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My first stint with makeup consisted of Lakme lipsticks, nail polishes from TipsNToes and the occasional Yardley or Charlie perfumes that adorned my mom's dresser. Since childhood I was curious about makeup and the moment I started getting my pocket money all I did was splurge on experimenting with various types of cosmetics. I wasn’t happy with only lipsticks and nail polishes, I wanted more! I wanted blush, I wanted mascara, I wanted foundation, I wanted kajal… Yes... You do get the drift right? So I experimented to my heart’s content.

Now when I look back to my experimenting days, I cringe. I keep counting these faux passes that I committed and want to now share with you all the top mistakes that we are bound to commit while starting to make-up for the first time! So here I go…

While applying Foundation
Who doesn’t want a flawless complexion, radiance and glow on one’s face? And the shortest way to achieve it (if not naturally) is by applying foundations. Applying foundation is…

Skin Care for Winters: Part II

In the part I of my Winter Skin Care post I spoke about how two of my fav body oils help me battle dry skin during the Winters. In this post of mine I would like to introduce you to my collection of Moisturizers and body lotions :) You see I am a moisturizer freak and I just keep hoarding them! I even ask my friends to gift me moisturizers when they are at a loss thinking about what to gift me ;) But there is a catch too. I am very picky bout my creams as well :P My skin is very dry and so very oily type of lotions suit me...

Anyways… So, as I was saying, my creams collection is this:

Lemme take you through my collection and tell you about each one of them :)

This body lotion is my favorite of the lot and I just cannot live without it! I apply it on my face, neck, arms, legs.. my whole body in short :) The best part about it is that it is odorless and hence does not interfere with the fragrance I might be choosing for an occasion. It is extremely …

Skin Care for Winters: Part I

Many of us face a problem of dry skin and the condition tends to get worse in the Winters when the humidity is low. This gives rise to itchy skin,
"stretchy" skin and sometimes in severe cases leading to "cuts". I live in Pune, which isn't really known for it's cold winters. It's almost as if the winters just pass us by and it's time for Spring again! But you see, there is a problem… Cold or no cold my skin starts getting stretchy and tight just as October starts to roll in… It's as if my skin "wakes up when September ends"… ooh! now that sounded clever ;)

Anyways, after a period of research and experimentation, I have finally discovered the perfect combination of products that have now become my favorites in helping me combat extreme dryness during winters… My skin just loves them and they in turn pamper my skin to bits :D You see there is so much love here ;)

The products that I want to tell you guys about can be categorized into two…

Winter 2010: Makeup Trends

With the advent into the end of the year and with the festive season starting, it is now time to get rid of the Summer trends and welcome Winter with new smokin’ trends! This years Summer and Spring trends tended towards nude and colorful looks respectively. So, dramatic eyes and defined lips come as a no surprise for this year’s Winter Season. This Winter, it’s all about Smokey eyes in any color. The lips need to be defined in not necessarily Red but also Metallic Purples, Coral, and even Magenta!

Dior now is out with it’s “New Look Dior Smoky Fall 2010 collection” showcasing color trends that see a lot of smoky purples, seductive and shimmery shades, bold red lips and glamorous eyes.

REVIEW: Lotus Color Dew Nail Enamel

As asked by Mehak (from PeachesNBlush), I am reviewing The Lotus Herbals Color Dew Nail Enamel in this post. Like I had said in my previous post this was the first time I was trying Lotus, so I was pretty skeptical and hence bought only one shade in 920-Rose Petal. Actually, I had been attracted by the nail polish bottle with its long and slender form that stood out from other brands in the store.

The bottle is really attractive and long. It has a long brush applicator, which actually makes the task of applying nail polish very simple 

The enamel as such has a very “liquidy” consistency and if you don’t remove the excess polish from the brush, it could just flow freely onto your fingers. But once you have managed to get the right amount on your brush, the enamel application becomes a dream… Even though it is quite thin in viscosity, two coats of the polish are enough for a smooth, glossy and a long lasting finish.

Now comes the part where I describe the part about how my nails look …

Oriflame, Lotus, FabIndia and maXfactor made my Day

Hola! This week has been extremely lucky for me and I have got to share my makeup haul with you guys! Like I said in my previous post I was out shopping with Sucharita for her wedding when I picked up a few goodies for myself as well… And as luck would have it just yesterday my Oriflame consultant delivered the products I had ordered for last month :P And then my sister who was in an awesome mood because of getting her first salary this month gifted me something. So all in all it has been a great week for me so far ;)
So, here I go! Lemme list it out for you… Lotus Color Dew Nail Enamel – 920 Rose PetalLotus Lip Balm – Cherry flavormaXfactor KOHL Pencil – 020 BlackFabIndia SeaBuckThorn MoisturizerOriflame SunCare Photostable Sun Lotion- SPF10Oriflame Visions Quick Dry Nail Polish – Silver Pink, Crushed DamsonOriflame Visions Quick Dry Top Coat Oriflame Visions Soul Mates Eye Shadow – Adam & EvePhew! Now that was quite a Haul Huh? :D I was try…

Cosmetics Shopping

REVIEW: ORIFLAME Visions Peach Me Perfect Skin Glow

I have always been scared of foundations and hence have always steered clear of them. They scare me, they intimidate me and they totally make me want to run for my life! I am a sucker for natural looking skin and hence I could never get myself to put a mask on my face and go around town. But... yes there is a but ;) But there came a day when my friend who is a consultant with Oriflame showed me one of her catalogues. Oooooohhh... The yummy looking Visions Peach Me Perfect Skin Glow was on discount! and it looked so tempting and so so sinful in that catalogue that I just couldn't stop myself from buying it. Phew! and there went my resolution to be a smart make-up shopper out of the window! Anyways, now that I had bought, I had to get it to some use. So, first I tried the traditional method of using it as a foundation all over my face and well I have to give in and tell you honestly that it was good! It was more than good. It felt light, did not have the powdery/matte effect that l…

The skin needs nourishment as well...

I came back from my trip to Mumbai all refreshed and rejuvenated. Of course I needed a break from all the daily routine here in Pune, but even my skin was pestering me for humid weather ;)
You see I have extremely dry skin and to top it off, I live in Pune, which has an extremely dry weather and so my short trips to Mumbai rejuvenate my skin and bring back the luster that the dry Pune weather robs my skin off. My skin loves Mumbai and Mumbai nourishes my skin as a favor ;) i totally love this relationship that my skin shares with this humid city :P

But you see with the advent of the Winter season, I needed to find a more permanent solution to this dry skin problem of mine. I needed to gift my skin something that could cajole it into liking dry weathered places as well. Thus, my quest began and I have zero-ed onto three of my fav products... And they are... Ta Da...
1. Garnier Skin Naturals' Body Cocoon Intense Moisture Lotion
2. Fab India's SeaBuckThorn Moisturizer
3. Virgin Olive …