Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – $64 CAN
A 12 eyeshadow ensemble palette with a rose hued theme. The eyeshadows mostly range from pinks of all shades and finishes and a few taupes and a single black shade with reddish glitter. Overall, an encompassing palette with shades of pink, which works fine for olive skin tone like mine. I think this is one and done for all the possible pink hued eyeshadows I could possibly need. The eyeshadows are nicely pigmented and work fabulously together, blending effortlessly. Honestly, I don’t have much flaws to pick out with this one besides fallout of some glitter heavy shades like Blackheart. I love the idea of including taupes in this palette too, in fact, shades like Factory, Mugshot and Darkside are what makes me love this palette, as opposed to just like. The dual ended brush included is also quite functional. Overall, I feel it is a good palette, with rose hued, but not “extremely pink” eyeshadows of varying finishes and is good value for money!
Sephora Collection The Painter: Airbrush Sponge / $15 CAN
So, the Beauty Blender, really did begin a trend of sort, now didn’t it? There has been a surge of numerous different makeup sponges in all sorts of colours popping up left, right and centre. Sephora is not going to leave this party unattended, by any means. This one, as the name suggests, is the airbrush sponge, meant to give a flawless finish to your foundation and whatever liquids you may desire to apply on your face.
African Paradise Body Conditioner* ($39.95)
Dreaming of Africa? Urges to travel so strong, that it is impossible to wait? No problem, take a sensual trip to Africa right away with LUSH’s newest offering! Made with finest of ingredients courtesy of Africa, which include shea butter, moringa oil, aloe gel, with a spicy kick of clove bud oil and sandalwood oil. If you are not yet drooling already, wait till you take this bad boy to the shower. Body conditioners are much like hair conditioners, you shower like you should and then apply this like a lotion all over your body in the shower. The steam of the shower helps your skin absorb the moisture and the subtle scents. After you are done, you rinse off the conditioner and bask in the glory of your baby soft skin. The consistency is also perfect for use, glides over easily in a perfect amount.
I just wanted to do a quick FOTD with mini reviews of my newest acquisitions and obsessions, which are all things pink. I’m sure you have read about these products before, so nothing groundbreaking or novel here, but of course, my two cents…
First up is MAC Twig, which would possibly be one of the most universally wearable lipstick in MAC’s inventory. It is one lipstick I’d recommend without any hesitations to makeup newbies or oldbies alike. It is a satin finish, so plenty of pigment and a semi-matte finish are a given. It is a great anyone, anytime, anywhere shade!
LUSH Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie – $34.95
Long time no review, so here we are with my latest (or rather dated) musing. I’m an absolute LUSHIE, so it must come at absolutely no surprise that I make a comeback with yet another LUSH product. From someone who lives in the Canadian Prairies, dryness is a constant battle. Anything that promises comfort is more than welcome in my stash. I’m a big fan of LUSH’s shower smoothies, previously having fallen in love with Ro’s Argan and Almond & Coconut smoothie and I was ready to fall head over heels with this one, as well.
If you are a person of Indian origin, Indian living abroad or an Indophile, in general, you most likely miss shopping for “Indian” things (clothing, furnishing, you name it). Well, speaking for myself, I love shopping in India and whenever I go to visit, I end up with ridiculously heavy suitcases. I don’t normally wear Indian clothing – I haven’t ever worn a sari and have only a single salwaar kameez. As I don’t have many Indian friends except those in India, for social functions also, I get away with dresses, easily. But recently, I don’t know, something has changed; I’m falling in love with Indian clothes and how beautiful and intricate they are. And it doesn’t help that online retailers are making it easier for us folks to get easy access to all things Indian clothing. I mainly browse Indian Roots & Pernia’s Pop Up Shop!
So meanwhile, I fell in love with a certain brand of clothing called Nomad from Indian Roots and decided to take the plunge and well, shop away and this is exactly a review of my experience with Indian Roots. My experience, very honestly, was less than perfect and I understand that Indian Roots is a new venture and I hope this review truly comes across as constructive. I want to continue shopping with them, but I want this to be out there, as well.
LUSH Carrot Soap – $6.95
Though its name has carrot, this smells nothing like carrot, but rather a mellow yet perky citrus based luxurious mix. The bunny inside is made of generous shea butter. In the past, I have had a love-hate relationship with LUSH’s soap – love them for their gentleness and don’t love with for the lack of lather. This one, however, is so different; it lathers perfectly, has a beautiful, complex fragrance and is super moisturizing. My must have out of the Easter goodies.
(+) refreshingly sweet fragrance, moisturizing, lathers well.
(-) Limited edition – why, LUSH? Oh, Easter special, that’s why!
Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt – $8.95
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Sensual Rose – $33 CAN
An exceptionally smooth, long wearing lipstick – yes, I agree, it is exactly what it vouches to be. At this point in my beauty blogging career, I have come to a point where I sound like “a pink lipstick is a pink lipstick and what else can I say?” Well, I can say more! This is something I picked out by an accident and can I say serendipity?
Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder in 004 Sunset – $56 CAN
Seriously, what’s with these mouthfuls of names? Is it the new trend among high end cosmetics to add in at least five more words in a name? I mean it is more a description than a name. And at this point, I must digress! So here it is, me and my new favourite bronzer, which I took about two years to discover; for shame! I think when it first launched, it was touted as a limited edition, but good sense prevailed Dior and they made this a permanent product.
Guerlain Khȏl Me Kajal – $42 CAN
I absolutely love Guerlain’s approach to the more “exotic” cosmetics – they do these so, so well. At first, I was a fangirl of Guerlain Terracotta Loose Powder Kohl Liner and now I have another favourite to add to my list. Super pigmented, creamy, easily gliding with über cool packaging.
I’m not the biggest fan of nude lips – there, I said it! On my skin tone, the ever alluring nude lip is just downright the most impossible thing to master. It also does not help my case that nude lipsticks are never quite tailored for skin-tones like mine. But that does not mean, however, that I give up and stop looking for options and I am more so obligated to check out if a lipstick is on sale in a drugstore near me! Enter to the picture, Maybelline Color Sensational The Buff’s in Stormy Sahara & Truffle Tease. Are these the lipsticks to end my nude blues?