As the weather gets chilly and you are all happy, bundled and snuggled up in your warmest best; your face and lips may not always appreciate this weather as it brings about massive skin dryness and chapped lips. As one has a winter skin care routine; winter lip care is also equally important. Read along to know more about Nivea Hydro care and also some tips to keep your lips winter ready.

WINTER LIP CARE WITH NIVEA HYDRO CARE LIP BALM


I have been taking baby steps in trying out new makeup removers and for a Bioderma loyalist like me it is a big step indeed. I have oily acne prone skin so a makeup remover that doesn’t give me breakouts or sting my eyes is a winner in my books and that’s exactly why The Body Shop Camomile cleanser and Maybelline cleanser have made the list.

FOR THE LOVE OF MAKEUP REMOVERS...!!



VIRGIN MOJITO IN YOUR SHOWER


IT’S CHIFF – ON SALLY HANSEN DIAMOND STRENGTH


The other day my sister and I were brainstorming about products/blog posts and she suggested that I do a post on my most go to brand. So, here it is my favourite, most used and go to brand – The Body Shop. I use an insane amount of products from this brand and it is a monthly ritual for me to visit their store to stock up on all my favourite products. After my sister suggested this, I actually got thinking that The Body Shop products are a very important part of my daily routine –Morning and Night. We all have this one particular brand or product that we religiously use and for me it’s The Body Shop.

BRAND FOCUS : THE BODY SHOP


SHOE CRUSH – COURT SHOES FROM ZARA


As soon as the Fuji Green Tea Range was launched in India I had to get it. I was out of body scrubs so this was a perfect opportunity to try out the Body Scrub from this range and I am happy to report that this product doesn’t disappoint.  

FUJI GREEN TEA BODY SCRUB


PRODUCT EMPTIES


I must say that I am a little late to jump on the bandwagon and review this much hyped rich colour lipstick + smoothing primer from Clinique. I love the wide range of shades they have to offer and instinctively I had my eye on their red shade but had to hold back; got too many reds already. So, I finally settled for the shade Sweet pop which is beautiful/gorgeous pink mauve(y) subtle shade great for every day wear. 

CLINIQUE POP LIP COLOUR AND PRIMER


What time of the month is it?
It’s unboxing My Envy box time. It is the best time of the month where I wait like a 1st grader for this shiny new toy to arrive. This September Issue is just awesome. I was so impatient that I started using most of the products immediately so this post is also like a short review. Some very cool products and full size products to drool on so let’s get on with it…

MY ENVY BOX – SEPTEMBER 2015


Sunday 16th August,2015 was one of those rare Sundays where my sister & I were up before 6AM (with such dedication & determination) all prepped and decked up…reason being a flat 60% off at Forever 21 store in Oberoi Mall, Mumbai. An opportunity too good to be missed we were at the gates of the store at 7.30 AM; and to our surprise there was a sea of people waiting in the queue since 6.30 am. 

IT HAPPENED ONE SUNDAY… FLASH SALE AT FOREVER 21 (HAUL)


Independence Day (month) just got a bit more special with Envy Box. Absolutely in love with this month’s goodies and the packaging is just gorgeous; very ethnic must say. I have received 2 full size products and 2 sample size products. The products in this month’s box are all made in India and are natural and organic; so without further ado let the pictures do the talking. To begin with my most favourite product in this goodie box…

MY ENVY BOX - AUGUST 2015



Jeans are a must have in every wardrobe no doubt but they aren’t the most comfortable of the lot come summer. Comfy, breezy yet stylish clothing is imperative in summer; so here are some of the comfier alternatives to the evergreen jeans.


5 STYLISH & COMFY ALTERNATIVES TO JEANS



If you are someone who likes fuss free eye makeup then the Rimmel Scandaleyes shadow paint will come to your rescue.

BUDGET FRIENDLY : RIMMEL SCANDALEYES SHADOW PAINT


Goodbye greasy, oily, sticky days… Say hello Garnier Oil-In-Cream. This oil replacement cream with coconut, almond and olive oil is an innovative substitute for oil i.e. oil but in a cream form… confused!! Well so was I when I first got my hands on it; and the first impressions about this product haven’t disappointed me at all. 

CURRENTLY TESTING : GARNIER OIL IN CREAM


This bright orange box of goodness was the much needed sunshine on a gloomy rainy day in Mumbai. The contents have blown me over and the two full size products are a complete bonus what more could one ask for; so let’s unbox this shall we…

MY ENVY BOX – JUNE 2015

MATTE NAILS – MAYBELLINE COLOR SHOW DENIM DASH

If you always thought that a Body Mist is just an alternate for a perfume then think again. It is basically a lighter scent which is to be sprayed right after you shower. It locks in all the moisture and works almost like a body lotion except you don’t have to rub it. 

