Saturday, April 28, 2012

Beauty through my Eyes International Giveaway

Hello Beauties,

Tapaswini from Beauty through my Eyes is holding an International Giveaway where there would be 4 prizes to be won.

To check the prizes & participate click here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Leavemeonthecatwalk.'s International Stila Day Dream Palette Giveaway

Hello Beauties,

Olga from Leavemeonthecatwalk is giving away a Stila Day Dream Palette Giveaway.
The giveaway ends on May 16th.
To participate click here

Faces Moisture Rich Lipstick- Imperial Purple 04

Hello Beauties,

For a longtime now, I have been on a hunt for that perfect purple color that I'm looking for & unfortunately I still haven't found that one yet. My makeup stash is full of reds, pinks & maroons & fuchsia, but I'm still in awe of the awesome purple colored lipstick that you see on models on magazines & online sites. That shade that I'm reviewing today isn't close to that puple shade that I'm hunting but it's still a pretty color! So here's my take on the  Faces Moisture Rich Lipstick- Imperial Purple 04. I have searched other blogs too to see if all the bloggers have same opinion about this lipstick & almost 90% had written exactly the same.

Product Description by the Company: Faces Moisture Rich Lipstick is an intense crème color enriched with jojoba oil that blends with natural oils to envelop your lips in a superior creamy coat of color that is comfortable and long lasting.

The lipstick formula is infused with Vitamin E to protect and moisturize the lips with every application.

vitamin E & Jojoba oil enriched.
Long stay, extra-shine lip colors.
Lanolin and perfume free.

All FACES products are hypo-allergenic, not tested on animals.

Price: Rs.399 INR, available for Rs.296 at To check the shades available click here

Reasons to adore this:
1. Packaging: The packaging is nice & sturdy. It has this transparent base,makes it easy to identify the shade when you have more than 1 lipstick from the same range.
2. Color- The color is very gorgeous & nicely pigmented, it's a light mauvish pink-purple color with blue undertones. I wear this mostly during the day because it doesn't look OTT.
3. Texture: The lipstick is superbly creamy & moisturising & doesn't make the lips look dry. Please don't expect this to look great on severely chapped lips, I tried this once & the lips looked ugly! It doesn't bleed or feather! Doesn't settle into the fine lines!
4. Fragrance: It has a vanilla smell which isn't too over-whelming & it kind of diminishes within few seconds.

5. Staying Power: The wear time of this lipstick is 4 Hours if one doesn't nosh or has a meal. When I had my food I observed that it gets transferred onto glasses & starts fading & leaves a very little tint.

Reasons to abhor this:
1. Though it might not be a reason to abhor this, but I just like long staying lipsticks, lipsticks that survive meals.

Final Word: This is a gorgeous color lipstick which is very creamy & moisturising, if your are one of those people who don't mind doing touch ups after having meals & want lipsticks to be smooth & creamy , then you should definitely give this a try!

Product sent by the brand for an honest review.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

200 Followers Celebration National Giveaway at fewunnecessarystuff beauty blog

Hello Beauties,

Sukanya from fewunnecessarystuff is holding a national giveaway to celebrate 200 Followers on her blog.

Do join her in the celebration by participating in the giveaway here

Marks & Spencers Shower Gel- Waterlily

Hello Beauties,

Today's post is about this shower gel that I have been using for sometime. It's the Marks & Spencers Shower Gel- Waterlily.

M&S's claims about the shower gel: Specially formulated with natural extracts of waterlily this foaming shower gel will cleanse your skin as you shower to help leave it soft & smooth.

To use: Apply to your body & using a gentle massaging action, allow the fragrant lather to cleanse your skin.


Price: No idea, got this from UK  last year. Searched the site as well but couldn't find any! Could be around £1.00-£2.00.

My Experience: 

1. The shower gel comes in a nice 250ml handy transparent sturdy plastic bottle with a hook to hang & a flip cap to dispense the shower gel.

2. It's light pink in color & runny in texture, lathers well! One would need 2-3 dime size of  the amount for a bath. It kind of leaves a slippery feel even after rinsing it 2-3 times.

3. The fragrance is floral which isn't too-overpowering. Water lilies are spring and summer bloomers, so this makes the whole experience invigorating.  Having said that, I need to add that the fragrance doesn't last for long, it just lingers for an hour or two!

