Tuesday, 26 February 2013

How to be A Savvy Shopper

How to be a Savvy Shopper And Get More For Your Money

I'm going to admit it right here, i have a bit of a shopping addiction. Sales, Promotions and what have you always make me want to buy more. But some people don't shop in the sales (what is this madness?) or even think about how much extra money they're needlessly spending!

I went looking around the internet looking for the best deals on the prettiest items, whether they be underwear, jewellery, clothing or footwear. So, i'll list the codes i have and show some pretty examples on what items you should save on!

Urban Outfitters 10% off online
Find out the code here! Personally, i thought almost everything in that shop was beautiful, it was hard to choose just two! 

Dress was £55 Now £49.50
Top £10 in sale £9

La Senza 25% Off Bras 
I love La Senza Bras. So pretty and girly! What makes it even better is saving yourself money aswell! (Gives you more money to buy stuff with....). This code only works on full price items and only on Bras. But really, you can never have too many of them! You can find the code here .

Bra was £33. £24.75 After Coupon

Was £20 Now £15

Now its your turn! http://www.netvouchercodes.co.uk/cat/fashion-and-footwear  is the website where i found all the voucher codes and more! If you spot a good one i haven't mentioned, comment it to me! Might aswell feed my addiction! :)

Are you a savvy shopper? Do you use discount codes? Tell me in the comments!

Lots of love


Monday, 25 February 2013

MAC Haul! :D

MAC Haul! 

What i wore for my interview, have to admit i loved this dress! Was so pretty and comfy<3

As some people will know i had my interview today and i was so nervous! But in between the skills test and my interview i had a four hour gap! What else better to do than go shopping? As my interview was right next to a MAC Counter... It was meant to happen. At least that's what i'm telling myself!

Have to say the girls at MAC where i shop are so lovely! Today we were chatting about beauty bloggers we liked, pretty fun! Helped with my nerves too!

I got the Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Light. I've been wanting this for ages now and i finally decided to get it. You get a very decent amount of product. I haven't used it yet but i'm sure i'll put a review up in due course!
I also bought the Powder Blush in "Fleur Power" which is so so pretty and i can't wait to try it on! I'm a sucker for blush, i just want them all!
Last but not least, i got a lipstick in "Sunny Seoul" which is a beautiful soft coral shade. Not too out there but not too sheer, if you know what i mean. You get enough colour to wear everyday but not too little that you can't make a statement with! Ahhhhhhh <3

I actually went into my MAC to see if they'd gotten the "Archies Girls" Collection yet, which they hadn't which upset me as i wanted to get a certain blush from the collection! I'll just have to spend more money (I don't need anymore excuses to do that!). 

I find out either tomorrow or Wednesday morning if i got the job or not, so keep your fingers crossed for me ladies!

Have you tried any of these Products? Tell me what you think of them!

Lots of love,
Rosie xo


Sunday, 24 February 2013

Make up Haul!

Make up Haul!

I only got paid on thursday and already i have a haul for you guys! Oops, i'm a sucker for sales or promotions! Any "3 for 2" or "buy one get one half price" make me spend so much money! 

Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse in Light Porcelain
I have to admit, i really like this foundation and always have. Medium coverage, buildable and perfect for when i go to work as i've ran out of my normal foundation for work! I tried ivory first and it was so orange on me, it was pretty funny! Oh the hilarity of being ghostly pale :( 
17 Nail Polish in Mint Choc(?) 
I Can't be sure on the name as its faded already on the sticker but its such a pretty mint colour! Will go perfectly with my blazer tomorrow!
Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Nude
This. Is. Amazing. Oh my god, so creamy and it doesn't tug at your lashline as your apply it! Pretty colour and its always helpful to help make you look more awake!
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipliner in Sweet Pink
Really pretty colour and its a lovely texture too. I've never bought my own lip liner before as i've never realised how important they can be! Ahh silly me! Lovely pigmentation.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk 
Ordered this the other day along with the Black Bean one, and it arrived the next day! Sadly, the Black Bean was damaged and i had to throw it straight in the bin but NYX are sending me a replacement, so yay! This is amazing, so pigmented and creamy and i'm pretty sure everyone and their dog raves about these and i can see why!
NYX Lipgloss in "Peach"
Bought this colour as it was just too pretty to be ignored and its even prettier in person than it was on the computer screen! (I have to order NYX online as here in the UK we don't sell it! Except for the odd Department stores) It has the strangest smell like the lemony smell of cleaning products? I like it personally but i can see that putting some people off of the product. Fair pigmentation, i don't want it completely opaque though, its a nice wash of colour and not overly sticky!
Bourjois Little Pot Blush in Pink Frisson
Bourjois do some of the best blushes i've ever tried. Its a gorgeous shimmery pink with some subtle gold in there too. Glides on nicely, blends easily! Not chalky at all. love it!
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Coral Tonic
AHHHHHH i love, love, love, love LOVE coral.Thankfully, its a massive trend right now! This is a beautiful colour too! 
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart and Peach Parfait
Who doesn't love the revlon lip butters? I'm yet to hear anyone complain about them! Pretty colours and they're moisturizing! They give a nice wash of colour, not too sheer but not over the top! Looooovely!

