What’s In My Travel Make Up Bag?!

Hello People, 

So a few weeks ago I uploaded my video that tells you all about my travel make up and travel skincare and what I like to take it all in. I go through my favourite multi tasking skincare and make up products to show you exactly how light I like to travel depending on what types of looks I’m going for.

My make up bag gets considerably heavier if my travelling involves a night out so if it’s just a chilled weekend then I can usually get away with a few essentials.

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Go on, give it a watch and then leave a like if you enjoyed it!

Thanks guys,

Roshni xxx

 

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Zoella Sweet Inspirations Range – She’s Nailed it Again…

If you have an internet connection then I am sure that you have heard the word Zoella before – or even watched one of her videos.

She’s a Youtube made blogging icon and has recently expanded her mini empire to have beauty and bath products, she now has two books and has worked with lots of brands in collaborations!

I was a big fan of her first ever beauty range, which was first launched within Superdrug – this one would be classed as the ‘original’…my favourite product from that range was her cute little fragrance called ‘Blissful Mistful’The fragrances have been amazing each time, with the second one ‘Let’s Spritz’ being pretty good but it didn’t manage to knock the original off my favourites list! It was important to be one of the first beauty bloggers in the digital queue on Feel Unique when the THIRD range came out and I can now show you what I got! **BTW big props to Feel Unique for amazing service – everything came like, shrink wrapped and completely damage free, pretty good considering one was a perfume!

Zoella Sweet Inspirations Range

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This mist is really beautiful, the whole of this range is designed to be like a French patisserie in it’s packaging and the smell matches this vibe too. It’s full of almond scents – sweet and soft like a freshly baked cake :).

This kind of scent really makes me smile, 1. because it costs £8 only, and 2. because it’s the kind of long wearing scent you can put on and every now and then in the day you can catch a glorious whiff of it and it reminds you that you actually smell of something nice. Unfortunately it’s pretty much just gone on sale and it’s out of stock lol. 
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The bath salts were something different that I wanted to try – she’s never done bath salts before, only like fizz bars and stuff. So this was really exciting to me and I knew that this would work really well with the kind of scent she’s picked for this range.

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You can tell she is actually a normal person when you look at this product – she’s common sensical (yeah, that’s a phrase, pshh) enough to include a little sticker to reseal the pack! These bath salts have a slightly strong macaron scent than the mist as they essentially need to be concentrated…but they are lovely to use, dissolving in a bath within around 5 – 10 minutes and creating a lovely soft scent. These only cost £6 so they would make a perfect birthday gift!

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The Double Créme body cream is a lovely play on words and an even lovelier scent. I know this is going to just sound like I’m raving about everything but I actually do love everything I got – the packaging is ON POINT and the scent is just so enjoyable to wear. The body cream is only £5 – bargain!

Have you tried anything from this range or the ranges before? What’s your favourite product?

Thanks for reading guys,

Roshni xxx

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What’s In My Missguided Handbag!

Hello Errybody,

So today I have an updated What’s In My Bag to bring you where I grab my Missguided hand bag and show you the contents! Completely unplanned, no idea what’s in there (but luckily there wasn’t anything too embarrassing in there, phew).

This is an update because I previously did the same video but for my Topshop black handbag that I had (I will link that below this one). If you watch the two you will see what 9 months of hair growth has done to my hair!! Haha!

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Thanks for watching/reading!!

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx

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What to do when you’re in a Blogging Rut…

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Quite honestly, my advice to you would be don’t blog. As in, don’t post – whatever you write will more than likely not be your best and you will not be happy with it (especially if you are as much of a fuss pot as me). Ironically, I am in one now (which you will think is weird as I am writing a post.) I wanted to share the way I deal with blogging ruts…

When you get stuck in a blogging rut, I really think the best thing is to embrace it and have a bit of a break! It doesn’t mean that you give up blogging, just make sure that you prepare posts when you feel like doing it and you’re passionate about something 🙂

Usually, you will have the time you need away from your keyboard and then all of a sudden you’ll see something or think of an amazing idea and eventually storm your way towards your laptop to write something.

When you have a blog, there can be a lot of pressure to put up consistent content, but remember that if your content itself isn’t consistently up to your own standards then your readers will more than likely notice.

So I suggest you relax and read up on my tips of what to do when you ARE in that blogging rut…..

(These things are useful for relaxing AND for blogging ruts)

  • Read a magazine –

Whatever you blog about, it’ll be something that you were interested in BEFORE you started blogging. Try and remind yourself of how much you loved it before you started blogging about it – read a fashion, beauty, craft or lifestyle magazine and just sit with a hot chocolate and unwind :). Relaxing means that you will more than likely actually spark something within yourself which will give you some inspo for future blog posts when you’re ready…or not, which is perfectly fine too :).