4. It doesn't dry out the skin, it effectively cleanses it.

5. Travel friendly & leak proof.

Final Word: Though it's an average product, I love using this in summers because it cleanses the skin without making it dry & the smell makes it a delightful indulgence. If you are bored with your regular shower gel, just for a change you could try this!

Panache's 1st Spring/Summer Giveaway( National)

Hello Beauties,

Sophia from Panache is holding a Spring/Summer Giveaway & the prizes are

  • Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick-Over The Top 1
  • Maybelline Watershine Pure Lipstick-Apricot Crepe P22
  • Fabindia Dew Plum Lip Butter
  • Colorbar Nailpaint 15 Exclusive
To participate click here

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Makeup Spell's International Giveaway

Hello Beauties,

Maya from Makeup Spell is hosting an International giveaway to celebrate her birthday.
To check out the lovely prizes & participate click here

Friday, April 20, 2012

Guest Nails of the Day :))

Hello Beauties,

I know it's been long since I have done any nail art, behold today post is a nail art done by a dear blogger friend. DRUM ROLLS!!! I'm so pleased to introduce a fellow nail art blogger-Puja !

Puja is a passionate nail art blogger & a professionally trained nail artist who owns a nail art studio named "cute nails studio" at Saharanpur(Uttar Pradesh). She is a multi-talented woman! Apart from nail art, she is into glass painting, candle-making, gift-wrapping & did a special course in cookery too!

So here I present a beautiful nail art done by Puja! It's step-step by tutorial, do check it out. So over to Pooja!


This nail art is hugely inspired by Indian wedding dresses and can be done using any color. I am doing this in peachy pink , golden and light blue combination.

Polishes and embilshments used:

1.Tips & Toes, starburst range,112,simmer.
2.L.A. colors Topcoat.
3.NYX nails Basecoat.
4.Half  pearl beads , light blue.
5.steel balls, golden. stick or a toothpick.

P.S. half pearls and steel balls are bought from bornpretty store.

STEP 1: First apply basecoat and paint your nails with Tips & Toes, starburst range,112,simmer.

STEP 2:  For thumb and ring finger:

while the base color is still wet add half pearl and steel balls to your nails using orange stick as shown in the pic.
P.S. do one nail at one time and if your base color gets dry apply a top coat and then add your emblishments.

STEP 3: Add more golden beads forming necklace as shown in the pic below

STEP 4: For rest of fingers

Make a flower usind golden beads and half pearl as center towards the cuticle. add one bead at bottom of your flower to show the drop as shown in the pic.

The Final Look

sorry!aah my camera doesn't picking the light colors
but the design is looking amazing in person.

Isn't it beautiful! Puja has done so many other types of nail art, to see them, do visit her blog at 

She just started blogging & needs our support, do leave a comment on her tutorials, I'm sure she would love to read them.

Thank You  Puja for the wonderful tutorial!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Love Your Eyes International Giveaway at Corallista Makeup Blog

Hi Beauties,

Ankita from Corallista makeup Blog is giving away a hamper which has her favourite eye products. The giveaway is International & the prizes are

MAC Smolder eye kohl
L'oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara
Inglot 446 Pearl eye shadow
Aroma Magic Almond Under eye cream.

To enter the giveaway click here

Friday, April 13, 2012

Online Shopping Experience at Fabulloso- A Designer Online Store

Hello Beauties,
Hope you are all having a fabulous day! So here's another shopping site that I would like to introduce today! Its Fabulloso, isn't the name catchy!

About Fabulloso: Fabulloso! is an online store that sells a curated selection of apparel and lifestyle products.

fabulloso! retails a selection of designer creations – both by established and emerging designers, wardrobe classics, shoes & accessories, personal care products, and home décor and furnishings. They bring to you a mix of brand names that are instantly recognisable, brands that are known to a smaller audience and products that are independently designed. Merchandise is available for as long as it lasts, fresh inventory is added on almost a daily basis.

They aim to provide a fabulous shopping experience to our customers, be it products, pricing, packaging or delivery.

My Experience shopping at

Fabulloso values artisanship & exquisite designs. Each of their products is designed to reflect beauty & elegance.

Layout & Design : The online store has a layout which isn't too complicated to navigate & browse for items to shop. The products are divided into categories & sub-categories & makes it easy to pick up the item you desire to buy.

Speed: There aren't any issues with the website speed while you are shopping. Sometimes it so happens on few shopping sites when you search for a product & are about to add it to the cart, it takes eons & eons of time to be added which doesn't happen here.

