Saturday, 22 February 2014

Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush Review

This review is long overdue. I don't know why I spent time on other posts when this post should have been my priority. I got this blush over the winter while I was in India. Maybelline always releases some wonderful products in India and then I have to wait for months before I can visit India and try them out. When I first heard about these blushes I found out that it was released in 3 shades only- Fresh Coral, Peachy Sweetie and Creamy Cinnamon- and I was so sure that I would be buying Fresh Coral and Peachy Sweetie. However, when I swatched them they just looked so similar to all my other pinky-peach blushes (which I love but I needed something different!) and I ended up falling in love with Creamy Cinnamon.
Creamy Cinnamon is the most wearable and natural shade I have ever found...and I mean EVER! It's a very glowy peachy-brown but does not look brown on the skin. This shade is perfect for every skin-tone out in the world. Considering these Cheeky Glow blushes are the most affordable blushes I've ever come across I was shocked at how amazing they are. The packaging isn't very high-end-like but I prefer it like this. They just look so cute and tiny and they're perfect to travel with. I always carry Creamy Cinnamon when I travel because it's a versatile shade and it barely takes up any space in my makeup bag. The formulation, pigmentation and quality is just like a high-end blush if not better. These are really creamy and soft and don't look chalky at all. In fact, they blend in so well on the cheeks! I can't find anything wrong with these. I've read some reviews that criticize Maybelline for not including a tiny brush in the packaging like most brands do but I don't think anyone really uses those and they're a waste of space and materials. 

Final Verdict: This has been my favorite blush for months now and it's obsessive.It's inexpensive, great quality and beautiful. I cannot recommend it enough!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Eye Look : Museum day!

I've wanted to publish this post for so long now because I went to the museum about 2 weeks ago and that's when I clicked the pictures. I used one of my favorite BB creams as a base since I didn't want anything too strong and dramatic. However, I felt like experimenting with my eyeshadow palettes and trying a new look. I was so happy with this look that I knew I had to click pictures of it to share it with you guys. After that day, this look has pretty much become my everyday look and I love how versatile it is. The shades blend so well together that I think this look could work for just a casual day or a daytime event too when a smokey eye is too loud.
I started with my Elizabeth Mott Creamy Shadow Stick(Received in ipsy bag) in the inner corner of the eye and over the inner half of the eyelid. It isn't pigmented enough to be a shade on it's own but it works well as a base since it's shimmery and the sparkles show through the shade you apply over the top. I then used a shimmery burnt orange shade over the top and went further out to cover the whole eyelid. This creates a natural gradient since the part of the eyelid with the shadow stick base appears lighter. You can blend it to achieve a better gradient. I then blended the dark plum eyelid shade from my wet n wild eyeshadow trio, that I reviewed here, into the crease (Yup I used an eyelid color for the crease. pretty badass right? Hahaha).  Finally, I used a really light golden color from an old Chanel palette that I hadn't used for ages and used it to highlight the inner corner of the eye and the middle portion of the eyelid (be careful not to cover up the actual shade you used on the eyelid. Just pat enough highlight to add some glitter and dimension.)  A winged eyeliner with my standard MAC Gel Eyeliner and a coat of Revlon Lash Potion (review) completed the look. Update: I don't think I used any mascara at all actually. I think I just didn't want the look to be too over the top for that day but I use that mascara for other days when I don't mind the little extra flutter. 

I hope you liked this look. Tell me if you would like to see a complete tutorial for it so that I can add it to my list of videos to do when I finally have the courage to start a youtube channel. If you do try it out, tweet or instagram the picture and link it to me so I can see it. It's just fun to see how the same look adapts to everyone's personal style. 

