New Year’s Eve Dresses – Inspo for Outfits!

Got a New Year’s party to go to? New Year’s is the time to pull out the sparkles and glitter, whether you go for it in your outfit or in your make up I’ll be covering the best outfits/dresses for inspiration or fuel for in store shopping to help you out!

Here are my picks for New Years Eve!!

Needle & Thread Embellished Crepe Dress – £140

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M & S Sequinned Shift Dress – £37

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Jovani Nude Sequin Dress – £99 (to rent!)

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Karen Millen Jacquard Metallic Dress – £100

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ASOS Sequin Crop Top Mini Dress – £66.50 

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Needle & Thread Bejewelled Mini Dress – £140

 

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I’m loving drooling over Needle & Thread dresses at the moment, they are so beautiful!

What have you gone for as your New Year’s outfit?!

Hope you all have a happy, safe time tonight – thank you for reading 🙂

Roshni xxx

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What does Christmas mean for a Beauty Blogger?

I wanted to write about something topical today – and low and behold (is that how you’re meant to write that?!) it’s Christmas in two days!

Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people…for me it means family, presents, lots of food and relaxing watching Christmas films and dreadful prime time soaps (cue the point where I start playing with my presents). For my second Christmas as a beauty blogger it makes me think of any new presents that I can use for tutorials and that I can make the most of my time being off work to satisfy my hobby.

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As I say, it’s been about a year of what I like to call PROPER BLOGGING. I started my blog in April last year and didn’t really touch it until Christmas last year. I’ve had a great year starting out and last Christmas was where I really started to engage with Instagram, the blogging community and it was when I tried Twitter and realised I hated it (:S).

The extra time to blog has been great – I’ve loved sitting at my computer and thinking of ideas and videos that I can do and getting ahead and prepared is the best way to spend this kind of time. I’ve had time to relax too which has been great (I’m one of those people where if I have free time I usually FIND ways to fill it rather than just sit there, blame my mum for that).

What does Christmas mean for you? Especially my fellow blogging community – do you use your christmas for more posts and videos, or use it to completely forget about blogging?

I can now take this opportunity to say a big MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all, be safe, spend time with your loved ones and I can’t wait for what the next year will hold!

Thanks guys,

Roshni xxx

P.S. I can’t believe people are still reading my posts. If you have read up to here comment saying something like ‘CHRISTMAS ON FLEEK’ hahahaha

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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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Deborah Lippmann ‘Roses in the Snow’ – Review

Hello People!

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far :). I’ve got a very BEAUTIFUL nail polish set to review for you today, by Deborah Lippmann. The set is called ‘Roses in the Snow‘ and features a gorgeous blush pink, muted shade and a pretty pink glitter top coat. You can buy this set from Selfridges, (apologies may be out of stock), Look Fantastic, and I think you can get it from Harvey Nichols too (my family and I had an early, fake Christmas and my sister bought this for me as a present :)).

This set is packaged so nicely, it actually has snow in the clear section of the packaging <3

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I’m really a massive fan of blushed pinks at the moment and have been wearing this colour in every way that I can!

The bottles are so pretty, I love the way the actual glass bottle is different to normal polish bottles because at the bottom there is a chic looking indent in the base of it. The bottle tops have a pearlescent feel to them which make them feel really luxurious. The shades themselves are stunning…‘Modern Love’ is the blushed pink polish and ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ is the pink glitter.  The shades and the formula is very good – but I can’t say I’m wild about the staying power of these.

Using my trusty Seche Vite top coat the tips of the polish still wore off, and the glitter top coat adhered well but didn’t last very long. I found that the polish was PEELABLE by around day 4 – which is a real shame. I don’t know if this is due to the formula OR the fact that I used Seche Vite over the top (usually it lasts a lot longer than that, sometimes two weeks).

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I really like the shades of these polishes but I have to say I was disappointed with the lasting power – when you think about the price of this set it is quite a lot for just two polishes where the bottles are actually quite small. Something like Essie would probably be better value for money and the formula could be better too!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

On a quick note, I’m pleased to tell you I am almost at 300 followers on Instagram and I’m now on 425 followers on Blog Lovin’!

