My Summer Pastels Manicure Routine!

Hi Guys! 

I’ve got a really fun 3 minute video to bring to you today! 🙂

I get quite a few questions via Instagram and comments day to day about my nails and how I get them so shiny/decent looking, so I thought it was about time I show you what my nail routine looks like. I filmed a quick 3 minute video which you can click on below, it shows you my routine and the nail polish of choice was a beautiful mint pastel green from Nails Inc called ‘Belsize Lane’.

I had wanted to try something different and creative and if you scroll down the bottom of this post you will see what I had constructed in order to bring this little video to you – it’s mind blowing lol.

Leave me a comment if you’d like and give the video a like if you enjoyed it! I was pretty chuffed with this video so I really hope you enjoy it.

Btw, THIS is how I filmed this video :’)

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Thanks for reading/watching,

Rosh 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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Essie’s Lilacism with Gold Glitter

So, I go in phases of really liking doing my nails and then hating them. Not too long ago I had some gel polish done (french) which was great – up until you could see they were growing out…then I hated them with a passion.

The relief I felt when I had soaked them off was UNREAL. Seriously lol. This has since reinspired my love of nail polish – from years of biting my nails when I was younger (I stopped halfway through my uni exams – did not make any sense but I am glad it happened!) I am now glad to have long, healthy nails.

Most recently, especially in the run up to Christmas, I love using glitter polishes. The only thing I hate is taking them off! Here I’ve used a No7 Nail Effect Gold Glitter polish – sorry I don’t think they do this anymore!

I’ve done quite a simple nail look with Essie’s Lilacism which is a beautiful cool toned lilac, with a heavy gold glitter  accent nail.

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I love this look as it’s perfect for christmas – yes it uses pastel colours but I think the lilac goes really well with the gold glitter, it looks very luxe and has a touch of sparkle!

I shouldn’t really buy any nail polishes ever again, look at how many I have *hides behind eyes*

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What are your favourite Christmassy nail looks?

Thanks for reading people!

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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The Non Sickly Pastel Look

The gorgeous weather has hit again and we are definitely moving towards summer territory now. High streets are filled with pale pinks, yellows and lilacs, all in time for the sunshine! I’ve never really been a massive fan of pastels, preferring the moody maroons and mauves of winter.

I used to dislike it even more on nails, but I’ve had a bit of a U-turn (makes me think of Usher) and there are now more pastels that are more subtle rather than in your face light. Barry M brought out a great range of ‘Quick Dry’ polishes that have lovely pastels in them (I reviewed one of them here) and they have a wide selection of shades in their complete range.

Today I have a pastel lilac nail look for you, with a strawberry pastel pink accent nail. I loved this look as soon as I slicked the last swipe of Seche Vite over the top, which surprised me as I thought even these might be too light for me in the bottle.

I’ve used Barry M’s ‘Strawberry Ice Cream’ and Essie’s ‘Lilacism’, both of which are from the drugstore and in my opinion perform just as well if not better than some higher end nail polishes like Nails Inc and Ciaté. At just £2.99 for the Barry M and £7.99 for the Essie polish, they are pretty reasonably priced…(by the way the polishes are much brighter in colour than in the pictures on the links).

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What I love in particular about this look is how GLASSY the polishes look. I have always thought that Essie polishes have has a gorgeous sheen to them, but this Barry M ‘Strawberry Ice Cream’ nail paint is just as good when it comes to the finish. I really like the combination of the two colours. To me, this is perfect for girls who are like me and don’t want to end up with a sickly sweet manicure.

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What do you guys think of this look? What are your favourite pastel polishes?

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Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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Totally Underrated Make Up Products…

Hello you lot!

It is FRIDAY. Now is the time to step out of your work shoes (if you wear heels you’re mental), put your hair up into a messy pineapple and sit with a cuppa or glass of wine to read this here post.

These products I’m going to talk about today are a great little collection if you are just starting out with make up, or want a second capsule collection if you are travelling. A few of these items are multi tasking as well as great performers, and if you’re like me you’ll love a good 2 in 1 beauty product.

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I’ll focus on eyebrows first. I don’t do that when I do my make up but they are the second thing I go to sort out in the morning. The products I use and would say are now staples in my make up bag are the Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Brown and the Soap & Glory Archery brow pencil. These are brilliant for creating a really natural brow if you are light handed, if you aren’t light handed you can go from Groomed to Drag in 0 – 60.

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You can use the Collection 2000 Colourlash Clear Mascara to set it, or as a simple eye lash definer. A delicate swipe of the Rimmel Scandaleyes eye liner in Nude is perfect for making you look awake and fresh faced, especially after a sleepless night.

For skin, my favourites are the Max Factor Cream Blush, which is great for giving you a really healthy dewy glow, and it lasts way longer than you’d think. Rimmel Stay Matte powder is an ABSOLUTE essential, with translucent shades that can keep you shine free all day. For eyes, my complete soul mate is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze. This is the best cream eyeshadow I’ve ever used, it doesn’t crease, stays on all day and gives a gorgeous sheen.

