Friday, December 30, 2011

My Little Red Riding Hood - Clarins Travel Palette: Swatches!

This time around..I decided to do my long pending posts first...  So here is another one of my cherished possession - more so coz my lovely lil sis gifted it to me. Yeps, the same one who got me hooked to smashbox first through her sojourns abroad!

This was purchased a year back.... I had told her to look around for a travel palette from a good brand ... since I was hunting for one here... but apparently they sell the good ones only at airports... :P beats me why!

Yeah...I am a palette addict... I love the way all beautiful things come together at once in such a small case!

So here is my precious... more so coz my sis is the most generous and sweet soul who reads my mind! :D

Pics& Swatches:
My lil sister's great gift!

Looks like a mini suitcase!

Love at first sight!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Itsy-bitsy Freebie which won me over! Bourjois Mini Eyeliner-06

Bourjois Color Exciting Mini Eyeliner-06

Price- Unknown


I got this as a freebie with some bourjois purchases a lil while back. Seriously I was smitten by this lil beauty the first time I saw it! I wanted it so much - I would have paid for it - if it was not free! :P

Bourjois apparently had a mini range too elsewhere in the world- I dunno if it still is sold in other places or only given as freebies... this one was in a sealed plastic pack - so its not a tester.

I would totally ike bourjois to launch the Mini range over here as it will allow us makeup junkies to buy & try more variety with burning smaller holes in our pocket!

This colour is shade-06. Its a lovely colour- a mix of olive+brown+gold - Like a lovely brownish Khaki I think.... It is a twist-up pencil - so no sharpening-no wastage!

It really looks good on my brown eyes- kind of accentuates them in a nice understated way- but I think it will look good on all Indian girls- its such a universally flattering colour- especially when you don't wont full-powered black on your eyes!
The good news is ,,,,,,as told by the SA- this color exciting eyeliner range is launching soon here. :D

Pics & Swatches: 
The freebie that deserved its own post! shade - 06

I hope You can see all the lovely colours in this (Its a bit more brown- but difficult to capture all its beauty!)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

An itsy-bitsy-tiny-mini Bourjois Haul !!!

So you guys must wonder where I wander off sometimes.... but what can I say...

Anyways my laptop is currently hogged by my hubby tubby... so me not getting much time for my blog!

So what do I do when I am not writing about makeup.... I think about it... then eventually I end up buying stuff... like these little beauties below...(though I m trying hard to not-buy!)

So on my trip to the mall at Tagore garden.... I angled over to Bourjois (don't you love their counter!)deciding I need to swatch their eyeliners... I was hunting for a nice jewel purple eyeliner..(its another thing that the only thing I did not buy is a purple eyeliner!:P )

So I decided to buy this duochrome green liner - I was having a secret crush on for a loooooong time!
(I had to buy something... I had swatched nearly every eyeliner the SA had!)

Then it happened... my inner lipstick junkie could not resist those bourjois lipies.... and I swatched them...
fell in love with this colour.... I said yes when she said she would give me a freebie too (She was sweet unlike that rude SA in GIP noida) :)

So here's my mini haul...
Got myself another lippie and an eyeliner! (the mini one is the freebie!)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Few of My Favourite Things..

Here are some of my favourite things in accessories...

They have been bought in the last year .... and totally loved ...

I wanted to share their cuteness with you guys... so here we go...

Aldo double strand necklace

Necklace from Accessorize

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Inglot Haul Swatches and some More Inglot !!!

Finally I have managed to do the swacthes of my Inglot haul!

So here it is for all you lovelies....

BUT first.... let me tell you the whole story....

Me and my sis were busy hopping around select citywalk in saket... when we saw inglot... she wanted to get some things... I wanted to get a palette for my freedom system haul...

To cut a long story short... Both of us ended up buying the Freedom palettes (completely filled for her... half for me!) See that's what you do when you walk in Inglot -can't get enough of those lovely rainbow hues surrounding you!!!

So I'll let the pics speak now..
Pink please.......

My Black beauty..

Could not resist the rainbows- Finally got 2 of them! :P

This is what I got filled from the store....

Viola! After adding my previously hauled stuff :)

NOTD - Cute lil' bows for your Nails !

If you saw my post about my Accesories haul - you would already know about my love for cut lil' bows!

Now I came accross these pretty 3D kinda nail art stickers in New U and decided to dress up my nails...

