Saturday, July 31, 2010

HAppY fRienDshIp dAy!!!

Hey you guyz,
Howz your weekend going on?I had a gr8 day. This is just a quick post to wish you all a very HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY n hope you all have a gr8 day tomorrow...
NJOY!!
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Friday, July 30, 2010

:::TOTD:::

Blow dry your lash curler before curling your lashes...but don't get it superhot, You don't wanna burn the lashes.After curling you lashes let them cool for 30 secs and then apply mascara, let it dry again n if you wish, apply another coat.But remember, always curl your lashes before applying mascara, otherwise your lashes would stick to the curler and break, n we don't want that!
This would help to keep your lashes curled throughout the day and make your eyes look awake and beautiful...:)
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

:::HAUL:::


L'Oreal StudioLine hairspray
I saw this in a store and just couldn't resist it!! Lately, I have been shedding hairs like leaves in autumn..lolz...n I need anything I can get my hands on for faking the volume...he he!! (N also the Lakme hairspray I had was just so bad!)
Anyone used this??need some reviews..


LUSH


I have been wanting to try American Cream for the longest time & FINALLY got it...!!N also my fav Seanik...now my hair would be all soft n silky again...*sigh*


Ginger


I love the color of these tank tops...works gr8 for layering..



These are leggings in wonderful & fun colors..I love pairing colorful leggings with long tops..So, got these...PERFECTO!!



My current obsession!!! Cutting out sexy tops from oversized tees!!! I have already made 5 n lovin' them!!! Got the red and black one in medium size to try out Adam Saaks style n the green one in XXL to make it a loose halter top..hope it works out fine...


ZARA














I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything that I have got from ZARA...but my fav is the grey top with shoulder pads... IT LOOKS AMAZINGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!

Last weekend I went with my friends for some retail therapy as I had told you ppl already...and this is all I got (except for a few things that I had got earlier and was just too lazy to make the post..he he..!!)
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

:::TOTD:::

All of us love to paint our nails in different colors and designs but do you know excessive use of nail polish can cause yellowness of the nails(ok, may be some of you do know) and of course! We don't want that!!

So, today's tip is about how to keep your nails healthy n pink...
Always give your nails a day off in between of your nail color change if you can, it helps the nails to breathe n all.You should also use a base coat polish which you can find almost in any drugstore brand.It helps to protect the nails from that unhealthy yellowness and the next coat of color sticks to it and lasts longer!!
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gr8 kick start of the weEkenD!!!!

Hi ppl,

Howz your weekend going on??I had a wonderful Start...went shopping at Select Citywalk Mall today.It's my fav place to shop as all my fav brands are there...Mango, Promod, Zara, Forever New, Kazo, Lush, Aldo, Accessorize, etc. Went with my friends for some retail therapy to get my mind off the really hectic week I had been having lately.And it worked!!ha ha!!Shopping never fails me...I bought some stuffs from Zara and Lush, my all time favs.

Zara's sale was finally ON!!How in the world could I miss it???But ironically, all the things that I finally bought were all fresh arrivals..lol!!I love each and everything that I got, they are all SO pretty....I'll be uploading a haul soon.

I also got American Cream Conditioner, Seanik shampoo bar & shampoo bar tin from Lush.I'm gonna try them out for 2 weeks at least and then I'll post my honest and thorough review of them and also Ultimate Shine shampoo bar that I have now been using for over a month.

I also got the new Nivea pinkish boost lip balm. So far, I don't like it but still I'm gonna use it for a week before I completely reject it.



I'm gonna post more frequently now as I finally got net connection on my very own lappy...yAy!!Now I can finally start with makeup related posts, more product reviews, tutorials, etc.

Thanks for all your support ppl, it encourages me SOOO much to see my followers increasing every day...and even a single comment that you leave makes my day!! THANK YOU!!!!
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Friday, July 23, 2010

:::TOTD:::

Many of us suffer with the problem of falling eyelashes...the reason might be excessive use of bad quality mascaras, or pollution, or diet problems, or whatever...But I have a solution!!

