Saturday, December 3, 2016

Monthly Makeup Haul Post




Hi Friends!


How are you all doing guys?? Well I am doing really great, as winter approaching,  enjoying this lovely weather to the fullest. J Hope you guys have checked my Instagram stories about the Nykaa Beauty Bar Event and the M&G with the one and only beautiful bong Debasree at Taj Bengal!!! Such a great time we had there, in case u have missed all those fun stories just Click here .  So today I am here with a haul post and without wasting anymore time, lets jump into the hauling now! :-)

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation:


Well this foundation has been in my wishlist for long and because it has the shimmer particles in it, I was little confused and somehow I restricted myself from buying it, but my cousin sister’s wedding is in the coming week, so thought of getting it because illuminating foundation can be good option for parties or any occasions , got this foundation in shade ‘Natural Flare’.

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick:



This product looks absolutely beautiful, I am in love with the entire packaging of this product! I swatched it one or two times and I am really happy to see the decent enough pigmentation of it. cant wait to give a full detailed review on it. :-)


Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color:


I have got 5 from this range, they are having beautiful shades from light to vibrant, light weighted formula, simply great texture and yes I am going to grab the other shades too. 

The shades I have got:

·         Plum Feather
·         Blush Velvet
·         Pink Plush
·         Rose Touch
·         Fuchsia Suede

Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in ‘Deep Black’:


I was running out of the old one so bought this and yes I have tried many kajals so far from affordable to high end brand but needless to say this is the best kajal I have ever used. So “back up rakhna to banta hi hain!!!” ( need to keep the back up of it)

Colorbar Perfect Match BB Beauty balm:


I have tried The Body Shop vitamin E BB cream, but the problem with the product is, I have got the ‘Medium’ shade which is a wrong match to my skin tone and makes me look darker L , so got this Colorbar BB cream which I have found the perfect match for my skintone , having SPF 20 in it and paraben free too!

Faces Glam On Perfect Noir Eyeliner:


I have heard some really good reviews about this eyeliner, though I haven’t tried it yet but I will surely post a review on this product once I start using it.

Nykaa Nail Enamel and Matte Lacquer:


I have a really bad habit of chewing on my nails, but somehow I have managed to grow them up because of my cousin sister’s wedding, so I am gonna flaunt my nails with these pretty nail paints
So that’s all about my haul post today! Hope you guys enjoyed it J

Bbye
Dona

Thursday, November 24, 2016

DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer in Shade ‘Moulin Rouge’, Review and Swatches


Hi ladies!



Hope you all are doing great! Today I am going to review a Gel Nail Lacquer by DeBelle, in shade ‘Moulin Rouge’. Well I do have a bad habit of chewing on nails and it’s a real struggle for me to grow them u know! Sad me L but nail polishes have always come into the rescue and they stopped me to chew my nails :-P ,  wearing polish all the time makes our nails brittle and prone to breakage but DeBelle nail polish is enriched with a natural ingredient i.e seaweed extract which helps the nail to breathe and promotes our nail growth.

Now before going to review, let me introduce the brand with you guys! J

About DeBelle:



A brand of AGS INC. Bangalore, India, they have launched personal care products including beauty and skincare with natural ingredients. They have created all their beauty products with a unique formulation by an award winning cosmetologist that not only fulfil our daily needs but also with added benefits in the long run.  ‘DeBelle’ is a French word which means ‘Beautiful’ and therefore their motto is “Bring Out The Beautiful U”

DeBelle products are:

·         DeBelle fairness talc
·         DeBelle Fairness Cream
·         DeBelle Moisturizing Lotion
·         DeBelle Revitalizing Hair Oil
·         DeBelle Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
·         DeBelle Nail Lacquer

Now let’s start with the review J

What the products says:



This nail polish is from the house of DeBelle. It is Maroon in color and has gel finish. Furthermore, it has a long lasting effect and contains natural seaweed extract. This natural extract helps to promote nail growth and lets your nail to breathe.
Ingredient:

Nail polish is enriched with a natural ingredient which is seaweed extract, and for your information seaweed helps our nails to breathe and promotes nail growth

Price:



295(INR) for 8ml

Availability:

You can get it from their own website here Click Here  You can buy from amazon also here Click Here

My take on the product:




The nail polish packaging is very elegant with a silver wide top cap. The application brush has a perfect wide even tip so you can get the perfect coating with one or two stroke without any hassle. I am in love with this formula, instant drying nail polish that dries within a few seconds and gives a beautiful gel finish look. Due to the smooth formula you can easily achieve an even application. Color payoff is great I must say, you need only one or two stroke for an opaque finish with full coverage. I don’t know about the light shades, but yes ‘Moulin Rouge’ is a gorgeous reddish maroon shade which needs maximum of two strokes for a pretty decent coverage. This gel nail lacquer is long lasting which stays up to 4 to 5 days without any patchiness or chipped nails.

