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Vintage Blush Anyone?

How would you like to have a blush that was made more than 130 years ago? A blush which made it's way from the theatres in Paris in the 1860s, to all across the world since then.... and to my dressing room in 2010. Now, that's half the charm of this blush - the history. Which is weird, coz I always fell asleep during all of my History classes in school. Sigh! If only Gandhi wore makeup... I could've scored higher than.....nah I'm not telling you! =D

In my post on the History & Shades of Bourjois Blushes, I mentioned the first blush that was given a name in 1879 and which still exists today ~ 'Rosette Brune', now called 'Cendre de Rose Brune'

Another Colorbar Hottie ~ Rasmopolitan

Rasmopolitan is another shade from Colorbar's Riot Nail Lacquer Collection (after Apple Martini) I've had to wait to get my hands on. But I had to wait longer for this. Over a month!

It is a neon-ish flamingo pink. Rasmopolitan is a fruity cocktail made of Raspberry & the traditional flavors of a Cosmopolitan (the cocktail, not the magazine. I know you know! ;p)

I fell in love with it at the Colorbar flagship store in Select City Walk, but they just had one bottle left and turned out it was a "defective" one according to the SA (something about the brush....I don't know.)
It goes without saying, I was pouting when I left the store. Why do these things always happen to me?!!

My local supermarket carries Colorbar cosmetics, so I was hopeful I'd find Cosmo....I mean, Rasmopolitan there. But nope, they didn't even have a clue-"Huh? Rasmaa-whatta?" 

Yup, it was playing hard to get, which made me want it even more!

Anyhoo, I'll skip the in-between and just conclude by telling you I got it yesterday-yay!
It's creamy & no-topcoat-needed glossy, and applies like a dream. Dries quickly too.

You'd think it's quite like the Maybelline Sexy & Nail Juice Hollywood Pink, but no, Colorbar Rasmopolitan is a totally different kind of  "sexy & Hollywood" 

It is the nail polish equivalent of a true hot pink lipstick. 

Price ~ Rs.150

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Product Rave ~ Gel Liner in A Pencil by IN2IT

I love this so much! It makes my life so easy.

IN2IT Waterproof Gel Liner Pencil in Very Black is one of the best eye liners I've ever used. Gel liners are my favorite, but you know, sometimes it can get tiring and tricky to have to apply your gel liners with a brush. Especially when you're in a hurry and you can't find the liner brush you're looking for.

This gel liner in a pencil is my answer to that problem.

I thought it would break easily, but it doesn't! Impressed, impressed. It's waterproof & smudge-proof, so no "panda" eyes like it says in the box =)
It only costs about Rs.360, and it comes nicely packaged in pretty box along with a sharpener with removable cleaning stick on the back! How thoughtful.

What it says on the box:
  • Dries in 60 seconds
  • Ultra smooth formula
  • Waterproof and super long wearing
  • No bleeding, no running
  • Easy to apply and remove
All true. 

It's available in Brown too, which I should have bought too but didn't. Silly me.

I really adore IN2IT cosmetics. They are such good quality and cutely packed, but very affordable. I think it's a German brand coz the products are made in Germany, and only available at Watson's, Parkson's, and maybe a few more department stores in Malaysia. Don't know if it's available in other Asian countries. Not in India right now, of that I'm sure :) :(

Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥  5/5

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

The Cute SMILE Cup That makes Me Happy ~ From Archies

This is totally unrelated to make-up. Hell, it's a CUP! But beauty? Yes. Coz it's so beautifully made, I had to share it with you girls & guys.

I bought it as a gift for "someone" (hi, honey!:) ) who doesn't like anything but video games, but I'll be using it coz someone doesn't drink a lot of tea/coffee hehe...."A gift for you, but it's actually for me" ;p

I present you the Smile ~ Happy Everyday Cup 

Isn't it a cutie?! ^.^

I bought it from Archies at Select City Walk, Delhi. 

