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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FACE PACKS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

1 Aug

Hey all,

Keeping your face clean is such an integral part of the regime. But do you think is that enough ??

I am sure your answer would be a NOOOOO. To keep our skin refreshed and glowing we try all the ways we can. Right from going to the parlour to following a CTM routine. Yet most of the times our skin remains dull.

We all feel a need to buy the products available in the market  and often they do contain a lot of chemicals and can cause harm to the skin. SO what is the solution then?? Our grandmothers and mothers have always had the skin secrets . They hardly felt the urge to go to the parlour and all they would rely on was home made stuff.

Acne is a big issue , it occurs at any age and at any occasion The face packs I use are very basic and have worked on my skin.So lets go the natural way to keep your acne at bay.

My Skin Type: 

To start with I have always mentioned having Oily Acne Prone Skin. Acne keeps on visiting me when it feels like. So I always follow a CTM routine and use these natural face packs at least twice a week.

FACE PACKS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

1) MULTANI MITTI AND ROSEWATER

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Ingredients- Multani Mitti and Rosewater.

Preparation: Mix One tablespoon of multani mitti with one tablespoon of rosewater.

How to use: Wash your face with a mild cleanser and pat dry with a towel. Mix  these in the mentioned way and apply the pack with a face pack brush. Keep it for 10-15 mins and wash it.

Now if you wondering why I am mentioning a face pack brush here, It applies the pack evenly and  is  hygienic to use. You can buy Vega Face Pack Brush which is cheap and effective to use.

How will it benefit the skin:-

Multani Mitti is a form of mud which is high in magnesium . When applied on acne , it helps in controlling the oil and reducing acne.

Rosewater is multipurpose , it can be used in various ways. It refreshes the skin and makes it bright.

 

2) Neem Powder, Multani Mitti, Sandalwood Powder and Rosewater.

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This face pack is my all time favourite. It has all the ingredients that can be used and is really effective.

Ingredients

Neem Powder, Multani Mitti, Sandalwood Powder and Rosewater.

Preparation

  Mix one tablespoon of Neem Powder, One Tbsp of Multani Mitti, Half tbsp of Sandalwood Powder and two tbsp of rosewater.

How to use:-

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl according to the mentioned quantities and form a paste. Apply it , let it dry for about 20 mins and wash it.

How will it benefit the skin-

Neem Powder has anti bacterial properties and when applied on acne , it reduces the acne.

Sandalwood Powder can be used for brightening the skin and removing the dullness.

Multani Mitti is a form of mud which is high in magnesium . When applied on acne , it helps in controlling the oil and reducing acne.

Rosewater is multipurpose , it can be used in various ways. It refreshes the skin and makes it bright.

So altogether this is one in all face pack which can be used for acne or any occasion.

 

3) Neem and Tulsi Face Pack

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Ingredients:- Neem and Tulsi Powder.

Preparation:- Mix one tbsp of neem powder and one tbsp of tulsi powder with two tbsp of water or rosewater and form a paste.

How to use:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl according to the mentioned quantities and form a paste. Apply it , let it dry for about 15 mins and wash it.

How will it benefit the skin:

Tulsi and Neem are effective acne cleaners. They have anti bacterial properties and so they are used for removing acne scars and acne.

 

All these face packs have been tried by me and have really been effective in reducing acne and acne scars. They can be used twice a week and if used for a long time they are really effective.

Do try these face packs and share the post for someone having acne issues.

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

 

 

 

MY CURRENT FAVOURITES- SKINCARE EDITION

10 Jul

Hey all,

I am back with a post  again about some of my favourites. The monsoon season really makes my skin oily which does cause acne sometimes. So here I am back with my current skincare favourites. I have oily skin  and these products have helped me to combat my acne problems and skin oil free. Lets take a look at them:-

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MY CURRENT FAVOURITES- SKINCARE EDITION

1) Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash-

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So lets begin with my current face wash which is Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash. I am ardent user of The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Wash but I wanted to try something different this season. It makes my skin oil free and look fresh.The best part is this contains salicylic acid which is good at reducing and controlling acne.

Also read: Best Face Washes for Acne Prone Skin

Also read: Garnier White Complete Face Wash Review

2) The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner :-

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I have always mentioned in my skincare posts how important it is to use a toner. You can read about the CTM routine one should follow here. The Body Shop Tea tree toner has the goodness of tea tree and removes all the dirt from the face effectively.

Also read: Skincare Basics – CTM Routine for your skin

Also read: Best Toners For Acne Prone Skin

3) The Tea Tree Blemish Fade Clearing Lotion:-

 

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I can never stop praising this lotion. I mean I can actually keep on going about it , the reason is this has helped me a lot in keeping my skin acne and oil free. You can read the review here

Also read: Best Moisturizers for Acne Prone Skin

Also read: Garnier White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream Review

4)  Vaseline Body Lotion:

We al love Vaseline Body Lotions and I am sure we all have tried them. I am currently using the Cocoa Body Lotion . It smells so good and hydrates my skin so well.

5) Aroma Magic Under Eye Gel:

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I have been facing the dark circle issue lately. So I have started using this Aroma Magic Under Eye Gel every night . Its been two weeks now so it is too early to comment on how effective it is. I will test it for more two weeks and then write a detailed review on it.

6) Maybelline Baby Lips:

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Well this falls under lip care I included this here.I have a habit of keeping my applying a lip balm all the time. This one comes handy and I am totally loving it.

Also read: Maybelline Baby Lips In Berry Crush Review and Swatch

Also read: Maybelline Baby Lips Antioxidant Berry Review

So these are my Current Favourites for the month. What are your Favourites?

