Sunday, December 30, 2012

From Craving to Shaving...

This post is a part of the 'Shave or Crave' movement in association with

I have learned: Stubble is the way to win a woman’s heart. Don't believe me? Read it here.


How to Ignite the Craving for a Stubble-Free Transformation in Men?

Source: Pixabay

Join the "Shave or Crave" movement and let's tackle the hairy-beary epidemic together!

I've cracked the code on making men ditch the caveman chic and embrace the smooth look. Here's my foolproof guide:

1. Mock Him!
Give him a taste of his own stubble rebellion! I casually inquired if he was treating his beard to a luxurious shampoo experience along with his hair. The 'look' he shot back was a mix of disbelief and victory. Lo and behold, the next day, I was greeted by a dazzling clean-shaven masterpiece. Victory smells as sweet as his aftershave!

2. Gift him Shaving Essentials.

For the lazy guys with unruly stubble, gift them shaving essentials. Remind them so often that it becomes a background score to their life. Annoying? Absolutely. Effective? You bet. He'll be shaving daily just to shut you up.

3. Drag him to Spas and Salons.
Book those couple spa packages and, if needed, employ some gentle persuasion tactics - literally drag him along. Keep a watchful eye on him, not to be a snoopy spy, but to play pretend. Because nothing says "shave it off" like a pampering session that makes him appreciate the value of a smooth, clean-shaven face. It's spa day, not stubble day!

4. Ban the Stubble.
Set the ground rules - "No stubble days" are non-negotiable. If he protests, take him shopping with you. It's the perfect revenge strategy. Trust me; he won't risk skipping a shave again.

5. Be a Drama Queen.
Channel your inner soap opera star. Hype it up! Show off your acting skills. Throw in some dramatic sighs and gasps. Make a fuss about the stubble like it's the ultimate apocalypse of facial hair. Kiss and make up later, and he'll be running for the razor.
Stubble be gone, the curtain has fallen!

And for those days when he forgets to shave, here are five one-liners to drive the point home:

1) "Did you forget to look in the mirror today? Seriously."
2) "You might need a mask today, babe."
3) "I'm tempted to scratch that scoundrel stubble from your cheeks, eh."
4) "Did you drink that or your stubble did?"
5) "Believe me, baby, it'd take just a day for you to look like Tom Hanks in Cast Away."

P.S. Don't forget to *roll your eyes* while delivering these gems. Happy shaving adventures!
P.S.S. All the one-liners and guidelines are tried and tested. *wink*

No beards were harmed while writing this post. No harm intended - this post is all in good humor and is written for Blogadda.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Shoppers tidings: A Sad li'l Fond de Teint tale feat. Bourjois Healthy Mix

A tiding for me and you, nothing new.

So not only I had a magnificient time bunking lectures but also window-shopping. I had had to be a bankrupt or so was decided *_*
So I shopped for these!

Bourjois, Bourjois Healthy Mix, Colorbar, Colorbar I-Glide Pencil, Maybelline, Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse, The Body Shop, The Body Shop Bath Exfoliating Gloves, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation India

L'oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive skin India
L'oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive skin

The Scrublet

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in India
Bourjois Healthy Mix

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 55

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation

Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara India
For the eyes ;)

Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara Price in India
Bourjois Liner effet Mascara

The Body Shop Bath Exfoliating Gloves Price in India
No I am not mad! TBS hiked their prices. This costed 350 INR.
I had to get three! 

L'Oreal go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive skin
Solely picked up for the scrublet.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 55 Beige Fonce
I don't know for how long it was on my WL!

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Pure Beige
Impulsive rather self consolidating purchase.

Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara
I gave up on Bourjois Glamour Max Definition and hooked up with this!

Colorbar I-Glide Pencil in Glowing Sapphire
I have one in Turquoise, so I got myself a Sapphire too.

Maybelline Colorama in Absinto
Sheer Greenishly Mintish..ehh.