It comes with a steel heart-shaped spoon and a wooden coaster.

The spoon stands coz of that little round magnetic thing right there

There's a message on the heart-shaped spoon too.....

"A Spoonful Of Devotion"

The Silly Smiley under the cup :P

Guess how much I bought it for. 

Rs.299. 2 frickin' 99! Can you believe it?!! I'd buy it if it were any price under a grand, seriously!

Do you also want a cup that makes you SMILE? 

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Win A free Consultation With Dermalogica India

Experience the Dermalogica India Online Speed Mapping, which is a quick face analysis technique to win a FREE consultation with Dermalogica India's skin health expert.

All you have to do is:

  • Visit their website here and find out what your skin craves
  • Then post your result in the Dermalogica India Facebook Fanpage
One winner will be chosen every week for a month.

Have fun Speed Mapping & Good Luck y'all!

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

Videos & Requested Posts Coming Up + Pic Of The Day

Just a quick post to let you know that I won't be slacking so much anymore. Vacation and what-nots are OVER! I'm back with a clear head and very determined...haha...true. That's what 2 weeks of dilly-dallying does to you. You think about what you could've done but didn't, and you can't wait to be back and do better.

I've had a lot of requests from readers, and I just want to let them know that I'm not ignoring or have forgotten about them. I was just busy with life & life (having 2 homes can get twisty sometimes)
These are some of the posts requested:
  • Shopping tips
  • Make-up essentials for Indian women
  • Bridal makeup shopping
  • What's in my bag?
  • Tags ~ My shower (bathroom), makeup collection etc.
  • Make-up tools & brushes
I've neglected my barely there YouTube channel enough I think =D. That's coz I wasn't ready, but now I'm ready. I hope ;). 
Videos I'm doing very soon (with voice-over. I bought a mic LOL!):
  • Easy Everyday makeup
  • How to's & stuff
  • Bridal Makeup Tutorial coz the wedding season in India is not very far
  • Katy Perry's California Girls Makeup & the whole shenanigan :). I ♥♥♥ the song & video, and they made me ♥ Katy Perry too!  (Very excited about this)
  • Some celebrity inspired looks
  • Some fun halloween makeup videos. Any specific looks you want me to do?
  • A room peek?
  • A very special "Indian-type" video I've wanted to do forever! ^.~ surprise surprise....
There! I told you all, so now I HAVE to do them. See how I tricked myself? I can't be lazy now, can I? Hehe....I'm hoping to do the funnest of the lot before the end of the year, so wish me luck!

If you have any other requests, do let me know by commenting below or dropping me an email. Requests help me blog better and give me a nudge, so don't hesitate. Reviews....looks (anything! You know I can be wild =D ) 

Floral satin skirt with elastic black waist band~ From a store in KL. Real cheap (about Rs.450 I think)
Lacy corset top with adjustable straps ~ Topshop (about Rs.2100)
Black stretchy tube top under ~ Same store as skirt (Cheap! But good quality ;) )
Black bow earrings (don't know if you can see) ~ Vincci
Watch ~ Fossil (OLD!)
Shoes (not in pic but would look nice on that side table =D) ~ black suede flat slippers =D

Thanks for visiting! :)

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

MUFE Rouge Artist Lipsticks Giveaway WINNERS!

First of all, thank you all for taking part in my Giveaway , following, spreading the word, tweeting & liking IVC's FB fanpage.

There were altogether 319 valid entries:

You can enlarge pics

Let's find out which 2 lucky ones are destined to win these lippies, shall we?
 ♪ ♫.............. Drumrolls............... ♪ ♫

Winner 1  : Dominique
Winner 2 : Get Gawjus

Congrats ladies! :)

Winner 1 can pick which pair she wants & the other pair will automatically go to Winner 2.

Winners please email me your mailing addresses here ~

To the rest, what can I say? =( It sucks for me too, believe me! Better luck next time, yeah?

