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Monday, 22 August 2016

Biotique BIO MOUTAIN EBONY (VITALIZING SERUM FOR HAIRFALL)



 

Hey friends,

Finally giving a small break to the makeup part today and going to review one of my recent hair care product. The constant change of weather from rainy to sunny creating so much imbalance in my hair texture that I found my hair turning dull with tremendous hair fall. All those hair fall on my floor and the pillow makes me so worried that I had to buy something for my hair.

I always change my hair care routine after every third month as I found my hair usually get accustomed to the newly brought product within 3-4 months and stop showing any result. That’s why I had to indulge myself in different hair fall tonic. For now, I am using Biotique BIO MOUTAIN EBONY (VITALIZING SERUM FOR HAIRFALL)

Biotique BIO MOUTAIN EBONY (VITALIZING SERUM FOR HAIRFALL) comes in a sturdy semi-transparent plastic bottle.

Price: - Rs.185/- for 120ml.

Ingredients list picture:-



 It is a hair serum so it is liquid in texture. One had to pour the serum on palm and spread it evenly on dry scalp. Massage it in the circular motion for few minutes and then leave on.

I usually apply the serum at night and leave it overnight. Being watery in texture it is easily absorbed in my dry scalp leaving a very nice mild smell. On the very next day, I just wash my hair with plain water and I do shampoo on every alternate day in a week. The serum is non-oily and non-sticky. It doesn’t weigh down my hair after application. I can even style as desired once the serum completely dried on my scalp.

Coming to the result of the serum:-

The moment I click the picture it was just two weeks and the moment I sit down to write about it is already four and half week. I saw the dullness of my hair is gone. I will not claim that it totally stop my hair fall (sounds like an advertisement) but yeah it regulates my hair fall to some extent. As the hair tonic has been suggested to apply on dry scalp only so it has no function if I apply it on my dry ends of hair. The hair tonic definitely improves my scalp but it has nothing to do with my dry ends.

Over in all, I am pretty ok ok with this product as it improves my scalp condition but didn’t bring any drastic change in my hair fall. Secondly, continuous use of this hair tonic actually regulates my hair fall only to some extent. Moreover, it has nothing to do with my dry ends. So, if you just want to maintain your healthy hair then this hair tonic is must buy but if you expecting a lot from it then definitely you should look out for something else which is more powerful on your hair.











Have you tried out this hair tonic? Do you like it?

I will see you soon in my next post :)

Love

Sammy :*

Reviews, Photos, Swatches of MAC x Brooke Candy II Collection Lipstick “DOO-WOP”




Mac Brooke Candy Collection is the only collection that launched for the second time and that too within a year. A collection that creates the hype for the packaging and for the lipsticks Doo-Wop, Whirl mostly.


The collection launched in the early month of May of 2016.It was a huge hit abroad, but as usual, it was never launched in India. 





A little info about the MAC BROOKE CANDY  collection from the Mac cosmetics:-


Fiercely independent digital sensation Brooke Candy returns to M·A·C with her feisty color collection uniting the past, present, and future of her creative spirit. Shades for eyes, lips, and nails dare you to stand up and stand out. Bold, brave, unusual, unstoppable!
Brooke’s feisty hues of Lipstick make a boldly confident statement.


Price:- $18 

Availability:- It is still in stock in www.maccosmetics.com

Packaging:- The lipstick comes in a beautiful silver,gray and black combo case packaging. The amazing splash of gray over the silver case along with the name of the collection in a black splash of color looks very classy.


My experience:-

Among all the lipstick I love the shade "DOO-WOP" most. It is described by Mac as "pink -pop" matte. In my opinion, it is a beautiful blue undertone pink shade in a matte texture. The shade will suits from fair to medium skin tone beauties mostly whereas it might wash out dusky skin beauties. The shade brightens up my face a lot. It is considered in those pink shades category that has the tendency to make your teeth looks whiter (you know what I mean ;) ).

The lipstick is medium pigmented one. One or two swipe is enough to get the shade on your lips.It has a creamy consistency that glides smoothly on lips. It is matte in texture and it stays pretty 5-6 hours on my lips. It is not a hydrating or moisturizing lipstick but neither a drying one too. The lipsticks fade evenly and leave a light pink stain on my lips.

