Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Pair 1: The everyday shoe.
You can probably wear this to any occasion. May it be formal, casual, business, party wear... am I missing something? This pair is timeless, and I'm a huge fan of anything that can be worn several times without being realized. I'm loving the cut-out style borrowed from the classic loafer, with an accented block heel for some "oomph". In my opinion, these are perfect to sport with some white socks.
Pair 2: The lazy, yet cute sandal.
We all have those days we wish we could just slip on some slides or toms. These sandals are great for manipulation. Aka, trick people into thinking you're trying when in reality, you're comfy af. These sandals are so. perfect. I can't get over the interestingly shaped pink heel and toe wrapped portion of the sandal. The heels definitely remind me of legos, which makes the shoe playful and cute yet edgy, but also different from any usual sandal.
Pair 3: The fairy princess shoe.
When you want to conjure your inner fairy princess, these are the perfect pair of shoes to complement the mood. I mean, just look at them. Need I say more? Never in my life would I have thought I would come across such beautiful shoes for an affordable price. These are ballerina/forest fairy fusion at its finest.
About the store:
Zaful is an online store for women that carries just about everything we search for on a clothing site. While their selection is huge, I'd suggest browsing their shoe selections based on my experience. I initially started browsing Zaful looking for clothes. I digressed as I usually do, and came across these three amazing pairs of shoes. I'd like to add that all three of these are great in quality, and comfortable to wear. I'm amazed that quality isn't compromised for the price-- something that is truly hard to find. I 100% recommend these to anyone who is thinking of purchasing. I've tested them and have had no problems with comfort or quality. I think we can all agree that they all look 100% like the product photos on the website, so trusting this website is definitely no issue!
If you're a fan of these 3 pairs, take a look at my other favorites from their site!
I hope to be able to do another shoe review from this particular website, soon!
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Friday, July 29, 2016
What I'm Wearing:
Sweety Futura Lace Front Wig by UNI Wigs
- Use my code "LB10" for 10% off your order
Symbols Shirt by Kill Star
White Tennis Skirt by American Apparel
Classic Superstars by Adidas
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Oh bless the acne gods for helping me find one hell of a product: ZAPZYT.
For those of you who follow me for my beauty and skincare tips, you're in for a treat!
I was sent a box of Zapzyt goodies to test out and share with you all. Let's see how they worked?!
A little backstory on Zapzyt:
"Whether you call it acne, pimples, zits, or blemishes, we all have it."
Zapzyt is an acne targeting skincare line that offers safe, effective and economical solutions to combat your general or specific skin concerns. Their products contain acne fighting ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid-- these two in specific have seemed to help me combat my own blemishes over the years.
Let's talk acne. We all get it whether it's a random pimple out of the blue or an unnerving breakout. Ever since my first pimple appeared at 15 years old, I've been doing everything in my power to prevent breakouts. That's a little exaggerative on my part, but zits don't always go away on their own! I decided to try out my Zapzyt products at my most vulnerable time of the month. Yes girls, that infamous "time of the month" where our skin seems to break out and turn its back on us. I thought it'd be the perfect time to test out the magic, and to easily see and compare the results.
On my worst possible day of acne, I tried out Zapzyt's "Pore Clearing Scrub"
I'd say the most annoying part of taking care of my own skin would be maintaining a clear, blackhead-less face. Sometimes they're almost unavoidable, and those blackhead strips don't always work to their fullest. I tried it out the Pore Scrub, slapped on the "Pore Treatment Gel" on my problem areas, and slept on it. The next day was some sort of miracle. I honestly wasn't expecting much, especially after only one use. My redness and inflammation went down about half way, and my skin looked and felt cleaner. I was honestly feeling confused and weirded out-- how does this thing work?! I thought I'd give it another week to fully understand the results.
How I used the product:
Morning: Gentle Glycolic Rose Tea Wash by Klurskin
Aftercare: The Smim Toner by The Face Shop
Night: Acne Clearing Face Wash, Pore Scrub (every other night)
Aftercare: Zapzyt Gels every other day before bed
Zapzyt worked for me. I have sensitive, normal to dry skin, and I have small breakouts every once in a while. As the days went on, I saw better results. I haven't seen my skin this clear in months, and I kind of feel like a 'new me', as cheesy as that sounds. They say it takes 4 weeks of use to fully see results, so I'm looking forward to seeing clearer and brighter skin by then!!!
If you have sensitive skin like me, Zapzyt might be good for ya! The only sensitivity I had was due to a little dryness which a moisturizer can take care of. Just remember to keep your skin hydrated with creams, moisturizers, mists, etc to help with your blemishes. I also always remember to drink an ample amount of water everyday because it really, really helps. If any of you need skin advice from me, you can always DM me on the IG and I'll try to help you out the best I can!
