Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick – 10 Drop Dead Red: Review And Swatch

You guys are probably aware of my love for Sugar Cosmetics product, especially their Scarlett O’hara from their Matte As Hell range. I have been looking for a perfect liquid matte for some time now and I was overjoyed to find out that they were launching a Liquid Matte range. I was about to order some from the range but got terribly busy and by the time I got myself to order some I found out that I can choose one with my February Fab Bag. I actually wanted a Nude one but at the moment my love for Scarlet O’hara took over me and I chose the Drop Dead Red which is somewhat similar to the former one.


Product Description:

A  showstopper red that will never go out of style – Drop Dead Red is your weapon of choice if you’re ready to make a statement wherever you go and a bold one at that!

Get a full-blooded burst of pigment with just a single swipe of the SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick that will stay the day and right up till the night! Wine, coffee & date-proof – this is a matte lipstick that is guaranteed to last longer that your longest day. Available in 10 stunning shades that will make it difficult to choose – the question is, are you ready to commit to a lipstick that is built to last?

How to Apply: For precise application, apply it to your bottom lip first and then tend to your upper lip. Since the formula is very pigmented, we suggest applying the colour to the bottom lip first, pressing your lips together and then filling in your Cupid’s bow.

Benefits: The SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick gives you opaque pigmentation with a single swipe that stays all day with zero feathering or fading.  Our favourite mattifying fix contains a generous helping of Vitamin E and comes in a full range of 10 gorgeous shades that is guaranteed to make your OOTDs stand out! This product is dermatologically tested & approved and 100% safe for your skin. Size: 4.5ml

My Experience:

As you already know that I LOVE the bold red Scarlett O’hara and the drop dead red is a lot alike. Neverthless, I am in love with this shade as well. The lipstick is super pigmented and just one swipe is enough. It takes a little time to set down in a complete matte finish. Once it’s set it won’t smudge, it won’t transfer and it won’t bleed. Some people might find it drying on their lips but it isn’t an issue for me because I exfoliate my lips religiously and I practically live on lip butters. However, if someone finds it drying on my lips, they should apply a lip balm before applying it.

I have bragged about the staying power of Scarlett O’hara often and who knew that Sugar Cosmetics can provide us with even a better staying power? I mean it doesn’t fade at all. Throughout the time I wore it there wasn’t any difference, it survived basically everything. (I’m yet to test the date-proof claim 😉 ). Removing it however is a task in itself. I don’t usually use a makeup remover; my Tonymoly Cleansing Oil removes even the last trace of makeup before I use a foaming cleanser. With this little baby I had to take a little more effort, it took me an entire wet wipe to soften just the lipstick (no eye makeup or face makeup, just the lips). Whereas I use only 2-3 drops of cleansing oil for my entire face and neck, this time I had to mercilessly pump a handful of oil (after the wet wipes was done). Lastly, the foaming cleanser removed the last trace of it. Phew! I might love it, but definitely not going through this effort every single day.

Overall, there’s no question of not loving it. This is probably the best thing sitting in my dresser right now. However, whenever I require a little drama on my lips for a shorter amount of time and there’s no meal or date involved, I will opt for the Scarlet O’hara instead. Not that Scarlett O’hara smudges, but I don’t think that much of an effort is worth to remove the lipstick if am are wearing it for just a few hours. Also, it can be a little tough wearing it, whereas the Scarlett O’hara is super easy to wear (it’s a crayon after all), the Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick on the contrary takes a very sincere application. Since it’s super-pigmented, one wrong swipe and you can mess up the whole face of makeup, exactly what happened to me while I was doing my cupid’s bow. I really hope that Sugar Cosmetics comes up with a lip liner range that matches the liquid lipstick shades.

Will I recommend it?

YASSSS! I am already craving the whole range right now. I will definitely recommend it to anyone. I know removing it takes a little effort but I guess with a makeup remover it’s much easier.


Rs 499/-

Where to Buy:

Nykaa, Official Website , Flipkart


  • Where do I start? That amazing bold red shade that will suit almost every skin tone!
  • Smudge proof, transfer proof, will sit on your lips until you remove it yourself
  • Pocket Friendly
  • Beautiful Matte Finish
  • Pigmentation doesn’t get any better






Nykaa Paintstix – Tender Rose 05 Review And Swatch

So Nykaa launched yet another range of lipsticks and I had to get my hands on them. Unfortunately, none of the shades succeeded in winning my heart. I know there are people who are going to be super impressed with some of the quirky shades available, but I am not one of them. Since you guys might know that I’m not huge on colour cosmetics, I mean I have self control while shopping for them unlike my guiltless lust over skincare products.  With summer approaching I am really looking forward to purchase some nice nude lipsticks but when I checked the range I was a bit disappointed to discover that the nude shades from these range is too dark for my skin. I know they have created the range keeping in mind our Indian skin tone, but I thought it was still too dark for my wheatish skin. I wasn’t very impressed with the other shades as well but I had to choose one because I really wanted to. I went for the Tender Rose even though I wasn’t looking for a pink shade.

How the website says it looks

How it actually looks

My experience:

The texture of the lipstick is creamy and the pigmentation is super amazing. Just one swipe is all it takes to create fuller lips.

The lipstick comes in a cylindrical shape and glides in smoothly. I have worn it only once, not for too long (4hrs) and it behaved well until I removed it myself. However, it did transfer a little.

The colour is a glamorous pinkish mauve (almost similar to the Mad Magenta from Sugar Cosmetics) which I won’t choose to wear unless I am heading to a party. It will definitely complement ethnic wears to its extent.

The lipstick doesn’t feel heavy on the lips and just like it claims feels really soft.


  • Creamy
  • Super pigmented
  • Long lasting
  • Pocket Friendly
  • Glides Smoothly


  • Not a huge fan of the shades from this range
  • Transfers a little


425/- Rs

Where to buy:


Will I suggest it?

Remember the So Matte! range launched by Nykaa? I will suggest sticking with that one unless you really love any shade from this range.



*Note: The opinions are completely personal. Just because I didn’t really like it very much doesn’t mean someone else won’t.


