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Birthday Eve Outfit ~ Black & Yellow

Please excuse the blurry pics. I got my hair curled temporarily. Doesn't my face look rounder?

Those shoes killed my feet! I kept a lot of padding behind, but they were still loose =\


Packing Makeup For Travel/Vacation

I'm packing for a vacation right now, so just want to do a quick post to show you what all I carry.

Husband: "I'm telling you, honey, pack very light this time. I am telling you, you don't wanna go over the limit." *Rolls eyes* As if I don't know that.

So here are all the makeup products I'm taking with me:

Primer ~ Majolica Majorca Skin Lingerie Pore Cover. I like this coz it's non-greasy

Foundation ~ Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combination. Coz I'm going to hot & humid countries, I want a matte finish foundation.

Concealer ~ MAC Studio Finish Concealer, Laura Mercier Undercover Pot

Powder ~ The Body Shop Loose Powder


Colorbar Nail Lacquers ~ Lemon Drop, Teal & Greige

I bought 3 new nail polishes from Colorbar last week. The first is real, the last two are names I made up for the boring numbered ones.


Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara ~ Helps Eyelashes Grow Longer?

A mascara that helps eyelashes grow. Hmm...can you imagine my reaction when it first came out? I am so the perfect lab ra....I mean candidate for this ;)

About Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara By Fabulash:
The first Revlon mascara that helps lashes grow stronger while visibly adding length and volume.
-Lash enhancing formula complements the natural growth cycle of your lashes, improving their overall appearance and conditioning with each use.
-Get lashes that look instantly longer and lusher and will also grow stronger day after day
-Oversized lash-extending brush
-Ophthalmologist tested
Claims ~ 96% saw instantly longer, more lush lashes.

Shade ~ Blackest Black.


Me In Etude House ~ The Barbie Store

I got more than one email asking me about that picture on the right there below the labels. They wanted to know where I got it from and if I could send them the link to the page I downloaded it from. One even said "that Hello Kitty house pic" ;))
Well, I'm proud to say, it is my photo...this is the link lol. I took it in Etude House in 2009 at Berjaya Times Square Mall, Kuala Lumpur. I thought I'd put them up. Actually, I did put a slideshow in 2009 when I just started this blog, so some of you might have seen them. Of course, I removed it after a week or so. I don't know, I was a little paranoid back then.

So here are the pics...enjoy! (Note: They were taken with my old camera, so the quality isn't so good & people were staring at me from outside... it was really awkward.)


FOTD With My Favorite Inglot Green Eyeshadow + Giveaway Status

Green is my favorite color- after pink (the queen.) I used to think it's yellow, but I guess I changed my mind. There are only so many occasions you can wear yellow eyeshadow to anyways, right? But of course I still like yellow.

Btw, Mac Bite of An Apple Blush on my cheeks and Inglot Lip Paint #66 on my lips.

The green eyeshadow I love so much is Inglot Double Sparkle Eyeshadow #475. It is between forest green & emerald with gold sparkle. 


Bourjois Delice de Soleil Bronzers With Cocoa Bean

I crazy about bronzers nowadays and these new Bourjois bronzers look decadent! With ingredients like Cocoa Bean & Elixir of orange blossom, I'm practically drooling. Add these to my never-ending wishlist!

2 shades to create a natural tan. A clever clamshell packaging so you can use them separately or together depending on your whims and seasons.
Ingredients that are good for the skin:
· Cocoa Bean - sparkle
· Elixir of orange blossom - hydration
-  SPF 15

Birthday Giveaway! Inglot Eyeshadows & Sleek Avoir la Peche Collection (CLOSED)

Hi lovelies,

So it's time for another Birthday Giveaway! My birthday isn't till the 22nd next week (save your wishes till then ;)), but I'll be really busy around that time, so I figured I should get the party started now!

I decided to pick 3 WINNERS this time. Here are the prizes (Brand new):

  • 1st Prize ~ Inglot 3 Eye Shadow Round Palette (shades of winner's choice) 
  • 2nd Prize ~ Sleek Paraguaya i-divine Palette
  • 3rd Prize ~ Sleek Pan Tao Blush & Sleek Pout Polish
I hope you all like the prizes! If you want to win them, just follow these simple rules below:

Mandatory (2 entries):
  • You have to be a public follower (GFC) of this blog- on the right there.
  • Like IVC's Facebook page  
Optional (extra entries):
  • Tweet this ~ Enter to win @In_VanityCase Inglot Eyeshadows & Sleek Avoir la Peche Collection Birthday Giveaway (+2)
  • Post this Giveaway with the photo above in your blog, if you have one (+2)
  • Subscribe to my Youtube channel (+2)
  • Follow me on Twitter (+2)
That's total of 10 entries. If you do everything, your name will appear 10 times in the random list.

*I'm aware that there are a lot of people who don't follow the rules and try to cheat their way into winning, but I assure you, they will be disqualified. Please don't insult bloggers who make an effort & spend money to host genuine giveaways.

Contest is open internationally and will end on 12th June, 2011 at 11:00 pm IST.

Winners will be picked randomly shortly after that.

To enter, just leave a comment below. Copy & paste this (fill up whichever is applicable):
  • GFC Name ~
  • Facebook Name ~
  • Link to Tweet (click on time stamp- Eg: "1 hour ago" and copy link) ~
  • Link to blog post ~
  • Youtube Subscriber ~
  • Twitter Name ~
*I won't ask for your email addresses this time, coz I came to know that spammers get email addresses from giveaways too =\. So, when I announce the winners, they can email me their mailing addresses.

Wishing all of you the best of luck & thank you for participating :)

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Creme Review

Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Creme With SPF 25 
Enriched with Grape, Mulberry, Saxifraga extracts and Milk enzymes that are known fairness agents A revolutionary formula that blends the benefits of a gel and a crème It also contains sunscreens to protect the skin from harmful UVA&UVB rays that can darken the skin.

