Nivea Men Sensitive Aftershave balm as primer!

Hey beautiful!

After coming across many youtubers and bloggers talking about this, I decided, let me share what I feel about this men’s product.

I was on the lookout for a budget primer and I came across reviews of this product. Trust me! I was scared when testing this on my sensitive combination skin. So, let’s move on to how it fared for me.


Price & quantity: INR 235 for 100 ml. I got it from at INR 191. (Discount lover! 😛 ) Compared to other primers, this is cheap and has ample quantity.

Availability: Available in drug stores and also online all over the world.

Ingredients: IMG_20160125_154501_394_opt

Fragrance: ‘Manly’ is the word. Traditional aftershave lotion smell. It vanishes after a minute.

Texture & color: It is runny, white in color. Glides easily on the skin. Takes time to seep into the skin but you can work with your foundation or bb cream after applying it.


Packaging: Comes in a white plastic bottle with labelling and usual instructions. It has a screwed type cap which is sturdy. No leakage so travel friendly.

Description: The extra gentle and alcohol-free formula contains soothing and healing ingredients like Chamomile, Vitamin E and Provitamin B5 that help care for sensitive, just shaved skin. It is quickly absorbed into the skin and leaves it feeling soothed and moisturised.

Skin compatibility dermatologically approved.


How It Works

Redness-free and irritation-free skin that improves over time.

How to use product

Apply liberally on the shaved area and massage into skin.For best results, shave with the Nivea Men Sensitive Shaving Gel or Foam.

My views: I had used a BB cream, as its texture is thicker than foundations and can be used to test whether it glides easily or not. Primer is supposed to make a smooth canvas on your face, fill in pores and hold your make-up for longer time.

I apply my primer on moisturised face. At first sight, it made me look oilier. I had used it as I use my moisturiser. Waited for a minute to let it sink in, but it didn’t quite do so. So I went ahead with my BB cream. I blended everything with my fingers and I must say, it does work. The BB cream easily blended on my skin. My face didn’t have the flaky patches. I got the dewy finish which I prefer during winters. You can top it up with compact for matte finish.

What I felt-

  1. Smoothens the skin
  2. Fills in small pores. Don’t know about large ones as I don’t have any.
  3. Moisturises the face as it doesn’t have any alcohol,so no more drying effect.
  4. Provides a cooling effect
  5. Controls oil easily in winters for 4-5 hours for combination skin
  6. Didn’t cause any reaction on my eczema-prone sensitive skin.

Dry skinned beauties may need a moisturiser underneath. Oily skin can skip moisturiser entirely. Girls who have sensitive skin, can try this.For summers, I need to test it, but I guess, compact will be necessary.

Overall verdict: You can buy this! This is cheap, works well and is travel-friendly. It fills the pores to some extent and is good for all skin types.Here’s the link if you don’t find it in Indian drug stores:

Nivea for Men Sensitive After Shave Balm – 100 ml

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Beauty Tips to Look Gorgeous this Valentine’s Day

Heya !

The season of Love is around the corner and what’s best than to post something about it.Here is something for you written by a guest author Margaux Diaz,who will share beauty tips for that special day.Read on to know more. 🙂

Valentine’s Day is drawing near, and not only men make a fuss over buying gifts for their mothers, wives and girlfriends, but women are prepping themselves to look lovely and spotless on the special day of hearts. Take these beauty tips on how to look gorgeous this Valentine’s Day.

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Choose the best foundation-Foundation plays as the “canvas” of one’s face before the rest of the makeup. It can be liquid or powder. There are three important factors to consider when selecting a foundation 1) type of skin 2) color of skin 3) level of coverage. Oil-free, the matte-finish liquid foundation is best for women with oily and break-out prone skin. However, this type of foundation can be drying to the skin; thus, applying the face with a primer initially is more suitable. There is also long-wearing, the matte-finish liquid foundation that provides a more precise blending and can set for a longer period. A preferred choice for normal to dry skin is a moisturizing liquid foundation. This type of foundation has a thicker texture and mostly come with skin-repairing properties. While pressed powder foundation is easier to blend on the face, they tend to have difficult outcomes. When not applied properly, powder foundation can make the skin look clumpy for oily face, or make the skin dehydrated for the dry face. Stick foundation is a form of cream-to-powder foundation. Meanwhile, sheer foundations and tinted moisturizers are most commonly used to add a touch to a pale skin.