Mac All Fired Up Lipstick Review and Swatch

Any reader of my blog would know that I’m not too much into colour cosmetics as I focus more on skincare. I am a minimal make up type of person, who would rather go with a heavy coating of sunscreen followed by an eye liner, sometimes kohl and a mascara and a lipstick. I am also that type of the person who lets her other lipsticks sit and expire when she finds a favourite. And it’s safe to say that I’m not much of a MAC hoarder but I did do a little happy dance when my best friend got me the MAC All Fired Up for my birthday last September. I mean that’s what best friends are for right? To get you something perfect that you didn’t know you needed.

Getting back to the review and the swatches…

Product Description: Inspired by Ruby Woo’s overwhelming popularity and one-of-a-kind texture, M•A•C introduces new bold shades in its Retro Matte finish. Eye-catching colours like Dangerous and All Fired Up create a look that’s fiercely feminine. M•A•C also premieres Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in a vibrant colour palette, giving this long-lasting and transfer-proof lip pencil an exhilarating makeover.

Price : Rs 1450

My Experience:

The shade is a bright Fuchsia which will probably compliment all types of skin tone. The finish is Retro Matte and if not worn on moisturized lips, it might feel dry on the lips. However, I always start my makeup with applying a lip butter. I start with a clean canvas, prep and prime, apply a lip butter and then go on applying my cushion compact or my foundation, followed by my eye makeup and lastly I do my lips. That way my lipstick glides smoothly and so did the All Fired Up.

Multiple Swipe Wth Flash

Single Swipe, sunlight

Since I am into minimal makeup, I prefer wearing a single coat of this lipstick as it’s amazingly pigmented and I feel like one coat is enough for me. However, anyone who likes to flaunt a brighter shade can swipe a couple of more times since the shade is buildable.  The staying power of the lipstick is real good. I haven’t worn it for more than 5-6 hours and I have been extremely happy to look into the mirror upon coming back home every time I wore it. What’s more? It doesn’t transfer AT ALL!

And lastly, it can be worn to the office as well as at a party. It’s the kind of lipstick which you would want to keep in your handbag all the time, and it will compliment both western and Indian outfit. What more can someone want from a lipstick?


  • I love the bullet packaging (personal opinion)
  • Amazingly pigmented
  • Doesn’t bleed or transfer
  • Suits all skin tones
  • Compliments all types of outfits
  • Wonderful shade
  • Long lasting


For some the formula can be drying. But it’s not a big deal for me and it can be fixed by wearing it on moisturized lips.

Where to buy:




Sugar Cosmetics Black With A Bang Lash Mob Limitless Mascara Review

To be very honest, no Sugar Cosmetics product has ever failed to impress me. Their lipsticks, lip crayons, Heavy Duty Kohl and their mascara, every single one of them has found their own beloved places at my dresser. If you have been reading my blog for a while then you’d probably know that as much as I love makeup, am just that type of person who would depend more on skincare than on makeup to look good. When it comes to makeup I just stick with the basics and it’s an unwritten law that mascara is an essential. They lift up the whole look in a minute with a bang. So today I’m going to review the Sugar Cosmetics Limitless Lash Mob Mascara that launched by the end of September which I have been using for a few months now.

Price and Quantity: INR 699 for 9ml
Product Description:
Looking for a magic wand that will transform you from Plain Jane to Queen Bee in seconds? The all-new Lash Mob Limitless Mascara from SUGAR gives you just the drama your eyes need! Whether you’re a fan of super volume or clump-free formula, we bet that your lashes will thank you once you’ve had your first date with this beauty. Creamy-textured and incredibly easy to apply, this paraben-free Mascara does a stellar job of separating, defining and combing through each lash so you’ll experience lashes like never before!
How to Apply:
Look straight ahead #likeaboss and start with the bottom lashes while putting on the mascara so that the top lashes don’t smudge when you look down. Place your wand at the base of your lashes and using a zig-zag motion, move the wand up your lashes.
Water (Aqua), Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Iron Oxides CI 77499, Stearic Acid, Acacia Senegal Gum (Acacia Senegal), Triethanolamine, Butylene Glycol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera Carnauba), Polybutene, Triacontanyl PVP, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Sodium Stearate, Polyquaternium-65

My Experience:

When it comes to mascaras I prefer the lengthening ones over the volumnising ones. It was a slight disappointment to me that the Sugar Cosmetics Limitless Lash Mob Mascara belongs to the second category. However, that did not stop it from giving my eyes a dramatic look with just a couple of coats. What I really like about this mascara is that it’s really buildable and the creamy texture prevents it from clumping up.

It sure is not my favourite mascara so far. The list goes like – 1) L’Oreal Paris 4D Mascara 2)Chambor Infinite Lengths Lengthening Mascara Review and then comes the 3) Sugar Cosmetics Limitless Lash Mob. If you consider the price, then of course it’s a little bit cheaper than the other two mascaras, and it’s perfect for daily wear. Sometimes when I’m getting dressed up for weddings and stuffs, I apply two coats of this mascara and finish it off with a third coat of the Chambor Geneva Lengthening Mascara, you get the length and you get the volume.


I’ve been using it for over a couple of month now and I cannot say that it smudges at all. And unlike any other mascara, it’s really easy to apply this mascara on the lower lashes, even easier than my two favourite ones. Also it comes off really easy with my Tonymoly Cleansing Oil without leaving any clumped up traces on the lashes.

If only they launched one for lengthening as well…. Sigh!


  • Paraben Free
  • Doesn’t Smudge
  • Really easy to apply, even on the lower lids
  • Easy to remove
  • Doesn’t clump up.


  • For that price, anyone would love a little more drama on their eyes.

Where to buy:

Official Website





Will I purchase it again?

Let’s just say that I just wanted to try out this mascara and even though I’m not disappointed, there’s just a lot in the market that I am yet to experiment with.

Will I recommend it?

If you are looking for something to wear on daily basis.




Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick Rose Dawson Review, Swatch

I have repeatedly expressed my love for Sugar Cosmetics Lip Crayons on my Instagram handle as well as on my blog. I am almost there to have their whole collection- the crayons, It’s A Pout Time, the Kohl and the Mascara and I personally love their Matte as Hell range over their It’s a Pout Time range. So far, the Scarlet O’hara has been my all time favourite lipstick, I don’t really that ANY place or ANY season is inappropriate for that bold red shade and I used to wear it literally everywhere. Ironically enough, I received the Rose Dawson right before Christmas, right during the season of bold red lipsticks and I have been wearing it everywhere am going.

Claims : Set hearts aflutter with beauty, grace and a dollop of passion with Rose Dawson – the perfect rose pink shade whose timeless appeal is sure to win the world around you!
Price : Rs 799

Where To Buy:

Official website



My Experience:

Just like the other Lip Crayons from the range, Rose Dawson comes in the form of a sharpenable crayon. Every crayon comes with a sharpner so just guess how many do I have right now? Even though a little of the product ends up getting wasted while sharpening, I still prefer crayons over the retractable ones. I feel like the crayons are much easier to apply and outline.

Unlike the Scarlett O’Hara, the texture is a little creamy matte.

When I first selected the shade I was sceptical how it would look on my wheatish skin, but it ended up looking pretty amazing on me. My sister, who a very fair skintone has applied it, loved it and ordered one for her already. In fact I’ve been debating if I should wait until her Rose Dawson is delivered so that I could use the picture of an unused Rose Dawson for the post or if should I post it already? And then I couldn’t wait to share with you guys how much am in love with this shade.

The staying power of the crayon is not as good as the Scarlet O’hara, it stays on my lips for about 5 hours and almost survives meals.

Will I recommend it?

Absolutely! It’s an amazing shade for everyday use. I absolutely adore the shade!


  • Paraben Free
  • Perfect shade for regular use.
  • Can be worn literally everywhere
  • Applies smoothly
  • Amazing pigmentation
  • Comes with its own sharpner
  • Transfers very little





The Partyholic-December 2016 Fab Bag Review

For a change, Fab Bag delivered too early this month, the day after I came back from my trip. So I decided to put a halt in my series of Andaman Travelogue to post the review.

The bag is a metallic hologram one, filled with goodies that are perfect for the season.

dsc_0983 So let’s get inside of the bag…


  • Be A Bombshell Lip Stain-Riot



I have the option to choose, and I chose this one. The shade is a lovely pink colour, and to check out the staying power, I didn’t wash off the swatch. For 12 long hours (until I went to sleep), there were no smudge, no transfer. When I woke up next morning, the swatch faded just a little, but still no smudge and it stayed that way until I showered. It’s been over 24 hours and there’s still a lovely hint of pink on my arm which I guess will require a little makeup remover. So I definitely adore the lip stain and can’t wait to create a makeup look wearing it.

  • Iba Halal Foot Massage Creamdsc_0995

A winter necessity…

  • Natural Bath & Body Hair Mist


If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know that I don’t put much effort on my hair. I guess it’s not supposed to do anything besides making my hair smell good.

  • Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Roll Ondsc_0991

This sounds like a terrific product with anyone with stretch marks and irritated skin. I have repeatedly talked about my hyper-sensitive skin which literally got burnt on my trip. My arms suffered a terrible sun allergy and I am hoping this roll on will help them recover.


So over all, I loved my December Bag, and since there’s so much time to order yours, here’s the link:

Fall Favourite Lipsticks

It’s almost winter and here I am writing about my top three fall favourite lip shades. I know it’s time already that I post my winter favourite lipsticks, which I did last year (Red Lipsticks- A Lipstick Lover’s Dream), but since my lipstick collection got a little bigger and better I guess I might have to repost it.
So back to my fall favourites. I don’t have much fall shades, since I don’t look good in them, I don’t buy them that much, unless I don’t wanna feel left out from all the fall trends. My sister however looks amazing in fall shades throughout the year, and I have gifted her a few which looks amazing on her. But since I am doing ‘my’ fall favourites, I am posting about the top three shades that looks good on me, but if you want to see her shades as well, I can do some editing.



My favourite one is the recent launch from Nykaa, So Matte in Wicked Wine. It’s so good! It’s a creamy matte with a super pigmentation, and it looks amazing on me.

[Review:Nykaa So Matte! Lipstick – Wicked Wine Review And Swatch ]


My second favourite is from Catrice Cosmetics- Lovely Lilac.


And lastly, the ultra Velour Lip Cream from Makeup Revolution- Not One FOr Playing Games. My favourite way to wear it is, wearing it over a hot pink lipstick to bring a purple hint.

So that’s my short list of Fall Favourite lip shades. Do you wanna see my updated Red Lipstick shades? I have many, and I can’t wait to brag about them 😀

Nykaa’s The Beauty Lab Review

I was supposed to write down my Winter PM skincare but after a certain disappointment here I am reviewing the The Beauty Lab box from Nykaa.

Note: Please pardon the all the more disappointing pictures. Both our DSLR and Compact are with my fiancé who is currently out for his bachelor trip (the date hasn’t been fixed yet, and there’s still more than a year left). And when I can’t get a hold of any camera I use my dad’s phone which does a pretty good job for a phone but unfortunately he won’t be home until late night and I couldn’t wait to share my disappointment with you guys, so I used my own mobile phone which takes shitty pictures.

What is The Beauty Lab:

It’s a beauty subscription box from Nykaa.

What They Claim:

It’s time to get sparkling and there’s no better date for your best friend’s wedding than The Beauty Lab’s subscription-only Brides’s Squad edit. Tried and tested by Nykaa’s team of beauty mavens, these fabulous products will make sure you are glowing and glossy from your tresses to your tips.

Bringing to you our favourite skincare, makeup and hair products that are dedicated entirely to bridal beauty. Perfect for every bride, sister of the bride, or bridesmaid to get ready for the bid day.


On my last post I wrote that my childhood best friend is getting married in a week and I am trying to get festive ready. She’s not a beauty junkie and did a bad job while doing her cosmetics shopping. So I was browsing through the Nykaa Website to get some perfect bridal colour cosmetics for her and that’s when I found out about The Beauty Lab box. I wasted no time ordering it thinking that it’s going to be the best gift for her, and of course I can add some other colour cosmetics in it if I wanted.

