Oct 30, 2013

Happiness is Something Unexpected

Happiness is Something Unexpected

The Memorable Perfume - Boy was in town and I got my package (Huge one!) containing Innisfree products (coming up soon!). While taking out the products, I found ‘Marry Me’ (This is not any proposal!). I have finished mine and wanted to repurchase. He remembered this and got me another one! Just to surprise me. This is one of my most loved perfumes. You can read the review here.

The Fuss About Nail Paint - L'Oreal introduced ‘Color Riche Nail Top Coat Confetti' with black and white glitter. I asked many Ebay sellers but no one was willing to ship to India. I waited that to come to India and L’oreal launched collections after collections but Confetti was missing.

And on Saturday, I discovered ‘Fuzzy Coat’ by Sally Hansen sitting pretty on the store. I had no idea about it and I just grabbed it. Purchase of the week!! Right now, on my toes and finger nails.

Oct 28, 2013

A Look At My The Nature's Co Beauty Wish Beauty Box (8 Products!)

After a week's delay, I got my The Nature's Co Beauty Wish Beauty Box.

And it has 8 products! E.I.G.H.T products.

The products are for my liking - mostly scrubs and masks!! Each sample is of sufficient size to decide how they will work for me.

Oct 26, 2013

NEW!! Sally Hansen Sugar Coat and Fuzzy Coat Now Available in India!


I was delighted to see two things today - a SLS free soap bar that was here in India for decades I think (I will come to that after some days) and the new coats from Sally Hansen. 

The Sally Hansen Sugar Coat and Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat is now available in India. I cannot express how happy I am at the moment.

The Body Shop Mask And Scrubs in Sachets ( Seaweed Iconic Clay Mask, Tea Tree Mask, Vitamin C Microdermabrasion) Review

To our good luck, The Body Shop India runs great offers these days. I am not saying the unbelievable 50% offs on all store items like I see for US stores but leastways there are offs like 20% on 4 products or 30% on 2 or more bath products etc.

I wanted to repurchase my Rainforest shampoo and to avail the 20% off, I got these as well.

Frankly, I was thinking they were sheet masks but when I came back home, I realized that these are trial sachets of face packs and scrubs! Whom was I trying to fool to get more discounts?

So, I now have

Seaweed Iconic Clay Mask (Mint Blue),
Tea Tree Face Mask (Green),
Vitamin C Microdermabration (Tangerine) (Scrub)

Oct 21, 2013

Blue Monday | New Skincare and Haircare Products (Herbal/Natural)

Few hours back I received this package from Slassy.com and discovered that the products received on Monday are Blue....ahhhh..Poetic justice....

Which are the Blue Products?

I got the trusted Sally Hansen Remover. I have tried the Pink variant (Sally Hansen Strengthening Polish Remover) before and this time got the Blue variant (Sally Hansen Fast acting Polish Remover with Vitamin E and Chamomile / Salon Formula Safe for Sensitive and Artificial Nails).

And after months of pain, I might ....repeat might....be able to finish the NYX Green Tea Cleansing Oil. It is a real pain to use the product (read here why) but as it is works so, I cannot throw it out (bloggers ethics!). Displaying the empty bottle of the cleanser in my empties post will be a real achievement for sure. I wanted to go back to my trusted Maybelline one but then L'oreal one have the same formula at a bigger size.

Oct 16, 2013

Ohhh Soo Yumm is The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Body Butter and Scrub [Review] [Limited Edition]

The Body Shop Vineyard Peach is one of those ranges from The Body Shop which I believe they have successfully nailed! The products do smell like actual juicy peaches. Love Love Love.

I finally have these after a wait of one year!

The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Body Butter Scrub


Oct 12, 2013

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in India Swatches - 15 (and More)

Left Top to Right Bottom - Maybelline Color Show Constant Candy 401, Coral Craze 221, Orange Fix 214, Fiesty Fuschia 213, Tangerine Treat 406, Keep Up The Flame 215, Buried Treasure 221, Shocking Sea 303, Denim Dash 503, Blackcurrant Pop, Devil Wears Purple 012, Mint Mojito 404, Tenacious Teal 301, Sweet Sunshine 405, Silk Stocking 501

Something that I thought will never come to the Indian market is now present in every beauty store. The Maybelline Color Show has a bigger price tag in US and UK compared to the mere 75 rupees here in India. While the local shops are retailing them at 70 INR, the counters at Shoppers Stop and Pantaloon are giving a discount of 15% if you purchase products worth 600 rupees or more (and 20% if you purchase for 1500 rupees). 