Take a very small amount of Petroleum Jelly (I use Vaseline) and melt it by rubbing it between ur index finger and thumb and then hold your lashes in between and swipe as you would do with a mascara...Apply to both upper and lower lashes at night and go to sleep.In the morning when you would wake up and apply a mascara, it would go like *swoop*!!!
Petroleum Jelly moisturizes the lashes and strengthens it. Do it daily and you would notice the difference soon...
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TOTD **Tip Of The Day**

I got the idea of posting my own tips n tricks from a blog and I think it's an amazing idea!
There are thousands of tricks that i use everyday in my life, I might have got that idea from some blog, some friend or by myself...And now I'm gonna share all of it with u guyz...

The post would be called TOTD - *Tip Of The Day*

N'joy!!
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

:::OOTD:::








What I'm wearing:
Pewter Top - Groggy
Leggings - Some random store

I post a lott of OOTDs...ha ha!!
I'll try to post more reviews, makeup stuffs from now on...
Take care!
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

:::OOTD:::







What I'm wearing:
Top - Mango
Leggings - Some random store
Cape - Honey
Slip-ons - Carlton London

I was not sure before how this cape would look but I totally love how it turned out...what do u ppl think?
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:::HAUL:::


PROMOD
I love this vest, its the perfect piece to add bling to a casual outfit. It reminds me of Serena from Gossip Girl somehow and I really like her sense of style. I think I would pair this vest with skinny jeans and off-white tee for a casual day out...




PROMOD
This is my fav thing that I got, I wanted something like this for like many many years. Its sooo comfy and and the slim leather belt is just awesome. I would pair it with may be a skinny jeans or leggings, am not sure. Will definitely show you guys when I wear it.




MANGO
This is just a basic off-white top that I bought to wear with leggings. I even wore it to my college, I'll upload the pics of how I styled it in the next post sOoon...




MANGO
Its just a regular top that I bought for my casual outings. It's a very versatile color and I think I'll layer it over a red or may be green tube top.




FOREVER NEW
I love lOveee loVve lOVEeE & totally love the splash of color on this tOp, its so lovely.....!!! I have yet not thought that how will I wear it but let's see.... Could you plz suggest somthing...:)




HONEY
I have been wanting this in PURPLE color like For EvER..!!! But I never found one in my size, so I had bought the black cape that I'm wearing in the previous OOTD. As soon as I saw this, I just HADdd to get it..




HONEY
Its a very unique and different design.......its kinda sleeveless, backless, long form of cape...!!??!...if u knOw what I mean.. But still its very trendy and I got lots of compliments when I wore this to college the other day.




CARLTON LONDON
I got this coz my current everyday sandals were really wearing out...n I like to have something that would just go with almost any outfit as I don't have time to match my footwear in the morning...Its really comfy and I can go around whole day without any feet-ache!how AWESOME is that!!!




THE BODY SHOP
This was recommended by a girl in some blog I read a few days back and I needed something for body exfoliation so I got this....I used it with Lush's Honey, I washed the kids soap and OMG!! this made it smell even more heavenly and after I came out of the bath, my skin was super soft n exfoliated...I deffo recommend this...

Hope you liked my shopping...lemme know if you did!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

:::OOTD:::





What I'm wearing:
Top- Street Market
Cape- Honey
Denims- Kazo

Hey guys n gals, how was your weekend?
I had a lovely time.....SHOPPING!!!!!!!! My wonderful mom gave me some some extra cash to shop as it's sale season going on n she knows m a bigg SHOPAHOLIC...he he!!
So, the next post is going to be the HAUL POST!! M so excited...hope you all like what I got...:)
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

:::OOTD:::







What I'm wearing:
Top - ZARA
Leggings - Custom-made Designer Piece
Tubetop - Honey


I love this top's color....it's so vibrant!! I wore this outfit to college and got many compliments, especially about the leggings. I LOVE lOve lOVE itttt!!!!
Hope you all like it :-@)
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LUSH Cleansers....the word is AWESOME!!!

My college reopened today after 2 months summer break....Frankly, it's a relief coz I don't have to go to office anymore!!

Anyways, today I'm gonna talk about Lush Cleansers. But before that, for those who are not aware of Lush, its a company that sells fresh handmade cosmetics, does not test on animals, uses recycling process for their packaging, uses no or very lil preservatives & uses 100% natural organic ingredients in their products. I personally like the fact that they mention all the ingredients on the products and you actually know what you are putting on your face and it's not like some weird chemicals you know nothing about.

So, if you wanna start using Lush, the first thing you should try in my opinion is their cleanser that suits your skin type. Lush has plenty of cleansers to offer for every skin type and they all are fabulous. These cleansers have done some amazing skin transformation work across the world and for me too of course!

