Does Anyone Even Blog Anymore?!

I’m writing this post after returning to my WordPress Dashboard, with 337 spamalam comments and an ever nearing media upload limit. I’m returning to my blog because I’m trying to get back the joy and satisfaction I’d feel whenever I wrote a blog post! Alot of bloggers in our lovely community have written before about how hard it is to continue to upload content you’re happy with and to not get bogged down by pressure, the frustration and everything that goes with it.

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Fact: Pretty Stationery is Essential to Organisation…

Musings

Or at least in the blogging world, it is. When I find myself having to regroup and get organised with my blogging, work/life and social schedule I tend to grab a notepad to make a LIST. You gotta love a list.

I make lists of lists. I sometimes (if I’m being a bit naughty) will write something onto said list in order to just cross it out because I’ve already done it :’). What?! It helps with your sense of achievement!…

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July 2016 Birchbox Unboxing!

Hi Guys! 

In today’s post I’m sharing my latest Youtube video, where I unbox my July 2016 Birchbox!

I was really pleased with the skincare bits in this box – the only disappointment was the shade of the chubby lipstick which was annoying :(. Am chuffed with the luxury brands that they featured in this month’s box though! #WINNING

P.S. was nice to wear a red lip, hadn’t done that in AGES!

JULY BIRCHBOX UNOPENING

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The ‘Never-Ending Summer’ July Birchbox…

July 2016 Birchbox Unboxing

I signed up for a beauty subscription box with Birchbox UK a couple of months ago and the time has come to unbox my July box with you all! The design of this ‘Never-Ending Summer’ box is really beautiful – the colours are so luxurious and  it has been created in collaboration with Millie Mackintosh – star of Made in Chelsea and model/businesswoman.

My previous months Birchboxes have been living on top of my chest of drawers, they are perfect for storing little things like hair clips, mini lip balms and stuff! Also, I’ve taken to putting my perfumes on top of the boxes as it’s the ideal place to leave them so I remember to put perfume on before I run out of my room/out of the house in the morning :).

Again this Birchbox cost £12.95, as it does each month but this month in particular the full size item alone was definitely worth it.

Here we go, I’m gonna show you what I got!

July Birchbox Inside...

July Birchbox

Contents of my July Birchbox

Elemis Hydra-Boost Day Cream (sample size) the full size costs £39 RRP- 

Elemis is an awesome brand to see in a subscription box, it’s used in many spas up and down the country so that’s a sure-fire sign it’s gonna do some good to your skin. This is described as an anti-oxidant rich day cream which helps to lock in essential moisture and if you read my most recent post about having dry skin you’ll know this will be right up my street! This has a really dewy finish (but not greasy) and it’s got the most gorgeous zingy fruity scent to it!

John Frieda Anti-Frizz Primer (full size) £9.99 RRP-

This product is full size, which is excellent considering how much a Birchbox costs. This primer from John Frieda has fell into my hands at the exact right time because at the moment I just have to go near the window and I can feel my hair starting to curl up at the ends. It’s been really humid in the UK at the moment and John Frieda are a brand who have spent a long time on trying to fix national and global frizz. I haven’t used this yet but am looking forward to it – think this will last me ages too!

Elemis, John Frieda, Nails Inc In My June Birchbox

Nails Inc Mini (sample size) the full size can cost £15 RRP-

The Nails Inc mini I received in my Birchbox was a pretty light green colour which is perfect for summer. I think this shade is called ‘Belsize Lane’ (unless I’ve read it wrong) and I’m really looking forward to trying this out, but wondering how long this tiny bottle will last me!

LOC x Millie Ultra Gloss Lip Pencil, (full size) £9 RRP- 

I’m a bit disappointed in this pencil but only because of the shade that I got, I think if I had got a shade more suited to my skin tone I’d be using this every day! This is a pale pink gloss stick in ‘Bohemian Rose’ which sounds really apt for something created by Millie Mackintosh. This is too light for me unfortunately but I will be giving this to a good home!

Caudalie Micella Cleansing Water (sample size) full size costs £15 RRP-

This micellar water is a great addition to this months box, for someone who sometimes travels quite a bit. This mini is perfect, with a good sturdy screw top there’s no chance of this spilling inside your bag. The cleanser is really gentle and light and actually does a good job of taking off eye make up too so I’m impressed :).

I’m excited to see what I get next month – let me know what’s your favourite from this box!

Thanks for reading everyone 🙂

Roshni xxx

 

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My 5 Favourite Things at the Moment…

By the way, how cute is that font though….

