Friday, December 30, 2011

December Haul + Gifts :D

This month's haul was not at all planned and it just happened is what I would say. It is like when you go shopping for diapers you see the face pack at H&G and you think just Rs.60, never mind and add it to your shopping cart. That is how it all happened, so I am glad :) Here are the things I bought and got this month :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Schwarzkopf Osis+ Magic Gloss Anti-Frizz Serum Review

I hardly use any serums for my hair as I feel they make my hair look so thin and lifeless. Whenever I use some new shampoo my hair behaves so badly and the frizzy hair shows up. So during those days I badly need a serum and I got this Schwarzkopf Osis Magic Gloss Anti-Frizz Serum for Light Control.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Estee Lauder Evelyn Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection Review

My sister usually gets me awesome makeup stuffs and this one is not an exception. I have seen the Pink Ribbon Collection which has a pretty Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting lipstick along with a Pink Accessory Bag. I really can't say which one I love more - the lipstick or the bag !! I already have reviewed the EL Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Pink Parfait HERE.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

L'Oreal Glam Shine Fresh Gloss Brillance 6H [Fresh Grenadine] Review

I think many of you had requested a review of the L'Oreal Lip Gloss that came with the Radiance Beauty Edition Kit. I started using it immediately so that I can give a proper review of the same. The shade 507 - Fresh Grenadine is a pretty coral shade that is very similar to the Nail Enamel I had reviewed HERE.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

MAC Lipglass in Budding Romance Review

Being a lip gloss person [at least until few months back] I always wanted to own a lip gloss from MAC. Though I had too many options to choose from my first lip gloss from MAC was from my sister who gifted me the MAC Tartan Tale - My Scottish Fling kit. You can see the entire contents of the kit HERE.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

L'Oreal Resist & Shine Titanium Nail Color Review & NOTD

As you all know I got this L'Oreal kit from my sister and that had a pretty coral color nail enamel. I couldn't wait to try it and once I did, I fell in love with it. This nail color actually came free with rest of the products in the kit !!

Monday, December 12, 2011

L'Oreal Radiance Beauty Edition Kit

All you girls saw the L'Oreal beauty kit gifted to me by my sister. I thought I will show what that pretty kit contains in detail.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sure Men Anti Perspirant Review

We might all be dressed up fresh and bright but sometimes perspiration leads to wet patches at the arm pits which will ruin everything. It is never a pleasant sight for anyone. So I have always had an anti-pespirant in my vanity and I carry one along wherever I go. Today I thought of reviewing the Sure Men Anti Perspirant that claims upto 48 hrs protection against sweat and work at as high temperature as 58 degree Celsius. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

ELF Shimmer Eye Liner Pencil Review

This seems to be the season of eye liners for me and I am happy with all the eye liners I bought recently. The elf ones are the new additions and I couldn't wait to try them. After using so many pencil liners I feel using pencil liners are easier than using the liquid eyeliners !

This review was requested by Uzma :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Giveaway Results !!!

Hi All,

I know all of you [or at least few] of you have been waiting for the giveaway results. Sorry for the delay in announcing the results, I think it got delayed by a couple of days :P Since this is the first time I am doing a giveaway I had to learn few things and thus the delay. Curios to know the results?? Let me not make you wait anymore..

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Haul Err.. No.. November Gifts

Sister did a short visit to India and thus a small haul  bag of gifts for me. The trip was planned at the last minute for Neya's birthday so she couldn't buy much but still I am enjoying each and every single product she gave me. Gifts are always special be it small or big :D

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Revlon Color Burst Lipstick [Raspberry] Review

I have read great reviews about the Revlon color burst lipstick and was waiting for a chance to try one. In the month of May during my haul at Dubai I managed to pick the shade Raspberry for myself. Revlon counter at the airport didn't have great stock so this was the only shade that I liked on me. Now I wish I had a chance to try more shades.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick [Pink Parfait] Review

Estee Lauder is a brand I trust a lot and I just randomly pick stuffs from them every time. I should say I have never been disappointed with any of their products. I wanted to try their Pure Color lipsticks and that it when I chose two lipsticks and my sister got them for me. Today I will be reviewing the shade Pink Parfait.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Oriflame Wild West Couture Eye Shadow Trio [Mauve] Review

I really don't like to review a product which is a gift for me [except if it is from my sis-as she doesn't mind] and this one is not an exception. After giving a second thought I felt this deserves a review as it is a travel friendly product which would come handy for most working women and last minute makeup hands like me :D

Friday, November 18, 2011

L'Oreal Nutri Shine Color Riche Lipstick Review

I have been drooling over this lipstick ever since I saw the ad in magazines, especially the shade worn by Sonam Kapoor :D Though I tried many shades the price made me stay away from these lippies. I spotted this on offer and I couldn't resist and thus I got one for myself :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin Review

When I was a novice in make up I picked up so many stuffs that is sleeping in my vanity case comfortably and one such product is this Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush. Well, I saw good reviews about this blush so just blindly picked this without even trying the shade on me :P

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Oriflame Very Me Double Trouble Eye Pencil Swatches

Hi Everyone, 

Neya's birthday was a blast and end of it we all fell sick !! It took time for me to recover [Neya is still recovering :(] Well all this story is here to say 'Thanks' for hanging on to this space :)

Coming to the post now I wanted to do an elaborate review on these pencils before which I thought I will post the swatches as I had promised.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sure for Men launches for the first time in India

Khiladi Akshay Kumar says No Paseena with World’s No.1
Anti-perspirant brand – Sure
Sure for Men launches for the first time in India

October 31, 2011: Khiladi Akshay Kumar is all set to defy the world with the ‘No Paseena Challenge’. The actor who is the Brand Ambassador for world’s no. 1 anti-perspirant brand - Sure Men will be seen sporting a fresh and suave look in the latest commercial for the brand. Akshay, known for his active and energetic stride, effortlessly performs a series of never seen before stunts that raises the bar once again! This Khiladi does everything with style and class...  but with No Paseena!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Street Wear Stay On Mineral Blush Review

I really wanted to try this blush ever since I read the review and there were two reasons. One is that it came with an applicator and the other one was the packaging. I got the shade Rose Swirl.

This review was requested by Vertu :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Key Chain Purse - My New Love

These days I am going crazy looking out for tiny cute purse that comes with a key chain :P Don't ask me why, I seriously have no idea. This craziness made me get two such pretty and cute coin purse with a key chain attached to it :D

Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Haul

Heyyyy alll.. so here is this month's haul for all you girls. The brands I have got are Maybelline, L'Oreal, Revlon and Oriflame. I guess all you enjoy my haul here as much as I did. I didn't plan this haul but it just happened and I am happy with all the products I have got :D

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quick Note

Hi Everyone,

Wish you all had a very happy Diwali [I know it is coming very late :P Sorry] 

As few of you know that Neya's [my daughter] 1st birthday is coming up this November 10th and I am organizing her birthday party all alone. [Hubby got stuck with official work !] I hardly get time to sit with my laptop and finding it hard to post anything here. Have to roam around a lot, co-ordinate with many people.. and I am tired already !! I feel whatever I post here should be done with full involvement and nothing should be done in a hurry. So kindly excuse me for few more days that I won't be posting articles frequently. 

Will be back to blogging soon. Do hang on till then :) 

♥ Aarthi ♥

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rejuvenate with Marks & Spencer

Rejuvenate with Marks & Spencer
New spa collection with indulging offerings

Experience serenity and calm with the latest spa collection from Marks and Spencer. 

The new spa collection brings energizing body washes, nourishing moisturizers, contouring gels and skin balms to set your mood for an unmatched relaxing therapy at home. The Spa range products gently exfoliate skin leaving it fresh and relaxed. Exotic ingredients like olive stone, jojoba, almond, grape and apricot have been combined to ensure wholesome treat for your skin.

Hit your nearest Marks and Spencer store for an intensive skin care solution.

♥ Aarthi ♥

Note - Information provided by PR.

Friday, October 21, 2011

First and International Giveaway at 'A Shopaholic' - CLOSED

The time has come and here is the giveaway for all my readers :) Reason for the giveaway - Well I have many. Having 100 + followers, Diwali spl ;) Neya is turning 1 and what not !!! I will keep the rules little and simple. Do enter the giveaway and spread the word.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Avon Simply Pretty Lipstick Review

I think it is Avon Simply Pretty season here. Actually I didn't plan to do anything like that but it just happened and that follows another review of a Simply Pretty product by Avon- Lipsticks :) From the time I actually started trying out lipsticks I am glad that all lipsticks I got were really good and these were one among them.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Short Note

Hi Girls,

I know I promised a giveaway long back and it took a lot of time for me to actually go out and get the products for the giveaway. P.S - I have a naughty little child ;) So when I had to go out to the mall for Diwali shopping I decided to buy stuffs for the giveaway :D Yes... and now I will be posting about the giveaway anytime soon :) 

I was very confused on what to buy. I prepared a small list and headed to the mall.. To my shock most of the products were out of stock.. I don't want to tell 'now' what they were.. It might break the suspense :D So at last bought few products that I love. Hope you will love them too. 

