely transform the feel of your space by creating soft texture and coziness? Just me again? I just love a good luxurious coziness in my house.

Office/ Organizers/ Misc

Minimalist Nordic Style Desk

I have a very simple workspace setup at home and this is perfect for my workspace vibe. This one is giving me the Scandinavian style of desk and I am living for the simplicity!

IKEA Style Nordic Chair

Don't you love a minimal style of chair like this one? It's all over Pinterest and I have been itching to get one for myself. You know what, I am just going to get all the Pinterest-worthy chairs and desks. 

Silicone USB Cable Organizer

Aren't you tired of searching for the right cable through your cluttered socket extension? Well, I am. I will throw a fit if they're all tangled so it's time to have a couple of these USB cable organizers to keep them all tangle-free.

Sturdy Clip-On Tablet/ Phone Stand

I will admit, I am a sucker for phone stands like these because I love to watch videos on YouTube while laying down on my bed so it's really handy to have one. I will search for the best phone stand on Shopee and I found this one. It's definitely sturdy and I don't have to attach this one to my body, thank god!

Are going to snatch any of these items? Let me know your best Shopee finds!
Whoops! I am so behind my schedule right now. I know I have been so absent lately and I have missed talking to you guys so much. I took a break, once again. I am just going through some stuff and I am just gonna say this, I would really appreciate it if you could spare some time to pray for my mental wellbeing. Not going to elaborate this further but I hope we are ALL going to be okay. Anywayyy.

Five Things In March 2021
March was such a rollercoaster ride.

March's Highlight

1. My first wedding event after several lockdowns!

Despite a worldwide pandemic and lockdown that pretty much saw a ban on weddings, like literally, many of my friends' wedding ceremonies got postponed since last year. I can safely say that it was such a moment when I had to get ready to finally attend my colleague's wedding.

I have been putting on makeup during lockdowns for myself and myself only to see and no places to go. When I was beating my face with makeup that day (it was such a good makeup day, btw) and the thought of eating lauk kenduri with my makeup on was lit. Don't mind me, homegirl just wants to flex her makeup look.

Five Things In March 2021
🤤

To be honest, I was in a dilemma because obviously there were going to be other guests so I was really like: “Will SOPs and proper cleaning protocols be followed? I hope there will be no close contact among guests.” I, of course, took the extra precaution of applying several coats of hand sanitizer every 15 minutes and put my mask on if I want to talk to people to take safety into account. It was such a simple yet immaculate wedding ceremony, btw.

2. Instagram Reels

Tell me why we're always late to the bandwagon. I believe Instagram Reels launched back in 2020 and it was just recently available on my Instagram app. Anyway, if it doesn't ring any bell, this is TikTok 2.0, you guys. I don't see the point of me installing the TikTok app because I am hooked to this Instagram Reels! I can kinda see why. And to be honest, I think Reels is more appropriate for me because I feel like an old fossil on TikTok. I can see myself really utilizing this new feature because as we're saying, I am already on my way to recording my next Reel. My Instagram is @lennezulkiflly

3. March's bullet journal flip through

Five Things In March 2021
Five Things In March 2021

4. Of doing the K-pop idols 90 degrees shoulder workout

Being a totally not crazy K-idols fan, I realized that most female K-idols have something in common and that is killer collarbone + sexy neck and shoulder lines. They have this almost like a 90 degrees shoulder line and that's what makes them look like a total hottie in every outfit. Not going to lie, my many years of bad posture really did their damage. So to fix that I took the plunge and do some stretching routine for my neck and shoulders for 15-30 minutes every day for a month to see if I can get that killer collarbones and beautiful neck and shoulder lines.

A month has passed, did it make a drastic change? No, I don't think my shoulders were reformed into a complete K-idols killer shoulder. HOWEVER, it's slightly better than a month ago and my collarbones are more defined. If anything, I became much more flexible after a month of painful stretching. It's worth it! I am so going to incorporate this into my everyday workout routine.

5. ABH Soft Glam eyeshadow palette

This should come as no surprise because I don't shut up about this palette ever since I got it. This was way before my 2021 low buy and it was like a self-reward-thingamajig. Anyway, it has been over a month and I am still obsessed with it. It's so beautiful for everyday shade, it has every color that I need to create an everyday daytime or nighttime look. 

Honestly, these are the only shades I gravitate towards as of now because it's going to take a while for me to incorporate vibrant, wild colors into my looks again. This palette is so useful for me, I can throw this in my travel bag and feel fine with every shade and not feel like I need to pull in another palette.

