Tuesday, 27 December 2016

12 Things Only Epilator Users Will Know

When it comes to hair removal, there are only 2 ways I go to now - Shave or Epilate. I love both the methods equally. I have already discussed shaving in detail on the blog previously. When it comes to epilators, it does not get better than Braun. I have been using my trusty Braun 5280 (will feature it soon...promise!) for over 3 years now and it is still going strong. I have successfully converted many others around me to epilation too! :D 

Braun lets you in on the secret  things only seasoned epilator  users know…

We dare you to make the switch and see for yourself. Warning,  side effects  include  experiencing non-stop beautifully smooth, silky skin that you wont be able to keep your hands off!

Monday, 26 December 2016

L'Oreal Color Riche A L'Huile Nail Varnish, Rose Ballet, Moka Chic & Cafe De Nuit : Review & Swatches!

Recently we got our hands on the new L'Oreal Color Riche Le Vernis A L'Huile polishes and have been excited to share it on the blog ever since! L'Oreal nail polishes have always won our hearts with their chic shades and smooth formulations, and although they aren't the most budget friendly, owning a few is a must!

L'Oreal Color Riche A L'Huile Nail Varnish review,  L'Oreal rose ballet review, loreal moka chic review, loreal cafe de nuit review

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Stationery Love with My Paper Clip!

A few weeks back, we got some goodies from myPaperClip which I had shared on our Instagram page. A lot you of wanted a little preview to the individual items, so here it is :)

Friday, 23 December 2016

Colorbar Matte Nail Lacquer, Blackness : Review and NOTD

So few weeks back Shayoni from Sweet and Bitter Blog had recommended this one on her blog and after seeing her swatches, it was all I could think about :D
I searched for it everywhere, travelled far and wide, but alas! It was out of stock everywhere! I finally managed to get hold of it last week at the nearby mall. Phew! 
If you would have told me a few months back that I would someday be seen sporting a black nailpolish, I would have laughed in your face. And now, here I am, the proud owner of the Colorbar Blackness, and I cannot wait to wear it! 

Colorbar Matte nail Lacquer review, Colorbar Matte nail Lacquer Blackness review, Colorbar Blacknes review, Colorbar Blacknes swatch

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Lakme 9-to-5 Eye Color Quartet Tanjore Rush : Swatches & Review

A while back I shared a post on Festive Makeup Essentials, and the Lakme Tanjore Rush palette was I think one of the stars of that post. Since, the festive/wedding season is still on, here are the swatches of the palette (since many of you wanted to see that) and you still have some time to go get it, if you haven't already! :D

Lakme 9-to-5 Eye Color Quartet Tanjore Rush, Lakme Tanjore Rush, Lakme Tanjore Rush review

Monday, 19 December 2016

Jovees Foot Cream & Scrub : Review

With winter now, I get more inclined to use cream based products. I gave my trusted Scholl Rough Skin Remover a rest and picked up the Joves Foot Cream & Scrub. This is the first time I have tried anything from Jovees, and most probably I wouldn't have looked into this brand, but the Cream+Scrub got me really intrigued. Read on!

Jovees Foot Cream & Scrub review

Saturday, 17 December 2016

The Body Shop Lip Scuff : Review

Winter is just lovely! But it sure does bring with itself a few problems, one of them including dry lips. And with the matte lip trend going around, dry lips are just around the corner all the time. So, when TBS was having a 30% off on their site, I decided to get a few of my all time favourites and then came across the Lip Scuff. Since I had never tried a proper lip scrub before (I usually stick to diy kinds. Check our recipe here) I thought why not! Read on! 

The Body Shop Lip Scuff, The Body Shop Lip Scuff review

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask : First Impressions

Innisfree recently launched on Nykaa, and we couldn't be more exicted! They have a store in Delhi, but unfortunately they haven't opened up in other cities yet which made their products pretty much inaccessible. Now that this issue has been solved, we finally tried out some products from the brand and will be reviewing them soon. Up today is the Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. 

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask review

Monday, 12 December 2016

November 2016 Empties!

I am super proud of myself for being able to do these empties post. I never thought I would be able to go so far, but I have been super consistent fir the past 6 months or so. I may not have a mountain of used up products each month, but I am happy that I am atleast using things up. 
Anyway, here are the November Empties! :)

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Banjara’s Skin Positive Beauty Cream and Body Lotion : First Impressions

Hello everyone! So we received a few products from Banjaras a while back, and I have been trying them out for the past few days. 

