Thursday, October 19, 2017

How to Enhance Your Beauty, Confidence and Looks

How to Enhance Your Beauty, Confidence and Looks

The fact that we live in the era of the Internet and social media that bombard us with standards of beauty not many women can keep up with can be very frustrating; however, there are still ways to deal with that and become more confident no matter what. If you want to know how to enhance your beauty, looks, and confidence in four simple steps, just stay with us and keep on reading. Here’s what you should do to make that happen!

Do anything that makes you feel happy and beautiful

How to Enhance Your Beauty, Confidence and Looks

Being beautiful isn’t just a matter of your flawless physical appearance, nice clothes, and perfect makeup look. It’s actually more about how you feel on the inside and something that people call ‘inner beauty’ – being at peace with yourself and other people inevitably shows on your face, making you look and feel happy and satisfied, and therefore beautiful.

This is exactly why you should always do anything which can make you feel that way, without any exceptions. Play with various makeup looks whenever you feel like it. If you love to dress up and put a red lipstick on to go grocery shopping, then do it. If you were in two minds about dyeing your hair and going for a shorter haircut, this is the right time to go for it. If it makes you feel happy and beautiful, it’s worth all the effort!

Upgrade your everyday beauty routine

How to Enhance Your Beauty, Confidence and Looks

Another great way to improve your looks and feel more beautiful is by upgrading your beauty routine, which is particularly important now that autumn has finally arrived. First of all, you should make sure that your skin is properly moisturised, since it needs extra hydration after months of summer and hot weather.

Switching from lightweight serums to creams and oils with richer texture and more nourishing formula is a must. Besides thicker facial and body creams, you should definitely give Swisse Argan Face Oil a try – apart from hydrating and protecting your skin to the max, it also slows down the signs of ageing by reducing fine lines and improving your skin’s elasticity. Once you introduce it to your everyday beauty routine, you’ll see an instant improvement.

Wear clothes you feel comfortable in

How to Enhance Your Beauty, Confidence and Looks

No matter how superficial this may sound, your clothes really have a huge impact on how you look and feel, which is why so many women are spending hours in front the mirror. Ladies from all over the globe try very hard to keep up with the latest fashion trends, which often results in disastrous outfits that look ridiculous on them. That’s exactly why you should always wear whatever you feel comfortable in, no matter if it’s trendy or not.

Clothes that fit your body shape can accentuate all your attributes and hide some minor flaws, which is one of the best ways to overcome your insecurities. Investing in fall essential items is never a bad idea, so be sure to get a good pair of jeans, ordinary white T-shirts, black leather jacket, and a pair of white sneakers you can always rely on. These will surely give you an instant confidence boost!

Be moderate with makeup

How to Enhance Your Beauty, Confidence and Looks

A good makeup look can really save your day, no matter what you’re wearing, so be sure to always have at least a tiniest bit of your favourite product on your face. Many women claim that makeup makes them feel more confident and beautiful, which is why they love experimenting with it so much.

The main purpose of makeup is basically to make you look prettier without being too in-your-face, so be sure to be moderate with it in order to avoid some of the most common mistakes. It’s completely okay to overline your lips a bit, especially if you want them to look fuller, but don’t go overboard with it because that definitely doesn’t look good. Keep it natural and enhance your best features, and you’ll see the true power of makeup!

There are so many ways to enhance your beauty, self-esteem, and looks, and all you should do is to pick some that suit your preferences in the best possible way. Once that’s done, you’ll feel much more beautiful and confident, which is exactly what counts most!

                                       This is a guest post by Amy Mia  (Facebook Twitter)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Blazer look


Finally managed to pull out the video together and upload it on my new Youtube channel guys!
That means, I am not done yet with my Paris posts. Read my previous posts to catch up on my Parisian insights.

Paris is such a grown up city, compared to London. People are very chic, elegant and stylish. Totally different style that I am seeing on London streets. And that is why I enjoy travelling. Because you get to explore new culture, styles and views. First time in Paris during Fashion Week, was an enjoyable moment. I did not have any high expectations, as I was more curious on the differences, and how it is going in there. For next time, I am sure, I have more insights and experiences and will explore more of it. Watch my wrap up video of Paris weekend getaway and make sure to subscribe me to not miss another travel video.

PFW street style

PFW street style

PFW street style


PFW street style

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Thursday, October 12, 2017



Autumn is great when there is still sun and colourful leaves on the trees. Do I want a lot?

How do you enjoy your autumn days so far? The time is passing so quickly and soon or later, Christmas will arrive! Believe me or not, but on Oxford street in London, they already put up Christmas lights and now we are just awaiting on the day when it lights on.

