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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 everyone!!!!! :)

May this new year bring happiness, prosperity with lots and lots of good in this world! :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Outfit Inspiration- Easy Layering for Winter!!

Hey guys!
How's everything going? I am back to my daily routine since my college started from 19th this week. Back to being busy again!
And to add to it the winter is making is difficult to get up from a nice sleep every freaking morning! Although the last 2 days were not that cold, Monday and Tuesday were cold in the morning time!

So I am back with my Outfit Inspiration post and this time it's obviously about winter clothes! Now, since it doesn't get that freezing here in Mumbai we rarely see anyone in trench coats or boots, we can atleast have some fun with cardigans, scarves, jackets and all that!
p.s.- I still haven't figured out where will I get some nice cardigans or jackets in Mumbai without spending a bomb! If you know, PLEASE PLEASE let me know! ;)

I like the Cardigan and scarf paring, looks so cute and cosy! 

I love Burgundy, Oxblood, Maroon for fall! And I love her blog!!
Source- What I Wore

Leather jacket (even pants!) is so IN this fall!!! 

A pretty and cute scarf will add the fun element to any outfit!
Source- Wendy's Lookbook

I just loved that white sweater type cardigan she's wearing! Black,white and grey has never looked so better! PERFECT for college! 

This one is more for the working girls out there..that blue blazer is enough to give you the warmth and chic look for office! Plus..I LOVED those booties here! :D 

(P.s.- I have given the sources/links to some of the photos, I'd like you to check out these blogs! You'll be hooked!)
And more of fashion/outfit inspiration posts coming soon! 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Dhanteras Everyone!!!

I want to wish you all a Very Happy Dhanteras!!

Diwali is finally here, and I am so excited..I am going to go all crazy this time..clicking lots of photos with family, cousins, friends and obviously of the lights and decorations! After all that's what Diwali is all about right?!! :D 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November Beauty Haul!!

Hey guys!!

I have a beauty haul to share with you today, I don't go buying things every month but I just couldn't come up with a better name for this post! Haha! :P

So here are the products I got:
1. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock, SPF 40 - Rs.225/-
2. Sunsilk Black Shampoo -Rs. 55/-
3. Secret Temptation Deodorant in Play (I got the same one for the second time, <3 this!!) - Rs.150/-
4. Garnier Body Cocoon Body Lotion (this too for the second time) -Rs. 170/-
5. Clear n Clear Morning Energy Face Wash in Brightening Berry (have used the green one earlier) -Rs.50/-
6, Nivea Soft Face Cream - Rs.79/-
7. Sure Body Shield anti-perspirant - Rs. 70/-

I hope you liked my haul! :) What products are you guys stocking for winter this time?? 

Lets get Organized- cute DIY box for rings!!

Hey guys, like I have said in my Jewelry Organization Ideas post that I had done a small DIY too and I am going to share it with you guys today!

I realized that although I had some cute rings and bracelets I rarely used to wear them to college and the reason was they were not kept in the most organized way and I just wore whatever I could get my hands on..that means literally the same earrings 3 times a week..and no ring and bracelet at all! (I wear my Fastrack watch everyday!)
So I decided to make it work for me..and first thought of making a cute box to keep my rings in..

I have used the packaging of one of the Garnier products..I had 2-3 Garnier empty boxes lying around and thought of utilizing those to make something in which I can keep my rings in.. I don't have a huge ring collection so I used a small box..

I just looked around the house if I can get some things which can be used in a better way rather than to keep some random junk. For today's DIY I have used the smallest Garnier box to the left. I also found that Hexagonal acrylic box and a metal mickey box (both chocolate boxes) when I cleaned my stationary and painting stuff..hence that hexagonal box is so dirty! I have used them too, that post will be coming soon.. :)

 First I cut the top off and gave it a little shape, which I agree came out a little weird.. :X
Then I taped all the sides from outside for extra strength and used tinted paper I stuck pink paper inside and blue on the outside of it. I have used Fevibond which comes in a yellow tube and is clear with yellow tint, you can also use Decoration Glue which is clear glue.

Then since the edges were not looking that great, I highlighted them with black marker..and the fun part..added glitter polka dots on the blue surface!! :D 
I LOVE how cute it looks after that! ;)

 The Blue, Gold and Silver glittery polka dots!! <3 :D  And we are done!! I tossed in my rings, I still have enough space in there..I can add more rings to it! ;)

The final result-
I got the cute white flower ring from Bandra recently, I LOVE it!! :)

How do you keep your jewelry? I would love to know more from you guys! :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Garnier Light 3-in-1 Fairness Facial Review!!

