Tuesday, December 30

My Top 6 High-End Lipstick Formula

My Top 6 High-End Lipstick Formula
My Top 6 High-End Lipstick Formula
Lipsticks are my OBSESSION!! These are the only things I don't feel guilty when I get a little too spendy! I remember walking into Sephora and checking out all the high-end brands and really had no clue on what was the trend or what was new! I picked up Dior lipstick from the Diorific range.. And now that I have tried couple of them, I decided to do my Top Favourites formula wise.

Sunday, December 14

NARS Audacious Lipstick - Audrey | Review & Swatch

NARS Audacious Lipstick - Audrey
NARS Audacious Lipstick - Audrey
Say hello to the hottest lipstick launch of 2014, the NARS Audacious range. This range has forty!! shades to chose from, which I think is brilliant. These are priced at $32 and available in Sephora. The Shade I picked is Audrey (which my dear friend Kriti bought for me on her Bangkok trip. Thank you!)

Sunday, November 16

L'Oréal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation | Review

L'Oréal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation
L'Oréal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation
When it comes to foundations, I am very picky!I am someone with not-so perfect skin but still enjoy wearing something light-weight even if the coverage is sheer. So when I heard the launch of L'Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation, I was very intrigued to try it. I used to try it everytime I was at the L'Oreal counter and finally decided to give this a try!

Saturday, November 8

Rouge Dior Baume 988 Nuit Rose | Review & Swatch

Rouge Dior Baume 988 Nuit Rose
Rouge Dior Baume 988 Nuit Rose
Dior's newest launch is the Rouge Dior Baume - a nourishing lip balm with couture color that leaves lips with healthy glow and shine. They come in 19 shades and are priced at $35. Well these as usual have not been launched in India yet. Sigh! The shade I have is Nuit Rose 988.

Wednesday, October 22

Weekly Favourites #10

Weekly favourites
Weekly Favourites #10
Hello my lovely girls!

It's Diwali here India, every street is colourful with lights and celebration. It's the time where Indian's love to dress up, so I am trying on festive makeup look which I will post on the blog soon. 

Monday, October 13

Cult Beauty Haul ft Sachajuan!

Cult Beauty Haul ft. Sachajuan
Cult Beauty Haul ft. Sachajuan
Cult Beauty is surely one of my favourite online site! They have really good brands and their delivery is really quick. I have shopped a couple of times from their website and happy to say that I am very pleased. This time I decided to pick hair-care products from the brand Sachajuan.

Thursday, October 9

Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45 | Review

Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45
Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45
Applying sunscreen has to be the most important step in anyone's skincare routine, but was something that I had ignored. I know that UVA/UVB rays can really damage the skin and cause premature aging too, but again SPF's and I never got along that well. I either found them too thick, greasy, or they broke me out or they left a white cast  (so not appealing!). Then entered Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF 45 and this was nothing like I tried before and was pure love!

Saturday, October 4

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm - amp'd up apple(01) & roly poly rosy(03) | Review & Swatch

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm - amp'd up apple(01) & roly poly rosy(03)
Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm - amp'd up apple(01) & roly poly rosy(03)
I have seriously been obsessed with Clinique lately. So when I got to know that the Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm have been launched in India I couldn't resist picking up 2 shades - Roly Poly Rosy and Amp'd up Apple . These are available in 4 shades and are are priced at INR 1700 for 6 g of product.

Monday, September 29

Skin Yoga Sandalwood Saffron Face Mask | Review

Skin Yoga Sandalwood Saffron Face Mask
Skin Yoga Sandalwood Saffron Face Mask
I have a soft corner for all things natural, so when I stumbled upon SkinYoga I had to try something from their range. Call it my mask obsession or the awesome ingredients in the mask that it took less than 1 minute to purchase Sandalwood Saffron Face Mask

Thursday, September 25

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick #12 Corail Incandescent | Review and Swatches

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick #12 Corail Incandescent
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick #12 Corail Incandescent
Coral shade makes me go weak on my knees! No matter how much I try not-to pick a coral lipstick its really hard to resist. I have added yet another coral lipstick to my lipstick stash, Say hello to my absolute favourite YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #12 Corail Incandescent. These are priced at Rs. 2350 comfortably sitting in the luxe category.

