Thursday, 30 December 2010

Lil Miss Refreshed: New Years Resolutions *

Experiment with makeup
I have a lot of makeup. I hardly use a lot of it - i tend to stick to the same things every day and every night. I always watch youtube tutorials but I never ever try them out. Obviously I won't be wearing this fairy look for everyday, but I'm going to start experimenting with different looks :) 

Spend less on skincare
I'm going to spend less on skin care. I have used my skin as a test subject this year - trying out lots of different skin care products in order to achieve perfect skin. This has made my skin worse; I'm going to stick to what I've got and aim to improve my diet. You can only rely so much on skin care products.

Try out Nars makeup
I have always wanted to try out Nars makeup! It is quite pricey but I'm only planning on purchasing a few blushers from that line, mainly: Nars Torrid, Luster and Sin. Thanks to Emma for the inspiration :) xx

Work out atleast four times a week
 I really want to work out more than 4 times a week. I want to be able to fit into a bikini for the summer. I'm currently using the 30 day shred, Jillian Michaels Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism, and 10 minute solutions Burn off Belly Fat. This Christmas break has made me so lazy! When I'm working or at uni I work out when I get home, I want to get back into the routine because I always feel super amazing after I exercise.

Keep organised
I do keep my room tidy at all times but I'm not that organised. I always forget things for uni and work. My aim is to set my bag as soon as I get home from work/uni.

Keep an accounts diary
I want to keep an accounts diary for 2011. I am more of a saver than a spender (believe it or not) but I really want to know where most of my money is going. I used to keep an accounts diary before but I was far too lazy to update it.

Control my moods
During a certain time of the month, I become really moody! I also get moody when I am frustrated (e.g. when I can't get something to work). Apart from that I'm incredibly sweet  and I am usually happy and smiling:) I want to be able to control my anger and stop taking it out on others. I know it's extremely hard when you're on PMS but I'm going to have to force myself.

Be more confident.

I can be incredibly shy sometimes. Also, when people compliment me I always tend to dismiss the compliment and end up saying something horrible about myself. E.g someone said I looked nice, I said 'it's just the makeup, I'm actually quite vile''. I hate the fact that I'm like this! I think it's probably due to the fact that I was bullied in my teens (it did not make me stronger). I'm only confident and loud around the people I love the most. I want to be like this all the time. I'm currently reading a Paul Mckenna book about confidence and it really is helping. I also want to stop worrying about what other people think of me, argh I hate being so paranoid! 

What are your new years resolutions?

Monday, 27 December 2010

Lil Miss Naughty and Nice: Products of 2010 +

Hi guys! 

Hope you all had a fab Christmas!! 

Christmas day for me involved lots of chilling - namely watching lots of films,opening presents, eating lots of food and hanging out with family :) Good times.

Anyway, this is a tag from the lovely 'BrittanyLove' 

It involves listing your:

5 naughty products that disappointed you this year!
5 nice products that amazed you this year!

The Naughties:
Studio Fix Fluid is probably the worst foundation I have ever used. It felt so heavy on my face, it looked extremely shiny and my dry skin was totally exaggerated when wearing it. Furthermore it broke my skin out like crazy!!! I had spots for months afterwards. I would advise you not to buy this foundation if you have sensitive or dry skin.

Mac Penultimate Liquid Eyeliner. This is seriously the worst eyeliner I have ever used. I spent £11 on it and the liquid barely came out. When it did it looked kinda grayish. Seriously I would avoid purchasing this eyeliner - you can buy like 3 drug store ones with £11.

L'Óréal Paris Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer .This was the first primer I tried. It also put me off trying primers! I don't even know why I purchased it - my skin is quite smooth anyway. This product felt really unnatural on my skin - it didn't sink it and it made my makeup look worse. It also ruined my skin - it didn't cause me to break out but it made my skin look really dull for weeks (I'm pretty sure it was this product). I still don't get why people love this product??

OPI nail polishes. Yes they come in a wide range of colours and are insanely popular with bloggers but I frikkin hate them!! They don't last very long at all - I applied a nail polish at 10am. By 3pm it had mostly come off. This does not happen with any other brand. I used a base coat and top coat and everything. I think I'm the only person in blogging world to hate OPI nail polishes lol!

Victoria Jackson makeup. I don't know what possessed me to buy a Victoria Jackson makeup set. The sales people chat a lot of crap '' Victoria Jackson brushes are equal to, if not better than Bobbi Brown brushes''. Bullshit. Seriously the worst makeup I've ever used. The ingredients are shocking, the colours are disgusting, the brushes are horrible, the blush broke me out (a blush has never broken my skin out before) and the eye shadows are powdery. I would avoid this brand like a plague if I were you!!

