Sunday, 8 December 2013

These past months


First off, I know I've not written since around October time, I've been so busy with uni studies and have been spending quality time with my friends and family. However, I'm back to update you on some events that have happened since I last blogged.
Did everyone have a good Halloween? I've always gone as something really feminine such as a kitten or a fairy so this year I decided to try something new and went for a spooky skeleton look. I used white face paint, fake blood and some blacker than black eyeshadow to create this look!

For my boyfriend's birthday this year I paid for him to drive an F1 car, it has been his dream since he was a little boy. The treat cost around £90 for 6 laps and a training session. I hope he enjoyed himself.

The nights out at uni have been relentless but so enjoyable. Here are a few pictures!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Recent Purchases


The sales are on! I made the most of my student loan and did what I do best, shopping.

A new Victoria's Secret has opened near me so I popped in to take a look. I came away with this citrus body spray for a purse pleasing £11. The underwear is simply too expensive.

I'm sure many people feel the same on a night out, aren't clutch bags annoying?! They fall, slip and you only have one free hand. This is why when I came across this cool shoulder bag in Primark for a cheap and cheerful £6 I just had to buy it!

The final shop I went into was H&M, one of my favourites. I've recently joined a new gym so thought it was time to buy some gym clothes! I needed a new sports bra and this one is medium support. I've had them from h&m before and they're the best! The support isn't too intense, just the right amount. I saw this matching vest in the sale for just £3!

Belle Rose x

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Glittery French Pedicure


Even though the winter months are drawing closer, I don't believe in having bad toe nails.
Today I've done a lovely French pedicure with glitter and I'm going to walk you through what I did.

You will need: Scissors, sticky tape, glitter nail varnish, white nail varnish and a clear top coat.

After filing nails and applying a base coat, cut the sticky tape into 10 thin strips. Wrap the strips around the toes leaving a small gap at the top.
Paint the toes as you normally would with the white nail varnish, covering the sticky tape. Leave these to dry for 15-20 so they are fully dry. Peel the tape from around the toes leaving a white pedicure line! My tip for this is to tear the tape away quickly as it usually leaves a smoother line.
Apply a glittery top coat. Only one coat of nail varnish is needed for this as the glitter wants to compliment the French pedicure, not over power it.

Belle Rose x

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Lazy Egg Breakfast Recipe


Are you tired of boring breakfasts such as toast and cereal? These food choices are probably the reason why many of us don't eat in a morning anymore which is just plain stupid.
"Eating breakfast helps us to concentrate and gets the day off to a good start." says The British Heart Foundation and we all deep down know it's the truth! Hopefully this tasty but simple recipe will tickle your taste buds and encourage you to eat breakfast more often!

You'll need: A muffin tray, some non-stick spray, parma ham, a cherry tomato, grated cheese, one egg, salt & pepper.

First, spray a muffin tray with non-stick oil and wrap parma ham around the sides and centre of the tray. Top with cheese.

Chop some cherry tomatoes and place on top of the cheese and ham. Then, crack the egg. Place the tray into the oven at 180 degrees for 18 mins.

The final product looks and tastes divine! Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired.
Belle Rose x

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Sidari Village Holiday Review


I'm back and I'm brown! I'm so happy after my relaxing break in Corfu, Greece with my boyfriend. If any of you are considering going to Corfu, I hope my review helps.

The place was lovely and it was up to 40 degrees in heat, just how I like it.

The beach is clean and sandy and the sea is clear, although very cold. We were very close to the sea as you can see from our view.
The strip at night was also good, very family friendly but had plenty of bars to attend. The people were sweet and the strip was colourfully lit up at night, I loved it!

The only bad thing I can say is that hotel room was very high up in the hills, the walk was excruciating. There was a minibus to take us up every 10 minutes but the old driver was rude and smelly!
However, we did have a nice little kitchen to ourselves which we didn't expect!

Belle Rose x

Thursday, 1 August 2013

This Month


This month I've been to two amazing events. One was for my Mum's birthday and one was for charity, they were both well worth the money.

For my Mum's birthday in mid July, I took her to see Hairspray The Musical in Nottingham. She loves the film and it's safe to say we both had a blast. The cast were brilliant. I wrote a review on the musical earlier this month so check that out if you're off to see it at another venue.

There was a charity fashion show held in my local town in support of a Hospice near me which was amazing. The clothes were lovely and it's safe to say I felt very charitable afterwards!

I'm going on holiday on Monday (full review will be posted when I get back) so I decided to get my nails done. I chose this bright blue colour as I felt it was very summery and so apt for the situation. I also love Aztec so added that detailing in there as well!

