December Haul

Hi!!!!

No! Don’t think that I shop every month.I do think twice before spending my hard earned money.Also! you will see that I shop whenever there are deals going on. 😀 I bought my essentials,some makeup products to test and 2 novels which I was waiting to go on sale. 😛 Most of the products were bought on sale so I am not mentioning the prices I paid ,as by the time,you will check the links,maybe the prices may have changed. :-\

Last week Flipkart was running 3 day shopping festival,so I stocked up on my makeup remover cotton pads from Tulips 1+1 offer,which always go out of stock usually.Couldn’t leave this chance. 😛

From Amazon India,I bought –

  1. Reckless by Tilly Bagshawe(Sidney Sheldon novel)
  2. Five little pigs by Agatha Christie
  3. Nivea men after shave balm for sensitive skin.Yep!I am testing this out as I heard great things that its a good primer.
  4. Vega cotton makeup remover pads 1+1 offer
  5. Real techniques starter kit ( My first real techniques brush set. 🙂 )

Check the links below for current prices.

Nivea for Men Sensitive After Shave Balm – 100 ml

Reckless

Agatha Christie – Five Little Pigs

Vega Cotton Pad (Pack of 50)

real Techniques Starter Set

In the search for nude lipcolors,I shopped for so many lipsticks.From Instagram,I bought 2 Miss Claire lip creams-13 & 16 from fashionstorm321.I paid 190+190+50(shipping).Amazing collection of makeup products with them.Finally I got my nude lip shade in 16.Shade 13 is dark pink for me.

Also I bought from another Instagram account wearourmakeup .It was a Me-on matte lippencil in shade 12.This turns out lavender shade on me.I paid 220 for this for which shipping is 100 bucks inclusive.

From Impressions,Karol Bagh,I bought Miss Claire lip cream in shade 17A,peachy pink on me for INR 150,Valkyries lippencil in shade 05 which is a bright red color for INR 450 and a gloss cum matte lipcolor by Glam’s secret in 202 shade for INR 200.It is pinkish purplish in color.I also bought a eyebrow pencil which has a brown pencil,brown puff and a mascara for those fleek eyebrows.It is by Mistine called 3D brows secret.It cost me INR 250. (Not sure though. )

From Snapdeal,I got myself shea shower cream from The Body Shop at an amazing discount price.

From NewU site,I got the BB cream from Spawake.I want to test it myself as I have heard great accolades for this BB cream.It is in shade Natural glow.

I will be doing a detailed review on the lipsticks and the BB cream so stay tuned  🙂 If you are craving for the same items I bought,do get them while they last.

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Till the next year,Bye,Happy Holidays,Hope to see you in next year 🙂 :-*

 

2015 in review by WordPress 😍

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,300 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Thankyou so much to all my readers and viewers.Without,this blog will be nothing. 🙂

Top 5 Face Make-up of Year 2015

Hi lovelies!

Now that the year is coming to an end,I want to come up with a list of products which I found to be affordable and actually works for what it is made. 🙂 So without any further delay,let’s get started!

  1. Miss Claire lip creams

This was featured in so many Youtube beauty channels that I had to get it myself.I got shade no. 17A,a beautiful peachy pink. These lip creams are matte finish but doesn’t dry out the lips.Pigmentation is damn good.They are available only in few places,I guess,Khar beauty centre,Mumbai and Impressions,Karol Bagh.Retails for INR 195 but you will get them for a discount in these stores. Online its available on  Paytm,but its triple the original price. :-O I will review them soon.

2. Sivanna colors shimmer highlighters

This is also made famous by many beauty gurus.I am yet to order it .Perfect dupe of Bobbi Brown shimmer brick set.Pigmented and affordable and has many options for you to choose.Good highlighting palette for face and eyes.Retails for INR 400 but usually sites offer discounts continuously. Links are given below if you want to check them out on sites.

