Saturday, 31 August 2013

Travel Packing Series: Makeup Edition

Many of you know that I travel extensively, due to work and out of a passion for travel. Some of you also read my travel blog: Peanuts on the road. I have a trip coming up shortly and was planning a Travel Packing series on my travel blog when I decided to do a Make-Up edition on this blog.
Let me mention at this point that unless I am going to a conference, I prefer to travel with only a rucksack - does not matter if I am going away for two weeks or a month. So, packing, for me, requires a lot of thinking ahead and editing the to-pack list. 
Because we take a lot of pictures on our travels, it is necessary to look nice and fresh on camera. Even the simplest no-makeup look requires some products. So if you are like me and carry only the bare minimum, certain consideration is must while packing your makeup bag. In this post, I will share with you how I plan the products I carry. Hopefully, this will help you plan when you take your next trip.

"Perfection is in balance"

Monday, 26 August 2013

China Glaze When Stars Collide and the story of a heartbreak

This is not your conventional review. In fact, this is no review at all. Instead, today I share with you a story of a beautiful stunning purple polish and how it broke my heart.
Meet When Stars Collide - a gorgeous dark dirty purple holographic nail polish. A polish I was saving for review when my nails recovered from the break and grew long and nice again and when the overcast monsoon skies gave way to sunny days so that I could capture this polish in its full glory.
China Glaze - When Stars Collide

When Stars Collide

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

NOTD: Galaxy Nails

This is my first successful attempt at creating galaxy nails.
You basically do a dark base coat and sponge over with colors depicting the nebula and finish off with some glitters here and there for the stars and galaxies.

Revlon Nail Enamel in 322 Lilac Mist

I bring you a shimmery silver polish from Revlon.


Revlon Nail Enamel in 322 Lilac Mist
Product name:  Revlon 322 Lilac Mist
Product price: INR 150 
Product quantity: 8 ml.
Shelf life: Three years.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Colorbar Nail Polish in 02 Valentino

Up for review today is yet another nail paint from Colorbar. It is a nail paint from the red family and yet somehow manages to be chic and differerent.


Product name: Colorbar Nail Polish Valentino 02


Colorbar nail polish 02 Valentino

Friday, 16 August 2013

Top 5 Favorite Lip Products: Neutral Edition

Recently Divassence posted her current 5 favorite lip products and tagged her readers for the same. I decided to do a Neutral Edition of my favorite lip products. I chose a gloss, a balm stick, a lipstick, a lip butter and a lip pencil.

Top five lip products: neutral edition

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Colorbar Nail Polish in 47 Mystic Mauve

I have another Mauve offering from Colorbar. In a previous post, I had reviewed shade no. 49, Flirty Mauve. When I went to buy a backup of the shade, the MUA offered me this one instead since that was out of stock.


Product name: Colorbar Nail Polish Mystic Mauve 47
In the bottle

Happy Independence Day

To India – My Native land

My country! In thy day of glory past

A beauteous halo circled round thy brow,

And worshipped as a deity thou wast.

Where is that glory, where that reverence now?

Thy eagle pinion is chained down at last,

And groveling in the lowly dust art thou:

Thy minstrel hath no wreath to weave for thee

Save the sad story of thy misery!

Well let me dive into the depths of time,

And bring from out the ages that have rolled

A few small fragments of those wrecks sublime,

Which human eyes may never more behold;

And let the guerdon of my labour be

My fallen country! One kind wish from thee!

- Henry Louis Vivian Derozio


May we rise again from the ashes of our past to surpass even our most glorious times. 
Happy Independence Day everyone.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Liebster Award


I recently got nominated for the Liebster award by a blogger friend of mine, +Subha Bose. This nomination was soon followed by another by +Asmitha Vivek .


Thursday, 1 August 2013

My Favorite Things: L'Occitane Rose 4 Reines

I am not much of a floral fragrance person. While I love roses, I have always felt their scent never translated well in any of the perfumes I have tried. A few years back, I started using a cologne by Tabac (which reminds me, I should probably do a post on that as well, since that is clearly one of my favorite things) and being a creature of habit, for years that was my scent - citrusy and woodsy. That is, until I discovered  L'Occitane Rose 4 Reines series.

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