28 Dec 2013

♡ L'Oreal Wild Ombre No. 2

I bought this kit a while ago on Ebay for about $15, I just left it in the back for my drawer because I liked my hair as it was, I already had a sort of ombre-ish. Today, I thought I would use it to get a little more blonde, and light in my hair because it turned very dull and boring. It is fairly easy to use, you just mix everything together, pour some into the brush and apply. Super easy. 

BUT, I hated the finished look, it look too light, too brassy and I did not have a toner and plus I did not like thought of me with so much blonde. By the way, I actually decided to try it today because I had a backup of a dark brown color hair dye. So, that came in pretty handy. Now I have dark brown hair.

I'm not going to post pictures of the result of using this kit because it was so damn ugly on me. Whatever, I've brown hair now with some red/brassy tint which is so freaking ugly but that will do until I buy a black hair dye. What do you think of black? Hmmm, I don't know, I already miss my ombre-ish hair. I suck at dyeing. I suck at choosing hairstyle or hair color. Wouldn't it be amazing to go a hair salon and that hairdresser will decide what style will suit you better and I would only have to say I just love long hair, so don't cut it too short, that is all my intake and he/she will just make all the decisions. 

2 Dec 2013

♡ Insomnia

This is going to another personal post. Sorry to bore you guys out. I can't sleep. I'm typing on my phone right now, I have a peeling mask on and I just did my nails, so I waiting for both to dry. I had a long nap earlier, maybe that's the reason why I'm not sleepy at all. My nails are still so sticky, I've on constance carroll base coat, Bourjois purple glitter nail polish and a Bourjois top coat. I love this combination so much...I've been seeing a lot of thanksgiving videos on youtube, people saying what they are thankful for and they made me think of what I am thankful for. I'm thankful for my relationship with my boyfriend, I think we are definitely in a good place relationship wise, I love that he's not the jealous type which I used to find weird and I hated that because for me, it meant that he did not care. But he does and he does not have to be jealous anyway. When I asked him why he's not jealous when people look at me and stuff, he usually says he is proud that I chose him. So yeah :) oh my face is itchy. That picture is his perfume right now, I really love this scent. I rarely find perfumes I like. It's Versace Homme? I think, I'm not sure. Anyway, Versace do not make a variety of men perfumes, do they?  I'm thankful also for having a bf with no wandering eyes and flirting ways. You do not right? Atleast not when we go out:p I love you honey. What else? I'm thankful for my job which in such a small span of time is making me grow and definitely helping me fund my expensive taste. I'm thankful for my family and for some precious happy moments we have at times. 

I can't think of anything else, these are the three I'm most thankful for this year. And it is nearly one o'clock. I should stop being on laptop before nighttime and just workout instead. I should have workout tonight but I was stuck on revolveclothing looking at sale items, and busy googleing rayban gradient smoke sunglasses because it is on sale right now. So I did spend some time researching real life pictures of it but found none. I bought it anyway, my brother said it was pretty, so this is going to be his Christmas present. I don't know what to get my boyfriend, I'm so lame, I've no clue about what I could give him. I know what he really wants right now is a flash for his dslr but the one he wants will obviously be super expensive. He said he want one of these lite gadget knife thing and a waterman pen. But I don't find these personal enough. Or simply enough. So I don't know.

By the way, there is 20% extra off discount on asos.com, head there now!!! There's nothing specific I want right now from asos, so I got nothing. Sad I know. I actually want a lot of stuff from there, but since I can't choose, I simply don't buy anything. What I've learned about myself is that if one of the items from my 'saved items' list is low in stock, that instantly prompts me into getting it.
Priority wise, I should get my eyes checked, get new prescription contact lenses, get a pair of coloured ones online or two, get a new deep pore clarisonic brush, get pants and blouses for work, and get a watch. My wants are the watch, the rebecca minkoff bag, a pair of real pearl studs earrings, a fire opal ring...I should really sleep now. Good night beautiful people.

1 Dec 2013

♡ It's official, I bought a fake OPI

Yes I did because it was first time in my entire life that I've seen an OPI nail polish, so I bought just because it looked pretty and I really wanted to think of it as being real. I got for Rs 200 which made me doubt its authenticity but I did not care, I just went ahead and got it. I'm so stupid I know. I got it in one of the shops in Bagatelle mall, I don't know if it appropriate to say which shop, so I'm not going to mention the name but they normally sells jersey/cotton clothes with no branded name or logo on their clothes. I was looking for crop tops there and when I got to the counter, I saw these pretty little bottles, I had to get at least one. I even asked the salesgirl if they were real OPI. Gosh I knew they were fake but yeah, I got one. Let me show you some pictures. I have not swatched it already since I already have a nail polish on but at least this fake does not smell over-chemically.

It looks legit, right? To me it did look legit just because I never owned or seen in real except online an OPI.

Yes the name of it is Blushingham Palace. The first thing I did when I got home, I google "OPI Blushingham Palace" and then I knew.

This is what google gave me. It showed me pictures of the real Blushingham Palace and it's pinkish. For heaven's sake, mine is nowhere close to this in terms of color.

