Nature Photography: The Extraordinary Beauty of Sunsets!

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Hey everyone!!

Hope you all had a great weekend and aren’t you guys glad its almost Thanksgiving and Black Friday?!!

It def is a great feeling to be spending the holidays with your loved ones whether its family & friends as well as being grateful for the smallest things in life ❤

Been hectic with grad school and just finished my assignment. Just 4 more weeks and then winter break so can’t wait 🙂

So today’s post will be about another one of my nature photography posts! I noticed that I got the max number of likes on my last one which was the Beauty of Autumn with 282 likes and 110 comments, wow! Just can’t believe all the lovely compliments that I’ve gotten and am extremely happy that you all love it and was inspired by my nature pics, thank you guys! ❤

As I mentioned in my previous posts, I’ve been working on nature photography for the past few years. I adore taking photographs of nature esp sunsets whether its from my balcony window, taking a walk on the beach, or when visiting a favorite country of mine. I just love viewing how the sky paints hues and shades of pink, orange, and red across the horizon as the sun sets in the evening.

Here are some of my sunset photographs that I wanted to share with you all:

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Hoping to take a lot more sunset pictures along the way! Hope you enjoyed my pictures 🙂

Which one was your fave?

Until next time,

xoxo,

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My Homemade Veggie Fried Rice Recipe!

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Hey Everyone!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Gonna be posting something a little different today – My own homemade recipe 🙂

I’ve been really into Chinese & Thai food lately and every time I go to their restaurant, I gotta order a Veggie Fried Rice! It’s one of my fave dishes! Since I love it so much, I decided to try my own fried rice recipe at home. It turned out so well, looks amazing, and tastes extremely delicious! If you’re looking for a simple dish to add to your healthy diet plan, veggie fried rice is the perfect dish to cook at home for less calories, better health, more nutrition, and an awesome taste!

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I would like to share my recipe with you all!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

You should be ready to eat the fried rice in less than an hour, it’s that simple 🙂

Let’s start out with the ingredients:

  1. 1 small piece of ginger
  2. Asofetida for flavor
  3. 4-5 Coriander leaves
  4. 1/2 carrot, finely chopped
  5. 1/2 potato, finely chopped
  6. 1 bowl of white Basmati rice (make sure its cooked)
  7. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  8. 3-4 spoons vegetable oil
  9. 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  10. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  11. 1 teaspoon soy sauce (optional)
  12. 1 teaspoon chili sauce

Instructions:

  1. First cut a small piece of ginger and finely chop a 1/2 a carrot, potato, and green pepper. Wash the veggies and set it aside for later use.
  2. Cook about 1 cup of Basmati white rice and set that aside in a bowl as well
  3. First heat 3-4 spoons of vegetable oil in the pan.
  4. As the oil sizzles, add all the chopped veggies that were kept aside and saute for about 5 minutes
  5. Add 1/2 spoon salt into the saute veggies
  6. Stir fry the veggies until they become half cooked (don’t overcook the veggies) and transparent
  7. Add the bowl of cooked Basmati Rice to the stir fry of veggies and gently mix them for about 5-7 minutes
  8. As you mix the rice and the vegetables together, add another half spoon salt and half spoon black pepper
  9. Add 1 teaspoon of soy and chili sauce and gently mix for another 5 minutes
  10. At the end, finish it off with a few cilantro leaves and few sprinkles of asafetida for flavor

The vegetable fried rice is now ready to be served!

Feel free to try my recipe and you should have a delicious meal for lunch or dinner 🙂

More recipes coming up soon!

What are some of your fave recipes?

Until next time,

xoxo

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My Similie Nature Poetry!

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Hello my lovely bloggers!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week! This is gonna be a short post but wanted to share with you all my poem that I wrote about nature’s beauty which is in the form of similies, as you all know that I admire Mother Nature’s profound irresistible beauty!

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Hope you guys enjoyed my poem and hoping to write more when I get the chance! I’ve been attempting to write six word short stories for the first time so would like to share that with you all next time as well 🙂

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My Beauty Wishlist!

