The Autumn Tag πŸ

I love Autumn, cool crisp mornings, foggy horizons, colourful crunchy leaves, candles and all things cosy. 

I thought it would be fun to do another ‘tag’ post as I feel like thise are quite fun to write and read! & they reveal a bit more about the person writing them, Me!

So without further ado, here is my Autumn tag πŸ‚

8 questions, here we go!

1. Favourite Autumnal lipstick:
πŸ’„I have recently discovered my little collection of berry toned lip products ready for this season (see below)

My favourite berry lip is the Bourjois Rouge Velvet liquid lipstick in the shade ” perfect for this season. 

For a more ‘everyday look’ I picked up a lovely nude with a purple tinge to it from Ptimark, its a bit more understated but still really pretty. 


2.
Favourite Autumnal scent:  I really love candles at this time of the year, they are just so cosy and I have a couple at home that I’m really enjoying. One is a vanilla cupcake candle which has a strong scent of vanilla and gives off cosy baking vibes ✌ The other is all about the berries, sweet and warming, 

I also picked up this beautiful candle holder/jar from TK Maxx last Autumn and I’ve got it out again. I love the Autumn leaf pattern, the colours look lovely when a candle is lit inside.

3. Favourite Autumn clothing: It has to be cosy jumpers, without a doubt! The obsession is real and I have added a few new ones to my collection this year, because can you ever have too many aye, whose with me?!

I also LOVE cosy pjs! Something that will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me well. I picked up a super cute pair from Sainsbury’s with this lovely woodland animal/ Autumn theme, adorable. Is there anything cuter than an animal dressed in knitwear… (nope!) 🐿🌰

…told you! (Adorable) 

4. Favourite thing about Autumn: The refreshing, crisp air (especially in the morning!) and definatly the colours πŸ‚πŸ The trees just look beautiful and they always make me smile, stop  and look.    

5.  Favourite seasonal beverage? I have been loooooving Options hot chocolate sachets recently, especially now that its much colder. My favourite flavours are the Strawberry and Chocolate Orange ones πŸ‘Œ 

& they are great if you follow the Slimming World plan as I do πŸ‘πŸ» Sachets range from 1-2.5 syns.

6. Favourite skincare products: I am loving my new moisturiser that I picked up a couple of weeks ago, its the Neutrogena Hydro boost gel cream. I have combination skin and this is so hydrating and perfect for using before bed. The colder weather isn’t great for dry skin so I hope this keeps my skin in tip top shape.

I’m also super interested in The Body Shops new range ‘Vanilla Pumpkin ‘ it sounds AMAZING, really Autumnal and I’m hoping to pick up something soon. πŸŽƒ

7. Favourite accessories: It has to be my Black watch scarf  (no idea what I’m talking about?!? Yeah, don’t worry I didn’t know the technial name for the green/navy tartan but there yaaa go!) 

I’m also loving my Mustard coloured scarf that my Auntie got me.

I LOVE bobble hats 😁 They are soooo cosy and look super cute & casu’ with any Autumnal outfit. The perfect Autumn accessory. 

Zoella has brought out a bobble hat in her new Zoella Lifestyle range, It’s grey with a bottle green bobble (fave colour alert!) So I can’t wait to pick that up. 

8. Favourite Autumnal nail varnish:  Some of my favourite nail varnish shades are dark bottle green, copper, red, burgundy and anything quite grungy and dark. A specific fave is a berry toned one by Barry M, the shade is ‘Raspberry’ and it’s my ultimate nail colour, and one of their classics.

I hope you enjoyed that guys!
See you again soon for something Halloween themed, let’s get spooky πŸŽƒ

Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚

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Blogiversary no2 πŸŽ‰

So Sunday (the 8th October) marked two years since I started my blog, TWO!! Where has that time gone?!? 
As most of you who have followed my blog from the beginning will know I started my blog to document our wedding planning, wahhhh it seems so long ago now!! (if your new, Hey! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ) 

I never thought I would be someone who wrote a blog, I thought it was something other people did, ‘cool’ people (whatever cool is these days)

My twin sister Sarah had her blog and she really enjoyed it, I was sceptical but I gave it a go and it turned out to be a hobby I would come to really enjoy. I love that I can look back at moments in my life, recipes I’ve made, shopping sprees I’ve been on and just the things that I’ve been loving over the years, many of which I might have forgotten if it wasnt for them being documented in my own little space.

