Hope you all liked this look, Let's now scroll down for the Q&A.
I am grateful to my lovely family, friends, fans and followers for all the thoughtful birthday messages ; ) you made my day more special!
Also, Thank you so much to everyone who contributed questions!! I couldn't answer every single question, so I picked some of the most popular ones. As I am officially Twenty-Seven, I figured I’d compile a little list of 27 things you might wanna know about me.
Alright! Let's do this.
1. What’s your real name?
This is a strange way to start the Q&A I know, but I'll do it anyway as I have answered this question almost a million times. Is Dixika your real name? and every time I say YES! This is my birth name given by my maternal aunt (maasi) and I love her for giving me such an exclusive one-of-a-kind name. (pronounced as dix-ika)
2. One thing you're grateful for?
This LIFE! I am grateful to be alive and healthy, grateful to live the life of my dreams, no matter how many hurdles I had to cross each time to achieve something, I am still grateful and forever will be.
3. Do you get recognized by people when you’re out?
Ummm Yes! It has happen a lot of times, every now and then, at public places like shopping malls and movie theaters and sometimes off stage during the events I host and every time someone come to me I get this butterfly feeling and I love you guys for that. If you ever see me, please don’t hesitate to say hello! I love meeting y’all out and about!
4. What do you eat in a day and do you work out?
I have been eating quite unhealthy and impromptu meals for sometime now and I don't work out at this point of time, However when I do, i try to maintain a balance of diet and exercise. will definitely talk more about it once I start it again.
5. What do you do for living?
I work as a freelance anchor to pay my bills and live my life my way. I have been financially independent for almost a decade now and trust me it's one of the most satisfying feeling in the world.
6.What are your favorite makeup products?
I'm really not a makeup geek, I love doing makeup but not a hoarder. I have a few makeup items in my vanity, out of which some of my favorites are : Mac Studio Fix Foundation (I can't do without it), NYX SMLC lip colors, L'Oreal Paris Eyeliner, Anastasia BH Contour Pallete (I use it for almost everything -contour, conceal, highlight, brows) and Mary Luo Manizer Highlighter.
7. How do you tackle Haters, Stress and Negative vibes.?
I haven't come across any hater till date so don't really know about that but yes Stress and Negative vibes are a part of my everyday life, I try to keep myself occupied with things that matters to me and that makes me happy. I try and write down my thoughts on a piece of paper to avoid a mess in my head, going out and meeting friends have also helped me. Lately, I have been going through a lot of stress and anxiety and trying something to get out of it. Will definitely talk about it in a special post once I see the results.
8. What did you got as a Birthday Present this year? Okay so I have been following a tradition for years to gift myself something I need on my Birthday, the gift actually depends on my need and budget. Trust me it's the most satisfying feeling in the world, try it! Gift yourself something this birthday and yes don't forget to gift wrap!
9. Are you dating anyone?
Not at the moment.
10.Where are your favorite places to shop?
I am not a brand crazy however I usually don't do street shopping, not because of the quality of outfits but because of the people in the market, I can't go to crowded places, I just feel uncomfortable being around with so many strangers. Coming back to the question, I love shopping at Zara, Forever 21, H&M and SRStore.com to name a few.
11.Do you sing?
Haha. Yes i love singing, I am one of those who sing when the music is already playing especially in the car, I love to sing along to the radio.
12. Who takes pictures for your blog?
When I started my blog Ujjwal (my younger brother) used to click all my pictures, over the time I worked with many photographers.
13.What are your Hobbies apart from blogging?
I love decorating my space (if you follow me on snapchat you must have seen my studio, I also love designing outfits for me and styling looks for photographs.
14. Do you live with your parents?
Yes I do.
15. Favorite place you’ve traveled to and would recommend?
I love traveling to new places, every place leaves a stamp on my heart, I have memories with every place i have been to. No matter how much I want to travel internationally I would love to explore my own country this coming year and I would certainly recommend you all to travel more within your own country, especially if you're an Indian like me there are endless options available.
16. How do you make money by blogging?
Few years back blogging was just another hobby but a lot has changed in past few years. I started my blog as a window to showcase my everyday pictures, style and travel stories. Later I got to know that I can earn too. Voila!
You can read more about How and When to monetize your blog here.
17.What are your favorite movies?
Ummm It's quite hard to name a few, I am a Bollywood fan. Love all the romantic flick, i like comedy too but I just can't watch action movies or Hollywood Horror. Few movies I can watch again and again are Tum Bin, Jab We Met, Twilight, and Begin Again.
18.Who do you love the most?
My baby dog : Spikey, she's my one true love and now my newborn niece Nia too.
19.Why don't you upload more YouTube videos.?
I would love to! I just haven’t set aside the time it takes to do more. If I’m being honest, I need help with filming and editing, I am little uncomfortable with these tech stuff.
I’m going to be hiring a few people in the next month or so, an assistant and a full time photographer. So I’m hoping to get more out to you soon once I'm ready to take the next step.
20.What made you switch your career path from anchoring to blogging?
I haven't switched my path yet, I am very much working as an anchor. You can take it as perks of being a freelancer, I have been multitasking and happily working as an Anchor, Entrepreneur and now a Fashion Blogger.
21. What are you obsessed with?
Dogs, I LOVE Dogs <3
22. How tall are you?
I am 164cm tall
23. What's your favorite cuisine/food?
I love eating but I am not junkie, I am very bad with experimenting when it comes to food, I order the regular stuff or I eat with recommendations. Currently I love lebanese Hummus, Pita and Falafel. I have a sweet tooth so I love eating cakes, ice creams, waffles.
24. What is your favorite part about blogging?
Photography, I love getting photographed.
25. What is your dream travel destination?
I would love to travel everywhere in the world but I think European countries are on my list for the longest time, especially since I've visited Switzerland and Paris I am waiting to travel to other countries too. I would also love to visit New York, London, Maldives, and Hawaii.
26. How do you afford the clothes and other fashionable stuff.?
Just like everyone else, I buy all my clothes, bags, accessories and other fashionable stuff within my means based on my income, if they’re not gifted to me by friends, family or at times brands I work with. (The ratio is 90-10)
27. How different is your real life from the life that you show on social media?
I won't say my real life is different from the life I show on social media as whatever I share with you guys is the life i live,as it is. However I only share about few minutes or maybe few hours of my day with you, there's definitely much more than that. What you see on social media is just part of my life (or anybody's life for that matter) not my full life. Always Remember that.
Hope you all enjoyed knowing me.
I will try and write more personal post here for you all.