OFRA COSMETICS Long Lasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set: Everyday Nudes

ofra everyday liquid lipstick swatches on indian skin tone


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ofra everyday nudes liquid lipstick set swatches


Ofra Cosmetics Everyday Nudes set is a mini liquid lipstick set which I think is the perfect size if you want to try out the liquid lipstick range from this brand. This set contains 4 mini liquid lipstick shades , all nudes and the price of this lip set is 20$(USD).


ofra everyday nude set


This set contains four liquid lipsticks in mini size. These are:

  1. Sanibel
  2. Verona
  3. Bel Air
  4. Unzipped


ofra everyday nudes set swatches



ofra lipstick swatches on indian skin


ofra liquid lipstick swatches on indian skin


Sanibel (rose nude): Sanibel is described as a rose nude color. Its a perfect nude for light to medium skin tones. 

Verona (mocha nude brown matte): Verona is described as “mocha nude brown” shade. This is a beautiful true brown shade for medium/olive skin tone with a warm undertone. 

Bel Air (light nude matte): This shade is another beautiful nude with a peach undertone. Even though the peachy undertone makes it a very wearable shade, yet I find this shade slightly lighter for my taste, so I like to combine it with a brown lip pencil and it works perfectly for me.

Unzipped (nude berry): This shade is my favorite shade in the whole set. As the name suggests, its a very beautiful berry (nude) shade that is not only quite wearable but I’m sure, it will look great on every skin tone! 


ofra liquid lipstick swatches on indian skin tone



These liquid lipsticks have almost mousse like consistency which makes them very easy to apply. The texture is creamy but they dry as matte/semi matte after the application.  The formula is really good, it feels light on the lips and doesn’t feel tacky or patchy at all. These liquid lipsticks have light vanilla scent in them which doesn’t last long after the appplication. The staying power of these lipsticks is somewhere 5-6 hours on my lips , except Bel air and Sanibel, those ones I had to re-touch after 3-4 hours. Pigmentation wise all shades are very good, except Bel Air, for this particular shade I had to go in with at least 2 layers to get a good color payoff. To remove the lipsticks, I just use makeup remover to wipe them off. The colors come off easily on removing, they don’t leave any stain on the lips. These liquid lipsticks do transfer a bit.

So all in all, I’m happy with this nude liquid lipstick set as in they stay on for a good average amount of time, the shades are really beautiful, they don’t have weird scent and they are neither tacky nor patchy even after layering for 2-3 times! This set is my current go to lip set. Since, the tube size is mini,  all you get is 0.04 oz of product in each tube. But the good news is that you don’t have to waste your money on big sized tube if you didn’t like any of the shades in this set. 

Have you tried this set or any other shades from this range yet? I would love to know your thoughts on this brand!

Have a great week 🙂  ❤

See you soon in the next post. Until then…




MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick: Review, Swatches & Wear Test

Mac powder kiss lipstick on indian skin


Powder Kiss Lipstick is a new matte formula by Mac Cosmetics that has been launched a couple of months ago. The brand launched 16 shades in the beginning and then recently they’ve added another 8 (new) shades to the existing line. 


mac mull it over review and swatch


I bought the shade ‘Mull It Over’ as this shade looked most exciting to me in entire collection. It’s a dirty peach kind of shade. It retails for 19$ (USD).


mac cosmetics lipstick swatches on indian skin



The actual packaging of this lipstick is slightly different than their normal packaging. The packaging of this tube is more matte, unlike the original glossy packaging.


mac mull it over on indian skin


When I first opened the tube, I noticed that the product has ‘powder’ like appearance to it.


mac powder kiss lipstick swatches on indian skin



mac matte lipstick swatches on indian skin


On Lips: 


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It’s a lightweight formula and feels very smooth on the lips. I had no problems with the application whatsoever. 

