Thursday, 10 December 2015

EOTD & A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!

                  Hello my Dolls! Recently, my blog has really slowed down as I am very busy doing makeup in this wedding season. I cannot believe this is my 100th post. It is small, yes. However, it was slightly difficult for me. If you have ever seen my first few posts, you would see how I have 0 comments and let me tell you that it was absolutely demotivating for me. There was even a time when I had stopped blogging for a year. It was not entirely because of demotivation but also because I lost my grandmother who I was so so so close with! 

                 I wouldn't have gone back to blogging, had it been for Nivedita from Makeup&ChitChat. Yes, I am always praising her because honestly, she gave me the boost I very much needed. She is not just a beauty blogger but she is also such a beauty at heart. Today, each and every post of mine at least has some comments and I could never be more grateful. Hence, you would notice that I always reply to my readers, even if it is late. I appreciate each and every one of you reading my blog! One day, I do hope I get my own domain name and inspire millions and zillions! 

                 Very honestly, I had posted this much earlier too. I just found this picture appropriate for the post so here it is again! The caption? Yes. I feel like a Phoenix rising from the ashes! 



                 To all my fellow bloggers, I salute you all for your hard work. My readers? my support pillars! Okay, I shall stop the speech because I am talking as though I am receiving an Oscar award! Haha! 

                 Also, I just want to ask you all.. what post do I do next? I am totally confused! =P Till then.....


Keep Loving and Inspiring Dolls!
Emmy <3

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Review: Crushing On Elois Hair Removal Cream!

                  Hello everyone! Lately I have been having a lot of problems blogging but now I am here with a post! The first hair removal cream that I've ever used was Veet. For some reason, Veet never seemed to work for me. It use to sting a lot, have a very strong chemical smell and did not remove all of the hair. I only use hair removal creams for underarms. I don't need waxing on my hands and feet. So when I had received this products from the Company, I thought it was just like any other. Why do I love this one but? Read on!



Variants: Three. Aloe for Sensitive Skin, Rose for Normal Skin and Papaya for Dry Skin. It has 100% Natural Extracts!

Price: INR 40/-


MY EXPERIENCE:

I had used the dry skin variant as during winters, my underarms tend to be very dry which leads to itchiness. The tubes come with a pink spatula and a leaflet with the required instructions. I did not do a patch test because I don't do patch tests. I know it's not good considering my skin problems! Anyway, the product was easy to apply just like any hair removal cream. Also, I did not detect any strong chemical smell. The smell was very mild and non-irritating. It is said to have the product on for a maximum time of 7 minutes. I faced very very slight tingling, not at all bothersome. Usually, I have a problem in removing the hair but it was not the case with this one. Hair came out very easily. 


After removal, I usually experience a bad stinging sensation if I use roll-on/deodorant. I use hair removal creams before bath by the way. I thought it would be the same for this one but honestly, I did not get any sting from it. I can wear sleeveless for a good 4 days. Even when the hair grew back, it did not poke and cause discomfort or dryness. It remained moisturised and comfortable.

Overall, I am very impressed with this product! If you face problems like I do with hair removal creams, give this a try. Specially the Papaya Variant this winter. You will not be disappointed. I would repurchase it!

Note: Although this is sent by the Company to me, my review is completely honest like always. 

Try it to believe it! :)

UPDATE: I tried the rose and aloe vera variants too and faced no issues! :)

Much Love,
Emmy <3.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The Savior Foundation For Me This Winter!

                 Hello my Dolls! Lately I have been quite busy. The past few days I have been running around doing makeup as the wedding season is here and it was a crazy experience! No, I am not trying to boast. This is related to the post! :P I kept telling myself that the Maybelline Dream Satin Skin is not for my oily skin but after my skin became very dry, I decided to try it as it's affordable! I wanted to buy the Dream Liquid Mousse (LOVE IT) but can't find my shade anywhere :( Did this one impress me? This post was requested by my Lady love, Nivedita from MakeupandChitChat



You will see this pearl necklace very often because I love it :P

Price: INR 700
Shades: 6. I am shade 02 (Porcelain)

Before picking this up, I kept telling the SA a big NO. The moment she swatched and blended it.... well, we all know what happens! Haha. This shade is a little pink for me but thankfully it is not that noticeable. The amount dispensed can be controlled so hardly any wastage. 

