Sunday, 16 April 2017

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Luke Mugwort Nose Strip (Review) ft. Skin18.com

(Part Of PR Kit)
Nose strips are something which are not easily available in my area. So when I received this from skin18, I was delighted. Let's check this out then!



PRICE: $1.20 (appox. Rs.77.36) but it's always on discount
You can Buy similar from the Indian market here

INGREDIENTS: Includes Vitamin E & Aloe Vera Extract to sooth skin, licorice root extract to relieve irritation and hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) to tighten pores after cleansing
HOW TO USE:


PACKAGING: It comes in a cute turquoise sachet which contains one strip/one treatment. Very Travel-friendly and contains the instructions on the back side of the sachet.








MY EXPERIENCE:
First of all I don't have prominent black and white heads to begin with, but I do tend to get quite oily on my t-zone. Since this strip claims not only to remove dirt, black heads, white heads but also claims to tighten pores, so I'd thought of giving it a shot.

I cleansed off my face and then semi-dried it. Then I applied the strip to my nose with the help of little bit of water for making it stick to my nose. It smells horrible! The smell is so strong but still I kept it on for 15 minutes. So then comes the fun part which is peeling off the strip, but damn! it hurts, haha! But the end results was worth it, it pulled quite a good amount of black and white heads which I not a bit wary of. 

It is good for normal-to-combination skin.


PROS:
  • Removes dirt
  • Removes black and white head
  • Tightens pores to some extend
  • Cleanses pores
  • Very Affordable
  • Travel friendly
CONS:
  • Very Strong Smell
  • Hurts a little while peeling
RATINGS: 3.5/5



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Sunday, 2 April 2017

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My HG Foundation! Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation

Hello everybody!

During the Nykaa Mega Sale, I bought this foundation from Maybelline. I've heard a lot of people raving 'bout this particular baby. So I totally had to dig into this foundation and after trying it for a while, here I'm writing down and sharing my experience with this.

P.S My Nykaa experience was Horrible! Their customer service is a total 'NO'!



Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation


INGRIDIENTS: Aqua / Water / Eau, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat., Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, PEG-20, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Methylparaben, Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumina, Silica, Glycerin. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides.

PRICE: Rs 550 (YOU CAN BUY IT HERE)

PACKAGING: It comes in a glass bottle and a basic screw cap packaging. Though it looks chic and classy but I'm not a fan of this packaging. It is not travel friendly :( I wish it had a pump.








CONSISTENCY: It's consistency is a little bit thick but not heavy at all. It feels as though i'm not wearing any makeup. It is very bendable and liquid-y

SHADE & COVERAGE: It is available in 6 shades. I'm in the shade 230 Natural Buff which has warm undertones and matches me perfectly. 


Coverage is medium, but it can be build-able. It doesn't not look cakey at all, it gives that 'my skin but better' kind of look :p



MY EXPERIENCE:



This is by far the best foundation I've used from Maybelline. I love the dream satin one as well, but I love this one more. The coverage is amazing. If you want greater coverage, then you should go for a flat-top kabuki brush; but for a natural look, go for any beauty sponge like the real technique's or the beauty blender.

It gives a smooth finish, not 'totally matte' but a semi-matte finish. I don't have very prominent dark circles so whenever I apply this, I really don't need a concealer, it covers up blemishes and evens out the skin tone and dries very fast.

Now coming to the staying power, I'd say it works pretty well. It stays for up-to 6-7 hours without a primer. But it can crease under the eyes, so do set it with a powder. It controls oil up-to a very good extend. It kept my face quite oil free for up-to 6.5 hours and with a little bit of touch ups after that, my skin was totally fresh like it was earlier.

