Outfit Of The Day – Peplum Blazer and Orange Maxi Skirt!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Saturday, 30th November 2013

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A peplum blazer is such a versatile piece! You can wear it with dresses, pencil skirts, maxi skirts, jeans, pants etc. It can work with casual as well as formal outfits. Peplum is one of my favorite trends!

 

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Maxi skirts are beautiful! They’re feminine and flirty in their own way. I paired this bronzy peplum blazer with a neon orange maxi skirt because I loved the contrast. The orange skirt is what makes the look pop! I also adore the slits on the sides.

 

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I wore a black tank under the blazer. Gold complements orange really well so I paired the outfit with gold accent accessories.

 

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Lastly, I wanted a wild element so I wore these amazing animal print peep toes! 😀

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Haul Series Part 4 – Sleek and Chambor Makeup!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 18th November 2013

Hello everyone!

Today, I am going to be sharing with you a little Sleek haul and some Chambor products that I got recently.

Sleek is a wonderful makeup brand! It is based in UK but you can get it online at http://www.sleekmakeup.com. Shipping charges apply!

Here is what I got from Sleek :

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1. Sleek I-Divine Eye Shadow Palette in “Oh So Special”

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Sleek’s eye shadows are beautifully pigmented. This is a very easy and girly palette. Each shade is beautifully pigmented!

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2. Sleek I-Divine Eye Shadow Palette in “Ultra Mattes V2 Darks”

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It is so hard to find great matte eye shadows at drugstore rates. Sleek does the job, and perfectly! I love each and every shade in the palette and you just need a little tap of the brush to achieve great pigmentation!

Each palette contains a black shade which is one of the most pigmented black eye shadows ever! It can be used for creating smoky eyes or lining them.

3. Sleek Blush By 3 Palette in “Pink Sprint”

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This palette is a wonderful collection of pink blushes. There is a plum shade that will go well with most fall/winter lipstick shades. A hot pink that gives that Barbie cheeks look and a dusty pink that is great for everyday. I have already reviewed the Lace Palette.

You can also read my review on Sleek’s Pout Paints.

Here is what I got from Chambor :

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1. Chambor Silver Shadow Compact in “RR2 Rose Pale” – Rs. 895/-

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This is my all time favorite compact. Plus, you also get a refill along with it so yay! 😀

It keeps me matte for much longer than any other compact and also gives some amount of coverage. It can hide minor imperfections and makes the skin look flawless over foundation.

2. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “175 Sugar Pink” – Rs. 595/-

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This is the perfect nude for me! I was ecstatic when I found this! It is a coral nude that brightens my face up and does not wash me out!

The powder matte collection is great for people who prefer matte lipsticks.

This is going to be my everyday color.

3. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “176 Pink Flamingo” – Rs. 595/-

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This is a Hot Pink! I am thinking it would look perfect with the hot pink blush in the Sleek palette above! 😛

4. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “177 Crimson Red” – Rs. 595/-

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This is a very deep rich oxblood. These type of reds are perfect for the winter time. I prefer bold lip colors to be matte. They’re easier to maintain.

READ MY REVIEW ON THESE LIPSTICKS HERE

4. Chambor Velvette Touch Lip Liner Pencil in “RD 21” – Rs. 395/-

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This is a simple red lip pencil that would go with most red lipsticks.

5. Chambor Jewels Metallic Liquid Eyeliner – Free With Purchase

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This is a very pigmented black waterproof eyeliner with gold glitter. It would be great for night time looks and parties!

So this is it for my haul.

Please let me know if you want to see detailed reviews on any product! :-)

Check out my previous posts in the Haul Series :

Haul Series Part 10 – Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 9 – Kryolan Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 8 – Forever 21 Haul

Haul Series Part 7 – Jewelry And Handbag Haul

Haul Series Part 6 – Big Shoe Haul

Haul Series Part 5 – Gigantic Sarojini Nagar Haul ( Thrift Shopping )

Haul Series Part 3 – The Body Shop Haul

Haul Series Part 2 – Drugstore Makeup Haul 

Haul Series Part 1 – Dirt Cheap Makeup Haul

 

Other Interesting Posts :

One Dress Five Ways

My Experience With Acrylic Nails

A Little Trouser Haul

Oily Skin Remedies

Frizzy Hair Remedies

How To Smell Amazing All Day

Huge Sarojini Nagar Haul

What’s In My Bag

Quick DIYs For Beautiful Skin

What Is Your Acne Trying To Tell You

Thank you very much for reading! :-)

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Haul Series Part 3 – The Body Shop Haul!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 17th November 2013

Hello Everyone!