As you can see the swatch on my arm, the color looks very pigmented there but when I applied it on my lips, the color didn’t look as pigmented as it was looking on my arm. The good news is that it’s buildable. The only thing you need to take care before wearing this lipstick is don’t forget to exfoliate your lips (which I clearly forgot as you can see in the pictures!). Its not that this lipstick will make your lips dry or something,  its because if you want to build the color, you don’t want your lips to look flaky at all. Otherwise the formula is very good as it is both matte and moisturizing at the same time.

Also, it’s not transfer poof as you can see in the picture below:


mac mull it over on indian skintone


Things I liked about this Lipstick:

  1. The application is smooth, almost feels balm – like on lips.
  2. Doesn’t make lips drier.
  3. Wearable colors.
  4. Buildable.

Things I didn’t like:

  1. The lipstick has a very distinct smell. The smell that I can’t really explain in words. Or maybe I can try! It’s like burnt vanilla with a hint of bitterness… just something like that! I kept feeling that smell until the lipstick stayed on my lips. 
  2. The lipstick has a very sweet sugary taste to it. In my opinion, this is a little bit too    much for me.
  3. Not lasting. If you don’t like retouching your lipsticks every two to three hours (this is average), then this is not a good option at all.

So, last but not least, I think I would rather grab the original matte MAC lipstick instead of picking this one, but I am glad that I tried atleast one shade from this collection to find out was the hype even worth? Not for me, I guess 🙂

What are your thoughts on this line of Mac lipsticks? Have you tried it yet? If yes, how did you like it? 

I hope you’re having a wonderful day. ❤

See you very soon in the next post. Until then…



6 Things That You Should Never Do To Your Skin


We all know that there are certain things which we shouldn’t do to our skin ever, but most of the times we end up doing them anyway.




In today’s post I am mentioning some of the worst things that we all do to our skin at some point of time and we should stop doing them to get a good, healthy, clear skin.

Please keep reading to find out what those six things are that we need to completely avoid.



Exfoliation is a great way of getting rid of dead cells from our skin.  Dead skin cells that clog our pores can give us blackheads and/or acne. Its really beneficial if we exfoliate our skin in a right way. Exfoliation done too aggressively can lead to skin irritation. To make sure you don’t over exfoliate, avoid applying too much pressure while exfoliating and use an exfoliator with gentle, small granules, which won’t be too harsh on your skin. Usually its a good practice to exfoliate once a week if you have a dry or sensitive skin, twice a week if you’ve normal and combo skin, and three times a week if your skin type is oily.


Popping (a Zit)

Most of us are guilty of squeezing a pimple as soon as we see it on our face! But the truth is, the more you pop or pick at your zit, the more inflammation you create underneath. Also all the bacteria from your fingertips transfers on to your skin, making it all worse. If you don’t do it or have never done it, you’re awesome, but if you’re someone who has the continuous habit of touching your own face, you need to be stop doing this! And whenever you see a zit on your skin, instead of rubbing or picking it, just try to put some ointment on it for some relief and be patient with it.


Touching Or Rubbing

Try to avoid touching your face as much as you can!  Bacteria, viruses and allergens can easily transfer from fingertips onto the skin. Also, repeatedly rubbing the skin can do some real damage. Hands aren’t the only way to transfer the germs. Cell phone is another thing which we never think of, that can transfer germs to our facial skin, so are the pillow cases. If we talk about Cell phones then you should know that these accumulate grime and bacteria that can easily transfer to the face. Keep your phone clean by gently wiping it down with rubbing alcohol once a week to remove traces of makeup, sweat, and other contaminants.  Change your pillowcases frequently too.




Not Protecting Your Skin

I am sure you all know that you’re meant to wear sunscreen everyday, but do you really do it though? If you don’t then you may want to start doing it from now on! Lemme tell you why? The sun is responsible for 90% of how our skin ages. This is because the sun destroys collagen (main structural protein), which causes skin sagging and wrinkles, and UV rays trigger melanin (pigment) production, aka dark spots. Look for a facial SPF that has minimum factor 30 SPF, and a UVA rating of 4-star or higher. 

