Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Transition to fall outfits =)

Hey everyone!

Hope you guys are doing well. Hurricane Irene became a tropical storm by the time it hit us..but there was a lot of damage in Va, NC, and other states..we were lucky to not have much damage..just power outages and some tree falls. However, I hope everyone is safe and doing well.

I know most of you already know..but if not...I am a youtuber now =)

Just started to make video's, I know they are not perfect..but I am trying to get the lighting, etc in order. Never realized how tough it girls do go through a bit to upload these videos and edit them.  I will be posting them on this blog..because I have more subscribers here that read my it makes more sense for me to add them on this blog.

Please feel free to leave comments, letting me know what you think..or how to improve..or if there is anything u guys want to see =)

In this video...I have 5 outfits..just to get through the week. Most of my outfits are great to wear anywhere..I do not remember where I have purchased all of the clothes from...and accessories..but I can say that some are from kohls, marshalls, gap and the outlet stores.

I hope you guys enjoy this =) Have a wonderful long weekend ahead

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

NOTD #5 Transition to fall =)

 #230 Plum Power 
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear

Hi everyone!

I know you guys are so used to my sally hansen xtreme wear addiction..but what can I do...this is the effect of just one coat..and I did not use any top coat. It looks shiny, and with one coat it lasts me a week without chipping..and you guys know in medicine we have to wash our hands over and over and over..and once home..there's dish washing . hehe..

This is a fantastic color..and I am not a big pink loving person..but this is a nice magenta color..and it is a lovely way to transition our way into fall =). I've been using this tinted lip moisturizer that has a similar tint to this..a nice dark rose color..and it looks flattering with a matching nail ...a little pop to my plain outfits. It is a red base color with hint of it really reminds me of a darkened rose..going from summer to fall.

Where I live,it is starting t get more windy, breezy..and with the hurricane heading to the east coast..we will surely see a lot of the rain and wind a nice excuse for me to dig out my fall clothes and scarves.

I hope you guys enjoyed this..have a good one.


Friday, August 19, 2011

my favorite..physicians formula products

Hey there everyone! So I was looking through my collection....after I came home from the near by store..and I really really want to get the Baked Collection Wet/Dry Eye Shadow in Baked San. I am in love with the colors, and I have done my research online..and they are long lasting, wonderful textures..and I just cannot wait until there is somewhat of a sale on them =)

 As I am speaking about expanding my little physicians formula collection..I thought to share the items that I have and enjoy. I know that this is the higher end for a drugstore, but it is totally worth it..they are amazing quality and really do last. Plus, they have buy one get one 50% off..and more sales..just keep your eyes out for them.

These are the products in the picture: (oopsi..I forgot to add in my eyeshadow shimmer strips..but I do have it)

- Magic Mosaic Multi-Colored Custom Pressed Powder- I like to use this a lot in the fall...because I get a little pale with all the snow and chilliness...and it is very smooth, and gives me a natural look.

- Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush - Rose- love love this blush..there is a hint of shimmer..but it looks great in the summer..I wear it all the time..smooth application, long lasting..and it gives me a higlighter and blush in one.

- Happy Booster Face Powder and Bronzer- my summer love!!! just a little application of this gives me the chizzled look that I need.

- 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum - Brown - I enjoy the is helpful because I can hold it like a pen..easier then brushes..atleast for me, and I have seen some lash boosting.

- Eyeshadow shimerstrips- for green eyes (don't ask..I really likes the I use them in my own ways =)

- Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiner - brown eyes (the purple really does make my eyes pop)

- Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara- one of my favorite mascaras!! the brush is what i like the most..its thick and the bristles are spread me a fuller lash look..and I have barely any eye lashes ..ehehe. I love this so much I have a back up already. 

Really enjoy all of their products, but the packaging is bulky..its cute sometimes, but then they do take up a lot of space. Overall, love their products..and hope to hear your reviews about them. ...and I;m just thinking..when will I get my hands on the wet/dry eye shadow =)



Thursday, August 18, 2011

Watermelon nail art

Hi everyone!!

