Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 2014 Haul :)

April being a special month for me [few of you would know why] I always have a huge list to shop by the end of March. This time I was not so excited, in fact I didn't have anything to shop at all !! Everybody around me were shocked that they kept asking me every single day if I was normal and do I have anything in my mind so that we could go shopping ! Might be it is because I am growing old ;) Finally, I decided to go shopping and see if I would pick anything at all. The answer is today's post :)

April 2014 Haul

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April 2014 Empties

Yay ! I am so glad that I gathered good amount of products for this month's empties post, which means I have been using products regularly after more than 2 months of laziness ;) I really wanted to finish all the half empty moisturizers lying around but summers makes it more convenient for me to skip them in my daily routine. I managed to finish two bath products and two fragrances - not the ones that are usually difficult to be used up but something is definitely better than nothing.

April 2014 Empties

Monday, April 28, 2014

Coming Soon : Follow Me Skin Care !

Have you ever heard about the brand Follow Me? 

I have never heard about it until Dad picked up a handful of skin care products from the brand during his trip to Singapore. The packaging being very similar to the brand Seacret, I always thought it is the same and only recently I realized that they were completely two different brands !! 

Follow Me Skin Care : Coming Soon

Sunday, April 27, 2014

10 Maybelline Color Show Nail Enamels : Photos, Brief Review, NOTD

Maybelline Color Show Nail Enamels have always been in my shopping list and how many ever I buy I never get satisfied :p I first got just three from a nearby store as they didn't have all the shades then. Later I got 7 more shades online as they had almost 40 different shades with them ! I wanted to make the count to 10 and since it is not very heavy on pocket I totally enjoyed buying different shades. I have included the already reviewed 3 shades [here] as well and have done a collective post today.

Maybelline Color Show Nail Enamels

Saturday, April 26, 2014

MABH Fast Growth Hair Oil : Photos, Review, Swatch

For causing all the possible damage to my hair in the past I am trying to compensate for them now in all ways possible. I have been very regular with oiling my hair and at the same time I make sure only natural products that do not have any chemicals goes on to my hair. I must say that though my hair doesn't look very stylish, it is a lot more healthy and in the best condition ever. During this recovery time Lancy of MABH offered me to try the MABH Fast Growth Hair Oil.

MABH Fast Growth Hair Oil

Friday, April 25, 2014

6 Purple/Plum Eye Shadows In My Collection : Collection, Swatch

Every time I do an EOTD with a purple or plum eye shadow at least one of you would ask me to do a collective post and show all the purple eye shadows I have. I finally had some time and patience to pick up all the singles [Yes, I skipped the ones that came in palettes !] and do a collective post today. I spotted 2 from MAC, 2 from INGLOT, 1 L'Oreal and 1 Coloressence eye shadow. Hope this helps you to get an idea about the shades you might want to pick for yourself.

Purple /Plum Eye Shadows

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Summer Inclusions In My Wardrobe : Outfit

Summer has started here and Chennai is burning hot !! I do not even feel like stepping outside and I just sit locked up in my room with air conditioner set to 18 C.  The only reason anyone would want to visit Chennai at this point of time would be to get tanned but we don't know you might end up getting a sun stroke ! So please stay away !! I am not scaring you away but the heat is really unbearable and this is the best time of the year to try all cotton clothes and bright colors on you ! So I got a couple of them too and thought I would show them here.

Summer Inclusions In My Wardrobe

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Eucalyptus & Sage Skin Invigorating Bath and Shower Gel : Photos, Review, Swatch

The Crabtree and Evelyn Tarocco range made it to my favorites list almost as soon I got their travel kit from their stores. The fresh citrusy fragrance would definitely make you go crazy and I will soon be buying the full size version of their products, especially the shower gel ! You will know why when you finish reading this review. You can see the other products from the same range being reviewed here and here. With this I have reviewed all that came in the Crabtree and Evelyn travel kit.

Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Eucalyptus & Sage Skin Invigorating Bath and Shower Gel

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Discover the Art of Gloss - Lakme : Press Note

Discover the Art of Gloss

Lakmé Absolute launches Gloss Range with water-based skincare products and high-shine makeup

Redefining the beauty of sultry Indian skin, Lakmé for the first time ever, introduces a rare coming-together of skincare and makeup products with the Lakmé Absolute Gloss range. This exclusive range of skincare and makeup products by Lakmé is set to inspire yet another extravagant beauty trend that brings together the best of both. With Lakmé Skin Gloss Gel Crème, Lakmé Skin Gloss Reflection Serum, Lakmé Skin Gloss Overnight Mask and Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict lipcolor, this range includes everything you need for a glossy hydrated look throughout the day.

Inspired by Gloss trends and adopted by the beauty experts and runways of the world, Lakmé Absolute brings to you the Gloss Look - a look perfected with hydrating care for skin and finished with high shine makeup. 

The Lakmé Absolute Gloss range of products hydrate your skin to give you an overall glossy finish. Its light weight, smooth textures glide effortlessly on your skin accentuating its natural sheen. So, this summer prepare to flaunt your own gloss look with the following products from the Absolute Gloss Range.

Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum: Crafted for a seamlessly hydrated and glossy looking skin, the Lakmé Skin Gloss Reflection Serum provides the goodness of an aqueous veil with mineral laden glacial water that hydrates the skin to give it a natural, lustrous sheen. Priced at Rs.899/- (50ml). 

How to use:
1. Pump 3-4 drops of the serum on to your palm
2. Apply it in dots all over your face
3. Massage in circular movements until it is completely absorbed

Monday, April 21, 2014

Azzaro Now Women Eau De Toilette : Photos, Review, Notes

For me, as much as the notes of a fragrance, even the packaging plays an important role when it comes to choosing perfumes. If I see a really pretty bottle [the first name that comes to my mind - Marc Jacobs - I don't own a single fragrance from this brand - What a shame !] then I can easily get convinced even if the fragrance is only half my kind !! Even after I empty the bottles I do not really throw them away but just keep them as a decorative piece or as a collection ! Another such fragrance, whose bottle was not-so-usual made me pick it up.  

Azzaro Now Women Eau De Toilette

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lakme Lipstick Exchange Offer Is Back : Press Note

Sometimes your lipstick needs a makeover too!
Get attractive discounts on exchange of your old lipsticks in Lakme’s Lipstick Exchange Offer

Lakmé, India’s leading makeup brand is back with its annual Lipstick Exchange Offer. It’s time to do away with all those old lipcolors and give your lips a fresh look with Lakme’s wide and new range of lipsticks.

Get any old lipstick and avail the Lakmé lipstick exchange offer in any of the following two ways-:
-          Get Rs. 50/- off on purchase of any 2 Lakme Enrich Satin lipsticks
-          And if that’s not the pick for you, avail Rs. 100/- off on the purchase of select Lakmé lipsticks worth Rs. 600/. (You can avail this offer on a range of lip colors like Lakmé 9to5 Matte Lipcolors, Absolute Matte Lipstick, Lakmé Absolute Aquashine Lipcolor as well as your favorite glosses like Lakmé  Absolute Plump &Shine Lip Gloss and Lakmé Absolute Gloss Stylist)

You know that a lipstick can reinvent your look instantly! So go ahead and splurge with this fabulous offer!

Please note: This Lakmé offer cannot be clubbed with any other Lakmé offer running at the counter at the same time. The Offer is not valid on exchange of Lip Liners, Lip Balms and Lip Gloss Tubes. Offer valid from 21st April 2014 to 21st May, 2014.

Available across all Lakmé beauty advisor counters across India.

♥ Aarthi ♥

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Colorbar Presents Floral Noir : Press Note

Calling all the femme fatales to spell out their charm

Introducing a more vivid, livelier yet sensual collection by Colorbar Cosmetic “Floral Noir”, an exquisite portrayal of an English garden in summer, bursting with lush green foliage and heady with the innocence of a blossoming flower.

An unexpected blend of precious oranges and Purples, it unveils a new facet of floral erotic decadence. From petal to lily to Orchid, shades to boost and brighten every complexion for a fun, fabulous, fashion-forward look. This collection showcases 3 stunning looks based on flowers- Wild orchid, Pink Lily and orange tulips.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Maybelline Lip Polish Glam 9 : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

I got the Maybelline lip polishes very late, almost only after 3-4 months after they were launched. A couple of co bloggers really tempted me so much that I had a tough time picking just one, so ended up picking 2 shades. I have already reviewed the shade Glam 2 here and today I shall review the shade Glam 9. Both the lip polishes are not just different in terms of shade but in terms of finish as well. Read on to know more about this pretty shade.

