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Monday, 5 December 2016

7 BEST /WORST HAIR CARE PRODUCT LIST




When you are a blogger , you always come up with products that you love mostly. It’s all about sharing a good experience with best products only. Being in blogging world from past few years I do shop a lot of skin care product, hair care product or makeup. Sometimes it became really hard to post about every single product that you buy. So I mostly end up doing a blog post over best products only while leaving many products that are either or neither worth mentioning. So, today’s post is going to be a little longer one than usual. As today I am going to summarize few hair care products which either I love to use them or they totally disappoint me and I never care to share about it…

So, starting with the PRODUCTS THAT I LOVED:-


1. PATANJALI ALOEVERA SHAMPOO:-

A perfect shampoo for oily hair beauties. This shampoo just washes the scalp super clean. It helps to balance the oil of oily hair but for dry hair beauties, this shampoo might dry your hair texture a bit. The shampoo is perfect for everyone in those sweaty summers but during winters I doubt it going to work for everyone or not.
Price: - Rs.75/- for 200ml.
My rating;- 4/5.


2.PATANJALI KESH KANTI OIL:-

When it comes about hair oiling I mostly prefer pure oils and mixed it a certain ratio and then apply it to my scalp. But it is time-consuming to do the entire process for a lazy person like me. So I bought PATANJALI KESH KANTI OIL a few months back. If you want me to sum up the review about the product then it is a good hair oil, that is lightweight in texture. So it can easily wash out in a single wash. It prevents dry scalp during winter, nourish my dry hair a bit and prevents hair fall. It helps to keep my hair texture soft. So, in short, it is not an over-hyped product but a very decent oil that true to the process of “oiling your hair once a week” to maintain your hair quality.

3. PATANJALI COCONUT HAIR WASH:-

A decent hair shampoo, perfect for those dry scalp and dry hair. With regular use, it does tend to dry out your hair little more. So it is suggested to use this shampoo every alternate day only. The shampoo comes in a tube packaging, which is easy to squeeze out the product. The shampoo doesn't control dandruff but yes, it works great on smoothening your dry hair after every wash. So, one can avoid using conditioner after washing hair with this shampoo if you are in hurry.
Price:- Rs.95/- for 150ml.
My rating :- 4/5.

4.PATANJALI MILK PROTEIN SHAMPOO:-

Another perfect shampoo for dry and damaged hair. The shampoo works well on the dry scalp in summers and winters. Moreover, if your hair gets more oily and dirty than usual then this shampoo is not enough to clean your scalp at one go. One need to wash 2-3 time to get rid of that excess oil and dirt. The shampoo is just perfect to clean the dry scalp without making it drier like other shampoos usually do.
Price:- 95/- for 200ml.
My rating :- 4/5

PRODUCTS THAT DISAPPOINT ME:-

 

1. BIOTIQUE BIO MOUTAIN EBONY:



 I already reviewed BIOTIQUE BIO MOUTAIN EBONY,  hair vitalizer here .
It doesn't impress me much.
Price:- Rs.185/- for 120ml.
My rating:- 3/5



2.SHAHNAZ HUSSAIN SHATONE:-


Another hair tonic which was ok for my hair. I was neither too happy nor too much disappointed about this product. But still, I never look for the second bottle after I finish my first one. The hair tonic although helps me to reduce my hair fall a bit but if I use to forget to apply for a week or two , I go back to my normal hair fall problem. Next, there is no new hair growth even after using it for one and half month. So a disappointed product according to my opinion.
Price:- Rs.710/- for 200ml.
My rating:- 3/5
Price: - Rs.130/- for 120ml.
My rating: 4/5.



3.PATANJALI DAMAGE CONTROL CONDITIONER:-

 

A conditioner is always used after every wash to maintain the oil balance of hair. But what if your conditioner itself ruin the oil balance of your hair in the name of damage control? PATANJALI DAMAGE CONTROL CONDITIONER belong to that category that itself might make your hair little bit of more dry. The conditioner although a cream texture looks smooth on hair but after washing it I never get that desired smoothness that I was looking for. It turns my hair into dull and frizzy. So definitely a thumbs down product for me.
Price:- Rs.60/- for 100ml.
My rating:- 2/5.

So, that concludes my entire list of BEST/WORST hair care product according to my experience.
Will be doing a skincare product list and makeup list too in a while. Till then CIAO !

