Monday, 24 July 2017

REVIEW II SWATCHES II MAC FRUITY JUICY COLLECTION




Hey everyone,
After a pretty long time here I am back with my favorite brand. Yes, you guessed right. Today I am going to share my reviews, swatches over the newly launched MAC FRUITY JUICY COLLECTION.

The collection launched in India on 10th July 2017. The collection has loads of products among which I picked up two products.
They are a lipstick "LOVE AT FIRST BIT" (lol...funny, I know) and a pearlmatte face powder "OH MY PASSION!".

 The price of the lipstick:- $17(as I bought from abroad, so don't know the exact price in Indian currency)for 3g of lipstick.

The price of Pearlmatte face powder: - Rs.2990/-  for 8g of the product.

Availability:-
Mac online website (the lipstick is oos everywhere), Mac stores.

A Little info about this collection:-

 
Shake up the summer with a frootilicious collection of sun-kissed succulence. Take a sweet vacation of tropical color for lips and eyes, including the online-exclusive Eye Shadow x 6: Oh My Banana.
Featuring special packaging throughout! Love at first bite.


Packaging:-

MAC FRUITY JUICY COLLECTION is known for its packing firstly. The colorful packaging of this collection is the main attraction. Both the lipstick and the face powder comes in a beautiful black case with special packaging with tropical fruit and floral print. The lipstick open with a twist up the pattern. The face powder comes with a mirror only. The face powder is really beautiful. The first day I saw the sneak peak of this collection I decided that I want this face powder badly in my life. The outer packaging, the self-design face powder itself is so pretty that I hardly had any reason to skip it.

Face powder:-

Mac oh my passion! face powder described by Mac as a face powder with pearlized and satin shades for highlighting and blush effects.

"A unique face powder featuring a flirty flower pattern pressed into it. Pearlized and satin shades feature a rich texture, velvet finish. Can be used as a blush and highlighter. (Also suitable for the eye area.) Limited edition. Special packaging with tropical fruit and floral print."
Key Claims and Benefits

    Features excellent color payoff
    Features a rich and creamy texture
    Blends effortlessly
    Ophthalmologist tested
    Dermatologist tested
    Non-acnegenic
    For all skin types


Usage:-

 
     Use a large brush over the face for light application.
    Use a small brush or sponge on eyelids and brow bones as a highlight.

My experience:-

I bought the face powder from Mac store.  The face powder has a floral design on it which consists of a pink, a coral, a yellow flower and a brown leafy like structure. The face powder when swirling with a big blush on all the color of the pan it together creates a beautiful pinkish coral shade which is just perfect for Indian skin tone. The face powder is matte in texture but has subtle shimmer on it and so when ever you applied it on your skin you will get a nice natural glow on skin. Although the face powder considered as a highlighter by Mac I personally love to use it as Blush or as eyeshadow. It stays pretty 7 hours or more on my skin. Overall this one is my favorite in this collection.








Lipstick:- 

 
A Lipstick in lip-smacking beige, fuchsia and violet shades.

Full description:-

 
Go bananas in lip-smacking beige, fuchsia and violet Lipsticks. Four shades, four textures. 


My experience:-
 
Among the four lipstick that launched in this collection, I picked up the shade "LOVE AT FIRST BITE", It is an amplified one in texture. The lipstick is a beautiful warm pink shade with a cream finish. It glides super smoothly on lips. But as it an amplified finish so it has a tendency to melt during summer. These lipsticks are perfect for winters. The lipstick neither moisturises the lips nor hydrates it. It stays comfortable on lips for 3-4 hours (if we have heavy oily food in between ). With a lip liner as a base, it stays pretty 6 hours on my lips. One or two swipe is enough to get the color on lips because if you apply more you might feel heavy on lips.
Overall I am kind of love and hate the lipstick.





Finally few more pictures of the products.







Here are two looks that I created using the face powder and the lipstick.




That's complete my today's review. Until next time...
Stay beautiful!
Love Sammy :*

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

REVIEW OF KAYA AQUALIGHT ULTRAGEL SUNSCREEN SPF 25




Sunscreen is an important part of our life nowadays. It is very important to use a proper sunscreen according to skin type.

Recently I got a sunscreen all from Kaya brand. It is named as "Kaya Ultra Light Aquagel Sunscreen SPF 25 ". The sunscreen was sent by the brand for testing purpose.

Price: - Rs.590/- for 50ml.
Availability:- Nykaa.com

Little more info about the sunscreen:-

A broad spectrum sunscreen specially designed for oily/acne prone skin to provide superior sun protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.Introducing the new Kaya Ultra Light Aquagel Sunscreen with SPF 25 that does not clog pores, thereby reducing the possibility of acne breakouts and also protects the skin against the onslaught of environmental damage. This gel based, the fragrance-free formula gives a cooling sensation with a weightless, matte finish.

