Jan 22, 2013

Clinique Gift Box Whole Lotta Color - Curvy Candy, Chunky Cherry, Richer Raisin, Oversized Orange, Super Strawberry (Review and Swatches)

I already did a preview of the Set. You can check that post for product details, ingredients, price and other information. Link for Whole Lotta Color Preview.

All the colors are sheer but I tried to put here the most intense color possible for all colors. These were possibly the toughest ones to swatch on lips so far. After clicking their pics 3 times and rejecting them every time, I did them again on Sunday and I am quite happy with the results got better results than the previous ones and I do not have patience to do 5 of them again for the 5th time!

As I have declared earlier, I used them almost every day for around 15 days in a row. I had to reapply it a lot. While it looks awkward to reapply lipstick in front of other, this one looked like I am rubbing a huge crayon on my lips. And who never liked crayon? So, like a crazy kid I rubbed then on my lips. While they are moisturizing and balmy in texture, I wish they were little more pigmented. Anyone who have pigmented lips - which is like the most common issue faced by everyone in India - will face issues. All the colors might look similar.

Jan 21, 2013

[Readers Question] Recommendation for Hair Curlers in India

Monalisa Asks

"hey I have been following ur blog...i wanted ur suggestion on buying a hair curler for my hair..i dont need a straightener.... can you please suggest ??

u have any idea about Remington ? can you be more precise on the model number n price please if possible?"

Let Your Skin Go Nuts with This Nut

"There are as many uses for the coconut as there are day in the year" - Indonesian proverb. 

Coconut oil was the first product that I was introduced for haircare. My mom and grandma swears by it so, there is always a bottle of Parachute Coconut Oil in my home. For summers, we used to get the bottles and in winters, the dubba ones. But use of coconut oil was restricted only to hair. My thoughts changed when I visited Kerala in summer 2008. We halted at our friend house in Thrissur and her Mom handed us a bottle of coconut oil to massage. That was the first time I used coconut oil for skin and immediately realized its moisturizing. purifying and stress relieving effects (We reached Kerala right after 5 days of exams by a 3 days train journey!!). Now, I know the scientific reason behind it.

Jan 20, 2013

Need of Nerdy Glasses - Cat Eye Nerd and Animal Print Nerd Glasses

I was lemming for the 'New Girl' Glasses when I realized that I got power for my eyes. Luckily I got the some thing like the wack ones of Jess - the animal print geek glasses that I had already shown you here

While these are not easily available here locally, I found this time during my visit to Sarojini Nagar Market that the most people selling glasses had wacky designs with them. There were several tempting designs variation of the one I have but someone it made no real sense to get something similar. 

So, I picked up another wacky design that I always wished to have but was never courageous enough to try - Cat Eye Nerd Glasses.

Jan 18, 2013

6 Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick Swatch - Love That Red, Certainly Red, Kiss me Coral, Primrose, Cherries in the Snow, Fleshtone (Swatch and Review)

I discovered them in Dec'11 when I got Kiss me Coral. I wore it almost the entire winter. Then recently I got the Certainly Red and came to know the history attached to it. I was in Love when I finally got overboard and picked 3 together - Fleshtone, Cherries in the Snow and Love that Red. I also got Primrose from Ebay US but I will come to those details later.

In case you are not aware of them then let me tell you that they are the lipstick that provide the intense color with the smoothest application. Anyone with the pigmented lips will love them because they are opaque. Other than Primrose and Fleshtone, all other leave behind a tint. They last around 3-4 hours easily on your lips with the reds lasting much longer than that. They are not transfer resistant so, you have history of lipstick on teeth then, I won't ask you to try them out.

MAC Archies Girls Collection - Pictures and Details


Yeah...they sure are great! And MAC is bringing a collection featuring the Archies Girls - Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge.

The first time I saw them on one blog, I completely ignored them but today I realized its talked around everywhere. There are leaked pictured, people discussing and guessing. I personally do not have much idea but I think here is what I got after lot of googling.

The collection includes two lines of products-

Betty Cooper - The Girl-Next-Door Blonde

Eyeliner - Black Swan (black with gold pearl) eyeliner

Mascara - Optimum Black opulash mascara.

Eyeshadow Palette - Caramel Sundae eyeshadow palette 
includes Cheryl Chic, Dreammaker, Caramel Sundae & Showstopper

Blush - Cream Soda (Light neutral coral satin)

Face Powder - Flatter Me Pearlmatte face powder.

