Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done – Tinted Moisturiser

I’ve been looking for a new foundation/tinted moisturiser ever since I could see the little glass corners of my Estée Lauder Double Wear bottle.

It took me a good few trips to my nearest Debenhams (where they NEVER have any staff on the flipping make up counters) and many times of me hounding them for samples to get to this point! Cue the picture of the mini sample pots below…

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I’d picked up another sample of the Estée Lauder Double Wear but it was a sample from their cushion foundation stick, a Born This Way Too Faced sample, an Urban Decay One & Done sample and a sample of a Clinique foundation!

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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!

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Thanks Guys 🙂

Lots of love, 

Rosh xxx

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What’s In My Make Up Travel Bag?

I’ve been pretty busy the last few weekends and it’s made me realise that recently I have probably done the best in terms of trying to condense down my make up bag :). I thought I’d share with you the products that I’ve chosen that have pride of place in my make up bag when I am off on my travels on a weekend away or hen do like the weekend just gone!

I try to travel as light as possible and usually try to take multi tasking products – some of which you will recognise as I more than likely will have already spoken about them before.

My make up bag of choice is the Zoeva Rose Gold clutch that my make up brush collection came in.

Not only is it beautiful, but it’s the perfect size for storing a few choice make up tools and the essential things that ensure you can get your face from zombie to flo’less without having to carry shed loads.

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When it comes to skin I have a few products that might be small but make a big difference to my make up.

The Esteé Lauder foundation I use is the Double Wear, which comes in a beautiful frosted glass bottle – NOT appropriate for travelling. Especially with the turbulence it would experience being banged about and hurled up stairs in Tube stations (poor little bottle). So I decanted some of this into a little empty sample pot I got from the Body Shop. For concealer, I use the Maybelline Anti Age Eraser Eye which is bloody brilliant at hiding those bags from late nights, in combination with the Maybelline Fit Me concealer for a bit more coverage.

The Revlon Photoready powder is PERFECT for setting your concealer without it flashing back too much in photography which is one of the reasons I bought this in the first place (it also has a little mirror in it which is useful).

Finally for skin I use the Tanya Burr Peachy Glow Palette as it has a bronzer, highlighter AND blush in it! Genius!

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For eyes/eyebrows I use the Soap & Glory Brow Archery (all my packaging has rubbed off now lol) set with a Rimmel clear brow gel. The mascara of choice is a teeny tiny one, a little Benefit Roller Lash sample which is actually really good!

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For tools, again I try to keep it down to a few key essentials – from Real Techniques my two favourite brushes and most USED brushes are the Buffing brush which I use for foundation and the Contour brush that is ideal for concealer under your eyes.

I always make sure I take my Tweezerman tweezers (you never know when you might need them), with a Laura Mercier cheek brush for powder and an FCUK brush which doubles for both bronzer and blusher :).

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What essentials do you have in your travel make up bag?

I’d love to hear your essential products 🙂

I am always opening to swapping things out or finding a larger make up bag…I mean, no I’m not that’s a lie. Who said that?! *looks around*

Love 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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The Best Make Up Removers…

Hi all! 

I have tried a few different cleansers over the years and have a set of firm favourites that I can share with you all. There is no better feeling than taking your make up off at the end of the day and letting your skin breathe 🙂 (better still if you know you aren’t going to go anywhere where people might see your unmakeupped face).

There have been a lot of beauty bloggers saying that make up wipes are the devil and they are terrible for your skin! I think that using wipes is fine as long as you don’t move the dirt and make up around your face – use two wipes (1 to clean up the make up and 2 to fully cleanse the skin!)

I have 4 make up removers/cleansers to show you today that are definitely tried and tested 🙂 – number 4 evaded this picture, I have lost it, which is really annoying lol.

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  1. Simple Kind To Eyes Make Up Remover – 

This eye make up remover is something that has been on my dressing table for as long as I can remember. A true favourite from when I was a teen (wow, makes me sound well old), this is perfect for sensitive skin and eyes and really does a great job of dissolving eye make up.

