Tuesday, 16 January 2018

REVIEW AND SWATCHES AND FOTD USING SUGAR COSMETICS BLEND THE RULES EYESHADOW PALETTES



The best way to color your eyes are Eyeshadows...lol :P silly me, always trying to start in a dramatic way but end up doing a mess :P

So, better I start normally...

"Finally, the day has arrived when I am up with the review and swatches and fotd using SUGAR COSMETICS EYE SHADOW PALETTE. You can call me weird as when makeup world (INDIA only) going gaga over this SUGAR COSMETICS BLEND THE RULES EYESHADOW PALETTE, I was just sitting back waiting for my palettes to arrive and watching all beautiful makeup pictures of other bloggers and was thinking that "what I am going to review? Everybody already pointed out everything..." but still when I received those palettes, my heart was pounded out in excitement and I decided no matter how late I am I will be reviewing these pretties on my blog definitely..."

So, Sugar cosmetics launched these BLEND THE RULES EYESHADOW PALETTE in two big palettes and 18 quads (well, that's a huge range of quads...).


The two big palettes are priced Rs.1599/- each containing 10 eyeshadows in each palette.
The small quads are priced Rs.699/- each containing 4 eyeshadows in each quad.


Information:-


Unleash your inner artist and create a makeup masterpiece every day with the SUGAR Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Palettes. With a range of 17 high-performing mattes and extra-creamy metallics, these super-pigmented shades are infinitely smooth and incredibly easy to blend. Snap up these jaw-dropping hues in 2 breath-taking ten-shade palettes that come with a dual-ended applicator - it has around blending brush at one end and a doe-tip sponge at the other. But wait, did we bring up its uber-chic packaging yet? This gorgeous tray of colors is built to dethrone the current pride of your vanity display. Talk about eye candy!

How To Apply

    Start by taking a color that is a shade or two darker than your skin tone and run it back and forth onto your crease as a transition shade
    Start blending at the point where you want the deepest color, like the outer corner and aim toward the place where you want the lightest color.  By doing this, a gradient will be created by the color choice alone
    Next, go for the shimmer shade on the lid to get that pop. Use the doe-tip sponge applicator or a damp flat brush or your finger for that additional depth
    Use a darker shade on the crease to define the eye shape. Start applying from the outer corner of the eye, making a ‘V’, and blend it halfway through the eyelid with the round eyeshadow blending brush

Easy Shade Guide:

    The lightest color usually works well as a brow bone highlighter.
    The second lightest color usually looks good on the lid and creates a base to apply the shade of your choice, matte or shimmer
    The second darkest color usually works best on the crease
    The darkest color usually works best in the outer corner

Benefits: Each of the 17 shades in the SUGAR Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Palette range is richly pigmented, blendable without loss of pay-off and lasts for hours without creasing or smudging. This product is dermatologically tested & approved and 100% safe for your skin.

Additional Details: The SUGAR Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Palettes come in two versatile options viz., Vogue and Firework. Also available in 18 captivating quad options. This product is free of parabens, D5, oil, mineral oil, and nano-ingredients.

List Of Ingredients: Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Hexyl Laurate, Zinc Stearate. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Ferric, Ferrocyanide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Ultramarines, Red 7 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake.

I am an eyeshadow collector and so I decided to pick up those two big palettes instead of those quads. The quads are a basically smaller version of these two big eyeshadow palettes.

Packaging:-


The eyeshadow palettes come in a black cardboard box. At the back of the black cardboard box, there are all the details regarding the palette has written like price, date of expiry etc.etc.
 The upper lid of eyeshadow palette has the abstract signature design of Sugar cosmetics.The eyeshadow palette comes in a really hard cardboard packaging. I must tell you the palettes are really heavy and too sturdy.The palette contains a mirror and a dual-ended brush. So, overall the palette is perfect to carry during traveling.

My experience:-


As I told you earlier that I am an eyeshadow lover so it is obvious that I already have a huge collection of eyeshadow palette. But when sugar launched these palettes I decided to grab it as I wanted to try it out for my blog. I have tried many drugstore brand eyeshadow but till now there is no such brand that can satisfy me fully but my search of good eyeshadow palettes in drugstore brand hopefully ends here after I bought SUGAR COSMETICS BLEND THE RULES EYESHADOW PALETTE.


