Tuesday, 20 February 2018

REVIEW OF IMIANA HOUSE LUXURY SKINCARE PRODUCTS


 

There is still chill in winter. it is a common fact that winter does the most harm to your skin during its arrival or during leaving...seasonal change is the most harmful time for skin.
So, today's post is something related to protection of your skin from this last winter...

Imiana house is a luxury skincare brands who send me two product for review purpose which I was using religiously from past one month before I review these products.

The two products are:-

  • African Cocoa butter Soap
  • Anti-Cellulite cinnamon body butter

African Cocoa butter Soap:-

 
Price:- Rs.750/-
Availability:- IMIANA HOUSE


What does the product claim?


"Free From Chemicals, Synthetic Colour Or Artificial Fragrance"
Our Luxurious organic handmade soap is made from all botanical natural oils and extremely moisturizing butter. At ImiAna House we use only 100% pure essential oils which are Rejuvenating, relaxing, soothing and therapeutic in a true sense.

A little more description about the soap:-


African Cocoa butter with virgin coconut oil, castor oil, and olive oil. Made with African Cocoa butter as the main ingredient and pure virgin coconut oil. Cocoa butter is a very effective anti-aging agent. It naturally soothes and heals sensitive and dry skin.Cocoa butter is especially rich in vitamin E and helps create a protective barrier on the skin.
Coconut is one of the true wonder plants.It contains healthy fatty acids required for healthy skin and hair.Lauric, Capric, and Caprylic Acid – These fatty acids from the coconut are antimicrobial agents.
Coconut oil’s antifungal properties protect skin, heal damaged skin making it soft and supple.
Olive oil aka. jetun ka tel is a boon for the skin. It is a great anti-oxidant, Antioxidants may help protect the skin from premature skin aging and vitamin E present in olive oil has anti-aging benefits because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light.
Castor oil has anti-inflammatory properties hence good for treating sun-burn.Castor oil also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which delay the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Kerala grown organic cocoa helps to renew and firm new skin cells, promote healthy skin tissues, and it also helps promote healthy cell development.
It has the goodness of Eucalyptus Essential oils.


[P.S. Since all our soaps are handmade in small batches, color and designs may vary from batch to batch but ingredients and purity will always be the same.]


My experience:-

A skincare product that smells good always makes you feel good. The first thing that I noticed in any skincare products is the fragrance of the product. African Cocoa butter Soap wins my heart as the soap smells divine and it fragrance just lingers even after the bath. Secondly, as it is a handmade soap so the pattern of the soap makes it look luxury. The soaps lather pretty well and it washes my skin so well. The best part of African Cocoa butter Soap, the soap moisturized my skin so well that it is perfect for this winter when our skin wants some extra moisturizer. The cocoa butter that presence in the soap makes my skin feel soft and moisturized. 









Anti-Cellulite cinnamon body butter

Price:- Rs.499.00 – Rs.950.00
Size:- 50 gm, 100 gm, 250 gm
Availability:- IMIANA HOUSE
What does the product claim?

Handmade | NO SLS, Paraben & Phthalate | Vegan | Organic | Chemical Free

Little more info:-


Imiana House Anti-Cellulite cinnamon body butter enriched with cocoa butter, Shea butter, coconut oil, cinnamon oil and organic cinnamon powder effectively helps in reducing stubborn cellulite and moisturizes skin effectively.

Cinnamon has some rather unexpected qualities. It’s a proven antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial substance.Cinnamon is rich in benefiting minerals like Iron, calcium, and Magnesium that help keep skin healthy.

Cinnamon actually helps local blood circulation and consequently helps spread the distribution of cellulite making it the perfect addition to a body butter. It helps remove blood impurities reducing inflammation and is also recommended for acne. It’s quite possibly the ultimate cellulite busting ingredient to ever go into a body butter!


My experience:-

The body butter smells just like a mixture of coconut with cinnamon which is so refreshing to my sensitive nose. The body butter is thick in texture for which a little goes a long way. It moisturizes my dry skin so well that my skin remains hydrated for hours. I am using this body butter from past one month and I can feel my skin remain pretty moisturized, looks healthy and feels great. All I can't comment on its anti-cellulite properties as it is too early to say anything about it. I will definitely update here once I finish the body butter. 







Overall I love both African Cocoa butter Soap and Anti-Cellulite cinnamon body butter. The combo of both actually improves my skin texture and so I would definitely recommend you to try at least these two if you want a healthy skin.

