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Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Hello Beauties,

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Its been such a long time that my hand is even shaking to pen down my thoughts. I had no motivation lately coz of the hectic work schedule, friend’s engagement party, monsoon trip. All of this kept me busy throughout the weeks. Oh also how can I forget that I shifted to a new place last Sunday. But today I want to speak about a perfect Sunday that I spent in Bungalow 9, Bandra on 17 July. I was invited for the Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Event and I was really curious to know about the new product. I thought it would be a boring day where there would be a speech, goodies will be given and then we can leave. Guess what? It was a super engaging and fun event. We were engaged into games and activities back to back. There was team effort and active participation from all the bloggers. All girls gel around very well due to the team building activities. There were goodies for every activity, which was also a great motivation. In the meanwhile, bloggers were called one by one for product testing. We had our whole day scheduled. Time just flew away and then we had to wrap up. We clicked a lot of pictures before leaving and it felt like it was a graduation picture where all of us got in the frame and clicked a Happy Picture. Everyone had a great time and left with a happy face.

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

 

Product Description

New Fair & Lovely Powder Cream is an expert product that brings together fine brightening product and advanced multivitamin fairness cream for: Instant Bright Look, Powder Smooth Finish, All day oil control, 14 hrs fair look, Matte Non-oily feel.

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Price – Rs. 115 for 40 gms and Rs. 55 for 18gms.

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

My Experience with FAL Powder Cream– I wore the product for the entire event and looked fresh and bright whole day long. I thought maybe I should try and spend a whole hectic week of my usual work-life and then decide on how it fares. So my usual Monday to Friday is at work spending 9:30am to 6:30pm. I applied the FAL powder cream at 8am and it felt like a moisturising cream, I applied it in dots on my forehead, neck, chin and cheeks. My face looked bright and fresh and the cream settled in quickly giving me a smooth, matte, bright look. There was no oiliness or stickiness whatsoever. There is no coverage or foundation in this cream. So even though it mattifies well, there was no need for a powder touch-up. I like a bit of coverage in my creams. So I ended up using my compact on this cream and was done for the day. During my lunch, I checked in mirror if I need any touch-up but my face was still matte and fresh. So I continued with work and around 5pm my friend asked to catch up after work for a friend’s house party. I thought now atleast I have to touch-up. To my surprise, the face still looked fresh and I only re-applied my kajal and lipstick. I reached home around 11pm and while washing my face I realised damn my face doesn’t look like I work all day. I usually use bbcream on an average day and I know how dull my face looks at the end of the day. I was super impressed and happy with the product and wore it to work daily. On days when I apply make up, I love using this as a face primer and trust me it works like magic as a face brightener + primer. There is no sunscreen protection in the cream, I wish they would add some SPF to the product; it would have been All-in-one. Overall, I Enjoyed the FAIR & LOVELY Powder cream. It is super affordable, it makes your face look bright and matte for the whole day, on my combination skin there was no traces of oiliness found. I wouldn’t say this cream would make you fair and white, no cream can do that. But it definitely makes you Bright. This would be a perfect product for a college goer to a working woman. After all who wants a heavy foundation feel every day?

Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Pros

  • It indeed gives a 12-14 hrs bright look.
  • Face looks bright, fresh and matte.
  • No oiliness.
  • Suitable for all skintypes.
  • No powder touch up required.
  • This would work excellent as a face brightener + primer.
  • Can be used under make-up.
  • Also makes a nice moisturiser.
  • The cream is light-weight and disappears in the skin.
  • Skin feels smooth and soft.
  • No break-outs.
  • Good quantity.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Perfect for everyday wear.
  • Very affordable.
  • Available in smaller packs
  • A unique formula/product.
  • Suitable for all seasons.

Cons

  • Does contain Parabens
  • No coverage.
  • No SPF.
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review
Fair & Lovely Powder Cream Launch Event + Product Review

Rating – 4.5/5

Recommendation – I am so glad that it is not like those typical product which claims to make you fair. It gives you a fair, bright and matte look for 14hrs. It would be perfect for college girls as well as working women. As the product is very pocket friendly, this is very well-suited for its audience. The product easily would last a month even if used daily. I will highly recommend this product if you are bored of the regular bb/cc creams. This product will be a value addition as it’s actually a unique product.