"Banjara’s was launched in 1993 with line of products that are predominantly herbal powders. The aim was to provide quality herbal powders for beauty care in a largely unorganised category.Today Banjara’s has grown from having 6 products at its inception to about 60 products across 12 product categories. Banjara’s is now a well-known brand and its products are available across all the south Indian markets as well as several e-retailers and beauty parlors."

Read on to know my first impressions :)

Banjara’s Skin Positive Beauty Cream and Body Lotion, Banjara’s Skin Positive Beauty Cream and Body Lotion review

Monday, 5 December 2016

Faces Canada Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon, Wrapped Up : Review, Swatch and LOTD

Cubby sticks always tempt me. Add a matte effect one and I am sold. Funny how I am so very late in trying the Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon by Faces Canada. Everyone else out there has tried these out and have raved about them. 

I was crossing the Faces counter a few weeks back and some of these chubby sticks were kept out on the counter. True to my beauty blogger and makeup lover image, I went and started swatching them. Before I knew it, I fell in love with quite a few of them! Oh Boy!*trouble trouble*
After a lot of thought, I picked Wrapped Up. It was too pretty to let go and I didn't have a similar color in my collection. 

Faces Canada Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon review, Faces Canada Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon Warpped up review, Faces Canada Wrapped Up review

Friday, 2 December 2016

L'Oreal Professionnel Liss Unlimited Smoothing Masque : Review

Story of my life? Bad hair days.

I have hair that I simply cannot manage! It's wavy and frizzy, it has cow-licks, it has a widow's peak, it's now extremely dry at the ends, it's falling shedding like fur all over the place... I can keep on ranting about it.

It's tough to maintain good hair health with a lack of proper nutrition. That's principally why nearly every hostel resident will complain of hair fall and a lack lustre mane. The difference between skin and hair is that while skin is living, and you can boost it with external TLC, hair is dead, and 90% of your damage control efforts will prove futile, or if not, just temporary. Since the formed hair is already weak, there's little that can be done to repair it.

L'Oreal Professionnel Liss Unlimited Smoothing Masque review, L'Oreal Professionnel Liss Unlimited  review

Nevertheless, caring for your tresses is vital, as it gives it some protection against the harsh environment! When I saw this hair mask which proudly declared 'For Rebellious Hair,' I knew I had to give it a try, with a small hope that it tames my hair too!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Hooked Onto : November Edit

I love doing the "Hooked Onto" posts and many of you have told me that you love reading them. So, here's another one. Henceforth though, I will be naming them according to the month. The numbers were making a bit difficult for me to keep a track :D 
Anyway, here you go lovelies! 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Beardo - Mustache Beard Wax, Fragrance Oil, Beard Wash : Review

I’s the end of November, and also, hopefully, to the craziness that it entails with No Shave November and Movember and a ton of other #hashtags abounding on social media with men and women going gaga over all sorts of facial hair.

Well we at Curios & Dreams thought to put the facts out and in the process do a brand review as well.

Monday, 28 November 2016

October 2016 Empties!

This is coming a bit late, I know. I was a bit caught up with work. But here are the October empties finally, so take a look :)

Friday, 25 November 2016

My Fit Fuel : First Impressions

By Ashish Gyan

If you are one of the growing multitude of this generation, who likes to lead a fit, active and healthy lifestyle amidst the cacophony of unhealthy options that surround us, you would want to spend a few moments learning how to do it right, rather than doing and unending series of knee destroying, back breaking (literally), hamstring pulling routines as advised by scores of offline and online health “pundits”.

My Fit Fuel review

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

My Current Favourite Hair Styling Products!

I have got a few queries about the products I use for styling my hair and I thought it would be better to do a full post about it, so all of you can benefit from it. 
Let me start by telling you that I am not too experimental with hair styling. Not that I don't want to be, I just am hopeless at creating new styles and it is a tedious process for me. So my usual routine is shampoo, blow dry and using a hair straightener at the ends to take away the waves. That's about it. 
Though sometimes. I use products to get a slightly different look. Take a look at what's in my stash! 

