Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 2013 Haul - MAC, Crabtree & Evelyn, Colorbar, Nivea, Neutrogena, Lakme

Last month's haul was a very small one and I had decided not to restrict myself this month. It started with a little haul at C&E as my C&E Hand Creams were almost over and at the same time my bestie invited me to avail an offer at C&E as she was a membership card holder. They had a free manicure session with C&E products and my friend was super glad with the effect. I didn't have the time to get mine done, so I had a look into their products and the different variants available. I would definitely go there again to try the products recommended by my friend.

November 2013 Haul

Friday, November 29, 2013

November Empties

As I started doing the 'Empties' post regularly a couple of months back I became more conscious and I make it a point that I use up at least one or two products from the makeup range. I always empty my moisturizers, lotions, shampoo, conditioner and shower gels but the cosmetics never seem to get over. So every month I choose a product and use it regularly, so that I can justify the money spent on that particular product. It is as easy as it sounds, so do try the trick and start using up your cosmetics too !

November Empties

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Some Videos to guide you on Make Up Storage & Organization

When I did a post on my vanity table that is being done [ Posted HERE] I got a couple of requests to share how to build our own vanity table and give a detailed post on how to get an organizer that would fit in all our makeup. Also some make up storage and organization videos ! To be honest I do not have a huge makeup collection and I don't want to stock up more than what I have now. So I thought I will share a few you tube videos which inspired me to get my own vanity table done and from which I picked up few ideas on how to arrange my things on the table.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Vernis 204 Boudoir Rose : Photos, Review, NOTD

When these pretty nail enamels were launched by L'Oreal I rushed to the stores to grab at least half a dozen of them and sadly realized that the price was more expensive than what I had in my mind. So I just walked back home without buying any ! Though I never bought any I always wanted to grab a few of them and it just stayed there in my shopping list. When I saw this shade 'Boudoir Rose' at almost half the price I had to get it and I didn't hesitate even for a minute.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Vernis - 204 Boudoir Rose

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

LCN & StyleSpeak presents NAILATHON : Press Note

LCN & StyleSpeak presents NAILATHON
India’s first professional nail championship on 8th Jan 2014~


Nail technicians from all over India will get a unique opportunity to showcase their talent and skill in LCN StyleSpeak NAILATHON, India’s first professional nail championship. The event will take place at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai on the 8th of January 2014, 9am onwards, and will be organized by C&E Media, a division of Conferences & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.



Monday, November 25, 2013

Crazy Clicks - Essie Nail Polishes

I love clicking a lot and especially when it comes to cosmetics / make up I can click forever and ever. Usually with Crazy Clicks I click something other than make up as you get to see a lot of makeup here anyways but this time it was hard to resist clicking these. Ya, I am talking about the colorful set of Essie Nail Polishes that I got recently. I got 8 of them and only while clicking them all together I realized I got more purples and pinks :P - No wonder !

Crazy Clicks - Essie Nail Polishes

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Trying & Testing !

Since I did a limited shopping last month, I took that as an excuse and set my wings free at the shopping mall this time ! I totally enjoyed all the products I picked up then. Usually I wait for a while before I start using the products. I keep them in the shopping bags and adore them that way - I am a true shopaholic you see :P I am sure a couple of you do that too but this time I just wanted to try a few of them as they were totally irresistible ! I had to share them with you and I can call this a little sneak peak of this month's haul :)

Trying & Testing

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Birthday Cakes - Setting a New Trend !

I am not a baker but a foodie and the credits goes to my friends who has this amazing taste for food. Regarding cakes, it is again my friend Priya who introduced me to these amazing concept of designer birthday cakes. She took the responsibility for helping me out in Neya's first birthday preparations and she played a major role in organizing everything. From then I go with a theme and I get the cake done as per the theme. I shall share the pictures of all my daughter's birthday cakes so far in today's post.

My daughter's 1st Birthday Cake

Friday, November 22, 2013

My New Vanity Table is Getting Done !

I have been dying to get a pretty vanity table for myself and whenever I see these organization post or you tube videos I go searching for similar tables and draws in all shops nearby. I could never spot such pretty tables / draws anywhere. Even if I see something close to them, they were ridiculously expensive. My hubby saw that I get restless at times and thought of helping me - what a wise decision ! Then he called our carpenter and asked him to make one as per my wish.

