Fears of Blogging

Hello my lovelies,

Now the title can be misleading, yes I have fears when blogging like 'will people read the posts', 'will people comment on it?' Stuff like that, but the main subject of this post is fear of what friends and family would say. You see when I first started Rosie's Vintage Chic, I kept it from everyone. It was my "baby", my hobby and I thought if I told those I knew about it then they might try telling me what I can and can not blog about. This stems from a university project where I made a blog to go with my documentary and my tutor kept on telling me what to include in it. I know she did it for my benefit to help me get the grade she knew I was capable of getting, but it was still annoying. So for a year I kept it to myself and then one day when I was out with my parents, my sister and brother in law. I mentioned it to my sister and to my surprise she was interested in it, told me to carry on with it if I love doing it and not to worry what others say about it. I can't remember when I mentioned it to my mum, but she was pretty fine about it as well. 

They both follow me in one form or another, I know my mum follows on bloglovin or rather she gets emails when I put a new post up, as well as my Facebook. My sister is following me on Twitter and the actual blog (only have 3 followers, but it's cool), she also follows on my Facebook group. Plus I have other family members following my Facebook group, which has shown me that I shouldn't have been scared to tell people when I first done the blog.

I think another reason I was scared is, I was embarrassed about it. Some of the posts are personal like the Epilepsy post and post about sisters, and for me to put myself out there like that I was embarrassed that family might have thought 'ah soppy cow'. However, my sister said she was really touched with the sisters post and was nearly in tears. I was also embarrassed because I don't excatly ooze self confidence. I hate the way I look most days, I'm over weight (but I'm doing something about that) and I have days where my acne is on full blown red alert. Yet, I still put pictures on Instagram of me. This blog has in some way turned into therapy, it's help me to accept who I am and the way I look. 

I know my mum and sister will read this and have a few things to say, but so would I if my daughter or sister revealed this to me. It's only natural that people have curiosity, the same way that it's only natural that people have fear of things. 

Did you have fears or worries about your blog? Let me know in the comments.


blog update.

Hello my lovelies,

So today I start the Easter holidays so two weeks off work and I thought what better time to do a whole blog overhaul. Which means downloading adobe creative cloud (free trial) so I've downloaded an updated photoshop and indesign and hopefully this means I will be able to do my own blog design and business cards.

When at uni I had to do my own business cards, but they turned out horrible so hopefully second time round they will turn out better. I've also decided to do a whole room overhaul as well (never turns out well) I always tend to go 'yea I'll chuck out rubbish and unwanted clothes.' Guess what, I never throw out any clothes as I think yea I will lose weight and get into it, but I never take into account the condition of the clothes, I mean I've had tops and some jeans since I was 18 maybe younger and I think yeah they still look good. Only they don't, fashion has moved on and teenage clothes don't look good on a nearly 29 year old woman, so I've been updating my wardrobe which when you're losing weight isn't the best thing as you will probably end up selling the new clothes and buy every newer clothes that fit.

Anyways, keep an eye out for the new blog design (finger crossed) and some new products and maybe even some youtube videos - yes i'm braving stepping in front of the camera to build my youtube channel and you guys can join in on the journey and maybe even give me some tips and advice - until then enjoy your Easter holidays.

Be Kind To Yourself

Hello lovelies,

Self-esteem is a subject that isn't overly talked about in the beauty world. I'm not someone who has a lot of self-confidence and I know a lot of people feel this way.

Most of time I'm far too harsh on myself and I'm sure I'm not alone in doing this. We live in a society that surrounds us with images of the 'perfect' body, home and life and in a sense it often feels like if we don't fit a certain standard then we are not 'normal'. We also set our own standards and compare ourselves to others - something that is so easy to do.

Self-loathing definitely holds you back. From a personal view, I'm tired and frustrated so I've decided to give my self confidence a kick up the ass. I can wake up in the morning and say that today I'm going to be happy!I can make the decision to start believing in myself  and I can give myself more credit for doing things. Sometimes we are our own worst enemies and I guess the point I'm trying to make is that maybe we should start being nicer to ourselves. We're taught to be kind to others but do we ever apply that notion to ourselves?

Life is incredibly short - be kind to yourself. Never let anyone make you feel like you're not good enough. Give yourself a little more credit and don't let fear stop you going after your dreams!no one is 'perfect' - embrace your uniqueness. Don't give up on your goals - remember progress is progress no matter how small that may be. Believe in yourself!


Maybelline Instantly Anti Age Eraser.

Hello my lovelies,

Hello Beauties! I hope you've all had a great week and are looking forward to a nice sunny weekend. Recently, I tried Maybelline Fit Me concealer I wasn't completely happy about the Fit Me Concealer (it was a little too dark and oxidised on my skin). So I decided to have a look around.

