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Forest Essentials HAND POUNDED ORGANIC FRUIT SCRUB

FOREST ESSENTIALS HAND POUNDED ORGANIC FRUIT SCRUB
FOREST ESSENTIALS HAND POUNDED ORGANIC FRUIT SCRUB

For the last few months, my post count is in the decreasing order and I totally feel horrible about not being able to blog frequently. I am currently in India and from the day I landed here, it has been terribly bad with 2 cyclones creating havoc in my city and the death of the CM of Tamilnadu causing shut downs and hence I was not able to do all my pending work. The cyclone Vardah left behind a devastated city and it took 4 days for the power and internet to be restored. Nature is kind of playing against Chennai every December and there is nothing that we can do about it.

Now, my ramblings aside, I have interesting updates coming up in life and will keep you posted on that in the coming weeks. My husband and I went on a shopping spree in Chennai because we were tired of buying just white & black coloured simple clothes back there in Singapore and I got excited seeing colourful garments. I also got to try some skincare stuff from Kama Ayurveda and Forest Essentials because I basically love sniffing their showrooms and of course you cannot come out without buying anything.

Soulpure Tea Tree Oil Soap - With Activated Charcoal Review

Soulpure Tea Tree Oil Soap India Review
Soulpure Tea Tree Oil Soap India 

How does it feel like to take a nice warm shower with a nice handmade soap with all natural ingredients that moisturise your skin and leaves it super clean and fresh? Recently, I got to try this beautiful, hand - crafted soap from the brand SOULPURE which contains activated carbon and shea butter that makes your skin squeaky clean and feeling really soft.


Bobbi Brown Eyebrow Pencil in the shade Brunette Review

Bobbi Brown Eyebrow Pencil in the shade Brunette Review
Bobbi Brown Eyebrow Pencil in the shade Brunette 


It feels like an eternity since I wrote on the blog and I am extremely sorry for being away from the blog. There are few things going on personally which is keeping me away from the blog. I have been doing some fun makeup assignments too which have been interesting.

I have started losing hair from my eyebrows maybe due to my age or generally my hair growth is retarded these days or maybe it is just a bad salon that I go to but I definitely notice a decrease in hair volume. Now, this brings the necessity for a good eyebrow pencil on a daily basis and thus comes today's article.

Sephora Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner Review

Sephora Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner Review
Sephora Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner Review
When I joined the Professional Makeup Artist course, the main thing that I understood is how to follow hygiene practices while applying makeup. Makeup Brushes form an integral part of makeup and maintaining them is very important when it comes to hygiene practices. Sometimes we have the need to do makeup for 2 or more people continuously and we cannot use the same used brushes or neither can we have different sets of brushes. We need a quick cleaner so that we can proceed with our work without wasting time in cleaning & waiting for them to dry.

Lakme Absolute Liquid Liner in Brown Shimmer Review, Swatches

Lakme Absolute Liquid Liner in Brown Shimmer Review, Swatches
Lakme Absolute Liquid Liner in Brown Shimmer 

Sometimes when you dig up your vanity bag , you end up finding interesting products that were totally ignored and you feel like you have got your hands on totally brand new buys.While I was cleaning my vanity table & storage boxes, I got this glittery brown liquid liner from Lakme Absolute Collection which had been lying there for a while. I am not a big fan of brown liners because they do not show up on my eyelids since I have quite a dark eyelid but I got this one on an offer , so I thought this is the best way to try it.

H&M Revelation Body Scrub Review

H&M Revelation Body Scrub Review
H&M Revelation Body Scrub Review
I have been addicted to body scrubs ever since I first tried them and have been hooked on to using them on a regular basis for soft, smooth skin. When H&M ventured into makeup and skincare, I headed to their store and had bought a few stuff from them. This scrub was one among that and I love how it smells so good and it does a wonderful job.I was using Soap & Glory's 'scrub all these days and after trying this one, I might go with this one in the future.

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub Foam Review

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub Foam Review
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub Foam Review

I have been a huge fan of Innisfree since I tried their Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and it is such an affordable brand and the products work wonders on my skin. You can read the review of their clay mask here.
I have never been so loyal to any commercial brand like this before and I truly wish to try other products from their Jeju Series. I always believe that products from the same range work better than mixing up products from different series. For now, I have tried their scrub & clay mask & I soon wish to try their toner and essence.

