swimwear

Theme 44: BEST SWIMWEAR. Ouisisi via Amazon

Hello dear readers, casual Google searchers and my loyal INSTAFAM, I am kicking off this season with a plan to redesign my entire website and writing more (for the blog and for my novels). There will be some exciting changes. Just wanted to share this with you before I get to our delicious new theme! BEST SWIMWEAR!

Ulia Ali in Ouisisi swimsuit. Amazon swimwear review.

Summer 2019 is officially in full swing, and many of us are frantically looking for new bikinis and one-pieces. Let’s be honest, social media has RUINED us and our wardrobes in a way. Have you posted a bikini from your last Mexico vacation on Instagram? Well, for the next destination, even if it is just a quick beach escape to Hamptons, you will probably want to get a brand new piece to pose, I mean, tan and swim in. Because wearing the same bikini few beach photos in a row is almost as bad as wearing the same gown to two weddings (and having pictures to prove the “horrid” fact!).

While you are allowed to splurge once in a while on some designer swimwear, it really is so much better finding a gorgeous quality piece for a very very affordable price. I recently discovered OUISISI brand on Amazon, and decided to try this classy elegant black&white one-piece.

Ulia Ali is a NYC blogger. Review of black and white one piece swimsuit by Ouisisi. Photo by Alejandro Cerdena

It arrived super quickly as it is on Amazon Prime. I loved how it looked as a top worn with jeans and as a swimsuit.

One piece swimwear review Ouisisi on Amazon Prime. Cheap swimsuits 2019
How to wear swimsuits as tops. Gucci belt

This swimsuit has a very classic, almost glamorous look to it, but it is also perfect as an athletic swim as it has a very decent coverage, and is very comfortable. I am not going to lie, a lot of my swimsuits usually have MUCH less coverage and I am often afraid to accidentally flash someone whenever I wear my “risky pieces”. There is no such problem with this OUISISI swimsuit, and you can be confident that it will make you stand out on the beach without having to show a lot of skin!

Coney Island swimwear shoot
Swimwear on Amazon Prime. Fast and affordable!

I was actually really happy to discover that OUISISI also has the cutest maternity swimsuits! I know a lot of my readers are young mums or mums-to-be and it feels good to be able to share something that is so cheap and great and worthy to be discovered!

I have linked some of my favorite pieces for you below:

Photography: Alejandro Cerdena


Theme 8: California Diary. Loews Hollywood Hotel Review

"There's something in the air in Hollywood"
Blogger Ulia Ali review on Los Angeles Hollywood hotel

As every self-respecting blogger who is trying hard to fit in, every April I attend Coachella festival with Ben, who from a highly ranked financial consultant transforms into my full time photographer during our trips. The festival is actually our favorite excuse to stay in Los Angeles and explore the city more (aka looking for the most instagrammable places). One of the hotels we stayed at during our annual 'Californication', was Loews Hollywood Hotel.

Located in the heart of Hollywood - literally just next to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Dolby Theater that is best known as Oscars location since 2002, Loews Hollywood Hotel is a dreamy and tasteful choice of accommodation for every traveler that wants to be close to the La La Land world.

The Hills! The Hollywood sign! The Theaters! Do I even need to say more?!

Loews Hollywood Blogger Review

Waking up to the world famous Hollywood sign is definitely a very cliche thing that HAS TO BE on your bucket list, and Loews Hollywood can make that dream come true! Apart from having the A-list view, the hotel room we had was beautiful, spacious and comfortable, and had a bunch of informative magazines and books that helped to plan our city walks.

As Ben and I used to live in hotels full time, we have an eye for details and pay a very close attention to how a hotel's staff treats their guests. We were very impressed by how clean and equipped was the room, and how INCREDIBLY friendly and respectful every member of the Loews Hollywood family was. It is mind blowing how many luxury hotels nowadays have problems with their staff. W Hotel in Dubai was a great hotel, but had the worst valet service ever; St. Regis Kauai staff couldn't remember our names after two weeks of us staying there and were not attentive at all. We not only had zero issues with Loews Hollywood Hotel, but we actually had one of the best valet experiences in the last few years. It might seem like a small detail, but small things do really matter!

Loews Hollywood pool review and rating

There are a lot of great amenities at the hotel, including a well-equipped gym, but me and my friend Vivien, who joined Ben and I on this trip, fell in love with the pool and hanged out there more than we initially planned. The view at the pool area make me geek out to this day as it a little bit reminds me of Ancient Assyrian wall reliefs. And any historical reference and a unique photo spot ranks high in my book.

I honestly think it is one of the most Instagrammable and just photogenic in general, pools in Los Angeles!

