Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk || Review & Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

If you read my Maybelline Haul (click HERE to read that blog post) you would know that I bought Maybelline Color Tattoo in the color Pomegranate Punk. I have used color tattoos before in the color Bad to the Bronze and Inked in Pink. I was not impressed with the products as I found them to be too frosty. Frost clashes with my skin tone and makes me look dull. Nonetheless I always wanted to try the color Pomegranate Punk as it seemed like it would not have too much frost. So I went with my gut and without referring to any review I bought the product at sale and that is what I will be reviewing today.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk || Review & Swatches

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk || Review & Swatches

Monday, May 26, 2014

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection : Color - Part 3 || Mini Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

This is part 3 of the review and swatches of MAC's Alluring Aquatic collection. I kept the best for the last. This part of the review features Eye Shadows, Blushes and Nail Lacquers. My first reaction on swatching these shadows was woww. MAC has out done themselves this time. If you have not read the part 1 and part 2 then follow the links below.

Part 1: Features Lip Sticks and Eye Liners. Click HERE to read.
Part 2: Features Lip glasses and Lip Liners. Click HERE to read.

Watch the video by MAC cosmetics

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MAC Alluring Aquatic Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (Mini)MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection for Summer 2014
Image Credits: Temptalia.com


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday Savings!! : Great deals on budget makeup

Hi Everyone!!

Ready for this week’s Sunday Savings? This week brings some good offers that you can use to feed your product addiction. And for a change I like deals at stores other that Rite Aid.



Rite Aid:

Wet n Wild: But One Get One Free on all cosmetics

Hawaiian Tropic or Banana Boat Sun Care Products: Buy one Get one Free

Neutrogena or Aveeno all Sun Care or Bull Frog or No Ad Sun Care: $9.99

Maybelline: $2 off Regular Retail

Covergirl/Revlon/Loreal/Almay: Buy one get 50% off on the other

Physicians Formula: 40% off

Olay Facial Cleanser Body wash and Bar Soap: Buy 2 for $12

Burt’s Bees or Gud Skin, Bath and Lip care or Shea Moisture Products: Get $5 +up rewards when you spend $15

Olay Regenerist and Total Effects: $19.99

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in Pink Cognito || Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

Today I am reviewing yet another Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in the color Pink Cognito. I am on a hunt for nude lip colors. Although I was disappointed by the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Demure which I have reviewed HERE, I still decided to take my chances and try something more colors from this line. So here I am sharing my thoughts on this product with you. 

Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in Pink Cognito

Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in Pink Cognito

What Revlon has to say about the product:

Lightweight Color, Moisturizing Shine

A silky lightweight formula that lets you indulge your decadent side. Available in 10 new luxurious shades.

- Exclusive LiquiSilk™ formula with mega-moisturizers seals in color and softness
- Silky-smooth, creamy texture
- Stay true color wears evenly

Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in Pink Cognito

Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in Pink Cognito

What I think about the product:

This lipstick is not as creamy as other Revlon lipsticks that I have tried. It barely has any pigmentation. I really tried hard to get a good swatch but it was not possible. It just gives a little shine to my lips. There is no opacity to the color. The dark pigmentation of my lips looks even worse when I put this lipstick on. Someone with lightly pigmented may like this product but I was rather disappointed with this product. This is going to be a short review because I really have nothing to say about this product. 

The packaging of this product is also not pretty. It looks like a grandma lipstick. I really wish they change the packaging. 

Final Verdict: 1/5

Pros: 
  • Affordable
  • Natural color
Cons:
  • Very Sheer
  • Not very creamy

Quick Facts:
Net Wt: 4.2g / 0.15oz
Price: $7.99
Available in 82 shades

Where to buy online:
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1k7a9EX

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*****Disclaimer: I bought this product myself and this is my honest review.*****

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection : Color - Part 2 || Mini Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

This is part 2 of the Review and Swatches of MAC's Alluring Aquatic Collection. This collection is really extensive and that is why I had to spit up the review into three parts. If you have not read Part 1 of the Review of MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection then do click HERE to read that blog post. Part 1 talks about the collection in general and also features Lipsticks and Eyeliners. In this post I will be reviewing the Lip Glasses and Lip Liners.


