Benefit Rockateur Blush Review, Swatches and FOTD

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Benefit Rockateur

Benefit took the makeup world by storm last year when they launched their new blush. Benefit Rockateur Blush is described as "Rose Gold" and retails for 28$ for 5g! The moment it was launched I knew I had to get my hands on it and finally last year in Dec Mr D picked it up for me and I have been using it non stop ever since!

Glyco-A 12% Glycolic Acid Cream Review

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Glyco A Cream

I was introduced to AHA's or Alpha Hydroxy Acids last year and I have been incorporating them in my skin care routine ever since. Glycolic Acid is an AHA and commonly used in anti ageing products due to its ability to work on hyper pigmentation, spots and acne. 

L'oreal Paris False Lash Architect 4D Waterproof Mascara Review With Before & After Pics

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loreal false lash architect 4D mascara

When it comes to mascara I have been loyal to my all time favorite L'oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara which not only gives volume to my lashes but also gives them length! So when I saw this new mascara from L'oreal I had to give it a try. L'oreal Paris False Lash Architect 3D Mascara retails for 735/- and is available across all L'oreal counters and online stores.

MAC Private Party Lipstick From MAC Divine Knight Collection: Review, Swatches & FOTD

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MAC Private Party Lipstick

Plum shades are my favorite when it comes to lip colors. So when I saw the swatches of MAC Private Party lipstick from the Knight Divine Collection I knew I had to pick it up! MAC Private Party is Limited Edition and retails for 1100 INR for 3g!

Spot Clean Your Makeup Brushes With MAC Brush Cleanser: Review and Demo

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MAC Brush Cleanser

This post has been long overdue and sitting in my drafts section since last year. I picked up MAC Brush Cleanser after hearing fantastic reviews from all my friends and how this is a must have product. Before this I would generally deep clean my makeup brushes using baby shampoo and I still do on weekly basis so you would ask what has changed? Why MAC brush cleanser? Read on to find out!

Pink & Burgundy Eyes For Valentine's Day!

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Pink and Burgundy Eye Makeup Look

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Hope you have a wonderful time today! So for today's post I did this pink and burgundy eyes for you. Ever since the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette came out with pink toned shades I always wanted to try a makeup look with pinks and burgundy shades as I have heard quite mixed reviews that such shades don't suit our Indian skin tones but on the contrary I quite like pink tones eyeshadows. I think they suit olive/tan skin tones just fine!

Soft Romantic Makeup For Valentine's Day!

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I thought of creating a soft romantic makeup look which is perfect for not just Valentine's Day but even for a date/movie night with your better half. Personally I don't really believe in celebrating your love on just one day but for me any day can be a valentine's day just as long as I am with my hubby :)

Highlight Your Eyes With MAC Shroom Eyeshadow: Review, Swatch & EOTD

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MAC Shroom Eyeshadow

Today I'll be reviewing one of the most underrated eyeshadow from MAC! When it comes to highlighting shades I always hear shades like Ricepaper, Vanilla and Naked pigment from MAC and although they are fabulous eyeshadows there is one which is quite underrated in my personal opinion and that is MAC Shroom eyeshadow!

Rock Bright Red Lips With MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick: Review, Swatch & FOTD

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MAC RiRi Woo India

I am probably the last person to jump on the band wagon of RiRi Woo. Let me be honest I am not much into bright bold lipsticks. Have always been a lover of MLBB shades which are the ones I prefer to wear on everyday basis. But every girl needs a red lipstick in her vanity...correction...every girl needs THE PERFECT RED lipstick in her vanity and MAC RiRi Woo is most undoubtedly the perfect red lipstick for everyone skin tone!

Wash You Hair Using Home Made All Natural Reetha Shampoo

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I get a lot of questions asked about my hair, what all products I use or if there is any special routine I follow. The answer is no I don't follow any special routine as such apart from oiling my hair 2 to 3 times a week and washing them using home made shampoo of Soap Nuts or Reetha as we know them.

Hide Your Dark Circles With Laura Mercier Under Eye Perfecter In Orange/Yellow: Review, Swatches With Before & After Pictures

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Laura Mercier Under Eye Perfecter

If there was one thing I could change about my face it would for sure be my ever growing under eye dark circles! I have been battling them since forever and the only way to cover these bad boys is using a color  corrector having orange or peach undertones. One such product would be Laura Mercier Under Eye Perfector in the shade Orange/Yellow.

Weekend Ramblings: Office, Baking, Wisdom Tooth etc!