Hey guys!! Hope you all are having a nice sunday!

Today I am going to review the Garnier Light 3-in-1 Fairness Facial. We all know Priyanka Chopra'a advertisement of this..and yeah I was eager to try this the first time I saw the commercial! ;)
Isn't it cool to be able to use one product as a face wash, face scrub and also a mask??!!

Price: Rs.99/- for 50gm

Packaging: It comes in a white squeez-tube packaging which I'd say is pretty good and not that boring..

What I think about it:
I am quite happy about it. I don't use it as a daily face wash because I don't think I want the product to get over (lol..) but I have used it as a face wash when I am having one of those busy and tiring days and need some fresh glow on my face but I am in no mood for a face mask! It does brings out a glow on my face, it's good as a scrub too. It has light blue particles which might seem a little plastic-y.. One doesn't need to apply too much force while scrubbing.
And now what I use it for- as a face mask (most of the time!). I LOVE it as a face mask!! I just do...

1. quite true to its claims
2. freshens up and gives a nice glow to your face
3. good facial scrub to use once a week
4. Even better as a face mask! <3
5. Inexpensive
6. Pretty good packaging
7. Has a nice minty fresh fragrance

1. the particles may seem a little rough to some people, need to be careful about not over-scrubbing

I don't find any other con with it! <3

Here's the swatch: 

Will I repurchase it?: YES!! I will definitely get this again! If you haven't tried this yet, I highly recommend this! :D

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Elle 18 Color Burst Lipsticks- Strawberry Falls and Berry Ice Review and Swatches!

Hey guys!

Today I am going to review two lipsticks from Elle 18 Color Burst range. I had got them last year from I am not a lipstick person at all..but still wanted atleast two for special occasions.

Price:-  Rs. 100/-

Packaging:- The lipstick comes in a very cute black plastic packaging. It's not much sturdy but what that's okay for the price.
p.s.-You can see the packaging of Strawberry Falls looks dull whereas the other one looks new and shiny. You'll know the reason below.

What I think about them?- 
I don't really like them that much. Although the Strawberry Falls one is good and better than Berry Ice.
The Berry Ice one is frosty finish with glitter! And let me tell you the glitter sticks on to your lips and I hate that! The other one is used up because my mom uses it sometimes. So I gave it to her and hence the Berry Ice looks so new.. :P

1. Inexpensive
2. Some colors are good
3. Doesn't dry your lips

1. Less pigmented
2. The glitter particles stick to your lips
3. Some might feel a little drying (this for you Berry Ice!)
4. Not long-lasting

Here are the Swatches of both:-

Will I re-purchase these?- NO!! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Black-Grey Smokey Eye Look Tutorial!

Hey guys!
So here is the tutorial of the Black-Grey Smokey Eye Look I did in the previous post. I haven't used any eyeshadow here. So what have I used?

Products used:-
1. Garnier tinted eye roll-on (as concealer and primer)
2. Lakme Rose powder  (to smudge the harsh edges of eyeshadow)
3. Colorbar Indian Eye Kohl (as a black base)
4. Miss Claire Cake eyeliner in Black (it's a powder eyeliner which I used as a shadow)
5. Miss Claire Eyeliner Pencil in Graphite (to add little shimmer and grey color)
6. Maybelline Colossal Kajal (to tightline and on waterline)
7. Just Candy Black Liquid Liner
8. Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum Express Mascara

1. First I started with a clean moisturized face. Then used my eye-roll on as a concealer and primer.

2. Then used Lakme Rose Powder on it.

3. Here, I applied the Colorbar Eye Kohl on my lid so that whatever we apply next will have a good base.

4. Using an eyeshadow brush smudged the eye kohl.

5. Now applied the Miss Claire Cake eyeliner over the kohl.
Then taking the Miss Claire Eyeliner Pencil in Graphite, I applied it in the inner corner of the eyes and also the inner half. So we get a little grey shimmer.
I again tapped some black shadow (cake eyeliner) to darken it and in the crease.
Smudge any harsh lines!
6. Then tightlined my eyes, used the cake eyeliner on outer half of my lower line and added Graphite over it.

7. Then added mascara, did a winged eyeliner, smudged any harsh lines and we are done! :)

Do tell me your thoughts about the tutorial and whether you'd like more. :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Black-Grey Smokey Eye Look!

Hey there guys!

I am doing an eye look after months if I am not wrong. I was just bored sitting at home and to top it my mood wasn't good. So I decided to try an eye-look. Now, I don't have any eyeshadow pallete left or should I say haven't bought any in a while. Then I decided to try it with whatever I have and the first thought that came to my mind was of doing a smokey eye! I never really do dramatic looks so I was more excited to one!

