Saturday, October 29, 2016

5 Last Minute Beauty Picks for the Lazy Girl for Diwali

Are you too lazy to invest substantial amount on time on your beauty routine, or you want to dedicate your valuable time in other things rather than piling on makeup on your face? No worries, here is a list of products that would be just perfect for you to get ready on Diwali, that too in just a few minutes.

1. Colorbar Fresh Start Water Cleanser: You have to start off with a clean face and this is an ideal products. Just spray on to a cotton pad and swipe on your face and in a whoosh you will get a clean face. This products is great as it makes the skin dewy and does not leave it feeling dry unlike any face wash.

Friday, October 28, 2016


Hello everyone, what’s up? Today, I’ll be reviewing My Envy Box for October 2016. This month Envy Box turned three and they created an anniversary special box with some extra goodies inside. Now, let’s just get into it.

About My Envy Box:
My Envy Box is basically a subscription box which comes with samples from luxurious brands. My Envy Box is based out of New Delhi and launched their services in August, 2013.

The Envy Box: Each month subscriber will get a box of samples of leading beauty products

Price: 850/- per month

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Busy Girl's Guide: Day to Night Diwali Look with VOV International

Have you ever worked on Diwali? Just imagine when everyone around is enjoying the festivities, you are stuck in between a pile of files, glued to your laptop. Well, I have had days like this and I am sure, a lot of you can identify with the situation. And just think you have to rush back home to join your family and friends for the festivities. When will you get ready? Where is the time? No worries, here is a quick and fun Day to Night transformation look using just 4 products from VOV International.

Day Time:
For the daytime, I started off with a Tinted sunscreen lotion and on top applied the Insight Mineralized Pressed Powder in shade Beige Matt. It is a pressed powder and gives a nice coverage you can work it around your eyes to brighten up that area too. It gives a matte finish and the makeup stays put for a really long time.


When the lights fade out, when the streets become empty, just after midnight, she comes out and roams, with a glistening dagger in hand and a pair of blood-thirsty eyes.

Hi guys, again writing after a long time. Today, I’ll be decoding this makeup look that I created for Halloween 2016 and it is my version of Bloody Mary, one of the spookiest urban legends. This may look a bit tough but it’s quite easy actually.

Diwali Day Time Look with IQ Natural Mineral Makeup

Hey pretties, I am sure all of you must be very excited for the upcoming festivities. Well I am and I am trying out different makeup to get the right one for the day of Diwali. Today I have come up with a look that will stay for a long time. Diwali starts in the day time with Laxmi Puja and continues till the night with lighting diyas, bursting crackers and playing cards. So it is a festival that lasts an entire day. So, this long wear makeup look will be helpful for those of you who will have little time for touch ups throughout the day. I will be using IQ Natural products for this look.

IQ Natural has a wide variety of mineral makeup that I have been using a lot these days.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Natio Pure Mineral Foundation Review & Application

Hello beautifuls, Its been a long time that I have written about any new liquid foundation. So, I thought of writing about one, which I got quite a few months back, while I was staying in Kolkata. It is the Natio Pure Mineral Foundation.

About Natio Pure Mineral Foundation:
The illuminating minerals in the Pure Mineral Foundation shine light away from imperfections creating a ‘no edges’ effect where application starts and finishes.

Price: Rs.1190 Available at 10% off here

My Diwali Haul from

I hope all of you have already started shopping for the greatest Indian festival, the festival of lights-Diwali? All your clothes and jewelries must be set for the occasion, but have you shopped for small tit-bits for your home or may be some gifts for the guests who are going to come over?Well, if not, I am going to tell you about a an online marketplace that has very selective products, hand-made and the best in quality and  that you may consider good as a gift to your loved ones. At, you will get products that are curated carefully with lot of love and warmth.

About believes in the power of few best. They have selected the best products available and have put together for those who do not like to compromise with quality.

What does have?
At Qtrove you get a wide category of products, starting from Food & Beverages, Accessories, Bath products, Pet care, Home decor and gifting items. You will also get a 199 Store where all the items sell at a flat Rs.199. So imagine a store where you get the best homemade chocolates and your favourite pet's paw balm under the same roof!!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

My Top 5 Favourite Clothing Pieces from Zaful

Zaful is one place where international standard clothes are readily available with an array of sizes and that too at affordable prices. And the best part is that the whole range of products is almost always on sale and the website comes with worldwide shipping, making the apt choice for all our shopping expeditions. The website has an array of stuff from clothing, to accessories, bags, sunglasses, belts, stockings, lingerie and lounge wear. You name it and they have it. But here I have listed 5 of my utmost favourite clothing pieces from the site for eye candy purposes.