I have used Aqua Marina Cleanser, Mask of Magnaminty, Angels On Bare Skin and Ocean Salt .These all are like totally AWESOME!!!!So, I’m gonna review the ones that I’ve used and m gonna tell you what I think of them….Hope you find this of help…:)



AQUA MARINA


Ingredients-

  • Glycerine,
  • Calamine Powder,
  • Kaolin,
  • Irish Moss Infusion
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Sea Salt
  • Nori Seaweed
  • Sweet Orange Oil
  • Patchouli Oil
  • Carrageenan


Price:
INDIA - Rs.585(100gm)
USA - $10.50(3.5oz)
UK - £5.50(100gm)

This was the first cleanser that I bought from Lush. I was just hanging out in the mall with a friend…Btw, he had got me my first Lush product – Honey, I washed the kids soap…but we’ll talk about that later…Well, what the heck! It’s the yummiest soap ever!!!I love love love it!!he he….it’s hard not to mention that. Anyways, so I passed Lush and just thought of trying something as I have read about it’s products in like hundreds of blogs. Once entering the shop, I was overwhelmed by the smells...but not in a bad way and also the products, there were so many of them!!!I couldn’t decide what to try. So, the SA came to my rescue and suggested me to try their cleanser. She showed me Aqua Marina and also demonstrated how to use it on my hand, she was really sweet. I was not sure as I couldn’t see very striking difference but anyhow I bought it just to give it a chance and OMG am I thankful I did that!

And just so you know, it isn’t any good at removing makeup, but works great as a facewash & it DOES smell a little funky but my complexion started to even out in a few days once I started using it. It was fascinating. After using it for a month, my skin was in the best condition since like EVER!! And it also removes sun tanning, so that was the best part for me :)

This cleanser is basically meant for sensitive skin but anyone can try it, it doesn’t make oily skin more oily, or dry skin more dry….it’s just soothing. As you can see in the picture, I’m almost out of it, but I would be purchasing it again to use as a morning facewash.


How to use - It is not your conventional cleanser, it comes in solid form and you have to just take a pea size amount in your palm and mix it with a very little water enough to transform it into a paste like consistency….and then apply it on your face. But this is not the way I use it coz this way, a lot of products leaks down the sink. So, what I would suggest is – wet your face, take a pea size amount of the cleanser and rub it directly on your face. It will start to melt in the water and you would feel as if you are applying milk on your face…very soothing. Massage it for 2 mins and then rinse it off. Very easy!


Overall, I would really recommend it to ppl who have sensitive skin and also to those ppl who don’t wanna take any risk and to those who just need a good value face wash.


MASK OF MAGNAMINTY



Ingredients-

  • Bentonite Gel,
  • Kaolin,
  • Honey
  • Ground Aduki Beans
  • Glycerine,
  • Evening Primrose Seeds
  • Peppermint Oil
  • African Marigold Oil
  • Vanilla Absolute


Price:

INDIA – Rs.420(125 gm), Rs.850(315 gm)

USA - $11.55(4.4oz), $20.45(11.1oz)

UK – £4.25(125gm), £7.50(315gm)

I actually wanted to buy a face mask but since all of them have a shelf life of just 2 weeks & they need to be kept in refrigerators, I was like nuh-uh! I’m not gonna waste my money for 2 weeks goodness & also coz I live in a PG and can’t leave costly facemasks in the refrigerator. So, the SA came to my rescue (AGAIN!) and suggested me this mask which is basically a cleanser. I liked it’s smell, very pepperminty and thought it would feel good on skin especially in this hot summer. So, I got the bigger pot. As soon as I reached home I cleaned my face and slathered it on…ahhhhhh!!! It felt so cool on the skin…the consistency is a bit thicker than you would expect but that didn’t cause any problem to me. It also has aduki beans to exfoliate which I love. And oooh oooh! it gets rid of those nasty blackheads!! After using it, your face will look cleaner and brighter.


How to use – You just slather it on your face and let it dry for 20 minutes and when you have to wash it off, wet your magnaminty face and scrub gently for 5 mins and then just wash it off completely. It is a lil messy though, so better do it in the shower.


Overall, I would recommend this product for summers, keep it in the fridge and then when you use it, you will forget all about the heat…at least your face will!!


