BARGAIN: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

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Real Techniques have some of the most amazing brushes available.  The Expert Face Brush is supposed to be one of the best brushes for foundation. So I was very excited when I saw that it was available for Rs. 495 only on Amazon.in! It arrived in 4 days and delivery was free.  The Real Techniques Brushes appear to be available the cheapest on Amazon & the most expensive on Nykaa.

Buy the Expert Face Brush now – HERE

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Maybelline Velvet Matte: MAT 04

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MAT 04

Rs.475

I was really excited when the Velvet Matte Lip Colours were launched in India. I love the Lip Polishes by Maybelline & thought these would be similar Matte versions since the packaging is so similar, but that’s not the case. They are available in 8 shades ranging from pink to orange to red. The texture is creamy and similar to the Lip Polishes. And like the Lip Polishes, they don’t really settle into a super Matte finish. If you are looking for lipsticks which really have the ‘Velvet Matte’ finish, check out the Lip Gradation lip colours recently launched.

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Maybelline Lip Gradation // Color Blur

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Top – Bottom: Fuchsia 1, Coral 1, Pink 1

Hello everyone!

Let’s be honest. What really drew me to these was the colourful crayon-y packaging. I was never very artistic in school. I didn’t even like crayons; I preferred colour pencils. So why I’m drawn to lipsticks that look like twist up crayons, I’ll never figure out.

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Top – Bottom: Fuchsia 1, Coral 1, Pink 1

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NEW: Maybelline Fit Me in India! (First Impressions)

dsc_2187.jpgAbout a month ago, a friend’s family was coming to India from the US & I was asked what I wanted. As a kid, were you ever taken to a candy store and asked what you wanted? Where would you start?? But I’m not a kid anymore, so I had to be modest & say I didn’t want anything. Even though I had a list. A rather long, precise & embarrassingly expensive one. Right at the top of that list was the Maybelline Fit Me concealer – because it wouldn’t have a huge OTT price tag, would be easily available, I’d heard great things about it, & though available in India, it was ridiculously priced on Amazon etc (Rs. 1000+). But I hesitated because I didn’t want to end up with the wrong shade. And also the modest thing, obviously. Flash forward to a month later – Maybelline introduces the Fit Me range in India as my Christmas gift 😀

The range introduced consists of: The Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation (the Fit Me range in the US has so many different foundations. But if I were there, this would be the one I’d pick.) – 6 shades, Fit Me concealer – 3 shades, Fit Me Compact – 4 shades, Fit Me Blushes – 3 shades. (The number of shades are according to what the ever clueless SAs at Maybelline counters informed me. So if you don’t find your shade, I’d wait for Maybelline to formally announce the number of shades rather than trying to make do with something not quite right. I’ve had enough experiences with clueless SAs ensuring me that products didn’t exist or had been discontinued when I knew for a fact that they probably just didn’t have them in stock.)

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2015 Favourites

2015 is almost over. How? How??? I think as you grow older, life starts speeding up. I’m sure about it. Almost.

dsc_2157.jpgI’ve tried to pick out some of my favourites this year. Which I used consistently for more than just a month or so. Turns out, there are quite a few ~

The Body Shop Bath Lily: I once read Essie Button say that this is the best loofah she’s ever come across. I haven’t tried a ton of loofahs, but I don’t think I will be either. Ever since I started using this, I can’t stop. It’s not scratchy, but it exfoliates well. Softly. Effectively. Must try.

Engage Deo Spray – Tease: When I saw the ad, I thought these would smell…spicy. Too strong. Not my type. I was wrong. Some do, but this one doesn’t. It’s quite long lasting too. I’ve got compliments for this, so I had to include it here.

L’Oréal HydraFresh Night Mask In Jelly (reviewed here): This stuff is incredible. It’s perfect for combination skin.

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RAVE: L’Oréal Hydrafresh Night Mask In Jelly

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Rs. 599 for 50ml (seen here).

The Packaging: Luxurious. The glass jar is heavy and not travel friendly; nor is it very hygienic. But it is sturdy & the reflective lid looks amazing.

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Review: Maybelline Fashion Brow Pencil

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Rs. 245

Maybelline has been on a roll this year with its new launches. After The Nudes palette, this is another much needed launch. For some reason, the Indian market has very few brow products which are not widely available & quite overpriced. With this launch, Maybelline took care of both.

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