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Happy New Year!!

I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you?  Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system.  Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover.  I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.  


~Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary


Have a beautiful 2012 Girls!!


And if you ever do feel down, take a look at the video below & feel fierce - becoz "Who runs this world? Girls!!"



Blisscovered: Too good to be True?

Many of you would have read Mehak's post on Blisscovered (if not go here).

Basically Blisscovered is India's version of Birch Box. 
Which means for a fixed price you get to try 5-6 different products, in case of Blisscovered - it is Rs. 700 for a 4-5 products from the list below: 
1. MUFE 2. Diesel 3. YSL 4. Ralph Lauren

ATB - Rules of Engagement

I have already updated my "Who is Addicted to Blush" section, but I thought I would post it here as well just in case some people miss this.

As a blogger I receive mails requesting for product reviews, I have certain "Rules of Engagement" when it comes to these products:

1. All the products reviewed on "Addicted to Blush" have been paid for by me. Products that are sent for consideration have the same information listed clearly in big, bold letters below the post. I do not accept compensation for product reviews. 

2. Products / Samples sent to me are for consideration only. I do not provide any guarantee of review, positive or negative.

3. The review will not be submitted to the company / PR for audit or for any kind of revision prior to publication on this blog. I retain the final say on the review & its contents - which is based on my experience with the product only.


Fake Vaseline?

I have, on many occasions spotted fake MAC eyeshadows, Revlon as well, Nivea lip balms in small shops, but I never thought there would be a fake version of Vaseline.

Apparently there is, according to the press release below. Take a look if you think you may have been thugged out of your money.

PS: I always buy my Vaseline from Alfa, somehow that imported version works 100 times better for me than the one I buy locally. I hope I am not using some fake version that seems to work better for me :-p

Merry Christmas!!

It's the time of the year when I snuggle up with a hot coffee for a re-run of my BBC Series Pride & Prejudice series (yup, the one with Colin Firth, teee heee) and wish that I were in the English countryside right now in pretty muslin gowns.

Wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! I hope that either Santa left you a ton of goodies, and if he didn't go get yourself some - you deserve it for being such good gals throughout the year :-)



Addicted to Blush Beauty Awards 2011 - Makeup

This is the 3rd year I'm doing this, although I will have to admit that I tried far lesser products this year than I did in the previous two - partly because of the fact that I lost my MAC, MUFE, Inglot Makeup while shifting & also because I got a bout of Molluscum Contagisium so I steered clear of makeup for a bit, and spent a lot more on skincare, comparatively. Also I kind of realized that I had not prioritized well enough the split between makeup and my shopping needs - like clothes & accessories.

But nonetheless I did try some stuff this year. I haven't reviewed it all, but I will in the coming weeks, as my laptop is still defunt. :-p


Foundation

Medium to Heavy coverage: Bourjois Healthy Mix –I didn't buy any foundation this year!! I still have this bottle from last year & am trying to finish it off. It wins simply because it is so easy to blend, and also it doesn't appear fake even on close inspection 

The Body Shop Christmas Sale

Christmas always warms my heart - the smell of coffee & vanilla. Green & Red splashed everywhere. It's also a great time to shop :-)

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub - Review

It Claims: Himalaya's Purifying Neem Scrub removes impurities and dead skin cells. It also removes excess oil from the skin's surface, which is the root cause of acne.The scrub is blended with the goodness of Neem, which clears blackheads and acne, and Apricot, which hydrates the skin. The natural ingredients cleanse, nourish and moisturize your skin to make it soft, fresh and radiant. Indications:Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. 

Ingredients Include:Azadirachta indica (Neem, Nimba)Prunus armeniaca(Apricot, Urumana)

Make-up Chauvnism in Bollywood

I read a very shocking article in the Open Magazine today.
Apparently, the Cine Costume Make-up Artistes and Hair Dressers Association, considered  as bollywood’s official body of these ‘professionals',  since its inception in 1955, has never granted a make-up card to a woman.

The reason is simple and explicit: to keep out competition from half the human species.

‘Since the formation of the Association, no make-up artiste card has been issued to female members till date. This is done to ensure that male members are not deprived of work as make-up artistes.

Avril Lavigne (Smile) Makeup

I've been listening to Avril Lavigne since my college days. I really enjoy her music & have loved how she has transitioned over the years from rock to a fusion now of pop-rock music. & No, I don't think she is traitor to rock music, no more than Bryan Adams is. :-)
I have also always loved her trademark makeup look - the gothic smoky eyes, pale skin & light pink lips. In college I would try to recreate her look, but then I didn't have enough money to buy products that could do it, and neither did I have the expertise.

Now that I have the products & some idea how to do it, I don't have the right place to wear it to. I certainly can't wear it to office, and it is a lil too made to wear it on the weekend while grocery shopping.