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Mascara Guard - My first Video

Hi all,
I'm just trying out my Windows Movie Maker, so this video is...well...not great and you'll see some 'klutziness.' Initially, I meant to make it for myself, watch and then delete-delete, but somehow I ended up editing it :)
And yeah, I'm showing my Mascara Guard, which some of you want to know more about. It's not what I would've chosen to demonstrate in my first video. but what the hell.. :D

P.S: That's L'oreal Extra Volume Collagene mascara btw.

Any suggestions for my future videos???

Have a lovely weekend everyone :)

DBA ^_^


What I'm Thankful For....

My all-time favorites ~ straight out of my random mind....

'Tweezers' (Need I say more?)

DarlingsBourjois Effet 4D Lipgloss

MUFE HD Foundation (It really is invisible ♥)


Coconuts (I everything made with coconuts)

Body Shop Body Butters

Maybelline Angelfit 2-way Cake Foundation

Garnier Pimple Pen

Ear Pick (Love to clean my ears) =)

Mascara Guard

Mac Plushglass

All my favorite Palmolive products posing together, how weird is that?! The one below couldn't make it to the photo shoot that day so...

it had to pose alone =)

L'oreal Hair Spa (It's the best! Smells so... mmm...)

Himalaya Pain Massage Oil

BF 120 Eyeshadow Palette

Benefit 'Coralista' Blush

Cute n 'Hippo' Loofah *.*

KNOCKOUT Pepper Spray. I feel safer in Delhi with this in my handbag. Bring it on perverts!!!

I get up in the middle of the night for these ;)

Okay, now I'm thinking the list could go on forever and quite pointless. So better post coming up.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! =)

DBA ^_^


YSL Touche Eclat Review

Since many of you have asked me how I find this, I thought I'd do a proper review. I'll make it short and to the point.

YSL Touche Eclat #2 'Luminous Ivory'around the right eye (Applied a bit of powder only on my nose and forehead.) Eye cream around left eye.

You can use this around the eye area, sides of your nose, contour of your lips (makes the lips *pop*) and hollow of the chin.

  • What I like most about this are the 'modest' minute light reflecting particles which give that radiant glow. They play peek-a-boo with your eyes- sometimes you see them, sometimes you don't.
  • The texture is non-greasy- almost powdery actually, so it's not necessary to set it with powder as it will not crease.
  • Blends into your skin effortlessly. It's not like one of those concealers you have to keep patting to settle them down.
  • Can be applied over powder, so it's good for touch-ups.
  • Expensive (I think everyone agrees with me on this one) Priced at Rs.2100 in India *big sigh*
  • Minimal coverage- does not cover freckles and dark spots.
  • I've read complaints about the smelly brush and how too much of the stuff oozes out. Well, the instructions that come in the box clearly says that the brush should be cleaned once a week with a tissue and dab of alcohol (surgical spirit) and ensure the brush is fully dried before replacing the cap. As for the 'oozing'- too many clicks!
Verdict: What can I say, I LOVEit. Truly one-of-a-kind. I have yet to use many other concealers, but this could be the best concealer/highlighter I've ever used.

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


And the Winner is.......!!!

First of all, I'd like to thank you all for entering my first blog contest and also apologize for the late announcement.
I left it up to Random.Org to pick the winner.

I decided that the first name that comes in the list after randomizing would be the winner.
GO!!! Abracadabra.......
And the winner of my 'Lucky #22 Giveaway Contest' is.....

KURI ♥ AYU!!! 

Congratulations Girly!!! =)

P.S: The extra prize will be revealed later this week. Ms.Slowpoke is not done with it yet :\

For the rest of you lovelies who didn't win, there's always next time - Maybe 100 Followers Contest??? If that time ever comes :)

Thanks again.

DBA ^_^


Some Stuff to Cross Off my Wishlist

Bought some stuff from my wishlist today, and I think I'm done buying make-up this year. I believe me, do you?

YSL Touche Eclat #2
Yet to find out if this icon is worth all the fuss

MAC DSquared2 Sculp and Shape Powder in Bone Beige
I did say I'd skip this collection, but I needed a contouring powder and this duo is perfect for my skin tone.

MAC Dazzleglass Creme ~ Creme Allure
I like these more than the original Dazzleglasses because they are not sticky.

