20 October 2016

5 must have lip colors for the fall.......

Thank you for all the love on my last post guys, it means a lot to me !!

Today's post is about 5 lipsticks which are my favorite presently and I feel are the must for this fall.
I have used them for over sometime and picked up these, I hope you can familiarise with them too.

Also sharing as many photos of the lipsticks I can just to give you the clear idea of how it looks and will that be suitable for you or not. You never know we might share similar choices :)

I have also shared my favorite pink lipsticks on the blog a long ago - READ HERE  !!

My favorite Red lipsticks - READ HERE  !!

Left to Right - Lancome /  Bobbi Brown  /  Dior  /  Givenchy /  Nyx


*  I bought this lip shade last year and as you know I'm a sucker for pinks, I could not have left it once I saw it. It is not matte, but a really pretty, bright pink with a bit of shine and amazing pigmentation coz it lasts for hours without getting faded. You have to use a lip cleanser to take it off.
                               Rating - 4.5/5


*  This is a new addition to my collection of red colored lip shades, my hubby bought it as a surprise gift for me from his work tour few days back. I have always loved Bobbi Brown for the kind of products they make, plus their lipsticks are really well hydrated and moisturising , so I do not need to apply a lip balm or primer beneath it. It makes my lips feel soft, supple and well nourished and looks good too. Lasted for more than 6 hours when I last used it and even after eating meals it was still the same color.
                           Rating - 5/5


*   Okay, so there is an amazing story about this lip shade here, I have always looked out for pinks or reds and never tried out any different shades. Just coz I felt they would not look that good on me as they seem on a model. On my last trip to Singapore for the Olay Miracle Boost Duo Launch Event I wanted to check out this new collection by Dior, as I really liked their  shades when I checked it out online. I had a lot of time so I went up to Dior counter and started swatching all the pinks again...:)
 Just when I picked up this shade and tried it out on my hands, I had this irresistable urge to try             it on my lisp too, and ta daaaa.....there it was I felt like a Princess or a celebrity and fell in                   love with this color instantly. I felt like I was searching for this shade whole my life and it has             brought some kind of magical transformation into my life. I know it feels a bit exaggerated                 but trust me I was over cloud 9 after trying it and bought it the second after it.
  I felt it looks perfect on my skin tone, I have worn it without makeup, and with makeup its                   just a bonus.
  Color of my life baby !!
   Being a matte shade it is not drying at all, I felt it would dry my lips out as I usually have dry              lips and turn more worse after I put on lipsticks, but this Rockstar made me feel amazing, lips              felt so soft and smooth and did not dry out. The good thing, it remains there for hours and                    hours. Definitely going to try out more shades from this new range soon.
                      Rating - 5/5  : ))


*  Not tried out on my lips yet, but Hey it's pink...How could I not love it ?? It has got a genuine leather casing.....what more could u ask for in a lipstick ??  The packaging is to die for, and it says it is sensuously mat but I will have to try it  first to say something about it (The most expensive of all of my collection). Thank you to my husband for picking up such a pretty pink for me. Love u babe


*  Totally a color for fall, looks amazing on most of the skin tones, hydrating and long lasting. Cheaper than all of the above !! Here's another shade which I bought for the very first time and Yep I loved it. Can pump up the simplest of costume or just with a plain white dress.
                   Rating - 3.5/5

Hope you liked my collection, do share your favorites with me in the comments below.

Until then have a great week...
xo, Kanchan

18 October 2016

Choker Game Strong....

How have you been my lovely followers ?? I feel really happy and blessed to be connected with you guys and share my life with you all, this is a friendship that cannot be explained into words, but it is there to stay.
Earlier I was not that open and comfortable my life and other stuff on social media and it only sticked to fashion or beauty related posts, but slowly I got confidence to talk about my life here after getting such interesting comments and reactions by the people who read my blog on a regular basis. It feels good when they ask about my skincare/haircare routine, or where I shop, about the places I visit, products I use or praise my style and fashion sense or for that matter the looks I create.

