Monthly Archives: May 2011

June Cover Girls =

Sharing some of my favourite Cover Girls from the June Magazines!
Nicole Richie – That Magazine May/June 2011

This has to be one of Nicole Richie’s best magazine covers ever, right? She posed for the second issue of That magazine and I love, love, love it! Really crushing on her hair and the beautiful cat-eye makeup. Hadn’t heard of That Magazine before, as it’s French, but think the photos of this covershoot are simply stunning!
Rachel McAdams on the June 2011 cover of US ELLE
Actually wasn’t blown away by the cover photo but the editorial shots for the magazine are gorgeous!
In her editorial she models a mix of Burberry, Gucci and Moschino Cheap and Chic. 

I’m not really a big fan of Katy Perry but how great does she look on the June 2011 cover of Vanity Fair? She was photographed by the famous Annie Leibovitz & I think it’s possibly the best she’s ever looked.
The editorial with Katy is very Haute Couture! This is not a look that you’d normally see Katy in and I have to say I think it looks amazing. Love the Parisian feel to the shoot :) It’s interesting to see Katy modeling pieces from the S/S 2011 Dior Couture collection throughout her Vanity Fair editorial, because so many celebs have stopped wearing the labels since the recent John Galliano scandal. 

“Britney’s Back” claims Bazaar Magazine on the cover of their June 2011 issue! Love the white Bill Blass 2011 fall collection cut-out dress she wears on the cover plus the shot of her in Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 Sheer Star Print Gown is very fun.
W magazine’s June 2011 cover stars former Charlie Wilson’s War cast mates Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks, who reunite in the upcoming dramedy Larry Crowne. On the cover, Roberts wears a Dolce & Gabbana dress with inky lace sleeves and a wide Burberry belt. Loving the winged dramatic eye makeup on Julia. She looks amazing, can you believe she is a 43 year old mother of 3?

The accompanying editorial photos have a glamourous feel to them; no blinding Roberts smile but instead black-and-white shots that emphasize her strong cheekbones and mile-long legs! 

Left: Julia in a What Katie Did’s black and red silk corset plus a Giorgio Armani black woop crepe skirt.
Right: Julia in a Valentino red silk lace gown with leather ruffles matched with Jimmy Choo pumps.

What have been your favourite Cover Girls this month? xoxo

Soft Grey Smokey EOTN $

Hey my lovelies,
About two weeks ago I was so lucky to have an opportunity to get all glammed up for a black-tie dinner out in the countryside. The company I work for had organised two amazing ‘Away Days’ for all their employees and partners at the b-e-a-u-tiful Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire. For the black-tie dinner I chose to wear an electric blue dress so I decided on a soft grey smokey eye. Check out my FOTN:

♥ Face:
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC20
Bourjois 10hour sleep effect Foundation
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Light
NARS Laguna Bronzer

NARS Orgasm blush (apples of my cheeks)
MAC Vanilla Pigment (lightly dusted on high cheekbones as highlighter)
MAC Charcoal brown eyeshadow to fill in brows
MAC Brow Gel (in clear) to set brows in shape

♥ Eyes:
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (primer, all over lid)
MAC Vanilla Pigment (applied inner third of lid and lightly underneath browbone)
MAC Scene eyeshadow (padded onto the mid of the lid, blended into crease and on lower lashline)
MAC Haux eyeshadow (blended in outer V and crease to soften the grey)
MAC Carbon eyeshadow (lightly in outer corner to slightly darken outer V of crease and lower lashline)
Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner pen (winged along top lash line)
MAC Lashes #33
Bourjois Effet Smoky Pencils in Ultra Black (waterline)
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara in black

♥ Lips:
Estee Lauder Liploss in
Sugar Rush (44)

Think this is a really nice soft smokey eye! We had such a fun night :) Here are some more pictures:

I love this bright blue dress. I got it about 3-4 years ago when I was on holiday in Noosa (Australia). It’s by Zimmermann, an Australian swimwear & fashion designer. Also if you are wondering, wow roz your hair is looking really long…..well it’s because I cheated :) I recently found my old clip-in hair extensions again and decided to give my hair that little bit extra oomph and length for the night, do you like?? xoxo

Spreading my wings..

I got this cute sequined jumper from French Connection the other day and just love it!! Such a comfy jumper and the sequins give it just that little more of an edge! I wore it with jeans and nude ballet flats for a casual day out with friends.

