Whats Next?

Whats Next?

That dreaded question haunts your whole entire university experience! With everyone and I mean everyone is asking you what are your plans after uni, what are you hoping to achieve, have you got a job lined up?

These are the questions that become more prominent as you come to the end of your degree, most of the time you want to respond crying and saying help me! Or just start walking away every time someone asks that question! That’s right just abruptly start walking away in a different direction preferably towards a bar! But like most I’m sure, I have the generic answer of ‘I’m not really sure at the moment but I am just going with the flow’ Which is my hidden answer of saying I have no clue.

But to be honest, this is the first time in my life where I don’t have a plan, I worked hard through school in hopes to get into college, then worked hard there in hopes to get into university, and then worked hard to get my degree! I know that it was all towards to get a job but I have no clue what I want to do for the rest of my life and it’s hard to set goals when you just so unsure. To be honest, this freaked me out, I like to plan, I like to know where I’m going.

I recently watched the commencement speech by Will Ferrell who stated that ‘I was trying to throw as many darts at the dartboard hoping one would eventually stick’ which clicked with me that its ok not to know as long as your trying. Personally, I know my career is in fashion because that is what I love and I love everything that inspires fashion whether its music, art, movies, books etc. But for the first time, I am content at not knowing and I am going to go with the flow.

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The Summer of bareMinerals

The Summer of bareMinerals

bareMinerals is my go to makeup because it works great with sensitive skin and doesn’t dry my skin out. This is my basic summer kit for still looking fresh and ready to dance the night away !

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Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense SPF 30

The Primer is great for protecting your skin with its SPF 30 protection in the formula as it gives you a defence against the sun. Also the BB cream is tinted so before you apply your foundation it reduces the appearance of uneven skin tone and imperfections.

I find the primer to be creamy and a great base for my foundation, being a very fair person having the tinted primer helps with the fact that I don’t need to apply lots of foundation afterwards.

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Well-Rested Face and Eye Brightener

I personally use the face and eye brightener to cover the inner corner and under the eyes to get rid of dark circles, you can also use the product to brighten up your complexion to give it a fresh face glow.

MATTE SPF 15 Foundation

The Matte foundation is long lasting and gives an even coverage that looks natural and doesn’t feel clumpy or cakey. I am a regular user of this foundation and haven’t used anything else in years, it doesn’t affect my skin or dry it out.

Full Flawless Application Face Brush

The versatile Flawless brush feels medium soft on the skin, I personally have softer brushes which I prefer because there not as scratchy.

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I have had the rosy gold selection from bareMinerals for a while and have really got into using it, using it a lot over the summer I’ve found that their eye shadows can create multiple looks and are long lasting making your eyes even more defining.

However they don’t have the same packaging (as shown in the photographs) anymore, but it you click on the names of the products it will take you to the bareMinerals page where you can choose your own shades.

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August 6’s

August 6’s

July has been and gone and now it’s August, so here are a few of my favourite items or things this month.

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1.  Suicide Squad. 

I have waited to see this movie since last year, and it was so worth the wait. It was completely amazing and exceeded my expectations.

It was totally badass….

Check out the soundtrack because it is mint !

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2.  Apple Watch 

So this week I bought an Apple Watch and I love it.

The product is convenient, easy to keep you updated on the go, and useful.

It’s a watch to the extreme.

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3.  Urban Renewal Vintage Surplus Black Harrington Jacket 

So over the past couple of months, I wanted a jacket that I could throw on and wear, look stylish and one that would match most of my collection.

I know bomber jackets are in but I wanted something slightly different.

So last week ladies and gentlemen I have found it…

This Harrington jacket from Urban Outfitters not only looks great, it’s an easy jacket to pair with outfits and it’s also renewal fashion.

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4.  Fashion’s September Issues 

This month the fashion magazines release the September issues, these are the ones that release what to wear for next season.

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5.  L’OREAL Brow Artist Shaper 

I bought the Brow Artist Shaper because it’s easy to use and has two sides. One where you can fill in your eyebrows, or two just shape them if you’re running late or can’t be bothered but still need to do something with them.

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6.  Sunshine Yellow Vest Top

It’s a small item but it brightens up my wardrobe for the summer.

Hope everyone enjoyed the post and is having a great summer ! 🙂

X CPRESS X

 

Loving Wireless Festival

Loving Wireless Festival

Sooo ! Last weekend I attended the Wireless Festival, which I will tell you all about in another post.

However, one of my dear friends is a youtube blogger and I was featured in her video all last weekend multiple times so check it out. Hope you enjoy ! 🙂

 

Travelling In Style Guide

Travelling In Style Guide

Summer brings us great adventures and memories we will always have with us. But the lead up to a great holiday or weekend break means packaging and planning. As a person that tends to do this a lot, whether it be travelling to London and back or flying I have to pre-plan because otherwise, I forget.

Trust me I’m awful, here are few stories just in case you don’t believe me. Once I packed last minute and forgot to pack shoes yes shoes, the only pair I had was the ones I left home in. Another incident is I have a tendency to forget my toothbrush. This happens at least nearly every time because I leave it out last minute to pack. However, it never makes it in their last minute. So a number of times I have had to buy a new one in a panic at the airport.

So to avoid any stories relating to mine I’ve come up with packing tips, useful information to keep you stylish and on trend but also practical.

Before Packing:

Plan.

Create a checklist of items you want to take.

Make an itinerary of what you are going to wear for day and evening.

This way, it makes it easy when packing, knowing you have the right amount of clothing. However, always take a few more options, because for me I always change my mind.