And..I am also going to post a tutorial of this! :) My first (or is it second?) tutorial!! 

(p.s.- kindly ignore my eyebrows, I need to get something that'll make them better.)

 These two photos are my favourite! :D

What do you think about this look? I like how it turned out without using any eyeshadow or primer. :) Tutorial and products used coming up soon! :D

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lets get Organized- Jewelry Organization Ideas!

Hey guys! As mentioned in one of my previous posts about doing some home organization posts after getting inspired and all that..I thought I'll start with some ideas that I loved to store jewelry in a creative and cool way. And then I'll show you guys how I keep my tiny jewelry collection stuff as well (still working on it though).

Now as we all know, in India having a big or walk-in closet is quite a luxury! Why are houses/apartments in India not designed that way with closets? We can have a built-in closet atleast. I have that complaint..but I promise when I start designing I'll include closets in my designs for sure. Haha! We deserve built-in closets too! :D

So obviously I too don't have a closet, and guess what I don't even have a decent vanity table..sob.. Now my problem was I didn't want any display kinda storage since things get dusty here pretty fast, that means something to keep in the cupboard but in a cute yet functional way. Hence, here are some ideas I liked and also I'll link some DIY jewelry organizer posts that I liked. :)

 How cute is that!! I think this is my favorite one! Those cupcake moulds (moulds??) look so cute! We can also use the ones which hold small candles, the simple metal ones with just plain wax inside. :)

 This is cool too, for categorizing your stuff.
 And we will not have any problem in finding a nice plate like the one above with beautiful traditional details in our homes! Right? :D
 Using the box in which we bring eggs!
Plastic box with dividers.

And for those who'd like to display some of their jewelry..

Loved these ideas? Check out these links for more-

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nivea MED Protection Lip Balm Review

Hey everyone!

So today I am back again with a lip balm review and this time it is Nivea's Med Protection lip balm. Check out my previous lip balm review here.

This is my first Nivea lip balm, I'd used one when I was in school but this is first Nivea lip balm to come in my collection. Below picture shows what all is written on the packaging it came in.

Price:- Rs.145/-

Packaging:- Comes in the trade-mark nivea packaging with the white twist-up thing and colorful lid. I got this particular one just looking at the pretty mint color! :D

What I think about it:-
I'd got this when I was going through a certain weird lip allergy, my lips were super dry and irritated. This although is not super moisturizing helped in healing my lips. It is light and smooth to apply, comes off clear (obviously). And I must say this lip balm I used continously for 2-3 weeks without using any other lip balm. I have finished half of the product and still use it..although not that often (I have many more to select from now)..

1. Nice packaging (me loves the bright color!)
2. Clear lip balm, nice alternative from daily tinted lip products
3. Light and smooth on lips
4. Gives a soothing feeling
5. Worth the price
6. Doesn't give any white or waxy layer

1. Might not work for people with super dry and chapped lips (but I think it will)..

Will I repurchase it?- Maybe. There are so MANY lip balms to try! :D

I have another clear Nivea lip balm which I love. Here are both of them together.. :)

Have you guys tried this product? 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lakme Rose Powder in Warm Pink Review!

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a nice weekend! :)

Today I am going to review a product which I use each and every single day without fail and that is my Lakme Rose Powder. It is basically a loose translucent powder which is fit for everyday use. You might have seen this is my 1st haul last year.

Price:- Rs.90/- (I got it for Rs.80/- online) for 40gm.

Shades:- Come in two shades- warm pink and rose pink

It comes in a dark brown shiny plastic packaging. It is like a tub with lid as most of the loose powders are packed. The packaging is quite good for the price. It also comes with an applicator which is good and is quite soft. It packs LOT of product in will last you for more than 2 years. I have been using this for a year now and you can see in one of the photos I have still half of the powder left.

What I think about it:-
It is a good translucent powder for everyday use since it is tinted, not like the white talcum powders. Hence doesn't make you look white. It has light coverage and a faint smell like other Lakme powders. I say this is worth it if you don't want to use your more costlier compacts or powders everyday.

1. Nice packaging
2. Good for everyday use
3. Light weight and gives a matte effect
4. Inexpensive
5. Good amount of product, will last longer
6. It also says it has sunscreen in it

1. It has only two shades. That might be a problem for dark skinned beauties

I don't find any other con in this..

Will I repurchase it?- Yes, definitely! First let me see how long it takes to finish this. ;)