Saturday, 18 October 2014

Khoobsurati.com Review and Haul

I am back without a bang!! I will again be playing hide and seek till my marriage and oh yes, after that too ;). I deserve this break, no!!

So, while doing all the shopping and spending, I have come across many places, good for shopping wedding attire and related items. Similarly, I have found some goods, some very goods and some not so goods on web too. These days I am much into online shopping too like for neckpieces, trinkets and some small accessories, I am preferring online shopping as I don’t get the time to shop such small items in various crowded markets.

During one such shopping spree, I found Khoobsurati.com, an online website that has all the good stuff related to makeup, beauty, skin, hair, footwear, accessories, bags and all the items that are beautiful J. They have a very nice feel to the website, so girlish, so fresh. A very easy to navigate website is khoobsurati.com where you can easily find and locate your favs.



Khoobsurati.com claims to deliver products to Delhi customers in 24 hours and yes, they are true to their words. When I got confirmation for my 1st order from them, the next day I received my parcel. Isn’t it too good!! You don’t have to wait for days or even months sometimes to lay hands on your favourites. I am so happy with their super fast shipping.

Now, coming to the products, you must check out their accessories section. They have got some amazing hair bands and earrings at affordable prices and boy, you gotta see their clutches and handbag collection too. they are superb. I could not resist the temptation and ended up getting a beautiful clutch for me :). Check it out.








They have some offers and deals and sales going on all the time which may benefit you as who doesn't like freebies n deals ;). I got one belt too. Check it here -








Now comes the most amazing part of my shopping with khoobsurati.com. I ordered only 2 products and what I got in return!!

One cute pair of earrings. Now, isn't that amazing. I haven't thought so, but they thought :). I loved the gesture. I am in for them.






I would surely recommend you to try khoobsurati.com for your hauls and shoppings related to all products and items considered girlish or classy :). They have a very nice service and customer care and amazing products too.

Do Shop!!

Stay Beautiful :)

Love
Ritcha :)



Tuesday, 23 September 2014

3 Tricks to Improving a Girl's Confidence

If you were to choose one way to improve your confidence, would you go under the knife or do a non-surgical makeover? If it were up to me, I'd do a makeover that won't involve spending thousands of dollar for something that's permanent but possibly painful.

Indeed, increasing confidence is not all about changing the way you look. Sure, surgery offers instant change in your appearance, but will it change the way you feel permanently? Probably not.
Don't get me wrong though. I'm not totally against it. What I'm saying is that if there are other means to feel confident, try them before resorting to major solutions.

One of the ways that can help you feel more confident is wearing clothes that suit you. It may seem shallow by some, but what you wear can either make or break you. So before you do anything you might regret later on, try these three tricks first:


Trick 1: Choose colors that flatter your skin tone.





You can wear whatever color garment you like, but picking the right shades can put a glow to your skin. So choose shades that are right for you. If you have a warm skin tone, jewel colors, such as purple or ruby, can look especially flattering on you. If you have a cool skin tone, light colors will look great on you.




Trick 2: Pick clothes that will flatter your body.




Whether you're petite or plus-sized, you can still look sexy and alluring as long as you choose clothes that will flatter you. The trick is to experiment on different styles to find out what's flattering on you. It also helps to buy clothes that are in the right size. If figuring out your dress size is mind-boggling, try this nifty guide on how to get accurate body measurements.




Trick 3:  Accentuate the most flattering part of your body.




I strongly disagree when someone says they're not attractive just because they don't have long legs or a curvy body. What about your dazzling smile or tantalizing eyes? Surely, there's something in you that's  attractive enough. You just have to discover what it is, whether is your long, graceful neck or bone structure, and dress in a way to highlight your best feature. People will be drawn to it instead of your flaws and you'll start feeling better about yourself.

When used the right way, clothes can have a big impact on your confidence. So use them to your advantage. There's a reason fashion is a big industry. And that's because they can help boost confidence in any lady, young and old.

So gals, what are you waiting for!! Let's have a look at what you would prefer and bang on the world with a confident you :)


Love 
Ritcha :)




Thursday, 11 September 2014

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation Review

Hey My Fashionistas J

Hope you all are in good spirit!!
Its a Thursday....just one more day to go....yoooo ;)

So, this time I am here with a product review and that too a foundation from our beloved and reliable - MAC. This is the second one I have used from all the range of MAC foundations. This has a pump dispenser which I find very convenient and obviously, the pump is much better than some other pump foundations I have used. This pump dispenser is perfect, gives out the correct amount of product and never fails. Completely leak proof. But how is the foundation!!




