Sunday, March 31, 2013

Find the Color of your Mood : Mine is Green

It was only when hubby mentioned I noticed I have been using green color every where in the past 2 weeks ! Green is not my favorite color, I might as well say the color I least prefer ! Whenever some one says 'My Favorite color is Green' I feel they are bad in choosing things including color :p No Offense meant here ! Just sharing my random thoughts. So when a person like me wears green, sees green, tries green and smells green what would that mean? Even I was curios like you...


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Makeup Organization Part 1 - Lips

Long back I shared pics of my makeup organizer with all you girls HERE and many of you wanted me to show how I have arranged my things in there. So I will do them in different posts [lazy me] might be 5-6 parts and show you how I have arranged my products in those pretty colorful draws. Will try to give you some suggestions on how to maintain it - hope this post helps you in some way. 

Rads, hope you like it !

Today, Part 1 is all about products I use on my lips - lipsticks, glosses, balms, liners, stains and lip creams.


Friday, March 29, 2013

What would I do on a bored weekend?

A mom can never get bored, especially on weekends as the house would be filled with all family members and sometimes guests too ! Last weekend, hubby had to go to work and my lil one was there with her grand parents and I had ample time - that I was totally bored and didn't know what to do ! I always prefer to be busy than bored and so I planned something to keep myself busy.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Konad Stamping Nail Art Stone Set : Review, Experiment

As I had mentioned in my post yesterday Nail Colors have never fascinated me and so are Nail Arts ! I really go 'Wow', 'Super', 'Amazing' and what not when I see beautifully done nails but never had the patience to try anything on my nails. A couple of trials failed me badly and that made me run away from further trials. It suddenly struck me that I have a Konad Stamping Kit and see what I did with it !


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Maybelline Colorama Artistica Nail Enamel Verde Palmeira : Review, NOTD

Nail Colors have never fascinated me much until I saw pretty unique colors beautifully worn by fellow bloggers - you know whom I am talking about - Rads and Pree of couse. I do not wear a nail enamel for more than 3 days usually for 2 reasons - 1. It chips, 2.It might stain my nails ! When I am wearing colors from Maybelline I need not really worry about the above two points and here is another pretty shade for you from Maybelline.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Seacret Minerals From The Dead Sea Nail & Body Care Kit : Review

Seacret is a brand that is quite new to our country but when I got this kit as a gift I had no idea about the brand or their launch here in India later ! The Nail and Body Care kit has a body lotion, buffing block, cuticle oil and a nail file. The entire kit is something that really helped my feet and hand look decent during the winters this time and I thought you should know about these products/brand.


Monday, March 25, 2013

The Body Shop Organically Grown Cotton Moisture-Boost Socks : Review

My feet becomes extremely dry during winters that I can't survive without a moisturizer or a good body butter. Nothing else could help me other than The Body Shop Body Butters and I always stock up Body Butters to last for the nest 6 months. It was during one such purchase I thought of buying these cotton socks along with the body butters. Let us see how it helped me.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Bath and Shower Gel Review

Crabtree & Evelyn is one of my favorite brands when it comes to bath and body products. I have already reviewed the soap and body lotion from the same 'Rose Water' range HERE and HERE respectively. Reserving the best for the last, today I am reviewing the Bath and Shower Gel. Well, the best is the hand cream and I shall review it next :)


Saturday, March 23, 2013

One Week To Go ! What Did I Miss All These Days?

