Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The BodyShop Lipstick No. 12

Who doesn't like to have a red hot pout?? I know , there will be noone, infact all of us love to carry a perfect red pout with elegance, but we are scared of going over the board or not confident enough to even give it a try. Today I would like you people to meet No. 12 of The bodyShop ( I seriously don't understand this numbering system followed by TBS, they remind me of my school and college, where I use to remember few of my classmates with their role no.s ( I have a very bad memory esp to remember names ��)).

What TBS claims:
Our classic lipstick gives intense, lasting color, Moisturising & Dermatological tested

Price :
  QR 50 for 3.5 gm

What Is My Opinion :

I love bold colours on my lips, infact more than eye makeup initially I loved lip colours. I got this lippies from TBS in sale with few other which are yet to be reviewed. The package is silver coloured small bullet shape with rose gold coloured inside panel, It's the classic TBS lipstick package. Colour is perfect red ( somewhat brick red) with golden shimmer. It's perfect shade with any indian attire. The texture is smooth and glides very well on the lips, it gives perfect coverage also which tames from medium to full coverage. It is highly pigmented, 1 swipe is enough to get the beautiful shade and 2 swipes give you the intense colour.

Because of the smooth texture and bullet shape if the lipstick application is super simple and easy. The only problem and which actually is a major issue is the staying power of the lipstick. As it is very smooth , moisturizing and hydrating on lips it's stating power is hardly 4 hours. But don't worry, I have a quick fix for that also( yes yes Iam super smart ��). Okay, it's not big thing which I discovered and all, it's the age old way to increase the staying power of lipstick, REAPPLICATION, yeah, first apply lipstick, then kiss on a tissue and remove the excess , again apply and repeat this for 3 times  and now you are ready to go. Some of you will be thinking, Iam crazy , who has time for all these fuzz, but believe me ladies the shade is all worth it, but still you think , this is wat too much for a lipstick, then please skip this lippy, it's not for you, remember ??no pain no gain.

My conclusion of the product :

Hits :

•. Beautiful shade
•  Smooth  creamy texture
•  Moisturizing on lips
•  Highly pigmented 
•  Classic package
•  Good fruity fragrance 
•  Suitable for all skin tones
•  Trust of TBS products 
•  It has shimmer and glossy feeling so need to top with any gloss.
•  Perfect with Indian party wear , can be worn with western dress also.
•  It gives medium to full coverage.
•  Bullet shape, easy for application 

Miss :

The only and major problem is the staying power of the lippy, it need to be reapplied for few time to make it stay longer on lips.


My Rating: 

4.5 / 5 ( I think I need to have genuine here, stating power is very unfortunate )

My Opinion: 

I love this lipstick, it give smooth creamy high pigmented red colour with a touch of shimmer to your lips. If you don't want to waste your time reapplying and reapplying then skip this one, but if you can take that time for a beautiful colour go for it, you will love it . I personally don't mind wasting time if I would look beautiful, BTW why not??��

Stay Beautiful & Happy

With love,

Thursday, 18 July 2013

New Fashion Series - 1 Summer office wear

I have decided to do a new fashion series here in BFS on every thursday. As Iam a working women and it's crazy hot here in Doha , I will start with "Summer Office Wear". Enjoy the look and let me know what you like to wear to your office?? Please note that all pictures are from google, nothing belongs to me.

Iam not stating the brands of these items ,as I just want to give an idea of how we can colour coordinate and colour block with out looking overboard to office. The best way to colour coordinate is to match the colour of shoe and bag, it never goes out of fashion. Colour coral brings life to your boring working days and an emrald jewelry will be an eye catcher. But make sure not to wear too much jewelry, just one statement piece is always elegant. And watches are always allowed. Thus girls look classic, elegant and chic to office and rock your office time. ��

Stay Happy & beautiful

TC & With Love,

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

A Quick & Lazy Post with EOTD & LOTD

Someone has said it write , a little makeup can raise your spirit, I was kind of tired / lazy etc etc , I was feeling as if I have a lot of pending work but I didn't want to do. To be frank now I am lazy I write also. So here is a quick EOTD and LOTD which I did to charge up. And that some one was right, I am in full spirit now. So enjoy and take care .
Violet and brown  smokey EOTD:

Very berry LOTD :

Product Used :

•  Revlon photo ready 3D volume
•  Maybelline gel liner in black
•  No7 brown eye pallete
•  Maxfactor dip in eyeshadow in ultra violet - review coming soon
•  The bodyshop lipstick in shade 12- review coming soon

Stay Happy & Beautiful

With love,

Empties Till Now - A sorrowful Goodbye - Part 1

It's one of the saddest feeling to throw away your favourite products , even if they are empty. I get used to certain products and tends to keep the empty bottles for long with me saying I will recycle it��. But today I have decided to do throw them away with a heavy heart ... Hheheeee ��. This I decided to do this post, in fond memory of my favorites and for some just happened products.

