Get Ready For Summer 2018 With Me

Get Ready For Summer 2018 With Me

Get Ready For Summer 2018 With MeGet Ready For Summer 2018 With Me

Hello, lovelies,

I am almost done with exams and I am almost done with college. I can’t believe there will be no summer vacation for me since I will start work as soon as I am done with college and as much as I am excited I am as afraid.

But one thing I am excited about is summer and summer clothes. It has been summer in Egypt for almost a month now where everyone is in their summer clothes and I know I am, it might not be the hottest days of summer (you can’t stay without air condition these days) but it is hot enough that I was sweating just standing for five minutes outside to take this pic. It was indeed a heat wave, but it reminded me why almost every summer I went to stay with my brother in Seattle, just to stay away from summer.

If you haven’t gathered that already, but I am obsessed with red and any outfit that has a red touch to it and since it is a big trend this season, it is a bonus. I wore this top with paper sack pants in THIS POST, but I wanted to style it in a classic look, since that what describes my style these days. I styled it with classic high waisted pants, another big trend for summer 2018. Added a belt to it, to high light the waist and added this Gucci dupe that matches the belt so well. In the end, I wrapped this outfit up with another red to it with the heels.

I wanted to ask you what is the trend for summer 2018 that you are obsessed with? Let me know in the comments down below.

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ESRAA BASSIOUNI

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5 simple & quick homemade pregnancy tests

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Do you have an inkling you are pregnant? The ambiguity can be a bit daunting and stressful irrespective of whether you are looking forth to having children or not. Get relief from all the anxiety with DIY or homemade pregnancy tests. These tests can be done within the confines of your home and with ingredients stored in your pantry or kitchen. Do you have an inkling you are pregnant? The ambiguity can be a bit daunting and stressful irrespective of whether you are looking forth to having children or not. Get relief from all the anxiety with DIY or homemade pregnancy tests. These tests can be done within the confines of your home and with ingredients stored in your pantry or kitchen.
Similar to modern-day store-bought test kits, below mentioned homemade tests also lookout for the presence of HCG in women’s urine and how they react to the ingredients used in the DIY methods. HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone seen only during pregnancy time.  The hormone is made by cells as they work to form the placenta which protects and nourishes the egg once it gets attached to the uterus wall.
The following five DIY pregnancy tests are simple and don’t have any complicated instructions to be followed. They are safe to use and perfect if you would prefer to get pregnancy tests done in privacy and comfort of your home. They are cost effective also. So read on and try out the best ones for you.
⦁ Bleach pregnancy test
Here comes a reliable pregnancy test to provide you with results in a short span. Take a cup of bleach and to this, add your first urine. Mix them and wait for about ten minutes. If there is foam and the mixture is bubbling, then you are pregnant. For safety reasons, do the test outdoors and with hand gloves as a precaution to avoid noxious fumes.
⦁ Toothpaste pregnancy test
Eyes all wide after reading the ingredient for your next test? Yes, the humble white toothpaste can also determine whether you are pregnant or not. Take two tablespoons of toothpaste and place the paste in a bowl. Pour your first urine into the bowl and lookout for blue and foamy mixture after 10 to 15 minutes as it means the result is positive. But there is a slight drawback to this method. The toothpaste may even change the colour if the paste is kept too long in the urine.
⦁ Sugar pregnancy test
Another inexpensive ingredient used to test for pregnancy is our common household item; sugar. Take a spoonful of sugar in a bowl and add your first urine to the sugar. This time you need to look out for clumps of sugar. If clusters aren’t there and the sugar has dissolved, it means the result is negative.
⦁ Pine-Sol pregnancy test
Cleaning products seem to be the star ingredients in DIY methods. You can either use a bottle of the original product or collect pine needles and cones if you have them nearby. Place them in a plastic bag or container and spoon in your first urine. A change in colour indicates pregnancy.
⦁ Dandelion leaves pregnancy test
Our own dandelion leaves from our garden can enlighten us with the knowledge of whether we are pregnant or not. Take few dandelion leaves and place them in a plastic bag. Keep the bag away from sunlight. Now, add the first urine and wait for 10 to 15 minutes. Lookout for red blisters or bumps on the leaves if you are hoping for good news.
All these above homemade tests are not 100% accurate. And above all, they are certain few simple conditions you need to ensure before taking these tests. These are:
⦁ Always make sure to use the first urine as it is the most concentrated and has the highest level of HCG. Or you can store your first urine and seal the bottle correctly if you don’t have time in the morning to do the tests. ⦁ The DIY methods are not effective during the early days of pregnancy. They are reliable only once you have missed your periods. ⦁ Drink lots of water the night before for ample amount of urine. ⦁ Homemade methods are just for confirming pregnancy and should not be considered as an alternative to regular care.
Now you have a complete idea about the basic methods for homemade pregnancy tests, why wait anymore? Head out and hope the test gives the results you are looking for.

