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Mary Lou-manizer AKA “The Luminizer” Ou “Le Luminizer” Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello Ladies,

If there are two things that I buy unlimited in my makeup collection that would be liquid lipsticks and highlighters. I am big highlighter junkie, I have some of the best high end highlighter collection and affordable ones too. But there is this one highlighter that has taken away my heart and that is the very famous Mary Lou-manizer. I purchased Becca Champagne pop and Mary Lou-manizer almost at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, I love Becca Champagne pop too but I have noticed I reach out to Mary Lou-manizer often infact daily. That’s because it just blends so well in my skintone and the glow looks like I am born with it.

Product Details- 

Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow.

Price- $24.00 for 8.5G/0.3OZ

Pros-
  •  Gives subtle, dewy and glowing face
  • Talc Free, Paraben Free & Cruelty Free product
  • Suits all skintones
  • Didn’t irritate skin
  • No breakouts
  • Can be used in multipurpose ways
  • Travel Friendly
  • Comes with a cute mirror
  • Lovely packaging
  • No chunky shimmer
  • Doesn’t look OTT

Cons-

  • Availability in India
  • Once fallen down, breaks easily

Ratings- 4.9/5

Recommendation-

I highly highly, highly recommend this highlighter to every highlighter lover or someone who is looking out for a very good highlighter. Its value for money and gives the best natural glow. Once I finish I am sure to buy another one.

 

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hello beauties,

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

Cheers to the long weekend for giving me an opportunity to post a review on my blog finally. Hahaha.. thats what I have become… a weekender blogger! Yesterday I finally got the opportunity to wear the famous KYLIE POSIE K Lip set which I bought in December. I recieved tons of compliments that intrigued me to post a review on the lip kit. I ordered KYLIE POSIE K Lip kit that includes Posie K Liquid lipstick and a lip pencil along with KRISTEN liquid lipstick. On my purchase I recieved a free POSIE K Lipgloss (there was some offer going on that time). You all must have already seen and heard about POSIE K as the bestseller but I am sure you would be keen to know how it looks on Indian/brown skintone. So here I am at your rescue…Lets Begin!

Product Description-

Posie K | Lip Kit

The #KylieCosmetics LipKit is your secret weapon to create the perfect ‘Kylie Lip.’ Each Lip Kit comes with a Matte Liquid Lipstick and matching Lip Liner. Posie K is a cool mid-tone berry.

This ultra-long wearing lip liner has a creamy texture that glides across the lips for a very easy and comfortable application. The Lip Liner sharpens easily in most standard sized sharpeners – just make sure your sharpener is not dull!

The Liquid Matte Lipstick has high intensity pigment for an instant bold matte lip. The extremely long wearing lipstick contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel that does not dry your lips out.

Contains: 1 Matte Liquid Lipstick (0.11 fl oz./oz. liq / 3.25 ml) and 1 Pencil Lip Liner (net wt./ poids net  .03 oz/ 1.0g)
 Price- $29.00
Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

I bought the lipkits directly from Kylie’s website using shipoutfromusa services. I paid Rs. 648 for SOFU’s shipping charges and Rs. 147 as custom fees which I think is fair enough as far as I am not paying something in thousands which I used to pay earlier to mumbai customs. And I got like 2 liquid matte lipstick, 1 lip gloss and 1 lip pencil for that price which is quite a bargain. If at all I would buy that many stuff from Instagram sellers I would have been ripped off. Well, moving on the packaging is as you can see is classy and everything came intact no damages whatsoever. The lipkit box include 1 matte liquid lipstick and 1 lip pencil, the posie k gloss came separately and so did Kristen. There was a cute lil note from Kylie which got misplaced considering that I started using the kit lately that I bought in December.. Lazy..No Busy Me! And the amount of lipsticks I have now.. Ghosh..U have no idea!

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

The shade as you can see is a proper pinkish nude which will suit medium to fairskintones. I wouldn’t suggest this shade to anyone who is darker than me. As kylie says, you have to first fill up the lips with the lip pencil and then apply the matte liquid lipstick. My lips look so much fuller and plumper after application like a ‘bee stung lips’. I love the bee stung lips by the way. Posie K can be a very tricky shade, when I swatched it on my hand I was a lil’ dicey about how it will look on me. Thankfully, it looked amazing and its one of the best nude shade lipstick I have currently.