I’m especially pleased that I documented our wedding planning, as anyone who has got married will know, it all goes very quickly so I will always have that to look back on and remind me of that v.stressful, but fun process, the decisions we made that got us to that special day and just little things that I may not remember forever but will make me smile when I read them back.

A blog has such potential, so if your thinking of doing it, do! Just go for it. Don’t be afraid of what others will think of your writing, it’s yours to make of it what you wish and you’ll never please everyone (Why would you want to anyway, some people are d**ks) + It’s good fun πŸ‘πŸ» 

Here’s to many more years here at Roseanne’s s Blog!

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Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚

September/October Wishlist β˜„

Here are some things that Ive been loving these last couple of months! From clothes, make up and shoes. I’m hoping to get my hands on a few of these items over the coming months. 

I’ll include a list of the items and where you can get them from! 

Enjoy β˜„

Blush pink jacket, Boohoo Β£18
Dusky pink pinafore, Primark Β£12

Nike trainers, Sports Direct Β£33.99

Slim coat in Texture, Asia Β£38.50

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Make up, Selfie Lash Mascara in black, Selfie brow pencil in fair, Contour stick in light/medium & Illuminating powder in ‘Champagne Sorbet’ Superdrug, from Β£6.99

Harry Potter Gryffindor Onesie, Primark from Β£8

Gold hoop earrings, Primark Β£1.50

6pk of rings, Primark Β£2.50 

Bee pumps, Primark Β£8

Cosy Mustard jumper with oversized sleeve, Primark Β£13

Oversized distressed denimn jacket, Boohoo Β£24 

Cath Kidson crescent rose foldaway overnight bag in the shade Tempting slate, Cath Kidson Β£45 

Boucle cardigan, Primark Β£13 

Short coat Dogtooth pattern, H&M Β£59.99

Jacquard-weave coat, H&M Β£89.99

Autumn/Winter decoration, Primark Β£3
Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚

οΏΌPets πŸ’š

Pets make a great addition to any family, they are someone to cuddle, someone to talk to, someone to look after, someone to love. 

This probably seems like a really random blog post but I started this blog to document one of the most important days of my life (our wedding) and since then I have found it my place to write about the things I like, that make me, me as well as the things that are important to me in my life. 

We have two pets, both guinea pigs, brothers in fact, they are called Remus and Captain. I named Remus after the Harry Potter Character Remus Lupin and Tim chose the name Captain.My favourite things about having them as our pets are the following; feeding them and seeing their delight when they have a tasty treat, giving them a cuddle & a stroke and hearing them squeaking whenever i open the door after a day at work (or when anyone opens the fridge)

My nephew Noah has become more fascinated by the guinea pigs as he has got older, hes grown up with them. He always comes into the lounge and sees them, asks where they are if they are hiding and helps me to feed them too. 

Unfortunately yesterday (Saturday 23rd September) was a very sad day as we lost Remus 😭 He was a such a cool guinea pig & quite a character too! We’ll miss him loads, (especially Cappers). He had been ill and appeared to get better but such is the problem with small pets such as Guinea pigs, they often mask their illness. I just hope he is comfortable wherever he is now.

He was a big part of our lives! Him and Captain were our first pets that we bought together after moving in with each other 3 years or so ago when they were just 8 weeks old.

Pet’s really do leave a special mark on your heart πŸ’š I’m glad we’ve still go Captain and we will always have the lovely memories of our awesome, funny, adorable Remus 🐹

RIP buddy xxx
Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Victoria Sponge Birthday Cake recipe πŸŽ‚

Hi guys πŸ–‘

So I took to Twitter last week to see what you guys would like to see in my next blog post, And food won! 