Essentials Spring Layers

Essentials Spring Layers
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You can’t survive Spring without spring layers, especially in Egypt. This spring has been crazy when it comes to weather. A couple of weeks ago, we had a shower that flooded the city or Cairo, I am not kidding you, it truly flooded the city, then a week later we had a heat wave that reached 40 and 40 something degree Celsius and now it is cold again. One day it is sunny and the next it is cloudy and hazy. The dust is something that is so bad, and actually I can survive the crazy weather, but I can’t survive the dust, it gets me so chocked out and it makes my car looks like we have been through the desert, even tho I clean it every single day.

 

For example, this shirt I was wearing on the hottest day of the heat wave and I was drenched, just because I spend five minutes outside the air conditioned mall to take the images, and now I wear it and I actually gets cold and I need a jacket. Usually I am not the type of girl who spends hours contemplating what to wear, but when I am not sure of the weather I can be thinking on end trying to find the perfect outfit to suit the weather.

 

That is why spring layers are essential for me, especially that Cairo has a desert weather with being so hot in the day time and so cold in the night time, so that is the reason why I always keep a jacket on me, to me the perfect jacket is a light weight cardigan or replace the cardigan with a scarf, both would add a layer that would keep me warm and both would fit in my bag, as I hate carrying out jackets on me.

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Eid El Fitr Outfit Shopping (Holiday Outfit)

Eid El Fitr Outfit Shopping (Holiday Outfit)

Eid El Fitr is approaching soon and since Ramadan is around the corner and my exams are here already, I won’t be able to go shopping next month at all, so I went shopping for the perfect outfit for the holiday today and I wanted to show you what I loved the most in these two.

Eid El Fitr Outfit Shopping (Holiday Outfit)

Okay, if I were to buy something today without hesitation it would be the denim ruffled dress, but I took a vow on myself that I would only buy things after going home and thinking do I really need this item in my closet, does it suit me, does it suit my style? If all of the questions were answered with yes I would then go back and buy it and If I found that I am a little bit hesitant and that I don’t feel as excited as I was back in the shop then I would let this thought go. That is just to keep myself from overspending and buying things that I don’t need in my life.

Eid El Fitr Outfit Shopping (Holiday Outfit)

Back to shopping, so the other thing that I really liked is this Kimono from Zara, oh wow, it is so stylish and so lightweight, perfect for summertime. I was gonna buy this one, but my mom kinda wanted it for herself, so I thought about her buying it and then I would steal it from her. Evil little girl, aren’t I?

Eid El Fitr Outfit Shopping (Holiday Outfit)

This striped top was my mom’s favorite item, ps I go shopping with mom because she is a fashion designer and I trust her style more than anyone in this life, as she and I both liked this top, but the thing is, I am not feeling tops and jeans these days, If I were to buy a new item for Eid, then I would totally buy a dress. Sorry, mom.

Eid El Fitr Outfit Shopping (Holiday Outfit)

 

This Top is from Bershka and honestly, I wasn’t feeling it at all. I have no idea why I even showed it to you guys, but, maybe someone will like it.

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Creating The Perfect Everyday Wardrobe in Summer 2018

Creating The Perfect Everyday Wardrobe in Summer 2018
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Casual Everyday items or closet is a must for all the women out there, no matter what is it that you work or what is your style. But truth to be told I am so done with the basic casual outfits. I need to have a little bit of feminine touch in any outfit I am wearing, even if I was just heading out to run errands.