This is the part three of my Haul Series!

My brother had come to visit during the holiday season so I asked him to get me some stuff! 😛

If you’re a subscriber then you must know that I LOVE The Body Shop! It is my favorite bath and body care brand. Since The Body Shop products are manufactured in UK, they’re slightly cheaper in London and my brother was happy to get the stuff for me! 😛

So here is all that I got :

1. Body Mists

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White Musk Fragrance Mist – This is just a lighter version of their iconic White Musk fragrance. Great for the day time. It is light and fresh!

2 Strawberry Body Mists – This is my favorite scent of all time and I don’t ever want to be without it!

Shea Body Mist – I had been meaning to try their Shea range and what better way to start than a body mist? 😛

Moringa Body Mist – This smells like beautiful Moringa flowers! 😀

2. White Musk Smoky Rose Eau De Toilette

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I own the White Musk and White Musk Libertine Eau De Toilette and I quite like them for their lightness! This however, is more like a night time scent. It is beautiful! It doesn’t quite smell like roses but it is a deep rich fragrance.

Go smell it and you’ll know what I mean!

3. Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream and Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion

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I have extremely oily skin and I have heard so many good things about this range! I am excited to try these! 😀

4. Tea Tree Pore Minimiser and Skin Primer Matte It

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I use the Tea Tree Pore Minimiser religiously every time before applying makeup and it makes the pores appear smoother and my makeup stays on better. But, I wanted to try a proper primer since the Tea Tree one is actually a pore minimiser! Also featured in my Product Empties

5. Strawberry Body Lotion

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I am obsessed with the entire Strawberry Range from The Body Shop. This is my favorite lotion. It is water based and absorbs quickly into the skin!

6. Lip Line Fixer

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This is supposed to keep your lipstick inside your lips! Interesting concept. So, I wanted to try it!

7. All-In-One Concealer – Shade 00

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This concealer is almost like Benefit’s Fake Up. But, instead of the moisturizer outside, it is inside! I get dry under eyes and I wanted a moisturizing concealer for that area!

So this is it for my haul.

Please let me know if you want to see detailed reviews on any product! 🙂

Check out my previous posts in the Haul Series :

Haul Series Part 10 – Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul

 

Haul Series Part 9 – Kryolan Makeup Haul

 

Haul Series Part 8 – Forever 21 Haul

 

Haul Series Part 7 – Jewelry And Handbag Haul

 

Haul Series Part 6 – Big Shoe Haul

 

Haul Series Part 5 – Gigantic Sarojini Nagar Haul ( Thrift Shopping )

 

Haul Series Part 4 – Sleek And Chambor Makeup Haul

 

Haul Series Part 2 – Drugstore Makeup Haul 

 

Haul Series Part 1 – Dirt Cheap Makeup Haul

Other Interesting Posts :

One Dress Five Ways

My Experience With Acrylic Nails

A Little Trouser Haul

Oily Skin Remedies

Frizzy Hair Remedies

How To Smell Amazing All Day

Huge Sarojini Nagar Haul

What’s In My Bag

Quick DIYs For Beautiful Skin

What Is Your Acne Trying To Tell You

Thank you very much for reading! :-)

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Outfit Of The Day – Navy Blazer and Grey Jeggings!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 10th November 2013

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Navy Blazer – Thrifted

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Grey Jeggings with Zipper detail – Hapenning (GK2) Shown HERE

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Mustard Handbag – Thrifted. Shown HERE

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Watch – Accurist

Heart Bracelet – Stalkbuylove

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Entwined Necklace – Thrifted. Shown HERE

Lips – Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Shy Cherry. Shown HERE

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Wedge Booties – The Heels (Cannaught Place)

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Haul Series Part 2 – Drugstore Makeup!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 10th November 2013

Hello Everyone!

So this is the part two of my Haul Series! I went to the mall with a few friends and somehow we ended up in a NewU store! That store is dangerous. Once you go inside, it is next to impossible to come out without purchasing something!

So guess what happened? Yes, a HAUL happened! 😛

Here is what I bought :

1. Lakme CC Cream – Rs. 250/-

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This was featured in my October Favorites! My skin has been making its own decisions lately. It has been acting oilier on some days and dry on the others! So on those almost dry days, I turn to this!

2. L’oreal Infallible Foundation – Rs. 1250/-

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I wanted a foundation with decent coverage that looked natural and would stand the test of time! This seemed perfect so I picked it up!

3. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer – Rs. 475/-

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I was very confused between the Colorbar Full Coverage concealer or this one! I do not need to cover blemishes and acne spots since I make my skin behave so, I decided upon a highlighting concealer for my under eye area!

4. Faces Long Wear Eye Liner Pencil ( Metal Brown ) – Rs. 349/-

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I swear by this eye liner! Brown is less harsh than black. This must be my 4th or 5th repurchase. Enough said!

5. Nail Polishes :

Lakme 9 to 5 Long Wear Nail Color in Beige Suit – Rs. 200/- 

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This polish goes fully pigmented in one swipe. It is perfect for all the working ladies who do not have enough time to pamper themselves but still want to look put together. It is a beautiful peachy nude shade.

Maybelline Color Show Nail Color in 218 Crazy Berry – Rs. 75/-

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This is a beautiful berry shade that is perfect for the fall/winter time and will complement berry lips beautifully!

Maybelline Color Show Nail Color in 401 Constant Candy – Rs. 75/-

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During the fall/winter time, I usually gravitate towards dark nails or nude nails. This is one of those pale pink nude shades that look great with any outfit!

L’oreal Nail Polish in 409 – Rs. 225/-

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This is a deep wine, bordering on black. I love the pigmentation on these L’oreal nail polishes and the flat brush applicator is very user friendly!

6. Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush

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Because I wanted to try some of the Colorbar brushes…..

It is tapered on one side and flat on the other, unlike conventional blending brushes that are round and fluffy. It feels soft and easy to use. I am most likely going to use it for under eye concealing.

7. Freebie! Maybelline Manicure Kit.

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Isnt it just so exciting when the store manager decides that you’ve burnt enough of your money to deserve a free gift? 😛

It looks like a sturdy, good quality manicure set that would be just perfect to travel with! 😀

This is it for my haul but lots more coming soon! So stay tuned.

Check out my posts :

Haul Series Part 10  – Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 9 – Kryolan Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 8 – Forever 21 Haul

Haul Series Part 7 – Jewelry And Handbag Haul

Haul Series Part 6 – Big Shoe Haul

Haul Series Part 5 – Gigantic Sarojini Nagar Haul ( Thrift Shopping )

Haul Series Part 4 – Sleek And Chambor Makeup Haul

Haul Series Part 3 – The Body Shop Haul

Haul Series Part 1 – Dirt Cheap Makeup Haul

Other Interesting Posts :

Product Empties

One Dress Five Ways

My Experience With Acrylic Nails

A Little Trouser Haul

Oily Skin Remedies

Frizzy Hair Remedies

How To Smell Amazing All Day

Huge Sarojini Nagar Haul

What’s In My Bag

Quick DIYs For Beautiful Skin

What Is Your Acne Trying To Tell You

Thank you very much for reading! :-)

For any other query, feel free to write to me at queriesforaishwarya@gmail.com

Haul Series Part 1 – Dirt Cheap Makeup Haul

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Wednesday, 6th November 2013

Hello everyone,

I am starting a new series on my blog called “Haul Series”. During the festival season, all of us end up shopping a lot so I thought I’d share with you all what I have bought over this month and considering the shopaholic I am, what I will buy in future!

I wanted to start this series with something exciting. All of us know that makeup is expensive! But, when we find drool worthy products at dirt cheap prices, it is a bundle of joy!

I had never considered Blue Heaven and Coloressense as a brand that I’d like to be using on a day to day basis. I went to my nearest Big Bazaar to pick up groceries ( a haul of which will be coming soon ) and saw the counters for both these brands. I am a makeup addict and anywhere I see flashy makeup, I want to gravitate towards that place, look at everything and admire the products! So naturally, I found myself walking towards the counters.

I began swatching and oh boy was I pleasantly surprised!

Here is what I bought :

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They had a wonderful and friendly SA that added to my great shopping experience! Everything was so dirt cheap that I was like a happy jappy kid in a candy store.

1. Blue Heaven Shimmery and Shiny ( Shadow Sticks ) – Rs. 55/-

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They are very pigmented and creamy! But keep in mind that you will need a primer underneath otherwise they will crease. They’re a great dupe for the Maybelline Color Tattoos if you want something in the same shade range but do not want to shell out Rs. 350/- for one! However, they’re not as long wearing. They are a great option for people on a budget and you get a lot of product.

Shade 105 is a bronze shade that resembles the Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Bad To The Bronze”

Shade 122 is a dull gold shade that resembles the Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Bold Gold”

2. Coloressense Lip Liner ( Shade-Mauve ) – Rs. 145

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It is a beautiful pinky red shade. The liner is in a twist up form, smooth to apply and stays on for 5-6 hours.

3. Blue Heaven Pan Cake ( Shade-Copper Glow ) – Rs. 85/-

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When I came home and opened it, the cake was cracked! 😦

But that is not a big problem. The shade is a little off for my face but this type of product is great for the body. It is completely waterproof and transfer resistant. You will need to apply it with a wet sponge and it dries to a matte finish that is very long lasting. If you can find a shade match for your face then do give this is a try!

4. Blue Heaven Shimmer ( Glitters ) – Rs. 35/-

I am highly impressed with these. These can be a great dupe for the Mac Reflex glitters. I only bought 4 shades but I plan to get all the colors! I was ecstatic when I discovered these because glitters are not something you wear everyday so its great to find them at such a reasonable cost!

Shade 204

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This is a mauvy – purple shade with silver glitter.

Shade 207

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This is dark brown shade with rose gold glitter

Shade 202

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This is a bright yellow gold with gold glitter

Shade 201

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This is a pure rose gold with gold and rose gold glitter.

5. Blue Heaven Cream Powder ( Shade Skin ) – Rs. 75/-

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It is a very smooth powder that gives sheer coverage. If you’re on a budget and you’re looking for something to set your makeup with then this will be a good option! It is also great for touch-ups during the day. The powder itself is smooth and easy to apply.

6. Maybelline Baby Lips

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Because I wanted another lip balm! 😛

I have tried 2 other shades and none of them were pigmented enough. The Nivea lip balms are better in color pay off. However, these are very moisturizing which is why I keep purchasing new ones!

The Baby Lips in India are such a disappointment though. the ones available in the US look different and are much more pigmented! Why? Why do they do this? Why can’t they release the same product worldwide?

I guess we will never know!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading about my little inexpensive haul

Further hauls :

Haul Series Part 10 – Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul

 

Haul Series Part 9 – Kryolan Makeup Haul

 

Haul Series Part 8 – Forever 21 Haul

 

Haul Series Part 7 – Jewelry And Handbag Haul

 

Haul Series Part 6 – Big Shoe Haul

 

Haul Series Part 5 – Gigantic Sarojini Nagar Haul ( Thrift Shopping )

 

Haul Series Part 4 – Sleek And Chambor Makeup Haul

 

Haul Series Part 3 – The Body Shop Haul

 

Haul Series Part 2 – Drugstore Makeup Haul

A Little Trouser Haul HERE

Huge Sarojini Nagar Haul! HERE

Thank you very much for reading! :-)

For any other query, feel free to write to me at queriesforaishwarya@gmail.com

October Favorites!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Monday, 4th November 2013

I hope you had a lovely and safe Diwali! 🙂

Where did October go? In fact where did 2013 go? Well, no point getting into that.

I know I have been MIA lately. October has a lot of birthdays and festival preparations! I have been incredibly busy and didn’t have any time to sit and type! Stay tuned for a lot of hauls because that is what I have been doing! 😛 and this is what the festival season is all about!

This is my first favorites post and I did have some items that I wanted to tell you about.

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1. Lakme CC Cream

I have extremely oily skin but since the weather is changing, my skin has been acting weird. It is oily on some days and dry on others. So, on those blah days, I turn to this wonderful product. It is neither too drying nor too emollient. It has a perfect natural finish and feels like nothing on the skin. Keep it mind that it doesn’t have a ton of coverage but yes, it is build able. I use my sunscreen and a primer underneath. If you’re dry skinned then you will definitely need some prepping before this. I am wishing other drugstore brands would come out with CC creams too because I haven’t had any success with BB creams!

2. Florelle Wet & Dry Blush – Marmorized

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I received this blush in my October Vellvette Bag

This is a beautifully pigmented blush! It is perfect for fall and will go with any dark lipstick. It gives a believable sheen to the cheeks without depositing chunky glitter!

3. Lotus UV Screen Matte Gel

This is my Holy Grail sunscreen and I never step out in the sun without wearing it. I do not use moisturizer when I use this as sunscreens are emollient enough. This product also acts like a primer. It makes the skin appear smoother and makeup adheres better when I wear this. It will not melt off of your face and it doesn’t flash back! It offers SPF 50 and PA+++ protection. What’s not to love?

4. Sleek iDivine Eye Shadow Palette – Storm

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I LOVE Sleek products! I really wish they’d come to India. However you can order their stuff online from their website.

This is my go to everyday palette! I take this palette with me even when I travel and I am set in the eye shadow department. The shades are gorgeous, amazingly pigmented, smooth to apply, easy to blend…. And I can go on and on.

Sleek Blush Palette In “Lace” Review

Sleek Pout Paints in “Port”, “Lava” and “Pin Up” Review

5. Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Extreme – Sheer Cherry

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This is another product I received in my August Vellvette Bag

I am not much of a lip gloss person. I prefer lipsticks and lip crayon things.

But this is such a beautiful coral pink color that I want to wear it everyday! 😛 ANNDDDD it makes the lips look fuller. It is non sticky, has a brush applcator and I don’t feel like my hair will stick to my lips. So Yay! 😀

6. Faces Eye Liner in Metal Brown

This is a very creamy liner and glides on easily on the upper lash line. It doesn’t tug on the delicate eye area and stays on pretty well! You can also use it on the waterline.

7. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

It is pigmented and stays on the waterline. It doesn’t give me raccoon eyes and doesn’t irritate them either!

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8. Maybelline Color Tattoo

I know this is a hyped product and rightfully so! I have to admit I was using them wrong before and didn’t quite understand the hype around them but now I absolutely love them! You only need to apply the thinnest layer. They’re pigmented and extremely long wearing + waterproof. They’re available in a multitude of colors but since I am most comfortable with neutral eyes I have been using a bronze shade and a gold one a lot during this month!

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9. QVS Flat Top Kabuki Brush

I use this brush for everything! Buffing foundation, applying powder, applying blush, blending bronzer! I own two as of now. Flat top brushes are very versatile and can be used for a variety of things! When I am in a hurry this is a god send because I don’t have to find a blush brush and a powder brush and a bronzer brush!

10. Inglot 17TL brush

Angled brushes are also very versatile. They can be used to apply eye liner, fill in the eyebrows, apply concealer around the lips….

I use this one for my brows and it is perfect!

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So that is it for my monthly favorites!

I hope you enjoyed reading and found this helpful!

Other Interesting Posts :

My Experience With Acrylic Nails HERE

A Little Trouser Haul HERE

Oily Skin? Read helpful tips HERE

Frizzy Hair? Read helpful tips HERE

How To Smell Amazing All Day! HERE

Huge Sarojini Nagar Haul! HERE

What’s In My Bag? Read HERE

Quick DIYs For Beautiful Skin! HERE

What Is Your Acne Trying To Tell You? HERE

Thank you very much for reading! :-)

For any other query, feel free to write to me at queriesforaishwarya@gmail.com