Showing posts with label Nail Polish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nail Polish. Show all posts

8/27/20

10 Favourite Things.....


Got this flat lay to a C- (satisfactory minus) after 45 clicks & just when the camera battery was running out, by the way.

If you see what's bothering me about the arrangement now that I'm viewing it on a bigger screen, then you've also concluded that it's a murder, not a suicide. Wait, don't ask me to elaborate on that yet. I'm doing my own CBI investigation based on the countless & rather contradicting "Breaking News" on my Instagram explore.


I suddenly came up with this post, even though I have a number of long overdue ones in my drafts:

My 10 Favourite Things right now.....



6/12/19

38 Years Old, A Romance Novel Life & Unending Shopping Addiction


Life's been more exciting than any vacation I've ever been on. 
Not necessarily good or perfect, and I fall down a lot, but when I'm up & my antennas aren't disrupted (and I dress up a bit), it's something else.

Hot & intense, unpredictable & 'Romance Novel-esque' ;)
(This is gonna prick some people..... *ahem*)

It's true what they say, life really does begin in your late 30's, because that's when you know, without a shadow of a doubt, who you really are & who/what you WANT.

These days, my soul screams for the things it craves at 3:55 am

Either that, or Ziizayne has kicked me in his sleep again.


As some of you know, my birthday happened too soon again, and I am officially 38 years old now.
  I know I'm 3 weeks late with my mandatory birthday post & it's been sitting idly in my drafts since.

So, for all of you waiting to see a Birthday Haul....

Aside from my entire outfit here, I collected some things before my birthday:


2/22/19

Colorbar 1001 Nail Polishes ~ HAUL


Colorbar launched 1001 new nail polishes recently & I'm going C-R-A-Z-Y! 
I'm having trouble picking shades, even though the New U stores I went to didn't stock all 1001 shades. 

With Keratin & Almond Oil, and the formula is paraben-free. 

I picked up 2 shades one time, then I went back to get more...but then I didn't have enough time to pick carefully. So I managed to pick only 3 more. 


Sister's Secret #607 - Lilac
Pretty Face #822 ~ Rose pink
Lemonade # 1080 ~ Lemon yellow
Invisible #835 ~ Cool Nude
Salt & Pepper #1302 Arteffects ~ Baby blue with navy flecks



I'd already worn Sister's Secret and Salt & Pepper, and they're both great! The consistency is just right, nice brush, streak-free application & they don't chip easily either.

I wanna be in a room with ALL 1001 shades, and pick 20 more! =D



Price: Rs.199 
(THANK YOU, Colorbar! For keeping it under 200 bucks.)





12/8/18

Revlon Zinnia


When I was in school, I found on the last page of my Dictionary what I thought was the most beautiful word ~ “Zinnia”
It’s a type of flower, I learnt. 
I’d always go back to look at the word, as if I was afraid it wasn’t real & disappear, or something! Zinnia.... Zinnia.... Zinnia.... Zinnia-na

ZiNNiANA (pronounced: Zinni-yah-nah) was gonna be the name of my future daughter, I decided. 

Just a backstory of how I named the daughter I never had. 


12/3/18

Started From Molten Rose Gold Highlighter, Now We're HAUL....



Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder Light/Medium ~ Used it only once & I like it. But I think  I should have gotten the lighter shade. I might & then mix them.
Price: Rs.695

Maybelline Master Chrome Molten Rose Gold ~ Love it!
Price: Rs.550

Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner 105 Nude Whisper ~ For the price, I'm digging it! Definitely getting more shades.
Price: Rs.350

Revlon Summer Florals Nail Enamel 564 Zinnia (Yellow)
Revlon Summer Florals Nail Enamel 567 Morning Glory (Blue)
Revlon Summer Florals Nail Enamel 505 Enchanted  ~ FREE with the 2
Price: Rs.225, each.

Forever New Sutton Diamante & Filigree 3 Piece Rose Gold Necklace Set.
Price: Rs.1400  Rs.840 on Black Friday SALE. 
So, Rs.280 each isn't bad, no? =D



 ♥ 


Trying this thing where I write short & quick caption-like posts just like on my Instagram, before I have to do something else... and then nothing! - for everyone asking me to blog regularly here again.


HAPPY DECEMBER, everyone! =)





9/20/17

Gothic Glam Manicure


Nice Girl: "Wow, I love your nails! Where'd you get them done?"

Me: "Really?! I did them myself."

Nice Girl: "Cool! I could never do nail art on my own nails."

Me: "Me neither! This is not really nail art. It's just glitter."

Nice Girl: "Really?! It looks like crystals have been carefully placed, 
and the black tips look like leather!"


******

That convo made me look at my Lazy Girl Manicure differently, give it a name & a blog post.....


1/1/17

1st Untold Story & The Last Adored,,,,,,


"

Her: I'm leaving. Bye, have a nice life.

Him: Why would you do that? If that's what you want, I won't stop you. You looney!

Her: Ya, that's what I want! You're a horrible, horrible person!

Him: Why are you doing this?

Her: Because I can. Now just say 'Bye' to me.

Him: Hahaha....no I won't! I won't say it!

Her: Fine! If that's how you want it. 

Him: Over my dead body. Make me say it!

Her: Argh! Don't say it then!

Him: Why should I say it? You say it, since you're the one running. 

Her: I said it already! It's your turn now. 

Him: I will not say it. Can you stop doing this?

Her: Okay. Fine. I'll just leave then.