With a primer, its blend-ability and staying power increases. It's very good for its price point and you can definitely achieve a full coverage look by layering it up twice:)


SWATCH:
My hand is quite tanned at the moment. Shade might look  different
PROS:
  • Good coverage
  • Affordable
  • Very Blend-able
  • Does not look cakey
  • Semi-matte finish
  • Covers blemishes & evens out skin tone
  • Stays up-to 6-7 hours
  • Dries very fast
CONS:
  • Wish it had a pump :(
RATINGS: 4.5/5






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Friday, 31 March 2017

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Fuschia by VKare Verve Face Mask (Kiwi & Asparagas) REVIEW

(Par of PR Kit)

I haven't used any face mask for the longest time. So when this baby came in my mail, I was very excited to try it on. After 3 uses, I think I'm very much ready to review it for you guys.



INGREDIENTS:
  • Rose Water, Kaolin Light, China Clay, Glycerin, Aloe Vera, Bentonite Powder, Asparagus Powder, Kiwi Fruit dried Powder, Vitamin E

PRICE: Rs.450 (24 months shelf life)


PACKAGING: I'm in love with this packaging. It's very travel friendly. The tub is made of good qualoty plastic and the tin lid gives this mask a lush look. Very Impressed!


CLAIMS: SLS free, Parabin Free, Phthalate Free, Not tested on Animals

BENEFITS: 
  • Rose WaterRose water has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin, get rid of acne. It cleans the skin from dirt accumulated in clogged pores
  • Kaolin Light/China Clay: Helps reducing the production of sebum. Increases blood circulation and purifies the skin
  • Glycerin: Moisturizes the skin and removes dirt from clogged pores.
  • Aloe Vera: It provides anti-inflammatory properties and heals the skin. It sooths and keeps your skin fresh.
  • Bentonite Clay: Smoothens the skin, reduces pores and sebum, gives a glow to your skin, evens complexion
  • Asparagus Powder: Cleanses the face and cures acne, improves complexion
  • Kiwi Powder: Rejuvenates skin, lightens dark circle, prevents sun damage, keeps skin firm.
  • Vitamin E: Is an antioxidant, reduces wrinkles, heals the skin and prevents scares


MY EXPERIENCE : 
First of all, the texture is very thick and fragrance is to die for. When you first apply it, you can feel a cooling sensation. It takes about 4-5 minutes to completely dry after which my skin felt like how a typical skin mask would have felt. I could not smile because of the skin. After I washed it off, trust me, you'd see the changes instantly, It brightened my complexion and my skin felt so soft and clean.
It's a very good mask, but don't try it if you have extremely dry skin. I'd totally recommend this to the oily skinned beauties as well as to the combination skinned ones.





PROS:
  • SLS free,
  •  Parabin Free,
  •  Phthalate Free, 
  • Not tested on Animals
  • Removes dirt
  • Brightens complexion
  • Shrinks pores
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Gives a cooling senstion
  • Smells Amazing
  • Travel Friendly
CONS:
  • Can be a bit drying for dry skinned people

RATINGS: 4.8/5 






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Saturday, 18 March 2017

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LUKE Snail Essence Mask REVIEW Ft. Skin18.com

(Part Of PR Kit)

Hello everybody, these days my skin is not at it's best so I kinda went ahead with this sheet mask from skin18.com which was sent to me. I wanted to know whether it will really work on my 'current dry skin', and would work its wonders like the previous ones.



INGRIDIENTS:

PRICE: $2.60 $1.60 for 1 treatment of 21g

You can buy it HERE

PACKAGING: The sheet mask comes in a foil packaging. It is very travel friendly and easy to apply. All details are written on the back side of the foil packaging but its written in Korean language. But there's a pictorial which can be easily understood.


The sheet mask is very good in quality which allows the essence to absorb onto the skin.


MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS SHEET MASK:

Since my skin was in a dry and dull phase, so I wanted to stry and see if this mask will be true to its claim. This mask claims to deeply hydrate the skin, bring back its elasticity, heighten the skin moisture holding capacity, refresh, soothes and firms tired skin. Snail extract contains Elastin, proteins and glycolic acid. It helps to repair any damage done to the skin due to UV rays.

