Sunday 30 November 2014

No7 November Bronzed Eyes and Lips


I know it's been a while after I posted about four blogposts in the first week of November, but I'm back with a makeup look!

I've been planning this seasonal bronze makeup look for a while. I would call this an evening look as it's quite dramatic as there is focus on both the eyes and lips, but it depends how daring you want to be with your makeup. I love this look, and will be re-creating it lots this autumn/winter. Hope you enjoy...

The first step is obviously to apply moisturiser (I have used the Naturally Radiant Brightening Day Cream with spf 15 by Superdrug). I then applied vaseline to my lips just soften them before applying lipstick as you don't want your lips to be dry and flaky underneath!

Next, I just did my face using my Garnier BB cream, collection concealer, stay matte powder and then lightly filled in my brows with Nooner in the Naked 3 palette.

Now to eyes! I used an eyeshadow by No7 in 65/truffle as a base. I put it all over my lid and crease and then blended and smoked it out towards my brow bone. I also took lightly under the outer half of my lower lash-line.

Then in the middle of my lid, I applied MUA's Fiery, a bronzey-orange colour like the name suggests. Afterwards, I lightly brushed MUA's Devotion, a yellowy-gold, in the inner corner of my lid and along the inner half of my lower lash-line.

In my crease, I gently brushed a small amount of Naked 3 Black Heart (carbon black with red flecks) and blended, blended, blended towards the middle of my lid. I then reapplied Truffle to the middle of my lid.

As a brow bone highlight, I used Strange from my Naked 3 palette, and then finished off my eyes with a brown No7 eyeliner along my waterline, and then mascara (I used Miss Sporty's Fabulous Lash Xtra  Black and Does It All 5 In 1 by Collection).

To complete the look, I used a lipstick by No7 in Plum Beautiful/30, which is a bronzey, shimmery, almost metallic colour with hints of purple. I have been wearing it almost everyday lately; I love it!

That is the finished look, if you recreate this, comment down below and let me know! Please keep reading more of my blog, the archive is on the right :)

Have a good day, 

Rosie x

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Remember, Remember the 5th of November


So you may or may not know - depending on where you live in the world - that the 5th of November is a significant day in the year in the UK... Not hugely significant like Christmas, but it's celebrated by most, like pancake day or Halloween.

 It's known as Bonfire Night, Fireworks Night, or Guy Fawkes Night, because back in England 1605, Guy Fawkes hatched a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London and everyone inside. Luckily, the Gunpowder Plot was uncovered, saving King James I and many others. 
Today, people remember what happened by letting off fireworks (just in the garden or going to magnificent displays), waving sparklers or lighting large bonfires with a Guy in the middle and then watching it all happen, wrapped up cosy and warm. Traditional bonfire food is also eaten, like bangers and mash, toffee apples and steaming puddings.

When I googled which countries celebrated Bonfire Night, it came up with the UK (obviously), Australia, Canada and New Zealand, but let me know in the comments if you do too, wherever you are in the world.
 I live in the UK and I like celebrating Bonfire Night, so now I have some photos to show you what I do. Hope you enjoy...

Rosie x

Book Worm Wednesday: October's Books


I have done more reading this month; I have four books to recommend today. 
Let's get right into it!

Invisible Threads by Annie and Maria Dalton
I really enjoyed this book - the story is written from two different POVs, which run alongside each other, and are interlinked. Both are from 16 year old girls, one who is a mother and has had too much freedom and neglect in her life, and the other is an adopted girl that feels she has the strictest, fussiest parents in the world.  Because of this, she decides she wants to find her real mum, but it's not as easy as she thinks.
This is a story of loss and letting go, and I would definitely recommend it!
Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy
Whispers of fear spread through town when the people question what really happened to a poor young girl after she disappeared, but only Alice Tully truly knows what happened. The girl was murdered by Jennifer Jones...
 Alice has a secret herself, so deep and dark, no one must know. When Alice's secret begins to haunt her, she finds herself looking back on her childhood, and questioning what really drove Jennifer Jones to commit such a terrible crime... 
If you ever have the opportunity to read this book, I suggest you do!

