What’s in my honeymoon (travel) beauty bag!

What’s in my honeymoon (travel) beauty bag!

If you’ve been following me on my Instagram page you’d be aware that I just got back from my honeymoon, if you don’t follow me yet you should 😉

Anyways, one of the toughest decisions I had to make while packing was choosing the beauty products I need to take with me. Especially since it was my honeymoon I for probably the first time ever gave soo much importance to my beauty bag. With all the brain twisting decisions I was making in regards to foundations, lotions and other important bottles of wonder I thought why don’t I share it you amazing people so in case you’re having two thoughts about packing or leaving back something this might help. Also you guys give me some amazing ideas, feedback and advice that I can always use the next time I travel.

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1. Base
I usually carry my Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere foundation when I travel. It’s my everyday foundation with very light coverage. It comes in a perfect size for travel and is not a glass bottle so I don’t have the fear of it breaking.
I also carry the Chanel Vitalumiere in compact which is a substitute when I don’t want even the lightest layer of liquid foundation on my skin.
I don’t personally prefer a heavy face base of makeup when I travel since I strongly believe letting the skin breathe some fresh never hurt.

2. Eyeliner
I like winging everything in life and I wing my eyes with ease with my Benefit they’re Real push-up liner. It’s waterproof and easy to use so I carry it while I travel.
For the waterline I prefer something with the right amount of pigmentation. However the only one I had at home was my Marc Jacobs Highliner gel crayon, everything else I had run out of so I grabbed it. I’m looking to write a full review on this one soon.

3. Mascara
My bestie always told me to wear some mascara and flutter my eyelashes and how could I not take that valuable piece of advice as I pack for my honeymoon. I chose my Estée Lauder Sumptous Infinite mascara. It gives me the right amount of lash without having to mix it with another one.

4. Eyeshadow
While traveling a good matte natural shadow palette is ideal. I would usually opt for my Too Faced Matte Natural palette however I chose the Dior in sample size this time since it’s so much smaller and has all matte neutral shades.

5.Beauty Blender
This phenomenon known to mankind is what I swear by and I never go anywhere without one. Read my full review on the BeautyBlender HERE.

6. Blush
I obviously took my most beloved blush of all time with me. You can have a look at my review on the MAC Blush in Pinch O’ Peach HERE.

7. Highlighter
Because it’s important to highlight everything important so I could not leave back this limited edition highlighter from NARS.

8. Lipstick
I carried a few different lipsticks so I can keep changing my look everyday.

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9. The jump from summer to fall/winter weather never did good to my skin ever despite my favorite season being fall. I carried this travel size body lotion from The Body Shop in Sakura. Its one of the most important products you need to carry with you whenever you fly.

10. I believe if  there’s no lip balm in your handbag at any given time of the day, you are doing life wrong. So how can I not take one with me on the most important holiday of my life. With no one to compete it’s always my Maybelline Baby lips. 🙂

What do you carry when you travel in your beauty bag? Let me know in the comments section below.

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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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February, March & April Favorites

February, March & April Favorites

I know! I know! I’ve been MIA from my beloved blog for the longest time in so many years. However let me save the excuses, the rants and other things for a completely different post/s and go right into sharing some of the amazing products that I’ve been enjoying over the last 3 months.img_7964

Starting from left to right…
I did mention during my Sephora Haul how finding the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation was hard. It was a foundation I’ve wanted for the longest time and every single time I did find it at the store my shade was always out of stock. It took some time to lay my hands on it but the wait was sure worth it. It’s extremely light weight, very light coverage can can be built up for a more medium-ish coverage if you would want. It’s just the way I like my foundation to be; there but not there. 😏 It’s been my saving grace for the times(which is most of the times) when I needed to use a base on my face for the rest of my makeup to flow through but didn’t want anything heavy and thick.IMG_3996

I’ve been on a serious mastering my signature light makeup look over the last few months and what I’ve found compliments this look in all honesty is this gorgeous shade of brown from the Benefit its real eye liner line. Every time I want to go for an eye look that is not the regular intense black I see myself reaching out to this fab product. Head over HERE to read my full review on this one.

One of my bestie from uni used to always tell me threaten me to wear some mascara and bat those lashes and I was always lazy just because I hate having to take over mascara. Honestly guys it’s one of the most annoying things to do especially when you end up plucking off half your feathery grown lashes on the process. However being the true makeup lover that I am I ended up convincing myself the true value of mascara. Enough of this rant, the Maybelline Big Eyes mascara ,is something ive had in my stash for a long time but never really gave much credit, in its remaining glory has been very much helpful in designing my lashes the way I need it to be lately. Love ! Love!IMG_5720

Follow my blog or my Instagram you’ve probably figured out my love for MAC lipsticks. I find them so justifiable for their price and the product they offer in comparison to some of the others I end up flushing my money on. Mocha from MAC has probably been featured on my favorites post time and again and I couldn’t help but share once more my love for it. It’s just too perfect and I will soon need a replacement.

