Sunday, 24 July 2011

L'oreal Studio secrets professional high definition smoothing foundation review.

So a while a go whilst in superdrug I picked up the L'oreal studio secrets professional high definition smoothing foundation in 013 gold porcelain (bit of a mouthful there). I'd wanted to try this for a while because a few years ago bourjois used to do a similar foundation which in which you pressed a pump to get the foundation out and it had a brush included. I loved that foundation, however it got discontinued so this looked like a similar dupe.

The foundation itself looks like this.


It has a brush incorporated into it so  the foundation is pumped out through the brush.

The foundation itself quite a low coverage and very thin on the skin, I prefer more medium-heavy coverage foundation due to my skin tone. The consistency of it is good and it feels very light and weightless on the face and doesn't seem to clog pores. The application of it is also very mess and waste free so this would be a great foundation for travelling or camping and even to use on the go

 I did find the brush is quite hard the work with. The bristles are very synthetic and not soft enough to get into tight corners and creases or areas where there may be acne scaring so the foundation ends up looking uneven and not making the skin look smooth. I found it really hard to apply neatly, as not much comes out in each pump and that goes directly to the centre of the brush so takes a while to ease out. The consistency of the foundation and the hardness of the brush also meant the foundation had brush strokes in it so needed powdering or buffing afterwards to even it out.

This foundation cost £16.00 ish for 17ml. I find this quite expensive for what it is and get the impression you are paying for the brush more so than the actual foundation itself. I wouldn't repurchase becaue I dislike the application and feel for the price it runs out to fast.

tk maxx strike again!!

Aloha Rosettes!
Firstly, apologies for being M.I.A recently.
I have been stupidly busy with both jobs also a lot of my friends are back from uni, and my mom has been in hospital so I literally haven't had 5 minutes to sit and write a blog.
My views have dropped quite considerable due to this, and that make me sad :(

It's now 6:45 and I don't have anything else to do tonight so im gonna try and blast through a few blogs as I have a few things to haul and some reviews to do, and fingers crossed you'll all come back and read them, as I do miss you all :D

So, whilst I have been away from blogging I have been shopping a few times. And as the title suggests, I did go on one of my missions to TK MAXX. I intended to but some sandals/ flip flops for holiday. And did I come out with any? NO. I came out with 3 things I didn't really need, but wanted....BADLY.

The first two are make-up items and were absoloute BARGAINS (and I love a bargain a lot!)
The first is NARS sheer matt foundation in light5. Now I know it looks pale, but it;s a bit darker than it looks in the bottle. Matt foundation is also not a type a use a lot as I already have dry skin, however, as summer comes and goes, and comes as goes (as it does here in England), Matt foundation is great for stopping your skin looking sweaty and shiny in the heat. Another plus point is that I got this for an absoloute steal. It was reduced from £29.95 to £7.99. No joke. Where else are you ever going to find a NARS foundation for £7.99. To say I was chuffed with that bargain is an understatement.

The second is the stila bronzer. I recently brough the new bourjois bronzer and was slightly disappointed with it so when I saw this I thought it was worth a try. This was reduced from £13.95 to £3.99. Again a bargain. And so far I have loveddd this bronzer, way more than any other I have tried.

The last thing I bought were some jeggings.

Thats an awful photo. But the reason I got these was because I was tired of buying leggings and then the bum area  fading and going see through on them. These are a very plain black material but are quite thick so aren't going to end up thread bare. They also have cute dimante details on the pockets as well. These will be great worn as you would jeans or leggings so I was very happy with those for £16.00.

Prior to this I had been to primark and picked up some jewellery (and some t-shirts but they're in the wash unfortunately)

The first ring stack was around £2.50 I think. I don't really like the pearl one or the dimante one so have just been wearing the Rose and the Bow.

The bangle is soooo pretty. It was £2.50 I think.

Next I went to topshop and picked up some more jewellery and a lip stick.

The ring was in the sale for £2.50 and is just a beautiful turqouise stone on a thick gold ring.

I then got this necklace.

I loved this. The main reason I got it is because I was a huge fan of the sideways cross trend that went around youtube, started by the amazing lollipop26. However, I felt it was slightly over done and wanted something in the same kind of style. When I saw this I fell in love. It's a bit daintyer than the cross, but still has a wide charm linking the necklace together at the centre of the neck. The chain is quite small. This cost £5!

