The Perfect Summer Polishes

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a lovely Saturday morning eating a crummy breakfast or enjoying a lazy lie in :). I have a few nail polishes to show you that are perfect for wearing in the hazy spring sunshine that we have been lucky enough to have in the UK. It doesn’t necessarily have to be pastel colours that you opt for in Spring/Summer, so I’ve grabbed a mix of brights and pales to show you that are my personal favourites.

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I think the two Essie shades are my favourite from this pentagonal array. The formulae (?) for them is beautiful, a practical wide brush deposits just the right amount of glass like polish onto your nail and it’s so easily buildable (how is that not a word spell checker).

Here I’ll show you what each looks like on!

ESSIE ARUBA BLUE (with Ciaté Celestial glitter coat over the top):

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BARRY M GREENBERRY:

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ESSIE CUTE AS A BUTTON:

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CIATÉ FERRIS WHEEL:

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BARRY M QUICK DRY KISS ME QUICK:

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What are your favourite spring/summer time polishes?

Happy Saturday everyone!

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Rosh xxx

Totally Underrated Make Up Products…

Hello you lot!

It is FRIDAY. Now is the time to step out of your work shoes (if you wear heels you’re mental), put your hair up into a messy pineapple and sit with a cuppa or glass of wine to read this here post.

These products I’m going to talk about today are a great little collection if you are just starting out with make up, or want a second capsule collection if you are travelling. A few of these items are multi tasking as well as great performers, and if you’re like me you’ll love a good 2 in 1 beauty product.

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I’ll focus on eyebrows first. I don’t do that when I do my make up but they are the second thing I go to sort out in the morning. The products I use and would say are now staples in my make up bag are the Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Brown and the Soap & Glory Archery brow pencil. These are brilliant for creating a really natural brow if you are light handed, if you aren’t light handed you can go from Groomed to Drag in 0 – 60.

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You can use the Collection 2000 Colourlash Clear Mascara to set it, or as a simple eye lash definer. A delicate swipe of the Rimmel Scandaleyes eye liner in Nude is perfect for making you look awake and fresh faced, especially after a sleepless night.

For skin, my favourites are the Max Factor Cream Blush, which is great for giving you a really healthy dewy glow, and it lasts way longer than you’d think. Rimmel Stay Matte powder is an ABSOLUTE essential, with translucent shades that can keep you shine free all day. For eyes, my complete soul mate is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze. This is the best cream eyeshadow I’ve ever used, it doesn’t crease, stays on all day and gives a gorgeous sheen.

What are your favourite underrated beauty products?

I thought these products deserved a bit of time in the lime light, they are most definitely repurchases and although I may try alternatives I will always come back! I swear…

Thanks for reading dears!

:) Roshni xxx

Do you buy Beauty Products because of the packaging?

By this I mean, does the fanciness of packaging sway you towards a certain brand, or price range of product over another?

We all know that high end beauty products tend to have nicer packaging, but they also may have dupes from the high street or drugstore that are a fraction of the price but work in the exact same way.

I have had my head turned by certain products beforehand, but I’ve always found that products that I pick in part because the packaging is lovely also perform VERY WELL against the drugstore. In my opinion, there is a stigma attached to price that means that often when we buy things that cost more, it feels like more of a luxury treat. It may be the case that the product might be more expensive just because of the packaging. The possibility that a £49.99 product might perform just as well as something that costs £4.99 rings in the silence.

It’s funny that we can spend so much money on cosmetics, which are essentially completely disposable items. We put them on our face, then we take them off. It doesn’t improve our skin (in most instances) but for around 8 hours a day it makes us feel more comfortable in our own human skeletonia (Yes I have just made this word up).

Here I’m going to give you a run down of my most favourite recent high end dupes, available in the drug store and much cheaper than the 96 carat gold eyelash curler that is bound to come out at some point in Harrods.

Take a look at the below items, realistically, which one would you be happier to receive as a gift?

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These Max Factor Creme Puff blushers come in at only £8.99, whereas the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush is a mighty £28! The Hourglass blush comes in a beautiful gold clicky compact, which may sway your buying choice. But, £20’s worth?! Foof!