Products: The products are organised with a sense of timeless elegance & reflect individualistic style. They have a fabulous collection of items from Home Decor, Beauty, Shoes, Designer Clothes, Accessories. Some of the clothes are designed with  meticulous detail & creativity & the Fabulloso team doesn't forget to credit the artisans for their work. At times when you have difficulty choosing gifts for your loved one, you could go for the gift certificates. My personal favourite are the vintage bags.

Pricing: Though I find most of the products high-end, some of them are worth the price considering the amazing hard work, creativity & craftsmanship of the artisans.

Customer Service: The customer service is excellent! While trying to order, when I had to pay some amount through online payment gateway, it didn't go through & within a few minutes I got a call from Fabulloso team who acknowledged the error & got back to me once the issue was resolved. Appreciate their prompt mails regarding the issue.

Payment & Shipping: Payments on fabulloso! can be made through Debit and Credit Cards and Cash On Delivery.
The maximum single order limit for COD is Rs. 10,000/-. There is no limit on the number of orders you can place under COD. However, each dispatch under COD will be made after receiving payment of all preceding orders.
Products will typically be delivered to you within 3 working days from the date of dispatch communication by reputed, efficient and specifically identified courier service providers.
They provide you with an option to track your order, once placed, through “My Account” on the website. You will receive an E-MAIL, intimation once your product is dispatched from our warehouse. You will be able to track your order 4-5 hours after you receive shipping confirmation email.

Packaging: The packaging is fantabulous! The products are nicely bubble wrapped  & placed in between thermocol sheets that are covered with color papers & put in a box made of high quality material which is covered with a self print paper with fabulosso Logo!  You have to see it to believe it! I felt elated when I saw the packaging because it made me feel as if somebody personally gifted wrapped it for me.I liked the box so much I'm gonna use the box to store my personal stuff.

Delivery Charges: They charge Rs. 50 per product, subject to a minimum of Rs 100 per shipment toward delivery charges. Eg. Rs. 100 for one product delivery, Rs.100 for 2 products delivered ,  Rs. 150 for 3 products and so on and so forth.
In addition to the above, they charge Rs.50 extra per delivery for COD.

They make sure people get their orders ASAP (the same day in some cases and withing 1-3 days usually). They do ship by air, and their packaging is tamper proof, sturdy and absolutely beautiful!

Will I recommed this site: Yes! If you want to have a unique & individualistic style & don't like to follow trends & want to get elegant & quirky stuff, this a place for you! I just wish they have some sale every now & then, who doesn't want to get the designer stuff when it's on sale isn't it!!

This is what I got, a wall clock & a cushion cover. The quality of the stuff is superior!

To shop from the online store go to

Do visit them on Facebook here & on Twitter here.

P.S : Received a gift voucher to shop however that hasn't affected my review. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mother Of All Giveaways(International) - Stylecraze

Hello Beauties,
 One of the best online make shops Stylecraze is holding an International Giveaway where you could win makeup worth Rs,20000 which includes best selling products from brands like NYX, Urban decay, China Glaze etc. To help them achieve 3000 members, do participate in the giveaway here

Revlon Touch and Glow Advanced Fairness Instant Matifying Cream

Hello Beauties, I have been using the Revlon Touch and Glow Advanced Fairness Instant Matifying Cream for a while now & thought it's the right time to write my experience using the cream.

What does Revlon Claim about this cream: 
Skin looks visibly fairer instantly after application
Shine-free mattified look all day.
Every day skin is exposed to harmful UV rays that penetrate deep into the skin intensifying the melanin   protection. This accelerates the skin darkening process and results in aggravated black spots which in turn cause dark, dull and dehydrated skin.

How does Revlon Touch and Glow Advanced Fairness Instant Mattifying Cream Work?

Instant mattified fairness: Infused with mattifying agent that gives a shine free look all day, making your skin look fairer instantly after application.

Defuses black spots: Infused with skin lightening agents (Lotus Extract, Bearberry Extract and Licorice Extract) which help to defuse the aggravated black pigment spots.

Maintains skin's moisture balance: Contains Vitamins A, Vitamins E, Provitamin B5 and Fuco Gel that moisturises the skin all day.


Net Weight: 40gm
Price: Rs.195

My Experience( Instead of putting long paragraph like post ;-) I'll write it down in few points):
I have dry skin & this post is about how it works for dry skin.

1. This comes in a nice tube packaging, however every time I tried to squeeze the tube, a large amount of the product came out( as if there was some air filled into- hope you all understood what I'm trying you), I used to rub the extra amount on my hands.

