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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.

 

 

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CURRENT FAVOURITES-OCTOBER 2016

7 Oct

Hey all,

Its been a long time since I have posted something and so I am back with another post. First of all I would like to wish all my readers Happy Navaratri and DurgaPuja. Its a festive month ahead with Diwali coming in soon. Today I am sharing my current favourites for October and are my cult favourites for the festive season. I will be soon writing about some hacks for the festive month. So Let’s Begin.

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CURRENT FAVOURITES-OCTOBER 2016

1) Maybelline Fit Me Concealer-

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This is one product that I have been in love with. I have never used concealers much , but we all keeps on needing them during the festive season. I use the concealer on acne scars and this one does the job.Most of the times , I use Maybelline Fit Me Concealer with my BB Cream and its perfect to go. I use the shade from the Fit me Range. I will be posting a detailed review on this soon.

2) NYX  Soft Matte Lip Creme in Prague

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This beautiful shade from NYX named Prague is a beautiful lip shade. I have already reviewed this in my previous posts.

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3)  Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

This eyeshadow from Maybelline has a perfect blend of all the colours for the festive makeup. I usually like to go for the Smoky Eye , so this palette is very handy to use

4) Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick In Shade 1-

This is one of my favourite Red Lipstick from Rimmel. It is a deep red shade which will suit most of the Indian Skin tones

5) BBlunt Dry Shampoo:

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Last but not the least, I really feel good the day my hair looks nice. As it is not possible to shampoo my hair everyday, I use this dry shampoo from BBlunt. Trust me on this , it has been a big saviour.

Let me know what are your favourites of the festive month.

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 COCOA BUTTER BODY BUTTER

20 Jun

Hey all,

If you have seen our latest instagram post, I did a haul from The Body Shop. You can join us on Instagram here. We all love that brand and they completed 10 years this year. I so love their products, every penny spent on their products is worth it. My entire skincare routine consists of their products. Let me know if you all would like me to do a skincare routine post. Coming back to today’s review , today I will be reviewing a gem of The Body Shop , which is Cocoa Body Butter.

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About The Body Shop Cocoa Body Butter:

This super-rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Community Fair Trade cocoa butter and has a sweet cocoa scent.
• 24-hour hydration
• Great for very dry skin
• Sweet cocoa scent

Price: Rs 1095 for 200ml

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Available at The Body Shop Stores and you can buy it online here

How to use

Massage into skin. Be generous! It works even better straight after a bath or shower.

My Review on The Body Shop Cocoa Body Butter:-

The Body Shop Cocoa Body Butter comes in a tub packaging which is safe and travel friendly. All the details of the products are mentioned on the back of the tub. On opening the tub, this smells awesome.. The only word I get in my mind when I open is Chocolateeee. Yes it smells some what like chocolate. I am an avid chocolate lover . This body butter has a butter like texture and on application it has to be massaged well so that it absorbs in the skin. It takes a bit of time to get absorbed in the skin.

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After applying it, the skin feels soft and nourished and the effect stays almost for 12 to 13 hours. It doesn’t need to be applied again and again. This body butter is a must from their range for the dry skin. It is a bit overpriced but they do keep on having discounts and offers on their products. I have just finished half of the tub in the last six months and it will go for the rest of the year.

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Considering everything, this is a real must have in your skincare routine. Will I the body shop cocoa butter review0repurchase this one?? Well, I would really like to try other variants in the body butter range after this gets over.

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

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

BEST TONERS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

17 Jun

Hey all,

In my last two posts, I had compiled a list of Best Face Washes for Acne Prone Skin and Best Moisturizers for Acne Prone Skin. Today, I am listing down the Best Toners for Acne Prone Skin.Now if you are wondering if toners are really important in your skincare regime?? The answer is Yes , they are.. Why?? Toners help to tighten the pores and make the skin look fresh and clean.So , lets take a look at the list..

Related: Best Face Washes for Acne Prone Skin

Related:  Best Moisturizers for Acne Prone Skin

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HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY THE TONER:-

Usually , Toner should be used after cleansing your face with a suitable face wash. It can be applied with the help of a cotton swab.

BEST TONERS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

ACNES SOOTHING TONER:-

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Price: Rs 180

Acnes Soothing Toner contains Salicylic Acid which helps tighten pores and reduce acne break outs.It helps to retain the moisture in the skin yet being effective. Its totally suitable for acne prone skin. It is a budget toner at the price of Rs 180.

Sebamed Deep Cleansing Facial Toner

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Price : Rs 400

Sebamed Deep Cleansing Facial Toner contains hazel witch and cucumber , both the ingredients heal and soothe acne. Priced at Rs 400 its a bit over the budget, but it really is effective.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner

 

 

 

 

 

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Price: Rs 695

The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner is my HG toner. I use this twice a day on a daily basis. It soothes my skin and I have seen a considerable change in my skin after using this. There are less breakouts and skin looks fresh and healed. I lovee this…

FabIndia Tea Tree Toner

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Price: Rs 200

FabIndia Tea tree toner is a budget toner which contains goodness of Tea Tree, Neem and Turmeric Extract. It helps to keep the skin clear and fresh. A tea tree toner at a budget.

FabIndia Rose Water

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Price: Rs 240

Surprised?? What is this doing in this list?? Well, Rose water is a natural toner without any side effects. FabIndia Rose water can be used as a toner and it does remove all traces of dirt from the skin. Definitely a must try…

So here I complete the series of  Best for Acne Prone Skin. Soon, I would be writing for dry skin . Do check them out. Let me know your favourite toners…

Enjoyy,

Sonal.

 

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