Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Winter Warmers Vol 3- Make Up Removers!

I couldn't decide what to post next in the winter series: Makeup removers or Cleansers! It's such an overlapping subject. Most cleansers double up as makeup removers but that would've made it a long post and I certainly don't want to put you guys off reading! So I've decided to focus on solely makeup removers in this post. Will do the cleansers next!



I have an OCD... It's called "Take the Frickkn makeup Off". I've suffered with it all my life and have fully embraced it now. It does sometime annoy/baffle people around me. During my hostel days, I used to be that weird one scrubbing off every trace of makeup on a cold night with freezing water (I hardly put on any back then.. what was I scrubbing off?). We didn't have hot water in our bathroom sinks back then. I'm still the same..the crazy chic who would take off every atom of makeup even when drunk (I don't like drinking!!). So fair to say it's an OCD. I've never slept with it on in my whole blimmin life and I cringe at the thought of anyone who does so. Not judging but that's just me!

About my skin, it's dry. So I tend to avoid heavy, full power and alcohol laden stuff but you know how hard it is to escape that stuff. It's usually there in one form or another.


So yup! One face= too many makeup removers around my place. Let's go through each of them briefly!

1. Missha M Perfect BB Cleansing Oil ($49.50 for 200ml)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Winter Warmers Vol 2- Santé Body butter 'Rose Geranium' Review

What a rare moment! I posted the second part of my winter series before the next winter... This is commendable. **So much humbleness**

So I started my winter series with a post on favorite shower products last week. The weather report is still gloomy as ever.. relentless rains, winds that bring neighbor's panties onto your backyard and a very shy sun which equals to plenty of cold which is directly proportional to stuffing up myself up with food and loads of it coz that tummy is well tucked in layers of fleece.

This week is a lot of blabber about another slather product, a body butter by NZ born and raised , a 100% natural brand, Santé. Nellie from Santé is one hell of a passionate lady-passionate for environment and everything mother Earth. Her Facebook page is a testament to the beliefs she adheres to. How many of us actually approach stores and suggest them to mend their ways to be more environmentally conscious? Hats off to you girl..Doing it way before you preach!

As expected her products have to be 100% of what she believes in -Natural.



The Santé body butter ($23 for 100ml) comes in a recyclable clear packaging. I received this in the scent 'Rose Geranium' . Did you even have to second guess it after my last post? I'm a certified rose fanatic.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Winter Warmers Vol 1 -Skinfood Soaps & Weleda Wild Rose Range- Rants & Review

 It's winters and I'm bored! What better way to entertain myself than passing this boringness (Is that a word?) to you guys. Cheers to more rants about crappy weather and delicious warm food. Oh divine food! Talk about lots of cheese, cream, butter, everything and anything that can be made even more richer. I'm sure I live to eat.

So I've decided I'll do a winter series. Just my fav products these days! A lotion that quenches my parched skin or a potion that heals. Lets talk everything wintery!

So we live near Antarctic.. Southern hemisphere to be precise :p Ok. New Zealand it is! and its bledy cold here. Ok. seriously winter has just kinda started ..its not even that bad in my part of the country (though ski season has officially kicked off!) and my skin is running on an advanced mode.

Skin type: Dry.. borderline super dry!

Lets start the series with some shower stuff. Best thing about this cold weather... Loooooong hot showers. If there's one thing I take my time, it's a shower. Never out in any less than 30 minutes. It's my fav past time (You know like reading a book) So naturally I'm pretty fussy about what stays on my bathroom shelf.

Now I'm a soap girl.. more like a Dove girl. That's all I've ever used. After 2 decades of Dove, I'm giving it a break (though I've still got loads of it stockpiled!). I've been loving Skinfood's range of Soaps these days ($2.89 each)!



NZ made, natural, moisturizing, affordable and nasties free! Oh! heaps of variants to choose from as well. I adore the one with Manuka honey, avocado and lime! It smells so fresh. Perfect for these dull and dreary winters. The volcanic mud is sunshine's fav!





Next up is an absolute fragrance explosion and that too my fav scent in this whole wide world- Rose! I'm a rose fanatic. You might have read all about my rose fantasies in the Forest Essentials rose water toner review!