However there was no option for choosing the lip cream shade and I thought that may be if I order it first, they’ll send me a link to choose the shade just like Fab Bag does. Alas! There was nothing. I mailed the team to receive no reply. So I waited, praying that they don’t deliver the purple shaded lip cream and the white pastel nail polish (only shades that were available on their site).

After five days, my horror came true when I received the shades I was dreading.

Here’s everything that I received: 20161114_132248

  • Makeup Revolution Ultra Velour Lip Cream in the shade Not One For Playing Games:

Now correct me if I’m wrong, but which bride or bridesmaid will wear this shade on their/their best friend’s wedding? I mean look at that colour! There’s no denying the fact that it’s a lovely colour and the texture is so tempting. But even in Christian weddings we don’t were such bold colours, not even as bridesmaids. And search me a Bengali bride that isn’t wearing red lips! I know there are people who love to do unique and bold stuffs, but that’s not the majority of the population. And even though they have mentioned that it’s for the bridal squad as well, but no, I’m not going to wear this with my pink lehenga or my pink saree for that matter. And yes, I am aware that there’s many beautiful girls who would love wear this shade on their best friend’s wedding, but I will strongly stick to my point that a selection option would have nice.


Yes, I swatched the shade as I won’t be gifting it to her anyway. Guess I will have to wait for another delivery again.

  • Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquar in the shade S’mores Milkshake:20161114_132504

This could have been a good nail paint for Christian brides but we are talking about a tradition Bengali wedding here. Neither the bride, nor any friend will be able to wear it. But the shade is pretty.

  • Wella Professional Elements Shampoo and Mask 30 ml:

Finally something brilliant!20161114_132518

  • Bipha Ayurveda Red Sandalwood cream 15gm

Another brilliant product! I have high hopes on this. I don’t think sandalwood can ever go wrong.

  • Ecotique Saffron Oil 30 ml:


The name says it all!

So overall, the whole box is nicely curated. From hair to skin to makeup, they have covered every zone to prepare the bride for her special day. But the shades somehow ruined everything. I wonder how it didn’t occur to them that by giving the customer the choice for selection they would have been able to create the perfect gift for the bride? I mean had I received the bridal shades, it would have been my permanent go to wedding gift. But alas! Ordering a box and then separately ordering the colour cosmetics to switch is something I won’t do every damn time!

Where to Buy:

Nykaa Dual Tone Nail Enamel Remover Review

I am not much of a nail person because apart from being a beauty enthusiast, I also happen to be a musician and I love my guitar as much as I love the babies sitting in my dresser. The fact is, whenever I pick up my guitar, I always need to cut my finger nails first, as I have a rapid nail growth. So basically it’s useless to put much effort on my nails.
However, every girl needs to own a nail polish remover and I have been using the Lakme one which contains acetone. Now I don’t know much about removers, but a couple of times that I borrowed random removers from any friends, I ended up having dried and white nails and cuticles. Even the Lakme remover momentarily leaves a subtle white trace which I guess occurs because of the acetone.
I tried to move out of my comfort zone and try out the Nykaa Dual Tone remover because apparently all of Nykaa products sound promising.

Product Description

Say goodbye to stubborn nail enamels with the Nykaa Dual-tone Nail Enamel Remover. Its two phases are colored different, making it one-of-a-kind nail product. A single swipe of this acetone-free remover gets off all the nail enamel, leaving your nails residue-free, protected, and moisturized.
• The formulation does not dry the skin nor the surface of the nails.
• It is composed of a water phase enriched with moisturizing substances.
• Leaves your nails squeaky clean and hydrated.
• Fast acting.
• Acetone free.

How to use product

Shake the bottle before use to mix the two phases. Soak a cotton pad or swab in the Nykaa Dual-tone Nail Enamel Remover and swipe your nail enamel off.

The remover comes in a cute glass bottle which is not at all Travel Friendly. The nozzle is similar to any other nail polish remover.

My Experience:
The instruction clearly mentions that the product should be shaken well before use. The mixture of the purple and pink portion should be dabbed on the cotton ball. However, I completely forgot to shake when I used it first and applied it on old nail polish. My nail polish was intact and so was the colour of the cotton ball. This time I shook the remover, dabbed some more on a fresh cotton ball and only 10%of my nail polish came off. It took me another 4-5 efforts to completely get rid of the nail polish from a single finger. Now repeat that 4 more times. I was so frustrated that the fact that my nails didn’t turn white didn’t even matter.
The next time I used it on new nail polish and it took me a couple of swipes (and a little pressure) to completely get rid of the nail polish with no trace left behind. And my nails didn’t turn white. But the amount required was way more than what you require if you are using the Lakme remover. So I cannot tell that I am very much impressed.
If you are someone who’s not bothered by the presence of acetone (like me), I would suggest sticking with the Lakme remover or trying out different brands. But if you are, and you have so much patience you might be impressed
by what this remover does.
Will I repurchase it?
• Acetone free
• Doesn’t dries up the nails or cuticles
• Didn’t turn my nails white
• Budget Friendly
• Takes a lot effort
• Too much amount is required.
• Not travel-friendly
• Availability
Where to purchase?




Nykaa So Matte! Lipstick – Wicked Wine Review And Swatch

It’s been long that I have been writing about skincare and skincare only. So I decided to give you guys a break and a little colour cosmetic glimpse. If you have been reading my blog for quite a time, you’ll probably know that I am the type of person who relies on skincare more than makeup, that being said, I would kiss my flaws goodbye with intensive care rather than depending on concealers to do th m e job. I’m also the person who, if falls in love with a particular lip shade will wear it almost regularly letting the rests sit in the dresser and simply expire. My 2 years in office, I wore the shade Roseate Motive from Lakme 9-5 almost religiously, re-purchasing 3 times. And when I finally thought it’s about time I do justice to the rest of the shades, Sugar Cosmetics launched Scarlett O’Hara and I wear it literally everywhere unless course it’s too inappropriate to wear such a bold shade.  So you guys have probably guessed by now that I am not the person who’ll order the whole set of lipsticks when a range gets launched. So after checking out all the shades I finally found a shade that’s not sitting in my dresser and getting expired. The only fall shade I own is a plum one from Catrice Cosmetics so I went for the Wicked Wine when Nykaa launched their So Matte collection.