Read on...Read on ;)

This foundation has slight shimmer particles which provide a good radiance to the face and dewy finish, not OTT at all. The coverage that it provides is almost sheer coverage. For a daily wear foundation, the coverage is good and remember those shimmer particles if you prefer. It doesn’t crease. And above all, its mineral and completely natural looking. It doesn’t look cakey at all, blends in nicely and gives a nice dewy finish. Easy to apply, spread and remove too.


MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundatio



What the product website claims –

It is a fluid foundation that blends the natural light-reflecting properties of micro-minerals and gives a smooth satin finish. It provides a low-to-medium buildable coverage with a slightly luminous, skin-flattering look. Helps make your skin appear re- energized, radiant and healthy. Contains vitamins A, C and E which help nurture and condition the skin. It provides everyday broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 sun protection. It is long wearing and good for all skins, especially suitable for normal to dry skins.

Features our 77-Mineral Complex, Vitamin E and Shea Butter



MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundatio



My take on it –

Being complete oily, I am not in much favour for this foundation. Firstly, I like good coverage foundations like my Estee Lauder Max Cover Camouflage foundation and secondly, this foundation is not meant for oily skin. It is an oil based foundation. So, choose wisely. Oh...but that is already mentioned in the brand’s product description aptly – suitable for normal – dry skins J .

We oilies already have so much oils into our face that we don’t need any more dewy finish. Matt finish becomes dewy within 3-4 hours ;).

That shimmer adds to the oil on my face. Staying power is good. It is good for me in winters. But a complete no in summer months or rainy season. I usually mix it up with some good coverage foundation and then use it. It doesn’t do much for me when used on its own. Unfortunately, it doesn’t cover anything. But then, this sheer foundation will be a good option for daily use for dry skins!!

As the website also says – suitable for normal to dry skins – so can’t blame them at all J. Totally agree J




MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundatio




Pros –
  • Feels light on skin. Not heavy or cakey look.
  • Sheer coverage for those who don’t like heavy ones.
  • Gives dewy finish and subtle radiance to face.
  • Nice choice for winters.
  • Has SPF 15.
  • Suitable for normal to dry skin.
  • Nice bottle and a great pump dispenser. I loved that.

Cons –
  • Not at all good for oily skin.
  • Doesn’t provide good coverage or hide any flaws, in fact accentuates them.
  • Not meant for summers or rainy days especially for oily skins.
  • All that shimmer gives more greasy look to already oily face.
  • It oxidizes on me.


Overall Rating –

3/5

If you have normal – dry skin and you prefer sheer dewy finish, then you can try this foundation from MAC. I don’t prefer it as at the cost, we have some great options to choose from!!






Saturday, 30 August 2014

My 1st Blogger Award - Sunshine Award :)

sunshine award




Hi Lovelies :)

Here I am with my 1st award - The Sunflower Award :).
I feel so happy about it. What a lovely name!! Thank you Jackie dear for nominating me. It feels great to be nominated by you. I know most of you must be knowing Jackie for her amazing sense of style. Here is her blog link. Do check her out :)
So, let me tell you some simple rules for this blogger award –
Share 11 Fact about yourself
Answer the question set by the blogger that nominated you
Nominate 11 bloggers
Set 7 questions for nominated bloggers

Yo. That’s it. I am here with my 11 facts.



11 Facts about me:
I love photography.
I am very emotional and sensitive.
Love yoga and the energy it gives.
I love kids, they just boost up my mood even on a dull day.
I am crazy for ice creams, chocolates and gol gappa's :D

I like man with beard. ;)
I just can't stand people with negative vibes.
Love to travel and searching for new places. 
Enjoy family outings more than anything. 
Take me to shopping anytime.
I am as I am and don't like to show off.

Now comes the question part – those questions which Jackie has compiled for me :)

1. What are your expectations from your blog?
I want it on top touching sky ;) but still satisfying for my senses and creativity :)

2. What topics you prefer to read?
hmmm.....fashion, makeup, hair, fitness...love, romance....anything I can read :)

3. If you were at the mall and have one choice, what would you buy clothes or makeup?
Makeup ;)

4. Favorite movie of 2014?
The fault in our stars.

5. Which you prefer yogurt or icecream?
 I guess you already know it, ice cream :)

6. Your favorite hobbie?
Photography and travelling.

7. Do you get intimidated by others?
hmmm....sometimes :)


Thats it. Now, you know a bit more about me. 2-3 more awards and my secrets will be spilled here ;)

Now, let me nominate some of my dear friends for this sunshine Award!!