The eyeshadows have buttery in texture. They have good pigmentation. The matte shades have little fallouts but all the shimmery shades have almost no fallout. The pigmentation of shimmery shades is best to compare to the matte one in the palette. The eyeshadows are easy to blend and they work equally good with wet and dry brushes. The staying power of eyeshadows is really good. With proper eye base, they stay almost throughout the day and without any eye base they still stay intact during winter while fades from crease line only a little bit after 5/6 hours during hot and sweaty summer (but that is very common if you have oily eyelids for which a proper base is suggested during summer).


Coming to the shades choice in the palettes, both the palette has a very safe range of shade choices for which you can pick any one of them or both of them. 


01 VOGUE

A neutral-toned palette with ten shades that are a mix of nudes, browns and warm neutrals – it’s everything you need to create the perfect day eye makeup look.

  •     Top Row (L to R): cream, beige mauve, light coral, deep plum and medium brown
  •     Bottom Row (L to R): champagne gold, bronze gold, copper, metallic rose gold and metallic chocolate.

02 FIREWORK

All you need for an evening/night makeup look, these ten shades are a mix of bold, bright and dramatic colors. This palette works equally well when you want to add a pop of color or nail the smokey eye look.

  •     Top Row (L to R): subtle mauve, medium brown, bright blue, taupe grey and blackened purple
  •     Bottom Row (L to R): bronze gold, bright gold, metallic purple, metallic rose gold and metallic smokey teal

I love both the eyeshadow palette and I created two different looks using this two palette. I prefer to use 01 for mostly day out while 02 for night out. 






01 VOGUE and 02 FIREWORK

01 VOGUE

02 FIREWORK

01 VOGUE and 02 FIREWORK




So, that's all for today...Until next time...see ya!

Your friendly blogger
Sammy :*

REVIEW OF THE SUGAR COSMETICS GODDESS OF FLAWLESS SPF30+ BB CREAM




As Sugar cosmetics is coming up with one after another new product it is really hard for me to keep a track with it and keep posting about it back to back. Probably that is the reason that I am little late in reviewing their newly launched BB CREAM.
So today I am going to talk about(read 'review') THE SUGAR COSMETICS GODDESS OF FLAWLESS SPF30+ BB CREAM.

Price:- Rs.799/- each for 25ml of product.
Availability:- The SUGAR Goddess Of Flawless SPF30+ BB Cream comes in a curated range of four skin-perfect tints viz. Latte (light), Macchiato (medium), Chococcino (medium-tan) and Americano (tan).

More information about The SUGAR Goddess Of Flawless SPF30+ BB Cream:-

For all the times you’ve struggled to perfect the “no-makeup” makeup look, there is now an answer! Introducing the SUGAR Goddess Of Flawless SPF30+ BB Cream whose ultra-lightweight formula sinks into the skin with the ease of a moisturizer while shielding it against the sun with its in-built SPF30+ protection. With a luxurious matte finish that guarantees an entire day with a sweat-free face, you now have front-row access to beautiful glowing skin! So go ahead - bin your primer, foundation, moisturizer, and sunscreen – because this little beauty does it all and delivers a flawless finish in one simple step.

How to Apply: Start with a pea-sized amount. Using your fingertips, dab it onto any problem areas, particularly underneath your eyes. Then slowly begin blending in a circular motion. Once you’ve finished covering up your trouble spots, grab a foundation brush to apply the rest of your product. Evenly distribute the BB cream across your face, making sure to blend well.

Benefits: Blendable, lightweight and mattifying, the SUGAR Goddess Of Flawless SPF30+ BB Cream provides sheer, long-lasting coverage. This product is dermatologically tested & approved and 100% safe for your skin.
This product is free of parabens, oil and mineral oil.
Made in the USA.


List of Ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone 11, Mica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Hexyl Laurate, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, May Contain: CI 77891, CI 77947, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499.

Packaging:-

 
The SUGAR Goddess Of Flawless SPF30+ BB Cream comes in a black tube like the packaging. One had to squeeze to take out the product.

