Sunday, 24 February 2013

Hair Routine...

Hi, so I haven't posted in a while I'm sorry, soo much Uni work to do! (I'm supposed to be doing it now but shh don't tell anyone)
So the other night I went and got ready for a night out, it was only when I was sat with rollers in when I noticed the amount of products I use and how I actually have a routine for my hair even if I'm not going out, so I thought I would share with you my hair routine.
Ive never looked after my hair amazingly well and I always have split ends, I think that's mostly from having long hair. But lately Ive been trying really hard and hopefully its getting nice and healthy slowly but surely, and I'm happily noticing some difference.
If there is any products I mention that you would like me to review properly, just leave a comment and I am more then happy to do that!
Lets get started...

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Review: Kate Moss Purple Lipstick

Hi, again. So I recently bought myself my first Kate Moss Lipstick in the Rimmel London brand. I love wearing lipstick and prefer wearing it over lip gloss sometimes. I decided to be daring and get a purple shade. This shade is number 04. The purple is a little darker then the picture shown above.
I was a bit skeptical about going for a purple shade but I really wanted to try it out.
It was harder then I thought finding a purple lipstick, however I'm really happy I went with the Kate Moss brand.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Whats Your Name?

Hi, So if anyone out there does read my blog you may notice I have changed my Blog title.
When I first started out this blog at the beginning of the year, something I have been wanting to do for years but only just found the courage to do it, I really wanted to include my middle name Rose into the title.
I kept going over and over the quote from Romeo and Juliet "What's in a name? that which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet;" Im an actor and loves Shakepeare dont sue me!!
I wasnt really getting anywhere with this and anything I came up with I never liked and didnt seem right.
I finally came up with the original name I had for my blog.
A Midnight Model
I thought this name would be good as it would be me showing you my outfits from a night out and I could post at midnight a lot. This became hard to do, I never posted at midnight because I was to tired or showed my outfits that I wore on nights out. (Mainly because I dont have a decent camera right now.)
Anyway I did like this name a lot but it was never really me.
Then today I finally found it. I dont know where it came from, it litrally hit me like lightning.
The Shadow of a Rose
It feels so perfect for me as my middle name is Rose and this blog is only showing bits and peices of my life, so it really showing a Shadow of a Rose.
I have the 'The' in the name as to me it sounded better with it, but if people like it without it let me know because if most people prefer it without the 'The' then I will most likely take it out.

So what do you think? I feel like I've worked hard on my blog and I finally made it to what I pictured in my mind years ago. Its soo surreal to have it now. It would be nice if I had actual followers though.
I only have one follower at the moment and that is one of my best friends so I thought that this would be the best time to change.
Do you like the name? How long did it take for you to come up with your blog name?
Let me know
Louisa xx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Urban Outfitters Wishlist: Dresses

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This is my first wishlist I have made so I thought I would start with something simple.
I love wearing dresses so I thought I would wish for the dresses I want. 
I also don't have a Urban Outfitters in either my home town or where I go to Uni so if I want something from there I have to go through the website which can be annoying sometimes. I am also a poor uni student so it is impossible to afford most things which sucks!

Review: Big by Lush

Hi, I haven't blogged in while, been super busy with Uni, but good news I am on half term and home for the week so I should hopefully have lots of new posts coming up.
This is my review of Big from Lush. I got this as a gift from my friend on my birthday, she works in Lush so she knows exactly what I need and would like.
Big is a shampoo, I use this usually only for the roots of my hair, then put my normal shampoo and conditioner on afterwards as I don't think it could be used as just a shampoo.  
Big is a Sea Salt shampoo. As I would only use this on my roots I became cautious as it didn't sound nice to rub into my scalp.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

OOTD: Uni Day

Hi, I did say I was going to do a review next but I just haven't got round to it yet. I don't have Uni tomorrow so I should hopefully have chance to do one then. But for now here was my OOTD.
At the moment I don't have a camera, I was going to ask my friend to take pictures at uni but we were so busy I just didn't have chance so for now it it is crappy pictures from my phone and mirror angle!
Because I have just got back from Uni a lot of my make up has faded and my hair has become messed up by the wind so no face showing either. Next time I do an OOTD, I will be more prepared! I was in a rush this morning so this I what I thrown together and I loved it!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Liebster Award Nomination

