Thursday, May 31, 2012

Makeup Details at Cannes 2012-Part 1

The Cannes Film Festival was full of stars in dazzling makeup.Some of the makeup looks and the products used have been listed in this post.

1.L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black
2.L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Endleass Chocolat
3.L'oreal Rouge Caress Lipstick in Nude Ingeue
4.L'oreal Glam Shine Lipgloss in Aqua Grapefruit

1.L'oreal Paris Lumi Magique in Sable Rose
2.L'oreal Paris Glam Bronze La Terra
3.L'oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Mauve Cherie
4.L'oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza
5.L'oreal Paris Mega Volume Collagen Mascara

1.L'oreal Paris True match Liquid Foundation
2.L'oreal Paris Glam Shine 6 Hrs Lip Gloss in Golden Tattoo
3.L'oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Flashback Silver
4.L'oreal Paris Super Liner 24Hr Gel Liner
5.L'oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara

1.L'oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer
2.L'oreal Paris Lumi Magique Foundation
3.L'oreal Paris Rouge caress Lipstick in Dating Coral
4.L'oreal Paris True Color Rich Lipstick in Burning Sunset
5.L'oreal Paris Super Liner in Perfect Slim
6.L'oreal Paris Colour Infallible Eyeshadow in Goldmine

1.L'oreal Paris Hydrafresh Deep Boosting Essence
2.L'oreal Paris True Match Foundation
3.L'oreal ParisTrue Match Blush in Golden Apricot
4.L'oreal Paris Glam Shine Lipgloss in Golden Tattoo
5.L'oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Hourglass Beige
6.L'oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Endless Chocolat
7.L'oreal Paris Electric Instant Impact Felt Liner

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Prawn & Bellpepper in Hoisin Sauce

100 gms medium sized prawns
1 onion chopped
1 Red Bellpepper chopped
1 teaspoon garlic chopped
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper powder
1 tablespoon oil

The Sauce:
2 tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1 tablespoon water

Rub the prawns with vinegar and salt and keep it for 1/2 n hour.Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a pan and Saute the prawns for a minute or 2.Keep aside.Heat rest of the oil in the same pan.Add the onions,bell pepper and garlic and saute.When the onions become moist add the salt and pepper and saute till everything turns tender.Add the sauce and prawns and mix thoroughly so that the vegetables and prawns get coated with the sauce.Serve hot with steamed rice.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Beauty Essential-7

Even though I very rarely use a liquid foundation,whenever I do I make sure to apply a primer underneath.And I love my Shiseido Sheer Enhancer Base SPF 15 in Opalescent White.Thanks to my lovely friend back in India,who had chosen this product for me before my wedding.

The wonderful powdery formulae gives an inner glow when applied,camouflaging any imperfections and minimizing dullness.Actually most of the time I dont even use any foundation.In the daytime I just mix it with my normal sunscreen and apply and during nights just wear it alone if I want a very subtle natural-makeup look.The SPF 15 is another added advantage of the product.I sometimes use another base from Shiseido-Smoothing Veil which works as any normal primer and although I dont dislike it,I dont feel anything great about it.But the Sheer Enhancer is something I would definitely repurchase as it gives the exact kind of look I love,naturally glowing.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Top 10 Makeup Removers

I am very particular about removing any trace of makeup at night.I have been using MAC Cleanse off Oil for the last 5 years.While travelling I like to use the Yves-Rocher cleansing wipes.Here are the 10 best makeup Removers available now.

10.Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover

Very reasonably priced,it can remove any trace of eye makeup as well as eyelash adhesives

9.St.Ives Make-up Remover & Cleanser

Inexpensive and effective,it removes makeup with ease,even water proof ones.

8.Sephora Face Makeup Removing Wipes

Suitable for sensitive skin,it can remove dirt and makeup without affecting the skin.

7.Nivea Eye Makeup Remover

Easy to use,affordable and extremely soft,this remover is one of the most efficient.

6.Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Apart from cleansing off makeup,it conditions the lashes and is soothing for the eyes.

5.The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

A non-oily remover,it effectively wipes away makeup with a swap of cottonball.

4.Lush Baby Face

It cleanses,softens and moisturises the face at the same time,leaving skin fresh and smelling wonderful.

3.Yonka Gel Nettoyant-Cleansing Gel & Makeup Remover

It cleanses the skin and makes it super soft.

2.Bare Escentuals On The Spot

It comes with small cotton swabs filled with cleanser and are extremely soft for sensitive skin.