First of all I've cleansed my face and then applied this sheet mask, left it for 20 mins, then removed it and patted the extra essence into my skin. I am quite impressed with this mask. My first experience is WOW! I could really see the changes. First of all, I felt my skin to be quite moisturized and there was a 'from within' type of glow. It did tightened my pores and totally transformed my dull skin to a brightened and firm skin.

It was true to its claims, however its effects are not long lasting.

PROS:
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Maintains Elasticity of Skin
  • Refreshes, soothes & firms tired skin
  • Tightens pores
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Easy to use
CONS:
  • Effects are not long lasting
RATINGS: 5/5





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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

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VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD!

Few months back A year ago in september 28, 2016, Bhawna from Think It Over nominated me for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD. Do check out her blog, you'll be blown away by her interesting posts.

I've started blogging 2 years back and never imagined I'd be able to showcase my love for makeup and skincare in this beautiful manner. I'm not good at writing speeches so please don't expect that I'd write a lot of fancy words to sway you away. Hehe. But I'd like to say a huge 'THANK YOU' to everybody out there who have spend a little time on my blog.


WHAT IS A VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD?

Versatile Blogger Award is given to a blogger by a blogger. It's main motto is to help others in finding exciting new bloggers. 

Rules are:
  • You have to be nominated in order to receive this award.
  • Thank the one who have nominated you and share his/her blog link in your post.
  • Post 7 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 10-15 bloggers you have recently discovered.

7 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:
  • Before I've started blogging, I was into wattpad. I even wrote a piece there. Check out here if you want to.
  • I'm currently studying B.tech in Biotechnology and I'm in 2nd semester.
  • I am obsessed with studs and glitters.
  • I've completed  my Visharad (equivalent to Bachelor of Music) in instrumental guitar.
  • I'm obsessed with eye-shadow palettes and mascaras. 
  • I love collecting makeup items. I have a weird obsession of cleaning my makeup brushes and the other makeup items and store them pretty well.
  • Whenever I'm sad, I usually pick up my guitar and sing a few songs to make my mood better.
Well, that's it guy.


MY NOMINATIONS:


Until Next time,
Take care!
-Trishna:)



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Monday, 6 March 2017

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**FUN MASK** Inoface Modeling Cup Pack (Youghut) Review ft. Skin18.com

(Part Of PR kit)
Hello everybody! Hope you all are doing well. Here's another review of a cup pack which I received as a part of skin18.com's blogger program.





INGREDIENTS:


PRICE: $8.50 USD $5.40 USD
BUY IT HERE


PACKAGING: The mask is in a powder form, and is stored in a plastic cup with a lid and a spatula (or stirrer). The packaging is very secure and you don't have to worry 'bout accidental spilling of the product.



ABOUT THE PRODUCT: This cup pack is available in 10 variants. You can read about the other variants here. I've received the Yogurt variant, which is used for supply of nutrients and improvement of luster along with moisture. The 15 g pack is only suitable for one time use.

HOW TO PREPARE THE MASK:
  • Open the modeling cup pack, you'll find the stirrer and the mask powder
  • Turn around the cap and fill it with water two times and then pour the amount of water into the powder
  • Then quickly stir using the stirrer

MY EXPERIENCE:

First of all I've washed my face with Clean & Clear Face wash and then I've applied the face  mask. The mask will be very messy and gooey in texture. It is very fun to work with. It takes about 20 mins for it to dry completely and feels like a rubber mask sheet. 

The best part is when you peel off the mask. Modeling masks are basically sheet masks in powder form and removes dirt and they form a vacuum layer inside the skin to provide moisture and nourishment inside without loss of nutrients and contract pores with cooling effect

After I've peeled off my mask, my skin felt very good and it has brightened my complexion because of removing the dirt. My skin felt a cooling sensation and was very soft and supple. It tightens the pores as well. It was really true to its claims. I totally recommend this mask.