I always show you guys my NOTD (nails of the day)...but sometimes I try to do these nail arts..and this was inspired by my lunch..watermelon =) 

So I went forth, and tried it you can tell I am no pro..just someone who enjoys some creativity and would like to improve.

If you guys like it, and want to see a video..please comment


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How to reduce under eye bags and circles- with wipes?

Your thinking..wipes?? yes, it's as simple as can consider this as any old wipes lying around your house can be used.

Under eye bags/puffiness and dark circles happens very often in the Indian population, and as I have also inherited this..I must also come up with some we all have, I am sure =)

This simple, and anyone can do it, anytime. I have been using this method for a long time now, I am always studying and hence never have enough sleep in my system, so I wake up with under eye darkness..and sometimes using concealer to cover up is helpful..but it's just a cover up not resolving the issue. But this will help reduce the problem..and the more you do it the better results you will get.

- If you use a wipe to cleanse your face, just wash it with soap and keep it slightly wet and fold it the long way until its thick as your finger or two.
- Place the rectangular-1-2 finger thick wip into the freezer over night, or 3- hours until it hardens
- The next day, or within a few hours, take it out and pinch every 1inch across the rectangular wipe, don't open the sheet up.
- Now all you do under your eye, and make sure to move around every 15 seconds, do not keep it in one place..because the skin near your eyes are sensitive.
- keep the motion under the eye as well as top of the eye lid..for 2-3 minutes.
- waa laa...its as easy as that

Tip: you can reuse the wipe, just wash it again, keep it moist, and back to freezer.

I usually try to do this every 3 days, because it has been very helpful, to the point where I do not use under eye concealers. It has also helped my know we all love to share these tips with our loved ones =)



Monday, August 15, 2011

Homemade sugar scrub

I have used the lip scrubs available at Bath & Body Works..and yes it is fantastic..but I thought as a student, I try not to spend tooo much money. So I came up with a homemade version of a lip scrub. 

I never knew how important this step is in a weekly routine..we never realize that the things we eat, air, pollution..etc hit our face..and hence we wash it often..but we forget about the lips that are also external..but are more vital..because the things we eat etc and do not clean them properly..including lipsticks...enter the body creating poison. Therefor this is a important step we should include..I usually do it 2-3 times in a week...with this homemade scrub, you can always do it it's all the products that you have lying around at can it be simpler then this =) It does not need a million ingredients.

Things you need: 
- jar
-coarse sugar 
-olive oil (optional)

All you need to do is: squeeze one lime into the small jar, add in 1 tablespoon of honey...and when you are about to use the scrub, only then add in the coarse sugar..that way it does not melt into the mixture when placed inside the jar for too long. Because the ingredients are fresh, they have a short stock please keep that in mind. I can guarantee it helps, because I have been using this method for a year now.

So the next step is..scrub scrub scrub..and use a wet muslin cloth to remove and cleanse the lips. =) 

I usually use the lip scrub at night, and after cleaning my lips I like to just take a dab of olive oil and smudge it around my lips as a balm..and it truly does wonders the next peeling, no dirt..clean and smooth. I also wanted to share that the lime is a citrus family that will provide vitamin C, the olive oil is a natural moisturizer, natural alpha hydroxy-hence a glow =) 

I use this not just for lips..but also face, hands, and knees =)


Fall is coming...and so will my scent..... =) Burberry Brit

As elegant as the bottle feel that much more elegant wearing it. I have a few perfumes that I really enjoy and I was excited to take my Burberry Brit out for this fall. You guys must be thinking..fall's not just here yet..ya your right, but it's been raining here non stop and who wouldn't want fall to come when your taking out such a magnificent perfume. 

