Monday, 29 July 2013

Advice To My Teenage Self | Tag

So, I know at eighteen, I'm still a teenager, but this tag looked so fun I couldn't pass up on it. Therefore, I'm going to base this around when I was the thirteen - fifteen mark, so basically secondary school aged.

Here goes!

Image taken from tumblr
Three Makeup/Fashion DOs for your Teenage Self

1. Wear your retainer! I had braces for best part of three years and my teeth were corrected! But I was tooo lazy to wear my retainer. I tried to shove it back in a few months back, and did that hurt. I know this isn't really related to makeup or fashion, but it's kind of along the beauty line....

2. Do keep wearing what you want to wear! Just because all my friends wore Hollister or Jack Wills, I thought that meant I had to save my money to buy the same clothes as them, when in all honesty, I was more than happy with New Look. Don't feel sad because of what other people say about you're clothes! As long as you're happy with what you're wearing, that's all that matters!

3. Do experiment. I was always experimenting with different eye and lip colours, and it taught me what I love to wear on my face now! However, I think this 'Do' should apply to my now self too.. branch out, add a bit more colour!

Three Makeup/Fashion DON'Ts for your Teenage Self

1. Don't EVER put concealer on your lips. I didn't really understand how it looked attractive, but everyone was doing it... I'm so ashamed of myself. NOT a good look.

2. Don't cut your hair really short. So, when I was thirteen I suddenly got the urge to cut all of my hair off into a bob. Why oh why. It looked so bad. And now my hair won't grow. So sad. 

3. Don't wear so much make up to school. I started wearing make up when I was around fourteen, and I wore it to school everyday. Looking back, I wish I'd given my skin a break, and not worn so much to school. It didn't distract me from my learning, in fact not being allowed to wear it distracted me more, but if I'd been more minimal, my skin would be thanking me now.

A Deep and Meaningful Piece of Advice for your Teenage Self

Be a bit more forgiving, and trust people a bit more. I had/have trust issues, and I feel like if I'd let people in a bit more when I was younger, I would be a better person today. I also always used to hold grudges against people, and would refuse to forgive someone if they weren't sorry. nowadays I've realised the importance of just letting go, and being a bit more peaceful and not so angry!

1 Tip for School
Dont give up. If I didn't understand something, I would just say I was rubbish at that subject and be done with it. I wasn't rubbish, and a little positivity could have got me a lot better grades!

1 Tip for Friends
Choose your friends wisely. If you're in a group of friends who will ignore you for the day because you didn't wear pink on a Wednesday or you wore a tank top two days in a row (yes I am quoting Mean Girls) then they aren't good friends. I was very unhappy in my friendship group in the first few years of secondary school. The whole group had a hierachy and what ever the leader said, went. I hated that. In year nine I met my best friend Emily, who introduced me into a much better friendship group. She stuck with me through thick and thin, and there was a lot of thin. She is a true friend! The other girls have grown up into lovely people now though.

1 Tip for Fun
Don't worry about getting a boyfriend. What happened to 'boys are stupid'? You don't need a boyfriend when you are fourteen. Go out and have a laugh with your friends, and build those relationships first! A boyfriend will come all in good time! Go out and enjoy yourself!
Image taken from tumblr


Really hope you enjoyed this post, and I tag ALL OF YOU! If you do do this tag, make sure you let me know in the comments below so I can come and read yours!
Thanks for reading!
Love, Rozzi xxx

Saturday, 27 July 2013

July Glossybox | Review

Okay, so I'll admit, I'm a little bit behind with being excited about the July Glossy box. To be fair, I did only receive it today because I've been away, so that will be my excuse! This is the first Glossy box I've ever had, and I just ordered one to try it out, so this will also be a first impressions video I guess!




 I thought the selection was great that I received in my box, but my favourite things were the Sleek Pout Paints, which I received in Pinkini and Lava. Without even looking at the rest of my box, I had tried them both on (yeah, I guess my lips didn't appreciate all the Bioderma...) and loved them. Out of all the other colours available, these were the two shades I would have chosen as they are both really vibrant (literally neon), but so much easier to wear than I originally thought they would be.

