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March 2016

If you’re a regular reader of Secrets of a Rose, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of a bronzed and illuminated makeup look so I couldn’t wait to try out these 3 gorgeous products from MeMeMe. MeMeMe was one of the first makeup brands I ever tried when I started wearing makeup. Their Beat the Blues Illuminator was my first highlighting product and for my teenage budget, it was the perfect dupe for Benefit’s High Beam so I have my full trust in them when it comes to achieving a

As I’m sure so many girls will remember, the Lancome Juicy Tubes were a makeup product you just had to have. They were my favourite and probably my first ever makeup purchase when I was growing up and I remember being insanely jealous when my friend got one before me. There was just something about this cool high-end lip product that my teenage self was so obsessed with so when I heard about the new exciting launch of the Lancome Juicy Shakers, feelings of both nostalgia and excitement came over

Firstly I just want to apologise for the lack of posts this month! It has been the most stressful month ever and I can’t wait to see the back of it. I started a new job about a month ago now and truth be told, I found it so hard to juggle a full time job, blog regularly and also have a social life. The worst part is, when I don’t blog often I always beat myself up about it which gets me even more stressed! Anyone the same?! Anyway,

As soon as the Binky collection launched on In the Style a few months ago, this border print dress went straight into my basket. You can’t beat outfits that take you from season to season and this outfit does exactly that. The black and cream design is so pretty and it looks equally good paired with tights or bare legs for an evening or for when it’s a bit warmer outside. Teamed with some knee high boots and a floppy hat, I thought this was the perfect sophisticated daytime look.   I’ve

Essie Fiji is one of my all-time favourite nail polishes. I’m a huge fan of pale pinks and nudes on my nails and I always seem to choose them over darker shades which is probably why I absolutely love Fiji. My last bottle had got to that awful gloopy stage so when I spotted a set containing both Fiji and another Essie shade called A Cut Above, I just had to buy it. The set looked so pretty and I was so intrigued as to what the two shades would

My makeup bag is such a mix of high-street/drugstore and high-end products and although I use both in my daily makeup routine, you can’t beat the feeling when you find a high-street product that works just as well or better than it’s pricey alternative. Over the years, there have been quite a few high-street products that I’ve repurchased again and again from a range of different makeup brands that I absolutely love and would recommend to anyone and the best part is, they’re all under £10! Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation