Friday, 31 March 2017

How I do my brows

Eyebrows are one of most peoples most important features, they can completely shape your face whether you go for the slug brow, the thin brow or the one in between. Now I'll be honest here, up until a few months ago I'd never done anything to my eyebrows, not even shaped them! The only time I'd dare touch them was when I cut my monobrow with nail scissors every now and then (which is not something I recommend).

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The trends I've taken on

I think we'd all agree that different trends come in and out on a regular basis, I mean at the moment it's all about the corset over a t-shirt look which I'm not sure I get but hey, maybe it'll grow on me.. Anyway there are a few trends that I definitely am a fan of and have been sporting myself for the past few moths.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Springtime scents

Everybody wants to smell nice don't they, that's a given! But sometimes I think we can get stuck in a rut, using our favourite perfume or body spray over and over again when in reality a new season is the perfect opportunity to spice up your scent library and try something new.


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Testing out GOSH lipsticks*

So I'll be honest with you here. Gosh isn't a makeup brand I've ever really delved in to very much, yes I've seen it in Superdrug, but for some reason I've never really tried anything from it. In fact I don't think I'd ever tried anything from it at all!


Friday, 17 March 2017

The beauty sponge VS the buffing brush

When I was first in to makeup you put your foundation on with either your hands or if you were one of the lucky ones who had a Real Techniques brush which were idolised at the time, then that. We all know that in recent times putting your makeup on with your hands is almost unheard of and its now the battle of the sponge and the brush.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

3 products you need to try from L'oreal

There are certain brands that just get certain things right. For example Makeup Revolution, their eyeshadows are always insane, or Mac, everyone and their mum want's a lipstick from there. But L'oreal isn't a brand I've ever really dabbled in if I'm being honest, I always classed it as the highend of the drugstore and much preferred to stick with good ol Maybelline and Rimmel.


Friday, 10 March 2017

A letter to my younger self

Hey Kate,

I know your not the happiest right now, you think that life's throwing all the bad things your way but I promise, it gets better.

Stop worrying about what others think of you, if you want to wear something, wear it! If you have an opinion on something, speak your mind! I promise you you'll feel much better once you do. You'll soon see that having confidence in yourself makes everything much easier and helps you do things you never thought you could do. 

So you've had a set back in your newly working life and maybe your not letting on how much it's affected you. But don't let it knock your confidence, you're still you and bumps in the road are inevitable. Talk to someone about it, it'll help, and then move on. Start a new chapter and I'm telling you that things on the job front will look up. 

Friendships. They're something you've always been plagued by but stop taking the shit you don't deserve and walk away. You'll read some pretty nasty stuff about yourself and as much as you'll pretend it doesn't hurt and that the things said came from people you don't like, so it doesn't matter anyway, it does hurt. Really fucking badly. But acceptance is key and learning to accept that yes what these people said knocked you down, it's time to get right back up again, you aren't the things you've been called, your a much bigger and stronger thing than that and just like the job front, friendships will start to pick up too! 

You'll become closer to your current friends (or friend should I say), you'll reconnect with old friends and you will even make some new friends, not just in college and working life, but over the internet too. Mum and dad will still be convinced the people you're talking too online might not be 100% genuine and that maybe they're some creepy 60 year old, but you'll learn to tell the fake people from the genuine and let's just say you're gonna end up with some pretty amazing internet friends. Because sometimes they're easier to talk to than the people you see everyday. No matter what though just be yourself, you've always been pretty good at making a fair judgement on people but remember to give everyone a chance, sometimes you'll be surprised.

When you move up from secondary school to college don't expect your life to turn out like one of the many fictional books you've read. Because trust me, it won't! Yes things will change and new experiences will be everywhere, but everything won't just automatically fall in to place and there will still be bumps in the road. Your still you and that means you won't constantly be doing spontaneous things or getting in to rebellious mischief because that just isn't Kate. Do expect fun though, because you'll get better at doing that! 

You'll also learn that you seem to get on well with people older than you. Probably because of your mature nature but also because you've had enough friendship drama to last you a lifetime, and with mature friends comes a happy life and one where there isn't constant bitchiness every five seconds. Something you'll be happy to know you've got rid of for now. 

So keep your head up because times coming are set to be better than ever. Just be you and be confident in it, and trust me, you'll turn out great! 

