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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Statement Neckpieces - My Collection

My love for neckpieces are increasing day by day. When I started experimenting with fashion, I really wanted to use accessories as the main focus piece. Accessories add new look to our outfits. These are bold as well as feminine at the same time. It can be a bit intimidating for its size, but trust me the more you'll wear them, the more you'll appreciate them for their beauty. Today I'll be sharing some of my favourite neckpieces which varies from chunky to daily wear types. So lets get started...


This is the simplest one of the all. The elegance and simple design is the main beauty this necklace. Its kind of long. The gold, bronze and white compliments each other. This is my go to necklace.


  This you might have seen in my instagram. Its simple as well as chic. It doesnot give too much attention to the neck area still being there. I love the leafy design.


This is another piece that I was totally in love with. The color combination makes it easier to go with a lot of pairings. It looks awesome with button up shirts.


Now what do I say about this. I am OBSESSED with this. I am yet to wear this as I am not getting the perfect dress which can compliment its beauty. I bought this from abroad.


Look at that!! Its such a lovely pop of color to my monocrome dresses. Its a head turner, trust me.


Its my latest purchase. Its big and chunky yet can be worn with soo many of my dresses, tops, shirts etc. Its a glam piece.


When I first got into statement necklaces, I had this reservation that it cannot be worn casually rather its meant only for special occassions. I really wanted to utilise the neckpieces to the fullest. Now I even wear it if I am going for an evening stroll or friends get together, shopping, outing, almost everytime I stepout of home apart from Work.

Hope you liked it and if you are new to accessories to necklaces, hope this encourages you to try something new.

Thank you so much for stopping by...






Thursday, 13 March 2014

FABINDIA VITAMIN E DAILY MOISTURISING CREAM REVIEW

Vitamin E is extremely versatile. Regular application of Vitamin E oil can bring about marked improvement in the skin condition. Vitamin E oil has an amazing anti – ageing effect on skin. It also prevents water loss from the skin and helps to retain its natural moisture. This oil is also used to treat minor sun burns and also effective in removing scars. Well, that was a bit of information I thought of sharing with you all.



The moment I saw this cream on the store shelf, wanted to try it ASAP. I have a normal-combination skin type, which is sort of okay during winters and a bit oily on the T-zone in summers. I have been using this cream for over a year now and currently this is my alternative moisturizer.



The packaging of the product is nothing fancy but comes in a white soft tube with a flip–top. The consistency of the cream is just right. I need a tiny amount for the face and neck during summers for that required moisture for my skin. It does not make my skin oily or greasy even at summers and gets absorbed easily. I personally love this cream to massage into my skin for effective results. I have even used this cream before going to bed and it did not break out on me. Have never faced any problem of dryness with this on. The fragrance of this cream is soothing.



Personally, I love this cream and also some of my friends who have tried this are still continuing with it.
What Fabindia Vitamin E Daily Moisturiser claims:
Made with beeswax and olive oil, this daily moisturizing cream provides hydration, elasticity and nutrition to the skin.



Price: Rs 200 for 120 ml    

Goods:
1.      Key ingredient: Vitamin E
2.      Gives that right amount of hydration without making skin oily or greasy
3.      Did not break out on me
4.      Soothing fragrance
5.      Price
6.      Once applied, am done for the whole day. I never the felt the need for re-application.

Not so Goods:
1.      Oily skinned might find it greasy and very dry skinned, not enough moisturizing.

Rating:
8/10







Thursday, 6 March 2014

Current Skin Care Regime

Helloooo…

Today I thought of doing this post not only because I wanted to share my skin care routine, but also do small reviews and my thoughts on those products. I have mentioned it before also that the products I use are nor high end brands neither very expensive. I even don’t use too many products, so it’ll be a simple post.

NIGHT:
The reason behind my starting with night first is because my day and night routine are more or less same, night being a bit more elaborate.

So, after I return from work I always make it a point to first take off my makeup (as they call it) with a cream cleanser and then wash my face with a face wash. I first start by taking off my eye makeup with Lakme Absolute Bi-phased Makeup Remover. The Lakme one doesn’t specify it as an eye and lip makeup remover as compared to the Maybelline one. Though I didn’t try using it all over my face in the fear of breaking out. Honestly I liked the Maybelline Bi-phased remover better and you get an extra 10 ml for the same price. Lakme remover does the job but I have to spend a little more time, energy and patience. I’ll be going back to the Maybelline one as soon it finishes.  Price: Rs 225 for 60 ml.

Next step is talking off my face makeup. I use the fabindia Lavender Cleansing Milk. It’s a good cleanser. The bottle is bound to last for months. Value for money product. Price: Rs 180 for 200 ml.