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Tanaya <3

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Save The Blow Dry, Something you'll love-Review

As a beauty blogger you get sent many products. However, this was my first time receiving a shower cap. It just seemed strange to me that a shower cap would be sent for reviews. That was before I had seen this beauty. I had imagined the usual thin plastic and elastic strip shower caps that we all see and use everyday and even hotels provide you with. This shower cap is like no other I've ever seen before! First of all, do you see how pretty it is? It's so adorable and has bows all over it (I love bows). It's also the best quality I've ever seen. It has a really good quality outer layer which repels the water and an inner layer of super absorbent microweave which is like a towel. What that does is that it absorbs all the little steam or water droplets that may go near you hair making sure that your hair stays dry. It also makes the shower cap super easy to use. The cap is also used for dual usage because you can turn it inside out and wear it over your favorite hair treatment so that the towel does not get sticky. The usual cheap plastic shower caps never fit my hair and it's annoying but this one can probably fit hair that's twice as long as mine! I just love using this shower cap so much. If I start doing a favorites post this thing is going to be sitting there in every one of those posts because I use it almost everyday. I already know that if it ever gets damaged I will have to get a new once immediately because I cannot have a shower without it. I can just never go back to using ordinary shower caps again.
The only con about it? I was hoping that those bows would be made of real ribbons because they look so realistic! Don't you think? But real ribbon bows would be stupid and impractical because they would get wet every time you shower. So I guess we can ignore that. I still love my Shower cap with all it's colorful bows. 

That's the inner microweave towel lining. It really works like magic. It absorbs the water but barely ever gets wet. It looks so soft and comfy too.

Isn't this the prettiest? Now for the sad part. Save The Blow Dry isn't available in USA yet. But don't worry because they said they would be expanding to USA soon! And anyway, we beauty obsessives know how to get our hands on things that aren't available anyway. That's when all the relatives in UK get calls saying "please receive this package for me and ship it to me." or something along those lines. Hahaha. I know that's what I'm going to do as soon as I need a new one (doesn't seem like I need one anytime soon). If I visit UK I'm going to stock up on these for a lifetime. Meanwhile you can get it from their website here or

So what do you think? Do you like it? Are all you beauties in UK going to try it? Let me know in the comments below because I love reading them. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin, GFC, Polyvore and Instagram. Tweet me if you try any of the products I talk about and if I've helped you find a new favorite product. :)

Tanaya <3 

Friday, 7 February 2014

Greek Goddess - Obsessed with Fanny Crown

I came across this site Fanny Crown (such a funny and quirky name!) through the blogger contest they have and it was a bitter sweet moment for me. I instantly loved the concept of the site and almost every single dress on the site. However, I have been glued to my laptop screen staring at them ever since. Fanny Crown has been around since 1998 but their webstore is pretty new. They have offices in several parts of the world including UAE, Hong Kong, UK, USA, Australia and Paris. I read a few reviews of the website online and they were quite mixed so I guess it's one of those websites that you need to have an experience with to find out. However, I really love the concept of selecting a pattern and color and having a dress tailor-made to your size. The dresses on the site look like really expensive designer dresses that cost wayyyy beyond anything I can afford (and if you can, let's be friends :) Hahaha ) so the dresses on fanny crown are relatively much cheaper especially considering they're tailor-made.
 When I decided to create a whole look centered around their dress design, it was one of the most difficult decisions I've made in the past few days ( yes, I have a boring life where choosing a dress to make an imaginary outfit around is a huge moment of decisions ). The first bunch of words that came to my mind in the form of an abstract ides cloud were - Goddess, Elegance, Opulence, Classical Richness, Extravagance. My method of organizing such abstract idea clouds is by writing them down and connecting them much like a child playing connect-the-dots. In such special cases however, the magical website of Polyvore helps me out. So here's the outfit/look I put together and how I did it:
Greek Goddess