 

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.

GET GLOWING SKIN WITHOUT MUCH EFFORT

We all want that perfect skin and flawless complexion. No matter how confident we are, a little pampering always goes a long way in boosting your self esteem. Of course nobody says that confidence is confined to appearance but why not make the use of these inexpensive things and restore that glow you were born with?

You were born with beautiful skin. You were born with those glowing cheeks. Why let pollution and stress take away your deserved charm?

It is never difficult to get glowing skin. The only thing which is required is persistence. Trust us on this part, this is the only thing why many people are victim of bad skin. So take little time out and try these easy tips.

LEMON – now surely this is something you have known since ages. But sometimes you need a little reminder that yes you can do it.

Simply rub lemon juice on your face and neck and leave it on for 10 minutes. A lot of people are sensitive to lemon. You can add little warm water to the juice just to dilute it. This will cut the burning effect, if at all you feel. Wash your face  after 10 minutes with warm water. Try this method for 3-4 times a week.

You can also add honey to the lemon and apply it on your face. Keep this pack on for 20 minutes and wash it with luke warm water. A regular practise will not only leave you with glowing skin, it will also help remove dead cells.

TURMERIC- turmeric has been known as a magical beauty thing since ages. Well, our ancestors were never wrong when they applied turmeric on the brides. You are aware of the effects that it creates. Why not try it on yourself?

Get raw turmeric and make a paste by blending it in the mixture. Take little bit and apply on your face. You may add milk if your skin is not too oily. Leave this paste for 20 minutes and wash with luke warm water.

This method is not recommended for pimple prone skin.

HONEY- glow is much related to moisture. Have you noticed how an oiled surface glows? That’s what honey does to your skin. It is a great moisturiser and has antibacterial properties that also fights skin infection.

Apply plain raw honey on your face and wash it off with cool water after 15-20 minutes. Follow this on a daily basis to get soft, glowing and radiant skin.

CUCUMBER- cucumber has cooling and astringent effect on your skin. It hydrates and gives an overall glow.

Cut the cucumber into thick pieces and rub all over your face and neck. Leave it for half an hour and wash it with running water. This should be done daily for greater benefit. The ones who are sensitive to cold and cough can restrict this method to thrice weekly.

Apart from these you can also try aloe vera juice on your face. Above all, remember to keep your face clean and get adequate sleep.

Get that glow!

Guest post!

Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

Hello ladies,

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Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

Winter is my favourite season and I love to look at my face during this season. I look much brighter and younger. That I was talking about was my facial skin. However, I hate looking at my body’s skin. They look so dry, rough and white. Also on certain days I feel itchy more than usual. I dare not use a lotion after shower or else I’ll be like a monkey scratching my hands and legs all day. I know everyone is in a hunt of buying body lotions and body butter to save their skin these days. So I thought I’ll introduce you to my all time favourite body moisturizer. Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer is a thick moisturizer which is meant to use on extra dry skin on those extra cold days. My aunts who live in states always bring 4-5 bottles of this lotion every time they come to India. So I have been using this brand since 5-6years now. I think I am experience enough to write about it now.

Product Description

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Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

Made with a blend of Vitamins C, E and B5, this fast-absorbing body lotion goes deep beneath skin’s surface to lock in moisture and heal dryness at the source, preventing its unwelcome return.

  • Penetrates through 5 layers of skin’s surface to start healing at the source
  • Helps heal extra dry skin—including heels, elbows and knees
  • Triples skin’s moisture content with continued use
  • Provides 24-hour relief

Price – Available for Rs. 403 for 496ml bottle on AMAZON. You can compare the prices online.

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Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

Packaging – It is housed in a thick sturdy white bottle which has a flip flop. If you go for a bottle which is of higher quantity, you have to simply press the pump and the lotion will drop out. The packaging of the bottle is travel friendly. Like I said my aunts always get 4-5 bottles of these from states.

Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer Review

My Experience with Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer-

This is hands down one of the best winter skin moisturizer I have ever used. I agree I always get bored of using this since I have like 4-5 bottles in stock with me. In between, I keep trying other products. But I always tend to come back to this during winters. It heals every part of dry areas of my skin and makes it smooth and shiny.  There is absolutely no need of re-application with this lotion. The cream consistency is medium, I say medium because it’s not as thick as those heavy duty body butters. It goes like a breeze on my skin. Some might find it too heavy for summers. It tends to get a bit sticky during summers. However, its perfect for winters and can be carried anytime anywhere. Earlier it was not available easily in India but now its available everywhere online. I also found it in beauty stores here in Mumbai, India.

Pros

  • Great moisturizer/lotion for winters
  • Heals the roughest points of your skin
  • Lasting moisturization
  • Travel friendly
  • No need of reapplication
  • Skin becomes smooth and soft with regular use
  • Skin doesn’t feel itchy or stretchy anymore
  • Available easily online

Cons

  • None just avoid using this during summers or it may feel sticky.

Rating – 5/5

My Recommendation–  I have been using this from so many years and I cannot force you enough to get this. Do pick up one and try it yourself. You will be hooked.

THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING TONER

Hello girlies,

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TONER REVIEW

Many of you have asked me to about my skincare routine and want me to do a post about it. Honestly, December is such a month that keeps me occupied with too many things. So it gets difficult to cope up with time. But I promised that I will soon review on certain important skincare products that I absolutely adore and treasure. Having said that, today I am going to review on (the very famous already) THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING TONER. One of my readers is getting married and she wanted help with face pigmentation, pimples, acne spots etc. I swear by THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING TONER for my acne prone skin. Yes, I don’t have acne now *touchwood*.  However, two years back I had horrible skin which used to breakout like crazy.  That’s when I found this product.

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TONER REVIEW

Product Description

This refreshing toner for blemished skin gives a beautifully matte, shine-free finish.
• Removes traces of make-up, cleanser and impurities
• Mattifying powders leave skin shine-free
• Clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TONER REVIEW

Price – 795 for 250 ml

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TONER REVIEW

Packaging – It’s housed in a clear translucent sturdy bottle. It has a flip flop kind of a cover which has a hole from where you can pour out the toner. You need to shake the bottle before use as it has a tendency to settle down at the bottom. Since the packaging is sturdy it makes it a travel friendly product.

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE TONER REVIEW

My Experience with THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING TONER

I used to get bad breakouts back then so I wanted an effective toner. I tried everything but nothing really impressed me. One fine day Preetha from Glamsel gave me half a bottle of tea tree toner to try out.  I was not ready to shell out 795 bucks for a toner and she was kind enough to let me get my hands on this. She was very firm that I would like it.  I went home applied it with a cotton ball, at first the tingling sensation scared me out. I was like what’s happening to my face but once it settled my face felt tight and better. With repeated usage, my face started clearing out, the breakouts minimized, blemishes reduced. I immediately bought a new bottle since then I am using this toner. This has worked very well for me and my face looks much better now.  Mind you, I had to go to derma for my acne. However, I still prefer using this toner against everything else I have tried. This one is great for oily/acne prone skin, helps in clearing up the breakouts and blemishes, maintains the ph balance of your skin and also reduces pores to a great level.  If you are sensitive skin you may not like the tea tree smell or tingling sensation on your skin. Dry skin beauties may find this a little drying. For others, this will be your best investment even though it’s pricey. But one bottle last 6 months easily.

Pros

  • Great for oily/acne prone skin
  • Removes all traces of make up and dirt
  • Clears skin blemishes and marks
  • Reduces breakouts to a great extent
  • Minimizes pores
  • Tea tree smell is relaxing
  • Maintains the PH Balance of your skin
  • Travel friendly
  • Great quantity

Cons

  • Can be pricey for some but one bottle last long.

Rating – 5/5

My Recommendation: It’s my Holy Grail and I have been using this since 2years now. I absolutely recommend this to oily/acne prone skin types. I gave it a 5 rating because it is not pricey for me considering one bottle last almost 6-8months. It’ definitely a plus for skincare routine.

 

 

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