Lava

Pinkini
 The next thing to catch my attention was the Ciate Nail Polish in 'The Glossip'. I got a couple of mini samples of these polishes in one of the many magazines I read (I think it was Marie Claire...), but haven't as yet tried them because the colours was a nudey brown and a type of glitter - neither of which I'm that into. However 'The Glossip' is a coral pink, which I love! Definitely more my colour, and I cannot wait to try it on my nails. I've already swatched it on a nail wheel, and think the colour is amazing, one coat is enough and the application is super easy!



I can't say much for the other three items, I will need to test them out properly and get back to you! However I can tell you that the Anatomicals Facial Spritz smells gorgeous! It's really fresh and relaxing; lavender and peppermint scented, and it smells really great.
The other two items were the Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist, and the Coola Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturiser, but as I said, I will review them properly once I've tested them!

I probably will purchase another Glossybox. I think the products were all great, and definitely value for money, (the two lip stains would have cost £9.98 outside of the glossy box, and I paid £10 for my box), it arrived looking beautiful and allows you to try products you wouldn't have otherwise. I think it's a great concept, but it will be something I do occasionally rather than every month. (Until I'm rich of course! ;-))

What are your opinions on the Glossyboxes?
Love, Rozzi xxx

Thursday, 25 July 2013

As many times as I blink, I'll think of you tonight

Top: New Look | Kimono: H&M | Shorts: BS8 | Belt: Vintage | Galaxy print shoes: New Look | Casio: Target (Stolen from Toby) 


By the time you guys read this, I will be flying home from sunny Portugal back to dear old England. I had the best time on holiday, and Cascais is a beautiful little town to stay in, away from the regular tourist scene. As much as I love the sun and warm weather, I am looking forward to Autumn, which comes hand in hand with layers and fluffy socks. I am a winter girl at heart, being a January birthday, and December 25th being my favourite day of the year, I welcome the winter fashions, whereas a lot of people don't. In England, people wear shorts and sun hats until the bitter end of summer, whereas I am already 'cosied' up with my dark reds and browns.
However, when this outfit was worn (to death, all holiday), it was hot hot hot, so even for a girl who apparently loves to be cold, this was comfy and casual. Pretty much your basic 'shorts and a t-shirt' sort of look, but the H&M kimono I threw over the top, adds elegance and a bit more colour.
Talking of colour, how amazing are these galaxy print shoes? I picked them up for about a tenner in New Look about 2 months back, and to be honest they haven't really seen the light of day. (Haha, geddit?) However, I knew I would be needing some comfy shoes to walk in, and so into the suitcase they went. I am so glad I packed them - I have literally worn nothing but these and my flip-flops!
As much as I have thoroughly enjoyed myself here, I will be glad to be home. Next week starts a new chapter in my working experience, and I am really excited to see what life has to throw at me.

Let me know what you would like to see from this blog, anything you would like to see reviewed or my opinions on?!

Lots of love,
Rozzi xxx

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

OOTD | Monk Searching



I took these pictures (or Toby took these photos) whilst visiting a Monastery in Belem (near Lisbon). It was a beautiful building, and I really enjoyed looking at all the beautifully designed pillars and columns! 
It was so so hot, so I decided to go with my really loose dress from Topshop - it's quite an old one now, so I couldn't find a link unfortunately, however if you're lucky you could try eBay... 
I bought this dress from the Tall section (even though my 5ft3 height means I am by no means tall) because the regular dress was just too short! I love the pattern, and the colours are so vibrant making it the perfect summer dress! Plus it was worn by the beautiful Mollie from the Saturdays! (what a great dress sense...)
Think it's fair to say she wore it better....
The only suitable shoes I brought with me for this heat and walking are my trusty £1 Primark flip flops (packing fail!), so of course, as per usual, they were glued to my feet.

How would you style this dress?
Love, Rozzi xxx

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Body Shop - Vitamin E Face Mist

The Body Shop Face Mist - £8.00
With the weather heating up, a good face mist is a must, for me anyway. This one has not left my side for the whole time I've been on holiday, so I thought I should blog about it!

This spray is full of vitamin E; a vitamin known to protect and repair your skin - however, this is not just what I love about this product. Not only is the delicate rosewater scent calming and refreshing, but you can also use this over your make up, as it doubles as a makeup setting spray! I often find it difficult to refresh myself when I'm hot on holiday, because no-one wants panda eyes! Therefore having this do both, refresh you, and helping to keep your makeup in place is great for hot weather.

I would highly recommend this product - 10/10!

