Monday, 6 July 2015

Festival Tips

London has been hit by a giant heatwave. But if there is one thing you need to know about British weather: It can change at any moment. So if you're going to a festival, and you're not sure about the weather, here are a few tips to survive.

 1. Old sneakers or...

Go for an old pair of shoes. Sneakers are best because they are comfortable and won't be totally destroyed by the mud or, simply, will protect your feet from stomping people. As long as your shoes aren't sparkling, white and brand new, you're good!

If you're going for the stereotypical look of British festivals, wear a good ole pair of Hunter boots.

2. Even it out

Top (left) : Uniqlo
Bottom (left) : Zara
Top & Botton (right) : Topshop

If the weather is a bit odd, alternate between long and short items. For example, long sleeves and shorts or trousers and a crop top.
Another (really) good item to have in these situations is a K-Way.

3. A personal touch

This hasn't much to do with weather issues, but...
Go wild and decorate your skin with stickers or temporary tattoos! [But keep the makeup light.]

Be creative, too! I can't remember where I got my facial stickers, but they can be found anywhere. It gives your look an indie touch, which is perfect for the whole festival vibe.

I've also observed that people like to "ink" their skin with metallic temporary tattoos. It's another way to be creative with your skin. Here are some nice ones to buy online.

Have any of you gone to a festival this year?

- S.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Retour aux bases!

Back to the basics!

Little note

It's been a year since I haven't written on this blog (and was on this one instead). But after taking a somewhat long break from blogging, I took some time to think about what I really wanted to blog about and how. I guess, after endless thoughts, I'd like to stay on the original website: This one! I want to show how it is always evolving, thus how I am changing. 

Topic-wise, it will be like before, but maybe with a little more art... We'll see! Not everything can be planned. 

Shopping... Shopping... More shopping...

I shan't rant on about all these changes anymore - or maybe one last point: Looking back at my purchases, I've noticed a very basic palette of colours has popped into my wardrobe. 

Jumper - Brandy Melville
White, black, blue, red and white again!

 Crop Top - Topshop

I will probably give a more detailed review about these items later in the summer. 

T-Shirt - Illustrated People (Topshop)

Has your wardrobe been looking this fantastically simple lately?

- S.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Moving ➟➟➟

Hello everyone!

It's been a very long time and this is because I am starting a new project, on a new website! 

Rien de Rien is the new name of my new concept. It's basically my dream magazine online, that I'm letting you discover bit by bit every week. If you like the idea click the URL and become a new follower. ☺ Each month is a new theme for a new issue. So as you can see there is a lot of 'new'! 


- S.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

RiObsession ❦

So as I've mentioned in one of my previous post, I've commenced an addiction for this year's World Cup and Brazil. Today, I shall ramble on about this obsession, again, but also unveil the mystery of what to wear in these amazon lands...

Flashin' back to Rio's 2014 Fashion Week

What do you first think about when you hear the famous name 'Rio de Janeiro'? I see a colourful crowd pouring down the streets, like a cascade of paint. I hear the rhythmic and joyful music, accompanied with laughter. Women are dancing, lights are turning, the world is spinning, as this huge event takes place. 

Well, in the fashion week, you'll find a glint of those colours - a calmer version of the festive day. 

Obviously, what is Rio without a bathing suit catwalk? Lenny Niemeyer shows us, with her catwalk, a smoother version of Rio: A white flow with a delicate explosion of purple, resembling an orchid. 
In Triya's collection for Summer 2015, we have a flashier version. One that reminds us more about the dreamy, but humongousourus Carnaval. The dark makeup keeping the eyes very discrete contrast completely with the thready bathing, which has colours varying form the fruitiest purples; going through the harshest red, and ending with the brightest yellow.

What do I wear?