Overall I really love the lipstick and very happy that one more Pink lipstick just added in my stash again ;)

Did you grab anything from this collection? 










I will see you soon with another post :)

Love
Sammy :*

Friday, 12 August 2016

Review and swatches of Nyx ultimate shadow palette in Brights:-



Hey Everyone,

As the fever of Nyx mania is increasing its hotness in me so I am here today with another Nyx product review. I already reviewed a beautiful Nyx matte lipstick (you can read it here) that I paired with my recent look ( I posted on my page a few days back). So today I am going to talk about the eyes, the look I created with Nyx ultimate Eyeshadow palette in shade Brights.

Only a Bright palette has the capability to create a bright look, and so when I lay my hands on this palette I came out with something different apart from my usual look. The palette that reminds me of Summer Bright looks finally drags me to create one.


Let’s head to the review…




Introduction:-


Nyx Ultimate Eyeshadow palette comes up in three different shades, Smokey and highlight, Brights and Warm Neutrals. Among the three I pick up “BRIGHTS” one.

Nyx Ultimate eyeshadow palette has 16 beautiful bright shades that come up in a small sturdy case. The palette has the mixture of bright matte and shimmer shades. It has four row that is beautifully coordinated with a range of colors. Among the 16 shades 13 are eyeshadows while 3 are pressed pigments.

The first row from the top has the range of reds and pinks while the second row has the range of violets and lavender. The third row has four pretty shades of blue that reminds me of the bright clear sky, while the last row having green and shades of yellow and orange reminds me a colorful scenario of summer.

 


Price:-


Rs.1725/- for 13.28g. Each eyeshadow is 0.83g/0.02 oz.
 

Expiry:-


3 years.

Availability :-


 Nykaa.com

 

Few words from the brand itself:-


NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette - 13.30g

1001 color combinations for your eyes! The pro-level palette is truly the Ultimate Shadow Palettes featuring 16 expertly coordinated color combination eyeshadows, from naturals to smokies to pop. Each set features a vivid mix of velvety-rich textures and mesmerizing finishes that range from mattes and satins to shimmers and metallics.

Features:


     16 professionally coordinated high-performance eye shadows.
      Velvety shades and highly pigmented.
        The range of finishes allows different looks from smoky to natural to pop.
 

Additional Information :


 NYX Cosmetics is a leading US Based makeup brand loved globally by all beauty lovers and professional makeup artists.NYX offers an exceptional quality of professional makeup & beauty products in super stylish and modern packaging.The Brand has a variety of cosmetics ranging from their highly pigmented and striking lipsticks and glosses, eye-catching eyeshadows, eye and lip liners, high coverage base makeup foundation, concealers and primers for all skin types along with stunning eye palettes, eyeshadows and makeup brushes to choose from.

 

List of ingredients picture is below:-

 


 

Packaging:-


The palette comes in a black case with a see through transparent lid having a black border. The case looks really classy and cute. All the shades are visible from outside and so it is easy to pick from stash full of eyeshadow palette. The lid closure close tightly with a click sound while one has to force the lid with nails to open it. So it is a travel-friendly palette. The palette is not huge that you can’t carry in bag neither so small that you can keep it in your purse. It is a nice 4 inch x 4-inch size palette.

 

My experience:-


First of all, I will admit that I am little disappointed with the size of palette compare to the big amount I invest to get it. The palette is just 4 by 4-inch size and each eyeshadow is 0.83gm. But as the tag of expiry has noted down below in the palette so after receiving it I was quite okay with it as I knew I need to use up this one pretty fast (although I know if proper hygiene is maintained, any eyeshadows last for ages. They don’t expire actually).

Coming to the texture, I must say all the shades are damn pretty and have buttery/velvety texture. They blend smoothly and there are minimal fallouts. The palette is a perfect combo of all bright shades. The shades are much pigmented. And they beautifully blend on eyelids. All the shades stay pretty 5 hours without primer and with primer it stays little longer. The size of each shade might be little bothering as they are so small according to eyeshadows from other brands. The palette again has no mirror or eyeshadow applicator/brush so one had to carry both separately.

