Sunday, June 24, 2018

Woozworld Selfie Quiz Answers



Hey, This isn't a Woozworld blog at all but I talk about all that interests me and since woozworld blogs seem to not be a thing anymore, I'll share from time to time answers of quizzes that I find, here's the recent 'Selfie Quiz' which also seems to be a quest that I'll complete on June 25th, 2018, thanking everyone that has helped me get these answers!



1. In what year was "selfie" named 'Word of the Year' by the Oxford Dictionaries?

Ans 1: 2013


2. On what day is Selfie Day celebrated (month/day)?

Ans 2: June 21


3. What selfie accessory has been banned at Disney parks? 

Ans 3: Selfie Stick


4.  In what year was Snapchat initially released?
Ans 4: 2011


5. What nature photographer found himself at the center of a copyright lawsuit surrounding the "selfie monkey"?

Ans 5: David Slater 


6. At the 2014 Academy Awards, an iconic celeb selfie was taken, which included Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Lupita Nyong'o. Who posted the photo?

Ans 6: Ellen Degenres


7. True or False: Selfies didn't exist before the creation of smartphones.

Ans 7: False 

8. What celebrity has the most selfies on Instagram?

Ans 8: Kylie Jenner

9. Who is credited with the very first selfie?

Ans 9: Robert Cornelius 

10. In what year was Selfie Day started?

Ans 10: 2014



And the prize is:








That's it folks! Till next time~


-Sarahtutty Woozworld 



Friday, February 23, 2018

Review of BodyShop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash


BodyShop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash Review


I was touring a mall, and then I entered BodyShop, the usual vibe given from it of stacks of fancily named products stashed in various kinds of intricate bottles, an invisible hand pulling anybody that enters to just give up and buy everything in sight, I needed a face wash, and I also heard that tea tree does wonders in clearing up acne and oily residue, which was exactly what I was facing at the time, so my eyes landed on a green bottle of Tea Tree Facial Wash in a miniscule wine green bottle. I didn't even spend much time scouring the shop and I had already found what I needed.


Frontside



As seen above, it doesn't really have an illustration/graphic image at the front but at the side of leave which I'm guessing are Tea Tree leaves, 'Tea Tree' is in bold green letters, the font really gives off an aesthetic sense though, that's one of the reasons why BodyShop's products look so tempting often without a graphic image to accompany it. It has skin clearing facial wash below the title written in English and French, and then goes to state the main ingredients present for the treatment 'With purifying tea tree oil from the the foothills of Mount Kenya', oh BodyShop, always the one with such lavish words. It contains 60 ml / 2.0 fl oz. of the product. The container is made of sturdy plastic with a black contrasting generic cap at the top. 

Backside





The backside is where BodyShop engraves it means of contacting etc. and I've noticed that there is a 'pull me' type of slip that you pull perhaps in hopes they might reveal you some dark secrets, but no it's just the license and ingredients only. 


Review

I have been using this product for about 5 months now, but honestly speaking, this review might still be a tad inaccurate because I haven't been using it constantly, but then again this product is one of those products that AREN'T supposed to be used frequently. This tea tree facial wash should be used occasionally on those days where your breakouts seem to be extreme and you've tried everything but your stubborn acne refuses to leave your skin. What I did mostly was that I mixed it with my main facial wash (yes, I didn't keep this one as my main one, my main one was Himalaya's ....) and it did turn out well enough, because I realised that when I used it alone, it didn't lather enough or seem like it had affected me at all because of the minute sized pint that you're suggested to use it in. However, if you do mix it with another daily face wash (which you should certainly have alongside this, having this alone as your only face wash is not what I'd recommend), it'd act like a solvent and evenly spread this across your face allowing it to work its magic evenly throughout your facial skin. From what I have researched, any product related to Tea Tree might have a stinging feeling at the beginning which is a good thing since the product is actually working to remove all the clogged up debris from inside your pores, but with this one I had realised that all it did was just make my face dryer after I had washed it away, the stinging feeling was extremely brief after application, and very insignificant. It could be because I have a combination skin (oily T zone and nose, while other parts are just dry), but overall, this product didn't work its magic on me.