I also picked up a lip stick, this comes in the form of a lip crayon and is a very pretty light coral colour called COY. This cost £8. I also went into H&M and picked up an eye crayon in taupe. This is a really pretty shimmery browny colour thats great for your inner corner. This cost £2.99

here's swatches of each:

So thats it for my hall. I hope you enjoyed it. Please comment below and follow me and I will try my best to comment back and follow back.

Thanks for reading


Friday, 22 July 2011

PROACTIVE skincare update week 1

Hey Rosettes!
As promised here is my weekly review on how PROACTIVE skincare is working for me. I know a lot of you who read my previous blog post on this were interested too see how I got on with the products  so I am going to pursue my weekly blog posts regarding this until I feel necessary.

For those of you who haven't read my prior post, last Friday I started the proactive skincare routine. I have very dry sensitive skin and suffer from small amounts of acne around my lower cheeks and chin. I brough the £40.00 kit which looks like this :

Please see my other post for more details on the products.
Week 1 Progress.
After a week of sticking to a rigid routine with these products I can definitely see some improvement in my skin. My pores around my nose and t-zone feel a lot tighter and more refined, there is also a significant improvement in the evenness of my skin tone. However, I feel as if the salicylic acid in these products may be causing my skin to develop red patchs. I think as it strips away skin it is making my face look slightly more red toned around my chin and forehead. I also find that these products are more of a preventative than an immediate solution. So far they haven't really gotten rid of my spots, they have just faded naturally with time. However, I haven't noticed any new spots or blackheads, so I think seeing the ultimate results with this may take a while.
As for the products themselves they seem and feel very nice and smooth on the skin. The toner is a little strong a chemically smelling for my liking, none of the products have a particularly nice smell, and it has slightly dried my skin out, but this may be part of the natural process. The moisturisers sink into the skin easily especially after cleansing and toning and don't leave a greasy or wet residue on your skin, as you can experience with a lot of  moisurisers. My favourite product out the lot is the cleanser. Its got lots of tiny little granules that are really invigorating and help remove a lot of dry skin and dirt and leave your skin feeling significantly cleaner.
Overall, I am glad I forked out for these products. They seem to be working well, I anticipate that week 2 shall bring significantly better results than week 1 (fingers crossed)

Here's my new skin :

As you can see my skin is slightly red tinted and there is some spots around my chin. My skin around my t-zone and upper cheek is a lot smoother and refined.

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Let me know if you want more.

Au revoir

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Hey lovelies,

As it is a week since my blogging debut I thought I would do something special to commemorate this.

I think i've done quite well in my first week blogging and am really overwhelmed by the support you guys have given me.

So, Both the gorgeous Sara or Sara's here and the lovely Hannah or hannah... (please view there blogs :D) tagged me in a post which is making it's way round the blogging community. Both these girls were some of the first to view and comment on my blog, so im doing this as a little way too say thankyou and show my appreciation for how good there blogs are ♥

So now for the tag:

The Rules.
1. Thanks the person who tagged you and link back to them
2. Post seven things about yourself.
3. Pass the love to 15 bloggers.
4. Let them know they receive an award.
7 things about me
1. I have a parsons jack russell called Charlie who's a bit of a rebel but I love him to pieces.
2. I drive a tempremental 206 called bidge, she's a babe
3. I have a quote from Cicero tattood on my foot. This is because I studied him during my A level in classical civllizations. The quote is 'not for ourselves alone are we born'
4. I don't dye my hair
5. I LOVE property shows. Grand designs is like my favourite thing EVER. Kevin McCloud ♥
6. My aim in life is to own a louis vuitton handbag.
7. I want to marry Dermot O'leary or Olly Murs (if those fail, i'll stick to my boyfriend)
Name your favorite colour:
I quite like white.
I dunno whether it's classed as a colour
but my rebellious side is saying white
Name your favorite song:
My favourite all time songs are as follows:
Seal - Kiss from a Rose
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
Sugarhill gang - Rappers delight
My favourite song right now is Best thing I never had by Beyonce. Love that lady
Name your favourite dessert:
Anything significanly involving chocolate. Whether that be a brownie, a fountain or a gateux I don't mind. I just like chocolate.
Im also a fan of Waffles (not the blue kind)
What pisses you off:
Im a woman. This is a very risky question. I could write a whole page on this. But i'll keep it to a few.
When evil people scrape the knife into the butter after having toast and you end up with crappy black bits in the flora. So your marg looks less like utterly  butterly and more like frogsporn
When people stick to the speed limit even thought theres a wide open road in front of them. Not only this, but when they have a beautiful, expenisve car. If your gonna drive like that you could've saved some money and brought a milk float. Just saying
When you're upset, you:
Your favourite pet:
Black or white?
I've already answered this. Wooops
Biggest fear:
Best feature:
The kind people who commented on my last post mentioned my eyes a lot. So i'll trust their opinion and go with eyes.
Everyday attitude:
As my tattoo says 'not for ourselves alone are we born'
What is perfection:
A convertible cream Mini One with two black stripes down the front. A cream leather interior and built in satnav.
Woah, who said I was materialistic?
Apart from that, Krispy Kremes, NOM!
Guilty pleasure:
Made in Chelsea.
Just for the 'convincing' acting and the ressemblance the characters lifes have to my own *cough*cough*