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Hello my lovely bloggers!

Hope you’re all having a spooktacular week esp since its Halloween today!! I’m not too much into Halloween but I did buy a cute carved pumpkin that glows in the dark 🙂 What are you guys dressed up as on Halloween?!

Ok so today’s post will be very interesting for the ladies out there since I will be posting about my beauty wishlist ❤

I don’t wear much makeup but would love to try these lovely items sometime soon and hopefully can get some good deals on Black Friday!

Here goes my list (PS: these pics are from Google):

  1. NYX Soft Matte lip cream and Milani liquid lipsticks! These lip shades look absolutely gorgeous and def heard a lot of great reviews about them ❤ Would love to try the pink and berry shades!

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2. NYX Eyeshadow Palette – Looking for some new eyeshadow so def these shades are also beautiful and would really go well with my colorful outfits I have in mind!

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3. Milani Baked Blushes! I love blushes and have to use them every time I go out! So far I’ve only tried Maybelline and Revlon but first of all this looks so pretty, have a variety of shades, and such good feedback about these 🙂

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4. Stila black eyeliner! Eyeliner is a must have for me and I love the Sephora Collection one that I bought but heard this was amazing too 🙂

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5. Bath & Body Works body lotion & hand sanitizers! Love their scents, esp their sanitizers are cute and useful 🙂

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6. Origins skincare products! Looking for a new natural moisturizer so Origins I believe could work for my skin regime 🙂

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7.  Last but not least, Chanel perfume and actually I love all of them 🙂

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Hope you guys liked some of these items on my wishlist! If you girls believe there are any other beauty products that you recommend I try/purchase, please let me know 🙂

Hope you guys all have a fantastic Halloween! 🙂

Until next time,

xoxo,

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OOTD: My Indian Festivities Lookbook :)

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Hello to my amazing bloggers!

Maha here again 🙂 Hope you all are having a lovely week ❤ Wanted to mention that my blog party was just so much fun & was a success! I would thanks all of my wonderful, sweet blog friends as well as new bloggers who took their time to join the party and provide a brief intro about themselves!! Very much appreciate all the kind and encouraging feedback about my blog 🙂 You all are amazing and just so grateful for you all being part of my blog life! It was such an honor to host the blog party and really had a awesome time with you all ❤

A lot of you guys have mentioned that you really enjoy my OOTD posts which means a lot to me and so glad that you all love my fashion sense 🙂 Today’s post will be another OOTD that I’ve been meaning to share with you all which are the gorgeous outfits I wore for the Indian festivities that my family had celebrated in the last few weeks.

Here are some of the outfits and matching accessories for the Indian ethnic wear that I wore for the Indian festivities of Navaratri & Diwali! I’m a girl who loves simple but elegant clothing which really reflects in my outfits 🙂

  1. Navaratri Outfit #1

I wore a simple but cute long Kurthi top when visitng the temple a few weeks ago: White, pink, and lavender floral kurthi with matching accessories:

2. Navratri Outfit #2

I wore another one since this festival is 10 days long and this would one is one of my fave which is the orange and blue sari with matching accessories and nail polish haha:

3. A simple and elegant salwar with red and green floral top with matching red pants that I wore for Diwali! Got it to match with my red and green jhumkhas and red/silver necklace ❤

Hope you guys liked all of these outfits and that’s all for today 🙂

Which outfit was your favorite?

Until next time,

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BLOG PARTY HERE ON BEYOUTIFUL!!

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Hello to my amazing bloggers!!

Hope you’re weekend is going well 🙂 So, I finished my final exams and have a 1 week break before my next class starts so I will try to post more this upcoming week ❤

As I mentioned before, I’ve decided to host A BLOG PARTY HERE ON MY BLOG TO CELEBRATE 1K FOLLOWERS!!

Here are the rules:

When: Today, Sunday October 22nd  11am till  Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 11am

Where: Here on my blog post at thebeyoutifulgal.wordpress.com

Who: All my current friends/bloggers as well as all the other amazing bloggers out there!

