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Olivia Cosmetics products First Impressions and Review.

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It’s my first post in this brand New year. First of all, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New year. May the New Year bring you the plot twist that you have been waiting for. So much have changed over the years including my skincare, haircare and makeup routine. I no longer stick to a single product and always keep on experimenting with new products. Well, that’s a life of a beauty blogger. Recently, I was sent some products from Olivia Cosmetics. I remember when I was in college my first foundation stick came from the house of Olivia. For all those who are not familiar with the brand, it’s an affordable Indian herbal beauty brand that has some amazing skincare and makeup range at pocket friendly price. I received 4 products out of which two are my cult favourites and old best friend and the rest of the two are new found love. So let’s find out what I feel about the products.

1. Olivia Golden Glow Facewash for Radiant Skin-

This facewash is great for someone who is looking forward for a radiant glowing skin during festive season.  It is new from their collection and it has properties of Gold, Chandan and Turmeric which provides deep cleansing and clears skin pores.  This facewash is meant for all skintype and lathers really well. It gives a slight tingling sensation while massaging. There is nothing that I don’t like about this product.   It is actually very effective in removing dullness and making it soft smooth and healthy.

Price- Rs. 60 for 60ml.

2. Olivia Aloe vera Cleansing milk-

This cleansing milk has been there in the market for a long time. This was my go to product for face cleansing.  It not only removes all traces of face makeup but also make your skin glowy and healthy after the wash.  I will not recommend you to remove your eyemakeup using this as it may irritate your eyes. You may want to use an oil based makeup remover for eyemakeup. However, it’s best for removing dirt and other impurities from your skin. I absolutely love the fragrance of this product. There is so much quantity for the price. One bottle will easily last 1 month.  This is an absolute must have for deep cleansing.

Price- Rs. 60 for 100ml.

3. Olivia Powder Compact Natural Beige 02-

Olivia cosmetics make some of the best base makeup products. Trust me with this, I grew using Olivia products. Those were the days when we were completely dependent on pocket money to survive our days. My love for makeup started in my early days of college; I was hooked on the panstick and powder compact for regular use. I wonder why I stopped using this powder compact.  It gives the right amount of coverage inspite of being just a pressed powder. You can simply apply a moisturiser and dab this pressed powder if you are looking for light to medium coverage. It didn’t ever break me out.  This compact powder gives matte coverage which is such a plus for oily skin beauties.  I can easily compare it with Loreal Magique pressed powder which is my HG powder compact.  Dry skin beauties may want to moisturise your skin very well before using this compact powder.

Price-  Rs. 100 for 15gms

4. Olivia Instant Waterproof Makeup Stick with SPF 12-

This makeup stick is a boon for someone who is looking for a full coverage foundation. If you ask me KRYOLAN OR OLIVIA Makeup stick? I will gladly choose Olivia. Its because this makeup stick doesn’t feel heavy on application and made up like Kryolan pan stick. With Kryolan you can actually see that you have used a heavy coverage foundation but this looks extremely natural.  It has inbuilt moisturisers which makes your skin look healthy. Since it has medium to heavy coverage it perfectly conceals under eye circles and imperfections of your skin. It is truly waterproof and sweatproof. This was my cult favourite during my college days. If you are looking for a budget friendly full coverage foundation cum concealer, this should be your best bet. This didn’t break me out and it also provides UV protection. However, I suggest doing a patch test as one of my friend claimed that it did break her out.  It differs as per your skintype.

Price- Rs. 120 for 15gms.

Overall, I absolutely loved all the four products, you need to try it to know how good these products are even though its pocket friendly. The products are easily available on stores and online. Have you tried any of the Olivia products? What’s your take on them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philips HP8315/00 Hair Straightener Review

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Philips HP8315/00 Hair Straightener Review

Today’s review is on Philips HP8315/00 Hair Straightener. I know you would be thinking that why do I need to review a hair straightener as I already have straight hair? Well, this blog is definitely just not about me, it’s a guide to help you with your buying decision be it a hair straightener or a bob pin. I have been using the Philips HP8315/00 Hair straightener from past 2 years. I do have straight hair which is slightly wavy at the ends. Also, my sister have wavy hair and uses this more often than me. Festive season has just started and many of you will be busy in Durga Puja, Navratri etc. Festive means a lot of shopping and looking good, from wearing a flamboyant outfit to doing a beautiful hairdo. Most of us prefer straight hair to look presentable and neat. Every curly hair girl likes keeping a straightener to switch to straight hair as and when she wants. Keeping a hair straightener is a must for every woman. So enough of my rants, Let’s see if it’s worth a buy…

Best Hair Straighteners in India

Product Description-

Get gorgeous in minutes with Philips Hair Straightener HP8315. This powerful hair straightener form Philips comes with extra-large plates, covering more area and giving you the best results in no time. The Ion Conditioning makes your hair shine and stay straight for longer. Salon results are possible because of the professional high heat setting available in this straightener. The ceramic-coated plates let the straightener smoothly glide on your hair and give you lustrous hair. Quick results are possible because the straightener heats up in 60 seconds and is ready to use, it also shuts off automatically after 60 minutes taking care of the safety. Further, it comes with an easy locking system that makes storage easy and the 1.8 metres swivel cord eliminates the issue of tangling.

