Thursday, 22 June 2017

EID MAKEUP TUTORIAL


Hey girls,
Finally am back to blogging and on my YouTube channel after a break of almost 4 weeks.
Now as EID is approaching so here is a quick EID makeup tutorial up on my YouTube channel now. This is my first time that I am trying out any EID makeup.





NAME OF THE PRODUCT I USED HERE TO CREATE THIS LOOK:-

FOR FACE:-


COLORBAR PRIMER.
LOREAL MAT MAGIQUE 12 HR FOUNDATION.
FACES ULTIMATE PRO EYEBROW PENCIL.
NYX COLOR CORRECTING AND CONCEAL PALETTE.
RCMA NO COLOR POWDER.
MAYBELLINE FIT ME CONCEALER.
MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER PLUS FOUNDATION.
NYX SETTING SPRAY.

FOR EYES: 


JUVIAS PLACE MASQUERADE PALETTE. (DETAILS ARE HERE).
 MAYBELLINE LASTING DRAMA EYE PENCIL IN LUSTROUS SAPPHIRE.
L.A.GIRL GLIDE ON EYE PENCIL IN SHADE BLACK.
BLUE GLITTER IS FROM INSTAGRAM SELLER : ts--cosmetics.

FOR CONTOURING: SLEEK CONTOUR KIT (MEDIUM).
FOR BLUSH AND HIGHLIGHTER: MAC HOLIDAY COLLECTION PALETTE.










FOR LIPS:-
SUGAR COSMETICS MATTE AS HELL CRAYON IN SHADE ROSE DAWSON.

BRUSHES:-
REAL TECHNIQUES, VEGA, REAL TECHNIQUE SPONGE , COASTAL SCENTS BRUSHES.


I hope you enjoy the video.
Until next time ...stay beautiful.

Love Sammy :*




Monday, 22 May 2017

REVIEW AND SWATCHES OF COLOURPOP COSMETICS HELLO KITTY COLLECTION




Colourpop cosmetics is one brand that many go ga-ga over it no matter how many times they launched the same shades in different name and collection. It is actually one international brand that comes up at an affordable price. The packaging of products from Colourpop cosmetics sometimes is so cute that you can't ignore them.

So, there was a collection named HELLO KITTY COLLECTION  that was launched a few months back (now not available...but hold on...read more to know why am sharing this post so late! )

The collection consists of 14 products in it from which I grab four beautiful lipsticks in a different texture.

I grabbed:-

  • LOCK DIARY (ULTRA SATIN LIQUID LIPSTICK).
  • MILK BOTTLE (ULTRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK).
  • RIBBON (ULTRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK).
  • DATE MATE (MATTE X LIPPIE STIX).

The liquid lipstick was priced $6 whereas the lippie stix was priced $5. Now, this is really a good thing about Colourpop that I love that no matter whether it is limited edition collection or not the price range are always affordable one.

Shade description:-


  • LOCK DIARY (ULTRA SATIN LIQUID LIPSTICK): It is bright, medium-dark raspberry pink/ deep fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a satin finish.
  • MILK BOTTLE (ULTRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK): It is a beautiful mid-tone pink and a matte finish.
  • RIBBON (ULTRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK): It is a bright blue red and a matte finish.
  • DATE MATE (MATTE X LIPPIE STIX): - It is a cool fuchsia with a matte finish lippie stix.

My Experience:- 

The ultra matte liquid lipsticks of colourpop are generally very drying on lips. And with gradual time it turns super matte in texture. But both the matte liquid lipsticks MILK BOTTLE and RIBBON are quite comfortable on lips. The shade MILK BOTTLE looks neutral pink on lips just after application but after few minutes it turns out a bit darker but RIBBON doesn't have such quality of darkening with time.

The shade MILK BOTTLE is perfect for fair skin tone beauties only while RIBBON work great across all skin tone. Both the lipsticks stay pretty 5 hours or more but after 3-4 hours I feel my lips are getting drier with every minute. So I prefer to apply a matte lip balm on top of it to make it comfortable for few more hours.

The ultra satin liquid lipsticks are generally very comfortable on lips compare to matte one. So LOCK DIARY which is an ultra-satin liquid lipstick goes perfectly on every dry lip. The shade is a versatile deep fuchsia pink that will look good on all skin tones. The lipstick stays pretty 4 hours on my lips without drying my lips further. But without a proper lip liner, this liquid lipstick tend to bleed a bit from the outer corner of lips during summer. So I always use a lip liner followed by ultra satin lipsticks during summer.

