My first trip to New York/U.S Part 2

So where were we…..  ah now I remember it was the night we landed and I had gotten all checked in the hotel and one of my sisters that lives in New York came to visit. That night was amazing but also really ,really cold, my sisters and I ordered pizza from Rays and it was delicious. We also stayed up till 9:30 where we watched tv and shared a couple of stories and caught up with each other. Then it was time for my sister to go back to her house so that she could sleep since she had to complete some work the next morning, so we said goodbye to one another. Shortly after that J and I headed for bed I fell asleep real fast while she slept a couple of hours after me, I was super tired from the flight and had a really nice restful sleep. It was 10am the next morning(December 20) and we began to slowly get up and get ready for the day, we ordered some breakfast from our hotel’s restaurant and decided it was time to go out and explore the city.It was  my first time out and about exploring the city so obviously we took a taxi and headed over to my sisters place so that we could all go out together. After we met up with my sis N, we all went out to our first stop which was Barnes & Noble. This was my first time visiting a real bookstore ever since back in Kuwait we don’t have that many and they aren’t usually the same as the ones in the States. I head in the store with a look on my face that shows I am amazed at how big and beautiful it was and how there were so many books displayed there. I walked towards the teens section and started browsing and looking at books. Those books were really interesting and very well written that I actually bought a couple of the books that I enjoyed ( can’t remember which ones because well this happened 3 years ago :p ).

This is a famous picture of me taken by my sis N :)

This is a famous picture of me taken by my sis N :)

After we looked at the book store for a while my sisters wanted to show me Union Square which is exactly where we went after being at the bookstore. I loved Union Square and its especially beautiful in the winter time, it was really crowded and a lot of people where there looking at the booths and buying some hot chocolate. For those of you who don’t know what Union Square is it’s basically a place in New York where people go to sell their stuff they have made so like some of the markets we have here in Kuwait but it’s much better and there are much more booths and variety’s of items and people. I truly enjoyed looking around in the booths and seeing some cool things people were selling they also sold jewelry which was cool and they were really beautiful pieces.

This is the beautiful Union Square much bigger than this by the way.

This is the beautiful Union Square much bigger than this by the way.

So after our visit to Barnes and Noble and Union Square my sister J and I went back to our hotel to relax a bit and then get changed so that we could go out. Now where we went was some place magical we went to a Broadway show, this was my first broadway show and it was amazing. We watched Cinderella and it was really nice and well written I enjoyed a lot, but because we chose the later timing to watch it at around 8pm I started getting tired and falling asleep :). The only thing that would wake me is when the tone of the characters voices would shift and I would suddenly wake up and be like Huh what just happened in my head of course out loud that would have been embarrassing. I loved the play and I could proudly say that my first broadway experience was a success and I enjoyed it so much.

This is the brochure that was handed out to us once we entered the room.

This is the brochure that was handed out to us once we entered the room.

The day after that on the 21st my sisters and I visited the M&M store where we looked around bought a couple of sweets and took goofy pictures in their photo booth. We all had a blast and especially me because this was my first time visiting the store and I loved it. The store was really big and had so many M&M’s I literally could get lost in the store it was amazing, so glad that I was able to see the store in person. For years my sisters have visited the states and went to the M&M store and bought me back some candy but to be there in person is amazing and wonderful. Later on that morning we headed towards Times Square and I got an amazing look around Times Square. We walked and walked and walked around Times Square visiting all the attraction available. Also I was able to see the famous ball that is dropped every New Years Eve it was such an amazing sight. Hours after walking around we got tired and very hungry so we headed towards the nearest restaurant which happened to be Juniors. This restaurant came highly recommended to me by my sisters as they enjoyed and loved it so much. It was such a delicious meal and I was glad to be able to try the food and by the way there fudge chocolate cake is to die for 🙂 . Later on that evening we headed back to our hotel ordered in some dinner and went straight to bed, what a delightful day we had filled with exploring around the city.

This is the M&M store from the outside.

This is the M&M store from the outside.

 

This is me in Times Square.

This is me in Times Square.

 

Me with one of the attraction on the sidewalks of Time Square.

