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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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OOTD : Powder Blue for Spring

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Clothing, Fashion

OOTD : Powder Blue for Spring

Hey guys, I clicked this a few months ago but somehow forgot to post it. I found this cute baby blue dress on Koovs.com and really loved it. I this outfit would be perfect for spring and or a casual date!   Dress : Koovs | Shoes : Charles & Keith | Bag : Cirare Necklaces : H&M and Accessorize | Bracelet : Gifted | Watch : Lipsy | Lipstick : Mac Morange     I love statement bags but if I’m very honest, I generally go for things which I can wear more often, will it still stay in style, does my wallet fit in it etc are questions that go through my mind. When I saw this Cirare clutch on sale at PerniasPopUpShop, I thought it would be perfect! I’m...

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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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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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Icy Blue New Year’s Eve Eye Tutorial

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Icy Blue New Year’s Eve Eye Tutorial

New Year’s Eve is arguably the only time I experiment more with makeup! This year I wanted to so a really different eye look. Now I’m no genius, this look is inspired by this. Not sure who the original blogger is but if you do, please let me know so I can give credit.     I changed it up a bit to suit my eye shape. I don’t like a lot of makeup on the bottom and I also have hooded/deep set eyes. but you will need to change the crease position depending on your eye shape. Let’s get started! ^_^         Step by Step 1. Prime your eyes, chances are pastel shades aren’t the most pigmented. You’d also need a...

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Mac Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick

Posted on Dec 21, 2013 in Beauty, Lips, Make Up

Mac Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick

So here’s part 2 of my guilty purchase. I recently reviewed Mac All Fired Up and this one was purchased as well. Overall, quality wise they are pretty similar. Mac Flat Out Fabulous belongs to the Retro Matte finish of Mac lipsticks. It came out this year and is now permanent. This colour is so so pretty. I love it more than All Fired Up to be honest. It’s a very very deep fuchsia. It is bright, but not neon. It’s very cool toned pink and excuse the pun, looks fabulous!! As I mentioned in the other review, you really need good lips to carry this off. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize well before you put them on. The moisturiser also needs to be well settled and absorbed...

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Mac All Fired Up Lipstick

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Beauty, Lips, Make Up

Mac All Fired Up Lipstick

Sometimes you want things out of pure materialistic tendencies and I while I strongly advocate curbing them, I do slip up at times! Such is the story behind my purchase of the Mac Retro Matte lipsticks. On paper it’s a complete mismatch for me. For one, I prefer creamy hydrating lipsticks, my most used colours are nude ones, matte lipsticks would only make my lips drier and the wear less comfortable. But I caved in for the prettiness. Ended up buying All Fired Up and Flat Out Fabulous. Guilty conscience aside, it really is a gorgeous colour. And I thought Ruby Woo was a great staple bright to buy. All Fired Up with it’s pinky undertone is far more pretty. All Fired Up is a...

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Mac Expensive Pink Eyeshadow

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

Mac Expensive Pink Eyeshadow

Mac Expensive Pink is another gorgeous eyeshadow which much like All That Glitters, speaks for itself. It has pink, gold and a lovely sheen to it, why will girls not like it? Expensive Pink is Veluxe Pearl finish, by far my favourite from Mac. It’s a peachy pink with gold shimmer in it. Depending on your lighting it can look more pink or peachy at the time. But it’s the gold sheen that really makes this colour look rich. This is great to wear on festive occasions, weddings etc. You can use this with bronze, gold, orange or purples for more intense looks. It works incredibly well with a lot of colours. The quality is really great as well. It’s that buttery smooth kind which...

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Mac All That Glitters Eyeshadow

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Mac All That Glitters Eyeshadow

Hope you’re all having a great weekend! All That Glitters is that classic Mac eyeshadow that everyone needs to swatch atleast once in person if not buy. It’s a gorgeous beige warm shimmery colour. It almost looks a bit peachy to me. If I had to pair this with a nail polish, it would most definitely be Essie Buy Me A Cameo. Mac All That Glitters is a Veluxe Pearl eyeshadow, one that Mac describes as a “beige gold pearl”. It’s a colour that suits both undertones and has a very subtle warmth to it. It’s a great colour to use all over the lid with bronze and smokey looks. I also like using this with Woodwinked or Satin Taupe. It’s a pearl finish...

