Princess Life When You’re Broke

Disclaimer: this post is not about becoming a real princess but being a figurative princess! I’m not looking to marry a prince (it looks like a lot of work!). I just like to feel like a princess, though I wouldn’t refuse an invitation from the Queen, thank you very much!

I believe it’s like a rite of passage for every little girl to have a princess phase in her life at least once, some girls don’t have them at all, whereas for others (me) that phase never ends. I don’t think it’s a crime to think myself as a “princess”. Do I sound like a crazy person? Frankly, I don’t care. It doesn’t mean that because my family is not royal or just wealthy that I can’t feel like I’m privileged too. The magic potion is consisted by a lot of confidence, manners and being resourceful. Let’s take it apart now; confidence is when you believe in yourself, even when you’re scared, I think “fake it till you make it” is a very good idea when you need a little boost; manners: even if you didn’t grow up in a royal family or even if you eat pizza with your hands (the right way!), it’s not difficult to learn manners, just read a book about them and you will never embarrass yourself whatever your background; being resourceful: a very important trait for everyone (in my opinion), you don’t have to be a genius or study/have studied in an ivy league university, you just have to want to learn about different things and especially about general culture to be able to hold a conversation, there are so many books, even films that can help you. Honestly it’s not so difficult! Continue reading “Princess Life When You’re Broke”

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How To: Ultimate Birthday Gifts List

In my quest for the list of perfect birthday gifts, I encountered a lot of obstacles and adventures. Through the jungles that I crossed (shopping stores + online), the dangers I faced (unimaginable selection), I managed to find what I was looking for; a foolproof list of birthday gifts. Gifts that are the right mix of thoughtfulness, fun and necessity. Price is important too or more accurately low price. As you may have read from my previous post, when it comes to Christmas gifts, I can be a little “cheap” though I prefer to call it “creative”. I apply the same plan of action for the birthday gifts too.  Inspired by my best friend’s recent birthday, I wanted to offer to the world, my Birthday Gifts Guide to Success.

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