My Experience:-

I am a not big fan of BB cream and so I hardly grabbed any BB cream, but when Sugar Cosmetics launched their own range of BB cream I couldn't resist myself and bought shade 01 for myself.
The SUGAR Goddess Of Flawless SPF30+ BB Cream probably is the only BB cream which I just love it. The cream is light in texture. It absorbs into skin fast giving a mattifying look. The cream gives a very sheer coverage which is just perfect for daily wear or for office. The cream stays 5/6 hours intact on my skin without having any oiliness during summer while in winters it stays as long as I don't remove it with makeup remover. The BB cream gives a very medium coverage and that's why one might feel the need to apply a concealer in that area which needs some coverage.


I found this BB cream just perfect for my oily skin during summer while in winter it dries out my skin a bit (well, that is totally based on my skin)for which I avoid applying it during winter but love it in summer. And people who have extremely oily skin might need a powder on top of this BB cream to set it for throughout the day.

Overall I am loving this BB cream a lot and definitely, I am going to re-buy it once I end up my first one. Although I think the price is little too much comparing to the amount we get. But as good things come with a price tag so I don't mind investing that money when the product is so good.

 Did you try out this BB cream yet?







APPLIED BB CREAM ON MY BARE FACE. NO CONCEALER, NO POWDER ON FACE.


So, that's all for today...Until next time...see ya!

Your friendly blogger
Sammy :*

Monday, 15 January 2018

Review and Swatches of theBalm Nude 'tude Eyeshadow Palette




As this winter is getting on my nerves I decided to visit my blog little more than usual giving YouTube a break (although loads of videos are pending).

So, today I am going to review one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes from my stash and it is  theBalm Nude 'tude Eyeshadow Palette

Price:- Rs.2599/-
Availability:- Nykaa here

A little more info on theBalm Nude 'tude Eyeshadow Palette:-

The Balm is one brand which has some super pigmented powder products. I already reviewed and swatched the Balm Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette here and today I am going to share my experience with theBalm Nude 'tude Eyeshadow Palette

A gorgeous eyeshadow palette that makes wearing nude eye shadows fun! theBalm brings to you an amazing palette that consists of 12 beautiful shadows that make wearing nudes sexy! These satiny smooth colors can be applied naturally, i.e. let me slip into something more comfortable or beautifully layered. The wide range gives you light highlighters as well as brazen bold shades that work to add definition and emphasis to your lids. Nude`tude allows you to dramatically dress up your eyes if nothing else! The lovely eyeshadow palette comes along with a double shadow/liner brush.
- Satiny texture with subtle shimmer, little fall-out, and high payoff.
- A wide range of highlighters and bold shades.
- Twelve versatile nude colors that help define your eyes.
- Illustrated, mirrored compact.
- Can be applied wet or dry.

Ingredients

Mica, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Isoeicosane, Silica, Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, PTFE, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Kaolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163)]

Apply these shadows wet or dry to create Naughty and Nice looks.

Packaging:-



theBalm Nude 'tude Eyeshadow Palette comes in a sturdy cardboard packaging. The lid of the palette has a magnetic closure which secures the palette pretty well. The palette has a small mirror and a dual-ended brush in it for which it makes the palette travel-friendly.

My Experience:-



theBalm Nude 'tude Eyeshadow Palette has a mixture of 12 matte and shimmery neutral shades. The palette is perfect for neutral lovers. All shades are super pigmented and they have a buttery texture. The shades are easy to work with as they blend easily. There are slight fallouts in the black matte shade while other shades have almost no fall out at all.The shimmery eyeshadows work good with dry brushes but best with wet brushes.

Previously it was really difficult to get this palette from abroad as Instagram stores charge a hefty amount for this palette. But Nykaa made this easy for us. Now, this palette is available in India. And if you are a die heart neutral eyeshadow lover and looking for a good one then definitely I would suggest you invest your money in this palette (if money is not the concern).








ALL SWATCHES ARE JUST ONE SWIPES

ALL SWATCHES ARE JUST ONE SWIPES


So, that's all for today...Until next time...see ya!

