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Seer Secrets Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser Review

Hola Readers,

With sun playing peekaboo with clouds and occasional rains in Bangalore I am confused to call this climate summer. I miss my hometown Rourkela where summer months and rainy days were clear like black and white. The smell of petrichor while rain drops touched hot earth for the very first time drove me insane with happiness. Speaking of smell and fragrances, I am having a gala time trying out 3 amazing body washes with unique fragrances from Seer Secrets. I received the following variants from Seer Secrets:

  • Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser with Rose Extract & Geranium Essential Oil (250ML)
  • Bergamot and Raw Sandhal Energizing Yogurt Enzyme Body Cleanser by Seer Secrets With Yogurt Extract & Bergamot and Sandalwood Essential Oil (100 Ml)
  • Labdanum and Patchouli Smoothening Yogurt Enzyme Body Cleanser by Seer Secrets With Yogurt and labdanum Extract & Patchouli Essential Oil (100ML)

I cannot wait to review Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser with Rose Extract & Geranium Essential Oil which happens to my favourite out of the three variants. Hope you enjoy my review.

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Price: Rs 599

Available: Here

Ingredients:

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About Seer Secrets Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser:

  • Our Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser serves as a detoxifying agent, controlling acne and protecting skin infections.
  • Soy Protein based cleansers create rich, luxurious foam and gently repairs skin burns leaving the skin moisturized.
  • Naturally derived, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, vegan, gluten-free, biodegradable, NO triclosan, sulfates (SLS, SLES, SCS), formaldehyde, salicylates, parabens, phosphates, MEA, DEA, TEA, petroleum-based ingredients or dyes. Never Tested on Animals; Made in the India!
  • Suitable for all skin types and Paraben free. Our Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser is gentle enough to use every day. Lose yourself in a hydrating shower moment and awaken your senses in your shower.
  • It clears up acne, prevents wrinkles, improves skin elasticity and protects from skin infections.

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My Take on Seer Secrets Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser:

Being someone who has extra sensitive skin, I am always on a lookout for natural and chemical free skin care products. Also, my idea of a little bit of paradise daily, is to indulge in a luxurious bath with an aroma which tingles my senses. The first thing which made me fall in love with Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser with Rose Extract & Geranium Essential Oil is the aroma. If fragrance could be depicted in words, then this body cleanser will be worthy of bagging a poetry. The perfume content is extremely mild and the sweet smell of rose and geranium balances out due to the smoky twist.

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Packaging:  This body cleanser comes in a sturdy see through bottle with a pump dispenser. The pump dispenses just the amount of product and see through packaging helps me keep track of how much product remains in the bottle.
Consistency: This gel based body wash with not too runny and not too thick consistency. It is just right and spreads easily on a loofah. The product is translucent and glides on my body easily.

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I love the fact that these body cleanser is paraben and sulphates free. Seer secrets does not test on animals and uses moisturising base of coconut extracts which provides extra brownie points for skin love. The quantity versus price ratio is an absolute delight for me.

It would have been a perfect luxury bath product if the aroma lingered a little longer on me post shower. However, this product fares extremely well on my sensitive dry skin. I feel moisturised post shower but I do not skip my moisturiser. It lathers fairly even with hard water leaving skin fresh. The shelf life is limited because the presence of preservatives is evidently less and the product is bent towards the natural side.

Pros of Seer Secrets Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser:

  • Addictive sweet and smokey aroma
  • Moisturising feel post shower
  • Not tested on animals and harmful chemical free
  • Lathers well and gives a luxury shower feel
  • Leaves skin soft and fresh
  • Great packaging
  • Suits sensitive and dry skin
  • Value for money – aptly priced

Cons of Seer Secrets Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser:

  • Aroma does not stay on body post shower

Rating: 5 / 5

Final Words: I am enjoying using Smoky Rose Geranium Hydrating Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser from Seer Secrets. So many pros for this heavenly smelling body cleanser from someone as demanding as me speaks tons about the brand. Looking forward to try more variants from this skin friendly brand.

Have you tried a body cleanser from Seer Secrets yet? Let me know in comment section.

XO,

Amrita

 

This is a PR sample review. 

