There has been so much controversy on the internet about this palette and I was really unsure whether or not I actually wanted to buy it, but, knowing me, I was a sucker for the how beautiful the shadows looked and honestly, I do not regret buying this!

This palette contains amber-hued neutrals – including warm browns, burnt oranges and rich siennas. Urban Decay has slain the colour selection in this palette. These are some of the most beautiful warm tones I’ve ever used and these warm toned shadows will definitely look good on all different skin tones!



There’s a mix of mattes and shimmers; seven mattes and five shimmers to be exact, there are so many combinations that would look so good together. (I’ll do a tutorial using this palette on a separate post).

  • Ounce (ivory shimmer)
  • Chaser (light nude matte)
  • Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte)
  • Low Blow (brown matte)
  • Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
  • He Devil (burnt red matte)
  • Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red)
  • Scorched (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
  • Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte)
  • En Fuego (burgundy matte)
  • Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte)
  • Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy)

Each shade is creamy and blendable and the shimmery shades give a beautiful shine! There was a massive dispute on the internet about how these eyeshadows were ashy – which is not true! Each eyeshadow has incredible pigmentation.

I love the packaging! It is similar to the other Naked palettes – a slim rectangle. However, I find this to be a lot more sturdy than the other palettes’ packagings, the lid has a double layer with embossed writing on the top, it looks so beautiful and honestly, the large mirror inside is my favourite aspect.

The palette does come with a brush, which does a decent job of applying the eyeshadows. The slim end is for application and blending into the crease and a fatter end for blending.


Overall, I love this palette so far, bare in mind, I did only purchase this recently so I’m definitely going to be playing around with this a lot for the next few weeks.

Hope you found this helpful! ^-^

Nisha x

I understand that everyone around me has problems. Problems with their relationships, with money, at work. but just because someone else’s situation is a lot worse than mine doesn’t diminish or determine if my situation is unworthy of being bad.

A problem is a problem.

I’m human too. I like to vent out my issues instead of bottling them up inside of me. I cry. I’m emotional. My heart is not made of stone and it brings me to tears when people, such as my parents, tell to just “stop talking” or “your situation is not an actual problem” and “don’t think too much”. How can you brush me off? How can you not hear my side? Am I not human?

It’s why I have such a huge barrier when it comes to me being able to express my feelings. It throws me off. Do you actually care? Or are you just nosey? Why do you care about how I feel. It feels foreign to me – being able to openly talk about my feelings.

“You okay?” – These words… it’s like turning on a tap inside of me and the rushing water is the flow of words out of my mouth and the tears running down my face.

Hearing the words; “women’s situations are not as bad compared to a man’s situation”, makes my blood boil. When did gender determine the importance of a situation?

I’m not in the wrong. You cannot shut me up with violence nor can you shut me down with my gender. My vagina didn’t come with terms and conditions.

I’m a woman – More importantly, I’m human too.


Goddess Kali is a powerful image of a woman in protest. She encompasses empathy and anger in the same breath, love and protest in another. There is a Kali in every woman, she is never dormant, she exists, she is all powerful, we just never connect with that part of us. The theme being ‘women in protest’, we chose to draw The Goddess Kali in every woman. – Kalyani Ganapathy

This post won’t make much sense, however, it’s a personal one – something I thought I’d like to share. I hope you liked it!

Maybe you can relate?

Nisha x

As results day is around the corner, dooms day as I call it, some of you maybe going off to university in the fall, and from the bottom of my heart, I wish you the best of luck on results day!

University can be daunting but here some pointers that I wish someone told me.

  1. Freshers week is important. Join societies and clubs, but if you’re nervous about all the partying, it’s okay, everyone wants to be friends with everyone, so be social but be yourself. Oh, and if you’re not used to drinking alcohol, try and not get drunk and be an embarrassment, it will haunt you for the rest of the year – so know your limits!
  2. You do not have to break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend to have a good time at university. Do not go into university thinking, “here is where I’m gonna find my future wifey or my future husband”. If it happens, it happens. Don’t go looking for it and definitely don’t force it and what I mean by force is; don’t cook for him, don’t spend your student finance on her because 9 times out of 10, they’re finessing you. (I wasn’t finessed, I just watched people get finessed! haha)
  3. Go to your lectures (I’m such a hypocrite) and seminars. If you don’t listen to your lectures and you think reading over lectures slides will make sense – you’re very wrong. You’ll miss out on the valuable hints from your lecturer – basically, he/she will indirectly say what will come up on the exam and what’s not going to. (Oh and bring a bloody pen and a book to your lectures.)
  5. Wear something comfortable to lectures and seminars. Have a simple wardrobe, it will be easier choose what to wear in the morning. From experience, jeans and plain tops were my go to’s. Also, layer – some lecture halls can be cold, some can have no ventilation, so dress in a way where you can put on and peel off layers of clothes.
  6. If you’re moving into hell.. oops, I meant student accommodation, prepare to have live porn streaming through your walls, unwashed plates and mugs in the sink, sleepless nights, missing food and DRAMA. Oh gurl. There was drama in my flat. BUT, you never know, your flat could be nice and a lot better compared to my flat. Don’t let my student accommodation experience throw you off, instead, let it prepare you for the worst.
  7. Don’t spend all your student loan in one go. (Well, at least try not to). Also, try and keep a part time job if you can while you’re studying or work over the summer and save up before you leave for university.

I hope you found this to be helpful!

This was my experience at university – If you have any other questions do ask or share some tips if I have missed any out!

Nisha x


I have combination skin and I don’t always have good skin days, so I need a foundation that is accustomed to the days where my skin just doesn’t want to agree with me!

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the MAC Studio Fix Fluid and after using the Estee Lauder Double wear, I can definitely say I will not be going back to this MAC foundation. Just as a disclaimer, I do love some of MAC’s products, like their lipsticks and their highlighters and blushes. BUT. This foundation… I don’t like so much.

I know a lot of people have this foundation as a staple in their makeup bag and I can see why…

  1. The foundation is full coverage and is buildable from medium to heavy.
  2. There is a large colour range, fit for all skin tones.
  3. The staying power is good-ish – can last up to 6 hours with a primer.
  4. Your skin will look amazingly flawless in photos!

However, there are reasons why I don’t like this foundation….

  1. In real life, with this foundation on, my skin did not look smooth, it was so noticeable that even my boyfriend pointed it out. Now, this can depend on how you apply this foundation and what your skin type is. I used a beauty blender. However, I felt this foundation emphasised all the dry patches and especially my pores around my nose and chin area, so I had to wear a pore minimising primer, but I had to wait for the primer to sink into my skin before I applied this foundation on, otherwise the foundation would move about and would haven’t settled. This is really inconvenient when I’m running late in the morning.
  2.  This foundation started to oxidise and look cakey, my T-zone started oiling up, after the 7-hour mark (even with a primer). (When this happened I was so sad. I had such high hopes for this foundation, purely because everyone was raving about it.) I had to touch up a lot and continuously check my foundation which is something I don’t want to do when I’m running around London during the day.
  3. If you hate the feeling of having makeup on your skin, you’ll hate this foundation. I always have to careful not to touch my face because this foundation isn’t transfer-proof. For example, when I talk on the phone, my foundation will transfer onto the phone screen which is unhygienic and it’s one of the many reasons why we have acne on our jawline because our phone screens are not disinfected and clean.
  4. The texture is thick, not “fluid” at all, in my opinion. It’s not a foundation that will be easy to apply and blend flawlessly during those late mornings, so do be aware. The smell is also not pleasant, it actually smells of paint. urm, yeah… unfortunately, that’s the only subtle way I can describe it.
  5. This foundation also doesn’t come with a pump, like the Estee Lauder Double Wear, so do expect the mouth of the bottle to get really messy.
  6. It claims to be non-acnegenic, however, I have sensitive skin and I did break out a little, so keep in mind if you’re acne prone, this foundation may not help your skin.

This was my personal experience with this foundation, I did use it for a good 7 months. If it works for you, then great! I hope you still use it. Don’t let me throw you off, everyone has different skin types and unfortunately, this foundation wasn’t for me! 🙁

Hope you found this helpful! ^-^

Nisha x

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Where ever you are in the world, there is a societal pressure to look a certain way because there was only one beauty standard, however, over the years beauty has been evolving and that one stubborn standard is slowly diminishing.

Growing up, my cultural ethnicity was the minority and I found it difficult to “fit in”. Typically as an Indian girl, I was hairy! I had thick hair on my arms and on my legs and honestly, I was probably one of the hairiest girls in my class, but when you’re in primary school it doesn’t really bother you – until someone points it out. I remember one of the girls said, “your arms are so hairy” and some people would even laugh at my really thick eyebrows. I felt so insecure, I wore long sleeves regardless of the season, I would look away as much as I could so people wouldn’t look at my face while they spoke to me and I hated my picture being taken, all because I never saw anything to be beautiful about me, other than what people told me.

Fast forward to the age of 16. Around this time, I had my eyebrows threaded. I was familiar with makeup, but I couldn’t wear my make up like other girls. I didn’t need to wear fake tan, I didn’t bleach my hair blonde and I didn’t wear bright pink blush on my cheeks.

Instead, I remember coming home and looking at my mum. My mother never left the house without her eyeliner on. That’s one thing I noticed, a lot of Indian women wore eyeliner.

That was the first step I took that set me apart from every other girl at my school. I wore top eyeliner. Let me tell you now, it was a pain in the ass to find the right eyeliner. I tried gel, pencil and various brushes. I practised applying it A LOT. But, after that, I changed my make up routine completely. I wore bronzer on my cheeks apart from blush, I wore top eyeliner instead of heavy mascara. I was finally being me. I was comfortable and I felt beautiful.

Later, I broke the stereotype of Indian girls always having long hair. I will always regret doing this, but, I cut 7 inches of my hair off and I rocked an asymmetrical bob for 3 years and my dad hated it.

I didn’t let my Tamil-Indian heritage define me and constrict me, instead, I used it to my advantage I moulded all the traditional ways into new modern ways, and surprisingly, I had a positive response back. Yeah, sure I was still known to be a “coconut”, but I was happy.

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Looking at these pictures, all I’m thinking is.. THERE IS HOPE!

Hope you liked this!

Nisha x