Leather ‘N’ Lace - The New Party Essentials!

Hey people... Advance Happy New Year !!
There are two types of people in this world, 
ones who try too hard to make a style statement and 
those who are already recognized as Fashion icons! 
Our leather and lace party essential theme solely belong to those adventurous fashion divas who like to challenge the safe players at the 2014 New Year bash. Let’s show the world, leather is not just for bikers, but also for the bold fashionistas out there.
I know I've been a preacher of the LBD since I've started following fashion myself, but there is no particular reason I cannot twist and bend the rules for my little black dress this New Year’s. I say let’s bring an edgy twist to the favorite piece in our closets and choose a leather LBD for ‘The party of the year’. Bringing in a bold fashion statement to an ever-classic style, a leather black dress is all you need this party season to make heads turn.
Who’s the boss?

[Internationally Open] Dressale New Year Giveaway-Win Amazing Dresses worth $200

Hey people.. Merry Christmas..!!
I have an awesome GIVEAWAY for you to celebrate this New Year in Style!
Have you heard of Dressale
It is one of the fabulous shop to shop for girls/ladies. They have the best selection of beautiful on-trend dresses,  shoes,  jewelry and more! You will be amazed entering into their website.
New year is coming and now they are giving away 10 dresses every week to their huge fans through this giveaway.

[Product Review] Proactiv Refining Mask

Hey people,
I am here with a long time pending review. It was in drafts since so long but then, I came up finally with the review of this. I used it a month back when my skin broke out like crazy. So here is my review on the same. I guess, this is one such a product where the section "My experience" is highly looked for :)
About Proactiv:
Spot treating blemishes after they break out is too late-a frustrating, losing battle that does nothing for prevention. In contrast, Proactiv is different because it is designed to fight existing pimples and control future breakouts before they even surface on your skin. Proactiv treats the whole face-and neck, chest, shoulders and back as needed-in a way that helps to prevent breakouts before they even get started. Also, it's formulated with soothing botanicals like allantoin, panthenol, aloe and chamomile that leave your skin feeling smooth, healthy and hydrated.
Proactiv Refining Mask Review
How Proactiv Works:
The acne cycle starts invisibly, below the skin's surface, weeks before a blemish breaks out. That's why Proactiv is designed to attack acne "proactively"-delivering the right combination of medicines and skin-care agents, in the right order and concentrations, to help control the acne cycle before breakouts occur. If you have acne, Proactiv is the key to a clear complexion.

Bloggers Collab International Giveaway

6 Beauty and fashion bloggers(including me) have come together to bring a Big International Giveaway to our readers.
There will be 2 winners.
The prizes include:
1.Urban decay naked palette 1 or 2 or 3 depending on the availability at the time of giveaway closing.
(random palette.Winner may not choose the palette.We would love the winner to pick a palette of her choice but due to high demand they are always out of stock and is impossible to get our hands on it)
2.Real technique core/starter kit depending on the availability at the time of giveaway closure
(The winner may pick a brush set of her choice)

1. Participants must be above 18 years 
2.This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook, urban decay And real techniques.
All products will be purchased by us.
3.Blogs that are specifically created just for giveaways will not be allowed to participate
4.The giveaway will run for 2 months. 
5.Prizes will be dispatched according to the products that will be available at the time when the giveaway ends.
6.ll entries will be verified manually and if you don't follow any of the mandatory rules, you will be disqualified.
7.We will not be responsible for any customs charged by your country.
8.Giveaway will run for 2 months from 23rd Dec 2013 to 23rd Feb 2014.

Shopping Experience with KKCenterhk.com - Website Review-HAUL post

Hey people
After a really long time, I am posting a website review. This time, I am going to tell you my shopping experience with
KKCenterhk.com is an online store that stocks too many varieties of nail polishes, nail art supplies, false eye lashes,wigs and cosmetics. This particular website has a huge collection of nail art stuff and false eye lashes. They have worldwide shipping. The goods get deliver in 14-20days anywhere in the world. Isn't it cool?