This foundation has a creamy/whipped consistency and imparts a medium coverage, dewy finish to the skin. Also, the finish is quite tacky and doesn't really go so I have to set it with powder. Funny part was when I touched by face while it was still tacky, I saw my finger print on my face LOL. So better set it with powder or let it set for a while if you have very dry skin. My skin looks quite poreless and smooth! Because it is tacky, expect it to transfer on to your phone. All foundations transfer for me so not really a con. 

My skin loves the hydration and moisturisation this product provides. However, it does emphasize a bit of my dry patches in my nose area. I was required to work in the a.c from morning to evening and this foundation stayed on (9 hours) and made my skin hydrated throughout. I just had to do a single touch up through the day. This foundation has good sun protection, i.e, SPF 24 PA++. It does not give a whitish cast. Yes, I am serious. I wore this to a place without a.c and it fared well but I was required to touch up more. So, this is not your summer foundation. 


 I did not use any primer! :D


YAY or NAY?

A big YAY for me! I think it is my go-to for my current skin condition. A NAY if you have very oily skin or for the summers. I will admit and say that I still love the Dream Mousse Liquid more BUT this is not bad at all.

If your skin is very dehydrated and dry because of the dry air, do try this! Don't think of trying this in summers unless your skin is dry throughout the year! 


Have any of you'll used this? What is your favourite winter foundation?

Much Love,
Emmy <3

Saturday, 21 November 2015

My Eyebrow Favorites & Tips For Sparse Brows!

                           Hello Dolls! This post was requested by Anurima from KohlandStilettos. Anurima had asked me about my eyebrow routine and frankly speaking, I didn't know how to go about it. Reasons are:


1. I thread/tweeze and trim my own brows and shaped them myself. Don't ask about my first few times. Ever.

2. I take pictures from my phone. Hence, posing while threading or plucking is like some stunt for me. 



About My Eyebrows:

  •  I got very very scarce eyebrows. Empty spaces in my eyebrows are as depressing as the empty spaces in my life. LOL.

  •  A black eyebrow pencil/shadow makes my eyebrows look like shinchan (a cartoon boy with super thick rectangular brows). A brown eyebrow pencil/shadow makes it look like my eyebrows had some cadbury chocolate. So a grey suited me until..
I highlighted my hair....and find dark browns the best!

Here is a picture of my natural looking brows. If you did not check this post then click HERE.



And this one is a picture where my brows are more dramatic! Check out the Buttterfly Post! If you like Rihanna, then check my Fall MOTD where EVERYTHING is bold. From brows to eye shadow to lips!


Compare the two pictures above. It might not be very noticeable but if you check my Adele Eye Makeup Tutorial, you will be able to see a good difference.

When I have to do natural brows, I use only one shade of eyebrow pencil/shadow (taupy brown). With that one shade, I just define the outer arch of my brows and fill the rest of the eyebrow with the remaining product on the brush. Brush it with a spoolie to soften it and I am sorted.

When I have to do more dramatic brows, I use two shades of eyebrow pencil/shadow. Darker one to fill the outer arch and the lighter one to fill in the remaining eyebrows. Brush it with a spoolie to blend it and done. I do not use eyebrow wax or anything. If it is VERY unruly, I groom it with aloe vera gel, hair gel/spray or a liquid lipstick sealer (yes, you read that right!). It is very rarely that I set it with anything because it is good enough!


Favorite Brow Products:

1. Maybelline New York Fashion Brow in Brown. Dolls, if you did not buy this product by now, you are missing out on amazing stuff! Even a beginner can use this! 

2. Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Black Brown. I love this when I have to darken my brows a bit but I cannot use it alone as it is quite warm.

3. Konad Drawing Style Eyebrow in Dark Brown. I am surprised that it is not very popular because this one is really good! It is so easily to blend if you go a bit overboard and the quantity is a lot! I have been using it since a long time and I have not even made half way through!

4. Meis Eyebrow Powder. I picked this up from some random shop in the market and it turned out to be such a good product! I use this on almost ALL my EOTDS. Oh and I even got three brow stencils. All sealed very well. Only for INR 120. Whaaaaa?

5. Nyx Eyebrow Gel. To be honest, this one is a PAIN to squeeze out of the tube. I really liked this because it stayed forever and my "brows were on fleek". The shade however was just too chocolaty (my fault partly cause I chose the wrong shade). I cannot afford to use it alone. 

6. Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera Gel is like one of the only brands that has clear aloe vera gel. I use this for everything and my brows too at times! Does a decent job at it!

