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2-in-1 Beyond Beauty Hacks | Clinique (Video)

Fashion | February 26, 2015

 


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I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it! Today I’m sharing one of my most exciting beauty collaborations yet! But first… is it just me or is life getting a little crazy busy? I’ve recently become a fan of hacks, quick and easy short-cuts for getting things done.
Especially in the beauty department.  My beauty life got a little easier after I recently joined Byrdie’s Beyond Beauty Hacks to create two fun and easy tutorials using Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. Is it a foundation or a concealer? It’s BOTH! I freaked out a little bit from excitement when I found out. #obsazzed
 
If you struggle with the shaky makeup hand – watch how I used Clinique’s 2-in-1 foundation + concealer to perfect my pink pout and bold cat-eye. The clean-up has never been so easy!

 
Hope you liked!! It was literally a party on set (if you couldn’t tell with my dance moves). When leaving the studio, I left my makeup on and noticed it continued looking fresh for hours. For all my multi-tasking queens, I totally recommend trying Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer to enhance your next makeup look on the go! It comes in tons of shades so check out all the options here.
 
Special thanks to Clinique, the entire Byrdie crew, Director Justin Coit + Clique Studio for bringing this entire vision to life.
 
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Cheers!

 

 

 

RESPECT | Style Post

Fashion | February 25, 2015

 

All style aside, “R. E. S. P. E. C. T. find out what it means to meeeeeee!!!” I apologize in advance if that song gets stuck in your head now because of me.

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(Outfit Details ) Tee: Zara (shop similar) // Skirt: Mango (old, shop similar here + here) // Sandals: LULU*s (old, shop similar cute style) // Bag: N/A

 
It’s been a while since I shared a style post so today I’m keeping it casual/cool in this ‘Respect’ graphic tee and embroidered mini skirt.  I’ve always been a huge fan of mixing simple with glam. The details of this skirt make it easy to skip the accessories for this look. By adding a chic pair of heels, you can transition this look easily from day to night. If you’re experiencing chilly weather where you are, then you can add a hosiery and/or a leather jacket to edge up the look.

Speaking of chilly, I’m heading to Denver Colorado for the first time this weekend! I’m soooo excited to go! If any of you guys have been feel free to share any must-see attractions or places I should go. I can hardly wait!

 

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Oscars 2015 Red Carpet| DSW Inspired Styles

Fashion | February 23, 2015

 


Let’s talk about last night’s Oscars shall we?! And by Oscars, I mean the fashion. I mean WOW!! So many pretty sights at last night’s show. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from experiencing award shows (aka my recent SAG Awards experience), it’s the fact that you don’t need to be on a red-carpet to experience that ‘red carpet moment.’  Today I’m rolling out my own red carpet with DSW to show you how easy (and affordable!) it can be to channel celebrity style trends in your everyday wardrobe – From head to toe. ;) 
 

All you need is a little celebrity style inspiration. If I had to choose two celebrities who I’d love to channel in my everyday life…the award goes to Lupita Nyong’o and Gwyneth Paltrow. Last night I loved both of their Oscar looks. I took these two ladies as style inspirations for re-creating my own outfits that are everyday appropriate.
 

The Risk Taker

Lupita wore this all white gown that you might want to take a very close look at it. It is made of over 6,000 pearls! How daring is she for doing this!? It’s one of those hit or miss dresses and I love that she took a risk. I also can’t get over the bold dress she wore at the SAG Awards. It was so vibrant!
 
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If Lupita was a shoe, I picture her being a colorful one. I took these fun and classy pointed-toe heels from DSW and styled them with these funky/cute striped gauchos. I think a shoe style like this can instantly add an elegant + bold statement to any outfit you attempt!
 
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(Outfit Details) Shoes: DSW // Bottoms: Pink Stitch (shop similar here, here

 

Minimalist

Next up, the minimal-chic style trend. It’s always a hit on the red carpet (when done right). Gwyneth Paltrow is no rookie when it comes to this style. Yesterday at the Oscars, she came out in a classic Gwen dress. This pale pink dress with the detail on the shoulder looks so girly but effortlessly chic at the same time. 
 
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If Gwyneth was a shoe, she would be a timeless nude pump. These patent pumps are the perfect neutral shade with an opening on one side to add a little extra spice to your everyday look. You can dress it up or down – however you’d like!
 