I love matte lipsticks because 1) they last longer on my lips than the glossier shades, 2) they look better on me. When I ordered the lipstick I was a bit sceptical because I didn’t know what I was expecting with just Rs 399/-. But I had full faith on Nykaa.




I really didn’t expect such a luxurious packaging in just 399/-. The magnetic clasp has to be the show stealer.


Mild vanilla scent.


My Experience:

I don’t know about the lighter shades, but this on super pigmented and applied smoothly with a single swipe. The texture is rather creamy instead of being flat matte which I am really fond of. I didn’t wear it for a long period of time but it stayed put for about 5-6 until I washed my face.



Overall, I am impressed. I am even planning to purchase a few more shades from the range.


  • Affordable
  • Luxurious, comes with a magnetic clasp
  • Travel friendly
  • Glides very smoothly
  • Stayed put until I washed my face


  • Transferred a little



Will I recommend it?


My Envy Box October 2016 Edition Review

Anniversary editions of any beauty box is never to be missed. When it comes to My Envy Box, they never fail to make it special. I really had high hopes for this months’s box, and they didn’t disappoint. Let’s take a look at everything that I got.



  1. Forest Essentials – Facial Cleansing PasteRs.925/- for 15 gm p_20161020_230743
  2. AYCA- Jasmine Body Wash – Rs.438 /-for 100ml p_20161020_230219
  3. Vert- Loose Powder (Full Size) – Rs.1,250 for 10gm p_20161020_230930 p_20161020_230959
  4. Vichy- Ideal White Brightening Deep Cleansing Foam- Rs. 230/- for 15ml p_20161020_230652
  5. Nertia Nail Art 80 for 1 pack p_20161020_231107

I’m not much into manicure as I simply cannot afford to keeps my nails long as I play guitar, so I’ve never worn a Nail Art and I have no idea if they are supposed to stick to the other side. (I guess they are not)

  1. Babor Extra Firmimg Cream p_20161020_230347
  2. Skinyoga Post Workout Neem Purifierp_20161020_230847

I used it today after working out and am already hooked

  1. Bioderma Suscreen


My least favourite. I’ve earlier got two samples of them and they are not suitable for my skin as they are chemical sunscreens


So that’s all. If you haven’t ordered yours yet, I would highly suggest not missing it.

You can get yours here:

Be A BombShell Eyeshadow Crayon- High Roller Review

I’m a sucker for eye make ups so you can understand my joy upon receiving a full-sized eye shadow crayon. I have never used an eye shadow crayon before, but I do own a cream eye shadow from Givenchy and I love it. Sometimes when I’m in a hurry or I don’t want to do a dramatic eye makeup, I line my eyes with a (thick coat) colour pencil (usually a turquoise or an olive green shade) and then with a liquid eye liner.  I love the way it looks. Also, since I travel lot during weekends, I find it annoying to carry my eye shadow palettes with me everywhere. My solo shades, most preferably my cream shadow and my eye pencils come in really handy. So when I received this eye shadow crayon I had such high hopes. I thought may be my problem with carrying my palettes with me will end here, I thought if this crayon works fine, I will purchase the other shades as well.



To my major disappointment, the crayon wasn’t half as near as I expected. Of course if we talk about convenienc it’s really easy to carry, doesn’t need sharpening as it’s a twist up crayon, and it’s easily to apply. Also the shade is an amazing olive green with golden shimmer. What’s not to like right? Well the pigmentation ruined everything. It took me about 5-6 coats until the colour was visible enough  be caught on the camera. I’m talking about just the swatch here. When I actually applied it on my eyes it was a worse story. I had to keep coating, and the colour was poorly building up as the formula is too creamy and too greasy. I have a wheatish skin tone and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to make any colour visible on my face. In fact my eye pencils from Catrice Cosmetics look much cooler than this crayon turned out. Sure enough the creamy formula didn’t last on my eye lids for more than a couple of hours. It will work really good as a base when you finish it off with a powder shadow, but I was completely wrong when I thought that this is going to be my weekend travel companion, it certainly won’t.




Rs. 1200


  • Convenient, travel friendly
  • Creamy formula
  • Acts as a good base
  • Blends smoothly


  • Poor Pigmentation
  • Over priced
  • Doesn’t dry out



Sugar Cosmetics It’s A-Pout Time Lipstick Review: Mad Magenta

You guys might have noticed that I review mostly skincare products and not many makeup products, but that does not mean in any way that I am not a makeup geek. I love makeup as much as any of you do, however, I often times ignore reviewing them for some unknown reason. So today I’m going to review a lipstick for the first time.


Sugar cosmetics has launched the It’s A-Pout time range after their hugely successful launch of the Matte As Hell lipstick. I loved the shade Scarlett O’hara from the Matte As Hell range so much that I literally wore it everywhere, unless I’m going somewhere where bold lips is a big no. I wore it at parties, at weddings, at meetings, literally everywhere. That one time I wore it as a bridesmaid and the other bridesmaids borrowed it from me much to my dismay (gross) and all of them ended up purchasing it for themselves. After owning the Scarlett O’hara, all my other lipsticks became somewhat useless, and that’s when I received the Mad Magenta with my Fab Bag. Now I spend at least 10 minutes deciding over the O’hara and Mad Magenta.


The Mad Magenta comes in a classic black packaging. You twist the bullet and the cylindrical shaped lipstick comes out. Sometimes when I’m in a hurry, the shape becomes a pain while doing the Cupid ’s bow. I would suggest using a lip liner for a better application. The colour is a hot Fuchsia and I am a sucker for hot pink shades. The colour is buildable. Even if the colour is perfect for parties and festivals, you can always wear it at work, and literally everywhere.


