Monday, June 30, 2014

June 2014 Haul - Purely Online !

There was sale at Nykaa and I already had few products in my mind that I wanted to buy this month. The sale triggered me and I ended up buying all I wanted. The sale was totally genuine and I felt happy saving a lot this month. All major cosmetics brand had sale like 25% - 30% off and I picked up products from L'Oreal, Lakme and Colorbar. Most of it being lipsticks and glosses I am sure this month is going to be really interesting.

June 2014 Haul

Sunday, June 29, 2014

June 2014 Empties

Rains have started in Chennai and I can't be lazy anymore ! Yes, my dry skin needs extra pampering during this season of the year and I have taken out all those moisturizers sleeping inside ! Hoping to finish all the bottles of the moisturizers I have really soon, so that I can stock up more new ones in the market now. As always this month's empties post is pretty small with all bath and body products. I am waiting for the day I would finish up a lipstick or a blush :p

June 2014 Empties

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Happiness Inside : Coming Soon

Whenever I am excited about something I post it here immediately and share my excitement with all you girls [and guys]. Yes, this time it is for both men and women ! I was supposed to do the post today but I am totally held up with so many things happening around me. Also, I hate to do a post in a hurry so I have scheduled the post for some other day. Meanwhile I couldn't wait so here is a sneak peak in to what is so exciting? Happiness Inside...

Keep Guessing...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Essie Nail Lacquer in Avenue Maintain : Photos, Review, NOTD

After reviewing a stunning red nail enamel from Essie [see HERE], today I chose a parisian blue shade called 'Avenue Maintain'. Both the shades are a part of the Essie Spring 2013 Madison Ave-Hue Collection. Yes, I bought all the 6 shades from the collection and after the bright shades all pretty pastels are lined up for the review. Be prepared to see only Essie NOTDs for the next 6 months here ;) If you don't know which is parisian blue then this shade is exactly the one ! Hats off to Essie for bringing out the shade perfectly.

Essie Nail Lacquer in 'Avenue Maintain'

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gia Bath and Body Works Chocolate Body Polishing Scrub : Photos, Review, Swatch

I always like to spend on good skin care and hair care products because they get used up soon unlike cosmetics and at the same time my skin/hair gets pampered. So, I have never felt guilty while I spend for bath and body products. Almost every other blogger I knew were praising about Gia's bath products and just before I could place my first order I won a giveaway ! I won some amazing bath and body products from Gia Bath and Body Works [Shown HERE] and like all of you even I was too excited to try out the Chocolate Body Polishing scrub. When my expectations were really high... read on to know if it worked that well !

Gia Bath and Body Works Chocolate Body Polishing Scrub

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sale Season Starts : Sale Alert

Being a shopaholic I am always on the look out for some great deals, offers and sale happening around. This morning my inbox was flooded with sale alerts from so many brands and I was really excited ! Though I don't have any intentions of doing anymore shopping - be it cosmetics or clothing, I thought why not share the sweet news with all my readers who have bags full of cash, wallets full of cards and a body full of energy ;) Are you all set for some great shopping this weekend?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Crochet Clothing : Fashion

There is always a fashion trend to follow but I am not in to fashion a lot and I do not follow trends at all ! I have always worn clothes that I love irrespective of whether that particular style is in trend or not. Things become much easier and less complicated when you choose clothing or style of clothing that is 'always' in trend. Today I am going to talk about one such style - the crochet clothing. If you haven't heard about them much then don't worry today's post will help you know more about it.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The next big trend in skincare is Glossy Skin ! : Press Note

Dry skin and a dull complexion can make you feel quite like a scaly dragon during the day. Stressful weather and work conditions make it even more difficult to maintain the luminous, dewy skin that we associate with a healthy lifestyle and the precious years of youth. Gorgeous, fresh-faced, Glossy look is the next big trend being spotted on runways around the world. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

How many Lip Balms do you have? : Collection

I have super dry lips which is pigmented too, so any product that claims to deal with the dryness and promises to reduce the pigmentation goes into my shopping bag immediately. Mostly they would be lip balms and lip butters but I hardly use them ! The only time I use them would be before going to bed or an hour before clicking an LOTD. I still don't know if I love or hate lip balms but I have to show the ones I have !!