I hope I haven't rambled to much.
Here are the awards I am passing out:

 Of course, Firstly Im reawarding these to the two girls that first tagged me. Sara and Hannah (links at the top of the post).

The other thirteen im tagging are:

Monday, 18 July 2011

I got a new attitude when I walk...

Hola Rosettes

This week saw the comeback of Pixie Lott, releasing her new single 'All aboutt tonight'. I have always been a massive Pixie Lott fan I love her music and her style a lot and I even went to see her at the Wolverhampton Civvic in December.

In honour of Pixie's return I decided to do a tutorial on one of her looks she wears during the video. This look contains a smokey glittery eye with a pale pink lip, one of my favourites in the video.

Here's a the video:
One thing I have to say about this video is that the person who cut her hair off or made the fatal decision to, should be shot. I loved Pixie's previous hair and boho chic style and it seems a lot of that has disappeared in her come back. Which is a tad disappointing. But I do like the song, the beats very catchy.
Heres the finished look:
The products I used were:
Primer - Gosh Velvet touch
Foundation - Revlon Photoready in 003 Shell
Concealor - Collection 2000 lasting perfection in 2
Blush - Sephora Colour play palette II
Bronzer - Bourjois Delice de Soleil in 12
Highlight - Face Brightner from Jelly pong pong wake up make up pallette

Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion
Inner corner - White from beauty UK eyeshadow collection pallet
Lid - Gun metal from Urban Decay  Naked palette.
Crease -  L&B eye shadow (no shade on packaging)
Outer corner - Creep from Urban decay Naked palette
Under eyebrow highlight - Virgin from urban decay Naked Palette
Eyebrow - Deco Dence by clinique

Lip stick - 100 by Barry M
Lip gloss - Peach Petal by Revlon

I hope you like this look. Let me know what you think of Pixie's come back and if you'd like to see more blog posts like this.

Much Love

Sunday, 17 July 2011

PROACTIVE skincare

Evening guys & dolls 

After seeing many an advert of Katy Perry flashing around her beautiful skin I decided it was time to try the Proactive skin care routine.

Another reason I decided to try this out was that after browsing the website and looking at the ingredients in the products I discovered that they contain Salicylic acid. Now this is a key ingredient in the cream I use to fight of my psoriasis, and I always find keeping my skin clear of spots whilst not causing my psoriasis to break out quite hard.

Now salicylic acid is a skin thinning ingredient, so it helps to to remove the exposed layers of skin ( not in a harsh way), so I guess this is the reason it may work for both kinds of skin impurities.

I started this routine on Friday, and am already seeing results.
My set of products look like this :
And for £39.95 I got :
120 ml Renewing cleanser
120 ml Revitalising Toner
60 ml Repairing day lotion
30 ml Repairing night lotion
28g Refining mask.

The price may sound expensive, but for the amount of product £8 each which I guess is still more than the average, but if they work it's definitely a good price.

The next kit up from this is around £60 and contains an extra moisturiser and a travel bag, so I didn't really think that one would be worth it.

So my plan is to continue following this regime and keep you guys updated on how it's going.

So to start us of I'm gonna do the unthinkable.

Here's a picture of me without make up.