Where to buy Korean Cosmetics and Skincare Online-India

Hey people
I know many of you must be wondering why this post now, but after using some Korean skincare products I just fell in love with them. I am a dusky girl so, I don't go much towards their BB creams, though the pink skin79(reviewed here) also check my KOREAN Products REVIEWS HERE is absolutely a boon to my skin this winter. Apart from that, I have used their masks and creams which did wonders to my skin. Their hair masks are amazing. I am planning to place a super big order in the coming month :) and that's going to be my treat for New year :D
Anyway coming to the post,
Being a KDRAMA Addict, I had a chance to check the Korean Culture which includes their food habits and skincare which made me search vigorously for a super website that could get me my most desired Korean stuff to my doorstep.
Here is my list of the websites/ebay stores that are pretty reliable and genuine.
Recently, a Korean skincare brand, "Innisfree" launched a store in New Delhi and it happens to be the only store in India. I envy you, girls living in Delhi.
So the question is ,
Where to buy them online ???

3. cosmetic love
4. Jolse.com
5. beautynetkorea
6. rubyrubyshop
8. cosmeticmarket2012 
10. ibuybeauti
11. etude house shop 
12. cosme-de

When you are shopping from Wishtrend.com,w2beauty ,cosmetic love and Jolse.com feel free to use my id apoorvawrites@gmail.com to avail extra discounts.

1. Wishtrend - One of my very favourite brand for the greatest skincare collection and that delivery in 10-15 days.
use my code for instant discount on your shopping bag - 243364010 

you can use this link to register to get 5USD off of your order 
Also, if you are a blogger and would want to join Wishtrend as an affiliate partner, you can join by filling your details here

2. W2 Beauty
This is the best for cheaper prices for makeup,skincare.
You can use my code for instant discount by entering my email id apoorvawrites@gmail.com or your sponsor code 18197007 in the registration form.

So, these are the stores that I prefer shopping from for the Korean and Asian skincare and cosmetics. This is a random list that I prepared by searching all over the ebay stores and google. Many other bloggers might have noted some more great stores to shop from. Do check them out.

This particular list is completely mine. I shopped from few and the others are taken from the good testimonials on other blogs.

These stores offer free shipping and additional benefits of sending out free samples etc. All of them are reputed to deliver goods in less time.
You may find better deals in ebay and do compare the prices before you shop coz you never know the products can be priced at less in different stores.
Please don't forget to check my youtube channel for the Korean Related Updates.

If you got anything to share please feel free to email me at apoorvawrites@gmail.com

[Product Review] Baba Ramdev Patanjali Divya Kanti Lep *UPDATED*

Hey people
after a long long time, I guess I am talking about something totally Indian, totally herbal and completely chemical free.
To start off, our area has a patanjali store since years but never was interested and I never knew it has something for everybody. All I thought that it was a yoga ashram :P
But thanks to the lovely ladies in this blogging world for letting me know about this amazing brand which can for sure prove the claims and your expectations.
Today I am going to review about a product that is the most raved among the ladies.
It is the Baba Ramdev Patanjali Divya Kanti Lep. It is a face pack.