How's your March? What are you grateful for last month?

Five Things In March 2021

Whoops! I am so behind my schedule right now. I know I have been so absent lately and I have missed talking to you guys so much. I took a break, once again. I am just going through some stuff and I am just gonna say this, I would really appreciate it if you could spare some time to pray for my mental wellbeing. Not going to elaborate this further but I hope we are ALL going to be okay. Anywayyy.

Five Things In March 2021
March was such a rollercoaster ride.

March's Highlight

1. My first wedding event after several lockdowns!

Despite a worldwide pandemic and lockdown that pretty much saw a ban on weddings, like literally, many of my friends' wedding ceremonies got postponed since last year. I can safely say that it was such a moment when I had to get ready to finally attend my colleague's wedding.

I have been putting on makeup during lockdowns for myself and myself only to see and no places to go. When I was beating my face with makeup that day (it was such a good makeup day, btw) and the thought of eating lauk kenduri with my makeup on was lit. Don't mind me, homegirl just wants to flex her makeup look.

Five Things In March 2021
🤤

To be honest, I was in a dilemma because obviously there were going to be other guests so I was really like: “Will SOPs and proper cleaning protocols be followed? I hope there will be no close contact among guests.” I, of course, took the extra precaution of applying several coats of hand sanitizer every 15 minutes and put my mask on if I want to talk to people to take safety into account. It was such a simple yet immaculate wedding ceremony, btw.

2. Instagram Reels

Tell me why we're always late to the bandwagon. I believe Instagram Reels launched back in 2020 and it was just recently available on my Instagram app. Anyway, if it doesn't ring any bell, this is TikTok 2.0, you guys. I don't see the point of me installing the TikTok app because I am hooked to this Instagram Reels! I can kinda see why. And to be honest, I think Reels is more appropriate for me because I feel like an old fossil on TikTok. I can see myself really utilizing this new feature because as we're saying, I am already on my way to recording my next Reel. My Instagram is @lennezulkiflly

3. March's bullet journal flip through

Five Things In March 2021
Five Things In March 2021

4. Of doing the K-pop idols 90 degrees shoulder workout

Being a totally not crazy K-idols fan, I realized that most female K-idols have something in common and that is killer collarbone + sexy neck and shoulder lines. They have this almost like a 90 degrees shoulder line and that's what makes them look like a total hottie in every outfit. Not going to lie, my many years of bad posture really did their damage. So to fix that I took the plunge and do some stretching routine for my neck and shoulders for 15-30 minutes every day for a month to see if I can get that killer collarbones and beautiful neck and shoulder lines.

A month has passed, did it make a drastic change? No, I don't think my shoulders were reformed into a complete K-idols killer shoulder. HOWEVER, it's slightly better than a month ago and my collarbones are more defined. If anything, I became much more flexible after a month of painful stretching. It's worth it! I am so going to incorporate this into my everyday workout routine.

5. ABH Soft Glam eyeshadow palette

This should come as no surprise because I don't shut up about this palette ever since I got it. This was way before my 2021 low buy and it was like a self-reward-thingamajig. Anyway, it has been over a month and I am still obsessed with it. It's so beautiful for everyday shade, it has every color that I need to create an everyday daytime or nighttime look. 

Honestly, these are the only shades I gravitate towards as of now because it's going to take a while for me to incorporate vibrant, wild colors into my looks again. This palette is so useful for me, I can throw this in my travel bag and feel fine with every shade and not feel like I need to pull in another palette.

How's your March? What are you grateful for last month?
A Guide To Finding The Best Shapewear

Despite having comfortable bras and undies, I made it necessary to have a good few pieces of shapewear. Sometimes, we do want a little extra help from the shapewear department to give us the shape we desire, right? Getting the right shapewear that's comfortable is important for me because I can easily fit in dresses and having a figure that I truly confident in without any issue.

Finding the best one can be rather overwhelming because you have no clue which one has the best tummy control, hides muffin tops, and slims thighs. Well, fear not ladies. You are all caught up with Lover-Beauty, a leading online retailer that specializes in shapewear, lingerie, to even waist trainer wholesaleIf you're considering adding shapewear to your wardrobe, then let me guide you to find the best one that's comfortable and affordable! (Who doesn't love a good bargain, aye?)

