There’s something so chic about a sleek bun hairstyle. I never in a million years thought I would become a fan of a slick-back look. I remember the days in elementary school when I would wet my bangs and comb them with a tooth brush to achieve a perfect ‘wet look’. It looked terrible! ha Those days are far gone but now I’m rocking a new sleek hairstyle: the polished low-bun.
I’ve found this look to be really helpful on those days when I don’t have time to do much with my hair but I still want to look like I tried. Who would have thought a bun could be so chic?
The steps for creating this look are super easy. The key is finding the right product to achieve the wet look without it looking greasy or too wet. It wasn’t too long ago when I shared a tutorial on my channel.
For this look, I also used a dry oil mixed with coconut oil. I prefer Dove’s dry oil serum but you can honestly use any type of smoothing serum. The first step is to make sure you’ve straightened your hair (esp the top half) and to part your hair down the middle or more on one side. Depending on how much hair you have and how sleek you want it to look, apply a generous amount of the serum to the palm of your hand. With your other hand, grab a quarter- sized amount of coconut oil and then mix the two together. Next, apply it directly to the top regions of your hair. This includes the bangs, side-burns and crown of your hair. Then, simply grab a comb or brush the sides until you feel it looks sleek and appropriate to tie back. Use bobby pins to secure any loose ends and a medium hold hairspray to lock in the look and ease fly aways (a.k.a the static hair strands).
Wah-la! So easy. Should I do a video tutorial on this look? It literally took me less than 5 minutes to create!
Happy almost Friday! I’m always crushing on a fun new color. Right now, I have a serious case of pink fever and don’t know how to cure it. I’ve noticed my eyes keep checking out pretty pink things when I’m out shopping. Whether I’m wearing pink on my lips or styling it into my everyday life, the color makes me feel so feminine. I’m tapping into the depths of my girly soul.
On that note. Everyone has been asking me about this amazing cardigan/jacket creation. Bittersweet news. Bad news – My cousin from Sweden actually got it for me from one of my fave Swedish stores Gina Tricot (it’s like Forever 21 except better) so my USA readers won’t be able to order it. Better news – I’ve been on a hunt looking for similar styles and found some cute ones I think you will like! I know nothing is as great as the original but when it comes to pink it’s all about finding the right stand-out shade!
There’s something so chic about wearing all white and nude. I kept it pretty relaxed so that the pink jacket can be the center of attention. And of course, there’s the bag. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of black and white stripes. The pattern always comes through for me when I’m trying to keep my outfits fun and energetic. (like me! hehe)
What color(s) are you currently crushing over? Plz Share!
Hey cuties! It’s been a week since I’ve been back from Colorado and I’m already wishing I could go back. I had such an amazing trip, and I am super stoked today to share my travel vlog- as promised. I decided to take this trip as a vacation to rest my mind, body and soul! It was just what I needed. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in crime to take on Denver with than Mr. Stevie Hendrix. This video really shares our goofier sides and I’m warning you – I’m not wearing any makeup in most of these shots! haa. What can I say, I was on vacation 😉 #AkaLAZY
I was up last night until 4 am editing this video. There was so much footage to sort through! I’m really happy with the way it turned out and I hope this vlog will inspire you to visit Colorado if you haven’t already. It is such a beautiful place. If you’re a nature lover like me, I totally recommend you visit asap!
Hope you enjoyed the video! Please saz-scribeto my channel for updates on new videos I upload etc. Also comment and let me know if I should do more vlogs + if you guys want to see more of my crazy Stevie!!
I’ve always wondered why Fridays have been recognized as the popular “Jeans Day.” That thought created another thought. Why are jeans a go-to fave? Is it because they’re comfortable? Easy to style? Great for hiding the hairy legs? and while we’re at it, where do jeans come from?
Just like humans, jeans have evolved since the beginning of their time. Over the past three months, I have been a Blogger in Residence for YMI Jeans. Through out this journey, I’ve been able to put my questions to the test and explore ‘behind the seams’. I took you guys on a tour of YMI headquarters, showed you how to DIY denim, and I even interviewed the CEO of the company. For my last assignment, I still needed one question answered. What is it about jeans that make it never go out of style? I’m putting my reporting skills (and college degree!) to use by uncovering the answer to my question. While we’re at it, I’m also sharing tips for helping you find the right fit and style. Because there’s a lot! I’m on a mission. Hope you enjoy watching.
Thanks for watching! Visit my youtube channel to see more style videos. To shop any of the YMI styles you saw in the video, visit their site here. Hope you’ll saz-scribe while you’re at it. 😉
Special thanks to Rachael Knight for editing this video.
After a week of traveling to Denver, Colorado for vacation – I’m finally back! I don’t want to give away too many details of my trip because I captured all my favorite moments on video which I’ll be sharing with you very soon!! Can’t wait.P.S. It was freeeeezing there.
On a warmer note, it’s good to be back in sunny California so I can get away with wearing cute little dresses likethis one today. It’s a fleece material so it’s perfect for those Cali days when it’s warm during the day but gets chilly at night. (Fun fact, I actually took this dress to Colorado and wore it as a tunic over my jeans.) As you can see, I decided to pair it with my newest kicks from DV that are super comfy – not to mention they add some height to my 5’2” frame. I think every gal should have a cute pair of black booties for spring!;)
Confession: I finally spring cleaned my room and discovered so many accessories that were hidden in my closet. #sazanprobs Of those accessories was this super cute denim clutch gal pal Deniz got me for my birthday from her super cute online shop Private Cartel. I can’t believe I forgot about it! #OOPS #ILOVEDENIM
Time to catch up on some work and then head out to a pirate dinner in Anaheim with my friends. It’s going to be interesting so keep a look out on my insta for pics. Thanks for stopping by my blog cuties. I am so very excited to share some upcoming projects with you guys. You all motivate me each and every single day to keep creating fun content! In the meantime, I hope you’ll keep coming back for more style + beauty inspo.
Thick eye brows are in. Thin eyebrows are..well, when were they ever in?
Happy Tuesday loves! Today on my Youtube channel, I’m showing you how easy it is to create natural thick eye brows without it looking overdone. Funny story – This video is actually an updated version to an old one I did on my channel. The quality is way better, plus I’ve completely changed up the routine. I’ve been using a new product now for my brows that has saved me a lot of time and energy in the bathroom. I hope this video helps you if you’re looking to acheive perfect thick eye brows. Watch below :))
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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