Wow I sound so mean. Hey I just spent my hard earned money on this crap so of course I'm going to be a little bit agitated :P

The nice:
Loreal voluminous mascara - this is seriously the best mascara I have ever used. The best thing about it is that it is under £10 and is easily accessible. It literally makes my eyelashes look fake. I've had so many compliments about them. I like to apply one coat, wait for 5 minutes and then apply another. This is probably one of my favourite drug store products.

 Mac studio fix powder plus foundation. This is probably the best foundation I have ever used. I have used this foundation for years, but I was wearing the wrong shade. I used to be an NC40 but now I wear a C4 which matches my skin almost perfectly. This foundation looks great on flash photography, and it is highly versatile. For night time I use the sponge provided for a higher level of coverage. For the day time I use the ELF powder brush for a lighter coverage. It covers any redness really well and the packaging is great for traveling. I am in love with it :)

Elf warm bronzer. This is my most used cheek product of 2010. It is so frikkin cheap (£3.50) but it delivers. It really compliments my skin tone and you can have a different look everyday due to the 4 different colours. I'd say that this is better quality than any of my Mac blushes. I actually gave my Mac blushes to my sister and my mother. I am in love with ELF products, namely the powder brush and the kabuki. 
Mac lipstick in Ever Hip, from the Liberty of London collection. I love this colour - it is such a gorgeous peachy-coral. I've been wearing it a lot recently. It doesn't dry out my lips and it is buildable in coverage. Unfortunately this colour is limited edition :( I have been loving Mac lipsticks this year, my other favourites being: Cherish, Freckletone and Peachstock.
 Benefit Hoola Bronzer. I have been using this everyday for the past year and a bit and it still has not reached pan! This bronzer is amazing - it's great for contouring and for all over the face. It is quite pricey but totally worth it in my opinion - because it lasts for frikkin ages! You only need to use a light hand with this product because it can make you look dirty. I like the colour of this bronzer. It is more of a golden tone, rather than a red tone. Golden tones look more natural on my skin colour.

This is it! There are loads of other products I have loved and hated but I could only pick 5 for each!
Other favourites have been Sigma Brushes, Mac lipglosses, Mac eyeshadows, Body Shop Bronzers, Sleek Contour kit, Barry M nail polishes, Amie Skin care, Nivea Face cream, Naked shampoos and NYX lipsticks.

What have been your naughties and nice ones for 2010?

I tag everyone!!

Love from Rosh xxx

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Lil Miss Generous: Giveaway winner!!

Hi guys!

Hope everyone is well!

Thank you to those who entered the Mac giveaway! There were over 100 entries! 

The winner of the Mac lipstick and eyeshadow giveaway is: 'Sarahatblusherobsession!'

 Congratulations darling! I am going to be contacting you via email!!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Lil Miss Partied Out: 2 Parties and 2 different HnM dresses +

Hi guys!

My weekend was crazy! I'm not used to going out 2 nights in a row. I am still recovering (and I didn't even drink! haha)

Here are some photos :) I am going to detail the makeup i wore, even though I always wear the same makeup on a night out lol

                                           I added a deeper lip colour for some extra glamour!

Dress: HandM - click HERE to see my blog post about it
Earrings: Primark

  • Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation in C4 all over my face using the sponge provided.
  • Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer in NW30 on my dark circles. ( I didn't apply concealer on my spots because the foundation covered it quite well and so did my hair haha!). I used my fingers to apply the concealer.
  • Benefit Hoola on cheek bones, temples, bridge of nose, chin and jawline to make up for the skin colour difference between face and neck . I used the Sigma SS150 to apply it.
  • Sleek Contour kit in Medium to contour. 
  • The Body Shop Blush Trio in Warm Sunset on apples of cheeks.
  • Sleek Highlighting combo in Peach Shimmer for highlight.
  • Two Faced Shadow insurance as an eyeshadow primer.
  • Barry M Dazzle Dust in Bronze all over lid.
  • Sleek Dust in Vintage all over lid for a olive-green look.
  • Urban Decay Perversion eyeshadow on outer corners.
  • Collection 2000 liquid eyeliner on upper and lower lashes.
  • Urban Decay Eyeliner in Zero in waterline for added definition.
  • Collection 2000 Volume Sensation Mascara on lashes.
  • Eyelure Lashes in No.107 to add a glamorous touch to my barely there lashes.
  • Mac Orb Eyeshadow on brow bone.
  • Mac Ever Hip Lipstick (Limited edition)
  • The fourth photo shows a redder lip - I used Mac lipgloss in Gitane (purchased from last years Xmas collection).
 The next night - wearing this H&M dress which took me forever to get my hands on. It was always frikkin sold out! I liked the dress but I wish it was looser. It felt tight and I felt fat! I tried to take some photos of my face but I looked horrendous! lool!

