Friday, February 28, 2014

Feb 2014 Colorful Haul !

I wouldn't say I didn't plan for any haul this month but I planned for something totally different. No online shopping and I wanted to grab a couple of products from MAC but unfortunately all I wanted were out of stock and I ended up ordering online too ! The only thing I planned was the L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipsticks. I got three of them and out of it I decided to giveaway one :) So talking about the giveaway, have you entered it yet? If not do it right away HERE as the rules are pretty simple and few days left ! Hurry !!

Now coming back to the haul, here is what I picked this month.

February Haul !

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Maybelline Colorama Cremoso Nail Enamel Nude : Photos, Review, NOTD

Having more than half a dozen of Maybelline Colorama Nail enamels already, I have to say Cremoso range has some of the most interesting shades. Today I will be reviewing one of the most popular shades and I can say this particular shade is many girl's favorite. If you haven't seen the title yet then yes, you are absolutely right - I am taking about this gorgeous pinky nude shade rightly named 'Nude'. This is one shade I will be buying again and again :)

Maybelline Colorama Cremoso Nail Enamel Nude

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eye Shadow 41 Amethyst : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

I have been postponing this review for so many months now and finally I got some time to do an EOTD with one of my favorite purple eye shadows :) You must be knowing that I have a handful of purple eye shadows with me and I will be soon doing a collective post here. If you are a purple lover like me then keep watching this space for the post. Though I have many purples with me I had really high expectations with the Chanel one, let's see whether it impressed me or not !

Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eye Shadow 41 Amethyst

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick Giveaway [India Only]

You all know how much I love the L'Oreal Shine Caresse Gloss that I have 4 of them ! I rushed to the stores to buy the lipsticks too and got 3 shades of L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipsticks. I was so excited and later gave a thought  - How about a quick giveaway? I want one of you to win this lipstick that I am loving right now :D So here are the rules for the giveaway.


Monday, February 24, 2014

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector : Photos, Review, Swatch

I got the hemp hand oil from The Body Shop long back when my hands went really dry and the skin around my nails were actually peeling and it was hurting a lot ! It came as a gift and I loved using it. It actually helped me a lot and only today I realized that I never reviewed it here !!! Most of us in the family have dry skin and I saw this hemp hand protector at mom's place. That is how I got a chance to try it. I have to tell you that this entire Hemp range from The Body Shop is totally for super dry skin and a great saviour during winter :)

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

Sunday, February 23, 2014

L'Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipsticks : Swatches

I have never been waiting so badly for any product launch like I have been waiting for the launch of L'Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipsticks. The Shine Caress gloss impressed me so much that I couldn't wait to try these ! Every time I visited the mall I kept asking the SA if the lipsticks were launched and she told me they might reach the stores by this month end or the beginning of March. Once they were in stock the SA gave me a call and I just flew to the mall - wow sounds so rhyming :p So here are all the 8 lipsticks and their swatches !!

L to R - Rose Mademoiselle, Aphrodite Scarlet, Cheeky Magenta, Mauve Cherie, Impulsive Fuchsia, Rock n Mauve, Dating Coral, Irresistible Expresso

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Gifts from Luxurious Ayurveda !

Mom wanted to gift something to Dad and she took me to the mall asking me choose some good products for him. Since clothing, watch, shoes, belt and pens were all given already she wanted to gift something else but at the same time something that feels like a luxury ! Then the tag line 'Luxurious Ayurveda' flashed in my mind and I asked her "How about skin care?". My dad is very self - conscious and he takes care of his skin and hair really well. Though my mom was not excited about the idea initially when we entered the store she was convinced and here is what we picked for him.

Gifts from Luxurious Ayuveda !

Friday, February 21, 2014

DKNY Golden Delicious Eau De Parfum Spray : Photos, Review, Notes

If I have around 5 fragrances from CK, 4 from BVLGARI and 4 from The Body Shop then I would have at least 3 from DKNY ! It is not just the most sought-after brand when it comes to my perfumes but also one of the first few brands I tried when I actually started using them during my early college days. At one point of time I just heard too much of Elizabeth Arden Green Tea like how it is David Off Cool Water now - as if they are the only branded fragrance in the world ! My love for fragrances started really early and I started sharing my little knowledge to my friends around me then, that they actually accepted the fact that EA Green Tea was not the only good perfume available ;) DKNY played a major role in this flash back story.

DKNY Golden Delicious Eau De Parfum Spray

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vivel Cell Renew Pollution Protect Cleansing Cream + Scrub : Photos, Review, Swatch

I am not a huge fan of face washes and I would have told a lot about it here !! Yes, I believe it actually does nothing other than some overall cleansing, but the Clinique and Forest Essentials Face Wash proved me wrong. I finished using both and only when my cousin asked me for a face wash one day I remembered I don't have one. I just use green gram flour other wise, if you were wondering I ever wash my face at all ;) So I was just searching my draw for a face wash and found this sample of Vivel Cream + Scrub that I got with a magazine. 

Vivel Cell Renew Pollution Protect Cleansing Cream + Scrub

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Femina Salon and Spa [January 2014] : Photos, Review

When I wanted to read magazines the first one my mom got for me was Femina ! I was stunned by the variety of topics they covered that answered queries of a girl in her teens, women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and even 50s ! I always found the magazine very interesting and going through the glossy pages gave me the feeling that I was a grown up and I am old enough to read a magazine with my evening cup of milk [then !]. When I got a chance to review the new 'Femina Salon and Spa' magazine, why would I say a 'No'? 

Femina Salon and Spa [Jan 2014]

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Colorbar Definer Lip Liner 002 Rosy Red : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

I do not have many lip pencils and even the few I have really don't get used by me ! Only when I have ample time and if I am going to a place where most people know me as Aarthi of 'A Shopaholic' then I make sure I use almost all products that would enhance my feature and make me look like a Makeup and Beauty blogger :p True, many times I have heard people say "Oh, you don't have any makeup on your face !" So not that I had to get this lip pencil but when the SA tried it on my wrist it looked so gorgeous that I was sold !

Colorbar Definer Lip Liner 002 Rosy Red

Monday, February 17, 2014

Chumbak Goodies for this Valentines Day !

Having told you what hubby gave me for this Valentines Day, I thought I would share what I got for him. I didn't plan much but it was an instant hit when I came across the Chumbak website. The website was so colorful and had some colorful offers too, especially for the Valentines Day. I ordered the Drunken Gift hamper for hubby that had a Tee, Coffee Mug, a tiny note book and bunch of chocolates[not shown here]. I also ordered a key chain [not shown here] for his new sports bike. 

Chumbak Goodies !

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Books Are Back Into My Life :D

I was a book worm ever since I was a kid and I inherited this habit from my parents, who used to spend at least Rs.1000 per month [during my school days] on daily magazines, novels and other books, which was then a huge amount from their salary. Even now my mom and dad have a huge library at home and I have a little one at my Mom's place too :D It was after my daughter's arrival I hardly found time for books. I never thought I will ever get a chance to read all the new books lying around in my library which includes some interesting ones like - The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, The Alchemist and so on !

Books Are Back Into My Life !

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Colorbar I Glide Eye Pencil 007 Flirty Turq : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

Finally, here is the last shade out of the bunch of Colorbar I Glides I bought all at one go ! All shades were pretty however texture wise few disappointed me and few were instant love. Overall, if you are picking anything from this range I advice you to try them first to see if you like the finish. Shades would definitely leave you drooling for them. Today's shade is a pretty turquoise and not so easily found with other brands as well. 

Colorbar I Glide Eye Pencil 007 Flirty Turq

Friday, February 14, 2014

Lakme Absolute Illusion Makeup Range : Press Note

This summer create an interplay of light and colors with Lakmé Absolute Illusion make-up range 

Lakmé unveils the statement for the season which will be showcased by Rajesh Pratap Singh at 
Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort’14 Grand Finale 

Raising the curtain on this season’s style statement, Lakmé along with Rajesh Pratap Singh – grand finale designer for Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2014, today launched Lakmé Absolute Illusion, the latest fashion week collection that will create magic on the runway on 16th March 2014. 

