Friday, 28 March 2014

Zara Fragrances | AlexRocksxo

I haven't seen much coverage of the fragrances from Zara online but I think there definitely should be, they have a huge line of men's and ladies fragrances and they are pretty cheap too! I have two fragrances from the woman's line as I generally prefer lighter smells and the men's one I tried are a bit too heavy for me.
 I picked up 'Zara Black' last year in Paris but it is available in the UK; I am no expert on smells but I see this as a very warm scent with notes of vanilla and musk but is still very light. I wore this for most of the Winter and I still have about 1/4 left, needless to say they last a long time! I think it's around £8.99 so is really affordable for the amount you get.
I went into Zara last week to repurchase 'Black' but found 'Zara Rose' and couldn't leave it. This smells very very similar to Be Delicious by DKNY and it has also been compared to J'adore by Dior. It's a really light floral and slightly fruity scent with notes of rose (suggested by the name) and is perfect for spring. I think I picked it up for £3.99 which is insane! It's a pretty decent size bottle and is perfect to chuck into your bag.
I would say that the lasting power isn't amazing with these perfumes and I find myself reapplying after 3-4 hours but for the price it doesn't bother me too much because they are so cheap.
I also love the packaging of the perfumes, whenever I see a cheap scent it always has a tacky bottle, but these bottles are sleek and expensive looking; I am a sucker for packaging and if something looks really cheap and tacky I am less likely to buy it.
If you visit a Zara store then I definitely recommend you go and pick one up, they have a huge range and will probably have a scent for everyone!

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Monday, 24 March 2014

Currently Obsessed #1 | AlexRocksxo

'Currently obsessed' is a series I have had in my mind for a while now. As I don't really try out that many new products there isn't much point in me doing monthly favourites as it would probably feature the same products over and over. So instead of a monthly favourites I will feature something I like in one of these posts. Let me know what you think of the idea in the comments!

This post is all about one of my favourite singers, Katy B. I have always been a massive fan of her and with her recent release of 'Little Red' I can officially say I am obsessed. This album is full of dance tracks, mixed in with a couple of slow songs to break the album up and is brilliant. What I like a lot about Katy B is that her London accent comes through in her music making it unique. I was afraid that this album wouldn't live up to her first but it definitely smashes her first by far. 'Little Red has been on repeat all week and I don't think there is one song I don't like. If you like dance music then I guarantee you will like this. Mt favourite songs on the album are 'Next Thing', '5am', 'I Like You' and 'Crying for No Reason' Have you listened to it?

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

TMI Tag | AlexRocksxo

So I was tagged by no one because I have no friends but wanted to write this anyway because it looks fun and I am always one to jump onto a bandwagon. If you want to do this tag feel free because I tag you!

1: What are you wearing?
A dirty white shirt and pants.
2: Ever been in love?

No love is crap.
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?

4: How tall are you?

5: How much do you weigh?

Four million grams.
6: Any tattoos?

No, but hopefully that will change soon!
7: Any piercings?

I have my nose and 2 on my right ear lobe.
8: OTP?

Estee & Aslan
9: Favorite show?

Rupaul's Drag Race.
10: Favorite bands?

At the moment I really like The Neighbourhood, also Haim and Chase and Status (if they can be called a band?) 
11: Something you miss? .

Lost being good.
12: Favorite song?

At the moment it's I Like You by Katy B or Fancy by Iggy Azalea.
13: How old are you?

14: Zodiac sign?

15: Quality you look for in a partner?

They have to be hilarious, if someone is boring then it's a no.
16: Favorite Quote?

"Je suis un ananas"
17: Favorite actor?

It has to be Leo doesn't it?
18: Favorite color?

Forest green
19: Loud music or soft?

20: Where do you go when you’re sad?

Bed or to my mum.
21: How long does it take you to shower?

2 minutes if I'm not washing my hair, if I am it takes 2 1/2 minutes
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

25 seconds.
23: Ever been in a physical fight?

Nope, I'm too nice, although I almost got mugged once..
24: Turn on?
Nice teeth
25: Turn off?

Bad teeth, bad manners, public flatulence, people. 
26: The reason I joined Youtube/Blogger?
I was completely bored out of my mind so thought I would start a blog, that was almost a year ago!
27: Fears?

Drowning, losing my teeth and WASPS.
28: Last thing that made you cry?

Season 2 of Skins
29: Last time you said you loved someone?

Never because I hate everyone
30: Meaning behind your YouTube/Blogger Name?

It's cute and Alex Rocks is my name.
31: Last book you read?

The fault in our stars, that also made me sob, on a train.
32: The book you’re currently reading?

33: Last show you watched?

