Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Maybelline Lip Smooth color and care Lip Balms ~ Dolly Rose and Strawberry ~ Pics and Swatches

No matter how much I love winters, the only irk I have with it is the fact that my skin looses all its moisture and begins to get dry, especially my lips.
My association with lip balms goes back to class 7th when having a clear lipbalm/lip gloss in your school bag meant being "Cool" !! specially the ones which had some flowers/cartoons printed on it and "SuperCool" If it had some fruity fragrance too. I remember crying when my mum refused to buy me one because she felt it was sheer stupidity :p ,, did any one of you used those little green pink blue Japanese Korean lip glosses??

I got the Maybelline Dolly Rose as part of the Violet Bag Haul. I really really liked it and then a few days ago I bought the Strawberry varient of the same lip balm.

Maybelline Strawberry Lip Balm

Maybelline Lip Smooth color and care Lip Balms ~ Dolly Rose and Strawberry ~ Pics and Swatches

Maybelline Lip Smooth color and care Lip Balms ~ Dolly Rose and Strawberry ~ Pics and Swatches

Maybelline Lip Smooth color and care Lip Balms ~ Dolly Rose and Strawberry ~ Pics and Swatches


Maybelline Dolly Rose Lip Balm

Maybelline Lip Smooth color and care Lip Balms ~ Dolly Rose and Strawberry ~ Pics and Swatches

Maybelline Lip Smooth color and care Lip Balms ~ Dolly Rose and Strawberry ~ Pics and Swatches

Maybelline Lip Smooth color and care Lip Balms ~ Dolly Rose and Strawberry ~ Pics and Swatches

Maybelline Lip Smooth color and care Lip Balms ~ Dolly Rose and Strawberry ~ Pics and Swatches


Shade :
Shade wise they are 80% similar on my pigmented lips. These lip balms are not meant for healing super dry chapped lips.
Dolly Rose : very faint rosy pink shade , more like a baby pink. On pigmented lips like mine it shows like my own lip shade with a slight tinge of pink. On non-pigmented lips it will look like what it looks on the swatch on my arm.
Strawberry : Strawberry is a tad bit deeper than Dolly Rose in each and every aspect
There is no shimmer in these lip balms,,, Thank You God!!

Texture :
Very buttery, creamy sort of texture which blends super easily, Not hard waxy like lotus ones.

Fragrance :
 Mild fruity fragrance, sweet and yet not overpowering.

Moisturizing effect :
 I would give it 8/10 on the moisturizing effect, its good but its more for the tint...
I would still recommend The Lotus Herbals Cocoa Lip Balm to those who are suffering from super fry chapped lips.

Packaging :
Very cute, nice design and absolutely travel friendly.

Price : 110 INR , decent for the quality they possess.

You can read my review on some other lipbalms over here

Recommendation : Yes please, these are cute and works well,, wat else do you want?? ;)

Thanks

Namita

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ~ 065 Rosy Nude ~ Pictures and Swatches

Second post of the day and I won't write much again,,
have blabbered allot about this range here & here

This shade looks different in the bullet and very different on my lips. But then, I like how it looks one me, so its fine with me :)
Enjoy the pics :)
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ~ 065 Rosy Nude ~ Pictures and Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ~ 065 Rosy Nude ~ Pictures and Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ~ 065 Rosy Nude ~ Pictures and Swatches


The price has increased, it's 620 INR now :\

I have reviewed two other shades from the same range ~

Carnation

Peach


Thanks

Namita

Lakme Enrich Satin Lip color Number 152 ~ Review , swatch and Pics

Lakme Enrich Satin Lip Color # 152

Won't be blabbering today,,, as we all know everything about this range :)
Some shades are must have, n I think this one should be in your collection :)

Enjoy the pics :)

Happy Wednesday :)