LOVE SAMMY :*

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

REVIEW AND SWATCHES OF LAKME 9 TO 5 WEIGHTLESS MATTE MOUSSE LIP AND CHEEK COLORS




Hey beautiful,

Once again I am back with my "SWATCH GALLERY", and this time I am up with a mini review and swatch video of 5 beautiful shades from LAKME 9 TO 5 WEIGHTLESS MATTE MOUSSE LIP AND CHEEK COLORS.

Recently LAKME has launched some amazing products and I bought almost everything from this brand, but for today let's concentrate on their newly launch LAKME 9 TO 5 WEIGHTLESS MATTE MOUSSE LIP AND CHEEK COLORS

Price:- Rs.575/- for 9 gm of product.
Availability:- Amazon.in, Nykaa.com, Snapdeal.in

I bought the shades ROSE TOUCH, CRIMSON SILK, FUCHSIA SUEDE, PLUM FEATHER and PINK PLUSH.

And oh yes ! did I tell you that these lip colors smells like candy?

Here is the mini review and swatches of all LAKME 9 TO 5 LIP AND CHEEK COLOR that I bought.



Here are the pictures and few swatch pictures below, as I clicked a lot so how can I let it waste so I put everything here ...LOL.














CRIMSON SILK ON MY LIPS

That's all for today. Please pour your thoughts regarding my first review video on my channel.
Will be up soon with another post.

Ciao
Sammy :*

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Swatch Gallery:- REVIEW & SWATCHES OF COLORBAR LIP LINERS


"To create a perfect pout two things are necessary, one is lip liners and another are lipsticks."

Being a lipstick holder, I never have a shortage of color in my stash but yes when it comes to creating perfect pout I always felt I need some good lip liners too for my lipsticks.
And so, when Nykaa.com was having a sale on COLORBAR, I grab few lip liners.



Availability:- COLORBAR STORE OR ONLINE / NYKAA.COM.


Price:- Rs. 599/- for 1.45gm (I bought in discount Rs.479/-, few and rest from my nearby COLORBAR  store.).

A little information about Colorbar Lip liners:-

 
"Say no to unruly and undefined lip shades with COLORBAR lip liner. It is a sleek lip pencil which provides maximum color to your lips. It's a superstar lip liner which gives long lasting coverage and radiant color to your lips. Give definition to your lips while nourishing your lips. The lip liners don't fade out and stay on for long.

  • Available in 12 universally flattering shades.
  • Can be used as a lipstick for the complete matte look.

Packaging:-

Colorbar lip liners are available in 12 beautiful shades. Among which I pick seven best-selling lipliners. The lip liners come in a black wooden pencil which needs to sharpening from time to time to get a sharp define lip liner. The name of the lip liners is embossed in silver over the black wooden pencil. At the bottom of the pencil, there are the colors matching to the color of lip liners for which it is easy to pick the shade seeing the bottom color when kept inverted in the stash.Each lip liners comes with a sharpener along with the cap of the pencil, for which these lip liners are easy to carry and sharpen  during traveling.



My experience:-
 
I pick the shades CREAMY N*DE, SUMMER PINK, BERRY ROSE, CHOCOLATE BROWN, MY MAGENTA, JUST CORAL, ROSY RED. All the shades are hottest selling lip liners from this range. As the lip liners come in wooden pencil so you need to sharpen it which mean there is certain wastage of product. Moreover, the brand along with MUA of the store claim to apply these lip liners as lipsticks for a matte look which is definitely not recommended. As these are lip liners, not lipsticks so these will always tend to dry out your lips after few minutes, so if you are planning to try it as a lipstick then trust me you are going to have a tough time with dry lips.

These lip liners are only good to line up your lips or to fill up your lips before you apply any lipsticks. The lip liners stay pretty 6-7 hours on my lips giving a little longevity to my lipstick too. They are pretty smooth on application, no tugging or pulling of lips. Neither it's smudge or feather after hours. So, in short, these are the perfect travel-friendly lip liners to create your perfect pout along with your lipsticks anywhere anytime. 

 
The only drawback I found in these lip liners that it is little pricey compared to other drugstore brands (if not in discount). Secondly, sharpening of lip liners causes wastage of product. But still, I will give these lip liners a pass as they are really good in quality and had variety in shades.

