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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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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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March 2014 Magazine Mayhem

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 in Beauty, Books, Fashion

March 2014 Magazine Mayhem

It’s March already! And there are some amazing covers this month! On a different note, I’ve decided what the Giveaway prize will be! It’ll be announced on 2nd April and I think it’ll keep it open for the month. Now I just need to figure out how to set it up.       I am not a Kardashian fan, that Vogue cover sent me in shock. But, the Jenner sisters look amazing in their Marie Claire Mexico cover. I’ve never noticed Elle Oriental before, which is for Lebanon I believe. But I love the model and its just so glam. I’m going to keep an eye out for it from next time. The Lorde V magazine cover is so now and iconic, it’s nice to see her...

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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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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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February 2014 List Love

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Beauty, Books, Tech

February 2014 List Love

I haven’t done one of these posts for a long time, my first one for the new year! 2014 has been incredible so far! I’ve already travelled so much and there’s more to look forward to! Here I have the pretty umbrellas from the Jaipur Literaure Festival! I post more stuff like this on Instagram.     Link Love – Books 01. The Northern Clemency by Philip Henser – He’s such a well spoken and hilarious author. The book is exactly that! I’m still reading it but I really like it so far. 02. Justice : What’s the Right Thing To Do? by Michael J. Sandel – He’s a Harvard faculty member. It’s a non fiction book about economics...

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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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Haul : YSL, Burberry, Chanel, Hourglass etc

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in Beauty

Haul : YSL, Burberry, Chanel, Hourglass etc

I’ve been on a naughty haul! Well, technically, this is a collective haul over the last two months. Some of these are gifts since it was my birthday in Jan. So I have a mix of blushes and went made over lipsticks mainly. I also got a couple of Formula X for Sephora nail polishes but I forgot to take pictures of those. I really love everything I got. I’ve already used the mascara and the YSL lipstick in Ultimate Beige a lot, I love it! Burberry Beauty is something I was looking forward to buying. It’s expensive but it’s actually cheaper than Chanel, Dior or YSL. They have an incredible range and there’s a lot of focus on nudes as well. Anyway, here’s the...

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January 2014 Magazine Mayhem

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Beauty, Fashion

January 2014 Magazine Mayhem

Hey guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! I’m back from my short Goa trip! We stayed at Palolem for a day and then at Anjuna.I think it’s the first trip where we didn’t visit Baga or Tito’s at all! Club Cubana and my favourite Curlies was amazing though! ^_^ But anyway, here are the magazine covers for January 2014. Love so many of them!     Love Joan Smalls in her Elle cover. Naomi Campbell in her Harper’s Bazaar cover and Claire Danes in her Glamour cover looks stunning! JLaw is still stealing the covers with W and Marie Claire. Amy Adams in L’officiel is very cinematic. I also liked the nautical Femina cover. Alia Bhatt’s Elle...

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Wishlist : January 2014

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 in Beauty, Clothing, Face, Fashion, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

Wishlist : January 2014

Here’s a late January wishlist! I won’t be buying stuff anymore for atleast the next few months except essentials, so looking at this should calm me down.   01. Warehouse : Top : Knit top with lace front and embellishment I’ve been eyeing this for a long time. It’s available on Koovs. Btw, does anyone keep getting those annoying phone calls from koovs.com the minute you add something in your cart? I feel like I should have bought this during the GOSF sale but on second thought, it’s not something I need.   02. Burberry : Perfume : Body EDP I was also thinking of buying this from Koovs during GOSF more just left my cart empty at the end. I had a...

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Just Swatches : Zoya Nail Polishes

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Just Swatches : Zoya Nail Polishes

Hello! I’m back with another Just Swatches post! This time it’s my beloved Zoya nail polishes! I think Valerie and Robyn were among the first ones I bought, fell in love with the formula and you can see what happened then! If I had to pick favourites from this lot it would be Valerie, Alegra, Trixie and now even Perrie. This years Pantone Colour of the year is Radiant Orchid and I think Perrie is an exact match. It’s smack in the middle of that purple pink range, gorgeous colour! Kristin – It’s a deep red creme polish. A good staple red but you can find similar cheaper shades as well. Not very unique. Lisa – This one is a warmer red with tons of red and...

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December 2013 Favourites

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 in Beauty, Eyes, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

December 2013 Favourites

It feels incredibly weird to say, but today’s my birthday!! Happy Birthday to me!! Turning 25 today which is a bit depressing… mentally I think I’m still 10! Oh well, I’m supposedly more grown up and capable of sound rational decisions now, more so than last year! ^_^ I’m so glad my birthday is on a Saturday though, more time to go out and stuff. For now, here are my favourites for December! I did a little haul last month which is kinda part of my birthday haul, so some new products are mentioned here. I’ve also posted my “Best of 2013” products post if you’re interested. Photos and swatches!     01. Body Butter : Soap...

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December 2013 Magazine Mayhem

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 in Beauty, Fashion

December 2013 Magazine Mayhem

December covers are here! It was a mad month but I’m so looking forward to January now! Firstly, my birthday is in January, as is my anniversary! I’ll also be travelling a lot then! Hope all of you have a rocking New Year’s Eve and no hangover on the 1st! ^_^ But for now, enjoy the visual overly photoshoped pictures!     Love Kate Hudson in her Harper’s Bazaar cover, looks just so radiant. Jessica Chastain is really gorgeous in her Vogue shoot, that entire shoot is really worth checking out. Arizona Muse is also very pretty in her Vogue cover. Cate Blanchett is absolutely stunning in her Harper’s Bazaar...

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Best Of Makeup 2013

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Lips, Make Up, Nails

Best Of Makeup 2013

It’s almost the end of a year!! Not the most eventful one for me compared to others but in general my life was more settled and I was happier! I also loved blogging all year round and all the travelling I did! Sentiments aside, this post is to celebrate the best stuff I liked using this year! There are a couple from last year that I still use but I thought I’d also talk about newer products I liked!   Bases Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Honey | Mac Face and Body Foundation in C4 | Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach   Blushes  Mac Plum Foolery | Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed | Mac Peaches   Eyeshadows Stila Merry & Bright Palette | Mac Quad | Inglot...

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My Skincare Routine

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 in Beauty, Skincare

My Skincare Routine

Hello all! Hope you are having a great weekend! I thought I’d do a post on my skincare routine. For the longest time I didn’t have any specific routine but reading other beauty blogs changed that! Some of the steps I tend to skip on some days depending on how my day has been. So if it’s a lazy Sunday and I haven’t been out, I just wash my face and put on face cream. A few of the things like serums and masks I tend to use once a week. I’ve stuck to this routine for almost a year and a bit more now and my skin is in much better shape. I have less breakouts, my skin doesn’t get flaky dry bits, just general dryness! It’s also cleaner at the end of the...

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