January 2017 Book Haul

January 2017 Book Haul

As we close in on January I wanted to share with you guys my first book haul for this year. I’m very excited about it and can’t wait to read them all. It was a satisfying haul. Awhile back I had asked you guys on Instagram for some recommendation on books to read(you can still leave them for me in the comments. Love you thanks) which I have carefully noted away in my must-buy list. The thing is where I live I just don’t find all the books at my disposal, sometimes it takes some searching to find a place that sells them,

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I got myself 4 books during my last eventful trip to the bookstore and I am soo looking forward to reading them all. How I wish i could read all 4 at once *EEEK**img_6363

The first one that i went in for was ‘THE CHEMIST’ by Stephenie Meyer. I really enjoyed the Twilight series(I was in 8th grade, don’t judge) and although I never read THE HOST(I’m not the alien story kinda person) I really felt this one was up my alley. I am currently mid-reading this.

The next i picked up was something I was eyeing for awhile and heard such good reviews of. Also I have this inclination towards non-fiction because I want to know how some people did what they did. If there’s something life’s taught is that real life is that movies and fiction are based on it more than we would like to believe. I picked up ‘I AM MALALA’. Has anyone read it? Let me know how you liked it?

One regret I have is not enough reading classics as a child to a point of embarrassment that I intend to change that. Therefore I picked up this Jane Austen Volume II which comprises of three books; ‘Sense and sensibility’, ‘Emma’ and ‘Northanger Abbey’. I haven’t sadly read all three so cant wait to get to that.

The last one I picked up was ‘THE BOOK THIEF’ by Marcus Zusak. I spotted this randomly at the bookstore, had a strong intuition that it’d be a good one and bought it home with me. I haven’t watched the movie but if I do end up loving the book I might just catch up with the movie and ruin it for myself 😉

Have you read any of the book? Did you like it? What are you currently reading?

I am gonna go back under my blanket and start catching up with these books until then in the hot scorching tropical weather 😛

Have a great week guys!Xx


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A Drugstore-ish Haul

A Drugstore-ish Haul

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Happy Ramadan Lovelies! :*

This post is something I’ve been trying to get done for a while now. And by now I mean six freaking months!!! My procrastination levels have crossed too many boundaries and my lack of time management skills is taunting me. However, here I am determined to get this little post done and how.

It is quite hard for me to get across drugstore products from where I live so while strutted around the streets of Tokyo last winter I picked out a few things I found interesting from various drugstores.

Some of these products were totally overpriced for being drugstore and that makes me wonder if they are drugstore in the first place. However, here we go…

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BIODERMA Makeup Removing Micelle Solution

This had been on my radar for a while so when I saw it I had to have it. This cost me almost as much MAC makeup remover but it works so much more efficiently so I guess that’s worth it. It’s so easy on the skin and removes makeup without a fuss. Totally loving it.

L.A. SPLASH Glitter Eyeliner in Gold

If it was you, would you not bring her home?? I went through a phase where every look I did had some gold eyeliner in it. I went full on with my creativity with this one and boy did I enjoy it or not! 😀 My only regret is not getting a few more colors. They are just so easy to work with.

BURTS BEES Beewax Lip Balm

I still havent used it but I’ve heard so much about them that I am dying to.

MAYBELLINE Lash Sensational Volum’ Express

I have to admit that the packaging was like half the reason I bought this mascara, the other half being I left my holy grail mascara at home. The brush needs some getting used personally and I am working towards that. Apart from that, it does the job quite well.

MAYBELLINE Age Re-wind Dark Circles Eraser

This one I got all the way from the US. I wanted the concealer but I only managed to get down the highlighter. I really want the concealer but I don’t know any place that ships worldwide. :/

Is any of the above products your favorite? let me know in a comment below, I love to hear from you.

Until next time,

Keep Smiling!Xx


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Book Haul

Book Haul

I don’t make new year resolutions mostly because I never stick to them and the other being I just can’t be bothered sitting down and thinking of resolutions. I don’t know about others but as you grow older its just so hard to pinpoint the changes you want in life. Life aint that black and white right. Also change is the only constant in life and you don’t need a new year to do that. Said that I do make resolutions for myself throughout the year and I usually stick to those because they mostly have a reason behind it rather than having a resolution for the sake of it.

After graduation I made myself a promise to read more because I use to read a lot as a child and the 3 years in university was just too busy for me to sit down with a book while sipping coffee.I mean I would rather take a nap instead, you know the drill. In fact I made myself so many promises to do stuff that I did not have the time to do while in Uni or before that have been fun doing but that will be a topic for an entirely different post.