So, if you are planning to buy lip liners, then I will definitely going to recommend you to try at least one of these lip liners before you conclude anything.

Here are the few pictures of the lip liners along with the swatches :)











Hope you found this post helpful.
I will see you soon with another post. Till then have fun!

Love Sammy :*



Wednesday, 23 November 2016

REVIEW OF SATTHWA PREMIUM HAIR OIL :-




As winter is here, so it’s time when our hair started behaving like deserts who look dry, and thirsty for water. No matter how hard you try to protect your hair from dryness, but it ends up drying if you don’t nourish it from inside.

A month ago, when the brand SATTHWA approach me to review their premium hair oil, I said yes to them as I knew it that sooner or later my hair going to behave dry. So it is  the perfect time to go for a hair oil testing. And so after one month of using it continuously (read every 2-3 days in a week), I am here to put up my experience with the oil.


Price:- Rs.599/- for 100ml.
Availability:- Flipkart.com 

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For more details contact:-

Prashant Parikh (Founder)
WhatsApp Support: 09717470361



The oil comes in a plastic transparent bottle with a flip cap opening. The color of the oil from outside the bottle look light yellow. The texture of the oil is little runny and light too. The oil has no smell.


Brand claim:-

 
PREMIUM HAIR OIL HELPS TO …
SLOWS PREMATURE OF GREYING.
PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH.
PREVENTS DANDRUFF.
STOPS HAIR FALL.
IT IS A PARABEN FREE OIL.


My experience:-


The oil is light yellow in color as I told you earlier. The texture of the oil is light and so it doesn't stick to my hair badly. As most oils due to thick in texture are sticky and it took an hour to wash it out properly with shampoo. But this oil is being light in texture, easy to wash out with shampoo. The oil has no smell for which a big thumbs up as I have a sensitive nose that gets irritated easily with a strong smell of any products.


The oil claims to stop hair fall which is truth to some extent but promotes hair growth, not sure as I haven’t seen any newly growth hair on my scalp till now. Maybe I need to use it few more days to conclude about that point. As I don’t have premature greying of hair neither I have dandruff so I can’t claim or say anything about it. But yes after using this oil for one month continuously definitely my hair feel more soft and smooth. I can feel a change in hair fall percentage too. It stops my hair fall to some extent. It is suggested to use the oil for 3-4 months to get the best result, so I will definitely going to use it for a couple of months to see the result.


The only drawback of this oil that I feel is I wish it comes in a water-based serum not in oil, as applying oil at night and shampooing it on very next day always is a time consuming and tiring one for me (I am a lazy bum), moreover if you are in hurry you can’t go out with oily head…lol. 


But anyway, oiling is the must have step for your hair to keep it shiny and healthy so I give a pass to this oil :)

Over in all, when the entire market fills up with loads of oils which are pricey and full of chemical ingredients, this oil is a decently priced hair oil with no parabens and no smell. So I give a thumbs up to this oil. And yeah I might buy another bottle to see the end result of regrowth one as I am quite impressed with one month result.















That's all for today. See you in my next post soon :)

Love Sammy :) 


  (PR sample).

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

MY HAUL ft. LAKME, MAC, LOREA'L, COLOURPOP, CHARLOTTE TILBURY.




Hey gorgeous,

After a long break of two weeks, here I am back with a small haul video. So here you go...




The list of entire haul is given below so that you can check the list :) 

