What’s In My Missguided Handbag!

Hello Errybody,

So today I have an updated What’s In My Bag to bring you where I grab my Missguided hand bag and show you the contents! Completely unplanned, no idea what’s in there (but luckily there wasn’t anything too embarrassing in there, phew).

This is an update because I previously did the same video but for my Topshop black handbag that I had (I will link that below this one). If you watch the two you will see what 9 months of hair growth has done to my hair!! Haha!

MY OLD WHAT’S IN MY BAG:

Thanks for watching/reading!!

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx

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Dream Sun Bronzer – A bit of a disappointment…

During a venture to Boots not long ago, I stumbled across a product that I thought would change my blush/bronzer game forever!

I am a big fan of multi tasking products as they save so much space, time and effort and they happen to be great for travelling. So imagine my glee when I saw the Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzer and Blush in one  which looked right up my street.

I loved the idea that in summer when it’s all sunny and colourful I could just dip a brush into this pan, swirl it around and get the perfect mix of blush and bronzer to get a bit of a summer glow. The shade I bought was ‘Golden Tropics’ which was quite a light bronzer powder with a pretty pastel pink blush section in it.

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This has a screw on lid which I thought was quite a good touch – sometimes compacts like this just have a weak plastic cover that you push onto them which can often break, but this one was a bit more sturdy.

Moving onto the actual powder itself, this bloody stinks. It has SUCH a strong smell, like really intense parma violets (which I happen to hate the smell of). In fact, I’d go as far as to say that the smell actually puts me off using it and makes it an even clearer point to me, that this is a product which has perfume in it.

So, if this compact had a really good colour pay off or something like that, I MIGHT be able to give it a second chance. Most disappointingly, this product has a serious lack of colour and lasting pigment. I tried to swatch this for you guys a good two – three times and couldn’t get a very good picture to show you:

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You can see from the above picture that the most pigmented part of this compact is the blush, the bronzer is neither here nor there. This bronzer and blush contains shimmer throughout the whole thing as well, so if you are after something more matte stay away from this. There is another shade of this bronzing compact available (a darker one) but I’m unconvinced whether this would really change my opinion of it.

In the pan this looks REALLY nice, but unfortunately that’s as far as it goes :(.

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Have you tried any good bronzer/blush compacts that you can recommend? That don’t stink? Haha!

Thanks for reading errybody,

Roshni xxx

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Two Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara Review – New Video!

I was roaming round Debenhams as you do and when I saw the Too Faced counter it reminded me that I had never actually tried anything from their range. There are lots of products that have introduced me to a range – Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams, Clinique Moisture Surge Gel Cream, Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation – THE LIST GOES ON.

The Too Faced (I keep going to write Toof Faced but that’s something else) ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara was a great entry product for me to try. I have seen it a lot in Youtuber’s haul and review videos and it’s probably been following me around on Instagram too. In this post I have included MY own Youtube video review for this mascara, go give it a watch!

I was pleased to say when I bought it from Debenhams I had a £5 Beauty Card loyalty bonus thingymajiggle so that made me happy!

Don’t worry though, I tell you ALL about the mascara in my latest video! BUT even more importantly, if you want a clear before and after watch the video to see me apply it there and then :). Please give it a like if you enjoyed my ramblings!

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Thanks Guys 🙂

Lots of love, 

Rosh xxx

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The Perfect Brow Pencil

The first product I’d tried from the Anastasia Beverly Hills make up range was an eyebrow product and from that point, I knew that if I ever needed something for a brow emergency, this was the place to get it.

I had been using my Soap & Glory Brow Archery pencil for a long time, until the gold writing had rubbed off. When I really wanted to get flawless brows I would use my Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade with an angled brush, but recently I have NOT had time for that.

I was roaming around virtually on BeautyBay.com and came across the Anastasia Brow Wiz and thought it was the right time to venture from a pomade to a pencil via the brand that knows all there is to know about the brow business.

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I love that this pencil has a thin nib on one side and then a spoolie on the other – since trying a brow pencil with a spoolie I don’t think I’d ever want to use a pencil that doesn’t have one! They are perfect for using to help trim your brows (I thread mine so this is very handy) but it’s also great for brushing through your brows.

