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Summer Glow-Getters

How gorgeous is the weather this week?! It’s got me so excited for summer and it means I can finally switch up my makeup routine to a lighter and more glowy finish. In summer, for me, a dewy base is an absolute MUST. I love that natural bronzed glow and together these products work perfectly to create it. Primer is a must for me especially when the weather is warm as there is more of a chance that the heat could affect the lasting power of your base and I love

If you read my blog regularly then you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of that luminous dewy look and over the years I’ve found some makeup products that work amazingly well at creating that glow. I love these products SO much and I’m forever reaching for them when I need a bit of shimmer in my life and I cannot recommend them enough. First up, trading your usual primer for an illuminating one can really make a difference to your overall makeup. I find it brightens my face up

I lusted after the much raved about Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop for SO long. I have so many highlighters that it just felt so wrong for me to purchase yet another one so I thought if I added it to my Christmas list it wouldn’t be as bad. I mean, if someone gives you a present you can’t exactly say no now can you? Luckily, my boyfriend got the 2000 hints and actually opened the link I emailed him countless times and it landed on my lap at

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

Snow last week followed by heavy rain and now sun?! What is going on with the weather? I guess that’s what we get for living in England ey. Someone move abroad with me pleaaase? It felt slightly inappropriate publishing my Spring makeup routine at the weekend when it was dull and miserable outside but seeing as today feels a bit more Spring-y and the sun has been shining, here it is! With Spring in the air, it’s time for me to ditch my fuller coverage foundation for something lighter and swap

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,

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

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