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

First of all I would like to mention that the matte liquid lipstick smells divine. I love the fragrance of the lipstick it smells like vanilla. However, when I smelled the lip gloss it smelled a bit like chemicals. So I am not sure why there is a difference! On application, the texture felt smooth and soft and it did feel a bit drying. Honestly, all liquid lipsticks will feel a little dry in this weather. Also because its very cold and your lip tends to get dry easily. This liquid lipstick indeed stayed for a very long time and only came off a bit when I had an oily food. It didn’t go off completely though and only when I used a makeup remover I got rid of the lipstick. The lip pencil is actually good enough to be worn alone. The only thing is that it needs sharpening and there was no sharpener provided by Kylie in the kit which I think she could have added one easily. Coming to the Posie K lip gloss, I feel its slightly darker than the liquid matte lipstick and looks great when you apply a top coat on your lips. Needless to say, Kylie lip kits are highly pigmented and luxurious as a liquid lipstick. Below on the L its the liquid lipstick + posie k lip pencil and R – posie k lip gloss.

Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD
Pros- 
  • Highly pigmented
  • Looks luxurious & classy
  • Shade pinkish nude looks absolutely stunning
  • Gives ‘bee stung’ looking lips
  • Texture is smooth and soft
  • Fragrance is alluring
  • Stays for a very longer period
  • Packaging is of good quality

Cons-

  • Can be a bit drying
  • Availability in India
  • Can be pricey for some
  • No sharpener
Kylie Lip Kit Posie K Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

Ratings- 4.8/5
Recommendation-  Honestly, I love Kylie lip kits and all that but I will not buy all the shades simply because it is easy to get a dupe in Colourpop. I don’t mind buying unless they come up with a unique shade or else its quite pricey. Kylie lip kit is nonetheless a luxurious product to have in your kitty. Posie K is one of the unique shades in Kylie’s collection. I have many brands but couldn’t find a closer dupe to Posie K.

 

Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul

Hello Beauties,

Its a New Year and I am finally here with a new something which I believe you all would love to have. What? Its my all new Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul. Honestly, I was not planning to buy anything because I had made a lot of purchase in the Holiday Sale. I am planning to post about my haul soon. Do let me know if you would be interested to see my haul. So one fine evening I was just browsing through the holiday season sale on international sites. And I saw this beautiful Sleek Box of Tricks Makeup Kit on sale of just £25.00 originally priced for £45.00. I just knew in my heart that I have to get this, I can’t afford to let go or else it will keep haunting me. I planned to gift myself this awesome makeup haul for Christmas as I did’t recieve much gifts this year. But who cares I decided to be my own Santa. So I bought it immediately and got it shipped through shipoutfromusa.

Product description-

Embrace the magic of make up with your very own Sleek Box of Tricks! Everything you need to perform the tricks of the trade is here; from our iconic i-Divine eyeshadow palette to the perfect products for brows, lips, contouring and highlighting. It’s time to step into the spotlight! This indulgent gift set is the perfect Christmas treat for beauty addicts.

Whats Inside:

  • Vintage Romance I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette (12 X 1.1G),
  • Face Contour Kit In Medium (14G),
  • Lip Vip Lipstick In Guestlist (3.6G),
  • Twist Up Midnight (0.3G),
  • Eyebrow Stylist In Medium (0.22G),
  • Solstice Highlighting Palette (9G),
  • Matte Me In Shabby Chic (6Ml),
  • Full Fat Lash Mascara (10Ml)
  • Blush By 3 In Lace (20G).
Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul

Price– £25.00 on sale at Boots.com (Used shipoutfromusa to get it shipped to India)

I recieved the box within a week of my order and apart from Shipoutfromusa fees I didn’t had to pay any duty fees. Everything came in perfect shape and no broken stuff whatsoever. So lets begin one by one with the products in this box. There is a total of 9 products and the details are mentioned above. This is going to be a long post with lot of pictures. Are you excited?

Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul
Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul
Unboxing : Sleek Box of Tricks Ultimate Makeup Haul

This eyeshadow is a mix of shimmer, metallic and matte eyeshadow. The brown shadow in the top row end is a great transition color. All the eyeshades are superbly pigmented and I didn’t experience any fallout with them yet. This eyeshadow is perfect for fall/winter makeup and also for smokey eyes. I enjoyed playing with this palette and I see myself using a lot of this.

Sleek Vintage Romance I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette

The medium face contour kit is not a hidden gem. Its been all over the blogosphere and has been a favourite choice contour kit to many. So I don’t have to say much about it. This contour kit includes contouring powder and a highlighter and this kit is perfect for daily wear.

Sleek Face Contour Kit In Medium

This lipstick is a semi matte finish red that provides full coverage and pigmentation. The formula is very smooth and buttery but transfers easily. This lipstick include properties of Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Coconut oil to moisturise and nourish lips.

Sleek Lip Vip Lipstick In Guestlist

This twist up eye pencil in midnight can be used both on the lashline and waterline. The pigmentation is quite intense and it didn’t smudge as yet.

