Friday, 25 January 2013

Ben Nye Matte Foundation in 09, Tan Brulee

Hiya People,
Hope you all had a lovely week, today will be reviewing Ben Nye Matte Foundation in 09, Tan Brulee. Most of you must be unaware of this brand. It's a renowned brand in the world of makeup for the last 45 years. Chick for more details

I was looking for a cream concealer cum foundation, something similar to MAC Studio Fix Concealer and came across this shade. I'm using this as a concealer instead of foundation since it comes in a cream form n is a bit thick to be used as a foundation. I love the way it conceals pigmentation or under eye dark circles. It glides beautifully over a primer and when compared to MAC Studio Fix is quite lighter in texture. 

Ben Nye Matte Foundation in 09, Tan Brulee

Simple packaging with a transparent screw on top

Set it with a translucent powder, a dash of blush/ highlighter, add a gloss n u're ready to go ;)
The below swatch is without a primer or moisturizer on my skin so mite look a bit dry but it's just perfect after I hydrate my face n prime it. Priced at Rs.900/- for 14g of product is worth the outlay. 

Do share your views bout this Brand and product, ohhh bdw got this cute lil Japanese money purse from Aunt, howz it?

Lotsa Love n Smiles
Priya :)

Thursday, 24 January 2013

NYX Studio Perfect Phote-Loving Primer

Hiya People,
How r ya? I had a blast shopping again but rite now will do a quick review bout my latest Jackpot, the NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer. 

This amazing product comes in a plastic travel friendly tube. It gives a smooth finish to my face instantly and thus acts as a good base for my concealer n foundation. It helps my makeup to stay fresh, last for long n face  looks hydrated instead of looking cakey :P

List of Ingredients

Comes in a gel form that spreads easily on my face, even if my face is oily or sweaty. Smooth texture and a very tiny pea size quantity is required for my entire face. After using it in day, night, dry, humid n extremely hot weather I can state that it's one of the best primers I've used till date. No breakouts or allergies on my super sensitive skin.

Priced at Rs.2400/- for 30ml product is a bit pricey but considering the quantity required and the smooth finish it imparts to my face makes it worth buying. I love the product n will definitely suggest makeup wearers to try it out.

Chalo then fellas I'll wrap up coz the irresistible n sweet aroma of warm Besan Ladoos that my Aunt is making is quite inviting, c ya n do mail your view bout this product if u've tried it :)

Lotsa Love
Priya :)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Day3 in Mumbai

Hello People,
How r ya all, I chilled out at home till evening, ate home made dosas wid shezwan sauce + Prawns masala....yummmm n then strawberry wid strawberry crush n vanilla ice-cream, super yummmm ;)

I also tried MAC face n body foundation n this is how it looks on me, will review it ASAP, as of now you can see the effect it has on my face... wotcha think??

In the evening I had gone to Bandra Reclamation to see Mahalaxmi Saras Exhibition. Sorry I didn't carry my camera along. The products on display were homemade edible products made by women from various places, Sikkim, Manipal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Himachal etc, other than that bags, handicraft items etc. I bought 2 really cute n delicate neck pieces from there shown in the next two pics for Rs.200/- each

Red N White Beads

Silver Beads

The exhibition was quite big n it took me almost two hours to cover every shop, it was nice to see business women everywhere :) my best wishes to all those hardworking women visit if you like wooden artifacts, handicraft items etc.
The next piece is from Parla East, in gold n silver studded with diamonds with a intricate yet delicate design is a beautiful neck piece.Priced at Rs. 3200/-

Also shopped for this beautiful pair of white heels :) flee market shopping, Price Rs.200/-

What did you shop today?? Take care...ciao!

Lotsa Love
Priya :)

Lacto Calamine RENUE, Anti Aging Cream

Hiya Fellas,
I've been meaning to review this product since the 1st time I used it but I waned to wait and be sure of the implication of this products before I wrote bout it, I've been using this product for the last 20 days daily and feel it's a good time to review it.

Lacto Calamine is a trusted brand. It's the brand we've all grown up using, most of us in your teens use to use Lacto Calamine instead of foundation, we would use it for itches, acne, rashes n even on chicken pox marks, I've used it when I got chicken pox n I never got a single mark on my face or body, so for me it was a brand name I trust.
I came across an advertise of this product n asked a nearby medical store to get it for me. I waned to give it to my Mom who's a former Mrs. Pune for the new year but by the time this arrived I had already gifted her wid a Lush n Bodyshop creams that she was happy with so this was left wid me to experiment.

I have a young skin n to top it it's oily so I don't have any problems of wrinkles none da less I decided to try this product for my sunburned skin. I have a very sensitive skin n thus it is quick to tan n at times burn despite the heaviest of sun block. Due to my outdoor games n shopping sprees my skin had got pigmented n also I could visibly see the colour difference on the skin of my forehead n cheeks n thus tried this on my skin

The 1st night I tried it on my hands where there was visible tanning n tested it on the skin behind my ear for sensitivity. The next day I could feel the change in my hands while applying a nail lacquer also it had passed the sensitivity test. I then used it on my face except under eye area n the night after on under eyes as well. I honestly have seen the change in my skin tone. The tan is visibly reduced n it also did not give me any stretchy feeling under the eye area. It felt thick n oily on application so was worried bout break out on my oily skin but when the morning came it had been absorbed in my skin n no breakouts, no oil.