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Alluring Aquatic Tinted Lipglass
Image Credits: Temptalia.com

MAC Alluring Aquatic Tinted Lipglass  Review and Swatches

Monday, May 19, 2014

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection : Color - Part 1 || Mini Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection recently launched in USA. I have been eagerly waiting for this collection's launch. MAC did an outstanding job with the packaging. It is gorgeous! And when I got to experience the collection (while I was on vacation) I was amazed at the quality of the products. MAC has outdone themselves on this one!

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection for Summer 2014
Image Credits: Temptalia.com

On MAC's website the collection has been categorized into 2 parts: Face and Color. The Face collection consists of 4 bronzers and face brush and a makeup bag. The Color part of the collection has everything that has to do with color i.e. Eyeliner, Lipsticks, Lip Glass, Lip Pencils, Eye Shadows, Blushes and Nail Lacquers. I don't have swatches for the Face part of the collection but I have the swatches for the Color part of the collection. Getting the swatches to show up for the Face collection was really difficult as it consists of bronzers and the swatches didn't really look that good on camera at the time.

I had to break up this review into three parts as I have too much to say about the products.
Part 1: Eyeliner and Lipsticks
Part 2: Lip Glass and Lip Pencils
Part 3: Eye Shadows, Blushes and Nail Lacquers

So lets begin with the Part 1

Watch the video from MAC Cosmetics

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Savings!: Deals on Budget Makeup this week

Hi Everyone!!

This week the deals in the drugstore are not as impressive as they have been in the past. Nonetheless there are some good deals that can be taken advantage of. Without further adieu let us dive right into this week's Sunday Savings.

Sunday Savings!: Deals on Budget Makeup this week

Rite Aid:

Tresemme Shampoo or Conditioner or Select Stylers 32oz.: $4 - $2 Manufacturer's Coupon in Sunday Paper + get $3 +up rewards when you buy 2

Tresemme Shampoo or Conditioner or Select Stylers & Clear Shampoo and Conditioner (25oz/12.7oz/12.9 oz): $5 - $2 off Manufacturer Coupon in Sunday Paper + get $3 +up rewards when you buy 2

John Frieda Shampoo Conditioner, Stylers or Treatments: Buy one Second One 50% off + get $5 +up rewards when you buy $15

Suave Haircare, Skincare, Bodywash or Antiperspirant Deodorant: Buy one Second One 50% off + get $2 +up rewards when you buy $6

Loreal Hair Expertise, Ever or Oleo Hair Care, Advanced Hair Care Treatment or Root Rescue Hair Color: $5.99 - $2  off Manufacturer Coupon in Sunday Paper

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler: $2.99

Head & Shoulders Shampoo, Clinical & Extra Strength, Biota Shampoo or Revlon Frost & GlowHighlighting Kits: $6.99

Infusium23 Shampoo or Conditioner (12-16 oz.): $4.99 -$2  off Manufacturer Coupon in Sunday Paper - get $2 +up rewards

Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover || Review

Hi Everyone!!

I have another makeup remover review for you. This one is Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover. Lancome is one of the most well respected brands in luxury skincare and beauty. While searching for good waterproof eye makeup removers, I stumbled upon this one. This product has great reviews and is adored by many. After trying it out for a while I thought I would share my opinion.

Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover || Review and Swatches

What Lancome says about the product:

This award-winning phenomenon gently whisks away all types of eye makeup, even waterproof. Simply shake to activate the bi-phase formula that leaves the eye area perfectly clean. The lipid phase lifts off eye makeup, while the water phase contains special emollients to refresh and condition skin without a greasy residue.

Lifts off all types of eye makeup, even waterproof mascara, while conditioning the skin. Leaves eyes feeling cool and refreshed, with no oily residue. No wonder there’s a cult following.

OPHTHALMOLOGIST -TESTED FOR SAFETY
Ideal for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Haul: Maybelline Haul

Hi Everyone!!

Last week I picked up a few Maybelline items from Walgreens as they were at 30% off. I only wanted to buy Maybelline Color tattoo in the color Pomegranate Punk.



Thursday, May 15, 2014

NYX Extreme Lip Cream in Natural || Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

Today I have another NYX lip product review for you. NYX has a huge variety of lip products. I love that NYX is very afforadable. I was always intrigued by the NYX Xtreme Shine Lip Cream so I picked up one in the color Natural which is a nudy peach color. The packaging is not as cute as NYX Mega Shine lip glosses or NYX Butter glosses. But I hoped the actual product would impress me enough to look past that.

