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MAKEUP ON A BUDGET- PART I- LIPS

19 Dec

Hello everyone,
I am back again with a very interesting series of posts. We all love using makeup and its like the most essential part of our life.

But looking at the cash crunch that’s come in or for those teens with a little pocket money, its totally important to buy makeup at a budget, so I decided to write a post on it.

The ones I am listing below are priced under Rest 300 and are effective. In this post , I will be writing all about the lip products i.e. Lipstick, Lip liners, Lip-gloss and Lip balms.

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Lipsticks on a Budget:
1) Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick-

Priced at Rs 260, these Lakme lipsticks are a great deal. I have used almost five shades from these and they are well pigmented, glide on easily and have a good staying power. Definitely worth trying.
2) Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick:

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Priced at Rs 275, these are my favourites. I have almost all shades in these, they are super pigmented , creamy and  apt for casual and party wear.
3) Elle 18 Colour Pops:
Well I am sure , we all have used these or at least heard about them. Priced at Rs 120, this one has a good staying power and has even has that moisturizing effect on the lips.

4) Faces Go Chic Lipstick-

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Priced at Rs 249, Faces Go Chic Lipstick has a creamy texture, glides on very well and is cheap and affordable.

Lipgloss on a Budget
1 Street Wear Color Rich Mega Shine Lip Gloss

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Priced at just Rs 170, Street Wear has some good lip gloss shades. It has a cute packaging and it is totally glossy and apt for day and night look.
2) Lakme Lip Gloss-

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If you have been looking for some shimmer lip glosses, then these are the one you need. Priced at Rs 180, they come in tube form and are totally easy to apply.
3) Faces Go Chic Lip Gloss

Just like their affordable lipsticks, these lip gloss come with a wand which makes it easy to apply it. High on shine yet an affordable one.
Lipliners on a Budget-
1) Lakme Perfect Definition Lip Liner Pencil

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To make our lips look defined and plump, it is important for us to use lip liners. Lakme perfect definition lip liner pencil makes it easier to line the lips and get the perfect shape. Priced at Rs 250
2) Coloressence Lip Liner Pencil
Priced at Rs 145, Coloressence Lip Liner Pencil comes in a twist up pencil form and is creamy and super pigmented.

LipBalms on a Budget-

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Lip balms are available totally in affordable prices. Brands like Maybelline, Vaseline , Nivea provide good quality lip balms. My favourite is Maybelline Baby Lip Balms of course.

So here is a list of some budget lip products. Do comment below and let us know which are your favourite ones from these??

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

 

NOVEMBER FAVOURITES-2016

20 Nov

Hey all,

I cant believe November is already here, like this year has gone so quick and its going to be New year after the next month. Today I am going to be listing down some of my favourites for the month of November.

As November is all about winters, My skin which is usually oily tends to become a bit dry and so it needs that extra moisture. So I have been using some new products which I am going to be reviewing soon. Here we go with the list:-

  1. Himalayas Age Defying Hand Cream:- Now may be its just too early to start using such creams for my age but somehow I really wanted to try this out. Though Himalaya has been a known brand ,I have hardly used their products. So when I purchased this and after using it I have been loving it . Priced at Rs 160.. It makes my hands smooth and soft. I will be reviewing this in my coming posts.

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2. Kiehl’s  Midnight Recovery Concentrate : My skin type is usually oily so I never thought that using oils on my skin would be suitable . But this myth was busted by Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It is a bit oil kind of serum but it just disappears after being applied and I wake up with a fresh glowy face in the morning. Perfect for winters.

.3. Maybelline Anti Oxidant Lip Balm:- I have used like a tons of these and it still remains my personal favourite. You can check the review here.

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4. Himalaya Neem Peel Off Mask– Another amazing product from Himalaya I would say. This peel off mask comes in a gel form and you can peel it away once it dries up. Detailed Review coming up soon.

5. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash:- This is again one of my favourites for November . It cleanses my skin well and helps in reducing acne.

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So these were my favourites, do let me know yours.

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM IN PRAGUE – REVIEW AND SWATCH

22 Aug

Hey all,

NYX cosmetics has recently launched in India and is the talk of the town currently. Initially this brand was available on international sites or in Sephora but luckily they are now accessible through Nykaa.com. Isn’t that great?? This brand has good quality makeup stuff with many shades and varieties.

If you have been following our blog, I have already reviewed one of NYX soft matte lip cream in San Paulo , you can check the review here. Today I am going to review another shade from the matte lip cream range called Prague.

