Corallista and Glossybox Giveaway! (ends 15th Feb)


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Its raining luxury boxes in India and the original UK based GlossyBox is now in India ! The first issue comes out in March and here’s your chance to win the March Glossybox ! Read more about Glossybox HERE .


Corallista and Glossybox Giveaway! (ends 15th Feb)

Corallista and Glossybox Giveaway! (ends 15th Feb)




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  1. Divya
    January 31, 2012 / 7:32 pm

    I have been using makeup products for performances ever since I was a teen and those were usually gifts from cousins abroad. But my first online beauty purchases were from avon – The compact is good but the lippy just didnt suit me

  2. Sumaiya Naseem
    January 31, 2012 / 7:36 pm

    My first beauty purchase experience was super exciting! I was 14 and my birthday was coming up, and I wasn’t allowed to do makeup because of my young age…But for my birthday my Dad gave me enough money for a good lipgloss from MAC ! Thanks to the good advice of the people at the store, I got a really cool pink lipgloss! It was amazing!

  3. Nids Gautam
    January 31, 2012 / 7:37 pm

    My first makeup product was the Lakme liquid eye liner coz I luved to line my eyes and even wear a bindi right from college days using this liner s it was a Hit for me

  4. Rajni
    January 31, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    Hey a bit off topic but need your expertise my best friend is getting married soon and needed some guidance about the makeup looks i should go for i am wearing a blue/dark blue sari with silver thread work for one function and a red and green combination sari for another …let me know if i should send the pics !

  5. Swati_kung
    January 31, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    My first beauty purchase was from revlon when I was 16 for my bday party!! It was such a bad experience as I got so opposite colors of nail paint and lipstick!! they dint go well along and I ended up being scolded from mom for unnecessary expense!!!:(

  6. January 31, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    My first beauty purchase was blue heaven kohl…I even did not know how to apply that. Just went to local shop and purchased that. The experience was mindblowing and learnt applying that so quickly. Till now not a single day without kajal and I think that was the best buy at that time. I was 15 at that time πŸ™‚

  7. Sweta Biswal
    January 31, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    My first purchase was a pink lipstick from Elle18. I had just started working and was looking for a lipstick for everyday wear. One of my roomies suggested this lovely shade ‘Pomegranate Pie’ and i loved it.
    Thought its past the expiry date, m still holding on to it πŸ™‚ !!!!

  8. Honey Shrivastava
    January 31, 2012 / 8:08 pm

    hii,,, hope to win this time πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    ahh my first beauty purchase is from Lakme … the kohl … it came as a big fat grey pencil…. n i was very happy that my mom let me purchase this as we have so many kajals (dibbi ss) at home… i put it on religiously at every evening when i go to coaching and most of the time come back with racoon eyes……!!!

  9. Asmita Singla
    January 31, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    My first beauty purchase was Avon glimmerstick blackest black eye liner and since then I’ve never changed my eye kohl pencil.. i just love it in all colors, i bought it through my area’s avon representative. The awesome purchase till now for me is revelon color blast lipstick in rosy nude, i bought it in such a hurry and i never thought that would be my all time favorite lipstick, i can wear it everyday and it goes with everything. I never had a disastrous purchase as i read a lot of reviews about the products before buying them but i do not like my avon fresh radiance gel foundation, someone told me it works like a tinted moisturizer but its nothing like that and makes my face look really creepy. I never used it since i bought it.

  10. Preranakedia
    January 31, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    My 1st beauty purchase was a Lip gloss,i don remember d brand, the experiance was awsm:):)

  11. Anamika
    January 31, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    hello.. Ankita !!!
    My first purchase was lakme’s compact powder. i was just 15 that time… as soon as i started wearing it my friends keep on asking what you did to your face ,,, and keep on replying “nothing”. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  12. Rowena Lewis
    January 31, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    My first make-up purchase was the Lakme liquid black eyeliner when I was around 15 years. I had purchased it from a beauty shop. I was always fascinated with ‘the eyeliner’ & thanks to that purchase, I can get a flick or winged eyeliner quite easily :). Till this date, I keep a spare of this in my handbag as I just love the product. If I need to do my eyeliner quick, this is the one I go for all the time….an awesome product it is!!