A Sad li'l Fond de Teint tale began with 'Once upon a time', no really It did.
I have had this Teint on my wl for over a year, maybe and I decided make it all mine this Lubbly December. The SA tried this on my wrist, and I tried on my jawline and it did look invisible.
And don't ask me how many times I have tried this on my wrist before. So I though it is THE shade for me, the Teint gives me jitters, I don't want that ghoshtly whitish face with shade lighter to my skintone. Okay I made a mistake of not trying the other shades.
And I bought it last week, for much excited I was, and tried it on my face a day before yesterday! 
BAM! I was all Orange. It was two shades darker. If only you could imagine the look on my face, not the orange one. The horrified, would-cry-now look.
I went at the counter and tried all the shades. And voila! 53 was it.

Moral of the tale: The lights in the Shopping complexes and Counters can be misleading.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Romantaque – Post Hair Removal Hair Minimizer

There is no permant solution to get rid of Hair, or is it? I'm not talking about Laser and Electrolysis here.
A new product is been launched which can help you get rid of your hair, by slowing down the growth process.Read and you'll know.

Romantaque – Post Hair Removal Hair Minimizer, a new weapon in the fight against unwanted hair. 

About Romantaque:
Romantaque – Post Hair Removal Hair Minimizer is a hair growth inhibitor. As a precondition, after hair removal the skin has to be ‘normal and intact’ Recommended hair removal is by  TWEP approach (Tweezing,  Waxing, Epilation,  and Plucking). Hair should be pulled out from follicle, 24 hours in advance before Romantaque is applied for 10 days – twice a day. The nano-tech enabled active affects the hair follicle function, in terms of weakening in strength, lightening in color, reducing the speed of next hair . Repeated applications give a perceptible change, for the user – in reduced pain and lesser hair growth and density for a close observer like personal aesthetician as well.

This nano-tech powered cosmetic version is developed with support by Government of India - under TePP program in collaboration with IIT - Bombay and has been awarded in 2011, by DST Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program  as well.

You can buy Romantaque- Post Hair Removal Minimizer Here:






You can check  for further info.

Price: 1500
Quantity: 50 grams.

So what do you think of this new innovation?

Product Information sent by PR.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Nivea Pure Effect Total Face Cleanup Review

Nivea Pure Effect Total Face Cleanup

Benefits of Pure and Clear Skin

  • Wash
  • Scrub
  • Pack
  • Oil Remover
  • Spot Remover

Total Face Cleanup Regime - in 5 minutes

 Apply the product to moistened face by smoothly massaging in upward circles focusing on forehead, nose & chin, avoiding the eye area.

Spread evenly across face & leave it on for 3-4 minutes.

Rinse off with Lukewarm water to get the perfect complexion.

My Experience with Nivea Pure Effect Total Face Cleanup:

Last week, I was at supermarket I was way to tempted to try this one but I resisted but then Jiya of Shopping Style and us reviewed this and I had to get this, reading good result it showed up on her.
So I finally laid my hands over it.
You can check her Experience here.
I tried on two types of Skin: Normal/Combination which is mine & Oily, my brother’s.

The Texture is neither Creamy nor Clay based but it is somewhat in between, It dense opaque white which looks opaque even on spreading. The scrub beads/particles are aqua blue in colour and very minute, not at all harsh like that of scrubs.
It does not foam but deep cleans leaving behind a squeaky  clean skin.
I followed the instruction as given on the packaging and use it as a scrub and pack.

And the result was:

  • Cleansed Skin.
  • Oil-free, Mattified
  • My Forehead, Cheeks and Nose was glowing!
  • Scrubbed effect.
  • Soft to touch

Price: 99 INR
Quantity: 50 ml
Shelf life: 30 months.

What I loved about Nivea Pure Effect Total Face Cleanup:

My Forehead, Nose and cheeks were Glowing. Oh boy! that rarely happens in winters, when my skin is tad dry.
I loved using this as Facepack than scrub. Okay both!
My Brother found the Fragrance refreshing.
And the skin feels and looks refreshed as well.
My Brother’s skin was super clean and bright! He’s dark and his skin looked mattified and bright.
Even though I’m wheatish  and I couldnot see any brightening effect on mine, Maybe it worked on his Tan.
Spending 5 minutes for a Cleanup? It’s all worth. It does give effect of an At-Home Cleanup, but not that of Salon cleanup ( Okay. I had been at Enrich for a Cleanup just once)

What I didn’t Love:

The Fragrance bothered me, it was like some salt fumes, like K2sno4 or whatever!
Yes it was like Bleach, I think. Or was it the paint fumes. ( I’m confused here)
Nothing else, really.

Final Verdict:
I loved this multipurpose product which you can use as Facewash, Mild scrub and Facepack, and it does provide an At-Home Cleanup effect, which exactly takes 30 minutes.
If you run with the second or minute hand: This is for you.
I’m letting this be on my shelf for instant cleanup or for days when I’m too lazy.
I loved this actually for the glow that it brings.
99 bucks aren’t much to try, Give it a try You’ll either Love it or Detest it! For sure.


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I'm a turned impulse buyer

I never was until... I had to shop for stationery and I got lured with these all!
I wanted notebooks and post its, Pens and some crayons...for candles.
Now you don't want to see my stationery, do you?

And now, When I look at the retail therapy I'd this afternoon...

I honestly wanted to buy just Nivea Total cleanup but all the other were stray :P So I had to pick them up ;)

Reviews don't make me happy!
Trying does
-An impulse buyer, Idee. :P

I think I need a new vanity or atleast storage and ideas, lots of them. I'm out of space.


Oh My MUA...

A word spreads like a fire!

I wanted to try MUA since I came across few reviews that the 'Undressed' and 'Heaven and Earth' Palettes are Naked 1 & 2 dupes.
I'm dreaming of UD Naked...

I saved my savings and asked my friend to buy me from his paypal in December but then this happened!
MUA hit 35k likes and they screamed out the 35% off with free shipping!
You'd dare to think, I resist.

And I 'udaofied' all my money in CUSTOMS :-(
And to add more disappointment, The Artiste palette came in broken and a Mascara all dried up! :o
But I'm still happy that none of my products went missing. I shelled out 590 INR as custom duty!
Say out loud 'Custom' and I shudder :-(
But... But.. I'm still getting stuff with their 50K likes offer. ;-)

Here what all I got when I was way too greedy!

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette
MUA The Artiste Palette
MUA BB creams 2 in Medium and one in Light.
MUA Face Primer
MUA Eye Primer
MUA Powder Blushes in shade 1,2 & 4
MUA Cream blush in Bittersweet
MUA Single eyeshadow- Black
MUA Pro-Eyebrow kit
MUA Gel eye liner in On-the-go (missing from the picture)
MUA Mascara: One washable and other washproof.
MUA Eye definer in Auburn
MUA Compact in shade 2
I think I misplaced one product, I can't find with all mess at my place.
I haven't tried any of it yet, I just packed all of it and kept in my vanity safely!

When all the renovation mess is cleaned, I will safely pull out all at once and color my face like a clown. Hah!

Did you get anything?


Friday, November 23, 2012

Sleek,Hands down: A Sleek Haul

Just then I was confused with so many things on my mind. I knew what I wanted and It was hands down Sleek for me.
I'm glad my package was not mishandled and reached me safely.

I got two Eyeshadow palettes and one blush,but I think I have to shop again pretty surely.
Sleek I-divine Acid Palette and Au Naturel, with Sleek Flamingo Blush.

Sleek I-divine Au Naturel


Sleek Blush in Flamingo

I am simply awestruck with Au-Naturel. And now there is something I'm going to use everyday.
I cannot imagine more happiness than finding someday(before its too late) that I've just hit the pan!
I'm surely repurchasing this one again.
And for Flamingo Blush, see for yourself ;-)

Now I canot wait to get some more from Sleek.