Me with one of the attraction on the sidewalks of Time Square.

 

The restaurant that we tried

The restaurant that we tried

The next day on the 22nd we visited many place like Central Park, Disney Store, and the American museum of natural history. We first started the day by visiting Central Park looked really beautiful in the winter and was really nice and enjoyable.While in central park we took a nice stroll and saw all the sights to see, and we also were able to try Waffles and Dinges the best stand in central park. It was super delicious my sisters and I enjoyed the delightful snack, during our stroll we found an area where there were people selling books so of course I look around and see some of the books there and I picked one out it was “Sisters” by Raina Telgemeier a really nice book. After enjoying a snack and having a good read at the park we decided to head towards the Disney store in Times Square.It was my first time visiting the Disney store and I loved it, the store was humongous filled with toys and because I am still a kid in my heart I went over to the barbies section and just took a minute to look at the wall full of barbies 🙂 . I had a really nice time visiting the store and looking around so afterwards we left the store and started walking around the streets. My sisters and I decided to split up my Sister N and I wanted to go and visit the American museum of natural history while J wanted to go ahead and watch a movie. So after the 30 minute walk to the museum we were finally there, I loved the museum it was amazing and all of the artifacts  in their I had learned in school like their was this whole section about Ancient Greece and I remembered some of the stuff I learned while i was looking at the pieces of art and history. My sister and I both had a lovely time and she loved showing me around and watching me have fun overall the outing to the museum was a success I had a blast. Later on we went back home to get some rest and fuel so the next day we would be energized.

Me striking a pose at Central Park

Me striking a pose at Central Park.

 

The waffle we had on our stroll in Central Park.

The waffle we had on our stroll in Central Park.

 

Me inside the Disney Store.

Me inside the Disney Store.

 

The outside of the museum.

The outside of the museum.

 

The day after that my sisters and I decided that we wanted to go watch a broadway show so we booked some tickets for the earliest showing to watch Aladdin. Before the show we decided to grab some early lunch from Mc Donald’s while it was pouring rain outside boy was that a fun thing to do stand under the shade on the side-walk beside Mc Donald’s eating a cheeseburger and watching the rain. Then ten minutes later we entered the building were the play was showing and grabbed our seats. Around 15 minutes later after everyone was seated the play began. The broadway show Aladdin was amazing the songs, acting, dances, it was all great it portrayed the movie really well and showed it in a very good way. After the show we went towards the gift shop and I purchased for my self a mini Jasmine, we later than left the building and just walked around Times Square.

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The brochure for the play.

