Saturday, April 23, 2011

I want - NARS Portrait of Paradise's Blush Bronzer Trio

NARS launched a Laguna-inspired collection .There are  three limited edition items in the new NARS Portrait of Paradise collection (available now online) were each inspired by the shade. The one i want most is the Blush Bronzer Trio $55.00

Limited Edition.
This stunning and shimmering cheek trio unites three iconic NARS products in one portable zip-around compact. 
Laguna bronzing powder, Orgasm blush and Albatross highlighter provide the ultimate in radiance for the face. Sweep them on and be swept away. 

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Beauty UK lipstick in Passion - Review , Photos & Swatch

I was craving for a hot fuchsia pink lipstick other day. Then i read on some online article that what lipstick says about a woman 
"If the pink-rose turn into a sweet-sour raspberry, then, we are talking about energetic and adventurous women. This shade will attract the men who love and cherish women."
I think my nude/neutral lipsticks days are over.

Beauty UK lipstick in Passion

Our brand new collection of lipsticks in a matte or gloss finish and a wide range of statement shades to tempt you away from a predictable palette.
Choose Matte for a nourishing, long lasting pop of colour or Gloss for a luxuriously moist formulation for that wet look with a strongly pigmented shine. All formulated with a fresh and tasty hint of mint flavour.

I love wearing bright lips .Infact i wear pink lipsticks all year but I think this specific beauty UK lipstick shade is extra appropriate for spring / summer. 
Beauty Uk lipstick in Passion is is a semi-matte shocking bright, raspberry pink .

The beauty UK lipstick in passion is very indeed very pigmented and has a slight sheen.  I only needed two coats to get it opaque on my lips. I am not a fan of sheer lipsticks and let me tell you , it isnt sheer at all .  The colour is long lasting and when it fades away after 2-3 hours , it leaves a hot pink colour lip stain. It is moisturizing , but it is semi matt so i will suggest to exfoliate lips before you apply it .
I personally love the way it looks on my lips,but you can always add a gloss over it to make it more moisturizing and glossier . The texture is so creamy and glides on well. I am sucker for minty ,plumping lipglosses. I personally feel that they refresh the whole mood and imagine my surprise when i first opened the lipstick , i was so excited to notice my favorite minty smell. If you arent a fan of plumping effect dont worry its not plumping lipsticks , its only formulated with a fresh and tasty hint of mint flavour.

I took almot 100 pictures because Beauty UK lipstick in Passion is one of those shades which are nearly impossible to capture on camera.

The beauty Uk lipstick comes in a black round tube that has a color insert on the bottom of the tube , which i personally find very convenient . This way it's easier to know which one to pick because the color is in the bottom of the tube. The packaging looked very familiar to me , i dug into my lipstick stash and look what i found 

Over all , I love love love this shade, its so perfect for summer, it has an amazing formula and for the Price: £3.49 , i have an excuse to pick another one.

You can buy beauty Uk Products from  (If you live in a land far, far away, don’t worry, you can still make your statement with beautyuk*. It does cost slightly more as the carrier pigeons need more food for long journeys.)  

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Vasanti Wonders of the World Under Eye & Blemish Concealer -Review , Swatch & Photos

I love the magical powers of a under eye concealers. If you are lucky enough to have a good concealer then they magically disappear Whether you've got bags under your eyes from lack of sleep or they're genetic.
If you are looking for an affordable, creamy , good coverage concealer then read on !! 

What it is :
The formulas you need to correct, cover and prime all in one wonder compact. Camouflage dark circles and imperfections with this unique 2 shade system. One side is used to counteract and cover dark under eye circles, the other side hides blemishes and imperfections and acts as an eye primer holding eyeshadow in place all day. Another Vasanti multi-tasking superstar!

