Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I don't do much of personal posts on the blog, but for a change, here is a slice of my life :) 

I recently went to India for five weeks to meet my family. I was meeting them after a year. It was scorching in India ! Trip back home is always good. I attended my niece's birthday for the first time, yay for that. I went to my nana nani's (maternal grandparent's) house with my sister and my niece after 10 years, it was so good, so rewarding, I could see how happy they were. 

Had a family get together at a hill station 'Mussoorie' which was a welcome respite. Below are some pics of the trip. 

I met my college bestie after four years. Overall I had a wonderful time, indulged in some good food and shopping, met with family and friends and well, time just flew by ..

Here are some of the most used makeup stuff during my holiday. Kajal and lipsticks, are my staple. The products that got  a lot of love are Revlon Matte stain balm in 'Striking' (love it!), Colorbar eyeliner, Maybelline Colossal Kajal, MAC See Sheer and Burt's Bees Hibiscus lip balm.

Ending it with selfies wearing the Revlon Colorburst Matte balm in 'Striking'. I am in love with this matte balm, love the color and how it feels. 

Hope you enjoyed a bit different post !

Monday, July 21, 2014

Manicure Monday - Scout Cosmetics 'Steal my Sunshine' and Review

Hi guys, 

I am back from my holiday in India. I spent good five weeks with my family and friends. Had a fun filled holiday with good food and lots of shopping. I am getting back into my blogging routine and am hoping to get back to posting 2-3 times a week. 

Today's post bring to you a nice n bright manicure featuring Scout Cosmetics 'Steal my Sunshine'*.

Scout Cosmetics is an Australian brand offering highly luxurious, natural and safe cosmetics, skincare, haircare products and 5 free nail polishes. Their products are made in  Australia.

'Steal my sunshine', is a beautiful bright, neony orange color, perfect for adding a pop of color. The polish was a nice, creamy texture and applied smoothly. I am wearing two coats and a top coat in the pic. 

I loved the packaging, it is simple and sleek. The best part is that these are 5 free nail polishes, which means they are free from harmful chemicals like Formaldehyde, DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor or Parabens. They come in a huge range of colors.

Overall, I really liked the nail polish and the formula. The only con is, it is very pricey. 

19.95 AUD. 

You can buy Scout Cosmetics from their website.  

* This product was provided for consideration. However, I was not paid for it. My reviews/opinions are always honest.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Loving now - Makeup, Skincare and Haircare ..

In today's post I am sharing my current favorites. Recently I have been loving pink lips. I have been wearing a lot of YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 'Rouge Vermillion', Chanel Rouge Coco in 'Taffetas Rose' and Maybelline 'Hooked On Pink'

I am absolutely in love with the Rimmel Scandaleyes kajals (reviewed HERE and HERE) and I have been enjoying wearing this blue one thickly on my lower lash line. 

I have recently started using the Maybelline rocket mascara and so far I am loving it. It gives good volume and makes my lashes stay up and curled for a long time ..

On to some skincare and haircare loves. It is officially winter in Australia and my skin has loving this Kiehl's Ultra Facial cream. I got this cream long time back and was finding it a bit too thick initially, by my oh my it's a total saviour for winters .. this is the only one in my current stash that cuts it for this weather. 

I have been really enjoying using this Rose water facial spray from Fab India. I have been literally dousing my face with it. I use this as a toner during night time. 

If you have read my  post 'Stuff my hair is loving', you know I am loving this hair oil from Aldi. I use it on my damp hair ends and it makes them soft and silky. 

This is a scheduled post, which I had drafted before leaving for my vacation. It features products that I have been enjoying this Autumn/Winter. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Vanity Bag Diaries is on holiday !

Its vacation time here on the blog. I am in India visiting my friends and family. Full time blogging will resume when I am back around mid July. 

I will be putting some posts as and when I get time :)

Leaving you with a beautiful pic of Lavasa, which I visited during my last trip to India.