Thursday, 30 June 2016

4th of July : Red, White and Blue Fashion

Red, White and Blue Fashion by zin-s

With the end of June comes the beginning of July which means the 4th of July! Whilst I'm not American, red, white and blue are also patriotic colours in Britain (at the moment.....) so this post is more about celebrating the great collaboration of these colours. 

Wearing these bold, block colours work so well and I think you should be able to wear them together without looking like a flag. Nonetheless, wearing them in a way that subtly hints at the flags colours, such as in this outfit, you'll be turning heads because of your great fashion sense instead. 

This outfit is also quite minimalist because there isn't any detail. Wearing a swimming costume into your outfit is an especially clever idea for summer. If you're going to the beach, a pool party or even the local swimming baths, it's an easy way to quickly get ready to make a splash.

Dressing for the 4th of July doesn't have to be done by wearing as many items as clothing with the flag on, but simply using the colours. 

What do you think of wearing these three colours together? 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

7 Quick and Easy Essential Beauty Tips

Good things don't come to people who don't try and the same goes with beauty. Unless you have been blessed with a natural beauty that doesn't change with age, emotions, or bad habits then the way to achieve then keep good hair and skin is by applying these 7 essential tips to your daily life.

If you're missing one or more of these tips in your routine then start doing it today. You'll soon realise that your beauty would not have been able to survive without it! 

Do you have any other essential tips that you would add to this list?

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Luna - Free Somebody MV Outfit

Luna - Free Somebody MV Outfit

Luna - Free Somebody MV Outfit by zin-s 

Luna has released her first solo album with the title track 'Free Somebody' and I cannot stop listening to it!  Everybody loves a good feel good pop song and that's exactly what it is. However, I am not reviewing the song in this post, but the outfit and how to achieve the same look without spending £225 on that DHL t-shirt.

Firstly, because the main feature of this outfit is the bright and bold statement t-shirt you want to find something similar. This doesn't have to have anything on it at all but the point of this outfit is centred around some sort of logo or symbol at least. 

To keep with the simplicity, the rest of the outfit is very easy to achieve. Team your top with some black shorts (I think Luna actually wears running shorts but denim is fine) and some block heels. This outfit has taken different elements of 80's fashion but brought them up to date with the current trends. 

Finally, put in your daring dangling earrings, some pretty pink lipstick and flattering false eyelashes and you're ready to go out and free somebody. 

I absolutely adore this look, do you?

Thursday, 2 June 2016

May Favourites | First Half Of The Year Review

As if it's June already? It feels like this year is flying by and soon I'll be doing an end of year review again, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Here are my favourite things from the first half of 2016 so far.

If you've been following my blog for a while then you'll know that I get dry hands often so I'm always searching for good quality hand treatments and Burt's Bees did not disappoint. I've only been applying it at night time (mostly because it's a bit pricey and I don't want to use it up really quickly) but within 3 days my very flaky hands became smooth and hydrated. 

Since, my hands have gone through phases of getting a bit drier but they have never once been as bad as they have been.

I had been searching for a lip balm that didn't have too much colour in it and I came across this one and it's perfect! I like to wear it on top of a lip tint during the day to add a bit more colour to it. This is the second one in the Nivea Fruity Shine range I have bought so go and have a look at the other colours they have to offer too.

For a few months, my skin started to break out in small white head spots and I tried a few spot treatments that did absolutely nothing so when I used this and it worked I was super happy. It initially reduces the inflammation of your spot and within a day it's dramatically reduced. I am usually left with a small mark where the spot was for a few days but that's fine with me. And since my breakouts keep happening, I'm very glad I have this.

I have done a review on this which you can read here. Though I found it isn't actually a peeling mask, it is a refreshing mask that truly makes your pores feel like they are breathing! I love using it once a week to help keep my face as clear as I can. 

I bought this from my trip to Liverpool where I visited Tate Modern. I love the design on it and I've been using it for all the pens and pencils I had laying around my bedroom. I would love to take this to college to show it off but everything I take there looses it's quality somehow, but I'm happy enough with it fitting in with the aesthetics in my bedroom.

Singing in the Rain

My grandparents lent me this DVD and it is such a good feel good and entertaining film. It's great to watch on a rainy afternoon when you're bored. The talent the actors have is on a completely different level to how it is nowadays and I was shocked at how actual humans could do some of the dances that they did. Because it's quite an old film, it's not very expensive so I would recommend going to buy it.

BABOSARANG Katcha and Chandy in Wonderland Diary

Unfortunately, this diary is no longer available but BABOSARANG (you can look at their range on have loads of great stationary items so have a look at their other diaries. I have loved the art and cuteness that the diary has and I would seriously be lost without it because I am using it daily.

My college course means that I'm not doing a lot of brain work and, for some odd reason, I missed my high school days where I was challenged in a range of subjects. I'm sure I can't be the only one who has thought this... Nonetheless, I bought this pocket puzzle book which has really challenged me and helped me to think in ways that I haven't done for a while.

Akdong Musician - Spring Vol.1

One of my favourite South Korean artists, Akdong Musician, have finally come back with a new album and it certainly has not disappointed me. As usual, they have brought a range of different styles and moods making it perfect to listen to at this time of year. I love listening to music that matches the weather. "Haughty Girl" is good for listening to in the rain whilst "How People Move" is a really upbeat song that I like dancing to alone in my room. Seriously, have a listen to their album.

What have your favourites been for the first six months of 2016? Let me know.