I'd been hearing a lot about the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer from some of my favourite bloggers, so I thought I'd give it a go as their 'light' shade looked like a good match for my skin - I know it doesn't look like it on camera, but it really does match my foundation and under eye area perfectly!
The concealer comes in a plastic tube, but instead of the normal doe foot applicator or similar, it has a furry/sponge-like dabber on the end (I had no idea what to call this, clearly haha). 

I'm not sure how hygienic this is, especially if you apply this to blemishes, but apart from that fact, I really like this applicator. It makes applying the concealer under my eyes really easy. It allows you to cover large areas quickly, or to be really precise and dab it onto a blemish without smudging concealer all over your face.
The formula of this concealer was what really won me over though. It's a really lovely, creamy formula which blends into your skin effortlessly and the slight yellow tone in the concealer really helps to brighten my under eye area. I apply this in an upside-down triangular shape under my eye and blend out to create a more highlighted effect, which I find really helps to brighten up my complexion on those early winter mornings. 

I'm also really impressed with the coverage of this concealer. It's not a particularly thick concealer and feels weightless on the skin, so I was expecting minimal coverage, but this concealer easily covers my dark circles (it's not an easy task - trust me!) and any blemishes while remaining pretty undetectable on top of my foundation. 

If you're looking for a new concealer, I really recommend you take a look at this one. It's a great all round concealer which I think would work on all skin types. The shade range isn't huge, which is usually the case for drugstore concealers unfortunately, however for £7.99 I don't have any complaints and this product is fast reaching holy grail level for me. 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

The Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation £8.99 is possibly the most hyped drugstore foundation, especially for those with dry skin. However the palest shade 100 Ivory isn't remotely Ivory, in fact it's essentially orange, so I've never been able to actually try it for myself.. until now. The Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation and Stay Matte Foundation have a paler shade; 010 Light Porcelain which is actually pale, which is huge news for pale skinned girls like myself. Whilst perusing Superdrug a few weeks ago imagine my delight to see that Rimmel had launched the Light Porcelain shade for their highly coveted Wake Me Up Foundation.. 

It is packaged within a tall, narrow, glass bottle with neon orange lid and pump. The pump is great, and has a lot of control so you can dispense as much or as little as you wish. It claims to to be Rimmel's first foundation that visibly reawakens and illuminates the skin with a radiant glow and a flawless, natural looking finish with an anti-fatigue effect. There are seven shades available, it retails for £8.99 and appears the new Light Porcelain shade is only available in Superdrug stores or on their website currently. It does contain an SPF of 15, so definitely not one to wear if you're planning on taking or being in photo's. 

When I first pumped the foundation onto the back of my hand, my heart sank as it looked equally orange, however once I'd started to blend it in it became completely undetectable on my super pale skin - which never happens. Normally with the palest foundations, I have to do copious blending and I feel that it always looks very obvious that I'm wearing foundation as the colour match is never perfect. Hopefully in the swatch above you can see that it's a fantastic match and my hands are paler than my face so I'm absolutely ecstatic with the shade match. I have the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in Light Porcelain, which again is a great match for a drugstore foundation, but I really don't like the foundation itself.. it offers little weartime, and I can always feel it on my skin throughout the day and it's only a light-medium coverage foundation. This Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation is actually a medium to full coverage foundation, and offers amazing coverage and I can't feel it sitting heavily on my skin like I do with the Match Perfection Foundation. 

The Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Light Porcelain is such an amazing, perfect shade match that I was worried that the foundation would disappoint or it wouldn't work with my dry skin. However I can see why it's raved about so much. If you're a regular reader of my blog, you can probably tell by my enthusiasm of this post, but I am besotted by this foundation. It has a nice, subtle, fruity scent and does lean a little pink, but only slightly. 

As soon as it's been blended in, it leaves my skin looking so radiant and glowy thanks to the radiance pearls within the foundation. I was worried it would look a little 'glittery' but thankfully it doesn't at all, it looks so natural and really helps to give life to my dull complexion. It does cling to dry patches slightly, but not enough to put me off using the foundation.. I just ensure I apply a silicone based primer over my dry patches before applying it. 

I am just so happy to have found an affordable foundation which actually matches my skintone without having to add a white foundation to lighten it, for the very first time. If you have pale skin, I urge you to try this new Light Porcelain shade of the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. 


Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Hello my lovelies,

It's high time we paid our limbs a little attention now it's bare-legged weather once more, and this lovely Lush release has been a skin saviour - even for our terribly neglected knees. It smells heavenly and it soothes shins like no other...
It's that simplistic monochrome Lush packaging that always gets us, but more often than not, the product inside is pretty dreamy too. This is certainly true of our latest skin-saving love, this divine skin conditioner really works to soothe and soften even the driest of areas - all without leaving the skin feeling greasy or sticky.