Cotton sweatshirt with sequin & bead embellished wing design – £52 
Available online at French Connection


Happy Hump Day %

Hi my lovelies,
I can definitely relate to this quote…..
Remember everyone, you are special too :)

Also wanted to share this sunset photo I took at the beach near my parents house when I was at home in the Netherlands at the end of April. Stunning right? 
Me & my friend had dinner right there while watching the sun go down….
I’m super glad it’s Hump Day today because I am counting down for my next trip away, which is this weekend, to the amazing city of lights PARIS! I hope you all have a great Hump Day! xoxo

Best of Cannes Film Festival 2011

From 11-22 May the Annual Cannes Film Festival took place in south of France. 
Here are some of my favourite looks from the FestivalRachel McAdams is white hot in a Maxime Simoens dress with floral accents at the photocall for her new movie, Midnight In Paris during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. She also looked stunning in a sheer red dress by Marchesa at the festival opening ceremony. Two very different looks but both loved them!Bar Refaeli shows off her gorgeous gams in a Roberto Cavalli beaded and feathered champagne gown at the Amfar’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala on Thursday, which was held during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. She supported Roberto Cavalli again at the premiere of the movie ‘The Beaver’ looking amazing in a navy blue gown with embellished cut out designs by the designer.

Uma Thurman in a feathery white Versace dress. Loved the turquoise earrings with the soft but sexy white dress. Gwen Stefani rocked a really dark smokey eye but brightened it up with hot pink lipstick. The (very low cut) sequined black jumpsuit was funky and very a la Gwen! The ever elegant Diane Kruger in a golden Calvin Klein dress. Penelope Cruz showed off her amazing post baby body at the premiere of her latest movie ‘the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ in a violet and gold Marchesa gown from their 2011 fall collection.

What were your favourite looks spotted on the red carpet in Cannes this year? xoxo


Purity Organic Skincare

A little while ago I got introduced to Purity Organic Skincare, which is a British brand that believes in ‘less is more in beauty’. Purity Organic Skincare is effective, using hard-working, sustainably-grown ingredients, few in number and cleverly combined to encourage skin to work as it should. Their products are Ecocert certified, with 98%of the ingredients of natural origin and an average of 82% of the ingredients processed from organic farming.

I got to try out two of their products for review:

♥ Purity Facial Exfoliator (100ml, 98% Natural and 89% Organic) – £5.99
“A deep pore cleanser uses rounded, ground coconut shell to exfoliate within a blend of softening, moisturising retaining and conditioning Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Glycerine and Aloe Vera to leave your skin cleaner, softer and brighter.” 

Directions: Gently massage into damp skin, using circular movements & rinse thoroughly with warm water. 
My thoughts: The facial wash and exfoliation is very sensitive to the skin, leaving the skin fresh and moist – unlike many facial washes with aggressive chemicals.

♥ Conditioning Cleaning Lotion (150ml, 98% Natural and 83% Organic) – £4.99
“An effective skin conditioning cleanser with a blend of clever ingredients which effectively break down and gently remove the day’s grime and make-up. Special ingredients combine with the softening, moisture retaining and conditioning Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera and Glycerine base: Oats condition and restore, Amino Acids help skin to absorb moisture, Avocado Oil conditions the skin, and Euphrasia and Rose Water tones the skin. 
Directions: Massage a think layer onto the face & either rinse with water or remove with damp cotton wool.
My thoughts: My favourite product of the two. A very moist cleansing lotion leaving the skin feeling cared for. I used this as a standard conditioning cleanser with cotton wool pads and also with a little rinse of water after use, either was effective for me, but conveniently the cotton pads is a personal choice.

All of Purity Organic Skincare products are fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin. It’s an affordable range that can be used everyday. Products are priced from £4.99 to £8.99 and is available at your local Superdrug (UK) or via


Smelling great on the go…

Have you ever wished you could have a quick freshen up when you’re out and about?
Well, recently while coming through duty free I picked up this great little gadget:
Travalo, the refillable perfume atomizer!

♥ What is it?
A pocket sized perfume spray bottle that refills in seconds directly from a big fragrance spray bottle.
No funnel, no spills, requires no skill to refill and it will last for 50 sprays.

♥ How to use it?
Travalo fills directly from almost any fragrance bottle with a removable spray head. Take your Travalo straight out of the pack and it’s ready to use immediately. Simply remove the spray head from your perfume bottle. Place your Travalo upright on top of the nozzle peg, and repeatedly pump it up and down to fill. You can tell how much is in your perfume atomizer bottle by the fill level indicator window. And tada, it’s refilled with your favourite perfume (check mine out here) in seconds!

Now you can pop it in your handbag, clutch, jacket pocket or gym bag and you can smell lovely where ever you go! Love it :) I got mine at Gatwick Airport for £10 but I believe you can buy these on amazon or worldwide at airports and certain fragrance stores. xoxo