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Friday, December 30, 2011

12% OFF at Healthkart.com till 31 Dec 2011

Girls www.healthkart.com is offering 12% Site wide Off  till 31s Dec 2011. Use coupon code NEWYEAR12

You can use referral coupon code POOJA9PQ7A9EB93 to get Rs 100/- off on your first purchase at Healthkart.com



Thursday, December 29, 2011

How to spot fake Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

It’s not original, if it’s not Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly”
Is your skin feeling dry even after applying Vaseline Petroleum jelly? Does it leave your skin looking rough and bruised? So are you using the original Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly? Nowadays the market is flooded with cheap products that look like the original Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly and are available at cheaper prices. But these moisturizers only last for a short time, making the skin drier which can cause more harm than good to your skin

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Violetbag.com New Year Offer

Additional 5% off your beauty bill!

Pep up the last week of 2011 with VioletBag.com as it offers an incredible 5% discount on already discounted cosmetics, fragrances and beauty products on our website. There has never been a better time to bring all those beauty resolutions into action!
With an offer that you really cannot afford to miss, load up your bag with as many products as you wish. Hurry up! Offer valid till December 31, 2011.
Voucher Code: 2012

GUESS THE LIPGLOSS SHADE

Hey Girls, hope you are all enjoying the holiday season! 'Guess the shade' is back & this time you need to guess which Inglot Lip gloss/Lip paint duo number I'm wearing.

Hint-Its been reviewed here before!

So go on & take a guess :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dance of the Peacock-Bridal Eye Makeup contest entry by Nitya

Dance of the Peacock - is a colorful look which combines bright blue and green without looking too over the top. This look can be paired with similar colored Lehngas /Saree with either gold or silver embellishment.
   

Lipstick suggestion: since the eyes are quite heavy and dramatic, it's better to go with nude lips. But this being a wedding look, nude lips might look too washed out and won't photograph well. Hence, I'd recommend glossy shimmery light pink lips. (Maybelline colorsensational lipstick in Warm me up + Bourjois 3D effect gloss in no.63)
  

New Year Party Dress Ideas

Its the time to don your dancing shoes girls and party all night long-Its the time for the Biggest party of the Season-The New Year Party!

So if you are still wondering what to wear to the Big Bash fret not, here are some of the Seasons hottest dresses for the Big Night out.

If your are a LBD (Little Black Dress) fan, then how about jazzing up this wardrobe classic, try a satin silk LBD or spice up your LBD with a bold Red satin ribbon and swarowski crystals.
Else you can turn up the Glam quotient a couple of notches with this sexy Neiman Marcus beige dress with black lace layering.


Time to bring the Sexy Back-To show off your fab figure and sexy back wear a dress with interesting cut -away / patterns on the back of a sexy LBD.


Black too straight & boring for you then try Corals from  bright hot corals to soft muted muted peachy corals, this is the most gorgeous girly color,to keep your mans eye firmly fixed on you all night long!

Try strapless or one shouldered dresses with surface ornamentation, side ruffles or feminine drapes



Sunday, December 25, 2011

'The Hawaiian Bride' Eye Makeup by Ansh

The Hawaiian Bide Eye Makeup
This eye look is light, fresh and apt for day time weddings involving a beach and some purple flowers!



Friday, December 23, 2011

Stylecraze Big Bang Year End Sale Alert

Girls, Hurry & stock up on your makeup favorites, Stylecraze.com is offering FLAT 30% of NYX, 20% Off on Faces & Orly, 15% off on Bourjois & Max Factor.


You can get Extra 5% Discount on NYX cosmetics-Use coupon code nyx 5


The Sultry Bride Eyemakeup look and detailed tutorial by Nitya

Bridal Look : The Sultry Bride by Nitya

This look is a very sexy bridal smokey eye without looking too heavy. This looks very sultry and uses the versatile colors of gold and black so it can be paired with any colored lehanga/saree as long as the embellishments on those are gold/dull gold.

