Tuesday, 21 February 2017


"THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS HAVING TOO MANY LIPSTICKS"...and when it's MAC, I definitely don't regret buying it.

A few months back MAC introduces a new formula lipsticks, which claim to be extreme color intensity with right amount pigments.
The lipsticks are named as "LIPTENSITY". And it is not a matte lipstick neither a glossy one. Now that sounds confusing, right?

I was confused too and give it a pass when it was launched, but the day when I swatched these lipsticks in stores I just fell in love at first swatch (sounds too filmy..lol ). These Liptensity lipsticks are actually a perfect gel lipstick that neither too creamy nor too matte but a mixture of both with the right amount of pigmentation and intensity of color.

Price: - Rs.1850 for 3.6 g.

Availability in India: - (My first mac cosmetics product bought from Nykaa)Nykaa.com here 

A little info about the LIPTENSITY:-

A Lipstick with enhanced amounts of pigment for extreme color intensity.

Full Description:-

A brilliant formula that pushes the boundaries of color. Each Lipstick holds intense amounts of pigment, resulting in extreme color intensity, clarity, and vibrancy. This luxurious gelled base melts on contact, providing fully saturated color with a satin finish in one stroke.

Key claims and benefits:-

     Gel formula glides on smoothly
    Long-wearing, eight hours
    Comfortable formula 


Apply directly on lips.


The lipstick comes in a sleek beautiful color case packaging which is matching with the color of the lipstick in it. The sleek packaging is easy to carry in small pouch anywhere and the cap close with a click sound. The bullet of the lipstick is slightly slanting kind off which I found quite similar to all those Mac prolong wear range of lipsticks which is now discontinued. And yes these lipsticks too has the vanilla scent which is the signature fragrance of all Mac lipsticks.

My take:-

Among all the 24 shades of MAC LIPTENSITY, I picked up SMOKED ALMOND, the most selling lipstick from this range. It is described as a "Bright Rose Brown" shade. The lipstick will suit everyone, from fair to dusky skin tone beauties in its own way. On me, it looks like a quite neutral rosy brown shade which is a bit similar to Mac satin lipstick MOCHA, that enhances my skin tone.

The lipstick is gel formula and its glides super smoothly on lips. The formula of the lipsticks is a bit similar to Mineralize lipsticks but these are way better than those. The lipsticks don't bulge or feather from the outline of lips even after hours. It stays intact 8 hours with slight fading. It is not a transfer-proof lipstick so definitely, it does transfer a bit which is not as much, though. It fades a bit from the center of the lips after having a heavy meal but still, it can be worn like that for a few hours more without any touch-up.

Actually, the lipstick Smoked Almond is my perfect go-to neutral shade for my fair skin tone and that's why I don't feel touch up even after slight fading with hours or after the meal. But I don't think it will work with other shades too as they might need a touch up after a bit fading (well, it is my personal point of view).

Overall, MAC LIPTENSITY  LIPSTICK SMOKED ALMOND is a perfect gel lipstick for everyone.

Did you pick any one of them?

That's all for today, until next time...Love Sammy:*

Tuesday, 14 February 2017


Hey everyone,

After a long long time here I am up with a mini blog sale.


  • All the products are used unless and until mentioned as "New".
  • Booking on first come basis. Comment below to book or you can mail me to makeupandbeautty@gmail.com to book any item.
  • Payment should be done within 24-48 hours of booking by bank transfer/Paytm.
  • All products will be sanitized before dispatching.
  • Shipping rate will be Rs.100/- flat via DTDC for any cities (open to India).
  • Tracking number will be provided once dispatch. But anything lost in transit will not be my responsibilities (come on! everyone use to say that ...).
  • I will pack every item bubble wrapped and securely as much as I can but still anything broke in transit will be not my responsibility.

P.S.I will keep updating this page from time to time so make sure you check this page on regular basis :)

So, that's all I guess...Happy shopping.












After being a makeup hoarder or makeup obsessed person, I love to call myself a foodie on second. When it comes to tasting new things and treat your taste buds then I am the first person who will come forward. And so after being a beauty blogger, I turn myself as a food blogger too just to increase my area of interest in blogging...

And so when Paper boat sent me a small box that filled up with "CHIKKI", trust me I immediately open one without thinking that I had to keep it to click pictures of it. Thankfully they send me more than one and I am saved.

