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3/28/10

Inglot & Mac Haul ~ Reviews & Swatches


Inglot Lip Duo Lip Gloss Lip Paint #23 (Rs.720)

Since I loved the AMC Lip Paint so much (Review here), I wanted to try this too. Love it! Want MORE! I'm so in lurrve with the packaging! It's like a little chunky cube... oh-so-cute!!!

Inglot Lipstick #106 (Rs.800)

This lipstick is made of Vitamin E and apricot kernel oil, and is paraben free. I had trouble bringing out the actual color on camera. It is a peachy-coral shade. Actual shade is not at all like the photo on the right and it's a bit more peach than the picture on the left. I did swatch on my lips but the color just didn't come out right! The finish is quite like Mac's Amplified.

♥♥ Yellow Lovin' ♥♥
Inglot Nail Enamel #721 (Rs.590)

Yellow is my favorite favorite color after pink. This is my first ever yellow nail paint and I've yet to wear it properly. Will do a separate "Yellow" post soon. It has a matte finish and does not contain: toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, camphor. The exact shade is like the one the right, not at all like the one I clicked >.< .


Did I say I'm bored of Mac? =)
Mac Warm & Cozy Tinted Lip Conditioner ~ Feelin' Good (Rs.870)

When I was told it was the last one left at the store, I had to get it! Call it the thrill of getting the 'Last One' Taking a break from pink-toned Mac Tinted Lip Conditioners for a change. This comes out nude on my lips. Great to prep my lips with before applying another lipstick shade.


Mac Studio Finish Concealer NC 35 (Rs.920)

Old news, but necessary. Covers spots and blemishes quite well, but I find it too thick and cakey for the undereye areas. The shade NC 35 is closest to my skin tone.


♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

3/27/10

Bourjois ~ New Launches

I'm guessing Bourjois Sweet Kiss Lipsticks (Reviews here and here ) are a big hit because they've now launched two distinctive clones of it.
Sweet Kiss lipsticks are my favorites so....Woohoo!!!

Sweet Kiss Reds

What they are :
Red is at the heart of a new collection Sweet Kiss ultra-fashionable!
Red fashion, timeless, custom-made or casual. All the reds in this collection are indispensable and easy to wear.

And always a formula to make one pass in an intense color in an ultra-light finish. Enriched with natural argan oil and vitamins E and C, the lips are soft and durably hydrated.


Sweet Kiss Shine

What it is:

A nourishing formula enriched with Monoi oil to moisturize. 

A light texture containing marine collagen to smooth lips.

Ultra-bright colors performed transparently.

Result: A smile sublimed with immediate comfort and hydration for 8 hours.


Delicious wet shine in 8 glossy shades. Greedy much?!




Beige Lumineux 58, Rose Etincelant 59, Framboise Petillant 70, Prune Eblouissant 72, Rose Scintillant 73, Juicy Tangerine 74


I scream.

You scream.

Okay, now let's calm down and wait for them.


♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

3/26/10

New Launches ~ India ~ Maybelline & Loreal



~ Launched Products ~
Maybelline Eyestudio Vivid & Smooth Liners (Rs.200 each)

These are so nice! They come in many shades from sea green to pink but I just got 2 shades~ White and Grey. Swatches coming up.




Loreal Extra Volume Colagene Mascara (Rs.525)


~ Launching Next Month ~


Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liners
Comparison of this and Mac Fluidline ~ here





Loreal True Match Roll-on Foundation

Aren't we all excited?! =)


♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

3/25/10

Fingernail & Toenail Colors ~ Should they match?


So, do you apply the same nail polish color to your fingernails and toenails? 

I personally don't like to match them. I find it boring to use just one color on all fours every time. But I try to pick colors from the same color family. For instance, right now I have a lilac color on my fingernails and picked a darker lavender-toned nail polish for my toenails. 

What's your preference?


♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

Jessica Simpson Doesn't Brush Her Teeth ~ Dental Care

Okay, I read in the paper that Jessica Simpson doesn't brush her teeth. Yeah. I found it hard to believe! But then I found this video to prove it.



So, let's talk about dental care for a change.

Brushing ~ Teeth have to be brushed at least once a day, no matter what (WTH Jessica!) Normally, twice a day is recommended but if you're sometimes lazy about brushing at night time, a mouthwash will suffice. I like the AM PM mouthwash. It comes in two type ~ blue minty and red herbal. I prefer the blue one.
Whitening ~ Many things like caffeine and tobacco can stain your teeth. I drink lots of tea everyday and my teeth are never white-white. Only professional bleaching procedure can make your teeth white-white. That would cost from Rs.4000-10,000, depending on the type of procedure. If you want the cosmetic kinds like the ones you see on celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Kajol, etc, it'll cost you A LOT more. Yup, my dentist showed me the type. For now, I am really liking Pearl Drops Daily Shine Toothpolish. It does remove tea stains to some extent. There are some other similar products from Pearl Drops in the markets right now like one for smokers too. There are not many whitening products in India at the moment, so these will have to do for now.

Flossing ~ Honestly, I find flossing very tedious, but I try to floss at least twice a week. I like to use use the Oral-B Hummingbird because it's fun to use it (To see how it works click here )

Natural Products ~ Strawberries: I just love strawberries. I cut them into fours and sprinkle a bit of Originale Quick Dissolve sugar. I notice that my teeth look brighter and feel cleaner and very smooth. Baking Powder: Twice or thrice a week, I sprinkle a pinch of baking powder on top of my toothpaste and brush. It feels like an exfoliator for my teeth. Love! Crushed Charcoal~ This is an age-old method of whitening teeth. Just thought it's worth a mention. And yes, I have tried it a long long time ago =)

Uneven teeth ~ If you're too old for braces, go for veneers. I recommend them 100%. Worked for me and I've had them for almost 5 years and faced no problems till now (touch wood)

You got any more tips? Spill! 
♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

3/24/10

Vaseline Hand & Nail Conditioning Hand Lotion ~ Review


Vaseline Hand & Nail Conditioning hand lotion with Keratin and Vitamin E is a fairly nice hand cream, but not something repurchase-worthy. I'm not sure if it made my nails stronger or any different than they used to be. As for the hands, they somehow feel plumper with this on, or maybe it's just the heat. Please excuse my ambivalence. I do think it's not moisturizing enough for a hand cream.

Bottom line is I wouldn't repurchase it and I wouldn't gladly recommend it to anybody, but I'll still use it up. Who knows? Maybe something miraculous will...uhm....or whatever.

I was very disappointed with this packaging too. I think it was imported from Dubai or somewhere. I find it very ugly!

Price ~ Rs.50 for 75ml.
Product rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ 
Packaging ~ 1.5/5 ( I feel like transferring the contents to another container.)

The original packaging looks like this.........
Isn't it cuter?! I might repurchase it if it comes in that.



♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

3/23/10

Beauty Books Reviews: Kevyn Aucoin, Bobbi Brown, Nars, Makeup For Asian Women

The first two books are (L) Kevyn Aucoin's. I never knew or heard about him until I searched the net for beauty books. And when I explored the books, I was floored by his incomparable talent and creativity. His books are very inspiring, and if possible, made me love make-up even more.

Kevyn Aucoin Making Faces

Inside Making Faces 





3/20/10

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3/18/10

Summer Body Lotions ~ Top Picks

Can you feel the heat?

I feel like sticking my body in the fridge.

Delhi summers are merciless!

It's time to ditch those thick winter lotions for lighter, fresher and cooler ones.



♥ Top Picks ♥ 



3/17/10

Hair Loss Remedies ~ Dermatologist Recommended

I want to share with you some products that were recommended for my hair fall (Alopecia) by a dermatologist (God bless him!) which have really worked for me.

There are so many factors that that contribute to hair loss. Hormonal inbalance, poor diet and a lot more (I won't bore you with the full list)

For me, I'm sure it was chemical related. The crown area of my head had very less hair and you could actually see my scalp playing peek-a-boo with everybody. Many people asked me why I was BALD! :O
The reason was I was doing too much to my hair. Straightening, coloring (at one time 3 times a month!). I stopped coloring my hair for about 5 months and now I've started seeing baby hairs poking up. 


Tugain ~ It is basically the same as Rogain because they both contain Minoxidil. 
Usage:  Apply 1 ml twice a day, at 12-hour intervals, starting at the center of affected area and spread evenly with fingertips (do not massage)

Read more.......



3/16/10

Some Totalbeauty.com Beauty Awards Nominees ~ Reviews



Here are some thoughts and reviews on a few nominated products for the totalbeauty.com beauty awards

Make-up


~ Blush ~ 


Nars Blush ~  Very pigmented blush, long lasting and available in so many pretty colors. Every girl should try at least one Nars blush in her lifetime.


~ Concealer ~ 



3/15/10

Pond's Age Miracle Now In A Handy Pack


Don't want to invest on a full jar of Pond's Age Miracle Daily Resurfacing Cream?

Get the 10 gms handy pack for just Rs.140.

Let's find out if the best things really do come in the smallest of packages.

Unless size matters to you.


 ♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

3/13/10

Inglot AMC Lip Paints



Have you tried Inglot AMC Lip Paints yet?
I have fallen for them. 
Hard.

Available in 20 shades

I'm hoping to own at least 6 of these, because:
  • I find potted lip products very charming and irresistible
  • They smell indescribably good
  • Many beautiful shades to pick from
  • Paraben-free and not tested on animals
  • Very moisturizing, lustrous, and lasts a decent amount of time.
  • I personally think that it's better than Mac tinted lip conditioner (and cheaper too.) Burn!
  • I'm kinda BORED of MAC. Really.

Here is shade #66

The price of these went down from Rs.800 (or 820?) to Rs.720. Sigh! If only had waited.

More temptations.........

Lip Duo Lip Gloss


Lip Duo Lip Gloss Lip Paint

Inglot website is up now. Finally! Check out the rest of their products  ~ here

Happy Weekend!

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

3/11/10

Lakme Enrich Satin Lip Color Review

Description :
Smooth, glossy lips kissed with the luxurious conditioning of Vitamin E.
Blended with Sunscreen and Olive Extracts for a creamy coat of lush color.
Available in 8 sumptuous shades developed especially for Indian skin tones.

~ Review ~
Texture ~ Smooth, long lasting, highly pigmented and does not dry up my lips at all. I hate to admit it, but this lipstick has impressed me to the core. My intention was to buy it, review and then give it away to somebody, but now I want to keep it for myself because it has managed to soften my 'change-of-season' chapped lips, which my other lip balms have failed to do recently. It could double up as a lip tint too when dabbed on lightly and blended with fingers.

Scent ~ It has that unmistakable classic lipstick scent, like the lipstick my mom had at a time when all I cared about was fairytales. But it doesn't bother me because it is not very strong.

Packaging ~ Encased in a cute burgundy-colored satin-look tube with a gold upper end, it looks quite classy.


Shade ~ In the pictures above I'm wearing #128. It sure is a chameleon of a color. The color that is closest to the one I see in the mirror is the first one (1.)

Price ~ Reasonably priced at Rs.225. 

Buy again? Very unlikely. I think this lipstick is like a fling ~ good while it lasts, but when it's over, it's over. Time to look for true love....or another fling.

Unless, they offer more shades - lighter, fresher, summer shades. With matching tubes. Can't help imagining a salmon pink lipstick in a matching salmon pink-colored tube. Now that is true love material.

Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ (3/5)

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^