The Outfit and Make Up I Wore to my Work Christmas Party!

Tis the season for office work parties, tra la la la la laaaa la la la la! The very meaningful decision of what to wear comes to the fore and you’re left with a predicament. This post is by no means a guide of what to wear but it will how you what I decided to wear to my work Christmas Party, and how to get the look if that’s what you’d like :).

When you have a work/office Christmas Party, consider the venue. Mine was quite a corporate event so I decided a black outfit was what I would go for. I wanted something smart but still quite glamorous, so I opted for a bardot style top, with an above knee length skirt that had a black feather frill. I love this little detail on this skirt – it just adds a touch of chicness to the outfit in a really subtle way. Paired with some nude platform high heels and a statement necklace, it’s a simple outfit but I think it looked quite appropriate! Ignore the dirty mirror…

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Here are the shoes…which I did manage to walk in for ALMOST the whole night!:

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For make up, I wanted some dark smokey eyes but paired with a very nude simple lip. For eyes, I used the MAC Painterly Paint Pot as my base and started to blend some Black from the Lorac Pro Palette into the crease.

I applied Matte Liquid Eyeliner from Maybelline along my lash line and did a small flick, and applied some Glitter Eyeliner (which is also from Maybelline) over the top. Lashes were Red Cherry Wispies and I smudged some of the black eyeshadow along my lower lash line too :).

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I hope you guys have enjoyed this post!

Let me know what you wore to your Christmas parties…:)

Thank you for reading!

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx

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Antique Gold Glitter Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a new tutorial for you to watch with your beautiful eyes! It’s a look centred around the new eyeshadow trio I got from Born Pretty Store last week.

The trio contains the most gorgeous dark brown/gold glittery shade and I just knew I had to use it in a tutorial at some point. Turns out I couldn’t wait any longer!

To see my review of the palette, you can click here!

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This look features a glittery smokey eye, winged liner and false eyelashes, but a nude slightly overlined lip. I kept the rest of the face very simple as the eyes and lashes are the main focus.

I hope you enjoy reading and watching my tutorials and posts, feel free to leave me a comment if you did!

ALSO – my Blog Lovin’ news update is that I have hit 350 followers!

My next aim is for 400 but seriously I’m amazed new bloggers are still following…is only me writing about what I like about make up! Lol :). Click the image below if you’ve stumbled upon my blog and fancy giving it a follow!

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Thanks for reading you guys,

Roshni xxx

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Jewellery Haul – Gold & Pastels

Posting on a Wednesday night?! What is this! You lucky lot…

I have some pictures for you to drool over today. NO, noooo not Ryan Gosling (not my personal cup of tea, I’m more of a Chris Hemsworth kinda woman)…but BEAUTIFUL JEWELS JEWELS.

In preparation for a friend’s wedding, I had my dress, my shoes, blah blah. The thing I didn’t have was any nice/suitable jewellery. Cue me fretting in Accessorise trying to find some jewellery that would look like it was bought this year.

My dress was from Lipsy; it was a red/orange floral print strappy dress with a rigid net skirt using the same print (it felt wonderfully swishy). The jewellery I picked to go with it was quite simple – a statement necklace, some band bracelets and a set of gorgeous rings!

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This necklace is lovely! It sits quite high on the neck as it isn’t a long chain, but it is a statement necklace that is quite pretty and dainty at the same time. Though I’m praying none of these stones fall out…

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I also grabbed a set of rings – don’t worry, I paid for them – which were a mix of straight gold bands and twisted, with really pretty pastel coloured gems. I stacked a few of these on top of each other for a laid back/boho look.

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Lastly, I picked up these beautiful band bracelets. These are slightly bendy so all you have to do is bend it slightly and you can get them on your wrist. The jewelled ends either side are so pretty, and although I bought them for the wedding I have already been getting lots of wear out of them.

What are your favourite shops for buying jewellery from?

By the way this post isn’t sponsored I just love Accessorise :p

Thanks for reading guys!

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My Obsession with Dainty Jewellery

Hello Everyone!

I have an obsession with dainty jewellery, particularly necklaces and earrings. I think there’s something so beautiful about a slim, delicate chain with a small, simple pendant. On asian skin as well, bright golds and silvers look really pretty!

The shops that I think are best for dainty, delicate jewellery are probably the usual suspects: Accessorize, H & M, and Topshop! I think gold is my favourite style, with silver and copper coming a close second. I have a picked a selection of my MOST favourite pieces for you to peruse below:

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This necklace is my most recent purchase, from H & M (I think it was around £4.99). This is quite a pale coppery colour, and it has a really thin chain and a simple horse shoe and circle design. The only thing I get annoyed about is untangling it!

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This is one of my favourites 🙂 this necklace I bought when I went to Turkey with my sister. The shop was quite big, but it was run by a very old man with a white beard and shuffly sandals on. This is a REALLY thin gold ball style chain, with a bright blue and silver round pendant. The chain is so delicate that I have to be quite careful with it as I’m always scared it’ll snap!

