Shopping at the Mothership a.k.a Sephora

Sephora Spain haul Nars Formula X and Makeup Forever review swatches Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer Nars Jungle Red Nars Cordura duo eye shadow Nars smudge proof eye shadow primer Formula X nail color Monumental Makeup forever lipstick Sephora haul

Here is the last of my Spain hauls and the most special one! Its from Sephora! I wasn’t sure if it qualifies as a Sephora haul, becuase most of the purchase was from the Nars Counter. Nevertheless its from Sephora, the Mothership of all makeup and I am pretty excited to finally share it with you!

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Makeup Rotation Round 1

Current makeup staples Chanel poudre signee highlighter limited edition MAC eye shadow Quad Soba All that glitters Ricepaper Espresso Kevin Aucoin the volume mascara MAC Coffee eye pencil Dior Rouge dior nude ingenue Chanel gloss in mystery Jouer luminizing moisture tint MAC pro long wear concealer Clarins bronzing compact limited edition

Considering the amount of makeup I have hoarded, its very difficult to use everything simultaneously. Starting from this week, I have decided to clear out all my stash, pick a few things and use only those for a month and then change. I have de-cluttered my acrylic makeup box (almost a desk!) and it has all my current skin care and makeup bits. I am sharing the makeup with you today.

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Raiding A KIKO Store

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KIKO has been popping up on my radar quite frequently this past year. I first spotted it in Rome and may be because it was a weekend, the store was packed with people and I avoided stepping in. If that was any indication of its popularity, KIKO has been everywhere, on blogs on videos! As expected, one of the brands I was determined to explore on my next trip to Europe was this. Here is what happened at the KIKO store in Madrid, one fine afternoon!

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The Hunt For The Perfect Bikini

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With a “well endowed” body, finding the perfect bikini which covers and exposes appropriately, without making things look nightmarish, is a tough job! I have been through crazy times, trying five pairs of bikini and bathing suit sets at a time and getting completely exhausted with the fastening and unfastening exercise. I was almost dreading my time at the beach in Barcelona. It didn’t help when I found out that in my country only women sub 6 size makeup up the bikini market. I was dejected!

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Shopping at Duty Free

Shopping at Duty free Frankfurt airport Dior Lip glow Dior Addict liquid lipstick Clinique cheek pop blush pop ginger Clarins Bronzer bronzing compact limited edition travel exclusive makeup Loccitane shower gel

If you have been following my blog, its no news to you that I was recently in Spain for vacation. I have already posted a few pictures from the trip to Barcelona here, and more will follow in future posts. A lot of you have been curious about what I shopped so I thought it was time I shared with you the first lot of beauty purchases, yes, the first of many! Its not much given my beauty blogger status and whatever follows that reputation, nevertheless!

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Spain Travels Parte Uno | Barcelona

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I am back! After a splendid holiday in Spain spread over ten days, this space is back in action. Lets start with a little rewind of all that was seen and experienced and purchased! I had been putting pictures up on my Instagram, but this beautiful country needs more than that! Since we visited quite a few places, I wanted to split it into multiple posts so that we can give everything its due attention! So here goes..

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Hõla from Spain! | A Vacation Face

Spain travel makeup Dior BB creme YSL glossy stain 12 Chanel blush creme destiny Tarte Exposed blush Seville barcelona

Hello everybody! I hope you are all well and having a great time wherever you are! I am doing pretty well and this is a shout out from Spain, Seville to be exact! I didn’t get much time to write posts this past week, but I decided to do this quick post to show you all whatever little makeup I have been wearing while on holiday.

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Things I’ve Used Up | Mid Year Update

Fresh Soy face cleanser Clinique DDML dramatically different moisturiser gel Dior Lip glow Caudalie beauty elixir Bioderma Sensibio Crealine Clarins exfoliator cleanser Clarins instant makeup remover Clinique all about eyes MAC Careblend pressed powder MAC eye pencil brown border Loccitane hand cream rose

June is over! I have no idea where this year is disappearing? Last time I checked, I had just gotten married and we were on a walkabout in Paris! Besides the point! Clearly, I am very slow at finishing up products.. as its nearly the middle mark for this year and I only have a few things to be proud of finishing up! Most of the stuff I have been using for more than 6 months, about time I shared my thoughts!

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What I’ll Wear In Spain

Zara Mango Aldo clothes beach holiday packing

By the time this post is up, I’d be in Spain already! Sorry I didnt post this earlier, only because I was pretty undecided on what to bring along! I wanted to get things which were light, didnt take too much space and could be used more than once. So here is what made the cut!

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Bracing for a Long Haul | Things in My Handbag

The body shop face wipes EOS lip balm tangle teezer loccitane hand cream YSL touch eclat bioderma sensibio zara roler ball perfume oriental ysl sheer candy pomegranate bobbi brown pot rouge pale pink

In another 6 hours we will be on our way to Barcelona! I have a habit to be over-prepared and cautious while traveling. An over packer and fussy traveller, yes thats me! Another beauty blogger cliché is to have a pre-holiday roundup up of whats in the handbag, what makeup what clothes etc, so here I am jumping on the bandwagon, head on!

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