Sunday, June 30, 2013

June 2013 Haul

This month there was a good amount of new product launches starting from Lakme 9 to 5 range, Revlon Nail Art & Nail Colors and Bourjois Gloss, Nail Enamels and Nail Art Tools ! I got really tempted but restricted myself not to just get impulsive and end up buying stuff that I really don't need and I might never use. In spite of my restricted shopping when I gathered all what I got it still did look pretty :) Ya, this month I am totally enjoying my purchase without any guilt.

June 2013 Haul

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Salt Scrub for Feet : DIY

You would have heard a lot about salt scrubs and also that they are really expensive! Can you forget those heavenly smelling ones used in our spa sessions? Well, I have always wondered what goes into that amazing scrub used in our spas that smells so amazing and works well at the same time. During a casual conversation with my aunt she mentioned about the salt scrub she makes at home and asked me to try the same. It worked so well on my feet that my super dry feet now feels so soft like that of a baby's !! Always wanted to share it with you girls here and after a long time I got the time to do it :)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hr Lipsticks 020 Eternal Rose, 510 Non Stop Red : Photos, Review, Swatches, LOTD

When it comes to lip colors my first preference is to those which hydrates my lips and then the ones that covers pigmentation. The mere reason is I have super dry and badly pigmented lips and those lip products that deals with my major concerns are totally my kinds. Thus the long stay claims never attracted me much and I never felt like trying these Maybelline Super Stay Lipsticks. However I liked the packaging that is quite different from the usual lipsticks and also the shades were pretty interesting.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lakme Clear Pores Clean Up Range : Press Note

Flaunt clear matte skin with the new


This monsoon, enjoy a hot cuppa without having to worry about your skin. No matter how much we love the monsoons, the humidity in the air often creates havoc for our skin. The moisture laden air makes our skin prone to breakouts, blemishes, clogged pores and a constant oiliness that refuses to go. Enriched with green tea extracts, the new Lakmé Clear Pores CLEAN UP range is a salon-like cleanup giving you clear, matte skin.

Clogged pores are a major cause for concern among women. Pores can become clogged as a result of the accumulation of oil and dirt. Oily areas, most notably the T-zone, are usually home to the most noticeable pores. Having clear pores is necessary to prevent blackheads and acne, and is the first step to getting beautiful, radiant skin. A rich source of Salicylic acid and anti-oxidant; Green Tea is known to clear and soothe skin.

Created by Lakmé experts, Lakmé Clear Pores CLEAN UP range is enriched with goodness of green tea extracts that soothe and calm your skin and salicylic acid that helps prevent break-outs fight blemishes and reduce irritation.

Lakmé Clear Pores CLEAN UP is an easy-to-use professional clean-up range comes with three unique new formulations:  a face wash to cleanse all visible dirt, a scrub to remove dead cells and a mask to reduce pores and tighten skin.  

Expert’s Speak A three step Clean-up is essential for any skin-care regime. It removes impurities from epidermis to give you clear, matte skin
Daniel Bauer, Lakmé Expert

Avon Nail Wear Pro Nail Enamel Blue Shock : Photos, Review, NOTD

We all know Avon makes some amazing nail colors in affordable rates and whenever they launch a new set of nail enamels they offer them with special discounts. On one such new launch I couldn't resist myself from buying this super pretty shiny blue colored nail enamel that came as a combo with other nail colors. They were so cheap as well so I ordered for these immediately. This particular nail color is a bit different from the other nail colors. Read on to know what makes this shade different from others.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June Empties !

It is almost the end of June and when I am still enjoying my birthday gifts, can't believe it has already been 2 months since I am out of my shopping ban ! As much as I enjoy shopping I enjoy finishing up my products too. I always wanted to do 'empties' post but I kept throwing empty bottles directly in to the bin as soon as I finish them up and never got a chance to click the empty bottles. This month I was very careful not to throw them and that is the little story behind this post.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chanel Skin Care and Makeover : My Experience, Photos, EOTD, NOTD

Chanel has become my favorite brand ever since I tried their range of make up and their coco shine lipsticks made me fall in love with the brand. After my haul at Chanel I had asked the SA to inform me on any new product launch and events and she gave me a call saying they are offering free skin care analysis along with a make over through out this month! I was super enthusiastic and had shared the information to all my followers in my FB page HERE. Do like my page to get instant updates. I booked an appointment the previous day and here is my experience that I wanted to share with you all.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Tresemme Hair Fall Defense Conditioner : Photos, Review

After reviewing the Tresemme Hair Fall Control Shampoo HERE and especially after mentioning that it works well when used with the conditioner from the same range, I though I really can't skip this review. I am almost at the end of this bottle of the conditioner and second bottle of the Hair Fall Control Shampoo. So there can't be a better time to review the hair fall conditioner that comes with a 'terms & condition' tag saying it works on hair fall caused due to breakage and damage prone hair !

