Monthly Archives: November 2010


What a night! Christmas, Champagne & Perfumes $

Last week I was so lucky to get invited to my first ever London blogger event! L’Oreal Prestige & Collections hosted a fabulous evening at the gorgeous Soho Hotel for us to get a preview of their Christmas Fragrance collection. 

There was a range of delicious smellies on display which we all got to sample whilst sipping french champagne and enjoying canape’s! I think Christmas is the best time to buy fragrances because I love how you usually get stunning gift sets.  Some of the brands on display that night were: Ralph Lauren, Georgio Armani, Diesel, Stella McCartney and Cacharel.
♥ The Victor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Gift Set, the bottle comes in a unique décolletage case with the Bombalicious Shower Gel & Body cream. SUPER cute! Flowerbomb is one of my all time favourite perfumes!
♥ Getting into the Christmas spirit with all the fragrances on display – even in the Christmas Tree!
♥ And me and the lovely Natalya of FilthyGorgeousMakeUp
After sampling all the fragrances we got to choose one to take home! After a lot umming and arring I choose Emporio Armani Diamonds because I really loved the smell and the design of the bottle :)

Emporio Armani – Diamonds eau de parfum
“Diamonds is a symbol of audacity, of sexiness with elegance. Sparkling and brilliant, the signature of a strong, confident, sexy woman living life to the full. Featuring the freshness of raspberry and lychee, and invigorated with the pure femininity of rose and the sensual rhythm of patchouli and amber. A unique indulgence for your senses.”

I’ve loved wearing this fragrance the last few days, so yum! The best thing about wearing a new perfume is that you can actually smell yourself hehe! The Christmas gift sets are for sale now at most department stores. Have you got any smellies on your Christmas wish list? xoxo

Natural Interview MakeUp FOTD

Hi my lovelies,

So quick update: I have been in London for two weeks now and I’m slowly starting to feel settled. I have found a fabulous flat in Clapham and have loved catching up with friends in London. On the job front, I am still looking….It’s all about finding that right job at the right company and those things don’t happen overnight! However I in the last 2 weeks I have been to MANY interviews and agency meetings, and to be honest, I’m getting a little over talking about myself day-in-day-out ;) LOL. 
First impressions are so important when meeting agencies or prospective new employers so when I attend interviews I always ensure I look very polished and professional. I thought I’d quickly share my standard Natural Interview MakeUp FOTD: 
♥ Face:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in Medium
Revlon ColourStay Foundation in Sand Beige (#180)
MaxFactor Creme Puff in Translucent (#5)
Sleek Contour Kit (light) – dark colour to contour
Bourjois Blush #33 – Lila’s D’or

♥ Eyes:
MAC Nylon eyeshadow (tear duct & inner corner of eye)
MAC Grain eyeshadow (all over lid)
MAC Charcoal Brown eyeshadow (crease & lower lashline)
MAC Smolder eyeliner (waterline)
Barry M Liquid Eyeliner – black (upper lash line)
L’Oreal Voluminous mascara
Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper in Blonde

♥ Lips:
Estee Lauder – Crystal Baby #301

As I mentioned, the key is to understand the importance of first impressions. Your goal should be to convey your competence, neatness, and attention to detail — and all of those things can be communicated by your appearance. More importantly, when you feel confident about your appearance, you’ll be able to focus on presenting your qualifications and experience. So for any fellow job hunters out there, here are some great practical tips that you can use before your next job interview:

Hair: Keep it simple

♥ Wash and dry your hair the night before the interview. By getting that out of the way, you’ll save time the day of the big event.
♥ If your hair is long, consider pulling it back in a ponytail. This way, you won’t be tempted to absentmindedly fiddle with it.
♥ Even if you don’t use hair spray every day, a light dusting of it will keep flyaways at bay.
♥ Don’t wear a hat as part of your ensemble. If you need a hat to keep yourself warm, remove it before entering the building, and peek into a mirror to remove any traces of hat head.
♥ Skip the flashy hair accessories.
♥ Keep your hair out of your face at all costs. Long bangs falling into your eyes are sexy for a date, but they won’t project a professional image. If you need to get them out of your face, using a simple barrette or bobby pin is a fine solution.
Makeup: Less is more
♥ Give yourself extra time. If you take five minutes to get ready in the morning, allow yourself 15. Trust me, weird things pop up, so it’s better to build in some wiggle room.
♥ For your face, you probably won’t need much more than concealer and loose powder. If you have blemishes or uneven skin tone, by all means, use a foundation! But if you don’t need much coverage, just skip it.
♥ The night before your interview, exfoliate chapped lips by scrubbing them with a warm, wet washcloth. Follow with a generous coating of lip balm. Before the interview, use a sheer lipstick to give lips a hint of color. 
♥ Wear lipstick, not lip gloss. Gloss is too shiny and youthful for a formal occasion like an interview.
♥ Use eye shadows in neutral shades such as tan, brown, and cream. A little bit of shimmer is fine, but stay away from adding a lot of shine to your eyelids.
♥ Mascara & a thin line of smudged pencil or simple (well applied) liquid eyeliner are really all you need. 
♥ Well-groomed brows show that you pay attention to details. Tweeze any stray hairs that threaten to give you a Bert-like monobrow, and if you have brow gel, use it to set your brows in place. (A tiny bit of hair gel, diluted with water, can do the same thing.)
♥ Applying a little bit of blush makes everyone look healthier. Use this rather than bronzer for a natural-looking, healthy glow.
♥ Unless you have naturally clean, even, hangnail-free nails, get a manicure.
♥ It doesn’t matter whether your nails are long or short, but they should be neatly filed.
♥ A neutral nail is fool-proof, so look for barely-there beige and pink polishes. Classic red can work, too, but use your judgment: It’ll probably fit in at an ad agency, but not at a conservative law firm. I would not recommend a French manicure; some people think they’re classy, but others think they’re corny, so just go with a single color.
Finally, SMILE. All of the primping and grooming doesn’t mean a thing if you aren’t excited to be there.
Good luck! xoxo Roz


NOTD: Revlon Goldfinger

Discovered this pretty nail polish the other day, as it belongs to one of my new flatmates! Gotta love living in an all girls house ;) I’m a big fan of Revlon polishes already and “Goldfinger” is  a gorgeous pale gold colour that can look quite neutral or metallic depending on the light that falls onto it. Gold nails really get me into a wintery/holiday spirit. Can you believe today it’s exactly 30 days until Christmas!!! 
Left: Natural Light                                                            Right: with Flash  
Do you know any other lovely Gold nail polishes? xoxo