Over the course of the next few days I visited the Rockefeller Center, Madison square park, I got a haircut, Chelsea Pier, Metropolitan Museum, Empire State building, and etc. Lets go back to the day where I visited the Rockefeller Center , so I was walking around 48th street and saw this big christmas tree and it was super beautiful so I had to go towards it and take a picture. After I got a picture with the tree I saw the Rockefeller building and went inside I couldn’t believe that this was the building where all the late night talk shows were filmed. It was such a fun experience walking around in the building and getting to see many shops and stuff. After that lovely visit to the Rockefeller Center the day after it was Christmas and so since everything was closed after my sisters and I stayed in and had some food, we decided to go and walk around in Madison Square park. It was so beautiful and nice to be outside where it isn’t quite crowded because everyone else was in their home celebrating. So we spent an hour just walking around and taking pictures of the beautiful park and the weather was perfect it was such a beautiful day I loved it. The day after I had been dying to get a haircut so i decided to go to a salon that was next to my sisters apartment and go and cut my hair. After that haircut I felt amazing like I was a new me and of course I loved my haircut so much because it was just the perfect length.The next morning my sisters took me to the Chelsea Pier and it was super amazing and pretty, I totally enjoyed my time and had a blast. We entered one of the markets there and there were so many amazing things for sale and a lot of jewellery. I couldn’t resist so I just had to buy this beautiful  silver necklace that had the letter L on it and till this day I still wear it and never took it off. After our ventures at the Chelsea Pier we decided to go and have breakfast at a restaurant called “The Park” it was a really cool restaurant the interior of the restaurant was meant to feel like your outside and they even had birds in the shop fly around. I enjoyed the food but it wasn’t that quite great since I didn’t like a lot of the stuff on the menu, but I had a nice time dining their with my sisters. On New Years Eve I visited the Metropolitan museum with my sister N and we walked around the museum, I loved this museum as well as the museum I visited before. We had a blast walking around and learning new things, after we were done with the museum we just started walking back home. The walk home was very nice and it was cool to see some of the New Years decorations being prepared for later tonight. After we reached to our hotel we decided to relax a bit and my sister N was gonna sleepover at the hotel with us so we just chilled and waited for my sister J to return. J and I decided that we want to go to Times Square to witness the ball drop, so once she got back home we got ready and left. It was such a fun experience being their but we were so far away that we eventually decided to leave before it was midnight. Plus it was really crazy and crowded so we headed back to the hotel and decided it was a smarter decision to watch the ball drop on TV while you’re in a warm room. Of course when the time came and I saw Taylor Swift on the TV I was really sad because I could have gotten to see her in real life but oh well maybe next time. After we rung in the New Year we went to bed and woke up the next morning really happy and had some breakfast from room service. While we were having breakfast we were deciding on what to do since this was our last final day in New York. So I thought how about we go and see the Empire State Building what a great idea right. Once we made the trip to the building we saw that the line was super long but we still went. The view I got to witness after standing in a line for so long was really worth it. Once we got out to the observation deck it was super windy and when my sister J was taking pictures of me I could barely keep my eyes open.Later on after getting to visit the Empire State Building we headed to a steak house to have some lunch. We headed home later and started packing our bags since the next morning we were leaving and coming back to Kuwait.The day we had to leave was a very sad day for me because I didn’t want to leave the city and I had such a fun experience, but i knew that this definitely wasn’t the last time that I would see New York I planned to go back many more times. As soon as we finished checking out of our hotel we headed to the airport. We go there checked in our bags and then chilled till it was time for our flight. The flight lasted for about 1o hours so I only slept for like 4 hours and we got home around 4pm. Once we touched down it felt great to be back at home and it was such a fun trip and I was glad that I went and experienced it. Thankfully I don’t get jet-lagged and my winter break didn’t end till a day after I returned so I had a day for resting and relaxing.Over all, my first experience traveling to the States was a success and a blast loved it and of course since then I have visited the States twice. Hope you all enjoyed reading the experience of my first trip to the States and liked it.

Me with the tree outside of the Rockefeller Center.

Me with the tree outside of the Rockefeller Center.

 

The view while we were walking around the Madison Square Park.

The view while we were walking around the Madison Square Park.

 

Me with my latest haircut.

Me with my latest haircut.

 

The beautiful Chelsea Pier.

The beautiful Chelsea Pier.

 

Inside the restaurant "The Park".

Inside the restaurant “The Park”.

 

Me trying to fit in with the ancient mummies in the Metropolitan Museum.

Me trying to fit in with the ancient mummies in the Metropolitan Museum.

 

How far my sister and I were from the ball drop.

How far my sister and I were from the ball drop.

 

The sign inside the Empire State building.

The sign inside the Empire State building.

 

Another picture of the view from the Empire State ,because why not?

Another picture of the view from the Empire State, because why not?

 

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

My first trip to New York/U.S Part 1

It was the day of December 18, 2014 the day that I had been planning for 3 months since October, It was the day that I would travel to anywhere besides the Middle East for the first time.W hat better place to go than to visit my sister in New York. Three months ago when I first decided that I wanted to go somewhere for the winter break I asked my Oldest sister J if she would want to take me. Of course since J loves New York so much she said sure why not. I got so excited after a week later we booked our tickets, our hotel, our broadway shows ( which by the way I loved so much), and etc. I knew that this trip would be the trip of a life time and that I would never forget it.