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I’m so pleased with how this photo turned out! This necklace is a beautiful chain with triangular amethyst stones. I like how there are 5 (an odd number always looks very satisfying) and the chain again is very dainty and thin. I love the bright purple of the stones against the coppery/gold chain.

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This last necklace is from Accessorise, part of their ‘Z’ collection. The jewellery from the ‘Z’ range is a bit more expensive, but the pieces are usually so beautiful and dainty that I think it’s definitely worth it. The stones on this necklace are like a light aqua blue, so set against the bright almost yellowy gold it’s really striking. Something about it makes me think of Greece, they carry that style through to the packaging and font in the range design so I love that all the pieces are designed within the same style.

What is your favourite from the bunch? Or are you the opposite and loving in your face blingy necklaces and earrings?!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni 🙂 xxx

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#ColourMeMarch – What outfit would I wear to the Cheltenham Races?!

Hello Everyone!

I was recently lucky enough to be accepted into the etailPR Blogger Network and stumbled upon their campaign for the Cheltenham Races Ladies Day which is on the 11th March. Although I’m unable to attend the event itself I love an excuse for a bit of online browsing 🙂 and so I’ve put together an outfit that looks off into the distance, to Spring!

I really can’t wait for spring and for the weather to get warmer, so the outfit that I’ve put together would be perfect for those days when it’s sunny and you are in the mood to wear some bright colours!

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Dress from River Island, Bag from Topshop, Necklace from Accessorise and Shoes from New Look!

I went for a coral strapless lace dress (£40 from River Island), as this colour stands out from the crowd and the way that the lace falls below the hem is really beautiful. I have always loved lace dresses like this, that aren’t too restricting like the long sleeve versions you can sometimes get. This would also be very comfortable if you are standing by the racecourse cheering on your horse! (GO JIMMY GO, I imagine there’s a jockey somewhere called Jimmy).

I’m most definitely not a hat person, this statement stretches to fascinators too so instead to accessorise I’ve gone for a statement coral and gold necklace (£12 from Accessorise), and a simple black clutch bag (£28 from Topshop) that can have the handle looped around the wrist. This means once again when cheering on your horse, you can wave your arms in the ayer like you just don’t cayer, without spilling your 101 beauty ‘essentials’ all over the grass.

Finally, these slingback cream court shoes (£17.99 from New Look) are probably not the most practical part of the outfit but damn would they look good. Just hope that it doesn’t rain the night before…and to combat the grass you can get some of those heel add ons that appeared in Dragons Den that let you walk on grass without sinking! Genius!

What do you think to this outfit? 🙂

If you fancy entering this competition, all you need to do is upload a picture of your chosen outfit  and share it via Twitter. Make sure to use #ColourMeMarch and upload it before 1.50pm on Cheltenham Races Ladies Day, 11th March. Also don’t forget you can follow @ColourMeMarch to keep up to date and see all the other entries! Make your entry direct to the website here.

What would you wear?

Roshni xxx

(I would like to note I would wear two shoes, not one).

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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:

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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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Gems from the Post Christmas Sales…

Hello!

I thought I’d show you a few of my favourite things that I bought in the post Christmas sales. I know we are well into the joyful throes of January now, but it’s never too late to show off your shopping (in my opinion).

I think I was pretty good this year and I didn’t go mad. Not like Christmas time when my Dad was getting increasingly annoyed with the number of deliveries arriving at our house…oops.

The first place I went to was Matalan, where sometimes I go and find nothing, other times I go and just want to buy EVERYTHING. This time I was more sensible, and picked up a few essentials (ehem).

The first thing was this beautiful statement necklace, which has pale pink and dark purple gems/bits of plastic in. It was half price from £10 to £5, bargain!

Although it looks wuite orangey in this light, the gems are dark purple!
Although it looks wuite orangey in this light, the gems are dark purple!

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I think this would look great with a black high neck top, to really add some colour to an outfit.

The second thing I got from Matalan was a gorgeous grey wool scarf. Not the massive knitted type, but more of a softer, kind of blanket like scarf. It is so so soft, and I instantly feel warm when I put it on! It was £7, down from £12.

Don't you just want to crawl in there and curl up like a cat...
Don’t you just want to crawl in there and curl up like a cat…

The third, and probably my most favourite thing that I bought was from The Calendar Club and it was an Edward Monkton Diary for 2015 (it had 40% off as 2015 had already started, making it only £5.49!

The animations and little sayings in it really make me smile, and it always makes me think of my dear friend Geri who first showed me Edward Monkton.

TOAST. REVENGE. 'Nuff said.
TOAST. REVENGE. ‘Nuff said.

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Cutest dancing/zombie potato ever.
Cutest dancing/zombie potato ever.
He looks high. Think this pig's on...OINKSTACY?!
He looks high. Think this pig’s on…OINKSTACY?!

I told you guys I was sensible with the shopping!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Rosh x

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