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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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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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Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Syracuse

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

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Syracuse

Until recently, this has been my ‘perfect’ and go-to foundation. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation aims to give a dewy and natural finish. It adapts well to the texture of the skin and suits dry skin peeps like me. I have this in the shade Syracuse. If you’re NC40-42 then Syracuse or Stromboli would be good matches. Nars has an excellent shade range, so hopefully you can find a good match. I specifically wanted a foundation that is easy to wear, doesn’t feel heavy and can photograph well. That means no spf! I always find most foundations too heavy to wear and it just makes my face feel caked on and uncomfortable. This gives sheer coverage, which is not to say it...

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Nars Lovejoy Blush

Posted on Mar 24, 2013 in Beauty, Face, Make Up

Nars Lovejoy Blush

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...

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Nars Orgasm Nail Polish

Posted on Mar 21, 2013 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Nars Orgasm Nail Polish

I rarely go for very high end nail polishes. I’m quite happy in my China Glaze, OPI, Zoya circle. But when I saw the Nars Orgasm nail polish shade, I knew I hadn’t seen this shade anywhere and I desperately wanted it! The colour as I said, has incredible depth and is very pretty indeed. It’s a soft peachy pink with gold microshimmer and sheen. The shimmer isn’t dense which gives it the delicate gold sheen sort of look. The polish itself its sheer so you can add one coat for just a subtle pink and gold look. If you add more, you get an opaque finish with a lovely peachy coral shade. I love staring at this for the shimmer. If you don’t already know, I cannot...

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Best of Makeup 2012-2013

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

Best of Makeup 2012-2013

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…. Blush Nars Douceur – Review Bronzer Clarins Mosaique Bronzer – Review Concealer MAC Select Moisture Cover Concealer in NW35 –...

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Wishlist : November 2012

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 in Beauty, Clothing, Face, Fashion, Make Up, Skincare

Wishlist : November 2012

Plum is the colour of the season for me. I’m looking for  a good plum polish as well!     01. Vero Moda : Luliana Sequin Top I’m looking for a full sequin top. black is too common and I’m not willing to venture too far from my comfort zone with a full on blingy one. This colour seems perfect.   02. Nars : Tinted Moisturiser in St. Mortiz I’ve heard a lot of good things about this. I already have a couple to use so I won’t be buying this anytime soon.   03. Miss Selfridge : Plum Lace Babydoll dress Such a gorgeous dress! I like that it’s not fully in lace, makes a nice change.   04. Origins : Make a Difference Plus +...

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October 2012 Favourites

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

October 2012 Favourites

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...

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Haul : OPI, Nars, Tarte, Giorgio Armani, Revlon, Nails Inc and more

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Lips, Make Up, Nails

Haul : OPI, Nars, Tarte, Giorgio Armani, Revlon, Nails Inc and more

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...

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June 2013 Favourites

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Lips, Make Up, Nails, Skincare

June 2013 Favourites

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...

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Wishlist : June 2012

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 in Beauty, Clothing, Face, Fashion, Make Up, Skincare

Wishlist : June 2012

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...

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Nars Orgasm Illuminator

Posted on Apr 7, 2012 in Beauty, Face, Make Up

Nars Orgasm Illuminator

Highlighters are a wonderful thing! They make you shiny and it looks so pretty when your face catches the light and something glimmers! I cannot praise Nars Illuminator enough!! It’s the perfect highlighter or blush as you choose to use it. Orgasm is a beautiful peachy pink highlighter. When you put this on, it feels so cool to touch and so smooth. It brings a nice gold sheen. I don’t always wear blush, but I love highlighters! It’s sheer and blends quite easily. There is one snag though. This doesn’t fade well. After 4-5 hours, it sort of dries and becomes patchy and eventually fades away. Not a nice transition to see. To counter this, you should apply in very...

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March 2012 Favourites

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Haircare, Make Up, Nails, Skincare

March 2012 Favourites

It’s the time of the month! I mean, to err… talk about my favourites! The products mentioned below are not only the most used this month but also what I would reach out for the most on occasion. Onto the list! But a pretty picture first. ; 01. Concealer : MAC : Moisture Select Concealer : NW35 I have panda eyes. Although, that doesn’t make me look cute! To be very honest, if I completely cover them with heavy concealer, it just looks really unnatural. I think that to look a bit natural, some unevenness should be there, and not a plain mannequin. Just a tinsy bit. Moisture Select is what I started using this month. It’s not creamy and yet it stays on so well. I lasts...

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What’s In My Purse MakeUp Bag

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Lips, Make Up

What’s In My Purse MakeUp Bag

I love watching and reading about these kinds of lists. you get to see so many options and how people use make up ‘in real life’. I don’t carry too much. And I don’t carry a blush or concealer!. I generally use these before I leave. So, this is more of a ‘touch up’ make up bag.     01. Make Up Bag – My mom gave me this bag. I think she got it from Jet Airways. But wherever it came from, it looks good. The material isn’t flimsy and pouch is slim and bends quite well. It’s a bag that can hold less or a lot and still fit well in my purse. Also, the length of this bags fits my powder brush well. 02. Bobbi Brown Mascara – Its...

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Nars Douceur Blush

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 in Beauty, Face, Make Up

Nars Douceur Blush

I love Nars blushes! I wish I had more of them! If its Nars, I would even be willing to go bold with Exhibit! But for now, I will be reviewing the muted blush Douceur. It’s peachy pink with brown undertones. I think it would look good on all skintones! The blush isn’t too pigmented but its buildable. This is my go to blush for office when I don’t want too much makeup. It applies quite sheer. It’s also a good choice for contouring when you need that slight definition but not a bronzer. It has very subtle shimmer that doesn’t really show up on the face much. Nars is obviously quite expensive, I think its worth investing in a blush if you find that you will use it...

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