Personal Hygiene and care products : 

•  Dove nourishing beauty shower  revive - pomegranate & lemon verbena scent : 

This  smells too good, but doesn't last long. I am not so fond of it, and I will not be repurchasing it. May be I will try new product in same range.

•. Nivea power fruit relaxing shower gel  blue berry & acai berry scent: 

I love. Love love this product. It's so smoothing and very berry smell and the smell lasts long. I am definitely gonna re- buy this.

•. Saforelle intimate wash : 

This is a must have product for me. I  make sure to keep this one in my shower always. Review coming up soon.

•. Dove damage therapy daily care 2 in 1 shampoo for normal hair :

This is my most trusted everyday shampoo, I already purchased new bottle. Should I say more now??

Dhatri dandruff oil: 

I love Dhatri products. I think they are really effective. But I am not a fan off this one. I will not be buying it anymore . But definitely I will buy normal Dhatri hair oil, which really helped in growing my hair.

Beauty and skin care products :

•  St. Ives apricot scrub brightening:

                I love St. Ives scrubs,and this one is also not an exception, I will definitely repurchase it and for sure will review it also.

•  Boots cucumber whitening cleansing lotion :

       I love boots products, they are pretty decent for the price, but this one I am not a fan of, I will skip this.

 L'oreal hydra - total 5 facial wash :
        This is good face wash, it cleans your face and doesn't make your skin dry, remember I have combination skin, I may buy it again or I will try new products,didn't decide yet.

•  Body Shop tea tree face mask :

  I love love love this face pack, it cleans your face and freshens you up. I feel even lifts your mood. Definitely a must buy for me. I highly recommend this for people with blemished skin, it does wonder. I will revive it later on.

•  Jolen creme bleach mild formula + aloe Vera :

 This is one of the must have product in my stash. I am a person with facial hairs, and I prefer to bleach them rather than any other methods available. Normal Jolen bleach is considered to be super heavy on skin, but this one is mild and with aloe vera, it does less harm to your skin ( I won't say it doesn't harm your skin at all, that's insane, after all it's a chemical). I use it once in a month to feel good look beautiful. I will repurchase it soon .

Beauty products : 

•  Dove beauty cream :

   This is the moisturizer which I had used /seen since childhood. So if you ask me for normal moisturizer  I will say Dove without any second thought. I will buy this one again, it's cheap but does it's work, I feel happy to see it on my dressing table.

•  The body shop tea tree oil :
             I can't live without this product ( at least for few years I hope :) ). I had already reviewed it HERE , check it out for more info.

•  No7 protect & perfect intense eye cream :

       This is a good night cream from No7, but i guess its pretty expensive for a drugstore skin care product. I may try something else for that price , QR 120 ( INR 1500 approx).

•  Nivea daily comfort deo roll on :

         It a good deo. But I will not be buying it, my friend told me we should avoid direct application of spray/ perfume/deo to our skin it may cause breast cancer , it seems the skin in our armpit is very sensitive. It's personal choice, but somehow i decided to avoid. 

•  The bodyshop moisture foundation SPF 15 :

 I like this foundation, but I like mineral foundation from TBS more and I have it already so I will not be buying this again.

Maxfactor under eye concealer :

This is an okay okay concealer, I will skip this. anyways I have my L'oreal BB nude magique concealer which i had used here, i love it, will review soon, check it out HERE.

 L'oreal UV protect SPF 50 :

   I literally live with it, already bought new tube. Reviewed HERE

•  The bodyshop moisture white shiso night treatment : 

 I love this night cream, started using new tub since 2 days, please find review HERE

•  The bodyshop tea tree spot blemish corrector :

 I was very upset with this, not at all good. Don't buy this.

•  Body fantasies body spray - freesia fantasy : 

I love this body spray/ mist, it was different varieties to chose from, I am addicted to this, I currently using another variety from the same range, will review soon.

So, that's it, I bid goodbye to all of them with a promise to some of them to see them again and rest it's Adios from me. This is also a opening for other products..hhehehheeeee....:)

Stay Happy & Beautiful

TC & With Love,

Monday, 15 July 2013

L'oreal UV Perfect 12H LongLasting UV Protector SPF 50 - Review & Swatches

If you ask me which makeup/skin care products you can't live without, the answer will be very simple - Lip balm,and sunblock cream. Yeah, my daily routine is as simple as that, sometimes I don't even wear kohl/eyeliner,I like to be simple to office (mind you I spend a hell lot of time in office 10 hours/5 days per week ).This days summer here in Doha is hitting the peak, and leave you tanned within 10 minutes of sun exposure.The saviour for me in this hot climate and in the dry winters is " L'oreal UV Perfect 12H long-lasting UV Protector SPF 50 UVB- transparent skin".

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  What L'oreal Says :

UV Perfect gives you protection against brown spots, skin darkening and premature ageing (SPF 50) • SX and XL [XL Block]: Provides optimal UVB and reinforced UVA protection • Anti-Oxidant Complex + Activa Cells: Reinforce protection against free radicals • Detoxyl: Prevents pollutants from fixing on the skin • UV Perfect: Gives a long-lasting optimal protection in a New icy moisturizing texture • Ultra fine, non greasy/ non sticky texture

Price : 35 QR  for 30 ml

  My Opinion :

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 I told you already, I can't live with out this product. It's the best sunscreen lotion I had ever used. Kind of summer we have her in Doha or anywhere in middle east, it's very important to use a good one with  high SPF. I don't even remember when I started using this sunscreen and how many tubes i used so far.

