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