Tuesday, October 30, 2012

TAG: What's in my Bathroom????

As most of you know, my parent's home is getting re-done/re-painted...Today, it's my room's turn! And I'm scared....very very very SCARED! Did you just ask WHY? For beginners, I chose (much to my mum's discontent) a dark grey color for my room (English Castle from Asian Paints to be precise). Not scary enough? Well, what if I tell you I've chosen this dark dark dark color for ALL the walls and even the cieling?! HA! Beat that :P

Anyways, the results shall be out soon...will post pics once its done (By tomorrow hopefully)... Anywho...I had to squeeze all my bathroom essentials into my medicine closet (well officially it's called the medicine closet but then its just an over-the-washbasin mirror closet used to store extras) :) Also, this is when I decided to adopt the ever-hyped google beauty tag-What's in my bathroom and share with you all my bathroom goodies. Here goes...

I have this cute-sy Strawberry Shortcake Almirah hung next to the medicine closet towards the shower area. I have had it ever since it was gifted to me by my cousin (some 15-20 years back)!!!It had all these miniature figurines, each with a distinct fragrance of a fruit...Hung from the same hook as the almirah is a jute bag which I have stuffed with inner wear :D

Sunday, October 28, 2012

EOTD: Lakme & Corallista Eyeconic Eye Makeup Contest ENTRY/Reverse eye-Night look

I'm so excited about this contest which you may also enter HERE

Do you know why I am excited? Well because it is called "eyeconic"

I really really wanted to create an eye-conic look. Once again, I created a reverse eye look which means:
1. The inner corner is lighter than the outer corner
2. The cat eye extends inward rather than outward
Now in order to make it "DRAMTIC" and EYECONIC, I converted it into a smokey eye look. I really hope my entry is accepted and you guys like it. 

Also, whereas, my previous EOTD entry is a day-version of this look, it's definitely not the same. Firstly because the previous one isn't a smokey eye and is also not as well defined as this one. This one gives the effect of a somewhat 'EAGLE eye' (Well atleast I think so) ;)

So heres a quick look

EOTD: Festive Eyes With a twist/ Reverse Eye LOOK

As I browsed through myriad hues in paint-books trying to decide on which color should be done on what wall of my parent's home in Chandigarh, it struck me that I was planning to participate in the WISESHE Festive Eye Makeup Contest  (chech HERE).... to cut the long chase short, here is the look that I came up with.....

So I wanted to use my favorite color-purple and incorporate a sense of festivity by playing with hues of pink. At the same time, I did not feel like doing the 'same old' smokey eye. I wanted to come up with something different...something truly worthy of the fabulous giveaway prizes!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Review: LUSH Solid Shampoo-Jumping Juniper and FOTD

As you all know, on my trip to Delhi earlier this month I happened to buy the Lush Jumping Juniper Solid Shampoo as a part of my Haul. This was the first time I was purchasing any lush product and was quite skeptical. My battle with my ever-oily, falling hair had been driving me crazzzzzzzzzzzyyyyy and so I decided to buy this rather steeply priced bar.

Jumping Juniper costs 600INR
The SA told me it would last me through 70-80 washes (for me that would be 5-6 months!!!!)
Hmmmm....not so expensive after all :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October HAULPart 3 and discount coupons

Hello & a Very happy (and a very belated-LOL :D) Dusshera as well as Durga Puja!!! (PHEW! That was long) 

So a couple of days back I made it to the Chandigarh Pandal of Durga Puja...it's odd-how I've lived in Chandigarh (my whole life, well, almost) and never knew that we celebrate Durga Puja even in this quaint city of mine. Here's a picture of how the pandal looked from the inside:

While I was in Bombay I got the whole Bong food fixation and could never get over it. (I think I raided the Stalls at the Durga Puja Pandal in Andheri) The pictures of the pandal and the food still linger in my dreams...

Monday, October 22, 2012

NOTD: Spring Blossom

This is my first successful experiment with nail art, I hope you like it!