This look can be achieved in under 10 minutes and requires only the following 3 things.
Even a novice can attempt this one!!

What you need is a base colour (I chose a nude pink) - nail art stickers and a top coat!

You get pretty nails with embossed 3D bows on them in the end!

Only 3 things needed!
 It cost me about Rs.30/- ONLY
 This sticker was filled with 10 lil bows too.... which are on my fingers now! So it looks a tad empty...

This lasted for a good time (4-5 days) and only about 1-2 bows were scrapped out (with heavy usage!)
The bows look painted on from afar and were not too raised-up .... looked rather nice... Don't ya think??

Plus you can wear this even at work! (at least for me!)

These stickers are available in many shapes... will be surely getting more of these!

How did you like this one guys?

Now I just need to find some strawberries.... (next fav thing to bows!) :P

Friday, December 9, 2011

Get Shiny-licious lips with Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss - Papaya ! Review & Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss - Papaya

After trying and Loving the Revlon Colorburst Lipstick... I was surely drawn to these beauties when they launched here! I must give a pat on the  back to Revlon for launching these in India within a reasonable time of launching it in U.S. unlike ...some other companies (*Cough*MAYBE-lline*Cough*)

Sorry I have bad cold!

I never thought they would take their name literally!! :P

Coming back to the gloss....this is the most unique shade in this range.... a perfect  coral with a dash of pink! this was also the most non-shimmery one!

Being as I am in my 'coral' phase..... I immediately lapped it up!!!

Price- Rs. 475/-

Quantity- 5.9ml

What does the company Say:
A pop of weightless color with vivid, mirror-like shine. Outshines everything but you!
•Micro-crystal formula for 5X the shine of patent leather
•Plush applicator shaped to curves of your lips for smooth, even application of color
•Revlon ColorBurst’s Elasticolor™ technology for rich color with a weightless feel
•Moisturizers and anti-oxidants such as sweet almond oil and vitamin E conditions and improves lip texture
•Available in 15 vibrant, on-trend shades


Looks Yummy! :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Kids on the Block - Avon Simply Pretty Soft Kiss Lip Conditioner : Review & Swatches!

Avon Simply Pretty Soft Kiss Lip Conditioners - Plush Pink & Juicy Berry

Price- Rs149/- (1 for 119/- & 2 for 199/- this month)

Quantity- 6g

What does the company Say: 
 3 Variants in 3 different delicious flavours that leave a sweet taste on your lips. Smooth, moisturizing lip balms with creamy textures and a sheer color pay-off. Leaves lips soft, smooth and supple.

Size compared to Photo in catalogue (they are pretty tiny in real!)

Monday, December 5, 2011

My Experience with + Inglot Haul!

After reading the ever-so-lovely Indian Beauty Central's awe-inspiring and amazing posts on Inglot Cosmetics (also the 30% discount scheme!), I could no longer hold-on to my self-control about no-more lippie buying sprees - and I did what comes naturally to me.... HAULed!

It was a pleasant  and smooth shopping experience shopping with shopatmajorbrands .. the order arrived within 5 days I think.

I chose COD as it was my first time shopping with them. I chose freedom system products - 4 shades of lippies, 2 blushes and 1 eyeshadow(Coz I already have too many that I don't use often!)
Ordering online was tough as many shades are sometimes much different in person!

The total cost prior to discount was Rs.2050/-

Blush- 350/-
AMC Blush- 400/-
eyeshadow - 300/-
Each Lipsticvk - 250/ (X4)

Total cost After 30% discount was Rs.1435/- (yippeeeeeee! Discount of Rs615/-)

I also received a sms when they dispatched the package (although I wish they did so Before office hours begin!)

Outer package- Losse plastic cover

Detailed invoice included inside

Everything packaged compact and strong

Another package inside! - 2 different packages inside for 1)lip and 2)powder products

My Haul! :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Current Obsession.... Accessories ... & a Haul!

I have been going nuts over accesories lately.....
I have been collecting every trinket and bauble I seem to fancy nowadays...

At the recent Trade Fair... I literally only bought accessories...
Besides accessories are always  gonna with you - through the thick and thin... :P  sometimes years after your favourite lippie has gone kaput!

The Thailand stall at the trade fair had some good stuff... so I gave in to temptations... and here is what I got...
Besides some stoles, a shawl and a bag..:D

Here's a sneek peek..

