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Featuring the Exquisite jewellery collection from Caratlane

Caratlane

When I was a young girl, my mom used to take me and my sister for Dhanteras shopping. I used to completely dread the idea of going to the jewellery shop and buying those antic pieces in the name of gold jewellery. I had accepted the fact that I don’t like gold jewellery anymore. The old school indian jewellery designs spoilt it for me. They lack the youthfulness, charm and elegance in their collection and there is nothing new to look forward to. Recently, I got engaged and my fiancée gave me a beautiful diamond ring from the house of Caratlane. The staff at the Caratlane, Infinity Mall Malad has become like a family. They helped us to get the best discount on my ring and arranged my ring size in no time. I couldn’t stop staring at the make and shine of this beautiful rock on my finger.

So I took the opportunity to visit the Caratlane store at Infinity Mall, Malad again and introduce you to their latest collection.

Jaipur is the latest collection inspired by royalty of Jaipur and designed for everybody. The collection reminds you of the rich, glorious palaces of Jaipur. I am wearing this beautiful royal pink ring known as the Rambagh Dome ring and the Rambagh Pond Drop Earrings.

Next is my absolute favourite, this collection is known as Butterfly- The Spirit of You. This collection is for the free spirited woman who once was an amateur and turned her dreams into reality. It celebrates the woman who transformed into her authentic self. It is a true example of caterpillar turning into a butterfly.

Butterfly- The Spirit of You : Caratlane

Wore the Flare blue Butterfly ring from this range and Flitter Blue Butterfly Earcuffs. This collection will add style statement to your outfits.

Butterfly- The Spirit of You : Caratlane

Bombay Deco is a tribute to the Mumbai city. I am born and brought up in the city of dreams and cannot imagine my life elsewhere. The jewellery in this collection is designed in a manner that compliments the art deco buildings that adorn the skylines of Mumbai.  Some of these building are the famous Liberty Theatre and the Eros Theatre in South Mumbai.

Bombay Deco : Caratlane
Bombay Deco : Caratlane

Lotus known as the Timeless Muse has some of the best lotus design in its collection that can be perfect for daily wear. This gorgeous Lotus swing necklace paired with Lotus swing earrings got my heart set on it. I am surely picking these two during my wedding shopping.

Lotus – The Timeless Muse : Caratlane
Lotus – The Timeless Muse : Caratlane

That was the four latest collections from Caratlane. Apart from this I also liked this charming Lupine Wood Grain pendant Bodhi leaf pendant necklace from the Aaranya collection. Isn’t it aesthetic?

Aaranya Collection : Caratlane

If you are still thinking then let me enlighten you that CaratLane.com began in 2008 with the simple motto of democratising jewellery. And today, after 9 glorious years, it has come to being recognised as one of the top 20 e-commerce portals in India. Steadily growing from strength to strength since inception, It has also established 12 stores across the length and breadth of India and is now in partnership with the renowned jewellery brand – Tanishq. Serving over 3,00,000 customers in India and across the world, CaratLane offers the largest collection of gold jewellery & diamond jewellery in the country with the help of over 4,000 global vendors. Caratlane is the best online jewellery shopping destination in India with the lowest price.

Why Caratlane?

  • Try at Home option
  • 30 Days return policy
  • Certification and the guarantee of a BIS Hallmarked stamp
  • Available online and offline
  • 100% genuine

And last but not the least you get to meet the awesome team at the Caratlane, Infinity mall Malad. These guys deserve big thumbs up for the awesome service, dedication, constant follow up and forever smiling faces. 🙂

Team at Caratlane Infinity Mall, Malad

So what are you waiting for? Go rush to your nearest Caratlane store or simply visit the website to find out your favourite jewellery. Don’t forget to tag me on InstagramFacebook or Twitter on your purchases. I would love to see your pretty pictures.

Love,

Ric

 

 

5 steps to Festive Glowing Skin

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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?