 

Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel Review

Ciao People,

Summers are here and our skin needs all the protection it can get from the hot sun. Today I am reviewing Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel which has proved a boon for sun burns and irritation for me. This product reminds me of nostalgic candy smell from the 90s.

I was thinking of adding something personal and fresh to my posts. So, from now on I will write about what song plays in my mind (read my room).

Current Song: Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se Yun Mulakat Ho gai.. 

So darlings, sip on something cool and enjoy the read.

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Price: 160 100 Gms

What Khadi Claims: Khadi Natural™ Rose & Alovera Facial Massage Gel is refreshing, relaxing, exfoliates skin with amazing healing properties.

Instruction of use: Apply in a circular motion on the face and neck. Wipe off with a moist cotton pad. Rinse with water and pat dry.

Ingredients: Rose Extract, Geranium Oil,Ashwagandha Extract,Demineralized Water,E.D.T.A, Propyl Glycol, Gylcerine, Stabalized Aloevera Gel,Carbomer,Kathon Cg,Sodium Hydroxide,Xylitylglucoside,Anhydroxylitol,Xylitol,Aloevera Extract, Liquorice Extract,Fragrance, Color

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My Experience with Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel:

Packaging: Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel comes in a basic see through tub. It has a screw cap and quality of the tub is sturdy. Packaging is pretty simple and tub packaging provides a scope of unhygienic condition. A spatula would have been a plus with this tube.

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Texture : This product is not too runny and has a perfect gel consistency. It spreads evenly on my face and does not exactly feel light weight during first contact with my skin. However, it does not suffocate skin once blended well.

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The Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel smells explicitly of roses and reminds me of a candy called Pan Pasand (partly). Once applied the smell subsides and leaves a lingering rose aroma. I like the fact that the claim of relaxation is lived up to. The gel feels refreshing and massage with this product definitely brings a soothing feeling. I have used it in minor cuts incurred during threading of due to a minor rash and it works miraculously which shows evident presence of Aloe Vera.

The cooling property of Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel makes it ideal for my summer skin care stash. It also works as a post waxing balm. Post a sunny day, a home facial including this gel works as a magic for my sensitive skin. However, it does not really work on tan or has any fairness claim to live up to.

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I really like the fact that this product is value for money. It fits well in budget and the quantity and quality of the gel is exceptional.

Pros of Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel :
  • Lives up to the claim of a refreshing, calming soothing gel with healing properties.
  • Does not suffocate skin
  • Strong smell settles into subtle fragrance post application
  • Has multiple usages.
  • Ideal for summer product list
  • Value for money
  • Good with sensitive skin
Cons of Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel :
  • Hygiene issue due to tub packaging
Rating: 4.75 / 5
Final Words: 

A budget product which will work as magic for sensitive skinned beauties. A big thumbs up for this gel from my side.

Have you tried Khadi Rose Aloe Vera Massage Gel Review yet? Keep that gorgeous skin summer safe and use a Sun safe SPF lotion 20 minutes before you step in the sun.Keep reading and commenting.

XO,

Amrita

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick: MARS Review| Swatches | FOTD

Hey Darlings,

Whoa, feels like it has been ages since I wrote. How are you my dearies? Since I was away for long I decided my come back post should be about my current favorite lipstick which is ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick Mars.

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Cost: Rs 725
Available: Instagram Store – @beautyngloss or here
What ColourPop Pop Says: Whether you’re from Mars or Venus this fuchsia will be fab on you!

My Take on ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick MARS:

Packaging: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick Mars comes in a glass finish transparent tube with a metallic cap. I think the packaging is a little fragile than expected and I always end up treating it with care as if the lipstick will break if I drop it. The applicator does a good job, but I think the head of the applicator could have been a little flexible. Shade name for the lipstick is mentioned at the bottom of the tube and cardboard box in which the lipstick comes in.

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Consistency: The consistency of this gorgeous matte liquid lipstick is towards the the runny/watery side while it is applied. I did not experience any tug on my lips and it spread easily on my lips. However, once the lipstick dries out it sets in a powder base absolute matte finish.
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Pigmentation: Here is the best part of this lipstick, it is superbly pigmented. One swipe and lo, it covers my naturally brown lips with gorgeous reddish mixed poppy fuchsia color. I am totally in love with the color and pigmentation.