I did get this as a gift from my husband last year, and it comes in a set of three..ofcourse I kept the box..I think I'm just like that..hehe. but anywho' comes with: Spray 3.4 OZ + Body lotion 3.4 OZ + Shower gel 3.4 OZ

If I really have to describe this scent it would be..and keep in mind I have smelling this like crazy..just so I can provide the some what exact smell of this fantastic perfume...It smells like warm pear, a hint of lime, almonds, little bit woodsy and vanilla.  It has a great balance of autumn and floral combined..and once I wear it in a rush in the does seems to last for a long time. 

Just as any perfume, if you layer the scent lasts for a longer time...and by that I mean, use the lotion that comes in the set along with the perfume/spray. This does work. 

What are your favorite perfumes? 


Sunday, August 14, 2011

My new addiction from Wet n Wild

Perfect Pair- Eye Wand- Crayon

#112 Java-Champagne

Top: champagne eye shadow
Bottom: Brown Eye liner

This is my new addiction from Wet n Wild. =)
I know that they have had the crayon perfect pair for eyes out for some time now..but I never really happen to be too attracted to them..until..Today! 

I came across this 25% off sale and I thought let me try this out..I really like all of the eyeshadow palettes they have and that is the only realy why I thought I should try it. I love love love the creamy texture of the champagne eyeshadow..wo hoo!! 

The duo comes in a eyeshadow and an eyeliner. The eyeshadow that I purchased was brown & champagne..but there are many other colors in the range..and cannot wait to go get more of them. The eyeshadow is shimmery....but the creaminess texture, easily blend-abilty and non creasing is why I don't mind the shimmer. The color in the second photo of the swatch definitely does not give justice to the is sort of a chrome champagne color...with a pinkish brown tint. The chocolate brown eye liner is really blendable and creamy also.. 

What I like to do is..sometimes make a thick line on the upper lid with the brown eyeliner..blend it out a bit, and then add the champagne and blend. Easy ..and looks like you put more then 5 minutes into your look.

What do you guys think?


MY favorite brushes...ECOTOOLS

Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set

Brushes feature bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules and incredibly soft, cruelty-free bristles.
Set Includes:
  • Blush Brush
  • Eye Shading Brush
  • Angled Eyeliner Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Lash & Brow Groomer
  • Hemp & Cotton Case 
I have seen the sigma, sephora, MAC..and so on...brush sets. As nice as they all are, this ecotools set is my absolute favorite. It is a drugstore product, and can be purchased online as well...therefore it will be convenient for all.

It is super soft, and as you guys know I do not use all my brushes that much..but I have to say this set is more then satisfactory. My favorite brush out of this set is the blush brush...just because the angle is suits my cheek bone and blush is one thing that I like to wear through any season...concealing I like to just quickly do with my fingers..because it produces heat that just allows the product to melt into my skin and blend in. The angle eyeliner brush I love to use when I am creating different looks for an evening out..etc.

The angled eyeliner brush is very soft and dense so it allows to pack on a pop of color on the top lid and also the lower lid. The lash and brow groomer is also very nice, I do indeed use the bristle part to groom my eyebrow before applying a color in it. So I think it is justifiable to say that I love this brush set, it has everything that I need ..because having too many brushes is just not me.

I have purchased other products from ECOTOOLS from their bath & body accessories and I also really enjoy those..

Bamboo Bronzer Brush

This was a seperate brush that I had purchased..for bronzing my face and it was a recent purchase that I am using almost daily this summer. It is extra soft and as heavy as you may think the bamboo may is actually very delicate and easy to use. I also use this brush as a all over powder brush...and it works great. so if there is a brush that I ca use as two in one..then I love it even more.

Less products..equals easy to take care of. 

Let me know what you guys think and i there are any brushes that you enjoy =)


Thursday, August 4, 2011

La Fleur

La Fleur....doesn't that just sound so fancy, and french =) It is a organic skincare made in Province, France. You can find it on their European beauty collection site, ebay and sometimes local stores carry them.