While I was typing it on Google, I was already thinking that if it was a real one, I was definitely going back to get all the colors. Can you imagine how disappointed and foolish I felt? Maybe not everybody would understand how I feel about fakes, it's okay. I'm just sharing. I thought I would make a post out of this, not super informative - there is enough info on the internet to help you differentiate real from fakes. So just google if you need more info. I thought of making a little video just because I could, and I wanted to. Sorry, I don't know how to cut and edit, I only used Youtube editor tools. 

I'm such a newbie. I should have filmed this is landscape mode. By the way, I did this with my phone - HTC Desire HD.

Update 01.12.13 
I hate the nail polish, I just tried it tonight, it is horrible in color, it looks like poo and the brush is too thick - not in a good way. I hate it. This is definitely going to the bin. It was such a waste of money. 

29 Nov 2013

♡ Online shopping guide - websites that ship to Mauritius

This is a little update on my ♡ Free Worldwide Shipping Websites with new links I've already mentioned about on this blog and not only free shipping though.


Beauty related products

Luxury brands

Colored contact lenses

Newly discovered - don't know if they offer free shipping or not but does ship to Mauritius

Last resort - if you can't find what you need on these above site and don't mind fakes
Amazon (it's hard to find an item that can actually be shipped to Mauritius)

*Need to pay shipping charges

Disclaimer: This is just a guide, not an advert and I do not guarantee the quality of the products from these websites. 

♡ A post to myself

Today was a really good day even if I was alone and it started badly with being late and the rain. But overall, it was really good. I was late because I had to go to cidp first and I came to the office like 10 bottom-drenched and found out that the people I had to see today to clear all my outstanding queries did not came in. I was so bummed out about that, I think I might have made a face to the person who told me about it. But yeah, at least I had that other thing to do which I don't like because it is so lengthy and it totally seemed never-ending to me. The cool thing though was that I had the meeting room all to myself and I had this huge table and I had all my files spread out open and still was not overwhelmed. Yeah, I came in alone today because the girls are on exam break (I'm going soon too). I have two more days left there, I'm sad to leave, I really loved working there since it is close to home with a mall nearby, the water dispenser is right next to the meeting room, the people(most) are pretty cool and it is pretty there. And when they were putting up Christmas decoration today when I left, right at that moment, I had that thought "I wished I worked there". Yeah I totally wished I worked there. Like permanently. I guess I will come back next year around that time again. I say pretty a lot I know. This two month went by so quickly, I did not even realise it. I'll have an alone day again this coming Monday and then Tuesday is going to be super stressful because it's my last day before exam break and I still have a lot pending. I don't know if I'll be going back there after my exams, I don't think so. I will probably know by Tuesday which will probably be no because our deadline for that job was early December, so yeah, I'll probably have to go back to our office. This is getting sad. 

I won't have anymore these stupid smiles on my face again. Only my bf would know what this means. haha. No only my bf will understand this post. I actually like it there, people smiles at you, you smile back, and everybody smile at each other, and you smile all day and say good morning all day because there is a lot of staff coming and going along the corridors. It happened that I said good morning to someone twice in the day, the second time was without thinking because I had stuff on my mind. haha. Hopefully, next year I'll be back and it's going to be great. I'm gonna miss this environment. I love the environment. I mean workplace. It is so nice and I had a nice office room today. Oh Monday is going to look so pretty with the decorations!!! I'm so excited about that. This is why I'm so sad to go and because of the people too. Let me say goodbye. Bye bye pretty office, people and meeting room. I'll see you next year maybe hopefully. 

27 Nov 2013

♡ Random rant

Hi whoever is reading me right now. The girls and I went to lunch at Jumbo today, we got pizza and while waiting for our order, we wandered around the mall into this shop with tons of accessories and beauty stuff but I felt really not interested into these products since to me, all of them were fake, like fake silver plated accessories that you can get way cheaper online, or fake cosmetics which are bad for your skin and I could not even trust that their constance carroll nail polish were genuine or fake so I did not buy anything though I really want nail polishes. If I was younger, this boutique would have been heaven to me, I did not know about online shopping, fake products, I was just ignorant and simply attracted to shiny things. I don't know what is up with me lately or maybe this year. I can't buy anything, mostly makeup and beauty related things here in stores because in my head, I'm thinking it could be fake or there's no brand on it, so can't buy it or I could get it cheaper online. So, I end up with nothing. I think I hate shopping. But I love online shopping. Or not. I just wasted almost an hour on Asos choosing nail polishes thinking I could fool them in shipping these to me because there was no error messages when I added them to my cart only that when I had to pay, I got that freaking error message. I am so sad that Asos would ship nail polishes only to some countries and not to Mauritius. Anyways, after work, I got a Bourjois 1 second nail polish in Beige Distinction because I love their fan brush so much and it was the only color I would wear often or I thought so. I just tried and I kind of hate the color, I don't know, I'm just not in love with it. I want more nail polishes. Or not. I just want a lot of pretty things. I'm depressed. Tomorrow is going to be another long freaking day and Friday will be worse because I will be working on my own which means a lot of work and stress. 

