Monday, October 13, 2014

Innisfree Turns 1 Giveaway

As you all know i am a die heart Korean skin care fan.
And Innisfree is one of my fav brands.
 October is a celebratory month for Innisfree for more than one reasons. 
Innisfree is completing their 1st Anniversary in India on 11th October and Diwali happens to be on 23rd October. 
Therefore Innisfree chooses to double the joy by celebrating both the occasions.

I will be running a contest on my blog starting today till 17th Oct 2014.

·        All you have to do is leave a comment below stating why you want to try Innisfree Product using the hashtag #Innisfreeturns1

·       One best entry will win the special 1st Anniversary Innisfree gift hamper
·         The Winner will be decided by me.
·         The Winner will get the following products in the hamper-

§  Green Tea Seed Serum
§  Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 
§  Green Tea Mask Sheets - 2pcs
§  Cucumber Mask Sheets - 2pcs
§  Eco Nail Enamel 

ALL THE BEST LADIES!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Kerala Adventure-Ponmudi Experience

What is Irony?
Ans-When an opthalmologist resident gets Viral Conjunctivitis.
There you go i said it!

Its been on since yesterday morning and i thought it was all in my imagination but today it is full blown and my tiny eyes just got tinier (Yes,it is possible lol)
Mild grade fever,loneliness,boredom,irritability,laziness,hunger all put into this petite body of mine.
This must be a punishment for all the times i silently wondered about my patients "How do soooooo many people get conjunctivitis every single day!!"
And God was like "Here you go little whiny one,get a taste of your own medicine!"
Did i tell you i hate going to the doctor?
I guess that is no surprise- everyone hates going to the doctor. 

Anyway, here i am sitting and typing away probably infecting everything i touch and even the air around me lol
FREE HUGS ANYONE? :p

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Kerala Adventure-Varkala Beach

 What do you do when you have hyperactive friends?
Go out a lot, visit lotsa places...leave your footprints everywhere and make wonderful memories (even in not-so-fun places :p)
Varkala Beach is one of the famous beaches in Kerela ,situated about 50 km from Trivandrum ie about one and half hour depending on the traffic.
The best thing to do is reach in the morning,laze around ,hop eating-shacks,walk on the beach and visit the tiny shops selling very hippie products.
Other than that there is not much to do.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Outfit Post- A Casual Day Out

 Its been a long time away from blogging world.
I miss the fun and craziness of the events,the thrill of getting new products and swatching them as if its the end of the world, scrambling through my brain for new nail art ideas.
Now i feel like just another fish in the pond,another rat in the race.
I have been transported a decade back into a world less known to me.
But in a weird way i am happier than i ever was.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Matrix Biolage Advanced FiberStrong Range Review

 Hello From the Lonely Planet.
I don't care if this place is called God's own country or if they have the the most amazing sceneries.
All i know is i miss Delhi :( with all my heart.
I'm still in my Malayam learning phase and EVERYYYYYONEEEE speaks in Malayalam here even if they know English.
Which makes me feel really left out and sad.
I can't understand the fun chats my batchmates have among themselves or the not so fun parts when they are discussing schedules or work.
I just sit there and pretend i'm alright when actually i'm not.
99.99% of the patients speak in Malayalam and i miss speaking in Hindi so much,sometimes i catch Hindi speaking patients lol

The blog reached 3rd anniversary on July 5th 2014 but i was too busy to even go near my laptop.
Plus my laptop has been under the weather for the past 1 month.
I go to work at 7 am and get home by 6 pm most of the days.
ughhhh...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

AVON Skin Goodness CC cream Review

By now my readers know that i can't do without BB creams.
I'm not much of a foundation person.
But what does one do when she is about to run out of BB creams?
Actually i had 2 back up skin 79 bb creams while i was still using my Missha no 21.
But some very unthoughtful people decided to take "MY" Missha without even asking permission.
You can imagine how bitter i was since it was my fav BB cream of all time.
And one skin 79 bb cream - i gave it away to an old friend because she really wanted to try Korean BB creams.
Now i have just one with me and was in a panic HIGH ALERT mode when i received this AVon SKin Goodness CC cream for review.
God bless the Avon people.
This has become my summer go-to CC cream.
Read on to know why.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

