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 :)


Friday, June 22, 2012

Bourjois Blush ~ 92 Santal ~ Review and Swatch ~ and my twist to it !

This song touched my heart like pure love. To even say that I love it,,,,  is in itself an understatement ,, you can find me listening this song any time of the day ,, The movie,, well where to start about it ! I sometimes watch it at 2 in the morning,, I feel alone or I feel loved ,, this movie works its magic everytime. I express with my eyes more than with words. People say that I talk with my eyes . :) I have no clue which eyeshadow suits my eye color. I tried google but nothing inspired/excited me. When I pictured myself wearing eyeshadow it has always been THIS, orangish-brown, plum-purple and shimmery brown. Everything apart from these,,well I cringe at the thought of it. Of course when I comment on Blogger's post with their vibrant eyemakeup and say that '' you look fab'' I mean it!! I like those eye looks on other people, on me na na na .. Standing on makeup counter and imagining this shadow and that shadow on my eyes does help :) So, when I was on the Bourjois counter asking for a particular shade number which they didn't have in stock I asked them to show me the open palette that was kept in their makeup stand. I had already decided on buying the smoky eye trio,,so the sales girl knew which shades I wanted. I looked at the pan of this 92 santal, took a swatch on my hand and immediately said I want this Shadow,, twinkling eyes,,smile on my lips,,I had found THE shadow for me ;)
(Background ) I had to catch a movie which was going to start in 5 mins in the same mall where I was doing all this shopping. I was hurrying like anything,,my cell kept ringing,,i kept on getting threatening calls,,calls from my peeps asking me to come up for the show,,(as if they will disown me ;) I paid the bill and ran and ran . I like running .
(mins later) So, bored of the movie I opened my bag and with the help of the light on my cell  phone, I started checking out the stuff I bought (was ensuring that they gave me everything ! whether I took back my credit card from the billing counter ! what was the free gift ! ooohhh I spent this much :o ! ) ,, I saw a lil pot with blush written on it,, I thought I got blush as a free gift. hmphh why why would they give a blush as a free gift ! I read the name 92 SANTAL and damnnnn!! I got cheated !! Or m I so LOST while shopping ! The shade which I loved was of a Blush not a eyeshadow. The sales girl zipped up her mouth to sell another of their product. I got cheated ! Yet I am Happy ;) I love this shade. I don't wear blush often. It's like only for parties. I used the blush as a shadow and I am having no complaints. It works fine as a eye shadow. Stays put for long ~ 5 hrs ~ Doesn't crease. Has fine shimmer . I LUB it ;) Take a look at the pics.
I didn't care to conceal my dark circles. Why? cos I didn't feel like. Why m I having dark circles ? well... I read till wee hours in the morning + I am not keeping well since past one month. so, please excuse okie :)
I am looking pink/orange/coral over here and I dunno the reason. Plus I accidently deleted all the good ones. 
stop making excuses Namita !!
I used : 1. Lakme perfect radiance compact as a base (I am yet to buy an eyeshadow base) 2. 92 SANTAL Blush by Bourjois as an eyeshadow (miss smarty pants ! or...) 3. Lakme Lash Artist mascara (I need Bourjois one/ Mayebelline one got over last week) 4. Lotus Herbal kajal (LUB it) 5. Revlon Custom eye palette ~      Darkest brown with light shimmer as a eye liner      Shimmery champagne as a highlighter 6.http://vivaciousflair.blogspot.in/2012/04/small-little-haul.html 7. Vega lip filler brush for picking up eye liner shadow 8. Fingers for applying the highlighter
The blush is good, I  have reviewed Lilas D'or another shade from the same range over here  . Have written about the quality and everything in that . I applied it on my cheeks as a bronzer and it looked F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S (only thing is I don't apply bronzer/blush daily,,once in a blue moon case) Price ~ INR 575 Thanks Namita :) Dream some more today .. (p.s. the Blush pot had the eyeshadow applicator in it and not the small blush brush . Man!! She sure tried to fool me!! well... you know everything now.. ;) )

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥

Nelly got me gone, gone, gone, gone,
boy you know me you got me gone
boy you know me got me . . 

If you haven't listened this song yet,,and are roasted in this oh so awesome heat then please play it. Blast it in your car when you drive. I assure you you won't be bothered about traffic/heat/stupid drivers ;
All you will get is being transported into another world.. Now trust me. pretty please ;)



:\ Take my advise. Play it :)

Okay drama finish. Here is what I am loving this summer. 

1. Side Braids and Colorful Earrings 

I don't like messy side braids. I find them funny and not relaxed.
I am growing my hair these past months,,,reached till waist,,I need more ! Its either braids or buns for me in summer. Every other thing makes me mad. Hair open.. how much I wanna leave them open, the weather plays a spoil spot. Can happen if someone keeps rotating a hand fan around me every second I am out in the sun ;) ;)

These earrings I have  bought from FabIndia. I don't visit this store often, but this was the only Interesting shop at the airport. There was some time to my flight, I was strolling aimlessly analyzing people and their behavior (my fav past time) ,,got bored,,entered Fab India. These earrings was the lone attractive thing in the store.

