Sunday, February 24, 2013

OOTD & FOTD: A hint of Summer ;)

 You guys know that I was supposed to be busy with a dinner party at home. But plans changed and we hosted a hurried lunch instead. The result was a quick head wash and some clothes put together was a sunny winter afternoon. Since it isn't as cold now, especially in the day I just wanted to wear something light and colorful! That explains my outfit of the lets move ahead to the pictures and the details!


 I have big news! But as usual I don't know where to begin from... Let's see.... To begin with, I am shifting base to Delhi. Finally, I have found a new job and I will try settling down in Delhi. Of Course I dont love it as much as I loved Bombay, but it will be a change and a change is always pleasant (keeping my fingers crossed!) Lol. So what does this mean for you? 
  1. It means you will get more Outfit Posts from ME. Now whereas I believe most of these will be office formals, I will try and inculcate my pictures from my weekend outings!
  2. I will also try and cover shopping stops and good deals (If I happen to come across any!)
  3. It also means that I shall be available in Chandigarh as well as Delhi! HA!

Outfit Post: Saturday Night OOTD

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, probably you saw me post this picture on instagram yesterday. We were heading out for a family dinner and I was in no mood to wear my jeans or leggings. These trousers fit like a glove and I decided to give them a go! Because it was a dinner part, formal trousers didn't feel out of place and I paired them with a blouse which had amazing detailing on its neck. To top it all I used a warm shrug to keep me warm :)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Review: Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Duo in Ivory box & Blue Sphere

I recently laid my hands on this eyeshadow duo. It is my second one from Estee Lauder (I'll review the other one really soon; have been using it since forever). So anyways, these duos were introduced about 2 years back in the states but were launched in India last year. The eye shadow duo is from the Pure Color Range. The pure color range is presented by Tom Pecheux who is a leading makeup artist and is also Estee Lauder's Creative Director.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review: L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup Review

This lil baby had been sitting in my vanity for quite sometime. Since I have a lot of base makeup right now, I was not really in the mood of opening it up. My aunt had got it from the states for me and I didn't even pay much heed to it, thinking that it's just another compact powder (WHICH IT IS NOT). A few days back when I was getting ready for my friend's wedding, I tore open the plastic of this compact to realize that it's not a powder at all! It is a full fledged foundation! Ha! Read on to know what I think of this compact makeup.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review: VLCC Insta Glow Face Pack

If you have been reading my blog regularly then from MY HAUL Post which I wrote a few days back, you must have seen the VLCC Insta Glow Face Pack in the products. This is the first time I've bought any VLCC product (as far as I can remember) and I hadn't heard about this product when I reached my retailer. At that time I was asking him for some kind of face pack which would help lift my mood and my dull skin (I don't care about fairness, I just want my skin to look all silky and smooth). And that is when he offered me this 'Insta Glow' Face Pack... I have been using it since...want to know what I think of it?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Review: The Body Shop Fuzzy Peach Bath & Shower Gel

Having used a few of The Body Shop products, I feel that I have a <3 hate relationship with the company. While few of the products have been stunners, the others have been absolute duds-showing no effects at all. Looking back on all my purchases, I feel that if there is one line from body shop which always stays in my good books, then that is their shower gels. The Body Shop Fuzzy Peach Shower Gel was my 1st shower gel from The Body Shop... read on to know what I feel about it :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My week in pictures: The 3rd Post

I missed out on my last post which was supposed to show you what I did that week; my internet connection had been acting up and hence this time I'll cover both my weeks via my instagram pics. For the uninitiated You may find me on instagram HERE!
Anyways, we should get started now-shouldn't we?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review: Lotus Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte Look OR Maybelline Clearglow B.B. Cream OR Garnier B.B. Cream

 Now, before I start reviewing any of these products, I must share with you my opinion about the brands. In general I love Maybelline for the affordability of the brand along with the 'better than average products' it comes up with. A few of the products from Maybelline are par excellence and a few are over rated, but overall a very trustworthy brand. On the other hand I have used Garnier face products and have never been impressed by their products-they never work too evidently on my skin! Lotus Herbals is a relatively new brand for me as I have only used their Safe Sun which I talked about here and which I loved. Now, I was shocked by a few products and not so about the others..continue reading to know what I think...

Friday, February 15, 2013

OOTD: Boyfriend Jeans with Blazer; an Androgynous Look

Today was one of those days when my mum had an off due to Basant Panchami (i guess) and later in the day I realized that today is also Saraswati Pujo. Did you know that saraswati pooja is one of those rare occasions (I guess the only one) when bengalis don't eat non-vegetarian?! Weird hunh ;) Haha, jokes apart, I <3 Bongs! Oh! Yeah on to the post.....So I got ready without knowing where I was heading to, but I was sure that I'd be shopping for formal pants so I wanted to wear my blazer....

