Thursday, 21 June 2012

Hot Pink!

I have never been one for lipstick on myself unless it's a nude as I thought they just didn't look right on me but looked good on other people. However, recently I have been a bit braver and decided to take the plunge into hot pink lips! I bought mememe's 'Elektra' which is hot magenta and is such a gorgeous colour. It's creamy and non-drying on the lips, highly pigmented and applies so easily.
It's £8.50 from mememe.

I loved the hot pink so much I decided to coordinate my nails!
The colour is Barry M Fuchsia 302. I love Barry M nail polishes they are very hard wearing and have such a wide choice of colours, cheap and usually on offer in superdrug and always seem to be at the forefront of nail trends.

It's not just me who's loving pink lips at the moment, here's my daughter after she found her way into my lipstick drawer! 

Pink lipstick kisses, Rosie and Lily-Rose x

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Ombre Hair

Whether you love it or loath it Ombre Hair (or balayage) is big this season. It has been around for a while but it's made more of an impact recently. Celebrities seem to be rocking this trend a lot recently with Drew Barrymore, Jessica Biel, Ashlee Simpson, Rachel Bilson, Whitney Port and Caroline Flack to name but a few.  I personally love the look if it's done well and have wanted to give it a go for about a year. I have always been put off by the fact I have to bleach my hair which as everyone know's really isn't good for your hair. However, I decided to go for it and thought if it all went wrong I could always cut the bottom of my hair or at least dye over it!

I used L'oreal Perfect Blonde Crème Highlighting Kit. It comes with gloves, a highlighting cap, a hook, brush, developing crème, 2 sachets of powder bleach, a container to mix it in and a conditioner.
It's £6.12 from boots which I think isn't bad for a 'new look'.

There was plenty left over (and my hair is long and really thick!) that I highlighted my bf's hair twice and still had some left so there's more than enough for the thickest, longest hair!

As you can see it's more subtle than some ombre hair but it's exactly what I wanted.
I won't go into how I did it cos there's plenty of other tutorials all over the web but I found it so easy to do and so effective I absolutely love it. It's a great look for summer and recommend it to anyone to try. I do however issue a word of caution that when you buy the bleach, buy an intensive conditioner, I bought the John Frieda Full Repair shampoo, conditioner and intensive conditioner as it was 3 for £10 in Boots on John Frieda products.

Have you embraced the ombre trend?

Rosie x

Friday, 1 June 2012

Radiant Glow

A couple of weeks ago when I ventured into town in the train with the pushchair (which is a bit of an ordeal round here as the platforms are SO low and the trains are SO high it's not easy) I had just taken Lily-Rose to the dentist and needed some serious cheering up after that! (Try getting a 16 month old to open their mouth and keep it open when they have a full set of teeth and chomp right down into your fingers and draw blood! I think a crocodile would've been easier to tame!) We went into boots where my little madam likes the make-up counters and trying it on without me knowing! and came out with a couple of new items they had on offer but they didn't have what I really wanted which was a new blusher for spring as I'm getting a little bored of the selection I have right now. 
Anyway I ventured into Boyes which has all the cosmetics that have been discontinued from Rimmel, Revlon, Bourjois, Sally Hansen etc. and found the perfect product! It's not a blusher as such but a brightener. Its the 

Revlon ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder in Brighten. There is another one for a 'sunkissed' glow but they didn't have that. It's Like MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish which I adore but it's so much cheaper. I think I picked it up for a couple of pounds! It doesn't come out pink it comes out like a pearl kind of colour which I use on my cheeks and in my brow bone arch as a highlighter. I use it over blusher's and bronzer's that I already own and it gives a different affect over different ones.

I can't really capture a picture of what it's truly like but it's a really subtle highlight that really makes you look healthy and give you a nice glow. It is called a finishing powder which seems to imply that you can apply it all over ans I tried it out with barely any product and I looked like a robot, all shiny and looked really greasy so I would advise against the all over approach! When applied to the cheeks and used as a highlight it really does do wonders for your skin I looked healthy and dewy when in reality I'd had zero sleep and felt dreadful! I HIGHLY recommend this! I think Revlon have discontinued it but there are a few places online that sell it if you type it into Google.