This look is very versatile and would easily go with very traditional outfits as well as stylish contemporary looks. I personally see this being paired with a red and gold outfit (the traditional Indian wedding colors)


Lipstick suggestion: Matte red lips. Even though it's a smokey eye, being a bridal look wearing matte red lipstick will go wonderfully well with this especially when paired with a red bindi how I've showed here. Again this will look best with a red and gold outfit. (Inglot lip crayon in no.21)

Products used:


Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Launch Pond’s Active Moisture

Pond’s launches a new wonder moisturizer 
Pond’s Active Moisture
Revitalizing 24 hr Moisturiser with Active moisture lock technologyTM

Generations of women have trusted Pond’s for simple yet effective skin care products, each designed to make skin look youthfully soft and beautifully supple. Over the years, the heritage Pond’s Moisturizing Cold Cream has become not only a part of every woman’s skincare regime but also a beauty staple for many celebrities. From international pop sensation Kylie Minogue to our very own Bollywood diva Malaika Arora Khan, many celebrities have given credit to Ponds Moisturizing Cold Cream for their ageless flawless skin.

With a unique understanding of women’s skin care needs, Pond’s now brings to you the new POND’S ACTIVE MOISTURE – a revitalizing 24 hr moisturiser with Active moisture lock technologyTM. Formulated by the Pond’s Institute, new Pond’s Active Moisture is an easy-to-use all-day skincare solution for today’s woman and is suitable for all skin types.

Winter Dryness robs your skin of Moisture, and makes it look dull and lifeless. The new Pond’s Active Moisture is rich with hydrating agents and contains a combination of humectants and emollients, which effectively lock the moisture deep within the skin layers through its Active moisture lock technologyTM.
The Emollients act as locking agents that lubricate and help lock-in natural moisture from skin. Suitable for all skin types, this new beauty formulation nourishes your skin to the deepest layer, leaving it vibrant and healthy all day long!

This wonder product is now available at Rs. 120/- for 50 gms, in all leading outlets across India.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MAC and Iris Apfel Limited edition collection

After doing the interior decorations in the White House for 9 US Presidents, philanthropy, art exhibitions what does a 90 year old Style Icon do next?
'Launch a limited edition MAC collection' obviously!

And no there should not be any shy muted boring shades in the collection, it needs to be inspired by bold Rara Avis (Rare Bird) and be as vivid as possible.

Say Hello to Iris Apfel inspired MAC's latest limited edition collection
About this collection MAC says "A colour collection inspired by a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time, Mrs. Iris Apfel. Subject of her own exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and larger-than-life star, Apfel boldly mixed flea market finds with haute couture decades before doing it was considered de rigueur. M·A·C presents Lipsticks, Beauty Powder and Eye Shadows with as much fabulous flair and joie de vivre as the woman who helped create it."
 
The collection will contain 20 products nail enamels , bright neon lipsticks, single eyeshadow in matte, satin and velvet finish, brow pencil and lip liners, mascara and a pressed powder.

Girls what do you think about the collection? I'm super tempted by those super bold lipsticks, If this lady can rock it at 90 I think we young-lings should take inspiration!

CHERRYCULTURE 25% SALE ON SALE ALERT

Girls Cherryculture is offering Flat 25% OFF on all the SALE items, make most of this awesome sale on sale
Click here to Shop Use voucher code SNS 25 at check out



Celebrity Doppelgänger or separated at birth?

Celebs spend zillions of bucks to look unique, but what is makeup / styling / nose jobs leave them looking alike? Check out these celeb doppelgangers who look like they were separated at birth!

Ke$ha & Blake Lively-both sport the same surly smiles!

image source-tmz.com

Lisa Haydon & Angelina Jolie- Both gorgeous divas sport the signature pouty trout lips


Monday, December 19, 2011

MAC RUBY WOO- TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY?

