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Friday, July 29, 2011

Daily "Damn You Auto Correct"

I got a bit side tracked yesterday, by you know "work", so I'm posting two little gems today.



Man oh man, I love this site.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sneak Peak: Bastard Child

I'll be posting the full range of Bastard Child Vintage Faux Fur coats early next week, but in the mean time here's a little sneak peak to keep you going over the weekend...



BLACK, Faux Fur, collar



CAMEL, faux fur, collar
All the pictures were taken by Dome Swart Photography. Check out her Facebook page here and her website here.

Remeber, if you want to order one of these coats you can email me at kissandmakeup.nat@gmail.com They come in various colours and styles and range from 300-500 rand.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

And The Winner Is...

Thank you all for the amazing response to my Vintage Faux Fur Coats post! I got lots of entries and I found it impossible to pick a winner, so I did the following:

1. I gave each comment a number
2. I got my little sister to run through the numbers in her head as fast or as slow as she liked for a minute and the name of the person was written down
3. We did this three times
4. Then I put the names of the three finalists into a shoe (I didn't have hat handy at the time) and she drew a winner

And the winner is:


"I want a brown or Camel one! NOW!"- Jordan

Follow Jordan on Twitter here and read her blog here

Yay Jordan!

You can still order your own vintage faux fur coat. I have 10 beautiful new coats in stock in various colours and styles. Will post pictures of each of them soon.


Daily "Damn You Auto Correct"

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daily "Damn You Auto Correct"

I came across this site via @deidrevisser. I have a head ache and make-up all over my face from laughing so hard.

I'll be posting one of these daily.
damn
www.damnyouautocorrect.com

Vintage Faux Fur Coats

Latest Fashion Obsession:

FAUX FUR COATS









I have been looking for the perfect faux fur coat for absolute aaaaages... All I could find were jackets that were ugly, hideous, or over-priced.  And then today, just like the pot at the end of the rainbow, I stumbled upon a little bit shint, sparkly, of faux fur heaven.

I walked into this warehouse and there were literally hundreds of coats, just hanging about, waiting for me to put them on my body. HUNDREDS!

I bought two, and then I had to hold myself back. And then I decided to go back tomorrow.

Now I want to share the happiness with you. These coats are in amazing condition and are absolutely perfect for Oppikoppi. And around town. And any time. They are all imported from Europe and are super warm.

I'm selling these coats on order. There are various colours from black to grey to brown to camel to outrageous like pink and green and blue.

Here are the two that I got:


This one is just too ridiculously awesome. I cannot deal.
The coats are going for between 300 and 500 rond and you can order directly from me. If you're going to Oppikoppi, I can take yours there for you and you can be warm and sexy all at the same time.

I'm in love with these coats.

To order, email me at kissandmakeup.nat@gmail.com

One lucky lady could WIN one of these amazing coats!

To win:

-Tweet about this post and @ mention at least ONE of your friends who you think would want one of these amazing coats
-Comment on this post with your email address and tell me what colour you'd like your coat to be

OR, if you don't have a Twitter account (???)

-Post a link to this post as your status on Facebook and remember to mention me (Natalie Roos) so I can see it, and mention the friend you think would love one of these
-Comment on this post with your email address and tell me what colour you'd like your coat to be
Ok, GO!

How To Get A Gorgeous Bum: Just Walk

You know what I'm like... When it comes to getting my body in shape, I like to get maximum benefit, with minimum effort. That's why I know that FitFlop are the shoes for me!

This is what their website says:

"FitFlop footwear is biomechanically engineered to help tone and tighten your leg muscles while you walk in them. Studies at the Centre for Human Performance at LSBU show that normal walking in FitFlop sandals* can help:
  • help increase leg and bottom muscle activity (up to 30%). (so you feel less ache in your hips and knees)
  • absorb more shock than a normal shoe (up to 22%)
  • help realign ground force reaction closer to your joints"
And...AND! they aren't even ugly, look:



SuperTone FitFlop Sneaker

I am getting myself a pair of those badboys. I'm going to start wearing them in place of my feet. Why go barefoot when you can tone your bum with a pair of those? Exactly. I might even start wearing them around...gasp! Constantia Village!

Want to get your feet in a pair of these?

AWESOME! Cause FitFlop is running a winter promotion right now, and you could win yourself a pair worth R1, 950!

To enter:

Get to one of these retailers in your area and fill in an entry form

I Think There Is A Theme To My Celeb Crushes

What do all of these men have in common?


Jack Parow

Chris O'Dowd

Chris O' Dowd

Chris O' Dowd

Chris O' Dowd

Jack Parow

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill..........................very skinny Jonah Hill

Jack Parow

Jack Parow

Jack Parow

Seth Rogan

Seth Rogan

Seth Rogan

Seth Rogan

... I think I'm in like with "The Jew-Fro"

Monday, July 25, 2011

I Look Forward To Many More Weekends Like This One

My word. What a weekend! I need the next week just to recover.

Relaxing facial, hair appointment, bubbly, flowers, cocktails, dinner, stay in a hotel, breakfast, presents, macaroons, pub golf, crash a 30th, Turkish take-aways, taxi ride, sleep, breakfast, cake, series, flight, see parents, collapse.

That was pretty much my Anniversary/Birthday Weekend in a nutshell.