Lip Balms : Collection

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Emporio Armani City Glam Eau De Parfum for Her : Photos, Review, Notes

There was a time when me and my sister used to be crazy about the brand Armani and that is all we knew then. No Louis Vuitton or Chanel ! So when I was holding my first Armani perfume I was jumping out of joy. I thought it was a luxury to own an Armani perfume and yes it was a luxury. Though I have almost finished the perfume I always leave a little in the bottle as it would bring back the memories [good and bad] of the time I was using the perfume. Today it helped me to do a little review too.

Emporio Armani City Glam Eau De Parfum for Her

Friday, June 20, 2014

Aura Vedic Face Mask - Change in Formula?

When it comes to face masks I have only very few that work for me. In fact there are just three of them - Lush Crash Course In Skin Care, Aura Vedic Skin Lightening Mask and Forest Essentials Facial Treatment Masque Madhulika are those amazing masks. Lush has shut down in India and I am one of those most disappointed Lush fan ! I have just tried the sample of the Forest Essentials mask and before I could get the full sized version I thought I will finish the Aura Vedic one I got recently. When I opened the tub I never thought there was a surprise/shock waiting for me !!

Aura Vedic Ritual Skin Lightening Mask

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Femina Fast Fiction : Press Note

Femina Magazine, India invites you to be a part of Femina Fast Fiction, the first ever fiction writing contest that lets you write about things you love the most. All you have to do is submit a short story of 500 words or less, penned by you on if we like your fiction piece as much as you, we’ll publish your story on our website and maybe in the magazine too. Also one lucky winner will get a chance to meet Karthika VK, publisher Harper Collins and get one step closer to bagging a book deal. How awesome is that! Kindly submit your stories by 30th June,2014 latest.

♥ Aarthi ♥

Note - Information sent by brand.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream : Photos, Review, Swatch

I have been loving Nivea lip balms for a while now and when they recently launched their lip butters, more than anything the tin packaging left me drooling. I first tried their Raspberry Rose lip butter and never thought I would love it so much for something more than its packaging ! Then the temptation made me buy the other version too. It is the Caramel Cream version and I will be reviewing the same here today.

Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream

Monday, June 16, 2014

My Little Library : Sneak Peek

It just clicked in my mind when Dollie of Indian Shringar posted her collection of books and novels in facebook and asked if we would like to see a post on her collection - genre wise or author wise. The idea excited me and even I wanted to do a similar post here to show all my readers a little of my books I have collected so far. I have another set at my mom's place, however these are my most favorite ones :) Hope you like the little collection.

My Little Library

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lakme Eyeconic Kajal : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

I think I will be one of the last one to review the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal ! I was very comfortable with my Maybelline Colossal Kajal and also wanted to finish up using L'Oreal Kajal Magique so this one was kept untouched for a long while. Since I use the L'Oreal one everyday I wanted something more bright and creamy and then remembered that I had the eyeconic kajal. So now read on to know what I have to say about it.

Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Forest Essentials Intensive Eye Cream with Anise : Photos, Review, Swatch

Gifts are always special and I enjoy giving gifts as much as I enjoy getting them. On Dad's birthday we gifted our Dad some amazing products and you could see the details here. The huge gift box from Forest Essentials had the Intensive Eye Cream with Anise. I had high expectations and so I asked Dad to use is everyday single day. Also, I wanted to give it enough time to see how effective it is and it has been almost 4 months now and here is the review of the same.

Forest Essentials Intensive Eye Cream with Anise

Friday, June 13, 2014

Nivea Whitening Sensitive Deodorant : Photos, Review

I do not usually review deos here but when some of the deos impress me a lot then I make sure all my readers should know about the product. Having said that now you can see a lot of amazing deos being reviewed here. Yes, I randomly got a set of deodorants from Nivea and today I will be reviewing the first one from the lot, which is the whitening sensitive one. This one is a new launch by the brand and read on to know why I liked it so much.

Nivea Whitening Sensitive Deodorant

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Accessories Love ♥ - Forever New Phone Case

I had always wanted a phone case that looked as pretty as this one with the quilted pattern on it and the color exactly the same as this one ! I didn't reveal my purchase till now and had promised [here] to show it later. This month's accessories love section features one of my most favorite phone case from my favourite Forever New. It was not only the way I wanted it to be but was also on flat 50% offer ! Yayyyy !!

Accessories Love - Forever New Phone Case

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Coming Soon : Crabtree & Evelyn Skin Care

I finish my hand creams really fast and often you can see a tube in my empties posts too. Recently my love for Crabtree and Evelyn hand creams have grown enormously and I love to try a new variant once I finish the old tube. The more I explore the brand, the more products you see here being reviewed. Thus the 'Coming Soon' posts are here to give you an idea of what you'll be seeing here soon :) This time it is a hand cream and foot cream.