H&M Eye Color Palette Aubergine Dream Review, Swatches

H&M Eye Color Palette Aubergine Dream Review, Swatches
H&M Eye Color Palette Aubergine Dream 


If you had seen my Fall Inspired makeup look, you would have seen me use the H&M's eyeshadow palette with pretty shades from the brown, taupe and purple shade family. These colors are pretty neutral and can match a wide variety of skin tones as well. I am eyeing the Huda Beauty Rose Gold eyeshadow palette because a girl can never have enough makeup. I still have so many unfinished palettes which have to be dumped in a year since they all are going to complete their 3-year expiry period. So coming back to this H&M Aubergineeyeshadow palette, I created a fall inspired look using it and here is the review of the palette with swatches.

Fall Inspired Eye makeup tutorial using H&M Aubergine Dream palette



Rose Gold and Purple are one of my most favorite shades when it comes to eyeshadows for Indian skin tone. They suit almost all types of skintones and give a glam yet subtle look. I had this new eyeshadow palette from H&M which had shades of aubergine, taupe and other mild brown shades and I wanted to create a look for FALL season although I do not experience this in the place I live. The palette is super affordable and the shades are so much like Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.

H&M Cream lip Color in Rosehip Jam Review

H&M Cream lip Color in Rosehip Jam Review
H&M Cream lip Color in Rosehip Jam Review

I have some happy news for you guys- I have graduated in Diploma in Professional Makeup Artistry and I am so happy to be pursuing something that I love.Speaking of makeup, the product that plays a crucial role and is my most favorite are lipsticks and I can never have enough of them. In my recent H&M makeup haul, I got a lovely red lipstick that has a beautiful orange tone and it suits Indian skin tone so well.  H&M's makeup products are very moderately priced and they are also having a great shade range in every product.

Sale Shopping - Jewelry Haul - Ft Lovisa

Lovisa Jewelry Haul SIngapore
Lovisa Jewelry Haul Singapore

It has been a long time since I went out and did some serious shopping or splurged. I also usually set a budget before heading out so that I do not go overboard while shopping. It was one such day that my husband and I went out without any intentions for shopping and I just happened to spot a BIG SALE sign outside LOVISA, which is one of my favorite accessories shopping destination. So naturally I just got tempted and wanted to see if anything was worthy enough to be picked up. I was initially kind of not very happy with what I was finding because they all seemed pretty similar to what I already have or some were too huge & chunky which I might not even wear. 

But during a sale, it is very important to closely look at every rack because there will always be a hidden gem. When I started spending more time and looking carefully, I did manage to spot some great stuff at great prices too!

Aroma Essentials Almond Milk & Calamine Soap Review

Aroma Essentials Almond Milk & Calamine Soap Review
Aroma Essentials Almond Milk & Calamine Soap 

I usually try to stick to one soap or body wash because it is usually believed that changing soaps can lead to skin problems. But when it comes to natural soaps, I try them at times because they are chemical free and do not cause any reaction on our skin.I love the smell of natural soaps and how gentle they are on the skin. I happened to try an almond milk based soap from Aroma Essentials which not only smells amazing but also looks cute at the same time.

H&M All Day Liquid Foundation in Caramel Review & Swatch

H&M All Day Liquid Foundation in Caramel Review & Swatch
H&M All Day Liquid Foundation in Caramel 

Light-weight foundations are my go to favorite because the heavier ones can clog the pores when used on a daily basis and blocks the skin from breathing.Light-weight foundations provide medium coverage and look very natural on the skin. The latest light-weight foundation that I tried is from H&M and I am loving its texture and staying power.H&M Beauty section has several shade selections in their foundation and lipstick departments. Finding right foundation shade is yet another tough thing to do but I felt so happy that H&M had so many shades with different tones to choose from.