It works as a stronger driving force and keeps motivating me to work harder and put all my efforts into my work and deliver the best I can. Thank you for all the constant support and love guys !!  :)

The lipstick shade I have been loving and wearing since the day I bought it (Like I had been looking for this all my life), a lot of you have been asking me about it, so here it is - New Collection by DIOR - ROUE DIOR in 772 CLASSIC MATTE

Dress & Choker : Buggis (Singapore)
Metallic Jelly Sandal : Michael Kors (here)
Bag : Charles & Keith
Glasses : Armani
Bangle : Kate Spade
Earrings : Forever21
Lips : Lancome (388)

As most of you know I recently gave birth and still have to loose a few pounds to fit into my old clothes, I picked up this loose fitted dress at a street market in Singapore for 15$ and also this pretty choker caught my eye at an accessory store. I tried wearing a choker for the first time and loved how cute and edgy looks it can give to an outfit, it made me feel so great about it that after coming back to KL I searched for more and bought two more from Zara. Also, these Metallic jelly sandals by Michael kors have my heart for now, coz they are so comfy and cool at the same time, you surely need to feel safe while walking and carrying a tiny baby .

So, as for now my favorite accessory is a CHOKER !! What about you, what is the latest trend that you are loving?

Have you read my last post  where I shared a few tips on pregnancy and the things to be prepared for while your expecting ??? If not, you can check it out HERE     !!

Love, Kanchan

17 October 2016

Lancome Genifique Yeus - Youth Activating Eye Concentrate

It's time I reveal to you this one eye cream I have been loving for almost an year now. Just like you even I have tried my hands out on various brands that claim to get you rid off eye bags but they hardly seem to do any good. I have never given wrong advise to you guys and will never write something good about any product which actually isn't worth talking about.
Because skincare for me is the top priority and will always be, I follow a really strict routine every morning/night and never fail to do it, no matter how tired I am.

I only learnt this after I started feeling my skin was getting affected by the hard weather I am exposed to, though Malaysia is not that bad if you compare it to the summers in Delhi but it is quite hot and humid here. It is very crucial to protect my skin against sun-rays more than anything else and keep it hydrated and moisturized.

I have already shared my skincare routine previously on the blog here - Skincare Ritual 
but today I am sharing my review after using this amazing eye cream by Lancome and the reason why I love it so much.

TEXTURE :- Gel based and thus it's not sticky at all

BENEFITS :- Hydrates under eye area, keeps the skin soft and helps remove dark circles

Every product claims to do a lot of things, but only a few actually stick to it and prove what is printed on their packaging.

I have been constantly using this for my under-eye area for more than a year and totally swear by it. It's gel like texture makes me feel soft snd smooth right after the application, and after it is absorbed well my eyes appear bright and bigger. Eye bag situation improved and helps prepare my eye area for the makeup as well.
It also helps reduce fine lines, but in my case there are not much of those lines but it definitely mde my eyes look less tired, even after I sleep only about 3-4 hours a night (mommy-job).

Another big advantage is that a small bottle lasts a really long time so though it is a bit expensive, at least you won't have to buy it again and again.

I am surely gonna try more of their products from this range now, have you ever used it, ho was your experience like??

I really wanna know true reviews about their Advanced Genifique Eye Light Pearl serum, coz I have only heard mixed things till now.

Which product by Lancome is your favorite???? I would love to give it a try, do share in the comment below.

Until next time, have a great week ahead !!

14 October 2016

Finally Denims...... !!

Just in case you are wondering "Finally Denims" and why ?? Well, I have been running away from it and hanging around in dresses mostly since I delivered. But I just got fed up of same shorts stuff and hence I started looking for new denims in almost every store I waked into, coz obviously the old ones don't fit anymore, but none of them had what I wanted.
Until I came across this relaxing fit jeans at Marks & Spencer and fell in love with it, it was exactly the right shade I wanted and perfect fit I was searching for.

I might be buying some more, until I get into my old ones again, which will definitely take sometime, but Hey I started my workout already :)

So this post today is not just about denims, but PREGNANCY as well....no it isn't me again but two of my really good friends are. I am just trying to share my experience and thoughts with them, whenever they ask me something I feel happy that they value my opinion, but my point is just to help them prepare for everything that is coming their way along with a little cute human they will be giving birth to and what else to expect.

