Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vacation & some Random pictures

Hello people how are you...i hope you are doing good and im really sorry for not posting as much as i would like to. Its just that i was lazy and also super busy, which i think is not an excuse, its like when you start a blog you wish you had lot of followers (of the blog) and when you do get some you start ignoring it (which is what i kinda unintentionally did) but i promise to do MORE POSTS.

Okay, so this month we did a bit a traveling to attend my cousin sister's engagement and on the way back we went to Pondicherry. I don't have all the photos coz we used our phone and forgot to click most of it. Whatever we captured i have put it up for you guys...

This was taken at the boat trip in Chunnambar River. This was a 2 seater and was supposedly super fast or jet fast (not sure) but it was nowhere near to being fast. But it sure was fun nevertheless.

Thats me with my mom and nani at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which reminded me of Delhi campus, lush green and cool weather. Awesome place to visit but very expensive to shop coz it is targeted at firangs.

This is my lil niece when we were at the engagement. Ohhh she is sooo cuuutttteeeee.

This is my husband's childhood pics, he looks so chubby and cute...i love it...We found this when we were randomly cleaning his parental house. He was called "bonda" as a child cos of his chubbiness.. i still call him that ;)

I made this mala/ gajra from the flowers at my in-laws house without the needle. It was my first time ever and i loved it, the beginning was very frustrating with all the flowers falling off before securing it with the thread. But once you do some 20 flowers you can really do it fast.

Me and my hubby at the marina beach.

At my nani's house, my hubby was making me do all these poses was funny hehehe....:))

Ok thats it for now thanks for watching and may god bless you all.

The good news is that my hubby and I are going to Australia in 3 weeks for 4+ years. So all new experience for us and with the new house almost getting completed, its kinda very busy, but i promise to do more posts.

Monday, October 10, 2011

My Handbag Collection

Hi guys, i know i know I was MIA for almost 2 months, mostly because my lappy was virus attacked and also because i was really getting inspired to write any more blog posts. I was also going through a little depression phase, which i don't wanna talk about. What i do wanna talk about is that how much i missed being a part of blogging community and how i missed my blogger friends ( i hope you missed me too...

I was lately inspired by all the collection post/videos that are out there in the Internet. I personally like to see what people collect in terms of bags, saris, jewelry, etc etc. so what I'm basically going to do couple of collection post's do let me know, if you have any specific collection that you would like to see...

The first beige colored bag was bought from Fashion and you. The original price on the bag was Rs3000 but i managed to get this bag for Rs 516 ( i had used a discount voucher of Rs1000. I really like this bag as it does resemble the BIRKIN a little bit except that its a bit slouchy from the sides.

This bag was bought from Chennai Trade center, as we went to see the home expo there. I had no idea i would love this bag so much, i do love it mainly for the color. Also the detailing on the bag is what caught my eye. This bag cost me about Rs 1100 after bargain, originally was for 1300. I'm yet to use this bag.

This bag looks very thin from the sides let me assure it is very roomy.

This is my only Blue N Blues bag that i own, i bought this while i was in Bangalore in 2009 and it had cost me Rs2700 and i bought the first time i fought with my husband. I went to Forum mall in Koramangala got a haircut and bought this bag and some shoes and i did feel little better and went back home, fought some more and patched up next morning..

I know that this bag is super dirty, as this was what i used to carry to my office all the time and recently i managed to spill a whole glass of water in it and that is why it looks kinda stiff at someplace.

This white and teal bag was again from Fashion and You, got it for Rs700. This bag does not have a top zipper just a button. This bag is huge and i like to use it mainly while I'm traveling.What i hate about this bag is that i gets dirty very easily and need to clean it up after every use. Also the handles on them are not too comfy..

This is my oldest bag that i have from before my marriage. I bought this at Spencer Plaza for Rs1000, which was ridiculous as i should have bargained cos i saw the same bag somewhere else, where it was only Rs700..:(((((

Let me know which one did you like in the comments ????

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Body Shop 50% off Sale Haul

Before the month ends let me just quickly share with you what i bought from the Body shop Sale. I was forever  like asking (read begging) the hubby to take me to a mall so that i can buy it. Unfortunately he was busy with some certification exam, which was on the last Saturday. So I called my sis, (who works 6 days a week) and asked her to accompany me to the Ampa Skywalk Mall in Chennai. We had to take an auto to go to the railway station and then a train and another share auto to reach that place. The moment we entered the Mall it was right at the entrance on the left side. I was sure that i wanted to pick stuff only that were 50% off as i had already stocked up on the shower gels (which were on like 10% off).

