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March Favorites ~ Make-up, Perfume, Haircare, Skincare

♥ Make-up ♥

Koi Make-up Palette

I got this palette a while back but never really used it. I was too busy obsessing over my 120 palette. But recently I've been reaching for it most of the time because the eyeshadow colors are so bright and shimmery, so summer. The quality of the eyeshadows is pretty good too, considering it's an unknown Asian brand. This palette comes with blushers, a tiny mascara and lippies too, but I've never really used them.

Bourjois Hi-Tech Lip Tint in #83 Rose Virtuel

I just love the Bourjois Hi-tech Lip tints, especially the packaging. I had this in Rose Pixel too, but my friend liked it a lot and wanted it so I gave it to her. But Rose Virtuel was always my favorite of the two because it's more pink and a bit more subtle than Rose Pixel, which is more red.

♥ Perfume ♥

YSL Paris Premieres Roses

Since the teaser trailer of Sex and the City movie sequel came out, I've been feeling very impatient. This perfume reminds me of the last two episodes of the series which were shot in Paris. It smells very fruity-floral and girly. Very "Paris" =). I think I will be wearing it till the movie releases in May. Can't wait!

♥ Haircare ♥

Forest Essentials Virgin Coconut Oil

This is cold pressed, organic, nutrient rich and unrefined virgin coconut oil. I love to massage this on my hair before shampooing. My hair does feel softer. Sometimes use it on my body too, especially on my feet.
Price ~ Rs.325 for 200 ml.

♥ Skincare ♥

Body Shop Vitamin C Time release Capsules

As you can see there are only two left =). I love these. They make my skin feel so smooth and I really like the citrusy smell . I use one capsule right after cleansing before bedtime and use nothing else on top of it.

INATURE Herbals Sandal Face Pack

I found this mask in the supermarket. Never heard about this brand before, but I thought the ingredients sound nice. It contains Chandan (Indian Sandal) - Helps to remove dead cells, Kesar(Saffron)- Helps to enhance complexion, Turmeric -for blemish free fair skin. Daily use is recommended. What I don't like about it is that it stings my eyes while I apply it. Really really stings! Red eyes, tears rolling! So i'm not sure if I'll buy it again. But when I'd just started using this, one morning I saw that my skin looked like satin especially my forehead. That happened once! That's why I still like to use it hoping my skin will look like that again.
Price~ Rs.120 only.

Body Shop Pomegranate Body Polish

I like this so much better than the Strawberry Body Polish. I use this 2-3 times a week with the Body Shop Bath Gloves below....

Body Shop Bathing Gloves

I wonder why I have didn't buy these sooner. I think you have more control lathering and scrubbing with these and they could be a substitute for a weekly body scrub.

Rafael Salgado Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Would you look at how cute that bottle is! I love using this to massage my face and body. I've used it to remove my make-up too and it takes off everything, but I still have to wash it off with a cleanser, unlike a cleansing oil. I got this at the supermarket ~ Rs.250 for 250 ml.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

First of all, I just love love love how this smells! And second, it does make my skin feel very clean and fresh. I've always wanted to try this but I had only seen it in the big bottle, so I always hesitated to get it. When i saw this smaller 50 ml bottle for Rs.80, I hesitated no more. 

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


  1. Neutrogena facewashes dry my skin out :/ and that's weird, because I have combi/oily skin.

    I love the look of the Koi make up palette though! Did you find that somewhere in Delhi? *crosses fingers* :P :D

  2. Are body polishes milder than scrubs? Saw this in the shop, but I wasn't sure about how effective they would be. I really should get those gloves!

  3. @Ki~ Oh too haven't noticed any dryness in my skin with this. I got the Koi from Malaysia..not available in Delhi..sorry :D


  4. That bottle of olive oil looks so delicious :-)

    Don't mind me saying this, but 325 for a 250ml bottle of coconut oil?? That is exorbitant Cynth. Freshest of fresh coconut oil from kerala costs only 90 bucks/ltr. And its so hygienically processed and packed.

