Monday, December 10, 2007

La Prairie Skin Caviar-Eye cream

This is not my normal pick for eye cream but I got a free sample and I used it.

This costs approx $275.00 a jar.

It feels heavy but worked really well on my eyes.

This is what the cream is supposed to do

It targets the seven most prominent eye areas: fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, loss of elasticity, puffiness, dark under eye circles and dryness.
Uses advanced technology to help firm, lift and restore skin's youthful appearance
Helps firm and nourish with Caviar Extracts and La Prairie's exclusive Cellular Complex

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Laura Gellar spackle:under makeup primer

My best friend sent this to me for my birthday and I love it!
Its Laura Gellers spackle.It works wonders with makeup.I use it after applying moisturiser and then apply the foundation on top.The spackle makes your face ready for foundation,it smoothes out your skin.Its oil free and holds makeup in place.My makeup slides off my face so I always have to re-apply but this should solve my problem

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Mistry Neemee shampoo & conditioner

Thanks Vintage Bunny for letting me guest blog on here.

I bought a new shampoo a while ago which I thought was reasonably priced (£2.99). As it seems to be available in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, India, and the USA, I thought it was worthwhile sharing it. I have paid a lot more for mediocre shampoos so I thought this was a good buy.

When I am in Spain, I have good hair days. I spend a lot of time outdoors, my hair dries naturally outside, and the water - although hard - is not too bad. In Gibraltar I live in a flat so end up inside, the water is desalinated, and as it is a city there is more pollution - especially if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction bringing all the chemicals from the oil refinery just over the border in Spain. Similar problems to the ones I experienced in the UK - and resulting in gloomy droopy hair.

So I was well surprised that this shampoo smells fresh, gives a good lather, and leaves my long hair glossy, wavy, and thick (as much as it ever is) for quite a few days.

It also ticked a lot of boxes for me, which is why I tried it. It is:
*free from artificial perfumes and colours
*contains no animal derived ingredient
*free from detergent soaps
*it has a not tested on animals symbol
*for every sale it donates money to two charities.

Here is their site.

Based on this, I will be trying more of their products.

Friday, November 2, 2007


So after buying a dozen bottles of BareNaturale and none of them matching my skin tone what does a person do ?Look for a tray to blend the shades in .....

I looked at plates and little lids at the grocery store but nothing would suffice.As a last resort I looked at my kitchen cabinet.Thankfully I found these Tupperware plates.They work perfectly to mix and blend foundations in and they clean up really well.
Wonder what Tupperware will think of that!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Loreal Bare naturale makeup

I absolutely love Bare Minerals makeup but it is so expensive to buy. I also want to be able to buy it off a shelf instead off ordering it from a website since I am so impatient!!!

I decided to try Loreals Bare Naturale makeup since it is in a powder type format as opposed to liquid.My entire makeup slips off in a few hours as I have oily skin and powder type makeup tends to stay on a little bit longer.

I bought a shade that matched my wrist and when I came home and tried it.....I was white as a ghost so I returned it and bought a few shades darker.It was the shade my skin would be in winter so I kept it and bought one shade darker than that.It was still not quite my perfect shade so I went ahead and bit the bullet and bought the darkest shade on the list.Well,guess what...its a perfect match which brings me to my next question,what do women who are darker than me do ?

I love the finish of the makeup and it stays on a lot longer than most other make-up.I love the brush it comes with.My only complaint would be that I need more space to swirl the brush in the powder with.I may need a tray to do this.This would be product I would recommend.

It sells for approx $12.00 at walmart

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Beauty tips

Jessica,a reader sent in a tip sometime back and I have been lazy about posting it.I tried it and I was amazed.Jessica uses hair conditioner when shaving legs.I ran out of shaving gel a few weeks back and used conditioner insead.I was so impressed.It makes your leg so soft

I hate it when my shoes chafe near the toe and leaves blisters behind.I have always read that when you apply oil,it solves the problem.This week I wore high heels out.As soon as I wore my shoes I knew I would have blisters so I rubbed some Vaseline.......helped somewhat but my skin absorbed it very quick so I put some baby oil on it and believe me it worked.I have read that normal oil helps too so whatever is convenient !!!!

I bought an beauty e-doc off ebay a while back and want to share it with you.It has stuff like making soap,lip balms etc etc.There are three documents and they are huge(One is 619 kb,559 kb and 434 kb).So please email me at and I will email them to you or leave me your email in the comments section


You know me really well by now and you know that I like stuff really cheap.
Hold that thought........
We generally fly by Delta anywhere we go.On the international segments the little toiletries bag that they give you contains L'Occitane products.Thats when I fell in love.
I did try shopping for them but they are so high.But Luck was on my side.We have a local store that buys overstock etc and they had over a million lipbalms,hand cream etc.Obviously unloaded by Delta.The expiry date is next year so I stocked up.I wont need any for a long time !!

Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick $10.00
It is so moisturising and helps with dry lips.I always keep one in all my bags.

Shea Butter Mini Hand Cream $10.00
This is a best seller
Cream glides on and miraculously absorbs to help heal and protect dry or dehydrated skin. believe me these are not empty promises,I like washing dishes by hand sometimes and I hate the dry look but this cream gets rid of it really quickly!

I have seen some sellers on ebay selling them but please check on the expiry date if you plan on buying some on ebay.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Virtual Makeovers

Ever wanted to try out a new shade but was scared to buy it.
Mary Kay has a new Virtual Makeover where you pick a model closest to your skin color and eye color.
Its fun

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Liquid eyeliner

I was very suprised to learn that a lot of women do not feel comfortable using liquid eyeliner.This should make it a breeze!
Very Sexy® Makeup by Victorias Secret
Liquid Liner Pen
Felt-tip eye liner provides long-lasting liquid color with the ease of pencil application


I have not used it but I use eyemakeup from India most of the time.
This is what I use.Its a felt tip applicator too and it works great.

The funny part is that both eyeliners say Imported!I know the Indian eyeliners are made in Italy!Would' nt it be funny if they were manufactured at the same place!!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Glycerin soaps

I have always been a fan of glycerin soaps.I dont know why but their smell and transparent look has always attracted me
Two great soaps that I have used are

Pears soap
I was trying to look up Pears for some background history and was astonished to find out that it is now produced in India!!!

Pears Soap is made from pure ingredients - glycerin, natural oils, rosemary, cedar and thyme. It contains no animal fat nor is it tested on animals. Each bar is mellowed and aged for three months until it reaches a pure transparency. This unique aging process, followed for nearly 200 years, makes Pears Soap extremely long lasting and a treat to use every day.

Neutrogena soap

This soap has no harsh detergents, dyes or hardeners. It removes excess oil without leaving any residue.