L'oreal Paris 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary oil Review

 
 For the past few months i've been using this Oil on and off.
I find it hard to commit myself to oiling regularly.
It is so tedious!!!
When i was younger my mom used to oil my hair.
But now i do it only when i HAVEEE to eg if i suddenly notice how dull my hair looks on a particular day or if the frizz increases etc.
WHAT THE BRAND CLAIMS-
L’oreal Paris 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil: 
The Extraordinary Oil has been scientifically created to give your hair the nourishment it truly deserves with three traditional oils and three exotic oils providing 6 specific benefits. 
It has no heavy feel or greasy look. 
Almond Oil –Makes your hair Thick, 
Coconut Oil – Makes your hair Manageable,
 Argan Oil –Gives your hair Strength, 
Jojoba Oil –Gives you Shiny hair,
 Olive Oil – Makes your hair Soft, 
Camelina Oil –Smoothens your hair

Monday, June 9, 2014

Checklist of Super foods serving as Skin Masques

Summer comes with a host of issues including very high UV index, hot winds and exposure to air conditioning for long hours. 
The high UV index causes photo-damage, while the hot winds and long exposure to air-conditioning units causes dehydration of the skin.
 This combination can be disastrous for the skin and can have long lasting effects. 
Looking after the skin regularly is important in combating this damage but what we consume, also affects the skin. 
Here are a few ‘super-foods’ which when consumed have beneficial effects on the skin and can make the skin glow, give it a soft texture and also reduce the signs of ageing.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Damoae Therapy Hair Kit Review

I have already done a brief introduction of these amazing products in my previous post My hair Care Regime for Hairfall.
The products mentioned in that post has been doing some miracles on my hair+i have no exam stress these days.
This will be a detailed post.
I hope you find it useful.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Lancome Lip Lover Swatches

I have always been a lip gloss person and i think i have found my dream lip gloss.
After my bad experience with Lancome Dream Tone , i had very little hope for these.
But holy macaroni, they proved me wrong and i am so excited to review them today. 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nando's Espetada Carnival Experience

Venue ,Date and Time
28th, 29thMay 2014 and 2nd June 2014, 7.30 PM onwards

1.Second Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, Nelson Mandela Road,
Vasant Kunj II, New Delhi
2.Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My blog Header Evolution Story

 This is a random blog post about the story behind my Header Evolution.
I started this blog as a ranting place when i was doing my internship.
But it gradually became an outlet for my creative side which evolved into something much bigger than i could've dreamt of.
Back then it was called "Skull Bones & Love Of  Fashion" because i was more into fashion.
Lipbalm/gloss was all i used back then.
It was a long and tedious name so after a year or so i changed it to Dr Poison Ivy's Beauty Blog.
And so "the boy" and i sketched this logo for my blog.(you know the girl with green vines as a crown)

27coupons.com - Coupon destination

With a new coupon site coming up in India every few minutes, we are left to wonder about how they work and if they are really beneficial to us.
27coupons.com is one of the most popular online coupon distribution network. 
It has been around since July 2011

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Hair Care Regime for Hair Fall

 I miss those days when i had super thick and luscious hair.
My hair fall started during med school days- Stress of exams being the main cause which led to Telogen effluvium which continued for 3-6 months.
And exams after exams did no good for my hair.
Even after coming to Delhi the hair fall continued to a point where the cycle became vicious-
Stress---->hairfall----> stress----->hairfall
Until recently i added some new products and my hair fall is reduced to minimal or none.
I couldn't help but share this great news with you all.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Chew Pan Asia Cafe - Mangolicious Bloggers Meet

