The Re-Launch of Roshni Reviews – Come take a look!

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Hello Everyone!

This is so exciting to write, but as you read this post you will be reading it on my brand spanking new template and I have to say, I may have been away for a few days but THIS is what I’ve been working on :D.

I had been thinking for a while that I wanted to revamp my blog – 2 years is a long time to have the same template and I wanted a new one that showed off my content in the best way.

I hope you like the title banner! I was after something watercolour and didn’t like anything I found online AND I didn’t want to just use a random file from google images. I painted the background myself on paper with watercolour, reliving my youth spent trying every creative avenue possible. I’m quite proud of it (it might seem something tiny to you but I’m pretty chuffed!) so I hope you like it too, I was after something personal where I could think ‘YES, it worked!’

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Have a little play around with it! You can get to my Youtube really easily to watch my newest videos, all of my social links are floating around at the top and my favourite Instagram widget will show you all the random stuff I put on there :).

So, I won’t witter on at you, but welcome to the new Roshni Reviews and I hope you will return to the more funky design again and again for your weekly beauty fix ūüôā

Thank you so much to everybody that reads this little internet space!!

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx

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What to do when you’re in a Blogging Rut…

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Quite honestly, my advice to you would be don’t blog. As in, don’t post – whatever you write will more than likely not be your best and you will not be happy with it (especially if you are as much of a fuss pot as me). Ironically, I am in one now (which you will think is weird as I am writing a post.) I wanted to share the way I deal with blogging ruts…

When you get stuck in a blogging rut, I really think the best thing is to embrace it and have a bit of a break! It doesn’t mean that you give up blogging, just make sure that you prepare posts when you feel like doing it and you’re passionate about something ūüôā

Usually, you will have the time you need away from your keyboard and then all of a sudden you’ll see something or think of an amazing idea and eventually storm your way towards your laptop to write something.

When you have a blog, there can be a lot of pressure to put up consistent content, but remember that if your content itself isn’t consistently up to your own standards then your readers will more than likely notice.

So I suggest you relax and read up on my tips of what to do when you ARE in that blogging rut…..

(These things are useful for relaxing AND for blogging ruts)

  • Read a magazine –

Whatever you blog about, it’ll be something that you were interested in BEFORE you started blogging. Try and remind yourself of how much you loved it before you started blogging about it – read a fashion, beauty, craft or lifestyle magazine and just sit with a hot chocolate and unwind :). Relaxing means that you will more than likely actually spark something within yourself which will give you some inspo for future blog posts when you’re ready…or not, which is perfectly fine too :).

  • Have a bath –

If you are a beauty blogger like me then having a bath means that you will get to use some lovely products that will really pamper you. A Lush bath bomb, a nice hair mask or a pampering soak will help you unwind and lose any stresses that might have been blocking your blogging know how.

  • Read other people’s blogs and DON’T feel bad about your own –

If you’re like me, reading other people’s blogs would have inspired you to start your own. Get caught up on the posts from your favourite big bloggers and any bloggers you talk to you regularly!¬†I’d take the opportunity to enjoy reading other people’s writing…this will be a good way to enjoy something as a reader rather than a writer ūüôā

  • Watch shitloads of Netflix –

Having a break is important to give your brain a bit of a rest. My programme of choice is Pretty Little Liars because I am a season behind so it means I can binge watch it without having to wait for an episode to come out, haha. Getting yourself mentally distracted will at least make you forget about any pressure you are putting on yourself to blog! It’s important to relax if you want to stay creative :).

  • Catch up on your social media –

Catching up on your favourite Instagrammers, Tweeters and Facebookers will remind you what is trending in the blogging arena that you are interested in…sometimes I love going on Instagram to immerse myself in filters, amazing landscapes and awesome make up collections. When you see people linking pictures and posts don’t feel guilt – just remind yourself you are taking a break and that when you are ready you will get right on back to blogging and being bloody awesome!!!

Hope you enjoyed reading…what do you guys do when you are stuck in a blogging rut?

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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Happy Valentines Day! :D

Hello Everyone! It’s February the 14th which means it is indeed Valentines Day and I hope you are all having a wonderful day spent with your loved ones.

