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Showing posts with label Videos. Show all posts


Gillette Venus Breeze ~ Unboxing Video & Review

Hey Everyone! =)

Remember in How I Met Your Mother when Robin was on a date that's going well & she desperately needed to shave her legs in the restaurant restroom, and she applied butter all over her legs? (Yes, that made me cringe!) Well, she wouldn't have had to go to such lengths if she had this new razor in town -  Gillette Venus Breeze!

Below is a video of me unboxing the pretty box and showing everything that came in it....

Click Play:

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~ Moisture Gel Bars: Formulated with body butters (Olive, Avocado, Kokum) and glycerine to help retain skin moisture.

~ Sensorial Experience: Scented with Freesia, a tropical fragrance to give you an enhanced experience.

~ Three Blades: Designed with 3 blades to give you an ultra-close and revealing smooth shave

How To Use:

Simply wet the razor and your skin for a light lather, and start shaving.

What I Think:

~ First things first, the gel bars smell amazing! They're actually more slimy than lathery, which makes the skin more slippery, so the razor glides on smoothly and effortlessly even on tricky areas.

~ I don't use any body lotion right after shaving, and that usually makes my skin feel dry afterwards, but with this, my skin feels normal and smooth the whole day.

~ It's travel-friendly. Yes, you can carry it in your handbag - just in case!

~ The razor itself is very well-designed and sturdy....and pretty.  

~ I love it! If I have to have a holy grail razor, or if I have to recommend one razor to anyone, this would be it!


Razor - Rs.299
Extra Cartridges (pack of 2 razor blades) - Rs.350

Have a great weekend......

Thanks for reading & speak again soon!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions on the products are my own, as always.


Video: My Night Time Skincare Routine ~ No Pimples, No Wrinkles

Hi all, hope you had a great weekend. Mine was half spent on editing & tweaking this video. I wanted to put this up because skincare is one of the most requested posts from readers & this routine is the one that suits my skin the best.

I had major pimple issues (big cystic ones!) in early 2013 (Post here), and ever since I started this routine, I stopped getting pimples & my skin became smoother and firmer.
I wasn't a planned video. Remember when I said I did something else after packing my makeup in this post? Well, I just decided to point my camera at me while I was doing my usual end-of-the-night face routine that night early morning (time flew to 4am!) That night, I was staying alone in Scotland while Mr.CZ was in Newcastle.

Play the video below. Hope you'll find it helpful!

Products Used:

L'Oreal Skin Perfection Cleansing Oil ~ I usually use MAC Cleanse Off Oil, which contains no Mineral Oil like this one, but it was finished. However, this is good too, and my skin has no issues with the mineral oil. I don't know why people say it's bad, considering it's in most baby products.

Clean&Clear Morning Energy Skin Brightening Facial Scrub.

Nivea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micro-Exfoliant Astringent Lotion.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo.

Olay Total Effects Day Cream (Normal)

Maybelline Baby Lips Hydrate.

The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Hand Lotion.

If you liked this video, please SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel HERE! Maybe I'll do a Day Time Routine & Special Skin Treatments Routine too someday. I have another video planned when I move to our new apartment. Hopefully, soon!

Mr.CZ & I would like to THANK all of you from the bottom of our hearts for all the good wishes & love on the Baby CZ post! I was so overwhelmed by all the heartfelt wishes & reading them made me feel a lil' more excited about this change in my life =)

I had gone for my first scan & I put a pic on my 2nd blog CZloves: here

Talk to you again shortly.


IVC Picks Video Of The Year ~ Because Who Is Perfect? Get Closer.....

Just wanted to share what I personally think is The Best Video I've watched this year.

If it touched your heart, please share it to support the wonderful people who created it - Pro Infirmis, a Swiss Charity.

Have a blessed Sunday all.


Upcoming Beauty Video Teaser

Some screenshots from my upcoming video. If you think they're like horror movie scenes, we think alike. That, or we watch too many horror movies! But it won't be scary at all - I promise! =D

If you want to see what's on the other side of the door.....

Stay tuned!
{I'm trying my best to finish it asap.}


Video Tutorial: How I Created My Look In Cosmopolitan Magazine

Over 1 month later than promised, here it is! It went up on my Youtube Channel after 11 pm IST last night....after I waited over 3 hours for it to upload on YT. But it's okay
Pics from the magazine issue here, in case you're new here.
Why this delay? Computers are to blame for this. The laptop I edited this video on didn't work without the charger anymore (battery spoilt), so I decided to take Mr.CZ's old laptop to India, as there used to be daily power cuts in my hometown. I quickly transferred video, and happily thought I'd upload it from India after I'd seen the magazine issue. I found out in India that video couldn't be played in the other laptop...maybe coz it's Windows 8...I don't know! Then the hurried move to Scotland happened....and then the wait for broadband. The End.
Still, I apologize for the delay. 

