MAY MONTHLY FAVORITES, LIFE UPDATES AND GIVEAWAY !

MAY MONTHLY FAVORITES, LIFE UPDATES AND GIVEAWAY !

Wow, I can’t believe that we are in June already. Like where is this year flying ? It’s going by SO fast ! Don’t tell me I am the only one feeling that. Anywho. Monthly favorites is a different kind of blog post for me, but I just wanted to do it for May !

I have been trying to post atleast once a week and managed to do so until the first week of May. And while there’s been nothing that happened that was too drastic, there have been somethings that have occurred which have made me a just retreat into a shell. because of which I haven’t been posting on here or on Instagram.

The Bling Factor - By Terry Sun Designer Palette

By Terry Sun Designer Palette in Savannah Love

Lets talk first about all the lovely beauty bits that I have been obsessing over this past month:

  • I am having a major bronzer/highlighter moment and I can’t get enough of them. My top pick would be the By Terry Sun Designer palettes, as they contain a mix of bronzy shades, and highlighters along with blushes. This is truly a multitasker, I know that price is hefty, but the texture of this is unlike any I have seen so far, they just glide over my skin and blur my skin. This was also the palette I took along for my trip last month. I do have a review along with swatches here.
  • The other face palette that I have also been loving for days when I really don’t want to bother too much with makeup, is the Becca x Chrissy Teigen palette. I reviewed this one as well with swatches, here. This is a stunning palette for summer, and it can go from the “just woke up like this” look to “club fun” pretty fast ! And unlike what I have been seeing on YouTube that this is very close to the Jaclyn Hill palette, on me these palettes look very different. This is a huge thumbs up from me !
The Bling Factor - Flatlay

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette

  • A new addition to my collection is the highly raved about Natasha Denona Sunset Palette (limited edition), this has been very elusive and is currently sold out everywhere. But I really hope they make this permanent as it the most gorgeous orange based palette I have ever used. Let me know if you want a full review with swatches, but if you are a fan of this color palette, I highlight suggest you snag this if you can find it.
Hourglass and MarcBeauty - The Bling Factor

Hourglass Brilliant Nude Ambient Strobe Blush and Marc Beauty Dew Drops

Becca x Chrissy Teigen Palette - The Bling Factor

Becca x Chrissy Teigen Palette

As I previously stated, this past month has been little tough. Earlier this year, while talking and commenting on various bloggers posts on Twitter, I came across this tweet asking if anyone is interested in a Bloglovin’ love thread. What it basically means is that you have this group of bloggers who would show love (hearts) on Bloglovin’. And I wanted to be a part of this, and so requested to join.

I was added, and we had a few conversations and I truly felt like this small group were really nice. I was also part of the same group on Instagram for Instagram love as well. And we all know how bad the Instagram algorithm has gotten, and how many people are resorting to unethical means like buying followers. Which I would never do. But a picture I posted on Instagram, for whatever reason, received a hug amount of loves, and this whole group just ousted me and left some hurtful comments on that post.

This has essentially just made me so angry that people could just assume things, and not even check with you. What a truly sad world we live in, when friends turn to strangers. Long story short, I haven’t felt much motivated since then to do anything, and it’s like people undermine my love and passion for beauty, and my integrity along with it. I can’t believe how seemingly nice people would just leave a bunch of rude comments and then block you. Sorry for the absence and rant over !

Another really exciting change is my blog makeover ! I have been wanting to change the look up since forever. I regretted my decision to buy my previous blog theme (Olsen theme from CSS Igniter), about 5 minutes after I paced the order. It was super expensive with not too much of customizations. And I realized I could’ve gotten a Pipdig theme for the same cost, but I was unwilling to splurge again. Until now. With all that happened I was just wanting a change up, and wow ! Am I glad I switched ! I am loving the new layout and there are SO many options I can tweak. What do you think ?

Lets move on to the most exciting news that I have, a Fathers Day giveaway. At the time of writing this, it is actually my Dads birthday, and I miss him loads. Staying so far away, it’s truly difficult and I miss my family quite a lot. And my dad has always been my rock, I miss the late night coffee conversations and early morning wandering around my city, with him. In my culture, we have this kinda cute sentiment where most people I know in my life, gift their parents something with their first job, first salary. When you become an adult. And so, when I started working, I wondered for a really long time what should I gift him. It’s always hard choosing gifts for men, as they don’t have all the exciting options that women have. So I finally went with a fountain pen. Which he still has to date.

