Ebay Fashion Bargains #1 - All Black Everything

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

I haven't done one of these posts in ages which is not like me as I'm constantly browsing Ebay and of course still hold the title of 'Ebay Queen' haha. In the past I have found a few items and linked them below the images so my readers can easily locate them, the same sort of thing will follow in this post. 

Today I only have three items to show you, just so that you are not overwhelmed with products!
Please leave a comment below if  you have any specific items you'd like a dupe of (including link of the original), I'd be happy to help find a dupe or feature it in my next post. 


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Heels - £18.81 // Coat - £18.99 // Sunglasses - £4.99

1) Lace up pointy heels - similar to some of the Zara heels that lace up
2) Waterfall coat that I featured in this post (everyone loved it)!
3) Cat eye sunglasses, these are timeless I'll definitely be purchasing a pair for Summer!

What do you think of my picks?



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East Street - Restaurant Review

Monday, 30 March 2015 London, UK

So a few weeks ago Blake and I headed to central London on one of our little adventures or what he likes to call a BME (Blake Martini Experience) haha, and came across East Street - a restaurant that provides diners with East Asia's "best" street food. 


The restaurant's decor as you can tell very striking, with neon signs and pipes that hang from the ceiling, giving you that really laid-back sort of feel.



So for starters we opted for some Thai Spicy Prawn Crackers which honestly are the best I've EVER tasted. In the past I've visited Asian restaurants and avoided Prawn Crackers like the plague (seriously), as they either seem to be too oily or too fishy. These crackers however were just tasty, accompanied by a sweet chilli sauce.... my mouth is literally watering as I type this. 


THAI SPICY PRAWN CRACKERS 
with sweet chilli sauce
£2.75

Another one of our starters - Coconut Prawns; which are lightly battered king prawns served with salad and again East Street's lovely sweet chilli dip. 
  

CHICKEN KATSU CURRY / JAPAN Spicyness level 1
Chicken breast deep-fried in a panko breadcrumb, served with a mild curry sauce, sticky rice and a sesame-scented side salad
£10.25

When it comes to dining I always play it safe. I am a spontaneous person but with food I really like to stick to what I know. However, when on little dinner dates I'm happy to try food from Blake, this way if I do like what is presented to me I can become a little bit more adventurous the next time (haha). 

So as you can tell this is a Chicken Katsu Curry and honestly a BIG disappointment. In comparison to Wagamama's famous Katsu this just doesn't compare. The rice - tasteless, too sticky and as for the curry just tasted very watered down as you can probably tell by the picture. 


On a brighter note.... Blake went for the Gaeng Keow Wan (vegetarian option) which is a classic green coconut curry - which I found very YUMMY! I absolutely love food infused with coconut and was a tad jealous that his food was presented and tasted better than mine (don't tell him I said that). 


GAENG KEOW WAN / THAILAND Spicyness level 1 
The classic coconut green curry with chicken breast, pea aubergines, Asian basil & lime leaf
£11.95
Vegetable option £9.95 (Nb. contains shrimp paste) 

Overall I think this is a great lunch spot for those close to Central London and other locations where the restaurant is situated. Whether it be a work or weekend date, staff add to the vibrancy of the restaurant providing service with a smile. I won't be back in a hurry but this is a place that I would again visit when my taste buds call for some Pan-Asian food! 

Hope you're all having a great week so far...
Until next time!



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Waterfall Coats, Blazers & Bae

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 London, UK

Waterfall coats, this seasons must have statement piece. From Zara, to niche boutiques.. ladies you've seen them all over the internet, and like me want one in every single colour right? Yeah! 
So the other day, I uploaded a picture of me wearing this coat and my phone went mental with loads of "OMG I love your coat where is it from?" messages. This particular one was spotted by mum in Victoria for £20 - such a steal, you can find similar ones here.

Right so below you'll find details of Blake's and I's outfit (I promise we didn't decide to colour coordinate - it just happened)! 