Neya's 1st B'day is coming up and I am busy with that too. So sorry for all the delay and trouble :(

Look out for the giveaway post :)


♥ Aarthi ♥

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Avon Simply Pretty Mini Shine No More Pressed Powder Review

The Avon Mini Shine No More Pressed Powder was a casual purchase. To admit I love all tiny and cute products :P and that is the reason behind the purchase ;) Surprisingly the shade suits me very well so I was very glad that I bought it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lakme Introduces Fruit Moisture Range

Say Hello to youthful gorgeous skin with Lakmé’s Fruit Moisture Range
Bask in the glory of youthful, soft and radiant skin this winter

Indulge in Lakmé’s new winter care range comprising of moisturizers, day crème, night crème and lotions oozing with the goodness of exotic fruits. Loaded with Nutritiv Moisture Technology, the new Lakmé Fruit Moisture Range gives you twelve hour moisturisation for younger looking skin even in winters. With the breakthrough Nutritiv Moisture Technology comprising of a blend of Hydrating agents, Essential Vitamins, AHA’s & Anti-oxidants, Lakmé’s Fruit moisture range gives your skin a 200% moisture boost. Within the range, Lakmé Peach and Plum Daily Glow Lotion and Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser are perfect for yearlong skin moisturisation ,while Lakmé Honey & Avocado Winter Care Lotion, Lakmé Honey & Avocado Winter Perfect Day Crème and Lakmé Skin Renewal Night Crème  are infused with  winter care emollient making them a perfect pick for the cold weather.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Avon Simply Pretty Eye Defining Pencil Review

Avon Simply Pretty Eye Defining Pencils are my current love and I wanted to review it asap :D I had no idea of buying these pencils until Neha suggested me to try these and thank you Neha I am loving these eye pencils and I am glad I got it for a good price :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gulnar Mango Soap Review

Remember I did a haul from Craftsvilla in the month of June, when I got awesome offer I couldn't resist and I got all that I was longing to try from Craftsvilla. That is when I bought the Mango Soap as well. I am a Mango lover and no more reasons to tell why I wanted to try this soap.

Friday, September 30, 2011

September Haul

This month's haul includes previous month's haul too but this time I kept the budget small. I am sure you won't be disappointed as the products are really interesting and tempting as usual :D So here are all the products for you to enjoy..

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sweet Surprise !!

I think this year is full of surprises and gifts for me :D Lucky me !!! This time it was from my dad. Dad has no idea about cosmetics and all he knows about it is I love them. He had been on a trip to Europe and that is when he picked up this gift for me.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Maybelline Whitestay UV Base Review

I always like to have a light alternative to my foundations as Chennai's weather is too hot at times and I don't feel comfortable wearing foundations. When I was on hunt for such a product the SA at Maybelline counter recommended me to try their UV base.

Here is the review requested by Rekha and for all you girls there :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bourjois Rouge Hi-Tech Water Based Lip Tint Review

As you all know very recently I have started trying new lip products.. well I mean being a complete lip gloss person I have started trying out many lipsticks [mostly creamy], lip cream and lip tint. I really enjoy this process and thought of sharing the same with you :) Like my first lip cream this is my first lip tint and again it is from Bourjois - a brand I trust a lot.

Shweta here is the review for you :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

VLCC Fruits Anti Tan Pack Review

My hubby got tanned very badly during his trip to Dubai and I wanted him to get rid of the tan. He doesn't have patience for home made treatments and hence I ended up buying this product from VLCC. My first product from VLCC.

This review was requested by Ikky :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oriflame Visions Instant Cheeky Stick Blusher Review

I always like to try cosmetics that comes with a difference like the lip creams and tints I wanted to try a stick blusher too.This was even before Lakme introduced the stick blushers, that I spotted the Oriflame Stick Blusher and ordered the same immediately.

This review was requested by Ramya long back :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Avon Simply Pretty Nail Enamel Pink Crush Review

Very recently I started to develop love towards nail enamels and all the credit goes to Avon Nail Enamels that made me go so crazy. Initially I thought of doing a NOTD but this shade Pink Crush deserved a review for sure and thus here is the review for all you girls :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Helen Harper Cotton Pads Review

This review is long due, requested by Bulbul and Rads. Sorry girls for this late review, I had almost forgotton :P I randomly picked the cotton pads from Health & Glow, having no idea about how this would be !! I actually got the Bella Cotton Pads and exchanged it with mum for these Helen Harper ones :P

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Upcoming Reviews : Coming Soon

I had a little free time and was wondering what to review. Then I started digging few of the products that I have been using for some time but haven't reviewed. Also this reminded me to check the requests placed for reviews. So here is a peek-a-boo of all the products that I will be reviewing pretty soon.