Maybelline Lip Polish Glam 9

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Enjoy This Summer Season Without Compromising On Your Hair Lengths - Tresemme : Press Note

Enjoy this summer season without compromising on your hair lengths

Marcus Francis, TRESemmé’s official stylist shares tips to maintain healthy hair

Summer is here and we are sure you are well stocked for this bright season. While your sun-screens, sun-shades and hats are all set to protect your beautiful skin, what are you doing for your hair during summer?
Did I hear you say ‘Nothing’? Well, that is certainly not great news for your crowning glory.

Your hair is exposed to many harsh elements during summers and can have numerous after effects. Needless to say, this will leave you rather unhappy.  Over exposure to sun’s harmful rays, sweat, humidity and of course, spending too much time in a swimming pool all have unpleasant after effects. It often leads to lead to dull, dry and brittle hair causing splitends and damaged hair.  A little pre-emptive care is all your hair needs to stay beautiful throughout this season!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lakmé Absolute Salon presents 3 extravagant days of fashion and beauty ! : Press Note

Lakmé Absolute Salon presents 3 extravagant days of fashion and beauty!
Don’t miss the ‘Style Files’ starting 18th April!

If you haven’t made good on your fashion and style resolutions for 2014, it’s never too late to get started. If you’re wondering what haircut or colour would best suit you or how you should go about creating a dramatic smoky eye for clubbing - Lakmé Absolute Salon introduces the‘Style Files’ – A 3 day extravaganza of fashion, style and beauty!! 
Be part of the biggest beauty festival as stylists’ team up to get you RAMP WORTHY! With 3 full days of exciting beauty masterclasses and unbelievable discounts, this festival is definitely a must visit this season.  That’s not all!

For these 3 days only - Lakmé Absolute Salon offers you a golden opportunity to avail a 15% discount on all its products and services!!!  So plan ahead and book your appointments!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sleek I-Divine Candy Collection Limited Edition Mineral Based Eye Shadow Palette : Photos, Review, Swatches and EOTD

If you are not so new to makeup then I am sure even the Candy Collection by Sleek Makeup wouldn't be new to you ! The limited edition candy collection had a blush palette [already shown here], a lip paint [that I didn't purchase] and the Eye shadow palette that I will be reviewing today. All the products were so colorful and you would totally agree with me when you see the eye shadow palette. It is not so easy to get these in India, so I had asked a friend to get it for me from UK and she was sweet enough to agree :)

Sleek I-Divine Candy Collection LE Mineral Based Eye Shadow Palette

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dove Proves That Beauty Is A State Of Mind : Press Note


New Social Experiment Illustrates the Ongoing Conflict Women Have with Recognizing their Beauty

Inside every woman is the power to feel beautiful, confident and radiant, according to a first-of-its-kind social experiment conducted by Dove. Carried out in response to research revealing that an alarming 80% of women feel anxious about the way they look1, the study highlights how the right state of mind can unlock a powerful feeling of beauty that lives inside all women. The results are documented in the short filmDove: Patches on

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lakme Presents Five DIY Looks with the New Eyeconic Shades : Press Note

Be Eyeconic, everyday!
Lakmé presents five D.I.Y. looks with the new Eyeconic shades

This summer, give your black kajal a break! Let your eyes be the focus as you go Eyeconic in color with five brand new looks from Lakmé. The all new Lakmé Eyeconic in shades of White, Green, Grey, Brown, and Blue let you give a twist to your traditional ‘Black’ eyes, making them look bigger and more dramatic. With the new range by your side, you can go from natural earthy eyes during the day to totally mesmerizing smokey eyes at night.

Each Eyeconic shade by Lakmé is easy to apply and requires zero maintenance, just like your regular black kajal. In merely one stroke the kajal promises a smudge-free professional finish up to 10 hours. It comes with a waterproof formulation that allows one to be carefree while washing face or even travelling. It is dermatologically tested and is safe to apply with its two-way retractable twist-up format.