By the way, sigmabeauty.com is doing their black friday on the 28.11.13 and they will be doing free worldwide shipping, so check them out and stock up on your favorite brushes. I'm definitely getting a backup of the F80, and maybe get one to do a giveaway and maybe get another brush, I don't know. I'm being too greedy now. What is your favorite sigma brush that you use everyday? Even if I have the Mr. Bunny kit, I just end up not using them on a daily basis, I just use my F80 and the blush brush from the kit. Yeah, I think I'll only buy like there F80, a backup for myself, one to give as present and one for a blog giveaway. I think that's my black friday plan. Don't miss it, you'll regret it, there's is a code for the free shipping thing, just google it. 

That's all for tonight, I need to get up and work out because I freaking ate half of the Pringles tube and I had a generous dinner and I'm so fat and I'm so depressed and if I stay, I'm going to give in and buy useless stuff that I found pretty but I don't really need rather than saving up for what I really really want to which are the Marc by Marc Jacobs Amy gold bracelet watch and the Rebecca Minkoff diamond quilt mini affair bag. So I should not shop. Thou should not stop or eat. haha I'm going to work out. Even if it is already 11 15 pm. 

17 Nov 2013

♡ Clearasil Utra Rapid Action Cleanser

I loved the Clearasil Daily Clear Cleanser, it smells awesomely good and fresh and has salicylic acid in it. So I thought I would get the stronger version which is this one called Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action cleanser but I hate the scent of this one, it is so strong and in your face but it's okay, atleast it helps with my acne and it does not dry out my face. That's is all I've got say about it. Oh and yeah I got it off echemist.com for £5.39. If you are thinking about which one of the two to get, the Daily clear or the Ultra, I would recommend the Daily Clear one because it smells better and I think both work the same way - since I've noticed no difference with this one. 

16 Nov 2013

♡ Garnier Summerbody Moisturising Lotion

I got it off feelunique for £6.05, it is like regular body lotion - it's white except that your skin turn into a brown color (with hint of orange) overnight which is soooo pretty. It's smell very artificially apricot, smells really good BUT overnight, gosh that smell that it turns into, it is so gross and stuck with me like for 2-3 days. It is the only thing that bothers me about this product plus I think it is important to use a tanning mitt with it because I used it twice, and both times I ended up with streaky lines, and also because the lotion is white, it's hard to know what area you've missed. So yeah, you get the idea, streaky lines + large still white area + gross smell = 2-3 days of awkwardness and covered legs.

Bottom line, I don't like this product. It makes me smell really bad - an odour similar to henna. Do you know henna? I hate the smell of henna by the way, that's the only reason I never played with henna during college years, haha I love the idea of drawing fake tattoos with henna but the smell of it always put me off. Anyways, for only £6.05 for 400ml is a pretty good deal but for me, it was just a waste of money. I've used this twice, and it's like 98% still full. I don't know what to do with this. Do you fake tan? Doesn't the smell annoys you? What do you do about it? Share your tips with me, pretty please:)

And do you know a tanning product that does not smell at all?

14 Nov 2013

♡ Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation

"For flawless 16-hour coverage with no mask-like effect. Instantly, skin irregularities are perfectly concealed, without leaving demarcation lines or cakiness. The complexion is even and radiant; the skin is supple and comfortable."

I was looking for new foundation - not that I don't like Missha BB cream anymore but I wanted to try a new one and I found The Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation on echemist for £15.20. I read tons of reviews and people were saying that it was really good for people with acne and blemishes because it is full coverage. I received it after approximately two weeks after ordering it. I was pretty surprised with how fast it came. Thanks echemist. It is very pigmented, I would say it gives medium to full coverage. I found the texture pretty liquidy and the color is a perfect match for me - I got Nude.

The first time I tried it, my face looked really cakey, I didn't like the texture and how it felt on my skin, I even hated the weird smell. I've been using it for almost a week and I'm starting to like it. The trick to it is to not to use too much. A small dot-tear drop size I guess is more than enough and I don't even mind the smell anymore though I still feel it kinda there on my skin.

Good points:
Good coverage
Applies easily with a foundation brush
Decent price for a foundation
Perfect match for my skin (a makeup said that nude suits most asians)
Less transfer to phone - compared to the Missha BB cream
Do last all day on me - I do use primer underneath though

Bad points:
Feels heavy on my skin
Enhances dry spots
Make me feel oily

Overall, I'm liking this foundation right now, my only issue is just that it feels heavy and oily though my face do not look extra oily. It gives me a light to medium coverage, I guess if I use more I'll could achieve full coverage but it will look mask-like and cakey since it would enhance my dry skin.

Thumbs up to this one! It is definitely not going to stay in the back of my makeup drawer because I've been grabbing subconsciously this one everyday.