Some of the most important things to keep in mind :-

1. You will feel happy, excited and amazed after you realize you are expecting but you might feel a bit scared thinking of what all you might to have to go through this process. THAT'S COMPLETELY NORMAL

2. Just like each woman is different, her body is and so will be her pregnancy. NO TWO WOMEN WILL EVER HAVE SAME PREGNANCIES
Yes, your symptoms might not be the same as your friend or sister, though they may bit be a bit similar to your mother( I heard that alot and had the heartburn same as my Mom). Rest you will have your own symptoms mixed with few new ones as well.

3. You will find a Doctor or motherly figure everywhere you go -  who will only be advising you about things all the time even though you might not have asked.  DO NOT BELIEVE THEM

4. There are a lot of women who always talk negatives - either about how bad pregnancies are, or someone they knew had a miscarriage or someone who gave birth to an abnormal baby. STAY AWAY FROM THEM
I heard many negative and depressing things from friends and even people close to me in my family , even though I kept asking them not to tell me about it. So just be rude if you have to and stop them right when they start such a story on your face or fone.

5. Eat and drink all you want or crave for, ONLY TRUST YOUR DOCTOR and avoid what he has told you to.

6. DO NOT GOOGLE - though it's the mother and father of all f***** information known to human kind, this case is not to trusted, coz I have done that too much and realized it differs from what your doctors say, or what is practical and is only going to confuse you and stress you more.


8. Try to spend as much time with your husband as you can, not that you will not get it later, but this time is special and every little thing needs to be shared with him and make him a part of this pregnancy, he sure will love it. I could not spend that good of a time with my husband alone as my in-laws came to stay with us way too early, but I guess you only need the major help after the delivery and some during the first 3 months if you have a really bad morning sickness and you have been advised bed rest. SPEND LOTS OF COUPLE TIME AND GO ON DATES

So, these were just a few things I felt and thought might help you all who are expecting or planning to get pregnant. It's not like you cannot ask me more, feel free to post any queries if you do have and I would love to answer them and just help reduce your anxiety,

Here are the pictures from my latest shoot, and Yes it feels good to be back into JEANS :)

Top : H&M
Denims & Sandals : Marks & Spencer
Bag : Charles & Keith
Glasses : Rayban
Watch : Michael Kors
Lips : Dior

Embrace your curves, feel confident within yourself and wake up with a smile everyday !!
Love, Kanchan

11 October 2016

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Duo !!

So, here it is what you ll have been waiting for and the reason I travelled to Singapore last week - Launch of Olay Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence and Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream.
Hare are a little more pictures from the event, hope you enjoy them !!

                     Professional makeup artist and YouTuber - Roseanne Tang !!

I wanted to wait for a little while and only share my review after using it, but as the cream is targetted towards the women who are looking for anti-ageing products and delay the onset of wrinkles and fine lines.

I am using the youth pre-essence but to actually see the effects of micro sculpting cream I asked my mother-in-law to use as she is in her ealry 60's and will know the immediate results.

Contents of Regenerist Micro sculpting cream :-

1. Niacinamide - Vitamin B3
Accelerates renewal of surface cells, reduces wrinkles.

2. Olivem - Anti-oxidant from Olive extract
Helps protect skin from free radical damage

3. Amino peptides - Pro collagen molecules
Helps repair skin, reduces wrinkles and firms

4. Lys'lastine - natural extract of dill seeds
Enhances in skill elasticity


* Skin feels softer and supple right after the application

* Skin glows and skin shines

* Mild and fruity fragrance

* Instant firmness

The cream will be available in Malaysia and Singapore from October 1 2016 at Watsons and Guardians stores.

Do check out these products and let me know how you liked them.

Xo, Kanchan

6 October 2016

Falling for Fall.... !!

Tee-shirt : Zara similar (here)  /  Lounge pants : Uni Qlo similar (here)
Jacket : Promod similar (here)  /  Bag : Charles & Keith
Sunnies : Armani  /  Watch : Michael Kors similar (here)
Bracelet : Kate Spade similar (here)  /  Lips : Bobbi Brown
Fall is the season of bright and colorful leaves, so why just stick to the one that everyone around is dying for, I choose to pick my own color for FALL.

Be unique, be yourself !!

Love, Kanchan