Monthly Archives: January 2011

Best & Worst – 2011 SAG Awards=

The 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday in Los Angeles.
The King’s Speech came out as the big winner of the night with two awards. The film picked up Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Firth.  Other winners in the evening included Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Betty White, and Alec Baldwin. Sharing my quick best & worst picks from the Red Carpet!
Best
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January Hones wore a gorgeous Caroline Herrera Dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Roger Vivier shoes, and a Tod’s bag. She looks so glamous, hollywood and I love the hair and makeup-perfectly styled!
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Natalie Portman is back on my best dressed list – yay! Finally she’s wearing a gorgeous frock showing off her newly pregnant belly! She’s wearing an Azzaro’s “Jungle” gown plus apparently $2 million worth of Tiffany & Co. jewellery! (jealous much?)
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Mila Kunis. The 27-year-old Black Swan actress chose an Alexander McQueen Resort 2011 strapless chiffon gown. It’s from the same collection as the dress Michelle Obama recently wore. Wasn’t such a fan of that dress but LOVE this one and the sultry curls and make up really complete this look!
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Lea Michelle. The 24-year-old Glee actress chose an Oscar de la Renta blush crepe de chine caviar bead embroidered gown, Sergio Rossi shoes, Tiffany & Co. jewels, and a Daniel Swarovski bag. The dress fits Lea’s petite frame beautifully and the thin, gold belt compliments the silvery-white dress wonderfully.
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Claire Danes in Louis Vuitton dress with earrings and bracelets by Fred Leighton.
Funky colourful dress and rocking a bright lippie – love it!

Worst
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Kate Mara (pictured with boyfriend Max Minghella). The 27-year-old 127 Hours actress wore a nude dress that’s Hervé Léger up top, but very Valentino on the bottom — it’s a mash up of body con meets romantic ruffles? This Hervé Leger dress is quite pretty but don’t think it’s suited to Kate. Plus, I think that the colour washes her out too much and that headband is just awful.winona ryder 2011 sag awards 744804 Best & Worst   2011 SAG Awards=
Winona Ryder in a white strapless gown by Alberta Ferretti.
If you think (like me) that this dress is very bridal, well that’s because it is! This gown is from the Spring 2011 Bridal collection…..There’s something just not quite right about this look. Don’t love the dress & think the high curly up-do isn’t sophisticated enough for the dress. kim kardashian sag awards 2011 745313 Best & Worst   2011 SAG Awards=
Kim Kardashian. Kim is wearing a plum draped chiffon gown with embroidered detail by Marchesa. The Grecian style gown was way off the mark. And think the hair looks horrible and her makeup looks washed out. Am surprised with this look because I’m normally quite a fan of Kim’s red carpet style..
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Christina Hendricks. This L’Wren Scott dress, while gorgeous, I feel does nothing for Christina’s lovely curves :(
Who were your best & worst from this event? xoxo Roz
  
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Introducing Caudalie Premier Cru – The Eye Cream

What it is?
An anti-aging cream to refresh the eye area.

What it is formulated to do?

“This sumptuous and effective cream offers a complete care to treat the delicate eye contour area. Its texture envelops delicately the skin with an immediate comfort and illuminates its appearance. Its anti-ageing ingredients treat all the signs of ageing: wrinkles are smoothed, the upper eyelid is firmed, dark circles, puffiness and dark spots are reduced. Its combination of pearlizers and soft focus powder reflect the light and illuminate the eye area, for an instant brighter and softer look.”
Caudalie1 Introducing Caudalie Premier Cru   The Eye Cream

What is in it?
-Grapevine Resveratrol: Firms and lifts skin.
-Viniferine: Reduces dark spots.
-Grape Seed Polyphenols: Protects the skin and delivers antioxidant properties.
-Tetrapeptides: Fights puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles.

But more importantly, what ISN’T in it? :)- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

How to use it?
Morning and evening, apply half a pump of Premier Cru – The Eye Cream onto your finger and gently dab on from the inner to the outer corner of the eye. Delicately smooth under the eye and then on the eyelid. Also ideal for lip contour & expression lines.

Price and Availability?
- Premier Cru – The Eye Cream Available from January 2011
- 15 ml gold and silver pump-bottle
- Recommended retail price in Europe €59 / £49/ USA and Canada $95
- Available in the UK at Selfridges / Space NK

My views?
I probably have to start of by saying that I don’t really own many/if any anti-aging creams at my age yet! I know some people start using these kind of creams at quite a young age, but hey I am only 26….do I really need start worrying about wrinkles and lines already? However what really interested me in trying this product was its brightening effects because I do hate dark circles and puffy eyes…(I am a true concealer addict!) What I really liked was that the cream is nice and thick, it’s 84% natural and is created not only to stop the signs of aging as such but can also help de-puff, hydrate and nourish the delicate area around our eyes! The one that you notice immediately is the fresh scent, the weightlessness of the product and you feel it tighten around the eye and brighten it up! It doesn’t eliminate the need to use concealer (not for me anyway) but I did feel my eyes felt lighter and less dark after applying the product. As an eye cream, I think it’s great! The one downpoint to this product I’d say would be the cost, because at £49 a pop it definitely isn’t cheap. However, Caudalie has won many awards for it’s anti aging products and therefore maybe once my wrinkles get worse I will really start seeing the value for money to invest in anti aging eye cream ;)

Then again should I use anti aging products to prevent wrinkles & lines? Hmm food for thought….
Do any of you of you use anti-wrinkle products and if so what are your thoughts? Would love to know :)
* the small print: PR Sample

  
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Loving my over the knee boots!

