Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2014 Best Beauty Buys! ♥

I can't believe it's already almost 2014, i swear this year has flown by for me. I've had some many great times and I've made a lot of memories that I'll never forget. I also started this blog and fell in love with blogging and met friends when i thought i wasn't ever going to find any again. So, for me, 2013 has been a lovely year. I hope everyone else has had the same!

Now, onto the real order of business, beauty. As it's the end of the year, i thought I'd skip out a December favourites post as I'd much rather do a round up of my favourite products all year.  But it will be a little different than usual, I'll be having category's and may the best products win! I don't have a category for every single thing, as some i couldn't choose as i had a lot of favourites! <3

Make up

Best Foundation - Max Factor FaceFinity 3in1 Foundation. For me, this was a really easy decision. The last few months I've been using this foundation every day. It's long lasting, great coverage and for a really great price! Full Review Here.

Best Concealer - Revlon PhotoReady Concealer. I've always raved about the Collection Lasting perfection concealer, but this concealer has worked its way into my heart. It covers everything from blemishes to under eye circles without looking cakey or creasing. Full Review Here.

Best Highlighter - MAC Mineralize Skin Finish "Soft and Gentle". It took me ages to give in and buy this product. When i eventually picked it up, i fell in love instantly. It has a gorgeous golden shimmer and lasts all day, easily. Full Review Here.

Best Eyeliner (Liquid, Gel or Pencil) - L'Oreal Superliner Blockbuster. When i first saw this, i thought it would be hard to use, but I've found it to be my favourite liner for all occasions. It's easy to get a thin line or a thicker more dramatic line depending on my mood. The black is very pigmented and the staying power is brilliant!

Best Primer - Benefit The POREfessional. I'm sure no-one needs to read another post raving about this primer but I'm going to do it anyway. It keeps make up in place for ages, no matter what. It helps make your face pore-less, which is always a plus too!

Best Eyeshadow Base - MAC Paint Pot in "Bare Study". I love this product as it keeps my eyeshadow stay on for even longer and the champagne shimmer in the product, helps shine through helping to add a little bit of extra glam into any eye look. (Pssst, it even looks great on the lid alone!)

Best Eyeshadow - Maybelline ColorTattoo "Metallic Pomegranate". Like every other beauty blogger, i was so happy to see this little pot when it came to the start of Autumn. It's a gorgeous (as the name suggests) Metallic... Pomegranate colour. It's got lots of shimmer and is just so easy to use. Full Review Here.

Best Mascara - Benefit They're Real. Yet another beauty lover favourite, but it's easy to see why. It's extremely pigmented, adds so much volume and length to your lashes and makes them look like falsies! It'll stay on all day no matter what (through tears and all). Full Review Here

Best Palette - TheBalm BalmJovi Rockstar Palette. I've literally never loved a palette more. TheBalm's gorgeous packaging as well as the theme and the play on words for the shades make it lovely. Add in the lovely shades of eyeshadow, blush, highlight and lip and you'll see why this palette is my best of the best. Full Review Here.


Best Face Wash - Clean&Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash. I've raved about this a lot of times in the past, but let me just tell you this: It's soft enough to not irritate my sensitive skin but not too gentle that it doesn't clean and exfoliate my skin. 

Best Face Mask - Origins Drink Up Mask. Sadly, i was cursed with very dry skin and this product really does help add back moisture into my skin. It smells so lovely too!

Best Make Up Remover - L'Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution. Now can i say, I'm actually pretty lazy so this product is a godsend to me. It takes off all my make up gently and with one cotton pad! Full Review here. 

Best Moisturiser - Garnier Moisture Match. I've said many times how much i love this. It's gentle and soothing on sore skin and it really helps make my skin feel soft and hydrated. Full Review Here

Best Facial Oil - BalanceMe Radiance Face Oil*. My skin has a tendency to look quite dull and this oil really helps with making my skin look glowing and radiant. I swear i use this everyday for a while and it still looks brand new! 

Body Care

Best Body Wash - Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash. I love anything that smells like lime, so when i saw this, i was sold. Add in how long the scent lasts and how well it cleans, it's perfection!

Best Body Butter/Lotion - Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream. This ties in with the last one, as they're the same line but together, they work so well. The butter smells beautiful and helps keep skin on the body smell gorgeously sweet and feel soft and nourished! Full Review Here

Hair Care

Best Brush - Macadamia No Tangle Styler Brush*. Ever since i received this, i don't think I've used another brush since. It helps untangle my hair and keep my hair looking soft and healthy looking! Unlike other brushes, it doesn't pull any hair out!