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lakme Launches The New 9 to 5 Office Stylist Range : Press Note

Lakme launches the new 9 to 5 Office Stylist range. Read on to see the products included in this range.

Sunsilk Radiant Shine - A New Hair Care Range : Press Note

Let your hair sparkle every day with the new
Sunsilk Radiant Shine!!!
~ A new hair care range that gives your hair a healthy shine~

Mumbai: As per research conducted by an independent research agency, 96% girls desire shiny hair. But their common complaint is that their hair often turns dull with time. Sunsilk realizes that a young Indian girl’s hair needs to keep pace with her exciting and demanding life to enhance her naturally vibrant and attractive persona. It strongly, believes that every girl deserves to have healthy, shiny hair that allows her to go through an eventful, long and demanding day, looking her best. But daily stresses like harsh sunlight and excessive pollution may rob the hair of essential shine and moisture, and leave it dull and limp.  Comprehending this situation, Sunsilk put its expert team on the job and designed a perfect solution in the form of ‘Sunsilk Radiant Shine’, an innovative product, which gives long lasting hair shine.   So get ready to flaunt your shiny tresses and stand out with confidence as the new Sunsilk Radiant Shine adds a radiant shimmer to your hair.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Makeup Organization Part 4 - Face

Make Up Organization is a very important aspect that most of us ignore. Clutter-free organization always helps us to spot the products easily, especially when we are rushing out. Once I started doing this series of posts on Make Up Organization I had no option but to clean my organizer often [at least once a month] and the condition of my organizer is just 'wow'. Having done 3 parts, today I am doing the 4th one that deals with all products goes on my face. Just one more part remaining that will be up next month :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Aigner Too Feminine Eau De Parfum Natural Spray : Photos, Review

Aigner perfumes have never been in my wish list nor I knew about the brand until my colleague gave me few samples to try in return to helping him choose a good gift for his girl friend ;) Lol ! Thank God she liked the gifts and I liked the Aigner samples I got. I first tried the full version of the sample I got, which was Aigner Too Feminine 'Spring' which has already been reviewed HERE.  When I read more about the perfume I came to knew there was a pink version too, do you think I'll miss it ;)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color Yummy Plummy : Review, Swatch, LOTD

Maybelline is a brand well known for their amazing lipsticks that will make you go back to pick up more and more shades. That is how I ended up buying 5 shades from the Maybelline Colorsensational range and my craving is still on ;) After trying so many pinks, nudes and corals this time it is a super yummy shades and so aptly named lipstick 'Yummy Plummy'. The pocket friendly price tag is another driving factor that I have to mention.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Olay Total Effects 7 in One Cream + Serum Duo : Photos, Review

The Olay Total Effects Cream+Serum Duo claims to fight 7 signs of ageing leaving a visibly younger looking skin. It also has SPF 15 that is supposed to work on fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone, age spots, uneven texture, dryness, dullness and pores ! Though I couldn't see if it worked on all the above issues it did help me in few. The pump dispenser is an added advantage that helps in mess free application. This product was sent to me to be reviewed by Blogadda for Olay.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Artistry Light Up Lip Gloss Glamour : Review, Swatch, LOTD

I had no clue about the brand Artistry and that Artistry is the cosmetic line by Amway, until I got a chance to try this light up lip gloss. Even the name didn't help me find out how unique this gloss was, I just thought it meant something like it brightens up your face when you wear it ! There was much more to surprise me and I was really really impressed with this gloss. Read on to know what is so special about it and what impressed me so much !

Monday, June 17, 2013

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Swirl Gel Liner S02 Brown & Gold : Photos, Review, Swatches & EOTD

I was very happy and super comfortable with my eye pencils that I never had the urge to try gel liners. Yes, I am always so lazy to move even a bit from my comfort level ! During my Maybelline purchase few months back I got the gel liner in Brown and Gold as a free gift. I did ask them if they have something else on offer but all they had was this gel liner and in just one shade - brown and gold. So luck added this cute little tin of gel liner to my collection and I had no other option that I had to try it.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

INGLOT 439 & MAC Parfait Amour : Photos, Comparison, Swatches, EOTD

I had done an EOTD with MAC eye shadow Parfait Amour and INGLOT 439 yesterday and both colors looked almost similar on my lids. It was because of the lighting around and I thought I should do this post to show the difference between both colors as each is a unique and pretty shade in its own way ! Obviously Parfait Amour is much lighter than INGLOT 439 and you will know the difference between both shades to every bit by the end of this post. So read further to know which one you would choose out of the two.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

