As a tween I had very bad dark circles, cause I was a nerd and also used to suffer a lot from some illness or the other. That gave me really bad dark under eye circles and sunken eyes. Then when I was in my
late teens I had on and off light-darkness under my eyes, which I got rid of completely while using Clinique’s Dark Eyes Corrector. But they were never completely gone, I was happy with the results, no complaints as such.FullSizeRender-4

This October, I was diagnosed with Dengue which totally messed up my skin, especially my under-eye area. I again had those dark sunken under eyes. And my previous eye cream couldn’t handle it. Then my hunt for a new anti dark circles eye cream began. And I stumbled upon Shiseido’s Eye cream. The first time I used it the next  day I felt a difference. Nothing major, but still it felt brighter. I thought may be it’s all in my head. Then after using it religiously for next 3 weeks or so, I was like wait a minute my under eye area doesn’t look that bad. As I continued using it for two more weeks and now I can proudly say I have no dark circles! It’s like a magic eraser for my dark circles. My mom who has worse dark circles than me said she felt a major difference as me and I can say it has reduced so so much on her. She absolutely loves it. She though, has only used it for 2 weeks now and will continue with it.



How do you use it?

  •  I use it twice, day and night.
  • Take 1/3 of a pea size amount (depends how small/large your eyes are) with the spatula given with the cream. This is normally the amount I use.
  • Warm it up between your ring fingers and pat it lightly as a C; starting from your inner under eyes, to the eyebrow bone area. Whatever is left dab it lightly one the rest of your eyes.
  • Do not rub it in. That’s bad. Just don’t.

Price? FullSizeRender-3
It’s bloody £55 in U.K. (which is where I bought it). Such a rip off because when I went to the Shishedo counter in Kolkata (India), it was ₹3000. It pissed me off so much. But I bought a back up just in case.
Where can you buy it?

U.K. – Debenhams, John Lewis, Boots, Harrods, House of Fraser, Feel, Space NK, Harvey Nichols and which is where I bought mine😡😡😡!!).

India – Shopper’s Stop (this has the best price to buy it from), Flipkart and Amazon( both have increased the price way too much, but if you are in need of it then you can buy it from there).

Awkward Tip: Remember the skin around the eyes is very thin and fragile. Please don’t rub your eyes with force. It gives you premature fine lines following with wrinkles. Now who wants that! So don’t do that!!! Be polite to yourself it’s nice!

Hope you guys are having a great Sunday Funday!

Love. XOXO



This is my first ever Empties Post! I have been watching Empties Vidoes on Youtube for a while now and I absolutely love it. I feel that’s how you know about a product if it’s actually worth buying it or not. I mean as Bloggers/Youtubers or generally as customers, we all are just guinea pigs of consumerism. But by watching in this case just reading we mostly get a good idea about the products on how they have performed/or not. Because we finished them up, hence Empties!!!

So lets start!

Ren’s Clarifying Toner: I think love would be an understatement of how much I adore this product. I have acne prone/oily/combo/ can’t decide the F***ing mind skin. I love using toner in general, because I think it makes my skin feel extra clean taking all the dirt and grim away without stripping it from the good oils. But this one like superman to the rescue of my oiliness and fighter of my acne. After using it for the past year or so I have had less acne and my oiliness is under control even during the summer months. I can boldly say that as I live mostly my summers in Kolkata where the humidity is just on the next level. Yes, I am repurchasing it! Rather, I have two bottles already in my stash just in case I ran out. One bottle lasted me good more than 4 months using day and night!


Dior’s Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm: Gone through many tubes of these and many more to come! It’s a very moisturizing. An universal balm that reacts to the unique chemistry of different people, thus making it suitable for anyone to use it. As it gives the lips a natural flush of custom pink, that suits different skin tones, making the lips look fuller and radiant. It’s just awesome just get it! Only draw back very pricey for a lip balm. Lasted me for more than 3months. It’s a staple in my vanity. Purchasing?? Yes till I find a better lip balm than this one.


Clinique Even Eyes Better Dark Circles Corrector: Was a Holy Grail eye cream of all the ladies of my family. But we have moved on to another whose post will be coming soon so stay tuned. I mean it does the job of removing dark circles. At first when I started using it 3 years back I had horrible dark circles and fell head over heels for this one. After using my current eye cream I have realised that it wasn’t that great and kinda slow in removing dark circles. I also noticed if I stopped using it, brought back the darkness. It’s a good one, but I have found better. One tube lasts for 3.5 months to be exact. I actually have noted it. I know I have no life. Purchasing?? NOPE!

Lush’s Lovely Jubblies Breast Cream: Lets talk boobs! A little disclaimer I am in my early twenties and I have perky boobs no sagging yet. And I would love to keep them that way. Thus this comes handy. Just like eyes you need to start early taking care of your boobs. Four years back I started to gain weight and saw faint stretch marks around my boobs, which scared me so much. After using it for a month it got rid of them. I would do a full review on this one. I have so much to talk about. Clearly you can guess I have been using it ever since. One tub lasts me more than 6 months. It’s worth every penny. Purchasing….Hell YESSS!

Philosophy’s Hands of Hope: Rather no hope for my dry, dehydrated hands. It’s the only one out of these 5 empties I hated the most. I finished it because I didn’t want to waste it. Using this one made my hands more dry and flaky plus grey! EWW!! I have no idea what’s wrong with it and why it didn’t work. I love philosophy as a brand. It’s brilliant. Just hand creams are a pass from me. I feel there are much cheaper and better hand creams in the market(Loccitane ones). As you have guessed not getting them again. Sorry Philosophy.



Hope you liked my first Empties Blog Post!

Do let me know if you want me to do a in depth review on one of these products. Leave a comment. I love hearing from you guys!



Recently I hit 1k on my Instagram @theawkwardchiic ! If you haven’t followed me already then do it!

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Winner would win:

@shisheodo- Silky Eyeshadow Quad!

@maybelline- *The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette.

*Lip Gradation in Red1.

*Lip Polish.

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