November 15, 2015

Feature of the Month | November 2015







Meet Khadijah!


She is a beautiful young woman who likes to express her love for fashion and style through her blog, DimpleKhadi

Read on to discover how she pulls it all together.





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November 7, 2015

Video | Natural Hair Tutorial

I hope you love hair tutorials!

This is a quick and easy hair style inspired by the styles from this year's AW'15 Herver Leger show at New York's Fashion Week.




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What were your favourite everyday hair styles?


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This is You, This is Beautiful.
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October 25, 2015

The Best of October 2015

The month of October has been a great one... Jam packed with many activities and this post is intended to share some of my favorites things and experiences throughout the month of October. 

Thank you for sticking around. I hope you're have fun and appreciating the beauty of life.

Some of these things I'll mention are stuff that have literally helped me through the month of October - which was I saw to be a very short month - and for I loved it :-)

Favourite Song
This song is literally 2 days old and it's already a favorite. 



Hello by Adele, is the first track to be released from her third album, 25. Filmed in Montreal and Directed by Xavier Dolan, this song is simply amazing and guess who was in the video... Tristan Wilde - from 90210. 

You absolutely have to see this video! 

Favorite Dress

I got the fabric for this dress in my local market and even though I could have made the dress by myself, I wanted to get a dress made for myself. The intended style was a wrap dress but as you can see, she didn't get it 
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All the same, I loved the style she invented for me and I'm going to do a Lookbook which will include this dress.

The best part is that this dress is really comfy :)





Favourite Game

These days, I've been really into playing games on my mobile phone. Last month, it was SIM City but this month, it's TownShip. It's a very fun social game that I heard about from the YouTuber, Zoella. I'm really glad I downloaded this game.


Favourite Movie
I have no words to explain how much I love this movie... It's so bad that I can't stop watching it.








Favourite Fragrance - Escada Magnetism

This sweet scented perfume was a gift and has been a major confidence booster this past month. It has a very sophisticated, yet powerful scent and that's exactly what I love about it


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What were your favourite stuff from October, 2015?

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October 21, 2015

5 Essential Heel Hacks by Chriselle

Hello Beautiful People.

Happy Wednesday!

Are you one of those women who think heels are just not for you? 
How badly does it hurt? 
Where does it hurt?

Well, I stumbled upon this video by Chriselle on youtube who has all the best Hacks for Heel wears.


I have put most of these tips in my bag for the future. How about you, will any of these hacks be just the thing for you?

Let's share them either here, on twitter or on facebook. I'd love to read you comments and opinions.

Remember, this is you. This is Beautiful.

Hugs!

October 16, 2015

The Memoris | Celebrating the Creation of the First Chronography-Watch in Existence

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its resurgence and to promote a tribute to its memorable founder, Louis Moinet reveals a very futurist concept, positioning the chronograph not simply as a complication – but as a central component of the watch.

 
In his own words during a presentation by the CEO of Louis Moinet, Jean-Marie Schaller, he said,

October 1, 2015

VIDEO | Update on Minted Art Print + Review

Hello Beautiful People.

In May of 2015, I did a blog post about some amazing art pieces I found online on a website called Minted. [Read post here: Look What I Found]. 

Minted connects you with the best independent artists to bring you endlessly fresh, truly unique art, stationery, and home decor you won't find anywhere else. 

I finally placed my order for two of their pieces and yes, they have arrived and what did I do after jumping for joy? I made a video. 

It shows the art prints I ordered and how excited I was to receive the package.

Enjoy :)



Let me know what you think because this is my first YouTube video. 

Do you love art? Where do you get your favorite art prints? Will you try Minted?

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This is You, This is Beautiful.
Be positive.

Kisses!

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September 30, 2015

4 Date Night Outfit Ideas for Him | Powered by Tommy John Wear

When a woman wants to look great, she picks out her outfits to suit how great she wants to look and feel. Every woman knows that, just as she picks out those perfect outfits, she also chooses the best underwear to match with that perfect look. 

In the same vain, every man's dapper outfit begins from his underwear... I'm guessing. Take a men's underwear company like Tommy John. The makers of Tommy John mens' underwear believe that "A man's under layers shouldn't be stuck in the past. Or anywhere else." 

Reading this statement, I couldn't help but imagine my perfect man in his perfect under layers and that inspired me to pick out 4 modern day outfit ideas for the perfect date look with my perfect man. This is not something I'd normally do but hey... like I said, I couldn't help it.





Outfit #1 - The Classic Man

I just imagined him in a gorgeous blush suit with contrasting coloured pants to bring out the colour in his eyes; that classic hat and of course the dashing smile to top it all off... in my mind, he's looking gggooooddd.
