Always go for a steel-boned waist trainer

This is one of the forgiving types of waist trainers and has a lot of benefits. A structured steel-boned waist trainer is great for everyday wear that smooths out your figure and also helps to improve posture. This typically comes with 3 rows of buckles that allow you to adjust the fit to your liking. And the combination of soft and sturdy fabric with the steel bone is perfect because it allows you to have fun and move around comfortably. I can even bend and squat in these types of waist trainers!

A Guide To Finding The Best Shapewear

Consider moderate control shapewear

Shapewear comes in several different levels of tummy control and my favorite one to wear is the moderate level as I need more than just smoothing out but nothing too overly firm because that's a bit intense to wear all day. Moderate control shapewear is enough to provide you with good support. As long as you can comfortably sit down, bend, and move around without it being rolling down or bulging, you're good to go. So, this is my favorite pair of cheap shapewear, that has a moderate level of firmness, has a breathable fabric, and definitely has the stay-in-place benefits.

A Guide To Finding The Best Shapewear

Choose shapewear that separates from your bra

A full-body shaper is a no-no. The reason for this is that every woman's breasts are different and we have different cup sizes, right? A full body shaper tends to have a one-size-fits-all type of coverage and you certainly don't want to fit into the wrong size when it comes to your feminine area. 

A 2-in-1 is one of the solutions as it is perfect for the upper and lower body situation. You can focus on body shaping, as well as thigh slimming. This is perfect for y'all jumpsuit lovers out there. This is definitely my speed because I personally love a good short rather than the entire leg coverage one that can be uncomfortable to wear for a longer period of time. 

A Guide To Finding The Best Shapewear

Lover-Beauty's undergarments range is absolutely affordable, comfortable, breathable, and offers great support. I am so drawn to their waist trainers (that you can buy multiple pairs at a wholesale price!) as well as their shapewear range. It's so many to choose from and they certainly didn't minus out our plus size ladies out there! It's just great to see brands that cater to everyones' sizes. So, get that curves now ladies and you're all set for your Eid photos soon. I can see myself flaunting my Eid outfit in my best figures with Lover-Beauty's shapewear!

Which one is your favorite from my picks? What is your personal guide to finding the best shapewear?
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A Guide To Finding The Best Shapewear

A Guide To Finding The Best Shapewear

Despite having comfortable bras and undies, I made it necessary to have a good few pieces of shapewear. Sometimes, we do want a little extra help from the shapewear department to give us the shape we desire, right? Getting the right shapewear that's comfortable is important for me because I can easily fit in dresses and having a figure that I truly confident in without any issue.

Finding the best one can be rather overwhelming because you have no clue which one has the best tummy control, hides muffin tops, and slims thighs. Well, fear not ladies. You are all caught up with Lover-Beauty, a leading online retailer that specializes in shapewear, lingerie, to even waist trainer wholesaleIf you're considering adding shapewear to your wardrobe, then let me guide you to find the best one that's comfortable and affordable! (Who doesn't love a good bargain, aye?)

Always go for a steel-boned waist trainer

This is one of the forgiving types of waist trainers and has a lot of benefits. A structured steel-boned waist trainer is great for everyday wear that smooths out your figure and also helps to improve posture. This typically comes with 3 rows of buckles that allow you to adjust the fit to your liking. And the combination of soft and sturdy fabric with the steel bone is perfect because it allows you to have fun and move around comfortably. I can even bend and squat in these types of waist trainers!

A Guide To Finding The Best Shapewear

Consider moderate control shapewear

Shapewear comes in several different levels of tummy control and my favorite one to wear is the moderate level as I need more than just smoothing out but nothing too overly firm because that's a bit intense to wear all day. Moderate control shapewear is enough to provide you with good support. As long as you can comfortably sit down, bend, and move around without it being rolling down or bulging, you're good to go. So, this is my favorite pair of cheap shapewear, that has a moderate level of firmness, has a breathable fabric, and definitely has the stay-in-place benefits.

A Guide To Finding The Best Shapewear

Choose shapewear that separates from your bra

A full-body shaper is a no-no. The reason for this is that every woman's breasts are different and we have different cup sizes, right? A full body shaper tends to have a one-size-fits-all type of coverage and you certainly don't want to fit into the wrong size when it comes to your feminine area. 

A 2-in-1 is one of the solutions as it is perfect for the upper and lower body situation. You can focus on body shaping, as well as thigh slimming. This is perfect for y'all jumpsuit lovers out there. This is definitely my speed because I personally love a good short rather than the entire leg coverage one that can be uncomfortable to wear for a longer period of time. 

