Aug 29, 2014

Dancing in the dark


Here I am, back from a summer holiday which has been truly amazing. We had so much fun on the road discovering places I have never been to before on the Mediterranean and Aegean Coast of Turkey and I can't wait to share many many pictures with you.

Let's start with this versatile dress I ordered shortly before my holiday from The Outnet (it's still on sale by the way). It's the infinity dress by Tart and was the most worn item in my suitcase. Who can blame me? It's summery, white and you can play around with it the way you want to customize different shapes and styles. 






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Aug 8, 2014

Babyliss Homelight - an update

 

After a couple of months of trying the Babyliss HomeLight laser we thought we give a little update how this is going for us. 

Nesli: Starting off I used the Babyliss HomeLight every two weeks after shaving, and after a couple of uses (depends on your skin tone) it was advised to switch to an interval of four weeks. Even though it doesn't take that long to use (depending on the areas you want to treat) I wasn't very disciplined at keeping the schedule. Regarding the pain level other methods bring with them I can honestly say that I mostly didn't feel anything at all using the Babyliss, sometimes it got a little bit warmer when I pulsed but all in all very easy and carefree, if you follow the instructions and protect your eyes with the shield the product comes with, I don't see any hazards personally.  

Mi Ji: I agree with Neslihan's perception - there's one point that I found rather unpractical though: You have to be very precise when pulse lighting an area in order to avoid treating the same spots multiple times. To do so you need a clear sight, but the eye protection glasses that you have to wear, unfortunately clouded my sight and it took me a while to proceed.

So can we already see and feel some changes?

 Hard to tell, but it worked best for us on different parts (N: legs, bikini line / M: bikini line, underarms). We observed not slower but less hair growth, which is exactly what the product is supposed to do. But while using this, you are depriving yourself of longer periods of smooth skin as you shouldn't wax while using this product, but instead shave. So we guess you should consider if you're willing to deal with it for the bigger picture.

 As you shouldn't expose your skin to the sun two weeks after using the Babyliss we stopped during summer and will restart in autumn, continue using it every four weeks through the winter months and hope to have considerably reduced hair to worry about next year. If you don't have sensitive skin, are open to try out new methods and have patience, this product might meet your needs.


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Aug 1, 2014

Reflecting

Source:  Pinterest

 
Recently I have been noticing that a lot of bloggers I follow express similar thoughts: Should we write about more important and perhaps beneficial subjects like self-growth or culture as opposed to beauty and fashion? Are we too addicted to our phones, checking social media even before we washed our face or had coffee?

 Is it time for a digital detox?

As Styleseeking Zurich sixth anniversary approaches, I am more than ever aware of how this blog evolved, of how Mi-Ji and I changed over the years, making this spot on the blogosphere still our common digital playground.

I guess many of you reading this blog also transitioned from being a student to a full time working girl in the last couple of years. There are things we all struggle with, from finding a job that we truly love, advancing in our careers, having meaningful relationships and so on. Add to this neverending list the occasional guilt of not posting here regularly, and there you have it. Sometimes it's just too much to handle. This is where I took a step back trying to understand what it is that's holding me back.

Did you notice that when we post photos of ourselves here, it's usually when we're on a vacation or weekend getaway? When else do you have leisure time to take photos, choosing a beautiful new background that's at the same time interesting? When I first became aware of this, I thought to myself it's actually a little sad that I can't find the time nor energy to shoot day to day outfits, but the longer I think about it... Travelling became so much a part of (lifestyle) blogging these days that people are not keen anymore to visit blogs with outfit pictures taken around a school campus or even your room (remember those times?) Not even fashion weeks excite us anymore as the special couple of weeks in the year the most successful ones show us their activities abroad. Instead we're used to see magazine like pictures from beautiful girls in whatever faraway exotic country you can think of, working having the time of their lives. They hop on flights more often than an average person might take a public bus. So I guess it's ok when I only get to post here (outfit) pictures from my travels, even if that's only the case a couple of times a year as opposed to all the time.

After six years of sharing my hobby here with you, I am glad that our readers are still appreciative and very supportive. One reader recently posted a comment stating

"It is a pleasure to see how your blog and your style has evolved over the years. Styleseeking Zurich was my first blog discovery in 2009 and since then I am thrilled. Even if you transitioned from being a student to working life and a lot has changed since your university days (less time), I hope that you do not lose the joy of blogging (quality not quantity)."

It's words of encouragement like this (thank you Samantha!) that keep me sometimes going and not standing in my own way. I don't want to make promises on the flow of postings here or excuse the lack thereof but let me just say, I found excitement again in the prospect of creating content for our blog and look forward to sharing these after a much needed holiday in Turkey. Hope it's going to be a memorable August in the best way possible, because July wasn't very good to me after all.

Hello August, hello lighter hair, darker skin, warmer water, colder drinks... 
I am ready for you.

Neslihan
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