Your friendly blogger
Sammy :*

Saturday, 13 January 2018

REVIEW OF ASTHAPATHY HAIR CARE AND SKIN CARE PRODUCTS FROM SHESHA BEAUTY



After a pretty long time today I am here to review some hair and skin care products. Yes, today I am going to talk about one such brand who is coming up slowly with some awesome products from the heart of KERALA named as Shesha Beauty.

Shesha Beauty is the brand that made skincare and hair care products which are completely (strictly) natural. The goodness of natural products based on Ayurveda  proudly #MadeInKerala

About Shesha Beauty:-

Shesha Beauty is the brainchild of an ex-Amazon India Software Engineer turned women Entrepreneur, Renji who dearly missed authentic natural & Ayurveda products from her state - the God’s own country, Kerala.

Hailing from a family of naturopaths to doctors and having used effective, ayurvedic, herbal and natural products all through her life, Renji can easily call out the original and the fake. Her vision to bring such natural abundance from Kerala within the reach of the urban world resulted in her brand - Shesha Beauty and subsequently Shesha Naturals.

All products listed in Shesha Beauty and under the brand 'Shesha Naturals’  go through rigorous testing not only in the labs but personally by the founder herself on her and her family - to ensure only the best and safest products reach the consumers. All of the beauty products that you find on Shesha Beauty is 100% natural, 100% cruelty-free and free from parabens, silicones,  petroleum, derivatives, artificial color and artificial fragrances. ‘Strictly Natural’ - is a promise of purity and elegance that our brand carries high on its shoulder and prides itself on being an ethical and responsible beauty company.

So here are the few products that I picked up from this brand.


They are:-

Ashtapathy Deva Thali Soap (Price:- Rs.70/- for 100gm): “Leaf Soap that can be used on hair and skin”. This is a refreshing herbal soap with the nourishing goodness of betel leaves.Other than effectively removing impurities from hair, it maintains and balances hair moisture.Also, a natural cleanser that removes dandruff and treats split ends and makes hair shiny and healthy.The Leaf soap looks after skin too. Moisturizing, whilst keeping skin smooth and clear.

Ashtapathy Olive Soap (Price:- Rs.70/- for 100gm): “For glowing skin and improved skin texture”. Olive Oil, the beauty secret of beautiful women across the globe.It is one of the most natural ways to rejuvenate skin health.The soap is enriched with Olive and Coconut milk for smooth skin.Removing dryness, it keeps the skin radiant throughout the day.

Ashtapathy Mud Soap (Price:- Rs.70/- for 100gm): For centuries, ‘Multani Mitti’ or ‘Fullers Earth’, has been trusted for skin care.’Multani Mitti’ is a natural cleansing agent absorbs and removes toxins from the body.This Mud Soap tackles excess oil, acne, blocked pores, and hyperpigmentation.Resulting in brighter and more glowing skin.

Ashtapathy Deva Thali Shampoo (Price:- Rs.125/- for 100gm).
Ashtapathy Mud Shampoo (Price:- Rs.125/- for 100gm).

 

SHESHA NATURALS COLD PROCESSED EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL(reviewed here).

 To know more about this product or to shop these product head over to Shesha beauty:- https://www.sheshabeauty.com/
or you can find these products on Nykaa, Amazon and First Cry.

My experience:-

Soaps:-

All the soaps have very mild fragrance in it which lasts only a few minutes after a bath. Now, don't get me wrong or think that it is a down point of these soaps because as these are chemical free soaps so they don't have a strong fragrance. The soaps lathers really well. They don't make my skin dry. Even in this freezing winter, these soaps works wonder on my skin. It doesn't dry up my skin.

Shampoo:-

 
I bought both Ashtapathy Deva Thali Shampoo and Ashtapathy Mud Shampoo for testing purpose. Mud shampoo is just perfect for oily hair beauties. The shampoo cleans all excess oil and dirt making hair great free. As I have dry scalp and dry hair during winter so this shampoo doesn't suit me now. But during summer when I mostly have oily scalp I think this will work well on my hair without making my hair dry on ends.So this one is not for me for now but people having oily hair throughout the year they can try out this shampoo.

The Deva Thali shampoo is one of the best shampoo that I came across. A perfect shampoo for dry and dull hair. This shampoo makes my hair super soft and shiny and manageable.

