Haul Time – Crazzzzzyyyyy & back to the world again!!

Its been a long long time since there has anything being shared or reviewed here. The last year has been very tough year for me emotionally & physically. However now I am back and trying to make things normal again. And the first thing that I have done to make life normal was to take a vacation. And when there is vacation there is relaxing & of course shopping !!!! If you follow me on Instagram you would probably know the beauty shopping that has taken place in the last 3-4 weeks.

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I travelled to London last month & it was perfect tie to be there. The weather was so good. London has so much to offer when it comes to beauty, the high end brands as well as the best of the drugstore brands which are not available in India. I am sharing the beauty part of my shopping from London. Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did 🙂

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Urban Decay Travel

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Nars

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Charlotte Tilbury

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HUDA Beauty

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Makeup Revolution 

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NYX

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KIKO

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Soap & Glory and YSL

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Maybelline

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Sleek

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The Blam

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Seventeen Cosmetics

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Rimmel UK

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PS Cosmetics

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Nail Enamels

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Ardell

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Natural Collection

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Miscellaneous Picks

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Carmex, Vaseline & PIXI WOO

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Real Techniques

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PS Comestics Mask Sheets & Masks

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Aren’t these the cutest ??

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Limeroad : Love, Create, Share & Shop

Online Shopping is one part of our life that we all enjoy. The freedom to shop from the comfort of our home without driving through crazy traffic or waiting for one’s turn in the long queues of trail room/billing. The options are a lot and every site tries to be different & unique in their own way. The site that caught my attention is LIMEROAD.

What LIMEROAD says about self :

Whether you want a chic look or something ethnic, you will always find the most fashionable creations for every mood, season and occasion only at one of the best online shopping sites in India, LimeRoad.com. Here, we are committed to make sure that you get dresses and accessories that are unmatched in terms of style, quality and reliability. Starting from sarees, Kurtis, dresses, bags, shoes for Women and other dynamic accessories, you will get the most affordable prices amongst all websites along with safe and trouble free shopping experience every time.
LimeRoad.com besides providing best online shopping for women also gives myriad payment options including Debit Card, Credit Card and Net Banking payment, all conducted through an encrypted and secure payment gateway.IMG_6053

Why LIMEROAD :

Today there are multitudes of shopping sites in India, leaving users spoilt for choices. It therefore, becomes increasingly important to strive for newness, to do things differently, to stand out in the crowd. LimeRoad is India’s first online store that offers customers the ability to establish their own beautiful and customised looks via the scrapbook tool which is innovative and user-friendly. With an option of creating, sharing and earning credits every time you create a look—the Scrapbook makes sure that you never run out of fashion tips. Each customer has access to the plethora of looks available on the site to shop from or even mix and match items and scrapbooks as per their preference. LimeRoad gives the everyday Indian woman a whole new shopping experience that places us at the number one position for women’s fashion and lifestyle amongst other websites in India.

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I picked up 2 pieces of Jewellery from LIMEROAD, a necklace & a pair of earrings. I liked how firmly everything was packed to avoid any damage in transit. The necklace & the earrings were separately packed in a plastic box in bubble wrap.

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Limeroad also gives you the option of shopping anytime & anywhere by their mobile application, which can be easily installed on the smart phone.

In my personal opinion, Limeroad is a perfect site to shop for all your requirements at one place. Be is chic or traditional, there is a whole variety to find what you are looking for and you can also share your ideas of styling with others through the scrapbook & enjoy the wonderful range they offer.

P.S : PR Samples

Pond’s White Beauty Pearl Cleansing Gel Review & Pics

ABOUT:It claims to give glowing refreshed fair skin after wash without drying the skin as it has oxy-gel formula with pearl essence.

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PRICE:rs.95 for 50gms,165 for 100gm

PACKAGING:The face wash comes in a pink and white plastic tube with a flip cap.The packaging is nothing new and very Ponds’ type.It is easy to use and dispense out the product.Also,it is travel friendly.

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MY VIEWS:The face wash is transparent thick gel type devoid of any granules.It is dense and a small amount is only needed for one time use.

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The face wash is easy to work out with and lather very well.It is mild and not very strong.It has a floral fragrance reminiscent to all Pond’s products.I use it once a day.It provides a fresh feel to the face.It is not one of those face washes that  leave your face squeeky clean taking away all the oil from the face.The moisture level of my face doesn’t go down however it removes all the dirt nicely.

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RATING:3/5

RECOMMENDATION:It is a very typical of Pond’s face wash.Apart from the name,the formula and everything is the same.The claims of pearl essence are still under doubt.My favorite is Pond’s tan removal scrub/face wash!!

The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer-Review,Swatches & pics

ABOUT:Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow. Layer it on your eyelids for luxe-looking eyelashes, sweep it on your cheeks for a sexy sheen or use it as an all over finishing touch before you head out for the night!

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PRICE:rs.2350 for 0.30oz

PACKAGING:The packaging is really cute and very attractive with a girl pouting and depicting as if she is arrested.The packaging is really sturdy and travel friendly.It is easy to store and use.A mirror is provided which is perfect for touchups.

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THE SHADE: Mary lou is a perfect champagne gold highlighter that is enough to lit up any thing!! A swirl of this beauty is enough to turns heads on!!!

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MY VIEWS:The highlighter is amazing and application is effortless.It glides on super smoothly and application is a dream.It is devoid of shimmer and has a golden sheen.The highlighter is in powder form but it feels creamy.It doesnt clog pores or break me out.However,you need to blend it properly else it will definitely accentuate pores.It works well for highlighting cheeks,cupid’s bow as well as the browbone.

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I can used it as per my need.For a  subtle glow,I use it sparingly and can be intensified as per need.Also,this suits all skin tones but the reflection and intensity depends upon skin tone.It stays for good 6-7 hours.