MAC Eye Shadow Parfait Amour : Photos, Review, Swatch, EOTD

After taking a break for a month, here I am with another MAC eye shadow review and EOTD. Yes, my eye brows are back to normal after the drastic mess up by a bad beautician a couple of months back. Forgive my tired eyes in the pics as I am running around for my daughter's school where in she is still not comfortable and everyday a new surprise/shock waits for me ! Coming back to the post, Parfait Amour was never on my shopping list but as you know the MAC here has a pathetic stock and I have to pick from what they have and not what I want actually !!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap : Photos, Review, Swatch

It takes a while for me to try different skin care products as my skin is almost problem free so I am always extra cautious to not ruin it ! When I started my CTM routine I wanted to get a good cleanser as I always thought most of the cleansers do not do what they claim and all they can do is cleanse the skin. The Clinique Liquid Facial Soap completely changed my opinion and I did began to believe in cleansers ! The SAs at Clinique were also very friendly and helped me to choose the right cleanser for my skin type.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

MAC Lustre Lipstick See Sheer : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

I am too fond of MAC lipsticks and the more I have the more proud I am ! I can never have enough of them. After trying a couple of Amplified Creme Finish lipstick I wanted to try other finishes provided by MAC. MAC See Sheer is a Lustre finish lipstick and the color was more attractive than the finish ! Though I love lipsticks that gives a shiny finish on my lips this is just an added advantage with See Sheer. If you have this shade already then you'll know what I am talking about. Now let us go to the review directly.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Accessories Love ♥ - Studs & Stars

These days when I go shopping for my daughter I am finding my long lost love for Accessories ! Ya I started loving all those colorful studs I used to wear during my school days and those fancy little baby clips [of course not for me :p]  Also Claire's have opened up there first shop in Chennai very close to my house where I completely get lost on admiring and filling up my shopping bag with colorful accessories ! Today I am sharing a few of what I picked up for my daughter last month.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

International Giveaway Time ! - Celebrating 3 Years with 3 INGLOT Freedom System Lipsticks / Eye Shadows

I just sent the parcels to the winners of my previous giveaway and here is another one for all you lovely ladies here :) Your amazing support is the reason behind this giveaway ! 'A Shopaholic' is completing 3 years of passionate blogging by this August 8th ! This space was developed with pure passion and love for make up and writing. Thanks for everyone who stood by my side all the time and supported me.

This time I made sure you choose the gift  yourself and thus had a poll in the blog until last night. As per your choice I have concluded on what to be given away ! Yes, my all time favorite INGLOT Freedom System Refills ! Yay !

1 Winner will be chosen

The Winner Gets 3 Lipstick Refills / 3 Eye Shadow Refills / A combination of both of their choice from INGLOT's Freedom System.

The giveaway is open Worldwide !

The Giveaway ends on the 3rd Year Celebration Day - August 8, 2013 at 12 AM. Ya, not 12 PM but 12 AM !

Monday, June 10, 2013

Clinique High Impact Mascara 01 Black : Review, EOTD

Clinique is a very good brand when their skin care range in considered. I haven't tried any products from their cosmetic line yet [except the mascara] but still I have a very good opinion about their brand so far. Recently Clinique announced an offer where in you can exchange your old mascara to a brand new Clinique Mascara ! Wasn't that an amazing offer? I took two of my old mascaras that I was about to throw away to the Clinique store and got two brand new Clinique mascaras in return. Today I am going to review one of them.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Floral Prints Vs Animal Prints

Do you follow trends strictly? Are you a person who prefers to dress according to the season and the related theme? Then this post might not be for you ! Ya, because I don't follow trends and I purely dress according to my own ideas and how comfortable I am with a particular clothing. On a super hot summer day I can't wear a saree even if it is for a wedding. I prefer to go in a nice suit and stay comfortable. Similarly, if I am partying not necessarily you'll spot me in a dress. You might find me with denim and tees !! That doesn't mean you will find me with inappropriate clothes all the time but I have to be comfortable first then go with the theme. Not everyone has to be like me, I adore people who can actually follow trends !


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Crazy Clicks - Decorative Lamp

When ever I see pretty things I just feel like taking pics. Recently I got so addicted to Instagram and you must try it to feel the fun. Last Diwali mom gifted me this pretty multi-purpose lamp that decorated a corner of my house all these days. Now I have kept the lamp in my pooja and it adds so much beauty to the entire room. The golden color goes well with my pooja room's theme as all frames are in gold color and thus the color gets highlighted on a dark brown back ground.

