I went Shopping | L'Oreal Haul

I went shopping, yet again, and  guess what did I buy? Makeup!!.. It is a serious addiction, had originally went out to buy only an eyeliner, but I landed up buying a lot more than that :P

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Haul: The Body Shop

There is sale going on everywhere, and I recently went to The Body Shop and found some goodies at 50% off, so I thought I'll share it with you guys.

Click on the video above for my haul.

The eye shadows:-

The Mineral (powder) Foundation:-
I'm planning on doing a full review post on this one, hence, no swatches. This is in the colour, Golden Vanilla.

The Skin care:-

Cranberry Joy Body Butter

Cranberry Joy Body Polish

Last But Not least:-

This was my favourite purchase of the day!!.. 

What's your favourite The Body Shop Product?
Have you bought anything in the sales?

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Review: Forest Essentials Rupam Body Cleansing Paste

Ayurveda has really fascinated me from a long time, since the time I was studying botany in college, hence, finding a brand that exclusively sold ayurvedic (organic) beauty products really got me excited to check them out. 

Forest essentials is intrinsically a luxury brand, as their tag line states clearly "Luxurious Ayurveda"  and the prices tend to be on the higher end. What really attracted me to them, aside from their products, is how beautifully each and every one of their store is designed, it just catches your attention; the wooden accents, the gold theme, the fragrance,  even their wash basin looked as if it was brought straight down from a palace in Udaipur, walking into the store instantly makes you feel like a princess.

This was my first purchase from them and I bought the Rupam body cleansing paste. It is a rich body scrub, made out of pistachio, orange peel and jaggery (molasses). I tried out two more of their scrubs, one was made up of sea salt which felt a little harsh on me, and the other was turmeric and honey. I was aware that sugar and sea salt are used as scrubs, but never knew jaggery could be used too.

The body scrub comes in a hard card box, and in a really fancy tub.

It is a rich blend of pistachios, orange peel and jaggery with essential oils. The oil seperates from the paste, so before using I had to mix up the product. The texture is perfect, neither to gritty to the point where you feel you are rubbing gravel against your skin, nor too smooth. It is gentle and yet effective in removing all dead skin leaving skin really soft and moisturized.

Usually when I scrub my body, I need to run straight towards my body butter because my skin starts to pull, but with this body polish my skin felt hydrated and moisturized.

You need to apply it on damp skin, as you begin rubbing it turns into a milk like consistency, rub it until you feel the jaggery melting on your skin.

The best thing about this is the smell. I am really terrible at explaining scents but I'll try. Have you ever crossed a spa at a mall and wondered what is that amazing smell and how the hell can something linger so far off? This will make your bathroom (read house) smell like a high end spa, and linger on your skin for the longest time.

 This was priced at 1,975/- for 200gm, which is expensive, but I thought it was justified because of  all the exotic ingredients used to make it, well jaggery isn't that exotic but the nuts and the essential oil are. That just reminded me that one of their anti aging serum is made up of 24 karat gold.

 I intend to use this in my weekend pamper sessions.

 The only thing concerning me is that according to the packaging , and the sales guy also suggested the same, you need to use up polish within 3 months after its opened. It is concerning because I'm not sure I can finish this up within 3 months. I use it twice a week, and need only a little bit for my entire body. I don't want something so expensive and amazing to rot in my shower rack. The solution I found for this is to share it with my mum, so we finish it. I usually tend to hoard my expensive products, you know save it for a special occasion, but that is going to change!

Have you ever tried anything from Forest essentials?
Do you have a weekend pamper routine, if so, what are your favourite products ?
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Tutorial | Doughnut Bun

As promised in my last post, here is the tutorial on how you can use your DIY hair Doughnut to make the perfect hair bun. If you didn't check that out click here to see how you can make your own hair doughnut.

This hairstyle works best on medium to long hair, and on second day hair.

This bun looks like you have put a lot of effort and time, but it only takes minutes once you have the right tools.
All you need is:-

Hair elastics that matches your hair colour
The hair doughnut

There are a lot of methods to achieve this look, but this is how I love doing it, and it has always worked for me, so I thought of sharing it with you guys. Please share it with your friends and family so they can learn something new as well.


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DIY Hair Doughnut

Here is an easy pictorial on how you can make your own Bun maker, instead of spending money in buying one. You can use any old socks that you might have lying around at home to make this, just cut of the closed edge of the socks with a scissor.

I prefer using a leg warmer instead of a sock, so that I don't need to cut any thing, and the edges are open on both sides. I am terrible at anything DIY, so if I can do this, so can you!..

A tutorial on how I use this is coming soon on my YouTube channel, so make sure you are subscribed. :)

Subscribe here, if you aren't already <3

Sneak peek of the video:-

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Review:- Colorbar Neon Polishes

I think its safe to say that I am a nail polish addict, and it is not getting any better. So, that being said, I have had my eyes on the neon shades from colorbar and have lusting them for a long time now.
There are a lot of colours in the range, and these are the ones that I own. What I most like about them is the colour payoff. its exactly what its like in the bottle. What I mean is that some nail polishes look fabulous in the bottle, and then when I apply them, they turn out to be sheer, even after 3 coats!
The first coat is a bit sheer, but once you apply the second coat the true colour shows up. They are quite competitively priced at 175/- which is not bad when compared to other brands, and the size of the bottle.
I wouldn't say these are long lasting though, they stay for around 2-3 days max, and starts chipping at the edges unless you have a good top coat on. I like to use the Sally hansen one.

If you want your neon colours to look matte, add a bit of cornflour to the polish before applying them and viola your nail polish will dry matte. Alternatively, you could add corn flour to a clear polish, and use that as a top coat, this way you can turn any of your polishes matte!..

Do let me know if you try this out!


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Tutorial | Easy Ponytail Updo

Wishing all of you a very happy new year 2014!!

I would like to share with you this very easy updo that you can do with only hair elastics and bobby pins and takes only minutes, perfect for the girl on the go.

I hope you like this tutorial!! To be updated about new videos don't forget to subscribe to my channel.

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