Thanks again all! Hope to see you again in another Giveaway :)

Have a great week!

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Fish Spa After Watching Piranha...Aaaahhhh!

Warning: This post is not for the faint-hearted. If you're afraid of many many many fishes, please stay away :)

Fishes nibbling at your legs sound cute in your head, but when a swarm of them come at you all at one time....OMG! I was scared sh*tless!

They were just waiting there! Waiting to relish you! 2 seconds after I dipped my feet the first time, I retracted so fast and it took me a while to get my feet back in there. I actually thought about leaving!

But I decided to face my fear....


Getting Intimate With Hello Kitty ;)

That title is just so right for this post. But of course, we can't help thinking about the innuendo attached to it. Eww! I'm straight straight and I don't really like cats. Not that I would...I mean....even if I was....wth am I trying to say? Eww! Haha....

I got this box of Hello Kitty Pantyliners  from Watson's on the last day in KL. It was the last box, so of course I thought the last one always belongs to me. I had to *had to* get it! I couldn't even fit it in our 2 luggages anymore, plus I didn't want the cute box to get squished. So had to carry it in a carry bag. Fortunately, they didn't tell us to take out the stuff during security check. Can you imagine if that happened?! =D

The box is just so so CUTE! I think I'll use it for storing some other stuff afterwards, like cotton balls or something :)

Man! That cat is really minting money, huh?

What's next? Hello Kitty Pregnancy Tests? Oh wait, I think they already made it if I'm not mistaken LOL.

I just found a website called Hello Kitty Hell. It's all about Hello Kitty stuff ....everything Hello Kitty! It's hilarious ;)

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


OOTD ~ The Zara Dress That Waited For Me =)

There are 3 reasons why I have an emotional attachment to this Zara dress:
  1.  It's CHEAP! Rs.550. Can you believe it??!! A real steal  being a Zara
  2. I think the combination of stripes, polka dots & floral is perfect.
  3. It waited for me. I really think so ;p 

Hear my story first before you think I'm all weird in the head:

A few days before I left for my hometown in July, I visited the Zara store in Delhi for the first time. I saw this dress and wanted it! I mean really really wanted it. It was priced at Rs.2190 at the time. I couldn't afford it that day since I'd spent all my money at the mall.

I stayed in my hometown for a month and had forgotten all about it. 2 weeks after I returned to Delhi, I went to Zara not really expecting a SALE coz the sale season was over. But there was a SALE and this dress was the first thing I laid eyes on in the sale rack. It was for only Rs.550! To my dismay, there wasn't an XS or a S size, only L.
Wait a minute, why does this L size look kinda small??? Why does it look like it's going to fit me?
"Excuse me, how come this Large size look so small?", to the SA.
SA checks the dress and told me it's actually a Small!
"Really??! How do you know?" Thinking the SA is nuts.
She showed me the tag on the inside of the dress. I was speechless! It just seemed so...supernatural.
 I've never been so happy to see an S before...

It's fate. I walked out of the store beaming like a kid in a candy store, and the whole day I couldn't stop grinning as if I'd won the lottery. Now that I think about it, it wouldn't have been as special to me had I bought it the first time I saw it- even at full price.
"If you love something, set it free... If it comes back, it's yours. If it doesn't, it never was."

Cream slingback wedges with gold buckles ~ Vincci

And here's proof that I don't have perfect skin. Monsoon/antibiotics make my forehead bumpy like that :(

Face ~ MUFE HD Foundation & MUFE HD powder
Cheeks ~ Benefit Coralista
Eyes ~ UDPP as base, mixture of random eyeshadows, In2it Gel liner pencil in Very Black, Maybelline Hello Kitty Cat Eyes Mascara. No.7 Beautiful brows pencil in Brown/Black
Lips ~ Rimmel Color Show Off in Kiss Me (which I bought coz it matches the stripes on the dress)

So, do you believe in fate when it comes to shopping? ;)