I started by choosing this lovely peach dress from their website. A number of things attracted me to it the first of which was the color. I love everything PEACH! The color, the fragrance, the flavor...everything. Next was the beautiful flowy fabric of the dress. It seems like a very easy and comfortable dress to wear while looking like a beautiful goddess. It's the perfect combination of comfort, glamour and style. One of the best part about the dress is it's detail which adds that "classical greek goddess" element to it. There are beads, pearls and rhinestones around the collar and neckline and then the beautifully draped fabric gets cinched at the waist with another band of beads, pearls and rhinestones. The little keyhole is one of the best details in this dress. It isn't too revealing but it's just the right amount.
The next thing I added was the Dolce & Gabbana bag that I have been dreaming of for absolutely ages! It's just the bag of my dreams and coincidentally it matches the theme of the look. It has the grey and white scene of what looks like the pantheon while the wintery shade of plum flowers injects color to the bag. The gold details around the bag help tie it with the rest of the accessories. I picked the handcuff next which has the iconically greek vines on it. It's delicate and gold and fits in perfectly. If you notice, I've picked 2 pairs of earrings in this outfit mainly because I love them both and couldn't make myself pick one. The Versace ones on the left have an ornate gold and crystal pattern while the Laurent Gandini Corintio ones on the right go so well with the cuff. I've always been indecisive with earrings and that's why I have 2 piercings on each ear. Hahaha. The great thing about the embellished neckline of this dress is that it doesn't need any neckpiece. It's just fabulous on it's own and flaunts the collarbone. With the jewelry done, it was time to pick a shoe and I finalized on the simple strappy pumps after staring at lots of studded ones. Something about these just adds a touch of understated elegance.
Now onto makeup. The Dolce & Gabbana Bronzer was an obvious choice wasn't it? Every bronzed goddess needs her glow so a highlighting bronzer gets picked over any matt bronzer. The lace and baroque pattern just makes it the ideal product. After going with neutrals for the whole outfit, it was time to add some color so I chose a lovely plum shade by Estee Lauder which would look great on the fingertips wrapped around the bag with plum flowers. I chose the YSL Glossy stain in a dark red so as to add color to the overall look and tie the makeup look together with the outfit. The Naked 3 Palette was basically me cheating because I couldn't decide on a smokey eye or a mauve toned or a neutral look.

Sorry for the extremely long post but I hoped you liked it and all the details of creating it. Please let me know what you think about this post in the comments below because I love reading them. The comments just tell me that I'm not putting you off to sleep with my posts and that you're still enjoying them! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin', FacebookPolyvore, Instagram and GFC.

Tanaya <3 p="">

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Don't Despair, Repair! - Briogeo Review

This product is a deep conditioning mask for your hair. I loved the packaging when I first saw it especially because of the cute and colorful leafy pattern on it. I received this in my Ipsy bag and I was quite glad I did because I wanted to try something different. I hadn't tried any hair care products from Ipsy so I was excited to try this.
See the cute colorful leafy pattern? I couldn't stop staring at it and I want to draw it and click more pictures of it! 
When you open it up there's a thin lid in there which many products usually have but I don't know what purpose they serve. If you do know, please tell me. This thin apparently useless lid also has the same cute leafy pattern on it and that's the only reason that it hasn't irritated me already. 
The consistency of the mask itself reminds me of my favorite hair masque by Matrix- the Biolage Hydratherapie masque. In fact the result was almost identical. The Matrix hair masque is just slightly better I think but it's a negligible difference. The mask has a fragrance that I can't quite describe but I don't think it's strong enough to irritate anyone. If you do get this mask I recommend leaving it on for abut 10 mins and then massaging it into your hair and scalp before rinsing. It's the same process that I follow with my Matrix Masque and I think it works best for most moisturizing/hydrating hair masks. 
Below are a few random links where you can find the product and a few other random reviews by users:

 I hope you enjoyed this review and tell me if you'll be trying this product soon. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin', Facebook, GFC, Polyvore and Instagram. Listing Social networks where you can follow me is getting boring. Do any of you know how I can get those permanent footer thingies for my posts with clickable links to all the sites? Please please tell me if you do! Anyway, have a great day.

Tanaya <3

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