Beautiful, i know :S. As you can see I have quite uneven skintone and a lot of patches of dry skin. If the picture quality was better you'd be able to see a few spots around my chin and lower cheek.

So I plan to keep you lot updated with maybe weekly posts on my progress? Let me know if you'd like that please.

So that's it for now. Im planning my next blog post to be a 'whats in my make up bag' or a review of some of my new make up. So keep seated for that.

Much love Rosettes xx

Remember that time I said I was a sucker for anything with a bow on it?

Hello Rosettes :D
So... On Friday I took (well more like dragged) my boyfriend on a shopping spree because I felt like some retail therapy and hadn't been properly shopping in a while.

Now I thought I'd brought a lot but on paper it doesn't seem much .
However, I think this may be because I splurged on one, BEAUTIFUL, Item...


So yes, I originally popped into river island to look at the sale, but ended up spending £65 on shoes (Whooooops). That sounds bad. But when you see the outstanding beauty of these shoes you will understand...

Thats just pure beauty in a shoe!
they are rather high but the pain of wearing them will most likely be worth it.

So yes. The sides are a very pale pink in suede material. The heel is black suede along with the toe and the two bows. There is a high platform on the bottom of the shoe and im guessing the heels about 4 inches maybe??

But yess, those were Definitely my favourite purchase and I can't wait to wear them out this Friday (hopefully I will OOTD for that)

On to what else I brought..
Next I popped into superdrug and picked up some make up ..

This includes:
L'oreal studio secrets high definition smoothing foundation in gold ivory - around £16
Bourjois Delice de Soleil bronxe in 12 - Around £9
Bourjois Blush in 35 Lune D'or - around £8
Volume clubbing mascara in extra black - Around £8

Im already a tad disappointed with the foundation as  you only get around 17ml of product where as usually a foundation contains around 25-30. And for the price I probably could've gone to a better brand. (Yeah, nice one Emily!). However Im already pretty impressed with the rest of the products.

Next, I went on to H&M where I picked up this cute top for 799 pennies.

In size 10 (they didn't have an 8, but hey ho)
Again with the bows theme.
I love the whole cutsey nautical theme going on with this top :D

Then I popped to primark and picked up some leggings and one of these babies
This smells and tastes delicious. NOM!

The  other stuff I brought you probably wouldn't be interested in. It basically consisted of a lot of underwear and some joggers.

But yes. I hope that was worth the wait :D

Also , hello to all my new beautiful followers!! I know I haven't been following followers back as of yet because I haven't spent a lot of time on here. But expect a new follower soon :D

Thanks for reading

Saturday, 16 July 2011


Hey loveliess,

Just wanted to apologise for not blogging for the past two days. I haven't abandoned you, do not panic!!

Hopefully I shall have my shopping spree blog up tomorrow evening!

For now I just thought I'd show where I dined this diner time *You'll get the pun in a sec*

Apparently this is from a chain of American style diners called 'OK DINER'

The food wasn't tremendously excited we had chilli fries and hot and spicy wings (stay away from the wings, the sauce tasted like iron-bru. I don't know how that happened, BUT IT DID). But they did yummy milkshakes.

So yes, Im sorry I haven't had time to do a blog, I spent yesterday working and then shopping, then today TV shopping with my father and chilling with my lovely :D (I know, stressful day eh?). Tomorrow I have work again  till mid afternoon so hopefully I'll get at least one blog posted in the evening.

I am very dedicated to this blog, but im also very dedicated to chilled weekends!! So your more likely to see more of me in the week!

Thanks for reading and keep on following.

Much love rosettes (oh yes, y'all have a name now)


Thursday, 14 July 2011

A recipe for delicious skin (concluded)

Hey guys,

so the time has officially come,

you can all rise from the edge of your seats,

what you have been waiting for for the past three days is finally here...

the concluding part to my blog on getting smooth glowing summer skin!!!  (Calm down, it's only a blog)

I only have two products left to review and my laptop battery is low so this should only be a short one(hopefully).

My first loved product is ...

The witch doctor skin treatment gel .This stuff is basically 85% witch hazel, which is extremely good for your skin. From reading the packaging the impression I got was that the product aims to form a protective layer of gel over any damaged or inperfect sections of skin whilst the witch hazel treats the affected area. Now this can be used on anything basically, ranging from spots to dry skin. What I have tended to do with it is use a thin layer over my face at night after applying my moisturizer. This allows the gel to treat any spots and inperfections overnight.