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I need a heavy moisturizer on my lips before applying this matte lipstick. It is extremely drying once it is settles on lips. But the color is so brilliant that this has become my go-to lipstick. I think it will look flattering on all skin tones and suits a dusky girl like me brilliantly. It leaves a pink tint on lips while fading. As it is powder based, the lipstick fades with powder particles. It cannot survive a full meal, but does well with dry snacks.The staying power of this lipstick is good and stays for 8 hours without eating a full meal (have tried that when I was on back to back meetings).

All in all, Mars from ColourPop is hot shade for the season and it transforms a simple girl into a diva within a minute. Totally a selfie worthy shade.

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Pros of ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick MARS:

  • Clear Packaging
  • Beautiful Shade
  • Impeccable Covergae
  • Absolute Matte finish
  • Leaves a pink tint on lips after fading
  • Good staying power

Cons of ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick MARS:

  • Too drying on lips
  • Leaves powdery flakes on food while fading

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Poutometer : 4 on 5

Final word: Mars has totally woed me and I am a little biased towards this gorgeous shade. I believe it gives a pumped up effect to my lips and sets the tone for this summer. A must try for the season.

XO,

Amrita

COLOURPOP LIPPIE STIX BOSSY REVIEW, SWATCHES & FOTD

Hey Dollies,

Passing a hectic work week and entering a new one can be tough; But tougher is staying away from reviews of some divine makeup goodies. Today I am reviewing Colorpop Lippie Stix ‘Bossy’ from my mini Colurpop haul. I am not a red person but given Valentine day is around the corner I thought of giving this a try. I will be writing about products which I think will help getting ready for a special date on Valentine day. Hope you readers like it.

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Cost: Rs 500
Available: Instagram Store – @beautyngloss or here

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My Take on Colorpop Lippie Stix Bossy:

Packaging: The packaging is very neat. The lipstick comes in a twist up pen with a cap which closes with a click. The details of the product is engraved on the twist up pen. Shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the pen.

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Consistency: The consistency of Colorpop Lippie Stix is soft and glides pretty easily on my lips. These are not the drying matte lipsticks and has a little moisturising sheen on lips. A tissue can be dabbed or loose powder can be applied to attain that perfect matte look. The formula is hydrating but upon initial application
Pigmentation: The pigmentation of this product is more than average. However, I can easily build it with a couple of strokes.

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Bossy is a classic red from the Lippie Stix range of Colorpop. This red beauty has blue undertone. Usually, I am not a red lipstick person but I will make an exception for this one. I think this is a very bridal shade and Indian skin tones will look gorgeous.

As it is not completely opaque, it shows up as cherry red on my brown lips. I have set it with a tissue and noticed that it stays easily for 5-6 hours without heavy meals.

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This lipstick does not bleed and the edges of my lips are smooth with minimal smudges over the course of time. It does not fade unevenly and leaves a pinkish tint on lips while fading. Colourpop has so many shades for these lippie stix range and I wish to try them all. I think they are quiet affordable and aptly priced. I can’t wait to review the next shade which is named as Brink from this range.

This was my first order from Instagram store @beautyngloss. They have done a fabulous job with good packaging and delivery.

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Pros of Colorpop Lippie Stix Bossy:
  • Array of shades
  • Hydrating soft texture
  • Easily glides on feel on lips
  • Soft-matte finish
  • Buildable good coverage for pigmented lips
  • Stays for 5-6 hours on lips
  • Does not bleed with minimal smudge
  • Leaves a pink tint on lips after fading
  • Aptly priced
Cons of Colorpop Lippie Stix Bossy:
  • Not a con for all, but the colour is a little too bold for my personality.

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Poutometer : 4.5 on 5
Final word: Bossy is an apt name for this shade from Colurpop Lippie Stix range and I believe it is meant for the ladies who rule those boardrooms and ballrooms with equal elegance. I recommend it and give it a double thumbs up!

