OCD Satiation Guaranteed! Champion Cleaners!

I have an On & Off kinda relationship with my OCD. There are times when I’m lazy AF and completely disregarding piles and piles of packages cluttering my room and my house and slowly getting into every open corner in my house.

And there are times when I have sleepless nights over a small ball point pen mark on the insides of my bag!

I’m taking baby steps at becoming a Domestic Diva. This does not in any way mean that I get down to cleaning every single thing on my own. I’m always on a lookout for professional help. The kinds where they take your instructions seriously and deliver to the T.

My hubby dearest, gave me an LV in the first year of my marriage. Obviously it’s one of my most priced possessions.  nOW i come from a place where Laundry or Laundromats are only for clothes. I would probably give the laundry guys my carpet at the most. But thats that. Pretty limited. But thats when I heard about Champion Cleaners. These guys are not your run of the mill laundry. They make your Bags and shoes, brand new.

I was a bit apprehensive, but at the same time, I had heard rave reviews about Champion Cleaners. So, one leap of faith and my LV was with them for a week.

I cannot emphasize enough the satisfaction at receiving the bag, as good as new. I’m totally sold at their abilities to clean your super precious stuff like bags and shoes.

Plus the process of getting your stuff done is very simple. They have an app which you need to download on your phone, share your location, schedule a pick up and that’s it!

They will collect almost anything that you need cleaned, from your doorstep, take it with them and deliver in a couple of days. Have you tried these guys before? My OCD was completely satiated. How was your experience? I would love to know.

 

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Kohl It Smokey! Ft. Sephora Glide Liners

It’s taken a couple of years and some horrid looking makeup looks to get to the (most of the times) kickass makeup perfection that I sport these days. I have shifted my blogging focus from Interiors to makeup after I stumbled across Carli Bybel on Youtube. I love her makeup tutorials and how she has evolved!

My main focus has always been contouring and eyes. Recently, I have developed a hunger for highlighters as well.

Now the best place for makeup for me has always been a Sephora store. Sephora for me is like candyland for kids. I can live in that place.

One thing about Sephora is that apart from the multi luxury brands that they stock in their stores, they have their own brand; Sephora. Sephora by itself keeps up with the latest trends and how!

This inhouse brand is super affordable and really worth every dime spent on it!! I love a lot of things from the inhouse Sephora brand, but, that’s for another post. Let’s talk about some awesome eye products that they have in store this month which, to be honest are absolutely a must buy!

This post is all about Kohl from Sephora.

GLIDE LINER

These are super pigmented colored Kohl’s which have some seriously intense pigment. Basically Gel Eyeliners which are waterproof and in a retractable Kohl Pencil form. Being an Indian, Kohl is the first thing that I reach for when I do my eye makeup. We love our smokey eyes on a daily basis. LOL I know, but we love it.

They have six shades that are just at AED 55 each. Each Kohl will last you a good 8 months if you use it on alternate days.

Check these shades out, I’m eying the Noir & Warm Kaki for myself.

This one is Brown Chestnut 

Another color that I like is the Red Berry. If you can tailor your look around this Kohl, it’ll be a talked about look for a very long time.

For the waterline, there are 2 shades that are a must have in any vanity,  Beige & White

    

And now my favourites; Warm Kaki & Noir

 

The next post is yet again a Sephora Post about the cutest palettes ever!!

 

Until Laters…

 

 

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In The Spotlight At Paris Gallery

If you are based in Dubai or UAE, you’re not new to this dreamy store called Paris Gallery. It’s a store that dreams are made of. It smells of aspirations and dreams and luxury. It reminds you of your idols on TV, in Ads, on Ramps. It’s got the right ingredients for you to be exactly what you aspired for. From the best of Fragrances to the most amazing Makeup to accessories and watches. If you spotted something in the glossy, you’re sure to find it in this store.

Paris Gallery has put together 10 fragrances each for Him & Her in the spotlight. Some of the best fragrances this season. what I’m sharing with you today are some of the best ‘Pink’ fragrances to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.

Valentino ‘Donna Acqua’ – Valentino Donna Acqua is an irreverent clash of lightness and indulgence. The crunchy freshness of green almond combined with the juicy notes of frosted pear is offset by the smooth and velvety heat of a frangipani rose accord with a hint of creamy sandalwood and hawthorn. Priced at AED 445, Donna Acqua looks pretty and dainty on your perfume tray.

Prada ‘Candy Gloss’ – Sparkling and intensely joyful: Candy Gloss is a sensual sorbet, sweet as acid cherry and solar as the orange blossom. A fruity bouquet with hints of rose and musk. apart from the perfectly feminine smell, the bottle is beautifully designed, but thats with all the perfumes from Prada. They have some of the best looking bottles in the perfume industry. This one is priced at AED 450.

Jean Paul Gaultier ‘Scandal’ – A very recent addition to the Jean Paul Gaultier line, this is amongst the most coveted bottles to own this season. During the day, it’s a delicious fresh honey with the wonderful scent of gardenia and blood orange. At night, it’s a sensual and scandalous honey combined with patchouli: an addiction that’s just so Jean Paul Gaultier.
Priced at AED 480.

Guerlain ‘Mon Guerlain’ – Mon Guerlain, the House’s new fragrance, is a tribute to today’s femininity – strong, free and sensual. It is a fresh and oriental fragrance that enhances exceptional raw materials. Priced at AED 580.

Gucci ‘Bloom’ – Gucci Bloom is created to unfold like its name, capturing the rich scent of a thriving garden filled with an abundance of flowers. Tuberose and jasmine combine with Rangoon Creeper – a unique flower discovered in South India. A must have if you like floral fragrances. Priced at AED 545

Each of these perfumes in pink are a work of art, in fragrance and in packaging. Which is your favourite?