 

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On the left above, we have the Tom Ford Brow Sculptor, which costs £34.00 and is available in 4 shades. It has a wide nip and a spoolie on the other side. Similarly, the Sleek Eye Brow Stylist is only £5.99 and comes in 3 shades! With the exact same pencil and spoolie!

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The price difference between these two products is £22.10! The By Terry Ombre Blackstar on the left is £29 but you can get a similar long lasting, crease free eyeshadow stick from Kiko for a measly £6.90. I’ve heard great things about the Kiko eyeshadow sticks so if you can get a high quality product for twenty quid cheaper then all the better!

P.S. One high end product that I can hand on heart say I’d buy 95% because of the packaging is this Stila ‘Eyes Are The Window’ palette (£30):

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Have you tried any good high end dupes before?

Leave me a comment with your favourite if you can think of one!

Roshni xxx

Fashion Mini Haul :D

So, I went shopping.

Luckily I managed to restrain myself and I didn’t go mad, but I was really pleased with what I bought. There is a definite theme to this mini haul, and that is SPRING. I had a browse around in River Island but there I had one of those days where I just didn’t see anything that I liked.

This soon changed as I strolled around Dorothy Perkins, Accessorise and Miss Selfridge!

What I love about spring is that all the bright, more sunny colours slowly make their way into our wardrobes and on a sunny day there’s nothing better than wearing bright coral, or a pastel hue.

Here are my springtime purchases:

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I have no idea how I managed to fold the t shirts and jumpers like they do in the shop, I think it was a bit of a fluke.

This jumper is the softest thing I have ever worn! It’s so beautiful and comfy, with the lace white heart details it’s pretty and perfect for spring. It is a touch on the warm side I think but we all know what Britain is like. This will be perfect for days where it’s chilly but sunny :). I bought this from Dorothy Perkins in the sale, was £26 I got it for £15.

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Also from Dorothy Perkins I bought this long sleeveless coral pink shirt. I can’t actually remember how much this was :( but it wasn’t very expensive, and would look perfect with leggings and sunglasses (worn on my eyes not on my legs). Also, this would be a great shirt to tuck into an A line skirt for hotter days.

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I also bought a pair of lighter style jeans/jeggings (what a horrid word jeggings is, it sounds like a QVC product). I was initially worried these wouldn’t be very flattering. Thing is, they could be but even if they are I like them. So I’mma wear em. They were £20, so not too pricey.

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This T shirt I am IN LOVE with. The writing is like little beads, and it is so comfortable. I don’t usually like T shirts or tops with writing on because they remind me of those awful shirts that would say things like ‘Little Miss Perfect’ – BLEUREFHEGHGH.

This top is just so wearable, and very flattering on. I think this was only around £12, which isn’t too bad as it’s really good quality (from Miss Selfridge).

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Lastly, from Accessorize I bought the most amazing ear cuff that isn’t an ear cuff. It is like a normal earring, and then at the top it has a little clip that clips comfortably round the top of your ear. I really loved the star design as it reminds me of these little star earrings my big sister used to wear when she was a teenager. This was £12 I believe, and worth every penny. I think I’ll be wearing this a lot this summer!

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Thanks for reading!

Rosh xxx

MOTD & OOTD – Shopping!

Hello all!

It’s a gorgeous sunny day today, I lost £10 on the Grand National and spent more money out shopping! (Haul to come…)

A good day all round so far I’d say…

I thought I’d show you my make up and outfit of the day so you can see what I put on my face and body to look like an acceptable human being! (Yay!)

Let’s start with make up:

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Might be the weirdest smile I’ve ever pulled…

This is quite a spring time look, with a dewy pink lip and a subtle light eye shadow, with winged liner.

For skin, here are the products I used:

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Then, for eyes and eyebrows here are the products I used:

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I used an angled brush and the Natural Collections ‘Crushed Walnut’ eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows. Using the Maybelline Brow Drama on top is great because it stops them from being two matte slugs and actually adds fibres to them. From the Lorac Pro Palette I used the colours Cream to highlight my brow arch, Champagne on the lid and Taupe through the crease.

