December 24, 2011






The best gifts in life will never be found under a Christmas tree! Those gifts are friends, family, kids and the one you love!!

Happy Holidays!!

Josie Maran Argan Oil


Organic Argan Oil is a lightweight oil that can be used as a daily moisturizer or treatment for skin, hair, and nails.

What it does:

This 100% Pure Argan Oil is a legendary oil that's rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and grown organically in Morocco. With its multitasking benefits, Argan Oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin, as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating spilt ends, and softening cuticles. It's gentle enough to use on all skin types and is believed to help with skin conditions including acne. Argan Oil easily absorbs into skin to give you a youthful, dewy glow, and has astonishing healing, conditioning, and antiaging properties to keep your skin and hair nourished and revitalized and to keep you looking beautiful from head to toe.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

This is like that one MIRACLE product that changed my skin completely over night!!! Well, not over night…but definitely over a period of 2 weeks, I could notice great changes in my skin.

It all started last year in winter. I started using this particular product on my face as a night time moisturizer.

Skin Type : Dry and leaves patchy dry spots in winters.

Usage: PM (once during night time)

Color: Colorless

Texture: Light weight, easy to spread n easily absorbed by the skin.

Application: Just few drops (3-4 drops) were enough to cover my entire face n neck.

Feel on skin: It is very light weight and does not feels heavy on skin. Does not leaves the skin greasy at all. It did not clog my pores nor there were any ugly bumps. I use it only at night, but have tried using it under my make up. If you intend to do so, I would suggest using just 2 drops and not more.

Difference in Skin: I noticed that it made my skin very smooth and soft. There were absolutely no dry patches at all. Also over a period of time, it made my skin very glowy, healthy, supple and just great from within.
The facial skin appears very nourished and makes me look younger than I actually am...
I have many people asking me the secret of my good skin. This MAY have helped with lightening the mild Pigmentation on my skin, but I am not sure, because I have been using other serum in conjugation.

It is definitely worth giving a try. A small bottle costs around $15 and it will last for more than 6 weeks if used once a day religiously. Maybe even more depending upon the quantity used.

Argan Oil from different Brand: I have seen Whole Foods carrying argan Oil as well. I have not tried them. I just thought it would be great idea to try a known brand over totally unknown one.

I don’t use this at all in summer. I start the usage from Fall and continue till Spring. This is my Second year using the Argan Oil and I have yet to get a single dry patch on my face.

Try it and do let me know in the comment section if it worked or not. This sure is a Holy Grail product for me. Also do ask me any questions if you have, because I know I am not a good review writer and at times it may be complicated for me to tell what I actually want to.

December 10, 2011



The Multiple:
An all-in-one, cream-to-powder, multipurpose makeup stick.

What it does:
NARS The Multiple beautifully highlights, sculpts, and warms the eyes, cheeks, lips, and body in an array of shades, from sheer accents to mauve and bronze.

NARS Multiple in MAUI

The Color:

MAUI multiple is described as a Dusty Rose Color. It is a non- shimmery, non- glittery, cream product. Its like Pink, Bronze, Rose all color mix. Difficult to describe.

Swatch of NARS Multiple in MAUI

The Texture:

This is a bit dry in comparison to other Multiples I own. Its a cream to powder finish.


The application:

I apply it using my fingers, because the product is on drier side and I find it difficult to use brush with this particular color. The heat of my fingers warm the product and it just blends in beautifully to give a winter flush on cheeks. It looks very natural as it blends into thye skin. It does not gives that Barbie Pink color. Its gives warm, rosy flush. Looks very Chic n Elegant.

The finish is matte. Not Flat Matte, but not dewy either. The color is buildable.


The Packaging:

Sturdy, Black NARS tube package. Loads of Product and has no noticeable scent or fragrance.

Lasting Power:

It lasts for a long time but not forever kinds. I need to re-apply it after 6 hours or so. If used as base for some other powder blush, then I can easily live it for 8-10 hours, without touch up. It depends on how you apply and weather of the place you live.

Like when I was in Miami, touring the whole day, it used to vanish in 5 hours, but here in Chicago, it lasts easily upto 8 hours!


Multiple Usage:

I used it on lips as well, but not a fan due to its texture. The color on the other hand is very lovely and natural for mildly pigmented lips like mine.

Swatches of NARS Multiple in Portofino, Riviera and Maui

I recently carried this product to my Vacation in MIAMI and I must tell you, it is such a wonderful, user friendly product!! I could re-apply it just anywhere, as I wanted to look all fresh in my pictures/photos all the time. A little touch up with this made me achieve my goal!!! (of looking good I mean...:)) No fuss, no mess and no brush needed.


URBAN DECAY - NAKED 2 Eye shadow Palette


The most anticipated sequel of the decade.

Naked2 has 12 pigment-rich, taupe and greige neutral eyeshadows, including FIVE NEW shades. Our palette proves once again, neutral is anything but boring, (and is downright sexy when worn Naked). Feast your eyes on our shades ranging from pale to deep, matte to sparkly. This collection lets you achieve lots of neutral looks, smoky dramatic eyes, and everything in between. Let's just say there's a whole new way to get Naked!





Yeah!!! Neutral Colors, Sleek Palette n loads of Hysteria!! This was enough for me to jump and buy this palette in the first round of release.

The Packaging:

The Palette itself is lovely, strong and sturdy. In terms of packaging, its way better than the original release. A tad heavy, but snaps shut well and is not prone to get any dirty. Its not velvet, so easy to wipe of with a tissue and keep it clean.

The Brush:

The Palette comes with a dual ended synthetic brush. Its a decent brush, but not one of my favorites. The brush appeared a bit stiff to me. Its soft, but stiff.

The Shadows:

The colors are a good mix of matte and shimmery shades. There is a matte nude and a matte black, which I think is the best thing about the palette. Half-Baked is a repeat color and Chopper has Micro-glitter. Apart from that all the other colors look pretty dupe able to me. Snakebite reminded me of Smog.
If you have many Urban Decay Palette, I don't think the colors in this palette will look very different. As far as the color pay off goes, I have not even swatched one color. This particular palette will be gifted to my very good friend, who missed buying this one and I really want to surprise her for the holidays (yeah, she NEVER reads my Blog!!!)

I personally for myself think that the colors are a bit cool, though technically the colors fall into warm category. Its a great value for money. At $50 a bunch of 12 colors neatly stacked with dual ended brush is surely a great deal!

I don't think its a must have palette, if you already own a dozen of Neutral, Naked palettes from various brands. I tend to gravitate towards such colors and cannot stop myself from buying them. I even picked the DIOR Mitzah Palette recently and that too is untouched, admirable piece in my collection.....

So how many of you have managed to get this one?? Do you plan to buy one?


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