So after a couple of weeks away from my laptop and the blogging arena, I am back and ready to go on at you all about the things I have been loving/have been my favourite/have been at the forefront of my periphery most recently.

This is pretty mixed, it’s not all make up *surprised?!*, I thought I’d round up my favourites as I bet there will be something on this list you’ll love too :).

  1. CUTE PYJAMAS:

The print that you see behind the purple artwork above is actually my newest pair of pyjamas. These are from H&M and they are the sweetest pyjamas ever – it’s a set with a long sleeved slouchy top and a pair of elasticated shorts. The print has all things from cakes to stars to pizza to CACTI. CACTI, YOU KNOW.

H&M Pyjamas!

*sorry I think these are in store only, I’ve had a look online and they aren’t there :(*

2. EASY CONTOURING:

I’m going to do a more in depth blog post on this so keep your peepers peeled…but I have been loving absolute idiot proof contouring. If you’ve ever read my blog before you will know I have a face as perfectly spherical as a 2p coin (I chose 2p as it’s a bit more moon face-y than a 1p). Thus, I need something ridiculously simple in order to provide some much needed definition. Cue the Maybelline Master V Contouring Stick which costs hardly anything for something that can create such definition in a little sweepy blendy motion. It’s so easy and I’ll be doing a post to show you how I use it!

Maybelline Master V Contour and the Zoeva Face Shape Brush

3. MASCARAS THAT DON’T GET CEMENTED TO YOUR LASHES:

I have been a lover of the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara for a good 2 years or so, but since purchasing a new one I swear they have changed the formula or something because I’m finding it a nightmare to get off. Its definitely not a waterproof version that I have so I don’t know what they’ve done to it lol. Instead I’ve been reaching for the Too Faced Better Than Sex on a daily basis as this is lovely to use and comes off really quickly. You can watch my Youtube review of this mascara here!

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4. BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION BOXES:

Namely, my Birchbox subscription! To briefly explain, it costs £12.95 per month, which covers P&P as well and you get an assortment of sample sized beauty/skincare products, with an odd full size version thrown in in some months! The boxes are beautiful and are perfect for storing your little beauty gems afterwards and I’ve been loving it. You can watch my unboxing of the June Birchbox by clicking here :).

Birch box June 2016 - Pineapples!

5. EYE CREAMS TO PREPARE FOR WHEN YOU’RE 45 AND WRINKLY:

I don’t know if I’ll be wrinkly at 45, but it’s likely. Very likely, I’m so god damn smiley.

This Origins GinZing Eye Cream definitely feels like it’s doing good to prepare for that time. It’s great under make up as I’m sure it contains light reflecting pigments (but it’s not glittery) it just gives a lovely radiant glow! It’s a bit more pricey but remember, your 45 year old self may thank you in the long run…

Origins Ginzing Eye Cream

There are my 5 favourite things I’m loving at the moment!

I hope you enjoyed this post, leave me a comment on the thing you like the most (or the least, for that matter)!

Apologies for the hiatus 🙂

Lots of love,
Roshni xxx

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My Make Up Collection and Storage!

Hello Errybody 🙂

I have a pretty exciting video for you – something that follows on from my room tour that went up two weeks ago…in this video I show you my entire make up collection! I say entire collection it’s not exactly big but it is just right for me and my face!

I take you through what’s in my drawers (of the Muji variety) and show you some of my favourite things ranging from lipsticks to foundations to highlighters!

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Hope you enjoy watching it!

Thanks guys,

Roshni xxx

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Two Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara Review – New Video!

I was roaming round Debenhams as you do and when I saw the Too Faced counter it reminded me that I had never actually tried anything from their range. There are lots of products that have introduced me to a range – Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams, Clinique Moisture Surge Gel Cream, Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation – THE LIST GOES ON.

The Too Faced (I keep going to write Toof Faced but that’s something else) ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara was a great entry product for me to try. I have seen it a lot in Youtuber’s haul and review videos and it’s probably been following me around on Instagram too. In this post I have included MY own Youtube video review for this mascara, go give it a watch!

I was pleased to say when I bought it from Debenhams I had a £5 Beauty Card loyalty bonus thingymajiggle so that made me happy!

Don’t worry though, I tell you ALL about the mascara in my latest video! BUT even more importantly, if you want a clear before and after watch the video to see me apply it there and then :). Please give it a like if you enjoyed my ramblings!

too fced better than sex

Thanks Guys 🙂

Lots of love, 

Rosh 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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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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