Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara – Before & After Video!

**scroll to the bottom of my post for the video!**

I was in Boots the other day and this mascara looked SO different I had to take a look (and it had the word ‘New’ next to it :). I’ve never really looked to Bourjois as a brand for good mascaras because I’ve always stuck to the ones that I know.

My firm usual favourites are the Maybelline Lash Sensational and the Too Faced Better Than Sex. We all know how it is though, that when your mascaras start to dry out you get that revelation in your mind ‘OMG…this means…yes…I can buy a new one!’

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So I picked up the Bourjois Volume Reveal mascara in the colour Radiant Black to give it a whirl. This is a really different type of tube – it’s triangular which I don’t really see the point of other than it stands out from the rest.

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Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara – Review

Hi Everyone!

I hope you’ve had a great weekend before real life starts again…(aka work)! One of my Christmas presents was a dinky little sample of the Benefit Roller Lash mascara, which I’m reviewing for you today (my sister Anisha bought it for me, she wanted to be included in the post and she’s making me a cup of tea so I think that’s a good deal). 

My mascara relationships have been pretty stable throughout most of my make up life and I can almost reel off the mascaras like an exes list. Firstly, in my teen years my go to was Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash, then I went to the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, then the Max Factor False Lash Effect. As I moved into my twenties I went onto the Soap & Glory Thick & Fast (which is way better than you’d expect) and since then I’ve always loved the Maybelline Lash Sensationalyou can read my review of that here! 

The Benefit Roller Lash claims to ‘curl and lengthen’ using it’s Hook ‘n’ Roll brush…this brush is thin and long and looks pretty ordinary. I was surprised by how much it does actually lengthen. If you are looking for volume then I don’t think this is the mascara for you – I am lucky and have quite thickish lashes anyway so this isn’t a problem for me!

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Compared to the Lash Sensational, the brush is much thinner and I’m not entirely sure where the Hook and Roll aspects of it are!

As you can see from the before and after picture above, this mascara is great for lengthening and it’s very pigmented :). It actually performs very well on lower lashes as well, adding fibres and coating them thinly so that it’s not clumpy.

I think I would buy a full size version of this when my current mascara runs out (though I have a habit of having more than one on the go, oops). I’m not a massive fan of the packaging, though this is only the mini. The pastel pink doesn’t stand out much on the black background but I guess the test is of the product itself!

Have you guys tried the Roller Lash mascara? What did you think?

Thanks for reading guys 🙂

Roshni xxx

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Week 3 – The Body Shop Advent Calendar!

The thought of waking up and not having a little present each morning is a bit sad but I’ve really enjoyed opening my advent calendar! There have been some great skincare and bath things in the calendar and it all looks excellent quality. I’ve also started thinking about different ways I can use the box after…I’ll do a little post on this after!

So here I can show you the things I have got in the 12th – 19th days of Christmas!

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This week we have had…

  • Shea Butter Shower Cream
  • Strawberry Lip Butter
  • Cream Coloured Heart Soap
  • Frosted Plum Shimmer Lotion (this smells SO good)
  • Vitamin E Night Cream
  • Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel
  • Body Shop Eyeshadow Brush
  • Fuji Green Tea Body Lotion

I think my favourite smell to come out of this advent calendar is the Fuji Green Tea products. I don’t even know what Fuji Green Tea is but it smells so nice – so refreshing, light and clean!

What advent calendars are you opening?! Any recommendations for next year?!

Thanks for reading everyone,

Roshni xxx

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Maybelline Master Ink Liquid Eyeliners

Hello everyone!

I was on the hunt for a new liquid eyeliner after using up my current one. I was in Boots and walked past the Maybelline counter…picking up a trusty Lash Sensational, the Master Ink eyeliners caught my eye.

I was looking for a good, pigmented eyeliner and I was pleased to see they had a Matte eyeliner AND a black gold glitter one which was perfect for the make up I planned to do at my work Xmas do!

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These sounded and looked so great, I was hopeful that they would live up to my expectations. The matte liner is wet and fabulously pigmented. With a matte liner, I was worried that it would end up looking a bit ashy but it doesn’t in the slightest. It’s not the most hard wearing eyeliner but if you leave it alone while it dries it lasts well enough.

The nib is very thin and easy to manipulate – doing a cat flick isn’t the easiest thing but practice will make perfect! That’s what I’m telling myself anyway…

The glitter eyeliner is lovely because it’s not just gold glitter – it’s black gold so you can use this on it’s own! I love the way this looks – the glitter is a slightly yellowy gold but it’s really beautiful. It adds just the right amount of sparkle and shimmer across the lid!

Here is a swatch of both of them side by side:

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The black gold one is my favourite for special occasions but the matte version is still perfect for everyday!

I’m so chuffed with these and I think I’ll be repurchasing the matte one 🙂

I hope you’re all having a great Christmas so far!

Keep your eyes peeled for the third week of my Body Shop Advent Calendar!

Thanks for reading everyone,

Roshni xxx

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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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Born Pretty Store – The perfect place to get beauty bargains!

Hello Everyone!

***Keep reading for an exclusive 10% discount code!!!***

So, a while ago I was approached by the website Born Pretty Store, who kindly sent me some items that I will be reviewing here! It’s mainly beauty items that they sell, but they do everything from make up brushes, to temporary tattoos, eyeshadows and eyeliners!