Lakme Enrich Satin Lip color Number 152 ~ Review , swatch and Pics

Lakme Enrich Satin Lip color Number 152 ~ Review , swatch and Pics

Lakme Enrich Satin Lip color Number 152 ~ Review , swatch and Pics


Lakme Enrich Satin lip color # 157 here

Thanks

Namita

Friday, February 24, 2012

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Tinted Eye Roll On ~ My review, pics and swatches

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Tinted Eye Roll on

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Tinted Eye Roll On ~ My review, pics and swatches

Disaapoited with all the concealers I own, I though of looking into my dressing drawer to see if I still have the Garnier Tinted Eye roll on with me, I had thought that I have thrown it months back but nooo It was still there,,sitting in a corner, overshadowed by the makeup remover pads,, sad looking, dejected,,and drowned in self pity ,,still it was there,,
The sun shine on it, the makeup remover pads were no more hiding this little baby and then it came in my hands, sad but hopeful!! LOL , okay cut the story here..

I took out the roll on and started using it wherever I needed some concealing. I am one of those who doesnt like looking like a porcelain doll, for me the less coverage is always welcome.
So, this fit the bill completely. I used it  under my eyes and I loved the effect, my dark circles were no more prominent and it was covering up the redness around my nose quite well.. So, all in all it is a winner for me..

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Tinted Eye Roll On ~ My review, pics and swatches

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Tinted Eye Roll On ~ My review, pics and swatches


The reason why I had not used this for so long was the fact that the time when I bought this one, my dark circles were horrible, nothing was able to hide them, so a thing like this roll on did zilch that time.

Now, thanks to this and this , my dark circles are 80% gone now.
(lol,,this line reminds me of some teleshopping advertisement :p )

See the before and after pics..

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Tinted Eye Roll On ~ My review, pics and swatches

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Tinted Eye Roll On ~ My review, pics and swatches

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Tinted Eye Roll On ~ My review, pics and swatches
This much of coverage works for me completely :)

The cooling effect is there and it can be easily blended with fingers. Consistency is quite liquidy.
You can also see the mess that gets accumulated around the metal ball .

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Tinted Eye Roll On ~ My review, pics and swatches


I maybe buying NYX concealer in a jar , lets see, right now this roll on is doing well for me.

My take on Lakme Absolute Concealer stick , here
Recommendation :  Yes please, if you have faint looking dark circles :)

Thanks

Namita

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Whats in my Bag :)


Well I was quite free today and had planned to put up atleast 3 posts on my blog, the tag one has already been posted (ye ye ye ye) , GlossyBox winner announced and now its time to do a post thats more fun !!

So, ladies here I present you whats in my bag ,
well Its more like,, what is in my casual bag and what is in my Big bag :p

I am the kind of person who owns two kinds of bags, one are those which I can just pick up and run for doing some urgent work, mainly grocery shopping, going to some friends place n all .

So, this one has the bare minimum stuff in it,

I love this bag, I got it from Pantaloons and its by a brand Holli . Very good quality leather and easy to carry around.

Whats in my Bag :)

Whats in my Bag :)

Whats in my Bag :)

Whats in my Bag :)

Whats in my Bag :)




Mainly :

~ A leather pouch that carries my debit card, reward cards, and minimum cash.
~ Hand sanitizer , I never forget keeping this in my bag.
~ A lip balm, I carry the Maybelline Lip Balm in Dolly rose, review coming soon
~ A hand mirror, its important okay!! I love this one, its with me since past 4 years J
~ My Black diary with a pink Reynolds pen : D , I have a habit on doodling everyehere, so I need  one!
~ Garnier eye roll on , love this stuff,  review soon
~ Himalaya Herbal under eye cream , review here
~ My cell phone.


Then there is the bigger one which I use when I am out for work or with friends or for shopping.

Its a white bag with a glossy finish. I love the metal handles it has and also the blingy handbag hook which is super pretty. The bag is not very spacious but it is okay for me. Its by the brand Elegance .
I got it a year back and the only thing is that it is of white color so it catches the dye of the clothes you wear especially the color Blue.