Organicmill Salve & Body Sunscreen Review

Organicmill Salve & Body Sunscreen
Organicmill Salve & Body Sunscreen


Once you start using natural skin care products, you would think twice before buying those chemical infused ones again.This is from my experience of working with 100 % natural skincare products from various brands. Though the results take some time to show explicitly, it definitely works way better than chemical based products and is safe to use.

I got this opportunity to work with the brand Organicmill , which is based out of Noida and is freshly prepared by Dishi, who owns the brand. She contacted me and sent 2 products over for me to try them & review them on the blog. You can read more about Organicmill here and contact her on the same Facebook page for orders.

Catrice Cosmetics Made to Stay Inside Eye Khol Kajal in the shade 010 Come Black and Stay

Catrice Cosmetics Made to Stay Inside Eye Khol Kajal in the shade 010 Come Black and Stay
Catrice Cosmetics Made to Stay Inside Eye Khol Kajal

When it comes to eye kohl, my all time favorite is Lakme Eyeconic Kajal and I do not think I can ever find an alternative to it. But nothing stops me from trying out other brands when I am left with no more of my Lakme Eyeconic kajal. Catrice cosmetics is my latest found love and it offers great budget beauties. You might have read my Catrice Cosmetics Pressed Powder review last month and today I have their Inside Eye Khol in Black.


H&M Beauty & Cosmetics Haul

H&M Beauty Singapore products
H&M Beauty Singapore Haul

It's such a satisfying feeling to be back to blogging after about a fortnight and I am so happy to announce that my Diploma in Makeup Course has been completed and I would receive the certificate in about 2 weeks time.So what better than a haul post for my comeback post and here I am with an interesting haul from H&M's Newly Introduced Beauty Section. The beauty section comprises of all the major cosmetics products combined with skincare and some makeup related accessories as well like makeup pouches, hair accessories , makeup brushes.

Zoeva 230 & 231 Precise Blender Brush Review

Zoeva 230 & 231 Luxe Pencil  eyeshadow brush
Zoeva 230 & 231 Luxe Pencil  eyeshadow brush


Makeup Brushes play a crucial role in your stash and they have to be chosen wisely in order to get the desired results. I cherish my makeup brush collection and always feel that I need to add quality pieces to the collection. I had been eyeing on Zoeva brushes for quite some time and when they had launched in the new Sephora at Ion Orchard , I wanted to have a look at them personally and pick them up. Of all brushes, eye makeup brushes are my favorite because eye makeup is crucial for every makeup artist. I have MAC 217 for my crease blending and sometimes I feel it is not ideal for those with narrow eyelids. From Zoeva, I managed to grab 2 brushes that I felt would be suitable for people with smaller eyelid areas.

Loreal Paris WHITE PERFECT CLINICAL DAY CREAM SPF19 PA+++

Loreal Paris WHITE PERFECT CLINICAL DAY CREAM SPF19 PA+++
Loreal Paris WHITE PERFECT CLINICAL DAY CREAM SPF19 PA+++


Protecting your skin against harsh sunlight is very important and although I realized it late, I have been following a good regimen sincerely from then. If you had seen my August Makeup & Skincare Haul Video , you would have known that I am currently trying out a day & night cream from Loreal Paris which has been doing wonders for my skin. I have been using the day cream regularly when compared to the night cream and hence the review is of the day cream.It has made my skin uniform and even complexioned while at the same time not making my skin oily. 

Catrice Cosmetics All Matte Plus Powder in 030 Warm Beige Review

Catrice Cosmetics All Matt Powder Review
Catrice Cosmetics All Matt Powder Warm Beige

August has not been a great month for the blog because I have been quite busy with my makeup course and hence only 5 posts till now. My Alexa rank has fallen terribly which I am quite concerned about but there is nothing that I can do till mid-September when my exams would get over and I would secure my Diploma. A little bit of sacrifice for the something bigger is worth it.

I have talked enough about Catrice Cosmetics in my previous posts and this All Matte Plus Powder is one of the best buys ever from their range. Their products are so affordable and of great quality which is why it makes me go crazy for their products. 

