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5/28/13

MAY 2013 Favorites ~ Make-up, Best Concealer, DIY Waxing, Etc.

May is not over yet, but I'm in the mood to talk about my May Favorites now.

Carpe Diem!

We start with makeup, as always. From the back:
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer ~ This, this is THE BEST CONCEALER. No kidding. It's great for under the eyes, it conceals blemishes, it does it all! And yes, it lasts. It's available in 4 shades- Fair, Light, Medium, Deep. I use #3 Medium (which was always out of stock!) I think my tube is broken somewhere, because the concealer keeps leaking out- messy, messy! The best thing about it- it costs only around Rs.350 (£4.19). This is one thing I'll be buying in bulk when I leave UK =D
  • NARS Loose Powder in Beach ~ This powder has a lot of yellow in it, that's why I like it. It's smooth and lightweight, and sets my foundation without looking cakey. It reminds of Ben Nye Banana Powder, which I've yet to try out.
  • Maybelline Crayon Oriental Kohl Intense Black ~ I don't want to finish my repurchased Lakme Kohl Ultimate so soon, so I've been using this. It's soft & black, and  hardly smudges.
  • MAC Cream Soda Betty Blush from Archie's Girls Collection ~ As I predicted, I ended up loving this light neutral coral blush with a satin finish. Although it looks light, it actually shows up quite coral on my cheeks. Maybe the micro shimmers in it attract attention. Swatches here & LOTD wearing it here
  • Sleek Oh So Special Palette ~  When I bought this, I had no idea I'd be using it so much. It has almost every eye shadow I need for everyday. Swatches here.
  • Revlon Just Bitten Lip Balm Stain in Sweetheart ~ Most-worn lippy from April-May. Swatches here
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #16 ~ A summery grapefruit pink lippy I reach for every time I think medium pink lipstick. Swatches here
  • Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama Mascara ~ This is different from the original "The Falsies", okies? Aside from having a fancier lace design, it's also better for my thin lashes. The formula is thicker, and it does make my lashes look like falsies. I have done a post on the original here
  • Maybelline Colorama Cremoso Nail Polish Equilibrista ~  I'm liking this girly lilac color more than pink on my fingernails these days.  
Here, we have my favorite skin care & a hair tool:
  • The Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter ~ Raspberry is the new Strawberry.
  • Veet Oriental Wax ~ This comes with wax, wooden spatula & strips. My 1st time waxing at home, and it was a success! Basically, you just heat the container in microwave, or place it n hot water, and it's ready to use! It didn't irritate my skin too much, or caused too many bumps. I'm afraid to even guess how much the salons here in Scotland charge for waxing whole body. 
  • Carmex Cherry Lip Balm ~ It took me a while to get used to the cherry scent, after using the original/plain. But now I like it a lot.
  • The Face Shop Mini Pet Hand Cream ~ More pics here. I need more of these cuties. better than L'Occitane.
  • Babyliss Volume Waves Curling Tong ~ I.Can't.Live.Without.This. I've been curling my hair every 3rd day now. When it's straight-straight, I feel....ordinary.


The Etc's:

Leather Jackets ~ I've been living in furnace Delhi for so long, that I never had a chance to really indulge in leather jackets, but now I want so many types! Every second girl in UK wears a leather jacket, and every time I see a unique one, I get this urge to go up to the girl and request her to show me the brand tag inside (Let me see! Let me see! Take it off!) Ooh, look at that- Zara, with ruffle detail. Want!

Mama Hot & Spicy Noodles ~ OMG, these are so spicy! Although I do add extra chilli powder & pepper. They're awesome! If you live in Delhi, you might find them in INA Market or big supermarkets.

Macaroons or Macarons (whatever) ~  I tried, I LOVE! Thank goodness, because I've told you I don't like sweets and cakes and chocolates much. But these are so different & fun to eat- just like I imagined in my head (although a little less crunchy). My favorite flavor is Pistachio (green). Btw, these were from Marks & Spencer.

Current Favorite Song ~ Thanks To H&M for introducing me to it. It's always playing in the store, and I'd never heard it before. I noted down some words from the lyrics, and went home to Google. You know, I heard it in both Dundee & Edinburgh H&M stores. They must be promoting it, or something =D

Lastly, I'm watching Sex And The City from Season-1 again these days. I'm amazed at how much I'd forgotten. Last night, I watched 'The Baby Shower' episode, where Miranda said to Carrie:
 "I just realized...maybe it's maturity or the wisdom that comes with age... but the witch in Hansel & Gretel, she's very misunderstood. I mean, the woman builds her dream house and these brats come along and start eating it." 
Haha! Her bluntness, so hilarious. 

That's all from my side. What are your May Favorites?



33 comments:

  1. Fun post! I need curling tongs too!

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  2. Ha ha ! I bought the same nail color too :D Loved this post ~ am so inspired to do my may favs now. You could have done this on Youtube btw CZ ~ It would have bee more fun :D

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    1. Would have taken longer too hehe...maybe next month ;)

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  3. ooooooooo what a coincidence even I have started watching SOTC all over again...just now watched the 'Secret Sex' episode :)

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    1. Oh, cool! :) Great ep that one ;)

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  4. Love the leather Jacket! I lived in Dubai for so long that when I moved to the US I Couldn't wait to buy leather jackets! They look so nice and make any outfit look great!

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  5. amazingg,, i luv ur Faves ... Ahh Macarons,, i have not found sweetheart yet every time out of stockk :P Leather Jacket Is so Biker CHIC... I lOVE uR bABYLISS TONG cZ MAM ... <# SHRUTIKA... (Clapping ...<3)

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  6. I Am Feelijng So Bad CEEZEE Mam Not Replying any of my comments .....:'( Why ? Is Somethin Wrong I've Done ?? :(

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    1. I do reply to most comments, it just takes me a while to get to them....and sometimes it's hard for me to reply to all. You did nothing wrong :)

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    2. A Big Sawry...!

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  7. Oh I recently had macaroons for the first too and I liked em. Yet to try all the flavors. And even I don't like sweets and chocolates that much CZ!

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    1. Then we have that in common :)

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  8. Macarons and macaroons are two different things, although they are often confused. The ones you are referring to are Macarons, and I love love love them. I have eaten them from a number of different places, and my favorites are Salted Caramel ones from Laduree. Incredible is the word for them.

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    1. I knew that, but people keep calling them macaroons, even on the box of these ones! Ooh, one day I hope I'll get to try some from Laduree, esp now that I know I like them :)

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  9. I must get my hands on that Sleek palette, great selection of colours!

    Great post =)

    nickisnicknackery.blogspot.co.uk

    Nicki

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  10. Carrie Diaries! Do you watch it? :D

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    1. Yup :) Done with 1st season...and I don't think I'll watch the 2nd. Too youngs for me now :D

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  11. really fun read CZ.love these posts and get ideas what to try!can u do a comparison btween maybelline falsies and l'oreal million lashes sometimes?really confused which one is better for my thin lashes!!!

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    1. I've yet to try million lashes, but it's in my mascara wishlist. Will do the comparison sometime

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  12. Nice post! Wish maybelline would introduce that mascara here too!

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  13. I am too loving the revlon just bitten in Sweetheart. Every time I look at your bday I want a bite :P

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  14. hahahahaha i love Miranda too :)

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  15. Loved the post. Though I read your blog now and then, this is the first time I'm commenting. These are macarons. I love them,too :D Macaroons are kind of hard and cookie-like. :)

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    1. Thanks for your first comment! :) Ya, that's what I read too, but some people call even these macaroons, so it's confusing.

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  16. I like your favorites a lot :) I'd like to try the Veet wax and watch some Sex and The City!

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  17. Okay I need that curling wand now :) Also, those M&S Macaroons have always been my favourite!

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  18. lovely macaroons!!!

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  19. Hey Cynthia...
    When are putting up a tutorial on using the curling wand..!!
    Also, do you use hair mouse before using the tongs?
    and must say you are doing a great job.. kudos :)


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Thank you for reading! :)

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