This party will go on for 2 days so it would be great to share all of your thoughts,ideas,interests on here! Be inspiring and creative 🙂 ❤

I would like you guys to introduce yourselves and just mention:

  1. Your blog name and link to your blog post
  2. What is your blog about/what you write about
  3. How long you have been blogging
  4. Your most popular post
  5. Your social media accounts

I would love it and appreciate it if you could also to take a few minutes of your time answer a few questions about my blog to receive feedback:

  1. What is your fave blog post of mine?
  2. What do you like the most about my blog?
  3. What kind of posts would you like to see more of?
  4. Other questions you have for me

Let me start out with mine and you can go ahead and share yours below in the comment section 🙂

So my blog name is called Be-you-tiful and here is my link: beyoutiful

My blog is called Be-you-tiful because I’m a girl who always believes in being yourself. Beauty doesnt just come from your looks but its mainly about your personality and how you shine as a unique individual. Every person should have something different about themselves whether its your personality, academics, talents, etc.. I believe those are the things that make you beautiful and stand out from the rest of the crowd. I know each and very one of you have something unique about yourselves so please don’t hesitate to share your ideas/talents/creativity on here and while blogging because that’s what blogging is all about and we inspire and learn from one another, encouraging each other to become our better version of ourselves! I write about many different things such as fashion, beauty, fitness, general things as well as the talents that are special to me which are photography, DIY, OOTD, Poetry, Drawings, etc.

It’s been about 8 months since I created my blog and it’s been an amazing experience! I’m currently a Masters student and have about 6 months to go so it’s a bit hard to balance out the two but I’m def able to make it work 🙂

If you would like to know more about me, feel free to explore my About Me section of my blog 🙂

My most popular posts: Spain & India Trip Part 2: Madrid 🙂

Nature Photography: Beauty of Autumn

I’m hoping throughout this blogging journey that I could get to know and connect with many bloggers on here and become best of friends! I’m a very genuine and understanding girl so anytime you want to talk, feel free to just drop a message in my email and will get back to you at the earliest! ❤ If you haven’t already and especially to my new fan followers, please feel free to connect with me on Instagram: The Beyoutiful Blog and on Facebook: Beyoutiful! 

Looking forward to reading your answers and introductions! 🙂 Would love if you could all take some time to check out each other’s blogs and connect with one another!

I actually have decided to postpone announcing the award winners for the titles, Blogger of the Year and Blogger of the Month so stay tuned next week for further details 🙂

Can’t wait to see you all at my blog party ❤

xoxo,

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Happy Diwali to all of my lovely Indian bloggers!!

Hello to my lovely blog friends!

Maha here again 🙂 I just wanted to wish all my Indian bloggers as well as friends a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali!! ❤ Hope you all have an amazing, fun filled day with your loved ones and don’t forget to eat those delicious mouth-watering sweets & light up those colorful firecrackers 🙂

Diwali is the festival of lights that Hindus celebrate in all parts of India and all over the world! As I’m a South Indian, we do celebrate it today but wanted to wish in advance to all my fellow North Indians/Others 🙂 I will be posting a blog post on Diwali ethnic outfits next week ❤

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Also, wanted to announce that I WILL BE HAVING A BLOG PARTY THIS SUNDAY TO CELEBRATE THE FACT THAT BEYOUTIFUL HAS REACHED 1K and I WILL BE DONE WITH FINALS ON FRIDAY!!!

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 22nd from 12am to Monday Oct. 23 12am

WHERE: Here on my blog post at thebeyoutifulgal.wordpress.com

WHO: All my current friends/bloggers as well as all the other amazing bloggers out there!

Bring some food and drinks and am sure we will have a blast this weekend!

Also, I’ve decided to create my own title awards of THE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR 2017 and THE BLOGGER OF THE MONTH! I will announce the winners of these two titles on Sunday so stay tuned 🙂

That’s it for today and can’t wait to see you all there at the party this Sunday! ❤ 🙂

Until then,

xoxo,

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