How do you refresh your skin in the heat?

Love, Rozzi xxx

Monday, 22 July 2013

How to: Centre your blogs header

Hello!
So this isn't exactly a post relating to beauty or fashion, but it is however something that will hopefully help some of you fellow bloggers out there! When I first started blogging, I wanted my blog to look perfect, which includes having a centred header! I am going to take you through a really easy way to do this!

First things first, you into your Template Designer, and click advanced. You'll then need to scroll all the way to the bottom, and click 'Add CSS'.


Then simply copy and paste the code that is below into the blank space!

#header-inner img {
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
}


Click 'Apply to Blog', and voila! You're header will be centred! 

so sorry for the poor quality screenshots, would love some tips if anyone has any on how to improve this?!
Hope this helps, and let me know if you'd like to see more tutorials like this!

Love, Rozzi xxx




Friday, 19 July 2013

You want me down on earth, but I am up in space

Dress: Primark | Sandals: Matalan | Bag: Primark


excuse the chipped nail polish... - beauty blogger fail!
As some of you may have guessed, I am currently on holiday in Portugal at the moment! I am loving it, and although the temperature is probably about the same back at home right now, it is so nice to get away and get familiar with somewhere new.

I bought this brilliant red dress a while back from Primark, (£13 - what a bargain!) but haven't been able to wear it much because of the typical English rain, and by the time the sun started to make an appearance, it had already firmly secured it's spot inside my suitcase. I love how easy this dress is to wear; it's flattering yet really comfortable, especially for the hotter temperatures!




Hope you are all having an amazing summer!

Love, Rozzi xxx

Thursday, 18 July 2013

The clouds will be a daisy chain, so let me see you smile again

Dress: H&M | Top: eBay | Boots: USC | Socks: Primark | Hat: H&M

This dress is so loose and comfortable, making it the perfect simple dress for summer days. I threw on this simple crop top that I found on eBay, and tied it up with a hair band to give the outfit some shape. I then just threw on my old simple brown boots from USC, making this an all round comfy outfit!

Thanks for reading,
Rozzi xxx

Monday, 15 July 2013

I've fallen for your eyes, but they don't know me yet


Dress: Matalan | Boots: eBay | Socks: Primark | Floral Crown: Primark




Instead of these boots, I was very tempted to wear my polka dot wellies and pretend I was going to festival this year. But alas, I am not. However, I am going to beautiful Portugal, and will be there by the time you read this! I am very excited, and it definitely makes up for my lack of festivals this summer.
This dress is so soft and comfortable, and a bargain at £12 (now £5 in the sale!!) It's really easy to wear, and a really great basic piece for the summer. I love a good midi dress, I find a lot of dresses are far too short on me, and I struggle wearing them without tights, so I was very happy when I found this dress, which isn't at all tight fitting, to look nice and be comfortable!

I love a floral crown, but if I wasn't going to a festival, I'm not sure I'd have the confidence to wear one! But as I was pretending for the day, I decided to put this one on. It's the only floral headpiece I own, and I decided to buy this one from Primark, because it was really cheap and therefore there wasn't a lot to lose for £2!

Do you like floral crowns? Have you been to any festivals this year!?

Love, Rozzi xxx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

As long as we're together, does it matter where we go?


Dress: Urban Outfitters | Boots: Next



It was one of those hot hot hot days, where I needed a super simple outfit. And here it is! It consists only of this dress I bought in the Urban Outfitters sale a while ago, and my heeled boots from Next. I love this outfit for the summer because the dress is really loose and comfortable, yet the heels give the impression that I put more effort into the outfit than I actually did!

How would you style this dress?

Love, Rozzi xxx

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

B Pure Micellar Water - Review

B Pure Micellar Water

Any blogger, or blog reader will be fully aware of the 'hype' that is micellar water. Bioderma has been talked and talked about as the best makeup remover ever, and there is no denying that I love it! However, in the UK it can be a little hard to get hold of, which is wear B. Pure enters as a great alternative! 


Not only can you remove makeup (and eye makeup!) with this product, but it is also a 3-in-1 cleanser that tones and refreshes your skin as well.



This product is a great alternative for Bioderma, and a fair bit cheaper too at only £4.99! You just can't go wrong.

Have you tried this product? Did you like it just as much as Bioderma?

Lots of love, Rozzi xxx
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