PROS:
  • Cleans the skin off its dirt
  • Provides moisture and nourishment
  • Brightens the complexion
  • Tightens the pores
  • Contracts pores with cooling effect
  • Very fun to work with
CONS:
  • Can be really messy while application
RATINGS: 5/5 


Until Then,
Take Care!
See you in my next post
TRISHNA:)

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Sunday, 26 February 2017

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Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 31 & 47 REVIEW

Hello everybody, I have recently added two more SMLC to my Miss Claire range. You can check out my other reviews here and here



ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

Its not lipstick, nor is it gloss. It's like nothing you've experienced before. It's lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte.

PRICE: Rs.150-250 (I got it for Rs.210 from an instagram store)

INGREDIENTS:


 MY REVIEW ON THE PRODUCT:

PACKAGING: It comes in a plastic cylindrical container with a black cap. The colour of the container matches the shade so you can buy it accordingly.





CONSISTENCY & TEXTURE: It is very buttery in texture. The consistency is quite thick yet it feels light on the lips. It feels like you haven't applied anything on your lips.

SHADE & APPLICATOR:

Shade 31: This shade is my favorite! This is a gorgeous peachy tone which is perfect for everyday purpose. This shade would look good on light to medium skinned beauties. I'd definetly not recommend this to the duskier girls.

Shade 47: This is a perfect rosy hued pink shade. Not too bright but not too dull, just the perfect amount.

The applicator is a typical dome shaped applicator, it is small and can apply the lip cream on your lips perfectly.





FINAL THOUGHTS: 

This lip cream is the best at its price. It stays about 5-6 hours and doesn't feel feel heavy on the lips. Its very light weight and the texture is to die for. But the only con is its availability. You can buy it from the Instagram stores or from amazon and habbana. The price is very tricky because it depends on the sellers. I recommend it to everyone out there. Grab it when you find one.


PROS: 

  • Pocket friendly
  • Exact dupe of Nyx SMLC
  • Long lasting
  • Lightweight
  • Very pigmented
  • Great applicator

CONS:

  • Availability

RATINGS: 4.9/5 


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Monday, 6 February 2017

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Mirum Fresh Fruit Avacado Real Natural Mask Ft. Skin18.com

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(Part of PR kit)
This is my second variant of Mrium Fresh Fruit Mask, the first one being the honey variant. These sheet masks are very hydrating and amazing for this winter season.







INGRIDIENTS:

PRICE: US$ 1.80 (Approx. Rs.123)
Click Here to Buy

PACKAGING: 

Skin18 sheet masks are always travel friendly. They come in a foil packaging which is easy to use and throw. The packaging is very hygienic and keeps the essence of the mask intact.



 The ingredients and the instructions are all written on the back side of the sheet mask packaging. But unfortunately, the written instructions are all in Korean Language. But the good part is, the instruction is printed in symbolic way as well , which is very easily understandable.



The sheet mask inside the foil packaging

According to Skin18.com, the sheet mask is made from 100% natural cotton (which is true). The mask ensures more hydration and increases the essence absorption process.


MY EXPERIENCE:
Well to start of, I am a huge fan of skin18 masks, be it the sheet mask or the modelling mask. This particular one is my new personal favorite. 

  • This one is very moisturizing and gives your skin a healthy glow since it contains Glycerin
  • Contains Castor oil so it heels the skin, helps sooth the skin
  • Contains Avocado, which is great for treating wrinkles, re-invigorate dull and dry skin,treats dehydrated skin, works as natural sunscreen.
  • Contains Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate (White Licorice) which is an antioxidant.
This mask gives a healthy glow and it is very noticeable, the skin is well rejuvenated and feels very healthy and fresh.

PROS:
  • Gives a healthy glow 
  • Very moisurizing
  • Sooths the skin
  • Very refreshing
  • Treats multiple skin problems
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • Travel friendly
CONS:
  • Parabens :(
RATINGS: 4.5/5
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Thursday, 12 January 2017

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Essence Mosaic Compact Powder (01 Sunkissed Beauty) REVIEW

Recently during the Nykaa sale, I picked up few makeup items, which includes two products from Essence as well. I love Essence cosmetics, they make affordable drugstore makeup with great quality as well. Sadly, Essence is only available online up-to some extend. I wish they would soon start their stores here in India as well.



