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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

GUESS THE LIPGLOSS SHADE

Girls 'Guess the Shade' has become a semi regular feature on IBC. Those of you who feel I'm turning utterly vain - posting lip swatches almost daily-what can I say Vanity is my favorite sin!

So here is a lipgloss shade that you need to guess, its a drugstore brand and I've done a detailed post on the shade & the brand's history here on my blog.

So guess the shade & leave a comment behind :)



ORIFLAME VERY ME DOUBLE TROUBLE EYE PENCL REVIEW GUEST POST BY MEENU

They Say Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
Its difficult to keep off trouble when it looks this tempting!! Meenu flirts with trouble in this Guest post.Read on to find out more  about Meenu's Oriflame Very Me Double Trouble Eyeliners.


I love colored eye pencil. They are easy to apply, less time taking as compared to liquid liners and easy to carry. OK I don’t spend on high end expensive pencil liners but I do have a mini collection of affordable and good liners.
The recent additions to my collection are the “Oriflame Very Me Double Trouble Eye pencils”. They have five variants of them and I got myself three when they were on discount last month. 
These are cute pencils with double ends bearing different colors at both ends. This two-in-one concept is what I like most in these pencils. For now I can show you only two liners because my sister took the third one from me. It was named “Mocha Loca” and had brown and bronze colors. The other two I own are “Blue Lagoon” and “Goddess Green”. 

HOW TO BUY INGLOT COSMETICS ONLINE IN INDIA

I  keep raving about Inglot Cosmetics, and so many wonderful reader have written to me that they are not able to find Inglot in their cities in India.So decided to write a detailed post and help all you Inglot lovers lay your paws on some amazing Inglot makeup,right in the comfort of your home. 
Say hello to www.shopatmajorbrands.com the online shopping portal for Inglot in India.

Inglot stores are like Charlie's chocoltae factory, its easy to get lost & confused, so let me give you a step by step guide on how to shop for Inglot online.

1. Decide what you want to buy. Simple as it sounds,Inglot has hundreds of eyeshadows & lipsticks with tons of different finishes.Worse still they don't have names for any of their products,only numbers.I'd suggest spend some time and decide what you need in your makeup kit-is it bright vivid creamy lipsticks or matte eyeshadows or blushes or liners or any of their makeup brushes etc.

2.Look up for swatches online and create a list of what you want. Carefully note the product number,with the product finish.
Example Inglot has DS-Double sparkle, AMC-Advance makeup component,P-Pearl-S-shine mentioned against their eyeshadows and you can make out the finish of the product.



INGLOT AMC LIP PAINT 62 REVIEW AND LIP SWATCH


What feels like molten chocolate ganche on your lips & smells of sumptuous apricots with praline & nougat?
I'm talking about my favorite lippie of all time- Inglot AMC Lip paint.

Well before you think I've gone cuckoo ! After watching the Grand Finale of Masterchef Australia all I can think of is yummy desserts & gourmet delights!!! So while Inglot AMC Lip paint number 62 isn't a dessert, this beautiful muted pinky brown lip paint is my lip balm, lip gloss ,lipstick rolled in one.Its my pot of chocolate of choice.

 The pot/tub shaped packaging means you need to dig in your fingers or use a lip brush. I carry a mini lip brush with me in my mini makeup kit, so its no problem for me, girls with longer nails might find the packaging a bit annoying. But this lip paint is so amazing you can't be annoyed for more than a few seconds.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

MAYBELLINE EXPRESS FINISH RED SEDUCTION NAILS OF THE DAY

Hello my lovelies, here's my first nails of the day on my blog! The shade I've chosen is Maybelline Express Finish Red Seduction (shade number 530).

The winter chill is somehow putting me in a Christmas-sy mood and I've decided to go with bold red nails this time.

(Sorry about nail paint straying over to the cuticles & sides.Somehow with dark red nails no amount of cleaning the sides with remover seems to help!)

This is pretty close to how the nail enamel looks in natural light, a much more deeper shade of red.


Friday, November 25, 2011

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND GIFTS!!