Patanjali DivyaKanti Lep

Looking for bloggers to review Tmart products - Review a product of your choice for free

~~~Looking for bloggers to review Tmart products~~~
Tmart.com wants to get more real opinions from customers. They hope could get better customer feedback to improve their website, so they looking for 20 bloggers to review their products. Products will be free of charge to bloggers as articles written evaluation of return.
Please do avail this offer and celebrate christmas with tmart goodies.

Reviewing products:
1. 168 Color Eyeshadow Palette Eyelash Liner Makeup Set 002(Original price$51.25)http://www.tmart.com/168-Color-Eyeshadow-Palette-Eyelash-Liner-Makeup-Set-002_p173074.html

2. Elegant Women Belt Style Canvas Magnetic Buckle Handbag Shoulder Bag Blue (Original price$29.87)http://www.tmart.com/Elegant-Women-Belt-Style-Canvas-Magnetic-Buckle-Handbag-Shoulder-Bag-Blue_p147217.html

Got Featured !!!

Hey guys

I'm so happy to get featured on wiseshe.com (I bet all of you aware of this blog). Ana being so kind, gave a chance to blabber about myself with her readers worldwide.
I knew I have written too much. Do check the post here :)

Here goes my ramblings :) :)

1. What is your name, where do you blog, and what are we likely to find there?

I’m Appu. I blog at www.getsetblush.com. I started it more like a DIY life style blog but somehow tempted to extend it to the product reviews and some makeup tips and tricks.

2)What are your favourite type of posts to write and read?

Read the complete article here by clicking the link below

Do Comment and make my day :) :)

Dupe-Fake-Bourjois Lipgloss aka Lip Paint Review,Swatches,On my Lips

Hey ladies
I am seriously not knowing how to start because we usually rave about some particular brand and that particular brand's most raved product that we bought and writing a review here.But you know, this is not a brand I knew before but the package is so perfect that I couldn't miss it.
It costs me a price of a lip balm and I couldn't ask for more. I wanted to try this anyway.Since it is a red, I had to get this(Even though I'm never using this)
This post mostly has pictures and less of my crap.

cosmetic-love.com-Karadium Hand Creams in Cherry Blossom and Peach-Review,Swatches

Hey people
How is the week going?
I see too many skincare posts these days and it makes me realize how cold it is out there. Winter makes the skin so lifeless and scaly. I always thought mine was oily skin but then this year winter made me realize that mine is in fact combination skin type. I had my skin getting super dry all the time. I had to take regular oil massages to get rid of the flaking and dry skin. Now I am doing it at home on weekends.
Well, we can work with oil on a holiday but ever wonder what can happen if we go out with it? Creepy eh.
That is when all these body butters,moisturizers came into existance.
Talking about the body lotions, we kind of worry about the arms,fore arms and that's it. Not many take proper care of their fingers or palms. I am pretty sure about this because I am one among those lazy girls who frequently ignore to moisturize the palms.
When I got to know that there are hand creams I was surprised and excited because my fingers are always dry and that make them look masculine err
You all know that I have been sent a gift box by cosmetic-love.com
You can read my post here
Karadium Hand Cream #1 Peach #2 Cherry Blossom
This post is about the review of these beauties.
Price and Quantity:
It is of 40gms and I couldn't find the price of this product as it is not yet launched officially.

MUA Pearl Single Eye Shadow in Shade-12 - Review, Swatches

Hey people
Long time that I reviewed an eye shadow. This one is from the very few single eye shadows I own. This one is from one of my favourite brands based in UK ie the MakeUp Academy aka MUA Cosmetics.  
Speaking about the single eye shadows, I like that concept. It is super compact and mini which can be carried around for a quick touchup. It occupies very less space and it can be easily fit in my jeans. Though this has so many positive notes, not many will ever be carrying the eyeshadows along with them unlike the lipbalms.
Anyway coming to the review,
I have already reviewed a beautiful shade of MUA single eyeshadow in Shade 13 HERE 
I'm sure the swatches tempt you enough to grab them all. I already updated my cart with few of these which are some dupes of the very famous MAC single eye shadows.

MUA Pearl Single Eye Shadow in Shade-12
