Friday, 31 January 2014

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge- REVIEW! (Want a flawless base?)

Hey guys!
Today I'm reviewing the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge that i purchased around a week ago from
Now we all know that the blogosphere has been going crazy raving about the Beauty Blender sponge for quite sometime now. I really tried hard but at the end of the day i really could not justify spending INR 1300/- ($20) on a piece of sponge. Its almost like the lovely Samantha Chapman heard my prayers and tadaaaaaaaa..... presenting the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge for less than 400/- bucks ($6).... yes you heard it right, i got it for $6 from iHerb.
But if pitted against the undisputed Beauty Blender, does the much cheaper economical Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge compromise on quality? or will the Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge give Beauty Blender a run for its money? Read on!!


The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (hence referred to as RT Sponge) comes in the basic RT packaging in a plastic box. Nothing fancy but pretty decent.


The RT Sponge comes in light orange colour and is oval or egg-shaped as opposed to the tear drop shaped Beauty Blender. When the sponge is dry, it is smooth but not very soft nor very bouncy as i had imagined it to be.
While the Beauty Blender Sponge is basically a tear drop shaped sponge, I loved the fact that the RT Sponge was differently shaped and was multi dimensional. It has a a flat surface, a pointed edge and a rounded side which aids in different types of application.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

EYEKO Skinny Liquid Eyeliner- REVIEW!! (Easiest way to nail the Cat-Flick)

I have been sporting cat-flicks/winged eye liner almost everyday for the past one year. Crazy i know, but then i love the way it instantly lifts my otherwise droopy eyes. I also find it much more glamorous than just drawing a line across your!
Today im reviewing the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner that i purchased from I had never used a felt pen eyeliner before so this was a new experience for me.

Packaging (Rs.1000/-for 2ml)

The eyeliner comes in this silvery-grey pen form. The packaging is pretty decent ... Nothing to write home about.


The pigmentation of the liner is awesome. It is one of the most pigmented blacks that i have come across. I have been a Maybelline Gel Liner user all my life and was pretty happy with it until i came across Eyeko. The finishing of the Eyeko liner is glossy and dark that puts the Maybelline one to shame.

Also the tip of the liner is of perfect length...neither too long nor awkwardly short, its just right.
Because of the sharp tip of the Eyeko Skinny liner, it is so easy to draw precise lines which is difficult to do with a brush. Also you can easily layer with the liner for thick or thin lines and it doesn't flake like many others. Drawing cat-flicks has never been easier... the pointed tip of the eyeliner gives you so much control that it almost like drawing on paper... :)

Friday, 24 January 2014

iHerb Haul- Real Technique + more ( Indian Customs-Rant!!!)

I always squeal with joy when a package arrives at my doorstep. I get some sort of an adrenaline rush because despite the fact that numerous packages of mine have been lost by the postal services, i remain obnoxious and continue shopping online.
I received my recent order from and i was more than thrilled.... however, my thrill lasted only a few seconds when the delivery guy handed me a hefty custom duty receipt. When i saw the bill i was literally like "No f******* way!!"
The total value of my package was Rs.4600/- ($73.10) and the custom duty charged was Rs.3000/- ($47). Now isn't that preposterous?? That is almost like  61% of duty charged. I think its crazy and i was so angry i could have punched the delivery guy.... but then it was not his fault and i had no other way than to hand over the cash and collect my stuff. So what had actually been a haul of Rs.4600/- ($73) ended up costing me Rs.7600/- ($120)....arghhhh!!!

When i opened my box, my anger some what dissipated after looking at the products. I had waited several months for this haul because some of the products were out-of-stock and i had to wait and wait for iHerb to restock. Here is what i purchased.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Bio Oil- Does it really work?? REVIEW!!

Today im reviewing a new product that I have been using for the past one month that some claim to be magical. Im talking about the oh-so-popular Bio Oil that has found huge fans in the celebrity circle. Celebrities like the flawless Kim Kardashian, ex-Spice Girl Mel-B, actress Alison King to name a few have raved about it and swear by it to banish stretch marks and other skin imperfections. Pregnant women all over the world have found a new BFF in Bio Oil to prevent and erase stretch marks.
Is it really that magical or is it just over-hyped? Read on for my experience on the Bio-Oil.

Packaging (Rs.450/- for 6ml )

Boi Oil comes in this cute sturdy transparent bottle with a white cap. I like the fact that the jar is transparent as it is easier for you to know that you are running out of the product and need to restock soon. It is travel-friendly as you can pop the bottle in your travel kit and I promise it will not spill.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Peter Thomas Roth- Mega Rich Shampoo- REVIEW

On my recent haul from,  I was sent this tube of Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Shampoo to try out. As I had mentioned in my hair care regime here, im always on the lookout for that “PERFECT SHAMPOO” for my hair that controls the sebum production of my oily scalp but nourishes my dry and damaged ends (..i know, that’s a hard task!). I was more than happy to receive the Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Shampoo sample because I had heard many good things about the Peter Thomas Roth products but had never tried any product of the brand.
So lets get on with the review shall we!

1.     Packaging (Price 21$ for 8 fl oz or Rs.1300/- for 235 ml)

The shampoo comes in this military green coloured flip top plastic tube that is easy to use. Nothing special or fancy… a rather serious looking packaging if you ask me but then it serves the purpose of dispensing the product well.... so what the hell. I couldn't help but notice that the shampoo is marketed as "Clinical Hair Care".

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Currently Crushing- Tulip Skirts!!

I know that Tulip Skirts have been around for quite sometime now and i absolutely adore them. There is something fun and sexy about the skirt that is unexplainable. 
Im loving this striped one below from though its a lil' out of my budget and currently out of stock too .. (sadness!!)
I would have loved to pair it with a crop top and some killer heels!! 

Tulip Skirt

Friday, 3 January 2014

the Balm- Bahama Mama Bronzer REVIEW!!!

Im probably a lil’ late but let me begin by wishing all you beautiful people out there a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014!!
I welcomed the New Year partying with my friends and then woke up the next day with a massive hangover… but I think most people wake up that way on Jan 1st…. lol!!
What did you guys do??

Today il be reviewing The Balm- Bahama Mama Bronzer that I bought last month. I was in search of a good bronzer since forever but I was so particular about the kind I wanted that I never seemed to find one. I hate the way foundations make the face too even toned, in a bad way (read, Edward from Twilight!!) and bronzers add some human colours to my face and give it some dimension.

I zeroed upon Benefit Hoola and The Balm-Bahama Mama as both had all the qualities I wanted but The Balm was a lil’ reasonably priced so I went with it and bought it from

Packaging (Rs.1365/- for 7.08 gm)

I have always loved the quirky packaging of The Balm products including my Holy Grail highlighter The Balm-Mary Lou Manizer that I have reviewed here
Bahama Mama comes in a uber cute cardboard box case that opens and shut with a distinct magnetic click. The packaging is perfect for a clumsy person like me who is constantly dropping and cracking plastic packaging. The case also comes with a reasonable sized mirror which comes really handy for touch-ups. It does not come with a brush which is ok with me.