Hey Girls, today's our Wedding Anniversary and I'm in cloud number 9. I just wanted to show you guys some amazing Wedding Anniversary Gifts I've got!

The first Gift is from my parents who gifted me an Apple I Pad 3G!!!! Yeah yippee yay! As Mr. Barney Stintson would say this is 'Legen'...no wait for it 'Dary' So I basically need to get a cover and 3G connection first before I can get this baby going. But this is a mind-blowing gift. Thank You Mommy & Daddy! Big hug  :)

Apple I Pad Wifi +3G

Its still in its packaging I'm yet to find a cover for it , knowing my butter fingers I'm super scared of taking it out yet, its very delicate & light and I drop basically everything!

INGLOT FREEDOM SYSTEM LIPSTICK 50 REVIEW AND LIP SWATCH

Inglot Freedom lipstick number 50 is a pinky mauve lipstick which is intensely pigmented, creamy  with a gorgeous sheen.
The color is better suited for fairer skin tones,I bought it when I was in one of those zany moments when I just wanted to snag every offbeat shade I never tried before!! 

Above picture clicked with flash







The lippie is Paraben free and not tested on animals.1.2 gram refill pan costs INR 250/- I bought mine from Inglot store at Vasant Kunj in Delhi you can also buy this at www.shopatmajorbrands.com



If you want to see swatches of nude & brown lipstick shades from Inglot freedom system click here.

To see hot fuchsia lipstick shade number 49 from Inglot click here
To see swatches for bright coral pink lipstick shade number 73 from Inglot Click Here

If you like to win awesome lipsticks from Inglot, participate in my Inglot & Nyx International Giveaway.

GUESS THE LIPSTICK SHADE

Girls, have you see the latest promo video from Desi Boyz?If not check it out below,while Akshay & Johnnie boy are busy flexing their muscles in the Bacelorette party dance video,the real show stealer are Bruna Abdullah's hot pink lips!!! 
I'm on the lookout for this shade & I'm officially going bonkers trying to place it.

The pics below shows Bruna's lips through a white sheer veil, so the shade isn't too clear,but from the video it looks like she's wearing a bright hot pink with bluish undertones. Anyone got any ideas on a close dupe for this shade, please do share :D



MILANI & INGLTO COSMETICS BALCK FRIDAY SALE ALERTS (US SHIPPING ONLY)

Visit Milani Cosmetics website to enjoy 50% OFF, shipping to Continental US,Hawaii & Alaska


Visit INGLOT US website to enjoy 15% OFF & Free standard shipping


50% OFF COASTAL SCENTS BLACK FRIDAY SALE ALERT

Girls check out www.coastalscents.com for the latest Black Friday sale-50% off webstore wide


Thursday, November 24, 2011

NEW LAUNCH SLEEK MAKEUP'S LIMITED EDITION BERRY COLLECTION


Sleek MakeUP’s gift to you this party season is the limited edition Berry collection
Get berrylicious this Christmas with this three piece collection featuring rich, sultry berry tones. Add a flush of warmth to your cheeks with Fenberry blush, for the perfect wash of crimson rose.
Flattering festive eyes will be yours with Kohl Pencil in Mossberry, a deep burgundy chunky liner that is easily smudged for a cloud of berry-hued smokiness around the eye. Finally finish the look with True Colour lipstick in Cranberry, a matte mulled wine toned shade that will add a kick of spiciness to your party look! 
The berry collection is available online at www.sleekmakeup.com for $15.5


SIGMA BEAUTY FREE SHIPPING ALERT-BLACK FRIDAY DEAL

Putting off your makeup brush shopping due to high shipping charges? Wait no more!  Sigma Beauty is giving Free worldwide standard shipping on Black Friday for a select hours.Rush to grab your favorites! Click here to buy Sigma Makeup brushes and makeup



SIGMA BEAUTY'S 'THE CITIES' LIMITED EDITION TRAVEL COLLECTION UNVEILED

I wan to take out the world map and just spin my makeup brush  and wish to be in my favorite city? I'm humming 'Empire state of mind' and  thinking about NYC! Till the time my piggy bank swells up enough to take me to The Big Apple, I'm lusting for the Sigma Beauty’s limited edition travel collection!