Well My bill was $30.44 including the shipping and I had to pay 330 INR as customs.
Not much of a pinch to my pocket.

Total Spent: Around 2000 Bucks!
Remember there wasn't a single crack or slight damage. That makes me more happy!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Eye Trend For Fall

Whether you're partial to a cat eye or colorful shadows, this season is all about the statement eye. Sharpen your pencils and dust off your brushes as we take a look at the best new looks from the fall 2012 runways.
Image source:

The Modern Cat Eye

How To Wear It: Trace on liner using a fine-tipped makeup brush (the better for getting the perfect curve and flicked-up edge) and go for a gel formula with a high-gloss finish to catch the light.
- Harper Bazaar

If you don't have Gel eyeliner...[ Yes it is possible, If you're a make- up novice or have a limited budget or even can't do with Gel eyeliner]
Here a simple trick to Cat eyeliner or substitute for gel eyeliner.

You need: A Black eyeshadow and Eyeliner brush. Thats all.

Damp the bristles of brush and smear in the eyeshadow pot, enough to let the powder the bristles.
Line your eyes with the brush, and shape them according to your need. If you want slight gel eyeliner glossy look, aafter you damp your bristles smear light petroleum jelly on the brush.

Eyeliner using Colorbar Black tie eyeshadow.

Gel Eyeliner, I've used Maybelline Dramatic Gel eyeliner.

Hope you can notice the difference, It is a subtitute after all.
If you want soft defined eyes with less or not much drama, You can always play safe with Black Eyeshadow!
If you're used to Drama and eccentricity, Well I'm not stopping you. :P
I'd love to try it with Matte eyeshadow, you can try colored ones too.

Incase, You're wondering about the products used.

Personally I love using Eyeshadows as eyeliners.

P.S. I'm not claiming that I did Cat eye, this is how I generally wear eyeliner. *Grin*

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

$20/1000INR Makeup Challenge

I am not much of a Make-up Person, But yes I do love to sit in front of my dressing table and pretend I am doing Make-up. Hah!
I'm more of a Minimalist, I'd play with Eyes or Cheeks... I detest Dark, Waxy Lipsticks.
No Foundations too...( I'm having second thoughts here...)
I'd just put on some Kajal or winged eyeliner with a soft tinted lip balm for College.

For the Challenge I have used:

Lotus 3-in-1 Matte look - 325 INR ( I got it for 295 at Medplusbeauty)
Maybelline Colossal Kajal - 150 INR ( I got it for 135 at Medplusbeauty)
Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara - 200 INR
Maybelline Expert Eyeshadow in Seashore Frost. ( I've to use this up before 2013, I use it daily ;-) ) - 240 INR
Maybelline Lip color Bloom in Peach.- 99 INR

Total: 969 INR including Discounts :P

I've used Lotus 3-in-1 Matte look as Base.
For eyes, I've blended 1.Base ie Mint Colored Eyeshadow with the sponge applicator provided with quad  on the crease, avoided going overboard.
I blended 4.Liner ie Gunmetal green on the corners. Avoided going overboard too.
Tightlined my eyes using Colossal Kajal and lined my Lower lids too.
I've concealed Kajal using 4. Liner from the quad.
Single stroke of Mascara on my lashes and two swipes of Color Bloom on my lips.

Peach Bloom on my Lips

A Light Mint colored sweep on my Lids.

I'm scared of FOTDs, But I don't know how I have the heart to post them.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Lips that lie...

My Current Obsession lies in: Nivea Fruity Shine Pink Guava.

♥ My Lips but Better ♥

Finding My Lips but better was like Finding Neverland. I am in ♥ all over again with my Obssession for Lipbalms. I have to admit, I catergorize my Lipbalms. My favourites change with season and my moods. Days when I want plain, shiny lips and others when I wear just a hint of color.
I am no Lipstick fan, especially the Dark ones. I Love sheer color and nudes. But with Tinted Lipbalms! Who needs Lipsticks anyways?