Price :$17.00

I am pretty happy with my mac prolong wear concealer [Review] but i i am using it to cover , conceal my blemishes instead of using it for under eyes concealer . So i needed something for under my eyes. I have tried the artdeco camouflage [Review] but i was finding it kind of hard to blend. I needed something new then came the Vasanti Wonders of the World Under Eye & Blemish Concealer
Comes in two shades

  • Y2 - Wonders of the World Under Eye & Blemish Concealer(fair to medium skintones )
  • O2 - Wonders of the World Under Eye & Blemish Concealer medium to deep skintones) 
I have  Vasanti Wonders of the World Under Eye & Blemish Concealer in shade 02 , which has two shades , orange & beige.
Each Vasanti Under Eye & Blemish Concealer comes with two shades. One side is used to counteract and cover dark under eye circles while the other side can be used as a blemish or discoloration.Its pretty much like having Bobbi brown corrector and concealer in one compact in my opinion. 
The website suggests that
colour correcting orange shade counteracts any discolouration around the eye area on medium to deep skintones 
Medium beige shade primes the eyes and cover any other imperfections on your face 
What i love about it is that It’s extremely pigmented and it blends really easily creating a matte finish under my eyes. The orange looks "very" orange but when blends in properly it gives good coverage and it blends easily.
I will be honest When i first touched the concealers i was expecting it to dry out on me but surprisingly they didn't. I use my fingers to apply them but it totally depends upon you , you use a concealer brush. I dab the concealer under the outline of my eye on top of the bags. I start with several dots of concealer underneath my eyes ,then i blend it until its completely covered. I have fine lines under my eyes, and it doesnt accentuate them which i look for in a concealer.
The formula of the both shades is extremely dense, unlike the mac pro long wear which is more of liquidy texture. They staying power is excellent , i live in a hot desert-ish city and it lasted on me good few hours with out any cake up or crease underneath my eyes after hours of wear.
The packaging was pretty good. It looks and feel high quality. The compact is sturdy and size just perfect to throw in your makeup or travel bag

Overall i think its worth picking up , its a brilliant concealer, totally worth the money and the packaging is adorable.

Available in select Shoppers Drug Mart & Rexall Pharma Plus locations, online at &

About Vasanti Cosmetics:

Made in Canada, and founded by three Canadian women, Monal Patel, Priti Patel and Pinki Gosal,Vasanti recognizes that women have different needs when it comes to their makeup and have embraced an attitude of inclusivity in developing light-weight, easy-to-use products for all women. From highly pigmented shades to sheer washes of colour, from porcelain foundation to rich warm hues, our colours and formulas beautifully suit all skin types and  tones. Vasanti Cosmetics aims to encourage women to celebrate and enhance their natural beauty.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dark smoke with a hint of purple [NOTD]

A creamy shade which i would describe as dark smoke with a hint of purple. It has no shimmer or glitter. I love the formula, its thick and applies like a dream. It is very pigmented  you only need one coat but it can be streaky so i went with three coats in the below pictures.

I doubt if its original Avon nail polishes as most of the other shades had the same name sticker as this one. I love this shade so so much

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Vasanti Cosmetics Spring/Summer 2011

Vasanti Cosmetics is thrilled to announce the addition of some NEW and exciting products for SS2011.

Brazilian Bronzer Brightening Mineral Bronzer - $25

Get a golden glow to rival any Brazilian goddess! No matter your skin type or tone, you'll have radiant, golden skin with the sweep of a brush. The buildable formula allows for as little or as much coverage as desired and its sheen gives your skin a radiant natural glow that we all long for.

Our advanced nutrient-rich formula contains active ingredients with nourishing and anti-aging properties that help keep your skin firm, supple and hydrated.
Packaged in unique artisan inspired paperboard with hand made accents, each Brazilian Bronzer compact is as unique as the wearer herself.

eyes with hits of colour. Cranberry, grapefruit and hot pink statement lips paired with new shadow Vasanti Spring/Summer 2011 Vasanti is punching it up with bright citrus lips and smoldering duos that pop with colour. Sizzling and sultry or simple and sophisticated, all bets are off for the upcoming sea

Give a twist to the traditional smoky eye, nude lip pairing. The dramatic teal and blue shades of Lake Louise pop when combined withCaspian Lipshine.

