Mar 31, 2012

'Sleek' Peek - My Sleek Makeup Haul

When Pooja of IBC mentioned in her blog that Sleek is giving 50% off on international shipping, I could not wait but satify my hunger for Sleek ASAP. I placed the order on 19th March (Morning in India), the customs stamp shows it was there on 20th and I was having it on  26th (Morning in India) and this is pretty fast delivery!


What I got from Sleek

Obviously the eye palettes!

Oh So Special - Love at first sight!


Mar 29, 2012

6 Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Swatches (India Launch)

Pic was from Maybelline website. Cropped, edited, collaged by me.

We generally have to wait a lot for Maybelline products. After the whole world has tried, tested and awarded a product, we get to see its face. We must be real special for them as they only want us to get the tried and tested stuff *sarcasm*

Anyways this year for a change Maybelline decided to launch a lot of products (So what the NewU SA told me turned out to be right!). Some genius in the company who definely knows a lot has decided to launch only 6 shades out of the 12 shades as the genius might have realized color variations in India is not much *more sarcasm*


Bourjois Paris Volume Glamour Max Definition Mascara in 51 Max Black


Even with my small and sparse lashes the idea of applying mascara never occurred to me. Skipping many years and coming to about one year ago Maybelline was having some offer ( a gift on purchase on INR800 or something) and I could not reach the figure. The SA (who was a guy BTW) suggested me mascara. He applied DAL (Define A Las) and CVE (Colossal Volume Express) on eyelashes and I ended up with DAL. I also got CVE after DAL was finished as DAL was discontinued. It didn’t work for me and I finally realized that only the mascara with bristles are better for me. The one with brushes (no matter how dense) are useless.

Skipping few months, I finally found the one with bristles till the end of the wand and with spaces between the spikes – Hello, Bourjois Paris Volume Glamour Max Definition Mascara in Max Black.


Mar 28, 2012

Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish 09 Diva Coral Swatch


I have really really really really lost count of the stuff that I want badly but either they are not available in India or do not even ship to India. I ended up buying my NYX and Physicians Formula stuff from ebay (NYX from Ebay and PF from Ebay) but then I am not sure if I want to do to regularly...but I will have to as there is no other way out.

So, again recently there was this 4 nail polish set from E.L.F that was for just 5$ and I really wanted was not available anywhere (btw its even out of stock now in E.L.F website). I loved one of the colors – Party Peach in that – the way it looks in the website. It looks too orange in the swatches that I saw online.


As I can never have it now, let me stop talking about it. But as my mind still craves for a similar color I instantly got this MaxFactor when I saw in the store without even swatching it.


Mar 27, 2012

A/W 11 Bourjois PARIS DELHI SHANGHAI Sweet Kiss 81 Rose Folks Review


Pink, it's my new obsession, yeah 
Pink, it's not even a question 
Pink, on the lips of your lover 
'Cause pink is the love you discover

These words by Aerosmith are finally heard by Bourjois which launched 3 new sweet kiss shades in their PARIS DELHI SHANGHAI : AUTUMN/WINTER LIPSTICK TRENDS 2011 Collection


URBAN OR ETHNIC, SUBTLE OR FLASHY, DARK OR FAIR, PINK IS AT THE CORE OF THE 2011 CATWALK TREND.

Be daring and embrace the ethnic trend in just one flick! Take your pick from our 3 new luscious Sweet Kiss pink shades and get ready to dress your lips in radiant colour.

3 pinks, 3 shades to suit all styles and leave your lips looking soft and irresistible!

The formula is enriched with natural Argan oil and vitamins C* and E with an incredibly soft and fine texture, for maximum comfort and up to 8 hours of moisture.


The three new shades are 



Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder Unifying Powder Review + Where to Buy


To be frank, I have nothing much to hide in my face. I hardly had pimples while growing up so no marks as well. You might never find me buying a concealer but as other use foundations and powder, I always crave for them just feel more like a lady. This Sunday when I went to Bourjoius counter I saw this little red angel and instantly I felt - Nothing can make me look better than a red compact.

