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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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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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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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Formula X for Sephora Nail Polish in Orbit

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Formula X for Sephora Nail Polish in Orbit

I’ve had a mad week recovering from a cough but things are slowly getting back to normal. I feel like this month went by in a flash! That aside, here’s another nail polish from the Formula X for Sephora range. Orbit is a true navy blue and one from the New Classics or cream finish range. It’s on the darker side but a gorgeous staple kind of shade. But I’m not too impressed with the quality, especially at the price. It’s thick consistency wise and that makes application a bit more tedious. It can go on a bit streaky and mine came with a part of the brush sticking out. It can also apply unevenly so you need two thick coats to get it to look even. On a smaller...

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L’oreal Glam Shine Reflexion Lip Gloss in Sheer Framboise

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in Beauty, Lips, Make Up

L’oreal Glam Shine Reflexion Lip Gloss in Sheer Framboise

I’ve had this lip gloss for a while now but I don’t think I’ve used it a lot. I’m going through this phase where I’m discovering makeup I bought a while back that I haven’t used often. It’s unsettling, it means I need to stop shopping for quite a while! On that though, I’m thinking of doing a blog sale but I’m just not sure if I should. I personally never buy from blog sales because I don’t like used makeup. It would be ironic right? Going back to the review, here’s L’oreal Glam Shine Reflexion Lip Gloss in the shade Sheer Framboise. The shade is a bright warm pink. Almost like a warm fuchsia with pink and silver...

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Elle 18 Glow Foundation in Shell

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Beauty, Face, Make Up

Elle 18 Glow Foundation in Shell

I got a package from Elle 18 with some of the new products. I was very anxious to try this. The Elle 18 Glow Foundation comes in 4 shades. Here I have it in Shell quick is a pretty alright match for me. First off, I would really call this a foundation, it feels much more like a tinted moisturizer. A very average one. You typically get sheer coverage which gives a natural look and can cover up some unevenness in your skintone. But I don’t like the finish if you try to build it up, it sort of sticks and accentuates problem areas. Unless of course, you have gorgeous skin, you can work well with it. It also feels very much like a lotion when you apply it. It has a thin but creme like...

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Kleancolor Vegas Night Nail Polish

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Kleancolor Vegas Night Nail Polish

I did a bit a of a Kleancolor and Nyx haul from eBay where I bought a set of Kleancolor mini nail polishes. It was so cheap, like $10 for 6 bottles, why not?! Firstly, I’ve tried different types of Kleancolor nail polishes and honestly, I don’t like the quality. The smell is way too strong for me, very chemical and toxic like. I honestly never wear this on my fingers, only toes because it just feels uncomfortable on my nails. Also, the consistency most of the times is very heavy and gloopy! That said, this is one colour that performs well and is really pretty! Kleancolor Vegas Night is a mix of bright blue and purple glitter in a blue jelly base. The blue glitter is more round...

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Clarins Hydraquench Cream

Posted on Dec 21, 2013 in Beauty, Skincare

Clarins Hydraquench Cream

I’ve always wanted to try Clarins skincare but it’s just so damn expensive! Luckily, I was given this because a family member didn’t want to use it (omg what? why?) but in any case, good news for me! The Clarins HydraQuench range in general is for hydration and moisturizing. There are a couple of different types available and also one including SPF 15. This one is the HydraQuench Cream meant for normal to dry skin. Texture wise it’s a very rich and soft cream. It’s easy to apply, bleands well and wbsorbs quickly too. There’s no greasy feeling left behind or anything of the sort. But I did find major issues with the longevity of this depending on how I...

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Chambor Cashmere Nail Polish

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Chambor Cashmere Nail Polish

Muted pinks and purples are another favourite of mine. I feel like this pink is great to wear for office as well. It’s the Chambor nail polish in the shade Cashmere. The name Cashmere has a nice ring to it and the colour feels very luxe as well. It’s creme polish in a muted dusty pink colour. In the spectrum of rosy pinks this one is warm and medium toned, not too light nor too dark. I’m in love with this colour! Looks very feminine and sophisticated. I feel like it would suit all skintones. I’m not too happy about the quality though. It applies well enough but you really have to measure how much product you are taking onto the brush. The consistency is thicker for a...