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Look: FOTD subtle and fresh

Today is a 'sit at home' & 'continue with your business' day for me. I don't have a valentine and it's sad that I didn't receive anything, not even a rose :( LOL. Nonetheless, I decided to create a look which I would have worn (in the daytime ofcourse) had I had a date ;)

This is a minimalistic look and I used the very basic products; I'm sure you will be able to find these products in your vanity to re-create this look(i.e. if you like it!)

Loving thyself Haul Part 2 featuring Herbal Essences, L'oreal, Lotus, Vlcc etc

I'm hoping you have updated yourself with the Story of this Haul from HERE which is Part 1 of this post, if not I would appreciate that you hop on there first before we commence with this post :P Apart from reasons mentioned in that post, I even wanted to share a giveaway cum contest since forever and have been collecting stuff in preparation for that. Had to collect a few of my favorite things for myself as well as you guys and that is how this haul happened. To know more about my 1st giveaway, please click here and enter as it would make me really really happy :D Anywho lets move on to my haul, shall we?

My February Haul Part 1 Featuring The Body Shop

A couple of days back I received one of my payments for my work as a lawyer. I have a huge bill outstanding on my credit card and I decided that like a good girl, I'll only make do by putting in the minimum payment due and spend the rest on a haul :P Now most of you who are regular on my blog know that the last of my hauls (for skin and hair essentials) took place in October last year. Since I was running out on most items, I re-purchased a couple and bought some new items to try out. 


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My 1st Giveaway! Win it in 3 simple steps

I have been missing for a few days and that is all thanks to my lame internet connection. In order to make up for it I have my blog's first giveaway on your way. I know I have been making a lot of plans in the past about this, but there was no better time for it. Love is on its way as the valentine's day is around the corner and I have much to be grateful for-you all have been great companions and have helped me sooo much on my blogging journey!

Therefore, I have this giveaway which continues for a month and guess what? This is not a rafflecopter giveaway-which means its simple and sweet! <3

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Meal of the Day: Protein with a pinch of green ;)

Yesterday was my mum's birthday and both decided to have a lunch buffet. We are both lovers of Chinese food and decided to visit Mainland China. The sprawl was really good and I hogged on to a rather sumptuous meal. Because I was supposed to hog yesterday, today I'm expected to live on nutri nuggets. So here's a quick recipe of how I cooked my nuggets :)

HAUL Post: It's SALE TIME!!! Woodland, Vero Moda & Bata!

This season most people have been shopping left, right and center whereas many beauty/fashion bloggers have been putting random shopping bans on themselves and finding old clothes to wear in new ways. I need to take control of my overflowing cupboard too and cant afford to do big hauls. For people like me this season can get quite intimidating, as the word SALE is not hard to escape-from shopping malls to showrooms next to my gym to online stories to  email inbox(es) to blogs everywhere...EVERYTHING is marked with the word SALE!!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

My week in pictures: the second post

I know I have been missing for the last couple of days and on all accounts you must blame me and my laziness for it :P The period when I am at my laziest is when I have a zillion things running through my head; at times, when 'to act' would be an essential, I like treating it as 'a prerogative' and hence feel very good about being in a position of authority. Gibberish? Maybe...
So what have I been upto this past week?

Catch up on my life through My Instagram Page. For those of you who are not on instagram, here's a weekly round of my life through pictures~!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Review+ Swatches+EOTD-New L'oreal HiP Metallic Shadow Duo in Gilded

Needless to say I got the L'oreal Paris New HiP (High Intensity Pigment) Metallic Shadow duo from the states and it costs about $7-8 there. It has not yet been launched in India although I checked on ebay and it is readily available there. You may check on other online portals for more information. If and when it gets launched in India I'm sure it's going to be the biggest rage for a long long loooooooong time. Presumably so, it has become one of my most favorite items in my makeup stash.

There was a time however when I looked at it and wondered how anyone could ever buy an eyeshadow duo. I used to ask myself whether the 2 colors in the duo would be sufficient to give me a desired look....
Read on to know the answers to my dilemma...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Review+Swatches+LOTD: NEW Estee Lauder Pure Color High Gloss in Berry Lush

You know how most of my makeup is bought by my aunt who stays abroad, don't you? Aunt-my mum's sister...the one who has a presence in almost all my posts...Anyways, so last time she bought me this Estee Lauder Pure Color High Shine Gloss set which has 3 of Estee Lauder's Glosses and a compact mirror. Through this post I'm going to review the Shade Berry Lush and show you how the Pocket mirror looks like!

