20 Apr 2014

What's In My April 2014 FabBag?

Looks like the folks at FabBag wanted our bags to reach us in time for Easter this month. This year, I got my bag one week earlier than usual! I'm sure by now you all know what the FabBag is but in case you've been living under a rock, FabBag is a monthly beauty subscription bag that was known as Vellvette in it's earlier avatar. Anyway, I'm sure you want to know what I got in my bag this month. Here are the contents......

Contents of my April 2014 Fabbag including Sally Hansen, Beauty UK and Za.

16 Apr 2014

What A Girl Wants - Handmade Clay Facial Cleanser From Burst Of Happyness

A fortnight ago, my skin was a sight to see, not! It was red and blotchy and angry because I had been assaulting it with lots of potent products (read about it here), but then I realised my mistake and I decided to go a bit slow with all the products and give my skin some pampering care because, as everyone knows, too much of a good thing is also bad. 

One of those new products that I am quite obsessed with these days (and went overboard in the usage) is  "What A Girl Wants", a vegan, handmade clay facial cleanser for combination-oily skin made by Shreya Sharan under her brand "Burst of Happyness". 

What A Girl Wants - Clay Cleanser from Burst Of Happyness

So, what does a girl want in  a cleanser? It should be sulfate-free - Check. It should clean her skin without drying it out - Check. Tt should smell nice - Check. It should have ingredients that keep acne away - Check. It should remove makeup - Oops, sorry...that's asking for a bit much. Anyway, "What A Girl Wants" basically ticks almost all the right boxes in theory. Read on to know how it works in practical.....

13 Apr 2014

My New Blog: Luxe Desires

Hey Shringaristas,

A dear friend, who is also a wonderful beauty blogger (you know who you are), had once suggested to me that I should have a separate blog for my travel / hotel reviews and a separate one for book reviews. That thought stuck with me and I kept thinking, "should I? shouldn't I?" because honestly, it was difficult for me to get enough time for me to manage one blog. But I knew I would ultimately do it. So here's my new blog....


This is the blog that will talk of all the fine things...luxury hotels, fine dining, chic things and ultra-luxe products on my lust list etc. I do hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. Of course, it is still a work under progress, as is this blog, and I shall try to keep improving each day. All your inputs, suggestions and feedbacks are most valuable so do write in and let me know what you think and what you'd like to see featured there.

Don't forget to take part in my ongoing L'Oreal Giveaway where three girls can win a Shine Caresse gloss each :)

10 Apr 2014

L'Oreal Paris Shine Caresse GIVEAWAY!

Hello Shringaristas,

So you all know by now how the lovely L'Oreal Shine Caresse glosses are IDENTICAL dupes of the YSL Glossy Stains. If you don't know, go read my Face-Off here. Since I already loved the YSL stains, it goes without saying that I love the L'Oreal Shine Caresse too!

L'Oreal Shine Caresse Giveaway

Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask - Review

Last month, I was checking out BeautyBay.com trying to decide which exfoliating toner (acid toner) I should buy when I saw the WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask. It's packaging looked so appealing, with little pods and brush, and so different from most other masks that I immediately bought it without bothering to check it's reviews online and couldn't wait for it to reach me so that I could put it on my face. Read on to know how it fared on me....

Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask

Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask