Top 10 Summer Uses for Virgin Coconut Oil


MERIT VCO EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL Extracted from Coconut Milk
I would like to share some ideas on how to use virgin coconut oil in and around your home this summer! So here are my top 10 summer uses for virgin coconut oil

1.          Pre-sun care: 
Rub a small amount of virgin coconut oil on exposed skin before heading out in the sun. Virgin coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4 and is a great antioxidant! Remember to practice safe sun-care by avoiding direct exposure during peak hours, especially for young children.
2.          Post-sun care: 
Sometimes we inadvertently get a little too much sun, and our skin turns a bit red. Virgin coconut oil’s moisturizing properties are perfect for parched, sunburned skin! Just rub it on several times a day to keep the skin moisturized and prevent peeling. It’s also a great all-purpose body lotion too!

New U Nail Paints in ShowStopper and Burnt Sienna - Review, Swatches


Hey girlies
On my recent visit to New U store, I picked up few things out of which I have already reviewed the Beauty Formulas Cucumber Invigorating Scrub which totally impressed me. While I was paying the bill, I saw these cuties neatly arranged near the counter and I had to pick these after all, they retailed at 49 INR per piece.
New U Nail Paints in ShowStopper and Burnt Sienna - Review, Swatches

Korean SkinCare and Makeup Shopping from w2beauty.com


Holla Cupcakes
This was in my drafts since so long. I got a package from Alice of w2beauty.com
For all those who are aware of Alice and her website, can simply proceed to the next line. For those, who don't know much about this, read on.
About w2beauty.com:
W2beauty.com is an online shopping website that stocks almost all the Korean Skincare,Makeup,bath and body products. It is like a candyland where you can not come out without owning them. The website has over 10000 products and cover almost all the major Korean Brands. It has separate section for men as well. The website has a super easy navigation and it loads super quick.
They offer free international shipping and if you are doubtful about the loss of package(which never happens) you can go for an extra $2.5 for a tracking number.

Beauty Formulas Cucumber Invigorating Facial Scrub Review


Hey Girlies
How is the week treating you.. Mine is a bit cool this time. I have little work and that's loads of time for myself. Hyderabad climate is already taking a troll. It was supposed to be spring summer but here,we only have summer. A real hot summer. How I wish if I had a beach in my city. LOL, you will be finding me right there the whole of summer. Anyway, let's not think about something which is impossible but talk about something which can make us more happy.
It is the happy skin.
When I was at the inorbit mall,Hyderabad last month I was just passing by the New U store. Something pulled me into the store and I ended up buying Neutrogena face serum and some random purchases. Which includes the Beauty Formulas Cucumber Invigorating Facial Scrub.
I was searching for a body scrub,precisely a body polish. This bright coloured tube attracted me. I had a chance to sniff the product before I decided to own it.
Beauty Formulas Cucumber Invigorating Facial Scrub Review

[Tutorial] How To Get a Winged Eye Liner in Seconds - Quick Technique for Beginners-How to use Liquid Eye Liner - Easy Winged Eye Liner Tutorial


Hey Cupcakes.. Happy Monday!
Yesterday was on a mission to create a winged eye liner and After failing numerous times, I came up with a simplest trick to create a wing within seconds.
Before we get into the tutorial, you may want to read/check my Experiments with the Liquid eyeliner . By now,you might have understood that I do not have a steady hand and I cant draw a single line using the liquid eye liner. But I love the winged eye liner so much that I want to try and try till I atleast get an impression of the wing lol.
So, As a beginner I know its a pain to practice and that's I came up with a quick trick to get winged liner in no time.

Let's get into the tutorial:

It has 2 steps! Only!!

To begin:
Begin with a clean eye. Wipe off any oil if you have an oily eye lid.
How To Get a Winged Eye Liner in Seconds - Quick Technique for Beginners

NYX Butter Lipstick in Licorice - Review, Swatches


Hey munchkins..Happy Weekend!
I am back after my not so old post, The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral Foundation Review 
After a long wait, I finally got my hands on the latest lippie sensation from NYX- their new Butter Lipsticks. NYX had launched their Butter Glosses earlier and their Butter Lipsticks came out this New Year, though there was a lot of buzz around it in the blog world.
NYX Butter Lipstick in Licorice - Review, Swatches

Bourjois Paris Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Peach on the Beach - Review,Swatches


Hey people
Quite a long time that I wrote a product review and here I am with a review of my current obsession..the lip crayons!
The concept has been first put forth by Clinique through the Chubby sticks and all the other brands followed the trend.
However, each brand has come up with their unique shades,textures but stuck to the signature package. My aim is to own at least one from each brand and you can find my review and lip swatches of the Vivo Cosmetics' Lip Crayon in Thing Called Love also the very famous 
Now this post focuses on Bourjois Lip Crayon, their latest launch!
I have picked up Peach on the Beach.
Bourjois Paris Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Peach on the Beach - Review,Swatches

Classic List of Spring Summer Shoes to Wear In 2014


Hey Girls..With the dark winters of this year seems to be gone for good, it’s time to find the best trends in clothing and shoes. There are some exciting choices in shoes for spring summer 2014, and the alternatives are varied and worth a check. If you are someone like me who likes to add new things before the start of the closet, here are some great trends worth picking.