 

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.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

 

Perfect fuller looking eyebrows play a huge role in makeup. Anastasia was the first one to notice and claim that an eyebrow can make or break your makeup. She was clearly right and now the world knows the trick of getting perfectly arched brows. Yes today’s review is about Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown. I was always into eyebrow products even when I was a beginner. I remember using eyebrow pencils and slowly moving to brow powders. I was using the VOV brow powder for a very long time. I was very hesitant to try the Dipbrow Pomade but took a leap of faith and just convinced myself to finally invest into this product to see what’s the hype is all about.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

Product Description- 

An award-winning waterproof, multitasking, and buildable matte pomade that stays put. Apply and blend a small amount of Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW® Pomade with an angled brow brush to effortlessly outline, fill, and texturize brows.

Long-lasting and smudge-proof
High-pigment formula glides on easily and dries fast
Acts as an all-in-one brow product
*Available in 11 shades

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

Price- $18.00 for 0.14 oz (Currently available for $14.40 on the website.)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

Packaging-

It comes in a sturdy small jar that holds the product. The cover of the jar displays the brand logo and you can see the shade name on the base of the jar. The product doesn’t have any fragrance. It doesn’t come with an applicator or brush. The brand should have included a small brush considering the price.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

My Experience with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown-

I was very confused between the “Ebony” and “Dark brown shade” from Dipbrow Pomade. Looking at the swatches online “Dark Brown” looked like a safer option than “Ebony”. I don’t like fierce looking or rather obvious looking brows. I prefer my brows to look natural and match the color of my hair. Though, my hair is black naturally the shade “Dark Brown” turned out to be the perfect shade for my eyebrows. This gel liner indeed looks very natural on application. The texture is easy to work with and glides effortlessly. After a few minutes of application, the formula becomes matte and unmovable. It is absolutely waterproof and smudge free. If you have scanty eyebrows it will be a wise idea to invest in dipbrow pomade. This product will be a great value addition in a bridal kit. Although it is pricey and classifies as a high end product, it is absolutely worthy unless you like using brow pencils. Makeup Revolution also came up with the dip brow pomade incase you are looking for a cheaper option.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Dark Brown Review & Swatches

Pros- 

  • Natural looking brows
  • Can also be used to make fierce eyebrows
  • Eyebrows look thick
  • Gliding texture
  • Easy to apply
  • Long lasting
  • Waterproof
  • Smudge free
  • Good quality
  • Pretty and Sturdy packaging
  • Comes in 11 shades
  • Suitable to sensitive skin
  • Comes off easily with a wash.
  • Value for money

Cons-

  • Doesn’t includes a brush
  • Availability in India

Rating- 4.9/5

Recommendation- Yes, I absolutely recommend this to you if you like professionally done eyebrows. The dipbrow pomade looks absolutely natural and last long. Since this is waterproof it is perfect for those special occasions.

 

 

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails Review

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Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails Review

It’s time for another review. I have done a lot of makeup posts and product reviews. But this is my first nailcare product on the blog. I must admit that I am biased towards my face and tend to neglect my hands and legs often especially my nails. Over a period of time, they have become dry, brittle and chip off easily. I always had long and strong nails but these days they hardly remain long for a longtime. I realised that Acetone has taking a toll on my nails and they have become weak and lifeless. So I started looking out for options that’s when Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover for Dry Brittle Nails caught my attention. People left good ratings and reviews on this product on Nykaa so I thought I’ll give this a try and I am happy that I switched.

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails Review

Product Description-

Removes polish and moisturizes dry, brittle nails. Enriched formula with essential nutrients helps promote strong, healthy-looking nails and cuticles with every use. A special blend of Vitamins and Aloe Vera replaces moisture in dry, damaged nails. For best results: Soak cotton pad in nail polish remover. Press pad firmly on nail surface and wipe until completely clean.

For best results: Soak cotton pad in nail polish remover. Press pad firmly on nail surface and wipe until completely clean.

Price- Rs. 275 for 236.5ml

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover Ingredients

Ingredients- 

ACETONE, AQUA/WATER/EAU, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, PPG-12-PEG-50 LANOLIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, BENZOPHENONE-3, PANTHENOL, LIMONENE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LINALOOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GERANIOL, AMYL CINNAMAL, CITRONELLOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, METHYLPARABEN, FD&C BLUE NO. 1 (CI 42090), FD&C GREEN NO. 3 (CI 42053), FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140).