So without much further ado, lets get on with the haul. The SA (whose name was Mythili btw) was really sweet and helped me pick up some new stuff that i did not plan to pick up.

The Total Bill came to Rs 2037.50

The hair mask was for Rs 745 but got it for Rs 372.50

The shampoo was for Rs495 got it for Rs247.50

The body scrub was for Rs 745 got it for Rs 372.50

The Body mist was for Rs 545 got it for Rs 272.50

This kit was for Rs1095 got it for Rs 547.50

Monday, August 29, 2011

Feeling Brown NOTD + VOV nail paint review

A couple of days no actually a month ago I ordered some VOV cosmetics form Fashion and You. This is one of the nail paints that I ordered, and this is the first time that i'm using this brand. I bought this for 80-90 rupees, and i'm not such a fan of these as these take some time to dry out before you can apply a second coat .
In this pic, i have three coats on. It is nice brown shimmery colour as you can see. Even-though it says its Quick dry nail polish , i found that i takes some before you can apply the second coat, and if you are not patient like me then its gonna smudge real bad. The finish is quite glossy and shimmery at the same time. I would say that this is more of a night time wear colour.

These nail paints don't have a name to them, just a number which is M-31 9448, if you guys are interested.

This nail polish gives a sheer appearance on first coat and 2-3 coats will give you opaque nails. It lasts for 2-3 days, so staying power is not that good, as it begins to chip from the top of my nails.

What are you thoughts on this ????

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ponds Pure White Deep cleansing Facial foam Review

I have dry to combination skin type and keep searching for face washes which suit my skin better. I was using Pear's face wash earlier and but during monsoon season it doesn't seem to work very well on me. It would never give me good squeaky clean washed face feeling (but i swear by it in summers). I bought this particular facewash couple of days ago, when i went to purchase some groceries at the local departmental stores.

I was looking for this particular face wash as i was intrigued by their adds in tv and magazines, it is so captivating. But in the very beginning when i wanted buy it, it was always sold out, thus i forgot about it. But i had a chance to lay on my hands on it and without second thought bought it. I have been using it for 2-3 weeks now and i think its the right time to write a review about it...

The face wash in its all black packaging, it is so classy...stands out in the shelf at the store....

The flip-side of the face wash....

Price : RS 125 for 100 gms

Shelf Life : A good 2 years.

What the company claims : Pond's introduces a new skin cleansing philosophy, black attracts black. New Pond's Pure White Facial Foam is formulated with activated carbon. The black activated carbon is known to easily absorb and lift away black dirt and impurities from the skin surface and deep within pores, helping to reduce the causes of blemish to reveal your natural pure white looking skin

There is something that I noticed is that this face wash is not made in India it is made in Indonesia..and imported and distributed by HLL India 

The face wash is greyish silver or dirty silver (like a pearly nail polish only thicker) in color and the consistency is as similar to Ponds White Beauty face wash. When i initially bought it, i quickly opened it to see if the face wash was in black color but it was not..:(..

How to use it : Wet your face, foam the cleanser, apply to face with gentle massage and then rinse off..

Pros : 

  • The sleek and sexy black packaging
  • Removes dirt and makeup effectively, dry skinned beauties may find it bit drying....
  • Affordable price
  • Gives a brighter complexion (not fairer)
  • makes skin squeaky clean, 
  • nice and sturdy cap, good to travel with... 

Cons : 

  • To me it smells little muskier but not OTT , like a men's grooming product. Thank god its not super strong, otherwise i would have hated it.
  • If you keep massaging the foam for more than 3 mins (like i did one day), its gonna make your skin super dry...(i have to apply loads of moisturizer to compensate that dryness)...

Quite thick as you can see...

Foam by itself without water.....

With water it lathers up quite generously...

Verdict : Yes for sure but just for the smell, i still prefer the pink one over this..

Guys, do let me know if you also felt that there was something so strange with the fragrance or not???