SUMMER MUST HAVE – BODY MISTS

Lip crayons always grab my attention and I can’t contain myself from buying more and more of them and Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balms are truly amazing. The shade sultry a mauve shade is hands down the most used lip product in my collection and I am totally obsessed with it. The pictures are proof of how well loved it is. The orange(y)/coral shade audacious is also good but I much prefer the mauve one most of the time. 

CURRENTLY OBSESSED : REVLON COLORBURST MATTE BALM

This year spring / summer; shoe trend is all about options – from sky high platforms to killer gladiators; there’s something for everyone and every mood. Here’s a look into one of the many current shoe trends that we love – Gladiators. A personal favourite of ours and a summer must have, this warrior shoe is beginning its reign and growing taller in flats and heeled versions. 

CURRENTLY TRENDING – GLADIATORS

L’Oréal recently launched the Infalible foundation range in gorgeous red and black packaging; you have 4 fabulous shades in powder foundation and 10 in the liquid foundation to choose from. I have never ever tried powder foundation before; this is my first ever attempt and the results have been well very surprising.


First Impressions : L’Oréal Infalible 24H Powder Foundation

This innovative body moisturiser from The Body Shop stable is the Moringa Body Sorbet with cold-pressed seed oil from handpicked Moringa pods; something different from the more conventional body moisturisers. This has a soft gel like consistency which is easy to apply and gets absorbed in the skin quickly and leaves it feeling soft, supple and smelling wonderful. It does not have any cream or lotion base so goodbye sticky arms & legs.



THE BODY SHOP - MORINGA BODY SORBET


I have my fair share of red lipsticks that I have been hoarding over the years and still keep on adding new ones every now and then.  Red being my favourite colour I tend to gravitate towards it a lot. I don’t normally apply red everyday but any opportunity I get it has to be red lips. Here’s a peek into some of the most used and abused reds which have made it to the favourites list.

SEEING RED : FAVOURITE RED LIPSTICKS

Red is one of my favourite colours and my obsession has been carried forward to lipsticks too. I always make a mental note of buying lipsticks in a different shade but no as usual I always gravitate towards reds and end up buying them and the latest casualty has been the L’oreal Star Collection Pure Reds by Fan Bing Bing in the shade Pure Vermeil.
What can I say; it is a very different red than my other red lipsticks. A beautiful matte red with a hint of orange(y) pink(y) coral in it. It is not a very intense bold red so that gives me a chance to apply it daily for work; subtle and classy.





PURE VERMEIL : L'OREAL STAR COLLECTION PURE REDS

This is a new launch from Maybelline which in my opinion is a much upgraded version for the Maybelline Eye studio Hypersharp Liner. I have been using the Eye studio Hypersharp Liner for over a year now and I totally love the product. So, when I ran out of my trusty Hypersharp liner it was a perfect excuse to buy the newly launched colossal liner. I purchased this online last week and have been putting it to the test daily. 


FIRST IMPRESSIONS : MAYBELLINE COLOSSAL LINER

Its mid-January already winter is slowing making an exit and in no time it will be spring/summer. So, I am making the most of this weather and overdosing on dark nail varnishes a lot lately. I have an obsession of dark nail varnishes and I find myself wearing these shades in spring/summer too (lame I know). This year I have made a conscious effort to apply season appropriate nail varnishes.


MANI(C) MONDAY : BORDEAUX

Finally hopped on the bandwagon and got my hands on The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Solid Oil Lips; must say that I am pretty impressed with this product. But first, let us take a moment to admire the packaging; how cute and dinky is the tin container; it’s sturdy and travel friendly too. 


This product is enriched with organic community fair trade argan oil from Morocco that gives you soft, radiant lips. What I liked about this product at first sight is its sturdy tin packaging in subtle gold colour. The solid oil smells so amazing that I want to apply it on my lip all day long that’s how obsessed I am with it. My lips are thanking me for the instant hydration this solid oil provides. The results are more effective after using a lip scrub; slathering this oil on the lips after exfoliation is the most heavenly feeling. My lips feel soft, supple and hydrated. I could go on and on rambling about how amazing this product is, so to bid goodbye to dry lips this is a must try. Priced at INR 695/- for a 20ml tin might seem steep for a lip balm but it is totally worth as the result is indeed positive.
Have you tried the Wild Argan Oil Solid Oil Lips? Which is your favourite product from the Wild Argan Oil range?

SOLID LIPS : THE BODY SHOP WILD ARGAN OIL LIP BALM

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