Monday, 26 June 2017

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FUSCHIA by VKARE Cherry Care Hand & Nail Cream REVIEW #AffordableSeries

(Part of PR Kit)
I've trying a lot of hand creams lately. Fuschia Cherry Care Hand & Nail cream happens to be on of the many. So lets just jump into the review






INGREDIENTS:
Aqua, Glycerin, Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Bee's Wax, Almond Oil, Cherry Extract, Mint Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E, Allantoin. 

PRICE: Rs.250 for 50 g/1.76 oz (24 months)

Where to Buy? Fuschia Website | Amazon


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



CLAIMSSLS free, Parabin Free, Phthalate Free, Not tested on Animals

BENEFITS:
  • GlycerinMoisturizes the skin 
  • Aloe Vera: It provides anti-inflammatory properties and heals the skin. It soothes and keeps your skin fresh.
  • Coconut Oil: It's naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer
  • Bee's Wax: Helps soften and sooth the skin.
  • Almond Oil: It can be used to gently dislodge debris from deep within skin pores and follicles, and also may help prevent future acne because of its vitamin A content
  • Cherry Extract: Acts as an anti-inflammatory agent 
  • Mint Extractmint oil is a good antiseptic and antipruritic material. It soothes skin, and helps to cure infections and itchiness.
  • Tea Tree Oil: Antiseptic properties and can be used for the treatment of cuts, burns,etc
  • Vitamin EIs an antioxidant, reduces wrinkles, heals the skin and prevents scares
  • Allantoin: Has a moisturizing effect and smooths skin.


MY EXPERIENCE:

First of all, can we please wait a moment and appreciate the packaging? I love Fuschia's packaging, its very simple yet classy. The hand & nail cream is light pink in color and is very light in consistency yet very heavy with its moisture content. I have really very dry hands but after applying this baby by fuschia, I can definitely see the results now.

It has a very pleasant smell, which can be quite refreshing. Overall, you need to apply just a pea size amount for each hands and you are good to go for 4-5 hours straight.

And the fact that it is SLS free, cruelty free, paraben and Phthalate Free, I'm totally digging this! Would highly recommend you all to try this one.



PROS:
  • Travel Friendly
  • Paraben Free
  • SLS Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Very Moisturizing
  • Smells Amazing
CONS:
None

RATINGS: 5/5











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Sunday, 28 May 2017

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ESSENCE I love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara REVIEW (Best Mascaras Under Rs.500)

Essence is one of my favorite drugstore brand. It's very affordable and its quality is top notch! Since i'm a mascara baddie (lol), so I had to grab this amazing mascara from essence. I want to buy every single mascara from essence and do a top 5 sort of post, but since I'm a college girl with amazing limited pocket money, so I had to control myself and buy one at a time. So lets just dig into the review.




Product Description:
The I love extreme mascara’s “crazy” sister – for even more volume! The deep-black, creamy texture covers each individual lash with color and the extra-large plastic brush provides sensational volume. The mascara container is designed in the usual i love-colors, except they’re the other way around – in a cool pink with black lettering. Opthalmologically tested.


PRICE: Rs.349

INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Butylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Polybutene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Aminomethyl Propanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

PACKAGING: Essence knows their packaging game! This mascara comes in a pretty pink plastic tube *obsessssedddd* and is very big in size. It might be a little big for slim purses, but can be easily carried in a hand bag.



THE WAND: 
The wand is quite interesting with spikes all over it. It is made of plastic and doesn't hurt your eyelash roots while applying. 




MY THOUGHTS ON THE PRODUCT:

This mascara from Essence is pretty amazing. It lifts your lashes and gives good amount of volume. It is intense black and its consistency is neither too thick nor too runny. It takes about 2-3 minute to dry down after applying. I use it everyday while going to college and it gives my lashes a good amount of definition.






It is very light weight on the eyes, so contact lens users (like me) can definitely use it without any hassle. It is not waterproof though, which makes it safe for everyday use (apart from those rainy days).

It gives good volume to your lashes and separates it well. After two coats, if you start applying the third coat, it starts clumping your eyelashes.

Overall I love this mascara, but If I had to compare it with my L'Oreal Million Volume Mascara, I'd always choose my L'Oreal one.

