Wednesday, 29 June 2016

NYX comes to India!!

You know how most of us keep complaining why many international brands don't have their products in India? Remember going crazy trying to track down a product somewhere online and then paying crazy amounts of shipping charges? 

Well, unless you are completely not into beauty (which makes me wonder what you are doing here?...but now that you are here..stay! I have some good news to share!), chances are that you are aware of NYX and several people raving about their products. Girls, NYX is finally coming to India! *insert drumrolls*

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Garnier Ultra Blends Revitalizing Shampoo, 5 Precious Herbs : Review

I am sure that by now most of you have heard of Garnier launching the new Ultra Blends range, though if you try and remember, these aren't quite that new at all. 
Who all have used and loved their old Ultra Doux range? I know I particularly loved the walnut oil one. And like all things that you like, it was discontinued. 

Imagine my glee, to come across these the other day. I picked up a few variants to test out and see how they fare. Going with the Revitalizing variant first.. 

Garnier Ultra Blends Revitalizing Shampoo review

Monday, 27 June 2016

Chambor Intense Nail Color : Review, NOTD

After such a long time, I realized that we don't have any products from Chambor up here, even though I have some stuff from them in my stash. Let's rectify this problem now itself, and begin with the Chambor Intense Nail Color.


Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Body Shop, Green Tea Eau de Cologne : Review

Wouldn't being a butterfly be absolutely fantastic? Imagine flitting from one fragrant flower to another, drinking in all they had to offer with not a care in the world. Fortunately, The Body Shop outlets nearly always allow me to live my fantasy, and I go sniff-sniffing every jar with the happiest feelings ever!

Between Smriti & me, we've been trying to grow our perfume collection- sampling new launches, recommending trusted ones to each other. It's honestly quite easy to lose sight of what you're looking for, in the plethora of fragrances that flood our market.

For a while now, I was on the hunt for a clean perfume. Something I could just spritz on regardless of the weather, the occasion, time.. anything at all. And when TBS launched their Fuji Green Tea collection, the cologne lured my senses effortlessly.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

3 The Body Shop Hand Creams - Moringa, Honeymania & Shea : Review

Like I have said before on the blog, I am trying to get more into regular use of handcreams, courtesy work hazards. After trying a few from Neutrogena (which still remains a favourite!) & Organic Surge, I wanted to try some new ones and I went straight to The Body Shop for the sheer variety they have. Plus their handcreams have really cute packaging :)

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Maybelline The Magnum Barbie Mascara : Review, EOTD

"What's the one makeup product you wouldn't leave the house without?" 

A few months back I would have said know the love connection between Indian women and kajal right?
Ask me the question today and my answer would be MASCARA! 

Of course, on a regular work day the hospital sees me sans makeup (I have become so lazy, that I don't apply anything, not even kohl) and just stick to a bare minimum tinted lip one there would believe I was a beauty blogger :P :D

But, on an evening out, or when I am going anywhere else apart from the hospital, I just cannot do without mascara. The wonderful invention! This product has the magical ability to transform you from tired & sleepy to wide awake in just a few wand wiggles. Oooh yeah! Gimme some mascara! 

Confession : I have always used mascaras from Maybelline! Talk about brand loyalty! Started with the Hypercurl, moved to Falsies & the Big Eyes, got back to the Falsies (favourite ever!!). Their mascaras have never let me down. 
So yes, naturally I jinxed the whole thing & for once, I was somewhat let down by this one. 

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

L’Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner, Pure Purple : Review & Swatches

L'Oreal comes out with a new collection each year with the Cannes film Festival. Among this years collection, I was most excited about the Mega Gloss (already reviewed here) and the Silkissime Eyeliner. 

The reviews I had read were great and this particular variant, Pure Purple caught my eye the most. Though I resisted buying it for quite a while and then this happened : 

Inner Voice : "You don't need another colored liner! Don't give in to temptation"
Me : Ok...! (Picks it up and stares at it wistfully)
Inner Voice : "Drop it right now girl!"
Me: OK OK! (running out of the store before I get lured completely)

Has a bad day at work.... "Hmmmm...I need to set my mood right"...Pops into the nearest Health & Glow...Walks out 5 minutes later, Pure Purple in my had...a megawatt smile on my face" :D

Pssst... I always love to add a good colored liner in my stash. 

