It all started when Khaddu mentioned this casually that maybe we can do a makeup swap and well, we did it! 😀
We both were doing this for the first time and were very excited about it! Basically a makeup swap means two people send each other some surprise stuff within a set budget.
We first set a budget of Rs.2000 and then shared ‘hints’ with each other of what kindof products we want!
I basically wanted products from Indian brands like Lakme, Colorbar. I was having an overdose of Revlons and Maybellines! I also really like Bourjois, she does too 😉 And she mainly wanted Sephoraaa!! 😀
And we both got our wishes!
She’ll be sharing what I sent her soon and I’ll link that post here then 🙂
At first, we were quite scared because the parcel she sent me came back to her 😦 but then she sent it again and I have it with me nowww!!!! I’m so excited seriously!
As soon as I opened the package, there was a candy like scent coming from it! Aahh!! 😛 and also, the package had these cute little colourful bubbles all over. I mean thermocol balls, please excuse me, I’m extremely kiddish that way 😛
Then I started opening it all and here’s what came out! 😀 this post is almost like an unboxing post, as I’m sharing pics and my thoughts exactly as I opened this!
I am really sorry I haven’t been regular since some time; I am really caught up in a lot of stuff! But I promise I’ll be back with regular posts soon!
Today, I am back with this week’s edition of Five Friday Favourites 🙂 I had quite a busy week and the weather was overly humid so didn’t wear a lot of makeup!
I loved these five things this week and sharing them with you all here –
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips talk lipstick. I won this in Cynthia’s giveaway last month and received it last week! Ah just look at the pretty thing! It is so gorgeous. Since I’m in a huge coral phase at the moment, I chose a coral shade. It’s a very pretty shade, it kindof washes me out but I top it with some different coloured gloss and it remains coral but becomes prettier!!! Loving it 🙂
L’Occitane Pivoine Flora lip shine in shade Peche Farandole. I picked this up in the recent 50%off sale at L’Occitane and I absolutely love it! It’s an amazing lip gloss and the shade is just my kindof everyday shade! Do check out the sale, they still have a lot of stuff in stock online!
Next the Forever 21 jewellery; I got them last to last week I think! The smaller one is a bracelet and I bought it for… wait for it… Rs.99!! Yes, without any sale! And the other is a neckpiece and I got it for 179 bucks! Aren’t the prices insanely amazing?!!! I love the new F21 store at Saket! 😀
Lakme Kohl Ultimate. I try so many kohls all the time but I keep coming back to this! I’ve been using it since a year now and it would have gotten over by now had I used only this, but I keep switching with others and so this is still a little more than half left. I love it and always will! You can read my full review on it here.
The Face Shop Hand Cream. I have been stopping myself to buy one of these since Sephora opened up in Delhi first! On my last visit I just couldn’t resist myself and finally indulged!! Isn’t this the most adorable thing ever? Awww… ❤ and it smells really nice too!
Have you used any of these? Do you like them? And what were your favourites this week? Do share your views in the comments below!
Love you all!
And, don’t forget to send in your entries for the contest going on my blog to win a Flipkart coupon!!!
I received this lip gloss as a part of a gift kit from Lotus Herbals that I showed here. The lip gloss comes in 10 shades, I have the shade Peach Pink. I’m absolutely in love with this lip gloss ever since I got it and I might just finish a lip gloss for once 😉
Lancôme unveils a new range of lip glosses called “Gloss in Love”.
Comprising of 12 colourful shades, that vary from soft colors to pure pop tones, this dream gloss is for every woman who wants it all.
With a high tech 2 in 1 applicator, the gloss is just a click away making it easy to use. Its ultra comfort texture moisturizes lips for 6 hours. Gloss in Love exudes a subtle scent of mouth-watering vanilla, lifted by a fresh fruit cocktail.
Priced at INR1600; Available at all Lancome boutiques nationwide.
“Ever since its 2012 launch, Rouge In Love has become the cult lipstick of every colour addict. Synonymous with femininity, freshness and resolute modernity, this ode to colour extends an invitation to express oneself. A statement of pure joie de vivre… Its unique pigmented formula coupled with exceptional hold makes it a must-have for lips.
Rouge In Love, Vernis In Love… Today, the In Love universe is enriched with a brand new generation of gloss. A genius of shine and comfort housed in a case that opens with a click: Gloss In Love.
Fuchsia, pink and orange: the shades combine together to form countless glistening looks. Enjoy total freedom to experiment with the most daring of combinations for infinite variations, teaming up the gloss with the new Rouge In Love and Vernis In Love shades. Lancôme thus creates the most mouth-watering made-to-measure “In Love” make-up imaginable, perfect to play with and to highlight the colourful spontaneity of your personality. Discover it this summer; you’ll be hooked all year round.
The cherry on the cake? Its super-smart applicator defines lips without ever changing their natural shape! With its ultra-simple applicator for results worthy of a make-up artist, Lancôme once again offers a concentrate of technology – and pure joy – to every woman, whether she’s a make-up expert or a colour novice. Because happiness is the most seductive beauty of all.”
