Primark & Mini Lush Haul!

Hi Guys! 

I have a video for you today where I go through the things I bought from Primark and I also picked up a few things from Lush!

I love doing hauls and more importantly I love watching them – although they are dangerous and you should put your purse inside a scorpion cage and leave it a good 10 metres away from you (if you know someone with a scorpion I am suitably impressed too).

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Fortunately Primark hauls won’t break the bank, depends how spend you get! I hope you enjoy looking at the things I got 🙂 leave me a comment with your favourite!

Thanks for reading/watching, as always 🙂

Roshni xxx

 

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The Battle of the Highlighters

Battle of the Highlighters

A few years ago, if someone said I’d be highlighting my face I’d be thinking of something neon pink that belongs in the stationary drawer. Fast forward to 2016 and highlighting is a vital step in most make up wearer’s routines.

When choosing your highlighter I would consider the following things:

  • The formula – cream or powder?
  • The glitteriness – do you want something subtle or IN YO FACE
  • How much you want to spend
  • Whether you want it to be warm toned or cool toned

These sound like scary decisions but actually it’s pretty simple – there are so many affordable highlighters nowadays that it doesn’t have to be a decision that bursts the seams of your purse *great mental image there*

My top picks are in the picture above!

For a iridescent but long lasting highlight I use the Benefit Girl Meets Pearl liquid highlighter which looks like a unicorns barfed it up (by that I mean it looks FABULOUS) – it’s more a cool toned lilac filled highlighter that you can just dab along the high points of your cheeks and then dot down the centre of your nose if you like. This is a click up dispenser bottle and this is a great, tidy way of using it.

For a more subtle highlight that costs a little more (but you get contour too) you could go to Charlotte Tilbury and opt for the Filmstar Bronze and Glow. This medium toned highlight in the duo is SO finely milled it’s really beautiful. Sometimes I wonder if the highlight is TOO finely milled but maybe it’s just me who wants to look like a glitter ball. Lol.

Finally, for the most glitzy highlight you can go for the MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralise Skin Finish. This is probably my favourite highlighter and in my mind I guess I call it the ‘Going Out Highlighter’ lol. The glittery particles in this are larger than other highlights but this still creates a gorgeous gold toned glow on your cheekbones when applied with a feathery make up brush.

What’s your favourite highlighter?

HIGHLIGHTER FOR DAYS

Lol

Thanks for reading guys,

Roshni xxx

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Seventeen Lipsticks – Seriously Underrated!

Out of all of my most used lipsticks, the one that I would say is the most affordable is a lipstick from the brand Seventeen. I only have two of these lipsticks but I would say they are some of my favourites!

I have a few MAC lipsticks in my collection, but you can get THREE 17 lipsticks for the price of one MAC one – and if you are looking for something moisturising, natural and sheer then I would definitely look at the Seventeen Mirror Shine lipsticks. They are such a bargain, at only £4.79!!!! That is insane for such a great quality lipstick, a lot of people are prepared to pay 3 – 4 times that for a lipstick nowadays.

The shade I have most recently bought is called ‘Belle’, which is a beautiful sheer pink with a hint of brown running through it. Usually before I use a lipstick I would always apply a lip balm so that my lips don’t get dry, but these lipsticks are so moisturising you don’t need to do that and they give such a natural finish.

17 belle lipstick

I also have the shade ‘Beehive’ which is a lighter, more nudey peachy colour which is just as beautiful as Belle. I have Belle in my handbag at the moment and I love it! I tend to just swipe these over my lips in the morning and because they are quite natural you can reapply easily if it wears off.

As the formula is sheer, I wouldn’t expect this to last for hours and hours. This is why it’s probably best to get the more nude, natural shades in this range. I would describe the formula for these lipsticks as ‘juicy’, which is a term that makes me cringe and want to crawl into a hole at the same time, but it is the best way to describe them.

17 belle lipstick swatch

As you can see from the swatch, this lipstick is very sheer and it’s not meant to last on your lips forever – it’s more of a wash of colour. Saying that though, if you have thin lips I would say because these are sheer, with a good lip liner they would help to plump up your lips and you could just easily reapply over the top if it wears off.

These lipsticks also come with a mirror inside the packaging!

17 lipstick mirror

Other than these lipsticks, I do like the 17 nail varnishes as they do some really gorgeous colours.

Is there anything else amazing from the 17 range that I might not have tried yet?

I hope you enjoyed this review!

Thanks for reading!

Love Roshni xxx

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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.

Dream Sun Bronzer - Golden Tropics

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:

Dream Sun Bronzer 3

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 :(.