Key Features:

  •     Gel Base
  •     Fragrance Free
  •     Specially Formulated For Oily/ Acne Prone Skin
  •     Does Not Clog Pores
  •     Prevents further acne breakouts
  •     SPF 25
  •     Pa ++++
  •     4 Star Boots Rating
  •     Protects Skin Against Harmful UVA & UVB Rays
  •     Protects Skin Against Onslaught Of Environmental Damage
  •     Weightless, Matte Finish
  •     PABA Free formulation

Ingredients

Aqua, Octocrylene, Isododecane (and) Dimethicone / Bis Isobutyl PPG 20 Crosspolymer, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Triethanolamine, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Carbomer, Gamma Polyglutamic Acid, Niacinamide, Geranium robertianum extract, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, CI 15510.

How to use product

    Apply generously over face, neck & other exposed areas during the day, 20 minutes before sun exposure.
    Re-apply in a case of prolonged sun exposure or excessive sweating.

Packaging:-

The sunscreen comes in a small tube with flip cap opening. One had to squeeze the tube to take out the product. The tube is cute and small and it can easily carry in small purse while traveling.

My first thought:-



There is 50 ml of product which is actually very less in amount compared to the price we are paying. But it requires so less (like one drop for the whole face) that it will last at least one and month or more. So, definitely worth the money.

My experience:-



Kaya Ultra Light Aquagel Sunscreen SPF 25 is a sunscreen which is very light weight in texture. The sunscreen absorbs easily on my oily skin giving a matte effect. It is basically a gel based creme which is just perfect for all skin type (unless you have extremely dry skin in summer). I never tried out any Kaya products before so this is the first time that I am using any product from this brand. I am really impressed with the sunscreen as it is fragrance-free so perfect for my sensitive nose. Secondly, being an oily skin person I always break out whenever I try anything new on my face but this one suits me really well. It doesn't break me out even after using it for past three weeks. Thirdly, there is few sunscreen which oxidizes (yes you heard right...!!!) on my skin very badly and gives a tan look after some time of application but this one never oxidizes and never makes me tan even after 3 hours under the sun. The sunscreen goes pretty well in this sweaty monsoon summers.


Overall I am in love with the sunscreen and I am definitely going to re-purchase it again once I end up this one.







That's all for today.
Love Sammy :* 



( Product send by brand for review purpose)

REVIEW ON EATANYTIME SNACKS BAR




"LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR BAD SNACKS" Moreover when you are in a fitness routine.
Hunger always kill us when we are specially in diet and that is the actual struggle for most fitness freak people.
There's is no shame in sharing that I put on few kilos while I was back to my home Kolkata, so again after coming back to Delhi, I am back to my fitness regime. In between my fitness routine "EATANYTIME" brand send me these bars to try out.

 Now a person who is in fitness regime can't taste food to just review it for readers so I check back with the brand where they assure me these are healthy snack they are sending me to try out.

The snacks I received are MANGO GINGER, BUTTERSCOTCH, CHOCO PEANUT BUTTER, and ORANGE.

Price: - Rs.50/- each for 38g and 40 gm.
Availability:- EATANYTIME (HERE)



My experience:-



Now as these snacks bar are claimed to healthy one so I tested all personally along with my diet and fitness regime. So to read my thoughts through a fitness person eye kindly read on...

Taste always matter for me whenever it comes to eating any food or snacks. I eat a very healthy way and I make sure I don't eat anything that my body doesn't want (whenever I am on diet but for rest of my life I enjoy everything as I am a big foodie).

So first of all these snacks are really tasty. A very interesting combination of snacks that I tried out for the first time (talking about MANGO-GINGER one). But my personal favorite one is CHOCO PEANUT BUTTER.

All the snacks bar had no added sugar. These are gluten free, trans fat-free, saturated fat-free, cholesterol free. I have tasted all bar send by the brand in each day one bar and I note down that with proper diet and exercise I didn't gain any extra kilos eating this snacks bar.

