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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The L’oréal Ultimate Blends Blogger Photoshoot!

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:

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Emma from Glossy Boutique

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Thanks for reading guys!

Roshni xxx

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90’s Matte Make Up Tutorial!

Hello guys!

I am so excited to show you this tutorial!! – I filmed a 90’s brown toned make up tutorial, with the main star of the show being the Nyx Liquid Suede lipstick in the shade ‘Vintage’ which is a gorgeous dark brown shade. Give it a watch if you want to see how to get this look! It’s really quick and easy 🙂

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The eyes have a mix of matte shadows to add to the 90’s feel of the look – I really love this and think it’s perfect for day or night time.

I hope you enjoy it!!

Thanks for reading/watching/being in my internet space

Roshni xxx

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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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

  • 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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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. 

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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!

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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

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Happy Shopping everyone!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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June Favourites!

I know that June is well and truly done with but I thought it had been a while (approximately a month I believe) since I’ve done a good ol’ Monthly Favourites post!

There are four things in particular that I’ve been loving in June, which are mostly make up item – surprise, surprise

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After a pretty tough month with a lot going on there is one product that has saved my eye bags from turning into Tesco Bags for Life. I’ve been LOVING the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age ‘Eraser Eye’ concealer in the shade Nude. It’s a small tube of concealer with a weird puffy applicator at the top. Please note I had to turn the clicky thing around 100 times in order to get the first bit of product out but after that I was sold.

The coverage isn’t very high, BUT you don’t need it. It creates luminosity, making your eye area appear brighter and more awake, it does settle into lines a little bit but setting with a teensy bit of powder soon sorts this out. The applicator is nice as well, I tend to dab this on in an upside down triangle shape under my eyes (Thanks to Kaushal Beauty for that tip, check our her Youtube videos here!) and then blend out with a Real Techniques Contour Brush.

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Next I’ve been obsessed with my most recent MAC purchase. I have been wanting this product for a very long time, it is MAC’s Soft & Gentle Mineralise Skin Finish. This may possibly be the most beautiful highlighter I have ever seen! It is pretty flashy, so if you are using this day to day then please have a gentle hand! I love using this as a brow highlight, it also makes a pretty beautiful eyeshadow so it’s a bloody versatile little pot of gold.

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Next, I have been loving filling in my brows with the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Ebony . This is one of those products where you have to be VERY light handed, also it helps to dab most of the product off in the lid before applying to the brows. Brushing through your brows with a spoolie first helps get the most defined brows, and I usually start at the end of the brow and slowly do gentle strokes with an angled brush like a MAC 263.

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LASTLY! I have been really liking using the By Terry Ombre Blackstar (why does autocorrect put that as Backstair?!), the shade I have is called Misty Rock which has been RAVED about over tinternet. This is the most beautiful shimmery amethyst colour and it’s perfect for applying straight on the eyelid and then just blending out the edges. The glitter from this has true staying power, the consistency of the crayon is really soft and creamy so it blends LIKE A FRIVOLOUS DREAM.

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Please leave a comment if you want and a like if you wish!

Hope you enjoyed reading 🙂

Rosh xxx

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Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Ebony – Totally Worth the Hype!

So, recently I made a purchase from www.beautybay.com after reading a blog review on the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade. I have heard rave reviews about this product COUNTLESS times on youtube and on people’s blogs.

I have always tended to use either eyeshadow or an eyebrow pencil to fill in my brows, but this waxy/watery pomade was a new one for me. I chose the shade Ebony, which is a great ashy brown which is perfect for my brows. It came in at £15 with free delivery, which wasn’t bad at all considering Anastasia Beverly Hills is an American brand.

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The way I’ve been using this so far is to brush through my brows with a spoolie and then use an angled brush like the MAC 263 brush to lightly dip into the dip brow (haha, see what I did there).

When you use this, DON’T smush your brush into the pomade, or you will end up with a thick paste to work with which will make your brows looks a bit drag! If you do put too much product on the brush, I’ve been dabbing the excess off in the lid of the dip brow pot. This helps you slowly build up the colour as you have a very small amount on your brush.

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I just LOVE the packaging. Black and clear glass, gold fancy ‘A’ on the top and just the most satisfying weight to the little jar. I’m weird, I know.

It’s quite a watery consistency when you are using the right amount of product, which is weird as it’s intended to be WATERPROOF. Waterproof eyebrows, whatever else lol.

I really like the finish this gives your brows, as you can be so so precise. Way more precise than if you were using a shadow or a pencil. It does stay on all day and I was really chuffed with the colour that I chose.

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Here is a more recent brow update! (May 2016)!!

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All in all, a great product and I am curious to see what the other Anastasia products are like!

Thanks for reading you lot,

Roshni xxx

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How to Fill in Your Eyebrows and NOT look like you’ve been attacked by slugs

Hello Everyone :D!

I’ve started a little How To series on my Youtube channel which will be 5 minute (ish) videos to show you the way that I do key parts my make up routine. The first one I’ve started with is eyebrows! A crucial (IMPERATIVE, if you will) part of anyone’s make up routine and the best way to frame your face.

Please take a look at the video, click to give it a thumbs up if you like it and subscribe if you want to see more videos!

Thanks!

Roshni xxx

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Hands up who wants better skin? *waves hand frantically*

Hello you lovely lot!

I am here to review the Magnitone Lucid, a rotating facial cleansing brush that aims to make your skin feel and look better within 7 days. I was very kindly gifted this product and if you keep reading until the end of this post you’ll get to browse the range AND get a unique 20% off discount code *eek*.

This facial cleansing brush is travel friendly, completely safe, available in a range of colours and it actually does work.

Basically although it is a powered brush, you can use it safely within the shower or bath which I find amazing. Not only that but when you charge it, it has a wireless charger where you use the provided magnet connector and THAT is what the charger cable goes into. Genius. You can use it with your normal cleanser and it is safe enough to use every day because it automatically stops after one minute which should be sufficient cleansing time.

The thing I love about this product is that it has a normal and sensitive mode, the facial brush is great quality (bristles wise) and the product teaches you the optimum time to cleanse and it beeps when you need to move to the next area of your face. It’s like year 3000 over here. It also comes with a year warranty and the option to purchase multiple brush heads which is good if you want to use a completely dry head each day. My brush head tends to stay a little bit damp the next day but I don’t mind very much.

Here’s the little blue skin saviour!

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AFTER 7 DAYS, CLEANSING 1 MINUTE A DAY WITH MAGNITONE:

I am genuinely surprised and impressed with how good my skin feels AND looks. You can really see a difference, it fits in perfectly to my daily getting ready routine. (I shower at night so I just use my Magnitone for the minute then leave it on its side to dry overnight).

My skin feels softer, looks clearer (the other day I forgot to put concealer on. Like, wat.)

If you purchase and use this product, don’t be alarmed if you have a mini spot breakout as this is perfectly natural as you start to get your skin into a cleansing routine. There is a sensitive mode on the brush (press the button twice) which is ideal for me.

If YOU would like to get your mitts on a Magnitone Lucid, you can browse their products here, and below I have put the 20% off discount code for you to use!

DISCOUNT CODE:

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I hope you enjoyed this post, I will be back rambling very soon and I hope you guys give Magnitone a try! It’s definitely worth it.

#SummerSkin #LucidLove

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx

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