Grumpy Skin

I recently purchased this Vitamin C moisturiser from The Bodyshop & I am in love. I moisturise every morning when I wake up & I am always looking for that extra glow. So when I walked past the Bodyshop on the way to work the other day the poster for this little pot really stood out for me. Dull, tired, & grumpy skin? That's my skin in a nutshell right now, so the next day I went in & bought it. 

This moisturiser has the tangy but subtle smell of camu camu berries (Which smell orangey) & I smother my face first thing with a small dollop. I love that this product glides on silkily & does not leave your face sticky (a must when using moistuiser). 

I do love this product but will I buy it again or go back to TBS Vitamin E aqua sorbet purely because I love the texture? It's a hard one haha!

Has anyone else tried this yet? 

Rose & Muse

A Little Home Tour

Back in January Mathieu & I moved into our first little flat in the heart of Chester city centre. We reside in a one bedroom flat with a small bathroom & kitchen & also a walk in closet (I love it).

Unfortunately we don't have the best view, just some alleyways & the backs of restaurants & shops but it's a cosy place for two & after moving here from the middle of nowhere, I LOVE being able to walk across the street to go & get milk instead of an hours journey just to do some shopping. It really is heaven. I love this little city. It has so much culture due to the Roman settlement, Deva, bringing tourists from all over! & it's full of quirky little places & amazing restaurants! I really need to show you the pancake house I found here (it's a dream!).

As we have been here for six months now (how is that possible!!???) & we just renewed our contract for a year I thought I would show a little glimpse of our humble abode, as I douse this space to document bit of my life, it only makes sense haha.

Above is a corner of our living room which is pretty bare due to us renting & being unable to put things on the walls which really sucks. I just try to brighten up the place by putting flowers everywhere. 

Yeah I have a lot of knick knacks (junk) I have hoarded over the years.

This is our little bedroom. The room is basically just a wall sectioning off part of the living room so we have little window like indents around the wall which is pretty but as I found out the hard way, difficult getting changed when you have people over haha!

The door above leads to a very narrow walk in closet which isn't very glamorous & is full of rails & drawers so I'll spare you.

Mother dearest bought us the sugar & cream jars for Christmas, I love them.

So there is a little glimpse at my home for now. Mathieu & I are planning on staying here for a few years & then we want to relocate to Mathieu's home town of Antibes. I have no complaints there & cannot wait to move! So until we get saving & move our bums this cosy flat will have to do!

Rose & Muse


WIMB: My Make Up Bag

As I have mentioned many times before on here, I LOVE looking in other peoples bags. I think most of us can agree that it's quite interesting to see what others deem necessary to lug around with them every day. 

Today I thought I would share what was in my make up bag (aside from tissues, cotton buds & pads) & show what my daily make up is. Looking at this now I realise that I don't actually wear a lot of make up. I'm a Pre-school teacher & start work at 7am & I walk half an hour to work everyday, so I prefer not to spend too long in the mirror at 6am haha. I feel like I go for a natural dewy make up look most of the time.

I love looking at other bloggers with their 3 drawers of Muji boxes crammed with 10 lipsticks & 100 eyeshadows & I truly am envious haha! But unfortunatly I am lazy & useless at applying my own make up so I just stick to my basics.

Bodyshop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet is my favourite moisturiser at present. This stuff is a godsend on the skin. I use this Bodyshop Facial Brush when ex-foliating/cleaning my face in the shower & once I'm out, just before bed, I smother my face in this sorbet. It gives a slightly tingling, cooling sensation effect & feels extremely refreshing. I also love the texture of this product, it glides on like a moisturiser but sits like a primer, I am in love.

As I mentioned above I go for a dewy look in my make up & so try to avoid powders. The Stila Cream Blush in Lilium is my go to as it's a silky pigment that I find sits on the skin beautifully & gives a natural looking pinch of pink. 

I fill in my eyebrows with Bobbi Browns Brow kit in Dark as I think my eye brows aren't as dark as my hair colour & like to fill them in a bit to keep them looking nice & natural but tame.

For my base I use Chanels Vitalumiere Aqua compact in Beige 40, I know that at £40 a go this is an expensive daily base but this was a valentines gift off Mat & I find it really suits my skin. I love the way in melts in & sits throughout the day. I do find I need to top up within the day but I love doing it so it's not a hassle haha.

Over the past 12 months I have become a bit of a Clinique Junkie. Although when I run out of a product I do like to change it to try new things, most of Clinique's products are at the top of the list to buy again. I bought the Even Better Under Eye Correcter after sampling a friends. As a victim of hay fever & being one of those people who get over emotional from anything, I found this product a must. A quick cooling, sweep under the eyes & moments later I feel as though they are "De-puffed" (Obviously not instantly, It's not magic!)

For my eyes I curl my lashes & then add a few licks of Clinique's Lash Thickening Mascara. I love the effect it gives my lashes, long, thick & natural looking. I don't know whether to jump on the bandwagon & purchase some Shu Umera curlers next time I'm in Space N.K, are they really worth the hype?

& last but not least, after I apply my moisturiser, I smooth into my nose area & cheeks, The Bodyshops Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Primer. I adore tea tree, I know most people hate it but this stuff is so cooling & freshening first thing in the morning. It's quite a new product for me so I am still testing the pore minimising haha.

So there we have it, my make up bag!

(Oh & for those interested, the bag is from Primark!) 

Rose & Muse