Anyways I got a few new books that I look forward to reading soon that I thought of sharing with you guys.img_6389

During my last two years in high school (GCE A levels) I got quite into reading non-fiction books and I resumed to explore that genre mid last year. I loved reading #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso therefore I picked up two ,according to the internet very similar books, virtually into an Amazon Cart and got it shipped to me.

Bossy Pants‘ by Tina Fey and ‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?(and other concerns)’ by Mindy Kaling have been two books I have been really excited about and I really cannot wait to read them both. I would probably start off this year with one of these two and it is so hard to choose which one.

The second part to ‘Devil Wears Prada‘ is out and is aptly called ‘Revenge Wears Prada’ so when I saw this at my favorite book store in Japan I couldn’t resist but pick it up. I think I was in like 9th or 10th grade when I read the first part. The book starts off ’10 years later’ and I really can’t believe its been that long.

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Have you read any of these books? How did you like it? Also I would love some good book recommendation from you all. :*

Happy Sunday! 😀


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The Time I Went Crazy At Sephora

The Time I Went Crazy At Sephora

So it was my first time shopping at Sephora and this happened…IMG_5946

No seriously, that happened. Like I had a huge cloud blocking the logically thinking part of my brain.

This is the final part of the Dubai Mall Haul Trilogy (Have you read the mac haul and the collective haul? )and the haul I have been very excited to share with you guys but I have to admit that one reason I have been putting it off for a while now is because of how embarrassed I am. I am a bit (ok, A LOT) of a shopaholic but I never just go crazy at stores. I mean I usually tend to be a bit more sorted or so I believe.

But then I went back home with all of these…

IMG_4300…and a broken bank account. *sigh*

I had made up my mind only to pick up products/brands that are not readily available online or the ones that require me to pay too much for shopping. I had a small (um…long) mental list of things I was looking to get which I was happy I could find most of except maybe like 2 products.

The makeup products I picked up were the following.IMG_43031. Too faced Natural Palette – This has to be my most favorite palette till date, so glad I picked it up. This was a total impulsive pick and it worked out pretty great. I am planning to do a review on it soon.

2. Two smashbox primers just because they are soo hard to find online. I also wanted to figure out which one would suit my skin better.

3. Nars Creamy Concealer- It has been talked about too much and I needed to find out for myself if it was all what it’s raved about as.

4.Chanel Vitalumere Aqua – If you guys have been following my posts for a while you would know that this has been my most wanted foundation since the beginning of this year and my shade never is available. surprisingly it was available this time so I got it.

5. I had tried out samples of all four of the UD primer potions and zeroed in on the original one to get a full size of. (check out my review on UD primer potion in Eden ).

6. Nars blush in Tribulation – It is gorgeous multi purpose champagne color that was also an impulse shop.

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7. Huda Lashes in Naomi – Am I glad I bought these or not! These are just soooooo gorgeous.

8. The Beauty blender pro because you know how much I love my beauty blender. My old one is so dirty and even has a tear.

9. A Sephora Kabuki brush.

10. Glamglow mud mask – I have heard such mixed reviews so I wanted to check it out before getting the full size.

11. Sephora Green Tea Mask which I am yet to use.

12. Sephora fan brush because you never know when you need a light hand.

13& 14. Sephora blending brush and a crease brush because you can never have too many.

15. Beauty blender mini

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in a comment below.

Hope your holidays are going great!


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Dubai Mall Haul Trilogy: The Little MAC One

Dubai Mall Haul Trilogy: The Little MAC One

Hi Lovelies!

You guys probably are aware that I was in Dubai a few weeks ago if you follow my instagram. If you don’t, then you totally should follow me so we can be insta friends :D.

Anyways I did a whole lot of makeup shopping and all of them at Dubai Mall(therefore the title). That was pretty much all I had planned to do during my short visit and I was super-duper beauty blogger happy as my bank account weeped.

I love haul posts( I read so much of them that its crazy) which is why I love posting hauls and I know I am not the only one out there who enjoys them. #HighFive

So basically my haul will be a trilogy i.e. in 3 parts. One part would be this little MAC haul, another would be a collective haul of various interesting stuff I found in Dubai Mall and the last part would be my craaazy haul at Sephora.
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The lady at MAC was such a sweet person and really helped me out selecting my products. This does not always happen and it was a great start to a day that was of some really crazy shopping. Read more

Lip Monthly | July 2015 Review

Lip Monthly | July 2015 Review

Subscription boxes of all sorts have been raved and reviewed about by many for a while now. Being a self-proclaimed lover of surprises(pleasant ones of course!) I have been instantly attracted to the idea. However most companies don’t ship worldwide so I had to sit in my little island while everyone had fun.IMG_2792

After waiting patiently for a long time, just about 2 months ago I came across someones post on Lip Monthly. It is a monthly subscription box for lip products and was only $10 (although they’ve now increased the price to $12.95)

What is Lip Monthly?

