Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year Nail Art

 This will be my last post for 2013.
I've had a wonderful year - made crazy nail art lover friends,went to gazillion events and learnt a lot of new things about blogging.
Improved my pictures and experimented with different compositions.
It has been one hell of a ride.
I made this simple manicure using 
Faces Ultime pro sand coat Citrus Pie
MASH stamping plate no 40 for index and ring finger
Cheeky stamping plate no 38 for the middle and pinky.
I love you all for visiting my blog and supporting me.
Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2014.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Faces Ultime Pro Sand Coat nail Polish Swatches

FACES COSMETICS  unveiled their latest ULTIME PRO SAND COAT nail lacquers at their flagship store in GK-1, M Block Market. 
The collection of 8 mesmerizing shades was launched over an event where the guests were treated to an extraordinarily magnificent nail makeover by “Nail Spa by Gurpreet”.

Ultime Pro SAND COAT collections is a fun nail accessory that gives a sand grain like texture to your nails making it a perfect choice for modern day divas.It imparts a 3D effect to the nails that dry to a surprising matte finish giving a sugary sand feel.It has full coverage matte glitter formula that turns your nails into jewelry that stays on wherever you go.

The Ultime Pro SAND COAT nail lacquer palette is inspired by the flaky finish of the sand texture. The collection is crafted for festive winter & autumn hues; the color selection is the portrayal of the 2013-14 color trends. The product names are inspired by international delights (deserts) particularly for their color.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

MUA Lipstick Swatches (Whole Collection)

OMG, my lips have gone numb from all the swatching and removing i did today.
I've been planning to do this post for some days now.
But then i had my exams and this wasn't the kind of post that would take just 1 hour to click pics and publish.
It took almost the whole day ,a lot of swatching and the funniest part was i had to be in the same posture for hours just to make sure i get all the lip swatches in the same angle and lighting lol
Initially thought i would do this in 2 parts but instead decided to overwhelm you all with the complete swatch in one post.
Really happy with the whole outcome.
Hope you girls enjoy it and find the post helpful in case you are planning to shop from MUA.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Iraya Vanilla Whole Milk Lip Balm And Bamboo Nail care cream Review

 IRAYA Vanilla and whole Milk Lip balm
Comes in a glass bottle.
The package has a very homemade look to it.
The quantity is a lot and has two years expiry date.
It will last me a long time.
The only con in package would be that it is bulky and not very fancy.
Dipping fingers in the bottle may not be desirable for many hygiene concerned people.

It is supposed to be a Vanilla and Whole Milk Lip balm but the fragrance is more "milky" and less "Vanilla-ey".

The lipbalm is transparent,moisturising and keeps my lips soft and supple for 1-2 hours.
Not overly greasy and ideal for use before application of lipsticks.It doesn't make my lipstick bleed at the same time keeps my lips hydrated.
You know how some lip balms have the post application effect and if you cease using it it dries out your lips more?
Well this one doesn't have that problem.
It does the job well and if you are looking for a lip balm which is 100% vegetarian and cruelty free then go for it.
PRICE Rs.245 for 20 gm
Contains-oils of jojoba, castor, wheat germ, hazelnut & vanilla

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Candy Rhinestones NOTD

 One way to brighten up dull winter is Neons.
Be it nail polish,clutch,dress or rhinestones,neons will never let you down.
I made a mani using this square neon rhinestones sent by Bornprettystore for review.
You can buy them HERE
QUANTITY-400 pcs.
You can use my code to get additional 10% off FGL91

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kitty Mani With Bornprettystore Stickers

 I'm trying to catch up for all the days i missed during my exams so there will be one post daily.
I was never a cat person But my friend Kathy Colby changed that and now i soooo badly want/need a kitty (preferably Persian,white and super fluffy).
However , i am scared i might not be able to take of her when i start my full time work.
So in honour of Kathy and her cat Alana, here is a cute mani .
You can buy the stickers HERE
There are tonnes of patterns so you can make hundreds of manis with it.
You can use my code to get additional 10% off FGL91
Base coat-
2.Tip Top nail chic polish SURFER GIRL (swatched HERE)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Bloggers Collab International Giveaway

