Monday, 30 September 2013

September Favourites! ♥

This year is flying by, it feels like a couple of days ago i was writing up my January Favourites! It's officially Autumn now and the sunshine and heat are already distant memories so it's back to being windy and cold. :(

As the weather's becoming colder, a good skincare routine is essential, especially if like me you have super dry skin! Cold weather always makes my skin feel drier and needing even more TLC than usual. I've been loving using my Origins Drink Up Ten Minute Mask (£22) at least twice a week this month. Whenever i use it, my skin feels so soft and hydrated. I love the fruity smell too because who doesn't want their face to smell lovely?! Another skin saviour this month has been the Balance Me Radiance Face Oil* (£30). This is the first face oil i've tried and i'm so impressed. My skin can suffer with looking quite dull so anything that can help make my skin radiant again is a must have in my opinion. I love using this after my moisturiser as it helps add even more moisture as well as smoothing the skin too. I love how little product you use each time,  i use 2 drops every morning and evening and my bottle still looks brand new! I can tell it'll take me a long time to finish this (no complaints from me!). 
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As someone who has been dyeing my hair for 10 years and often heat styles too, my hair has gotten quite damaged over the years. Although my hair is a lot healther now than it has been in years, i'm still working on improving the quality of it especially as i apply bleach regularily. I love the L'Oreal Elvive haircare ranges, the Nutri-Gloss is one of my favourite ever shampoo/conditioner and the Color Protect was a godsend when i had my bright red hair! But the Full Restore range has stolen my heart (Sorry Nutri-Gloss!). One of the products stands out to me though, which is the L'Oreal Elvive Full Restore Conditioning Repairing Spray (£3.99). I love using this everytime i wash my hair, i spray a few times on the bottom half of my hair while it's wet. It really does help make my hair feel stronger and softer. 


A few months ago, i picked up a mini Benefit kit while i was shopping on the Debenhams website. I'd been wanting to try Benefit primers for a while but didn't know which one to get so having 4 mini sizes was the perfect idea. The Benefit "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer (£22.50) is an absolute holy grail in the making. I always like to use a primer, to keep my make up in place all day and looking fresh and as i have quite dull skin sometimes one with brightening properties is just perfect. My skin looks so much more luminous and healthy when i use this and when i use up this sample i will 100% repurchase this in full size! Last but not least, i have been loving using the Collection Volume Sensation Lipstick "Cherry Pop" (£2.99) which i reviewed in full here. It's such a lovely red lipstick, perfect for fall, especially if you love a good bold and dramatic look. It's so purse friendly and isn't drying at all! 

So that's the 5 products i've been loving all through September! 


What are your September favourites? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Beauty Blogging: My first 8 months! ♥

Hi guys, so today i have a bit of a different kind of post for you, rather than a beauty post it'll about be about my experiences from the last 8 months (when i started this blog)!

Up until i started blogging, i didn't really have any friends. I loved make up and beauty and i just had no girls to talk to about it which obviously meant my poor boyfriend had to listen to me going on about how pigmented a lipstick is. I've made some amazing friends while blogging and i'm actually so glad i've met tham as although i may have only been speaking to them a few months, i feel like i've known them so much longer. Big thanks to Ellis and Sophia, who are two girls i absolutley adore for just being them (and their blogs are top notch too!). 

In the past eight months i've reached 265 Followers (GFC) and i never thought even one person would follow me, let alone that many! I know it's not about the numbers, but the idea that people actually read what i ramble on about really makes my day! 

There are also plenty of things i've learnt or started because of blogging. I've been able to start a full skincare routine, not waste as much money on bad products and learn about great new brands and products too. 

I've had oppurtunities to go to events, something i never thought i'd be able to do, and work with some really great brands too. I've been able to develop a hobby, something i've never had before, and try a lot of new things. 

I even have some tips to any new #bbloggers as well so here they are!
- Don't expect followers overnight, it can take a really long time. 10 loyal followers is much better than 100 followers that don't read your blog!
- Always be honest and be yourself. Let your personality shine through your writing.
- Some people just like being negative, don't let it bring you down. If you're happy with your blog, then that's all that matters.

Sorry for the super soppy post guys!

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Friday, 27 September 2013

MAC MSFN Light! ♥

Although i've only tried a handful of products from MAC, i still love their products more than is surely healthy. Every product i've tried of theirs, i've loved. I prefer matte to dewy when it comes to my skin more often than not, so powder is an important product for me. Problem is, a lot of powders can look 'cakey' over foundation, which is so not a good look, am i right?

