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Just Swatches : Mac Powder Blushes

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Beauty, Face, Make Up

Just Swatches : Mac Powder Blushes

This might seem as too many or too few to some, but here are my Mac blushes! I’ve had some of these for ages and one is fairly new! Also for reference, my skintone is NC40.   01. Peaches { Sheertone } – I bought this because I felt I was missing out on it (blush wise), and I was right! It’s sheer, super blendable and just a great colour to wear all year round. It’s a very pretty light peach. 02. Sunbasque { Sheertone Shimmer } – This was the first Mac blush I bought along with Plum Foolery. It has a bit of gold shimmer to it and it looks so good on medium skintones. Even on lighter skintones it gives such a nice sunkissed look. If you don’t mind...

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Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Beauty, Lips, Make Up

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I stuffed myself with mangoes, one of the finer things to enjoy in summer! One thing Sephora does well are the Beauty Insider points and rewards! That’s how I managed to get my hands on the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon. It’s basically a liquid lipstick or lip cream which dries to a matte finish. I have to say, overall, I do like the product and I’d probably buy another shade too but this takes a bit of effort to get it right. Hence, this won’t be getting a full rating from me. Anyway, the shade Icon is a deep blue toned red. If you apply just one coat it will be quite bright. The colour intensifies and deepens when...

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Bourjois Cream Blush in Healthy Glow

Posted on Apr 12, 2014 in Beauty, Face, Make Up

Bourjois Cream Blush in Healthy Glow

This is such a cute product! It’s the famous little round pot but now it houses a cream blush! Bourjois launched four shades in their Cream Blush range. I’m reviewing the shade 02 Healthy Glow. It’s a light peachy apricot colour. It tends to look a little bit more peachy pink on the skin and there’s also very subtle gold shimmer running through it. I find that the shimmer is more apparent in heavy swatches but not so much after your blend it. The colour is something that will suit both cool and warm skintones but might not show up as easily on deeper ones. But it gives a really nice peachy colour which looks very natural. It’s also a sheer blush which makes...

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Top 10 Nail Polishes for Spring

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Top 10 Nail Polishes for Spring

To be very honest, I don’t always follow the seasonal trends when it comes to nail polish. My mood and what catches my eye pretty much dictates what I’m wearing at the moment. But for those who do, here are my top 10 picks for spring and summer! I like blues, greens and this year, the radiant orchid shade as well. Let’s get started!       01. H&M Newlyweds – This is a lovely sheer polish which has a milky white base and gold shimmer densely scattered. It looks very understated and beautiful! 02. Formula X for Sephora Standout – Possibly the only baby pink colour I have but it makes a good nude shade as well. 03. Zoya Perrie – This is...

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BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 in The 15 Minutes

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 in The 15 Minutes

Every month I rotate makeup in my “daily use” section so I actually end up using the lot. Last month I got a lot of wear from this neglected eyeshadow duo. BareMinerals eyeshadows, particularly the READY range are raved about everywhere. So, when there was a nifty discount on FeelUnique, I grabbed this. The BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 in The 15 Minutes is a two eyeshadow palette with the shades Page Six and Most Requested. Page Six is a warm baby pink with fine gold shimmer. It’s pigmented but not as much as Most Requested. In comparison, it feels just a tiny bit chalky, it’s not as buttery smooth as the other one. This definitely looks like a frost...

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Max Factor Mini Effect Nail Polish in Fantasy Fire

Posted on Apr 6, 2014 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Max Factor Mini Effect Nail Polish in Fantasy Fire

Today I’m bringing you yet another nail polish that is utterly gorgeous. But not the best buy for the price though. I saw it for the first time on this blog and I just had to have it! It’s part of the Mini Nail Polish line which are these tiny cute polish bottles. I lot of them are gorgeous complex shades including shimmers and duochromes. Anyway, I’ll get down to business. Fantasy Fire is a layering sheer polish with a MAJOR duochrome shift. It’s a blue-indigo base with shimmer that shifts from orange to green. It’s quite thin and not really meant to be worn on its own. It’ll take way too many coats to get it opaque and with such a tiny bottle (and...

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L’oreal Shine Caresse Lip Gloss in Lolita

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 in Beauty, Lips, Make Up

L’oreal Shine Caresse Lip Gloss in Lolita

Hey guys! Here’s a nice nude lip gloss! I got swept up in the hype of this being a YSL Glossy Stain dupe and promptly picked it up from Myntra.com! The L’oreal Shine Caresse Lip Gloss range is more like lip stains with a glossy finish. The shade Lolita is dusty mauvy pink. How this looks on your lips can change a bit because it’s sheer and your lip colour does show through. It looks more cool toned in the tube but it’s a very warm pink which is even better for Indian skintones. For me, it gives a sheer wash of colour and appears as a warm pink, very close MLBB shade. I also detected very subtle gold shimmer but it’s very fine. This particular shade is sheer...

