Monthly Archives: September 2011

NOTD: Love is a Racket

Hi my lovelies,Omigosh I am loving this late summer we are being blessed with in London at the moment. It’s warmer and sunnier than it’s been all actual summer! Check out a recent NOTD:

This is OPI’s ‘Love is a Racket’ This nail polish was released back in August as part of the Glam Slam USA duo by Serena Williams. Glam Slam! U.S. featured a duo-pack with two high-shine shades: shimmering red, Love is a Racket, and glittering bronze, Pros & Bronze.  Applied smoothly, this was three coats. It’s quite a bright red with a high shimmer (not glitter) factor. It reminds me a bit of that shiny red cellophane paper you get around Christmas time!

Beautiful hands right? It’s because they aren’t mine! They are my friends hands haha…I reckon she should be a hand/nail model ;) Woop woop for it being Friday!! Cheers to the freaking weekend; I’ll drink to that ;)

BINTM and the winner is….

For the last few weeks I have been following Britain & Irelands’s Next Top Model. Yes I am a real sucker for shows like this; just love it! Nothing beats talk like ‘Smizing’ and ‘Tyra Mail’ or in the UK series ‘Elle Mail’ because it’s hosted by the stunning Elle MacPherson. On Monday night it was the long awaited final and me and my new flattie were on the couches at home with a cuppa dying to find out who’d take the title this season! And I am soooo happy that my favourite Jade Thompson won Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model over fellow finalist Juste Juozapaityte!

Here they are (Jade on the right) waiting to be told the winner….(such tension hehe)!

B&INTM host and judge Elle MacPherson said of Jade’s look: ‘This show is about finding a special kind of beauty. A unique modern kind of beauty… and that is what Jade is.’

I think Jade looked UH-mazing in these beauty beach shots taken in one of the challenges in the show. A perfect combination of sexy and cute!

And fellow judge Grace Woodward, who is known for her high standards and catty comments, said: ‘Jade is like her name, she’s a rare and precious stone we’ve found in the rough.’

Her freckles are too cute!!

Thompson’s prize included a prize with model agency Models 1, a six-page fashion editorial, a cover spread with Company magazine and a £100,000 cosmetics contract with Revlon. Lucky girl. I hope she’ll do well in the modelling world because I think this girl actually has a special and unique look :)

And being Wednesday will round this post up with a little inspiration..

Happy Hump Day everyone! Lots of love xoxo Roz

How to create a messy bun with Goody spin pins!

A few month’s ago I saw this advert on TV for the product ‘Goody Spin Pins’ and I was instantly intrigued and knew I just HAD to get myself some of these pins. They said ‘now available at Boots’ so the next day I rushed myself to my local Boots store, but no luck :( Over the next few weeks, every time I was near a Boots store I would go in full with excitement only to be disappointed….I couldn’t find them anywhere! Turns out I wasn’t the only girl who had been intrigued by this advert because the Goody Spin Pins were pretty much sold out everywhere in the UK.

So yes after a few weeks of searching the excitement eventually wore off and I’d pretty much forgot all about them until I actually spotted some in Boots accidentally few months later! There they were the Spin Pins right in front of me for only £4.99…..and so the love affair with these pins began ;)

Now some of you might be thinking, what on earth is she going on about?! Well let me tell you about these brilliant pins. Would you like to create simple messy bun’s like this but have always found it too tricky to do?

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The journey for the perfect jeans…

Just like many other girls out there, my hunt to find the perfect pair of jeans seems to be a never ending journey. It’s all about that pair that has the right colour, fit, feel and most importantly look! My current go-to favourites are my dark stretch denim skinnies from River Island (as seen in this & this post). Popular jeans these days are often made from stretchy materials but for a while now I have wanted some proper jeans, you know the original sturdy kind? Anyways, while out shopping in Notting Hill a few weeks ago I stumbled upon a shop for the brand ‘7 For All Man Kind’.