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I've heard bbloggers and youtube beauty guru's alike rave about how brilliant the MAC MSFN's (Mineralize Skin Finish Natural) are and i have to agree whole heartedly. I switch between two powders - Rimmel Stay Matte and MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural. I love using the MSFN as it feels so smooth and silky soft yet still adds a bit of coverage - whereas my Stay Matte is in the shade Transparent (i couldn't find a shade light enough!) doesn't! I love the fact that i can't feel this on my skin, nothing puts me off a product more than it feeling heavy on my skin. I like that it's actually light enough for my skin too, as normally i have trouble with finding powders to suit my skintone! I love how naturally it sets the foundation too - it doesn't look at all obvious you're wearing powder.

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At £22 it's a pricey powder but i have had mine over 4 months and i've only recently hit pan on it despite using it 3 out of 4 days a week. I never feel i have to touch up my powder ( i don't have oily skin so my make up doesn't slide off during the course of the day and require constant re-applying of powders). As i've only tried a Mineralize Skin Finish Natural and have enjoyed using it a lot, i think i'm going to have to pick up a few of the other MSF's! 


Have you tried this product? What did you think of it? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

ELF Essential Eye Brushes! ♥

When i first started getting into wearing make up, I'd been watching beauty guru's on youtube for quite a while.  When i first stumbled into wearing make up, i didn't have the money to spend £20 per brush. While looking for cheap but still good quality alternatives, i found ELF (eyeslipsface) which do some of the best brushes I've tried. 

ELF has some of the best prices ever on their products, well below high street/drugstore prices anyway! Their 'Essentials' line is all £1.50 (yes you read that right). I wanted to start trying out more complex eye make up looks so, i knew what kind of brushes i needed but i never expected to find some at that good a price. 

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I use these 4 brushes pretty much everyday, and i absolutely adore them. The Defining Eye Brush is great for applying a shadow all over the lid and as it has an angle is great for getting the inner corner. The Blending Eye Brush is a larger fluffy brush which is brilliant for blending (obviously rosie) and working in the crease. The Eye Crease Brush is one of my favourites to use to create a dark, dramatic smokey eye as it packs a lot of colour into the crease and blends it out brilliantly. I also love using this to smudge under the lower lashline. The Eyeshadow Brush is your 'everyday' eyeshadow brush, it easily packs shadow onto the lid. All 4 are priced at £1.50 and are super soft and i haven't seen any shedding whatsoever.

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Have you tried these brushes? Did you like them? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo


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Monday, 23 September 2013

Collection Cherry Pop! ♥

Collection is a brand i haven't tried everything from but still love as one of mine (and most UK bbloggers) holy grail products is from them: the Lasting Perfection Concealer. While browsing the Collection stand a few weeks ago, i thought i'd pick up a few new products to try out and see if the rest of their products impress me as much as their concealer. 

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One of the products i picked up is the Volume Sensation Lipstick in '8 Cherry Pop' which is a beautiful and bright cherry red. At only £2.99 this might be one of the most affordable lipsticks, ever. I love this lipstick, it's super pigmented with a glossy finish. I love wearing red lipstick in the Autumn so i bet i'll end up using this to death. It has pretty good staying time, i only reapplied after 2 hours but i had ate and drank during that time! 
I love the bright pink packaging too, very eye catching! I can't wait to try more of these lipsticks now - and more from Collection in general!
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Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo


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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment! ♥

Until recently, 'haircare' to me meant making sure i used a heat protector whenever i used straightners and the thought of hair oils? I didn't understand them at all. The last year or so, i've been working on looking after my hair after 9 years of colouring and bleaching it along with heat styling too. 

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The Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment* (£12.95) is a beautiful little bottle of perfection, in my opinion.  The Healing oil treatment really helps dry, damaged or colour treated hair. My hair has always been on the dry side, which i've always hated and this really helps. I just comb a small amount through damp hair and it helps keep my hair feeling smooth and soft while looking much healthier and nourished. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly it absorbs and how it felt, i expected it to feel really heavy and feel very sticky on but really, it's so light you don't realise you've used a product and it doesn't feel sticky whatsoever. 

The fact it also have built in UV protection is a big bonus for me too, as direct sun can fade or damage colour treated hair which is never fun. The sheer amount of ways to use this are great too - wet, dry, damp hair or added to conditioners - so no matter how much of a pick-me-up your hair needs, you can make sure it gets it. I'm so glad i started using this as my hair is looking and feeling a lot better and i'll be checking out more from Macadamia and i hope the other products impress me as much as this one did! 