Overall after trying out all these bars all I can conclude that firstly, these are definitely some health bar which will fulfill your craving/hunger for having some snacks in between the meals. Secondly, as there is preservative in this bar so definitely it doesn't mean you can eat it every day to stop your unwanted hunger when you are on a fitness routine. Thirdly as these are many healthy snacks bar (compare to all those fried snacks and a bar of chocolate or a packet full of chips) so definitely you can have it on your 2/3 in a week ;)








So that's all for today...
Until next time stay healthy and eat healthily...
Love Sammy :*






 


PR SAMPLE SEND BY THE BRAND

Monday, 17 July 2017

URBAN DECAY NAKED HEAT PALETTE II REVIEW II SWATCHES II TUTORIAL



"HEAT CANNOT BE SEPARATED FROM FIRE OR BEAUTY FROM THE ETERNAL"
          -DANTE ALIGHIERI

The quotes work perfectly for URBAN DECAY NAKED HEAT PALETTE. The palette whose packaging resembles flames of fire worth the beauty of the name "HEAT".

  

Price:- $54. I personally bought from Instagram stores (Nowandwowchennai) in Rs.4900/- .

Availability: - Urban decay website, Sephora and many international websites. But as most of the website doesn't ship to India so I ordered from Instagram stores.


Little Info about the palette:-
 If you thought our Naked palettes were hot before, brace yourself—because our newest iteration is next level. This is Naked Heat, our most sweltering Naked palette yet.

Give in to the heat of the moment with 12 ALL-NEW, can’t-live-without, amber-hued neutrals—including warm browns, burnt oranges, and rich siennas. The most shade-driven Naked palette we’ve ever done, this palette takes Naked in a whole new direction. From a super-smooth red-brown matte and a glimmering copper to a deep, shifty bronze, this palette has everything you need to create sultry daytime looks, intensely smoky night time looks and everything in between.

These shades look insanely flattering on any skin tone and talk about HOT. We’re currently obsessed with En Fuego, a matte red, which looks amazing in the crease or on the lid. Ember is our go-to shade for the perfect warm smoky eye. We also can’t get enough of Scorched, a metallic deep red with gold micro-shimmer, and Dirty Talk, a really beautiful metallic burnt red.

Every shade in Naked Heat features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blend ability. Because with shades like these, you’ll want to blend the perfect sunset eye, and our formula makes it so easy to transition shades like a pro.

Whether you’re getting Naked in the office, at your significant other’s place or at 40,000 feet, Naked Heat has everything you need, including a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush. We craft our palette brushes with the same care as our UD Pro Brushes. The performance is insane, and they’re some of our favorite tools. The Blending Brush is perfect for foolproof, seamless blending. Use the Detailed Crease Brush to get a precise application in the crease.


Fill Weight: 12 x 1.3 g POIDS NET/NET WT. 12 x 0.05 oz



Shades included:

  • OUNCE (Ivory shimmer)
  • CHASER (light nude matte)
  • SAUCED (soft terra-cotta matte)
  • LOW BLOW (brown matte)
  • LUMBRE (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
  • HE DEVIL (burnt red matte)
  • DIRTY TALK (metallic burnt red)
  • SCORCHED (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
  • CAYENNE (deep terra-cotta matte)
  • EN FUEGO (Burgundy matte)
  • ASHES (deep reddish-brown matte)
  • EMBER (deep metallic copper-burgundy)


 Packaging:-

The palette comes in a beautiful box with the name written on it. The cardboard box had to slide to take out the palette. The palette comes in a sturdy case which is heavy in weight and much similar to NAKED SMOKEY palette (I reviewed it here). The packaging of the palette is worth mentioning. The color of the palette is much similar with the flames of fire. Outside the palette, the name is written in golden which you can feel with finger whenever you touch those words.The palette comes with a mirror and a dual ended brush. The brush is very soft and useful while applying the eyeshadows from the palette. The mirror in the palette actually makes it complete (as few palette don't have the mirror on it for which it is little difficult during touch-up). The palette has strong magnetic closure. Overall the packaging is really nice, attractive, sturdy and travels friendly.


My experience:-

URBAN DECAY NAKED HEAT PALETTE is a palette that consists of 12 eyeshadows which are warm tones and more towards orange and red shades. The palette consists of a mixture of both shimmer and matte shades. In short URBAN DECAY NAKED HEAT PALETTE is another addition to the "Naked" range of eyeshadows of urban decay.

 All the eyeshadows are highly pigmented, easily blendable and buttery soft in texture. The matte shades have no fall outs while shimmer shades have 5% of fallout which is very less in amount. The shimmer shades if use with a wet brush then they hardly have any fallout. The eyeshadows stay pretty 8hours+ on my oily eyelids without primer. All the shades are perfect for applying on the upper eyelid and on the waterline too as as URBAN DECAY ELECTRIC PALETTE has some restrictions.
The palette is perfect for Indian skin tone from fair to dusky skin beauties.