1. Black Stripes High Slit Skirt
Skirts are an all time favourite, but with this soft flowy fabric, appropriately placed slits and a dungaree style straps make this button down georgette black skirt not just cute, but also comfortable and rather easy to carry off.

Meet our Desi Superhero … here comes A Flying Jatt! 10 reasons to watch the film on Zee Cinema on 22 Oct@8PM

10 reasons to watch the film on Zee Cinema on 22 Oct@8PM

1. India’s first flying Superhero
India’s first flying superhero – A Flying Jatt saves the day in the coolest way. Bestowed not only with this incredible superpower our man can also display some jaw-dropping martial art moves.

2. This Superhero has a Supermom
Most of the superheroes that we know pledge to save the world and have lost their parents to an accident. But this super hero has a supermom who constantly reminds him of his duties. A typical Indian mother, she scolds him every time his reluctant to use his superpowers. She definitely is a supermom!

My Diwali Wishlist from Zaful

Hello everyone,With Diwali just around the corner it is high time that all our shopping sessions should get done and dusted before the days of lighted festivity finally arrives. But shopping from markets may get repetitive especially when you see the girl at the next counter buying the same dress as yours. In such cases it is always a wise idea to explore relatively unexplored, yet safe website to broaden your shopping options.So going with the flow, I have carted a curated wishlist shopping profile from which I am here to share with you lovelies.

1. Black Mid-Calf Cut-out Sheath Dress
Black dresses are a forever essential in any wardrobe be what may. And if the dress comes with a mid calf length, lace sleeves, plunging yet decent v-neck and a sheath material which invigorates a perfect silhouette, the dress has to be the perfect choice this festival season.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Perfect Party Makeup Base with MAC Cosmetics

Hello lovelies. last year during December I was given a nice makeover by MAC MUA Nikhil. I simply loved the products he had used and was lucky enough to get the same products later as gifts. He had just used 5 products on me and the whole look was about a glowing skin and statement lips. So, this time around when I hosted a pre-Diwali Party at home, I tried to recreate the same look minus the statement lips.

The Mac Cosmetics Products I used:
I had used 3 MAC Cosmetics products to recreate the look.
1. MAC Prep+Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35: Well to be honest, I wanted to try the compact version of the BB cream as it was the one used on me before. But I got the cream one which is in a tube and I love it as it gives a pretty nice coverage and a nice glow to the skin. I applied the BB cream with my favourite Stippling brush to give an even coverage.

Monday, October 17, 2016

theBalm Voyage Volume II Multifunctional Palette Review,Swatches & FOTD

Hello lovelies, I have a strong liking for small palettes as they are the best things to carry while travelling. So, I have got my hands on a classic one from theBalm Cosmetics and that is the theBalm Voyage Volume II Multifunctional Palette.

About theBalm Voyage Volume II Multifunctional Palette:
Welcome aboard with "theBalm Voyage 2", a travel-friendly face palette from theBalm Cosmetics! This multi-tasking travel companion contains everything you need for gorgeous looks on the go.


Price: $22.39 Available at Notino

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Faces Ultime Pro Eyeshadow Crayon She’s Got The Look Review,Swatches and POTD

Hi Everyone, Faces Canada has since quite some time been coming out with an array of innovative makeup under its Ultime Pro Range. I had heard so much about their lip crayons that my heart really wanted to see if the shadow crayons were up the notch! I have always adored eyeshadow crayons for their versatility and ease of use. Plus, one gets to use the pigment in multiple ways- be it an eyeliner, thick winged liner, or eyeshadow.

Though the collection by Faces has six multi faceted shades, my heart craved for a deep blue so I chose She's Got The Looks -06 as I didnt own any such have midnight blue eyeliner in my collection.

599 INR for 4.8gms of product Available here at a discounted rate

#TripleDiwaliDhamaka Giveaway with My Favourite Bloggers(Closed)

Hey guys The festival of light and delicious mithai is right around the corner and we (Shilpa, Khushboo and I) would love to celebrate it with you guys by giving away 3 awesome Diwali hampers containing make up, beauty, skin care products and jewelry, too.

You can win these for yourself by following these simple rules

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6. Leave your profile name used on all three platforms for playing the contest and your email id for verification of your entry.

Optional Rule

Leave comments on any blog post of your choice.

Remember, the more you share, the better are your chances of winning!

And now the time to reveal the prizes:

Hamper 1 sponsored by Beauty & Beyond

Hamper 2 sponsored by Munniofalltrades

Hamper 3 sponsored by Alive N Kicking

That's it! All the above rules are compulsory to be eligible for the contest.

