Something I’ll Never Get Sick Of

Happy Friday lovelies! So since you guys probably want to have some fun this Friday evening, I’ll keep it short and simple. One thing I’ll never get sick of, ever, would probably be sunsets. Everyday the colors of the sunset are different and always breathtaking. Totally cliché, I know, but they are so beautiful and no matter where you are, the sun will always set. I have a thing for constants in life. The amazing sight will always end your day gorgeously. Here are some pictures of sunsets I’ve taken, from the beach to car rides to the streets. Enjoy, and have a safe and wonderful weekend.

xx – Firdausi

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Thin, Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe was not created by me and in no way am I claiming credit for it. I am simply sharing a slightly altered version of them because I am absolutely obsessed with them and may or may not be addicted…..This is Ree Drummond’s recipe from thepioneerwoman.com , who also happens to be one of my fav chefs and someone who has an amazing show on the food network. Yes, I am a teenager who watches food network, judge me for it. But its a channel whose spectacular chefs such as Giada and Bobby Flay have inspired me to have an immense love for cooking.

I have tweaked the recipe, to better fit my tastes. Also it is halved and makes about 13-16 cookies depending on how large you decide to make each cookie. If you want the original recipe search, “Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies” . Hope you enjoy this recipe.

Preheat Oven: 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Bake time: 10 to 12 minutes ( I typically bake mine for about 10 so that they’re chewy and crisp)
Ingredients:
– 1 c. all purpose flour
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 6 tbsp brown sugar
– 6 tbsp white granulated sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/2 tsp + 1/8 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 c. or 1 stick butter (recipe calls for
unsalted but salted works just as
well… trust me)
-1/4 c. malted milk powder ( SECRET
INGREDIENT)
– 1/2 bag or 6 ounces semi sweet
chocolate chips
– 1/4 c. walnuts or pecans ( or a
mixture of both, I kinda just add as
much as I want ) .
*You can sub almonds or completely
leave out any kind of nut if you’re
allergic. It will still taste amazing.
– splash of milk (less than a tbsp) in
case batter gets too dry

Directions:
1) Preheat Oven
2) Cream butter, add the two sugars ,
continue creaming until mixture is
fluffy. Add vanilla. Mix.
3) Crack egg in a seperate bowl and
whisk with a fork. Add eggs to
butter sugar mixture. Beat until
it is thoroughly combined and add
the malted milk powder. This is
what makes the cookies thin and
crisp.
4) Sift the flour and baking soda.
Gradually add into the butter sugar
mixture. Be sure to add about 1/3 of
the dry into the wet a time so that
you do not end up in a cloud of
flour. Mix well.
5) Add the nuts and chocolate chips
and stir gently.
6) Bake, Cool, & Enjoy. Bon Appétit ❤️

XOXO
– Shiza

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I apologize on the messy quality of the pictures , they were taken by an iPhone 5s.

Bag Essentials:

Hey Dolls💗,
Today I’m going to inform you on some of my everyday bag essentials.
Having a bag isn’t just enough, in my opinion the type of bag you have should reflect your personality and your style. The bag I am currently using is a Michael Kors mini satchel in black, I adore my bag, it easily styles up a causal outfit into a chic look.

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Non- beauty products that I carry:
• Glasses from Aldo (case from target)
• BVLGARI notebook
• Last kings wristlet
Beauty Products that I carry:
• Lo’real Extra-Intense Eyeliner
• Benefit they’re real mascara
• Smashbox brush
• NAKED Urban Decay Basics Eyeshadow Palette
• Drug store Liquid Liner
• Marc Jacob’s Daisy rollerball

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Hope you all like it.
XOXO
-Zaina S.

DIY : Refreshing Facial Mask

This cucumber face mask is perfect for those stressful days in which you need to relax and rejuvenate your skin . It is easy, quick , and most importantly made with ingredients you have laying around the kitchen. This effective face mask leaves your face feelig fresh, smooth, and revived.

Cucumber Facial Mask :
– 1/3 of a small cucumber, grated using
a cheese grater
– 1 tsp rose water
– 1/2 tsp olive oil
– 1 Tbsp yogurt

Blend the ingredients and apply on a
cleaned makeup free face. Leave on for about 7-10 minutes or untill the mask has dried. Wash off with water or wipe off using a damp washcloth. Enjoy!