''I whip my hair back and forth''

Dress: H&M
Earrings: Primark
Bracelet: Primark
Shoes: New Look

How was your weekend??

Love from Roshas xxx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Lil Miss Hairy: Naked Shampoo Review ^

Naked Rescue Intensive Care Shampoo – frizzy, damaged hair

I recently purchased the Naked 'Intensive Care Shampoo' for Frizzy, Damaged hair.

I've used this for the past two weeks and I've seen a noticeable difference in my hair.

My hair is so much more shiny and voluminous.

If you haven't heard of Naked, it's a fairly new brand to come to the UK (i'm not sure if it exists in other countries) but all of the products are free from: parabens, Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS), petrochemicals and phtalates! Here's the link if you want to read more about these chemicals.

To be honest I never worried about the shampoos I used, but recently my hair has been falling out a lot and I decided to venture out into natural shampoos. 

Even though this shampoo does not have SLS it still lathers up - obviously not as well as other shampoos! I've also tried the Naked Shampoo for long hair but it wasn't as good because I didn't see results. I've also used the shampoo for coloured hair (I used my mums') but it didn't lather very well.

Varies. I bought two for £6 but they sell each one for £3.99!

What do you think of it?
I really do like it and I will definitely be trying out other products in the range. I didn't try out the conditioner because I already have many unused conditioners at home. I try to massage in the shampoo as much as possible on my hair. This shampoo hasn't made me break out - some hair products slide down on my face and break my very sensitive skin out.

You get a 250ml product so it should last quite long. I may stock up next time there's an offer.

I like the shape of the bottle and the lid. The lid is one of those 'pop up' lids where you press a button and it raises the dispenser. I think that it would be great for travelling as it seems very secure.

Some people may not like the scent. The shampoo for frizzy or damaged hair smells of sweet almonds - it's probably not the best scent but I don't really mind it. My sister hugged me yesterday and then quickly let go - saying she hated how my hair smelled lool!

Would you recommend this product?
I would recommend it. There are lots of different shampoos and conditioners for different hair types. They also do body washes, face wash, hand wash and so on. You can buy them from here or here.
P.S - not affiliated with Naked or Boots. My honest opinion, as always :D xx

 Have you tried anything from the Naked range?
Love from Roshas xxx 

Monday, 6 December 2010

Lil Miss Chiseled: Sleek Contour Kit Review :)

Hi guys! 

I am going to review the Sleek contour kit, after weeks of telling you that a 'review is coming soon!'

You can purchase the Sleek contour kit from here , or if you live in the UK you can buy it from Superdrug.

I bought the Sleek contour kit in Medium. They sell them in Light, Medium and Dark.


There are two shades. One for contouring (a dark matte brown) and a highlight shade.


 Instructions on how to contour


What do you think of it?
I personally love it! I do have quite a full face and I love slimming it down. The contour kit does exactly that! It consists of a matte brown and a glowy hghlighter. I'm so happy that the brown is totally matte - matte colours are great for definition and look much better on camera!! 

It lasts all day on my cheeks. I've also used this product every single day for a month and the product still looks brand new!

I use this product with an angled contour brush - mainly the B1 Angle Brush by Crown Brushes. It applies it quite well. To be honest, I rarely use the highlighter - it does nothing for me! I've used it few times during the day and it did give me a nice, subtle highlight but it barely shows up on flash photography. I prefer the Sleek Glo in Peach Shimmer for highlight. I'm going to start contouring my nose with this product (but only very slightly!)

The packaging is very sleek (no pun intended). It is quite small - which is perfect for travelling! I like the fact that there are instructions too.

The highlighter is mediocre. It barely shows up - might as well not wear it. The matte brown is a little bit too dark but once I blend it out it looks fine. If the brown was too light my cheekbones would not look contoured. I would not mind trying the 'Light' shade next time.

You can also use this on the crease area of your eyes to make your eyes appear larger. Moreover, use a very light hand with this product, you don't wanna look dirty!