August Skincare & Cosmetics Haul - Video Update


It has been ages since I did Youtube videos or haul posts on the blog. I am enjoying my makeup classes and spend the rest of the time taking rest as well cooking because cooking is also my passion. I had been on a shopping spree after a long time recently and managed to grab some skincare and cosmetics. Catrice Cosmetics is my new found love and I have been using the products for the past one week and I am loving them. In this video , I bring to you the skincare as well the makeup products that I purchased recently and their individual reviews will be up on the blog one by one.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in 600 Devotion Review

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in 600 Devotion Review
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in 600 Devotion 


A lipstick has become an integral part of my makeup and I do not step out of the house without using one.It has been ages since I bought lipsticks and I felt so deprived all these days. Ì have also not bought any drugstore brand product for a long time and I walked into Guardian store searching for new launches from Maybelline, Revlon and Loreal. I found an interesting lip tint from Revlon whose packaging was so pretty that it caught my attention instantly.

NOTD After Ages - Ft Catrice Cosmetics - My new found love

 Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Nail Lacquer Shade 108 The Very Berry Best
Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Nail Lacquer Shade 108 The Very Berry Best


You all must have read my previous post where I have raved about how affordable NYX cosmetics is in Singapore,  but I have found a new brand which offers a great range of products at a much more affordable price - Catrice Cosmetics.
I just went mad when I saw some amazing products at such affordable prices and managed to grab quite a few nice products. It has been several months since I even did a good nail care regimen and was dying to shape my nails and paint them nicely. Catrice Cosmetics Nail Polish range looked really attractive and I grabbed a very pretty Berry Shade and here is the NOTD.

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Black/Grey Review

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Black/Grey Review
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Black/Grey 


I am the laziest person when it comes to filling eyebrows while doing my makeup. I kind of skip it if the occasion is not an important one and do it light handed if the need arises. The reason why I dread filling eyebrows is that one small mistake, your face would look totally funny.  Moreover,  I have naturally asymmetrical eyebrows which are quite tough to be tamed. Since I started attending makeup classes, I have worked with more complicated eyebrows and hence gained confidence in shaping them. I was using NYX's eyebrow pencil in dark brown which I felt was a bit lighter for my dark black hair and decided to try out a black eyebrow filling powder. NYX offers really affordable products and there was no element of doubt in choosing the brand.


Aroma Essentials Hydrating Night Serum Review

Aroma Essentials Hydrating Night Serum Review
Aroma Essentials Hydrating Night Serum 


How important is a night cream or a leave-on mask ? It is as important as a day cream because, at night, your entire body rejuvenates including your skin. It is important to cleanse your skin well at night and use a good night cream so that it can recover from the damage done by the pollution and the sun. I love using oils these days and some days when I am not in a mood for heavy oils, I go for creams that can give a soft, supple skin when I wake up the next morning. Aroma Essentials is a chemical free brand available in India and I love their products because they are natural and provide great visible results in few uses. I have been using Aroma essentials Hydrating Night Serum for the last few weeks and have been loving the effect on my skin.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in Cobalt & Milk Review

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in Cobalt & Milk Review
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in Cobalt & Milk 


I love visiting Sephora every now and then just to geta whiff of their beautiful perfume collections. I also would check out new makeup releases from the Sephora counter and my most favorite NYX counter because I just feel their quality is too good and their price is also affordable. Maybelline, Revlon and Loreal are pretty expensive here in Singapore and I have not bought a single product from these brands after I came here and I really miss them. I picked up a few products from NYX for my makeup class, although they were not part of their new release. I have the famous Jumbo Pencils in the shades Cobalt and Milk for review today 

Freeman Pomegranate Facial Revealing Peel Off Mask Review

Freeman Pomegranate Facial Revealing Peel Off Mask Review
Freeman Pomegranate Facial Revealing Peel-Off Mask 


I am getting crazily busy these days with makeup classes every single day due to which I hardly get time to sit and blog. I have not gone makeup shopping in a while too and I feel kind of sad because of that. You get motivated when you have something new to try on and review on the blog. I am planning to go for some shopping real soon just to feel good and get motivated. I use a sunscreen when I head out in the morning to class, but when I return, I remove my makeup and sunscreen because we try out new looks every day and we remove it at the end of the class. I already have enough products to carry and hence do not take my sunscreen. I just finish my class and head home because I am already hungry and have no time for BB cream or sunscreen. Due to this negligence, I have got badly tanned and have been trying out various masks since the last 2 weeks.