Both the shampoo don't lather up much so one might end up squeezing a lot. But you don't need to do that as these are sulfates and paraben free shampoos so they don't lather up much but they do the job of cleaning pretty well.Both the shampoo have a mild scent which doesn't bother with a sensitive nose.

Overall I am just loving each and every product of Asthapathy because the shampoos are sulfates and paraben free, while soaps are strictly naturals. Moreover, all the products are undoubtedly very affordable one. So, if you are looking something naturals for your hair and skin then definitely check out these products from ASTHAPATHY.



P.S. As the shampoos are natural products so it might take time to show it's effect on chemically treated hair. I was using this shampoo from past two months after which it started to show its results on my hair. But again as these are hair care products so it might show different results on different people. I shared my personal experience with these products.




Here is my hair after doing hot oil treatment followed by washing my hair with DEVA THALI SHAMPOO.

So, that's all for today...Until next time.
Your friendly Blogger
Sammy :)

Friday, 12 January 2018

REVIEW OF SHESHA NATURALS COLD PROCESSED EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL:-



Hey Everyone,

From ancient time till now oiling is considered as one of the best methods to moisturized hair and skin. So, today I am going to talk and share my experience using one oil all from the brand SHESHA BEAUTY.

Most people believe that Cold Pressed coconut oil is the best because it is the most readily and commercially available VCO. Shesha Naturals now makes available, a grade of VCO so high that you can experience the full efficacy of its healing properties without worrying about quality and also in a shorter period of time.

SHESHA NATURALS COLD PROCESSED EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL:-
Shesha Naturals brings to you Cold Processed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) that is extracted from fresh coconut milk without any chemical processes. It is the purest form of coconut oil, water white in color. Made using Centrifuge technology ‘Absolutely No Heat’ involved in the process makes it India’s best VCO.VCO is free from trans fatty acid, high in medium chain fats (MCFA) or medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), known as lauric acid which is identical to the special group of fats found in human breast milk. Virgin coconut oil is a major source of Lauric Acid and Vitamin E. Most people believe that Cold Pressed coconut oil is the best because it is the most readily and commercially available VCO. Shesha Naturals now makes available, a grade of VCO so high that you can experience the full efficacy of its healing properties without worrying about quality and also in a shorter period of time.

Key Benefits:

  •     Abundant in vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, thus making it the’mother of all oils’.
  •     Extracted from fresh coconut milk without any chemical processes, it is the purest form of coconut oil, water white in color.
  •     An ideal moisturizer for the body, it leaves your skin smooth and polished. Regular use prevents rashes and scaling of the skin. make the body area more even toned.
  •     Excellent for haircare, this coconut oil is an effective conditioning treatment for rough and dull looking hair.
  •     Excellent for baby massages
  •     Shesha Naturals Cold Processed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is 100%, pure and Cold Processed (Absolutely NO heat) to retain its unique balance of nutrients.
  •     Excellent natural makeup remover.
  •     VCO is widely consumed as MCT oil for weight loss treatment, etc.

Ingredients
100% Centrifuged Cold Processed.

Additional Information: 


 Discover pure, natural range of face, bath and body products that are safe and sensuously luxurious made in Kerala with Shesha Beauty.All of the beauty products that you find under the brand name 'Shesha Naturals' are 100% natural, 100% cruelty-free and free from parabens, silicones, petroleum, derivatives, artificial color and artificial fragrances. ‘Strictly Natural’ - is a promise of purity and elegance that the brand carries high on its shoulder and prides itself on being an ethical and responsible beauty company.

What the oil claim:-

✔️Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) is abundant in vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, thus making it the’mother of all oils’.
✔️ Shesha Naturals Cold Processed Extra VCO is extracted from fresh coconut milk without any chemical processes, it is the purest form of coconut oil, water white in color.

✔️‘Absolutely No Heat’ involved in the process making it India’s best VCO.

✔️VCO is free from trans fatty acid, high in medium chain fats(MCFA) or medium chain triglycerides(MCTs), known as lauric acid which is identical to the special group of fats found in human breast milk.

✔️Virgin coconut oil is a major source of Lauric Acid and Vitamin E.