I already adore my Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation which by the way is used only 10% so far, and it has been with me for seven months! I got this in the exact shade as my healthy mix foundation without even swatching it in the store. But when I opened it at home, I felt it was a bit darker. But since I am still tanned, it was perfect for me.

As this is soo pretty and I wanted to share it with you, I took this to the office on Monday and my colleague (yes, the one who tried to make bows on my right hand in the tuxedo nail art) said - Do you even need to use this? There is a long story after that which I will tell in another review.

What the website says about this -


Mar 23, 2012

Revlon Colorburst in 075 Peach Review + Swatch

I got this when after a few month of Revlon Colorbrust launch in India. I was not sure if I wanted to shell out 575 INR for something that I might or might not even sure. At that time I wanted something peach and no one was able to fulfill that thirst of mine (well it’s still unsatisfied. If you spot those Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in Peach then please let me know)


About Revlon Colorbrust – 

 -Instant burst of rich, true color with a featherlight feel
-Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate color release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless color that feels like a second skin
-Available in 20 gorgeous shades, including 5 new shades! (Well I think all the 20 shades are not even launched in India…forget the 5 new….it will be too optimistic to think that way)


EXPERT TIPS:
 
Apply directly to lips for beautiful, high impact color. Can be worn with or without lipliner ( which by the way got me into thinking….when was the last time I wore any lipstick with a liner)

Mar 21, 2012

Delhi Blogger's Meet - Divo HK Event - Picture Post

In case you are bore with the events posts then I have to shamelessly accept - I cannot help it! Finally I recieved pics from Sonal of healthkart.com of all the pictures of the meet....big hugs and lots of kisses for Sonal for uploading all the pics on Picasa...

Disclaimer - The pictures here are those given by Sonal and have their watermark. I have edited few of them a bit.

All the bloggers who attended.




Ruchika who is the head of Divo giving us the leaflets. I have mentioned them in my post Haircuts for Different Face Shapes


Mar 20, 2012

Givenchy Makeup Coupon Code - 30% Discount!!!

Remember on where to buy part of most of my product reviews I end up suggesting MedPLusBeauty for their huge unbelievable discounts? I guess you also rememeber how I was happy to see big brands being sold online. I guess the time has come again when I mention MedPlusBeauty again for coming with both the points together - Givenchy Makeup on 30% discount! Now on top of the regular 15% discount ( which BTW the not very general thing), you can get additional 15% discount on Givenchy Makeup.


 Here are the words from the MedPLusBeauty Team -

We are very pleased to inform you that we have decided to allow you and the visitors/followers on your site to get an additional discount of 15% on Givenchy Makeup. We will be issuing a Coupon code to you, which you can provide to your visitors/followers. This coupon code can be used by them to avail a discount of 15% over and above the current prices on our website. This comes to a whopping discount of 30%!

Indulge in Givenchy Makeup!
 

Mar 19, 2012

Tuxedo Nail Art is Going to be Legen- Wait for it .....

Barney Stinson in the 3rd episode of the first season of HIMYM -  It's gonna be legend-... wait for it... and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY!  


Yes I am HIMYM addict and this is still my personal favorite. But I also Like - Suit Up!


Source


Recently one my colleague was moving out to B'lore for 3 months and Friday was her last day in Gurgaon office. I always wanted to do something on her nails but it never happened. Finally one this Friday I got the opportunity to do something on her nails. Yes nail art in office and that too in office rest room!
It was simple bow that I did on her but then I also did something on myself - Tuxedo nail art.  




My another colleague wanted to do it on my left hand when I warned her that I have do be in a blogger's meet so better be nice.


"Wow! What are you wearing?"


I got shocked as things were still to be decided and she got cautious and messed my right hand. I did it again when I got home but then it didn't turned out to be Barney Awesome as.... have some pity for me as I get back to home around 8 pm after a full time job and then have to dedicate time to blog as well!