I have been looking for a good nail revitalizer, and I have heard really good things about Sally Hansen's. I just came across this while I went to find the Sally Hansen nail strengthener. It was just in an aisle starring at me..wanting me to come see if this would be the right nail liquor to strengthen my brittle nails. did win me over! Not just because I found it for a deal..but it is organic, and I have heard online and youtube that some of the nail strengtheners can damage or hurt kids and especially if your pregnant..etc etc..I just didn't want anything to do with that. So I got lucky, and have been trying this product out for 2 weeks now, but they say it is a course of treatment for 3 or 4 weeks or more, just depending on how many times you use it and the amount you need for your nails.

It's simple.. I use a a cotton bud in circular massaging it on my bare nail (so no nail polish girls ), particularly near the base of the nails. I then leave the active ingredients to penetrate for one or two minutes, then wipe with napkin. Don't wash your hands, leave the tid bits on it over night and wash once you wake up in the morning. It is paraben, silicone, fragrance and animal product free. Only contains nouroshing oil, argan, almond, ylang-ylang and vitamin E.

 I already feel like my nails are smooth, shiny and a little bit stronger then before..will definitely keep you guys posted on this. What kind of treatments have you guys tried?


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Yes To Carrots =)

Yes to Carrots!!!

This company is absolutely fantastic! I am not just saying this but it truly lavishes into my skin, hydrating it for a long time. Just to make sure everyone is clear, I have purchased every product that I mention in my blog, and it is an honest opinion.

This is a body butter, so it is very thick and rich. I really like this because winter is coming up, and my skin drys out really quickly due to massive snow we get here. For those who have very oily skin, this might not be for you..but combination skin will still work..because it is a non greasy product. I also enjoy it because it really is hydrating and non greasy, so as I take my gloves off like a million times in labs, it leaves a dry scaly looking fingers..and this works well just using it once, rather then me applying new lotion after ever time I use a new glove.

Yes To Carrots is on a mission to ensure that your daily beauty routine is as good for your outside as the fruit smoothie you contemplated drinking this morning is for your inside.The product is paraben free, and it contains dead sea minerals, antioxidants vitamin A & E, beta-carotene.and more. 

As you guys may be wondering..yes I did happen to get the container that had 40% yay =) But this product you can purchase online, and drugstores, from what I am aware of. I purchased mines from Walgreens. It is on the slight costly end of a drugstore, but you need such a small amount of the body butter..and it will last some time. I have been using it for the past 2 months, and it looks like I have not even touched it yet. 

Let me know if you guys enjoy any of there other products. I have the lip balm, and it is rejuvenating..and hydrating also. 

Take care everyone


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

NOTD#4 Ocean blue

 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear #420 Pacific Blue
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro #420 Midnight Blue

Hello my lovely subscribers!

First and foremost, I am very sorry for such a long gap in between my posts. I have been away, busy with studying and also finally got a vacation. I went to Alaksa on a cruise with my family, and had a amazing time. Definitely do think it is a once in a lifetime experience.

So back to the NOTD's =), This week I decided to wear the Pacific blue Sally Hansen Xtreme wear #420 and the Rimmel London lasting finish pro in midnigh blue #420. The #420 was a coincidence, and I just realized it myself .hehe. I did use the midnight blue on my ring finger only, just to give the pacific blue a nice contrast. I have been doing that for the past few weeks now, and it has been nice way to accessorize without too many rings.

As you guys know, I love the creamy texture of Sally hansen's Xtreme wear, and almost own all of them. They are very long lasting, and the formula is thick enough to look glossy with one coat. Here I have one coat of the Pacific blue and 2 coats of the midnight blue. I enjoy rimmel londons nail polishes, but they are sometimes to shear. The color as it looks in the bottle is not how it looks with one coat on your nails.

I really enjoyed the bluessss mood this week..and look forward to seeing more posts up from me. I am thinking about posting my new favorite scent/perfume, that will be great for fall. Some amazing lotions that I have come across...and plenty more.

Hope you guys are doing well, and let me know if there is something u guys want to see/hear from.

Take care