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Disclaimer: I bought this product at its original price and am reviewing it solely for my own interest. This review is fully unbiased and by no means relates to an advertisement of the product.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A Teenage Travel Perspective: Mashhad, Iran

Our flight was at 1:00 AM, that meant that we were already into the next day as soon as we arrived, according to Iran time, we landed at 1:58 AM.




Due to my dazed state of mind having been taken over by the movie Boss Baby on the airplane, I had for an instance forgotten that I was traveling, also, the external surroundings view of the Airplane field from the plane window and above the stairs didn't differ greatly from the view in my home country, which wasn't the case with other countries that I had travelled to as they'd differ in the strip lightings, scenery, transport vehicle models etc. but I soon realized that we weren't in my home country when a strong gust of wind hit me in my face. The temperature was around 20 deg Celsius. My home country is dry, there's absolutely no wind, even if it's in the AM's. I immediately felt relief from it. If I'm being honest, I didn't exactly want to come in the first place due to having travelled the previous summer and it being a pilgrimage, I convinced myself though as I'd have spent the rest of my summer slouching around watching anime or playing games, so obviously this was better. Since our aim from the beginning was pilgrimage along with a bit of touring, there were three ways we could've seeked it, one was to travel with an organized group in which the founder would take care of all the necessities, arrange the hotel reservations and meals, second was to travel solo (which might be for those that had come before and know the place fairly well), the third was through a private agent, which served the same purpose as traveling in a group, but minus the group. That was, undoubtedly the one we chose. An agent was to grant us a personal driver that would be fluent in Persian and an eloquent speaker of our native language, and then drive us to the places we wanted, as well as our hotel and meal arrangements would be taken care of. Our main goal for Mashhad was to visit the Shrine of Imam Reza, so we also had the agent book a hotel close to it, which was Madineh-el-Reza Hotel. The airport was really long, but appeared barren. I spotted a lazer treatment center and couldn't help but laugh. Who would've thought that a traveler would travel all the way to Iran just to get a transplant at the airport and then leave? Simply admirable. After security scans and passport processing, our driver greeted us and assisted us to his van. The clothing at the airport was trendy and up-to-date, but as we drove closer to the shrine, the clothing gradually changed to more religious ones, specifically women, which was mostly chador, but burkas and hijabs were also seen. 


I do want to add that the Iranian population is more than 80% Shi'ite Muslims, so almost everyone walking the grounds outside the shrine was Shi'ite. Our hotel was really elegant from the inside as everything was dressed in a fancy gold theme with a large Quran seen at the center of the lobby. 


The receptionists were also very kind to us and led us to a suite room with one being my parents' bedroom and the other being me and my sibling's. It also had a fantastic view from outside the window. 


We had to then eat as my brother hadn't had much in the airplane, so we set our luggage and stuff in our rooms then headed out to eat food, the dawned streets of Mashhad were leaking slightly with some sewage water and there were water taps out in the open, the city gave off a very suburban look and people were sleeping on the benches. We stopped at a restaurant called 'Power Pizza' and tasted their Pepperoni pizza, personally I didn't like it, but my brother did. 


After that, we returned to the hotel room and slept. After waking up in the afternoon, we had to visit the shrine. My mother was very desperate to touch the shrine, so we did our ablution then went there to pray and touch the 'zarih' (metal bars...), which was the most difficult part. The shrine was absolutely beautiful externally and internally, the <globe> was carved out of real gold, while the structure had exotic Persian patterns engraved upon it, and here, ALL the ladies were wearing chador unlike the case outside the shrine. 



There was an enormous carpet inside covering almost all the ground space that marked the outside of the zarih, I grabbed a white plastic bag for me and my mother to put our footwear in (we had to carry them around with us because of the possible risk of them getting stolen or lost) then prayed. It was very long since I'd prayed outside and it was really a beautiful experience with the cool breeze flowing around me. Then we had to touch the zarih, we descended inside the zarih area, the place was packed as expected. We both headed towards the zarih, as we got closer and closer, the crowd became wilder and more packed, this sea of people had one aim; and that was to touch the zarih. We moved through the crowd, being pushed here and there and getting jabbed everywhere, my mother was panicking, but eventually she got to touch the zarih when the frontal people left and I managed to tap it and recite my 'duas' (islamic supplication). Everyone was exhausted after the task, but I was entranced by the landscape outside the shrine and so captured Mashhad's beautiful layout. 


