Luxury or Drugstore Blush?! THE ANSWER!!!


Hi lovelies!

Yesterday I asked whether you thought this was a high end blush or a drug store brand – some of you guessed that it was luxury! Well I have good news, its a drug store brand, called Milani and is available for EIGHT DOLLARS!!!! Grab this quick, I personally prefer this over Gucci’s ladybug blush!

In case you’re looking for the order link here it is –

Until next time!



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Luxury or Drugstore Blush?!


Do you think this  blush belong belongs to a luxury, or a drugstore brand?! Leave your guess in the comments below and I’ll give you the answer tomorrow 😉

Until next time!


Shady Brands be Fine Cause They Got the Shine? Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Review

Hello Desi Ladies,

I’ve noticed a lot of you carrying around fake or substandard versions of high turnover cosmetics in your makeup bags – no, the Naked2 Palette you picked up for a total of 10 dollars is not the original. Some of you even request family and friends visiting the beautiful south asian sub-continent to bring over your budget trash stash.

Shady brands be fine cause they got the shine? I think not! Cheap makeup melts a lot faster in our south asian oven heat. Makeup from brands like Chanel melts too, but it melts classy. When your face sweats up, it melts downwards in an orderly fashion.

OK, I just made that up =P Please dont be pennywise (i hate you clown!) and pound foolish. By the time you enter your 30s (or maybe sooner), the damage these fake products will do to your  ‘natuwal beauty’ will require a lot of investment to reverse. So unless you have a good loan plan in mind please reconsider the next time you draw up your makeup inventory.

Anyways fret not – you don’t necessarily need endless flows of cash to look good (especially when you have to pay a premium for most products purchased at home  -_- ). Just invest in the the right one(s) and use them ‘multi-purposely’. I strongly suggest you get your hands on bobbi brown’s shimmer brick (mentioned in an earlier post) in bronze or rose for a polished non-tacky look.

Although its supposed to be applied over blusher, I use it on its’ own as blusher for a sunkissed or peachy look. The hint of color on your cheeks looks understated but very classy. Its’ especially suitable for daytime outings  in our never ending summer.

I also use it for contouring. I apply a dash with a brush or very frugally with my pinkie on the nose, forehead, under the eyes, cheekbones, jaw line and blend it. I prefer Bronze for contouring, but Nectar works too. Try using only the top two shades for contouring though.

For the ultimate sculpted look (great evening wear) mix up both – use Nectar as blush, and Bronze  for contouring.

Bronze makes a great gold eye shadow btw. It is very shimmery, so you have to save it for parties or desi weddings. Also, remember that if you’re using Bronze as an eye-shadow, go for a warm pink glossy lipstick and hold back on the blush.

If you want to use Nectar as eyeshadow, focus on the top two (lightest) shades. I’m not a fan of pink toned eye shadows so I’d recommend you use it to add shimmer over matte eyeshadows in the brown family.

Finally, you can use both Nectar or Bronze (top two shades) as a highlighter (under your eyebrows) day or night 🙂

Oh and a quick tip for you blush lovers (and non lovers too – please refer to my earlier post Blush Me Pretty if you still do not grasp the importance of this tool :).  If you ever run out of your favorite blush and wont be able to get your hands on the replacement for a while, use pink lipstick ( I recommend Mac’s Satin) as a substitute – dot two splotches of the lipstick on your cheek and blend, blend, blend.

Hope this helped beautiful ladies!

Have an awesome (remaining) weekend and make-up well 🙂



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Blush Me Pretty

Hello Desi Girls,

Didn’t get enough sleep again? Too many deadlines at work? Life falling apart in general?

Do NOT leave the house without blush. Your life difficulties give you absolutely no excuse to go makeup free, you know how sadistic our society is –  do you want to be known as the ‘pity girl’?

Ok ,even if you don’t care about judged at this point, you are not allowed, under any circumstances, to go in to work/socialize without blush. Unless you’re intending on pulling off a fake sicky at work in the next days to pamper yourself at the spa. Or catch up on some sleep. In that case lay off the blush and foundation and apply dark grey eyeshadow on your lower lids (in mild quantities) to enhance the pity factor and get the suspicious colleagues / boss off your case 😉

Anyways here is the recommendation of the day – Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush. I use Nectar religiously. It is great across desi skin-tones (pale to wheatish). The shimmer is minimal so it gives a very nice, natural glow even if you apply only one layer with your brush (great for work and day-wear).

For an evening outing apply two layers and top it off a stroke of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (bronze if your skin tone veers to the darker end and nectar if your tone is more on the pale, lighter brown side). Visit me again to hear more about these two magical products later this week.

Have a pretty day and remember, makeup is your best friend 🙂



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