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(Outfit Details) Shoes: DSW // Skirt: DailyLook // Blazer: Pink Stitch  (similar here) (more…)

 

 

NYFW Part 2: Outfits

Fashion Travel | February 19, 2015

 

 

Say hello to my NYFW outfits served to you on big big platter! I decided to make this as simple and easy as possible for you guys. The looks you’ll see below are some (not all!) of the looks I wore during NYFW. It was soooo cold in NYC that some of my outfits didn’t make the cut because I was too cold to stop and snap! Hopefully you’ll forgive me for this one. Hope you enjoy + comment afterwards and let me know which look was your favorite. :)

 

NYFW Outfit 1 // Snowy in the City

 

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Above (Outfit Details) Sweater: Free People // Jeans: Topshop // Beanie: Nordstrom // Sunglasses: Rayban // Boots: Yosi Samra (similar cute style here) // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

 
 

NYFW Outfit 2 // Houndstooth

 
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Above (Outfit Details) Coat: DailyLook // Sweater: Forever 21 // Joggers: Cotton On (shop similar here, here) // Sunglasses: Rayban // Boots: Dolce Vita (another cute option here)

 
 

NYFW Outfit 3 // Furry Pink Coat

 
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Above (Outfit Details) Coat: Topshop (old, shop similar herehere) // Jeans: Topshop 

 
 

NYFW Outfit 4:  Socks with Heels

 
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Above (Outfit Details)  Coat: Heartloom (cheaper version here) // Top: Bluefly // Sunglasses: Celine (similar style or cheaper version) // Heels: Prada // Bag: Forever 21 // Pants: Lucky Brand // Socks: NA (shop similar)

 
 

NYFW Outfit 5 // Blue & Red

 
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 Above (Outfit Details) Coat: Heartloom (shop similar) // Sweater: Nordstrom // Button-up: Gap (old, shop similar here) // Skinny Jeans: Lucky Brand (love ‘em so much) // Bag: Forever 21 // Wool Socks: NA (similar here) // Boots: Yosi Samra  (similar cute style)

 
 

I hope you enjoyed following my NYFW journey! In one week I’m traveling somewhere I’ve never been. Can you guess the next #SazanTravels adventure!? If you said DENVER COLORADO you’re a winner! I can’t wait :) :)

 

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NYFW Blogger Diary (Part 1)

Fashion Travel | February 16, 2015

 

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 From the runway to the streets,  I’m sharing my part 1 series to NYFW Fall/Winter 2015. 

 
Hello from NYFW! Let me start this post by saying NYC is freeeeeeeeezing. Today it was like 9 degrees outside. Some of you live internationally and are probably laughing at me when you guys experience negative degrees weather conditions! I hope you will forgive me considering I am traveling from California where it’s always warm and sunny. ha! I know. I’m such a big baby. If you’ve been following me on snapchat (SazanBarzani) I’ve been making some pretty silly weather update videos. LOL

 
Anyways, back to fashion week. All weather aside, I’ve been having an amazing time! It’s been a few years since I’ve experienced fashion week New York in February. With that being said, I’ve been snapping a bunch of pictures for memory sake and to share with you guys. I have to narrow this series into 2 parts (it was so hard for me to narrow down my pics! #sazanprobs) I’m also going to share a full NYC outfits recap (details included) so don’t worry – that post is coming soon.  Okay! I hope you enjoy these selected pics.
 

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Hello Turtleneck. <3

 
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Wearing thermal leggings underneath my ripped skinnies to keep me warm!

 
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Moments before the snow started falling.

 
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 The perfect Orange moment at Son Jung Wan’s Fall/Winter 2015 show.

 
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 Newest kicks I picked up at Dolce Vita’s event. Which of the two is your fave?!

 
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 Staying at The William NYC. Such a cozy little neighborhood. It’s even more charming inside! :)

 
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 Too cold for NYC? – Only playing dress-up at Full Force PR’s showroom! ;) I loved meeting some of the unique up and coming designers they rep and all their colorful pieces.

 
 
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It’s snowinggggggg!

 
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I’m new to SnapChat, but I’m already hooked!

 
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 Express x Stephen Curry NYFW launch party. LudacrisSSSS!!!

 
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 Celebrating a fun night with Kenneth Cole x Bon Jovi

 

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Zzzzzz! #PowerNap (I was actually sleeping here)

 
 

Stay tuned for Part 2!

Cheers

 

 

BIG HAIR Volumized Curls Tutorial (Video)

Beauty | February 10, 2015

 


It’s Tuesday and BIG HAIR IS IN THE AIR! Today I’m sharing another request I got from you guys recently asking about this big curly hairstyle below. Scroll down to watch the hair tutorial video.
 

