My September Beauty Wishlist :D

Hi Guys! 

I’ve posted wish lists before and this is definitely one of my favourite types of posts to write. It has a kind of PURSE FREEDOM that is very liberating, but potentially very dangerous. Somehow, posting about having/buying these products makes you marginally more comfortable with the idea of parting with money for these products.

It’s a double edged sword. 

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Here we go! Go grab a nice beverage and read up on my latest beauty lusts:

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ASOS and H&M Clothing Haul! NEW Video Alert…

Hi Guys! 

I have a new video for you – I’ve filmed an ASOS and H&M haul for you where I show you what I’ve picked up over the past month or so…

What I tend to do now is collect up things I’ve bought and then show you in one go – that kind of haul lifestyle where everything you show you’ve bought in the past two days is just not sustainable!

(It also includes something from Matalan, which came as a bit of a surprise to me as well lol).

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NARS Orgasm Blush – With Swatches!

If there’s one product that’s been on my wishlist for a very long time, it’s this one. The NARS Orgasm blusher is a cult classic and I had always wanted to try it.

I’d say this NARS blush isn’t really for those who are shy with make up – this looks so pretty on but it’s quite an intense flush of colour (as the name would suggest!). This would look great with a full on make up look and it is so pigmented a little goes a long way.

I picked my limited edition blush up at Feel Unique and it came in a beautiful NARS box with a pretty summery overlay – you know that this is special and no wonder so many beauty followers love it!

NARS Orgasm

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The Dry Skinned Girl’s Best Friends…

Favourite Skincare for Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, finding the right moisturisers can be quite difficult. You want something for day time that’s not too shiny, that you can layer make up over and for night time you want something that will hydrate your skin but not break it out!

A tough ask, some might say! I’ve got dry skin and even though it’s summer it doesn’t really change between the seasons so I’m pretty much stuck with it all year round (often it gets WORSE in winter which is exactly what I want..not). The amount of moisturisers you see up there might SEEM like a lot but often layering is the best way to lock moisture into your skin, stopping you looking like a dehydrated orange :’).

One thing that it’s important not to forget is protecting your skin from UVA/UVB rays (I dunno what the difference is between the two I just know that they are bad) so using a moisturiser with SPF’s in will help your skin stay smooth and free from sun damage!

I’ve heard some skincare-y people saying that the small amount of SPF in moisturisers isn’t enough to actually protect your skin from sun damage…but I’m not sure companies could make that claim if they didn’t do some good towards the cause *shrugs*.

Here’s what I use to keep my face from looking like shrivelly fruit!

The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist, £9.50 –

If you have dry skin and the myriad of options for skincare are bamboozling you, if something says ‘hydrating’ you should pick it up because it will be helpful for your skin. I’m on my third bottle of this mist, it’s such an easy way of hydrating your skin and adding an extra layer to help your skin stay fresh throughout the working day (depends on how hard you work too, lol). I use this as the first step in my skincare, spritzing it over my face and then I apply the following:

Origins GinZing Eye Cream, £20 –

I’ve been loving using this Origins cream, it’s been a staple in my morning skincare and it’s perfect for applying under make up. This is quite a thick formula cream but it smooths into your skin really well – it leaves your under eyes looking glowy but this cream doesn’t have any sparkle/glitter pigments in it which is excellent.

I’ve just started using the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer at the same point that I’ve started using this under eye cream, which was a bit silly because I don’t know which out of the two has caused my skin to feel SOFT AS A CLOUD BABY’S BUTT. It may be a combination of both, but I’ve found using this cream and the new concealer this is the best my under eyes have ever looked! As under eyes go, that is…

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Gel Cream, £34 – 

This cream is a gel based formula so this means it packs alot more moisture into a skincare product that has a non greasy finish. This is why this is so perfect for day time! A pot of this tends to last me around 6 months, which is crazy because it’s not actually a big pot of product!

A little goes a long way, so once I’ve scrunched my eyes up in preparation to spritz the Body Shop Mist over my face I will smooth a small blob of this gel cream over my face as well, taking care to really rub it in and massage my skin at the same time. Doing this will increase the blood flow in your skin and this helps keep your skin healthy and glowy!

Paula’s Choice Clear Ultra Light Daily Mattifying Fluid with SPF, £10 – 

Paula chooses good, you know. This mattifying fluid is completely new to me, I got it in my June Birchbox and I haven’t looked back since. Using this as an extra layer of moisture AND sun protectant has been a really lovely addition to my routine and it’s made me feel better about the potential sunlight I might be exposing my face to (it’s Britain though so who knows if the Sun actually wants to put his hat on and come out to play). I put a small amount of this on after the Clinique Gel Cream over my forehead, cheeks and nose :).