Crabtree & Evelyn

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash : Photos, Review, Swatch

Dove is one of the very first products that made my skin look and feel better. It was only during my teens I realized that my skin is dry and my soap was drying out my skin even more ! That is when I came across Dove soaps and I fell for them. Later I did shift to many other shower gels and body washes. This Dove body wash is a recent find and let's see if I liked it as much as I liked their soaps.

Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash

Monday, June 9, 2014

Nude Skin Care ProGenius Treatment Oil : Photos, Review, Swatch

I got the Sephora Oil Set as a gift and you all know how excited I was about the gift. It took a while for me to get back to normal and I kept the box opened in front of me for a while to decide what I should try first. To start with, I picked three and I already showed them all here. Today I am reviewing one of them and I decided to go with the facial oil which is the much raved Nude Skincare ProGenius Treatment Oil.

Nude Skincare ProGenius Treatment Oil

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Follow Me UV White O2 Advanced Renewal Gel : Photos, Review, Swatch

There are very few products that I use without any knowledge about the brand or the product itself. One such product is this Follow Me UV Renewal Gel. Dad got it as a gift from Singapore and since I haven't heard about the brand I just neglected it for a while. One day when all my face wash and exfoliators got over I found this tube lying untouched and almost at the same time a co-blogger reviewed this product. That is when I started using this renewal gel for my face. 

Follow Me UV White O2 Advanced Renewal Gel

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Eight Mantras to Control Spending & Start Saving : Read, Love, Share

It was only in the past 'savings' played a major role in monthly financial planning and these days I feel we [compared to our parents] concentrate more on spending and very less on saving. How much ever we earn we still feel we do not have enough savings for the future ! Also, having a safe amount as savings seems to be a distant dream to this generation. I came across this article by Economic Times at the right time and adding on a little bit of my ideas [shopping tips] to the original article here is today's post which I think is very essential for this generation. 

You can read the original article here - Highly recommended !

Eight Mantras To Control Spending and Start Saving by Economic Times

Friday, June 6, 2014

Fun with Nail Colors : NOTD

Not often I get time just for myself ! Even if I do I will be running on a time constraint and when I have some 'fixed' free time I usually rush to finish my work. So however good the end result is I wouldn't be very satisfied thinking that I completed the job in a hurry and hence it would have been better if I gave it a little more time. So on those rare days when I have all the time in my hand this is what I do !

Fun With Nail Colors - Essie

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - The Loot is On : Review

Online shopping is the new trend with shopping that even my mom prefers to shop online as she always does not find time for her to go see a couple of shops herself. She likes the ease of getting access to more than a particular brand at her own comfort and timings. So almost all of us shop online irrespective of how old we are and now comes the question - how smart you are when you shop online? The answer would be to go via a coupons website like

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

5 Amazing Products in my Bath !

I have always been neglecting my skin and hair until I started noticing some obvious changes ! Then people around warned me about how beautiful and problem free my skin was and it is time for me to take proper care. Slowly I started including some products into my skin and hair care routine that would actually work for 'me'. Also I made sure the bath products were chosen with care. Finally, my skin behaves well and all the credits goes to these 5 products in my bath routine.

5 Amazing Bath Products !

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Evangeline : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

There are so many brands that offer great products but are very far away from our reach and one such brand is Stila. This is my first and only product from Stila and it totally impressed me that I am looking forward to try many other products from the brand. I am yet to do my little research before I prepare my Stila shopping list. However, there are a couple of these color balm lipsticks in pretty pinks and corals already.

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Evangeline

Monday, June 2, 2014

Pink Purple Love : Outfit

Whenever I become really comfortable with an outfit you could see me wearing it almost once in 2 weeks ! And whenever I love an outfit so much I make sure I share it here with all you girls :) Today I have picked a bright purple kurti that I pair with a hot pink legging and this duo has been my go-to outfit recently. I even added the blingy footwear that I wear with this outfit. I feel these three make a perfect combination !

Purple Pink Outfit

Sunday, June 1, 2014

What I got in mail?

This month definitely had a great start. 

What else can make you so happy other than gifts? Well, this time it came in the form of a giveaway. I won a giveaway and that is how these amazing products reached me.  Shweta of Glam and Gloss in association with Gia Bath and Body Works announced a giveaway and I was chosen as the second winner ! My happiness knew no bounds as I was planning to order soaps from Gia anyways and this came at the right time.

What I Got In Mail?

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