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7 Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams : Review & Swatches

It's like a jackpot post this evening! We bring you 7 Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams swatched in one place. Quite a few months back I had gone to pick just one to test out, but I came back with 7! *don't judge me* We all like a good matte lip don't we? You have to see the pretty colors in this range to understand why I couldn't pick just one :D 

I don't have so many colors from one range before, which is clear enough as to how much I love them! Now, some of you might be aware of these gems (supposed to be dupes of the NYX Soft matte Lip Creams), though if you aren't here is your chance to know about them and go grab them asap! 

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Monday, 13 June 2016

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Mega Gloss, 109 Fight For it : Review & Swatches

I have a weird relationship with glosses. When I started with some makeup, years ago, I loved them. So much. Then over the past couple of years I gravitated towards lipsticks more (for the simple reason that they last much longer). So much so, that the glosses in my stash were neglected for a very long time. And now, over the past 2 months, my love for glosses is back. I think this can be partly blamed on the weather. Summers are perfect for getting those glosses out!

Anyway, so L'Oreal launched the Infallible Mega Glosses & like a true makeup junkie I gave in to temptation. I know that  the shade "I Got the Power" is probably the most raved one in this range, but somehow I was particularly drawn to "Fight For It". Take a look!  

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Blusher All I Think About Is You : Review

Makeup Revolution is fast becoming one of my favorite brands due to their affordable pricing and quality products. I've already shared my thoughts on the Iconic 1 and Iconic 3 Redemption palettes, Salvation lip gloss in No Ordinary Love, the #LipHugs in Save me from Yourself and Love can set you Free, and the Vivid Baked Bronzer in Golden Days. Today I'm going to share another product from the Vivid Baked range, and it's a blusher called All I think about is You.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Blusher All I Think About Is You review

I had actually bought it looooong back with the Salvation lip gloss, and I've been using it for nearly a year now. The reason I didn't feature it here was because I could find the perfect timing. Come winter, I thought it was more of a summer blush and so I held back. Come summer, I though it was more of a frosty morning kind of shade, so I held back yet again. And the past 10 months have made me realise, All I think about is You actually is so versatile, it works with all seasons beautifully!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

L'Oreal Paris 24H Super Gel Liner: Review

So, I finished my first gel liner! And well, since I loved it so much I might as well share a short reveiw about it. It's the plain old L'Oreal Super Gel Liner. It was bought way back in 2013 (I think..) and it finally finally got over!

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Maybelline SuperStay Gel Polish, Midnight Red & Rose Poudre : Review & Swatches

I was on a nailpolish ban for a while now, trying to first finish the ones already in my stash. But then the other day I was passing by the Maybelline Counter and 2 shades just called out to me so much, I had to pick these babies up... They had my name written all over the bottle. Deep Red & a Pinky Nude? Yes! Anyday! 
The 2 shades being from their  SuperStay Gel Polish collection - 287 Midnight Red and 130 Rose Poudre. Just take a moment and look at the picture below.. aren't both beautiful?! 

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Friday, 3 June 2016

First Ever Empties Post : May 2016

So, Nivedita from Makeup and Chit Chat has consistently been doing so many empties and decluttering posts, that she has totally inspired me.
As a beauty blogger, I kept trying new stuff without finishing the old ones & things just kept on piling. These posts are such a great way to dig out products from the stash and use them up before getting/trying out new ones. 
So here goes my first ever "Empties" post : May 2016! 

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Shaving Part 5

So, in the last post of the #SubscribetoSmooth series I am sharing the tips I have picked up over the past month which have been super helpful in my shaving experience. You can read the previous posts here if you haven't already, where I have busted a few myths associated with shaving. I had been using only shaving as a hair removal method for the past month.

Compared to the messy waxing and obnoxious smelling hair removal creams, shaving is so hassle free and does the job in 5 miniutes! 

Moroccan Oil Hair Spa at Bounce, Indiranagar! #ArganEveryDay

If you follow us on Instagram (if you don't yet then what are you waiting for?!), you would know that a few of weeks back Bounce Salon had invited us to experience the Moroccan oil hair spa treatment and I couldn't have been more excited. 
Thick healthy hair was something I remember the 17 year old me having. Of course, I used to take a lot of care back then. 
Blame the increasing age, pollution, stress and a somewhat unhealthy lifestyle and now my hair has reduced in volume by half, it isn't as shiny anymore and don't even get me started on the hairfall! 
An occasional hair spa has hence has become essential to keep to keep my hair in a decent state. 
I had never tried out the Moroccan Oil before this, so ofcourse I couldn't wait to see the results!