Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Faces Canada - Glam On Lip Gloss Zing Pink & Fallen For Kiss Lipstick

Faces Canada Outlet is one store where I have never come out empty hand.  There is something or the other which catches my eye and hard to resist. 

This time around, when I peeped into the outlet, the first thing to catch my eyes were the Glam on Lip Glosses which were there on display. Classy packaging and beautiful color range.


Monday, 28 April 2014

Sunset Make up Look

Finally this weekend I manage to get an appointment for my hair cut and coloring, went for a complete makeover ....... Check out the new look :)

Looking at the vibrant colors in the palette , have tried to capture the essence of Sunset in today's make up look.

When you think about sunset, what colors come to your mind.  Of course Orange and Yellow are the first two colors that you can think of, then you can add a little pop of blue, Purple or hint of red. I would love to try another sunset look with little more different colors to play around.

It's an evening look, wear something simple as you want your eyes to be the focus. You can make this look more vibrant by using pigments,  did not had the same color pigment hence went with the eye shadows only.

I have been getting lot of request to do a video on make up tutorials, but seriously speaking I haven't yet ventured in YouTube territory. I feel you need to have enough time to focus and right now my plate is too full.

Having said that.... I will surely think about it and will let you know when I record my first video. Till then enjoy the make up looks.

Sunset Look ..... 

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Winner of the First Anniversary

Finally it's time to announce three lucky winners for the First Anniversary Giveaway. Before doing so... I would like to thank all my readers who have participated in this contest. You guys mean a lot to me.(getting emotional). 

Apologies for the delay since there was some issue with the Rafflecopter site but  all is well that ends well and here are the three lucky winner.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Swiss County Munnar - Hotel Review

Kerala better known as "Gods Own Country" has been voted one of its ten paradise found by National Geographic Traveller. It is also a most popular destination for Honeymoon in India because of its romantic resorts, Lush green forest, beaches, backwaters, hill stations and many more reasons why Kerala is called as "Switzerland of India".

Kerala was on my mind for a short vacation to explore the nature's beauty, refresh myself and take a long overdue break from all the routine chores. This trip was for two destinations in Kerala, I always wanted to visit.  Munnar and the Famous Backwaters of Kerala.

Beautiful Munnar....Hill Station of Kerala - Pretty cool & Awesome Weather

Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in South India.  It is nestled in Western Ghats at an altitude of 6000 ft and is located in Idukki district of Kerala.  This picturesque hill station beckons nature lovers from far and near.  Large tea plantations, forests, hill ranges, valleys and wildlife makes anyone fall in love with this place. I am going to share few places that you should visit (or try to) when you are in Munnar and if you have already visited Munnar recently, then I hope these will make you want to do another trip very soon!

But first things first there are so many hotels around but picking up the right one makes your holiday more tranquil and serene. While exploring,  I came across "Swiss County Munnar". Many times it so happen that looking at the pictures you find the hotel great but when you reach, you are in for a surprise. To add up to your list of woes..... the hotel staff is not co-operative, the food might not be so great and the list of small irritations is endless.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Simple & Easy Everyday Make up Look

In the past,  have done lot of heavy look, today,  I want to show you how you can look good with minimum make up and still stand out in the crowd.

A quick one which would not take much of your time and easy to do.This look you can wear to office or any routine day without being loud. Every day make up in five easy steps. Lets see how to get this look.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Instagram Vol 3 - Kerala Special

It's been long that I did an Instagram post, there are many pictures that I had uploaded. So here's a peek in my Instagram pictures.

Follow me on Instagram :

I am going to do a post on both the hotels that I stayed in Kerala. So watch this space for more.

Enjoy !!!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Reminder - About First Anniversary Giveaway

Hello Friends,

Back from my wonderful vacation and I am all happy and peace at heart. Starting my first day at work after a beautiful vacation with all the positive energy. I will do a post on vacation trip so stay tuned for more details and pictures :)

First I would like to apologies for my last post (TBS Tea Tree Oil & Tea Tree Creamy & Cool Wash) which had loads of tying error. Ok ! let me explain...... since I was not carrying my laptop, I did few changes in the post from my phone which got backfired,  resulting in typo error. It becomes really difficult to edit on the phone as the cursor keeps jumping. Lesson learned.... never to operate blog from the phone.

Coming to today's post ....

This is a reminder to all of you about the First Anniversary of Blogging - Giveaway. 

I dont want to take much of your time, just click on the link below and enter the giveaway. Simple and easy process and you could stand a chance of winning exciting gifts.

New member of Splendid Persona who are not aware of the giveaway, here's your chance to enter and get lucky.

Few more days left before the giveaway entry dates closing. So what are you waiting for hurry up and be the lucky one. Three lucky winners will get the exciting gift hampers.

1) Calvin Klein Perfume Gift Set

2) Raymonds Gift Hamper

Monday, 14 April 2014

TBS Tea Tree Oil & Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash

After hearing great ravings and all the hype finally decided to pick up the wonder product "TEA TREE OIL" along with the Tea Tree Cool & Cream Wash from THE BODY SHOP few days back.

What it claims 
Targeted care for blemished skin. Can be used direct on skin.
Has antibacterial properties
Does not dry out skin

Price : Rs. 695/- for 10ml (which is little pricey) 

My take on this wonder product 

I was excited to purchase this product and see the end result for myself.  First to start with .... if you dont know the technique how to open the bottle then you might just end up getting frustrated. My advice is when you are buying this product take the help of the Sales Rep. and understand how it works to open this bottle. It will save you the time and frustration.

When you apply this on the face, it gives you a tingling sensation and absorbs super quickly. For few days I felt that my skin was looking nice and fresh but then I thought wait !!! is it my mind which is being biased so thought of using it for couple of days before forming any opinion.

