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Monday, 24 October 2011

[163] Gone till December..


LOVES! I thought I would squeeze this post in now..before I get super busy over the next few days and then disappear and you guys are left wondering why. I say disappear but I don't mean it literally but I'm not sure how much I will be updating over the forthcoming weeks. My plan is to blog loads but sometimes things don't go according to plan and so I thought I would let you know what's happening. 

I am going to be off on a long holiday, visiting friends all over the States. I head off this Thursday and start my trip in Orlando, on Friday I am heading to LA for the weekend with some friends to celebrate Halloween in style! I have always wanted to be in America for Halloween and I can't wait it's my favourite time of year. I will then be back in Orlando and have a few road trips planned. I will then at some point be in New York which will be exciting again catching up with a few friends. I won't be back till December and then the following day I land I'll be heading to Amsterdam to see J.Cole in concert and to spend some time with a few friends in Holland and Belgium. I will be back to London in mid December, I don't know what made me decide to do this but hey I thought why not. If you follow me on Twitter or even here you will know I'm pretty spontaneous and when I want to do something I'll do it. 

So yeh.. that's whats up! I've semi packed but have another two days to sort it all out.. I'm finding it super difficult because I'll be in Florida where it is still pretty warm and then I'll be in New York where it's a lot colder!  EEEk.. I hate packing!

I also wanted to quickly say that if any of my US followers want to do a meet up I may be planning a few things as some people tweeted me and suggested it! 

The places I am thinking of are..  
Orlando 
Miami
San Diego 
New York 

If you are from any of the above and want to get together for a girly afternoon, leave me a message below. 

I can't wait to share this adventure with you.. I also hope that you guys will follow me through it.. 

P.S Please Please Please don't forget to VOTE for me HERE to potentially win an opportunity to write for Westfield, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Lots of Love.. 


 zara


[162] Instagramming Part 7..








1.Naughty words on Jermyn St. 2.Standard night in with the GF 3&4. HP Event at Vanilla 5.At the W again! 6.Rodial at the W 7.Miow 8.Cake Baking with the GF 9.Betty on board! 10. Lunch Love 11.Gold Leaf 12.Reunited with old friends 13.Final 5 of Westfield Blogger comp! Please vote by liking HERE. 14.Pj Party with GF 15. Odd Loubs taking a break from packing! 16.Domestic Goddess Primark Pjs and Louboutins - Perfect! 

Hello my fellow fruits, hope everyone has had a good week! It seemed like last week just went on forever! I felt like I did so much and this weekend went so quick I can't quite believe it's Sunday already. I usually spend Saturdays catching up with my posts but I went out on Friday night and Saturday I was so tired I lounged around all day. Sometimes you just need those days where you do nothing! How was everyones weekend? What did you guys do? I do keep mentioning it but I have made it in to the final 5 to potentially win a job as a freelance writer for Westfield London's blog. I am so amazed to have got this far so now all I need is your help, all you have to do is click this LINK and press like. Simple! It would honestly mean the world to me! I am hoping to get some more posts up in the next few days so stay tuned. 

Have a great week lots of love.. 



 zara


Oh Btw these pictures were created using the Amaro style on the Instagram iPhone app. 


Sunday, 23 October 2011

[161] At the W with Nip and Fab..

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Two weeks ago now I headed over to the ever- so-swanky W hotel in London for an evening of Nip and Fab. For those of you who don't know Nip and Fab are the sister brand to the well known brand Rodial. It was a great evening celebrating the first birthday of Nip and Fab and we got to have a play with the products over cocktails and cupcakes.  

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Nip and Fab are definitely more affordable than the Rodial range and they have some great products that are really worth trying. They are sold in Boots stores in the UK and have recently launched in Target in America.

We got sent away with some goodies which is always nice and there was one product in particular I was excited about using. I have used it constantly over the last two weeks and It is their 'Sheer make up fix'. Now this is like one of those little beauty wonder products and I have to say I have loved using it.

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It makes a great primer and works so well at perfecting the texture of the skin by smoothing it out and diminishing the appearance of imperfections. I love the idea of products such as these and I really enjoy using them on others but with myself I always find they can often dry my skin out. This one I have to say keeps my face feeling hydrated throughout the day which is most likely because of hyaluronic acid and oats which moisturise and hydrate.

I love that it keeps my make up in place but can also work well on its own. The consistency is gel like and it feels very cooling on the skin. As you proceed to rub it in it absorbs really well leaving the skin with a matte, powdery finish - it feels amazing. I haven't tried many of the BB creams out on the market but I feel like this is a very similar concept and I really enjoy using this. 


It's really reasonably priced at £15.95 and available to buy  HERE.

I was also given the Nip and Fab eye cream which I will be using from this week as I've just run out so I shall try to keep you posted on how that works out. 

If you follow me on Twitter you will know that after I left the W hotel me and my gorgeous friend LAURA  (Who's blog you should all follow she's an amazing make up artist!) bumped in to Cee Lo Green. It was really funny because we interrupted his filming and then he started dancing up on me whilst his camera man was filming! I hope that it does not surface on YouTube because it was so embarrassing..nevertheless here's the token photo! 