Created in collaboration with Daniel Bauer, Lakmé Make-up Expert, the five unique looks have been demonstrated through the gorgeous Kareena Kapoor. True to their name, ‘White Intervention’, ‘Divine in Green’, ‘Grey Goddess’, ‘Brown Haze and ‘Bolt of Blue’ will make sure that this summer, all attention stays on your eyes!.  

So get set to reinvent yourself every day!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Accessories Love ♥ - Chumbak Mehendi Iphone Case

Chumbak goodies are my recent addiction. I first got to know about them only when a friend liked their facebook page and the colorful pictures/products easily attracted me to check out their website. I have been waiting for a chance [read excuse] to buy something from them. I didn't have to wait for long as Valentine's Day was approaching and I immediately placed orders for myself and gifts for hubby too. You would have already seen them all here. Today in Accessories Love I will be showing the Iphone case that I got for myself :)

Chumbak Mehendi Iphone Case

Friday, April 11, 2014

The 24 Lip Products That Made It To The Stands !!

You all know I started my makeup collection as a lip gloss person and still I am a sincere lip gloss girl only ! Having become a little bold with pigmented lip colors I started collecting lipsticks over the past few years. If you ask me what do I prefer I would still say I would wear a lip gloss on a daily basis and might be nude lipsticks too. The other lipsticks would definitely go on my lips during parties and other special occasions in the family. 

I recently got the 24 acrylic lipstick holder [You would have already seen it here] and I had to split the space equally for 12 lipsticks and 12 lip gloss. I can't be partial you see ;) So now I'll show you those 24 lip products that made it to the stands !

The 24 Lip Products

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Faces Metaliglow Shade 4 - Multipurpose Potion? : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

When I was hunting for a good eye shadow base my bestie suggested me to try a product from Faces. It is called the Faces Metaliglow. Though I couldn't find it easily online, when I visited my bestie in Bangalore she took me to the mall which had a Faces counter. Remember, only recently we got Faces stores in Chennai. Back then I was really excited and she strongly suggested me to try this tiny bottle which claims to act as a good highlighter too ! Read on to know if it is a good dupe of MAC Hush.

Faces Metaliglow

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

You want to see the crazy me?

When I have too much time that I can actually do eye make up at my own pace [especially when the little one is not around] at the same time, it clicks me why can't I do two and surprise my readers ! So I assumed I have more than an hour and I start with one eye. When I am about to do the second I get a call that the little one is on the way home !! I am startled :( I have to finish the eye make up and wind up everything before she arrives, else I'll have to sacrifice my palette to her forever !! Then this weird thought struck my brain :P

Yes, I ended up doing two different eye makeup.. two different colors on each eye !!!

You want to see the crazy me?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Japanese Cherry & Purple Orchids in your Skincare - Kaya : Press Note

Exotic Japanese Cherry & Purple Orchids, now in your Skincare Ritual

Kaya presents White Resilience Range with youth renewing extracts

While Cherry Blossom, Japan’s National flowersymbolizes life, bloom of youth, purity & serenity; Purple Orchids, highly coveted ornamental plants, represent rarity, luxury & absolute beauty. So, what do you get when you marry these two majestic flowers – a beauty solution that helps you get a radiant and younger looking skin!

This summer, Kaya brings to you White Resilience– a range of products that combines the goodness of Purple Orchid and Japanese Cherry. Each product in this range is packed with potent youth renewing extracts to give a soothing and relaxing effect and provide the much needed moisturizing layer the skin requires during summers. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Eucalyptus & Sage Skin Refreshing Body Lotion : Photos, Review, Swatch

My skin does demand moisturizers even during summers as I feel it makes my skin much more shiny and smooth after using a moisturizer. So all I would need is a light body lotion when compared to those heavy body butters that I use during winters ! So I had to stock up one such body lotion and I remembered I had the Crabtree and Evelyn Tarocco Orange Eucalyptus & Sage Skin Refreshing Body Lotion. Just started using it and I thought I would review it today.

Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Eucalyptus & Sage Skin Refreshing Body Lotion

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Max Store, OMR : An Overview

I never ever thought about reviewing a store/shop until last month, [unless I am invited to do so] but I couldn't stop myself from writing about this one. Yes I am talking about a store in Chennai. This is an informative [I hope to make it one] post for Chennaites but sorry for disappointing others ! I am talking about the Max Store that was recently opened in OMR [Old Mahabalipuram Road], Chennai. Why did I even want to do this post? I'll break the news right away - I just loved shopping there :D So read on to know what was so special..