The texture of the Anastasia Brow Wiz is really clever – this pencil is very thin so it helps you be quite precise with the pencil and you can use really easy flicking motions to create your perfect brow. My pencil is in the shade Ebony, which is the shade I am in for the Dip Brow Pomade!

For me, the cleverest bit of this pencil is the formula. It’s a very waxy pencil and by that I mean that if you lightly draw with this you probably won’t end up seeing much on the skin. I think this is a great move, because basically that means that if you go wrong with one swipe it won’t ruin your whole brow. I think the reason this formula is waxy is so that your brows last as long as possible, but I think this has accidentally meant applying the product is much easier too! (A happy accident then)

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I’ve loved using this recently – I prefer the formula to the Soap & Glory Brow Archery because it lasts longer and is a bit more forgiving if you end up being a bit heavy handed. Set with some brow gel, you’re good to go!

Have you tried the Anastasia Brow Wiz?

What are your thoughts on the formula?

Thanks for reading lovely people,

Roshni xxx

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Make Up Geek Eyeshadows + Swatches

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For the first time in Roshni Reviews history (this is a big thing) I have tried the eyeshadows from the American beauty brand Make Up Geek!

The only thing I had tried before from Make Up Geek was one of the sparklers (a loose glitter) which took some getting used to but was pretty impressive when I worked out how to use it! You can read my review of that here…

Until recently Make Up Geek was hard to get hold of here in the UK, but then BeautyBay.com started to sell their products and everyone has gone mad for them.

I had heard SO much about the pan eyeshadows from Make Up Geek being REALLY pigmented, smooth and blendable so I just had to try them. They are quite reasonably priced I would say – much more inexpensive compared to MAC or Urban Decay but with those brands I’d say you are paying for the name in part.

My eyeshadows cost £4.95 for the matte and duo chrome shadows and then £7.95 for the foiled eyeshadow. (I almost forgot to put the . in there so it looked like £795. Damn that’s expensive).

The first shade I got was a Foiled Eyeshadow in the shade ‘In The Spotlight’ (pictured above yo) which is a beautiful peachy gold shimmer shade. This is SO BRIGHT – I haven’t yet tried these shadows on my lids yet but I have swatched them and been amazed at the pigmentation!

The second shade I got was a matte shade called ‘Bitten’. This is a gorgeous and understated red/brown crease shade. The texture of these is so buttery – I think because of this there is a little bit of fall out but I think I could deal with that.

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This shade will be really useful as a pop of colour in the crease – I think it will come off more brown than anything but you can’t beat a good brown in your collection!! Especially a warm one…

Finally I bought a duo chrome shade called ‘Secret Garden’ which has green and blue/brown flecks running through it and it looks really beautiful as an all over lid colour.

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I am impressed with these so far and will definitely post a tutorial on a look using them OR do a video on my channel swatching and using them!

Speaking of which, here are the swatches of these lovely shades…the palette I am storing them in is actually one I made for a measly £1.85!! I showed you in a post how I made it here, as Z palettes are so bloody expensive for what they are.

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Have you tried any Make Up Geek eyeshadows? Are there any other shades I should try/lust over?!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Roshni xxx

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The L’oréal Ultimate Blends Blogger Photoshoot!

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Hi Guys! 

It’s been a few months since I went for a crazy photoshoot with L’Oréal, along with four other ladies who are interested in blogging. We won the chance to represent a range within the Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo and Conditioner ranges, so I thought now would be a great time to share the photos with you so you can see how they styled my hair/what outfits I wore and what it was like!

I did Vlog the day (my first ATTEMPTED vlog…attempted is the key word to remember) which you can see here 🙂 it’s over on my Youtube channel!

I was chosen to represent the ‘Shine’ range – I entered the competition on a whim and didn’t think for one minute that I would get one of the beauty blogger prize boxes, let alone win to represent one of the ranges!

An exciting email popped into my inbox one day and I was pleased to see that I had indeed won and was due to attend a photoshoot at the L’Oréal HQ in London!

