Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Haul From The Body Shop

The Body Shop is a much loved brand by all. It has an amazing range of products that have a lot of natural ingredients.  The Body Shop products are also 100 % cruelty free and i definitely prefer using brands that do not test on animals. So, i had read so many rave reviews about the body shop products especially the body butters. I has asked for suggestions on Facebook once for recommendations on good shampoos for flaky scalp/ dandruff issues, i was suggested the TBS Ginger Shampoo....

My aunt was coming down from Canada and they had some awesome offers for TBS products. I ordered a few things to try out since i wasn't sure if i would fall in love with every single product. I asked my aunt to get me the ginger shampoo and body butters! My aunt got me a color crush lipstick as well... The body butters are just amazing! I love the fragrance and i'm sure all those with dry skin will love it. I have just started using the shampoo so i can't say yet whether it works for me. I can definitely say that it cleanses the scalp very nicely though i don't like the smell of ginger too much! Par kya kare... Kuch paane ke liye kuch khona padta hai... hehe

Enjoy the pictures of my haul from The Body Shop! In case you want me to review anything first do let me know!

Don't forget to participate in the ongoing giveaway HERE.


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Maybelline ColorShow Glitter Mania All That Glitters : Review & NOTD

Hi Everyone,

As usual i keep going MIA for a while..I've been meaning to post this review since  a long time. A couple of months back Maybelline launched the Glitter Mania nail paints in India. I resisted picking them up for quite some time... The moment i tried these nail paints i was smitten by this range. Today i am going to review that shade All That Glitters.

About Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania:

Let your nails dazzle and shine with MNY Color Show Glitter Mania nail color range.
Priding itself as India's first-ever textured nail paint, the Color Show Glitter Mania range is every nail-art lover's dream! When applied, these sparkling nail colors deliver a 3D shimmering effect, adding oodles of style to your tips. They also have a unique sand-textured effect that looks and feels great on your nails. With 8 glittering nail color shades to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect shade for every mood.

Here's why you'll love it: 
• Features the Color Dry Technology for a stylish, sand-textured effect
• When applied on nails, it delivers a 3D shimmering effect
• Perfect for experimental, trendy nail art
• Easy to apply and dries quickly
• Comes in 8 trendy, glittering shades

Price & Quantity:

Rs.125 for 8 ml

My Experience:

Maybelline Color Show 
Glitter polishes comes in a sleek cylindrical clear bottle with a black screw on cap. The shade name is mentioned on the cap. It comes with a very good quality brush.  I'm loving the look of the Glitter Mania Nail Paints. The texture of the nail color is neither runny nor too thick. It applies very evenly and smoothly onto the nails. It dries pretty fast and You need just two coats to get an opaque finish.

The shade All That Glitters is a lovely yellow gold shade with silver hexes and micro shimmer. These nail polishes give a slightly sand like texture to the nails. It's a beautiful shade and will never look OTT. It adds a glamour quotient to your look. A must have shade from this range. This is perfect for the upcoming Shaadi Season. I can definitely see myself using this shade a lot in the upcoming months.

This stays on my nails for a good 5 days without any sort of chipping. Only con of this nail polish is that removing it would be a task. This applies to all glitter polishes. But now that issue is solved for me... I've got any amazing Nail Polish remover from Colorbar with which i can remove this glitter polish within seconds... shall review that soon


  1. Simple and compact packaging
  2. Good quality brush
  3. Dries very fast
  4. Gives a sand like texture to the nails
  5. Beautiful yellowgold shade with shimmer and glitter particles
  6. Stays on for 5 days without chipping
  7. Adds a glamour quotient to your looks

  1. Difficult to take off 

Final Views: 

Maybelline is one of my favourite brands and I'm highly impressed by this range as well... If you haven't tried these out as yet please go and buy one shade... its impossible to get textured/ glitter nail polishes at this price. Plus, All That Glitters is such a pretty shade.... Perfect for the wedding season!  

Hope you liked this review. If you want to review any specific glitter mania shade first,do let me know in the comments below! I love reading and replying to all your comments.

Don't forget to participate in the ongoing giveaway HERE.


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Giveaway - Beauty & The Briefcase Turns 1

Hi Everyone,

Beauty & The Briefcase turns 1 on April 10th. I didn't even realize when so much time flew by. It has been a great journey in the blogging world thanks to my lovely readers and some amazing bloggers who have become my friends now :)

To celebrate this occasion i am going to host... not one but two giveaways! The first giveaway is from the lovely skincare brand which has become a must have brand in my skincare routine.

About the brand Plum:

Plum is India's first online-only beauty solution brand focused on restoring & maintaining your skin as nature made it to be. Always free of parabens, phthalates, SLS and other harmful chemicals.You can check out their Website and Facebook Page for more details. 

I have enjoyed using the amazing products from Plum. Do check out my reviews if u haven't read them yet Plum Choco Latte Cleanser & Plum Green Tea Face Mask.

There will two winners in this Giveaway! The first winner will receive Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Light Stay Day Cream and the second winner will receive Choco Latte smudge Free Hand Cream.

The Rules of this giveaway are very easy-peasy!

Mandatory Entries:
1. Like Beauty & The Briefcase on Facebook HERE.
2. Like Plum on Facebook HERE.
3. Follow Beauty & The Briefcase on Twitter HERE.
4. Follow Plum on Twitter HERE.
5. Share the giveaway on Facebook tagging both Beauty & The Briefcase and Plum. Don't forget to use the #BNBTurns1.
6. Share the giveaway on Twitter tagging both Beauty & The Briefcase and Plum. Don't forget to use the #BNBTurns1.
7. Follow Beauty & The Briefcase on GFC.
8. Subscribe to email updates.

Optional Entries;
1. Follow Beauty & The Briefcase on Bloglovin HERE.
2. Follow Beauty & The Briefcase on Google+ HERE.
3. Follow Plum on Google+ HERE.
4. Follow Beauty & The Briefcase on Instagram HERE.
5. Repost the picture of Plum products on my instagram handle.

There is no restriction on the number of times you share on your various social media about the giveaway. But don't forget to use the hash tag #BNBTurns1, entries would not not be considered without the same.

Do comment below to let me know you have entered the giveaway and which steps have you followed!

This Giveaway is open to Indian Residents. The giveaway will get over on 15th April and winners will be announced within a week.