    Btw, does Bourjois have a store in Del? Those lip tints are tempting.

  5. @Rads~ Ya they feel gentler than sugar n coconut body scrubs. These body polishes also lather up like soap, while you massage them on yr skin


  6. @GGG~ LOL..ya it is exorbitant! Forest Essentials stuff are so pricey. I got this coz it was the only thing that I'd used n under Rs.400 :D. I wish I could get the ones from Kerala now!
    Ya there are lots of Bourjois counters here


  7. thats a great post, i loved reading it. so many new products and i love bourjois products

  8. Agree with you on their pricing part. But I guess with Estee Lauder as a stake holder, they have no choice too :-)

    Btw, you do get some of the brands of coconut oil in Delhi. Try INA market or even any Kerala grocery shops near RK Puram. I'll just name a few brands : KLF, KPL Shudhi, Nirmal. These are all excellent quality products. The price may be a bit higher than in South, but not so hiked. Max would be 120 or 150.

  9. I am so glad I found your blog!!!.... Its good to come across an Indian talking about makeup....I so am in love with YSL paris perfume (I dont have the rose one), its like a "spring" breeze..... "SWEeeET"! ;D

  10. @Sarah ~ Thanks girl. ♥ Bourjois too!

    @GGG~ I guess so. Btw Thanks so much for the recos, will definitely look out 4 them

    @Laksh ~ I glad u found it too!!! :D. Ur so sweet! YSL perfumes are among the best. Love!


  11. Neutrogena deep clean will always be my first love.. unfortunately im not very loyal.. but it actually made me fash my face without any fear.. this is one product i fell was worth the hype..

  12. Damn! Must think of someone who I know from Malaysia now :P :D

    BTW, what's the difference between the strawberry and pomegranate polish? I have strawberry so wondering...

  13. @Priyanka~ I guess I won't be that loyal to it for very long many cleansers to try out out there :p

    @Ki~ They are both almost the same. I just like it better coz I like the smell of pomegranates more. Maybe coz I use so much strawberry stuff from BS that this is a good change :)


  14. Great picks! That YSL perfume is so beautiful. And I really want to try coconut oil!

  15. I need to hit up Body Shop one of these days!

  16. Neutrogena face wash is good for drug store, but it dries up my skin so much. I need to try the body shop capsules. so intriguing.

  17. I swear by Olive oil...Every day massage before going to the be has made my skin so smooth that i myself can stop touching my self:p

    will try the body shop vitamin C capsules they look amazing albeit i like using vitamin E capsules before going to the bed but they are little sticky.

  18. Hey! great picks hun! the bottles of olive oil and YSL purfume look so cool! I am also loving the Koi palette xoxo

  19. I really really gotta give olive oil and coconut a try on my skin. Thanks for this reminder! :) Those pink gloves are so cute. So you, really. Pink's your favourite colour. :D

  20. I loved this post so very much. :) The TBS capsules look so promising.

    And olive oil. My survival is incomplete without it. :P

  21. I like to use oil and then a cleanser. That seems to work the best for my skin. I love the YSL perfumes, and "Paris" is one of my new favorites.

  22. I have that Bourjois tint in Rose Pixel (Red) I thought the one u've tried was very similar to TBS Cheek & Lip tint so i skipped that! I just love these too!

    & the gloves are really amazing!

  23. hi, im harim from malaysia...i noticed that u have Koi makeup set.

    Just to let you know, I also bought one today at one of the warehouse sale here. it was so cheap only RM3 for the small set. check out my blog for pictures ya.

    I'm wondering if the makeup has its own website or something? where its origin? the packaging looks so cute!

    nice blog you have ;)

  24. Hi Harim, WOW! U got it for very cheap...I wish I did too :). I guess it's a Malaysian brand...maybe made in China (?). I couldn't find a website for it, I checked

    Thanks, I will check out yr pics soon



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