Sunday, November 30, 2014

Battle of the BB Creams: Garnier vs Pond's

I have never been much of a foundation girl. I have always loved BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers more just because I love the natural or the no makeup look.

I have been using the Pond's White Beauty BB+ Cream and the Garnier BB Cream for quite a while now but couldn't decide which one of them is the better one. Let me break it down for you...

Packaging wise they couldn't be any more different. The Pond's BB+ Cream looks more like a high end BB Cream and the Garnier one looks like your average drugstore one. Price wise as well the Pond's one is just a little higher with Rs. 140 for 18 g as opposed to the Garnier one being Rs. 199 for 40 g. I think Garnier offers a better deal here. They both have SPF in Pond's and Garnier with SPF 30 and SPF 24 respectively.

As you can see in the above picture the consistency of the Pond's BB Cream is thicker than the Garnier BB Cream but I feel like the Garnier BB Cream matches my skin tone more. Undoubtedly due to a thicker consistency Pond's BB Cream has more coverage.

I have kept them separate for different occasions. If it's a wedding or a party and I need a bit more coverage I would definitely go with the Pond's White Beauty BB+ Cream as it stays a bit longer as well. But during the day I would definitely go with the Garnier BB Cream as it feels really light and nice.

I really can't choose between them but they both stand out for me just at different occasions.

Have you tried either? let me know your verdict!

Until next time.
Sharmi Shah


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Berry Shades

Hey everyone,

Since winter is just around the corner and it's a season of almost all things 'Berry' toned, I wanted to share with you two of my most loved Berry Shade products.

1. Rimmel London Professional Finish Nail Polish in 391 Celebrity Bash
       I have been a huge lover of Rimmel products since the day I discovered them. I have tried their mascaras, lipsticks, the infamous stay matte pressed powder and I own about half a dozen of it's lipsticks. For quite sometime I have noticed that I come back to this shade of nail polish every other week just because I think it makes my hands look more polished then they actually are! It stays on for a good 4-5 days and honestly that's what I need in a good nail polish. The reason being I generally take mine off about on the 5th day as I don't like to keep them on for more than that. I got it from London because I have no clue as to where can I get them in Indian from.

2. Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in 107
         This is by far my most worn and my most favourite lipstick ever with this being my 3rd one. The formula is just so spot on, it doesn't dry out my lips or smudge and it lasts quite long. It's a perfect lipstick for me as It just looks so good on Olive toned skin too! I have been wearing this to all the night outs and dinners that I have been too in the past two weeks and to say that the winter is just beginning! And this is how it looks on me.

Let me know what your favourite make up item for the winter is in the comments below. Also comment below if you know where can I get Rimmel in India from.

Until next time.
Sharmi Shah

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Monday, November 10, 2014


Hey there!

Can you believe it's only a month and a half till 2015! What!?

I have been seeing a lot of people raving about the VICHY EAU THERMAL (Vichy Thermal Spa Water) and so I wanted to see what the all fuss was about. Luckily I found a 50ml bottle instead of the original 150ml one. This is a Paraben Free product which is very rich in minerals, which is great for sensitive skin types. As it is a spray which you can directly spray on your face, I decided not to carry my toner and cotton pads on the trip to Jaipur. I believe the less is more while travelling.

I was so happy with the results! It is the best skin pick me up I have tried in a really long time. Just spray this on your face instead of your toner and let it air dry. Follow up with your serum and moisturizer. My skin looks so refreshed and so bright! This is a product which is meant to travel with you wherever you go. I actually had my mom try it, and she ordered the full size bottle for her own self. Believe me guys I am not even allowed to touch it! *Sigh*

This product gets full points from me for packaging as well as the actual product.

I would definitely try and get my hands on it whenever possible because they sell out so quickly.

I would recommend you guys to try this out atleast once.

You can buy it from here.

Let me know how does your experience goes with this.

Until then,
Sharmi Shah

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Hey there! This is my very first post in the 'My Shopping Experience' series. I will have one post every month for you from this series which will hopefully help you to know where to buy what from and which one has the nicest deals.

Because I shop from a lot, I thought I should begin with the same.

Jabong has a variety of things listed on it. They have everything from Clothing and Accessories for Women, Men and Kids to Housing stuff like bed sheets and kitchen linens. They also have a very wide variety of skincare and cosmetics. I generally order beauty stuff from it.

I ordered the following things from them:


The outer packaging was normal like any other company. A regular plastic bag sealed properly with the bill and other information on it.

I really liked how much care they had taken in wrapping each product. They has wrapped the Vichy Thermal Spa Water in a kind of an airbag should I say. There was no way it could get damaged. The other two products were wrapped in bubble wrap.

The products were into a basic sealed bag with bar codes on them. 

There was a tiny dent on the Shea Butter Face and Body Scrub but it can be neglected as it didn't affect the product within.

I received all the items in about 10 days which is quite alright with me.

They also have a cash on delivery option and a 30 day return policy.

They run a loyalty program where you can earn 2% of your Order Value. To know more go on to their website linked below.

My shopping experience with Jabong has always been very pleasant without any complains till now (touch wood)

If you have any stores in mind which I should check out, do let me know in the comments below.

Links to Jabong's sites:

Until next time.
Sharmi Shah

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Haul - Almost all things beauty

I know I have been missing from the blogging scene for quite a while now (about a month) and I would explain it in detail but let’s just say that it is quite hard to blog with full time college and then work. Also, I want you guys to trust my opinion and so I wanted to post about the things that I had actually used and not just anything random.

Moving on to the post, let me start by wishing you all a very Happy New Year J

I went to Jaipur for a mini holiday and let me tell you, that city has so much history to it! You are very lucky if you live in Jaipur. I so badly wanted to share my trip with you guys but unfortunately I forgot my camera charger and ended up taking photos from my phone which are not at all worthy of uploading L. Being the shopper girl (don’t know if that’s a term yet!) that I am I went to a mall there and ended up buying quite a few things. The full reviews will be up shortly.







Until next time.
Sharmi Shah

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