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails Review

Packaging- It’s quite a big plastic bottle for a nail polish remover. The mint green and orange packaging looks very nice. This is a transparent bottle so you can see how much product is left inside. The mouth of the bottle is too big to pour out the liquid. If you open the first time you will end up pouring a lot. It’s quite possible that it may spill out while travelling. So this is definitely not travel friendly.

Sally Hansen Strengthening Nail Polish Remover Review

My Experience with Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails-

The moment you open the bottle the first thing you will notice is the heavenly fragrance of this product. Unlike Acetone, this nail polish remover has a very charming fragrance that actually lasts longer than any of my body mists. No jokes, it has no chemical smell like our old friend (Acetone). Secondly, you just need to pour it once in the cotton ball and both your hands are sorted. You will not need to add the liquid to the cotton ball 2-3 times to remove your nail polish. It removes even the most stubborn glittery nail polish effectively. I am using this nail polish remover from quite a long time and I see a healthy difference on my nails. They look smooth, healthy and happy. There is no dryness or roughness and the nails have become pretty strong comparatively. Acetone tends to burn my fingers on the edges but I haven’t had any such experience with this nail polish remover. This product is very mild and gentle on my hands. Some may think it is pricey but its absolute value for money considering that one bottle will easily last you atleast 2 years. It just lost points on the unfriendly packaging bit. Like I said the open mouth can led to product wastage and the bottle is also not travel friendly. Apart from that, I have no complains. It is an awesome nail polish remover and I am definitely going to repurchase it again and again.

Pro tip- Take a small jar and put a sponge according to the jar size and add this nail polish remover. Dip your nails in the sponge until the nail polish comes off completely. Take this jar everytime you travel and this is how we make things Travel Friendly. 😀

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover For Dry Brittle Nails Review

Pros-

  • Makes nails soft and healthy
  • Removes dryness and roughness
  • Strengthens nails
  • Smells amazing for a long time
  • Works gently
  • Doesn’t burn your fingers like acetone
  • No sticky feeling
  • One cotton ball is enough for both hands
  • Removes glitter nailpolish effectively
  • Great quantity for the price
  • One bottle will last atleast 2yrs
  • Easily available online and top beauty stores

Cons-

  • Open mouth of the bottle can lead to product spillage.
  • Not travel friendly

Rating- 4.8/5

Recommendation- If you are troubled with dry, brittle and unhealthy looking nails, switch to this nail polish remover. You will surely see a huge improvement in the quality of your nails. I highly recommend this product for healthy nails.

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BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332, 384 and 266 Review, Swatches & FOTD

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BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332, 384 and 266 Review, Swatches & FOTD

Long back in the month of April something… I went for BeYu Cosmetics product launch event. I must say they’ve got wide range of products and a never ending list of collection. I had received some goodies from the brand on the launch day. I took my own sweet time to test, try and finally introduce the products. I am very excited to bring this Germany cosmetics brand to you. Most of their products are very good but I am bringing the best of the lot. I want to talk about the BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Eye and Lip Crayons particularly in the shade 332, 384 and 266. I have been using their products from quite sometime and you may have also seen my pictures on Instagram. Since everyone kept asking me which turqoise eyeliner I’ve been using lately? I decided to write about the Biggies.

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332, 384 and 266 Review, Swatches & FOTD

Product Description-

Color Biggie for Eyes:

  1. Easy, quick & versatile application : as eyeshadow, kajal or highlighter.
  2. Creamy, waterproof texture.

Color Biggie for Lips :

  1. Waterproof and Long lasting: Durability of upto 6hrs.
  2. Gives intensive matte effect.

Cruelty free – Paraben Free – Dermatologically tested and approved.

Price- Rs. 800

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332, 384 and 266 Review and Swatches

Packaging- The packaging is cute and simple and it reflects the shade of the crayon which makes it easy to pick up. The eye color biggie comes with numbers but no name. The lip color biggie has a name and number. Since it’s in the crayon form, it should have come with a sharpener. You can sharpen the crayon with the help of any sharpener. The crayons don’t have any fragrance which is plus for many sensitive nose.