✔️Shesha Naturals Cold Processed Extra VCO is an ideal moisturizer for the body, it leaves your skin smooth and polished. Regular use prevents rashes and scaling of the skin. make the body area more even toned.

✔️Excellent for haircare, Our VCO is an effective conditioning treatment for rough and dull looking hair. It soothes the dry sensitive skin or scalp and adds luster to damaged hair. Take required quantity and apply to scalp and gently massage hair from root to tip. Leave for about 20 minutes, Wash your hair using a mild hair cleanser and luke warm water.

✔️It protects the skin from infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi prevents dandruff and promotes hair growth if used regularly.

✔️Excellent for baby massages. Shesha Naturals Cold Processed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is 100%, pure and Cold Processed (Absolutely NO heat) to retain its unique balance of nutrients.

✔️Excellent natural makeup remover. Take required quantity of your palms and warm it by rubbing both hands together. Massage it gently all over the face. Take a Wash Cloth and wipe off the oil off your face and wash off with a mild cleanser and pat dry. It takes off all makeup.

✔️VCO is widely consumed as MCT oil for weight loss treatment, etc.

✔️MCT’s are more easily and rapidly digested than other types of fats, as they require lower amounts of enzymes and bile acids for intestinal absorption.

✔️MCT’s are metabolized very quickly in the liver and are reported to encourage an increase in energy expenditure while decreasing fat storage.

✔️Numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT Oil for other fats in a healthy diet may, therefore, help to support healthy weight and body composition.

✔️It even eases muscular pain.

✔️Supplement your body with antioxidants. An antioxidant is your body’s natural defense against free radicals.

✔️It prevents the chain reaction of free radicals and mars sagging and unsightly wrinkles.

✔️Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E, virgin coconut oil slows down the aging process and assures the best of life and beauty to your skin.

✔️It also helps in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Price:- Rs.299/- for 200gm.
Availability:- Shesha beauty website here , Nykaa, Amazon, First cry.


My experience:-

The oil comes in a transparent packaging and one can see how clear the oil is. The oil comes in a plastic bottle with a pressed plastic lid on the mouth which prevents spillage of any oil.

This coconut oil simply reminds me of my childhood days, when oiling my hair was so much fun and was a daily routine for me. Slowly with a busy schedule and changed lifestyle oiling of hair gone missing in my lifestyle. But with Shesha Naturals Extra Virgin Coconut Oil I am going back to my old days of oiling my hair. The oil is light in texture. And it is very clear one. The oil moisturized my hair pretty well. I use it as an overnight oil treatment twice a week and for hot treatment once in a week. On another day I use few drops of this oil as a serum on my hair ends whenever I wash my hair.

Overall finally I found my hg coconut oil and I am going to stick to this oil definitely. So, if you are looking for coconut oil then I would love to suggest you this oil to try out.

The oil is edible one and can be used for skin or on babies for massaging purpose. I myself use it only for my hair so I can't say anything related to another claim of this oil. But as this one is a natural product so definitely you can try out this oil in a different way as it is suggested.




P.S. As the oil is a natural product so it might take time to show it's effect on chemically treated hair. I was using this oil from past one months after which it started to show its results on my hair. But again as this is a hair care product so it might show different results on different people. I shared my personal experience with these products.







And finally here is my hair just dried normally after a hot oil treatment with this oil.

 
So, that's all for today, I will catch you in my next post pretty soon.

Your friendly Blogger
Sammy :)

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Review and swatches of theBALM Highlite 'N Con Tour Palette




Hi Everyone,

We all agree that in this makeup world there are many brands who still lack the limelight of good product/worth buying product title. So today I am going to share my experience with one product of a particular brand which needs this limelight.

I am talking about theBALM Highlite 'N Con Tour  Palette mean Highlight & Contour Palette.

Price:- $36. In India, it is Rs.2599/-.
Net Weight:- 21.6g/0.756 oz
Availability:- Nykaa (now oos), and on the theBALM website.

DESCRIPTION:-

 
 Introducing the Highlite 'N Con Tour, a palette sensation coming to a city near you! With these 8 chart-topping contours and highlighters, you are sure to steal the spotlight. We've made a 'concert'ed effort to ensure this palette contains everything you need to emphasize and define your finest features... so pick up this rockin' headliner and watch your complexion go platinum!