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask, £24 – 

So, this mask is a bit like Marmite – you either love it or it makes you feel weird. This is a putty like texture, the mask is described as ‘bouncy’ and it literally is. I scoop up a bit of this and rub it between my palms and smooth over my face and neck at nighttime before bed as this is intended to be a cream/mask for adding hydration overnight. If you can get used to the consistency it really does good stuff to your skin. I feel like when I wake up with a labyrinth of pillow creases on my face, I know I’ve done my bit overnight to help plump them out again by using this!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading up on the things I use to combat dry skin 🙂 they work for me, I can only hope they work as well for you!

Thanks for reading 🙂 till next time!

Love Roshni xxx

 

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My Beauty Wishlist for June!

Every now and then my mind wanders and my bank account shivers with fear, because it knows that there are things floating round in my brain that I want to buy.

One way of quenching this odd materialistic thirst in the blogging world is to create a wishlist! 🙂

It makes you realise how much you would be spending if you did buy those things, it helps you do that thing where you think ‘do I actually need this’ but also it is there in case you want to buy something from it later and you can’t remember what it was called :’).

June Wishlist

So, for the month of June here are the things in my wishlist!

  1. The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops, £10 –

These drops look great, they are available in a light and dark shade so if I was to buy one I’d go for the darker one. You can use these to help change the shade of your foundation, but the most intriguing way I would want to try this is to use it to contour. I’ve seen it being used and it’s quite a thin consistency so it would blend really well.

2. Huda Beauty Lashes in the style ‘Samantha’, $20 or around £13 – 

These lashes have been on my radar for a long time, but they are so damn expensive. So many people I follow on Instagram use these and they look insane when on, also they are meant to be reusable over and over again!

3. NARS Orgasm Blush, £23 – 

In typically seductive fashion, NARS have nailed a ‘shade for all’ peachy shimmery blush called ‘Orgasm’. This is one of those cult shades that looks amazing in the pan and you just know it will be perfect for all skin tones!

4. Certifeye Eye Glitter, Any, £5 for a mini bottle!

Again, this item crept it’s way onto my wishlist via Instagram and these little bottles of cosmetic glitter are literally the best things I’ve ever seen. You would need an adhesive with these rather than just using a setting spray or something, but they look so good! I didn’t realise you could get mini bottles, I bet that’s all you’d really need!

Also, these guys do faux mink lashes too!

5. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, £17.50 – 

I almost bought this concealer a few months ago after I bought my Estée Lauder Doublewear foundation, but then I changed my mind! This concealer is meant to be so creamy, medium coverage with a handy doe foot applicator so all in all it seems to be a pretty good bet concealer wise. I’d love to know if it’s worth the price, you can get so many good budget concealers nowadays, like the Collection Lasting Perfection one but I’m still curious about the UD one!

So in total this wishlist with only 5 items this time totals…

Price for wishlist

Thanks for reading people!

Lots of love, Roshni xxx

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Primark & Mini Lush Haul!

Hi Guys! 

I have a video for you today where I go through the things I bought from Primark and I also picked up a few things from Lush!

I love doing hauls and more importantly I love watching them – although they are dangerous and you should put your purse inside a scorpion cage and leave it a good 10 metres away from you (if you know someone with a scorpion I am suitably impressed too).

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Fortunately Primark hauls won’t break the bank, depends how spend you get! I hope you enjoy looking at the things I got 🙂 leave me a comment with your favourite!

Thanks for reading/watching, as always 🙂

Roshni xxx

 

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Birchbox June 2016 Unboxing :)

Hi Guys!

I have an exciting VIDEO and POST for you where I show you the items that I received in my gorgeous, summery and pineappley Birchbox for June (click for link if you’re interested). This is the first time I’ve ever had a beauty subscription – I have the 30 day rolling contract which means you can cancel pretty much whenever you want.

If you fancy watching the video I’ll add it here, BUT if you prefer to look at pictures and read then carry on!

The boxes cost £12.95 which covers postage aswell and you get a mix of full size/sample skincare and to top it off, the beautiful boxes are so nice you can use them for storage afterwards :).

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This Birchbox was really pretty – so summery and bright with the amazing pineapple print, I loved it!

Inside was a mix of make up and skincare bits – all for £12.95!!

Birch box June 2016 - Pop Beauty Trio

Pop Beauty Eyeshadow Trio - Peach

This POP Beauty Peach Eyeshadow Trio was great quality, the eyeshadows were so soft and they were incredibly pigmented – I’m looking at you, copper shade!

Percy & Reed Session Hold Hairspray

Paula's Choice Mattifying Day Fluid - SPF

I can’t wait to use this Paula’s Choice Mattifying Fluid, it has SPF 30 in and I’m trying to wear more skincare products with it in!

James Read Overnight Facial Tan

I won’t be using this facial tan but I’m sure I can find someone who will get some use out of it! I’d definitely look like Ross from Friends if I did…

Birch box June 2016 Unboxing

There was also an amazing Whish Body CC Coconut Milk Cream which was PACKED FULL of shimmer – it’s hanging out on the right up there now.

