Saturday, 28 May 2016

A Pointless Fringe Blog






For the last while l've been thinking of doing something different with my hair. So last week l finally took the plunge and got my sister to give me a fringe , l love it , it makes me look younger and slimmer .. So here are some pictures of it , l'd love to know what you think of it?




Loving this new look 

Lots of Love

Rose 

xxx

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Is Too Faced's Chocolate Bar Better than an Urban Decay Palette ?? ''First Impressions''



So my lovely husband Stephen bought this for me as a late birthday present. I've been thinking of trying something  from too faced for ages but when your like me spending that kind of money on something  when you don't know what its like is a little scary. l know there are people who can spend more than that but I'm a poor person haha  but I took the plunge and put it on my list for my husband. It arrived in the post a few days ago and l was so excited  when I saw the courier man arriving with a little parcel for me .. So on to my first impressions..



So lt comes in that lovely box above and l love it , lt kind of looks like a chocolate bar wrapper. At the back it has all of the ingredients of the eye shadows and lt also shows all the names of it as shown in this picture. I think it looks so cute and girly. On to the actual palette it's brown like a chocolate bar and has raised letters. lt also has a tin like feel to it and has a magnatic closure to keep it closed which is great makes it more secure. I've heard recently that the older packaging was much thicker than this so l'm glad l got the new one which is more slimline , the same as the semi sweet.

As you open the palette you will have 16 shades with their names under each one , l know the older version of the palette had a plastic insert with the names on it so l'm glad they actually printed the names under each one on to the palette makes life so much easier. So these shades range from mattes, shimmer glitters and you also have two highlighters . I've only tried these a few times but my first impressions of these are that they are very extremly pigmented so be careful when you are applying them. 



Swatches  

(Left to Right) 





 Champagne Truffle 
Cherry Cordial 
Haute Chocolate 
Créme Brulee 
Hazelnut 



Amaretto 
Strawberry Bon Bon 
Candied Violet
Semi-Sweet 
Marizpan 
Salted Caramel 








Triple Fudge 
Black Forest Truffle 
Milk Chocolate 
White Chocolate 
Gilded Ganache 













What surprised me that there was no fall out for the amount of pigmentation you get. Another plus so far with this palette is that they are so easy to blend , great for  the base and transitions in the crease. 
The highlighter l've used so far is champagne truffle , lts so nice . its a pinkish highlighter with a gold sheen. I can't wait to try this for valentine's day. I would describe this palette as a very warm toned palette especially with all the browns and golds. So lf you like warm toned palettes this one might be for you. 

So what are my first impressions ...  l loved the box more than the outside of the palette , l understand that they were trying to make it look like a chocolate bar but l wish they did it in a different colour like even white would be nice , brown makes it look dull and boring.I think the smell of this palette really smells like chocolate and l love chocolate. The shades in this palette are my type of shades, l'm pale so l like shades that warm up my face . These eyeshadows are very pigmented , easy to blend , no fall out which l'm so glad about because l hate when l got the Gwen Stefani from Urban Decay there was a good bit of fall out from some of their shades and it really annoyed me. So far l'm loving too faced a lot more than Urban Decay so let me ask you do you think Too Faced is better than Urban Decay and is Urban Decay Overrated ? 


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Thank you so much for reading this blog and l hope you liked it 

Lots of Love 
Rose 
xxx

Thursday, 19 May 2016

RIP Marme - My Beautiful Little Monkey


Sadly on the 7th of April , we lost our cat Marme to Feline Leukemia. Feline Leukemia is a common virus that infects cats through nasal secretions or other bodily fluids and causes lots of diseases, it is one of the causes of cancer in cats.
 We didn't know she even had it until it was too late,she was perfectly healthily until the last two weeks before she died. 

We got Marme from my best friend , she was a gorgeous little kitten , very friendly and loved her cuddles. Marme got along with everyone , she never hissed or attacked anyone which was very strange, she was a little darling and we loved her very much. Marme will be missed a lot. As she grew up she became a very shy cat but still lovely , her and amy didn't get along that well but she got along with Sheldon. She was a funny little cat , she loved to chase her tail , push the other cats out of their box and cuddle into sheldon. 

She was such a good cat and we will miss her so much , its so quiet now without her in the house .

We love you Marme 

RIP XXX 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

''These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things''

 I've got so many things that l've enjoyed during the last few weeks but lf l shared all of them you'd get bored so l'm going to share a few of my favourite things . 

 

Food




l've started eating breakfast in the morning again and l've turned to cereal and that is Fruit n Fibre , l used to love it as a child and l now remember why and on the plus side its great for you :) I also love to slice a banana over it too.









