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12/20/15

Mistakes Of A Sale-Crazy Mommy


1st time: 40% OFF

2nd time: 50% OFF


Mistakes Made: TWICE.....


From: Mothercare


Sizes: All same, except for 1. 

Lesson Learned: Never buy lots of baby clothes, leave them in the shopping bag, and then forget what all you've bought. Also, take a quick look at brand new clothes before next shopping trip.




Imagine my face when I found two two - in a minute!

Have you other Mommies made this mistake?
Please tell me I'm not the only one! =D



12/18/15

OOTD ~ Varsity Sweater Dress


Thoughts:

~ Why didn't I apply a black nail polish? Or black & white stripes...haha... who are you kidding?!
~ When will the skin on my hands be smooth again? Moist.
~ What if that aggressive father monkey that was living on our balcony when we were out of town comes back & attacks me? I'll use backpack as a shield. 

~ Hmm...I feel like watching that movie 'The Craft' again.

 ~ Tiesto. Playing. In Gurgaon. Can't go. Life of a Mommy, sigh. (He's playing tonight, btw)


~ My baby. Can't wait for bedtime cuddles & tickles.


 ♪ ♫ My heart is a ghost town...toodoo...doodoodoo.... ♪ ♫


12/8/15

LOTD: Wintry Dark Lips


Hi, everyone! :)

It feels so good to be posting a LOTD after so long! I have so much to say, but I have to do a bunch of stuff and head out, so I'm just going to say what's important for now & save the rest for other posts to come.

I missed you. I hope all readers from Chennai are safe & sound. Lots of love to everyone who wrote to me & checked my blog regularly when I was away for so long! <3

So this look was inspired by this dark lippie & of course the headband I'm am absolutely in love with! Somebody invite me to a big fat Indian wedding so I can wear it with a matching lehenga I don't have! ;p


12/3/15

Still Here....


Chaos.
 
 
               Lost.
 
 
Soul in my goddamn imperfect world.
 
 
            Feet in my seemingly perfect shoes. 

(Wait, that didn't rhyme anymore! But it's not meant to be poetry, you idiot. Okay, keep going....)


But you.....
 
(Yes, pause for effect.)
 
 
 No matter how many times I've failed,
 
I'll always find my way back to you.

 
(What the....Cheeesy! Get outta here!!! Go put on that new dark lipstick that matches that F21 headband you treat like a piece of valuable art, and....ah, never mind.... just get out!)

 

{Shoes: Forever New Azalea Mesh Cut Out Heels}




9/10/15

HoT NeW THiNG: Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper

HoT NeW THiNG

New Product Releases & Previews

Every Thursday

 (For your weekend shopping list ;))


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Today's HNT is Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper - a 2-in-1 brow product that screams "Buy Me! Buy Me!"

One : Because there aren't a lot of options when it comes to brow products in India. 
Two: Because it's so inexpensive!

It's available in 2 shades - Brown & Grey

I got Brown for myself.....

 It has a pencil on one end & a powder on the other end

9/8/15

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks ~ Photos, Swatches


They are matte, but not dry matte.

Meet the NEW Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lipsticks

I picked up 4 shades:

Rock The Coral M103 I.Am.So.In.Love.With.This.Shade. See it on my lips below.

Flaming Fuchsia M104 ~ Hot pink.

Firecracker Red M202 ~  Orangey red. Not as bright as MAC Lady Danger

Red Carpet M204 ~ No, it's not a dupe for MAC Ruby Woo. That was my first thought too =D

When September Ends.....


So I was listening to Radio One (94.3 FM) in the car one evening,
Male RJ.
Topic: Contest-type. Listeners (People?) had to call and say....

"Whenever I see you, I just want to pick my nose."

'Pick My Nose'! I swear I'm not making this up!
They had to say it in the most seductive way.
They had to make it sound sexy.
Oh, and the winner was gonna win some prize I can't remember.
Movie tickets? Restaurant meal?
Okay, I really can't recall!
Must have been a very unappealing prize. 
The callers really really.....tried their best.
I got to listen to about 3 callers.
 The RJ listened - I wondered if he was trying hard not to LOL - and politely gave each of them a pat on their backs for trying their (*cough* orno) best.
"That's really good."
"Oh, wow!"
And then the one memorable tickler.....

