The Winter Beauty Routine Edit

Hi Everyone!

In the past two weeks in the UK it’s definitely felt a lot colder. This is the sign of winter edging it’s way nearer to us, which means soon the evenings will start to get darker and all of a sudden you’ll be craving things like soup and hot chocolate.

When we start to move into Autumn/Winter there are a few things that I do to change my skincare and beauty routine around, which I like to call the Winter Beauty Routine Edit.

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I’ve included TEN things you can do to shift your beauty routine into 5th gear and keep your skin and make up looking and feeling great even when it’s cold and dark and gloomy!

    1. Layer your moisturisers – using more than one moisturiser or moisturising method can boost your skincare massively. I am currently liking layering a Vitamin E moisturising face mist with the Clinique Moisture Surge!
    2. Carry around at least 4 lip balmslip balms are your friend as it moves towards winter – the harsh cold winds and increased use of heating can lead to dehydration leaving your mouth prone to cracking and dryness – EW.
    3. End your shower with a burst of colder water on your hair – ending your shower with a luke warm to cold burst of water helps to flatten your follicles which makes your hair shinier. It can also help to reduce frizz!
    4. Shower in the eveningthis is more of a personal tip – basically if you hate getting up early, and hate the fact in winter it’s really dark when you get up, shower in the evening so you get optimum sleeping time!
    5. Baths and bath bombsThis is where you add the luxury to your bath and skincare routine. Indulge in some splurging at Lush and order some bath bombs to treat your skin to a soak!
    6. Once a week, use a body scrubAlthough less people are seeing parts of your body, it doesn’t mean you have to forget about it! Use a good body scrub like the Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub to keep your skin smooth and to buff away any dead skin cells – AGAIN, EW.
    7. Use a good foot cream – I don’t really wanna have to explain this one but it’s similar to the point above and, oh TRIPLE EW.
    8. Have a make up clear out – Take this as your chance to get rid of any manky old mascaras, any bacteria laden powders or dusty old lipsticks and clear them out! Use this time to refresh your make up collection for winter, remembering you want moisturising products – and you can experiment with plummier moodier colours if you are brave enough!
    9. Invest in a good liquid eyeliner – The windier, rainier and more torrential the weather gets, the more your make up is vulnerable to attack on a daily basis. Investing in a good LONG LASTING liquid eyeliner will stop you looking like a panda!
    10. Morrocanoil – This stuff is a god send! Smoothing a small amount of this through the ends of your hair is great for keeping hair in good condition during winter. My favourite way to use this is to warm a few drops in the palms of my hands for a few minutes and then hold the ends of my hair in my palm – the warmer the oil the better it will take to your hair (not like 100 degrees or anything!)

I hope you have found this useful to read as winter begins to knock at the seasonal front door like an unwelcome carol singer.

Please feel free to leave me a comment!

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Thank you for reading lovely people,

Rosh xxx

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My Beauty Guide to Dealing with Heat

heatproofmakeupIt’s hot at the moment in the UK.

I bet when this post goes up though, it will be peeing it down like nobody’s business…

There are certain ways you can avoid literal beauty meltdowns, conveniently today I have some tips for you!

1. POWDER IS YOUR BEST FRIEND – 

On those days where it is hotter inside than outside, a good MATTE powder will help you out. Dust a light powder over your T zone and down the sides of your mouth, using a sparse make up brush. Don’t use a dense bristled make up brush or you will end up with too much product on the brush. Rimmel does a great translucent powder which is a bargain too! 

2. USE AN EYESHADOW PRIMER – 

This step will help your eyeshadow stay on your face! It will also help if you have oily eyelids (yuck, but it does happen). A primer will help colours pop, especially if you use a very pale coloured paint pot or primer. This helps in particular when you are slowly building up eyeshadow layers, for example using your transition colour first, then your crease colour, centre of the eyelid colour and then inner corner highlight! Oh and brow highlight if you are going all out :). I love the MAC Painterly Paint Pot, which lass forever. 

3. WATERPROOF EYEBROWS – 

Something that ASTOUNDED me when I received the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in my online Beauty Bay order (and blew my mind) was that it is waterproof. Waterproof eyebrows of all things, lol. Sounds ridiculous, but it actually is waterproof. Those days when it’s boiling at work and you are rubbing your face/head/eyes you don’t want your eyebrows to be smeared half way down your face!

4. A MAKE UP SETTING SPRAY – 

Nowadays you can actually get make up setting sprays that are MATTE! How amazing, so you can put all the prep work in using the tips above to make sure you don’t end up a sweaty betty and then you also have the added assurance of having a matte setting spray! It will help keep everything in place even if it is boiling hot and you feel like your face is going to melt off your skeleton. This NYX one looks like a contender!