Okay so that's the healthy favourite, now on to the not so healthy , l love my galaxy chocolate. I prefer it over most kinds. lt's like heaven in a bar, it is so creamy but l wish it wasn't so bad for you ''sad face''...








Beauty 


 My favourite foundation is the studio artist foundation from Oriflame , l bought this last year and I've never used it as much as l have this month. It's a very liquidity foundation and its a medium coverage foundation that covers my blemishes and any discolouration l might have. It's also very hydrating and It feels like l have nothing on , going to have to buy another one of these if they still have them lets hope they do :) 






I love this one and use it all the time and its the wake me up concealer from Rimmel , l had the foundation but l really love this concealer , lts easy to blend and hides spots really well . 


Two eyeshadow palettes that are currently my favourites are the Gwen Stefani  from Urban Decay that l bought myself for my birthday and the Naturally yours from Zoeva , both are brilliant palettes.



The gwen stefani palette has shades that you could use for all occasions with mattes , shimmers and satins while the Naturally yours palette is brilliant for daytime and you may be able to get one or two looks for night but lt has lots of mattes and one or two shimmers.




Randoms 




One of my randoms is my new dresser l got , well its not new my sister was giving away her old one so she gave it to me , l love it and l actually have somewhere to store all of my make up and a place to sit at while l do it. I love the older style of dressers :) 









The finale just aired this week of this Show and l'm so sad , Jane the Virgin is something l watch every week . I actually find Jane a bit annoying , shes all about me and l find when she does something wrong everyone forgives her but when its the other way round she gets in a strop but l love all of the other characters , my favourites characters are Petra , Rafeal and Rogelio , he is so funny. I would class this as a rom com/ comedy definitely recommend this .







Loving the series Fear the Walking Dead, l love how it shows you from the beginning of the apocalypse. The interesting parts to me is how they survive and protect themselves . I do however find some of the characters a bit stupid but you'll get that in every show. Would love to know lf any of ye watch Fear the Walking Dead and what do you think of it?




The last of my favourites is the game Candy Crush , loving this game so much , l've been playing it for two years and l'm on level 573.


  l just have found myself playing it a lot more than usual. These games should come with a warning , they are so addictive.



So these are my favourites lately , I would love to know what your favourites are ? let me know in the comments below :) 

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Lots of Love 

Rose xxx 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Lose Weight with this Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe // Slimming world recipe



Ingredients 




300g of lean mince 

1 can of chopped tomatoes 

1 stick of celery 

1 packet of mushrooms
1 onion
1 red pepper
1 medium carrot
1/2 pint of beef stock 
2 cloves of garlic 




Recipe 



  1. Prepare vegetables by dicing carrots, mushrooms,red pepper and celery, grate the cloves of garlic.
  2. Fry the mince until cooked and add the mushrooms, onions and garlic.
  3. Then add the carrots, red pepper and celery
  4. When half way there add your stock and chopped tomatoes 
  5. Leave the bolognese on a low heat while regularly stirring 
  6. Serve with some spaghetti and parmesan cheese

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Thank you so much for reading my blogs 

Lots of Love 

Rose xx





Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Burn Away Fat Chilli Con Carne Recipe // Slimming World Syn Free Recipe



Ingredients 

300g of Lean Mince
1/2 pint of Beef stock 
1 can of kidney beans
1 can of chopped tomatoes 
1 tbsp of Tomato puree
1 red onion
Mushroom 
2 medium carrots 
1 red bell pepper
1 clove of garlic 
1tsp Cumin 
1tsp Cinnamon
1tsp Chilli powder
Salt 



Recipe

  1. Prepare your veg by slicing your mushrooms and onions , chopping your carrots and peppers into chunks and mince your garlic .
  2. Start by heating a frying pan with a tsp of olive oil and add your carrots & mince to the hot pan. 
  3. As the mince is cooking add your onion,garlic and mushrooms.
  4.  lf you are planning on cooking rice l would put on the saucepan of water for the rice while your mince is cooking.
  5. As your carrots soften add your chopped tomatoes and stir well.
  6. Make up your beef stock with a half a pint of water and add a tablespoon of tomato puree to it and stir well until dissolved.
  7. Pour in the beef stock with the puree in it.
  8. As the the sauce thickens l would add 1 tsp of cumin,1 tsp of chilli powder and half a tsp of cinnamon with a pinch of salt.
  9. Next l would add the kidney beans and l would then taste to see you need to add anymore spices to it , then simmer until everything is cooked.
  10. Serve on a bed of rice 

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Lots of Love 

Rose xxx