Price and Quantity:
It is priced at 1 Pound for 2gms.

Skin79 Super Plus BB Creams - All 3 BB Creams Comparison with Swatches and Review - Korean SkinCare

Hey people
You know the drastic transformations I'm going through. Firstly a tomboy, then a kid, then girl who likes lip gloss, then the girl started to like lipsticks now it reached the peaks and now
This girl turned into a huge Korean Skin Care fan and ever since I found that they actually work!
Anyway, this is not regarding the skincare but the ever famous BB cream.
I always knew that the BB creams are the only/main makeup the Koreans wear. Usually, the BB creams are not so very good at covering the spots etc. But in recent times, they could develop a BB cream with high coverage and many variants are available.
As of now I am going to show you the swatches and my review of the SKIN79 Super Plus BB Creams.
I was quite unsure of buying the full sizes as I wasn't sure of the shade. I'm dusky and not every bb cream suit me. So, I opted for the samples.

Easy Quick Sponge Cake at Home -Recipe-Basic-Simple Style

Hey there
I could get some time for baking yesterday and I thought of making a cake.
Let me confess that I'm a beginner in the cooking/baking section so my recipes will be super simple and easy annndd quick(because I can't wait to eat my handmade food)
Anyway coming to the recipe I have made the cake with small quantity and I almost have all the electronic equipment in my home and they made the cooking method even more simple.
The final result:
Hehe check the picture on my histogram.. My id
Preparation time:  20 mins
Baking time:          15 mins
Serves:                  6

Shopping Experience With MYNTRA.COM

Hey people
I would like to welcome the monday with a haul post :D
Few days ago, I was contacted by the myntra.com team asking if I would like to shop from them and feel the difference. It is like, we are different, Come check for the proof. Anyway, guys.. I must tell you that I always loved shopping from you and please check my blogpost here
Winter is already making me shiver(yes, we won't shiver until the December starting in Hyderabad).
But these days, I'm experiencing the cold temperatures as low as 14C. Pity us :(
Coming to their website
The website loads super fast usually(depends on your internet speed).What I love about this website is that they have something for everybody. I love the way they suggest you things and the latest arrivals, sale products which makes it easy and lively to navigate.The style videos and the trends gives you that extra knowledge about the latest fashion trends.

Blog Sale - Bracelets and Finger rings-Open till the stock ends *Updated*

This is the second part of the blog sale. Please check the blog sale part 1 here.

1. Please comment with the number or name of the item you want to buy. Once commented, please send an email to apoorvawrites@gmail.com to confirm the item.
2. I will share my bank details in the reply email. Only through NEFT the money will be accepted. Please pay the amount within 48hours. I will ship the items as soon as I receive the amount.
3. The most important : shipping is 40 INR for Hyderabad and rest of India it is 50 INR I decided to use Indian Postal Service.
4. What else?? happy shopping.
For further information, please email me.
I have put the things in sections for easy view
******Bracelets and Finger rings******
1. Set of rings. **sold
2. Set of rings.
SP: 30 INR
3. Royal black finger ring. **sold

Blog Sale - Accessories and DIY items-Open till the Stock ends

Hey girls..
I am with a mini blog sale with some of the accessories I have bought and never/once used. Please go through the rules before buying something from the sale.
I made the sale into two different posts.
1. Please comment with the number or name of the item you want to buy. Once commented, please send an email to apoorvawrites@gmail.com to confirm the item.
2. I will share my bank details in the reply email. Only through NEFT the money will be accepted. Please pay the amount within 48hours. I will ship the items as soon as I receive the amount.
3. The most important : shipping is 40 INR for Hyderabad and rest of India it is 50 INR I decided to use Indian Postal Service.
4. What else?? happy shopping.
For further information, please email me.
I have put the things in sections for easy view

********Necklaces/long chains/Statement neck pieces/Pendants/ DIY Stuff *****
1. Heart pendant chain **sold
2. Necklace  **sold