The contest will run from 15th Oct to 31 Oct. 2016 and is valid for Indian residents only. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Legacy Continues with Gretsch Broadkaster

Gretsch broadkaster is revamped and is featured with 3-ply shells that is curated using oversized plies of North American maple. Keeping the legacy of the 1930’s original broadcaster, it is hand finished with a reverse roundover bearing edge on the bass drums and toms. There is greater surface contact between the bearing edge and drum head, as the inside edge of the shell is placed higher and rounds off down and away to the shell exterior edge. Finally like any USA-made Gretsch drum, shell interiors are finished with classic Gretsch Silver Sealer.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Around the World in a Denim: My Denim Diaries

I am not an avid traveler, but when I do I want to get the best comfort, be it in terms of travel or staying. So, when I travel, I want to get into the most comfortable outfit possible, and that definitely would be my pair of jeans. There was a point of time, when continuously for 10 years I had been wearing jeans. You name it and I had denim wear in all colours, shapes and styles. My travel diary can actually be termed as a denim diary. Here are few of the times, when I had sported some of my favourite denim wears.

1. Leuven in denim: Leuven, a small town in Belgium is a great place to stay and guess what can be a daily attire for everyday chores like going to the groceries? Well, a pair of jeans.

Friday, October 7, 2016

My Filmy #YaaronKiBaraat!!

Its been almost 25 years that we have known each other. We were made to sit together at school and we started sharing each other's tiffin every afternoon. Every break was filled with our discussion on the latest movies, latest crushes and the latest chart-busters. And the journey of that eternal Yaari started.

With every passing year our friendship became stronger and firmer. We were together, always, almost inseparable. If not in school, we used to visit each other's house or used to spend hours talking over the phone. I do not remember what was our exact topic of discussion, but it used to be everything, from text books to the cute boy next door. Our moms got fed up and we got scolding, but did we care? In spite of all odds, we continued to be stuck to each other. Other friends used to tease us, "Ye Fevicol ka Mazboot zor hai, Tootega nahi" and didn't they want to separate us? But yes, like all they too failed and our friendship continued.

VLCC Wild Turmeric Face Wash Review

Hello pretties, do you all trust on kitchen remedies for skin care? Well I do, but seriously these old school remedies require a lot of time which we dont have. So, what about goodness of the kitchen being bottled and given to us for easy use? Well, VLCC Wild Turmeric Face Wash is one such item that has one of the essentials of Indian kitchen, turmeric as the main ingredient.

About VLCC Wild Turmeric Face Wash:

Wild turmeric, used in numerous Ayurvedic products, is known for its skin purifying and healing qualities. It is loaded with anti-oxidants and has anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties. The yellow pigment in the turmeric makes the skin look brighter. Wild turmeric along with Honey, which is another great natural anti-septic and a rich hydrator, makes this facewash a refreshing, gentle cleanser that removes microbes and pollutants from the pores and protects the skin against environmental damage. Use this daily for clear, brighter complexion.

Price: Rs.140 Available here

Packaging: VLCC Wild Turmeric Face Wash comes in a transparent and white tube with a white flip open cap.

Fujifilm Instax Festive Box Review, Price in India

Hello sweeties! First of all happy Navratras, Durga Puja and Dusshera to you lovelies. Even Diwali is just round the corner and adding to the festive fervor this Diwali season, FujiFilm India Pvt Ltd has announced new and exciting offers on its popular Instax Mini 8 cameras. The company has lined up 3 new offers to delight its customers this season - the Mini 8 Bundle Pack, Mini 8 Festival Box and the Mini 8 Party Box. Whether you want to surprise your loved ones with a combo of Mini 8 camera, fancy stickers and accessories or capture your festival moments and keep them intact in an album or get your own party started with party props, fancy sling bag and markers, whatever is your requirement FujiFilm India has got it for you.

The Instax allows people to enjoy high quality photos that are taken and printed instantly. You take a photo; Instant Print comes out of the camera, develops gradually and gets sharpened in a minute. You only get to share an original with the Instax. With a cute and compact body design, it comes with a dedicated Sensor to identify light and has a Brightness adjustment dial with LED indicator that enables taking photos in different modes easily. It is available in seven different, cheerful colors namely Raspberry, Grape, White, Pink, Blue, Yellow and Black. With the new Instax combo offers that Fujifilm has rolled out there is so much more that one can do. So choose from a range of Mini 8 bundle pack, festival box or party box and get amazing combos and deals on filmpacks. 