This summer I am so into this romantic looks, no matter where I am headed I am always wearing something romantic in my outfit and as you saw in THIS POST I changed my entire closet to fit my new style.

But how do I do this exactly, how do I combine my love for feminine and classy style with a casual everyday outfit that is trendy? Usually, I focus of incorporating trends with classic pieces, for example I am wearing two trends which are the cherry red and a blazer, but instead of wearing them with a formal style, I styled them with jeans and a basic white top, added pointed pumps to complete the attire and have the end goal in mind, but if I want it to be more down to earth, I would replace the pumps with flat mules, so it is so easy right?

Another thing I have been loving recently is this trend of cherry red, I am taking full advantage of it, as my favorite color happened to be cherry red, so I am in heaven. I styled it here in THIS POST ,  THIS POST, and THIS POST as well and whenever I am going shopping I am drawn to anything red as well.

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Where To Go Shopping In Summer 2018: H&M And Topshop review

Where To Go Shopping In Summer 2018: H&M And Topshop review

If you are wondering where to shop for women’s clothes in summer 2018, then look no more, I reviewed four major retail stores in LAST WEEK’S POST and in today’s post.

Where To Go Shopping In Summer 2018: H&M And Topshop review

So last week I showed you the latest trends in Zara and Bershka and showed you what I loved the most in Zara, which was THIS DRESS and when I posted this pic on my Instagram, the dress got a lot of likes and people really seemed to dig it and also people seemed to dig watching these YOUTUBE VIDEOS that do reviews on where to shop, so if you want to watch the vlogs head to my youtube channel to do it.

Where To Go Shopping In Summer 2018: H&M And Topshop review

But today I want to share with you reviews on another two stores that are H&M and TOPSHOP so without further ado, let’s get right into it.

Where To Go Shopping In Summer 2018: H&M And Topshop review

H&M even though it is one of the biggest retail stores worldwide, I was so disappointed with its items. I mean. I always liked it and I liked to shop there, but when I went this time, I couldn’t find except for two dresses that I really did like and enjoyed the most, while the rest weren’t that much to my liking and to be honest they weren’t trendy at all.

Where To Go Shopping In Summer 2018: H&M And Topshop review

TOPSHOP, on the other hand, was a miracle. I loved shopping at Topshop when I went to America last summer and I didn’t think that we have a branch here in Egypt, but by coincidence I found it and I was so excited for it. Unfortunately, I forgot to shoot all the items that I have seen and liked there, but you can watch the video on my youtube channel and see the rest of the items I liked.

Where To Go Shopping In Summer 2018: H&M And Topshop review

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The Latest Summer 2018 Trends In Zara

The Latest Summer 2018 Trends In Zara

What are the trends in the shops is one of the most watched series on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. I do it as vlogs where I just head to the shops to see what is the trends over there and tell my viewers about them.  I do enjoy shooting these vlogs as they really make me so in tune with the latest trends in the biggest retail stores and I end up buying the trendiest pieces like, for example, in this trip I ended up buying this PANTS from Bershka and this SKIRT from Zara and they are the latest trends that I have been seeing lately on Instagram.

The Latest Summer 2018 Trends In Zara

So what are trendiest pieces in Zara? As you might have known by now, Zara is my favorite retail store. Its style is so feminine and yet trendy and cool. The prices are affordable and you can get yourself some items that will last you a lifetime. As you saw I got this metallic pleated skirt that I wore HERE from them and I also found these great pieces, the one you see in the images below. My favorite is this A-symmetric striped dress. It is a bodycon dress so it shows off the curves you have in your body and if you don’t it will also show off that you have curves.

The Latest Summer 2018 Trends In Zara

These pants were worn by one of my favorite YouTubers and when I found it I had to try them on. I didn\t buy any of these two, but I think I will head this weekend to Zara and buy this dress. It is cute, right?

 

What about you? What is your favorite retails to shop the latest trends in summer 2018? Let me know in the comments down below.