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What I used – Shampoo/Conditioner/Serum: all from Dove’s Advanced Series // Dry oil: Bumble & Bumble // Volumizing Gel (light-weight): Aussie // Hairspray: Dove // Blow Dryer: T3  // Curling Wand: Eva NYC  // Round Brush: T3

 

I know you guys probably have tons of questions about the products I used. I will say that Dove’s Advanced Series products have yet to disappoint me. They seem to have one for all hair types. I’m noticing they are quickly selling out of a lot of their advanced collections. (The DRY SHAMPOO is amazing!) Also, some of you might be thrown off by the fact that I use a volumizing GEL for this look. The one I use is from Aussie and it is super light-weight.  I like the texture it creates in my hair.  If your hair has a life-less/flat texture I especially recommend you try this. I use a quarter size and it helps if you flip your hair upside down and apply it to all areas with a little more in the roots and scalp before blow drying.  (you can find it at Walmart for like $4!)

 

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My White Shirt Dress Style

Fashion | February 9, 2015

 

 
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(Outfit Details) Shirt Dress: Daily Look // Bag: Zara (old, shop similar) // Sunglasses: Karen Walker // Heels: Shoedazzle (old, shop similar faves here + here)

 
This is officially the longest slash coolest button-up shirt dress OF ALLLLLL TIMEEEE. (Sorry, the Grammy’s were on yesterday and I still die for the classic Kanye quote. HA) Anywhoooo, I feel like the length of this dress sits perfectly on my 5’2” frame. It’s not easy being a shorty yawl!!!! I love how it has a tie around the waist which helps create shape around the waist area.
 
I’m heading to New York in 2 days!!! Let’s just say, I won’t be wearing open-toed wedges and breezy dresses. BURRRR! That doesn’t mean I’m not possibly taking this dress with me. You might just see it styled for the freezing-degree weather. Staaaay tuned!
 
Hope you all have an amazing week and kick butt!! I’m going to try to shoot and edit another Youtube video before I leave on Wednesday. 

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How to Contour Your Face (Video)

Beauty | February 5, 2015

 


Hey cutiesssss! Is it Friday yet!? hehe Today I’m sharing this fun little video (per everyone’s request!) on how I contour my face. I recently received Stila’s new contour palette and it’s definitely a keeper. I was so excited about it that I knew I just had to share the experience with you guys on my channel. My favorite part of the “getting ready” makeup process is contouring. I’m getting better and better the more I practice!
 

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HOW TO CONTOUR (VIDEO)

 

(Shop the products used) Contour Palette- Stila // Beauty blender  // Blush: Sephora // Foundation & Powder: Laura Mercier

 

I can’t take the credit for inventing this awesome technique BUT I threw in a few ‘Saz tips’ for achieving a natural cake-free contoured look. I hope you enjoy this video! As always it means the world to me when I see your feedback under the comments as well as a thumbs up! Woo! My next video is going to be a hair tutorial so stay tuned and subscribe!!!

 

P.S I hit 20K subscribers on my Youtube channel today! Wow! I feel so incredibly blessed by the love/support. I’m hooked! Cheers to this new Youtube venture and all of you for inspiring my videos.

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Trend Alert: The Oversized Turtleneck Sweater

Fashion | February 3, 2015

 

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The turtleneck sweater is taking over the streets of fashion…and my closet. I’ve been on the look out for quite some time now and am noticing more retailers introducing these oversized styles. Think: chunky-knitted sweater. Instantly the over-sized look adds a touch of laid-back cool to your outfit. Is it crazy that people here in Los Angeles (including myself below) are also rocking the trend? I’m seeing lighter fabric styles appropriate for the cali-weather but still – is that weird? ha In a couple of weeks when I head to NYC for fashion week, I’m hoping to rock a chunkier version for sure.

 

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(Outfit Details) Turtleneck: Stylestalker (old, shop similar here) // Shorts: French Connection (shop similar here) // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here) // Boots: Sam Edelman

 

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Shopping Haul: February Favorites (Video)

Fashion | February 2, 2015

 

 

 Time is flying by soooo fast isn’t it? Today we’re going to kick off the month of love with some current items that I love. Just so you know – this is a bunch of random stuff I got when I was out shopping. If you end up watching the video below and you feel like it was a complete waste of your Monday….I’M SORRY IN ADVANCE. lol. If you do enjoy it, I hope you’ll take the time to check out more of my Youtube videos + subscribe to my channel. Help me reach 20K subs this week! We’re almost there fam. <3

Warning: Do not take me too seriously in this haul video. ;)

 

 

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