Updated 18.11.13:
I'm loving this foundation. I think that my skin is getting use to it. I don't feel it heavy on my skin anymore, or oily. Still enhance dry spots but it just means that I've to hydrate my skin more. I definitely recommend it :)

13 Nov 2013

♡ Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment

At some point, this hair oil was so much raved on Youtube and blogs together with the Moroccanoil(which can't be shipped to Mauritius), so I gave in to the craze and got the Macadamia Natural Oil, it retails for £29.95 for a 125ml pump bottle on hqhair.com. Its claims :

"Say hello to soft and manageable hair with Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment. Particularly beneficial for dry and damaged hair, it provides intense nourishment which de-tangles your locks to make them easier to manage. Your hair will be left frizz-free, with a smooth and shiny finish, whilst the UV protectors will also prevent coloured hair from fading and losing its vibrancy. Drying time will also be reduced by 40-50%, minimusing exposure to damaging heat."

What I did was pump twice and apply it on my damp clean hair and that is it. And the next day, I'll woke up and my hair would feel smooth to the touch, really good smelling, and a little frizzy.

Good points:
Smells freakingly awesomely good.
Does help detangle my hair.
Comes with a pump
Make my hair feel smooth

Bad points:
Does not control my frizzy hair completely
Does not make me hair shiny
Relatively expensive
Does not make my hair less dry

I don't think I'm going to repurchase this again, I'll probably get the Moroccanoil one.

10 Nov 2013

♡ Wishlist #13

Oh my god, I swore to myself I would not get another Urban Decay palette again even after Flushed and Naked Basics came out but this one Naked 3, I NEED to have it. It looks really pretty. Apparently, it was already out by mistake in some Sephora in Paris, that is how wheeconfetti got hold of it, I'm so jelly. You can see more pictures and swatches on her blog, go check them out. Anyways, the Naked 3 will be officially out in December, I'll be waiting eagerly for it to come out on HQhair.com and I hope it will show up soon.

All photo credits to wheeconfetti.com

8 Nov 2013

♡ Wishlist #12

While writing that title, I remember "oh there's my birthday before Christmas" ohh goody but nobody is going to give what I really really really want. I do a lot of online shopping - not super lot like over 100 pounds each time. But the thing is I feel I never get what I really want. I get stuff that I need and really want because it caught my eye. But the stuff that caught my eye but is not a necessity I can't bring myself to get them because I suck and I've no money and I said but and because like a hundred times already and this phrase is so long and has so many mistakes in it. Don't laugh at me, you can smile - I'll allow it. I had a really long and tiring week, doing overtime everyday to respect my deadline, I'm a little anxious about that - which explains my splurge I did thirty minutes ago, I splurge on sandals. It's not splurge when it's 32 pounds for a pair of brown leather Steve Madden sandal with old style gold spikes, right? It's investment. I've been needing a pair of sandals for so long, I've been eyeing these specific ones for ever but they were always out of stock. When I saw them online and said 'low in stock', I promptly add it to my pretty little empty cart that digs hole in my pockets but fills my heart with warmth and happiness. My point with this post is to show what I want or need or whatever. I want all of them. I think some of the items will be repetitive (see my earlier post) - I can't help it. I like wishlist. They make my stress go away for a while at least. And make me happy. Then make me sad because people won't buy them for me. But then, it's just my to buy list. My never ending to buy list. Can I be famous for making wishlist. Would it be awesome to paid for doing wishlist and people can buy stuff from my wishlist and then I'll get a percentage of that? It would be awesome. AWESOME. 

Marc By Marc Jacobs Amy Gold Bracelet Watch

This watch is super beautiful. When I first started looking for the one, I looked at Michael Kors because there were so many pictures of them on tumblr, instagram, everywhere but then I tried on my dad's, they just felt and looked too masculine on me. I just love this one because of the little shiny crystals, it looks so fancy. It have been so much better if there was date on it. But this is my favorite. I don't want to look anymore. This is the one I want. Together with these skinny Cartier bracelets. Lol I've seen pictures. You can't deny it, you love the combination of this watch and these Cartier too!

Yeah, you know what I really really want is the Chanel 3.55 bag. But this one is like the next best thing next to Chanel that I could actually buy in terms of accessibility. Thanks revolveclothing.com for selling genuine brands. I want this bag. It is actually small, a little smaller that I would want. There is a bigger version of this type but it's not available on revolveclothing, no actually there is one but it's like covered with studs and twice as expensive. I don't think I'll like an overdose of studs. I have my hair to cover collar covered all over with studs, I don't think I have enough hair to cover a bag of studs. This one is quilted, full leather, gold chain, two length style, all I want for Christmas is you and all of the items above you.

Ted Baker Taffety T Clasp Leopard Print Purse

I need a purse. A new purse. A leather leopard Ted Barker purse. It's a combination of all I love. Leopard, leather,gold details, a sneak of pink inside, all quality, and super expensive. But I want this one. Anybody interesting in giving me this one for free, you know just for the pleasure of giving *smiles while fluttering my non existent eyelashes*

Dogeared Faith Cross Necklace

I want this one just because it's dainty and gold. I think it's gold plated and the base is silver. I don't know exactly why I want this one. I just feel drawn to it. It could make me look fat. You're asking yourself what's the link there. You can't understand.

