Monday, November 30, 2015

Wet 'n' Wild Haul & Review

Hi Everyone,

If you follow me on Instagram (HERE), you'd already know that my very sweet Sis-In-Law V, indulged me with some Wet n' Wild products while she was on vacation in the States. She knew the 'Budget product Junkie' in me would love some drugstore products & what better than some W&W products to pamper me!! Special thanks & warm hugs going out to her on this post...Thank you Baby!

So with some refreshing Green tea to give me company, I'm ready to share my haul with you today :-) Let's begin -

1. 'Take On the Day Eyeshadow Primer' from the Fergie Centerstage Collection

The smallest wonder of this entire haul but a good one at that! This lil primer potion comes out pearly but blends clear on application. It brightens up the eyelid & forms a smooth base. It ensures that my eyeshadow lasts for a good 6-7hrs & keeps them from creasing on my oily eyelids.

2. Wet 'n' Wild ColorIcon Blush in 'Pearlescent Pink 831E'

I had read online that this lil blush was a drugstore-dupe for the very famous 'Orgasm' by NARS. Since I don't own the NARS one, I cant really say anything about the claim. All I know is that Pearlescent Pink gives a nice, warm flush to the cheeks, while looking absolutely natural. It has a smooth finish on applicaton thanks to being finely milled, but that also means that you've got to be careful while dipping your blush brush in it - this baby can go everywhere if you arent careful!

3. Wet 'n' Wild Megalast Lipstick in 'Cherry Picking 965'

Cherry Picking is a stunning deep pink true to its name! I have a ton of pinks in my lipstick collection, but I've never owned a shade like this one... yay for me ;-) It's semi-matte on application & dries a bit after some time. True to it's name, it's really 'megalasting' & has a wear time of around 5+ hrs on me. It does transfer a bit while having a meal or drinking water, but that doesn't affect the shade on the stains the lips & somehow manages to look as pigmented as it was on application. This is one Va-Va-Voom shade ... go for it if you love bright lips!

4. 'Rose Champagne Glow Highlighter A045' from the Fergie Centerstage Collection

This beauty has become my one of my favourites of this entire haul :-) Rose Champagne Glow gives me the softest glow ever & it great for daily use. I haven't tried it on 'evenings out' yet but I'm sure it's going to rock even there. The amount of product one gets would last for a very long time & the highlighter itself is very long-lasting! In the packaging, it's yummy looking swirl of champagne, rose- gold & pink shades, which gives me a natural glow without looking like a streak of light on the face. Absolutely loving this one...a must-try!! Wearing Rose Champagne Glow HERE.

5. Wet 'n' Wild ColorIcon 8 eyeshadows palette in 'Comfort Zone 738'

'Comfort Zone' has been featured in a lot of Wet 'n' Wild must-try lists. I was very excited to try out this palette & it definitely hasn't let me down. Typically Wet 'n' Wild, this palette comes coded with Browbone, Eyelid, Crease & Definer shades, so it becomes easy for a beginner to try them's a no brainer! For those who love to experiment, you can swap around the shades to create  different looks :-) Let me know if you'd like me to do a detailed review of this product, I'd be happy to do that!! Wearing a look created by the Comfot Zone palette HERE

Overall, I'm very happy with my haul...thanks again to dear V for getting these for me! There are a number of sellers on Instagram who deal in W&W products, but along with the shipping & margin, these babies turn out to be quite expensive :-( However, if you do get your hands on any of these, you will not regret it...the quality of these products is really good & can give my 'slightly high-end' alternatives, a run for their money!! :-)

Do you own any Wet 'n' Wild products? Which ones are your favourites? Do leave me your thoughts about this post too, in the comments section below.

Until the next post, Ciao!!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Day-time Bronze Makeup Look

Hello Everyone,

Feels awesome to back at my home computer and blog away to glory!! I apologize for being away for this long & want to send my love to everyone who messaged me, wondering where I have been :-) You have been so sweet in your messages, telling me you're missing the blog & asking me to come back soon... I'm doing something right for sure :-) Thank you again for all the love & support..!!

I've been travelling for a month & have been missing my lil blog terribly :-) Now when there's travelling, there HAS to be some shopping right? So you're sure to see some haul posts coming up soon. Since I'm posting today after such a long time, I didnt want to start off with a review, so I'm going to start with something that I love doing more...creating simple, easy to wear looks & sharing it with you guys :-) I was in a mood to wear something subtle on the lips (...for a change LOL you all know I'm crazy about BOLD lip colours...hehehe) & here's what I put together yesterday.

Let me tell you how I went about it - 


Derma Color concealer, Rimmel London Stay Matte powder,
Garnier BB Cream & Lakme CC Cream
1. After moisturizing my face, I dabbed on a mix of the Garnier BB Cream & the Lakme CC cream. I've been loving this combo - the Lakme CC cream is great for coverage, while the Garnier BB cream makes it a little more runnier & easy to apply. 

2. I then dabbed on the Derma Color concealer in D65 to the undereye area and around the nose to conceal any redness on my face. If you have dry skin, then you can skip the step, but I finished off the base makeup with my fav Rimmel London Stay Matte powder in 005 Silky Beige, since I have oily skin.

Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Creamy Cinnamon &
Wet 'n' Wild Rose Champagne highlighter
3. Then I applied the Maybelline Cheeky Glow blush in Creamy Cinnamon; this blush is great for everyday wear & I love using it during day-time. Another product that has become a fav since I got it, is the Wet 'n' Wild Fergie Rose Champagne Glow highlighter, which gives the softest glow ever!! This one, you can't go wrong with & will definitely suit light to medium skin tones. I applied this to the high points of my face - cheek bones, bridge of the nose, cupid's bow (right above the upper lip) & chin.


Wet 'n' Wild palette in Comfort Zone
1. I mixed the (left row) 'Definer' & (right row) 'Crease' shades from the Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone palette & used them as a wash of bronze on the eyelids, as I wanted a 'one-shadow' look that day. You can use any bronzey, warm shade you like. To brighten up the inner corner of the eyes, I used the (left row) 'Browbone' shade from the same palette.

2. I had a no eyeliner look in mind, so I just lined the lower lashline with the Lakme Eyeconic kajal in Black, to give them some definition.

Miss Claire Color Rich lipstick in No.40
I applied the Miss Claire lipstick in no.40 (which I feel is a close dupe for Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in 'Bare'). It's a *ude shade with rosy undertones. I felt it went really well with the overall look. 

Hope you liked this post! Apologies once again, for being away for such a long sure feels great to be back :-)

Until the next post, Ciao!!!