Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Red Lips For Christmas: My Picks

 It's practically Christmas, you guys! I'm super excited. And Christmas for me=red lipstick.  So here are my top picks for perfect red lips on Christmas (or New Year's, or whenever, really).

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas Outfit Ideas for 2013

  Aaand, it's that time of the year again when I share with you guys a few outfit ideas that I think will be great to wear to a Christmas party. This is literally the only blog tradition I have, so I thought I might as well keep up with it. I've done one of these in 2011 as well as in 2012, so you can check those out too, but here's the third installment, my outfit ideas for Christmas 2013.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

This Week: Revlon Red Hot Tamale

 Since I'm all about the festive season, I decided I wanted to do Christmas nails throughout this month. I wrote about my favourite picks of nail polish for this season in my Christmastime Nails post. Revlon's Red Hot Tamale is the first one I mentioned in that post, and turns out, the first one I decided to put on my nails, too.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

November Favourites 2013

 November has passed us by and it's time for yet another favourites post. That was quick, wasn't it? We're in DECEMBER. Here are the bunch of products that I have enjoyed using throughout the month of November.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmastime Nails: My Top Five

    It is officially December, and hence, Christmas season, and HENCE my free license to write Christmas related posts. And I'm going to enjoy every minute of it, you can bet on that. So let's kick start the season with Christmas appropriate nails, yeah?

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Disappointing Products #1

 Every now and again, I come across a product that hasn't worked for me and was an overall disappointing experience to use it up. I haven't ever done one of these posts, so here's my first go at it. Here are five products that I have regretted purchasing for various reasons.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Fashion and Makeup Haul: Forever 21 (overload), Zara and More

 You may not be able to tell, but this is my 100th post on this blog and to say the least, I have come a long way. So I decided that I wanted to do something extra special for this post. So here's a little surprise.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Product Love: Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil in Solid Black- Review

  Review time! I haven't done a review in a long, long time. But this product definitely deserved an entire post dedicated to it. So here we are. Let me introduce you to my new favourite eye product -the Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil in Solid Black.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Products I've Used Up #2

 Time for another Products I've Used Up post. The last one I did was back in April! So here's the second installment.

Friday, 8 November 2013

October Favourites 2013

 October is one of my absolute favourite months of the year. Mostly because it's my birthday month. Secondly, because it's so close to Christmas. And I love Christmas.
 So here are my favourite products and other things from the month of October.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

OOTN: What I Wore To My Birthday Dinner

 I turned nineteen on the 29th of October this year, which was very exciting, but crazy too, because I honestly can't believe I've come this far. It's insane.
 But anyway, here's what I wore to my birthday dinner -outfit and makeup!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Maybelline Bold Matte Lipsticks in MAT1 and MAT3: Review+Swatches

   Bright lipsticks have always fascinated me. But whenever I pick a bold lipstick, I prefer it to be matte. And bright+matte has definitely become my thing over time. Which is why, when Maybelline released their Bold Matte Lipsticks, I couldn't have been more excited. I literally wanted to buy all five of them.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Easy, Wearable Trend for Fall/Winter 2013

 I can finally feel the humidity in the air start to drop and maybe not outside, but at least indoors, the heat has sobered down. I like this, and hopefully, in less than a month now, it'll be wintertime for Mumbai.
 So, here are my favourite trends for this season that I think are wearable and appropriate whether you live in a place that gets super chilly or someplace that doesn't require too many layers.

Friday, 18 October 2013

September Favourites '13

 I do realize that we're practically halfway through October and this favourites post is super late. But I thought I'd do one anyway, mostly because I haven't done one of these in a while. When was my last favourites post? May, I think. A lot has changed since then, is all I can say.

Monday, 14 October 2013

This Week: Revlon Enchanted

 So it's supposed to be 'fall' but unfortunately all we get here is either sickly hot weather or annoying rain. (I CANNOT wait for November) Therefore I decided, why not keep the summer theme on my nails going for a bit longer? And hence, here we are!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

New Love: Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

 I'm a HUGE mascara lover and I had heard so many good things about Maybelline's The Falsies that when it released in India, I was afraid to buy it because I thought it would let me down. When I finally did  come around to buying it (I mentioned it in my haul here), and gave it a few tries, I fell in love with it! It is better than amazing. Period.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Makeup and Skincare Haul

This post is long, long overdue. I'm sorry about being MIA for this long. I've just been super busy with college and everything, and let my blog bear the brunt. But I'm back! And here is a bunch of things I bought, quite a while ago now, so I've actually tried out most of this stuff. But here is the haul, anyway.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Instagram #1

  I decided to personalize my blog a wee bit more and share my Instagrams with you guys. This is, obviously, my first go at this, so let's see how far I can keep up!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

My Go-to Black, Smudgy Eye

  The monsoons have hit Mumbai and it's so hard to look half as decent as you do in the cooler months of the year. My clothing options are limited, my hair goes frizzy and my makeup goes on a full-on smudge mode. In the most unflattering way possible. The humidity kills everything. So I decided that since everything on my eyes is going to smudge anyway, why not do the deed myself and smudge it strategically? So here's what I came up with.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 111: The Perfect Red?