5. KEEP YOUR HAIR OFF YOUR FACE – 

This one is more of a skincare tip, but keeping your hair off your face will mean that you have to touch your face less. Touching your face lots in the heat isn’t good for your skin (especially if you are working in an office or germy environment) as it will transfer bacteria! This just means more spots to cover up with concealer…ew. For this easiest way is to plait your fringe across the top of your head, use a bobby pin to clip your hair back, or an Alice band to keep it off your face!

I hope you guys have enjoyed hearing my tips! Do you have any of your own?

Thanks for reading :),

Rosh xxx

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Beauty Whys…

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Have you ever had a REALLY annoying thing happen to you when doing your hair or make up, which gets you thinking, ‘WHAI DIS HAPUN TO MEH’!!?

I am here to show you that:

1) It is ok to curse.

2) It happens to everyone (and it is a big deal hahaha)

and finally,

3) You gotta get through dis (thank you Daniel Bedingfield).

Here we go! *takes deep breath*

WHY NUMBER ONE: 

Stepping out of your house without applying powder. 

This happened to me this morning, I sat in my car and looked in the little slidey mirror and watched as a shine brighter than anything appeared across my T Zone. Thanks man.

WHY NUMBER TWO:

Applying your false eyelashes directly onto your own making them impossible to take off.

OMG this hurts so bad. They looked so nice on! Why have they melted themselves into my eyelash roots…I didnae go near any fire!

WHY NUMBER THREE: 

You go through the moisturise/blow your nose cycle around 20 times. 

Dry skinned sisters will know my feels for this one. You moisturise, your skin looks bloomin’ lovely. Your eyes start to water of their own accord. This makes your nose run. You carry on and put foundation/concealer on. You cave and blow your nose. DRY PATCH REAPPEARS. Repeat.

WHY NUMBER FOUR: 

You get all up close to do your eyebrows, pull away and realise it’s given birth to thousands of teeny tiny hairs underneath your arch. 

Close up, in your mirror your eyebrows are on fleek, they look the bomb and all other types of metaphors/similes. Then you look at yourself at arms length in a normal mirror and you realise you really should have plucked/threaded/chainsawed those bad boys. DAMMIT.

WHY NUMBER FIVE:

You use your Tangle Teezer on wet hair, works like a dream. You then run your COMB through the same hair and holy shit why does that hurt so much!

This again happened to me today. La la la all well and good using my trusty Purple Glittery Tangle Teezer. Then all of a sudden you switch to a comb for your parting and BOOM a thousand broken hairs. This is why when you go Tangle Teezer, you never go back. (What are you talking about, of course you can use it in that context).

I hope you enjoyed my Beauty Why’s! Please like and comment if you can think of your own or you have been through these and feel my pain 🙂

Lots of love to you all,

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Roshni xxx

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How to Fill in Your Eyebrows and NOT look like you’ve been attacked by slugs

Hello Everyone :D!

I’ve started a little How To series on my Youtube channel which will be 5 minute (ish) videos to show you the way that I do key parts my make up routine. The first one I’ve started with is eyebrows! A crucial (IMPERATIVE, if you will) part of anyone’s make up routine and the best way to frame your face.

Please take a look at the video, click to give it a thumbs up if you like it and subscribe if you want to see more videos!

Thanks!

Roshni xxx

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Recent Beauty Revelations

Hello Everyone!

It’s almost Easter and that means a nice long weekend 🙂 I’m thinking some bacon sandwiches would be nice to wake up to on Good Friday morning (food is always on my mind). I was doing my make up the other morning and discovered several stark beauty revelations in one go. I thought you fellow make up mavens would be interested and intrigued to find out what they are!

In the words of Kenan and Kel ‘Awwwh here’it goes!’:

1. The smell of a new mascara

Oh good god, it gets to a point where you may either have had the same mascara on the go for a few month OR several on the go for a while. Now, the moment when you get a NEW mascara is just blissful. The lovely perfumed smell, the sound as the brush pops out of the tube and the near  perfect application with a fresh formula. Ahh, to hell with mascara monogamy.

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2. Cream blushers will last you forever

I have been using my Max Factor Cream Blush for a few months already and it has only just started to see a slight dip in the little pot. This stuff will seriously last a long time, as it is so pigmented so you need very very little. I love the sheer, natural finish that it gives. It just means that when you are 80, you will have the same cream blush to impress the old biddies at bingo.