Jord Watch Wood - The Bling Factor

Jord Watch in Conway Series

Jord Watch - The Bling Factor

Jord Watch

But if I had to do it now, I would go with a wood watch. The first brand that I saw have some gorgeous wooden time pieces were Jord, I believe it was in a major YouTube-r video a couple of years ago. I fell in love ever since. So this is a pinch me moment because now, I am partnering with Jord Watches, to give away 1 e-gift card worth 100$ and as a bonus, everyone who enters receives a 25$ e-gift card as well.

The Conway Series watch, was kindly sent to me by Jord. And it is a beautiful watch. It feels heavy, but not too heavy. There is an option to get it engraved, if you would wish to. And also an easy guide to size your watch as well. Please follow the links below auto enter and good luck !

JORD WATCH GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY 

Click the link below to enter:

JORD WATCH GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY 

The giveaway is until 11th June 2017, 11:59 PM CST ! And the e-gift cards will expire on 3rd September 2017.



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This is a sponsored post, in collaboration with Jord Watches. As always all opinions are my own.

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8 Comments

  1. June 2, 2017 / 20:13

    Your new site looks gorgeous! It’s hard to beat Pipdig themes, they are so clean and perfect.
    Your faves look amazing. I’m so tempted by the Sunset palette but I’m not sure it’s really the color scheme for me.
    I’m so upset and angry that you had to go through such bullying. I’m glad you posted about it, because it’s a real thing online – we can’t sweep it under the rug.
    Sending love! xoxo

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jelly Bean

    • June 5, 2017 / 00:02

      Thank you so much Jenn, I am absolutely in love with the theme, and I wish I knew about them sooner ! Also, I think the Sunset palette would be beautiful on you, I know it is a very warm toned palette but it is so blendable that I think you can make it look stunning !

      And yes to the online bullying. It is upsetting but we all have to speak up about it, especially since everything on social media is so questionable and some people downright shady !

      Hope you had lovely weekend and happy birthday to Luke again! Xx

  2. June 3, 2017 / 00:57

    Love the new layout. It really looks good. And amazing product picks. I want to buy ND Sunset palette but I am still kind of confused if I should buy that of not :P.
    Regarding the negative people bullying you all I want to tell you again and again is don’t give a damm F about those people. If you get affected by them and their nasty comments you will look like a looser and you are making them win. So just stay strong. You true followers know exactly what you are. Don’t get affected by them and stop doing what you love to do.
    I totally understand about missing your parents. Staying in a far away country is definetly no fun. I miss my parents a lot. A Very Happy Belated Birthday to your Dad and a Very Happy Father’s Day to your dad and your FIL and your hubby as well since you have two pets 🙂

    • June 5, 2017 / 00:04

      Thank you SO much Divya, I am in love with the theme as well. And I would say yes to the palette, I mean you can return it at Sephora if you don’t like it, but if you like warm tones, I highly doubt that you wouldn’t like this one.

      Thank you so much for the lovely words about the bullying, means so much to me.

      I feel happy to have some nice friends here now, and also all you lovely people I’ve found here. Though I do miss my family a lot. Wish all the men in your life as well a great fathers day ! Xx

  3. June 7, 2017 / 13:14

    Swathi your site looks GORGEOUS. AMAZING. MESMERISING. Bullying is not right wherever it takes place! I am proud of you and what you’re achieving, stay true to yourself! Karma will always be by your side!
    Much love,
    Lyna
    http://www.beautybylynmed.com

    • June 8, 2017 / 22:03

      Thank you Lyna ! I believe in Karma too, I really didn’t like how things went down but it is alright, I am strong and I am grateful too, to have friends like you ! Xx

  4. September 25, 2017 / 07:17

    hey sweety…. please dont worry…. dont listen to the crazy people they dont know who you are….
    Many hugs and kisses from me to you….
    And I wish you a magical time and sunshine in your life dear sweety.

    • October 15, 2017 / 11:06

      Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by my blog ! Xx

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