Woman: "Whenever I see you *moans*.... I just....mmm....*groans* want to....mmmmm.....pick my nose...... rawwwrrr!"
(In my head: This woman is standing in her kitchen, in black yoga pants, cup of tea in hand, looking out the window, waiting for the vegetable wala to deliver the fresh gobhi/cauliflower. Kids will be back from tuition in 20, and hubby in 60.)

RJ: "That was very good. I'm really turned on right now." 
(In my head: He's bored, thinking about Jack Daniel's.... and before he could stop himself, puts his index finger up one nostril.)

I'm sorry to say that we'll never know what happened next, because I had to get out of the car.

That's life.  
Short Journeys = Interesting/Funny radio programs, New Releases, Top-something/HIT songs.
Long Journeys = MmmBop, Ads, Queen, Ads, Chefs, Education, Kejriwal.

............

Speaking of nose-related things, whenever I wear sunglasses, my eyes always notice my nose first. Especially in photos. I don't know, even my nostrils seem bigger than usual.

Which means: Sunnies can hide careless in-a-rush eye makeup application, but not a dirty nose. Don't make 'em want to pick your nose! =D

Okay, now I'll stop saying "NOSE" now.

This is an end-of-summer look that I meant to post, like, a week ago......


Sunglasses: Forever 21

Lipstick: I was obsessed with orange-y lippies for a while. Here, I'm wearing Colorbar Definer Lip Liner in Peach Cocktail....

8/28/15

HoT NeW THiNG: Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick

HoT NeW THiNG

New Product Releases & Previews

Every Thursday

 (For your weekend shopping list ;))

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Last HoT NeW THiNG for today is Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick.

It's a wax-free gel formula lightweight lipstick that delivers vivid color in one smooth swipe. I think there are about 13 shades launched here in India. 

I picked up a coral-y pink shade with subtle silver shimmer, named Hydrangea.....



8/27/15

HoT NeW THiNG: Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes In India!


HoT NeW THiNG

New Product Releases & Previews

Every Thursday 

 (For your weekend shopping list ;))

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Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection has made an appearance in India - finally - at a reasonable price!

I've not stopped thinking about these rose gold beauties since the time they were launched

There are 3 types of brushes in the RT Bold Metals Collection ~ Gold brushes for base products, Rose Gold brushes for finishing products, and Silver brushes for eye products. I got only the Rose Gold ones, of course =D


300 Tapered Blush Brush & 301 Flat Contour Brush

HoT NeW THiNG: L'Oreal Mat Magique Compact Powder

HoT NeW THiNG

New Product Releases & Previews

Every Thursday 

 (For your weekend shopping list ;))

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First product of the day is the trending new budget compact powder that everyone is intrigued about: 

L'Oreal Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder.

The 1st magical matte all-in-one powder infused with volcanic perlite - a natural yet powerful sebum absorbant. It promises to:
  
Prime: Covers pores for 12H shine-free complexion
Perfect: Minimizes appearance of blemishes & skin imperfections.
Brighten: Impeccable bright complexion

On top all that, it has the #1 factor that makes it stand out from all other budget compact powders in the Indian market today.....

 SPF 34 PA+++



8/3/15

MAC Ruby Woo In A Pencil!


How round is the tip of your MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick now?

Mine is really round with zero edge that I don't feel like applying it, because it's not a lipstick formula that easy to clean when it smudges. If you own it, I know ya feel whah I'm sayin' (Yeah, say that like Drake!)

I've also misplaced the Bourjois Lip Liner that's a dupe for it. Now I just have to wait for the Lip Pencil to re-untie me with Ruby Woo...

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick review & swatches HERE


It's already available online on MAC USA website

I don't know when it'll reach Indian shores, but let's hope before Christmas.


Have a great week , all! =)


 


Latest post on my Shoe Blog, www.cz-loves.com:

http://www.cz-loves.com/2015/07/pretty-flip-flops.html
To read, click on pic or HERE



7/30/15

A Lipstick To Remember [Lipstick Day]


Wishing all you Lipstick Princesses a very HAPPY LIPSTICK DAY! =)

If you're reading this from a land where it's no longer 29.06.15, please forgive me. It's been a looong day!

7/28/15

Maybelline THE NUDES Palette Photos & Swatches


And 1 year later, it is here in India!

The much-awaited Maybelline THE NUDES Eyeshadow Palette.

