Tropical vibes


Trousers and shirt - H&M; Sandals - Clarks.


























Hello beautiful people, how is everyone? With the extremely hot weather finally coming to the UK I happily got a few summery wardrobe additions. One of them is this beautiful cropped shirt (that is actually under the sweater section on the website). I just love the wrap back and it is such a good quality - worth every penny! It is just one of those staple peaces, that look so good on the body and goes with everything. The next clothing item are these tropical print culottes. Funny story - I wanted to order them online, but they weren't out yet, so I went to the shop and the ones they had were too small, I got back to the shop the next day and they had the last pair left and it was my size! I am so lucky considering they are beautiful and really summery. They do cover the legs (which I prefer) but I still don't feel like I am wearing too much. So I paired the two together because of the different textures and materials, but it still works because of the length differences.
Other than that, has anyone seen BBHMM? Amazing video, with so many references from my favourite movies (Thelma & Louise, The Doom Generation, Carrie) and really cool women. I think Rihanna is just such a cool, inspiring, free lady and she's so talented! And the fact that she found one of the girls for her video just on Instagram is pretty rad. And let me tell you, this girl is hella cool! I am already following her! You can read i-D's article about that here.
Now I'm just counting days until I go back home for holidays and waiting for my offer to be accepted for the new house next year. Goddamn these adult things!
How are you guys? Are you enjoying the summery weather? What do you think about the video?
Vil

Oh, and here's a good song ya'll:


How to prepare for a job interview

Hello beautiful people, how are you? Recently I had to go trough the process of getting a work placement / internship and an actual job. It was something completely new for me and I was learning as I was going trough the actually process. It is something, that you can't avoid as a young student/graduate.Some of them were really successful, other ones - not so much, however I can gladly say I got all of the positions that I've been interviewed for! So I decided to collaborate with the new job site, called City Calling, where you can find all of the Jobs Online and it will match the jobs not only depending on your skills, but also your personality. And here are all of the tips and tricks from your makeup to your outfit, that will hopefully help you get your dream job!

PREP
Perricone MD moisturiser / Aussie Fresh Mate body wash / Avene eye cream / MK freshen

O&M style guru / Josie Maran argan oil
















Preparation is a really important part of getting ready for an interview. The night before, make sure you get enough of sleep, so that you are well rested and can express your ideas clearly. Most importantly - you are in a good and positive mood. I like to take a shower in the morning before the interview, but feel free to do whatever feels right for you (you can have a bath or a shower the night before). I like to have a nice refreshing shower, so that I would feel more awake. I tend to use  a shower gel with an invigorating scent. This is the time where you should use all of your favourite products! Trust me, I've tried a new shampoo once and my hair was a total mess!
Talking about my hair, I always go for a simple and clean look. For that frizz-free hair, use a dash of argan oil and a little bit of styling cream, to keep everything in place.

MAKE UP
Clean base, slight contour, clean eyebrows, little bit of mascara and stronger lip

Rimmel Match Perfection / Rimmel Clear Complexion / Lord&Berry brow pencil / Maybelline Brow Drama / Tarte blush / Lord & Berry lipstick / MK Mascara / Lord & Berry Eyeliner / Seventeen Define & Conquer


























This is a part, that you would just have to do what feels the best for you and however you feel comfortable. If you don't like wearing makeup - then don't do it! At the end of the day you should be hired for your personal qualities, not for how you look. It also depends on the company you are being interviewed for, not gonna lie. I've once worn a red lipstick for an interview and it worked really well - the company was looking for creative and different people and director told me that the red lipstick grabbed her attention. Other than that, I would go for something light and simple. Use long lasting makeup so that you don't have to worry about it. I would use my favourite foundation, set it with powder (it will last longer), contour slightly, make your eyebrows look presentable and use a little bit of mascara. I personally always tend to go for a brighter lip, but it is a personal preference, so do whatever feels right for you!

