Thursday, February 28, 2013

Here is the crazy me !! - with Maybelline New York

Some times we go really crazy and we don't realize what we buy until we settle down after a while and have a look at the products bought. Being a shopaholic there is no wonder I did something like that too ! If you have 'Liked' the Facebook page HERE, then you would very well know how much I wanted to buy the US version of Maybelline Baby Lips. They looked so cute that I wanted all of them ! Trust Me - I never felt like buying the ones launched here in India and I always thought I can ask my sister to send it from US.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Revlon Kiss Me Coral Nail Enamel Review & NOTD

I have never planned to buy any Revlon Nail Enamels but some how I have around 4-5 shades in my collection. Either the colors tempt me or they come free ! This was a free gift when I got the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters and wish it did not have the 'Free' sticker on it :p I tried removing it and made it more messy, so sorry for that ugly looking nail enamel bottle ;)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Phoenix Market City, Chennai - Few Updates

Ever since I posted about Phoenix Market City in Chennai, I have been getting so many e-mails flooded with doubts. Initially I was sending individual replies but after a point of time I thought I would better do one single post about all I know/saw at Phoenix Market City in this 1 month. I have been to the mall thrice so far and it didn't excite me as much as it did for the first time.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oriflame Very Me Lip Mania Lipsticks [Flirty Pink & Rock Star Pink] Review, Swatch & LOTD

Oriflame lipsticks have hardly failed me so I do not hesitate to try lipsticks from this brand. You would have already seen a wide range of Oriflame lipstick reviews here at 'A Shopaholic' and here are another 2 lipsticks in different shades of pink but from the same Lip Mania range. The packaging is absolutely girly and the catalogue had so many different shades to tempt me !

Sunday, February 24, 2013

L'Occitane Verbena Shower Gel Review

L'Occitane is one brand I have been using for the past 6 years or even more and it has never failed me. Every time I use a product I actually feel like trying more from them. This shower gel was hiding behind all the shampoo and conditioner bottles and since they all look alike I thought it was another shampoo. Only recently I noticed that it was a shower gel and was super excited to try it out.

This review was requested by Ankita :)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

NYX Rouge Cream Blush 'Hot Pink' and 'Glow' - A Comparison

As I already mentioned the NYX Rouge Cream Blushes are my current favorite and I think any dry skinned girl will love this for the glow it imparts. A couple of you had mailed me to do a comparison post of these blushes as you wanted to see the colors side by side and then decide which one would suit you the best. I will try my level best to help you out by this post.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Shopping Ban - [How] Does it work?

If not all, at least few of you know that I am on a self-imposed shopping ban for 4 months since Dec 2012. Having crossed 2 months [or almost 3] I thought I would share few tips, tricks or just my mere thoughts on what I did or how I crossed these 3 months. I just have to pass 1 more month without buying anything - but that is seriously not as easy as it sounds !


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ralph Lauren Blue Eau De Toilette Natural Spray Review

Ralph Lauren is another brand that I am fond of when it comes to fragrance. Ralph Lauren - Lauren Style [yet to review] is my favorite from the brand. When I got the Ralph Lauren Blue as a gift my happiness knew no bounds and I did expect a lot from it. Having tried so many other variants from the same brand and the word 'Blue' related it to be a fresh or aqua based fragrance. Read more to see how it turned out.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Glow Review and Swatch

Nyx Rouge Cream Blushes are my current favorites. I love just everything about them and was wondering why I never tried them all these days ! Today there is another pretty shade 'Glow' from this range which I will review in detail followed by the shade 'Hot Pink' reviewed last month. Will do a comparison post [Hot Pink and Glow] very soon as many of you had mailed me to do one.

This review was requested by Lee :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Aura Vedic Ritual Cleansing Ubtan Mask Review

Aura Vedic was a new brand to me and to many of us here but I am sure the tag 'Ayurvedic' grabbed all our attention. I had reviewed the amazing skin lightening mask HERE and here is another cleansing mask with the same wonderful ingredients - Sandal and Saffron. Read further to see which one scored more and which one would you need.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Oriflame Beauty Gloss Berries [Strawberry Kiss] Review, Swatch and LOTD

It was the time when I was just a gloss person and you can always spot me with a glossy lips with only little color. Varshini already knew that and she gave me a bag of surprise gifts for my birthday. It was a sweet surprise and this gloss had a place in the bag she gave me. I was neglecting the gloss for a long time until I tried it one day when I was rushing out for something important and my hands just grabbed it. From then on I use this pretty often and to know 'why' read further...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bourjois Blush 33 LILAS D'OR Review & Swatch

When I saw that I have a handful of blushes to review and about 3-4 review requests, I geared up myself to review all of them for you girls here. Following the NYX one, Bourjois was the brand that I wanted to review next. In case if you all do not know - the shade 33 Lilas D'Or is a close dupe of the much raved NARS Orgasm. Don't you think it is unfair if I miss this little tiny pot !