It is important to know here, that the SPF protects against UVB rays that burn the skin, while UVA protects against UVA rays that penetrate deeper into the skin and destroy collagen – so both are essential! UVB rays are very strong during summer but UVA rays are constant all year round. Although UVA rays won’t burn your skin, they contribute to skin aging and even skin cancer! UVA rays can pass through glass windows and clouds so choose a moisturizer with minimum SPF 30 and use it everyday, even on cloudy days. Also don’t forget your neck.


Using the Same Products Forever

You may have found a skincare routine that works best for you currently but the sad truth is that its not going to last forever. Eventually, your skin will change over the time and it will get used to any active ingredients in your skincare products that you’re using right now, so over the time, they will become less effective. It’s important to constantly re-evaluate your skin and keep changing your skincare regimen according to your skin’s current requirements. 


Sleeping in your makeup

Sleep is body’s time to repair itself from the stress of the day and while we sleep, growth hormones stimulate the renewal of all of our body’s organs, including the skin.

Sleeping in makeup can clog pores that can cause breakouts. Wearing makeup to bed can trap oils under the skin.  When you sleep in your makeup you are not giving your skin a chance to recover, which can lead to premature aging. Sleeping in makeup can also interfere with the natural shedding or exfoliation process of the skin, which can result in a duller, dry and coarse complexion. So, its very important to remove the makeup before going to bed to prevent our skin from the damage.




These were some of the strict no-no’s that you should avoid doing to your skin. If I’m forgetting something, don’t forget to mention it in the comment section. Thank you so much for reading!  🙂

I hope y’all are having a great week! ❤

See you soon in the next post. Until then…



Urban Decay ‘Naked Petite Heat’ Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches & Review


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Hello everyone! The eyeshadow palette that I am going to review today is not a new product by any means. In fact this palette is a year old. 


Urban deacy heat palette swatches on Indian skin


I don’t wear eyeshadows on daily basis, so I couldn’t convince myself to get this eyeshadow palette earlier. But I was so drawn towards the colors in this palette that I decided whenever I will buy any new eyeshadow palette, I’ll go for this one!


urban decay eyeshaow tutorial


About the Palette

This palette has five mattes and one shimmer shade.  The shade names are:


UD heat swatches on indian skin

  • Inhale

Inhale is a light beige shade with a warm-yellow undertone and satin sheen. Although this shade is lightest in the palette, it has opaque pigmentation and it blends out nicely.


  • Vibrate

Vibrate is a light, peachy brown shade with a warm undertone. It has matte finish. The pigmentation is good but not too opaque. It is quite buildable but only if you apply the eyeshadow primer first, the color doesn’t show much on bare skin.


  • Hot Spell

Hot Spell is a light-medium brown shade with a warm-orange undertone. This, too, has a matte finish. It has good color payoff with a soft, blend-able consistency.


Urban decay eyeshadow pallete on indian skin


  • Wild Thing

Wild Thing is a bright, medium-dark orange with warm-rusty undertone and has a matte finish too. It is very pigmented shade yet very easy to apply on the lid. It blends out like butter.


  • Heist

Heist is a medium-dark brown with warm-orange undertone and has a matte finish. This shade too, has very good pigmentation and it is quite build-able.


  • Strike

Strike is a deep, plummy brown shade with warm undertone. This shade has also a matte finish and blends out easily like most of other shades. This shade is darkest in the palette. It is comparatively little patchy but since it is build-able like other shades, so its not bad either.


urban decay heat palette tutorial


Review & Swatches

After using this palette for couple of times, I think I am totally in love with this palette! I tell you why:


1. Its a travel friendly eyeshadow palette with a perfect size which has an in-built mirror inside.

2. Almost all the shades in the palette provide great color payoff.

3. Most of the shadows are long-lasting. We’re talking 7 to 8 hours without touch-up.

4. It compliments my skin tone very well. As both the ‘skin texture’ and ‘color’ of my eyelids is quite different from my entire face (skin), I usually don’t find many eyeshadows flattery on me. But this one, I really, honestly loved! Also, it is so easy for me to mix the colors of this eyeshadows with the eyeshadows of other palettes that I already have!


urban decay petite heat palette swatches on indian skin



The Verdict?

