Watch me try on the Urban Decay One & Done Foundation!

Hi Guys,

I’ve got a video post for you today where you can watch me review and try on the Urban Decay One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector which is my new everyday foundation :).

I really do love this and you can see in my video that it does a great job of evening out my skin tone (which is a bit all over the place!)

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I hope you enjoy watching this – I enjoyed filming it!

Thanks guys,

Roshni xxx

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Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done – Tinted Moisturiser

I’ve been looking for a new foundation/tinted moisturiser ever since I could see the little glass corners of my Estée Lauder Double Wear bottle.

It took me a good few trips to my nearest Debenhams (where they NEVER have any staff on the flipping make up counters) and many times of me hounding them for samples to get to this point! Cue the picture of the mini sample pots below…

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I’d picked up another sample of the Estée Lauder Double Wear but it was a sample from their cushion foundation stick, a Born This Way Too Faced sample, an Urban Decay One & Done sample and a sample of a Clinique foundation!

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The Concealer I Wish I Discovered Ages Ago…

I don’t tend to stray from concealer to concealer, I find what I like and then I stay put. But there are things that really put me off – concealers that crease, bad packaging and the wrong undertones. Usually, awkward packaging is something I can get over/get around, but after being on my second tube of the Maybelline FIT Me concealer, I had had enough! *stomps on the ground*

It is your normal twisty open tube with a doe foot applicator, all normal nothing to see here. But when you open the tube and pull the applicator out, some of the product collects at the top of the tube where the opening is and this happens EACH TIME YOU USE IT. It ends up getting so messy it’s unusable and impossible to travel with. It was only when I leapt into the Alternative Concealers Pool where I discovered that there are usually much better options for you skin (and your patience).

*in saunters the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, giving it some sass*…
Naked Skin Concealer

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My Eyeshadow Palette Collection!

Hi Guys! 

I’ve been doing as much as I can to stop my make up melting off my face in this ridiculous heat but I thought I’d take some time to show you through my palette collection :).

Some of these are oldies but goodies and some are newer additions to my make up collection. Palettes do tend to take up alot of space – especially when you have a particularly small room like I do. So being selective with palettes can sometimes be a must, read below for my honest opinion of the ones I own!

Palette Central

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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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Make Up Geek Sparklers Review – Disappointing…

A late night Friday browse on Beauty Bay led to a purchase that I was very excited about. Make Up Geek have released a range of ‘Sparklers’ which are loose glitter pots in a range of really striking colours. I had been on the hunt for an emerald green glitter for a while – I even checked Urban Decay shadows but the closest they had is a dark forest green.

I had a look through the shade options and the one that caught my eye was called ‘Martian’. Also, they were discounted so I thought it would be a great chance to buy them! Little did I know that the reason they were discounted is BECAUSE THEY DON’T BLOODY HAVE ANY SIFTERS ON THEM. Apparently MUG have announced that this is why they have reduced the price, to cover the inconvenience and UTTER MESS the little pots create when you try to open them. (You lose a significant amount of the glitter just by merely opening the pot). I have listed some alternatives you can look at below!

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At first I was really excited and expected the pigmentation to be insane, for it to be a really easy product to use. Even from Neve Cosmetics (which I at first didn’t trust) have sifters on the pots.

After opening the pot and losing around half a penny size of glitter, I then sprayed a flat eyeshadow brush with the NYX Make Up Setting Spray to see if that would help the glitter stick and adhere.

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I was sorely disappointed to find out, then later hear that you can’t use this as a simple eyeshadow, make up setting sprays don’t help and the best thing is to use an eye safe adhesive to stick the glitter on. You could try the Too Faced Shadow Insurance glue which is suitable for glitter.

If you are looking for some alternatives to the Make Up Geek Sparklers you could try:

I think I won’t buy one of these again, I will probably invest in a reasonably priced glitter glue like the one above to try but it sounds mega fiddly!

Have you had any experience with good eye adhesives?

If so, let me know in the comments! 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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2016 Make Up Trend Predictions!

