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Showing posts with label Nyx. Show all posts


EOTD: Shimmer, Shimmer.....

Remember when I used to post EOTDs

Since I'm microblogging - so as not to lose the blogging mojo.....

Shimmer is NYX Roll On Shimmer in Almond (Available in India at Sephora)

Eyeshadow are from Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.

False lashes are Ardell Luckies - shown here. I had a glue accident and it ruined the area close to the lashes slightly...grr.

This is my go-to party eye makeup, btw. Same style, I only change the colors and eyeshadows.

Bye! :*


Best Beauty Products | Current

Hello, all! Hope you're having a good week. I've been busy apartment-hunting for a while, and we finalized on one today. So relieved, and you know what I learned? I mean I've always known it, but now I know without a shadow of a doubt! 

When people say: "It's not about the money."

Translation: "It is about the money. Maybe we don't know it yet.
It's a-lll-w-a-y-s about the money. Wake up, silly woman! Stop wondering how MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick would look on you!"

Okay. So I've been using some amazing products for the past month, so wanted to share with y'all: 

L'Oreal Extraordinary Skin Boosting Oil: Favoritest, this! Best not-so-pricey premium facial oil in the Indian market right now, which also smells the best. By that, I mean it doesn't have a strong scent. Clarins Facial Oil & The Body Shop Oils Of Life have a similar strong scent, and they are super duper pricey. Hi, The Body Shop, Rs.3095? Really?
Formulated with 3 Oils:
Desert nut oil : Deeply nourishes
Geranium essential oil : Replumps skin layer by layer
Rosa canina fruit oil : Illuminates the skin 
 Will do a detailed post on this.
Price: Rs.1550  from Lifestyle

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream : OH-EM-GEE! I'm so mad at myself for not trying this sooner. The back of my right hand was damaged until this came along. I will post before & after pictures in a separate post.
Price: Rs.300 from local supermarket

Dove Moisture Go Fresh Beauty Cream Bar with Green Tea & Cucumber Scent ~ Hello, simple soap! I started using this only because I ran out of face wash, and was surprised by how gentle and non-drying it is. Recently, I was doing research (ya, let's call it that) on anti-ageing facial cleansers, and I stumbled on an article on Oprah, where they said that expensive anti-ageing face washes are a waste of money, because they don't stay on your skin long enough to do anything. Don't you think that makes total sense? I think this is where I'll be saving my monies ;D
Price: Rs.46 from local supermarket

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm ~  It's a pinky beige that's become one of my favorite nude lippies. Swatches to come.
Price: Rs.710 from Sephora

Maybelline Lip Gradation in Coral1 ~ This color! So bright, so pigmented! The finish is creamy to matte, so dry chapped lips will need extra work before application. Will wear this in a look sometime.
Price: Rs.500 from Lifestyle

Ardell Luckies False Lashes ~ Looking for falsies that aren't too long, that look like mascara-ed lashes? These are them.
Price: Rs.375 from Jabong

Any special products you'd like to share with the rest of us?

Enjoy your Friday!

See you again soon :*


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.....


Lippie HAUL After Lipstick Buying Ban

 So my self-imposed Lipstick Ban is officially O-V-E-R. I had a lot to say about it, but the Notepad I'd written on is in my old laptop that broke down some days ago, and it just won't turn back on! If I sit here and try to re-write it, this post will be up.....I don't know when! The gist is at the end of this post......


LOTD: PINK Everything Feat. NYX Addis Ababa

The title looks like some trance song, no?
 But it just about Pinkness today. It felt really good indulging in pink again - after I outgrew it a little bit for a while, because of mint green!

Speaking of pink, I have a story for you. A true story. I know this man.
Man fell down. Either he slipped or fell off a stepladder.
(I forgot how exactly after I heard the punchline.)
He was in agony, so he was rushed to a hospital.
The doctors/nurses confirmed that man had dislocated (or fractured) his hip.
So they had to take off his pants. Obviously.
To everyone's amusement, man was wearing pink floral panties.
His wife's!

Okay, let's not judge the poor guy. Maybe he just ran out of clean underwear.


