Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blue Eyes~~ Maybelline Colossal Turquoise Review

I don't think I'm the only one who is kind of, sort of bothered by the number of blue eye pencils available on the market. Am I? 
I wish brands would come up with a nice nude shade for my waterline or a funky burgundy ( I got one btw, will review it soon! ^_~) An orange maybe! AW YISS! But nope, blues, aquas, and teals everywhere!
I've become jaded by them, no pun intended... Wait jade is a green... Nevermind! -__-

Anyway, the new Colossal Turquoise showed up at my door a couple of weeks ago and I went on a tiny rant in my head about, "Wow another blue, really? I wonder how they thought up of that..." Then I opened the packaging and I swatched it. Then I begrudgingly decided to shut the eff up!
Why? Because this new Colossal Turquoise pencil by Maybelline is GAWJUS!
Let me explain...



Price & Packaging:
Firstly the price is great, I have no problems shelling out Rs.250 for a coloured eye pencil, hell, I'd shell out more if the colour deserved it! The packaging too is lovely, very similar to the original Colossal kajal but has a bunch of blue jazz going on that is quite snazzy! *_*
The pencil itself comes in a twist up form, so no fuss about sharpening but I wouldn't put it in my kit because it would be unhygienic to use on a lot of people without sharpening.

Colour:
Okay, it's BLUE! I'm done with blue but i just loved this shade! It's obviously a turquoise or aqua shade as is mentioned on the front of the box but it also has a lovely gold sheen and a bit of shimmer that adds a great dimension to the plain ol' blue and also makes it much more flattering on Indian skintones.


Longevity and Texture:
I have a teeny complaint about the texture of the Colossal Turquoise and that is that it is a bit hard and drags a bit. Once it is warmed up, it glides on really well but I ended up breaking a chunk of it off trying to draw on a line without knowing it would be dry. Heating it up on the back of your hand helps greatly though!

The time the pencil lasts on my oil slicked lids is quite impressive! It lasts from anywhere to 4-6 hours in the heat! Which is something I can be satisfied with in my oily, humid conditions!

I did the looks below with the black and Turquoise Colossals...






Overall:
The shade of the Colossal Turquoise just reminded me that I may have a little space in my heart for a unique blue eye liner, the price is great and it's so easy to use! I may be over blue liners but this is definitely not your average blue liner!
I see this colour becoming quite popular with girls who would love to experiment with their liner! A great shade to have I think!

Have you tried the new Colossal Turquoise Kohl? Love it or hate it? Comment below!
Thanks for reading!


And yeah, I am trying to keep this blog going by posting as much as I can... I wish Blogger had a better app though! I've had to type this post out twice!! *sobs*

The product featured in this post was sent for review but all the opinions are honest and very much my own!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Surviving the Summer: Nivea Whitening Sensitive Deodorant Review

Hey guys! Remember me? Lol! No? Nevermind. I'm just going to update this blog as much as I possibly can. 
Today I have a review for you, except it isn't my review, it is actually by my sister Saloni, she volunteered to be a guinea pig for this Nivea deo because I'm allergic to Nivea deos in general. 

Okay, that doesn't mean that they're bad, you can be allergic to anything, be it chemical or natural and sadly enough I have very messed up skin that insists on being allergic to most things, hence, Saloni has tried out the new Nivea Whitening Sensitive deodorant, that promises fairness for sensitive underarms.
Okay, let's go!



Price:
Rs. 199 MRP

Packaging:
The packaging is typical of Nivea deodorants, a white metal bottle with a nice soothing colour scheme of light blue and aqua. The nozzle is also one that you see on most deo bottles these day. Simple and effective.



What it promises:

Fragrance:
The deo has a lovely fragrance, it is floral and very old school, like an old Yardley perfume or talc. 
The fragrance is pretty long lasting (unless you’re under really hot and humid conditions like a 3 hour traffic jam in Andheri in May). And it does keep the stink away. ^_^ 
As a person who spends their entire day in an air-conditioned office except the commuting time, I have to spend the entire day in close quarters with co-workers , in the train, everyone is in closed quarters.  >.>
And as everyone knows- ACs can amplify any smell. 
So this stuff is pretty good for most scenarios.