And there is this nail polish set from Nails Inc that I really want because it's a gift set of 12 full size nail polish at 70% discount. Blogger is not letting me upload new pictures, I don't freaking know why but whatever, here is the link http://www.hqhair.com/nails-inc-nail-polish-diary-worth-over-138/10833866.html

Whenever I post wishlist, I always insert links from where that item could be bought and shipped to Mauritius. Because I would never do wishlist of items I would never be able to get because I live in Mauritius and people don't know us and people don't want to ship stuff to us. haha

When I click on "new post", I thought I would have to so much items but what happened here? Five? Gosh have I bought everything I want. NOOOOOO. Because these are exclusively what I want the most. And I feel like I'm missing a lot more. Oh yeah, I want diamonds earrings, a white gold cushion cut diamond halo ring, a big house with wooden floors and huge windows with lots of natural light and a matte colored BMW car, a baby like Emilia (SACCONEJOLYs), a pastel pink glitter iphone but with android with a much wanted "return" button, a walk in closet, a decent vanity with lighted mirrors, Chanel bags, Cartier rings and bracelets, oh girl, stop dreaming.

I'm seriously drained and tired. Dreaming is okay right? though it just saddens me that things like that would never happen ever. It's just sad. My god this post is depressing. I've to go to the post office tomorrow, my asos package probably arrived. I'll probably have to pay duties again. I don't like the people at the post office that much - I kind of hate them but I can't say that out loud because it's inappropriate and they won't give me my stuff right? Anyways, have a nice weekend..whoever is reading me. I'm tired. And I want to eat sugary high calorie junk. And then I'll have a little junk in my trunk. That's a quote from KUWTK. I'm a fan. It's my guilty pleasure. 

Pictures sources: asos, revolveclothing, hqhair

25 Oct 2013

♡ Music on repeat

I'm totally fan of this cover  - much more than the original.

♡ Shopping problem

My problem today was I could not decide on what items I want to buy the most plus being savvy at the same time. So this morning I got this email from asos - which I cannot stop mentioning - for an extra 10% off which normally I would rushed to but today was like what should I buy because I want so many things. My life is so sad I know. Haha. Anyways, when I got home, I switched on my laptop and stayed glued to the screen for hours till almost midnight when I finally made my choice. Oh and yeah I did not stick to asos only, I browsed feelunique, echemist and bath&unwind looking for what I need to most. Hey you, don't judge me, online is where I only ever shop because I'm a potato couch and anti social and have no patience to look and walk for that single thing that I want and would spend hours looking fot it at shops but all in vain, and then I would gorged myself with fatty fastfood to compensate for my unhappiness. And I don't know how to freaking spell anymore, I'm not sure I've written two words right but whatevs. I'm blogging my heart out tonight. I'M FAT. AND stressed out. And I've got so much work tomorrow, and I don't know what to wear and I'm tired but can't sleep because of my insomnia due to me being on laptop all day long. Imagine me lying on my back typing on my phone and with a double chin because I have to tilt my head slightly down towards my phone. Such a bad image right. I'm so fat. Lol and that was supposed to be a post on asos shopping spree. Welcome to my messy mind processing. Listen to me people, head over asos and enjoy that extra 10% off. An early birthday gift - like I get myself several times a month. Gosh I suck. Love you honey if you're reading me(to my bf, not you)

18 Oct 2013

♡ Wishlist #11

I'm addicted to online shopping. But my excuse is I don't shop much here except groceries. So I can do online shopping. If only I had never-ending fund. I need more money to buy more stuff and buy more room to get to fit more pretty stuff. 

ASOS PETITE Exclusive Backless Cami Playsuit

Oasis Leopard Slipper Shoes

Oasis Leopard Triple Compartment Leather Shoulder Bag

12 Oct 2013

♡ Brassy hair no more

Lately my highlights has been bothering me, they turned slightly orange and brassy which I hate, even my base color was brassy under certain lighting. So, I was eager to find a remedy to my hair problem. I wanted to get a purple shampoo. I had no idea what it was  all I knew was that blondes use it to get rid of yellow tint and get a clean ash blond. I went straight to feelunique.com and splurge on the Fudge violet toning shampoo. I used the term 'splurge' because this is the most I've paid for a shampoo in my life. But it was totally worth it, I noticed a big difference the first time. Now I have ash blond, and different color tones but no more brass/orange. The shampoo is very thick and of course a very deep purple. The best thing is this shampoo smells amazing! I love it so much. I'm thinking the biggest size of this shampoo which comes with a pump which I find more practical.

Do you use purple shampoo? Which one do you recommend?

5 Oct 2013

♡ Sheinside Review

Last month or so, I don't remember when exactly (time flies so fast and it's October already), I bought three piece of clothing from sheinside.com, I was watching so many hauls from that website on YouTube from the beauty/fashion gurus, so I wanted to give it a try. Yeah I know that many of these gurus do these hauls videos because they are sponsored free clothes from them but whatever I found the clothes really cute. So I took the plunge and browse the bestsellers category and gone through with the payment. Two or three weeks later I got my order, I was sort of impressed with the packaging each garment came in because it's like a plastic bag that you can zip which I find super practical to store clothes. I don't have any personal pictures of the clothes just because I didn't take any of them but I want to share my thoughts on them. (Maybe I'll update this post during this week with pictures of them or not - most probably not) Anyways, let's get down to it.

