Bank holiday blogΒ 

So as you will know we had a bank holiday at the beginning of the week, a long weekend = happy Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

Here’s what I got up to..

Friday evening 

 Me & my sister Sarah went to a Crumble magic party. It’s the same premise as body shop parties just with Crumble magic products.

Crumble magic is one of Sarahs in laws business and the candles she makes smell incredible. They are essentially ‘creative candle scents’ 

I love candles & smellies so I was in heaven 😍 

My favourite scent that I picked up was the divine ‘Strawberry lemonade’ it smells lush and like real fizzy lemonade. I can’t wait to burn this one πŸ‘Œ

Check out Crumble magic on facebook or online here

Saturday

We had a chilled out Saturday which is always a winner. Tim was off to the football with my dad so I went to watch ‘The BFG’ at our local Cineworld. I have been wanting to see this for a while so before it went out of the cinema I thought I’d go. 

I really enjoyed the film, although it is definitely aimed more at children! (Big kid right here πŸ™Œ) It was a lovely representation of the book & funny too.

In the evening we went to our friends house for dinner & games. They have recently moved into their new place so it was lovely to see it & see how they are getting on with decorating. Their house is so lovely 🏑

Dinner was a delicious home cooked Shepards pie & afterwards we played a game of ‘Scotland Yard’.

All in all a great Saturday πŸ‘

Sunday

On Sunday we had a busy but fun day. We started off by taking part in the Bubble run at one of the local parks, the course is 5K and included bubble/foam stations along the way!

It was lots of fun! The run was in aid of St Elizabeth hospice, so it was nice to do a bit of good too πŸ™‚

At 6 we went to the new trampolining place that has opened on Cardinal Park, it’s called Flux.

We went here with Tim’s work friends and had a great time, it was a bit different & a fun way to exercise too. I can’t wait to go back!

Afterwards we all went to Nandos for dinner, always a winner with me πŸ“πŸ—

Monday

Monday was a lovely family day. My Auntie had come down to see this little fella…

This is Casey James Parker, my new nephewβ™‘  24.08.16 9.53am 8lb 10.5oz

He is a beauty & I was lucky enough to witness him come into the world.

Lots of cuddles all round πŸ™‚

We took Noah & Casey for a walk to the park in the afternoon & then stopped off for dinner at KFC on the way home. I havnt had it in ages so it was a nice treat & Noah certainly enjoyed himself…

I hope you all had a fab bank holiday, roll on the next one πŸ˜‰

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

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HUGE Make up Haul💄

Recently I have been on a couple of spending sprees and this is the result…

🙈😍💄

I’m going to list the products I bought by the brand, including prices and pictures!

REVOLUTION 

  • Revolution focus & Fix in the shade ‘Light-Medium’ Β£2.50

This primer makes the application and stay of your eyeshadow fantastic, I’d definatly recommend it 👌

  • Revolution blush palette ‘Blush goddess’ Β£6.00

Here’s a swatch of some of the colours.

This palette has some lovely pale pinks & irredescent shades to add a lovely shimmer.

  • Revolution blush palette ‘Blush queen’ Β£6.00

Here’s a swatch of some of the colours.

This palette has lots of lovely different pinky shades from light to bright 💟

  • Revolution Pro fix Oil Control Fixing Spray Β£5.00

This is fab for making your make up last longer 👍

  • Revolution Bronze Shimmer Highlight Β£4

  • Revolution Focus & Fix eyebrow kit in the shade ‘medium’ Β£2.50

This set comes with 3 different tones and a brow gel.

BOURJOIS

  • Bourjois Paris blusher, shade no 74 ‘Rose Ambre’ Β£7.99

  • Bourjois Rouge edition Velvet in shade no 10 ‘Don’t pink of it’ Shade no 11 ‘So Hap’pink’ & Shade no 12 ‘Beau Brum’ Β£8.99 each.