Hi, so I have been nominated for the Liebster award by my friend, and I have seen this around a lot and it's nice as it gets you to know the blogger a little better, so I thought I would give it a go :)
First thank you to my Best Friend Glitter and Trauma for nominating me <3
"The Liebster Award is given to blogs with under 200 followers by other bloggers.
There's a few rules:
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Ask 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose as many bloggers as you want with 200 or less followers to nominate.
5. Go to each blogger's page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog."
11 facts about myself:
1- I'm a vegetarian, I have been for just over a year now and I'm so proud of myself and I have become slightly crazy about it and animal testing products now.
2-I'm from Middlesbrough in the north east of England so when I'm at Uni I get the piss taken out of my accent constantly. 
3- I'm hoping to become a successful actress on day.
4- I am currently studying a foundation degree in Acting at Dmu, after this I want to move to London and go to stage school and get an agent.
5- I'm obsessed with watching musicals or anything on the stage! 
6- The place I feel most comfortable is on a stage or sometimes in front of a camera. I love working in the theatre's at uni because I can feel more relaxed and comfortable in class.
7- My Grandad is my world and I will hopefully get a small tattoo of his initial/'s one day. For me to get a tattoo is a HUGE thing to even say never mind actually getting it!
8- On my 18th birthday party I raised money for Alzheimer's Society because my Grandad has it. Its the worst thing ever when he forgets who you are and watching him get confused easily, so I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
9- My best friend ever is called Emily, I am one week older than her so we have been best friend our whole 19 years of life! (I call her my little sister, even though she has always been more mature and taller than me) Emily has just started her training in the Army and I am sooo proud of her!
10- I am a very positive person which I get of my Mum. She always seems to find a positive in everything that happens and she is my hero!
11- I went to a dance school from the age of 3 to 16, I did Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Modern. I have competed in competitions all my life and have competed in the British and English Dance Championships for 3-4 years before I left. I was never the best dancer but I loved it regardless!
My Questions given to me:
1. Do you have any middle names and is there a reason behind them?
    My middle name is Rose. I got given this because my Grandma's name is Rosemary.
    I love my name and now I seem to have an obsession with roses!
2. What makes you happy?
     Lots of things make me happy but that's me being positive. Musicals and shows make me
     so happy and acting on a stage and feeling the applause from the audience is the best
     feeling in the world. The thing that makes me the most happy is seeing close friends and
     family smile and be happy themselves!
3. Do you have any fears and why?
     Haha, what am I not afraid of? I have a fear of animals, Dogs being the worst. I have
     gotten better than when I was little when I would just scream and cry if I saw one, at least
     now I can acknowledge that they are cute (from a distance). I also really hate butterfly's
     and I will admit to screaming and running away from them time to time. I'm weird I
     It all sounds stupid considering I'm a vegetarian but its true.
     I am petrified of the dentist and physically wont go without my mum. And needles!! I will 
     scream and cry like a baby if i am anywhere near them bad boys!
4. What are your hopes and dreams for your future? Career of just general life...
     As I said before, I really want to become an actress. I would do anything to act all day
     long on a TV or movie set! The West End, It's such an inspiring place and I would love to
     be apart of it as well. 
5. What's your perfect idea of relaxing?
     Drinking Hot Chocolate in bed with a Disney movie on! Check out my essentials for a cozy
     night in blog post! It's all in there!
6. Favourite coffee house? What's the best drink? You know it's a Costa skinny sugar free hazelnut hot choc!
    Clearly this was written by one of my best friends as it is a Costa skinny hot chocolate with
    sugar free hazelnut syrup! It's Amazing and everyone needs to try it! 
7. One of your happiest memories?
     I don't know the answer to this as I like to think my life was filled with loads of happy 
    memories! However meeting Minnie Mouse at Disney Land Florida when I was 6 is right
    up there!
8. Go to item of clothing?
     A very boring answer but Leggings. They are so easy to just put on and make an outfit. I
     use the M&S legging that are around £7-£8, I love them because they are thick so
     nothing can be seen and they have lasted me much longer than others have in the past. 
9. What has been your best fashion/beauty bargain?
     Not sure, I'm quite good at looking for bargains and sale stuff. I would have to say my
     best bargain was a Leather jacket originally from River Island so imagine the original 
     price! I got it of Ebay for £10! I love it as well and it was the best buy ever!
10. What beauty item would you recommend to the blogger world?
       The beauty item I would recommend is Feeling Younger from Lush, It's a skin tint that
       you can put on almost as a highlighter before foundation. It gives your whole face this
       glow and I love it!
11. What was your most recent random act of kindness? (Text your best friend randomly and tell her you love her... Go on)
       I think my recent act of kindness was when me and my friend were walking to Uni the
       other day and a girl dropped her glove so we picked it up and ran after her. :) also I text 
       my best friend I love her everyday anyway ;)
My 11 Questions for you:
1- What is your favourite fashion item?
2- If you won the lottery what would you spend it on?
3- What was your most recent act of kindness?
4- Do you have any hobbies apart from Blogging?
5- Whats your biggest fashion/beauty regret?
6- Who is your hero/idol?
7- What Beauty or Fashion item would you recommend?
8- Whats your favourite thing to do?
9- Does you blog name have a significant reason? What is it?
10-Whats your favourite season for fashion? and Why?
11- Valentines Day is coming up, what is your dream gift?
I nominate...                                    