Valentines Day is one of those days that’s pressurised – what presents do you get, what card do you get, where do you go for dinner, what do you wear SDLFISAHUS. I think most of the time it’s best not to force these kind of things, it’s easy to get carried away and forget why you’re actually meant to be celebrating. Go with the flow and see what happens – sometimes those are the best kind of celebrations!

I was contacted by a company called Third Love recently who sent me a hilarious image to share with you all that makes you think about Valentines day. Third Love¬†sell really well made underwear basics and bras – with the best thing being that they do half cup sizes!! I thought that was genius as I’ve always struggled getting the exact perfect fit for my petite but womanly frame (womanly frame roughly translates to ‘oh I’ll work off that second slice of pizza in 2018’).

I’d definitely take a look at Third Love, their website looks amazing and I was so impressed – they also have a Fit Finder which will help you find the right type.

Take a look at the hilarious flow chart below and find out what your Valentines Day Bra Personality is! I prefer the term ‘Brasonality’ myself. Mine¬†was a classic 24/7 T Shirt – screams boring but unfortunately comfort is priority with me – deal¬†wide.¬†

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I have a discount code for you all to get 15% off your order with Third Love (honestly, the are quite expensive but so are a lot of other brands out there where the quality is good Рthey look amazing so it might be worth a try!)

Enter the code VALENTINE15 at checkout for 15% off!

How have you spent your Valentines Day?

A) Eating all the chocolate in a 3 mile radius to where you are sitting

B) A romantic brunch by a lake

C) Wishing there were more episodes of Making a Murderer on Netflix

D) Drooling over Ryan Gosling (The Rosling)

E) All of the above

Thanks for reading ūüôā

Roshni xxx

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Left Valentines until the last minute? Click right here my friend…

 

Valentines Gift Guide

So there’s only a few days left until Valentines day…and I’m looking at you partners that have failed to get something for your lovely lady!

If you’re left scrambling around convenience stores and garage flower stalls for an amazing present, that officially means you’ve left it til the last minute and you need your Fairy BlogMother…ME!

(If you are a lady looking around in panic for ideas for your boyfriend/husband then click here for my Gift Guide – What to get Him!!)

This is the guide for you if your¬†girlfriend/wife/fianc√© is into make up, beauty and fashion (especially perfect if you don’t know a thing about any of that!)

For Valentines day, you’ll have the strongest impact if you take ‘practical’ out of the present. By that I mean, you want to give something that shows ‘want’, something luxurious and beautiful!

For make up, your best bet is to look to Charlotte Tilbury. You’ll get gorgeous packaging, great quality products and hearts in the eyes of your lady!

My¬†top picks would be the Matte Revolution lipsticks from ¬£23, there is a beautiful limited edition rosy pink called ‘Between the Sheets’ which was named by the public (shown below). Matte lips are bang on trend right now and your girlfriend will appreciate the fact that 1. this is beautiful and 2. it’s a bloody great lipstick.

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If your girlfriend likes to wear eyeshadow, then a cream eyeshadow pot in a flattering shimmery colour will be perfect. CT does amazing long lasting cream eyeshadows in the most gorgeous colours – Eyes To Mesmerise cream eyeshadows¬†are worth the price – from around ¬£22, but they will last forever and actually it means that your girlfriend will get ready quicker because you literally put this on your finger and then apply it to your eyelid ūüôā. Marie Antoinette is a beautiful shade that will suit all skin tones.

Don’t say I don’t look after you ;).

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Some other great finds are:

If your lovely lady isn’t really into make up but she loves things like candles and fragrances¬†then there a few stand out things that I’m sure she would love.

Jo Malone is the best place if she’s a fragrance¬†lover, they do some great sets and perfumes¬†and popular favourites are English Pear & Freesia, Blackberry & Bay and Orange Blossom.¬†(from ¬£28)

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Another place you can head to is Diptyque. They have really great quality fragrances, and they come in gorgeous minimalist bottles. Diptyque also do candles so this is a great idea if your partner loves homeware and spending hours traipsing around IKEA (maybe with you in tow).