A Guide To Finding The Best Shapewear

Lover-Beauty's undergarments range is absolutely affordable, comfortable, breathable, and offers great support. I am so drawn to their waist trainers (that you can buy multiple pairs at a wholesale price!) as well as their shapewear range. It's so many to choose from and they certainly didn't minus out our plus size ladies out there! It's just great to see brands that cater to everyones' sizes. So, get that curves now ladies and you're all set for your Eid photos soon. I can see myself flaunting my Eid outfit in my best figures with Lover-Beauty's shapewear!

Which one is your favorite from my picks? What is your personal guide to finding the best shapewear?
Reacting To My Old Blogging Sins

Hello, gorgeousness! I thought it would be fun to take a look at my blogging sins that I have committed in the past today. I remember feeling like I don't belong to certain blogging standards that are set by the blogging community while writing the post. I am going to feel lots of emotions looking back over my older blogging sins and reminiscing where I have started and seen how far my blog has become now. 

Read the original post here: My Blogging Sins

Blogging Sin #1: I don't have any white bedsheet/ marble background

Wow. Why does this have to be on top of the list? I think it was around that time where you would see never-ending pictures of products on top of a white bedsheet or marble background/ countertops. I even questioned myself "Are you even a blogger? So where's your marble background?"

This shouldn't be a sin because it's not a big deal. I guess I was really overwhelmed by how many bloggers back then have that aesthetically-pleasing flatlay with a marble/ white bedsheet background. 

Well, I do have a marble background now for my blog photos, so am I a real blogger yet? Let me tell you, you can take photos wherever you please and there's nothing to do with you being a real blogger or not. As long as you have your own platform and you believe that you're a blogger, I must say that you are a blogger. 

Blogging Sin #2: I don't give a damn about SEO/ my stats

This is something I have never pay attention to so much. I know... I am very amateur. To be honest, SEO doesn't do much for my website, at all. It might for yours but for many years this is not how my readers find me and how I build my audience. I might be losing out on lots of opportunities out there and could be ranked higher but I am comfortable with my current readers, my keywords, and how I set the tone for my blog. 

As far as statistics go, I would say I give a little damn about it now. And I put a little effort to improve my DA score since last year and I guess my little hard work paid off. Long story short, this is not me saying that one shouldn't put in effort when it comes to your growth but whatever is comfortable for you, just go for it. 

Blogging Sin #3: I don't have a bullet journal

I was so clueless about bullet journaling back then. It feels like a normal notebook thingamajig, but it is not? Well, look at me now. I have one but it's really personal to me and not meant for blogging particularly. Jotting down stuff has been my thing for as long as I can remember, so I kind of know bullet journaling is something for me too. I started probably nearly 2 years ago and that's when I knew bullet journaling...

  • doesn't need a lot of supplies
  • not a handwritten planner
  • doesn't need to be done every day
  • isn't a waste of time
  • doesn't have to be heavily artistic

The list could go on for a while. To be honest, I am quite late on the bandwagon but that's fine. You can dive into bullet journaling whenever you want. For me, it's not completely life-changing on a bigger scale but it has changed my life for the better and I love bullet journaling so much now!

Blogging Sin #4: I have unstable blogging niches

I was known for beauty blogging back then and I guess I still do now a little bit. To be fair, I have never really had issues with my niches because I wrote about simply everything from beauty to blogging so I could fall into the lifestyle pond if that makes any sense.

I think at one time it was the pressure of being called a beauty blogger when you're not really constantly reviewing products or doing a bunch of tutorials. Now I blog just about everything and I just want to put up content that people will certainly enjoy. 

Blogging Sin #5: I don't have a DSLR

I used to think it's a sin to not have my own DSLR. Many bloggers have their pictures taken with a DSLR so I thought this must be the standard, right? I beg to differ. I have been using my phone's camera for my blog photos forever. Natural lighting, Lightroom and a few simple props are my best friends when it comes to taking blog photos. If I had to wait for the perfect camera and tools to take my pictures, I would never get any up. These are the only resources I have and I do the best with them which has always served me well. 

Blogging Sin #6: I am domain name-less

I mentioned in the post that if money is not my #1 problem, I will do just about anything for my blog. I was a broke college student when I started to take blogging seriously so that's fair. I started really small and learn as I go. Having your own domain name is pretty awesome because it's specific to you. Your domain name is yours alone and it seems professional. There, I said it. I am glad I wasn't rushed into getting a domain at that time or even worse, moving platforms. I am so glad I stayed with Blogger because it's the easiest for me to manage. 