I am really really really excited for many reasons - few of them are

1. My shopping ban will come to an end in 1 week's time and I am preparing myself for a real HAUL !!!! You know what I mean ! Man it was soooooooooooooo difficult to hold on this long ! Phew!
2. My sis is coming down to visit us :D with gifts for me of course :D
3. Next month is my birthday so added gifts :D and some more shopping :D

So it is easy to pass the next 1 week thinking about all the above. Also here is a short note on what are all the new launches that I missed all these days and things I am planning to buy on April 1st. Wish the stores were open 24*7, I would go shopping sharp at 12.01 AM ;)


Friday, March 22, 2013

MAC Cream Color Base Hush : Review, Swatch

As I started experimenting with eye makeup I was looking for a good base for my eye shadows. I had Faces and NYX in mind but never got a chance to try them as they were mostly out of stock ! That is when MAC clicked me. I headed to the store and for the first time I was at least 50% comfortable with the MUA and she suggested me to try Hush. I had no idea about how this would work but blindly had to trust the MUA.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nina by Nina Ricci Eau De Toilette Review

Here comes another fragrance review from a hoarder ! If you really get those doubts - Does she really use all of them? Oh Ya ! Yes I do :D I make sure I smell good (always) even if I don't look good always :p  This fragrance Nina by Nina Ricci is the first from the brand and I have to reveal the truth here- [I know it is quite obvious] - Yes, I just got it for the cute looking bottle :D OMG ! this one looks absolutely pretty I think prettier than DKNY apple, Isn't it?



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sale Part 2 - Lipsticks


Here are the rules for this sale.
  • Sale is open to people residing in India only.
  • All products on sale are sanitized.
  • Sale will be on first-come first-serve basis. Once you decide to buy anything just mention it in the comment box. Also mail me at aarthi@a-shopaholic.com, however the products will be sold to the person who comments first and not who mails first. So first comment and then mail me.
  • The product images shown here are the original ones.You can make the payment through online banking and once we receive the payment the products will be sent to you.
  • We will ensure that the products are packed properly and sent but we are not responsible for damages or delivery failures (if any). The tracking numbers will be shared with you so that you can cross verify.
  • Once you have booked a product by leaving a comment kindly do not go back saying you do not need that or you left the comment by mistake. This would create a lot of confusion. So please cooperate in making this sale an easy and successful one.
  • There are freebies for purchase above 500. So people can choose based on their purchase. Again the freebies goes to people on first-come first-serve basis until they last.
  • If you purchase for more than Rs.1000, you get free shipping !!!!

Shipping Charges

Chennai - Rs.30
Other Metros - Rs.60
Rest of India - Rs.90 


Sale Part 1 - Face, Eyes, Lip Gloss



 Here are the rules for this sale.
  • Sale is open to people residing in India only.
  • All products on sale are sanitized.
  • Sale will be on first-come first-serve basis. Once you decide to buy anything just mention it in the comment box. Also mail me at aarthi@a-shopaholic.com, however the products will be sold to the person who comments first and not who mails first. So first comment and then mail me.
  • The product images shown here are the original ones.You can make the payment through online banking and once we receive the payment the products will be sent to you.
  • We will ensure that the products are packed properly and sent but we are not responsible for damages or delivery failures (if any). The tracking numbers will be shared with you so that you can cross verify.
  • Once you have booked a product by leaving a comment kindly do not go back saying you do not need that or you left the comment by mistake. This would create a lot of confusion. So please cooperate in making this sale an easy and successful one.
  • There are freebies for purchase above 500. So people can choose based on their purchase. Again the freebies goes to people on first-come first-serve basis until they last.
  • If you purchase for more than Rs.1000, you get free shipping !!!!

Shipping Charges

Chennai - Rs.30
Other Metros - Rs.60
Rest of India - Rs.90 



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sale Alert !

I have been planning a sale and giveaway since a long time. It took time for me to gather all the sale items and organize the sale. Since this is the first time I am selling the products I had used it was hard for me to let few things go :( Honestly, I will be happy if some one else is using the products rather than these left unnoticed in my collection and that is why the sale. 