Thursday, December 1, 2011

How about Berries 'n' Yoghurt for your Skin ? Oriflame Very Me Smoothie Foundation! Review & Swatches

Oriflame Very Me Smoothie Foundation - Ivory

Price- Rs. 279/-(watch out for offers!)

Quantity- 30ml

What does the company Say
 Get an extra vitamin kick for your skin! Like a smoothie for your face, this nourishing foundation is enriched with berry and yogurt extracts to give you flawless, picture-perfect skin. 30 ml.

Cute purple n black packaging

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fall-Winter 2011-12 Makeup Trends !

Winter is finally here... :)
I for one, love winters - as long as you don't ask me to turn up early in the morning! I love the stylish jackets, the cozy mufflers, the unlimited hot cuppas I can enjoy, I love how the winter makes my skin less oily and more manageable! :D
The best part is now you can indulge in makeup without worrying about the sweat and grime!

Here are some of the things which are hot for fall-winter makeup trends!

  • Dark/Vampy Lips  
 Dig out your purple and burgundy lipsticks girls, its the time to flaunt dark, vampy lips! Yeah... winter is the time for darker colours like berry, purple, Bordeaux & maroon to take the centrestage.
Afraid of wearing it full-on?? Try wearing it as a stain and layering gloss on top of it !

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sweep away the nightmares with Estee lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover - Review!

Estee Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

I got this as a part of a set a couple of months back which was recently on scheme in US.
I was out of makeup remover so this is the one I started using first! :P As all of you makeup-istas already know - One should always remove all makeup before going to sleep or you can have nightmares NEXT morning !(Break-outs or even worse!).
It is in GWP packaging of 30ml, which will last me for quite some time as only a small quantity is needed for removing my eye makeup. The whole set is as pictured below.  It includes two pure colour lipsticks (Nectarine, Boise de rose), Splash away foaming cleanser, Double wear zero-smudge lengthening mascara, Perfectionist CP+ wrinkle lifting serum + a spacious tote bag! I got this set from Ebay when I got a Rs.500/ off coupon on any purchase above 2000/-(Global easy buy) so it cost me about Rs 1650/ for the whole set.Not a bad deal eh! :D
(BTW Rs.1650/ would get me ONLY 1 Estee Lauder Lipstick in India!). I wonder when these brands would launch such gwp sets in India!

I will review other items in some time...
Estee Lauder set

What does the company Say:
This gentle, lightweight formula works quickly and gently to remove powder eyeshadow and other eye makeup.

Sweeps away without leaving any oily residue—so you can reapply eye makeup immediately after use.

Oil-free formula won't damage delicate skin.

  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers
Transparent blue bottle- travel size

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Order some Colour for your cheeks from Colorbar !

Colorbar Blushes - Peachy Rose & Cosmic Rose

I have a confession to make.....
I was a blush-virgin for almost until I got married..... and then
I used to have just one blush after my wedding :-O (which I had bought just prior to my wedding!)
and then .....
When I stumbled upon some pretty blushes like Physicians formula blush and Lakme earth Rose trio ….
I knew I was missing something…. & now I have a whole bunch of them…. In all shapes and colours!

One of the most frequently used, out of all of them, are the colorbar blushes…. :)

Colorbar blushes are available in many shades from shimmery to matte finishes.

The shades I am reviewing today are Peachy Rose and Cosmic Rose.
Peachy Rose is a coral-peach colour with shimmer and Cosmic Rose is a matte mauve blush.

Price- Rs.250 /-

Quantity- 6 g

What does the company Say:

Available in five shades, Plum Brown, Cosmic Rose, Fuchsia, Peachy Rose and Just Earth, the Blusher accentuates the cheek area giving a glow to the face. This talc free, silky powder contains a moisture balance formula that is easy to blend and keeps the skin smooth, hydrated and nourished for soft cheeks with just the right hint of color.


From Left to Right - Peachy Rose & Cosmic Rose

From Left to Right - Peachy Rose & Cosmic Rose

From Left to Right - Peachy Rose & Cosmic Rose

From Left to Right - Peachy Rose & Cosmic Rose

My First Blog Award!

As you all know by now that recently I had been MIA, as I have been keeping busy with some work commitments... and then my website went on a blink...

BUT finally good things have started happening.....  :D

The lovely Sunaa from Itz Raining Beauty has given me this special award for my blog!

