50 Facts About Me Tag!

50 facts

Here’s another tag I’ve seen around, so I thought I’d give it a shot. If you’ve done a version of this, or plan on doing one, let me know with a comment and I’ll make sure to check it out!

Let’s get right into the tag :)

  1. My birth name is Rosie, it isn’t my nickname (i.e., my actual name isn’t Rosemary)
  2. My father wanted me to be called Anna and my middle name to be Danielle, but my mum woke up in the middle of the night just before I was born and decided I’d be a ‘Rosie Alice’
  3. I’m part of a mixed family, and have half siblings and a full sibling
  4. Sometimes I’ll get stopped in the middle of the street/at a club by a complete stranger, and asked where I’m from (i.e. My nationality)
  5. Though I’m not sure how much I am of one nationality and how much of another, I know that I’m part English, Welsh, Sri Lankan, Portuguese and Dutch – I’m Australian at heart :)
  6. For the entirety of my schooling, I attended the one school. I spent 14 years in that joint…let’s just say I won’t be heading back there any time soon!
  7. My full brother and I are 10 months apart. Yep, you don’t need to say it, I’ve heard the stock standard reaction a thousand times…
  8. My eyes are hazel in colour, and there is a fleck of light brown colour that ventures beyond the boundary of my iris (it sort of looks like something’s stuck in my eye)
  9. I have super weak nails. Just before I managed to push my right index fingernail halfway back whilst stacking the freezer – sorry for the visual!
  10. Currently, we are a three dog family. We have two jack russells and an older mongrel – a staffy, whippet and fox terrier cross
  11. I got my learner permit 2 days after I turned 16, and got 100%
  12. I passed my driving test 2 days after my 18th birthday, and my test lasted 10 minutes
  13. I’ve had plastic surgery – nothing exciting guys, I’ve had nail issues on my toes so got that fixed, sorry, again, if that’s too much info!
  14. I can flare my nostrils
  15. I can curl my tongue
  16. I can move my ears back and forward
  17. I can make my tongue into a shell
  18. I can raise both eyebrows together, and each one on its own
  19. When I was about 7 years old, I visited the orthodontist, as recommended by my dentist. He told me I’d need braces when I was older (which I did), and I burst into tears and cried all the way home
  20. My brother’s girlfriend’s cousin dated Keith Richard’s daughter. He then left her, and is now dating Lara Bingle. Go figure…
  21. Whilst driving home from a family trip one year, I fed my labrador (who sadly isn’t with us anymore) some McDonalds. I was too little to understand the potential consequences, and subsequently ended up with dog barf all over my lap, hmm!
  22. I get carsick, and can hardly read a melway (Melbourne’s roadmap) without feeling nauseous
  23. Horror movies are my addiction. I don’t care how cheesy they are, or how much blood and gore there is, I’ll watch it
  24. I have six piercings – my first and seconds on my ears (4), a cartilage piercing on my right ear (5), and my nose pierced on the left side (6)
  25. I have no tattoos, and don’t ever plan on getting one. I’m cool with them on others, and sometimes find them quite aesthetically pleasing
  26. My mother used to take my brother and me to the public pool when we were little. I desperately wanted to jump off the diving board, so my mother waded in the water just in front to catch me so I wouldn’t drown (this was in the big pool, and I would have been about 4 at the time). I was so excited, that I jumped a little too far, landed on her face, and broke her nose. I feel so bad, to this day!
  27. Oh, and I also gave her gestational diabetes…oops…
  28. Because I am quite tall, I have quite large feet – I’m a 10.5/41, so finding shoes is sometimes frustratingly difficult
  29. I’ve always had an interest in, and been quite good at spelling and grammar
  30. I love acidic fruits, like strawberries, pineapple and kiwifruits, but I am almost guaranteed mouth ulcers after I eat them
  31. There is nothing more disgusting in this world than raw tomato…
  32. Slurpees are an appropriate drink, no matter what the weather man tells me
  33. During a hockey match a couple of years back, a girl from the opposition stuck her stick in front of me on purpose and I fell over. I got her back – when I wound up to hit the ball I ‘accidentally’ missed it, and thumped her foot with my stick. My bad :)
  34. My brother started school a year before me, and I would get jealous that he’d have homework, and I didn’t. So my mum bought me an English and Maths book with simple exercises to make me happy – I know, what a weirdo…
  35. My best subject in my final year exams was art
  36. My worst subject was Latin. Do not ask me why I did it, I honestly have no idea
  37. I had never seen the university I currently attend until my first day (I never went to any open days or seminars)
  38. I was the only Rosie in my school until an imposter (whose actual name is Rosemary) came…how dare she! :P
  39. I have an unusual knack for recognising people in movies. Even if they aren’t particularly famous, I’ll know their real name, the movie I recognise them from, and the character’s name that they played
  40. My mum and I are complete sooks around babies, I cannot wait to be a mother
  41. I have a scar on my hand from Skittle oil. I thought it would be awesome to melt Skittles down in the microwave, because it would produce a rainbow liquid of delish-ness. I was wrong. As I pulled the bowl of plasticy muck out of the microwave, oil splashed out and onto my hand. Not only was I disappointed that Skittle rainbow liquid cannot be made this way, but I had a nice burn to deal with
  42. Josh Hartnett and Alexander Skarsgard are delectable
  43. For years now, I have watched The Nightmare Before Christmas on Christmas Eve, followed by either Love Actually or Bridget Jones’ Diary, or both, on Christmas Day
  44. I have a thing for European accents. I met some Germans out the other night that weren’t even attractive, but felt compelled to talk to them because their voices were mesmerizing. My art history tutor’s name is Antonino, and he’s Italian. Drool.
  45. I am really obsessive about certain things. My cards go back into their respective places in my wallet, I will only write with Pentel Energel Rollerballs on premium paper (the ink mustn’t show through), and I have to wipe down my makeup counter every time I put on makeup, regardless of whether I’ve made a mess or not
  46. I am perfectly content with sitting and watching Disney cartoons all day
  47. Picking my cuticles is my bad habit
  48. When I’m out and about, I have a tendency to stare at people. Not in a freaky way, but in an I-want-to-observe-you-for-an-extended-period-of-time way (that still sounds pretty freaky lol). I’m incredibly inquisitive, so I like trying to read people
  49. I have fainted 3 times in my life. Once after swimming trials at school (I collapsed, half changed, in the girls’ bathroom). The second time was on a really hot night, and I tried putting a drink back in the fridge, slipped, and hit my head on the way down. The final time to date was after surgery whilst on Panadeine Forte, and I fainted on the toilet.
  50. For years I was a tomboy and would dress in all black. Then I suddenly began to change and become more girly, changing my image completely. I started to get into styling my hair and doing my makeup, and this has led me to where I am today – a beauty lover and future makeup artist (and lawyer) – at least that’s the plan.