Go fourth and Glow!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

I'm Back and Benefit Freebies!

Hello lovelies,
I have been away for a while for a number of reasons, moving, work, studying, being crafty, having my daughter christened, making the cake, decorations, food and dress for the christening, and now she's getting older she's taking up all of my time. I'm thinking of starting another blog for all my arty/craft and mummy type things too cos I'm making so much and testing out so many products that aren't just makeup it seems a shame to not show them and share my opinions, so please let me know what you guys think.

So, I have a bunch of posts coming your way, I have just had a big MUA (Make Up Academy) delivery which I am currently testing out and loving! I have found an AMAZING product for that perfect subtle 'glow' which makes your skin look gorgeous! I have been thinking about doing a YouTube channel but still not 100% sure about it, so let me know if you like watching youtube videos such as tutorials and hauls or whether you prefer reading posts.


If you pick up a copy (or three!) of Glamour magazine this month they are giving away 3 different Benefit products. There's a mini black 'BAD gal lash', a 7.5ml 'that gal' brightening face primer and a 7.5ml 'the POREfessional' pore minimizing primer. At £2 per magazine it's a great way to try out all 3 products from such a great make-up line. 

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

L'Oreal Elvive Triple Resist Update

I did a post about L'Oreal's new shampoo Triple Resist in January and I have still been using it every day since I bought it way back in October/November 2011.
Well firstly it must be good if I have repurchased it as I change (or should that be changed) shampoo ALL the time!!
I wash my hair every day or occasionally every other day, and this shampoo and conditioner has made such a difference I am amazed! As I have mentioned in previous posts my hair was pretty awful after I had had my daughter, it wasn't growing after I had it cut and it was thinning terribly. Now, after 5 months of continuous use my hair is as thick as it used to be, which is really thick!, and it has grown sooo much I couldn't believe it.
To be honest I keep forgetting to use the root spray, and I have 1 full and 1 nearly full bottle to get through so I will start using it again! 
I am aware this is probably a very boring post but I like to read updated about products that people use, especially when they are so cheap!
I highly recommend you try this shampoo if you want your hair to grow, be thicker, and stronger! Go on, you're worth it! (Oh god that was awful!)
The original post can be found here.


Once again I apologise for the lack of posts recently. I have had a massive amount of work to do and very, very little time to do it in. But it has now been handed in and I can get back to blogging! However, I will be without internet connection at the beginning of April so please bear with me.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

FREE Soap & Glory Mascara!

Just a quick post to let you lovely people know about getting a FREE Soap and Glory mascara from their new cosmetics range.
If, like me you are an avid Soap and Glory fan or you want to try out a new mascara then all you have to do is purchase ELLE magazine for £3.90 and you will receive a FREE Soap and Glory Thick and Fast mascara. The wand is very much like Benefit's Bad Gal mascara if you need a comparison. For under £4 I think it's a bargain to try a new mascara. 

Monday, 16 January 2012

I'm in (seventh) heaven!

Seventh Heaven Moisturising Face Base
This is just a mini monday review about my favourite product at the moment.

In my December GlossyBox (Which I  LOVED) I received the mememe Seventh Heaven moisturising face base. It's a moisturising face base enriched with Shea Butter, Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene to prep and prime skin. It smells really citrussy (I know that's not a word), and feels really fresh and tight but in a good way, like it's giving me a mini facelift! 

I apply this after cleanser, wait 5 minutes then apply foundation. My foundation lasts longer and it just glides on. I purchased the larger 30ml version after the initial 10ml I was sent as I used it all the time it ran out so quickly. 

I personally love this and will repurchase it when it runs out. There are 2 sizes available on their website, 10ml and 30ml, the 10ml is £2 here, highly recommended as you can try it to see what you think so you don't have to commit yourself to the 30ml, and I think more companies should do trial size products. The 30ml is £15 here.

I am new to the mememe range, having never tried anything before but heard lots of good things about them. In my order along with Seventh Heaven were the Correct and Perfect concealer and the Angels with Halo's skin illuminator. 