NYX Extreme Lip Cream in Natural || Review and Swatches

NYX Extreme Lip Cream in Natural || Review and Swatches

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

FOTD: Wearable Soft Purple Smokey Eye

Hi Everyone!!

I created a look using Covergirl's Eye shadow palette in the color Blossom. I have reviewed this eye shadow palette is HERE. In this blog post I will be sharing the products I have used to come up with this look. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NYX Pump it up Lip Plumper in Kim || Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

Today I will be reviewing a lip plumper from NYX. Lip Plumpers are supposed to make your pout pout-ier over time. They are supposed to be non poisonous botox for your lips. Given all theses advantages I had to give one a try. This was my first time trying a lip plumper and it took me by surprise. 

NYX Lip Plumper in in Kim || Review and Swatches

NYX Lip Plumper in in Kim || Review and Swatches

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sunday Savings!! Deals on Drugstore Makeup this week

Hi Everyone!!

Hope you all are having a great weekend! This Sunday there seems to be some interesting deals in the drugstore. So lets jump straight to business.

Sunday Savings!! Deals on Drugstore Makeup this week


Rite Aid:

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioners or Stylers: Buy 2 at $6 - $1 off coupon in Sunday newspaper + $2 +up rewards when you buy 2.

CoverGirl, Revlon: BOGO (Buy one get one at 50% off)

Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner and Stylers: Buy 2 for $5 - $3 less Manufacturer Coupon when you buy 2.

Loreal Advanced Hair Care Shampoo Conditioner or Styler: @ $3.99 - Sunday Paper coupon

Maybelline: Get $4 +up rewards when you spend $12

Physicians Formula: Get $10 +up rewards when you spend $15.

Loreal: Get $3 +up rewards when you spend $10.

NYC: BOGO (Buy one get one at 50% off) + Get $5 +up rewards when you buy 2.

Nivea Lip Care, Hand and Body Lotion: get $3 +up rewards when you buy $10 of these items.

Jergens, Curel & Biore: Get $5 +up rewards when you spend $15
 
Cetaphil Skin Care:  BOGO (Buy one get one at 50% off) + Get $2 +up rewards when you buy 2.

Olay Skin Care: BOGO (Buy one get one at 50% off)

Loreal Skin Care and Sun Care: 20% off regular Retail

Maybelline Color Show Nail Enamel: @ $2.99

Revlon Brilliant Strength and Color Stay Nail Enamel and Nail Art: @ $4.99

Dove deodrant, Caress Body wash, Vaseline Inetensive care lotion, Dove Shampoo/Conditioner/Styler: Buy 2 at $7 + Get $2 +up rewards when you buy 2.

Neutrogena:  @ $9.99

Aveeno: @ $9.99 - $2 off coupon in Sunday Paper


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Haul: Milani Haul

Hi Everyone!!

I have had a really good luck with Milani products so far. I have used their shadow sticks, lip intense liquid color and Power Lip Stains in the past and liked them. I wanted to try some more products from the line. I picked up a few items from CVS as this week Milani products are on Buy 1 get 1 at 50% off. I picked up 4 items to make the most out the deal.

Haul: Milani Haul

Friday, May 9, 2014

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect || Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

I have been really enjoying NYX products so far and I am looking forward to trying even more. I really like the Mega Shine Lip gloss range from NYX as it has so many colors and textures. I loved the color Dolly Pink and Beige. Since they are from the pink family, I picked up a peachy nude color named Perfect. Well, to be honest, the name enticed me too!

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect || Review and Swatches

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect || Review and Swatches

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Covergirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Blossoms || Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

In my last week's haul, I picked up a few items from Covergirl as their products were on a sale at Rite Aid. Sales are always a good time to buy things that you have never tried before as it makes experimentation a lot easier on the pockets. Do check out my haul post where I explain how I saved 45% on my shopping trip by clicking HERE

I don't own any eye shadow in the purple family, so I picked up one from Covergirl in color number 257, Blossom during the sale. I picked it up on a self-dare, meaning I challenged myself to come up with a wearable look using these colors. I have been playing with it for a couple of days now and today I will sharing with you my thoughts on this product!

Covergirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Blossoms || Review and Swatches

Covergirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Blossoms || Review and Swatches

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Covergirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm Stain in Watermelon Twist || Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

Today I will be reviewing CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm Stain in color number 215, Watermelon Twist which I hauled in my Sunday Savings Follow up posts. Click HERE to read that post. I really liked the color and hence picked it up. Well, I am also guilty of getting enticed by the name too.

Covergirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm Stain in Watermelon Twist || Review and Swatches

Covergirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm Stain in Watermelon Twist || Review and Swatches

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Take Care Tuesdays: How I straighten my hair

Hi Everyone!!

Today I will be talking about my hair straightening routine! Like most Indian girls I too have wavy and frizzy hair. I do like to straighten my hair from time to time! Since heat is harmful for hair, I like to take some extra steps to avoid the damage. So this Tuesday, I will be sharing with you all the things I do for straightening my hair while trying to keep the damage at a minimum. Before starting, I must mention that I don't use a blow dryer on my hair and let my hair air-dry before straightening. So lets start with my hair straightening routine...


Take Care Tuesdays!: How I straighten my hair!

Contest Alert! Lakme Summer Up Contest

Hi Everyone!!

I recently stumbled upon a contest being hosted by Lakme and thought it must be shared on my blog! This is the last week so you still have time. The best part is that it is rather simple to enter. 

The contest runs for 3 weeks, this week being the last. Lakme will be selecting 3 winners every week who will be featured on there website. At the end of 3 weeks, one person out of the nine will win an all expense paid trip Summer Vacation for 2 people. Also there will be Lakme hampers for all the winner. All Lakme wants you to do is:

TELL US HOW TO STAY PRETTY IN THE 9 TO 5 SUN WITH A SKINCARE TIP!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Maybelline Clean Express Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover || Review

Hi Everyone!!

I have talked mostly about makeup on my blog up till now. But it was only appropriate that I talked a little bit about makeup removers too. Although I have not talked about makeup removers, I have been trying a few different ones and feel quite confident in reviewing the products for you. Today I will be reviewing one of my personal favorites - Maybelline's Clean Express Eye Makeup Remover. It has a Dual Phase Formula which is what attracted me to it in the first place and I must say I was not disappointed. Want to know more? Keep reading...


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunday Savings!! Deals on Cosmetics this week in Drugstores

Hi Everyone!!

Ready for a roundup of this weeks deals? Do check out my CoverGirl Haul in which I saved 45% (by clicking HERE) and also Revlon haul in which I saved 75% (by clicking HERE.) These posts are an initiative towards inspiring you to explore brands that you may not have tried before. Since this experimentation can be expensive, in these posts I bring to you the deals and discounts that can help you with it. So keep on reading to know the best deals on beauty items this week.


Rite Aid:

Organics Hair Care, Marc Anthony True Professional Hair Care or Fx stylers: Buy one get one Free.
Burts Bee: $5 +up reward on $15 purchase
RoC: get $6 +up rewards with purchase
Maybelline: BOGO(Buy 1 get 1 at 50% off)
Neutrogena: BOGO(Buy 1 get 1 at 50% off) + get $5 +up rewards when you spend $20
Wet n Wild: BOGO(Buy 1 get 1 at 50% off)
Garnier Fructics Shampoo or Condition and select stylers: $3.33
Aveeno: get $5 +up rewards when you buy 2
John Frieda: BOGO(Buy 1 get 1 at 50% off)
Got2b Stylers: $4.99 - $2 coupon in Sunday paper
Revlon: BOGO(Buy 1 get 1 at 50% off)  + get $5 up rewards when you spend $15
Neutrogena Skin or Bath Care: Get $5 +up rewards when you buy 2

Sunday Savings: Mother's Day Shopping!!

Hi Everyone!!

I was browsing through some Indian online shopping websites to shop for my mum for this Mother's day and came across some amazing offers going on specially for Mother's day on Nykaa.com. Nykaa has become my favorite destination for online shopping in India. In India there are sales on apparel and shoes twice a year. That's when malls are pouring with people. But sadly there is never a sale on cosmetics. On Nykaa however you can find a offer or a sale almost any time of the year.


Sunday Savings: Mother's Day Shopping!!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

FOTD: Cherry Blossom Inspired Makeup!

Hi Everyone!!

There are cherry blossoms blooming everywhere around where I live. I was inspired by the flowers and created this simple look.

FOTD: Cherry Blossom Inspired  Makeup!

FOTD: Cherry Blossom Inspired  Makeup!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper || Review and Swatches


Hi Everyone!!