It's the Wild Rose range by Weleda. You have to sniff it to believe it. How did they even make a scent so strong yet so pure! ZEN! I can smell it all day. And it is pretty much made for my crazy dry skin.


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Remember me?

Wonder where the hell was I since last 6 months? Yeahh.. Can you believe that? It's been bledy 6 months since I last posted on this space! Time flies like a G6... !

Where was I? OK.. so a lot happened!

Crazy crazy shopping at Kuala Lumpur! Christmas at its best!
 

The mighty Petronas!

Left NZ in December, A bit of holidaying and shopping in KL Malaysia, touched down India on new years,  prepared for MY WEDDING (Yeahh!!) the whole of January, got married first week Feb (A week long partyy... more on that later!!!), honeymooning and travelling whole of Feb, reached New Zealand shores mid March, started looking for a house, found one in April, moved in it mid May and then the whole setting up the place started! The interior decorator in me (so much overconfidence I tell you!) kicks in and the shopping trips consume the whole of May & June.

Engagement!

Wedding eve!


D-day

Friday, 20 December 2013

Lime Crime Velvetines ♥ Pink Velvet ♥ Review + Swatches + Comparison + FOTD

How do you write a review about something you are clearly obsessed about? You try ... try real hard! and I'll be doing just that today!

My babies! Lime Crime Velvetines: Pink Velvet, Red Velvet, Seudeberry
If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you know I've been waiting...rather impatiently.. for Pink Velvet's release! and as soon as it did.. it took my sleeps away! I could've bought it on day 1 i.e. Nov 29th but honestly, I just wasn't sure. It looked very cool toned and I was quite certain it'll look scary on me. Doe Deere (the owner of Lime Crime!) is porcelain white and super cool toned and she rocks it like anything! That made me think twice (actually way more than twice...many sleepless nights!) And when it reached NZ shores this week... heart took over mind! I ASKED my gf to be my secret santa and she agreed rather happily (Shout out to you Neha!) and boy! it's the best gift I've ever received in my whole effin life... Yeahh! those photo frames, wall hangings, hideous stuff toys, useless clothes.. better than them all! I was so wrong! It's a stunning shade that albeit my warm skin tone complements it like a match made in heaven.

I've never seen a shade prettier than this!

Ok.. back to being level-headed. I must not show my #obsessedwithanythinglimecrime side to the world.

Monday, 16 December 2013

NYX Antwerp Review + FOTD ♥

Remember that massive Cherry Culture haul a few weeks ago? I've finally started using some of that stuff and oh boy! I'm seriously impressed with the brand Nyx! I reckon it's the best drugstore brand I've tried till date! Beats Elf is my books any day! Though I'm not sure if I can call it a drugstore brand since we don't get Nyx at any physical store in NZ! Hence the massive orders from the likes of Cherry Culture and Beauty joint!

The product!

One of the best Nyx products for me has been the Soft matte lip creams! I might run out of words to describe my love for them. You know I'm a fan of matte's right? A very  uncomfortable unhealthy obsession for the dry lipped souls! And I'm assuming you already know how crazy I am about Lime Crime Velvetines (Seudeberry Reviewed here). There is something so endearing about matte lips! I probably can't put it into words so won't attempt!


When I discovered these babies from Nyx, it was like a chance to get more shades in Velvetines like formula. It'll be safe to say I've not been disappointed.


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Forest Essentials ♥ Pure Rose Water Facial Toner Review ♥

I could've titled this post  "I'm currently obsessed about"!
Summers are well here in NZ (Yess!! We are in southern hemisphere)  and I honestly can't have enough of it. I'm obsessed about everything that is even vaguely summery! Bring on the lemonades, strawberry shakes and barely there clothes :p

You know I'm pretty big on natural skincare right? This review is about an awesome product from a fast emerging Indian brand "Forest Essentials" that is basically putting our ancient Indian skincare knowledge from Ayurveda into affordable luxury. Finally someone has hit the hammer on the nail. Spot on! Beautiful packaging, natural products and effective concoctions.