3. Chain with  a round pendant.
SP: 99 INR

From Korea - With Cosmetic-Love

Whoa... Whoa.. Writing something after a long time.
Where do I start this post from.
This is not a haul post or a review post but a post to celebrate "being a beauty blogger" Hell yeah!
When I got a chance to review some Korean Products, I had to say yes.!
A biiig yes. I love you cosmetic-love.com for this amazing opportunity.
I was smitten by the Korean culture, Korean Skincare, their makeup, KPOP, KDRAMA what not, I recently started my research on their food habits and trying to find a single restaurant that offers some good Korean food. lol
This lady, Jinju was super sweet to me and offered me some new launches on their website.
There is this brand, Karadium Professional.
They offered to send me some goodies for the review. So, I am going to share the pictures. I recently received the package so, please wait for my review. Till then, keep drooling by seeing the cutest packaging.
Shopping Experience with Cosmetic-Love.com

My First Ever Empties Post

Hey girls..
After seeing so many fellow bloggers doing an empty post I thought I should do one too. After all, we get to finish so many products in no time and some run for months together.
Well, I am going summarize all those products that I could manage to finish completely almost completely.
The first picture is of the makeup products.
1. Maybelline Colossal Kajal.
This is one kajal I finished completely. I was really happy that I bought it and right now I am using the Lakme Eyeconic kajal. Once I finish that, I might come back to the 12hr version of this kajal.
2. Burt's Bees Lipbalm in Mango
I loved it (Read my review here)One lip balm that must be in every girl's kitty. I may repurchase it. Feelunique here I come.
3. Maybelline Lip Bloom in Peach.
This is kind of average product. True that it gives a glossy finish with a tint of peach but I feel its drying my already dry lips. Im not buying it again.
4. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Honey Beige.
The best foundation I have ever used. Gives medium coverage which means, you can wear it to your work place lol. It can be mixed easily. Used even more easily. Doesn't try out my oily skin. Stays on for easily 6-8 hours. The only con is the tub package which is slightly unhealthy.I am going to buy it again. 
All these products were used almost daily.

Appu.. Wake up..!! - My Korean Culture, KPOP, KDRAMA Obsession

June 20th 2013:
My friend Priya got me a DVD. It is a Korean Drama Series named "Boys Over Flowers". My first dialogue was "are you kidding me ?" lol I wish I was a part of the Korean Drama so that I would be able to make out what their dramas meant.
She assured me to watch at least the first 10mins of the first episode and I just watched it for the sake of her.With least interest. 10 mins passed, "Appu..Wake up..!!" yelled Priya.. #$@#$@#$@ I said her "I can't watch these weird serials Pri, I feel sleepy :( " She said, "#$@#$@#$@%^^ ... #$#$%#%#.. Shut up and watch!!!"
After sometime, the boy group F4 appeared. I was killed ! not literally but mentally I was just smitten by their looks and their dressing style.
The rest is history lol I was just went crazy with the serial and literally cried and laughed.. ADDICTED!
During these days, 
One morning.. I was with Kim Hyun Joong(One guy from the F4 group). I was dressed up in a white wedding gown and he was dressed in a tuxedo. I could see my parents and friends having mixed expressions(you know why..). On the other side Kim Hyun Joong's family who were looking super happy. I had my best friends(Pri and few blogger friends) as my bridesmaids. It is the time and I was called out by the priest. Dad took me and I walked super slowly but jumping inside my brain to the podium, where Mr.Kim Hyun Joong was waiting for me. I slowly stood beside him blushing. He smiled at me and we were looking at the priest for the go ahead lol (I was super excited) After much anticipation, I said "I do" only after hearing the same from Kim Hyun Joong. The priest said "you may now kiss the bride" I was juuust waiting for this moment and looked at him I was setting myself for the kiss..and then, someone poked me. I looked back and that's my

Amazing Vegan Home Made Hair Packs to work best for Hairfall

Hey ladies,
How many of you suffering from severe hairfall?
Since two months or so, I am under stress on the work front and crazily losing sleep and hair. When checking for some unique hair packs on line I found few very packs made very unique and claimed to give the best results.