Love your future self xx 
Kate Rose xo

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Winter/Spring lip library

So I've done some googling and Winter officially started on December 21st and ends March 19th which confused me because in my head is already spring. What with Christmas being over to me that meant winter was over too, despite the chilling wind and even snow we've had lately. Long gone are the gold eyes and red lips, I've already gone back to my classic pink eye and pink lips. I do have a few favourites though that are appropriate for winter and spring and I thought I'd share them with you in this post.

L'oreal paris colour riche JLO's nude This is a recent lipstick to my collection after being gifted it as a late Christmas presents from one of my friends. It's the most pretty pink shade, quite sheer but adds enough colour that you know its there. It's quite a light pink which is unusual for me to like but it's become one of my favourites to wear this time of year

Barry m matte lip paint 181 trendsetter It's an oldie but a goldie! I've had this in my collection for a few months now but only recently started reaching for it. It's a very nude shade, that looks gorgeous with a more dramatic eye look. I love it because its not typically wintery shade like red but its not a pink for spring either, it's the complete opposite of both but it just looks so good!

Revlon matte balm 240 striking spectaculaire Now this is one of your more wintery shades, its a orangey red with a matte finish. I've worn this is a few times and love the way it applies and feels on my lips, although I'm still not 100% sure if the colour really suits me and it's a bit out of my comfort zone, its a gorgeous shade none the less. Paired with a gold eye this is a sure winner!

Tanya Burr lip gloss candy cane A lip gloss is something a bit different for me as I'm usually an avid lipstick wearer and lipstick only. But this gloss by Tanya burr is the perfect shade or pink and red mixed in that I've just fallen in love. It isn't sticky at all and goes on really well complimenting my skin tone and looking perfect for this time of year. Only down side to a lip gloss is that when it's windy (which is basically all the time) my hair blows in my face ad does tend to get stuck in it. Oh well, you cant have it all I guess!

Colourpop ultra matte lip time square Another new addition but arguably my favourite out all the lipsticks to wear at the moment is this one by Colourpop. It's a pinky nude which lets be honest suits all year round that dries matte but isn't drying on my lips at all. It goes with any makeup look and to be honest is all rounder and the one I recommend the most. I've got a post on how I got my Colourpop products in the UK and for a cheaper price which I will link here if you'd  like to read it.

So that's my round up of lip products for the season and I'd love to know which one is your favourite and what your go to lipstick for this time of year is. Thanks for reading.
Kate Rose xo


Friday, 3 March 2017

6 products I've been loving lately

Favourites posts aren't something I generally do here on my blog as I don't find that I love new products enough to talk about them very month. Recently however there have been a few odd bits and bobs I've been loving and I thought I'd give you the run down on them in this sort of general life favourites post!
To start off with, these cups. How cute are they!?!? I spotted them in Ikea back in January for 50p each and knew I had to get some. My mum bought 6 of the flamingo ones for downstairs in the kitchen but I couldn't resist not getting some myself so bought one of each design and they are now currently in my room purely for decoration purposes.  
It's still pretty cold outside and so consequently we haven't been seeing much sunlight. This of course means that some of us are looking a bit on the pale side and need a little help to get that bronzed beach babe look back. I've been loving the Garnier summer body lotion for this recently, it just gives some colour back to my skin whilst keeping it moisturised and healthy.

Another thing I've been loving is a fragrance, and its Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture. I was given a sample of this when in Boots the other day and I've been trying to wear it but sparingly as I don't want it to run out. It's a really nice scent that smells like berries and vanilla to me, I think I may need to invest in a proper bottle of it soon!
On the makeup front I've been really liking a lipstick, eyeshadow and a pigment. The lipstick is Jlo's nude by L'oreal, a really pretty pink shade which lasts all day on me and I've completely fallen in love with. The eyeshadow is a pan by Makeup Geek in the shade Frappe, I've been using this in my crease for a good few months now and its amazing. It just goes so well with any eyeshadow shades and blends out good too! My final makeup love is this loose pigment from Makeup Revolution in the shade Indirect. It's a pinky purple pearlized shade and looks great packed all over the lid. 

I know this was a different style post to the ones I usually write but I hope you enjoyed. I'd love to know one thing you've been loving recently. Thanks for reading.
Kate Rose xo

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