Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Small Haul- hair, skin & make up!

hello beautifuls!
iv been missing the last week because i wasnt keeping to well.. did some retail therapy and it sure did help!
i picked these on two different shopping trips.

 iv really been eyeing the biotique lightening eye cream for a while now, i saw this online but wasn't convinced to pick it up! couldn't resist myself when i saw this in the store the other day.

 the lakme eyeconic was a spontaneous purchase, i already have 3 new macaras to get through!
 i want to include a facial buffer in my skin routine and see if it makes a difference!
 and last but not the least!! the products that im most excited about! the revlon lip butter in 053 sorbet and the revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in 010 darling cherie!! im in love with both right now, maybe since they are new.. i haven't put them to test though.. this i going to be my final cosmetic purchase for this year atleast! iv promised my self that i wont buy anymore until iv finish a few products! so basically im on a project pan and ill be writing posts as and when i get through products! my goal is december since there is my deivery in between and i dont know how mych of stuff i'll be able to make time for post the baby. the project pan/ empties includes hair care, skin care and make up so im on a big no buy period now! i hope i can stick to my word since i'v planned big rewards for myself!

let me know if you would like me to review any of these products!

Friday, 7 June 2013



as promised i came up with deepika's girl next door look, she wears this initially in the movie and its so perfect for those who wear glasses, its just the right fresh faced look..

  • filled in my brows with MAC's concrete eyeshadow and an angled brush. concealed dark circles with MAC studio finish concealer in NC 20.primed my lid with MAC painterly painpot and used the pink shade from elf duo cream eyeshadow in sugar cookie

  • used pink venus from MAC all over my lid and used a blending brush to smooth any harsh edges. dint use anything in the crease of my lid, it looks like her eye make up has only one eye shade to it.

  • made a thick line with my lineron my upper lash line. added mascara on upper n lower lashes.

  • applied fake lashes and some more mascara to complete the eye look.

products used-

let me know what you guys think:)


painted my nails red for a date with my husband tonight <3!
its number 69 from elle 18 and i have 3 coats on, finding it a bit sheer!

what are your plans for tonight??!

BATTLE OF THE bb cream- GARNIER b.b cream miracle skin protector VS POND'S WHITE BEAUTY all in one BB+

hello girls!!
today i'm posting a comparison between the garnier bb cream and the pond's all-in-one BB+ fairness cream. firstly a bit about both the products.

the company claims that it is the first all in one BB+ cream with SPF 30 pa++ from pond's that works from inside and outside. this unique skin color matching fairness cream gives u a natural looking instant glow on the outside while working from the inside. its specially designed for indian skin.and helps give you
  • instant natural glow on the outside
  • lights your skin and spots from the inside
  • evens skin tone
  • with spf 30 for skin protection
  • no clogging pores
  • light, non- oily texture.

MY TAKE- honestly i dont really indulge myself in a fairness cream but yes i do love creams which come with a tint and this product was purely brought in by me for a review and comparison. but to my surprise i love it!!!!!! pond's has done such a great job with this one, hats off! from what the company claims, i feel its too the mark. i never find that my pores clog and so it dint break me out either. its got good coverage if u ask me, alomst light to medium when used with a bit of concealer on your problem areas. its light and wat stands apart is for me is it doesnt give you a grease look at all!! i have oily to combination skin and it works just fine in controlling the oil on my face all day with a compact touch up mayb once. i really hope Indian brands come up with more and more such products beacuse we are so drawn to other products from various brands due to the quality they impart. i can't wait for the day when Indian brands will make world class cosmetics and beauty gurus from all over will wish to swap their products for ours!
anyhoo!! thumbs up for  pond's white beauty all in one BB+.

PACKAGING- really cute and compact casing, it will definitely draw you to the product if you are a sucker for nice packaging like me.

