Tuesday, 15 January 2019

UNBOXING JANUARY GLAM EGO BOX


Hi Everyone,

So January Glam Ego Box is here and the products I received are:-





  • PREMIUM FOUNDATION-BELLA VOSTE (I CHOOSE SHADE 01) - RS.699/-
  • PEEL-OFF MASK-HEALTHVIT CLEAR OFF BLACK & WHITE HEADS- RS.350/-
  • TWO LUXURIOUS BODY LOTION FROM PALMERS-  SAMPLE
  • AYURVEDIC HAIR OIL FROM SESA- RS.130/-

NOVEMBER GLAM EGO BOX LINK: https://youtu.be/t7RojYC-39o
DECEMBER GLAM EGO BOX LINK: https://youtu.be/e4_6QL5XshI


FINAL VERDICT:-

Okay so finally I am at the end of my 3-month subscription of Glam Ego box. All I did the unboxing of these boxes in my past two videos but in this video, I decided to conclude my final verdict on this subscription box. I like the glam ego box on price point and packaging but I am not so impressed with the product quality that I received in the box. Although some people will found it offended but from my personal preference I feel like the products I received are just ok ok in my last 3 month boxes and so here I declare that I am no longer subscribing to these boxes anymore.

But again as people are different and so their views and so I will not demotivate you to do not subscribe to this box. If you liked all the products and want to experience same then definitely do subscribe them but somehow I didn't like them. 


3-MONTHS SUBSCRIPTION BOXES OF GLAM EGO


That's all for today, see you in my next post. 
Love Sammy :*

Monday, 14 January 2019

MAC Mirage Noir Collection for Summer 2018




Hi Everyone,

It has been a long one that I haven't posted any blog posts on my favorite brand MAC COSMETICS.

Every summer brings one new Mac Collection and so in summer of 2018 Mac launched Mirage Noir Collection  (but somehow I got it late and with time it stays untouched in my stash). 


Finally, my lost memory came back and so today I am up with the pictures and little bit of info about this collection.
 


MAC Mirage Noir Collection


And yes I grab them from Nykaa(thankfully we have Nykaa now for Mac). I know these are out of stock from everywhere but still, if you feel to grab them then do check out Shoppers Stop app they still have them. Good right?

 The main attraction of mine was the PEARLMATTE FACE POWDER in this collection. The day I first saw it I knew it I am gonna grab it from my stash.

The PEARLMATTE FACE POWDER ($34) was Mother o’ Pearl: It has Gold (mid-tone golden brown), Pink (muted peach beige), Berry (red plum), Brown (warm chestnut brown) shades. In short, a swirl design of mixed of all these shades creates a masterpiece.







Next thing I grab from this collection is lipstick. Well, no collection is complete for me until and unless I grab one lipstick from that collection And so after thinking a lot I picked one shade from this range. I picked Goodbye Kiss a Cool mid-tone pink (Amplified) one. All the other shades are definitely not for mine but this one was the only lipstick I think I could wear it without giving a second thought.










So these are all the stuff I grab from Mac MAC Mirage Noir Collection of Summer 2018. And now as 2018 is over and so the summer so let's move on and see you in my next post.

Lots of love from Sammy:*





Sunday, 13 January 2019

PLUM GOODNESS FACIAL MISTS




Talking about mists in my last post (read here) actually reminds me to review two mists that I am loving recently and using it till now from the date of its launch.
Plum Goodness launched two facial Mists which are vegan & cruelty free.


  • Green Tea Revitalizing Face Mist
  • Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Nutri-plenish Face Mist

Price:- Rs. 360/- for 100ml each.

Available:- On Nykaa, plum goodness website here  & here

More Info About the Green Tea Revitalizing Face Mist:-

For all those times during the day when you need freshness on the go, reach out for this easy-carry, quick spray face mist that not only cools down & refreshes skin, but also revitalizes it.

Specifically made for combination and oily skin, this revitalizing face mist is infused with green tea, aloe juice, ginger root, goji berry and ginkgo biloba extracts - rich in antioxidants, minerals and acne-fighting compounds. Aloe juice is just great to calm your skin after sun exposure, and our signature refreshing green-tea fragrance is sheer goodness on the go! All ingredients chosen are non-sticky and non-comedogenic (no clogged pores). And as always, this Plum is 100% vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and not tested on animals.

Pros:-

 
♥ Instantly cooling, refreshing & revitalizing face mist
♥ Non-comedogenic ingredients
♥ Green Tea extracts help combat acne & blemishes
♥ Goji berry & Gingko biloba extracts to nourish your skin and help fight skin damage
♥ Organic Aloe juice to soothe your skin
♥ Can be used alongside SPF and moisturizers
♥ Travel-friendly spray pack
♥ 100% vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free, as always

Suitable for:-

Great for: Normal, oily and combination skin types, even those with acne.
Not recommended for: Dry skin, cystic acne and extremely sensitive skin.