Swatches :

   swatch   blended

soon after blending soon after blending

15 mnts after blending 15 mnts after blending

 So, the following are my take on the product :  

Hits :
  • Good protection, stays long
  • Didn't leave my face oily ( I have combination skin)
  • Not too expensive
  • Gives a dewy glowing skin look
  •  other than the initial white cast, it absorbs to the skin
  • fragrance free
 Miss :
  • It doesn't stay for 12 hours as it claims, but definitely stays for 8 to 10 hours, so we can neglect it c'mon :)
  • It creates initial white cast, but which disappears with in 15 minutes,other than this, I didn't find any miss for this product.
My Rating : 


  My Recommendation :

I totally love this product and recommend everyone to try this. Its one of its kind . You will love it for sure. Stay Beautiful

 TC & With Love,

 Happy Go Lucky Gal

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable -040 Rendezvous Review & LOTD

One of the most talked product of the year was " Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain". It resembles Clinique Chubby sticks in many matter, but what makes Revlon JBK is that it's affordable. Even Bourjois have similar kind of product but its staying power is in question. Anyways here I am going to review Revlon JBK in shade Rendezvous - 040. It's a lovely mandarine colour with a touch of peach in it .

What Revlon Claims : 

It’s a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of color that lasts hour after hour. The gel formula comes in 12 vibrant shades that match any look or mood. 

Ingredients :

Price :

QR 59 / £ 7 for 2.7 g

My Opinion :

The first thought which came to my mind when I saw this lip balm ( they say so) was "OMG they are so cute"����. And I wanted to buy this. The package is so cute and very easy to use, it's also travel friendly. Anyone remember the big crayon like kajal which was widely available in 90s??? I still remember how my mom always used it and she looked so gorgeous. This crayon like sticks reminds me of that kajal , only difference being these are colourful and that was grey. It has smooth texture , u can paint your lips just like you painted any drawing with crayon pencil in your childhood. Once applied it gives you the feel of wearing a balm ( it has a cooling effect )on your lips. Its also moisturising in the right way, so that to allow the colour stay for long time .Colour is a beautiful orange with peach with a touch of coral. Staying power is very good, it stayed for straight 5 hours with meal and drinks for me, and  I was happy about it. 

Overall conclusion of the product :

I love this product to the core, I don't see any miss, so I am not stating any hit points, you get everything that you are looking for in a lipstick/ lip balm in this product.

Swatches :

Rating :

5 / 5

Recommendation : 

I love this product and recommend it to all, you should try it.

Stay happy and beautiful

TC & With Love,

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Revlon Matte Powder Blush - 002 Blushing Berry

There are certain blushes which looks really good in the tub and you can't resist buying . That was kind of feeling happened to me when I saw " Revlon matte powder blush - 002 blushing berry". It's that beautiful pink colour which instantly lightens up your face and mood. 

What Revlon has to say : 

Brushes onto cheeks smoothly and effortlessly for a soft matte look and a smooth, even finish.
Perfectly defines and contours the cheekbones. There are 2 shades available :

  • Perfect Peach
  • Blushing Berry , and among these two blushing berry is the bestseller.

Price :
           QR 47/ $ 9 for 5.1 gm

Ingredients :

My Opinion:

 I have a love hate relationship with this blush. It is a warm pink blush, which is a total matte blush, that means you can use it as a daily blush. It suits for girls who are fair, fair - medium and medium skin-toned . The package of the blush is very much standard Revlon,  a small square box with 2 compartments, 1 of course is blush and the other one is the space for small cute brush. Unlike other brushes with other blushes, this one is very soft,dense and does serve its purpose. The box even has a small mirror inside the lid which is an added advantage.The texture of the blush is good but pigmentation is average. Staying power of this blush is not more than 3 hours. Blending has to be done properly otherwise it will leave you look like a clown. These blush can be build up also for extra dramatic look.  At times I felt this powder is chalky, which is a dis-advantage.

My overall conclusion about the product :

Hit :

  • good package
  • soft and dense brush
  • small mirror also provided
  • perfect matte blush
  • can be used as daily blush
  • texture is good
  • can be built up on for dramatic look.
  • average pigmentation 
Miss :

  • chalky at times
  • has to be blended properly to avoid clowny look.

My Rating :

3.5 / 5

Swatches :

Please find the cheek swatches, note that I didn't use any makeup on my cheek so that you can clearly understand the shade of the blush. I had also applied blush heavily so that it can be clearly visible in photo.  This can be blended to a beautiful pink cheeks.

My Recommendation :
If you are looking for a warm pink blush ,your search ends here. 

Stay Happy & Beautiful

TC & With Love,