Everybody out there, likes vegetables right ?
And I am specifically talking to all the vegans out there who hate to use egg/yogurt or any other product to their hair.
Well, this one is for you.

Just Herbs Instagram Contest

Hey people
Just when we are all high over makeup and the new luanches, there is Just Herbs which has its own way to reach out to us.
They have a fun contest running on instagram and you can participate right away. Cool move eh!?
Just follow the below steps and you are ready to win some cool JustHerbs goodies.

Rihanna's MAC Cosmetics Promo Look Inspired Eye makeup - Tutorial

Hey people..
As the title says.. It is the eye makeup post and unfortunately it is my first ever inspired eye makeup. Rihanna has always been my favourite artist and I love all her songs and I can sing most of her songs without looking at the lyrics. lol (exaggerating eh :P)
Apart from her voice and songs, I loove her life style and I don't care attitude. That attitude is clearly seen in her makeup,hair styles and her dressing.
When MAC Cosmetics paired up Rihanna and the whole collection is like a fairy tale. but way too raunchy and hot. The colours were chosen to be bold reds/maroons just like her.
Last week, MAC Cosmetics posted a picture of Rihanna and I was totally smitten by the smokey eyes.
Sadly, I do not own a brown eye pencil.
So, I ended up using the brown eye shadow from the SLEEK's Storm palette.
Whatsoever, it is a TOTAL FAIL!!! :D

Eye Brow Cake from ebay.com - Review, Swatches, EOTD

Hey people..
I am in total high. This festive mood makes me feel alive. The season of festivals, I find it nice to get ready the every other day. You know, lot many relatives and friends visit home than usual and there will be way too many gatherings. Yes, you gotta look special and nice.
When it comes to beauty, I feel the Eyes play a major role. Dressing up the eyes  the Indian way, which means the kajal/kohl and mascara is not really called a perfect festival eyes. 
Now that you got to know what I am going to review,
let me present you my first ever eyebrow cake.
Frankly, I never knew that we can make the eyebrows look thick. After I started writing a blog and started creating eye makeup looks, never I felt that there is any need to make the eye brows thick or give a better shape and look.

And The Winner Is..

Hey people
As you all know that I hosted a giveaway a month back(check it here)
I really want to thank each and every single one of you who took out time and entered my giveaway. It means not only winning but the support you guys gave me all through.
And though it was a bit difficult checking the entries and picking the winner, Rafflecopter made it easy by choosing one winner.
To the ones who didn't win this giveaway, I'm really sorry but I have more giveaways to come on your way. Please don't get disheartened.

Go Glam this Festive Season With Designer Shilpa Reddy

Go Glam this Festive Season

15th October 2013: India is known as a land of festivals. Indians celebrate all the festivities with joy and fervor  With the festive fervor on, young and doue designer Shilpa Reddy unleashes her festive collection. The collection adds glamour with the bright colors like red, and yellow along with pastel colors.

Shilpa believes in designing with comfort and class without 
excluding the glamour and style part. The collection has a unique style that will definitely charm and revitalize your soul as you will rock through the evening with delight.

So add some drama and fashion to your wardrobe with designer Shilpa Reddy’s festive collection.

Availability: AMARA, 3-3-5 Kemps Boulevard, Kwality House, Kemps Corner, Near Crossword Bookstore, Mumbai- 400036
Please find few pictures from her collection below..
Designer Shilpa Reddy LFW WF 2013 (25)

Maybelline WaterShine Lipstick - Rhum Cake Review, Swatch , On my lips

Hey People
how is it going. As I am sitting here to write a blog post which is been pending since so long, I keep thinking about all the stuff I could do in the free time and during the weekend. Most of the days, I sit and  browse the blogs or some window shopping in most of the famous online shopping websites(windows and window shopping lol) I don't know what I am trying to say. Call me crazy but what to do, it is still Thursday. It will take one more day to get the life back to my soul. Let me stop my ramblings and directly hit the post.