 ADDRESS-
First Floor, M16, Outer Circle,
 Connaught Place, New Delhi
M-16Chew Pan Asian Cafe, a gourmand’s paradise for Asian cuisine, hosted a bloggers meet to celebrate the season of Mangoes.
 A perfect start to the weekend, the afternoon was filled with fun and excitement as we were all eager to try some of the yummy Chewlicious desserts. 
The idea was to indulge in some scrumptious mango desserts with an innovative twist such as  mango panna cotta, mango tart, mango dome, 
mangofee pie, mango strawberry mousse cake and the good ol’ vanilla ice-cream with freshly chopped mangoes.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lancome Dream Tone Review

 This product has been the most disappointing product of 2014 next to l'Oreal Paris Magique Kajal.
But just because it didn't suit my skin ,it doesn't mean it won't suit you too.
Please remember that all skin care review on my blog is based on my personal experience and what suits me might not work for you and vice versa.
WHAT THE BRAND CLAIMS-
LancĂ´me’s Dreamtone is a skincare product so powerful that 2 out of 3 women would dare to bare their skin.* Through our triple action technology, this advanced corrector is designed to correct the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, and visibly corrects colour irregularities such as dullness, sallowness and blemish marks. With three tailor-made formulas to target each pigmentation profile – from the fairest to the darkest – it’s an innovative skincare approach for visible results.
70%* saw a visible reduction in Dark Spots.
84%* saw a visible improvement in Skin Tone.
80%* saw a visible reduction in Colour Irregularities.
* Consumer use test. 209 women

Monday, May 12, 2014

Nail Nation 3000 PineApple Cuticle Oil Review

 With all the pretty polishes in town we can barely take a break from applying them on our nails.
STOPPPPPP!!!
Take a deep breathe and give your n*ked nails some Tender Love and Care.
I use nail creams regularly.(Iraya Bamboo nail care cream)
For the past 2-3 months i've started using cuticle oils too.
Here is the review of Nail Nation Pineapple cuticle oil.

ELRA Mini Hair Straightener Review

 I don't need a hair straightener since my hair is naturally straight but then its always nice to have one just for fun >^_^<

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Electric Pink Swatches

Last month i attended the opening of the Bobbi Brown store in Ambience mall Gurgaon and was gifted these goodies to try out.
You can read about the EVENT HERE
Bobbi Brown Art Stick comes in 8 shades.
See the swatches of all the shades HERE
Will Review the Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Eye Liner Scotch soon.

Monday, May 5, 2014

My Journey- Kaya Skin Clinic Laser Hair Reduction

Summer means a lot of sleeveless tops and dresses which needs a lot of personal grooming esp Underarms.
No matter how expensive/fancy clothes you wear, a peek of those hairy underarms is a BIG no no and it ruins the whole look.
I had always wanted to try Underarms Laser Hair Reduction but figured it would be too expensive or just the name "Laser" sounded scary lol
1 month back i was given complimentary service from Kaya Skin Clinic to try their Permanent Laser Hair Reduction and finally gathered the courage to try it out.
The complimentary service consists of 3 sessions. I have already finished 2 and the last session is in June.
For those who wants to know how it feels like or how you can prepare yourself for the session,
read on to know about my experience.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Swatches

You have no idea how good it feels to be back in Delhi.
I love the dry heat which is soooo much better compared to feeling sticky and oily.
The weather in South India is such an awful feeling.
A big salute to all the Beauty Bloggers from South India.
I don't know how you brave the humidity and even wear make ups.
I still have 2 months time before i move to my new place and until then i'll try to blog more often.
The train journey was something i never want to go through again.
My return ticket wasn't confirmed but decided to travel anyway because i missed Delhi too much.
I sat 28 hours straight without napping.
God bless Ipods- my companion throughout the journey.
Now i feel like i have to sleep 2 days at one go just to make up for all the lack of sleep.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bobbi Brown now in Ambience Mall Gurgaon

Opening Date: April 2014

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, the exclusive line developed by celebrated makeup artist Bobbi Brown, brings the brand experience to life with the opening of the new free-standing store in Ambience Mall. Located in Gurgaon, the store is an expression of Bobbi’s unique philosophy and aesthetic, and the perfect way for consumers to discover Bobbi’s range of color cosmetics, brushes, skincare and expert services.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fashion and Beauty Rants