The top swatch is shade no 9, the middle swatch is shade no 10 & the bottom swatch is Shade no 11.

  • Bourjois radiance reveal concealor in the shade ‘Ivory’ Β£7.99

I chose this shade because I watched one of Zoella’s blogs where she recommended this for brightening  under the eyes and suggested getting a lighter shade than you would usually use on other areas of your face.

MAYBELLINE 

  • Maybelline colour tattoo 24 he creme eyeshadow in the shade 65 ‘Pink gold’ Β£4.99

  • Maybelline brow satin in the shade ‘Medium brown’ Β£5.99

This is the best brow product that I have found so far 👌 The pencil is great for shaping & the sponged end fills in really well.

MAC

  • MAC matte lipstick in the shades ‘Pink Plaid’ (top) & ‘Please Me’ (bottom) Both retail at Β£15 although I got my Pink Plaid from duty free so it cost me Β£12.50

Here is a swatch of the colours! The top swatch is Pink plaid & the bottom swatch is Please Me. 

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

  • Colour chameleon eyeshadow pencil in the shade ‘Champagne diamonds’ Β£19

I chose this shade as it is designed for people with blue eyes, to make them stand out. This is great for applying all over the lid & crease of the eye.

Here is a swatch of the colour ‘Champagne diamonds 

  • Charlotte Tilbury legendary lashes Β£25

This was actually a free sample when I brought the Colour chameleon, I thought if include it though as it’s a nice size bottle. I’ve included the price you would pay for a full size bottle online.

ZOELLA

  • Zoella Blissful Mistful Fragranced Body Mist Β£8

This is from Zoellas original collection and smells so lovely.  

  • Zoella make up bag Β£8

This is also from Zoellas original collection & is really cute. It says ‘these are a few of my favourite things’ on the front & different things that Zoella likes on the back it’s a lovely dark peachy coral colour. 

BARRY M

  • Barry M lip oils ‘Coco Loco’ & ‘ Berry Good’ Β£4.99 each 

I actually got these after watching one of Zoella’s videos. She was talking about the Claines lip oils that she uses & that these were a good dupe for that brand.

SLEEK

  • Sleek Make up creme contour kit in shade ‘Light’ Β£10.99

This kit comes highly recommended (which is why I bought it) and is a really high quality. I havnt really tried contouring much but this set comes with six different shades & a little leaflet to help you apply the appropriate colour the each area of the face.

COLLECTION 

  • Collection lasting perfection concealor Β£4.19

This also comes highly recommended and is a very good high street product. It’s affordable and brilliant quality.

URBAN DECAY

  • Urban decay travel brush set Β£11.99

These are great for carrying around in your make up bag & for avoiding filling it to the brim 👍

Right, that’s all of it! The total cost of this haul ( not including lashes that were a sample) is *drum roll*  Β£179.58 🙈🙊💷

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post. Let me know if you’ve used any products, how did you get on with them. 

If you have any recommendations let me know too πŸ™‚

until next,

Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

Today’s make up look 💄

I thought I would share today’s make up look! It’s quite a low key look, focusing on the eyes 👀

I apologise if the pictures aren’t great but I’m in the process of getting a new phone πŸ™‚

Disclaimer: I don’t claim to be good at applying make up, this is still relatively new to me but I’m really enjoying it and I love applying it all and trying  out different looks! 

I’ll list the products I used for each part of the look.
So here it is…

So, I started off by moisturising using my Olay Beauty Fluid. I apply this all over the face and rub it in.

Next up I applied my illuminator. I used Sleek Make ups Barekissed illuninator in the shade ‘Casablanca’. I applied this using a beauty blender.

It gives my skin a lovely glow.

Next up I applied my foundation layer, for a lighter finish today I used my BB cream. The BB cream I used is The body shop All-in-one BB cream Shade no 2.

