Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mango Mania and a little bit of champagne : My first Avon purchase

Hi everyone!

I recently made my first Avon purchase and I’m loving each and every product I bought. I picked up 3 nail paints from the Simply Pretty range taking advantage of the offer- ‘Sweet Pink’ , ‘Champagne Shimmer‘ and ‘Mango Mania‘. Also picked up a lipstick from the Simply Pretty range ‘Mango Mania‘. My Avon representative Jinal also gave me Avon Naturals Wild apple and grape hand and body lotion as a free gift with my purchases. Thank you Jinal ūüôā

Mango Mania is a coral-brick shade that instantly brings warmth to the face. Its neither too bright nor too dull, just has the right amount of orange tone and looks beautiful worn as it is. It is the sort of shade that’ll suit all skin tones. Thank you Natasha for recommending this shade to me ūüôā

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Mango Mania' FOTD

Price: Rs 125

Quantity : 4 g

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Mango Mania' FOTD

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Mango Mania'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Mango Mania' swatch

Mini Review : The texture is smooth but not too soft, its not very moisturizing) and will not suit people with dry lips. The staying power is good – ¬†easily lasts 3-4 hours with meals in between and an even tint remains on the after 4 hours too. ¬†The packaging is not so attractive but I don’t mind that at this price. The shade is mentioned in small font at one end of the lipstick so to identify a particular shade- you need to go through each label. The pigmentation is good and coverage is medium in single swipe and can be built up to opaque intense color in 2-3 swipes. ¬†Th finish is almost matte but not drying.

At Rs 125, its a steal! And I highly recommend this particular shade to everyone.

Rating: 4.5/5

Will I repurchase: Yes.

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Mango Mania' FOTD

This is what I wore today. You can share your makeup breakdown of the day with me on Facebook by clicking HERE.

I’m currently wearing the nail paint ‘Champagne Shimmer’ from the 3 nail paints I purchased. I picked up 3 nail paints for Rs 105 from the May catalog. As the name suggests, it is a champagne color with evenly distributed fine shimmer in it. Single coat ¬†gives a sheer coverage and double coat builds up the shimmer for a full coverage opaque look. I have worn the nail paint for 2 days now without top or base coat and there’s been no chipping yet. It gives a fairer and glamorous look to the hands. The shimmer is not subtle but its not too blingy either.

Avon simply pretty 'Champagne Shimmer' nail paint

Have you tried Avon products? What are your favorite products from Avon? 

p.s- I’m trying out a new theme on the blog. I find it livelier and peppier than the last one. What do you think? Let me know your comments and suggestions.¬†

Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2011 inspired Blue and Bronze look

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing a Blue and bronze look inspired by Aishwarya Rai’s Cannes 2011 makeup that she wore with the blue and white Armani Prive outfit.

Aishwarya Rai blue and gold makeup at Canned 2011

I loved the blue used by the L’oreal artists on her lids but did not like the pairing with gold on the lower lash line. In my version of this makeup, I skipped the gold for a subtler coppery/bronze shade on the lower lash line.

Warm colors when paired with blues and green bring out their color because of the contrast and this is what I’ve done here. The blue shade used is a iridescent midnight blue shade (Read review HERE) ¬†and it quite bright , so I’ve kept the lip and cheek makeup understated with a nude warm lippy and bronzed cheeks for a balanced look.

 

Aishwarya Rai Cannes inspired Blue and Bronze makeup look

 

Blue and bronze eye makeup

 

The eye makeup is very simple and the most important product you need is a vibrant blue eyeshadow.

Products used :

EYES :

1. Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow #14 ‘Blue Nuit irise’

2. Coastal scents 88 palette (marked shade)

3. VOV pigment (copper/bronze shade)

4. Lotus Herbals kajal

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

6. MAC Blending brush 222

 

products used for blue and bronze eye makeup

 

Steps:

1. Apply the blue shade all over lid. (Use primer first, I haven’t used one since I was testing the eyeshadow).

2. Blend the shade in the crease using marked shade from Coastal Scents palette and use it right upto the browbone.

3. Apply kohl on waterline.

4. Apply bronzer/coppery shade on lower lash line.

5. Finish off with mascara.

 

FACE :

1. Lotus Herbals Naturablend swift makeup ‘Creamy Peach’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Maybelline expert wear blush ‘Apricot flush’

4. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

Face products for Blue and bronze makeup look

 

LIPS :

1. Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection.

2. MAC Cream color base ‘Improper copper’

Lip products: Lakme enrich lipstick #133 , MAC Cream color base 'Improper copper'

 

Finished look :

Blue and bronze eye makeup look

 

Blue and bronze eye makeup look

Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2011 inspired Blue and bronze makeup look

 

Does it look better with bronze or with Aishwarya’s gold? Let me know your comments by replying below.

