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Monday, September 30, 2013

VELLVETTE BAG SEPTEMBER

              Hi everyone, I received my Vellvette box on the 25th September but I was not able to post the pics. This time I am very happy with Vellvette . The first love was the red bag and along with it 2 full sized products but the 100 ml conditioner is nearly a full size, there's a lot of product in it. Lets see what they have sent for me.
























                 I so love this red and white polka dotted bag, its smaller than their earlier bags but its perfect to carry makeup and thrown inside my bag. Very cute and girly bag :)



























                 The black envelope holds an invitation for a friend to invitation card which has some Welcome Bonus for first time buyers.






























The product information cards!!!




























This is all I got this month :D Super happy!!!!





























beauty UK Eye Shadow Palette- Soho, I love colorful palettes :) (Full size)

































Organic Surge Shine Boost Conditioner <3 <3



























Lord & Berry Liquid Lipstick- Mysterious Pink (Full Size)





















































Vellvette Compact Brush with a mirror. That's very handy.



               Excuse the crappy pics please, my cam seems to have a mind of its own. Sometimes it works and sometimes it refuses to give me decent pics. Thanks for bearing with me and do have a great night ahead :)



ORIFLAME PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATION BRUSH- REVIEW





















1 unit for INR 329

Oriflame Says: - A high quality tapered brush that delivers a smooth and flawless application.


Materials: Nylon, Aluminium, Wood
























My Opinion: - Sometimes back when Oriflame launched the Professional Brushes Range, I gave in and bought all of them at the introductory price which Oriflame always gives its customers. I have a weakness for makeup brushes and I give in without much thought but these Oriflame Professional Brushes didn't disappoint me with their performance and over that they are pretty cheap if you wait for those "Sales". From today I start the reviews of these brushes (face brushes first) and then the eye makeup brushes will come later on. I begin with the most staple from my stash, the Professional Foundation Brush which is a flat brush with synthetic bristles. 






















                          I have heard and seen people on YT & Blogosphere saying they don't like to use this type of a flat foundation brush but I have also heard and seen people from these same places swearing by their capabilities. Actually its only a personal preference as to which type of foundation brush you want to use or you are comfortable using. When I first started I used only my fingertips, the best tools but very soon I moved on to Vega Foundation Brush (not the professional one) and step by step I went on to using Sigma Brushes, I am still a virgin to Mac Brushes but planning to lay my hands on them very soon. The transition was gradual and had to be.... might have happened to most of you.
























                               Now coming to the appearance of this foundation brush, it has a glossy black ferule and a matte sleek handle. Its not too long or too short, the length of the brush is perfect for handling and using it as needed. The nylon bristles are very soft and does not irritate the skin. The tapered bristles gives better reach to areas like corners of nose and the temples. The brush is dense enough to give a flawless look. This foundation brush is not so wide and hence it takes more time for blending to get a flawless non-streaky look. I have washed this brush ample no of times, I have lost count actually. There has been no shedding of bristles till date. I wash my brushes at night and leave them to dry overnight, that way I don't keep checking on them and waste time and get annoyed.
























                      Now the worst part is that this brush drinks up foundation if I don't spray a little rose water or face mist on the bristles before use. I prefer to apply the foundation on my face on dots and then blend in with the brush. This brush works well with all kinds of foundations except the powder ones, its good with concealers too. Applying foundation with this is a little time consuming because it takes a long time to blend in as the brush is narrow, just a little wider than concealer brushes. Other than these 2, I couldn't find any other con. Here in India, where there is a dearth of affordable makeup brushes, I think I can say that this foundation brush from Oriflame is a good one.