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I know I have been MIA since a week now and I sincerely apologize for that, I have been insanely busy at work last couple of weeks to an extent I hardly found time to prepare lunch/dinner for myself! Yes it was that bad! On top of that my wisdom tooth started to pain and I had to take some pretty heavy medications to get it under control. Thank god its much better now but I do need to visit my dentist to get an x-ray done :(

Anyways I am hoping things will stabilize in couple of weeks, until then please excuse my irregular postings. I promise to be back posting regularly as soon as possible! In such times the only thing that makes me happy is baking cakes! Yes I am a bakeholic! Is that even a word? Anyways not sure if you all know but I do have a separate food blog Parita's World where I do share my experiments with cooking and baking. I have been baking since a very long time and depending upon the amount of free time I get I do take cake orders as well. Baking is very therapeutic for me and helps me to de-stress :)

Sharing below few of my cake pictures which made in last couple of months. Enjoy!

Rosettes, Basket Weave  Cake

Petals Cake

Racing Car Track Cake

Thank you so much for reading my rants and ramblings. Until next time take care and stay beautiful


Budget Beauty: ELF Studio Face Brush Reviews: Powder Brush, Blush Brush & Small Stipple Brush

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ELF Studio Powder Brush

I know I have been MIA but to my defense I have been battling with serious tooth infection since a week now and it was really bad to an extent where I had difficulty in eating food and talking. Currently I am on heavy antibiotics due to which the pain has reduced quite a lot but it makes me feel so drowsy! Anyways lets back to today's topic, I decided to share my views on some of the ELF Studio line face brushes which in my opinion are fantastic especially for the price they retail at 3$!

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Cocoa Bear, Frappe, Latte, Purely Naked and Fairy Tale Review and Swatches

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Review

We all know who Makeup Geek is right? If you don't you are definitely living under a rock! Marlena aka Makeup Geek is a you tube beauty guru and has been making videos since quite a long time. She recently ok not recently but couple of years launched her brand of makeup which currently includes eyeshadows, pigments and lipsticks! I had heard so much about MUG eyeshadows that they are comparable and in some cases even better than MAC ones plus a lot cheaper than MAC, I decided to give them a try.

Ducray Keracnyl Foaming Gel Cleanser For Acne Prone Skin

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Hope you all are doing fine, I know I have been mia for couple of days but honestly last few days were extremely busy and hectic for me. Anyways today I'll review a gem of a product which I discovered purely by accident! Although I love my Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam to death..ok that was exaggeration but you know how I love it...I wanted a stronger face wash for evenings especially with AHA's ie glycolic or salicylic acid. So while browsing online I came across Ducray products and came across this face wash which contains glycolic acid as well as salicylic acid both of which are fantastic for acne prone skin.

Neutral Smokey Eyes Tutorial Using Stila In The Light Palette

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Red Cherry 43, Stila In The Light Palette Tutorial 

Its been a while since I did a tutorial on the blog so I decided to do this neutral smokey eyes using all eyeshadows from my Stila In The Light palette which I got recently and am absolutely loving it! If you love neutral eyeshadows this is a must have palette and you get all the shades required to do a complete look including matte crease shades and a matte highlight! Will do a detailed review along with swatches soon!

MAC Layin' Low Pro Longwear Paint Pot Review and Swatches

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MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC paint pots need no introduction, they one of the best selling products from MAC and quite worth the rave in my personal opinion. So when MAC launched their Pro Longwear Paint Pots I was super excited to get my hands on few of them. One of them which I was most excited about was Layin' Low which is a relaunch and was initially launched in 2010 with their Fafi collection!

Top 5 Products Of 2013: Eye Brushes

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Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! So continuing with the series of my top 5 products of the year and after sharing my top 5 face makeup brushes in the last post I thought its time to show my love for my top 5 most used makeup brushes for eyes!

Top 5 Products Of 2013: Face Brushes

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Sigma F80, Real Techniques Contour Brush, Ecotools Bronzer Brush, ELF Blush Brush, Sigma F35

So continuing the series of Top 5 Products of 2013 I decided to share my favorite makeup brushes and in today's post I will share my top 5 brushes which I mainly reach out for when doing my face makeup!

MAC Patina Eyeshadow Review and EOTD

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MAC Patina eyeshadow

MAC describes Patina as taupe brown with golden pearl finish! I totally agree with the description but Patina is much more complex and a unique shade which makes it a total must have for anyone who loves duo chrome neutrals! 

Top 5 Products of 2013: Skincare

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This is part II of my top 5 favorite products of the year series and today I'll be sharing my top 5 skincare products for the year 2013. You can check out my top 5 makeup products here

Top 5 Products Of 2013: Makeup

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With 2013 being gone I decided to share my top 5 favorite products of the year, these are definitely a favorite but these are the products I reach for most of the times for my everyday look or when I want something very quick and I know I can rely on these to give me that polished look!