Tuesday, December 29, 2015

My Envy Box December 2015

Hi Beautiful Ladies,

I finally received my Envy Box yesterday. It is the first Envy Box that I ordered and I am very happy with all the products inside my box. I am also really excited to try them out all.



So here is a quick view of all the products I got in the box:




Catrice Range of Eye liners: 

Extremely fine liners by Catrice, thanks to the felt-tip application that is simple and accurate, it is also available in multiple shapes and sizes. I got the deep black color. It is very long lasting and yet very easy to remove.

Price:

660(INR)

Catrice Nail Polish:

Color intensive nail polishes in trendy shades, perfectly compliment every fashion look. I got a gorgeous blue shade.

Price:

445(INR)

Ananda Facial Moisturizer for Normal To Dry Skin:

A light non greasy cream infused with balancing rose and hydrating sandalwood, helps prevent early signs of ageing, it also hydrates, stimulates cell renewal and smoothens fine lines. Rose stimulates cell renewal and sandalwood protects from environmental aggressors keeping skin soft, supple and rejuvenated. Since I have dry skin, I hope it really work for my skin.

Price:

1350(INR) for 50gm

O3+ Whitening Mask:

Whitening mask is infused with Vitamin C and active ingredients from natural botanical extracts and essential vitamins helps whitening the skin. Application of this mask has to be done evenly on the face and left for 15minutes, it is gently wiped out with a wet towel.

Price:

775(INR) for 50gm

Bioderma photoderm AKN Mat SPF30:

A Bioderma innovation, the exclusive fluidativ patent in Photoderm AKN Mat biologically regulates serum quality to keep pores from becoming clogged and prevent the appearance of blemishes, which is often exacerbated after periods of sun exposure. This is a bad for combination/oily skin and hence no use for me.

Price:

1400(INR) for 40ml

Overall I am totally happy with all the products . It's a mix bag of makeup and skincare items, I loved the eyeliner and nail polish most which are in full size and rest are all sample size which can be used for maximum two to three times.



That's all for today
bbye
<3<3<3
Dona

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Review on The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil

Hello Girlies!!!



How are you doing in this cold weather? Are you taking care of your skin properly because this is an important time when your skin needs lots of drinks to keep it hydrated and moisturized. Well I have already started pampering my skin with a lovely product from The Body Shop. So today I will be sharing my experiences of their newly launched oils of life range  - Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil.



What the product claims:
Infused with three precious seed oils and a blend of seven essential oils, we've created the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil. The lightweight and quickly absorbing texture leaves a non-sticky finish, melting onto the skin, leaving it silky and soft. Instantly, skin appears smoother, more radiant, revived, revitalized and nourished. After 4 weeks, the signs of aging appear reduced, wrinkles appear minimized, and skin feels more elastic and firm.
We searched around the word.



How to use:
This dermatologically tested oil can be applied every morning and evening before applying a cream. Apply 1 to 2 drops maximum (2-3 for very dry skin) onto the face and neck and gently massage into the skin. Follow with one of our Oils of Life moisturizers. 



Price:
3095(INR) for 30 ml


My take on the product:
The product comes in a white paper box packed with a sleek, sturdy and cute golden yellowish glass bottle inside which has a black dropper on the top that acts as a dispenser. I love this packaging as it is very handy and convenient to use while travelling. The facial oil is colorless and it smells good, its refreshing light lavender smell is really very good. It is very light weight in texture, it absorbs into your skin very easily and you could find it has a non-sticky finish. It can effortlessly melts into your skin leaving a velvety soft finish which is great!!!. I have very dry skin, so  I always prefer using oils or serum at night since they help keep my skin hydrated all day long. I have been following this regime for a year and I am really happy with the result. Everyone can use facial oil even the oily skin ones as it balances the oil secretion making the skin well hydrated, revitalized and firmed. The body shop discovered such a facial oil which consists of all the goodness of black cumin, camellia & rosehip, which are all cold pressed seed oils, with other pure forms of oil. I use a cleanser, then The Body Shop's oils of life essence as a toner followed by this facial oil. As I have dry skin, I take 3 to 4 drops and gently massage it all over my face. You can get a complete dance routine massage video on their youtube channel (or Complete usage technique can be found here). Number of drops may vary depending upon your skin. Since it is winter, my dry skin needs serious attention, so this facial oil is responsible for the proper care of my skin. I can feel baby soft skin, moisturized and plumped every morning I wake up, without any dryness or patchiness, completely velvety soft skin through out the day. It also claims to reducing signs of ageing, that’s wow!!!! 