Pros:

·         Gel based formula
·         Dries very quickly
·         Enriched with seaweed extracts which helps our nails to breathe and promotes nail growth
·         Smooth, easy and even application
·         Great pigmentation, two strokes are enough to get a decent opaque finish look
·         Long lasting, stays up to 4 to 5 days without chipped nails
·         Comes in beautiful various shades

Cons:

·         I couldn’t find any!

Verdict:

Overall I am really impressed with the gel formula as I have never tried a gel nail lacquer before, so I can say my first experience is quite really good! It dries up so quickly, giving a beautiful gel finish look and the best part of this nail polish is it enriched with a natural ingredient which is seaweed extract that definitely makes this as a breathable nail lacquer which helps your nails to breathe and yes it promotes our nail growth too, so this is surely an added benefit. I would totally recommend this nail lacquer to all my friends to try for.

Rating:

5/5

That’s all for today darlings!

Bbye
Dona

***PR sample.Honest Review***



Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fab Bag November 2016 Unboxing and Mini Review


Hi Lovely ladies!




How are you all doing ladies?? Hope you all had a happy weekend J , well I am really very late on posting November 2016 fab bag but better late than never right? And the reason for my late post is only because I am not very fond of subscription boxes and never order those boxes on pre- booking basis, I always go with ordering only if I feel all the products are worth trying and hence worth buying. So I thought of ordering current month’s Fab Bag and I got it delivered on yesterday.


The products I have got:

City Color Be Matte Lipstick in ‘Jenny’:




I have got to choose the lipstick shade and I picked up  ‘Jenny’, a beautiful red shade, though I have lot of reds but I feel it is quite unique red shade and yes it Is going to be one of my favourite and mostly used red lippies J it is not a powdery matte formula and has really smooth texture. It is cost for 500(INR) and comes in a full size makeup product in the bag.

Just Herbs Aloe Vera Facial Massage Gel:



I have got to try quite a few Just Herbs products, and I love them all. I was eyeing to this massage gel for long and this product is one of the main reasons for ordering November Fab Bag. Gel texture is so smooth and it has a nice soothing fragrance, applied it once and felt it melts into my skin effortlessly.  The full size product cost for 445(INR) 100gm and my product contains 50gm

Natural Bath & Body Sweet Ocean Body Mist:



I love using body mists and this has a really soothing aqua fragrance. Full sized product costs for 325(INR) 200ml and I have got a sample size which is 50ml.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate:



I thought of trying this concentrate before but somehow I was more convinced with the Drops of Light serum and bought it. But well I am happy to get this deluxe sized sample because I was running out of my current serum and I need a new one, but for now I will try this concentrate. Full sized costs for 2895(INR) 30ml and I have got 7ml sample sized product.

Price:

599(INR)

Verdict:

Overall I am really happy with all the products I have got in my Fab bag, it contains a makeup product as well as some really nice skincare stuffs! great value for money I must say!! I quite liked the copper golden pouch which I am going to use as my go to makeup pouch. I would like to recommend this month's fab bag to all my friends!.

Have you got your November Month's Fab Bag ? Do let me know what is your favorite product from this month's Fab Bag :-)

You can get the Fab Bag from here Click Here

That's all for today ladies!

bbye
Dona


Friday, November 18, 2016

7 Gorgeous Hairstyles for the Winter [Guest Post]


The winter cold can play havoc on your beautiful tresses and make them subject to dryness and frizziness that can create other hair issues. It becomes difficult to manage your hair in winter, leave aside styling it in the perfect way. Having said that, here 7 gorgeous hairstyles for the winter that are not only easy to fashion but also take the little time to enhance your style quotient to the maximum. So, don’t let the cold, dry weather get you blue, get up and style your hair with these super easy and stylish hairdos.

