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Friday, April 29, 2016

L'OREAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE COLLECTION EXCLUSIVE PINKS

L'oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Pinks

Lipsticks would always be my answer when it comes to picking up a favourite makeup item. They can transform your entire look plus they are just so gorgeous! I own about 60 lipsticks now and I still am buying more. I tried to stop myself but it just isn't happening. Although I now only buy shades I can wear every day rather than just buying colours which I won't get much use out of. When L'oreal Paris India released their Colour Riche Exclusive Pinks collection, I tried to put off buying them for around three months but then when I hit a blogging milestone I thought it was the perfect time to invest in these pretty babies.

In the collection they launched 6 lipsticks after 6 of it's global ambassadors. They retail for Rs. 995.

Liya Kebede
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Jennifer Lopez
Blake Lively
Eva Longoria
Naomi Watts

With this collection they also launched 5 liquid lipsticks which were again named after another 5 of it's global ambassadors. These retail for Rs. 950.

Julianne Moore
Fan Bingbing
Sonam Kapoor
Gong Li
Katrina Kaif

And finally with these they released 3 nail polishes as well named after L'oreal's Indian ambassadors. These polishes retail for Rs. 299.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Katrina Kaif
Sonam Kapoor

I got myself the lipsticks in the Blake's and Eva's shades. I was more drawn towards Eva's shade as it looks like the perfect everyday wear muted pink lipstick. Blake's shade is a little too pink for my taste but then I will make it work as a stain or maybe actually as a lipstick too. Depends on my mood to be really honest. The formula of all L'oreal lipsticks is always so spot on. They last long enough and don't ever dry your lips. I think L'oreal lipsticks are well worth their money. 

Have you tried any from this collection? Leave your recommendations from the range in the comments below.

Until next time,
Stay.Incredible.
Sharmi Shah




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Monday, April 25, 2016

THE PLANNER THAT MAKES ME PRODUCTIVE

PROPSHOP24 PLANNER

I'm one such person for whom planning is everything. If I don't plan something the chances are that, the thing won't be done at all. I am also a stationary hoarder. If it is cute and I know I'll use it probably someday then that thing goes straight into my basket. I didn't use to own a planner before this. All I had was a to do list where I'd write my everyday stuff and cross them out once I was done. But then last year in December I thought it was high time to get a bit more organized and get myself a planner. Now this is not your ordinary planner. This planner doesn't have the monthly and weekly layouts. And personally I prefer it this way because then I don't end up wasting pages if I don't have something to do that day.

I bought this planner from the uber cool store www.PropShop24.com.
This place is seriously the best to buy stationary or cool home ware items.
So this planner has eight sections in all and is super affordable. As you can see from the photo below, I start the day by writing something that I'm thankful for in the "Thank you Universe For" section.

Then I move down and plan my Social Media list for the day. If I am posting a post that day or posting on Instagram about new deliveries whatever it is that I have to post across all my social media accounts.

Then I move to the right and schedule the day as to where I have to be or what I have to do in "Places to be".

Then I move down to the "To Do List" where I plan out my activities for the day.

Then I move to the left and write down the most important things I need to focus on that day in "Focus On". It may be studying or even a manicure. Different priorities for different days.

Then I move to the upper right corner and list down people whom I have to contact regarding various stuff in "Contacts"

Moving down in "Random Musings" I generally write down my workout for the day.

Then at last, when the day ends I (try) to make a nice little doodle about the day in the bottom left corner where it says "Doodle of the day". I think this is the cutest idea ever to describe your day.

I know for most of you the planner which has monthly and weekly pages might be a lot more easier but I don't think I'll get much use of such planners as I am just getting the hang of being organized. So far so good. I actually find myself finishing my work if I have it all written down in this planner. I think this planner actually makes me more productive.

What planners do you guys use? You can send me a picture or maybe just link it down below. Would love to see what other options are there.

