Sunday, October 19, 2014

Introducing Fiveftwo!


Dear readers,

I have an exciting announcement to make. From now on Freshminhtea will go under the name Fiveftwo (fiveftwo.com). I will run this blog together with my beloved Thuhien Nguyen. So be prepared for some double trouble! We will create a blog filled with fashion, beauty, travel, art, food related posts. We hope you're going to enjoy this blog as much as we will.

First we would like to start with a short introduction about ourselves.

My name is Minh Nguyen, it's pronounced as ... never mind it's too hard to pronounce unless you're Vietnamese :P. Please call me Minh it's much easier. When I was 4 years old my parents escaped to The Netherlands for a better life. We've settled down in a small town called Leeuwarden. Now 25 years later I own a cute little nail salon in the centre of Leeuwarden. You should come and visit when you're in the neighborhood. Besides my work I love fashion, illustrating, reading, singing, cooking and acting silly from time to time. You can't take life too seriously right?

And I am Thuhien Nguyen. My first name is pronounced like two-heen. I am a little girl (5'2"tall) with big dreams. I was born in a small village in The Netherlands on December 29th 1992. Currently I am residing in the amazing city Amsterdam. Last summer I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication. I have a great passion for fashion and I would love to get involved in this industry. That is the reason why I decided to be a part of this blog. I'm looking forward to write articles about fashion and many other things to keep you entertained. 

Enjoy and be inspired!

Love,

Minh & Thuhien

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Giveaway! Win a suitsuit luggage set (value: €437)

Remember the awesome SUITSUIT giveaway I've hosted last year? Well it's back and even better! In collaboration with SUITSUIT I will be giving away another amazing luggage set with a value of €437,-! Just follow the steps to enter and perhaps you will be the lucky winner of this beautiful Popcat luggage set and steal the show wherever you go!

The Popcat set contains:

1x 20" Trolley
1x 24" Spinner    
1x 28" Trolley

Click here for more information about the SUITSUIT Popcat luggage set.



Qualifications to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Important notice:

(Make sure you complete all mandatory steps! I will check...)

This giveaway is open Worldwide!

Starts today Sunday, July 20th and will run until Wednesday, August 20th.

(Amsterdam, CEST time) 

The winner will be announced on my Facebook page and will receive an email.

Thank you for participating and good luck!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Thea Element in Lisbon

DRESS THEA ELEMENT - HEELS ZARA

I just came back from a fun weekend getaway with my brother/photographer Tyler. These photos are taken on our balcony in Lisbon. The view is amazing don't you think? It was really nice weather so I wore my cute dress from Thea Element. It has an inner shorts attached so you don't have to worry about anything :P. What an invention! On warm summer days I like to wear my hair up and this hairdo compliments the dress really well I must say. Anyway, I will tell you guys more about Lisbon soon. Have a great day everyone! 

Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Casual

BLAZER / BAG ZARA - TOP / SHORTS MANGO

A very simple and casual outfit for today. I tied a knot in the tank top to make it a bit more special. We all have our easy and comfortable days but that doesn't mean we can't still look nice. This is how I look going grocery shopping on a sunny day. And I don't do that very often :P.

Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Boyfriend

JEANS / TOP / HEELS / BAG ZARA - WATCH DANIEL WELLINGTON - SUNGLASSES H&M

No I'm not in love and don't have a boyfriend xD. No exciting news to share according to my love life sorry. The caption refers to the boyfriend jeans. We see it all over the internet, styled by the most inspired fashionista's so I couldn't stay behind. What I love about these jeans is that you can wear it in so many styles. I like to wear it with high heels and a classy bag for that feminine touch. And this look wouldn't be complete without my new Daniel Wellington watch. Isn't it pretty? If you use the code "freshminhtea" you can get 15% off on any purchase from www.danielwellington.com. It's valid till June 20th 2014. 

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Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Friday, May 9, 2014

Blazered

BLAZER / SKORT ZARA - TOP H&M - CLUTCH ACCESSORIZE - HEELS MANGO

I think a blazer is a must-have in every closet. It's so easy to style and looks good on any body shape. I have them in many different colors and styles but this one is my favorite. The fit and length is just perfect. That's one of the reasons why I shop at the Zara a lot. They have many beautiful clothing for petite girls like me. I have to admit that they get more and more expensive but the quality of the clothing is really good and I just love the fact that there's a home pick-up return service. What an invention!

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Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Stylight x Girissima contest part 2

This is my 2nd look for the Stylight x Girissima.com contest. Which one do you like best? Look 1 or look 2?

Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Stylight x Girissima contest

I am entering the Stylight x Girissima.com contest and I thought I should be creative and unique if I want to stand out from all those beautiful contestants. That's why I turned my look into a little storyboard. It shows how I spent my time in Lisbon if I win the amazing Lisbon weekend getaway. It took me so much time and work but it's totally worth it and I'm very happy with how it came out ^^. Wish me luck!

Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter dinner with friends and family

I've decorated the table and it looked really good.

I even used my origami skills to make bunny napkins.
The appetizer was delicious! Made by my friend Thuhien and me.

This yummy main course were made by 2 men. Props to Sydney and Thomas!

The desert was crème brûlée with red fruits and eatable flower (yes really).

The party went on till midnight so I made some churros with cinnamon sugar.


Yesterday we celebrated easter with a group of friends and family. The idea was to cook a 3 course dinner. My best friend Thuhien and I volunteered to make the appetizer and desert. In our daily lives we are not spending a lot of time in the kitchen so this was a real challenge for us. And we wanted to surprise everyone by cooking something fancy or at least something that looks fancy. Well I can tell you that the food was amazing! The table decorations were really cute and set the right mood for the right occasion. I'll take the credits for this one :P. After dinner there was karaoke and churros all night long! We had such a great time that we decided to have a get together and dinner once a month now xD.

Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Strisce

CROP TOP / BLAZER RIVERISLAND - SKORT / HEELS ZARA - SUNGLASSES PRADA

I've been invited to take part of the Stylight x Fabi contest. The challenge is to create some fashionable looks and if preferred relate it to Italy or Rome. The winner get's a trip to Rome and an exclusive invitation to Fabi's boutique opening. So awesome! Italy breathes fashion and is blessed with many talented designers such as Prada, Fendi and Versace. So I knew I had to pull off a chic and feminine look. I figured I can't go wrong with black and white and my Prada sunglasses is the ultimate chic accessory. What do you think? Could this be the winning look? Wish me luck ^^.

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Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Camoscio

JACKET MANGO - SWEATER / PANTS ZARA - SUNGLASSES H&M

Cupid please shoot an arrow in my heart because I feel like I can't do it on my own. I don't know it's the city or me but I really don't see any cute guys. Spring is making me longing for love but let's keep it real I turned into a very critical young woman. I wasn't like that at all in the past but after a few break ups my perspective on men changed drastically. Back then I was naive and dumb. I do take good care of myself and dress up nicely when I go out. And I don't lack getting attention from men but I'm not interested in "those" men. Am I too difficult? Are my expectations too high? Or have I build a brick wall around myself? I don't know maybe I'm too stubborn to admit it. But what I do know is never go searching for love. Love will find you! 

My love story has nothing to do with the outfit btw :P. Just wanted to get this off my chest. You guys are always so sweet and understanding and I really appreciate it!

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Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Babydoll

TRENCH COAT H&M - TOP / SHORTS / BAG ZARA - SHOES FOREVER21


My style has drastically changed in these couple of years. I used to wear a lot of colors and when I say a lot of colors I mean walking skittles. Yes it was bad. My biggest fashion failure must have been that time when I wore a orange top with yellow pants and orange/brown boots. It looked awful! Don't get me wrong I love colors but an overdose can be really dangerous. Or better said plain ugly. That was about four years ago. Nowadays I wear a lot of black, white and nude mostly combined with one popping color. I don't know what I will think of my current style in four years from now. I'm sure it will change a little if not a lot but I'm looking forward to this evolution. 

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Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mustard Blue

TOP / SHORTS ZARA - SHOES / NECKLACE FOREVER21 - BAG PERSUNMALL

Flowers are blooming, birds are twittering and love is in the air! It is spring ladies and gentlemen so that means change of moods and change of clothes. I like wearing shorts but spring is still kind of chilly here in The Netherlands so the best way to wear shorts is combined with panty hose. Actually we can't complain because these couple of days were really sunny and pleasantly warm for Dutch standards. Therefore I'm expecting a great spring with great outfits to come.

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Photos by Tyler Nguyen

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Black Lace

DRESS IVYREVEL

Here I am, in the train on my way to Beyonce's concert! I'm so exited because it's my first concert and hello it's Beyonce?! She's going to rock the stage for sure with her sexy performance. Talking about sexy I've always had a thing for lace and open backs. An open back can be so chic and sexy at the same time. And no I'm not wearing this dress to the concert. I'm saving it for another occasion. 

Photos by Tyler Nguyen