ANGELS ON BARE SKIN



Ingredients –

  • Ground Almonds
  • Glycerine,
  • Kaolin,
  • Water
  • Lavender Oil
  • Rose Absolute
  • Lavender Flowers

Price:

INDIA – Rs.585(100gm)

USA - $10.95(3.5oz)

UK – £5.50(100gm)

This one is THE most amazing cleanser I’ve found till date. I visited the store to get my sister a cleanser and came across this. The SA demonstrated it on my hand & OMG! The results were very strikingly clear!!!!I loved it so much that I kept it for myself (he he). You can see the difference with this one in just one use. It also has tiny scrubby bits in it and dry lavender flowers. And it smells wonderful…kinda lavender-y, I love the smell of it. It is perfect for everyday use as it scrubs very mildly and it leaves your skin beautifully moisturized and smelling lovely. It is basically for dry skin but I have combination skin and it works great for me and a friend of mine tried it who has oily skin and she liked it too…so go ahead ppl, do not deprive your face of this lavender-y goodness…It’s totally worth the money. I use it every night and I am now a proud owner of wonderful lush skin :)

How to use – Just take a double pea size amount in your palm and add a very little water to it and mix till it gets in a paste consistency. You might have to squish it, rub it and all, but eventually you’ll get the hang of it. Rub this paste on you face and massage for 2 mins, you can massage more if you have the time…the longer, the better. You can also leave it as a mask on your face for like 10 mins or so, I do that sometimes and it works great. Wash it off with warm water preferably and pat dry. THERE! You have an amazingly moisturized skin!!(but don’t forget to tone and moisturize properly….REMEMBER – Cleanse.Tone.Moisturize.Daily)


Overall, I love this product, go buy it!!!!!


OCEAN SALT



Ingredients –

  • Fine Sea Salt
  • Fresh Grapefruit Infusion
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Stearic Acid
  • Fresh Lime Extracted in Vodka
  • Fresh Avocado Butter
  • Coconut Fat
  • Lime Oil
  • Seaweed Absolute
  • Violet Leaf Absolute
  • Glycerine

Price:

INDIA- Rs.860(120gm), Rs.1480(250gm)

USA - $19.95(4.2oz), $34.95(8.8oz)

UK – £6.10(120gm), £11.20(250gm)


This scrub cleanser is one of the BEST SELLERS as I gathered from internet(various reviews & posts) and it deserves that appreciation as I gathered from my own experience! Oh c’mon! what’s not to love – Lime! Coarse as well as Fine Sea Salt!! Vodka!!!One glance at the ingredients and I was sold!!Had to buy it you see….(vodka on my face…**giggles**). UH-MAY-ZING product!!!!!!!!

And yeah! yet again it is suitable for all skin types (except for extremely sensitive skin and skin with breakouts and pimples – may be too harsh for them), normal to dry skin ppl can use it twice or thrice a week & oily skin ppl can use it daily(Lucky You!). It softens the skin while slaying off that dead skin off your face and makes it glow beautifully. Though it could be a bit harsh so don’t go on rubbing all the way….just massage it in gently as you would do with a moisturizer.

It comes in two sizes, I got the smaller pot coz I felt that is enough to use on the face and it really goes a loooong way. If you wanna use it as a body scrub too then the bigger pot would be your pick.


How to use - First of all, before starting to use it you have to mix the whole scrub to get a gooey white paste, you can use a spatula or a spoon to do it. When I first used it on my face, the coarse sea salt just kept falling off my face and a lot of product got wasted, I guess the consistency is not thick enough to hold the big pieces in. So, I tried mixing it with AOBS (angels on bare skin) in 50:50 ratio. First I made the AOBS paste and then I scooped out an equal quantity of Ocean Salt and mixed both of them together and then used it on my face, it might get into your mouth so be careful with that, tastes salty…but the results were just WOW!!I had the most glowing complexion ever!! I use it thrice a week and I love it…I would recommend using it before you go out to party or something and yeah! Be ready to count the compliments…!!!


Overall, I would repurchase this product forever and would recommend you do the same….Pamper your skin!


So, that’s about it for Lush Cleansers. There are many more cleansers that Lush offer but I just reviewed the ones I’ve used. You can check out their website for more if you’re interested. You won’t be let down. Hope this post helped you ppl coz it took me almost 2 hrs to write it! Ah, you guys deserve it… Njoy!!

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