7. Pick up any hair spray, spray it on your spoolie and it will do a fantastic job. 

8. Lipcote Lipstick Sealer. Yes, funny part is that I never used it to set lipstick. LOL. However, one day my brows needed trimming and I didn't have the time so I thought to myself that if this seals in lipstick, it should seal in brows too right? (I made no sense). So there I was, coating my spoolie with the sealer and applying it on my brows. Very impressed! My eyebrows looked tamed and it wasn't hard or anything. Very natural. 

Before I end the post, I would have to say that my Desi Dolls are so blessed with beautiful eyebrows! I always admired them and wish I have brows like you all because mine are sparse. Most of my friends don't even need any brow product cause their eyebrows are so beautiful. I will not be ungrateful. So I will say that I like the fact that I maintain my own eyebrows. No arguing with the parlour ladies for anything! ;)

Do let me know your favourite product dolls and if you have had any horrible eyebrow experience! (First time, my eye brows were so thin that my mother refused to let me go out. LOL!)

Ping me for requests or anything you wish and do be updated with me on social media and tag me everywhere if you wish! :)


Much Love,
Emmy <3



Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Requested Review: Sivanna Colours Smokey & Brown Eyeshadow Palette!

                  Hello Dolls! Today I will be reviewing the Sivanna Colours Eye shadow Palettes in Smokey & Brown. I had bought this quite sometime back and use it very very often. This review was requested by Nivedita from MakeupAndChitChat. Sivanna Colours has become quite popular in the blogosphere.  I use to use the products even before it became popular. I love the variety of makeup that they offer at such an amazing rate. So let's head on with the review! 

Sorry for the poor quality pictures. I had better pictures of this but there is a problem with my IPad! :(

Price: INR 350 ( Prices may vary )
Shades: Pink, Natural, Naked, Smokey and Brown

These eye shadows are a very similar dupe of the NYX eye shadow palettes and even share the same names. The palettes have a sponge tip applicator which is of decent quality so no complaints!


Smokey: Is it just me or I am sold when I see a beautiful purple eye shadow? It was the same with this palette.
 L-R: This Silver-Grey is a beautiful shade. It is my kind of silver. It is more like gun metal. This shade is very smooth to touch and has good pigmentation. Blends without a fuss.
The second shade is a matte black and you maybe already disappointed with the swatch. I think this black has a good, smooth buildable pigmentation. I like this black because sometimes when I want to do a black smokey eye, I go for this. It is more forgiving against my colouring. I still love a super matte black though!
The third shade..... Let us take a moment to appreciate this shade. Okay done! This plummy purple is soooo gorgeous and I was crossing my fingers before using it the first time. It has the same pigmentation and smoothness as the first shade. Love it!
The fourth: I like it for slight brightening when I do not want to use any shimmer for highlighting and that's about it. NEXT!
Fifth Shade: This shade is a very helpful transitional shade on my colouring. I did want it to be more pigmented. This shade would not even show up on on my Dolls with darker skin! 
Sixth Shade: I love this one. It is smooth, decent in pigmentation, defines my crease beautifully and an amazing contouring shade on my colouring. 

Overall: Although it is a good palette, I do wish that the last three eye shadows had better pigmentation. Also, the shades cater to a very limited number of skin tones. If you do have extremely pigmented lids then I don't think it would show much except for the first three shades. Recommended!



Brown: I use this palette quite often. I used it in my very recent Adele makeup tutorial and Adele MOTD
First Shade (L-R), a matte brown with a good, smooth pigmentation. It would make a great transitional shade for my wheatish dolls. I like to use this shade to define my crease in some eye makeup looks. 
Second shade, I like this shade on top of eye primer as my base eye shadow. This shade also helps me blend the harsh edges of any look. It has a smooth and decent pigmentation. This shade however, might not show up on darker skinned dolls! 
Third Shade, this shade is a taupy brown and I love this shade to define outer corners and my crease. It has a good and smooth pigmentation and texture.
Fourth Shade, This shade is slightly warmer than the first shade. It has golden shimmers which is not OTT and looks quite pretty. 
Fifth Shade, this one is a common shade between both the palettes. This is a wee bit warmer and a bit more sheer. Once again, a great shade for contouring for me and also a good one for slight definition in the crease. 
Sixth Shade, the best in this palette for sure! It is a very beautiful bronzey brown and has good pigmentation and really smooth to touch. I love it!

Overall: I use this palette quite often as it is very helpful for me BUT those who are dark skinned and have really pigmented lids, this palette too will have a bit of problem showing up on your lids except for the darker colours. Also, I will be very honest and say that the palette should not have two similar looking browns (1st&4th shade). They should have replaced it with a beautiful golden shade and a rose gold shade. I know the palette's name is Brown but similar shades in a palette really puts me off! Overall though, I would say it's a great palette at a good budget and I use this almost every time! Recommended! 