My Vanity Table

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Flower By Kenzo Eau De Parfum : Photos, Review, Notes

All of us like perfumes that comes in a pretty packaging and so does this one called Flower by Kenzo. The bottle looked cute and girly that whenever I went past the counters I was very tempted to try it. However, the buzzing noise of the SAs who just gather around you in the fragrance section made me hesitate a lot. My cousin had gone to the stores to get a perfume and she got the sample version of Flower by Kenzo. When I told her how excited I was about the fragrance, she passed on the sample to me for me to try it.

Flower By Kenzo Eau De Parfum
  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Balm Frat Boy Shadow/Blush : Photos, Review, Swatch

As much as I wanted to try the Benefit blushers I was really curious about The Balm blushers too ! Since I do not have easy access to these I just added it to my wishlist and almost forgot about it. Then I saw a giveaway at My Vanity Treasures - a sweet blog by this awesome lady called Parita and I saw that the winner would get the amazing Frat Boy blush :D I didn't hesitate even for a minute and I had to participate. In less than a month I got the sweet news that I won the giveaway !  I was jumping with joy ... literally ;)

The Balm Frat Boy Shadow/Blush

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Maybellline Baby Lips Lip Balm 20 Grape Vine : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

The U.S version Baby Lips made me really go crazy and buy all the variants available. Though a couple of them were a disappointment I loved the rest a lot ! Be it the texture, color or even the finish, they scored full points from me. Today I will be reviewing another shade / variant from the same range of lip balms called Baby Lips. The name of this one is as interesting as the other lips balms - 'Grape Vine'. Yes, it does remind me a lot about Grapes !

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm 20 Grape Vine

Monday, November 18, 2013

Elle 18 Juicy Lip Balm Juicy Berry : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

Elle 18 Lip Balms are quite new to me and since I was impressed with their lipsticks I have to agree that my expectation level with these lip balms were really high ! As expected these lip balms serves as a balm and a gloss at the same time. I got the shade Juicy Berry and I am very happy with this shade. Having reviewed almost all the Elle 18 products I got from the newly launched ones, this was the only one that was left out. Read on to know if this product really impressed me or not.

Elle 18 Juicy Lip Balm in Juicy Berry

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lakme presents Drama Stylist ! : Press Note

Add Drama to your eyes this season!
Lakmé launches Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist range of eye make-up


This festive season, accentuate your best features with Lakmé’s new range of dramatic make-up. Be it stylish soirees or a simple occasion to celebrate, the chic collection comprising of the very unique and smoothLakmé Absolute Drama Stylist Shadow Crayon and Lakmé Absolute DramaStylist Shadow Duoswill ensure you have a smooth transistion into the festive mood.

Adding to its list of innovative, world-class make-up, Lakmé launches the very exciting Lakmé Absolute Drama Stylist Shadow Crayon, designed to deliver high colour payoff and professional finish. The cutting edge technology behind the product ensures that it glides smoothly and can be worn both as an eyeshadow or an eyeliner. This unique eyewear is easy to use and comes with a smudgeproof and creaseproof formula for those dramatic eyes.



The product is priced at Rs. 750/- and is available in eight shades including White,Turquoise, Purple, Olive, Pink, Bronze, Grey and Blue

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Say Hello to Winter Hair ! : Press Note

Say hello to winter hair!
Marcus Francis TRESemmé’s Global Hairstylist shares tips, tricks and winter essentials

Have you felt the chill in the air? Yes, right? Winter has arrived, bringing in the most pleasant climate of the year but not so welcoming for your hair. The cool winter breeze often leaves your hair dehydrated and unmanageable leading to problems like dandruff, dry scalp, frizzy hair etc. Therefore, it is important that you take special care of your tresses during this time. TRESemmé’s Global Hairstylist, Marcus Francis shares some tips to keep your mane healthy and lustrous and the scalp squeaky clean this season.

TRESemmé’s Global Hairstylist, Marcus Francis shares some tips to keep your mane healthy and lustrous and the scalp squeaky clean this season.


Real Skin Nourishment this Winter with Dove Body Lotions : Press Note

Cold temperatures, low humidity and harsh winds are an unfriendly environment for the skin. This winter, pamper your skin with Dove’s range of body lotions that delivers skin deep nourishment, leaving it soft, smooth and radiant. Available in three variants that address specific needs of nourishment and deep care, the range provides maximum care to the deepest layers of the skin.