This coincided with the making of my Mum’s birthday cake, her birthday was on sundayy, so I thought that, that could be the focus of this blog post because, who doesn’t love a good cake let’s be honest πŸ‘

I used a Mary Berry recipe from the BBC food website, although she isn’t on the GBBO anymore (still hurts) she is still the queen of baking πŸ‘‘

  • INGREDIENTS 
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar, plus a little extra for dusting the finished cake
  • 225g/8oz self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 225g/8oz baking spread, margarine or softbutter at room temperature, plus a little extra to grease the tins

Let’s take a look! 

My sponges aren’t very neat, but they tasted good!! 

Next up! Jam & buttercream…

Voila! Mum chose fudge pieces and white chocolate as her toppings…

The finished cake, it’s quite a beast. Not perfect but I was really pleased with the rise of the sponges and the taste.

Top tip: Let the sponges cool before pulling off the baking parchment from the bottom of the sponges!

Mary Berrys Perfect Victoria Sponge!

Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚

New fave Lush product πŸ›€

‘Somewhere between hot pudding, dripping in caramel, and crunchy cinder toffee, for the most luxurious of washes.’

It smells A-MAZ-ING.

I’m not usually a soap user to be honest, I see it as a bit of an old fashioned method of cleaning, it’s all about shower gel these days isn’t it really?!

However, I challenge anyone to walk past this in Lush and not stop! I didn’t even go in to buy it but, as I walked past, the scent of it filled my nostrils and I had to find out what it was. 

It has a lovely creamy, honeycomb scent that stays on your skin throughout the day! I keep getting whiffs of it as I walk around work and it’s great.

You feel lovely and clean and a bit pampered too, move over Dove!

It costs Β£4.25 for 100g and the pre wrapped piece I picked up was about that price, although it’s great that you can pick and choose the size of your chunk. 

This will definatly be on my stocking filler list this year. 

100% check this out next time your in Lush πŸ‘Œ

Lush faves/recommendations??

Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Happy 1st birthday Casey James🎈

So on the 24th August my littlest nephew Casey turned one! SERIOUSLY!?! Where did that year go?! 

Now you may or may not know, that I was one of my twin sister’s birthing partners (with her husband Dan) so I actually watched little Casey come into this world. He’s changed so much in this first year and he has a real cheeky personality of his own. He’s funny, clumsy, cute and just a really smiley little sausage that can melt your heart with one look πŸ’™ 

On Sunday we had a family birthday party to celebrate and I thought I would share some snaps from the day.

We started off with opening the presents. Me & Tim had already given him a few on his actual birthday but saved his main present for the party, that being the activity table you can see in the photos. He seemed to really enjoy it 😊

After we had tucked into some party food & of course cake! (Which I made!) with a lovely rendition of Happy birthday, we decided to head out for a bit of fresh air. It was a really hot day.

We walked to a nearby pub to have a drink in the sunshine.

We found a lovely table outside and just chatted and enjoyed the lovely weather whilst catching up.

Infact we spent so long there we decided, why not stay a bit longer! & We all got something to eat. 

They do a delicious carvery at this pub with all the trimmings and it being a Sunday it would have been rude not to aye?! Lovely.

Casey seemed to have a fun day, lots of cuddles & smiles all round. So much fun intact that he needed a little nap inbetween 😴

Happy 1st Birthday Casey James πŸ’™ Lots of love Auntie Ro Ro & Uncle TT

Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

My fave lip products πŸ’„

Hi guys! πŸ‘‹

I havnt done a beauty inspired blog post for agesssss and those are some of my favourite ones to read (& write!) 

Because it’s the summer holidays I have had a bit more time to do my make up and I have re-discovered my love of lip products. They are fab! whether it’s a pop of colour with a vibrant red lip, a nude everyday lip or a pretty pink lip, I just love how they bring your make up look to life, that perfect finishing touch πŸ‘Œ

So, without further ado…here are my faves!

