Friday, 16 May 2008

EOTD Grey-pink

Matching the colours to my shirt..
Grey on the lower half of the upper lid, and then pink shimmer on the outer 1/3 rd of the upperlid and lower lash line. A taupe with shimmer on the crease and cream-shimmer on the browbone to highlight. Lined with liquid liner on the upper lid, with a flick at the end (I don't think it is very visible in these photos). Sorrt for the quality of the pics, they're from my camera-phone.

EOTD - Grey pink

EOTD Grey Pink

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Friday, 9 May 2008

Olive green FOTD

Here's the slightly blurry FOTD -I tried to match my eyes to the t-shirt I wore. I mixed the CD bright pink lippie with the Revlon Cherry gloss and it looked fab!

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Monday, 5 May 2008

Weekend Haul III

Finally, I decided to get my lazy self to the shopping mecca of the town, Comm St, and indulged myself in a lil bit of shopping. I bought 2 thin summer t-shirts, one white print kurta, 2 peasant type summer tops and one shirt-dress (that will be worn over jeans)! Annnnd I found my holy grail in lipgloss (realising later I'd already bought it 4 years ago for my lil sister). It's value for money, non-sticky, mildly fragrant (I don't really like any fragrance in my lip products) and in a lovely shade that completely complements me.
Interested? It's Revlon's Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Cherry (for Rs.310 for 4.5 ml). It's a lovely reddish-coral shade, goes on thinly, with no shimmer and no stickyness (not sure what the spelling is)! I applied only a thin layer - and this was the effect:

Apologise for the crappy pic, it was taken in a hurry.

Compared to the Maybelline Gloss Glide (something like what Anu's posted about on indianmakeupdiva), this was more cost effective, and was not thick and sticky.

I also bought this "Maybelline" eye-shadow set, that's really pretty and appropriate for summer!
I have no blues in my collection and so fell in love with this set immediately. It's cream based, high in shimmer (in fact you can see tiny flakes of shimmer on the e/s, which dissolves into shimmer when you use a sponge brush). I wore the lightest blue shade today, it is a little too much shimmer for work, so thinking of layering under my e/s on regular work days. The palette cost Rs.250 and has a mild fragrance.

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Rosy-posy nails

Over the weekend I decided to bust out another of the Avon Simply Pretty series (in True Rose), in a colour I'll admit I don't wear much, nor like much. But it turned out pretty alright and I love my nails right now especially as I'm typing right now :)

The colour's a very authentic rose, with no shimmer and dries pretty quickly! I layered one coat of top coat to give it the extra shine (and hopefully, last a bit longer than 2 days, heh)

Here are the nails..

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Friday, 25 April 2008

It's here!

I got my Violica package....{does a jiggy dance!} yeah yeah..
I was waiting for it, and it's here :P
I ordered Jordana Green Suede eyeliner (Rs.70), Virgo angled blush brush (Rs.75) and a nail buffer (Rs.20).

The eyeliner is fab hehe..very smooth in application, is not rubbed off and is a lovely mossy olive shade of green, perfect for my green smoky eyes. I'm so happy :D

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Thursday, 24 April 2008

To foil or base?

Amita asked me what was foiling (a term I picked up from Vannesa, and I thought let me show you what priming (or using a base) looks like..
Foil or base?

Here's my experiment with both methods, which is better? You tell me!

From left: 1.Foiled, 2. Lipbalm as base, and 3.plain ole e/s, i.e. nothing used.

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For base, nearly everyone suggests the Urban Decay's Primer Potion (UDPP in Since I know in the land of saffron and cows this product may not be available, so here's my cheaper substitute - chapstick! Yup, the ordinary lipbalm (scented or not), or vaseline (used very sparingly) can give nearly the same effect. It does not crease, and stays on, for nearly 8-10 hours, depending on your lid's tendency to turn oily. Mine stays for 10 hours easily, and needs make-up remover when I wash the mug at the end of the day.

Foiling: Using a mixing medium that would wet the brush, this is used for pigments (dry eyeshadow in powder format). Since I own, like, 3 e/s powders, I use it for my eye shadows! This brings out the intensity of the colours, and also, stays long, though I found, not as long as using a base (6 hours in my case). What is a mixing medium? MAC sells its mixing medium, but I found the home-made version on Temptalia. Mix one part water with 3 parts glycerine and store in a small bottle. Mix only a little, as diluted glycerine tends to spoil very fast. Discard liquid after a few days if it smells funky.
I mix around 2 teaspoons at a time and store in a homeopathy bottle (hey, I'm all about smart storage). Dip your brush in one drop of this liquid, wipe off excess, and use on eyeshadow! Warning: this will leave a damp spot on the eyeshadow, which does dry off and does not spoil the e/s, but it just looks strange, that's all.

I'm going with base, it shows the colours the best and does not leave weird damp stains on the e/s.

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The Reds strike again!!

These are some more lippies from the Color Institute gift set. These are still nearly unused, and you'll see why in this picture:

From (l-r) Christine Dior (Hibiscus), CI, Revlon (Mocca), CI, CI, Revlon (Orangy shade)
CI - Color Institute.
The Christian Dior is by far, the best textured lippie I've ever come across. It is incredibly old (I wont tell you how much, you'll scream), but it is still very highly pigmented, soft, goes over smoothly, is moisturising, and is a gift. I'd never be able to afford it and also, incidentally, never be able to wear this colour, thanks to my geographical location and my skin tones.