Have you ever committed these blogging sins? What are some blogging standards that you don't mind anymore?

Reacting To My Old Blogging Sins

Reacting To My Old Blogging Sins

Hello, gorgeousness! I thought it would be fun to take a look at my blogging sins that I have committed in the past today. I remember feeling like I don't belong to certain blogging standards that are set by the blogging community while writing the post. I am going to feel lots of emotions looking back over my older blogging sins and reminiscing where I have started and seen how far my blog has become now. 

Read the original post here: My Blogging Sins

Blogging Sin #1: I don't have any white bedsheet/ marble background

Wow. Why does this have to be on top of the list? I think it was around that time where you would see never-ending pictures of products on top of a white bedsheet or marble background/ countertops. I even questioned myself "Are you even a blogger? So where's your marble background?"

This shouldn't be a sin because it's not a big deal. I guess I was really overwhelmed by how many bloggers back then have that aesthetically-pleasing flatlay with a marble/ white bedsheet background. 

Well, I do have a marble background now for my blog photos, so am I a real blogger yet? Let me tell you, you can take photos wherever you please and there's nothing to do with you being a real blogger or not. As long as you have your own platform and you believe that you're a blogger, I must say that you are a blogger. 

Blogging Sin #2: I don't give a damn about SEO/ my stats

This is something I have never pay attention to so much. I know... I am very amateur. To be honest, SEO doesn't do much for my website, at all. It might for yours but for many years this is not how my readers find me and how I build my audience. I might be losing out on lots of opportunities out there and could be ranked higher but I am comfortable with my current readers, my keywords, and how I set the tone for my blog. 

As far as statistics go, I would say I give a little damn about it now. And I put a little effort to improve my DA score since last year and I guess my little hard work paid off. Long story short, this is not me saying that one shouldn't put in effort when it comes to your growth but whatever is comfortable for you, just go for it. 

Blogging Sin #3: I don't have a bullet journal

I was so clueless about bullet journaling back then. It feels like a normal notebook thingamajig, but it is not? Well, look at me now. I have one but it's really personal to me and not meant for blogging particularly. Jotting down stuff has been my thing for as long as I can remember, so I kind of know bullet journaling is something for me too. I started probably nearly 2 years ago and that's when I knew bullet journaling...

  • doesn't need a lot of supplies
  • not a handwritten planner
  • doesn't need to be done every day
  • isn't a waste of time
  • doesn't have to be heavily artistic

The list could go on for a while. To be honest, I am quite late on the bandwagon but that's fine. You can dive into bullet journaling whenever you want. For me, it's not completely life-changing on a bigger scale but it has changed my life for the better and I love bullet journaling so much now!

Blogging Sin #4: I have unstable blogging niches

I was known for beauty blogging back then and I guess I still do now a little bit. To be fair, I have never really had issues with my niches because I wrote about simply everything from beauty to blogging so I could fall into the lifestyle pond if that makes any sense.

I think at one time it was the pressure of being called a beauty blogger when you're not really constantly reviewing products or doing a bunch of tutorials. Now I blog just about everything and I just want to put up content that people will certainly enjoy. 

Blogging Sin #5: I don't have a DSLR

I used to think it's a sin to not have my own DSLR. Many bloggers have their pictures taken with a DSLR so I thought this must be the standard, right? I beg to differ. I have been using my phone's camera for my blog photos forever. Natural lighting, Lightroom and a few simple props are my best friends when it comes to taking blog photos. If I had to wait for the perfect camera and tools to take my pictures, I would never get any up. These are the only resources I have and I do the best with them which has always served me well. 

Blogging Sin #6: I am domain name-less

I mentioned in the post that if money is not my #1 problem, I will do just about anything for my blog. I was a broke college student when I started to take blogging seriously so that's fair. I started really small and learn as I go. Having your own domain name is pretty awesome because it's specific to you. Your domain name is yours alone and it seems professional. There, I said it. I am glad I wasn't rushed into getting a domain at that time or even worse, moving platforms. I am so glad I stayed with Blogger because it's the easiest for me to manage. 

Have you ever committed these blogging sins? What are some blogging standards that you don't mind anymore?
Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

Hello, gorgeousness! I have been in the process of making over my bedroom for the past 2 weeks, I would say. I have been wanting to do this for such a long time and now that we've quarantining ourselves at home, I am taking the opportunity to beautify the feature wall of the bedroom.

