Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 2014 Haul

I don't remember shopping this little ever and I am still not complaining ! It used to be either no haul or a good amount of products every month but this month becomes an exception. I just got two products one from MAC and one Clean and Clear facial scrub. I still don't miss anything much as I have been buying a lot of clothing which I would use more often and justify the money spent on it ! Now, I shall share the little details about the little haul.

May Haul 

Friday, May 30, 2014

May 2014 Empties

This month's empties post might be as disappointing as it was to me. Yes all I managed to finish is a hair cleanser and a travel size body wash. The conditioner is almost over but I can still use it for a couple of times so I thought I shall include it in next month's empties :p Hoping to have at least half a dozen of products in next month's empties post let us go ahead and see how these products worked for me.

May Empties

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Two Overhyped Lip Products !

When the most influential blogger [you know who] did this post on two overhyped lip products there were more than 2 lip products in my mind that I thought were overhyped ! Sadly, I had either given it to somebody or sold them in a blog sale. Finally, I had just two with me - might be it is destined to be only two and not more than that !! So Sups, here is the post with two lip products which 'I' feel is overhyped. 

The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm and Rimmel Show Off Lipstick in Love Me

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bliss Chocolate Lounge, Bangalore : Experience

As much as I love shopping and make up I love to travel and try different kinds of food too. That is why you see posts related to food and travel here often ! Hubby loves road trips and since Bangalore is just a 6-7 hr drive from Chennai we go there often, not just because we love the climate there but also we have a bunch of good friends whom we visit often. Also, who does not love Bangalore Commercial Street and Brigade Road !

Bliss Chocolate Lounge, Bangalore

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Essie Nail Lacquer in Hip-Anema : Photos, Review, NOTD

Essie Nail Polishes were in my wish list but I never thought I would even try them once ! It all looked so distance and too pretty for me to be holding it. Finally, it did happen one day and I was lucky enough to get not just one but eight nail enamels with me !! Yippe !! I didn't know which one I should review first as each shade I own looked gorgeous in its own way. After a quick look I decided to start with the brightest and boldest of all shades I had - Hip Anema.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Hip-Anema

Monday, May 26, 2014

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm : Photos, Review, Swatch, Pictorial

My MAC wipes and Estee Lauder Makeup Remover got over and though I would be buying it again and again, for a change I wanted to try a different cleanser. I sought the help of other bloggers and they strongly recommended me to try the one by Clinique and Lancome. Lancome was not in stock so I ended up buying the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. I have been using this for more than 6 months now and finally I decided to review it today.

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Sunday, May 25, 2014

3 Oils In My Routine : First Impression

I never thought I would ever use oils on my face until Supria tempted me so much with her reviews ! At the same time my bestie came up with the best gift ever and you would have seen the amazing Sephora Oil set here in the blog. I was too excited and was really confused on what to try first. I started with 1 face oil, 1 hair oil and 1 cleansing oil. I already reviewed the lip plumping oil here and today you will see the three oils I picked up to try and my first impression on them.

3 Oils in My Routine

Saturday, May 24, 2014

An Award and a Tag !

It has been a while, a looooooong while actually ever since I was given an award. I was getting awards from my sweet co-bloggers during the initial few years and then it stopped eventually !! So recently when a sweet co-blogger called 'Maami In Melbourne' told me that she has an award for me along with a sweet tag to take up I was super excited. Yes, I love taking up tags and answering questions, you know you feel like a celebrity being interviewed ;) It is the Leibster Award and she explains leibster means sweet heart in German :) How sweet of you Vaishnavi - Thank you so much.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Sale @ Forever New : Shopping, Experience

There was a 3 days sale at Forever New recently and I got the sms on the first day of the sale. I couldn't stay at home anymore [though I had already made up my mind that I am not shopping any more in the name of my birthday] and I rushed to the stores immediately. Being a fan of their clothes and being a regular shopper did tempt me a lot ! So today's post is all about what I picked up during the sale and if the sale is really worth all the hype !!

Sale At Forever New

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Get That Look Straight From Cannes - Tresemme : Press Note

Get that look straight from Cannes

As much as we adore the stateside red carpet scene, there's just something so undeniably glamorous about the annual Cannes Film Festival. Cannes attracts the who's who of the Hollywood, fashion and entertainment fraternity and witness stars perfectly styled from head to toe.