The lippie stix of colourpop from the matte x range are my favorite range of lipsticks. I have almost all lippie stix from the matte x range of colourpop. So it was very obvious that when colourpop launched a new lippie stix in their matte x range that too a beautiful pink I grab it without giving it a second thought. The lippie stix is matte in texture but it glides super smoothly on lips and it stays pretty 6 hours on my lips or more. It fades a bit if you intake any oily food else it survives well in all small snacks and drinks.




Now coming to the dupe list:-

As I told earlier that colourpop always come up with almost same shades in different name and collection. So as this collection is limited edition one so here are the perfect dupe list of all lipstick so that if you miss this one you can definitely grab another one ;)

LOCK DIARY is actually nearest dupe is SUGAR COSMETICS  liquid lipstick "BRINK OF PINK" (Reviewed here). The former one is 85% similar to the later one as LOCK DIARY  has the slight sheen in it which is not present in the later one. 

The next nearest dupe of "LOCK DIARY" is all from COLOURPOP COSMETICS  lippie stix "I heart this".

MILK BOTTLE can be an easy dupe of SUGAR COSMETICS LIQUID LIPSTICKS SAUVE MAUVE (Reviewed here) or Kylie Cosmetics POISE K (reviewed here ).

RIBBON has a huge range of red lipstick dupe list. One of the famous ones is MAC RUSSIAN RED. Another dupe one is COLOURPOP COSMETICS  matte X lippie stix "TRUST ME" (REVIEWED HERE ).

DATE MATE  is almost same to COLOURPOP MATTE X  lippie stix POPPIN (Reviewed here ).


As this collection is a limited edition one but the dupe listed lipsticks are the permanent one. So you can grab the dupe one if you miss this collection.








 

[Read some more Colourpop Cosmetics post here]

That's all for today. Until next time.
Love Sammy :*

REVIEW II VIDEO II DEMO II MAKEUPREVOLUTION II LACOLOR II LAGIRL II NICKAK PRODUCTS




Hi everyone,
Today I am up with mini reviews along with a tutorial using few products that I recently got as PR samples from HOKMAKEUP.

So the products that I got are:-

  • MAKEUP REVOLUTION ICONIC SMOKEY PALETTE.
  • NICKAK BLUSH DUO.
  • L.A.COLOR LIPSTICK IN SHADE MAD LOVE.
  • L.A. GIRL GLIDE GEL LINER IN SHADE BLACK MAGIC.

All these products are now available on HOKMAKEUP website.


Here is a
video where I created a SUMMER GLAM LOOK using these products along with few others too. :)



All the details of this look are up on the description box of the video. So you can check it here

Time for short review of all these PR samples:-
 
MAKEUP REVOLUTION ICONIC SMOKEY PALETTE:-
Price: - Rs.1350/-.


Available:- HOKMAKEUP

Few words from the brand about this product:-

 
"It's Iconic. ItÕs Smokey. Iconic Smokey is here.12 smoked shades from gray to browns and blacks for the perfect smokey eye taking you from day to night. Highly pigmented and blendable shades and complete with our Pro double ended eyeshadow brush made of the finest synthetic hair for easy application."

 
My experience:-

 
The palette comes in a sleek black glossy packaging.It consists of a mixture of 12 mattes and shimmers shades. The palette is perfect for creating any smokey look.
The texture of the eyeshadows is soft. Few matte shades have slight fallouts while the rest shimmery shades have no fallouts. The pigmentation of the eyeshadows is quite good. It works best with primer and wet brush. I really like this palette and would love to recommend everyone who is a just beginner in eye makeup and want to practice.










NICKAK BLUSH DUO:-

Price: - Rs.450/-.


Available:-  HOKMAKEUP

Few words from the brand about this product:-

 
"Perfectly complementary duos of blush, contour, and highlight that are designed to amplify any look! These complexion powders are intensely pigmented and blend beautifully over skin for cheeks that pop with an airbrushed finish. Available in universal shades that are versatile enough for any skin tone."

My experience:-

A blush duo all from the brand NICKAK.  This is totally a new brand for me. The blush duo consists of two shimmery blush in shade pink and coral. Both the blush has a smooth texture and heavily pigmented one. One should be careful while applying these blushes. The blush blends easily on cheeks giving a very subtle shimmery heavily colored cheeks. So, I prefer to apply this blush duo with very light handed to avoid looking like overly done.









L.A.COLOR LIPSTICK IN SHADE MAD LOVE:-


Price: - Rs.450/-.