Sleek Twist Up Midnight Eye Pencil

I love this particular eyebrow stylist in medium. It looks so natural on the brows and best to use on-the go. The angular shape gives a perfect outline to the brows and the spooley side clears any dust and groom the eyebrows neatly.  I am so glad I got this in the kit.

Sleek Eyebrow Stylist In Medium

This solace highlighting palette is life! I think this is the best palette in the kit. I can easily compare it to any high end highlighter to this palette and this will turn out to be a winner. I have benefit whatsup highlighter and this works better than the former. One shade on top row is creamy while the other three is in powder form. I also love the classy golden case packaging, it looks so classy and the mirror in it is bigh enough to do your makeup anywhere. Absolute love material.

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

This Sleek Matte me liquid lipstick in “Shabby Chic” is a pretty petal rosy kinda shade. It will suit fair to medium skintone very well. However, darker skintones should stay away from this shade. But you can work it out by mixing with another shade and you are good to go.

Sleek Matte Me In Shabby Chic

Sleek Full Fat lash mascara is an everyday mascara. I won’t say that it is the best mascara I have used because I have used better mascaras than this. However, it does a decent job for an everyday mascara. It helps in separating the lashes clearly without any clumps. It doesn’t lengthens the lash or add much volume but it opens up the eyes. Its the only miss in the kit.

Sleek Full Fat Lash Mascara

The blush by 3 lace is a bestseller trio from the Sleek. Again I do not need to talk about it in details as there has been detailed review about it online. These blush are insanely pigmented and gives a healthy glow and color to the cheek. Out of the three two shades are matte and the mid shade is slightly shimmery but not OTT.

Sleek Blush By 3 In Lace

I used the products from the kit and I loved how it turn out on me. I didn’t get to use the red lisptick as it wouldn’t match my eyemakeup. Rest everything is from the kit apart from my base makeup.

Hope you like the Sleek Box of Tricks Makeup Haul. I am in love with this kit, it is perfect for a gift as well as for personal use. This kit is a bargain at its a price, you get to use 9 products for around 2000 INR. These are all full size products and there is no mini product included in this kit. If you want me to review any particular product from this kit, please let me know and I will be glad to do a detailed review. Overall, I would say if you still wish to buy it keep an eye on the boots sale. As of now it is out of stock but you never know when it’s restocked.

Lots of Love,

Ric <3

P.S- This is not a press review. I have purchased the product and the post written is honest & unbiased.

 

 

Tee Teasing ft. Bewakoof.com

Hello Sunshine,

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I am back with yet another look this weekend. It’s been ages that I have been anywhere and I simply wanted to get up and go somewhere this Saturday. Leos are all about adventure, sudden plans, early mornings, fun, style and the list goes on. So my partner in crime and I headed to the beach early morning to get some fresh air. He is someone who hates waiting and I am someone who takes time to get ready. So I asked him what should I wear? And guess what was his answer, “Something that won’t take you long to get ready and yet look great on you.” This was like a task for me.. No seriously it is, because I like to take my own sweet time to get ready. In situations like this, I always trust my favourite pair of jeans and a cool casual tee. I am all about slogan tees… simply because you can convey your message without even talking about it.*wink wink*.  I picked up this yellow tee called BRAT from the house of Bewakoof.com. The moment I saw it, I knew it was so Me. So let me keep this short and show you what and how I wore what I wore. I have 2 looks to share with you. So read on & enjoy the pictures…

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I know my outfit screams “Bright & Fun” and accurately defines Me. I am insanely in love with patchwork tops, shirts and jeans. You will surely see some more of it in my future posts. I thought of pairing this patchwork jeans along with my yellow BRAT Tee. The combination gave me a back to school feel. This look definitely was effortless style for me. Unlike those days when I take ages to get ready.

Coming to my 2nd look which I wore in the evening, this look is again very casual and chic. I would rather call it “WEARABLE” . I picked this awesome tank top no. 23 from Bewakoof again. I wanted to give an edgy look so I wore a sleeveless denim top along with my zipper jeggings (read absolute favourite). I only added a funky sunglasses to add a bit of quirk to my outfit. There is just no need to wear a lot of accesories accept a casual watch to such outfits and that is what I appreciate the most about casual dressing.

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Both the tee and tank top is from Bewakoof.com. You know where to go when you are looking for casual, chic and sporty collection. Bewakoof is growing each day by adding such unusual collection of T-Shirt, Tank top, Tshirt dress, joggers and more. They always surprise me by adding new products to their existing line of products The moment I think that there is nothing much to shop, they come out with something different. Like I really admire the new denim tees in their collection. So let me shop some more and I’ll come back with a new OOTD pretty soon.

