Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summery Neon Swirls : NOTD

Here's my first attempt to do Marble Nail Art which i learnt from some You Tube tutorials. I am sorry that i cannot give you guys a tutorial because i could not take any pictures of the step by step procedure due to the fact that i had taped my fingers up to avoid mess. I know it makes no sense to you all as to what i am saying lol.. If you all wanna try this out ,search for it in You Tube there are many tutorials there which shows you the step by step procedure. I was happy with my attempt and just wanted to share the pic with you guys :)

I wanted to use bright neon colours perfect for summer, so keeping that in mind i used these nail polishes.

1. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in 110 Green With Envy
2. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in 420 Pacific Blue
3. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in 405 Coral Reef
4. Colorbar Pro Gliterrati Top Coat in 001 Retro Silver

xoxo lee

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Eco Tools : Five Piece Mineral Set

When it comes to applying makeup, i always had one problem and that was lack of owning good brushes. Until one fine day i saw in TiTi's Corner  that there is this awesome site called iherb which ships wonderful brushes like Real Techniques, Eco Tools and other awesome stuffs internationally. My happiness knew no bounds. I really wanted the Real Technique brushes but sadly i was low on cash so meekly settled for Eco Tools. I ordered the Five Piece Mineral Set and Six Piece Essential Set from Eco Tools. I paid $9.73 for the first and $7.22 for the second. They have this offer for first time customers that if you spend more than $40 then you get $10 or more discount and if you spend less than $40 then you get $5 discount. So i got a $5 discount. I also paid $12 for shipping and handling. So in total i paid $23.95 after discount. The site's shipping procedure is amazing. They ship it via DHL which has amazing tracking system. I placed my order on 03 June 2013. They shipped it on 04 June 2013 and i received it on 07 June 2013. Isn't that amazing!!!

Here I will give you guys review of the Five Piece Mineral Set.

This is what the packaging looks like :

 It comes in a travel pouch and has one Mineral powder Brush, one Concealer Brush, one Eye Shading Brush and one Mini Kabuki.

Mineral Powder Brush 

 This brush is "designed to apply mineral makeup with ease" and I use it to apply bronzer and for contouring.  The brush is shaped perfectly to do so. Below are pictures of the Brush's side face and front face and you will automatically understand why it is so perfect. :)

This brush is not like your ordinary powder brush which are most of the time big and fluffy. As you can see from the picture that it is kinda flat from the side and hence shaped properly for use in applying bronzer and for contouring.

Concealer Brush

 As the name suggests this brush does a fine job of applying concealer especially under eyes and on nose corners. It's head is tiny and precise to conceal any red marks and spots on the face.

Eye Shading Brush

This brush is specifically created to "swipe a sheer shadow over the base of your eyes." But I find the brush's head to large to do so. I used this more as a fluffy brush to blend my eye shadow.

Mini Kabuki

By far this is the cutest, tiniest kabuki brush i have ever seen. It's so darn cute and perfect for applying blushes. It perfectly swipes the blush around the apples of my cheek.

Travel Bag

 Lastly, all these brushes comes in this pretty travel bag. It is so convenient especially for a person like me who travels to and fro.

Hope this review was helpful for you guys and in case you all want to pick this amazing brush set or any other good stuffs from I herb you all can use this discount code DPZ891 to avail $10 or more discount on your first order over $40 or $5 discount on orders less than $40.

I will review the other set pretty soon so stay tuned.. xoxo lee

p.s : The sentences within quotes are cited from the back of the brushes set's packaging :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Revlon Nail Art : Expressionist and Neon

REVLON has recently launched their nail art collections here in India. As soon as i saw these babies, I had to have it. There are basically three distinct collection in this line of nail art, Moon Candy, Neon and Expressionist. Moon Candy has a dark base coat on one end and  chunky holographic glitters on the other side. Neon has a white base coat on one end and bright neon shades on the other. Expressionist has a colour with a regular brush on one end and a colour with a skinny brush on the other end.