Friday, September 19

Weekly Favourites #9


Yep! I am sharing another round of beauty favourites with you'll. Though these come with a heavy price tag, I find them worth every penny! I have been using this pretty much everyday the entire week and I LOVE each of them.

Monday, September 15

Sample Reviews #2

Clinique|Kiehl's|Resultime

I feel really happy when I get trial-size samples to try, that way I feel I can be sure if its worth the price tag. I have done sample reviews in the past too, and thought I should do it again.

Thursday, September 11

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask | Review

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
I am OBSESSED with masks !! I slap them at least once a week and pamper my skin. The new  addition to my mask family is the Origins Clear Improvement Mask which was on my wish-list for a while now, so when I got hold of this I was extremely happy. The mask is priced at $25 for 100 ml and is available online (Haven't found a website yet that ships to India).

Sunday, September 7

Weekly Favorites #8

Weekly Favourites, Crabtree & Evelyn, Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil, Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Mirage, Clinque even better dark spot defense spf 45
Weekly Favourites
Hello People!

How is weekend treating you'll? Mine has been a lazy one, watching GOT, checking blogs and listening to music and pampering stuff! I was going through my blog and realized that I haven't been posting often, so I have decided doing a post at least every alternate days. Let me start with things I have been loving this week!

Tuesday, September 2

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil | Review

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
I have shown my love to The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil on my blog and INSTAGRAM. It was one product that every blogger has been raving, and I really could not hold myself from picking this one. Its priced at £10 (Rs. 1095) and is available online and selected stores.

Thursday, August 28

Mario Badescu Skincare ~ Special Cucumber Lotion| Review



Mario Badescu was one brand I never knew it existed. There are a few blogs that recommend seriously amazing skincare, and one such blog is Gh0stparties by Kate. I picked this online HERE for INR 910 which I felt is a great deal because you get 236ml of product.

Sunday, August 24

The Masks I Have been Obsessed with!!

Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask, Lush cosmetic warrior fresh face mask, origins clear improvement active charcoal mask, origins drink up intensive overnight mask, Aesop chamomile concentrate anti-blemish masque, kiehl's rare earth deep pore cleansing mask
Face Masks
Masks/masques play a vital role in my skincare. I use couple of them a week and have seen how my skin has transformed. I prefer clay masks because they absorb excess oil from my face and lift up impurities from the pores and considerably reducing the size of the pores.

Thursday, August 21

Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadows in Hypnotique | Review & Swatch

Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadows in Hypnotique
Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadows in Hypnotique
Visiting Dior Counter can be a pricey affair. I was at the counter, looking out for something and then my eyes fell on Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadows. No these aren't any new launch, but I wanted to try them because eyeshadows are my new obsession now. They have around 8 shades and all are really really gorgeous. I walked away with Hypnotique.

Tuesday, August 19

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel | Review

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel 
 Oskia is one brand I recently came across and was intrigued to try out their best seller Renaissance Cleansing Gel. These had quite some rave reviews and I couldn't hold myself from buying this. Oskia is available online on Cult Beauty and is priced at £23.

Friday, August 15

Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque | Review

Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque
Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque
Its official by now that a mask/masque is very important step in my skincare routine. After doing a lot of research, I picked Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque from Cult Beauty for £33

Wednesday, August 13

Weekly Favourites #7

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, Mario Badescu special cucumber lotion, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 12 Corail Incandescent
Weekly Favourites
Hello my loves!

Do you'll get excited with new stuff? I really get very excited. I have been buying some skincare and I am really happy that they have really worked well on me. Today I decided to share my bunch of favourites this week.

Sunday, August 10

Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash : Product Review

Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
Hello there lovely people! You'll know my love for Kiehl's is true, their products deliver what they promise. The SA at Kiehl's couriered me a trial size sample for their new launch Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face wash. I have been testing this for 2 weeks, so I decided to share my thoughts on this.

Kiehls Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash is for normal-oily skin types, it has calendula flower extracts which helps in soothing, fighting inflammation etc. The cleanser has a very clear gel like texture that is easy to work with. I take about a very small amount of the cleanser and mix it with water and when I rub it between the palms it foams beautifully, then apply it on my moist face and massage for a few seconds. The cleanser does lift up excess oil and removes all traces of dirt leaving my skin clean without stripping of the skin. 

