Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Floral Fun

Floral Fun

Get the dress with 20% off discount at Motel Rocks with the code : big-brown-eyes

Potassium Alum Crystal Deodorant Stone

Do you have problems with smelling under the arms?
If you do then you must read this post. Not going to lie this is going to be a bit embarrassing for me to write about but i've got the courage to write about it as it will help other people.
At a fete I went to a year or two back they had this natural products stall and my mum saw this deodorant stick. It is basically a natural crystal/stone that stops you from smelling. My mum asked the woman at the stall about it and she said it is a deodorant that stops the smelling no matter how bad. I had the problem with smelling so my mum bought the stone for me to try out. Unlike normal deodorant this sticks prevents the smell of sweat for a day or two. When I finish my showers before I dry off I just rub the stick under my arms and thats it. I do this everyday but apparently you can do this every couple of days. Usually my mum would tell me I smell a bit and no matter who that comes from its embarrassing but using this stick has worked wonders. I dont smell at all and I dont need to use deodorant which saves a bit of money. Talking of money I'm pretty sure my mum bough the stick for a couple of pounds and if im not mistaken I got it some time last year if not the end of the year before that but anyway's Its going to last me a couple more years if so more. After all its just a few wipes under the arms and you're done.
I did a bit of research if you're interested and found out how exactly it works:

"Potassium alum is soluble in water.  When the stone is wet or applied to wet skin, it leaves a thin layer of crystal deposits on the skin.  
The crystal does not prevent the body to sweat and does not impair or constrict the sweat glands. 
Potassium alum is an anti-mocrobial and anti-septic that will inhibits the growth of the bacteria living on the surface of the skin and therefore the unpleasant odour that comes with it.   The crystal effectively prevents odour to develop and does not just mask it.
The crystal is odourless, non-sticky, non-staining and hypoallergenic. 
It also has vaso-constritive / astringent properties and can be used after shaving. It will effectiviely reduce bleeding in minor cuts and abrasions and soothe irritated skin after the removal of body hair."
I have used a couple of deodorants, a roll-on deodorant thing but this is the best I have used. My mum went and bout one for everyone in my family. Everything about this product is fab, it has helped me and I hope I have helped someone else out. You'll save so much money as this will literally last you ages. I no longer need to feel embarrassed thinking I smell. Of-course I'm not sure how well this will work for someone who does a lot of sport It depends on the person but for me its fantastic. My mum got the other sticks in an Islamic shop, im sure if you ask for a crystal/stone deodorant they will know what your on about. They dont sell this at my chemist but its definitely worth a look. The prices vary online so have a look. If you have any questions please comment below I will try my hardest to answer them or you can do a bit of research and type the name into a search engine and have a read. 
Have you tried this before? Has this post interested you? 


Thursday, 23 August 2012

Not even barbie's perfect

 If Barbie was an actual woman, she would be 5’9” tall, have a 39” bust, an 18” waist, 33” hips and a size 3 shoe.
• Barbie calls this a “full figure” and likes her weight at 110 lbs.
• At 5’9” tall and weighing 110 lbs, Barbie would have a BMI of 16.24 and fit the weight criteria for anorexia. She likely would not menstruate.
• If Barbie was a real woman, she’d have to walk on all fours due to her proportions.
 • Slumber Party Barbie was introduced in 1965 and came with a bathroom scale permanently set at 110 lbs with a book entitled “How to Lose Weight” with directions inside stating simply “Don’t eat.”

I found this picture on tumblr and found it very meaningful. Barbie is known for being beautiful and perfect but is she really?, This picture shows the proportions of barbie if she were a human.. personally that is anything but perfect. People who inspire to look like barbie need a new inspiration. maybe try looking in the mirror and there you'll find the inspirations 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A little bit about moi.


Ok so I thought I'd do something different with the post today, this one will be all about me. Its just so give people more of an idea of me and a little something that Isn't shown in my post. I'm just going to answer lots of questions and hopefully I dont bore you to death...
1. What's your name? My name is Zainab : )
2. What is your blog about? Well as you can see its a fashion and beauty blog filled with my styled outfit posts, opinions and reviews.
3. Which 3 words describe you? Small, Creative and Loving
4. What was the last thing you bought? Wire cutters... for my jewellery making
5. What crafts are you into? Card making, Polymer clay and depending on the mood sometimes drawing and painting
6. What trends are you loving at the moment? Well I really like the chiffon shirts that are shorter at the front.
7. What fashions are you not liking that everyone seems to like? Well I really dont like creepers they're just so brick like and also i'm not sure if people like these but those pointy shoes with the metal bit at the toe, they are just horrible..
8. How would you describe your style? I guess I fall into the category of girly.
9. What would your first fashion collection be on? I would have to say something fantasy.. on the lines of Alice and wonderland, thats my favourite fashion inspiration and you can get away with lots of wacky designs.
10. Have you ever made a dress? Because im writing these questions as I go along they suite me and Yes I have made 2 dresses in school.
11. Have you been out of your home country? Yes, to france and mauritius.
12. Where would you like to visit? I would love to go to Cyprus, Mexico, Morocco, Spain and Italy and Egypt oh wait and New York
13. What are you currently studying? Fashion and English Lit (a level)
14. What was the last thing you ate? A fruit tart, it was lovely
15. Who's your girl crush? Mila Kunis, hands down she is the worlds most beautiful woman
16. What's your favourite film? I dont think I can pick 1 but my top few are: Despicable Me, She's the Man, Selena, A Walk to Remember aaannnndddd beauty and the beast.
17. What would we find on your ipod? A mix of pop and rnb.. pretty much the mainstream things
18. Whats your best body feature? I would say my eyes.. they're brown and beautiful.
19. Do you have a job? Nope I need one though.
20. What did you last reblog on tumblr?

