Two.BB.Clean| Review

Two.BB.Clean| Review

I am the girl who isn’t happy paying for shipping in the countless online orders that she makes everyday. I am the girl who doesn’t want to buy unnecessary gimmicky stuff although has dozens of lipsticks that look painfully alike. I am that girl! So it shouldn’t be a surprise when I say I jumped into the Beauty blender bandwagon when it was priced twice as much as it is now. However I am also the one who refused to check out the liquid blender cleanser when it came out. Cleaning my beauty blender has been a fuss but I always thought why pay for a beauty blender cleanser when hand wash/face wash/shampoo would all pretty much do the same thing. It’s all detergent at the end of the day.

Cut to couple of years later to now, here I am reviewing it with an opinion to tell.

I was at my wallet’s hell, Sephora (2 months back I guess) looking to pick up another beauty blender (because they are life) when I saw this value pack.

It’s priced at $40. It was a deal and I had to have it.

The set has two original beauty blenders and one 5 oz. liquid blender cleanser.

I am all about the beauty blender(you’d know if you have been following my blog) so I will not rave anymore of it here but I will link my beauty blender review HERE.

The two beauty blenders in the set are slightly smaller and oval than my regular ones. However I don’t see any problem in it. It does not make any real difference and the only reason I spotted it was because I was comparing them while photographing.

The liquid blender cleanser is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates. I may not be huge chemistry buff but I like when products don’t have these.

Ingredients of the liquid blender cleanser:

Water, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Potassium Oleate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Potassium Citrate, Maris Salts, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Citric Acid.

I have to be honest and say that I was not really expecting much from the cleanser. I just thought it was just another gimmicky product but bhoy was I wrong.

Being formulated specifically to clean beauty blenders this cleanser is good. It gets the job done with ease and not time-consuming like it usually is with the beauty blender.

They have a fancy pump that is shaped for the beauty blender. You place your blender there and push for the product.

It really does clean 90% of the stains with very little effort and time.

Here is a before and after using the liquid cleaner.

They say stubborn stains can be cleaned by soaking the blender in cleanser for a day or so. Although I’ve never tried it, I can totally see it working.

Also a little goes a long way so I can see it lasting for a while.

I don’t know yet if I would repurchase a single liquid cleanser however I am very much enjoying how clean my beauty blenders’ look now. 🙂

Have you tried these? What is your favorite method of face makeup application? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂


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What’s in my current everyday makeup bag

What’s in my current everyday makeup bag

Everytime I have to travel somewhere within the country for a few days and pack my makeup bag for the same I’m in a dilemma. I mean I can carry more than I can during an international travel since there’s no weight restrictions however I still don’t want to be carrying half my stash so a tough decision has to be made. This is when I realized that I always reach out for my everyday favorites. These are the ones I use a lot during that time period. The makeup I can’t live without.
Since I just got back from my staycation this weekend I thought I’ll put together this post with what makeup I carried with me.
These are my everyday absolute favorites that I reach out for every time I need to do my makeup.

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Huda Beauty Palette
I genuinely love and use this palette a lot. The colors are warm toned and suit my style. However what I love most about it is that it has everything you need for an eye look in one palette. I could make many looks using just the shades in this one palette and that’s ideal while traveling. You can read my full review of this palette HERE. Also I wanted some sparkly eyes during the holidays so I chose this one instead of my all time too faced natural matte palette which is smaller in size and travel friendly too.

Chanel foundation
This is my go-to everyday foundation. Given that I don’t wear foundation everyday or any day I don’t have to, this is the one I reach out for when I just want a light base to do my makeup on. It’s super light-weight and gives a sheen light coverage that can be built up on which I hardly ever do.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Primer
This again is one of my all time favorites. I don’t like wearing makeup without it because it lets me deal with less foundation and a flawless finish. Link to my detailed review of this primer HERE.

Bobbi Brown Brow Gel
Just to keep those hairs in place so I don’t have an ugly brow.

Nyx ‘The Curved’ Eyeliner
I am felt liner kinda girl and this one is a hit with me. I always reach out for this Nyx liner to do my wing. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy.

Beauty Blender
I legit have no idea how to do my makeup without this beauty. You can always read my rave on it HERE.