Sometimes, I feel like this world around is constantly chasing up and sprinting for something. You do the same. Keep running. Keep running for the good school, good grades, good job, opportunities, satisfaction, happiness and all factors of a good successful life. Running day, night, months, years. Sometimes, when I slow down, when I feel like having a break from the run, people are passing by you and running ahead and telling you to keep it up. Then you feel the pressure of being behind and you start sprinting again. And that's how it goes. Chasing for dreams, chasing for good retirement, chasing for all good things to happen in life. Because instantly, we think that life is too short. Actually not. If we live it in full and do whatever makes us happy and fulfilling us, then we living the maximum of it.

Now. Define successful and good life. I bet there will be various theories and definitions. Because ultimately, success means different things to everybody. 

So people, relax and calm down. Every success counts and everybody runs in different time zone. You are not behind, you are not late. Because once you will reach where you want to be. Believe in yourself and have a nice day!

Don't let you short-term life situation guide you and cheat you on your good life!


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ultimate things to do in Paris


Paris is always a good idea, said Audrey Hepburn once. And, I have to agree. Not only it's so easily approachable by train from London, but also Paris has so many stuff to offer all the time. Been there many times already and still didn't get bored of the city.

This time, was a short weekend visit to Paris for Fashion Week, as I have already talked about it in my previous posts. Paris is indeed a magical city and cannot wait to come back again! Hopefully soon. What I love about Paris, are the corner coffee shops with outdoor seating. The monochrome and symmetric architecture. The line of trees on the street. The gardens.

Cannot wait for my another trip, this time somewhere far away for longer period. Follow me here on Instagram to found out where I am heading to soon!

Besides that, sharing you my quick travel guide overview to Paris! Enjoy!

                             Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

What to see in Paris?

1. Eiffel tower
The significant landmark of Paris, France. If you haven't seen Eiffel tower, you haven't seen Paris basically. The Eiffel tower is a metal construction build on Champ de Mars was build between 1887-1889. Eiffel tower is picturesque from every angle, whether from Champ de Mars or Trocadero of hidden side streets.

2. Louvre museum
Louvre museum is the largest museum and art collection in Paris, located in a very central of Paris. It is famous by the pyramid shape architecture as well as you will find the famous Mona Lisa painting inside. In 2016, Louvre was voted to be the most visited museum. It can take up even the whole day if you want to walk through the Louvre, so be aware. Additionally, be prepared for queues.

3. Notre Dame and Ile Saint-Louis
Notre Dame is a medieval catholic cathedral located just on one of two natural islands in Seine river. Those two islands are called Ile Saint-Louis and it is just a great walk around admiring the French architecture and reflections!

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

4. Musee d'Orsay
Musee d'Orsay is located on the left bank side of Seine river. The museum which hold mainly French art was a railway station back in 1844. If you love impressionism and post-impressionism masterpieces of famous artists such as Van Gogh, Monet or Sisley, you should definitely make a visit in here! The building itself is magical and you can go up behind the huge clock on the building! Feeling like Matilda?

5. Sacre Couer
Sacre Couer basilica is located in a Montmartre neighborhood up on the highets point of the city, where you can have a magnificent view over Paris. Montmartre is such a cute place with little streets where you can feel like Parisian!

6. Palais-Royal Garden
In central Paris, you may find many nice parks, such as this one!

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

7. Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe (Arch of stars) is one of famous landmarks of Paris too. Located on one end of Champs-Elysees and at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle. Juncture formed by its 12 radiating avenues. Another viewpoint of Paris on top of the Arc de Triomphe.

8. Jardin des Tuileries
Another public garden in the centre of Paris, located between the Louvre museum and the Place de la Concorde. The gardens were first made it to public after the French Revolution. This is a magical gem in the heart of Paris!

9. Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge is a cabaret place in the Pigalle district of Paris. The building is known for the red windmill on the roof. Its history roots as a birthplace for modern form of the can-can dance, the seductive dance. Now it is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment. The whole area around Moulin Rouge can be compared to Red District in Amsterdam. (a bit subtle though)

10. Centre Pompidou
Centre Pimpidou is a complex building with an interesting facade that you will not miss. Located near Les Halles and the Marais, the high-tech architecture building is a house for Public information library, modern art museum as well as centre for music and acoustic research. It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969-1974 who commissioned the building.

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

How to get around Paris?

It can be pretty easily walkable. However, the easiest way to get around Paris is by metro. It is known that Paris metro are very old so don't get shocked once you get down. Depending on your length and necessity, you can purchase one off, one day, 10 days, one week etc. tickets from the machine or the ticket booth in every station. I tend to go for one full day ticket, because it is more convenient. It cost just a bit over 4 euros, compared to 2 euros single trip ticket. Note down, that one day ticket expires at 5 am the following day. So unfortunately it does not work as a 24 hours ticket.

