Saturday, August 31, 2013

August 2013 Haul !

Someone said that this month there would be no haul and she is on a ban ! Well, it is not me ;) Her friends convinced her to go on and shop as it was sale everywhere and it is not wise to go on a ban during the sale season. That someone was glad to shop and took the ban off her mind !! That is why you are seeing this haul post here. This month's haul is quite special and it feels so nice whenever I see the pic below. Read on to know why.

August 2013 Haul

Friday, August 30, 2013

Giveaway Winner :)

I know all of you would be eagerly waiting for the giveaway results ! I did have super fun on the blog's 3rd anniversary and to share the happiness I had a giveaway here. Thank You Everyone for supporting me and encouraging me :D  There were a total of 3300+ entries and it took so much time for me to validate the entries and choose a winner !

There were so many fake entries too !! Many of you just didn't comment below and have skipped doing few little things but have made up to 15 entries !! So it was a really tough job for me this time. Phew !

Thursday, August 29, 2013

What I got in mail today?

I usually do not participate in any Giveaway because I am that lazy. Especially if it is by my good friend I rather tell her I am too lazy to even fill up the form or she will herself know it that I won't participate - because she knows me well ! There are few exceptions though when I have to support someone and when I really like someone's blog I participate and try my best to help them. However I have not won any giveaways till now except one. This is the second one but honestly the best :D The product reached me promptly :)

What I Got in Mail Today?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Makeup Master Class by Lakmé Absolute at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 : Press Note

Makeup Master Class by Lakmé Absolute at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013

Lakmé has been a trendsetter for decades and has created several outstanding looks for Indian fashion weeks. A first edition of an interactive Master Class series was conducted by Lakmé expert Natasha Nischol, who revealed how to achieve the Lakmé Absolute Royal looks that would stun the audience at the Grand Finale of the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013. Purnima Lamba - Head of Innovation, Lakmé India, introduced Natasha Nischol on stage and invited her to demonstrate the season’s beauty statement to the audience.

Chanel Aqua Crayon Lip Color Stick 10 Rosey : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

It has been 5 months already and I just realized that I have not reviewed a product which is my lip's best friend ! No wonder it is Chanel that it makes my lips look so much better. I might have 4-5 lip liners and out of that two are from Chanel. The old one comes with a sharpener so I wanted to try one retractable lip pencil and thus got the Aqua Crayon Lip Color in the shade Rosey. 

When I said my first buy from Chanel was a lip liner, some one told me 'Why would you even buy a lip liner from Chanel?' . Well, you would know for yourself if you have tried them at least once !

Chanel Aqua Crayon Lip Color Stick - 10 Rosey

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Nail Polish 22 Turquoise Block : Photos, Review & NOTD

Bourjois has always been my favorite brand and as I always say they come up with some cute packaging and unique products that I always love. This time it is a nail enamel and honestly the shade attracted me first more than anything. Only after the SA gave the product in my hand I saw that it was Bourjois and it was a unique gel based nail enamel that dries within seconds ! Read on to know how this product fared.

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Nail Polish - 22 Turquoise Block

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lip Scrub for Dry Chapped Lips : DIY

I have really dry and chapped lips all year around and winters makes my lips even worse. Though I kept complaining about this I never took it seriously and never tried any remedy! Once I started using this amazing lip balm from Forest Essentials [Reviewed Here] I could see the texture of my lips improve and from then on I started taking extra care of my lips. In addition to using this lip balm I am using a lip scrub during the weekends and that does wonders. Today I am sharing the simple diy lip scrub that I am loving these days.

Lip Scrub for Dry Chapped Lips

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy Nail Enamel Moon Dust : Photos, Review, NOTD

I am hoarding nail enamels these days !! Can I call it my recent obsession? However I don't like wearing them for more than 3 days continuously. I give at least a 1 week to 10 days break before I try some thing again on my nails. This has a small story behind like how my lengthy, strong and white nails were ruined due to some random nail enamels I used almost all day during my college days. So I am always over cautious with my nails. Today I am reviewing one of my recent purchase from the Revlon Nail Art range.

Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy Nail Enamel - Moon Dust

Friday, August 23, 2013

Accentuate - Crystallize your world using Swarovski Crystals [Picture Heavy Post]

Crystals are my best friends - be it diamonds or the Swarovski crystals I like all things blingy ! I got an opportunity to visit this store at 1st Floor, Ispahani Centre, Nungambakkam called Accentuate where they promise to crystallize anything and everything. I got curious so just walked in to the store and was dumb stuck to see all colorful crystals around me and what all they could make with those crystals !! They had done amazing interiors with the Swarovski stones - curtains, sofas, table runners and this work extends to the Pooja, your hand bag, shoes, door handles and what not ! You must must visit the store to know what I am talking about. Here are few clicks of the store and the products they had on display.

Accentuate - The Store

Thursday, August 22, 2013

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Lady At Play : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

Out of all the MAC lipstick finishes I have tried so far the Mineralize Rich ones are my favorite without any doubt. Be it the rich formula, moisturizing finish and the colors available, I just love everything about it, especially because I have super dry lips and these lipsticks are dry lips best friend. I have never felt so comfortable with any lipstick on my lips ! I have already reviewed a super pretty shade HERE and today I am reviewing a bright color from the same range.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick - Lady At Play

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BVLGARI Omnia Amethyste Eau De Toilette Vaporisateur Natural Spray : Photos, Review, Notes

As promised a couple of months back, here is another fragrance up for review from the brand Bvlgari. I usually don't like using fragrances that I smell on somebody but there were two exceptions so far - one is a Nike perfume reviewed HERE and the other one is this Omnia Amethyste that I will be reviewing today. This fragrance was so good that I tried even the green version of this perfume ! I would always repurchase these two perfumes and thanks to my friends who introduced me to them.

Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste EDT

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dercos Neogenic by Vichy - The First Hair Rebirth Treatment : Press Note

Vichy’s Laboratories introduces Dercos Neogenic

~ The first hair rebirth treatment~

Beautiful hair is the reflection of youth and health. Hair loss is often accompanied by a loss of self-esteem and has a very strong psychological impact. However the search for that one product that works against hair loss ends, as Vichy introduces Dercos Neogenic hair density treatment - a ground-breaking hair-rebirth treatment based on fundamental new scientific discoveries that will mark the beginning of a new era in alopecia studies.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Makeup Organization Part 6 - Extras

I feel so satisfied and happy today while writing this, that you feel like stretching a bit and relaxing yourself ! I took up a task 5 months back which was requested by one of you. I did the task wholeheartedly without compromising any where and that feeling of completeness is so wow ! Especially when you do it for someone else and not for yourself - Bliss :) Not a challenging task but still I feel so happy with my work and yes I am talking about the make up organization series. Today is the last part/post in the series :D

Makeup Organization Part 6 - Extras

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lotus Purestay Nourishing Lip Gloss G10 Nude Love : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

Lotus is quite a new brand in my cosmetics collection and so I couldn't set any expectations in my mind. As soon as the Purestay range was launched I was itching to try their lipsticks just for the fact that they came in a pink satin bag ! I couldn't spot them at the nearby stores and it just stayed that way in my shopping list for a long time. The wait lasted until a couple of months back when Lotus announced their 50% off sale !! I couldn't resist anymore and I ordered this gloss along with a lipstick from the same range :)

Lotus Purestay Lip Gloss - Nude Love

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush 71 Malice : Photos, Review, Swatch

Only recently I started using blushes regularly and not having a Chanel blush would be sin for a true Chanel lover like me ! If the price tag was not so heavy you would have seen loads of Chanel products with me now :p So I went to the stores to try out their powder blushes. I had a couple of shades in my mind and the one I wanted so badly was not in stock ! This blush was my second choice, for the only reason that it looked so natural on me ! Being my first Chanel blush it is always special and I am using it frequently these days.

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush 71 Malice

Friday, August 16, 2013

Crazy Clicks - Coorg Part 2

I already did a post on my short yet interesting trip to Coorg, Karnataka and I posted  few pics then to show you how beautiful the place is. As promised here is another post to show few more pics of the room where we stayed in which was as pretty as the place itself. If you are planning a vacation towards the year end I request you to consider visiting this place as the locals say it is the best time to see their place. You can see the part 1 HERE.