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oriflame Collective haul

The past 2 months, everywhere you see there are lots of discounts provided by almost all retail companies.  And its hard to not loosen up your purse strings....I give in to the temptation and did a lot of shopping this season. Will have to do separate post on those....hmmm. anyway... Today I wanted to share with you the Oriflame products that i have been collecting over 2 months. They had released a Raksha bandhan flyer ( which was from 6-16 of august), where you get the stuff at heavy discounts and the consultant prices it almost seems like free...so got couple of stuff from there. I'm sorry i may not remember the exact prices of the product, but i will for sure mention the price range..

I have picked up a lot of accessories this time as i like the quality of most of them and at the price provided to me its a great buy....

That is basically what i hoarded...:))

This was sold to me for Rs 500 by the consultant as she already had this same design, i really enjoyed these glasses and it has a little O shaped jewel detailing on the sides, which makes it so classy. Plus this time the case is so solid and is super gorgeous..i'm loving it

Oh Oh and this has got to be my favorite coz i always wanted a make up kit. This is their dare to dream  makeup palette, which was for (originally for RS 2490) RS 1190 and I got it for Rs 952. The camera is not capturing the true colors of this lovely palette. I think this should be with everyone who is new to makeup, coz it has almost everything(pretty much) to try on different looks. It has got 20 eye-shadows, 4 lip glosses , 6 lip colors, 1 highlighter, 1 blusher, 1 bronzer, 2 face powders, and couple of brushes and the best part is the mini lights around the mirror..just like on the vanity of a movie star even though the lights go off after some time and you have to close it and open it again.

This purse was a huge disappointment to me, as i did not like the finishing at all looks like the ones that you get for 100 bucks from the road side stalls. The inside of the purse is in black color and has dare to dream written all over it. I hate it and this is their Enigma Dare to Dream purse was for Rs 398 and got it for Rs 319and i'm dreaming that this purse should get disappeared.

Here comes the good stuff, loved all the nail paints and yes I got the Savannah one again..oh and i forgot to add the nail paint called Clover hazel, which is btw on the main pic. All the nail paints were somewhere between Rs 149- RS 99..I have to say that these are my fav after Maybelline nail-paints. These dry out very fast and the brushes are long and flat and of good quality.

Got the Jewelry Box (originally Rs 1190)  was for Rs 490 got it at Rs 390 and this one is really well made and perfect for gold jewels that i like to carry when i'm travelling.

This is was not from the flyer but the August Catalogue, The Oriflame beauty lash booster (Originally was for 298 )was for Rs 209 on the book and got it for Rs 160-170. Got the mascara and kajal together for less than Rs 300. This mascara has a very unique wand( abt which a post is coming up soon) and i had to have the kajal, coz i'm a kajal freak.

My first hair tool, i going to use this to curl my hair. Don't remember the price though..

Got some other stuff too, but forgot to take the pic separately..an umbrella coz of the design so summery (although summer is almost over), the golden colored round box is a manicure kit(detailed post coming soon), Very me peachy glow tinted moisturizer in dark, eye-shadow brushes, hot oils, nail serum and nail file...

So guys what did you all hoard on lately...:))

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Oriflame makeup brush kit review

I was new to make up and after reading so many blogs about it, thought of giving it a try and seriously have never looked back. In the beginning though I was a kajal and lip balm girl, however gradually i moved on to wonderful world eye shadows and blushes. The eye looks (EOTD) the other girls would do on their blogs looked so beautiful and simple to recreate but i was in for a surprise. I learnt that it takes practices and proper tools to achieve those kind of looks. Off course there were some really hideous eye makeup that i had done before,,but i guess that deserves an entire different post altogether.

Anyway long story short, bought my first set of make-up brushes to try on my newly learnt SKILLS...

Price :  The original price of the product is somewhere between 700-800 but i got it during some offer that i don't remember for Rs350.(i guess that's y i bought it in the first place)

My take on this product :
  • The packaging is really sleek,good for traveling with but if you want to use it regularly then i suggest you store in a brush stand.
  • The brushes are super soft and feels like feather on my skin.
  • Great kit to beginners coz it has all the essential basic brushes.
  • Not as dense as i would like to be.
  • Since it is not very dense, it does not pick up lot of product than you would actually need, which is a good thing..
  • Easy to clean and dries pretty fast too...
This kit has five brushes as you can see and from the left is the powder brush, angled brush, eyeshadow brush, lip brush and the blending brush.

 The handles is made up of transparent plastic ( almost glass like) with  steel  grips..

So guys whats your take on this ????


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