Friday, 31 January 2014

Bright Makeup: A Laundry Nightmare?

Like it or not, neutrals are a thing of the past! Beiges, creams, and browns have been replaced: vibrant green eyeliners, shimmering pink shadows, and bright red and purple lipsticks have arrived. We’re starting to see more and more bold makeup statements out and about – especially during the winter, when we’re looking for a much needed pick-me-up. But while these products are great for making us look, and feel, amazing, are they making laundry day more difficult?

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One thing we’ve all experienced is a smudge of makeup on our clothes. It’s so easy to do, and the beauty of neutral colours is that they tend to blend in quite well. Whatever colour top you’re wearing, you can usually give it a little scrub or wipe and the colour largely disappears. When it comes to vivid makeup, it’s a different story. Bright colours don’t blend in as well, and are very noticeable on clothing, especially on light-coloured tops and dresses. If we’re going to wear bold makeup, we need to know the best ways to quickly and easily banish those stains. Here are some handy tips and tricks to keep your clothes looking clean and fresh:

Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Dreamcatcher Mani!

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Quite some time back I had seen the Dreamcatcher Manicure on The Beauty Department and it looked so pretty but I never did get around to doing it. This sunday, I was enjoying a movie night, snuggled up in my blanket (it is still so cold!) watching That Thing You Do all over again (If you haven't seen it... YOU MUST! SO SO MUST!). "All my only dreams" (The Wonders) is one of the beautiful songs it has. That explains the title :P
If you are wondering why I am blabbering about the movie...well the song made me remember the manicure and I finally did it before bed. (Yes, yes! Funny how we connect things sometimes..!)
Here's what I used:

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick #352 : Review

It was around last year Christmas, I was seeing red everywhere. You know when you see/hear a lot of something it kind of grows on you? That's what happened to me and I thought "why not get out of my comfort zone of neutral lip colours and glosses and try out a red lipstick...just for some fun". Now I can change my mind really fast so before that happened, I rushed to the nearest local cosmetic store and asked for all the red lipsticks they had. After about 5 mintues of trial (I am fast that way...and there weren't too many options), I was the proud owner of Lakme Enrich Satin #352. My first red lipstick! Yaay! 

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Sunday, 26 January 2014

L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique : Review

There were quite a few new Kajal launches in the past few weeks! And why not? Indian women have loved their kajals/kohls since ages. Okay...there are some who aren't very fond of them...but most of us cannot do without one! I am sure we have all tried the Maybelline Colossal and the Lakme Eyeconic ones (atleast one of them, if not both). Here's the new launch from L’Oreal, the Kajal Magique, giving us another one to choose from and debate on...because there isn't anything like having too many options :)

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Maybelline Colorama Sexy : Review

I know, the Color Show nail polishes are such a craze right now. We love them too! But let us not forget the good old Colorama range too. It has some very tempting shades as well and today I am sharing one such amazing shade. Maybelline Colorama in Sexy is such a favourite. We have to have a bottle all year round. And there is always a backup lying around too!

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Friday, 24 January 2014

Hooked Onto # 7 :)

It's been such a long time we put up a "Hooked Onto" post, but here it is again finally. Here's what I have been hooked to lately:

1) Hand Sanitizers
These little bottles by Zuci are so cute! And very handy to go into handbags/purses. I picked up Citrus Lime (which smells so refreshing and zesty), the Strawberry one (yes it says junior on it but come on it looked really cute!) and I gave Smriti a Basil one since she is crazy about herbs :) 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Adidas for Women Pure Lightness Perfumed Deo : Review

By this time I am sure you all know how much I like the deodorants by Adidas. I have already raved about them in my earlier posts. It is a great thing that they have such a good variety of different fragrances. One will sure appeal to you and if you are like will end up liking most of them and getting them all :D 
Anyway, here is a quick review of Pure Lightness for you today. 

Adidas Pure Lightness Deo Review

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Launch: L'Oréal Paris Kajal Magique

 Line your eyes with a stroke of sheer magic
L'Oréal Paris launches Kajal Magique – the first ever Kajal from the brand

You can speak volumes with your eyes and the best way to highlight them is with the ever-favorite kajal. L'Oréal Paris, the world’s #1 beauty brand launches Kajal Magique, its first ever Kajal in India. L'Oréal Paris as a brand is known to create products that match the needs of the contemporary Indian women, and this kajal is the perfect tool to craft gorgeous eye looks. So go bold, smoky, or let creativity take over your eyes.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Nail Art with Maybelline Colour Shows :)

You know I love nail art and you know we are loving the Maybelline Color Show nail polishes. So why not combine the two? Take a look :

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Maybelline Color Show Wine and Dine : Review

You know how the Maybelline Color Show nail polishes are such a huge hit! Priced at 75 INR they are so affordable and they offer 40 shades to choose's no wonder everyone is hoarding on them! We picked up a few too a while back (Actually Smriti did...and she got this one shade for me! Lillte sisters can be so nice sometimes!).
So, we have already swatched Tenacious Teal and Moon Beam for you and this post was long overdue.
Presenting Wine & Dine today!