Hope you like my outfits, do let me know if you have shopped anything from Bewakoof?

OOTD Details

                                                                     Tee & Tank top – Bewakoof

                                                                     Jeans – NUON (Westside)

                                                                      Shoes – Head Over Heels

                                                                      Watch – Daniel Wellington

                                                                      Black Jeggings – NUON

                                                                       Denim Jacket – ONLY

                                                                       Sunglasses – Koovs 

                                                                      Slippers – Head Over Heels 

 

Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review

Hello girls,

Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review
Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review

Today I want to talk about an affordable fan highlighter brush. The other day I posted a picture of my new unbranded fan brush on Instagram which I purchased from Ebay & many of my blogger friends wanted to know where they can purchase it from and how is it performance wise. So I thought there would be many who are looking out for a decent highlighter brush. Unfortunately, we don’t have many options in Indian brands. You either get this brush in a kit or you have to get one from amazon or find it in local stores.  If you follow me on Snapchat (erica.eleganza) you would know my growing love for highlighters. So yes I have got my hands on most of the best highlighters like BECCA CHAMPAGNE POP, MARY LOU MANIZER, BENEFIT WATT’S UP HIGHLIGHTER, SIVANNA HIGHLIGHTER, SLEEK CONTOUR KIT and so on. I have a longggg list of products that I want to review on. So without ranting further… I would like to lay my cards and talk about this unknown highlighter brush.

Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review
Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review

Price – Rs. 230 with free shipping here.  Available in 3 options – Gold, Purple, Blue here

Product Description – There is nothing mentioned.

Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review
Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review

Packaging – The fan brush came with a plastic protector guard to keep it away from dust. Also, the shape of the fan brush remains intact with it.

Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review
Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review

My Experience with the Fan Highlighter Brush

The brush hair seem to be synthetic and its white in color. The package came within 3-4 days and it came in perfect condition. The brush felt soft in touch and I immediately used it on my skin (without washing it). The fan brush picked up the product very well and application was smooth enough. I am glad that the brush turned out to be good. I was worried that it would be a waste of 230Rs if it didn’t turn out as I wanted it to perform. My highlight is now on fleek with this brush. Its been almost a month now that I am using it and it didn’t lose it shape even after washing it although I always keep it in the plastic protector guard to maintain its shape. With this way, I can even carry it whenever I travel. Overall, this is a very good budget highlighter brush for your regular use.

Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review
Affordable Highlighter Fan Brush Review

Pros

  • Soft synthetic hair
  • Smooth application
  • Picks up right amount of product
  • Trendy packaging
  • Available in silver, purple and blue
  • Affordable
  • Easy to wash
  • Doesn’t lose its shape after several use
  • Travel friendly

Cons

  • Not for people who are looking for a brand
  • No product description

Ratings–   4.7/5

Recommendation – I was forced to do this review because I know many of my friends are looking for a budget friendly fan highlighter brush which works well. Its difficult to find a decent fan brush in Indian market. Even if we get it, we get them only in a brush set not single. So I thought I can help many by reviewing this product. Do give this a try as it does the job perfectly well.

 

Sugar Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the Blues Review

Hello Divas,

Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues
Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review

How’s the weekend going? Well, Mine is good …so far! Weekend means different for different people. For me its going for shopping, hanging out with friends/bf, chilling at home etc.  Some weekends are just like sitting at home chilling and enjoying online shopping. It’s raining cats and dogs in Mumbai and the climate is amazing. It is perfect to sit down with a cup of coffee and scribble.  So today I am scribbling about a fresh new product, this one is from Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues. I am a sucker for Royal Blue things, whether it’s a blue top, shades, eyeshadow, eyeliner or a kajal. I think it just compliments my skintone a lot more than other colors. My life revolves around colored kajals/eyeliners. I do love eyeshadows but on days when I am in a hurry, my hand always reaches out to colored eyeliners. I have been using this kajal a lot lately and thought it’s time to pen down my thoughts.

Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches
Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches

Product Description

A true blue that looks fabulous on all skin tones, Still Got The Blues is edgy yet incredibly classy at the same time.

Let your eyes do all the talking with SUGAR Twist And Shout Fadeproof Kajal! Just twist the easy applicator and rim your eyes with its intense formula and you’re good to take on the world. With a specially-designed anti-slip grip gives you a super-steady hold, its creamy consistency & preservatives-free formula makes it suitable for the waterline as well as the lash line. This high-performance multi-use product combines the benefits of a kajal with those of a gel eyeliner and does not fade or smear for more than 10 hours!