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 384 Review & Swatches

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayon 384 – This is a perfect turquoise eyeliner and eyeshadow. It has a very creamy and smooth texture that gives mermaid eyes after application.

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332 Review & Swatches

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayon 332 – This is sexy, smokey greyish eyeliner that can be doubled up as an eyeshadow. Don’t know Smokey eyes? No problem. Simply glide this eyeliner and smudge it as an eyeshadow. Voila! You have smokey eyes ready!

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 266 Review & Swatches

BeYu Color Biggie 266 For Lips and More – This is a beautiful rosy pink nude. I have never found this shade in any Indian cosmetic brand or for that matter in any other international brand. The shade is one of kind and looks great on lips. It will suit fair to medium skintones but may wash out deeper skintones.

My Experience with BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332, 384 and 266-

The Color Biggie crayons has a smooth creamy texture and glides easily on the lips. Since it is highly pigmented they hide pigmented lips like a boss. The eyeliner is multipurpose and can be used as an eyeshadow and waterline as well. The color biggies are waterproof and last long in all weather conditions. They last easily around 6-7hrs on me after application. I have applied the eye crayons without any primer. Using a good eyeprimer will make it last longer. The lipcrayon is matte and smooth texturewise. It is extremely comfortable on lips and doesn’t tug or pull like liquid lipsticks. The lip shade will look great on Indian skintone. It is rare to find a shade similar to the shade 266. All BeYu products are cruelty and paraben free. They are not only dermatologically tested but also approved. Coming to the downside, the price could be a deciding factor for many. Also, they need to be available online as well as offline. BeYu products are available at Lifestyle, Health & Glow, Central, New U and top beauty stores like Beautiful, Beauty centre(across Mumbai) and Beauty palace. To find out your nearest store you can login to http://www.kaunis.in

 

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 384 Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332 Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

I have applied a holographic glitter lip gloss on my 332 eyeshadow and here I am with the oh sooo glittery smokey eyes.This is my version of an easy peasy holographic eyes. What do you think? Yayyy or Nayyy?

BeYu Color Biggie Long Lasting Crayons 332 Review, Swatches & FOTD

 

Pros-

  • Highly pigmented
  • Smooth texture
  • No flakiness
  • Stays upto 6-7hrs
  • Wide range of shades in both eyes & lips
  • Eyecrayons can be used as an eyeliner and eyeshadow
  • Can be used on the waterline.
  • Great matte texture of lipcrayons
  • Lipcrayon is a perfect nude for Indian skintone
  • Great for smokey eyes
  • High quality
  • No fragrance
  • Paraben Free
  • Dermatologically tested & approved
  • Cruelty Free
  • Can be easily sharpened

Cons-

  • Can be pricey for some.
  • Doesn’t come with a sharpener
  • The availability can get better with more online options like Amazon, flipkart & Nykaa.

Rating- 4.8/5

Recommendation- I don’t really buy cosmetics from the stores that much, I prefer buying them online. I wish it would be easily available online so that I can grab more shades because I absolutely adore the color biggie crayons. However, I love the lipcolor way too much and if I ever finish it, I am surely going to repurchase. I highly recommend to get atleast one Color Biggie Crayon. The quality can be easily compared to high quality drugstore brands like Loreal and Faces.

If you want me to review any other product from the brand. Do let me know.

P.S – The products are sent by PR but my review remains honest and unbiased.

 

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches & FOTD

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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review

 

Happy “Smoky Eyes Week’ to everyone. There is big news for all you, UD Lovers! Urban Decay is selling off the Smoky palette for half the price i.e $27.00 as they are going to discontinue this palette soon. I don’t even know why have they suddenly decided to discontinue it considering the fact that its one heck of a Bestseller! It’s been on every girl’s wishlist since like school. I bought this palette during the December-January sale on Sephora and luckily I got it for $27.00 too. I thought why not review this amazing palette before you think of purchasing it. After all, it’s one of my most cherished palettes and getting this baby home was almost like a dream come true. Mind you, it’s an achievement for any beauty enthusiast to have an Urban Decay palette, it’s more like having an iPhone in the world full of Androids 😛 (No offence to Android Lovers)

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review

Product Description-

The key to nailing the most sought-after and elusive eye look ever? Naked Smoky—loaded with ALL the essentials you need for the perfect neutral smoky eye. A true range of shades. The perfect brushes. And detailed tutorials.