Champagne Pop by Becca Cosmetics
I joined the bandwagon late on this Becca x Jaclyn Hill Collab and I am addicted now. The glow is real and my current favorite for sure. This girl is all about the glitter and glow! 🤗

Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner in ‘Stingray’
I picked this up during my little adventure at Boots. This one is my trustworthy waterline companion for a long summer day. We good like that! 😛

MAC Fix+
My dry skin issues are dealt with spritz of mac fix++. I love this one to the moon and back. Cannot imagine life without.

These are some of my current favorites? What are yours?


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My encounter with change; the only constant.

My encounter with change; the only constant.

Change is the only constant.
Everyone and everything goes through a change or hundreds.
While I thought I was successfully avoiding it for many years,it did catch up with me eventually. I gasped and groaned then let it pass through me tearing and whisking away the skin I had to shed. The time had come. It was my turn and I was little over voting age still slightly hangover from believing I knew everything.
Ah ignorance truly is bliss.
But the most insane thing about change or its fancier and intelligent cousin ‘evolve’ is that they hit you most when you don’t feel it.

You don’t realize they are working on you until it’s too late, often when they are done.

The stubborn minds wages war, the heart flustered paces back and forth in confusion.

However the beauty of it all is when the storm has passed. Its ruffled a few feathers on its way yet you approach with friendship. You make baby steps not-so confidently. The time for change has come and gone leaving you bewildered in the course.

Your intellect fathoms whats come over you, tears at the forgotten you.
And with the flowing tears does enlightenment come. You realize the new you. You hold out your hand in self-doubt. You try to embrace it with arms open yet your heart panics in silent. You hug it tightly. You are in certitude but you can go on.

And that’s how one day you realize you’ve grown up…

This is the cycle that has no halt, it traps you and many others once or often as it marches around while the earth takes its laps around the sun.


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The Body Shop Aloe Calming Cleansing Foam| Review

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Cleansing Foam| Review

As I reach the last bits of foam from this cleansing product I thought of letting you guys know how the journey has been.

I was looking for a face cleanser that would be moisturizing and also calm my skin (dry skin issues ya know). I came across this one from The Body Shop and decided to give it a try.
I knew this wasn’t necessarily going to moisturize my face but I want something that didn’t dry my face at least.
To brief up this review I would say that this product delivers what it promises and that is always a nice thing.
I love when face skin care product are fragrance -free because that means less chances of it irritating my skin thereby making breakouts happen and then also frees us from month-long waiting sessions.

Another phrase that makes me sigh with relief on a skin care product is when they are “alcohol-free” because skin. Not an expert on this but I just know its horrible for my skin so anyone interested please feel free to spend hours on google. You’re welcome! 🙂

The product has The Body Shop signature cleansing foam packaging which super nice. Its plastic bottle with the most ideal pump. The liquid magically transforms into foam somewhere between its journey from the bottle to mouth of the pump. It’s just super easy to use.

I feel this cleanser would suit any skin type.It says it’s “formulated for sensitive skin” and I can see that.Its so calming to the skin and it feels like some of those products for babies, so soothing. It does cool the skin thanks to all that Aloe in there.

This is a cleanser I would use when I want to just soothe and calm my skin and pamper it with a lot of care but not really looking for anything extravagant. However right now I am looking for my face wash to moisturize thus my newest haul. Check my latest haul HERE.


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April Book Haul

April Book Haul

I am so happy with myself 😀 . As we dived into the fourth month this year, I have been able to stick to reading and I am loving it. Being able to get lost in so many worlds is so beautiful and it saddens me how I hadn’t read much in the last couple of years.

I picked up interesting books this month of different genres to keep my short attention spanned self solicitous.

I have read Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and loved it. However I never followed up on his other work.

I randomly picked up ‘The Spy’ from his work and one of the deciding factors was that this was the only book with a hardcover. I have read this already, took me a few hours only, it’s a brief book and I am glad I did. It’s such a beautiful piece of work and its residue lies in my heart now.

I write how I liked each book I read on my Instagram page, so follow me there! 🙂

To quench my thirst for thrillers involving detectives and murder scenes is the book below.

Sometimes you gotta judge a book by its cover. And judging by this cover I feel I am going to be good reading this.

For the love of non-fiction and a rock solid feeling that its going to be good read were the reasons for the following purchase.