The bedroom's feature wall has long been a sore point for me. I mean, it's THE bedroom. It's one of the most-used rooms in the house. I have kept it boring and dull for such a long time so I need something new to add a little bit of life and elegance to it.

Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

I was thrilled when Photowall, a Swedish company that offers premium well-designed wall decor, reached out to me and asked me if I would be interested to blog about wallpapering a space in my house. To be honest, I denied them in the first offer because wallpaper feels exciting but it can be intimidating but they were so lovely, I was still given an offer after declining their deals. Thank you so much!

I was so blown away by the endless patterns that they have on the site. I am going through a bit of a style change for the past couple of weeks. I was definitely fancy the more simple yet elegant styles. I gave it a few days and finally decided on the Voguish Wall Panel in Pink. It's so simple and fits the mood I would like to make the room. The room is pretty small, to begin with, so I knew I had to go with the less extravagant pattern or something less crowded. The design I chose was pretty subtle in color yet so elegant and would complement the existing somewhat all-white bedroom. 

Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper
Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

My package arrived within the same week which was ridiculously fast for something that's coming all the way from Sweden. Here's a sneak peek of what's in the packages; two rolls of wallpaper (they're pretty freaking heavy) and everything I need for my DIY project. The packages come with an instruction sheet but I also watched the tutorial on Youtube, as I prefer visual instructions more, especially when I am not experienced. 

I followed the tutorial and the numbered wallpapers totally made it easier for me. It was kind of tricky when it comes to wallpapering around the door frame and the light switch. But it was a success, aye? I was alone during the whole process but I assure you it's not that hard. I kind of worked in batches where I would put all the wallpaper paste on the top part of the wall first, and stick the wallpaper, and working on pasting the rest of the glue at the bottom part of the wall. 

Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

I let all my hard work dry overnight and admired them the next day. I was really impressed with the result. The quality of the paper is out of this world, it's really durable yet easy to work with. 

Working alone means there's gonna be hiccups here and there. There's some part of the wallpapers that developed a bit of a blister because I must've been missed covering some of it with the paste but that's okay, nothing too noticeable. I also touched up any loose edges (trust me, they're a lot!) with more paste. I have to say, the wallpaper really transformed the room and added so much elegance and sophistication to it. It feels like a new room!



I loved the whole experience with Photowall, I am so pleased with the result and the ease of putting up the wallpapers. I thought I was going to faint by doing all the work alone but it was definitely a fun time and I wasn't really alone, technically, I have my s/o FaceTimed me during the whole process haha! 

I couldn't stress enough about the quality of the paper. It's so durable and I have nothing to complain about in regards to Photowall. And their customer service team was very responsive, friendly, and helpful as well. Don't mind me, I am still admiring my work and obsessing over my new, upgraded room. It was a fun DIY project!

Now for the even more fun part, if you're interested in a new look for your home, Photowall is kindly offering you a whopping 25% off on any of your purchases this month by using my code lennezulkiflly25 (offer ends March 31, 2021) Take this opportunity and check out Photowall now!

Have you thought about adding wallpaper to your rooms?
  • Monday, March 08, 2021

Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

Hello, gorgeousness! I have been in the process of making over my bedroom for the past 2 weeks, I would say. I have been wanting to do this for such a long time and now that we've quarantining ourselves at home, I am taking the opportunity to beautify the feature wall of the bedroom.

The bedroom's feature wall has long been a sore point for me. I mean, it's THE bedroom. It's one of the most-used rooms in the house. I have kept it boring and dull for such a long time so I need something new to add a little bit of life and elegance to it.

Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

I was thrilled when Photowall, a Swedish company that offers premium well-designed wall decor, reached out to me and asked me if I would be interested to blog about wallpapering a space in my house. To be honest, I denied them in the first offer because wallpaper feels exciting but it can be intimidating but they were so lovely, I was still given an offer after declining their deals. Thank you so much!

I was so blown away by the endless patterns that they have on the site. I am going through a bit of a style change for the past couple of weeks. I was definitely fancy the more simple yet elegant styles. I gave it a few days and finally decided on the Voguish Wall Panel in Pink. It's so simple and fits the mood I would like to make the room. The room is pretty small, to begin with, so I knew I had to go with the less extravagant pattern or something less crowded. The design I chose was pretty subtle in color yet so elegant and would complement the existing somewhat all-white bedroom. 

Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper
Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

My package arrived within the same week which was ridiculously fast for something that's coming all the way from Sweden. Here's a sneak peek of what's in the packages; two rolls of wallpaper (they're pretty freaking heavy) and everything I need for my DIY project. The packages come with an instruction sheet but I also watched the tutorial on Youtube, as I prefer visual instructions more, especially when I am not experienced. 

I followed the tutorial and the numbered wallpapers totally made it easier for me. It was kind of tricky when it comes to wallpapering around the door frame and the light switch. But it was a success, aye? I was alone during the whole process but I assure you it's not that hard. I kind of worked in batches where I would put all the wallpaper paste on the top part of the wall first, and stick the wallpaper, and working on pasting the rest of the glue at the bottom part of the wall. 

Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

Wall Upgrade with Photowall Wallpaper

I let all my hard work dry overnight and admired them the next day. I was really impressed with the result. The quality of the paper is out of this world, it's really durable yet easy to work with. 

Working alone means there's gonna be hiccups here and there. There's some part of the wallpapers that developed a bit of a blister because I must've been missed covering some of it with the paste but that's okay, nothing too noticeable. I also touched up any loose edges (trust me, they're a lot!) with more paste. I have to say, the wallpaper really transformed the room and added so much elegance and sophistication to it. It feels like a new room!



I loved the whole experience with Photowall, I am so pleased with the result and the ease of putting up the wallpapers. I thought I was going to faint by doing all the work alone but it was definitely a fun time and I wasn't really alone, technically, I have my s/o FaceTimed me during the whole process haha! 

I couldn't stress enough about the quality of the paper. It's so durable and I have nothing to complain about in regards to Photowall. And their customer service team was very responsive, friendly, and helpful as well. Don't mind me, I am still admiring my work and obsessing over my new, upgraded room. It was a fun DIY project!

Now for the even more fun part, if you're interested in a new look for your home, Photowall is kindly offering you a whopping 25% off on any of your purchases this month by using my code lennezulkiflly25 (offer ends March 31, 2021) Take this opportunity and check out Photowall now!

Have you thought about adding wallpaper to your rooms?
I can't be the only one having multiple 'meh' days in a month. Lately, I have been having more 'meh' days than 'yay' days. A lot is going on in the world right now but even without that life can just be rough sometimes. Even the silliest things can make a normal day turn 'meh'. I think the biggest culprit here for me is hormones and lack of sleep. But whatever the case, 'meh' days happen to us all. 

How To Deal With 'Meh' Days

How to deal with 'meh' days?

Learn to accept it first

Well, having a rough day is normal. Everybody has their own rough days. They're bound to happen. So I would appreciate it if you could stop beating on yourself for not having everything figured out yet. Understand that not every day is an easy one. It's okay if you're not hitting any of those checkboxes on your planner today. Life's messy, we're all human and human doesn't need perfect-everything at every time.

Go for a morning/evening walk

Our body needs to soak up some sunshine as (moderate) exposure to the sunlight boosts the happiness hormones (serotonin) in our body. It really helps improve the mood and makes you calmer. The sun + the fresh air is my favorite combo to shake off those 'meh' in me. 

Organize your space

I feel more 'meh' when things are messy so spending some time to declutter, re-organize my vanity, do some cleaning, and folding clothes will lift my mood a little bit. So if you're into organizing and cleaning, definitely give this one a go during your 'meh' days.

Listen to upbeat music and dance!

Sometimes all you need is a good song and a little shake to turn your mood around. I can't really recommend anything to you because you have your own preference, right? But any song that picks you up, gives your energy, and makes you feel the best version of yourself is good enough. Judge me all you want but I listen to a lot of One Direction when I am having a rough day because they have a lot of positive vibes in their music and I personally feel appreciated while listening to most of their songs. 

Practice gratitude

Practicing gratitude is not easy especially when our mind is trained to focus a lot on the negatives. I have a gratitude log in my bullet journal but when I am having a major 'meh' day, I have a special notebook to jot down all the things I am grateful for in my life. This method can go a long way, guys.

Declutter on social media

As much as cleaning your real space, your virtual space needs a declutter as well. Recently, I took the opportunity to do a huge cleanup on my Instagram; I re-organized my Instagram story highlights, made use of the Close Friends list feature, and removed inactive followers/ dead Instagram accounts. It sure did take up a lot of time but you're all alone anyway, so...