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Have any of you tried any Nip and Fab products? Have you guys tried any BB creams? 


Guys if you haven't already PLEASE vote for me to potentially win a job blogging for Westfield all you have to do is click "LIKE" HERE. 


 I would appreciate it so much! 

Lots of Love 


 zara

Friday, 21 October 2011

[160] Vote for me to win a chance to write for Westfield!


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Hey my Fellow Fruits.. I have so exciting news for you all and I wanted to share it with you as I'll be needing your help! Well.. I was invited to enter a blogging competition on behalf of Westfield London. If you read my post about the Car Boutique I visited at Westfield London this was actually part of my entry. Westfield are on the search for one lucky blogger to become a freelance writer for their blog the Style Notes and it will be a monthly feature covering womens fashion, mens fashion and beauty. 

I can't believe it but I have actually been shortlisted and I am one of the final 5! I really wasn't expecting to get this far but now that I am here I have realised how much this means to me. I started this blog over two years ago now with no intention of it becoming what it has today. I also didn't realise how much I enjoyed writing and sharing my experiences with you all. I still can't believe that there are people out there who read what I ramble on about.. but this is where I need your help. 

The winner of the competition and of course this amazing opportunity will be decided by the public! Yes that means all of you.. From what I have been told a profile for me will be created on the Westfield website and the winner will be selected by the public. I really can't believe I am this close from a dream that I never really knew existed and that is why I am writing this post to all of you. 

All you have to do is click this LINK and click LIKE at the bottom and/or TWEET

I have until the 30th of October so please spread the word and the love!!!!! 


Lots of Love 




 zara



Monday, 17 October 2011

[159] MFM - NARS 'Torrid'


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Happy Monday everyone, hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was spent pretty low key with my two favourite girls. For my Mouldyfruit Monday I thought I would share a blusher that have rediscovered lover for and I have honestly not stopped using it for about three weeks now. It's 'Torrid' by NARS, it is such a gorgeous colour and on my skin tone it's the perfect balance between pink and coral with a gorgeous golden shimmer to it.


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I think for so long I was wearing peach toned blushers that I forgot how nice it was to have that little hint of pink to the cheeks. Torrid was one of the first blushers I bought from NARS and is definitely a firm favourite. 

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I have been loving NARS products lately, what is your favourite make up brand at the moment? What is your go-to blush right now? 


Lots of Love 


 zara

[158] Viva La Juicy

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This is currently my scent of the moment it is so girly and I love it. I have never really tried any of the Juicy fragrances, to be honest I wouldn't say I'm the biggest fan of Juicy Couture that's probably why I haven't rushed to smell their line of perfumes . It was when I was at London Fashion Weekend that I first got a whiff of Viva La Juicy and although it may not be everyones cup of tea it is most definitely mine. It is such a sweet, warm, floral scent and it kind of reminds me of Britney Spears 'Fantasy'. 

Top Notes : Wild berries, mandarin, honeysuckle, Mandarin and Jasmine 
Base Notes : Amber, Caramel, Vanilla, Sandalwood and Praline 

I am really enjoying wearing this right now, it is definitely my new go to fragrance.

Have any of you smelt this? What do you think? What are you guys wearing at the moment? I love hearing your suggestions. 

The next fragrances on my wish list are 

Vera Wang 'Lovestruck'
Gucci 'Guilty'
Marc Jacobs 'Oh Lola!' 

Viva La Juicy is available to buy  HERE from £35 EDP. 

What are your favourite fragrances? 

Lots of Love.. 



 zara

Sunday, 16 October 2011

[157] Topshop - 'Eyes of Steel'

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I have mixed feelings about metallics, especially when it comes to nail polishes however I have to say I absolutely love this colour by Topshop. 'Eyes of Steel' has been on my nails all week and I have to say the quality is amazing, it hasn't chipped at all. There is something so beautiful about this colour, it's almost a pewter with such a gorgeous silver sparkle to it. It shimmers under the light and I think there is something so festive and ice queen-esque about this colour. 

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I love how metallics have taken over fashion and beauty this AW11. There is something so mesmerising about about metallics! It matches my button ring pretty well. ]

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What do you guys think of metallic nails? What are your current favourite colours for AW11?


Lots of Love



 zara

Saturday, 15 October 2011

[156] Instagramming Part 6.. In Antwerp

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1. Groet Mart 2. My battered elf boots 3. Best Cappuccino ever @ Lorraine's! 4.Flo's bike 5.Swapping jewellery with AV hah! 6. AV's G shock! 7.Pampering afternoon mine and Flo's cosmetics! 8. BNBN 9.Photo Boothing! 10.1-2-3 11.Chilling with my girl 12.Breakfast 13.Snapping 14.Flowwing! 15.Windy days 16.Gold leafing!

Instagramming in Antwerp, thought I would do my usual Saturday post but share some snaps from my phone. Just lots of girl time in and around Antwerp with my lady Flow!

Hope you have all had a good a Saturday, I am sitting here trying to get some blog posts up so that I can allow myself to go out later on haha.. dedication right there.. 

Speak soon lots of love 

 zara