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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