My first Color Show was Wine and Dine. Last Saturday, I got little more excited and purchased 16 nail paint!! A lot....I know but I want more. Here are the colors I have– 

Oct 9, 2013

PR: AVON Introduces Designer Jewellery Collection For Weddings By Pallavi Dudeja Foley

Add glamour to your party look for weddings!
Introducing new designer jewellery collection

This wedding season, indulge in style and craftsmanship as Avon brings you exclusive jewellery inspired by Indian motifs, Mughal era and contemporary India. The range is of the finest quality and workmanship that allows you to experience the joy of beautiful heirloom. The new collection has special designer range designed by renowned Jewellery designer Pallavi Dudeja Foley. The mesmerizing and ‘must have’ collection will make every woman feel beautiful!
Mughal Rani Collection
The flamboyance of Mughal era is depicted through majestic designs of Mughal Rani Chandelier collection and Mughal Rani Haar collection that will leave every woman looking ravishing.

Mughal Rani Chandelier collection
The exquisite collection of necklace and earrings are intricately textured giving an effortlessly stylish look.
ü  Mughal Rani Chandelier necklace pendent: MRP Rs. 1,499
ü  Mughal Rani Chandelier earrings: MRP Rs. 1,899

Mughal Rani Haar
The graceful Mughal Rani Haar is tradition showcased at its best through pearls and textured leaves that will make one feel like a queen.
ü  Necklace and Earring set: MRP :Rs3299 (verify from brochure)

The inspiration of Taj Mahal collection is taken from internal beauty of Taj Mahal resembling the eternal love and affection of the monument. This collection adhere all the energy and optimism concealed within the structure of Taj Mahal. The beauty of delicate pearl bead strings necklace makes it a masterpiece.
Flavors of India
This collection depicts the richness of flavors in India, giving it a spicy and sweet impression. The vivid vibes of designs bring a precious look. This collection suits current trend where ethnic Indian Jewellery are used for adornment.
South India Collection: Collection inspired from Temples of South India
ü  The Kashumala necklace and earring set comes in antique look with Laxmi goddess coin in necklace and earrings

ü  The Temple Nakkashi necklace and earring set depicts a long haaram style of South Indian temple dancers. It has embossed motifs in antique finish which comes with faux ruby and emerald beads

Northern colors and vibrancy
The collection comprises of Rajasthani kundan style. It is a marvelous example of craftsmanship which represents a fair picture of Rajasthan’s glorious and vibrant culture. The collection subsumes Jodha Necklace set, Ambi Ring and Kundan Borla (Rajasthani Maang Tika). It can be worn in many occasion ranging from festivals to weddings. The appeal of kundan makes it attractive and wearable

Avon is also offering traditional bangles inspired by Bengal and Maharashtra. The collection includes red and white Hathi Mukh bangle along with Wati mangalsutra and Sunahari bangles.

Wedding Collection
Avon offers designer wedding collection for bride and the bride’s maid. Ruchira Necklace Set ideal for the bride as it is enriched with lace motifs which make it more feminine and charming. It has matching earrings and bangles to complete the bridal look. For Parties stylish jewellery, like Strings of love and Kundan Phool choker necklace and earring set is the perfect match. Chandelier earrings are widely in trend be it a party, wedding or cocktails, women go for big size earring to make their look go bold.

About Pallavi Dudeja Foley
Pallavi is a leading jewellery designer of India known for her couture and avant - grande jewellery pieces. The young designer from NIFT, New Delhi has spent 13 years in the industry and is internationally renowned for her distinctive jewellery pieces. Each piece designed by her, has a story to tell which is beautiful, unique, bold, hip and dramatic. She has won many awards and recognitions. 

About Avon Beauty Products
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with nearly $11 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world's largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, fashion and home products, featuring such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, and mark.

Oct 4, 2013

Back After Two Months ~ August and September Empties

After the massive house cleaning empties post for three months, I could hardly finish 3 products in August. I had to skip empties post that month because finishing just 3 products is sad......just sad. So, I clubbed that post with September month's empties.

