Thursday, December 25, 2014


Picture from Pinterest.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

I have so much to be thankful for this year, but most importantly all my readers who have been so good to me and thank you for motivating me to keep going! :) Sorry for being a bit dramatic.

Cannot wait for the new year to arrive although I am going to be studying through the 31st as my finals are going on. :( Sad but the truth is that I am going to enter the new year's while working hard and so that is how I would be spending the year (Referring as to how you start your new year is how you spend the whole year).

Also, my next post would be on 1st of January, 2015. (It's going to be all about resolutions!)

Also, wishing you all a very Happy New Year! :)

Stay safe on the 31st of December.

Until next year,
Sharmi Shah

P.S. My giveaway is still running so go to the last post to see what it is all about! It runs till the 1st of January, 2015. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Maybelline BabyLips Electro + Giveaway! (CLOSED)

We all are officially only 10 days away from the New Year's! What?

I am saying it here again but, Really! How fast has this year gone by?

Maybelline launched it's collection of the Electro Baby Lips here in India recently and I was soooo excited to try them. They are not available online yet and so your best bet would be get them in Maybelline Stores near you or if your local novelty store houses them. They are a bit higher in the price range than the other ones and are priced at Rs. 165.

I think that this range of the BabyLips is by far the best out of all three (the colour ones, the normal flavoured one and the electro ones). I here have four today as you can see. First I have the Fierce and Tangy which is the Yellow one. It is just your normal sheer lip balm kind of flavour. Another one I have here is the Berry Bomb which is the bright, scary Purple one you see. It is not as scary on your lips and has the sweetest pinkish purple ting to it. The next two are my most loved (atleast since the day I bought them!). The one that has my heart racing (oh so dramatic) is the Pink Shock, and as the name suggests it is the Pink one. I love the effect it has on my lips, and it is definitely going to be one of my favourite beauty picks this year. The last but not the least is the Oh! Orange! and again going by the name, it is definitely the Orange one. I love this one too because of the light orangy tinge it gives to my lips.

They all smell kind of fruity and honestly I can't really tell the difference because I have got a bad case of cold right now (you know winters and ice creams don't go so well). They all are as moisturizing as all the other baby lips. So go.. look around for them because they certainly are worth buying :)


Since I was pretty amazed by the new BabyLips and also because we are this close to the New Year's, I thought it was the perfect time to host a giveaway.

The winner will get all the four Maybelline BabyLips Electro mentioned in the post above.


1. Make sure you are following me on Instagram and Twitter

2. You can save the image above or you can repost it from my Instagram using the hash-tag #theinouigiveaway or post it on Twitter using the same hash-tag.

3. Enter as many times as you want to but just keep your profile public so I can consider your entry.

4. The winner will be announced on my blog on 1st January, 2015.


Friday, December 12, 2014


Have you ever had that shade of nail polish which doesn't necessarily go with everything you wear but you love it so much that you wear it with everything! That shade for me is L'oreal Paris' 'EXQUISITE SCARLET'. 

I got it from Flipkart a while ago for Rs. 235 (it is sold out now so look into stores near you or other online sites.) and I swear I have been wearing it for about 3 weeks now (obviously reapplying it over!). I really love this colour. It is not your normal red but has a tinge of orange in it and that is the reason I love this polish colour so much. My manicure lasts me around a good 4-5 days without any major chipping and I think it is a good staying power for a drugstore nail polish. Also,it is so perfect to wear it through the New Year's Eve! 

What are your plans for the New Year's?

What is your current favourite nail polish?

Let me know in the comments below :)

Until next time!
Sharmi Shah

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Being Minimalistic!

If you have been reading my blog for a while now you would know that I love my makeup to be very basic and I prefer to cut it down just to the necessary products. Although saying that, I do love a good old red lip here and there! Also, I have started incorporating blush into my daily routine and I am loving it because it makes me look so happy and radiant (if you know what I mean!). So I decided to do a minimalistic look for you. Here are the products that I used:

1. Pond's White Beauty BB+ Cream : I start off by dotting this on my face and using a kind of circular patting motion as I feel it blends it the best. Read more on how I feel about this product here.

2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder: I follow up by applying this powder with the Real Techniques Blush Brush. This is my holy grail powder. This might be my 5th or 6th one. It is just so perfect, it doesn't dry your skin or make you look white or cake up, What more does one want from a pressed powder!

3. Bourjois Blush in 34 Rose s'Or: As I said using a blush is the new addition to my routine, I am loving this one by Bourjois. It's not really hard to work with and gives you the most natural blush. I think this is my holy grail blush. I have had it for almost a year, but just couldn't get myself to use it (or I actually forgot I ever had it!). I use the Real Techniques Blush Brush here as well. I know, but it works with the powder and the blush.

4. L'oreal Super Liner: I love me a good winged liner. This one gives me almost a perfect one. I say almost perfect because I have a real serious love - hate relationship going on with this liner. Some days it would give me one of the perfect lined ones and the other days it would just be a painful chore to get this to work. Just me?

5. L'oreal Million Lashes Mascara: Everybody needs Mascara right? I just follow the liner with this mascara. I don't LOVE this one but I really like it! I am not just a fan of plastic mascara applicators.

6. Joan Collins Lipgloss in Too Hot to Handle: First, how cool is the name. I finish my look by applying this lipgloss which one of my aunt got for me from London. To be honest I had never heard about it before but then I looked it up and it seems quite popular in the UK. Coming to the point, this has the perfect colour I need for this look. It's pigmented but not in your face kind. I would describe the colour as the perfect subtle colour. The consistency is great, it doesn't make your lips sticky or dry and stays on a good amount of time as well.

Here is the finished look:

Let me know what you thought of the look. 

Also, are you a minimal girl like me or you love to go all out.

Comment below to let me know your thoughts.

Until next time!
Sharmi Shah

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