End Of 1 Month Challenge LOTD's, New Blog Look & A Message

Long title! I just have so much to say before I go-go. First, it is time to officially end my 1 Month Challenge. I know I know, I fell short and could only do 7 instead of 10. I wanted to do 3 more specific looks, but will have to do them later since last month flew away too quickly (can you believe Christmas is in 2 & 1/2 months?!) . Anyways, I had a lot of fun doing them and I really did use a lot of ignored products. I also learned a few new things about makeup- particularly color coordinating & a thing or two about darker skin tones. More on that later, perhaps.

Here are all the 7 LOTD's:

  •  Modern Mumtaz Mahal (Queen of the Taj Mahal) ~ Post here
  •  Unpredictable ~ Post here 
  •  Arabic ~ Post here . I changed the title after so many of you said it looked more Arabic than Indian :)
  •  Sleek Paraguaya ~ Post here 
  •  Smokey Green ~ Post here
  •  Make Up For Ever Très Vichy ~ Post with eye makeup pictorial here
  •  Autumn Look On Darker Skin Tone ~ Post here  . I'm planning to be tanned this winter ;)
Which look did you like the most? 

So, do you like the new look of the blog? I finally had time to sit and fiddle with everything. The thing is once you start, you'll have to keep doing it for hours coz there'll always be something that needs changing, that's why it took me so long to complete the process. Hope you like the banner coz it's all my own. Mr.CZ  kept telling me the previous banner is 'not me' at all, so now he's also happy with the new look. I myself was so fed of the look in between, so much that I never felt like coming to my own blog hehe. Now I'm quite satisfied with the look- after a long time! It's more glam & cozy, don't you think? *hopes you're nodding* I added the pearls on the side coz black looked too gothic & Halloween-like. Still needs some changes here & there but they'll have to wait till I come back. I really hope you all like it though & feel comfortable while reading :)

Just wanted to let you all know that I'll be out of town for 2 weeks, so posting will be slow. I'll try to post 3-4 topics which I have ready in my computer, but that all depends on whether or not I'll be able to get my internet activated over there. I might, however, be able to update IVC Facebook Page & tweet on Twitter via my mobile, so you can always check there if I disappear from here =D

Till next time, TAKE CARE.

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


  1. Yes.. Oct and Nov just flies off.. but yeahh super excited about xmas too.. :)

  2. the newlayout looks really nice and i love the arabic look

  3. OMG i love the new look.SO you! i love the Autumn look! xoxo

  4. I like the banner and background,please change the pink text also then I think it will look perfect

  5. i loved the modern day mumtaz and darker skin tone, just goes on to prove that skin tone really doesnt matter, its the ability to make it look good, which you do very well..hehe...one thing, m i biased towards you....i just love visiting ur blog and commenting here :)

  6. I love the banner!! But I would like to too see that as well what I mostly relate to CZ with--- A BOW . I know there is one in white... and that is super cute too. <3

  7. Autumn Look i like most...........

  8. I love the new look - it's beautiful but not distracting as so many backgrounds can be. I especially like the bow & the heart in the title.

  9. Wow! Pearls at the back, simple layout and makeup stashes on top (great product too!) makes your blog the most greatest beauty blog in the world! Btw, can you please show us your skincare and hair care routine?

  10. Love the new header <3 Your FOTDs too are adorable!!!!

  11. Loved all the looks Cynthia but my favorites have to be the Sleek look and the Unpredictable one. Liked the autumn look as well. The first thing I noticed was the new banner. It looks lovely!!

  12. The new banner is the best one till now.. LOve it!

  13. LOVE the new banner! Autumn and Modern Mumtaz were my favourites!

  14. i really really like the banner :)

  15. luv d new luk esp d touch f pearls!!!

  16. The new layout is awesome CZ & I loved all the looks you did, esp Autumn.. :D

    Have a fun vacation!

  17. I so lurrrrrrrrrrrve the new banner...so chic!

  18. Love the new look of your blog. Yay Christmas is coming!

  19. I LOVE the new look of the blog! Mr. CZ was definitely right (go him! two in a row!)

    I think I liked your Smokey Green look best! <3

  20. Love the new look, I loved the Autumn look the best! :)
    Happy vacationing :)

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    Thanks for the tips!

  22. Olá,vim conhecer seu cantinho e já estou seguindo!
    Parabêns pelo Blog e sucesso!

    Se quiser me fazer uma visitinha,será muito bem vinda e se gostar e quiser seguir,sinta-se em casa!


  23. all the lip colours are gorgeous! very pretty!

    CMPang x


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