Wednesday, 31 July 2013

How I Style Skater | Smock Dresses

I have had my eyes on this Motel Rocks dress for ages, but could never justify spending the original price tag of £40 on it. Luckily I managed to snap it up in the ARK sale for £14! It's so flattering because it doesn't cling to any part of my body, and hides my stumpy torso. For my first youtube fashion video I have put together a lookbook on how I style it, and would love to hear what you guys think of how I put this together. Hope you enjoy watching it!

items mentioned : 
motel dress - exact | sale  | topshop bag - similar | vintage hat - similar | vans 106 - exact | chelsea boots - exact  | topshop necklace - similar | primark necklace - similar | leather jacket - similar | camo jacket - similar | wellies - exact | floral headband - similar | parka - similar 

Monday, 29 July 2013


The other day I went to Benet's in Cambridge for lunch with my Mum. The plan was to go for ice cream sundaes but their freezer was broken! In this heatwave, in the middle of Cambridge, with so many tourists... no ideal. Despite all this we were desperate for something to drink, so had some lush dandelion and burdock drinks.
I had originally planned to just wear short and a top, but when I saw my mum in a summer dress I thought I should make more of an effort... I absolutely love this dress, and it has a cheeky low back so I can show off the only part of my body that seems to catch the sun.
Sandals - H&M | Dress - H&M | Necklace - DIY/Primark | Belt - Pull & Bear

Friday, 26 July 2013

how to wear co-ordinates

Two pieces are back for the summer. There's no hiding it, or your midriffs.

Inspired by these gorgeous girls, I have chosen my top picks of the two-pieces. They are great for this hot summer, whether you are on a night out, at a festival, a wedding or out shopping.

I struggle to pull this look off as I have a stumpy torso, but I would love to be able to wear all of these. Especially the vintage strawberry print piece. It would look so good at Bestival.
1. actual piece worn by katy perry and beyonce ebay -£65 | 2. Missguided -£90 | 3. ebay - £13 | 4. ebay - £25 | 5. boohoo - £45 | 6. motel - £45

What do you guys think of this trend? Is it a one heatwave wonder?

Thursday, 18 July 2013


Day time makeup.

| face : mac face and body, bourjois bb bronzing cream | brows: mua eyebrow pencil, natural collection eyeshadow crushed walnut | eyes : manhattan go big eyeshadow pen amber rose, stargazer semi permanent tattoo pen, no7 stay perfect mascara | lips : rimmel exaggerate lipliner 005 pure |

This is the makeup I wore in my haul video, and it's a look I have been reaching for on a day to day basis if I have to go out and see other people. I kept the eyes really simple so that the bold lip didn't make me look over the top. The rimmel pencil is definitely one of my favourite lip products for the summer, I love the colour and can't wait to try more in the same formula as it lasts so well.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


Keeping it nice and simple for the first one, a beauty haul from fragrance direct. I really enjoyed making it, and will definitely be doing some more.
Sorry for my awful voice and the condition of my hair.
Hope you guys enjoy it :)

D I Y Dip-Dye Ombre Shorts

To make some extra money throughout university I customise old denim jeans to make shorts, so am always looking for new ideas on how to re-work them. Although dip-dyed clothing has been around for a while now I thought it was time I jumped on the band waggon. So here are some shorts I recently made, with the instructions on how I dyed them:

You will need:

Shorts, dye (preferably hand dye, although I used machine dye - just make sure you stick to the quantities in the instructions), 500g salt/dye salt, a spoon to mix, pegs, rubber gloves, a bowl and a hanger. Make sure you are also working on a surface that you won't mind getting dye on.


Add the amount of warm water that your dye recommends into your bowl, and stir in the salt. Completely soak your shorts - this will help the dye to transfer gradually.


Mix in your dye thoroughly, then put on your gloves and dip your shorts into the dye as high up as you want the ombre to start. I chose just below the pockets.


