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Hey there! I’m Charlee, a 20 something year old with a passion to stay in budget! 

Rose above the Thorns has been a personal style, beauty and lifestyle blog over the last 4 years which has given me such amazing experiences and beautiful, supportive friends (online & in real life). I now live in Swansea, South Wales, with an adopted Bichon Frise (Beau, who has his own IG here) and Robyn. I have a Diploma in, Interactive Media merging Graphic design, art & photography also with 5 years experience and qualifications in Administration.

I still haven’t worked out what “I want in life, or who I want to be” I just know I want to be the best I can be, I don’t live by regrets and I welcome my mistakes. Hey! I’m only human and given this life again, yes, I would change some things, but I’d probably make those mistakes again because I’m stubborn me! I hope that one day Rose above the Thorns without sounding too cheesy, blossoms into something I am very proud to call my own and opens bigger glittery doors to me.

If you’re still reading, I take my hat off to you, but as I am probably not wearing one right now, instead I’ll welcome you into my life and share my not so secret, secrets. šŸ™ˆcringe! Please come befriend me on Twitter, Bloglovin or Instagram (I’m a bit Insta obsessed!)  come say Hey, as I do love a good chat!

Love and best wishes

The Golden Effect

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