Nyx Vivid Brights Eyeliner Tutorial!

Hi Guys!

I’ve got a tutorial to share with you today, using the beautiful Nyx Vivid Brights Vivid Sapphire Eyeliner which is a gorgeous electric blue liquid liner.

I tried to keep this tutorial nice and simple! The liquid liner is really easy to use and has a fine point which makes it nice and easy to create a wing – though, dragging it back means that you get blue eyeliner on your lashes!

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Make Up Bag Essentials Part 2…

Hey Everyone!

So after completing my part 1 of the top essentials to have in your make up bag, NOW we move onto the second round :). This will include my favourite options for blusher, bronzer, highlighters and eyeliners!

If you select a product from each section in this post and my first post, you should have a pretty versatile make up kit which will see you through day time make up looks and it’s the kind of kit that’s perfect for someone just starting out with make up!

Let’s crack on with my favourite selection of…

BLUSHERS – 

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My first few blushes were actually MAC blushes, my favourites first of all were Mocha which is a dark browny pink which is very flattering…and MAC Dainty which is a mineralize blush with speckles of gold shimmer in it!

MAC blushes are quite pricey, so if you are looking for something versatile and a reasonable price you could try some of the Max Factor blushes, such as the Creme Puff powder blushes. If you’re a bit braver you could try the Max Factor cream blushes, which actually are really easy to use and last a really long time! The picture above shows you my favourite ever blush – the Tarte Amazonian Clay blush is beautiful – completely matte, easily buildable and the most flattering pink you will ever find!

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BRONZERS – 

My ultimate favourite bronzer is the NARS Laguna, which is pretty much a cult beauty blogger staple! However, if you are just starting out and are low on cash there are some great similar colour matches and alternatives. Be careful with bronzer colours that are too warm – these can look a bit too obvious on the face, so it might be easier to start with a cooler toned bronzer first :).

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For drugstore alternatives, you could try the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, which is one of the bronzers I tried when I first started out with Benefit products. It’s not too cool and not too warm, a light dusting of this over your hairline is a great way to bronze your face up in a subtle way.

Bourjois do an amazing bronzer which actually smells like chocolate! This is a brilliant bronzer to start off with, but if you are still a little scared of it you could opt for a bronze and blush combo where you can swirl both colours together lightly and use this just on the apples of the cheeks, like the Maybelline Dream Sun. 

HIGHLIGHTERS – 

I’d definitely advise that you try different texture highlighters such as creams and powders, so you know which type you like. My suggestion for you highlighter virgins out there is the Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, which is a nice easy twist up cream highlight. This is so easy to dab along the cheekbones and you can even use this with a little brush to apply on your brow arch too to create a lovely chic highlight.

However, I can’t leave out the MAC holy grail which is Soft & Gentle. This highlighter is the perfect irridescent gold, it’s a really finely milled powder which is great to dust on the high points of your face.

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EYELINERS – 

Last but not least, we move onto eyeliners! So I’d advise that kohl eyeliners are the easiest way to add some definition to your lash line – you can add a thin line along your upper or lower lash line (in the outer third) and use a small eyeshadow brush to blend this out. This is a great way to create a simple smokey eye! I love using the Bourjois Colorband Pencil which is a great value product.

For liquid eyeliner, I started out with the usual Barry M liquid liners, Soap & Glory and then L’Oréal Superliner. The liquid eyeliner I’m obsessing over at the moment is the Maybelline Master Ink Matte Eyeliner, which is A M A Z I N G!!! It is as it says, completely matte, which makes it a brilliantly black formula!

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WOW that was a long post (sorry if you fell asleep half way through lol!)

I hope you enjoyed it, if you have any make up suggestions for me, let me know in the comments!

Love you all!

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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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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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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Why I’m Obsessed with Instagram…

If anyone follows me on Instagram, they’ll know that I quite like it. I post a lot and I usually go on it around 2 – 3 times a day. Go through my feed and double tap on anything that takes my fancy, it’s such an EASY way to explore photography and it fits right into our convenient, time limited day to day lifestyles.

It gives you the opportunity to experiment with photography and you don’t even need a big fancy camera in order to do it – I find my iPhone 6s camera is just right.

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One of my favourite things about Instagram is when you come across a great account that shows sped up make up tutorials. Make up feeds are my favourite kind to browse through and I’ve tried my hand at some close up pictures too but am still practising! For those I tend to ignore my front camera and use a mirror so that I can use my back camera instead which is much much better quality.

I like following large brands Instagram accounts because it’s a great way of finding out what their newest products and sale offers are – some of my favourites are Essie, Bombay Hair, Nars, Benefit and Make Up Geek (which I’ve just heard that you can get on Beauty Bay!).

Have you guys got any favourite Instagram accounts you can recommend following? 🙂

If you’d like to take a look at my Instagram account you can go there by clicking the image below!

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Thanks for reading guys!

Roshni xxx

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Week 2 – The Body Shop Advent Calendar!

Hello People!

Now, having had the second week of my Body Shop ’24 Happy Days’ Advent Calendar, I can reveal the goodies that have been living in those teeny tiny boxes for the past couple of weeks. There has been a mix of skincare and make up, I was hoping for some more make up orientated products but there’s still some days left!

You can see Week 1 here!

Grab a cup of tea and take a look at days 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 :)…

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This week we have had:

  • Vitamin E Hydrating Toner
  • Body Shop Eyelash Curlers
  • Elderflower Unperformed Eye Gel
  • Heart Soap
  • Almond Hand Cream

Out of these I was really pleased to get the Almond Hand Cream which is a staple in my nails routine and I’m really intrigued by the Elderflower Eye Gel. I hate Elderflower smells which is why I’m particularly pleased that this has no smell.

I’m excited to see what comes out of the little boxes next week! 😀

Have any of you guys got this advent calendar? What do you think of the Body Shop products? 🙂

Thank you for reading everyone, I hope you’re all getting in the Christmas spirit because I am!!

Roshni xxx

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Week 1 – The Body Shop Advent Calendar!

Hello you lovely people!

We are getting truly into the Christmas spirit – with THREE advent calendars (two chocolate, one beauty) to open on the regs I can say that I am a very happy girl 🙂 (doors of joy people, doors of joy).

I can now introduce you to the little treats that I’ve received in the first week of my advent calendar! I gave you a little first peek post which you can read here. Now we have 5 days of products that I can show you!

So far I can say that I’m pleased with the treats I’ve had from the first few days of the calendar – it’s been really fun thinking about what could be inside the different sized boxes and I’ve loved opening them.

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So we have had:

  • A little pot of Vitamin E Moisture Cream
  • Shea Body Butter
  • Black Kohl Eye Definer
  • Fuji Green Tea Body Wash
  • Pale Green Loofah!

My favourite items out of this week’s advent calendar has to be the Fuji Green Tea body wash because it smells WAY better than you would expect it to. It smells SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN CLEAN but in a really sophisticated, understated way like a subtle perfume. I can’t wait to use this – it looks very clarifying!

I can’t wait to show you what I get next week! 

Also, I have had a big issue getting over what happens each day. basically, I thought that someone at the Body Shop would have had to the job to check the format of the boxes so that they didn’t all fall into a big mess.

Welllll lookee here!

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CARNAGE ABSOLUTE CARNAGE

Hahahaha, that’s all for today!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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