Thanks to anyone who is following me, I genuinely love being part of these two platforms and I am particularly obsessed with Instagram <3

Thanks for reading,

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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Green Foiled Cream Eyeshadow Review from Born Pretty Store

I’m all up for make up products that make your life easier. If you are in a rush to get ready, one of the places you can save time is when creating an eyeshadow look.

I love products that can change your make up look dramatically with the least amount of effort, and the newest product I was kindly gifted from Born Pretty Store does just that. I actually have an exclusive 10% off discount code which you can use in the store…on top of that they offer free shipping worldwide too!

The product I got was this Highlighting Eyeshadow, which is only $1.99 and I chose the number 05 which is a gorgeous olive-y green shade. It is a curious little thing as it comes in a little round plastic ball with a screw top, where it holds a doe foot applicator so although it says powder, it’s actually more like a cream eyeshadow consistency.

What I also love is the colour range, if you take a look below you’ll see just how many colours they have!

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The best thing about these is that although they come with a teeny tiny price tag, they actually swatch really pigmented and they last very well too. I’d recommend using a thin eyeshadow primer with these just to make sure it holds well, but other than that the quality is excellent and I’m definitely impressed.

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As you can see I swatched this in different lights so you can see the colour payoff…what was interesting was that in warmer lights (like top right) it actually comes off more silvery than in cooler toned light.

I really love this and a quick swipe of this on the eyelid (and a blend, don’t get me wrong) as you are getting ready will help to make your make up more interesting and make it look like you’ve spent ages on it!

Remember, you can use the code RO1H10 on Born Pretty Store’s…store, to get 10% off!

Thanks for reading guys,

Roshni xxx

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Zoella Let’s Spritz Body Mist- Better than the first?

Hello everyone!

Today I have a quick review for you which is based around the Zoella beauty range – more specifically the body mists that she has launched in BOTH rounds of her beauty products. I tried a number of products from her original collection and loved most of them – the fizz bar smelled amazing and the candle I instantly burned out!

In particular one of my favourite things that I completely used up was the Blissful Mistful body mist. This was a really unique scent to me, I hadn’t ever smelled anything like it. It was packaged in an orange metal and glass spray bottle, so this made me think it smelled a bit like oranges too. It was generally very citrus-y and fresh which I really liked.

As I said I used that all up, then right on time (do do do do do – I’m thinking of that really old song sing it in your head!) she launched her second round of beauty products! These are themed around ‘Tutti Frutti’. I hate the way Frutti looks as a word, it looks like it should be pronounced ‘Frutty’ and that makes me feel a bit sick.

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I was a bit sceptical about how this would smell/look/smell…but one thing you can be confident about when trying something from the Zoella ranges is that it will not smell like anything you’ve ever smelled before! (should I say the word smell some more?)

This new spray called ‘Let’s Spritz’ is the complete opposite of the first body mist. This one is in a blue and pink bottle with a white lace print covering the back. The packaging follows the same theme as the previous range just with tweaks in colour and accents but it’s still very pretty!

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Right I’ve just grabbed the bottle to smell. So….it smells…powdery (talcum powdery new cleaned up baby smell) but at the same time it’s quite lemony and fresh. Don’t let the pink liquid put you off – the range is meant to be geared towards teens. The mist seems like it would be very sweet and a bit sickly from the packaging, but actually I think it is rather grown up – so I’m pretty impressed with that!

It’s a steal at £7 currently in Superdrug, and I think I will end up swapping between this one and the original because I love them both!

Have you tried anything else from the Zoella Tutti Frutti (shudder) range?

Thanks for reading!

Roshni xxx

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The Liebster Award…Round Two!

Hello Erryone!

I have kindly been nominated for a Liebster Award (second time, lucky me) by the lovely Lipstick and Laughter. Thank you Deija! You can read her brilliant post here :).

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I love the Liebster Award because it encourages bloggers to engage with and talk about newer, smaller bloggers. I found that this award really helped me benefit from traffic from larger bloggers and get a bit more integrated in the blogosphere!

I really like writing posts like this, answering the questions is fun and I always get a giggle from reading other bloggers’ posts. My first Liebster award post is available for you lucky lot to read here!