How to Apply: Open your eyes wide for precise application & gently rim your waterline. This wonder product can also be used as an eye liner thanks to its creamy consistency.

Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches
Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches

Benefits: A single product with the power of two, this power-packed kajal is enough to create the eye makeup look you desire whether you want to keep it simple or dramatic. It gives a velvety finish that is long-lasting & completely fade-proof so you can enjoy the night (or day) and not worry about smears or smudges.

Additional Details: The SUGAR Twist & Shout Fadeproof Kajal is available in 2 intense shades viz., Black Velvet (Black) and Still Got The Blues (Dark Blue). It is free of mineral oil, preservatives, paraffin & parabens. Does not require an additional sharpener. Made in Germany. Size: 0.35 gm.

List of Ingredients: Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide,Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Iron Oxides Isododecane, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnama.

Price – Rs. 399 for 0.35gms

Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches
Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches

Packaging – It comes in a very sleek form with a grip. The kajal comes in the retractable form and there is no sharpener required. I like the fact that they have given a soft grip to hold the kajal. It makes it easy to draw the line on your lids as well as waterline. Also there is no product wastage due to sharpening.

My Experience with Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues-

I like this more on my lids than on my waterline. The shade is more like a navy blue color on me and stays around 9-10hrs which is brilliant. On my waterline, it doesn’t show up in one swipe, I need to swipe atleast twice for the blue to show up. As I have very watery eyes, the kajal stays only 4-5hrs on my waterline but it doesn’t smudge. It is richly pigmented and gives a metallic sheen on application. The sleek pencil makes it easy to play around and create different looks like a wingliner. I can make wing or double wing lines very easily with this kajal. Many prefer retractable kajals which makes it a total winner as there is no product wastage due to sharpening. Avoid putting too much pressure on the kajal, it has a tendency to break. If you are someone who likes to smudge the kajal you will adore this one as it gives an amazing look after it gets smudge. This product is free from mineral oil, preservatives, paraffin & parabens. Sensitive eyes, girls who wear contact lenses or glasses can definitely give this a try. It didn’t harm my eyes or caused any itchiness. I wore it for whole day long. Any eye make up remover can be used to remove this kajal. Though its not mentioned anywhere that it is waterproof. Yesterday, it rained heavily and I got drenched in the rain. Surprisingly, my kajal remained intact and I was super impressed with the formula.

Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches
Sugar cosmetics Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal -02 Still Got the blues Review & Swatches

Pros

  • Great Pigmentation
  • Metallic sheen
  • Two swipes is enough
  • Long staying power
  • Soft cushioned grip
  • Gives a smokey look when smudged
  • Doesn’t sting eyes
  • Can be used both on waterline and lids
  • Good for sensitive eyes
  • Easy to remove with a make up remover
  • No need to sharpen/Retractable kajal
  • Decent pricing

Cons

  • Doesn’t stay long on water line.
  • Tendency of breakage if given pressure.

Rating – 4.8/5

Recommendation

I enjoy using this kajal on a daily basis. It is always in my make up pouch. Out of 5 working days, I used it 3 times a week. It can be your go-to-kajal where you have to leave in a hurry. If you go to see you get 2 in 1 benefits for 399 bucks which is not a bad deal at all. I highly recommend this product!

Which is your favourite product from Sugar Cosmetics? Did you try this kajal?

P.S – Product sent for consideration. My review remains honest & unbiased.

 

Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review

Hello ladies,

Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review
Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review

It’s the onset of monsoon and onset of sickness for me. I have never been so sick in my whole life. I don’t know what’s wrong with my health. Its been a week and more and I had fever, cold, headache, vomiting and it goes on.  Blame it on the weather. Anyway, lets talk something nice. So the nice factor here is that I went for the Organic Harvest store launch event on Saturday. It was a lovely event where we were asked to wear accesories and there was a hair-stylist who did my hair. The whole ambience gave a very “alowha” feel. I met a few bloggers and we clicked lots of pictures. They S.A briefed me about the products and new launches. Finally, I left with my goodie bag. I have heard a lot about their products especially these cute little EOS lipbalm inspired from Organic Harvest. I am so happy Organic Harvest has come out with their version of lipbalm. Some of the stuff I received is the Anti tan Scrub, Anti Tan mask and the Sunscreen lotion. I am yet to try out the others. However, I started using the lipbalm from the day I got them. I have already made up my mind on the lipbalm and here is what I think…

Product Description

Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review
Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review

The lip balm with the goodness of Shea butter that locks moisture and prevent your lips from drying out.

Price – Rs. 149 (introductory offer) for 10g. 0.35oz

Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review
Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review

Key Ingredients

Certified Organic lanolin, Shea butter, BHT and food grade strawberry flavor. No Color Added-Color of the product may change due to the use of Organic and Natural ingredients.

