Testing Primark make up palettes- Dupes!

Hi guys!

Hands up who loves Primark!! ✋ 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 🙂

Harry Potter room decor ⚡

Hi guys!

So, I had a couple of ideas of what to do for my next blog post but, I couldn’t decide which to do next. I took to Twitter (@RoseannesBlog) and asked my followers which one they would like to see, With a massive 75% of the vote was ‘Harry Potter room decor’.

When we moved into our flat my husband Tim chose the colour scheme for our bedroom and he went for red… little did he know that I would use this to transform it into a Harry Potter haven haha.

With Gryffindor being my favoured Hogwarts house this is the theme I went for as it went perfectly with the red colour scheme of the room, Lets take a look!

Lets start with bedding…

All of these pieces come from Primark (Bar one pillow which I received as a gift) On the left is my Harry Potter throw, its a lovely soft and snuggly white with the Gryffindor crest and other little pictures and symbols printed on it. Next up are the cushions, the pale, yellowy/brown coloured Mauraders map themed pillow was bought for me as a birthday present a few years ago. I love that it looks like the parchment of the map, with the print of the map on it. The other pillow is from Primark and its grey and red tones with the house crests on it. The bedding is so cool! Our bedroom furniture is from Ikea’s Malm range and is black so this bedding went perfectly. On one side it is all black with a large print of Hogwarts in white, the other side has small Hogwarts’s (Not sure that’s a word) printed onto white and a ‘H’ for Hogwarts, double sided, two for the price of one.

Next up…

I picked up both of these from the Harry Potter studios tour in Watford. On the left is a Gryffindor banner and on the right is a Gryffindor flag. These are hung up on the red feature wall, either side of the window.

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I also hang up my Gryffindor scarf over the headboard of our bed to add a touch of Gryffindor to the bed spread. I picked this up from the studio tour too.

Pictures…

I love these two prints. On the left is one from Primark that my older sister bought for me. I love this and it fitted perfectly in our room as it came with the black frame. I love the copper lightening bolts.

The other print I bought online and I really like the simplicity of this too. All black and super simple but cool.

and finally, accessories…

I love these pieces, they are so awesome!! The candle is from Primark. I of course picked up the Gryffindor one but it also comes in the different houses too and a generic Hogwarts one (which I’m also tempted to get too) The bunting also comes from Primark and is EPIC! This is one of my favourite things.

The Gryffindor common room sign came from a recent Harry Potter event that me and my sister went to. I thought this was a cool little addition as our room definatly has Gryffindor common room/dormitory vibes! (Still trying to persuade Tim that we need drapes)

I hope you enjoyed this post 🙂

If you are on the look out for any Harry Potter items yourself (or clothes, shoes etc) be sure to check out Primark as their range is beyond awesome.

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

What I got for Christmas 2017! 🎁

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. My  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,  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 🙂

September/October Wishlist ☄

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 ☄

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

Nike trainers, Sports Direct £33.99

Slim coat in Texture, Asia £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 £6.99

Harry Potter Gryffindor Onesie, Primark from £8

Gold hoop earrings, Primark £1.50

6pk of rings, Primark £2.50 

Bee pumps, Primark £8

Cosy Mustard jumper with oversized sleeve, Primark £13

Oversized distressed denimn jacket, Boohoo £24 

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

Boucle cardigan, Primark £13 

Short coat Dogtooth pattern, H&M £59.99

Jacquard-weave coat, H&M £89.99

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

Roseanne 🙂

OOTD: Casual layered look 

Hi guys! 👐

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 👍

Khaki Camo bomber jacket £10, Primark 

Mom jeans £5, Primark

Stripey tee £6, Primark 

Choker Pack of 5 £8, Boohoo

Belt £4, Boohoo

Shoes £6, Primark 

Pointless blog hoodie, The creator store £19.99

Badges, £6 inc postage, EBay 

Total price: £64.99


Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂
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Primark haul 

As promised here’s another Primark haul! Me and my sister went to the Primark on Oxford Street when we were in London recently and although we only had 15 minutes max we managed to grab an impressive amount between us!! 

