Saturday, December 21, 2013

Bath & Body Works - Amber Blush

There has been a new addition to the Signature Collection at BBW-MENA and I'm hooked to it. I had high hopes with Peony & Dahlia when they were released, unfortunately, they both didn't suit my taste. But Amber Blush is a gem. I think its the only scent I have truly liked after Twilight Woods, so much that I decided to dedicate a whole post to it!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Body Shop Love Gloss - Blush Pink

Lately I have been hooked with a recent purchase of mine - TBS Lip Gloss in 004 Blush Pink. Lip glosses aren't exactly my thing; I am more of a "tinted-lip-balm" girl but these days I am bindaas splurging on lipsticks and lip glosses without thinking. 
I have rarely tried any cosmetic product by TBS, I haunt it mostly for its perfumes and body-care stuff so Blush Pink was a pleasant discovery.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Soap & Glory Exfoliating Scrub Gloves

After getting my first S&G product a while back, I was hooked and am totally understanding what the hype is all about. I have always admitted to disliking the color pink all the time, but this brand makes me want to feel all girly and liking the baby pink color which is the color of its core packaging. Recently I picked up more of S&G products, one of which are these pretty pink Scrub Gloves. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happie Birthday Nath

Psychology claims that the Best Relationships are the ones you didn't expect to be in!
I can so relate to this for today happens to be the birthday of my very dear friend and sister, Kainat (fondly called Nath), who I never expected to even know, let alone be friends with. She wanted a super cute post dedicated for herself and I have no idea where! Whether she meant it on her Facebook Timeline or on my blog here or wherever I didn't actually clarify it with her but I decided I should write a pretty lil post here mentioning what presents I got her so it co-relates with my blog theme about beauty and also satisfies her "Write-a-post-for-me" demand.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Revlon CustomEyes Eye Shadow & Liner Palette - Naturally Glamorous

Revlon CustomEyes Palette - Naturally Glamorous

I love eyeshadow palettes because they are so much easier to carry. I personally do not try out bright & poppy shades on my eyes and lean mostly towards neutral, acceptable and natural colors. So obviously the name "Naturally Glamorous" had to tickle my fancy! 

Friday, November 29, 2013

I Love... Strawberry Face Mask

I came across the brand I Love... a few months back. I had received a shower gel from this brand in an Indian beauty box subscription (Vellvette) which had turned out quite nice. Recently I wanted some travel sized sachets of masks for on-the-go treatments and when I discovered these at their website, even though peel offs aren't my choice, I decided to grab a few. They are super handy when you don't want to take the rinsing routine; just peel 'em off once done. Here's my take on these strawberry flavored masks! 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

EauDeMoiselle De Givenchy

I have recently been on a great perfume splurging spree and have officially put myself on Fragrances Ban for the next few months or so. I have thrice the number of bottles than what I would normally use and its NOT cool, I know. 
Givenchy's EauDeMoiselle has been my favorite go-to perfume (after TBS White Musk Sun Glow) ever since I got this and there's enough reason why!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish - Fiesty Fuschia

I have finally hauled some Color Shows by Maybelline (India). They launched around a month back and I was left behind to get them, as usual, since I live out of India. There are Color Shows here in the Middle East already, of course, but I wanted to see how much of a difference there would be in the colors launched exclusively for India. And yes, the price intrigued me too.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NAIL ART | Pop Pink with Blue-Green Stripes

Starting my first post here at Fayhalicious that's a Nail Art tutorial and since I regard myself as a mere beginner, I am doing a very simple Stripes post using three bright colors.

Monday, November 18, 2013

BEAUTY | Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream - Light

Having a fresh, non-cakey look is something I always, always want. And I was so fed up recently of all the foundation choices that I came across. This time I wanted to go for a bit more natural, lighter and fresh-faced look. I ended up on BB creams and the vast variety it offered. Being a loyal Maybelline fan, I decided on Dream Fresh in the shade "Light".

Sunday, November 17, 2013

SKINCARE | Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Polish

I might be too late to finally get an S&G product, but as the saying goes "Better late than never", I am happy to have finally joined the bandwagon. I actually ran out of my usual body polish and needed a replacement so while out in Boots, I decided to get Flake Away and see what the hype is all about.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

BEAUTY | Too Faced Endless Summer 16 Hour Bronzer

If you need a bronzer that you can use endlessly, be it in any season - I suggest you take a look at this beauty! Although the name suggests "Summer" only, I have great reason to use it all year 'round.
Let's talk a little about Too Faced's Endless Summer 16 Hour Bronzer!