Benefits :
Cucumbers are mainly composed of water . Therefore, they can hydrate your skin. Also, they have the ability to treat blemishes and dark circles because of its cooling effect and the high content of ascorbic acid found in these antioxidant rich vegetables.
Rose Water is a natural toner for the skin and adds a glow to it. In addition, it is an efficient cleanser and can remove dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin.
Olive Oil is abundant in vitamin E and is a great way to moisturize dry skin.
Yogurt contains natural anti-bacterial properties that can help eliminate acne. Also, the high content of zinc in it can aid in giving sunburn relief.

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XOXO
– S

Cafè Buna

Heey guys!! One of my all time favorite Sunday brunch spots is Cafè Buna. Omg you guys I’ve literally been here like a million times. The ambiance of this place will give you such good vibes! It’s walking distance to the beach additionally, which makes going there even better. However whenever I go there I usually get baffled between what to order. If I am trying to satisfy my sweet tooth I get there Red Velvet Pancakes, which are incredible! Of one my fav savory dishes is the lobster omelet. The omelet is stuffed in with sautéed lobster and topped with a delectable pesto sauce 😍.
Here are some photographs of my food!

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Xoxo
Z

Hidden Gems : Malibu Cafè

I absolutely love Malibu Cafe. Its in a discreet part of Malibu a hidden place where only some now about, up in the mountains, at Calamigos Ranch. Although I’ve only been there twice everything about it is simply breathtaking. From the gorgeous lake in the middle of the outdoors-y rustic restaurant to the sublime food the cafe has to offer it has honestly captivated my heart and is one of my favorite places to go to. I love the relaxed vibe the restaurant gives off and is truly a must go spot in California. Also, be sure to paddleboard or row on the lake , while your waiting for your food to come. I promise its amazing. Here are pictures from my adventures yesterday💞

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XOXO
– Shiza

Hey Everyone

We wanted to have the first blog post explain a little bit about who we are and why we started this .

Hello everyone! I am Shiza. I am 15 years old and I love all things beauty, fashion, and food. I have a passion for traveling and experiencing culture through food. Also , I love baking and cooking and I am often asked by friends on what I make, so through this blog I will share my favorite recipes. In addition, I am absoulutely obsessed with fashion and may or may not be a bit of a shopholic. I currently have a kimono fashion line and I aspire to have a major clothing brand when I am older. In my opinion, fashion is an art, the first glimpse of your personality, and as Miuccia Prada said,”Fashion is an instant language”. I will share ootd , wardrobe essentials , styling tips and tricks, and other miscellaneous fashion things on this blog. Hope you enjoy! XOXO

-S

Hey guys, I am Zaina. Currently 15 years old. Fashion, Music, and trying new restraunts and cafes are among the things i love most. Also i am a bit of a coffee bean addict, all my money ends up being spent there Ooops.. My mother thinks i need coffee rehab. One of my weekend habits are going to the hidden restaurants in LA, the obscure places most wouldn’t think of. Music is also a big part of my daily life, my bose speakers are literally on blast everyday 24/7. I have been obsessed with fashion since i can remember, even as a toddler my parents always dressed me in baby couture. I can literally spend all day at the mall, being a shopaholic is genetic. Through this blog i will express my unnique style and share with you guys how i style my outfits, talk about cute DIYs, and all about my food obsession! XOXO

-Z

Hey humans (or not ;)), I’m Firdausi, but you can call me Firda. Currently 15 (16 on Feb 10), and blessed to live in a small beach town in Los Angeles. I am so in love with nature, especially the beach (so California), finding new music, reading books (the library is my 2nd home) and going on adventures around LA, whether it’s an art museum or a hiking trail. I also enjoy taking pictures, painting, and writing really bad poetry in my journal. Also I have a small obsession with space. My main goals in life are to create world peace and stop global warming. I also want to travel, like, everywhere. In sum, I’m just in love with the world. Can’t wait to share my adventures and lifestyle with you all, it’s going to be a blast.
Xx, F