Dream Sun Bronzer 2

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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How to Make Your Own Z Palette for £1.85…

SO, I have been really excited to do this post for you :).

The story starts when I decided to dip my toe into the Make Up Geek Pan Eyeshadow pond, then I realised that I would need something to put them in. I opted for a foiled eyeshadow, a duo chrome eyeshadow and then a matte crease shade that’s a deep auburn colour. (You will see some sneaky peeks of these as you look through my post!)

Cue me looking online to try and find a Z palette to buy, only to be sorely disappointed that they were quite expensive for what is essentially an EMPTY BOX.

If you want a Z palette from Make Up Geek, a 4 x eyeshadows palette costs $14.99 (£10.53) and even on Amazon they are still quite expensive for what they are. If anyone knows me, they will know that I try to be as resourceful as possible! I set about trying to see how I could make my own :).

So I have a step by step guide to show you how I made my own Z palette:

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Your Make Up Geek Eyeshadows
  • An old empty/cheap palette (I had one lying around, you want one where you can lever out the eyeshadow section)
  • Scissors
  • A sheet of magnet (I got mine from eBay for £1.85)

z palette 1

  1. First step is to lever out the eyeshadows from your current palette. I used an old MUA palette that I had which must have been around £4, so even if you needed to buy one of these then you still wouldn’t be paying as much as a Z palette! I used a small flat head screw driver to (carefully) lever out the eyeshadows. Voila! One empty palette.

z palette 2

3. You will need to place your empty palette onto your sheet of magnet and use a ruler to measure and draw on the sheet so you can cut this out to put into the palette. I found the best way was to cut a little bit larger than needed, then you can trim the edges to get it to fit in.

z palette 3

3. I found my magnet didn’t need to be stuck in – it fit quite snugly so it stayed flat in the palette. Next you need to get your MUG eyeshadows ready! This is the fun bit 🙂 

z palette 44. Open up your eyeshadows and then put them into your palette!! In any order you want 🙂

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I am loving this so far – and it cost me £1.85 to make so I am very very happy! I’d definitely recommend this if you are on a budget or don’t want to spend loads on an empty box like me. Haha! Also, as the magnet was an A4 sheet I have enough for more palettes if I want a bigger one!

Would you give this a go?! 😀

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx
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My High End Make Up Favourites – New Video!

I recently filmed a video showing you my most favourite high end make up products – which cover a range of higher end make up brands like Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and By Terry!

I show you the products that I really think are worth spending a little bit more on – things I like to see as ‘investments’ and these are products that are ideal for gifts AND as gifts for yourself :).

I hope you enjoy watching! Leave the video a like if you did and if you’re new to my Youtube then please subscribe if you enjoyed hearing me droning on about make up!

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Thanks for reading/watching!!

Lots of love,

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 Best Concealer Combo Ever

For some parts of my make up routine, there are some staple products that have been on the bill for a very long time – not the stars of the show, but ever present supporting acts that are the ones holding up the whole thing.

The two concealers I want to show my respect for are the Maybelline Anti Age Eraser Eye concealer and the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. *no don’t worry this isn’t an ad, these are the two concealers that have lived in my make up drawers for a very long time!* With concealers, I’d say these are part of your make up routine where if you find the right products for the job, you don’t really chop and change them too much. This is why I’ve found what I like and I’ve stuck to it!

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The Maybelline Anti Age Eraser Eye concealer is a little twist up concealer that only costs around £5.99! This is such a bargain and it lasts forever. The shade I use is ‘Nude’ I think, because this is the darkest shade that they do. They only really have three shades, but the one I use it perfect for highlighting and concealing.

This concealer has a little sponge tip applicator – I have heard a lot of people saying that they hate the little sponge applicator saying that it is unhygienic and harbours germs, but I’m not that bothered about the sponge. If anything, it’s only me that uses it so why would it be a problem?! I don’t use the sponge to blend it out, I just use my usual Real Techniques contour brush to gently dab the concealer into a flawless layer.

The thing I liked most about this concealer is that once you have set it with a powder it doesn’t budge. The powder I use is amazing and pretty affordable – it’s the Revlon photo ready powder.

The Maybelline Fit Me in the shade 20 is very good for adding a bit more coverage. I tend to layer these two because the combination makes my concealer last a lot longer and it brightens the area a lot more than just using one on its own. All I need to do with these two is to apply the Eraser Eye concealer via the sponge tip and then smooth over a small amount of the Fit Me concealer, then dab it all out with the contour brush. After this, setting with a light dusting (lol sounds like baking) of the Revlon powder means your concealer will last ALL DAY. WINNING.

What are your favourite concealers?