IT’S OFFICIAL!!!

It’s 2016 and it feels bloody weird. It’s also my birthday this month which feels double weird – I’m going to be 26 (insert blushing shocked whatsapp face).

I wanted to show you my predictions for the make up trends that will be big this year – then at the end of the year I can see whether I was right or not! In 2015 there were lots of new make up launches…primers, mascaras and new fangled liquid lipsticks. Being a keen user of Instagram I can show you what I think what looks will be big this year and how to get them :).

GLITTER ALL ROUND – 

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Eyeshadow looks featuring glitter and glitter eyeliners have been big in the second half of this year. Heck, even glitter BEARDS have taken off! This is a great easy way to build a party look or a make up look for a special occasion – a simple matte eyeshadow blended into the crease with a glitter eyeliner is a quick way to create a chic make up look.

Or if you’re looking for something more dramatic you could use a glitter pigment or loose glitter to press onto your eyelids…you can use a gentle make up glue or eyeshadow primer for the glitter to stick to. If you are using an eyeshadow with glitter particles in it you could spray your eyeshadow brush with a setting spray to wet the brush and make the pigment stronger.

**TIP – you can click the pictures to shop/browse!**

SHOP THE LOOK – 

HEAVYMETAL

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner 

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Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice

stila

Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Eyeshadow

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Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Eyeshadow

MATTE LIPS – 

Matte lipstick is having a BIG thing now. This is partly down to the likes of Kylie Jenner pumping up her lips and applying what seems to be a nude paint on them (not entirely sure why this is so popular) but I think this is a trend that is here to stay.

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Overlining your lips will help to make them look larger and using a matte liquid lipstick with a lighter lipstick patted onto the centre of the bottom lip will help to create this look.

SHOP THE LOOK – 

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 

Topshop Lip Bullet

MUA Luxe Matte Lipstick

I think these trends are gonna be big through the whole of this year 🙂

What make up trends do you think will be popular this year?

Thanks for reading people 🙂

Roshni xxx

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Some Black Friday Week Beauty Steals…

Hello you lovely people,

If you are browsing the internets then you will be 100% guaranteed to have heard two words. ‘Black’ and ‘Friday’ – the biggest shopping day of the year.

For beauty lovers, it’s great that we don’t get left out (unless you are in Beauty Anonymous where you are nursing your addiction). I don’t think I bought any beauty deals last year but I will most likely be having a browse this year – and I have been browsing a few for you!

I have chosen a few of the best deals I have seen which aren’t necessarily just for Black Friday – today I went to TK Maxx and was amazed to find that they stocked Stila – at prices that are around a SEVENTH of the usual retail price. Amaze.

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Here are some of the best deals that I have seen so far:

HOUSE OF FRASER – ORIGINS GIN ZING EYE CREAM – was £20 NOW £16

This eye cream is a steal – I’ve wanted to try this for a very long time, I know it seems like a lot for an eye cream but trust me, this is a good price if you know what you want!

TK MAXX – REAL TECHNIQUES DUO FIBER BRUSH SET – rrp £23.99 NOW £16.00

I’m not entirely sure if this has had a reduction but from comparing this to usual prices on this kind of set, this price stands out as one of the best. I had no idea TK Maxx were so good on beauty brands!

DEBENHAMS – URBAN DECAY 10% OFF – SMOKEY PALETTE, was £38 NOW £34.20 

If you are able to get an Urban Decay palette with a discount off the usual price, I would say that you have done yourself proud :). This palette has great versatile shades in it for creating day time AND night time looks and would work great as a gift for somebody.

OTHER THAN SPECIFIC PRODUCTS, THE WEBSITES I PLAN TO BE STALKING…

So, rather than bombard you with savings where for some you aren’t sure whether the RRP is real, I can tell you the websites where I will be looking for genuine deals…

Boots

Debenhams

Very Exclusive

ASOS

The Body Shop

What are the best deals you’ve seen?

Thanks for reading 🙂

Roshni xxx

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