Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Pack and Go : Milan Fashion Week

Pack and Go : Milan Fashion Week

Pack and Go : Milan Fashion Week by zin-s 

It's fashion week season and this week it's Milan's turn. Not only would this look be perfect for viewing the new Spring/Summer 2016 collections but it's also great for any day trip in a sunny city.

Some key trends in this outfit include the long-pleated skirt and a touch of sportiness (which is great for making you feel sporty when you're not). 

I have gone for a navy and white colour scheme for the outfit with compliments of gold jewellery. Nude is the make-up pallet you should have for the entire look to be polished. Finally, stop the sun from stealing your view with some sunnies.

Would do you think of the trends in this look and would you wear them on your next city break?

Thursday, 18 February 2016

5 Tips on How to Have a Healthier Lifestyle

Sometimes we get so carried away with life that we don't notice that our mental and physical health should be a lot better. Uninspiring daily tasks can lead us to feel unmotivated and unhappy when we do get time to rest. It's also hard to try and change your lifestyle especially as a student or if you have a demanding job. I have got 5 simple tips that will be easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

Take a moment to feel still.
Whether it's whilst you're on the bus, in the shower, about to go to bed or whenever you remember, appreciate it the feeling of not having to think about something. Take a long deep breath in and fill your lungs with that feeling, slowly breathe out and let your body relax. Do this a few times as often as you can. Though it might not seem much, it will help to calm and relax your mind even for just a moment.

Make small changes to your diet.
This has always been a hard thing for me to do and I think it's the same for most people on this planet. Even so, take a food diary (not everyday but a few times a week) by recording everything you eat and drink. Have a look and see if you could reduce the amount of snacks you eat or swap them for healthier ones such as fruit, nuts, or chopped vegetables (e.g carrots). By becoming a bit more aware of what you eat each day can help you get a bit more self control too.

Drink more water.
If you do anything on this list then this is the most important and the easiest. Take an ergonomic water bottle with you everywhere you go (Disclaimer: I am not sponsoring First, my Dad worked for them a while back). An ergonomic water bottle is best for the environment and you can save money on buying drinks from cafe's and vending machines. I like to keep my water bottle in the fridge so whenever I'm thirsty it's easy to access. If you'd prefer a warm drink then herbal and fruit teas are great. I also like to put honey in hot water for a nice sweet warm drink.

Do more things that make you happy.
Making your way through the week without being able to look forward to something at the weekend does not make you motivated. It's very easy nowadays to quickly search for free things to do in surrounding cities so go ahead and look for something you'd love to do. You could also try and set some time aside on an evening to do a hobby, therefore you'll be thinking positively all day whilst looking forward to doing it.

Exercise can help you sleep better.
Exercise in itself is great so if you have no problem sleeping then you should still try and fit in some active time. Release stress by doing something active or even a simple bit of yoga. I have an app called 'Seven' which you spend 7 minutes a day doing a work out with different exercises. It's great if you don't want to go to the gym or if you don't have a lot of time. To be honest - I sometimes do the workout in my pyjamas.... Your body will rest well if you tire it out with exercise.

Let me know your results!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Valentine's Day Date Night Looks

Following on with the theme of Valentine's Day essentials for those of you who are struggling for ideas - here's two night looks to impress your sweetheart or to dance away your worries of finding a significant other.

Perfect for a girl's night out - or 'Galentine's Day' as Polyvore liked to phrase it. All the details can be found on my Polyvore.

Planning on stealing someone's heart? This look is perfect for a sexy and sultry style, guaranteed to make anyone's eyes fall on you. The details for this outfit are also on my Polyvore

- Zin 

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him & Her

Valentine's day is this weekend and if you're someone who needs to be prepared for this celebration of romance then here are a few quick gift ideas to give the one you love.

Cucumber Mug - £6.00

In my opinion you can never go wrong with a mug. Unless the person you're giving it to has too many mugs. Like me. But I'd still be thrilled if I received one and even more so if it had a bad pun like this one from Paperchase. Make this gift more special by buying your loved one's favourite tea blend, coffee or hot chocolate with some marshmallows, biscuits or chocolates.

I'm the type of person who would buy this for myself, if I'm honest, because it's super cute! I think this would be a great Valentine's day present for someone who you've been with for a few years and have tired out all other loving ideas from past years.

How could I not include chocolate in this list? But because it's a special day don't just buy any old chocolates - get really good quality ones! Somehow a 57p chocolate bar doesn't say 'I love you' as much as £12 boxed heart shaped chocolates from a top-end brand.

For something a bit more personal and special - get a necklace! Z for Accessorize has some of the best jewellery I've seen and you won't hurt your bank account either. If you and your lover are still new to each other and you don't want to splash out too much but still want to give them something special then this is a great choice.

Some men have no knowledge on skin care so if you get them skin care products they will feel like they are receiving something that will be worthwhile. Maybe you have even noticed that their skin isn't the best so it will actually help them.

Beauty products in a box like this feels a lot more special than buying the products and wrapping them up yourselves for some reason. This gives them a chance to have a few good quality products and feel really good whilst using them - knowing that their lover had bought them.

And finally, another product that I think you can never go wrong with... in theory at least. Candles are great because they can make someone feel like they should have their own relaxation time and are more likely to do so if they receive a candle (at least I feel that way anyway). However, make sure the scent isn't something they wouldn't like or that's too strong.

To all the people celebrating Valentine's day - have a good time and I hope these gift ideas have helped you in that last minute rush! I certainly know that I will enjoy my date with my Laptop...