Loews Hollywood 4 star hotel review

If you are hungry, Loews Hollywood offers a great variety of dining options, including a lovely American restaurant Preston's and a fun, filled with beautiful people, H2 Kitchen & Bar. It is not a secret that the breakfast buffet is one of my favorite parts of the staying at hotels (oh c'mon, we all can appreciate a variety of pastries and 10 types of cheeses on a plate to choose from!), and Loews Hollywood has an excellent one. I am getting hungry now by just thinking of that freshly made omelette and a bowl of fruits, soaked in honey :)

Loews Hollywood

Another thing to mention and that is, I am sure, important for many of you, is the pricing point. For the service, location and the comfort you can't beat Loews Hollywood prices (less than $300 a night). The hotel is modern, chic and upbeat, but is family friendly and offers a calm retreat to the adventurers in the middle of the Hollywood's delicious madness!

Ulia Ali - review of Los Angeles hotels

Yandy swimsuits review

Swimsuit from: Yandy


Week 20: Kauai Island. Pualani Hanalei Look.

Pualani Hanalei Review

Finding a beautiful and original swimsuit that doesn't cost over $200 has always been a challenge for me. I consider myself somewhat of a bikini collector, and with every purchase of new "little triangles" I find that it gets harder and harder to impress me. After my frustration with shops in NYC where I could find only one(!) bikini top I liked at Billabong, I packed my 45 other swimsuits (the majority of them were gifts from online stores) and was ready to get bronzed in Hawaii.

After a few days on Kauai island my collection of swimsuits rose to almost 60! Kauai has so many bikini shops with an amazing range that it was hard to resist the urge to shop. 

Azerbaijani blogger from Baku Ulia Ali, style fashion and swimwear.

Hanalei definitely has the best shops in Kauai, and I specifically recommend you visit Bikini Hanalei (5-5084 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei) where they have Pualani bikinis. Their bikinis are bright, stunning and affordable, and they are of a great quality. Today I am showing off my photos in the Pualani bikini which was picked for me by the beautiful shop owner, Sandy Shope. In Bikini Hanalei you will also find mermaid tails that will match your swimsuit, so check it out if you are in Kauai :)

Pualani Hanalei Lookbook
By Marcus Bloss photographer, Kauai
Azeri model in Hawaii, Ulia Ali
Shopping in Hanalei
Pualani Hanalei in Kauai, Hawaii
Pualani Bikini in Hanalei, Kauai, Hi
Beach model in Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii

Thank you to my husband Ben and Kauai photographer Marcus Bloss for this beautiful photoshoot!

I will share more photos from another shoot with Marcus Bloss next week!


Week 19: Hawaii. Tropical Beauty in Zaful.

Pink Zaful bikini review by blogger Ulia Ali.

Kauai island has one of the best beaches in the USA and I especially fell in love with this "secret" Hideaways beach in Princeville where Ben and I shot this beautiful pink bikini from Zaful. I have been trying to find a swimsuit in a beautiful shade of blush pink all summer and I was so happy that Zaful had this in stock.

What to wear on your honeymoon in Hawaii? Gorgeous pink bikini on Kauai island.
Model Ulia Ali in Princeville, Kauai in pik bikini by Zaful.
Gorgeous Hawaiian beach and a young woman in pink bikini. Blogger Ulia Ali.
Hawaiian girl in pink bikini with original back lacing.
Kauai island honeymoon.
Girl on Hideaways beach in Hawaii. Kauai island, Princeville.
Azerbaijani model and blogger Ulia Ali in Kauai, Hawaii, USA.
Swimwear by Zaful. Review

Swimsuit - Zaful| Flower - Local Souvenir Shop (similar here)

SHOP PINK SWIMWEAR:


Week 19: Honeymoon in Hawaii. Beach Babe in Black.

Shein Black Fringe swimsuit

Today I am sharing another Hawaiian beach look that was shot in the cute town of Hanalei. I found this black fringed swimsuit on the Sheinside online store and was so excited to wear it!

This swimsuit definitely attracted a lot of attention and stole the show. I would advise buying a double-sided tape to keep the top in place especially if you plan to dance or move around town in this swimsuit, or else you might run therisk of flashing your boobage :) Luckily, I had tape in my purse for this kind of revealing top or bodysuit. So don't be shy, and grab your sexy swimsuit from Sheinside (they deliver worldwide and often for free!).

Ulia Ali in black fringed swimsuit. Azerbaijani woman, girl.
Blogger in Kauai. Beach look Sheinside.

Swimsuit - Shein (Only $11.99!)

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Азербайджанская модель в бикини. Фотосессия
Girl holding dragon fruit
Dragon fruit, beach accessories

After our beach photoshoot Ben and I went to Wishing Well Shave Ice  in Hanalei and I got their famous Rainbow Shave Ice that is so perfect for Instagram photos (and it's delicious of course!). Can you believe that what I am holding is a KID'S PORTION?! The normal one was the size of my head! So if you have a sweet tooth and you are in Kauai, check this place out.

Wishing Well Shave Ice in Hanalei on Kauai island.
Wishing Well Shave Ice Review. Rainbow Ice
Black swimsuit on Kauai, Hawaii State
sand love
Kauai Hawaii. Girl on a tree