After foundation I applied Concealer. I applied this under my eyes to hide any dark circles and on any spots or blemishes. I used a beauty blender to apply both my BB cream & Concealor.

The concealer I used was Collections lasting perfection concealor in shade no 2 ‘Cool medium’.

After concealor I did my blusher & highlighter 👑

I used Bourjois Paris blusher in shade 74 ‘Rose Ambre’. The highlighter I used is by Revolution and is one of their baked highlighters.

Eyes!

I used a mix of palettes for this, I’ll pop a list below.

Before applying eyeshadow I use a primer, I would definatly recommend this as it makes the eyeshadow apply better & last longer. The primer I used was by Revolution, Focus & Fix eye primer.

I used a pale pink for the base, a shimmery pink in the crease, a dark brown/grey tone for the outer corner of the eye, a cream tone for the inner corners and a dark burgundy to add definition at the corners & under the lower lash line.

Palettes used…

  • Revolutions Redemption palette Iconic 3
  • Maybellines The blushed nudes
  • Barry Ms Super Natural Eyeshadow palette Superdrug exclusive. 

The Mascara I used is Dior’s ‘Diorshow’ Mascara in black.

Next up eyebrows…

I get my eyebrows threaded and tinted so all I do is shape and fill them using my Maybelline brow satin in the shade ‘Medium brown’. I will be featuring this in my next Beauty haul blog but I would definatly recommend giving this product a go.

Finally, lips 💄 I love liquid lipsticks but this time I went for a lipstick with a matte finish.

This is a MAC lipstick in shade ‘Pink plaid’. I got this from duty free on my recent holiday & I love this pinky tone. Pinks are defiantly my favourite when it comes to most make up items 🌸🌹

I used my Revolution Pro fix Oil control Fixing Spray at the end to make the make up last longer.

Here’s the final look πŸ™‚ 

If you have any questions about the products I used let me know and I’ll try my best to answer them 👍

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Stationary haul 📒✏📌

Who doesn’t love stationary?! I thought I’d share my recent haul from high street shops & supermarkets.

I’ll include photos, prices & the shops that they came from 👍 Let’s start…

Wilko

This cute storage box was only Β£3.00 in Wilko. I like to keep any letters, cards, tickets, basically memories in these so that I can keep them safe and look back through them. I love pastel colours 🌸

This little ring bind note book is super cute! It was only Β£1.25 ! I love the tagline ‘You got this’. This is going to be really useful at work to write down my daily tasks/to do lists.

This One sentence a day diary is so cute! Such a nice idea, you only write one sentence to sum up your day, much quicker than having to write everything you’ve done & it helps you to capture the main points of the day.

It comes with a little bag to keep it in which says My diary, its pocket size which is really handy 👍 This was Β£2.00.

Tesco 

I picked up this lovely journal, cream with gold spots, from Tesco for under Β£10. This is great for jotting down blog post ideas.

SHARPIES! ! 

I love a Sharpie and Tesco always do awesome offers on these during the Back to school season, I missed out last year I wasn’t going to make the same mistake again.

This pack has a huge variety of colours (30 in total) & is limited edition. For the set it cost Β£8 which is half the usual retail price, bargin! As a TA these are really useful to have in your stationary collection.

These next two items I didn’t buy myself, I received them as gifts, but I thought I’d include them in this stationary haul as they are super cute & very handy.

This is the Sticky notes Memo set, its’s great because it has 8 pads of decorated sticky memo notes. As you can see they are all different sizes which makes them really handy for lots of different things.

I love the floral design and style of this memo pad set, very Cath Kidston Esque!

and finally…

This Daisy biro is from Tiger. It’s really cute and will be great for use at work, the kids will love it! I mean who doesn’t love a novelty pen aye?! 

So that was my stationary haul, I think I need to steer clear of stationary shops for a while though as it gets quite addictive buying new bits and bobs.

Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

Nails 💅 Mermaid inspiration 🐟

I’m suprise I havn’t done one of these before as I love nail varnishes and have a rather extensive collection.  I recently sorted it out into usable ones & thought I would give my nails a break from acrylics by doing my own nails.

I keep seeing lots of mermaid inspired nail art online and thought I would have a go at my own twist on them.

I’m not very good at drawing on intricate designs so I modified it to match my own ability! Haha.

I used these three colours as my base…

  • BarryM Coconut infusion in a mint green 
  • BarryM ‘Cyan blue’
  • BarryM Effects edition ‘Lilac foil’

I applied the green first as I would any mail polish and waited for this to dry.

Once it was dry I used a cotton pad to pat on the blue & purple colours like so…

Once I had done all the base colours I moved onto glitter…

  • BarryM aquarium collection ‘treasure chest’
  • BarryM aquarium collection ‘Atlantis’

These glitters were perfect for this nail look and being fron BarryMs aquarium collection was very apt!

I popped the gold on first, followed by the pinky glitter.

I love both these glitters as they have a mixture of small & large bits of glitter in them.

The pinky one is fab for a ‘mermaid nail’ look as it had a lovely mix of pinks, purples, blues, teals & silver, perfect 💜

You’ll have to excuse my nails, with nice long nails this would look even better.

I hope you enjoyed this little nail tutorial. Let me know if you have a go or have tried something similar 👍

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

ROTD: Pancakes 🍓🍌

I thought I would share a delicious recipe with you,  quick, easy & a great way to start the day!

Here goes…

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Plain flour 
  • 1 Med egg
  • 100ml Skimmed milk (or semi)
  • 50 ml Water
  • Fry light
  • Fruit of your choice
  • syrup

Recipe:

1. whisk eggs then add water and milk

2. sift in flour then mix well 

3. fry in the fry light

I chose strawberries, banana & raspberries as my fruit. These are so delicious on pancakes 😋

Ta Da!…


So yummy πŸ™‚

To add a little extra deliciousness to my pancakes I drizzled them with this…

Sweet Freedoms Fruit Syrup. It’s a nice alternative to golden syrup and does just as good a job, plus it’s natural so it’s a bit better for you too!

Seriously, can a day really be bad if it starts with pancakes? 

Go on, treat yourself! β˜†

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

OOTD: Summer casual Β 

I havnt done one of these before but I thought I’d share an outfit I wore today. I really love this bomber jacket/camo combination and it works well for our cooler summer days.

I’ve included pictures of each item, where they are from and prices, enjoy.

Here it is…

Camo print tee with badges, Primark Β£6.

Longline black bomber jacket, Boohoo Β£10.

Acid wash ripped jeans, Primark Β£13.

I turned these up a bit to make them look more summery & so you can see my sandals and anklet better.

Black sandals with gold detail & tassels, Primark Β£5.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet in shade ‘Beau Brum’ Β£8.99.

All together…

Total cost; Β£42.99.

👕👖💼💄

Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

Holiblog 4: Activities 🌞β›΅

We really wanted a chilled out holiday for our honeymoon and have therefore spent alot of this holiday doing just that, perfect 👌  

But, we have also filled the time with other activities to break up the days and to make sure that we saw plenty of this beautiful country (Well the part we were in anyway)

Here goes…

So, as I said alot of chilling by the pool & swimming for at least a few hours everyday (it’s a hard life but someone’s gotta do it :D)

We went for walks around the hotel complex & the local area… 🏨👣

…Usually followed by a nice refreshing drink… 🍹🍸

…And a game of pool! 🎱

There was also great live music most nights courtesy of our hotel 🎶🎹🎸🎤

We went on an allday boat trip that took you over to Madalena Island, a must see area of Sardinia. We sat on the front of the boat, enjoying the views and sunshine, had a delicious lunch prepared for us, swam in the sea and saw some cool fish and dolphins. 🐠🐋🐚