Pros:
·         Great ingredients list
·         Light soothing smell
·         Keeps skin hydrated all day long
·         You can feel baby soft smooth, firmed and plumped skin thought the day
·         It claims of reducing signs of ageing
·         Removes dryness and patchiness
·         Light-weighted texture
·         Absorbs very easily and melts into your skin very well
·         Sturdy, sleek packaging
·         Leaves non-sticky finish
·         Need little quantity for each application, so a single bottle will go a long way

Cons:
·         Nothing as such


Verdict:
Overall I like this facial oil; it is the perfect combination of all good cold pressed seed oils with all their goodness preserved in it. It requires small quantity, it is of light-weight and has a sleek packaging which makes it convenient to use. It makes your skin super velvety soft, plumped, firmed, hydrated and moisturized all day long with their anti-ageing property. All skin type people can easily use this facial oil but number of drops may vary according to their skin nature. It is a must have facial oil, and I did definitely recommend this to all my beauties.

Rating: 
5/5
Thumps up to this oils of life facial oil
Bbye
<3<3<3
Dona

Friday, December 25, 2015

Review and Swatches of Mac Lipstick in shade ‘Mocha’

Hi beauties!!!

How are you my lovely ladies doing? Today I am going to review one of my favorite lipsticks from my personal stash, Mac ‘Mocha’. This shade is very popular and unique neutral shade from their satin range lipsticks and girls like me who loves the neutrals are definitely going to love it.


What the product claims:
MAC describes Mocha as a peachy yellow-brown in satin finish.

Price:
1450(INR)
Pigmentation:
Super pigmentation, one swipe is enough for opaque finish.
Staying power:
It can stay up to 4 to 5 hours easily for me


My take on this product:
This lipstick comes in a black sturdy typical Mac lipstick packaging. For me ‘Mocha’ is a sweet peachy brown neutral shade which is suitable for almost every Indian skin tones. Texture wise it is super creamy, a little matte- a little satin finish; some may find this little drying on their lips but I never felt any dryness after applying it. It is soft and smooth, glides very easily onto your lips. This doesn’t cause patches and it never settle into your fine lines. It smells like light vanilla and is not very strong on smell. It is highly pigmented, one swipe is enough for opaque finish and surprisingly it can cover up the pigmented lips. That feature is only because of its intense color pay off formulation, which is really great!!! Staying power is great, can lasts up to 5 to 6 hours with light snacks and drinks, and would only fade a little. This is truly a neutral shade ideal for office wear.



Pros:
·         Sturdy packaging which is handy
·         Highly pigmented, one swipe is enough for opaque finish
·         Staying power is good which is up to 5 to 6 hours
·         Formula is nondrying (those who having extremely dried lips, put lip balm underneath)
·         Soft satin texture glides easily
·         Suitable for almost every Indian skin tones

Cons:
·         None

Verdict:
Overall it is a very nice neutral shade, soft smooth nondrying formulated satin finish lipstick. Sturdy packaging, with super pigmentation, great staying power and many more. A true shade for daily and office wear and suits almost every Indian skin tone.
Rating:
5/5
Thumps up to this lipstick!!!!
Bbye
<3<3<3
Dona

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Review on Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Brightening Ayurvedic Face Scrub

Hi girls!!!


Wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Hope you are all set to usher in the festive season. Today I am going to review Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Brightening Ayurvedic face scrub. It was on my wishlist for a very long time and now it on my skincare stash list !!! yaay. I have been using this product for last two weeks and thought of sharing my findings about this.



What the product claims:
Kumkumadi face scrub is specially formulated with pure Ayurvedic kumkumadi oil, A miraculous beauty fluid which is made with 12 precious and rare ingredients to help smooth fine lines, illuminate skin color and promote new cell growth. Our Ayurveda based formula is blended with finest Saffron from Kashmir to brighten your skin, reduce dark circles and pigmentation. Finely ground Sweet Almond rich in Vitamin E & D nourishes and nurtures while exfoliating pollutants and impurities for a glowing complexion.



Benefits:
. Illuminates skin colour
. Reduces dark circles
. Reduces pigmentation
. Reduces fine lines




Price:
995(INR) for 50gm





My take on the Product:
The product comes in an orange paper box which contains the glass jar with the product inside and a wooden spatula. Since it has the jar container, the spatula is very useful to take out the product without using hand, that maintains the hygiene factor. The glass jar is sturdy but little heavy to travel with, so please be careful while handling. The product is light yellowish colored, with a light fragnance, which is very creamy in texture with rounded scrub particles. The scrub particles gently exfoliate your skin, cleans out your dirt, removing skin’s dead cell making it clear, radiant and soft. I never feel any dryness after scrubbing as the creamy texture always helps in keeping my skin soft and nourishing. Since I have been using this product for last two weeks, two times per week, I haven’t feel any brightening effect yet on my face but it does made my skin softer and smoother. I can feel my skin looking radiant and glowy immediately after I wash my face. I will wait and see how it works towards brightening my skin as I have little acne scars near my chin area. It is suggested to be applied on a wet face where it would eventually dry out while massaging. It requires little quantity for each application so this little jar will goes long way.