Gloss In Love,
Stunning colours in high-shine
Infused with intense pigments and light-trapping mother of pearl, this is the dream gloss of every woman who simply wants it all. Dazzling lips, swathed in a marvellous cocoon effect, all in a case that opens with a click, featuring a super-smart applicator… The must-have accessory for every woman on-the-go. Feeling every bit as delightful on lips as it looks, its ultra-comfort texture moisturises lips for 6 hours. Simply brilliant!
12 In Love shades
Pink Carat, Flash’n’Fuchsia, Under the Spotlight, Glittermania… Forever sparkling light is the order of the day.
From the softest of shades to pure pop tones, Gloss In Love is created in a palette of vibrant pinks, oranges and fuchsias to play with to your heart’s content! Not forgetting Just Strass, an ultra-iridescent flashy white to layer on or to use as an undercoat, transform any shade of lipstick and gloss… Spring 2013’s absolute must-have!
A high-comfort gloss: women’s dream, made reality by Lancôme
Combining shine, even colour and comfort: Gloss In Love achieves this seemingly impossible feat.
Its secret: at the heart of a magnifying glass-effect crystalline base, the breakthrough association of two polymers – one glossy, one flexible – to form a supple, shiny three-dimensional network on lips’ surface. Pigments and mother-of-pearl to shine through to their fullest potential, allowing for radiant colour with this new-generation absolute-comfort and non-sticky texture, able to moisturise lips for 6 hours.
A sensual fragrance
Gloss In Love exudes a subtle scent of mouth-watering vanilla, lifted by a fresh fruit cocktail. Addictive!
A two-in-one applicator
A precise and simple application: Lancôme creates its first ever double-sided applicator. In a single step, made up of two strokes, it defines lips without flattening them or detracting from their natural shape.
1. The lower lip side: its curved side hugs the lower lip’s surface, applying the texture with perfect uniformity so as to amplify shape and shine.
2. The upper lip side: simply turn the applicator around to discover a high-precision tip to enhance the upper lip contour with all the dexterity of a make-up artist. Unprecedented!
Colour… in a click
Imprinted with the words Gloss In Love its crystal bottle reveals the formula within, pure colour and mother-of-pearl. Then comes the click… Just press down and the cap is gently released, making it even easier to use. A signature sound infused with addictive chic.
Emma Watson, more In Love than ever.
In Love ambassadress from day one, Emma Watson is again in front of Mario Testino’s lens. Lips dressed in Gloss In Love Under the Spotlight, combined with Rouge In Love Rose me, Rose me Not!, nails pretty as a picture in Vernis In Love Very In Love: the vision of a new glamour by Lancôme!
Doesn’t Peah Show look absolutely gorgeous ??? I’m droolinggg over it 😛
This haul wasn’t planned at all but I’m loving everything I bought yesterday 🙂
I was at DLF promenade with my sister and we wanted to buy something for our mom for Mother’s day and in turn bought stuff for ourselves too 😛
We got the Inglot slim gel lipstick in shade#58 for mom. It’s a gorgeous dark red shade, I’ll swatch it for you guys soon 🙂
I also for a freedom system concealer refill for myself. Its cost is Rs.250 but right now it’s on 30% discount.
Then I checked out the MAC Archie collection! I badly wanted the Kiss & don’t tell lipglass(Rs.1100) and imagine my luck when I found that shade is still in stock BUT I didn’t buy it! I just walked out of the store leaving the lipglass and the petrol blue liner, the most gorgeous two things ever! 😦 self-control its called!
To make myself feel better, I went to newU to check out lipglosses in other brands to see if I can find any similar to kiss& don’t tell. And I bought two lip glosses-
Colorbar Tru gloss in shade Radiant Pink. (Rs.495)
Lakme absolute lip gloss in shade Candy shine.(Rs.450)
I felt so good later that I bought 2 glosses with money less than one MAC gloss. 😀 Thank God I resisted myself at the MAC store.
I also got a newU nail paint(Rs.50) and the Palmolive thermal spa body wash(Rs.125), I’ve read so many people raving about this, I just had to try it.
And finally! Oh yes, I got the Forest Essentials lip balm(Rs.495). Because it’s got the most awesome packaging in the world! I won’t show you more pictures right now, wait for the review 😀
And let me tell you how the Forest Essentials people pack your shopping. They took a piece of butter paper, sprayed it with perfume, and wrapped this tiny lip balm box in that paper. Then put it in their FE paper bag and sprinkled flower petals in the bag. That bag smells so heavenly I can’t tell you 🙂 This was my first brush with the brand and I’m in love with Forest Essentials! Would definitely be going back for more stuff! 🙂
Another month over! Phew! This was a fun month for me and also a month which has taken a few major decisions of my life. I’ll share them with you once they’re finalized 🙂
I am sorry for not being regular since some time, my laptop was giving me major trouble and it finally crashed on Friday 😦 All my data is in it so can’t post anything right now, thankfully I had already completed this post and it was in the drafts to be posted at the end of the month!
I had a lotttt of favourites this month, as you can see!
Lips feel luxuriously soft and supple with nourishing honey nectar
Use the wand to apply lip gloss starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Follow the same technique for your bottom lip.
Price: INR 260 for 6.8ml.
Available at all Maybelline counters and most online stores.
This is one of my absolute favourite lip glosses. And also, one of my first almost opaque lip glosses.