This new 60 second make up kit from Faces & Trunk Label is exactly what the stylist ordered!!

Recently Faces Canada arranged a bloggers meet to introduce us to this newly launched makeup kit in collaboration with ‘The Trunk Label’. Being a sucker for make up and accessories, I welcomed this concept as it is fresh and will work really well for people who are always on the run. The event was fun with bloggers getting to know the product better as well as get a chance to experiment with the different looks that were displayed.

About the Makeup kit: 

The 60 second makeup kit has been designed by Bipasha Basu herself. These 5 trend inspired It kits comprises of trendy makeup essentials from FACES Canada and head-turning statement jewels from ‘TheTrunkLabel’ to get you ready for the world in 60 seconds flat. Ready to rule the world ladies…

What are the five looks?

1. Azure mermaid

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The look is very tropical and reminds me of the beautiful ocean. The kit contains:

FACES Ultime Pro Lip Crème Nude Mojito 4.6 ml
FACES I Shine E/S Quartet Blue 4 g
FACES Glam On Perfect Noir Eyeliner Black 3.8 ml
FACES Glam On Blush Cocktail Peach 5 gm
TheTrunkLabel NEELAM Necklace
Gold Pouch

Recommended for: Gorgeous beach vacations

Buy it here

2. The Glam Godess

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This is hands down my favourite look and this is what I also got from them. The kit contains:

FACES Hi Shine Nail Enamel Bombay Lights 9ml
FACES Glam On Color Perfect Lipstick Bare Again 3.5gm
FACES Glam On Blush Gold Dust 5 gm
FACES Glam On Color Perfect Palett Captivate 6 gm
TheTrunkLabel GOLDIE Necklace
Gold Pouch
Recommended for: The glittering cocktail party.
Buy it here.
 3. Floral Darling
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This kit is pure floral chic. Its perfect to create a day look. The kit contains:
FACES Hishine Nail Enamel True Peach 9 ml
FACES Ultime Pro Longwear Lipstick Pretty Me 2.5 gm
FACES Eye Pencil Metal Brown 1.2 g
FACES Glam On Blush Coral Pink 5 gm
TheTrunkLabel ROSA Ring & Bracelet Set
Gold Pouch
Recommended for: Sunday brunches
Buy it here
4. Midnight Siren
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This look is bold personified. The pearl necklace is to die for.. The kit contains:
FACES Ultime Pro Lip Crème Red Mary 4.6 ml
FACES Ultime Pro Longwear Lipstick Red Addict 2.5 gm
FACES Eye Pencil Solid Black 1.2 g
FACES Nail Enamel Tinted Red 9ml
TheTrunkLabel PERLA Necklace
Recommended for: Painting the town red
Buy it here
5. Pop Princess
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Another day look. If you love pop colors and candies then this is perfect for you. The kit contains:
FACES Nail Enamel Matte Ibiza 9ml
FACES Nail Enamel Matte Firestick 9ml
FACES Hi Shine Nail Enamel Envy 9ml
FACES Hi Shine Nail Enamel Enchanted 9ml
FACES Hishine Nail Enamel Lemon Fizz 9 ml
FACES Nail Enamel Invisible Mermaid 9 ml
FACES Nail Enamel Remover Transparent 30 ml
TheTrunkLabel MADONNA Necklace
Gold Pouch
Recommended for: People gazing at cute cafes!!
Buy it here
Which is you favourite look?

The quintessential maxi dress…

I love maxi dresses. They are the most versatile piece of clothing that every girl should own. The best part about maxi dresses is that, they can be styled up or down depending on the time and the occasion. Currently, we are totally  spoilt for choice with the different variations available in the market; from animal prints to pastels, to embellished ones, to the simple cotton ones, you can take your pick. The pastel hued ones are my favourite. I try to stick to the montoned ones without prints which makes it easy for me accessorise. For me its like a blank palette ready to be painted with colors I like.

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This peach maxi dress from Oxolloxo is perfect for the Sunday brunch. Its is light, breezy and I love the ruffled front. I have styled the look with a dark pink floral neckpiece from Forever 21. Instead of a necklace, you can also opt for a gold toned handcuff and statement earrings.

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Since I wanted to keep my look subtle, I have paired my pink maxi dress with light blue sling bag from Forever new and red embellished ring from Style Fiesta.

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what do you think about the look?

Dress: Oxolloxo (Buy it here)

Neckpiece: Forever21

Blue Sling bag: Forever New

Lip embellished Ring: Style Fiesta

*This blog post is brought to you in association with Oxolloxo. They really have some pretty stuff so check them out. Happy shopping..

