Zoya Fall 2020 Collection – Intriguing

Zoya’s newest collection, INTRIGUING, has arrived for Holiday 2020! This collection offers a wide range of winter-themed shades and finishes including metallic greens, wintery blue micro-shimmers, and red-toned purple creams. This variety embodies the magic of the holidays.

Nico : Zoya in Nico can best be described as a celadon-toned pearl with a touch of silver shimmer blended in.

Eunice : Zoya in Euince can best be described as a chartreuse metallic green.

Regina : Zoya in Regina can best be described as an alluring dark emerald green metallic.

Meredith : Zoya in Meredith can best be described as a twinkling midnight sapphire blue with an icy light blue shimmer.

Nisha : Zoya in Nisha can best be described as a deep royal blue-violet metallic.

Koley : Zoya in Koley can best be described as a ruby pink metallic.

Soko : Zoya in Soko can best be described as a wintery Poinsettia red cream.

Beverly : Zoya in Beverly can best be described as a dark purple-toned red cream.

Avi : Zoya in Avi can best be described as a smoky greige cream with a hint of red-brown.

Brett : Zoya in Brett can best be described as a deep charcoal indigo cream.

Isti : Zoya in Isti can best be described as a wintery steel blue, textured PixieDust with a pop of brilliant royal blue for added vibrancy.

Lottie : Zoya in Lottie can best be described as a soft champagne pearl with a hint of glistening shimmer blended in.

‘Flowerbomb’ Eau de Parfum Spray by Viktor&Rolf

Thanks to Dave Lackie, I got to try the Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb!! I had my eyes on it for a while and Oh My ! 

The scent costs $86 for a 1oz. Bottle, pricey yes,but the highly concentrated scent means a little goes a long way. 

Scent has notes of Bergamot, tea, freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid, rose, patchouli. 

Winner of Allure Magazines best of Beauty award for best classic fragrance of 2015, this is worth the splurge! 

By talker blogger Posted in Makeup

Influenster presents Pantene Pro-V Hair Spray

I got to try this hairspray courtesy Influenster. A golden metal Spary can containing Non-alcohol based hair product. 

Having tried quite a few hairsprays including Pantene, my biggest complaint is that brushing after the product in your hair nullifies the effect of the spray. Thankfully the fairies at Pantene were listening. I was able to comb through my hair, tug free and still have my style maintained all day. 

For those days when you want to live ok perfect and polished, give this a try ! 

L’oreal Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Series Of Hair Care Products


I am not a person to review a shampoo. I have tried pretty much all the kinds out their and realized how they fall flat on their claims. 

I was recently sent the Loreal shampoo/conditioner set for straight hair and I tried it with pretty much no expectations. 

It’s a 4 step system: Starts with a shampoo, followed by a conditioner (to be applied and left in for a min) , followed by another conditioner (applied over the previous one without rinsing, kept for 2-3 minutes) and finally washed off. 

There is a Balm that follows, to be applied to damp hair before blow drying/ styling/ using a flat iron. 

Style the hair as usual. 

My hair were straightened before bed, expecting it to loose style by morning. 

That’s where the moment of zen happened. Hair was flat and perfectly straight and I could literally walk out without a retouch. 

My hair gets oily in 2-3 days and loose style the second day. My hair was straight and styled for 4 days (although it did get oily as always). 

OVERALL: The product works! I have been using it for over 3 weeks now and I have noticed a nicer finish, softer hair and a great fragrance! It might seem tedious initially, but I can not better justify the extra couple of minutes to see the great results!! 

*products sent for my honest review by influenster 

Givencyhy Hydra Sparkling Magic Cheek & Lip Blam Mousturizig Rosy Glow

In comparison to using each product targeted towards fulfilling a particular beauty need, I prefer reaching out for multi tasking products. This is one such wonder jar, that has been my go-to for over a month now. 

My initial concerns was the size of the jar, and the product quantity but do not be misguided! A tiny swipe goes a long way. I use it on my lips for a nice rosy stain with absolute hydration. It feels greasy to touch but once applied it feels so natural. The lasting powder is unimaginable. I have recently replaced my blushes for this balm for a 12 hour lasting and hydrating healthy cheek glow. I wear it over my Chanel Double Perfecrion Lumiere Powder Makeup and I get a 12 hour makeup in check. 

OVERALL : A bit pricey but I already got my second one because I cannot survive a day without it. I absolutely recommend it !! For once I’ll say that size does not matter. 

Pixi by Petra Lip Lift Max in Petal Ice

*Press Sample 

This is a clear lip plumper/ lip gloss. Although it appears to have a tint, it’s completely sheer like a clear lip gloss. Applies to a tingly minty sensation. I did not notice much plumping, but in honesty my lips are plump already, so I will not be able to validate the claim. Applies well and hydrates.


NARS Multiple In Copacabana 

I am sure everyone owns atleast one NARS multiples if not multiple.. Ha Ha, yes it’s tricky! 

Well, it’s a quick post. 

This one is a silver finish highlighter. Creamy formula. Soft and Extremely blendable. I don’t need a brush to apply it, just twist and glide over the desired area and use fingertips to even out. It’s great to be used over cheek or substituted as an eyeshadow.  This is a bit pricey considering that it’s very soft and tend to get over consumed, but I am yet to see a product as functional and of such good quality. Worth it?…. Definitely. 

3 Giveaways And The Review Of The Ofra Cosmetics Contouring & Highlighting Cream Foundation Palette, Ofra Blush/Bronzer Illuminating Blush Stripes 

* Press Sample


Ofra is a big name in cosmetics. And today I have a really exciting review/giveaway blog post!!

