Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gifts Again ! :D

It was 15th of Jan and I already felt so depressed without going out shopping for full 15 days ! I don't think I will ever impose such a ban again in my life. Ever ! Ever ! Only during these 15 days I realized I need few essentials like a deo, nail polish remover and an eye liner. I really thought I had enough of make up, skin care and hair care to last for the next 4 months :( I tell you girls, don't ever do something as crazy as I did..

Now talking about the gifts, it happened on 16th - my very good friend visited me and she wanted to take me out for shopping !! OMG !! I couldn't believe my ears and we straight headed to the Express Avenue Mall :D Now see what she gifted me :D

Monday, January 28, 2013

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter [Cherry Tart] Review, Swatch and LOTD

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters were very much like how I had imagined them to be - buttery texture like lip balms with a hint of color that is buildable. I wish they were a little more pigmented, then it would have exactly been my kind of lip colors. However I won't say these disappointed me and I am loving them more and more as I try new colors. The cost is the only factor that actually stops me.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Maybelline Colorama Color Irresistible Nail Polish Review and NOTD

I love all shades of pinks... and pinks in all things I have - blush, lipstick, nail polish and what not. So this pink nail polish doesn't have a big story behind but this review has a small reason / purpose. I don't remember when and where I got this nail polish from and it has become my recent love. Unfortunately I am unable to spot the shade name - it got rubbed off :(  So by the end of this post if you have any clue about the shade name please share as I am planning to get a back up.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Phoenix Market City Opened in Chennai !

Chennai's biggest Mall - Phoenix Market City is now open !! Also this is India's or Asia's biggest - about 2.4 million square feet ! However I am not sure about that info. If it is true then Hurray !! When I heard the news about the opening, I wasn't very sure as I have been hearing this on and off for the past 1 month. I called them up to confirm and straight headed to the mall last evening. Most of the shops were still closed with just the boards confirming their launch but there were enough shops open to shop and roam around :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

L'Oreal Paris Kohl Minerals 01 Precious Black Review, Swatch & EOTD

There are more than a handful of products that I just bought for the packaging and this is one such product. I remember buying this L'Oreal Kohl Minerals from a blog sale and when I got it I had no idea what it does :p and thought can read the details once I get the product in my hand. How dumb was I :p, ya the packaging looked so attractive along with the sale price tag too :D

Thursday, January 24, 2013

INGLOT Make Up Brushes - Travel Kit Review

I have been a makeup lover since 2 years or might be more but since then I never felt like investing in good makeup brushes. All I had were the ELF make up brushes and I didn't know whether it was good or bad until I tried these travel size brushes from INGLOT. My next big investment would be MAC brushes one by one - Do let me know the must haves and that would be really helpful for me.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Hot Pink Review and Swatch

I prefer cream blushes over powder blushes as they give that dewy glow to my face, but I hesitate to get cream blushes as they are a bit tricky to work with. When I saw the creamy NYX blushes I couldn't stop myself from buying 2 shades from their collection - Hot Pink and Glow. Having tried both the shades, now I would like to get more and more :p

This review was requested by Prayati :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Viva La Juicy Parfum by Juicy Couture

The hot pink packaging has never failed to attract me but just to avoid the buzzing and forcing SAs at the perfume counters I walk past this pretty thing every time. The bottle looked even more cute with a hot pink bow tied to its neck and sighhh... I just wanted to try this one day. That one day came pretty soon in the form of product sample from my sister.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Nail Stickers - Do you use them?

I am one lazy girl who was bored of plain painted nails once. I wanted to try different nail art but the laziness never pushed me to do it. That is when I spotted these tiny cute nail stickers and trust me it was a blessing for my nails. They made my nails look more cute, pretty and what not ! I saw them at a drug store and since it didn't cost much so just picked it up immediately.

Friday, January 18, 2013

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream [Bonfire] Review, Swatch & LOTD

I have used Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream [Review HERE] in the past and loved it. Later one day I read about their xtreme lip creams and on a comparative scale most of them loved the latter. I thought I miss something if I do not try it :p I was looking online and fell in love with the shade - bonfire. Pree, as usual was sweet enough that she came forward to get it for me from Mumbai :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Davis Eye Glitter with Vitamin A & E [No.67,69,72,76] Review, Swatch and EOTD

Davis Eye Glitters could have never got my attention until Varshini passed on a few to me. I initially had just one and as I loved the creaminess she got a few more for me. These come in the form of pencils thus helping us to use them both as eye liners and over all lid color as well. Having 4 different colors out of which 1 refuses to show up on my lids, I am satisfied with the ones I have got. Yes, these might be a school girl's good friend.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