Whats in my Bag :)

Whats in my Bag :)


The stuff I carry on a normal basis are as followed :

Whats in my Bag :)

  
Camera
~Pink  plastic container having some kind of snack or some nuts or some roasted chana
~ Cheque Book sleeve (the grey one) , also carries receipts at times
~ My face cream ~ Lotus white Glow ~ review here
~ A black hair band : )
~ Black  leather pouch that carries my debit card, reward cards, and minimum cash.
~ A blue colored water bottle
~ Car Keys
~ A hand mirror, its important okay!! I love this one, its with me since past 4 years J
 ~ Green pouch that contains cotton pads, pads and cosmetic buds
~ A black diary with pink pen for doodling
~ Zebra print note book for  jotting down stuff If I have to
~ Black pouch that has my ear phones
~ A book ~ My sisters keeper is the one I am reading at the moment
~ My cell phone

~ Then comes the black pouch with the bow on top ~ My makeup pouch
   It has ~
Whats in my Bag :)


~ Compact powder By Revlon ~ Its average , m just trying to finish it fast
~ Small size perfume ~ Dream Angel Wish by Victoria’s Secret
~ A small size olay natural white cream tube
~ Godrej Protect Hand sanitizer
~ Garnier tinted eye roll on and Garnier under eye roll on, the clear one
~ Himalaya Under eye cream , review here
~ Lacto calamine sample I got with Femina

~ A fluorescent color nail filer
~  Revlon colorstay eye liner, review here
~ Maybelline Colossal Kajal, review here
~ Colorbar lip liner, review here
~ Maybelline eye studio liner review here
~ Maybelline lip balm in Dolly rose, review coming soon
~ Lakme Enrich satin lipstick number 157, Bamboo Pink review here
~ Revlon colorburst lip color in Carnation review here

~ And

A small lipstick case that does not contain any lipstick, it contains
Hair pins, safety pins, hair tie n a cute bow hair pin


Whats in my Bag :)

Whats in my Bag :)

Whats in my Bag :)
So, that is all I carry in my bags..
Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend ahead : )

Thanks

Namita








GLOSSYBOX WINNER :) :)




                         ~ ~  CONGRATULATIONS ~ ~

                                        ~ KUMKUM ~

             ~ ~ YOU HAVE WON YOURSELF ~ ~ 
                                                
                                               ~ ~  A  ~ ~

                                     ~ ~ GLOSSYBOX ~ ~

Many many congratulations Kumkum, I hope you will love the GlossyBox :) 



p.s. 
to everyone else who have participated , a heart felt thank you to all :) You guys have no Idea how happy I felt seeing your response. 
I will try to make my blog a fun place to hang around in coming days. Pardon me for the absence of posts, I shall be more in touch with you guys from now onwards, Nami's promise <3


much love <3


Thanks


Namita 

Tag-o-mania


So, Siri from Siri's views tagged me in a Tag-o-mania tag and what a fun tag it is :)
She is a sweetheart and I love our little chit chats,, so I was tagged in this post even before she wrote it :p he he he he he
Go and check out her blog girls..in case you have missed it some how.. lovely blog she has!! :)

Basically it is a 11 tag,,why 11,,read further please :)


Firstly,The Rules.


Rule#1: Put the rules on your blog.

Rule#2: Every person tagged should tell 11 things about themselves, answer the 11 questions asked by the one that tagged you, tag 11 other people and ask them 11 different questions.

Rule#3: Let the people whom you tagged know you've done so.

Rule#4: Don't tag anyone who's been tagged before.

Rule#5: Really do tag 11 others, don't go all ''if you want to take this tag''.


Lets start with the tag :)


11 things about me :

1. I love gaining knowledge and never get tired of doing research on something, unless I know everything about a particular thing I never find myself confident.

