Sunday, 29 September 2013

Nail Paint Review : Bourjois Paris 10 days No Chips Nail Enamel

Hi Beauties,

Have you ever wondered how we associate ourselves to a new product?

Well there might be umpteen number of good/bad publicities, brand advertisements, celebrity endorsements (basically the usual theatrics) which the companies can do to allure us into !!

But both of us know that we are very very particular and at times very (insanely ?) instinctive when it comes to checking out a brand.

Actually as independent and educated fashionistas of the  new era we love the phonetics and pay a lot of attention to the adjectives associated with any product.

More often than not we try to judge a product category from its tag line :) (Believe me its true !!)

There are words like “Classic, Royal” which when used in proper way and quantity give us a sense of aristocracy about a product, similarly adjectives like “Posh, Delicate, Cosmopolitan” renders feminity to the image of the product.

Well, then how about “Middle-Class” as a full blown product tag name.

Surprised? well read on !!!!! …….

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Lakme CC Cream : A Wooing Beauty Exclusive !!

Hi Beauties,

Hope all of you are rocking as usual!!

The festivals are knocking at our doors. Thanks to ever accommodating Mr. SR I am kind of in the middle of a Shopping Binge.

The sad part is, this is going to be the first Durga Puja in my life where I will be staying away from my City of Joy. 

On the flip side, I am going to enjoy and experience the Durga Puja in Bangalore in its full flow.

All girls will agree “We need time to Shop”. 

Simply just going to a mall and visiting some pre-planned shops and buying predetermined merchandises (like the way Mr. S.R. loves/wants me to do) does not work for us.

When it comes to shopping, I can’t just make "a" list, I need to visit places, “touch” the merchandises, feel the product, smell the fragrance etc. etc. then only I can buy them.

So when it comes to festive season it has always been a series of “long but rewarding” shopping sessions for me.

Anyways, coming to the product that I am going to review today, it is the recently launched Lakme Complexion Care Cream a.k.a CC cream.

Actually to be honest I didn’t have a good enough experience with BB creams from Maybelline and Garnier ( I read somewhere some company is coming up with a DD cream. I guess enough of alphabetical jugglery …lol )

So this time I was a bit apprehensive with this product.

However the ever persuasive SA was finally successful in convincing me to bring it home.

Read on for the full review…!!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

My Retail Heal @ Bangalore Inorbit Mall

Hi Beauties,

In today's day & age when everything ranging from traffic jams, rains, potholes, salary increments, Bollywood movies, MSD's hair style are getting so predictable, being contrarian actually helps in every aspect of urban life :)

Believe it or not, each one of us have our own recipe for it.

Well let's see how, In lipstick world "Red" was always the monopoly of our Mothers and Aunts, but the moment you and me started using it, we became the coveted contrarians. And we all know we were NOT wrong.

Similarly "Loafers" until very recently were perceived as Men's shoes. It was some imaginative minds like yours and mine,  who have changed the world view on this.

Next time try one pair if you haven't already, it's fun :)

We became the member of contrarian beauty gang when we had crossed over  from "the regular no frill styled Blouses to Well Knit and Coveted Designed Blouses".

I can go on, but I guess you got my point.
Be Contrarian it spices up your attitude.....

Well I guess enough of my Blabbering, I feel I am getting better at it day by day :)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Tuesday Trend: Love Story of Neckpiece & Neckline!!

Hi Beauties,
I feel for any love story to have an impact, you need the chemistry between the pair to stand out…

The same thing happens with our looks.
It only succeeds when our Neckpiece and Neckline get engaged in a happy matrimonial!!

Trust me, if we don’t get the pairing right, even with all our best make ups our looks can really go south.

Today I am going to share some very interesting insights on this topic.

You may ask why I suddenly went this way; well I got into this discussion while searching for an answer 

What was my Question? Read on…….

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Sunday Swatches: Lakme Reinvent 9 to 5 collection!!

Hi Beauties,
Hope you all are having a good time with your loved and peer ones!!

Thanks to globalization today, in 2013, we have thousands of brands from across the globe, at our fingertips.
We can choose our suitable makeups according to our Skin types, Skin tones, Occasions …there are zillions of options out there….

However there was a time when the Indian cosmetic giant Lakme was the reigning queen of Indian Make up space.
Quality and Lakme was synonymous.

I bet most of you out there have sweet memories/stories associated with the brand Lakme.

As far as I remember Lakme was first introduced to me by my mother. You know how?
Back then, I remember my mother used to feel good, whenever she used to buy Lakme lipsticks or loose powder etc etc.
She used to apply those makeups on me during my School Annual Functions!!
Even after decades Lakme has a special place in my heart ….

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Saturday Glows !!

Hi Beauties, 

Thank God its Weekend !!

Saturday is the day of indulgence.
Be it late rising, having merged breakfast & lunch (I call it Home Made Branch), reading books, listening to music, taking photos and last but certainly NOT the least enjoying late night parties (well in Bangalore its up-to 11 PM :) )etc etc.. 

But amidst all these hob-knobbings where is the time to get the touch up done on ourselves?

Remember all of us have a duty to full-fill.....

We must look our best when we step out :)

Well the conventional way is to go to a salon get the touch up done, but for a lazy Saturday afternoon, that's like getting ready twice(once for salon and the next for the actual outing) and drive to my nearest salon( In my case I have to ask Mr. SR to do the favour but he screams....what its Saturday morning right?)

So for these lazy times my DIY's (Do it yourself) help me out from all these nitty gritties... 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Review: Faces Longwear Eye Pencil in Dark Green!!

Product name: Faces longwear Eye pencil in dark green
Product quantity: 1.15gm
Product price: Now 349 INR (I bought this at around 249 INR)

My encounter with faces longwear eye Pencil in dark green: In general, when I go out during daytime I tend to use coloured eye liner instead of eyeshadows . This saves lots of time and gives me that instant eye make up look. I do own 4-5 different coloured eye pencil apart from the staple black eye pencil. Now faces dark green pencil is very creamy and almost smudge proof so if you want to soften the edges after lining your eyes you just have to be pretty quick. If you have an oily eye lids then apply some loose powder before lining your Eyes.There will be some product wastages since it's an eye pencil and that need sharpener. 

It will suit most Indian skin tones. This remains for upto 7-8 hrs and then fades to a lighter shade on me. It adds that drama you need at times.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

My First post: M.A.C ruby woo lipstick!!

Hi Beauties ,
Ho Subharambh Ho !! This is the maiden post of my blog. 

I guess its time for usual disclaimers : I have no idea what to write, how to go about it, but most importantly I feel this is my own space I can write my mind here.
 So without much adieu, today I am going to review my recently found love and that is none other than the much hyped MAC Ruby Woo lippie.

Product name: MAC Ruby Woo lipstick
Product Quantity: 3g/0.1oz
Price: 990 INR