27/07/2015

Super-dry/itchy/sensitive skin this winter? Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash & Moisturising Lotion are here to rescue!

Suffering from dry skin? Here comes the savoir. When it comes to moisturisers (Or even sunscreens), Aveeno has always been my preferred brand. My mum is like the hugest fan of their hand cream. I have to buy tons of it before every trip back home. Its her fragrance-free delight. My mum-in-law suffers from chronic cracked heels and extremely dry hands and there is nothing she trusts except the Aveeno body lotion (the minted version in tube).

And this winters Aveeno has come out with a fragrance-free body care range, suitable for the most sensitive of skins. I've been using the new body wash and lotion for over a month n half now and I'm totally hooked!

Aveeno skin relief moisturising lotion

Aveeno skin relief body care range review

Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash ($16.99 NZD)

16/07/2015

EID MUBARAK! Classic Smoky Eye Makeup for Eid!

Nothing like a festival to go all out on makeup! Indians weddings will be the second best. I've always been a fan of Eid looks...The head jewelry, the Hijab, the elegance, it's all next level. So for this years Eid Al-Fitr (Falls on the coming weekend), here's my rendition. For all my Muslim friends celebrating..Eid Mubarak to you and the family. May Allah bless you with all the happiness in this world!

Makeup for Eid

For makeup, I went with the classic heavy smoky eye look. There's nothing more alluring than a good smoky eye. I'm a newbie and I actually find smoky eyes easier to do than most multi-color eyeshadow looks.
Tip: For a clean edged smoky eye, I always put some scotch tape on the sides of my eye. Saves me from panda eyes!

Black smoky eye makeup

09/07/2015

Looking for a pocket-friendly blush? NYX Powder Blushes in Cinnamon & Pinky reviewed!

If there's one thing that make your face transform from flat to happy...it's the humble blush.

NYX Powder Blush on Indian skin

I'm a ardent MAC blush fan. I've got my basics covered with them - Melba (neutral), Fleur
Power (pink) & Style (peachy). My sister is fairly new to makeup & she wanted a few blushes. I figured its safe to learn the technique on something affordable - enter NYX.

NYX powder blushes have a huge fan following. I wanted to get my sister both peach & a pink - So here's Cinnamon & Pinky for you. She even let me have a play with them for weeks so here's a quick blogpost on how they fared!

Cinnamon is matte bright orange (not peach) & Pinky is a matte hot pink.

NYX powder blush review

02/07/2015

The battle of Lip Balms- EOS vs Hurraw!

Comparing two 100% natural lip balms..Yes!! we've come to this. I'm an EOS fan. Leaving the Kim Kardashian hype aside, they are actually one of the best natural lip balms out there.
And then I stumbled across Hurraw! Lip Balms on iHerb.com. At a fraction of the price and 100% natural, they are surely very appealing. So I ended up ordering a few- 3 to be precise!

Having used both brands here's my insight into them. Hope this posts helps anyone looking for comparisons on these two natural lips balms.



23/06/2015

Can a $3 lipstick compete with MAC??

As astounding as it may sound...Drum roll please ** it's possible. I've been gobsmacked by these $3 Jordana lipsticks from a Dollar Store. All the hoohah & hype about them on social media pages is true and my panic mode has already made me stock up on various other shades from Jordana Matte range!

The lipsticks are available in two ranges- The creamy moisturizing ones in Silver packaging & the velvety matte n opaque coverage ones in Gold packaging.

Jordana Eggplant review
Jordana 'Eggplant' (Gold tube), Jordana 'Blackberry' (Silver tube)
Jordana lipstick in eggplant review

Shade '20 Eggplant' from the matte range has been on my wishlist since the day the rumor of it being a dupe of MAC Diva got the rounds. I had to scout innumerable stores for this lipstick for almost a month. Even Sunshine checked it every afternoon during lunch hour at his nearby mall. Cuteness**

16/06/2015

Kama Ayurveda Pure Rosewater Review!

I hope some you's aren't getting sick of my Rosewater reviews! I promise this is probably the last one for this year (Things might change if I visit India!). I've previously poured my thoughts on Fab India Rose Facial Water, Forest Essentials Pure Rosewater Facial Toner and Oilcraft Naturals Premium Rosewater. #OCDAlert

Kama Ayurveda Rosewater Review

Kama ayurveda Rosewater

10/06/2015

Get The Eye Look - Love Is a Story ♥♥

Zoeva Love is a story palette review

Me: What do I call this eye look?
Sunshine: I don't know (typical!!), A Rainbow??
Me: But it has no red, yellow, orange!!
Sunshine: Love is a story! Isn't that the name of that purple palette?
Me: Yesss!! Duhh... OMG! Yes!! (Kisses**)

True story! My love is a story...Our love is a story. Isn't it amazing how you feel your partner is surely a missing piece of you, your soul-mate...such is the compatibility. **Knocks wood**

When Luxola.com approached me to create an eye look using eye makeup from their website, I couldn't be anymore excited. Here's the goodies I picked up (of course after a lot of Googling!!) -

Luxola.com website review

where to buy zoeva from

- Zoeva 'Love is a story' Eyeshadow Palette ($33.50 NZD) - Because I'm scared of playing with colored eyeshadows & this was the perfect opportunity to kick my arse.

04/06/2015

Goodness Natural Beauty Lab's Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil Review!

Considering the oil junkie that I am, I was bound to run into another skincare goodie.. Chia Seed Oil! Yep..You've heard it right! Taking 'If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin' adage to a whole new level.

Goodness Chia seed oil review

Chia Seeds are considered one of the best natural sources of Omega 3 (Alpha-Linolenic Acid), Omega 6 (Linolenic Acid) and Omega 9 (Oleic Acid, Think: Rich n heavy, perfect for dry skin). That info clearly for the fellow Biochemistry nerds out there (Hi5!!). In other words, these tiny ancient seeds are brim full of Essential Fatty Acids (The ones that our body doesn't make on its own, we gotta acquire them from external sources aka Food). The nutrient density makes consuming a hand full of Chia seeds better than gorging tubs of blueberries.

Folks at Goodness Labs have extracted this rich oil and put it in a bottle as skincare elixir. Theoretically these fatty acids should be anti-inflammatory, hydrating and healing which should lead to bright plump hydrated skin!

Chia seed oil for dry skin

22/05/2015

Taking Stock! May 2015

So I just came across this unique post idea on Lena and Laura's blog and totally got convinced. This is me right now. What's up with you?
Kai Iwi Lakes. How I miss the snorkeling!
  • Making : Progress
  • Cooking : Loads of Indian dishes. I cook for the week ahead.
  • Drinking : Water Always

19/05/2015

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick Review!

Another bright lipstick added to my arsenal! Shame its winters here in NZ as its a perfect spring/ summer shade. It actually SCREAMS beach life! Have you heard of MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick? One of MAC's bestsellers. (Other being Ruby Woo, Lady Danger!)

This was suggested to me by a reader though I admit I was quite apprehensive when I first came across it. But my oh my! I just had to buy it after putting it on.

Price: Rs. 1450 (India). $40 NZD, $16 USD. Available at MAC Counters worldwide.

MAC Candy yum yum review

MAC candy yum yum

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