Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fairy among the stars

That sounds like the title for a fantasy book for kids but here I used it for the manicure I did today on my nails.


I used one of my favourite holographic polish Milani 3D Cyberspace and stamped it on with Konad nail plates M3 and M35.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

On Wednesdays I wear Pink...


This is a random manicure I did last week for a Nail art contest. I wore this look for 2 days.

This is my first free hand attempt (on the middle finger).




I used :
- Colorbar Rasmopolitan(Pink), Dazzling Mauve (Mauve)and Vamp(dark brown), 
- Wet n Wild Waves of enchantment (gold), 
- Pure Ice Superstar (White),
- Sinful Colors All about you (golden sponging on tips) 
- Nicole by OPI Do good feel good (milky Pink)


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas



                                           Merry Christmas!!



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation

Today I am reviewing Perfect Match Foundation from Colorbar.
This is a light weight foundation with light to medium coverage. This gives a little more coverage than your regular tinted moisturizer.
My shade is Warm Beige. This matches my skin perfectly without giving the feel of a foundation. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Orly Bonder

This month, I am testing a new base coat. "Bonder" from Orly. When I ran out of Seche Vite base coat I decided to try a new one. I was pretty skeptical before buying this. The "rubberized" claim enticed me so I bought it.


Orly Claims:
A unique rubberized base coat, grips lacquer to the nail surface for extra adhesion.
Orly Bonder Basecoat features an advanced formula that provides the foundation for longer-lasting color. A unique rubberized basecoat, grips lacquer to the nail surface for lasting adhesion. Prevents nail lacquer from wearing off for up to two weeks.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Colorbar All fired up Nail Lacquer


This is a fire engine red shade perfect for winters. I love the way it looks on my nails.


This is a good stamping color as well. It stayed 2 days on my nails without chipping.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Smashbox Photofinish Primer


According to website:
"Create the perfect canvas for foundation application with our best-selling PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER. with grapeseed extract to soothe and protect skin, this oil-free, colorless formula fills in fine lines and pores to help skin appear visibly softer with a smooth velvet finish. use after moisturizer and before foundation for complexion perfection

What else you need to know:
Use after moisturizer and before foundation for complexion perfection. This skin-soothing blend of antioxidants, which can be worn alone or under foundation, works overtime to fill in fine lines and even out skin texture.

This primer is winner of Best of Sephora Award for being the best primer, one of Marie Claire’s “25 Products that will change your life” and an Instyle best beauty buy.


I never used primer until I received a free sample of Photo Finish Primer last year from Sephora.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Krylon Professional Translucent Powder

Hey Everyone, today I am sharing my views on Translucent powder from Krylon.

Usually I set my foundation with MAC MSF Natural or MUFE HD Powder, but I was in search for a budget setting powder. Then I came across Krylon Translucent Powder.

It is a well known product among professionals who work for the Entertainment Industry (Theatre, TV and Films). So I thought to give it a try. I got this in shade TL14.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Smashbox Eyebeam Double Ended Brightner

Hey everyone, today I am sharing a Brightener from Smashbox. This is a double ended chubby brightner pencil for eyes from Smashbox.


Eye Beam is a nice product to have. It helps me look well-rested, even when I am not. The color is brightening without being harsh like white liners can be. It is subtle but it makes my tired eyes look much more awake and brighter.  

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Essie Ballet Slippers

It is a sheer milky delicate pale pink color. Love this color. This gives a classy and polished look to my hands.


According to Essie, it's one of their best sellers. I think it's the simplicity of the shade that makes it so popular. It's one of those shades that you can wear for absolutely anything and it will always match your outfit. It is kind of like "your nails, but better."

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving





                                                             Happy Thanksgiving Eveyone :)

Splatter

Splatter mani usually take a lot of time and it is really a mess to clean it up. But here is a short cut for the perfect splatter mani.

I used my Konad Satmping plate M21 for creating the splatter dots. I stamped them randomly to give the messy look.