You guys know how excited I am about my Buyincoins Haul....and one of the products featured there was my 3D nail art pen kit-which is my first nail art tool of any sort, ever! So today in all my excitement I declared to my mom that I shall do her nails and she was quite excited about the prospect cause I have been showing her all sorts of nail art designs in the past.... To come to the point, what ensued was 2 hours of misery the first half hour of which I spent in perfecting the base coat. What I did with these UV gel pens is something my 3 year old cousin would do with ease albeit in a better manner ;) Needless to say, my mum took it off about half an hour later of contemplating whether to hurt my feelings or go to office with nails like that :P 

Determined to make it up to her, I browsed some YouTube videos, looked at some random extremely difficult nail art pics and then concluded that it was going to be a challenge to my artistic side. I dont have nail art brushes and such others, yet I found stationary items which would aid me through the process. 

I'm going to surprise my mom with this new technique tomorrow morning and I'm keeping my fingers crossed even as I go to bed. One last look, shall we?
    Like it? Abhor it? Want me to do a tutorial? Anything else??? Just leave a comment down below!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review: Professional 15 Concealer Camouflage Makeup Palette

Product: Professional 15 Concealer Camouflage Makeup Palette

Cost: $4.14
Bought From: buyincoins.com (Check the haul here )

I know that you guys are really excited about this concealer palette and that's why I decided to take a chance with my improving peeling skin and do a FOTD/Review!

First up, lets have a look at the swatches

My thoughts about the various shades:

Friday, October 19, 2012

'Buy in Coins' HAUL/ September HAUL

Maybe God had a clue about how distressed and gloomy I would get today if I were to see everyone's post on their respective Vellvette Boxes for October and not have a parcel to call my own! (I have no one to blame but my lazyness-for not ordering the Vellvette Box in time!) Check last month's box here

Yesterday I was cribbing over my lost ASOS package and called up a hundred different post offices around my area; my dad was a witness to it...He was laughing at my face but I guess he felt quite sad for me. So while I was busy with my siesta, he walked into my room with a huge parcel murmuring something (YEs, everyone in my family talks to me while I am sleeping...its ODDD, ahhh CRAZY, i mean WEIRD Odd!)

Anywho this is what it looked like

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The story of a Micro-MINI Haul/October Haul Part 2, a lost package and overnight remedy for chapped lips

One must always begin with the good things in life and so before jumping into the stories of my agonies, I shall introduce you to my mini haul which cost me only 100INR :) Any shopping is good shopping, nooooo?

So the story of my mini haul begins with my desire to review the Colorbar Obsessed Orange Lipstick which I bought recently (also featured in my awesome delhi haul here) and continues into the saga of my lost package. But before that, I must enlist my haul goodies:
1. VLCC Daily Protect Honey Lip Balm with SPF 15, INR49/-
2. Vaseline Lip Care Total Moisture 24 hour+moisturized lips, INR 30/-
3. Himalaya Herbals 100% Herbal Actives Lip Balm, INR 25/-

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Hey Guys!

Before I begin with my OOTD, I would like to apologize for not being regular in updating this space. I was in Delhi for a bit and there I really managed to ruin my skin. Now I'm back strictly following my skin care routine and trying to undo the damage; in this whole process my skin is peeling like that of a snake/lizard(?)...yeah one of those or both or whatever....

ANYWHO let's just jumpt into my OOTD first

This is a snapshot of what I wore on my second day in delhi. Close-up pictures will follow along with details about the outfit. To begin with, there was a slight nip in the air and I could finally resort to wearing my racerback vest with a see-through shirt over it. I hate layering in summers! :( I just cant pull it off...

Friday, October 12, 2012

October Haul Part 1/ Delhi Haul :)

Finally I am back from Delhi and what was supposed to be a 2 day program got stretched to a 5 day extravaganza!!!