XO,

Amrita

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Hearts Blusher Blushing Heart Review, Swatches & FOTD

Ciao Bombshells,

January passed by in a whim and I just cannot get over my 31st December night look. I know New year eve is long gone, but festivity hues keeps my happy mood going. Today I am writing about a blush which I have used while getting ready for my New year eve party look. I have been obsessed about it since I first laid my eyes on it. I sound like a crazy lover,right? Without anymore of my stories let’s cut to the chase of my experience of this divine looking blush called Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Hearts Blusher Blushing Heart. 

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Price: Rs 790 (Select BeautyBox India as vendor option) for 10 gm

Available: Here

Ingredients:

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My Experience with Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Hearts Blusher Blushing Heart:

Packaging: Best thing about this Too faced dupe blush from Make Up Revolution is that it scores with cute packaging. It comes in a rectangular cardboard box with a heart shape cardboard packet inside. Baked blush is safely tucked in a plastic palette inside the cardboard box.
Texture: I think the text texture is not satiny of this baked blush and the shimmer particles make it a little dry and gritty. Overall, texture is not the product’s forte.
Pigmentation: I am in love with the pigmentation of this baby. It is highly pigmented and the mixture of the three shades can be attained with one swoosh of brush.

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The shades of the blush are all pink based and I cannot clearly differentiate them on my cheeks if applied separately. However, when I use them together it gives a beautiful look to my cheeks. A total win-win for girls who like pink blush on their cheek. The blush easily lasts 4-5 hours and will last even longer with a makeup fixing/protection spray. All in all, I am so proud of having this cute packaged blush from Makeup revolution on my shelf.

Brand Evaluation – Make Up Revolution: I think Makeup revolution is a demi-luxury brand in Indian market, mostly because it is priced like that. However in UK, this is one of cheapest drug store brand available. Forte of this brand is the array of products and diversity in each range with affordability. Totally worth to buy during Amazon sale.

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Pros of Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Hearts Blusher Blushing Heart:
  • Gorgeous packaging
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Bliss for pink blush lovers
  • 4-5 hours stay-time on cheek
Cons of Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Hearts Blusher Blushing Heart:
  • Expensive in Indian market
  • Gritty and dry due to shimmer particles
  • Parabens and Talc in ingredients

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Rating: 3.75 / 5

Final Word: I am biased toward good looking things and that’s why I think this one should be in every makeup lover’s stash. If you are travelling to UK, good thing will be to stock this brand. All in all, a try worthy cute pink blush.

My Experience At The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, Brookfields | Precious Moroccan Oil & Sandalwood Cream Massage

Merry Christmas Divas!

It’s Sunday and I am still recovering from a bad throat pain. I had to even miss a Christmas picnic which I had been looking forward to. Sigh! This weekend is all about indoors with tablets and soups. But lucky me to get myself pampered with a spa day last Saturday. Read on to know about the wonderful experience I had at The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa when I tried an all new therapy – Precious Moroccan Oil & Sandalwood Cream Massage. 

Getting to The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, Brookfields:

Super easy to book an appointment with The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, Brookfields branch in Bangalore. It is even easier to locate them, considering they are located on the main road in the below address:

Four Fountains De-Stress Spa – Brookefields. No. 8/2 –3rd Floor, Opp BEML Bus Stop
Brookefields ITPL Main Road Kundanhalli, Bangalore-560037

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Four-Fountains Spa, Reception Area

Precious Moroccan Oil & Sandalwood Cream Massage:

Mostly I opt for Aroma therapy relaxing massage, but this time I was tempted to try their new therapy called Precious Moroccan Oil & Sandalwood Cream Massage. I love Sandalwood aroma and know that it is very good for skin brightening. Other ingredients like Moroccan oil  and Vitamin E entwined with Sandalwood further lured me to try this out. This also happens to be my first experience with a cream based massage.

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Brookfield spa has got me hooked to amazing discounts for their happy hour memberships, hence I paid Rs 1399 for 60 mins of pure nirvana.

 Ambience and Amenities of The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa:

The overall ambience of the spa is very positive and calm.

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Touch and feel of this place shows attention to details.

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Whitefield Four fountain spa has waiting lounge with luxurious and comfortable furniture. With soft music playing in the background, I don’t think anyone would object waiting here and relaxing on the loungers.