Review- MyGLamm Studio and beauty incubator

There has been a growing influx of beauty services being offered at your doorstep. In an age, where technology is booming by the minute, the need for impulsive beauty services has been triggered by the highly evolved and digital savvy consumer. MyGlamm is one such service that offers bespoke beauty services at your doorstep; pamper yourself with on-demand hair, beauty and grooming services by expert artists from the industry at your convenience. They also have an incubator that helps artists to connect with potential clients. This is also the same experienced team that brought to India the finest salons & spas such as the French L’OCCITANE Spas, the New York based Warren Tricomi Salons and the fashionable ELLE Spas & Salons.

I decided to visit their beauty incubator situated at one of the mills in Lower Parel to get my service done rather than calling them at my home.  On entering, the first thing that I noticed was the beautifully done interiors; Vintage chic and full points for creativity. From the brick walls to the brightly pained doors, everything looks chic and well maintained.The place is huge with their own studio, call center as well as the service area equipped with the latest beauty equipment and products.

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The entrance
The entrance

My service: Moroccanoil Ritual Hair Spa

Time: 60 mins

With the monsoon wrecking havoc on my poor hair, I had booked an appointment for the Moroccan ritual hair spa which sounded comforting to me. I was introduced to Jyostna, who is a senior stylist here and used to work at VLCC previously. After I gave a brief on my hair condition and texture, she proceeded to do a scalp check and examined my hair thoroughly. After she shared her observations, she gave me a detailed account of the procedure for the hair spa. Here is what it entailed:

  • Since my hair is colored and had gone frizzy, she used the Moroccanoil moisture repair shampoo to wash my hair.
  • My hair was then slathered with a mixture of  Moroccanoil restorative hair mask mixed with Moroccan oil and combed finely so that my entire hair was well covered.
  • This was followed with massage and steam which was so relaxing for a Thursday afternoon.
  • Wash and blow dry

Result:

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My hair looked visibly shinier, soft and frizz free. It fell into soft waves unlike the rough ones that I came with, and of course it smelled heavenly. I would surely go for this treatment every 20 days to maintain the texture. What stood out for me was the care and the level of hygiene they maintain on a regular basis. There was no sign of hurry or trying to wrap up my service quickly. They are priced quite economically so won’t burn a hole in your pocket.  If you are feeling too lazy to step out, call them them and host a spa party for your girlfriends. The possibilities are endless.

Price: Rs 1,700

Check out MyGlamm at: http://myglamm.com/

Simply call 18003000 to book your appointment.

Consumers can also avail the services with MyGlamm app that will be launching soon on Android & iOS.

June Sugar Box Review – The Red Carpet Edition!!

So this is the first time that I have subscribed to Sugar Box. Currently the box phenomenon is very popular, with the likes of Fab bag, envy box etc. flooding the market. While I had very average experiences with most of them, sugar box has tried to do something different in this sphere. They have curated very cute and girly stuff such as jewelry, gourmet treats, lifestyle and beauty products for their monthly box. It is a welcome change from the tiny samples that we normally get from the others.

For the June edition, they had a red carpet themed box aka all that you need to get ready to walk the red carpet in style and let the spotlight shine on you. I was intrigued by the theme, so I had to order a box for myself and the box didn’t disappoint.

Just to give you a glimpse on the packaging. It is a white box with red ribbons tied around it. Gives you an impression of a large gift box and who doesn’t adore that? I know I do.

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Here is the Red Carpet edition un-boxed:

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What the box contains:

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Clockwise from the left:

1. Trinklet- This is a cute cocktail ring that I received (Rs. 450)

2. Jewellery stand- This could be used for hanging those delicate chains and pendants that always entangled when kept in a box. I hate when that happens. (Rs. 650)

3. Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick- Its a hot pink shade. I am yet to try it out. (Rs. 180)

4. Odiva Nail removing wipes- I got four of those. They are acetone free and Vitamin-e enriched.

5. Eye lash curler- you know what to do with it (Rs 350)

6. Heart mints- Had a few and I am making another addition very soon (Rs. 100)

7. Cartoon selfie stick- Not a boring one but really quirky. With the selfie obsession reaching sky high, its a must have today. (Rs. 850)

8. Book Clutch- Its an Eiffel tower book clutch. Perfect but the only thing missing is the magnet that would keep it closed. That a minus that I see. However, you can use it as a box but I am going to fix it with something and use it as a clutch.

Total value of the box: Rs. 3530

What I paid for it: Rs 1499

All in all I am quite satisfied with the products. I would have liked to see some more sparkle and glamour because it is a red carpet edition, but nevertheless I think I am quiet satisfied with it.

