Tuesday, July 24, 2012

NYC Berry Rich Lipstick ~ Swatch and Review

NYC Berry Rich Lipstick ~ Swatch and Review

Its one of those little beauties that are often ignored since bigger (costlier) names have bigger market hold in the cosmetic industry.
I am new to NYC ~ New York Cosmetics and given the price of this lipstick + its quality I am impressed. Sadly it's not available in India at the moment.
This came to me through my mum , she knows what suits me  but the thing is that I wear neutral shades more, so it will be used either to match an outfit or as a lip tint at times.

NYC Berry Rich Lipstick ~ Swatch and Review

As per NYC :

  • Re-apply? Who has the time?! NYC New York Color Ultra Last LipWear is wearable, ultra lasting and stays on up to 6 hours.
  •  Perfect for your morning meetings and all-night parties. 
  • The rich, silky formula is so creamy and comfortable. 
  • It's super-affordable too. 
  • Great for girls on the go

Job :

  • It's a lipstick duhh!!
  • I will use it as a lip tint though.

Texture :

  • Creamy but not too much.
  • A bit sheer.
  • Glides on smoothly

Shade :

  • Beautiful Berry color.
  • Nothing more, nothing less than a true berry shade.
  • No shimmer.
  • Frost free finish.
  • Didn't make my teeth look yellow.

Will suit :

  • All skin tones.
  • Those with pigmented lips can easily use it's one swipe as a natural looking lip tint.

Packaging :

  • It looses its charm in its packaging. But you can't expect more from a $1.99 product can you?
  • The cap is transparent plastic, can break soon if mishandled.
  • The bullet doesn't swirl down completely inside the bottom casing, half of it remains out from the black casing which always always sticks on the inside of the transparent cap while closing.
  • Lipstick Bullet looks fragile.

Plus points :

  • Great shade, will suit all skin tones.
  • Good quality even at such low price.
  • Sheer yet build-able.
  • Comes in 20 colors.
  • Good for experimenting with different shades as it won't pinch your pocket much.

Minus points :

  • Packaging
  • That's it. :)
  • Not available in India.

NYC Berry Rich Lipstick ~ Swatch and Review

NYC Berry Rich Lipstick ~ Swatch and Review

All in all it's a beautiful berry mauve shade and I know so many of you would love it. It will definitely suits all skin tones. Those with pigmented lips can use it easily, saying this with personal experience :)

A close dupe of this shade is ~ ~ Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick number 152 . For people in India, if you don't get your hands on this shade by NYC then you can buy the lakme one. 

You can see all the 20 shades from this range of NYC on their website ~ ~ NYC Ultra Last Lipwear

NYC Berry Rich Lipstick ~ Swatch and Review

Recommendation : Yes please :)



The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Body Butter ~ Review

My folks love this and so do I ,,
You too lub it and you can't deny ,,
 (oohhh !! It rhymed ;) super impressed with my skills hahahahahahhaaaa :p )
The Body Shop ~ Spice Vanilla  Body Butter is the best thing to soften up dry skin. The Body Shop body butters are famous worldwide as we all know pretty well. Spiced Vanilla was launched around Christmas last year and has been a favorite of TBS lovers since then.
If you suffer from dry patches on your body and nothing seems to ward off the dryness then definitely try this product. I have been using this for past two weeks and am pretty amazed with the cream.

I thankfully do not suffer from dry or irritated skin, my skin is pretty normal but still I love experimenting with new creams and lotions every now and then. I read about this spiced vanilla body butter and the word spice & vanilla made me buy it. I love spices and always make sure to use fresh ones in my kitchen so it was a pretty easy decision to be made when choosing among different variants.
Plus I feel so good wearing this, not only it smells good but also makes my skin baby soft.
And I get complimented too ;)

Notes about it in my opinion.

Job :

  • Pouring life into dry skin.
  • Making skin baby soft and retain its moisture :) .
  • Keeps skin soft for good 5-6 hrs.
  • Make rough skin patches buttery smooth.

Plus points :

  • Super dry skin. If you want to get rid of dry patches without using thick lotions then this is definitely for you.
  • Rough patches . Like your knuckles, writs, elbows, knees etc.
  • Can be used as a body butter/cream for both summers and winters.
  • Suitable for Humid climate as well. 