Him: ...............

Her: ................

Him: Come with me to Jaipur. I'm driving there tomorrow. You should come. But obviously you won't.

Her: I can't. Maybe some other time.

Him: Yeah, right. Just the way I'll ever get to know your name.

"
*** (To be or not to be continued.) ***


These are some of the things that were my favorites at the end of '16:

Zara Black Leather Jacket
Forever 21 Beige Tie-up Bodysuit
Forever 21 Caged Mesh Bralette

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Bellissima
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Rollerball Perfume
Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder 4-in-1 Harmony #3 Organza Caramel
Colorbar Luxe Nail Lacquer 'Baby'
4U2 Celebrity Shade & Highlight Powder



HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you! =)

I hope your 2017 will fulfill all the wishes that 2016 couldn't, or wasn't kind enough to even try.

I know, for some of us, 2016 was flaky af.....sometimes dangling a cookie we don't even want until we thought, 'Okay, why not?!'
..... and then finding out you can't eat the damn cookie - because it's made of stone!

You say bad analogy, I say 2016 hangover.

Talk again soon! :* :*

Most Favorite Song '16





12/15/16

Nails That Last....


Don't you just hate it when your nail polish starts to chip off only at the tips after, like, a day? For me, it happens more often, because I use that stainless steel scrubber to wash some dishes & the kitchen sink - so that means my right hand nails go first, pfft!

Applying hard-to-remove glitter nail polish at the tips has solved that problem....


4/28/16

Makeup Haul ~ New Launches + Drawer Organizers


I always get weird looks from the counter people at Lifestyle when I'm buying makeup. I don't know why. Maybe I appear too eager, maybe I walk from counter to counter a bit too crazily - sometimes back & forth to "compare", maybe I look too flustered, maybe I take too long to decide which shade I want, maybe I move to another counter while they are bent over those bottom cabinets looking for a product I asked for (they come back up & hey, where'd she go?!) maybe I ask "New launch? New Launch?" like a vendor in a train - "Bhel puri? Bhel puri?" 

Okay, okay, I'll control myself next time. Before I set foot in the beauty floor, I'll coach myself first:
 "Be cool. Breathe. Neutral facial expression. Walk graciously. Duchess Of Cambridge....."


First counter - Maybelline!

The Magnum Barbie Mascara ~ This is similar to The Falsies Mascar, but with a slightly more slender brush & the formula is more packed with fibres. First Impression: Could clump & smudge easily, but if you can handle that like a meticulous woman, false lash kind of volume & length!
Price: Rs.399

Color Sensational 3D Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Quartz Pink ~ A little palette of 5 eyeshadows, in which there is a top coat shimmer eyeshadow. Available in 4 shades. 
Price: Rs.575

Color Show Big Apple Reds Nail Paints ~ A collection of 4 red shades. I picked up R2 Big Apple Red. 
Price: Rs.145

Fit Me Concealer in #20 Sand ~ This is a repurchase. I'd got the first one in the same shade from UK, and they are both the same.
Price: Rs.500

Color Show 3D Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Quartz Pink

2/16/16

Nail Polish Of The Week


Tell me, have you ever taken the time to correct a sales person's pronunciation?

Not Bow-doy. It's Boo-dwah.

Not Bow-joice. It's Boorj-wah 
(Bourjois - Every.time!)

No? Me neither! I think it's quite offensive when it's not a friend, family or anyone you know closely. Don't you think? 


This nail polish! <3 p="">

Pink with a mauve undertone. Perfect for everyday. 2 coats. Applies smoothly, dries quickly.


1/19/16

New Year Haul & Life Update


Hi, Everyone! Happy happy New Year to each and everyone of you! Hugs & kisses xx <3 p="">
So late, I know, but I was rarely home these last few weeks. My brother and his family were staying over, and we were always out and about.

 I am so very happy 2015 is gone, because it was the worst year of my life. I went through some things that weren't good for me, and I had somehow lost myself. Okay, enough of that. Closed book.
This year feels different already. Another chance to start over, and live the life I want to live.
But it started off with a weird, life-threatening, surreal incident.....

12/8/15

LOTD: Wintry Dark Lips


Hi, everyone! :)

It feels so good to be posting a LOTD after so long! I have so much to say, but I have to do a bunch of stuff and head out, so I'm just going to say what's important for now & save the rest for other posts to come.

I missed you. I hope all readers from Chennai are safe & sound. Lots of love to everyone who wrote to me & checked my blog regularly when I was away for so long! <3

So this look was inspired by this dark lippie & of course the headband I'm am absolutely in love with! Somebody invite me to a big fat Indian wedding so I can wear it with a matching lehenga I don't have! ;p


11/20/14

Etude House Princess Happy Ending Collection Haul & Photos

Etude House meets Disney's Fairytale Princesses - Snow White, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine. This Limited Edition collection is another one of Etude House's many gorgeous creations. They outer boxes are made like little books....so CUTE! And I have to mention again how awesome the reasonable prices are! Why isn't this brand in India yet???!!!
The only sad thing is, I missed out on the lipsticks because they sold out everywhere. I know I'm still on my Lipstick Ban, but the packaging is too pweety! (Pic below). I also didn't get anything from the Jasmine pieces - a mascara & nail set.
Etude House Princess Happy Ending Belle Rose Cheek Blusher ~ The packaging! ♥_♥

Price (each): $9.26 = Rs.574

I don't know if I'll ever have the heart to touch that design!