Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PLUM Goodness



Hi Lovelies :)
How are you all doing? Tell me in the comments box below :)

We know 
Holi just went a couple of days ago and if you girls played a little bit of  Holthen you know now u'll need to pamper your skin just a little bit more this week. And well if you did not play also then also you should pamper your skin at all times :)


So today i am going to share a very nice Skincare brand which i tested for a month before talking about it today!

Its 
The PLUM GOODNESS Range of Skincare

They have Facewashes, Scrubs, masks etc in different types to pamper different types of skins :D


So i am a person who loves to experiment with different facewashes, scrubs to checkout how they fare for me.

I got myself the Plum 
mild Scrub in Grape seed and Sea buckthorn and GreenTea Face mask!


1. PLUM Grape Seed and Sea Buckthorn Mild Foam Scrub



It retails for Rs 335 for 75ml of the product.

It is a gently foaming mild natural cellulose scrub with clear white gel like consistency.You can see the transparent gel consistency here-



It claims to have twice as much Vitamin E as Olive oil and rich in other Vitamins & beta carotenes with grapeseed oil goodness :D
When you apply it mildly scrubs away dead skin and leaving your skin sooo soft and supple. 
It has to be amongst my favourite scrubs as it has no scratchy plastic and NO PARABENS, No phthalates or propylene glucol, also it is SLS free which is a total Thumbs up! Would rate it 4.5/5 and would definitely recommend all you girls
I Got mine fron Nykaa, you can also buy from plumgoodness.com :)

2. Green Tea Clear Face Mask



It Retails for Rs 475 for 60gm of product.
It is a light green coloured mask with a clayey mask kind of consistency.



Green tea is an antioxidant so i was sold for the fact green tea is coming in a mask by an all natural, skin friendly brand.
It is made to cleanse, cure acne/ breakouts and to prevent recurrence. Its clay absorbs excess oil and takes out dead skin, also has glycolic acid specially to control acne!

It does have a tingly sensation which i found weird at first but i mixed in a bit of rose water or normal water to calm the tingling and then it just works absolutely fine!
You can use this once a week if you don't have acne and leave it on for 15min until it dries and wash it off  and twice or more in a week if you have acne!
This has Kaolin, bentonite etc which help you clear acne.

This actually helps calm your skin and gives it a refreshing feel.
This has also been appreciated well by a lot of girls on Nykaa too.
I would rate it 3.5/5 :) would recommend it to have a mini self pampering spa on a weekend!

They also have a Kajal (Kohl) range which has taken my heart,completely!


If you Wana check out the review for this kajal .Make sure to check out my post here -
I would highly recommend Plum Skincare range to all of you.
Firstly it is Paraben free , Propylene glycol, SLS (Chemicals free) Completely Natural skincare and so affordable!
Plus there are more or  less offers going on their site :)

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Maybelline FIT ME!!



Hi lovelies,
So Finally i got my hands on the Fit Me Range - The Fit Me Concealer, Fit Me Powder and Fit Me Blush :)

I was so Excited to try all these as you know the FIT ME range has become so popular and the foundation and powder is specially made to Fit the Indian skin tones.

Its ever so loved by the all the Youtubers so finally i thought to get all the products and try to review for you girls! :)

I got these in parts so i waited to review all of these for you.

1. Maybelline FIT Me Concealer



I got mine in the shade No. 20 SAND which is the Medium shade in the 3 variants that come in the market (10-Light, 20-Sand, 25-Moyen)
It retails for Rs 500 for 6.8 ml of product .

Firstly let me burst the bubble by telling you girls that this is an exact Dupe of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer :D Super yay!!
If you are wondering what is Nars then its a luxury brand of makeup and they have a concealer in the exact same packaging and same texture but for a higher price.

So i was sold just when i got to know that but then when i got it and applied it, it felt so soft and creamy :D Love its wand, perfect to pick up the product and spread!

The colour i chose has a yellow undertone which helps me conceal the dark circles under my eyes if any, or to even conceal all blemishes ,Also the pigmentation is quite good :)



It is dermalogist tested, non comedogenic, fragrance free and opthalmologist tested :) which is a yay!

The only Con is that you have to set it with powder else it will crease!
I have to set it immediately after applying,but that you have to with all concealers so that's not an issue :)

Would i suggest this?

Yes Absolutely! :D its my holygrail and its sooo worth it!
Does the work of a high end concealer but the pro is that you can buy it easily when it gets over!

I got mine from Nykaa :D



2. Maybelline Fit Me Blush


I got mine in the shade 204 Medium Pink
They have only 3 shades Medium Pink, Medium Coral and Medium Nude.

It Retails for Rs 400 for 4.5 gm of product.

Its a pretty baby pink color with gritty silver shimmer.The texture is so soft and buttery so it blends effortlessly into the skin.
Love how the packaging is so sleek so easy to carry around when travelling and it even comes with a brush!



 The only Con is that its pigmentation is very low, i have swiped it once on my ring finger, in the above pic for you all to see , its the same color as the one in packaging but you have to layer it for the pigmentation to show properly.