Until next time,
Stay.Incredible.
Sharmi Shah


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

APRIL MAKEUP EDIT: THE SUMMER GLOW

Summer Makeup

It's here! It's here! Summer is officially here!
Finally the season of bright pink lips and coral blushes! The best thing about wearing makeup in summers is that you always look so fresh and dewy. That's the makeup I love wearing. Something that isn't too heavy yet manages to even out my skin and adds a bit of colour to my face. For primer, I went with the Nivea Post Shaving Balm which primes my face for the base perfectly. I went with the L'oreal Infallible 24 Hr Foundation for my base. I only use about a pump or two which is enough to give me a medium coverage and doesn't feel as heavy on my face. To powder I used my trusted Rimmel Stay Matte powder which helps my makeup stay on for a long time while still making it look dewy. I kind of cheated on the blush department. I used a lipstick as a blush. I mean why not!? I used the Revlon lipstick in Fuchsia to give my cheeks a subtle hint of rosy blush. For my eyes I wanted to keep things really simple and so I went with this light brown colour from this Collection palette. Maybelline's Colossal Eyeliner in Super Black has been a staple for my eyeliner. It stays on for so long and it's a pain to remove it at night but I still love it. With that I also use the Maybelline Falsies mascara. I am really having a moment with Maybelline these days! Also for lips I'm really hoarding on L'oreal lipsticks. I have now 7 lipsticks from them! It's crazy I know but they are just so darn good. So I went for this one from it's Exclusive Pinks collection in Eva's Delicate Rose. More on the collection coming up later this week.

This is it for this look.
I keep switching on the lips and eye shadows but more or less these are the only products I have using this month.

What has been your staple this month? Leave your recommendations in the comments below!

Until next time,
Stay.Incredible.
Sharmi Shah
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

NYKAA NUDE NAIL ENAMEL

Nykaa Nail Polishes

It's been raining new releases in the beauty world. With new tons of new products being released there are always only some that catch my eye. I honestly have never given into the whole hype behind a single product. I like to buy it once everybody stops talking about it. But sometimes, I see something that I have to buy immediately and I absolutely have to have it. One such range is this one by Nykaa. Nykaa recently added nude shades to it's nail enamel collection. They have 7 wonderful colours perfect for all occasions. They have got the nicest formula which lasts for a good 3-4 days before it starts to chip. They come at a price for Rs. 179 for 10 ml which is super affordable for such a nice colour range and formula.

The shades mentioned below go from left to right:

Gingernut Biscuit No. 52
Cinnamon Bun No. 13
Caramel Macchiato No. 53
Candy Crush No. 11
Lavender Buttercream No. 54
Tiramisu Treat No. 51
Earl Grey Tea Cake No. 57

I love all the shades so much but my absolute favourites will have to be the Gingernut Biscuit, Caramel Macchiato and Tiramisu Treat.

You can see me wearing them on my Instagram: stayinoui.

What is your most worn nail polish ever?
Leave your recommendations in the comments below.

Until next time,
Stay.Incredible.
Sharmi Shah

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DOVE ELIXIR HAIR FALL RESCUE

DOVE ELIXIR HAIR FALL RESCUE

I am the least experimental when it comes to hair products. I like to stick to what works and as a result I rarely ever change my hair care routine. Since the last 6 months my hair care routine consists of only a shampoo followed by a serum. The serum I am using right now is the Dove Elixir Hair Fall Rescue. I bought it from Nykaa.com. It comes in a 90 ml glass bottle and it cost me Rs. 185 which is really reasonable because this is going to last me at least for a year. Coming to the packaging, I'm in love!This packaging is so gorgeous. It comes with dried roses inside the bottle which gives it a really exotic look. It smells so divine as well. The consistency of this is a little bit thinner than the regular hair serums in the market. I use a couple of pumps on towel dried hair and just run the product through them dividing it evenly. I don't have a hair fall problem so I can't report on that aspect but it works perfectly well as a regular hair serum for me. It consists Almond Oil with Rose Petals inside it. It makes my hair feel healthier.

Is it completely outstanding? No! There definitely are better ones out there but for the price, it doesn't get better than this.

What is the hair product you're loving currently? Leave your answers in the comments down below.

Until next time,
Stay.Incredible.
Sharmi Shah
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NYKAA HOLI SALE HAUL


When it comes to online shopping and sales, they're just a match made in heaven for me. So when Nykaa.com was having their Holi Sale I knew it was time to spend some cash. I dont remember the exact offers as they had different everyday but I got some pretty amazing deals. Also I thought it was the perfect time to get my hands on some new brands. Some of these items were on my wishlist since so long and some where just an impulse purchase. So let's see what I ended up buying. I'm going to review all of these items separately soon and so I will just be linking them below in this post.


As I mentioned earlier the reviews for all these above products will be up on the blog super soon. 