I will also have to say that these palettes are priced well so they do perform well for the price. They last for 4 hours without a primer and with a primer, they last much longer! You cannot go wrong with these palettes because they are very friendly to use. These palettes are available on flipkart. I bought this from Kolkata itself. I have quite a few sivanna products and I really like them!

Do let me know it you have any queries. Do you have any Sivanna Colours favourites or tried any of their products?

Much Love,
Emmy <3.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Requested Picture Tutorial: Adele's "Hello" Look!

                  Hello Dolls! Few days back, I had done a MOTD, inspired by Adele's look in Hello. Swathi from curiousandconfusedme and Sangeeta from BeautyNyx requested me to do a tutorial for this look and I was so happy to do it because I love receiving feedback and requests from my readers! Even though the makeup looks very simple, it does require a bit of work. It is easier for me to do picture tutorials as lighting and gadgets is a big issue (reason why I still cannot start youtubing). I thought I would just tell you how to go about the face makeup and elaborate on the eye makeup so here it is! 

FACE:

Prep your skin really well and get rid of any dry flakes as Adele's complexion is kept matte. If you prefer a dewy finish because of dry skin then it's not an issue! 
Apply foundation, concealer, powder. After each application, let them set well.
Enjoy contouring your face because Adele has a strong contour like always!
Apply a very nude shade of blush to just enhance the cheeks.

LIPS:

Matte again. Choose a nice lipstick shade that is the shade of your lips or something similar.

EYES:


1. Prime your lids with a tinted eye primer and dust it with compact, to even out discoloration. If you do not have a tinted one, use concealer and powder.

2. Take an eye shadow shade that is a little lighter/similar to your skin tone.

3. Apply with a flat eye shadow brush on your lid to your crease.


4. Next, take a taupe brown shade on an angled eye shadow brush.

5.mark your crease. If you have hooded lids like me, mark it just above the fold like I did.

6. Take a warm dark brown shade and go over the area you marked.

Blend the outer corner and crease very slightly as this eye makeup is supposed to look crisp.


8. Go for the skin shade again, this time with a fluffy brush.

9. Blend it above the marked crease till your browbone.

10. Take your eye pencil and very very roughly, with a light hand, line your lower lash line. This is because we only want to give an illusion of thick lashes on the lower lash line.

11. Take a grey toned brown/dark brown or grey on your smudger brush and blend the two on your lower lash line.


12. Use a jet black matte eyeliner. Adele does not use a glossy one. 

13. Adele does not have a dramatic cat liner so line your eyes normally like you would. Keep note that the lid shade shows through or else it defeats the purpose.

14. Highlight your inner corners and brow bone with a pearl/shimmery (not glittery) eye shadow.

15. Apply a nude eye pencil on your water line, to make your eyes appear bigger. Apply volumising mascara in your lower lash line well. Do the same with your upper lash line. Do your brows (brows on fleek kind), apply false lashes (short in the inner corners, longer in the outer corners)....


I like this more than my last look because the lighting came out better! For the list of products, you can check HERE. 

Hope you guys loved it as much as me! If you have any more requests, you can send a sample picture or any of my previous EOTD'S.

To be updated with me,
Facebook page: Make-up with EMMY
 Instagram: xx_makeupwithemmy_xx
Twitter: @EJC_92
You can even recreate my looks and tag me on instagram and I will surely put it up! x


Much Love,
Emmy <3.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

My First Bloggers Event: Ty.phoo!

                  Hello Dolls! Very recently, on the 1st of November, I got an opportunity to attend an event which happened to be my very first bloggers event! So very obviously, I was super excited to attend it and even more excited to meet my fellow bloggers. Everyone has been very sweet and kind to me and I am glad to have met them. 


Guess who is in the picture? Haha! :P


Okay, let's talk about he event now. We were invited to a stall by Ty.phoo for some tea. I had expected doodh chai ( milk tea ) and I was very surprised that I was served something which looked far from tea. Something like a cold drink. To my surprise ( BIG one ) it was an orange infusion drink and a mojito with green tea! 

Look at the number of infusions! I was really surprised!

What I had received. Chamomile and Green Tea.

To me, all this was something very different as I did not come across these various concepts and infusions. Tea was restricted to milk tea, black tea, iced tea and green tea for me. So I love this new concept! I tried the Chamomile and I cannot do without it at night now. It really helps me calm myself and makes me sleep better. Looking forward to try the Green Tea and maybe the other variants in the future! 