Phew! I never thought I’d get there! I’m sure your eyeballs are about to fall out of their sockets after reading this, but I hope you enjoyed it. If you end up doing the tag, let me know with a comment and I’ll make sure to check it out.

Thanks for reading lovelies!

Rosie xx


Forgive me Father, for I have sinned…seven times!

Hey everyone!

This post is going to be on the Seven Deadly Sins of Makeup tag. This tag has been floating around the blogosphere for a while now, and let’s just say I’m a sucker for tags…so I thought I’d do this one! I tag all my readers, so feel free to make a post and I’ll definitely check it out.

1. Greed: What is your most inexpensive beauty product? What is your most expensive beauty product?

Makeup is so expensive in Australia, but on occasion there will be some ripper sales that I take advantage of. Priceline had a 40% off sale not too long ago, and I purchased an Essence eyeshadow which came down to about 90c. This was a bargain, but a rarity here in Aus. My most expensive beauty product would be a tie between my Nars Danmari and Nars All About Cheek palette which I had to source on eBay.

2. Wrath: What beauty product do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?

I’d say I have a love/hate relationship with eyeliner. I love wearing winged, gel liner on my upper lashline, but can never get the darn flicks the same on either side. Also, No matter what brand of eyeliner I use on my waterline, it will almost never stay put. I can swab my waterline with a q-tip beforehand, apply the liner and set with a powder, but nothing seems to work – I think I just have abnormally watery waterlines…I guess it’s called a waterline for a reason then!
The hardest product to get my hands on has definitely been Dior’s Amber Diamond Shimmer Powder. I have lusted after this having seen it in tones of videos and reviews, and have searched far and wide at David Jones and Myer at their respective Dior counters, and still have not found it – perhaps we do not sell it in Australia. A friend of mine is currently overseas, and is kindly bringing me back one, so problem solved.

3. Gluttony: What are your most delicious beauty products?

The Lush sugar lip scrubs are pretty scrumptious. I received the bubblegum flavoured one for Christmas, and I’m too stingy to use it, it’s that yummy! Also, Australis have some pretty awesome lipglosses, Colour Inject I think they’re called. I have the clear one, and the bright pink one – they smell like artificial peaches, yum!

4. Sloth: What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness?

I’ve mentioned this in a previous post – I never use primer, guilty as charged. Even when I set it on top of my makeup counter to subliminally tell me to use it, I somehow just forget or don’t notice it staring me in the face, and skip it. To be honest, it doesn’t make too much of a difference on my skin. I don’t like to wear makeup long enough for it to start to fade or smudge anyway, so for me, primer isn’t a necessity.

5. Pride: What beauty product gives you the most self-confidence?

Hmm…each product I use gives me confidence, but not enough confidence if used on their own, if that makes sense. If I absolutely had to choose, I’d probably go for foundation or concealer. My skin is fairly clear as I’m over my horrific acne days, but I have been left with some noticeable redness and scarring, particularly around my cheeks and on my chin. My skin looks significantly different with foundation on though, and it definitely makes more of a difference than any other product, so I’ll settle on foundation.