  13. Rowena Lewis
    January 31, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    My first make-up purchase was the Lakme liquid black eyeliner when I was around 15 years. I had purchased it from a beauty shop. I was always fascinated with ‘the eyeliner’ & thanks to that purchase, I can get a flick or winged eyeliner quite easily :). Till this date, I keep a spare of this in my handbag as I just love the product. If I need to do my eyeliner quick, this is the one I go for all the time….an awesome product it is!!

  14. Anandhi
    January 31, 2012 / 9:09 pm

    When I joined college I had my first makeup purchase.. It was Lakme Liquid Liner in Black.. I bought it from a local grocery store.. Undoubtedly an awesome product.. All my friends complimented me for the subtle thin lined eyes then.. Till date I keep repurchasing it:-)

  15. ind gal
    January 31, 2012 / 9:36 pm

    My first beauty purchase was a mascara, but I dont know the brand. But I quite liked it since I din know what to expect from a mascara at the point. I used to wear it whenever I go out and was not able to be without it from them. Till now mascara is a must for me and cant live without it πŸ™‚

  16. Padmapriya
    January 31, 2012 / 9:52 pm

    Hi, My first beauty purchase was a Revlon matte lipstick, it was an impulse buy and it turned out to be quite drying for my lips. Now I am careful about choosing my lipsticks πŸ™‚

  17. Falguni Trivedi
    January 31, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    My first beauty purchase was a Lipstick when I was 7 years old,I was a big fan of Neelam in my childhood,always wanted to look like her.I purchased the Lipstick with my mom & would apply it myself,would make gloss & eye shadow from it.This experience or a childhood memory I can never forget πŸ™‚

  18. ira
    January 31, 2012 / 10:27 pm

    “PINK lip gloss from Lakme was my first n ever friendly product, i was 17 but tell u frankly it took me a whole month to manage and to buy it as so called “makeup products”parents not allow that time! but yes i love to have lip gloss always in my bag !!! as lips n eyes speaks a lot !!!

  19. Visakhi Krishnana
    February 1, 2012 / 12:41 am

    My first beaut yproduct was a lakme kajal which was around 35 or 40, and at that time i liked it a lot. But i wont use it now :). i have better kajals with me nw..

  20. Lancy Cv
    February 1, 2012 / 2:43 am

    My First ever beauty product purchase was “Amway Attitute Lipsticks” which I got for my 14th birthday. As It was my first cosmetic product, I was very crazy about those lipsticks in that age. I was a very wonderful and unforgettable incident in my makeup journey πŸ™‚

  21. Anonymous
    February 1, 2012 / 2:52 am

    My first purchase was a Kohl..I guess it was the Shahnaz Hussain Kajal..I liked it..untill it went blunt and gave thick lines..discarded it I do not prefer those thick bouts of kajal..

  22. Shruthi Venkatesh
    February 1, 2012 / 10:24 am

    My first makeup product was a revlon lipstick. I really loved that color. Forgot the shade name and other details. That was a complete hit with me as i also got a matching lip liner. Liked revlon ever since.
    Could you tell me where i have to enter my details in the link.

  23. Smita
    February 1, 2012 / 10:39 am

    First beauty purchase was at 15 , a Ellie 18 lipstick. It was for a school drama. But I loved it so much that I wore that for a few days to school untill my Class teacher found out :). I was so pleased with it that I kept it as a soviner for myself untill engg. Sweet memories πŸ™‚

    Participating in a giveaway was never this easy, love this new widget you have used ‘Rafflecopter ‘

  24. Jyotsna
    February 1, 2012 / 11:02 am

    My first ever beauty purchase was a Kohl and a foundation. Kohl is what i loved like crazy and foundation!! i hated it.. totally looked ghostly on me….!! πŸ˜€

  25. Jyotsna Phanisri
    February 1, 2012 / 11:06 am

    My first ever beauty purchase was a kohl and a foundation. kohl i loved it like crazy and foundation!! i hated it. It looked ghostly on me..!! πŸ˜€

  26. Richa
    February 1, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    My 1st beauty purchase was Elle 18 lipgloss at the age of 16. The puechase was awesome, though the lipgloss wasnt long lasting on me. A dash of Kajal in the eyes and the lipgloss and I was good to go.

  27. Sunandha V
    February 1, 2012 / 2:58 pm

    I bought my first eyeliner and mascara when I was a teen. I really don’t remember the brand. I bought it in a beauty store nearby. I caught on to it ever since and I really cant live without my eyeliner and mascara.