These are available in big retail stores like spencers. 

The Dolls! Would love to meet you'll again and take more selfies! :P

Have you tried any infusions yet?

Much Love,
Emmy <3

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

MOTD: Hello! It's an Adele one!

 Hello my beauties! Firstly..


Diwali is the festival of lights and not sound so please do not burst noisy crackers! :)

Lately, I have not only been hooked to the beautiful lighting but also hooked to a song by Adele, Hello. It is such an emotional song. Even my cousin who is single said that the song makes her feel as though she has someone on the other side! Haha! VERY obviously, Adele's makeup caught my eyes and I wanted to recreate it. Yesterday my lighting was quite harsh so please forgive me! :(


Yes, that is me trying to be on a phone cover! :P Because Adele has a deep crease and quite a lot of space in her eyes compared to my hooded one, the look looks a bit different on me. Also, one of my lids are uneven. You can tell by my pics!

This song was filmed in Sepia tone and you couldn't really make out exactly what shades she had used. So I tried to recreate it. I wanted to put a sepia edit too but what is the point if you can't see the shades right? Adele also had sharp contour on like always so here I was, shaping my face away to glory! Lips were kept nude and eyebrows were on fleek. Face was full on porcelain and hence you have to make sure you cover every blemish you have. Lashes were very similar to what I have here, i.e, short to long fluttery eyelashes. Here are the products that I used:

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in 100 Ivory
L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Powder Foundation in 225 Beige
Etude House Deco Cheek in 04
Sivanna Colors Brown Eyeshadow Palette
The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder
Lakme 9 to 5 eyeliner
Kryolan False Eyelashes in TV3
Rimmel & Konad Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown 
Jordana 12hr Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil in 04 Continuous Almond
Miss Claire Lip Pencil in Cotton Pink
Miss Claire Lip Cream in 09

I hope you all liked this look! If you have any queries or requests, please leave a comment below and if you do not follow me on google then please do. Also, be updated with me on:
Facebook page: Make-up with EMMY
 Instagram: xx_makeupwithemmy_xx
Twitter: @EJC_92
You can even recreate my looks and tag me on instagram and I will surely put it up! x


Thank you so much guys! Once again, have a great Diwali!
Much Love, 
Emmy <3 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Review & Swatch: L'Oreal Infallible 24H Foundation.

                  Hello everyone! I shall be reviewing the newly L'Oreal Infallible 24H Foundation today. A very late review but I had to test it in both warmer weather and cooler weather. I had used the previous one with the red pump and actually finished it! New packaging. New formulation. Do I like the old one better? Read on!



It claims:

No transfer
No visible imperfections
No visible shine
No dry out
No mask effect

My take:



Very honestly, I like this packaging much more than the older one. The pump takes out more than required so you have to be careful while pumping out the foundation from it.

I really like the whipped creamy texture of this foundation. It has a good thick texture and doesn't run all over your hands! 



Shade 125, Natural Rose suits me very well. It is less yellow compared to MAC NC 20. I love the shade because it does not make me look too pink or too yellow. 320 Caramel Toffee, is a beautiful strong yellow toned foundation. It will suit many girls with wheatish skin but the shade range does not cater to very dusky beauties. The shade range however is still quite impressive as no other drugstore brands have these many shades. 

I had tried this foundation in the humidity and now in the cooler climates so I am ready to give my review. This foundation sets matte which I love! In the humidity and drizzle few months back, the foundation did stay on my skin for a long time (7 hours & no touch up). The only problem I had with this one is that my skin became too greasy over time, felt heavy and did not look good. I was very disappointed until I read the details at the back. It is meant to hydrate. Stupid me! I put on quite a hydrating base that day and hence landed up like an oil factory. So I switched my products and I was relieved that my skin did not look like that day! I get oily at about one and a half hours with this if it is quite humid. Now that the weather is cooler and my skin is lacking hydration, lets just say that this foundation is working! If you have dry flakes, moisturize well because this will settle into your dry patches.

I love the coverage that this foundation offers. It is a very good medium coverage on my acne skin. On good skin days, I can step out only with this foundation on with some powder and my other makeup.This foundation has SPF 18 and yet photographs well. So you do not need to run and hide behind a friend when pictures are taken. I used this for my strobing tutorial. This foundation I'v noticed, transfers to my phone screen in the heat. Most of them do on my oily skin, not an issue but claiming no transfer is an issue. 