Unlike the Matte As Hell, this lipstick has a gel matte formula and is very comfortable to wear. As I repeatedly wrote on my previous articles that I rarely have my makeup on for long periods of time after quitting my job, I really can’t tell if the staying hours are as long as the Matte As Hell Range, but it stayed on my lips for about 5-6 hrs (the longest I’ve been out recently) which I think is pretty decent.

Here’s a look that I created wearing this baby:


Geri G Innocent Foundation Review

Hey guys, hope you all are doing fine. Today I’m going to review the Geri G Foundation that I received with my last month’s Fab Bag. Surely receiving a full sized foundation with a beauty bag can be considered a blast. After 2 Fab Bag disasters they finally made it up to me. So without wasting any of our precious moments let’s get to the review.

Geri G. is a celebrity makeup artist and a licensed Aesthetician who knows exactly what our skin wants. While I prefer using a foundation to even out my skin tone, I really hate the feeling of a heavy foundation sitting on my skin, thus I often getaway wearing a tinted moisturiser in the evening and a cushion compact during the day time. However, finding the right foundation had been in my bucket list for quiet sometime. So when I received the foundation which matched my skin tone I over came with joy. Of course I chose the shade(medium) by myself but I was still not sure if the shade’s gonna match my skin, but to my joy, it did.


I really liked the sturdy look of the packaging, a transparent plastic bottle with a hygienic pump, really really travel friendly. You can just see how much product is left in the bottle. And the perks? The pump squirts exactly the amount required.


Non-masking and nourishing to the skin, Geri G.®’s exclusive water-based formula combines moisturizing benefits of Squalene Oil from olives , green tea, white tea, with radiant pigments that conceal imperfections and illuminate the complexion.

Weightless and hydrating, Innocent Foundation glides on seamlessly and provides all-day sheer to moderate coverage with a natural matte finish. For all skin types.

My Experience:

Given to   fact that I am still unaware where I can get the original beauty blender, I prefer using my fingers to apply and blend my foundation.  I prefer following my makeup routine on a clean, moisturized and primed face and boy! The foundation did blend amazingly well giving a medium coverage. It successfully concealed some dark spots, leaving just the stubborn one that I got from a pimple while PMSing. I even got away without wearing a concealer on some occasions and my laziness really, really thanked this foundation for that. The formula is lightweight and doesn’t make you feel like it’s sitting on your face. Because I haven’t worn makeup for a longer period of time in the past few months I can’t really talk about its long lasting claim, but it did keep my face fresh for as long as I’ve worn it every single time.

If you ask me if I liked it, then honestly, I love it, and it’s one of the rare items that I’m gonna repeat purchase (I usually don’t as I like trying out new stuffs all the time). But if you have some major spots and you are looking for something to wear during festivals or weddings then I am not sure if you are going to like it.




  • Ingredient list <3
  • Travel friendly
  • Hides minor imperfections
  • Light weight
  • Looks luxurious
  • Hygienic


  • Doesn’t conceal stubborn spots, but then again it doesn’t claim high coverage
  • Can be a bit pricey
  • Mattifying finish, despite the illuminating claims



Bodyography Foundation Primer Clear Review

So today I’m going to review the first primer I’ve ever tried. I know, being a makeup geek, it’s a little weird not to have used a primer before. May be that explains why my make up gets ruined pretty fast. I had no idea which brand to go for, so upon browsing a little I ordered the Bodyography foundation primer via Aplava.


About Bodyography Foundation primer-Clear:
 Pamper your skin with the goodness of natural extracts from green tea and grape seed. The Bodyography Foundation Primer Veil Clear is completely oil free weightless primer with the best formulation of anti-oxidants, vitamins A and E. Suitable for all skin types, it acts as a rejuvenated therapy for dull and tired looking skin giving it a soft, silky smooth and flawless base. A major hit amongst professional make-up artists the Veil Foundation Primer comes in mesmerizing shades of clear, bronzing and shimmer formulas.


  • Extends wear of foundation.
  • Won’t irritate sensitive skin.
  • Over time, aids in evening out skin tone.
  • Can be used under wet / dry formulas (allow a few minutes for primer to set).
  • Veil foundation primer is safe for under eye use.

Price: Rs. 375 for 15 mL tube.

Instructions: For a flawless finish, apply Bodyography Veil Foundation Primer after skin care, but before foundation.


Because it is that first primer that I’ve ever used, I had no idea what to expect, so I went through my pretty usual make up routine, starting with a clean canvas, applying a toner and a moisturizer and following up with the primer. The primer is a thick gel, and requires a very small amount for the whole face and neck. Upon application it blended instantly, leaving the skin velvety smooth. Touching the skin became a pleasure in itself and the foundation application became as smooth as it can get.

Ever since I left my job last December, I’ve never really worn makeup for a long time so I really can’t tell if it increased the staying power. That one time I wore it on a very humid day (under a tinted moisturizer and not a foundation) and my whole face ended up being cakey by the time I reached my destination. The other time I wore it during a mildly humid day(under a lightweight foundation) and halfway through my makeup I had to go down stairs and my foundation started caking up a little bit by the time I came back in front of the mirror. I have to admit that the humidity in Kolkata has to be the culprit, because the couple of times that I wore this primer on pleasant days, my make up stayed put until I came home so I guess this might be an ideal choice for the winter, and probably for all dry skin beauties, and also beauties from cities that enjoys pleasant/cold weather throughout the year.

P.S: I have a combination skin.


  • Makes the skin velvety smooth
  • Makes the foundation application smooth
  • Travel friendly
  • Pocket friendly
  • There’s nothing special about the packaging but for some unknown reason I found it quite appealing.
  • Didn’t break out my super sensitive skin


  • Can get caked up if worn during the summer.



Herbal Henna/Mehendi Vs Red or Chinese Mehendi

About a couple of years back, I was surfing the internet while I came across a Facebook post, warning people about the dangers of using Henna. Curiosity took the better of me and I had to go through the whole post, only to find out that the women who wrote the post actually applied the ‘Made in China’ version of Henna and apparently the post was shared widely, with none of the commentators having any idea of what Henna actually is.