Inspired by illusions, the Grand Finale of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 will be a magnificent interplay of light and color through make-up and outfits that are true to the designer’s signature style.  

Absolute Illusion will comprise of eight metallic shimmer eyeshadow monos and four limited edition nail colors. Lakmé’s trend forecast for the season is dominated by bold lustrous eyes in metallic pearl hues of Pink, Gold, Blue, Black, Starlight and Peach. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

L'Oreal Paris Launches 6 Oil Nourish : Press Note

L'Oréal Paris launches 6 Oil Nourish 

A revolutionary hair care range using a combination of 6 Oils to provide complete nourishment for your hair 

Mumbai, February 2013: Be it in Paris or in India, women crave for ‘perfect’ hair that is strong, shiny, thick, smooth, soft and manageable. All these qualities are achievable only with hair that is deeply nourished from within. L'Oréal Paris, the world’s No.1 beauty brand is now making this possible for Indian women with its new 6 Oil Nourish Range giving your hair the nourishment it deserves. Backed by years of experience in hair care innovation for women around the world, L’Oreal Paris has created 6 Oil Nourish specifically for Indian women and the products are suitable for all hair types. The range has been created using 6 unique micro oils which penetrate deep into the scalp &provide your hair with utmost nourishment and care. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Accessories Love ♥ - Lingerie Storage

Hey lovely ladies, 

If you have been seeing my Accessories Love ♥ post every month you would have seen a wide range of handbags, shoes and wallets but this month I decided to show you something different. I have been using this for the past few months and I can't tell you enough how much I love it. It is a Lingerie Organizer ! Yup, if you are one lady with OCD and one who keeps looking for some cute and useful organizers that serves different purpose then you have to read each and every single line of this post ;)

Accessories Love - Lingerie Storage

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Best of 2013 - Makeup

Having done with Skincare and Hair care I really thought Makeup would be easy too - Err, do I sound blunt.. I am talking about the Best of 2013 posts. It was easy picking up the best of hair care and skin care but makeup wasn't that easy. At least not as easy as I though it would be ! I had too many lipsticks and too many lip gloss in the list then I had to differentiate them based on their quality. So after all the hard work [Phew !] here is the list of cosmetics that really impressed me :)

Best of  2013 - Makeup

Monday, February 10, 2014

Best of 2013 - Skincare & Haircare

I never thought about doing posts like this until Supria tagged me HERE. Her list of products were so drool-worthy like her pictures and I was glad to take up the tag [hoping to make it as interesting as hers !]. I prepared a list of products that really impressed me to be included in the post and forgot about it completely. Only recently I saw the list but I thought it would be too late if I do the post now. So I had almost dropped the idea but Supria urged me to do it and I was all teeth again ;) Though the post comes up really late I hope you enjoy seeing these wonderful products. 

Best of 2013 - Skincare & Haircare

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick in Jewel Pink : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

I love Colorbar for their amazing products that when most other brands fail me Colorbar gives me that helping hand ! The Colorbar BB cream is the best example for it. However for some reason I didn't pick any lipsticks from this brand till now ! I was surprised to see that I do not have a single lipstick from Colorbar when I was taking out all my lipsticks to see how many different brands I have tried so far. So I started 'Googling' a bit to know which range of Colorbar lipsticks I might like and ended up with Creme Touch.

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick In Jewel Pink

Saturday, February 8, 2014

PC Jewellers Launches New Collection for Valentines Day : Press Note

Celebrate True Love with Glitter with PCJ’s Valentine Collection
Launches New Collection illustrating style and luxury for the Season of Love

New Delhi, 7 February, 2014: Valentine’s Day symbolizes the day of love, an occasion to express the true found love in couples. And when romance is in the air, the best way to express it, is with a beautiful piece of diamond, crafted in a most majestic pattern to simply woo your partner away. PC Jeweller (PCJ), as one of the established jewellery brands in the country, has some of the most beautifully crafted jewellery to offer with finest quality diamonds and precious stones.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sleek Makeup Candy Collection Limited Edition Sweet Cheeks Blush : Photos, Review & Swatches

I didn't have any products from the brand Sleek and was never really tempted to try them too. Basically I am too lazy to order products that is not so easy to reach ! Hold On, all these stories were true only until I saw their Limited Edition Candy Collection. After I saw the super cute packaging and colorful products inside I couldn't wait any longer. Thank God, my friend Supria who was in UK then was visiting India and she was really sweet to get this for me along with those pretty Essie Nail enamels !! 

Sleek Makeup Candy Collection Limited Edition Sweet Cheeks Blush

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Parineeti Chopra in Diesel Black Gold Jacket : Press Note

When I first saw this black jacket by Diesel I really loved it but had no idea on how to wear it. You can see how Parineeti Chopra wore it with ease for the promotion of Hasee toh Phasee in Delhi. Isn't the Black Gold Jacket by Diesel stunning !

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

5 Products That I'm Loving Right Now !

This is not a tag or something but I having been using few products regularly ever since I bought them and I thought I should share my love for those products by doing a separate post. I am never regular with my skin care routine/regime but some times few products impress me a lot that I end up using them regularly. Today I have compiled all the products together [both skin care and makeup] and here it is this post - 5 products that I love [and use] currently !

5 Products That I'm Loving Right Now !

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

This Valentines Day Pamper Your Skin with Vichy : Press Note

~Get rid of pigmentation from its roots with Bi-White MED Range and shine bright~

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and all hearts are set on looking lovely and radiant. Why not pamper yourself and also gift your loved one with a healthy skin care hamper from Vichy and capture their heart.  Vichy the dermocosmetic brand offers perfect skincare products from the Bi-White MED range to present your dear one. With an exclusive range, drawn from extensive research and clinical tests, Vichy Bi White Med is a one-stop solution for healthy, ideal skin.

Bi-White Med Lightening Deep Cleansing Foam -100 ml for Rs.1290

Monday, February 3, 2014

L'Oreal Paris Shine Caresse Lip Gloss Romy : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

Out of the three shades of L'Oreal Paris Shine Caresse Gloss I got, this is the last one up for the review. I never expected the shade to turn out so well as it looked more like a milky pink gloss while I swatched it but this turned out to be the shade I have been waiting to get hold of all these days. I am huge fan of Radhika of Weekend Ramblings and she sports this subtle yet stunning lips all the time and I tried all glosses and lipsticks I had, to get that look but nothing helped. Surprisingly this shade 'Romy' did it and I am super happy I got this shade.

L'Oreal Paris Shine Caresse Lip Gloss Romy

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Curel Daily Moisture Original Lotion for Dry Skin : Photos, Review, Swatch

My dry skin just drinks up anything I apply within seconds and so far very few body lotions and body butters have worked for me. My search for a rich moisturizer was always there and one fine day hubby walks in with this moisturizer named Curel. I haven't heard about it before but since I use moisturizers and body lotions on a regular basis I know I would finish using this up too. So I kept it beside my bed once I finished using my Espirit Body Lotion. Read on to see if this body lotion did anything to my dry skin !

Curel Daily Moisture Original Lotion for Dry Skin

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Hand Therapy : Photos, Review, Swatch

If you say hand creams, the first few words that comes to my mind are Crabtree & Evelyn. I have already said a lot about how much I love their hand creams HERE. Though I am a huge fan of their Rose Water range I couldn't just stop myself from trying their other variants. When I visited their store at the Express Avenue Mall they had a wide range of options to choose from and I decided not to confuse myself too much. I just tried [sniffed] two different variants and decided to go with the Tarocco range. Glad they had a travel kit for me to try and this hand therapy is a part of their travel kit shown HERE.

Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Hand Therapy

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