My quest for the perfect red lipstick has been on for a while now and today I decided to finally pick a true red lippie.None of the sheer, tinted, glossy, glazy red business for me ,I wanted bold matte red, think hot Ferrari Red.
So I went on a swatch fest staring from Revlon Really Red to 9 red shades from Inglot (sorry cant remember all the numbers!), 2 from Elizabeth Arden and 7 red lippies from MAC (Russian Red, So chaud, Ramblas Red, Cockney,Dubonnet,Ruby Woo,Brave Red). 
Finally I zeroed down on MAC Russian Red & Ruby Woo, Inglot Red lipstick number 408 & 176.

Lip swatches were an altogether different business, Russian Red (blue based matte red, extremely bright & highly pigmented) looked too bright for me.Inglot lippies well I was over the fence with the shades, so finally I decided on MAC Ruby Woo- an ultra dry matte,blue based retro red.
Ta da ,just when I thought my 2 hours of research was finally yielding result, the SA sprang up the surprise on me- "Sorry we are out of stock " Ugh all my glam Red lipstick dreams came crashing down, I rushed to the second MAC store in the nearby mall- dang again out of stock! 

Guess I'll have to wait before I get my paws on this one.Here are the lip swatches.


Tell me if you think its a worthy buy or I should try some other matte red? Any reccos will be highly appreciated

Sunday, December 18, 2011

7 DIFFERENT WAYS TO WEAR A SCARF

Brrrr... its freezing cold in my part of the world & its time to dig out my trusty winter scarves.
Michelle & Chriselle show 7 wonderful ways to wrap your favorite scarf and cosy up this winter.


Watch & Learn :)


Saturday, December 17, 2011

MAC SELECT MOISTURECOVER CONCEALER NC 45

My search for the perfect under eye concealer took me to the Mecca of Makeup-M.A.C where three valiant warring concealers-MAC Studio Sculpt, MAC Studio Finish & MAC moisturecover battled for my affection.

While Studio finish was the hot favorite (being water resistant, SPF 35 and enriched with anti oxidants and promises of  superb coverage) the other hot contender was- Studio sculpt  (gel based, long wearing,matte finish),  the fight eventually went to the underdog- MAC Select moisturecover concealer 
So what swung the deal in its favor- very soft natural finish & moist texture for easy blending on the under eye area.

MAC says about Moisturecover concealer-A luxuriously blendable moisturizing concealer in a tube with built-in doe-foot applicator. Goes on exactly where you want it: blends in for a natural satin-smooth ultra-moisturized finish. Layers up for added coverage. Line-softening, skin-perfecting: The Pros’ “select” for under-eyes and delicate skin. Wide shade range provides soft, natural camouflage. Use with the 194 Concealer Brush.


BRIDAL EYE MAKEUP CONTEST ENTRY-THE MIDNIGHT BEAUTY

Girls put your hands together for the first entry for the Bridal Eye makeup contest by Rhythm Bhatia.

The look is called 'The Midnight Beauty' its basically a dramatic look for the modern brides who want to experiment with their look. 
The focus is on beautifully blended aqua blue & purple, a sharp cut crease, defined outer v and faux lashes.
This eye makeup can be worn with anything that is blue, purple, lilac to be precise or nice silver or grey.
Modern  brides want to experiment with everything including the colors of the outfit.and i personally think they look fabulous.


Products used-

If you like Rythm's look, comment & vote for her, your support could help her win the Bridal eye makeup contest.

The prize that's up for grabs. To know more about the contest and how to send in your entries CLICK HERE
 

Friday, December 16, 2011

VICHY LAUNCHES UV PRO SECURE

Vichy Laboratories launches the revolutionary UV Pro Secure!
Innovates with integral shield for all round protection of the skin

Every time you step out, your skin faces adverse effects of the sun and pollution in the atmosphere causing skin darkening, pigmentation and ageing. The skin becomes oily, making it look dull and greasy. To fight these associated skin problems, one requires that special skincare regime. And what more if you get that one product to combat these problems and keeps all your worries at bay while you venture out in the sun!

