April Beauty Favourites πŸŒΈ

As its coming up to the end of April I thought that I would do an April favourites blog post as I havn’t done one of these in aaaaages! And these are some of my favourite blogs/vlogs to read and watch.

I’ve been trying out lots of different make up items this month so I thought it would be cool to make that the focus of my favourites.

So, let’s take a look at the beauty bits I’ve been enjoying throughout April 🌼

I’ve tried two new foundations this month, the Maybelline Super stay 24/7 full coverage foundation, in the shade porcelain and Rimmels match perfection foundation in the shade Ivory.

These are both really lovely foundations with great coverage and they are super affordable. The finish of these makes your skin look really flawless and they make a great base for your make up look.

Tanya Burr’s ‘Peony please’ illuminating powder.

This is just SO pretty. It is honestly one of my favourite make up items Ever.

It’s a great highlighter but also (and this is what I like to do) it is perfect for creating a pretty, fresh and glowy look. I apply this to the apples of my cheeks and along the top of my cheeks bones to give them a gorgeous glowy shimmer that makes your skin look amazing.

If you havn’t tried it I would 100% recommend giving it a go.

Benefit Ka-brow!

This is a fantastic brow product and its super long lasting. It’s creamy formula applies really easily and is great for creating a natural brow look in no time at all. The little angled brush makes it seamless when applying and creating shape and definition to your brow. This is often on offer in Boots so check it out if you are on the look out for a new brow product to try.

Some brushes that I have been loving are these two, as seen above. The large fluffyΒ  brush is by Real Techniques, I love using this to apply the Tanya Burr Illuminator to my cheeks and face.

The face brush at the bottom is also by Real techniques and it is what I’ve been using to apply my concealor/foundation recently and I am loving the finish it gives.

And finally, onto lip products.

Forever a fave… Tanya Burrs ‘Pink Cocoa’ creme lipstick. It is the prettiest nude shade and is so versatile, from everyday make up, evenings out and parties it is such a pretty shade.

I’ve also been loving pinky toned lip colours such as the Nyx soft matte lip cremes, especially the shade ‘Istanbul’. The perfect spring pink.

They are definatly a make up bag staple if you are a lover of liquid lipsticks!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this insight into my current faves.
Maybe give some a go if your looking for something new to add to your make up collection!

See you soon.

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

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Testing Primark make up palettes- Dupes!

Hi guys!

Hands up who loves Primark!! βœ‹ Hell yes.

And they have really upped their game when it comes to make up recently. They have a brilliant selection of products and currently some pretty cool dupes of high end make up products. So I thought I would give some a go!

I picked up three palettes, two are eye shadow palettes and one is a contour/eye shadow palette.

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The first two palettes are dupes for the Urban Decay Naked palettes, I went for Primark’s ‘Berry’ and ‘Amber’ palettes.

‘Amber’ channels Autumn for sure, and is a great dupe for the highly sought after Urban Decay Naked ‘Heat’ palette that everyone was crazy for in 2017.

‘Berry’ is more of a smokey palette with a mix of shades from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and the ‘Smokey’ Urban Decay palette. (Okay, I’m going to stop typing the word palette now, I think you get the idea)

Let’s take a closer look at each one!

Amber

This palette is full of lots of orangy, browny, red tones, with a mix of matte and shimmer shades. This palette is perfect for Autumn make up looks and to add a lovely warm glow to your lid.

The colours were really bright and I especially love the golden toned shimmer shades. They are really pigmented and the colours were really build-able on the lid.

7/10

Berry

These pretty purples and pinks make this a great Autumn into Spring palette. Again this palette is super pigmented with a lovely mix of matte and shimmer tones. I love the darker tones that blend really nicely into the crease of your eye lid to create definition and add a smokey feel to your eye shadow look. So pretty.

7/10

Chocolate

This palette smells so yummy. Super sweet and I LOVE the packaging! It has some lovely matte shades as well as the contour shades, but all in all I was a bit disappointed. Although aesthetically pleasing, the powders aren’t very pigmented (See above) and the contour shade is very light (Even for me!!). I tried to build the eye shadow colours on top of each other and although it did add a lovely soft brown colour to my lid they weren’t as build able or pigmented as the other two palettes. It’s a bit of a shame as this would make a lovely everyday palette with its neutral tones.

3/10

I hope you’ve found this useful! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these (& more) in Primark’s Beauty market place, in store. I can’t wait to try out some more of their products, super pleasantly surprised.

What products from Primark’s ranges should I test out next? What would you like me to review?

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

What I got for Christmas 2017! πŸŽ

Hi guys!

Let me start by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR! ITS OFFICIALLY 2018, CRAZY!