Usage

You can apply it by closing your lips together like you are going to kiss something, or simply smile with your lips closed, and apply the dome to both of your lips at the same time.

Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review
Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review

Packaging

Like I mentioned, it looks exactly like EOS lipbalm. This is yellow in color and it comes in an egg-shaped form with branding on the top. The packaging is pretty cute and unusual. It is very light-weight and handy. You can easily put it in your handbag and apply on the go. It smells really nice. How I wish it to be edible!

Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review
Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm Review

My Experience with Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair Lip Balm-

I started using the product from the time I received it. I usually apply lipbalms in the night and exfoliate my lips in the morning. That way it gives me lipstick ready lips in the morning. The formula of this lipbalm is matte and not glossy that I totally adore. I was really done and dusted with glossy lipbalms. It is a clear lipbalm without any tint. I was not looking for a tinted one anyway. It works extremely well on my chapped lips and helps them to stay smooth. This lipbalm stayed around 4-5hrs after which you may like to re-apply. My lips are always dry and I can never think of applying lipstick without exfoliating. This lipbalm keeps my lips nourished and keeps me from the hassle of exfoliating. It has a yummy fragrance and doesn’t give a waxy feeling. The fact that is made of natural ingredients makes this a steal. It is free from Paraben, mineral oil, Paba and Animal Ingredients. The SA told me that it helps in reducing darkness of your lips. I didn’t really believe her as there is no SPF. But now that I am using it I have seen slight difference in my lipcolor. The dark pigmentation has faded a bit and my lips look much healthier. Honestly, I have used EOS lipbalm and didn’t like it much. But I end up liking Organic Harvest Shea Lip Repair much more than I originally planned.

Pros

  • Heals chapped lips
  • Lightens pigmented lips
  • Matte smooth texture
  • Has Shea butter
  • Very cute and hygienic packaging
  • Doesn’t dry up your lips
  • Stays for 4-5hrs
  • Doesn’t melt
  • Travel friendly
  • Doesn’t give a waxy heavy feeling
  • Paraben, mineral oil and cruelty free
  • Natural ingredients used
  • Easily available
  • Preps up your lips for lipstick
  • Affordable
  • Good quantity
  • No added color
  • Yummy fragrance

Cons

  • No SPF
  • Only Key Ingredients mentioned.

Rating– 4.8/5

Recommendation – If you like prepping your lips before applying lipstick and if you like matte texture. I would highly recommend this lipbalm to you. It saves a lot of time when you cannot exfoliate your lips. Simply apply this lipbalm and you have soft, smooth and clear lips.

Have you tried the Organic Harvest lipbalms? Which one did you try?

 

Maybelline Summer Essentials Kit Review – #StaySummerFresh!

Hello beauties,

Maybelline Summer Essentials Kit Review – #StaySummerFresh
Maybelline Summer Essentials Kit Review – #StaySummerFresh

With the rising temperature in Mumbai, it has become extremely difficult to apply even a bbcream in this weather. I like my face matte and dry during summers. I totally avoid foundations even the lighter versions for daily wear. Maybelline has been kind enough to send out this summer essential kit. This makes life so much easier when you are absolutely clueless on what kind of make up do you want or don’t want on your face. I pretty much skip heavy loaded foundations and opt for a sunscreen, a matte compact, a kajal and a light lip gloss or lip balm for my daily/office wear. The Maybelline summer essential kit covers the Maybelline White Superfresh Compact, the colossal black kajal and the Baby lips color lip balm in Berry Crush.

Maybelline Summer Essentials Kit
Maybelline Summer Essenials Kit

This came in a very cute golden bling pouch. Some girls might hate blingy stuff but this is not like those jazzy heavy duty blings. It looks quite classy and chic enough to carry for evening looks. Also this bag is too good, quality wise and spacious too. It also makes a great make up pouch.

Maybelline White Superfresh Compact
Maybelline White Superfresh Compact

Maybelline White Super fresh compact

I have done a detailed review on this compact here. I love how  this mattifies my face and suck in the extra oil. It makes me look young, fresh and bright. Of course I need to do touch up in between but I love how a touch of this makes me look oh-so-fresh. It comes with a cute mirror and fancy white packaging. It comes with UV protection which is an absolute must for me in any compact powder. And the best part is the pricing of this compact, just Rs. 150 for this fabulous product. So pocket friendly and effective. I am sure this would be an absolute hit amongst college goers.