My highlights for the past weekend were:

Waking up from a wonderful facial to eyebrows that were expertly tinted in my sleep by my thoughtful beauty therapist at Elements On Kloof

The best blow-dry I've ever had by Thembi at Scar

Arriving at our penthouse suite on the rooftop of The Grand Daddy to a huuuuge bunch of flowers from Nash and a celebratory bottle of Bubbly from The Daddy himself




A flower vendor declaring his eternal love to me on Long street as I had the strongest cocktail of my life at Boo Radley's

Delicious Tappas dinner at Fork

Waking up on my Birthday above the bustle of Long Str in an Airstream Trailer and being gifted with gorgeous jewelry and delicious macaroons

Pub Golf at various bars with added highlights such as:


-Gorgeous gifts from my girls
-Nash taking over the organisation of all the "golfers" along the way so that I could just party and not   have to make sure everything was going the way it should (if it were up to me, I'd have forgotten about the planned route by the second hole and just stayed right there)
-A couple of songs by Holiday Murry at Purple Turtle
-Mellon downing three draughts and then promptly vomiting...on the second hole
-The Personal Trainer (TPT) removing his shirt as we danced on a table at Marvel
-Wearing a monkey mask and trying to be sexy for Nash on the dance floor, only to have him laugh and a group of strangers applaud
-Our entire party crashing a boring 30th at Grand Daddy Hotel and Nash throwing down some break dance moves in a dance-off
-The most horrible wrap I've ever had at a Turkish take-away
-Getting home safely thanks to One For The Road






Surprise breakfast of Eggs Benedict at Jonkershuis with Nash

Countless episodes of Boardwalk Empire while inhaling a variety of macaroons

Being told on my flight to Joburg that I looked "ill" and "much older than 23" by an obnoxious little flight attendant man as a battled through wave after wave of the most horrendous post-hangover nausea I've ever experienced. No make-up, btw.

Seeing my mom

I didn't think any Birthday could ever be as good as last year's...but this managed it, somehow.

If you've never played Pub Golf, I suggest you get on that. It is possibly the most fun I've ever had playing a drinking game, and getting dressed up makes it even better. The Rooftop Trailer Park at The Grand Daddy is absolutely incredible and they sure do know how to spoil you.

Everything about this weekend was perfect (if you don't count the fact that someone organized a flipping rugby match on my birthday). Thank you so much to everyone who sent a message of any kind (sms, bbm, facebook, twitter, phone call, email) and to all my friends who came out to celebrate!

Especially big thanks to Elements On Kloof, Scar, The Grand Daddy, and One For The Road for making it happen.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Eggs Florentine Recipe

Eggs Benedict - ABSOLUTELY not cooked by me


I just finished cooking Eggs Benedict...which turned out to be Eggs Florentine... Benedict is the one with the ham, and mine had spinach.

I'm going to need a massage, a Red Bull... and therapy.

I like to think I'm a pretty accomplished cook. Like not many basic recipes could challenge me.

Well, I'll tell you what... Eggs Benedict can go jump off a cliff. As can Eggs Florentine. Never to be cooked by me again.

Here's the recipe for those of who are brave enough to attempt it:

(serves 2)

You will need:

3 egg yolks
4 eggs
175g butter- cubed
2 table spoons water
handful of baby spinach
salt & pepper
squeeze of lemon
27 arms
energy supplement
physio therapist (for your shoulder)

Method:

In a small pot, bring about 1/4 pot of water to the boil

In another pot, bring about 3/4 pot of water to the boil

Line 4 coffee mugs with cling film

Break 1 egg into each cup and tie a knot in the top

When the water in the small pot has come to a rapid boil, turn the heat way down

Place a glass bowl onto the pot, but make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't reach the water

Add 2 table spoons of water to egg yolks, and place in this glass bowl

Place your 4 parcels of egg into boiling water in the other pot

Whisk your water and egg yolks over the steaming pot until the mixture becomes puffy and light in
colour and makes a ribbon when you lift the whisk out of the bowl

Now start adding your butter cubes, one at a time, until they have all melted-never stop whisking!!

Add a squeeze of lemon and some salt and pepper

Remove your egg parcels from the pot once the eggs are cooked

Place your spinach into a steamer (or sieve if you don't have a steamer) and place it over the boiling water (from the egg parcel pot) and place a plate on top

You'll know your hollandaise is ready when your shoulder has gone into spasm and the mixture is the consistency of lightly beaten cream

Plate up your eggs with a little spinach and spoon over some of that hollandaisy gold

Replenish your aching muscles with a protein shake and go lie down in a dark room for 30-60 minutes

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Oh, You Know...Just Living It Up

Anniversary/Birthday Weekend Schedule

Friday am:

Bootcamp
Facial at Elements On Kloof
Wash & Blow Dry at Scar Hair

Friday pm:

Dinner at Boo Radley's

Boo Radley's

                 
                     Stay over at The Grand Daddy Rooftop Trailer Park

The Grand Daddy Rooftop Trailer Park

Saturday am:

Wake up at Grand Daddy, Breakfast
Breakfast cocktails

Lunch and afternoon walk in Kalk Bay
Afternoon cocktails

Early dinner

Pub Golf in Long Street

Pub Golf After Party at The Daddy Cool Bar

Daddy Cool Bar






That's a pretty good weekend, I'd say.

One Year In














Tomorrow is our 1 year anniversary. This time last year I was packing my bags for a trip to Cape Town to celebrate my birthday with a boy I only knew through his tweets and his blog.

I was a fan of his blog. He was a fan of watching me on tv in mute.

And 1 year later we live in a house together in the heart of the most most beautiful city in the world.

He is amazing.