Im not sure it’s necessarily something to be proud of but I got some nice bits so I’m happy none the less haha #selfconfessedprimarkaddict

So let’s have a look at what I picked up!

Swimsuit £4

I love this swimsuit, it’s a lovely mint green colour with cute little pink flamingos all over it, adorable. I don’t need a new swimsuit but I am loving the tropical inspired prints of this season and for £4 you can’t go wrong!!

Plain black pumps £4

Although not overly exciting, I picked up two pairs of these plain black pumps for work. They are super comfy and again only £4 each.

Black Van style shoes £6

I was so tempted to ask for a pair of Vans for my birthday but I changed my mind at the last minute (hella expensive!!) and I’m glad I did! 

I saw these in Primark literally the next day for £6 and you cannot tell the difference, in fact other than the enormous price difference the only thing they don’t have is a red vans tag on them. 

Black pumps with gold detail £8

 These were also bought for work and are a bit prettier than the others, however the size 6 in these doesn’t fit me even though the other black pumps are a 6, sadface.     So I will be having to return these, it’s such a shame as I love the gold detailing and tassels.

Dusky pink slip on mules £8
How pretty are these mules?! 🏵😍 my sister was on the hunt for these in the Oxford street Primark and when I saw them I had to grab a pair too!! They are a faux velvet material with a pretty pink bow on the front. They are super comfy as they are slip one and the colour is one of my favourites, plus only £8!! 

Embroidered shirt £12

I am IN LOVE with this shirt. It’s beautiful. I love the trend of embroidery for casual clothes or on something more dressy so I instantly fell in love with this shirt when I saw it, Spring/Summer perfect 👌 It’s a longer shirt which I like and the slight splits up either side make it really flattering with skinny black trousers for work or skinny jeans for a more causal look.

Les rose’ t shirt £6

This is a lovely causal tee with pretty rose gold/copper writing on the front, love it! The material is soooo soft too.

Dip dye t shirt £5 

Coral is such a pretty summer colour so this really stood out to me when I was looking in the t shirt section. It’s an ombre effect from the coral to white and is slightly longer than a usual tee. I can’t wait to pair this with skinny jeans, 3/4 lengths or maybe even shorts (dare to dream!!) 

Stripey t shirt with embroidered rose £6

Yep, your seeing right! Another stripey tee 🙈 But a girl can never have too many (Am I right!!) This one is a bit longer than a cropped tee but it is still quite short, it would work as a cropped top or if you’re like me and couldn’t think of anything worse grab those high waisted jeans/shorts/trousers and rock it with those instead.  I love the embroidered rose on it too 🥀

Polka dot Sheer fashion socks £2

Tanya Burr recently wore some Vans with little socks like these and I loved the look so I grabbed these two pairs for £2. These have got cute polka dots on them.

Fishnet tights £3

These may seem an odd purchase but allow me to explain. As I said with my previous picture I took inspiration from a look Tanya Burr recently wore, but I couldn’t find the fishnet fashion socks in any of the Primarks I went in (even Oxford street!!) So, the next best thing was the tights because I figured under ripped jeans these would still be pretty cool as you can see the tights through the rips too.

Not everyones cup of tea i know but I  really liked this look.

So, those were my purchases! I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what bits you’ve picked up in good old Primark recently too 👍

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂

OOTD: More dungarees & a stripy tee!

Now I know I’ve already done an ‘outfit of the day’ with dungarees & a stripy tee a month or so ago but come on, this combo never gets old! 

I love how comfy (but on trend) dungarees are and I’ve always had a soft spot for a stripy tee, my stripes collection is becoming quite vast. 

Although we’ve had a few quite warm days there is still that Spring freshness in the air so these are a great wardrobe staple for this season.

I’ll leave as much information about each piece as I can, enjoy 🙂

  • Dungarees, Boohoo £12
  • Stripy tee, Primark £1
  • Blush pink trainers, Primark £10
  • Pink choker, Boohoo £3.99

I am loving these blush pink trainers, its one of my favourite colours and these suede effect trainers are so comfy and cute. They look cool with the dungarees turned up a bit too.