We packed this palette with a dozen sultry, smoky neutrals, including nine never-before-seen shades and three exclusives from past palettes. Experiment with warm bronzes, dimensional grays, rich browns, gorgeous taupes and deep black. From mattes and satins to shades with sparkle, Naked Smoky has it all. Each shade in Naked Smoky features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Ever buy a beauty product and then realize you have no idea how to use it? Naked Smoky makes sultry, come-hither eyes totally doable. The detailed lookbook breaks down four amazing ways to get Naked and smoky, and our exclusive double-ended brush (with a Tapered Crease Brush on one end and a Smoky Smudger Brush on the other) makes application easy.

The case and brush feature a cool floating smoke effect, with “Naked Smoky” in gunmetal foil. To add to the mysterious vibe, we set the shadow pans in a smoky transparent base. The magnetic closure on the case prevents shadow mishaps in your bag, and the full-size mirror makes it easy to get Naked whenever the urge strikes.

What you see is what you get: High (pale pink-nude shimmer w/ micro-sparkle), Dirtysweet (medium bronze), Radar (metallic taupe w/iridescent micro-sparkle), Armor (metallic silver-taupe w/tonal sparkle), Slanted (light metallic gray), Dagger (medium charcoal w/micro-shimmer), Black Market (jet-black satin), Smolder (deep plum-taupe), Password (cool taupe matte), Whiskey (rich brown matte), Combust (soft pink-taupe) and Thirteen (light beige satin).

Fill Weight: Eyeshadows: 12 x 1.3 g POIDS NET/NET WT. 12 x 0.05 oz

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review

Price- $54.00 (Now available for $27.00 only)

Packaging- The palette comes in a very chic, sexy and sturdy packaging. It looks like smoke engraved on the case; this palette’s packaging is quite unique unlike the other two versions of Naked palettes which looked pretty simple. The palette is slightly heavier but sturdier than other palettes and includes a big mirror and a dual ended brush. The dual ended brush is of very good quality and can be used single handedly to create smokey looks. Since the palette is sturdy you can count in for being travel friendly.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

My Experience with Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette-

I always wanted a Smoky Eyeshadow palette and what could be better than having an original Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow palette. I don’t have any other Urban Decay Eyeshadow palette other than the Naked Smoky palette but I am truly impressed with the super high pigmentation and smooth texture of the eyeshadows in this palette. The eyeshadow palette comes with a big mirror and a dual ended brush. The dual ended brush acts as a blending brush and as a smudge brush. Now even if you run out of your makeup brushes during travelling, this single brush will be your Saviour. The eyeshades are mix of matte, satins and shimmery which includes shades from beige-brown to greyish-blacks. You wouldn’t need any shades outside the palette to create your smokey eyes. I didn’t use any primer while creating the look yet it showed so well on my eyelids. I am sure an eyebase or primer will increase the intensity of these eyeshadows. Also, I noticed there were no fall outs from this eyeshadows. I have Coastal scents eyeshadows and I have BH cosmetics eyeshaow palette they all have lovely colors but do have fall outs. I never faced that issue with the Naked Smoky palette. The eyemakeup doesn’t wear out and stay for around 8-9hrs easily. I think this is the reason why Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palettes are so expensive. If you prefer having high end palettes that has great pigmentation and shades for your smoky eye tutorials, you will love Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette.  The only Con is that it’s not easily available and of course they are pricey. However, it is best to invest on it now since it’s on sale. I created a simple smokey look on Ganesh Chaturthi using this palette and loved how it looked on me. What do you think?