Sivanna Shimmer Highlighter (HF302-03)

Sivanna Shimmer Highlighter (HF302-01)

Sivanna Shimmer Highlighter (HF302-06)

Sivanna Shimmer Highlighter (HF302-02)

Sivanna Shimmer Highlighter (HF302-04)

3. Maybelline New York Nudes, the Nudes Palette

Finally a drugstore brand came up with a nudes eye palette at an affordable price.It is a perfect mixture of shimmer and matte eyeshadows.The 12 shades are enough for any daytime or night look.The eyeshadows are well pigmented and last long.Costs INR 900 .You can buy it from the link given below.

Maybelline New York Nudes, the Nudes Palette 

4. L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder

Loreal introduced this compact powder and to be honest,this is the most affordable compact powder when it comes to controlling oil on the T-zone for a longer duration and is pigmented enough for hiding minor flaws.Comes in various shades to suit Indian skintones.Packaging is also chic. 😉 Costs INR 400 but you will get it at a discount online. You can get it below.

L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder 

5. Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper

This baby made so many Indian girls happy.We lacked a good eyebrow product but this came out to be our saviour.Comes in 2 variants-Brown and Gray.Gives natural looking fuller eyebrows in just INR 245.Has a pencil on one end to draw and on other end a puff applicator for filling the brows.You really should buy it.

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper, Brown

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper, Gray

This year,I didn’t find any affordable matte lipstick launches under INR 500 from well known brands,that actually last longer and don’t dry out the lips. 😦

Anyhow,if you had missed out on any of the above products,do get them before they get stocked out.  🙂 

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Till the next time,Bye,Happy Holidays 🙂 :-*

Blogger interview with Sprinkle of Surprise!

Blogger interview

Heya!

Isn’t the holiday season so exciting?

With the festivities and the New year around the corner,I wanted to bring something special for you all.Same thought was being shared by my fellow blogger Sprinkleofsurprise. 🙂 Don’t forget to check out her blog and give her a follow.She writes such amazing posts. I absolutely adore her style.

After much thought,we came to a fun post idea.We would be asking each other same 10 questions to get acquainted more and share our musings with you all. ;-)Don’t forget to check out her blogger interview post where you can read what I had answered. 🙂

So ,what are we waiting for?

  1. Hi! Please introduce yourself and let the readers know what your blog is all about.

Hi everyone! I’m Sprinkle of Surprise, and my blog is all about LIFE. I consider myself a lifestyle blogger, and my posts and content range a wide variety of topics! I love speaking about fashion and beauty, along with health/fitness, and books!

  1. How did you get started blogging, and what motivates you to keep going?

Honestly, it was almost on a whim! I didn’t realize what blogging was all about until I started seeing so many bloggers on Instagram! The more I saw them and followed them, the more intrigued I got and realized I’d love to do something like this! The other main reason I started to blog, was my love of writing. I’ve had a passion for writing since I was in middle school, but as I grew older, I didn’t have as much time to write for fun. But blogging has allowed for me to have a creative outlet and I love being able to write about topics that interest me! I’m motivated to keep going mostly because of my readers’ comments and feedbacks, and just love interacting with fellow bloggers! It’s like having a new group of friends on the internet!

  1. In 3 words, describe your style: Feminine, modest, modern
  2. Where do you see yourself/your blog in the next 6 months to a year (future of your blog)?

I hope to start other types of posts/sections on my blog. I’m actively thinking of new topics/sections to include on my blog, and hopefully it’ll be interesting for the readers. I also hope to have more and more contributors to my guest post section here (LINK), and hope to just collaborate with brands and bloggers even more as time goes on!

  1. Is there any advice you can give to anyone out there who may want to get into blogging?

GO FOR IT! Don’t worry about the # of followers you have when you start out, the most important thing is your content. As you grow your blog and your content, the followers will come naturally! Don’t forget to network, comment, and reach out to other bloggers. Speaking from my own experience, that’s the best way to make friends out in the blogging world and gain a slow but steady following!

  1. If you are marooned on an island, what is one product you can’t live without?

My iPhone! So I can use it to call someone to save me! 😛 Or take #selfies!