Learn how to choose the best eye cream-The area around the eye is one of the most susceptible regions to ageing. It has probably the thinnest skin, and it is more prone to external damage, from any source like heat, radiation, and chemicals, than any other parts of the body. Dark circles and puffiness can be very disappointing to women especially during special events like Valentine’s Day. This answers the question as to why women are really into investing eye creams. The skin around the eye needs more emollient. Hence, this is how eye cream works. Eye creams heal dry skin and reduce inflammation. Look into the ingredients (that’s the key when choosing the best eye cream!). For the big day, choose the one with sunscreen component (e.g., zinc oxide or titanium oxide), melanin-inhibiting and cellular repairing ingredients. Do not buy eye creams with fragrance formula.

Choose the best lipstick-Of course, you won’t go out with your Valentino without lipstick on, right? When choosing the right lipstick color for you, start with identifying your undertone. A yellow (warm) skin gravitates to warmer colors while cooler (pink) undertones look better with blue and purple lipstick. If still in doubt, stick to olive or fair color tones, says beauty experts. If you have obviously fair skin, deep colors such as red look best on you and stay away from pale ones. For women with darker skin, deeper shades such berries and plum lipstick gives you have a flattering appearance.

Choose the best toner-Facial toner works by removing excess dirt and impurities after a regular facial wash. Use toner weeks before Valentine’s Day and your partner will see the big difference on your skin. Toners are available in a wide range of sorts, so make sure you buy the best and right one for your skin. Choose a facial toner with astringent or alcohol-based for oily skin. This type of facial toner will not only remove the oils that regular washing missed but also tighten pores and help prevent breakouts. If you have an oily T-zone, apply oil-absorbing toners along your forehead, nose, and chin. Meanwhile, for dry skin, stay with toning lotions or hydrating solutions.
Must watch this video: Why Do I need a Toner?


To look good and feel good on Valentine’s Day is more than applying makeup and skin products like Nectifirm and many more available in market. The secrets to the gorgeous skin are good sleep, healthy diet, active lifestyle, exfoliation, and hydration. As they say, beauty is skin deep. Being and becoming beautiful should not only be for a day or a single occasion but a lifetime! Work on it, and you will be surprised how younger you look than your actual age!

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Author Bio

Margaux Diaz is Health and Beauty Expert. She has interest in building knowledge and self – confidence  of people who really want to improve their Life by proper Health guide and stay fit for life time.  She is an inspirational writer and has written numerous Articles related to Health and Beauty. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Born pretty Store website review


Today I have come up with a review of a website which you may or may not have heard of.This website has an amazing section for jewellery & accessories about which,I will talk today. sent 3 samples for review,selected by me.I wanted to test all their categories,so chose from sunglasses,hair accessories and jewellery.

What I liked about them:-

  1. Delivery was according to the schedule.
  2. Packing is having 7-8 layers of foam,so perfect for international shipping.
  3. No customs.(I guess due to light weight.)
  4. Items looked exactly as featured on the site.
  5. Prompt customer service.
  6. Free worldwide shipping

My views on each product:

Sunglass-Option 3

This sunglass has round black lens .It has leopard print half frame.I chose this as I felt the slight cat-eye shape of the frame with round lens,frames my face better and adds soft touch to my square jawline but also gives a sassy retro look.The shades  will protect your eyes from sun rays,but can’t guarantee whether it will block UV rays or not.The sunglass didn’t have any scratches and the plastic feel didn’t look cheap.Actual price-$ 4.89.


I wanted to buy these type of earstuds with both sides having designs.I chose this as I wanted this shade,also the gold and turquoise combination looks so regal and this entire design reminds me of Cleopatra.( I don’t know why! 😛 ).The quality is very good and feels metal.The stone is also having desired sheen.The stud,the fan shaped portion of the earring and the stopper are separate.It is supposed to be worn like this.Gives a retro look.Actual price-$ 3 approximately

Hair pins

I chose simple bobbypins in various colours. This 24 pin set will go with all coloured clothes. The colours are neon-coloured.I have straight hair and even on that,these pins stayed tightly.They don’t leave any dents in the hair.The quality is good and does what it promises.Actual price- $ 1.05

For India,it will usually take around a month to get delivered so keep that in mind when ordering.

Overall verdict: The quality is very good.The packaging is awesome.Their collection on the site is pretty huge.Free delivery and their prices are pretty reasonable.So do check them out and give it a try using my 10% off coupon code- EFNT10. 

It is valid at anytime with any products (except the discounted items) on their site, for Jewellery &Accessory is better. 

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Miss Claire Lip cream review-13,16,17A


How is your New Year treating you? 

