Monthly Archives: July 2010


We’re all going on a Summer Holiday#

We’re all going on a summer holiday.
No more working for a week or two.
Fun and laughter on a summer holiday.
No more worries for me and you.
For a week or two.

We’re going where the sun shines brightly.
We’re going where the sea is blue.
We’ve seen it in the movies.
Now let’s see if it’s true.

Everybody has a summer holiday
Doing things they always wanted to.
So we’re going on a summer holiday
To make our dreams come true
For me and you.

You have to love that Cliff Richard song, it always makes me smile
Anyways, I’m not sure about you guys but I am going on MY Summer Holiday tomorrow, woohoo :) 

I am going with my parents driving & camping through Europe – from the Netherlands with as end destination Croatia. We will probably make some stops along the way in Switserland & Northern Italy. I can’t wait to use my new camera to hopefully get some beautiful photo’s. 
I will be on holidays for 4 1/2 weeks!
This does mean however that I will be missing in action from my blog for all this time! I will really miss it :(

I really hope you all have an AMAZING summer (or winter, wherever you are in this world) & see you in about 5 weeks! 
Mwah xoxo Lots of Love, Roz


YSL Rouge Volupte Lingerie Pink

Back in June I was lucky to buy the well known YSL Rouge Volupte Lingerie Pink lipstick on a blog sale by the wonderful Charlotte at This lipstick had been on my wish list for ages – after reading about it & seeing so many gorgeous images of it on my favourite blogs, I knew I had to have it! But the price tag in the shops always put me off a little. So this blog sale was perfect and I was able to score it at an awesome price – THANKS again Charlotte! Somehow it got “lost” in the mail we think, because it took just over a month to arrive in The Netherlands from the UK, crazy right? But anyways it arrived today and I am just so over the moon.

For me the lipstick really lives up to its huge reputation! Super creamy with the most pigmented and glossy formula I have ever tried. See it swatched on my lips below! Lingerie Pink (#7) is a stunning light pink with blue undertones.

What I love about this lipstick too is that you can apply it lightly for a more neutral pink or if you apply it more heavily it becomes a very bright light toned pink. Me wearing my new awesome lippy below!
I am indeed officially in love ♥ May need to get some more of the Rouge Volupte lipsticks now (sorry bank account!) ;)


I have found a new love; Maxi dresses! I have always loved the look of them on other people but I never thought they suited me (don’t know why..) so I didn’t own any. This holiday so far I have bought 3x and just think they are the perfect outfit for summer. Very breezy, comfortable and casual but still stylish! Here are two recent OOTD’s wearing my Maxi’s! ♥

Maxi dress by Zara (TRF Collection)
Striped Maxi dress by Topshop

The third maxi dress I got was just a very simple black jersey racer-back one from H&M. Which can perfectly be accessorized with different colour belts, scarfs and jewellery (as per this little polyvore set I created)
Another exciting purchase I wanted to tell you all about is my NEW CAMERA! The other day (after years of yearning for one) I finally spoiled myself & bought a DSLR Sony A330 :) I can’t wait to learn how to use it haha and start taking beautiful pictures! 
Ps: Holland lost the World Cup Final 1-0 :( 
So I’m feeling a little sad today…

Hup Holland Hup!

I’m about to head into The Hague city centre to the pubs with my brother and his girlfriend to watch the World Cup Final between HOLLAND and Spain! Soooo nervous! I have my Dutch Football shirt on to support Orange! Hope we can win this, would be soooo amazing! Wish us luck :) 
Hup Holland Hup!! Me = Proud Dutchy ;)

Plenty of love in our house

Oh how I am loving this amazing European Summer weather at the moment! It’s a fab improvement from the cold & drab weather in Wellington, NZ! In the Netherlands it’s been sunny and between 28-34 degrees the last few days. Which means time to bring out summer dresses or shorts. Love it! Here’s my casual OOTD:

“There was plenty of love at our house” T-shirt by Ruby // 100% Linen khaki/grey shorts by Witchery // Large diamonté studs by Witchery

I am having so much fun playing around with all my new MAC eyeshadows. So I thought I would share one of my favourite new looks by using Haux in the crease! It’s such a beautiful soft brown/rosy shade and a dream to blend!

Eyes: UDPP // NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk (inner corner of eye) // MAC All that Glitters e/s (all over lid) // MAC Dazzlelight e/s (tearduct & browbone highlight) // MAC Haux e/s (crease & lower lash line) // MAC Copperplate e/s (outer V to slightly darken outer crease) // MAC Fluidline (waterline & upper lash line) // Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara

Because I am now on holidays for a while (and therefore wear a bit more “exciting” clothes) please let me know if you guys like the Outfit of the Day posts?


MAC Eyeshadow Haul

When I was in Abu Dhabi I went a little “crazy” at the MAC store. I was just so excited because MAC was so much cheaper than in NZ. For example an eyeshadow in NZ used to cost me around $32 and in Abu Dhabi it was only $20! So I ended up buying 7x new eyeshadows and a new empty 15 palette (now onto my 3rd palette!). It was so hard choosing which ones to get & I changed my mind many times but here are the shades I ended up getting :)

Top Row: Nylon, Copperplate & Electra
Middle Row: Retrospeck & Haux
Bottom Row: Tempting & Coppering
Swatched from left to right: 
Nylon: Pale Gold with icy shimmer (Frost)
 Retrospeck: Beached Blonde (Lustre)
Tempting: Sinfully rich coco (Lustre)
Copperplate: Muted mid-tone Grey (Matte²)
Haux: Soft muted rosy Brown (Satin)
Coppering: Orange Copper (VeluxePearl)
Electra: Silver with icy shimmer (Frost)

I haven’t even had a chance to use them all yet but so far am loving Haux, Retrospeck & Copperplate. Not sure why I ended up getting Coppering…am wondering a little how to wear this colour…any suggestions?

Ladies Night

Hi Ladies
On Monday night me and my friend went out in Abu Dhabi for “Ladies Night”. It’s crazy, many bars there will have a ladies night a certain evening and what does this mean…?? Free drinks for girls!! Champagne, wine or sometimes even cocktails. Can you believe it :) We had a fun night out (alcohol was consumed with moderation, don’t worry LOL) and thought I would quickly share my sparkly twinks smokey EOTN:

♥ Eyes:
NYC Jumbo Pencil in French Friens (all over lid as base)
MAC Twinks e/s (lid, crease & lower lash line)
MAC Carbon e/s (outer V & crease)

MAC Dazzlelight e/s (brown bone highlight & tearduct)
MAC Reflects Antique Gold pigment (lightly dusted on lid)MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (waterline & upper lash line)
MAC Zoomlash Mascara

♥ Lips:
MAC Creme D’Nude Lipstick with a clear gloss over the top.
Us girls out on Ladies Night in Abu Dhabi. I feel that Twinks eyeshadow really makes my blue eyes POP! Love this new eyeshadow, definitely a new favourite!