Friday, 29 November 2013

Moschino loves Disaronno ♥


Disaronno is by far my favourite liqueur! My go-to shot is a tot of Disaronno followed by a shot of lime, it tastes just like the sweets called Rascals and my friends and I used to call them 'dirty rascals' at varsity. Disaronno has a sweet taste, which gets taken down a notch by the lime, and has hints of marzipan flavour (must be from the almonds). It's a versatile drink that can be enjoyed over ice or in a number of delicious cocktails and is available in supermarkets and bottle stores.

The people over at Butter Knife PR sent me this press release for Disaronno's latest news, a collaboration with the equally Italian fashion house Moschino. What a great collab that was! Moschino loves Disaronno, and so do we! This black and red bottle with hearts all over it is perfect as a Christmas gift ♥

DISARONNO, the most popular Italian liqueur in the world, has teamed up with Italian luxury fashion house, MOSCHINO, to design a unique limited edition bottle resonating the superb brand quality and contemporary presence. This collaboration between two stylish Italian brands will be available for purchase up until March 2014 at outlets nationwide.

The MOSCHINO loves DISARONNO bottle has been designed in the fashion house’s signature style, adorned with its classic heart pattern in a bold black and red colour palette. This distinctive limited edition combines the characteristics of MOSCHINO with the unmistakable silhouette of the DISARONNO bottle. It's an ideal treat for fashionistas and trendsetters around summer time. 

The partnership was born with the idea of linking the image of the bottle and brand to that of another, which is also recognizable all over the world. DISARONNO meets the world of fashion, in particular MOSCHINO, another dynamic brand with an extensive Italian heritage. 

The project will support the charity Fashion 4 Development (sponsored by the United Nations) through donation of its profits to help the development of this unique initiative in Africa. 

The exclusive MOSCHINO loves DISARONNO limited edition will be available at stores nationwide at approximately R199.95.

Visit or follow DISARONNO on twitter @DisaronnoSA. The official hashtags are #disaronno and #moschinolovesdisaronno. The official Instagram account is disaronno_official.

To celebrate this exquisite collaboration, the iconic Italian liqueur suggests enjoying a DISARONNO Loves Sour, a timeless cocktail:

2 parts Disaronno (50ml)
1 part Liquid Sugar (25ml)
1 Freshly squeezed Lemon.
Shake together and strain over ice in a tumbler.
Garnish with a cherry.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Monochrome from Superbalist and a SALE!

I get so excited to receive my Superbalist (previously CityMob) email every day, they have the raddest items and I have to hold myself back all the time to not buy everything! I am, however, loving today's story more than most... These monochrome finds are amazing and with a special currently running (see end of post) I intend on spoiling myself a little ;)

You can shop the entire monochrome story here

Here's more on that sale I was telling you about ;)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Henry Holland for Mr Price

Henry Holland is back! After a successful range for Mr Price last year, we are again treated to a special collection by the international designer. 

Henry has created a range of nine beautiful dresses all inspired by his friends - Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Alexa Chung, Agyness Deyn and Poppy Delevingne.

Another amazing part of the collection is that for every dress sold R10 will be donated to the RedCap Foundation Schools Project, Henry and Kelly Osbourne talk more about that in the video below:

Click here to see and SHOP the Henry Holland collection from the Mr Price online store, it's available worldwide. I've got my eyes on the Rihanna dress, drool!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

stila Christmas Sets

stila is one of my fave makeup brands lately! As their website says "stila is the carefree, whimsical cosmetics brand that is as fun as fantasy, as individual as a signature and as inspiring as a dream", they also have a 'cruelty free and eco friendly' badge on their website which always makes me happy!

Here are some of their latest products that make up their Christmas sets:

Best of Kitten set

RRSP: R450 
Get ready to sparkle this holiday season with a collection of best-sellers in stila's iconic shade, kitten—a shimmery golden pink that beauty editors, makeup artists and girls about town have long-loved & adored. 

The set includes:
- eye shadow in kitten, for sparkling eyes.
- lip glaze in kitten, a shimmery gloss that leaves lips shiny & kissable.
- smudge crayon in kitten, a waterproof primer, liner and smudge able crayon in one
- kitten all over shimmer liquid luminizer.