     
Next I wash my face with a mixture of Neutregena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser and Lotus Herbal Oatmeal Yogurt Scrub. The face wash has a thick creamy texture. It claims to control oiliness which it does quite an extent. It doesn’t lather much as compared to its name ‘foaming cleanser’. It does a good job in taking away all the dirt, oil and makeup residue. I have been using this cleanser for couple of weeks. Temperature is already rising and I thought of changing over to a deep cleaning cleanser instead of my moisturizing cleanser (Dove Face wash – blue one) that I was using during the winter. I have a combination skin and this face wash does a decent job and makes my skin squeaky clean. I like this product. Price: Rs. 170 for 100 ml.



After this I generally use the Clinique Clarifying Lotion in type 2. This is a fantastic product. Review here.
Coming to the last step, Ponds Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum. I have been using this from the onset of winters. As I mentioned before I have a combination skin and I really don’t need a moisturizer after the serum. This serum has micro gold particles. All you need is just two drops and you are done. This serum imparts a healthy glow as soon as I apply. So far I am loving it. Although not sure of changing it but am also keen to try the Lakme serum. Lets see. Price: Rs 899 for 30 ml. But at times I do use the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for a change.  Review here.


So here end my night regime.

MORNING:
I always wash my face with either the Neutregena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser or the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap. Full review here.

After that I use the Clinique clarifying Lotion and the Ponds Serum and I proceed to do my face makeup. One thing I would like to say is that the Ponds Gold Radiance serum also acts a good primer or base for my makeup.

I use face packs once or twice a week. I generally use Nivea Pure Effect Total Face Clean Up once a week. I just layer it on while shampooing my hair (multi tasking :P). I really don’t have an opinion on this mask. I use it just to finish it off. I don’t see or feel any significant change post application. Another face pack I like using is the Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack.




So here’s my brief daily skin care routine. What are your Daily Skin Care Routine Products? I would love to hear it from you.
See you soon…  




      


Sunday, 9 February 2014

In Love with.... #2

Hellos...
In this post I'll be sharing with all of you my current favorites.. These are basically some random as well as beauty stuffs. I'll be also sharing my mini reviews of the products as well..

MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER


Lately I've been getting very less sleep. Thanks to concealers who comes to rescue for the result of less sleep. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer gives a good coverage. Its creamy as well as light. But the Shade NW38 is way too dark on me. I was very upset and dissapointed when I came home and saw the actual colour difference. I was asking the SA constantly whether NW38 will be dark on me or not, but she was so sure that it is the correct shade for me. When applied, it sort of gives an orangish colour on my skin. It basically works as an orange corrector. I have to use a good coverage foundation on top of the concealer otherwise my dark circles are more obvious. I hope to get my correct shade soon. But otherwise a good concealer 
Price: Rs.1200/-

REVLON COLORSTAY WHIPPED CREME MAKEUP
Its a medium coverage foundation. I have been using this foundation throughout the winter. It gives a very natural and velvety finish to my skin. I am using the shade 180 Ocre Naturel. Its a tad big lighter than my skin tone. I make sure that I don't use too much. Overall I really like this product.
Price: 800/-

POND'S GOLD RADIANCE PRECIOUS YOUTH SERUM


Now what do I say about this. I love this product to its core. It gives a nice glow after application. During winter I am using this two times daily but am not very sure whether I'll be using it twice in summers as well or not. It acts as an primer as well. A serum is an essential part of skin care and I think to start with this will be an excellent idea. Its a magic potion, trust me.

LAKME 9 TO 5 LIPSTICK: RED CHAOS


This particular shade is perfect for office. Its not really nude yet not that loud. It adds that required colour to my lips not looking to much for office time. Lakme has came up with some nice office going shades in their 9 to 5 range, though our generation office timings are 9 to 9, even more at times. This is the most used lipstick from the time I've bought this.
Price: Rs. 400/-  

JUST CAVALLI


It was love at first sniff. Very feminine yet not at all floral. The smell lingers for days. Its my staple fragrance. I love it. I haven't used anything else from the day I got this as a gift from my brother who bought this from US. Love it. Will be repurchasing it for sure.

NAIL COLOURS:


Lately I've been obsessed with these three colours. I've been using these three colours alternatively.

COTTON PADS


Coming to random stuffs.. these cotton pads are very soft yet sturdy. I mean soft on skin yet sturdy and doesn't tear. These cotton Pads are very helpful while removing eye and face makeup. Earlier I used Cotton balls but I find these to be more easy to use as well as soft on skin.

EARING STORAGE:


Bought this container from Starmark for storing my daily wear as well as most used earrings. It being see though, I can easily locate my earrings and keep it organised as well.
Price: Rs.99

LIPSTICK STORAGE:


Previously I showed you my daily lipstick storage basket about an year ago. A year later my collection increased so did my storage. I bought this from Starmark as well. Love the cute little handles.
Price: Rs.75/-

ZIP BAGS:


These zip bags are very helpful while travelling. These are just perfect for carrying the necessary stuffs. These being not too big just fits in to your bag keeping it organised.
Price: Rs.65/- each

CLUTCH BAG:


This was a random buy. Its a cotton Clutch Bag with floral fabric prints. Its feminine as well as very spacious.
Price: Rs.89/-