Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Swatch: Diamond Cosmetics I'm Raven About You

Monday, December 7, 2009

NOTD: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mauve It + Milani Creme Brule

I got Sally Hansen Insta-Dri and Mauve It. Its a lovely pink, but something about it was off. So I put a coat of Milani Creme Brule (a pale pale Beige) over it and this is the result. I love the soft pink!!!!!! This is what I wanted Zoya Barbie to look like (which btw is way too cool toned for me)

Do you like this shade on my hands?

Other post on Sally Hansen Insta-Dri colors

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Love of the week - Cetaphil Cleansers

Cetaphil sells two types of cleansers.

[1] Daily Facial Cleanser: Great for normal-oily skin. I actually have dry skin and I use it everyday to remove my makeup. Love it!!

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Masking Fragrance, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben.

[2] Gentle Skin Cleanser: Cetaphil recommends this one for folks with dry skin. I love to use this with my Clarisonic Brush for a nice exfoliation every weekend.

Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My top 5 favorite fragrances

My top 5 favorite perfumes, not in any specific order.

1. Juicy by Juicy Couture

Notes: Watermelon, Mandarin, Pink Passion Fruit, Marigold, Green Apple, Water Hyacinth, Crushed Leaves, Tuberose Absolute, Wild Rose, Princess Lily, Tuberose, Caramel Creme Brulee, Vanilla, Precious Woods, Patchouli.

Style: Flirtatious. Romantic. Precious.

2. Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker

Notes: Fresh Mandarin, Bergamot, Rosewood, Lavender, Apple Martini, Patchouli, Paper Whites, Orchid, Cedar, White Amber, Musk Woods.

Style: Fashionable. Sexy. Fun.

3. J'adore by Dior

Notes: Mandarin, Champaca Flowers, Ivy, African Orchid, Rose, Violet, Damascus Plum, Amaranth Wood, Blackberry Musk.

Style: For the confident, sensual woman who celebrates her femininity - this is Dior's golden girl.

4. Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana

Notes: Sicilian Citron, Bluebell, Granny Smith Apple, Jasmine Sambac, Bamboo, White Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Musk.

Style: Deep and true.

5. Miracle by Lancome

: The top notes sparkle with freesia and lychee. The power of spice breaks through the middle notes lighting the fragrance with ginger and pepper. The Heart reveals sensual notes of jasmine and magnolia.

Style: Modern. Sophisticated. Light-filled. Serene

So dear readers, what are your top 5 fragrances? I am always looking at trying new products...

Monday, November 30, 2009

Love of the week: CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner

I think I have found a decent dupe of the Stila Kajal in Oynx (Permanent) and the MAC Kohl in Feline (Limited edition). Drum roll please.......................its the CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx! I think I bought it for $5-6 USD.

I actually used up the entire eyeliner before writing this review, so I guess that proves that I really liked it:) It not as creamy as the Stila and MAC, and not as black either, but its the closest that I have found. In fact it's formula is just perfect for waterliner, since it does not smudge under the eye (MAC Feline gives me racoon eyes!)

Try it and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Love of the week - Stacked Bangles

I simply adore these stacked bangles in gold called "Cara Accessories Bangle Set". I saw at Nordstorm and they retail for $58. I think this is just crazy pricey. I will try to track down something similar on my trip to India.

If I have any readers from India, have you seen something similar?

Monday, November 23, 2009

NOTD: Diamond Cosmetics Oh Tiff!!

Keep or toss?

50% off sale at maidenform.com

If you like maidenform stuff, stock up today!! It's a great sale for one day only. It expires at 11.59 pm EST on 11/23/09. Free shipping over $75.

Neutral "5-min" Look

Items used:
  • Prime lids with Urban Decay's Primer Potion
  • Pack in Lancome Vue on lid
  • Line upper lid with Mad Minerals Black Cherry gel liner
  • Line waterline with black kohl - I used BB Black Ink
  • Curl Lashes and apply you favorite mascara - I have used Cover Girl Lash Blast
  • Define eyebrows with dark brown powder - I have used NYC Browser for Brunettes, and set them with brow wax. The NYC Browser come with both the powder and wax.