“In Other Words” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Has anyone read any of her other works? Recommendations?

While we are at it satisfying egos of all these genre how does one leave back romance and fantasy and a good old drama.

I picked up “Promises,Promises” by Erica James and something about the title makes me want to find out what these promises are. I hope it’s a good book.

That was my book purchase this month.

What are you reading currently? What is on your to-read list next?

Thanks for reading! Xx


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A Body Shop Vitamin E Skincare Haul

A Body Shop Vitamin E Skincare Haul

The hottest and most dry season of the year has arrived along with the festivities and holidays. The scorching sun is drinking up my skin and there’s so much sales and offers going around where shopping is concerned. Everyones’ shopping, the atmosphere gets to you( definitely got to me :P).

So impromptu I decided to get some essentials I have been eyeing for a while from The Body Shop.

I had been wondering about The Body Shop Vitamin E line for a while now. I’ve always used their skin care line and I’ve tried most of the lines but never really fell in love with any for my dry skin. A few people told me to give the vitamin E ones a try once again. Since all the revamping and look that’s happened to the brand itself I thought why not.

I am currently using their cleansing foam from the ‘Aloe Vera’ line but I feel need more moisturizing. Therefore I picked up the ‘Vitamin E Gentle Face Wash. I am kinda excited for this one. My skin needs some moisture so bad. 

Then I picked up the ‘Vitamin E Hydrating Toner’ too. I’ve never used a toner although everyone time and again advised I should. I always thought it might dry out my skin. However I finally decided to have a go and the ‘hydrating’ in product name definitely helped make the purchase much easier.

Finally when I saw the ‘Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet’ I was happy dancing (in my mind of course! pfft). I’ve been wanting an aqua based moisturizer desperately and this one feels really cooling on the skin.

They also gave me a freebie, this deluxe size ‘Frosted  Cranberry Shower Gel’ with my goodies. I always love getting these tiny ones so you can try out a fragrance for a short while without being bored.

There was a 15% off offer(who’s complaing!? not me! :D)  since I got 3 products so anyone interested living in Sri Lanka can go take a look. 🙂

Do you have any favorite line from The Body Shop? Are you looking to buy any of above mentioned products? Do you already own any of them? Do you like them? Do you think they do a good job moisturizing? Let me know in the comments below! 😀

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! Xx


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A Limited Stila Haul

A Limited Stila Haul

That huge Boots store somewhere between Oxford street and regents street terrified me even a notch higher than how Sephora makes me feel. They just seem to have all the right stuff, after rummaging through thee ground floor with a full basket, horror-struck me and I just pulled myself out of the damn store but only of course after picking up some makeup too. So as always I wanted to share the makeup I got so here it is…

I have never used anything from Stila before because nothing really stood out or made it to my wish-list. However I always wondered what they’d be like…

I was out of eye liner of any kind at this point so I had made a note to pick a good eyeliner or two during this trip. So i went ahead and picked up 6 eyeliners since. 😛

I started with this pack of 3 eyeliners from Stila. It was one of those ‘I need a new eyeliner and I get 3 for a good price so why not buy them without too much thought’ kind of purchase.

This value set is called ‘morning to moonlight’ and has two smudge stick eyeliners’ in ‘Stingray’ and ‘Lionfish’, and a Stay All Day liquid eyeliner in ‘Intense Black’.
I ended up loving them so much that I wish I had stocked up more(although even Eeyore would know the next time I will run out of eyeliner would at least be after a good 5 years).

Next I also picked up their ‘Stay All Day’ liquid lipstick set in “naturally nude”.

I have never used any of their lipsticks naturally and hadn’t tried many liquid lipsticks too. I taught buying the set would let me experiment them in 3 different shades. I went in for the nude set as opposed to the pink and the red one was since I felt this was just safe and there was more chances of me making use of them. The 3 liquid lipsticks come in the mini-size.