Brown Weave Piercing Wraps Bat-wing Sleeve Sweater
I was really excited about this one because I've been looking for a brown cardigan for so long and this one is a wrap/shrug which is what I like to wear. I was a little disappointed about the fit just because it was shorter than I imagined it would be and the construction of it is very poor. As for the material, it's not soft or whatever, it's probably polyester or a plastic like fabric. It's pretty on though. The brown color did wore off a little after the first wash, now it's like a dull brown, it's still okay to wear it now but I'm not crazy about it anymore. I don't find it comfortable too because it's keep sliding off my shoulders, I feel like I have to pin this cardigan to my vest or whatever I'm wearing because I hate re-adjustment my cardigan every second. 

Beige Geometric Eyelet Embellished Knit Jumper Sweater
This one is the most popular sweater ever, I keep seeing this one everywhere. I felt like everyone has that already except me, so I got it because it was so pretty. It's a pretty beige color. I hate the material, probably same kind as the brown shrug and I really thought it would be a thin material but it's thick and too warm for the weather here. But it look really good on though I wish the sleeves were past my wrists, they stop awkwardly before my wrists - hate that. 

Apricot Sleeveless Peplum Hem Jumpsuit
This was the only reason I went on there. It is so pretty. It does not fit me as I would have wished but it looks really good on. I wore on a date with the boyfriend yesterday with some nude heels - looked pretty fancy in my opinion. The fit is off around the top, probably because I'm flat (know what I mean?), so if I have to lift my arms, you could see that it's large on me. The color is a pretty beige, similar to the eyelet sweater. The material is pretty thin, quality is so-so. There were bits of threads sticking out but nothing major that a pair of scissors can't fix. Another thing is the material does crease easily, so beware.

If you're looking for quality clothing, sheinside is not the right choice. I will not be buying from there again just because I like quality over fashion and I think that the clothes I got are not worth the price I paid for them. Sheinside does have some amazing beautiful fashion pieces which I would love to own, you can see pictures of the clothes all over the internet. The decision belongs to you now.

A little side note, the reviews on the website for some of the clothes on there seems a little fishy to me - don't trust them, just read blogs or YouTube reviews instead.

Pictures source: sheinside.com

8 Sep 2013

♡ I love Bio oil so much

See how much is left? So little, I'm so sad. So I've been trying to use as little as possible just because I don't know what I would do if I had none at all. My bf will get one for me like a bigger version soon from Shoprite I think because in the regular pharmacy we usually go there's only the 60ml bottle for Rs.190 and at the other place I could get the 120ml for Rs.275 - I think. So, I'll be waiting for that. Let me tell you how I discovered this awesomeness. A few months back I was looking for like a serum treatment for nightime which would be hydrating and stuff. Then I moved on and started looking for oil, and I've come across Nuxe at my pharmacy and started reading reviews on it. At that time I was already in love with the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, so whenever I would see people saying that it was not worth the money and bio oil is so much better at moisturising and so much cheaper, I just ignored the warnings and got the Nuxe one - which was so disappointing. So, I got the bio oil and we're in love ever since.

Typically I use this on my face after I cleanse mainly because my skin feels so dry after using the clarisonic plus my cleanser has sallicylic acid in it. (This 3 items I simply can't live without them.) I do this in the morning and night time. In the morning, for workdays and dates, following that I would use a primer  and then the full on makeup and at night just some spot treatment from Clearasil. I don't use moisturiser or serum just because I have not found one I liked. I wanted to get the clinique dramatically different moisturiser but I hated the scent of it, so I did not purchase. One thing I learned about myself this year is scent is definitely an important point for me whenever I buy beauty products or basically everything. If I don't like the scent, I would tend not to use it, my subconscience(how do you write that word?) would make ignore it totally. You get the idea, right? Anyways, I love the scent of bio oil. I don't know how to describe it but it smell good, and if you're wondering, the scent does not linger on your face.

I feel like I'm blabbering so much about other stuff rather than concentrating on the main point here. About its claims, it says on the bottle that it helps with scars, stretch marks, uneven skintone, ageing skin and dehydrated skin. I have all of that bad stuff except for ageing skin or maybe I do, I don't know. The thing is I can't really say if it has been helping with my blemishes, scars, etc because I'm using other products that are supposed to help with these. But it definitely solves my dry skin issue and if it is helping with my acne scars, then thumbs up to that. Deeply on my heart, I'm hoping that it is working. But I just can't say till my face is all clear and perfect. Another point is that it does not make me breakout more than usual.

