A Christmas Beauty Wishlist – Sephora

Oh my, Sephora. What have you done to my eyes. I have been browsing (as you do) on Sephora and I always tend to look and NEVER BUY. I think I have only ever ordered once from Sephora and I can’t even remember what it was that I bought lol.

This Christmas I have started looking for presents for others – you know, I’m selfless like that (tsch). But along the way, we have all been there when we see products that we think – hmm I would quite like that! So I thought I’d show you my coveted products here :)



NARS ‘One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette’ – $69.00

BE STILL MY BEATING HEART – omfg this looks so good. I want this so bad! This would be the most versatile contour, highlight and blush palette AND it would have a massive mirror. What more do you need?

Kat Von D Ink Liner Trio – $25.00

A trio of amazing eye liners, you have a choice of brown, purple AND black! I’m just linking to this as ALL images I searched for are rubbish.

Deborah Lippman ‘Roses In The Snow Duo’ – $15.00

This nail polish set looks so lovely. The blushed rose colour looks like it would be very flattering and the glitter looks insane!


IN THE SALE!! Colourful Sequin Glitter – Sephora – $5 


For a sale item, this looks great for the festive season and if you were to pack this onto the eyelid then it would be a perfect dramatic eyeshadow to turn heads (and eyes). :)

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the things I’ve loved drooling over at Sephora!

Have a lovely weekend everyone :)

Roshni xxx


The Brightest Blush That Ever Did Live

I have a product to review for you today that is very versatile – some people will look at this and think it screams summer and playful days, some people will think this will give you a winter pinched flush. I happen to sit on the latter side of the fence. The product I am reviewing for you today is the MimiDidi Mineral Blush in the number 11. 


I don’t blame you if you take one look at this blush and want to run away from it, holding your hands up to your face in fear. This is one of those products where a light hand isn’t just desired – it’s needed. Saying that though, I really love this blush as it is perfect for making it look like you’ve just been out for a brisk winter walk (wrapped up in a warm coat and a fluffy scarf).

I would recommend using a very soft, sparse blusher brush for this. Also, making sure once you have lightly dabbed your brush into it I would tap the excess off. This will make sure you can start off with less on your brush and slowly build up the colour if you want to.

What I especially like about this is that it is affordable and completely MATTE. Too many blushes nowadays are packed with shimmer and I think it can be too much sometimes. Especially if you want to use a highlighter across your cheekbones!


One other thing that will stop you looking like a clown is to use a white or cream bristle blusher brush – if you use one with black bristles it means you might not know how much product is on your brush in the first place.

I really like the packaging of this product too – don’t get me wrong, it is plastic but it is sturdy enough to travel and the chunky compact is quite nice to hold. Also – this would make a great Christmas present!

I have a 10% off code for anyone who is interested in browsing Born Pretty Store who kindly gifted me this product – the code is

Happy Shopping everyone!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx


How to Wave Your Hair – Quick and Easy!

Lol, I’ve just had a thought. I’ve done this ‘how’ to on waving your hair but if you could see my hair now it’s all sorts of pineapple and Rod Stewart (I’ve just got up).

ANYWAY, I’ve filmed a new video that is a quick and easy wavy hair look – using GHD straighteners. I would usually straighten my hair first before curling or styling but I’ve realised this process for waving doesn’t actually need that.

I love this as it’s a great simple alternative to having it straight for everyday and it doesn’t look too ‘done’.

I hope you enjoy it!

Have an amazing Sunday everyone xxxx



How to Apply False Eyelashes – Success Guaranteed!

When I’ve done people’s make up or helped with it, this is the thing that everybody mentions – false eyelashes. Those wispy bands of small hairs have been known to stump the most accomplished beauty mavens!

Really, the key with false eyelashes is practice, but I do have some inside tips to make your life a lot easier!

false lashes

The things you will need for successful eyelash application are:

  • Eyelashes (duh)
  • Tweezers
  • Eyelash Glue (the one that comes in the pack is fine)


Put simply, if you are looking for a very natural lash then try the ones with sparser set lashes. For me, when I want something between natural and dressy I love using the Red Cherry Wispy Lashes (these are my ultimate favourites).

If you are definitely after a strip lash that LOOKS like one, get lashes where the eyelashes are mostly the same length – wispy ones tend to have varied lengths within them!


Once you have selected your favourite lashes, a good way to check they are right for you is to simply place them along your lash line without any glue. I tend to nudge my lashes down a bit so that I can get the lashes on top of them. This will help you see if the lashes need cutting (they may be too wide for your eyes). If this is the case, then trim a few millimetres off the OUTSIDE of the lashes. Never do it from the inside or you’ll ruin the look!


When you are ready (and have limbered up) to apply your lashes, gently peel the lash off the holder or case – try not to yank or pull too hard as you want to keep the shape of the lash band.


Grip the eyelash band in the middle of the lash band, close to the band itself so that you have a sturdy hold of it.


That just looks like ‘GLUNG’ to me, lol. There is nothing wrong with the eyelash glue that comes in the packet, with your eyelashes. But I find that if you are a bit messy, using a dark eyelash glue is a great idea. Duo do a dark brown version which is the one that I use – so if you have applied eyeliner beforehand then you won’t get a big white splodge on your eyeshadow.