This is a little like a hair conditioner, but for the skin - the idea is to apply it in the shower, smothering it all over the body, and then rinse clean. The product is formulated with a blend of gorgeous butters and oils, these truly nourish the skin and leave the entire body looking radiant and feeling oh so supple.
The brand say this smells of roses, but it's more of a sweet, warm scent rather than the typical rosy fragrance - it's actually a lot like the Honey I Washed The Kids soap. Delicious!

The body conditioner applies beautifully and is instantly relieving on the skin and it even tackles those 'never hydrated' areas like elbows and knees without a hitch. The silky formula can be spread on with hands and massaged in, all you have to do is rinse it off afterwards for silky soft limbs.

This can be used alongside your normal body lotion or oil, or instead of - you decide. It really is a dreamy treatment that promises supple skin with every use. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Hello my lovelies,

If I were to give out awards to the posts that were sitting in my drafts the longest time, this one would surely get one. When I first got the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent I wanted to test it thoroughly before reviewing it, as usual. And then it fell to the back burner. And it's not that I haven't been using it. This is actually my go-to powder for school so I use it several times a week. It's just so basic and unexciting that I kept putting off talking about it, haha. 

At one point it seemed like everyone was talking about this powder and I think it's largely thanks to Tanya Burr. In terms of setting powders, this is probably my favorite one from the drugstore. There are other setting powders I like better which is probably why this feels so unexciting. It's moderately soft in texture and feels very much like talc (which is what it is, pretty much, as that is its main ingredient). It swatches chalky but that doesn't translate into the face. It starts losing points on because of its wear time. It keeps me shine free for about 3-4 hours (in moderate temperatures). A long wearing powder does the job for 5-8 hours. Still, it does what it's supposed to and is quite affordable. I have to mention the packaging (just like most reviewers) because it is horrid. The lid is so flimsy and does not screw on properly (because it only has one "lockable ridge") so the lid comes of very easily. Beware! 

I would repurchase it as it's a good everyday powder at a great price. Perfect for when you don't want to use "the good stuff" for everyday errands or going to class.


Mac Lipstick Creme Cup Review

Hello my lovelies, 

Now this is a really late review, but I thought I would do it now as the hype over this lipstick has died down a bit. A while ago, actually over a year ago, I went shopping and ventured into my local Debenhams  store and went to the Mac counter where I picked up a lipstick, I had swatched pretty much every shade that I liked and decided I wanted to get a nice pinky nude, as I didn't have one in my collection yet. The shade I ended up liking the most was the highly raved about Crème Cup, I was hesitant to get this at first as I don't particularly like to go for the shades everyone talks about, I like to be different. But no matter how much I tried I just couldn't stop myself from lusting over this shade. 
Crème Cup is a Creamsheen finish, which means it is glossy, highly pigmented and long lasting, Creamsheens are very well known to be incredibly creamy, flattering and quite a thick lipstick. 

Crème Cup is definitely no exception to the Creamsheen reputation, I love the formula, it really is gorgeous and doesn't dry out your lips at all. The colour pay off is beautiful, a gorgeous blue pink, nude, perfect for an every day look for a pop of colour or the lip, or paired with a nice smoky eye for an evening look. It really is an all-rounder of a shade. The lasting power of this lipstick is pretty impressive too and will last on me a good 8-10 hours with no touch ups. 

I really do feel this shade is a must for Spring/Summer and will suit most skin tones as it's not too light so won't wash out even the most pale of skin tones. I really can't express enough how much I love this shade and I am so glad I picked it up, I definitely can see what the fuss all about!
Have you tried Crème Cup yet? What are your thoughts on it? I'd love to know! I will definitely be getting a lot of wear from this shade! 


Urban Decay Naked Palette

Hello my lovelies,

I jumped on the Naked palette rather late I got the original Naked palette a few years back, now the original Naked is a neutral girls dream palette. It comes with 12 shades.. shimmery neutrals right through to everything you need for that perfect smokey eye. The colours come encased in a velvet, oblong palette with a good sized mirror and a double ended make up brush. I personally love the brush that comes with these palettes and always use them.  

(L-R Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck. Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal)

haven't stopped using this since I bought it, mainly Virgin all across the lid, Sidecar or Smog in the crease and Toasted or Hustle in the corners. I am yet to use Creep or Gunmetal, they're gorgeous shades but I'm not very good with a dark, smokey eye and tend to look like a stripper. The shadows are so creamy, and super blendable. I'm having a major love in with Urban Decay at the moment and wonder why it's taken me so long to really look into the brand. Next up the Naked 2 then from there I might build up the Naked collection.
What is your favourite Naked palette? 

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