Sensitive Skin Friendly:
You know that feeling when you absentmindedly spray deodorant on your underarms after shaving or waxing and you swear that generations from now, they can still hear your pained screams? Well that definitely DOES NOT happen with this deo! It really is caring towards sensitive skin with no burning or tingling, I guess it is because of its 0% alcohol content!
And yes, it is actually better than the normal variety of Nivea Whitening deos.
HUZZAH! >w<




Fairness Factor:
Okay, I don't know whether it is psychological or for real but I do feel like my underarms have become fairer. Not significantly but more like they're going back to their normal colour and not being all dark and gross looking like they usually are.
Also when you apply the Nivea deo, wait for a couple of minutes for it to dry a bit and then wear your clothes, this ensures the most effectiveness. Don't know why but it works!

Overall this is a great deo, it comes at an affordable price and does what is is supposed to. Plus no burning is just a BIG bonus, especially in this insane heat.
Just remember to carry body mist with you anyway for long days because you gonna need that, it's the middle of MAY people! Deo or no deo! Good luck, it IS an Indian summer!

Well, will you be trying Nivea's Whitening Deodorant for Sensitive Skin?

Thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: The product featured was sent to me for review but all views are honest and my own. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Feelunique Shopping Experience

Hello, I'm temporarily back from under my rock and thought I would give you guys a bit of a review!

Recently I had jumped on the Real Techniques bandwagon and bought myself their eye makeup brushes from Escentual, I wasn't impressed with them as eye makeup brushes, but loved them for applying concealer... More on that in a later post.
I decided to buy myself the Real Techniques face brushes but Escentual was all sold out, so I moved on to the next site which would be accepting of my medieval Paypal-less and credit card-less ways, Feelunique.

everything packed safely

Not only did Feelunique have a free shipping option, it also had three free samples with orders above 30 pounds and who doesn't love free samples?! Kekeke! >w<

Searching for products there was easy and the site was smooth, it was a big improvement from what the site used to be like before, i.e. not as modern and a bit difficult to surf through. I was especially glad that they accepted debit cards rather than only credit.

all the stuff I bought

Since my bill came up to only 20 GBP with the brush kit, I added a NUXE lipbalm, that I had heard a lot about from my friend Bharti at crazypoplock and a nude eye-pencil by Rimmel which I had been dying to get for a while now!

Nuxe lipbalm and Rimmel eye pencil

I added my free samples, paid and waited.
My order shipped the next day on 8th November and arrived on 7th December after a bit of a struggle at customs...
Yes I did pay customs *sigh* Rs.582. >.<

Samples!

I'm still quite happy with my purchase, they were fast with shipping and they had good prices, as you can see the packing was done very well too, with lots of packing peanuts and the thank you note was a nice touch! 
Plus debit card acceptance FTW!
I will definitely be shopping at Feelunique again and definitely recommend it to you guys!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

My Tattoo Experience at Studio Z

I've been obsessed with tattoos for the most part of my life and I mean OBSESSED! 
When I was a kid, I used to draw on my arms and legs with markers and apart from being a veterinarian my dream job was being a tattoo artist (how did I become a make-up artist? Lol!) I always and still want to get a huge Japanese sleeve! *drools*


Anyway, this year I decided to get a tattoo for my birthday, and it had to be BIG!
First step, I needed to know what I want... For the longest time I had wanted to get a betta fish in a contemporary Japanese style because I love them and I'm pretty obsessed with them as well.

This step should be the most painstaking step in looking for a tattoo artist, I needed someone who could design a great artwork for me as well as execute it, so after months of looking I decided to go to Zaheer who owns his own tattoo shop called Studio Z in Bandra.
I also chose him because not only is he good, he loves fish too! He has a huge tank of koi in his shop. It's great when you and your artist can connect on something like that, it makes the whole experience so much richer!
^_^
Z was very excited about my concept and being a trained fine artist he did a great job and came up with this:



My tattoo took about 12 hours to do over 2 days, the first day I sat for 8 hours and 4 for the next, it was super fun, my friends would drop by to see the progress and my sister sat with me all throughout.

In action!

Boyfriend decided to sketch

Z was great to be around and can put you totally at ease, he was light handed and took a lot of breaks so I wasn't very uncomfortable while he worked.
He even beared with my sister playing Kpop in his shop! Haha!


The pain wasn't as bad as I expected, it started as a mild stinging sensation for the first 6-7 hours, then it got unbearable... We started the next day, my arm was already so super swollen and painful that even the smallest touch of the needle would make me want to punch poor Z in the face. >.<

End of day one
Finished! Day 3-4... Starting to look a bit gross as it heals
But I was determined to sit through it and soon we were done! Woohoo! The relief!
The next couple of days were spent elevating my arm because of the swelling and lots of Tat Wax application.. In the end, it's healed up well and I love it! Thanks Z!