Subscription details: 

If you want to subscribe, click here

Every month they have a themed box. For July, they have come up with the monsoon edition which would surely have some good stuff to look forward to. While the current month subscription box is priced at Rs 1499, the older boxes from the previous months are still available on the website at a price of Rs 1899. They also sell the individual products on the website. So you can pick and choose your favorites.

 

Also they maintain a certain amount of secrecy regarding the products that go into the box, so its a surprise when you receive the box.  Once booked, you can expect the delivery by the end of the month.

Rating: 4/5

 

Product Review – Maybelline color show Go Graffiti

If you are a sucker for nail art, you will surely love these newly launched ‘Color show Go Graffiti’ collection of nail paints by Maybelline. For me, it’s the DIY factor which I love the most. While getting your nails done has its own charm, these paints makes it easy to experiment with designs and colors from the comfort of your home, not to mention its comparatively cheaper on your wallet.

The Designs

Here are the nine shades/designs that have been launched. It’s great that they have launched three shades which can be layered over any color. you can mix and match them with the color of your choice and create personalized designs. They could also be worn on well buffed nails as a transparent coat to work.. Very chic and subtle.

Blue Beats
Blue Beats
  • Blue Beats- Specks of blue (hexagons and circles) in black. This is ideal for a punk chic look.
Blueberry Bombshell
Blueberry Bombshell
  • Blueberry Bombshell- Miniature green hexagons on sky blue. This is very summery with the two gorgeous shades of pastels in a bottle.
Lucky Lavender
Lucky Lavender
  • Lucky Lavender- Specks of gold yellow on lavender. Very cute.
Red Splatter
Red Splatter
  • Red Splatter- Red and black. if you want to go bold, this is your best bet.
Unmellow Yellow
Unmellow Yellow
  • Unmellow Yellow- This is not my style and is my least favorite of the lot.
Green Graffiti
Green Graffiti
  • Green Graffiti- Specks of blue and peach on green. I like the multi-color hue and the peach works.

Now comes the three of my favorite designs. I am in love with all of them and couldn’t resist buying them. They are transparent with miniature colored designs. You can wear it without any base and they will still look pretty.

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Pop goes my heart
  • Pop goes my heart- It has very pretty hearts and red dots. Very cute.
Flower power
Flower power
  • Flower Power- The floral trend is quite hot right now so what better way to style it than having small white flowers on your nails. I layered this on a hot pink shade. You can position the flowers on your nails with the help of a brush or a pair of tweezers for creating a pattern.

Nail artWhat I like:

  • Convenience of nail art from home
  • The three transparent designs which are cute and great for experimentation
  • Long lasting and the flowers/hearts/dots doesn’t get washed off
  • Very Pretty and summery

What I don’t like:

  • Could have got some more shapes apart from dots and hexagons
  • Sometimes difficult to achieve an even look throughout
  • Need to have more colors

Rating: 4.0/5

Buy it here

Product Review- Vanilla Brulee Shimmer lotion by Body Shop

Price: INR 895

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Packaging: It’s a light weight plastic bottle with the nude shimmer visible from outside. It has a hand pump for easy usage and handling. Twisting the pump opens and closes the bottle.

Quantity: 250 ml

My experience:

I love sparkle in my life and so when I came across this shimmer lotion, I knew I had to have it. When I first laid my eyes on it, it reminded me of Christmas and vanilla latte since its smells of rich vanilla with a hint of cocoa.. Absolutely sinful I would say. The scent is quite strong, not overpowering which is a good thing and lasts for a good 3-4 hours. If you are fond of vanilla, then you will surely love this.

The product has a medium consistency, not too thin or thick and is easily absorbed in the skin. It has a nude color with light shimmer which on application settles on the skin and gives it a pearly glow. The best part of it is that once applied you will not look like a disco ball which is always a worry, when you are experimenting with shimmer.

However, if less is more for you, then you can take a drop of your regular body butter/moisturizer and mix a drop of the shimmer lotion. This will ensure that your skin isn’t too shimmery. The moisturizer part of it is great and leaves your skin soft. Also be sure not to use it on the face since it won’t sit well; stick to application on the body. According to me, the product is not really great for day use, since the sun makes those tiny shimmer particles very prominent. It’s a best fit for cocktail parties and glamorous night outs.

What I like:

  • The rich vanilla scent which is delicious
  • The light delicate shimmery sheen that it provides
  • Makes skin very soft
  • Its limited edition and I like to collect; perfect fit
  • Use of natural ingredients so no harsh chemicals

What I don’t like:

  • Not for daily use
  • Little on the expensive side
  • Available only in one size (250ml).

Rating: 4.5/5

Summary:

Overall, it’s a great addition to your beauty bag because variety is the spice of life. Moreover, it’s subtle and less shiny than some of the other products that are available. Buy it to remind yourself that everyday can be Christmas.

Buy it here