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Friday, 24 June 2016

Sephora Coconut Creamy Body Wash & Moisturising Lotion

My most favorite scents/flavours:
1) Vanilla
2) Chocolate
3) Coconut
In that particular order.

 Had been to Delhi for a friend's wedding for hardly 2 days. I obviously HAD to visit sephora! [Did burn a little hole...]
Frankly I was dissapointed. I was expecting a lot more. Mostly everything I wanted was out of stock. The entire NYX counter was empty except for a few items [managed to get my hands on a soft matte lip cream!] My visit was before they pulled out NYX completely off of Sephora.

I regret not buying the stila pen liner [I wanted a black liner but they didnt have it in the pen form. I think they had one in brown though. Should've grabbed it when I had the chance­čśč. However I bought the retractable form. More on that later] Also regret not buying any soap and glory products. But frankly the scent did not woo me too much.

However I got sucked into the cute range of Sephora's in-house bath and body range. And I couldn't stop sniffing them.
The minute I sniffed the coconut variant, I knew this was coming home with me. It smells so fresh, summery and just.... Coconut-ty! If you're a fan of coconut fragrances... You need to check this out!!



sephora coconut moisturising lotion and body wash

Price
Sephora coconut body wash: Rs.460/-
Sephora coconut body lotion: Rs.480/-

Highlights- Paraben free but contains SLS. Very light on the skin. Perfect for summers. Normal to oily skin will love this. Dry/very dry skin may find this extremely light. Fragrance is light yet potent. If sensitive to fragrance this may be an issue. But if you're not... Welcome to pixie world ladies!




These are apt for the hot and humid kolkata summers. The creamy body wash is very light. Foams decent enough. It leaves me feeling clean and nicely fragranced. 

I like to apply the moisturising lotion immediately after bath. This helps in retaining the fragrance and moisture longer.






The lotion is very light in texture. Gets absorbed in the skin like a dream. If you are like me and hate putting on lotions during summer but really need to, thanks to super dry skin, this is perfect. No greasiness after application. But leaves the skin feeling moisturised and fresh. 

These are practically useless in winters but are perfect for hot summers.
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What's your favourite body products for summer? ?


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Maybelline SuperStay Gel nail Color - Mint For LIfe

 I finally found my perfect Mint polish!!
I'm in love!! Yeah no surprises here.
I'm currently obsessed with Mint...can you tell?

I bought 2 of these polishes- Mint for life and Uptown Blue. Now I want them ALL. There's a shade called Rose Poudre...you're gonna be mine soon!

The first thing that impressed me was the pigmentation. Being a pastel shade, I expected the color to be a little patchy and sheer. But it's amazing. For such a light color, 2 coats seemed enough for a flawless finish. I really like this with just one coat too. Gives a much softer look, provided my application is smooth enough.
Secondly, the brush applicator!! I'm sorry I have not included the applicator close-ups [I shall update them soon]
It is broad and flat and so good quality! It makes the application super easy.

Thirdly, it dries in seconds! By the time I'm done with one coat on all fingers, the polish is dry and I can immediately go for the second coat. It literally dries within a minute or so!


Maybelline Forever strong Super Stay Gel Nail Color 7 Days in Mint for Life




Maybelline- Mint For Life NOTD

About the Super Stay 7 days claim- I am a very hands-on person. I'm always peeling and scratching stuff. Especially with a 7 months toddler around, ladies, lets just say it's a lot of work.

Well, the polish on my right hand messed up the very next day. However, after 5 days of extreme abuse, most of it still stayed.
 I was very impressed with how it stayed on my left hand!!
This was without any top coat mind you! 

Right hand after 5 days


Left hand after 5 days

Regarding the Gel Nail claim-  I have never used a gel nail polish before. But the finish of this is definitely more glossy and feels very luxurious. 

I love all the shades they've come up with. Vibrant, nudes, pastels!! I want them all!
Maybelline has completely spoiled me for any other polishes after this! I can't be bothered to wait for the polish to dry now!

Price: Rs.350/- [Quite expensive for my like. But it's definitely worth it.]

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Have you tried these? which shade?


Friday, 1 April 2016

New Venture!!! Presenting....AIKYA CREATIONS

Hey Guys!! Long time due... I'm finally starting a new venture called AIKYA Creations. High time I start doing something I genuinely love and hope to receive your love and much needed support...

Aikya Creations is an online store where we sell Customized Jewellery, Fashion Accessories, Home Decor, etc, at very reasonable rates. Check out for yourself!!

Do visit us at AIKYA CREATIONS.
Instagram Handle: aikyacreations

Definitely leave a comment if you like any.

Please like and share the page. Help me spread the word. 

Here are a few handmade pieces, I hope you'll like-



Uncut Stone pendant


Ethnic neckpiece with earrings

Choker style stone neckpiece

Sea-green Ethnic neckpiece with earrings

Fusion Choker

Loom Bands! for color therapy!

Also available:

Pastel beads

Charm Bracelet

Candy cans for storage or planters
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Do share your views 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Accessory haul

I've never been a statement jewellery lover. I'm all about the subtle understated fashion.

I did go a little crazy over the last months and bought quite a few. I'm keeping this post short and all about the pictures...So enjoy!  Do tell which ones you like...











