I have a lot of old favourites this month and a couple of new ones as well. Some of the products are ones I use every week and I somehow always overlooked them for these posts. So let’s get started!
01. Nail Polish : Illamasqua : Phallic
Phallic is such a beautiful deep shimmery blue. You could say it’s the perfect midnight blue. I will gush more about this in a another dedicated post, but I was wearing this a lot this month. I really loved the quality as well.
02. Nail Polish : Illamasqua : Viridian
I bought this and Phallic at the same time. I’m in love with this as well. It looks amazing on nails. I was pretty much...
Hello darlings! In the month of March I decided to give Vellvette a try and went ahead with the 3-month prepaid scheme.
For those who don’t know, Vellvette is a beauty box service in India which is a monthly subscription. You get a box of beauty, skin, hair related goodies for a very reasonable Rs. 399. Essentially it’s similar to GlossyBox or BirchBox.
I received my April box last week and thought I’d post the march one as well.
April 2013 Vellvette Box
01. Figs & Rogue : Aloe and Mint Balm (Full Size)
This smells a lot like Badger Balm. I think this is something I’d use more on my feet, the scent isn’t very appealing to me for use on rest of the...
March is been a hot month indeed! And hence the use of more suncare and cooling products. Some of these I now use daily while others used more frequently on special occasions.
Hope you like the favourites! Most of these are available in India if you where to shop. If you need details, please leave a comment!
So let’s begin!
01. Sun Screen : Biotherm : Lait Solaire UVA and UVB Protection Melting Milk SPF 30
I’ve been using this in particularly if I know I’ll be out in the sun for a longer time. It has a soothing citrus scent and works really well.
02. Eye Shadow : Urban Decay : Buck
My everyday eyeshadow! I have a lot of...
On one of my starwberryNet hauls, I picked up the Nars blush Lovejoy. It was colour I didn’t have and I was anxious to see how it would turn out.
I love blushes that have microshimmer in them, ones with a nice sheen. Matte blushes (many of them) look quite powdery on me and ones with sheen I can get away with a nice subtle colour.
Lovejoy is brick red but still orange can of colour. Another way of describing it would be red brown but with fine gold microshimmer. It casts a really nice and subtle gold sheen. The colour shows up on the skin as a deeper pink but on paler skintones it would look much warmer.
The blush is really pigmented. I have a tendency to gravitate towards sheer...
So my birthday was on the 4th this month!! It was just a busy and hectic birthday and it’s already been a smashing month. But here’s some of the stuff I bought/got gifted for my birthday.
L-R | Mac Blush : Well Dressed | Revlon Eyeshadow Palette : Blissful Girl | Mac Blush : Peaches | Mac Superglass : Totally Bang! | Carmex Lip Blam : Cherry | Mac Superglass : Fab Frenzy
After my last haul, I haven’t been buying much. So it was nice to splurge a bit for my birthday! I’m 24 now… *sigh*. Not the happiest of feelings. I don’t feel 24 at all! I wonder if all birthdays hence forth will be like...
December was a month for Mac products! I had an early birthday haul and found a few awesome new products!
01. Perfume : Narciso Rodriguez : For her (edt)
This was on my wishlist and I found a lucky discount and decided to buy it! I love the scent and lingers on all day.
02. Lipstick : Maybelline : Colorsensation Moisture Extreme : Brick Rose
This is one of the best reds to wear for the fall and winter. Very appropriate for red shy girls like me.
03. Lipstick : Mac : Fast Play
This is my favourite everyday lipstick. It’s darker than your usual MLBB shade but it suits me really well.
04. Blush : Mac ...
It’s been a brilliant year for me. I started working, missed my student days dearly but decided to bring the fun at my workplace to compensate for that!
Starting this blog was a decision I was terrified of but I’m happy I took the leap. It’s something I do because it makes me happy and it’s very fulfilling. Throughout the year I made it a point to review the best and favourites more often. Hence you will find reviews here as well!
So here are the best of make up in 2012!
Ahem… and the categories are….
Nars Douceur – Review
Clarins Mosaique Bronzer – Review
MAC Select Moisture Cover Concealer in NW35 –...
I’m so into wearing blushes these days. I like a light touch of colour around the cheeks and paired with a highlighter it looks amazing. For office wear I prefer peach or orange based blushes more than pink ones.
Lakme’s Absolute range is really good. The quality is pretty good across the board. I was excited to try out the baked blushes. They give an even matte finish without looking cakey or powdery.
The color is a warm orange, almost terracotta-like with gold shimmer. The shimmer is very distinct and very visible. I see this as a more pigmented Mac’s Sunbasque with more pronounced shimmer. It’s more orange than Sunbasque though.