Go on Read more.... ;)

Review: Fa Whitening Deo Roll On

I remember when I was in school (probably in 7th grade) I had my first tryst with deodorants. You may think that's late though, but I am not a person whose sweat stinks. I mean I sweat a lot and all but I dont ya whatever. Anyways, what I also remember is at that time FA was a big rage among people my age. I think the brand had just launched its products in India and deodorants used to come in a cute tin can shaped packing. I just remember that I used to love the 'yellow' and I used it for a couple of years before I gave up on deodorants all together. However, of late I have been worrying about my dark underarms and hence I bought this cute lil bottle on my last trip to the retailer. Read on to know what I think about it :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

NOTD: My nails but better

Ever since I've come home (after re-locating from Bombay) I've started taking more care about my looks and my nails in particular. Since I dont have to attend regular office, I get time for myself. It's odd, however, the fact that I always tend to do my nail experiments on my mum before I try them on myself. Inevitably though every time that I do so, I curse myself because either she's dissatisfied with the outcome or she would totally ruin my hard work by being overtly fidget-ty!
Today she is out of town for work. I removed my Revlon 161 Teak Rose (reviewed here) yesterday night and could not bare to look at my bare hands for another moment so decided to give my non-manicured (is that a word ?) a face-lift!
So here goes....

Monday, January 28, 2013

FOTD: Saturday Night Look

As promised yesterday, I'm doing a Face Post of my night out on Saturday! So basically I was heading out with my cousin and his gf (soon to be fiance) and wasn't sure where we were heading too...I mean we were still making up our minds. It was quite early for going to a lounge and too late for a coffee shop...Keeping the odds and ends in mind I came up with this look.

Keep reading to know the details of what I was wearing on my face!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My week in pictures: The first post

You all know how I've recently got back to my INSTAGRAM and I'm starting this series so that you guys can get detailed updates of what I have been up to in the week gone by.

Read on to know more.....:)

Want to get candid with me?

I came back from a rather eventful day and by the time I realized that I had promised you guys a post a day, the day had already passed....PHbbbtttt :P I'm sorry! Really! I am.

Anyways, so Dollie from Indian Shringar awarded me the Liebster award. My first award. (My butt is already shaking to gungum style in my PJs, even though I can hear some religious music in the background-somebody in my neighborhood better give their religious sentiments some relief! Grr....)
I had an awesome day, even though I had to wait an hour at the dietitian's/ I lost another kilo (butt shakes faster) and I utilized that hour to read another hundred pages of my current read!!!! To add to that I had an amazing time with my relatives at home and my favorite cousin, his gf (soon to be fiance) and I went for a night out! Totally rocking day and then this award! I'm on a roll (Dancie Dancie)

Anywho, so I was planning to post my FOTD (of the night though :P ) but I'll reserve that for tomorrow. You may still catch a snapshot of my face through my INSTAGRAM page hereNow for the questions I need to answer and my candid answerS!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Contest Entry: Goodness of coconut for the skin


Having said that, this post may be treated as an ode to my mother who is the reason why I am about to tell you the tale of my tryst with coconut oil <3

Friday, January 25, 2013

Quick TIP to up your Metabolism and shed those kilos!

So I'm going to give you 3 pointers which have worked for me in this winter season. I followed these tips along with my regular diet and exercise and lost 1.2kg in 4 days. Without further ado, I'll just let you decide:

  1.  Take a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds (methi seeds your mum/ you put in Kudhi) and dip them overnight in a cup of water. Next morning on an empty stomach have the water you soaked the seeds in.
  2. Have 2 cups of green tea everyday. I have reviewed my favorite green tea HERE. Preferably, you must have both the cups atleast half an hour before your meals but then 2 cups are the key. Have it anytime; just have it.
  3. Other than fenugreek and green tea I also have 2 mugs of coffee. And by coffee I mean a mug of toned milk with coffee powder. Lol!
Remember, if you follow these steps you might feel that you are having a lose stomach but its just a simple way of detoxifying. And I'm still having all these things for the next one month. Also, you must never add sugar or honey to any, any of these drinks.