Pros:
·         Makes skin soft and smooth
·         Lightens up acne scars and dark spots
·         Brightens up and make skin gowly with immediate effect
·         Creamy smooth texture with gentle scrub granules
·         Sturdy packaging
·         Requires little quantity in each application so goes long way


Cons:
·         Pricey

Verdict:
Overall it’s a great face scrub which gently removes skin's dirt and removing dead skin cell, leaving skin soft smooth and glowy. Use it once or twice in a week to get the best results. I can see my face radiant and glowy with softer looking skin. I hope it would lighten up my acne scars so I will update you further on this.

Rating:

4.5/5

Great face scrub to try for girls!!!

Bbye
<3<3<3
Dona

Sunday, December 20, 2015

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection - Pure Fire Lipstick Review

Hello Beauties!!!!!

Today I am really excited to share my experience of L’Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Reds lipsticks in shade “Pure Fire” which I am using it a lot these days. I know that since it is a much raved collection by L’Oreal and that many of my beautiful friends have already expressed their love for it, I wanted to share my thoughts about this lipstick. This range has seven beautiful red toned lipsticks inspired by L’Oreal Paris Ambassadors. The color which I am going to review today is by Li BingBing.


What the product claims:
The Color Riche Pure Reds Collection is created with a revolutionary and innovative formula that delivers bold, luscious color that lasts for 6 hours, making it the ultimate beauty indulgence. The range is enriched with new Light Illume complex that delivers a rich matte effect. The Velvet Fusion capsules and Ultra Gliding Shine Oils provide smooth and silky application. Pure pigments deliver intense color and Jojoba oil gives perfect hydration up to 4 hours.
Price:
995(INR)
Pigmentation:
Pretty pigmented, need two or three swipes to achieve opaque finish.


Longevity:
Staying power is decent, can stay up to 5 to 6 hours with little fading.


My Take on the product:
The lipsticks come in classy sleek packaging with black and inner golden cylinder which holds the lipstick bullet and a color coded button by which the exact color can be easily identified, the lipstick cap is signed by shade Ambassador. Apart from the color coded button, particular shade name and number is mentioned in the bottom of the lipstick tube. This packaging is quite sturdy, which is pretty travel friendly too. The texture is smooth, not much creamy but can glides easily without any hassle. It doesn’t dry the lips as it has a nondrying formula; I found it a little powdery-matte in nature that never settles into your fine lip lines. Staying power is pretty decent and long wearing, it can lasts up to 5 to 6 hours which is pretty good. It can survive meals with little fading which is brilliant!!! Color payoff is good, two or three layering can give desirable intense color. This shade is a bright orange with red undertones. It will suit more on fair to medium skin tones and can best be wearable at summer times. I love this kind of bright orange shades that can pull out my dull face and brighten up my look. Yaay!!!:-D




Pros:
  • ·         Sturdy sleek packaging
  • ·         Soft and smooth application
  • ·         Nondrying formula
  • ·         Doesn’t dry up lips
  • ·         Staying power is good
  • ·         Decently pigmented( need two three swipes to achieve intense color)
  • ·         True matte finish
  • ·         Doesn’t bleed

Cons:
  • ·         Expensive
Verdict:
Overall these lipsticks are really smooth in texture, decently pigmented and nondrying formula with easy application. It doesn't settle into fine lines of your lips and it emphasizes them rather that giving beautiful true matte finish with pretty good wearing time. I really love this vibrant tangy orange shade which brightens up my face.
Rating:
4.5/5
Give them a try and let me know your experience.:-)
Bbye
<3<3<3
Dona






Friday, December 18, 2015

Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser Mashobra Honey, Lemon & Rosewater Review

Hi Friends,

Today I am going to review the Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser Mashobra Honey, Lemon & Rosewater. I finished my body shop vitamin e face wash and bought this one as a replacement.



Let’s see how it works

What the product claims:
Pure raw Honey, containing vitamin B and C along with active enzymes, that hydrates and softens the skin. Natural Rosewater tones the skin while balancing lemon oil cleanses and purifies it. Nutritious Royal Jelly and Bee Pollen nourish the skin and add a vibrant glow.




Price:
275(INR) for 50ml and 875(INR) for 200ml


Product benefits:
This Wild Honey, Steam distilled Rosewater & fresh lemon Cleanser gently cleanses your face to remove surface toxins and exfoliates dead skin cells making it clean and fresh.