Being an Indian, I had to defend the culture of my country. True, the origin of Henna is a bit controversial. Claims have it that the henna plant originated in Egypt and was regularly carried away to India. The very name ‘Mehendi’ (other name for Henna) derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā. The application of Henna dates back to the Vedic days and has been described in the Hindu Vedic Ritual Books.  But let’s not get any deeper about the origin today. Fact is that it is an Indian tradition.

The mehendi or henna is actually the paste of Henna leaves and can be applied on the hair as a conditioner or put in a cone to make henna tattoos. They are good for the skin as well as the hair with absolutely no side effects. There are many type of Mehendi designs with the Arabic Style being my favourite. You are supposed to draw a design on your palms and wait for about 2 hrs. The mehendi will eventually dry out and start falling off your palm leaving an orangish design on your hands. By the next day the colour will start getting darker.

So this one time, I bought a few cones, hoping to try out some new designs. I wasn’t aware that there was a fake/modified version of mehendi out in the market. I cut the cone as usual and the colour started dripping. I was like what the hell happened here! I went on to apply it, only to find out that instead of a greenish paste, a red liquid colour is coming out which is somewhat easy to apply. A few minutes, and the colour was all set on my palms, rather like a nail polish. I didn’t have to wait; I didn’t have to get rid of the dried paste. A bright red design filled my palms. 3-4 days later I started freaking out when the design started pulling out like a sticker, sometimes taking my skin with it. I called a friend and came to know that what I have applied is called a Chinese Mehendi and has a bad reputation of pulling out skins and sometimes worse, give you severe skin infections. I was horrified, but I had nothing to do but wait until the whole design came off with some of my skins. This happened about 5 years ago I guess, may be before I graduated college. I never touched the Chinese mehendi again.

If you are a mehendi newbie, chances are the store owner will try to convince you to buy the Chinese ones, telling you that people are using these ones nowadays as you won’t have to wait for an hour. But you need to avoid the temptation, as I have only heard horrible stories from people who have used the Chinese Mehendi, except for my boyfriend’s sister of course. The Chinese Mehendi doesn’t seem to bother her skin and she seems to love them as well. She will apply the bright red mehendi on one palm, wait for a few minutes and apply on the other hand. Her skill never fails to amaze me and her brother.

My point here is, the red mehendi may or may not suit your skin. If you have tried and tested it on your own palms and they work perfectly fine, then you can consider yourself lucky. But if not, I would suggest not trying to find out as I have seen it go terribly wrong. And if you live in a different country and want to wear The Henna Tattoo (no racism, I am just addressing people from other countries with lesser knowledge about Mehendi) make sure you are choosing the right one. In India, no Mehendi artist will use the Red cone, they use their homemade cones made out of henna leaves, but if you are getting it from a store, make sure to ask for the ‘Herbal Henna’ and may be even try some other store if the storekeeper tries to convince you otherwise.



That’s my sister’s palms by the way. It was clicked 2 days after she wore it, when the colour was at it’s best. 


And this is my sister-in-laws palm, clicked about half an hour after she wore it.

P.S: While I dedicated the whole article on the dangers of red mehendi, I should probably mention that some ‘herbal’ claimed mehendi brand uses so much chemical that you can even read news on people being hospitalized after wearing low quality medendi, so while choosing a ‘herbal’ mehendi opt for a better quality one, my personal favourite is Singh and no I’m not being paid to write it. 😀

Etude House I Need You Pearl Review

Any regular reader of my blog would know that Etude House happens to be one of my much loved Korean Skincare brands. I have fallen in love with their lip scrub as well as their sheet masks in the past. It’s no secret that I’m crazy for sheet masks. If I lived in Korea, I would sheet mask every day. However, I live in India, where sheet mask isn’t that easily available as I wish they were so I stick to sheet masking twice a day.

A few days ago I reviewed a face wash with a very high pH level which turned my skin somewhat dull and lifeless. I suffered from high fever after that for exactly a week. Thankfully my fever didn’t take its toll on my skin (FYI I didn’t skip my skincare routine for a single day) but my skin remained lifeless throughout.

A couple of days after I recovered from my fever I knew it was high time to give my skin some extra attention, and post exfoliating I took out my Pearl Brightening Sheet Mask. Usually I throw the sheet mask in the refrigerator for about an hour before I apply it, but because I recently recovered from fever and cold I skipped it. I applied it after double cleansing, exfoliating and toning. The fitting was exactly like the other sheet masks from the “I Need You Mask” from Etude House I’ve used, the eye holes were a little tiny for me, but the rest of the fitting was good.


The consistency of the serum was neither too thick nor too runny and while it was not exactly transparent, it was clearer than any sheet mask soaked in a milky serum. As usual I kept it on for about 35 minutes and it didn’t completely dry up. There were excess serum left on the packet to cover the neck and the arms but I don’t bother applying it on my arm as it feels irritatingly sticky. After I pulled the mask out, I could feel the hydration on my skin. It took a little time and a little patting after the serum got completely soaked into my skin and I finished it off with my night cream.


The following morning I woke up with an immensely nourished and hydrated skin. Exactly what my skin needed after 3 weeks of usage of a cleanser with a pH level so high. Even though the sheet mask claims to give the skin a brightening effect, I didn’t notice any.  The price of the mask is too cheap to expect too much and I am just glad that it recovered my skin from the dullness.



  • Affordable
  • Hydrating and nourishing
  • Plenty of essence


  • Even if there was any brightening effect, it was too little to notice

Will I purchase it again?

May be I will select a different mask from the “I Need You” Range Next time. But I will still stock up on this one in case my skin needs recovery again.



Look Book: The Rustic Boho

I’ve talked about my love for nature and environment in a previous post and I decided to incorporate this love for nature through my styling and fashion. So I teamed up with this brand called Grass Spider who sells eco- friendly merchandise at a very reasonable price, and from fashion to lifestyle, they’ve got a pretty good collection I must say.