GOODNESS INSIDE

Aloe juice
Light, but rich in 200 different phytochemicals that calm, protect and soothe skin - particularly after sun exposure.

Green tea extracts
Concentrated source of polyphenols and other antioxidants, to stop the acne formation cycle in its tracks. Oxidation of skin-produced sebum is a key step in acne formation – something we are looking to stop here.

Ginger root extract
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, the plant compounds in ginger root are proven to protect skin from degradation after exposure to the elements.

Everything that's inside:-

 
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Aqua, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, CI 19140, CI 42090, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Gluconate, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract

How to Use:-

Spray on to hydrate, nourish, fix, adjust or touch-up your makeup, or quite simply to refresh and wake up! Hold the spray bottle about 6-8 inches away from your face and simply spritz the mist 2-3 times. Air dry for a minute & feel your skin absorb all the goodness!

Can be safely used at any time of day in all weather conditions.

More Info about Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Nutri-plenish Face Mist:-

Nourish with a flourish.

Skin feeling tired and in need of hydration? Want a burst of freshness and energy for skin? This beautifully fragranced mist is your "nutri-plenish" companion, helping replenish lost nutrients to your skin - instantly!

We've carefully solubilized grape seed and sea buckthorn oils to give you the nourishment and hydration minus the oiliness. And added aloe juice to help calm sun-exposed skin. Plus floral extracts of calendula, hibiscus and edelweiss to perk up your skin from within. In a convenient, travel-friendly spray pack!

And as always, this Plum is 100% vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and not tested on animals.

Pros:-

♥ Refreshes, hydrates and replenishes lost nutrients to skin
♥ Instant freshness and hydration, minus residual oiliness
♥ Vit E and essential fatty acids from grape seed oil
♥ Sea buckthorn is rich in Vit C and antioxidants
♥ Soothing aloe juice calms down skin
♥ Calendula brings down irritation and smoothes out skin
♥ Hibiscus helps maintain skin tone
♥ Edelweiss is a free-radical fighter that's great for skin in after-sun situations
♥ Can be used alongside your SPF cream and moisturizers
♥ Travel-friendly spray pack
♥ 100% vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free, as always

Suitable for:-

Great for: Sensitive, Normal & Dry skin types.
Not recommended for Acne-prone, combination skin.

How to Use:-
Spray on to hydrate, nourish, fix, adjust or touch-up your makeup, or quite simply to refresh and wake up! Hold the spray bottle about 6-8 inches away from your face and simply spritz the mist 2-3 times. Air dry for a minute & feel your skin absorb all the goodness!

Can be safely used at any time of day in all weather conditions.

Packaging:-

Both the mists come in a transparent plastic spray bottle. The bottle is really sturdy and the pump is really good quality (at least they never stop working in the middle of the product).

My Experience:-

Both the mists are non-greasy, have mild fragrance and easily absorbs in the skin. The mists are really good to freshen up your skin anytime, anywhere. The continuous spray bottle packaging actually sprinkle the mists equally on all over your face. I use these mists to soothe my skin. I use it before I apply facial oil (reviewed here) or night cream on my face. I use it again at the end of my night skincare routine so that everything absorbs fast.
The mists are one of best products of Plum at an affordable price. I really love them and they last almost 2-3 months if used regularly (varies on usage). 







So, that's all for today. See you in my next posts.
Love Sammy:*

PLUM GOODNESS GRAPE SEED & SEA BUCKTHORN FACIAL OIL




Hi Everyone,

This winter actually teaches me to take very good care of my skin so that I look flawless in this dry winter too. And that's why I am feeling to take out my each and every skin care products that I am using in this winter and review them.

So today I am up with Plum Goodness Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Glow-Restore Face Oils Blend. This oil is great for Normal, Dry & Very dry skin types. And this is the first time that I am using any facial oil and reviewing it on my blog so just keep reading the post...:)

*Not recommended for: acne-prone, combination skin, and extremely sensitive skin.

Plum goodness is coming up one after another some really good products. And every time I am using them my trust for this brands increasing day by day.

Price:- Rs.775/- for 30ml
Availability:- Plum Goodness website here

More info about the oil from the brand source:-

This unique combination of 100% plant-derived oils (10 of them!) combats skin dryness, and restores natural health and glow to skin- without the greasiness one would expect from an "oil". It gets to work instantly, restoring your natural glow by replenishing lost nutrients, fighting oxidative damage, and preventing Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) from your skin.