My take on the product:
The product comes in a transparent sleek plastic bottle with golden cap in the top. I love forest essentials royal packaging and luxurious outlook. This cleanser is same too, its very sturdy and travel convenient. The cleanser is light golden colour and smells exactly like pure rose water with a little hint of honey, I am in love with its divine smell. The product is not so thick in texture neither is it runny, its very mild and doesn't lathers much but cleans the face very well. I use this cleanser twice a day. It gently cleanses my face removing skin’s impurities leaving it soft and fresh. I strongly recommend this cleanser to the dry skin beauties as it never dries up your skin rather makes it clean, soft and smooth. As it contains rose water, apart from cleansing, it helps to tone and adds an instant glow to my skin.




Pros:
  • ·         Great ingredients list.
  • ·         Cleanses very well
  • ·         Doesn’t make skin dry
  • ·         Smells like rose water
  • ·         Adds instant glow to skin

Cons:
  • ·         Little pricy

Verdict:
Overall I am impressed with this cleanser. I have dry skin, but this doesn’t dry up my face. It cleanses it very well leaving my skin soft and smooth and adds an instant glow to it. I would recommend it to all dry skin people, give it a try and let me know how you find it.

Thumps up to this cleanser!!!!

 Rating:
4.75/5

Bbye
<3<3<3

Dona

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Review, Swatches of Avon Ultra Color Matte Lipstick – Matte Garnet and Matte Berry



Hello Beautiful Ladies,


Hope you all are doing well and enjoying the winters. Today I am here with two lipsticks that I have recently bought from Avon online service. I am a lover of matte lipsticks, and if those matte lipsticks are not drying my lips at all, instead makes them moisturized and beautifully pigmented, I would definitely give them a try.


Let’s start with the review

What the product claims:
It is a non-drying formula with spf. It moisturizes lips, while depositing vivid, dramatic, color on lips.


Price:
389(INR) for 3.8g but I got it on 299(INR) from click here
Pigmentation:
Avon Ultra Color Matte lipsticks are decently pigmented. Two or three swipes can give an opaque finish.  I found the Matte Garnet shade is more pigmented then Matte Berry.
 
My Take on these products:
These lipsticks come in a sleek black sturdy packaging, with a transparent end through which you can see the shades, they are pretty travel friendly. Formula is not at all drying and really don’t look to be matte when first applied but it kind of dries down a little once you put it on and retain the creamy feel on lips. They are very easy to apply and glides smoothly on the lips. I haven’t felt any dryness on my lips after applying it, but feel my lips in a soft satin finish hence no need of any lip balm underneath. It melts a little after applying but once it settles into your lips, it will stay up to 5 to 6 hours.  It actually survived my meal and that’s what I loved the most. Color payoff is pretty decent and can give super opaque finish in two or three swipes. The shades I got are matte Garnet which gives a pretty dark reddish color on my lips, matte Berry is a sweet berry with medium raspberry pink shade which I like the most.

Lip swatch of Matte Garnet


Lip Swatch of Matte Berry




Pros:
·         Super creamy and no drying formula
·         Pigmentation is pretty good, two or three swipes can give opaque finish
·         Staying power is decent
·         No lip balm needed underneath
·         Never settles into lip lines
·         Contains spf
·         Affordable

Cons:

  •  I couldn’t find any.

Verdict:
Overall I liked these lipsticks as the formula is super creamy, not at all drying, decently pigmented, super affordable with good staying power. I really recommend these lipsticks to those with dry lips as it will never settle into your fine lines, it will glide like butter giving your lips smooth satin finish.

Rating:
4.5/5

Bbye
<3<3<3
Dona

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Body Shop Oils of Life haul – Skin Saviors



Hi lovely ladies,

I am here again with the most raved products from The Body shop, the all new oils of life range products, after finally getting my hands on them.


So a quick haul here

The Body Shop has recently launched their new Oils of life range products. They described this range as “not a miracle but it’s close” and the products are all about discovering power of oils. They are infused with precious three oils - black cumin seed oil, rosehip seed oil and camellia seed oil and seven essentials oils which help to revitalize, repair and nourish our skin. A good thing is that this range is meant for all skin types and that’s really great!!!!




This range contains five products.
  • ·         Intensely Revitalising Bi-Phase Essence Lotion
  • ·         Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil
  • ·        Intensely Revitalising Gel Cream
  • ·         Intensely Revitalising Cream
  • ·         Twin-Ball Facial Massager
I got two of them, Intensely Revitalising Bi-Phase Essence Lotion and Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil. I got a makeup bag and a 7 ml oils of life facial oil bottle free along with my products.

I felt I could start with these two products first to give them try and will try their creams later.


Stay tuned to know about these products in details as review is coming soon.

Till then bbye
<3<3<3
Dona