For me, my makeup is incomplete if I don't line my eyes. My biggest makeup obsession is with eyeliners. I am always on the lookout for amazing eyeliners available in the market. Winged eyeliner looks great on Indian eyes. I love how a winged eyeliner instantly gives a retro Bollywood look which I adore. I wish I was born in that era but in that era I would not have Kat Von D eyeliner to achieve that. I fell in love with this eyeliner the very first time I used it. Keep reading to know why!!

 Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper || Review and Swatches

 Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper || Review and Swatches

Friday, May 2, 2014

Covergirl Haul || Sunday Savings Follow up!

Hi Everyone!!

I have another Sunday Savings Follow up for you. This week I bought a few things from Covergirl at Rite Aid. It is hard to find good deals on Covergirl. I have been observing since January and this is the best deal on the brand that I could find! This week Covergirl products are buy one get one 50% off. Also if you buy $30 or more of P&G products you will get $10 of +up rewards. You can do this deal once per wellness card! I think it is a pretty sweet deal as you are not forced to buy just makeup worth of $30, however I did :p ! Lets see what I bought and how much I saved...

Covergirl Haul || Sunday Savings Follow up!

NYX Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait || Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

Today I will be reviewing NYX butter gloss in Strawberry Parfait. I have a heard a lot of good things about this product and decided to give it a try. The packaging is really pretty which is another reason I was attracted to it. CVS now carries NYX, so you can easily access the brand if you live in USA. 

Do check out the review I posted on NYX Butter Gloss in the shade Creme Brulee by clicking HERE.

NYX Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait || Review and Swatches

NYX Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait || Review and Swatches

Thursday, May 1, 2014

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee || Review and Swatches

Hi Everyone!!

Today I am reviewing NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee. It is one of the most loved lip glosses from the drugstore. I really wanted to know what the fuss is all about. So I  picked up three colors, Creme Brulee (peachy nude), Peaches and Cream (peachy coral) & Strawberry Parfait (Fuschia Pink).

In this blog post I will be reviewing the NYX butter gloss in Creme Brulee. So without further adieu, let's dive into the review!

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee || Review and Swatches

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee || Review and Swatches

What NYX has to say about the lip gloss:

Description:
Buttery soft and silky smooth, our scrumptious new Butter Lip Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie—and makes your lips look downright luscious. Swipe it on alone or over your favorite lipstick for creamy sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips and is never sticky.

Performance
• What it is: It’s buttery lip gloss with a sweet scent that provides sheer to medium coverage on your lips without that sticky feeling.

• What it does: Provides nourishment with a flush of color on your lips giving you the perfect pout.

• Why we love it: Adore that it can be worn alone or over your favorite lipstick! It’s delicious and gorgeous at the same time.

Artist tips / Suggested use

• How to use: Apply on lips with the applicator included alone or over your favorite lipstick making your lips appear more voluptuous.

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee || Review and Swatches

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee || Review and Swatches

What I think about the product:

These lip glosses, true to their name, are very buttery in texture. The formula is buttery but not sticky.  In spite of being creamy, it does not feather out because the formula is pretty thick in consistency. The formula is very smooth and moisturizing and feels very comfortable. These glosses have no shimmer. It is very transferable and hence stays on the lips for about 4 hours only. The gloss has no staining effect what so ever. The formula has a sugary sweet bakery sort of scent to it. The scent is not intense and is not very detectable after applying on lips.

The color Creme Brulee is a peachy nude color. I think the color will look good on pretty much all skin colors. Pigmentation in my opinion is not good at all. It gives medium coverage. Since it is not opaque, it is comfortable for daily wear. People with lightly pigmented lips can absolutely wear it on its own and get the desired effect. However since I have darkly pigmented lips, the color does not show up much on my lips and gives only a natural shine. But when used with a lip liner or a lipstick underneath it gives a beautiful effect. Although moisturizing, light color does catch on to flaky patches on the lips, so exfoliating before hand would be a good idea.

The packaging is cute and reminds me of something a little girl would own. The packaging is colored all over. The tube though opaque, has the exact same color as the product inside. The applicator is a standard doe foot applicator with a slanted face which does a good job of application.

Pros: 
  • Buttery Formula
  • Moisturizing on the lips
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Does not feather
  • Affordable
Cons: 
  • Very Sheer
  • Not long lasting

Final Verdict: 3/5

Quick Facts:
Net Wt: 6.5 g / 0.23oz
Price: $5.99

Where to buy online:

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*****Disclaimer: I have bought this product myself and this is my honest review. The links mentioned are affiliate.*****

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