I really like this product and I think it works well. I often assosciate the witch hazel products with tea tree products simply for the natural idea between the two. However they do have extremely different outcomes. Tea tree cures spots because it's very drying on the skin and therefore causes more harm than good when used on my skin, however this is an antiseptic and the idea is not only to heal but to help sooth skin so the effects are very different.

Overall, this works fast to combat skin impurities whilst keeping skin hydrated. It doesn't use any nasty chemicals and therefore doesn't dry your skin out. I would definitely recommend this if your having a mini break out or if you are jetting off on a summer holiday and predict you might get burnt or stung in which case this is a multi tasker to cure both.
The second product is from an ever popular brand - soap & glory. This is the fab pore mask, it's designed to be used for around 15 minutes a couple of times a week and is said to minimise the appearance of pores and give your skin an overall better appearance, and i love this!!

Firstly, the product has the density and texture of a clay mask, so it is quite thick and applies easily to the face. There are also small exfoliating beads which burst under pressure releasing a mentholly smelling ingredient which helps to open pores. Whilst the mask may be of a clay consistency, it doesn't dry and crack on your skin, infact it stays quite damp and therefore keeps your skin well moisturised. After washing off the product your skin looks fresh and radiant and your pores definitely appear minimised. It also helps clear out your skin and get rid of spots.

I use this about twice a week and occasionally if im having a 'treat myself' session. I have definitely seen an improvement in my skin since using this.

And to finish off some Good News

I am going on a shopping spree tomorrow because I need a loaddd of new stuff. So hopefully I will have a few (GIANT) bags of stuff to show you guys in a blog post.

So I will talk to you then.
Thanks for reading
much love

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Dorothy Perkins SALE!!

I was a tad early for work yesterday and so took it upon  myself to do a little bit of shopping. Of course, I work in a town where the extent of shops ranges from Home bargains to Wilkinsons, so my choice was very limited. However I still had a look around.

On my little shopping adventure I popped into Dorothy Perkins to take a look at there sale and also because Im going on holiday in three weeks so thought I could add to my holiday clothes pile.

Now, I don't usually like dorothy perkins simply because I find it quite over priced and it often seems that a lot of there clothes are quite 'samey' in the sense that a lot of it is the same style repeated but in a different colour.

However, I did pick up to lovely little bargains in the sale and FINALLY picked up a decent maxi dress ( I know, about a year behind with that trend). Here are some photos of what I brought.

Im a sucker for anything with a bow on it, so this really caught my eye. The photo makes it look slightly bronze but I can assure you it's not. It looks really cute and dainty on and I very nearly brought it in silver too. This ring set me back a hole £2!!!
This pretty little bird bracelet came as part of a set. However, the earrings that came with it fell apart and there was another charm on the bracelet (a kind of plasticy looking rose) but it looked kinda tacky so I took that off, and this is the result I was left with. I know the bird itself doesn't look that great close up, but it's a really cute dainty looking bracelet and I think it looks very understated on. The original bracelet and earrings set me back a total of £3!

So I definitely had a bargain here.

My dress however cost me £36 (with a bit of student discount knocked off). But it is very worth it!

Excuse the terrible photography please. I love this dress, simply for it's array of vibrant summery colours and vivid pattern. The mixture of orange and purple shades seem to make the dress resemble a summer sunset and I think it'd be a great dress  to wear into the night. The dress also has a gorgeous fit, synching in just under the bust and so giving you a streamlined, slim figure for the summer.


P.s. I just wanted to say a big thankyou to everyone who has viewed and subscribed to this blog so far (I know theres not many of you). I am totally new to this and I really appreciate all the attention from you guys. I have a lot of things I want to get rid of and would love to get a blog sale underway but I am waiting for a few more subscribers. So please keep supporting me and recommending me to others!! I don't have a lot of time to browse through everyones blogs so please comment on a blog post with your URL and I'll be sure to follow you back

Thaanks lovelies xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Smashbox BARGAIN!!

Recently, whilst on a shopping trip I accidentally *cough cough* stumbled into my favourite shop - TK MAXX! And whilst enduring one of my ever thorough browsing sessions I stumbled upon a few bargains from Smashbox. This being a brand I had heard so much about (from the youtube community and because Lo from the Hills worked there!) and never managed to try, which is extremely surprising considering my ever expanding make up collection. So I had a look through the bits and bobs they had in stock and picked up two items which caught my eye.