Other fail safe ideas are:

I hope you find something for inspiration! All of these retailers have stores you can dash to to pick things up and in make up shops there will be willing sales assistants to help you if you are stuck.

Happy Shopping everyone!

Thanks for reading,
Roshni xxx

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Valentines Gift Guide – What to get for Him!

Hello you lovely people,

So it is that time of year – it’s Valentines day, lurking around the corner like an amorous stalker.

THOUSANDS of loved up ladies around the world will be experiencing that terror that is the ‘present buying process’ for the other half. I am here to give you a fool proof guide to help you pick that perfect present for the person in your life that thinks Mascara is a far east country…

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CLOTHING –¬†

All Saints is a great place to go for staple basics that will stick around in his wardrobe for potentially, years. Time-proof pieces like a dark, long sleeved checked shirt are perfect because the quality is so good and the colours are flattering!

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This cute little beanie hat is perfect if your partner works outside or generally gets a cold head – and it’s only ¬£2 from Asos!¬†You could even add some mobile¬†phone touch screen gloves to complete the set…

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You can’t beat a big comfy hoody and Vans do some great ones that are made from the best materials – they are so soft! These are perfect for British weather and this means you can buy a slightly bigger size and get away with not getting the size exact lol

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TOILETRIES AND ACCESSORIES –¬†

If you get your other half anything Tom Ford, even if he doesn’t know what it is he will thank you in the end. You could opt for the Tom Ford Black Orchid fragrance which is earthy, sexy and screams ‘I AM MAN SEE I SMELL LIKE MAN’.

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This one is a bit crafty, if you’re in the beauty blogging world you will know why I’ve put this one in there. The Nivea Post Shave Balm has been one of those cult products for WOMEN believe it or not – which means if you get it for your boyfriend you can also steal this. You can actually use this as a PRIMER before make up! So basically I am not only helping you buy for your boyfriend but I am also improving the outcome of your make up…:)

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Getting your boyfriend/husband/partner a tangle teaser might seem like an odd present, but if you use your own tangle teaser and appreciate it then trust me, a man will too. In fact, it will be like a little head massage. What’s even better is that you can get a non gender specific black one for anyone who is picky!

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Some comfortable nightwear will be appreciated by those that want to spend a full week playing Xbox or PS4, OR for those that generally like to be a bum. If your boyfriend is unemployed, this is perfect! You can get Star Wars ones¬†from Burton and they are made from 100% cotton. Lol I’m kidding about unemployment, seriously these just look really comfy.

So that’s my guide to some simple winning gifts for your other half…I’ll be back in the blogosphere later this week with another Valentines post so keep your eyes peeled!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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January Sales Haul! Clothing, Make Up and Random Stuff

Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday ūüôā

I have a haul to bring to you today, so kick back with a cup of tea (my breakfast of choice was an OH so healthy croissant) while I tell you about the clothing and make up bits I’ve bought in the January sales!

It’s my first ever haul video like this so if you have any *nice* feedback feel free to leave a comment either here or on the video itself

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I hope you all have a lovely relaxed Saturday!

Till next time lovely people

Roshni xxx

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New Year’s Eve Dresses – Inspo for Outfits!

Got a New Year’s party to go to? New Year’s is the time to pull out the sparkles and glitter, whether you go for it in your outfit or in your make up I’ll be covering the best outfits/dresses for inspiration or fuel for in store shopping to help you out!

Here are my picks for New Years Eve!!

Needle & Thread Embellished Crepe Dress Р£140

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M & S Sequinned Shift Dress Р£37

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Jovani Nude Sequin Dress Р£99 (to rent!)

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Karen Millen Jacquard Metallic Dress Р£100

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ASOS Sequin Crop Top Mini Dress Р£66.50 

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Needle & Thread Bejewelled Mini Dress Р£140

 

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I’m loving drooling over Needle & Thread dresses at the moment, they are so beautiful!

What have you gone for as your New Year’s outfit?!

Hope you all have a happy, safe time tonight – thank you for reading ūüôā

Roshni xxx

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What does Christmas mean for a Beauty Blogger?