Since the colours from the Moon Candy collection did not appeal to me much, I picked one polish each from Neon and Expressionist.

Expressionist : 340 Pinkasso

This one has a lovely shade of orange/coral shade as a base coat with a regular brush. On the other end it has bright fuchsia pink with a skinny brush. I am just tripping over the  combination of these two  shades together. It is so apt for summer.

This is how i did my nails with Pinkasso :) I applied two coats of  base colour and made stripes with  fuchsia pink.

Neon : 170 Ultra Violet

This one has a white base coat on one end and a neon purple on the other. White shade as a base coat helps to brighten and bring out the neon colour more vibrant.

This is how Ultra Violet looks on my nails :) I applied one coat of the white shade and applied two coats of purple on top.

I am really happy and content with these nail polishes. Initially the price bothered me but when you think of it we are getting two different shades for Rs 300 and that is like paying Rs 150 for each shade so that's pretty much alright. I'll definitely get some more of these but dunno when.. sigh!! I am so broke :(
                                                                                                                                             xoxo lee


Nyx Matte Lipsticks : lip swatches and review

When it comes to lipsticks, the safest option for me during the summers are the matte ones. Recently I ordered some NYX products from an online shop called Blanc to Noir which ships internationally. Along with some stuffs i ordered these three matte lipsticks from NYX. I got them for $4.20 (Rs 246 approx.) each.

I got them in three different shades Perfect Red, Indie Flick and Summer Breeze.

Summer Breeze.

Among all the three, I like this the most. It is light pink in shade, some what like a cotton candy colour. I feel this colour is perfect for summer and it goes pretty well with any bright summer outfit.

This is how it looks on my lips.

Indie Flick

The shade of this one is kinda like reddish tangerine. I usually wear this at night and I feel it compliments well with brown/golden eye shadow.

This is how it looks on my lips

 Perfect Red

This shade of red is one of my favourites among all the red lipsticks i have. It has a deep red shade but not that dark too.

This is how it looks on my lips.

These Lipsticks are pigmented and it stayed on my lips for about 3-4 hours. I did have to apply once i ate something.
The only thing i don't like about these lipsticks are that at times they seem a bit flaky. It does not apply properly on some parts of my lips because of this. You all can see that from my lip swatches.

Hope you guys enjoyed going through this. Do leave a comment below and follow me in Instagram (Pinkcesslee).
                           xoxo lee

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I Love Sales !

I am writing a post after a very long time. It's mid June and this is like my first post for the year 2013 lol. Actually I am busy writing my dissertation and it's nerve wrecking because the submission date is so near. Anyways last Saturday, I had gone out with my boo to Mani Square Mall, here in Kolkata. He had a show out there with his band "Hip Pocket". I was excited because I thought i'll shop while I'm there. My budget was Rs 2000. But then when i reached there, i didn't like anything. So after the show we decided to go to Forum to catch a late night movie. By the time we reached there, (Blame it on the traffic!!) all the shops were   closed except for FOREVER NEW. From far i could see the 50% off display on top of the shoe shelves. I literally ran, i mean who doesn't like the discount sign hehe. Well, i did get a good bargain. FOREVER NEW  had a 50% off discount on all of their shoes and bags and 30% off on their jewelry. This offer was on only  from 14th to 16th June.

Now moving on to the things i got :)

 I got this lovely tan bag in dirt cheap price. It was originally for Rs 2600 and with the discount i only paid Rs 1300.

I also got these lovely fluorescent neon sandal. It was originally priced at Rs 2400 but I paid Rs 1200 only.


I am really happy with the bargain i got and ya. i did go like Rs 500 above the budget i had for shopping but then it was money well spent ;). One more thing, we did not go for the movie that day. We did go yesterday. We watched Man of Steel and it's an awesome one. you guys should definitely watch :) . Hope you all enjoyed reading and i swear i'll be a bit regular in the blog world.
xoxo lee