Then since we were going to keep the day light after a hectic visit to the shrine, we decided to walk the Shirazi Avenue which was outside the shrine, most of the items being sold were islamic things like rings, hijabs and accessories and turbat (a holy sand structure used by Shi'ite Muslims to pray on). We entered a Umid Complex, a mall nearby and there were slightly more people-friendly things like clothes, perfumes, makeup etc. but not a big difference really. Rings were Iran's specialty so there was no surprise that shops sold those in abundance. 



We then went home to sleep. Next day we were then supposed to go to Torghabeh bazaar which was Mashhad's local bazaar tourist spot. It was really hot, but the shade of the bazaar compensated for that. There were Iran's special ingredients and spices like Saffron, candies, Turmeric etc. which I was honestly not interested in, then we saw synthetic fur shops, a couple of clothing stores and their stones rings, we purchased whatever we wanted. Their shopping wasn't that great, but for those interested in a country's traditional things, it'd work out well. 




For lunch, our personal driver brought us to an exquisite place called '...'. Enduring Masshad's hot weather for a while now, this place was like heaven to us! There were tiny condensing water sprays everywhere, the floor and the environment were damp inside, along with lots of water fountain structures of the historical figures of Iran. We were beaming with happiness as we entered. 




They brought us to a traditional bench that overlooked a pristine cascading waterfall. 
We ordered Iran's specialty, Chillu and Kubideh Kebabs with Saffron Rice and Irani Bread and then sat to relax our tiring muscles. 


This time, the food was as appetizing as it looked. A thing to note is that Iranians do not specialize in fast foods, we've also been validated that by countless local people themselves, their traditional foods consisting of luscious kebab should be enough to keep you filled there. After food, we went closer to the waterfall to snap a couple of pictures. 



We then headed back to our street and again decided to roam by ourselves at night in more complexes nearby.


 That marked the end of the day. The next day we kept for the more fitting shopping at Kuwaiti Bazaar or more officially the 17th Shahrivar Square, first we ate the arranged breakfast buffet of the hotel, there were loads of salads, cereals, eggs, the item I loved most was their hot chocolate milk.

We visited Nishapur briefly first where the water of shifa (healing water) was flowing and everyone was hurrying there with big empty bottles, we didn't bring one so we purchased one and pushed through the people to get ourselves some water. One more thing whoever visits this country needs to know is that you need to be tough and alert there, as you would never get to achieve your task if you're not because everyone is in a hurry and no one leaves the especially religious places alone. We didn't take many pictures at Nishapur, because well, everyone was absorbed in the religious duties to be performed there. But the place was built for tourist use too as there were loads of camel monuments on the way up and pot shops, also at the top there was a park, where the water of Shifa was at. My brother insisted he wanted to buy a ring, so we had to go to those shops. Our driver came along with us to help us decide which ring was best and not fake, despite our many attempts to shrug him off, he didn't leave. Oh well...

We then headed to the Kuwaiti Bazaar, it was very busy with people and way more crowded than the markets outside the shrine near our hotel. Gave the look of a real  busy town square. My father had to stop at a pharmacy for something, but not many understood the meaning of that in English, so we looked it up in the Persian-English dictionary as 'Dar-WaKhanna' (Pharmacy). Everything looked quite mediocre and I really think my home country has better to offer in terms of products, however their shoes were really cool. They had the copies of Adidas and Nike and they looked fantastic, they might not be the real deal but they'd do. I nudged my brother to go ahead and pick some for himself, but he being the stubborn person didn't listen, and I was already overloaded with shoes myself so we left without any. I absolutely do recommend anyone visiting to get their shoes, they've got style and durability both. We then headed to a fountain nearby to take some pictures. 