Me the day after we landed

Me the day after we landed

After 3 months passed by it was December and the day before our flight on the 17th I got sick and caught a cold. So I know what you all must be thinking that oh no she can’t go on the trip well no. I actually got up went to the doctor got an injection, and medicine, headed back home and started packing my bags. Of course it was a terrible feeling having to be sick while packing my bag since I had an awful headache. But I managed to do so, with so much excitement in me I barely managed to sleep only got about 5 hours in but that was okay since I was planning on sleeping the entire plane ride.

Me in a taxi the night we landed

Me in a taxi the night we landed

The morning rolled around the corner and I actually woke up before my alarm in a couple minutes it was set for 5:15 am( I know so early right well i wake up like this for school anyways so it’s okay). Went and did the usual things I do to get ready before a flight you know shower, brush your teeth, fix your hair, etc. Once all of that was out of the way I quickly put on the most comfiest clothes that I had and went to take my bags down. I got my bags down double checked them twice to make sure if I was missing anything and left in the kitchen so that my Dad and I could load the car up together. My sister was making her way down the stairs with her bag so I just went in to the kitchen to grab something to drink,  and then go downstairs to the living room and say goodbye to my Mother.

J and I both said our Goodbyes to Mom, and headed out to the car where I helped my Dad load our bags into the car. It was a very nice and joyful 30 minute car ride to the Airport with my Father. We discussed what we would do once we got to New York. Once we got in the airport and checked in our bags and received our tickets, we went down to Starbucks with my Dad and Sister. I had a hot chocolate and my sister had some water, while Dad had a cappuccino. Time passed by quickly so quick that it was 30 minutes before our flight so we had to leave to go to the gate. J and I said our goodbyes to Father and then left to go to the gate, we got to the gate and had to wake half an hour until they would board us on the plane. So what we did was just sat down in the area where our gate is and we just used our electronic devices.

It was time to board the plane we got on the flight and sat down in our seats, buckled out seat belts and just waited till it was time to take off. Once we took off I got out my iPad and started watching my tv shows, throughout the flight I probably only slept like 6 to 7 hours. The flight was about 14 hours ( it was really long) I got bored after I woke up and felt like I wanted to get off the plane of how tired and bored I was. Finally the time came and it was time to land into the city, man was it beautiful the sun was starting to set at the time and it was so gorgeous. I instantly fell in love with New York once we landed it was gorgeous, once we landed it was about 8 degrees celsius pretty cold( thank god I had thermals on).

New York City the day after we landed :)

New York City the day after we landed :)

In the airport we had a really easy time getting in and leaving it took us about 10 minutes to leave the airport. Once we hailed a taxi and got in I was super exhausted so I fell asleep and of course dizzy because the taxi just made me feel very sick. My sister J woke me up during the middle of the ride and was like look around you look at the city and I opened my eyes took one glance and then closed them and dozed back to sleep( funny right I know :p). We got to our hotel and checked in went to our room which was really pretty sure it had old furniture but who cares. I immediately went to take a shower because I just felt like I had to so my sister J ordered us pizza and my other sister who lives in the city was coming over to our hotel to visit so I was super excited. Sorry guys but I am going to end the post here since I think I have written to much and don’t worry I will post the rest soon I won’t leave you guys hanging :p.

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

Facial Cleansing Device Review: Clarisonic Mia 1

A while back when I was on spring break I was shopping and saw a store that sold items dedicated for your skin. I stumbled upon the Clarisonic Mia and boy am I glad I found it. It is such an amazing device and really does its job. If anyone knows me they know that I really love to care for my face and am in to being all natural. This device really worked for me and thoroughly cleaned my face, it comes with a trial face cleanser ( that I have been using since April back when I bought it) . The device also comes with an electronic charger, it’s battery life is also wonderful I haven’t charged it since the time I bought it.I highly recommend this device as I have come to love it and use it so much. It really helps cleanse your skin and makes such a big difference, I have been using it for the past 3 months and my skin is really getting better and softer. I use this device almost 3-4 times weekly and I really hope I could use it daily but I get lazy sometimes and put it off 😜.