6 Beauty and fashion bloggers(including me) have come together to bring a Big International Giveaway to our readers.
There will 2 winners.
The prizes include:
1.Urban decay naked palette 1 or 2 or 3 depending on the availability at the time of giveaway closing.
(random palette.Winner may not choose the palette.We would love the winner to pick a palette of her choice but due to high demand they are always out of stock and is impossible to get our hands on it)
2.Real technique core/starter kit depending on the availability at the time of giveaway closure
(The winner may pick a brush set of her choice)

1. Participants must be above 18 years 
2.This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook, urban decay And real techniques.
All products will be purchased by us.
3.Blogs that are specifically created just for giveaways will not be allowed to participate
4.The giveaway will run for 2 months. 
5.prizes will be dispatched according to the products that will be available at the time when the giveaway ends.
5.all entries will be verified manually and if you don't follow any of the mandatory rules, you will be disqualified.
6.We will not be responsible for any customs charged by your country.
7.Giveaway will run for 2 months from 23rd Dec 2013 ro 23rd Feb 2014.

(L to R,Nitika of The shopaholic diaries
Dr.Divya Of Nail Art by Divya
Appu of Get Set Blush


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Nail Art With Bornprettystore Stickers

My first Christmas mani for this year.
Perfect for those who don't have much time and wants to create delicate patterns.
It consists of 12 sets of stickers.
They have really cute pictures.
My favourite is the polka dot gifts and Rudolf.
Be sure to top it off with a clear top coat to make the stickers last longer.
You can buy HERE
You can use my code to get additional 10% off FGL91

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Alter Ego Nail Enamel Confetti Creator Swatches

This indie glitter polish from Alter Ego  Nail Enamel is just in time for my Christmas.
I imagine confetti today is made by machines & uniformly shaped. 
 Back in my day, it was hand cut from whatever was on hand & all different shapes, colors & sizes!  That is what this enamel is...there are equal amounts of shredded matte dark red, pink & blue shreds, metallic silver & purple shreds, orange, gold & brown glitter & white string glitter.
Visit Her facebook Page HERE
Etsy Store HERE
Each polish retails for $8.50.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Outfit Post- A Blue Christmas

 Just 10 days left for Christmas Eve.
I don't have specific plans yet.
Maybe hang out with my cousins and have dinner together.
Time is flying by so fast.

I'm here with an Outfit post -which i wore to the Lavie AW 2013 Collection launch.
Read about the post HERE.
They have some gorgeous pumps but very limited size options so i picked a Bag instead.
it is beige with faux crocodile pattern.
This bag will go with any outfit.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lavie Autumn Winter 2013 Collection

 Lavie recently launched their Autumn Winter 2013 Collection in Select City Mall,Saket.
I was invited to check it out.
They have some pretty bags and shoes in it.
I felt that the bags would be preferred mostly by working ladies.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Alter Ego Nail Enamel Safety Officer Swatches

Indie Polishes make my knees weak like a Jello.
One can never have enough.
Today i have a very special Indie Polish brand for you.
Alter Ego Nail Enamel.
Visit Her facebook Page HERE
Etsy Store HERE
Each polish retails for $8.50.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

OUTFIT POST- Angel Sleeve Dress from Chicnova

 Remember i told you my exams are over and that i'm going to spam you all with blogposts :p
So here i am back again with an Outfit Post.
Its my first time shopping with Chicnova.com
They have some fabulous clothes and i was spoilt for choice.
Finally i made up my mine and picked this pretty dress with loose angel sleeves.
It comes with a string belt but i decided to wear my bow belt instead.
I am impressed with their shipping and customer service.
Will definitely do my christmas shopping from them.
They are also having great sales at the moment.
Be sure to check them out.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lipstick Calypso Swatches

This is my second Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lipstick and it definitely won't be the last.
To see swatches of "Razzberry" CLICK HERE.
I could go on and on about this lipstick but then you will get bored.
This one will be all about swatches.
All details about the package has been reviewed in the first lipstick post.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

BOBBI BROWN Long Wear Compact Foundation Review

 All exams are over and i'll be free this whole December so expect to be spammed with blog updates :p
My love for Bobbi Brown products knows no boundaries.
I was swept away by their Creamy Matte Lipsticks and now this Foundation.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream Review

 In my previous post regarding my "Routine Skin care Regime" i mentioned Innisfree Green Tea Serum and Cream.
I have been using the two in combination for almost 2 months now.
And you will be bowled over by the "Before-After"result :p
Today i will be reviewing the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Avon Little Gold Dress EDP Review