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Relaxing Lounger
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Massage rooms have just the right amount of light and a calming aura. Rooms are named as Calm, Peace, Energy and so on. Spa can accommodate a good no. of clients and even on weekends, the wait time is very less. The best feature is the neatness of this spa. Clothes for change, comb, soft slippers and disposable cover comes in a pouch which gives a privileged feel.

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Changing Pouch

Even the door knobs are designed to give acupressure benefits; Now that’s what I call going an extra mile for customer satisfaction. I was intrigued about the small pouches hanging on doors and came to know that the doors which have pouches are taken/engaged and it is a Do not disturb sign.

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Do not Disturb Pouch

Massage tables are soft and spacious. The provide a pillow, towels, hanger for convenience.

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They also provide shower cap and hair dryer on request.

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Every massage room is air conditioned with locker facility and positive messages on the wall. They have attached shower facilities which makes it a 10/10 on my expectation meter.

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Massage Room

Spa Team at The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, Brookfields:

I have visited Four-Fountain Jayanagar branch earlier and absolutely love their services. Once I moved near Whitefield, Brookfields Four-Fountain spa was convenient for me to visit. If you are visiting for the first time to the spa they will provide you a stress test based on which you will be advised a massage. They have an array of therapies to provide as per customer’s needs.

The reception staff is extremely polite and welcoming. The spa team aims to please and they do a pretty good job with it. Spa manager Dr. Sreelakshmi is all ears to improvement suggestions. She is proficient in working out flexible deals for revisiting customers.

Therapy Experience At The Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, Brookfields:

Gone are the days where oil was the only component for massage. Someone like me who prefers time effectiveness can opt for Precious Moroccan Oil & Sandalwood Cream Massage and happily walk out without shower after the therapy.

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The cream used in this massage is extremely soft on skin. It completely pampered my dry skin and rejuvenated skin cells. My therapy took place in a dimly lit room with a soothing instrumental track playing in the background which added to the fabulous ambiance.
My massage therapist was Miss Grishna and she was very good at her work. The massage was relaxing with medium pressure and gentle strokes. Extra pressure or less pressure can be informed to the therapist and they work on pain points like magic. This therapy left me refreshed and charged. I noticed a healthy glow immediately after the therapy was complete after 60 mins. I received a complimentary 10 minute foot massage, which was like a cherry on the cake.

Post Therapy, after a long warm shower I made way to the reception where I was served green tea. I got a complimentary therapy card to choose from head or foot massage for my next visit. I learnt that upon membership renewal, complimentary points are provided which can accommodate 2 therapies comfortably. Now that’s a deal I am not missing.

Over All Rating: 5/5

Final Word for Four Fountain Spa:

I believe four-fountain spa has set some high benchmarks for affordable spa industry. Sure I would love some steam or Jacuzzi facilities here; But what I pay for, is actually more than reasonable for what I get. I am a delighted customer and I vouch for the value for money services I have received.

Have you visited the four-fountain spa yet? Comment and let me know your experiences.

XO,

Amrita

 

SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl, 01 Back to Black (Black) Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hola Cupcakes!

Today, I have a question for you? What kind of make up addicts are you? Do you collect nail-colors, eye shadows, eye-liners, Kohl , lipsticks/glosses, blushes? What is that 1 thing which feels like a part of you? For me a good Kajal/Kohl does it. I love wearing Kohls and I love flaunting my eyes. I have received SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl, 01 Back to Black (Black) in my November Fab bag and I cant wait to review it for you. Read on and enjoy the read.

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Price: Rs 499 for 1.2 gm

Available: Here

What Sugar claims: Every Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl comes with its specially designed high quality sharpener that is carefully crafted to help you make the most of your purchase. The SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl is currently available in the shade ’01 Back to Black’. It is free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservatives, volatile cyclomethicones (D4, D5, D6) and animal derived ingredients.

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List of Ingredients: Iron Oxides, Black 2, Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Octadecene, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isoceteth-10

My Take on SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl, 01 Back to Black:

Packaging: The SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl comes in a pencil with cap. Sugar provides a sharpener along with this kohl. A cardboard box cover packaging with Sugar branding makes it look super cool. I wish they come up with a twist up pen as sharpening leads to product wastage.
Consistency: The formula is soft, creamy and glides like butter on my eyes. But it is too creamy to create a sharp look.