Friday, November 15, 2013

INGLOT Freedom System Eye Shadow Pearl 439 : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

As I dig in to my eye shadow collection all I can see are purples and different shades of purples ! I am sure you will see a post soon on my purple eye shadow collection here :) I thought this is the last one but I have one more from Chanel and you really have to bear with me till I finish reviewing my purples as each one is pretty and different. I thought doing EOTDs with purple all over my lids, I will do different color combinations with purples and to start with I have used a black [L'Oreal Infallible Eternal Black] in today's EOTD. Hope you like it !

INGLOT Freedom System Eye Shadow Pearl 439

Thursday, November 14, 2013

17 Magnetized Nail Polish : Photos, Review, NOTD

I had no clue about this nail polish named 17 Magnetized when I got it as a gift from a friend ! Even before I could try it I read the instructions at the back and googled for some pics. Then I found out that this nail polish comes with a magnet in the lid and that magnet makes some pattern on our nails. I tried it a couple of times on my nails and there was nothing I could see ! I was really disappointed :( Then I had to see the videos for how to apply these nail polishes and that is when I knew how to use it the right way. 

17 Magnetized Nail Polish

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Elle 18 Glow Compact in Marble : Photos, Review

I am reviewing all products I got from Elle 18 one by one and today I will be reviewing the compact called the 'Glow Compact'. I have already reviewed the foundation and the liner HERE and HERE. As I got the foundation in a dark shade called 'Shell' I expected the compact in the same shade too but I got a lighter shade called 'Marble'. It looked too light in the pan and when I swatched it I thought it would never suit me ! Read on the review to know how much it scored from me.

Elle 18 Glow Compact in Marble

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Accessories Love ♥ - Pink Pouch

Every time I write about an accessory I love, it would be the one I am using often so that when I look for an accessory my eyes spot them easily. Similarly in today's accessory love you will be seeing a cute pouch that I have been using almost everyday and I take it everywhere I go. It is something that is so hard to be missed and I am sure it would be every girl's favorite for three reasons - it is cute, it is pink and it is a pouch ! I am sure you would have already guessed what I am talking about !


Accessories Love ♥ - Pink Pouch

Monday, November 11, 2013

Elle 18 Color Pop Liner Green : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

Elle 18 is a well-known brand for the quality they offer at really affordable rates and there is no other brand to beat them in this aspect. Elle 18 lipsticks have always been in my favorites list and they have never failed to impress me ! One of my first liquid liners were from Elle 18 too. Having such a sweet experience with the brand, when I was offered a handful of products I was very glad to review them for all my friends here. Today, I would be reviewing a liquid liner called Pop Liner in the shade Green.  

Elle 18 Color Pop Liner in Green

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Palmolive Absolute Relax Shower Gel : Photos, Review, Swatch

I already mentioned in my last month's haul post, that I bought this shower gel on my friend's recommendation . I did expect a lot from this at the same time I was sure nothing could beat this one ! I just bought this as a back up if I run out of my favorite one and glad I did it ! My first impression was good - seeing the bottle, the purple color and also it was easy to spot this bottle whenever I went shopping. Let us see how this product worked on me. 

Palmolive Absolute Relax Shower Gel

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Get Rid of Winter Skin Woes with Star Products from Vichy : Press Note

With the onset of winter, comes a caisson full of skin catastrophes and time to retain healthy supple skin. Vichy Laboratories brings to you revolutionary products from Purete Thermale range and Bi White range formulated to effectively moisturize the skin and intensely hydrate it.

PURETE THERMALE One Step Cleanser

Friday, November 8, 2013

Colorbar Get the Look Make Up Kit : Press Note

GET THE LOOK MAKE UP KIT


This season does not resist yourself in looking stunning, ravishing and bewitching.  Get ready in the hottest shades of the season with  “Get-The-Look Makeup Kit”. This easy to use and handy kit gives you convenience of creating a range of looks anywhere and anytime. It  comes with 2 high payoff blushers, perfect match pressed powder and 4 baked eye shadows. Highlight, contour and accentuate your eyes and cheeks with these high payoff, multipigmented baked eye shadows and blusher and finish off with a face powder for a flawless finish. To give ease of application on the go, kit also contains high quality sponge and brushes .




Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pond's White Beauty All-In-One BB+ Fairness Cream : Photos, Review, Swatch

This is my 4th BB cream / tinted moisturizer I am trying and though I am already tired testing so many products on my face I had little expectation on this pocket-friendly product. Maybelline broke me out, Garnier was too dry/matte on me, Elle 18 just melts away and I had to wait for a couple of days to see how this fares. The first impression was not so great with this BB Cream but I didn't give up, so I tried a couple of times more to make this work !

Pond's White Beauty All-In-One BB+ Fairness Cream

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Colorbar I Glide Eye Pencil 011 Amethyst Spark : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

Every time I try a new color from Colorbar I glides I get excited as each shade is quite unique and different in its own way ! Today it is a purple shade called 'Amethyst Spark'. I have already reviewed 5 shades and this is the 6th shade I am reviewing today, leaving just a couple of more shades that has to be reviewed in the coming months. Being a purple lover I was sure to fall in love with the color but wait.. what if I didn't? Read on to know my rating for this stunning shade !

Colorbar I Glide Eye Pencil 011 Amethyst Spark

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Elle 18 Glow Foundation : Photos, Review, Swatch

So far almost all BB creams that I tried didn't work for me or rather I would say it didn't work for me the way i had expected. So whenever I see a light coverage foundation, a BB Cream, a CC Cream I can't resist myself. Same with the Elle 18 Glow Foundation but thank God the brand themselves sent the products to me well before I planned to get one for myself. You would have seen all the products along with this glow foundation in a pink pouch which I had posted yesterday.

Elle 18 Glow Foundation

Monday, November 4, 2013

What I got in mail?

I got a really cute gift from Elle 18 and I wanted to show it all to you, before I review all the products one by one. Ya !! I got 4 products packed in a cute pink pouch and I was really excited to try them. Even if I haven't got these products for review I would have bought the foundation and compact for sure ! The products looked so tempting as they were new launches by Elle 18. I was supposed to do this post 'What I got in mail today?' long back and only now I got the time so just removed the 'today' in the title above :P

What I got in mail today?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Creme In Your Coffee : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

If I have been dying to get hold of a lipstick then it would be MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick in Insanely It and MAC Cremesheen in Creme in Your Coffee. I am not a great lipstick fan but in spite of that these lip colors gave me sleepless nights !! One fine day I decided to go ahead and buy Cream In Your Coffee. My happiness knew no bounds when I got it and tried it on me. Since then I have been using it almost everyday and I might finish it pretty soon.

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Creme In Your Coffee

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Diwali 2013 !

Wish you all a very very very Sweet and Happy Diwali :)

It is Diwali today in the place where I stay [Tamil Nadu] and tomorrow in my native [Andhra Pradesh],  so two days of fun !! Yippe :)

Wish you a loads and loads of Happiness and Good Luck this year :) Have a Blast !!!

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♥ Aarthi ♥



Friday, November 1, 2013

Elle 18 - New Stylish Range : Press Note

Care for your Lips – all day

Ever wondered how Anushka Sharma manages to flash that beautiful, captivating smile every time she faces the camera? 

If your eyes are magical, let your lips cast a spell too!Caring for lips is the most important beauty regime that every girl must follow throughout the day. Due to exposure to pollution, dust, stress and drying effects of the sun and other external extremities your lips can become chapped and dry.


Latest Innovation by Tresemme - Tresemme Hair Masques : Press Note

Since its inception, TRESemmé has always been driven by a simple truth; every woman deserves to look fabulous, like she may have just stepped out of a salon. Continuing this passion  TRESemmé introduces its latest innovations this year –TRESemmé Anti Breakage Masque and TRESemmé Smooth and ShineMasque. Specially designed for women seeking healthy looking, manageableand shiny hair; these masques are used by hair stylists all over the world.  The two new variantspromise topamper your hair to give it a beautiful nourished look for a salon looking hair at home! 

TRESemméhair masques are formulated keeping in mind every woman’s intrinsic desire to look and feel gorgeous every day. Smooth and Shine masqueis infused with Vitamin and silk protein  that nourishes and conditions your hair;Anti Breakage masquewithAmino-Vitamin Complex reduceshair breakage resulting in more manageable hair.TRESemmé hair masques’intense conditioning properties make hair softer, smoother andmore manageable, making it a must have this season.





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