 I have been using Avon Little Black Dress products since high school.
I get fed up of fragrances easily but there is something about that range that makes me keep going back to it.
Recently Avon launced the Little Gold Dress Perfume.
And i was pretty excited to try it out.
PRICE- Rs.1199
You can buy from Avon representatives.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Etude House 2013 Winter Princess Etoinette

OMG!!! you cannot even begin to imagine how excited i am about Etude House New Winter collection.
It is absolutely fit for a Princess.
And i love each and every product!!!
Why can't we have such pretty and feminine products in India!!!
Hello!!! Can you hear me-Lakme,Colorbar,Lotus etc :p
I won't bore you all much with my talks.
I bet you will realise what my excitement is all about when you see the pics below.
(Took an hour break from my studies just to blog about this)
(All pics taken from Etude House.I do not own any of the pic)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Daily SKin Care Routine

This is perhaps the most requested post from my readers.
I've been thinking of writing about it for months but kept delaying.
Getting the skin care that suits you is very crucial and it may take months to years.
Requires trying out a lot of new products and experimenting to find the products that meet all your skin care needs.

A lot of us don't mind spending thousands on cosmetics but when it comes to skin care we're like "BLEH". Isn't it better to have beautiful skin?
Of course, cosmetics should be used to enhance that.

My main skin concerns is that i have combination skin.
So while in summer i have face that looks like a drop of oil, in winter i end up dry and flaky.

This is my daily skin care steps.
Though the products may vary from time to time depending on the climate.
The steps basically remains the same.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Nanshy Luxury Brush Set Review

 A quick look at this clutch and you'll be like "awwwwwww such a pretty party clutch"
In fact you will be awed into oblivion if i tell you this elegant thing is actually a "brush holder" containing all the essential brushes (face+eyes) :p
Today i will be introducing you ladies to Nanshy Luxury Brush Set.
While there has been a lot of rage around Real technique brushes , in India we are yet to hear/read about Nanshy Brushes.
PRICE-24.96 GBP (Rs.2500 approx)
Shipping rate to India -6.76 GBP (Rs.700 approx)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

BornPrettyStore Snowflake Stamping Plate Review

 Snowflake patterns are perhaps my favourite.
Though it is associated with winter and Christmas i can wear it throughout the year.
There is something very soothing about them.
DO you know "no two snow flakes are identical".
They each have their unique patterns.
Must agree mother nature is the greatest artist.
 Use my code FGL91 to get additional 10% discount
You can buy HERE

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Essence Lipstick All about cupcake Review

 Its my first time trying Essence Lipsticks.
Though they have a wide range of shades ,most of them are shimmery with frosty finish.
There are just 2-3 shades without shimmer and All about cupcakes is one of them.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Darling Diva Polish Swatches

 Its been a long time since i've done any indie Polish swatches.
My first indie polish love started with Darling Diva polish.
And the affair continues.
Today i have two lovely polishes for swatching.
PRICE -$9 each
You can buy them HERE and HERE

Friday, October 25, 2013

Colorbar Duo Fiber Stippling Brush Review

 I really needed a good stippling brush to smoothen out my bb creams/foundations.
So i got Colorbar Duo Fiber Stippling Brush for Rs.1000.
I've been using this for almost 6 months now and here comes the final verdict.
Is it worth the money?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Nail Art

 Hello lovely readers, 
I am Anita from mydailynaildesigns. I am quite excited to share this post with all of you. I am quite fond of this blog and writing for this was an honour.  After thinking a lot I thought to do a Halloween nail tutorial for you guys.  Unfortunately I broke my nails so I decided to do tutorial on practice tip and also show how I fitted that design on my short nails as well. So let’s start the tutorial first.
 a white, nude, red, black and light blue-green polish for this design. 
Also a dotting tool a thin brush and toothpick.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Alaya Spa Winners Announced

Finally here is the result of the Alaya Spa giveaway

All the winners please email zanzanin@yaho.co.in within 48 hours.
Otherwise new winners will be chosen.


Friday, October 18, 2013

Essence LongLasting Eye Pencil Cool chic Review

It comes in a simple twisting pencil form.
I prefer the twisting ones as i think its messy and time consuming to sharpen them.
Also there is too much wastage of the product.
The cap is tight fitting and travel friendly.
You can read about my other Essence posts