Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stocking Filler ideas

notebook, mug, soap, flask, candle, magnets, bike stickers
I've seen these sort of posts everywhere and I find them really useful, so I thought I'd do one! I picked all of these gifts from Topshop, and they're just so lovely and quirky. They're also very affordable, which is great considering there is always so much to buy around Christmas time.

I am very excited about Christmas despite everyone telling me it's too early. My brothers coming home from uni and I just love all the 'Christmas cheer' (cringey or what). It's never too early to get excited about Christmas, earlier the better I say! I need to get my mits on some Christmas Yankee Candles and some gingerbread and I'm all set!

Rosie x
P.S: I changed my layout/theme, you like?

Monday, November 26, 2012

VO5 'Instant Oomph Powder'

Hello! I bought this the other week after hearing good things about it from a friend. I was a bit sceptical at first, how can a powder give you volume? I used it yesterday before going to a party and was pleasantly surprised: it kept my hair nice and voluminous. My hair is prone to being as flat as a pancake as its very thin so it's great to find something that can give it a bit of oomph.

It did make my roots very gungy and stiff - but I think this may be down to me thinking 'how can just a tiny bit of powder give my hair volume? I better put the whole bloody bottle on....'. Not a good idea. Only the smallest bit can make a big difference, so don't over do it as you will suffer the consequences.

One thing I love about this product as it lasts- not like other products I could mention, this kept my hair big all evening even with all the dancing and moving around. The product is also completely clear - you can't see anything at all, so if you have dark hair this is a plus.

Overall I really like this product, for £4.07 a pop it may not be everyones cup of tea, but if you suffer from flat hair like me, definitely give this a try.

Rosie x

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lush 'Twilight' Shower Gel

Long time no see! I apologise that I haven't been blogging much recently- as it is 'that year' where school work basically consumes all of my time I haven't had much time to sit down and blog. I have been buying and testing new products not to mention clothes, so hopefully over the next few weeks I'll update you all on all the new things I've bought and loved.

Lush is my one true love at Christmas time. Long, hot bubble baths and soapy showers with Christmassy scents definitely make the winter months bearable. I bought this shower gel the other day, and I am in love. It smells like lavender which is supposed to be relaxing, which is perfect for me at the moment because school work has been putting me under a lot of stress. It also has tiny specks of glitter in it, which at first I thought 'uh-oh, I'm going to be walking around looking like a Christmas fairy', but miraculously it washes off and (so far) I have been glitter free.

This shower gel is slightly more pricey than their other shower gels, I bought the 100g bottle for £4.25. I don't think that's too bad, considering something high-end would be about triple the price for half the size.

Rosie x

Friday, November 9, 2012

New Purchases - Topshop and Pull & Bear

how pretty is this carrier bag?

Hello! I went shopping last weekend and bought these two things. I've been wanting some denim dungarees for ages, but they seem to be a bit er... controversial. By that I mean literally no one likes them, to quote my brother 'dungargees are for four year olds'. But I like them so I don't care! I got those from Topshop for £20 in the sale. I'm planning on wearing them tomorrow so I'll upload and outfit photo so you can see how I would style them. I also got this shirt from Pull & Bear, for £25 which is a bit pricey for my budget but since I've been working hard at school what the hey, I thought I'd treat myself. It's thin chiffon with light blue linen/cotton sleeves and pockets and studs on the collar tips. Hope you all have a good weekend!

(By the way, sorry for the crap quality photos, it's been so dark recently so it's impossible to take a good picture after 4pm)

Rosie x

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lush Wishlist

click the photo to go to the lush website, and the soap is called 'northern lights'
I am obsessed with Lush at the moment! I don't know if it's because they have the Christmas stock in or what, but whenever I'm out I always find myself going in and lusting over all the products. These are a few of my particular favourites, they all smell amazing. I do find some of the Lush smells a bit.. iffy, but these are gorgeous. So if anyone wants to buy me these for Christmas please do haha.

Rosie x

Monday, November 5, 2012

Versatile Blogger/Liebster Award

I've been nominated for the versatile blogger/liebster award! I was nominated by Josie from If Ever I Stray, so thank you very much! Here are the rules:

The Liebster Award
The Rules:
- Each person must post 11 things about themselves
- Answer the questions the nominator made for you and also create 11 more questions for the blogs you nominate
- Choose 11 people and link them to your post
- Go to their page and tell them.
- No tag backs! - Easy - enjoy!