Down Points:- 

  •     Expensive palette.
  •     Shades are pretty dupeable.
  •     The choice of the shades in this palette is quite similar to many other palettes.

Overall I really like the palette and very happy to include it in my URBAN DECAY collection of the palette.



Through a beauty blogger eye:-

As a beauty blogger I am bound to my reader to give my honest opinion about every product so if you ask me about this palette that "Is it worth buying"? My answer will be "NOPE" just because the price of the palette is very high for which it is considered as a luxury palette. Secondly, as the shades are pretty dupeable one so if you can't afford this one then you don't need to regret about it.As there are many other brands which have similar kind of shades in their palettes.













For a comparison purpose here are the pictures of few palette along with URBAN DECAY NAKED HEAT palette which might help you to decide whether you want this palette or not.


Here is an FOTD, where I use the palette to create a look.


And to see how I create this look, here is the video of it.



That's all for today. Until next time...

Love Sammy :*

Friday, 14 July 2017

REVIEW AND SWATCHES OF ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR KIT




Contouring is one of the most important parts of makeup nowadays. People are learning and taking the contouring part very seriously as it gives a proper structure to face.

It actually took me months to learn the art of contouring. As contouring always depends on facial structure.

Now a few months back I pick up ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR KIT (THE ORIGINAL ONE, POWDER FORM).
Today's post is all about this amazing kit.

Little more info about this kit:-

 
A best-selling set of three powder highlight and three powder contour shades. Use Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder Kit to create the illusions of higher cheekbones, a slimmer nose, softer jawline, or smaller forehead.

Blendable satin finish
Removable and refillable set
Can be layered over Contour Cream Kit to intensify results
Available in 3 shades

Price:- $40
Availability: - Anastasia Beverly Hills website, beauty bay, cult beauty, Instagram stores.

Packaging:-

The kit comes in a black cardboard box. The box has a magnetic closure. Inside the box, there are 3 powder highlighter powder and 3 contour powder. The powders are refilled type. One can get 3g of each powder in this palette. As the powders are in refill form so once you end up any powder from this palette you can buy it as a single from the website and put it inside the palette inserts. In this way, you don't need to buy the whole palette again and again. The magnet of the palette holds the refills really strong thus there is no chance of breakage while traveling.

My experience:-

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit comes in three shades. I picked up the shade light to medium as I am warm undertone with fair skin tone.

The 3 highlighter powders in the kit are VANILLA, BANANA, SAND.
The 3 contour powders in the kit are JAVA, FAWN, HAVANA.

All the powders in this palette are buttery in texture. Thus, they all blend easily giving a perfect contour look. Both highlighters and contour powders are matte in texture except the highlighter SAND, which has subtle shimmer on it.

Pigmentation:-

 
 All the highlighting powder are medium pigmented so it is very easy to control the amount of it while the contour powders are super pigmented. So one needs to careful with contour powders.

Staying power:-

 
The contour powders stay on my skin for 6-7 hours with sight fading if I don't use the primer. While the highlighting powder lasts long forever, I mean unless and until you remove it.

Among all the highlighting powders I like the shade BANANA as this one particularly just perfect to set under eye concealer. And according to my skin tone the shade HAVANA goes really well for contouring. Rest of the powders I use on others while doing makeup.

Down Points:-
The price of the kit is little higher and moreover, this kit is not available in India so if you are planning to buy it then either you had to buy it from International website or from Insta stores which might charge a bomb. So definitely it is the down point about this product.

Next point is, this is a contour kit, which has three different options for highlight and contour so if you are not a makeup artist or if you don't do makeup on your sisters or cousins then this kit might be useless for you. As it consists of three probable shades of highlighter and contour for different light to medium skin tones.

But again this kit has many dupe in other brands which are easily available in India like NYX, MAKEUPREVOLUTION. So if you can't grab Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit then definitely you can try out kit from above-mentioning brands.

Final Verdict:-

 
Overall I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and I will definitely recommend it to try it.











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

Thursday, 6 July 2017

REVIEW AND SWATCHES OF COLOURPOP ULTRA BLOTTED LIPSTICKS



Hi everyone,

Colourpop launched a new range of lipsticks which are named as ULTRA BLOTTED LIPS and today's post is all about the same.


I picked up 4 beautiful shades from the entire blotted collection.


Here is the Video where I shared swatches and my experience regarding same.





I picked up four shades:


  • DEJA VU
  • LEXI
  • BEES KNEES
  • SPLIT



Price of Ultra blotted lipstick:-$5

Price of Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipstick:- $6


Availability:- Colourpop website / Instagram stores.














That's all for today. I hope you like the video. I will be back with some new post soon.
Until then ...Love Sammy :*