Ingredients:-

 
Shade: 0dB
MICA, BORON NITRIDE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, ISOEICOSANE, PTFE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499).
Shades: 10dB, 20dB, 250Hz, 500Hz
MICA, POLYETHYLENE, ISOEICOSANE, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR [(+/-) BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891]]
Shades: 125Hz, 64Hz
MICA, POLYETHYLENE, ISOEICOSANE, BORON NITRIDE, POLYISOBUTENE, PTFE, SYNTHETIC WAX, SILICA, DIMETHICONE. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR [(+/-) IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)]
Shade: 3dB
MICA, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, SILICA, LAUROYL LYSINE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 27 (CI 45410).



My experience:-
The palette comes in a cardboard packaging with magnetic closure. It consists of 4 highlighting powders( 2 shimmery, 2 mattes), 2 contour powders, 1 bronzer, and 1 blush. The palette has a mirror but it has no brush.

All the highlighting, contour, bronzer and blush powder are super pigmented. The texture of each powder is soft and they are very easy to blend. There is hardly any fallout I noticed.

There are two shimmery highlighters and two matte one. The shimmer one perfect for highlighting cheekbone while the matte one can be used under eye area to set concealer or to brighten up under eye area.The shimmery highlighters have subtle shimmers in it which can be buildable. But no matter how heavy handed you apply those highlighters you will never go overboard (they don't create the blinding highlighting effect on skin). They don't enhance the pores of the skin and gives a very sheen glow on highlighting part of the face. So definitely the highlighters are worth trying.

Coming to the contour powder, the palette has one warm tone and one cool tone contour powder, along with that there is a matte bronzer (yes you can say the third contour powder can be used as a bronzer). All the shades are super pigmented so it is suggested to apply these contour powder light-handed.

Lastly, the blush is a beautiful pink color matte texture blush which will look good on fair to medium skin tone beauties. It might washout on duskier skin tones. The texture of the blush is super soft and again it is also super pigmented.

Overall the palette although named as highlighter and contour palette but it is a complete palette of highlighters, contour powders, bronzer, and blush. If the money is not a concern for you then definitely this palette is worth buying as you don't need to carry any of these separately while traveling. This one palette and you are sorted.













So that's all for today...Until next time stay blessed.

Your friendly blogger
Sammy :*

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

VANITYCASK NEW YEAR EDITION (UNBOXING VIDEO)

Welcome in 2018!
As we just step into the new year 2018, I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR ahead. May this year bring all joy that you deserve. I wish you all good health, awesome life and big fat salary ;) (which we need most...I guess :P )



So, today post is an unboxing of subscription box of VANITYCASK NEW YEAR EDITION.  


Price:-  
Rs.999/- per month for a single box.
Rs.2399/- for three-month subscription (Rs.800/- per box).
Rs.4199/- for a six-month subscription (Rs.700/- each).
If you subscribe to 3 or 6-month subscription then you will get a THALGO DISCOVERY CRACKER PACK  absolutely free with your subscription box.


Availability:- https://www.vanitycask.com/


Now I have already reviewed the December box here where I totally love each and every product that I got. Now this time I decide to go an unboxing video instead of a blog post and so here is the video.



The products I received are
  1. GULNARE ORGANIC SKINCARE Rosette Clarifying Toner.
  2. HEALTH VIT Bath & Body activated Charcoal.
  3. VOTRE Under Eye cream.
  4. BLISCENT  Hot Chocolate Lip Butter.
  5. THE NATURE'S CO. Fullers Earth Face Pack.

Overall I am really impressed with the VANITYCASK  subscription box and definitely, I would love to say "if you want to get pampered, feel luxe or want to indulge your money in luxury brands then try VANITYCASK subscription box first".

Lastly, I am making it a little more tempting I guess by sharing a unique coupon code for VANITYCASK subscription box "APMABE" from my side to you all which you can enter during ordering your subscription box and you will get a free product along with your subscription box.










So, that's all for today.
Love Sammy :*






(pr package but personal view)