Favourite Hair Styling Products

Monday, 21 November 2016

New Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer : Review & NOTD

Who hasn't been loving mattes lately?! I have been loving matte lips for a long time now, though I was a bit late to join the matte nails trend. Nevertheless, I finally bought 2 of the Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquers, S'mores Milkshake and Blueberry Frosting. 
Smriti, has bought 2 as well and will be sharing them shortly! (update : swatched here). Meanwhile, take a look at these two :)

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer review, Nykaa Smores Milkshake review, Nykaa blueberry frosting review

Friday, 18 November 2016

Maybelline V-Face Duo Stick : Review & Swatches

I haven't really ventured into contouring before. I always loved using a highlighter and stuck to that, but contouring wasn't really my thing. Mainly because I couldn't find the right products. I did get a bronzer/contour powder a while back and I used it on my jaw line sometimes, but that's about it. So when Maybelline came out with their new V-Face collection I was super excited to try it out! 
I spoke about the V-Face blush contour a couple of weeks back and got a lot of requests to review the Duo Stick as well. So here it is :)

Maybelline V-Face Duo Stick review

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Irresistible Me, Diamond Flat Iron : Review

Let me just put it out there...I am not good with hair styles. Not that I don't try, but everytime I want to put my hair in a different way, I end up having a birds nest look. So I stick to keeping my hair open, usually as it is, and on occasions when I am going out, straightening it out a bit. So a hair straightner is my most used hair styling tool. I got set the Diamond Flat Iron from Irresistible Me and I have been using it for the past few weeks. Let's a look at it :)

Irresistible Me Diamond Flat Iron review, Irresistible Me Diamond Flat Iron india

Monday, 14 November 2016

One NightStand : Currently on My Bedside Table!

I love reading posts that give you a little peek into lives of people you follow. So, I will make an attempt to give you some insights into mine. I already did a Random Facts About Me post a while back. Here's another one, where you can find out what I usually keep on my bedside table. Bedside tables tend to be the place where people stash their every night essentials, whether its crammed full of lotions and potions or stuffed with munchies (mine sees a lot of that too), gadgets or books. You can easily grab the things you love/need before tucking in. 

Some of you might already know that I live in a hostel, and the room isn't quite that spacious. So my desk is placed right next to the bed, and a corner of that desk serves as a nightstand-ish area. 

on my Bedside Table, on my nightstand

Friday, 11 November 2016

StudioWest Pure Passion Cashmere Chubby Lipstick - Dreamy Chestnut : Review

I absolutely love chubby lipsticks! They're fun to behold, easy to use, convenient to chuck into your handbag, and above all is their charm which tugs at the childish threads of my heart!

My very first chubby stick was Broken Hearted by MUA which Swati and I both got together ages ago (and only reviewed recently, sorry!), and then Sultry by Revlon gifted by Swati which I'm so hooked to, I cannot live without!

StudioWest Pure Passion Cashmere Chubby Lipstick review, StudioWest Pure Passion Cashmere Chubby Lipstick dreamy chestnut review

It was a while back when I realized my fair collection of lip products comprised only pinks and nudes in different tones, and I set out to remedy that with a nice brown shade for variety's sake, only to find a sudden dearth in good shades that would not make me look 10 years older! Kylie Jenner may have shot dark matte brown lips to fame, but in my very honest and humble opinion, that shade should only be reserved for editorial looks. Why would one want to sport lips that look as if they had all life sucked out of them!? It boggles my mind to no end.. -_-

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Colour - Reef Raf & Great White : Review

Life has put me in a very paradoxical situation.

On one side my profession strictly demands clipped nails, and on the other side I love nail polish! It's a constant tug-o'-war between my desire to adhere to the rules, and break them by boldly sporting coloured nails. The only canvas I have left are my toes and I'm determined to make full use of them!

A lot of my Color Show nail polishes ran out (yes its possible to finish a bottle of nail polish) or turned goo-ey (like my beloved Green Grafitti which sadly just didn't work as a toe colour) and I had a major stash clearing phase. With ample space for new polishes, a Sally Hansen sale came right on time and I quickly grabbed two of the Triple Shine ones, and the Salon Manicure base coat too!

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Colour review, Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Colour reef raf review, Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Colour great white review

Monday, 7 November 2016

BodyHerbals Skin Brightening Instant Beauty Face Pack : Review

When you live in the tropics, and on the east side of the country, it's hard to come by a day when the sun isn't pouring all its malice on you. Remember the Glucon-D ad, where the sun keeps sipping away the energy of every poor soul daring enough to be outside? That's exactly what keeps playing in my mind every single time I traipse through my campus. Apart from feeling drained physically, I also feel drained aesthetically. My skin sports an astonishing tan despite all the protection I use, and also seems dull if I skip caring for it even for a couple of days!

Out of the numerous items I use to maintain some of the glory of my skin, this brightening face pack is a recent addition, but one well worth the expenditure.