Just before New Year,I got my last order delivered and posted my December Haul.Link is given here.I am here with the review of Miss Claire lip creams in nude to pink shades.This brand created quite a buzz due to its excellent quality and price.Let’s get started.

Price: MRP is INR 195 but you can get it for discounts in Impressions, Karol Bagh ,Delhi.I got 17A in 150 bucks.Other 2 shades are from Instagram account @fashionstorm321.They shipped it for 190 bucks each with shipping charge 20 bucks for Delhi .
For international readers,I guess Ebay is the only option. 😕

Availability: It is not available easily.Only available in Karol Bagh,Impressions and various Instagram accounts like @wearourmakeup,@fashionstorm321 etc.

Texture: It is creamy as the name suggests 😛 .Very smooth application.Totally matte which is the in thing nowadays.

Fragrance: It has a sweet smell,can’t recall the exact scent.But the smell disappears after a minute.

Packaging: It looks like NYX lip cream and shares the same packaging.Plastic tube with shade color having doe foot applicator.The applicator provides good application .

Shades: It has pinks,nudes,browns and maroons.You will find your shade for sure.

My experience: I have used all the shades to office,and felt that 16 is perfect for me as Nude. 17A is more on dark pink-burgundy shade. 13 is dark purplish with brown undertones and 16 is pink with brown undertones.

All the shades stayed on my lips through light snacks and drinks but faded a little after heavy meals.It is not transfer-proof so mind your cups & glasses. 😛 Even after the color has gone,your lips will have a beautiful stain.

This doesn’t dry out the lips .This lipstick is perfect for normal lips but dry lips may need a  lip balm underneath.It does settle into fine lines of the lips but for me that’s not an issue as luckily , it doesn’t show much. 😀 

Overall verdict is go for this lipstick.Absolute 5/5.

PS: My lip swatches may show very little difference as the camera isn’t picking the true color. 😦












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Pure Suds Hand & Foot Fetish review


A very Happy new year to all of you.☺.This is my first post for 2016.I am back with another review of a product from Pure Suds.I had done a haul containing Pure Suds products out of which I had already raved about 2 of the products. 🙂 I will provide the links below  if you want to read what I had said about these herbal products.The hand & foot fetish was a sample with the haul sent to me.

Pure Suds Rose velvet rich body butter review

Pure Suds Lavender & Chamomile Face Gel Pack review

This product works as a hand and foot scrub.I had ignored my feet so much that it was getting tanned and dry easily.This baby proved to be  my saviour.Let’s get right into it whether this fared for me or not. 

About the brand: Pure Suds Skin Treats brings to you a world of luxurious hand-crafted soaps minimizing the use of harsh chemicals on a daily basis. Promoting minimally processed skincare which include a range of cold-process hand-crafted soaps, Body butters, Sugar scrubs, Face scrubs, Lotions and Lip balms. All of which is prepared in my little studio in Rajasthan to delivery all over India.

Availability: Currently they are taking orders through whatsapp, facebook and email. Contact them on-09784591628 and mail them on They ship  in India,Sri Lanka & Nepal .

Price & quantity: INR 699 for 90 g.The quantity is sufficient as you require only a little amount for each usage.I use it monthly so for me this will last for a long time. For such a tub size,this is affordable.

Ingredients: Given in the picture below.

Packaging: Comes in a transparent tub with golden screwed lid.The label is stuck on the tub which got torn off while opening the tub. 😦 Simple packaging but looks nice on your shelf. The plastic is prone to dents so not travel friendly.Also,there was a slight leakage Packaging can be improved a little.

Texture & fragrance: I found it creamy with gentle particles.The scrub isn’t rough or harsh on the skin due to very small scrub particles used. Smell is strong on lemongrass side.

How to use: Soak your feet in warm water for 10 min,then apply this scrub for 5 min per hand & foot..Wash it off and follow it with lemongrass hand & foot butter.

My views: I wet my feet and hands and then use it as if I am applying moisturizer.I massage it for a minute then wash it off.I am always in a rush even on weekends.

The scrub is very gentle on the skin so people who like the actual gritty feeling of a scrub may not like this.It cleans away the dead skin and imparts a glow to your skin.Tan may take some time in removing as in more usage.I am impressed that this product does what it claims even when I haven’t followed their usage instructions strictly. 🙂

However,I did notice a stinging feeling when I had some cuts,so if you are having cuts or cracks in your skin,avoid this as it will sting.It maybe due to lemongrass and orange extracts.

Since this is very gentle,you can use it weekly.Overall it is a good product to use and you can definitely try it.




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