Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Valentine's Special International Giveaway at New Love Makeup

Hello Beauties,

Bhumika from New Love makeup is hosting an International Giveaway for the month of Feb in association with Stylecraze & the prizes to be won are 

1x Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick
1x Bourjois Intense Extrait Eye Shadow
1x Orly Nail Paint
1x Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil

To participate in this giveaway click here

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Corallista's Ist Anniversary International Giveaway

Hello Beauties, Corallista Blog has completed 1 year & to celebrate that Ankita from Corallista  Makeup Blog is having a huge International giveaway & the prizes are

FIRST PRIZE (Open Internationally)
 Lancome travel palette (containing 4 eye shadows, 1 blush, 1 lipstick, 1 lip gloss, applicators)
2 Givenchy mini lip glosses – Capricious Pink, Lilac Confessions
1 MAC lipstick of your choice! (Please choose a shade from the Permanent collection!)

SECOND PRIZE (Only for Indian residents – Sponsored by )
1 Bourjois Sweet Kiss Lipstick (shade of your choice!)
1 Bourjois Extrait Intense eye shadow (shade of your choice!)

THIRD PRIZE (Only for Indian Residents)
1 Avon Little Black Dress Perfume

To participate click here

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chance to win two sleek blushes at Be-Beautilicious(National) Giveaway)

Hello Beauties,

Here's a chance to win two Sleek Blushes! Shalini from Be-Beautilicious is giving away two sleek blushes. To participate  with few simple rules click here

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lotus Herbals Floral Stay Lipstick-411 Rose Mary

Hello Beauties,

Here's a post on the lipstick that I'm currently using more often, it's the Lotus Herbals Floral Stay Lipstick-411 Rose mary.

According to Lotus Herbals: Lotus Herbals Floral Stay is a range of 10 exciting long lasting lip colours in maroons, pinks and browns, enriched with botanical extracts of Aloe Vera and
Unique features : Lip color that lasts for hours with zero touch-ups. The SFP-10 formula provides complete protection from UV rays, preventing darkening of lips. 100% vegetarian: no animal ingredients.

Botanical Infusion for the health of your lips.
Day Long Wear.
Kiss Proof.
Sun protection.

Directions For Use: Fill lips with color, working from the corner of the mouth towards the middle. Use a lip liner that is closest in shade to the lipstick color.

Price:  Rs.345 for 3.4g

My thoughts:  "Rose Mary" is like light Wine/Maroon shade with brown undertones, it's a matte lipstick. This comes in a classy case, the bullet is thin & delicate.Every time I apply this I have a feeling that it might break so I apply it very carefully with a light hand.

Color & Pigmentation: This color would be suitable for cool & neutral undertones. The pigmentation is medium to buildable, I need to swipe it 2-3 times to get a nice color on the lips.

Texture & Moisturization: It doesn't provide any moisturization since it's a completely matte lipstick, non shimmery & frost free. Had they claimed about the moisturization, I would have been upset because this shade is definitely not moisturising.

Fragrance: The fragrance is very mild & floral & fades away soon.

Staying Power: This stays on me for 3-4 hours without food or drinks. Sadly this fades unevenly after a full meal, however I still like the tint it leaves behind & thankfully this shade doesn't make the fine lines prominent.

Claims: It isn't kiss proof, transferable to glasses too & doesn't provide long wear. Complete list of ingredients missing.

Adore or Abhor it?  Though this has 3-4 hours stay on me, I still like this lipstick because it suits my cool to neutral undertones & brightens my face.  You can apply it little light for day wear & for night time you can swipe it 2-3 times to get a deep pigmented color.Pair this with neutrals to make your lips the star attraction!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's National Giveaway at Beauty At Times Is Skin Deep- Ends Feb 10th

Hello Beauties, Nivedita from Beauty At Times Is Skin Deep in collabration with the online beauty store is hosting a giveaway for this Valentine's. There would be two winners.
The first winner gets

  1. NYX blush in Angel
  2. Faces Cosmetics Moisture Rich Lipstick in First Lady
  3. Bourjois contour and clubbing waterproof pencil color Blue remix
& the second one gets

  1. Faces Go Chic lipstick in Mulberry Slush
  2. Boujois New Khol and Contour eye liner  Blue graphique

Don't miss this opportunity because the giveaway ends on Feb 10th & to participate click here

Swatches of the nail colors from the Picture Polish Giveaway Winner

If you remember Zestful nails had an International nail polish giveaway held in the month of October 2011 sponsored by Picture Polish Australia & the winner was Sarah from

She got the nails colors & she was kind enough to do a post on these nail colors, so here's a link to the post for you all to look at 2 of the 3 nail colors of her choice she had won.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lanikai Orchid Vanilla Sea Salt Body Scrub

Hello Beauties,

I have been using the Lanikai Orchid Vanilla Sea Salt Body Scrub  for a long time & thought this is the right time to review it.

According to Lanikai Bath & Body Works: The nurturing Orchid Vanilla Sea Salt Body Scrub is made of oils from Hawaii Kukui & Macadamia Nuts,giving your skin a soft & polished glow.

Ingredients: Hawaiian Sea Salt, Maui turbinado Sugar, saflower Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, Botanical Fragrance.

Free of animal ingredients & not tested on animals!

Word of caution: Don't use the scrub on face, sunburned, sensitive skin, open wounds or after shaving.

Price: $20 for 336 ml.( 12 o.z)

My Experience:

 Packaging: The scrub comes in a plastic sturdy see through jar, have dropped it so many times but it hasn't damaged the jar.

Color & Texture: It's off-white in color & the texture is light & not too oily or not too thick.

 Fragrance: The scrub smells fruity & isn't too overpowering! I have the opened the lid so many times to sniff it but it still retains the same fragrance from the beginning.

 Ingredients: All the ingredients are natural.

Scrubbing & Moisturisation: The scrub is very effective in removing the dead skin & making it look soft & nourished. The granules aren't too abrasive! I have sensitive skin & noticed that if I scrub it with a heavy hand my skin becomes slightly red for a few seconds, so it better to scrub gently.

Final word: I like this scrub a lot, there isn't anything to dislike about it except for the fact that it comes in a jar & you have to dig your fingers in it to get the scrub out. It is a wonderful scrub with a pleasant fragrance that scrubs away the dead cells & makes my skin soft & supple. Though it has natural oils, it isn't greasy & gets rinsed off easily. The fragrance lasts for a few hours & I don't even need to use a moisturiser after using this because it hydrates the skin & doesn't dry out. All in all it makes the bath an uplifting experience.

Available at :

Product sent by the brand, however I guess I had  to pay the duty tax on these items to pick them up.