Best Hair Mask - Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask. I found this little gem for only £1 and I've fallen in love with it. It makes my hair feel soft, healthy and looking shiny. It doesn't weigh down my hair but just makes it look amazing!

Best Hair Treatment - TRESemmé Split Remedy. I've been loving this for ages, it helps make my hair feel silky smooth and looking it too - especially helping disguise the look of split ends too! 

Best Conditioner - L'Oreal Elvive Full Restore5 Conditioning Spray. I love the L'Oreal Elvive hair care line but this especially helps keep my hair healthy. I bleach my hair a lot and use heat often so this helps it make my hair look healthy and nice again!

Well, that took a while but there is my Best of Beauty Products for 2013! I hope everyone else has had a lovely year!

Happy New Year!!
And thank you for all the comments, views and follows this year. You're amazing. 


Sunday, 29 December 2013

Christmas Beauty Haul/Sales! ♥

Hey guys, long time no post! Sorry for the long delay in posting recently, if you want to know a bit more about that then please read my last post! Anyway, I hope everyone had a really lovely Christmas with their loved ones and got spoilt rotten too! I had a brilliant day with my family eating lots of food and opening lots of presents and a lovely evening celebrating my boyfriends 25th Birthday! 

I was very lucky to get lots of gorgeous beauty gifts and I'm so thankful for each and every one. My family really do know me far too well! I got the Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 set of 24/7 liners which i can't wait to try out as I've heard so many great things about them! I also got the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary eyeshadow palette with 15 beautiful shades. I've swatched these and they are heaven. I love Urban Decay eyeshadows! 

Next i got the Liz Earle Gift of Great Skin boxset, which i am looking forward to using this evening as what beauty blogger hasn't tried the Hot Cloth Cleanser?! I also received some mini Soap and Glory goodies to use for while I'm at the boyfriends! I got the shampoo and conditioner (which smell so lovely!) and the Flake Away scrub!

In the sales, so far, I've picked up two Anatomical sets like the "another fine stress we've gotten you out of" which is so funny and looks like a lot of fun! And the "smacker in a cracker" one too! Both came to only £6! Bargain!

Look out for another bargain haul in the next few days! <3

Have you tried any of these products? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Saturday, 21 December 2013

An Explanation...

Hey guys, this isn't a beauty post today! It's more of a ramble because i'll be explaining my absence recently and how my blog is going to progress!

I've recently started a new job which is 50+ hours a week, i've been working so much that i've barely found time to blog. Add in the fact i'm so rarely at home, after work all i have energy for is a bath then getting into bed. My health has been acting up recently, more specifically my myalgic encephalomyelitis, which is an illness i thought i'd learnt how to manage, obviously not. While i'll be working on getting my health better and looking after myself better, i'll also be blogging still as i love blogging and i love all the friends i've made these last 9 months! 

From now on, i won't be posting 4 times a week. I'll be posting 2 times a week (Wednesday and Sunday) at least for the forseeable future. So some weeks there might be more! Thanks to all the people who read my blog, leave lovely comments and just generally make me smile even when i'm having the worst day. I don't want to put out below average posts, so i'm going to be working out a time and day for writing up blogposts and other blog related stuff.

Thank you again, for being so great! ^_^ <3 

Rosielouiselove xo

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

NYX Roll On Shimmer | Review! ♥

To celebrate the release of NYX Cosmetics products in NEXT stores, i joined in the #NYXinNEXT chat on twitter with Sophia from TattooedTeaLady! It was a lot of fun as i adore NYX products and even won a little goodie bag of NYX products i'd yet to try! 

These four products are perfect for the christmas party season and new year too! They are the NYX Roll on Shimmer (£4.50*) They're such lovely shades too - and there are another 12 available on the website! They're so pretty and incredibly pigmented and last a long time. I haven't noticed any fall out and they're easy to blend with either a brush or your hands. They're just Wow... They really do help make an impact! I have the shades "Platinum", "Onyx", "Walnut" and "Nude". 

I really reccomend checking out NYX either in Next stores or online as their products are just amazing quality and for a really decent price too! 

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


Monday, 9 December 2013

Sigma Extended Wear Eyeliner | Declare! ♥

I've loved Sigma ever since i first tried out one of their products, the F80 Brush, but when this little beauty dropped through my post box, i was so excited to try it! I love eyeliner as i like to try different colours rather than just plain old black now and again. My favourite colours to wear are black or purple or grey! 

