Sunday, 19 December 2010

Take me Away

So we all do it at some point...we do it when we’re fast asleep in dreamland, we do it when we’re at the cinema watching a movie, we do it overseas when on holiday. We try to escape from reality...sometimes without really knowing what it is that we’re running from, and what we’re running towards. It’s as if we’re allergic to life and are constantly looking for a repeat prescription to cure ourselves of our daily regime. I hold my hands up, I'm guilty as charged... 

I love to get away from it all – though I'm not quite sure what “it all” includes..maybe its responsibilities, uni, a break from my phone and email..the pursuit for finding Mr. Right. My crazy ex and his even more insane antics. But like all realities the time comes when you eventually wake up from the dream when the alarm sounds...something always brings us back – whether it be family, work or uni...

Reality typically comes knocking just as you’re about to close the doors on it. 

Magicians seem to have mastered the art of escaping through some of life’s greatest tricks....which leads to the question...Is escaping merely an illusion?  A coverlet of denial we use to cover up reality?...I guess the truth matter how many how many ventures we try and flee to, the truth of the matter is…you can run, you can hide, but you can never truly escape...


Friday, 17 December 2010

Mend A Broken Heart With Chocolate

Chocolate Fudge Cake
175g Butter
175g Self Raising Flour
175g light Brown Sugar
1tbs Cocoa Powder
1tsp Baking Powder
3 Large Eggs

Mix everything until it's light and fluffy. Bake in the oven for 35mins @ 170deg.


125g Light Brown Sugar
170g Evaporated Milk
125g Dark Chocolate
50 g Butter 
Few drops of Vanilla

Put all the ingredients (accept chocolate) in a pan and let it melt on the stove. Switch the stove off, add the chocolate allowing it to melt. Finally pour it over the cake.

Remember girls:

What bags are H-O-T and what bags are N-O-T!

Hate it or Love it – this season is all about having the right designer bag! With everyone coming out with their new xmas collections we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on what bags are HOT and what bags are NOT.

No.1. LV Eva Clutch: Defiantly H-O-T
Petite, elegant and affordable! This £345 bag is brilliant for the day as a messenger bag or a clutch for the evening. The brown LV print goes with everything making it easy to accessorise with and the gold chain gives it the xmas bling that every bag needs! And if thats not enough, the bag comes in a number of different prints! Go get it girls or even better- get your boyfriend to get it for you :p I got mine a month ago and I've been wearing it EVERYWHERE ....... LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! 

No.2. Lady Dior Cannage Bag:  Defiantly N-O-T
It looks damn sexy in the magazines and when I first saw it I thought it was love at first sight BUT up close and personal this bag looks like something your grandmother would carry. The material is hard, its’ not easy to carry and to be honest, its’ quite heavy! The handles are too small to even get my tiny hands into and it’s seriously over prices! Defiantly a No No girls- sorry!

No. 3 Mulburry Bayswater – N-O-T
There seems to be a sudden Mulberry boom. Every other girl on the street appears to been carrying one but is it because it’s HOT or because it’s expensive? Remember girls, just because it’s expensive doesn't mean it’s stylish. This Mulburry bag has become as ordinary as the common cold. The black/brown shoulder bag is good for work or going shopping but defiantly not for xmas time... and in my opinion, IT’S BLOODY BORING!!! If you start the year with a boring bag you’re doomed to have a boring year! I wouldn't risk it if I were you... 

No.4 LV Epi Leather Alma: H-O-T
If Blair Waldorf has it – So should you! It’s the bag of the season. If you’re stylish, dress the part and are always up to date with the newest couture fashion trends then this bag is for YOU! Although, not everyone can pull this one off. This sexy shaped, beautiful leather and graceful bag is to bring out the celebrity in you. Once again, the silver finish makes it ideal for an elegant Christmas dinner or a lavish new year’s party.. BUT it will only be appreciated in the right crowd so make sure u carefully pick the party you want to take it to... 

No.5 LV Monogram Vernis Sundet BLVD: H-O-T
This has to be my favourite bag of the season! Not only is it well-designed, comfortable to hold and a perfect slim shape but it also comes in 6 different colours. I would buy all 6 if I could! Encrusted in Monogram Vernis patent leather, it comes across as a two tone bag with gorgeous gold work which goes flawlessly with every colour the bag comes in. The 9.4" x 4.7" x 1.2" bag is perfect in every way and for every occasion! I suggest you go buy it asap before its goes out of stock..

I’ve got mine- I think it’s about time you got yours! 


There's nothing like a Serena Blair showdown.....

After the announcement earlier this month that Blake Lively is to be the new face for Chanel it comes to no surprise that her Gossip Girl cast mate Leighten Meester (best known as Blair Waldolf)  has said to have landed herself a modelling contract and is said to be the new face of Missoni. Maybe Leighton shares her Gossip Girl alter ego’s competitive streak....

As we all know these two bombshells are no strangers to great style and fashion...
Lively having  been spotted in the front row’s of fashion week next to Vogue’s Anna Wintour, as well as her time spent liaising with Karl Lagerfeld earlier this year sitting front row at the Chanel Haute Couture show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Blake was spotted in Paris earlier last month and was said to have been shooting her Chanel handbag ad campaign, the real question is can this Gossip Girl fill the fashionable footsteps of  Nicole Kidman and Keira Knightley?
Meester is currently the face of  Vera Wang’s new fragrance and an ambassador for Herbal Essences, if rumour's of Meester’s Missoni ad campaign is true this will undeniably be a great addition to her escalating modelling portfolio.
Although rumours are not yet confirmed about Meester and Missoni, I'm guessing its probably true!...So i guess this is what being a Hollywood celebrity is all about... Who can seize the biggest ad campaign with the most exclusive fashion house, make the most money and be most popular?  I no doubt am team Lively all the way! So who’s going to win in this Serena/Blair showdown?!  Let the rivalry begin!...


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Catch Me If You Can.......

We’ve all seen it if not experienced it.. boy likes girl, boy meets girl, boy chases girl, girl finally gives then...boy gets bored. Hence leading to the question...why? why the commotion and why the chase?...

There’s that starving desire, lust and passion to do everything possible and beyond at first, to capture the object of your desire. You all know...the time when he was spontaneous and bought you flowers and chocolates because you were down, there is nothing like a box of carbs to cheer you up when you are down! But somewhere down the like it all turns blah...the flowers and chocolate stop every time you are upset or having a bad day and you’re lucky to even get a box of milk tray on your birthday or Valentine’s Day!  I'm not making a ridicule of the idea, I'm just slightly sceptical...because we always seem to want we don’t leaves me to wonder...if all the fun is in the chase...wouldn't it be better never to get caught?

'He clearly caught her!'


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The start to our blogging journey...

Hello and welcome to our blog!

We are Beenz n Zane...After following a lot of our favourite beauty/fashion/makeup bloggers for a while we decided to start one ourselves. We hope you enjoy our random babbling about fashion, latest trends, make up, love /life and random things!  
In this blog we will be giving our  personal reviews on products we use and have tested as well as spending our hard earned money on experimenting with new products and updating you lovely readers!  
When we’re not posting reviews on products we plan to ramble about everything and anything girlie which we find interesting, have made us giggle and just put a smile on our faces over the course of the day or in life in general!
We hope you take the pleasure in reading our blog posts and please feel free to share your views and add your comments!

So sit tight, buckle your belts and we hope you enjoy the ride!...