Oh, one more thing, I did not apply foundation on my neck. See how well it matches? 

I would say that this foundation would work best on normal/oily/combination skin. Dry skin can make it up by moisturizing as it can emphasize dry patches and will not be hydrating enough. Those looking for a dewy finish, this is not for you. If you are someone looking for light coverage, this is not your pick. If you are on a budget.. well, this retails for INR 1325 for 30ml. Quite pricey I know. This foundation is good but it is not HG status for me. I do recommend it however as it is a good one in the market! x


Grade: B
Any queries love?


Much love,
Emmy <3.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Nominated For The Liebster Award! Who Are My Nominees?

       
         

 Hello everyone! It is a great pleasure to announce that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Sangeeta, blogger of Beauty Nyx. A Liebster Award is an online award given to bloggers by other bloggers as a token of acknowledgement for the hard work done by them. 
                  I have been a beauty blogger for 3 years now and just this year, my blog started coming up. I actually stopped blogging for a year because of some very personal reasons but also because it was simply demotivating. Why? Because I had posts with 0 comments and 0 readers. I thought of deleting my blog as well until my first blogger friend Nivedita, blogger of Makeup & Chit Chat gave me the push I needed. I cannot thank her enough for this! Soon enough, Sangeeta was very kind enough to acknowledge my blog and comment regularly. Sangeeta too blogs about beauty and I do like her honest views on the products. This award is extremely motivating! Thank you Sangeeta! 


RULES FOR LIEBSTER AWARD:

-Thank the person who nominated you and comment on their blog.
-Include a link to their blog.
-Nominate 10 bloggers that you think deserve the award and notify them.
-Answer the 10 questions you’re given and give 10 more for the bloggers you nominate to answer.
-Make a copy of rules in your post.


QUESTIONS BY SANGEETA OF BEAUTYNYX:

1. Why did you start blogging? 

-It was after my ISC exams when I had 3 months of gap with nothing to do. I thought of visiting youtube and saw this lovely purple eye makeup done. I thought since I was so bored, I might as well try to copy that with my little makeup kit ( I remember it was an ADS one with everything possible. ADS? I KNOW! Just look at me hoarding all brands now! :P ). The result was quite good! From that day on, I decided to check how to apply other makeup and experimented with a lot of cheap makeup. I liked the way it transformed my look. I liked the way it gave me confidence as I badly lacked confidence because of my horrible acne story. One thing led to another and the next moment I know, I wanted to spread the confidence and beauty around me! Hence my blog was born! 

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

-Melbourne, Australia. After my cousins migrated to Australia, I was very very lonely. I hardly had friends too and this affected me a lot. So Australia it is! <3

3. If you could act as the main lead in a movie, which movie would it be and why?

-There are so many.. really! Hmmm, Salt. I love the action, I love Angelina Jolie and her look in the movie! 

4. What is your favourite movie quote?

Not from a movie, but...

-" Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like an armor, and it can never be used to hurt you " - Tyrion Lannister, Game Of Thrones.

-" There is only one God and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: Not today ". - GOT again. We cannot hate the series can we?

5. If you had to give up one forever which would be – lipstick or lipgloss?

-Since I leave my hair open most of the times, lip gloss any day! 

6. Who was your childhood hero?

-Orlando Bloom. When he played "Legolas" in " The Lord Of The Rings ".

7. If the sky is the limit, what would you like to do next?

-So many things that I want to do. I would love to do makeup on Celebrities, have my own line of it and own a salon too! *sigh*

8. What is your favourite makeup and skincare trick?

-Many up my sleeve. Out of all of them, I love myself some facial mist followed by a touch up. Makeup looks very fresh and stays longer! 

-Not exactly a skincare trick but Boroline is my life saver for MANY reasons! Curing chapped lips, dry skin, dry heels and elbows, cuts, wounds, correcting makeup mistakes.. everything! That too below INR 50/-.


9.Who is your favourite Disney cartoon character?

I use to love Cinderella and Snow White! 

10. What’s your favourite hobby (aside from blogging!)

-Aside from blogging, I love doing makeup on others! I've done makeup on lots of people and I really enjoy the process. I love to sing too. I sung a solo when I was in school and danced too. Now, I am learning a bit of hairdressing :P



My questions for the following nominated bloggers:

1. Did you ever think of starting your own beauty blog?
2. Are you a summer or winter person? Why?
3. A funny childhood memory that you would love to share?
4. Woops! Bad hair day! Solution?
5. Makeup, skin & haircare products that you would stock if they were discontinued. 
6. Favourite movie and why?
7. A walk in the beach at night or a long drive?
8. Tea or coffee?
9. Would you get inked? If yes, any particular design?
10. Have you influenced other family members/friends to change their beauty habits or encouraged them to do makeup?