Happy Easter everyone!

Love Roshni xxx

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Nyx Liquid Suede Matte Lipsticks – A Revelation!

Oh myyy goodness – I have been so excited to review these products!

A common theme throughout the past few weeks is that things I have seen popping up on my Instagram feed have been making their way into my shopping basket, be it physical or virtual (and I have paid for them, no pilfering going on around here).

The two shades I picked up in the Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks are beautiful. I bought the shades Soft Spoken and Vintage. Soft Spoken is a beautiful pinky brown and Vintage is a more deep 90’s brown which is AMAZING. Vintage in particular is so on trend that it almost pains me. Expect to see a lot of Instagram pics of these filling up my feed!

I already love both of these liquid lipsticks and everything about them is perfect…

Nyx Liquid Suede Lipsticks

NYX LIQUID SUEDE LIPSTICK SWATCHES SOFT SPOKEN VINTAGE

They are pretty affordable – you can buy these for £6.50 and you get a lot for your money. The formula of the liquid lipsticks is thick and velvety, they apply really nicely because the doe foot applicator is just the right shape to outline and fill in your lips really neatly. *not so fun fact, I thought Doe Foot was actually a specific name for the applicator like Dauphort but then I realised in a D’oh moment*

Soft Spoken Nyx Liquid Suede Lipstick

The staying power of these liquid lipsticks is insane. I wore Soft Spoken ALL day today and although I could feel my lips become a tiny bit drier than usual it wasn’t anywhere near uncomfortable. I drank several teas (lol) and although I saw some product come off onto the mug like a trendy half smile, you couldn’t tell from looking at me that any had moved from my lips.

Vintage Nyx Liquid Suede Lipstick

I think if you are buying one of these I would always opt for the more nude shades where it doesn’t matter if it’s not crisp round the edges. They have bright reds and purples within this range but I’m not sure this formula is the best way to wear those colours.

I’m really happy with these liquid lipsticks and I can’t wait to wear them all the time!

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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OGX Niacin3 & Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioner

I had been wanting to try the OGX Niacin & Caffeine shampoo and conditioner ever since a picture of them popped up on my Instagram feed. I’m all up for anything hair related that stops breakage and encourages growth!

This is why I tried the range from OGX, but also why I started using the Lee Stafford Hair Treatment ‘For Hair that never grows past a Certain Length’. Though, I’m an eejit and forgot that it’s probably a good idea to use these two things separately to see which has a better result on my hair :/.

Anyway, I have been using the OGX Niacin & Caffeine shampoo and conditioner for about a week now and have been impressed with it so far! They were on promotion in Boots on a 2 for £10, but they have also been on promotion on a 3 for 2 as well! OGX do a third step product in this range which is a Root Stimulator Spray (I haven’t tried this yet).

ogx niacin and caffeine

I quite like OGX as a brand, I loved their Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner range for the scent alone – but this is something new that really does claim to improve the condition of your hair.

The first thing I noticed when I started using it is the scent of this shampoo and conditioner. I did a Boots Haul Youtube video recently and I sniffed these in it and was amazed to find that they smelled like Red Bull. Like, wtf. I know these have ‘caffeine’ in but I never expected the range to smell like an energy drink, especially when their other ranges smell so good!

(BTW I hate Red Bull but am willing to set my olfactory differences aside for the benefit of my mop…for those of you who haven’t read the book Perfume that word means NOSE).

Smells aside, the shampoo is lovely – it’s quite a thick shampoo so this means a little goes a long way and you should be concentrating on your roots anyway. Apparently I have heard you shouldn’t actually need to shampoo the ends of your hair as the suds from your roots should run down and wash the ends of your hair anyway! If you shampoo your hair in a way where you aren’t knotting it up it also helps reduce breakage etc when you are brushing your hair after a shower.

The conditioner, again, is a very thick consistency and still has a hint of Red Bull about it. If this smell doesn’t incite memories of being hung over or being in Oceana (I’m looking at you, Vodbull Uni times) then you are well on your way to being a loyal user of this range.

The range feels very nourishing to use but in more of a scientific way. Stimulating the roots of your hair will definitely help with hair health and growth but I do think that my hair is in a better condition for using this range. I also love the Lee Stafford hair treatment being back in my life – it improves the condition of my hair SO MUCH and it has definitely helped the growth!

Here is my previous post earlier last year which shows you the before and after when I had my hair cut really short. I started using the Lee Stafford treatment and it had a really good effect on the growth of my hair!

Have you used this OGX range? Do YOU think it smells like Red Bull? Or is something wrong with me…

Thanks for reading, am about to go use this now 🙂

Roshni xxx

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