Monday, September 30, 2013

September 2013 Haul !

Sorry for MIA for the past couple of days - the lil one fell sick and I rushed to my mom's place for some help. Mom ended up doing everything and I was just chilling and relaxing for 2 full days after a really really long time. I didn't take my laptop along so couldn't update here !! I can miss doing anything but not my haul posts and so here I am back with this month's haul post. Didn't plan anything big but I picked up some really good stuff this time :)


September 2013 Haul !

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Nail Polish 23 In The Navy : Photos, Review & NOTD

These days I seem to be picking up a lot of clothes and nail polishes than cosmetics !! This is just a phase and soon I guess I will be bored of this if I am hording things in the same pace !! I am not just picking nail enamels but I am trying all new bold and bright colors that I have never picked all this while. My friends say they just can't associate me with the nail colors I have and they see on my nails. Lol ! Today is one such bright blue shade from my favorite Bourjois.


Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Nail Polish - 23 In The Navy

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September Empties !

This is my successful second empties post after THIS one which was posted 3 months back ! I still wish I could include some cosmetics in this post as bath and body products get over easily and finishing up lipsticks or nail colors seem to be a not-so-easy job ! My sister finishes lipsticks so easily that she is on her 8th tube of Estee Lauder Hot Kiss !! What an inspiration :D With this I am sharing a handful of products that I finished using in the past couple of months.


Elle 18 Announces the Stylish New Range of Make Up Products : Press Note

Look your best, at all times with Elle 18!
Elle 18 announces the stylish new range of make-up products


Be dramatic and cool. Stand out and get noticed with Elle 18’s all new make-up range. For the first time ever, this iconic youth brand launches an entire range from glamorous lip balms, eyeliners to face-make up, making it the perfect pick for trend setters around the country.  Elle 18’s new range is sure to be ‘the go to’ beauty mantra for all young fashionistas.

The fashionable new range comprises of a Glow Foundation, Glow Compact, Colour pop liners and a Juicy Lip balm that gives young divas the power to shed their inhibitions and look their gorgeous best.

Now make every day at college memorable by heightening the drama quotient in your beauty regime with juicy lips, flawless glowing face and a pop of color on the eyesonly with Elle 18.




Wednesday, September 25, 2013

L'Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss Peach Pleasure : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

I never tried any lip stains or balms that were launched recently by so many brands out of which Revlon tempted me a lot ! Finally when L'oreal launched them I couldn't resist myself and the name 'balmy gloss' was more tempting as I have really dry lips ! I didn't get time to go out for shopping, so I randomly ordered a shade 'Peach Pleasure' online. I expected it to be a peachy or pinky peach color. Read on to know how the shade turned out to be and if the gloss is good or bad ! 

L'Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss - Peach Pleasure

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blog Sale Part 5 - Nails


Here are the rules for this sale.
  • Sale is open to people residing in India only.
  • Sale is by Vidya and I am just helping her by putting the sale in my blog.
  • 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 after which I’ll connect you with the seller.
  • 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. It won’t be counted, as this would create a lot of confusion. So please cooperate in making this sale an easy and successful one.
  • All products in sale are sanitized.
  • If you purchase for more than Rs.1000, you get free shipping !!!! 



Shipping Charges

Chennai - Rs.25 up to 250 g, Rs.30 up to 500 g, Rs.15 for additional 500 g.
Other Metros - Rs.70 up to 250 g, Rs.85 up to 500 g, Rs.50 for additional 500 g.
Rest of India - Rs.90 up to 250 g, Rs.105 up to 500 g, Rs.65 for additional 500 g.



Blog Sale Part 4 - More Lip Products

Here are the rules for this sale.
  • Sale is open to people residing in India only.
  • Sale is by Vidya and I am just helping her by putting the sale in my blog.
  • 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 after which I’ll connect you with the seller.
  • 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. It won’t be counted, as this would create a lot of confusion. So please cooperate in making this sale an easy and successful one.
  • All products in sale are sanitized.
  • If you purchase for more than Rs.1000, you get free shipping !!!! 



Shipping Charges

Chennai - Rs.25 up to 250 g, Rs.30 up to 500 g, Rs.15 for additional 500 g.
Other Metros - Rs.70 up to 250 g, Rs.85 up to 500 g, Rs.50 for additional 500 g.
Rest of India - Rs.90 up to 250 g, Rs.105 up to 500 g, Rs.65 for additional 500 g.



Blog Sale Part 3 - Lipsticks

Here are the rules for this sale.
  • Sale is open to people residing in India only.
  • Sale is by Vidya and I am just helping her by putting the sale in my blog.
  • 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 after which I’ll connect you with the seller.
  • 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. It won’t be counted, as this would create a lot of confusion. So please cooperate in making this sale an easy and successful one.
  • All products in sale are sanitized.
  • If you purchase for more than Rs.1000, you get free shipping !!!! 



Shipping Charges

Chennai - Rs.25 up to 250 g, Rs.30 up to 500 g, Rs.15 for additional 500 g.
Other Metros - Rs.70 up to 250 g, Rs.85 up to 500 g, Rs.50 for additional 500 g.
Rest of India - Rs.90 up to 250 g, Rs.105 up to 500 g, Rs.65 for additional 500 g.