The Simpsons.
34: Last person you talked to?

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
My fabulosa friend Sally.
36: Favorite food?
Pizza or a ham sandwich made by my mum (they're great.)
37: Place you want to visit?
America and Australia.
38: Last place you were?

College and my sofa.
39: Do you have a crush?

No I hate everyone, I just said this. Keep up TMI tag.
40: Last time you kissed someone?

Last week *sassy hair flip*
41: Last time you were insulted?

Being called a queer bastard from someone driving past me..
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
Strawberry or lemon
43: What instruments do you play?

The recorder.
44: Favorite piece of jewelery?
I don't really like jewellery much, I always lose it.
45: Last sport you played?
46: Last song you sang?

Pu$$y by Iggy Azalea
47: Favorite chat up line?

Did you just fart? Because you're blowing me away.
48: Have you ever used it?
All the time.
49: Last time you hung out with anyone?

Does Bushkin count?
50: Who should answer these questions next?
EVERYONE! As I was tagged by no one and have no friends all of you do this tag!

I hope you enjoyed this tag video, if you choose to do it or have already done it then let me know in the comments below!
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Monday, 17 March 2014

Mini Payday Haul | Alexrocksxo

In my last post I mentioned I had been to Manchester and while I was up there a did a little shopping as it was payday. I did a little when I was at home too but thought I would combine both trips and show you the bits and bobs I got.
I picked up 3 things from Boots in their famous '3 for 2' offer and the first thing and the main reason I went in was to pick up the Effacalar Duo + by La Roche Posay. My sample of it had ran out that morning and I am loving it so far, I've been using it for just over a week and it is the first moisturiser that hasn't broken me out but left my skin moisturised enough. It claims to reduce the appearance of red marks and blemishes after four weeks so when I've given this a good go I may write a review. I then grabbed the world famous concealer from Collection. My skin is freaking out right now and I wanted to grab something that could hide the horrific spots I've been having lately without looking cakey. I'm not sure if I like the look of this concealer, do any of you have any recommendation to keep everything looking natural? To remove this new bought concealer I picked up the Garnier Micellaer Water. This goes along the lines of Bioderma, but I wanted something gentle on my skin so I thought I'd give it a go!
I then popped into The Body Shop to pick up their Aloe Lip Care, I had seen Estee from Essiebutton & Alix from ICovetThee rave about this lip balm and they weren't wrong. It isn't heavy or sticky and it is so moisturising. It is now an essential in my bag. 
Lastly I popped into Lush because it is always the place I go to when my skin is freaking out. She recommended two products I am already using and then she talked about Grease Lightning. A spot treatment I have seen spoken about all over the blogosphere so I thought I'd pick it up. I used it last night and this morning and it hasn't worked miracles yet but I am hoping it does!

That's it for this mini haul, have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments below!

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Sunday, 16 March 2014

OOTD #1 | AlexRocksxo

Shirt - ASOS
Coat - Zara
Bag - Scaramanga
Boots - Dr Martens 1460
Trousers - Primark

I think I've done one or two OOTD posts in the past but I plan to make them a more regular thing, so I thought I'd start off a new series.
Yesterday my friend Sally & I travelled up to Manchester to visit a University and along the way we did a little shopping, I took some photos and we also ate a lot of not very nice free food. Manchester reminds me a lot of London, but with very different accents. 
This is a pretty general outfit for me, I wear similar outfits all the time. I'm a big fan of plain shirts (exciting I know.) I looove these trousers, I probably wear them too much but they're such a nice fit and so easy to move in! The same with my boots I wear them so much and now they're broken in they're so comfy! I said in my last post (which you can read here) that a white shirt is a must have staple for my Spring wardrobe and I (very seductively) modelled it today. I think this one was £8 in the ASOS sale and I love it.
So enjoy some pictures of me looking moody outside a 'No Loitering' sign being completely rebellious and also one of me straddling a hand rail? If you like any of these pieces let me know in the comments below and let me know if you'd like to see more OOTD posts!

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spring Must Haves With BeautyInBeta | AlexRocksxo

I think I've already said that Spring is my favourite season, but also my favourite time to go shopping; the colours, the prints and the everything. Everything about Spring is perfect. This week I have been working with Beth from BeautyInBeta to bring you our Spring must haves. On her blog she has written a post on her must have beauty products and here I am going to tell you my fashion must haves for men and women, covering all bases. Once you've finished reading here make sure you go and check out Beth's post! I've had a sneak preview and some of the products look sooooo good.

