Dec 31, 2015

Last Empties of 2015 ~ Feat. SIX Months

I have been doing empties post since June 2013, and I made sure to put it up around the end of every month. Interestingly, since my wedding, I am always traveling around the end of the month. So, every month end, the lazy me decides - "I will post it next month combined." Finally, today being the last day of the year, I had to post this. The bag which hangs behind was bedroom doors (which houses all the empty bottles and tubes until I feature them on the blog) was busting out. It is now or never! So, here are all I finished in last SIX months! Also, this is not the complete list. Having two homes now, it is not possible to keep track of all your empty bottles. Here is what I have in record :)

Dec 30, 2015

Forest Essentials SILKENING SHOWER WASH Madurai Jasmine and Mogra Review

Forest Essentials SILKENING SHOWER WASH Madurai Jasmine and Mogra Review
Forest Essentials Silkening Shower Wash Madurai Jasmine and Mogra Review

Yesterday, I shared my love for the Madurai Jasmine & Mogra range of Forest Essentials. And to add to that love here is another product - Forest Essentials Silkening Shower Gel. The same sensual fragrance of Madurai Jasmine & Mogra in thick shower gel.  

Dec 29, 2015

Forest Essentials BATH and SHOWER OIL Madurai Jasmine and Mogra Review

Forest Essentials BATH and SHOWER OIL Madurai Jasmine and Mogra Review

One of the first product that I tried and loved dearly is the bath and shower oil from Forest Essentials. The Madurai Jasmine and Morga variant is my favorite. I first for the trial size but it loved it dearly so picked the full size. It is perfect. I just have one small problem with this.

Dec 28, 2015

The Body Shop OILS OF LIFE Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil Review || One Month Analysis

The Body Shop OILS OF LIFE Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil Review
The Body Shop OILS OF LIFE Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil Review
Last month, The Body Shop swept everyone away with the delightful launch of Oils Of Life range. With well thought of ingredients that are best in class and claiming to be 99% oils of natural origin, the product was calling my name. The range has 3 products in India. I choose to try the oil. Here is my review after more than a month’s use. 

Dec 27, 2015

Something New and Something Old from FABINDIA

FabIndia Sulphate Free Shampoo Shower Gel Soap Henna Haul

Last week while randomly roaming around the mall, I went to The Body Shop and Kama Ayurveda to check if there was anything new to try. The Body Shop had nothing new to offer. The winter range has only Glazed Apple and Cranberry. They could not bring the much anticipated Frosted Plum in India because of some registration issues. I personally miss the old Vanilla. I am rationing the use of the Ginger Sparkle that I got previously. In Kama Ayurveda store, I saw an orange colored soap whose fragrance reminded me of something - FabIndia Orange Neroli. I had to visit FabIndia to pick it up. It was my first ever product from FabIndia back in Summer 2010. Back then, I also tried some of their skincare but those didn't work much for me. But, last year, I fall head over heels in love with FabIndia Charcoal Scrub and recently I loved one of their face pack (reviewing soon). So, I thought of trying some new products as well

Dec 22, 2015

My Envy Box December 2015

My Envy Box December 2015

This month's My Envy Box is a mixed bag of emotions. While they ensure that the worth of the products is more than that of the products but some of the products themselves failed to wow. After November’s My Envy Box which was less than average, I was expecting the Christmas Special Box to be blast. Let's peep inside...

Dec 16, 2015

Faces ULTIME PRO Matte and Starry MATTE Lip Crayon Review

Faces Ultime Pro Matte and Starry Matte Lip Crayon || Really Rust and Sugar Coated || Review, Swatches, Price in India

A few weeks back, I got to know about the new launch - Faces matte lip crayons. While the market is full of them, I was intrigued to try these because I have never tried many products from Faces. 

About Faces Lip Crayons – I thought they were all the same, but later I came to know that there are two ranges – Matte (pure powdery matte formula) and Starry Matte (with shimmers). I have one from each. Really Rust is a matte lip crayon and Sugar Coated is starry matte. 

Packaging – Fat crayon that needs to be sharpened. The crayons are color coded and hence easy to spot in your vanity. The cap is plastic, and I am afraid that it might break soon. Also, the transparent cap gets stained from the color many times and needs to be cleaned. 

Price – Rs 799. Sharpener comes free.

Dec 14, 2015

Forest Essentials SUGARED ROSE PETAL Lip Balm Review

Forest Essentials Sugared Rose Petal Lip Balm Review
Forest Essentials Sugared Rose Petal Lip Balm Review
Recently, I got the chance to use some wonderful rose beauty products. So, I was happy to try Forest Essentials Sugared Rose Petal Lip Balm. Actually, I had it since FE opened its store in Kolkata but I never got the chance to use it until last month.

Dec 12, 2015

Kolkata HANDICRAFT Fair Haul

Kolkata Handicraft Exhibition Buys

One great thing about Kolkata winters are the back to back handicraft and trade fairs. I make a point to visit them. One of my favorite fair happens at Milan Mela Grounds opposite Science City. As I was out of town and travelling a lot for the last month so, I somehow squeezed some time out for the fair two days back. 

What is so special? There are 3500 artists from various communities having array of skills who participated and displayed their work. Also, the artists themselves sell it to you. So, you get the best deal and the artist earns more than what they does when the handworks goes through the middleman. In the end, you are doing something to encourage the artist community who puts their day’s work into these handmade products. Also, personally, I have a weak spot for handmade artifacts and handloom items.

Dec 11, 2015

Unboxing: Look Fantastic No 2 November BEAUTY BOX

I have never in my life tried international beauty box so you can imagine my excitement when I got to try Look Fantastic Beauty Box. I do not follow much of global brands because they are hard to get in India. I was not sure what to feel when I opened the box. So, I googled about the products, and each of them wowed me. Each of them has received fantastic reviews and are praised by all. 

Dec 7, 2015

FabBag December 2015 || Party All Night + GIVEAWAY

FabBag December 2015 || Party All Night

FabBag is early this month just like December itself. I still cannot belief that the year is about to end! I can promise that it was May few days back! I received it on Saturday when I was not at home. This month’s FabBag is filled with goodies that makes it worth it much more than it’s price. Let’s see what all I received

Dec 4, 2015

FabIndia PERFUME OIL Roll-On Review // WIld Rose and Ylang Ylang

FabIndia Perfume Oil Roll On Review // WIld Rose and Ylang Ylang

Perfumes are very important for me. So, I make sure to carry them with me all the time. But, I cannot risk losing or breaking the beautiful glass bottles of designer perfumes. The best bet here are perfume oils. There are not too many options in the Indian market. For a long time The Body Shop Night Jasmine used to travel me all around. In the last few months, it got replaced with FabIndia perfumes oils.

Dec 3, 2015

4 SUGAR Cosmetics MATTE AS HELL Crayon Lipsticks Review, Swatches, Price

4 SUGAR Cosmetics Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick Review, Swatches, Price

I first discovered Sugar Cosmetics when I found their wonderful eyeliner in FabBag. They are wonderful. I recently got my hands on their Matte As Hell Crayon Lipsticks and I am using nothing but these. Their pure matte formula, long staying power and one swipe pigmentation won my heart.

Sugar Cosmetics Hell Crayon lipsticks are available in 4 fabulous colors. They are highly pigmented and shows color in just one swipe. They transform into a powder matte formula on lips which is comfortable and stays long. Because of the formula, you can tone down or wear the color to full pigmentation.

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