Available:- HOKMAKEUP


Few words from the brand about this product:-

 
"Matte about color Ð L.A. COLORS lipstick has you covered with 16 gorgeous, matte shades. This revolutionary formula redefines Matte Ð wears comfortably and will not dry out lips. The wide range of eye-catching colors is highlighted by the modern, square design and includes everyday nudes to vampy, bold shades. Lips are supple yet velvety matte."

My experience:-

The lipstick comes up in a transparent cap packaging which helps to see the shade of the lipstick from outside. Due to this kind of packaging one should be careful while putting the cap back on the lipstick. As one might break the bullet or scratch the lipstick while putting the cap back (which I did once).

The lipstick texture is very smooth and glides super smoothly on lips. The lipstick turns matte on lips within few minutes of application. The lipstick is very pigmented, one or two swipe is enough to get an opaque coverage. It stays 5 hours on my lips with slight fading after having any heavy meal.
Overall a budget friendly lip color that I would love to recommend everyone.








L.A. GIRL GLIDE GEL LINER IN SHADE BLACK MAGIC:-
Price: - Rs.450/-.


Available:- HOKMAKEUP

Few words from the brand about this product:-

 
"Makeup wearers no longer have to choose between the ease of application in an eye pencil and the smooth feel of liquid eyeliner. The new glide liner has the soft and gliding feel of liquid that comes in a pencil that can be sharpened. Available in highly pigmented colors, this product is designed for makeup enthusiasts and trendsetters who are looking for the best products on the market as a reasonable price."

My experience:-

After lipstick lover, I am an eye pencil lover person who loves to wear colored or black eye pencil in every single day. So when I got this eye pencil I was super excited to try out the pencil.
The pencil is in shade black which is a jet black color. The texture of the eye pencil is super smooth and its glides like butter on the lashline. I applied this eye pencil on my upper and lower eyelid so I can bet it can easily replace a liquid or gel eyeliner or kajal for upper and lower eye area. It is even perfect for the waterline as it is not irritating one like few eye pencils from other brands. The liner stays pretty 5-6 hours on upper eyelid area while it smudges a bit after 5 hours on lower waterline.
Overall I am loving this eye pencil nowadays and it is my current go-to eye pencils :)








That's all for today. Until next time.
Love Sammy :*



(PR SAMPLE)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

HAUL POST!!!




As the month of May has arrived so here I am back with another short haul video.

We always love to see haul videos and so here is a collective haul video that I thought to share with you all. Most of the products are bought from past two months and few are PR SAMPLES too :) So here is the video:-





The list of things that I bought are:-



  1. PIXI GLOW TONIC
  2. BIOLAGE MATRIX DEEP SMOOTHENING SERUM.
  3. MAMAEARTH CHARCOAL MASK (PR SAMPLE).
  4. MAMAEARTH BODY LOTION (PR SAMPLE ).
  5. MAMAEARTH BODY WASH (PR SAMPLE). ALL THREE PRODUCTS ARE REVIEWED HERE.
  6. BONITO SPONGES (You can buy it from here) .
  7. COLORBAR LIP PRIME AND CARE (You can buy it from here ).
  8. ESSENCE LIP BRUSH ((You can buy it from here).
  9. ESSENCE LASH BASE MASCARA.
  10. TS_COSMETICS GLITTER IN SHADE OCEANIC, WHITE GOLD, ROSE (From Instagram seller ts_cosmetics page).
  11. KYLIE COSMETICS BURGUNDY PALETTE (INSTAGRAM SELLER- BEAUTYTALES IN RS.3750/-)
  12. JUVIA'S PLACE SAHARAN PALETTE (INSTAGRAM PAGE NOWANDWOWCHENNAI IN RS.2500/-).
  13. KYLIE COSMETICS ROYAL PEACH PALETTE 9INSTAGRAM PAGE LACHICWIK IN RS.3999/- ).
  14. MAKEUPREVOLUTION SMOKY ICONIC PALETTE (PR SAMPLE).
  15. NICKAK BLUSH DUO (PR SAMPLE).
  16. L.A.COLORS MATTE LIPSTICK IN SHADE MAD LOVE (PR SAMPLE).
  17. L.A.COLORS GEL GLIDE EYE PENCIL IN BLACK (PR SAMPLE).
  18. MAKEUPREVOLUTION TRALS VS NEUTRALS PALETTE.
  19. LAKME 10 MATTE LIP CRAYONS (YOU CAN SEE THE SWATCHES HERE ). And you can buy these crayons from HERE).

That's all for today :) until next time
Love Sammy :*

Saturday, 13 May 2017

REVIEW OF MAMAEARTH PRODUCTS




MAMAEARTH is one of a safe certified brand in Asia who had some products especially for mama to be, mama and babies. There is a huge line of products by MAMAEARTH who products claim to be PARABEN FREE, SLS FREE, PHTHALATES FREE and MINERAL OIL FREE.