Pros: -



* Affordable

* Tapered bristles makes it easy to reach every nook and corner of the face

* Soft bristles <3 <3

* Dense bristles gives flawless application

* Dries fast upon washing & also never sheds

* Sturdy brush, the wooden handle and matte polish is still intact after in-numerous washes





Cons: -



* Availability is an issue

* Drinks up foundation if used dry, so I just spray rose water or face mist on the brush before use

* Application of foundation with this brush is time consuming as the brush is not as wide as most foundation brushes are or should be




                  I rate Oriflame Professional Foundation Brush 4 out of 5. A good affordable brush in the Indian market.The nylon bristles are soft and gives a flawless blending but application of foundation with this brush is time consuming. A good point is that it works with liquid, cream & mousse formulations and can double up as a concealer brush for the under eye areas.  At Rs 329 it is a must try provided you can get hold of a Oriflame Consultant.



Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also tell us about your favorite foundation brush. Thank you and have a great evening :)




REVLON JUST BITTEN KISSABLE BALM STAIN-HONEY/DOUCE- SWATCHES & REVIEW






















2.5 gms for INR 600


Revlon Says: - It’s a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lip stain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of color that lasts hour after hour. The gel formula comes in 12 vibrant shades that match any look or mood.

* Lightweight Lip stain + Moisturizing Balm.
* 100% of women who tried it felt their lips were instantly moisturized with a soft stain of color.
* Retractable chubby crayon, no sharpener required.


Expert Tips:

Step 1: Apply Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain evenly to clean, bare lips. Build color and coverage as desired.


Step 2: Reapply as desired for moisturizing shine throughout the day.

                                                                          (Taken from Revlon Website)











































Ingredients: - Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Squalene, Bis Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triisostearin, Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Microcrystallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyalmide 3, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerylthrityl Tetra Di Butyl Hydroxyhdrocinnamate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil (Mentha Peperita Oil), Limonene, Sorbic Acid, 

May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 (CI 15850), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).





















































Available in 10 beautiful shades:

* Honey    * Crush    * Darling    * Cherish    * Lovesick     * Sweetheart    * Smitten    * Rendezvous    * Romantic    * Adore

**The shades Precious & Charm are not available in India














































My Opinion: - I am not much into lipsticks but there are times when I completely depend on a lipstick to perk up my look. I am more of a lip gloss person, actually I have been that way since I first started to use lip products on myself. But when I saw these in the Revlon counter, I was too attracted to resist. I bought 2 shades on the very first day, and today I am going to put forward my views on the shade Honey Douce. The packaging of Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain is so cute and girly.  It looks like a chubby crayon and the body is made up of sturdy plastic and its color resembles the shade of the lip stain. The bottom needs to be twisted for the lip stain to come out & go in, its retractable. These are easy to carry around as the cap shuts tight and will not mess up your purse.


























                 It smells like peppermint but the smell/scent fades off upon application. It is basically tasteless and gives a cool feeling to the lips when applied. The texture of this balm stain is creamy yet non greasy. Its certainly not a very moisturising product and beauties with dry chapped lips better apply a lip balm underneath. This balm stain is not drying on the lips but when it's gone you might find your lips a bit stretchy. The pencil form helps in applying it on the go without a mirror as the particular shade looks so natural on me.




SWATCHED IN NATURAL DAY LIGHT




















                  Revlon Just Bittten Kissable Balm Stain Honey Douce is a dusty-muted pink with mauve undertones and looks natural on me. It is a nude pink which would suit most Indian skin tones or you could say that it would be a good MLBB shade for many girls. It gives a tingling sensation to the lips upon application which stays on for a while but the sensation is prolonged if applied to freshly scrubbed lips. A single swipe gives sheer amount of coverage but 2-3 swipes gives medium to opaque coverage, therefore I can say its decently pigmented.





SWATCHED IN ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING























                 When freshly applied, this balm stain gives a nice shine which lasts for an hour at the most. Later on it does not fades off or vanishes rather it leaves behind a beautiful tint which looks fresh for hours. Though it is a little difficult to remove the tint completely from the lips,it can be washed off to some extent with soap and water and completely removed with the help of a makeup remover. This balm stain looks fresh and lasts for about 4 hrs on my lips before fading off evenly. A hit from Revlon!!!!