Glamorous and fashionable, this collection features seven travel-size brushes from our best-selling Essential and Premium Kits (E05 Eyeliner, E35 Tapered Blending, E45 Small Tapered Blending, E60 Large Shader, F05 Small Contour, F15 Duo Fibre, and F30 Large Powder). The brushes come in an innovative and functional travel-size container that turns into two brush holders to keep you stylish and organized on the go. Each kit was designed to represent the beauty and excitement of the city it is named after.

  • London features 18K gold-plated ferrules and chestnut handles, representing London’s poise and elegance ($89).
 
  •  New York features classic and always stylish silver ferrules and black handles, representing this sleek fashion-forward city ($59).
    

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

KETOMAC DANDRUFF TREATMENT SHAMPOO-GUEST POST BY RUHIE

Dandruff wrecking your scalp,keeping you away from black tops, turning off friends & keeping you away from the love of your life???

[ok! I admit the last bit was quite an exaggeration of the cataclysmic side effects of dandruff ;) ]

If you are tired of all the empty promises of  anti-dandruff shampoos and need a HOLY GRAIL solution for your dandruff ,then read on Ruhie's rave review of Ketomac Dandruff treatment shampoo.

Name of the Product :  Ketomac Dandruff Treatment Shampoo
Cost  :  M.R.P Rs. 135.00 for 110 ml
KETOMAC’S superior action is extremely effective on dandruff but very gentle on hair. KETOMAC can be freely used on coloured, dyed hair or hair groomed with hair gel or fixers.
Directions Of Use
Apply to scalp, wet hair and left for 5 minutes before rinsing.
After the scalp has cleared up, once a week application of KETOMAC Shampoo inhibits the reoccurrence of dandruff.

GUESS WHICH LIP GLOSS I'M WEARING?


Guess which Revlon Lip gloss I'm wearing in the pics below?  

Hint Hint- I've reviewed it on my blog before.




First commentator to reply correctly gets 3 entries in my ongoing INGLOT & NYX Giveaway

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NYX CREAM BLUSH NATURAL AND TEA ROSE COMPARATIVE SWATCHES

For the pretty girls who keep getting foxed with online swatches of NYX cream blushes and wonder whether to choose Natural or Tea Rose?Here are the comparative swatches to make your online shopping a breeze.

NYX Natural is  bright dewy pink cream blush,almost a kissing cousin of MAC Ladyblush Blushcreme.
This is a universally flattering shade on fairer skin tones it gives happy flushed cheeks, on duskier gals this gives off a nice brightening glow.Gives a more youthful look to your skin, would highly recommend it!

NYX Tea Rose is a muted pink with warm earthiness,its slightly more grown up persons' blush, more suited for office wear type of shade.On duskier skin tones its quite muted.
 
Left- Nyx Cream Blush Natural Right- Nyx Cream Blush Tea Rose

CHERRYCULTURE SALE ALERT

Girls Cherryculture's 20% off sale is on till November 27th 2011.Snag your favorite NYX, Milani,LA Color, Arissa,Jordana makeup at flat 20% discount. Hurry!



FACES MINERALS EYE SHINE TRIO BEECHWOOD REVIEW AND EYE MAKEUP LOOK

Looking for a great everyday palette with creamy nudes, matte browns and subtle golds? Lend me your eyes & ears cause I'm going to introduce you to Faces Mineral Eyeshadow trio in Beechwood

Packaging-Compact ,simple & sleek. Comes along with dual sponge tipped applicator and mirror in the palette.

Monday, November 21, 2011

INGLOT FREEDOM SYSTEM LIPSTICK 73 REVIEW AND LIP SWATCH

Looking for bright pinky coral lipstick which is will grab eyeballs everywhere you go? Check out Inglot freedom system lipstick number 73.

A coral pink lipstick which is intensely pigmented, it lights up your complexion and perfect when you want to be the center of everyone's attention.