Have you tried this product? What did you think of it? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

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Friday, 20 September 2013

FOTD: Simple 'Everyday' Look! ♥

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Hi guys! Today, i've got a little FOTD which is my go to 'everyday' look. I think it's suitable for work (or school even) and it doesn't take very much time either! 

Face Products:
NYX Photoloving Primer in 'Anti Redness'
Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer 'Light'
L'Oreal Infallible Foundation 'Porcelain' (full review here)
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder 'Transparent'
Benefit 'Dallas' 

Eye Products:
Maybelline EyeStudio 'Vivid Plums' (full review here)
Barry M Kohl Pencil*
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara




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For lips i've just been wearing lip balms all week as i've had very chapped and dry lips because of the bad weather! In the photo i'm wearing the Maybelline BabyLips in 'Pink Punch'. So, this is my face, i hope you enjoyed it!

What is your 'everyday' look like? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo



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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Autumn Beauty Wishlist! ♥

Hello again guys! I'm back with another 'wishlist' post today as recently, I've not been spending any money on beauty as i haven't had any money! Which means i write a long list of products i am lusting over...

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1. Topshop Lipstick 'Depth' £8 - While taking part in the #bbloggers chat a few weeks ago, we were discussing Autumn Lipstick shades and i saw this mentioned quite a few times! I'm trying to try new colours so this looked like the perfect colour to try out! 
2. Benefit Brow Zing 'Light' £23.50 - I've been wanting to try some brow products out, as at the moment, i do nothing with them as i haven't found a product I've liked! I've heard some really good things about this little kit too.  
3. Bourjois Blush Exclusif £7.99 - I adore Bourjois powder blushes so another shade being announced was always going to have an impact on my purse! The claim that it adjusts to the perfect pink for your skintone sounds pretty cool though so i think i need to try that!
4.  Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation £28.50 - I've heard so many great things about this foundation for very high coverage and I've been wanting it for ages! Some days i wear low coverage whereas others i prefer high! The claim that it stays in place all day is also begging for me to try it out!
5.  Too Faced Candlelight Glow £25 - This product just looks so gorgeous! I absolutely love any highlighting products and i need a more light shade as the one I'm using is a bit dark for Autumn/Winter! 
6. Too Faced Sweetheart Perfect Flush Blush - How beautiful is that packaging?! I don't see how anyone could say no to that really! I haven't tried any Too Faced products before so i will have to pick this up soon!

There you have it! The top 6 products I'm wanting to buy for Autumn! The list is actually as long as my arm though so there are plenty of other products.

What products do you love in Autumn? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo 



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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream! ♥

While i was writing my skincare series, i made a skincare wishlist (which you can read here) and added a certain little eye cream to it. Before then, i'd never seen the point to getting an eye cream yet. I (naively) thought that eye cream was only for getting rid of wrinkles (which at 19, i don't have!) so for a long time, never used any sort of skincare based around that area. I discovered however, that eye creams are great for prevention of wrinkles and for getting rid of puffy or dark under eye's. 
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As i've been forever cursed with dark bags under my eyes (a mixture of genetics and Insomnia) i ran straight to my nearest Body Shop to pick up this highly raved about product. I'd read so many reviews and it was a good price and a brand i trusted on the whole, so i took the chance. I actually ended up quite liking this product as it does help give my eye area a lot of much needed hydration. I won't lie, the product isn't a miracle product, i still have dark under eyes but they are significantly less obvious especially at the outer corners which i'm very happy about, as i've always been very self conscious about it. One tiny little blob of the Vitamin E Eye cream is enough for one eye andit absorbs into the skin very quickly. At only £10 too it's quite purse friendly as i'm sure it'll last me a while. I love putting this in the fridge too, so when i apply it in the mornings it really helps wake me up! 

All in all, i was impressed by my first ever try at an eye cream. I will be trying others too though so watch this space for anymore reviews of eye creams!

Have you tried this product? What did you think of it? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

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Monday, 16 September 2013

Maybelline Vivid Plums! ♥

I love a good bargain. I'm forever searching through websites to get the best deal for something whether it be a holiday or make up. While browsing Fragrance Direct a few months ago, i might have made a cheeky little order. One of the products i ended up adding to my online basket was the Maybelline Eye Studio quad in 'Vivid Plums'. 
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While these quads would normally go for around £6.99, you can get them for only £2.49 at Fragrance Direct which is a brilliant saving. At the time, i was trying to experiment with new colours and to try to steer myself away from the same neutral eye i was doing every day. I think this is a gorgeous little quad, especially with Autumn coming up. 