Pros:-

♥ A handpicked mix of 10 natural oils to banish dryness & get you glowing
♥ Controls dryness effectively, thanks to oils rich in vitamin E, (vegan) squalene and vitamin A
♥ Brimming with antioxidants, minerals, essential fatty acids, and other phytonutrients to heal, protect, repair and nourish skin
♥ The non-greasy texture that doesn't feel like oil at all!
♥ Can be used alongside your SPF cream and moisturizers
♥ Paraben-free, phthalate-free, as always

GOODNESS INSIDE THE OIL:-
1. Grape seed oil- a great source of linoleic acid- reduces clogged pores
2. Sea buckthorn oil- richest source of vitamin C - limits free radical damage
3. Rosehip oil- extremely rich source of antioxidants- slows down the ageing
4. Argan oil- rich in omega-6 fatty acids- eases inflammation
5. Sweet Almond oil- hydrates and protects
6. Apricot seed oil- a natural source of vitamin A - lubricates and heals
7. Sunflower seed oil- rich in minerals- healthier skin
8. Olive oil- the vegan source of squalene- repairs damaged skin
9. Pomegranate seed extract- rich in omega-5 fatty acids- counters free radical damage
10. Jojoba seed oil - contains vitamin B complex & iodine- heals

Everything that's inside:-

 Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil,Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Fragrance

HOW TO USE:-

- Use oil directly on the skin after cleansing
- Apply a few drops to face & neck. Gently massage it in with firm strokes
- Follow with moisturizer (sunscreen in the morning, deep hydrating night cream at night)

Packaging:-

The oil comes in a pump glass bottle. The oil is slightly yellow in color and it has a mild fragrance in it which is a very soothing one.

My Experience:-

 
Now, this is really shocking that I am having acne prone, pimple skin in summer which turns super dry and dull in this winter. I heard lots about facial oils but don't want to invest loads of money in it because I was in doubt that whether any oil will work on my skin or not. So in doubt, I ordered Plum Goodness oil and to my surprise, it heals my dry and dull skin totally.

I am using this oil from last September of 2018 as my skin turn super dry from September and it nicely brings back all the glow of my skin.
I am regularly using it(massaging it) during my bedtime and am really enjoying the glow of my skin. The oil is lightweight and it absorbs well in hydrated skin so I applied it just on top of my Plum Goodness mists (will review next). It is totally non-greasy oil. I never breakout while using this oil, in fact, it slowly removes all my acne, pimple marks and some wrinkles on two side of my forehead. It actually relaxed my wrinkled skin. It repairs my light wrinkle of forehead a little bit for which I am really hoping that it will repair rest of my wrinkle slowly. 2-3 drops of oil goes a long way. It is enough for my entire face and neck. So, if you are looking for some affordable facial oils for your dry skin then do give it a try.






That's all for today. See you in my next post.
Love Sammy :*

Friday, 11 January 2019

PLUM GOODNESS WHIPPED BODY BUTTERS

"The starting of beauty is always starting with some good skincare."

Today I am up with the review of the recent launch of Plum Goodness BODY BUTTERS.

Plum has recently launched BODY BUTTERS in 4 variants.

  • VANILLA & FIG
  • WILD CHERRIES & KIWI
  • BERRY SORBET
  • CREME CARAMEL

I picked up 3 of them VANILLA & FIG, WILD CHERRIES & KIWI
and BERRY SORBET. All the body butters are for all skin types.

***You can apply them on your face on your dry patches too.


Price:- Rs.650/- each for 200 gm of product.
Available:- Plum Goodness website here

GOODNESS IN VANILLA & FIG:- 

 Shea butter:
A near-perfect moisturizer from nature that's got the right fatty acid profile & is also rich in natural antioxidants.

Fiscus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract

Rich in Vit C, Fig Fruit Extract is a relatively new entrant to skin care, gaining popularity because of its anti-ageing and skin conditioning properties.

Vanilla Hydrosol
Captures the essence of the vanilla bean, through steam distillation.

Everything that's inside: Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerine, Fiscus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Fragrance, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Water.

GOODNESS IN WILD CHERRIES & KIWI:-

Shea butter
A near-perfect moisturizer from nature that's got the right fatty acid profile & is also rich in natural antioxidants.

Wild Cherry Fruit Distillate
Capturing the volatile aromas and flavors of fresh wild cherries, not only is this ingredient rich in antioxidants, it also imparts a natural fragrance to the body butter!

Kiwi Seed Oil
The high concentration of ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid) in kiwi seed oil helps to maintain moisture in the skin and prevents drying and scaling.