Would you recommend this product?
100% yes! I am in love with it. This is a product I've been using every single day! I love it - it is now a staple in my makeup collection! It looks great in flash photography too!

How does it look like on you?

During day time:

During night time:

As you can can wear it during day and night! 

P.S - not affiliated with Sleek or Superdrug!!

Has anyone tried it yet?? 

Love from Roshas xxx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Lil Miss Talkative: Follow me on Twitter :$

Hi guys :)

I'm on Twitter now. Actually I've been on Twitter for ages but now all of my lovely readers can follow me if you want :) 


You can also click on the image on the right ====> 
See you guys on Twitter xxx

Lil Miss Shopoholic: Fancy little haul %

Hi guys! I went shopping today - naughty me - I actually intended to go sari shopping for my 21st birthday but I went to Primark instead!!

I always find nice things in Primark - people who judge Primark because it's so cheap don't know what they're missing out on!!

This dress is actually from Time. It's a cheapish shop that I always thought was quite tacky. My sister made me go in and I found this very beautiful dress! I love it.. and it was only £20!!!

 I also bought these gorgeous little boots from Primark. They are soo comfy and very cheap at £12!

 I bought these stunning earrings from Primark for a mere £3! I love them - I saw similar ones in New Look too!

 I love this top! You can wear it during day or night time. During day time I would team it up with jeans and night time with tight black leggings and high heels ;) This is also from Primark and cost only £8 :)

Random Face of the Day :)

What did u get up to during the weekend? 

Love from Roshas xx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

:) Lil Miss Pondering: In and Out (November) =


I am loving the snow. I love looking at it! It makes my road look so pretty :) I also like the fact that I can go home early from uni and such :) However, I hate walking on it because I always slip. I really hope that we get a white Christmas in the UK this year. 

I love Christmas time. I love how happy everyone is and I also love looking at the beautiful decorations that people put up. It truly is a merry time. I also love the fact that Christmas is falling on the weekend so we get Monday and Tuesday off :) Woohoo! Moreover, I love eating mince pies and spending time with the family. I try to cherish Christmas time as much as I can. 

Sleek Contour Kit
I've been loving the Sleek Contour Kit! I wore it pretty much every day in November. I have chubby cheeks and I've always wanted to have high cheekbones. This gorgeous product fakes it for you. Obviously mine are not as defined as the model above lol! I'm going to do a full review on this very soon so watch this space....

            Pink Lipstick
I have been loving experimenting with different lip colours as of late! I've been wearing a lot of different shades of pink recently. My favourites being Nyx Tea Rose, Mac Ever Hip L/S and Mac Magnetique Lipglass (I bought this in last years Xmas collection). I used to wear a lot of Mac Freckletone L/S and Mac Cherish L/S but I've been loving bolder colours - perfect for winter in my opinion. 

 I have been loving all sorts of perfumes lately. I really want to purchase Dolce and Gabbana 'The One' and DKNY 'Night Delicious'. They smell really strong and spicy! My HG perfume is Pink Sugar by Aquolina but I really want to venture out in the world of perfumes - it's highly populated too lol!

Skin care

I've recently been experimenting with different skin care. I've got a few spots on my jaw line and I've been trying hard to remove them. All the different products have made it worse so I've gone back to my usual routine (Clean and Clear face wash, rose water toner, Nivea Soft Moisuriser) and my skin is healing. My sister never even takes off her makeup at night and she has the most perfect, enviable skin! I've decided to stop buying any more skin care products, drink more water, eat better and stress less about my skin! Also, Sudocream seems to work wonders in removing redness lol :) 

I really don't like X-factor this year! There is not much talent as there used to be. I think Rebecca is amazing! Cher Lloyd seriously annoys me - she can rap but she can't sing. Even Cheryl Cole annoys me - her rant towards Wagner was so mean and personal, her true colours came out that day! I actually went to the X-factor auditions this year and it all seemed like a fix. It's all about what Simon Cowell wants lol. Oh and Zain Malik is gorgeous - I know he's way younger than me but I'm only looking :P lol


I do love shopping - which girl doesn't? However I also love saving (I can be really stingy sometimes lol). This month is going to be a month of indulgence - lots of parties, buying outfits for the parties and last of all - presents. I am quite generous when it comes to presents - I just love looking at someones reaction when they unwrap the wrapping paper but I'm going to be quite frugal this year. I rather save for a better future. It's the thought that counts anyway :P

What are your ins and outs? x