Monday, September 5, 2011

NOTD-Avon Simply Pretty Nail Enamel in Frosty Blue

During my purchase from Avon I managed to get almost 5-6 nail colors and I must say each and every single nail color is uniquethat every single color is my favorite too. Other than the neons and mattes I got even the Simply Pretty Nail Enamels that was priced at Rs.109 for 3 !!! I never wanted to miss the deal so I chose Frosty Blue, Passionate Purple and Pink Crush. You can see the haul HERE

Here is the NOTD with Frosty Blue Nail Enamel.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Revealing Treasure [Compensating No Haul]

I know all would be expecting this month's haul post but unfortunately whatever I bought hasn't reached me yet :( Rashmi sorry for the disappointment. I didn't know how to compensate that.. After a while I decided to reveal the treasure I've got and thought it would be as interesting as my hauls :D Hope you all like it. 

Without any suspense here is the pic below ...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bourjois So Delicate Lip Cream Review

I always had this craving for lip creams ever since I came to know that such a thing existed ! I had the choice to pick from Bourjois and Faces. When it came to availability Bourjois was better than that of Faces which made me buy this Lip Cream. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Besties

I was tagged by Indgal to do the summer besties tag. Without any stories I will directly go in to the post and do the job :P

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beautiful Brides by Lakme Studio

Beautiful Brides by Lakmé Studio
Introducing three gorgeous authentic bridal looks at Lakmé Fashion Week

Mumbai, 19th August, 2011: Kick starting the bridal season for the year, Lakmé Studio unveiled its bridal look book for 2011 by demonstrating  three gorgeous looks from across the country at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011. With a complete collection of eight stunning bridal looks, this look book is a must have for every Indian bride to make her big day absolutely perfect. Eight Bridal themes that form the look book by Lakmé Studio include looks for the north Indian bride, Tamil bride, Muslim bride, Kannada bride, Gujarati bride, Catholic bride, Bengali Bride among others.

Monday, August 15, 2011

1 Year Already !!

This post comes a bit late, actually 7 days late :P

Wondering how absent minded I am... Actually upset too but this is time to be glad and not upset. So wiping away all the bad feelings I am glad that 'A Shopaholic' is one year old... already... I really can't believe myself.

Wondering what this pic is doing here?? !!! Err,, Well, this is the very first pic I uploaded exactly on 10th of Aug 2010 :P

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pied De Pepper - My First ♥Lush♥

I have always been wanting to try some product from Lush. Initially Lush was not available in my place and I had an excuse. When Lush launched their store in EA Mall here I couldn't wait any longer. I browsed through many blogs to find the best Lush product for myself. I decided to get 'Angels on Bare Skin' cleanser and then it was time for me to visit the store.

Here is what I bought at last. How did my purchase change from a cleanser to a foot lotion? Also a Peek- a-Boo for all of you.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Face of Lakme Absolute - Kareena Kapoor


Lakmé since its inception has always celebrated beauty and as an ode to the contemporary Indian woman, Lakmé presents ABSOLUTE - a high-performance long wear make up range. This premium range of cosmetic has been specially created for the woman of today who leads an international life with a soul that is Indian at heart. Kareena Kapoor a mesmerizing beauty, a caring sister, a devoted daughter, a talented actress and above all an epitome of the confident Indian woman, has been chosen as the face of Lakmé ABSOLUTE.  She is a perfect fit for the brand as she embodies the quintessential essence of beauty, which the brand represents. As the face of Lakmé ABSOLUTE, Kareena will be part of the brand’s campaign and unveil the Absolute looks at the Lakmé Grand Finale by Manish Malhotra at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2011 (August 16 –21, 2011).

Be Invited to LFW !!!

Get gorgeous hair from Lakmé Salon and be invited to Lakmé Fashion Week

Always wanted to experience the glitzy Lakmé Fashion Week? Lakmé Salon brings YOU three simple ways to attend LFW and ensure you have gorgeous hair to flaunt for the occasion.

Lakme Launches New Lakme Lip Love Conditioners

Lakme has recently launched Lip Love Conditoner-a gel based lip-softener that will give your lips moisture and color. 

Lakme Lever Launches Lakme Ivana First Unisex Salon

Lakmé Lever announces the launch of its first salon for Him & HerLakmé Ivana at Green Park in New Delhi.Lakmé Salons have been offering expert hair and skin care to women for several decades and now they have taken this experience and developed an offering that caters to men as well. After a successful run in the beauty service segment with Lakmé Studio and Salons , Lakmé Lever is now taking a leap with Lakmé Ivana to provide excellent grooming, skin and hair care services to both, men and women.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

July Haul

This month began with awesome shopping at EA shopping mall with Varshini. As I had mentioned before I was waiting to share the haul with all you girls here. But I didn't stop with that, I bought few more beauty  stuffs...:D Hope you enjoy the haul with me :)

I shopped at/from
  • Avon
  • Lush
  • Craftsvilla
  • Pantaloons
  • Express Avenue
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