♥ Cynthia Z *.*

Lakme Gypsy Collection Photos & More Photos

Here are the photos of much awaited Lakme's Winter 2010 Collection ~ Gypsy Collection 

·         A palette of complementing earthy shades that are super easy to apply and perfectly buildable
·         The silky smooth highly pigmented formula allows for effortless, uniform application blending in easily for a gorgeous glow
·         The three shades complement each other, to create endless options for defining, highlighting and accentuating features
·         Price: Rs.600/-

LIP PALETTE-Limited Edition

·         A wardrobe of possibilities. Wear each color on its own or blend together for a perfect shade.
·         The satiny texture melts over your lips
·         Discover 2 universally flattering shades of terra cotta
·         5 shades in one palette
·         Price: Rs.600/-

·         Richly pigmented lip color that feels like a drape of luxurious satin
·         Sunscreen, vitamins and olive extracts leave you with the softest, smoothest lips ever
·         Indulge in chilli reds, terra cottas, exotic sangrias and earthy rusts
·         Available in 10 shades
·         Price: Rs. 225/-


·         Drench your lips into a molten shine, with this smooth, feather-light gloss for hours of dazzling, mirror-like shine
·         Infused with moisturizing vitamins so you can treat your lips to an ultra-comfortable, satin finish
·         Available in 8 new shades
·         Price: Rs.325/-

·         Inspired by bohemian, rustic gypsy trails this season, wear rich, deep colors with just a hint of shimmer
·         From mystic indigos to ruby reds, plush purples to henna gold
·         Available in 8 shades
·         Price: Rs.90/-

Silk Route

Tanjore Rush
·         Versatile quartets of vivid, high intensity powders put together to color, shape and highlight your eyes in an explosion of radiant color
·         Discover two new sparkling sets, Silk Route and Tanjore Rush, that’ll fire your creativity
·         Price: Rs. 425/-

·         Jet black kajal for blackest black delivery in just one stroke
·         Draw a sharp, intense line or smudge for a smoky finish. The easy-to-use pencil glides on super soft and smooth, with a glossy finish only satin can provide
·         Create bold and beautiful eyes with this water-resistant formula that keeps color and shine in place without spreading
·         Price: Rs.150/-

I'm so liking the LIMITED EDITIONS, especially the Blush Trio.
Are you tempted?

Some photos from the Grand Finale at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010, where Malini Ramani showcased her Gypsy Collection.
Clint Fernandes created the looks using products from the Lakme Gypsy Collection.

Amrit,Shraddha, Malini, Lisa

Indrani Dasgupta 

Amrit Maghera

Lisa Haydon

The new face of Lakme is....

Shraddha Kapoor. This was her first ramp show.

I love the Gypsy makeup! I think they were done beautifully. Hats off to make-up expert Clint Fernandes

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Beauty Buys From Malaysia ~ Part 2

Looking less, isn't it? =(  I think I got more shoes, bags, jewelry and clothes this time for a change :)

But 1 more day baby! And duty-free tomorrow *wink wink*

Can't wait to be back in India...I'm dying to eat authentic Indian food!!!

Last year's haul here 

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Perfect Handbag Blushes: Maybelline Angelfit Blushes

Absolutely loving these Maybelline Angelfit Blushes in Peachy Sweetie & Velvet Apricot.

I needed some compactly packed blushes that I can tote around in my handbag for touch-ups and these just fit the bill.

One is pinky-peach and goes with everything, and the other is an apricot shade for coral/peach & gold makeup days.

The cute soft angled brushes deserve a mention too.  They're very well-made and blend the blushes beautifully. And YAY! for the added mirrors.


Peachy Sweetie & Velvet Apricot

The finish is a tad shimmery, but the shimmer isn't the chunky kinds. They just give you a very subtle glow.

For about Rs.359, I think these are some of Maybelline's best.

P.S: The Angelfit range is Asia exclusive. So I doubt that they'll launch them in India, but we can only hope.....

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^