Simply Styled in Print

 

 

Hi guys,

If any of you know me, I love interacting with different nationalities, religions and of course different aspects of life. It’s nothing more enjoyable for me as I find it mentally stimulating.

Now collaborating is no different. Meeting new bloggers in the industry is such a thrill for me. It’s great to know what makes them start a blog. Why they’re doing it etc, what makes them tick and what inspires them and etc.

So when Edwina came down to Melbourne and we decided to do an impromptu shoot by using Melbourne’s Lane ways.

 

Check out the look below:

 

Her instagram link is here for you to check out 🙂 Enjoy! Style Decoy  (I also got the chance to take an outfit of the day for Edwina. Have a look at my photography) 

 

This look is for a Simple Saturday and a nice look for a hot steamy Melbourne night. #summervibes 🙂

 

Take care all

 

 

 

 

 

 

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img_20170226_124625_753In case you didnt know and not follow me on  Instagram  (please go ahead and do so if you havent), I had my ultimate look drawn.

 

Eyeslikefingers drew me and I am such in shock as I had asked if she could (as if you don’t ask you never know) and she said yes, which was amazing enough but then the art piece was amazing. I don’t know how she did it. But am so thank ful 🙂

 

Brand Interview: Enbacci

Hi All,

 

As you all know, I have been used Enbacci before and since Yong – Li was nice enough to approach, I decided to interview entrepreneur or #girlboss for the low down on Enbacci.

Read below for the full scoop: 

 

1) How was your name made from?

(I assume you meant the Enbacci name)

Our company name is Embrace Products Group and we had originally wanted to use ‘embrace’ as our brand name. However, when it came to registering it, all sorts of problems arose because as you would have it, ‘embrace’ is a very common and popular word in the cosmetics industry. So after some legal advice, we were forced to be a bit more creative and unique with our brand name. As we had originally developed a Chinese brand name called ‘en-bai-si’, we thought, why not just play with the sounds of that and that is how we got Enbacci. So for us, Enbacci encompasses the meaning of ‘embrace’ as well as our ethnic heritage.

2) What inspires you with branding?

From an aesthetic perspective, we are so lucky to be living in a digital age where content from a variety of sources is accessible (eg. Instagram and Pinterest). I love looking though people’s Instagrams (I spend way too much time doing this though, legitimizing it by saying I am doing business research), reading through blogs and digital magazines, and I have recently noticed how much more attention I pay to printed advertisements in magazines. I think I am also quite lucky in that I know what I visually like and that my business partner generally agrees with my ideas.

With regards to the business branding side of things, there were three aspects that we really wanted to translate through our brand; our ability to cater for a wide range of skin types, our love of travel and our familial values. These were all developed through our personal experiences as a family so family is definitely an inspiration behind our branding.

3) How long has it taken you to get to where you are now?

I started working on developing products in late 2012 and we finally launched the Enbacci brand in October 2013. Almost five years and it still feels like a baby.

4) I’ve told you before and ill say it again, your packaging is none other. Attention to detail is 100% – do you like coming up with new ways to reinvent packing style or do you prefer classic presentation?

I am very lucky to have some inside connections and knowledge about the latest packaging but I actually do prefer something classic. I don’t like overcomplicating things because that just gets too confusing for both the customer and me! I think you need to know where you can be innovative (like with the ingredients we use in our products) and where you shouldn’t overcomplicate things. Packaging for us has a function. You mess with that function, you mess with people’s heads.

5) What were you doing before Enbacci?

Ehh…finishing High School? Like I said earlier, I started Enbacci in 2012, which was my first year at University. I had my hands in helping out in the family business as well as a couple of odd jobs and volunteer positions, but my studies were the main focus for me.

6) When It comes to working with bloggers, what is the 1 thing that you think makes them stand out?

It’s how engaging they are with you when talking to you, but I guess you can say that about any kind of relationship. You can tell when you meet bloggers when they are feigning interest just to get your products versus actually engaging in dialogue with a blogger not only about our products but about each other’s lives. I like to get to know bloggers on a more personal level because at the end of the day, you are people and knowing more about you helps me to understand where Enbacci can fit into it.

7) Does your whole family work at Enbacci?

Almost. My mum is my business partner and she takes on a lot of the creativity that goes on in our business. The handsome dude in our campaign images is also my younger brother.

8) What is for the future of enbacci? Where do you plan to take it?