This is how the splatter looks on my nubs:



MAC Pro Sculpting Cream Copper Beech



MAC Copper Beech is a pro-sculpting cream. It is warm golden brown with Orange undertones.
When I heard that the pro sculpting creams, I made my mind to give them a try. Being an oily skinned person I usually stay away from the cream makeup products.





According to the MAC website:
A cream-to-powder formula for sculpting key features. Silky-smooth, easy-to-blend and neutrally-shaded. Apply where extra dimension is needed, eyelids included. Provides moist, skin-soothing, natural-looking sheer-to-medium, buildable coverage.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday Special


Sigma Beauty is offering Free Shipping for Black Friday



This year they are making things even better by offering TWO full days of free shipping (both domestic and First Class International shipping)! 

The sale will begin at midnight (12AM Central Standard Time) on Thursday, November 22 and end at midnight (12AM Central Standard Time) on Friday, November 23. This gives you a whole 48 hours to place your orders! 

To redeem your free shipping, simply enter the code BF2012 at checkout. There is no minimum order, but only one discount code may be applied. You cannot use the monthly 10% off discount code with the free shipping so please keep this in mind when placing your orders. 


Saturday, November 10, 2012

MAC Supercontinental Blush


MAC Supercontinental Blush is a limited edition blush launched with the MAC Styleseeker Collection. On the website it is described as a “bright cute coral” with a satin finish. This is the lightest shade among the three blushes which are launched with the Styleseeker collection.



MAC Camden Chic Lipstick

Looks like MAC Lipsticks went on a diet..lol.

Camden Chic is a limited-edition Mattene Lipstick color released with MAC’s Style Seeker Collection.


MAC Styleseeker for fall 2012 is a collection that reflects the “spirit and style of a global wanderer".



Company’s Description

With its streamlined design, this new slimline lipcolour, features the traditional glamour properties of a matte lipstick – intense colour and semi-matte velvety finish – while offering a creamier, softer, more glide-on application. Non-caking, non drying. Moisturizing and incredibly wearable yet absolutely matte.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Ideas for Karwa Chauth Manicures

Hey everyone, today I am sharing some quick festive nail art ideas here.
Sorry for not posting for so long. But here I am back again with the Festive season...

I just wanted to share a few quick ideas for Karwa Chauth Manis. [Karva Chauth  is an annual one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in India in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.]

I came up with these three main ideas:

1) Accent Finger: Highlighting Ring finger

Jelly: Here I used Nicole by OPI OMB! with Wet n wild Behind Closed Doors on my ring finger.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Color Bar Nail Lacquer Autumn Rose

I was in search for a shade similar to Butter London Trout Pout, then I came across Color Bar's shade no. 20 Autumn Rose. It is not exact dupe but they are pretty close.


MAC Blush Immortal Flower

This Blush is released with MAC Tres Cheek collection.



On the website Immortal Flower Blush is described as a “bright peach.” It looks like a soft peach with rose tints in the pan, but it’s much more coral when swatched and applied to cheeks. It is one of the more popular shades out of the six from Tres Cheek as it has that subtle coral touch that makes it wearable and perfect for summer.

MAC Blush Love Cloud

This Blush is released with the MAC Tres Cheek collection.

On website, MAC Lovecloud Blush is described as a “bright mid-tone pink” with a satin finish.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

MAC Paint Pot Rubenesque

Hey everyone, today I am reviewing a beautiful paint pot from MAC. Rubenesque is a permanent shade.


This paint pot is really pretty. This has a peachy–champagne color with golden shimmer. It does show some pink reflects. This works really well on my oily lids.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wet n Wild Waves of Enchantment



This is the polish from the Wet n wild’s Mermaids Cove collection 2011. Love its name and the color is stunning.



It is a lovely Rose-coral color packed with rose-gold duochrome microglitter. It glows in the Sun.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MAC Cremeblend blush Florida

Today, I am sharing my views on Florida blush from MAC.
MAC Florida Cremeblend Blush is described as a “bright coral” on the press release.




Friday, April 6, 2012

MAC Paint Pot Morning Frost


Morning frost was released in October 2011 with the MAC Glitter & Ice collection. This is a limited edition shade.