I am so glad and excited to finally add this palette to my makeup collection. All I can say is that I can’t wait to create more looks with it. 🙂

Hope you guys are having a great week so far.


***Also, don’t forget to checkout my Instagram page . I mostly post the OOTD inspiration there, but recently I started posting some food recipes on my Insta stories with other random stuff. Maybe you’ll like it 😉  ❤  ***


See y’all soon in the next post. Until then… 



Valentine’s Day Special: Let’s Talk About Self-Love




Learning to love yourself is one of the most powerful and important things that you can do in your life. You simply can not take care of your loved ones until you take care of yourself first. Self love is not some desperate need to be better or more deserving than others. And it is definitely not being selfish or vain but it’s a commitment to get to know and accept yourself as you are!

On this perfect occasion of celebrating unconditional love, let’s make a promise to ourselves to be kind, forgive and love ourselves just the way we do all this for our loved ones and be proud of who we are ❤ .




When we talk about self-love, it can be a little overwhelming and tricky topic for some of us and think How do we learn to love ourselves? Here are 7 ways, I am discussing in today’s post that will help  you to start practicing the art of self-love straight away:


  • Make Yourself Your Number 1 Priority. Remember, in order to love others and be loved, you need to first love yourself. It is easy to get caught in the craziness of everyday life and ignore your own needs. When you keep doing this, not only you suffer, but you are not at your best for everyone else around you. 


  • Stop Criticizing Yourself. Nobody is perfect, we all have shortcomings but don’t let those shortcomings define yourself.   Criticism tears you down and can leave you feeling demoralized and hollow. On the contrary, choose to praise yourself and that will not only help you building your self-esteem but will nurture the  feelings of self-worth. 


  • Take Care of Your Body. Respect and nurture your body by eating healthy, exercising on a regular basis, keeping yourself clean & well-groomed and getting enough sleep. Try meditation for your mental well being.


  • Be Your Own Best Friend. It’s in your own best interest to love yourself. You know yourself better than anyone else. You know all your faults and all your strengths. You know what makes you laugh and what makes you cry. Show yourself the same compassion and empathy you would to your best friend. Learn to enjoy your own company.


  • Accept Your Current Situation. No matter how negative your current situation is there is always an opportunity for growth and improvement. Remember nothing is forever and that includes the negative things in life. Your circumstances are not a reflection of you. How you choose to react to your circumstances is what ultimately defines who you are!


  • Be Mindful. People who have more self-love tend to know what they think, feel and want. They are mindful of who they are and what they want to do in life, rather than relying on what others want them to do.


  • Forgive Yourself. We humans can be so hard on ourselves sometimes. You have to accept the fact that you are not perfect, before you can truly love yourself. Practice being kind to yourself more when you make a mistake. Remember, there are no failures, if you have learned and grown from your mistakes; there are only lessons learned.




At last but not least, I will only say that to love yourself is a lifelong process. Which means, it’s  not a destination – it’s a daily practice. It all starts with you and ends with you. 🙂  

Enjoy and see you soon in the next post! ❤

Until then…



Tips To Get Perfect Valentine’s Day Pout

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. You may already have selected your outfit by now but have you given any thought to prep your pout yet? 

Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse for expressing your love to your loved ones by making them feel special and most importantly a chance to rock your favorite colored lipstick that you’ve been saving for this special occasion.




The thing is that the Valentine’s Day falls right in the middle of winter, and all that time spent in the cold air and indoor heating can lead not only to dry and dull skin but chapped lips too. In such case, how would you be able to get those irresistibly sexy lips in such short time? The good news is that it’s absolutely possible for you to get a beautiful-looking pout in very less time for this special occasion. You just have to follow these 2 lip hacks that I am sharing in today’s blogpost, thank me later 😉 .