Day 21 by Kass Morgan
So you may remember that a couple of months ago, I read the 100 by Kass Morgan, which is one of my favourite books I've ever read. I got the sequel from the library, and it did not disappoint. I read it in a day.
The situation is bad in the camp on Earth; several people have fallen ill or died, and it seems a coincidence when a mystery girl is caught spying on them. Once she is taken hostage, the group discover that she is in fact an Earthborn - some people never left after the war...
Day 21 holds just as much action and suspense as The 100, and I loved it just as much! The story ended on a cliff-hanger again, so I am hoping that there will be a third story. 
Read it ASAP, 5 stars!

The Vampire Diaries Volume 1: The Awakening and The Struggle by L J Smith
My most recent read is Volume 1 of The Vampire Diaries (TVD). I am a big fan of Twilight, and so I wasn't sure what to expect when I read TVD, but I have to say it was totally different! TVD was definitely a lot spookier and did creep me out once or twice!
Elena Gilbert is used to having her own way, so when she is blanked by new boy Stefan, she is outraged. Rivalry with her best friend Caroline gets out of hand, so when Elena and Stefan begin talking and start a relationship, Caroline tries to do everything she can to end it.
Soon, Caroline is the least of Elena's worries when there have been several murders in town, and all evidence points to Stefan. Elena knows it's not Stefan, but in fact his shadow, the  dark force that seems to be everywhere, taking her life and ripping it apart.
Definitely add this book to your reading list!

I hope you have found some good reads since I have begun this monthly post, and will continue to in the future! Thanks for reading,

Rosie x


Sunday 2 November 2014

October Favourites

Hi :)

So today I thought I would write an October Favourites post to tell you about the things I have been loving this month, as I always love to see these sorts of posts and videos from others.

My favourite thing from October has to be my new eyeshadow palette, Naked 3 by Urban Decay. It has 10 different colours in a range of pink gold shades. My favourites are 'Dust', 'Buzz', 'Factory' and 'Darkside'. All of the colours are really pigmented and you can create so many different looks from it. I love it!
My next favourite is Divergent, the DVD. I watched it at friends house in back in September, and thought it was the best film ever. I was so happy to get it for my birthday at the beginning of October and I have watched it loads since. I'm sure most of you have heard of it, but if you haven't, it's all about a girl named Beatrice living in futuristic Chicago after a nuclear war. Society is divided into 5 factions based on human nature and now Beatrice must make that decision about which faction to live in. It will change her life. However, after taking the test that will guide her decision, a shocking discovery is made; Beatrice has a dangerous secret that no one can know about...
My third favourite is the 'Foam Call' bath and shower cream by Soap & Glory. It smells divine and zingy, like oranges and limes, and is immensely creamy and moisturiZING. It's really refreshing, and leaves my skin feeling so lovely. Next time you see it, go and give it a sniff!
Another favourite is a new scarf from New Look I got from a friend. It's a black and white dog tooth pattern, so it goes with a lot! It's really soft and cosy because it's sort of over-sized. I will be wearing it so much in the coming months to keep warm!
Is it weird to do a song favourite? Because I have one - 'Ugly Heart' by G.R.L. It's been on repeat for most of the month! I think it's a great song with such a good beat and the lyrics actually have such a good meaning to them. Ooh and I also love 'Bang Bang' by Jessie, Ariana and Nicki - super catchy!

My last favourite is a little perfume I also got for my birthday called 'Just Pink' by Next. I don't really know how to describe the scent, other than it's fresh and pretty - maybe slightly floral? The packaging is also very cute with a pink gold lid :)

So those are the 6 things in particular that I have been loving in October. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed it!

Rosie x
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