   I've always wanted to try the Rimmel Kate Moss line of lipsticks, so when I was gifted this particular one, I was really happy. I've just heard so many good things about this range and it intrigued me to see if it would really live up to it's reputation. And I must admit, I loved it.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Nyass's New Line of Delicious Soaps

  There's something super appealing about bath/shower products, isn't there? But they're usually priced so ridiculously, you almost don't want to use them. Which is why Nyassa's new line of soaps are a really exciting release.
 They have 28 new soap releases in some of the coolest fragrances including Cafe Noir, Mandarin Citrus, Under the Ocean and Alphonso. I was sent the Alphonso* and Shea Butter* soaps to try out.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

This Week: Nail Art For The Messy Girl

 I'm not one to sport fancy nail art, but every now and then I like to try something new. I obviously have my conditions when it comes to this type of thing. Number one, it has to be easy and not time consuming. Number two, the tools used should be simple. And number three, it should look all right even if it's super messy and not uniform at all. 
 So here's what I came up with!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

My May Favourites 2013

  I skipped a favourites post last month, so I wanted to make sure I put one up this month. I don't have too  many favourites from May, but I've got some good ones, I think.
 So here we go!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Forever 21 Finally Opens in Mumbai: Pictures and What I Thought

 Let's start with the first thing I noticed about the fabulous Forever 21 store at Infiniti Mall in Malad -it was the mannequins on display with drool worthy clothes on. The second? The number of people breathing in that place. It was a mess. Doesn't mean it wasn't fabulous. To be quite honest, it was heaven in there.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

This Week: Revlon Pink Chiffon

 Revlon's Pink Chiffon is one of my absolute favourite nail polishes this season. It's a super pretty milky, baby pink colour. I had mentioned it in my spring nail polish post and it was my favourite of the lot.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Twin Liebster Blog Award

 I've received the Liebster blog award a bunch of times, but I've always shied away from answering questions that are a bit too personal. But finally when Georgia from BeautyInsideArt tagged me, I decided, um, why not? 
 So here you go. This is me, everyone. Up close and personal.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

The Perfect Base? My Current Favourite Face Products

 I have come to realize that no matter how much or how little eye or lip makeup you wear, if your skin looks great, you look great. Which is why I decided to go ahead and get myself some good face makeup.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

My Favourite Cleansers

  I'm not a skincare person. I'm too lazy to even moisturize my skin everyday (I try my best, though!). But cleansing my skin has always been something I have given high priority to. And I've been testing out so many different ones -foaming, non foaming, mild, strong, etc. And I have finally concluded that these are the three cleansers I love. As of now, anyway.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

My Travel Makeup Bag | May 2013

 If you've noticed my lack of posts recently, it's because I've been out on vacation. But I'm back now and here's a look at the makeup I took along with me which is literally all I've been wearing on my face for the past couple of weeks.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

This Week: Pastel Disco Ball Nails

 As you can probably tell from my recent posts, I have been more than a little obsessed with pastels for this season. Especially pastel nails. I think they're so pretty. So here's a way to spice up a simple, pretty pastel nail polish and make it even more fun.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Products I've Used Up #1

  Empties posts are one of my favourites because they're like mini reviews of multiple products, but full proof ones. Which is why I've had a little bag sitting in the corner of my room for a few weeks now and every product that I go through gets tossed into it. I've finally accumulated enough for my first Empties post. So, here we go:

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Trends I'm Loving + Outfit Ideas! (Spring '13)

 I thought I'd go a little old school today, and write about trends I've been loving like I used to, back when I only blogged about fashion. These are basically bits and pieces that I've been keeping an eye out for when I've been out shopping.

Crop Tops, High Waisted Skirts and Circular Sunglasses 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in 01 Black: Review

 I'm a big black eyeliner person. I love how a tiny bit of eyeliner can pull an entire look together. I think I have tested out most types of eyeliner -liquid, gel, pencil, powder, etc -and I can't pick and choose which type I like best. I think they all look different and I choose based on what I want my eyeliner to look like on that particular day.
 So here's the only gel eyeliner I have tried -the very popular one from Maybelline's Eyestudio range.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

GFC is closing down? Here's what you need to do:

 You probably heard this a million times, but Google Friend Connect is closing down (by July, I hear?) and something needed to be done.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

My March Favourites '13

 Another month has gone by and it's time for a favourites post! So here are my favourites for the month of March:

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Ready For Spring: Pastel Nails

 I think pastels are so elegant and classy -whether in your clothes, shoes or nails. Anywhere, really. They are bright colours sobered down to sophistication. Which is why I'm going to be sporting them a whole lot this season.
 So here are my top three picks for pastel nail polish.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Faces Eyeshadow in FES272 (An Olive Green, in simple words)

 I've been getting into using eyeshadow and I'm definitely a neutral eyeshadow girl. I love my browns and blacks and golds. But colour? Not so much.
 However, I still wanted to experiment with a little bit of colour and I've heard that the easiest way to wear coloured eyeshadow, is wearing olive green. It's green, yet so wearable.
 Before I start, let me put it out there, that I am aware of the fact that FES272 is a rather odd name for an eyeshadow. But I honestly couldn't figure out what else it could possibly be.
 Moving on...