I don't really remember when Maybelline launched and discontinued this range of lipsticks.
This range is called the Watershine LipColor.
This was gifted by Shylu of Sweet N Shy Blog few months back. She was in Pondi when she sent me and due to the super hot summer, the lipstick melted in transit and I kept it that way without making it a mess.
MAYBELLINE Watershine Lipstick in Rhum Cake

Patanjali Aloevera Kanti Body Cleanser Review

Hey people
This has been in my drafts since too long. Few months back I unexpectedly visited a Patanjali store. Though I was looking for their body scrub I never really tried to get one. I found this store when I was out with mamma in my area(yay I have this store just a mile away from my home). I have picked up quite a lot of stuff from the store except the body scrub aka ubtan.
This post details the teeny weeny soap nah the body cleanser. Let me dig into the details and my experience with the product.
The product comes in a regular paper cover which is in white Base and mint green letters. The packaging is cheap. But you know, the paper is organic and eco friendly than the usual plastic covers.

Blue Ombre Eye Makeup

Hey People
How is it going ? Btw, the Monday is just ended :D just 4 more days for the coveted weekend. yay
Rambling time: lol
I am going crazy. I am experimenting too much these days. The other day, I changed my hair style. Yesterday I have checked upon the very famous Korean style Gradient lips (check the post here)
Today, I have created an eye makeup purely based on blue.
I have never thought of creating an entire eye makeup with a single colour family. 
Well, today I just did it.
I have used some 4 shades of blues to complete the look.
Check what I made with such a cool aqua bold colour.

Korean Style Gradient Lips aka Bitten Lips Easy Ombre Lips- Indian way of achieving the look

Hey people..
Headed to my blog after a really long time. Most of you(all of you by now) may be knowing that I am being obsessed over Korea (specifically south Korea). It is like my latest obsession. I love everything about them. The people, the language, their skincare routine,KDRAMA,KPOP,food, culture.. like EVERYTHING about them just amazes me.
Coming to the point, 
I have slowly started copying their styles and to my surprise, I could carry them off too. I started off with chopping my hair and I now have thick bangs which is the basic style statement of koreans. Please tell me how I look. HERE is the picture
In this post, I am going to show how I created their quick bitten lips look.
Look at the pictures below, It is the latest trend.
Also, this has been incorporated by models and some kdrama actresses who actually made this gradient lips popular.
Though this style has been there for a very long time, It was created using two shades of the same lipstick colour which created an ombre effect. But Koreans in particular made it different. They lightened the outer corners of the lips and darkened the center so as it make it look as if its bitten. Well, in technical terms it is called the gradient effect.
Now that I have introduced you guys to this style, please check the way how I created mine.
Any tips and tricks are most welcome.

E.L.F. Mineral Moisturizing Lip Tint in Rose - Review, Swatches

Hey girls..
Sorry for being MIA. I have been given truck load of work at office and yes, I am partly dead.(I dont know why I am feeling this way but I want to write a post on how the work culture in software industry actually is, I'll write it real soon )
Coming to the present post, this is a review of my first ever elf product. This is gifted by Renji (actually I took it lol )
                           It is the ELF Mineral Moisturizing Lip tint in Rose.
Price and Quanitity:
$3.00 for 0.1oz/2.8g
What they say about this lip tint: source
Nourish, pamper and treat lips with this super emollient, lip quenching color. Shea butter, Jojoba oil, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E impart serious moisture while SPF 8 protects lips from harmful UVA/UVB rays. This just-bitten tint of color provides immediate soothing relief to irritated chapped lips while also diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lip area. Like all our mineral makeup this item is mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.

VIVO Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Pucker Red - Review, Swatches

Hey girls..
