How To Fake A Good Night’s Sleep

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I ran out of eye drops :(
Sorry I ran out of eye drops 🙁

Happy Sunday 🙂

I’m sure this post will resonate for a lot of you people who have been out last night and are feeling a bit worse for wear. If you’re like me when that happens you always feel like you want to drink all the orange juice in the world.

I thought I’d do a post on how to look awake when you feel FAR from it. There are a few handy tips that you can hold in your arsenal (not arse) to whip out on those days when you just feel BLEURGH.

  • Use a nude eyeliner on your waterline

A nude eyeliner will instantly make you look more awake, as it counteracts any redness or yellow tones in the whites of your eyes. It will brighten your eye area, and along with the second point below it will make you look much more wide awake. My favourite is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Nude £3.99.

  • Curl your eyelashes

Curling your eyelashes and applying mascara to the outer lashes will open your eyes up, making you feel much better about going outside and braving sunlight! Investing in a good eyelash curler will ensure that you see a difference straight away, which means that some days you will survive with just some clear mascara. You will probably know that my favourite is the Shu Uemura Eyelash curler £20. 

  • Eyedrops

Eyedrops will not only make you look more awake, but you will most definitely feel it too. They will feel soothing and cool on the eye which will help you slowly get restored to Setting: ‘Human’. You can get eye drops specifically designed to brighten and make your eyes more sparkly, so it’s definitely worth keeping a few of these in your stash for those emergency mornings after. I like the Optrex Eyedrops £4.25, though I’m not sure how much they live up to the claim of  ‘sparkly’!

  • Use a CREAM blusher

Using a powder blusher, it can sit on the skin and look a tad dull and ruddy. I’ve found that using a cream blusher (ideally quite a bright pink colour) is best for making you look healthy and well rested. Just be careful not to use too much as generally they are quite pigmented! (Layering small amounts dabbed onto the apples of your cheeks will make sure you don’t end up looking like a clown). I like the Max Factor Creamy Blush in Soft Pink £6.99. 

  • Use a highlighter

As well as using a cream blush, a cream based pearlescent highlighter is great for helping your skin to glow. I really like ‘Girl Meets Pearl’ from Benefit £24.50 . Using this, I twist the clicker twice and then swipe half of the circle with my ring finger and dab this along my cheekbones on one side, then use the second half for the other side of my face :). With this, don’t go close to your eye or this will attract attention to the wrong part of your face.

I hope this helps to ease you into Sunday afternoon!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Roshni xxx

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Marvellous Metals

Hello Everyone <3!

The first thing I have to say is TGIF!!!

To ease you into the weekend I thought I’d do a post celebrating all things GOLD. Sifting through my collection of beauty goods and wares, I noticed a lot of my products centre around gold, copper or bronze as they tend to suit my skin tone the most.

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The first thing is my favourite  perfume EVER. It’s the Bronze Goddess scent that is brought out by Esteé Lauder every summer. It is part of a range that does a shimmer body oil and they also have bronzers and a cosmetics range to go with it. This scent is just beautiful, it is a coconutty, slightly sweet smelling perfume that lasts all day and can take you from day through to night. The packaging for this perfume is just, a DREAM. Seriously, it’s gold, shiny reflective mirror-y goodness all in one bottle.

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Now, when it comes to tools there are two of my most favourite and most useful brushes that just happen to feature gold as a theme. The first is the Zoeva 106 powder brush. This is one of the softest brushes I think I’ve ever used, it washes amazingly and it makes applying powder to easy and flawless. The link I included is to the set, you can get the powder brush on it’s own but I think it has to be the silver one :(. The second brush I have is the Contour Brush by Real Techniques which is perfect for concealing under the eyes. Ever since I saw Velvetghost (Gabby on Youtube) use it in this way, I haven’t looked back. Again it comes mainly in the set but I’m sure you could find it on it’s own somewhere for sale!

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Next I have three eyeshadows that are heavily pigmented and warm, gilded and beautiful. One of them is MAC’s ‘Woodwinked’ (bottom left), which is a heavily pigmented bronze-y gold. The texture is silky and on a primed eyelid it will last all day or night. Even if you don’t use a crease colour for definition, with this eyeshadow you can pack it on and blend the edges. It almost takes on it’s own shade in the crease area that makes it look like you’ve spent ages on your makeup. The swatch of this on my hand is the warm brown on the lower right hand side :).

Secondly, there is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo  in ‘On and On Bronze’. This cream eyeshadow is one of my favourite that I own. It’s so pigmented, it doesn’t need a primer or anything and it literally lasts 24 hours if you don’t rub your eyes too much! The swatch on my hand is the top one :).

The third and final eyeshadow is again a cream eyeshadow and this is a paint pot by MAC, in the shade ‘Rubenesque’. This is a more orange toned gold, which can look a bit off-putting in the pot but when applied it isn’t as orange as it looks. I think on darker skin this takes on more of a bright gold colour, I imagine on lighter skin this might pick up more of an orange tint. On my hand this is the lower left swatch :).

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What are your favourite gold beauty products?

Have you tried any of these?

Happy Weekend Everyone! Thanks for reading 🙂 xxx

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