I’d read a lot of great reviews about their jeans in the past so thought hey worth checking out! Once I started trying on their jeans in the store I was amazed; I tried 4x pairs in different styles and shades and loved them ALL. If it hadn’t been for the price tag, I would have bought all of them…but because they were about £175 a pop I had to decide on one pair! Not an easy decision I will admit, but I ended up getting the Roxanne style in a lighter/true jeans blue shade. Tada…
“The Roxanne is our classic slim fit. It has a natural rise and a narrow leg opening. With an inseam slightly longer than ankle length, it’s perfect for a stacked look. The Roxanne features our signature squiggle or a variety of back pocket designs.”

I know this sounds a little silly but in a way jeans are all about…well..the booty right? I normally find pants give me a bit of a flat bottom (ok it feels so weird to talk about my bottom on the internet!) but I found these jeans had the opposite effect, they actually made me feel a little ‘bootylicious’! Btw did you know bootylicious is now officially a word in the Oxford English Dictionery? Crazy stuff but  it shows the power Beyonce & the Destiny Child ladies had with that song haha ;)
Anyway enough about that and back to the jeans.
So here I am in an outfit of the day post wearing my new amazing jeans!
 Jeans: Roxanne by 7 For All Man Kind
Check out more Roxanne styles on their website here.
Top: White racer back cotton singlet by ZARA
Jacket: Steel Draped Cardigan by Armani Xchange – availble online here
Necklace: Tiffany & Co heart pendant on long chain
Shoes: Silver ballet flats by ZARA

Do you like my new jeans? Have you ever heard of or tried jeans from 7 For All Man Kind?

These pics were taken about a month ago when I was back home for a weekend with my friend. After I’d taken my outfit of the day pictures on my laptop my friend decided to joined in on the photobooth fun….
The below photo’s actually had me in tears of laugher (as you can even see from the smudges mascara in the second photo)!!
We called the last photo of me my ‘evil alter ego’ and how I might look in 20 years after lots of plastic sugery haha. Isn’t just being silly sometimes so much fun? You never get too old for this kind of stuff I say :)  Wishing you all a lovely weekend. xoxo


Hey lovelies!
Woohoo it is Wednesday = Happy Hump Day :)
Saw this to other day and made me laugh…
See? Blame Disney ;)
In other news, I am happy to announce that my move went smoothly (Ta mum & dad) and I am now officially living in Notting Hill! My parents were here for the weekend to help me move and to explore my new stomping grounds with me. We walked & biked around Notting Hill, Maida Vale, Regents Park and Primrose Hill areas of London and ate lots of yummy food. I am feeling really happy and I LOVE my new home! 

PS: I am finally going to see the movie ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ this weekend.
It comes out in the UK on Friday. I can’t wait :)

Love the bit where he goes “I’ll drive” ♥
Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. = ABSOLUTELY, AMAZINGLY, GORGEOUS! 100% Perfection! That’s all!
Enjoy! xoxo

Best & Worst – Primetime Emmy’s 2011=

The stars were out to celebrate the best of television at the 2011 Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre on Sunday (September 18) in Los Angeles. Here are my Best & Worst Picks of the red carpet!

From left to right:
♥ Lea Michele, from Glee, in a stunning red dress with a low-draped back and rosette sleeves by Marchesa. The colour suits her beautifully & I adore the (slightly sexy) low back and shoulder detailing!!
♥ Julia Stiles went for a soft, feminine look in a strapless lilac gown by Georges Hobeika Couture. 
The dress fits her like a glove and the lace in this light colour matched with soft side swept hair and subtle jewellery just screams elegance. 
♥ Kelly Osbourne stepped out in a J. Mendel gown looking sophisticated and gorgeous. I am not normally a fan of her style but have to say the last 6 months or so she’s been looking really good! The colour and shape of this dress really show off her amazing new figure! Not 100% sure on the strange hair colour plus a shame about the tattoo’s but I still think she looked fab.
♥ Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara looks incredible in a curve-hugging coral one-shouldered crepe custom made gown by Vera Wang. She finished off the look with large striking emerald earrings. Love the colour, love the dress, love it all :)
On the fence…
I can’t quite make my mind up on Gwyneth’s outfit for the Emmys. She definitely shows off her amazing toned body in this black sparkly lace belly-baring dress by Pucci. I like it but then am also not sure on the exposed midriff section for such a glamorous event. Her hair and makeup is perfection however! Gwyn topped her daring dress with black and white 7 carat diamond earrings and two platinum and diamond bracelets totaling 100 carats and a ring of 5 carats – jealous much?! Hmm final decision, overall I think…..yes she pulls it off! Gwyneth, a hit or miss; what do you think?
From left to right:
★ Julianna Marguiles won Outstanding Actress for her role in The Good Wife but unfortunately she lost out on the red carpet! Stiff, old fashioned and bridal in Armani Privé. 
★ Heidi Klum in a gown designed by previous Project Runway winner Christian Siriano. Too much ruffles for my liking. Heidi is so stunning and think this dress doesn’t do anything for her amazing figure. 

★ Phoebe Price is one of those strange Hollywood girls who somehow gets invited to all these events despite the fact that no one knows who she is. Her floral dress looks like it was made out of her grandma’s curtains and don’t even get me started on the feathered fascinator or her makeup! 

★ Paz de la Huerta looked just TERRIBLE, was she deliberately trying to get on the worst dressed list or something? The dress itself isn’t that bad but her overall look is just wacky, she looks like a zombie! I mean check out that crazy bird nest hairdo and the bizarre over-bronzed face makeup with grey (?) lipstick.  Total FAIL…
★ Katie Holmes looked a little too boring and casual for my liking in this ill-fitting cobalt Calvin Klein Collection dress by Francisco Costa. It almost looks as though she’d put it on back to front ;)

What were your Best & Worst for this year’s Emmy Awards?
Here are some of the Winners at the 2011 Emmy Awards:
– Drama Series: Mad Men
– Actress, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife
– Actor, Drama Series: Kyle Chandler, in Friday Night Lights
– Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones
– Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Margo Martindale in Justified
– Comedy Series: Modern Family
– Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
– Actress, Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
– Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family
– Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
– Miniseries or Movie: Downton Abbey
– Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
– Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
– Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
– Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

MAC Crosswires and Snob

Hey my lovelies,

While I was on holiday in Italy my friend was so kind to let me to have a nosey in her makeup bag. I love doing that kind of thing because I think it’s a great way to discover new products. Like me, she very much loves her MAC makeup and was happy for me to play around with two of her favourite lippies. 
So let me share my findings:
Crosswires – described by MAC as ‘a clean pinky orange’ (Cremesheen)
Snob – described by MAC as ‘a ladylike mauve’ (Satin)
Here they are swatched on my hand:
These photo’s were taken in natural light with no flash.
MAC Crosswires is such a stunning bright orange/pink coral shade. The cremesheen formula’s is one of my favourites, so creamy and smooth, plus it’s also very long lasting. Think this colour would suit many different skin tones and would look great on both blondes and brunettes. It’s definitely not one for the shy-hearted though as it’s very much a ‘look at me’ lippie! :) 
I really liked this lipstick so it has now been added to my (ever growing) lust list.

MAC Snob is a bit of a ‘cult favourite’ in the lipstick world. It’s very popular with some but then also hated by others. Snob is super pigmented and a pink with lavender/purple undertones. I like the satin feel and look, but it can also be a little drying. I love the look of the lipstick swatched and in the tube, plus every time my friend wears it, I always think WOW that just looks FAB! However, the moment I applied this lipstick to my lips I just felt it didn’t suit me at all! Too pale, too lilac and too cool toned…it just washed me out and made me look a bit like a porn star haha. Strange because it looks so amazing on my friend! Think it depends on the shade of your lips naturally to decide if the lipstick becomes more pink or purple on you. Therefore if you like the look of this lipstick in the shops I would definitely recommend getting it applied to your lips before making a rushed purchase! What do you think; are you a snob lover or hater? 
xoxo Roz
PS: I am sorry if I am a little MIA for the next few days – my parents are in town plus I am MOVING house this weekend so busy busy but am very exciting for this new adventure of my life to start :)