I obviously was having a blond day that day (These occur 6/7 days a week) as I originally thought I had picked up an eyeshadow, when in actual fact what I had was a cream eye liner in the shade 'Putty'. None the less this was still a product I wanted to try as I had in fact never experienced a 'cream eye liner' before.

The product itself is a dark brown with an very muddy tone to it, it could be also described as quite mushroomy due to it's grey undertone.

I found the product quite hard to work with. The cream formula was almost too thick and was therefore hard to apply in a neat line without getting clumpy bits around the edges. I also found the consistency of it meant that it was hard to get an even color all the way across the lid and that the shading was inconsistent. To get an even colour you need to keep reapplying the eyeliner which results in a thick line.
Another problem with cream formulation eye liners is that they are prone to smudging and therefore do not last throughout the day. I found that within a few hours my eye liner had blended into my eyeshadow and practically dissolved.
The color of the product was also not to my liking. Simply because it wasn't rich enough and was quite dull looking. I prefer eyeliners which create some kind of impact around the eye and provide a little bit of depth and definition and this definitely didn't accomplish that.

So enough of the negatives

Smashbox definitely redeemed itself with the second product.

I had heard so much about smashbox primers in the past I just had to pick this up when I saw it.

This is Smashbox's Photo finish bronzing primer. I had never heard this variety mentioned before but had heard plenty of glowing reviews of the photo finish primer before and this definitely didn't disappoint.

The product itself comes out the bottle a very dark brown colour which may look scary at first. However, once you begin to blend in the product it
dissolves into an almost powder like substance which leaves a subtle hint of bronze on the skin. The bronze colour is a nice brown with no hints of orange at all.

The bronzer also leaves a very even finish to the skin in regards to both colour and texture, so it provides a great base for foundation.

I found that this primer is great for the summer months. It helps to brighten up your complexion by leaving you subtly bronzed. It also helps your foundation to stay in place in the heat and stops it melting off. Another personal benefit of this primer is that I don't like using self tanner on my face as I find it gives me a lot of spots and blocked pores, therefore I find this is a good primer to use after self tanning in order to give your face a bronzed glow matching that of your body .

Let me know if you have tried these products before or what you think of them below.

Thanks for reading

PROMISE (you'll watch) THIS

I know that the whole world are huge fans of Adele and that she has become widely known for her beautiful voice, however whilst on my rounds on youtube I found an absoloute beaut of a song.

This is Adele covering Cheyl Coles promise this and I just think it's absoloutly lush ! I didn't
like the song originally but Adele obviously took it to new levels! Her voice sounds so smooth and deep in this and Adele manages to make it look effortless.

I just thought this deserved to be shared with the world!!

love love LOVE Adele for this!!

A Recipe for Delicious Skin

Over the past few months I have been experimenting with lots of skin products, the overall aim being to get smooth glowy summer skin. I'm very picky when it comes to creams and lotions as my skin is dry and sensitive and I also suffer from psoriasis. Therefore, I hate anything that is full of chemicals, that smells unnatural, is to harsh on the skin and the majority of products that, if anything, make my skin worse than it naturally is.

So in my recent search for perfect glowy skin I did stumble upon four products which stood out massively for  me and really made a difference with my high maintenance skin.

The first of these products is a scrub. Now I am the biggest fan of scrubs ever. I simply love 'em!!

 Scrubs are great for dry skin as they help to buff away dead skin cells and reveal new, more hydrated layers of skin (Stating the obvious, I know!), therefore they're also great for my psoriasis (for those of you who don't know what psoriasis is, in the simplest of simple descriptions it is when your skin reproduces too quickly so you end up with patches of skin that look red and flakey as they are exposed to the elements- of course there is a lot more to it than this but it is very similar to exzema).

 I have used a lot of scrubs in the past and one problem I find with a lot of them is that some leave a greasy layer on top of your skin. I am well aware that the purpose of this is to moisturise the skin but I find that it can cause blocked pores and generally find the feel of it annoying and off putting.  So after much searching I finally found a scrub that left my skin feeling moisturised and healthy.

