My Top Lipsticks with Swatches! MAC, Nyx, Topshop…

Hi everyone! 

If I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front I apologise – things are pretty darn busy round these parts. Today I have a new video to bring to your attention! I was inspired by Kaushal Beauty to film my own Lip Swatch video which features my favourite lipsticks within my collection so you can see what they look like on, the formula/colour pay off etc.

I found her video really useful as it gave me an idea of what the lipsticks look like on brown skin tones – this will show you what kind of undertone the lipstick has (it could have a blue undertone which makes teeth look whiter, or an orange undertone which is slightly harder to pull off)

I hope you enjoy watching! I’m pretty proud of this video as I tried to edit it to music a bit!

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Thanks for watching/reading my words that I write

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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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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The Wet Look Gloss – That’s not sticky!

Hello everyone!

Today I have a mini review for you, for the other lip product that I bought on #NationalLipstickDay…it’s this gorgeous Dior Lip Maximiser…just take a look at that packaging!

It’s the most girly of lip glosses I ever did see, but luckily it is worth it as this gloss is AMAZING. It is designed to help plump out your lips, advertised as a ‘lip care’ system that uses hyaluronic and marine-based fillers. ‘MARINE BASED FILLERS’ – I have no idea what these are but I am intrigued. Hope there’s no sea horses or anything in there.

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It is recommended that you can either use this over your favourite lipstick, OR as a 15 minute intensive treatment before bed time. This claims to help fill out the lines in your lips, to make them look smoother, plumper and more hydrated.

This gloss is very sheer and has quite a balmy consistency. The finish of this gloss is VERY wet look, but this helps to make your lips look fuller (it also has tiny shimmer particles in it which assist in the reflective magic!).

The SMELL of this is so nice, it smells like a mix of mint and vanilla. The mint helps with the cool sensation that you get on the lips when you apply the gloss, it feels really tingly and…kinda nice actually! This makes them actually FEEL bigger, which probably makes you pout a bit automatically lol.

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This is now a staple in my hand bag. I don’t use it every day but you never know when you want a good ol’ gloss to slick over the top of your favourite nude lipstick!

Have any of you guys tried the lip maximiser or the Dior Addict Lip Glow? 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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Bronze/Gold Smokey Eye Shadow Tutorial

Hi All!

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday before the Bank Holiday Monday, otherwise known as ‘Stay in Bed because it’s probably gon’ rain’ day. This is my third Youtube video (so far they have all been tutorials) so please give it a watch and there is a link to my previous video at the end!

If you want to see how I got this look take a gander at the video, if you like it give it a thumbs up and hit the subscribe button if you want to see more like it! As before, if you have any comments or thoughts they are more than welcome…as long as they are nice :p

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Thanks for reading/watching! Hope you like it 🙂

Roshni xxx

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MAC + Lorac Pro Palette Make Up Look

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a FOTD (shh the F stands for ‘Face’) for you with a little run down of what I used in order to create this eyeshadow look below. This mainly uses a MAC make up palette that was probably limited edition (sorry) and the Lorac Pro Palette which I’ve been loving for the past month or so.

Keep reading if you want to see what I used to get this look! It’s the first one I’ve done of it’s kind and I’m actually really pleased 🙂 (don’t rain on my parade!) 😀

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Here are the products that I used!

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Left Hand side is all Eye products, Right Hand side is for Eyebrows!

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The shades I used from the Lorac Pro Palette, were Taupe, Cream, Nude and Sable.

The shades I used in the MAC mini palette were Brun, Enviable (discontinued I think) and Smut. The textures of the MAC and Lorac Pro Palette are great for blending, which is the key to getting this to have a smokey feel, with a pop of green in the centre (provided by Enviable).

I used Painterly MAC Paint Pot to block out the eyelid with a neutral base, then I blended Taupe as a transition colour. I built up Sable in the crease with some Brun from the MAC palette.

I took Cream as a brow highlight and used Nude as an inner corner colour applied to the first third of the eyelid. Then I packed on Enviable into the centre of the lid. This really needs to be packed on to get the most colour pay off. I blended the crease out and applied liquid liner and mascara to finish!

Lips I kept quite simple and went for a nude, using a nude lip liner to slightly overline the lips and a cool toned silvery taupe gloss dotted in the centre to make lips appear fuller.

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What do you think to this look?

Thanks for reading!

Roshni xxx

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The Oldest Products In My Make Up Stash

OK so, I’mma put this out there, this may be a bit gross. I don’t really use one of these products anymore, I think I’ve kept it more for sentimental reasons as I bought it a hella long time ago.

I think every girl who loves make up has an item that makes her feel nostalgic about a certain experience or time of her life.

The oldest products I have in my make up bag are the Too Faced Baked Eyeshadow in ‘Deep Space’ and my first ever MAC lipstick in ‘Hug Me’.

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When I bought this Too Faced eyeshadow I think I was about 16 or 17 years old (I’m 25 now, LOL) and I went to Sephora on the Champs Elysees in Paris on a school trip. It was my first time in a Sephora and I remember being mesmerised by the shiny walls and floors and wide displays of all types of make up!