The 4 shades are all really pretty colours. 1 is a really shimmery champagne colour, 2 a dark plum, 3 a light pinky nude and 4 a gorgeous plummy taupe.  I think it's really easy to create a pretty eye look using just these shadows, whether it be a subtle daytime look or a more dramatic night time look. The shadows feel very soft and blend well, also i haven't noticed any fall out yet! The pigmentation is pretty good on the whole, 1 can take a few swipes to show up to full opacity. All colours have varying degree's of shimmer, which i personally love but i know will put some people off.
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L to R: 1, 2, 3 and 4.

I think this would be a great quad for beginners as it comes with a handy diagram on the back showing you how to create an eye look with it, which is pretty lovely. All in all, I'm pretty impressed and will be picking up some Maybelline eyeshadows now!

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Collection Eyeshadow Pencil in Vanilla Sky! ♥

I've loved Collection for years (I still find it weird not writing 2000 at the end!). I've been using their lasting perfection concealer for as long as I've been using make up and their smokey eye palette is probably one of the main factors in my loving dramatic smokey eye looks so much. Recently, they've released a lot of new product and I've finally got a review up of one I've fallen in love with....

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The Collection Eyeshadow pencils are only £3.19 and are one of my favourite make up releases this year. Vanilla Sky is a beautiful shimmery light champagne colour with amazing pigmentation, no need for a second swipe when one is more than enough to pack a punch! I love eye shadow pencils as they're great 'all-rounders' as i call them, they have so many uses. They can be used as a base or on their own. I've tested out all the claims Collection have made about these. Collection say the eyeshadow pencils are "Waterproof and long lasting!" which is 100% true. I found they easily lasted all day on me, whether i used them as a base or alone. They're super soft and they don't tug on your eyelid when being applied. They're also pretty much smudge proof as after you've applied them you can rub your finger over the swatch as much as you like it won't budge! 


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I think Collection have done it again with another fantastic product and i can't wait to try the rest of the colours. 

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!

Lots of love,
Rosie xo
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Friday, 13 September 2013

Maybelline Expert Wear Blush: Rose!♥

Whenever i see a product with the name 'Rose' i feel like i have to buy it! Why? Because it's just so close to my name! That's how sad i am guys. But anyway, while browsing Boots and looking at the Maybelline section i noticed some blushes (which are probably my favourite product to buy) that i hadn't tried of theirs. 
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Rose is a gorgeous blush. It's a lovely light baby pink colour with some shimmer and it makes the perfect everyday, subtle blush shade. The shimmer makes it a little less subtle so it doesn't look like you're wearing nothing but the colour looks really soft and natural on. It's a very flattering colour - especially for pale skin tones! At only £5.19 too it's affordable. I love wearing this with a smokey eye or bold lip so it doesn't take any attention away from them. The formula is pretty good too, quite soft and not chalky either. As the colour is quite soft and light if you wanted a more dramatic look, you'd have to build it up but it looks good either way! 
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Have you tried this product? What did you think of it? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love, 
Rosie xo

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

MAC Naked Pigment ♥

Since i started getting into beauty and the blogging world, I'd been wanting to try a MAC pigment. It seems so many people love them and rave about them to no end.  MAC pigments are £17.00 and are pretty much just all around brilliant. They're a high concentrated loose powder with lots of colour pay off. The shade i picked up is 'Naked'. 
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MAC describes Naked as a 'fleshy beige with pearl' which is true. I picked it up on recommendation from the girl at my local MAC counter when i was picking up a Paint Pot. The lovely girl showed me a swatch of Naked layered over the top of the Paint Pot and i instantly feel that need for it. When I'm having a day where i can't be bothered to do lots of fancy stuff, i love Naked for my eyes. A quick sweep is gorgeous and the pearl really makes your eyes look much more 'done' than they are. 

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One of my favourite things about pigments, are just how long they last, product wise and wear time. You only have to use the tiniest amount and it goes a really long way. As for staying power? This and a Paint pot easily lasts 8+ hours! I've heard a lot of people say to use this as a highlight on the cheekbones too, so it's universal! Personally, I'd recommend this product to anyone as it's just such a beautiful colour and i can't wait to try some more colours, maybe a brighter colour?! 