Masterpiece series eye and cheek palette


RRSP: R340 
The Masterpiece Series includes 3 adorable paper-wrapped palettes containing 15 beautifully wearable shades of eye shadows and 3 universally flattering shades of blush. 
- Volume I - The Minimalist Eye Shadows: natural light, simplicity, elegance, subtlety, balance Cheek: harmony 
- Volume II - The Impressionist Eye Shadows: canvas, pastel, vision, watercolor, movement Cheek: parisian pink 
- Volume III - The Modernist Eye Shadows: glaze, avant-garde, mondrian, abstract, charcoal Cheek: nouveau 

Included is a book of easy-to-use tips & tricks written by Stila's Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry, Sarah Lucero.

Colour-outside-the-lines smudge stick waterproof eyeliner set

RRSP: R375
Draw the perfect line this holiday season with our adorable retro-chic tin pencil case that comes filled with Stila’s best-selling Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in 5 fun and versatile shades that can be worn alone or combined to create Stila’s signature double line look.

Shades include:
- emerald (green)
- navy (blue)
- aubergine (burgundy)
- stingray (black)

- lionfish (brown)

Colour-me-glossy lip glaze set

RRSP: R250
To give or to keep... that is the question. This must-have gift is sure to please. Give it in its entirety or break it apart and cross three names off your holiday list with individually packaged Lip Glaze trios that make the perfect stocking stuffer. Stila’s legendary Lip Glaze delivers a glossy shine on lips with delicate, matching flavours and scents. These iconic click pens are perfectly portable for a glistening pout wherever you go.

Contains 9 Lip Glazes packaged in 3 Trios including:
- Reds
- Pinks
- Nude/Neutrals
Shades: cranberry, dazzle berry, passion fruit, persimmon, wild berry, kaleidoscope, melon, strawberry cream and amaretto

Available at selected Woolworths, Truworths, Foschini and online stores.

Which set would you like for the holidays?

Monday, 25 November 2013

Forever New: Rio Carnival

Check out Forever New's latest range dubbed Rio Carnival. I could buy every single item in this range, hint hint ;) Which would you like the most?

Friday, 22 November 2013

Redken Diamond Oil Treatment

I saw this Redken product on Kim Gray's blog this morning and immediately had the urge to go buy it! The elements of this product that I like the most are that it adds shine to your strands (which is a hair-quality I am obsessed with and battle with since my hair is blonde) and because there are so many different ways to use it. I hate when you can only use a product before or after wash or dry, drives me mad because I always reach for it at the wrong time.

Here's what I read on Kim Gray:
Apply 2-3 drops of the multi tasking Redken Diamond Oil Treatment to your hair from mid length to ends to restore distressed hair for stronger, shinier locks. This should last for ever too as again, a little really does go a long way..

Ways to use this product:
  • Pre-Shampoo: Apply to dry hair and / or scalp. Wait 2-3 minutes and shampoo thoroughly
  • Overnight Treatment: Apply to damp or dry hair prior to bedtime
  • Added to Conditioner or Mask: Blend with mask and leave on damp hair for 5-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly
  • Pre-Blow Dry: Apply to towel-dried hair prior to styling products. Apply at driest areas of the hair first
  • On Dry Hair: Apply to dry hair starting at the frizziest, most distressed areas first, then work remainder of product through the hair. Reapply as needed
  • On Dry Skin and Scalp: Apply oil on hands and scalp as needed to reduce dry skin

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Ted Baker AW14 Collection

I am becoming SUCH a fan of Ted Baker! I have blogged about 2 of his latest ranges as they are just too stunning to ignore (you can read my last one here). The latest is the AW14 Collection; and the colours, cuts, styles and textures are utterly perfect for the season. Ted Baker is available at Stuttafords.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

My Dream Closet

I have many an (healthy) obsession in life, but by far the most love I have is for my closet. I am a shopaholic, and I accept that. It's not even about all the stuff that I buy, per se, it's a collection. I collect clothes and shoes and bags and perfumes and cosmetics. My biggest dream one day is to have a spectacular closet to house all of my wares. Here are some images from my Pinterest board (Home is where the ♥ is) that are inspirational and aspirational:

Monday, 18 November 2013

WIN with rubybox

Take a minute to create a rubybox account, add your favourite beauty lusts to your wishlist by clicking on the heart icons and automatically be entered into our competition to win your entire rubybox wishlist!

Then share your list of beauty fancies with your loved ones and get them on the right track for your seasonal spoil – you don’t want them getting their gifting as wrong as these guys!