I nominate:

1. Nivedita from Makeup&ChitChat
2. Urvi from MakeupXpressions
3. Ritam from BlushingShimmers
4.  Swathi from Curious&ConfusedMe
5. Anurima from KohlandStilettos
6. Shampita from TheRainbowLady
7. Monica from GlamourzGlitz
8. Megha from PerkyMegs
9. Preethy from PrettyKooll
10. Mariyam from TheMidnightBeauties
I would love to add another and that is Lana from CrazyBeautyLand. I want to add many LOL. Sorry guys :P


I even wanted to Nominate Sangeeta from BeautyNyx but she would have to again answer questions and think of nominating more people :P To be honest, Sangeeta does very honest reviews and I love blogs that are very honest. The blogs I nominated, I nominated them for their honesty and passion for blogging. They have also been quite regular with my blog! Thank you so much girls! Hope to hear your answers because I had a hard time with mine! 


Much Love, 
Emmy <3.





Wednesday, 28 October 2015

MOTD: Halloween is here!

                         Hello my Dolls! Hope everything is going great and hope you enjoyed your holidays! I had vanished for quite sometime because of fever (still having dry nose), my net had finished, pandal hopping and so on! Oh, I got a horrible wound! :(




I had sent this picture to some of my loved and dear ones and the response that I had received was very funny! My loved ones were all horrified till I had explained that it was ONLY makeup. It was my very first try. Note, I did NOT use any special effects makeup or anything of that sort. Just very very simple makeup. I am quite happy because I think it is really good for a first try! I just wish I could really experiment with face paints and special effects but I really don't know how to start! Maybe I would purchase them when I earn enough. Till then I can use what I have! :P 

Does the wound look realistic enough for you guys? Do let me know if you know of any cheap face/body paints! Any queries dolls?


Much Love,
Emmy <3

Saturday, 10 October 2015

EOTD: A Fall/Festive Eye Makeup!

                  Hello everyone! I have been caught up with quite a lot of work lately and I thought it would be nice to be back with an eye makeup look that I created the other day. Fall is approaching and so are festivals. All the plummy eye shadows that lay ignored in your drawer, this is the best time to use them! 





Products Used:

Miss Claire Eyeshadow Plum Shade (sorry I had depotted them all so I do not know the numbers!)
Miss Claire Glimmer Stick in Graphite
Meis Eyebrow Powder Duo
False Lashes (unknown brand)
Maybelline Colorsensational High Shine Lipgloss in Raspberry Reflections


To be honest, this look is quite pinky as the lip gloss is quite pigmented and bright. I like the pinki-ness (?) of this whole look though. This plummy eye would go well with a mlbb shade of lippie too. I feel like this shade looks sooo pretty on my desi girls! I could have used black eye pencil instead of the dark grey for a more dramatic look but grey eye pencils really help opening my eyes when I use dark shades on my lids. I also love a pop of golden in the inner corners with plummy shades as they gel so well! Most of my eye makeup looks are incomplete without a little gold as you all know! :P


What is your favourite plum eye shadow or plum must haves? Share below!
Much Love,
Emmy <3. 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Concealer/Powder Recommendation: Pujo Paisa Vasool Products!

                  Hello guys! I'm back with another drugstore list consisting of concealers and powder. I am so busy lately as I have been running around. I am going to be doing makeup for my college fashion show tomorrow so I've been doodling some face charts and cracking my head about the makeup! Okay I shall write a separate post regarding that so lets focus on this one! After my Primer and Foundation Recommendations, here is the concealer,compact,blush post mainly based on products available in India!