The pore size has visibly reduced and I don't need a heavy hand on concealer for my under eye area as well as pigmentation. My skin feels smooth n baby soft to touch. 

It comes in a glass jar with a screw on top, 3 RENEW Proof Strips are also enclosed in the box, these strips can be used to check the effect of this product on the wrinkles at the onset, after 4 weeks n after 8 weeks of usage respectively. Since I don't have any wrinkle prob as of now I haven't used 'em but it's a good way to understand if this product is really working for you.

The Contents 

It dose not have a very pleasant odor n due to it's oily texture I don't use it in the day time instead use it only at night. It has a thick peaky consistency. 

It claims to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles n fine lines, improves skin elasticity, moisturises skin, and reduces pigmentation. 

Priced at INR 799/- for 50gms of a good product from a reliable brand is a good buy. Yes! I personally will recommend this product especially for those who have a dull skin, pigmentation n beginning of wrinkles n lines. If you've tried this product do lemme know your views bout it.

Have a fab day!

Lotsa Love
Priya :)

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Day 2, Shopping in Mumbai

Yello People,
How r ya all doing today?? I had nother day filled wid shopping... eating n lotsa fun. Having born n brought up in Mumbai I have many memories attached to this place, one such memory is my favorite Mumbai Shev Puri. Yeah we do get shev puri in Pune but it's too sweet n nuthing like Mumbai Chaat ;) Khatta, Teekha n Simply Awesomeeeeee ;)

I ate 3 plate Shev-Puri ....had been to Hypercity.after the galore of delectable delicacy around me I was so damn hungry n just as I was loading my car wid the shopping I spotted a chaat wala outside Hypercity ... I love chaat n take my word this was by far the best shev-puri I've ever had, awesomeeeeee really :D if u ever visit Hypercity n see a chaatwala outside do indulge ;)

Hypercity Malad, Mumbai

Colour for the Eyes :)

Some more .... Just Bagssss :D

Just saw this beautiful shop of flowers on the way, it's on SV road, reasonable rates n the guy dose delivery in Mumbai so if you need a lovely bouquet of colours call Debashish @ 8108688628 ...

I also visited Inorbit Malad that's next to Hypercity n boy the place especially Shoppers Stop was buzzing with activity since there's a sale going on, I so requested the management to allow me to click but those meanies didn't lemme :( soweeee, the sale is upto 50% on shoes, bags n apparels do check it out ;D

N how can I forget MAC, I was dying to get their face n body foundation n got it today :):):):):):):):):) will review it ASAP rite now am busy chowing down a gigantic piece of Plum Cake that I picked at Hypercity n soaking my aching legs in a warm water tub...phewwww it's a tough life for a shopaholic you know ;) lemme know how was ur day, TC n love u lots.

Priya :)

Monday, 21 January 2013

Shopping in Mumbai ;)

Hiya People,
The shopaholic is back wid a huge haul ;D I came to Mumbai yesterday for a much needed break n what an awesome start to my week. I was planning to strictly buy essentials at the same time wondering what exactly I mean by essentials ;) wicked me..

Beauty Centre Haul :):):):):):):):)


I Bought..

  • 2 Dove Body Lotions 
  • 1 Shampoo + Conditioner by Tresemme 
  • 2 Nivea Lip Balms (Hydrocare n Essential Care)
  • 2 Bonjour Lippys
  • 1 NYX Primer
  • 1Ben Nye Makeup Fixing Spray
  • 1 Ben Nye Cream Foundation cum concealer
  • 1 Ben Nye Translucent Powder in Fair
  • 1 Nivea Rollon
  • 1 Nivea Skin Refining Scrub
  • 1 Nivea After Shave Balm, WHATT!!!!! It's for Dad
  • Garnier Pure Soap Free Scrub
  • 1 Neutrogena Sun Block with spf 50
  • 2 Nail Paints, I got one due to the sheer size of the bottle, it's so tiny it will surely make u smile :)
  • 2 Packets of cotton balls
  • Mars & Snicker for my family n me, I needed the extra sugar to stop me from fainting after seeing the total of the whole bunch of bills :P

Super tiny, super cute for my lil sis :)

Wallets + Bag that my Aunt picked

I liked this the wallet most :).... cute colour of coupboards at my Aunts Place

A Simply gorgeous bag, Grey + Peach, fab it :)

A pretty cotton floral tunic in white with 3/4th sleeves 

Jewellery for Friends, Mom n Aunts

Flats from Linking Road, flee market shopping :)

But the highlight of the day was I visited the place called yankie doodle near YOKO on SV road near Santacruz, As a kid I use to eat a Ice-cream n cake roll called chic choc, that used to be served wid chocolate sauce n topped wid roasted cashews, I've come to Mumbai many times but unfortunately even after visiting this place on every visit I never was able to eat my all time favorite childhood delight since it was unavailable every time but today I tried again n YIPEEEEEEEE got it :D:D:D:D:D I was smiling from ear to ear...I called up my Dad, Mom n Grandpa just to tell 'em see I got it... man I was so emotional, I was a kid again...

My aunt saw me all engrossed in eating this that she patted my head n said ...u're still a kid :D...when it comes to chic choc...yeah I really am n will remain the same till eternity, a happy kid...yipeeeee :)

Hope u people njoyed the visual treat, will be back wid nother haul, reviews n lotsa fun moments... till then u fellas tc, happy shopping n don't forget to carry your most essential beauty treatment with you...YOUR SMILE ;) Love u all, gudnite.

Your Crazyyyyy
Priya :D