Want to Know How to Thread Your Own Eyebrows?

…Then give this video a watch, where I look rough AF and thread my eyebrows!

In this video I show you how I thread along the top of my eyebrows, as this is the easiest part to thread on yourself. When it comes to underneath your brow, you can thread but it’s riskier as this skin is more delicate and easier to hurt :(.

That’s why I tend to just tweeze this area as normal.

Let me know what you think if you find it useful, or if you think you’re going to give it a go!!

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The Dumbest Eyebrow Revelation…

But it’s an important one.

A Superdrug beauty haul went up on my channel a yesterday (I’ll leave you a link near the bottom of this here post) and in it I said how I went to Superdrug to get an eyebrow pencil but left with everything but the eyebrow pencil *sniff* :'(.

What that meant was that I had nothing left to do my eyebrows, other than some nubby old eyebrow pencils, a dried out ABH Dipbrow Pomade and some old eyeshadows.

Little did I know that my running out of Eyebrow Pencil situation was going to make me realise something very important.

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The Perfect Brow Pencil

The first product I’d tried from the Anastasia Beverly Hills make up range was an eyebrow product and from that point, I knew that if I ever needed something for a brow emergency, this was the place to get it.

I had been using my Soap & Glory Brow Archery pencil for a long time, until the gold writing had rubbed off. When I really wanted to get flawless brows I would use my Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade with an angled brush, but recently I have NOT had time for that.

I was roaming around virtually on BeautyBay.com and came across the Anastasia Brow Wiz and thought it was the right time to venture from a pomade to a pencil via the brand that knows all there is to know about the brow business.

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I love that this pencil has a thin nib on one side and then a spoolie on the other – since trying a brow pencil with a spoolie I don’t think I’d ever want to use a pencil that doesn’t have one! They are perfect for using to help trim your brows (I thread mine so this is very handy) but it’s also great for brushing through your brows.

The texture of the Anastasia Brow Wiz is really clever – this pencil is very thin so it helps you be quite precise with the pencil and you can use really easy flicking motions to create your perfect brow. My pencil is in the shade Ebony, which is the shade I am in for the Dip Brow Pomade!

For me, the cleverest bit of this pencil is the formula. It’s a very waxy pencil and by that I mean that if you lightly draw with this you probably won’t end up seeing much on the skin. I think this is a great move, because basically that means that if you go wrong with one swipe it won’t ruin your whole brow. I think the reason this formula is waxy is so that your brows last as long as possible, but I think this has accidentally meant applying the product is much easier too! (A happy accident then)

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I’ve loved using this recently – I prefer the formula to the Soap & Glory Brow Archery because it lasts longer and is a bit more forgiving if you end up being a bit heavy handed. Set with some brow gel, you’re good to go!

Have you tried the Anastasia Brow Wiz?

What are your thoughts on the formula?

Thanks for reading lovely people,

Roshni xxx

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What should you use to set your Brows?

Setting your brows sounds ridiculous. I mean, think about it. It’s not a panacotta.

BUT if you are on top of the biggest trends in the make up world, you know that brows (and with a z) are a big thing right now. Brows that are on ‘fleek’, brows that SLAY, there is so much slang flying around they will need to extend the Oxford Dictionary by half just to cater for them.

Anyway, if you are like me and regularly need to tame/thread/hedgetrim/pluck your brows then you will know how important it is to set them with something so that they don’t end up curling into your eyeballs and looking all manner of unruly.

For the last few months I was using the Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Brown which is essentially a tinted brown brow mascara. This was great for colour and the wand/brush was great but the hold was terrible. It didn’t really set them and often I would look in the mirror and my brow hairs had come out of place and looked a bit ruffled (ha).

So I thought it was time to try something new! I was in Boots not that long ago and saw both the Rimmel Brow This Way Clear Brow Gel (£3.99) and the L’oréal Brow Artist Brow Plumper (currently £5.99, can differ)

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I wanted to try a clear gel in case the coloured one was too light for me! (light brows on me would look a bit insane)

I have found myself reaching for the L’oréal version more than the clear brow gel recently as it is a good colour for me – it’s dark brown and comes with a teeny tiny wand for getting all the brow hairs. The coloured brow plumper is good for making your brows a bit more 3D and the only niggle I have is that the wand gets ALOT of product on it.