Coming to the point, I've found my MLLB, that too a Lipbalm.
Something I can wear all the time, with any eyemakeup or nude eyes.
Days when I'm a fuss and moody, Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara and Nivea Fruity Shine Pink Guava, is what all stay by my side.
I hate the feeling of having something on my lips, but with this I don't care.
This one makes my lips, irresistable to fold them together to feel it is there, right there giving all the love and color my lips need.
But Why I love this most is, This evens out my lip pigmentation on the upper lip. Can't you see? Even though with flash it is visible :-/
No, No I am not reviewing this, I'm sure already everybody has. I'm just overcoming my obsession I have for this pretty Pink Color.

Well you can check the pictures, won't you?

♥ ♥My Obsession on My Lips ♥ ♥

Apart from Lipbalm, One Thing that has Obsessed my mind is: Brighter than Sunshine by Aqualung.OST from ♥ A Lot like Love ♥

My Lips But only Better =)


Friday, September 21, 2012

♥ Idée Fixe ♥

Yeah, yeah! I'm hopping onto names and keep changing my blog address and look: I'm unruly and confused.

I started with a Beauty blog concentrating more on Product reviews and bam! I have no time to put a product to test and analyse every detail about it, I mean I'm into testing them but analysing from every aspect, not my niché.
Anyway, who reads them? 

I cannot manage with my PG and two other (Poetry/Creative writing) blogs. Though I've made my mind to keep this space, at least use it for Photography, Hauls, Giveaways, D-I-Y and maybe I'll do some OOTDs, FOTD's and EOTDs  and to share my OBSESSIONS. But I will be up with a Review/ Swatch or Post without any of the mentioned above, with a Theme post on Newbie Beauty Blogger Network. Maybe someday I'll be Obsessed with this space too. I've to take care of  few things now, right away!

Btw I've switched to Idée Fixe for one general reason:
My Obsession for things, for a song or a color.
And and and...Idée Fixe  is pronounced as [ee day feeks] No, I'm not getting into phonetics now.

Here's a sneak peek of The Obsessionist.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

NBBN Theme Post: RED

I am more of a Pink person. But that Red Pout makes me have those second thoughts.
When I was a li'l girl, My first were A Red Lipstick & a Nail paint.
Birthday gift from Mom at 10. [ I don't want to tell you, How much I cried for them]
I loved that color red on my feet, we weren't allowed painted nails in school so, I would paint my feet and dance with that red nail paint on my feet. Now 9 of 10 times, I settle on red, sort of a comfort colour. But Boy! Let me tell you, I never got that pretty red shade, again. The prettiest shade of red I will ever see?

Red nail paint is every girl's must have.

And I love Anne's red pout in The Devil wears Prada

Friday, August 24, 2012

My Monsoon Skincare Regime

I like it when my skin is Tan-free and acquires Radiant Glow in Monsoons. My skin feels sorta unbalanced, but I keep my spirits alive to keep that glow for long.
My Normal skin acts weirdly!
It phases from Normal to Oily and bounce back to Oily T-zone, Yes because of the extreme humidity in Mumbai's weather.
And the phase I detest: Break out phase.
There's when
I loose all my hopes for The Radiant Glow. [Yeah, It's like a pageant to me =D ]
Walks in...or I drag Himalaya Neem Foaming Face wash.
Also Lotus Claywhite.
apart from Neem Scrub [Homemade].
And Aromamagic Under eye gel to counter puffiness.
And Yes, I don't skip Sunblock!

Mane issues:
Ends turn super DRY.
I oil my Hair [ Almond Oil + Vit.E ] and Deep condition them with Oriflame Coconut Mask.
And nothing else. :-/

Also I make sure, I don't get drenched in rain often. =D

Have a safe and Happy Monsoon =)