Versatile Blogger Award
The rules:
- If you are nominated, you've been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
- Thank the person who gave you this award.
- Include a link to their blog.
- Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award with a link to their blog.
- Finally, tell  7 things about yourself.

11 Things about myself:
1 - I am in year 11 at high school and in my second year of my GCSEs
2 - I love my cat more than any normal person should
3 - I have an obsession with buying things I don't need
4 - My family mean everything to me
5 - I am the queen of procrastination
6 - My TV guilty pleasures include Downton Abbey and Americas Next Top Model
7- My most worn piece of clothing is my Miss Selfridge ombre denim shorts
8 - I'm scared of heights and clowns
9 - When I'm older I would love to work for a fashion magazine (or anything to do with fashion/beauty)
10 - When I was seven I fell of a climbing frame in France and fractured my skull, causing me to be half deaf and have (mild) dyslexia
11 - Old ladies seem to love me

(my cat)
11 Questions: 
1 - What's your earliest childhood memory?
I literally have the memory of a goldfish haha... I'd have to say viewing my house before we bought it, I would have been about three. I remember the room I first lived in (I'm now in the loft) was covered in thunderbirds print. I was horrified.

2 - What country/place would you most like to visit?
Australia, ever since I was little I have always wanted to go. I think this was most likely influenced by 'The SleepOver Club'. I don't think I could manage the plane journey though, I hate flying.
3 - What do you love most about your family?
I couldn't possibly name just one- there's so many things. Probably all the weird words we make up, I would mention some but they are pretty cringey so I won't embarrass myself haha.
4 - What do you love most about your friends?
They're so weird, we do and say the strangest things. Also I love the fact I can tell them anything and they will give good advice and not tell a soul. 

5 - What would be your last meal?
A big Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and for pudding black forest gateaux. (My stomach is rumbling just writing this).

6Would you change your name if you could? If so what to?
I actually really like my name so I don't think I'd change it - Rosalie is my full name and not many people are called that. However if I was going to change it I reckon I'd change it to either Lilly or Chloe.

7 - Favourite shops?
Topshop, Miss Selfdidge, River Island and of course, Primark

8 - Favourite makeup brand?
Rimmel London or M.U.A

9 - Which season do you like best and why?
Winter, because winter means Christmas!

10 - Websites do you visit most often?
Oh man there's so many... blogger, Pinterest, fashionlista, facebook and twitter, not to mention all the blogs I follow and countless online shops.

11 - Name five things you could not live without.
My iPod, my laptop, MUA Heaven and Earth eye shadow pallet, the TV (including the Sky Box of course) and Cadburys fruit and nut chocolate.

My Questions:

1 - What is your favourite thing about blogging?
2 - Favourite makeup product?
3 - High street or designer?
4 - If you could look like any celebrity, who would it be?
5 - What is your first thought when you wake up in the morning?
6 - Mascara or eye liner?
7 - Sum up your style in five words.
8 - What are your pet peeves?
9 - Do you have any fears?
10 - Where in the world would you most like to travel?
11 - If you could speak any language fluently, which one would you choose?

The people I tag are:
- Kyle from Lazy to Lovely
- Laura from Pale Girl Reviews
- Emma from The Little Duckling Blog
- Rebecca from Ruffles and Lace
- Stacey from Talk Pretty

I could only think of five sorry!

Sorry if this was a bit text heavy, thank you for reading!

Rosie x

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Nivea Milk & Honey Lip Balm

I use lip balms as much as I breathe, I run out of them so quickly and so I always have to buy new ones. I never really feel like they do anything however, most lip balms I have tried just feel greasy and heavy on my lips and don't stop them from cracking. After I ran out of my 'flava craze' lip balm (tastes amazing by the way) and I bought this 'Nivea Pure & Natural Milk and Honey' lipbalm and I love it; it doesn't feel greasy at all. I was a bit sceptical about the taste at first - it tastes a bit like scented candles - but It's grown on me. After use my lips feel moisturised and smooth even in this horrible English winter weather. You do need to re-apply every so often, it won't keep your lips smooth for hours, but this doesn't bother me. For £3.95, this is definitely a must buy.

Rosie x