3rd Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway ~ Win Urban Decay Naked Palette & MORE! 3 WINNERS! (Open Worldwide)

Hey everyone, my baby is about to turn 3 years old - on 13th August, and I wanted to celebrate it with a Giveaway, of course. It's a little early, but I had to start it NOW, as I'll be busy travelling & whatnot in August.
I'll be picking 3 WINNERS! There are exciting prizes to win - ALL BRAND NEW IN BOX, and as promised, I got the coveted Urban Decay NAKED Palette from Sephora US. I hope you like the other prizes too! =)
1st PRIZE: Urban Decay NAKED Palette (Review & Swatches here)

2nd PRIZE: NYX Trio Eyeshadow in Pink Purple Prune | Maybelline-HyperCurl Mascara, Black Crayon Liner, Dream Mousse Blush in Soft Plum. In a black INGLOT Mesh Make-up Pouch (I added the bow myself ;))

3rd PRIZE: Benefit Dandelion Wishes (pics here), Maybelline Lip Smooth Color Bloom Peach Blossom, Mini Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin, Sigma Travel Size E25 Brush, Urban Decay  Eyeshadow & Primer Potion samples

This is a giveaway for readers of this blog, so if you'd like to participate, you have to be a follower or subscriber. Please fill in the Rafflecopter form below for your entry to be considered valid:

-  Giveaway Open worldwide
-  Ends on 20th August, 2012 at 12:01 am EST.
-  Winners will be picked randomly using, and will be announced shortly after end date.

Good Luck, everyone!

Thank You for all the support & encouragement you given my blog - and nonsense - over the years =)
Lots of L♥VE to you all! 

♥ Cynthia Z *.*


365Gorgeous Online Beauty Store Review & Haul (Psst...Giveaway Alert)

I got to experience another online beauty store called  365Gorgeous. 'Coz you gotta be  gorgeous every single day of the year, yo!' It houses brands that aren't available in India like: Bobbi Brown, Essie, China Glaze, etc. Other popular brands include: Maybelline, L'Oreal, Colorbar, Lakmé, Revlon, Lotus Herbals, MAC, Lancome, and lots more.

The Good:
  • 5% OFF on most products like Maybelline
  • Earn Points when you shop
  • Cash On Delivery 
  • Free Shipping above Rs.250
  • Delivery within 2-5 days
  • Products were packed in a little white box & they were bubble-wrapped properly.
The Bad:
  • What really bothered me was, the different shades of a product weren't put together in one page. Like, each lipstick shade has it's own individual page, which is very frustrating. I like to see them all in one page- saves time that way, don't you think?
  • 'View All' option is not there. You have to keep flipping pages. I'm a view all kind of person (read: impatient)
  • Many products I wanted were 'Out Of Stock'

What I put in my cart: 
  • Joy Pure Aloe Oil Control Face Wash, Rs.38.00
  • NYX Trio Eye Shadow in Pink Purple Prune, Rs.520.00
  • Maybelline Crayon Liner Pencil, Rs.118.75
  • Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum' Express Mascara Waterproof Black, Rs.166.25
  • Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Soft Plum, Rs.194.75  (One of my favorites & most-used blushes!)


Yummy Cream Blushes & Favorites

I'd like to dedicate this post to all the Cream Blush lovers & dry-skinned ladies who absolutely cannot wear powder blushers.

NYX Glow Rouge Cream Blush
MAC Blushcreme Ladyblush. Discontinued, now a Cremeblend Blush
NYX Golden Rouge Cream Blush
Inglot AMC Cream Blush 84
Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment
Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral Pot Rouge
Topshop Neon Rose
NYX Hot Pink Rouge Cream Blush
MAC Florida Cremeblend Blush


Nyx HD Grinding Blush

NYX is tempting me more than ever before with their new HD (High Definition) products. But the most interestesting to me are the Powders and Blushes, coz of the grinding technique that's used to release product.

Nyx HD Grinding Blush
What it is: A revolutionary system for face blush. This genius system grinds mineral-enriched high-definition blush powder that deflects light from skin an makes pores appear smaller and smoother. Perfect for photos an filming. Grinding powder allows you to control the amount you need and keeps remaining product fresh. Say goodbye to oil trappings on powders, contamination, and cracking.

HD Grinding Blush Shades:
Menage A Trois! I'm not opposed to that in this case ;)

The HD Grinding Powders work the same way. Doesn't this technique sound really cool?!! I can't wait to get my grinders on them!