2. You gotta be protected by sun rays all the time.

I am soooo new to Sunscreens. I buy them for my maa but I never used them myself.
I never got tanned. Come 2012 and it's happening ( no not apocalypse) ..I have tanned arms which don't match my face,,
So, I tried Lotus and VLCC (It's Bad) but nothing worked for me,
Finally I am contented with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block with SPF 50 . It works for my
arms and neck and legs(m a skirt person) , it Doesn't work for my face. It makes it red. Not allergic to it.

3. I need fruity scented hair in Summers

For this demand of mine I use Herbal Essence color me shiny shampoo and another Hair mist.
Love this!! Cute packaging,,makes my hair shiny and smell amazing.
This is for colored hair though :)

4. I am soooo picky with Facewash

It was always Himalaya Neem facewash for me. I got bored and drifted towards other brands.
Now this Lacto Calamine face wash comes free with the Lacto Calamine lotion.
I buy the purple classic version but I hate the purple facewash that's free with it.
So, I have to smilingly ask the Shopkeeper to please gimme the green facewash.
Now he remembers this routine of mine exchanging free gifts. :D
It works superb. Very light. Very moisturizing. Smells summery to me. yeyy
Detail review sometime in future.    
I feel I need to tell you my Lacto Calamine story.

5. I am a shower person and I love my shower gels and crems

Lux Magic Spell smells amazing. The fragrance lingers on for few hours. I love it. No. I LUB IT ;)
Easy to remove also unlike pears gentle body wash. 

6. I like squeaky clean face in summer      

I remove all my makeup with Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth cleanser.
Have praised it enough here

7. I like fragrant eye pads

I can't get any. So I put some gulab jal in a small bowl then I add chilled water + some ice (I like super chilled stuff ) , then I put my cute heart embossed cotton pads in the bowl. I keep it refrigerated for 10 mins and then I take the cotton eye pads and place them on my eyes. My day dreaming goes along while my eyes are getting chilled ;)

Don't know why but my phone got clicked with all this so it's among my favs too (silliness personified)

The cute lil chubby purple colored baby elephant you see here just came to pose and say Hi!! to all everyone. 

8. My eyes need some love

I am a voracious reader. So,,along with the chilly exercise I do for my eyes ( as written above) I need to give some extra love for the under eye skin.
Garnier Under eye roller (non-tinted) comes here to my rescue.
The roller ball is soothing :) I like it. 
How I find the tinted roller ? Read Here

9. I love roses
A rose is something really special to me,, I will dedicate a post on my love for rose someday.
So, just picked these rose stud earrings from Accessorize.
These lil babies didn't photograph well. These are in actual ~ neon pink :)

10. I love my face wipes

These are Kara refreshing face wipes with Aloevera and mint oil. Total Love ! 
I have the pink one also,,can't find it now ! 

11. I love my perfumes

I am a perfume girl :) I never get tired of them, take care of them like lil babies (as if they are high maintenance ;) hehhe)
I buy small bottles at times so that I can keep them in my bag when I am on the go..
This one is by Victoria's Secret ~ Dream Angels Wish ~ Anything with Angel and I am sold ! Reason ! This is what my love calls me :)
Oh ,, it smells amazing !! Floral+Fruity = Happy Angel ^-^ ;)

That's all for now ! I am off to sleep ! Fever + Sour throat = Disturbed Angel :\



Angel ;) 

p.s. wonder what the collage thing is in the background??..well that's my inspiration box. Will show you all properly what I am talking about.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel ~ Rose Sensuel + an awesome song which can become your favorite too ;)

Beauty queen on a silver screen
Living life like I'm in a dream 
I know I've got a big ego
I really don't know why it's such a big deal, though  
♥ ♥ 

I relate to this song completely ;) no wonder it's my phone's ringtone too ! 
Ok, now I was honestly on a look for this baby pink shade the singer wears in this music video. I did a lil hunt for this in Bourjois but well I couldn't find it,, 

what I did found is this baby below :)

Its so freakin gorgeousss..  
I have a close dupe of it by Faces Canada,, you can see that over here .

This is my first lipstick from Bourjois and I am super impressed with the quality.
It doesn't stick,,stays put on my lips for a good 4-5 hours,,moisturizes my lips.

I still wear a lipbalm underneath because I am having dry lips these days.
The shade is beautiful, the color of a pink rose ,, yes the beautiful pink rose :)

The packaging is uber cool ,, the snap pull button is awesome,, thus extremely travel friendly.
The bullet looks sturdy,,but I still keep it refrigerated because of the awesome heat ;)
Pinks, plums, corals and reds suit my skin shade,,and this one suits me so very well. 

Only thing I feel is that it is kinda sheer, so for those who have pigmented lips you would have to dab a little foundation/primer/any base before applying it to let the true color show up.

What the Brand says about it on their website :



All the benefits of Nature in one lipstick!
Its formula of 100% natural origin brings radiance and care to lips.
Enriched with magnolia oil and shea butter, its melting formula intensely nourishes lips, leaving them supple and providing them with 8 hours of moisture.
The intense and radiant shades illuminate your lips thanks to the 100% natural pigments selected for their purity and benefits: antioxidant green tea and soothing rose.
8 shades ranging from the most natural to the most sophisticated and from softer to more sensuous hues, for naturally beautiful lips

Price ~ Rs. 660


Namita  ♥ 

p.s. I highly recommend it :) 
p.p.s This was a part of my I lub Bourjois Haul :)