Price: - Rs.10/- each for 31g.

My Thoughts:-
Paper boat drinks are so famous nowadays that it don't need any introduction today. After the huge success of their flavored drink that bring back of our childhood memories they launched their second product which is nothing but "JUST LAUGHTER AND SUNSHINE"...PAPER BOAT CHIKKI.

These Chikki are gluten free, no preservative and no added colors and so you can share your childhood memories with your kids without worrying.

The smells of jaggery in this chikki will definitely bring back your childhood memories for sure.

That's all for today...

Until next time Love Sammy:*




Hey everyone,

Today "Makeup and Beauty" blog is going to review a book. So yes it is the first time where I am going to put my views regarding a book for the first time. I am not nervous neither I am scared to put my thoughts over this book that "simply potraits childhood which somewhere related to us". A book that simply reminds all those 80's and 90's kids of R K NARAYAN  "Malgudi days".

Few words about Half Pants, Full Pants by Anand Suspi by Paper boats:

The new year's here - and we're just about getting the hang of writing 2017 in our books. And speaking of books, what a fine time to introduce to you our newest adventure: our first ever title in the magical world of words... *drumroll* Half Pants, Full Pants by Anand Suspi!

Half Pants, Full Pants is Anand's debut collection of short stories about a little boy growing up in Shimoga, a (then!) small town in Karnataka. In it, you'll find a range of lovely tales - that celebrate little joys (like watching TV for the first time ever) to the most exquisite thrills (like driving a train!)

From playing a rare instrument, to asking Rajiv Gandhi intimate questions, to practicing dolphin dives, to hanging out of a running train in the middle of the night; to witnessing a world record, to being caught in a flood of sambar, to learning kung-fu with mosquitoes, to becoming the "inventor" of capris, to making magnets, to planning a borewell... Half Pants Full Pants is a collection of real-life stories of growing up in Shimoga. At once an ode to innocence and mischief, this is a collection of effortlessly-told memorable little tales guaranteed to set off a journey back in time. R. Balki, perhaps our generation's best filmmaker and storyteller, touts this treasure-trove of stories as: "After Malgudi Days, I could never imagine that somebody could create another childhood classic for adults to regain their innocence even for a few hours. Suspi's tales would have made R K Narayan smile. Oh! That beautiful Kannadiga gene!",

About the Book

: Anand Subbarao (known as Suspi to those who know him since 1993) has been an advertising writer for the past 20 years. He has spent a large part of his career in Lowe Lintas. He now lives in Gurgaon and runs his own (largely unknown) ad agency called and.

Price: - Rs.195/- (now in discounted price of Rs.135/-).
Availability: - Flipkart

My story:-

I was not in the city for few days so my letter box was flooded with all the letters and small boxes of products for my reviews. From the tons of letters, my son pulls out an envelope which is little heavy than others. In utmost curiosity, I immediately open the envelope to see what's inside. A green book with few words on top it that immediately took me back to my childhood...those words are "half pants, Full pants and Paper Boat".

 I could have reviewed the book and gives thumbs up seeing just the first page of it where it is written: "this is a book about childhood, best enjoyed after you've left it behind." Those few words just touch my soul and gave me an entire flashback of my childhood within few seconds. The book that starts making you feel nostalgic from its first page then definitely it has some capability to show your childhood once again in front of you through its words and so it don't need any more review but then I thought it will be little rude and bad if I don't elaborate my feeling regarding this book as people might think am trying to be little bias with the book that I got as PR sample.

My experience:-

 It just give me a flashback of my days when I use to sit down every day in front of our television to see R K NARAYAN MALGUDI DAYS...our journey of childhood from our black and white television to colorful one, those lazy afternoons where we friends play together in field...those small fights during play, those anger of losing any game, those running trains far away during sunset...everything was in front of me in a seconds through these book's pages.

With every story, I pass by in this book take me back again and again to my childhood days. Sometimes I am into teary eyes remembering all those bittersweet memories of my life. Sometimes I simply laugh on my stupid act of childhood. Today in my busy life when I almost forgot who I was actually and what I always wanted to be in my childhood, HALF PANTS, FULL PANTS bring back those pages of my life once again giving a slight push to those thoughts and those secret pinky promises that I did to mysel.

