I thought I’d do the ‘What’s In My Bag Tag‘ as I haven’t done it yet and always enjoy reading these posts on others’ blogs. If you haven’t yet done it, please do and tag me in it, I’d love to have a read. I’m currently using this gorgeous Ted Baker Handbag from Ted Baker’s SS13 range. And have been since January when my wonderful other half gave it to me for my 21st Birthday. What good taste he has (I definitely didn’t choose it myself *rolls eyes*). I love this bag but it’s not ideal to use everyday as the leather is so soft it’s all scratched on the back and looks a mess. I’m hoping there’s something I can get to take it back to it’s former glory so fingers crossed. [update: there was. See how Ted Baker rectified this].

What's in my Bag - Ted Baker Handbag
What's in my Bag - Ted Baker Handbag

 

This Ted Baker Handbag has two looks as you can take off the front pouch which doubles up as a clutch bag. Although I often use this front bit as an iPad case as it fits perfectly. It changes the bag completely when it’s off though so you don’t get bored of the same look. It’s definitely impressive how much a girl can fit into a handbag, embarrassing too though! How much of this do I actually need?

 

What's in my Bag - Ted Baker Handbag
What's in my Bag - Ted Baker Handbag

 

I carry around sooo many things in this Ted Baker Handbag that I probably don’t need. But they do come in handy sometimes, occasionally, probably never. I’m currently doing a ‘samples only’ few days to trying to always have some sachets with me. And have been carrying around this No7 nail polish with the intention of painting my nails but still haven’t got round to it. This one is ‘Devil’s Delight’ and one of my favourites from their entire range. This little ‘Ginger’ pot is actually a moisturiser (yes I originally thought it was a lip balm too). I’m pretty sure I got it free in a magazine last year. I’m not sure on the brand of it but any moisturiser of this size is perfect for sorting out dry skin.

 

What's in my Bag - Ted Baker Handbag

 

A few randoms here. I almost always carry around a hair clip so I can sort my hair out when driving me crazy. This one is from New Look. My Pandora bracelets that I was meant to put on this morning but completely forgot. I’m building up quite a collection now. I love Pandora Charms as each one has a different meaning. All I have to do is look at my bracelets and it makes me smile. A teabag – I’m a Green Tea drinker or fussy tea drinker. I take teabags everywhere with me in case someone doesn’t have the tea I like. High maintenance or what ay! My favourite tea is mentioned in a previous post and is Twining’s Long Jing Green Tea.
Ted Baker Handbag Purse
I wanted this purse for months but couldn’t find it anywhere. So I was over the moon when I found it at the Cheshire Oaks outlet and for half price. I hope this purse lasts forever as I love it soooooo much.

 

I don’t always carry around an umbrella but the weather has been strange in Gloucestershire this week. It’s better to be safe than sorry. My notepad is an essential and goes everywhere with me, it’s perfect for jotting down ideas for my next blog posts. My diary is never far away either, I HAVE to be organised and often fill each day with to-do lists. This is from one of my favourite shops, Paperchase.

 

Have you done the ‘What’s In My Bag’ Tag? Have you got a favourite Ted Baker Handbag?

 

Until next time,

 

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A quick blog post today on these simple but effective Newspaper Nails such a good alternative to buying expensive nail stickers and they can be done with almost anything. I want to try these with colourful pictures, I think that would work really well, watch this space.
Quick, effective Newspaper Nails. These can be made with anything from Newspaper, to Magazine, to Pictures.
How great are these? I did them a while back and thought I’d write a quick post about them. They took a total of 20 minutes to do and be completely dry. Can’t grumble at 20 minutes can you?
Quick, effective Newspaper Nails. These can be made with anything from Newspaper, to Magazine, to Pictures.
To create this Newspaper Nails look, firstly you need to cut some strips out of the newspaper/magazine/picture whatever it is you’re using to the rough size of your nails. Don’t worry, you’ll trim/file them to the exact size later.
Quick, effective Newspaper Nails. These can be made with anything from Newspaper, to Magazine, to Pictures.
Then paint your nails with a clear polish (sorry about the state of my nails in this picture!). I’ve used BarryM 2 in 1 ‘Basecoat, Topcoat and Nail Hardener’, this is one of my all time favourites, although I’ll need to repurchase soon as mine is drying up.

