Have You Met Azra?

Welcome back to another weekend of Have You Met goodness! I originally wanted to do them last week, but what with self hosting and all, I couldn’t do them in time. So, let’s get back into these. Would you believe I still have bloggers I want to talk about till October at this point? 😀


Haaaaaaaaave you met Azra?


Azra blogs over at Simple Serenity. She is based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is 23 years old and is currently at university, studying chemical engineering, as well as working. She blogs about primarily beauty, but also fashion and lifestyle.


Azra started her blog last year in 2016, but started posting more frequently this year. She often does reviews and impressions on makeup and beauty products. She also shares tips and tricks on beauty and makeup, as well as on blogging itself. Her tagline on her blog is “There’s beauty in simplicity”.

She explains why she started her blog in a Q’n’A post back in April.

This is going to be super long answer. I always wanted to have my own blog, I though that’s really cool. But to be honest I was scared to start it, because people can be really judgy. Thankfully I started this blog last year and I’m loving it so much. I wasn’t really posting a lot last year, which is such a shame. I don’t know why but I just wasn’t that much into it. But now I’m on track with keeping enough of new content, hopefully it’s interesting and helpful. Why I started blogging? Usually girls would ask me which products I use and which products I recommend so that’s how it started. Also I started to be really good at makeup, so I would usually do makeup on my friends, it was something I really enjoyed so I started blog so I can share my passion with people who feel the same way.

Isn’t that wonderful? 🙂

Azra is another of the bloggers who I found very early on. I found her through another blog, and even though I wasn’t very interested (at the time) in beauty bloggers or makeup posts, I was taken in by hers. Her photos are stunning, and the way she talks about the products and routines grabbed me. Now, I follow a whole bunch of beauty bloggers, I love them all to bits and will sometimes try out the tips you all share. So I have a soft spot for Azra, who opened up the floodgate of beauty blogging for me 😀

Also, she’s just the sweetest!

Here are a few of my favourite posts of hers:


I think I’ve said this a lot, but I love Day in the Life posts! It fascinates me to see what people get up to on a regular day. Azra shares with us a typical Saturday, which consists of spending time with friends and family, doing some work for her blog/uni/job, and on occasion, ending the day with going out or clubbing. It was really cool to get a glimpse into Azra’s daily life 😀


Azra currently has a series about blogging tips and tricks. She’s an amazing beauty blogger (one of the best!), and has over 1000 followers, so it’s great that she shares tips and tricks with us all! One of the highlights of Azra’s blog are her photos. They are always professional and stunning, and also take a lot of work. I think we can all agree that the end result is nothing less than perfect! ❤ Definitely check out this post!


The title explains it all really. Azra shares tried and tested beauty hacks with us all. As someone who still has no clue about most beauty things (and is too lazy to find out more on her own), these kinds of posts are fascinating and so very helpful.


As well as reviews of beauty products, tips and tricks, Azra frequently shows make up looks. She has done quite a few, but as a fan of more neutral colours and lots of eye detail, this one is one of my top favourites! She looks super dramatic, and the kind of girl that I would try to subtly stare at (in awe) if I saw her around.


Azra shares with us what’s in her makeup bag currently. She’s done a review on a fair few of them. I love seeing what products she uses, as I trust her judgement that these would be good products. Also, we both use Garnier BB cream foundation which cheers me up, as I feel like it’s validation that I’m using a good BB cream ?


In this post, Azra shares her picks on what everyone should have in their makeup collection. For each item, she mentions whether it’s just personal preference, something that is important and a must, or would just be fun to have.

Make sure to check out Azra on Instagram as well!

Azra Instagram

Azra, you are amazing at what you do! Your posts are always so well written and presented, and I love seeing what you’ll write about next. You’re such a supportive and lovely person, and I’m so happy to have met you online!

So, have you guys checked out Azra yet??



Angela’s Bucket List

Angela’s Bucket List

So, I first published this on May 17.  2 months later, I wanted to repost this as I can cross two things off! Numbers 19(!) and 73 😀

Hello all!

