January 23, 2012

MISSONI for Target Haul (decade old, new for me)

What?? I know its a decade old news... but I managed to find some good stuff without paying the insane prices on Evil Bay. In fact, I managed to get them on sale! (Proud smile smiley inserted)

When I saw the promos of this collection past year, I was not too excited. Too much of zig zag pattern and loud colors just made it look too over the top. Also I am not one of those creative people who can just spot an outfit piece and then create wonders.

We all know the frenzy it created.... like super crazy frenzy!!! Needless to say, I didn't get to see ANYTHING at my local Target. I had never anticipated anything like this for a Target collection, so I didn't even bother to order anything online.

The only things that I was keen on were Candles, A huge Glass Bowl (as I had recently moved, home decor was my priority). Maybe some sweater or dress. Not sure.

The more and more I saw the hauls, the more and more I wished I I had seen something...

Fast Forward to November- December, I spotted this beautiful Soy Candle in Pair at my local Target in the Clearance section. At 12.99 a piece, I picked both of them and I must say I LOVE them. They look Beautiful and the Quality is amazing!!! They Smell sooo Good!!!!



Also at the clearance was this Note Book, which I don't even know why I picked. It was for $2 and I was like "OMG, Missoni for $2.."...lol!!!



Recently Target Website re-stocked some of their stuff and luckily I could manage to get this Beautiful Open Cardigan. Its Freakin Gorgeous!! Looks so good with Leggings! The quality is amazing. The fabric is soft, has the cardigan weight and not at all Flimsy. Its thick and for the price I paid, around 10% less than the original price of $49.99, it is Awesome! I myself cannot believe its a Target Product! Not that Target is any bad...but with huge collections, things might be bit crapy sometimes...



Next I picked this I-phone case from the same collection online and I tell you its a crapy piece of junk! Made of light weight, cheap plastic with a poor print at the back....Not at all worth even at the sale price of $20. This one is going back!!!



I am super impressed with the Cardigan. It is that one product, which I think is worth buying from that Evil Bay, paying a little more than the original price. The Candle is cute and unique...but not all the prints/patterns released. The zig-zag ones are common kinds. I liked the Blue one and the Pink one (shown above). I would buy the blue floral one, if I get it at a decent price.

The Newest designer Collaboration Target is going to have is the Jason Wu. I saw the promos and the Look Book. Not very impressed. Except a shirt and few purses and bags, nothing as of now has caught my eye. It releases February 5th 2012. (or may be 6th...I have to re check)

Anything you guys are planning to buy from the new Collaboration?? Is it YAY or NAY???

P.S: The whole point of sharing this post? Try to get that Cardigan if you can. Bonanza, Ebay, Craigslist....Anywhere. It is a good piece.


January 21, 2012

BEAUTY BUYS: Kate Somerville, Caudalie





'BEAUTY BUYS' is another term coined for the infamous 'HAUL'. Its just the list of things I buy and the ones you will hear me 'yak', 'blab', 'review 'about in next few posts!!! Call this a 'Preview'...

Recently picked a few goodies from Sephora. Non of them are any Color Cosmetics, so probably not the most interesting HAUL.

In the past few months (6 months) I tried a bunch of Skincare products. Aveda, Sibu Beauty, Philosophy, Shiseido to be precise. I will review these products soon, so that I can share my experience with you all.

Products I picked recently:

1. Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum

2. Kate Somerville Total Vitamin Antioxidant Face Serum

3. Kate Somerville Complexion Correction™ Daily Discoloration Perfector

4. Caudale Anti-Dark Spot & Radiance Set


This is my first time trying products from both these brands. They have a vast range of skincare products and I was totally confused and a bit over-whelmed at the store.
I knew I wanted something for skin Hydration, some Serum and something that would work on my hyper-pigmentation. I have these shadow like patches around my chin area.

Lets see how these work and I will review them once I have used them enough to give my opinion.

Now onto some ramble...

1. I have been saving some money to buy nice bags (few of you know that...)

2. I am super sad and annoyed that CHANEL FLAP BAG (my ultimate dream bag) will be $4400 come February, making it more of a DREAM BAG!!! (again, few of you know...I constantly crib on Twitter)

3. Had been to Miami for a vacation in November 2011. It was a very nice one and I picked some random jewelry here and there (will share them in some post, even if no one whats to see them)

4. Oh, yes.... added a few more charms to my Pandora Bracelet and picked a few Lagos Pieces for layering. Have been very much into layering Bracelets since past 6-7 months.