Minus points :

  • Not for super oily skin.
  • Tub packaging . Why TBS ? WHY ?

Consistency :

  • Buttery smooth texture. One touch and you would fall in love with it.
  • Looks thick but isn't in reality.
  • Blends effortlessly into your skin
  • Just like a skin drink to quench its thirst.
  • Doesn't leave any white cast on blending.
  • You need extremely little amount while applying. So, even the small size tub would take me months to complete.

Fragrance :

  • Spiced Vanilla . It smells of Cinnamon Buns. Anyone would love it.
  • Okay for sensitive nose.
  • Fragrance lingers for 1 hour.

Usage :

  • Use it as you use your normal body cream.
  • Focus on areas which are dry and ripped of moisture.
  • Start with a little amount and then  take another little scoop for that extra touch of moisture.
  • Little goes long way.

Packaging :

  • Not impressed with packaging, Tub packaging is unhygienic. There is no inner lid for this product's packaging.
  • Tub is sturdy and the lid closes well.
  • Travel friendly upto a limit.

Would personally suggest for :

  • Those suffering from extremely dry skin.
  • Those who keep on washing their hands every now and then because of their field of work.
  • Those who have rough patches on few areas on their body.
  • Those who want a awesomely good smelling cream.

Hope none of you had any Monday morning Blue :D

Take care


p.s. I have started my fb page yesterday :) It isn't that happening as of now but I'll take care of that asap. You can visit it by going through the Facebook tab on the header. Will make an separate post on this also.

p.p.s Did you like the new look of my blog ?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Current love ~

Hope all of you had a super duper weekend.
I just came back from a friend's engagement party and m  feeling pretty good.
Engagement was fun ! Best part being that the bride (my friend) & her Dad danced on Butterfly kisses ,, I was like teary eyed ,, but that straight got transferred to a great laugh when they danced on Daddy cool!! yeah!! you can well imagine how much fun the party was.
Then the would-be Bride & Groom danced on "When you say nothing at all  ~ Ronan Keating " .They looked so beautiful dancing... :)

Here's the video "Butterfly Kisses"

~ I wore a saree today,, lavender, greyish-purple  and loved it :) :) The earring which I have shown you above is what I wore with my saree, It was like they would not go with the saree but then when I wore them they looked really pretty. Hope all of you have an awesome week ahead. :) Take care Namita :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara ~ Pictures, review and eye swatch ~ Its's PINK ♥ ♥ ♥

Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara ~ Pictures, review and eye swatch ~ Its's PINK ♥   ♥   ♥ 

Since the first very moment I read about this mascara I knew I wanted it.
I am not addicted to pink but somehow I was drawn towards it ,, 
I am glad I bought it.

I have long lashes with decent volume but I love drama eyes ,, fluttery lashes big black & beautiful.
I wanted more volume to my lashes which I couldn't get through Maybelline colossal volume express mascara or from Lakme Lash Artist. So, in the search of a volumizing mascara I chanced upon this and I tell you I lub it       

As per Bourjois website :



Your weapon of lash seduction!
Its target: Every single lash
Its secret weapon : 500 bristle brush + special tip for tiny lashes
Its innovation: 500 bristle mega brush with ultra-fine and supple bristles coat every single lash for maximum volume. PLUS, its special brush tip contains lash micro-captors to reach even the smallest of lashes.
Its formula is enriched with volume-boosting agents and black pearl extract for fully coated intense black, luminous lashes that for up to 16 hours**.
And…it’s good for my eyes!
Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Its formula contains natural wax to protect and fortify your lashes.
*Scientifically tested on 30 women **Scientifically tested on 61 women

Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara ~ Pictures, review and eye swatch ~ Its's PINK ♥   ♥   ♥ 

Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara ~ Pictures, review and eye swatch ~ Its's PINK ♥   ♥   ♥ 

Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara ~ Pictures, review and eye swatch ~ Its's PINK ♥   ♥   ♥ 

Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara ~ Pictures, review and eye swatch ~ Its's PINK ♥   ♥   ♥ 

My take on it :