Blush is priced at $16.50
Powder is priced at $25
I know, the prices are so unlike Nyx. But I guess if they're HD products, price should be HD too ;).

 So, if you wanna grind, you better start saving!

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Nyx Powder Blushes Review & Swatches

Today, I will be swatching and reviewing 2 NYX Powder Blushes- Peach & Pinky. They are both matte blushes, soft & velvety, super-blendable and affordable. They are cutely packed and I like the geometric designs on them too.

Nyx Peach & Pinky


Holiday/New year's Party Look For a Grey/Charcoal Outfit

I wore a charcoal sweater dress to a Christmas lunch yesterday and thought I'd quickly click some pics in a moving car. First pic up there is after about 4 hours and a glass of red wine hence 'the eyes' and 'the lips' ;)
I chose to wear shades of grey & pink makeup. Pink complements grey and charcoal shades perfectly. We could've went with grey & silver, but those two shades together can make us look too frosty & cold, especially in winters. Pink adds a little bit of warmth.

Some pics before the party....


LOTD With THE Eyeliner Of The Season + A Maid Complaint

Do you also think I look paler? The cold is sucking the color out of me. I should have applied a bit of bronzer there, but I guess I was jaded after slogging all day since my new (occasional) maid didn't show up... two days in a row! That too in her first week we hired her. She works so lazily! She yawns (without covering her mouth) and says "What time is it now?" everyday. That's Ayah lingo for "I want to go now & I don't want to wash the sponges" It's not like I sat idle like a Nazi princess while she worked. I did it along with her.
Yes, I do want to fire her come Monday morning, but I think I should let her complete one month. What do you think?
Anyways, enough about her =D.  THE eyeliner I'm talking about is Colorbar's I-Glide Pencil in Jaded. It's a glossy jade green shade that's perfect for Christmas, especially if you don't wear colorful eyeshadows but still want to add color to your eyes. It's affordable (Rs.325) & glides like a dream. 

It's one green eyeliner which would look good on all skin tones, and if you have green eyes... OMG you are gonna have to wear one of those necklaces/bracelets (black tourmaline?) or a dot of kajal behind your earlobe to ward off evil/envy eyes.


Rihanna in Rockstar Inspired Look

This look is inspired by Rihanna's look in her music video, Rockstar. I liked the look so much, that I bought the Nyx Penelope lipstick especially for it. And today I felt wild enough to finally do it. My skin tone here is actually much darker coz I used a deeper foundation shade.


Nyx Round Lipstick Review & Swatches

Being a lipstick lover, I had to give Nyx Round Lipsticks a try. We all know they're damn cheap and come in a multitude of colors. Encased in black shiny tubes with individual colored bottoms (erm...bases? lol), I think they're really cute.


Outfit & Look Of The Day

Can you believe I've got just one item of clothing from Forever 21? I don't know, I've never seen something I liked & up close some of the clothes just don't look that great. I always ended up buying just jewelry or some other type of accessories, but recently I found a skirt I liked. It's this Pleated Animal Print Skirt....


Wearable Runway Eyeliner Tutorial

I really liked this runway eyeliner trend featured in Vogue, so I thought I'd try it out and maybe add my own twist to it. Here's my take on it with a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to do it...


Nyx Rouge Cream Blushes ~ Photos & Swatches

Cream blushes are my favorite kind of blushes these days, 'coz the weather is making my skin quite dry and lacklustre.
Nyx Rouge Cream Blushes are some of my favorite blushes ever. I love them to bits! Pretty shades, pigmented, creamy, and blend easily, not to mention reasonably priced too. Thumbs up on the MAC-like black packaging too.
I just own 3 right now ~ Hot Pink, Golden & Glow. I ♥ 'em all!


Another Nyx Haul!

I needed a black lipstick and a good white eyeliner for some looks I'll be doing, so I decided to get Nyx Milk Jumbo pencil & Penelope lipstick. But of course I didn't stop there...buying just 2 small things online didn't seem right ;0)

  • Round Lipsticks ~ Penelope, Doll, Tea Rose
  • Jumbo Eye Pencils ~ Dark Brown, Milk, Strawberry Milk
  • Rouge Cream Blush ~ Golden (My first choice was Boho Chic but it wasn't in stock) & Hot Pink
  • Candy Glitter Liner in Hot Yellow & Nail Polish in Graffiti are FREE! :)