1. Why did you start your blog? 

I started blogging because I remember looking for a make up tutorial online and finding Tanya Burr’s channel and blog. I loved how chatty and informal it was and it felt like I was talking to her in a room! I wanted to share something like that and writing/reading/creative stuff has always been a passion of mine.
2. Where is your favorite place in the world?

Hmm, this is a tricky question. I’ve travelled before for holidays but I’ve never actually been travelling etc. Somewhere I’ve been but I don’t remember much is Goa in India. We went as a family when I was four years old so although I remember very little I just know that if I could be transported there with a click of a finger I’d be very happy indeed! If you aren’t sure why, google it please :).

3. What is your favorite animal?

When I was younger I had two favourite animals. I always used to do projects on them at school and used to draw them and find out facts about them from an ENCYCLOPAEDIA. Yep. No internet in them days. Well, not as a regular thing. I used to love dolphins and field mice. Not necessarily together, but they were my favourite animals. I guess that hasn’t changed much either!
4. Who is your biggest inspiration in life?

My mum. She’s the strongest, kindest and funniest person and I love her very much.
5. Pancakes or Waffles?

WAFFLEZ YO.

6. What is your biggest achievement thus far?

My biggest achievement thus far in my career has been graduating from university and getting into a job where I have had steady progression for almost 4 years now. It made me realise that there is a lot that I can do and that I am prepared to work hard to do it. My biggest achievement BLOG wise happened recently actually. I was actually approached by a brand to work with them and get some samples sent to me. This was so exciting as I hadn’t had to apply for anything, THEY found ME and that shows that I must be doing something right.
7. What is one beauty product that you cannot live without?

Mascara! It instantly makes you awake :).
8. What is your dream job?

Funny you should ask that really, as it’s this! I think that blogging is so exciting and really satisfying when people comment/like/double tap on instagram, makes me smile!
9. What is your biggest accomplishment to date?

Hmm, I think this is kinda similar to question 6 so I’d probably chuck that blog one in this slot *grabs it and throws*…

10. If someone was interested in becoming a blogger what would your key tips be?

My tips would be the following:

  • Make sure you are on all social media and blog circulating sites
  • Don’t put too much pressure on yourself
  • Make sure your contact details and addresses/links etc are correct and up to date
  • Have some fun!

I nominate the following bloggers:

BellaNinaBeauty

Chicinitié

Dorkchops

MakeMeUpMarie

Simplybful

Thanks for reading!

Rosh xxx

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Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Ebony – Totally Worth the Hype!

So, recently I made a purchase from www.beautybay.com after reading a blog review on the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade. I have heard rave reviews about this product COUNTLESS times on youtube and on people’s blogs.

I have always tended to use either eyeshadow or an eyebrow pencil to fill in my brows, but this waxy/watery pomade was a new one for me. I chose the shade Ebony, which is a great ashy brown which is perfect for my brows. It came in at £15 with free delivery, which wasn’t bad at all considering Anastasia Beverly Hills is an American brand.

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The way I’ve been using this so far is to brush through my brows with a spoolie and then use an angled brush like the MAC 263 brush to lightly dip into the dip brow (haha, see what I did there).

When you use this, DON’T smush your brush into the pomade, or you will end up with a thick paste to work with which will make your brows looks a bit drag! If you do put too much product on the brush, I’ve been dabbing the excess off in the lid of the dip brow pot. This helps you slowly build up the colour as you have a very small amount on your brush.

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I just LOVE the packaging. Black and clear glass, gold fancy ‘A’ on the top and just the most satisfying weight to the little jar. I’m weird, I know.

It’s quite a watery consistency when you are using the right amount of product, which is weird as it’s intended to be WATERPROOF. Waterproof eyebrows, whatever else lol.

I really like the finish this gives your brows, as you can be so so precise. Way more precise than if you were using a shadow or a pencil. It does stay on all day and I was really chuffed with the colour that I chose.

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Here is a more recent brow update! (May 2016)!!

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All in all, a great product and I am curious to see what the other Anastasia products are like!

Thanks for reading you lot,

Roshni 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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