6. Lust: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

This is such a random question, but what the hey! For me, confidence and humour are key. If a guy can come up to me in a non-creepy way and simply entertain me, I’m hooked. This might be a little old fashioned, but manners also matter to me. I’ve been brought up to be respectful and polite, and both my parents and I expect no less from anyone else. If a boy can come over for tea, and impress my family by being engaging and polite, he’s a keeper for sure.

7. Envy: What product would you most like to receive as a gift?

I’m assuming this question is referring to beauty products, right? In all honesty, I feel like it’s hard to buy beauty products for someone – you might not know what colours look best on them, or you could match their foundation incorrectly. I’ve been given gift cards for beauty stores (Mecca and Mac, for example) and these make me so happy – there’s nothing like being able to splurge and not feel your wallet empty!

That sums up this tag – let me know with a comment if any of you guys are going to do it, and I’ll check back to see your responses!

Thanks for stopping by!
Rosie xx

Chipped nail polish, crooked teeth and maniac driving?

Hey guys! I just discovered Bonnie’s blog the other day, and she’d posted this tag. I thought it was interesting to read and looked fun to do, so here we go. Feel free to do it too, I’d love to read your answers!

1.  Name a beauty regime that you rarely do?
Use primer. I almost neeever use primer, mostly because I’m just forgetful. If something isn’t embedded in my routine, I won’t remember to do it, and since I’ve only really started *using* (I use this term loosely lol) primer, it almost always slips my mind.
2.  Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly?
Haha no…again with the memory. I spot clean them every time a brush is used, but as for deep cleaning, that only happens, realistically, about once a month. I know how lazy and pretty unhygienic that is, but I just can’t bring myself to bend over the kitchen sink for 20 minutes scrubbing away!
3.  How long will you last with chipped nail polish?
Longer than I’d care to admit! Though it does depend on the colour of the polish. With lighter colours I feel you can get away with a good amount of chipping, but once deep blues or reds start to flake away it makes me feel unpolished (ha!) so I’ll either take it all off and give my nails a rest or repaint them.
4.  How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it?
This surprisingly never really happens to me. I hardly ever run out of products, as I own backups of things that I tend to go through quickly (foundations, mascara, concealers). Although I do need a new Mac Painterly paint pot as mine is suuuper dried out and kind of manky, but they are so expensive here in Australia, that I’m waiting to place an overseas order and have that forwarded here. So in essence, I’m happy to wait about a month I’d say. 
5.  What is your worst beauty habit? 
Not sure if this counts, but wearing my retainer or plate. I had braces a few years back during high school, and got them off at that age where I was too ‘cool’ to wear my plate religiously like my orthodontist told me (big mistake!). I couldn’t even wear it at night because I was too lazy. Ugh, such a shame, because I’ve noticed a couple of teeth moving, and in a desperate attempt to correct them I have been wearing my plate nightly for the past week and boy does it hurt!! I’ve seen some improvement which is encouraging, but to all you lads and ladies out there that are like me, please, wear your plate! All that money spent on your teeth, it’s just not worth falling out of this routine.
6.  Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time?
Leaving the house for work. I will almost never give myself a realistic amount of time to get to work (I drive), because I much prefer to feel under pressure and need to get there quickly…? I honestly don’t know why, but I feel like there’s so much more I can get done in those extra minutes at home, rather than have to sit in the parking lot waiting for my shift to start. I’m strange, I know.
7.  When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute?
Hmm..this usually depends on what I’m doing. If it’s a spontaneous decision, say, in the last hour I’ve decided to go somewhere, then I’ll be pretty last minute. If it’s for a planned event like a dinner or going out clubbing, then I’ll leave myself at least a good hour to get ready – I’ll throw on shuffle on my phone, sit at my vanity and take my sweet, sweet time. 
8.  Can you commit to spending bans?
Lol no. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a good saver, but I’m also a good spender…actually, a bad spender. I spend economically though – I work in the beauty field and will purposely hold off on buying things until they’re on sale; likewise I won’t buy items here in Australia that I know I can get cheaper online, even if that means waiting a couple of weeks. I can’t restrain myself from spending all together, but I can definitely stick to a budget? :)
9.  How organised is your make-up and nail polish collections?
Because I am that obsessed with makeup and generally quite an organised person, I like to keep my beauty things in order. I have a set of drawers for my collection, divided into face, eye and lip sections. These drawers then contain further little baskets that house different brands or types of products – for instance, I have a little basket for my OCC lip tars, and I have another for my foundations. As for nail polish, I just keep this in a big tub in my study that’s made of clear plastic, so I can see the colours for easy access.Ok well that’s all the questions of the tag (yeah, 9 is a weird number to stop at, isn’t it?) but I tag all my readers, it’s a really fun tag and a good way to pick up on bad habits!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Rosie xx