The best way to ensure your pout looks its best on Valentine’s Day is to make sure that the dry, flaky lips aren’t a distraction to your overall makeup look. And to deal with that, start entire process by using a lip scrub. You can either use a home-made sugar lip scrub or use any good quality lip scrub that you already have in your vanity. It will help creating the appearance of smoother lips. I use this one from ‘Tarte’ these days.





Soon after scrubbing, pat dry your lips and apply any lip balm of your liking. It can be any chapstick or just vaseline and massage your lips for 4-5 minutes.



Don’t forget to wipe off extra balm from your lips before putting on any lip makeup!




To achieve this, first draw an ‘X’ on the cupid’s bow of your top lip using a lip liner. Then line the curve of your bottom lip, making sure you’re lining just slightly outside of your lip’s natural shape.  Fill in the inner side-borders of both your top and bottom lips. Give your lips a contour. At last, fill in your lips with any glossy lipstick of your choice. 

Here are the steps:



Voila!! There you are… ready to rock your valentine’s day look for your significant other 😉 .




I hope you are having a great week and wishing you all a very happy Valentine’s day!

Don’t forget to love yourself 🙂 ❤

See you soon in the next post. Until then…



5 Mascaras Tried and Tested



Mascara is that one magical product that can immediately enhance  the natural beauty of your face’s one of the most prominent features that is ‘Eyes’. A good mascara is basically every girl’s essential makeup product.




As a personal preference, I like to stick to the original (washable) formulas for daily-use, instead of opting for Waterproof Mascaras! I can say that over the time, I have used enough number of good and bad mascaras that I can make an opinion about them! Hence in today’s post I’m going to share my top 5 favorite mascaras that I loved using so far and in my opinion, these mascaras are definitely worth a try (if you didn’t try them until now).




1.  The Colossal Big Shot Volum’ Express Mascara



2. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara



3. Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara



4. Clinique High Impact Mascara



5. Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara




Reasons To Love These Mascaras:

  • Provide thickness to lashes without overloading the brush.
  • Easy to remove using micellar water.
  • Didn’t experience either smudging or clumping. 
  • Give an illusion of fuller lashes which provide my small, deep-set eyes more definition and a little bit of pop.
  • No mess-up while applying hence provide easy application.
  • Add bit of length to the lashes.
  • Hold the curl for longer time.





I genuinely liked all these mascaras. No doubt some of these mascaras are on pricier side but they do exactly what they claim they’d do. You can get the travel size for most of these either from Ulta or Sephora.

In the last, I will only say that If you are looking for an easy to use mascara that will give you lovely long lashes every time without fail then these are some great options for you to try.

Hope you’ll are having a wonderful day! 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…




5 Tips To Stay Cozy In Freezing Cold

If you are someone who has just moved in or planning to visit a place like Boston, I promise this post is going to be so helpful for you!




There’s cold, and then, there’s Boston cold, where the windchill will make the cold 10 times worse than it actually is! 

I have mentioned few tips and tricks in today’s post, that will not only serve the purpose of helping you stay warm in this bone-chilling cold weather but will also help you to not look like a fluff ball 😀 .


Don’t Skip Thermal Wear


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I know I know, that you guys already know so much about layering and all, but when it’s really really cold outside, sometimes even the items that you always rely on, won’t be sufficient to survive the cold. In such case you’ve to take things to next level by being a layering pro! Start with the base layer and use a good quality Thermal wear set. Make sure the thermal wear is neither too tight nor too loose on your body so that you can stay comfortably warm all day long.


Make Turtleneck Your Best Friend


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On a very cold day, when you have no choice and you’ve to go outdoors, then instead of picking up a thick chunky sweater, try adding a well-fitted, soft woolen turtleneck to your outfit. A turtleneck will keep your neck warm and you can wear it under (almost) everything in your closet, from a slip dress to button-down to a cardigan. One another added benefit of turtlenecks is that you don’t have to depend on the scarves all the time!


