Sunday, July 14, 2013

Naked Palette Haul from Beauty Bay

I finally have the much coveted Naked Palette by Urban Decay. The moment i got it in my hands-- Priceless!! Since last year i had been searching for online shopping sites which ships the palette to India but could not find any. I mean there was Ebay but i didn't want to take a risk because many people had received fake ones. Finally this year i found a wonderful UK based site Beauty Bay which ships internationally. The site has amazing products from many high end cosmetic, skincare and hair care brands. When i discovered the site I ogled at it for hours but eventually I had to get the Naked Palette. Moreover u get free shipping, what could be better than that. The site is customer friendly as in you just put the countries name from where you are  and the price list automatically shows in your country's currency. It's just amahhhh...zing :) The shipping is pretty fast too. I placed my order on 26th June 2013 and they shipped it the same day itself. I chose the free shipping option and based on it i expected the package to arrive after 10 to 15 days but i was very happy when i received it on 4th July 2013. It just took about 7 days for the product to arrive. I paid Rs 3248 for the palette. I couldn't be more happier.

I am sorry guys, blame it on my laziness that i don't have pictures of swatches and stuff, i mean probably all makeup junkie like me already knows what is to be known about the Naked Palette. Nevertheless just posting some pics of my most prized makeup possession :P
                                                                                          xoxo lee

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My First International Makeup Swap

 I had been wanting to do a makeup swap ever since i heard of it. So one day while going through random Instagram posts I came across this lovely girl Aaisha or beautygurumissykay in Instagram. She was searching for a swap partner and i jumped in. We fixed a budget and decided to go ahead with the swap. She is from UK and initially all i wanted was Sleek products and then realization hit me that i could order that online. So i told her she could get anything for me. It took us almost two weeks to get the packet ready and we shipped it out on the same day. My package to her reached in exactly three days!! Can you believe that??. I was surprised that it reached so fast. Hers reached me after one week.

Anyways, here's what she got me

1. Cute wristbands from Opia. (Primark Accessories)
2. Set of ear studs from Opia. Some of them are missing because my sister took it from me lol.
3. Nail Wraps in pink leopard print.
4. Sunkissed bronzing pearls.
5.Three eyeshadow trios from Sunkissed.
6.Two Rimmel London Vinyl Jelly Gloss Lip Liners in 010 Tasty and 007 Fudge.
7. CCUK eyeshadow trio in shade no 92
8. CCUK Quick Stroke Waterproof Eyeliner in Black.
9. Five Eyeshadow Dust from Primark Beauty.
10. Two MUA lipsticks in shade 4 and shade 7
11. Hair tie from Opia.
 She also sent me one Nivea chap stick in Soft Rose and also one earcuff from Opia. I forgot to include those in the picture . :P

I am so happy with whatever i received. I not only found a swap buddy but also a great friend in Aaisha. We were two strangers and we completely trusted one another. This was so much fun and we are planning to do more swaps in future.
                         xoxo lee

Friday, July 5, 2013

June Favorites : Beauty and Random

OMG!!! This year is just fleeting by so quickly and it's already mid-year! July the most dreaded month for me is here!!! I have to submit my dissertation this month and it scares the hell out of me. Anyways listed below is my favorites for June.


Maybelline Color Tattoo: Edgy Emerald

I freaking love this color :) mint with a hint (lol how it rhymes) of gold. I just feel this is the 'it' color for my eyes this summer hehe..

The Body Shop: Strawberry Body Mist

I adore the smell of this mist. Just have two words for this: Sugary Sweet. The fragrance is pretty lasting. Iv'e been using this practically every day and it's almost over :( I will definitely buy this again.

Vlcc Strawberry & Waterlily Peel-Off Mask

This is the first peel-off mask I've ever used and i love it. It did wonders to my skin and it made my skin glow :) This particular mask is for removing blemishes, to firm and revitalize skin and this one's for normal to dry skin.

The Body Shop Concealer Pencil in 03

I had bought this a few months back and it was lying abandoned in my vanity till the day i decided to give it a try. This baby is perfect for concealing spots and blemishes. It does a wonderful job on me. The formula is kind of dry but i prefer this because it suits me fine in this hot humid Kolkata weather.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart Valentine and Cherish Devotion

These two were the only lippies i used this June and so had to include it in my favorites. SV is the fuchsia pink one and CD is the lilac pink one. They both are such happy, pretty colors and the texture of these are amazing. Glossy, Pigmented and gives a minty sensation when applied on lips.


Shower to Shower Prickly Heat Powder in Cologne

My saviour for summers. Kolkata is so hot and humid that it gives me ugly prickly heat rashes. This powder is the only thing that helps me keep those ugly rashes at bay.

Silver Earring

I kind of stole this from my mom's collection *evil grin*. I love the unique design of this dangler. I feel it makes quiet a statement when i tie my hair up in a bun and wear these :)

Britannia Nutri Choice Ragi Nutri Bix

My favorite munchies for June hehe.. healthy and tasty :)

That's it for my this months favorite. Hope you guys enjoyed reading.
                                                                                                         xoxo lee

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fab Alley Jewel Box

Right now I am over the moon because i just received my Fab Alley jewel box. This is basically like your any  other beauty boxes but instead of beauty samples you get three pieces of fabulous jewelry worth Rs2000 just for Rs1000. All you have to do is take a quiz in their site and based upon your answers they choose a box for you to suit your style. There are four types of boxes, Glam, Boho, Classic and Casual. They even show you the jewelry piece you are going to receive in your box and incase you are not happy with it you can always opt for the other boxes. I was selected for the Boho box and i was happy with the products so decided to take it. :) I placed an order at the end of June and was supposed to receive the box by last week of July but i was really surprised when i received a mail stating that my box is on it's way.

Any ways here's how the box looked when it arrived, a beautiful black sturdy box covered with a plastic to ensure protection

 The sides were taped up with the company's big tape

The products inside were carefully wrapped up in white tissue

The three pieces of jewelry were individually bubble-wrapped and placed inside these pretty purple pouches

Now, the jewelry i received :)

First i got this pretty drop earrings. It looks heavy but trust me it is very light when worn.

 Then i got this lovely ear cuffs. It is so unique and reminds me of Greek goddesses.

Then lastly, my favourite of all. I got this beautiful peter pan collar neck piece in neon pink. I just love this :).

I really loved all the pieces of jewelry i got and i will definitely order next month.
                                                                                                                       xoxo lee