I wanted to write about something topical today – and low and behold (is that how you’re meant to write that?!) it’s Christmas in two days!

Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people…for me it means family, presents, lots of food and relaxing watching Christmas films and dreadful prime time soaps (cue the point where I start playing with my presents). For my second Christmas as a beauty blogger it makes me think of any new presents that I can use for tutorials and that I can make the most of my time being off work to satisfy my hobby.

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As I say, it’s been about a year of what I like to call PROPER BLOGGING. I started my blog in April last year and didn’t really touch it until Christmas last year. I’ve had a great year starting out and last Christmas was where I really started to engage with Instagram, the blogging community and it was when I tried Twitter and realised I hated it (:S).

The extra time to blog has been great – I’ve loved sitting at my computer and thinking of ideas and videos that I can do and getting ahead and prepared is the best way to spend this kind of time. I’ve had time to relax too which has been great (I’m one of those people where if I have free time I usually FIND ways to fill it rather than just sit there, blame my mum for that).

What does Christmas mean for you? Especially my fellow blogging community – do you use your christmas for more posts and videos, or use it to completely forget about blogging?

I can now take this opportunity to say a big MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all, be safe, spend time with your loved ones and I can’t wait for what the next year will hold!

Thanks guys,

Roshni xxx

P.S. I can’t believe people are still reading my posts. If you have read up to here comment saying something like ‘CHRISTMAS ON FLEEK’ hahahaha

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The Outfit and Make Up I Wore to my Work Christmas Party!

Tis the season for office work parties, tra la la la la laaaa la la la la! The very meaningful decision of what to wear comes to the fore and you’re left with a predicament. This post is by no means a guide of what to wear but it will how you what I decided to wear to my work Christmas Party, and how to get the look if that’s what you’d like :).

When you have a work/office Christmas Party, consider the venue. Mine was quite a corporate event so I decided a black outfit was what I would go for. I wanted something smart but still quite glamorous, so I opted for a bardot style top, with an above knee length skirt that had a black feather frill. I love this little detail on this skirt – it just adds a touch of chicness to the outfit in a really subtle way. Paired with some nude platform high heels and a statement necklace, it’s a simple outfit but I think it looked quite appropriate! Ignore the dirty mirror…

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Here are the shoes…which I did manage to walk in for ALMOST the whole night!:

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For make up, I wanted some dark smokey eyes but paired with a very nude simple lip. For eyes, I used the MAC Painterly Paint Pot as my base and started to blend some Black from the Lorac Pro Palette into the crease.

I applied Matte Liquid Eyeliner from Maybelline along my lash line and did a small flick, and applied some Glitter Eyeliner (which is also from Maybelline) over the top. Lashes were Red Cherry Wispies and I smudged some of the black eyeshadow along my lower lash line too :).

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I hope you guys have enjoyed this post!

Let me know what you wore to your Christmas parties…:)

Thank you for reading!

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx

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Why I’m Obsessed with Instagram…

If anyone follows me on Instagram, they’ll know that I quite like it. I post a lot and I usually go on it around 2 – 3 times a day. Go through my feed and double tap on anything that takes my fancy, it’s such an EASY way to explore photography and it fits right into our convenient, time limited day to day lifestyles.

It gives you the opportunity to experiment with photography and you don’t even need a big fancy camera in order to do it – I find my iPhone 6s camera is just right.

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One of my favourite things about Instagram is when you come across a great account that shows sped up make up tutorials. Make up feeds are my favourite kind to browse through and I’ve tried my hand at some close up pictures too but am still practising! For those I tend to ignore my front camera and use a mirror so that I can use my back camera instead which is much much better quality.

I like following large brands Instagram accounts because it’s a great way of finding out what their newest products and sale offers are – some of my favourites are Essie, Bombay Hair, Nars, Benefit and Make Up Geek (which I’ve just heard that you can get on Beauty Bay!).

Have you guys got any favourite Instagram accounts you can recommend following? ūüôā

If you’d like to take a look at my Instagram account you can go there by clicking the image below!

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Thanks for reading guys!

Roshni xxx

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