Product Review: Lakme Absolut Face Stylist Blush Duos (Pink Blush)

Hello dear readers! ❤

Today I am back with a product review, and it’s from Lakme again 😉

I wanted to try this product since long, so I thought I should review it for you guys too! It is the Lakme Absolut Face Stylist Blush Duos in the Pink Blush shade.

I ordered it from Jabong where it is priced at INR 600/- against the market price of INR 750/- !!

You can order it here 😀

The packaging is nothing fancy, and looks quite compact as seen below. It comes with a small applicator brush which can be travel-friendly only if you carry the whole box 😐

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The brush has really fine hair and is smooth to the touch. But quite honestly, I found it too tiny to be held correctly 😦IMG_20151128_130934906

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Here comes the blush compact:

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Aren’t the colours simply beautiful? 🙂

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So here goes the swatch:

Please note that I prepped my hand before applying the blush, so that the color pops. But I realised that the blush is quite pale and requires a number of strokes for the colour to build up.

Also, the texture of the blush product seems silky, almost like talc. But upon application, it feels chalky 😦

First swatch taken inside the house:

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Second swatch taken in natural light:

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Here’s how it looked on me!

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I know what you’re thinking – where’s the blush?! 😛

But yes, I am wearing it in this picture. It doesn’t play up well despite a number of applications. And I was afraid to add more strokes as I was beginning to look like a flamingo off-camera 😛

My Verdict:

This isn’t a great purchase. I might use it times of need, but I’d advise you to check out some other options too. Also, it wasn’t very visible on my complexion but it might suit fair ladies 🙂

Until next time,

Shruti xx

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Mirrors and Dreams Among Top 50 Beauty Blogs!

Hey lovelies,

Tonight, I’m really excited to share an amazing news with you. Mirrors and Dreams just got featured among the ‘Top 50 Beauty Blogs of India’ on Rebateszone! 😀

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HOW COOL IS THIS?

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I’m so happy that my efforts have been recognised. I know I have a long way to go but this acknowledgement is a great boost! And this would not have been possible without the support of you lovely readers ❤

I don’t know you all personally but I still love every one of you! So, thank you 🙂

My Twitter has not been mentioned here, but you can follow me at @mirrorsndreams! And my Facebook too<3

Until next time,

Shruti xx

Premium Laundry Services Are Here!

Hello, my dear readers!

How many of you are fussy about your laundry like me? 😛

I always prefer washing my clothes by hand, with a gentle liquid detergent. I don’t even trust washing machines to do the job well! But with a hectic job, it’s tough to always find time for the chore; my clothes end up piling up 😦

Recently, I learnt about a new laundry service called Mink.

I received the offer to get any three items laundered by Mink in exchange for an honest review. I am excited to share my experience with you guys 😀

So, I sent across an AND dress, a prized sari (raw silk with zari work) of mine and a precious rug which had gotten stained. I forgot to take pictures of the dress and sari before I sent it to the Mink team but I remembered to click the carpet 😛
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Look at that patch on top, off-centre. I wanted this cleaned so I could store it properly, but I couldn’t figure out where or when to get it cleaned. Mink’s timing couldn’t have been better! 😀

So, the process began. The pickup was quite smooth and efficient. An executive from Mink collected my items and gave me a receipt.IMG_20151016_212057943

After 3 days – which I felt was a long wait – I received a call informing me that my stuff was ready to be delivered. The coordination was very efficient! I got held up at work and the Mink executive was gracious enough to delay his visit for my convenience 🙂

I was pleasantly surprised when I received my laundered stuff neatly folded and presented in Mink’s branded packaging ❤

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IMG_20151010_155900697Inside the spacious bag, my item were separately packed with much care and thought. My rug had been wrapped carefully, too 🙂

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I was amazed to see my clothes in top condition 🙂IMG_20151010_155714902IMG_20151010_155310156
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I’ll just sum up by saying that these premium laundry services seem like a boon. There are many other like me, who are very particular about their clothes but are not able to give it time. With Mink’s efficient pickup-and-drop facility and smooth communication, we can goodbye to our laundry hassles! 😎

You can check out the prices and more details on their website.

For all my lovely readers, here’s an amazing offer! You get INR 200 off on a minimum order of INR 500, valid till 15th November. Use promo code BLOG1400

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Style Stats from StyleBuys

Hello ladies ❤

Today, I have a few questions for you.

How many of you know that the favourite colour for saris is pink? Or that the most common shoe size is size 39?? 😮

There are many such crazy fashion and style stats that I discovered recently! Have I made you curious? 😉

So here goes, this exhaustive infographic – the one stop for all your fashion answers and style curiosities in numbers, thanks to StyleBuys!

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Hope you enjoyed this fun infographic. I would have never guessed most of these things! Loved it!

I would love to know the statistic that boggled your mind the most! 😀

Until next time,

Shruti xx

The Whole Nine Yards

Hello readers ❤

A very Happy Independence Day to everyone!

Today I’m back with a post about the traditional Indian ethnic wear – the saree! In my post about my first bloggers’ meet, I told you guys about the meet organised by Triveni ethnic wear.

So after a fiasco with the planned brocade blouse and my internet connection issues, today I’m finally able to share my look, wearing one of their creations! 🙂

To make up for the blouse, I wore a plain black tee and fashioned it into a crop top by knotting it below my bust on the left 😀

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I kept the makeup simple but striking, playing withe the sari’s colour scheme of red and gold. I kept the accessories minimal, and went without earrings 🙂

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You can see the knot in the next pic..

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And here:

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So here’s the quick low-down from my day with Triveni:

  1. Triveni is based in Surat. You can visit them at 1018-1025, First Floor, Anupam Textile Market,Ring Road, Surat to look at their full EXTENSIVE collection!
  2. And those who cannot make it to Surat, you should check out theTriveni website! It has a huge range of ethnic wear from sarees and suits to lehengas and kurti!
  3. They have something for the men and kids as well! 😉
  4. They take custom orders. Anything from a pre-pleated saree to a celebrity outfit request, they can do it all!
  5. They are constantly innovating. They showed us fabrics and blends which I had never seen before! Can you imagine shiny crepe?? I saw a beautiful patch of grey crepe, with a golden tone on one side
  6. They are very affordable! I checked out their wedding catalogue, expecting the lehengas to cost 70-80k INR easily cuz they are THAT beautiful. But brace yourselves – the semi-stitched lehengas cost a jaw-dropping 8-10k INR only!

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You’ll see that this look can go from elegant to boho in just a flick of the hair 😉

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So these were all the pics from the shoot! And here’s my personal favourite ❤

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Ps. I’m wearing product number 86001 🙂