Morning Frost is described as a shimmering champagne taupe. It is a brown-gray frosted finish paint pot. It is shimmery without being over the top. It's soft, natural, and has nice pigmentation. In different lights it reflects brown, bronze and taupe shades.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Revlon Photoready Concealer

Today, I am reviewing photoready concealer from Revlon. This is one of the best concealer I've ever used so far.  I love this for the slight shading I have under my eyes. I am very lucky that I don't have dark circles :)

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac and Mellow Yellow

I picked up two new shades for my stash recently. I love both the shades. These are perfect for spring/summer.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Milani Nail Lacquer Bijou Bronze

Hey everyone, today I am sharing a gorgeous shade from Milani.

I LOVE this color. This is an orange bronze color with subtle golden shimmer. It is a perfect spring color.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Lightscapade

Lightscapade was first released 5 years ago, back in 2006 in the Danse collection. It re-released in the MAC ‘Fall Color’ 2011 collection. This is a limited edition MSF. 


Friday, March 23, 2012

Color Club Snakeskin


Snakeskin is from Color Club’s Untamed Luxury Collection and is definitely a beautiful lacquer. The color of Snakeskin is beautifully complex and unique.

It appears grey to dark olive green with a very fine gold shimmer running through it. The shimmer is beautifully prominent without becoming chunky on the nail.


Monday, March 19, 2012

MAC Equilibrium Blush

Hey everyone, today I am reviewing a beautiful blush from MAC.

It is described as a light bronze with a satin finish in the press release. This was released as a part of 2011 MAC Me Over collection.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer

Hey everyone, today I am reviewing a primer from Tarina Tarantino. It's a face primer and illuminator in one. 


It's not a terrible primer, but does not have a mattifying effect as I desire in a primer or base. It has a pretty shimmer. But the problem with this is that it shows through some foundations more than others.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Essie Sexy Divide


Essie Sexy Divide is from Essie’s Winter 2008 Collection. 

It is a dark purple with red based shimmer. It is not a flat color, it is more vibrant and brighter in person. The shimmer gives depth to this shade.


It is a little difficult to capture the exact color of this polish. My image don't do justice to this gorgeous color.

I have used three coats for full coverage.

Formula:
The formula is non-streaky and an easy gliding one.

Retail Price: $6

Availability: Walmart, Ulta

Friday, January 20, 2012

MAC Dollymix Blush

I love dollymix! (this sounds the same as “I love Uncle Chips”. Try it!)

This blush is perfect to look like a pink doll (not scary pink but glowing pink).



It is the prettiest blue-toned pink blush. Being the blush fanatic, I have found that the scarier a blush looks in the pan the prettier it actually is on the cheeks. 

First Blisscovered Box - January


It is India’s very first Blisscovered Box.



I loved the cute lilac box with lace and all. Four sample size products and one  full sized.

Monday, January 16, 2012

MAC Stunner Blush

Stunner. A real stunner! Hello, I am talking about a blush here.

It is described as a light coral pink with satin finish. This is released as a part of 2011 MAC Me Over collection.

It is a pale pink with hint of peach. It has a slight sheen to it which looks amazing for a natural look. It is lighter then Benefit’s Bella Bamba. It is suitable for both warm as well as cool skin tones.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara in Blackest Black

We all make promises, but how many of us keep them?? 

The same way Maybelline The Falsies" promises false lash glam instantly, and to give "the look of 300% more visible, fuller lashes, no gaps from any angle".


I bought this after reading a review on a blog. I'm a not a mascara crazy gal so I don’t experiment much with mascaras. But I've tried all kinds of mascara, from cheap to expensive, and I always return to L'Oreal Voluminous. Voluminous is great for adding volume to my lashes. I bought The Falsies to see if it lived up to the name.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Winter Colors: Lipstick 2: MAC Dubonnet



Doo-bow-nay or DEW-bonnet?? Anyone?





It is Deep shade of red with some brownish tone. This shade can work well with many skin tones. On my pigmented lips it looks brick red. This is a great color to pair with a neutral eye look. It gives opaque color in just one swipe. It has a creamy finish. It is not exactly glossy but not matte either.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012




                                               HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012