I feel proud seeing that bottle almost empty because it means that I've been putting this much good stuff onto my face. Don't call me weird, okay? I know I am. :) I've enticed my mom into the bio oil family and I think she likes it too. So if you're hesitating to get this, I'd say get it because it's good and it's cheap and maybe start with the smallest bottle one first and see how you like it. That is it for today's post. I hope this post was helpful to to and I will talk to you soon. Take care you all:)

Sidenote: I'm blogging from my phone, so excuse my grammar mistakes - all due to my fingers you know. Do you wanna see how my keyboard looks like? It is so cute. See???:) I'm a pink person. And I'm sorry for my not "justified" alignment of my text because I'm on my phone and I don't want to write the html tags.

24 Aug 2013

♡ Finally

I feel like my collection is complete now even though technically it's not but I'm never buying eye shadows again - most probably. The packaging is amazingly beautiful. The Naked 2 looks so cheap looking next to the original one. I did regret at one point buying the Naked 2 palette because I felt that I was using only 1/4 of it mainly because the colors were not working on my complexion. But..you know but I would not give it away because I still love it - YDK has been my favorite. I love my makeup collection. End of story.

8 Aug 2013

♡ Confessions of a shopaholic

I have been on an online shopping ban for a while now and my ban was over like since the beginning of August. I've been crazy moody and stuff, and I splurged. I literally bought everything I ever wanted - okay not everything - I wished I could buy this amazingly beautiful dead gorgeous watch from Marc by Marc Jacobs but I can't get myself to buy it even during my crazy moods. Anyways, today was oh my god. So, I've got brushes, high waisted pants, a new naked palette (the original one), undergarments, a cardigan, a super cute cream playsuit, some drugstore tanning products, a gold Travalo which I've been eyeing since forever and... that is it. I can't believe I just did that - I did 3/4 of the damage today. I deserve it right? I work, I can get myself new things once in a while and I almost never shop for clothes, or makeup here. I'm just writing my feelings out, I just need some reassurance that I didn't do anything wrong. 

I have a wishlist that I've been working on for so long, bookmarking new stuff, removing stuff, realising that those websites don't ship here when you have already made a list of things you want from there which made me so depressed - beautybay.com I'm talking about you, please ship to Mauritius soon, please oh please. I've send them a message and they said they made a request to add Mauritius but I don't think it's gonna ship here anytime soon. What I wanted from there is the Mario Badesco skincare line and maybe the original beauty blender or maybe not because I like my foundation brushes. But I wanted these Mario Badesco so much, I was even thinking of ditching clothes/makeup/etc for the sake of skincare. Can you freaking believe it?

I'm not done with my wishlist, I still want to get something from Nastygal, Saboskirt and Brandy Melville. I hesitated because the shipping is pretty high especially for Brandy Melville which is 40$ just for shipping which is the highest I've ever seen. I don't want Nastygal or saboskirt, I just want brandy melville and their super cute bras and their bethany dress is so pretty and not long because I'm petite. And most of their clothes are made of cotton and spandex.

I'm so excited to get all of my packages. 

Right now, I feel like making new wishlist and update my previous one and strike through all the stuff I got myself already. Yeah, I'll do just that.

5 Aug 2013

♡ My HG beauty products

Hi beautiful people out there - oh I have a mask on while I'm typing this. I'm using Freeman peel off mask in grapefruit, I think it's grapefruit, I'm not so sure but its pink and no, it's not one of my HG products, I'm just trying to finish it. I hate wasting products. I hate testing out new products because I fear that I'll end up hating them and not being able to use them. I just hate wasting money for nothing. So whenever I find a product that I love and my skin love, I'll continue buying them forever till they get discontinued or something. Oh and HG means holy grail products, the first time I read this term, I googled it - I'm saving you time. I hope I'll save you money with this post.

The Clarisonic Mia in Pink remains my number one beauty product and I don't think it's going to change ever. Personally, I would not be able to tell you if it has change the texture of my skin, I would rather say that it helps to get rid of acne faster because of the exfoliation and deep cleaning. I still break out mostly because of my horrible fatty diet and hormones of course. My boyfriend said that my skin looks better now, so maybe it's working.

I actually bought Bio-oil because so many people talked about how good it is for stretch marks and pregnant women use them for their belly and stuff. So I went on a whim and bought it, I applied it once *paused a second to think* Yes I applied this once on my thighs and back on my butt. I don't have the motivation to do it on a daily basis because I just wanna sit down you know and that oil transfers to everything. On the bottle, it said it helps for scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing skin and dehydrated skin. Since the beginning of winter, my skin has been soooo freaking dry all the time even though I use the Clarisonic at night only and I've been looking for a hydrating cream or something to help with it, I got the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse but it was definitely not cutting it and one day, I just use the bio-oil on my face and my skin did not dried on during the day. It is so much more hydrating than the Nuxe one which is so much more expensive. The bio-oil smells hella good, it hydrates my skin, I don't know if it is helping for my scars or uneven skin tone though, maybe it will in the long run. Maybe and it has not broke me out. And it is cheap. Good and cheap, what else can you ask for? This is my hydrating cream. I don't use anything else. 

