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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Nails Inc Video Filming Set Up

 

Thanks for reading/watching,

Rosh xxx

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‘Brooklyn’ – Ciaté Nail Polish by Olivia Palermo

I have a pretty large collection of nail polishes and to be honest, alot of them sit on the bottom layer (not neatly either) crying out for a glimpse of daylight.

One of the poor little polishes I dug out of the depths was this shade called ‘Brooklyn’ from a limited edition Ciaté set that Olivia Palermo created with them – not specifically for me lol, I’d like to add! This polish came in the Ciaté Fashion Edit set which contains three other lovely shades as well. 

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In the bottle, this shade looks beautiful! It’s a very warm toned dark purple (this is hard to describe but in the light it looks like a browny purple). The formula of these Ciaté polishes is questionable – I don’t think it’s fair to say that ALL of their polishes are like this because I don’t actually think that. These ones aren’t very good to be honest – they are very watery and sometimes when I’ve used these ones they take even FOUR FLIPPIN COATS to get a decent opacity (big word, right) 😉

Two years ago I actually bought myself the Ciaté Christmas Advent Calendar and the formula of these ones was amazing! But this range with Olivia Palermo I’m not as convinced because you have to work way too hard to get a normal standard of colour on your nails!

I really tried with this polish to get the opacity to the level it is in the picture above and don’t be fooled – that shine has come from my Trusty Seche Vite, not this polish. Lol, a real pity as it’s a lovely shade it just performs like a poo. P.S Three days on and it’s already chipped. Like. Fo’ real.

Anyway, I’m going to carry on listening to Arcade Fire now.

Bye for now!!

I love you all like a fat kid loves pop tarts

Roshni xxx

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Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in ‘Blueberry’

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So, I’ll be honest with you. I wanted to buy something at the weekend. I’m trying not to spend money. I went to Boots. I took my Advantage card with me. I bought two nail polishes with the money what is points on a little plastic card. This equals a satisfied Roshni that Reviews.

Lol that’s not all of it, I had been looking at my nail polish like URGH YOU ALL DISGUST ME GET AWAY for a few weeks now and I needed a refresh. What better to match the BEEyootiful weather we have been having recently than a gorgeous blue that makes me think of the colour you use when you’re little and you want to draw the sky.

This is the shade ‘Blueberry’ from the Barry M Gelly range, which are nail polishes designed to give an amazing shiny finish reminiscent of gel polishes.

It’s the most lovely medium blue with a hint of lilac, it’s REALLY flattering (in my humble opinion) particularly if you have darker skin. Without looking too much like blue tack, it’s a very pretty (I want to say Periwinkle but that just sounds like something rude that’s been exposed in a Nandos) shade that I will be wearing a lot.

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If you have tried the Barry M Gelly nail polishes you will know that the formula of them is pretty special. They LOOK like Shellac or gels when used properly and I have definitely used the Gelly polishes before without top coats and they have been fine, just not lasted as long as when I do use one.

In the picture above I have used the Seche Vite top coat (click for link) – I’ve been through about 4 bottles of this in the past and so many people ask what I use so I point them in the direction of the good ol’ Seche Vite.

Squ-oval has been the shape of choice for me for a while now – I can’t stand sharp edges as I am convinced I will scratch a line down my face by accident and I prefer more of a square shape because this is more flattering for my hands (!)

All in all this was only two coats of ‘Blueberry’ and then a swipe of the Seche Vite top coat, within about a minute it was dry to touch and I could get on with my day!

Have you tried any of the shades from the Barry M Gelly range? I have bought another one so you will have to keep your eyes peeled for that one….:)

Thanks for reading, go enjoy the sunshine! If there is any where you are…

Roshni xxx

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My Favourite Nail Looks Ever

Happy Easter weekend everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying a long weekend – I am most certainly making the most of it and will be getting as much sleep crammed into it as possible!

I wanted to take the opportunity to show you some of my most favourite nail looks ever…since having my blog (for over a year and a bit now) it basically means that I take pictures of everything *just incase*. So that means every time I do my nails, I always have picture upon picture of my mangled claw hand in case I want to blog about the look :).

Here are a few of my favourite nail looks that I’ve tried in the last few months – I will also name and link the products if you need them!

***ALL nail looks have been finished with a slick of Seche Vite over the top – you can’t beat it :)***

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The nail look above used Essie’s Lilacism which is a beautiful pale cool toned lilac, with a gold glitter over the top!