The cleanser has a very lovely scent, that is not overpowering at all. I find this cleanser to be great for those with sensitive skin because its very gentle. The full size product costs you Rs. 2500 for 250 ml. If you are wanting to try this, I suggest ask for a sample first. Because it isn't the cheapest cleanser.

xoxo
Fiona

Friday, August 8

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet


One thing I was super excited about was Body Sorbets by The Body Shop. So when these were launched I went straight up to the store to purchase it. According to the press release, there were 5 sorbets - Pink Grapefruit, Mango, Strawberry, Satsuma and Moringa. The sorbet that I picked is Satsuma, these are priced at Rs. 795. These are available online or in the stores.

Tuesday, August 5

Weekly Favourite #6

Aesop Chamomile Anti-Blemish Masque, The body shop Satsuma body dorbet, oskia renaissance cleansing gel, Dior show fusion mono hypnotique, chanel rouge coco shine boheme, lipstick queen endless summer aloha
Weekly Favourite
Hello my loves!

How has your weekend been? Mine was mostly with my cousins, and watching TV series etc. I have been testing a lot of products and I decided to share my weekly favourites with you'll. 

Thursday, July 31

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer in Aloha

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer in Aloha
Lipstick Queen Endless Summer in Aloha
Lipstick Queen lipsticks are doing rounds on blogs and obviously for a reason, so I was curious to try out atleast one shade from the brand. And I picked the shade Aloha because, I couldn't resist Amelia Liana & Essie Button rave about it. These are priced at £18 and are available on CultBeauty

Monday, July 28

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer 169 Jalousie

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer 169 Jalousie
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer (169 Jalousie)
Who knew lip glosses would be my thing! At this point I'm obsessed with them, and added Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Jalousie to my collection. These are priced at Rs. 1700 and available at Chanel counters. (Those of you in B'lore please check Lifestyle Kormangala)

Saturday, July 26

Product Empties #2

product empties
Product Empties
Hello Everyone!!

I don't about you'll, but I feel extremely excited and happy to finish off my products. I feel happy because I can now purchase more products without feeling guilty. Here are a couple of products that I have finished.

Tuesday, July 22

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in Rebellious Rose(420) - Review & Swatches

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in Rebellious Rose
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in Rebellious Rose

Estee Lauder is one brand that never caught my attention, atleast their lipsticks. I found them to be boring for my liking and the packaging to be tacky. So when the Press Release of Pure Color Envy was sent, I silently wanted to ignore. But then Krithi insisted that I should give this a try, and let me tell you girls that I am NOT disappointed. 

Thursday, July 17

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #19 Fuchsia in Rage

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #19 Fuchsia in Rage
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #19 Fuchsia in Rage
Finally, yes finally I got my hands on YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #19 Fuchsia in Rage which I was lusting on ever since I saw Lisa Eldridge's video HERE. These are priced at Rs. 2350 comfortably sitting in the luxurious category.

Monday, July 14

A teeny-tiny haul from CultBeauty


Hello my darlings!!
How are you'll?  Mine was nice, I met my lovely friend  Krithi Marla from Confession of A travel-hoo-lic over for lunch and shopped a bit. Its always a good feeling to meet friends. Anyhoo that aside, I was thrilled to receive my CultBeauty parcel in the mail.

Thursday, July 10

YSL Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator

 



Who knew Exfoliators played a very important role in skincare regime. I was pretty much ignorant about that fact, for me exfoliating my skin meant more break outs at least that's what was told to me.  On my visit to the Debenhams YSL counter, the SA handed me over a tiny pot of this exfoliator. I wanted to check reviews about this but I couldn't find any. But I decided to give it a try.

Tuesday, July 8

Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream

Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream
Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream
Hello Lovelies!! 

I have always been intrigued to try Antipodes because they offer a range of certified organic and natural products. These products are not tested on animals and are free of any harsh ingredients. I was confused on what to buy and then bought this for my mum because she has normal skin and this was perfect for her. 

Sunday, July 6

Chanel Le Vernis Mirabella (623)

Chanel Le Vernis Mirabella (623)
Chanel Le Vernis Mirabella (623)
I have always secretly wanted to indulge in Chanel Le Vernis but was always skeptical to try them as they are known to vary in the formulation and come with  a high price-tag. This summer Chanel was full of brights - Pinks, Orange, Lilac and they were hard to ignore. There were 2 shades that caught my attention were Mirabella and Tutti-Frutti. Anhoo, I ended up with Mirabella.

