The Pro’s and Con’s of Henna/Mehndi

Everywhere I look on Instagram, there are pictures of henna designs and patterns – particularly white henna! In Gujarati we call it mehndi, but I think it’s more commonly known as henna. We recently had mehndi done for my sister’s wedding and a wedding is the traditional reason that you get it done!

When brides get mehndi done for a wedding, usually they hide the groom’s initial in amongst the patterns and he has to find it on the wedding night :D. As you will see, there is just a flower in mine! Lol

I’m not entirely sure how the white mehndi and glitter mehndi works but the colour in traditional brown henna temporarily dyes the skin and it gradually fades off your hands/feet/wrists as you continue to wash (if you do wash, that is :)).

Here is a picture of the beautiful mehndi that I had done last week! mehndi

Having mehndi done is great, it looks so pretty and it can be delicate and intricate, however there are pro’s and con’s for this special beauty treat.

THE PRO’S:

  1. It lasts for at least 4 – 5 days, so the time invested in having someone do it for you is definitely worth it! Especially if you are having it done for a special event such as a party, birthday or wedding!
  2. It looks great in photos! The picture above shows the mehndi when the product is still on the hands, this layer dries and crumbles off and the finished result is an orangey brown colour.
  3. Pairing it with a good manicure means you can make your hands look very elegant!

NOW…ONTO THE CON’S:

  1. It stinks
  2. If you leave it on overnight you’ll find 10 million dried up crumbs of it in your bed and on your floor
  3. You can’t do anything for about 4 hours (this could be a good thing too though!)
  4. It really stinks – especially if you catch a waft as you are doing your make up or something
  5. The fading mehndi isn’t the greatest look!

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post – If you’ve had mehndi done before you’ll know where I’m coming from! Hahahah

Roshni xxx

INSTAGRAMTWITTERBLOG LOVIN’YOUTUBEPINTERESTFACEBOOK

Continue Reading

My Obsession with Dainty Jewellery

Hello Everyone!

I have an obsession with dainty jewellery, particularly necklaces and earrings. I think there’s something so beautiful about a slim, delicate chain with a small, simple pendant. On asian skin as well, bright golds and silvers look really pretty!

The shops that I think are best for dainty, delicate jewellery are probably the usual suspects: Accessorize, H & M, and Topshop! I think gold is my favourite style, with silver and copper coming a close second. I have a picked a selection of my MOST favourite pieces for you to peruse below:

handm

This necklace is my most recent purchase, from H & M (I think it was around £4.99). This is quite a pale coppery colour, and it has a really thin chain and a simple horse shoe and circle design. The only thing I get annoyed about is untangling it!

turkeynecklace

This is one of my favourites 🙂 this necklace I bought when I went to Turkey with my sister. The shop was quite big, but it was run by a very old man with a white beard and shuffly sandals on. This is a REALLY thin gold ball style chain, with a bright blue and silver round pendant. The chain is so delicate that I have to be quite careful with it as I’m always scared it’ll snap!

topshop

I’m so pleased with how this photo turned out! This necklace is a beautiful chain with triangular amethyst stones. I like how there are 5 (an odd number always looks very satisfying) and the chain again is very dainty and thin. I love the bright purple of the stones against the coppery/gold chain.

accessorizez

This last necklace is from Accessorise, part of their ‘Z’ collection. The jewellery from the ‘Z’ range is a bit more expensive, but the pieces are usually so beautiful and dainty that I think it’s definitely worth it. The stones on this necklace are like a light aqua blue, so set against the bright almost yellowy gold it’s really striking. Something about it makes me think of Greece, they carry that style through to the packaging and font in the range design so I love that all the pieces are designed within the same style.

What is your favourite from the bunch? Or are you the opposite and loving in your face blingy necklaces and earrings?!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni 🙂 xxx

INSTAGRAMTWITTERBLOG LOVIN’YOUTUBE

Continue Reading

I Think I’ve Found the One…

SO, if you guys saw my recent post on the Bare Minerals Bare (Bear) Skin foundation, you’ll know that I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect foundation for my dry/combination skin. My review was in part a bit scathing but I reckon I was pretty honest, you can read that here.

The Bare Minerals foundation left my skin feeling so oily that I have gone the complete other way with the newest product I’ve tried. I have to say, I am really impressed with the small price tag but the brilliant performance of this foundation.

It’s the L’Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation, which is only £6.99 so it’s a bargain! Although it is a drugstore foundation it is a great consistency and the finish of it is ideal because it really helps to even out your skin.

infallible

The shade that I bought was number 20 ‘Sand’, which I think is the shade before the darkest one in the range. It is a little light for me (only slightly) but I think if I went for the darkest shade it would have been too much.

I love that this comes in a tube, it makes it travel friendly and really easy to get the right amount of product out. It has a little tube dispenser, working with the consistency of this foundation this packaging really works well. The foundation itself is definitely matte, which is what you want in the hot summer months. I have to say this is the first matte foundation that I’ve found that ISN’T drying. It’s really blendable, but it will stay put all day (it does say 24 hour matte yo).

I find that to make sure it doesn’t dry your skin out (my skin is pretty dry in summer) a stippling brush like the Real Techniques one above is best. This means the bristles can pick up the foundation and lightly work it into your skin. I find that denser brushes just soak up the product and are too harsh for working this foundation in.

Safe to say, you live and you learn when it comes to high end products and drug store steals. I think I’ll be a bit more cautious when it comes to products like foundations that can be MEGA expensive…I’m looking at you NARS Sheer Glow.

Finally, here is a picture of me wearing it out last night, with a touch of concealer and bronzer (before drinks, obvs)

infallible2

What’s your favourite foundation? Any of you lovely people tried L’Oreal Infallible?

Thanks for reading!

Roshni xxx

Don’t forget you can follow me on social media by clicking the links below 😀

INSTAGRAMTWITTERBLOG LOVIN’

Continue Reading