TRESemmé’s stylist, Marcus Francis has drawn a list of the best red carpet hairstyles spotted at Cannes 2014. From sleek ponytails to elegant updos, he shows you how to achieve the season’s most glamorous looks at home!

Blake Lively’s Messy braid

During the 'Grace of Monaco' premiere Blake teamed her silk-chiffon Gucci gown with a tousled braid. This artfully unkempt ponytail was the perfect match for the geometric neckline of her oxblood gown. Wash and condition your hair with TRESemmé Split Remedy shampoo and conditioner. Side part your wet hair braiding the larger section of hair, framing your face. On the crown of your hair, go for a deep part on the opposite side of the braid. Curl the loose strands on either sides of the part and seal with a hair spray.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Twin Women by Azzaro EDT : Photos, Review, Notes

This is the second fragrance I am trying from Azzaro after Azzaro Now but I bought this first and forgot about it completely ! This happens often especially when you have too many perfumes with you. When I got this fragrance I had more than 25 perfumes with me and talking about the count it reminds me that I should take a count of the fragrances I have right now :p and check out the ones that are being neglected like this Azzaro Twin. Coming back to this fragrance, I got it just for the bottle and read on to know if I liked the fragrance or not.

Azzaro Twin Women EDT

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Highly Influential Blogger : Blog Love

It is going to be an year already but it just feels like it has been hardly 6 months ever since I came across this blog - Sushy Loves Blush. I actually visited the blog to check how old it was, else I would have just mentioned it as 6 months :p So the story begins like this - Supria, the beauty behind the beauty blog introduced me to her blog an year back. Never thought she would be such a skin care junkie and a blush lover then ! Today I am going to talk a little about her, her blog and a lot about how influencial she is ! Beware !!! ;)

My Shopping List !

Monday, May 19, 2014

Writing - My Long Lost Passion : Open Talk

I have always loved reading books and that made me develop a passion for writing as well. That is how I started blogging as early as in 2007 ! Back then there were very few bloggers and all sharing the same passion - writing. I started with casual ramblings - just anything and everything I wanted to write. Later I started separate blogs for my short stories [so-called ;)], cooking and shopping too :) I got stuck with just one and how bad that I totally abandoned the others ! 

Recently, I realized that and whenever I find some time I do go there and write the way I used to do. It feels so nice to be back :)

Cooking / Baking

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bite Beauty Cinnamon Plumping Lip Oil : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

I still cherish the moment I was holding the Sephora Beauty Oil Essentials Set in my hands and especially when it came to me as a gift I was flying in the air. This Bite Beauty Plumping Oil came as a part of the set and one of the first products I wanted to try. Not that I need a plumper lips but I was so sure that I might not need this and I thought I will try it once and pass it on to someone who would actually need this. Let us see if this is going to stay with me or leave me.

Bite Beauty Cinnamon Plumping Lip Oil

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Show Your Skin Some Summer Love With Vaseline Healthy White : Press Note

Show your skin some summer love with Vaseline Healthy White
Three effective variants for nourished, moisturized and lightened skin


Vaseline Healthy White

Friday, May 16, 2014

My Love for Nivea Deos : Collection

As much as I like perfumes/fragrances I like deodorants as well. The reason could be probably because I stay at a very hot and humid place like Chennai and most of the days it is better to go around with a deo or at least an antiperspirant ! Later I read about how antiperspirants are not so good for skin so I just blocked them from my shopping list and bought only deos. It is summer here and I use deos every single day now [even if I stay at home !] Not that I stink so badly ;) but the deo makes me feel fresh when it is all heat and sweat around me !! Today's post is about my recent favorites.

Love for Nivea Deos

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Maybelline 36H New Lasting Drama Gel Liner 01 Black : Photos, Review, Swatch & EOTD

If I am staying away from any particular product then it would be only liquid liners ! I am very bad at lining my own eyes especially with liquid liners, so you would have mostly seen only pencil liners in my collection. Only very recently I started with gel liners and I never thought lining my eyes would be so easy. In fact ever since I tried gel liners, I line my upper lash line more often :) When Maybelline came up with the 36H gel liners, I couldn't stop myself from getting one.