& you can’t got wrong with a bargain £1 stripy tee!

I hope you liked this post! See you soon x

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂 

OOTD: It’s all about dungarees 👖

As you’ll know, if  you’ve seen my recent post about my Spring clothes haul (you can check that out here) I recently bought a pair of dunagrees, these are really ‘in’ at the moment and I love mine from Boohoo, cool and comfy. Seen as they are new I thought it would be rude not to make them the focus of an outfit of the day. I’ll include as much info as I can about the clothes included 🙂

Let’s take a look at the outfit 🙆 

  • Skinny dungarees, Boohoo £12
  • Long sleeved striped top, H&M £12.99
  • Black longline bomber jacket, Boohoo £10
  • Choker set of 3, H&M £5.99
  • Floral pin badge Set of six, Primark £3
  • Black high top Converse Allstars, Office £42 

This outfit is so comfy but really stylish too and I love the little details like the choker with the gold detailing and the embroidered floral badges! Got to love a bit of customization and making an outfit more you. 

Let me know what you think 👍

This warm weather is awesome. The sun is beating down as I write this, love it! What clothing items are you enjoying this Spring?

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂 

Spring Wishlist/Shopping

As promised I’m here with my Spring inspired wishlist! I thought I would combine this with my recent mini clothes haul since  much of what I picked up is current and Spring inspired anyway. 

I’ll include pictures of the items from each shop alongside the pieces I bought myself. I’ll pop the prices and stuff alongside the items I bought✌

We’ll start with Primark…

These shoes are so pretty, simple but classic and for the bargin price of £2!! Can’t go wrong. I love the gold detail too.

These choker packs were £2 each! I love the black ones at the top especially with the rose design. The ones in the bottom picture are a bit different, these are really pretty and delicate. 

H & M

This stripy top was £12.99. It’s a really nice basic long sleeved t shirt and will look great with jeans or dungarees.

I thought this top was really cute. I love the blue flecks in the top and the cute embroidered writing and pictures on it. 

The glass is always half full 🥃

This 3 set of chokers was £5.99. These are really cool with the gold detailing and chain. I also love that this comes with a plain black one which I’ll get lots of wear out of. The gold one will look great as part of a dressier outfit too. 

Boohoo

I’ve been looking to get some dungarees for ages so I was chuffed when I saw these skinny ones. These were £12 with free next day delivery as I’ve paid for Boohoo premier. These are super comfy. 

So those are some of my purchases and some things I’ve been admiring on the shelves and online. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Let me know if you did 😊

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂

OOTD: Spring casual 🌸

I like doing outfit blog posts, mainly because I love shopping and being nosy at what’s on trend and “in” at the moment. (That makes me sound old!) 

There are a few clothing items I’m hoping to buy this month ready for spring so I may also do a ‘Spring fashion wishlist’ post soon too, so be sure to keep an eye out for that ☺

I’ve tried to include as much information as I can about the clothes in this outfit, including the shop and price (If I can remember!!)

Let’s go! 

Outfit

  • High top Converse All stars in Black, Office £42.00
  • High waisted ripped jeans, Boohoo £18
  • Dusky pink jumper, Primark 
  • Black velvet choker Set of 3, Primark £3
  • Camo bomber jacket, Primark £10

I hope you like this outfit. I’m very much a high street shopper. It’s a super casual look but still on trend (music to my ears) I love the combination of dusky pink and the khaki green of the Camo jacket, they go so well together.

I was so chuffed with the bomber jacket. I had been eyeing this up for a little while in several different Primarks and it was originally £23, which tbf is still a bargin for a mid thickness jacket perfect for spring, but I waited and I’m so pleased I did as it ended up being £10 in the sale!! Love a sale bargin 👊

Keep your eyes peeled 👀 for that ‘Spring fashion wishlist’ post coming soon 🌸

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