The names of these lip shades sound so classy . I am really fond of this range and so after searching for a shade for my skin tone, I chose Prague. Lets see how well it suits me??

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About NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague:-

Now available in twelve more statement-making shades, our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy colour and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a NYX fan favourite.

Price–  Rs 600.

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Availability– Available on Nykaa.com.

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My Review on NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague:

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NYX Prague is one of the best shades I have ever used . Though they have many awesome shades, I always like to try shades which are similar to  pink, berry and red. It comes in a normal lip gloss kind of packaging and has a black colour cap on it.

It is a nice berry shade with a hint of pink and I am sure it will be a hit with the Indian skin tones. On application, the colour glides on smoothly and looks perfect on exfoliated lips. It is anytime better to exfoliate your lips, apply a lip balm, wipe the lip balm with a tissue and then apply this lip colour. As this is a matte lip cream, it is advisable to do the above step or else it can settle in fine lines and make them visible.

After applying this lip colour, it feels very light and stays for a longer time. I really like lip colours which stay for a longer time . Talking about the price , I feel its really affordable and it can be used for a longer time

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So , I would highly recommend this one for people who want to try something in berry shade. You will really like this one.

Let me know how you like this one and do follow us on Facebook and Instagram for further updates

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website Review- Aplava Review and Haul

17 Jul

Hey all,

Hope you all are doing well and enjoying the weekend. I am sure we all are enjoying as there are many discounts in stores and on online shopping as well.If you have been following us on Instagram or Facebook , I recently posted a picture about this.You can follow us on Instagram here and Facebook here I usually shop online a lot  and so  today I will be reviewing a website which sells essential beauty stuff. I recently shopped from Aplava.com which has online beauty products from various brands. Lets take a look on my shopping experience and the products I bought.

 

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About Aplava:

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Just as the name suggests, Aplava wants to give its customers an experience of divine purity. Beauty is you!

As a startup beauty company, we strive to bring an unparalleled assortment of prestige brands, household names and niche, cult beauty brands, all on one site. Our professional team of Dermatologists and Beauty advisors has cherry picked brands across a broad range of product categories including Skincare, Hair care, Bath & Body, Make Up, Fragrance, Sun & Travel, Intimacy, Shaving, Candles and Aromatherapy, Mom & Baby & Homecare. To make your experience worthwhile and easy, the team has developed a mechanism to advice and recommends products based on your skin type and skin concerns. Use the Personalized Beauty section on your profile page to get customized recommendation for your daily skin routine.

My Review on Aplava:

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Aplava is a website which has all the beauty and makeup essentials stocked up. The website is simple to use and user friendly. It was easy for me to shop and select a product.

I really like their Personalized Beauty section where you get started with a personal profile quiz and they give you a regimen for your skin and also the products that you can use. for your skin type.

Now coming to my shopping experience, I had a really good and hassle free experience with them. I ordered my haul from their website on a Sunday which took 3 to 4 days to reach me.

I received it in the best condition and all the products were bubble wrapped and were safe during transit.

They have brands like Korres, Coloressence, Olay, Vichy, Natio . They have their own brand as well and sell makeup brushes online from their range.

Aplava provides express shipping above Rs 999 , any order below that is charged for Rs 50. You can pay through debit card, credit card,cash on delivery.

All the information is provided on their website.You can check it here

I ordered the following products from them( I would be reviewing them soon):-

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1) Olay Anti Ageing Cream

2) Bio- Oil

3) LuxaDerme Deep Moisturising Treatment Foot Hydration Socks.

4) Luxa Derme Deep Moisturising Treatment Hand Hydration Gloves

I am really happy shopping with them . Infact I have a wishlist  pending which would be fulfilled soon. But I feel they should add more drugstore brands.

Overall, Aplava is a really good website to shop . So have you checked the website ?? What do you have to say about them??

Please leave your comment below..

 

Garnier White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream Review

18 Aug

Hello everyone,

In my last post, I had reviewed Garnier White Complete Fairness Face Wash which is a really good product. You can check the post here. Today I will be reviewing the Garnier White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream which is a part of Garnier Complete White range. I had taken part in the #7DayGarnierChallenge and used them.