HAUL LIST:-

  1. REAL TECHNIQUE SPONGE.I BUY IT FROM AMAZON.IN . PRICE:- Rs.600/- (now in discount Rs.450/-). I bought it from here: - http://www.amazon.in/Real-Techniques-MIRACLE-COMPLEXION-SPONGE/dp/B01HDKJDMU?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00
  2. MAKEUP GEEK FOILED EYESHADOWS. All from BEAUTYBAY.COM. Each price:- 650/- approx.
  3. COLORBAR LIP LINERS FROM NYKAA.COM. These are priced as 599/-, I bought few at 20% discount while rest are from color bar store.
  4. COLOURPOP HAUL:- TERRACOTTA KIT (MAMA, CALYPSO, LOVE BUG), VIPER, MARS, NOVEMBER, POPPIN (LIPPIE STIX.). I BOUGHT MOSTLY FROM BEAUTYTALES.IN. I bought the kit in Rs.1699/- approx. along with singles liquid lipstick in Rs.720/- and Rs.680/- approx. and lippie stix in Rs.680/-
  5. LOREAL VOLUME MILLION LASHES MASCARA. I bought it from Nykaa.com in 20% discount.
  6. VICHY NORMADR HYALU SPOT. I bought from Nykaa.com. Priced:- Rs.850/-.
  7. MAC ARIANA GRANDE VIVA GLAM LIPSTICK. Price:- Rs.1450/-  (I bought it from abroad).
  8. MAC NUTCRACKER SWEET HOLIDAY COLLECTION; COPPER FSCE PALETTE, SO GOOD FOR YOU LIPSTICK. Price :- Not yet confirmed by MAC cosmetics store.
  9. MAC STUDIO FIX FLUID IN NC 30. Current Price:- Rs.2450/-.
  10. LAKME SUN KISSED BRONZER. Price:- Rs.725/-.
  11. LAKME MOON-LIT HIGHLIGHTER. Price:- Rs.725/-.
  12. LAKME 9 TO 5 LIP AND CHEEK CONTOUR IN SHADE PLUM FEATHER AND ROSE TOUCH. Price:- Rs. 575/- each.
  13. CHARLOTTE TILBURY HOT LIPS MATTE REVOLUTION LIPSTICK IN SHADE SECRET SALMA. Price:- I bought from Insta seller so changeable prices according to dollar rate.


I hope you like watching the video. I will see you soon with another post soon :)
Love Sammy :)

Friday, 28 October 2016

FALL MAKEUP IN OFFICE PARTY + A GIVEAWAY (BONUS) !


As winter is about to start, so it is time for FALL MAKEUP. And we all know that in this season there are loads of parties and programs where we all had to dress up classy and at the same time beautiful. And when we talk about OFFICE PARTY  during this season, it is all about BEING ELEGANT.  Everything should be on point, nothing should look overboard. So keeping this thing in my mind, I decide to shoot a tutorial over a look that is just perfect during FALL.

There is a GIVEAWAY just at the end of this tutorial, so make sure you check that out too HERE  :) 



Another GIVEAWAY  is just already running on FACEBOOK page, you can it out HERE too ;) 


So here you go...





For the tutorial I use the following product:-


 
FOR FACE:-
VICHY NORMADERM MOISTURISER FOR OILY SKIN.

NIVEA AFTER SHAVE BALM AS PRIMER.
COLORBAR COVER STICK IN SHADE "AU NATURAL".
MAC STUDIOFIX FLUID IN SHADE NC 35.
NYX GOTCHA CONCEALER IN SHADE LIGHT.
MAYBELLINE SUPER FRESH COMPACT IN SHADE "PEARL".
NYX MATT FINISH SETTING SPRAY.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR KIT IN "LIGHT TO MEDIUM".

FOR EYES:-
MORPHE 350 PALETTE.
MAYBELLINE GEL EYELINER.
ORIFLAME THE ONE VOLUME MASCARA.
KONAD EYEBROW PENCIL IN SHADE "DARK BROWN".
LAKME EYECONIC KAJAL IN SHADE BROWN.
KIKO SMART EYE PENCIL IN SHADE 814.

FOR LIPS:-
MAYBELLINE BABY LIPS.
NYX LIP PRIMER.
COLORBAR LIP LINER IN SHADE "N**E PINK".
MAC RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOR "OH LADY".



BRUSHES:-
REAL TECHNIQUE EXPERT FACE BRUSH.
REAL TECHNIQUE STIPPLING BRUSH.
REAL TECHNIQUES BRUSHES FROM BOLD METAL COLLECTION.
COASTAL SCENTS EYE SHADOW BLENDING BRUSH.
COASTAL SCENT BLUSH BRUSH.
VEGA EYELINER BRUSH.

COASTAL SCENT EYEBROW BRUSH.
VEGA LI BRUSH.
SIGMA FLAT EYESHADOW BRUSH.
OVAL MAKEUP BRUSH .

***YOU CAN PAIR UP THIS MAKEUP WITH LONG EARRINGS, A BRACELET AND WATCH ALONG WITH ANY DARK SOLID COLORS LIKE BLACK OR DEEP BLUE DRESS.