Anyways, hope you like the video....and think my editing is a little bit better than my purana (old) videos =D
*The lighting is bad in some parts because the sun was shining in my face.

I was going to do a voiceover, but I couldn't do it right. I bought a mike attached with funky headphones and everything- like a DJ's, but then the background noise (including vibrations from the fridge) was deafening. Hoping I'll learn all the techie stuff before the next video. 
Do you know what's arrived? My birthday month! Hola! I better start looking for things to wish for & lust after... I mean material things.... I know Zayn Malik is too young for me, okay- even younger 20 days from now! ;p (Gosh, if malik of my heart and soul sees this....)


Featured In COSMOPOLITAN Magazine

And we are blogging from New Delhi again! Still very sleepy and exhausted, but I don't want to sleep! I'm loving the pleasant weather and it's so good to hear the sounds of honking traffic outside. Our neighborhood in Newcastle is on mute compared to the streets in South Delhi.
So on our flights back from UK, my mind was dominated by mainly 2 things:
  1. Masala Maggi Noodles ~ Because I've missed it since November. You can get it in the UK, but you have to order it online (3-4 times the price in India) or go to some Indian shops...forget it.
  2. Cosmopolitan Magazine March 2013 Issue ~ Because it made one of my teenage dreams come true!
When Cosmo's Features Writer, Priyam Chaturvedi, asked me to create a look and a step-by-step picture & video tutorial based on one of the hottest SS13 Trends, I was more than excited to do it! Her one email put a smiley with two-tone lips on a very un-Christian Grey grey February sky. I think she put this story together brilliantly, and I'm so happy she picked this photo from a few others that I didn't like so much =)


Trailer Of My New Makeup Video

I know, right? So dramatic I am. "Trailer" and all....haha! Nah.... actually, this is video editing practice and for me to see what mistakes (many many, I'm sure) I might have made in this one before I edit the final video. You know I've found video editing such a challenge before.
But ya, all my videos will always have trailers from now onwards. One thing I absolutely LOVE to do on Saturday evenings is watching trailers. I could watch them for 30-60 minutes straight when I'm looking for a good movie (read: horror/thriller) for the night. So, I thought... why not make my own trailers too?! Indulge my inner storyteller & director (Gosh, I hope you know I'm kidding.)

Hope you liked my amateurish Trailer & you're excited to watch the whole blockbuster! =D
Videos will be more regular this year. It has been one of my new year's resolutions for over a year! To tell you the truth, regular blogging was boring me a little bit....I don't know.... I guess I just needed a change...something new. You know, Gemini (and a little bit of Taurus) mentality.
Thanks to everyone who still subscribed to my channel even though there was only one video.

Cheers to new beginnings.....

♥ Cynthia Z *.*


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 ;)


Vanity Moments (Video)

Just a short video of my 'Vanity Moments' hehe...with a bit of fussiness about Kungpao Chicken in between ;)

I know you do it too! ;)

♥ 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 ^.^


Video ~ Missing Audio from the Night Out Makeup Video + Some Outtakes

Hey guys,

I put the missing audio from my previous  'Night Out Make-up'  video in this short video, and I also added some outtakes featuring a crazy & hyper lady I don't know ;)

You might not be able to hear it properly coz the sound quality is quite poor. Earphones help though.
It gets very loud at 0:45 coz I hit the comp, sorry about that.

Yup..... =D

Thanks for watching it anyways.

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


My First YT Video ~ Night Out Make-up

Hi all,

I finally finished editing my first YT video. IT'S NOT SO GOOD btw. There's no sound during the first few seconds when I'm blabbering, coz I was having trouble combining own audio and without own audio (which had a lot of noisy background sound) Thanks to Rihanna's Te Amo! At least now I know that I shouldn't play music when filming! I'm sorry about that. I'm still learning...
You can just fast forward to the make-up part. I will put up another one with the audio in a few days.