2. It has nice mild soothing fragrance.

3.The texture is thick & gets absorbed easily during summers when compared to winters.

4. I tried using this during winters but it made my dry skin even more dry, so I had to keep it away until summers started. During summers I used to apply it on my bare face & dust some powder over it but within a few minutes I would feel sweat on face.

5. When I compare this with the Oriflame Essential Fairness cream that I used & reviewed here , I found the Essential Fairness cream to  be light  in texture & easily absorbed & quite affordable too. I could use the Oriflame Essential Fairness cream anytime of the year without feeling dryness.

6. Yeah it does make the skin look little fair instantly but that wasn't my priority. During winters if I moisturise my face & use this on top of the moisturiser, it would definitely give a  smooth matte effect  without making the pores visible, something which I desired.

7.Hasn't caused any irritation nor resulted in break outs.

All in all I think this wouldn't suit dry skin, I'm going to continue using the Oriflame Essential Fairness cream as base for makeup because it works for me  all seasons throughout the year.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Shades in FACES Glam on Creme blush & Eye Shadow Mono

FACES Canada has unveiled new shades in Glam on Creme blush & Eye Shadow mono. The new Illuminating Crème blushes & eye shadows come packaged in a sleek black box. Cream Blush is available in four shades, priced at 399 each & 6 shades in eye shadow mono priced at 499 each which contain a non-sticky & lightweight formula, which helps to highlight the face.

FACES Glam On Creme Blush MRP 399
Peach glow
Pink Mouve
Hint of pink
Rose Quartz

FACES Glam On Eye shadow MRP 499
Ruby Quartz
Mushy Mouve
Pink Sequin
Pure Gold
Sun Glow
Sea Salt, and Epsom Salt to restore and heal feet

Monday, April 9, 2012


If you are looking for that perfect sunblock to protect your skin from sun damage, look no further! Lotus Herbals has introduced SAFE SUN DAILY MULTI-FUNCTION SUNBLOCK SPF 70 / PA+++, India’ First Sunblock with 10 benefits. This advanced sunblock not only protects the skin from UVB rays but also from the more harmful, tan causing UVA rays. Enriched with potent herbal extracts, this revolutionary sun block is completely free of preservatives.

Lotus Herbals SAFE SUN DAILY MULTI-FUNCTION SUNBLOCK contains extracts of avocado and carrot with healing properties that nourish the skin. With its easy to blend texture, the light weight, non sticky formulation, smoothens and nourishes the skin. It  protects the skin from freckles, brown spots, sun burn and pigmentation. It also has anti aging properties and provides wrinkle- protection. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Daily Multi-function sunblock SPF 70 / PA+++ protects you from harmful diseases, since it is free of dangerous preservatives like parabens which cause breast cancer.

Suitable for all skin types, Lotus Herbals SAFE SUN DAILY MULTI-FUNCTION SUNBLOCK SPF 70 / PA+++ is priced at Rs 495 for 60 gms. It is available at leading beauty and departmental stores across the country.

Fear no more! Just Apply Lotus Herbals SAFE SUN DAILY MULTI-FUNCTION SUNBLOCK SPF 70 / PA+++ and go play in the sun!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

PR Info: L’Oreal Paris - Femina Women Awards Post Event Coverage

The L’Oreal Paris-Femina Women Awards 2012, in association with Rasvihar, commemorated the most outstanding Indian women achievers this year. Aishwairya Rai, Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and other leading celebrities graced this gliterrati studded ceremony, held at the ITC Grand Central on 22nd March, 2012 . In the first year of the awards 19 extraordinary women from diverse fields such as art, music, education, cinema amongst others were honoured.

Hosted by Diana Hayden and Ash Chandler, the evening was brimming with laughter, the audience was entertained by spectacular performances by singers Sona Mahapatra, Usha Uthup, singer-dancer Shiamak Davar and his troupe, who added to the exuberance of the evening.

The star-studded ceremony saw winners including Sona Mahapatra (Music and Performing Arts), Poorna Jagannathan (Breakthrough Performance), Kahini Arte Merchan (Art), Dipika Pallikal (Sports), Dr Firuza Parikh (Science and Innovation), Ekta Kapoor  (Business and Entrepreneurship), Kalpana Swaminath (Literary Contribution), Neelam Chhiber (Social Impact), Alka Shesha (Education), Mansi Poddar/ Kanika Parab (Online Influenser), Kangna Ranaut(Style), Priyanka Chopra (Readers’ Choice- Woman We Love), Ranbir Kapoor (Readers’ Choice-Man We Love) amongst others.