Then take the shorts out until just the bottom inch remains in the dye; the colour should transfer up the shorts gradually. I used pegs to clip the shorts to the bowl so that they wouldn't fall in. 


Leave the shorts in the dye for as long as the packet recommends and then hang them to dry - again making sure that then are above a surface that you don't mind getting dye on. I also placed the bowl under the shorts to catch the main drips.


Leave your shorts until they are bone dry - I left them overnight. As you can see the ombre isn't in a straight line. This is because I had to bend the shorts into the bowl, so some areas took more dye than others. For future reference I will definitely use a bigger bowl. Also, where I used machine dye the lack of agitation in this hand dying process means that the colour didn't mix completely - hence the red line between the two areas of dye.


Rinse the shorts until the water runs clear, you can also put them in the washing machine - just make sure they aren't with other items of clothing.


After leaving them to dry this is the finished result

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

How I do: Festival Fashion

Over the summer I am going to do a style series based on the different music festivals, starting off with Latitude as it is starting next weekend.


Typically a festival for families or first-timers, Latitude is all about the arts rather than just music. It's definitely the kind of festival where you can pull off looking like you have made an effort; there aren't many people with slept-in make up or greasy hair. The combination of the lush weather at the moment and the sandy ground at Latitude means that wellies will not be necessary, ankle boots and pretty dresses should see you through. I am dying to get my hands on the black and white Monki dress.
If any of you are lucky enough to be going be sure to check out the graduate fashion show held on the lake, and do not miss the 1975's set!

1 monki - £25 | 2 forever21 - £4.90 | 3 forever21 - £25 | 4 ebay -  £19.95 | 5 the1975 - £14.99 | 6 topshop - £7 | 7 rokit - £20 | 8 asos - £6 | 9 bershka - £19.99

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

How I do a daytime bronzed makeup.

Whether it's pre-holiday or post-holiday I love doing a bronzed make-up look over the summer with a gold smokey eye. Keeping the skin quite natural means that my freckles show through and it doesn't look like I am caked in makeup for a day-time look.

B A S E - because I am slightly more tanned from my holiday I mix Bourjois BB Bronzing cream with my Mac Face and Body (c3) and apply it with my hands for a sheer finish. Then I use the bronzing creme as a cream bronzer with a buffing brush over my cheekbones, jawline and temples - buffing the excess down the centre of my face. I really can't make strong blush work for me, so I use Dallas bronzer from Benefit (celebutante palette) on the tops of my cheekbones as it is a more pink toned bronzer. Under my eyes I use Bobbi Brown creamy concealer (cool sand), although it doesn't completely cover my dark circles. 
E Y E S - For my brows I use the MUA brow pencil in brunette on an angled brush so it doesn't look so scousebrow. I ran powersurge pencil by mac over my lids and under my eyes as a base, using a gold from the MUA heaven and earth eyeshadow palette over the top, and a dark brown from the same palette in the crease and slightly under my eye. Both of these colours have shimmer in which is great for this look, and the colours really compliment green eyes. To finish I used No.7 stay perfect mascara which I will be reviewing soon as it is amazing.
L I P S - I can't think of anything worse for a daytime look than a smoky eye and a bold lip, so I just use rose tint vaseline to give my lips a bit of colour.

Let me know what you guys think, and if you have tried this yourselves. Would you prefer to see these tutorials as a video?


Welcome to Keziah Rose, a blog named after myself.I'm studying Retail Marketing at Brighton and customise Levis shorts on the side. I'm starting on Blogger to support my university course by trying to gain an insight into how retail is developing through social media.

My blog isn't going to be that different to anyone else's. Examples of what you will see from me include:

  • Monthly fashion/beauty/lifestyle favourites
  • OOTDs
  • Wish lists
  • Reviews
  • DIYs
I am going to try to stick to a couple of series of posts that I have thought up,  and if I don't find the sound of my own voice too annoying I might try Youtube.  I'd love it if you guys enjoyed reading my posts enough to stick around :)


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