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bronzer

There are a few makeup products that seem to make it into my summer makeup routine every year (MAC Face and Body, Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso and MAC MSF for those who are wondering) but I always like to find new bits and bobs to create that gorgeous bronzed glow that’s so perfect for this time of year. This is currently my go to makeup routine so if you’re after a sunkissed and luminous look, keep reading. For my base, I’ve first been applying the Seventeen Instant Glow Skin

If you read my latest high street beauty haul (catch up here) then you’ll have seen that I picked up the new Sleek Cream Contour Kit. I was so happy when I heard Sleek were bringing this out as I’d always wanted to try cream contouring but I could never quite justify the £39 price tag of the Anastasia Beverly Hills version when I had serious doubts it was going to work for me. There was just something about cream contouring that seemed much scarier than using a powder and so

My room has undergone a much needed revamp which involved me saying goodbye to not so attractive purple walls and hello to the cutest grey patterned paper and lots and lots of white! In the process of the revamp I had a bit of a makeup clear out well, when I say ‘clear out’ I actually couldn’t bring myself to throw anything away really, even parting with that lipgloss I never even use was just too heartbreaking to do…anyone get like this?! Anyway, in the process I realised I’ve become

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

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,

It’s the day of the year where we’re either downing vodka in a bar, eating our own bodyweight in pizza or being wined and dined in a fancy restaurant. I’ll admit I used to absolutely hate Valentines Day like probably the majority of the single population but instead of feeling sorry for ourselves (well actually we did that anyway) my best friend and I would spend it doing a combination of the first two…pizza followed by vodka and then no doubt even more pizza after the night out! This year,

It had been on the top of my makeup wishlist for quite some time so when I received the stunning Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow for Christmas, I was over the moon. I had literally envied everyone who was lucky enough to own Bronze and Glow and had religiously liked every single Instagram picture of the palette every time it came into view, wishing it would magically appear in my makeup bag…if only that actually happened ey?! After over a month of playing around with it, I thought it

Contouring has become a huge part of my makeup routine and I’m forever trying out different products in the hope to achieve model-esque cheekbones or any kind of cheekbones if I’m honest. It’s only recently though that I’ve realised just how much difference having the correct contouring tools makes to the application and finish of my makeup. When I first attempted to contour, I would use any brush I could find and then afterwards I’d sit and wonder why I just looked bronzed and not defined. When the Morphe 6

I recently got my hands on the highly sought after NYX Blush in Taupe aka the perfect contour shade. For those of us not blessed with model cheekbones, finding a contouring shade to perfectly suit our complexions can be a task and a half! Too light and you can’t tell the difference, too dark or too orange and you definitely can tell the difference but maybe not in a good way…So, it was time to put down my beloved Benefit Hoola and see if the affordable NYX blush in Taupe

I recently got my hands on the highly sought after NYX Blush in Taupe aka the perfect contour shade. For those of us not blessed with model cheekbones, finding a contouring shade to perfectly suit our complexions can be a task and a half! Too light and you can’t tell the difference, too dark or too orange and you definitely can tell the difference but maybe not in a good way…So, it was time to put down my beloved Benefit Hoola and see if the affordable NYX blush in Taupe

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