Tuesday, January 14, 2014

OOTD - Blue & Teal

Hey Guys,

How are doing?  Fiddling with resolutions or done with them all already :P Well I'm really not into resolutions it seems...yeah not at all. I like doing things from heart whenever I want. I really rejoice the freedom flexibility provides. And love those moments when things come together perfectly that too by chance. I mean planning and executing is undoubtedly worth striving for but unplanned things can be enjoyed too. Going no, sailing with the flow like in a boat :)

Anyhow today winters showed some mercy in Delhi and this is what I threw on. This shrug is little light in in texture for heavy foggy low temperatures. I recall I pulled this shrug on the onset of winters and then it only got the opportunity today. I liked the way the teal shrug as come on the satin blue top both color and fit wise B-) What do you think? 

Happieie Tuesday everyone! 
Take care. 


Cheers, 
Tara

Monday, October 14, 2013

The more you are, the more you get to...

Hey Guys,

I really found this to be true in life. The more you are thankful, the more you get to thank from life. The gratitude we feel when we are thankful for anything is immense. And it draws and attract the good things in life. For each we can be thankful! So you see it is a vicious circle and defines another saying - what goes around, comes around.

As for me i'm feeling this in many areas of life and i'm really thankful. It really makes feel that life's good :)

Have you ever felt this? What do you think on it?
Do write in comments and take care.

Some pictures for you, njoy!


Hanging together :)
Blooming beauty

Innocence O:)

In the field of life there are all kinds of people..

Happy window

Corner beauty


Cheers,
Tara

Monday, June 17, 2013

ELF Beauty-On-The-Go eye shadow palette


Hello Beauties,
Hope you are enjoying the day. Today I am going to review an eye shadow palette that I got from my ELF haul some time ago. It is called Day on the beach and is a compact & travel-friendly palette I own. As seen on EFL website:
 What ELF says about Studio Beauty-On-The-Go Single Palette:
The convenient Beauty-On-The-Go Single Palettes for your eyes, lips and face allows you to be your own makeup artist whenever, wherever. The single makeup palette offers portable beauty when you store it in the Beauty-On-The-Go Storage Case or Compact when you're out and about! Perfect for creating multiple looks for any occasion so you always looks beautiful whether you're heading to class, work or out on the town. Each gorgeous, pigmented Single Palette features:  
10 eyeshadows     
2 lip colors
1 blush or bronzer                   


Price : 3.00 $, I bought this online from ELF website 


Ingredients List : 
Eyeshadow Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacylapidate-2, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Iron Oxides (C1 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Maganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow No. 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No. 1 Lake (CI 42090)
Lip Gloss Ingredients: Polyisobutene, Isooctyl Palmitate, Ceresine Wax, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Mica, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet(CI 77742), Mica(CI77019), Red No.6 Lake(CI 15850), Red No.7 Lake (CI 15850), Red No.28 Lake (CI 45410), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow No.6 Lake (CI 15985)
Blush or Bronzer Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinamate, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007)

                                        
 

My take on the palette:I think it is 50-50. It has all wearable colors that go well with all Indian as well as western dresses. Apart from pretty colors what I like best is it has assortment of some truly unique colors which we all always hunt for but are difficult to find. Also it has perfect combination of matte and shimmers. Alright may not be perfect for those who do not like shimmers as much as mattes but for someone like me a little bit of shimmer never hurts ;) Blame it to the name effect! But without a primer the color pay-off might not be that good and lasting. And last but not the least it offers 2 glosses and a blush too J 

Swatches:
                                    
 

Sorry my cam was not picking the colors properly…Let me know if unclear. Would try to do an EOTD soon J 


Pros of ELF Day on the Beach Eyeshadow Palette
·        Great value for money
·        No fall outs or creasing
·        Good pigmentation
·        Perfect 3-in-1 kit for travel with e/s, gloss and blush.
·        Light weight 

Cons of ELF Day on the Beach Eyeshadow Palette
·        Not very long lasting without a primer.
·        Availability in India
·        Comes with no case (unless u have bought the case separately which holds 3 such palettes), mirror & applicator so you would have to be mindful to carry them separately.·        Contains Parabens. 

Rating: 3.5/5 
Will I Repurchase?Yes would like to try other color combos J Have you tried any of the elf palettes yet? 

Take care
Tara 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lipstick Review : Maybelline Watershine Icing Chocolate


Hello Beauties,

Today I’m going to review a lipstick from Maybelline called Chocolate Icing. I had got it few months ago and it happen to get my attention while I was browsing my stash.

Product Claims
Maybelline Watershine Lipstick – Chocolate Icing gives you brilliant color and splashy wet shine look. It has conditioners to keep your lips moisturized all day long. It glides smoothly and gives a glossy finish your lips.

Price 
I think I got it for 225 INR but heard prices are now up by 25 INR.