L to R: Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart, Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait and Maybelline Color Sensational in Coral Tonic!

Its been a busy day! Didn't finish work til 11pm last night so got straight into bed after i'd eaten my dinner! Bleached my roots earlier and thats put me in a good mood. Pretty nervous about my job interview tomorrow! Really hope i get it, keep your fingers crossed for me! 

 What products have you bought recently? Tell me in the Comments!

lots of love,
Rosie xo


Saturday, 23 February 2013

About me

A little bit about me

I just realised i've not written much about me on this blog! So i'll be doing that now so you can all get to know me!

  • I'm eighteen years old, (nineteen in a few months) and I live in England.
  • I like to dye my hair and have been dying it for 8 years now, i've been blonde for over a year now and i love it!
  • I have really blue eyes and they're my favourite thing about myself! 
  • I have loads of freckles!
  • I'm only short! 5foot5 to be precise!
  • I love to read and thats what i'm doing 60% of the time!

  • I've had my hair so many colours! Red, black, black and red,dark brown, pink, light brown, ginger and of course blonde! 
  • I have three cats, two tabby and one white. They're my babies and yes i do have whole conversations with them...
  • I love music so much. I have a pretty random music taste but my favourites are Mayday Parade, Motley Crue and All Time Low. 
  • I'm so bad at cooking but i'm great at baking!
  • I have an amazing boyfriend who bless him has to deal with me taking hours getting ready and dragging him into make up shops!

  • I'm a really messy person, i just can't help it!
  • I love sleeping, i'm pretty lazy! I love early nights and lay ins! 
  • I wear 18" extensions as much as i can as i wish my hair was that long!
  • I normally just burst out singing and dancing for no reason whatsoever....

Leave me a comment telling me something about you! 

lots of love,
Rosie xo


Brands That Aren't Available


I cannot be the only beauty blogger from the UK who always gets upset watching youtube videos of girls make up collections and seeing brands like Wet N Wild, Milani or Covergirl because we don't sell them here! Everyone goes on about how good these brands are and how cheap they are. Its sad! We don't get all the good brands out here and i don't think we even have any that aren't available in the states really, except MUA. 

Another brand i would love to try some products from is Physicians Formula, on youtube everyone raves about the happy booster blush and i have to admit i'm so close to cracking and ordering one off of Amazon (though it will cost me an arm and a leg or more specifically almost £20). It just looks too cute to not be used.

Hopefully i am making a trip out there next year so i will be able to stock up! 

What beauty products do you wish you could get where you love? Tell me in the comments.

Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Job Interview Outfit!

Job Interview Outfit

Hey guys, i've not long got back from buying an outfit for a job interview i have on Monday! I really want/need this job and as its an office kind of job i got some office clothes but they are ever so pretty i have to admit! I'll post a photo on the day onto my instagram for you all to see as right now i can't be bothered to get it out of the bag and put it all on! 

But it consists of a beautiful mint green/blue blazer which i'm in love with! A black dress aswell because black dresses are always appropriate! I just need to find a bulky watch to cover my tattoo up as i'm not sure what their stance is on visible tattoos even on little ones like mine! 

This job would be so great, better pay and better hours! At the moment i'm working in a shop doing silly hours and starting or finishing at stupid times and i really cannot do this anymore! This job is much more "me" as i'd get my weekends off and its 9-5. Also, who doesn't like dressing up like a secretary?! It also means more money to spend on make up... which is never a bad thing ;-)

Wish me luck guys! Leave a comment! 

Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

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Rosie xo

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Quick Update

Hi there guys, just wanted to put up a quick post updating you on my life at the moment like the reasons i haven't posted very much!
I look rather funny without make up on!

  • Got an email this morning telling me i've got an interview at my local council for a position i really want! I really hope i get it as its an ideal job for me, good money and i get to learn alot. It will also be my first step into normal 9-5 work as i've only done retail and food before! This also means shopping for an interview outfit which is always fun as i love office clothes!
  • I've been working such funny hours recently! Mostly mornings (starting at 5am) opening the shop and by the time i'm finished i'm too knackered to even open my laptop, with the odd evening shift thrown in (where i finish at 11pm) which is very confusing to my system! I've barely seen my boyfriend or family as i've been working so many hours but at least i'll get alot of money on payday (only two days away!) and can pay for my flights for my holiday in April! 
  • Trying to find the perfect skincare routine for me, which is hard. I won't say too much now, i'll save it for when i'm done and am writing a post on it with more detail!
  • Went to a gig on Saturday night at my local venue to see a friends band. I haven't been to a gig in a really long time as i work weekends :( and by the time my shop closes the gig would have finished! 
tried out my apocalips lip lacquer in "nova" and i love it :D

posted this photo on my instagram earlier as its a list of make up products i'd like to buy.. rather long list... oops!