  • Have a bath –

If you are a beauty blogger like me then having a bath means that you will get to use some lovely products that will really pamper you. A Lush bath bomb, a nice hair mask or a pampering soak will help you unwind and lose any stresses that might have been blocking your blogging know how.

  • Read other people’s blogs and DON’T feel bad about your own –

If you’re like me, reading other people’s blogs would have inspired you to start your own. Get caught up on the posts from your favourite big bloggers and any bloggers you talk to you regularly! I’d take the opportunity to enjoy reading other people’s writing…this will be a good way to enjoy something as a reader rather than a writer 🙂

  • Watch shitloads of Netflix –

Having a break is important to give your brain a bit of a rest. My programme of choice is Pretty Little Liars because I am a season behind so it means I can binge watch it without having to wait for an episode to come out, haha. Getting yourself mentally distracted will at least make you forget about any pressure you are putting on yourself to blog! It’s important to relax if you want to stay creative :).

  • Catch up on your social media –

Catching up on your favourite Instagrammers, Tweeters and Facebookers will remind you what is trending in the blogging arena that you are interested in…sometimes I love going on Instagram to immerse myself in filters, amazing landscapes and awesome make up collections. When you see people linking pictures and posts don’t feel guilt – just remind yourself you are taking a break and that when you are ready you will get right on back to blogging and being bloody awesome!!!

Hope you enjoyed reading…what do you guys do when you are stuck in a blogging rut?

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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My Top Lipsticks with Swatches! MAC, Nyx, Topshop…

Hi everyone! 

If I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front I apologise – things are pretty darn busy round these parts. Today I have a new video to bring to your attention! I was inspired by Kaushal Beauty to film my own Lip Swatch video which features my favourite lipsticks within my collection so you can see what they look like on, the formula/colour pay off etc.

I found her video really useful as it gave me an idea of what the lipsticks look like on brown skin tones – this will show you what kind of undertone the lipstick has (it could have a blue undertone which makes teeth look whiter, or an orange undertone which is slightly harder to pull off)

I hope you enjoy watching! I’m pretty proud of this video as I tried to edit it to music a bit!

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Thanks for watching/reading my words that I write

Roshni xxx

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Quick Christmas Day to Night Make Up Tutorial!

Hello guys!

Merry Christmas first of all! I hope you all have an amazing day today with loved ones and get everything you were hoping for.

I have a really quick and easy make up tutorial for you today which is a make up look to take you through from day to night if you are going out in the evening – you don’t have to wear lashes if you want with this look, it depends on what you are comfortable with!

I really hope you enjoy the tutorial, if you could leave a like if you did I’d appreciate it and please subscribe if you are new :).

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Also make sure you eat loads of food today!

That’s me signing off for Christmas day…have a good one people!

Roshni xxx 😉

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Almost 5 Months of Youtube…what have I learnt?

I’ve been doing Youtube videos for almost 5 months now and I thought I’d jot down some of the things I have found out as I thought this might be useful for any other Youtube newbs or bloggers thinking about expanding into having a Youtube channel.

It’s a great outlet to be creative on, especially when it comes to editing etc but it can take some time to start a video from the very beginning to finishing it completely.

Here’s a quick run down of the things I have found out/learned/thought about sporadically:

Filming is time consuming but totally satisfying

I love the process of filming, but just bear in mind that things like tutorials can take a lot of time to prep and film and edit. It helps to plan your looks in advance and just get out the products that you know you are going to use…this helps cut down editing time because you won’t then have around 12 mins of footage where you are scrambling around trying to find that mascara you want to use.

Writing tags is the most boring thing on this here planet Earth

I don’t know why the suggested tags on Youtube aren’t better but doing tags is bloody boring. I know it’s important and all that blah blah but even when blogging I hate doing it! I know I sound like an ungrateful sod and first world problems etc but it doesn’t take away from the fact that typing in words when it’s not a post ISN’T FUN. It’s just necessary.

Don’t expect each video to get 1000’s of views straight away

This isn’t a deterrent to say ‘don’t do youtube’ just be very mindful that when you are starting out it’s going to be difficult to get views unless you are Kylie Jenner. Think of ways you can direct traffic to your videos…it might be using Instagram and using BitLy to shorten your URL’s, or Twitter or directing traffic using your blog. Make sure your channel looks great and always make sure you link to your previous videos at the end of the one you have put up.

Be aware of true and sub 4 sub subscribers

There isn’t anything wrong with this at all because a lot of people use this tactic, but sub 4 subbing is a way of people getting subscribers fast basically. Everyone does it, so don’t be down trodden if you get people leaving comments openly saying ‘sub 4 sub?’ because at least they are being honest about it. I’ve done it the odd time but it feels weird so I try not to.

Enjoy it!

More than anything, I’ve learnt that Youtube is actually really fun and a great outlet for creativity. I love putting up a well edited video, or a make up tutorial that I’m particularly proud of. I guess blogging/social media/youtube is quite a self gratifying thing to do but when you get comments, likes and views it is really satisfying to know that people like what you have created!

To end this post, I’m going to leave you with a collage of my favourite video’s I have filmed…if you click it you will go straight to my Youtube channel so if you want to you can have a browse!

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Thank you so much for reading,

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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Girl Online – Zoella Fever Continues…

I know my blog is mainly for make up reviews and tutorials and stuff, but one of the main reasons I started it in the first place was to have somewhere where I could just tell you what was rattling around in my brain.

When I was younger, my mum bought me my first Jacqueline Wilson book. I think it was ‘Bad Girls’ or something like that. Don’t get me wrong, I’d had books before that! My eldest sister was always reading so I inherited a lot of books from her. When I was younger, reading would transport me right into another world with a mere turn of a page. I was obsessed with Matilda, reading it cover to blurb about ten times over. Then came the many Jacqueline Wilson books that my mum kindly bought me.

The thing is, I am a very UNHEALTHY reader. I mean, once I get into a book I will find it very hard to stop reading and function like a normal human being. In particular, sleep becomes second-third priority to finding out what happens to a main character. This means I turn into a bit of a zombie, reading until about 3am but it means I get to find out how the book ends! 😛

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OK, now I’ll get to the main point of this post :). I was kindly given the first novel by Zoe Sugg, of Youtube and Vlogging/Blogging fame. I am the same age as Zoe, but the book itself ‘Girl Online’ is written for a much younger, teenage audience.

I know that Zoe didn’t write this book by herself blah blah blah but I have to say I did really enjoy it. It took me RIGHT back to being a teenager reading ‘The Suitcase Kid’ and the ‘Sleepover Club’ books. The moral messages for a teenage girl were ever present – ‘be confident’, ‘your imperfections make you beautiful’ and my personal favourite: ‘don’t say ginger say auburn’.

I am now old and cynical, so I pretty much whizzed past these Oh So Important lessons in life. However, the story and the characters within it did seem very real and believable. In particular, I think for Zoe’s Youtube subscribers (of which I am one) would relate even more closely. Anyone who has heard Daddy Sugg in one of her vlogs, seen ThatcherJoe in a GRWM video or seen how bravely she talks about anxiety will be able to relate to her nicely written characters easily.

I think Zoe has kept things pretty safe, but that shouldn’t take away from the fact that when it comes to it, she’s written a pretty good book. In spite of the ghost writing confusion, she has maintained the respect of her followers and subscribers.

In summary, (I swear this isn’t an essay) my favourite bits of the book are:

  • The cheeky banter between Penny and Noah
  • Descriptions of Noah
  • The likeness of brother Tom to Joe Sugg
  • Did I mention Noah?
  • Um…Noah.

I hope you guys like this different kind of blog post, I very much enjoy just tapping away at my laptop about things that I’m interested in. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing nonsensical gobbledygook (when was the last time anyone under 60 used that word?!)

Peace out,

Roshni xxx

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Favourite Scents for Summer

We are well into May now and the sun is shining well after we all get home from work. That means barbecues, drinks and fun times in the sun. To take you from spring into summer, I’ve put together my three favourite fragrances to wear in summer.

When it comes to fragrances that are light and fresh, these are definitely the kinds of scents I reach for in the summer time on a daily basis.

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The fragrances above (back to front) are: The Body Shop Body Mist in Vanilla, Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess and the Zoella Blissful Mistful Body Mist. Apologies if you click on the Bronze Goddess link and find that it’s out of stock, that stuff seriously flies off the shelves! Online or real life…

The most summery of all of these fragrances has to be the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess. This is the definition of summer for me, it’s the most beautiful coconut-ty beach-y scent you could ever dream of. What’s great about this is that it has a slight smokiness (which is a bit sexual!) that you can smell once it’s actually on your skin, about 5 minutes after you’ve applied it. It’s perfect for day time, night time, any time really! My ultimate fave.

The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist is a bit of a throw back to my teen years. It’s ideal if you can’t afford scents like the Bronze Goddess which is about £45. This is a very warm, sweet but not too sweet scent that’s perfect for daytime and work. A spritz of this on the wrists, side of the neck and hair is the ideal way to apply as you pirouette on out the door.

Finally, this Zoella Body Mist is the most unusual of the bunch IMO. This packaging is gorgeous, not quite a rose gold but more of a rose copper? *can you get that?!*

The scent as I’ve said is quite unusual, the way I would describe this is probably an orange-y clean, fresh smelling scent. It’s the kind of scent that lasts really well and you can put it on in the morning and then every now and then through out the day get a whiff of it and think ‘mm’. (Well, you might do).

What are your favourite scents for summer? Am always open to recommendations!

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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