Do let me know what you think!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review + Lip Swatches +FOTD: ADS Professional Makeup Pencil

On my last visit to my wholesaler (from whom I procured The NIKE BODY SPLASH reviewed here and The INCOLOR Eye-Liner PEN reviewed here) I was shown a unique makeup pencil from the Company ADS. I think I have heard about ADS from all these online stores which sell cheap nail art goodies and eye-shadow palettes. Right? Also, if I am right then ADS is a Belgium based company. IF I am wrong then please feel free to correct me!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Review: Incolor No Limits Beauty Hi-Tech Eyeliner Pen

Image Courtesy: Google
You guys must have noticed that in all the makeup looks that I do, I usually use the Incolor Liner. So today I thought that I should review this eyeliner pen for you just so that you know what I'm talking about when I refer to this pen.

 It is called the Incolor No Limits Beauty Max Precision Eyeliner. 

The company claims that it is a Hi-Tech Eyeliner Pen for Professional Makeup Artists. It also says that it is made in China and no, it's not the same as Jordana Incolor Fabuliner.... 

Wanna know more?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Currently Loving: Bath & Body, Velvet Tuberose, Moonlight Path & Nike Body Splash

This time I got really paranoid before the due date for my period. I hate having my period in this chilling cold and the fact that I gym and wear layers and layers of clothing doesn't help one bit.
To add to my misery, I hate those pads with fragrance and I think there's something quite disgusting in their fragrance (they smell like a hospital)...ewww....
Anyways, so I always have major cramps and I figured I had to stock up on these essentials before matters got worse ;)
Read on to know what I think...

Review & LOTD: Beauty Rush Glossy Tint Lip Sheen in Blush, Blush

Today, I'm going to review the Glossy Tint Lip Sheen in the color Blush, Blush from Beauty Rush. Beauty Rush is a line from the beauty segment of the International label Victoria's Secret.

On first look this Glossy Tint Lip Sheen appears to be like the Chubby Stick from Clinique. Even though I have not used the Chubby Stick, from the reviews available online I have this feeling that the 2 are very different in formula and usage. However, I must admit that the packing is very very similar.

The packaging shown in this review is the older version (and resembles the chubby stick) but the newer version has signature VS stripes and looks quite different.

Read on to know more :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

DIY: Lipstick Organizer

A few days back when I returned from Delhi, I opened my makeup drawer to realize that it was an utter mess. The Lipsticks were all over the place and if any/some of them were missing then I would not be able to figure it out.

To my horror I even figured that one of my favorite Clinique lipsticks was not only half open but broken as well! This really really made me scream (on the inside; I'm trying really really hard to keep my peace these days!!!)

Now at my place we have a couple of maids doing the rounds throughout the day and it's very difficult to put the blame on anyone, especially when I'm at fault for not organizing my stuff properly. Therefore, I tried my hand at this simple lipstick DIY organizer which I made in less than 30 mins! Read on to know how :)

A Note to no one in particular but myself

Recently on my trip to Delhi, in the middle of a midnight conversation with a few friends I realized that I had lost my zeal to enter into an argument. No, I don't mean an argument as a way of general retort that you throw in the sort of a tantrum, but a meaningful exchange of view points. In the year that passed by (2012) I have degenerated myself to become a self critical and utterly useless individual who lives in the peace of closed eyes. I have refused to know more about the world or to evaluate it or to come to terms with it in any which way; which is why I have become a non-argumentative Indian.

It is my resolve, much too late as it is (quite literally too) that I shall pick up my reading habit. To start off, I have picked up 'The Little Prince' which one of my new-found friends gifted me on my last birthday. I also wish to write more and research for the articles that I promise myself to indulge in. To add a lil charm to my promises to myself, I also hope to catch up with my drawing abilities and to dedicate more time to my blog-with at least a post a day!

Hoping to stick through, wish me luck!

NOTD: Revlon 161 Teak Rose

On Wednesday I was travelling to Delhi for an interview and decided to change my nail color from Violet (as supported here) to something which would be a little more formal.

Therefore, I zero-ed in on this lovely shade from Revlon which is the 161 Teak Rose Nail enamel. In India, I guess the shade goes by the number 422 and comes in 8ml bottle.

I got mine from the States and it is contained in a 14.7ml bottle. In India, 8ml costs INR140/-

Read on to know morE!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Confessions: TOP 6 reasons why I'm working on my body


You guys know that I have been working on my body of late. Be it diet routine or my gym workout or what keeps me motivated, I've been trying to share all of it with you guys through my blog. However, I realized that to those of you to whom it matters-all my stories would not make much sense if you don't know how/where/when/why I got motivated at the age of 26 to really work on my body. 
So as the story goes, I'm 5'2" and on a recent trip somebody who met me for the first time nick-named me a "SHOTPUT". SHOTPUT. IMAGINE being nicknamed a SHOTPUT. That was the turning point of my life. But what helped me steer the wheel to take upon this beautiful weight loss journey?
READ ON to know more...