Could it be any easier?? I tried to not get too greedy, but I did add 12 items to my wishlist ;) Stila being the brand on top, in terms of goodies I need (or is it want?) I then shared my wishlist with some close friends and family, as the items were on average R260 you don't quite expect your cousin's girlfriend to spend that much on you. You can see a few of my picks below ;)

Competition closes 30 November so get started now.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Tim Gunn Gets His Own Fashion Competition Show on Lifetime

Tim Gunn is one of my favourite people in the word, which I'm sure a lot of people will agree to if you watch Project Runway. I was so happy to read yesterday that he's going to be 'starring' in his very own show! Make it work and read below:

Tim Gunn fans, you’re about to get your dose doubled.
The Project Runway mentor, famous for his tough love tactics, hilarious one-liners and sharply-tailored suits, announced on Wednesday over Twitter that he will star in his own show on Lifetime starting in January. The aptly titled Under the Gunn is — you guessed it — a fashion competition show that will feature some familiar faces, including Marie Claire‘s Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi and designer Rachel Roy as judges. The mentors are Project Runway alumni and fan favorites Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nick Verreos.
Under the Gunn will follow 15 designer hopefuls under Gunn and Co.’s guidance, all vying for an unnamed grand prize. If this sounds vaguely familiar to you, that’s because, yes, its concept is extremely similar to Project Runway‘s. Lifetime has confirmed to us that Project Runway is sticking around, and Gunn will be on it when it returns to TV this summer. There’s enough Gunn to go around, we suppose — but we are very curious to see how the two shows differ.
Lest we forget, this isn’t Gunn’s first foray into eponymous television shows: His first stab at hosting, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, had a two-season run on Bravo in 2007 and 2008. Let’s hope for his sake that UTG fares a little better.
News from Fashionista

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection for Holiday 2013

Bobbi Brown is by far the best makeup I have ever used! It is totally worth the price too. I also love that they keep all your purchases on file so that if you've forgotten what shade of foundation you use they can just look it up for you. I highly suggest that you go get a consultation with one of the makeup artists in store as they teach you so much about their products and it changes the way you go about makeup. This consultation alone started my obsession with makeup. 

Take a look at Bobbi Brown's Hollywood Glam Holiday 2013 collection below:

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

New Fragrance: Jeannie In A Bottle

I absolutely adore Jeannie! I met her in 2009 for a product launch I was working on and she was assisting as the MC for an event we had in Bloem. She's just so lovely, not stuck up or pretentious at all. So, I will definitely be supporting her in her new fragrance launch, can't wait to smell it! Read below for the press release

Jeannie D joins an elite list of celebrities with their own fragrance ranges worldwide like Katy Perry, Fergie and Taylor Swift, to name a few.

Sophisticated oriental floral. These words perfectly explain the soon to be launched fragrance by Jeannie D, called Jeannie In A Bottle.

“This is an absolute dream come true for me. I just love the jasmine-floral profile of this fragrance and have no doubt that others will absolutely adore it too”, added Jeannie D.

Developed by fragrance house Luzi Switzerland and packaged by Creighton Products in Durban, Jeannie and her partners at Forma Cosmetics went through over 50 different combinations in 4 sessions with the Swiss-based company before settling on the scent.

Jeannie In A Bottle’s  fruity and citrusy top notes are seductively infused with sophisticated floral and spicy-woody middle notes, with a base note of amber, musk, tonka bean and vanilla.

Jeannie In A Bottle is available online at from R329.99 and will be available exclusively at Clicks stores on the 1st of December 2013.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Jacquard at Stylemology

Stylemology have a truly beautiful range of jacquard, ultra-fem items in their Society Girl section of their online store which reminds me a lot of Forever New but at lower prices. This trend is still very new and only available at select outlets so I suggest you get your hands on a piece soonest ;)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Travel in Style with Forever New

Loving the newest travel range from Forever New! Who couldn't be a fan of matching luggage? Plus this quilted look is a trend that I imagine just might be around 'forever', Chanel 2.55 anyone? You can find the full range from the Aus online store here, let's hope we see it in South African stores soon!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Trend Alert: Pink Coat

Pink trench coats are all the rage in the Northern Hemisphere right now (they're in Autumn/Fall)! A lot of the bloggers I follow are getting them from Top Shop which is very good news for us Saffas. So, keep an eye out for them and snatch one up before it's too late if you want to be on top of the trends ;)