Apply a thin line of eyelash glue and gently blow on the lash or wave it – this will help the glue to go a bit tacky.

THIS IS THE KEY…if you take anything away from this post it’s that you should wait until the glue has gone a bit tacky before you apply the lashes. This will help it adhere – if you try when you have just applied the glue it will slide all over the place. 


When the glue is tacky, gently lower the lash onto your lash line – letting it fall in the middle first of all. Once the lash is rested on the centre of your lash line, use the tweezers to pull the lash to your lash line in the inner corner, then the outer corner. I have found this is the most fool proof way to apply.

When this is stuck, you can gently pinch (can you gently pinch?!) the eyelashes against your own, which will help them stay for longer.


ET voila!!

Let me know if you have any tips yourselves :)

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx


Essie’s Lilacism with Gold Glitter

So, I go in phases of really liking doing my nails and then hating them. Not too long ago I had some gel polish done (french) which was great – up until you could see they were growing out…then I hated them with a passion.

The relief I felt when I had soaked them off was UNREAL. Seriously lol. This has since reinspired my love of nail polish – from years of biting my nails when I was younger (I stopped halfway through my uni exams – did not make any sense but I am glad it happened!) I am now glad to have long, healthy nails.

Most recently, especially in the run up to Christmas, I love using glitter polishes. The only thing I hate is taking them off! Here I’ve used a No7 Nail Effect Gold Glitter polish – sorry I don’t think they do this anymore!

I’ve done quite a simple nail look with Essie’s Lilacism which is a beautiful cool toned lilac, with a heavy gold glitter  accent nail.

essie lilacism


I love this look as it’s perfect for christmas – yes it uses pastel colours but I think the lilac goes really well with the gold glitter, it looks very luxe and has a touch of sparkle!

I shouldn’t really buy any nail polishes ever again, look at how many I have *hides behind eyes*

nail polish collection

What are your favourite Christmassy nail looks?

Thanks for reading people!

Roshni xxx


My Newest Obsession – Nyx Lip Cremes

Hey Everyone!

I have been wanting to try these for SUCH a long time and now I finally have them I am totally fan girling about them! So, the products I’ve been wanting to try for about a billion years are the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams. Lip CREAMS sound a bit weird don’t they, but if you are truly a beauty fan you will already know what these are.

I’ve heard so many bloggers and Youtubers raving about these and I can see why. Unfortunately, I now want the entire range but I was good and settled for two shades. I ordered them from Boots on Click and Collect last Saturday afternoon and picked them up from my local Boots on Sunday after midday (this is not a sponsored post I was just really impressed!).

nyx lip creme

The two shades I bought were ‘Transylvania’ (the dark one) and ‘Antwerp’. The one I think I was most excited about was Transylvania, because it is a VERY dark, almost black purple. It’s quite goth-y but I love it. I was so excited about it I filmed a Youtube tutorial with it a few hours after swatching it (if you’d like to see that then click the link below!)

Here is a swatch of ‘Transylvania’ on my hand!

nyx transylvania

The formula of these is great, it is VERY opaque, creamy and velvety – but it gives you just enough time to clean up around your lip line with a cotton bud to clean up any mishaps!

I love how dramatic this shade is and I hope to use this some more in the Winter!

The second shade I bought was ‘Antwerp’ which is a very bright coral-ly pink colour.

Here it is swatched on my hand! Really close too:

nyx antwerp

I haven’t actually put this on yet but I’m hoping it suits me! This is quite a bright pink so I’m thinking this should look nice really with a thin layer AND  thicker layer applied.

I’m so impressed with the formula of these and I can’t wait to use them more day to day.

Have you tried any of these? What shades am I missing out on? :’)

Thanks for reading guys,

Rosh xxx


Want longer eyelashes? My Review of Flash Eyelash Serum…

Hello Everyone :)

A while ago (around 2-3 months) I was kindly sent the Flash Eyelash Growth Serum by their PR team and I was very intrigued! I am blessed with quite long eyelashes anyway but I thought if it can improve the thickness and volume then that’s amazing. They recommended trying this for 8 weeks and then reporting back on the success.


This serum is a clear, gel like consistency that you run along your upper lash line – which dries and works it’s magic (so’s the claim). It is recommended to use this in the morning and night…but I have to say I was a very bad blogger and used it sporadically throughout these 8 weeks.

Here are my lashes as they are normally:


Firstly, I’ll tell you a bit about my results. I don’t personally think I’ve used this religiously enough to give it a fair trial, but I hope to use this consistently no matter what for at least 2 weeks to see if I can notice any change. At first, when I had started to use it consistently for ONE WHOLE WEEK – I felt like my lashes were thicker and they looked really long when I curled them with my eyelash curlers (Shu Uemera). But it was after this that my routine went downhill :(…

The reason I stopped using it so quickly is because:

  • I kept forgetting :(
  • I did not like the wet feeling on my eyelids
  • The point above, times two

This was a major turn off for me – if it dried quicker and without a sheen I would have made much more of an effort to keep going with it! I’d have put an after picture up but seriously there is no change :(.

They actually have a 90 day money back guarantee so to be honest, you could try this and if it didn’t work for you you wouldn’t be any worse off…but so far I haven’t seen enough results to make it a permanent fixture on my dressing table!

Have you tried any lash growth serums?

Thank you for reading,

Roshni xxx