Favorite Drugstore Lipsticks

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From left:  Rimmel Moisture renew – let’s get naked 705; Wet & Wild – 907c mauve outta here; Revlon –  850 HD Iris; Kiko 418; Rimmel – as u want Victoria 360; NYX – BLS01 Razzle Fiesta; NYX – Stella; Wet & Wild – 903c Just Peachy; Milani – Plum Rose 17

Which is your favorite drugstore lipstick?

Alex and Ani Bangles

I have been eyeing Alex and Ani bangles for sometime and recently picked couple of them from Nordstrom. Here is little bit about Alex and Ani for those who have never heard of this brand, their products are handcrafted in America and they promote sensitivity towards the well being of the planet, communities and individual path.

The bangles are expandable to fit different wrist size and each piece is customized to make it your own style. I picked up Scorpio and Path of life charms each with enclosed notes describing about symbols on the charms. Check it out as you might find it interesting as well.

XX 🙂

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MAYBELLINE Lash Sensational Mascara

Ladies, you got to try this mascara, I am really impressed with this one. It has mixed reviews but in my opinion, it’s a beautiful product. I find the formula dark, wet, rich and lovely. It definitely curls, defines and separate the lashes. A huge plus for me is that it doesn’t dry crunchy. It’s soft, but holds its shape. When I tried to remove it, I did notice it was tough to remove with makeup remover. After researching online found out that it comes out easily with oil based cleanser or any oil ( not sure.. haven’t tried it yet).

This mascara actually does what it advertises. The short bristles deposits most of the mascara at the base of the lashes and longer bristles fans out the lashes beautifully. The curved shape of the brush makes it easier to lift and curl the lashes. Overall a great mascara and a definite repurchase for me.

Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts?

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The Versatile Blogger Award

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Many thanks to lovely Aiko Eliot (aikamillablog) and Karen (confettiandcurves) for nominating me for Versatile Blogger Award, much appreciated. I don’t know much about Versatile Blogger Award, however, I do know that I have to share 7 facts about me and I have to nominate 7 other bloggers for this award. This is a great opportunity to share a little bit about me and also get to know all of you talented bloggers and readers. So here it goes:

1: Growing up it was my dream to get an Oscars and also to be on Oprah’s Show, Oh! well am still dreaming 🙂

2: I breathe, eat, sleep, walk creativity and my blog is just a reflection of that.

3: I always wanted to have a tattoo on my wrist, a scorpio (my sun sign) but after so many years am still thinking..guess 🙂 scared of the pain…

4: My ultimate dream is to own my own design company and known throughout the world for my creativity.

5. I am scared of water, even once attended swimming classes but guess what….now more scared and still don’t know swimming 🙂

6. I want to make a difference in this world by doing something for less fortunate ones.

7. I have never tried false eyelashes as it scares me to death because I am always thinking I might pull off my original ones in the process.

Bloggers I am nominating:

Confetti and Curves

Same Tay Different Day

Annies beauty

Vvalasimone

Elle kae

The Luxe Lookbook

joannaloves

Thank you all xxx 🙂

Pantone Color of the year

Hello!! Ladies, 2015 is here, which means – new fashion trends, new makeup, innovation and lots of exciting stuff to look forward to. Recently, Pantone announced color of the year 2015: Marsala. I was intrigued so checked the nearby Sephora, and  ladies if you are a fan of copper brick tone, then you gonna love this color. It’s a earthy red caramel  tone and it resembles the Marsala wine. So to show you all I picked up Pantone color of the year multi finish eyeshadow palette. It has matte, shimmer, pearl and glitter finish eyeshadows and one can create endless combinations. It’s a very earthy tone palette with reds, browns, few greens, a silver and a blue shade. Overall good quality and most of them blends well except glittery ones, which can be slightly flakey.  I love caramel, copper, brick, burgundy and brown shades, so for me 2015 color trend is a winner. Here is to color of the year

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Are you a fan of this color?

Faith vs Fear

How do you start your day, with fear or faith? I have noticed a pattern that when I sleep with worry or negativity in mind, I wake up next day with the same anxious thoughts, no wonder it’s recommended to start and end a day with positive thoughts, but sometimes it’s hard to shake that worry, which has been bothering for days. I am also guilty of feeding negative thoughts with more negativity, the result is fear and anxiety for no apparent reason.

For years I have been reading books and tried new stuff to overcome my anxiety but realized with time, that a simple shift within was all that’s needed. Books are great way to inspire and it surely helps to give perespective and motivation, but it’s ones  effort that will make it happen. In this journey of life I met some wonderful people who always seemed happy and full of zest for life, and it got me thinking, do they have a perfect life ? No, they choose to be happy and enjoy this wonderful journey – LIFE. So, shift your thoughts from fear of everything wrong in your life to faith instead, and you will see nothing short of miracle.

Always be full of gratitude for the life given to us by almighty. This is a way to condition ones mind that faith in God will overpower all the obstacles and It’s waste to drown oneself in worries, self pity and negativity. Promise yourself today that no matter whatever obstacles thrown your way, you will keep SMILING, BELIEVING and let’s start New Year with all positivity and joy. Happy New Year 🙂