12 neutral eyeshadows in one palette! There's a balanced mix of matte & shimmery eyeshadows, and of course you get the ever-faithful dual-ended sponge tip applicator.

The 5.5/3.5" (approx) packaging is light & travel-friendly.

If you're confused how and what to use, there's a useful guide at the back.

7/22/15

Makeup To Lean On


Do you recall, not long ago
We would walk on the sidewalk
Innocent, remember?
All we did was care for each other

But the night was warm
We were bold and young
All around the wind blows
We would only hold on to let go

Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need some(one) makeup to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is some(body) makeup to lean on.

*****

This blog post has been inspired by a song I'm obsessed with all week....

Lean On - by Major Lazer & DJ Snake.

Tell me you've heard it!

So are there certain makeup products you are almost emotionally attached to? Makeup you instinctively reach for, doesn't matter if you have other new (better even) makeup that are sitting right there. Makeup you can't imagine being without. Yes, you keep them all in one separate area/tray (they are the popular & envied kids on your vanity). Okay, it's time to say the dramatic words - Makeup You Lean On.

Here are mine & yes, they were also in my travel makeup bag.....


Face:
I use L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder in shade 320 Natural Beige when I want a matte finish. On days when I want a more dewy finish, I use Etude House Snow White Precious Mineral BB Cream in shade W13 (This version is from the Princess Happy Ending Collection)
For a heavier coverage I use both - BB Cream & then the foundation.

To conceal spots under eyes, I use the Revlon Colorstay Concealer in  shade 03 Light Medium

To set everything in place, I apply Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in shade Translucent. As a finishing touch, and to mattify my oily summer skin further, I pat Street Wear Color Rich Perfection Compact Powder in shade Neutral.

For cheeks, I apply the blush I'm very very attached to - MAC Cream Soda Satin Blush  from the Archie's Girls Collection, which was Limited Edition. I try not to use it all the time, but I can't...I can't stop! It's a pale peach color- swatches here.

Eyes:
For everyday, I do a quick neutral look and usually only contour my hooded crease, so 
Naked Basics Palette is my go-to palette. It has everything I need & the palette is compact and easy to tote around everywhere I go.
To tightline my upper lash line, I use Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal Just Black. If you have small light eyes like mine, a black kohl on the bottom lash line can look too harsh, especially for day time, so I turn to a brown kohl instead - enter Bourjois Kohl Contour in shade 78 Brun Design.

If I feel like lining my upper lash line, I use Maybelline Colossal Liquid Liner, with the 0.4mm precision tip - my absolute favorite! More pics here

Lastly, the one product I could possibly end up in a psych ward without - Mascara! I've been really overworking Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara. Seriously, like, 4-5 coats of it every-time! Do not disturb me when I'm building my lashes! =D

Brows:
 
Currently using Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil in shade 002 Hazel Inglot Brow Shaping Pencil in shade #63, which is a waxy crayon stick that sets brows in place.

Lips:
Lancome Rouge In Love Lipstick in Rose Boudoir (Swatched here)
Revlon Matte Balm in Elusive mixed with MAC Vegas Volt. The resulting color is a pinky peachy beauty that's between a pink & coral.
If it's red I'm in the mood for, MAC Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up is my favorite these days, because it's not too bright.
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Mauve It Over. Lined with Bourjois Levres Contour Lip Liner in shade #12 Facetieuse. My most-worn matte nude lippie!


I showed you mine, now show me yours....

*Name 3 makeup products you lean on.*



Now bring the beat back!



I have a feeling this is my lose-weight song.

*Puts earphones on....runs to dressing room.....and locks door*




7/17/15

But First, I'll Be Your Personal Shopper [SALE]

Hello! 
I'll be your Personal Shopper today.
You can call me Agent Personal Shopper.
Agent PS?
Or anything you want.
Just make sure you put in the word 'Agent' 
(I tried to sneak in the word 'Secret' too, but....)
Because it sounds cool & because I'm holding the hair dryer like a gun.
Plus, you need to have an agent-type....umm.... aura when you hit the Sale racks - 
Next time you're in ZARA during sale, take a minute to look at the other women.
Where? Oh, there's one!
That side....in that corner over there....(Ooh that top she's touching looks nice! I WANT!)
That's why they don't want to be near you!
And most of them would no doubt be shopping alone.
Oh, yes. Rule #1- Always go SALE shopping alone.
No one is to be trusted.
Especially if 'no one' is.......

 So without further delay, here are some goodies you can - and MUST - buy right now. I mean RIGHT NOW!


Forever New Ria Printed Hi Low Dress: 50% OFF! Rs.6200/Rs.3095. It is so pretty and so worth the price- the sale price. Comes with a gold belt. It's still available online here, and there's a similar dress with a different print here.

July Nightwear: Rs.1199/Rs.959. I LOVE this brand July Nightwear! I always end up liking only their pyjama sets while browsing Jabong. I got this Disney one here and a few more sets. All pyjama sets & sleepwear are 20% off right now. You can check out the entire range here.

Corioliss Mini Vintage Hair Dryer (Limited Edition): Rs.2999/Rs.1399. How cute?! HOW CUTE?!!! Nykaa had this in one of the sliders amongst hair dryers on sale. I saw, I clicked, I ordered. I prefer mini/travel hair dryers coz they're light. I checked online and it was $85 when it was launched :O ....If the floral & cute blue pouch are calling your name, go grab it before it's gone at Nykaa HERE

5/20/15

New Hair Feat. Things I Love


I fell sick one week,
Baby CZii fell sick the next week,
I fell sick again that same week,
In the middle of last week....
 I made an impromptu trip to my hometown,
Slow Wi-fi. Doesn't even work at night!
Now I'm sitting in the living room while Baby CZii is sleeping upstairs,
Wi-fi comes and goes,
I'm hoping I'll be able to publish this post successfully.....
(Prove me wrong you Reliance dongle you!)
Before he wakes up & cries for milk  biscuits.

10 mins later:
Shucks! I can hear him already!
Oh, it's just my 1.5-year-old nephew.
Uh-oh, now he's next to me trying to grab my laptop!

Now if we were in a relationship, you wouldn't still think about breaking up with me because I did not keep in touch, would you? 
I've got issues, and it's not Apple Tree Yard*
............

Okay, about new hair: I got it cut & colored last month. I wanted side swept bangs,coz one day my forehead just looked so LARGE! Does it increase with age & childbirth?, I wondered. 
I asked for shoulder-length with lots of volume at the top, and I got, you could say, "The Rachel" (FRIENDS) haircut.

Color was achieved after a lot of stripping - meaning: bleaching & stripping away all of the orange in my hair. They used L'Oreal Majirel Lightest Ash Blonde.

These shoes! I got them from my hometown in January. Available in 2 colors. I got both. Not at the same time, I went for these another time - because, you know, I was losing sleep ;p. I wore them for the very first time last month, and was so pleasantly surprised that they're sooo comfortable for pencil heels.

I will post the other ones on my shoe blog www.cz-loves.com

4/28/15

MAC Toledo Collection Haul


MAC Isabel & Ruben Toledo Collection launched in India on Friday, 24th April. I had only one product in mind - this Blush Ombre. I've wanted one for a very long time, ever since they were first launched with some old MAC collections. That's why I was waiting for this collection to reach India.

I was so scared that they'd be SOLD OUT before I got to the store (You know how it is with MAC Limited Editions here!), but I was lucky to get the last pieces. LAST pieces! Just hearing those words made me shiver a little bit ;p

I picked up Ripe Peach & Kindergarten Red....


Ripe Peach ~ Light Coral

Kindergarten Red ~ Crimson Into Pale Nude

Both are so so beautiful & I can't wait to wear them!

Price ~ Rs.2400 (Each)

4/27/15

The 'Secret' I Add In Foundations


"The best things are discovered by accident."
~ Anonymous.

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When that quote becomes popular, I'm gonna say "I'm Anonymous! I'M ANONYMOUS!!!" (I my head, I'm running after people who are not listening to me....and then I stumble & fall on my face.)

BUT I probably won't, because it's so.....it's so.....it's so! Let's just leave it at that.

4/22/15

NEW! Lakmé 9to5 Insta Light


Yay! We have a cream highlighter from Lakmé! =)
Lakmé 9to5 Insta Light is a fragrant crème with a unique combination of ingredients like mineralized powders and luminizing pearls that ensure an instant glow on the skin. Crafted especially to suit Indian skintones, it seamlessly blends like a crème without making your skin sticky and sets like a powder, giving skin a matte look.


Price:

Rs.79 for 20gms
Rs.149 for 40gms


So glad it's available in 2 sizes!


Sets like a powder?
Sounds like my kind of highlighter! =)