Will plan the giveaway soon :)

Here is a quick view of all the products along with the rules, time and date of the sale.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Avon Simply Pretty Swirl Lip Gloss Strawberry Punch : Review, Swatch, LOTD

Like most of us, even I started my make up with just a gloss and kajal and it took me really long to become a lipstick person. Even if I use lipsticks more these days, glosses remain in my favorites list always. Gloss + Cute packaging made me buy this Simple Pretty Swirl Lip Gloss from Avon long back. Also I proudly announce this is one of the very few make up products that I am about to finish :D


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Himalaya Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Cream : Review, Swatch

I haven't tried many products from the brand Himalayas nor was I curious until I tried the Himalayas Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Cream. I doubt if  this cream is available here as I picked up this one from Dubai. However, the lotion is available here in India but again I am not sure if they are the same products in different forms. I prefer lotion any day but this cream beats my laziness as I love it completely.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Chambor Silk Touch Lipstick Silk Star : Review, Swatch, LOTD

Chambor is again a new brand in my collection. If I like a brand I make myself comfortable with the same brand that I refuse to try products from other brands ! Well, that is not the case any more :D My first product from Chambor is a lipstick and I am breaking the suspense here, it didn't disappoint me at all ! In fact I am curious to try other products from Chambor now :)


Friday, March 15, 2013

MAC Eye Shadow Cranberry : Review, Swatch, EOTD

One of my favorite (already) and most versatile eye shadow color from MAC is this Cranberry. Every time I try a new eye shadow from MAC I love the shade more and the brand more than that. None of them failed me so far ! Seeing the quality I do not mind the price at all. If you are in to eye makeup then this is another must-have shade from MAC. 


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Now Kiss in 70 Striking Shades ! Lakme Introduces 26 new shades of ENRICH SATIN Lip Color


Pump up your style quotient with 70 sensational lip color shades from Lakmé that will certainly bring out the romantic in you. The new range of Lakmé Enrich Satin Lip color features 26 new, bright and gorgeous shades of lipsticks that are created to flatter various skin types. There is something for every woman in this classy lip color lineup, so grab all 26 today to complement your own style and wardrobe. Lakme Enrich lipsticks are an ideal colour addition for every contemporary woman's make-up kit, suiting their myriad moods and apt for every occasion.


Pond's Age Miracle Anti-Ageing Tinted Moisturizer Sheer Rose 02 : Review, Swatch

Do you remember this miracle product that was loved by all once upon a time, until they declared that it will be discontinued ? Ya, I am talking about Ponds Age Miracle Tinted Moisturizer. I got a back up for myself and I am about finish the bottle so thought will do a quick review of the product. I love it but will never get a chance to use it again !



Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Estee Lauder Signature Shimmer Powder 01 Gold Pearl : Review. Swatch

Whenever my sister visits me she gets me awesome gifts and all of you know that. Do you also know that her choice of products are amazing in spite of her being a make up novice till now ? Estee Lauder had these kits where in you can fill the kits with the products you like [from the ones available of course] and she picked up 4 cute products. One among them is the Signature Shimmer Powder.

Reks, this review is for you :)


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Accessories ♥ - Colorful Again !

I am definitely not an accessories person, accessories in the sense - earrings, bangles, chains, etc. I love diamonds more so I have around few pairs of diamond earrings that I wear most of the time. Also, I admire people who accessorize well according to their clothing. So at times I feel that itch to buy something and that is how I ended up buying all these pretty colorful things you see below :)


Monday, March 11, 2013

Bic Soleil Scent Razors : Review

I don't shave often and I stick on to waxing most of the time. It is only during emergency [ when the hair is just half grown and I have to go to a party] and travel I go back to razors. Every time I shave I curse myself for doing it as I am not comfortable shaving as it does not give the smoothness that waxing leaves behind ! So it happens and here are another set of razors again from 'Bic' for the review.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Revlon Plump Sexxxy Lip Color Flirtatious : Review, Swatch, LOTD

There are few brands I blindly trust when it comes to lip colors - be it lipsticks or lip gloss and Revlon is one such brand. I was so desperate to buy a particular lip color [I forgot which one it was] and the SA at Revlon said the color didn't suit me at all ! Then she suggested me to try this plump sexxxy lip color in the shade Flirtatious after mentioning I prefer subtle colors.



Saturday, March 9, 2013

Crazy Clicks - 'Food' this time !

