Sunday, 28 October 2012

(194) Revlon ColorStay Nail Enamel - Rain Forest

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Rain Forest is one of the most gorgeous green nail polishes I own. It's an amazing emerald green colour with green glitter, it's such a rich colour and I love how it looks on my nails. The thing that makes this nail polish really special is that the glitter doesn't sit on the surface it's almost embedded in the colour. The Revlon Colorstay nail polish have a great gel finish and I have to say it's actually very easy to remove unlike other glitter polishes I've used before. 

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I think it's the perfect colour for Autumn/Winter and I recently featured this in my Fall favourites nail video but thought it was such a gorgeous colour it deserved it's own post. I tried to take the pictures in the natural light so you get to see what it really looks like. 

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Rain Forest is available HERE.

What have you been loving lately?
Lots of Love 
Zara
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Saturday, 27 October 2012

(193) Fall Favourites Nail Edition Video


Hey guys hope you are all having a great start to the weekend! I know I am, I am back home in London and there's something so comforting about being home and surrounded by all my family and friends.. Ahh I've missed them! I posted this video in the week on my Fall favourite nail polishes, if you are a nail lover - This is one for you! Some of the colours are great I had such difficulty choosing which colours to paint my nails so I did actually wear them multi coloured for a bit haha! As always for full description on the products mentioned open in YouTube

Also check out my dripping Chanel T-shirt i'm wearing in the video, I love it! It was sent to me by Studded Petals you should defo take a look at the online store HERE

Hope you are all well, Speak soon. 

Lots of Love 
Zara
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

(192) Burberry Lip Velvet #310 Military Red


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I used to think YSL lipsticks were the slickest thing a woman could whip out of her make up bag, all that changed when Burberry came along. Can we just focus on the packaging for a second? So sexy, sleek and so sophisticated. I love the matte black finish to the packaging and how can we forget the magnetic lid - #totesamaze

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Military Red is divine, I genuinely believe a woman can never have enough red lipstick and this is the greatest addition to my collection. How beautiful is the embossed Burberry print on the lipstick, it's almost too pretty to use (Thank god for my trustee lip brush!) 

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The texture is smooth, moisturising and the finish is out of this world. I've been wearing lip stains so much that I forgot how different a lipstick can feel and look on the lips. It's long lasting and this shade of red is perfect, not too deep, not too dark - Just Right! 

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I adore this shade and it makes the ultimate companion for the colder days, nothing can lift your mood like a red lipstick. 

Loving Military Red (310) at the moment, I featured it in my last YouTube video and have been wearing it since. Check it out HERE

Lots of Love
Zara
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Monday, 22 October 2012

(191) Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.15

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This month saw the release of the new Liz Earle's new fragrance No.15 I was pretty excited to try this as I've been loving the extensions to the Liz Earle brand. I was really impressed with the Liz Earle make up line which launched earlier this year, the blusher in 'Peony' was surprisingly one of my most enjoyed products of the Summer (See HERE).

I was sent No.15 to try and I have to say it's gorgeous, it's the perfect scent to transition over to Autumn/Winter. I find No.15 to be quite feminine with a hint of masculinity - very sexy! This fragrance is made up of fifteen botanicals which have been blended together to create this unique, spicy, warm yet fresh scent. This fragrance is an Eau de Parfum, which lasts long on the skin and I really love how the scent develops and changes throughout the day - it's beautiful.

Liz Earle No.15 is available to buy HERE.

Really enjoying wearing this at the moment? What are your Autumn fragrances?

Lots of Love
Zara
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Sunday, 21 October 2012

(190) Leaves & Tuileries

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Paris is in the summer really is sensational - let's not dwell! Autumn is definitely one of my favourite season for getting cosy and appreciating the little things in life, such as walking through the leaves in Tulieries. It is definitely the season for jackets again and I know if I'm not wrapped up warm I can't enjoy the beauty of the city that currently surrounds me. It's been a rainy few weeks in Paris, but today the sun was out the chill in the air is so bittersweet! 

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I took this picture of the sun setting at place de Concorde during the week on Instagram and really the sight just takes my breath away.

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Sorry for the lack of posts again this week I have been so busy, be sure to follow my daily adventures through my Instagram and Twitter


More soon 
Lots of Love
Zara
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Thursday, 18 October 2012

(189) Fall Favourites Lip Edition Video



Hey guys I posted a video on the weekend of my favourite fall lip products. I am really loving berry coloured lip products at the moment, they are such a nice change from the Summer brights. I love this time of the year especially Halloween, then November is my birthday and then it's festive fun at Christmas these colours really get me going. For full information on products mentioned open in YouTube. 

