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Shabana Mukhtar here, ready to chat about today’s daily prompt: What brands do you associate with?

Ah, the wonderful world of brands, where some are as alluring as a siren’s call, and others are as forgettable as yesterday’s leftovers. So, what brands do I associate with, you ask? Well, grab a cup of coffee (or your preferred beverage of choice), because this answer might just take a few sips to get through.

Brand Association? Nah, Not My Thing

First things first, let’s address the elephant in the room—I’m not here to peddle brands or cozy up to them. My little blog? Yeah, it’s a brand-free zone. I’m not a sellout, you see, because no brand has shown even the slightest interest in buying a piece of my witty, sarcastic kingdom. And that’s perfectly fine with me because who needs brand royalties when you’ve got the satisfaction of being your own boss, am I right? Ha!

The Not-So-Affectionate Affiliation

Now, let’s talk about brand affection. There was a time when I was quite the connoisseur of certain products, particularly in the realm of skincare and haircare. You know, the kind that comes in fancy bottles with promises of eternal youth and luscious locks. Ah, yes, I used to frequent a certain French company for my beauty needs. But then, 2020 rolled around, and things got a bit complicated.

You see, Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, decided to take a stand on a matter close to my heart—the right to show cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Now, I’m all for freedom of speech, but when it clashes head-on with my belief system, well, that’s when things get dicey. Macron’s defense didn’t quite sit well with me, to put it mildly. So, what did I do? I did what any self-respecting, principled individual would do—I boycotted all things French.

The French Boycott

And just like that, my once-beloved French beauty products found themselves in the exile bin. The serums, creams, and shampoos that once graced my bathroom shelf were unceremoniously replaced. It was a farewell tinged with a hint of sadness, as I waved goodbye to the pampering rituals I’d cherished for so long. But hey, principles come first, right?

So, to answer the question of which brands I associate with, I’d say, “None, really.” My blog remains blissfully brand-free, and as for beauty products, well, I’ve bid adieu to the French fare in favor of aligning with my beliefs. After all, there’s more to life than brand loyalty, and sometimes, taking a stand can be the most brand-worthy thing of all.

And there you have it, a brand story with a sprinkle of wit and a dash of sarcasm. Until next time, my fellow brand-free warriors! 🚫🛍️😉


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