  1. Choose one product which you use in many ways.

That’s so tough! I don’t think there really is one product I use in many ways, I use products for their purpose, and don’t really use 1 product for multiple things….

  1. How would your friends/ other bloggers describe you?

I think they would describe me as responsible and friendly! I pride myself in my organizational skills and think I am quite responsible when it comes to knowing what action to take in particular situations. And I love meeting new people and getting to know others, so I definitely am friendly as well!

  1. Who are your top three favorite bloggers and why?

That is so tough! I think right now, and recently as I’ve gotten more into the blogging world, the 3 bloggers I look up to/love watching their videos/seeing their posts are these girls:

Dina Tokio—when I first started to watch her videos, I kind of found her annoying! But slowly she grew on me! Now as a new mom, she’s still at it! I love her videos and vlogs, because she’s quite funny and although some of her clothing style is a bit outrageous for me, she looks awesome in it!

Her blog : http://www.daysofdoll.com/

Her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/dinatokio

Sazan Barzani—I love this girl! Her Instagram pics are to die for! Literally #goals! Her and her hubby (newlyweds), are the best Instagram duo! She also blogs + has a YouTube channel, and I love her bubbly personality which comes across in her pics and her videos! She also is younger, and her style + makeup looks are nice an natural, so I’m always trying to recreate some of her looks and seek inspiration from her style!

Her Blog:  sazan.me

Her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SazanBarzani

Ameena (Pearl Daisy)—she is the most consistent hijabi blogger I’ve seen out there! Even with kids and 3 businesses of her own, she manages to blog post on a daily basis and has YouTube videos twice a week! I’m in awe by her constant creativity and how she can come up with so much blog content!

Her Blog: http://amenaofficial.com/

Her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Amenakin

  1. What are the things you want to explore/ do in blogging which you haven’t done so far.

I’d love to work with more brands and do more posts based on their products and such. I’d love to do collaborations with beauty/jewelry brands and just grow and learn how brand collaborations work!

I’d also love to sort of rebrand/relaunch the design of my blog, because I think the current setup/theme of my blog doesn’t clearly define my blog or me very much, so I’m working on some projects to hopefully get a new ‘look’ very soon!

Hope you enjoyed reading our answers.Wish you an amazing holiday! 🙂

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Seeyou all in my next post.Take care :-*

Indian wedding reception makeup and look (Drugstore)

Heya!

Wedding season has started in India and girls like me find it difficult what to dress or look in such occasions. Personally! I prefer my make-up light, but this time I chose a dramatic look keeping my accessories to the minimum. My focal point is the eye-look.

I chose an Anarkali suit which had pink brocade work all over off-white background, having embellishments near the neck. I have attached the picture below. The dupatta is shaded and has golden designs on it.The dress is not on the heavier side as I prefer it that way. Either my make-up is heavy or the dress I wear is.

I chose a handcrafted clutch which matched my suit and simple sandals with dual toned pink glitters on it. For earrings, I wore matching danglers.

  • After the face was done with foundation and concealer under the eyes, I moved towards my eye-look. I was aiming for a dewy finish so didn’t powder my face afterwards.
  • My eye make-up matched my dress color. On the eyelids, I use champagne colored shimmery eye-shadow and on the crease and outer corners, I used pink-purplish eye-shadow. All the eye-shadows were blended properly. I used the purple eye-shadow on my lower line and drew a thin plain black line on my lids. No cat-eye or winging. Just simple eye-liner look. For eyebrows, I used a light brown shade to line and fill them. Thankfully, I am blessed with naturally thick eyebrows so didn’t need much to do them.
  • I used the same champagne colored eye-shadow as my highlighter for inner corners of the eyes, center forehead, bridge of the nose and on the cheekbones. I skipped the blush as I already had so much pink going on my face. I contoured my face slightly, just to make my face softer. I have square jawline actually.
  • I used 2 lipsticks to match the dress shade. All the products used with their shades are mentioned below.
  1. Lakme invisible finish foundation-Shade 02
  2. Lakme absolute White intense concealer stick-Shade Medium 03
  3. Lakme Eye Color quartet botanica- Lightest shade/First shade(Champagne colored)
  4. Nicka K New York Perfect  10 Eye palette set- AP020-Pink and Purple eyeshadows from the set
  5. Freedom Bronzer- Shade 110
  6. Mistine 3D Brows’ secret- Shade 01
  7. Maybelline black gel liner
  8. Menow artist’s lipstick-Shade 012( Used as base)-Matte finish
  9. Blue Heaven lipstick-Shade Cherry Red(On top)