 

Then leave them to get to the sticky drying stage and quickly press on the precut newspaper (or whatever it is you’re using) strips.
Quick, effective Newspaper Nails. These can be made with anything from Newspaper, to Magazine, to Pictures.
Coat these with a generous coat of clear nail polish and leave to completely dry. This will take around 20-30 minutes.
Quick, effective Newspaper Nails. These can be made with anything from Newspaper, to Magazine, to Pictures.
Once dry file off the excess paper and coat with further clear nail polish. Again I have used BarryM. Two coats may work a little better to ensure the nails last as long as you want.
Quick, effective Newspaper Nails. These can be made with anything from Newspaper, to Magazine, to Pictures.
And Voila! Effective Newspaper Nails in less than 20 minutes. I just wish I’d put a few more coats of clear polish on afterwards to give them an overall better finish. Like I’ve mentioned above this can be done with other things such as patterns or pictures.

 

You can buy BarryM’s Basecoat, Topcoat and Nail Hardener here.

 

Has anyone tried Newspaper Nails with anything different? If so I’d love for you to tweet me photos (@AmiRoseBlog).
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Here it is, the long awaited Twinings Tea post. I have been tweeting about this so much but couldn’t write it until I’d tried all of the tea so I could pick out my favourites. What an amazing past couple of months having a different Twinings Tea almost every day. I’m going to miss having so many to choose from as there’s 21 different teas here.
        Twinings Tea Tasting

 

Over the past year I’ve become addicted to Green/White teas and this makes up around 90% of my tea intake. I’ll only have a regular cup of tea when it’s either that or no tea at all. This all started when I detoxed and was only aloud to drink water, green tea or fruit tea. I wasn’t a massive fan of the fruit tea I’d tried in the past and was so excited to try all these different teas so I could find a new favourite.

 

Twinings Tea Tasting

 

The first of my favourite fruit teas was this Twinings Tea ‘Buttermint Tea’. It’s like Werther’s Originals in liquid form. I’ve got such a sweet tooth and this was lovely and it smelt exactly like it tasted which I don’t find very often with fruit teas.

 

Secondly (which I forgot to take a picture of) was the Blackcurrant and Rhubarb tea. This was a surprise to me seeing as I don’t like Blackcurrant… or Rhubarb but this was a great mixture, so sweet and tasted just like Rhubarb and Custards mixed with Ribena. My favourite out of the selection.
                 Twinings Tea Tasting

 

This was one of my favourite fruit teas too. I’m one of these people that drinks a really sweet wine and adds lemonade to it, so the sweeter the better. Although this one smelt a lot stronger and sweeter than it tasted but it was still yummy.

 

Twinings Tea Tasting

I’d never tried Chai tea before and I loved it. Such a mixture of flavours with a strong but nice after-taste. I wasn’t too keen on the Assam though, it tasted a bit ‘musky’ to me but each to their own and everyone’s tastes are different.

 

Twinings Tea Tasting

I could almost say this was my favourite out of the lot, almost. Mmm this one is gorgeous. It’s got the Assam tea in but some really strong flavours as well. It’s Christmas in a cup and it honestly tastes like you’re drinking Mulled Wine. I cannot recommend this enough. Looking forward to buying more ready for the Autumn/Winter evenings.

 

Twinings Tea Tasting

This is a great range from Twinings Tea. They all taste quite similar and I didn’t drink enough of them to see a major difference. But I can certainly see that if you introduce these teas into your daily routine, especially the ‘Sleep’ tea, you’ll be a new person. They made me feel relaxed and healthy and taste delicious at the same time.

 

Twinings Tea Tasting

 

Last but not least my two favourites, ‘Pure White Tea’ and ‘Long Jing Green Tea’ which is my overall favourite. Trust me to pick the one that’s exclusive to Costa to be my favourite but you can buy it online from Twinings Tea directly. I’ve never tasted a green tea like it and would recommend green tea, or any tea lovers to try it and I challenge you to find a better tasting green tea.

 

All the teas mentioned above are available from Twinings’ Website www.twinings.co.uk

 

What are your favourite Twinings Teas?

 

Until next time,

 

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We’ve got to have something to look forward to now summer is coming to a close. For me that’s the Autumn Nail Art and make-up trends. And of course the warm knitwear and winter boots. I’m sure everyone has that one fail safe brand and for me that’s BarryM, especially their nail polishes, there’s just something about them. Every time they bring out a new colour I just have to have it.

My Top Autumn Nail Art Colours:

 

Autumn Nail Art Colours

 

Firstly yellow. This is perfect for the Summer to Autumn Nail Art transition as it’s represents the sun, and the colours of the leaves throughout the Autumn. A perfect colour to take you in to the beginning of the next season.