About this award :

           This is an award given to blogs that have less than 200 followers and deserve more recognition and encouragement.There are some guidelines that has to be followed while giving or receiving the Award.
1.Thank the blogger who gave you the Award.
2.Pick 5 small blogs that are worth the honors.
3.Spread the words about Liebster Awards

I want to pass this award to the following lovely bloggers..

  1. Anceeta from Confessions
  2. Shwetha from My Makeup Thoughts
  3. Namita from Vivacious flair
  4. Sam Ram from Sam Ram Beauty Blog
  5. G.G.G from Glitter Glamour Grace
Do check out their blogs... they sure are going to get you hooked!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Beautiful without Parabens with Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Color Comfort Lipstick

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Color Comfort Lip Color- Soft Orchid

Price- $9.99

Quantity- 2g (looks much bigger)

What does the company Say:
100% paraben free and made mostly with caring natural ingredients like shea butter etc.
I got a few of these lipsticks sometime back on Ebay as they seemed like a good deal. This particular shade is such a soft, pretty pink that I had to review it.

Lovely matte mettalic green packaging

Monday, November 21, 2011

Black or White?! Ponds Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam

Ponds Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam


Quantity- 50g

What does the company Say:
Ponds reveals its little black beauty secret with its new Pure White facial foam! It has the technology of activated carbon which attracts the deep seated 'black' dirt caused by impurities, oil and makeup to reveal the pure white you!
It is the first of its kind to be formulated with activated carbon which works with "black attracts black" . Carbon , when heated or "activated" becomes 8x porous ; hence increasing its ability to detoxify and gently exfoliate dead skin cells while retaining the needed moisture.

Sleek black squeezy tube packaging

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Get your Cheap Thrills with Avon Simply Pretty colorbliss Lipsticks!!

Avon Simply Pretty Colorbliss Lipsticks

Price-Rs. 139/- (Watch out for current offers!)

Quantity- 4g
What does the company Say:
Blissful medium to full colour finish with added natural moisturizing complex that helps retain moisture and improves suppleness. Contains vitamin E. Glides on smoothly, makes lips look instantly softer & smoother. Feels lightweight and non-sticky. Enriched with Jojoba oil, soyabean oil & rice bran oil which help retain moisture!

New Purple Packaging

Left to Right - Whisper Pink, Mango Mania, Darling Mauve

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Give you feet some Love this winter with Oriflame overnight moisturizing avocado foot cream!

Oriflame Overnight moisturizing Foot Cream with Avocado & Aloe-vera!

Price- Rs.229/-

Quantity- 75ml

What does the company Say:
Care for your feet while you sleep with this complete treatment to condition, soothe and freshen feet with avocado extract and active moisturisers. Use overnight with or without socks for softer feet.

New Version
The older version

  • I have been using this for a long time(you can see my old tube above - almost finished there! Bought my new tube when it was on offer!).... though I get lazy in summers - in winters its a MUST! It really makes a lot of difference in just 1-2 nights only. I just apply it liberally on my feet, wear my socks and go to sleep- overnight my feet become noticeably softer and smoother. I have tried the other foot-creams from Oriflame - but this one gives the best results!
  • I don't use anything  on my feet in the daytime as they tend to sweat with creams... so this nightly treatment is a life-saver.
  • It is decently priced for this quantity.
  •  Only available through oriflame consultants!
The Last Word:

M.I.A - A Busy Schedule & Some Website Trouble!

Hey guys,

I was  really busy few days back with work and deadlines... When I finally came back to my my utter horror it was mysteriously marked "Attack page!". Seems like some nasties were playing up... and not just with my site!

My fellow blogger "Indyabeauty" was also attacked similarly...

However, Many frantic work-hours later I was able to get my site back to its normal... non-attacking, friendly self!

I hope all of you are doing good .... with the holidays coming up... I only want the best of things to happen now!

Here's wishing the very best to all of my pals!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Like Shiny Disco Balls???Revlon Skinlights Illuminator Lotion- Review & Swatch!

Revlon Skinlights Illuminator Lotion - Peach Light

Price- Rs.750/-


What does the company Say:
Crystal complex with vitamin C & E evens skintone for all-over radiance.

Helps improve complexion.

Oil-free - no animal, vegetable or mineral oil

Peach Light
A sturdy pump dispenser

a golden coloured liquid


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