2. I love gardening, 30 minutes everyday J love the birds  that come and drink water from the blue box I have placed for them in my garden area.

3. I have a habit of helping people even when I know they are just making use of me and bitching about me on my back. Can’t help it, I think that at least I am doing good and somehow it is going to turn out good for someone else na : ) spread smiles,,

4. I have a habit of researching paranormal stuff on the internet, the vast amount of information and drastically few number of evidences amaze me!!

5. I am a keeper. If I have something and it is associated by any of my memories then it will be there till i live.

6. I am living with a huge burden  on my heart since last past 8 years, and I am not able to find any answer to it,,
7. I love collecting bags : ) , I have a full section dedicated for them  in my closet. 

8. silly songs stick to my head like anything :p While writing an exam last year all I was doing during it is singing “I am happy m feeling glad,,I got sunshine in a big,,I am useless but not for long,,the future is coming on,,its coming on,,its coming on..”  : \

9.  Life has given me a second chance to live it, and I try to make the most of it by always smiling and trying to make people comfortable around me.

10. People like my cooking, I give the credit to my maa and my biji J

11. I like learning new technology, how stuff works excites me!!



The following questions are what Siri has asked,, some are like directly made for me :p *hint-hero-hint-siri-hint-chat-hint-okstop*

1.                   What you prefer - White or black and why? (Must not tell both ;-) 
  White : ) , it looks pretty good on me and also it was the color of my top when I met my love   for  the first time : D , also my room is white , white colored stuff all around.

2.                   Which field  or job you think you will shine most?
   I guess a teacher : ) , am studying at the moment to become a teacher, one hell of a career shift i tell you !!

3.                   Paper backs or e books?
Paper backs,, I love the feel of a book and I am one of those who judge the book by its cover ;)

4.                   An ideal vacation will be in beach or hill station?
 I would say hill station, the eerie silence in the woods attracts me like a magnet.

5.                   If there was  past life,who you think you  had been? 
A bird : ) , I still tells my maa how I wish I could be a bird and fly far far away!!

6.                    Favorite hero? (either in life or movies ;-)  )
                My love !! He’s my Hero : ) in every sense .

7.                   Best romantic incident in your life till this date? 
Some 4 years ago, me and my guy were on a bike and it started raining like cats n dogs.., our bike got jammed on a highway and I sang some bryan adam n kishore kumar songs for him for around one hour until we got some help :p I made him sing too : ) , heavy rain, a small kiddo umbrella ( that got torn in the middle cos of rain) and singing songs for an hour,,zero thoughts,,sitting literally on the road ,,it was pure love and the best romantic incident till date.

8.                  Most embarrassing  or funny situation in your life ,till this date  :D
I live with a fear of height n water (not clear,,the muddy water,, like sea) , so once we were partying on Christmas eve on a cruise and I had to climb down a thin iron ladder from the roof top to the deck,,the ladder was just some inches away from the fencing of the deck and it was pitch dark. I was on the centre of the ladder and I refused to climb down for 30 minutes and that meant that no one can party on the roof until the silly girl climbs down. People made fun of me, I was in tears. I was of the opinion to jump in the sea rather on the deck!!  I live with such a strong fear.. It was not a ladder with handle bar on the sides, just plain thin steps... am getting goose bumps thinking of that as I write :\

9.                   If given a chance which character out of which movie or book  you wants to be?
Phoebe Buffay from FRIENDS ;)

10.              How you define Love and Hate?      

Love is something that teaches you that there is no such word like hate in this world.
Hate is something, which creeps in your life if you are devoid of love..
          
11.               Final question -You have to go out for an important date. You can use only one make up  product.What you will you use? :-p

               Kajal/Kohl, my guy loves it and so do I <3  



Okay ,, now my turn to ask you some easy peasy questions,, just my way to know you all better...

Q1 While crossing a road , what you do.. run, walk fast or hop (don’t ask why m askin this :\  just tellme okay !!)