Now available at amazing discount here

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Turning Twenty-Five with Malabar

Annanya and Rohan have been dating each other for ten years now. It all started in high school Rohan saw her for the first time. Annanya was a rude, heartless girl, with no belief in love or any kind of relationships. She was all about being perfect. Rohan, on the other hand was a rough and tough guy with a soft heart. His heart started beating ten-times faster when he saw Annanya for the first time. One week passed but Annanya didn’t notice that Rohan was there in the class until the class teacher shifted her behind Rohan’s desk. There she saw him for the first time and she felt something strange. She knew not what it was. They soon became good friends and Rohan was all Annanya could think about. Same was the case with Rohan . They were in love and not only both but the whole school were aware of each other’s feelings but none could confess. Annanya became tired and directly asked him whom do you like and Rohan said he likes her. They were in a relationship after that but without any romantic proposal. They went through a lot of ups and downs. A lot of people loved them as a couple and a lot hated. But, whatever the reason might be they are meant to together forever. Amidst every ups and downs, every problems and every misunderstandings they trust each other blindly and are happy together. Ten years passed and now everyone knows about their relationship and also that it was impossible to separate them.

Oriflame Love Potion Eau de Parfum Review

This festive mood calls for some precious jewelries , closeness of near and dear ones and of course a warm fragrance. Warmth, festivities and love cannot denote better than the flavour of exotic chocolates. So today I will be talking about the Oriflame Love Potion Eau de Parfum which is just the perfect dose to brighten up the festivities.

About Oriflame Love Potion Eau de Parfum:
Pure passion is yours with Love Potion Eau de Parfum. Set the mood for a night of passion with this seductive oriental scent and succumb to an irresistible awakening to the pleasures of the body.

Price: $52 Available at Beautyspin with 55% discount

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

NYX LipLiner Pencil in Hot Cocoa Review & Application

Hey lovelies, we at Beauty & Beyond have been trying a lot of NYX products lately. Today I am going to review NYX LipLiner Pencil in Hot Cocoa.

About NYX LipLiner Pencil:
Slim, trim, but never prim NYX lip pencils come in a variety of dashing shades - from natural to tangerine and traffic-stopping red. The buttery long-wearing lip liner formula goes on easily and resists bleeding

Price: Rs.450 Available here

MISHIBOX Unboxing & Review

Hey beautifuls! We all are aware of beauty subscription boxes coming up every now and then with amazing products every month. Today I will be unboxing one such box called the MISHIBOX.


The mission of MISHIBOX (pronounced "me-she") is to help you explore the exciting (and sometimes very cute) world of Korean beauty. They want to help you discover the best products in a convenient, effortless, and affordable way. They send you a curated box with a combination of 5 - 6 deluxe-sized samples and full-sized Korean beauty products from a wide range of Korean brands.

Price: $19.95 per month

Packaging: The MISHIBOX is a cute bright pink coloured box with the name and an impression of a bunny in white on top. 

Horsie Pedal that Makes you Rock

Musicians often have issues with getting the appropriate wah pedal for easy use. It literally hampers their performance and practice. Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal is a unique innovation that is equipped with Morley's superior electro-optical circuitry for handling heavy wah. Morever it is switchless for your easy access. What more, Bad Horsie also comes with a 2 year Warranty.

Monday, October 3, 2016

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Chivalrious Review, Swatches & Application

Hello pretties, I hope everyone is equally excited to try out the latest rage: liquid lipsticks. Since almost a year, every brand has come up with their own version. And today I will be reviewing The theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Chivalrious

About The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes:
Introducing a truly loyal long-lasting liquid lipstick—Meet Matt(e) Hughes. With twelve dreamy shades to choose from, you can take your pick from this hopelessly devoted collection from theBalm. This long-wearing formula has a comfortable matte finish with no commitment issues. These matte vanilla mint liquid lipsticks are stuck on you without feeling clingy!

Price: $36 Available on Notino for just $ 9.59
Packaging: The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes comes in a vintage pin-up inspired packaging. Inside the holder is plastic and works as a shade indicator. The cover is twisted and metallic silver.

My experience: The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Chivalrious is one of the brightest shades of pink I have used ever. It is the mattest matte too. The colour pay off is excellent, but it has a tendency to get into fine lines. It is better to hydrate your lips thoroughly before application.

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Chivalrious has one of the cutest packaging, possible. I love how quirky their names are. The fragrance is also absolutely delicious like a candy. It is a definitely a very good liquid matte, but not the best in the market available.

1.Very bright colour
2.Stays for a very long time
3.Does not bleed
4.Very good colour payoff
5.Pretty packaging
6.Smells like candy

1.Can settle into fine lines
2.Can be drying


The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Chivalrious is a gorgeous pink shade of liquid lipstick that can easily act as a sole makeup product for a bright makeup look. If not the best, it is definitely a very good lip colour and can be tried for the amazing discount.

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