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Pantone Fashion Colours Spring 2014!

With spring ready to knock on our front doors, it's time to get colour-smart with what's gonna be hot this season. Lucky for us, Pantone has done it yet again by creating a palette that is as vibrantly balanced as it is adaptable!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Maybelline Eye Studio Vivid and Smooth Liner Peacock Green : Review

Hello beauties! I hope you've had a rocking first week of the year!

You all know I'm in a peppy coloured eyeliner phase right now as I mentioned a few posts back. Today I have another shade for you from Maybelline, again! Is it obvious that I'm a big Maybelline fan yet? :D

Maybelline Eye Studio Vivid and Smooth Liner Peacock Green Review

Friday, 10 January 2014

Launch: FRESH Dust (Dry Shampoo) by L’Oreal Professionel

We all know that feeling – you miss the alarm the morning of the big meeting, you haven’t finished the presentation, you haven’t decided what to wear and your hair needs a wash. You wish you could go back to sleep and make it all go away! 
Help is at hand … this December, L’Oreal Professionnel India launches its first ever Dry Shampoo –FRESH dust. A revolution in hair care and styling, this light powder spray leaves your hair and scalp feeling and smelling fresh in an instant. Ideal for women and men on the go, FRESH dust Dry shampoo is a quick fix in between washes. Go ahead, give that shampoo a miss – No one will know! FRESH Dust (Dry Shampoo) by L’Oreal Professionel

Fresh dust comes with a unique formula that absorbs excess oil from the roots and scalp, giving your hair a healthy bounce, a clean and oil-free feel. The translucent light powder adds body, softens and refreshes hair adding texture to the lengths. The product is quick and easy to use – just spray it on the roots and lightly on the lengths, work it gently by massaging it into your scalp and brush it out effortlessly for refreshed style with a textured feel. You’ll notice, it leaves absolutely no residue or colour.
Dust will be available exclusively at all L’Oréal Professionnel salons priced at Rs. 950.

*We did have a scarcity of dry shampoos here in India and I am so looking forward to use this one! It will come in so handy on bad hair days (when there isn't much time) for that much needed lift. Can't wait :)

"MOO" Mania :)

My nails were bare for the last few days and I have really wanted to do this mani for such a long time now! So when I had some free time last evening I finally got around to doing it! Sure, mine isn't as good as the ones I saw but I am happy with how it turned out! Take a look :)

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The Body Shop White Musk EDT : Review

Remember sometime back I had shared one of my favourtie perfumes : The Body Shop's Cherry Blossom EDT? And how I was so confused between 2 fragrances? (Here's a summary... I was so so confused. I was in the store for over an hour. There must have been 6- 7 frangrances easily on various areas of both my arms and I am sure I was behaving like a dog with all the frantic sniffing and pacing around:P) 

In the end you've gotta do what you have to do and I had to finally pick up both that I liked (I got greedy yes) :D ;) Well, the fragrance responsible for that over an hour confusion was none other than the White Musk EDT. While Cherry Blossom is the one I reach out to during spring and summer, I cannot go through these winter months without the White Musk! 

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Friday, 3 January 2014

Garlic Bread : Recipe

You remember the Tomato Soup recipe we shared a while back? If you missed it, you can find it HERE. Let us make some Garlic Bread now! It is super yummy and accompanies the soup so well. Of course, we also make it on its own... and it gets over in 10 minutes everytime I have made this! It is such a good thing that it takes just a few minutes to make this. Lets get started, shall we? 

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Colour of the Year 2014 by Pantone : Radiant Orchid!!

And yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!

Purple and Green happen to be right at the top of my fave list. I was beyond delighted when last year Pantone chose Emerald- it's such a rich hue and puts me in mind of fabulously glinting jewels and royalty! Imagine my excitement when this time Pantone reached across the colour wheel and picked a gorgeous captivating purple!! Aaaa :) I love the Pantone team!

This is what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute has to say about Radiant Orchid:

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Maybelline Eye Studio Vivid and Smooth Liner Olive : Review

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From time to time, I get bored with using just plain black kohl on my eyes. Especially during the winters because everything is dull and I just need a pop of colour to lift my mood up! Now, I'll have you know that I am absoulutely rubbish at using liquid eyeliners; I can never control the brush and the liquid has a great tendency to go into my eyes aaaaargh!

So that's why I love coloured eye-pencils. They are a real boon for klutzes like me :) Just swipe them on and bam, you've got yourself real fancy eyes! Bingoooo! Let's rock all those parties ladies!

And It's 2014!!

We wish you all sing and dance and scream and have the time of your lives this year! Lets fill it with magic and dreams and some good madness, yes? Here's to a 2014 packed with adventures, good health, success for all you wonderful people and your families and lots of happiness!

Lots of love,
Swati & Smriti :)