Best Philip Hair Straighteners
  • 210 Professional high heat for perfect salon results
  • Extra Wide Plates for better results with thick/long hair
  • ION Conditioning for shiny, frizz free hair
  • Fast heat up time, ready to use in 60 secs
  • Ceramic Coating for ultra smooth gliding
  • 1.8m cord for maximum flexibility
  • Swivel cord to prevent tangled wires
  • Automatic Shut-off
  • Universal Voltage
  • 2 year worldwide guarantee

Price- Rs. 2395.

Philips HP8315 VS HP8316 Hair Straightener
Review: Philips HP8315/00 Hair Straighteners

My Experience with Philips HP8315/00 Hair Straightener-

The first time I got this hair straightener I never really had high hopes because I have tried straightener’s earlier in my life. They all are sleek and it takes ages to straight my below the butt length hair and I literally had just given up. When I saw it has wider plates I thought of giving this a try. Trust me; I finished straightening my hair within 30mins which is a record in it ownself. It’s really not easy to straighten my medium thick long hair. The salon lady charges me extra looking at the length and thickness of my hair. On the other hand, my sister absolutely loves how easy this is to work with and within 20 mins she finished straightening her medium length hair. We both have been using this hair straightener for the last 2 years there is no damage or dryness found. Infact, our hair is smooth and shiny even though we are guilty of skipping the heat protector before straightening. I do advise you to use a heat protectant and then go for straightening. The ceramic plates are smooth on our hair, the straightener doesn’t tug or pull your hair. The best part is that it gets heated in 60secs unlike other cheap straighteners. I remember I had a brand called Nova prior to this straightener and it literally took ages to straight my hair. There was no shock or burn experienced with the Philips hair straightener. The cord of the straightener is long enough and doesn’t get tangled. I had travelled with this hair straightener and it worked fine. I hardly see any con with this hair straightener, it does exactly what it says and it’s a great replacement for salon. I would suggest save some bucks by getting this hair straightener and get salon like hair at home. Also a piece of advise is not to straighten your hair daily.

Pros-

  • Wider plates helps in quick straightening of thick/long hair
  • Easy to straighten your hair
  • Doesn’t damage your hair
  • Hair looks shiny and neat
  • Gets heated within 60secs
  • Straightens curly to straight hair
  • Long cord helps to extend the straightener
  • Gives Salon like finish to your hair
  • The Ceramic coating doesn’t get rusted.
  • Works perfectly even after 2years.
  • A good investment for your hair.
  • Great replacement to salon.
  • Saves a lot of time.
  • Travel friendly.

Cons-

  • None

Rating- 5/5

Recommendation- If you have medium to long hair like me, I would highly recommend this hair straightener due to the wider plates. Due to the ceramic coating there is no damage or frizziness and hair looks straight, shiny and damage free.

P.S- If you are unable to find this model in the market, you can opt for Philips HP8316 Hair straightener. It is a succesor of Philips HP8315 model and comes with Keratin ceramic plating which should be great for your hair.

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review, Swatches & FOTD

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Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review, Swatches & FOTD

There are two things about me that you should know or may already know. I love liquid lipsticks & highlighters more than any other makeup. I am a hoarder when it comes to highlighters, go check out my Instagram and you will know what I am talking about. I have three Makeup Revolution highlighters but I want to bring out the best to you. Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss is my favourite peach highlighter. I really never planned to purchase it but Bidisha (from Mermaid Bidisha on Youtube) told me that she has it and it’s a must-have. How could I not believe my makeup buddy? She has always suggest me the right products. Well, the time I purchased this, it was only Hokmakeup who was selling this product. So I immediately bought this highlighter without second thoughts. Now you have it on Nykaa too.

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review

Product Description-  A highly-pigmented highlighting powder available in 3 shades. Use all over your face or body for the perfect glow and highlight. Simply tap your brush into the powder and apply – use a wet brush for a higher intensity.

Price- Rs. 748 from Hokmakeup.com, Also available at Nykaa.

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review

Ingredients-  Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
May Contain; (+/-) TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 15850, CI 77007

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review

My Experience with Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Peach Kiss Highlighter-

Firstly, I want to adore the packaging of this highlighter. This highlighter is so huge and pretty. The rose gold packaging is absolutely chic and it comes with a huge mirror. The mirror is damn big and you can use it easily to do your whole face. I couldn’t detect any strong fragrance but a very mild one that vanishes. I have swatched the highlighter and boyyy it was insanely pigmented. The formula of this highlighter is extremely smooth and buttery. When I applied it to my cheeks, Omg.. I looked like a “glowworm”. It looked so gorgeous on application that I just couldn’t get my eyes of it. The best part was that it didn’t look chunky it was just like one of those natural glow. I prefer natural highlighters any given time. You can also try applying it wet to increase the intensity. I used a fixing spray and end up looking like a “bulb” with the highlight. No jokes, the highlight is simply blinding. Since the formula is blendable and natural looking, it’s perfect for both daily and occasionally. You can also use it all over your neck and body for party wear. It looked amazing on my skintones which is medium and it looks equally amazing on darker skintones. Hence, I am sure it is a versatile product. Also, the quantity of the product is way more for the value.

