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April Makeup Haul – NYX, Milani, e.l.f & More

April Makeup Haul – NYX, Milani, e.lf and More

I’m super excited to open my package containing my makeup haul. I had ordered the essential and some drool-worthy stuff, nothing expensive though. Got makeup from various brands like e.l.f, Milani, L.A Girl, City Color, NYX and more from BeautyJoint. All of them are very affordable. I don’t want to splurge on expensive stuff, as I believe that stunning looks can be achieved with these affordable products.  Continue reading "April Makeup Haul – NYX, Milani, e.l.f & More"

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Mini Haul!!! Lipsticks, Blushes and some more

 
 I kept this one a mini haul as i ordered only what i was missing. I have steadily started to incorporate blushes in to my looks and needed more shades. So got these. Like i have previously mentioned.....somewhere...not sure where, I invest in drug store cosmetics that are very affordable for obvious reasons. 
I have ordered Some blushes, couple of eye shadows, 3 shades of concealers, eye liner, lipsticks. Just covered the basics. I know I'm rambling and really hurrying through this post. I have to run off before my little monster wakes up. Will start to review them soon. 
Any requests to start off on anything particular??? Let me know.
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Review: NYX Diamond Sparkle Lipgloss - Plum Sparkle

This is my first NYX lip product and my hubs got this for me. He is getting good at selecting suitable shades for me. He know more about what suits me and what doesn't. So when it comes to decision time I let him decide [lazy me :)].
I'm not a big fan of lipstick because of my first experience with them. My very first was from street wear and i completely hated it as it was sticky. By the time i got back home, i could find all sort of dust, grime and what not on my lips (yuck!!!). Now my hatred towards them has slightly lessened because of this one.
It costs about Rs600/- for 5ml..I would say that the Indian price is high considering that this is just a drug store makeup product in the US.  The ingredients are mentioned on the product, so this is plus for people who look deep in to the ingredients.
The packaging is solid looking and sturdy, above all its leak proof. Nobody likes it when liquid products leak out and get everywhere in the handbag right??!!! so this is definitely travel friendly. It comes with a doe foot applicator which is convenient for applying the lip gloss.
The lip gloss is almost free of fragrance. There is this mild fragrance that can be easily missed. So this is great for people with a sensitive nose. There is also flavor to this lip gloss and this is a huge relief to me. Most of the time i can put up with the annoying fragrance but not the yucky taste of it.
This lip gloss is not plum-ish like the shade name suggests. Its more of a Copperish brown tint. The lip gloss has loads of shimmer in it. The size of the shimmers is really really small and doesn't feel gritty on the lips.The shimmer does settle in to the fine lines if the lips are toooo pruney. The lip gloss applies smoothly and is slightly sticky to begin with and later on feels even less stickier.The lip gloss provides sheer to medium coverage. So ladies with really pigmented lips might not find this so useful. Otherwise, this lip gloss is great for everyday wear.
The lip gloss for 2 hours when not drinking or eating anything and leaves behind subtle sparkles. The lip gloss never claimed to last really long, so cant say this is a negative but will mention it anyway.
And an FYI: This lip gloss is endorsed by Wayne Goss, who is an awesome guy makeup artist. I have posted a video of his in this weeks 'Monday Makeup Video' series. You can check it out here.
The shimmer in the lip gloss is not over whelming so it can be worn during the day too. The gloss can also be used as a top coat on lipsticks as well. The lip gloss photographs really well and looks awesome too. It gives a wet shine like appearance and makes the lip look so sexy.
Pros:
Nice packaging
Convenient applicator.
Spill proof and travel friendly packaging.
Can be worn during the day as well.
Cons:
Slightly sticky.
Shade name is misleading.
Indian price is high.
Not suitable for pigmented lips.
Lasts about 2 hours.
Verdict:
There is nothing about this product that makes me unhappy. So a thumbs up for this lip gloss.
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Thank you Claire Huskii!!!!!


When Claire Huskiii from Huskiii.blogspot.com informed that i had won this NYX smokey Eye shadow palette, i was over the moon with happiness. This is my first NYX product. I have been dying to get my hand on them for ever. I'm a newbie when it comes to makeup and want to learn about different FOTDs and EOTDs. Am excited to use this palette to create looks and EOTDs that suits me!!!
Claire had been such a sweet thing and had sent this packed so well. Thankfully, unlike my previous winning i received them in excellent condition. And it only took ten days to be shipped from U.K. 
Thank you so much Claire for sending them ASAP as i was dying to get them!!!!
Am staying in Chennai with the my parents at the moments. Hence the Chennai address 🙂
Claire packed it really well and added a cute personalized card along with the package. 


A closer look at the note!!!!
This NYX palette comes in a sturdy case and is small enough to carried in your bag for quick touch ups


The left side of the palette consists of a small mirror, two Blushes, and 5 Lip Glosses and the right side of the palette consists of Eye shadows needed to create the said smokey look.
 A closer look at the two sides of the palette.


Beauty Pros out there, please let me know how to create looks that suits me. I'm medium to dark complexion and haven't experimented with silver/gray tones.Please help me out with this. 
Any and all suggestions and tips are most welcome!!!