Crazy Clicks - Coorg Part 2

Thursday, August 15, 2013

MAC Eye Shadow Deep Truth : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

It is the 15th of the month and the time for my EOTD here :) You all know that I have a MAC shopping list and as I shop I keep striking the products I bought. For some reason I thought I bought MAC 'Club' instead of 'Deep Truth' !! Can you believe this? I was about to buy 'Deep Truth' again but glad I didn't :p Only when I opened my shopping bag I found 'Deep Truth' instead of 'Club'. I don't regret my purchase but had planned so much for 'Club' this month and was a little disappointed. 

MAC Eye Shadow Deep Truth

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Work - Life Balance : Open Talk

When we are in trouble we blindly go to our friends to find a solution. Most of the time we accept their advice happily or it is just the friends who will convince us to accept it - no one else might be able to do it. There were a zillion times I would have thought about discussing some thing here, especially whenever I am confused, not certain about a decision and about a lot more things we feel like sharing with our friends. Having so many like minded people here, I convinced myself to do this post today. I am bringing up a topic for discussion and I will be super happy to hear your views on the same.   


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion : Photos, Review, Swatch

The much popular Clinique 3 Step Skin Care routine tempted me too and I have been using their products for more than 2 years now ! Having already reviewed the Facial Soap and Clarifying Lotion, today I will be reviewing the Moisturizing Lotion called the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for the Very Dry to Dry Combination Skin. Ya I have combination skin and you must be knowing it by now. As I was pretty happy with the other two products let us see how this turned out to be.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Monday, August 12, 2013

Accessories Love ♥ - Neon Phone Cover !

When my dad gifted an i phone to me as soon as apple launched it in the market, I was not so thrilled and gave it to my sister. It took a while for me to love i phones and being a gadget freak my friends were pretty surprised to know that I was not fascinated about i phone at all ! I never had a phone for more than 6 months but after I got my i phone 4 [second one from hubby] I never felt like going back to any other brand !! Ever since I fell in love with this gadget I have been finding ways to decorate it and make it look more girly. Today you will be seeing one such accessory that transformed my plain black phone into a colorful neon girly pouch.

Accessories Love - Neon Phone Cover

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Colorbar I Glide Eye Pencil 04 Electra : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

As I say all the time, Colorbar I Glides are one of the best creamy eye pencils I have tried so far. If you have been regular here you would have seen that I bought 8 shades from them. Having already reviewed one purple and green shade, today I am reviewing a blue shade from the lot. When it comes to eye pencils I know so many girls who love blue ones and this shade ‘Electra’ is one electrifying blue shade as the name suggests. You can know more about the shade as you go through the review and pictures in this post.

Colorbar I Glide Eye Pencil 04 Electra

Friday, August 9, 2013

Victoria's Secret Berry Escape Foaming Shower Gel : Photos, Review, Swatch

The minute you see any Victoria's Secret product being reviewed here, you can be sure of the fact that it was a gift from my sister. There is just one fragrance I own from Victoria's Secret which was again a gift but this time from my hubby. Rest of the VS products comes to me straight from the US with loads of love from my sister. This time when I sent her my shopping list she was surprised to see that I haven't mentioned anything about VS, so she got this shower gel herself !  Only when I saw this purple pot I remembered that I never added any VS products to the shopping list. Keeping the story aside, let us now see how this product worked for me.

Victoria's Secret Berry Escape Foaming Shower Gel

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Shopaholic Completes 3 Years !

3 years back on 8 August 2010, I wrote my first post here ! I didn't have any big dreams or plans for the future then but I just enjoyed writing here so much. I had never thought this blog would sustain for so long ! It is all because of your constant support and love that I have been writing here regularly. Day by day the love grew so much that I felt soooooo guilty whenever I couldn't write a post. So many of you had told me that the first page you open in the morning would be 'A Shopaholic' !! Thank You Girls, Thank You so so so so so so much for all your love ♥


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Jumpsuits - Do's & Don'ts, The Right One for your Body Type

Of late I have been buying clothes as much as I buy cosmetics, as you girls wanted me to share the teeny weeny knowledge I have about fashion, clothing and styling. It was a random thought (love) that I was looking for some clothes online, then these jumpsuits grabbed all my attention. I never bought anything from that site but my hunt for jumpsuits started there. I have been looking everywhere for them and I so badly want them in plain black and floral prints ! Since I have been thinking a lot about the jumpsuits these days, I thought I would share the knowledge about how to wear them and how not to along with few tips to choose them according to your body type.