Overall the palette is very pretty. All the shades are pigmented and have the velvety texture that blends flawlessly on my lids but I personally think the price of the palette is little pricey compared to the quantity we are getting in it. Otherwise, it is a great palette and if you are a makeup enthusiastic then this palette will increase the brightness of your stash and in your makeup.








 

My rating:-


4/5
 

Here are the swatches of eyeshadows along with an FOTD where I created the eye look using few shades from the palette along with the lipstick from Nyx too that I already reviewed here.










 Hope you like my today’s post and I will see you soon with another post in my blog :)


Love Sammy :*


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Review and Swatches of Nyx Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose:-




Hey friends,

Starting with a big applause and a warm welcoming hug for NYX COSMETICS for coming back again in India. Today’s post is all about my current crush/old love for “NYX COSMETICS”.  The love for this brand was pretty old but the change of price hike (I admit I was little disappointed with new price) might make me doubt my old love.
 

Anyways, so the story start like this…
"The sudden opening of Sephora near my area and launching of the online store of NYX COSMETICS in India in NYKAA.com, created so much hype in me and in other makeup lovers that I had to buy something almost everything from this brand."
 







So, last weekend I was accidentally hit the Sephora by chance and there I met with this beautiful lippy lying on the testing table and was waiting for a home. As I was in Sephora I had to pick something for me as it would be a disrespect of makeup if I ignore them.  So, I pick up this beautiful lipstick from the store ;)

 Price:- Rs.625/- for 4.5gm.

Availability: - Nyx cosmetics available now at NYKAA.com store online.
 

Packaging:-


The lipstick comes in a black and white transparent combo packaging. The peep through of color between the black case and the cap made easy to recognize the shade from outside. The lipstick comes up with a twisted pattern like regular lipstick. The base of the case is little flimsy because the case might not be fitted well, as whenever I take out the lipstick from my stash I can feel something is movable inside the case. Luckily it doesn't hamper the lipstick or its base and is happy with my purchase.

 

Color, texture, and pigmentation:-


The lipstick TEA ROSE is a beautiful neutral pink lipstick in matte texture that will suits mostly fair to medium skin tone beauties. The matte texture is quite comfortable on my lips and it doesn’t pull or tug my lips during application. It has a mild plastic smell that hardly I can smell. The lipstick is quite pigmented, as 1-2 swipes are enough to get the actual color.

 

My experience:-


The lipstick is a beautiful pink neutral shade that is perfect for day wear and can be pair up with Smokey eyes too. It is quite pigmented as I told earlier and it stays pretty 5 hours on my lips. It fades slightly after having heavy oily food so touch up is necessary after a meal. Although it is a matte texture lipstick (as it claims) but it is actually a satin matte. It is quite comfortable on my lips. The lipstick neither bleed nor patchy. The smell of the lipstick is like plastic which is little bothering and bit weird too but it is so mild that I hardly can smell it, so i decided to give it a pass :)

 My rating:- 4/5 (due to the flimsy packaging and the mild plastic smell in the lipstick).


My conclusion:-

Overall NYX COSMETICS MATTE LIPSTICK in shade TEA ROSE, is a beautiful daily wear neutral pink shade that shouldn’t be ignored.
 









 

Dupe list:-


As I told earlier that the lipstick is a neutral pink shade so I thought it is quite a dupable one. But when I compare with few of my neutral pink lipsticks with it I hardly found exact dupe of it but still I am putting a comparison swatches of all pink neutral lipsticks along with NYX one together on my hand (NC35) so that it will be easy for you all to decide :)

REVLON MATTE LIP BALM IN SULTRY is a 2-3 shade darker than NYX COSMETICS LIPSTICK TEA ROSE.

MAC NOUVELLE VOGUE 2 shade lighter than NYX COSMETICS LIPSTICK TEA ROSE.

COLOURPOP LUMIERE LIPPIE STIX has totally different undertone than NYX COSMETICS LIPSTICK TEA ROSE (I don’t know why I put it on this comparison swatches…silly me!)


An FOTD using most of the product from NYX cosmetics(will review the rest of stuff soon ).


On my eyes shadows are from NYX ULTIMATE EYE SHADOW PALETTE (reviewed here)








 So that’s all for today and I will see you soon in my next post :)
 

Love Sammy :*