L’Oréal Paris Collection Exclusive Nudes by Colour Riche | Swatches & Review

L’Oréal Paris introduces the new Collection Exclusive Nudes by Colour Riche, a collection of tailor-made nude lipsticks, Inspired and named after the beloved L’Oréal ambassadors, J Lo, Eva Longoria, Doutzen Kroes, Julianne Moore and Frieda Pinto to suit their individual look and style. These Exclusive Nudes lipsticks ($NZD 23.99) come in 5 shades which makes it easy to pick the one that best suits your skin tone and personal style.

1)Hint Of Pink by Doutzen
2)Peach Skin by Eva
3)Glow by Jlo
4)Rosewood Beige by Julianne
5)Mauve Tint by Freida

Out of these 5, L’Oreal Paris NZ was kind to sent me 3 shades : Hint Of Pink by Doutzen, Rosewood Beige by Julianne & Mauve Tint by Freida which I will be reviewing today.IMG_4237 (more…)

Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel | Review

The winter season brings in not only the frosty weather but also dull, dry and dehydrated skin. With evenings often spent rugged up in the warm indoors, skin can easily lose moisture, leading to dryness and noticeably uneven skin tone. At-Home facial peels are a great way to take care of your skin without having to visit a spa. In the past  I have used a few facial peel products from some Indian drugstore brands and from Oriflame. But, I never found them to be suepr good on my skin. Plus some of them were very difficult to even peel of after it dries leaving my skin irritated or red.

Facial peels remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells of your face, leaving a smoother, radiant looking face. A good facial peel help minimize the pores and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Similarly a bad facial peel product can irritate the skin as well.

In this review I am going to share my favorite facial peel product. This is from a brand called Manuka Doctor. Manuka Doctor is a well known skincare brand that uses some of the finest, unique ingredients for its products; hero ingredeints being “Manuka Honey” and “Purified Bee Venom“.

This product here, really attracted me as it has acne healing properties. When Manuka Doctor PR sent me this facial peel. I was excited to try this as I heard a lot of good things about purified bee venom products for the treatment of acne. Purified Bee Venom has multiple anti ageing properties such as cell regeneration, renewal of damaged skin cells, scar reduction, reduction of fine lines & wrinkles etc. It also has known benefits of treating and healing acne.  though its not advised to be used on broken skin.

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BRÖÖ SMOOTHING India Pale Ale Shampoo & Conditioner| Review

If you are a regular reader of my blog- You might have noticed that I really haven’t done many hair product reviews. I always stick to one particular brand when it comes to haircare.

I have been using Kerastase /Loreal Shampoo and Elixir since years and years. When  I finished the Kerastase, I decided to try some other brands other than Kerastase. There, started my search for a good organic hair care product with NO Sulfates, phthalates, parabens, silicone and I came across this wonderful brand called BRÖÖ.

I contacted the BRÖÖ team and told them I am interested to try some of their products. The wonderful people at BRÖÖ asked my hair concerns, hair type etc and they were so kind to sent me two full bottles of shampoo & conditioner for trail. Thanks Team BRÖÖ NZ for sending this. I have had about more than 15 washes using this shampoo & conditioner and I think its a good time for a review about this.


Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer | Review

I must admit that I am a concealer junkie. Have the worst hereditary dark under eye circles. No skincare product in this entire planet can give me a rescue from this stubborn dark circles. Now, another possible way is to hide them using concealers. That’s how I started my journey of concealers – From MAC-Benefit-Kryolan-Dermablend – the list goes on. Dermablend, Kyolan etc really help in banishing those dark shadows. They are more of a heavy makeup and so, I don’t prefer to use those products unless its a function/party. Else, my way to concealer is MAC. I love experimenting and I have never used any drugstore concealers. This one was sent by Collection Cosmetics (previously known as Collection 2000) for review. I decided to give this a try and in this post, I am sharing my experiences using this

FUJI GREEN TEA goodness from The Body Shop

It’s time to revive the body and detox the mind with the body shop’s fuji green tea collection. cleanse and replenish by relaxing into a green tea infused bath, sourced from the mount fuji region of japan. for an extra treat don’t forget the body scrub and sorbet!

I love Green Tea and this range from Body Shop really interested me. I was so lucky to be sent some of the products from the range to try. In this post, I will be sharing my experience using The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Products –
Fuji Green Tea Body Butter, Fuji Green Tea Eau de Cologne, Fuji Green Tea Exfoliating Soap

Revive your mind and cleanse your body with the revitalising Fuji Green Tea™ body range, infused with pure green tea from the Mount Fuji region of Japan.



You might have heard about people who actually look like their pets. Well, M.A.C is making it a reality. M.A.C is one makeup brand that comes up with exciting collections all around the year. And yet again, it’s not different – M.A.C launched Haute Dogs, A Canine-Inspired Cosmetics Collection today. Aimed at celebrating the special bond between a woman and her furry best friend

M.A.C Hautedogs is a well-groomed collection of new canine-inspired hues from M·A·C, featuring luscious, buttery fur tones, gold-spun sculpting powders, and regal berries for lips. From aristocratic to collars-off cool, shades of every pooch are perched to prime your every mood. With Haute Dogs, you’ll be lapping up accolades as best in show!


Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil | Review

Ever wondered how is “Rosehip Oil” made?  Rosehip oil is derived from roses. Manufacturers press and extract the oil from wild rose bushes and then add the oil to skin care products or sell it by itself. The oil is a fabulous component of your skin care routine because it is full of beauty-boosting vitamin A, vitamin C and the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6.

Rosehip oil has a number of  beauty benefits for the skin, hair and nails. Unlike natural shea oil or cocoa butter,  Rosehip oil tends to absorb quickly  on skin providing a mess-free application. If you add rosehip oil to your skin care routine, you can expect some miraculous results. Rosehip Oil skincare benefits include pigmentation reduction, improved compelxion, skin rejuvenation etc.

I first heard about “Rosehip Oil” from my friend Nishu of Lips N Berries blog. She rave so much about the benefits of rosehip oil and she have a gorgeous skin..touchwood…Thanks to the Trilogy Team and Bare PR to send me this miraculous product, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.  4 weeks back from this date, my skin looked terrible with lot of breakouts. I honestly don’t know why my skin was in such a bad condition. That’s when trilogy came to rescue. I decided to use all trilogy products for my skincare. You can read my full skincare routine here

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (20ml) RRP $23.90 (45ml) RRP $39.90


goodness natural beauty lab – Grab & Go Goodness Try-Me Kit

Winter is moving out and summer is officially on its way in! This means getaways, gifts and good times – all the things. we love! Chia seeds are known for its numerous health benefits. These little black seeds do a lot more than just adding texture to your yogurt/smoothie. Chia is a powerful source of Alpha Lipoic Acid: a powerful antioxidant that helps to minimize fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores, while encouraging healthy cellular function and increasing radiance. Chia Seed oil is clinically proven to significantly increase skin hydration, reduce trans-epidermal water loss and increase skin barrier function etc.

Girls, In this post I am introducing a wonderful skincare find – Grab & Go Goodness Try-Me Kit! A week back I was sent these goodies from Goodness Natural Beauty Lab

L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation | Review

Hi lovely ladies out there- First of all let me confess, I would be the last person in this universe to review this foundation from L’Oreal Paris. Better late than never…This is a product that I always wanted to try. Because of my continuous travels and vacation I couldn’t try these ones and finally when I go time to check it at store- The shades I wanted where out of stock everywhere.

I got super excited when the kind Loreal Paris NZ team asked me to review these beauties. I decided to ask for 3 shades that I thought would be a closer match to my skintone. For Shade reference – I am NC40 in M.A.C .
I selected the shades – Rose Beige, Pure Beige & Nude Beige. Out of the 6 shades available in NZ, All 3 shades that I picked up [ 190Rose Beige, 140Pure Beige, 150Nude Beige] have yellow undertones and hence they are a perfect match for warmer skintones like mine. To know what are my thoughts on L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation, Keep reading…..IMG_3235

Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner | Review

A right toner can give your skin a healthy dose of what it needs to look younger, fresher, and smoother, right after cleansing and throughout the day. I like to use a facial toner after cleansing my skin for a variety of uses, ranging from setting makeup to acting as a pre-moisturizer for my skin prior to applying regular moisturizer or lotion. Finding the perfect toner for your skin isn’t easy, mainly because there are so many poorly formulated toners out in the market. Today in this post, I am going to talk about my favorite toner- Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner 


After face waxing/threading – I face the problem of redness of the face and dry patches around my cheek area. While I am allergic to most pre wax and post wax products- Also, the tricky cold weather leave my skin dehydrated during the day and I was in search of a good face hydrating gel after finishing this
Korean grapefruit gel I have been using. That’s when I was sent this face gel from Za Cosmetics.

In today’s review, I am going to share my experience about Za DEEP HYDRATION LASTING MOISTURE GEL

Nellie Tier Frankincense & Neroli Face Polish | Review

Nellie Tier is a brand dedicated in making hand blended range of products that are safe, natural, fresh and luxurious. The dedicated team at Nellie Tier believe strongly in the therapeutic power of plants and their ability to feed, heal and nourish the skin. They mix small batches using local natural product with no preservatives, parabens mineral oils or artificial perfumes.

Result is skin care that smells great and is amazing to use.

I was lucky enough to be sent a bag full of Nellie Tier products to try out and in today’s review I am sharing my experiences using the Nellie Tier Frankincense & Neroli Face Polish. Face Polish helps get rid of dead skin cells. It has the micro beads that helps in exfoliation while emollients soften skin. Read more to find out whether I liked this face polish from Nellie Tier

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M.A.C @ NZFW: Hailwood

Here are the beauty images and face charts from Hailwood. DESIGNER: Hailwood KEY MAKEUP ARTIST: Sarika Patel for M.A.C Cosmetics INSPIRATION: “Perfect glowing skin is accentuated with tones of apricot and gold” – Sarika Patel KEY PRODUCTS: Face: Prep + Read more…