I wanted to put up the video anyways coz I didn't sleep at all last night editing this, so I didn't want it to be a waste :)

Sound will start at 0:56

Products Used:
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
  • Mac Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Review here )
  • YSL Touche Eclat
  • Eyeshadow Primer ~ I mixed Mac Studio Finish Concealer with Pond's Age Miracle Dual Eye Therapie (the pink one) and then dusted Mac Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder on top. You can mix them all together, but that's a different story :) (Review of the Pond's eye cream here )
  • Mac Dsquared Sculp & Shape Duo in Bone Beige/Emphasize
  • Eyeshadows ~ BF 120 palette (Details here ) 
  • Eyeliner ~Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner (applied with Vega angled brush)
  • Eyelash Curler ~ Shu Uemura
  • Brows ~ Mac Brow Set in Beguile
  • Lashes ~ Revlon Beyond Natural False Lashes (Review here )
  • Mascara ~ Bourjois Maxi Frange (Waterproof)
  • Bronzer ~ Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder (Review here )
  • Blush ~ Mac Give Me Liberty Of London Summer Rose
  • Lips ~ Bourjois So Delicat Lip Cream in #51 Rose Poudre & Bourjois Eau De Gloss in #13 Rose a l'eau
  • Makeup brushes ~ Sigma & Vega

To see outfit click~ here

Thanks all for watching.
Have a good weekend!

♥ Cynthia Z.


In Memory of Brittany Murphy

I'm so shocked and saddened by the death of actress and singer Brittany Murphy.
I just felt like putting up this video from my all-time favorite and the cutest movie ever~ Just Married.

♥ Rest in Peace Brittany ♥

♥ Cynthia Z ^_^



Mascara Guard - My first Video

Hi all,
I'm just trying out my Windows Movie Maker, so this video is...well...not great and you'll see some 'klutziness.' Initially, I meant to make it for myself, watch and then delete-delete, but somehow I ended up editing it :)
And yeah, I'm showing my Mascara Guard, which some of you want to know more about. It's not what I would've chosen to demonstrate in my first video. but what the hell.. :D

P.S: That's L'oreal Extra Volume Collagene mascara btw.

Any suggestions for my future videos???

Have a lovely weekend everyone :)

DBA ^_^


Somebody to ♥ Leighton Meester's Music Video & Make-up?

I just have to post this, because I love this video so much! Blair Waldorf's...I mean, Leighton Meester's make-up in this video is HOT! Who said smokey eyes don't go with red lips? I'm so gonna dupe this look this winter. The song is probably the best upbeat song I've heard this year too.

I'm so hooked on Gossip Girl just because of Blair Waldorf's impeccable sense of style and yeah, there's a certain fascination with her 'spoiled-catty-insecure-vulnerable' complexities too.
It truly 'is' my one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite =)
Fashion magazines have taken a backseat since I started watching the series.

♥ Je t'adore...Je t'adore ♥

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

DBA ^_^


The Brazilian Wax

This is for all the Brazilian wax virgins out there who are considering getting it done but are afraid you may never come back out of that little room. Believe me, it is worth it! It'll grow back at a much slower pace and a lot sparser and softer too, minus the prickly ingrowns.

Tips from a first-timer:
  • Pick a reputed place with experienced professionals.
  • Book your appointment on a weekday, when it's not so busy.
  • On D-day, SHOWER before leaving home. If you're going to work first, carry some feminine  wipes to 'freshen up' before the session and wear soft cotton underwear (no G's or thongs and definitely nothing lacy!)
  • You could take a painkiller 15-30 minutes before you reach the place. 
  • Let your beautician know it's your first time.
  • She will ask you whether you want the hard wax or soft wax. Pick the hard wax. It'll cost a little more but will hurt a lot less than with the regular soft wax (used with strips.)
  • You'll also need to decide what type you want- Full, heart, landing strip, and lots more. Nowadays even initials, colored designs and whatnot.
This video will give you an idea of the procedure with hard wax:

  • It will take about half an hour to 45 minutes
  • Try not to tense up before the 'pulling' and please, there's no need to screeeam on top of your voice.
  • Divert your mind. Think- sitting on a beach sipping margaritas...ballroom dancing with Shah Rukh Khan or Edward Cullen...being in a MAC store. Whatever pumps up your happy hormones.
  • It'll be over before you know it.
  • Treat yourself to your favorite Baskin Robbins ice-cream or anything nice and cold (You'll know why.) And afterwards, maybe a lipstick or lingerie, to reward your bravery.

Things you might need for after-care: Aloe vera gel, a cooling ice pack, and a gentle lightening scrub (for later.)
***Don't do it yourself the first time.
I got it done at a place called Strip in Singapore
For girls in India looking for places that provide this service, I wish you the best of luck and please let me know when you find any, coz I'm at my wit's end trying to find one myself. I called some popular beauty salons and most didn't even know what it means.
Some salons do bikini waxing though (some list as "V"), which doesn't mean a full Brazilian.

Good luck ladies! =)