I recently picked up this AMAZING bargain at the sales; brand new, leather, over the knee, flat boots from Oasis. At what price? You wouldn’t guess it…..£20!! I couldn’t believe it when I spotted them on the shop floor tucked away somewhere and I was beyond excitement when I realised they actually had 1x pair left in my size (38/UK5) Wooop woop! I can’t stop wearing them at the moment, perfect paired with leggings, skirts, dresses, jeans…well everything really! Here a recent OOTD with my new boots ♥
OOTDboots Loving my over the knee boots!
♥ Black leather over the knee flat boots by Oasis
♥ Black Leggings by Witchery
♥ Brown flared, knitted jumper with longer sides by H&M - on sale now here
♥ Brown & Black print knitted scarf by H&M

What do you think? I just absolutely love them.  They are so comfortable and fit my thin calves perfectly (which is normally quite a mission to find). Me + my new boots = definitely a match made in heaven!

Ps: I am off to Dublin this Friday for 3 days of exploring the city and having fun!
I have never been to Ireland before so I can’t wait – I hope you all have an amazing weekend. xoxo Roz

  
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Cult Beauty at Selfridges!

Tonight I was invited to the opening of Cult Beauty’s pop-up store at Selfridges! That’s right, Cult Beauty is launching a pop-up shop, exclusively in Selfridges London Beauty Hall from January 27 – 31, 2011.

Customers will not only have access to some of the hottest, underground beauty brands such as Face Atelier, Ginvera, Immupure, Rodin, MV Organics and Rahua; but also to members of the Cult Beauty expert panel such as Tara Smith, James Corbett, Vanda Serrador, Michelle Roques-O’Neil and Teresa Smith. Cult Beauty founders Jessica DeLuca Moore and Alexia Inge will also be on hand to help with any beauty tips and advice, as well as the founders of brands such as Omorovicza and Mama Mio.
 Cult Beauty at Selfridges!
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Sign up for the Cult Beauty newsletter and you’ll receive a coupon which will allow you to claim a free Como Shambala Invigorate travel set (showergel and lotion) – redeemable at the Cult Beauty pop-up at Selfridges, London.

The Cult Beauty pop-up shop runs from January 27 – 31 in the main Beauty Hall at Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford Street, London. To all my UK/London readers, I definitely recommend to check it out! For everyone else check out www.cultbeauty.co.uk for their fantastic range of products and tips online! 
  
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Day of Pampering with Aussie & Herbal Essences

On the weekend I was invited for a lovely day of pampering at the luxurious Soho Hotel in London! I’d been at this hotel before for an event and love it’s fabulous design and style. Aussie & Herbal Essences had rented this AMAZING hotel room for the afternoon where we got to meet Liz Taw, Aussie ambassador, to get a mini hair styling session, get our make up touched up and nails done. Plus there was a range of tea/drinks and treats for us to enduldge in. What a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Plus I got to catch up with other beauty bloggers like the lovely Jen and Hayley!
AUSSIEEVENTSOHO Day of Pampering with Aussie & Herbal EssencesLiz Taw, the hair stylist, gave me some great tips on how to use my straightening iron and velco rollers to create a ‘blow-dry’ effect at home! Basically grab a lock of hair & glide it through your iron’s with a comb - then apply your velco rollers, spray some hairspray on them & let the hair cool. Then apply your make up, have your breakfast or just chill out and when you take the rollers out (once cool) you will have the same blow dry volume effect without the struggles of not having enough hands to blow dry & use a round brush all at the same time (I admit – I fully can’t do this!) Give it a go, I’m really liking the results!

On the day Aussie also introduced us to their new ‘Lusciously Light’ conditioners!

Herbal+Light Day of Pampering with Aussie & Herbal Essences

I am already a big fan of AUSSIE shampoos and conditioners. My favourite is their ’Take the Heat’ Range.
I personally don’t mind this too much but a lot of people find their conditioners quite heavy! So now they have developed a miraculous lightweight formula which means that you can get the conditioning you love, without it weighing your hair down. So you have all the goodness of your favourite Aussie post-shampoo moisture boosts with an extra pick-me-up! The lightweight formula will ensure you hair doesn’t fall flat, leaving you with lusciously light locks that are rich and bouncy.
  
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