The way I use this is to use 1 make up wipe to remove my foundation, concealer etc and then I use the second to fold up, and I soak some of this eye make up remover onto it. Then I hold this over closed eyes, making sure that it covers my eyelashes. After about 10 seconds of holding this in place, the make up remover dissolves the make up so it wipes straight off. I use a corner to gently get the make up out of my eyelash roots but on the whole the remover does the best job to get most of the mascara, eyeliner or eyeshadow off! It’s also a steal at around £2.99 – bargain!

2. Bioderma Micellar Solution

Now, feel free to try Bioderma if you want, but if I were you and you had never tried a micellar solution before, go for something cheaper. You can get Bioderma for around £10, but there are so many cheaper versions nowadays like Nivea, Simple and Garner Micellar and I’d say these options cost on average £3!!!!

Bioderma is still really good, I’m not massively keen on the slightly chemically smell and it is VERY drying. It does a good job of removing make up but it is way too expensive for what it is.

3. The Body Shop Camomile Silky Oil Cleanser

Again, this product is around £10-11 BUT the big difference between this and Bioderma is that this product is completely and whole heartedly worth the money. This cleanser lives in my bathroom, patiently waiting throughout the day and rejoicing when I come home with a filthy face that needs cleaning. I use this in the shower – this cleanser is really such a joy to use. The oil is the silkiest thing ever and it makes my skin feel so clean after I’ve used it. It’s not the best as removing stubborn eye make up but what I tend to do is do my make up wipe stage and then shower and use this oil. You can still gently use this to remove whatever left from your eye make up and it will make your face SQUEAKY clean :).

4. Clinique Take The Day Off Balm – SO, this is the cleanser I have lost. If you can hear me, balm, please come back to me. You are perfect for travelling with.

This is a slightly pricier cleanser at £22, but Clinique are brilliant for skin care. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their Moisture Surge gel moisturiser, it’s my favourite moisturiser ever. The Take The Day off balm is a solid cleansing balm that turns milky once you rub it between your hands with some water, which you can then smooth over your face and it’s also good for removing your eye make up. This isn’t as drying as Bioderma, but if you are looking for a more moisturising cleanser you use with water the Body Shop Camomile Oil cleanser is better I think. This is the best for travelling as you can always snaffle a blob of this cleanser and be good to go! (Take a flannel so you can use this to take it off rather than just washing it off).

What are your favourite make up removers/cleansers?

I’d love to hear them, leave them in the comments below!

If you haven’t caught up on my vlog from my jaunt to London take a look below 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Roshni 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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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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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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A Christmas Beauty Wishlist – Sephora

Oh my, Sephora. What have you done to my eyes. I have been browsing (as you do) on Sephora and I always tend to look and NEVER BUY. I think I have only ever ordered once from Sephora and I can’t even remember what it was that I bought lol.

This Christmas I have started looking for presents for others – you know, I’m selfless like that (tsch). But along the way, we have all been there when we see products that we think – hmm I would quite like that! So I thought I’d show you my coveted products here 🙂

SEPHORA COVETED LIST – GO!

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NARS ‘One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette’ – $69.00

BE STILL MY BEATING HEART – omfg this looks so good. I want this so bad! This would be the most versatile contour, highlight and blush palette AND it would have a massive mirror. What more do you need?

Kat Von D Ink Liner Trio – $25.00

A trio of amazing eye liners, you have a choice of brown, purple AND black! I’m just linking to this as ALL images I searched for are rubbish.

Deborah Lippman ‘Roses In The Snow Duo’ – $15.00

This nail polish set looks so lovely. The blushed rose colour looks like it would be very flattering and the glitter looks insane!

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IN THE SALE!! Colourful Sequin Glitter – Sephora – $5 

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For a sale item, this looks great for the festive season and if you were to pack this onto the eyelid then it would be a perfect dramatic eyeshadow to turn heads (and eyes). 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the things I’ve loved drooling over at Sephora!

Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂

Roshni xxx

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