Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The One Where eBay Sent Me Porn

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Hi Everyone,

Today's post is going to be a little different in that it is going to be a video, partly because I feel the camera reaction is way better than anything you'll be able to read written and also partly in vain to plug my YouTube channel (where I mostly talk about books if you're interested.)

For those of you who don't want to watch the video, I'll sum up quickly what happened.

So I wanted to buy a very popular book about a girl who is date raped and then photos of the event surface on social media, eBay instead sent me a totally different book about a woman with a rape fantasy instead. To see the full story, click the video, sit back and enjoy the horror that unfolds when eBay goes wrong.

I hope you enjoyed the video and perhaps even subscribed (hint hint) and the direct link to this video (should you want to subscribe *casual face* is Here

Have you ever had an eBay horror story?

Rosy xx

Monday, 6 February 2017

Pastel Style | My Living Room Transformation

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Hello Everyone,
Today I'm doing a mini book review and living room transformation post in one (because I'm handy like that and also, they're directly linked)
I recently picked up Pretty Pastel Style in TK Maxx never thinking it would make me transform my living room, but a week later, here I am with a total different room.

A few of you may be aware that I live in a little cottage in the countryside, I've been there almost 3 years now and I've been trying to transform it bit by bit. When I first moved in, everything was dark, and I mean everything, as time has gone on I've gradually introduced light into each room whilst maintaining the cottage feel but my first attempts at decorating my living room (which was all dark blue walls when I moved in) failed to please me, yes the white walls I painted were an improvement on the dark blue it was when I moved in, but I still had the old carpet down and the dark wood wasn't working for me, I don't know why it took me reading this book to be inspired as I've already painted all the other panelling in the house white anyway, but sometimes we just need a little push!

Excuse the paint tins in the picture above, I took this photo as an afterthought just before I got started on my vision of pastel heaven.

Et Voila! with a touch of paint, a new carpet and new artwork I feel like my house is transformed. The newly re-decorated living room fits with the rest of the house now and still has the cottage feel which I felt like I needed to keep in a cottage surrounded by woodland and fields.

A couple of strategically placed candles (I have two kittens - 'nuff said) really add to the cosy feel I was going for.

New bits of artwork have helped update the room and add an individual touch.

I also painted the door into the room with a custom mixed dulux gloss in a pastel pink.

Pretty Pastel Style  is full of stunning ideas and pretty much interiors porn if you're a pastel nut like me.

Even my kitten loves it all haha. So if you're into pastels this might be one to look at because it really kicked my creative juices into flow, incidentally, if you are into pastels, make you you have a look at my Instagram because I photograph any pastel goodness I find on a daily basis (PLUG PLUG!!)

So that was a pretty quick review but I'm really pleased with what I've achieved, so till next time, bye everyone.

Rosy xx

Monday, 23 January 2017

Jeffree Star Beauty Killer

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Hi Everyone!

Seems like an eternity since I did a good old makeup post, I've just not really been buying very much makeup lately... Ok for like the past year, but seriously, how much makeup does one girl need? Apparently another palette so... yeah... 

Anyway, at the back end of last year I allowed myself to buy another palette - the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette.

 I'm a sucker for pink, I'm a sucker for stars and this product has both, I was putty in the hands of the Beauty Bay website when I saw this stunner, the outer packaging is really pretty too which you can see in the picture below.

Inside, the prettiness continues with the most stunning little star print eyeshadow pans. I have to be honest, not every shade here is daytime friendly, but, with some blending, I think all the shades are quite wearable, even the pink as I've got used to making pink work after THAT palette people went wild for last year.

Can we just all take a moment to revel in the beauty that is this palette (and yes, the shade 'expensive' did turn up damaged - thanks Beauty Bay :( and ironically, the palette is expensive... I'm sure it's the world trying to tell me not to waste money on makeup). The design is pretty unique and I don't think I have anything like this in my collection - although I do have a very similar pink shade.

My favourite shade in the palette is 'Courtney' and I predict this will be the shade I use till I hit pan, it will be a great lid colour or crease colour, matte and highly pigmented... Absolute stunner.
The shade that was a bit of a let down is Violence, it worked lovely when applied with fingers but for some reason it was weak when picked up with a brush, still though, fingers did the trick and I managed to get great pigmentation from it.