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lotus Pure Color Lipstick [Rose Wood] Review, Swatch & LOTD

I have heard so much about the brand 'Lotus' and their amazing sunscreens and lipsticks but never got a chance to try them. So it always remained as a new brand to me, even now it is :p It was just a random buy and instant love. The SA was almost begging me to try the lipsticks and I thought I will try but no buying. The shade Rose Wood convinced me to buy it and it is one shade that would suit anytime and any mood.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lakme's Exciting New Valentine's Day Offer !

Lakme’s exciting new Valentine’s Day offer is all set you make you feel more special! 

Femina Launches The First Ever Crowd-Sourced Issue

The issue titled ‘Made by You’ will be written completely by contributors from across the country

India's leading women's English magazine Femina is on the brink of a new revolution in publishing. In an absolute first for the magazine, Femina invitesits readers from across the country to contribute with features and articles for the April issue.The new issue aptly called,‘Made By You’,is a 100 percent crowd sourced issue that aims to mobilisereaders from across the length and breadth of the nation. By creating this platform that enables Indian women to be a larger part of their favorite magazine .

MAC Eye Shadow in Wood Winked Review, Swatch & EOTD

Having tried a couple of eye shadows from other brands, I was dying to try the ones from MAC. Since I have heard a lot about how it transforms our eyes I wanted to try as many shades as possible. One of the very first shade that grabbed my attention in terms of pigmentation was 'Wood Winked' and I added it to my shopping bag immediately. Totally I got 4 shades and I already prepared a list to fill 2 palettes.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Colorbar Take Me As I Am Lip Color in Flirtatious Pink 002 Review, Swatch & LOTD

Out of all the shades available in Colorbar Take Me As I Am Lip Color 'Flirtatious Pink' was my favorite and as time passed on I lost hopes that I will ever get them as I couldn't find them anywhere here in Chennai. Luckily I got these in 2 shades out of which one was my favorite color and today I will be reviewing that pretty shade for all your girls here :)

A pretty pink lippy for the special day - Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crabtree & Evelyn Rose Water Body Lotion Review

Is there anyone who doesn't like the fragrance of rose water? I just love the rose water fragrance in all the C&E products - shower gel, body lotion, soaps and hand cream too. The packaging is definitely an added advantage - so English and so Vintage that I just love showcasing the bottles in my vanity :) If you want to understand what I am saying you must try the C&E bath and body products.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Accessories Love ♥ - Aldo Wallet

My friend offered me a gift and there was sale at Aldo at the same time - what can be better than this? I went ahead and chose the bag in Pink along with the wallet. You would have already seen the bag and wallet together last month, also I did mention how spacious the combo were that it can accommodate almost all I wanted to put inside my hand bag and wallet ! Today you can see how much I have dumped in there and still it looks empty.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas 'For Him'

I don't reserve my love just for the Valentine's Day and yes I love my hubby always - any time, any day, any min - even if he refuses to take me shopping.. lol.. ;) So Valentine's Day is just another day for us but I have to specify that hubby makes sure to surprise me on the V Day! This year I thought why shouldn't I surprise him too? and at the same time my cousin wanted me to suggest her some good gifts options for her boy friend. I tell you it is so hard and we don't have many options for guys.. Lucky guys can give us anything, because we love almost everything under the sun ;)


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Kama Ayurveda Brahmakamal Lotion Review

I have tried a facial cleanser from Kama long back and nothing else from the brand till now. The cleanser did wonders to my skin but I just forgot about it and never repurchased it. Recently we stayed at The Park Hotels and there they had the Kama Brahmakamal lotion in the bath. I was excited to see Kama products again and was super enthusiastic to try them. So here is a review of the lotion for all of you girls.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Ageing Cream Review