Flats with ankle strap:
Among the best and most notable trends of the season is the coming of this unique but old ankle strap. There is a feminine part attached to the look, and there is something for every girl. Pick one of the soft pastel shades for a special dress, or look for basic colours that you can wear everywhere. The choices are cool and unique, and not to overlook, you can be comfortable as much as you will be in a white tee!

Estée Lauder Nail Lacquer in Nouveau Riche and Love Bites - Review,Swatches


Hey Girlies
This post is a bit special to me coz these are the first ever high end brand Nail Paints that I am reviewing here on getsetblush.
To start off, I would like to know how many of you ask your friends/cousins/boyfriend/husband to get some makeup goodies when they are coming home from abroad.?
Notice that I was referring to only guys.
Well I asked my friend to get SOME nail paints and he got me these. He was complaining that "I thought nail paint is what you asked and not the brand nor the colour ".
I admit the fact that I didn't give a hint coz we both forgot talking about what exactly I wanted.
So, he got these two which he felt that I would like them coz he knows that I paint my ring finger with some shimmery nail paint and rest the plain or something not so bold.
Look what he got me.. !!
  Estée Lauder !!! I have never thought I would ever buy these at least not this year. But he got me and I'm so happy seeing these babies.
Price and Quantity:
$21 (around 1200 INR) for 0.3 oz *Pricey*
Estée Lauder Nail Lacquer in Nouveau Riche and Love Bites - Review,Swatches

Common Hair Mistakes we Need to Stop


Hey Girls..
We all imagine that we know our hair better than anybody else, after all we've been living with it day in, day out for most of our lives.  According to top hair stylists however, we are damaging our hair without even knowing that we’re doing it. These are some of the mistakes we need to stop making about our hair.
Using hair color at home gets a big, fat zero from professional hair stylists. Although there is some truth in the fact that many of the products are similar to those found in the hair stylists’ salon it’s not just about what’s in the color but how you do it.  Many women don’t even choose the color which will best enhance their skin tone ending up with extremely dark hair making the skin look pallid and gaunt. A professional colorist will be able to advise you on the best color for your complexion.


L'Oréal Paris Launches 6 Oil Nourish


L'Oréal Paris launches 6 Oil Nourish 
A revolutionary hair care range using a combination of 6 Oils to provide complete 
nourishment for your hair 
Be it in Paris or in India, women crave for ‘perfect’ hair that is strong, shiny, thick, smooth, soft and manageable.All these qualities are achievable only with hair that is deeply nourished from within. L'Oréal Paris, the world’s No.1 beauty brand is now making this possible for Indian women with its new 6 Oil Nourish Range giving your hair the nourishment it deserves.

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral Foundation in Shade Golden Ivory - Review and Swatches


Hey girls.. What is your favorite foundation finish? Is it Matte, Satin or Dewy? For me it has changed from my early 20s to now, my early 30s. At 21, I preferred a more matte finish as my skin was more normal to oily. 
But now I find that matte foundations sometimes ages me; so I tend to prefer using a dewy finish foundation as my skin type has also changed to normal to dry. In fact it is advisable to keep more than 1 finish for foundations as your skin behaved differently by day, by season and by age.   
Today I will be reviewing a nice dewy finish foundation from The Body Shop.
The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral Foundation in Shade Golden Ivory - Review and Swatches

Kate Hudson Oscars 2014 Inspired Eye Makeup using ELF Studio Palette


Hey sugarplums.. how is the week treating you..
Mine is super hectic and I am totally busy with work and this was created while I was bored of work and etc. Eye makeup is something which makes me feel really nice and energetic.
You know how bad I am at eye makeup and that too when it comes to the celebrity eye makeup I kind of suck big time.
now comes the OSCARS..
I was itching to do some makeup inspired by the Red Carpet looks sported by the Hollywood Actresses.
When was searching for some makeup looks I liked Kate Hudson's makeup which was a smokey eye makeup and I loved it.
So I gave a try in recreating the look. Please do let me know how it turned it out.