The Ballerina Bun


The ballerina bun proves to be super stylish and easy way to style your hair in winters. So, all you need to do is tie your hair in a high ponytail with an elastic band and start rotating the ponytail in the preferred direction to fashion the bun. Moreover, you can experiment with your bun by using the two-part method while twisting your hair into a bun with one part done in a clockwise direction and the other one twisted in an anticlockwise direction for an even better look.

Try A Neat Braided Look




In winter, you need a quick yet stylish hairdo that can transform your dry hair and un kept hair into a stylish hairstyle. Braids might be just the cure that your hair needs. Comb your hair with a side parting and bring them to the left side and tie with an elastic band. Next, create a three strand braid or faux fishtail braid to make your hair look nicely done with a braid.

Half-up Hair Do


In case you are running out of time in the morning and need a quick hairdo for your hair, you can opt for the half-up hair do. Take the front section of your hair after combing it well and tie it in a knot using the elastic band and let the rest of your hair stay down to add a subdued look. This half-up hairdo offers a stylish look that can’t go wrong with any casual or formal attire.

Long Bob


The latest trend of hairdos in winters worn by many a lady on the red carpet is the long bob that makes the hair blunt and cuts just above the shoulders. It can also include stacked layers to add more style and fun. Moreover, you can have an edgy look if you prefer having the ends that are thinned out to make more of a style statement.

Rope Braid


Getting late for office and still need to deal with messy hair in winters, then the rope braid can come to your rescue as it takes less than a minute to do your hair. You need to bring your hair to one side, preferably a left one and make two partings. Now twist each section to the left side and simultaneously bring the left section over the right one until the end and secure it with an elastic.

Braided Ponytail




The braided ponytail is also an easy way to style your hair in less than five minutes to make you look super urban and chic. Make a side parting and take some of the hair from the front side and to create a French braid or a three strand braid till the nape of the neck and secure it with a pin. Next, make a low ponytail to get the hair done in a nice way.

Twisted Halo


The twisted halo is one of the most stylish, cool and easy ways to do your hair without any need of hair accessories. All you need to fashion this hairdo is to make a center parting in your hair on the front side and take a small section from each side. Now twist both sections of the hair till you reach the back side and secure them with the pins to get a perfectly styled look.

Conclusion

Hair in winters needs care and some experimentation to make you look stylish and elegant. So, don’t get disheartened as the winter season arrives as you can make your hair look trendy and super fun by trying out the above mentioned different hairdos. Moreover, the hairstyles mentioned above would hardly take less than five minutes from your busy schedule and would offer you a super look.



Author Bio: 

Hi guys. My name is Miranda, and I am a professional hairstylist based in New York. I have been in the fashion industry for the past 10 years and have been graced to work with the some of the top ranking professionals in the field. For the latest information on hair products, styling tips and more, check out my Hair straightener reviews.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Elle18 Color Pops Matte Lipsticks Swatches, Review



Hi Beauties!




Hope you all are doing well. Today I am here with some lipstick swatches from Elle18 Color Pops Matte Lipsticks range, being a lipstick junkie I do not miss the chances to get my hands on newly launched lipsticks but somehow I miss this range and my instant literally commanded me that I must own some of the shades from this range too (Just Kidding! :-P) and yes I am here with three of the shades today J

Let’s start with the review now.

What the product says:




High color payoff and matte formulated lipstick

Price:

 100(INR) 4.3gm

Availability:

Availability is an issue for these lipsticks, they are not online available moreover they are oos most of the time in local stores, though you might get some of the shades from your choices but you could not get the reach of the whole range and that’s really sad! L

Pigmentation:




Decent color off I must say, 2 or 3 swipes can give you the full coverage with opaque finish but I guess darker shades are much more pigmented as I have got 2 dark shades and they need only a single swipe and you could get the full coverage.

Staying Power:




It can easily stay up to 3 to 4 hours with little fading.

My take on the product:



L To R Chocolate Day, Prom Pink, Berry Dance

Berry Dance

Prom Pink


Chocolate Day


These lipsticks come in black cute plastic tube packaging with a girl face printed over it, I feel somehow the closure of the tube is not that much sturdy. Now coming to the texture part which is creamy and glides smoothly on your lips, it is creamier matte formula rather than powdery matte and does not settle into your lip lines which is good and not being a true matte formula it should not suck up your lip moisture or emphasize your dry lip lines. On the very first application it will give a satin finish look which will eventually turn into a semi matte finish effect after sometime. These lipsticks have a decent wear time which is 3 to 4 hours with drinks, snacks but starts to fade after that and could not survive meals leaving an even stain behind. Impressive color payoff, darker shades need only one swipe to give a full coverage. I got three shades from this range and those are prom pink, berry dance and chocolate day.

Prom Pink: A bright coral pink
Berry Dance: Dark berry shade
Chocolate Day: Very dark chocolaty brown shade

Pros:

·         Super affordable
·         Beautiful shades in this particular range
·         Creamy matte formula
·         Impressive color payoff
·         Decent staying power of 3 to 4 hours

Cons:

·         Transfers a bit
·         Availability issue

Verdict:

Overall I am super impressed with these lipsticks , good pigmentation, decent staying power, creamy matte formula with great affordable price range, a must buy lipstick range from Elle18 and I would totally recommend to all my lovely ladies to try for.

Thumps up to these lipsticks!

Rating:

4/5

That’s all for today darlings!

Bbye
Dona







Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review on The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum


 Hi friends!



Hope you all guys are doing great! Today I am going to review a skincare product from The Body Shop, Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum. It has been quite a few months since I have started using this product and I have got to see some real improvements on the blemishes and discolorations near my chin area. I was little sceptical before trying this product as I have a little sensitive skin near my chin and nose area but this serum didn’t give me any kind of break outs or other skin irritations. Now please keep on reading me to know more about this product.


Let’s get started then!


What the product claims:



A very lightweight serum that absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it velvety soft and shine free. Clinically proven to reduce the number and intensity of dark spots.

- Clinically proven to reduce the number and intensity of dark spots
- Lightweight texture, that quickly absorbs into the skin
- Leaves skin plumped with moisture
- Instantly skin looks brighter and more luminous
- With regular use, skin appears smoother, more healthy and translucent.

Ingredients:




How to Use:

Apply 2 to 3 drops onto the face and neck and gently massage into skin every morning and evening before applying a cream



Price:

2450(INR) for 30ml

Availability:

You can get it from here Click Here

My take on the product:





The product comes in a white classy glass bottle with a dropper cap on the top.  The packaging looks really elegant, it contains all the information about ingredients and other details too. The bottle is opaque so it is not possible to check the amount of the product remaining from the outside. Now coming to the texture part, which is very light weighted, water based and clear with no signs of colour at all. This has a very light fragrance which is not at all over powering, so don’t worry about sensitive noses, it’s not going to bother you. It looks like non- sticky and you will not feel any greasiness in your hands or face during application. Though it is completely water based, but I somehow feel it has a mild moisturizing effect which doesn’t lasts very long, so you need a moisturizer after this serum. I use 2 drops for each application which is enough to cover my full face, I generally rub the serum between my palm and pat all over my face.  I am using this serum twice in a day (morning and night before going to bed) for last few months without any fail, and I am really happy to see the results I am getting from it. It actually does almost everything whatever it claims, it helped me to reduce my mild dark spots and discoloration near chin area, and overall it helped me to get even skin tone near that area. It can give an instant brighten looking skin immediately after application and you could notice a clear, smooth and healthy skin for sure with regular usage.

Pros:

·         Light weighted non- greasy and non- oily serum
·         Mild fragrance
·         Works effectively on reducing dark spots, skin discoloration
·         Makes skin brighter looking with regular usage
·         Gives a smooth, healthy glow
·         Leaves skin plumped with mild moisturization effect
·         Little quantity required for each application

Cons:

·         A bit pricey



Verdict:

Overall I am really very impressed with it and this has become my HG serum! It does everything whatever it claims like reducing dark spots, skin discoloration, making skin healthy and brighter looking and plumped with moisturization effect, so I will definitely repurchase this product and would totally recommend it to all of you guys who you want to look over it’s price and go for it!

Thumps up to this product!

Rating:

4.5/5



That’s all for today darlings!!!

Bbye
Dona