RATING:5/5

RECOMMENDATION:Highly recommend this.It is seriously gorgeous and the amount provided is fab!!My next jump is on Becca now!! will be back with it super soon!! :d

Lotus Herbals YOUTHRx Youth Activating Serum Plus Creme Review,Pics

ABOUT:It contains the highest concentration of the revolutionary ‘Gineplex Youth Compound’ which gives it 10 times the anti-ageing power of a day crème.
It’s a 2-in-1 formula of Serum + Crème –
1.    Serum penetrates the skin quickly and delivers 10X* more ‘GINEPLEX YOUTH COMPOUND’ to the dermal layer, boosting collagen production.
2.    Crème nourishes, hydrates and restores skin moisture.
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 INGREDIENTS:Ginseng, Ginger, Milk Peptide Complex

PRICE: Rs. 695 for 30ml.

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PACKAGING:The packaging is quite classy and quite nice with a dull golden metallic outer bottle having a purple dispenser and transparent cap.It is sturdy and travel friendly with all the details mentioned.

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SHADE:The serum is milky white in color.It quickly gets absorbed into the skin.

MY VIEWS:I have been using this serum for about a month.I was intrigued by the serum-cream combination.The formula is great for oily-combination skin as it is hydrating but doesn’t break out or make the face greasy.It provides the right amount of moisture needed for the face.The serum is very light weight and quickly gets absorbed into the skin.It has a fruit-chemical fragrance that I am not a fan off but it isn’t very much bothering.

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I have used this for quite a while and believe that it is a great product as I no more have to smear my face with lots of skin care.Also,my face looks brighter and radiant.I use it once during night time.My small acne marks are gone and the pigmentation around the face has lightened.

RATING:5/5

RECOMMENDATION: Lotus Herbals has also come up with great formulas and this is another addition to the list.I like that they have redone the packaging which is great.The product is worth a try as it is reasonably priced as compared to other high end skincare brands.

Oriflame The ONE Eye Liner Stylo Black Review, Swatches

ABOUT:Oriflame The ONE Eyeliner Stylo has a soft felt tip which delivers a smooth, precise line without dragging or stopping.  It is suitable for contact lens wearers, and is Ophthalmologically tested.  The intense pigments deliver rich colour intensity and have been given a positive response of 99% when consumer tested on 67  women. Also it lasts upto 24 hours.

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PRICE:rs.499 for 0.8ml

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PACKAGING:The packaging is quite simple and nothing fancy.It has a normal pen style packaging and a little thick tip as compared to normal pen liners available.I find this tip better for precise application and it is great for beginners.It is easy to store,find and is travel friendly.

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SHADE:The One eye liner stylo in Black is a deep intense black.It is glossy on application but becomes semi-matte after a while.

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MY VIEWS:The liner looks quite wet on application but soon dries up.It doesn’t sting to eyes and application is super easy with it.The thick tip enables precise application and it is easy to apply a single line in 1 stroke.

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Normally,it is difficult to get even line with liquid liners but there is no such issue with this liner.It is not waterproof but stays put for about 7-8 hours.I love how intense it looks on eyes.

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It is difficult to remove this liner with normal cleanser so an oil based cleanser is needed.

RATING:4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Yes,I recommend this to those who are new to pen style application of liquid liner or those who want precise application.However,this might not be the best pick for those who prefer absolute matte finish and thin line.

Gia Bath and Body Works Papaya Facial Cleanser- My Views!!

Want Chemical-Free,Natural radiance?? No need to look further as We have a ready solution for you!!!

ABOUT:Even out your skin tone, reduce signs of aging, add glow while keeping your skin supple and soft. This Cleanser is can be used for all skin types.You can buy this from HERE

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PRICE:rs.590 for 150gm

Ingredients: Papaya Extract, Almond Powder, Moroccan Clay, Rose Petal Powder, Kaolin Clay, Veg. Glycerin, Colloidal Oatmeal, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Essential oil Blend with Rose Absolut.

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PACKAGING:The packaging is very neat and hygienic.The cleanser comes in a plastic jar with a screw lid to keep it secure.Though it is nothing fancy but these jars do add a classy touch to your vanity.

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THE OVERVIEW:The facial cleanser is not the usual scrubs or cleansers that we use.It is grainy,basically granules of all the ingredients which adds a natural touch to the product.However,the granules melt and form a paste when they come in contact with water or Rose Water.

I have been using Gia Bath and Body Works soaps and Mists for quite a while.This is the first time I tried any skin care and I am head over heels in love with them.First in line is this amazing Facial Cleaner.I have combination-oily but this didn’t break me out.It has Kaolin Clay is my savior in this scorching heat.I have had issues of small acnes caused by exposure to sun and after using this 2-3 times a week,I can see them subsiding away.

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The ingredients are all Natural and the formulation is such that it not only cleanses the face but all exfoliates dry,dead skin.I scoop out 1 tbsp of the product(P.S.:Dont put wet spoon in the container) into my palm and add a few drops of water or Rose water until the granules moisten and turn into paste.

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It is easy super easy to apply.Keeping it on face for about 15 minutes not only adds glow to my face but also calms and relaxes my mind as the fragrance is simply divine.It is next to having a Spa treatment for me.I usually wash my face with lukewarm water to remove the cleanser easily and then put ice to close my pores.The entire 20-25 minutes session is very easy plus the outcome is fabulous.It leaves my skin fresh,soft,glowy and hydrated which I love!!

RATING:5/5

RECOMMENDATION: I am sure many of the bloggers and readers have tried Gia Bath and Body Works products and I am another addition to the ever increasing Fans list of this Brand.