OUTFIT



Trousers - H&M / Trench - Stradivarius / Button up - Gerry Weber / Shoes - Adidas



This one is really important, because even if you want people to judge you depending on your personality, the first impression is very important. I am not saying that you have to wear something fancy or extremely beautiful. It can be very simple but just make sure that the clothes are ironed and clean, because you are representing yourself. Talking about the style this can actually help you. If you do your research right you might understand that for some jobs you can wear something extremely creative and the employer will appreciate this, since he knows that you have done your research and you understand the company you want to work for. For instance, I went to an industry talk with Urban Outfitters and they said that the person wearing dungarees would fit into the company much better that someone wearing a suit. For me, I tend to keep my personal style, which is what I'd like to call smart-relaxed, I tend to go for straight cut, loose pants that are still very smart because of the material it is made from. White shirt will always be the best thing for any outfit, because it looks so crisp and professional. The outfit that I created would be suitable for a graphic designers position. I would wear something like this, hence why I am wearing my Stan Smith's and a trench coat. I also added marble print bag, for a creative twist. If it was a job role for a PR internship, I would just wear different / smarter shoes and brighter lip. It is all about the small details!


BREATHE. SMILE. IT'S GOING TO BE ALRIGHT



At the end of the day - it's all about you. Try not to panic, nothing bad is going to happen. Just think about, what is the worst that could happen? By staying calm you will be able to show the best version of yourself and express your ideas clearly. And remember to always smile, the employers always look for positive people. Even if you don't know the answer a big smile is always going to be better than nothing. I personally have been in situations where I was not the most qualified candidate but I smiled and the employer said that he could see that spark in my eyes. Try and control your body language and use it for your own benefit, try and convince them that you are the best candidate and you want this position!
There are plenty of tips that I would like to share! I might do more posts on this topic, feel free to ask all of the necessary questions! Do you have any tips?
Vil

£1 RUBY WOO DUPE
















Hello birds! Just wanted to share this beautiful discovery! As you may or may not know, Mac's Ruby Woo is by far my favourite red lipstick. One day I was just strolling around Wilko's and found this gorgeous lip pencil from Essence, the name of the shade is Femme Fatale and it was only one pound. When I swatched the lipliner, I realised that it is the same shade as Ruby Woo. For this price you cannot go wrong. Oh, and it is actually really creamy, so it work as a lipstick even better than an actual lipliner. Hope this helps!
Do you have any brilliant dupes?
Vil

3 BEST MOISTURISERS FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN

Hello beautiful human beings! My skin has been in such a good condition recently, thanks to some new additions to my skincare. Whether you want a splurge product or a cheaper alternative, I got you covered!























Perricone MD Nourishing Moisturiser (£62) 
Packed with Olive Polyphenols, Neuropeptides and Tocotrienols it will leave your skin replenished and feeling youthful. Definitely a splurge item, but oh so worth it! It made my skin softer and hydrated in just two days! What are Polyphenols, Neuropeptides and Tocotrienols you ask me? Here's the answer for you - I got a full review coming up on this blog, so keep your eye for it!

Bioderma Hydrabio Rich (~£11.20)
This one is perfect if your skin is dehydrated. Unlike the previous one this is targeted specifically for skin that is affected by everyday factors such as pollution, stress and sun. It sinks in really quickly and dries to a semi-matte finish. I used to say that it is pretty difficult to get a hold of this brand in the UK, but with recent Bioderma's popularity you can get it on websites such as Escentual, or from specific pharmacies (my favourite one is Essentials in Covent Garden, they have quite a few products in there!).

Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturiser SPF 15 (~10)
This one is the cheapest one, but surprisingly the only one with inbuilt SPF. I usually use a separate SPF protector for that, but this comes in very handy on those days, when you just can't be bothered with all of your regular skincare regime. The best thing about this moisturiser is that it is cruelty-free and does not have Petroleum, SLS and Paraben. And... it is 97% natural. So for all of the sensitive skin people out there, this one is for you! The smell is absolutely lovely and it sinks in quickly. It can leave your skin slightly shinny but it is nothing to be worried about.

Do you have any other recommendations? What is your favourite moisturiser? Maybe you have cheaper alternative or an absolutely expensive product that is totally worth the money? Let me know! Let's start this discussion!
Vil