Everything that's inside: Aqua (Water), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Prunus Cerasus (Wild Cherry) Fruit Water, Actindia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, FDA Approved Colours


GOODNESS IN BERRY SORBET:

Shea butter
A near-perfect moisturizer from nature that's got the right fatty acid profile & is also rich in natural antioxidants.

Vitamin B3
Proven skin conditioning agent that helps smoothen skin and fight uneven pigmentation.

Blackberry seed oil
The cold-pressed blackberry seed oil used in this body butter is natutally rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants.

Everything that's inside: Aqua (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglcerin, FDA Approved Colours, Fragrance, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine


HOW TO USE:

 
It's best to use body butters right after a shower - the moisture gets sealed in. But feel free to slather on the goodness anytime to keep dryness away!

Packaging:-
All the body butter comes in a huge tub. The packaging is simple yet cute. each has different mild yummy fragrance and different color too.

My Experience:-

Among all four body butters I picked 3 of them and they are VANILLA & FIG, BERRY SORBET, WILD CHERRIES & KIWI. I love the fragrance of all of them. These body butters melt deep into my skin making it instantly soft. My rough hands immediately feel moisturized whenever I apply it. A deeply hydrating, emollient body butter that's not just effective, but a sheer delight to smell and feel. It keeps my hands soft for hours and all of them smells so good.

Pros:-

 
♥ Excellent emolliency for long-lasting relief from dryness
♥ Nourishing shea butter, soothing vanilla and antioxidant fig extracts for all-around care
♥ Contains added Vit B3 for skin conditioning
♥ Absorbs quickly, provides lasting hydration
♥ The amazing soothing fragrance of vanilla and fig
♥ You only need a little amount for each use.
♥ Convenient tub packaging
♥ Paraben-free, SLS-free, phthalate-free & vegan.




No cons at all :)

If you are looking for affordable body butters then Plum Goodness body butters are best till date to invest in it.














So, that's all for today, see you in my next post.
Love Sammy :*

Thursday, 10 January 2019

*NEW SUGAR CLICK ME UP VELVET LIPSTICK II SWATCHES II ALL SHADES II REVIEW



Hi Everyone,

Today I am up with first ever an interesting lipstick. It is the first time ever in India brands who come up with "click lipsticks".
Sugar Cosmetics launched a new range of lipstick known as "Click Me Up Velvet Lipstick".


Price:- Rs.699/- each for 2gm.
Available:- Sugar Cosmetics website.

There are 10 shades in this range. The shades are:-

  • 1. 01 Spicy Salmon
  • 2. 02 Raunchy Rose
  • 3. 03 Foxy Fawn
  • 4. 04 Provocative Pink
  • 5. 05 Magnetic Magenta
  • 6. 06 Berry Bootylicious
  • 7. 07 Risque Raspberry
  • 8. 08 Smoking Sienna
  • 9. 09 Tantalising Tangerine
  • 10. 10 Racy Ruby

 Packaging:-


The lipstick comes up in a pen packaging. One has to click at the bottom of the pen packaging of the lipstick to take the lipstick out. Care should be taken while clicking these lipsticks because the bullet of the lipstick can’t be pushed back once you click to pull it out. So one has to be careful in it. Again this is the specialty of these lipsticks.

Features of CLICK ME UP VELVET LIPSTICKS:-

  • 1. The lipsticks are matte yet velvety.
  • 2. They’re lightweight on lips.
  • 3. The lipsticks have 8-10 hours stay power.
  • 4. No parabens.
  • 5. Cruelty-free.
  • 6. First Indian brand to come up with click lipsticks.
  • 7. The shades are ‘go-to’ and appropriate for office wear, party wear, brunches, dinners etc. (versatile shades).

 My Experience:-


These lipsticks have velvety balm-like texture. They glide smoothly on lips. The pigmentation of these lipsticks is medium which is buildable. 2-3 swipes are enough to get the opaque coverage. The darker shades look little ombre kind off on my lips while the lighter shades look pretty well on my lips. The lipsticks have mild rose fragrance in it which vanish just after application of lipstick. Although you can smell the fragrance from the bullet of these lipsticks. I love the shade range as they have every shade for every occasion and for everyone. The lipstick claims to stay pretty 8-10hours on my lips but on me, they stay good for 5-6 hours. After that, they start fading and leave a lip stain on lips. As I am not a lip stain lover, so I prefer to touch up after it fades. 


Overall I love these new "Click me up velvet lipsticks" as these are affordable and almost exact dupes of MAC POWDER KISS LIPSTICKS.























So, that's all for today. See you in my next post.

Love Sammy :*