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?