My nominees are :











http://www.timeless-look.com/




7 Questions:

1. Do you believe in ghosts? If yes, why?
2. Shopping with boyfriend/hubby or with friends?
3. What kind of things you hide from your family?
4. Fruits or junk food?
5. Your most embrassing moment of life?
6. Most rejoiced moment?
7. What kind of people you like to be friends?


Yooooo...answers gals ;) Do tag me. I would love to read more about you :)

Stay healthy and happy

Ritcha

Monday, 18 August 2014

Diana of London Nail Polish Maple - 02 Review and Swatches


Hi All.

Today, I am going to review a very pretty nail paint from the range of ‘Diana of London’. The shade name is ‘Maple -02’. It is a lovely dark tone shade in the tones of maroons. But I tell you, it’s not maroon or brown, it’s very different colour, very rich and looks good on all.

Diana of London Nail Polish Maple -02 Review

                              

Description –

  • Trendy colour with super smooth, super wear and super shine formula enriched with Vitamin E.
  • Without Toluene, DBP and camphor.
  • Quick drying, chip resistant and shock proof.



Diana of London Nail Polish Maple -02 Review

 

How To Use –

Apply Base Coat: A base coatclear coat provides an ideal surface for nail polish. This step is optional but recommended. Applying a thin base coat to your nails will make your nail polish last longer and look smoother. Wait for 2 minutes to dry well.



Diana of London Nail Polish Maple -02 Review



Apply nail color of your choice: Applying polish can be tricky try to apply just enough to cover the nail without showing brush strokes. 
Dry After Each Coat: Each coat of nail polish should be given at least 5 -7 minutes to dry before another is applied or a top coat is applied. 



Diana of London Nail Polish Maple -02 Review


Clear Coat: Apply a top coat clear coat when your nails are completely dry. To help make sure your nails have dried completely try applying the final coat of polish half an hour before bed time and then apply the top coat in the morning


Cost –

Rs. 195 for 12ml 

The quantity provided at the cost is quite good. It is good quality nail paint. I am using it for almost 2 years (leave alone expiry dates ;)) and that too frequently but it dries up on my nails still with the same speed and has the same consistency. It doesn’t chip out soon and that’s when I am not using any top coat. Brush is good. No streaks, no bad looking lines, just good coverage with good pigmentation. It dries off quickly. I usually apply 2 coats of this nail paint and that’s enough or it will look black J
You will love this shade if you like dark colors. It doesn’t have any shimmer. It has a good staying power.



Diana of London Nail Polish Maple -02 Review




Diana of London Nail Polish Maple -02 Review



Pros –
  • Lovely shade.
  • Good staying power.
  • Fast dry formula and toluene , DBP, Camphor free.
  • Doesn’t chip soon.
  • Good quantity. Lasts long.
  • Inexpensive with the quality provided.
  • Good pigmentation.
  • Good quality brush. Leaves no streaks.
  • Enriched with Vitamin E (as claimed).
  • No formaldehydes.


Cons –

No cons at all.


Overall Rating –

5/5

I totally recommend this shade and will surely buy myself too when it finishes off. A perfect maroon but with a twist :)



Sunday, 27 July 2014

Way to Winter Wardrobe


Cozy winters can be turned to hottest season just by dressing appropriately for the falling temperatures. Everybody wants to add that Oomph factor to their look. This is to all the beautilicious ladies, if you plan on investing in a single piece this season, here are some fashion trends, you can choose according to your body type.


Fur Vests
 
This winter try to get over your old jacket or cozy knit, supplementing your wardrobe with a fur vest. It's in for fall and at the same time you will look best among the rest ;)





Coats

Be it in bright color, appealing tailoring or bold print, there are options  galore.'

Focus on simple and tailored jackets with nipped waist or flare hemlines to create curves from up and down of waist. You can also try jackets with different details such as pockets, large buttons or heavier texture, just remember to trim the waist line.







Make your season bright in French Connection's standout toggle coat, a chic outerwear pick. Oh, how I love this chic coat paired with black tights and high boots!!