“…a $12.95 month subscription service for your favourite Lip products! Every month you’ll receive a unique bag of 4-5 items from awesome brands such as Stila, Revlon, Glam Natural, Appeal Cosmetics, Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics and more.”

Let me break down my July 2015 Lip Monthly bag for you: Read more

A Mini benefit haul | Testing the Waters

A Mini benefit haul | Testing the Waters

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And its time for another haul post. Benefit is another brand that I have been itching to try for the longest time so I decided to go for it. I placed a mini order and I received a few complimentary samples with it that let me have me have a sneak of some of their other products.

The two products at the top of my list was the they’re real! push-up liner and the mascara. I’ve read reviews on these two products that were half positive and half not so positive so I was really not sure if I wanted to risk spending all that money. Read more

A Huge Makeup Revolution Haul!

A Huge Makeup Revolution Haul!

*Warning: Long post – the first two paragraphs’ especially have lots of randomness going on 😉 *

After endless days of teasing you all about a haul post (You have no idea what I am on about? Follow me on Instagram and stay in the loop! 😉 ), it is finally here. Knowing how tired and unproductive I am while fasting I had scheduled my posts ahead of time like a pro (look at me being all organized *pffft*) and had everything planned out for the last few weeks *pats own head* but now I need to make new ones because my efficiency died away eventually. Last week in particular just wasn’t my week, I dropped my iPhone from my bed shattering the screen and my mom keeps asking me why there is hair strands on my screen every time I show her something on it; that’s like rubbing salt on a wound. So while I was sulking away the whole week, there came a package from Makeup Revolution that made everything so much better. IMG_2371 Read more

Beyond Beauty…

Beyond Beauty…

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Hello Lovelies,

During my initial days of blogging, I would write on random things, a wide spectrum of interests and experiences my little existence came across. I was a little that made the world lot. We are all little of the lot and this was something that came to my awareness very early in life and to my comprehension so much later.

I stumbled in on so many things that held my interests(e.g. shopping, makeup ,shoes etc) but often I would want to write, speak and converse with everyone on things that stretch beyond the usual. You can all it philosophy, inner beauty or anything but if i put in much simple words… ‘The thoughts and rambles that dominate our minds often’. I did write a few posts on it but I stopped doing that once I was done with uni, mostly because I thought it didn’t make sense to write on my state of mind, thoughts and fears anymore. I was constantly debating myself as to should I or not continue writing along those lines. Then finally I thought I should because Id rather regret doing it than not. 🙂 I follow some great bloggers and vloggers who do similar stuff and their experiences and ‘talks’ have always really helped me be a bit more stronger, wiser and just a better person. Cutting short the cheese, I don’t promise to be as good but I’ve picked a thing or two on figuring out things that I feel the need to speak on.

So I came up with this idea of doing series posts on my blog on a few topics(which I would reveal eventually). One of them is the “Beyond Beauty” series.

These would be monthly posts where I would be rambling and writing about ‘deeper’ and much ‘serious’ stuff in comparison to what I post. However, I like everything with a sense of humor therefore these post would definitely have a bit of that. And rhetorical questions. (I’ve this thing with rhetorical questions, when I start with one, I just keep on going until I’ve made 3 paragraphs made up of 167 rhetorical questions *sigh*). 😀

I am very much excited for this and would be posting my very first Lets Talk Beyond Beauty post starting this June.

I am hoping to touch on subjects like body image, confidence, work, haters and just about anything that I feel needs to be said.

I really hope you all like it and I am very much open to suggestions, guests post on this topic and any kind of feedback. You can always leave a comment below or email me at chocolatefrosst@gmail.com

Keep Smiling Xx

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My Arabian Shopping Spree!

My Arabian Shopping Spree!

Hi lovelies! Happy Monday! I am back with a haul to share with you guys. I had mentioned in my previous posts that I was gone on a 10 day holiday two weeks ago and these are the amazing things I picked up. This was such a relief from my online hauls especially since I got to try out the products before actually buying them. IMG_1543

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