The showstopper shade, however, was Black Rainbow as on first glance it appears like a black shimmer shade but when you look closer, the glitter particles are all different colours hence the rainbow name.

Overall I'm really pleased I own this palette but would I repurchase again if I had my time over? Probably not as it did take a while to get here, I ended up with the wrong invoice in my box (yes ladies and gents, I was sent someone else's invoice) and the product was damaged, but still... look at the stars and pink.

Have you got or tried this product? Have you had anything happen where you ended up with the wrong invoice and a damaged product?

Rosy xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

5 Comments Bloggers and YouTubers Generally Hate

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Hello Everyone,

It's been a while since we had a Top 5 post on here, what with Christmas and all the rush, my usual posting topics have been a little haywire but I'm back again with another Top 5.

Last year my Top 5 posts were some of your favourites, my favourite Top 5's were:

Top 5 Things Disney Failed to Prepare Me For
Top 5 Worst PR Emails I've Ever Had
Top 5 Worst Things About Living With A Man
Top 5 Reasons I Have Beef With Barbie - and no, this isn't a body image post.

But today I'm going to have a little rant about something that has been driving me crazy the last couple of months and that is:

Top 5 Comments Bloggers and YouTubers Generally Hate

Number 1: - "Great"

I am a fan of writing fun posts, Top 5s or beauty reviews when I compare a body cream to Kate Middleton... that sort of thing, but I also like to get serious in these parts too, like when I discussed the adverse effects of FOMO (That's Fear of Missing Out) or when I talked about the horror that is Female Genital Mutilation and on these types of posts (where the topic isn't all light and fluffy) getting a comment such as 'great' or 'this is perfect!!'  is really bloody annoying! So Female Genital Mutilation is great? You didn't read what I'd written did you? No.
To top it off, you just spammed me your link, I like to go and leave a comment on any links I am sent but not when it's obvious you're not a reader, you're a spammer.

Number 2: - "Follow for Follow?"

Same as above, spam! I don't know how many times this has to be discussed on twitter chats, comment sections, blog posts and videos, seriously people! Please, for the love of google, stop with the follow for follow, because most of us won't go for it.

Number 3: - Fight Club

This is something I've been getting on my YouTube Channel since I uploaded a video about the book 'Everyday Sexism' (you can see that video here) and in this video I discuss some worrying points, trends and stats that this brilliant book highlighted to me, this was a book that really opened my eyes to the amount of sexism in Britain today, but here's the little twist... the book also discusses some of the sexism that men face which I mentioned in my video... Unfortunately a select few men have seen me sitting there with a book about sexism and haven't listened to a word I've said... I've had emails, tweets and a couple of comments from men that I can only describe as tossers Complete Idiots either kicking off calling me a man hater, a privileged idiot jumping on a bandwaggon or anything else they please (and a couple of the emails have been unpleasant to say the least)  when if they'd bloody watched the video, they would see me say nothing of the sort.
For the record, I don't hate men, I've had some very good male friends and hell, I'm married to a legit member of the male species - complete with xbox and FIFA for god sake! 
There are always people around that just want a fight and will actively search for videos or posts about subjects they want to row about, these people are morons, lesson over.

Number 4: - Unwanted Religion

This has been another annoying trend I've seen on YouTube. I watch a lot of storytimes on YouTube, I love hearing about the lives of others and I've also uploaded a couple of my own paranormal storytimes (such as my first Ouija Board experience) but on my ouija board videos I received a persistent commenter who was desperate to tell me I needed to repent, to be christened and to find God etc etc, simply due to the content of this video... I've seen similar annoying comments on the storytimes of others and seriously, what do these commenters think they will achieve? They have no idea if I'm already Christened or religious or anything, same thing with the other channels I've seen this on, it's invasive and unwanted, please stop.

Number 5: - "LOL"

As I've mentioned, I do like a good light hearted post, a bit of a laugh now and then but sometimes I do write a normal or serious post, and when these posts (or videos) receive a comment saying "LOL!!!" (or similar) I'm not quite sure where to go with that... What does it mean? Where am I going? Did I have something on my face? Why are we laughing????? 
It's just a comment that's sure to throw me right off, every single time... Probably why people leave it to be fair.

So that's my Top 5 Comments I hate getting, let me know if you've experienced similar ones yourself.

Rosy xx

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