  • Caspian Lipshine $15 – peach pink grapefruit(medium coverage)
  • Lake Louise Eyeshadow Duo - $20 -This dramatic duo of rich tealand deep matte navy create a sexy, smoky eye with tons of depth.

Pair a neutral, shimmery eye with a strong lip for a modern, everydaylook. Colosseum Eyeshadow duo pairs perfectly with Red Sea Lipshine, a cool cranberry gloss. An easy, natural looking five minute face!

  • Red Sea Lipshine $15 – cool cranberry red (medium coverage)
  • Colosseum Eyeshadow Duo - $20 - A lustrous nude beige combinedwith a pearly pink

Try a truly bold look. Combine the sultry purple shades of Mount Rushmore eyeshadow duo with a super bright lip like Caribbean Lipshine.

  • Caribbean Lipshine $15 – neon watermelon (sheer to medium coverage)
  • Mount Rushmore Eyeshadow Duo $20 - Silver infused taupecombines with a deep purple in this easy to wear combo that will make brown, green or hazel eye pop!

The rich topaz and emerald green shades of Statute of Liberty are perfectly complimented with North Sea Lipshine, a stunning golden nude brown.

  • The North Sea Lipshine $15 – golden infused nude brown(medium to high coverage)
  • Statue of Liberty Eyeshadow Duo $20 - Metallic infused topazcombines with rich emerald green for a look that will have friends green with envy.

BrightenUp! - Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

Dramatically improve your skin’s texture to reveal softer, brighter and younger looking skin! Brightens with powerful papaya enzymes to give radiance, exfoliates with dermatologist grade micro-crystals and gently cleanses with aloe vera, coconut and panthenol.

Triple Action Formula:
1. Powerful papaya enzymes break down dead skin cells to help progressively smooth your skin’s surface and uncover a healthy radiant glow.
2. Dermatologist-grade Microderm Crystals at 25%, work to stimulate and exfoliate your skin to help smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and blemishes. Many dermatologists use these same crystals for their microdermabrasion treatments.
3. Aloe vera, coconut, panthenol along with a mild cleansing gel keeps your skin hydrated and refreshed and helps soothe the skin during the exfoliation process

Available this April in select Shoppers Drug Mart & Rexall Pharma Plus locations, online at &

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Peach & Brown Eotd with Sleek Makeup Paraguaya i-Divine Palette

I was playing with my new Sleek makeup Paraguaya i-Divine Palette and i came up with this pretty peach brown eye makeup

The below few pictures didnt came as good as i wanted them to be so i tweeked a little with the lightning. Nothing major

 I am pretty happy with the outcome considering i am not very good with eyemakeup . 

Products used in this look are

Eyes :

  • Benefit creaseless cream eyeshadow in recess as primer
  • Matt While eyepencil by class as a base
  • Paraguaya i-Divine Palette ( tangled all over the lid , Stone to contour and parfait to highlight) [Review & Swatch Here]
  • Original  i-Divine Palette (Used the shimmer brown from the second row , third from right on the crease and blended well with tangled)
  • Maybelline eye studio lasting gel eyeliner 
  • Eldora fake eyelashes

Face : 
  • Etude stick foundation as base 
  • DMGM photofinish concealer as under eye highlight

Cheeks :
  • Sleek makeup blush in Pan Tao [Review & Swatch Here]

Lips :
  • Bourjois La Creme des Levres in Rose Moelleux

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Get a natural new refreshing smile this Earth Day with the Nature’s Co

The Nature’s Co., a one stop shop for luxurious beauty and holistic wellness products, on Earth Day, 22nd April 2011, launches a  new refreshing all natural Herbal Clay Toothpaste.

On Earth Day, on a purchase of any product from the Earthborne range the customer can get a 22% discount on another product from the same range of a same or a smaller value. 
Get a natural new refreshing smile this Earth Day

Get the a special discount on products from The Nature’s Co.

