Stocking up my makeup stash for the wedding season

Cosmetics Haul

Wedding is season in on, and for me it is on with a full bang. I have back to back weddings to attend starting from November till January the next year as of now. So I had to stock up on some of my make up items. The number one being the Foundation. I have been using Revlon Colorstay for quite some time but this time around I thought to try something new. And I so wanted to try the new Infallible Foundation from L'oreal. But wait I got Maybelline Dream Satin too. Read on to know why I got two different foundations.


Look what I just unboxed : Makeup Revolution UK Haul


Makeup Revolution Haul

Makeup revolution has become almost a cult favorite with all the beauty bloggers and make up artists all over the world. This not too old brand has great dupes of some of the luxury makeup products which are too expensive to buy. I have been eyeing Makeup revolution for quite some time and this time I just could not resist but gave into the temptation. Did you know makeup revolution even has an Indian online store, but I ordered the products from Makeup Revolution UK online store. I ordered on 12th November and the package came to me on 27th Nov. It was bubble wrapped and packaged in a plastic bag. I wish they had packed in a card board box.


Fab India Honey and Oatmeal Face and Body Scrub Review



Exfoliation is a must any time of the year. Did you know exfoliation helps in removing tan as well. A friend of mine told me that if you are on a beach vacation and if you scrub daily during your stay after sun exposure, lot of your tanning would be removed. Well I did not know about it, but then I thought if I scrub afterwards also, the upper dead skin would scrub off which might reduce the tanning a bit. So I go this scrub to put her theory to test. But let me tell you, this scrub in no way claims to remove tanning.


New Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair non greasy body lotion // Review



Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair non greasy body lotion
Vaseline and Boroline are two products which is probably common is all Bengali household. Though most of us youngsters in the family have shifted to variety of other body lotion available in the market, but the old ladies in my family starting from my mother, mother in law, aunts and even grand mothers still swears by it. Somehow I never liked Vaseline, though the aloe vera variant was still ok but the total repair and the chocolate one, no I never liked them. I always felt that they were too greasy and my nose did not like the smell of these two variants. So when Vaseline introduced their new variant, I picked it up for my mother in law when she asked me to get what ? yes, VASELINE body lotion. I used it from my mother in law just to check if this really lived up to its claim.


Your upcoming Holiday parties / Prom are sorted with dresses from promtimes.co.uk

A-line Sweetheart Sleeveless Knee-length Dark Navy Chiffon Prom Dress

The holiday season is just around the corner where we have so many parties to attend, starting from Christmas to New years. Every year it's a serious dilemma on "What am I going to wear ?", or "Last year I wore this dress and my friends have already seen me in it, cannot repeat, so what will I wear ?" or the prom is coming up, and the graduation party, or the office party so gals we need to have dresses handy don't we.

Well this brand Promtimes from UK has got you covered. They have amazing prom dresses and at an remarkable prices under 50 GBP. Though the brand labels these dresses as prom dresses but I personally feel that with their so many varieties and designs their dresses can easily be worn on holiday parties, wedding parties not particularly only in prom, which we Indian wish we had in our schools and colleges.

Look at this A-line Sweetheart Sleeveless Knee-length Dark Navy Chiffon Prom Dress in the above picture. For a Holiday party pair this dress up with a faux fur cropped jacket or a sequined jacket and you are bound to make some head turn.


Studio West Pure Passion Vivid Nail Colour in 360 Latte and NOTD

Studio West Pure Passion Vivid Nail Colour in 360 Latte
Westside has recently launched their in house makeup and skincare line called Studio West. Their makeup line is quite affordable and has some great line of products. I went to pick some of their stuffs, but to my sadness the only things the Camac Street Westside had was nail polishes. The SA told me they were out of stock of everything else. How strange. So I picked up only nail polish. There are were some great colours available but what too my fancy the most in this beautiful coffee colour called 360 Latte. They have all variants by the way, glitter, metallic, pastels. Do check them out.


Fab India Lemon and Mint Foot Scrub Review and Swatch



Fab India Lemon and Mint Foot Scrub Review and Swatch
Hey All, Hope you all had an amazing Diwali. I had a safe one, I flew sky lanterns which eco friendly and animals friendly. No furry friends ran for cover for this. I steer clear of any noisy and polluting fire crackers. Doing my part to save the environment I guess.

As winter chills sets in and feet starts to get even more drier so weekly scrubbing is a must. Today, I am going to share with you my views on this foot scrub from Fab India.



Recipe : My Gluten Free Brownie

Gluten Free Brownie

Brownies are one of the easiest things to make and the most yummiest thing to eat. I cannot count the number of times I have baked them, shared them with friends and made them more as request from friends. The recipe is simple, one pot wonder and no laborious whisking and too much cleaning. My one has the goodness of oats in it which is again kid friendly and waist line friendly, well somewhat. My family and friends loves these little squares of joy and I am sharing the same with you all today.



Kali Puja inspired nail art // Happy Diwali to all

Diwali Nail Art

What is Diwali to the rest of the world, for a Bengali it is Kali Puja. This form of the divine Goddess is in her most powerful form. She wards off evil and to perform the puja rituals it does take a lot pure devotion and strength. Usually we fast the whole day and only at night the puja ritual starts which continues till dawn of the next day, During Durga Puja I did want to do a Durga Puja inspired nail art but somehow it did not happen. So this Kali Puja ( same day as Diwali) I am making up for it. So here is my Kali Puja inspired nail art.


Soultree nutgrass and neem with soothing chamomile Face Wash Review

Soultree nutgrass and neem with soothing chamomile Face Wash Review
On my last post about my October empties I have posted about this face wash which is my absolute current favorite and I have already finished a bottle and my second bottle is almost half way through. This face wash is my latest find on another SLS freee and harsh chemical free face wash which is ever so gentle on skin. I picked it up from my local Rainbow Organic Store at Diamond Plaza if you are from North Kolkata. If you are planning to get organic stuffs do visit this store, they store everything from food to skincare to even clothes. I love going to this store for all the rainbow feeling. Get it .. the rainbow lady visiting the rainbow store. Cliche much !!


What I finished using in October


Hey everyone, I am back with another edition of my empties post. I love doing this post as much as I love reading all about it of other bloggers. This post in particular gives a sense of accomplishment that yes I have finished something and also acts as a reminiscence when I would want to look back to see what had actually worked for me and what did not, in case my brain decides to forget. ( N.B I have a curious case of wandering brain, so it tends to forget a lot of things ). So lets jump right into it.