Lots of Love


Monday, 18 February 2013

Having a Browse

I absolutley love to browse online looking at make up! I swear boots, debenhams and superdrug are my most visited websites ever (except for facebook of course!). I always have a list of things i'd like to try or just like the look/idea of.

The reason i write down which products i would like to buy is because as i only work part time, i don't get a lot of money! :( So i've been limiting myself to only one piece of high end make up a month (or two depending on what i get paid!) and with drugstore i just pick it up when i want really as i have an addiction to make up and i can't walk past a Boots or Superdrug without buying something!

One rule i am giving myself is to be careful what i buy. I really want more blushers as i don't have very many and would like a better variety of colours! Same with lip products.

I need to pop into Lush and The Body Shop for some new bath/shower products soon as i love nothing more than treating myself in the bath! Face masks and body lotions and everything else. I get paid this week and i will definitley be going straight to those shops and sniffing everything like the weirdo i am...

Been up since 4am for work and am doing earlys for the first half of this week then i'm on lates! Bleugh, how am i supposed to get my beauty sleep?! On that note, its off for a bubble bath then get into bed and read til bedtime...

What Make Up Products do you need to try more of? Leave a comment and tell me!

Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Accidental Mini Haul...

Mini Haul

Excuse my messy make up table, i was in a rush to leave earlier

I don't know about you but i find it hard to come out of Boots or Superdrug without buying Make up. Today while browsing i ended up picking up a few bits from Rimmel as it was 3 for 2. I picked up the Fix and Perfect Pro Primer as i haven't got a primer at the moment as the one i was using ran out :(
I got one of the Apocalips too! I swatched them all on my hand while i was there and got "Nova" which is a gorgeous bright pink... I put it on aslong as i got in. It feels like a strange mix between a lipgloss and a lipstick... I like it so far! I also picked up Stay Matte as i've always loved this powder and i like to always have two powders! So it was buy 3 for 2 and the cheapest one was free (Stay Matte).

I don't get paid until next week so no new make up for me until then!
I did pick up two really pretty bikinis earlier, for £5 each! Bargain.

Rosie xo

Face of the Day!

Face of the day!

So, i've already finished work and done all my tidying around the house and i'm meeting my Dad for dinner in a little while! So i thought i'd upload a face of the day as i haven't done one yet! Pretty simple look really, just with pink eyeshadow (for valentines day of course!). 

I'm not going to lie, i facespam alot on instagram...

not the most flattering self portrait.. oopsie!

Products used:
  • Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation 
  • ELF (eyeslipsface) HD Powder
  • Revlon Eyebrow Pencil in "Hazel"
  • Barry M Dazzle Dust in "DD68"
  • MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick
  • ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer Duo (Blush)
  • Scandal Eyes eyeliner
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara
  • Maybelline Volume Express Mascara 
Now, I'm going to try and convince my Dad to buy me lots of food and/or make up!
I was supposed to start a diet this week so i can wear a bikini on my holiday in April but doing the morning shift ruins my diets as i need energy drink to survive them :( so next week i shall start (ha!)

Rosie xo


Monday, 11 February 2013

My (Late) January Favourites

My January Favourites!

This is pretty late! Oopsie! Well, i have been working every day so far so i do have an excuse! Here are my beauty favourites from last month!

My Coconut Island Body Butter
Normally, i'm not too fond of coconut really but this is so nice! It feels really silky and my skin feels alot better after especially with all the horrible snow we have here at the moment! It really does moisturize my dry skin which to me is a mega plus as i have very dry skin!

Forever Flawless, Diamond Infused Facial Peeling Gel
Me and my nan actually got asked to pop into a shop while shopping at Westfields in London and the guy ended up showing us how this worked and we loved it! I didn't have enough money but my nan bought one for herself that we could use! But, come christmas day turns out she'd bought it for me! she's a cutie! This actually does such a good job of taking my dead skin off, after using it my skin looks so fresh and soft! Quite pricey though, i checked their american website and this sells for $179!!! wow...

E45 Mositurising Lotion 
As i said earlier, i have very dry skin! I've tried a lot of moisturisers and none of them would work that well for me so i tried this as i thought, its E45, if this doesn't work, nothing will! It works SO well. I only use it twice a day, before a put make up on and just before i go to bed and it leaves my skin so soft and hydrated! I will be buying this again when i run out!