Maybellune Colossal Kajal
Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

I know many of you might have already tried and tested this kajal. There is a huge fan following for this particular kajal. I absolutely hate kajals/ kohl that smudges. Long back when I first bought this kajal it used to smudge a lot. I believe MNY has improved the formula of this kajal as it doesn’t smudge anymore. My eyes are super watery and no kajal stays on my waterline for a long time. This stays for 4-5 hrs on my waterline which is quite decent for Rs. 150 bucks. Also my mom absolutely loves this kajal. So thumbs up again..MNY!

Maybelline Baby Lips Berry Crush
Maybelline Baby Lips Berry Crush

Maybelline Baby Lips Berry Crush

Now you would say.. “Are you nuts to buy a lip balm during summers?” Trust me babe.. I need a lipbalm 365 days a year. My lips are so dry and chapped that I cannot afford to wear a lipstick without applying a lipbalm. From the time baby lips have been launched here, I have been a loyal lover to Baby lips. The price is Rs. 135 for this beauty. This has been my absolute must and Berry Crush is my favourite. I was really hoping MNY doesn’t send me a lighter or transparent one. I heart the berry one as it gives a healthy flush to my lips and make my face look brighter. It keeps my lips protected, nourished and soft for a longer time adding a hint of color.

Below is a picture of me wearing the kajal, lip balm and white superfressh compact from Maybelline. Do you think I need more make up to look good? Well, I guess not! I #StaySummerfresh with my MNY summer essentials kit. What about you?

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Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!

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Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!

Few weeks back I gave a treat to myself by buying Colourpop Ultra matte lip liquid lipsticks. These were in my wishlist from quite a long time and finally I gave in and bought three shades Avenue, Scrooge, Bad habit. I am so glad I purchased them and wish to get few more in my bucket. However, this time I am really hoping any of my friends bring it to me from abroad. Because sellers in India charge double the price for this product. I got it at a very reasonable price though from an Instagram seller named Nowandwowchennai. Everything came faster and intact and the product was absolutely original. From the time I have got these ones, all my other lipsticks feel abandoned. Read on to know why… Product Description – Step 1: Make sure your lips are bare and dry! Step 2: Apply matching lip pencil for a precise and perfected application. Step 3: Apply Ultra Matte Lip with the applicator or your favorite lip brush. **For smoothest finish always exfoliate your lips first! This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips smoothly and leaves SUPER intense pigment-rich colour with a bold, ultra matte look. It’s very long wearing and completely kiss proof! We suggest storing these babies upright and shaking before application!

Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!

Price – on website $6.00 USD (I got it for Rs. 625 from Nowandwowchennai + shipping) Packaging – The packaging is cute and classy. The branding is done in multi-colours and the liquid lipstick comes in a transparent lip gloss form with an applicator. Be very careful while removing the product and try to remove only as much as you need. Remember less is more!

Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!

My Experience with Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue – I always thought NYX makes the best set of lip crèmes but Colourpop has totally changed my opinion. I am absolutely in love with these liquid lipsticks. I wish I can own all the shades from this range. The liquid lipstick is wet on application and settles down into an ultra matte shade. The shade is a deep brown red which looks classic. One of the shades that I’ve been always looking for in Indian brands but never found one. All the shades in this range are so unique and worth a try. The application could be tricky so make sure you are careful with lining your lips. If you are good at it you won’t even need a lip liner. First go with the natural lines of your lips and then fill the center. It stays on forever and therefore only a make up remover can remove it completely. Avoid eating oily food while you wear this or it can make your lips look messy. This is such a beautiful shade for the one who admire darker shades. Your lips look fuller and so pouty all the time. This lipstick brightens up my complexion alone and I don’t feel the need to put any make up. It comes with a word of caution though; exfoliate your lips thoroughly before application. These have a tendency to show your flaky lips. Overall I totally recommend this shade from the range. You are going to enjoy the smooth application.

Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!
Colourpop Ultra matte Liquid Lipstick Avenue Review & FOTD!

Pros

  • Amazing shade
  • Great staying power
  • Highly pigmented
  • Not tested on Animals
  • Unique shade collection in this range
  • Ultra matte
  • Worth an investment

Cons

  • Availability
  • Price aren’t affordable in India

Rating – 4.7/5 (- points only for availability) Recommendation – If you don’t mind paying Rs. 625 bucks on a fab liquid lipstick, try Instagram sellers you are totally going to love the shades. Definitely, worth an investment considering these last forever.              