Here is a swatch of the cream formula below!

Whish CC Body Cream

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Leave me a comment with your favourite item 🙂

Lots of love, 

Roshni xxx

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A Mini MAC Haul!

Hello Guys!

Happy Friday 🙂

I was lucky enough to get a MAC gift card at Christmas (which feels ages ago I know) but I decided that now was the time to spend it so I bought a couple of items I’d had my eye on for a while.

Mini MAC Haul

Sometimes I love buying stuff from MAC and sometimes I think ‘Well, you’re expensive for what you are’. Often it’s possible you could nip to Boots and get something just as good, but there’s something about the way that MAC is packaged, marketed and presented that just means it’s in such high demand – and reputation IS everything after all (hah, not).

One of the main things I wanted to get using my gift card was the MAC Strobe Cream. Usually when buying from more expensive make up stores I’ll try to limit myself to multitasking products and strobe cream is definitely one of those things. You can mix strobe cream into your foundation to give you an extra glow or you could use it on it’s own as a beautiful Unicorn colour highlight – it’s like fairy dust in a tube.

I bought the travel size which was £10, I placed my order online as well for ultimate ease and no wading through teenagers huddling around the lipstick stands *thumbs up all round*

MAC Strobe Cream

You can see the gorgeous purpley/lilac reflection off the explosion that happened in the top of the cap! Lol I just used that to highlight my arm, as you do (I just wanted to see what it looked like, there was quite a lot so my whole arm was on fleek).

This will probably last me forever which is why I didn’t think it was necessary to buy the full size – travel size is enough for me!

The second thing I got was this gorgeous mini eyeshadow palette which is the Dusky Rose x 9 palette. I’m not sure if these are limited edition or not but they are advertising them for £25 at the moment, which I think is down from £30.

MAC Dusky Rose Times Nine 1

MAC Dusky Rose Palette 1

These are probably at least half the size of a normal MAC pan, which I don’t think is clear from the website but it definitely is a mini version, like travel size.

These shadows are gorgeous and really versatile – if you think about it I could totally use these for eyebrows and even for highlight if I wanted to.

I have swatched all the shades below so take a look!

MAC Eyeshadow Palette Dusky Rose - Swatches!

I haven’t used this palette yet but I can’t wait to – let me know if you want to see me create a look with this!

With the order came a free Prep and Prime sample which I also can’t wait to use – it’s so diddy it’s perfect for travel, this is definitely a lil travel sized haul!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading,

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx

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My Room Tour! How to Make the Best of a Small Space…

Hello All!

I have a video for you today which shows you all around my room and how I’ve tried to transform a very small space into a little haven where I can get ready, relax anddddd sleep! Haha 🙂

I love watching videos like this myself and lusting over amazing homeware things that people have got and dreaming of having a larger room to cram more amazing homeware things into lol, so take a look at my room tour – I hope you like it!

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Have an amazing weekend everyone!

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx

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OGX Biotin & Collagen Haircare – My god this smells insanely good…

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OGX is a brand that I have always loved – whenever I go into Boots I always sneakily wander past the haircare aisle to see if there are any offers on the brand because that’s when I love to pick up supplies and try out new ranges :).

I have been using these OGX Thick & Full Biotin and Collagen products for a few weeks now and I have to say I’m really blown away by the quality and the amazing scent that these products have. Since chopping my hair last year into a short bob I have been really trying to take care of my hair and use products that will promote hair growth and health.

The first products I tried were the shampoo and conditioner – I LOVE LOVE LOVE the packaging of this range. The deep purple and fancy gold colours really scream amazing quality and nourishing ingredients. The colours also make me think of a far eastern country and the scent of this range is so heady and musky and delicious. If you imagine like a really beautiful smelling eastern market with perfumes and incense and all amazing smells – that is how I would describe the scent of this range and you can definitely smell it on your hair after using it.

(how many times do I want to use the word and)

By the way, the reason the note in the picture above mentions Red Bull is because I had originally reviewed the Niacin & Caffeine range and was convinced that it smelled like Red Bull :’)

The Amplifying Lotion from this range is probably my most favourite product. I used this approximately 10 minutes ago, applying it to damp towel dried hair and running it through the ends. It’s kind of gel like and it smells just as I described – I wish they would launch this as a perfume! It really reminds me of this scent The Body Shop used to sell called ‘Tobacco Flower’ (this is taking me back lol).

OGX Biotin and Collagen - smells so good!

The oil is probably the product I’ve used the least but because this range has such an amazing smell I can’t wait to use it more – I seriously cannot rave about this range enough lol. I’m a preacher!

What is your favourite OGX range?! (It’s ok if you want to say ‘them all’ because I’d back you up big time)

Thank you for reading guys 🙂

Roshni xxx

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