Have you tried this colour? What did you think of it? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo
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Monday, 9 September 2013

Rimmel Match Perfection ♥

When it comes to make up, i buy foundation and concealers the most often as i wear them pretty much everyday. I'm always on the lookout to try one's i haven't tried yet. When i recently ran out of my Rimmel Wake Me Up i decided to grab the Match Perfection as they had a larger colour selection - especially for paler skintones.

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I picked up the shade Ivory, which is an alright match for my skin. I loved the Wake Me Up (and it is easily my favourite drugstore/high street foundation) but it was pretty dark. The Match Perfection hasn't made it to my top foundations sadly...

I found the formula very watery and thin - it felt like my face was kind of greasy when applied. It was low - medium coverage, but was buildable which is a plus. I didn't feel it lasted very well as i could see patches of my skin within a few hours. I bought it while it was on offer for £4.99 (normally £6.99). I think it's okay, but to me it found it suited towards lazy day make up more than anything else. Maybe i had too high expectations after hearing a lot of people rave about it, but to me Wake Me Up will always be the best!

What products have disappointed you recently? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo
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Sunday, 8 September 2013

Boots Haul ♥

I live within a mile from a Boots store, which of course is a terrible idea for a shopping addict really. How will my bank balance ever recover if i'm always within walking distance of a lot of make up? Couple this with the fact i haven't bought any new make up in over 4 weeks means i was going to break sooner rather than later. 

I headed into Boots to pick up some of the 'boring'/ordinary bits we use everyday and since there were a lot of offers on instore, i thought i might aswell treat myself to one or two bits! 
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I had to pick up some shampoo and conditioner as my usual one's were empty (they were in my Empties post here). I Love the L'Oreal Elvive range in general, all the one's i've tried have been fantastic for my hair so while NutriGloss is my absoloute favourite, i thought i'd go with another variety. I ended up with the Full Restore5 as it's another one i really like and it helps with damaged hair. There was also 10% off shampoo or conditioner! As it was on 3 for 2 i also picked up the Conditioning Repairing Leave in Spray, which i hadn't tried yet! Another ordinary item i needed to get was a shower gel, so i picked up the Original Source Lime gel (which is my second favourite shower gel) as it was on offer for £1.  

Now, onto the make up! As i'm trying to buy more eye or lip products as i have much too many blushes/bronzers/concealers/foundations you name it, i've banned myself from buying any face make up (unless it's to replace something that's run out!). In the end i picked up one of the new L'Oreal Color Riche Collection Privée lipsticks in 'Hint of Pink'. I'm pretty excited to try this as they claim to be the perfect nude lipsticks! As there was a buy-one-get-one-half-price offer on, i also bought the Bourjois Color Boost lipstick in 'Peach on the Beach' which i've just heard so many people say nice things about and after swatching it in the shop, it is a gorgeous colour! 

I also picked up two Collection products too, as i love their lasting perfection concealer, i thought i'd try some more of their products. I picked up the Eyeshadow Pencil in 'Vanilla Sky' as it's such a gorgeous champagne colour and after reading how much everyone loved them, i felt like i needed my own! I also grabbed a lipstick, which is something u'd never tried from Collection before. I got the Shade '8 Cherry Pop' which is a gorgeous - you guessed it - cherry red! Look out for a review on this soon. 

I recommend everyone get a Boots card as there are always so many deals on and it's really easy to save yourself money on a lot of things! 

What have you bought recently? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo
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Friday, 6 September 2013

The Autumn Tag!♥

Hi guys! Today it's another 'tag' post as i just love doing them. Anyway, now it's September that means it's pretty much Autumn! I love autumn, i love summer too but i hate being too hot, and i love getting comfy with lots of layers on in the Autumn months. I saw this lovely tag on Angelica from OneLittleVice's blog (check her out, she's great!) and thought why not?! This lovely tag was created by Georgina!
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For Autumn what is your...

Favourite thing about it? I love being able to wear comfy clothes again! As much as i love summer, i like wearing layers and getting all snuggly. 

Favourite Drink? I drink it all year round but tea or hot chocolate on a cold morning is beyond perfection.

Favourite Scent/Candle? CINNAMON CANDLES. I love them so much, they make a room smell so homely and sweet and spicy! If i could my room would always smell like cinnamon.

Best Lipstick? Any red lipstick i think! I love my bold red lipstick in the colder months. 

Go to moisturiser? I use the same one all year round usually, 

Go to colour for eyes? Browns and burgundys! mmmm :-) 

Favourite music or band/singer to listen to? Mayday parade, The Summer Set and Boyce Avenue!

Favourite outfit to wear? Big snuggly jumper, black leggings, fuzzy socks and bobbly hat, comfy as anything. 

