Look: Is Plastic the New Trend?

Plastic coats, plastic shoes, plastic bags – it has been everywhere in the past runway shows!

I am mostly loving the plastic coats, they have a futuristic vibe to them and it is a great way to stylise the coat piece, since they almost always look the same.

If you are looking into wearing it, then jeans would definitely be a good idea over cotton pants, and a cute white shirt with a catchy art piece!

What do you think of the new plastic trend?

Xo, Pantalon Noir

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Lifestyle Tip: Set yourself ‘Free’

I read a quote by Nayyirah Waheed and it really resonated with me:

” ‘no’ might make them angry, but it will make you free – if no one has ever told you, your freedom is more important than their anger.”

I have lived most of my life containing and restraining myself for other people’s emotions. I cannot explain if it’s weakness or excessive empathy, but I am now preferring to see it more as the former. But first, let me point out something: caring for others is important. It is the most important. In fact, I do not think that there is anything worth living for other than making sure that you are consistently in tune with other’s emotions. It is a difficult task, but it is the most valuable. It will not only break the prison that egoists have by constantly looking at everything from their own point of view, but it will also bring unexpected friendships and love into your life in return.

But just like how nothing can be generalised, since life is often complex and unpredictable, there needs to be an assessment of the situation that you are dealing with. If it devalues you, belittles you, and goes against your freedom, then caring about others is not the solution. There needs to be a ‘me’ in the equation, and for some reason I often exclude myself in so many things. I quarrelled with the idea of confidence for so many years: what does it really mean to have confidence? Is it by not caring? Is it pride? What is it exactly? I have always been sure of some things about myself, but I never understood the idea of putting myself over others. I always take a step back: which is sometimes wrong. Really wrong. Confidence is knowing freedom – it is to know at a certain point that you must step forward, stand up, and say no. It is to understand the value of caring for others in a certain context, and the value of caring for yourself in another. It is careful calculation.

So I will advise myself to be more free, but I will also be careful not to let that imprison me in my own arrogance – for freedom can also mean imprisonment.

 

Beauty Tip: Green Tea, Honey and Coconut Face Mask

Hey guys!

I found this great beauty tip by the one and only: Lauren Conrad! This mask will definitely be my new favourite for 2018. This has the perfect mixture for all what your skin really needs: coconut oil, honey and green tea! Coconut oil helps to soothe your skin, honey detoxifies it and green tea acts as a great antioxidant.

The instructions are pretty simple:

  1. Mix one tablespoon of honey, coconut oil and green tea leaves in a bowl
  2. Apply it evenly on your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes
  3. Wash your face with warm water and then apply your favourite moisturizer

Have fun ❤

Xo, Pantalon Noir

3 Ms for 2018: More Knowledge, More Art and More Love

Hello guys! I hope you are all ending the year peacefully and with a positive attitude.

For this post, I will be talking about my strategy for the next year and how I am planning to enter it with a fresh outlook. It is always best to have a vision rather than nothing at all, because it will always keep you busy and more occupied with the important things in life 🙂

So the 3 Ms that I will be following are:]

1. More Knowledge: I will continue reminding myself that nourishing my brain is the most important and vital goal in life. We were born with the blessing of having every organ in our body to be working perfectly and that each is assigned with a role, so why take it for granted and not take care of it as well? This year, taking care of my brain will be my ultimate aim.

    2. More Art: Life is absolutely dull without art, and I certainly wouldn’t want my year to go on without having moments to appreciate it. I want to spend more time writing stories/poetry, read more literature, and even practise more ballet at home! It is super important for our hearts to get back to its raw and human roots, and to balance it off with the knowledge of the mind.

     3. More Love: This is not just about receiving love, but about giving more love – more love to all kinds of people because life is certainly too short to fill it with anger and hate. But most importantly, to experience a closer relationship with God, and to reach the highest and most powerful feelings of love.

And there it is, Happy New Year!

Xo, Pantalon Noir

 

 

2018 Hairstyle: The Low Bun

Hey guys, I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas holiday and are getting reading for the new yeaaaaaar!

So a hairstyle that I would like to wear more next year is the low bun. I have always favoured the top messy bun, but I recently realised how chic and fun the low one could actually look! It is definitely more elegant too, and is FAR easier and quicker than the top one.

This hairstyle works best on wavy/curly hair, so make sure you either braid your hair or curl it just before you do it. Also, depending on which best fits your appearance, you can either add volume to your hair or leave it flat.

Have fun ❤

Xo, Pantalon Noir

In Trend: The Checked Blazer

Hey guys!

My current obsession for this season is definitely the checked blazer. It is probably in every store at the moment, and has been worn by countless models and celebrities.

My favourite way to wear it is with a cute turtleneck sweater and jeans to add a little denim.

Simple earrings and a soft red lip would complete the look.

Have fun!

Xoxo, Pantalon Noir

Beauty Tip: Why Honey Should Be Your New Best Friend

Hey guys!

So this winter my skin has been feeling really dry/flaky and is also starting to break out a lot more than often! I haven’t had the right time to take care of it but now that I do, I’ve been thinking of picking an ingredient that could stick with me throughout the season (or perhaps forever).

And so I’ve picked: honey. We have all at one point heard about its benefits, but actually using it and adding it to your skin routine makes a big difference!

Honey could be used in several ways:

  1. Moisturising Mask

Honey can act as a natural moisturiser! It retains the moisture in your skin and ensures that it is penetrated and hydrated. Apply honey on your skin 3 times a week and let it sit for 15 minutes

2. Pore Cleanser

The antibacterial properties of honey can also prevent bacterial buildup and the chances of breakouts. Soo mix a little honey with your coconut oil (or you can use it alone) and apply it gently on your face before washing it.

3. Exfoliator

Honey is also loaded with lots of antioxidants that nourish and cleanse the skin, so it could also work as a great exfoliator! Mix some honey with sugar/brown sugar and softly rub it on your skin or your entire body.

So there it is! Enjoy your holiday season with your new best friend ❤

Xo, Pantalon Noir