Monday, November 11, 2013

BEAUTY | Real Techniques - Foundation Brush

Well, what can I say about Real Techniques? The hype all over the world for these brushes say it all. I have waited forever for them to be launched locally so that I can lay my paws on all of them and finally I did. They are retailing in Boots and I picked up the Foundation Brush. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

BEAUTY | Rimmel Soft Kohl Eye Liner

Rimmel Soft Kohl Eye liner Pencils
Colorful eyeliner pencils have been my newest love. Until recently, I only used a simple black eye liner pencil and that too rarely (I'm a Gel Liner fan!). It was only a few months back that I saw these amazing pencils and their super amazing price that I decided I might as well hoard them even if I may not use/like them later. But that didn't happen, as I love them more each day! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

BLOGGER TIPS | Add Pinterest Button on Blog's Images

Another thing I always wanted since I started blogging was being able to maximize the potential for my blog. And what better way to showcase your writing and your talent by way of pictures? A picture speaks a thousand words, isn't that the saying? We all click fab pictures for any of our posts, and people do see them when they come across it. But is that enough to get attention and views?
To be able to show them off, social media comes in very handy. I personally just LOVE Pinterest. I find everything I ever wanted to try - especially DIY Crafts & Recipes. Those pictures are so fantastic, I almost always end up visiting the site to check out the full post. Thus, the same formula had to be applied for my blog. I wanted my pictures out there to garner more views.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Colorbar Instant Cover Up Stick - Caramel Treat

To be honest, Colorbar's Instant Cover Up Stick is my very first pencil/jumbo pencil concealer. I have always used liquid ones before. Thus, I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. This one was actually screaming at me from the counter that I should go ahead and buy it, LOL. And so I did. It has surprised me and in a good way!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sephora Precious Gold Luminizer

Sephora Collection: Precious Gold Luminizer

I never thought there would come a day when I'll be writing a positive review for a glitter/shimmer highlighter! Glitter isn't something I can incorporate in my daily makeup life. It's very rare that I would do some makeup look with a full-on blast of glitter or shimmer everywhere. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Blogger Tips: How to change the Blog's Favicon

As I sit here, trying to come up with another "beauty" post that I feel I should share with you, I wonder why not try something else. Blogging has been one of the best things I have done in all these months, but there have been days when I have had to literally wonder "How the heck would I do that?". So, I decided I might as well do a post now and then whenever I come across something about Blogger and some simple tips that we all can do to make our blog look/feel unique!
For this post, I want to share how we can design and change our own personal favicon. Favicon basically means Favorite Icon and it is that little square icon that you see beside the name of the website/blog on the browser's tab. As default, all Blogger blogs have the Blogger icon; a bright orange background with a white 'B' in it.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

MAC Lipstick - Shanghai Spice

It is always a colorful memory when it is the first time; any first times - cooking, dancing, playing your first match, your baby talking or walking for the first time and so on. And then there are also little things that us folks would consider *big*. 
The reason why I am starting a lipstick post with "first times", memories and blah blah is because recently I finally bought my first MAC lipstick. Yeah, no big deal, right? Some of you reading this post might be having loads of them already. But for me, it is. And before I start off with its review, there's a little story about it. Want to know? Read along. Want to skip? Skip whatever I have italicized after this paragraph! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Maybelline Colorama Nail Polish - Absinto

When its green, I am in love. I am a die-hard Greenie. From rich & deep to the palest green, no matter what it is, I love it. When I came across Maybelline's Colorama Nail Color in Absinto, I immediately wanted it. And I had good reason. I didn't have a pastel green nail color. Isn't that reason enough? Yes it is! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Body Shop - White Musk Sun Glow EDT

Before I start off with this review, I admit this is my first ever perfume/fragrance review and I personally don't know how to write one. Bear with me in my new found love!
Also, on a side note, I declare that I love musk; especially white musk. It isn't only TBS but any white musk fragrance picks my fancy. I love the original White Musk by TBS and sort of like the Libertine range (I love the white musk, but its too sweet for my taste!). So when Sun Glow was launched, I had to get it hands down. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick - Undressed


I was looking for a budget-buy nude lipstick and my search finished on Rimmel London's Lasting Finish in Undressed.  The name itself is suggestive enough of what color its going to turn out and I must say I am more than happy about getting this.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - Love That Red

Red speaks the color of love and although Valentine's is over and its another year until it comes back again, this color never loses its season. It is the color of every milieu.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - Love That Red
Their Super Lustrous range is famous for its extremely pigmented lipsticks. They are very, very creamy and glide on smooth with a feather-light feel. I currently have 8 of them in my stash and I adore each and every one of them.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Extreme - Sheer Bare

I only just got introduced to Sally Hansen, with my first product being its Miracle Cure for nails. This is my second product by SH and I have NOT bought it. I actually received it in a beauty box subscription (Vellvette, India) and personally, this wouldn't be something I would buy for myself. 
First, I have plump and thick lips by normal standards and do not require any more inflation. Second, although I do love cinnamon on its own, I do not want it on my lips, literally making them tingly. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Diana Of London Pro Touch Concealor - Light Beige