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette tutorial
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Tutorial

 

Pros-

  • Very good pigmentation
  • Smooth texture
  • Good mix of matte, satins and shimmers
  • No fall out
  • Classy packaging
  • Great staying power
  • All possible smokey shades
  • Comes with a mirror and dual ended brush
  • Travel friendly
  • Quite sturdy
  • Currently available at just $27.00 / Half the price
  • Great for smokey eyemakeup lovers

Cons-

  • Pricey
  • Availability

Rating- 4.9/5

Recommendation- This palette is for the one who has a special place for smokey eyes in their hearts. The 12 shades can spoil you with options. You can go from soft brown smokey to pitch black smokey through this palette.

 

Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review

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Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review

If you really want to know what is Monsoon? You should come to Mumbai (i.e if you are not in Mumbai). It is raining cats and dogs here from past 3 days and there is finally some sunlight today. The sun is out and I felt inspired to write this post on Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara. Generally, I don’t buy waterproof version of a mascara. But its a must have in Mumbai during Monsoon and summers…YES! Summers too! One day I went for an event and I was dreaded to see my mascara in the lift, it was smudged all over my eyes due to sweating. So I thought of investing in a good waterproof mascara to avoid further wardrobe malfunction. 😛 Honestly, I was ready to buy an expensive one too. In my search, I thought of giving this mascara a try and here I am with the complete review.

Product Description-

Maybelline New York introduces the 1st of its kind Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara to deliver dramatic volume with a 45 degree lift. Superior Technology with cup shaped bristles and push up brush that scoops, coats and lifts lashes, bathing them in volume. Creamy plumping formula that glides smoothly onto lashes for a dramatic, instant charge.

  • Super quick and easy makeup on the go.
  • Instant plump formula
  • Glamorous new pack design
  • Available in a washable and waterproof format

Ingredients-

Aqua / Water / Eau, Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Acacia Senegal / Acacia Senegal Gum, Stearic Acid, VP / Eicosene Copolymer, Polybutene, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax / Cire de Carnauba, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Myristic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Silica, Laureth-21. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide.

Price- Rs. 550

Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review

Packaging- The tube looks very pretty and chic with a color combinaton of black, red and pink. The wand of the mascara wand doesn’t build up any messy fibers which is great. The packaging is sturdy and it comes in two variants- washable and waterproof. This mascaras is travel friendly.

 

Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Swatches
Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review

My Experience with Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review-

This is one of most blackest black mascara in budget mascara category. The formula is wet yet thick and it dries pretty quickly. You can easily add 2-3 coats of mascara without any clumps. The waterproof version is way too good and I wore the mascara in hot & humid climate and in rains. The mascara didn’t smudge or budge at all. I usually wear colored contact lenses and it didn’t irritate my eyes. I can say its safe to say to use even for people who wear contact lenses. I always curl my lashes and then apply a mascara unless I am in a hurry. This mascara curls the lashes very well and keep them uplifted for a longer period of time. Some mascara lengthens while some add volume, this mascara does both; adds volume for fuller looking lashes and lengthens them. I love how affordable yet effective this mascara turned out to be. Maybelline Push up Drama Waterproof Mascara lasts for a really long time and stays until removed. One tube lasts for around 3 months based on the usage. The only con I see that its a pain to remove this mascara you need to have a very good makeup remover to get rid of it. Also, I would like to warn you that never sleep with this mascara it may irritate your eyes. Anyway, its not good to sleep with your makeup on. Overall, I love this mascara its affordable, waterproof and it works very well. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is my other favourite. I have to accept that Maybelline makes some really good mascaras in the budget range.

Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara Review

Pros-

  • Waterproof
  • Smudge proof
  • Very black
  • Uplifts and curls lashes
  • Lengthens them effectively
  • Adds volume to the lashes
  • Chic packaging
  • Good applicator
  • Wet and thick formula
  • Doesn’t clump lashes
  • Curls lower lashes effectively
  • Doesn’t get dried up fast
  • You can apply 2-3 coats without clumping
  • Affordable
  • Last till you wash them off
  • Can be worn with contact lenses.
  • No irritation occurs unless u sleep with it.