My Experience
I generally like Maybelline lipsticks. So, I bought Maybelline Watershine Lipstick – Chocolate Icing 96 to give it a try. This happened when I was on a hunt for a suitable brown shade. But it did not turned out what I expected it to be color wise. It is a shade from brown family but gives sheer coverage. It glides easily on the lips and gives a lustrous finish. Texture wise it is similar to a lip balm. I guess it acts like a colored lip balm with hint of shimmer. I like it for days when I can’t decide which color to go for. It feels very light on lips and keeps them soft. It imparts a brownish sheen to my lips and does not settle in fine lines. It gives nice color in just one swipe but doesn’t last too long. It stays for 2-3 hours without drinking or eating. You would have to apply lip color again for the color and sheen.

Since it is sheer and light in color it is suitable for office wear especially during festive occasion because of shimmers. I do not like the fragrance of this lipstick. For my nose it is a bit weird but some might like it :P

Swatches:




Pros
Creamy texture
Moisturizes well
Not a bad fragrance
Enriched with conditioners
Not at all drying
Cons
Might feel like too much on lip balm on lips.
Low staying power

This is how it looks on me :)





Rating:
3/5

Final Verdict
Might not repurchase, though do not regret the buy. It is a good neutral shade for those days, with some bling ;)

Cheers,
Tara

Monday, March 18, 2013

Zumba Fitness Party

Hey Guyz,

Been such a long time but here I'm back with a little bang. I got to attend this Zumba Fitness party, thanks to Nidhi and IMBB team for arranging the fun competition and my stars to help me win it ;)
The instructor was Sucheta pal who is International Zumba Education Specialist. 
Check more about her here.

So I thought why not share it with you guys :) I also did a post on the part here. Check out for more details along with some nice fitness posts by her. They are really cool.

Untill then take care, have fun ;)







Cheers,
Tara

Monday, October 8, 2012

For Your Nails - Revlon Icy Violet Review


Hey-lo Beauties,
I am reviewing a nail enamel from Revlon called - Icy Violet.


Product Description:

For Classic Nail Enamels, the Silk-Silicone formula delivers a layer of silk protein which instantly evens out nail surface. Silicone shield rises to the surface to automatically smooth away bubbles, streaks and brush marks to deliver a Salon Perfect Finish.  Chip Resistant smooth finish and rich glorious colour.

Price:
5$, could be little less or more in INR.

Quantity:
14.7 ml / 5 FL OZ

Ingredients List:
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tribenzoin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Propyl Acetate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Serica Silk Powder, Dimethicone, PPG-2 Dimethicone, Triacetin, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Tetrabutyl Phenyl Hydroxybenzoate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Alumina, Polyacrylate-4, Mica May Contain, Titanium Dioxide May Contain - CI 77891, Iron Oxides May Contain - CI 77491 - CI 77492 - CI 77499, Red 6 Lake May Contain - CI 15850, Red 7 Lake May Contain - CI 15850, Red 34 Lake May Contain - CI 15880, Yellow 5 Lake May Contain - CI 19140, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide May Contain - CI 77510, Ferric Ferrocyanide May Contain - CI 77510, Aluminum Powder May Contain - CI 77000, Bismuth Oxychloride May Contain - CI 77163, Carmine May Contain - CI 75470.


My Take on Revlon Icy Violet:
Icy Violet is a nice shade from purple family. It has micro glitters in blue color. I think they are really very fine and camera would not be able to capture their effect. Still I have tried to take pictures in different lights and location. Like day light, evening time, lamp light and tube light :D Let’s see how they all look. Enjoy NOTD’s pictures.


 This is a cool deep purple with blue iridescent shimmer that flashes in the light. :) After 5 days of application. It is still intact without any signs of chipping.
 Look from a distance :)
You would love it if you are looking a purple shade. The consistency is also pretty decent and it glides really smooth. 2 coats of it and you are good to go!
Pros:
§  Very smooth to glide and apply.
§  Highly pigmented.
§  No chipping before a week.
§  Not very shiny.
§  Very good coverage with two coats
§  Good lasting power 
§  Easy to remove with acetone/remover.

Cons:

§  Might require a top coat for very high shine.
Will I Repurchase Revlon Icy Violet:
May be, I will try the shades that I don’t have.

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Mini Ethnic Haul


Hey Guys,

This ethnic haul was done some time ago and forgot to share with you all. It was an event that happened in CP New Delhi called Puraani Delhi ka khaana…..yum!! I must say the event was very nicely organized even after being a no-fee-for-entry one. The cleanliness was properly considered which I liked the most. There were live performances too. So let me jump now directly to the stuff I got from there.

Here’s the first one:  Black Golden Potli Clutch
I was eyeing a potli sort of clutch that can go with my heavy sarees esp in golden tone. And when I saw this I knew I got to buy it!


  
  
The most awesome stuff we had was jalebis….all with a sweet tooth would understand the power of those sweet-juice-filled-round-pipes. They were out of the world, damn crispy and sweet.

Next is bangles in pretty blue.

 

Last thing I picked up was a casual bangle bracelet. Something in it attracted me so much so that after leaving it once I came back to grab it. May be the smoothness, or the shine, or the design….or maybe everything.  ;)



All in all a fundoo Saturday evening with whole family at the good old CP. It happens to be one of my favorites places in the capital. Hope u guys liked what I pick.

Which is your favorite place in the city?
Cheers,
Tara