5. I am NOT liking Chicago much, since I moved. Not that Chicago is bad...Its just that we move so often, it is difficult to make new friends and right now, I don't have many. Totally rely on virtual Social Life and you guys as friends. Hence this ramble... and desperation to share what I shop.

Hope you all are doing good and I have decided as I am not buying much make up, I will keep posting random Jewelry Hauls, some Clothing stuff (my style is pretty meh..) and some other things here and there.

Enjoy your Weekend...

January 12, 2012

JOSIE MARAN ARGAN OIL HAIR SERUM

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JOSIE MARAN ARGAN OIL HAIR SERUM

I typed this whole blog post and then it got lost!! How?? I don't know...

These type of reviews might be the most boring ones. I mean we all love to hear and read about the latest collections. All of us enjoy those 'HAULS' that has some amazing new products. But...but trust me, when you are out to search for some skincare or hair care or products like that, these boring reviews on random blogs really help!!

Ok, enough with the ramble...On to the review.

This is one of those silicon based hair styling product. I personally call it Hair styling product, because for me products that actually help in nourishing the skin/hair from within fall into the category of serum. The ones that help in merely improving the appearance of skin/hair is not a serum and falls into the category of styling product.
Its pretty much like the difference between Eye Cream/serum that heals and Eye Brighteners that brightens or improves the appearance temporarily.
(I don't know if any of this interpretation makes sense, but you all get the point...right?)

Information and Claims (as per website)

Argan Oil Hair Serum

An anti-frizz treatment that creates exceptional shine.

What it does:
It's the shine of the times! Argan Oil Hair Serum delivers instant shine and long-lasting rejuvenation. Argan Oil naturally penetrates the hair to help moisturize each layer of the hair strand for long-term hair repair so your hair actually looks and feels healthier, silkier, and extraordinarily shiny. Subtly scented with geranium and bergamot fruit oils, the ultra-light, never-greasy, non-alcoholic formula penetrates the hair shaft to seal split ends and deliver intense moisture to each layer of the hair strand. All hair types will instantly look and feel healthier, silkier, and shinier.

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

What else you need to know:
Argan Oil is a superior source of antioxidants, vitamin E, and moisture as it nourishes and protects skin and hair from the environment. This organic ingredient prevents dehydration, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and sebum production. It is your answer to naturally healthy, youthful, radiant, clear skin and hair.

Texture:

This is slightly thick, colorless liquid which is not too watery nor too thick n goopy. Feels super silky to touch and is very light weight (plus point). The product is not sticky at all.

Fragrance:

Mild, pleasant perfume'y' fragrance. It is not offensive or over powering.

Color:

Colorless

My Hair type:

I have thin, silky hair. They are not thin in volume, but every single hair strand is very thin. They are on drier side and are prone to breakage. My hair tangles very easily. The length is slightly below the shoulder and I color them occasionally once in 4-6 months. I rarely use hair styling products and hot tools are used sparingly. I towel dry them after wash.

How I Use it:

I just use a little more than Pea size maybe Peanut size. Spread it on my palms and apply it on the lower half of my hair, avoiding the scalp area or the roots of the hair. Dry or damp, this coats my hair well and makes it look piece'y'.

Results:

Firstly, it spreads well and coats my hair nicely, making it look soft, moisturized and shiny. It does not weighs down my hair, unlike other products that I have tried in the past with similar concept. The key is to avoid applying it on the hair roots. Also the quantity used is to be controlled. Anything more than needed will make the hair greasy. There is a thin line between greasy, oily hair and shiny, moisturized hair.
This does not tames my frizzes much.

Packaging:

Comes in a glass bottle with a pump. Easy to dispense and travel with. I have read people complaining about the product getting clumpy and thick, making dispensing a difficult task. I personally have not experienced any such problem.

Its a good product to have, especially on days when the hair just refuses to listen and is all poofy and weird. This is a little expensive in comparison to many other similar kind of product, but in my personal experience, this is comparatively light weight. Also, as very little amount is needed, this may last for long time, again depending on how frequently it is used.

Any one of have tried this or Moroccan oil or any such kind of 'serum'?? Do share your experience in the comment below and do suggest if you know of something Awesome for hair.

January 2, 2012

Welcome 2012!!!



To another chance n a fresh start... Wishing all of you Health, Happiness and Prosperity in the New Year. Cheers!!

 

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