Vichy Laboratories gives you the ultimate daily solution to protect your skin from the harsh sun and impurities in the atmosphere, and makes you skin look fresh and radiant with its latest offering- UV Pro Secure. It acts as an integral shield for the skin with its Anti UVA & UVB, Anti-Pollution and Anti-Shine properties. UV Pro Secure is an optimal choice for all round protection of the combination to oily skin and is suitable for sensitive skin.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

INGLOT OFFER FREE GIFTS WITH PURCHASE

Hello my lovelies
www.shopatmajorbrands.com is offering 2 free products on purchase of Inglot cosmetics worth INR 2500/- Hurry its a limited period offer


NEW LAUNCHES BY NYX COSMETICS

All ye NYX lovers, lend me your ears 'coz the latest NYX cosmetics launches for the Holiday season are here!
NYX Color Lip Balm  available in 12 shades each priced at $3.75. 
Named after 'Thank You' in different languages- Obrigado & Merci look hot to me!


NYX has also launched 4 new shades in the Xtreme Lip cream range

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

THE BODY SHOP GIFT SETS AVAILABLE AT 20% DISCOUNT AT FASHION AND YOU

Girls, just spotted some amazing The Body Shop Gift Sets available at 20% discount at Fashion and You

Check them out, they are all so super tempting I'm not able to make up my mind which ones to buy- OMG I want them all !


BATH AND BODY WORKS SALE ALERT

One of the most exciting and eagerly awaited sales of the year- Bath and Body works is finally here!
BBW is offering Buy 3 Get 3 Free on their Signature collection.
Shipping available only to US customers. Visit BBW site here to order.

If like me, you are in India and mooning over BBW products, Brandmile is offering Bath and Body works products for a limited time only.

KARA MOISTURIZING WIPES WITH HONEY AND ALMOND

Looking for quick cleansing and super soft skin in a jiffy, then try these Kara moisturizing wipes with honey & almond.

I'd tried out Kara cleansing wipes when they were first launched almost 3 years back, I tried out some other variant (one with sun protection )and I wasn't exactly too thrilled with it. So I actually didn't bother with Kara wipes again for a long long time.Then one day, I couldn't find my regular cleansing wipes and had to grab these in a pinch. I tried these and was very surprised by how easy it made my whole cleansing, toning & moisturizing ritual (I'm not very religious about my CTM ritual btw)



Recently I bought MAC cleansing wipes for my mom (which costs an exorbitant INR 1500/- for 100 wipes!) and I was struck by the similarities between the MAC & Kara (Honey almond) cleansing wipes.Both have nice subtle fragrance, are extremely moist & hydrating and leave the skin feeling soft & supple.
I'd not say that Kara is an exact dupe, but for its price it's an excellent substitute.

About the Kara wipes-
  • 100% Natural & Biodegradable wipes
  • Dermatologically safe
  • Dimension of each wipe 150 mm x 200 mm
  • 25 wipes for INR 95/-
  • Manufactured by Birla Cellulosic a unit of Grasim Industries
Packaging- is simple plastic with a peel off front labeling to extract tissues.One needs to be careful to close the peel off covering else the wipes tend to lose moisture and dry out.

COASTAL SCENTS 35% OFF LIP PALETTES

Waiting to snag your favorite lipstick palette and Lip quads from Coastal Scents? Wait no more 'coz the 35% off sale is going at Coastal Scents.



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

FACES SPARKLE DUST STACKABLES -TOPSELLER

Want fun vibrant loose eyeshadows on a budget, then read on to find out more about Faces sparkle dust eyeshadows in Topseller.

> These highly concentrated, shimmery loose color pigments come in an interesting row of small jars stacked over one another.
> Use the colors individually to dress up your eyes or mix them up to create shimmery, sultry looks.

> Mix with an eye primer to achieve a dramatic look that will make heads turn.

> The versatility of the product allows it to be used alone as a highlighter or mixed with your favorite nail polish to create many new shades.