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Inglot Sleeks Lip Gloss in 45

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 in Beauty, Lips, Make Up

Inglot Sleeks Lip Gloss in 45

I wanted a try a few more Inglot products because I was super impressed with the eyeshadows. These test tube like Sleeks lip glosses really caught my eye because they had so many colours and shimmers. I picked this bright orange one since I don’t really have a colour like this. Inglot Sleeks Lip Gloss in 45 is  bright orange, slightly muted and packed with gold and orange shimmer. The shimmer is very dense and very much noticeable! I love the colour in the tube, but on me it didn’t translate well. The pigmentation is not great, it’s sheer which would be fine but it’s very difficult to build it up because it applies very uneven. For the most part it looks like a tint...

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L’occitane Volumizing Conditioner

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 in Beauty, Haircare

L’occitane Volumizing Conditioner

I wanted to try L’occitane hair products a few months back. I picked the L’occitane Volumizing Conditioner which I think is from the Aromachologie range. Firstly, this is a very gentle and mild conditioner meant for fine and normal hair. If you have very thick and dense hair it might seem like you need too much of this product to make it work. I say that because I have fine hair and even I feel like the need to use more conditioner than I usually do. The conditioner is white in colour and lotion like in consistency. It’s thinner than your average conditioner. This has a very pleasant fragrance which a bit citrusy and minty. I do like that a lot! This does condition hair...

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Bourjois Smokey Eyes Trio Eyeshadow in Lady Vert De Gris

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Bourjois Smokey Eyes Trio Eyeshadow in Lady Vert De Gris

I wish this week would be over already! It’s only Tuesday and I feel like it’s been 10 days since I got a break! Really feel like going away somewhere! I’m not too excited about this product. I sure was when I bought it. It was early days when I started using makeup and I wanted a bunch of neutral colours. I think this palette from Bourjois was also priced at Rs. 650 at the time. It’s gone up to Rs. 845 now. Bourjois Smokey Eyes Trio in Lady Vert De Gris is a taupey brown shade. These are actually perfect colours for a smokey eye if you like taupes. But the eyeshadows, I’m not too fond of. These are the baked variety, one I’ve always had a problem with....

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The Body Shop Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Beauty, Skincare

The Body Shop Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask

Winter is here and I’m so pleased! Boots, scarves, sweaters can now be flaunted! ^_^ Well that has nothing to do with my review here but I’m just excited! It’s quite odd to review masks because really, how can you measure how much of a difference a mask makes? I’ll try to be as detailed as I can. The Body Shop Honey & Oat 3 in 1 Scrub Mask is obviously targeted towards lazy people like me who’d like cleansing, exfoliation and moisturizing to be done all in one! This one smells like honey and cereal but for some reason I wasn’t too fond of it. It isn’t bad or unpleasant, but I just didn’t find it very appealing. This has a creamy...

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Milani Easyliner For Eyes Glitter Eyeliner in Purple Quartz

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Milani Easyliner For Eyes Glitter Eyeliner in Purple Quartz

TGIF! I’m so looking forward to this weekend to just chill and unwind! I planning interiors for my new room and I’m getting lost with all the choices! This is an old purchase, so I’m glad the shelf life is 36 months! Milani makes amazing liners for a great price and I bought the Easyliner Glitter Eyeliner in Purple Quartz. The colour is purple with silver glitter. There’s the chunkier silver glitter which can be spotted easily and also the subtle fuchsia/violet shimmer in it as well. The colour is really pretty and bright. It’s nice to wear it on it’s own to give a pop of colour. The pigmentation is good but not the best I’ve seen. You need to go...

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Maybelline The Colossal Kajal

Posted on Oct 12, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal

Maybelline relaunched the Colossal Kajal a while back. I’m not sure if the formula is entirely new but they claim that it lasts 12+ hours, is smudge proof and water proof! Let’s see about that! I had actually never used the Colossal Kajal before. I know, shocking! I always had Lakme, some other Maybelline one but once I found perfection in my Mac Technakohl Liner, I didn’t really look for any others. The Colossal Kajal is very soft and creamy to apply. You kinda have to be careful to not break it while applying! The colour is a very intense black and overall I’m happy with the consistency. Being a kohl, it is safe to use on the waterline which I also liked. This does...

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