I arrived and got my hair curled, while Ali was already getting her photos taken. Dani from Fashion Eye Dani then arrived not that long after that, and then Emma from Ellemmablog and Emma from Glossy Boutique arrived in the afternoon!

Here are some behind the scenes photos from the shoot:

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**I have a lot of blusher on but they said that it needed to be that much to pick it up on camera!**

This was a very surreal experience as I’m not used to getting my photo taken by someone else and we had to smile LOTS. I was starting to get a very twitchy mouth from smiling so much! It was fun though 🙂

These photos are currently being used in Superdrug stores all over the country at the moment and Garnier are posting some on their Facebook/twitter/instagram accounts too which is really exciting!!

Before the shoot, Garnier had sent us a beauty bloggers box which had the range we were representing (mine was the Argan Oil Shine range) so we could test the products and give our opinions on them on the day. Luckily I actually liked the products they sent me so it was easy to talk about them *phew*.

Here is what we got in the beauty bloggers box!

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Here is one of fancy shots they let me keep!

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This was a really fun day!! I have fond memories from it, you can check out the blogs of the lovely ladies and fellow winners that I met by clicking the links below:

Fashion Eye Dani

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Emma from Glossy Boutique

Ali Frankle

Thanks for reading guys!

Roshni xxx

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What’s In My Make Up Travel Bag?

I’ve been pretty busy the last few weekends and it’s made me realise that recently I have probably done the best in terms of trying to condense down my make up bag :). I thought I’d share with you the products that I’ve chosen that have pride of place in my make up bag when I am off on my travels on a weekend away or hen do like the weekend just gone!

I try to travel as light as possible and usually try to take multi tasking products – some of which you will recognise as I more than likely will have already spoken about them before.

My make up bag of choice is the Zoeva Rose Gold clutch that my make up brush collection came in.

Not only is it beautiful, but it’s the perfect size for storing a few choice make up tools and the essential things that ensure you can get your face from zombie to flo’less without having to carry shed loads.

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When it comes to skin I have a few products that might be small but make a big difference to my make up.

The Esteé Lauder foundation I use is the Double Wear, which comes in a beautiful frosted glass bottle – NOT appropriate for travelling. Especially with the turbulence it would experience being banged about and hurled up stairs in Tube stations (poor little bottle). So I decanted some of this into a little empty sample pot I got from the Body Shop. For concealer, I use the Maybelline Anti Age Eraser Eye which is bloody brilliant at hiding those bags from late nights, in combination with the Maybelline Fit Me concealer for a bit more coverage.

The Revlon Photoready powder is PERFECT for setting your concealer without it flashing back too much in photography which is one of the reasons I bought this in the first place (it also has a little mirror in it which is useful).

Finally for skin I use the Tanya Burr Peachy Glow Palette as it has a bronzer, highlighter AND blush in it! Genius!

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For eyes/eyebrows I use the Soap & Glory Brow Archery (all my packaging has rubbed off now lol) set with a Rimmel clear brow gel. The mascara of choice is a teeny tiny one, a little Benefit Roller Lash sample which is actually really good!

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For tools, again I try to keep it down to a few key essentials – from Real Techniques my two favourite brushes and most USED brushes are the Buffing brush which I use for foundation and the Contour brush that is ideal for concealer under your eyes.

I always make sure I take my Tweezerman tweezers (you never know when you might need them), with a Laura Mercier cheek brush for powder and an FCUK brush which doubles for both bronzer and blusher :).

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What essentials do you have in your travel make up bag?

I’d love to hear your essential products 🙂

I am always opening to swapping things out or finding a larger make up bag…I mean, no I’m not that’s a lie. Who said that?! *looks around*

Love Roshni xxx

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How to Make Your Own Z Palette for £1.85…

SO, I have been really excited to do this post for you :).

The story starts when I decided to dip my toe into the Make Up Geek Pan Eyeshadow pond, then I realised that I would need something to put them in. I opted for a foiled eyeshadow, a duo chrome eyeshadow and then a matte crease shade that’s a deep auburn colour. (You will see some sneaky peeks of these as you look through my post!)