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Pigmentation: What hasn’t been spoken about this gorgeous Kohl by fellow bloggers? I am totally in love with the pigmentation. Undoubtedly it is the most pigmented Kohl I have ever come across.

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I know a pigmented Kajal when I use it. One swipe is required to attain the darkest black color by using Sugar’s heavy-duty Kohl. I have used this product straight for 30 days and have been impressed through and through with the quality. I have worn this Kohl to a wedding for an entire day and was impressed with the staying power of upto 10 hours.

Having said that, this Kohl is too creamy to stay put and smudges eventually if I accidentally rub my eyes. However, it makes the Sugar heavy-duty Kohl  “the goddess” to create smokey eyes and add drama. Neat look will not be a hit with this Kohl as the tip is extremely flat.While wearing it to work I apply it only on my lash line and not on my eyelids to avoid a stark Kohl look.

Sugar heavy duty kohl should be applied without exerting too much pressure on hands; else the creamy tip tends to break off leading to product wastage. I feel it is a little heavier on pocket, but the pigmentation justifies the quality of this black beauty.

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Pros of SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl, 01 Back to Black:

  • Gorgeous Pigmentation
  • Darkest Black Kohl
  • Does not tug on eyes / Creamy and smooth glide
  • Free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservatives, volatile cyclomethicones (D4, D5, D6) and animal derived ingredients.
  • Does not irritate sensitive eyes
  • Makes flawless smokey eyes
  • Water resistant

Cons of SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl, 01 Back to Black:

  • Tip breaks off with pressure
  • Sharpening leads to product wastage
  • Heavy on pocket / spend days product

Rating: 4.75/5

Final word:Definitely a worthy Kohl for spend-days. This is a premium Kohl and justifies it’s price. I am sure the dark forces of this Kohl imparts the much needed black magic to eyes.

XO,

Amrita

Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara Black Review & FOTD

Hola Gorgeous,

Hope you all are cheerful and happy with festive December. I cannot believe how fast this month is rolling by. I am planning for a picnic on Christmas day. Stay tuned to read about it. I am sharing Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara Black review today and hope you pretties like it. Eyes are the first attraction for me. I am very picky about mascaras I don’t use them in a regular basis. Let’s see if this product took my eye-spy game up.

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Price: Bought it in store for Rs 325, Priced at Rs 276 in Amazon

Available: Here

What Maybelline claims about the product:

Get dramatically long, curly lashes that make you feel wide-eyed and confident with the new Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara. Just one sweep with the mascara wand helps you get lashes that have spectacular volume and thickness.

The Hypercurl formula in the mascara works to achieve a dual effect: it instantly builds 3 times the volume in your lashes and helps curl them, giving you thick, curly lashes that look ultra-glam. The product also has a special curl-lock formula that defines and locks in the curliness of your lashes for up to 18 hours.

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My Take on Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara Black:

Packaging: This mascara comes a catchy packaging. The color coordination of black and pink just works perfectly for the rotate and open chubby tube. The wand inside is attached to the cap of the tube. Overall, the mascara is light weight and travel friendly.

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Consistency: The consistency of the mascara is creamy. I have noticed that that once applied on my lashes the mascara dries up pretty fast. The consistency as such keeps the mascara in place without any smudge or crumble.

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As I said earlier, mascara is something I buy very rarely so I become very choosy while picking them. I like products which will give at-least 3 years of shelf life. Hence, when I came across this one I tried it on my eyelashes. The formula is non-clumpy with 1 application and it did not make my eyes watery, hence I was happy with the initial test and bought it. I love the volume and lengthening effect on my eyelash. It is water proof and stays put all day (typically 9+ hours) if I wear it to office.

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However, when I apply the mascara for more than once it clumps and feels heavy on my eyelashes. Also, I did not notice any dramatic curling effect on my eyelashes so the claim of curling is not true. However, I have used it while getting ready for Karwachouth and loved the way it made my lashes look. My lashes looked voluminous after using this mascara and I did not feel like using falsies.

