Huge haul-Makeup,skincare & haircare

Heya!

I am going to travel in April, so I thought of buying all the essentials and stocking travel sizes of the things I use. Also, I wanted to test some new items (blogger tendencies :-P), so shopped online from Amazon, Instagram, Nykaa, Myntra & Purplle. I will post the links and where to buy them too, but the prices shown will be current. No guarantee of any running discounts. 😦 Sorry.Also,I think only Amazon will benefit you if you are staying abroad India,as other sites don’t deliver there.

Many bloggers gave thumbs up to Incolor Matte Me lipsticks, which are affordable matte lipsticks. You know the craze, right? I bought only 1 shade, as I wanted something in deep blood red color. The shade no. is 402.I haven’t tried it yet as I am suffering from dry lips due to continuous use of matte lip creams. Does anyone of you suffer from this? Do let me know what to do. 😦 I bought this from an Instagram account The_makeup_and_jewellery_shop, which offers the lowest shipping cost. COD is available in Kolkata only. I keep browsing through various accounts till I find the lowest shipping price.(Saving is my forte 😉 )I paid 250+50 shipping for this through bank transfer.

I also bought Maybelline colorshow matte lipstick in Mysterious Mocha M304.It is nude lipstick as in brown lipstick with pink undertones. More of a Kylie Jenner lip shade. This lipstick is drying on the lips, more than the Miss Claire ones. I will post a detailed review on this. I paid INR 276 after discount on 325. Sales were amazing around the Valentine’s Day on Nykaa.com.

From the same place, I also bought Chicco cleansing wipes. I had an order issue if you are following me on Insta. Anyway it costs INR 169 for 72 wipes. It is pricey but each wipe is sufficient for the face, neck and hands. Pretty big size! Also it is alcohol-free, soap-free and is moisturizing. Baby products are the safest products for skincare. I bought this when I saw Haul video of beauty Youtuber Debasree.

Dry lips mean lip balm. Somehow, my herbal lip balms weren’t working that much. I was reapplying them within half an hour. I had used Neutrogena lip balm earlier and I swear by it. So I picked it up too from Nykaa.com for INR 149 for 4g product. This is the best lip balm I had ever used having SPF. You need a layer only and your lips get moisturized for a long time.

After reading the ill-effects of using nylon loofah, I bought a cotton-bamboo fiber based loofah from Audrey’s. This is the first time I am using this kind .For 195 bucks, I paid only 117 INR on Nykaa.com. It feels soft against the skin, and takes away the dry skin without irritating or damaging it.

The site was running this offer of giving free sample size of 50 ml Avene gentle milk cleanser on any purchase of Avene product, so I grabbed this offer when I bought Avene thermal spring water in 50ml.It cost me 600 bucks. This is good for travel purpose, as for home, I have 2 big bottles in 300ml. I suffer from sensitive atopic skin, so needed to try this cleanser. Yet to test it.

From Purplle.com, I stocked on my haircare by buying the Loreal X-tenso shampoo and hair masque in discounted prices. I am telling you, I am hoarder during the sales. 😛 Shampoo costs 575, but I paid 479 for 230 ml. Same for the masque, I paid 574 only after getting discount on 675 INR for 200 ml. I need these for my smoothened hair. They keep my hair soft, frizz-free  and removes mild-dandruff .In the same range I bought the serum at full price of 600 bucks for 50 ml from nearby store.

I managed to lay my hands on the much raved about Loreal Paris La palette nude eyeshadow palette in Rose. On V-day, various sites were running 50% off on selected products for 14 min.  :-\  I grabbed this for 700 only after discount on 1400 MRP on Amazon.in. The color pay-off is okay, as in you have to build it up on your lids. Definitely requires a primer/white shadow as base.Here’s the link.
L’Oreal Paris La Palette Nude, Rose, 7g

Also, bought Lakme white radiance compact powder in Golden medium at a discount. I paid 180 bucks against 210.This was at Myntra app. This is good for normal to combination skin.

I will be posting soon a clothing haul.Do lookout for it. 🙂  

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See you all in my next post,Take care. 🙂

 

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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.

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Price & quantity: INR 235 for 100 ml. I got it from Amazon.in 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Do tag me if you have used this.See you all in my next post,take care,bye 🙂 :-*

Top 5 Face Make-up of Year 2015

Hi lovelies!

Now that the year is coming to an end,I want to come up with a list of products which I found to be affordable and actually works for what it is made. 🙂 So without any further delay,let’s get started!