Outfit #2 - Laid Back Hottie
I don't know about you but I love a man in jeans. It's so comforting when he appears for that date looking so relaxed in a long sleeved shirt with pulled up sleeves to reveal his arm and lightly exposing a bit of his firm muscle. As for those jeans, I don't want to think about the underwear he has on...  
















Outfit #3 - Man of the Hour

Even though I love I man in jeans, I love a man in black more. Black has been my favorite colour for some years now and I think black is not only slimming for women, but for men too. An all black monochrome outfit is perfect for a night out in a cool restaurant and I can already see in my mind. 


Outfit #4 - Chic and Effortless


This look is ideal for that unplanned outing and involves a lot of layers that will be shed as the night goes by. We both dress for the evening and enjoy it as it lasts.

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What perfect modern day outfit would you love to see your man in? 

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September 24, 2015

Outift Ideas with Polyvore | Back to School Edition

Back to School

"Style isn't something that just falls on your lap, it's something you discover and it takes time, experimenting and a few mistakes but no matter what, don't be afraid." ~ Chriselle Lim


September 17, 2015

What is 'Stretching of Hair' and Why is it so important?

Hello Beautiful People.

How does your hair feel today? What type of hair texture do you have?

Sorry about the intrusion. These questions are just for me to know because my hair is the typical African texture, 4C and as part of my hair care routine, I practice a lot of 'Stretching'.

For those of you who don't know about stretching, my friend Nikki from the Green Beauty Channel is the expert for this job. Watch this video where she explains what Stretching is and the best ways to wear stretched hair.



Do you stretch your hair? What are the different ways you wear your hair when it's stretched? 

Share them in the comments below, on facebooktwitterpinterest or even instagram.
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This is You, This is Beautiful.
Be positive.

Kisses!

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September 15, 2015

Do these Items Actually Make You Instantly More Attractive?

An article from the Marie Claire said that based on research, 7 particular items make you instantly more attractive. What do you think?



It's quite a short list but let's see.


1. Heels 
They say according to the Archives of Sexual Behaviour that not only was heel height found to be directly proportional to a woman's attractiveness to men, but men were increasingly likely to exhibit helpful behaviour and to spontaneously approach a woman the higher her heels were.


2. The Little Black Dress

I just learnt that the colour Black is associated with sexiness, confidence and intelligence. It's also a very slimming colour.

3. Shoulder-Baring Designs 
Did you ever the shoulders were not attractive? Well, it has been discovered that men were highly attracted to women's shoulders and arms.

  
4. Red in an Outfit 
Red is the colour of romance, love and passion. 


5. Bodycon Silhouette
While long limbs (as indicated above) are still high on the list of attractors, there's no denying the seductive appeal of a buxom hourglass figure. A paper published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior indicates that women with larger bust-to-waist and waist-to-hip ratios tend to catch men's eyes  faster and keep their gaze longer than their longer, lankier girlfriends. If you have those curves, flaunt them.


6. Lipstick

Even on a bad day, there's always lipstick. Nothing provides the instant pick-me-up quite like a swipe of your signature shade—and apparently others will respond to it, too. Researchers at a French university found that  waitresses who wore red lipstick saw boosted tips from male customers. Similarly, a study conducted by Boston University women wearing a moderate application of makeup were perceived as more attractive, competent, and trustworthy.

7. Sunglasses
The moment a lady puts on a good pair of shades, they make her look very put-together, hides tired eyes and always adds a touch of mystery and intrigue that's is guaranteed to turn heads.


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Which items make you feel instantly more attractive? 
Leave it in the comment section and let's share our tips to feeling more attractive on a day to day basis :-)

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This is You, This is Beautiful.
Stay True

Kisses!

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September 13, 2015

Lifted by Zoharous | Floral African Print Panelled Blouse

This past May 2015, Zoharous unveiled its Spring Summer Collection but I realised that I didn't discuss my inspiration and share styling tips as I usually would do. 

To see the pieces from the collection, read my past post on the Full Collection.

The first piece in this Lifted by Zoharous Series is the Floral African Print Panelled Blouse.


Apart from the images below, my most inspiration towards this collection was the effect that living light has on humanity. I imagined wearing clothes that made me feel as if I wasn't wearing clothes. I felt that immediate weightlessness the moment I touched these fabrics. Personally, I can say that every element of this design contributes to the weightless effect. Hence the name of the collection, 'Lifted.'


To see more photos of this Blouse, click HERE.

September 10, 2015

What I'm Working On | YouTube

Hello Beautiful People.

I hope you're having a good week. I've recently been think about how to make Zoharous more interactive and to get you my beloved readers to understand the things I write about more. So I plan to start a YouTube channel. 