Friday, June 7, 2013

MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush Springsheen : Review, Swatch

MAC Springsheen was always in my best friend's wish list and was never in mine ! I had the dupe of NARS Orgasm [Reviewed HERE] and since people thought Springsheen and Orgasm were similar I thought I'll skip it ! Bad reason I know :p As always the MAC store here had a very bad stock and after trying like 3-4 blushes which was out of stock, the MUA said Springsheen is in stock. I had no intentions of buying it but the MUA asked me to try it once. I tried the blush and it was instant love. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Alia Bhatt - New Face of Garnier : Press Note

Garnier Skin Naturals has signed on the young, bubbly, peppy, stylish and vivacious Alia Bhatt as the brand ambassador for the Garnier Pure Active Range of Products. This range of products focuses mainly as a cleanser brand that dedicates itself to repairing and solving skin problems like acne, pimples dark spots etc. especially for the youth of the country. Alia Bhatt is the perfect brand ambassador as she fits into the Target Audience and is a young style icon amongst many.

Colorbar I Glide Eye Pencil 05 Prunella : Review, Swatch, EOTD

My first step to eye makeup was to try colored eye pencils and once I started loving colors on my eyes I went ahead with many eye make up looks now and then. So all the credit goes to these creamy eye pencils I tried during the initial days. Major credits goes to Oriflame eye pencils and Colorbar eye pencils. I have all colors from the Oriflame range [See HERE] and I wanted all colors from Colorbar too [ See HERE]. Though I didn't get all, I have most of it and today I am reviewing one shade from the lot.

Lakshmi, this review goes for you :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lakme Youth Infinity - 1st Ever Sculpting Regime : Press Note

Lakmé, India’s iconic beauty brand is known to innovate continuously and add new products to its repertoire across cosmetics, salon services and skin care. In its endeavor to address every woman’s intrinsic need for younger looking skin, Lakmé now introduces the revolutionary ‘Sculpting’ skin care range - Lakmé Youth Infinity.  

Women love the radiant and youthful skin of their early 20’s. It is a time when skin is at its supple best, with great collagen support. As skin matures over time, it begins to look dull and loses its elasticity due to aging effects of the sun, environmental pollutants, and stress.  Unveiling the most exciting beauty trends worldwide; the Sculpted Look is essentially the best of your 20’s skin - the firmness, the radiance and the youthfulness. Women have increasingly come to believe that the first step to gorgeous looking skin is that perfect Sculpted look. The sculpted look is what women of today, looking for youthful, tight and bright skin, desire most.

Recommended by Lakmé Experts, Lakmé Youth Infinity range consists of Insta-Collagen Boosters™ and Luminizing Pearls that tightens and brightens your skin.  The range contains Peptides, Retinol & Retinol Boosters that stimulates collagen production, CLA enhances skin cell turnover, AHAs exfoliates dead cells, Glycerine restores & enhances moisture content and Niacinamide enhances visible skin lightening.

The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion : Review, Swatch

The Body Shop has never failed me whenever I get their body butters, lotions, scrubs or just any skin care I have tried so far. During the sale is the best time to pick up all you love from The Body Shop. Usually they put up sale in December for Christmas and around Feb-March and if you are in Chennai you can find me at The Body Shop then ! So today here is one amazing body lotion I wanted to review for all of you, so that if you haven't tried it yet you should go and get yourself one.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

INGLOT Palettes 3 Round, 5 Round, 5 Square : Review, Collection

There are very few brands that I trust a lot for almost all their products and INGLOT is one among them. I confidently walk into their stores and pick stuff I like without anyone's suggestions or reading any reviews. So far all products I bought have turned out to be really good. As much as I love their cosmetics I love their palettes too. Yes, this post is all about my INGLOT palettes and how good and essential they are in your make up storage ! We have just one INGLOT store in Chennai and I wish we get more stores here soon.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour 95 Enjouee : Review, Swatch, LOTD

Having tried the Rouge Coco range of lipsticks by Chanel I wanted to try the Rouge Allure ones not just to feel the difference in finish but the packaging was so unique and chic too. I totally adore the brand Chanel, especially after trying their products and my high expectation on the brand never failed me ! This particular lipstick opens with a click while pressing the base and I love that click. The classic black packaging continues with the Rouge Allure ones as well.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Victoria's Secret Exhilarating Body Wash Amber Romance : Review, Swatch

Shower Gel and Body Wash always finds a place in my bath and very rarely soaps ! I always try different variants and fragrance without any guilt as I enjoy using them totally. During my sister's visit this time she was raving about the Amber Romance body wash from Victoria's Secret. She said this is her favorite out of all  variants available and this was her 5th or 6th bottle ! I was curious to try the tiny travel friendly bottle of the same one I had already and here is the review.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss 110 Mirrored Mauve : Review, Swatch & LOTD

Maybelline is one of my favorite brand especially when it comes to lipsticks and lip gloss. Till now all lip products I tried from Maybelline have never failed me, in fact they all have been instant love. When I heard about the launch of Maybelline High Shine Gloss I couldn't wait any longer as I already read good reviews about the gloss. When I reached the stores almost all shades were super pretty but I decided to go with just one shade for now and buy more based on how much I like them.

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