It’s very pigmented and when...
This post is quite late but it’s time for the October favourites! This time it’s a mix of some things I’ve been using for months and by beloved lip butters.
01. Foundation : Dior : Nude in 040 Honey
The pump is really messy to work with and the foundation is the perfect if you want sheer coverage.
02. Brush : Sigma : Kabuki bursh
Fluffy brush! Very smooth and soft; I use it to set the powder.
03. Lip Gloss : Revlon : Colourburst lip gloss in Sunset
This sheer lip gloss looks amazing by itself. It’s got a lot of microshimmer and it just makes your lips look warmer. I love it!
04. Blush : Nars : Douceur
It’s my go to...
Haul time!! My last haul was months ago! This is sorta collected over the last month up until recently. It’s mostly polishes and lip products.
L-R | China Glaze : Secret Peri-wink-le | Colorbar : 17 Exclusive | OPI : Purple with a purpose | Sinful Colours : Charge it up (magnetic)
L-R | Nails Inc : Maida Vale | Nails Inc : Sugar House Lane | OPI : My Private Jet
L-R | Blushes | Nars : Lovejoy | Tarte : Glisten
L-R | Revlon Lip Butters | Revlon : Peach Parfait | Revlon : Cotton Candy | Revlon : Pink Truffle
L-R | Urban Decay Eye Shadow : Buck | Rogue D’Armani Lipstick : Pink 512
L-R | Co. Bigelow : Mentha Lip Balm Stick | Co. Bigelow : Mentha Shimmer...
I’ve been on a blush craze lately. I’ve been loving Sunbasque for the past few months; been wearing it a lot!
So I’m reviewing Mac’s Sunbasque blush today. You get a lot of types in mac blushes. Matte which is very pigmented, sheertone , frost, satin and sheertone shimmer which is sheer and has shimmer. However, all the sheer blushes I’ve experienced do have buildable coverage.
Sunbasque is a sheertone shimmer. It’s muted orange brown colour. I’d call it a bronze with gold shimmer. The shimmer is very subtle and not so noticible in daylight. With flash it seems to be more apparent. The colour is very warm and gives a nice glow to the cheeks....
It’s July already! Sorry for being so behind on posting this. I’ve been trying to stick to my posting schedule but they are all getting delayed.
I’m trying to rectify that from the coming week. You might sense a theme here. Everything looks peachy pink or a variation it, doesn’t it? I didn’t realize that until I saw this picture.
So anyway, here are my June favourites!
01. Body Lotion : Bath & Body Works : White Citrus
I love the smell of this. Very fresh and citrus like. The consistency of these isn’t as thick as the triple moisture ones.
02. Powder : Rimmel : Match Perfection Ultra Creamy Compact Powder : Soft...
I love Topshop’s make up products! They’re very affordable and of great quality too! Head Over Heels is a true coral cream blush. It’s a very pretty peachy pink. It’s very soft and super blendable. It gives it a very natural tint to the cheeks.
The finish is matte but not powdery at all. It fades quite gracefully as well, no flaking.
When it comes to coral and orange blushes, Topshop has some of the best ones. You can try Neon Rose or Flush if you want something more towards orange. At the price of around Rs. 480 it’s well worth it.
I wish Topshop would ship to India though. The biggest con is the availability.
Photos and swatches...
It’s getting more humid in Pune and at times like these, I like to apply as minimal make up as I can. Blush and eye makeup comes to the rescue here!
Here’s my wishlist for the month.
01. Topshop : Studded multi colour tunic cover up
I love the gradient colours here. I’m very careful with the studded trend as I don’t want to go overboard with it. This one looks effortless and soft.
02. Just Acces : Wild choker in gunmetal
As opposed to silver or gold, I prefer gunmetal, charcoal and rose gold. I think these chokers really add a lot to the outfit. Just Acces is a brand available at asos. I don’t like the very thick ones. This one seems just...
May was all about wearing coral-ey colours and light makeup. Wearing too much makeup in this heat is unbearable!!
You don’t necessarily want things that stay on all day. I do wash my face from time to time. But I want products that fade well and don’t leave a mess.
On to this month’s favourites!
01. Perfume : Bvlgari : Pour Femme
This was in last month’s favourites too but I love it’s floral scent. Sadly, this bottle is empty now and I’ll be moving on to another mini perfume.
02. Face Mist : The Body Shop : Vitamin E Energizing Face Spritz
It’s a really good face mist. It makes the skin really cool and gives it a fresh feeling. I...