Completely healed!And still looking amazing!
I hope you like it too! Next time you need a tattoo in Mumbai and you want it to be unique and customized, try Studio Z! ^_^

There are a lot of articles about tattoo care up on the internet but if you would like me to answer any questions or write a post about tattoo care, let me know and I will be glad to do it!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Back to Blogging! Some Changes :)

Hey everyone!! Have you missed me? 
OH LAWD have I missed you!
It's been what 3 months(?) since I last wrote something on here? My new job has been quite hectic and I've been trying to make up a schedule for the blog.
It makes me feel super guilty that I've been on hiatus for so long and ignoring my little virtual baby. >.<

So I've decided to come back. I'm not letting my blog die (anymore than it has.)
*removes cobwebs from homepage*
MISSION KEEP WRITING STARTS NOW!


A few changes I want to tell you guys about though.
  • I know for a fact I won't be able to write long reviews like I used to, I might just do small reviews, swatches and videos.
  • I will still do tutorials and any requests you have but it will take me awhile so please don't mind. ;~;
  • I will post a lot about my work, hopefully that will interest you! Give you a little insight about being a makeup artist and working at FAT MU!
  • I'll post 2-3 times a week, I'll be posting more on my Facebook though, it's just easier on the go! ^_^
I think that's all for now! I hope you guys will still stick by me, like you have while I try to bring my blog back on track. 
See you soon with a new review! ^_^

Be sure to leave me any comments and requests, even if you just want to rant about what a horrible blogger I am, I will enjoy reading that too! :P

Thanks for reading! I'll be back very soon with new stuff to rant and review!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kryolan High Glosses Swatches and Review

Hey everyone, I'm at work right now and just blogged about these gorgeous Kryolan lipglosses called High Glosses for the Fat Mu blog, thought I would quickly share!
They come in 11 amazing colours, from everyday normal to just plain weird!


Check out the full review and swatches on Fat Mu's tumblr! 

Tell me what you think of these in the comments, here or on the Fat Mu blog, I'm around both. ^_^
Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick Review "MAT 2"

Hey guys,
I didn't officially announce it before but I got a job at Fat Mu! ^w^ 
The work is great, but the timings can be a bit irregular and that's why I haven't posted in so long! I'm trying to get a schedule (not that it will help much) to get back on the blogging track!
However I am constantly on my Facebook/ Twitter and Instagram so visit and say hi! ^-^

Today I'm going to do a short review on the new Maybelline Bold Matte lipstick in shade MAT 2.
I've been waiting eagerly for this to release in India! I've seen a few reviews from South East Asian bloggers who hated it but I was still hopeful! And I'm glad I was, I loved this lipstick!


Price:
Rs. 375/-

Packaging:
The packaging of the Bold Mattes is exactly like the normal Colorsensational range with the only difference being the matte casing! The matte effect gives the lipstick a very modern look, which is great!


My only irk with the packaging is that the twist up mechanism of the bullet seems a bit loose. :(
That might just be the one I got though...

Smell and Texture:
The Bold Matte lipsticks seem to have no smell! YAY! I'm tired of fragranced products, I'm so glad that Maybelline didn't put their typical vanilla-coconut scent in this one!

There is probably silicone in this lipstick because the texture is super smooth and creamy, even though it is a matte lipstick, which can be very drying!
Full points on formula!



Lasting Power:
The Bold Matte in MAT 2 lasted over 4-5 hours which is normal, it left a very slight stain and faded completely after a big pasta meal.

Swatches:
L: 3 swipes R: 1 swipe

As you can see this MAT 2 shade is a orange coral colour, one of my favourite shades and very similar to a lot of lipsticks I own!

Here's a comparison:
From Left to Right: Maybelline "Coral Crush", Maybelline Superstay "Stay with me Coral", Sleek "Coral Reef", Maybelline Bold Matte "MAT 2", NYX "Haute Melon", MAC "Party Parrot"
It appears more orange than most of those shades, except Haute Melon but translates similarly on lips.
Sadly, I don't have a lip swatch at the moment but I will add one here soon!

I totally recommend the Bold Matte lipsticks! I can't wait to try more of their colours! The shades are smooth, creamy and opaque with a semi-matte finish, unlike many very drying matte lipsticks out there!
Definitely chack these out!

You can see the Bold Matte range here:
 http://www.maybelline.co.in/catalog/product.aspx?prdcode=P5024808&catcode=F1_LipColor

Thanks for reading everyone, I will try to post again soon!



PR sample, honest review


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