CONCEALERS:

LIGHT TO MEDIUM COVERAGE

Oriflame The One Illuskin Concealer: A great pick for brightening your under eyes. A light weight, light coverage concealer, easy to blend. Available in 3 shades and affordable price tag of INR 349/-.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer: My favourite under eye brightener. On it's own, it will only work on someone who doesn't have much dark circles. For those who do have dark circles, apply it on top of your concealer and you will look very rested. The price has increased to INR 600/-. 3 Shades again and I use the shade Honey which is the last one. Why do they only stock 3 shades of every base? :/

Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer: Good for everyday wear. Not for major dark circles. Available in 3 shades. INR 655/-

Revlon Colorstay Concealer: Once I used this, I was hooked. It has a very beautiful easy to blend consistency and provides a good medium coverage. It does not fade for a long time and does not settle into fine lines like my other heavier concealers. It contains salicylic acid so great on blemishes. A great pick for everyday wear and comes with a price tag of INR 725/-. BUT, available in only three shades. Light, medium and deep. I use medium so they really need to do something about their shades :\ 

L'Oreal True Match Concealer: I did not use it I did try it at the store. It has a really good consistency similar to the Revlon one. It lasts as good. Only in 3 shades *sigh*. Good medium coverage, does not settle into fine lines like other heavy concealers. INR 895/-

Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick: Great for slight blemishes. 3 shades only. Good medium coverage. Good for dark circles (not heavy ones). INR 675/-.

Inglot AMC Cream Concealer Tub/Tube: The tube one is slightly on the drier side compared to the tub. So if you have acne to cover, the tube one is a better choice as it gives a medium-full coverage. The tub one is very creamy and hydrating and hence it is good for the under eyes! The tube costs INR 800/- and the tub INR 850/-  :)

FULL COVERAGE (ACNE COVERING):

NYX Concealer In A Wand/tub: I really really love the yellow one and the beige one as they cover so well! It is slightly on the drier side so if you are going to conceal your dark circles, you will need an eye cream. It works great on blemishes as well. Gives a solid medium to full coverage. However, if you have butter fingers like me, you will HATE the packaging. Both fell on the floor and both the caps broke to the extent that I had to discard or bacteria would build up! I had purchased it for INR 475/-. It is always OOS. It has a better array of shades compared to the ones above and also color correcting shades. It even comes in a tub packaging which is the same thing in a cream formula. :)

Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Creme/TV Paint Stick: A no brainer. This is in almost every post LOL! Read it HERE.

This portion of the post is less as these are the only ones that to conceal acne to a great extent so I do not want to mislead anyone! 



COMPACT POWDER:

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder: A great affordable pressed powder for oily to combination skin. Do not expect it to keep your skin oil free all day long cause I have to break it to you. NO product did that for me so far. It is even great for touch ups as it does not have a lot of coverage to it. Does not break you out. Doesn't give the flat-matte finish.

Revlon Touch and Glow Moisturising Powder: Loved by many. Best for normal/dry/combination skin. Gives a flawless natural matte finish. Available in 3 shades. Medium coverage. INR 490/-.

Lakme Perfect Radiance Multi Mineral Skin Light Compact with SPF 23: Great for normal to dry skin. Blends beautifully. Natural skin like finish. 5 shades. INR 200/-.

Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact: Great for combination/oily skinned girls. Blends well. Gives a matte finish. Available in 3 shades. INR 375/-.

Colorbar Radiant White UV Fairness Compact: Suitable for oily to combination skin. Gives a matte finish. Available in 5 shades. INR 250/-.

Elle 18 Glow Compact: Great option for college students. Normal/dry skin.

Essence All About Matt Fixing Powder/Mattifying Compact: The fixing compact is translucent. Mattifying comes in 3 shades. Both are good for combination/oily skin. Both costs INR 350/-

There are many other compacts but I did not try the new launches and the reviews can be quite mixed so I shall update this when I try them! :P

LOOSE POWDER:

Loose powders are my favourite because they just control the oils on my skin better and set the foundation and concealer much better.

Lakme Rose Powder: The saying old is gold is true. This has been there for I don't know how lon but this powder is really great for setting your base. It is not the best powder for oil control but for the price, you cannot complain. I will be buying my third dibbi! Oh btw, the packaging can be VERY messy and flimsy. Available in 2 shades and I use the second shade as the first shade is too pink. Literally like pink roses! :P INR 140/-. I remember buying it for INR 90/- :/ All skin types will love this. 

Kryolan Translucent Loose Powder: How could this be incomplete without my dear Kryolan. I dislike repeating products in every post but trust me, this is worth it. I actually saved a little tiny amount for special occasion :P. It comes in 14 shades (I KNOW RIGHT?). I use the shade TL4 which is a yellow powder and trust me. I have not found anything better to set my under eye concealer. It sets my other makeup well too. I am currently trying the Dermacolor fixing powder and Anti-Shine powder and they are really great as well! INR 400/- for 20g and INR 800/- for 40g.

There is the list of concealer/powder products and I hope you found this informative. I would be happy if you too put your little inputs to help others! Love you all! 


Much Love, Emmy <3