Q2 When was the last time you clicked your own pic ? :p (I wanna see how many soul sisters I have here depending on the answer okay !!)

Q3 Do you also get stares when you can’t find keys in your bag and everytime you dig in sth like a lip balm comes up ?

Q4 The movie you love to the core and why ?

Q5 Do you give your friends makeup suggestions and  if yes then tellme any blunder you made doing this ?

Q6  What inspires you ?

Q7  Have you stolen something? If yes then what and when ? (we love details !!)

Q8 Does this thought ever comes to your mind,, “God!! I have so much stuff in my closet ” (admit it will ya!!)

Q9 The last piece of chocolate you had,, where n when?

Q10 The first thing you notice about a person?  And your logic behind it..

Q11 Our first personal cell phones are very dear to us, which one was yours , do you still have it ?(lame ya i know that,, be smart you smarty pants and answer it..)


Okay I tag ....












Love your blogs and love you all as well !! :) Check their blogs guys,,m sure you will love each one of them,,super talented people :)


Much love <3

Thanks

Namita :) 



Friday, February 17, 2012

Revlon Photoready Foundation ~ Review, pictures and swatches

Revlon is my favorite drug store makeup brand , well most of you must be knowing this, but this is the first time I am slightly disappointed, like how I am disappointed with the season 7 of HIMYM , love it but still made me wee bit sad :\

I bought this foundation a few weeks back and have been using it on and off since then ..

Revlon Photoready Foundation ~ Review, pictures and swatches

This is what I have to say about this.

You see something in person and then you see the same thing in a picture,,most of the times we get attracted to things which we get to see in person more than when we see it in a picture,, BUT !! with me its drastically opposite this time..

Revlon Photoready Foundation ~ Review, pictures and swatches

When I wear this foundation and see myself in mirror I find it not worthy of the 850 bucks I paid for it,, its kinda patchy looking and is hard to blend with fingers. But when you see yourself in a picture of yours with this foundation on your face you are going to love it..
I guess that is why it is called a Photoready foundation.

The shade I got is 003 Shell Coquillage and it matches my skin tone pretty well. The only thing is like,, it needs a good blending.
Revlon Photoready Foundation ~ Review, pictures and swatches

Revlon Photoready Foundation ~ Review, pictures and swatches

Revlon Photoready Foundation ~ Review, pictures and swatches


There is some sheen in this foundation which looks very very pretty even in day light. Its not super shimmery , it just makes my skin glow beautifully.

It is not for dry skin girls , it will make their skin look patchy, I have dry cheeks these days and even after applying a good moisturizer on to it and then wearing this foundation the dry patches were quite prominent and you never expect this from such a raved foundation.

The consistency of this foundation is slightly runny and I guess it will work best with a stippling brush.
The packaging of this product is very good, I like the pump it has, one pump is enough for your face.
It also has SPF 20 and that is borderline good for flash photography.



I like how it is not a full coverage foundation,,I feel plasticky with full coverage foundations.

Overall this is a foundation which will make your skin look perfect , all dewy and glowing in pictures,, it might make your skin look blotchy in person,,I guess its all due  to its consistency,,,

The things good ~

1. Medium coverage foundation,,yes its a good thing for me.

2. I like how it makes my skin look dewy and not sparkly!!

3. It photographs beautifully

4. Has SPF 20

5. The bottle is very handy and travel friendly

6. A pump is enough for one time application


The Things not so good ~

1. Looks blotchy when you see yourself in mirror

2. Not suitable for dry skin girls

3. Just 3 shades ~ :\

4. Hard to blend,,you need a good brush to blend it, say a stippling brush.


Price : 850 INR

Quantity : 30 ml or 1 FL. Oz.


Recommendation : Yes if you are loved by paparazzi  ;) , no If you think It can be you daily foundation. Dry skin people may find it a bit problematic.