Sometimes, a simple attire in black or white will look more lively and exotic when worn with a bold print coat. Let yourself  look cool and trendy this winter.







Puffy Jackets

Puffy jackets can be sleek and trendy, choose a curve-hugging, well-tailored version of this winter staple. And these puffy jackets look equally good on boys and girls.





 

Mega loop scarves

Mega loop scarves are so in right now. Offset their bulkiness with a fitted jacket and skinny pants, and there you are…real winter Diva.


  

Picking the Perfect Winter Hat
Fall's cooler temperatures signal that it's time for a topper—but don't forget the style potential of your choice, says hat designer Eugenia Kim. "It's the exclamation point to your outfit." Ms. Kim also has advice for avoiding the dreaded hat hair. "Pick a slightly bigger-sized hat," she says. "If it doesn't hug your head, you won't have hat head."














I hope you liked the styles and suggestions to rock these winters. Will come back soon with something special ;)
Till then, chill pill and enjoy :)


xoxo
Ritcha



Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor 948 Fine Wine Review and Swatches


Hello my friends :)

Its only Wednesday and I so feel like resting....not possible....but my heart!!
Ohk...no problem. Another 2 days to go and weekend ;)
Now, that is some positive thinking...noooo!!

Ohk, lets come to today's review.
Today, I have laid my hands on an amazing lipstick from Covergirl that is very rich and plumping. Oh yes, you read right. It is plumping. My first one in that section.

What the brand says about this lipstick -

Moisturizing lipstick pumps-up your look and improves the overall condition of lips. 



Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor 948 Fine Wine



Product Information

Beautify your lips with the smooth touch of the CoverGirl Incredifull volumizing lip color. Be ready for a party or just another day, with the CoverGirl lip color that keeps your lips hydrated for a long time. The CoverGirl Incredifull comes in a wide variety of shades to match the outfit you wear. This volumizing lip color has vitamin B3, pro-vitamin B5, and vitamin E, which nourish your lips. Let your lips steal all the attention, as this CoverGirl lip color adds suppleness and volume to your lips.

  • Sheer, shiny lip shades that are true to you!
  • TruShine Lipcolor works with your natural undertones and complements 97% of skin tones


Ingredients -
Vitamin B3, Vitamin E
Action Type -
Moisturizing, Volumizing




Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor 948 Fine Wine



  My take on it :

A very good lipstick, beautiful shade – Fine Wine. Not the traditional wine shade, but a very light and actually fine version of it. Don’t go by name. It is not that dark, vampy wine shade. Very subtle yet rich. It complements all skin tones very nicely. It is smooth, glides on easily. It gives a tingling sensation after applying and has some plumping effect and hence gives a sexy pout for my beautiful gals ;). It is refreshing and lasts all day, it has very good staying power. It is not very moisturizing. In fact, it can dry out the lips and those with already dry lips should exfoliate and moisturize the lips before going for this lippie or any other drying, matte lippies.

The sad part is – this product has been discontinued by CoverGirl.

Cover Girl website says :

IF YOU WORE IncrediFULL Lipcolor
YOU’LL JUST LOVE CoverGirl LipPerfection LipColor



Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor 948 Fine Wine



So, a new similar range has been started by CoverGirl, if someone has tried it !!

But, to tell you the truth, these are worth a try and especially in summers, that tingling sensation gives a pleasure. Still available on ebay, one can stock it up. I got it as a gift from my dear friend else I would not have known about it but I would ask her to bring some more from me from this range.


Swatch :

Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor 948 Fine Wine




Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor 948 Fine Wine




Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor 948 Fine Wine



Cost :

No clear idea as it was a gift but ebay says US $18.


Pros :

  • Very rich and smooth.
  • Does plumping, resulting in a sexy pout.
  • Very long lasting.
  • No shimmer present.
  • Feels very good in summers due to its tingling sensation.
  • Color complements all.
  • Suitable for pigmented lips.

Cons :
  • Discontinued by CoverGirl but available on ebay.
  • Not a winish shade as its name.
  • Very less moisturizing and leads to cracking when wore alone.


Overall Rating :

3.5/5

I would not repurchase it as there are so many other good options available. But yes, I would happily use it again if I get it as a gift ;)
It is suitable for those looking for some non – shimmery, rich, long stay, plumping lip colour for pigmented lips. Nice colour and texture, you can always give it a try :)