What are you fall favourites? I will be filming a nail edition of this video soon! 

Lots of Love
Zara
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Monday, 15 October 2012

(188) AskHerfriends.com

I've always been quite lucky with the man in my life and his choice in gifts - he always gets it right. I have to admit though, the other men I'm around always struggle when it comes to understanding 'what women want'. When I was contacted by 'AskHerFriends.com' I knew I'd found a great site to recommend to the guys I know. I actually tested the website with my brother who filled out the Idea Map and he was really surprised to find the choice of gifts were spot on to the liking of his girlfriend. Whether you're shopping for a female friend or your long term partner 'AskHerFriends.com' has a great selection of products from all categories that caters to your pockets. I love the selection of great companies that 'AskHerFriends' has included on their online gift guide such as Selfridges, Harrods and even Amazon. Now within a few clicks you can find her the perfect gift. I think I'll be using this even to generate great gift ideas for friends of mine.

Here are some of my favourites I picked out from the site, with my birthday and Christmas just round the corner I know I'd love to receive some of these. Especially the Christian Lacroix notebook (I'm a sucker for stationery!) 

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Bobbi Brown Brush Kit - 
Chanel NO 19
Apple iPad
Dragonfly Bracelet
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Candle
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Christian Lacroix Notebook 
Illamasqua Empower Palette
Dior Vernis 
Sex and the City DVD Boxset
WAH Nails - Book of Nail Art

If you are struggling with finding that perfect gift you have to check out AskHerFriends.com and in particular the Idea Map and see how spot on it is! I tried it for myself and now I have an even bigger online wish list. 

Happy Shopping 
Lots of Love
Zara
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Friday, 12 October 2012

(187) Illamasqua - Creator

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I initially blogged about Illamasqua's 'Creator' when I wrote about the Generation Q launch, HERE I have since worn this nail polish a few times and realised I didn't actually upload any pictures of this gorgeous nail polish. I have been wearing it on my nails for a few days now and I love it. It is the perfect nail polish for this time of the year, when days get darker and the weather gets colder.

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Now that the sunshine is really, truly hidden away why not let the dark skies and the stars come out to play - And this is exactly what this nail polish reminds me of. It's so cosmic, space and galactic like and is definitely a sparklier alternative to simple black nails. For me it is one of my favourite colours of AW so far, it's so magical! 

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Illamasqua nail polishes never fail to amaze me the quality is great and the consistency is perfect. I find that with 'Creator' two coats is sufficient and this has honestly lasted days on my nails. 

Loving this right now! Check 'Creator' out HERE
 What are your nail polish picks for AW?
Lots of Love
Zara
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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

(186) Diptyque - Figuier


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Autumn is definitely here the last week in Paris has been wet and miserable. I'm usually out in the evenings with my friends in this gorgeous city but tonight I've traded that to snuggle under my duvet and catch up on my TV shows. I have one of my all time favourite candles burning Diptyque - Figuier the scent to me is Autumn, It's fresh and reminds me of the outdoors and the rain. There's something really warm and mysterious about Figuier. My friend Florence bought this for me on her recent visit to Paris as a housewarming gift, it came at such a great time as my last one had just finished. I love Diptyque - the candles, the fragrances and the room sprays. I have to admit the store in Saint-Paul, Le Marais is one of my favourite places it smells divine. There's something about being in Paris and burning a Diptyque candle that makes me feel so Parisian. 

Check out some of their gorgeous candles HERE

Lots of Love 
Zara
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(185) Poker Straight


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Hey I'm not sure if you guys have watched my latest video but recently I dyed my hair back to black. Personally black hair is just so easy and effortless for me I don't have to worry about things like the roots or the colour fading. Since I've gone back to black I have been wearing my hair poker straight for a lot of the time. I am not really into poker games like the ones being featured on ESPN but this hair makes me feel like a high roller at the casino. It's so on trend for AW and I'm loving it at the moment. 

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Face 
MAC Studio Sculpt NC44 
MAC Prolongwear Concealer NW35
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

Contour 
MAC Refined Deeper Bronze

Blusher
MAC Gingerly Blusher

Highlight 
MAC Light Over Dark Blusher 

Eyes 
MAC Xmas Palette (2005) 
MAC Liquidlast eyeliner 
Rimmel Show Off Mascara

LIps 
MAC Soar Lipliner 
NARS Chelsea Girls 

Lots of Love 
Zara
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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

(184) September Favourites Video



Hey guys I've been terrible at keeping up with blogging and YT lately apologies! Hope you are all well!? This month I didn't think I had many favourites to share as September just sped past however when I started to gather my products for filming I realised that there were quite a lot. I really re-discovered some old favourites - Don't you just love it when that happens!? As always open in YouTube for more information on the products mentioned. I am hoping to film a few more videos for you all this week so fingers crossed for that. 

