To Blind Date or Not?

Having had my fair share of dates from online dating sites and just random meet ups that have obviously ended up going  no where and leaving me feeling like what is the point in dating at all? I was recently set up on a blind date of some sorts..


So here's the thing he knew what I looked like and knew way more about me than I did about him.. but when I was given his number to set something up we seemed to click straight away. I didn't think at all about the fact that I didn't know what he looked like, which is quite refreshing to be perfectly honest.

Monsoon Rose Gold Perfume*

I have always struggled to find perfumes that I really like, I always find that they just don't smell that nice or don't last too long. The Monsoon Rose Gold EDP is an exception to this rule, when it arrived I was shocked at just how much I loved the fragrance. 


When you first spritz yourself you're hit with juicy notes of citrus, rich floral and decadent woods these combined reveal a delicate and sensual feminine scent.

My Little Box September 2017 Rouge Edition

This months My Little Box review is a lot later than usual because it arrived pretty much at the end of September and has really annoyed the majority of it's customers.  I am not that impressed with this month's box, but then we cannot expect to be happy with every single box we get. 


The main thing that I was miffed with, was the fact that we seemed to be missing one lifestyle piece, there are usually two lifestyle pieces and three beauty products. So what happened to that???

I will start with the two Nuxe products we received which were both sample sized. I have used the Shimmering Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, R.R.P £34.00 for 100ml, previously so receiving the non-shimmering dry oil was a nice change especially when applying it to your hair. It is a luxurious product and a little does go a long way.

The Nuxe Prodigieux Huile de Douche Shower Oil, retails for around around £10.50 for 200ml, which has a subtle golden shimmer and gently cleanses your skin leaving it feeling silky smooth. It has a sweet light fragrance, which can be explained by the infusion of the sulfate-free almond oil cleanser.


This months My Little Beauty item was this gorgeous red lipstick, pictured worn below, if you are a regular reader then you will know I am abit of a lipstick snob. I can tell this is cheap, the smell is very similar to those you get in kids kits or lower end brands like Rimmel or Collection. I found that it did stay on fairly well with my primer and Lipcote top coat, but nothing compared to a Mac lippy or my go to Too Faced Melted Matte. I was pretty disappointed because I have had a liquid lipstick from My Little Box before and it was pretty good. 


This months only Lifestyle item was a one size fits all T-shirt, thankfully due to all the random and worrying weight-loss I have experienced lately it actually fits me. I do really like it and think it will go pretty well with most outfits. I felt very french with my red lips, glasses and cigarette. Not that I condone smoking, it's just such a french look isn't it! 


I found rolling the sleeves up and tucking it into jeans, paired with heels really created a very Parisian Chic look. You could even add a cute casual style formal jacket with it to give the look a real pop.


I know a lot of people weren't happy with this month's box, I would love to know your thoughts?

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes & Peach Perfect Setting Powder

When I saw that Too Faced were releasing a full Matte collection and all smelling of Peaches and Sweet Fig no less, I had to get something from the range. I jumped on the site as soon as Too Faced released Peaches & Cream, and managed to get my hands on the Just Peachy Mattes Palette and the Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder. 


7 Years Diagnosed Coeliac and My Hairs Falling Out, Nails are Yellow and I've lost a Shit Tonne of Weight

As you may well know back in April time I finally found out that I was Vitamin D deficient, I started taking supplements and started to feel better. Let's not be silly though, that was short lived!


I had started to lose some excess weight over two months which I thought was fairly normal, and linked to the Vitamin D thing, but here's the thing it carried on coming off. Rapidly! I dropped from a size 10 to a size 6 in about 4 months, I hadn't changed my diet or exercise in anyway.

S+ by ResMed Sleep Monitor*

I love my sleep, I mean I could sleep day and night if I really wanted too. When I was offered the chance to review the latest S+ Sleep Monitor by ResMed, I couldn't turn it away, I was intrigued to see just how well I was actually sleeping at night and if there was anything that the S+ could do to improve it.


The S+ is the world's first contact-less sleep tracker, that helps to analyse your sleep and thus provide any suggestions required to improve it. It is easily linked up to your phone via an app and quickly records the light, noise and temperature conditions in your room, which all add to the tailored feedback for improved sleep.