Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara – Anyone got RSI yet?!

Hi Everyone!

I have a review for you today – if you browse through my blog you might think that I’m obsessed with mascaras because I have a lot of review posts! Looking in my Muji drawers, there would be a whole WEALTH of evidence to send me to Mascara Misuse Rehab (I have about 4 open at one time). The mascara I’ve been using recently is one that I’ve tried before, from Soap & Glory.

The Soap & Glory Thick & Fast *do you want any more ampesands* ‘Collagen’ mascara is, as far as I know, the main mascara line that Soap & Glory has. Aiming to ‘lay down volume and intensity’ using it’s V shaped brush, it claims to add thickness and volume without needing to work at it.

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As always with these kind of reviews, below I’ve added a before and after so you can see the effect of the mascara on my own lashes. (I also did my eyebrows lol)

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The pros of this mascara are:

  • It is affordable compared to something like Benefit’s They’re Real, Bad Gal Lash or Roller Lash
  • It’s really well pigmented!
  • The brush feels nice to use
  • Gorgeous packaging! (well, I think so, something satisfying about the all over gold wand)
  • It is quite good at lengthening (see above picture)

The cons of this mascara are:

  • You may get Repetitive Strain Injury from having to go back and build up every single layer to get volume and length. Seriously, this is NOT THICK AND FAST IT IS THIN AND SLOW (-_-)
  • The mascara has a watery consistency compared to most others on the shelves
  • Did I mention it’s hard to build up?
  • Oh, and someone get Soap and Glory to supply a small robot with each purchase TO MOVE THE MASCARA UP AND  DOWN ON YOUR EYES TO SAVE YOUR WRIST

Aside from these points, I actually quite like it lol.

It’s not a pain to get off, it doesn’t feel wet on the lashes which is good (however Roller Lash does so you may want to steer clear) and it’s quite good at lengthening which I was surprised at.

What do you think, have you tried this Soap & Glory mascara before?

🙂

Until next time lovely readers!

Roshni xxx

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Kiko Cream Crush Eyeshadow – 05 Pearly Silver Rose

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a review for you, for something that became a saving grace. I bought this little Kiko Cream Eyeshadow during my last stint in London, it was discounted and the colour just screamed out to me!

I had always wanted to try some of the Kiko cosmetics range, having tried some of their nail polishes before. This little pot of cream eyeshadow is ’05 Pearly Silver Rose’, which is a beautiful irridescent silver/gold.

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This is a long lasting cream eyeshadow which is meant to be super blendable, (auto correct wants this to say bendable lol) with up to 10 hours staying power.

The texture of this shadow really is silky soft – it feels velvety in the pot but when you start to apply it to the lid (without primer, may I add) it starts to set to a powder. I think if you plan to blend this I would get that blending brush at the ready pretty sharpish as you have a small window of opportunity before this sets!

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The colour pay off is brilliant, you can see how sheeny and pigmented the shadow is and it only cost £3.40!

I am amazed by the quality of this cream eyeshadow and I can say it did actually stay put all night! I used this with a matte black shadow in the crease and then I patted this over the inner third of my eyelid.

The only thing I’m not keen on (and ALL beauty brands are guilty of this) is that when you get these little pots of shadows they have a blown up bottom (as in the glass makes it look like you’re getting more product than you are). In actual fact, you’re getting a whopping SIX ML

Wow, generous!

Lol 🙂

Have you tried any Kiko cosmetics?

Thanks for reading guys 🙂

Roshni xxx

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Ciaté Nail Polishes – Olivia Palermo ‘The Fashion Edit’

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I’ve always loved Ciaté nail polishes since last year when I had one of their advent calendars. They have a great range of shades and really pretty glitters aswell. This set that I’m reviewing for you today is from the collaboration between Ciaté and Olivia Palermo, called the ‘Fashion Edit’. (Quick note, she’s also developed a make up range with them too!)

This pretty little collection has shades that wouldn’t go amiss around Fashion Week, and it has four shades to see you through any special occasion. The shades included are:

These shades are really pretty, my favourite so far is the soft, milky nude which is very chic and flattering on the nails.

Here is me wearing ‘My Off Duty Nude’ 🙂

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The polishes themselves take around 2 – 3 coats to get them quite opaque (particularly the nude one) but that’s not too excessive when you compare it to most other nail polishes. My only criticism of these polishes is that on their own they are BLOODY expensive. £17 for a nail polish?!?!? For one?!? The set isn’t too badly priced at £25.

Mental!

I know Olivia Palermo is the person they have collaborated with for this but what has she put in them…caviar?!

What do you think of these? Have you tried any of this range?

🙂

Roshni xxx

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New Year’s Eve Dresses – Inspo for Outfits!

Got a New Year’s party to go to? New Year’s is the time to pull out the sparkles and glitter, whether you go for it in your outfit or in your make up I’ll be covering the best outfits/dresses for inspiration or fuel for in store shopping to help you out!

Here are my picks for New Years Eve!!

Needle & Thread Embellished Crepe Dress – £140

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M & S Sequinned Shift Dress – £37

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Jovani Nude Sequin Dress – £99 (to rent!)

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Karen Millen Jacquard Metallic Dress – £100

NYE4

ASOS Sequin Crop Top Mini Dress – £66.50 

NYE5

Needle & Thread Bejewelled Mini Dress – £140

 

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I’m loving drooling over Needle & Thread dresses at the moment, they are so beautiful!

What have you gone for as your New Year’s outfit?!

Hope you all have a happy, safe time tonight – thank you for reading 🙂

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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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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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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Deborah Lippmann ‘Roses in the Snow’ – Review

Hello People!

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far :). I’ve got a very BEAUTIFUL nail polish set to review for you today, by Deborah Lippmann. The set is called ‘Roses in the Snow‘ and features a gorgeous blush pink, muted shade and a pretty pink glitter top coat. You can buy this set from Selfridges, (apologies may be out of stock), Look Fantastic, and I think you can get it from Harvey Nichols too (my family and I had an early, fake Christmas and my sister bought this for me as a present :)).

This set is packaged so nicely, it actually has snow in the clear section of the packaging <3

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I’m really a massive fan of blushed pinks at the moment and have been wearing this colour in every way that I can!

The bottles are so pretty, I love the way the actual glass bottle is different to normal polish bottles because at the bottom there is a chic looking indent in the base of it. The bottle tops have a pearlescent feel to them which make them feel really luxurious. The shades themselves are stunning…‘Modern Love’ is the blushed pink polish and ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ is the pink glitter.  The shades and the formula is very good – but I can’t say I’m wild about the staying power of these.

Using my trusty Seche Vite top coat the tips of the polish still wore off, and the glitter top coat adhered well but didn’t last very long. I found that the polish was PEELABLE by around day 4 – which is a real shame. I don’t know if this is due to the formula OR the fact that I used Seche Vite over the top (usually it lasts a lot longer than that, sometimes two weeks).

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I really like the shades of these polishes but I have to say I was disappointed with the lasting power – when you think about the price of this set it is quite a lot for just two polishes where the bottles are actually quite small. Something like Essie would probably be better value for money and the formula could be better too!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

On a quick note, I’m pleased to tell you I am almost at 300 followers on Instagram and I’m now on 425 followers on Blog Lovin’!

Thanks to anyone who is following me, I genuinely love being part of these two platforms and I am particularly obsessed with Instagram <3

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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