Monday, January 14, 2013

OOTD: Matru ki Bijli!!!

Since I have already shown you my FOTD HERE; I thought I'll go ahead and share with you all my OOTD. As the story goes-I went out with my friends and we watched Matru Ki Bijli. Bijli looked quite emaciated in the movie (Tch!Tch!)-fortunately for me I don't look anywhere close to a Nazi camp dweller.HA! 
Anyways-so here's a question for you guys before we move forward-

WHAT PART OF MY OUTFIT DO YOU THINK IS A BRIGHT COLOR? (Is it the coat, the dress, or the shoes)

Any guesses???

FOTD: Natural Day Look

I was heading out for 'Matru ki Bijli' with a couple of friends and here is the look I supported. FYI today we had one of those rare bright and sunny winter afternoons here in Chandigarh. It totally called for a fresh natural all glowing look without being overtly done with color or contrast. Read on to know what products I used and to get a closer look :)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

OOTD & FOTD: Winter in the Sun ;)

The maternal side of my family decided to take an outing today to the Chokhi Dhani Resort here near Chandigarh. The plan was for lunch and I wanted to get dressed in something other than my long-ish coat; you guys know well enough that I have been working on my body. Hence, on an impulse I picked out a few pieces from my closet, put them together and tried them on (keeping my fingers crossed through the entire process). It was a bright and sunny afternoon and I really didn't want to hide under a coat :)

So here's what I put together....I hope you like it!!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

4kgs down the drain + GYM OOTD

You know how I raved about my new nutrition program in my POST HERE, but I must also confess that being strict about your diet (alone) is not going to do any good for your body-especially if you don't move your muscles. There was a point in time when I was only gymming and yet not losing even a single kilo only because I was throwing all sort of trash inside my system on the pretext of it being food! Hmmm...
Read on to know what I do at the gym and why I think it is important to wear well fitted clothes to the gym!!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

NOTD: Revlon Top Speed 670 Violet; NAIL TREND 2013

Revlon Top Speed, 670-Violet

So my mum got this one from the States last year. Yesterday when I was trying to pick a color for my nails I looked at all the neons and pinks in my stash and said, "YOU'RE ALL SO 2012; LET'S TAKE A BREAK." With that I hovered over to this violet shade and asked, " Shall we try a One-Night Stand?"

Review: Colorbar Obsessed Orange & Thrilling Pink+LOTD

Hello to all my Dear Desi Beauties (DDBs')!

This post will be a review of 2 lipsticks about which I had heard from more than half of the beauty bloggers in India. Most of these bloggers were raving about this lippies in a way which made my mouth water over them. As such, on my visit to Delhi Last year I could not resist the temptation to haul them. You may visit my HAUL POST here. Anywho, I instantly fell head over heels over these unique colors and had to buy them! I mean had to, had to, absolutely had to :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Getting Ready for the wedding: OOTD & FOTD Wedding day!

You all have been such a great encouragement that I cannot begin to thank each and everyone of you for appreciating my efforts. You know that your support keeps me up, about and posting! So I could not wait to reveal the wedding day outfit with all of you. I'll share with you all a lil trick that my granny told me-i think it works equally well for the bride as well as her bridesmaids and that is to always look a lil subdued for the ceremonies preceding the wedding day-so that when you finally get ready for the wedding-you look absolutely stunning!


I supported a shawl while stepping out cause it was soooooo damn cold-but then I took it off when I reached the wedding!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Getting Ready for a wedding: OOTD & OOTD :P

Happy NEW YEAR!!!!

I'm so sorry for being late, but I was chilling in my hometown-no, I mean literally chilling. It's so fucking cold here in chandigarh-we might as well have snow in a couple of years! I wanted to share with you guys some of the outfits which I wore for my best friend's wedding and also for my cousin's wedding.

First up, let me start with the outfit which I wore for my best friend's sangeet ceremony and then repeated it on 29th December for my cousin's sangeet also! It's one of my favorite sangeet outfits because its green and has just the appropriate amount of detailing required from a pre-wedding outfit.
Generally I'm not the kinds who can support sleeveless outfits (there was a time when I used to wear only sleeveless clothes but ever since I gained weight most of it got stuck on my arms!) and I'm super glad that this anarkali came with sleeves even though they were see-through! Now you cant figure out but theres pink detailing on the upper portion and I'll show it to you in the next picture :)


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