Don't like it wet? - Office Hairstyles by TRESemme : Press Note

Don’t like it wet? 

Styling your tresses before work in the monsoon can be quite a tricky deal. You take hours to get the perfect look and step out to see all your efforts wash away. Don’t let the rains ruin your plans for stylish locks each day. As the saying goes “When life throws lemons at you, remember to make lemonade,” our mantra in monsoon should be similar…instead of cursing the rain, head back to the washroom and try these hairstyles for wet hair.

New Vaseline Complete Ten : Press Note

Give your skin a perfect score!
The all new Vaseline Complete 10
With 10 benefits for younger fairer looking skin!

Perfect looking skin is every woman’s desire, but are you ready to face the truth about your skin? Has your skin lost its suppleness and feels dull, dry & dehydrated? Does your skin show fine lines, uneven skin tone and dark spots along with skin darkening? Well, if these problems sound familiar, then you are one amongst many of the Indian women who are looking for a respite. This tale of weakening in the skin’s texture and quality can be reversed, with the new Vaseline Complete 10 body lotion!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion : Photos, Review, Swatch

The Body Shop has some great range of body lotions/ moisturizers/ body butters/ shower gels that comes packed with some amazing fragrance. Though you might not like all the fragrance you will definitely find at least a couple of them that you love. The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion would have never attracted me in the stores but this one came as a part of a kit that had 3 other body lotions from the same brand which have been reviewed HERE, HERE and HERE. Read on to know whether this product made to my 'repurchase' list !

The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion

Monday, August 5, 2013

Revlon Nail Art Neon Nail Enamel Pink Glow : Photos, Review, NOTD

Lately I have been hoarding nail colors and I am little inclining towards trying nail art. I am enjoying trying different colors and designs on my nails. Most of us don't give much preference to our nails but adding some great colors to go with your outfit makes a lot of difference to the entire look. Also I personally felt that even when you don't have much makeup if you have neatly done nails, it gives a neat and stylish look easily. While at home I try to maintain my nails without any color but whenever I go out I make sure I apply some good nail color. Well, this little transformation in me made me buy the nail art nail enamels by Revlon.

Revlon Nail Art Neon Nail Enamel

Sunday, August 4, 2013

What did I buy from Claire's?

I forgot to click something in my July Haul post and I promised to post the pics later. I couldn't wait long, not that the product is something unique or different but I loved how cute and vintage the product looks. I have three ear piercings and Claire's has some amazing set of earrings for me ! I always wanted to go to Claire's and spend good time before I buy something. When I got the opportunity the price tag of the products came as a shock to me ! Ya, those earrings were Rs.1000 min and I couldn't pick them. So I ended up buying this !

What did I buy from Claire's?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

INGLOT Freedom System Lipstick 49 : Photos, Review, Swatch, LOTD

I have already spoken a lot about INGLOT Freedom system lipsticks and thought all I had to do in this review is just to talk about the shade, but no ! The formula was a bit different than the other shades I have tried from this brand. My 5 round palette had 4 shades - nude, pink, coral, red and I had to choose 1 more shade to fill the palette. I am not a great fan of mauves so ended up buying one more pink but this time a more bright and bold shade !

INGLOT Freedom System Lipstick 49

Friday, August 2, 2013

Victoria's Secret Pear Glace Hydrating Body Lotion : Photos, Review, Swatch

My love for the brand Victoria's Secret has never gone down ever since I started trying their Shower Gel and Body Lotion. The amazing fragrance of all Victoria's Secret products makes me go back to the brand again and again. Today it is another body lotion lined up for the review which claims to be a hydrating one. Since I have dry skin I always stock up a couple of body lotions and when it is going to smell really good I wouldn't skip the routine even for a day !

Victoria's Secret Pear Glace Hydrating Body Lotion

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Forest Essentials Sugared Rose Petal Lip Balm : Photos, Review

Forest Essentials have gained all my points when it comes to hair care products and I am tempted to try their skin care too. This cute little tub of lip balm has always been calling me and it was supposed to reach me as a gift. So I don't regret waiting for so long :D The hexagon cardboard box looks cute again that has the tub in it. They even had a small wooden spoon to test the product and I so wanted the spoon :) Read on to know if this product changed my opinion about the brand !

Forest Essentials Sugared Rose Petal Lip Balm

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