Coat - Victoria Market 
Vest - Mango
Sweatshirt - Primark 
Jeggings - TK MAXX
Shoes - Red Herring @ Debenhams
Handbag - Mango





Blazer - ASOS
Turtleneck - Uniqlo 
Trousers - Topman
Shoes - Office (sorry you can't see them he's quite tall). 

(I take better photos right?)

Would love to hear what you think of our outfits and if you think I should incorporate Blake & men's fashion on my blog more. Don't hesitate to comment below :) 



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The Jessica Range Peruvian Hair 2 Month Review*

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 London, UK

Hello beauties! 

It's been a while since I've done a beauty post right? I know, I know - I've been saving this one for quite a while actually, you'll soon find out why. 

So if you remember just a few months ago my hair was a few shades of browns and blondes which I absolutely loved but found that those pesky roots were just a pain and couldn't bare to think that I'd need to keep applying dye to my hair every two months. I let my roots grow out for a few months (having coloured my hair for 2 years) and now have a bit of an ombre going on. 

After a few months of putting my hair in buns and continuing to grow the dye out, I decided that I wanted to go darker and was thrilled when I discovered The Jessica Range. I've worn extensions on and off for many years but never have I had the chance to try Peruvian hair (one of the best types of extensions around apparently). After weeks of speaking to friends about length recommendations, salons colouring etc I decided to go for the straight Peruvian in 4 bundles: 2 x 22 1x 18 and 1 x 12 and this is what I ended up with;



The hair naturally was a colour #2 but I soon got bored of the colour and decided to dye the ends with Loreal's ombre kit (initially I wanted a blonde but ended up with this copper like colour - still love it though). 

Overall in terms of quality, I give this hair 5/5 stars. It's silky, light, natural looking and no matter how many times you wash, colour or style - it still remains in tip-top condition. I'll be able to take this out, wash it and save it for another hair date. Great value for money!

In terms of hair care I usually condition the hair once a week and shampoo every two weeks (my own hair that is left out I often wash it on a weekly basis). There is no tangling or shedding which for me is a breath of fresh air as my remy hair in the past has not been the best of quality. 

I would 100% recommend The Jessica Range to those looking for luxury and longevity. You can browse the website here and receive a 10% discount using my code 'zeena10'.

* First picture was taken two months into having my hair weaved. 



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Bunny Chow - Soho, London

Tuesday, 17 March 2015



So for a while now my other half has been wanting to go to this place - Bunny Chow. He does a lot of reading and research so always comes up with these fantastic places to visit in London. When he told me about this little gem located in Soho, I quickly headed to the website and took a look at their menu which seemed to be pretty simple but I was intrigued nonetheless. 

Kindly, the menu states exactly what a Bunny is and how you can eat one so I don't have to explain! 




The moment you have been waiting for!!! So this is what a bunny looks like, as you've probably read above its hollowed out bread (complete with a lid), filled with rice, and toppings of your choice. Staying true to South African / Durban Indian tradition, I decided to get the Chakalaka bunny which is basically a chicken curry in rice also topped with mango chutney and little crackers. MMM.



Blake opted for the Veggie bunny consisting of cauliflower, chickpea, potato and spicy durban sauce - he liked it very much ^.^


We also ordered some sides as extras, spicy sweet rice and kale to compliment. 

  
On to the drinks, I went for Madiba's which is a mixture of grapefruit juice, blueberries raspberries and strawberries - which in all honesty I didn't like one bit. It was a blend of sweet and very bitter...I don't do bitter so decided to get an Appletiser instead. Blake however didn't find this drink to be all that bad so had it all for me as well as ordering his own drink which was made into a little cocktail for him. 



I 100% recommend Bunny Chow to all of you! For only £5 per bunny and great service you are guaranteed to truly chow down some tasty, filling food with a smile... + you get unlimited water! Irresistible right?  


I'll definitely be back! Let me know if you plan on heading down to Bunny Chow


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