 

Autumn Nail Art Colours

 

This design uses yellow again incorporated with a bright blue. These base coats are by Misguided and the dots are added using a BarryM Nail Art Pen.  These are so easy to work with and they’re similar to a felt pen, you just need to make sure there’s enough ink on the nib as otherwise your design won’t work. These are £3.99 and available at most Boots and Superdrug (currently 3 for 2) stores.

 

BarryM Cobalt Blue with Pink Sparkle Top Coat

 

Blue is a fail safe option throughout the Autumn, it’s always on trend and there’s so many different shades to choose from. The ‘Cobalt Blue’ used in this design is in my top nail paints by BarryM, I think I’m on my third bottle of this, it goes with almost anything and matches with almost all seasons trends. This top coat is perfect to add a little spark into your nails.

 

Autumn Nail Art Colours

 

Talking of sparks, this next polish ‘Amethyst Glitter’ really gets you into the Autumn spirit. Doesn’t it just remind you of Bonfire Night and the fireworks? It’s weird how nail polish can do that! This is usually used as a top coat but I thought I’d use it as the main colour, although you need about 4 coats to get it looking like this.

 

Autumn Nail Art Colours

 

This deep green it definitely an Autumn colour and BarryM’s ‘Magnetic Nail Polishes’ look so effective. This is one of my favourites but there’s many to choose from. I hope they bring out some bright coloured Magnetic Polishes in the near future.

 

Autumn Nail Art Colours

 

I did say there was 5 designs on my twitter (@AmiRoseBlog) but I couldn’t forget about this one. I’m not a massive fan of white nails but remembered I had these nail tattoos by NailArt. They completely transform the look of your nails and I can’t wait to use them again.

 

Keep an eye out for more posts using these nail art tattoos as well as a first look at BarryM’s Autumn range.

 

I hope some of these looks have inspired you for next seasons trends.

 

What is your fail safe nail polish brand and colour? What is your favourite Autumn Nail Art colour?

 

Until next time,

 

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Get To Know Ami Rose Blog: The Girl Behind The Blog. 10 Facts About Me
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog Ami Rose. I spent weeks, months, trying to come up with the perfect name until I found that the domain www.ami-rose.com was available so I thought, why not? I’ve written blogs in the past; my first blog, started in 2007 was called ‘Picture Perfect’. I then had another, ‘Beauty Loves’,  a few years back. I had a break from ‘Beauty Loves’ in the last year of my degree as it all became too much, I even ended up in hospital due to the stress, so when I had the time and motivation to blog again I decided to completely relaunch and start right from the beginning, so that’s where Ami Rose comes in.
Get To Know Ami Rose Blog: The Girl Behind The Blog. 10 Facts About Me

I’m a beauty addict, I will try anything and everything, mainly hooked on skincare and make-up trends. I’m also obsessed with nail polish and have decided to try and collect every colour of BarryM nail paint (I’ve got 106 colours and counting, tut tut Ami Rose) and I love trying and I say TRYING to do nail art, I will get better I promise!

Other than external beauty I’m a fitness fanatic, hooked on the newest sporting trends as well as a major health foodie always cleansing, detoxing but never actually getting that body I dream of (probably because I enjoy baking more than cooking and have never stuck to a diet in my life). Again, I’m trying…
I’ve decided to start Ami Rose now I have some more time to myself, I’ve always been interested in blogging, I started ‘blogging’ in 2007 before blogging was really a thing. It’s always work work work and blogging helps me to switch off and be in a completely different place. I want to share the latest crazes with you all (I’m always trying different fitness classes) and share my major haul of makeup/skincare/haircare/beauty products as I buy far too many and would love to be able to tell you which ones I’d recommend and which ones I wouldn’t.

10 facts about Ami Rose;

1. I live in the Gloucestershire countryside.
2. I graduated from a BA(Hons) degree at UWE in Education and Early Childhood Studies in 2014.
3. I have a Campervan Conversion Business; (www.moorescampers.com).
4. I’ve got a wonderful boyfriend [update: fiancé] Sam. We’ve been together since 5th May 2009.
5. I want to travel the world. And I will.
6. I’m a keen photographer… not that it shows.
7. I’m addicted to Made in Chelsea (we’ve all got to have one guilty pleasure right?).
8. My birthday is 15th January 1993 and I’m 21 [update: 23]
9. I have a little French Bulldog called Milo, born on 17th August 2014
10. I’m rubbish at thinking of things about me…

 

If you’re interested in working with me, please email ami-rose@hotmail.co.uk

 

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