My hair was let loose with side parting. That’s what I did for a wedding reception. If you recreate the makeup, don’t forget to tag me in your pictures. I love seeing you all.

 

 

Guest posts

Hi everyone!
I haven’t been keeping well,due to the cold weather going on and lot of work at the office.
I was thinking of starting a new feature on my blog,where I would publish Guest posts from fellow bloggers and would also link their sites in the posts.If you also want me to guest post on your site,do tell me. 🙂

Please let me know if you are interested in collaborating.
Topics for guest posts:
Fashion,skincare,haircare,organic products,product reviews,website reviews,makeup,makeup tutorials

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Pure Suds Lavender & Chamomile Face Gel Pack review

Heya!

You know my affiliation with the herbal world. 😛 So here I am with the review of the face pack,which was sent as a full-size sample with my haul from Pure Suds.

My skin is sensitive combination type,which needs extra care during winters.I usually avoid using face packs as either they cause tingling sensation or they cause redness.I have used this and in a position to share whether this product fared for me or not.

Availability: Currently they are taking orders through their facebook page ,mobile and E-mail.You can view their product listing from the facebook page.They do ship outside India , but only in Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Phone no.- 09784591628

Email- puresudssoapery@gmail.com

Price & Quantity: INR 250 for 90 g.The quantity will last you a long time as usage wise,only small amount is required during application.They take the payments through bank transfer only.

Ingredients: Attached in the pictures below.

Texture,color and fragrance:  The gel is more on the runny side.It looks dark green in color and when applied on the face,you do look like Shrek. 😀 😛 Fragrance is more on the flowery side but has a freshening feeling to it.It is not overpowering.

What the brand claims: This gel pack is composed of floral waters of lavender and chamomile with green clay and extracts of Pomegranate and Green tea which sooth the skin from sunburns, acne-prone skin, Dark spots and dull skin.

It is mask suited for all skin types as lavender and chamomile balance the skins sebum secretion and prevent our skin from either drying too much or becoming too oily.

One can experience instant brightness, Hydration, Glow, and a soothing calmness after a 5-10 minute application. Wipe off with a damp cotton or rinse with normal water.

Packaging: Comes in a transparent tub with golden screw type cap.The label is attached on the side which gets torn off when you twist the cap. 😦 The plastic can be deformed easily so not exactly travel friendly.I really liked the golden cap though.

My views: I applied this face pack with a brush and kept it for 5 minutes.This face pack is runny in nature so with the brush,it becomes easier to apply and also product wastage is less.I take out some product in a bowl,then use it so as to avoid contaminating the tub.

Within a minute of application,I sensed a tingling feeling,but after washing off my face,there was no redness. Weird,no?For the first time,my sensitive skin stayed calm and quiet.I would say this can suit sensitive skin.The brand claims it is for all skin types,so can’t comment on that but my combination skin felt soft and hydrated.Also,my T-zone didn’t seem too oily that day.Perfect for before party prep-up.I did notice a glow on my face.

Regarding scars and acne,I can only say,wait for atleast a month to show the results.I don’t have much such issues on my face.

My rating would be 4/5.The product does what it claims atleast in my skin-type.Price & quantity is sufficient.The packaging can definitely be improved .You can try this product if you are looking for a quick pampering to your skin,that is herbal. 🙂

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See you all in my next post,byee,cya :-*

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