That's all for today.
Your friendly blogger Sammy :*





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Monday, 19 February 2018

SWATCHES OF COLOURPOP ULTRA SATIN LIP COLORS



Hey Everyone,

Today's blog post is just a swatch post all from COLOURPOP ULTRA SATIN LIQUID LIP COLOR. High pigmentation and a satin-matte finish in liquid lipstick form to keep your lips soft and comfy all day long.

Price:- $6.50
Availability:- Colourpop website here

Colourpop ultra satin lip colors are one of the most comfortable liquid lipsticks that I tried so far. They have a huge range of lip colors in it. As I am a matte lipstick lover so I picked up only a few of them to try out.
And today I am going to share the swatches of same.

Shade description:-

  • NAKED LADIES:- It is described as Warm Coral shade.
  • THE RABBIT:- It is described as a bright fuchsia with a subtle blue sheen.
  • FRICK N' FRACK:- It is described as rosy terracotta shade (my favorite among all ).
  • NOVEMBER:- It is described as a warm peachy pink shade.
  • CALYPSO:- It is described as mid-tone pink.
  • DOPEY:- It is described as a mauve with a purple undertone.


The lipsticks are comfort matte in texture and they stay pretty 4/5 hours on my lips without fading. They glide super smoothly on lips giving an opaque coverage in 2/3 swipes. The lipsticks are not transferred proof so they leave mark on your cups or glasses but they don't transfer insanely here and there. The lipsticks sometimes tend to bleed from lip line. So it is suggested to use a lip liner before applying this lip color to avoid bleeding or feathering of these lipsticks.


These lipsticks are actually perfect for dry lips people who want to try out some comfort matte for their dry lips.






That's all for today.
Your friendly blogger Sammy :*


SWATCH GALLERY -COLOURPOP PINK PHRASE 2


 Hey Guys,

Today's swatch gallery presents another two palettes all from the brand Colourpop Cosmetics.

Now Colourpop launched this (Pink) Phrase 2 collection last year from which I pick up everything from this collection. I pick two palettes and a lip kit.

I picked the following:-



  • ColourPop Belle of the Ball Pressed Powder Shadow Palette is retail for $18.00 for 0.20 oz.
  •  Colour Pop Pressed Powder Face Duo -DONE DEAL palette is a limited edition and retails for $16.00 and contains 0.56 oz.
  • Colourpop Mixed Finish Lip Collection Phase 2 (pink).

Read Colourpop "The Knockout" and "Blow Me Away" palettes here

ColourPop Belle of the Ball Pressed Powder Shadow Palette:-

This palette consists of pink-themed shades. It has two warmer and pink and coral shades and then a deep, cooler pink and a light, frosty pink shade.  All the shades are super pigmented. The texture of the eyeshadows is so soft that it blends with ease. All the shades stay forever( if used with a primer) until I remove it with makeup remover else they stay pretty eight hours on my eyes without fading.
Overall the palette is very pretty and looks so girlie as the theme of the palette is pink.

Shade Description:- 


  • Secrets is a light pink with warm undertones and a matte finish.
  • Soft Core is a medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish.
  • Fair Play is a bright and dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish.
  • On the Fence is a light pink with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish.






ColourPop Pressed Powder Face Duo -DONE DEAL palette:-

This fresh and girly duo won't have you second guessing that rosy glow! (from website).

Availability:- https://colourpop.com/products/done-deal

ColourPop Pressed Powder Face Duo -DONE DEAL palette is a limited edition palette. It consists of a blush and a highlighter.

Shade description:-


  • Above & Beyond: It is a matte warm pink blush
  • Made Me Do It: It is a pearlized highlighter in the champagne pink shade.

ColourPop Pressed Powder Face Duo -DONE DEAL palette comes in a cardboard sturdy packaging. Both the blush and highlight are soft, silky in texture. Both the shades are super intense in pigmentation. 


The blush blends easily on the skin and the shade is buildable one. Coming to the highlighter, it gives a nice subtle glow on my skin and it doesn't enhance the pores of skin too. Both the shades stay 7-8 hours on my skin without fading.


Overall I love this palette as I love the shade Pink.











Colourpop Mixed Finish Lip Collection Phase 2 (pink):-


Now moving to Colourpop Mixed Finish Lip Collection Phase 2 (pink).

ColourPop Cosmetics released a three-part monochromatic collection for Spring 2017 (Nectar, Pink, and Sand) and included three lip bundles, so I grabbed the pink phase only.
Each lip bundle comes with three different types of finishes: satin, matte and gloss. Phase 2 comes with all pink shades.