Price: Rs.349 for 10g


INGRIDIENTS: Talc, Isopropyl Isostearate, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidene Malonate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Hexyl Cinnamal, May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).


PACKAGING: The packaging is very slick and compact. It is not flimsy at all. But it lacks a mirror and an applicator.





SHADE & PIGMENTATION: This is an ultra fine compact and contains four shades which are embedded in a mosaic form.



Shade 1: It is a matte bronzer with slightly warm undertones. It is perfect for bronzing up the face or giving a slight natural tan look.

Shade 2: This one is totally my skin tone shade and can be used to set any part of the face.

Shade 3: This one is a pink tone highlighter with slight shimmer reflects. The shimmer is very subtle and not glowy at all, it gives a "glow from within" kind of look.

Shade 4: This one is a warm highlighter with yellow undertones, perfect for highlighting the highest points of the face.

The pigmentation is decent and perfect at its price. It is not totally matte but not glittery at all. It has a little satin finish which gives a beautiful glow. If you use all the four shades mixed together, you can have a slightly bronzed up face and it looks amazing. I really loved this one. Totally recommend it to everyone. 

FINAL VERDICT:
This is a great compact powder which has multiple uses. It can be used as a bronzer, highlighter, to set the contour and highlighted areas and also as an eyeshadow. It is very light and fine compact and stays up-to 4.5 hours without a setting spray. If you use with a primer underneath and full face of glam, then the pigmentation surely goes up and stays for like 2 hours more than the normal time period. The compact is very bendable and is not at all chunky. 

 It even smells like coconuts and it is really a good fragrance, not too harsh but not too low, just decent amount. And the most important factor is that Essence is cruelty free. Totally recommend it!

PROS:
  • Multiple usage
  • Gives a subtle glow
  • Cruelty free
  • Stays for 4.5 hours
  • Very Affordable
  • Very blendable.
  • Smells great
CONS:
  • Availablity in India
  • Parabens 
RATINGS: 4.2/5


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Thursday, 5 January 2017

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Nykaa Mega Sale Haul

So recently Nykaa had a huge sale with amazing deals, so I thought of buying a couple of products from their sale.

SALE is the golden word for shopaholic like me, and its even merrier if its a makeup sale. So you can amazing my happiness when nykaa had a huge sale + 5% off extra on maybelline itself. 

Things that I bought

  • Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation (230 Natural Beige)

I've heard great things about this product, i have seen many YouTubers and bloggers rave about it as well. So when I tried this foundation, I was literally blown away. It is the best foundation, I've ever used. The shade fits me perfectly.

Original Price: Rs.525
Sale Price: Rs.394

  • Blue Heaven Sketch Eye Liner
I wanted to try a pen eyeliner, so I added this to my cart. The tip is fine and the product is great. 

Original Price: Rs.205
Sale Price: Rs.185


  • Vega Fan Brush (EV-11)
This is a decent fan brush. Not too great but not too bad. Kind of in between. This is a good invest if you are a beginner.

Original Price: Rs.99
Sale Price: Rs.89 


  • Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara
This is again an 'IT' product from Maybelline. I've been wanting this ever since I saw Kaushal Beauty rave about it on her videos, and thankfully Maybelline launched it in India as well. I bought this in the waterproof variant since the normal black was out of stock.

Original Price: Rs.500
Sale Price:Rs.375

Buy it here: http://amzn.to/2jYlP68

  • Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
I love Essence products and I really needed a good translucent compact, so I got myself this amazing Essence product. Many people compare it to the Makeup Forever Translucent Powder and since at my place there is no Sephora, so I had to give this one a go.

Price: Rs.349 (No discounts for Essence products)

  • Essence Mosaic Compact Powder - 01 Sunkissed Beauty
This is a set of four translucent powder which are designed in a mosaic style. This is great if you want a slightly bronzed skin. Perfect for everyday use. I love this and I recommend it to everyone.

Price: Rs.349



If you need a detailed review on any of the products, then do let me know in the comments section below :D You can sign up and get Rs.100 off by clicking here

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