This was actually really fun to do :) Thanks for reading!
Lots Of Reviews Coming Soon!!
Louisa xx

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Haul: Time to Organize

Hi again, so yes to hauls in a row but this haul is slightly different. No fashion or beauty involved :(
kind of  ?
I went shopping today and I have found some really cute things make my room more organised and tidy.
I'm also so proud for keeping a theme going with everything I bought and I cant wait to put them up and have everything in order.
I have two bedrooms, one at home and one at uni, I am staying in student halls this year so my room isn't very big at all so I hope these help make it look more spacious. Also I'm counting on these on helping me every time I have to move and make me feel more at home in a new place. Guess I should start to show what I bought!

So in my town there some fun and cute little shops that sell quirky stuff and we went into one today called Set by Design and I saw this. It is exactly what I wanted for my jewellery. I have so much jewellery that this has the right amount of hooks on it to hold most things, I think it is so cute and I love it. It's better that it can stand up as well because I'm not allowed to create holes in the wall if for example I wanted hanging hooks.
At the top of the stand the bar has broken. However this made the price go from £12 to £7. It does not matter to me about this flaw as will be easy for me to cover up and potentially fix it. For £7 it was a bargain as we saw plain ones slightly more expensive and not worth it.
This also set my theme of with the colour White, Love Hearts, and Birds.
This next item I got was from the same shop. Even though it is not white it is a very light grey and it is woven into hearts. I love this and I was thinking of using this to keep hair stuff such as straighteners, curlers, hair brush and anything else that I come across.
It was only £3 and I couldn't resist because it will become so handy and will definitely keep more things organised. Also, £3? Who wouldn't say no? 
The most trouble I seem to get is when my make-up is all over my desk making it look messy and cluttered which makes me lose stuff so often. I wanted something cute and a good size to just hold all of my make-up. I found this White metal love heart shaped basket in the home section at Next for £6. It is perfect for what I want it for and at such a good price. I cant wait to start using this.
I also got this cute candle holder from Next as well. I wont use this as a candle holder and more something for my jewellery such as rings or earrings. I haven't decided yet.
This stood out to me as it matches my theme perfectly and I'm positive it will come in useful.
This little gem was £3.

This is a gorgeous pencil holder and magazine file set from Paperchase. The pencil holder wont be used for pens or pencils as I already have one but I will use this for make up brushes so they will be neat and tidy and still wont get lost in my new basket. It is a white metal with a flower and birds cut out. My make up brush holder was £5.
The magazine or folder file wasn't something I was planning on buying but it will come in handy so much as I have random paper, notebooks, files and stuff that I have tried to set in the corner of my desk but still becomes cluttered. I'm hoping this will help keep them in order and out the way and make my life slightly easier. The file holder was £15. It was a bit more then I wanted to pay but I think it will be worth it.

In Next I also saw a gorgeous white lamp with birds on it for only £18. I didn't buy it but it is definitely on my mind as it will work well and make the room seem more homely.
So today was a success on getting my new things to help me out with jewellery and make up etc.
I also found out today that I should hopefully be going home a week on Friday for a full week. so I'm really happy. I love university but I do miss my Mummy and Daddy and maybe someone special ;) 
I have also been nominated for the Liebster awards so that post should come up next then some reviews should be coming very soon :) If you know anyone you would like me to nominate for the award let me know so I check out yours and their blog :)
Do you have stuff like these to keep your room organised? If not, what do you use? Let me know?
Thanks for reading :)
Louisa xx