It’s that time of the month where I update all you lovely seekers on the amazing new things I’ve been loving the past month.
I decided to merge my favorites for the month of February and March in one post because the list for February was not that much and it only made sense to do so. So without further ado, lets dive right into the things I’ve been loving throughout the months of February and March:
- Bettr App. This App is basically the life and backbone of the different accounts I manage on Instagram. Due to my hectic work schedule and failing memory, I use the Bettr App to schedule posts and stories across the different Instagram profiles I manage. Thus over the weekend, I design and prepare the posts I want posted on Instagram and simply upload them on the Bettr App, which takes care of the rest for me. One of my favorite features of the app is the fact that you can preview what the new post would look like on your feed/profile. This is golden especially if you are someone that is particularly keen or have a standard on what and how the overall layout and aesthetics of your profile should look like for your viewers and followers.
- Nature Valley Maple Brown Sugar Granola Bar. Now did any of you ever watch Lazy Town as a kid? If you did then you should be familiar with the term ‘sports candy’. This granola bar right here is my sports candy. I munch on this healthy bar every morning at work and it’s absolutely delicious and filling! I usually eat it between the hours of 9 and 10 and I don’t start to fill hungry until around 3pm. Snacking on this bad boy is quick becoming a morning ritual for myself.
- Palazzo Pants. So if you were to ever run into me during the weekday or at work you’d be guaranteed to catch me wearing either a skirt or a dress. However, one day I decided to purchase a pair of high waisted green palazzo pants from Miskay Boutique, which I imagined I could style and wear to work someday. I ended up styling the pants at home and words can’t explain how much I love the pants and how versatile they are when it comes to styling. I dislike wearing jeans and leggings cause they are just so tight and uncomfortable and no longer compatible with my growing love and embrace of modest fashion. However, palazzo pants are extremely comfortable and elegant pieces to style and a must have in every female’s wardrobe. For some reason I always thought palazzo pants were designed for tall girls and my 5’2 self could not rock it but boy was I wrong. I later purchased the pants in 3 other colors from a family friend that sells them and they are all going to be a favorite piece in my wardrobe for a long time.
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. The first time I heard the name Tomi Adeyemi people likened and praised her to be the Nigerian J.K Rowling and I wasn’t entirely sure if that was a good thing. As much as I appreciate female writers of colour, I would hate to read an unoriginal work or a story line I feel has been rewritten once too many times. So, when the book came out a year ago and I learnt it was a sequel, I decided I would not read it immediately (not like i had the time to anyways) until the release date of its sequel was much closer. A few days ago (just a little over a year since its release date) I finally purchased the book and read it over the weekend. Guys this fantasy novel has a bit of everything I love in a fictitious work: character depth, creativity, jaw dropping suspense, romance and some amazing action. The cover of the book alone deserves some recognition to be honest. After I finished reading the 500 page novel I understood why she won number 1 New York Times & International Best Selling Author. Tomi did a fantastic job and I can’t wait for the sequel and the movie to come out!
- Jacinda Ardern’s Leadership and the People of New Zealand. Following the christchurch Mosque shootings that claimed the lives of 50 Muslims, Muslims and non-Muslims around the world have grown to revere the New Zealand Prime Minister and all Kiwis (New Zealanders) for the manner they all (including the New Zealand media and security force) responded to the attack. A few hours after the attack, the Prime Minister was quick to respond and describe the shootings as a ‘terrorist attack’. The Leader’s powerful statement confirmed that she was well aware and very different from other leaders and officials who are reluctant to use or associate the word ‘Terrorist’ when an attacker is white. The exemplary leadership displayed by Ms Ardern and her people’s empathy towards the victims families, and the survivors of the Christchurch shooting shook the hearts of millions. The Leader’s symbolic gesture to wear the hijab (an act mirrored by other female Kiwis) and her refusal to mention the name of the terrorist earned her my highest regards. What broke my heart was the fact that something terrible had to happen before the rest of the world got to know how deeply compassionate and amazing Jacinda Ardern and the People of New Zealand are. Racism and violence is something that should never be normalized, accepted or fleetingly addressed in any civilized society.
That brings us to an end of the things I’ve been loving for the past two months; I’d love to hear the things you’ve been loving as well!
Also, kindly comment down below if you know of any other exemplary leader or a commendable leadership act that was displayed by a person in your local community or any other part of the world.
I’ll catch you in my next post In Sha Allah x