My Hair and The Way I Play With it - Dove Go Play


Hey people
If you are a regular reader of my blog you may be knowing that I have natural black brown silky thin hair. But..I love my hair to be something else. I mean, All the other things which my hair is not.
I totally love curly hair. I keep exploring all the silly means that claim to make hair curly. I love to experiment with my hair color. I love getting done some new hairstyle.
This picture was a living proof of me..playing with my hair.  I have used some sponge curlers to get this effect which I loved to the core or you can use a variety of human hair extensions, http://www.sassy6.com can help you in this endeavor.
My mom,who is a typical telugu lady has a waist length thick black hair and she always bugs me to grow hair. However, I kind of like my hair to be shoulder length as I feel it is easier to manage and maintain.
When it comes to the way I play with my hair.. I want my pictures taken at super random times to do the talking.
I believe in chemicals! I love torturing my hair to those harsh chemicals which in turn give me super special shiny hair and a big hole to my pocket.

Winner Announced - My Tiny Giveaway


Hey Girlies
Thanks a tonn for entering my tiny giveaway and I am here with a winner announcement.
It is really a nice feeling that there are people who appreciate my work and give me the energy to keep going ahead.
Thanks for every one of you,who visit my site..comment on my posts..inbox me your queries..say the good..the bad..
Everything..
I wish I get the same encouragement in the future also.

Top 10 Vegetables for Glowing Skin


Hey girls..
The secret to healthy and beautiful skin does not lie in expensive skin creams, but in what we eat. Beauty is skin deep and what you eat reflects on your skin. Junk foods and coffee are highly processed, which makes the skin lose its radiance. A research at the University of St. Andrews has found that eating two servings of vegetables daily can make a visible difference to the skin’s health. The phytochemicals, fiber, antioxidants and other important nutrients present in vegetables improve the quality of the skin by making it beautiful and luminous. Today we present 10 vegetables that can help to make your skin appear glowing and healthy.
1. Beans:
Beans are a good source of B complex vitamins like niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid and pyridoxine that are required for the normal functioning of the cells. Beans contain biotin, a mineral that forms the structure of the skin cells, while niacin helps the skin to retain its moisture. Edamame beans are rich in isoflavones, which scavenge the free radicals produced by constant exposure to the sun. It also keeps the skin firm by preventing collagen breakdown.
2. Sweet potatoes:
Vitamin A in sweet potatoes contains anti-inflammatory properties, fighting acne-causing bacteria. It also provides Vitamin E to the skin, which is required to regenerate the skin cells. Sweet potatoes regulate the fluctuation of blood sugar by combating stress. Vitamin A also helps to improve the circulation of oxygen to the skin. It enables the skin to hold in moisture, relieving dryness and flaky skin.

Different Lips-Different Colors-Red Lipsticks - The way Bollywood Actresses Flaunt the Bold Red Lip Colours at Screen Awards 2014


Hey Girlies
Ever wondered which shade of RED is your shade of lips ?
I mean, yeah not all reds compliment us or go with the dress.
So, here is a quick post on what all reds you can actually try and wear them according to your skintone and dress.
** Picture Heavy **
1.Sophie Choudry 
She chose a Reddish Pink which suited her complexion and also the black dress. The subtle blush and thick lined eyes and the nicely done hair complemented the whole look.

Blog Sale *Open to Indian Residents*

Hey girlies
I want to clear my stash and that's a quick blog sale.
All the products have been used/swatched unless mentioned new.
The rules are simple.
Please email me : apoorvawrites@gmail.com on what products you want to buy.
I will send in my bank details. Please transfer the money within 48 hours after confirmation through email. I will send the products as soon as I get the payment.
Sale is open till the stock lasts !! Shipping charges : Flat 80 INR.
I will be using Indian Post and I will give the tracking number to the buyer.
2. Buyincoins Neutral Palette SP 350 INR

Shopping from bornprettystore.com - Website Review and Haul Post


Hey Girlies
How was your weekend ?
Mine was a mixed bag of feelings and deeds. Well coming to this post, I have received my order a week back and just today I got some time to click pictures.
This is my much awaited haul from the Born Pretty Store
I have heard a lot about this store and I am super excited to show you what I got from them.
OKay, before I proceed, here is a coupon code you can use whenever you shop from the site.
the coupon code APH10
Shopping from bornprettystore.com - Website Review and Haul Post
About bornprettystore.com in their own words:
BPS Import & Export Co., Ltd was set up in 2010. Over the past three years, it has developed rapidly from a store merely selling nail art items to a shop mainly selling beauty items including nail art items and cosmetics,accessorises, cell phone cases, etc.

The website bornprettystore.com has gained thousands upon thousands of registered customers from all over the world, leading up to millions of sales per month. We offer world wide free shipping and have already shipped to more than 150 countries including United Sates, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, Korean, etc.

The original inspiration of the name born pretty store comes from proverb “each woman is born pretty”. Combining the aim of providing beauty items to the female, we incorporated it into the name “born pretty”store. Bornprettystore is a store intended to provide each ordinary female, whoever they are, wherever they come from, with the latest fashion items of nail art, make up and outfit, helping them find the best way to dress up, which ultimately push outside their potential beauty to the fullest.
My Haul: