My 707AVE Interview

I’m very excited to announce my feature on the recently launched 707AVE. From fashion to lifestyle 707AVE will quickly become your online go-to publication for inspiration. Check out my interview where I discuss my beauty routine, blogging and my vision for the future of The Blush Diaries. Here’s a little snippet for you:

What inspired you to start blogging?
I always wanted a career that involved high levels of creativity and a lot of energy. I didn’t really feel fulfilled in my corporate job and decided to switch over to something that excites me: fashion. While searching for a job in the fashion industry, I started blogging and loved it. In March 2014, I finally decided to forge my own path and turn The Blush Diaries into a business.

Head over to 707AVE to read the full interview. Thank you for your continuous love, encouragement and support. It’s been a hell of a ride so far and I couldn’t have done it without you all!

xo Rania

My Blogging Journey on 707AVE

Rendezvous

Maison BagatelleOn my 28th birthday, I am ready to be a year older. I remember some days of fear, trepidation and utter confusion throughout my life. But I also recall a lot of love, moments of genuine happiness and truth. There were times when I couldn’t wait to be older and others where I wished I could turn back time or at least will it to stay still. I can finally say that I’m in the best place I’ve ever been, not just because my life is filled with extraordinary people but also with profound experiences. I am ready to learn new things, to be better in every aspect of my life and to accept all challenges with grace and courage.

The sweet and talented Ruta of The Black Book Dubai has featured me on her blog today to discuss everything from fashion to blogging, follow the link to check it out! Rendezvous with Rania

With all my love,

Rania Xo

*A Special Thanks to Maison Bagatelle for sharing their beautiful space for this photoshoot.

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Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie

There has been a juicing craze in the past couple of years, but I am not big on drinking juice and never got on that bandwagon. I don’t eat quite enough fruits and so I wanted a delicious recipe for a smoothie that I would really enjoy drinking often. My sister-in-law is a nutritionist and after discussing it with her, she explained that although juicing helps you acquire your recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables, you lose the fiber and some of the nutrients. She advised me to stick to smoothies instead (not as a meal replacement, of course).  I usually like to add fruits to plain yogurt or cereal for breakfast, and that’s how I got the idea for this smoothie.

Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1/3 Avocado (about 4 medium-size slices)
  • A handful of Ice

Serving Size: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes 

For those who do not like the taste of almond milk, you can replace it with regular or soy milk, but you will need to add honey for sweetness. If you prefer your smoothie a bit chunky, then don’t mix it in the blender for too long and you can even eat it with a spoon. This recipe yields a big portion so make sure to share!

I hope you enjoy my strawberry blueberry smoothie, and I would love to hear your feedback or any alternative variations you come up with.

xo Rania