Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blue Collar Jane

Shirt - UniQlo, Dress - Topshop, Shoes - Shoe Zone, Hat - H&M
(how pale do my legs want to look?! I am wearing tights so it must be those..)

Hello! I'm off to South Kensington today to trawl the museums to get some research for an art project. I'm pretty sure most of the day will be spent in the kids section of the science museum (I'm sure anyone who's been will understand how insanely good it is) but there you go.

 Am I the only person that is actually really loving the weather at the moment? Cold enough to wear a coat but not cold enough that you freeze!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Rosie's Closet!

One whole year of Rosie's Closet. Gheez, time flies.

Thank you to all my followers and for all of your lovely comments, each and every one makes my day.

I never really thought writing my thoughts into a text box and clicking 'publish' every so often could make me so happy.

Here's to another year of Rosie's Closet!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

If I was a rich girl, na na na na na...

If only I had enough money to splurge on all of these gorgeous things. Although I try to stick to 'the more you have the more you want, so getting things doesn't achieve anything' general Buddhism teaching, oh man I want this stuff, bad.

Perfume, is a basic human right. As are shoes and coats. The candle I need for warmth (...) and I need the pens to write, which in turn will help me pass my exams and get me a job, which will pay for food. So in conclusion, I don't want these glorious items, I need them to survive. As for the camera, I don't need it, I have a perfectly good camera. But yes I do want it, sorry Buddha.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Products I've been loving reccently

From left: S&G Girligo, Maybelline Pure BB Cream, Inell Lip Balm, Kate Moss for Rimmel London in 01, Rimmel London 100 Kisses in 'Nothing but Nude', Studio Matt & Messy Salt Spray, Sudocrem

These are some products that I have been using and loving almost everyday this past month. 

Soap and Glory Girligo Spray Moisturiser
I received this as a present last Christmas, and up until now it's sat gathering dust in my big box of body care products looking lonely. However, I brought this on holiday with me as I figured I wouldn't want to fully moisturise on holiday, I would want something quick and easy. I quickly fell in love with it and I've been using it regularly since. It has the trademark sweet scented S&G smell, and like most other S&G moisturisers/body butters it absorbs into the skin very well. I'm very lazy when it comes to skincare and this is perfect for people like me, a few sprays, rub it in and you're good to go. You don't have to stand around with your arms and legs stuck out waiting for it to absorb. I only have a small sized bottle as it came in a gift set but I'm close to running out so I will be repurchasing soon.

Maybelline Pure BB Cream
This is the first BB cream I've ever used, and initially, I didn't get on with it. It was too shiny for my liking and I didn't like the coverage. However, I persisted in using it as I didn't want to waste my money and I've gotten used to it and now I love it. I think with a product like this you need to get used to how to apply it, how much to apply, what brush to use, etc. I find also using powder over the top to reduce shine doesn't mattify my face completely (as I used to do with foundations) but I find this gives my face more of a 'glow'. This is perfect for everyday use when you don't particularly want much makeup on (for example school or work), or if you're having a good skin day. The only major issue I would say is you don't get very much, I've been using this for just over a month and I've nearly run out.

Inell Visage Lip Balm
I bought this in Carrefour (French/European supermarket) for a euro or something while I was in France because I forgot to bring a lipbalm with me. I am very fussy when it comes to lipbalms, anything slightly sticky or too greasy I don't use and it goes in the bottom of my lip drawer. However this one I really like. It's designed to protect against the sun (I think, my French isn't amazing) which was perfect for the South of France because of the blazing heat. The product itself is white, and tastes (unsurprisingly) of suncream. It absorbs very well, almost instantly, but still leaves my lips feeling moisturised and soft without the greasy residue most lip balms leave. I'm trying to go steady with using this, because a trip all the way back to France to get another may be a tad... excessive.

Kate Moss for Rimmel London Matte Lipstick in 01
I love this lipstick. It's the perfect deep red for Autumn (although I've been wearing it all through summer) and it lasts a long time. I prefer matte lipsticks to glossy ones, and this one is creamy but not too glossy. I'm very tempted to buy some more Kate Moss lipsticks, this one is perfect.

Rimmel London 1000 Kisses Lip Tint in 'Nothing but Nude'
After buying and loving another shade from this range (timeless tango I believe it was called) I wanted to buy another one in a shade that can be worn on a more day to day basis. This is the perfect colour and gives a small hint of orange/pink. I prefer lipstains to lipsticks because they last so much longer, and don't smudge. The little lipbalm on the end of these though has fallen off both times which is quite annoying, as they need a coat of lipbalm as they can be quite drying.

Studio Matt And Messy Salt Spray
I bought this about a month or so ago after wanting a salt spray but not wanting to spend too much money. I found this was particularly nice on holiday after being in the pool, which made my hair somewhat stiff so it was easier to style using the spray. I usually use a little of this right after I've dried my hair, and it gives it a little extra texture and body. I also wouldn't recommend using this too regularly as it can be drying for your hair and cause it to look greasy. Once in a while however this product is lovely.

After being an acne sufferer for about three years, I've been left with some scarring on both my cheeks. My acne (thank god) is now gone, thanks to taking the controversial roaccutane pill for six months (which was prescribed, I obviously do not recommend use without consulting a doctor). Using sudocrem to rid my cheeks of scarring was recommended to me by a friend, and I'm so thankful. This has visibly reduced my scarring (which is now almost completely gone). I swear by his product and recommend it to anyone suffering with acne/acne scarring. This is a product where you can see results almost instantly, which is always very reassuring.

Hope you're having a good week!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sugar and Style

Hello! Today's post is a collage outfit from Sugar and Style. I love all of the pieces above, when I saw the shorts I fell in love- the white lace is so pretty. The  bag also is the perfect colour, it looks brilliant for taking out shopping. The shirt also is gorgeous, I love the colour and simpleness of it. I would wear something like this if I went out for the day, I think it's got a very casual feel to it but it still looks stylish.

I recommend you check out Sugar and Style, they have gorgeous pieces and it's very affordable too! The link to the website is below in the sidebar ->

Hope you're having a lovely week!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Primark and New Look Haul!

Primark £8

Primark £1 each (reduced)

Primark £3 (reduced)

Primark £10

Primark £1 
New Look £17.99

I've been shopping! This is sort of a 'back to school' haul, because all of the items I bought specifically to wear to school. I'm so happy with the bag, it's the perfect size to carry all of my books and the colour is very pretty as well. I thought £17.99 was a pretty good price as well and since I received some money for my results I thought why the hell not. The polka dot £3 top was actually a size 16 but I tried it on and I liked the fit, it was over sized and I could easily tuck it into high waisted shorts or jeans. The £10 polka dot shirt (bit of a polka dot theme going on here) I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. I thought £10 was a little steep for Primark, but I found other bargains in there I was practically saving money (...). The striped top actually said £3 on it, but at the till I only paid £1. I bought it a size too big so I could again have more of an over sized feel, as I'm not a huge fan of tight fitting tops. I thought I could wear all of the tops I bought with either denim shorts, jeans, or a skater skirt and because they're all black and white the colour doesn't matter.

The little suede boots look very cute with frilly socks, as they're the perfect length to just show over the top. These are perfect for just throwing on in the morning as they'll go with a lot. The rings I thought go very well together, and although I probably won't wear them to school they're very cute for weekends!

Despite the recent rise in prices and shipment of rhinestone snapbacks (I kid you not), I still love to shop in Primark and will most likely continue to do so for a while yet.

Hope you're all having a good week!