Friday, July 4

YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara Review

YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara Review
YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara
I am the kind of person who does NOT splurge on mascaras, don't judge me but I was happy with my drugstore picks. Couple of weeks back I bought a few products from YSL and the SA gave me this mascara for free! I was very happy curious to try this because its a Volume Mascara and that is what I look for while buying a mascara.

Wednesday, July 2

Dior Addict Gloss ~ 643 Diablotine

Dior Addict Gloss ~ 643 Diablotine
Dior Addict Gloss ~ 643 Diablotine
Lipglosses are something I never liked until I tried few high-end ones. I'm not bragging, but whenever I used gloss in the past, it felt thick and sticky on the lips (L'Oreal I'm looking at you). So when I first tried this on my lips I was happy on how light-weight it feels.

Sunday, June 29

L'Oreal Fresh Dust Dry Shampoo Review


Dry Shampoo is something I always wanted to try, may be out of curiosity. So when
L'Oreal launched their Fresh Dust dry shampoo I did not know what to expect.

Wednesday, June 25

YSL Gloss Volupte 206 Fuchsia Oran

YSL Gloss Volupte 206 Fuchsia Oran
YSL Gloss Volupte 206 Fuchsia Oran
There is something about YSL, I always end up having a soft corner. After loving their Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks, I was all set to try their new (well atleast in India) offering - Gloss Volupte.

YSL Gloss Volupte have 23 colors and divided in three finishes,  Golden - bigger specks, Iridescent - fine shimmer, and Pure - Creamy. These are priced at Rs. 2250 obviously sitting in the luxury category.

Saturday, June 21

Maybelline ColorShow Glitter Mania*

Maybelline ColorShow Glitter Mania
Maybelline ColorShow Glitter Mania
Maybelline launched their new collection (which I'm sure is old now) of nail polish, that is color show glitter mania in 8 shades. These are priced at Rs. 125 and available at all Maybelline counters. Maybelline was kind enough to send me these nail polish for testing. Thank You!

Thursday, June 19

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette

Too Faced Natural Eyes
Too Faced Natural Eyes
Well I am so excited to share with you'll my first ever eyeshadow palette!! It's the new Too Faced Natural Eyes. I first saw this on Amelia Liana's YouTube channel and decision was made. I had always wished to own a natural/neutral palette mainly because it's easy to carry it off. 

Tuesday, June 17

Essie Nail Polish in Plumberry

Essie Nail Polish in Plumberry
Essie Nail Polish in Plumberry

Essie Nail Polish in Plumberry
Essie Nail Polish in Plumberry

Inspite of having an unhealthy obsession for nail polish, I did not own a single essie nail polish. So when I got my hands on Plumberry I was excited to try it. The color was just perfect shade for any season. 

Saturday, June 14

Saturday, June 7

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Unapologetic: Review and Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Unapologetic
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Unapologetic
Ahh! I know I'm here with a product that has been launched months back but somehow I had made up my mind not to buy it. I still did not buy it, I got it as a gift. Yay! 

The Revlon Matte Balm come in 10 shades, obviously all matte and have a good color choice. These are priced at Rs. 800. The shade that I own is Unapologetic.

Thursday, June 5

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ~ Melted Coral - Reviewand Swatches

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ~ Melted Coral
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ~ Melted Coral

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick are new and permanent offering and come in 10 shades and are priced at Rs. 1375 for 12 ml (Available online on BeautyBay). The shade I picked is Melted Coral, the reason I picked this is because I frikin' love the coral shade a lot! They have some really pretty shades which will look quite flattering on most skin tones.

Too Faced describes this as "Get the staying power of a stain, the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss with Melted".

Saturday, May 31

Product Review: Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector
Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

One lazy afternoon, I was checking my Instagram and saw many Indian Bloggers posting pictures of the new launch from Kiehl's. I was super excited to try it, so  I went on the net to check reviews but I did not find much but that did not stop me from trying out Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector. I love Kiehl's and also it was for pores (my major skin concern!), so I called up the Kiehl's store and placed an order and I got it in the mail the next day! Life is good thanks to Kiehl's in incredible and ahhmazing service.

Thursday, May 29

Weekly Favorites #5


Hello my girls!!!

It's been over a month I did a weekly post, that's mainly because I did not like anything new that I tried. Sigh! But these are few things I have literally been loving a lot!!!