Blog Sale Part 2 - Body, Eyes

Here are the rules for this sale.
  • Sale is open to people residing in India only.
  • Sale is by Vidya and I am just helping her by putting the sale in my blog.
  • 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 after which I’ll connect you with the seller.
  • 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. It won’t be counted, as this would create a lot of confusion. So please cooperate in making this sale an easy and successful one.
  • All products in sale are sanitized.
  • If you purchase for more than Rs.1000, you get free shipping !!!! 

Shipping Charges

Chennai - Rs.25 up to 250 g, Rs.30 up to 500 g, Rs.15 for additional 500 g.
Other Metros - Rs.70 up to 250 g, Rs.85 up to 500 g, Rs.50 for additional 500 g.
Rest of India - Rs.90 up to 250 g, Rs.105 up to 500 g, Rs.65 for additional 500 g.



Blog Sale Part 1 - Face [Foundation, Blush]

Here are the rules for this sale.
  • Sale is open to people residing in India only.
  • Sale is by Vidya and I am just helping her by putting the sale in my blog.
  • 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 after which I’ll connect you with the seller.
  • 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. It won’t be counted, as this would create a lot of confusion. So please cooperate in making this sale an easy and successful one.
  • All products in sale are sanitized.
  • If you purchase for more than Rs.1000, you get free shipping !!!! 

Shipping Charges

Chennai - Rs.25 up to 250 g, Rs.30 up to 500 g, Rs.15 for additional 500 g.
Other Metros - Rs.70 up to 250 g, Rs.85 up to 500 g, Rs.50 for additional 500 g.
Rest of India - Rs.90 up to 250 g, Rs.105 up to 500 g, Rs.65 for additional 500 g.




Sunday, September 22, 2013

Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick : Swatches

Maybelline Bold Matte Lipsticks are so bright and vibrant ! Maybelline launched them in 5 different shades with simple naming as Mat 1, Mat 2, Mat 3, Mat 4 and Mat 5. Neons are so much in trend now that having bold neon colors on your lips are going to make heads turn for sure. I have already reviewed a shade Mat 2 HERE which I ordered online. When I got a chance to visit the stores I just loved all of them but Mat 2 was my favorite out of all !! Lucky Me - My wild guess just clicked for me. So here are the swatches of all 5 shades.


Maybelline Bold Matte Lipsticks - Swatches

Saturday, September 21, 2013

BVLGARI Omnia Green Jade EDT Vaporisateur Natural Spray : Photos, Review, Notes

One day when I gather all my perfumes together [which will happen pretty soon as I am clearing up all my clothes, shoes, bags] I wouldn't be shocked to see more of Bvlgari and CK perfumes in my collection. This is my third one being reviewed. I loved the second one better than the first one I reviewed and loving this one more than the other two ! The love just keeps growing as the fragrances I try get better. I love the names given to these fragrances - amethyst, green jade and the bottles are colored accordingly.


BVLGARI Omnia Green Jade EDT

Friday, September 20, 2013

Colorful / Color Blocking Trend : Outfit

You would have known by now that I love colorful stuff - be it colors on my nails, clothing, accessories, shoes or just anything. Recently I did some crazy mix and match that I came up with this outfit that looks pretty together. I am so comfortable with these and also these bright neon colors gives so much confidence that I wear it often during dull boring days to perk up my mood. Trust Me, It works so well !!


Colorful / Color Blocking Trend

Thursday, September 19, 2013

MAC Eye Shader Brush 239 : Photos, Review

I just started investing in some good brushes and having tried brushes from TBS and INGLOT, MAC was in the list next. Once I started trying MAC I don't feel like going back to any other brands at all ! I am really satisfied with my MAC brushes. Today I am reviewing an Eye Shader Brush - 239 [MAC has numbered their brushes and that is how we ask for them at the stores] which was raved by all bloggers around me. I have used this brush a couple of times and washed once. So here comes the review for you, straight away !


MAC Eye Shader Brush 239

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Victoria's Secret Shiny Kiss Flavored Gloss Punchy : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

Victoria's Secret products have just entered the Indian market with all their bath and body products being sold online. I am eagerly waiting for their lingerie, sleep wear and cosmetics to launch here ! However I have a super dedicated person to get me stuff that we don't get here, so I am happy that way ;) This time I didn't mention anything in particular but my sis remembered to get me something from Victoria's Secret. Here is a sweet [ya it reads - "flavored gloss"] and yummy gloss for review today.


Victoria's Secret Shiny Kiss Flavored Gloss Punchy


Monday, September 16, 2013

Revlon Nail Art Expressionist Nail Enamel Monet,Monet : Photos, Review, NOTD

After reviewing a couple of Nail Art stuff launched by Revlon recently, here is the third and last one I had bought along with the other two. Out of the three I didn't like one and loved the other, with this review today you will get an idea about the entire collection. This shade 'Monet, Monet' is one among the 'Expressionist' range and I seriously have no idea about the reason behind the naming. I chose the one with 2 bright colors hoping that it would look super glam with the happening neon trend ! Read on to know if I liked this one or not.


