Helllooo Girlies !!!!  Guess who is back home in New Delhi, in the middle of unpacking her rather heavy purple suitcase (I carried an extra , empty suitcase which has now come back overflowing …mostly with Candy :p )  and looking like a complete and utter Zombie. But between New York and Phoenix i pretty much covered all the Beauty Stores i was dying to visit- Sephora, Ulta, CVS, Walgreens and some more !! I have to say i LOVED Ulta because the one i went to had all the stuff Sephora stocks (the high end brands) as well as all the low end brands so it was one huge shop where you could find everything from Maybelline to Guerlain!!!

While i did love browsing through the beauty sections, I didnt buy too much mostly because i am becoming aware of just how much of my makeup collection lies there unused and i dont want to keep adding on to the pile ! I did however get stuff i actually needed so im feeling kind of super pleased with myself for shopping smart (In terms of clothes though- i went a little crazy- i bought like insane amounts of clothes and shoes and ill show that in a bit as well- clothes shopping is SO CHEAP there compared to India. )

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First of, Lets talk about Bath & Body Works.

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Oh Gosh i LOVE their Candles!! Im not even a candle person but i got three travel sized candles (The Third was called Pumpkin Cupcake and its my favourite but i gave it to my sis cos she loves warm scents). I lit the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle yesterday in our living room just for 5 minutes and i swear my house smelt like christmas ! Even the boy who is pretty much blind to these kind of things noticed it!

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin is one of their Holiday Specials . They have a whole pumpkin thing going for their collection this year. Leaves is one of their permanent collection and this one is kind of unique. Its warm, but it has a woody, autumn scent to it.

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These three mists are just nice as gifting options. I got one each for my friends!
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Yummy Shower Gels. Because who doesnt want to smell like Warm Vanilla Sugar !

 

In the Beauty Department, we have mostly skin stuff

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nars-orgasmNars Orgasm Blush.

I tried a lot of their blushes, but ultimately setlled on the Iconic Orgasm even though i own a couple of dupes of this already. Its just a great color- it transitions effortlessly from Day to Night and is really effortlessly pretty. I adore how it glistens just the right amount on the cheek you know- a beautifyl rose gold sheen.

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I got the Illamasqua Sleek Blush, which is part of their new collection. It doesnt look special in this picture but the actual color is a Pumpkin color- like a deep, orangey pumpkin and it goes on really earthy and beautiful!

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This is one of my best buys – the Benefit Big Time PrimeKit which has a Pore Refining Primer-the Benefit Pore-fessional as well as Benefit That Gal which is a Brightening Face Primer that will add a glow to your face.

Tip: Skip the full sized products and head to the checkout counter where they have mini sizes. So much more cost effective!

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The Becca Creamy Concealer is one product iv been using every single day. I tried on a ton of concealers in Sephora and settled on this. It has its own issues , but it also has some absolutely star qualities- phenomenal coverage and doesnt settle into lines. On the flip side, kind of drying and tough to blend. But its the only concealer which concealed and brightened at the same time!

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A super glittery Sephora by OPI Nail Polish ! Love !

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So this is actually the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Almond. I wanted to get the full thing but that shade was sold out almost everywhere which is wierd because that is like my skin shade and majority of the people there are much paler.So the SA gave me a sample to try out for a week. Have been wearing it everyday- its quite thick so a little bit inconvenient for the Indian Summer.

I also bought two other things which i forgot to photograph . These are:

  • 2 Sephora Eye Pencils – One in Blue and one in a Blackened Purple (These turned out to be aweful)
  • Nyx Eye Pencil in a Shimmery Brown (Love this one. Absolutely gorgeous, was going to get Urban Decay Roach which is really pretty but this one was equally nice and much cheaper)

Reviews and Swatches coming soon!

 

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