Little more about this brand from the brand itself:-

"Our honest, natural and certified safe products for a little bit of heaven sent down to earth. We are the only Toxin Free MadeSafe certified brand in India. We know you want the best for you & your baby and you sometimes pull your hair out mulling over choices. Well, stop hurting that beautiful hair. Mamaearth is here. "

When the brand approaches me to try out their products I immediately said yes as I already was familiar with this brand.

They send me three products to try out.

1. Mamaearth Calming Body Wash with Aloe, Allantoin & Vitamin E:-

Price:- Rs.349/- for 200ml.

My Experience:-

The body wash comes in a sturdy pump bottle with double cap closure. Yes, you heard right...the double cap closure actually keeps the body wash spill proof and much secure while traveling.
The body was is a gel like texture. One or two pump is enough to lather up pretty well with a loofah. It claims to toxin free so I have tried and tested on me and on my baby too (who is now 5 years old). The body wash is very gentle to the skin and it doesn't dry up after wash. It doesn't contain any strong fragrance. It has a mild natural ingredients kind of smell which hardly stays for few minutes after washing. 

So, overall I just love this body wash and definitely I am going to gift one to my mom so that she can enjoy the luxury of toxin free body wash.








2.Mamaearth Nourishing Body Lotion with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter & Jojoba Oil.

Price:- Rs.349/- for 200ml.

My experience:-

Well, in my early 20's I hardly needed any moisturizer to moisturize my skin in summer but due to shifting my base to a different city along with being a mom who ran 24X 7 hours behind her 5-year-old kid hardly gets any time to pamper her hand and body. In my early 30's I was looking for some moisturizer that will easily cover up all my problems related to dry and flaky hands and dry elbow. So when I got this PR package the first thing attract me is this body lotion.
The body lotion also comes up in same pump packaging with double cap closure. The smell of the body lotion is similar to the body I got.
The texture of the body lotion is little thick but it easily absorbs into the skin surprisingly. The lotion is so light and I don't feel any greasiness after using it. The body claim to have natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Shea butter, cocoa butter and geranium essential oil which keeps my hands smooth and moisturizer for the hours. It is actually good if you could apply it at night before you go to bed. I have dryness on my skin due to dry summer but this lightweight moisturizer helps me to control my dryness to some extent.

Overall I am loving this lightweight, mild fragrance body lotion which is just perfect to all dry skin beauties in this summer.









3.Mamaearth Charcoal, Coffee & Clay Face Mask to Reduce Pigmentation & Skin Lightning:-

Price:- Rs.599/- for 200ml.

Charcoal mask always attracts me when it comes to pampering my facial skin. Charcoal is proven to help with acne, pimples and other skin concerns.

Little bit more information about this mask from this brand itself:-

Mamaearth Charcoal, Coffee & Clay Face Mask a mix of Charcoal, Coffee and Clay, loaded with minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium to stimulate blood circulation. It has aloe vera which is very effective in reducing melanin in the body. Coffee helps in stimulating blood flow and remove toxins which help smooth away blemishes. 
  
My experience:-

The mask comes in a big tub with a lid and spill proof lid closure. The 200 ml mask is quite a lot to end up in one month. 

I have used so many charcoal mask from a different brand but no mask gives me an after soothing and cooling effect like this one. The mask is very thick in texture thus a little amount covers up a large area. The mask has an after soothing and cooling effect every time I wash it. The mask actually reduces all my acne and acne masks with a regular use of it. It has the same mild fragrance that the body wash and body lotion which lingers for an hour even after washing it.

Overall I am loving this cooling charcoal masks as it has a very soothing effect which goes perfectly in this scorching heat of summer.











Okay so my final verdict is done now time for some drawbacks that I felt while trying out this package.

DRAWBACKS:-

The price is little high when it comes to the quantity which we are getting it in this products but again every good thing comes with a price tag so one might see it pricey. So definitely I am okay with the price.

Secondly, the fragrance of all three products is almost same which I don't like as much because I do get bored easily with same kind of smell in everything.

So, I wish they have some different fragrance in different products.

These are the two drawback that I wanted to share after trying out these products otherwise for me personally I am loving it every bit of it and definitely, I am going to recommend this brand to all mamas, mom to be.

For more information checkout the Facebook page of MAMAEARTH here and their website here

Did you tried or excited to try out any of this product? 

That's all for today.
Until next time
Love Sammy :*