Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Clinique Review.


For the past two weeks I have been following the Clinique skin care routine. It's really worked! I'm about to share with you the strengths and weaknesses of this regime and then you can judge whether it will work for you. I hope this helps!
First off, washing your face is essential for good skin. Squeeze a drop of Clinique Facial Soap onto an exfoliation pad and rub on wet skin. Then rinse off with water. How simple! The soap smells really nice, almost good enough to eat and really cleans up skin well.

The cleanser needs to be used next, pour a drop onto a cotton pad and rub on the skins surface in circles. The cleanser stings if you have cuts or spots and isn't gentle around the eyes so avoid them at all costs. However, it does remove left over makeup and dirt.

The lotion cools the skin after cleansing, smells lovely and keeps skin silky smooth. It's really refreshing!
Finally, the body butter works a treat. It is my favourite out of them all! It again, smells divine and it is fabulous to use before tanning to stop streaks and clumps!
Belle Rose x

Monday, 20 August 2012

Simple Homemade Face Mask.


I've tried this face mask a few times now and it has worked a treat so I've decided to share one of my top beauty secrets with you!
This face mask cleanses and rejuvenates the skin and uses sugar instead of salt as the sugar isn't as harsh but still does the same job of exfoliating the dead skin from the face.

You'll need:
- 1 tsp of oats
- 2 tsp of Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 3 tsp of warm water
- A squeeze of honey

· Pour oats and sugar into a bowl, one at a time.

· Add the yogurt and honey into the mixture to bind together.

· Then mix in the warm water to lighten the face mask.

· Whisk together and smooth evenly across the face. Leave for 10 minutes!

After your face will feel fresh and clean! You'll feel more relaxed if you lay out with cucumber placed over your eyes but if you're on the go (like me usually) then it's optional of course! Your face will smell pretty sweet after too!

Belle Rose x

Monday, 13 August 2012

Summer Shades

This post has recently been put up on another blog when I did a guest post and has had such a good reaction I've decided to put it on here!

The summer is upon us and with this gorgeous sunshine we’re having at the moment I can imagine everyone is out and about. From park visits to BBQ’s and picnics to swimming, you’ve got to be somewhere outdoors this summer and what happens when you’re outdoors? People see you of course! This blog post will inform you on which lipstick shades suit you so you can look amazing when people see YOU.
Baby Pink – This colour suits olive and more dark skin tones. For example, if your skin tone is the same as Halle Berry’s or Jennifer Lopez’s then this colour is the one for you. Lighter shades will stand out on these skin tones and be more visible. The first thing people will see!

 Bright Pink – Bright pink looks fabulous on any skin tone. On paler skin it will stand out and on darker and olive skin tones it will do the same and make teeth look brighter. This look suits Katy Perry, Kelly Osbourne and Nicki Minaj the best!
Orange – Orange with golden tones suits olive skin the best. Worn with other gold make-up and accessories it really helps to give a healthy, golden glow. Bright oranges work on paler skin tones for the same reason as above.
Nude – Nude and neutral lipstick shades look the best on olive skin tones. They freshen up a darker complexion and worn with a little shimmer can help produce a sunny glow. On pale skin tones neural colours blend. This is not a good look.

Red – Red suits anyone but most of all the pale girls among us. Having paler skin and wearing red makes teeth look dazzling white and makes you appealing as you’re contrasting the pale and the bright tones. Don’t wear this with Brights everywhere else though. Let the lips do the talking. Smokey eyes look glorious with this look. View Natalie Portman and Taylor Swift for inspiration!      
Tip! – Never test lipsticks on your hands. They have a different texture and colouring than your face. Try make-up on the jawline if possible.
Belle Rose x

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Next Sale.

So during the peak of the sales, my mum and I went shopping to one of the most popular sales nationwide. No, we weren’t those women who turned up outside the doors of Next at 6 in the morning but still, we went. Surprisingly, since I never usually shop at Next, I found all my best bargains there.
Shorts, £6 - My first and most favourite steal I managed to find were these Lipsy sequined shorts, designed by singer Pixie Lott. They fit perfectly and look great with heels and a vest top for a night out. They also look classy with a pair of black tights if you’re not a fan of whipping out your pins.

Leggings, £6 – These leopard print leggings stood out to me as they are bang on trend. I’ve always wanted a pair but didn’t dare go for the bright orange and black pairs so these leggings are good for fashion followers who aren’t so out there. They can be worn with heels or flats and will look amazing with a pair of boots this coming autumn/winter.

Blazer, £16 – The first thing that caught my attention on this blazer was the cute cream bow print. They make a stereotypical ‘boyish’ blazer very feminine. The silk feel also makes it look elegant and expensive.

Belle Rose x