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Ready For Spring: Blue Nail Polish

 My favourite season has gone by, but now it's time for spring. We don't really have a spring out here in Mumbai, so I would say we're at summer already, but let's just call it spring for now.
 Since spring is all about bright colours and the like, I love experimenting with bright nail polish. I'm probably going to venture out into the world of bright lipstick, too, this season. Since I'm not one to wear very colourful clothing, this kind of stuff is really fun.
 So anyway, I decided to share with you guys four blue nail polishes from my collection.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

OOTN: A Casual Night Out

 I haven't done any outfit posts in a while so I thought i might as well do one. So here's what I wore on a casual dinner thing -nothing special, really. But I liked how it looked. Here's what I'm wearing:

Friday, 8 March 2013

My February Favourites '13

 I do realize that we're practically halfway through March and a February Favourites will be a tad bit too irrelevant, BUT, I'm going to do one anyway.
 First of all, I don't have too many favourites this month. I've been loving pretty much the exact same things as last month as far as products go. But here are a few new extra bits and pieces of February.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Skin Things: Testing it Out

  I feel like with an obsession with makeup comes an extra need to take care of your skin. And honestly, I never did anything to take care of my skin -I don't have any kind of routine and I'm not happy with it. So I decided to start now. I mean, I don't want to be using a million things on my skin, but at least the bare minimum. So here's a few of the products I'm testing out right now.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Golden Shimmer: What's on My Eyes

 I wanted to wear something really shimmery, yet neutral for this wedding party I attended recently. So I just played around with a couple of products and this is what I ended up with.
 Here's what I used:

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

This Week: OPI Big Apple Red

 I've been meaning to try OPI nail polishes from a long time now and I finally got to when this little guy showed up in my Vellvette Box.
 OPI's Big Apple Red is a gorgeous, true red that leans towards cooler tones. I've always been a fan of red nail polish so this excited me quite a bit.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

All About Books: Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

  I thought it was only right if this blog represented everything I love -which includes makeup, skincare, haircare and books. Of course, there is a lot of other things I love, too, but books and reading are such a big part of my life. Hence, this new series of posts you can look forward to (if you are a reader): All About Books. I'll review books, tell you what I've been reading, have book hauls, and do whatever other book-related things I can do.
 I haven't had much time to read since this year began, but one book I finished was Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr from the Wicked Lovely series. And here's what I think about it:

Saturday, 2 February 2013

My January Favourites '13

 I love reading about/watching people's monthly favourites. Therefore, one of the things I planned for 2013 was to start doing monthly favourites posts. Because they are fun, and I wanted to do them.
 January has been quite a dull month for me with respect to trying out new products. Especially in the makeup department. I haven't purchased anything new, or don't remember, anyway. So these are the bunch of things that I've actually used and loved using throughout the month. I hope you're sitting down with popcorn for this nice, lengthy post.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

What's in my January Vellvette Box?

 I've always wanted to try one of these subscription boxes out and all the ones that came to India were ridiculously priced. So when I came across Vellvette Box which offered fewer products, but was more decently priced, I decided that I need to at least give it one go. Therefore, I ordered the January box using the one month subscription (I wanted to test it before I commit to three months or more, even though I know they are cheaper that way).

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

This Week: Faces Nail Polish in Ultramarine Blue

 There was a phase in my life, maybe a year or two ago, where I only wore blue nail polish.Different shades of blue, but blue nonetheless. Then of course I had the black nail polish phase and the bright red nails phase. My most recent was the nude nails phase. I'm still not sure if I'm over that. 
 Now I'm trying to expand my collection to contain a variety of colours. When I saw this blue, I thought back to the time I was all about blue nail polish. And you know what? I'm still a fan.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Twin OOTDs: Winter Blacks and Grays

 My cousin and I like to dress alike every once in a while. It may sound absurd, but we've been doing it for years. We do it very rarely now, but it's still fun! So here's a twin outfit of the day for you.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow: Review

 It has been getting quite chilly out here in Mumbai and my skin tends to get super dry. I need a lotion that I can pile on, won't get greasy and will smell good, too. So here's my favourite product for these amazingly dry winters.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Forever 21 in Mumbai!

 Why isn't anyone else talking about this? Or is this old news that I just happened to have missed? Whatever the reason for my absolute ignorance may be, when I saw that poster, I was beyond excited. I mean, Forever 21 finally in Mumbai! I cannot wait.