If I am not wrong both these were 2016 holiday sets. I had purchased them when they had first come out in November last year.I purchased each of the above for 18 pounds.  I know limited editions, not available anymore, is an annoying thing to make a post about. However these lipsticks and eyeliners’ are available in full size on the Sephora and Boots website for anyone interested. 🙂


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Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator | FIRST IMPRESSION

Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator | FIRST IMPRESSION

I am foraying into something so much recently that my impatience never allowed me to before. I have been experimenting and looking out for some good skin care products out there in order to be able to take care of mine. In my almost mid twenties I have been countering time and again the phenomena of aging. And like my best friend always used to drill my brain in college saying how one you hit your twenties there’s no slowing down.
I was graciously handed this sample along with a few more at a Elemis spa quite a few months ago and since then been dying to use it up to give you guys a first impression.
A first impression because it would be unfair to judge a skin care product by just a few uses.

I got a deluxe sample containing 15ml of product.

The product description according to the Elemis website:

Reveal radiant, soft skin with this gentle exfoliator. Micro-spherical Jojoba beads are blended with hydrating Rose Absolute to gently exfoliate the surface of the skin leaving it silky smooth and soft to the touch. Cucumber extract, rich in Vitamin C, a natural anti-oxidant, moisturises as it soothes and refreshes. Use weekly to buff away dirt and dead skin cells to achieve a glowing, youthful complexion.
The first thing I noticed when I used it was that it was definitely gentle on the skin and the strong smell of roses. The product is clear,gel-like and has small pink beads. They are in no way harsh on the skin. They helped calm my skin but does not moisturize. The skin does feel soft after use though.
A 50ml tube is priced at 30 pounds.
This is a really nice exfoliator if you are looking for something cooling, gentle and for every day use. However for me personally nothing was exceptionally good or intriguing for me to go get the full size.
Have you used this product? What do you think of it?
February & March Book Haul

February & March Book Haul

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

I’ve been reading a lot lately and I am thrilled by it. It has been something I have consciously wanted to get back to and imbibe into my lifestyle. I read a lot in middle school and high school. I read good books, books that eventually aided me in ways that I perhaps cannot have imagined then and even now. It satisfied the dreamer in me.

Then when university and life happened I did not read as much and the one or two that I did read were in my opinion the more frivolous ones like Sophie Kinsella that made me giggle and chuckle. I needed that laugh amidst all the tests and awaiting to be completed assignments. However somewhere in the back of my head I made a promise to myself quite often that eventually I am going to get back to reading books that somewhere left a little note in my heart and somewhere with the fear of sounding cheesy touched my soul.

Since the beginning of this year I have been making my own little records with a book or three that touched my soul and I am content. And that’s important I guess.

I love haul posts and I am loving these book haul posts because one day long time some one shared with a tiny me a big fat book she read. And that was how I got a friend for life and ‘Anne of Green Gables’ became one of my favorite books ever.

So now let’s get to the haul itself. Since I have combined hauls of two months I will tell you what I thought of the books that I have read already and tell you what I am kind of expecting of the books I still haven’t read.

Also is everyone in awe of how new books feel, look and smell? Or is it just me?

I picked up the new Chetan Bhagat book, ‘ONE INDIAN GIRL’,  in Dubai last month which I ended up reading on my flight back. I have never read any of his books but I have watched a movie or two that was based on his books. The title held out to me and I am all for strong woman so I wanted to give it a try.

I loved the strong, realistic and relatable protagonist. I was in awe of her achievements and even her busy lifestyle. I loved how she loved her numbers and I hated how true the portrayal of sexism was. I was not necessarily thrilled about the style of writing and I quite disliked the direct- translation-like parts in the book. It’s like watching a dubbed version of your favorite cartoon on Nickelodeon.

Next is a book that I have searched the corners of the internet in an attempt to purchase it for over a year now. I have followed some of Twinkle Khanna’s blogs and she has the kind of humor I live for. In a world where most are either funny and stupid or insightful and boring, she is a brilliant crossover.

I love her writing style, satire and the ease in which she tells you all. ‘MRS. FUNNYBONES’ was a fun read.

I also got her second book ‘THE LEGEND OF LAKSHMI PRASAD’ too because why not right?!

The content of this was different yet refreshing. If Mrs. Funnybones was urban, elusive and funny, this one was deep, rooted and intelligent. She has the kind of humor that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. She makes fun of things that people choose to be more uptight and blind towards. I was surprised but I liked it. I also learnt a thing or two about how to make sanitary pads too. 😀

Those were the three books I read in February. Now to my march haul and what I am expecting from them

After having successfully read in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, I came across ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’. I was wondering why no one was talking about them and then it slipped out of my mind. I saw it a again at a bookstore recently and wondered why I never read it. Eventually early this week I decided to take the plunge and made an online purchase.