And also then I had to worry about something else - What to wear? - I guess we all have this disease..hae nah? Luckily my nails helped me choose my dress :D

Mar 18, 2012

Tress It Up - Hair Cuts for Face Steps + 4 Easy DIY Hairstyles



Thanks to Ruchika, Sonali, Bhavika & Imran, I could meet so many bloggers and also know so much in their recent event TRESS IT UP in Delhi. This is actually from the leaflets given to us in the Divo event. As it was organised by Divo and Healthkart.com and they are the one who gave me these, I claim no ownership of the material.I have only clicked the pics and hence the watermark......

(PS: if they say I should remove them then I will remove them)


Types of Face Shapes



No face cannot be a perfect one from these 6 but any one slighting tending towards some other shape. So, decide by the chin and not the whole face in case of huge confusion. The hair cuts below are just a suggestion to bring best in your face and soften the edginess.

DIVO Products - Paddle Brush, Combs, Accessories and Nail Care - Review


I am sure you must have heard about DIVO products by now. I was lucky enough be part of their recent seminar/event organised by Healthkart.com and Divo where I got to meet some other blogger and people organizing the event. It was my first event and being a part of it just being in this blog world for the 4th month running was really nice :) They shared some hair care and hair styling tips ( I will do a post after I receive the pics from them as some pics from my camera has come like urghhhhhh)


So, this is what I received.


Mar 17, 2012

My First Giveaway Winner!


I am soooo tired today that I cannot put that in words. But I am super excited as I went to my first ever event where I met many other bloggers and also because today I am to declare the winner of my First Giveaway.

Before everything let me thanks everybody who participated. Big thanks for supporting it and putting it in your precious blogs. Bigger thanks to all those who gave their suggestions. They are very precious for me.

All my comments were lost or hidden or blah blah so I did a post to remind and check if your entry was with me or not. I have added all old and new entries. The sheet is now updated.


And finally...the Results of my first giveaway!




Mar 16, 2012

How to Make Fizzy Foot Soak / Bath Bombs + Iraya Foot Soak Fizzy Lavender Review, How to Use, Where to Buy


I always wanted to visit an Iraya store. The idea of selling fresh face masks in ice cream containers was too exciting to be missed. So, will lot of planning as the only store in Delhi in very far, I landed there. (BTW they have started online shopping option in their website Iraya.in)


Along with the other stuffs I got here is something that I want you to share - Iraya Foot Soak Fizzy Lavender.


Iraya has two variants of foot soaks -

1. Foot Soak Fizzy- Lavender - cleanses, tones and relaxes the feet.
2, Purifying Foot Soak Fizzy- Neem, Basil & Mint- cleanses, tones and refreshes the feet, antiseptic, anti-inflamatory

Mar 12, 2012

The Symbol of Art & Culture in Cultural Capital of India - Visit to Nandan

Just before leaving Kolkata, I could find no other post better than this. Nandan.

Nandan - the symbol of art and culture in the the cultural capital of India. A place that started in 1985 sharing its site with in Rabindra Sadan complex with the Rabindra Sadan stage. Inaugurated by Satyajit Ray and the logo was also designed by the man himself.


Other than the Rabindra Sadan stage, the Nandan cinema and cultural complex place is near to all the other important cultural places of Kolkata like Academy of Fine Arts, Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi, Gaganendra Prodorshonshala.

The place is sponsored by the govt to facilitates awareness about flims. It still shows 3 shows in a day ( 1400, 1600, 1830 Hrs) and has a seating capacity of more than 1000 people. The tickets ranges from 30, 50 and 70 INR but don't be afraid that the crowd won't be good. The young and the aged who visit this placed are generally those whose offices are around this place and the offices are to be frank either some cultural place or have people who are culturally inclined. The other class of people that can be spotted are those who comes to watch theater shows in Rabindra Sadan. I have spotted 3 TV stars (even talked to them as they were very polite) and 1 person from Bangla band (but this is not 100% sure as I just caught a side glimpse) in just 2 visits to the place.

Beauty Formula Moisturising Shower & Bath Coconut Butter with Vitamin E Body Wash Review + Where to Buy

I was shopping with my dear friend on Friday full day bunking office because she convinced me that we will miss out all the good stuffs as sales has just started and everyone with buy the nice stuffs over the weekend. And like my general mall routine, I entered into New U and saw this. I am already using a boots hair treatment in coconut (which BTW smells so awesome that people always confuse it as something edible) and with those thoughts in mind I picked this up.