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This mascara can be removed using a makeup removing oil or coconut oil. While cleaning it with a mild cleanser leaves out some residues.  Definitely a good budget buy mascara which delivers on volume and stays flawlessly till removed.

Pros of Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara Black:

–          Beautiful & Travel friendly packaging

–          Creamy & crumble free consistency

–          Lengthening effect on eyelashes

–          Noticeable volume on eyelashes

–          Quick dry

–          Does not clump when applied once

–          Good with sensitive eyes

–          Stays for 9+ hours

–          Budget friendly

Cons of Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara Black:

–          Feels heavy upon second application

–          No curling effect

–          Cannot be removed with a mild cleanser.

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Rating: 4 on 5

Final Word:  I really like Maybelline products and have used them since my early 20s. I believe The Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara fares well on its claims and I recommend it as a budget buy product.

L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color A-OX Color Radiance Protecting Shampoo Review

Hello Darlings,

Guilty, as I am writing after long. Hope you guys are chilling with cool breezes of December. I am so thrilled to plan picnics and road trips as the year ends. While peter-pattter of rain drops and romantic drizzles made me lazy and sleepy last week, I barely wanted to make it out of bed. Also, I was suffering from vacation-hangover. I was a bundle of happiness while visiting home for 10 days and I will write about my visit soon. December brings festivities and warmth of X-mas and New-year, but guess what suffers in this gorgeous climate? Our Skin and hair. Skin dries out and hair ends tend to tangle and split. Hope you readers are keeping your skin moisturised. I am posting L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color A-OX Color Radiance Protecting Shampoo review today to give you gorgeous people a much needed gyan for those beautiful manes.

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Price: 585 RS for 250 ml

Available: Salons and Here

What L’Oreal Claims:

Get that long and strong beautiful hair you desired Tired of getting your highlights redone or your fading hair colour touched up once too often? Don’t fret, help is at hand with L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color Incell Hydro resist Color Protecting Shampoo. This product is equipped with a double-locking technology that helps ward off water, protecting the colour and highlights in your hair. So if you want that special look to last that much longer, use L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color Incell Hydro resist Color Protecting Shampoo. This product comes with special ingredients which nourish your hair, bringing back that lost sheen. The special ingredients in the shampoo work on the hair shaft, making it soft and tender to the touch. A product from the renowned L’Oreal range, it is guaranteed to make your mane look special.

 

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My Take On L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color A-OX Color Radiance Protecting Shampoo:

Packaging: The shampoo comes in a baby pink bottle. The cap shuts tightly, but is not entirely spill-proof. Overall packaging of the product is nice, but I wish the bottle was transparent for me to have a peek of product used.
Consistency: Consistency of this product is of gel meets cream. The shampoo is a little towards the runny side and comes in a baby pink color.
Fragrance: The fragrance of this shampoo is extremely mild and I have to get a good sniff to actually feel it. It is sort of citrus meets floral smell which disappears after shampoo.

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Having my hair coloured recently, I was in need for a color-protect shampoo. This was suggested by the hair style specialist who coloured my hair in Eleven-Seven Salon. Honestly I love getting my hair color but the after colour maintenance is a pain. However, I have used this shampoo with the hair masque and it works pretty well for my oily scalp and dry ends.

I also had major hair fall issues, which was worse during monsoons. But after using this shampoo I have noticed considerably less hair-fall. Hair tangles less and feels soft after shampoo. The shampoo cleans well and lathers well. I can go on and not shampoo for 2 days and my very oily scalp looks manageable after shampoo. It really fares well on colour maintenance part and my hair colour stayed as-is for more than 2 months.

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Only thing is, if you have major frizz issues, this shampoo will not be able to tame it. I have stripped my hair colour to lighten it and have a more intense coverage of bronze Ombre color for my hair leaving ends of my hair is coloured.  Hence, the ends of my hair tangles more and is prone to breakage; and L’Oreal shampoo does not help me much with that. But the masque helps retaining moisture, I will review it next.

As for now I am loving using this shampoo and masque combo. Less hair-fall equals more good-hair days.

