3/27/2015
Studio

It's been such a long week- pretty much done with all my classes for my first year of uni slash go back home to HK for a month. Can't believe that's it for most of the a third of my degree- now it's time to start getting ready to revise (or actually just worry about it and not touch my notes until the week before) my exams. I'll make sure I update this space as regularly as possible...maybe time for some study-appropriate playlists? P.S. We took these photos along with the studio shots last time so there's still more to come- I mean, that pink KARA deserves a post of its own. 



Photos by Bryant Lee

I'm wearing a & Other Stories pullover, COS culottes, Missguided shoes and a KARA bag

xx

Zoe

3/25/2015
February + March 35mm

Film photos I took recently. My baby Olympus Superzoom has been freaking out a bit lately so a lot of the photos came out blurry, but I kind of like it. 
















I use Fujifilm ISO400 35mm film with an Olympus Superzoom 105R point and shoot camera. Do you guys shoot with film? Would love to see some of your photos.

x
Zoe

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3/23/2015
Playlist: Week 23/03/15

This week's instalment....infused with good vibes etc. Hope the sun is out wherever you are and that you have a groovy day. I loved checking out the music suggestions you guys left in the comments so if you find anything cool feel free to holler at me. 



Enjoy~

x
Zoe
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3/20/2015
Beauty update: March 2015

One of the requests I got with the redesign/relaunch was to do an updated beauty routine. As a tiny disclaimer, I really don't know much about makeup so I am by no means an expert. A lot of these products are ones I have been using for years but there are a few new things I really like as well. Here goes! 


1. Lip products: I am a loyal fan of orange-toned products and unless I'm only wearing lip balm (see below), I'm using one of the above. The YSL Babydoll Kiss/Blush is really pigmented but i use very little and blend it out for something more matte. The Loreal lipstick is shiner and sheer but is more moisturising. I don't even know the brand of the last one but it is from Sasa and is a pink/orange tone- I usually dab it on instead of applying it like a normal lip colour for a subtle touch. I keep this mirror from Cool Enough Studios in my bag always, just in case. 


2. Eyes, brows, and base: I think I've used the Maybelline Falsies 24h Waterpoof Mascara since it was introduced- I have to use a waterproof formula otherwise it doesn't hold a curl since I have really straight lashes- I curl them with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and if I use mascara, I use it on both the top and bottom lashes. If I'm feeling fancy I tight line my eyes with the Shu Uemura Pencil Liner. For Brows I use the Shu Uemura Hard 9 Eyebrow Pencil (I think its the darkest shade) and sometimes the By Terry Brow Gel if I'm bothered. On my face, I always wear sunscreen (This one is Shiseido) and if i need it I use a Nars Tinted Moisturizer. If I'm not using the tinted moisturiser, I'll just use the sunscreen as a base with 3 Concept Eyes Concealer and if I look tired I'll use a Bare Minerals 'Stroke of Light' Concealer/Highlighter but I usually skip this step. 


3. Skin and body: I use this Bio Beauté by Nuxe lip balm I picked up in Paris and it is the best. For my body i use this body oil from L:A Bruket from a gift bag, and lotion from & Other Stories, both smell really nice. On my face, I use the Aesop Hydrating Serum as a moisturiser, Le Roche Posay Effaclar when I'm breaking out and the Aesop Parsley Seed Mask at least once a week. I've been using this Dermalogica Cleanser for ages now and it just doesn't seem to run out, plus its very gentle. 



Removal: If I'm not at home, I use these Bioderma Wipes to clean my face (I usually use a cleanser afterwards as well). At home I use Coconut Oil from Whole Foods which i cannot recommend enough. 

Aaaaand...that's about it! If you have any recommendations or beauty tips in general comment below. 

x
Zoe