April Beauty Favourites 🌸

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 fluffy  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 🙂

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.

(Pics below in order of list)

    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 £8.99 on eBay. 

    Which make up brushes are your fave?

    Until next time, 

    Roseanne 🙂

    A Christmas party make up look: Blogmas day 21 💋

    Since I had my work Christmas party last night I thought I would do a Christmas party make up look for you guys. I loved this look with a red lip and bronze eyeshadow. 

    The products that I used were:

    • The body shop bb cream in Shade no 2 mixed with Bourjois healthy mix radiance reveal foundation in the Shade light beige, 1 pump of each.
    • Collection lasting perfection Concealor in Cool medium & Bourjois radiance reveal Concealor in Ivory.
    • Clinique face primer creme
    • Revoltuion blusher ‘love’
    • Make up obsession highlighter in the shade ‘bronze’ 
    • Revolution make up eye primer 
    • Make up obsession eyeshadow in the shade ‘rich’ & Maybelline Nudes palette.
    • Diorshow mascara in black 
    • Tanya Burrs perfect brows palette
    • Rimmel lip Liner in the shade 004 ‘Indian pink’
    • Tanya Burrs lipstick in the shade ‘Big kiss’


    • Real techniques beauty blender; I used this for foundation & concealor.
    • Real techniques buffing brush; I use this brush to apply blusher.
    • Real techniques base eyeshadow brush; I used this to apply the base colour of my eyeshadow & the darker colour into the outer corner.
    • Real Technique multi-task brush; I use this brush to just wipe away any excess and clean up the look.
    • Primark fan brush for highlighing; this Brush applies highlighter flawlessly. I only recently got this after wanting one for ages and I would 100% recommend getting one of these.
    • Revolution, Limited edition angled brush; I used this brush for my eyebrows.

      I used a mixture of two face products in order to give more coverage all night without being too heavy. I love the mix of my bb cream and the healthy mix foundation, it works really well. I used a pump of each on my beauty blender to apply it to my face.

      I used the Collection concealor for my face and any blemishes or spots and the Bourjois concealor under my eyes which is why I go for a lighter shade to make under my eyes brighter.

      I bought a few of the products listed above expecially for this make up look, these were…

      I love the colours that you can get by ‘Make up obsession’ and I went for a glowy bronze look with the highlighter and eyeshadow as I thought this would work really well with the red lip. The eye primer I used (from my beauty advent calender) was also fab and my eyeshadow stayed perfect all night.

      Tanya Burrs lipsticks from her Autumn collection are AMAZING. people kept asking me all night what lipstick I was wearing and commenting on how well it had stayed on even whilst I was eating the meal. I love the slightly darker shade of red in this lipstick, it’s party perfect.

      Here’s the finished look!

      I was really please with this make up look & it went perfectly with my outfit but would be so versatile for so many party looks! 

      I hope you liked the look too 💋

      In my beauty advent calender today…

      Today I got a baked blusher! This is one of my favorites items from the advent calender so far!! I love pink blushers and this one is beautiful 😍

      Ho Ho Ho 

      Roseanne 🎅

      Stocking fillers: Blogmas day 6

      The Christmas stocking is one of my favourite traditions! I’ve had one since I was a child and I will continue to do so because it’s christmassy & a great way to start off Christmas day!

      So I started off by making a list of a few different things that would make great stocking fillers and then I have grouped them into stockings for £5 all the way up to £30. 

      These are mainly aimed at women but I will include some male orientated stocking fillers at the bottom to help you out. Men are definatly harder to cater for when it comes to stockings. I’ll pop the prices & shops I have seen these in or a suggestion of where you can get something similar.

      I have tried to make sure that the stockings have a bit of variety in them as that’s always fun, here goes…

      A £5 Stocking This was really tricky but for as few little treats I’ve included: 

      • A Chocolate Santa or coins depending on their preference £1 (Supermarkets or poundshops)
      • Revolution blusher £1(Superdrug)
      • Flutter bath fizzer £1 (Superdrug)
      • Novelty socks £2.00 (Tesco) 

      Total: £5.00

      Another £5 Stocking.

      • Lush ‘Floating island’ bath oil bar £2.00
      • Chocolate £1
      • Revolution eyeshadow £1 (Superdrug)
      • Flutter make up sponge £1 or Flutter cute nail file set, pack of 3 £1 (Superdrug)

      Total: £5.00

      A £10 stocking.

      • The body shop ‘Shea treats’ set which includes a shower creme, body whip & beige bath lily £5
      • Chocolate coins or Santa £1
      • Mua lipstick £1 (Superdrug)
      • Revolution Blusher £1 (Superdrug)
      • Christmas socks  £2.00 (Tesco)

      Total: £10.00

       Another £10 stocking.

      • Dove ‘Ever blossom’ bath & shower duo set, this comes with two of their bath & shower cremes & a bath puff £2.50 (Superdrug)
      • Chocolate Santa £1
      • Book £3.99 (Amazon) They currently have loads of bestselling books for only £3.99, get them quick.
      • Christmas socks £2.00 (Tesco)

      Total: £9.49

      A £15 stocking.

      • Lindor truffles 50g box £1 (Superdrug) or any chocolate.
      • ‘Stocking filler: 12 Christmas short stories £4.99 (paperback, Amazon) 
      • Maybelline Merry kissmas gift set £3.75 (Tesco)
      • Sanctuary ‘get cosy’ candle set £4.50 (Boots)
      • Flutter bath fizzer £1 (Superdrug)

      Total: £15.25

      Slightly over in this one but not much!