On the award ceremony, Mr Tarun Rai, CEO, WWM spoke highly of the women nominated. He said, “The calibre of the women nominated for the L’Oreal Paris-Femina Women Awards was truly exceptional. While there had to be one winner in each category, I believe they are all winners in their own right. AtFemina, we are sure that these super-achievers will be a source of inspiration for an entire generation of Indian women.”

The L’Oreal Paris-Femina Women Awards 2012 gives every woman out there the strength not just to dream but the conviction to work towards making that dream a reality,” adds Ms Tanya Chaitaya, Editor, Femina. With these awards Femina has celebrated exceptional women in a wide range of fields and has once again lived up to its tag line “For all the Women You Are.”

Monday, April 2, 2012

Giveaway(Only for Indian Residents) - Win a lovely bag

Hello Beauties,

So here's a new giveaway on the blog & coincidentally it was the blog's first anniversary on March 24.

No I ain't kidding! It isn't  Fool's day, I swear it's a real giveaway which happens to start from today April 2nd 2012.

So thanks to the creative team at Earthen me who have agreed to sponsor this giveaway, you get a chance to win this lovely bag from their collection.

The bag is made up of Jute which is a naturally existing fiber and it is grown without the usage of any fertilizers or chemicals. Moreover, the bags are handcrafted therefore minimising the usage of machines. As a result the energy consumed in the entire process is very less. Compared to plastic or a paper bags, these bags are much stronger and have a higher reusability.

Size: 15" x 11" (inches)

About Earthen Me: Earthen Me cares too just like us and dreams for a world which is healthy, safe and most importantly sustainable. Earthen Me lives an environmentally sustainable lifestyle and strongly believes that if given an option, most people would be ready to do that as well. And so, Earthen Me started off on a journey during the winters of 2010 to create a platform and give us a CHOICE to adopt green and sustainable living by bringing to us environmentally friendly products under one roof. Earthen Me understands that we are aware of all the environmental problems but may be are not finding enough ways to do something about it with our busy lifestyle and fast paced schedule. Earthen Me helps us by offering to us green, energy efficient, youthful, contemporary and fashionable products which can be used in your daily life.

What does Earthen Me offer?
At Earthen Me, you will find all of the following:

Handmade stationary products for schools/ colleges/ corporate made from cotton rags
Bags/file folders/pouches made from natural fibre of JUTE
Bags/folders/pouches made from waste cloth
Solar lamps and solar mobile chargers
This is just the beginning, I'm sure many more product options will be added as they move along in their journey.

How does Earthen me do it?
By setting up self-owned manufacturing units through self help groups and NGOs
By partnering with NGOs and self help groups already working to create eco-friendly products
By partnering with individuals/artists or anyone working to create eco-friendly products

Available at: You could either order the products  from the website or 
Earthen Me products are also available at the following webstores:
4. Ebay -
They are also present in the following retail stores:
1. Hansiba - Connought Place, New Delhi
2. Anand Stationers, Khan Market - New Delhi

This giveaway is open for Indian Residents only & one lucky winner will  get the bag in the picture.

All you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter widget to enter the giveaway.

Few important things to read before you enter:

1. The giveaway starts from tonight 2nd April 2012 & will end on 2nd May 2012, so you have only got  approximately a  month time to enter the giveaway.

2.  The winner will be contacted by email & if the winner doesn't respond within 24 Hours, another winner will be chosen.

3.  You could get additional entries by writing for Zestful nails, you could either write 
     - a skincare/ beauty product review.( needs to have minimum 200 words & 2 pictures atleast)
     -  do a nail art tutorial
Please do include original pictures & make sure the product you are going to review is not already reviewed on the blog Zestful nails & the make sure that you are not  sending a review that you have already submitted on any another blog.

5. When you tweet about this giveaway or post it on Facebook don't forget to tag @ Earthen me.

6. Do leave a comment on this post saying you have entered the giveaway once you are done with filling the form.

7. Blogs started only for giveaways will not be entertained.

If you have any questions do contact me at

NOTE: In addition to this all the followers of Zestful nails will get a  15% discount on their purchases from Earthen me( except Organic Cotton T-Shirts everything is at 15% discount) throughout the month of April, isn't it cool! 

P.S This is a sponsored giveaway.