Price ~ Rs.295/-

Lotus WHITEGLOW Gel Creme SPF 25

I finished my Lotus Whiteglow Micro-Emulsion, so I decided to try the Gel Creme instead of buying the same.


Mac Fix + Review

This is a long overdue review, I know. I was curious to know if  Mac Fix + lives up to all the hype, and now I do know.

What is MAC Fix +? An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!

Quantity ~ 100 ml / 3.4 US fl oz.

Price ~ Rs.900/-


Colorful Summer Nails Experiment

Last night I was feeling colorful and wanted to paint my nails in different colors. I raided my nail polish box and went crazy trying to decide which colors to put together, while trying really hard to limit myself ("There's always next time for the oranges, greens & reds, woman!")

So, I played it safe with tonal shades of pinks & purples.

Colorbar #71 & Inglot #150 ~ Polka dots done with a toothpick, as always =D (Topcoat smudged the dots)

This one was actually inspired by the next one (which I painted first), after falling for Colorbar #71 all over again.


Get A Makeover At Summer Glamour By Revlon

Tired of the same make-up routine everyday? Stuck in a rut? Want a change...a different look? Here's some good news for all you beauties- Get a MAKEOVER from none other than your city!

Revlon has introduced a month-long festival 'Summer Glamour', which kicks off April 29th and will go on till May 29th at leaidng MBOs such as Shopper's Stop, Lifestyle, Westside, Pantaloons and Pune Central.

Here are the dates for Delhi & NCR:

6th to 8th May
  • Delhi - Shopper's Stop, Vasant Kunj
  • Gurgaon - PT Sahara Mall & Westside, Ambience Mall
  • Ghaziabad - Shopper's Stop, Shipra Mall
13th to 15th May
  • Delhi - PT Vasant Kunj, Lifestyle Mahagun Mall, Shopper's Stop Ansal Plaza, Westside Lajpat Nagar.

Pepping it up for its consumers Revlon will also introduce PhotoReady makeup ~ Foundation, Concealer, Powder. Women can now glam up and look Photo ready best by just dropping by at the nearest stores where Revlon is organizing the Summer Glamour event. The event is also being organized across 82 stores and 11 cities across the country. Also held at leading MBOs across Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Hyderabad.

I love having someone else do my makeup, so I might just drop by one day. Hey, maybe we'll bump into each other! ;)

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Sleek Avoir la Peche Collection Review,Swatches & LOTD (Darker Skin tone)

Here are swatches & mini reviews of the Sleek Avoir la Peche Collection + LOTD of moi in a darker skin tone.

Paraguaya i-divine palette ~ The colors are all pigmented, smooth and buttery. The least pigmented of them all is Bittersweet -second last , bottom row, grey shade. It works fine if you want to use it to blend a darker color, though. Hmm...Bittersweet. How apt.


The Birthday Month Wishlist

My birthday is in 3 weeks! Yippee! The wishlist is getting longer day by day. No, this is not a hint for anybody, if you're wondering. Not many people gift me these days anyways. I might as well buy some of these things, wrap them up the night before my birthday and open them on the day. Sounds fun actually. I might do that! Note to self: Buy wrapping paper (pink) & ribbons (black)

First, let's start with the makeup- obviously.

  • Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush ~ Every time I see these, my heart skips a beat.  I wanna be very happy, so I want both shades- Natural & Rose.

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes ~  A long-wearing, solar-baked blush that lasts up to 12 hours. Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun. When I first saw these and heard 'Amazonian', I thought about a girl in school who recited a poem in front of the whole class and she pronounced Amazon "A-may-zon!" confidently. Our strict owl-eyed English teacher almost ate her up for that. Anyways, I want the pink, purple, brown/bronze & most of all the coral shade- Tipsy *slurring & drooling*


Katy Perry ET Makeup Video Tutorial

I know this is not a wearable look, but I wanted to do it anyway coz, and you might have guessed it by now, I'm into artsy makeup. It's a fun look, so I hope you'll like watching how it's done, even if you're going to wear it any time :)

I'm still not very good at editing yet, and I'm still finding out the best lighting and everything, so please be patient with me. In this video, the music was fine when I was editing but when published it was cut a little near the end (argh!!! moment.) But I'm just getting started and I won't give up.

Products Used:

- Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil Free
- Make Up Forever HD Foundation #120
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer
- Laura Mercier Loose Powder

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Beauties Factory 120 Palette
- Inglot Pure Pigment Eyeshadow #23- silver
- Loreal Super Liner Carbon Gloss
- Lotus Herbals Kajal
- Revlon Beyond Natural Lashes
- Maybelline Colossal Masacara

- Benefit Coralista Blush
- MAC Sculpt & Shape Powder

- White spots on eyes ~ Nyx Jumbo Pencil Milk
- Brown squares ~ Brown matte eyeshadow from 120 palette using a pointy eyeliner brush

- Lakme Enrich Satin Lip Color #528

Makeup Brushes:
- Sigma

- Accessorize Heidi Plait Bando (
- I placed a blonde wig at the back...untidily ;)


Prom Makeup For Red/Gold Dress ~ Reader Query

I'm only 17, but i kinda have a secret obsession with makeup. i have a drawer FULL of makeup that i really dont have anywhere to wear to cause i'm still in high school. ( i mean plenty of people wear a lot of makeup, but it's horrendous. Your eyes will BLEED. ) 

i live in the U.S. and my prom is May 13th. (friday the 13th, hehe:) )
and i needed suggestions for makeup. I'm wearing a red and gold dress that i've attached as a pic (i admit that it looks very indian. the lady making it for me had trouble making it. lol)