The Nature’s Co. launches a refreshing new all natural Herbal Clay Toothpaste this Earth Day. The new tooth paste has anti bacterial and anti septic properties which prevent bleeding gums, plaque, tartar and cavities giving you complete oral hygiene. It is also perfectly safe for diabetics, pregnant and lactating mothers.

Earth Day is a launch pad for course-changing, positive environmental action. It has activated individuals and organizations to strengthen the collective fight against man’s exploitive relationship with the planet. The Nature’s Co. gives us the opportunity to go completely natural and stand up against destroying our planet.

On Earth Day, on a purchase of any product from the Earthborne range the customer can get a 22% discount on another product from the same range of a same or a smaller value. 
So come down to any of The Nature’s Co. outlets and help us help our planet.

Available at all The Nature’s Co. outlets for Rs.275  from the 22nd of April 2011 onwards-

For further info you can visit:

Mumbai Store Address:
Unit No. S-15, 2nd floor Block No. 34/14B,
"Palladium" Phoenix Mills Compound, 462,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel,
Mumbai - 400 013
Store timings:
Weekdays / Weekends: 11.00 am to 9:30 pm

Delhi Store Address:
Shop No S-12(b), 2nd floor, Plot No. A-3,
District Centre, Saket,
New Delhi - 110 017
Store timings:
Weekdays: 10.30 am - 9.30 pm
Weekends: 10.30 am - 10.00 pm

Chennai Store Address:
Shop No. S-012, Ground floor,
Express Avenue, 50L, Whites Road, Roypettah High Road,
Chennai - 600 014.
Store timings:
Weekdays: 11.00 am - 9.30 pm
Weekends: 11.00 am - 10.00 pm

Ahmedabad Store Address:
127, Ground Floor, Iscon Mega Mall,
Sarkhej Gandhi Nagar Highway,
Ahmedabad - 380015
Store Timings:
Weekdays: 11am - 9.30pm
Weekends: 11am - 10pm

Kolkatta Store address:
Unit no. - S010,
Ground Floor, South City Mall,
375, Prince Anwar Shah Road,
Kolkata 700068.
Store Timings:
 Weekdays: 11am - 9.30pm
Weekends: 11am - 10pm

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Perfect Summer Scent - Liz Earle Botanical Essence™ No.1 [Review]

Y'anno , i was sent this perfume a way way back when it was still winters. I smelled it and i thought oh Summer! i dont miss you but i cant wait for you to come so i can wear the Liz Earle Botanical Essence™ No.1 . A beautiful blend of warmth and sensuality.

For our first ever fragrance we’ve used the finest natural botanical ingredients from around the world and the expert skills of a distinguished perfumer from Grasse, France. We gave him the time to indulge in the age-old art of perfumery, skilfully hand-crafting this complex scent with true passion to create this vibrant, sparkling fragrance translating into warmth and sensuality.This sensuous fragrance can be worn every day.
Over 98% directly derived from natural ingredients. Suitable for all skin types.

With the thousands of fragrances in the market, it can sometimes be tricky choosing the right perfume. The weather or season are also important to consider. For instance, if you live in a very humid setting, floral fragrances with a woody or musky base often complement the sultry weather.

Spritz generously all over any time your spirits need a boost or spray above and let the mist envelop you. Alternatively, apply to pulse points such as wrists or behind the ears to release the scent over time.
When i had a first sniff, it was complicated, it wasn't floral , nor fruity(Thank God , i dont like fruity )Liz Earle Botanical essence No. 1 is more on the green side.I certainly picked up some zesty points ,its because that it contains Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus nobilis) and Citrus aurantium amara) .Its very fresh , clean yet very sultry, deep, mysterious fragrance. A perfume which is green and citrusy in the opening and woody-aromatic in the heart and drydown. I felt comfort in its soothing Lavender Essential Oil , sweetness of Vetiver Essential Oil and calming properties of Patchouli Essential Oil .When you first spray it , you get the zinginess but after the dry down the scent settles into a more alluring scent.