The wear time is well over 5 hours.Its creamy lipstick with a hint of sheen.After fading it leaves a stain behind, topped with Revlon Colorburst lip-gloss in Papaya (a bright coral gloss) it looks awesome!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

EMMA WATSON'S HARRY POTTER NYC PREMIER EYE MAKEUP LOOK

Emma Watson wore the dark glam super smoky eyes with gold foil flecks at Harry Potter and the deathly hallows NYC Premier. The edgy and dramatic look became an instant sensation with makeup lovers the world over.So here's my interpretation of this look which really is the mother of all smoky eyes.
 
Here's Emma eye makeup for the event.
Here's my take on the look. I didn't have gold leaf at my disposal so I've used gold pigment mixed with mixing medium instead. The result isn't as dramatic as Emma's but I think it works well.


Products Used

Black matte shadow-Lakme Eye quartet-Moondust
Maybelline colossal mascara
Revlon black kohl pencil
Inglot Duraline (Mixing medium)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

INGLOT FREEDOM SYSTEM LIPSTICK 49 REVIEW AND LIP SWATCH

Ever wanted to feel like a screen siren? Then try Inglot freedom system lipstick number 49! 
This is one dangerous color, perfect for the come hither looks. Definitely not safe for work and definitely not for the nubile nymphets!
This is the hottest fuchsia red lipstick I've ever worn!!! Its such a strong feminine color, that you instantly feel so womanly & its not meant for the weakhearted.

I've had this for 3 weeks now but I've been such a chicken that I didn't dare to wear it.Today I finally decided to get out of my pink & brown lippie comfort zone and be bold enough to wear it & here's the lip swatch.


EASY HOMEMADE LIP SCRUB RECIPE

Here's a quick treat for your lips-Homemade Lip scrub and what's better its totally pocket friendly!

You'll only need lip balm /vaseline and some fine grained sugar to make you lip scrub.

Take your favorite Lip Balm, I'm using The Body Shop Born Lippy Passionberry Lip Balm
alternately you can also use Vaseline. Take small amount of lip balm on your fingertip, dip it into the fine grained sugar.If you don;t have fine grained sugar, just crush some regular crystalline sugar.

Your sugar lip scrub is ready,apply this to your lips and with circular moves and slight pressure scrub your lips.

TROPHY WIFE! BRIDAL GOLD EYE MAKEUP

The Big Fat Indian Wedding season is on in full swing here in Delhi.With Band bajaa baraat and blushing brides the theme du jour, here's my take on the Bridal eye makeup.
I'll be doing a 5 post series on different combination of bridal eye makeup.Here is first of my 1st look of the 5 Bridal Eye makeup looks for the wedding season.

The first look is called
'THE TROPHY WIFE'  its a combination of intense metallic gold with,dark bronzey brown and black winged eyeliner.
 

Products Used (Click on product name to read detailed review & see swatches)
 Brushes & Tools
  • Oriflame eyelash curler
  • QVS Eyeshadow brushes
  • The body shop eyeshadow blender brush
  • Vega smudge brush

Friday, November 18, 2011

SALE ALERT COASTAL SCENTS 40% OFF ALL MAKEUP PRODUCTS

Girls rush to www.coastalscents.com to grab 40% off all makeup products


INGLOT EYESHADOW DS 457 REVIEW AND SWATCHES

Unless you were a fan of Organic Chmistry (which I was not!) chances are you'd hate the boring, uninspiring numbering of Inglot shadows. 
Whenever I hear DS 457 / AMC 52 / P 407 ,I feel like I'm back in my Organic Chemistry class trying to decode H2SO4 or C7H6O3 Argh!!!
I mean when you are trying to shop for shadows online or do a makeup look you need to open up your Inglot's equivalent of Mendeleev's periodic table and figure out which shade fits under Shine/AMC/Matte/ Double Sparkle.Its easier to guess atomic weights of elements than to guess how the website eyeshadow swatch would finally turn out to be in real life!

So to liberate these gorgeous eyeshadows from the tyranny of Numbers I've decided to give respectable names to my Inglot eyeshadows. So I proclaim DS 457 hitherto shall be called 'Gold dust Coffee'


Okay now that I've played savior to my Inglot eyeshadow lets get on with the shade.