Maybelline 36H New Lasting Drama Gel Liner 01 Black

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What I got in mail today?

There were a couple of brands that I wanted to try but they were all out of my reach ! International shipping by companies never made me feel so comfortable as I was skeptic if that would reach me in good condition. So whenever friends and relatives visit me I ask them to get something for me. This time it worked the same way but my friend didn't get it from the shops but from another friend of mine - Rads of Weekend Ramblings

I am a great fan of her clicks [She is the BEST], NOTDs and FOTDs. She was sweet enough to send it across to my friend's place and the package reached me today. I think I am going to hug these and sleep tonight ;) 

Special Thanks to my friend who got this for me. Thank You Sush for getting this for me. You are such a sweet heart :) Ya, she is one who got this Sephora Oil set too !

What I got in mail today?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Crease-less lip balm is the latest addition to the Lakmé 9 to 5 Collection : Press Note

Lip Balm just got Crease-Less!
Crease-less lip balm is the latest addition to the Lakmé 9to5’ Collection 

Your office stylist Lakmé 9to 5 brings to you yet another reason to smile all day long with its new Crease-LessTM lip balm. This new addition to the Lakmé 9to5 range comes with a creamy texture and a hint of color to protect your lips. A one stroke application of this crease-less lip balm makes your lips luscious and smooth. The lip balm contains Olive oil, Jojoba oil and Vitamin E elements that add to the nourishment of your lips. The lip balm also comes with SPF 15 which adds a finishing touch to a perfectly, beautiful and protective balm. 

Lakme Crease-less Lip Balm

Available in six shades: Peach energy, Coral charm, Rose affair, Caramel review, Pink impression and Ginger suit 

Priced at Rs. 400

So complete your office-styling kit with Lakmé 9 to 5’s new addition!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Accessories Love ♥ - Colorful Gladiator Sandals

I like anything and everything that is colorful - they just perk up my mood instantly when I see many colors together clubbed into one single product. The same happened once again, when I spotted another colorful product, this time it is a pair of gladiator sandals from Metro. This ad was popping in front of my eyes now and then showing pretty footwear collections from Metro and I just casually wanted to check out their online collection. Once I spotted these it went to the shopping cart the next min ! You would know why when you see them ;)

Accessories Love ♥ - Colorful Gladiator Sandals

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Gifts from Australia !

If you all know a little about my college days you would know that I did my PG in Sydney, Australia. Those days were the best days of my life and if I have chance to live in a country other than India then that would only be Australia. Yes, I totally love the place, it is as new as freshly plucked flowers from our own garden. My aunt with whom I stayed then still lives in Australia but they shifted from Sydney to Brisbane. My parents went on a trip to Australia and see what they picked up for me !!

Gifts from Australia !

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm 002 Honey Glaze : Photos, Review, Swatch

Maybelline BB cream worked like a magic on my skin but unfortunately broke me out every time I used it ! Ever since then my hunt for the right bb cream was on. I tried various other brands like Ponds, Garnier and Elle 18 too but nothing impressed me much ! That is when Lakshmi, a regular reader [you would know her if you have been regular here] suggested me to try the one by Colorbar. So, during my next visit to the mall I got one in the shade 002 Honey Glaze for me.

Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Coming Soon : Clothing and Accessory Haul

My month end haul posts are getting smaller day by day and even during my birthday month I do not post really huge haul posts like I used to do ! Not that I have lost interest in makeup or cosmetics but I am very much happy with the cosmetics I have - one day I shall share the list here and who knows you might ask me to stop getting cosmetics totally ;) I buy only if I really get excited about something and these days they are mostly non-make up !!

Clothing and Accessory Haul

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Short Trip To Wayanad, Kerala : Photos, OOTD, Travel

Every time we get a long weekend hubby decides to go on a short trip. We usually prefer to cover Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka as we love road trips and these are the places we could cover easily. 600 kms would be the maximum distance and this time we decided to do Kerala, as last time it was Coorg, Karnataka. We decided to do Wayanad and Ooty together but Ooty was too crowded and we literally came running back. Thankfully we spent 3 days and 2 nights at Wayanad. 