I'd definitely recommend this mascara, its a great deal for Rs.349!



PROS:
  • Affordable
  • Light weight
  • Gives good volume 
  • Separates the lashes
  • Makes eyes look wide awake
  • Attractive packaging
CONS:
  • Not waterproof
  • Clumps up lashes after two coats.


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Saturday, 27 May 2017

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Odbo Face Contour Kit REVIEW + Where to buy it?

Contouring and Highlight is THE TREND at the moment. So when I stumbled upon this amazing contour kit from Odbo (A makeup brand from Thailand), I had to buy it. So here's my review of this affordable contour kit.






PRICE: Rs.250 (Keeps on fluctuating)

Where to buy? Instagram Store: @charis.enterprise, Amazon.in

INGREDIENTS:



PACKAGING: The packaging is very cute. It has a white outer covering with patterns on it. The palette is of plastic and is baby pink in color. The highlighter, blush and bronzer are well separated and has designs on it.

But it lacks a mirror and a brush. So you will need to use separate brushes.




PIGMENTATION & BLENDABILITY:
All three of them are well pigmented. They are very bendable and are not at all powdery. They don't have much fall outs as well. 

Highlighter: This is an ice-y white pale highlighter with gold reflects, very pigmented and gives a good glow. But it'll only sooth pale skin-tones. I used it as an inner corner highlight.

Blush: It is a coral pink-orangy sort of a color, very unique in appearance. It is very pigmented and blends well. 

Contour: It is a warm toned contouring shade, so I use it as an everyday bronzer. It gives a good warmth to your face and blends well.




MY REVIEW:

This is a very affordable contour kit, very pigmented and compact. This is available in different variants, I've bought the shade 4. I use this product everyday to give a little dimension to my face. All three of them are very blend-able and has a little (negligible) fall out whatsoever.

This one is a multitasking product. I've used them as eye-shadows as well.

Coming to the staying power, the bronzer/contour last about 3-4 hours on my face, the blush has a staying power of about 4 hours and the highlighter has a staying power of about 5 hours. With a setting spray and a primer underneath, the staying power can be maximized.

Overall, what more can I ask for at Rs.250? This is perfect. I recommend it to everybody.


PROS:
  • Super affordable
  • Contains a contour, blush and highlighter
  • Very blend-able
  • Good pigmentation
  • Has good staying power
  • Multitasking product.
  • Comes in different variants
  • Ingredients are mentioned
CONS:
  • Contains parabens
  • Not travel-friendly 
RATINGS: 4/5



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Saturday, 20 May 2017

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Most Affordable Pen Eyeliner! Blue Heaven Line & Design Sketch Eyeliner REVIEW

Hello everybody, I'm back with an affordable beauty product! I've had this pen liner since last year, never got a chance to appreciate this beauty, so Today I'm here to share my experience of this gem right here.




ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

This new-gen advanced eye writer pen delivers high color precision line around your eyes. Its fine felt tip applicator gives exact color which dries quickly and won't smudge or fade. Its water proof formula stays for longer.

PRICE: Rs.205 for 1.0ml (3 year shell life) BUY IT HERE

INGRIDIENTSWATER, COLOR & PIGMENT, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ISO PROPYL ALCOHOL, XANTHAM GUM, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, METHYL PARABEN, PROPYL PARABEN

PACKAGING: The pen liner comes in a green packaging with all the details mentioned in it. The liner has a glossy black pen-like body. You can get good grip on this eyeliner. Totally travel friendly and easy to hold.




THE TIP: The tip is very fine and gives good precision. You can totally wing your liner using this eyeliner. Its very easy to apply. 


SWATCHES:



MY THOUGHTS ON THIS PRODUCT!

First of all, this is very affordable! It is of very good quality and its under Rs.500. Its very hard to find good pen liners in the Indian market.

I love the packaging. Its very light, easy to grip and very travel friendly. Now coming to the tip of this liner, its very fine, give good precision and allows you to draw a thin as well has bold eyeliner looks according to your wish.

It is true to its claim. It is smudge-proof, doesn't fade and water resistant (Not water proof!). It stays almost all day long!

The eyeliner dries quickly and gives a matte finish and its only Rs.205! Can we ask for more??This is the best deal ever!