  28. Shruthi Venkatesh
    February 1, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    My first makeup product was revlon lipstick and matching lipliner. I lost the lippy but still have the liner with me. I totally loved the color! Too bad i did not note the color name πŸ™ Since then i ve become a lippy lover πŸ™‚

  29. Rujuta Trehan
    February 1, 2012 / 4:44 pm

    I got my first makeup products during my marriage time … I hardly used any product before marriage and if atall i used then it was my mom’s lippy and kajal/khol … I did most of my shopping with my friend from Lifestyle, Bangalore … I have taken Revlon lipstick’s like mocha,rum, Aubergine and may more … and also lipliners ..matching one .. As i was not so makeup addict, So was clueless about what to get … I also got some Avon nail paints and lippys (again) … I use to just use lactocalamine so that was my base and makeup πŸ™‚ I loved all my revlon lippys apart from Rum which was far more darker in color but mix and match use to make it okay .. i might have picked Avon simply pretty lippys but it was just looking okay on my face so was more inclined towards Revlon… now i have list of all makeup things and that too from different brands … but still i have love for lippys and you can find in plenty in my kit πŸ˜‰

  30. Jyoti mehta
    February 1, 2012 / 5:02 pm

    I purchased my first makeup box from a shop in diu. It was awesum i dont remember the companies name but the quality was gud.

  31. Bhushavali Mitr Priyamanathoz
    February 1, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    You mean, the first EVER!!! That was when I was a kid. I my 2nd grade for the school annual day function. It was small time local brand called Blue Heaven, which is still surviving. For a 2nd grade kid, for a stage show, that makeup was more than enuf!!! Lolz.. πŸ˜€
    But then, proper real makeup was my regular Lakme loot that begun in college days and has not stopped yet!!!

  32. Devividya Gopakumar
    February 1, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    My tryst with the world of makeup started slowly as I was a tomboy till my teens-a result of being an only girl in the family and growing up with lots of male cousins.My first ever makeup purchase was when I was in +2 school and was having troubles with oily-tanned skin. The only product I used to use then was Fair and Lovely cream and I used to feel quite odd one out in my exquisitely-turned-out-not-a-hair-out-of-place group. Then my friend [who was the school beauty] took me for shopping and asked me to try Lakme’s foundation from a local store. As I grew up in the belief [thanks to my cousins] that makeup was only for film stars, I was hesitant but still went ahead with it. I still remember the joy i felt when the next day i applied it and found a brighter face staring at me from the mirror. That was a turning point and slowly I started giving more attention to “girl stuff” πŸ™‚ I still remember for the final school day, the excitement I felt when i tried out my first lipstick. Since then, it has been a non stop journey and now I can proudly say that i dont even remember half the things I have in my stash πŸ™‚

  33. February 1, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    Wow!!it reminds me of my childhood fancies…:)..i was in class 3 and had to perform on the Independance Day in school,i made my mom buy a lakme eyeliner,eyshadow quad and blusher..for me!!oh god..i was so confused when it came to choose the eyeshadow shades,mom was trying to convince me that a golden shade would go well with the costume i would be wearing while i stuck to a barbie pink glitterry eyeshadow..%).finally got the golden one :),i remember all that effort i had put to wear the eyeliner by myself on that evening after returning home…hahaha. i still have the lakme blusher and the eyeshadow applicator with me..dirty and half broken..:).though i dont use them obviously but aive hi drawer me rehta hai!!:)

  34. February 1, 2012 / 11:21 pm

    What was your first makeup purchase? I had got myself a streetwear lippie as I could afford only that during my junior college days. πŸ˜›
    Where did you buy it from ? It was from beauty centre.
    Was it an awesome purchase or a disaster? It was a total disaster. On my hand the swatch looked beautiful but on lips arghhhhhh!! I looked like a ghost…lol.

  35. Kejal Shah
    February 2, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    I remember buying my first makeup in college. It was a bunch of compact, blush, e/s, lip sticks and a lip gloss.
    Got it from Alfa, Mumbai. I had a few guests over from london who used get dressed daily and apply makeup fabulously. One day I asked an aunt if she cud teach me and she said certainly. She took me out to buy a few basic necessities and since then I am hooked πŸ˜€
    She made me buy basic l’oreal and revlon stuff and I am happy with all that I bought then.

  36. Aetiquette
    February 3, 2012 / 2:13 pm

    Omg!!! That was ages ago. am pretty sure I started out with eyeliner and gloss. It was some departmental store in Ludhiana. Glosses were the latest thing those days. I remember you had to keep reapplying them to keep my lips shiny. Got over it pretty soon. Tried lipsticks after that, got one from avon rep. Total disaster, never liked lipsticks since. Long stay or not been into glosses ever since.

  37. Shkha_id
    February 3, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    i purchased my first beauty product when i was in school it was a lakme eyeliner , black in color n my experience was grt as ever

  38. Shikha_id
    February 3, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    y its not showing wat i comment

  39. February 4, 2012 / 10:34 am

    my first beauty purchase waz arround 15 yrs bac…..that waz a maroon shade of lipstick from lakme…that tym i ws only aware of one cosmetic brand that ws lakme….so no options….

  40. Rekha Sriramagiri
    February 4, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    well my first beauty purchase with my own hard earned money was a lip gloss πŸ™‚ yeah it was a Lakme lipgloss and the funniest part is I actually don’t like Lip glosses and still wondering why I went for lipgloss as my first purchase πŸ˜›

  41. Bhanushanti
    February 5, 2012 / 11:41 am

    my first beauty purchase is mac studio finish concealer, and it is awesome…….very happy with it.

  42. Poo
    February 5, 2012 / 2:39 pm

    My first beauty purchase was the Hasmi kajal..I bought it from a local cosmetics shop . I dont think it was disaster.. it was good …I liked it.. and still use it kabhi kabhi… I got it bcz it was quite inexpensive and hence i was not worried even if it failed on me…:P:P

  43. thePURPLEspirit
    February 6, 2012 / 9:32 pm

    My first makeup product purchase like many others was a Kajal- the lotus herbals Kajal..and I still love it and use it.. Obviously not the same one I bought long back.. Hehe

  44. Janani Parthasarathy
    February 6, 2012 / 9:47 pm

    My first makeup purchase was the blusher from Lakme. I remember this to be four years before, for my culturals at college. I hardly used makeup on my face. That was the time when I started watching Hindi serials gazing at the beautiful housewives. I didn’t know what they were wearing on their cheeks. Inspired by them, I stormed through the Health&Glow showroom and asked the lady to show me some rose powders for the cheeks. She was giggling with the way I was looking at the blushes(rose powder for me). I asked for a trial session. Stupid me, without knowing the application, I applied two times heavily and I looked like a clown. Only the cherry was missing on my nose! That was a very hilarious moment which I think now and then and burst out into laughter. That too, I made a scene inside the store itself. That was the biggest highlight πŸ™‚

  45. sukanya banerjee
    February 7, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    my first makeup purchase was in a fresher in myself an eyeliner pen,a kohl from Revlon n a lakme mascara.. the pen dries up soon but the kohl was good and lasted a long time.the mascara was rarely used

  46. aditibhalotra
    February 9, 2012 / 4:08 pm

    First make-up purchase was the old Lakme kajal pencil when I was thirteen. The really thick one. I barely used any make up back then but I really wanted kajal. And it was great, I’d been using the same thing up until a year ago. Beautiful colour and really intense.

    I’ve done three outta four, don’t have a Twitter account; the Name is Aditi Bhalotra for all!


  47. Meera Viswanathan
    February 10, 2012 / 1:33 pm

    My first beauty purchase was a bright red Lakme lipstick for a school play when I was 12 and the Lakme kajal pencil. I loved both and they were awesome products. But mom forbade me from using the lipstick daily then πŸ™ But I used the kajal daily.

    That reminds me – I do not have any Lakme lipstick in my stash right now. Got to go get one πŸ™‚

  48. February 12, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    my first beauty purchase was a maybelline watershine lipgloss! i brought it from a market nearby!i just loved this lipgloss n i still use it coz it is one of my fav still!;)

  49. Vj Neglur
    February 12, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    my first ever product was a eyeshadow kit from a local brand called ads i was so damn elated for it was my first “pro” kit ever !!!!!

  50. Anonymous
    February 13, 2012 / 10:31 pm

    my first was garnier face wash. and, it suited my skin fabulously!!!

  51. shruti
    April 10, 2014 / 8:50 pm

    i just love your blogs nd video tuts….. thnx for posting…. πŸ™‚

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