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This nail look was great for Christmas – it used ‘Bordeaux’ again by Essie, and the same gold glitter!!

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You can’t beat a slick, simple black nail look to really flatter your hands and keep it chic and minimalist. This was using Nails Inc Black Taxi nail polish!

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This final look uses Barry M’s Strawberry Ice Cream nail polish which is a lovely warm pink without being too sickly!

Which is your favourite look?

Happy Easter everyone!

BTW don’t forget to check out my Boots haul video, let’s see if we can get to 25 likes!

Roshni xxx

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A Christmas Beauty Wishlist – Sephora

Oh my, Sephora. What have you done to my eyes. I have been browsing (as you do) on Sephora and I always tend to look and NEVER BUY. I think I have only ever ordered once from Sephora and I can’t even remember what it was that I bought lol.

This Christmas I have started looking for presents for others – you know, I’m selfless like that (tsch). But along the way, we have all been there when we see products that we think – hmm I would quite like that! So I thought I’d show you my coveted products here 🙂

SEPHORA COVETED LIST – GO!

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NARS ‘One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette’ – $69.00

BE STILL MY BEATING HEART – omfg this looks so good. I want this so bad! This would be the most versatile contour, highlight and blush palette AND it would have a massive mirror. What more do you need?

Kat Von D Ink Liner Trio – $25.00

A trio of amazing eye liners, you have a choice of brown, purple AND black! I’m just linking to this as ALL images I searched for are rubbish.

Deborah Lippman ‘Roses In The Snow Duo’ – $15.00

This nail polish set looks so lovely. The blushed rose colour looks like it would be very flattering and the glitter looks insane!

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IN THE SALE!! Colourful Sequin Glitter – Sephora – $5 

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For a sale item, this looks great for the festive season and if you were to pack this onto the eyelid then it would be a perfect dramatic eyeshadow to turn heads (and eyes). 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the things I’ve loved drooling over at Sephora!

Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂

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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Can Seche Vite withstand an Indian Wedding?

Put simply, no it can’t. Lol. Don’t worry, there’s more below :).

So, my sister got married this weekend and being an Indian wedding, it was (at least) a three day shin dig. Traditionally you do some religious ceremonies on a Friday (if you are doing your wedding over a weekend), have your indian wedding day on the Saturday and then a reception on the Sunday – what a way to drag it out, eh?

It’s pretty full on when you cram it into three days, traditionally Indian weddings used to last around a week but now with people wanting to reduce it down it’s condensed into three hectic but enjoyable days for a complete wedding.

Part of the Friday antics involve being covered in a paste made with Turmeric – if any of you don’t know what this is it is usually used in cooking as a colourant (it’s bright yellow) but it has health and beauty benefits. It’s meant to be great for your skin, so part of the wedding prep involves the bride being covered in what we call ‘Pithi’ (usually a mix of turmeric and water). This then does wash off before the wedding day, but you end up finding your house has yellow stained towels, there are random blobs of it on the floor and things that were white are no longer white.

What does this have to do with nails, I hear you ask? Well, the bride traditionally wears an outfit of red/gold/white/green on the indian wedding day – which means you would usually have dark red nail polish. However on the reception day my sister chose to wear a lovely cream colour meaning she’d want lighter coloured nails.

So you have to plan well in advance what you want to do manicure wise because:

  1. You want something that lasts as you will have very little time
  2. You’ll have to bear in mind that when you do the ‘Pithi’ your top coat will usually go yellow and so will your hands
  3. There’s a likelihood of Lots of Yellow

So this brings me onto Seche Vite!

I have raved about this top coat and quick nail polish setter more times than I can count, but I thought it would be a good idea to see if it can withstand the mother of all weddings. Myself and my sisters had maroon coloured nail polish on for the Friday and the Saturday, then we changed our polish on Saturday night and opted for a lighter glittery shade.

We were very busy on Friday and Saturday – moving boxes, washing up, eating, running around and getting things ready – so this is a great test for nail varnish!

Seche Vite usually lasts me around a week before disastrously chipping, but then again I must be really lazy and not do anything. During the wedding, Seche Vite lasted around 1 day – so I can’t say it performs very well during a crazy wedding.

By the evening on Friday, the Seche Vite had started to peel off a little on my mum’s nails and had started to chip at the corners on my own. Here is a lovely picture of what they looked like before the craziness!