Does it remind you of Leaning Tower of Pisa? ;D

The packaging is distinct & fun, it stacks 8 shadows one on top of another like Lego blocks and is easy to travel with.That being said, its tricky business opening and closing these shadows screw tops.One false move & there is a very high chance of spilling the products all over. 

The stack contains total 11.2 grams of eyeshadow the ingredient list is in microscopic font & printed on plastic wrapper on the stack,which I was unable to read.

The texture is finely milled, but its not exactly buttery smooth like some loose eyeshadow I bought from Glamor Doll Eyes.The light mauve eyeshadow is particularly gritty and has poor pigmentation. The bronzey- copper shade has the smoothest texture of the lot and it would be great for a lot of traditional bridal looks.

Monday, December 12, 2011

SIGMA LAUNCHES EXTRAVAGANZA COLLECTION

The Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Collection is a lavish assortment of one of a kind, brushes with 18K gold plated ferrules. 

 
The Extravaganza Face Kit features four unique brushes specially designed to deliver a luxurious makeup application and come in a deluxe carrying case, perfect for traveling and storage.
Brushes in this kit:


IMPORTANT INFO FOR NYX CUSTOMERS AT CHERRYCULTURE.COM

Hey Girls, Just came across this announcement for International customers at Cherryculture shopping for NYX cosmetics.
Apparently due Manufacturer restriction based on distribution agreement CC may decline your NYX orders at checkout.
I'm not sure why this might be the case,but I guess it could be that NYX's local distribution agreements allow products to be sold at different prices (read higher prices),many customers might be ordering NYX products from CC at USA prices (read bargain basement prices) causing local distributors to possibly lose revenue.Now this is just a hypothesis,real reasons are not known to me.

If you are planning a NYX  haul at CC,I think now might be right time as its possible that CC might decline the NYX orders after 1.Jan 2012.

Cherryculture is currently having 20% flat discount till 15 dec'11 you can check out the link here

BOURJOIS EFFET 3D LIP GLOSS BRUN EXOTIC REVIEW AND LIP SWATCH

So what do Avatar, Chota Chetan & Bourjois Effet lipglosses have in common??

Well all three promise to immerse us in the world of 3D!! 

Now I knew movies & TVs turning 3D was sort of technical feat, but I somehow thought (in all my innocence) that my lips were already 3 dimensional. 
But Nopes! Guess I was wrong ! 
Your lips can't turn 3D unless you don some Parisienne chic lip gloss which brands you Bourjois (literally Middle class) dripping with materialism & hedonism!
Now that's a lot of responsibility resting on the slender shoulder of a dainty little lip gloss. So does it measure up ?Lets find out.

The gloss's packaging,like all the other Bourjois products is tre`s chic. The gloss tube starts as a square at the base and is rounded in the middle,the tube is topped with a tapered cap with shade number and swatch mentioned at the top of cap.The tube looks distinctive and high end.

Check out the shimmery gold & silver reflects in the lipgloss.The glitter is very fine and doesn't feel gritty on the lips.
 

REVLON MAGIC EYELINER PENCIL SMOKY BLACK

Smoky Black eyes is the most desired look by every single Indian Girl with an iota of interest in makeup.
Seduced by the promises of sultry smoky black kohl rimmed eyes I bought Revlon's Magic Eyeliner pencil.Did it live up to the hype? Read on to find out more.


The eyeliner comes in standard pencil packaging,its shade is very unique I'm yet to see an actual smoky black shade in any other brand. Most other brands veer towards a dull gray, this one has slightly purplish ashy tone to it and I quite like the shade.
The eyeliner is smudge proof, water proof and transfer resistant. Its stays on for 6-7 hours easily and you need industrial strength makeup remover to get rid of it completely at the end of day.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

GUESS THE LIPGLOSS SHADE

I'm back with  the Semi regular series 'Guess the Shade'- this time I'm wearing a berry toned red lipgloss,

Hint I've reviewed this gloss before,it is super pocket friendly & cost only INR 130/- So go on & guess the shade!



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