I would love to be as big as Estee Lauder Companies Inc. or L’Oreal Group one day, but I don’t expect that to happen for a little while longer. For now, we are still developing new products to add to our

brand, being as innovative as we can, whilst also stripping skincare to the bare basics. There are a few things in the works for this year so keep your eyes peeled for them!

9) What’s your day like?

I generally start my day with a good breakfast at home where I am also deciding what I want content I want to post for the day, then I’ll head into the office if I am not scheduled to be at any meetings. My days at the office can vary quite differently depending on what needs to be done. On a typical day, you can probably find me at my desk doing some kind of admin work. I do everything in the business from the big important contract stuff, to product and artwork design, to website maintenance, and even the accounting. After a day at the office, I like to head to the gym for a quick workout or to go to a yoga class and calm my thoughts for the day. Finish the day off with some dinner and maybe catch up on some NBA games and then I’m in bed!

10) I like how your products are for all skin types. What are you top tips for dry, oily and combination skin?

Firstly, I am big believer in keeping your insides healthy to ensure your outsides look good, so keeping hydrated is my top tip for all skin types. With regards to the individual skin types, for dry skin the best skincare advice I can give is to pick a hydrating moisturizer. Just because it feels thick and oily, doesn’t necessarily mean it is hydrating. You need to look for ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which help to draw moisture into the skin and retain it, as well as some king of antioxidant like green tea extract or vitamins C and/or E.

My top tip for those with oily skin is to not be tricked by skincare brands who sell you products that completely strip your skin of its’ oils. That generally makes your skin think it is dry, therefore making your skin produce more oil and giving you even oilier skin. Don’t be fooled! And in conjunction with this, just because your skin is oily does not mean you don’t need a moisturizer. Opt for a more lightweight moisturizer if you are concerned about how oily you get during the day.

For my combination skin comrades, all I can say is find yourself a good skincare regime and stick to it. This should consist of at least a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer.

 

 

Thanks to the lovely  Yong – Li for allowing me to interview you. GO and check out their products that I have reviewed on my blog

 

Blog Post : Enbacci

 

Their socials are: https://www.instagram.com/enbacci/

 

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Let’s do drinks and catch up.

Hi All & Welcome to 2017 on the blog:

I have been dying to tell you but I have some news for you. 2017 will be THE year for me. I can finally tell you so here it goes:

 

  1. I am building my own house. This has been such an exhausting time for me as things have been on the back burner with the land etc. But can finally say, I will be officially an “adult” with  a mortgage in 2017 . I decided to do this for myself and my future self as I am firm believer, you don’t need a man to complete you BUT you can do anything.
  2. New Blog, will be happening once point 1 is completed. A new name has been picked and it will be….. “The Elegance of She”. (I’ve actually had help with this so a big thank you to that person). I want my blog to be a place where anyone of any size, coloured skin or race can come and visit. I hope to give you inspiration in being elegant. But trust me, nothing will change, it will just be a better blog for you all & to think you will be able to actually buy what I post.
  3. With point 2, I shall be making merchandise as previously advised &
  4. I want to make it official and I will be starting You Tube. Ill have a bunch of things on there like Tutorials, Vlogs, Lookbook and What’s in my bag and other things that You Tube is famous for.

 

Anyway, just want to say a cliche sentence right now and thank everyone for following me and reading my posts. It has been a pleasure thus far of the blogging world.  🙂 I hope you have enjoyed it and cant wait for the next 10 months of a ride.

Thanks all

 

 

P.s This is part 2 of my photoshoot for “My Classics”. This is showing how I’d style an off the shoulder top. I have been organising my birthday, so this is the perfect outfit for a girls night out.

 

Enjoy 🙂

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How to buy Vintage

Hello All,

 

So sorry for the lack of posting, I have been on holidays and just got back.. But when I was away, a  Vintage store Geelong Vintage Market was down the road from my hotel and since then was inspired to do a how to check list kinda post for you all: I purely love vintage as 99% of the time, the quality is much better. Whether it be jewls, bags, shoes or clothing.  They just don’t make it like they use to.

Now, if you checked my Instagram: Follow me I had a good few options which had made the decision hard than ever. I didn’t have much money on me which had made it harder.