Its does not do much for acne and works really slow on blemishes too, its like downloading a file on a very slow internet connections that you loose out on patience and I feel after so many days the blemishes disappear on its own so why do you need a product like this one where it takes ages.  For something so tiny, its pricey. I did not see any prominent wonders on my skin hence I am not going to re-purchase this product again.

SP Rating : 2/5

Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Face Wash

What it Claims 
Our cool new cleansing sensation is the perfect wake-up call for blemished skin. Use daily for a velvety-soft cleanse with a blast of cool freshness
Cool, creamy texture
Designed for blemished skin
Helps remove impurities

Price : Rs. 695/- for 100ml

My Take on Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash
I have a combination skin where my T-zone tends to get oily. This product precisely makes my T-zone even more oily due to which, started getting break outs .  Immediately stopped using this product and went back to my earlier face wash  which is Vichy Normaderm. It might work great on dry skin. It does not feel like you are applying a face wash as it does not lather up, it feels as if you are applying a cream with a wet hand. Once applied on the face, same like Tea Tree Oil, this too,  gives a tingling sensation.

I had high hopes with both the products but unfortunately it did not do much for me.

SP Rating : 2/5

Did you come across any disappointing products which you bought with lot of enthu and did not work for your then do let us know

i am having a super awesome time at Kumarakom Lake Resort.  If you are following me on Instagram then check out the pictures uploaded so far. I will talk to you soon again.

bye for now and have a great day ahead....

Friday, 11 April 2014

Moong Masala

Sunday morning breakfast are always different then the routine . You are at home, lazing around and want something which would add to your holiday mood - a good stomach filling breakfast. I like to experiment with different ingredients just to see how the final dish turns out to be. Sometimes its good and sometimes it might be a total disaster, but that's fine....its a learning process.

Last Sunday I happen to make Moong Masala and Parathas for the breakfast. It turned out really yummy and delicious. Lets check out the preparation.

Boiled Moong - As per requirement
Pav Bhaji Masala - 1tbsp
Onions - One medium size
Tomatoes - 2 Nos
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1tsp
Haldi - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Zeera - 1Tbsp
Green Chillies - one small
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Salt - As per taste
Sugar - 1/4 tsp

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Understanding the Layers of Perfume & Body Burberry Review

Perfumes are such personal things,  certain perfume is liked so much that we call it as our signature perfume and loyally use it for years. Some fragrance reminds you of the fresh  sunny mornings, or the warm cozy winters,  few perfumes,  makes you feel nostalgic (remembering old times). There are times when someone is wearing a captivating perfume and when they happen to pass by, you cant help imagining ... "Oh boy ! what a fragrance .... I too want to have that kind of awesome fragrance on me." (being dreamy)

Why not revisit what makes up a scent, understanding different layers of perfume will help you to choose which is the right scent for you. Are you a floral lover or a citrus fan, woody or fresh fanatic. These are mere synopsis of whats in the bottle. Perfume has layers just like your sponge cake.

Categorized as Top Notes, Heart Notes and Base Notes.

Fist Impression can be misleading : The top notes definitely delivers the first impression of the perfume but it can be misleading as after few seconds the top notes disperse making way for the heart notes to emerge. When a Sales rep. is showing you a perfume remember she sprays it on the paper and after few seconds gives it to you to smell,  as she wants the top notes to dissolve so that you can smell the heart notes.

Heart is where love happens : If the top note is seductress then the heart notes are where you actually fall in love with a fragrance. The heart notes literally blooms on your skin rooting the fragrance with the help of the base notes.

Icing the base : Base notes keeps the fragrance intact for hours, its like a foundation of the perfume. Just like the base of the sponge cake keeps the cake intact the same way base notes helps to maintain the heart notes of the fragrance for a longer time.

Monday, 7 April 2014

OOTD - My Weekend Look (Vol 2)

Got to be honest ...Saturday.... just wanted to be myself, all comfortable and relaxed.  Jeans along with a black T-shirt from Pepe Jeans and  with flats on my feet...... I am ready to go.

This is my go to dressing when I want to feel comfortable or when I am in hurry and dont want to waste much time thinking what to wear.

Be it shopping, meeting friends, grocery shopping,  going for a movie or any causal trip, this outfit will do very well.  I have put two different pictures more or less the same with some few changes here and there.

For my grocery shopping, I teamed up red t-shirt with blue jeans, nude flats on my feet and a sling bag which I picked up from Dubai on my recent visit. Love my sling bag, its quiet handy and easy to move around,  without being too loaded. You can also detached the compartments in this sling if you dont want to carry all the three.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Beauty Wish List

Like every other girl, I am lusting over few products that catches my eye while doing window shopping and then I think one day soon I am going to get my hands on them . It always happen.... Whenever you go shopping, you like more than whats on your list, unfortunately  you dont have that extra budget to buy them :( well ... that's how it is, desire never ends.

I keep adding in my wish list and then sort it out by priority which ones I most want to have first, before again stepping out on a shopping. So guys here's my wish list about the product that I desire to have in my collection soon,  as and when I get the opportunity :)) Winking !!!

From L-R : 1) Mario Badesco Orange Tonic Mask 2) Mac Pencil Brush 3) Inglot Eye Shadow Palette 4) Ardel False Eye Lashes 5) Inglot Gel Eye Liner 6) Mac Blush Melba 7) Laura Mercier Matte Baked Radiance 8) Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

3 Product Post : Mac Fix Plus / BH Cosmetic Blush and Highlight Duo / Colorbar Lipstick

Mac Fix Plus
First up , Max Fix Plus I had purchased long time back, but just did not get around to review it (Better late than never). 

So what's Mac Fix Plus all about ....
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!

Price : Rs. 1100/-