Jun 30, 2014

L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H - Espresso (173) - Review, Swatch, FOTD, Photos

L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H Espresso 173 Review Swatch FOTD Photos
Wearing L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer Eyeliner in Espresso along my lashline and waterline.

L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liners have been around for a while now, but for some reason, I have never bothered trying these out before.  It's always been the Maybelline Gel liners for me.  It was only when my local Target ran out of Maybelline liners that I was finally forced to buy this L'Oreal version.  Of course, as it usually happens with most of my late discoveries, this is my current favorite eyeliner, and probably even one of my all-time favorites!  Scroll on for photos, swatches, and more.

Jun 29, 2014

Ralph Lauren Romance Eau de Parfum Spray

Fragrance Review - Ralph Lauren Romance Perfume Spray for Women
Ralph Lauren Romance Eau de Parfum Spray

The women's fragrance that evokes the timeless essence of falling in love.  Discover the sensual essence of velvety woods, extravagant florals, and seductive musk.
Fragrance Notes:  Sungoddess Rose, Marigold, Ginger, Chamomile Oil, Yellow Freesia, White Violet, Lotus Flower, Day Lily, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Musk.
Style:  A timeless scent for all seasons.

Jun 27, 2014

NARS Eyeshadow (Singles) Swatches

NARS Eyeshadows Singles Swatches - Matte Shimmer Night Series
NARS Eyeshadow Singles

NARS seems to be a brand that is synonymous with blushes - rather, one blush - but my favorites from the brand would be the eyeshadows.  I have a bunch of single eyeshadows as well as a few duos, most of which are among my favorites.  I haven't tried the recently launched Dual Intensity eyeshadows yet, and I amn't too keen on giving those a try either - haven't had much luck with wet-dry formulations so far.  The older single NARS eyeshadows, though, I can't get enough of.  I swatched these some time back, and while this does help me with when I want to buy online, I do think the texture is something you just have to go to a counter to try.   That said, scroll on for swatches on my darker Indian skin tone.

On My Nails Today: Pink Champagne on Lies

Maybelline Glitter Mania Pink Champagne Lavender Lies Color Show Nail Polish Manicure

Maybelline India recently added in some new colors to their Color Show nail polish range - Glitter Mania.  As the name suggests, these polishes are pure glitter, a mix of fine and larger chunks, and give a textured finish to the nails.  I got to try out one of the Glitter Mania shades, Pink Champagne.  This is a lovely soft shimmery rose shade that looks beautiful on it's own and also works well paired with other shades from the Color Show range.  I used a creamy lavender from the regular ColorShow range - Lavender Lies - and tried a simple tape manicure.  Scroll on for an easy how-to.

Jun 26, 2014

An Easy Daytime/Neutral Brown Smokey Eye

Easy Brown Smokey Eyes - Daytime Neutral - Makeup Tutorial
An easy soft brown smokey eye for the day.

I have had pretty limited options for the past few days as far as makeup goes - not by choice, of course.  I am trying to get everything organized and arranged neatly (err..so far, not working out), and to avoid having everything strewn about on the floor, I have been using the same few products over and over again.  A basic brown eyeliner (L'Oreal Gel Eyeliner in Brown) and a neutral eyeshadow quad (Avon Chocolate Sensation eyeshadow quad) have been the staples.  Both of these products are my idea of perfect neutrals, neither too warm nor really cool toned, and with the just the right amount of matte and shimmer mixed in.  Today's makeup look uses these basics and is an easy soft brown smokey eye that would work well for the day.  Here's what I used:

Jun 13, 2014

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter

TBS Satsuma Body Butter - Review
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter ($20)

This rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin.  It melts straight in to the skin giving 24-hour hydration and leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.  Contains Community Fair Trade shea butter and smells of fresh satsuma. Great for normal to dry skin.

MAC Uninterrupted Pro Longwear Eyeshadow - Photos, Swatch, Review, FOTD

MAC Uninterrupted Eyeshadow - Prolongwear - Swatch Review Photos FOTD
MAC Pro Longwear Eyeshadow - Uninterrupted ($21)

MAC products seem to get a lot of love from the makeup blogging world, and I have to confess a lot of times I find all the rave reviews floating around a bit overwhelming.  It took me a while to actually check out products at MAC counters, but over time, I have found quite a few gems in the brand.  MAC Uninterrupted is one such find and definitely one of my favorite eyeshadows.

Jun 9, 2014

Maybelline Colossal Kohl Turquoise - Photos, Swatches, Review, FOTD

Maybelline India Colossal Kohl Turquoise Swatches Review Photos FOTD
Wearing Maybelline Colossal Kajal in Turquoise

Most Indian girls consider kohl - or kajal - a makeup must-have, and there are quite a lot of options for black eyeliner in the Indian market.  Maybelline's Colossal Kajal is one such truly black liner, and buoyed perhaps by the success of the black liner, Maybelline India recently launched a colored version of the same - Colossal Kajal in Turquoise.  I got my hands on one of these, thanks to the folks at Maybelline India, and here's a look at how this fares with my testing :P