For lips, I found this combo by accident. Once I used Creme Cup by MAC and didn’t like how pale it was, so I added some Revlon Lip Butter in 053 Sorbet. This creates a really lovely creamy pale pink, but you can build up the Lip Butter to make it much brighter as the Revlon colour is much more fuchsia pink.

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Now for the outfit…I wore a cropped stripey black and white top from Missguided, navy trousers from Forever 21, my leather jacket from River Island and maroon pumps from Primark. Phone case is from Kate Spade.

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Hope you have all had a lovely sunny day!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

Ridiculous Beauty Products – Are they worth the hype?!

Happy Friday All!

I am a massive fan of youtube make up tutorials and get ready with me’s, but one day something caught my eye and I thought ‘What the hell is that?!

I was watching a Chloe Morello video, and after she had applied her eye make up and moved onto lips, she pulled out this monstrosity:

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This is not, apparently, a torture device. This IS in fact something called ‘Fullips’.  What this is designed to do, is plump up your lips by using suction to create fuller lips without the use of injections or fillers. This is meant to be used just before you use lip liner or lipstick, in order to give you a larger pout.

Not only does this LOOK terrifying to me, I personally think this is pushing the boundaries a bit too far. I know that the whole Kylie Jenner 72 hour lip workshop is all the rage now but seriously a good lip liner and lipstick should be there to enhance what is naturally suitable for your face. If every woman (or man) out there had massive lips plastered onto their faces surely that would just make everyone look like Barbie dolls (or even worse, BRATZ).

This got me thinking about other ridiculous beauty products, to be honest I don’t think many have actually slipped through the net of Dragon’s Den or patent companies, thank goodness. Though, some that have are below:

LIP GLITTER

SO PRACTICAL.

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Okay this kinda looks quite nice…

NAIL POLISH HOLDERS

This is meant to hold your nail polish bottle at an angle without it falling over.

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PEDI SOX

Basically a sleeve for your feet.

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BROW BUDDY

A set square for your eyebrows. 

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Yes, I know that most of these are from QVC but I just couldn’t help myself.

Can you think of any stupid cosmetic tools that you’ve seen?

Thanks for reading,

Roshni :) xxx

Lengthy Lashes – Maybelline Lash Sensational…

Hello Everyone! :)

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After an Easter hiatus, I’m back and ready to update you on the best of beauty! Today I have a mini review to chit chat about, it’s a Maybelline mascara that I bought a few weeks ago from the drugstore, so you may have read reviews of this already. It’s the Maybelline Lash Sensational, the newest mascara brought out by the brand. At only £7.99 it’s a steal, especially if bought from Boots because at the moment they have a 3 for 2 mix and match on all cosmetics! It claims that the brush captures the tiniest of lashes and with a more liquid based formula and less wax it creates more black and defined lashes.’

Usually I don’t stray from my favourite mascaras, but I wanted to try one from the drugstore that was different to the Maybelline The Falsies that I love so much. The one thing I don’t like about the Falsies mascara is that the colour can be quite an ashy black. Now I’ve read the blurby bit on the Lash Sensational it makes me think it’s the wax count that creates the ashy look.

I’ve tried the Lash Sensational and my verdict is that I like it! Don’t worry I will say more than that… It is a very black, very liquid formula which means it doesn’t get claggy or clumpy. The plastic brush is something that I usually don’t like, but in this case it is so rigid that it ensures your lashes are separated and an equal amount of mascara is applied to each lash.

I’ve taken a little before and after picture to show you (ooh get me) below:

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The mascara is really lengthening and so far hasn’t got clumpy! (I have only been using it for about a week or so). The only thing that I don’t like about it is that it’s really hard to get off! I use the Simple Eye Make Up Remover so if you make your cotton pad REALLY wet and hold it on slightly longer than normal it isn’t too bad. Even with my Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm it’s still quite hard to get off.

All in all, I really like the formula (it’s definitely long lasting) and the curved plastic brush is a surprisingly brilliant performer :).

Have you tried this mascara? What’s your favourite drugstore mascara?

Thanks for reading y’all :D

Roshni xxx