Max Store, OMR

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunsilk announces association with 2 STATES : Press Note

SUNSILK announces association with 2 STATES 
launching exclusive movie merchandize packs

The occasion was hosted to announce Sunsilk as the official hair expert partner of the movie ‘2 States’ with the launch of #Sunsilkdreamjob campaign & introduction of exclusive movie merchandize packs.

Sunsilk, India’s premium hair care brand announced a one-of-its kind collaboration as the partner of Nadiadwala & Dharma Production’s produced upcoming Bollywood movie2 States’, an Indian Romantic Drama film based on the 2009 novel of the same name written by Chetan Bhagat. 

The film is a story about a journey of one young couple from their college love phase to marriage, starring Arjun Kapoor as ‘Krish Malhotra’, a typical fun loving Punjabi boy and Alia Bhatt as ‘Ananya Subramaniam’, a stunningly smart yet a cultured girl from a Tamil- Brahmin family. It is a humorous take on inter community marriages in India.

Lakme Absolute Salon Presents 'The Style Cracker Borough' : Press Note

Lakmé Absolute Salon along with Style Cracker presents the much awaited exclusive pop-up ‘The Style Cracker Borough’ – 14 hours of shopping, styling and makeover, live music and much more. With over 60 designers showcasing their latest collections, a complimentary makeover by Lakmé Absolute Salon and advice from styling experts; this borough is definitely a must visit this summer!

Stand a chance to meet the popular designers: Arpita Mehta, Harshita Deshpande Chatterjee, Nishika Lulla and many more to try out their unique creations.

That’s not all, Visit the Lakme Absolute Salon at the ‘The Style Cracker Borough’ and avail exciting offers for that day!!

  • Take an Organic Facial, Summer Special Pedicure and get a Hair Cut Complimentary.
  • Take a Moroccan Hair Spa, Acrylic Nails and Get a Glow Mask Complimentary.

Shop, get styled, groove to the dance tunes and binge into some mouth-watering treats
@ The Style Cracker Borough by Lakmé Absolute Salon!

Details below:
What: Lakmé Absolute Salon along with Style cracker presents ‘The Style Cracker Borough’
When: Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Time: 10 am- 12 am
Where: Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel
Makeover Cost: Free


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

L'Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick 04 Rose Mademoiselle : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

As I was too excited to try the L'Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse lipstick, I got three of them. One was kept aside for the giveaway and after reviewing the shade Dating Coral here, I will be reviewing the second shade and my second most favorite shade out of all the shades launched. The reason that it made to my favourite's list is because it is a baby pink lip color and I always thought I can never make such a shade show on my lips. So, this shade came to me as a sweet surprise as it is pink.. baby pink and still it suits me and shows well on my pigmented lips too !

L'Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick - 04 Rose Mademoiselle

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lakme Perfect Radiance Polishing Serum and Intense Whitening Light Creme : Press Note

Get ramp ready with the new Lakmé Perfect Radiance Polishing Serum and Intense Whitening Light Crème

Lakmé, India’s iconic beauty brand is known to innovate continuously and add new products to its repertoire across cosmetics, salon services and skin care. To give your skin its perfect radiance in the comfort of your home and turn the entire world into a ramp, Lakmé introduces the Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening™ Serum and Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening™ Light Crème. 

Lakme Perfect Radiance Polishing Serum

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Forest Essentials Eternal Youth Formula Date & Litchi : Photos, Review, Swatch

Remember, a couple of months back I showed you the gift box we got for my dad on his birthday? If you haven't, then see here. Dad has always been very regular with his skin and hair care routine and the more we encourage him by gifting him such products, the more interested he would be in taking care of himself ! I mentioned that he has to be really regular while using the Forest Essentials products as it is completely natural [without any chemicals] it will take time to show visible results on his skin. So he has been using this regularly for almost 4 months and thus here is the review of one of the product he has been using - Eternal Youth Formula with Date & Litchi.

Forest Essentials Eternal Youth Formula Date & Litchi

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