One thing I want to make clear right away, is that I beg you PLEASE don’t judge this website on what it looks like. OK, yes it is all in dollars, yes they are Chinese run but I have to say I was really impressed with the service and the products themselves.

I’m going to be honest here and say that whenever I get emails asking me if I want to review products I am always sceptical at the beginning…but I had no need to be with this store as I actually love the products that I received and would definitely buy them myself in future! (Also the lady that emailed me was so lovely and adorable it made me smile 🙂)

The item that I tried first of all was a liquid eyeliner. I have tried a few different eyeliners but I am very fussy, so I pretty much always stuck with my L’Oréal Superliner which is really pigmented but can be quite tough to remove. I was attracted to this eyeliner because of the NIB. Anyone who loves using liquid eyeliner knows how important the NIB is.

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Here is what the ‘Extremely Thin Eyeliner Pen’ looks like:

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For only $4.07, I have to say I was SO impressed with this eyeliner. The nib is firm but soft at the tip (stop sniggering in the back there) and the liquid is JET black. It is quite liquid-y though so when I watched this on my hand it bled into the lines of my skin. See below:

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When I applied this along my lash line I didn’t see any of the colour bleeding – the liquid was so smooth and pigmented, and the nib made it really easy to start with a thin line. It is actually really easy to thicken the line too if you need it, to top it off creating a flick was easy as can be!

I wore this to work, so to see whether it lasted all day I took a ‘Just After Application’ photo and ‘End of The Day’ photo:

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On the whole I was really impressed with the staying power of this – think about it, the product is only $4, the formula is quite thin and yet it lasted all day without smudging.

Most excitingly, I have a 10% discount code if you want to place an order. I’ll tell you why you I think you should consider giving Born Pretty Store a browse:

  • FREE SHIPPING worldwide
  • GREAT value for money
  • SURPRISINGLY EXCELLENT quality products!

There is a banner in my side bar that will take you right to the store if you click it 🙂

Here is the exclusive code if you’d like to get 10% off your order:

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I hope you guys like the products from Born Pretty Store as much as I have! More reviews to come from me for this place so if you still aren’t convinced keep your eyes peeled 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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The Mother of All Purse Upgrades

HELLO!

So I have a very exciting post for you today. Anyone who has seen me pay for shiz knows that my purse is battered. It’s from Primarni (my sister got it for me for Christmas in circa 1897). I knew I needed a new purse but hadn’t seen anything that I liked at all.

Then I went on Twitter. Then Kate Spade tweeted and said there was a sale. There was a further 30% off the sale items.

I went on the site and thought everything is pretty but I can’t afford you!! A little black patent number caught my eye (this sounds like some horrid, seedy date) and I looked at the price (date has taken a sinister turn) and was sold!

This is the beauty that I bought:

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This is such a pretty wallet, it it shiny and has gorgeous gold detailing. It has an outer zip for change, and it has a popper which reveals the centre. It has MORE than enough compartments for my gazillion loyalty cards, and then two sides for notes.

When I opened the wallet I was pleased to see it had lovely polkadot lining! (Lining pleases me).

Here are a few close ups!

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I am in love with this purse and feel so fancy (!) when I whip this out when I’m paying for my packet of Skips and a scratch card at the shop.

I love Kate Spade and have a phone case (iPhone 5) from the designer brand and I just love the simple designs and chic finishes and details.

Oh, by the way, if you want to see my shamed purse that I had before this one…here you go:

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*hides face*

Have you seen any amazing purses or bags that you can link me? I promise to drool profusely over them :D.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Rosh!

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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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MAC + Lorac Pro Palette Make Up Look

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a FOTD (shh the F stands for ‘Face’) for you with a little run down of what I used in order to create this eyeshadow look below. This mainly uses a MAC make up palette that was probably limited edition (sorry) and the Lorac Pro Palette which I’ve been loving for the past month or so.

Keep reading if you want to see what I used to get this look! It’s the first one I’ve done of it’s kind and I’m actually really pleased 🙂 (don’t rain on my parade!) 😀

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Here are the products that I used!

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Left Hand side is all Eye products, Right Hand side is for Eyebrows!

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The shades I used from the Lorac Pro Palette, were Taupe, Cream, Nude and Sable.

The shades I used in the MAC mini palette were Brun, Enviable (discontinued I think) and Smut. The textures of the MAC and Lorac Pro Palette are great for blending, which is the key to getting this to have a smokey feel, with a pop of green in the centre (provided by Enviable).

I used Painterly MAC Paint Pot to block out the eyelid with a neutral base, then I blended Taupe as a transition colour. I built up Sable in the crease with some Brun from the MAC palette.

I took Cream as a brow highlight and used Nude as an inner corner colour applied to the first third of the eyelid. Then I packed on Enviable into the centre of the lid. This really needs to be packed on to get the most colour pay off. I blended the crease out and applied liquid liner and mascara to finish!

Lips I kept quite simple and went for a nude, using a nude lip liner to slightly overline the lips and a cool toned silvery taupe gloss dotted in the centre to make lips appear fuller.

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What do you think to this look?

Thanks for reading!

Roshni xxx

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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

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