Until next time,
Stay.Incredible.
Sharmi Shah
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Monday, April 11, 2016

FREEDOM PRO 12 AUDACIOUS 3 PALETTE

FREEDOM PRO 12 AUDACIOUS 3

FREEDOM 12 AUDACIOUS 3 2

This year one of my biggest resolutions beauty wise was to find and try different brands than what is just trending so that I can have a bit of a diversity on the blog. The major reason for doing this was because I realized that there are so many hidden gems out there that just don't get enough attention because the brand is not as popular. Freedom is a brand that I saw in the recommendations section on Nykaa.com. Freedom has an amazing range of different palettes, highlighters and lipsticks. When it comes to trying a new brand, I always buy the eye products first. Whether it is a eye liner, mascara or shadows. So when I saw such a wide range of palettes I knew I had to buy one. 

So I went for the PRO 12 AUDACIOUS 3 palette which offers 12 amazing matte and shimmery shades. The pigmentation of the shimmery shades is serious. But the matte shades come off a bit lighter. For me that is not a problem at all because I prefer my mattes to be a bit toned down so I can work with them easily. The shades are right up my alley. They are earthy toned which are only kinds I like to use. It has got a pretty shimmery pink as well which would be perfect for the inner corner of my eyes. I can actually see myself getting a lot of use out of this one, even the shimmery ones because they are just so beautiful.

I think this cost me around Rs. 1000 on sale price. It originally retails for Rs. 1200. 
You can click here if you want to buy the palette for yourself.

This palette was also mentioned in my March 2016 Favourites which you can read here.

Have you tried any new brands recently?
Let me know your recommendations in the comments below.

Until next time,
Stay.Incredible.
Sharmi Shah
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Saturday, April 9, 2016

MARCH 2016 FAVOURITES


March was such a fantastic month for me. There were so many great moments this past month. I turned 22 and I finally am a graduate. I have finally figured out a path in which I want my career to go. So overall this month has been the best birthday month out of these 22 years! It was a month of a lot of new makeup and new brand discoveries. So let's get right into all my favourite things from this past month.

1. HIMALAYA NEEM FACE WASH: This is such a classic product when it comes to cult beauty products from India. It is a very basic face wash with the goodness of Neem and Turmeric: two ingredients which help in preventing pimples. Since I had tons of weddings to attend this past month, I was wearing a lot more makeup than I am generally used to. So as a result I found some random spots popping up here and there. This face wash was just lying around in my stash of products and so I thought why not give it a try. And boy does it work! I takes a couple of days for your skin to clear up but it works so well!

2. L'OREAL LIPSTICK IN 257: I got this lipstick from a sale section at Target while I was studying in Australia. I recently used up my Rimmel Kate Moss in No. 19 which was the best everyday shade for me. So naturally after that one I was on a search for another perfect everyday lip shade. I looked into my million lipsticks and found this one. It is a perfect muted pinkish nude lip for this Summer. I'm so in love!

3. LA ROCHE POSAY CICAPLAST: My skin was not on a good behaviour this past month since I was wearing a lot more makeup and I was tired all the time as it was the last month of my degree and plus I had like a 100 weddings to attend. So I was on a lookout for something that would heal my skin while not being too heavy on the skin as India summers are the worst to wear heavy creams during the day. Then one fine day I found this little gem. I am going to post a full review on this next week sometime. But for now you guys should know that I'm in love with this little gem!

4. MAYBELLINE COLOSSAL KAJAL SUPER BLACK: I had been using liquid liner since about 7-8 months and as much as I love it, I was getting so bored of it. So as usual I was browsing the net for any new releases and I ended up buying this new release from Maybelline. It is the Super Black version of their ever so famous Colossal Kajal. This eyeliner is literally so black! It doesn't budge or smudge at all! The full review will be coming up on the blog super soon.

5. FREEDOM PRO 12 AUDACIOUS 3 EYESHADOW PALETTE: I have a soft spot for palettes. I think they are the most beautiful things ever. So whenever I get a chance I buy one. This is my latest edition to my collection and I am so happy with it. It comes with a perfect balance of shimmery and matte shades and they are quite pigmented as well. What's not to love?

6. RIMMEL STAY MATTE POWDER: This is such a cult product in the whole of the blogging community and has been a favourite of mine since about 4 years now. I think that I have mentioned this in a favourites post before as well. It does deserve all the attention it gets. It makes my makeup last so much longer without making it look cakey! That's the only thing I look for in a good powder and it's safe to say that this is one of the best one drugstore has to offer.

So as you can see this past month I discovered some new bits and re discovered some old ones. What have your favourites been this past month?
Let me know your favourites in the comments below.

Until next time,
Stay.Incredible.
Sharmi Shah

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