The company claims that this all-in-one high performance skin care contains Vitamin C derivative known to have antioxidant properties. it helps to boost skin glow and brightness. enriched with mineral pigments, BB cream instantly beautifies your skin. it instantly spreads evenly for a flawless finish. it lets skin breathe. it is an 8H moisturizing formula with almond extract. its spf24 helps to protect skin from UV. It makes skin FAIRER, GLOWING, SMOOTH, EVEN TONED AND MOISTURISED.

MY TAKE- i had seen a lot of beauty gurus rave about this one on youtube and i picked it as soon as it hit the stores in India. it has a very light talcuum powderish scent to it which is pleasant. it again does almost everything the company claims except i don't know about the antioxident properties as it dint do much for me. nonetheless it does make you look fairer and gives a very dewy glow which is just right for summer time. i have a lot of blemishes on my skin so it doesnt do much for them, its very thin in consistency and glides on easily. this product is definitely for people with a more dry dkin type because the dewiness soon ends up looking greasy on oily skin. that would really be my only complain from this product, it should work from me in the winters though.

PACKAGING- it comes in a skintone packaging much like the product itself and its travel friendly!

I THINK BOTH THE PRODUCTS ARE GREAT, i really would be able to find alot of difference between them. i just feel that they both would suit people with different skin types and tones. the garnier one would be great for lighter, less pigmented and drier skin types and the pond's would do well for more wheatish ( NC 25 and above) and more oily skin types. since the pond's cream is thicker in consistency its great to lighten blemishes(temporarily)

POND'S- 69INR for 9gms and 125INR  for 18gms
GARNIER- 99 INR  for 18gms and 199INR for 28gms.

P.S- LOVING THE RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Mask Mania- himalaya herbals and everyuth naturals

happy friday ladies:)!!
finally there,s another weekend lined up for us to relax and rejuvenate! im off for a long weekend at my in laws with a whole lot of plans and things to do! but for those you who have decided on a quiet relaxing weekend all for themselves, i have a few tips to pamper yourself and get ready for the next week..

summer days are so stressful, more so for the skin! the sun, the pollution and the harsh sunscreens do more damage than we can imagine. and quite honestly, it takes you to be in your mid 20's to see all that your skin has gone through in your early 20's.. tanning in a instant noticeable damage but things like dark spots and lines appear with time.. now ofcourse you could have a spa appontment fortnightly or monthly and counter act these, a great way to push the damage to appear later is DIY remedies!

there are a large array of things available in the market to counter act the affects of skin damage but honestly a little care goes a long way in having healthy and glowing skin.

iv really been indulging in these lately and have found a great difference in the texture of my skin. 
  • apricot, walnut and neem scrub from himalaya- what do these do? there is build up of dead skin cells on our face which causes it to look dull and lifeless. scrubs have exfoliating properties which help to get rid of these dead cells and also to remove all the gunk from our pores which cud later lead to acne. its best to use scrubs 2-3 times a week depending on your lifestyle. an important thing to remember is to not rub the scrub too hard against ur skin because it may lead to redness and rashes. and avoid areas which have pimples on them.
  • mud pack from himalaya, everyuth golden peel off mask and cucumber mask- these face packs are usually great for aging skin as the firm the skin, makes pores appear smaller and make the appearances of fine lines lighter (temporarily). the mud mask is your typical fuller's earth (multani mithi)  face pack, its great for people with oily skin. my favorite is definately the cucumber mask, its so refreshing after a long, dusty day. you will usually have to have these on for 10-15 mintutes. instructions for use are printed behing all the sachets.

so this weekend when you decide on a lazy afternoon pedicure in your living room be sure to try one of these!

much love

p.s- watched yeh jawaani hai deewani today, feeling young and vibrant ;)- will come up with deepika's girl next door eye tutorial soon

Thursday, 23 May 2013

lilac love- eye look

Good evening ladies!
Posting a quick and effortless eye look for a quiet dinner.. I used a shimmery lilac color, ( its slightly outside the crease sorry, dint notice earlier though I had corrected it before walking out), a touch of winged liner and mascara.. simple yet elegant! Good night<3

P.S. its my lovely sister in law in the picture


Hello guys!

this time around Im way too embarrassed to say il be regular in my posts because i haven't been doing that at all.. health reasons being the issue.. but nonetheless, iv kept a whole of things in mind to share and review with you.
today Im going to do a post on a shampoo brand which iv been sticking to loyally for about 8months now. iv used three different shampoos from the same brand and as the name says it, its herbal essences by clairol.

firstly i want to describe my hair type- i have coloured, wavy hair, the ends r mostly dry for which i use banana banane conditioner by the body shop which is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! the scalp is oily, more so in summers cuz of the heat. i wash my hair everyday if im going out or every other day.

totally twisted and color me happy are the two shampoos im going to be talking about.
totally twisted

the totally twisted one comes with an amazing wild cherry twist which lingers in your hair all day,  i find that the usp of these shampoos is definately their scent, atleast thats what drew me to them. the shampoo is a light lilac color much like its casing, its creamy in consistency and lathers well. speaking about the creamy consistency, i find thats its great for people with who have a drier scalp, iv used this in summers and i dont advise it to anyone with a oily scalp because i find its a bit too moisturizing at the roots. so for those of you a drier scalp, its a great product, very moisturizing. for my ends, i always follow up with a conditioner so it does its work well.

these are the ingredients it comprises of.

color me happy

this one here was essentially for my colored hair, i found that it helped a lot in sustaining the color and texture of my hair when used with my conditioner. its a pink gel like consistency, very clarifying, it clears all the build up at the roots which is sucha great feeling for someone with a an oily scalp like mine.. its got a rosy smell to it which is divine! u can c i have gone through the whole bottle and its my second one! the con would be that it slightly dries the hair out so u have to follow up with a conditioner.

final take-
i like both the products, they are good value for money and dont cause issues such as hairfall.. il definitely repurchase thes in the future! looking to try their conditioner..

price- between 180-200INR for 300ml

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Hey Beauties:)!!!
summer is here and i hate it!! all i can think of i staying indoors and sipping on iced tea this season.. my skin has been unusually crazy, iv been breaking out as a result of my pregnancy and all i can think of is covering myself with lots of make up before stepping out of my door.. here i should mention of a product which has been of help in this phase.. the nivea PURE EFFECT TOTAL FACE CLEANUP now i have been using this a good 3 months before i write to you about it since im so particular about how face washes react to my skin type! i have very sensitive skin and its oily to combination so for the most part i can never just go out there, pick a face wash and like it for over a week! the first 3-4 washes in every face wash seem to make it feel good on my skin but maybe its just my excitement of using something new that makes me feel that way. but my experience with nivea pure effect has been different! 

product claims-

my take-
 the product is very grainy with a mild scent to it that doesn't linger for long. what i find best about this face wash is it doesn't dry my skin out.. i have a couple of dry patches which tend to be very irritable when i use products which are quite grainy but its not so in the case of nivea. it cleanses deep from within your skin and is great to get off make up especially if you  are in a habit of wearing medium to heavy foundation. if im staying at home, i usually tend to us the product once a day, in the morning that is, and at night i switch to my holy grail olay foaming cleanser which my aunt gets from the US everytime she comes! i oly use it sparingly because its tough to wait for its next shipment lol.. anyhoo! 
i think the fact that is of multiple uses is great, there are a lot of compaines coming out with such products. 
i mostly use it as a cleanser everyday and use it as a scrub when i have to remove my make up after a long day. it helps to unclog pores and softens blackheads to a fair extent. nd when you have a special date to attend its a good idea to use it as a face pack! u dont need to run around to find your other face packs, this works just fine! 5 minutes and your good to go!

 its simple packing and the lid stays on even when you go on trips and take it along. iv bought a larger size but there is a smaller one available too which is travel friendly.

final take-
 i think its a great product, i mean in all the years of trying numerous face washes there is one dependable one for me and i know im going back to this one again and again for a really long time.. i think everyone should try it!

150ml- 199 INR