Sunday, 26 October 2014

Bridal Make Up And Hairstyle - Wedding and Reception

Indian Weddings are so much fun, vibrant and full on dhamaal. You shop for  dresses,  accessories, sandals etc and finally you wait for the big day to arrive when you can wear all those fancy stuff just to make your self look beautiful.

Your face represents you. How you want to look on your D day is totally your choice and decision.  Make up does create a world of difference.  Every bride deserves to look flawless on her wedding day.

When you first make the bride ready, it's always better to understand what kind of make up she wants. Some prefer natural look,  few prefer smokey look and very few wants dramatic and intense look. 

There are many who prefer bright vibrant lipsticks and some prefer to go with natural shades.Once you are clear what the bride wants, you will have a focus mind to achieve the end result. Your outfit, hairstyle and make up every thing should go in sync and compliment each other.

Today I am back with much awaited post and something which we have been preparing for days.  After going through wedding trials this is what we finalised for the Wedding and Reception Day.

In Goa there is a tradition or custom,  of wearing loads of flowers, specially the bride.Thats why on both the occassion you will find piles of flowers around the hairstyle. Another tradition is of wearing plain dark green bangles, eleven in right hand and nine in left hand. This is the tradition that Goan Muslim's follow religiously. 

The right make up is that which enhances your natural features and makes you look beautiful. Farah looked incredibly gorgeous on both the days (Wedding & Reception).

Lets check out both the looks ...

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Refreshing Body Spray

Hello Everybody,

It feels like ages that I have been away from the blogging world. Believe me, though I am back from Goa but occupied with loads of things at my end. I have so many things to share with you guys. Lets go little slow and steady as I still have a hangover .

Lot of you must be waiting for the wedding pictures, I am still compiling those and will surely put on the blog at the earliest.

Going ahead with today's post... 

Its a must for all ladies to carry a body spray in their bag, especially during summers. Just not ladies but the same goes to men also. There are so many brands available in the market, but difficult task is to find something as per your liking.

You reach office all sweaty and you are not in the habit of carrying deodorant with you, just imagine the plight of the person sitting next to you. Eeeekks !!! I just cant tolerate it, in fact nobody can. We all should take extra care in keeping our selves clean and hygienic.

Sometimes body spray can be misleading. When you smell at the shop, you may think its  a great fragrance to have but once you start using it, you might not like it as much.  It has happened with me so many times or may be I am a classic case with this problem :))

Love floral fragrance, its just so feminine and enchanting. Picked up Engage Trail the green can and Floral Dream from Adidas Women recently. Lemme tell you, I am hooked on to Yardley "Lily of the Valley" which is again a very alluring fragrance. I like to spray on my pulse point just after my shower.

So today I am going to share my opinion or feedback on the three floral body spray that's gracing my shelf currently :). Not the detailed kind of review just a short and quick take on these three deodorants.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

I Too Had a Love Story

On my last visit to Crosswords, picked up two National Best Seller, one was " I too had a Love Story" by Ravindra Singh and the other one was " Nothing Lasts Forever" from Vish Dhamija (review coming up soon).

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Kiehl's : Samples that I got along with my Purchase and Some Good News

Don't we all love that extra something, specially when we get free samples with our purchases. It adds to the happiness, increase excitement and gives tremendous satisfaction :))  well !  that's human nature... so dont' worry we all  are normal :))

The best thing about the samples are,  that you get to try the product before you decide to buy a full size pack.  Which is like a very good option.

For eg.  on my last purchase from Lancome, I requested a little sample of Vissionaire which the SA was kind enough to give me in a tiny jar. Upon using Vissionaire within two days,  my skin had break outs. To sum it up and to my surprise Vissionaire did not suit my skin well and hence stopped using it with immediate effect.  Now just imagine, had I purchased the product it would have been a waste and money down the drain. 

Coming to today's post, lets review the samples from Kiehl's , the oh so happening product and oh not so happening one.