 

Weekend Fun : My top 10 favorite products of the week

Hi everyone!

Last week I did my first post on my favorite top 10 products of the week. Here’s a list of the products I loved this week –

1. Lotus herbals naturablend swift makeup. Worn in look HERE 

Lotus herbals naturablend swift makeup

2. L’oreal true match minerals powder. Worn in look HERE.

L'oreal true match minerals powder

3. MAC Siahi fluidline. Worn in looks HERE and HERE

MAC Siahi fluidline

4. Bourjois hi tech rouge tint ‘Rose pixel’. Worn in look HERE.

Bourjois hi tech rouge tint 'Rose pixel'

5. Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow ‘Bleu nuit irese’. Read review HERE.

Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow 'Bleu nuit irese'

6. Maybeline expertwear blush ‘Apricot flush’. Worn in look HERE.

Maybeline expertwear blush 'Apricot flush'

7. Streetwear Metal eyes eye pencil ‘Silver lining’. Worn in look HERE and HERE. ¬†Read review HERE.

Streetwear Metal eyes eye pencil 'Silver lining'

8. Lotus herbals pure color lipstick ‘Peach creme’. Worn in look HERE.

Lotus herbals pure color lipstick 'Peach creme'

9. Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection. Worn in look HERE.

Lakme enrich lipstick #133 from Fantasy collection

10. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’.Worn in look HERE

Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder 'Sunkiss Radieux'

What were your favorite products this week? Share your comments by replying below.

Glowing Summer look with Bourjois Hi tech rouge tint and Revlon bronzer

Hi everyone!

This is the look I wore today using MAC Siahi fluidline and Bourjois hi tech rouge tint ‘Rose Pixel‘.

I used some different products than my usual for my face today and I quite liked the healthy glowing look it gave me.

Glowing Summer look with Bourjois hi tech rouge tint and Revlon bronzer FOTD

Products used: 

EYES :

1. MAC Siahi fluidline (on upper lash line and waterline)

2. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

MAC Siahi fluidline and Maybeline colossal volume mascara

FACE :

1. Lotus safe sun intensive sunscreen spray SPF 50

2. L’oreal true match minerals powder

3. Chambor silver shadow compact

4. Bourjois hi tech rouge tint ‘Rose pixel’

5. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

6. The body shop face and body brush

7. The body shop blush brush

Products used for glowing summer look

Steps:

1. After applying moisturizer and allowing to sink into the skin for 7-10 min, I applied the Bourjois lip/cheek stain on the apples of the cheeks and blended it using fingers.

2. Next, I applied Lotus spray sunscreen all over face and neck.

3. Since the sunscreen is slightly sticky in texture I skipped liquid/cream foundation and applied L’oreal true match minerals powder all over the face and neck.

4. Applied Chambor compact on T-zone for more matte coverage in the oily region.

5. Lastly, applied applied Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder all over the cheeks.

LIPS:

Applied Bourjois hi tech rouge tint ‘Rose pixel’ and NYX Sheer gloss ‘HOT’ over it.

Bourjois hi tech rouge tint 'Rose pixel' and NYX Sheer gloss 'HOT'

Final look :

Glowing summer look with Bourjois lip/cheek tint and Revlon bronzer

Glowing summer look with Bourjois lip/cheek tint and Revlon bronzer

Glowing summer look with Bourjois lip/cheek tint and Revlon bronzer

Whats your secret to a glowing summer look? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Navy blue, silver and pink FOTD : Makeup breakdown

Hi everyone!

I have started a new feature on Facebook called “What are we wearing today”. In this feature, I share my Face of the day (FOTD) everyday and you can share your makeup breakdown of the day with everyone by commenting on that thread. To share your makeup look today, click HERE¬†.

This is the full makeup breakdown of the look today. It is very cool toned look  with navy blue and silver on the eyes and pink on the lips.

Navy blue, silver and pink FOTD

Products used :

EYES:

1. Faces long wear eye pencil ‘Navy Blue’

2. Bourjois ombre stretch eyeshadow #14 (for smudging and setting the eye pencil)

3. Streetwear metal eyes eye pencil ‘Silver lining’ (lower lash line)

4. Lotus herbals kajal (Waterline)

5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

Products used for navy blue and silver eye makeup

 

Navy blue and silver eye makeup

 

Navy blue and silver eye makeup

FACE :

1. The Body shop oil free foundation (mixed with moisturizer )

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Lakme cheek artist ‘Kiss of a rose’

4. Maybelline expert wear blush ‘Pinch o pink’ (to set the cheek artist)

5. The Body shop face and body brush

6. MAC Select moisture cover concelaer NC 45.5

LIPS :

Maybelline colorsensational ‘Hooked on pink’

Maybelline color sensational 'Hooked on Pink'

What are you wearing today ? Let me know your comments by replying below.