Shadow Palette Arty Blossom steel watercolor
I’m taking a break from work these days and really bored to death.
All I do is play Farmville 2 on facebook, watch Vikings and browse the net looking for some inspiration/motivation. 
Though I started a beauty blog because I was living in a remote place where I couldn’t wear anything fancy. 
My heart was always set on fashion. As time went by I grew fond of both and so my blog is all about that.
As a fashionista I find myself looking at online magazines a lot.
That’s how I came across The Garven(http://thegarven.com/celebrities/) .
I love how beauty , fashion, lifestyle , culture and celebrities have been incorporated well in this online magazine. The pictures are by some renowned world class photographers.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer Celestial and Stellar Swatches

 I am totally a lip gloss person.
Blame it all on my dry lips.
So here i am back again with another lip gloss review+swatches.
I won't write much about it since almost everyone has tried the Rimmel apocalips lip lacquer and you all know how awesome they are ,i'll just cut to the chase.
Read about my other lipgloss/balm reviews and Swatches
Revlon Lip butter Swatches
Revlon Kissable Lipstain Swatches
EOS lip balm review

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Last Winter Outfit Post

This will be my last winter post in Delhi.
I have always hated winter For Reasons listed below-
1.Dry flaky skin
2.Extreme laziness
However, after my new skin care Regime(Read about it HERE) i did not experience a single episode of flaky skin this winter.
And so i've started to love the bitter Cold climate of Delhi Winter.
As for reason no.2,I guess that is incurable lol

All good things must come to an end (for better things to begin.)
Delhi will always be my favourite city in India.
And i would love to settle here in the future.
I'm not sure where i'll be going within a month or two but i will keep you all updated.
Please continue to show your love to my blog.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hair Brushes From Design Glassware


This post brought to you by Mont Bleu. All opinions are 100% mine.
Gone are the days when Hair brushes used to be the same old plastic brushes with boring monotonous designs.
There are wide varieties to choose from nowadays.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Four Fountains De-stress Spa Relax Package

 I was long overdue on this spa visit which was supposed to happen in November last year.
But you know how cruel Delhi winter can be.
I got so lazy and the cold was so bitter i could barely imagine myself in a spa.
Finally spring is here and hence time for some pampering.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Innisfree Camellia Hair Lotion Review

Its been so hectic lately.
I attended a lot of Events and did some serious shopping as i haven't shopped since last October.
Here i am back again with another Innisfree Product Review.
I might just name my blog "Innisfree Review Blog" lol
But i feel that Korean products are the only ones that actually do what they claim- esp skin care.
I will be reviewing "Innisfree Camellia Hair Lotion".

Monday, March 24, 2014

Delhi Duty Free Fragrance Promotion

 Venue
Pullman Hotel
MG road Gurgaon

We were invited for an evening of "Scents and sensibility" with Vir Sanghvi by Delhi Duty Free
Visit Their facebook Page HERE
I know most of us are conscious about the perfume brands we wear.
But in this interesting session i learnt a lot of things.
1.There are only 8-10 perfume makers in the world and all the big brands go to them.
Eg perfumes by Dior and Calvin Klein maybe manufactured by the same company but marketted by different brands.
These perfume makers make 5-10 samples for the brand and the brand will choose from all these samples.
The samples which gets rejected by suppose Dior ,may later on end up being chosen by CK and so on.

2.And that most of the time The Perfume Wears the person and not other way round.

3.Also it doesn't hurt to get opinions of other people while buying perfumes because the wearer can smell it only for 20 minutes or so while other people around him/her can smell it the whole time.