Scrublicious Body Scrub by Beautifully Delicious
This body scrub smells DELICIOUS and really melts into your skin. It leaves a very light layer of moisture which isn't greasy at all (hoorah!!). The other great part is that it's quite a dense and chunky scrub which means that it's quite invigorating and really buffs all that dead skin away.

 Im usually more a fan of sea salt scrubs but the smell of this combined with it's results has definitely changed my mind.  The other benefit is that it is reasonably price and can be found in supermarkets (such as asda) so you can sling it in your basket on your weekly shop .

My second product is my absoloute favourite out the lot and this has performed miricales on my skin!

Aveeno Skin relief moisturising lotion. £7.10 from Superdrug

When I first used this moisturiser I made the mistake of putting way too much on and thinking 'why on earth isn't this working?'. But after some perseverance I later found that this product very much endorses the phrase 'less is more!'. Honestly ,you only have to use the smallest amount of this on your skin for beautifully moisturised skin with a subtle glow. I use this product day and night, even though it claims to moisturise for 24 hours, to keep my skin hydrated and smooth. Another benefit of this is that it helped to even out my skin tone which is a rare quality in a moisturiser. And - if I hadn't said enough good things about this already - it is also kinda odourless, which I love. I hate moisurisers that leave you stinking of chocolate of strawberries or whatever, simply because it makes me feel dirty. It also takes away from the smell of whatever perfume your wearing. And lets face it, perfume costs way more than moisturisers. I'd sooner smell of paco rabanne than eau de Galaxy!

So to sum it up, I love this moisturiser. It's the best body moisturiser I have ever used!! It is a high price for a drugstore brand (excuse the americanism) at £7.10 for 300ml but I would definitely recommend it and considering the results you get, £7.10 is not that expensive.

I have two other products left to review. These two are glowy summer skin products for your face. However, I have rambled on a lot in this blog post and feel I should maybe leave you in a bit of suspense and anticipation as to my next post (little bit of optimism never goes a miss). So, I will be back soon to conclude this blog post.

So thats HOW for NOW!
(thumbs up for the childhood reference)

Monday, 11 July 2011

Race for Life

On the 10/07/2011 me and my boyfriends sister took part in Race for life, raising nearly £350 between us (queue the round of applause)

We originally took part in the race just for some fun and to raise a bit of money for those in need.
However, around a month before the race my Nan got rediagnosed with breast cancer and due to her age doctors have refused to operate. We have not been given details of the severity of the cancer or how long she has left. All we know is that we have to make the most of whatever time she does have!

So I can honestly say I ran every step of this race for my beautiful nan who will continue to fight this rutheless disease. It was also heartbreaking to see who everyone else was running it for. Masses upon masses of people were at our race and a fair few people were running the race for 4 or 5 relatives and some even for themselves. Seeing this definitely brought the devastation of cancer to life for me, and I honestly hope that every penny we raised helps find a cure !!

A Blogger is born!!!!

Hello guys and dolls. There is a new blogger amidst you.

After a lot of time comtemplating the idea of blogging and youtube videos, I have finally delved into the huge pool that is blogging. I am always shopping and trying out new products so have plenty of my opinions to share with y'all. I have been muchly inspired by the more popular bloggerino's out there ( im not adventurous enough or patient enough to sift through the unfound ones yet). These would include Gems maquillage, Zoella/showee, Fleurdeforce and swalkermakeup, to name but a few.

So a little bit about me.

My blogging URL maybe slightly misleading in the fact that my name is actually Emily, HOWEVER, my middle name is Rose. I chose yo use my middle name due to it's a.) slightly more unique appeal b.) Feminine connotations and c.) the fact that it is a tad more versatile than my ever so common first name.

I am a very average young woman. Im 19 and work two part time at both a promoter and caterer - unfortunatley not the most glamorous of occupations for someone who writes about Beauty! As well as my interest in Beauty I also am pursuing my interest in sociology through  starting my degree in September. My degree was postponed a year as I originally entered a social work degree and moved away and just about hated every second of the experience (not to put a negative spin on anyone heading in that direction). My pathway beyond university is unknown and unplanned!

My interests are nothing too unique either. I enjoy social networking, shopping, cooking, keeping fit and health, looking after my pooch, socializing etc.

Please bare with me as I get the hang of blogging. And please come back for more posts!!