Pros: -


* Chubby & cute packaging but its so girly

* Decently pigmented

* Contains a lot of product, so Rs 600 is somewhat justified I suppose

* No overwhelming scent, a pleasant peppermint scent that fades off upon application

* Does dry out my lips and makes them flaky but gives a rough after feel

* Honey Douce is a beautiful dusty pink with mauve undertones, looks natural on me

* Leaves a pretty stain on the lips, doesn't leave them stark naked

* It's creamy but not greasy




Cons: -


* Not a long lasting product, it's a balm stain after all

* The shine does not last all day as mentioned by the brand, goes away after an hour or so

* This particular shade is not for those with pigmented lips



          I rate Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey Douce 4.5 out of 5. These come in 10 very beautiful wearable shades. The shade Honey Douce looks very natural on me and could be a MLBB shade for many Indian girls. This shade is perfect for office/college wear, a great nude/neutral for everyday wear. This shade leaves a pretty stain on the lips which lasts for hours. But girls with pigmented lips are requested to test out this shade before investing. A great  lip crayon from Revlon :)



Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also tell us about your favorite shade of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. Thank you and have a great Monday :)




Thursday, September 26, 2013

ORIFLAME EVER LASTING FOUNDATION- LIGHT IVORY- SWATCHES & REVIEW



























Up To 10 Hours

With SkinRenew Complex

30 ml for INR 790

Oriflame Says: - Our Beauty Ever Lasting Foundation with patented technology provides medium to high coverage and gives your skin a velvety smooth and flawless finish. Developed after years of research at the renowned Oriflame Skin Research Institute, this foundation contains the exclusive Skin Renew Complex, which is proven to have a dual anti-ageing effect. It not only nourishes and smooths the surface of the skin but also penetrates the deeper layers to promote renewed skin with a fresh youthful feel.























































Ingredients: - Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Nylon-12, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Peg/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, BIS-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Mica, Caprylyl Methicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methyl Paraben, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Parfum, Propyl Paraben, Trimethoxycaprylysilane, Disodium EDTA, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hydrolyzed Cranberry Fruit/Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499

























































My Opinion: - After a long hiatus I am back with the review of my present favorite foundation, Oriflame Ever Lasting Foundation and I had to choose the shade Light Ivory as the other shade available (Porcelain) has pink undertones and would never suit me. This shade has adequate yellow undertones to match my skin tone and I was more than happy the first time I applied it. Now coming to the packaging, this foundie comes in a cylindrical plastic see-through bottle with a deep red pump dispenser attached to its head. The lid is also made of see-through plastic which clicks shuts very well. It comes boxed in a pale yellow carton which actually looks like some medicated product. Overall the packaging is sturdy, convenient to use and carry around during travels.
































The fragrance of this foundation is kind of medicinal which fades off upon application. It looks like a thick cream but texture is buttery and glides on the skin easily. On applying this foundie to the skin, it becomes liquidy and blends in easily. I use either fingertips or a stippling brush to apply this foundation, the former gives sheer to medium coverage whereas the later gives medium coverage with an airbrushed look. This is one of those foundations that you can apply and forget that you are wearing something on your face. Its very light weight and gives that no makeup, seamless look to your face.





























This foundation gives medium coverage and is buildable, half a pump more will give you nearly-full coverage. When I use this foundation on my face, I don't need an extra concealer for my under-eye area and minor imperfections as they are covered to quite an extent. But it does not minimizes the pores around my nose instead settles into them as time passes on. And there arises the need to apply a primer which I don't mind as I have gotten into the habit of applying primer regularly since more than a year now. This foundation has anti-ageing ingredients in it with Skin Renew Complex but it comes without sun protection factor. Atleast it is not mentioned anywhere in the outer carton or on the bottle so I prefer to use my moisturiser+sunscreen religiously.





