Friday, November 4, 2016

After School She(nyan)igans

Since I've gone back to school, things seem to have changed tremendously. The world is not the same it was two years ago, and apparently, neither is school. It's the "after school shenyanigans" that keep me sane and from feeling like I'm a slave to school. Remember to keep your moods lifted; Don't drown in your work. Give yourself some fun every chance you can get-- or things will get ugly!

Brand Feature: IIII CLOTHING (Four Eyes) 

Four Eyes Clothing is essentially the cool nerds club. You can't sit with us. Four Eyes mixes anime culture with a hentai based style concept. Basically, they're a fusion of cute, lewd, and bad ass. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall Greys

Us Angelenos are finally welcoming in the new fall season. Up until last week, we were still sunbathing in our usual 80 degree weather. It’s finally here! — the brisk air, the hot teas, the fall coats. Fall is my perfect weather. I have a thing for stepping on dead, crunchy leaves and waking up to cloudy, overcast skies. 

I’m falling in love with grey.
For my coordinate, I styled an all grey look with black accessories. 
It just so happens that all the blacks in my look include some kind of buckle. 
I do have a thing for matching pieces when I plan out my outfits, and I unconsciously do this for most of my looks.
If you’re a fan of a minimal or timeless look, be sure to add some accessories or details that will help your outfit pop in the right areas. I’m not saying go overboard, I’m saying less is more. Since the weather isn’t super cold yet, I can afford to show some skin if I have a light sweater on. To me, the color grey reminds me of fall weather. Maybe the gloomy grey skies are the reason why I correlate the two together, but either way the color grey is staying in my fall wardrobe. 

What I’m Wearing: 

Hush Up Knit Sweater - Delphine the Label 
Nancy Skirt - Deandri
Bad Kitty Backpack - Isabelle Batz
Chunky Flats - Zaful
Restrained Choker - Delphine the Label

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

If the shoe fits...

By some miracle, I found three pairs of shoes on one website that fit my style aesthetic. After trying them out for a week, I decided it was time to share these beauties with the world. Shoes can take you places -- both literally and figuratively. Don't give up on finding your perfect pair!

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!
one , two , three , four , five , six

Friday, July 29, 2016

Alter Ego

I forgot how versatile wigs could be-- they can completely change your look. I wanted to try out something different from my peachy hair, so I went for a black to silver ombre wig. I feel like I'd have to wear a lot more black if I had this hair. Wigs are like playing dress up as your alter egos... Instead of going all out and dyeing your hair, a wig test could do the trick! If you're looking for a wig, I'd say to definitely find your style in a lace front wig. Lace fronts appear more natural (and comfortable) and don't usually cost extra. The only annoying thing about wigs are that they can get tangled easily, so remember to carry around your wig combs!

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

Clearer Skin with Zapzyt

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

Final Words:

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

Nobody Cares

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
Basic Beanie