  • It gives length and it gives killer volume ~ Trust me on this. If you have sparse lashes and would love to have dramatic lashes making you look oh~so~gorgeous then my dear this is for you !
  • The tiny lashes that are barely there but still there ~ This mascara would evenly coat those lashes giving them proper definition.
  • Its pink ~ pink ~ omg pink ~ for the pink lovers :)
  • The volume which it gives in one coat is in my opinion more than sufficient for daily wear, so the more coats you apply the more gorgeous fluttery looking will your eyes be.
  • The 500 tiny bristles are good for everything,, they will coat your lashes , separating them nicely and you won't get clumpy lashes.
  • Its water proof ~ I was in rain for an hour with this on ~ and my eyes were perfect. It didn't run off at all.
  • The bottle is sturdy and closes with a ~tuck~ sound.. I do open n close it a couple of times just to listen to that :D weird ? Nope ;)
  • The wand is pretty long. Of good material .
  • The bottle is quite long, I wasn't expecting it to be that long. (okay it's not that long but it still somehow looks huge maybe cos of it having a flat belly :p )
  • You need to work your hands fast and not wait for mascara to dry before applying second coat. It's important. really. 
  • Don't flutter your lashes much while its still wet. You might get tiny spots of mascara on your eye lid this way.
  • If you are going to apply many coats,, lets say 3-4 then be ready for a heavy eye effect. But dun worry you won't feel anything after two or three minutes.
  • It doesn't have any smell so yayiee :)
  • It fans out your lashes pretty well.
  • I didn't curl my lashes so as to see its curling properties and as you can see my lashes look pretty curled up.
  • It doesn't clump my lashes at all.
A few glitches

  • The wand has zero bristles right on its tip therefore it catches lot of mascara liquid there and since the wand is long you might transferring it on your face while applying mascara.
  • Nope, nothing else. ;)

All in all I really really like it. You can see the pics and observe how much definition and volume it is giving to my lashes. I am in lub with it and I would really say that it is a Must Buy.

Price : 595 INR
Qty : 10 ml
Shade : 51 Max Black

Recommendation : Yes please, Its pink, its perfect, It will give you the most gorgeous looking eye lashes ever.

It doesn't feel heavy on your eyes (after 2 mins). Though It doesn't look all that natural but still it looks pretty.

Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara ~ Pictures, review and eye swatch ~ Its's PINK ♥   ♥   ♥ 
Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara ~ Pictures, review and eye swatch ~ Its's PINK ♥   ♥   ♥  

Remember no use of eyelash curler here ~ what you see is because of the mascara's curling properties.

Bought it online from Stylecraze.com . Got it for INR 535 instead of retail price 595 INR.

Thanks and have a great weekend.
My plans are awesome :D for this weekend. Well my had week started on an awesome note since yesterday ;)



Globus End Of Season Sale ~ MUST check out !

Can anything be more fun than shopping in summers ! Okay I am not talking about shopping in bylanes of a market in scorching heat..neither am I talking about shopping in malls ( for this also you have to dress up and move out in the heat) I am talking about enjoying the End Of Season Sale Sitting on your couch inside your room. 
Okay End of season sale is not a new concept But!! end of season sale over the Online store definitely is :)

One such sale that I have come across and have Actually found few good options is from the Brand Globus.
Now Globus is a fashion store and needless to say it is quite famous with youngsters because of having ~ In trend and reasonable priced clothing ~ I love their collection of kurtas honestly speaking. Fun and bright.

For someone like me who is stuck in 45 days long exam period ~ Online sales are God send (If only God gave me some discount coupons too!! nevermind.. :\ )

Okay back to topic ~

Since I am a regular at Globus , I really have a lot to say about it. Last month I shopped quite a few things from Globus when I was in Mumbai. I am a kind of person who loves stores which looks welcoming and attractive and Globus really fits the bill here. It retails for every age group, is quite affordable and can be your one stop shop for a wardrobe makeover. 

Globus is giving customers opportunity to shop in the end of season sale through their e-store.
I have gone through the sale items and following are my picks from the lot. 

For full range of products/brands you must visit the Store :)

I was actually asked to come and review the store in person but because of some prior commitments I could not do visit it else I would have posted the real deal over here. Globus Stores e-shop

So, do click on the link and have a look at the amazing stuff there
If you have planned a shopping trip for the weekend then do visit the Globus stores in person :)

You can have a look at the locations over Here

Have a great day everyone :)