I'm thinking Current skincare routine/Fall favourites?!

Enjoy, Lots of Love 
Zara
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(183) Astrid & Miyu


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For those of you who regularly read or watch my videos you will know how much I adore accessories, especially jewellery. I was recently sent some beautiful items from Astrid and Miyu and I knew I had to share them with you. 

Love at First Sight Ring 

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I fell in love with this ring the moment I saw it (how apt!) I am such a huge fan of rose gold and this ring was perfect! the shape, the setting of the stones, the delicacy - Oh my it's just so pretty. I love how it sits and I think it's so unusual. For someone with small hand this ring really elongates my fingers and looks so elegant. I also realised my friend Tali has this ring (Great minds!) we really do have such similar taste!

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Pink Martini

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To compliment the ring and all my other rose gold jewellery I chose the Pink Martini earings. I wear studs on a daily basis but I had been struggling to find a rose gold pair that were right, you know me I still love a bit of bling so as soon as I saw these I knew they were ideal. These are so sophisticated, yet so simple and even though I always wear my hair down you can still catch a glimpse of the rose gold and all the sparkle.

Astrid and Miyu have a beautiful selection of jewellery for every occasion, it was really hard to decide what to pick. Check out their site HERE.

20% OFF For MouldyFruit readers.. Enter 'FRUIT20' at checkout, Valid until 31/10/12 - Happy Shopping! 



I love the bits I got and can't wait to wear them through Fall.. Who said rose gold was just for Summer!? 

Lots of Love 
Zara 
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Saturday, 6 October 2012

(182) Araisara SS13 PFW


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Wednesday was such a grey, rainy day in Paris. It was so horrible that I ended up missing two shows that I was meant to go to because I got absolutely soaked in the rain - as a result I was wet and miserable, even with my trustee brolly. One of the shows I happened to miss was the Elie Saab show which I was meant to go to with Audrey. Nevertheless I headed to the Araisara show and really enjoyed it. This was her first collection in Paris and I liked everything about it, the fabrics, the prints, the styling I felt you could really see the Japanese influence in the garments. I felt the colours were pretty dark for SS13 but so me, I find it hard to stray away from black and it seems black is key to the Araisara collection. It was the perfect show to conclude Paris Fashion Week. it's been a busy week but great because I've had lots of friends make up artists etc in town but part of me is glad it's over -it's been so hectic. There's something about fashion week in Paris that just feels so right, I'm glad I was able to experience some of it. Until next season.. 

Bisous 
Zara
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Friday, 5 October 2012

(181) Instgramming Part 21.. Paris, PFW, Friends & Food!


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1. Rue de Rivoli 2.Grey day at the Louvre 3. Sun setting on Concorde 4.Opera! 5. Noisette at La Duree with Jase 6. Amorino at Tuileries 7. Great night at Wanderlust at Gare Austerlitz 8. Lovers at the Louvre 9. Tour Eiffel 10.Opera at night 11.Bye Bye brown hair! 12. Perfect pup! 13. AWOL 14.My darling Michael from NYC 15. House warming gift from Flow 16. Rainy days! 17. At le Louvre with my love! 18.Best macaroons ever!!! 19. Back to Black 20. Planet Sushi 21.Diva Days 22.Blue Skies 23.Favela Chic! 24.Short one! 25.Pink Pout 26.Metro Madness 27. Sun setting over beautiful Paris 28.My girls @ Sacre Coeur 29. Mad Skills 30.Blackkk 31.ARC 32.Avant Milliardiare 33.Sunny days 34. Flow saying her goodbyes :( 35.Araisara show 36. At Araisara PFW 


Apologies for being missing in action, it's been CRRAAAY here in PARIS. I've had such a great few weeks and had loads of friends in town for PFW. Was so good to see people especially my darling Michael who's the most amazing make up artist who came from NYC for PFW was fab catching up. I then had my girl Flow here for a week and we went HAM we had such a great week partying and hanging out. Paris really is perfect, the fashion week vibe was great and I concluded a week of madness with the Araisara show on Wednesday (More on that lately). Hope you are all well I have lots of posts written just need to get my act together and get the posts up. I have more friends here from London this weekend and my bro arrives on Monday - Can't wait! 


 Follow me on Instagram @Mouldyfruit for daily updates. 

Speak soon BISOUS 
Zara
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