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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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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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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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Top 10 Nail Polishes for Fall

Posted on Nov 23, 2013 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Top 10 Nail Polishes for Fall

If you asked me what my first love (in makeup) was, it would definitely be nail polishes! Love them! Love changing it up every week as well! Here are my top picks for fall. I’ve categorized them by trends, so you have your vampy polishes, glitters ones and jewel tones. Hope you find something you like! Vampy 01. Chanel Taboo – Galaxy in a bottle. That says it all! I think what really sets it apart from all the other similar polishes is that bright blue microshimmer. I love this! 02. Zoya Valerie - No fall list is complete without this favourite! My first love from Zoya, you will always find this on the top of my lists! It’s a great purple and yellow shimmer duochrome. 03....

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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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Zoya Valerie Nail Polish

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Zoya Valerie Nail Polish

Valerie is one of the prettiest Zoya polishes I own and it’s always in my top 5 nail polishes list. It’s the formula that made me fall in love with Zoya and it’s shimmer polishes. It’s a really deep violet polish with a yellow duochrome. It’s more like a red violet polish which gives it a nice deep and vampy look. But the shimmer just makes it so lovely! You can see a range of colours there with red, fuchsia, bronze and gold. I love wearing this any time of the year although it’s more suited for fall. It applies really well. This is definitely a one coater polish although it looks better with 2. It applies evenly and I just love it. This is really one of...

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Wishlist : August 2013

Posted on Aug 11, 2013 in Beauty, Clothing, Face, Fashion, Lips, Make Up, Nails

Wishlist : August 2013

It’s that time of the month when I tempt you (and mostly myself) to break the bank and spoil ourselves! Crap, I also realised I forgot to change the ‘July Wishlist’ to ‘August Wishlist’. I hope you’ll excuse that! This is what happens when I try to blog on a Sunday morning without my tea.           1. Josie Maran : Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee : Poppy Paradise I read loads about these but my inner child just wants to rub jelly on my cheeks and feel pretty. That’s pretty much why I want this. Feel free to mock me.   2. Cirare : Mid Summer Night : Grande Clutch I came across this when I saw someones tweet and my gosh,...

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Zoya Amminah Nail Polish

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

Zoya Amminah Nail Polish

Hello people, I’m back with a nail polish review. It’s from my favourite brand Zoya. Is everyone enjoying the monsoons. Although what’s happening in Uttarkhand is terrible and I hope your friends and family are safe. I had visited Mussorie a few months back and it was really lovely. I had seen Zoya Amminah in a lot of swatches but somehow always deferred buying it. It has this iridescent sheen that looks so lovely and subtle. When I finally got it, it was neutral colour I could wear often but I’m not too happy with the quality. Amminah is a a sheer milky white polish with a violet iridescent sheen. It looks so subtle and lovely. It’s a very feminine polish that...

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OOTD : Lace and Contrast

Posted on May 9, 2013 in Clothing, Fashion

OOTD : Lace and Contrast

This is a really casual chic outfit I love wearing if I’ve heading out for a movie or a casual date. It’s simple and light for summers.       Top : Miss Selfridge | Jeans : Miss Selfridge | Cardigan : Miss Selfridge | Clutch : Forever New | Heels : Dorothy Perkins Necklace : Fab Alley | Bracelets : Fab Alley and Westside  Lips : Mac Super Glass Totally Bang | Nails : Illamasqua Phallic | Toes : Zoya Alegra 1. Monochrome can at times feel too simple. Add more depth by using pieces with different textures throughout the outfit. 2. Adding a little bit of colour with accessories does help! I chose the floral clutch as an ode to...

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April 2013 Favourites

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

April 2013 Favourites

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...

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Zoya Robyn Nail Polish

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Zoya Robyn Nail Polish

Today, I’ll be sharing with you one of my treasure trove purchases! You see, for the vast majority of my life I’ve been a person who only wore silver or black nail polish. No, I wasn’t a goth but I did like my black polish and clung to it with my dear life! Now I was very intrigued by Zoya as I had just heard a lot about the brand and was on a major hauling spree (bad!). I saw this particular one and it just called out to me! It’s such a pretty bright blue! Robyn also happens to be my very first blue nail polish! I had never tried Zoya before and I was very nervous about how it would turn out. The formulation is excellent! No streaking, it spreads evenly. It’s...

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Zoya Kristin Nail Polish

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Zoya Kristin Nail Polish

No matter not often you might wear it, or not, everyone needs a perfect red nail polish. When I bought this, my first thought was “I’m never going to wear this on my nails!! But it’s so pretty!! I need one!!”. Ofcourse, that notion didn’t last long. I wear red on my nails now and it’s safe to say that I’m out of the nude nail closet. And this one is my first red nail polish. Zoya’s Kristin is a gorgeous red and you can’t quite place the kind of red it falls under. When you see the bottle, it appears as a deeper red. When you put it on, it has a pink undertone to it. But it certainly is  a blue based red. So, in a gist, I’d...

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December 2012 Favourites

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Lips, Make Up, Nails, Skincare

December 2012 Favourites

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 :...

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Zoya Midori Nail Polish

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Zoya Midori Nail Polish

Zoya Midori is a really unique shade that I haven’t really found elsewhere. It’s a bright yellow green with orange-brown duochrome. What acombination! The duochrome is much more subtle when worn than it appears in the bottle. I like the consistency of the polish, it’s not too thick but not very runny either. The bright green has a strong yellow undertone and is really striking. Not the best fall or holiday colour but good for a quirky night out or summer look.  It’s a pearl finish and the shimmer is very subtle. Thea application is very streaky and in that respect I’m a bit disappointed. I never have those issues with other Zoya polishes.  You need 2-3 coats...

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Zoya Lisa Nail Polish

Posted on May 1, 2012 in Beauty, Make Up, Nails

Zoya Lisa Nail Polish

Zoya’s Lisa is recently hauled and I love it! It’s a bright red colour that’s blue based with red and gold microshimmer. It really brightens up when it catches the light. It’s very creamy in consistency inspite of the micro shimmer. It gives an opaque finish in just one coat or 2; depends how to apply it. I’m so pleased with the quality! I’m not a fan of bright red polish on my fingers, but I love having this on my toes. The brush isn’t very wide but workable. I’m more comfortable with Sephora or O.P.I brushes. It lasts for almost the entire week without chipping. That said, if you love red polishes, don’t miss this one! I know there are...

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