1. Bourjois Rouge Velvet liquid lipstick in the shade, Nudist.

This is by far (in my opinion of course, I know everyone won’t agree & I havnt tried them all) the best high street liquid lipstick and I’ll tell you for why… 1. The product is creamy and therefore applies sooo nicely, 2. It is so moisturising on your lips and doesnt dry them out at all but leaves a lovely matte finish & 3. The range is just brilliant!! Cute sized packaging (perfect for a handbag!) Soooo many different shades to choose from and they are a  bargin at Β£8.99 #highstreetwinning

2. Tanya Burr cosmetics Lipstick in the shade, Pink Cocoa.

This is one of the only creme lip sticks I have found that actually feels and looks good every time you apply it. It’s glossy and soooo moisturising on your lips, the colour is a beautiful nudey-pink and it’s just perfect for everyday OR evening. Its just so comfortable to wear, a great product, soooo good. (Can you tell I love it!?!🀣  Ps: Did I mention it’s only Β£6.99 (I know right!)  

A close second from Tanyas lipstick range is her red lipstick πŸ’‹ ‘Big kiss’ it’s great for the evening (& the day if I’m feeling brave)

3. YSL Kiss & Blush

For those of you who have followed my blog from day one (wedding planning ahhh!) Then you may remember that I bought this product especially for my wedding, to wear on my lips and cheeks. 

It was the perfect pretty, pinky & natural colour for our big day πŸ’Ÿ and I still love it today. 

Although this lipstick dries matte it isn’t drying on your lips at all, (seriously is there anything worse when you get a new lip product, v annoying). It’s also super pigmented and very long lasting. 

So, those are just a few of my faves ✌

Which lip products do you guys love? Recommendations pleaseee 😊

Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚

 

Homeware haul

Who else loves a bit of home decor?! Its great, right! We have been doing a lot of sorting out in our flat recently and upgrading the furniture etc that was looking a bit tatty and so on. 

Are all the things we’ve bought essential, no? Is it all pretty & lovely and just super cool, obv!!! 

So I thought I would share with you the bits we picked up, big and small. I will include as much info as poss.

-Lets take a look-

β˜† Silver bowl light Β£10- B&M
β˜† Oak toybox reduced to Β£9.99- B&M
β˜† Red curtains Β£5 for the pair- B&M
β˜† White bathroom mirror Β£15- B&M
β˜† Cream heart over door hooks Β£3.99- B&M
β˜† Red glass jars with clip lids Β£1 each- B&M
β˜† Glass mug Β£1.49- B&M
β˜† Tall latte glass Β£1.49- B&M
β˜† Purple glass Β£2.99- B&M
β˜† Oak toybox reduced to Β£9.99- B&M
β˜† Teabag holder 79p- B&M
β˜† White picture frames, pack of 3 Β£3.99-B&M
β˜† Duvet set, double reduced to Β£8.99- The Range
β˜† Set of 2 accessory hangers, grey Β£1.99
β˜†Grey tones ball fairy lights Β£4.99- B&M

Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚

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OOTD: Casual layered lookΒ 

Hi guys! πŸ‘

My outfit of the day post was quite popular last time (thanks for the love guys!) So I thought I would do another one for you. 

I love writing these posts as clothes are one of my fave things, shopping counts as a hobby right?! (Albeit it a v.expensive hobby) 

This is quite a casual look that I popped on to go to the cinema yesterday and I felt like this was quite cool but comfy too (always a winner in my book!!)

I think the accessories really make this outfit and it’s just a great outfit for everyday for those cooler “summer” days (or chilled out evenings) in the UK!

I’ll include as much information about the clothes/accessories etc as I can πŸ‘

Khaki Camo bomber jacket Β£10, Primark 

Mom jeans Β£5, Primark

Stripey tee Β£6, Primark 

Choker Pack of 5 Β£8, Boohoo

Belt Β£4, Boohoo

Shoes Β£6, Primark 

Pointless blog hoodie, The creator store Β£19.99

Badges, Β£6 inc postage, EBay 

Total price: Β£64.99


Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚
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