The property where we stayed was amazing that I wanted to skip Ooty and extend our stay at Wayanad but we didnt ! I never thought I would ever do travel related posts here but it just happened :) If you are expecting only make up and shopping here then you can skip this post :P Else, enjoy the pics and read on to know more about our trip.

Hill Tree Inn, Wayanad

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MSP [My Smart Price] Fashion Website : Photos, Review, Shopping Experience

Online shopping has made our lives much more easy and interesting. Variety of products are just a click away and you can shop at your own convenience. You might know all this but I am here to introduce you to something new - MSP Fashion, a one stop shop for all your fashion needs. They have products listed from more than 20+ stores like Jabong, Flipkart, Yebhi, Fabfurnish, Yepme, Myntra, Zovi, Homeshop18 and many more ! Doesn't that sound super interesting. Read on to know more about my experience.

MSP Fashion Website

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Gift your Mom a Da Milano Handbag this Mother’s Day : Press Note

Gift your Mom a Da Milano Handbag this Mother’s Day
Your mother gives you a hand, you give her a handbag.

New Delhi, 6th May, 2014: Mothers day is the best day to show the gratitude towards your mom, for all the affection and love she has showered selflessly.  In a bid to appease the most important woman in your life, Gift your mom,  something that she actually wants and can carry it anywhere and anytime, it could be office, shopping, lunch or any occasion. This mother’s day celebrate the bond with the exclusive range by Da Milano. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

5 Pretty Nude Nail Polish That You Must Try : Collection, NOTD, Brief Review

I have been collecting a lot of nail enamels for quite some time now and my collection reflects the fact that I am a fan of nude nail colors ! I am yet to see what more shades I have been hoarding and might do similar posts if you are interested. I thought I have only 3-4 nude nail colors but I had more than 5 ! I picked my favorite five to do today's post. They are the ones from Revlon, Colorbar, Maybelline, L'Oreal and Avon.

5 Pretty Nude Nail Polish

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Vibrant Colors Meet Chic Glitter in L'Oreal Paris New Vision for Cannes 2014 : Press Note

Vibrant colors meet chic glitter in L'Oréal Paris’ new vision for Cannes 2014 
L’Oreal Paris all set to unveil their latest make-up collection L’Or Lumière at Festival de Cannes

Saturday, May 3, 2014

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Style Surge : Photos, Review, Swatch & LOTD

MAC Mineralize Rich lipsticks are the best in formula especially for people like me who have extremely dry lips ! Though they are more expensive compared to the usual MAC lipsticks, I would say it is totally worth the price ! I have already reviewed a pretty bright red called Everyday Diva and a beautiful coral called Lady At Play. Today I am reviewing another shade that looks very much like Lady At Play in the tube but very different on my lips !

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Style Surge

Friday, May 2, 2014

Forest Essentials Bitter Orange & Cinnamon Hair Conditioner : Photos, Review, Swatch

Followed by the Hair Cleanser, today I shall review the Bitter Orange & Cinnamon Hair Conditioner from Forest Essentials. I didn't have any hight expectations out of the conditioner as the previous variant I tried didn't do much to my hair ! My friend stressed on the fact that it would leave a subtle shine on the hair and she even took a pic of her hair and sent it to me. It did look great but she always had good hair and that is where I went wrong ! My hair was much more dry compared to hers, so lets see if this conditioner helped my hair too.

Forest Essentials Bitter Orange & Cinnamon Hair Conditioner

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Forest Essentials Bitter Orange & Cinnamon Hair Cleanser : Photos, Review, Swatch

I was happy with the way my Forest Essentials Mashobra Honey & Vanilla Cleanser and Conditioner duo worked on my hair but then my friend suggested me to try this Bitter Orange and Cinnamon variant that controlled her frizzy hair and gave a shiny hair too. The word 'shiny' caught my attention and soon I ended up buying the cleanser and conditioner together from Forest Essentials. Today I will be reviewing the cleanser followed by the conditioner tomorrow, so that it will be easy for your reference.

Forest Essentials Bitter Orange & Cinnamon Hair Cleanser
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