I think fashion in Spring needs to be clean and fresh, for this reason I have chosen some basic clothes like the white shirt, velvet trousers, the matte black sunglasses that would go with any outfit and the brogues (which I own and are super comfy) but then you can also make an outfit new and interesting by adding a new shirt or jacket. This is why I included the white leather jacket which I think is amazing and also the scenery shirt, I am not sure what I find so facinating about it but I just think its brilliant! I have a confession to make.. I love socks. So it wouldn't be a must haves without a pair and for this post I chose a pair of chunky floral ones, super cool and perfect for spring. Lastly I have a leather clutch bag and praise the lord this was from the men's section of Zara. It's about bloody time they started to genderise clothing less, but that's a topic for a whole other blog post.
Needless to say I am in love with everything I chose and will probably be ordering most of it on pay day!


Women's fashion in Spring differs slightly, I still think it needs to be clean and fresh but I think you can have a little more fun with colour and get away with it, hence why I chose the pastel yellow cigarette trousers, paired with the white shirt and brogues would make for such a cute outfit for the daytime. Where as I think you can play around with pattern so I chose three big patterned pieces, the dress which would look lovely with a pair of black pointy heels for an evening out, or the red and navy patterned shorts; these have a gorgeous fit to them and are goooorgeous. The green jungle print shirt would be great for a daytime or evening look, I think it's pretty versatile. The black dress at the top doesn't look like much, but check it out on the website because when it is being worn it is stunning, I think all Spring wardrobes need a LBD! Lastly I chose these platform sandals with metallic straps. These would be great to wear with a white dress and silver jewellery for a night out or a posh day shopping.

I really hope you enjoyed this selection of clothing and if you did let me know in the comments below, I'd love to know if you'll be ordering any of these pieces! Once you've done that go and check out Beth's post, it's linked at the top and let her know I sent you there.

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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Furry Friends TAG | Alexrocksxo

I saw Beth from BeautyinBeta do this tag on her YouTube channel and as soon as I did I knew I wanted to do this tag. It is all about your pets, I have a cat who lives with me and then 4 dogs who live with my dad, but in this post I'm just going to talk about my cat! Let's get on with the questions.

1) What is your pet’s name? Her name is Bushkin, my sister named her after a rapper.
2) What kind of pet is it and what breed? She's an all black cat, not sure what that breed is called.
3) How long have you had your pet friend? Since she was a kitten, and she's 10 or 11 now I think.
4) How did you get your pet? She was my sisters cat, but she couldn't stay where she was living so she moved in with me and my mum and she's still with us.
5) How old is your pet? 10 or 11, we're not certain.
6) What are some quirky things about your pet’s personality? She hates cushions and anything that's bigger than her and she get's spooked by anything that's new in the house.
7) What does your relationship with your pet mean to you? Well she doesn't like me very much, but that's probably because I love her so much and bother her all the time.
8) What are some of your favourite past times with your pet? We don't really have many "past times" as such. I suppose feeding her and when she comes onto my bed occasionally.
9) What are the nicknames that you call your pet? Bush, Bushy, Fatty, Fattykins, Poo Boots, Cat (don't ask where I got those names from..)

So that's the furry friends tag! I love my cat and thought I would share this with you, such a cute tag. I don't have anyone in particular to tag but feel free to do this tag, it was a lot of fun.

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Saturday, 1 March 2014

A Ranty Post | Alexrocksxo

Alexrocksxo isn't a place that I want filled with negative posts, but it is somewhere I come to express my thoughts and I really feel the need right now to write a post on how I feel about this. It's going to be a bit of a different post to what I'm used to writing so if you don't enjoy posts that are full of writing or rants then click off this post now!
Today I came out of work and did my usual bits around town, then I walked to the bus stop and my bus pulled in, I walked straight towards the door and was first in the line to get in. When the doors opened at least 8 elderly people barged in front of me to get on the bus first and this is when I started to get annoyed. If someone has some sort of difficulty walking or they ask to get on before me of course I would say yes, but when people just barge in front of me because they think they are more important it really angers me; I'm sick of teenagers being treated like filth just because we have been given a bad name in the press. Even when I am at work I am undermined by some people (especially grandparents with their grandchildren) because I am young and they ask for a second opinion for someone "older and wiser", just because I am young doesn't mean that I am stupid and can't do my job properly. 
Also just to clarify, I am not calling out all elderly people, I work at Clarks and I meet tonnes of elderly people and most of them are lovely and we have chats and have a laugh, but some ignore, blank and treat me like nothing because I am a teenager and I am sick of it. 
I'd like to know if I'm not alone and any of you have experienced this before, maybe it's just the town I live in but I highly doubt it is.

Sorry for having a bit of a rant but as I said this is a place to express my feelings and there are my feelings expressed. 

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