The best one is the Orange shade at the end, I've actually worn this combined with l/g and it looks great. Revlon comes 2nd in its texture, incredibly smooth.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Avon Champagne Shimmer Nail Polish

This is one of my favourite colours in the nail polish world! Avon Simply Pretty series, in Champagne Shimmer. Here's I've layered 2 coats of the nail paint followed by a coat of clear nail polish.

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Violica Purchases 1

So here's the promised look at the first purchases made on Violica. Amita, sorry to say, the day I posted about the store, I had to buy something. I just could not stop myself. Once it arrives, I'll def post pics!

The Revlon Timeliner in Orangine goes on pretty smooth and is very highly pigmented!

The STAY SMOOTH ANTI-CHAP LIP COLOR (BEIGEFUL TRES BEIGE) BY ALMAY cost rs.45 and is quite smooth! It is tingly in a nice way and is nearly the same shade as my lips. I'm thinking I can layer regular lippies on this, as this has SPF 25! (Yeah see Amita, I'm using sunscreen:).

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Monday, 21 April 2008

Where do I buy cosmetics online in India?

Hi Amita, apologies if the orange nails robbed you of your sanity, I really had no new haul to post about! Cos you know, uh, the hub has banned new cosmetic purchases for a few weeks. :( It was getting out of hand, so I'm in rehab now.
In the meanwhile, here's a site I found, just by luck, to buy cosmetics in INDIA!
What I ordered was : Revlon Timeliner in Tangerine (Rs.45), Almay lip Balm in Beige (Rs.45), Revlon Mascara in Plush blah blah (Rs.80) and a aromatherapy foot kit for Rs.54! Shop above Rs 500 to avail free shopping.
I will put up the pics soon, this purchase was over a month ago. Why I haven't put up pics is cos a) I wasn't satisfied at all with the mascara, it was all dried and and smelt funky. So that's thrown away. b) The remaining lip products were actually good, especially the Almay lip blam (which I can't believe cost only 45, something fishy). But it didn't smell funky and goes on smooth and is a very natural colour.
Posting some swatches soon :)

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Thursday, 10 April 2008

Paint your nails in the DAY

Here's a pic to show why one must paint nails in the day, in the bright sunlight, because then, you will not recoil with horror back into the bed at the sight of your fingernails. It wasn't that orange in the night, I swear. You can safely assume this is the last time my nails see that particular colour. I love orange, I like the fruit, but this, this looks like my nails are sick.
Orange nails

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Friday, 4 April 2008

My Shoe collection

Not only make-up love, but a more deeper and satisfying love! Click on each to see it larger.
My Entire collection:



See more pictures of my favourite ones:







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Wednesday, 2 April 2008

My new WALES palette is here!

My new WALES palette is here..all the way from Hong Kong, in nearly one piece (except for 3 pans which were smashed) and it is LOVELY! The colours are high in pay-off, have no perfume and a little goes a long way with these, especially when I foil them and use them with chapstick as base.
I have so many colours now..I'm all gleeful :D, can you guess? I bought it of, they are a steal at Rs344 including postage, which is awesome.

Here are the pics:

new WALES Palette

New WALES palette

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Thursday, 27 March 2008

New Haul on weekend

I bought some Colorbar cosmetics on the weekend. A listick in Natural shade and in Peach-pink combo with shimmer, a dark black Kohl stick, Peach coloured nail polish and a fabulous blush in Fucsia shade which I plan to use as a bronzer! The lipsticks are very pigmented and have a good amount of shimmer, but the texture isn't very smooth. Here are the pics and the swatches:

The whole loot:
New Haul

More individual pics and swatches inside

Natural and Peach Tango lipsticks

Blush in "Fucsia" (yeah I know, it's misspelt)
Blush - ColorBar

The swatches:
New Haul swatches

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Friday, 21 March 2008

Nail Polishes 1

My collection of nail polishes.

Part 1

Nail polish 1

Part 2

Nail Polish 2

Swatches Parts 1 and 2

Nail polish swatch 2

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Thursday, 20 March 2008

Lipsticks collection

The first group are the darker shades, with less/no shimmer.

Lipsticks 1

Swatches for the 1st group
Lipsticks 1 swatch

Shimmer lipsticks
Lipsticks 2

Lipstick 2 swatch

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Tuesday, 18 March 2008


I don't use blush that often, since I have yet to find the right shade and the right manner of applying it. The favourite one is the Revlon palette, bought for Rs100 at Bhavani. It has shimmer in it, so it can be used as a highlighter too. The other one (on the left hand side) has a strong payoff, no shimmer and cost only Rs53! But I need to use it with powder foundation since the colours are too strong.


The ELF blush in Glow is the best one - it really has that effect, and most people notice it instantly. The one the left of ELF is part of a Color Institute set, it is nearly the same shade as my skin, so sometimes I use it under my eyes!

The tube on the right most side, is again, a part of the same shade, it's body glitter! The powder's really fine and reamins for hours. It comes in 2 shades - pink and whitish.


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Sivanna Make up palette

The Sivanna make up palette cost me around 150 baht, in Bangkok. The eye shadows are pressed powder and have a good pay-off. They are accompanied with 2 shades of blushes. On the upper lid there is a small mirror and lipstains/glosses. These have a faint pleasant aroma and go on sheer. I use this palette most often.


A closer look at the shades.

Sivanna palette

Part of Sivanna palette

Part of Sivanna palette

Part of Sivanna palette

The lipstains/glosses


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