I hope that you guys had a great Christmas. I love watching and reading what people got for Christmas so I thought that I should share with you what I received.

This isn’t meant to be me bragging about what I got, I just thought that it would be fun to do!

So, lets take a look…

 

Books

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Jamie Oliver’s 5 ingredients: Quick & Easy food.

This is a cook book with lots of super easy and yummy ideas. I love the idea that there are only five ingredients for each recipe, it really puts me off when there is a massive list of ingredients, ain’t nobody got time for that!

Fantastic beasts and where to find them, by J K Rowling.

I also received the illustrated version of J K Rowling’s Fantastic beasts and where to find them. The pictures are beautiful and this book works so well with pictures, perfect! ⚑️

 

Make up

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I was very lucky this year with my make up haul. My lovely hubby bought me Tanya Burrs ‘Beauty and the feast’ make up box and it is AWESOME. It is full of great products from palettes for the eyes and face, highlighter, lipsticks and lipglosses. MyΒ  friend Demi works for Dior and gave me some cool samples to try out as well as a lovely pinky NYX lipstick. I also got another NYX lipstick this one is a liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Istanbul’.

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Skincare/bath products

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I was very lucky to also receive the Zoella pamper box set. You get a brilliant selection of products in there, perfect for a pamper. I love the Snowella scent, its really fresh. I especially like the scent in the hand cream.

In the box you get…

  • The Winter Wonderhand Hand cream
  • Body puff
  • Snow silky body lotion
  • Snow polished body polish
  • Snow smooth body butter
  • X2 Sachets of a ‘splash of milk’ bath milk powder

The box is really lovely too, perfect for storage once you’ve used the products.

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The Body Shop shower gel. I really love these body shop shower gels, the seasonal scents are lovely. I really enjoyed the pumpkin and sweet vanilla scent in Autumn and in Winter they have released this one, Frosted berries. It smells so fruity and delicious.

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LUSH is one of my favourite shops and I LOVE their bath bombs. This year I got a few different things from LUSH that I havn’t had before and a few that I have.

My sister got me my favourite LUSH product off all time, ‘The Comfort.er’ bubble bar. A super fruity scent that creates the most awesome bubbles

I also got the Butterbear bath bomb which is lovely and soft on your skin, with cocoa butter.

My hubby got me one of LUSH’S new body sprays, the one he got me is called ‘Twilight’ This is supposed to help you sleep and the predominant fragrance is Lavender, it smells so soothing and makes you feel relaxed and cosy. I spray this before bed and use alongside ‘Sleepy’ the body lotion.

In the colourful set above,Β  the ‘Intergalactic’ bath set, you get the ‘Thundersnow’ bath bomb, The ‘Shoot for the stars’ bath bomb and the ‘Intergalactic’ bath bomb. I can’t wait to try these out!

 

Other…

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I also received some vouchers. A Primark Voucher, my favourite shop! I’m looking forward to spending that! Me and the hubby also got a Nando’s voucher, we cant wait to go on a date night and use that too, we love a cheeky Nando’s.

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My father In law (knowing the avid Harry Potter fan that I am) got me two tickets to the Harry Potter book night at our local museum. Me and my sister tried to get tickets for this event last year but it sold out! We can’t wait to go, the place is decorated, everyone dresses up and you have activities, food, Harry Potter themed cocktails and so on. Its going to be so much fun!

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Is it even Christmas if you don’t ett a Terry’s chocolate orange!?!? These are my ultimate fave, a Christmas must have and a great stocking filler too. Mine didn’t make it past Christmas day haha.

So those are just a few of the lovely pressies that I got for Christmas this year (or technically last year!! So confusing)

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! I’m going to have to start a list of some blog posts I’d like to write in the coming weeks/months, it was so easy throughout December to create Christmassy and festive posts but now I really need to get thinking about my 2018 content, its so much harder without such a blatent theme.

Any suggestions would be greatly welcome guys!

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

My Tanya Burr advent calendar: Blogmas day 14

Hi guys!

IT’S LESS THAN 2 WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!! That’s crazy πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

It’s also time for another look in my Tanya treats beauty advent calendar.

Let’s see what I got…


Behind the latest window was a little compact mirror. It’s a lovely matte dark red colour with a matte bronze edging. It has ‘Tanya Burr cosmetics’ I  her trademark font (which I love btw) 

There’s also a little ‘TB’ in a heart above the writint, in the same lovely matte bronzy colour.

This is really pretty and the perfect size for popping into your handbag.
Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚

My Tanya Burr advent calendar: Blogmas day 12! β„️

Hi guys!

Another day, another window. I am loving having a beauty advent calendar again this year, although its so hard to stop myself from opening one everyday for 12 days instead of every other day!! So far so good but its very tempting!