Here on Zoharous, I write most importantly about the clothes I design either for myself and family, or for my shop on Etsy. My videos will consist Lookbooks; Styling videos; Fashion trends; my basic Hair care tips, tricks and tutorials and my newest addition, Makeup Language. In the makeup language segment, I will talk about the slangs and techniques in makeup.

My first video should be up either towards the end of September or in the first week of October. I plan to post one video a week and I hope you guys will like them. You can go on ahead to my channel HERE and SUBSCRIBE so that you don't miss any of my videos when I start uploading. 

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What are you working on? I'd love to read about it so let's share them either here, on twitter or on facebook. I'd love to read you comments and opinions.

Remember, this is you. This is Beautiful.

Hugs!

September 9, 2015

Beauty, Skin and Body Care for Drier, Colder Weather

Is care for your Skin only limited to your face or those it include the rest of the body? Like the face, the skin also goes through as much harsh weather conditions as the face does. Normally, we tend to be more attentive to the effects of the environment and products on just our faces.

Courtesy: michellephan.com

The three most important things your skin craves on a regular basis are 
(1) Good Cleanse :: This is the process of using a bar of soap that has elements that are best for your skin type to through wash your body, taking off all form of dirt and rinsing it off.

(2) Exfoliation :: Within two and three times on a weekly basis, exfoliate. Exfoliation is the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Look out for my post on the best ways to exfoliate your skin.   

(3) Moisturize :: After your skin has been cleansed and towel dried, it's time to moisturize. Find the best moisturizer for your skin type and use it DAILY. This is great not only for hydrating your face but also your entire skin.

Tips from Michelle Phan on Body Care
If you’ve noticed your skin is suffering from extreme dryness, acne or any other skin care issue, sometimes the routine above isn’t enough. Getting to the root of the problem will help you solve it, and then you can work on maintaining healthy skin with your regular routine.
  • Check your products. If you have sensitive skin, your body wash or lotion could be too harsh or contain chemicals that you’re reacting to. Stop using products and phase them back in one by one to see if you can pinpoint the issue, or see a dermatologist if it’s severe. Even other products you use in the shower, like shampoo and conditioner, could be the culprits – like I said above, making sure you get a good rinse is key, some areas are hard to reach!
  • Check your actions. If you notice that you break out more during weeks you’ve logged countless hours at the gym, perhaps you need a more thorough cleanse directly after the workout. Sweating while sleeping or oily sheets from daily use could also cause issues while you catch your Zzz’s. Analyze your actions to see if there’s a cause that you can take care of.

Now, you may need to treat issues with products designed to target specific problems:
  • Treat dry, flaky skin. Treat extremely dry skin by replacing a mild moisturizer with something more heavy-duty, such as Alba Botanica or Mario Badescu’s Super Rich Olive Body Lotion for fast results. You can also tweak your routine to include a body wash that not only exfoliates but hydrates. (Whish promises to do it all without chemicals).
  • Treat body breakouts. Breakouts and acne are definitely not just a face issue. Body acne can be just as frustrating a problem and acne body wash is a simply way to start finding solutions and it’s easy to incorporate into your current routine.
  • Work with sensitive skin. Those with sensitive skin will know right away because there’s a plethora of products that are simply too harsh. Learn to find the right products to use for sensitive skin and you’ll do yourself a major favor.


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What is your ideal tip for your skin regimen?

Let's share them either here, on twitter or on facebook. I'd love to read you comments and opinions.

Remember, this is you. This is Beautiful.

Hugs!

September 8, 2015

Outfit Ideas with Polyvore | Outfit Tips for Tomorrow

Do you just wonder what you'll wear tomorrow to work, school or on a casual outing with friends?

I totally loved these are pieces and I think they're just what you need.

A Night on the Town








What were your favourite pieces from your yesterday?

For your concerns and contributions, please leave a comment here or on Facebook and I'll be sure to get back to you.

Remember, This is You, This is Beautiful.

Hugs!


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September 5, 2015

Hair | 101 on Transitioing to Natural for African Hair

Hello Beautiful People.

It's a new day but today, as I reflect and ponder over the activities of days and months back,I'm remembering how two years ago, I decided to cut my permed her. I had permed her for four years before then.  

Today I've been growing my permed her for almost three years and I've never looked back... except that one time I missed doing one of the sleek pulled back ponytails.

Enjoy!


How is your hair? Have you ever had a perm? What are your thought. 

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Remember that this is You, and this is Beautiful.



Be positive.

Kisses!

September 4, 2015

Giveaway | Gift Card - 80% OFF Any Item Selected

Hello Beautiful People.

It's Giveaway Time!!!


This September Zoharous on Etsy is starting monthly giveaways and sweepstakes. 

Enjoy!


Do you have any giveaway ideas?

Please share them in the comments below, on facebooktwitterpinterest or even instagram.

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This is You, This is Beautiful.
Stay True

Kisses!




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