I feel like its Tuesday today after the long weekend. I wanted to write something which would interest me and you as well. By now, most of you must be knowing that I am in the RED Lips phase and I am picking up any lipstick which has red written on it or which gives any shade related to red. Call me crazy but I'm loving this new found interest.
This post is a product review post which of course is a lipstick.
I hauled quite a bit when the VIVO Cosmetics had their sale and free shipping.
So, this lipstick is from that bundle. It is called the MATTE LIPSTICK. It has 5 variants ranging from natural to red,coral,pink.
I picked up PUCKER RED which is their only red in the collection.
Vivo cosmetics is known for its affordable yet super quality products came up with the concept of matte lipsticks and I had to pick one :D
Check my review on their Lip Crayon in A Thing Called Love here

Swatch Check : Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational LipColor

Hey girls..
I always wanted to get these swatches for you and here I am with my current favourite lipcolor.
Here I present you the swatches of all the Maybelline Bold Matte Lipsticks.
What the brand says about these:
o Hydrating matte with honey nectar 
o Moisturising agents like rosa canina oil and jojoba oil 
o Powderless matte pigments ensure true vivid shades 
There are classy 5 trendy vibrant shades in a brilliant matte texture
Check the swatches:

Giveaway - Open Internationally

Hey pretties...
It's been so long that I had a giveaway on my blog. Well, frankly I do not have much reasons to celebrate except for the fact of getting my own domain,bike(Honda Activa I) aand a phone(Sony Xperia). I am totally bankrupt. I am saving on money for this giveaway. Please make it a success.
The good news:

One lucky winner will win a Sleek Makeup I-Divine Eyeshadow palette of their choice.
The giveaway starts on 08/09/2013 00:00 IST and ends on 12/10/2013 00:00 IST.
The winner will be announced on 13/10/2013 ie on Second Sunday of October 2013.
Things you have to do:
Just fill in the form and blush :)

Anna Andre Signature Seduction Lipstick in shade 19 Review, Lip Swatches

Hey girls
Many of you know(if you are in friends list on facebook) that I have won the poutpretty contest conducted by purplle.com last month and it was sponsored  by Anna Andre Paris. Even though they said the winner would get gift of worth 5k, they gave me some weird not so popular stuff not even they belong to AnnaAndre.(weww... that's a different story. If possible, I will write a separate post on that.)
I was given some products from Anna Andre's Signature range. Today I am going to review their signature seduction lipstick in shade number 19.
About the lipstick from a Website:
Keep that pout ever-glossy and smooth all day long with its special formula that stays true and doesn't transfer or feather for hours. This shade belongs to the copper family.
Details of Anna Andre - Signature Seduction Lipstick 19

-Anna Andre - Signature Seduction Lipstick 19 is an ultra-luxurious creamy lip colour that delivers beautiful, lightweight colour
-Long lasting and moisturising this lipstick is sure to add a touch of seduction to any pout
-Its unique formula ensures no caking or dryness all day long

Tag : This or That and the Tag continues

Hey girls.. After a really long time, I am writing a tag post.
This is a random tag which is named "This or That".
It is quite interesting tag. I was tagged by my blogging friend, Sandhya of Sandhya's Blog
Thank you so much Sandhya :) :*
and here are my answers for the same.

Lotus Herbals Absolute Anti-Tan Gel Review

Hey people..
I don't know if its a good time to write a review about a SunScreen Lotion or an anti tan gel. It is a mixed climate here in Hyderabad,India. At times it is sunny and I plan to wear some light cotton kurti before I leave home but I return home getting drenched because of the heavy rain.
But the truth is, these days I am only interested in writing the lipstick reviews or any makeup related posts and skin care posts have been lagging behind.
This time, I made up my mind to post it anyway. Here it is the review of one of the best matte sunscreens available in the Indian market.
It is from the house of the Lotus Herbals.
It is their Absolute Anti-Tan Gel SAFE SUN PA ++ SPF-30
About the Product:
A unique sunblock crème exclusively formulated to lighten skin and provide a healthy shield against skin tan / darkening caused by Sun’s UVA rays. Protect against all forms of UV damage: Sun Burn, Pre-mature ageing and skin cancer.