This product is still really pretty to look at but I highly doubt I’m going to be dipping my brush (sounds like a euphemism) into this little pot anytime soon. I remember putting this on for a night out and everyone really liking it and I was so pleased as I had no idea what I was doing with it. I can’t bear to throw it away!

The first MAC lipstick I ever bought for myself was the shade ‘Hug Me’. It’s a Lustre lipstick so it’s not matte, it’s a bit glossy but not too much. It’s a great nude for asian skin and I picked it myself. I again, had very little idea of what I was doing but I managed to pick a decent shade.

I hardly ever hear people talking about this shade and it’s definitely not limited edition. I guess there are other nudes out there that people rave about but this is my favourite (aside from No 17’s Beehive).

What are the oldest make up items in your stash? That is if you are brave enough to say!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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MOTD & OOTD – Shopping!

Hello all!

It’s a gorgeous sunny day today, I lost £10 on the Grand National and spent more money out shopping! (Haul to come…)

A good day all round so far I’d say…

I thought I’d show you my make up and outfit of the day so you can see what I put on my face and body to look like an acceptable human being! (Yay!)

Let’s start with make up:

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Might be the weirdest smile I’ve ever pulled…

This is quite a spring time look, with a dewy pink lip and a subtle light eye shadow, with winged liner.

For skin, here are the products I used:

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Then, for eyes and eyebrows here are the products I used:

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I used an angled brush and the Natural Collections ‘Crushed Walnut’ eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows. Using the Maybelline Brow Drama on top is great because it stops them from being two matte slugs and actually adds fibres to them. From the Lorac Pro Palette I used the colours Cream to highlight my brow arch, Champagne on the lid and Taupe through the crease.

For lips, I found this combo by accident. Once I used Creme Cup by MAC and didn’t like how pale it was, so I added some Revlon Lip Butter in 053 Sorbet. This creates a really lovely creamy pale pink, but you can build up the Lip Butter to make it much brighter as the Revlon colour is much more fuchsia pink.

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Now for the outfit…I wore a cropped stripey black and white top from Missguided, navy trousers from Forever 21, my leather jacket from River Island and maroon pumps from Primark. Phone case is from Kate Spade.

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Hope you have all had a lovely sunny day!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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Ridiculous Beauty Products – Are they worth the hype?!

Happy Friday All!

I am a massive fan of youtube make up tutorials and get ready with me’s, but one day something caught my eye and I thought ‘What the hell is that?!

I was watching a Chloe Morello video, and after she had applied her eye make up and moved onto lips, she pulled out this monstrosity:

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This is not, apparently, a torture device. This IS in fact something called ‘Fullips’.  What this is designed to do, is plump up your lips by using suction to create fuller lips without the use of injections or fillers. This is meant to be used just before you use lip liner or lipstick, in order to give you a larger pout.

Not only does this LOOK terrifying to me, I personally think this is pushing the boundaries a bit too far. I know that the whole Kylie Jenner 72 hour lip workshop is all the rage now but seriously a good lip liner and lipstick should be there to enhance what is naturally suitable for your face. If every woman (or man) out there had massive lips plastered onto their faces surely that would just make everyone look like Barbie dolls (or even worse, BRATZ).

This got me thinking about other ridiculous beauty products, to be honest I don’t think many have actually slipped through the net of Dragon’s Den or patent companies, thank goodness. Though, some that have are below:

LIP GLITTER

SO PRACTICAL.

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Okay this kinda looks quite nice…

NAIL POLISH HOLDERS

This is meant to hold your nail polish bottle at an angle without it falling over.

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PEDI SOX

Basically a sleeve for your feet.

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BROW BUDDY

A set square for your eyebrows. 

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Yes, I know that most of these are from QVC but I just couldn’t help myself.

Can you think of any stupid cosmetic tools that you’ve seen?

Thanks for reading,

Roshni 🙂 xxx

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Lip Service

Good Morning all :D!

It’s that weird time of year where you aren’t quite sure what colours you can and cannot get away with. Rather than limit yourself to a few, why not just go for them all! I thought I’d give you a run down of the shades, brands and bullets that are socialising in the wild party that is my make up bag.

What I like to do is to mix these products, as layering can actually create some combinations that you would never have thought of, that work really well. I don’t mean like ombré lips like I’ve seen popping up all over Insta recently (beautiful but entirely impractical), but simply mixing two shades to create something that’s really unique.

I’ve collected my favourites and given them a mug shot and line up below:

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At first glance you might think that the bottom 6 shades are more autumnal colours but when you consider I have darker skin these aren’t actually that intense shades for me. In fact at least two of the darker shades are nudes for me, so you get an insight into more realistic nudes than your typical pale pinky tones. DEEP BREATH ERRYONE…

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SEVENTEEN BEEHIVE  

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BOBBI BROWN ROSE BROWN

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REVLON PINK TRUFFLE

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BODY SHOP in umm ’14’

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SEVENTEEN RULE BREAKER

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RIMMEL STARRY EYED

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Which are your favourites?

Thanks for reading/looking 🙂

Roshni xxx

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