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My Recent Mini Haul from Himalaya

26 Sep

My Recent Mini Haul from Himalaya

Hey everyone,

I know its been long since I have posted on the blog due to some personal reasons, but I would like to thank you all for supporting and following the blog which in turn reminds me of hosting a giveaway soon.

Recently I got a little skincare stuff from Himalaya. We all know that Himalaya is a natural brand that offers different skincare and body care products. What I really love about them is that they are easy to use, give great results yet on a budget.

So let get on what I bought from the Himalaya store recently-

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  1. Himalaya Refreshing Cleansing Milk-

This was a repurchase. I like using this when I skin looks extremely tired and dull. Just take a little of it on a cotton swab and clean your face with it and then wash with plain water. You will see how it removes the dirt and oiliness from the skin so effectively.

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2.  Himalaya Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion-

I have used this before and this was a repurchase again. It is a very soft textured cocoa butter lotion and the best part is that it has a mild fragrance. Though it takes a little time to absorb but the skin feels soft after applying it

3. Himalaya Orange Face Scrub-

Honestly I will be using this for the first time. Recently I feel my face has got a bit of tanning so I picked this up. Will definitely review this after using it .

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4. Himalaya Orange Peel Off Mask-

I am really fond of  this product and this is my third tube that I have purchased. I had an impression that peel off masks are messy  so I avoided using them, but this changed my entire perception of it . A definite must try. Review coming up soon.

In all , I got these products so that’s a mini haul from Himalaya. Do comment below and let us know what would you like to purchase from this brand.

Enjoy,

Sonal.

 

 

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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.

 

 

Livon Hair Serum Review

16 Nov

Hello everyone,

Winters are here and so are our hair woes. I usually love winters but skin starts getting dry and hair needs pampering all the time too. So today I will be talking about this product which I have been using daily since weeks. Of course we all have used this product someday, so I am here to share my review on this. I will be reviewing Livon Hair Serum.

Now we all have seen the Livon Ads on television or heard about it from friends or family. I always had the need to apply hair serums because of two reasons mainly which are dry hair and shine. So I started using this product weeks back and lets see how well did I like it.

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About Livon Hair Serum:-

New Livon Serum is a hair essential for damage protection. It controls frizz, eases out tangles and reduces breakage to give you silky, shiny hair. Unlike the earlier Livon Silky Potion, New Livon Serum is designed to be so lightweight that you don’t feel it at all once applied. It has a mild fragrance which is inspired by fine fragrances.

Key Benefits

Damage Protection

Controls frizz

Eases out tangle

Reduces breakage

Great Hair Texture:

Makes hair silk and shiny

Ingredients:

Vitamin E which nourishes hair and Mild Fragrance inspired by fine fragrances

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My Review on Livon Hair Serum:

My hair tends to be dry in winters and oily in summers. The packaging is super cute. It comes in a transparent bottle with a pink flip cap. It is travel friendly and can be carried in the handbag easily. I like the transparent packaging as it is easy to keep a track on how much serum is remaining.

This serum is transparent and has a bit of thick consistency. You do not need a lot of product at all , just a bit according to your hair length and you good to go. Applying more of it might make your hair look a bit limp. I apply this on damp hair and then use a hair brush.

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Now coming to the claims it makes, Yes it entangles my hair nicely ,gives the shine to them and makes it manageable. It controls frizz to an extent and so I like this product. This product is available online and in stores and is priced at Rs  115 for 50ml. It will take me 2 to 3 months to finish this serum as I don’t need a lot of quantity of it.

Livon Hair Serum is a good product and can be used whenever you plan to wash your hair and your hair will be good to go.

Let me know if you have used it before and how was ur experience with it??

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BODY SHOP FUJI GREEN TEA BODY WASH REVIEW

19 Aug

Hey all,
We all go through those hectic working days which stress us a lot  and gives us an urge to relax and go for a spa. But it is not possible to do that all the time. So The Body Shop introduced a range of Fuji Green Tea. Now if you haven’t checked that range yet, I recommend you to go and check it when you can. Recently I bought some stuff from The Body Shop and restocked my essentials. Today I am going to review one of my latest essentials which is The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash.

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About the The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash:-

Cleanse and purify skin, while detoxing body and soul, with the crisp and refreshing scent of Fuji Green Tea™ Body Wash. Discover more about the Green Tea Ceremony → • Soap-free, lather rich formula • Cleanses and purifies skin • Infused with the power of antioxidant green tea from Japan • For healthy looking skin • To increase lather, use with our Bath Lily • Enriched with Community Fair Trade Honey from Ethiopia

Price :- Rs 425 for 250gms

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Availability: Online and In stores.