If you'd like to go out and find out if Zapyzyt works for you, here is a list of retailers that carry Zapzyt!
GIVEAWAY- I told ya'll you were in for a treat!
Follow my Instagram account @essynoir for a giveaway! I'll be giving away 5 sets of Zapzyt!
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
It's that time of year-- It's summer! My, has the time gone by! I love to reflect on what I've accomplished this time of the year. Half a year has gone by already, and I believe its the perfect time to create new goals, look back on our new year's resolutions, and reset/get organized in order to maintain a productive rest of the year. The thought of this might result in a bit of dwelling, but its probably necessary in order for us to look past mistakes and grow from them. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?
Some exciting news I have to share: I finally got a workspace/studio!
For some time now I had been yearning for a separate space of my own to take my blogging to the next level. I learned that time management and an incessant desire was my own personal key to making things come to life. I'm so excited to share the place with you guys!
On a fashion note:
This week's outfit was inspired by minimal and retro vibes. I've been obsessed with turtlenecks since last year, and they've come a long way as high neck collars and mock necks have been all the rage. One thing that will never change-- my love for the color, black. It goes with everything! :)
About the brand:
Styled: Adelaide Crop Top & Suit Up Shift Dress
See more of their super cute gear here:
Sequin Dresses - Body Suits - Cocktail Dresses - Prom Dresses - Party Dresses - Body Con Dresses - Midi + Maxi Dresses
Attention to Details:
Black Perspex Heels - Public Desire
Nobody Cares Bag - Kill Star Co
Sunday, May 15, 2016
There are two types of people the world: Those who take life too seriously, and those who see things from a different perspective. In short, don't be too stubborn...live life to the fullest. We all tend to focus on the bad which is not all bad-- we do this to give ourselves room for improvement and the motivation to reach our goals. But it isn't too hard to give ourselves room to breathe and the time off to play a little, even if that may mean just one day of lazing around in bed (Netflix included, of course). In some ways life IS a joke. This is a friendly reminder to let loose from time to time. We all need it!
A little about the brand(s):
If you're an avid online shopper, you've definitely heard of Shop Tobi before. It's an online shopping haven for us fashionistas! From girly to edgy, they've got it all-- and for an affordable price. My favorite lookbook from them so far is the "Adult School" collection. I'd say its right up my alley when it comes to how I dress IRL. If you haven't heard of them, you're missing out AKA go check them out right now!
Styled: Straight A Skater Dress
I'm absolutely in love with this one piece! The 'top' is an attachment to the dress, and gives off a monochrome panel effect-- formal yet flirty.
See more the good stuff here: Dresses l Crop Tops l Rompers l Jumpsuits l Skirts l Cardigans
PSSSTT... First time shoppers get a whole 50% off their order!
Eleven Paris is a french brand that incorporates streetwear and high street with humour, pop culture, and rock references. Let's just say that their brand concept is hard to describe, in a great way. I can't get enough of their leather pieces, especially the "Life is a Joke" moto vest.
Styled: Shelby W Faux Leather Vest
Attention to Details:
Bad Girl Socks by Dimpiece LA
Maynard Platforms by Jeffrey Campbell
Shelly Watch by Daniel Wellington - Use my code "ESSYNOIR" for 15% off until May 15
Desert Warrior Midi Ring by Shop Dixi
Monday, May 9, 2016
Random thought: why aren't seasons capitalized? Spring is in the air, and the coachella babes are ready to rise out of their graves. I've been on team #nochella AKA I can never afford the tickets. I'd love to experience it, but as for now its work work work work work work.
I've been into pastels lately (it being spring and all) so I decided to style a baby blue look. What complements baby blue? I thought white would be perfect to create a fun, cutesy coordinate! Luckily, I had these adorable baby doll heels in sky blue to match with my vintage Nike skirt. Remember that less is more, and that one statement piece (in this case, the swan harness) can really bring out your outfit!
Alien Moé is a hand crafted harness and accessory brand based in Austria. It's an honor to be working with Alien Moé for a second time! The designer, Michelle, is constantly creating new things to bring to her shop-- she currently has a red themed harness collection that I am drooling over! I love how versatile her designs are, and how they're easy to wear. I usually wear her harnesses under a jumpsuit or romper, giving a little peek-a-boo to a look. Her designs are made of a soft, stretchy material which makes them wonderfully comfortable unlike most leather or spandex material harnesses. If you're a fan of the look, go give her shop some love!
TWO TWO SHOES
22 Shoes is a recently opened online shopping destination for shoes.
Their current selection is great to either dress up, or dress down your coordinate.
"We believe good shoes will take you to great places"
--Use my code "22ESSY" for 22%off your order--
What I'm Wearing:
Acid Heels by Two Two Shoes
The Hanoi Weekend Sunglasses by CRAP