Sigma Extended Wear Eyeliner in "Declare" (£8.95*) is a dusty purple/taupe colour. In some lights, it looks more purple whereas in other it's a taupey grey. I'm so impressed with how well this wears. Once applied, this eyeliner will not budge, at all. Like seriously, this lasts all day easily! It doesn't smudge or fade away throughout the day. The formula is really lovely too - very soft and creamy, which made it easily glide along my lash line! I cannot wait to try more Sigma cosmetics now after being so impressed by this product! 

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


Thursday, 5 December 2013

So...? Sweet Treat Gift Set + Giveaway! ♥

Brrrrrr, It's definitley December, i'm freezing! Now, with only 2 weeks and 6 days (to be exact!) until Christmas, most people are rushing around finding presents for their loved ones, i'm no exception and today i'm talking about a cute little gift set, perfect for a young beauty lover! 

I've reviewed So...? products a couple of times in the past and you can read those here, but as i've said before So...? Kiss me was literally the only eau de toilette i used from the age of 12 until i was 18!  The Sweet Treat Gift Set has two 'mini' sized eau de toilettes as well as two cute lipbalms. My favourite scent in this set, is the So...? Sinful which i think is a really lovely scent and doesn't smell like too much but still keeps you smelling lovely! The little lip balms are cute too, each is little pink pots. I think this is a perfect little stocking filler for a young beauty lover as the perfumes are small enough to fit into a handbag or desk! This gift set is available at Tescos, Asda, Wilkinson and many more! 

Now onto the even more fun part, i'm going to be giving away one of these gift sets! All you have to do to enter is follow my on twitter (@rosielouiselove) and follow So With Attitude on twitter too (@SoWithAttitude), For full terms and conditions click here. Leave a comment below telling me which So With Attitude scent is your favourite. The Winner will be picked at 8pm Sunday 8th December. Please leave your email and twitter in the comment so i may contact you. 


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

November Favourites! ♥

It's been a very cold month but i really can't believe it's already December and Christmas is exactly 3 weeks away! Time flies. I love trying out new products all the time, I'm constantly on a quest to find my Holy Grail products,

This month I've been loving my Garnier Moisture Match Moisturiser. I love this moisturiser as i suffer from such dry skin which gets even worse this time of year. It's very thick and creamy but absorbs quickly and really helps my skin keep hydrated and soft! Another love this month is a new one for me and it's the LO'real Superliner Blockbuster which is brilliant. It's so easy to use, lasts all day and it's such a deep dark black. I haven't had any problems with smudging at all - it doesn't budge at all all day. The Collection lipstick in "2 Scorned" from the Gothic collection is another product I've been loving a deep purple which is really lovely on although it can look quite scary to some, but personally, i love dark lips! It's pigmented and doesn't slide at all but stays for a good amount of time. I've been wearing the Maybelline Blush in Flash Plum so often, it's the perfect Autumn/Winter blush! It looks really flattering sheer or built up and i always get compliments on my cheeks! Last but not least is the Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask which i picked up in Asda for only £1!!!!! I was so impressed with this, it made my hair feel soft as anything and didn't weigh it down at all and that was after only 5 minutes in my hair! Full review coming soon!

What products have you loved this Month? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Barry M Smokin' Hot Palette! ♥

Ever since i started getting into beauty, I've always gone to Barry M for nail polish. They're affordable, easy to find and have a massive range. Recently, they've been releasing new products like palettes. I was really excited to try them out as i really wanted to see how the quality matched up to my expectations. 

The Smokin' Hot Palette (£6.49) was the palette that caught my eye first. I have a bit of an addiction when it comes to smokey eyes, i love them! The palette has 6 eyeshadows and a blush as well as two double ended foam applicators. First things first, the packaging is pretty good. It's sturdy and is a simple black with hot pink lettering. It's not too bulky but could fit inside a make up bag if you wanted to travel with it. 

The palettes eyeshadows consist of a shimmery white, matte baby pink, shimmery silver, shimmery gun metal grey (are you sensing a pattern?), shimmery black and a... matte black. I'm glad they added the matte black, as it's always a great eyeshadow to have to complete a lot of looks. I'm personally a big fan of shimmery eyeshadows, but if you're not, this palette isn't really for you. 

As you can see, the pigmentation of the palette is quite hit and miss. Some of the shades have masses of colour pay off whereas others take quite a lot of building up to even show up! I love the shimmery black and gun metal grey as they're very pigmented but look really lovely on. Sadly, the matte black isn't very pigmented at all which could be seen as a good thing for others. 

All in all, I'd say this is a great palette for new beauty lovers as it's affordable and the quality is overall pretty good. 

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

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