The trend this summer, is slip dresses, geometric, stripes, chunky sandals, scalloped hem bikini, tops with exaggerated sleeves, graphics bags, lace-up flats, denim with patches, bomber jackets, pastels, metallics and underwear is outerwear.

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Rather than buying a whole new wardrobe, get out all of your summer clothes, look what is on trend and see if you have still got things that are similar. Then if there’re a few things you want to make more on trend or need to replace it’s more achievable.

However, for the upcoming season, it’s all about making sure you match the right colours. With having Emerald & Gold, Yellow & Chocolate, Russet & Claret and Purple & Navy. Also red, white and black are colour schemes popping up more often in the new campaigns.

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Check technology, check that you have got the music you want on there, movies and books. Because I have been that person trying to do it last minute, it’s not fun.

Packing:

Pack plenty of layers, for if it gets chilly in the evening or to cover up from the sun. As a person who the sun doesn’t like, I find taking linen shirts covers me from the sun but also doesn’t overcook me.

Pack comfortable shoes along with flats, sneakers, sandals that you could dress up and the comfy going-out heels.

Wear comfy slip on trainers shoes especially when leaving for the airport there easy to come off.

When packaging shoes amongst clothing keep them in your dust bags, because you don’t want dirty shoes in with your nice clean clothes.

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Pack a small emergency kit, that can travel in your suitcase then put into your purse once on arrival. This kit can be personalised, but in mine, it has things that I will always need.

Such as plasters, hair bands, Bobby pins, perfume, hand cream, sun cream, lip balm, small hair brush, lady things, mints, ibuprofen and hand sanitiser.

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Toiletries are an important thing.

Take two bags one for your toiletries and one for makeup they don’t have to be big bags just to separate it a bit.

Take the travel sizes of your products, so then once you’re there you can bin it which leaves more room for bringing back gifts and clothes ! But remember to pack toiletries in plastic bags just in case they leak.

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Packing Hand Luggage:

Hand luggage, take what you need. So for me, it’s my iPhone, iPad, Mac (sometimes), camera, purse, passport, headphones, sunglasses, reading glasses, book, charger and a travel notebook so I can store some of my mementoes in there so I don’t lose them. Also, I usually take with me sweat pants and extra thick socks, because usually it gets really cold and it’s nice to have something comfortable to wear for a long flight.

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Travel Outfit & Random Tips: 

Remember customs, so no tweezers, anything over 100ml.

Also, you have to take belts, jewellery, watches, coats or jackets off. So I simply recommend wearing just your watch and pair your outfit off with a scarf so that it’s easy to take off.

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Random Tips:

  1. Some people customise their luggage with stickers which I think looks really cool and effective. However, if you don’t want to stick stickers everywhere stick them on your travel notebook.
  2. I’ve just found out if you put tumble dryer sheets in your luggage it will keep your clothes smelling fresh.
  3. If your packing certain jackets or coats wear them to the airport so that you have more room and remember the weight limit !

 

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Hope you have a great summer and safe journey where ever your plans take you.

CPRESS x

I Wanna Be Apart Of It, New York, New York !

I Wanna Be Apart Of It, New York, New York !

Personally, I love to travel and experience new cities and countries. So I was fortunate enough to visit the one and only New York, the city that never sleeps.

As many of you who have visited New York, would know it is not a relaxing city break. However, it is a trip that is worth every penny !

For me, the city was extremely busy filled with workers, tourists, and the cities residents. However, the place was friendly enough dealing with the amount of tourist flowing through the streets.

When visiting New York, you want to see as much as you can, such as all the well known places to visit as Wall Street, Central Park, The Rockafella, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Little Itlay, China Town, Battery Park, Federal Hall, Empire State Building, Broadway, Crysler Building and many more.

I would truly recommend buying a travel guide and pre-plan what you want to get out of your visit, but get one that is full of tips and has the metro line map because its quick and easy to get around New York.

When visiting myself I managed to see all of the above and more, for myself I wanted to visit the well-known department store Macy’s, plus Greenwich Village and experience one of the sports games from the New York Yankees. Also, eat at the Hard Rock Cafe and discover the Shake Shack ! Having a picture next to the charging Bull, and then sailing away from the city towards home…

As a huge city lover, New York is a massive recommendation it’s got the buzz, it’s busy and there is always something going on, which is one of the many things I love.

After visiting the city for over a week it did not disappoint my expectations, and I would definitely go there again.

 

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Comment below and give tips and advice to anyone going to visit the city. And enjoy your trip ! I certainly did. 🙂

 

Graduate Fashion Week: Creative Noise 2016

Graduate Fashion Week: Creative Noise 2016

On Tuesday 7th June, I attended the Ravensbourne Graduate Fashion Show at The Old Truman Brewery.

The catwalk show was absolutely amazing!

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My favourites were the menwears collection and most of the female collections.

The show was upbeat and creativity was flowing down the catwalk. All the collections covered everyone’s style of interest and packed a variety of new ideas to express fashion.

The exhibition itself was incredibly well put together, with each university creating an environment that made their students stand out and thrive. The exhibition it self was situated across the ground & first floor, and not only were university shown, businesses were present hiring graduates to join ASOS, New Look and many more….

It was a great experience to go and see what it was all like, because in the next few years I’ll be graduating. ‘Hopefully!’

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All the names of the Ravensbourne Creative Noise catwalk show are listed below:

Paria Farzaneh

Sibel Atig

Thomas Wulbern

Hannah Page

Claudia Loazia

Cinzia Di Donato

Sophie Cooper

Victoria Daw

Monika Dykiel

Emma Peddie

Fiona Rogers

Farah Kone

Shanice Brown

Eden Loweth

Sophia Rashid