6/23/17

glad midsommar


Happy midsummer to all my Scandinavian people (and everyone else)!

xx
zahara

1. 230 Fifth Rooftop
2. Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking 

6/2/17

summer + bday



Hi guys! 

It's finally feeling a lot like summer! 
Also, my bday is today. 
The big 25. 
Can't believe it. I still feel 16 sometimes. 

Looking forward to new adventures, new people, and new memories. 
Summer '17. 
Let's do this. 

xx
zahara


5/10/17

seen in soho



Here's a few pics from soho.
cool buildings, street art, people. 
love the area.

xx
zahara






5/8/17

brb


sorry for the delay of new content.
coming soon. 

here's me thinking about french fries.

xx
zahara



4/4/17

korean skincare routine


Hi guys.

So I wanted to share my new skincare find:
The 10-step Korean Skincare routine. 

I have combination skin and some redness on my cheeks. 
My goal was to see if I could even out the skin tone 
and improve the overall texture. 
I also wanted to get rid of my T-zone oiliness 
and achieve a nice, youthful glow. 

I read some articles and watched some Youtube videos. 
This is my own version of the 10-step routine:
(ps. I'm not a skincare expert, 
only sharing what has worked for me)

1. Double-cleansing.
This is so amazing for combo/oily skin.
It gets rid of the excess oils and dirt without drying out the skin.
I first use an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based, foaming cleanser.

2. Exfoliating.
Too much exfoliating can be harsh for your skin.
I should know, I used to do it every day. 
I now do it 1-2 times a week.

3. Toner.
 My favorite step! 
It soothes the skin after cleansing and exfoliating and makes the skin feel so fresh. 

4. Serum and essence. 
I have been using a serum or a sheet mask 
but haven't tried the essence yet. 
There are different serums for different skin concerns.

5. Eye cream.
I didn't use eye cream before but now I'm obsessed. 
My eyes feel so hydrated and it makes me look awake.

6. Moisturizer.
During the day I use a gel moisturizer to avoid oiliness.
It's always good to have some SPF mixed in to avoid sun damage.
At night I switch to a thicker, creamy moisturizer. 

7. Face mist.
I like to add a hydrating face mist to finish the routine and add extra glow.

I do this routine twice a day. 
I've done it now for 2 weeks. 
My skin has never felt so smooth.
My skin is completely clear 
and my oiliness and redness have calmed down a lot. 

I would recommend this routine to anyone who has skin concerns such as oiliness, redness, acne, or dryness. 
Or if you're just curious to test it out, that's fine, too. 

comment below any questions/thoughts. 

xx
zahara






4/2/17

ice ice baby


Hey y'all! 

I tried out an app to see how I would look with different colored eyes. 
It's fun to just experiment without 
committing to anything. 
But now I really want to try out colored contacts.
(This color is called "icy")  


In other news...
It's april. 
Where did march go??
Lots of exciting things happening, 
will keep you updated! 

xx
zahara


3/30/17

rewind


Hey guys!

I wanted to rewind a bit and share some pics 
I've taken over the years. 
Brings back so many crazy memories! 
Hope you enjoy! 

Check out more photography on my TUMBLR or INSTAGRAM

xx
zahara






3/21/17

march madness


Hi guys! 
.
This month has been full of drama and events.
Complete March Madness. 

I have so many projects going on, can't wait to update you all on some of them! 

It's slowly getting warmer here in NYC 
and I'm so ready for spring! 
I'm so tired of layers upon layers 
and super excited to wear all my denim and leather jackets! 

I'll be back very soon with new content! 

xx
zahara






2/28/17

mixed drinks about feelings


Been loving this spring weather we've had in February.

So anyways,
just dropping by to say hi.

xx
zahara

2/27/17

shake it like a polaroid picture


I'm working on a new polaroid project.
I've been transforming archive pics I've taken into polaroids. 
I love editing pictures so this has been fun.
So far these are my favorites. 

Hope you enjoy!

xx
zahara



2/23/17

beauty favorites


Hi guys! 
I wanted to share some of my current beauty favorites 
for face, hair and body. 

These products work for me so not expecting everyone 
to like them as much as I do. 
But I'm obsessed with these items and wanted to spread the word.
I put in links so you can easily shop the products!  

FACE:
Absolutely love this product. 
It has a gel like consistency and feels so fresh on your face. 
I use this spray multiple times a day. 
It smells like peppermint and gives a nice, healthy glow to your face. 
Don't let the lavender color fool you. 
This primer brightens up dull skin and gives you a glow. 
I don't use foundation so I use this primer just by itself.
Sometimes I use products without really knowing how they work. 
This serum is supposed to repair and protect your skin.
But I love how smooth it makes my skin and also improves my skin tone.

HAIR:
I've been using this on my hair for a long time.
I spray it after the shower and before styling my hair.
It smells amazing and makes my hair silky soft.
I couldn't live without dry shampoo and this one is my fav.
I like the travel sized products because I can take them everywhere with me.
I found this while I was in Finland. 
I think it's a unisex product.
It smells so delicious and makes my hair so smooth and healthy.

BODY:
I try to use cruelty-free, all natural products as much as I can.
I'm not always checking the labels, which I should start doing.
But this body butter is ideal for very dry skin.
It was my hero this winter! 
I think this is a men's cologne but I don't care.
I actually wear more men's cologne than perfumes because I'm not a fan
of very sweet, flowery scents.
This is probably my favorite scent of all time.
I love a little glow and sparkle on my skin.
I use this in the summer for that extra wow factor.
I moisturize my skin like crazy.
This balm is my favorite because it gives my skin a glow 
and makes it buttery soft. 
And it smells like coffee! 

Hope you enjoyed my favorite products!
Comment below if you have any beauty product suggestions 
or experience using these specific products! 

xx
zahara



2/20/17

look back at it


It's funny how much I've changed as a person
but the poses I do still stay the same. 

First pic is me at 18 yrs old.
2nd pic was taken last week. 

xx
zahara








2/18/17

socialize with me


Hi guys! 

So I've updated all my social media accounts with new content! 
I'm most active on Instagram but I've really fallen 
back in love with Tumblr, too. 
I'll try my best to update my Twitter more often! Promise.  

So if you wanna follow my life, photography, inspiration, 
click the links below! 


Love y'all.

xx
zahara



2/16/17

choose your poison


More neon signs for you.
Enjoy. 

1. W Hotel TSQ- Living Room Bar
2. Kola House
3. Fat Baby
4. Kith Soho

xx
zahara

ps. updated my tumblr page. check it out! 

2/15/17

my bloody valentine


My Valentine was NYC.
I've never been more in love with a place in my life.
We understand each other & support one another.
There's no other place I'd rather be. 

Comment below where you're from! 

xx
zahara

ps. follow on





2/14/17

let's fall in love playlist


Happy Valentine's Day! 
Enjoy these sexy tunes with someone special! 

xx
zahara

2/12/17

up all night + playlist


Some pics from recent weeks. 
The weather in nyc is bipolar. 
Can't wait for spring/summer weather ! 

love y'all. enjoy the playlist! 

xx
zahara