What are your favourite underrated beauty products?

I thought these products deserved a bit of time in the lime light, they are most definitely repurchases and although I may try alternatives I will always come back! I swear…

Thanks for reading dears!

🙂 Roshni xxx

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Fashion Mini Haul :D

So, I went shopping.

Luckily I managed to restrain myself and I didn’t go mad, but I was really pleased with what I bought. There is a definite theme to this mini haul, and that is SPRING. I had a browse around in River Island but there I had one of those days where I just didn’t see anything that I liked.

This soon changed as I strolled around Dorothy Perkins, Accessorise and Miss Selfridge!

What I love about spring is that all the bright, more sunny colours slowly make their way into our wardrobes and on a sunny day there’s nothing better than wearing bright coral, or a pastel hue.

Here are my springtime purchases:

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I have no idea how I managed to fold the t shirts and jumpers like they do in the shop, I think it was a bit of a fluke.

This jumper is the softest thing I have ever worn! It’s so beautiful and comfy, with the lace white heart details it’s pretty and perfect for spring. It is a touch on the warm side I think but we all know what Britain is like. This will be perfect for days where it’s chilly but sunny :). I bought this from Dorothy Perkins in the sale, was £26 I got it for £15.

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Also from Dorothy Perkins I bought this long sleeveless coral pink shirt. I can’t actually remember how much this was 🙁 but it wasn’t very expensive, and would look perfect with leggings and sunglasses (worn on my eyes not on my legs). Also, this would be a great shirt to tuck into an A line skirt for hotter days.

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I also bought a pair of lighter style jeans/jeggings (what a horrid word jeggings is, it sounds like a QVC product). I was initially worried these wouldn’t be very flattering. Thing is, they could be but even if they are I like them. So I’mma wear em. They were £20, so not too pricey.

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This T shirt I am IN LOVE with. The writing is like little beads, and it is so comfortable. I don’t usually like T shirts or tops with writing on because they remind me of those awful shirts that would say things like ‘Little Miss Perfect’ – BLEUREFHEGHGH.

This top is just so wearable, and very flattering on. I think this was only around £12, which isn’t too bad as it’s really good quality (from Miss Selfridge).

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Lastly, from Accessorize I bought the most amazing ear cuff that isn’t an ear cuff. It is like a normal earring, and then at the top it has a little clip that clips comfortably round the top of your ear. I really loved the star design as it reminds me of these little star earrings my big sister used to wear when she was a teenager. This was £12 I believe, and worth every penny. I think I’ll be wearing this a lot this summer!

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Thanks for reading!

Rosh 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…

MAC CREME CUP

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YSL ROUGE VOLUPTÉ TASTY RASPBERRY

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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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Mini Haul #4 – Miss Selfridge, Benefit, Accessorise

Here is a mini haul for you :), to give you some inspiration for shopping (call me an enabler). It had been a while since I went clothes shopping (I think) and I picked up a few key pieces to take me from winter into spring, as well as a few extra things!

Firstly I went to Miss Selfridge, and bought this lovely chenille jumper in a blushed pink colour:

SO SOFT
SO SOFT

Here is a close up so you can see JUST HOW SOFT IT IS:

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The jumper is cropped, so this moves me nicely onto my next purchase which was from River Island. I bought two long vest tops, so that I could wear one under this jumper without looking like a weird child:

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I was also on the look out for some low heeled, black ankle boots and headed to the most suitable place, which was New Look. They do great quality shoes and they are always so reasonably priced! I think these were £24.99, so not too bad and I know they will last me a long time. I loved these boots the moment I saw them, the gold buckles make them stand out without being too blingy:

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Next up was jewellery, so I popped to the holy grail which is Accessorise and had a sneaky look in the up to 70% off section. I picked up this gorgeous necklace which I actually think goes quite well with the jumper I picked up from Miss Selfridge! I really like that it’s not too blingy, but stands out and looks quite elegant. My mum’s opinion is the standard ‘it’s not blingy enough’ but half the things she wears a magpie would turn its nose up at. This was £5, down from £19! Bargain!

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I bought another statement necklace from Dorothy Perkins that is a much more beady statement necklace, but will look great with a plain top or dress. I like how it looks like it’s from Egypt, with all the Cleopatra type colours. I’ve been a right floozy with my buying recently, buying only one thing from each shop!

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The last thing I bought was a bit of a treat, I had nipped into Boots and had been on the hunt for a good highlighter (either powder or cream form). I had been eyeing up the Benefit ‘Girl Meets Pearl’ highlighter for a while and decided to take the plunge and pick it up. I have been using this dabbed onto the high points of my cheekbones, it’s really subtle and adds a slightly golden sheen. I get the feeling this is going to last me a long time too, as a couple of clicks gives you enough for one application!

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Have you been hauling anything recently? (I love reading people’s haul posts)

Which is your favourite item from this haul? 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Roshni xxx

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