      Another £15 stocking.

      • Lush ‘Comforter’ bubble bar £4.95
      • Tanya Burr ‘Mrs Claus’ Nail set £4 (Superdrug) 
      • Chocolate £1
      • Toucan coin purse £4.50 (paperchase) 

      Total: £14.45

      A £20 stocking.

      • The body shop beauty bag. This comes in different scents, shea, strawberry, citrus etc and includes a shower gel, hand cream & body butter in a cute little bag. All travel size. £10
      • Chocolate £1
      • A book £3.99 (Amazon) 
      • Tanya Burr ‘It’s kissmass’ lip gloss duo £5 (Superdrug)

      Total: £19.99

      Another £20 stocking.

      • Toucan coin purse £4.50 (paperchase)
      • Revolution redemption eyeshadow palette, different styles available £4 (Superdrug)
      • Chocolate £1 
      • Soap & Glory ‘Take your pink’ gift set which includes a shower puff, hand cream, body scrub & shower creme. £10 (Boots) 

      Total: £19.50

      £30 stocking.

      • No 7 ‘glamorous eyes’ palette £10 (Boots) 
      • Deboss notebook, this comes in lots of gorgeous designs £10 (paperchase) 
      • Lindor truffles 50g box £1 (Tesco)
      • Zoella Hungry hands ‘ginger cream’ hand cream £5 (Superdrug)
      • Lush ‘Dragon egg’ bath bomb £3.75

        Total: £29.75

            Another £30 stocking.

            • Ghost bauble, these come in different scents with a mini version of a Ghost perfume & another miniature too £8 (Boots) 
            • Real techniques ‘Core collection’ make up brush set £12.50 (Amazon)
            • Chocolate £1
            • Sanctuary ‘Get cosy’ candle set £4.50 (Boots)
            • Revolution blusher & eyeshadow £1 (Superdrug)
            • Lush Bath oil bar £2

              Total: £30

                  Obviously you can mix and match, but these are just a few ideas for you that I’ve put together! 

                  Some ideas for mens stockings are:

                  • (Book) ‘Stocking fillers: 12 short christmas stories’ £4.99 (Amazon)
                  • (Books) Some bestselling novels are £3.99 on Amazon  
                  • Novelty socks (Primark, Tesco)
                  • (Game) ’50 things to do once in a lifetime’ This is a dinner party game where you see how many you’ve done/suggest your own £6.20 (Amazon)
                  • Chocolate coins/ Santa’s depending on their preference or any chocolate
                  • No7 daily duo wash set, this includes a body & hair wash and a face wash £10 (Boots)
                  • Lynx wash bag set, this includes two Lynx shower gel & a deodrant £10 (Boots/Superdrug)
                  • Gillette flexiball set, this includes the flexiball razor & hydrating hydra gel £10 (Superdrug/Boots)
                  • Aftershave; eg David Beckham, Ted Baker etc £10 (Superdrug/Boots)

                  Websites: Boots Amazon Paperchase The body shop Superdrug

                  I hope this has given you lots of ideas to fill up those stockings!!

                  Before I go, day six of my beauty advent calender…

                  A face make up brush. This is again a cute small size. 

                  Ho Ho Ho 

                  Roseanne 🎅

                  Real Technique brushes 🖌

                  My lovely husband bought me a few Real Technique brush sets as I have wanted some got ages and they were on offer on Groupon 👍 Here’s what I got, how much they cost and which ones are my favourites…

                  Core collection  £11.99

                  Contour Brush: delicately applies highlighter to the cheek bones for a sheer, soft focus Contour. 

                  Pointed Foundation Brush: unique cut for use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage.

                  Detailer Brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long lasting shape and definition.

                  Buffing Brush: Ultra plush bristles ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation.

                  Panoramic case: The duel carrier and stand keeps brushes organised on your counter or on the go. Also perfect for drying brushes upside down.

                  Deluxe gift set £14.49

                  Multi Task Brush: for effortless application of powder, blush and bronzer.

                  EXCLUSIVE Tapered Foundation Brush: features a sense, rounded head for a perfect complexion.

                  EXCLUSIVE Angles Highlighter Brush: add Glow to your cheeks or use for contouring of the nose.

                  Base Shadow Brush: applies a sooth flawless foundation of colour.

                  Fine Liner Brush: for precision application of liquid or cream eyeliner.

                  EXCLUSIVE Glam To Go Clutch: stores brushes for touching your your look on the go!

                  Starter kit
                  The starter kit comes with: 

                  • A Brow Brush 
                  • Base Shadow Brush 
                  • Deluxe Crease Brush 
                  • Fine Liner Brush
                  • Accent Brush

                    My favourites 

                    These are a few of the brushes that kind have enjoyed using in particular.

                    (From top):

                    • Buffing Brush
                    • Base Shadow Brush 
                    • Angled Highlighter Brush 
                    • Contour Brush 

                      The Buffing Brush is really good for blending your make up and for the finishing touch. When I’ve done my contouring with bronzer, applied blusher and highlighter I like to blend using this Brush.  

                      The Base Shadow Brush is great for applying both creme and powder eyeshadow and is a really nice shape.

                      The Angled Highlighter Brush is amazing for applying highlighter! I love this one so much. The angled brush sweeps across the cheek bones really nicely and adds a lovely subtle light to your face.  

                      The Contour Brush is the perfect shape and size for applying both creme or powder. This is perfect for defining my cheekbones.

                      Are there any other Real Technique brushes you could recommend? Let me know!

                      Until next time,

                      Roseanne 🙂