I keep clicking all crazy and random things [sometimes useful stuff too :p] I find around me. I love doing it and I have a separate hard disk full of my clicks ! Can you believe that !! 

Recently I gave a serious thought to my weight gain during my pregnancy and I have started dieting along with work outs at the gym :) Out of the 10 kgs gained I've lost 5 and 5 kgs to go - which seems to be the toughest. In this process I keep clicking everything I eat, especially if it is good ;)



Friday, March 8, 2013

Forest Essentials Luxury Sugar Soap Rose & Cardamom Review

If something that made me buy products from Forest Essentials then it is THIS SOAP I tried initially. Thanks to my dad who got it for me. I am glad the travel pouch I bought came with a soap as well. Though it is a sugar soap it was different from what I had used before - Well, this one has Rose & Cardamom and the one I tried earlier had Aloe Vera and Neem ! Ya, the names are totally tempting.

Review requested by Bhumika :)


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lotus Herbals AloeHydra Aloe Vera Moisturising Gel : Review

I do not try too many products for my face as my facial skin has no major problems other than black heads on my nose tips. If I like a product then I will stick on to it at least for a year and might be later I will go looking out for other options. That is how I came across this Aloe Hydra Gel from Lotus Herbals when I got a bit bored of my Clinique CTM routine.


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yves Saint Laurent Variation Blush Rose Whisper : Review, Swatch

In spite of being a person who doesn't use blush very often I have quite a good amount of them that I had shared previously with all you HERE. Since I have a few I got to try brands like YSL, Benefit and MAC too. I want one from Chanel and Dior soon :p Rads always wanted to see how I liked this blush and here is the review. 

This review goes for Rads :)


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick Rose Delicat : Review, Swatch, LOTD

According to me Bourjois is a brand well know for its packaging, creativity and innovation. I am just wondering how I had just 1 lipstick from this brand that I really adore. Pushing the thoughts aside, next month I am planning to try few Bourjois lipsticks too :D and from next month you can see my month end haul posts as it used to be before ! Yay !


Monday, March 4, 2013

The Body Shop Chocomania Body Lotion : Review

As soon as The Body Shop launched their Chocomania range last year I wanted to try at least one of the products from that range. I didn't want too much of chocolate fragrance and my mind said then it is better to try the body lotion [Don't ask me why] and not the body butter. So I just picked up the body lotion that came with a pump dispenser. I just wish it was available in small sizes too, just to try and test.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick Make Me Blush : Review, Swatch, LOTD

Ever since I saw THIS post I so badly wanted this lipstick from L'Oreal. I was not very comfortable with the price but the shade was too tempting for me to skip. Also I thought whatever that suits 'Rads' would suit me too as our skin tones were almost the same. I got this lipstick long back [before my ban started] and I have been using this quite frequently. Since the shade is totally 'my kind' I do not have problem carrying the color and I don't think any one would have a problem !

This review goes for Pree :)



Saturday, March 2, 2013

Oriflame Very Me Double Trouble Eye Pencils : Review, Swatch, EOTD

Colorful things attract me very quickly. Say, I am walking into a store and they have all different shades lined up neatly - be it an eye pencil or lip color or just anything, all that is important is, it should be colorful and all shades should be available - I'll just buy all of them ! That is how I bought all of these Oriflame Very Me Double Trouble Eye Pencils. There were 5 pencils in 10 different colors ! 


Friday, March 1, 2013

Got a New Cam !!!!

My hubby is a pro when it comes to clicking pics and it is in their genes I guess because my father-in-law was teaching photography in fashion schools. Sadly, I never got a chance to see my father-in-law as he passed away even before I knew my hubby. I like clicking pics too but with simple digital cams and all I knew was higher the megapixel is better the pic would be ! Seeing my enthusiasm hubby gave me a DSLR to learn and only very recently he agreed that my pics are decent. Yay !! Along with this lovely comment now he gifted a DSLR just for my use :D


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