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review, Swatches & FOTD
Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss Review, Swatches & FOTD

Pros-

  • Highly pigmented
  • Pretty peach highlight
  • Smooth texture
  • Blends easily
  • Doesn’t look chunky or shimmery
  • Looks like a natural glow.
  • Wet application increase the intensity
  • Good quantity
  • Affordable
  • Large mirror
  • Fancy rose gold packaging
  • Travel friendly
  • Can be used all over face & body
  • Will suit all skintones

Cons-

  • None

Rating- 5/5

Recommendation- If you are looking out for a peachy highlighter, this is your best bet. This highlighter is absolute value for money as I couldn’t find any con in the product. Also, it’s a nice change from the usual gold/champagne highlighter.

 

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review, Swatches & FOTD

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Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review, Swatches & FOTD

It was a nice long weekend and I hope you all had made the most of it. I saw wonderful makeup post inspired by Independence Day all over my Facebook and Instagram feed. Its great to see the enthusiasm from beauty bloggers during festive season. We get to see a whole lot of creativity happening but I really want to appreciate the hard work that goes behind every look. The artist makes it look so easy peasy but a whole lot of hard work, patience, perseverance and passion takes all of that you see. Well, No I am not doing an Independence Day look here, its over and done. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to everyone. Moving on, I want to review this beautiful Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle for yaa. I think by now you should know that I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks. I tried the Colourpop ultra satin liquid lipstick and I was very happy with the formula. I had to try the Kylie Velvet Liquid lipstick to see the formulation and also because there was a SALE going on!!! 😛

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review

Product Description-

Dazzle is a warm terracotta.

Each Lip Kit contains: 

  • 1 Velvet Liquid Lipstick (0.11 fl oz./oz. liq / 3.00 ml)
  • 1 Pencil Lip Liner (net wt./ poids net  .03 oz/ 1.0g)

The #KylieCosmetics Lip Kit is your secret weapon to create the perfect ‘Kylie Lip.’ Each Lip Kit comes with a Velvet Liquid Lipstick and matching Lip Liner.

Lip Liner
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!

Velvet Liquid Lipstick
The Velvet Liquid Lipstick has high intensity pigment for a full coverage lip. This long wearing, ultra pigmented liquid lipstick contains moisturizing ingredients that glide on for a creamy matte look that does not dry down.

Price- $27.00

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review

Packaging- No one can beat Kylie with the packaging. I think she is the pioneer who started with the lip kit concept and came out with such mind blowing packaging. The liquid lipstick look classy and the lip liner is pretty looking with silver engraving. You can see the shade color and name both on the box and on the lipstick and lipliner.

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review, Swatches & FOTD

My Experience with Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle-

The first thing you notice about Kylie liquid lipsticks is the delicious fragrance. When I am finally over the fragrance, I felt the texture very soft and comfortable. After the liquid lipstick was dried, I felt the formula was semi wet but actually it looked dried and intact. To assure myself, I touched my lips to check and it was completely dry and matte. So thumbs up with the formula, I loved how the texture was smooth and didn’t move after drying. I applied the lipliner first followed by a stroke of application. It was highly pigmented and I didn’t feel the need to reapply. Also, it didn’t get into the finelines of the lips after drying. All liquid lipstick can look patchy if you don’t exfoliate your lips before applying them. Its a ritual for me to exfoliate so no patchiness experienced with Dazzle. Talking about the shade, it’s a peachy kinda shade on me. Kylie explained it to be warm terracotta. But it looks like a very light terracotta on me. I have read people saying its a close match to “Bumble” from Colourpop. I compared the shade but “Bumble” is much darker and has certain pink undertones to it. This on the other side leans towards peachy tones. Dazzle is a pretty shade that would suit medium to fair skintones beautifully. I am not sure about darker skintones, I feel it will wash them out. The wear time is easily 6-7hrs; it stays for a longer period of time without eating and drinking. The liquid lipstick is non-transferable and can be removed easily with a makeup remover. Kylie liquid lipsticks are of course pricey but if you grab them on sale they are bargain. I got a liquid lipstick free on this lip kit. Kylie usually comes up with offers on her website; make sure you keep an eye on her promos.

Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick Kit Dazzle Review, Swatches & FOTD

Pros-

  • Soft Matte texture
  • Comfortable formula
  • Lip kit includes liquid lipstick and a lip liner.
  • Beautiful and Classy packaging
  • Good pigmentation
  • Long lasting stay
  • Non Transferable
  • Lovely Fragrance
  • Doesn’t get into fine lines of lips
  • Will suit medium to fair skintones

Cons-

  • May wash out darker skintones
  • No sharpener at that price
  • Availability in India
  • Pricey

Rating- 4.8/5

Recommendation- It’s not a must have basically its a luxury. I loved it for the formula and I like terracotta shades. You can buy this if you are into comfortable mattes that doesn’t dry out your lips and stays long.

 

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