So I’ve been wanting to make a bucket list for aaages. I liked the idea of coming up with 100 things, but that turned out to be a lot harder than I thought XD

I’ve been writing this since I started blogging, and I’ve only just finished it! I’ve included things I’ve wanted to do since I was younger, so I’m already able to start crossing things off. I’ll try to come back to this every now and then and see if I can cross more things off!

These are in no particular order, but go ahead and have a read!

  1. Go overseas
  2. Fly in a plane
  3. Fly first class in a plane
  4. Graduate university
  5. Move out of home
  6. Fall in love
  7. Get married
  8. Celebrate 25th wedding anniversary
  9. Celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
  10. Do a flip on a trampoline
  11. Sing karaoke in public
  12. Play a game of paintball
  13. Play a game of laser tag
  14. Pull an all-nighter
  15. Go for a romantic picnic on a hill
  16. Get fitter, and work out more
  17. Go to a yoga class
  18. Go to a pole dancing class (it looks fun, I’m not too flexible though)
  19. Buy a house
  20. Do DIY in said house
  21. Make a house of cards
  22. Complete a scrapbook
  23. Finish a colouring book
  24. Fill up all the notebooks I keep buying
  25. Do a Road Trip around the North Island
  26. Do a Road Trip around the South Island
  27. See more of Australia
  28. Visit all the Pacific Islands
  29. Visit Harry Potter World in Orlando
  30. Visit Scotland and the places Harry Potter was filmed in
  31. Visit Europe in General
  32. Visit Canada
  33. Visit Iceland
  34. Visit Japan
  35. Visit Germany
  36. Return to the Philippines
  37. Visit a Disneyland, any Disneyland
  38. See the seven wonders of the world
  39. Go snorkelling
  40. Go scuba diving
  41. Experience zero gravity
  42. See a Broadway Show
  43. Go to a concert
  44. See a musical live
  45. Go to a wax museum
  46. Go to a ballet
  47. Have kids (max 2)
  48. Have a pet dog or cat
  49. Complete a fun run/marathon
  50. Do a colour run
  51. Do all the Great Walks around New Zealand
  52. Solve a Rubix cube
  53. Gain my full driver’s license
  54. Own a car
  55. Learn how to take care of a car (oil, change a tyre, jumpstart, etc)
  56. Ride a bike
  57. Do a wheelie on a bike
  58. Ride a Segway
  59. Ride a hoverboard
  60. Complete a Masters in Education
  61. Make a dress
  62. Make a blouse
  63. Own a really good camera
  64. Make everything from a recipe book (preferably a baking one)
  65. Write a book
  66. Spend time in a float pod
  67. Bathe in milk
  68. Have a massage
  69. Have a spa day
  70. Learn to read sheet music
  71. Learn how to play the ukulele properly
  72. Relearn how to play the piano again
  73. Watch all the Star Wars movies
  74. Watch all the movies that won an Oscar
  75. Ride in a horse and carriage
  76. Go horse riding
  77. Witness an eclipse
  78. Go to a drive in movie
  79. Dye my hair (any colour)
  80. Master a couple of hairstyles, outside of ponytail and half up half down
  81. Get a tattoo
  82. Get a henna tattoo
  83. Get a temporary tattoo
  84. Get multiple ear piercings
  85. Have a white christmas
  86. Donate blood
  87. Become fluent in another language
  88. Relearn Tagalog
  89. Learn Sign Language
  90. Take a photography course
  91. Stay in an ice hotel
  92. Learn a magic trick
  93. Learn to knit
  94. Go for a helicopter ride
  95. Fly in a hot air balloon
  96. Memorize the periodic table of elements
  97. Visit a psychic
  98. Make a time capsule
  99. Have a food fight
  100. Meet a celebrity

So hey, here’s my bucket list! A lot are doable, a lot are a bit more difficult, and some will just take time. But I hope you enjoyed reading this list!!