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How to wear paper pack pants in summer 2018

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Dear summer 2018,

I would like to introduce myself to you. I am Esraa Bassiouni, an Egyptian female who just graduated college and starting a new phase in her life with a career and a relationship, but that is not that is new to me. In the last couple months, my style changed a lot, I am not that much into casual style, but I like the more feminine classic chic style, as you saw HERE and HERE, these are the kind of style I am looking for in shops right now.

How to wear paper pack pants in summer 2018

When I found this paper sack pants in BERSHKA, I was so in love. I don’t want to wear jeans anymore, mind you, I still wear them, but I don’t feel them right now. But I also wanted something comfortable to wear, so again the khaki paper sack pants was a very good choice to add to my wardrobe.

How to wear paper pack pants in summer 2018

I styled it with a red touch, because red is an IT color this summer and to be honest, I couldn’t be any happier that cherry red is in summer 2018 trends, as red is my color, I love it, and it is my brand color as well, so I am so enjoying this. I honestly don’t remember where I got this draped top, but I found it and it really suited the khaki color of the pants and together they made me look 5 kilos skinner, so I was so happy with the end result. I added a matchy pump to the pants to make myself look taller than I am, a trick ever petite girl should follow, by the way.

 

As I said I enjoyed the end result, and I will see you in the next trend in the next post.

 

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ESRAA BASSIOUNI

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Four different ways to style skirt summer 2018

Four different ways to style skirt summer 2018

Skirts and dresses are my obsession in summer 2018. As you saw in my previous post and this post I am obsessed with them. Either dressing them up or down, I am in. I normally head to tops and blouses when I am in a store and then I style them with my jeans collection. I you are following me on instagram you would have seen this already, seen how I go for dresses and skirt instead of jeans these days where before, I always went to jeans on everything else.

 

It is a wonder how style changes in less than a year and with social media you can watch yourself evolve from one style to the next and to the next. These days I would describe my style is strong yet feminine and it truely reflects my personality.

 

so when I started styling the first outfit I wanted something cool I can go out to college or to my work or even shopping in it. You can check how I styled this metallic skirt in a the last post Here as a date night outfit, it is so easy for you to style it up or down and it looks so cool in both cases.

For the second outfit I just changed this metallic skirt for a beautiful pink one in order to make it more feminine and to highlight the waist I added a belt to my waist to make it more feminine and that outfit made my mom go wow and she is a stylis so her opinion really matters.

 

The third outfit is a classic one that you can pull together in any surprises event, just a simple black pencil skirt and a simple white top and you will be stylish no matter what.

 

the fourth outfit is the outfit I styled in my previous post, i just wanted to show you how you can easily switch a night time outfit to a morning one.

 

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Four different ways to style skirt summer 2018

Four different ways to style skirt summer 2018

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My Zara Finds: Metallic Silver Skirt

My Zara Finds: Metallic Silver Skirt

My Zara Finds: Metallic Silver Skirt

My Zara Finds: Metallic Silver Skirt

My Zara Finds: Metallic Silver Skirt

My Zara Finds: Metallic Silver Skirt

 

Zara is my favorite store at the moment. I keep telling my friends that the entire store with all the collections describes my style at the moment. The feminine touch combined with the ultra modern pieces that are mixed together to give this vibe of a strong independent women who is sexy as hell and can kill you with her sense of fashion.

In my Youtube videos I go shopping a lot to show you what are the trends in the stores and I end up buying a lot of items from there and my latest finds is this Metallic skirt.

 

One of my favorite youtubers wore a similar skirt recently and I became obsessed with it. I wanted to buy it and then I found this one and I knew I am in love. I mean what’s not to love about it, with the pleated look combined with this trendy cuts, not to mention this silver color with a little bit of lavender inside.

I combined it with a simple black offshoulder top from H&M and this belt from Zaful to make my waist look smaller. And I kept it simple with a pointed black shoes in order to keep the eyes on the skirt itself.

for the jewelry I went for silver to highlights the skirt so the best, earrings and bracelet all were silver.

Hey why don’t you tell me what is your favorite shop at the moment? I would love to hit a new shop maybe I will end up loving it as well.

 

ps I would love it you subscribe to my youtube channel, i just hit 1K subscribers and would love to hit the 10 K, so I would appreciate your support.

 

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