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Pros for L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color A-OX Color Radiance Protecting Shampoo:

  • Protects Color true to it’s claim
  • Fragrance is mild, no irritation
  • No bad hair fall
  • Mild on hair
  • Controls oil very oily scalp till 2 days
  • Good quantity for the price
  • Cleans and lathers well

Cons for L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color A-OX Color Radiance Protecting Shampoo:

  • Does not control frizz
  • Does not help with stripped hair tangles
  • Contains SLS and Butane (Alcohol)

Rating: 4.5 on 5

Final Word: I believe this shampoo works true to it’s claims with a bonus of hair-fall/oil control. Definitely a thumbs up from my side and holly-grail shampoo for people like me who love to color hair.

Have you tried L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color A-OX Color Radiance Protecting Shampoo yet? Let me know if you liked it.

XO

Amrita

Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color Pink Plush Shade Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hola Gorgeous,

How are winters treating you? Hope you ladies are keeping your skin hydrated and moisturised well during winters. As promised I am back with another lipstick review. I am writing about Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color Pink Plush shade today. I was quiet impressed with the Plum feather shade from this range and have high expectations from this one. Hope you all enjoy this review and find it helpful.

Cost : Rs 575 for 9 gm

Available : In Stores or here

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What Lakme Claims about Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color:

 Lakmé’s first ever lip color in a mousse texture is super weightless and can be used as a cheek tint too. Available in 10 intense and vibrant shades, they last long and have a powdery matte finish. It’s 2 in 2 formula makes it an instant everyday favorite for the modern Indian woman of today.

Shades Available:

Burgundy Lush

Pink Plush

Cocoa Soft

Rose Touch

Crimson Silk

Blush Velvet

Coffee Lite

Plum Feather

Fuchsia Sude

Tangerine Fluff

My Take on Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color Pink Plush Shade:

Packaging: Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color comes in a sleek brownish-pink tube and a rose gold cap. The pear shaped applicator attached to the cap is extremely easy to use and reaches well to the corners of lips.
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Outer packaging is identical to the 9 to 5 Weightless lipstick range which is classy. There is no colour indication, but the shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the tube and on the cardboard packaging.  

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Consistency: The consistency of Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color is soft and glides pretty easily on my lips. Once applied it takes about a minute to settle into complete matte texture and gives a barely there feeling. The formula is hydrating and does not give a dry feeling on lips.
Pigmentation: Having tried most shades on my lips for this range, I can easily vouch for their brilliant pigmentation.  This lip cream covers my naturally dark lips perfectly.

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Pink Plush is a neon coral pink shade. Being a lighter shade in this category, I feared it will not do that well on my lips, but I was wrong. 1 swipe and lo; my pigmented lips turned pretty. This colour suits my medium to dusky skin tone. However, I think it will look better on olive or fair skin toned girls. It is a versatile shade and will work for days and evenings, something which will brighten a gloomy day. It transfers a bit and lasts easily up to 4 hours on my lips without eating a full meal. While fading away this shade leaves a natural pink tint on my lips. I can easily remove it using a mild cleanser.Ideally, Pink Plush is a very young girl shade; I mean 20 something girls or college going girls will rock this one. It can also be a Friday lip-colour for office. This shade pops my lips out, so to avoid a stark look I mostly see myself wearing it with a little Kajal on eyes or with nude eyes.
 As a blush I tried applying 3 dots on my cheeks, and the coverage is pretty sweet (I did not photograph the blush part of it though) . I will avoid using both the lip cream and blush together. The reason being the neon pink shade will make my face too pink for my liking.

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  Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color Plum Feather Shade
  • Gorgeous Array of shades
  • All shades will suite Indian skin tone from this range
  • Buttery soft texture
  • Barely there feel on lips
  • Absolute matte finish
  • Good coverage for pigmented lips
  • Good pigmentation for blush
  • Leaves a natural pink tint on lips after fading
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color Plum Feather Shade
  • A little higher on the price
  • Transfers a bit

Poutometer : 4 on 5

Final word: This range of lip cream has impressed me. Be it Plum feather or Pink Plush, I am loving the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color range. Worth a try, let me know if you liked it.

XO

Amrita

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