Ofra Countouring & Highlighting Cream Foundation Palette:  A very versatile use palette of creamy foundations in an array of six color shades, it’s a perfect product for Highlighting & Countouring. The palette comes in six assorted pans put together in a paper book kind casing which makes it extremely lightweight and easy to carry. Since the formula is very rich and coverage is buildable, it’s best applied with a makeup sponge. The color selection makes it for for all skin shades.


Ofra Illuminating Blush/Bronzer Highlighting Stripes :  Now where do I start….This is a gorgeous looking, super pigmented, finely milled and extremely versatile use Highlighter. A closer look gives an idea of what the color tints are leaning towards. I have used these separately as well as together, and I love it! It comes in a compact casing with a mirror but no brush in the bottom compartment. The color strips can be individually applied as eyeshadows.   OVERALL: The products are great and I couldn’t be more happy to share a set of each with you all!! It’s been generously sponsored by Ofra Cosmetics. Enter the giveaway and I wish you the very best! I look forward to your participation and loving these as much as I do.


One of you gets to win One Cream foundation Highlighting and Countouring palette + Illuminating Highlighting Strips – Open to USA residents only.

Now Added :

-Hard Candy : Single & Loving It Eyeshadow in 769 Low Rise Jeans [new]

-Essie Nail Polish : Blanc (White), Chills & Thrills (blue), Mojito Madness (Green), Style Cartel (Deep Navy Blue) [new]

-Pixi Beauty Nail Polsih : 015 Very Violet (Neon Magenta) [new]

-NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer For Anti-Dull skin and Color Balance, 30ml [new]

-Elf Studio : Cream Eyeliner with Brush Included in Black [new]

-Milani Baked Bronzer In 04 Glow [New, opened to take a picture for the giveaway, never used or swatched]

-Milani Baked Blush in 09 Red Vino [new]

-L’oreal Paris high intensity pigments, pure pigment shadow stick In 834, Alluring, a copper color,can be used dry or wet [new]

-Cover FX Calming primer: sample size 5ml

-Laura Mercier flawless skin face Polsih : sample size 11.3g

-4 Black Opal Beauty Color Splurge Eyeshadow Duos : swatched on the hand once, Here [Since they were sent to me for my unbiased review, and I really loved them, I want one of you to have these and enjoy using them. I am thankful for the generous samples by the company , so I am adding the option to follow them on social media as well for bonus entries]

Generously sponsored giveaway by Melodyderm , there will be two winners!! Melodyderm is a brand known for its high end skin care line. Their jewelry pieces are a must have for every fashion fanatic.  With proven results and extremely luxurious ingredients these products are a way to show your love for yourself or that someone special. This giveaway is open to Residents of USA and Canada… Whoo Hoo! 

One lucky winner gets to win their Highly raved about Gold Serum : Retails at $99.99 USD and Infused with Real Gold, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid. It’s proven to get you that youthful glow and restores skin elasticity to keep off those unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. 


Not just that, they were overly generous to giveaway another of their beautiful products .. Hunger Games Bracelet retails at $25.99 USD. This absolutely charming bracelet is a collection of 5 charms in one buckle. This giveaway is also open to USA and Canada. 



– Leave a blog post comment with your  country of residence, not doing so will keep you from winning because I do not want to announce a winner without knowing if I can deliver the prize or not.

-Winner (randomly chosen) gets 48 hours to respond, else next winner will be randomly chosen. – All right, Good Luck !


BlackOpal Beauty Invisible Oil Blocking Loose Powder

*Press Sample

There is no denying tab I have been nothing but impressed each time I try a product from this brand. This hypoallergenic invisible, oil control-matte finish loose powder is no exception. 

It can be simple applied with a fluffy face powder brush or dabbing with a face puff. Since it’s an invisible finish, using over a foundation or to be directly applied is a need based choice, which makes it even more versatile. 

I have a normal-dry skin with an oily T-zone. Powders have a tendency to dry patch or settle in my fascial lines. Besides my initial inhibatations, I had nothing more than a healthy matte finish glow. 

Lasting time: I got a great wear time, towards end of 8-10 hours I did need a touch up to freshen up my look (and this happens with pretty much every brand of makeup. A good one lasts me 8 hours of wear.

The swatch shows the powder applied on the skin. The one below is blended. Notice a clear difference in the center of the hand where it’s applies.  Skin looks smoother and powder evens out the fine lines. I get a mattified healthy glow. 


OVERALL: 1oz of loose powder retails at $9.25 USD. Currently BlackOpal Beauty website has a buy one get one free promotion on all products. These loose powders have an amazing shelf life, so this might just be the perfect time to stock up. 

YSL Volupte Tint In Oil In N3-Undress Me, N5-Cherry My Cherie, N7-Crush Me Orange

This was a giveaway hosted by the most generous Dave Lackie that I won a few weeks back and I couldn’t be more thankful! 

This is the latest lip formula innovation from YSL. Infused with Apricot Kernel oil, Jojoba seed oil, Coriander Fruit oil, Possiflora Edulis seed oil this is a perfect concoction for hydration desperate lips. The sheer wash of color makes the product even more attractive to be worn by itself or layered over your favourite lipstick as a lipgloss. 

Available in 8 colors, retails at $32 USD for 0.2oz of product.  

This is how the prize came with a lovely hand written note by Dave: 

The swatches are (L-R), YSL Volupte Tint In Oil In N3-Undress Me, N5-Cherry My Cherie, N7-Crush Me Orange : 

OVERALL : These were on my list since they were released. I just did not have a chance to try them. I couldn’t be more thankful to Dave for the most generous prize and being such a wonderful celebrity he is. Dave had been raving about these lip oils and I add my positive verdict too!