Cynthia Z ^_^


Beauties Factory 120 Eyeshadow Palette

Ordered this last Monday and I'm sooo... *HAPPY* it arrived today!!! Only one color is broken, but I guess it's a small price to pay for ordering make-up online.
Here are some pictures to show you how it's packed....

5 layers of bubble wrap

Both were saran-wrapped

There's the broken one :(

I got 5 brushes free with the palette. I think they're adorable and quite well-made.

The Ebay store I ordered it from is called Chic Gallery for 12.99 pounds (Rs.1000 approx). Ordered some Nail Art Rhinestones too but they haven't arrived yet.
Hope this helps those who are thinking about ordering this palette online too.

DBA ^_^


Mircoz Lash Lengthening Formula Review

What it says: The Pro-vitamin B enriched formula cares for your lashes, enhancing their natural appearance. It acts as a conditioner that bonds to your lashes, feeding them the nutrients they need to grow long and lustrous.

I used it with Maybelline Volum' Express Hypercurl Mascara (Waterproof)
Left eye- Just two coats of the mascara (Omg! Look how tiny! lol..)

Usage Directions:

  1. First apply mascara on lashes
  2. Apply Mircoz White Fibre at the tip of lashes
  3. Finish by applying mascara. Repeat the steps for more dramatic result.

  • Gives longer thicker lashes
  • Great alternative to falsies
  • You can make your lashes as 'long' as you want

  • Time consuming
  • Messy. Fibres get into the eyes and fly all over the face
  • Gets a bit clumpy
  • My eyes get irritated and itch with it, but they are extremely sensitive to begin with.
Buy again? Nope. Not worth another Rs.1100. I'd rather use falsies or pile on the mascara, and I don't think it'll run out anytime soon anyways.

DBA ^_^


♥ Mac Baroque Boudoir Collection ♥

I'm so smitten by this collection. The packaging screams 'erotic' and has that vintage mysterious look a la Marie Antoinette.
This collection will be launched in the US this month. Who knows when it will come to India, when even the old news 'Style Black' hasn't been launched yet *Uff*

Baroque Boudoir Lipstick

Baroque Boudoir Lipgloss (So Beautiful!)

Compact/Sheer Mystery Powder

Boudoir Clutch

I'm lusting over the Lipglosses, Lipsticks and the Mystery Powders *.*

Seeing this makes me want to watch 'Dangerous Liaisons' (I don't know why I've never watched that movie!!)

DBA ^_^


Somebody to ♥ Leighton Meester's Music Video & Make-up?

I just have to post this, because I love this video so much! Blair Waldorf's...I mean, Leighton Meester's make-up in this video is HOT! Who said smokey eyes don't go with red lips? I'm so gonna dupe this look this winter. The song is probably the best upbeat song I've heard this year too.

I'm so hooked on Gossip Girl just because of Blair Waldorf's impeccable sense of style and yeah, there's a certain fascination with her 'spoiled-catty-insecure-vulnerable' complexities too.
It truly 'is' my one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite =)
Fashion magazines have taken a backseat since I started watching the series.

♥ Je t'adore...Je t'adore ♥

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

DBA ^_^


LOTD ~ Beautilicious Sweet Baby Doll Kit

The weather in Delhi was so gloomy and cold today, so I did a bright look using my Beautilicious Sweet Baby Doll kit....

Other products I used:
Face ~ Make Up For Ever HD foundation #120
Eyes ~ Mac Fluidline Blitz n Glitz, Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara.

DBA ^_^


Reviews ~ Etude House Nail Pen, Sally Hansen Manicure Clean-Up Pen & Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish

Etude House Nail Art Pen (Pink)
I was so excited when I bought this coz I thought I was going to create magic with it, little did I realize that it was going to cause my hand to look like a claw after constantly pressing it and it hurt too! It's very hard to control. Okay if you just want dots on your nails, but not for neat intricate designs.

Sally Hansen Manicure Clean-Up Pen (tip is dark coz of the dark nail polish btw)
This, on the other hand,  is a nice little tool to have. It cleans off smudges easily and more precise than with a Q-tip.

Bourjois 1 Seconde in #9 Prune Stellaire
In this pic I used the Etude House nail pen on top of Bourjois nail polish. Fyi, I did do all my nails on my left hand but they're all in different designs and look so weird! I didn't wanna show  =)
Bourjois 1 seconde nail polishes are my favorites, because they come in such beautiful colors and the fan brush makes application effortless. And yeah, they do dry fast too, so that's a plus for the impatient ones, like me.

DBA ^_^