Shade Description:-


  • Chandelier: Ultra Satin Lip; true salmon pink
  • Fresh Cut: Ultra Matte Lip; true blue pink
  • Curtsy: Ultra Glossy Lip; mid-tone warm pink in a Crème finish

Leaving the shade Chandelier the other two suits my skin tone pretty well. The Matte and satin finish stays on my lips pretty 6 hours whereas gloss wears off after two hours or so. But still, I love the glossy one more than other two as it is super pigmented despite being a gloss.


The lip kit is overall a good one and one can always wear it by mix and match all the three shades together or with lip liners.







Ahh...! that's all for today. The post is pretty long and now I need some coffee...

See you!
Your friendly blogger Sammy :*

Thursday, 15 February 2018

MAC SNOWBALL COLLECTION 2017 REVIEW & SWATCHES




Hey Everyone,

So finally I got time to sit down and talk about all the Mac cosmetics Products that I bought from MAC SNOWBALL COLLECTION.
The collection launched last holiday (2017) and it was a huge launch. I managed to grab 4 products from this entire range.

I grabbed:-


MAC GOLD FACE BAG which contains a highlighter WHISPER OF GUILT and A FAN BRUSH in a sequin pouch.
Price:- Rs.3750/-.

MAC PREP + PRIME SETTING SPRAY SET which contain 3 mini varieties of 30 ml of(ROSE, LAVENDER, COCONUT) of setting spray.
Price:- Rs.2400/-  for the kit.

MAC MATTE LIPSTICK ROUGE EN SNOW.
Price:- Rs.1500/- in Nykaa but it was Rs.1650/- in store.

MAC EYESHADOW"IT'S SNOWING".
Price:- Rs.1500/- in Nykaa but it was Rs.1650/- in store.

So, here is a detailed review of each product in this video below where I use all these 4 products at one go for testing.





[CHECKOUT MAC SNOWBALL COLLECTION LAUNCH PICTURES HERE ]

Finally here are few more pictures of MAC SNOWBALL COLLECTION.








DUPE LIST IN MAC COSMETICS


DUPE LIST OF ALL RED LIPSTICKS FROM MAC COSMETICS

 

That's all for today.
Your friendly blogger Sammy :*

Friday, 9 February 2018

SWATCH GALLERY- COLOURPOP "THE KNOCKOUT" & "BLOW ME AWAY" PALETTES



Hi Guys,
So currently I am in a swatch mood and that's why I decided to share all those pending swatches of products that I am yet to post on my blog.


So, in today's post, I am going to swatch two best palettes of Colourpop Cosmetics. 


One is ColourPop Pressed Powder Face Duo-THE KNOCKOUT and the other is ColourPop BLOW ME AWAY Pressed Powder Shadow Palette.

Price:-


  • Colour Pop The Knockout palette is a limited edition and retails for $16.00 and contains 0.56 oz.
  • ColourPop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Palette is retail for $18.00 for 0.20 oz.



ColourPop BLOW ME AWAY Pressed Powder Shadow Palette:-


ColourPop BLOW ME AWAY Pressed Powder Shadow Palette is a mix of warm peaches, corals, and oranges eyeshadows. All the shades are super pigmented. The texture of the eyeshadows is so soft that it blends with ease. Among the four shades, two shades (Centerfold, Slim Fit) are not actually eyeshadows, they are “Pressed Pigments,” which are listed as “not intended for use in the immediate eye area”. As these are pressed pigments so they have some fallouts too. While the other two has almost no fallouts. All the shades stay forever( if used with a primer) until I remove it with makeup remover else they stay pretty eight hours on my eyes without fading.

  • Take a Break is a light peachy gold with warm orange undertones and a soft, metallic sheen.
  • Issues is a light peachy orange with warm undertones and a matte finish.
  • Centerfold is a bright, medium coral with orange undertones and a matte finish.
  • Slim Fit is a rich, dark coral-orange with red undertones(warm) and a matte finish.






ColourPop The Knockout palette:-
The face palette has two shades in it. One is a blush and another one is a highlighter.

  • EXCUSE MY FRENCH- pressed powder blush. It is a medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish blush.
  • LIKE TO WATCH- pressed powder highlighter. It is a medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a frosted finish.

ColourPop The Knockout palette comes in a cardboard sturdy packaging. Both the blush and highlight are soft, silky in texture. Both the shades are super intense in pigmentation. 


The blush blends easily on the skin and the shade is buildable one. Coming to the highlighter, it gives a nice subtle glow on my skin and it doesn't enhance the pores of skin too. Both the shades stay 7-8 hours on my skin without fading.




Overall these palettes are awesome palettes and worth buying one. I love both of them as both are just perfect for summers.

So, that's all for today.
Your friendly blogger Sammy :*