Thanks

Namita


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick with spf 20 ~ Product Review, Pictures and Swatch



So, yesterday I was tweeting about how I have found on that the best concealer that worked for my dark circles is garnier tinted eye roll on much to the dismay of my own self. I have been telling everyone how horrible it is and what not,, but now the situations has reversed.


I am facing dark circles right now, reason being I am not taking proper diet and also lack of sleep. Stressing on petty stuff is what I am doing at the moment. Somehow in pics its not showing at all but trust me you meet me in person and you are surely gonna ask me whats the matter with you!!


well,, I will be showing how good the garnier one has fared on me in another post but this one is all about the Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer stick.




Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick with spf 20 ~ Product Review, Pictures and Swatch

Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick with spf 20 ~ Product Review, Pictures and Swatch


Lakme Absolue White Intense Concealer Stick with spf 20.
The shade I got is Light to Medium


Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick with spf 20 ~ Product Review, Pictures and Swatch


This was part of my violetbag haul and the second and the last thing I bought from this particular Absolute Range.


Its a thick cream based concealer which comes in a roll on stick.
I have been using it for the past 10 days and I have relatively mixed feeling for it.
Its good for concealing scars or blemishes,, works pretty decent with it.
But if you have dark dark circles,,I mean the quite noticable ones then its not your knight in shining armour ,,you have to search some more..!!
I have found that it settles within the fine lines under my eyes and accentuates them even more, much like you have age lines under your eyes .


Furthermore it only comes in two different shades which to my sensibilities is not the best thing to offer in the cosmetic market.
This particular shade does not match my under eye area but then it matches my skin at other areas on my face quite well.
I dislike the consistency it has, its not soft creamy that can be blended with fingers nor is it liquidy to be used easily by a brush.
I find it hard to blend,, and thats not good for a concealer.


A lot of product wastage too ~ while taking out the product I always see that my fingers absorb so much of the product and does not transfer even 50% of what I take out on to my problem area.
Packaging is not good ~ at 450 bucks I think anyone deserves a decent packaged product. It has a plastic cover that gets dirty because of the concealer every time. Also it looks kinda cheap.


The shade I got is Light medium and there is one more shade ~ medium to dark.
Its just that as a concealer for scars or blemishes it works pretty decent but when it comes to concealing dark circles its a bummer.
a ) It doen not blend nicely under the eye
b ) sticks to the fine lines and make them more prominent
c ) doen not conceal my dark circles, makes me look sick.


Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick with spf 20 ~ Product Review, Pictures and Swatch

Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick with spf 20 ~ Product Review, Pictures and Swatch


Trust me when I say I have dark circles..its not showing much but still..think panda eyes for a sec will you!!
also see in the after pic,,the fine lines under my eyes are more prominent than in the before application pic. 


It has spf 20 which is a good thing.
I personally feel that if you have to use it then there is no need to set it with a powder because it is quite dry and kind of sinks nicely into the skin.
There are only 2 shades in this range ~ Light to medium and medium to medium to dark,, I find this hard to believe,, and to top on that both of these shades are almost same,,like 90 % same.


Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick with spf 20 ~ Product Review, Pictures and Swatch

Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick with spf 20 ~ Product Review, Pictures and Swatch




The things good ~


1. covers scars and blemishes well
2. Does not need to be set with a powder
3. SPF 20
4. Stick form ~ Hygienic


The things not so good ~


1. Blending is a issue
2. Not for super dark circles
3. Makes the fine lines under the eyes look more obvious
4. Does not blend easily under the eye
5. Only 2 shades. Matching your skin needs is a issue here
6. Quite dry to my liking
7. Bad Packaging


Price : 450 INR


Recommendation : No please, colorbar stick concealer is a better option,, this one is good only for concealing spots and scars.


I will post my take on the Garnier Eye tint roll on soon


Have you guys entered my GlossyBox Giveaway ,, check it out here



Thanks


Namita