Revlon Nail Art Expressionist Nail Enamel - Monet, Monet

Sunday, September 15, 2013

INGLOT Freedom System Eye Shadow Pearl 446 : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

Something that I realized while doing this post is that I have too many purple eye colors and I shouldn't be buying any more !! I am kind of bored using the same colors on my lids every time !! There are 2 more colors waiting to be reviewed and both fall under the color family - Purple. Ya , it really sounds tough for both you and me. You have to bear a little with me until I buy more eye colors from MAC as I have a really big list of colors that I want to buy. Today's purple shade is from my favorite Inglot.


INGLOT Freedom System Eye Shadow Pearl 446

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Crazy Clicks - Beautiful Flowers

After the super lovely Coorg trip we planned another short trip to Munnar which was as amazing as Coorg . Though I didn't have time to post about it here or upload the pics I always had this running in my mind - that I have to show you the 'n' number of flowers which we spotted on the way ! It was a road trip and towards the end none of us had the energy to get down from the car and click pics and we did miss a lot of pretty flowers on our way back. So here is a small collage of the pretty flowers we clicked in Munnar. 


Crazy Clicks - Beautiful Flowers

Friday, September 13, 2013

My Skin Care Routine !

I follow a very simple skin care routine by using minimal products on my facial skin ! Touch wood - My skin has never been very problematic except for the prominent black heads on the tip of my nose. I was about to finish all the products I have been using and then I thought of doing this post. I really love all these products and I am a bit bored of these ;) Also I am planning to visit my dermatologist to get my skin tested and include some more products, if necessary ! 


My Skin Care Routine

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Accessories Love ♥ - Vintage Rose Earring Holder

I am doing a huge cleaning and clearing at my place and mom's place that I am giving away all my old clothes that doesn't fit me any more ! Usually I find a lot of interesting things that I had in my past and today I am sharing one such interesting accessory I found recently. I remember getting this from my aunt during my Uni days back in 2005-07. My aunt was an Avon representative then and I bought this from her. I loved how Vintage y it looks :)


Accessories Love - Vintage Rose Earring Holder

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Scalp Solutions : Read, Love, Share

I read a lot, especially magazines and I get excited about few write ups or articles that I can't sleep until I share it with someone ! Well, I am not talking about gossips here !! A couple of months back I found an article in Vogue India about hair care. It is a simple one page article that explains different kinds of hair with possible problems and solution too. They have even suggested few products at the end and I loved the way they have made all this into a simple flow chart. So today I am sharing this really very 'useful' article that was published in Vogue July Issue. Just in case if you have missed this one.

Read, Love, Share - Vogue India

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Colorbar I Glide Eye Pencil 09 Coal Mine : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

These days I see Colorbar I Glides everywhere around me - my bag, vanity, draws, tables and I even found one in my kitchen ! I was wondering how it went there? Then found out that the little one actually wanted to use it, so she went all the way to the kitchen and hiding herself behind the refrigerator she was rubbing it on her eyes !!! - Thank God with the lid on !! When my hubby saw her doing all this she just dropped the pencil there and walked away ! Sigh ! So this is a little story behind how I am addicted to these eye pencils recently.

Colorbar I Glide Eye Pencil 09 Coal Mine

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm 25 Pink Punch : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

You all would already know about my crazy baby lips shopping ! If you don't then go HERE. Yes, I bought almost all Baby Lips lip balm launched by Maybelline then ! These cute looking ones were launched with a different packaging here in India. My heart was craving for the original ones and thus I ended up buying all of them !! Like the lipsticks I keep changing these lip balm everyday with the one that matches my outfit ! I had no other option to use all the ones I have :) 


Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm - 25 Pink Punch

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick by Colorsensational in MAT2 : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

Maybelline lipsticks have rarely failed me ! Ya the 14 hr long stay ones didn't work on my dry lips. Every time I wore those lipsticks my lips were left super dry and flaky. It just didn't work and my lips started hating them. When these matte shades were launched I was not sure if I should try them. Then came few tempting reviews which said these were actually not matte and I didn't wait any longer. To start with I went for the shade MAT2.


Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick in MAT2

Monday, September 2, 2013

Clean & Clean Limited Edition Pink Grapefruit Oil Control Film : Photos, Review

First of all I would like to tell you that I have never used blotting films at all, however I have purchased like half a dozen of them just to gift my friends. I had always thought that these were meant for girls with oily skin and not me ! Thanks to my bestie who got this for me - the Clean & Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil Control Film and she shouted "This is Limited Edition, so please try it asap" !! I asked why? She was like, we will get more of these and stock it up ;)


Clean & Clear Oil Control Film - Pink Grapefruit

Sunday, September 1, 2013

This Or That Beauty Tag

I like doing tags, especially beauty related - like this one ! I was tagged by Riya of My Makeup and Beauty Vanity. Thank You Riya. I am sure I will enjoy doing this tag :)




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