Today I have a mask from the most affordable Freeman Range and it is their Pomegranate Peel Off Variant.

Sephora Sheet Masks - Avocado & Pearl Mask Review

Sephora Sheet Masks - Avocado & Pearl Mask Review
Sephora Sheet Masks - Avocado & Pearl Mask 

Not always do we have the time to go for a facial to keep our skin supple and fresh. So on those days when you need a quick facial or a refreshing clean up before heading out, sheet masks are the way to go.  Sheet masks are also a craze right now in the market because it is so easy to use and requires no washing or scrubbing.  The sheet masks are great for hydrating your skin when it is really dry and the skin feels really soft & supple post usage.

I have tried sheet masks from various brands , which include a lot of Korean brands,  and their effect would last just a day or sometimes just for hours. 
Among all the brands that I have tried, I have really loved the Sephora sheet masks whose effects are instantly visible. Today, I have 2 masks from their range for review and they are the Avocado & Pearl.

Aroma Essentials Arnica Flax Hair Serum Review

Aroma Essentials Arnica Flax Hair Serum Review
Aroma Essentials Arnica Flax Hair Serum Review

How many of you just rush out of the house with wet hair on days you do not have time to dry your hair? I used to do that most of the time earlier which resulted in severe sinusitis and then I decided that I would dry my hair well before I step out. I sometimes fear to step out in the sun after I have washed my hair that it would be damaged from the sun exposure. I have tried several serums in the past which made my hair really flat and I had to wash my hair every other day which was a tough task. Madhurima from Aroma Essentials sent me this lovely hair serum that would protect my hair from sun damage which is really amazing because I live in a tropical place.

How To Transform Your Ethnic Wear In a New Way


Every type of dress has its own beauty and speciality, say it western wear or Indian ethnic wear.These are not just two words but define the whole custom of the western and eastern world respectively in their unique way. Talking about Indian ethnic wear types, there is more type of dresses to explore. Whether it is your traditional saree, online salwar suits, Indo-western dresses, every type of ethnic wear has seen a lot of evolution which make them perfect for every season and generation.

Thorough Cleansing After Makeup Session - Video Alert


Makeup removal is as important as the technique of applying makeup because even a small leftover product on your face can cause breakouts. So every night, ensure that you completely remove the makeup without being lazy to make sure you do not get any acne breakouts.There are several makeup removal products available in the market but I have my own routine including several cleansers, makeup removers, and wipes.It is also important to use a toner and a moisturizer at the end  to make your skin soft and supple. The night is when the entire body rejuvenates and it is really important to use a good night cream so that your skin can revive itself.

BH Cosmetics Modern Mattes 28 color eyeshadow palette Review & Swatches

BH Cosmetics Modern Mattes 28 color eyeshadow palette Review & Swatches
BH Cosmetics Modern Mattes 28 color eyeshadow palette Review & Swatches

Indian way of applying makeup and Asian way of applying makeup is way too different from what I expected it to be. They prefer neutral colors and mostly matte shades that just slightly accentuate their eyes while we prefer brighter colors and gold hues to match our traditional outfits. In our class, we practice the makeup techniques taught on each one of us in a rotation and when I got to work with Asian friends, I realized that all my shimmery palettes were a little too bright for them. So I had to invest in a good, matte palette that would have most of the neutral colors and also other shades , just in case I need to add some colors to the outer corner etc. While I was browsing online, I saw a lot of high-end brands offering matte palettes that were pretty good but at the same time expensive. I was looking at a medium budget palette which would serve the purpose and at the same time would not burn a hole in my pocket.

A Triangular Makeup Sponge or a Beauty Blender?

Beauty Blender Dupe in Singapore
Beauty Blender Dupe Vs Normal Triangular Sponge


I always was a supporter of a Buffing Foundation brush until I discovered how useful a sponge can be when it comes to blending of foundation/concealer/color correctors & other cream based products. A buffing brush is useful for liquid foundations and works like magic with them by giving a flawless airbrushed effect. Sponges, on the other hand,  are not good for liquid foundations because they absorb a lot of the product which leads to product wastage and hence we go for synthetic bristled brushes.