My Review on  The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash:

To start with The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash comes in a light green transparent bottle which is super handy and travel friendly. As it is transparent , you can actually check how much product remains inside it.

It is a super cute bottle which can be stored anywhere you like.  Now as soon as you will open the cap, it smells so awesome, like a fragrance which is so refreshing and will rest your senses. The texture of this the body wash is liquid and transparent in colour.

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I like the effect it creates after applying it on my skin. It lathers really well. It creates a spa kind of environment and is apt for those hectic days of your life. This can be used on a regular basis and is not overpriced . In fact I got this from their online store with a 20% percent discount on it. So you can keep on checking their online store for great deals.

I usually use this body wash and their body lotion together. The body wash does make my skin softer and better. It is my favourite skincare essential at the moment.

In all, you can try this body wash and it does work great. I will repurchase this once it is over and would like to try their scrub too.

Let me know, how do you like this one??

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

NAIL PAINTS TO TRY THIS SUMMER

11 Mar

 

Hello everyone,

I am so obsessed with colours and especially right now, as summers have began. We all prefer wearing bright colours during summer season. Nail paints are one such essential item in my beauty kit, I mean I really cant live without them. Changing nail colours frequently is one of my habit or hobby. There are so many nail colours and I am always curious to try all of them together. So lets talk about some nail paints you could try this summer.

1) Maybelline Color Show- Sweet Sunshine

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Sunny days are here again and so is the shade yellow. This one by Maybelline Color show is a treat to the nails. Its a bright yellowish shade and totally apt for this season.

2) Maybelline Color Show- Feisty Fuschia

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Another one from the Maybelline Color Show series. Well , I really like almost all the colours of that range, but this one is definitely my favorite. It is a hot pink shade and will look great in summers. A pink had to be included… Which girl can stay without a pink colour in their stash?? I am sure no one.. Hehe..
3) Loreal Paris Le Vernis Nail Enamel – Fatal Love

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Love can indeed be fatal and dangerous just like this deep red shade from Loreal Paris Le Vernis range. This is perfect for a date night during the summers. We all love red, so its perfect for that then.

4) Nykaa Pastel Nail Paint Collection – Mint Meringue

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Pastel shades are for summers basically. Mint meringue is a minty greenish shade which looks beautiful on any pastel dress or attire. I totally love this shade.

5) StreetWear Color Rich Nail Enamel- Lady Blue Eyes

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I was never fond of a blue nail paint ever, but when I bought this it had to become my favourite. At a mere price of Rs 70, this one is a superb pick. Its a blue shade which will definitely suit Indian skin tone. Its definitely worth a try.
Well, so this is my tried and tested list of the nail paints I have loved using this summer. Let me know if you like any of them and comment your favourites too.

Enjoy,

Sonal.

Neutrogena Hand Cream Review

5 Oct

Hello everyone,

The weather in Pune keeps on changing all the while so does my skincare routine. Somedays its raining here, sometimes the days are hot and nights are cooler. Recently I bought some stuff of Neutrogena from a local store in which I purchased this Neutrogena Hand Cream which I wil be reviewing today.

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Lets see what the company claims about it-
This clinically proven, highly concentrated formula rapidly heals dry hands. It noticeably improves the look and feel of your skin. Hands feel soft and smooth after just one application.
⦁ Long-lasting
⦁ Glycerin-rich
⦁ Concentrated
⦁ Available in Original and Fragrance-free

How to use the product-
Apply a dab and smooth onto hands as needed throughout the day.

Price – Rs 300

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My Review on Neutrogena Hand Cream-
To start with,I love using different sort of hand creams, especially the ones which have amazing fragnance and are light weight to use. This hand cream is a bit different from others. It looks like a gel when removed from the tube, but gets easily absorbed in the skin.It comes in a small white tube with the details printed on it. On applying the hand cream on your hands, it feels a bit greasy. It takes time to settle down, and once its settled completely, my hands feel really smooth and silky. I apply the cream on my hands, elbows and even knees once a day and it does an amazing job. It is very handy and easy to use, so I carry it with me without any hassle.

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To conclude with, I would give it a full score as it is such a brilliant product. I am definitely addicted to it. I would recommend this for extremely dry hands.
Do let me know , if you have tried it and what’s your take on it?
Enjoyy,
Sonal

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