Thursday, 30 April 2015

Product Launch: Maybelline New York Rebel Collection

Hi Everyone!

Maybelline has launched its new Rebel Bouquet Collection.

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet Lipstick                                       Let your pout blossom with attitude as pastels go bold and rebellious! Flirty, edgy, fresh-n-floral shades made of pure pastel bright pigments for crisp color. The Color Bloom technology blends with the Honey Nectar formula for a lip licking bouquet of pinks, reds and mauves.                                             
  Rs 450.00 
Maybelline Color Show Go Graffiti Nail Polish                                            New York Street Art in a bottle! A special range of lacquers with innovative effects to keep you captivated this season. Flash your playfully graphic tips and toes to make a fashion statement like no other.
Rs 145.00 
Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Powder                                                           The thinnest two-way cake foundation for a non-cakey effect, ultra-breathable satiny perfection and SPF 30+ to keep skin picture perfect. The unique one-film technology makes it 5X thinner than conventional powders for 12 hours of flawless coverage.                                                                                 Rs 550.00
Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation:                                        Discover the skin of your dreams with the exclusive liquid mousse formula that’s air-whipped for a completely pore-less finish for satiny smooth skin. Non-comedogenic formula that lets skin breathe.                                                                                                                                    Rs 550.00 
Maybelline The Colossal Liner - Black:                                                           No fashionable look is complete without the perfect eyeliner to define your peepers. Smudge-free, quick-dry formula for long-lasting bold application. Fade-proof drama that doesn’t budge for 12 straight hours!         Rs 425.00
Maybelline The Colossal Kohl Kajal :                                                                 Now get the benefits of a Kohl AND an Eyeliner! Embrace color like never before with on trend shades, Crushed Emerald, Smoked Silver and Jewelled Jade. Infused with nourishing ingredients and vitamin E to soothe and beautify.                                                                                                                Rs 249.00

You can shop for this new range HERE

Stay Beautiful!!

Saturday, 18 April 2015

A New Experiment

Hi All!

How have you all been? I have been trying out something new.

I have tried to do something related to my profession. As may of you know I am a history teacher to high school students. So I thought, maybe I can do something related that. 

Do watch the video and let me know what you think. Leave your feedback in the comments section below.

So Long!!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

My April 2015 FabBag

Hi Everyone!

So here's this month's edition of FabBag!

This month's theme is 9-to-9 Beauty secrets. It has a combination of skincare, makeup, haircare and fragrance to see you through the day.

Lets look at each of the products sepaprately:

Malavara Shower Gel and Body Lotion Duo - Lime Vetiver
Product Price: INR 300/- for 60 ml of shower gel and INR 390/- for 60 ml of Body Lotion
Sample Size in Bag: 60 ml each

City Color Blush Quad - Coral
Product Price: INR 500/- for 8.10 gms of product
Sample Size in Bag: Full Size

Denman Hair Brush
Product Price: INR 475/-

Chambor Body Mist in Tender Tuberose
Product Price: INR 595/- for 200ml
Sample Size in Bag: 10 ml

I'm quite happy with this month's bag. I'm looking forward to using the Shower Gel and Body Lotion and the Blush. I've already used the Chambor body mist and I've loved it! Watch this space for detailed reviews of these products!!

FabBag is a monthly subscription service starting at INR 399/-. Each month's bag contains 3-5 products from national and international brands ranging from drugstore to luxury. Product sizes range from small sample sizes to full size. To join this service click HERE.

#Inveda BB Cream: Review, Swatches and Photos

Hi All!

Time for another quick review. Today's product is INVEDA BB Cream 8-in-1 Cream With Magnolia and Almond SPF 20 Matte Colour.

Product Claim: 

Product Price: INR 140/- for 15 ml of product

List of Ingredients:

My take on the Product:

Inveda BB Cream comes in a plastic squeeze tube packed in a cardboard carton. The packaging is cute and handy and can be carried around in your purse. The formula is quite runny and takes a little while to blend into the skin. It looks a bit ashy on my skin during the blending process but settles in about 15 minutes time. It has a pleasant powdery fragrance. This product comes only in a single shade. It will leave a whitish cast on duskier complexions. It gives very little coverage and even if you have minor skin imperfections, you will need a concealer. The product did not even out my skin. I did require a dusting of pressed to set the product.

Its USP is that its paraben free. It has SPF 20 and is meant for all skin types. Its not oily, though my T-zone looked shiny in a couple of hrs. The product did not oxidise for about 4 hrs. 

However, the formula tends to look patchy and you need to exfoliate your skin for a smooth application. This product is meant for younger skin with few imperfections. Not quite for me ;) . 

  1. Paraben Free
  2. Has SPF
  3. Handy packaging
  4. Pleasant powdery fragrance
  5. Stays for about 4 hrs before fading and oxidising.
  1. Comes in a single shade
  2. Leaves a whitish cast on duskier complexion
  3. Patchy finish.
  4. Very little coverage.
  5. Need to exfoliate before application to get an even finish.

Overall Verdict: 2.5/5. There are better products in the market at this price point though they may not be paraben free.

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Stay beautiful!

Friday, 3 April 2015

Colorbar Deep Matte Lip Creme in Deep Red (001): Product Review, Swatches and FOTD

Hey Everyone!

Towards the fag end of 2014, Colorbar launched their Deep Matte Lip Creme range. I bought it sometime in Jan and had starte work on the review, but things came up and I found this sitting in Drafts. So here it is now..

Product Claim:

Product Price: INR 675/- for 6ml of product

My Take on the Product:

Very similar to NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream/Butter, Colorbar Deep Matte Lip Creme comes in a silver colour carton. The product itself comes in a transparent plastic tube with a silver cap. It has a doe-foot, sponge applicator. The product formula itself is of a creamy, buttery consistency. It has excellent pigments which gives true colour in a single swipe. As for being matte, it doesn't give a true matte finish but has a creamy sheen to it after application. As of now there are 10 shades in this range from pinks, browns, a rust and a red.

The color that I picked up is called Deep Red (001). Its a nice wearable red with slightly yellow undertones. It will suit most Indian skin tones. However, you need to be careful with the application. If you apply too much product it tends to feather and bleed. The product is fairly long lasting. It lasted for about 6 hrs on me with some drinking and eating. However, the product is not transfer resistant. The product is not exactly weightless but does not feel uncomfortable. It is moisturizing and does not stick to the dry bits of the lips, unlike most matte lip products.

  1. Sturdy, transparent plastic tube packaging
  2. Wearable red.
  3. Suits most Indian skin tones
  4. Great colour pay-off.
  5. Good applicator, enables even application.
  6. Moisturising
  7. Fairly long lasting (6hrs on me)
  8. Easy to remove.
  9. Has no smell.
  1. Does not list ingredients
  2. Not transfer resistant
  3. Bleeds and feathers if more than optimum amount of product applied.
Overall Verdict: 4/5. Overall I liked this product and wil be picking up a few more shades.

So what do you think? Have you tried this lip creme? Which shades have you tried? Let me know in the comments section below..

Stay beautiful!