Anyway thought i’d give you some tips on how I bought my goodies, these have helped me: (Note: these tips help generally when shopping, not just for vintage)

 

1) What’s your favourite Era of vintage? Check out the store first to get a good feel what they sell.   My favourite era is from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. .

2) Are you checking out something in particular? I.e bag, jewls, clothes etc – make sure you know what you want to buy as this will make your decision making alot easier.

3) Know what works for you.

4) The Hype of getting vintage can be overwhelming, so  I’d recommend getting somethng you can honestly wear over and over again. Try finding your own classic. Like for me, I am not a fan of the gold these days but somehow vintage gold looks so much better quality.

Now, the options at the Geelong Vintage market were endless and I could’ve been real bad and bought the whole store but lucky for me, I have self control  and was able to walk away with some good finds.

 

Hopefully everyone has had a beautiful start to 2017.

 

P.s This is 1 of the looks I’ve styled as of apart of the launch of my new Category named “My classics”.  This category is dedicated to Classic pieces in your wardrobe that every fashionista needs.. Anyway this is look 1, so stay tuned for the rest <3.

 

Photos were taken with Natalie @ yourstrulyny

 

Top is from Glassons and it is new!

 

 

 

🙂

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How to : Pearl Choker

Hey all,

 

If you noticed I posted on Insta the other weekend ( check Chicgeek85 / OOTN ) I had did a look for my cousin’s pre wedding party. I wore a simple blush skirt with off the shoulder top and my vintage pearl necklaces with my Chanel brooch.So many people complimented on my necklace but in fact, they were 2 pearl necklaces and a brooch.  It’s super easy and here we go:

** Please note, I’ve used my wrist as an example of a neck*

 

 

Step 1: I grabbed 2 necklaces (1 vintage and 1 fake) pearl necklaces in order to gain a layers effect.

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Step 2:  Wrap around your neck until comfortable.

 

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Step 3: Grab your brooch and clip it over your necklace like so.

 

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Step 4: And voile!

 

 

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Note: I’d wear this with something open neck like off the shoulder top that  I got from Boohoo a while ago, just so I could show it off. Something timeless, chic, classic and elegant but still on trend. (Just refer to my outfit as mentioned earlier)

 

 

Hope everyone had a beautiful new years and I look forward to working with you all in 2017.

Thank you so much for your support. 🙂

 

Take care xx

 

The Peach Box: Collab

Hey all,

 

Jewls;  a classic, timeless way to update, dress up, elevate and make an outfit look extra elegant in simple ways. Being the European that I am ( Albanian / Turkish background ) , jewls have been in our culture for a long time. So long that, if you were newlyweds the bride was given ropes of gold ..

Being the modern stylish woman that I am, I am not a real fan of so much gold as what they gave to the brides but more into pearls,  silver, rose gold, diamonds and last but not least costume jewelry.

 

Ok, we all should know that we don’t need to spend alot of money to have some decent jewelry or make a beautiful timeless outfit, which is why it was a great opportunity to work with The Peach box.

I picked these 2 items as I find they have a timeless and elegant feature that we all know I love.

 

 

On another note, just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas x

 

 

This post was in collaboration with The Peach Box. These items were gifted to me but have no influence on me whatsoever.

 

Xx

 

 

 

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Enbacci Skincare: Apple Revitalising Eye

20161218_12345220161218_12330620161218_12330320161218_122942Hey All,

 

So in case you didn’t, I was graciously invited to Enbacci & Bloggers United AU event the other weekend at the glam chic location of the Garden room at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.

Such a fun day filled with Champagne and canape’s, the room was decked to fill the “Garden room” mood. There was a lush flower wall and everything. Don’t worry, us bloggers took advantage of that and the Instagram Printer that was there too.

But now, lets talk about the actual product.

 


If you didn’t know, Enbacci’s legacy skin care is all about using Fruit Stem Cell for their products. Generally, it’s grape but with this product, it is apple. Yes, APPLE!

Now, even though I don’t look like I am in my 30’s, I have to be proactive on my aging process and get onto it. Using this product, under the eyes and going around in a circular motion, can hydrate the eyes which is one of the first places of premature aging. Wow, look at me sounding all legit and bloggerish (ok, is there such word?)

Anyway, it was a gorgeous day in Melbourne and got the chance to meet a lot of lovely people and of course use the flower wall and that printer! 🙂

 

Take care yo!

 

 

Please note : all these Enbacci products as shown in these pictures have been gifted t0 me ..