The Correct and Perfect concealer is similar to the Bobbi Brown's Cream Concealer. It has a creamy concealer in the top and a setting powder in the bottom. I found the concealer a lovely consistency and the powder is very finely milled. However when I used this under my eyes, it was too orangey for me, I think it'd be better on spots and blemishes than under eye circles. I have the shade Nude, which is the middle shade, from 3 choices. It's £6.99 from their website.

Angels with Halos Skin Illuminator

The Angels with Halo's skin illuminator is pink, which isn't what I was expecting, I thought it's be more like a solid version of Benefit's 'High Beam'. Its supposed to blend over foundation for illuminate and contour the face. I haven't noticed any change with it to be honest, but I am willing to keep trying it, if mememe would like to let us see a before and after with this I am willing to see the results as I cannot see any difference. Has anyone else tried this and found it works? I'd love to know what I'm doing wrong. 
It is currently £7.99 was £9.99 and can be found here.

There are a couple of thing I would like to try from their range, and would love to hear from anyone who has tried them to see what they're like.

Goddess Rocks
These are the Goddess Rocks that is a multi-task bronzer, eye shadow and highlight and looks, cute with a fun name, who doesn't want to be a Goddess?
These are currently £10.50 from £12.50 here.

FatCat Mascara

I would like to try their mascara's out being a massive mascara junky so would love to hear anyone else's thoughts on them.

Enjoy your monday's!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

L'oreal Triple Resist

I have found my hair's saviour and it's all thanks to L'oreal Elvive Triple Resist. I hadn't heard anything about it, or seen any reviews, in fact when I typed it into Google nothing about it came up. I was intrigued by the sleek black and magenta packaging and it really stood out to me so I gave it a go, being the beauty product junky I am!
It's the new hair range that J-Lo has been advertising and I have to say the promotions and advertisements are very well done, eye catching and sleek. There are 4 products in the range, the shampoo, conditioner, treatment root spray and a masque. 

This is what L'oreal says about the triple resist range: " You put your hair through daily torture and sometimes it can lack essential nourishment. Weakened, your hair has a tendency to break and fall out. Introducing new Elvive Triple Resist shampoo enriched in ARGININE + PROTEIN. The formula provides a triple action: reinforced, nourished from root to tip and stronger. "

I have been using the shampoo, conditioner and treatment root spray for about two months now and I have found less hairs falling out in the shower and in my hair brush. Since having my daughter just over a year ago (it was her birthday last week!) my hair has been falling out more than usual but now I have put a stop to it. 

The shampoo lathers up really well and the conditioner glides on nicely. I use the root treatment first thing in the morning and when my hair is damp after a shower in the evening. I never normally use anything directly at the roots as I always thought it'd make my hair greasy but it soaks up as you massage it in instantaneously and feels like my roots are 'drinking' it up. I am yet to try the masque but can only think it'll be as good as the rest of the range. I personally like the smell of the range but I know it might be too sickly for others.

I bought this in boots but cannot find it on their website so I thoroughly recommend the Triple Resist range, and it's sometimes on offer like 3 for 2 or half price so I stock up!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year!

A great big (belated) HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!

I hope you all had a lovely time over Christmas and got some lovely presents. I really enjoyed this Christmas as it was my daughters first and it was so nice to have the magic back at Christmas and it was a really nice family time although very hectic! My favourite present was a gorgeous pandora bracelet from the Mr and a beautiful charm from my beautiful baby, but my strangest present has got to be a bathmat! What did you all get?

We had a nice quiet new year this year and had friends round and a takeaway watching Alan Carr, as I didn't want to leave my little lady on her first new year! It was a different New Year to last as that was my due date and I was really uncomfortable and getting very impatient for my little lady to arrive! Just after New Year I had a little tea party for my baby as she will be one on thursday! She's growing up so fast.
Being a new year I have set a few resolutions, one of which is to be better at blogging! but I have been so busy recently I just haven't been able to, for which I do apologise, but I have been testing out lots of products which will be reviewed in due course, so please bare with and stay tuned!
Have you set any resolutions?

So here's to a great year ahead and many reviews to come.....