Kiehls Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

Brand Claims 
A highly effective cleanser for smoother, softer skin
  • Gently lifts away impurities, dirt, and oil without stripping skin, safe for sensitive skin
  • Creamy gel formula activates with water to create a rich foam
  • Skin looks instantly refreshed and revitalized
  • Soap Free, Paraben Free
My Experience with the Product 

Its a mild foaming transparent face wash which is feather light in weight. A pea size is enough for the entire face. Cleans effectively with making skin dry. It also helps to remove water proof make up to some extent. Skin feels softer and hydrated. Currently loving this face wash and plan to buy a bigger pack once this gets exhausted.

A very good face wash for those having oily to normal skin. Works great for combination skin tone also. 

 SP Rating : 4.5/5

Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner 

 An effective, alcohol-free facial toner

  • Gently cleanses and soothes normal to oily skin types
  • Contains no alcohol or harsh synthetic drying agents
  • May be used to soothe and improve problem areas
  • A customer favorite

My Experience with the Product 

This toner has calendula leaves floating in the bottle, shake well before use. What I like about this toner, its alcohol free and is mild on the skin. Helps me clean my skin, my pores tightened and redness under control.  Few drops is required for the entire face. You need not wet the cotton completely, it will be a waste of product.

Great for oily to normal skin tones, works great for combination skin types and people who are facing Rosacea problem. Helps control the redness of the face. A very good product for sensitive skin types.
The face wash and toner combo works great together. I am sold out on this one and plan to pick up a full size pack once this is over.

SP Rating : 5/5

Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution 


A fast-acting serum that diminishes dark spots and visibly evens skin tone 

  • Helps to prevent the formation of future dark spots and other skin discolorations with continued daily usage
  • Silicone-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free
  • No colorants and no optical diffusers

My Experience with the Product

This serum is amazing, transparent and absorbs quickly into the skin. Continuous use of this serum has shown great results on my skin. Now I have a better looking skin with even texture throughout. On application, it feels like it melts into your skin leaving no trace of any stickiness.

My dark spots over all my face has reduced quiet a lot giving me a soft skin with improved texture. Another product I can swear on. A must have in your skin care routine.

SP Rating : 5/5

Kiehl's Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream

BB Cream - Actively Correcting and Beautifying with SPF 50 PA+++

A dual-action formula that perfects and corrects skin
  • Dual-action formula instantly conceals imperfections with lightweight, buildable coverage AND is clinically proven to correct skin tone irregularities.
  • Formulated with a high level of Vitamin C, known for its powerful clarifying action.
  • Delivers broad spectrum SPF 50 PA +++ UV protection, this formula also helps to fight future sun damage.
  • Comes in 4 shades to suit a wide range of skin tones.
  • Provides all day hydration
  • Paraben Free. Fragrance Free. Silicone Free. Mineral Oil Free.
  • Safe for Sensitive Skin and All Skin Types. Non Comedogenic. Dermatologist and Allergy Tested.

My Experience with the BB Cream 

When you are applying the product, you will realise that it gives a burnt smell which is mild but noticeable. The smell disappears quickly once the product is absorbed in the skin.

It's light in weight and absorbs well leaving no trace of any patchiness of cakey feeling. BB Creams usually have limited shade, so getting the right shade as per your skin tone is always a challenge. Its good for those having sensitive skin. You don't really need a sun screen when you are using Kiehl's BB Cream.

Having said all the above good things about the product some how I did not find this product to be that great or have made a mark like other products from Kiehl's. It made me look a bit darker, maybe the shade was not the right one.  This is one product that I don't plan to repurchase  full size.

SP Rating : 3 / 5 

This was my detailed feedback on the samples that I have got with my prurchase. My opinion about the products are based on my experience after using these products for atleast more then three weeks. Hope you find this post informative and helpful. 

Good News .... 

Finally !!!! I plan to pursue my dream of being a Professional Make Up Artist.   I have quit my job, taken a sabbatical for some time. I am good at make up but there is fine tuning required , thanks to all the compliments and comments that you guys drop. This has motivated me in taking a step ahead towards my dream.

Super excited and thrilled that's what I am feeling at the moment.. With this note I take your leave before we meet again. Have a lovely day ahead :))