The packaging is simple ,elegant yet very classy. The perfume comes in a green & white box decorated with images of plant leaves,which very reflects of the scent inside.The box is turdy cardboard with a sliding opening.bottle is square and classy looking.The bottle that comes in is square and very classy.
Over all a wonderful fragrance for summer. I love Liz Earle products, i have using them for over a year now. Their Cleanse & Polish, Instant Skin Boost Tonicand Skin Repair Moisturiser - Dry/sensitive are my all time favorite.
You can my reviews on Liz Earle products [Here]

The fragrance is $78 for 1.6 fl oz  is available  at

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sleek Makeup Avoir la Peche Collection - Photos ,Swatches & Review

Sleek makeup released a juicy collection Avoir la Peche Collection a few weeks ago in selected Super drug stores in UK and also online . The collection consists of a juicy lip product a pout polish, a blusher and a eyeshadow palette , the Paraguaya. The Avoir la Peche Collection centered around this season’s trend of peaches, oranges and corals.

I consider myself lucky (MashAllah) because my family loves traveling and this time my  uncle was in UK,so i asked my baby cousin Aleesha to send me some sleek makeup goodies including few things from Avoir la Peche Collection. I wasn't interested in the pout polish so this is what she got me. Thank you hon :) Dont forget to check out her Fashion blog. She is awsome.

Avoir la Peche Collection
  • LE Paraguaya i-Divine Palette $10
12 piece eyeshadow palette, is filled to the brim with warm browns, cool corals and powdery pinks. 
  • LE blush Pan tao $ 6.50

The Limited Edition i-Divine Paraguaya Eyeshadow Palette is filled with powdery pinks, corals and a few warm browns.The palette comes in Sleek’s traditional black case,and i was glad to see that it has the name on the front. 

Like all  sleek makeup palettes , this one comes in black compact. The compact is small and sturdy . It comes with a high quality big mirror , Perfect to bring with you on holiday or travel.s

The sleek makeup storm palettes has some of the most amazing quality eyeshadows. No wonder they are everyone's favorite brand for giving great products for reasonable price.The eyeshadows are highly pigmented and glide on super easy. They blend so easily as well. This palette is perfect blend of some beautiful pigmented shimmery shades and some nicely pigmented matt shades .The matt eyeshadows in this palettes has not as intense pigmentation as the darker shades

Colours L-R Top Row - Parfait, Blush, Cameo, Persian Orange, Peach Gold, Sandstone
Colours L-R Bottom Row - Bellini, Redstone, Persimmon, Tangelo, Bittersweet, Stone
  • Parfait — pink-tan shimmer
  • Blush — bright soft ballet pink matte
  • Cameo — pink-coral matte
  • Persian Orange — pink-orange pearl
  • Peach Gold — pink-orange gold shimmer
  • Sandstone — neutral peach matte
  • Bellini — peachy-gold shimmer
  • Redstone — golden orange matte
  • Persimmon — pumpkin-orange matte
  • Tangelo — tangerine matte
  • Bittersweet — medium-light brown matte
  • Stone — medium-dark brown matte
 Some random swatches from the palette 

The Avoir La peche collection comes with a beautiful packaged blush Pan Tao.

I think i am jinxed when it comes to sleek makeup products , as atleast one product comes shattered  . This time the victim was my Sleek makeup pan tao blush although my uncle brought it all the way from UK in plane. 
The Pan tao looks bright yummy orange in the pan .The only reason i bought this blush is that i LOVE LOVE bright blushes. But when swatched this blush turns into the prettiest coral peachy shades.  You only need a little of this at first , you can always layer it for more brighter look if you want.

Over all Sleek MakeUp palettes are an amazing value for money. This collection has the most gorgeous packaging ever. You are getting 12 highly pigmented eyeshadows for just under $10 and a highly pigmented blush for $6.50 

Expect a FOTD with these products soon ;)

Price: LE Paraguaya i-Divine Palette $10
LE blush Pan tao $ 6.50

Available from:, Superdrug in U.K

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