21. What is an automatic turn on? If you have dimples I love you.
22. Would you run for president? Nope, its too much work.
23. Can you drive? No, but I should probably start learning.
24. What do you think of tattoos? I dont particularly love them but I guess it depends if the person can make the tattoo look hot.
25. What would you do if you won the lottery? 2 guesses... of-course I'll buy a new wardrobe and take my family on a holiday.
26. If there was a fire what would be the thing you grab? My phone and a box with some pendants which includes a necklace that my best friend got me for my birthday.
27. What's your favourite animal? Monkey, they're just soo cute.
27. What is your favourite accessors? I would say rings
28. Favourite food? This is going to be weird but its actually roast meat.. the tongue of a cow. I know it sounds horrendous but its sooo nice and soft/tender and taste great.
29. Which shoe do you put on first? My right one
30. What's your favourite type of cake? I would have to say cheesecake.. you can never go wrong with a cheesecake.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012




Just a couple of photos of my outfit from Eid (sunday). My dress was black white pink roses and I wore it with a black lace top and a pair of indian style trousers which where skinny at the bottom. I completed my outfit with a pair of wedges with a sparkling bow which showed of the henna that I did myself. I was planning to wear this bigger with diamontes head scarf but it was soo hot I put on a simple black chiffon headscarf with this big, sparkly broach. The one day I wouldn't mind being in shorts and a tee and I have to be in an outfit. And then  as you can see a little clutch bag with sparkly detail. Overall the day was good, I saw all the family after not seeing them for a couple of weeks. So yeah do I look pretty :)

And the Winner is..

I want to say thank you to everyone who entered my Barry M summer give-away, it was nice going on my twitter and seeing people tweeting about the give-away. In total I got 848 entries which Im pleased about. Hopefully I'll pick up some things and do another  give-away. And now to announce the winner....
Congratualtions to

Jean Bolsover for winning my Barry M summer giveaway
Again thank you to all for entering and remember to check back for more blog posts and giveaways

Friday, 10 August 2012

Introducing you to Motel Rocks

I stumbles across on to a new clothing website that I found recently and thought I'd share it with you. Something that caught my eye straight away was all the prints and colours, some of which I haven't seen on the high street. I think from this site there's something for everyone. There's a variety of things to look for from tops all the way down to socks. There are so many pieces that I just love, here a few of them

Motel Nala Peplum Tube Dress in Black and White Baroque


I love everything about this dress starting from the print. Personally I've never seen this stunning print on a dress, its usually on wallpapers (not a bad thing). Its a crazy yet simple patter if you get what I mean, Its a pattern made up of lots of swirly lines. What makes this pattern work on the dress is the actual shape/design of the dress. You have that really sexy and feminine body-con dress with the peplum waist feature which gives you that hourglass wait. The peplum waist detailing also gives the dress more of a glamorous feel. This dress does it all really, I would either pair it will black shoes or if your feeling really fun then pair it with a bright coloured shoe.

Motel Annali Strapless Cream Bustier Dress in Soft Green


I saw this dress on tumblr and loved it so when I found this dress on Motel Rocks I was very happy. This is a simple, floaty, summer dress that will make you feel like a princess. The top is really pretty with the white lace and sweetheart neckline creating that really feminine touch. The skirt is lovely the shade of light green is beautiful especially with the summer trend being pastels. The light fabric will make you feel like your on cloud 9. This dress can be accessories with some statement pieces because the dress is so simple. 

Motel New Zoe Bodycon Dress in Rainbow Fade


Some people are going to hate this dress with all the colours but I think its really fun. Its quite 'hippie' with all the colours merging into each other. The colours are bright and bold, as you can see. This dress works well because the shape of the dress is a simple bodying dress which will make you look fabulous. You can wear this dress with several looks. This will look quite cool with a crochet dress/top over it and make it look quite beach-y. Or you can go all rock by adding a leather studded jacket and a pair of Jeffrey Campbell's. Like I said before, where else are you going to get a rainbow coloured dress?

Motel Hillary Strapless Body in White Rosa Print


Motel Rocks also has a selection of play-suits and this one is absolutely cute. That sweet-heart neckline gives it that really pretty feel. Then there's the pretty rose print in black which I love. This is garment that create several different looks. Pair with a pair of high waisted jeans for a cool look. 

Motel Hilly High Waist Hot Pant in Aztec Pastel Print


Although I'm not a person who can go out wearing shorts, I do love these. I love the print on these hot pants, its filled with colour and shapes. The black against the rest of those colours really makes them stand out. The way this has been styles in the picture is how I would style it too. A pair of killer platforms with this pair of hot pants will be a super sexy look.

Ok so there's about 20 other garment's I want you to see but im sure you get the gist of it. Motel Rocks offer a range of fun and colourful clothes. Take a look at their website to see if there's anything you like even if the pieces i've chosen in this post aren't quite your thing. They have tops, shorts, dresses and even cosmetics. I have just read on their website that if you place an order before 12:30 then they will try and send out your things that day so you'll hopefully get your stuff earlier. Also if I'm correct if you live in the Uk then shipping is free no matter high much you spend (correct me if im wrong).

Also as a reader of my blog you get 20% off your order when you use the code: 

So go check out the website and tell me what you think.