February Favourites 2016

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick RosieSo I’m a little late on my February favourites, but I’m silly and forgetful, and it’s only two days late, right?! February was a busy month for me, with a few trips, Valentines Day, my sisters birthday, and my boyfriend and I’s anniversary, there was a lot going on. This year is flying by, how is it March already? It really is true, time only seems to speed up as you get older. 

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick Rosie: New Look Tan Boxy JumperThis month I’ve been loving a jumper I got from New Look at the end of last month. It’s described as tan, but to me it’s a dark mustard colour, and I love it. It’s such a great colour for the wintery weather we’ve been having, and goes with my plethora of burgundy and denim clothing. Also it’s oversized and comfy. I do recommend for only £7.99.

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick Rosie: Eyeko London Fat Liquid EyelinerI also started using a new liquid eyeliner. I do not get on with liquid eyeliner, I just can’t get the hang of making smooth clean lines, not wiggly uneven marks that look like a 5-year-old did it. However, I’ve been using the Eyeko London Fat Liquid Eyeliner, and it’s making things a whole lot easier! It’s essentially like a marker pen, and I love it! Granted I’m still not great at getting the flick right, but a Q-tip works wonders for fixing that.

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick Rosie: New Look Daisy BootsI’ve been wearing a pair of boots I bought a couple years ago a lot. They’re black with a cute daisy print on them, and look so good with tights and floaty dresses. I’m pretty sure they came from the teen section at New Look, but my feet are quite small (and actually getting smaller – I’ve gone from a 5 to a 4, and am now verging on 3.5?!), which is actually something of a bonus, because kids shoes are a lot cheaper!

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick Rosie: Aussie Luscious Long Leave In ConditionerI’ve also discovered the magic of leave-in conditioner this month! I wish I’d picked some up years ago, I always thought it would make my hair appear greasy (probably due to a bad experience in my teens), but it’s like magic! I’ve been using Aussie’s Luscious Long Miracle Recharge Lightweight Conditioning Spray, and I’m in love. It makes my hair feel amazing, it smooths down the crazy frizz that is my ends, and it actually helps keep the curl in my hair. And it’s definitely not greasy!

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick Rosie: Mac Ruby WooMy boyfriend got me my first ever Mac lipstick for Christmas. Yep, first ever! Obviously the only choice for colour was Ruby Woo! And it is beautiful. Also the smell reminds me of Cadburys mini eggs, which I love, and it’s super matte. My only complaint is if you try to reapply during the day, it get’s all chalky and clumpy and I hate that! I end up taking it off and reapplying which isn’t ideal. Still pretty though.

Also my boyfriend and I have a new-found obsession with cinnamon buns. I don’t know what made us start eating them, but now we can’t stop. Ross usually just eats them on the way home from the supermarket, but I wait till we get home and put them in the microwave for a few seconds. The icing melts and goes all gooey, which obviously improves the whole thing. 

So there concludes my February favourites. Here’s to March!

I hope you had a lovely month,
Rosie x

Must Have: Dry Shampoo

must have product dry shampoo hairI have a real love affair with dry shampoo. I discovered it’s power while I was at college. Dancing all day everyday meant a lot of sweating (ew, I know), which meant my hair felt grubby all the time, which meant washing it almost everyday. And that’s not good for your hair! Or at least, it’s not good for mine. I have a lot, I mean, a lot of hair.

long blonde wavy hairRight down to my hips, and its tangly and thick, and takes a million years to dry. So naturally I don’t look forward to the dreaded ‘hair washing day’. 

Anyway I’d seen some of the girls at my college using dry shampoo, and I decided to give it a go. I started off with the Batiste original one. My first couple of goes resulted in me looking like I’d aged considerably overnight, with my hair full of white powder. However, once I got the hang of actually rubbing it into my head properly, I fell in love! My hair really did look and feel so much cleaner! An instant hair wash in a can. Genius.

Start off by making sure your hair is brushed and tangle-free. Then start spraying your roots section by section. I typically only do the front of my hair, down the sides of my parting, and the crown of my head, as these tend to be the main problem area for me. However, you can do your whole head if necessary. Make sure you don’t spray too close as this can make the powder feel a bit damp which is not what you want! Once I’ve finished spraying, I usually wait for 5-10 minutes to help give the powder time to absorb the oils in my hair. This isn’t completely necessary if you’re in a hurry, but it does seem to help it work better. Then I flip my head upside down and massage the powder into my Boots original dry shampooscalp (the flipping-upside-down thing helps put a little volume into my hair). Once all the powder is gone, style your hair as normal, and done! Magically clean-feeling hair!

There’s two brands I would personally recommend. First is Batiste (you can find them here). Batiste have a huge range of dry shampoos, including different scents, finishes, and even hair colours, so there’s something for everyone. However if you’re on a budget, these tend to be a little pricier, at £3.99 per 200ml can.

So my alternate option (and the product I’m currently using) is the Boots own range of dry shampoo (you can find them here). They only come in two scent options, Original and Paradise Island, however they are cheaper than the Batiste dry shampoo at £2.29 for a 200ml can, and in my opinion work just as well!

If you try out any of these products, let me know what you think! Do you have your own must-have hair product?

Have a lovely day x

 

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