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Where to eat and drink in Paris?

1. La Gare for some French cuisine
2. Ty Breiz for amazing crepes
3. Eggs & Co for great brunches
4. Experimental cocktail bar
5. Rue Sainte-Anne for some Asian taste

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Where to shop in Paris?

1. Avenue Montaigne and the Champs-Elysees
2. Galeries Lafayette
3. Boulevard Haussmann and the Grands Boulevards
4. The Marais
5. St-Germain-des-Pres

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Getting there

From London to Paris is easily accessible by train through Eurostar. It took only a bit more then 2 hours and half and the best thing by traveling by train is that you'll get off straight in the city. Therefore, no additional time and hassle getting from the airport to the city.


This time we have spent our night in a hotel near the train station for the convenience. It was a horrible experience so will not even mention and go much into the detail. However, Paris offers many high-end or budget hotels as well as Airbnb is great option for those who seek budget but not a hostel. Sign up using my Airbnb link and get £13 of travel credits! Additionally, if you prefer hotels, book your stay through my link to get travel credits too!

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

Paris, France (Thuy Pham Photography)

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

7 of the Best Eateries in Northern Quarter Manchester

Manchester, Northern Quarter


The Northern Quarter, Manchester’s most bohemian neighborhood, is recognised for its vibrant street art, thriving nightlife, and huge offering of places to eat and drink.

Sandwiched between Manchester Piccadilly and the Manchester Evening News Arena, the Northern Quarter’s nestled in the perfect location; whether you’re off for a pre-show meal or taking a load off after shopping.

With so much choice, deciding where to stop off for a bite to eat can be difficult. So, to help you along your way, here’s 7 of my most recommended eateries in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Yard & Coop

If you’re a fan of all things chicken, then you’ll love Yard & Coop. The all American themed menu delivers US-style buttermilk fried chicken with tons of tempting sides and indulgent sauces.

As well as great food, the vibrant, American themed décor makes dining at Yard & Coup a unique experience. This place is so much more than just a meal out.

Home Sweet Home

Known for signature ‘Cake-Shakes’, and home comforts, the Home Sweet Home menu is a concoction of toasties, milkshakes, burgers, fried chicken platters, and rich Tex-Mex dishes.

If you fancy a taste, be sure you have enough time to spare as this place is so popular; there’s always a queue!

Sweet Mandarin

Having won the award for Gordon Ramsey’s best local Chinese restaurant, got backing from Dragon’s Den and launched a line of signature sauces, it’s safe to say Sweet Mandarin's authentic Chinese food has glowing reviews from all angles.

As well as being famous for its amazing traditional Chinese cuisine, Sweet Mandarin also holds a weekend cookery school for those of you wanting brush up on those Chinese culinary skills.


In search of something more traditional? The award winning Pieminster serves up a fine selection of classic English pie with all the trimmings. Whether you want to eat in, or take away, the Pieminister menu in simple, yet far from boring!

With multiple sites throughout the UK, Pieminster is fast-becoming a firm favorite throughout Britain.

Alabama’s All-American Eatery

Alabama’s All-American Eatery is best known for its mouthwatering brunch delivering an extensive menu featuring stacks, muffins, waffles, omelets, vegan dishes, and tons more.

I’d recommend Alabama’s All-American Eatery if you’re looking for a stodgy breakfast or a light lunch.

Manchester, Northern Quarter


A fully loaded menu serving up a bit of everything; the Trof menu is infinite. From burgers to brunch, soups to salads, big plates, to pudding; and a whole host of sides- it’s safe to say there really is something for everyone.

V Rev

The old-fashioned idea that vegan food must be healthy is proved wrong time and time again at V Rev Manchester.

The menu features a huge selection of vegan junk food; from nachos with all the trimmings to ‘beef’ burgers loaded with ‘cheese’ and ‘bacon’.

Before hearing of this place, I was yet to believe vegan food could be so much more than falafel and quinoa!

Where’s your favorite Northern Quarter Eatery?

Whether you’re looking for a light bite or a fully loaded stack, Manchester’s coolest block is bursting with great eateries. Now you’ve heard my favorite places to eat in Northern Quarter, now where are yours? Shout out in the comments box below.


About the Author
Fun loving, and Oasis obsessed lifestyle blogger; Carina Parry-Stevens, has a passion for writing about the place she calls home; Manchester.Proclaiming her love for her place of birth and sanctuary, she set up her blog Manc Madam which shares things to do in Manchester, as well as travel posts and advice for fellow natural hair embracers.


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