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Monday, 7 March 2016

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams | Swatches


I don't think I need to introduce these babies! They’ve been around for quite some time now. However they've recently made a comeback everywhere! And for all the right reasons!

The Soft matte lip creams have become so popular ‘coz everyone’s going crazy over Matte lippies this year and these are probably the most comfortable (not to mention the cheapest) matte creams out in the market.

 
Miss Claire Soft matte Lip Cream ; Shades- 03,05,10,11,12,15A,17A,18A

Miss Claire Soft matte Lip Cream ; Shades- 03,05,10,11,12,15A,17A,18A
Miss Claire Soft matte Lip Cream ; Shades- 03,05,10,11,12,15A,17A,18A

 The best and exact dupe of NYX soft matte lip creams. With NYX hiking their price, Miss Claire has come into the picture harder and stronger than ever before.

The brand itself is really good and the quality is surprisingly amazing for the price.
The quality, texture, finish, fragrance... practically everything is exactly like the NYX soft matte lip creams. Most of these are exact dupes of the shades even. I personally feel buy NYX only if you want a particular shade that you can’t find in Miss Claire.   

For those who still haven’t tried any of the two... Guys you NEED to pick these up and stock up if you’re not from Mumbai or Pune or a place where these are easily available.
 
Miss Claire Soft matte Lip Cream ; Shades- 03,05,10,11,12,15A,17A,18A

It is basically a liquid lipstick which is extremely smooth and super easy to apply. It sets into a powdery matte finish. Although matte, it does not dry  the lips at all or give that dry stretchy disgusting feeling.

It has a slight vanilla-ish scent (the same as NYX soft matte lip creams).
It lasts for about 3-4 hours on me then starts fading. However it depends on the shade too. Darker the pigmentation, longer the lipstick lasts. Again, the lighter shades like 03, 05, 15A  may need a few more applications for an opaque finish. Shades like 07, 10, 12, 18A go on opaque on 1 application itself.

I also have shade No.07 but missed it while photographing these. Realised it was missing while editing :\ Shall update the swatch later.

As you can judge by the pics, I couldn’t help myself but buy all the shades I could get my hands on except for the ones I knew wouldn’t suit me. Guys there are shades like – 02,09,17 which are brown shades which could be an awesome MLBB for deeper skinned beauties!

I couldn’t recommend these more! Get them without second thoughts. You shall not regret it. I promise.

I got them from an Instagram Store- pinkktreat 
Pinkktreat is Delhi based. I received my package 25 days after I placed the order (a little later than estimated) but received them in mint condition nonetheless. Every lip cream was sealed. The courier details were sent on whatsapp so you know exactly when it's sent and also no issues tracking the package. She also very kindly sent a free Sivanna lip crayon as a gift.

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PS: The caps of these lipcreams are matte suede finish. However 2 of the lipcreams I received -10 and 18A have glossy caps. The quality is the same as all others but I'm not sure whether mine's like that or do those shades come in glossy caps itself?? Any idea guys?

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Hair Accessory Haul

Hey guys! What's up? My sleepless nights are getting better now. My babe is sleeping through the night. I'm getting a decent amount of sleep, so thankfully the zombie phase is over :D
#MomsterUpdate

I recently did a bit of an accessory haul. A mix of street shopping and an Accessorise haul (more of that in the next post :)).
I'd been eyeing cuff hair ties for quite some time. I suddenly chanced upon this in a street shop for Rs.25/- I spotted the studded bow right beside it and couldn't help picking it too :) Isn't it adorable?!?

I finally found a roller pin. These are extremely useful to hold up buns.

The flat elastic hair ties are from Accessorize. Got them at 50% Sale!






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Do you think you'll ever grow up? I don't and hope not :D

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

StudioWest Long Lasting lipstick - Honey Glaze

Another one from my Studio West Haul!! 
 I bought 3 of their lippies, one from each range.

StudioWest Lipsticks

This post is about Pure Passion Long Lasting Lipstick in Honey Glaze.
Price: Rs.450/-
 
It's the topmost lippie in the above pic. Firstly I LOVE the packaging of this one the best. It's Oh-so-Classy!!


StudioWest Long Lasting Lipstick in Honey Glaze
StudioWest Long Lasting Lipstick in Honey Glaze
 
StudioWest Long Lasting Lipstick in Honey Glaze swatch

StudioWest Long Lasting Lipstick in Honey Glaze Lip Swatch

StudioWest Long Lasting Lipstick in Honey Glaze Lip Swatch

The colour is a very neutral peachy shade with earthy undertones. Hence it suits the Indian skin to the T. 

I love these kinda shades. It brighten ups the face without being too loud.
It glides smoothly on the lips without tugging. The finish is demi-matte and keeps the lips feeling well moisturized even after hours of fading away.

What I love about this one is it camouflages dry and chapped lips beautifully. My lips were genuinely crazy chapped while taking these pics but I feel my lips still look quite decent here…
  
It lasts for about 4 hours on me with light meals. It does transfer little. However fades away evenly. I hate when lipsticks fade away from the middle leaving a border :| This one doesn't do that.
One of the most comfortable lipsticks I’ve worn.

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Have you tried these?