The thing about good memories is that you protect it with all your might and Harry Potter is one such good childhood memory. I’ve sobbed my way through the last two books and the memory was etched deep and I have always wondered what had happened to Harry. I am still half-way through the book so I can’t really say whether I liked it or not but to be really honest I don’t really feel the magic as of yet.

The book is based on Harry’s tribute to Dumblebore and Snape, his son, Albus Severus Potter. Currently I just wanted to wave my wand and throw him to the wall but maybe …just maybe I might end up liking it. Have you read this one yet? If so, I kinda want to know your thoughts.

Next is a book, ‘BEHIND HER EYES’ by Sarah Pinborough’, I bought solely on gut-feeling. Something about the cover and the title was so intriguing that I had to pick up. Doesn’t it look super mysterious?

I had to read a few pages just because I couldn’t resist. So far it sounds like a good thriller and the style of writing is simple and just right.

A couple of years ago I made a little list of books-to-read and then subsequently lost it. Somehow I remember jotting ‘PICTURE PERFECT’ by Jodi Picoult down in my list so when I saw it at the bookstore I thought I should find out why it had made it on my list all that while ago.

I don’t know what I should expect from the book but I am curious. Has anyone read it?

The final book in this haul is ‘THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN’ by Paula Hawkins. This book was recommended to me by at least two people so I wanted to check what the whole deal was about.

I have to be honest that I almost decided not to get it at the bookstore. I really don’t know if this is my cup of tea but I decided to find out anyway so I shall get back to you on my thoughts. (Also don’t forget to follow me on Instagram :* ).

This was one fulfilling post to write and quite long too I must admit! 😀

I am pretty excited to get through reading the rest of my books. What have you been reading? Any recommendations? I’d love to know so please do leave a comment and links to your blogs! 🙂


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KIKO MILANO HAUL

KIKO MILANO HAUL

While I was travelling around Europe I made time for some KIKO shopping in Milan during my honeymoon. I mean to be honest I couldn’t resist although I needed none but wanted everything but boy am I glad or what that I did because these are some fine stuff right here.
I have been wanting to share this for a while now along with some more exciting hauls I made but then i am still trying to get my routine back and do posts on time. That struggle shall continue and I shall keep bulking on hauls after hauls. Although I have managed to get some fulfilling reviews  out there recently I just have to get back to business and I’m a lazy bum.
I have always viewed KIKO as an amazing brand for eye makeup namely eyeliners’ and mascaras. However every time I stepped into a KIKO store I was repeatedly reminded of how much variety they have in terms of all kinds of makeup. Their price point is somewhere in between drugstore and high-end. I kept frantically running around the store trying to make good decisions and all in vain.
I did pick up a few eye liners because at that point I literally had just one liner in my collection and I was looking for some good ones.
I picked up a beautiful berry lipstick and some eyeshadow sticks for experiments sake.

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Firstly lets talk about the beautiful berry lipstick that I absolutely didn’t need but picked up anyways. Its matte and I just wanted to check out how their lipsticks are. This one is pigmented,velvety and the color is gorgeous. Its called Passion in case you’re wondering.

I also picked up a very thin kohl pencil in black that I thought would be ideal for my waterline since I like using it very precise and not over the top or have raccoon eyes.

Then I got their fancily named ‘Lasting Precision Automatic Eyeliner and Kohl’ in Mattita Occhi because I am always all about that color.

The final two were a very tough decision to make amidst so many lovely versatile shades.

‘The Long Lasting Stick – 8 hour no transfer eyeshadow’ stick is true to its description. I got a bronzy shade that I felt was neutral enough to use in many ways.

But then as much as I love my neutrals I am a sucker of some color especially blue. I am/was the girl who loved blue. Their Sparkling Trail Eyeshadow stick collection had just launched and of course I couldn’t escape the desire of bringing one with me so I unsurprisingly chose a brilliant blue.

That was all of my KIKO haul I squeezed in. Does it ever happen to any of you guys where you really don’t understand why you had to buy everything you did? Like why? Also have you tried anything from KIKO? If so, what is your absolute favorite? Share it with us all in a comment below. 😀


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