SINGLE PUMP





















Even after layering moisturiser and primer underneath this foundation, it does not look cakey or heavy on the skin. It gives awesome wear time, I put it at 8 in the morning and it lasts till I am back home by 6 in the evening. It makes my T-zone a little shiny after 4 hours when I stay indoors with air-conditioner and I prefer to dust off the area with a translucent powder. But in a non air-conditioned environment, it makes my T-zone shiny after 2.5 hours. The foundation does not fade off or becomes blotchy throughout the day. It stays in place all day and looks fresh with 1 or 2 touch-ups till I am back home. The best part is that it never irritated my already irritated skin and also didn't break me out. Isn't is a great foundation girls??? 




SWATCH- BLENDED




















Pros:-



* Lasts very long, rightly named Ever Lasting

* Didn't break me out or irritated my skin

* Gives medium coverage which is adequate for me

* Buildable to some extent

* Does not give that cakey or heavily made-up look

* Keeps fresh all throughout the day without fading

* Covers up minor flaws and under-eye circles




Cons: -



* Expensive (Wait till sales)

* Available only through Oriflame consultant

* Does not contain Sun Protection

* Seeps into the pores as time passes by, if used without a primer




            I rate Oriflame Ever Lasting Foundation in Light Ivory 4.5 out of 5. This foundation is my favorite nowadays. I just wish Oriflame threw in SPF 20 atleast. It gives sheer to medium coverage and can be built up, can be worn during the day as well as night with good results. Stays on whole day on the face without budging from place even it the hot weather. Out and out a good foundation from Oriflame.



Hope you enjoyed my review on Oriflame Everlasting Foundation, please do share your experiences with Oriflame foundations with us.


Thank you and have a great time ahead :)


Sunday, September 22, 2013

AUGUST MIXED HAUL

            Hello girlies, this haul post was lying in the draft since last month and I was too occupied to post it or for that matter anything else. I have hauled all of these at different points of time through August but the Lakme one was a collective haul. My camera is giving me big time trouble and that's one reason for me not blogging. Ok enough of bragging for now. Let's start with the skin care products-

























Pond's White Beauty Tan Removal Scrub- Rs 85

Pond's Pimple Clear White Multi Action Face Wash- Rs 75



Now the Lakme products-(I got the eye shadow and blush at 40% off)























Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows- Day Queen -Rs 266 (Rs 595)


Lakme Absolute Shine Line Eyeliner- Blue- Rs 280

























Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick- Royal Rouge- Rs 580

Lakme Absolute Plump & Shine Upto 6 Hr 3D Gloss- Rs 430

Lakme 9to5 Lip Color- Rose Chaos- Rs 400

























Lakme Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked Blush- Night Sparkle- Rs 330 (Rs 550)
































Lakme Absolute Royal Nails- Purple Lust & Emerald Desire (Both Limited Edition) - Rs 190 each





















Colorbar Time Plus Pro Long Stay Makeup- 003 Mash Caramel- Rs 499





























Colorbar Exclusive Nail Lacquer- 76- Rs 175
































Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Nail Enamel- 86 Deep Sea & 80 Go Grapes- Rs 105 each
























Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick- Mat3- Rs 375

Loreal Paris Glam Shine Balmy Glossy- 910 Passion Fruit Perfect- Rs 400































Revlon Nail Enamel 432 Sunshine Sparkle- Rs 140
Revlon Colorstay Top Coat- Rs 230




And lastly this Lakme 9to5 beauty box I got with my Lakme purchases :D























Thank you and have a great Sunday :)


Saturday, September 21, 2013

NEW COLORBAR LAUNCHES- I-GLIDE EYE PENCILS & PRO NAIL ENAMEL ( NEW SHADES)- PR INFO

                   Hello everyone, here are some new shade launches from Colorbar, this brand is going places with regular new launches. And I must confess that most Colorbar products have been hits with me over the past few years and I must add that most new launches that I have laid my hands on are hits too. Hence I can say that I love this brand called Colorbar. Here are the pics and info of the much beloved I-glide eye pencils and 6 new nail paints shades. Enjoy the piccys :D



I-Glide Eye Pencils- Stunning New Shades























































































































Now the Colorbar Pro Nail Lacquer new shades!!!











































































































































































Thank you and have a great weekend :)



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