Murad Skin Perfecting primer in Blemish and Shine control. This is a primer. This made me realise the meaning of a primer. I love it so much and it helps my foundation last all day. My foundation last all day and does not become blotchy anymore. Okay this is a primer, not a foundation. This gives zero coverage. It does neutralise a little bit of redness though. It is a tinted light cream but it is translucent once applied. No coverage. When I first read reviews on it, some people were saying that it was their holy grail foundation but then they had perfect skin. If you have perfect skin and no acne, this is for you and if you need coverage, it is not enough. I would say this is close to a tinted moisturiser. Another important point, it has salicylic acid it which I love and my skin love though it does dry out my skin. I have to hydrate my skin before applying the primer since this is not hydrating at all. I normally use the bio-oil first. Blemish control is good I think. Shine control, I don't know, I still blot 1-2 times per day. 

I have already reviewed the Missha Perfect Cover BB cream, you can look for it. My skin loves it. It has such a smooth creamy texture. I don't mind the slightly grey color it gives me because it is very subtle and does warm up after some time. And my skin loves it. That is all I have to say.

The Sigma F80 kabuki brush is such a good investment, I have it since last November and it is still in perfect condition and still does the job perfectly. Applying foundation takes me less than one minute. This is the only brush I would definitely repurchase if I ever lose it.

The Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I like it though I find myself only using 4-5 colors out of the whole palette. I wished I've gone for the original one because it's warmer colors. My go-to combination is YDK all over the lid and Tease in the crease and outer corner and for fancier day, I'll add Busted in the outer corner.

The Nivea Demaquillant Yeux Double Action. It is a eye-makeup remover. It is the kind that you have to shake before using. This is the only reason why I have started using mascara again. You know I always wondered why people would need different kind of makeup remover for their face and their eyes. Now I understand. Thanks to this, I don't spend minutes scrubbing my eyes with normal makeup remover. It's relatively cheap, paraben free and does the job. And it's cool to look at it. 

My favourite cleanser of the moment is the Clearasil Daily Clear Daily Cleanser. It has salicylic acid in it, I love its smell, it's cheap, it does the job, it is a little bit drying but not dramatically drying and it comes with a pump. I love pumps.

Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel off mask is the best peel off mask I have ever used. Let me start by saying that I love peel off mask. I enjoy peeling them off and see how much dirt has come off my face. I think this one is the best I've come across so far and it is light brown color, so you can definitely see the dirt - I totally enjoy that. It takes off hairs too sometimes, I'm just giving you an indication on how good it is. It is cheap too. What sells me is the price and it does not break me out. And it dries up pretty fast too. I wished it sold in bigger tubes because I would get maximum 5 uses out of one tube like this one.

And finally, Caudalie Zeste de Vigne. The perfect citrus perfume ever. I love it so much. It's like a pick me up perfect, it is what I would imagine Clinique Happy to smell like (which does not). This is my favorite perfume ever. 

This is pretty much it for now, I trying two other spot treatment product right now but I don't know if it is really effective on me. I'll share them later maybe if they are worth it. They are the Clinique Spot Treatment Gel and the Clearasil Rapid Action Treatment Cream. Both has salicylic acid as their main ingredient, though Clinique has a greater concentration and is more drying. I wanted to share my nail polishes too but I don't think they should be categorised as HG.

Note: Sorry for the pictures not being properly centered and so on, I have not edited either of them as well. 

8 Jun 2013

♡ Just a teeny bit disappointing Asos haul

Hello people, I hope you're having a great weekend :) I decided to make a haul post today, I thought I was going to have more stuff to share with you but nuh-huh. What happened is that when I went to get my package today to the post office, I actually had two packages but the other one I have to fetch to ANOTHER post office. So I decided to get next weekend because I wanted to get home and I did not want to go out, I just wanted to be home safe and sleep. haha Let me share with you what I got.

This looks like it has gone through a lot.  
1. ASOS Leopard Print Skinny Waist Belt - Tan / XS

It fits me! Oh I love you so much.

2. ASOS PETITE Exclusive Long Sleeve Maxi Dress With Belt - Black / UK 4 (out of stock)
I was pretty disappointed when I saw the dress because it looked way more beautiful on the website and the thing is the belt that came with it is definitely not a waist belt, I can't use it as a normal belt because it's too large. I know yeah, I can make more holes but for the price I paid for this, I thought I would get the perfect combo. Here, I'm wearing the dress with the leopard waist belt :) The dress is of a jersey material, it fits nicely. Excuse my dirty mirror - that's why I put a filter on it.

3. Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Professional Detangling Brush - Leopard 
Oh gosh, that leopard print is so ugly in real life. It looked so much better on the website, even here it looks good but it only looks good in pictures. In real life, it looks so damn cheap. I tested it out already, I've nothing special to say about it. I will do a first impression on it maybe soon if I like it or not. 

That's is all for today. I'm going to do household chores now and workout a lot because we're going out dinner tonight to Ocean basket which equals to soooo much fat but yummy food. I wish you all a great and relaxing weekend! BTW, PEOPLE DO SQUATS!!!! THEY WORK!!!