Enjoy,

Sonal.

Stay Fit with these Fitness Apps

17 Mar

Stay Fit with these Fitness Apps

Being fit seems to be the priority of every individual in today’s world. We go to gym for a workout , walk about an hour daily and eat healthy.. There’s so much to do for all the fitness freaks. But what about the days you cannot go for a workout or have no time for it or too lazy to do it basically. That’s when technology plays a role. Today I will be listing down my personal favourite fitness apps for you which can be used anywhere and at anytime. These apps can be downloaded on your Smartphone and can be easily used.

You can read my previous post on 5 Books for Weight Loss which may change your perspective here

1) Pedometer

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No time for those tedious workouts?? Prefer a walk instead, then this ones for you. This app is my go to app as I use it daily. You can count your steps and monitor your calories burned and the distance covered on this app.You can pause it any point of time and resume it again. It also has basic tabs for resetting the count whenever you want. Totally handy and easy to use…

You can download it on Google Play Store here and on ITunes store here .

2) My Calorie Counter

 

Interesting name?? Isn’t it.. I am a complete foodie and the word calorie is something I never cared about until I really wanted to lose weight. Keeping a track of eating within 1200 calories is difficult. So My Calorie Counter helps me in tracking the calorie count. Initially when you install this app from Google Play store, you have to sign up with some basic details. After logging in, they ask for your basic goal , I wanted to lose weight. It is a very simple and basic app but remembering and updating what I ate the entire day is a bit difficult . So I keep on updating it meal wise. The best part is they give you personalized plan of calorie intake according to your height and weight. So go ahead and install this.. Its a great app..

You can download it on Google Play Store here and on ITunes Store here.

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Fitbit is an app which can be used with Fitbit Surge, Charge HR, Charge, Flex, One or Zip tracker with your Android device. You can connect the app with these and track daily goals , exercise regime, manage calories. The best part to stay motivated is to compete with your friends and this app allows you to do that. So its fun using this app always.

You can download it on Google Play Store here

4) Nike+ Running

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Superb app launched by Nike. We all love Nike shoes and their designs, don’t we?? So this app tracks your run and reach your goals basically. You can track your progress and stay motivated. In this app, you can also get some training programs, set reminders and stay fit.

You can download it on Google Play Store here and on Itunes Store here

5 )Fat Burning Lose Weight Loss

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An app with exercises and regime to lose weight. Yes, that’s what it is. If you feeling lazy to go to gym, you can try the exercises from here. These exercises can be performed anywhere and at anytime. There are different set of routines which target fat in all the important parts of the body. Such an appropriate one to lose weight and sweat it out..

You can download this app from Google Play Store here Continue reading

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.

Giveaway Alert- Celebrate Friendship ‘s Day with A Giveaway

3 Aug

Hello Ladies,

First of all, I would like to wish all my readers A belated Happy Friendship’s Day. We have organized a small giveaway to celebrate this day for you and your bestie. Yes.. You  heard it right you and your bestie stand a chance to win a voucher of Rs 500 each of Jabong.com. 

Just Follow these steps mentioned below in the image

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Some Rules to Follow-

This giveaway is open to people residing in India only. Please tag your bestie in the comments , so its easy for us to choose the winners. You and your friend both should follow the instructions.

The giveaway starts today and ends on Friday and the winners will be announced shortly. Winners will be notified on Facebook and Instagram . If the winners do not respond within 48 hours , then a new winner will be chosen at random.

For any queries you can mail us at ilovebeautystuff@rediffmail.com or on our Facebook page.

Enjoy,

Sonal.

 

Website Review- Limeroad.com .

19 Jul

Hello everyone,

Hope your weekend’s going good. I am having a relaxed weekend as I have planned to pamper myself a bit. The monsoons are here and most of us prefer staying indoors, being cosy and sipping piping hot beverages. Many a times the rains kill our plans to go shopping, but at such a point of crisis we have the internet filled with plenty of shopping sites. One such shopping website and my personal favourite is Limeroad.com. You have everything from head to toe to shop for and that too with awesome offers and deals that will make your shopping experience even more blissful and all this by just sitting in front of your laptop or your smartphone.

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About Limeroad.com-

We are passionate about finding things that rise above the mundane; that we think will catch your eye and arrest it. Moreover, to bring these to you wherever you are and whenever you feel you have the time to indulge a little.

So we created a company to bring you products you will fall in love with; to give you a chance to create your own space, to tap into those hidden talents and make your personal looks and collections; to help you share your creations with friends to get that second opinion, to inspire or be inspired; and to help you shop in a way that you will find mesmerizing. LimeRoad is an online journey, connecting, product, places and, people. Flip the magazine pages to discover collections browse brands, explore cities, create your own looks..

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My Review on Limeroad.com-

Limeroad.com is a leading website today for online fashion shopping. When I visited their site for the first time I must say I was pretty impressed by their collection. From clothing to accessories to footwear, they just have it all. They also have a section for home and Kitchen which is an icing on the cake. The website is colourful and looks quite pleasing to the eyes, it is also very easy to navigate due to which you can easily filter out your options and find the item you are looking for. There is plenty to shop for all the age groups and for all sizes. If you are in a mood to revamp your wardrobe then this is the place to be as there are plenty of options to choose from and it will not leave a big hole in your wallet as well as the items are very reasonably priced.

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I got an opportunity to shop with Limeroad.com. I purchased this sling bag from them.. I am really impressed with their website, my product got shipped in a day and I received it after two days.. The quality of the bag is really good..

I would recommend everyone to shop from Limeroad.com…Hope this you all  like this review ..

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

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