1.Estee Lauder take It Away Total Makeup Remover

Effectively removes every trace of the most strongest of makeup,even waterproof formulaes with ease and leaves the skin soft and supple.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mixed Vegetable Masala

1 cauliflower cut into medium sized florets
2 carrots cut into i inch long pieces
2 potatoes cubed
1/2 cup green peas
1 onion sliced
1 tomato cubed
1 teaspoon ginger paste
2 pods green cardamoms
1 inch stick cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 tablespoon oil

Heat oil in a pan.Add the cardamoms,cinnamon and coriander seeds.When they star to splutter,add the onions,ginger and tomato.Saute till they turn brown.Add all the vegetables and saute till the oil seperates.Add the cumin powder,turmeric powder,salt and chili powder with 1/4th cup water.Mix well and cover cook till all the vegetables are tender.Keep checking in between.If necessary add water.When the vegetables are cooked thoroughly,remove the cover and wait till all the water evaporates.Serve hot.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Top 10 Best-Selling Fragrances for Men

I dated my husband for 5 years before getting married.The first gift I had given him on his 25th birthday was a 212 EDT,which he liked so much that he still keeps that for some special ocassions.As I am obsessed about fragrances,and one of my favourite fragrances is a men's perfume(CK BE,I decided to check on the best available Mens' fragrances.

10.Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Men

The fragrance reflects the style and attitude of the New York party elite, described as a party animal and nightlife scent, containing notes of gin and vodka. A man of this fragrance is a fun, charismatic and stylish, awakening lust and envy in others.
The oriental woody composition is created by Emilie Coppermann as an explosive cocktail of vodka, passion fruit, frozen mint, ginger, black pepper, lime caviar, leather, spices, amber and king wood.

9.Davidoff Cool Water

Cool Water is fresh and sharp, simple and very masculine. Top notes include mint and green nuances, lavender, coriander and rosemary. The heart notes include geranium, neroli, jasmine and sandalwood. The base is composed of cedarwood, musk, amber and tobacco. It was created by Pierre Bourdon. 

8.Giorgio Armani Armani Code

Armani Code by Giorgio Armani is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for men.It was created by Antoine Lie, Antoine Maisondieu and Clement Gavarry. Top notes are bergamot and lemon; middle notes are star anise and olive blossom; base notes are leather and tobacco.

7.Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme

L'Eau d'Issey for Men is a woody aquatic fragrance with yuzu as in top notes, along with notes of bergamot, lemon and tarragon. A middle note is spicy and woody: nutmeg and water lily are an exciting and unexpected accord in this composition. An end note carries an intense woody scent which is sharp and enriched with tobacco,sandalwood, cedar, vetiver and musk. It was created by Jacques Cavallier.

6.Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

Intensive and sensible, modern, and comfortably warm, masculine and gentle... Le Male is magnetically attractive fragrance which seduces with its uniqueness; it is built on contrasts: traditional and bold, fresh and mild, strong and sensual, in one word: absolutely irresistible for women. Fresh mint is a symbol of strength; the tradition is represented by lavender; vanilla gives warmth and tenderness. The top notes are composed of mint, lavender and bergamot. The heart is composed of cinnamon, cumin, and orange blossom. The base contains vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood and cedarwood. It was created in 1995 by Francis Kurkdjian.

5.Diesel Only The Brave

Only The Brave is a fragrance for all men who chose to be heroes. Its composition introduces harmony of oriental-woody notes which leave a strong impression. Game of contrasts between fresh notes of lemon and mandarin with violet, cedar and coriander is leading us to warm accords of amber along with leather nuances (styrax and labdanum) and benzoin in a base. Liveliness of lemon introduces its luminous sparks above a romantic, floral heart and leaves a warm, leather-resin trail in base notes of the fragrance.

4.Gucci Guilty Pour Homme

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Intense, provocative and a strong fragrance, introduces accords of amalfi lemon, coriander and lavender in its top notes. The heart of orange blossom and neroli settles in a trace of patchouli, cedar and amber.

3.Boss Boss Bottled

The fragrance is fresh and sharp with warm woody base. The fresh and fruity top notes of apple and citrus are perfectly balanced with floral and spicy heart, dominated by pelargonium, warm cinnamon, and cloves. The base notes are very masculine: sandalwood, vetiver and precious cedar.

2.Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico

The top of the composition features refreshing fig leaves, which provide energy, the heart is filled with raw cocoa, which stimulates (not the artificially sweet kind, but a natural extract), while woody notes of patchouli, cedar and vetiver express their masculinity and power.

1.Paco Rabanne 1 Million

The perfumers behind it are Christophe Raynaud, Olivier Pescheux and Michel Girard, and the notes are: sexy blood orange, grapefruit, cinnamon, mint, rose, spices, light leather, white wood, patchouli and amber.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Best of Fashion at Cannes 2012

What can you call this event of gorgeous celebrities,not only from Hollywood but throughout the world as-Mecca of Fashion?This year was not anydifferent with beautiful ladies dressed in designer wears set the Red carpet on fire.

The Best 
Berenice Bejo in Prada
Diane Kruger in Nina Ricci
Karolina Kurkova in Roberto Cavalli
Jessica Chastain in Armani Priva
Jessica Chastain in Gucci
Naomi Watts in Marchesa
Freida Pinto in Atelier Versace

Diane Kruger in Giambatista Valli

Eva Longoria in Marchesa
Kirsten Dunst in Dolce & Gabanna

Nina Senicar
Li Bingbing
Salma Hayek in Gucci
Irana Shayk
Rita Ora
Diane Kruger in Vivienne Westwood


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