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Olivia Cosmetics products First Impressions and Review.

Hello Beautiful,

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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 steps to Festive Glowing Skin

Hello Beautiful!

A very Happy Dhanteras to one and all. With the festive season around the corner, it is absolutely essential to have bright, healthy and glowing skin. The daily rut of life tends to take away the charm of our face making it look tan, dull and lifeless. Women usually turn to fairness bleach to get that instant glow and brightness but bleach is harmful for your skin. Sensitive skin types should not even consider bleach as an option. Our facial skin is extremely delicate and it is 3 times thinner than our body. Keeping that in mind, here are the 5 best ways to get festive glowing skin that is absolutely safe and long-lasting.

1.Drink Lots of Water-

There is no substitute for water. You must have heard this million times by now that drinking water helps in flushing out the toxins helping you get clear, glowing skin. It is highly important to drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water a day to see the actual results. Water helps in clearing acne to a great extent. You can also drink fresh fruit juices incase you can’t drink a lot of water.

2.Exercise/Sweat out-

It’s not practical for everyone to go to gym everyday. But its absolutely possible to run for atleast 30mins everyday. Running helps you get the desired glow as you sweat out. Women who gym, do yoga or who is actively involved in any kind of sport have an infinite glow on their skin. Working out increase your blood flow, gives you an extra boost of energy and helps in getting rid of toxins from your body.

3.Facial Mist-

Whoever created the concept of Facial mist should be blessed by women. Facial mists are a multi-purpose product that helps you to get fresh and radiant looking skin ATM. You can simply carry them in your purse and spritz it on your face everytime you feel tired and dull. A bottle of rose water does wonders to your skin and can also be used as a toner. Facial mists are every bride’s favourite weapon to instant glowing skin.

Beautiful woman applying spray water on face on neutral background

4.Ice cubes-

Ice cubes are a boon when you haven’t slept enough and you have an important event coming up. Simply run a piece of icecube on your face prior to your makeup. It will increase blood circulation and give healthy, glowing skin. Ice cubes are also very good for minimizing large pores, soothing red and sunburnt skin.

5. VLCC Facial Kit –

When everything fails, facials come to my rescue. I am allergic to products that include bleach. VLCC, thankfully does not include bleach to their facial kit and is completely paraben free. VLCC has some of the best facial kits. Recently, I got a new variant from VLCC known as the VLCC Ayurveda Haldi & Tulsi Facial Kit. There were 5 deluxe size products inside the kit. It includes face wash, face scrub, face gel, face cream and a face pack. As soon as I used the face wash and scrub, my face instantly looked radiant. The smell of haldi and tulsi was therapeutic for my mind. By the end of facial, my face was glowing to glory and that was my best 200 rupees spent. My face looked bright, glowing and prepped up for the festive makeup. This facial kit is my shortcut to instant glow while other methods take time.

So these were our tricks and tips to instant festive glowing skin that works for every occasion. What do you do to get instant glowing skin?

 

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