About The Brand:
Grass Spider is a sustainability conscious venture. We devotedly sell green products and organic apparel, and provide excellent customer service. We ensure that our products do not have much negative impact on ecology and environment. We sell a variety of stylish, ecofriendly and skin friendly merchandise. To better serve market demand and to incorporate uniqueness in our venture we have categorized our products as Virgin Products, Upcycled products & Recycled products.


I’m not much of a jewellery person but I’ve got this crazy obsession with head gears so I used their upcycled necklace designed by Idesign, to create this boho/hippie look which I can’t stop admiring myself. Let me elaborately explain my admiration here. My boyfriend clicked these pictures on Sunday, and sent me the edited files the day before yesterday when I was down with high fever. The following day I spent waiting for my temperature to get down so that I can actually sit down and write this article but it kept increasing. So here I am, shivering and writing, because the words in my head wouldn’t just go away and my brain can finally rest once I am done with this article. So apologies in advance, in case you think this article is loosely written and has got plenty of mistakes as my brain just won’t co-operate with me at this moment.

I tried to create a natural look so I skipped the foundation and the primer (guilty) and a few other stuffs which I thought weren’t necessary to create a rustic look.

So here’s the whole makeup detail:

  • Concealer- Lollipop concealer anticerns
  • Concealer Brush- Bodyography Concealer Brush
  • Compact Powder- Lotus HerbalsPure Radiance Natural Compact SPF 15
  • Eye Shadow- Be A bombshell Eye Crayon: High Roller
  • Eye Liner- Lakme Absolute
  • Kohl- Lakme Eyeconic Kajal
  • Mascara- Chambor Infinite Lengths Lengthening Mascara
  • Eye Brow Pencil- Catrice Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil
  • Lipstick- Sugar Cosmetics It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick : Mag Magenta



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Hope you guys liked this look. If you did, please show some love some by giving me your valuable feedbacks as I’m super excited about this look.

P.S: In case you would like to browse some eco-friendly stuffs for yourself here’s the link to their site:

July 2016 Fab Bag Review

After my major disappointment with last month’s Fab Bag, they seemed to have made it up this month. I was pretty impressed when they asked which shade I would prefer from the Sugar Cosmetics It’s A Pout Time Range. It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Sugar Cosmetics lipsticks and knowing that I’m getting one with my Fab Bag was a delight. So I chose the shade Mad Magenta and before I realized that it’s already July the bag was resting on my table.

Only last month I said that I found my cosmetic pouch. However, this month’s bag gave the last one a tough competition. I might be travelling tomorrow and I am still not sure which one to carry with me.



See what I’m talking about?

So here’s everything that was inside the bag…


Sugar Cosmetics, Mad Magenta:


Still not over adoring this shade yet…

Neemli Naturals Bengal Gram exfoliator:


Johara Instant Radiance face scrub:


Mmmmm….. not a huge fab of apricot scrubs…

Pep Moisture Velvet Shampoo:


Pretty excited to use this one…


Fab Bag Mishap-June 2016 Fab Bag Review

I have stopped subscribing to Beauty Bags a couple of months back. I really need to make some room for my beauty products before ordering further products. However, I ran out of my usual eye cream a few days back and have been using a new one which is not making any visible improvement to my stubborn dark circles. While I was ordering a new eye cream (before my previous eye cream ran out) I found out that the June Fab Bag contains the Janseen RoC Eye Cream. How convenient! It was the fourth and already a few people had received their bags. Without wasting any more time I subscribed to the 3 months plan. Probably around 17th June I received a text asking me to select the Shade for the Be A Bombshell Eye Shadow Crayon. At this point, I’ve been thinking things cannot get any better than this.

However, my June Fab Bag turned out to be a nightmare when I received it yesterday. It contained only three products, two of which were tiny samples. To my horror, I realized that I’ve received may be a 10ml sample of Nyassa face wash instead of the RoC cream. There was a shea butter and a coffee scrub, I searched and searched the bag but the Be a Bombshell Eye Shadow Crayon was nowhere to be found. I looked into the product details card and it clearly said that there’s a Be A Bombshell inside the bag, but honestly, there wasn’t.

I immediately mailed the Fab Bag Crew letting them know about the mishap and today morning I received a mail from them letting me know that they are shipping me the missing product. Phew! At least it isn’t a total mishap after all. I should say that the Fab Bag Crew is real fast with fixing their mishaps. That one time I received a broken eye shadow and then they sent me another one. Another time, I was travelling and returned to a messy Fab Bag with a leaked Votre Serum inside. Their policy said that you need to mail them within 48hrs after receiving the bag but I was about a week late. Still I mailed them, clearly knowing that I’ll receive a negative answer, which I did. But the next day I received a call from the Votre team and within a few days the Serum was at my door step. However, since you need to send them a picture of the damaged product, and in this case the whole product was missing, so I was worrying that I’ll get a negative answer. Honestly speaking, if I did, it would have been my last order, but I didn’t, instead I received a mail around the afternoon letting me know that the missing product has been shipped. But I really can’t hold the review waiting for the Be A Bombshell to be at my door step, especially when the expected date of delivery is 3rd July.

So here’s everything I received with My June Fab Bag:


Skin Yoga Coffee Body Scrub:


The only full-sized product so far. I love coffee, and I love body scrubs, so there’s no denying the fact I’ll enjoy using it. But taken to the fact that there’s really no space on my cabinet (I happen to be a shower freak and I can literally do a post showing off my body scrub, body wrap and shower gel collection) I am not jumping in joy upon receiving the product.

Nyassa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil:


One word, disappointment.

Karite Buerre Pure Shea Butter:


20g sample. I have no clue how to use it. I might love if I can use it as a face cream without my face sweating.


So that’s it. That’s all I’ve received with my June Fab bag. I’ll make sure to update this post once I receive my Be A Bombshell. I’m still disappointed on not receiving the eye cream. May be they ran out of stock and I ordered late (4th  June). At least the bag looks amazing. I would have spent the whole amount on purchasing the bag itself. Since you guys know I travel too much (hometown à Kolkata, Kolkata -> hometown and occasional trips), you guys can guess which Fab Bag I’ll use as a make-up pouch from now on…