  1. Miss Claire lip creams

This was featured in so many Youtube beauty channels that I had to get it myself.I got shade no. 17A,a beautiful peachy pink. These lip creams are matte finish but doesn’t dry out the lips.Pigmentation is damn good.They are available only in few places,I guess,Khar beauty centre,Mumbai and Impressions,Karol Bagh.Retails for INR 195 but you will get them for a discount in these stores. Online its available on  Paytm,but its triple the original price. :-O I will review them soon.

2. Sivanna colors shimmer highlighters

This is also made famous by many beauty gurus.I am yet to order it .Perfect dupe of Bobbi Brown shimmer brick set.Pigmented and affordable and has many options for you to choose.Good highlighting palette for face and eyes.Retails for INR 400 but usually sites offer discounts continuously. Links are given below if you want to check them out on sites.

Sivanna Shimmer Highlighter (HF302-03)

Sivanna Shimmer Highlighter (HF302-01)

Sivanna Shimmer Highlighter (HF302-06)

Sivanna Shimmer Highlighter (HF302-02)

Sivanna Shimmer Highlighter (HF302-04)

3. Maybelline New York Nudes, the Nudes Palette

Finally a drugstore brand came up with a nudes eye palette at an affordable price.It is a perfect mixture of shimmer and matte eyeshadows.The 12 shades are enough for any daytime or night look.The eyeshadows are well pigmented and last long.Costs INR 900 .You can buy it from the link given below.

Maybelline New York Nudes, the Nudes Palette 

4. L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder

Loreal introduced this compact powder and to be honest,this is the most affordable compact powder when it comes to controlling oil on the T-zone for a longer duration and is pigmented enough for hiding minor flaws.Comes in various shades to suit Indian skintones.Packaging is also chic. 😉 Costs INR 400 but you will get it at a discount online. You can get it below.

L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder 

5. Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper

This baby made so many Indian girls happy.We lacked a good eyebrow product but this came out to be our saviour.Comes in 2 variants-Brown and Gray.Gives natural looking fuller eyebrows in just INR 245.Has a pencil on one end to draw and on other end a puff applicator for filling the brows.You really should buy it.

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper, Brown

Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper, Gray

This year,I didn’t find any affordable matte lipstick launches under INR 500 from well known brands,that actually last longer and don’t dry out the lips. 😦

Anyhow,if you had missed out on any of the above products,do get them before they get stocked out.  🙂 

PS: All the links provided are affiliate links.

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Till the next time,Bye,Happy Holidays 🙂 :-*

Indian wedding reception makeup and look (Drugstore)

Heya!

Wedding season has started in India and girls like me find it difficult what to dress or look in such occasions. Personally! I prefer my make-up light, but this time I chose a dramatic look keeping my accessories to the minimum. My focal point is the eye-look.

I chose an Anarkali suit which had pink brocade work all over off-white background, having embellishments near the neck. I have attached the picture below. The dupatta is shaded and has golden designs on it.The dress is not on the heavier side as I prefer it that way. Either my make-up is heavy or the dress I wear is.

I chose a handcrafted clutch which matched my suit and simple sandals with dual toned pink glitters on it. For earrings, I wore matching danglers.

  • After the face was done with foundation and concealer under the eyes, I moved towards my eye-look. I was aiming for a dewy finish so didn’t powder my face afterwards.
  • My eye make-up matched my dress color. On the eyelids, I use champagne colored shimmery eye-shadow and on the crease and outer corners, I used pink-purplish eye-shadow. All the eye-shadows were blended properly. I used the purple eye-shadow on my lower line and drew a thin plain black line on my lids. No cat-eye or winging. Just simple eye-liner look. For eyebrows, I used a light brown shade to line and fill them. Thankfully, I am blessed with naturally thick eyebrows so didn’t need much to do them.
  • I used the same champagne colored eye-shadow as my highlighter for inner corners of the eyes, center forehead, bridge of the nose and on the cheekbones. I skipped the blush as I already had so much pink going on my face. I contoured my face slightly, just to make my face softer. I have square jawline actually.
  • I used 2 lipsticks to match the dress shade. All the products used with their shades are mentioned below.
  1. Lakme invisible finish foundation-Shade 02
  2. Lakme absolute White intense concealer stick-Shade Medium 03
  3. Lakme Eye Color quartet botanica- Lightest shade/First shade(Champagne colored)
  4. Nicka K New York Perfect  10 Eye palette set- AP020-Pink and Purple eyeshadows from the set
  5. Freedom Bronzer- Shade 110
  6. Mistine 3D Brows’ secret- Shade 01
  7. Maybelline black gel liner
  8. Menow artist’s lipstick-Shade 012( Used as base)-Matte finish
  9. Blue Heaven lipstick-Shade Cherry Red(On top)

My hair was let loose with side parting. That’s what I did for a wedding reception. If you recreate the makeup, don’t forget to tag me in your pictures. I love seeing you all.