Lipstick - Bright Betty (pic below) and Something Sweet

Lipgloss - Summer Sweetheart.

Veronica Lodge - The Vivacious, Spoiled, Rich Brunette

Eyeliner - Designer Purple pearlglide intense eyeliner.

Mascara - Bad, Bad, Black (saturated with intense black with extra volumisation) opulash mascara

Eyeshadow Palette - Spoiled Rich eyeshadow palette.

Blush - Veronica's Blush Pearlmatte face powder.

Lipstick - Ronnie Red (bright red) and Daddy's Little Girl (purple) lipstick 

Lipgloss - Cheers My Dear and Mall Madness

There is a huge discussion on at specktra. Here are some tempting pics from Instagram and specktra

Jan 14, 2013

Sephora India Haul (with Experience Around the Store and Brands)

I reached Delhi on Friday morning and the first place I decided to go after I dropped my bag was Select Citywalk Saket. Reason? Sephora! I even took boy with me who endured 4 hours in just one shop with me running from one counter to another. The SAs were really helpful and luckily there were very few girls when I went there.

My main aim was to get Soap and Glory and Burts Bees products. I also wanted to try things from The Face Shop and Sephora but after going though all the ingredients, I decided to stick to Burts Bees for major products.

Jan 6, 2013

Revlon, Maybelline and Physicans Formula Haul from US

The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Body Butter and Heart Exfoliating Soap Review

Its not too cold in here but I was in Delhi last 2 winters and I used to sleep with a hair dryer beside my bed. I never liked to use the blower all the time as it make the air very dry so, a hair dryer comes in handy to warm up under the blanket. (Works perfectly for a cold blooded like me!). Another thing which accompanied me was my favorite Body Shop Shea Body Butter - ahhh the smell but this year, it got replaced with none other than *drum-rolls please*
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Body Butter

Jan 5, 2013

FashioNAILable Launch - L’Oreal Paris Le Nail Art Sticker Launched in India

I saw L'Oreal Paris India FB posting loads of amazing pics with FashioNailAble written on it but I had no idea what were those. I searched (at times like these, I feel like a detective) but I could not find anything worth sharing (Okay, not a very good detective...happy?). But, when I got up this morning, I saw a mail from L'Oreal was in my inbox that I feel that I should share with my lovely readers.

Press Release

For the first time in India, we are introducing an exquisite range of 3D Nail Art Stickers. These fun, vibrant stickers are ‘so chic, so quick and easy to use’ 

Need a manicure but don’t have time to wait for the polish to dry? Get ready to get FashioNAILable with L’Oreal Paris Le Nail Art stickers.
Inspired from luxury fabrics, these stickers are easy to use and can stay on for upto 10 days.  We have three timeless collections that create ultimate nail wardrobe ranges:

Couture- Nail stickers that are inspired from the latest catwalk trends
L’Or- The timeless black and gold nail art stickers can add a vintage feel to your look
Diamantisse - Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! These stickers aren’t just stickers, they are nail diamonds!

Jan 4, 2013

Ohh Goodie Goodie....My December Vellvette Box with Victoria's Secret, Clarins, Clinique, Etc

People who haved liked my FB page have already seen what I got this time as I already did a preview there. I got them on 27th December. I opened the box to check the things and I could not close it back!! I was amazed by the size and quality of the products. On top of it, all the products are very weather appropriate.  Also the box was with a red polka dot ribbon instead of the pink one.

Jan 3, 2013

POPCORN!! Yes, Popcorn for Skin in Lush Let The Good Times Roll Cleanser for Holiday 2012

I LOOOOOOOVE Popcorn!! Love. I even made my mom, dad, boy and even grandma addicted to it so, you can image my craziness for that. In fact, I love anything with corn! So, when I saw these in Lush website, I had to get this.

What is this ‘Lush Let the Good Times Roll’? It is a Limited edition cleanser from Lush made of corn and essential oil and contain bits of popcorn for exfoliation. The 1-2 full sized ones are just added on top. Ohhh Lushhhhh

Jan 1, 2013

Happy New Year '13 Nail Art and My 12 Best Moments from 2012


I think most of you reading it are out of your hangover or are feeling lazy in you bed (I am in the second phase now!). So, Hellooooooo darling! 2013 is here!!!

Hope it brings great luck for you and things that you will cherish forever.

I hope you find the love of your life if you haven't so far and of you have then I wish you get to spend more wonderful time.......this is the frustration of long distance love speaking!

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