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About the Product-
Enriched with natural ingredients, this formula provides instant whitening and long lasting fairness. Your skin looks even, feels fresh and moisturized with a natural glow.
Multi Action fairness cream for glowing skin :
1.Instant Whitening – provides instant whitening
2.Sun Protection with SPF 19 PA+++ – Protects skin from further darkening by harmful UVA and UVB sun rays
3.Long Lasting Fairness – Fairer skin over time with regular usage

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My Review on this Stuff-
This cream comes in a white tub which is handy and easy to use. It is a white cream based product which when applied on face takes a little time to absorb. The texture is creamy and thick and the cream absorbs well. It contains Speed White Serum technology and Lemon Essence which are known as brightening agents. It also has UV filters which protect the skin from UV rays. Coming to what the company claims, it does give an instant glow to my face and makes the skin smooth and even. The good thing about this product is that it contains SPF , so there is no need for me to apply a sunscreen again. The effect lasts for a good 5 to 6 hours on my face. I use this as my day cream as it contains SPF.

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Overall, I really recommend using the Garnier White Complete Range. Both the face wash and cream are worth trying.

Hope you find this review helpful.. Have you tried this range?? Feel free to give your opinion below…

Well for all my readers, I have a chance for you to claim their samples of Garnier White Complete Multi-Action Fairness Cream by filling out this form:http://7daygarnierchallenge.com/.    Simply follow the instructions and after you have received their sample, you  can take the 7day challenge and comment on either the blog posts or on blog Facebook page and one lucky winner will be entitled to win a gift hamper by Garnier .

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

Garnier White Complete Fairness Face Wash Review

16 Aug

Hello everyone,

First of all, I will begin the post with wishing all my readers Happy Independence Day. If you have been following my Instagram Page, I recently posted an image of some Garnier products. Incase you not following the page, you can follow it here for further updates. I took their #7DayGarnierChallenge and used this products for 7 days.

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Price- Rs 145 for 100 gms

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My Review on this Stuff-

To start with, I have an acne-prone skin, I normally use The Body Shop Tea tree Face Wash as it suits my skin really well. But when I got my hands on this Garnier Pure White Complete Face Wash, I was very keen on trying it. It is basically a white and yellow tube which is very handy and easy to use. When I used this face wash for the first time, the moment I took it out from the tube it was a white coloured and creamy textured face wash. As it contains lemon essence in it, it definitely has a mild fragnance of it. The moment I washed my face with it , it gave an instant glow to my face and removed all the dirt easily. I have been using this product more than a week, and it does brightens up the skin well. I have been using it with Garnier White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream and it works well together.

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Overall, I really like this product and will recommend it too. In the next post , I will be posting the review of Garnier White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream. So stay tuned for that…

Well for all my readers, I have a chance for you to claim their samples of Garnier White Complete Multi-Action Fairness Cream by filling out this form:http://7daygarnierchallenge.com/.    Simply follow the instructions and after you have received their sample, you  can take the 7day challenge and comment on either the blog posts or on blog Facebook page and one lucky winner will be entitled to win a gift hamper by Garnier .

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

SoulTree to be showcased this weekend at ICCOA in its First Organic Mart

27 Apr

Natural & Organic Products by SoulTree to be showcased this weekend at ICCOA in its First Organic Mart

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SoulTree, India’s first & only range of Certified Natural beauty brand is participating in the first B2C Organic Mart & Savayeva Raitara Santhe in Bangalore. The event is organised by the premier Organic Trade Association – International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA)” and will be held from May 2-3, 2015 at Open Air Courtyard, Phoenix Market City, Mahadevapura, Whitefield Main Road, Bangalore.

At the event (Stall No. 16&17), SoulTree shall showcase its ayurvedic & certified natural ranges of Beauty & Personal Hair care, Skin care, Bath care & the unique Cosmetic range, all free from harsh chemicals. One can try the products; find out their Journey from Soil to Shelf i.e. how the herbs are procured, tested for quality, certified along with their benefits &way of application. And for all SoulTree lovers, along with purchases one will get a complimentary potli of chamomile herbs from the fields of Ranikhet, Uttrakhand (to enjoy a cup of smoothing tea or a cooling face splash). Also, be a part of the free make-over session at SoulTree’s stall & try out the vivacious colour kohls & lipwear to come out of a mundane look

The two day consumer centric is entirely focusing on ‘Organic Retailing’, and will host over 35 Organic Brands alongside workshops on sustainable themes.  The event will be continued as a monthly event running throughout the year.

So all those staying in Bangalore can visit this amazing Organic Festival thats happening at the next weekend…

Enjoyy,

Sonal

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