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AVON EXTRA LASTING LIP GLOSS IN ENDLESS WATERMELON- REVIEW AND SWATCH.

29 Aug

AVON EXTRA LASTING LIP GLOSS IN ENDLESS WATERMELON- REVIEW AND SWATCH.

Hello there,
I am back with a review on a brand called Avon. Avon has been one of my favourite brand since years because they are affordable and of good quality.
Today I will be reviewing Avon Extra Lasting Lip gloss in the shade Endless Watermelon.

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From the Avon Website:-
Lip gloss you can apply once and be done! Extra lasting Lip Gloss has all day staying power and lasting moisture. The glossy colours looks great and give you luminous
shiny lips without be sticky! Colours are super glossy and sure to WOW. Get vivid lips with all day staying power!
BENEFITS
• Long lasting
• Moisturizing
• Non sticky
• Easy to apply
• Light-to-medium coverage
• Makes lips look shiny, glossy, and luminous
• Provides even coverage

How to use:
Glide your colour onto your lips and wear all day!

Price:Rs 330
Available only through Avon Representatives

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Review on Avon Extra Lasting Lip gloss in the shade Endless Watermelon.

I do not like using lip gloss a lot because I prefer lipsticks.But when I went through the Avon brochure,this lip gloss somehow looked really attractive to me.Lip gloss are used for any look, but for me it would go with a Smokey look.
Coming to this one, the packaging is really simple. It has a normal lip gloss packaging with a black cap and a wand for applying the lip gloss.I find the packaging simple and cute. It is travel friendly and even fits in the pocket. The wand helps to remove a proper quantity of the gloss and so it wont get wasted
or wont spill.

Talking about the texture and colour, the shade Endless Watermelon is a peachy golden gloss with shimmer.I really like the fact that it is pigmented and would give a smooth look on the lips. After applying it does feel a little bit heavy on lips, but that stays only for a bit of time.This colour can be used either on top of a lipstick or just the lip gloss. I like using this for my night look paired with a black Smokey look. The texture is quite moisturizing and smooth to use, so you might not need a lip balm for this.

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The staying power is really good as it stays for a longer time.It has a slight fragrance but that doesn’t linger for a long time.I like this shade a lot but I would like to try other shades too.The most important thing is that to buy Avon products can be bought only through their representatives which sometimes can be tedious to find.But for the price it offers, it is a really nice lip gloss and Avon generally has discounts every month on their products,so you might get them at a reasonable price.

In all, this lip gloss is an affordable one and if you like such type of lip shades you can go for it. I would skip it and try other shades.

Have you used any lip gloss from this range?? What do you think about this??  It would be great if you would comment below and share your favourites.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Review and Swatch- Maybelline Baby Lips Berry Crush

29 Jun

 

Hey all,

In my last post, I had reviewed a non tinted lip balm from Maybelline which moisturizes the lips and keeps them hydrated. You can check it here. Today I will be reviewing another tinted lip balm of this range.

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About Maybelline Berry Crush Lip Balm-

1. Kiss dull lips goodbye!
2. Moisturise lips for 6 hours with a vibrant pop of colour

For Best Results

Apply your lip balm by starting in the centre of your upper lip. Work from the Ecentre to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.

Price :- Rs 190

Available in stores and online at nykaa, flipkart and amazon.

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My Review on Maybelline Baby Lips Berry Crush:-

I always find tinted lip balms handy and useful. Whenever its a lazy or no makeup day, just a swipe of tinted lip balms on the lips and you ready to go. Maybelline Baby Lips Berry Crush is a tinted lip balm from the Baby Lips range. It comes in a red tube packaging which can be twisted.

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The texture is smooth and it glides on the lips well. When applied on the lips, it gives a light red tint which looks a bit shimmery and nice. I usually use them sometimes before using a matte lipstick, they make my lips feel smooth and hydrated. It is not that pigmented though and will need more swipes on pigmented lips.

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The Baby Lips range is one of my favourite range. No matter whichever lip balms I keep on purchasing, I get back to this. Berry Crush is definitely my favourite lip balms from Maybelline. What is your favourite Lip Balm??