Autumn Treat? I don't think i have one ):

Favourite place to be? In my warm comfy room with a cup of tea!

Well i hope you learnt a little bit about me! I need to go shopping for some Autumn clothes so maybe I'll do an Autumn OOTD one day soon.

Whats your favourite thing about Autumn? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Illamaqua Sophie ♥

I'd been lusting after so many shades of the Illamasqua powder blush line for a really long time. When i finally got near a counter and managed to swatch them all, i left with the Sophie blush. Sadly, i don't have an Illamasqua counter near me (hint hint: please get one!) so i felt like a kid on christmas morning as soon as i bought it. I'd also never owned an Illamasqua product before so i was really excited to see if it lived up to my expectations. 
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I was so impressed with this blush, which is hard to achieve seeing as my expectations were so high after reading review after review of people raving about it. The formula is beautiful - super soft and beyond easy to blend.  The pigmentation is incredible - i literally only need to touch the blush lightly with my brush to pick up enough product. The colour itself is absolutely gorgeous, a lovely coral with gold shimmer through it. It's not too shimmery that you can't wear it in the daytime though, it's a very subtle and soft glow on your cheeks which looks really healthy. They're kind of pricey at £18 but trust me, so worth it!


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What do you think of the S.O.P.H.I.E blush? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

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Monday, 2 September 2013

Garnier Moisture Match: Goodbye Dry!♥

I've suffered from dry skin from as long as i can remember, but as a teenager i didn't have a clue what to use or even how! The last few years I've really upped my game skincare wise and use a lot of products to try and keep my sensitive prone dry skin at bay. With dry skin, moisturisers are your best friends!



Garnier's Moisture Match is a line of 5 moisturisers all tailored for a specific skin type: very dry/dry,  normal/dry, combination/oily, dull and normal. Now, i can't tell you much about the other 4 but Goodbye Dry has been my Savior this summer. 



The moisturiser is a very thick creme so a little can go a very long way, this product is nowhere near finishing yet i use it about 3 times a day! It absorbs into the skin pretty quickly so you're not left with a wet face waiting for it to sink in. This product was also very gentle on my sensitive skin and the formula really helped to soothe any sore dry patches i had. Enriched with  omega 3 &6, Shea butter and Camellia oil which are all known for their soothing properties. It really helped make my skin feel super soft and stop any horrible flaking (ew). At the moment the Moisture Match Moisturisers are £3.99 in Boots as they are £2 off!  


Have you tried this product? What did you think of it? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo


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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Empties #2!♥

Although i feel like I'm constantly trying new products out which means i don't finish my old products up all that often! I've been saving all my empty boxes up underneath my make up desk/area in a little basket to try and remind myself to keep them so i can do this post! These products have been saved up over the last month or so too! Some are products i buy again and again and others are spontaneous buys!



L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner
My all time favourite shampoo and conditioner. I love the whole elvive line though (and i relied on the colour protect version when i had my bright red hair!) but the Nutri-Gloss is the one i need. I've been dying my hair for almost 10 years now and it can be prone to feeling dry and dull. I love having super shiny hair, especially now I'm blonde, and these two always stop it from looking all dull and boring. Will i repurchase? YES!

Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub
This is another product i love to pieces and have repurchased several times. I never used to use scrubs that often but the last year I've been loving them and although i don't suffer from lots of blackheads, i get virtually none when i use this! I love the fact the scrub feels quite gentle on my dry/sensitive skin rather than just inflaming it and my face always feels super soft whenever i use it. Will i repurchase? yes! :-)

Clean and Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash
Just like with the scrub, i love this and have bought it several times. I like the fact it cleans as well as exfoliates, as i can be quite lazy. It leaves my skin feeling super clean and refreshed but not sore as it's a very gentle exfoliator. Will i repurchase? I already have!

So...?  Dry Shampoo
I love using dry shampoo whether it to be keeping hair looking it's best for a bit longer or for adding some volume to your look, it's just a great product. I love the So...? ones as they smell really fresh and clean but not overpowering and they don't leave a horrible white cast on your hair when you use it. Will i repurchase? Maybe, i might try others and see how they compare.

Garnier Summer Body Moisturiser 
As I've said before i suffer from really dry skin and not just on my face either. I've loved using this as it smells so lovely and fruity while making my skin feel really soft too. The 'gradual tan' aspect of the product is another thing i liked as it really was gradual and very subtle too! Will i repurchase? yes :-)

There you are! All the products I've used up recently! 

What have you used up recently? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo
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