On the way my father had lost his bag of medicines that he'd purchased. So we asked an Iranian family on the way, they were extremely kind and did their best to help us even though they didn't know English (and that's the case with half the population by the way), and we traded it back to the shop we left last and there it was. The entire day was spent in touring the shopping centers and bazaars on that street.

After walking along to the outside bazaar, we started going inside shopping centers. Again we encountered another, this time branded shop, of all the shoes, but they were at the original rates' prices unlike the bazaar, and there was no guarantee whether they were the originals or duplicates. We turned to leave to another vast mall, but like 1% of the traffic of the bazaar was only present inside. We noted that malls were usually left empty unlike the bazaars, we'd never seen such a thing in countries we had visited before as malls are where the crowd always is at.


We got down to the last floor after aimlessly wandering around the shops that had nothing of our interest. The last floor was much more extraordinary than the top floors, it had a beautiful grass tank at the start. 


Then we saw a blue fadedly lit section, as we entered we were surprised by the full aquariums with exotic fish of Iran swimming around. What did we do? Yes, like normal people, we took pictures of the whole thing. 




After coming out, we were greeted by music coming from amidst a circle of people heavily crowded around the source. We tried to look at what the band performing this, but couldn't even get a glimpse of it due to every inch of view being blocked by people. Well, that was compensated for by how pleasant the music was, so we stood at the sidelines and recorded the thing. 

And then I got to the hotel and watched a livestream of Family Guy 24/7 on YouTube. It was an absolutely beautiful trip, I learnt somewhat about how people live there, although I'd complain about the food as there's not much variety there except Kebabs, those taste delicious too, but someone that gets tired of the same food again and again should have some arrangements with them because the fast food there isn't good at all. 

If you enjoyed this post, please do let me know in the comments so I'd make a post about the second city of Iran: Kelardasht. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

Till next time then, fellas~

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Top 3 Own Conspiracy Theories


Here is a list of top ten conspiracy theories that I have made up that would really make you question the facts that you have learnt about from the start. No one is stupid when they speak out their conspiracy theories, they simply express what they feel like might be true on a minute percentage, so is the case here. I know the actual 'truth' and that's what I'll keep believing in unless there's proof for otherwise.

1) That the world is just a simulation for you.


Whoever you interact with and whatever you see is all staged for you only. It's like a highly professional movie that you are in and everyone around you is a very qualified actor and they know that they have to create good and bad scenarios for you so that you don't suspect a thing, all the news, all the relationships you have, celebrities, people you've seen, events, everything is staged for you to believe in. Your past, present and future is all lies.

Everyone knows what's up, they know that they're fooling you in a very clever way, you believe everything you see in front of you, but nothing is true. The truth is that you're just idly standing in a black surrounding, your eyes closed and all that's happening right now since the moment you left your mother's womb is a world that's made just for you.

Nothing is real except you.




2) Space isn't what you believe it to be. 


Yes, yes I know what you're about to say, you'd probably say that there's hundreds of real life photos of the galaxy, planets, meteorites and science has backed up all of their existence.

But how can we guarantee that all the pictures you've seen of space are real? The people that have travelled to space are 563 (Evidence from Google) , they might all be part of the game and told to only say what should be said, the usual and not the truth.

The telescope might have a very intelligently made film that moves wherever you point it to, and the shapes of outwardly floating objects around the world we live in called 'planets' have only recently been brainstormed by the NASA to be round rocks that have certain temperatures and conditions, look a certain way inwardly and outwardly, and have programmed all satellites that are sent outside the earth to send back these pictures in a different form or from different angles. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (If it's considered a planet any longer) are all hoaxes that have been thought of by NASA.

The moon landing by Neil Armstrong is fake. That is because firstly, there were no stars in the sky like we are led to believe. Secondly, the flag started to wave, but how's that possible when air particles don't exist in space? Also in Neil Armstrong's helmet, you can see stage light hanging from the roof. There are also shadows going everywhere in different directions but the only main source of light should really have been only the sun itself.

We might not know the reality of what exists outside this earth, but whatever we've been taught of to exist, are all a deception to everybody on the earth to lead them to astray from the truth.




3) All the terrorist groups planting explosions and killing people are actually distractions to a bigger event about to unfold.