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Nars Blush in Taj Mahal

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 in Beauty, Face, Make Up

Nars Blush in Taj Mahal

You know I have a soft spot for Nars blushes, but this one is actually my least used blush. I bought this when, like everyone else, I was having an orange phase. This seemed like the perfect blush for it. Nars Blush in Taj Mahal is a powder blush in orange with gold shimmer. When you blend it, you can really spot a nice gold sheen across it. It’s more of a yellowy-orange than a reddish one. I do really like the colour, it can seem too much for a neutral everyday look but if you apply a sheer layer, it can look great! It really warms your complexion. This is so so pigmented, it’s difficult to use. I mean that says more about me, rather than being the fault of a product. In...

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Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Orange Ovation Spotlight Coral

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Beauty, Lips, Make Up

Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Orange Ovation Spotlight Coral

This is an oldie I once picked up at an airport. The Dior Addict High Shine range (not to be confused with Dior Addict) is discontinued but I thought I’d review it anyway, it’s still available on certain websites. I suppose it’s meant to be more glossy than the Addict range but I didn’t really find that much of a difference compared to Backstage. Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Orange Ovation/ Spotlight Coral is a peachy pink, leaning more towards the orange side with a bit of gold shimmer added to it. It’s a really nice warm colour which will suit most skintones. It’s a sheer lipstick and has a bit of a balm like texture. Very similar to the new...

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Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Taboo

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Taboo

I’ve said this before, it’s a galaxy in a bottle. I first came across this nail polish on Karen’s blog and I was blown away. I knew I had to have it. I scoured the net for it and finally managed to pick it up when I was abroad. I was a bit concerned because it costs 27 freaking dollars and I don’t rate other Chanel nail polishes that highly. The cream formulas in general just seem very streaky. But luckily, this one turned out to be quite good. I’m not sure what collection this is a part of but Taboo is a shimmer polish in a darkened purple base. Suspended in that you have bright blue, bronze and red violet shimmer. I think it looks a lot more red based in the...

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Wishlist : March 2014

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in Beauty, Clothing, Face, Fashion, Make Up, Skincare

Wishlist : March 2014

Hope you guys had a great weekend! Best to start off this week with a bit of wishful thinking! This is a more realistic wishlist for me because there are a few products that I might actually end up buying.     01. Origins : Face Mask : Drink Up 10 Minute Mask Heard a lot of good stuff about this mask, might actually buy this. It’s a good hydrating mask.   02. Clinique : Blush : Cheek Pop Blush : Ginger Pop I want these, hope they release soon in India. Ginger Pop looks like a perfect everyday blush.   03. Dior : Face Powder : Diorskin Nude Compact : Apricot Beige I’m on the market for a new face powder. Should be light, little spf, a nice mirror, sturdy...

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Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Coral Crush

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Coral Crush

Hey guys! I had a very hectic week and now I’m just looking forward to relaxing and blogging this weekend! Also, Happy Women’s Day! At the very least we get to enjoy sales on this Saturday. I did a tiny bit of shopping on FeelUnique since they’re having 15% discount store wide! ^_^ Rimmel have  a nice range of moderately priced nail polishes. This one is from the 60 Seconds line and called Coral Crush. It’s a really nice colour for summer! As the name suggests, Coral Crush is a mix of pink and orange, a good coral shade. It feels slightly duochrome as it shifts between a few shades of orange and pink depending on the lighting. It’s also a bit pearlescent which...

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February 2014 Favourites

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 in Beauty, Face, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

February 2014 Favourites

Hey guys! Is it raining in your city? I swear it’s been raining atleast once a month since October! It’s insane, but I’m not complaining! ^_^ Here are my favourites for Feb and Jan 2014! To be honest, this is a small favourites post because most of the things I’m using I’ve already covered multiple times in other posts!       01. Exfoliant : Dermalogica : Gentle Cream Cleanser I’ve already reviewed it but it’s a really good chemical exfoliant. Love this!   02. Moisturizer : Korres : Wild Rose 24hr Moisturising Cream This is very rich cream. I used this and the Clarins one in winter. You need a really tiny bit for this to...

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Just Swatches : Milani Color Statement Lipsticks

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 in Beauty, Lips, Make Up

Just Swatches : Milani Color Statement Lipsticks

Hey guys! So excited for this post, the colours are crazy! Milani is a really underrated brand, this have great quality stuff for very reasonable and cheap prices. One of their better products are the Milani Color Statement Lipsticks. They are all hydrating (some more than others) and pigmented lipsticks with varying finishes. I haven’t worn them enough to review them but I thought I’d share the colours. You can let me know which ones you want me to review first! Also, a lot of them are dupes for other lipsticks! ^_^ 01. High Voltage (04) – Creamy – It’s a bright warm red. There’s a lot of orange in there, certainly one of the brighter ones I’ve...

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Formula X for Sephora Nail Polish in Standout

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Formula X for Sephora Nail Polish in Standout

Hey guys! This week is just not ending! I want Saturday to be here already! Here is another pretty nail polish with a less an impressive formula. It’s another one of the Formula X for Sephora ones. Standout is from the New Neutrals range and is a creamy and pearlescent finish. Standout is a lovely light nude shade. I wouldn’t call this a baby pink, but it is a very pale warm pink. It’s the perfect manicure colour! I’m surprised I don’t have anything like, its a very dupeable shade. It’s a cream polish but it has white pearlescent bits in it as well. It’s very noticeable in the bottle but doesn’t really show up on the nail. It’s creamy...

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