Would i recommend?

I would recommend it if you like a natural blushed look rather than a very pigmented blush look. Its good for Summers as you don't want a very pigmented blush for the day time, rather just a glow on your cheeks which this provides.

With this you can even skip the highlighter if you want as it has a natural sheen bcoz of the light glitter particles.

3. Maybelline Fit me Powder



I got mine in the shade 130 Buff beige. It has 7-8 shades in it. So you have to find the shade that best matches your skin.Its for Normal-Dry skin and it is very light weight!


It has a Dual packaging where in  the upper case is the Powder and in the lowder case it the mirror and the puff.


The powder is so finely mild that you'll fall in love with its texture and its so creamy that it will blend in your skin.
It has a fine shimmer but it does not show up on your skin and it gives luminiosity to your skin and adds a sheer glow :)

Would i recommend?

Yes Absolutely :D I would recommend to everyone with normal-Dry or combination skin but oily skin girls can use it only if you use it with a matte foundation so it will add a subtle healthy glow.

Girls there is also the foundation in this range which also comes in many shades that fits into your skin and it is for basically oily/combination skin as it gives a demi matte finish so you can check it out too.But the Con is that it doesn't come with a pump!

So i would give a big thumbs up for this entire range! :D and for the Blush only get it if you like a natural look specially in the day :)

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

March FAB BAG

 


"More power to you"- March Fab bag!

Hi my lovelies :)

So my March Fab bag arrived for this month and obviously i had to share the lovely beauty products i got in this month's fab bag like always :D It is a silver metallic pouch and they have themed this month's Fab bag as none other than the "WOMEN POWER" bag because of the Women's Day which just passed by! :)

If you want to know what is a fab bag then check out my previous month's fabbag post where i have explained about this beauty subscription bag in detail by checking out this link-


ok now Lets get started :D

1. SUGAR Cosmetics It's a-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick


Its a Star product of this month's Bag and much to my excitement i got the Shade "Coraline in the City" which is this bright orangy Red that we all would love to have to make us look a bit extra glam for those party nights or to simply brighten up any outfit.This is the kind of red which makes your teeth appear whiter :D



I have earlier also tried this brand's cosmetics and i must tell you that it is The Bomb dot com! ;)

I loveddd their waterproof eyeliner, also their matte as hell lip crayons, they are my holy grail now!
and i'v heard a lot about their fadeproof kajal also, which i will try soon!

But as of now i was very happy about this lipstick as it felt very smooth and pigmentation is also fine but i was hoping it to be Matte as it had a bit of cremesheen!
But ya it can be made matte by applying the shade and then using the face powder on ur lips over a tissue! ;) (Handy TIP)


The shade looked so gorg and it is worth it as it is Rs 599 and we've got this full size product which covers the entire price of the fab bag!



2. Wella Professionals Shampoo and conditioner


Well when you get the new Wella professionals Elements Renewing shampoo and Renewing mask samples to try, you do feel happy specially coz they are Parabens and Sulfate free :D
They have developed the NUTREE complex enriched with natural tree extract to help protect hair against keratin degeneration.


It has a clear gel like consistency for the shampoo with a beautiful captivating fragrance that i liked :)
They gave us the 30ml size of the shampoo and the conditioner  which is good for 4-5 times and it is travel friendly if you are going for a mini trip :) 
The full size of shampoo is for (Rs 975 for 250ml and mask is for Rs1075 for 150 ml)
I am looking forward to use them and will let you know how they fare but as of now i recommend it seeing its ingredients :)

3. SUGANDA Neem GreenTea Plant mask


 It is an organic brand.Comes in this finely mild powder in tub form with organic neem, organic greentea and organic rice.


Its a face mask for acne prone or sensitive skin. Basically  when your skin is acting bad or had redness or pimple you can make a mask out of this adding rose water or normal water and apply on your face as neem in it will treat skin problems & green tea has sun protection and anti-inflammatory properties and organic rice is a skin softener and lightener.

They have given a 25 gm tub which is again travel friendly.Full size is for Rs 900 for 60 gms!
I will be trying this one soon :)

4. Kronokare The Frizz kiss Cooling explosion Lip balm


I had heard a lot about this brand as Kronocare makes good hair and skincare products but i had never tried so i was happy when i finally i got this product in my fabbag!

Its comes in a tube packaging like the vaseline or himalaya lip balms in the market.
Its for Rs 95 for 10ml. This frizz kiss balm contains Vitamin E which is good for the lips with a mix of shea butter,sunflower oil and peppermint oil (which gives it a bit tingly sensation) and that is why it is called the Cooling Explosion Lip balm.

I personally don't like the cooling sensation much but it can be a good lip balm for the summers :) so i will be using it in those hot days of the year :D

So in all i would give this month's fab bag a thumbs up!

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Best Kajals



Hi my beauties,

 I know we girls love our kajal (kohl) pencil and that's one of our staple makeup must have! No matter what age we are, we don't step out without a lovely kohled eye. 
Some girls just like to line their waterline, some just on the upper lid and some (like me) who love to do both.But who would want to see a faded kajal which wears out after some hours?

I've been a kajal person since sooo many years and i don't step out of my house with out it, i'd like to share some of my favourite Kajals which iv discovered over time and some recently which are Smudge proof,waterproof, budge-proof and all the good things which would last a longgg time and not fade.
Yes not even if its evening from morning..

Lets do a little test right here-

I'll share the reviews and swatches of some kajals, you can observe its pigmentation and then i'll share a pic showing a comparison of which ones actually smudge! Most of the kajals are very affordable, one-two are in the medium range and one is high end.

Lets begin-

1.  Loreal kajal Magique





It comes in this Black Roll on packaging with a hint of pink which i loved when i first saw it.
It is very very affordable for Rs 275 for 0.35 gm of product.
The swatch of this is shown in the pic . The no. 1 swatch that you see is of this kajal.
I would not stay is the deepest black as i have found more pigmented kajals lately but for its price its amazing, its good for daily wear if you are going for a lunch or a dinner.
But ya it does fade after 5-6 hrs of wear.

2.  FACES Magneteyes Kajal



It retails for Rs 175 for 0.35 gms of product.
Its a red coloured roll on packaging which again is very attractive and the texture is creamy smooth.It glides like a dream.Also It is preservatives and parabens free which is a yayy! :D
It says that it is extreme black which it is but letsc if its smudgeproof and waterproof which it claims.

3. LOTUS COLORKICK KAJAL


It comes in this cute fuschia pink roll on packaging. Rs 199 for 0.28gm.
I had never tried Lotus makeup only its skincare products.But i had read some reviews about this one and i personally went and tried it for myself.
It is again so creamy and it glided on very smoothly so i knew i had to get this one.
It is 100% vegetarian i.e cruelty free of animals which is a thumbs up!
It claims the stay power of 8 hrs but lasts for about 5-6 hours.
Lets see if it is smudge proof or not!

4. Plum natur studio kajal



 Plum is a skincare brand which has launched its two kajals one is this other is Angel eyes kajal.
This one is a Purple kajal pencil of 1.2 gm of product and for Rs 425. It comes with its very own sharpner which is very handy to sharpen this pencil to make a crisp wing on the upper lid.
 
It claims that it is Smudge proof waterproof , 
It also states that it preservatives free and vitamin e enriched.That is a thumbs up!

I'v discovered that not only it is a kajal but it has a texture of a gel liner which comes in tub form! 

Many of you must've not even heard of this brand and some of you who have heard must be thinking is it really good?
is it worth the hype around it? Letsc.. 


5. Lakme Absolute Kohl ultimate




This is lakme's kajal from their Absolute range which is a bit pricey than their normal range.
This kajal comes in a pencil form with a smudger on the other side to create smoky eye looks or to smudged out kajal look.
It is so jet black and so smooth, even more than the previous ones i'v mentioned.


ok so i put these kajals to test :-
After swatching i rubbed them with my finger to see which one smudged the most and which one dint smudge at all!




You can see for yourself that :

LAKME Absolute (Rs 650) and PLUM naturstudio (Rs 425) dint move a cm also
they were intact! (NO SMUDGES)

Where as Loreal  (Rs 275) and Lotus colorkick (Rs199) (smudged very slightly)

Where as faces magneteyes (Rs175) smudged the most out of the lot !

Although when you see their price differences you see that faces magneteyes is the cheapest and i have worn it for movies and even office and it never smudged on me , so i would recommend all these 5 kajals as these are very long lasting so choose depending upon your occassion and budget!

Now talking abt some kajals that are not so favourite maybe bcz of its stay power or may be worth :-

1. Lakme Eyeconic

  Its not a new kajal, its been in the market for about 5 years now. Its in a black Roll on packaging for Rs 275.

The problem is the pigmentation of this is less than the loreal one which is one the same price and the stay capacity is also less than that so i prefer loreal one over this for daily wear!

2. Maybelline Colossal 12 hr stay kajal

Its been in the market for years. I wont deny it used to be my most go to kajal at one point and i loved it.
Its amongst the 1st roll affordable kajal in the market
 It is a yellow roll on packing tube for Rs 200.

If you compare the pigmentation of lakme eyeconic and colossal then colossal does a better job but when you see new kajals which are of similar price and they are more long lasting then you tend to gravitate towards them.

But i would still suggest it  to college going girls and people who like to keep different kajals for different days or occassions to buy it to keep it handy in your bags as it is jet black and affordable.

3. M.A.C Feline kajal



I got it this when i bought the M.A.C smokey eye set so i did not try the product before.

The pencil is very creamy and very black and it doesn't smudge until your hand touches the eye but yes it will fade eventually as it is not fade proof !

The MAC feline kajal is only meant to create smokey eye or to create a soft smudged kajal look.
Price can be inquired from MAC counters!

Recommendation:

My favourite ones in order of Preferrence are:-

Plum
Lakme absolute 
Loreal magique
Faces magneteyes
Lotus colorkick and 
Maybelline Colossal

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