These catwalks are screaming to us what to wear during a hot summer day. What are they screaming so loudly? NO BLACK. That's right. It shall be tough for many of us, as members of the Black Clothes Addiction. But with the beautiful range of colours we can find in store, this season, our problems will be quickly solved. 
Left to right dresses: Kate Moss for Topshop, Fruity Dress, Hydeia Dress, Boho Maxi Dress, Paisley Print Maxi Dress [sold out]  

Adidas has made a tropical floral print which works perfectly for a voyage in Brazil. 
If you're not the type to wear sportswear, opt for a boho chic look! Maxi dresses with a cool retro print will give a relaxed, but nevertheless elegant look.
Before you leave, don't forget to throw in a pair of those famous brazilian flip-flops, Havaianas!Or pretty sandals; Check out Vic's collection!

So which side are you taking? Boho Chic? Or Sporty Lux?

- S.

Friday, 20 June 2014

✧✧ My Empties ✧✧

I've spotted this kind of post numerously on my dashboard. I had to wait a little while, though, since I haven't completely emptied all of my products. To tell you the bitter truth, some of the products I'm presenting you are half full (See? I'm being optimistic). But I've had them for long enough to tell you, whether you should quickly add it to your cart, or throw it in the bin.


I think the essential, the key, the heart to makeup is making your skin look flawless. I, personally, don't have a lot of blemishes to cover up, so I opt for a light, airy, tinted cream, also known as BB Cream. I spread it lightly and equally around my face once, then go over those cruel little flaws once more. I've tried out two of these creams and both are great products (but one is a little more greater than the other). 
BB Creams are really useful, since they will give you some coverage, but let your skin breathe, too. (If you've got really bad skin, I'd advise you to go for a thicker foundation, though!)

Garnier - This foundation is for oily skin (mine). It is very fluid, which can be a little tricky to deal with when opening. Nevertheless, it is easy and quick to apply. You just need to buy it in the correct skin colour and it will adapt perfectly, and give you a healthy glow! Plus the pricing is reasonable. I completely recommend it! 
Rating: 10/10

Nivea - The Nivea Day Dream I have is for dry skin, so it's much more compact than Garnier's one. My skin is a little weird; It shifts from oily-McDonald's style to Sahara-dry on random days, hence the rebound BB Cream for dry skin. I find their lightest colour, in their selection, a little too dark. This foundation isn't a perfect match for my skin so I use it much less.
Rating: 7/10


I've only started wearing eyeliner this year, therefore I've been testing the grounds a little. I tried out notably two, which were very different from each other but didn't quite reach the perfection I was aiming for.

Left: Seventeen Right: Rimmel
Seventeen - This is the first one I ever tried out. I've written my first impressions about it in this post. I've really enjoyed using this product, even though it had a couple of flaws. For example, during the day, the eyeliner fades a little and falls apart. On the plus side, the tip stays hard and makes it easier to apply. I got this in a Christmas deal, so it was cheaper than usual, but the price is still quite low on its own. 
Rating: 7.5/10

Rimmel - It is the complete opposite from Seventeen's eyeliner. On one hand, the eyeliner remains perfect all day and stays pitch black. On the other hand, the tip softens more and more as you use it, which makes it a living Hell when applying. It is a little more expensive than the first one, but the portion is a little bigger.
Rating- 7.5/10


I've had many mascaras, but there is only one that stole the spotlight and that's worth writing about.

Rimmel - I chose the waterproof one, which has a higher price than the normal ones. Honestly, I recommend you take the normal ones, since I'm not convinced, that the waterproof-ness actually works. Furthermore, this mascara lengthens and slightly thickens the base of your eyelashes, giving you an adorable Bambi eye. I recommend this product!
Rating: 9.5/10

Nail Polish

I've got trillions of nail polishes, and most of them I've only wore once! At first, I wasn't counting on including a nail polish in this post, but this one is irresistible!

Ciate Boudoir - It isn't the sort of flashy, vulgar red that is referred to in Steinbeck's Of Mice & Men. It's a cherry, summertime and joyful red. The fruity kind that cheers up an ensemble. After two layers, your hands will have a clean finished look for a fresh summer day. I'm not sure about the price, since I got it in the Christmas Calendar in a smaller version. I'm not even close to finishing it, but I'm absolutely in love with the colour!
Rating: 10/10 

Here are the empties I have, that were worth talking about. 
Have you tried any of the products above? What did you think about it?

- S.

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