Watch out for my Top 5 in Mens fragrances from Paris Gallery coming soon..

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Reviewed! Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment

You might not want to reveal your age to the rest of the world, but, your eyes and lips may just give it away! Just like the area around your eyes starts developing fine lines with age, the area around your lips does too.

Yeah, those pesky fine lines around your lips are a sign of aging. These are the lines from where your lipsticks start bleeding. I hated to see that feather design around my lips, thats when i seriously started considering filler options for my lips. But I guess I’m not ready to get into injections just yet. Thankfully, it’s around that time that I was invited to the launch of the latest product from Dermalogica. The ‘Nightly Lip Treatment’.

This is a serum in a tube which comes with a metal applicator, just like a lip balm applicator. now just cause it looks like a lip balm, don’t get over enthusiastic and start applying it like one. you need to squeeze a tiny bit out of the tube and apply it around your lips and on your laughlines. Whatever is left over can then be applied on top of your lips.

What does this contain?

  • Indian Gentian
  • Sesame seed extract
  • Shea butter
  • Hyaluronic acid

These work brilliantly to firm, moisturize, hydrate and restore the protective barrier around your lip area.

I have been using this for over a month now and can actually see a difference in the way my lipstick behaves. My laugh lines are visibly reduced. All in all, I’m pretty happy with the product.

Have you guys tried this product? I would love to know your thoughts on this product!

A lot more interesting things coming up on the blog soon! Until then,

Laters….

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Summer Vibes For Your Wardrobe…

I’m not a huge adventurous soul when it comes to fashion. I stick to safe and familiar styles, even if it means that I’m living in the 1900’s!! It’s just been one year that I have started wearing sleeveless clothes. I’m yet to venture into the off shoulder trend. It’s just that a change in style makes me very conscious and unsure of myself. I hate not being confident, ever!!

One of the few places that I’m pretty confident of shopping at is RED TAG. They are super trendy and unbelievably affordable. They also have a lot in my size. My size? I’m a cusp between a regular person and a plus size person. Yeah, imagine that!! I feel unwelcome every where, I just don’t fit in any set pattern. The best part in this store is that the staff is very warm and welcoming. Happy to help you out once they know what your style is.

There have been times when I’ve picked up 3 or 4 pieces and gone to the changing room and the shopping assistant has, on her own picked out a few designs and brought them to my changing room for me to try. I was pleasantly surprised and pleased at the proactive effort from the store staff.

So, when it comes to getting a affordable summer refresh for your wardrobe, Red Tag is the place to go! They have some fab mix and match options available for summer. Below are a few of my favourites.

I’m obsessed with the flower details on the pants!! This is a perfect outfit for travels!! The T shirt says it all.

This dress though…

I will surely add this to my wardrobe for a day at the beach! I loved the soft fabric of this dress.

Even though the sleeves are long, I’m in love with the print of this shirt. The fabric is light and perfect for summer.

This top is what caught my eye! Don’t you think it’s super pretty?

I’m adding these to my wardrobe this summer. Did you like this collection? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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Sephora Celebrates Lipstick Week!!

I know! Right?

Get your lipstick dose at stores across Sephora Middle East and on www.sephora.ae & www.sephora.sa from July 23 to 29.

Sephora Lipstick Week? Yes, you heard it right! As a countdown to International Lipstick Day, get set for a week of lipstick adventure from July 23 to 29, only at Sephora. From shiny gloss to bold matte, ink your lips with the hottest of hues that come in a range of textures from the best of brands that include Marc Jacobs Beauty, Too Faced,

Kat Von D Beauty, Huda Beauty and many more. Mark your calendars, perfect that pout, run the world!

Here are a few awesome ones that you could check out at the store…

The Semi Matte Range;

 

The Matte range;

The Shiny ones;

And finally the ‘HOLOGRAPHIC’

 

 

I watch a cartoon with my son on his ipad called Little Kingdom with Ben and Holly. The nanny in that always seems to magic a Jelly Flood in the kingdom, I’m thinking if I learn magic, I can magic a Lipstick flood!! How awesome will that be? 

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Blazing Hot Nails in Paris Fashion Week By Inglot!!!

The catwalk was for Kenzo SS 2018 collection but people were raving about the Blazing Hot Ombre nails on the models created by the talented manicurists of Inglot in collaboration with the Iconic nail artist Naomi Yasuda!

With the mesmerizing quality of a blazing evening bonfire, this look served as a powerful contrast to the bright spring and summer looks shown on the KENZO runway, and it will surely inspire fall nails this year.

“The inspiration was Japanese supermodel Sayoko Yamaguchi – She was a model actress in the 70’s and 80’s, and she was also Kenzo Takada’s muse,” said Naomi Yasuda, lead nail artist sponsored by INGLOT. “Her look was very unique, she was known for her beautiful black hair and red lips. So this season for the KENZO show, I created black and red ombré nails.

“It’s very simple and clean yet chic,” said Yasuda. It almost looks like a Japanese lacquer ware.” The manicures were complimented with glossy black pedicures.

The Look: Red and black ombré nails

The Products: Naomi began with a base coat of the INGLOT Ridge Filler. She then applied a layer of the blazing red using INGLOT Nail Enamel 805 and created the black ombré effect with a sponge using INGLOT Breathable Nail Enamel 692, and sealed with INGLOT Dry & Shine.

   

All INGLOT products used to create the looks seen at these shows are available at more than 600 retail locations worldwide.

I loved the look! And you?

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