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

 

 

REVIEW- THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE BLEMISH FADE NIGHT LOTION

21 Jun

Hey all,

So finally the rains have hit  the city and the weather is absolutely amazing. I can sit with a cup of coffee and my phone or a book and enjoy the weather all day. But my main concern during the rainy season are my hair and face. My hair becomes limp and face becomes oily. Double Trouble !! To combat my face issues I religiously follow the CTM routine. It really helps me keep my face acne and oil free. Today I would be talking about the M in my CTM routine. That’s the Moisturizer.Do you skip applying your moisturizer?? If yes, start using it twice a day and see the difference in your skin. Today I am going to review a star of my skincare routine and my HG moisturizer which is The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion.

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ABOUT THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TREE BLEMISH FADE NIGHT LOTION:-

A lightweight, soothing gel-crème for blemished skin.
• Replenishes moisture overnight
• Leaves skin looking matte
• Antibacterial action
• Clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin

Price: Rs 1095 for 30ml
Available at The Body Shop Stores and online here
How to use:
Apply this after cleansing and toning your face and massage it gently .

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MY REVIEW ON THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TREE BLEMISH FADE NIGHT LOTION:-

I have had acne issues since I was a teenage. Even after having 3 litres of water and maintaining a good diet , pimples use to pop on my face at the most unusual times. That was such an irritating phase. Phewww . Since a few years now thankfully my acne issues have gone. The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade lotion is a light weight and a bit creamy lotion which is white in colour.

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It comes in a green tube packaging with the pump. I like the packaging because the pump gives out only a lit bit of lotion and so there s no way that it can spill  or get wasted. It is extremely handy and travel friendly. The texture is creamy and has a slight fragrance of Tea tree. I take the lotion on my finger tips and then massage it gently in circular motion on my face. I concentrate more on my cheeks because I have a bit of blemishes there. It gets absorbed in my skin well.

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It hydrates my skin and my skin feels soft and fresh. I have used this since two years now and I am so happy with this. My acne and blemishes have reduced a lot. This is really effective and works well on my skin. The only con about this is the price. I feel it is overpriced. The lotion gets over in about two months. I would still buy it because it really benefits my skin.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Lotion is suitable for blemished or acne prone skin . It is a must have night lotion and is best used with The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Wash and Toner.

Have you used it ever?? What do you think about it?? Do comment below.You can also subscribe to our blog through email and get updates on the blog.

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Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

Review-Maybelline Baby Lips Antioxidant Berry Lip Balm

20 Jun

 

Lips are the best feature for many of us where we can experiment with different colours and products. I remember this Alia Bhatt ad for Maybelline, it was an ad for Baby Lips Lip Balm range. The moment I saw it I knew I had to buy them. Since then I have been addicted to this range and keep on trying their variants . They have various tinted and non tinted lip balms in this range. In my todays post, I would be reviewing Maybelline Baby Lips Antioxidant Berry Lip Balm.

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About Maybelline Baby Lips Antioxidant Berry Lip Balm:-

No more basic lip balm.
Our exclusive formula moisturises lips for a full 8 hours.
Lips renewed in 1 week* (*Based on panelists’ self-evaluations)

How to use:

Apply your lip balm by starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.

Price: Rs 175

Available at Maybelline outlets and online here

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My Review on Maybelline Baby Lips Antioxidant Berry Lip Balm

I have tried many lip balms like we all do. I literally have lot of lip balms here and there.. So I got this one because I needed something which is non tinted and moisturizing. To start with, I really liked the packaging of this lip balm, it is blue and pink in colour which looks cute. It comes with a retractable stick which is handy and travel friendly.  If I am not in a mood to carry my handbag, this fits in my wallet . So it gets a plus point there.

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While applying, the lip balm goes smooth on the lips and just two or three swipes are needed. After applying this my lips feel soft and nourished. I love the slight berry fragrance in it  though it doesn’t stay for a longer time. As it is non tinted, it gives a bit of  shine to the lips. It gives instant hydration. I use this lip balm mostly all the time. It has SPF 20 which is a plus point again. For me , this comes as a boon before applying matte lipsticks. The effect stays for a few hours on the lips ,so I keep on reapplying it.

In all this is a must have lip balm if you looking for a non tinted one. Let me know how do you like it?? I will be reviewing one more from this range soon.

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

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