I BOUGHT A NEW KETTLE THIS MONTH AND IT IS DIVINE. I was debating for a long while whether to put this in or not as it is pretty trivial. However, I love It and I believe it has truly brought me into the 21st century, even though it does sound like a rocket ship taking off, very chic.

Belle Rose x

Friday, 26 July 2013

Outfit of the Day


Yesterday I went out for a meal and drinks with my favourite friends. This is what I wore:

This lovely Topshop dress that I received for my birthday. It was the first time I wore this dress and even though on the hanger it was quite heavy, it was surprisingly cool. I love it.
I teamed it with this Laura Ashley statement necklace.

I wanted to keep the look quite casual so I wore flats instead of heels. These ethnic sandals are from Primark. For £6 they were a really good buy. Very comfortable!
I tried to take a simple dress and jazz it up a little. Overall, I loved this look and would definitely wear it again. Let me know what you think!

Belle Rose x

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Hairspray Musical Review


Last night me and my lovely mum took a trip to Nottingham to watch the final night of Hairspray the musical starring famous faces such as Lucy Benjamin and Mark Benton. Unfortunately Marcus Collins was off sick (convenient for the last night if you ask me) but his understudy Fela Lufadeju did a cracking job of taking his place.
There were no cameras allowed during the production so I don't have many photos to show you I'm afraid so you'll have to listen to me ramble for a while!

Mark Benton  and Paul Rider formed a hilarious double act as Tracy's mum and dad, entertaining the audience for what seemed like hours, nipple squeezing was a must see, it had my mum in tears!
As for Lauren Hood playing the role of Tracy's partner in crime Penny Pingleton, she was divine. A great singer, dancer and comic, she absolutely lit up the stage.

Tracy and Link played by Freya Sutton and Luke Striffler did a fabulous job as the leading roles in the show. They had an uncanny resemblance to the real movie pair and I hate  to say it, but was there some actual sexual chemistry there? It wouldn't be hard working with Luke though would it?!
Praise has to be given to Freya, making her professional theatre debut, she was a star and really managed to engage the audience. Well done!

This production is a definite must see, I really can't complain.
The only downsides I would say are the Von Tussle mother and daughter duo. They did their best but they were the weakest singers of the lot, and were far too overenthusiastic but at least they tried!

P.S - If anyone knows the name and number of the drummer in the band under the stage, let me know. Hottie alert!

Belle Rose x
*All views are my own

Monday, 1 July 2013

This Month...


This month it has been my birthday! It was a jewellery birthday this year it seems. I received three Pandora items: A black and gold spinel ring, a white quartz ring, a bracelet with two charms and a black and white diamond necklace from Ernest Jones.

I got two pairs of shoes, a powder blue pair of puma suede trainers and a spiked pair of heels from ASOS.

I also got a bottle of my favourite Ralph Lauren perfume!
Along with these goods, I've been given many other things such as dvds, money, clothing and lots of alcohol. My cake from Marks & Spencer cake was simply divine too!

Belle Rose x

Friday, 14 June 2013

Garlic infused bread and tomato salad


I've been trying to eat a lot healthier recently since I'm off to Corfu in 52 days! I'll be doing a post pretty soon on the results of my start weight to my beach body. It's going pretty well I must say.
In this post I'll be sharing a recipe that I'm totally in love with at the minute, it is so simple and easy to do.

You'll need: Garlic oil, cherry tomatoes, 1 slice of wholemeal bread, ham and cous cous (brown rice and pasta are also ideal)

  • Whilst the bread is toasting, pour approx. 2 tablespoons of garlic oil into a bowl and add a twist of salt and pepper.

  • Rip the toasted bread into small pieces and stir into the oil mixture. Leave this to marinate for 5-10 minutes whilst heating the cous cous and chopping the ham and tomatoes.
  • Finally, simply bind together all ingredients and enjoy!

Belle Rose x

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

This Month...


This month I've been to two weddings and celebrated my Dad's birthday!

There was a mere week between my cousin Sam and my Grandad's wedding, it was all go as you can imagine!
Here is a photo of me and my dad on the beautiful golf course where one of the weddings was held. The sun even came out for an hour!
My dress is from and my wedges are from New Look.

Last night I went to a lovely pub near my house to celebrate my Dad's birthday with my whole family. I bought him a bottle of his favourite whiskey that he never tires of! I also saw this sweet hanging ornament in a cute little boutique near where I work and had to buy it and I'm sure my dad teared up a bit inside!

Belle Rose x