 

 

First Eyeshadow tutorial-Lilac hues

First of all,pardon me for the images.I know they aren’t sharp,because I don’t possess a very good camera. 😦 I will come up with a good one soon.

I thought of doing a tutorial because I was cleaning my makeup stuff. 😛 I know,it’s a vague reason.But when I saw my eyehadows,I just felt like doing a one using Purple,black and Glittery Lilac shade.It’s kinda my favourite shade actually.

This look can be worn when you are partying with friends & in a formal party because the glitters are subtle.If you want to make it more dramatic,use pigments and layer up with falsies. 😉

Items used-Eye primer(I am using Oriflame),Concealer(Mine is Lakme Absolute),Eyeshadows having the 3 shades(I have from Makeup Revolution London) & eye brushes(I have used Vega and Colorbar).

IMG_20141031_195519 IMG_20150104_121420.Tutorial-I have tried explaining every step,but if you have any doubt,let me know.All the steps are followed by pictures.

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I didn’t fill that much because I already have thick eyebrows.

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OOPS!!!!! :-O APPLY MASCARA AS WELL.I FORGOT IT.

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UNDER FLASH

Hope you liked it. 🙂 Take care,bye. :-*

City color cheek stain-Rose review

All the beautiful ladies!A very happy new year to you all.Hope you had an amazing start to this year. 🙂 😀

I am starting this year with my review of CITY COLOR CHEEK STAIN.I got this during the GOSF 2014 from FABBAG. Those of you who don’t know it,follow this link.FABBAG is a beauty subscription bag,which sends samples/full size products according to your need for a price which is almost half of the total cost of those products.I got this from their store.GOSF left me broke though. 😛

http://www.fabbag.com/

Price: Actual price is 300 INR from the FABBAG store but on their official site,it’s 3$. 😦 I hate import tax.

Shade: Rose which is a dark pink shade.Total there are 6 shades, but in India ,there are only 5 available.Bronze shade is missing.I chose this shade because I have light-medium skin.Pink shows up on my face more.

Ingredients: Paraben free.But I got bewildered by the long list of ingredients.See the pictures below. 😦

Packaging: Very sturdy plastic packaging.It has white covering with cute pink labelling. 🙂 And there is transparent plastic cap.The blush comes out like you roll-on lipstick.Also there is a second plastic cap on the blush which makes the entire packaging safe to carry around.The ingredient list is stuck on the bottom side like small stickers.

My thoughts:When I first saw the blush,I thought,” Glitters are too much”.But it goes subtle shimmery on skin.The texture is creamy and it easily glides on the skin.In the first swipe itself,the color pay-off is good.After blending it,it imparts a natural flush of color and the glitters look soft.It really looks natural.Cheek stains are lighter versions of blushes.If someone looks at you,it would look like you have a rosy glow on your face(not blushing) . There is a difference you know.For daily use,this is wonderful,but for parties I would say,swipe it 2-3 times.Staying power is remarkable.Since this is a creamy blush,oily skinned beauties can stay away from this.

Hope you found this useful,if you want to ask anything,feel free. 🙂

Bye,take care :-*

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Please ignore my rest of the face,I’m at home so didn’t apply makeup.-focus on my cheeks.Doesn’t it give a natural flush? 🙂

Colorbar ready to wink perfect eye makeup kit review

I was on the lookout for make-up brushes and this GOSF proved to be my saviour.I got these 3 eye brushes at an amazing offer.So here goes my review.

Price: 550 INR but I got it cheap. In fact online,you can get discounts even now also.

Contents:The kit consists of one Eyelluring Eyeshadow Brush, one Angled Angel Eye Defining Brush and one Smokin’ Eyes Smudger Brush.)

Material: Plastic white handles which look classy actually.The brushes are densely packed synthetic fibres.They don’t shed till now.

Packaging:Comes in a plastic packet.I would have preferred at least brush caps.

My thoughts:I tried 2 different looks-one party smoky eyes and another candy pink look. ( my names. :-P) I noticed,on the first swipe,the brushes don’t pick-up that much color.So 2-3 swipes are required to build the color.

It feels soft against the skin and handle size is apt for travel purpose too.Thesmudger works great and the eye-shadow brush is good for application of eye-shadow and blending.The angled brush is good too and I have used it to line my eyes as well.My favourite is smudger.

Overall verdict is for starters its good,but do invest in better brushes once you get the hang of make-up.

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Packaging

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Glittery smoky eyes for parties without any liner

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Candy pink look with liner

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This is how they look under yellow lighting.