DS 457 a.k.a Gold Dust Coffee is a  hyper pigmented matte warm brown with gold sparkles.



This is essentially a matte shadow with gold reflects, superb color payoff and butter smooth texture.It doesn't turn muddy on blending, but the gold sparkles which add so much dimension to the eyeshadow, simply fall off upon application. The extremely soft powdery texture also results in a lot of fall off .



Swatched without any base, picture clicked in natural daylight
Its a great crease color and can be used to create a lot of neutral looks or smoky brown looks.
The square refill pan costs INR 300 /- for 2.7 grams and round pan costs INR 300/- for 1.6 grams.
These shadows are paraben free & not tested on animals.

Overall thoughts- The eyeshadow is gorgeous but needs a slightly sticky primer to keep the glitter from falling off. I've used it t create smoky brown looks. The result was stunning but the fall off is a downer.
Overall recommendation -Can Try

So if you had to give a name to DS 457 eyeshadow, what would it be?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MY FANTASY MAC PALETTE

Imagine you wake up in MAC makeup factory and its like Charlie's chocolate factory where lipsticks are growing on trees, waterfalls are made of lip glosses,creme-sheen blushes blossom instead of flowers and eyeshadows dot the sky like twinkling stars.You can stir a giant tub of of paintpot with your MAC 217 !!! 

You have a free run of the place, you can decide what shade of eyeshadow, lipstick or lip gloss to create and what funky names to give them? Sounds super fun right?!!
Before you think I've taken leave of my senses,ever since MAC came out with Blogger's Obsession Collection-A collection devoted to the make-up mad Bloggers.I've been fantasizing about custom creating my own Fantasy MAC Palette.This is my flight of Fantasy,so be a sport & join me in some fantastic fun.
Here's what I'll call my Custom created palette "MAC Virgin Palette" & I'll put all the MAC must haves that a MAC virgin needs.

Powder, Blush & Highlighter in my Fantasy MAC Virgin Palette


Eyeshadow base-MAC Nubile Paintpot (From the Posh Paradise collection, yet to be launched in India)

5 Eye shadows I'd like in my Fantasy MAC Virgin Palette
5 MAC Lipsticks I'd want in my Fantasy MAC Virgin Palette
  • MAC Creme in your coffee
  • MAC Hug Me
  • MAC Cosmo
  • MAC Fanfare
  • MAC Russian Red



So this completes my Fantasy MAC Virgin Palette. Tell me if you had to create your own personal MAC Palette what would you call it & what all would you like in it? Go on let your imagination run wild.

The most innovative response will get automatic entry (with 10 points)  in my ongoing Inglot & Nyx International Giveaway

xoxo :D

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mom love kit-Makeup goodies for Mom


What's your earliest makeup memory?-For me the memory of playing with my mom's vanity case, smearing red Lakme` lippie all over my baby lips, trying to look all grown up :) 

My love affair with makeup started very young and my mom's dresser was always my favorite playground. I single handedly manager to smash so many of her lipsticks, break nail polish bottles, use kajal as crayon,break perfume bottles....well you get the drift, it was a destructive love affair with makeup ;) LOL

As  I grew up, I actually became my mom's makeup consultant & personal shopper and what better way to make up for all the Makeup I smashed than to gift her tons of stuff she loves
.My Mom was in town this weekend (we live in separate cities) and we got time to catch up have some serious mother-daughter bonding :)
This is a Mom Love Kit I made for her, full of goodies she hearts.I tried to get her a mix of skin care products & makeup items. She has sensitive skin and is usually wary of experimenting with makeup. Now she checks out my blog everyday & I'm trying to draw her out of her makeup comfort zone and get her to experiment a bit.I tried to teach her how to apply eyeshadow and all the jazz about primers/ tinted moisturizer and beauty balms .So far she's loving it.I hope my mom enjoys my blog & my 'Mom love kit'

 So what are your favorite makeup gifts for your Mom?

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