Here is what that got over - 

Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Visible Fairness Lotion
The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo
Meghdoot Herbal Sat
Dabur Gulabari Gulab Jal (Rose Water)
Lotus Whiteglow Oatmeat & Yogurt Skin Whitening Scrub
L'Oreal Hair Spa Repairing Creambath
Skin Food Rice Mask wash Off
Skin Food Black Sesame Hot Mask
Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion
Vedantika Anti Acne Face Mask
Lancôme Galatéis Douceur Gentle Softening Cleansing Fluid Face & Eyes 
The Body Shop Nail Buffer
Sure Dry Shield
Colorbar Remover
Cool Cool Refreshing Wipes
Revlon Blackest Black

Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Visible Fairness Lotion was good as a lotion and smells pleasing but with all the options these days, I might not repurchase this. Whereas I have lost count how many times I have repurchased The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo as there are not many good SLS free shampoos in India. But, I recently found Meghdoot Herbal Sat which is priced very low and works great. You can read about it and the other SLS free shampoos I have tried here - SLS Free Shampoos in India and My SLS Free Experience.

Oct 2, 2013

[OOTD] Khadi Kurta Outfits For Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

On any special event, I generally end up doing nail art, but for this Gandhi Jayanti (Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary), I wanted to tell you about a great place to shop if you are all about the fabric quality, better stitch, and simple styles. The place is none other than Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan in Dakshinapan, Kolkata. There are many Khadi Bhavan in India.

Khadi means handspun and handwoven cloth, but Khadi is not just another fabric but the base of the movement started by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi that Indians can be self-reliant and free. Mahatma Gandhi began promoting khadi for rural self-employment and self-reliance. Recently, many designers are using Khadi in their collections.

I could not think of another way to give tribute to Gandhi by Sweet and Bitter Blog other than this post depicting his preaching and the outfit post with the fabric that still helps for the economic revival of rural India.

“See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Say No Evil” - Gandhi

I love the cut of the dress, and it can be worn as a kurta as well. The end of the collar, mark the start of buttons with alternating pearls (faux) and cloth. The sleeves are not attached in the normal way but live sweaters (I have no idea about the technical name for this).

Price - 590 INR. I can see that your jaw dropped!

I always wanted a front slit Anarkali, and the color palette is very pleasing. I am going to wear this frequently during the mild winters

Price - 935 INR

Oct 1, 2013

PR: Poptastic Collection by L'Oréal Paris in India - New Nail Stickers, Balmy Gloss and MORE!

Mumbai, September 2013: It’s outrageously colorful, it’s outrageously POP. Rock your beauty must haves for this season with glamorous hot shades from the latest Poptastic Collection by L'Oréal Paris. This collection is the perfect way to completely jazz up your beauty wardrobe. L'Oréal Paris introduces a set of products that will add that extra element of oomph with fun colors and exciting prints so you can live life on the brighter side!

The Poptastic collection has something for everyone. Indulge in the latest shades from the Color Riche Le Vernis for your nails, Glamshine Balmy Gloss for a luscious pout and the Color Riche Eye Pallette to add that extra sparkle to your eyes! With happy hues like pinks, corals, blues and tangerine,you can go bold and funky by sporting a new bright look every day. 

The Poptastic collection includes –

Color Riche Le Vernis Nail Art Stickers – Miss Paradise

These 5 fabulous new designs will create the ultimate nail wardrobe. They are inspired by graphic prints and textures and will ensure that they glam up any look. These chic, vibrant stickers are quick and extremely easy to use. You just have to select a sticker that fits your nail, apply the sticker on your nail, fold the remaining over your nail tip, and file off the excess. Priced at only Rs. 299 

L’Oréal Paris GlamShine Balmy Gloss

This gorgeous lip crayon doubles up as a high-shine lip gloss and a balm that keeps your lips soft and hydrated. It is your one-stop-solution to achieve that perfect plump and glossy pout. The product has a retractor at the end so you can use exactly the amount you need and save the rest for later. The GlamShine Balmy Gloss has a soft and smooth texture that makes for an ultra-easy application. The product is available in 4 fresh and bright shades – Bite The Maracuja, Die For Guava, Pomegranate Punch, Sin For Peach and is priced at Rs.400 

L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Le Vernis

Le Vernis is a range of intense, pop colors that come with an in-built top coat giving the nails a bright and high-shine finish. These 4 shades provide intense color and a luxurious shine in just a single stroke. They are available in 4 upbeat
shades – Rebel Blue, Lush Tangerine. Blue Reef and Shocking Pink; and are priced at Rs. 235

L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Le Palette P3

Choose the right colors to make your eyes look their biggest, brightest and most attractive. You can mix or match from the 4 colors in the palette and create a different look each time. Now do your eye-makeup basis every mood and keep people guessing! The creamy and silky texture of the shadow helps in easy application and also sets well on the eyes. The palette is high on pigment concentration and provides a rich color payoff. The product is priced at Rs. 850

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