Skin18.com Haul and Website Review

Hello beauties,

skin18.com website review
skin18.com website review

Summers are here and I have a love/hate relationship with this weather. I love it because it is supposed to be the vacation time of the year. Its time to bring out our shorts, skirts, rompers and flaunt some skin. On the other hand, I absolutely hate the unwanted tans, blemishes and ageing of skin. If you want to enjoy the holidays, you have to take care of your skin. I’ve learned the hard way that Skin comes first and Make up afterwards. Last year, I wholly dedicated and have undergone treatment to take care of my skin and the results are acne-free, no blemish skin. Now I am in love with skincare products. I believe healthy skin can make you look beautiful even without makeup. So our Focus should be Skin first. Having said that, today I am going to review about this Korean beauty website SKIN18.Com. I have heard and experienced myself that Korean skincare products are awesome. We have beauty centre in Mumbai which sells some Korean skincare products but they are not consistent and suddenly out of shelf when you need them. Skin18.com was kind enough to approach me to review their products and the timing was just perfect… Summers!

About Skin18.com

SKIN18 believes in skincare instead of makeup.  Skincare products feed natural ingredients and nutrition to your skin while makeup is considered as coverage.  A lady may not have perfect features but still look charming with beautiful skin, imagine a young girl with smaller eyes and big nose will still look good at the age of 18.  Founder of Skin18 concerns about her skin the most, and our mission here is to bring you products that will makes you look forever 18.  It is the best to start your skincare as early as possible but there is never too late just like having exercise for a healthy body.

SKIN18 is very picky on selecting the workable skin healthy products and inviting bloggers, users, clients, reporters to write reviews with testing products is one of the way – please feel free to join Skin18 and share your feelings about skincare.  Ladies – it is time to spend your leisure time on yourself. Our guarantee is to ensure all products placed in our website are good for your skin.

skin18.com
Skin18.com

Skin18 has sent me some 17 samples and I have received it within 15 days from dispatch. That was pretty quick because in Mumbai the customs usually hold the parcel coming any corner of the world. Thankfully, there was no customs charge because it mentioned $5.00 also it was “gift” marked. All the samples were intact and had extremely cute packaging. I love the packaging of Korean products. If you wish to try the samples you can purchase them by paying a minimal shipping fee. Also I love the fact that they have so many freebies, samples, giveaways and subscription box for their customers. They have extremely caring and nice people in customer service. The customer service keep you updated with your order time to time. They have this subscription box where you can choose skincare products according to your skintype and they will send it across to you. For that, you definitely need to tell them clearly what is your skintype?  Here are the products that I have received from Skin18.com

dress code black mediheal mask dress
dress code black
Snail Repairing Wrinkle Care Intensive Mask
Snail Repairing Wrinkle Care Intensive Mask
Multi-Vita Brightening Active Mask
Multi-Vita Brightening Active Mask
Red Ginseng White Clean Active Mask
Red Ginseng White Clean Active Mask
Rice Wine Moisturizing and Conditioning Serum
Rice Wine Moisturizing and Conditioning Serum
Pomegranate 7 Skin Scheduler Saturday Vital Mask
Pomegranate 7 Skin Scheduler Saturday Vital Mask
Luke Lemon Tea Tree Nose Cleansing Strip, Mugwort Nose Strip, Hydrogel Eye Patch
Luke Lemon Tea Tree Nose Cleansing Strip, Mugwort Nose Strip, Hydrogel Eye Patch
Ben & Sera Water Light Face Scrub
Ben & Sera Water Light Face Scrub
Ben & Sera JJ Cream Diamond Whitening One Second
Ben & Sera JJ Cream Diamond Whitening One Second
Ben & Sera 7 days Whitening Miracle, 30 days Anti Ageing Project, 15 Days Anti Wrinkle Taeng Taeng
Ben & Sera 7 days Whitening Miracle, 30 days Anti Ageing Project, 15 Days Anti Wrinkle Taeng Taeng

I tried the Red Ginseng White Clean Active Mask and went totally head over heels over this mask. My face look really tired after a hectic day at work and I had to go out for a dinner. I have put this mask on my face for nearly 15-20 mins. And my face looked so glowing, cold, clean and bright as if I have just done a facial. My mom asked me if I have taken a nap while using this mask. Honestly, I didn’t because the thought of getting ready and leaving asap never let me sleep. So I was clear it was the mask.  After few days I tried the Pomegranate 7skin scheduler Saturday Vital Mask and the results were same. Clear, bright, soft, healthy, cool glowing skin post usage. I can now declare that Skin18 products really work and offer awesome benefits to the skin. No wonder Korean beauties look so young and graceful all the time. I am surely going to order more products once I finish all of these.

I am very keen on trying the serums now. I will keep you posted with the progress of my skin with the serums. In the meanwhile, do check out Skin18.com for a plethora of skincare masks, serums, moisturisers and more in affordable price. They offer free shipping on order of $40.00 otherwise it is $3.00. I bet you will love the K beauty.

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