Cue me looking online to try and find a Z palette to buy, only to be sorely disappointed that they were quite expensive for what is essentially an EMPTY BOX.

If you want a Z palette from Make Up Geek, a 4 x eyeshadows palette costs $14.99 (£10.53) and even on Amazon they are still quite expensive for what they are. If anyone knows me, they will know that I try to be as resourceful as possible! I set about trying to see how I could make my own :).

So I have a step by step guide to show you how I made my own Z palette:

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Your Make Up Geek Eyeshadows
  • An old empty/cheap palette (I had one lying around, you want one where you can lever out the eyeshadow section)
  • Scissors
  • A sheet of magnet (I got mine from eBay for £1.85)

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  1. First step is to lever out the eyeshadows from your current palette. I used an old MUA palette that I had which must have been around £4, so even if you needed to buy one of these then you still wouldn’t be paying as much as a Z palette! I used a small flat head screw driver to (carefully) lever out the eyeshadows. Voila! One empty palette.

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3. You will need to place your empty palette onto your sheet of magnet and use a ruler to measure and draw on the sheet so you can cut this out to put into the palette. I found the best way was to cut a little bit larger than needed, then you can trim the edges to get it to fit in.

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3. I found my magnet didn’t need to be stuck in – it fit quite snugly so it stayed flat in the palette. Next you need to get your MUG eyeshadows ready! This is the fun bit 🙂 

z palette 44. Open up your eyeshadows and then put them into your palette!! In any order you want 🙂

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I am loving this so far – and it cost me £1.85 to make so I am very very happy! I’d definitely recommend this if you are on a budget or don’t want to spend loads on an empty box like me. Haha! Also, as the magnet was an A4 sheet I have enough for more palettes if I want a bigger one!

Would you give this a go?! 😀

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx
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What should you use to set your Brows?

Setting your brows sounds ridiculous. I mean, think about it. It’s not a panacotta.

BUT if you are on top of the biggest trends in the make up world, you know that brows (and with a z) are a big thing right now. Brows that are on ‘fleek’, brows that SLAY, there is so much slang flying around they will need to extend the Oxford Dictionary by half just to cater for them.

Anyway, if you are like me and regularly need to tame/thread/hedgetrim/pluck your brows then you will know how important it is to set them with something so that they don’t end up curling into your eyeballs and looking all manner of unruly.

For the last few months I was using the Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Brown which is essentially a tinted brown brow mascara. This was great for colour and the wand/brush was great but the hold was terrible. It didn’t really set them and often I would look in the mirror and my brow hairs had come out of place and looked a bit ruffled (ha).

So I thought it was time to try something new! I was in Boots not that long ago and saw both the Rimmel Brow This Way Clear Brow Gel (£3.99) and the L’oréal Brow Artist Brow Plumper (currently £5.99, can differ)

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I wanted to try a clear gel in case the coloured one was too light for me! (light brows on me would look a bit insane)

I have found myself reaching for the L’oréal version more than the clear brow gel recently as it is a good colour for me – it’s dark brown and comes with a teeny tiny wand for getting all the brow hairs. The coloured brow plumper is good for making your brows a bit more 3D and the only niggle I have is that the wand gets ALOT of product on it.

So if you’re a bit rough handed with it you might end up with a few dark brown splodges on your face like I did in my most recent make up tutorial on Youtube (smooth).

The clear brow gel is probably the weaker of the two in terms of hold – BUT if for example you have blonde brows then this is a good way of setting your brows without having to worry about colours being wrong for you etc.

So all in all I’d say the L’oréal Brow Plumper is my favourite so far – but the clear brow gel by Rimmel will be great for travelling as it’s so teeny tiny!

Have you used either of these?

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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My High End Make Up Favourites – New Video!

I recently filmed a video showing you my most favourite high end make up products – which cover a range of higher end make up brands like Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and By Terry!

I show you the products that I really think are worth spending a little bit more on – things I like to see as ‘investments’ and these are products that are ideal for gifts AND as gifts for yourself :).

I hope you enjoy watching! Leave the video a like if you did and if you’re new to my Youtube then please subscribe if you enjoyed hearing me droning on about make up!

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Thanks for reading/watching!!

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx

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