Lets take a look behind the next window…

 

This time I got a little pot of eye glitter. The glitter is called ‘Let it snow’ ❄️

The glitter is a lovely white and sparkly tone, when it catches the light it shines lots of different colours. Its really pretty and super festive.

I love this product as I don’t do my eye make up very much so I am excited to try out something different. This is super festive and sparkly and will be great for a Christmassy/party look. I think I am going to give this a try for my work Christmas meal on Friday!

The packaging is super simple and cute, I love the shape of the pot. plus its the perfect size to pop into any make up bag.

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

My Tanya Burr advent calendar: Blogmas day 10

Hi guys!

Today’s another look into my Tanya Burr advent calender.

Let’s see what’s inside…

Behind the next window was another lovely eyeliner. This one is also sparkly bit is a silver glitter liner.

As I said previously I don’t have many and these glitter ones are much easier to apply. I love that I have both gold and silver glitter now, great for completing a casual eye look or for glitzing up a Christmas party make up look.

These are great for eyeliner novices as you can’t really tell if you’ve applied it 100% nearly or not because it is just glitter in a clear fluid . It looks really pretty and I can’t wait to use this one too.

Β πŸŽ„15 DAYS TO GO!! πŸŽ„

Β It’s coming around so quickly!!

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

My Tanya Burr advent calendar: Blogmas day 6 πŸ””

Hi guys!

Today is day 6 of Blogmas (already!!!) Only 19 days to go until Christmas day.

 

Here is what’s behind window number five of my Tanya Burr beauty advent calender…

A lovely glittery and super sparkly nail varnish.

This polish is called ‘Glitter rain’ and is a lovely silver glitter.

The glitter is great as it adds a festive, party sparkle to your nails (great for those Christmas parties) But is a bit different from the usual gold glitter.

Great for creating a festive, frosty look! ❄

The glitter is fine with larger bits of glitter too which is great on it’s own for a simple touch of sparkle but its also great over other colours or to add a accent nail.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my advent calender.

Who else is loving having a little choc in the morning btw!?! LOVE IT.

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

My Tanya Burr advent calendar: Blogmas day 4 πŸŽ„

Hi guys!

Day four of Blogmas is here! and today is another look inside my Tanya Burr ‘Tanya’s treats’ advent calendar.

I have combined two windows today in order to make sure that I open them in Blogmas and you guys can see what I’ve got. Basically I couldn’t wait to open it so I opened one on the first and if I do it every other day the last window would be opened on Christmas day, one day too late!

So, lets take a look inside…

So, behind window number two of my advent calendar was a lovely lipgloss.

 

 

The lipgloss is a lovely red colour with a berry tone to it. Its called ‘Cranberry melt’.

I don’t usually wear lipgloss but I’m definatly going to be trying this out over the festive period as its a great colour for the season. The gloss glides on really nicely, the colour is nice and bright but not too in your face and it isn’t really uncomfortable and sticky on your lips.

Very wearable for everyday or great for a Christmas party look!

Behind window number three of my advent calendar was a super sparkly eye liner.

The eyeliner is gold and glittery, great for adding a sparkle to the eyes. For a eyeliner novice such as myself this was very easy to apply.

 

21 days to go!

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Real Techniques Sculpting set.

I have been admiring the Real Techniques Sculpting set for a little while now. Most of my brushes are Real Techniques as I got them for a bargain price last year, check that out here.

So this sculpting set is a collectors edition so the look of the brushes is a bit different, they are more shiny and metallic as apposed to the usual matte look that the handles have. The set includes some brushes that I have wanted to try for ages as well as ones that I’ve wanted better versions of. 

Let’s take a look at the set…

Accentuate favourite features, create defined contours for added depth, or simply enhance your natural bone structure with our collectors edition sculpting set. 

With the use of light and dark makeup shades, this set gives you the flexibility to transform your look:

-Look pixel perfect even in harsh light.

-Ultra plush synthetic bristles. 

  • Sculpting brush:  Features a wide, angled head specifically designed to help create defined contouts.
  • EXCLUSIVE Fan brush: Softly sweeps on powders & whisks away any excess make up for an even finish.
  • Setting brush: The key to completing any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlighter.

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    This is perfect for contouring and really defines your cheek bones.

    This fan brush is so light and soft, it creates an amazing highlight with a small amount of product. 

    The setting brush is great for blending in concealer. This is what I’ve used it for so far and it works really well, especially for lighter concealor under and around the eyes.

    Here’s how my make up looked when I used these brushes: 

    You can tell that these brushes are really good quality and this set only cost me Β£8.99 on eBay. 

    Which make up brushes are your fave?

    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™‚