BodyHerbals Skin Brightening Instant Beauty Face Pack review

Friday, 4 November 2016

Maybelline V-FACE Blush Contour : Review & Swatches

Aren't you happy that contouring products are finally coming to the Indian market? So when Maybelline launched their V-FACE collection at the Amazon Fashion Week this year, I couldn't wait to try it out! Let me talk about the Blush Contour first since I have used it more :)

Maybelline V-FACE Blush Contour review

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Maybelline India Launches the V-FACE Contour Collection!

I love new launches! I guess I could blame it on the job now, but who am I kidding.... new makeup  always excited me, way before I was into blogging. You should see me at the counters going "Is there something new?" everytime I am in a mall :D 

So, Maybelline is a well loved brand here at C&D and with good reason. Their products are affordable, work well and they bring in something new often which makes me super happy! Their newest launch is the V-Face Contour Collection. We finally have some drugstore contouring products in India! Hooray! 

The collection includes 3 products:
V-Face Blush Contour
V-Face Duo Stick
V-Face Duo Powder

I currently have the blush contour and the duo stick, which I have been trying out over the past week. Reveiw coming up soon girls! 

Are you excited about the V-FACE collection? 

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Hooked Onto #14

With a new month, comes a new Hooked Onto post! Here's what I have been liking so far in October :)

october favourties, currently loving, hooked onto

Monday, 24 October 2016

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

A few weeks back I had spoken about the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil and my eternal love for it. My love for facial oils is increasing with each passing day and I don't mind investing in good skincare products anymore, even though they are a bit expensive. I now use the Clarins one 2-3 time a week, and the other days I bring out the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. 

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate review, Kiehl's MRC review

Friday, 21 October 2016

Current Favourite Lipcolors for Fall - 2016

I love the cold season! There I said it. I find it way better than summer overall. One of the reasons way I love fall-winter (apart from all the cozy blankets and cardigans, the yummy hot chocolates) is "dark lips"! You can finally get out all the berry tones, deep reds, vampy colors and rock it everyday! So all my dark lippies get the love they truly deserve. Here are my current favourites for Fall- 2016. Take a look! :)

Favourite Lipsticks for Fall,  Favourite Lipsticks for winter,  Favourite Lipsticks for Fall winter

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Gentleman Says : The Lord of the Blades

Ladies and Gentlemen, we welcome you all to the Rumble of the Jungle (the hairy kinds).

In the Blue Corner weighing in at a muscular, ripped 42 gms, is the LetsShave.com’s Pace 6 plus at a price tag of Rs. 549 (exclusive of COD charges) which arrived in style with a pack of 4 Pace 6 Cartridges.

LetsShave.com Pace 6 plus review, LetsShave.com review, mens razor review

In the Red Corner, weighing in at a sleek, 36 gms, is the Blacksaber (How cool is THAT name, right!) which came with 1 blade and is priced at Rs. 299.

Blade and bath review, Blade and bath blacksaber review, mens razor review

Now how do they stack up against each other, that’s the big question that Gentlemen such as me, who are a bit tired of the whole Gillette juggernaut, and are on the lookout for more economical and hopefully a better shave quality, and we at Curios n Dreams embarked on a journey to answer just that question.

Monday, 17 October 2016

September 2016 Empties!

I can't even tell you how much I am enjoying doing these empties posts. There is something very satisfying about finsihing up a product and I love doing the mini reviews along as well. While my Septemeber empties satsh isn't a lot, here's what I used up: 

September 2016 Empties, September empties

Friday, 14 October 2016

Top Picks for the Festive Season!

Who all love October? The slight chill in the air, shopping, holidays and all the festivities around, it is surely a lovely month. And with all the festivals lined up, I thought why not share with you all my favourite makeup products for this Diwali! Take a peek :)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Fabindia Crafts Bazaar

What's one of the advantages of being a beauty and lifestyle blogger? Getting invited to fabulous events! Last Sunday was one such amazing event, the Craft Bazaar organized by Fabindia (a brand that we at C&D have an eternal love for!). I was not quite in the festive spirits yet, but when I reached the venue I couldn't help but just feel the festive vibe all around me. Thank you Fabindia for a great experience.
Take a look at all the fun activities they had lined up!