As I am in my late 20s I thought it is the right time to start with an anti-aging cream and the one that was easily available was the Olay Total Effects cream. I had no clue how it works but the SA's never ending promises and stories made me try this one. I have been using this for almost an year now and I guess the review will be more accurate now. The face wash reviewed yesterday came free with this cream.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Olay Total Effects 7 Cleansing Benefits in 1 Foaming Cleanser Review

You all must be knowing that I am not a face wash/ cleanser person, by which I mean I always feel that all they can do is basic cleansing and nothing miraculous or anything more as they claim. When I got the Olay cream this face wash came free with it and thus I got a chance to try a new cleanser. I am glad it doesn't claim to do any magic on my face and the cleanser scored then and there !

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Cream Review

I personally do not like the fragrance of Nivea and that might be because I used a lot of Nivea creams [that comes in a round blue tin] during my school and college days. After a very long time I picked up a cream that can be used on face, body and hands as well ! Very recently I realized it is Nivea again :p The fragrance is still bothering me but I totally love how well it maintains my skin. I fell in love with Nivea all over again !

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Oriflame Visions V Lip Love Lipstick [Coral Red] Review, Swatch & LOTD

I still remember the first time I met Varshini, my first blogger friend. She was so bubbly and easy going and the rapport was amazing from then on - even our hubbies got along so well :) She was an Oriflame consultant too so I bought few products from her and she suggested me to try this particular lip color. I wasn't trying different colors then but she assured me that this shade would look good on me. This is my first coral lipstick and not the INGLOT one HERE.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Oriflame Maxi Plumping Lip Gloss [Pink] Review, Swatch & LOTD

The Oriflame Maxi Lip Gloss was an impulsive buy just to see if the plumping claim works. Though I do not need it I got it out of curiosity. I know any bigger my lips wouldn't look much different from that for a pig !! but still the curious me got it for the sake of testing. I thought once I test it I can pass it on to my cousins or friends later, but I completely forgot that I had this with me :p

Monday, February 4, 2013

Himani Sona Chandi Healthy & Fair Ayurvedic Baby Massage Oil Review

I usually do not trust products that claim to have gold, silver or platinum or any such metals in their products. The same goes with this Gold Oil (That is how I call it)- Ayurvedic Baby Massage Oil as well. As it claimed to be an ayurvedic product I started using this oil for my daughter when she was 1 year old and it did work in some ways. I haven't tried many products from the brand 'Himani', so can't say much about the brand here.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick [Ultra Darling] Review, Swatch & LOTD

I have been a MAC illiterate all this while :( Yes, I never knew MAC made sheer lipsticks too and I am cursing myself for that. It was just my good/bad luck I didn't like any shades they had or rather all the shades I liked were out of stock ! They suggested me to try the matte ones but since I don't prefer matte lipsticks my eyes went through the Sheen Supreme range and the shade Ultra Darling was 'love at first sight'. This lipstick is what I wear almost everyday now.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Teaser - Lipsticks and Lip Glosses this Month !

I recently cleaned my make up storage as I had ample time without doing any shopping :(  So I thought of doing a post on makeup organization as I am pretty confident to show (off ) my clean and newly neatly arranged draws now. I might sell my make up organizer (only within Chennai) and buy a bigger one (with just one extra draw for skin and hair care). Let me know if any of you are interested. You can see it HERE

Well, now coming back to the topic - While arranging the stuff I decided too many things
  • Blog Sale
  • Organizer Sale [Based on your response]
  • Giveaway 
  • Post about makeup organization
  • Finally I realized I have many lipsticks and gloss that are worth a review but I just missed it all these days.
So this month you will be seeing all lipstick and gloss reviews raining here at 'A Shopaholic' and predominantly Oriflame lippies along with MAC, Lotus and Colorbar too.

So here is a teaser..

Friday, February 1, 2013

Forest Essentials Indian Rose Absolute Hair Cleanser and Hair Conditioner Review

Here comes the next review of the products from Forest Essentials Travel Kit - the Indian Rose Absolute Hair Cleanser and Conditioner. Most of the products in the kit are from the same Rose Absolute Range and I got used to the fragrance now which was a bit disturbing and strong initially. The Shampoo and Conditioner is the best part of the kit as most of the travel kits do not include hair care. I feel the presence of these 2 products makes the kit complete.

Review requested by Bhumika :)

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