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October 2013 Favourites

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in Beauty, Face, Lips, Make Up, Nails, Skincare

October 2013 Favourites

I lot have a lot of different favourites this month, I’m mostly using stuff I’ve already shown before. But these are some everyday or occasion pieces I’ve enjoyed using the past month. Hope you all had a great Diwali! ^_^       01. Moisturiser : Clarins : HydraQuench Cream I love how rich and soft this makes my skin. It’s perfect for winters and will last me all the way. It also smells lovely.   02. Blush : Nars : Deep Throat The less shiny and peachy Orgasm. It gives a subtle pink flush with shimmer. Very soft on the skin.   03. Soap : Khadi : Aloe Vera and Jasmine I’ve never really mentioned soaps on this blog before but I had an...

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Repurchased Products #1

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Haircare, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

Repurchased Products #1

This post is a first of sorts! I love trying new products but there are certain ones I also buy again. I think this post would be a nice way to showcase products that really work for me. Hope you like it!     L-R | Batiste Dry Shampoo | Sunsilk Keratinology Heat Protector Spray | Bath & Body Works Into the Wild Body Lotion | Bioderma Sensibio Solution Micellaire | Burberry Brit Perfume       Clockwise | The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner | Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara | Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer | Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle | Mac Technakohl Liner | Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in My Mahogany | Urban Decay Buck (at center) I’ll...

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Mac Plum Foolery Blush

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 in Beauty, Face, Make Up

Mac Plum Foolery Blush

I wasn’t a very blush person until last year (for wearing everyday I mean). Peachy pinks, corals, plums, I love them all now. This is actually a blush I picked out for my mom and months went by, she still hadn’t used it. She finally surrendered it to me! Mac Plum Foolery blush is from the Sheertone Shimmer finishes. It’s a sheer blush with fine microshimmer and is absolutely gorgeous. As the name suggests, it’s a plumy rose pink with gold shimmer. It’s the kind of colour that will show up and suit everyone. The sheen especially makes it really gorgeous. The shimmer is very very fine and it doesn’t spread all over your face. You can build up the colour...

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September 2013 Favourites

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Lips, Make Up, Nails, Skincare

September 2013 Favourites

Time to spill your holy grails, products you can’t live without or just something new you tried this month! I was a bit adventurous with my eye makeup this month with bright purples. My September 2013 Favourites - Clockwise from Left : Inglot 439 Pearl, Inglot 415 Pearl, Mac Woodwinked, Mac Expensive Pink       01. Moisturizer : First Aid Beauty : Ultra Repair Cream I love the scent of this cream and it’s very soft and effective. If you like Soap & Glory scents, you’ll like this too.   02. Body Mist : Nyassa : Passion Burst Body Mist I mentioned this in my last favourites as well. I love using this in the second half of the day to feel...

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Mac Plumful Lipstick

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 in Beauty, Lips, Make Up

Mac Plumful Lipstick

Hello kittens! I’m back with a review of Mac Plumful! This is a colour that somehow slipped my radar and I never really noticed it until, I saw it on Estee from essiebutton.com. Thereafter, I promptly went to the Mac store crossing my fingers, hoping it’s not out of stock, snatched it from the MUA’s hand before the girl next to me could even think of buying it, and headed straight to the counter. Probably my shortest and least expensive visit yet. Plumful is a lustre finish, which means it’s sheer but buildable. I generally prefer lustre because it doesn’t feel too heavy on the lips and I can also adjust the shade to want I really want. I’d describe the...

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Haul : YSL, Jouer, Mac, Avene, Nuxe, Bioderma, Nyx etc

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Haircare, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

Haul : YSL, Jouer, Mac, Avene, Nuxe, Bioderma, Nyx etc

I was actually going to post this last month but forgot and just discovered these pics this week. It’s a haul over 2 months. Some of the stuff I ordered online in India, Dubai airport and a Finnish pharmacy! Photos and swatches!     L-R | Bioderma – Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire Moroccan Oil – Light Treatment Oil Nuxe - Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Avene - Rebalancing Soothing Emulsion     L-R | Mac – Face and Body Foundation – C4 Jouer – Mineral Blush – Peach Bouquet Elizabeth Arden - Cream Blush – Nectar Shu Uemura - Eyelash Curlers     L-R | Nyx – Jumbo Eye Pencil – Strawberry...

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