At the end of the review of the book ...I must say I am not carried away by the book and so I am not biased at all but definitely, I am effected nicely after reading the book. I must admit that author beautifully recreates all the childhood memories once again after R K NARAYAN.

I am really thankful to PAPER BOATS and the author of this book  Mr. ANAND SUSPI who took the effort of bringing back to that childhood that is missing in this generation.

I am definitely going to pass this book to my son who belongs to this generation of gadget freak who never saw RK NARAYAN  Malgudi days, who never run behind a running train...who don't know the fun of playing in the field with friends during rain so that he can create his childhood memories through my pages of childhood in "half pants, full pants"...

So, if my review touches your soul then definitely grab these book from Flipkart which is really affordable in price and gift yourself or your loved ones their childhood memories that they already have or they might create new like my son. 

Love Sammy :*



Monday, 13 February 2017

Review and Swatches of Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Eye Pencils


Gone are those days when we had to go to the store every time and check with the store MUA that what launched recently. Online shopping and social media make our online shopping and choices easier. So when Maybelline launch Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil on Nykaa.com I grab three shades out of nine shades.And yes I receive a free tote bag of Maybelline as I grabbed products worth Rs.999/- ( the offer is still going on in Nykaa.com)

Price: - Rs.499/- for the 1.1g product.
Availability: - Nykaa. com here

Maybelline is one of my favorite drugstore brands and recently they have launched loads of new products at an affordable price with which I have already done a video here.

 Quick Overview:(from Brand)

    From a basic cat-eye look to a more dramatic winged liner, achieve it all with the intensely pigmented Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Pencil by Eye Studio! This waterproof eyeliner has a long-lasting gel formula that helps achieve bold and intense pigmentation that lasts all day without any creasing. This smudge-resistant gel eyeliner glides on smoothly for intense definition and color that stays put all day.

  •         Waterproof gel eyeliner that delivers long-lasting color.
  •         Delivers intense pigmentation.
  •         Up to 16-hour wear.
  •         Water-proof and Smudge-resistant.
  •         Ophthalmologist tested.
  •         Dermatologist tested.
  •         Allergy tested.
  •         Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

    Additional Information: A world renowned cosmetics brand, Maybelline New York is known for its scientifically-advanced makeup formulas, revolutionary textures and up-to-the-minute, trendsetting beautiful makeup products that are affordable and make you look effortless and stunning. With Maybelline, it’s all about empowering women to make a statement and explore new looks each day!

   How to use product

  •         Glide the gel liner along the lash line from the inner to outer corner of the eye.
  •         Eyeliner is easily removed with Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.

My Experience:-

Among all the nine shades of Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil, I grabbed 605 LUSTROUS SAPPHIRE, a beautiful blue color eye pencil,607 POLISHED AMETHYST, a nice plum color eye pencil and 611 SOFT N*DE, a beautiful n*de color eye pencil.

The eye pencils are a wooden pencil that needs time to time sharpening to get that edgy tip which means there is some wastage of product during sharpening. The pencils are super creamy in texture and super pigmented. They turn matte after few seconds of application. The pencils work equally good as eyeliner and kajal.Although these are colored eye pencils but they are just perfect for waterline too. They don't irritate my waterline. The eye pencils claim 16hr long wear and waterproof but it stays pretty 7-8 hours on my waterline as well as over upper and lower lashline too. 

These are smudge proof eye pencils so one had to be really quick to create a smudged eye look before it turns out dry. Due to waterproof and smudge proof quality of these eye pencils, they can be easily removed by only oil makeup remover. 

Among all the three shades I was little more excited with the "SOFT N*DE" shade as there is hardly any drugstore brand that has N*de shade pencils in it. And this n*de pencil will suit most Indian skin tones. It actually makes the eyes look bigger. While the other two shades "Lustrous Sapphire and Polished Amethyst" are colorful eye pencils that are perfect to add a tint of color to eyes. Although these two shades are dupable shades but again these pencils are cheap in price to compare to other few drugstore brands and as I don't have this kind of shades in my stash I am really happy that I finally grabbed these. I am going to use all in my upcoming video, until then here are the hand swatches of all three of them below.

Overall Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencils are quite affordable in price and good in quality.

Did you grab any pencil from this range? 

That's all for today.
Love Sammy :*