However when it comes to flawless, even, full coverage, and long lasting foundation, it is better to go for cream based ones which require a sponge for blending it uniformly.  For cream products, we wet the sponge, blot the excess water and then use it to blend the products. 

Kryolan Color Wheel Concealer Circle (Neutralizer)- How important is a color corrector for professional Makeup Artists?

Kryolan Color Wheel Concealer Circle (Neutralizer)
Kryolan Color Wheel Concealer Circle (Neutralizer)

Makeup classes are getting all the more interesting and there is so much to learn both theoretically and practically. YouTube videos only give you an insight but while you practice, you realize that you are making so many mistakes and the same thing goes to classes as well. When a demo is shown, everything looks so simple but when we are given time to practice those techniques, the next step does not even come to my mind and you have to keep the time in mind as well. 


My First Day at School

She just got up hurriedly from the bed and ran to check the time just to realize it was 4 am in the morning and the alarm did not ring yet. She went back to bed with her heart still beating fast and thought to herself, " I still have 3 hours to sleep and 5 hours to get ready and go to school." This girl is none other than me and yes it was my first day at school. 
I know, each one of you out there is wondering what I am talking about and pondering if you should even read my blog from now on. Well, girls please do not close the browser and go anywhere and I shall break the suspense right now.

Shop the latest Sephora Vouchers and Earn Cashback with Shopback


Online Shopping is getting better day by day with websites providing better, wider varieties, cheaper shipping rates, and cash back. Our shopping experience is being taken to the next level with such interesting features available in online shopping and today we are going to discuss Shopback which is a cashback website for only Singaporean online shoppers.

Being a lifestyle blogger, I am constantly looking for fresh outfit ideas and new products that can be reviewed on the blog.Predominantly,I do my Shopping during the Sale so that I do not end up spending lots of my money.If we are able to save some money by buying online and at the same time also receive a cashback for our purchase, is that not a wise decision everyone should be taking? 

When I was requested by Shopback to check out their website and what it has to offer, I grabbed the opportunity to understand how they work.

Summery Vibes - Time to Go Bright - OOTD

Singapore beauty and fashion blogger
Dressing up Bright for Summer

I know this post is quite late for those friends in India where some of them are experiencing monsoons and some, light showers but nevertheless, for Singapore, it is still summer. I love bright colors and sport them quite often especially shades like bright yellow and orange. You all know that I am a jewelry addict and had recently purchased some classic pieces from my favorite brand Lovisa and you can read about that here.Long Story Short - I had been eyeing a statement necklace for a long time and finally I bought it during the sale season but did not know how to style it since it was quite a chunky / funky one. You have to be very careful while styling a statement necklace as it can make or break an outfit depending on how you are styling it. After going through a lot of pictures on Instagram, Pinterest and not finding the right inspiration, I decided to trust my instincts and searched shops for the matching outfit. 

Everyday Wear Lipstick - Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick in Sheer Berry Review

Lipstick for everyday wear / office wear for Indian Skin tones
LAKME Absolute Creme Lipstick in Sheer Berry


Alone I sit and gaze at my laptop screen, wondering what post to write next ,amidst the amount of pending work that I have. I always start a series on the blog and leave it half way because I get bored of the old idea soon and start looking for fresh ones. After about 30 minutes,I finally conclude that I am a TRUE GEMINI and start writing a new article thinking it is just normal for me to be that way. So basically, if I leave a series incomplete, it is not my fault, but the fault lies in my horoscope.Don't blame me !

The BOHO in me - Boho Embroidery Top and Stacked Bangles - OOTD

how to style Bohemian outfit
Styling a Bohemian White Embroidered Top

If you had read my 'What I wore in Phuket' post, you would have known that I love Boho outfits and accessories. While pondering over my love for all things Boho, I just stumbled upon the fact that I had a white Bohemian top (that many of you requested to do an OOTD post about) lying around and decided to do a post for the readers who requested for it. I bought the white top during my visit to Bugis street and it was featured in the Budget Shopping in Bugis post here.

NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in the shade Gleam Review and Swatches

NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in the shade Gleam Review
NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in the shade Gleam 

I am a total summer person because I love bright colors and Summers lift up my spirits.Being raised in a place like Chennai where the seasons are not that distinct, I got easily accustomed to Tropical Singapore. There always is a quick shower in the afternoon but apart from that the weather is pretty much the same all through the year.


SUMMERS IMPLY SUNKISSED CHEEKS & TANNING!

How many of us have sunkissed cheeks naturally? I am not that blessed but definitely, I can fake one using the right product. Summer is all about the healthy glow on you although tanning is a part of this journey. Highlighting & Contouring has gained importance in the recent years and I feel it is really important to learn those techniques to give your face that sculpted look. Highlighting can be an easy task if you have a product like NYX Liquid Highlighter because you do not need any brush to deal with it. Just dot a few drops on the areas that require highlighting and blend with your fingers.

What I wore during my Phuket Trip - Video Alert Plus OOTD for Beach Vacation

What to wear on a beach vacation
What to wear on a beach vacation

I love planning my outfits ahead be it attending a wedding, or a party and while traveling too. Of course, every woman would love to do that and I too enjoy doing that along with shopping for those outfits.So when my Phuket trip got confirmed, the first thing that came to my mind was to look out for outfit inspirations online and then to head out for shopping. When it comes to western outfits, my personal favorite would be BOHO outfits and I really love to flaunt chunky jewelry too.I decided on a budget first and then headed out to my most favorite shopping store in Singapore, i.e : H&M. H&M has a great range of choices, size options and of course, SALE, so the first stop was at H&M.I got some of the boho outfits from H&M and the rest of the outfits are from my existing collection. So let us see what were the outfits that I wore and let me decode them for you.

Personalized Skincare & Cosmetics just for you from aplava.com



Don't you sometimes think that life is getting a lot easier these days with a lot more Apps and Websites working towards improving your lifestyle? Well, I definitely feel that the Internet is a blessing and there is so much out there which make our lives simpler. Being a beauty blogger and a person who loves to take good care of my skin and look presentable always, I keep looking for new launches and products that can help me achieve what I want. So this process can get a bit stressful when you have to browse through racks of products(traditional shopping) or pages of products(online shopping) to find the right one for you. But if I tell you that there is an alternative way to reduce your work but at the same time get the right products which would work for you, does that sound interesting?

Sephora Brightening and Hydrating Foundation in the Shade Medium Review and Swatches

Sephora Brightening and Hydrating Foundation
Sephora Brightening and Hydrating Foundation


I do not stock up on foundations as much as I stock up on lipsticks because I use lipsticks on almost a daily basis. Foundation is something I don't wear on a regular basis because I feel it prevents my skin from breathing.To make matters worse is the humidity here in Singapore which holds me back from applying foundation. So I had not bought any foundation for almost 3 years and was using my MAC whenever I needed one.Since it has been the only one in my stash, it got over and I had to invest in some other foundation. I could have probably gone for the same one but I really wanted something lighter this time and also something that is not completely matte and would give a subtle glow. MAC foundations are great for high coverage and for special occasions but on ordinary days, they tend to be heavy on the skin.

Now buying cosmetics from The US is so easy with EZBUY


ezbuy.com website

I have always had a fascination for cosmetics from the US because of their good quality and affordable nature like MakeupGeek eyeshadows, Colorpop cosmetics etc. Fearing the shipping charges & customs charges, I always quit at the Shopping Cart stage. Similar is the story with buying clothes from Chinese websites which are also much cheaper than ones found in Singapore. I have tried decoding taobao.com so many times and then finally given up hope because everything is in Chinese.To help resolve such issues and to also provide  very affordable shipping charges, we have EZBUY, which is a website that does the purchasing/shipping from USA, Taiwan, and China at a very affordable rate.

What one should learn from Life's experiences?

There is always a first time for everything , however, I was not really prepared for this one! To add to the agony, there were many other things that happened within a span of 24 hours which kind of shook me literally.