Monday, 10 October 2016

MUA Power Pout, Crazy in Love : Review, Swatches & LOTD

A few days back I had shared the MUA Power Pout in Broken Hearted here and you all loved it. Here's the other variant in my stash called Crazy in Love

MUA Power Pout Crazy in Love review, MUA Power Pout review

Friday, 7 October 2016

Anatomicals Face Masks : First Impressions

Guuurrrllll, you know I love me a good face mask! It's a perfect way to give your skin that extra TLC and makes an essential part of my feel good pamper routine. I try and use a face mask at least once a week, and usually I stick to the homemade/organic ones. But a look at these cuties by Anatomicals is enough to tempt anyone! 
I got 2 of these as a part of my birthday gift hamper (my friend has quite a quirky side, so no doubt that the names had a certain appeal :P) And then I went ahead and got me 1 more. Anyway, I thought I'd should do a first impressions post of all the 3 together. Read on! 

Anatomicals face mask review, anatomicals,

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

My Usual Repurchases!

Being a beauty blogger, there are times when my stash is overflowing with products (occupational hazard). Recently I was decluttering my entire stash (throwing away expired products, seperating things that could be passed on to others) and keeping back things I love and will use. Which is when I thought I should do a post on the products I repurchase the most. 

I always like knowing about things that others absolutely love and maybe you would want to know about the things that you would always find in my stash. Here you go :

Favourite Products, Usual Repurchases, Frequent Repurchases,

Monday, 3 October 2016

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Honey & Beeswax Hand And Foot Butter : Review

I have a weakness for hand and foot creams. Blame it on the long hours on working with plaster and gloves and standing, but I always feel that my extremities need extra TLC. So, today I have The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Honey & Beeswax Hand And Foot Butter (quite a long name!) up for you! 

Friday, 30 September 2016

L'Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit : Review & Swatches

Back in the day, there were only a few things women used to do when it came to makeup, one of them being brows. I remember that my mom and aunts always had the Lakme eyebrow pencil (the only one available in India back then) in their stash and I used to watch them intrigued while they softly filled and shaped their brows. Over the years I never really understood the whole hype about doing your brows, until recently, when somedays I just filled them a bit (had some extra time) and I realized that it made a massive difference!

I normally would use a matte brown powder, but when Maybelline came out with their Fashion Brow Duo Shaper I grabbed it asap and I loved using it. Of course, the Indian market has evolved since the Lakme pencil. We now have soft browns and greys available which look more natural. 
Even then, there aren't that many brow products available in the Indian drugstore sadly. When the Maybelline Fashion brow got over, I looked around to try something new (not that I was not happy with the Maybelline one...the beauty blogger in me has to try out newer things!). And in came the L'Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit. 

L'Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit review, L'Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit medium to dark review

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Nykaa Haul!

A haul post! I don't even remember when I had shared one last (you could search for "haul" in the search tab and take a look at the few we have shared). The truth is, I like to take my time before actually getting down to buying a product these days. And only if I think I need to try it out, will I go ahead and get it. So, random hauls on the whim are a thing of the past. But, there were quite somethings on my list for a while now, and I finally bought them over the past couple of months. 
I always find the things I am looking for on Nykaa and lots of times they have good offers running, so here's a Nykaa Haul Post for you all. Take a look! 

Nykaa Haul, my Nykaa Haul, Nykaa Haul blogpost, haul post,

Monday, 26 September 2016

MUA Power Pout, Broken Hearted : Review, Swatches & LOTD

We have had this one (yes, both Smriti & me have it..that is how much we love it) for so long and somehow, I never got down to sharing it with you all. Funny how sometimes the products that we like the most are negelcted as well. Anyway, here's MUA Power Pout in Broken Hearted. 

MUA Power Pout review, MUA Power Pout broken hearted review

Friday, 23 September 2016

Hooked Onto #13

I don't even remember the last time I did a Hooked Onto post! I am so bad with these. Every post I promise to be more regular and I get super lazy again. Not that I lack things that I would be loving, just that I keep putting these posts off. 
Anyway, here's another one. I will break these posts up into categories henceforth to make it a bit organized.Take a look at the things I have been loving off late! :)

Hooked onto, Currently Loving

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Gentleman Says: The Man Company's Charcoal Soap

A Yiddish proverb goes like, “What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul

One couldn't have merged brevity and truth better than this. The humble Bars of soap have been an integral part of our childhood and growing up years. It was the go-to solution, probably the only solution, of the cleansing regimen. Whether it be a Lifebuoy or a Lux, the occasional Liril or Cinthol, or for that matter the quintessential Pears, which always reminds me of my grandmom, as it has been her soap of choice for almost 20 years now (That's brand loyalty for you), these are our tethers to simpler times.
As we grew up, body shampoos, bathing gels, body spa treatments and everything in between vied for our collective attention as they infused themselves with sometimes exotic and most times inane "natural" herbs and spices and elements. We've all tried it, We've all liked it to a certain degree as well, we've come out of the showers feeling relaxed, a bit more manly, a bit more exfoliated and maybe a bit more nourished as our preferences went.
So when, on one of my e-commerce window shopping sprees, I chanced upon The Man Company's Charcoal soap AND it took me 2 minutes straight to throw my money at them. For the sake of full disclosure, the bar is black in colour and they had me right there. It arrived in a simple yet classy brown paper box and didn't have the slippery quality of other regular soap bars.