ISIS, KKK, all of their attacks and miseries that they have occurred throughout the years are actually just distractions and they are to be thought as the worst things possible now, taking our minds off the fact that there might be a far bigger trouble brewing up somewhere in the depths of the world, like a nuclear bomb that'd wipe off the entire world, or the creation of a full fledged monster




Casual Teen Hijabi Outfit Styles

Ofcourse what I post might not appeal to everybody from the Muslim community and might even be a subject of offense to some, I fully acknowledge that fact and also want to say that these are simply clothes in my line of ethics and beliefs, some might find the clothes to be inappropriate or not modest enough, and some might find the styles to not be fashionable enough to be made into a post, some will say altogether that dressing up in colourful/fancy clothes is haram as the zeena of woman should not be seen, and that only an abaya should be worn when out, the last one is not wrong at all and I actually recommend that, because that's the right way actually. I am by no means promoting dressing in tight/colourful clothes, I'm simply listing all the styles I'm comfortable with going out with and lots of people in my surroundings and circumstances also are. This post is only for ideas for those who already sort of dress like that, don't take it offensively, scroll, read and let it go~ 

This is a list of 5 ideas for how to style and wear different garments with a hijab. Another list of 5 which will complete this whole post will arrive soon.


1) Flannel shirt and Jeans

This look is for those effortless days when you just want to throw on the first thing that you see in your closet and can't be bothered with dressing up.  Try to avoid skinny jeans shown in the pictures below and opt for looser fitting jeans, but it's really up to you.






2) Full Sleeved Knee-length Dress and Leggings

This is a fancier touch when you're heading towards more important events like a dinner party, a hangout with your friends or the mall. It's a very stylish outfit idea and really makes the wearer stand out. The only cons may be that the full sleeved dress is found by many to be quite warm, so avoid wearing such an outfit during summer in the outdoors or if you live in a hot country, in general avoid wearing it outdoors. If you want to look fancy and comfortable then scroll to the next option.







3) Knee-length Dress with Cardigan and Leggings 

 A very common look for hijabis in general that never goes old! It's the perfectly modest combo of style and comfort. Usually sported in public places like the malls and events. It's a look for the warm and cooler weathers both. In summers, this becomes a very breezy apparel when sleeveless dresses can be paired with a light-weighted cotton cardigan, as for cooler surroundings, a knitty cardigan would be worn instead along with jeans. The only con I can think of is the cardigan sleeping off during a strong breeze during colder times, so just replace the sleeveless dress with a half sleeved one instead. 






4) Short Shirt and Skirt

Sure, short shirts are definitely an option hijabis stray away from, and that IS a good thing. But if you find a stunning short shirt in the store and you really can't walk out without purchasing it and showing it off to your friends, here's a solution to wearing them: Skirts. Skirts are a saviour in such scenarios as they do not define the backside that the short shirt exposes unlike pants, and for additional measures, you could wear a longer tank top inside. Ofcourse, when you walk, skirts tend to reveal your ankles when they swish if not long enough, so you can wear opaque stockings or calf-high boots. 






5) Graphic Shirts and Pants

There are quite a number of amazing graphic shirts out there showcasing your interests like bands, singers, youtubers, movie/tv show characters etc. or simply a random cute graphic shirt you've seen and you might want to wear them out to represent them and support them. The merchandise makers rarely pay attention to the Muslim buyers and so their garments might not be tailored to meet our needs, but there are a few ways to tackle that, and those are shown below. 






I can safely say that almost all of my hijabs are from Ayisah For Hijab And Abaya, except for the 1st style (tree themed one) from point number three, and that is from Ben Harad and the 3rd one from point number five (the Ariel design just above this text) is from another amazing hijabi blogging site called Chai with Sahar

The clothes are all from Polyvore, a master website for really any clothing garment you want. 

This post wasn't sponsored by any of the above websites in any way, and is 100% legit written by me and websites all browsed and found by me. 

Thank you for reading! Hope you liked my styles and got some ideas for your next outfit. Comment below which style you like most, I'm interested in your opinions! 

Till next time then fellas~