Removing makeup is a task and this raved about product is as awesome as it gets. The Bioderma makeup removing solution is so gentle and easy to use and I’m glad I found it. It is a drugstore product but since I purchased it in Japan I had to pay almost as much (or a bit more) as I did for my MAC eye and lip makeup remover so I’m not really digging the price however given the quantity and quality I guess it’s not too bad.

A few weeks back I was gushing on my Instagram on how cute this Jimmy Choo sample size bottle is. A few weeks later I’m gushing not just about its cuteness but also about how amazing it smells. It’s slightly more muskier than the usual smells I tend to go for but it sure is interesting and I’ve been loving the change. I’m still not sure if I’d want a full size given my tendency to get bored with scents too soon but right now I’m totally loving it.img_7223

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts on them? Let me know in a comment below, you know I love to hear! 😀

With a promise to myself of getting back to my usual schedule of posting 3 times a week or at least 6 posts a month heres me signing off this post.

Toodles lovelies! Xx


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September Favorites

September Favorites

September was full of rushing, traveling and of course shopping. It was also a month I stuck on to my holy grail never fail products because I just didn’t have the time (or energy to be experimenting). I didn’t want to keep repeating the products that I have mentioned as favorites before so this months favorites list took some extra brainstorming and is quite short unlike last month where I had soo much new products I had come to love.

Anyways to start off is this mascara by Maybelline called BIG EYES(or something along those lines). I had picked this up quite awhile back to use on my lower lashes. This mascara is dual ended with 2 brushes one tiny one for the lower lashes and regular sized one for the upper lashes. I never used the upper lash one until recently and I really like it. It adds volume to the lashes but not length yet gives a full lash like look which I am really digging currently.   Read more

10 Fall Lip Shades Everyone Needs

10 Fall Lip Shades Everyone Needs

Fall is here and its my absolute favorite time of the year! It signifies positivity, beauty and freedom and I love that.

Sri Lanka’s idea of fall (or Autumn as we know it here) is rainy days(which I am enjoying too) so I can’t wait to get out and enjoy real autumn with pancakes & maple syrup with red leaves falling around me. Didnt I tell you that in 50 things that make me happy posts. Click to read Part 1 & 2.

Like I said I love rain which is why I have been so lazy cozying up with a book in hand missing all my scheduled blog posts.Ive been really restless lately and I think I’m falling sick as I type which perhaps will explain why I am rambling.

One other thing I look forward to in fall is rocking that fall makeup especially lips! It’s the season for the dark hues, the berries and the purples.

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Pink and Metallic Rose Gold Eye Makeup

Pink and Metallic Rose Gold Eye Makeup

Hello lovelies! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I apologize for not posting this up on Friday as promised. I’ve been soo busy lately and let me get to why a bit later into the post.

I said I would make a post on an eye makeup I did for the black and silver Indian outfitt I had worn last week. As silver looks really bad on my eyes and skin tone I usually avoid it. Also since my outfit was black I wanted something more summery (I live in a tropical country remember? 😉 ) and feminine eye look. I love my pinks on the eye and this time I wanted to add some blink onto it too.

I don’t have proper pictures of my eye makeup unfortunately since I was not planning to make this post. My apologies and please bear with these horrible lighting/angle pictures (since I had to crop them off selfies :/ )

I put in two pictures since none of them individually has captured all of the colors right. The top picture was taken after the event thus the horrible lighting and the below one was taken somewhere in the middle of me doing my makeup.

This is the look anyways…
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A Review: Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Eyeliner

A Review: Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Eyeliner

Photo courtesy: Maybelline.com

This post is a tribute to my first ever liquid eyeliner. I was always wary of buying a liquid eyeliner because I believed I would never be able to use it without making a mess. But something got me to buy the ‘Maybelline eye studio hyper glossy liquid eyeliner’ last year and thanks to a wonderful friend learnt how the basics of using it. After a beautiful journey over a year we parted ways as the glossy had to move on to the empty life in the trash can. 😉 In other words, I managed to finish it! Read more

My summer stresses and how I deal with them

My summer stresses and how I deal with them

The hot summer weather is looked forward and love by many especially if you have had a rough long torturous winter season. While everyone wants to go to the beach and get a tan I sit around paranoid about getting sunburns, chapped lips and sweating buckets. I’m certain that I am not the only one stressing about these. *girl-problems* 😉

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After years of trial and error I think I have finally figured out the right products to use to Read more