So if you’re a bit rough handed with it you might end up with a few dark brown splodges on your face like I did in my most recent make up tutorial on Youtube (smooth).

The clear brow gel is probably the weaker of the two in terms of hold – BUT if for example you have blonde brows then this is a good way of setting your brows without having to worry about colours being wrong for you etc.

So all in all I’d say the L’oréal Brow Plumper is my favourite so far – but the clear brow gel by Rimmel will be great for travelling as it’s so teeny tiny!

Have you used either of these?

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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Starting out? Make Up Bag Essentials…part 1

I’d say I’ve been looking at make up for long enough to be able to put together a really STRONG make up bag…something that has the vital components to create a nicely made up face…

(BTW it’s also my 26th birthday today…feels weird. Good job there’s a product in here with ‘Anti Age’ in the title). 

Think about your everyday make up, for me that consists of foundation, concealer, eyebrows, blush bronzer, mascara and powder. A kit making up these very simple and reasonably priced items is a great way to help someone out who is just starting out with make up, or maybe you want to treat someone you know who has terrible eyebrows and you just want to nudge them in the right direction *giggles*.

Let’s start with base:

FOUNDATION – 

So, I use the Esteé Lauder Double Wear Foundation because I was able to find a really close match to my skin. I usually struggle in the lower price bracket ranges, but there are a few that I like from the drug store. The Esteé Lauder foundation starts at around £27, which might seem like a lot but you get LOADS of product and I received a little sample bottle which lasted me longer than you’d think too!

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Other more reasonably priced options (that I’ve tried and are also very good) are…

CONCEALER – 

My personal favourite concealer is a drugstore version from Maybelline. The Anti Age Eraser Eye is a bloody brilliant concealer. This costs under £10 and lasts for a very long time – it has a little sponge head applicator to make it extra easy, it’s not too high coverage, more medium. This is a really good formula that doesn’t sit in lines once set with a good powder :).

I use the Anti Age Eraser Eye with the Maybelline FIT Me Concealer which is the best highlighting and concealing product to layer over the top of other concealers. It’s great for adding just the right amount of coverage – if I’ve had a particularly heavy night this helps me out lol. I use the shade 20 for highlighting 🙂

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MASCARA – 

When it comes to mascara, you are SPOILT by the drugstore (or high street stores as we say in Britain). Several of my favourite mascaras you can easily pick up from Boots for around £7-8. My current favourite is the Maybelline Lash Sensational which is brilliant for curling and lengthening – and it has a sturdy brush which means it’s perfect for catching all your lashes in a few sweeps. If you want to see my full detailed review of it then click here!

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Other great alternatives are:

EYEBROWS – 

Rather than point you in the direction of a cheap product, I’d rather point you in the direction of the BEST performance product and let you make your mind up. My favourite product for everyday eyebrows is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade which costs around £15 but it’s so worth the money. Used with an angled brush, you can create defined yet natural brows and I wouldn’t be without it. The only downside is that this product can dry up – but I spray mine with a few pumps of Make Up Setting Spray and that injects a bit more life into it.

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I also love the Soap & Glory Brow Archery for the days when speed is the name of the game!

Those are my most vital components that I think should live in your make up bag – if you liked this I may follow this post up with a part 2 containing blush bronzer highlighter and whatever else I can think of that finishes off the basics 🙂

Thank you for reading everyone!

Roshni xxx

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Final Body Shop Advent Calendar Goodies…AND 2015 for Roshni Reviews!

**EXCLUSIVE – read until the end for a snapshot of 2015 for Roshni Reviews!**

As you know I had a Body Shop Advent Calendar at Christmas and I thought I would start the new year by running over the last few things I received after Christmas! This has been a lovely advent calendar to open, filled with great value products, perfect minis for going away and little surprises.