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3. Hold your eyelash curler right

Now I have the Shu Uemura eyelash curlers that are one of the best you can get, they have serious curling power and I’m really not used to it. This is why, you must must hold the eyelash curlers straight on. If you tilt them, or have them wonky what will happen is your inner eyelashes will look beautiful and curled, but your outer corner eyelashes will get BENT. As well as this, if you use good eyelash curlers like the ones I have, it is hard to unbend the bend you have created. #firstworldbeautyproblems

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4.The danger of using a long handled make up brush and a hand held compact

When I say compact I mean POWDER compact. I’m sure that at least one of you readers (of the three readers I get) has had this problem before. For example if you are blending your eyeshadow out holding a compact mirror, you may get that eye popping moment of panic when the pointy end of your brush gouges out a chunk of your powder because you are holding your brush too close to it. I have had this before with my NARS Laguna bronzer and this was my reaction:

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5. Be careful if you have sensitive skin

My skin has always been quite sensitive. I’ve had to be careful what kinds of shower gels and soaps I’ve used in the past, but one thing I’ve noticed is that recently when applying concealer to my under eyes if I leave it on too long unblended it starts to STING. It may just be the Maybelline FIT Me concealer that I have been using for the past few months, I never used to get it with the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer. Cut to me desperately grabbing my make up brush to blend it out just to make sure my under eye skin doesn’t get burned off. Ah.

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Have you made any make up revelations recently?

Any plans for Easter? Shopping by any chance?!

I hope you all have a LOVELY Easter,

Love from 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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Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set

Be prepared for the most beautiful set of brushes you will ever see with your eyes.

I am now mostly obsessed with anything rose gold colour, and in particular I now happen to be a very lucky owner of a Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush set.

These brushes pretty much give you all you need for make up application, and the quality of them is just incredible. Considering they are tools, they feel so luxurious to use and they genuinely do make all the difference to how you apply your make up.

Don’t get me wrong, it is quite a pricey set, but these brushes will last you a lifetime and they are such high quality that even after regular washing and drying the brushes should still stay in tact and as good as new.

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The set contains the following brushes:

  • 102 Silk Finish
  • 106 Powder
  • 110 Face Shape
  • 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek (my favourite as it taught me how to contour)
  • 142 Concealer Buffer
  • 227 Luxe Soft Definer (my second favourite)
  • 231 Petit Crease
  • 317 Wing Liner

The mix of brushes you get in this set is ideal as there isn’t one where you think ‘I’m definitely not going to use this!’ I will add some more pictures so you can see them in all their beauty close up…

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Ah, I have washed them for the first time and I have to say they wash very well, the only thing is that on the pointed Luxe Sheer Cheek brush a couple of the strands have come away from the rest but that’s me nit picking.

All in all, a worthwhile investment (I hear some people saying, ‘Pah!’ But I don’t care) and I really enjoy using and looking at these brushes!

Do any of you guys have the Zoeva brushes? What do you think?

Thanks for reading 🙂

Roshni xx

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3 Things I’ve Hit Pan On

Most of you guys will know what that means, and will be nodding along thinking of the products that YOU have hit pan on.

Essentially, products that I have loved so much I have started to wear down right to the bottom. Maybe one of the reasons that I only have 3 things is that I actually have lots of things…which means that going shopping is even more dangerous…particularly if the shopping destination has a MAC or Boots.

OK, so here is a run down of the three powder products I have hit pan on:

1. MAC ‘Fleur Power’ Satin Powder Blush – 

I think this was the first MAC blush I had ever used. It is quite a bright blush, but only a little is needed and it has great lasting power. I usually use a flat top make up brush such as the buffing brush from ‘Real Techniques’ which is good for applying just where you want it. I now use ‘Dainty’ daily, which is a light pink ‘MAC Mineralise’ blush and has lovely tiny gold shimmer running through it. You can see that I’m a swirler…

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 2. Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder – 

This powder is brilliant for setting concealer, and I couldn’t do my make up without it! So great for long days in the office or when you are out at a sweaty club for the whole evening! (ew, I know). I just use the translucent shade, and that is enough to keep everything in place. You can see how battered my powder is, and how many times I have dropped it because of the cracks in the plastic case!

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3. Benefit ‘Hoola’ Bronzer – 

Now obviously I am Indian, so I don’t really need a bronzer. I guess I use this more as a powder on days when I feel paler, and sometimes a contour if I am trying to make my round face look slightly less round. This shade is ideal as it’s not too dark, or orange toned. I also have a Nars Laguna bronzer but I actually think that could be more orange toned than this, so I use that quite sparingly.

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What are your favourite products that you’ve hit pan on? 🙂

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