4.The cost of perfume bottles is triple the cost of the actual perfume it contains.
Eg. when we break down the value of a perfume that costs $100, 
$8 would be the cost of the actual perfume
$50 the bottle cost 
and the remaining would be for promotion ads etc.
Fascinating isn't it?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Food Festival at DLF Promenade

 This one goes out to all the foodies in Delhi.
If you are on the look out for a place that has entertainment for the entire family DLF promenade has a Food Festival going on from 20th match to 30th march 2014.The place is packed with amazing food from Italia, Setz, The Big Chill, Soy Express, TGIF, Amici, Tibbs Frankie, Uzuri, Dana Choga and Ploof.
A huge LCD screen with Cricket match going on (a treat for the husbands and bfs),
A train ride for kids,this and so much more.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Nail Nation Sweet Dreamz Swatches

 This is a continuation of the Pre Launched March Collection from Nail Nation 3000.
But instead of Holographic polish, its a glitter polish.
"Sweet Dreamz" is a purplish pink glitter polish with multi chrome micro glitters plus lots of Blue stars,Square black,blue,silver glitters,Random black oval spots.
(Anything you can think of under the sun)
I have applied this on top of a Gold based holo polish "HOLO in Bad lands"
To see the swatches of remaining holo polish go HERE
Had to apply 3 coats to acheive the opacity.
The star glitters are easy to pick up but some the black oval spots has to be scooped

You can visit the Links below to check out more polish in Nail Nation Store.
STORE ENVY  FACEBOOK  TWITTER  YOUTUBE  INSTAGRAM

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum Review

 I'm almost down to the last few pumps of this life saver product Innisfree Green Tea seed Serum.
And now i know its ready for a thorough review.
The main reason why i hate winter is because my skin becomes really dry and flaky.
That was the story before Innisfree Green Tea Seed range came into my life.
I have already mentioned in my DAILY SKIN CARE POST HERE about how i use it.

Friday, March 14, 2014

SheInside Website Wishlist

 Though summer is around the corner , it still gets a little cold in the morning and evening .
That makes me long for warm cozy dresses.
I was browsing through sheinside.com and came across some lovely ones which i thought of sharing with you all.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Revlon Colorstay Shadow Link Swatches

 Few days back i attended the Bloggers Meet organised by Revlon to introduce their New products Revlon Colorstay Shadow Links.
Mix.Match.Click. With REVLON ColorStay ShadowLinks, you can create your own customized palette of possibilities, its own unique combination every time.

It comes in 20 shades of clickable, customizable mix and match colors.
Unique packaging easily snaps together to create your own customized palette.
Rich color pay-off is a variety of finishes from soft matte to satin to high sparkle.
All-day wear.
PRICE: INR 175/- for 1.4 g of product

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Nail Nation 3000 Holographic Polish swatches

I am here with the Second set of Holographic polishes from Nail Nation 3000 March New Launches.
Actually i was supposed to swatch the 4 of them together but i really liked "Holo in the Bad Lands" so much that i had to swatch it first.
Anyway the 3 remaining shades are Freak Sauce, summer berry sorbet and Board Walk Empire.

You can visit the Links below to check out more polish in Nail Nation Store.
STORE ENVY  FACEBOOK  TWITTER  YOUTUBE  INSTAGRAM
Which one is your fav? 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Nail Nation 3000 Holo In The Bad Lands Swatches

Nail Nation 3000 is an Indie Polish brand.
I am one of their March blogger so i got some lovely polishes for swatching.
My favourite among them is "Holo In the Bad Lands" and so i had to swatch it first (i'm impulsive like that lol)
"Holo In the Bad Lands" - the picture speaks for itself. 
Its subtle ,unique and would look great when stamped (will do a nail art with it soon).
She ships Worldwide.
Will post swatches of the other polishes soon.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Foodhall Central Food Workshop


Avocado pomegranate raita
 Gurgaon,28th February,2014-
 Foodhall @ central , the one- stop shop presented an exclusive workshop with Food connoisseur Kanchan Kapoor at Foodhall@Central and the theme of the workshop was dishes prepared using avocado and quinoa. The food connoisseur conducted an  hour Workshop and gave inputs in stylizing the food for parties and dished out Quinoa & avocado salad,Avocado pomegranate raita,Wasabi marinated prawns with avocado dip.
This delightful evening  was well attended and graced by food bloggers  and the workshop gave the attendees take back with them some lip – smacking easy to make recipes with memories that they will cherish for a lifetime.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Innisfree India Haul

 Ever since i started using Innisfree skin care products my skin has become tame.That means no more flaky skin or zits since October 2013.(Knock on wood!)