PROS:
  • Very affordable
  • Travel friendly
  • Very fine tip
  • Smudge-proof
  • Doesn't fade
  • Water resistant
  • Lasts all day long
  • Matte finish
  • Dries quickly
CONS:
  • Presence of Parabens
RATINGS: 5/5



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Monday, 15 May 2017

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Makup Revolution Pro Fixing Spray - Amazing Makeup fixing Spray REVIEW

Hello everybody, 
I've always wanted to try a makeup setting spray, so a while ago I purchased this setting spray from Makeup Revolution since it was on a very nice discount.






ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

The ultimate product In Makeup Revolution's Professional range. Used by professionals and for everyday use to keep your makeup in place all day long. Our formula will protect your makeup against heat & humidity, cold, and windy conditions, and however your skin reacts this will help your make stay perfect for up to 8 hours.


PRICE: Rs.1000 for 100ml (I got it for Rs.650 so do check online for good deals)

INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Amp-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Sorbitol, Retinyl Palmitate, Linseed Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, BHT

DIRECTIONS TO USE: After applying makeup as usual.
Shake bottle. Hold your Professional Fixing Spray at arms length and spray the microfine mist until your makeup is fully covered with your eyes closed. Avoid any direct contact with the eyes.

PACKAGING: The setting spray comes in a white plastic spray bottle with gold and black details on it. The packaging is very travel friendly and 100ml is a very good quantity!




MY REVIEW ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

This setting spray works wonders! It makes my base game very strong. I use it after I'm done with my foundation/bb cream, setting powder and contour, then i gently spray it all over my face and dab it with my real techniques sponge to melt all the powder products and take away any traces of powdery-ness (lol is it even a word?). 

From what I can identify from the ingredients, it contains the goodness of aloe vera leaf juice, castor oil, sunflower seed oil, etc but it also contains alcohol which is kinda bad because it can make your skin a bit dry. 

This setting spray keeps my makeup intact for about 8-9 hours and is very good at keeping the oils at bay on my t-zone. The finish is semi-matte though.

The only thing I don't like is its strong alcohol smell and presence of alcohol in it. So do a patch test before spraying it directly onto your face. Other than that, this product is a complete YAY for me. 


PROS:
  • Keeps makeup intact for 8-9 hours
  • Keeps your makeup fresh
  • Controls oil
  • Travel friendly
  • Good quantity
CONS:
  • Contains Alcohol
  • Smell is very strong :(
RATINGS: 4/5 

Do comment down below if you want me to review the Kiss beauty setting spray or any other setting spray under Rs.500

-xo Trishna

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

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***BEST SETTING POWDER UNDER Rs.500*** Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact REVIEW + Dupe of??

Essence is my favorite drugstore brand. Unfortunately In India, we can only get access to a limited set of products from them. I've been trying this Matte fixing compact for about a month now and trust me, it does wonders!


INGRIDIENTS:
Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Saphire Powder, Aqua (Water), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

PRICE: Rs. 349 for 8g


PACKAGING:
The packaging is quite simple but yet very sturdy. But it does lack a mirror. You can see the translucent setting powder since the lid is transparent.






COVERAGE AND CONSISTENCY:
The setting powder is in a compact form. It is very soft and buttery and instantly mattifies your skin. Since it is a translucent powder so it has no coverage but it can set your makeup in place very well.  It is very light in weight. All you need is a very small amount and you are done.

SWATCHES:




FINAL THOUGHTS:
This is the BEST SETTING POWDER under Rs.500! It sets your makeup, mattifies it and keeps your face shine free for at-least 4 hours after which you might require retouching. It absorbs all the oils instantly and I've used it to set my under-eyes in place and damn! it does reduces the creasing.

It is very blend-able and gives a silky finish.

But it might leave a white cast on darker skinned ladies.

The best part is that, it is the direct dupe for NYX HD Finishing powder! The ingredients are same as well.


PROS:
  • Long lasting
  • Instantly Mattifies your skin
  • Affordable
  • Super light weight
  • Translucent
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Good for setting under-eyes 
  • very Blendable
  • Dupe of Nyx HD Finishing Powder
CONS:
  • Might not suit darker skinned ladies
RATINGS: 4.5/5 
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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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