Cons-

  • Tough job to wash this off.
  • Itches the eyes if you sleep with it at nightime.
  • Also available in a washable format

Rating-  4.8/5

Recommendation-  I would highly recommend this to someone who is looking out for a waterproof mascara which curls, lengthens and adds volume without irritating the eyes. Its affordable and worthy. I am already on the verge of finishing my first tube going on to the second.

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Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review

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Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review

We all love doing makeup but don’t you just hate it when your makeup starts melting during summers and look patchy during winters? This problem gave birth to Setting Spray in my vanity. Its only been few months that I purchased Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist and I have never used any other setting spray in past. I heard great things about MAC Fix + spray but didn’t get it because I wanted to see how fixing spray actually can fix your makeup. Honestly, I really didn’t want to buy something so expensive before trying an alternative. You know mind of a beauty blogger is just like a ‘baniya’ 😛 I read about this being a dupe of MAC Fix + spray, I don’t have one so I don’t want to comment on that. I don’t think I will ever know MAC Fix + spray unless its gifted to me because I am super happy with Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist. Read on to know why…

Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review

Product Description-

Colorbar Stay The Day Finishing Mist a hydrating mist that sets and refreshes your favorite makeup to make it last longer

  • This product does two jobs
  • A toner that keeps your skin hydrated, refreshed and calm
  • And a hydrating mist that sets and refreshes your favorite makeup to make it last longer
  • Energized with ‘Witch Hazel Water’ this product has anti-bacterial properties

Price- Rs.850 for 100ml

Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review
Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review, Swatches

My Experience with Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist-

To start with the packaging, it comes in a spray bottle which is quite transparent that helps you to understand how much of the product is left in the bottle. The product has a slight fragrance but nothing that will irritate a sensitive nose. I am combination skin which gets dry easily, infact my mouth area is very drying so much so that my skin peels at times. I usually apply my makeup without moisturiser; yes I am weird that way…. that’s because I use sunscreen that works like a moisturiser. After applying full makeup, I sprayed this mist on my face and I was happy to see that my makeup looked all put together, dewy and natural. Earlier, my face used to look flat matte and even though it didn’t look patchy. It did look like I am wearing a mask of makeup and that can be a turn off. There was a lovely glow on my face and my highlighter popped out like “champagne” (No, I didn’t use Becca’s champagne pop). At times, when I don’t want a heavy coverage, I simply apply the sunscreen and compact powder and then use the mist. It looks absolutely natural for everyday wear. I have also used it as a toner and primer works perfectly fine on those grounds too. You can also spray the hydrating mist on your makeup brush for flawless blending and smooth finish. The makeup stays for good 8-10 hrs on my face with the fixing spray. I need to use baby wipes to get rid of all the makeup on the face. This fixing spray will suit all skin types including the oily skin girls  but make sure you don’t go overboard with the spray or you will end up looking like a disco ball. Sensitive skin women can use this hydrating mist as it doesn’t irritate or give any breakouts. People generally keep asking me about the glow on my face, it’s basically the Colorbar Stay the Day Finishing Mist working on me. Who needs a MAC when you have something that works just the same at half the price.

Colorbar Skin Stay the Day Finishing Mist Review

Pros-

  • Boon for dry skin
  • Mild fragrance
  • Sets makeup like a boss
  • Spray it on your makeup brush for flawless blending.
  • Works like a toner/primer prior application
  • Increase the longevity of the makeup by 8-10hrs
  • Increase the intensity of your highlighter.
  • Gives a dewy finish that looks natural.
  • Includes Witch Hazel that has anti bacterial properties
  • Makeup doesn’t look cakey or patchy
  • Will suit all skintypes including oily and sensitive skin.
  • 100% Cruelty Free
  • Good packaging.
  • Affordable as compared to MAC’s fixing spray
  • One bottle last for a very long time.

Cons-

  • None

Rating- 5/5

Recommendation- Its a must-have product for anyone who likes natural dewy makeup. It is a multi purpose product and definitely increases the longevity of the makeup. This product is my HG and I don’t feel the need to buy MAC’s Fixing spray.

 

 

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

Hello girls,

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.

 

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