I was using their Green Tea seed serum and cream.
(Innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream Reviewed HERE)
Will review the serum soon.
Each product gives upto 5 months of daily usage (both day and night).
If you follow me on instagram, i posted yesterday that i was down to my last scoop of Innisfree Cream and it broke my heart so i just HADDDDD to run to the store and splurge.
Haven't done any big shopping for months because i am literally fed up of cosmetics at the moment Plus i had skin care products that suit me so did'nt feel the need to buy any.

I checked out their Facebook page before going to the store just to mentally prepare myself for any ongoing offers.
Buy 1 sleeping mask and get 2 face mask free
Buy above Rs.5000 and get a cute Inni Rang bag free etc.

I had no intention of spending above Rs.5000.
I kept my budget as Rs.3000 (1500 for serum and 1500 for cream)
Gawd knows what happened when i reached there.
I was greeted by the lovely Alice who assisted me.
I went on adding the products non stop.
My shopping basket became full and i finally had to pull myself away from the store :p

Scroll down to see my haul.
Got buttloads of freebies.
I love Koreans.They are super generous and it keeps me going back for more.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Owl Nail Art With Jr Plates From MyOnlineShop

 I Recently got the New Jr plates from My Online Shop.
You can read about the post HERE.
Each plate costs $7.50 each and you have to pay shipping according to the amount of plates you order.
I paid $14.50 for 7 plates.

There are so many patterns to choose from that i got so confused which one to use first.
I was like a child in Candystore.
Finally decided on plate no.13 and 29
This nail art is created using Decal technique.
Acrylic color has been used to fill the outlines.
The base color is from Kiko (will swatch soon).

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NYX soft matte Lip cream Stockholm and Antwerp Swatches

 I'm probably the last one to jump on this NYX soft matte Lip cream Swatches wagon .
I was intentionally holding off the post until i clicked some awesome pictures and i just had to show you all.
There is nothing much to write about them.
But if you are a cosmetic lover than there is no way you could've missed these lip gloss/lip creams.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

New Stamping Plates From My Online Shop

I have been very busy the past few days and have absolutely no time for blogging.
The hectic schedule will go on for some more days.
Lately i have kept my nails polish-free as i got bored of stamping and wanted some new plates for inspiration.
If you are a STAMPAHOLIC like me then i'm sure you have heard of "MY ONLINE SHOP" by now.
This shop stores one of the best stamping plates with unique designs and affordable prices.
She recently launched her JR Plate collection.
All of which can be see on her Store Envy store HERE.
Each plate is priced at $7.50
I got 7 plates and the shipping rate to India was $14.50 (approx Rs.1000)
The shipping rate depends on weight and number of plates you purchase.
The product was shipped from Phillipines and i received it within 10 days.
You can visit her Facebook Page HERE
I have stamped 8 of my fav images from each plate.
So you can check out the stamping quality.
The stamp easy peasy and if there is any problem in the quality you can mail them.
The customer service is promt and efficient.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Veet Be The Diva Season 3 Winners


Bollywood Diva Nargis Fakhri says “it was challenging to select the winner of “Veet Be the Diva” contest, season 3”

“I thoroughly enjoyed myself as I participated in the ‘Veet Walk of Confidence’ to Red Fort”

New Delhi, February 12, 2014: 
“Veet Be the Diva” season 3 concluded with much fanfare and razzmatazz in the presence of eclectic jury and gorgeous finalists in Delhi and was won by Shree Radhe Khanduja, The first and second runners-up were Shefali Roy and Rishita Shah respectively.