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This is Essie’s ‘Bordeaux’ – it’s beautiful! It looked great on the Friday morning, but it definitely looked worse for wear on Friday evening. I didn’t have time to touch it up for Saturday so that just…happened lol, but then for Sunday I chose 17’s Silver Kisses, which is beautiful :D.

So unfortunately, although Seche Vite is amazing for day to day wear if you have an indian wedding coming up soon you won’t be able to rely on Seche Vite for the whole time but it is still a great product. I have heard good things about Lottie London’s Gel Top Coat – with someone I follow on Instagram even saying they think it’s BETTER than Mr Vite!

Hope you have found this useful even if it just says ‘WEDDING DON’T USE SECHE VITE’,

Thank you for reading!

Roshni xxx

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The Nail Polishes That Say ‘Autumn’

One of the best things about autumn (or Fall for any of you across the ocean) is that you can crack out the mauves, the burgundy reds and the burnt oranges.

Autumnal colours just bellow messages of warm nights by the fire, hot chocolates and feeling snug wrapped in a knitted scarf :).

So I thought I’d show you some of my favourite nail polishes for Autumn time – they are a mix of purples, reds and teals. A few glitters are thrown into the mix too, as when you start to move towards Christmas time you can’t beat a bit of glitter!

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First up, we have Essie’s ‘Bordeaux’ (pictured above) which is a beautiful burgundy, maroon colour. It’s quite dark, but that’s what winter is all about – it’s filled with dark and moody shades. This is my newest purchase and it has a brilliant, glassy effect. Essie polishes are amazing!

Next we have Ciaté’s ‘Silhouette’, which is a gorgeous dark red, with flecks of glitter running through it. It isn’t coarse bits of glitter, it’s quite fine but it is quite dramatic once you’ve painted it on. (By the way, why does silhouette have a H in it? Sil HOO ette). The glitter is like a green/browny/red reflection, which is SO pretty.  This takes a good two coats to build up, but once you’ve done the second one it’s beautifully opaque.

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Front and centre, we have Tanya Burr’s Midnight Sparkles, which is a firm autumn favourite of mine. This is quite a bright but dark purple glittery polish. Compared to the Ciaté polish this comes out quite opaque already (you can tell Tan has taken time to look at the formula for these polishes). This is a great polish for those times when you are in a rush – a few  sweeps of this and you’re done! I’d recommend a layer of Seche Vite over the top to give a glassy finish that dries really quick!

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Lastly, we have a No 17 polish and another from Tanya’s range (you can tell I like them, right?) The 17 polish is called ‘Navy Glint’, which is summed up by the name really! It’s a teal coloured glitter, which has AMAZING opacity. Seriously, a few strokes of this nail polish and you are done. It can look quite dull as it is so I’d recommend using a top coat :).

Then, Tanya Burr’s ‘New York Night’ is a deep purple that has no shimmer in it. Sometimes when using this, it’s so dark it looks a bit black, but I quite like that about it. This is quite good in terms of coats – I’d say max 2 coats is needed. This is a great kind of polish to use if you are going for a bit more of a grungy look, or if you’ve used kohl to line your eyes for example.

Those are my favourite polishes for Autumn time, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and feel free to leave me a comment if you want to know any more about them!

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Thanks for reading,

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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The Perfect Summer Polishes

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a lovely Saturday morning eating a crummy breakfast or enjoying a lazy lie in :). I have a few nail polishes to show you that are perfect for wearing in the hazy spring sunshine that we have been lucky enough to have in the UK. It doesn’t necessarily have to be pastel colours that you opt for in Spring/Summer, so I’ve grabbed a mix of brights and pales to show you that are my personal favourites.

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I think the two Essie shades are my favourite from this pentagonal array. The formulae (?) for them is beautiful, a practical wide brush deposits just the right amount of glass like polish onto your nail and it’s so easily buildable (how is that not a word spell checker).

Here I’ll show you what each looks like on!

ESSIE ARUBA BLUE (with Ciaté Celestial glitter coat over the top):

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BARRY M GREENBERRY:

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ESSIE CUTE AS A BUTTON:

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CIATÉ FERRIS WHEEL:

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BARRY M QUICK DRY KISS ME QUICK:

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What are your favourite spring/summer time polishes?

Happy Saturday everyone!

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