1 : Very first negative comment in my blogging journey which pretty much seems like an intentional negativity spreading one. Yes, it came t me as a shocker but now I am kind of okay with it. This person "Jaishri Honest Reviews" comments in a totally ruthless manner telling that I am giving fake reviews on this website called Sareez.com because they paid me to do so and we bloggers would do anything for money. Like seriously ? Grow up girl. I am someone who is generally very polite to people but I got really furious and commented back saying there was nothing fake in the review, and I could review only the product that I received. She had also posted a link to another review where this Youtuber rants about her bad experience with this website. Opinions differ and first of all , we bloggers don't get paid for doing product reviews. She commented back saying that this is the reason why I am still at 20 subscribers and the truth is always hurting etc which literally was very shocking to me. This was a very rude encounter for me and I was kind of disappointed initially but then came out of it thinking there are people always waiting to spread negativity in your life.

Birthday OOTD and how I spent my day

Wforwoman Kurta collection
WforWoman Kurta from their new Unusuals Collection

Well, it was a great birthday weekend last week, with lots of new foods and restaurants that I got to try and parallelly enjoying my vacation at Phuket right now. After all the planning and dreaming that I did about my Birthday being spent in a particular way, I must tell you that things did not go as planned but it went really well in a different way. The original plan was to head out for lunch and go to Gardens By the Bay and see the Flower Dome on then the next day , which everybody has been praising and sadly we have not seen it yet. Things went a bit out of control since my husband had some work on my birthday but yes, I joined him for lunch in Fullerton Hotel and had a great simple, yet delicious lunch with him and headed back home. The next day we went to a speciality restaurant called Saha's which serves fusion Indian food and the food was mind blowing.

Now Getting a Facial done is just a Click Away with UrbanClap.com

Urbanclap review
Pedicure 

Gone are the days when you have to make a booking at the salon, go and wait there despite making a booking,and get treated badly if you say you wish to do just a simple cleanup facial. The one sitting next to you who is doing a Skin Lightening Facial will be offered a juice and you just get water that too upon request. I am not generalizing this with all salons, but you have to accept the basic fact that this happens in most places.

Huge Birthday Haul - Clothes, Makeup and Accessories

River Island watch review
River Island Rose Gold Watch

Birthdays are always special where you get a lot of wishes and gifts which make you happy the whole day. I really get excited to meet all my family members, seek their blessings and get my gifts from them. This time, it is quite different being away from family but of course, my husband has ensured that I will have a great birthday by getting me awesome gifts and also by reserving a table for lunch tomorrow. So I have had a major self-pampering session today at home and feeling totally fresh to celebrate my birthday tomorrow. So without further delay, let me show you my Birthday Haul which also includes the Bugis Street Shopping(Read Here).

Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel Review

Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel
Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel


Summers are fun in a way where you can flaunt bright colors and enjoy the beaches but at the same time, it does really take a toll on your skin. But if you are well protected and take good care of your skin, there is nothing better than the summers.So I am all set to go for a beach vacation and while I was deciding the essentials that I need to pack, my eyes fell on this wonderful Pomegranate shade Massage Gel that was sitting on my vanity table. My mom had sent this to me here in Singapore and I would need it all round the year due to the Tropical Weather here. I am talking about nothing other than the Khadi's Rose and Aloe Massage Gel that looks so pretty and works wonders on your skin especially for summers.

Budget Shopping in Singapore - Vol 1 - Bugis Market

Bugis Junction Street Shopping Tips Blog
Bugis Junction Street Shopping Haul

Singapore continues to top the World's Most Expensive City list and that too for expats, it is quite challenging. However, there are a lot of small things that you can do to save your money and still have a really decent life with family dinners, vacations, and even good shopping. Well, if someone really wants me to do a post on how we manage our finances , I really do not mind writing one , but since that is not of concern in this post, I am giving it a miss here.

OOTD on a budget - Ft Forever 21 and H&M

Singapore beauty and fashion blogger
How to style Printed Pants


Are you confused looking at the title and wondering how can she dress on a budget while she is uttering names like Forever 21 & H&M? It is just a preconception that these brands are expensive and that one cannot find a budget beauty in their stores. In fact, even I had one such assumption before I did really step into their stores & found some great stuff on a budget.

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