If you use this daily it really will help your skin if you have breakouts or any blemishes it clears it up right away. I once had a pimple on my face and when I used this device to wash my face I noticed the next day that it cleared it up and made it much smaller and less red than it was before. I honestly love this so much that I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t purchase it . You can use this device twice a day because of how gentle it is. It’s suitable for all skin types and works much better than you rubbing  face wash into your skin. I used to take a face cleanser and rub it into my skin and then rinse my face with warm water and it didn’t really work that much in cleaning my face. But this really works and makes your skin feel much better. I always use this and after I do I put on some moisturizer and then get on with my day. Especially now in Ramadan I have been using it daily because I sleep at midnight and wake up like at 6pm. So I make it my routine to get up shower and then clean my face with this and put on some moisturizer. It really leaves your skin feeling much softer and gives you a natural glow. We all know how much we love that natural glow on our faces 😊. Therefore, I believe that this is the best face cleansing devices that I have ever tried, it works like a charm and makes me feel so nice and relaxed. I hope you enjoyed my review and if you would like to find out more specifically about the brand of this device or the device itself I recommend you to check out http://www.clarisonic-me.com.

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

 

TMSY: The End

The day was June 5th it was the best day of my life, the day that I finally was free from homework, tests, quizzes,projects,and essays. It was the last day of school and exams, it also helped that school would end at 11am. That of course, was the best start to summer to end school early on in the day. That morning I woke up with the biggest smile on my face that no one could wipe off simply because this was the end and ahead of me lied months of relaxation and freedom. I put on my uniform and had some breakfast and then made my way to school. Once I got their I started to get nervous for my first exam just memorizing the study guide frantically ( it was religion exam) I know that’s one of the easiest exams but you know you need to re memorize just to be on the safe side. An hour and a half later the 5th exam was done I just had one exam left that would start in about 30 mins. So I got out of the religion class and started heading up to my pre algebra class to meet with one of my friends and revise for the exam. Now this exam I felt more at ease because it really depends on you skills to be able to understand the problems and if you practiced then you were fine. Luckily, I was fine because I practiced the night before and my teacher was so kind to provide us a sheet with the formulas to complete the problems with. That sheet was a life saver it helps you much more because if you use the formula in the right way than you can solve the problem correctly. An hour and a half later, the moment was finally here everyone was shouting and screaming welcoming in the summer and of course throwing there review papers in the air. Once I left the class I began walking towards my car and I was in such a rush to leave school. Before I arrived at home I made a quick pit stop at the Starbucks next to my house and treated my self to a well deserved Frappucino ( it was super delicious and tasted like summer and freedom).:P Got home at 12pm and headed straight up to my room to watch some movies eat popcorn and take a nice ,long ,well needed nap. This is it I am finally done Middle School my family and I cannot believe it seemed like just yesterday I was starting middle school. Back then I had 7 years left till I was able to graduate my current school for good, but now I have 4 years left. 4 years can you believe it I can’t but hopefully the future will bring great things for me in high school and college,etc. I do have to say that with me finishing 8th grade was by far my favorite and most fun year I would like to thank all my friends and teachers for making it such a memorable and fun year.

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Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

Goodbye Middle School & Hello High School

On Wednesday May 25 my school decided to host a promotion ceremony which is a graduation that is for the end of middle school. Of course, everyone was excited to attend and be done with middle school. But Sadly after the ceremony we still have final exams to complete so we aren’t done with middle school just yet. Any who back to where we were so the day of the ceremony I decided to not go to school and go to the salon to get my hair and nails done. Now I know what you are all thinking Lujain why didn’t you go to school you should have went but I didn’t miss anything important so it was totally fine. The same morning of my ceremony I headed to Marshmallows Nail Spa (the best of all nail spas that I have been to) at around 11am. I had my nails and toe nails painted a lovely nude-ish color, for those of you wondering it was “Topless and Barefoot” by Essie ( only one of the best color’s it’s amazing how elegant and classy it looks). The hair style that I chose was nice lovely big waves that added a bit of volume to my hair. After spending about 3 hours at the salon ( I know it took that long but I mean the results were amazing those waves were my favorite) I headed back home and had some lunch and then started to get ready for the event. The ceremony didn’t start until 6:00pm but I had to be there by 5:30pm, so I started getting ready at 2:30pm. I took a nice 15 minute shower and got ready, by 3pm I had already had my dress on ( it was a beautiful long-sleeved pink and nude-ish laced color dress). Then I put on some makeup and headed out the door to go and pickup one of my friends so that we could go together.Image_2

My friend and I got to school at 5:30 and we met up with all the other students in the library. The ceremony started at 6pm it all started to feel real once we were walking through the door. I couldn’t believe that come this fall I will become a high schooler.  The ceremony was nice and enjoyable there were speeches given by some students and faculty. My family was there and were so proud that I graduated middle school and that I also had received a presidential silver award signed by Barrack Obama himself. I couldn’t even believe it that I had gotten the award. Once the ceremony was over I went home with my family had some dinner then went to bed. Of course it didn’t help that it was a school night and I had to attend school the next day. Woke up the next morning feeling super exhausted and guess what about half the students did not attend school. I felt like an idiot being there but I got to do exam review with my teachers (yay) 🙁  Can’t believe that I am almost done middle school I finish on June 5 and just have the last day of finals and then its over. Summer here we come after that high school (oh what a joy that will be ). Till then enjoy your summer everyone I will be back soon with new posts during the summer. 🙂

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo

My 13th Birthday

On the 5th of February, 2015 I  officially became a teenager (Woohoo)!!!!! I was super excited to turn 13 I had been waiting for my 13th birthday for about 3 years now since I turned 10.  Well, unfortunately, I had to go to school and actually work on my birthday, but at least I got to celebrate it with my friends. I had a fun day at school with my friends we laughed and talked and just enjoyed ourselves at school. That same day at night, once I got home from school and finished my homework  one of my sisters surprised me by taking me  to my favourite Sushi restaurant, Wasabi ( If you’ve never been you should go it’s so delicious). So we got there and had a lovely dinner and I got a very nice and sweet  birthday call from my Aunt and cousins who wished me a Happy Birthday. When I got home, my sister got out a birthday cake that she bought and put candles on it and we celebrated my birthday. Also before doing that, I got my second ear piercing on both of my ears after dinner. To be honest with you, it really didn’t hurt that much it only hurt for like 10 minutes and then the pain went away. I am obsessed with it but unfortunately one of my ear’s had an infection so I had to let both of them close up so that I can re pierce them again soon 🙂 .

My New Piercing

My New Piercing

But any who back to celebrating my birthday at home with my family, I had a great time with  my sisters, Mom, and Dad and we all sat down and took a bite of the cake afterwards once I finished blowing out the candles. I also opened gifts and stuff , one of my gifts was given to me before my birthday and was the iPhone 6 (Thanks Mom, Dad, and J). I absolutely love it and got the color in Gold which is just stunning. Since turning 13, life has been great. I made a lot of good friends with whom I am very close with and I traveled to Orlando over the Spring Break in April (post about that coming soon) and I just am enjoying life and everything. The day after my Birthday I met with 2 of my very close friends and we went to this Nail Salon called Marshmallows Spa ( you should check them out their really great) it’s located across  from AUK. But back to what I was talking about I went and got my nails and hair done with 2 of my close friends, my sisters, and aunt. Afterwards we went to Johnny Rockets in the same place that Marshmallows is and we had some lunch. I guess one of my sisters told the waiters it was my Birthday since they came to the table that my friends and I were sitting in and  bring this delicious molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream on top and started singing Happy Birthday to me.

My Cake

My cake that my family got me

My 13th birthday turned out to be a blast. I love how i just got together with 2 of my friends and we celebrated my birthday and had fun. Well my 14th Birthday is coming up soon so excited for that and planning on going to a place that I really wanted to go to for a long time will tell you all about that then. So yeah I hope you guys all liked this post and hope you all keep on reading. On a complete other note I wanted to say that I want to set a goal for this website and until the end of this year post at least 25 posts ( It’s a lot I know and i myself think that I may not be able to continue posting frequently but who knows I may just complete that goal). If I reach this goal by the end of the year then it would be a great achievement for me.Thanks for reading my blog see you soon.

 

Love, Miss Talks xoxoxoxo