By boat is a fantastic way to see Sardinia in all its glory. β›΅🌊

Exploring Madalena Island…

We spent a morning on the beach! 🌞🐚

And took the shuttle bus to Baya Sardinia to look round, do a spot of shopping and have some lunch! 🚐

We’ve had the BEST time ever 💗

I thought it fitting to write about our honeymoon as I started this blog when we began our wedding planning πŸ™‚ 💐

& this was an awesome part 💗

Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

Holiblog 3: Nature 🌳🌴🍍

This post doesnt include much writing but I thought I’d share with you the beauty of the Italian island of Sardinia where we are currently honeymooning. Trust me, the pictures speak for themselves 👌

If you’ve read my previous Holiblogs  1 & 2 you’ll have seen some of what Sardinia has to offer, but it is seriously naturally beautiful so I’ll stop rabbiting and get on with adding the photos…

En route to Madalena Island.

Costa Smeralda.

Baya Sardinia.

Costa Smeralda.

Puerto Cervo.

En route to Madalena Island.

Costa Smeralda.

Puerto Cervo.

Costa Smeralda. 

Costa Smeralda.

Costa Smeralda.

Swimming in the bay.

I hope you enjoyed this post 🌳🌴🍍🌸🌞

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚ 

Holiblog 2: The food 🍕🍝

Food is of course one of the reasons why we love Italy, pizza, pasta, gelato, what more do you need right?!

Thankfully we have been able to sample all of these whilst we have been on our honeymoon but Sardinian food has been quite different to what we’ve had in Italy before as well, lots of seafood 🐟🐙

The hotel offers a buffet which has an amazing selection, let’s start with breakfast! Anything you could possibly think of to have for breakfast is on offer and you can go up as many times as you like, it doesn’t get much better than that!

They do a cooked breakfast which is nice alongside the continental options which is the only option at alot of hotels. They’ll even make omelettes for you with lots of yummy fillings 🍳🍞🍅

The Homemade waffles are one of my favourite bits of breakfast. I’m not normally into waffles much but these are so fresh and tasty 😋

Now dinner, they serve dinner a bit differently here but you defiantly won’t go hungry that’s for sure. 

First up, starter is a buffet, again with a huge selection to choose from! Salads, bread, seafood salads, meat, cheese & some hot bits too.

Here are some of our favourites…

Tomatoes & mozzarella (Caprese salad) and mozzarella in breadcrumbs, cheese overload but so delicious. I also really liked the squid and selection of Italian meats on offer.

After the starter you choose from 5 dishes as your ‘first plate’ usually some sort of pasta…

This is a delicious veggie lasagne we  had one night as our first plate.

Then you choose from 5 different dishes for your ‘second plate’ These are usually some sort of meat or fish…

This is a pork and sausage skewer with ratatouille.

The desserts are also in the form of a buffet too.

My favourite Italian sweet item is of course their Gelato 🍦🍧

We found a lovely ice cream place on our walk to Puerto Cervo one afternoon, it was run by a lovely and very enthusiastic American lady, here we sampled a few flavours each. Tim had fragola (strawberry), banana & watermelon. I had Nutella & coconut.

A few days ago we noticed that our hotel has its own Gelataria so we went and sampled some there too (be rude not too). Here we are eating lemon & mint choc chip.

We are half board so for lunches we have been having snacks at the hotel or looking out for places to go out to eat. We found a lovely resturant in Puerto Cervo and had some delicious tagliatelle au ragu…

This, like most meals, alongside bread rolls, is served with Sardinian bread…

It’s paper thin and usually seasoned with sea salt or rosemary, delicious.  

Yesterday (much to Tim’s delight) we found a pizzeria whilst we were on Madalina Island…

You honestly cannot beat authentic Italian food, if you’ve not been to Italy, go! Seriously.

And on that note I’m very hungry and am now going to find some lunch! 😁😋

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, let me know. 👍👎

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