The Man Company's Charcoal Soap, The Man Company's Charcoal Soap review, Charcoal Soap review, The Man Company

Monday, 19 September 2016

NYX Butter Gloss, Angel Food Cake : Review & Swatches

After loving Red Velvet, I had to invest in some other variants of the NYX Butter Gloss. A quick search and I picked Angel Food Cake. (you have to give it to NYX for such delectable names!) Read on to see how it looks! 

NYX Butter Gloss Angel Food Cake review, NYX Butter Gloss Angel Food Cake swatch

Friday, 16 September 2016

Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette : Review & Swatches

I know this one is not a new product. Most of the bloggers have used it, loved it and recommended it. I had the Maybelline The Nudes eyeshadow palette on my list for a while now, just took  me a little longer to give in to it. I don't use eyeshadows on a regular basis, and while I do buy some singles every once in a while, nothing is better than a palette. It has many colors and finishes in one compact place and you can easily carry them around while on the go. 

Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette review, Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

August 2016 Empties!

Hello everyone! I have started doing these empty posts along with mini reviews of each product and I must say, doing these posts have really been super helpful. I have started using products more efficiently instead of just hoarding them. So, while I did the May and June empties, July was a bit of a downer since I didn't finish too many things. 
Anyway, here I am with the August empties! Take a look! 

August Empties

Monday, 12 September 2016

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil

Hello all! Hope you are having a good Monday. Today, I am writing about one of my most loved products. The Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil. I am a huge advocate of it and have convinced quite a few others to try it too, and most of them have loved it as well. If I were to recommend one skincare product, it would be facial oils!

I have oily-combination skin and I never used to put anything on my face for a long time, even moisturizers. So, the thought of trying out an oil on my skin was sounded super crazy to me. But, I always battle acne on and off and I just wanted to give the Lotus Treatment Oil a try. After finishing a 2ml sample, I was so amazed that picked up the full size the very next day!

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil, Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil review,

Friday, 9 September 2016

Cleaning my Makeup Brushes

After having had to battle acne a few months back, I have become a bit OCD when it comes to makeup cleanliness. Not that I wasn't concerned about it before, just that getting a new breakout ever 3 days made me keep my brushes in a squeaky clean condition. It was a preventive measure, just to make sure that they were not triggering the acne and now I have just got into the routine. 

Cleaning my Makeup Brushes, how i clean makeup brushes

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Kitchen Beauty : Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse DIY

I am big on skincare and beauty DIYs. The satisfaction of mixing the ingredients myself and knowing that it is 100% natural makes me so happy. Don't you feel the same way too? That extra TLC with pure ingredients, free from all those chemicals! 
I have a whole section dedicated to it, so you can head over and check out some more tips. Anyway, coming back to today's post, Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse. I tried it out last week and shared a photo on Instagram (I was that pleased with the results!) and lots of you inquired about it. So, here's a post and now you can try it out too! :)

ACV hair rinse, ACV hair rinse diy, apple cider vinegar hair rinse, apple cider vinegar hair rinse diy

Friday, 2 September 2016

Kama Ayurveda Rose & Jasmine Face Care Box

You all know by now that Kama Ayurveda is one of my favourite brands. Their products have never disappointed me so far and I always like to try out more products from their line. A few months back I had picked up the Rose & Jasmine Face Care Box. I needed a smaller bottle of the rose water (which is already my favourite...read more about it here) and I really wanted to try out their Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser. This box fit the requirement perfectly. 

Kama Ayurveda Rose & Jasmine Face Care Box review

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Abu Dhabi : Review & Swatch

So, the liquid lipstick rage is still going on super strong. And I happen to love it a lot! My liquid matte lipstick collection is growing bigger with each passing day.
For example : "It goes like this.....Hmmm, I have a bright pink lipstick, but do I have it in the matte liquid form? NO! Ooh, I should to get it asap!" :D 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Abu Dhabi review, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream review