13 December 2017


alice catherine lizzy hayfield shot from the street best uk fashion bloggers

It's hard to say the exact reason as to why I started blogging, to be honest it's a whole number of different reasons. One thing, I do know that is that I was very much inspired blogs (duh). Youtube, has definitely taken over the world but it's got nothing on blogs. I always find myself going back and back to reading blogs.

For me, my blog is somewhere I can make externalise my thoughts, creative and feelings. It helps me to make sense of my saturated mind but not only that it's my own platform. It feel refreshing to have full control, of all the aspects and how I choose to present myself on this little space. I wanted to share some of the blogs that have been fully engrossed my attention and left me wanting to up my blogging game.

Shot From the Street : Not only is Lizzy, doing her own thing and may I add very well, she makes everything look good (her sense of style I could write a whole post dedicated to her style, it's goals - and yes I have just said goals). She is creating incredible content, I love how I can just go to her blog and go through the photos and be inspired because the visuals are so good that they tell their own story. You know what, it almost feels like going through someone's personal photo album, there something magical and personal about it. I am obsessed with her aesthetic!!! It's really nice because it's so easy to fall into a trap when you're blogging to produce ''typical'' content that will get the clicks and likes and she stepping far far away from that it's a fresh breath of air.

3 blogs you have to reading

In my Sunday Best : I very recently came across Sade's blog, and boy have I been missing out on a lot. She has this way of writing that makes her content feel so important, that you just have to stop and read it. But it's delivered in lighthearted way so that it's easy to take in. I have lost many hours, catching up with all her old posts. A hidden gem. 

Alice Catherine : Another more recent discovery, is Alice Catherine. I first came across Alice on Instagram and I very quickly fell in love with her natural very real in that girl next door way. She seems so normal and relatable. I adore her blog, her writing comes across as very natural and friendly. It's almost as if I having a chat with a old friend. What I love the most about blogging is the realness and rawness - I feel like a lot blogs have become so edited and Alice is bringing a bit of that old school blogging back, and I am here for that. If you haven't checked her blog out, I recommend you don't waste anymore time. 

I have some many favourite blogs, but honestly I can't think of them at this minute. Don't you hate it  when this happens, when you can't remember the things you like, completely disappears from your mind. What is your favourite colour? Errrrrrrr Errrr...  I don't know 

Let me know what your current favourite blogs are and I will definitely giving them a visit.

Zeynab x

5 December 2017


tanya burr and glossier makeup review

Most mornings there are two things that I want, 1 more time in bed and 2 more time in bed, kidding to look like I have had the best sleep ever! That is not the reality, I often wake up look exhausting and  that is not a good look. That was until I stumbled across the gold mine of skin routines, that will have you looking fresh, and glowing every morning.

I have been a fan of Glossier for the longest time and you can just imagine my excitement when they announced that they were shipping to the UK, *happy dance* (check out my first experience of the glossier must haves). I haven't tried a moisturiser like the Glossier priming moisturiser. This Glossier offering, is the perfect combination of primer and moisturiser. It works to hydrate the skin and create a smooth base for makeup. Not only that but it leaves your skin looking incredible glowing, but not in  that greasy way instead more of a that healthy glow from within way. The formula is packed with hyaluronic acid, mushroom extract, vitamins A, C, and E, green tea and honey. With an added  combination of antioxidants and powerful oxygenating agent, it works to improve skin's texture and prevent cell damage. I am obsessed with it, I have been reaching it for nearly everyday. I love the packaging, it's super easy to use and hygienic. Thanks to the combination of antioxidants and powerful oxygenating agent, it works to improve skin's texture and prevent cell damage.

youtube makeup review swatches

I am not one of those people that never jumps on a celebrity, or youtuber endorsed products, not because I don't like them or anything but I just like to stick to what I know and like. I was at Superdrug with a couple hours to spare, so I went on a swatching spree. I was pleasantly surprised with the Tanya Burr range, I picked up so many of her products. I love her highlighters!!!!!! I have been using the Face Illuminator with the Glossier moisturiser every morning. The instructions say to mix in with your foundation, but I don't wear foundation so. It;s just worked out really well for me. Its a yellow golden cream consistency, there are no glitter pieces in this at all. It's so smooth and even, that I can get away with applying  it all over my face. It leaves me with a healthy golden hint to my skin. It looks gorgeous and anything that leaves me looking that much more awake, I am into. 

Glossier Priming Moisturiser 

Tanya Burr Face Illuminator 

I can't believe that it's already the 5th of December, my goodness where has this year gone?? However I am super excited for the New Year, I have such a good vibe about it.

youtubeer golden healthy looking skin
Both when applied to the skin

Let me know if you have tried anything from Glossier or the Tanya Burr range?

Zeynab x

30 November 2017


rihanna red lipstick ruby woo
Prince Harry is getting married!!! I just watched their interview on Youtube and I am gushing. They make an adorable couple and my friends need to step it up, their mutual friend set them up. Moving on from the Royal wedding forcefully, the subject at hand today is my irrational fear of red lipstick.

Red lipstick, red lipstick. I have always wanted to be one of those girls that effortless rocks a red lip, whether it's down to the local supermarket to pick up some bread or to a big fancy party. I can't tell you on how many occasions, I have planned to wear a red lipstick, wore the red lipstick and then wiped it off in favour a more nude colour because I didn't have the guts to wear it out of the house.

mac ruby woo

My current obsession with red lipstick could be largely down to my stalkerish behaviour of beyond cool French girls on Instagram. I am an Instagram addict, I am on that for far too long (check out my not so failure of an attempt to detox from social media). I can confirm that French girls know, how to wear a red lip. It's not fair, why do they look so natural and good?

There is no better reason to whip out your favourite lip, than the festive party season. It's normal to wear a red lipstick this season,  everyone is doing it? Did that help, 3 years of studying psychology and I have resorted to this? Honestly, it does help and for me, it's made me feel a lot more comfortable wearing the more daring shade. Drum roll, please here comes my top tips for wearing red lipstick this winter.
  1. The first hurdle, find your favourite red lipstick. You would think that was the easy part, but with a billion red shades in the market (all different, I thought I should point that out) it's hard to know where to start. I have read those articles online about how to choose a red lipstick but I find that it's just best to go out there and try them on yourself. The same will probably look different on you than it does on me. A couple of favourites include Lipstick Queen in Scarlett Red (appropriately named) such a gorgeous true bright classic red. One of my ultimate reds is the Loreal Colour Riche Exclusive Julianne's Red , this is more of raspberry red but definitely warmed toned. I love that it just brightens up any look and with this terrible weather any added brightens is a bonus.
  2. Ease yourself into it. It easier to start off with a stain because they aren't so bold. Also they have the added benefit of being extremely easy to wear and low maintenance (win win).
  3. The third and final tip is that pulling off red lip is all in the prep. Make sure that your lips are smooth, moistured and you have a lip liner to stop the colour bleeding.

There you have it ladies and gents (are there any guys that actually read my blog, very interested in knowing). The most important thing is that makeup should be fun and expression of you, so if you want to wear a red lipstick do it and if don't. But do check out my post on why you don't need a reason to wear makeup.

Zeynab x