I’ve loved the unusual products the most – things like the Eye Gel, the little heart soaps and the Fuji Green Tea range which smells amaaazing!

Here I’ll now show you the last 6 days of the advent calendar taking us up to Christmas day! I can’t believe it’s 2016 now!

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This was the surprise!! You think there’s only boxes up to the 24th but that had a SURPRISE box in for the 25th!! SUCH EXCITEMENT

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Aaaaand a Christmassy red nail polishes rounds off the amazing set of goodies from this advent calendar!

In the last 6 days we had:

  • Honey Lip balm
  • Purple (think it’s blackberry) scented heart soap
  • Strawberry scented hand cream
  • Emery board
  • Italian Summer Fig Perfume (not entirely sure what I think of this yet…)
  • Bright red nail polish!

I’m sad there will be no more advent calendar doors to open but I am excited for what is going to happen this year!

AS PROMISED…THIS YEAR IN A SNAPSHOT:

I’m so excited to see what happens this year and I’m pleased to say I’m still enjoying blogging just as much as when I first got into it 🙂

I hope you all had an amazing new year and all the best for 2016 😀

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx

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Looking for some new hair curlers?

Apologies for my hiatus over the past few days – a fried Macbook charger cable had temporarily put me out of the blogosphere…but I’m back! (with a brand new charger free, thanks Apple!)

I bought the Bombay Hair 32mm Gold Waving Wand on Black Friday and filmed a brief review for you – where you can see how the curler actually performs as well. This barrel is thicker and this means it creates waves rather than full on curls. When I bought the curler it was actually half price – I had been keeping my eye on it and was really happy that it was promoted on Black Friday.

I’m not going to give too much away, in the video below I actually use the curlers in real time so you can see exactly how the waves come out, so you’ll have to watch it to hear my thoughts!

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Please leave a like on the video if you enjoyed it and subscribe to my channel if you’re new 🙂

Thanks guys, hope you have a LOVELY new year – stay safe, drink lots and be merry!

Roshni xxx

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Quick Christmas Day to Night Make Up Tutorial!

Hello guys!

Merry Christmas first of all! I hope you all have an amazing day today with loved ones and get everything you were hoping for.

I have a really quick and easy make up tutorial for you today which is a make up look to take you through from day to night if you are going out in the evening – you don’t have to wear lashes if you want with this look, it depends on what you are comfortable with!

I really hope you enjoy the tutorial, if you could leave a like if you did I’d appreciate it and please subscribe if you are new :).

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Also make sure you eat loads of food today!

That’s me signing off for Christmas day…have a good one people!

Roshni xxx 😉

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What does Christmas mean for a Beauty Blogger?

I wanted to write about something topical today – and low and behold (is that how you’re meant to write that?!) it’s Christmas in two days!

Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people…for me it means family, presents, lots of food and relaxing watching Christmas films and dreadful prime time soaps (cue the point where I start playing with my presents). For my second Christmas as a beauty blogger it makes me think of any new presents that I can use for tutorials and that I can make the most of my time being off work to satisfy my hobby.

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As I say, it’s been about a year of what I like to call PROPER BLOGGING. I started my blog in April last year and didn’t really touch it until Christmas last year. I’ve had a great year starting out and last Christmas was where I really started to engage with Instagram, the blogging community and it was when I tried Twitter and realised I hated it (:S).

The extra time to blog has been great – I’ve loved sitting at my computer and thinking of ideas and videos that I can do and getting ahead and prepared is the best way to spend this kind of time. I’ve had time to relax too which has been great (I’m one of those people where if I have free time I usually FIND ways to fill it rather than just sit there, blame my mum for that).

What does Christmas mean for you? Especially my fellow blogging community – do you use your christmas for more posts and videos, or use it to completely forget about blogging?

I can now take this opportunity to say a big MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all, be safe, spend time with your loved ones and I can’t wait for what the next year will hold!

Thanks guys,

Roshni xxx

P.S. I can’t believe people are still reading my posts. If you have read up to here comment saying something like ‘CHRISTMAS ON FLEEK’ hahahaha

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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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