Monday, 30 January 2012


Best Dressed: Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012

There is no rest for the wicked as the award season goes into another round for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which took place this last Sunday at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
Find Stacy Keibler, wearing a delicate hand corded lace fishtail gown by Marchesa, Julia Stiles showed off in Monique Lhuillier, Tilda Swinton mixed it up a little in a marvellous flowing custom made Lanvin,   Mila Kunis, my personal favourite - in an amaaaaazing water coloured gown by Alexander McQueen and Natalie Portman, nicely understated in Giambattista Valli while Viola Davis stunned in another amazing creation my Marchesa.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Truly Scrumptious

Biotherm (alongside Clarins) is evolving to be one of my favourite brands for anything skincare related. Of course they are more towards the higher end of the price scale but they are definitely worth the extra pound (or two). Luscious textures, delicious smells, fast absorption and amazing results have made me fall in love with the products above.
The cleansing milk I have been using regularly for three months now but both the face cream and eye gel I got for Christmas and even though I have only been using them for a little while I was able to see a great difference.
If you do check out my blog every now and then you’ll find that last week I gave 100% natural coconut oil a try and while it works wonders on the rest of my body and even got rid of blotches that have been on my legs for years -my face didn’t seem to like it very much!

The first day after putting it on before going to bed, my face did look much more glowy and smooth but only after a few nights thereafter my face started breaking out.  At first I didn’t think that that it was coconut oil was the culprit but my face basically turned into one big dry rash (NOT very pretty!)
So face cream wise the coconut oil was a complete let down.
Somehow I had to get rid of the sheer massacre that had been brought on to my face and that fast.

The Skin Vivo Fundamental Cream has done the trick for me and transformed my skin into the smooth, even, spot-less and rash-less version it was before within only a few days of wearing it.
It really helps keep my skin moisturized and plush looking all day long without making it feel greasy or uncomfortable. And yes, it is Anti-Aging but we are all the age now where it’s best to start using creams like that as simple prevention measurements! You also better add the Vivo Eye cream to your basket because just like the face cream this is a little wonder worker in a tube.
Last but not least the Biosource Cleansing Milk for Dry Skin is none the less amazing than both the cream and gel but also a great time saver. Admittedly I can – sometimes – be a little lazy with my cleansing routine but this little bottle takes it all away within seconds, even the water resistant mascara. It leaves your skin feeling moisturized and not at all dry like so many other cleansing milks do.
If you are a little hesitant in spending all your hard earned monies, feel free to ask for a sample at your local  Biotherm consultancy. Try them and I guarantee you will love them!
Cleansing Milk                                      
Eye Gel                                        

Monday, 23 January 2012

Best Dressed: Golden Globes 2012

Please apologise that I have not gotten around to posting this a little earlier, I've been a very busy bee and always working. Work, work, work and no play for nina is not good :( ... Anyhow...

Being very honest, I feel somewhat disappointed with the outcome of some of the outfits this year, some of the dresses seemed rather boring, dull and frumpy almost. Now of course that won’t spoil our evening and you can always count on the usual individuals to make it up.  

Take Charlize Theron for example, making it down the red carpet in another magnificent Dior Couture gown. Reese Witherspoon, striking in Zac Posen, Dianna Agron stuns in a laser stencil cut gown by Giles, Jessica Biel in the always amazing Elie Saab (my personal favourite), Sarah Hyland in Dolce & Gabbana and Salma Hayek in a beautiful strapless black and gold number by Gucci.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Going Au Naturel

I am not particularly much of a "health freak" – I don’t think anyone would actually think of that word in connection to me but even I cannot resist something if it has such good reviews – Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is what I have discovered this week. After reading various reviews online I simply had to get a tub and try out for myself.

It’s of firm consistence in the tub but once you go to take it out it literally melts in your hand. It actually feels nice for it being oil; it absorbs fast and of course smells delicious!

Last night I put a first layer on just before bedtime – after thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating first. So far I am really impressed, my skin is glowing, very smooth and looks totally flawless. I shall keep you posted! x

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Oops I did it again

It seems that it is simply impossible for me to walk in and out of a Whistles Branch without adding a few more items to my wardrobe each and every time. I’m actually starting to feel a little bit bad and guilty of spending all my money on things that could be very well used for, say rent or bills etc… ;P

Buuuuut (!) Please have a look at this beauty. A timeless navy blue, a wonderful cut and right on trend striking leather detailing! All in one coat! I found it so hard to find a coat with leather applications that doesn’t cost a fortune and at the same time doesn’t look cheap and/or tacky.  This is it, ladies; let me introduce the “Belinda” Sailor Coat by Whistles.

It has been out for some time and – super bonus – has actually gone into sale now. There are not very many left in the shops, so if you feel my pain, go run and make this everlasting beauty your own!

It is now £130 down from £275  x

My (secret) January Wishlist

- Sunglasses "0934" by Cutler & Grass

- Scarf by Gotha

- Coffe Table Book "Dior Couture" by Patrick Demarchelier

- Underwear "Belle De Jour " by La Perla