Mar 11, 2012

NYX Eye Pencil 923 Electric Blue & 930 Teal Review, Swatch + Where to Buy

Happy Sunday Everyone..

I know I am doing a product review after a very long time....guilty! Anyways I got them from Stylecraze (read them here).


Description and Ingredients

Mar 10, 2012

5 Days to Sweet&Bitter Giveaway - Check you 7 points! ( CLOSED )

Hi Everyone,

As I mentioned many times I am having huge issues with IntenseDebate. I wanted it because the people who comment can leave the links to their post but after 2 months of struggle I uninstalled it today. All the ID comments are gone but I still have my account so can check those comments if need be. I will badly miss all your sweet comments..*sob sob*

Anyways coming to the point - As the comments are gone and there was also a lot of confusion with the entries made in the Giveaway post, I decide to summerize the entries.



The question always asked - International? - Yes  Oui  Sí  Ja  Hai  是  N-ae .... it is :)

Random Accessories from Kolkata

When I say accessory in Kokata the only destination is Gariahat. If you love junk jewelry then this place might look like heaven for you. You might jump up and down or even sing a song with happiness...LOL...well to be true its an awesome place but then you have to keep your eyes open as its a very crowded place and you might not spot what you want in a second.

I wanted to do a post on Gariahat but now as my days to go back to Noida is approaching I guess I won't be able to do that. There was also a surprise post for you all but then it also seems like a distant dream now. Now let me stop being gloomy and show few stuffs that I have got so far.



Mar 7, 2012

Help Me - Suggestions for Styling

At times I just buy things with no ideas why. Most of the times they just fit and mix and match with other. At times I simply cannot figure out what to do with them. 90% of those are given away to others who seem to work it out but then some are too loved to be given away. Following are the ones from that category...


So, fashionistas please give your suggestion. Anything from belts to whatever you think is right is welcome. These end 3 inches above my knees so will prefer something under them also as in NCR anything above knees is considered naked by the men unless you are visiting malls etc.

Mar 3, 2012

A trip to Vardhaan Market, A Shop named 'Lady Gaga' and My New Bag for Office

Vardhaan market is a shopping complex in Camac Street, Kolkata (really love how Kolkata has the English named streets). It is a three level shopping complex - basement. ground and first floor housing the best in cloths, night wears, bags, silverware and everything of latest trend. It primarily houses stuffs from Thailand and Bangkok. The quality of the stuffs can be trusted blind folded and the designs are also unique.

When I was in collage, Vardhaan market was my way to know the latest trends. The trend of wearing kurti with legging was first spotted by me there in 2008 summers. When I wore them in collage people who absolutely had no idea about this gave real stupid comments. 6 months later, I saw them wearing it and still people wear it that way. Vandhaan market was my source of getting the most IN trends without burning a whole in my pocket.

There is another reason too. I was raised in a complete multi-cultural environment when when I listen to people talking in the same language for a whole month, I get irritated to the code. As I am in Kolkata now and even in Andaman people talked only in Bengali, Vardhan market was my much needed dose of North India as the sellers and 90% customers are based from northern parts of the country.

Long story short,here is what I got. I was real short of money so could not get something really fashionable but I got these 3 tops for INR 1400.


Really loved the colors. I also loved the ruffles on the mustard top.

Vintage Roses Nail Art with Tutorial

Vintage Roses Nail Art with Tutorial
Vintage Roses Nail Art with Tutorial

Hello, Dear....I here again with a new nail art with a tutorial. Hope you like it... :D

I have told this so many time how plain nail polishes bore me. This February I spent almost by wearing one single color Moss Agate because I was not carrying any polishes with me in Andaman and lucky for me the polish did not chip much. As I am still in Kolkata with very few nail polishes, I ended up using whatever I had to create this nail art.


Vintage Roses Nail Art with Tutorial

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