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10/13/12

Favorites Oct '12: Magazine Freebies, Eye Shadows, Blush, Jane Norman, Etc.

How's your Saturday going? I woke up after 12 today coz I slept at 4 am in the morning obsessing over some things. Nah, not that. The man was long gone hehe....
Let's talk freebies first! 
Instyle: 4.0ml Benefit Benetint. Now this is a sample! This should last me a long long time. Also available to 'collect' are Cha Cha Tint & Sun Beam . (Posted last month's freebies here)
Marie Claire: 30ml L'Occitane Rose Petals Hand Cream (4 types to choose from!) & 50ml Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner. The conditioner smells incredible! Divine! And that hand cream is my very first L'Occitane product...love the not-so-sickening rose scent.
Yup, I almost fainted seeing the Marie Claire freebies. 
Vaseline Pink Bubbly Lip Therapy: You know I adore them & you also have a chance to WIN one here. Yes, I have one extra.....hmm.....we'll see! ;)
Carmex Lip Balm: This is the stuff, people! After a few visits to my dentist, my lips were all cracked, the corners split. Eating spicy foods was a torture! Only- I repeat, only- this healed my lips completely...overnight.
Dirty Works Blemish Buster 2-in-1 Scrub + Mask: OMG this makes my skin feel really clean & smooth like porcelain (well, kinda =)). It has Kaolin, which is great for acne-prone skin. It lathers too when mixed with water, which I think is awesome coz you can wash it off so easily. Dirty works, baby!
Sleek Flamingo Blush: Oh-so-pretty! THE pink blush to own, especially if you have a deeper skin tone.
*I put the MAC Lipstick in there only for size comparison.
Eye Shadows- I'm wearing these 2 eyeshadows a lot recently:
Inglot 342- This is so versatile. I use it to contour and for my brows too. Swatch here
 Inglot 30- I love using this to highlight the inner corners/tear ducts. It looks so gorgeous! Swatches here

Maybelline Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner ~  It has an ultra thin 0.4mm tip. Almost the same as Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner I used to love & showed here. I'm so glad I found a replacement.


♥ Jane Norman ♥
I LOVE Jane Norman....and Norman! Who's Norman, you ask? My cute granddaddy! His name ( iswas Norman. [Scott. Norman Scott] Extra reason why I love this brand so much. Since I came to Newcastle, I have purchased about 5 items from the brand. My absolute favorite is this dress...oh my bows, this dress! I saw it was on Sale in the website the same evening I'd just got the MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection. It's a steal, and I had to grab it! Especially since I see UK 6 sizes sell out very fast. It didn't stay in the website (or any site that carries Jane Norman) for long. Oh, thank goodness! Price: £45 £15 (Rs.1273) + £3 something for delivery (It wasn't available in stores)
Instagram photo below: 
It looks better in real life. I have to look at it when I wake up & before I go to bed at night every.single.day. 
That's all for now peeps. Now going to have lunch, then do a quick eye make-up tutorial.... then hopefully find a good horror movie to watch later. Dying to watch Sinister & The House At The End Of The Street! Recently watched The Possession at a theater...very nice.
What are you loving these days? 
♥ Cynthia Z *.*

42 comments:

  1. 'Yes, I have one extra.....hmm.....we'll see!' *Epic sense of humor* I am currently winning though :P You should know it created major ex-related drama :P Also Im pretty sure I'll loose the lead so lustily gawking at the extra *wink* Über jealous of the freebies >_<

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    1. It did?! I have no clue what ur talking about haha... but good luck! :). The extra will be completely unrelated to the running contest though :D

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    2. I currently have the most 'likes' in the Vaseline giveaway CZ :D Its my birthday today and the one I dedicated my comment to, i.e my boyfriend, was asking for likes as a present n told everyone including his ex to like the comment :P major drama but its all well though :P

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    1. Will do it soon....dying to do it too :D

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  3. OMG !! You get such amazing freebies with mags there..really unfair with us :/
    Loved the dress :)

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    1. I think, I hope, Indian mags will catch up too Bhumi :)

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  4. I bought the Maybelline Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner recently . . . am so in love with it. Such a easy task to wear eyeliner now.

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    1. I know right..so easy! they should all make them this way

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  5. I had one of those Benetint minis and it literally lasted me for over a year, with relatively regular usage. It's such a great and handy little product! And I LOVE those tinned Vaselines, that must be a very British thing because I don't recall ever seeing them in the US. And that Sleek blush is beautiful - I hear they're great, especially for the price!

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    1. A year?! Wow, gives me hope haha! Yes, I think they are available in UK only.
      The blush is super smooth & ya, affordable.

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    2. hi! I'm in Singapore and I order sleek off their website (a couple of times already) - they have a flat international shipping rate; I usually combine orders with my friends (but no more of 4 pieces per colour - so max 4 blush in Flamingo, max 4 blush in Rose Gold, etc). The Rose gold blush is amazing; so is the Bad Girl Eyeshadow palette .. and the Sunset eyeshadow palette :)

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    3. Hi Kas, I have ordered from Sleek before, and the shipping cost was quite high. Great idea to combine orders with yr friends! :)

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  6. awesome stuff :) esp the freebies :P
    n the dress is really pretty :)

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  7. Great stuff you got there. Love Vaseline's Pink Bubbly as well. You need to check out the MeMeMe counter at Superdrug for some amazing products lovely :)

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    1. I did already Shifs! :D Got 2 blushes :P

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  8. The dress is "oh so pretty"! Now I badly want/need the Dirty Works mask :( Btw I know a homemade facepack which gives instant porcelain skin but me being lazy bones made it just once or twice.

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    1. Ooh...what is it. TELL ME! :D

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    2. Its very simple, so simple that you tend to get sceptical. So the recipe is : Crush a few rose petals and make a fine paste with milk powder and apply on your face. Thats it.

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    3. Ook...sounds delish! Might try it once....when I get my hands on the petals :D Thanks!

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  9. The dress is really pretty. Looking forward to seeing ur LOTD with this.
    And L'Occitane stuff FREE with Marie Claire!!! I love this brand! Did a post on my fave l'occitane products just a couple of days ago: http://indianshringar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/outstanding-loccitane-products.html?m=1

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    1. I can't wait to wear it too! Yr blog post was a danger to my wallet :)

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  10. And the freebies are so generously sized too. In India, all we get are teeny weeny 2ml sachets! Grrrr...

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  11. I have Flamingo and its so gawjus!!Great stuff you hauled CZ

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  12. Those freebies T_T and THAT dress! :O Gorgeous!

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  13. Tutorial?? I'm waiting (im)patiently, Cynthia! ;)

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    1. Hehe...coming very soon Christine! :)

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  14. Oh gosh, I LOVE that Vaseline pink bubbly lip balm. Hope they launch it in India soon!!!
    I love L'Occitane products, they are amazing. Great post as always, Cynthia :)
    Much love
    www.priyaadivarekar.com

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    1. Thanks Priya! :) I doubt they'll launch it in India =\

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    2. I know, they hardly give us a chance to buy such amazing stuff!

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  15. Oh In India we get such sad freebees :(! Loved the dress!

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    1. Thanks Shivangi. I know...I'm buying these mags only coz of the freebies!

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  16. i love love love the vaseline pink bubbly balm !
    xx

    www.Liyanasadvice.blogspot.com

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  17. Totally agree. I used to get awesome freebies with UK mags, even high end brands. I am reliving my UK purchase sprees through your blog now! XD

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  18. where in india can i findDirty Works Blemish Buster 2-in-1 Scrub + Mask in india??? thnx

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    1. Hey Fiona, it's not available in India, unfortunately

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