L'Oreal Color Infallible Eye Shadow in Burning Black Review, Swatch & EOTD

I am slowly collecting the L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows and this one was a gift from Pree. Last month I reviewed the other shade I have - Eternal Black and did a smokey eye EOTD HERE. Today I am reviewing another pretty shade from the collection - Burning Black. Both the shades I have got makes Smokey eyes makeup so so so very easy. You'll know how by the end of this post.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Nivea Fruity Shine Pomegranate Lip Balm Review, Swatch & LOTD

My lips are dry most of the times so I always have a lip balm with me. I can even survive without food but not without a lip balm. I have more than half a dozen of lip balms but the Nivea Lip Balm found its place in my 'favorites' list. I so badly wanted to try the Guava version but only Pomegranate and Strawberry were available. Since I have too many strawberry lip balms I got the Pomegranate one.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Accessories Love ♥ - Cute Teddy Bed Room Slippers

You can hardly find me bare footed as I wear slippers all the time. The only time you can see me without them are when I am in the pooja, taking bath and while sleeping. Yes, I have separate slippers for bathroom, bedroom, to roam inside my gated community and different shoes, sandals, etc when I go out. Today I am sharing the bed room slippers I am using right now.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Colorbar Take Me As I Am Lip Color in Lip Smacking Cherry 004 Review, Swatch & LOTD

Ever since Colorbar launched the Take Me As I Am Lip Colors I wanted to try them but unfortunately none of the H&G stores near my place had this. Even the Colorbar SAs had no idea when I asked them for this lip color. I was eyeing on 2 shades and luckily Pree was planning to put them on sale, which she had hardly used. I told her I'll buy both of them and I got it finally :D

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My Hot Pink Hair Straightener by Jose Eber

I have a manageable wavy hair and I have done straightening like 7-8 times so far. I do it once a year ad no matter what I give this 1 year gap between 2 sessions so that my hair will be damaged a little less. My hair growth is super fast and thus within 3 months I will need an iron to straighten the waves near the roots. I had used a couple of other hair straighteners before but nothing as good as this one :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Oriflame Coconut and Rice Milk Nourishing Hot Oil Review

I am very irregular when it comes to oiling my hair and I curse myself for doing that as I have seen the magic a hair oil can do to my hair. It is just tremendous and my hair becomes much more easy to handle. I got this coconut and rice milk nourishing hot oil long back but never used it. Recently, I so wanted to use this one as my hair became too frizzy and unmanageable. Read on to see what it did to my hair.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Forest Essentials Neem & Saffron Face Wash Review

The Neem and Saffron Face Wash is a part of the Forest Essentials Travel Kit I got long back. Every single product in the kit except this face wash and the soap are of the Indian Rose Absolute Range. This face wash claims to have Kashmiri Saffron and Neem. While using the kit all I could smell was rose which was boring and this face wash gave me a break !

The review was requested by Bhumika :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

An Update..

Hi Girls,

This is a small update I wanted to share.. Nothing important.. Or rather very important.. Ok, let me not confuse you.


This to for all my followers, blog friends, PRs - I have updated my email id to from So any emails from now on.. pls send it to the new email id as the old account will be disabled very soon. 

What can be sent to my new email id?

Your suggestions, feedback, what you expect from 'A Shopaholic' and just anything you want to tell me. 

Thanks you :)

♥ Aarthi ♥

Friday, January 4, 2013

Aura Vedic Ritual Skin Lightening Mask Review

I have not tried too many face masks, however the ones I have tried so far have all turned out to be really good. When I got a chance to try a completely natural face mask that has sandal, saffron and turmeric my happiness knew no bounds. I got two of these masks and first I will review the skin lightening mask and might be next month I shall review the other.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Oriflame Giordani Gold Jewel Lipstick [Rose Blossom] Review, Swatch and LOTD

As much as I love window shopping I love going through the Oriflame and Avon catalogues :D Sometimes I do buy make up and skin care based on the consultants recommendation. This time it was so hard to resist the Jewel Lipstick by Oriflame and our generous Pree gave it to me for the consultant's price :D They just had 5-6 shades and I got the shade Rose Blossom based on Pree's recommendation.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Wish you all lovely followers, supportive friends, encouraging comment-ers :p a very very very very very Happy New Year 2013 :)


As every year pass by I recollect all good that has happened to me and Thank God for blessing me a peaceful life :)

Let this year be a satisfying one to all of you. 

This year I want to become a better person - a more patient mom :p, more loving wife and more reliable, interesting and friendly blogger to all my followers :D  Looking forward to become a better human being over all.

Hope this year brings you loads and loads of good health, wealth, luck and all that you wish for :) 

Happy New Year Once Again.


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