Nivea Smooth Nourishing Macadamia Nut Hand Cream
I got given this in my works Secret Santa and i have never really been one to use hand cream! This product smells so good, like seriously i want to eat it (i tried it, tasted yucky eurgh) It makes my hands so smooth and  soft! I can never stop sniffing my hands when i wear it too...

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
EVERYONE loves the Naked and the Naked2 Palettes. Its easy to see why with amazing shades, colour pay off and the amount of looks you can create with just the one palette. Mine is pretty used to be honest and i love experimenting with different colours! The shades are all gorgeous and they are so easy to blend. Kind of expensive but you are paying for quality. 

Lush Bubblegum LipScrub
One of my worst habits is picking at the dry skin on my lips (ew) and my lips are always dry and cracked! I didn't like to wear lip products at one point as i thought it made it even more noticeable! This lip scrub apart from just smelling (and tasting) absolutely delicious it works so well taking off the dry bits and buffing my lips until they're lovely. Best part? You get to lick it off ^.^ yums.

Pearl Drop Daily
I am one of those people who would do anything for really white teeth! I love the love and i drink a lot of tea (and smoke a fair bit) so the colour of my teeth has never been satisfactory for me. I've been using this for about a week now with baking soda toothpaste and this tastes so good! I don't like overly minty toothpastes as they just are too overpowering but this isn't too strong but its still minty enough that you smell like you've eaten a whole tube of Polo's. I have seen some results aswell so i'm going to carry on using this! Another amazing thing is after i've brushed my teeth my teeth are literally squeaky clean! I've never got that from a toothpaste before so yay!

Clinique Clarifying Lotion
I've had this for a while now and i've always loved it! My Mum loved Clinique when i was younger and used nothing else so Christmas before last she got me a whole set to myself! I was so happy, this does leave a nice sensation after i've used it really clean and fresh and my face feels a whole lot nicer after! I don't use it everyday, only once a week as its a lot of money and it would dry me out even more if i used it everyday! But amazing product nonetheless.

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation
I got this just after Christmas with a giftcard i got from my Parents. I've always had trouble with Foundations. I could never find one with the right colour or they just clung to my dry skin. Thankfully, when i got this it did the opposite! Its enough coverage for me and it doesn't feel too much on the skin, i cannot stand make up that feels heavy! It smells nice, lasts a while( as its still pretty much full) and you only need to use a little bit. A* MAC!

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick 
Well, I do not like Nicki Minaj at all but her lipstick at MAC made me fall in love. I LOVE bright lips and its a beautiful coral shade which is really pigmented (well, Nicki wouldn't use a sheer one haha) and smells so so nice! It does moisturise my lips too which is another plus.

What where your favourite beauty products from last month? Leave a comment and tell me!
Rosie xo

A Beauty "To-Buy-And-Try" List

A "To-buy-and-try" List

The other day when i posted this photo on my Instagram i realised that i need some new products! I've been stuck in a rut make up wise, going for the same things and not buying anything or even trying new colours and what not. So i spent about an hour or two looking through the Boots online store and Debenhams deciding what i wanted to buy and try! 

I really don't have very many lip products in general and even then the colours are all fairly similar (i actually lost my red lipstick the other week while out clubbing, so sad rosie!). 

Same with my eye make up, for work i don't wear any as i don't normally have enough time before i start work at 5am! And if i do go out clubbing or whatever, i normally just go for my "Taylor Momsen inspired panda eyes" or a neutral eye with my naked2. Its getting a bit too boring for me now!

Face wise, i already have two different foundations for different occasions! My MAC studio sculpt i wear when out clubbing, gigs or just in general out with friends. The other (I'm too lazy to get out of bed to check the name but i think its dream satin liquid) i use for work mostly. I would like to buy some more blushes in some different shades as the only 2 i have are both pink and fairly similar in shade! Would love a coral, going to have to go to MAC next week and see if the girls there can part me with my hard earned money (hahaha we all know they will). 

Some of the products in my "to-buy" list:
  • Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in "Nova"
  • Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in "Sweet Tart" "Cotton Candy" and "Strawberry Shortcake"
  • Rimmel Stay Matte
  • Revlon PhotoReady Foundation 
  • MAC Blush in "Pink Swoon" "Melba" and "Fleur Power"
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer in "nw15" (i'm so pale, i know ha)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in "Milk" and "Black Bean"
  • Revlon Just Bitten Balm and Stain in "Passion"

Want to give me some suggestions as to your favourite lip products?
Leave a comment!

(PS got my Sigma F80 Brush a few weeks ago, i'm in love with it! I doubt i'll ever use another brush!)

Rosie xo
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