So, earlier today I asked you on social media to put some questions to me, and I would try and answer as many as could.
There was a wide mix of questions, so I have decided to split them up into separate posts.
I will keep my maternity fashion, style inspirations and anything else baby related to the next post.
What products do you use on your eyebrows?
I have actually done a full blog post on my eyebrow routine, so please click here for all the details.
Who does your hair colour?
I am slightly embarrassed to answer this one, with the current state of my roots. I am bordering on looking like I have a balayge colour in, so please excuse me! I am lucky as I have very fair hair naturally, so I get away with a good few months between each colouring. My hairdresser is Ronan Markey, and he is a genius when it comes to hair. I usually have a full head of highlights once or twice a year, and a half head in between these to keep the colour topped up. Ronan has his own salon attached to his house, and is based in Clontarf, Dublin 3. If you are looking for his number, please PM me and I will send it on. You won't be disappointed I promise you… no more hairdresser disasters, leaving the salon on the verge of tears when the stylist hasn't listened to what you wanted. You can check out his Facebook page here
What extensions do you wear?
I have been wearing hair extensions on and off for over 7 years now, and have tried plenty of the brands out there, but have been hooked on Hotloxs Hair Extensions the last 3-4 years. Anna, the owner of Hotloxs, is amazing at what she does, and the hair quality is amazing. I get the pre bonded extensions in a mix of two blonde shades to create a natural look. I have thin hair naturally, so I use them for both volume and length. She has a salon in Dublin City Centre with some amazing stylist working there, ready to look after your every need. You can also get Hotloxs extensions in clip in's too, if you are not ready to commit to the full head of bonded extensions. I find them easy to maintain, and wash my hair around three times a week. I use a Tangle Teezer to comb through my hair, and it works perfectly with bonded extensions, detangling the hair but not catching or pulling the bonds. I style my hair every day using the Instyler, curlers, hair dryers and straighteners, and the quality of the hair always remains immaculate. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Click here to check out their Facebook page.
What foundation do you wear for day/night?
I get asked a lot about my foundation, and again, it is something I have been using for years and never seem to venture from. For day time I use Revlon Photo Ready Airbrush Mousse in 030 Nude. It provides medium coverage and feels super light on the skin. The reason I love it so much is for it's staying power. When I am busy in work, I don't have time to be reapplying or powdering the skin so this is a saviour with my busy job.
For night time, or days when I have a little darker tan on, I will mix my Revlon foundation with MAC Studio Sculpt foundation in NC30. This is a gel based foundation, and I find it sits really well on my skin. It provides a heavier coverage, and definitely needs a little powdering, but is definitely a must for a flawless finish.
What do you use to edit your photos?
I have two apps that I use on nearly all my photos. Diptic and Instasize. I then use the Instagram filters to edit the quality of my photo's. I have recently been liking the look of sharpened pictures, so I usually sharpen most of my make up and fashion pics, which is done on Instagram.
What is your exercise regime and how do you stay in shape?
As much as I would love to tell you all that I am a fitness freak, I most certainly am not. I do as little as possible to stay in shape!! Growing up, I used to dance over 4 times a week, so I had a very toned body and tummy from that. Once I gave up dancing, my body just seemed to remain the same, even with little to no exercise. My late Father passed down his fast metabolism to me, so I have never had to worry about what I ate. No matter how much junk I ate, my body never seemed to change. I remained around 7.5 stone for the last few years (until I fell pregnant obviously!) I have always had a petite frame, so my doctor agreed that this weight was fine and healthy for me. About 2-3 years ago I began to listen to the constant nagging from my family about exercise and the importance of keeping your heart healthy, regardless of your weight. I have joined every gym you can think of over the years,but just never got into it, and find them to be very intimidating for women. I began to run, and took up pilates twice a week. I absolutely love running, and find it therapeutic and relaxing. It also toned up my legs and bum very quickly. I took the Reformer Pilates classes at the Pilates Centre, Dublin 3, and this was the main exercise that really toned up my core area. My tummy changed shape completely, and my waist began to get smaller and smaller…such a great form or exercise for toning. Since becoming pregnant, I have to say, I have not done as much working out as I would have hoped to. I find with my job being so physical, by the time I get home from work, I feel like my workout is already done. I have weights for at home, and occasionally do some workouts on my laptop, or some yoga in the mornings. Running has had to stop, as it became too uncomfortable for me with the weight of my bump.
I plan hitting the gym hard once my little boy arrives, and am looking into getting a personal trainer to help me get back into shape as soon as possible after giving birth. I have gained very little extra weight so far in my pregnancy, so it is more for toning up my body than for weight loss reasons.
I also plan on having my baby boy out on lots of walks, as I am spoilt with living right beside the sea, so have no excuse!
How long have you and your boyfriend been together?
I met Paul back in June 2013, and we have been stuck together like glue ever since. I had just come out of a long term relationship and had no intention of jumping straight back into another, but as the saying goes "When you know, you know…" I don't want to delve into too many details just yet about Paul, but all I can say is that he is a great partner, and is going to make an amazing father to our son. He is my soulmate for sure, and I am so blessed to have met him.
I think that's enough babbling from me for one night. I will follow up with 'Part Two' of my #AskRosie series in the coming days, so stay tuned…
Lots of Love,