While I was there, I got a chance to visit Saket Select Citywalk (?) Mall and shopped to my heart's content. Here is a snapshot of my goodie-bag :D

Sunday, October 7, 2012

How to super curl your lashes in 3 simple steps

I'll be in Delhi for a couple of days and hence I might not get a chance to blog. Before I leave I really wanted to share this trick with you which I find really helpful in curling my lashes. And no, you dont need heating eyelash curlers or spoons or any such, all you need is a pair of your routine eyelash curler.

Here's a picture of how your lashes will look once you use this trick
In this picture I have applied the trick on the eye on the left (n No, I have not used any mascara on either of my eyes)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Review: L'oreal White Perfect Re-lightening Whitening Facial Foam & Garnier Light Fairness Face Wash

Let me start off by letting you know that I do not fall in that category of people who have a problem with their complexion. I believe that beauty is not a reflection of one's skin color; it depends on various traits- the 2 most important being the 'features' that you have been blessed with and also the way you 'carry' yourself. Both of these are interdependent & complimentary. Therefore, it is important that we respect and take care of ourselves :)

Having said that, let me also add that before using the products listed in the title I had never in my life used any sort of lightening potions/concoctions/creams etc! 

Also, as you guys know, I have been busy with studies  because of which I have taken time off work and as such this time when I ran out of face-wash I was not really hesitant in using up these two products which have been sitting in my medicine closet for a while!

Without further ado, let's quickly jump into the review and here's how the two products look like

Friday, October 5, 2012

EOTD: Machar Jhol ;)

It's been a long time since I have let my feelings flow on a canvas...the last time when I found myself being swayed was more than six months back when I was staying in Colaba...

I'm back in Chandigarh now, in my room-dealing with insomnia...I believe that it is only when my mind is at unrest does it stir me into playing with colors. Not everytime am I able to justify my emotions though, sometimes my hands waver at the alter of my imagination.

Today has been one such night and my hands have shaken (alright). But then for better or for worse, it is only correct for me to put up a true picture of my anthropology of makeup on my blog. As I said, for better or for worse.

(I must confess though, my hands are more jittery now-while putting up these pics than they were when I was painting my lids!)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

EOTD: My eyes but Better :)

Of late all the studying has been getting to my head (isn't that where they are supposed to go, anyways?!) & I absolutely abhor the marks it is leaving around my eyes (I can't be too sure about my head in this case!) ...Grrr...

So while I had locked myself up in my room I decided to do an eye look where the look would be somewhat of a "my eyes but better" sort of a thing. You know like "your lips but better"? Ok Ok, lets just say its a minimalistic eye makeup look which you can wear to office, a casual lunch & to the movies etc :)

So let's just jump right into it and see how I fared!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Update: Vellvette Box

Remember how I told you about the launch and goodies of the Vellvette Box here ?

Do you also remember that my clinique lipstick/gloss seemed to be a lil under the weather and how I thought it must have been dismantled during delivery? WELL... I wrote to the vellvette team informing them about the mishap and guess what???

Monday, October 1, 2012

EOTD-Aishwarya Rai Copy Cat

What do you do at 2 in the morning when your eyes start to stray away from the corporate law books and fall on the July issue of Vogue magazine? Do you stay focused to the gaping words which leave craters of dark circles around your eyes or do you flip through the glossy pages of the world as you'd like to know it?

Cutting the long story short, I happened to flip my way towards a picture of Aishwarya Rai in a Loreal True Match foundation advertisement. Not that I think she is overtly pretty or some such, but my mind was running through images of beautiful eye makeup which could be easily emulated. NOT THAT I THINK that I am the wazir of Shah Jahan's main architect in terms of the beautification parade...

Ah Well, what the hell...

Here I reveal the dark secrets of what followed (dark because in my enthusiasm and stupor I forgot to prime my lids.... I know, I know, CURSE my LUCK!

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips (Color Lip Balm)

Do you notice a stark shift in the two pictures?


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