I hope you like this makeup tutorial if you like it don't forget to share and subscribe to my Channel. 


I will see you soon with another post.
Love Sammy :*

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

REVIEW & SWATCHES OF ANASTASIA MODERN RENAISSANCE PALETTE :-



As soon as the cold breeze of the early morning started, we all know that the winter is here....and when it's winter it's all about FALL MAKEUP. And when it's about Fall Makeup, we lean towards mostly bold colors.


Although today's review is all about a versatile palette which is created by the brand for every person so that they can create every look in every season. But as it is a time for fall, so I think this palette is the just perfect palette for fall...yes, I am talking about ANASTASIA MODERN RENAISSANCE PALETTE.

PRICE:- $42 + Shipping.

Availability:- Anastasia Beverly hills website here. or you can find them on Beautybay.com, or you can grab them from Instagram sellers .

A little info about the palette (from the website):-

An essential eye shadow collection featuring 14 shades, including neutral and berry tones. Use Anastasia Beverly Hills first permanent palette, Modern Renaissance to create endless looks for daytime and evening.

Highly pigmented, easy-to-blend formula
11 matte shades; 3 metallic
Dual-sided soft bristle brush

Tempera - Velvety beige with an ultra-matte finish
Golden Ochre - Earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish
Vermeer - Iridescent shell with a metallic finish
Buon Fresco - Antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish
Antique Bronze - Metallic sable with a satin finish
Love Letter- Raspberry with an ultra-matte finish
Cyprus Umber- Dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish
Realgar- Brick with an ultra-matte finish
Warm Taupe- Earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish
Venetian Red- Crimson with an ultra-matte finish
Red Ochre- Sienna with an ultra-matte finish
Primavera- shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish
Burnt Orange- deep orange with an ultra-matte finish
Raw Sienna- neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish

Packaging:-

The palette comes in a beautiful lavender color cardboard box. The box and the palette are of same lavender color with the name of the palette emboss on it in white.The outer cover of the palette has a velvety finish.

The palette consists of 14 beautiful shades. The box of the palette is sturdy one and it closes with a magnetic closure. It comes with a mirror and a dual ended brush. The dual ended brush has one side eye shadow brush whereas another side is the blending brush. The bristles of the blending brush are little scratchy and it picks a lot of product whereas the eye shadow brush is less harsh on skin and easy to use. The brush is actually perfect for touch up only.

My experience:- 

I grab the palette from BeautyBay.com long back, when the palette was just launched. As I shopped a lot at that time so I missed out this palette. Recently while cleaning my stash I found out this palette remain untouched from ages. So, I had to take it out for testing ;)

The palette consists of 14 beautiful mixed shades of neutrals and berry shades. The palette is perfect for daytime and evening look. All the shades are super pigmented even the matte shades too.  Even without primer, the eyeshadows are super pigmented one. The texture of the eyeshadows is so soft that they blend easily. But few eyeshadows have minimal fallout which is ok because the shades are super pigmented as I told you earlier. The most amazing part of this palette is that all the neutral shades are equally pigmented like the dark shades.

The staying power of the eyeshadows is worth mentioning. They stay pretty 7 hours plus without any primer on my oily lids. After 7 hours there is slight fading and smudging of shades during summer on my oily lids but that can be fixed with a primer and a setting spray.

Drawback:-

The palette is bit costly when it comes to ordering it from the website as they have shipping plus customs. So in India, grabbing this palette is a bit problem. So, if you want to grab this palette hassle free then Instagram sellers are the good options for you.

Secondly, all the shades are pretty dupeable one in the palette so if you can't grab it you can look for the dupes but I admit that the quality of the palette is something that is worth mentioning.


Overall ANASTASIA MODERN RENAISSANCE PALETTE is one of the best palettes that is created by the brand. And the palette is permanent one so anybody can grab it anytime. The palette is a versatile palette full of neutrals and berry shades for everyone to create every kind of look for every season. I am amazed by the pigmentation of the eyeshadows in the palette and I think this palette is a must-have palette in your stash if you are an eyeshadow lover like me.

That's all for today, I am leaving you here with loads of pictures of the palette followed by an EOTD  created by the palette only. 





















Hope you like today's post and I will see you soon with some other post until next time stay bless :)

Love Sammy :*