Monday, July 28, 2014

Manicure Monday - Green and Gold !

This Manicure Monday features Loreal Color Riche in '612 Green Couture' with some gold accent. As you can see I have been dabbling with the nail art pen, well its more of some scribbled over lines than art :)


612 Green Couture is a beautiful, bright, creamy green color. I love how this green and gold look together. I love this Loreal Color Riche Le Vernis range and have Rebel Blue, Luxembourg Gardens, Femme Fatale, Scarlet Vamp and Mysterious Icon in my stash. 

They are pretty affordable and I love that they have a big brush which is so easy and fast to apply.


I also love that these are not huge polishes and come at a decent price. If you are into green colors, I would say give this a go or any other shade from this range.


Price (5ml) - 6.95 AUD

Do you rock green nail polish ? Which color have you been enjoying this season ?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fragrance Fridays - Kiehl's PATCHOULI & FRESHROSE FRAGRANCE

This Fragrance Friday brings to you Kiehl's Patchouli & Freshrose Fragrance

There's a story behind this beautiful Kiehl's package, this was gifted to me by the husband and while I was very happy, somewhere in my mind there was a voice which was like, " Man ! 'Rose', I may have to exchange this one ". But, it so happened that I decided to keep this and I am so glad I did .. enough rambling and on to today's post :)



Aromatic Blends represents Kiehl's authentic apothecary heritage of inspiring fragrance blends. Combining ingredients inspired from around the world, our unique fragrances utilize the finest naturally derived ingredients. Our latest addition to the range is a decadent fusion of Rose and Patchouli with underlying hints of bergamot and mandarin orange.



Kiehl's has launched a body lotion, shower gel and an EDT in this range. I haven't yet tried the body lotion and the shower gel. The EDT comes in a simple, clear bottle with a silver lid. Its a nice size (30 ml) and is good for keeping in your bag. 

I am not a big fan of rose fragrance and was worried that I will not like the range, but surprisingly the smell is not very rosy or very sweet, which totally works for me. 

Kiehl's Patchouli & Freshrose Fragrance, is a beautiful floral smell with a subtle rose, fresh and citrus mix. 
I have been really loving this EDT, the fragrance is  very clean and light and not overpowering at all as some rose fragrances can be.  I don't know how Patchouli smells so really cannot say if I can sniff it in this EDT. 

This fragrance is very different to the perfumes I have, but is a welcome change for me. I am intoxicated ! 
I would definitely recommend this. Give this a sniff next time you are at a Kiehl's store.

Price 
30 ml - AU 31$. 

Kiehl's Patchouli & Freshrose Fragrance can be bought from their website and stores.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FUN.FOOD.FAMILY.TRAVEL.MAKEUP.INDIA

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. 

Price 
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.