Concealers are a life saver. They help us conceal those hideous flaws of our otherwise perfect skin which we do not want to show off to the entire world. Under eye dark circles, post pimple marks and uneven and patchy skin are so irritating and to get rid of them is a many-months-long task. 
For a quick fix, concealers come in very handy. My personal preferences are either liquid concealers or jumbo pencils. I never understood the art of applying a lipstick shaped concealer-stick. Since I ran out of my Max Factor concealer, I decided to try another brand for a change.  This is my first DOL product - Diana of London Pro Touch Concealer in Light Beige. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color - My Mahogany

The Color Sensational range by Maybelline NY has a wide variety of lipsticks for just every woman in their three distinct categories namely - Reds & Corals, Pinks & Mauves, and Nudes & Browns. Their containers are tinted accordingly which I really like.
The shade 255 My Mahogany comes in the Nudes & Browns category and is cased in a transparent brown & silver plastic container.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion

TBS has been one of my favorite brands but I'd never really tried their skin care range; it was only perfumes. Recently I was at a loss about my acne prone skin, tried various unknowns for it and still suffered from an occasional messy breakout. What I was looking for was to keep the redness in check and to deal with the post pimple marks that took forever to fade. 
And what would pick my fancy other than TBS Tea Tree's "Blemish Fade" Night Lotion? The name itself stood out to me while I fished for more perfumes. I knew immediately this is what I wanted to try now. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bourjois Pot Blush - Tomette

Bourjois Paris has its name written down in history for its legendary pot blush. Sad to say, I bought my first Bourjois blush at the age of 21! It's like buying a prom dress when you're 50! 
I love anything orange-y coral, be it lipsticks, glosses or blushes. It brings out a lovely glow on the warm toned beauties. Initially I had plans on buying Bourjois blush in Ambre D'Or but then my mind stuck on Tomette and definitely no regrets here. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick - Obsessed Orange

Colorbar USA has certainly raised the bar when it comes to their Velvet Matte lipstick range. The colors are true to their names - from soft nudes to bright bold lippies. And there is a wide variety to choose from for any and everybody tastes.
My foray into this range was with the Obsessed Orange shade. The craze about Orange started off last year when Pantone declared it the Color of the Year 2012. So, me being a person who had never owned a cosmetic in any shade of orange, started hunting down the best and the brightest among them and landed on this. Was this worth the buy?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Rimmel London Vinyl Gloss - Lovesick

Now who loves their lips glossy and pink - just light pink? I do. I am *not* a pink girl (at all!) but I can't resist having a light barely-there pink pout. And in Rimmel's Vinyl Gloss (Lovesick), I have found new love! 
So, off we go on a Lovesick ride!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm

When opting for lip balms that heal and soothe chapped, dry lips, I always return back to Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm. This is a super quick review about this lip balm. Here goes! 


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Remedies for Blemished Skin

Post-pimple marks and their side-effects (mentally) are very discouraging. Who doesn't dream of having flawless skin?! But the harsh environment and its polluting factors result in clogged pores, which lead to pimples and finally the irksome post-pimple marks. The sun plays its own part in damaging our skin further by darkening it gradually and gifting us sun-spots. Ugh!
When dealing with these skin problems, the first step is to invest in a good-quality cleanser. Soap-free. Hypo-allergenic. These are the two words to look for in your cleanser description. Some go looking for acne-controlling ingredients in their cleansers like Salicylic acid and Benzoyl Peroxide. I suggest you don't! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick - Alarm

When you think of going bold with your pout, the first color that comes to mind is Red. Red is the epitome of sensuality yet it is classically beautiful! And when you finally pluck up the courage to brave a bold lip, you inadvertently remember Marilyn Monroe and the legacy she has created with that pout of hers. 

Finding the perfect red lipstick for that perfect red pout is a lifelong hunt which every woman is enduring. At present, I have about 5 various shades of red and yet I am still on the hunt for my perfect red lippie. Rimmel's Alarm was bought on one such whim. I loved the swatch I saw online and bought it soon after. Though it didn't turn out to be my HG, it sure is a great color to play with. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Maybelline Colorama Nail Polish - Coral Chic

Let me start my first proper Review post with one of my favorite coral nail polishes - that is the Maybelline Colorama in Coral Chic. I am wearing this is in my first ever post on my Blog here and so decided this was the best way to begin with reviews.
I admit I am not a big fan of pinks but this pinky coral shade is one of my absolute favorites. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Beginnings!

Today is 9th September 2013. Yes, I know you are aware of it too. But as I sit here in front of my laptop, thinking on how to begin - to really begin a new part of my life, I wonder how this would fare. I only wonder, I do not care what would actually happen in the end. All I care about is how much fun I am going to have!