Cover The Key Parts Of Your Body


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When you go outdoors, always make sure to cover the key parts of your body – meaning keep your head, hands and feet covered. Do not compromise on that at all because our bodies loose most of the heat from head and/or feet, so whenever required, cover them with appropriate winter accessories.


Buy Good Quality Coats & Boots


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I can’t stress enough on this point! Don’t buy cheap quality coats and boots. As Norwegians say: “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing”.

Splurge on your winter coats and boots like on any investment pieces. Avoid getting these two things from your regular one stop shop (where you casually shop).

Let’s be real and accept that wool coats alone can not stand the extreme cold weather, specially the chilly wind. Same goes for the shoes. So its necessary to buy a good quality winter coat and boots which can do the job. 


 Try Shoe Inserts


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Last but not least, if you haven’t try the shoe inserts yet, now is time to give them a go. Shoe inserts can be really helpful winter accessory to add a layer between your feet and the icy-cold ground. You can either use a foam or a fleece pair of shoe inserts inside your shoe. If not, then try out these toe warmers and feel the difference yourself!





I hope you’re enjoying the weather in whichever part of world you are… I am certainly not 😉 😀

See you soon in the next post. Until then…




Quick Life Update & Current Beauty Trend: YOGA SKIN

Hi everyone!

I haven’t been posting to the blog much recently! Mainly because I was  busy focussing on the other areas of my life, which required complete attention for some certain amount of time. As you may know, blogging itself demands a good amount of time, hard work and energy just like any other full time job, hence I couldn’t find myself balancing between blogging and the other things happening in my life. I’ve always tried my best (until now) to either post only relevant and useful content on my blog or not to post anything at all! So I decided to put my blog on hold (which was really hard for me) for sometime. Now that I am done with it, here I am, back to blogging. And I can’t tell you guys that how much have I missed blogging.




On that node, lemme take a moment to ask you guys that have you heard about “Yoga Skin”? If no, then this post is for you! And trust me it has nothing to do with Yoga at all 😉 .

Yoga skin is a new beauty trend that is taking over the Instagram these days. Its basically a beauty trend where the goal is to make your skin look more healthy, glowy, hydrated and radiant as ever!

The whole process, according to Beauty Guru: Sara Hill, starts with the cleansing and prepping of your skin. Wait for your skin-care products to fully absorb before moving on to primer. After applying a silicone-free primer, combine three to four pumps of your favorite sheer- to medium-coverage liquid foundation (not full-coverage) with one drop of a facial oil and one drop of a gold-tone liquid highlighter.

She suggested to focus more on the ‘way’ of application and insisted on using your hands rather than makeup brushes or sponges, and she suggested to massage the mixture into your skin to de-puff and to boost the circulation. She further added to finish the look with a concealer (only if needed) without overdoing it, as this look is all about showing the ‘real skin’ as much of it as we can!

You can find the whole process Here.

Lemme know what you guys think about this beauty trend and are you currently using it? Don’t forget to share what you know 🙂

See y’all soon in the next post! Until then…

A Quick #OOTD Post

Happy Thursday everyone!  

A quick hello and wishing you a great (almost) weekend ahead!

As the title says, today’s post is an ‘outfit of the day’ post.  I’m assuming some of you my beautiful friends may have noticed my Instagram grid at the end of (almost) every page and if you didn’t, then I’m very excited to tell that I’ve an Instagram page (account), where I basically post #ootd or you can say outfit inspirational photos. So, if you didn’t get a chance to visit my Instagram page yet, please check it out and show some love 🙂 I’m linking the account details Here .


For today’s outfit, I have collaborated a black and white gingham skirt (Jcrew factory), with a red and white slogan tee from Zara. And I’ve paired this effortless yet chic outfit with a red pair of slide sandals from H&M to finish off the look. 

I’m linking all the outfit details here:

Gingham Skirt: J.Crew Factory  | Slogan Tee:  Zara  |  Red Slide Sandals:  H&M


Hope y’all having a great week ❤

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

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