Have a 'me' time

Speaking of alone, I think it's healthy to have some time to be alone and just appreciate one's own company. To be around people all the time can be overwhelming so having your own space and time to yourself would be precious. Go watch your favorite tv show,  drink a cup of tea, put on a sheet mask, experiment with a new makeup look, read a book, or just chilling around with your thoughts.

Call/facetime your homies!

I have a very small group of friend and the friends that I open up to is even smaller but I trust them and treasure them a lot. Catching up with them is always a fun time and it cheers me up hearing them talk about their life. I will let them know when I am having a rough day. It's always great to have a place to vent to, you know what I mean?

Exercise

This is a no-brainer because exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body. So I recently joined the Blogilates #1000AbChallenge and I am on day 4 today. I love challenges like this because it keeps me going and excited to complete a challenge. I did a pretty similar challenge 2 years ago and it went so well. If you're a slacker (like me) when it comes to exercising, I would say try something like this. It's super fun!

Take a nap

When all else fails, take a nap, so they say. Let the body have a rest and 'reset' moment. 

I hope you feel better! What's your favourite method to deal with 'meh' days?

How To Deal With 'Meh' Days

I can't be the only one having multiple 'meh' days in a month. Lately, I have been having more 'meh' days than 'yay' days. A lot is going on in the world right now but even without that life can just be rough sometimes. Even the silliest things can make a normal day turn 'meh'. I think the biggest culprit here for me is hormones and lack of sleep. But whatever the case, 'meh' days happen to us all. 

How To Deal With 'Meh' Days

How to deal with 'meh' days?

Learn to accept it first

Well, having a rough day is normal. Everybody has their own rough days. They're bound to happen. So I would appreciate it if you could stop beating on yourself for not having everything figured out yet. Understand that not every day is an easy one. It's okay if you're not hitting any of those checkboxes on your planner today. Life's messy, we're all human and human doesn't need perfect-everything at every time.

Go for a morning/evening walk

Our body needs to soak up some sunshine as (moderate) exposure to the sunlight boosts the happiness hormones (serotonin) in our body. It really helps improve the mood and makes you calmer. The sun + the fresh air is my favorite combo to shake off those 'meh' in me. 

Organize your space

I feel more 'meh' when things are messy so spending some time to declutter, re-organize my vanity, do some cleaning, and folding clothes will lift my mood a little bit. So if you're into organizing and cleaning, definitely give this one a go during your 'meh' days.

Listen to upbeat music and dance!

Sometimes all you need is a good song and a little shake to turn your mood around. I can't really recommend anything to you because you have your own preference, right? But any song that picks you up, gives your energy, and makes you feel the best version of yourself is good enough. Judge me all you want but I listen to a lot of One Direction when I am having a rough day because they have a lot of positive vibes in their music and I personally feel appreciated while listening to most of their songs. 

Practice gratitude

Practicing gratitude is not easy especially when our mind is trained to focus a lot on the negatives. I have a gratitude log in my bullet journal but when I am having a major 'meh' day, I have a special notebook to jot down all the things I am grateful for in my life. This method can go a long way, guys.

Declutter on social media

As much as cleaning your real space, your virtual space needs a declutter as well. Recently, I took the opportunity to do a huge cleanup on my Instagram; I re-organized my Instagram story highlights, made use of the Close Friends list feature, and removed inactive followers/ dead Instagram accounts. It sure did take up a lot of time but you're all alone anyway, so...

Have a 'me' time

Speaking of alone, I think it's healthy to have some time to be alone and just appreciate one's own company. To be around people all the time can be overwhelming so having your own space and time to yourself would be precious. Go watch your favorite tv show,  drink a cup of tea, put on a sheet mask, experiment with a new makeup look, read a book, or just chilling around with your thoughts.

Call/facetime your homies!

I have a very small group of friend and the friends that I open up to is even smaller but I trust them and treasure them a lot. Catching up with them is always a fun time and it cheers me up hearing them talk about their life. I will let them know when I am having a rough day. It's always great to have a place to vent to, you know what I mean?

Exercise

This is a no-brainer because exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body. So I recently joined the Blogilates #1000AbChallenge and I am on day 4 today. I love challenges like this because it keeps me going and excited to complete a challenge. I did a pretty similar challenge 2 years ago and it went so well. If you're a slacker (like me) when it comes to exercising, I would say try something like this. It's super fun!

Take a nap

When all else fails, take a nap, so they say. Let the body have a rest and 'reset' moment. 

I hope you feel better! What's your favourite method to deal with 'meh' days?

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