Maybelline Master Bronze & Highlight Kit

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Maybelline has launched a variety of new products, along with this bronzer-highlighter kit, few months back. I have already reviewed few of those products on the blog. Today I’m sharing my views on this palette, so please stay tuned 🙂

 

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This kit includes:

• One highlighter shade (first from left) which is light champagne in color and has a shimmer finish.
• Two bronzers, out of which the first one (second from the left)  is lighter than other and has a bit of a pinkish tone with a satin finish.
• The other bronzer (3rd from the left) is the warmest of all the other colors and has a matte finish with a slight orange tone. Also it has a little glitter added to it which does not look chunky on the skin at all.
• The last one is more of a cool toned bronzer with a satin finish and its perfect for contouring.

 

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All the shades in palette are lightly pigmented. The good thing is that the formula is very buildable and you can work it up according to your need.

Personally, I like the fact that these aren’t too pigmented because I’m always afraid of overdoing the contour and bronzer. So if you’re someone like me then, this palette would be a great option for you.

This bronzer and highlighter kit is available online and at different stores under different price range. I purchased it from Ulta Beauty for 12.99 USD. The packaging may also vary according to the country you live in.

Have you tried this Bronze kit? If yes, how was it for you?

Have a wonderful day 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

 

 

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Sleek i-Divine Palette: When Sun Goes Down | Review & Swatches

Sleek is a well known makeup brand. Recently, I got a chance to try one of the eyeshadow palettes from their ‘I-Divine’ range. The palette I bought is called “When Sun Goes Down”.

 

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This palette is available online and at ulta. The cost of this palette is $12.99 USD.

Let’s talk about the packaging first. This palette comes in a plastic matte- black case and has a mirror inside. It also contains a two-sided sponge applicator. The size of this palette is about the size of my hand, which makes it perfect for traveling.

It has total 12 eyeshadow colors, 2 of which are matte and rest are either shimmery or metallic. All the colors in this palette are very beautiful. Most of the shades in this palette are incredibly smooth and buttery to swatch, except two (Bellini and Mai Tai). The shimmer shades are more pigmented than the matte ones.

 

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Review:

To begin with, most of the shadows are very easy and buttery to swatch on. However, the colors do not transfer very well onto the dry brushes. And, if you try hard, there will be fallout. I had this experience with almost all the colors, both shimmery and mattes. In fact, its easy to work with the palette using wet brushes. Also, these are little difficult to blend on eyelids.

After using the palette for few times, I figured that using fingers for applying the eyeshadow on lids works better than using brush or sponge applicator. Using a good quality eye primer before applying the eyeshadow definitely increases the wear time, but the colors do not last very long.

As a final verdict; I really wanted this palette to work, as the colors in this palette are so beautiful!! But sadly, I’ll not use this palette on its own because the half of the colors do not show up very well on my skin.

Have you tried this palette yet? If yes, how was your experience with this one? I’d love to know the tips and tricks you’ve tried to make this palette work 🙂

Also, I want to say “Thank you” to all my readers who patiently waited for me to come back, as some of you might noticed me being MIA. Although I was making time to read all the beautiful comments in-between, that you guys left, but I couldn’t get time to respond anyhow! Thank you so much everyone 🙂

Hope you all had a wonderful week.

See you soon in the next post.  Until then…

New Maybelline FIT me Blush: Review

 

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Maybelline has revamped their “FIT me” blush collection recently. All the new shades are available in 10 different colors.

If you have used the old ‘FIT me’ blushes, then you’d know that the old version of these blushes used to come in a rectangular-shaped compact with a brush inside. This time, Maybelline has launched these blushes in a square shaped kit with no brush inside.

 

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I’m using this blush for a week now and I’m all set to share my thoughts on this product with y’all. Please stay tuned 🙂

First thing I loved about this product is the packaging itself, which is very lightweight and smaller in size. You can literally put this blush in your small sized wallet bag and carry with yourself anywhere you want. The retail price for each blush is $5.99 for 0.16oz. I purchased the shade “Peach” from this collection.

The texture of this blush is very silky. Its not powdery at all. It doesn’t feel harsh or dry on the skin. Instead, it feels very light. This blush is not very pigmented which is actually a plus for me because personally, I like to use the blushes that I can build according to my need and the occasion. I have few blushes in my vanity collection that are insanely pigmented and I have to use them very carefully. But this one, is not like that! It is very easy to blend. So, you can start with one swipe and build the color on your cheeks accordingly. Also, there is no scent added in this blush whatsoever. Its totally fragrance free product.

 

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Swatches

 

The staying power of this blush (on my skin) is anywhere around 4 to 5 hours, and after that it starts to fade. This particular shade has a very little shimmer added to which gives that lovely satin finish to your cheeks. The only complain I have from this blush is that it says “Peach”, but it is not peach at all!! It looks more of a rose pink in color, both in compact and on skin. So, if you are thinking of buying any shade from this collection, I’ll suggest to just test on your skin first. And if you like the color, only then go ahead and buy it!

Overall, I’m really glad with this product. The formula is very good and wearable and its in a very good price range! So its a thumbs up from me. How about you? Have you tried this or any other shade from this collection yet? How is it? Don’t forget to share your experience with me 🙂

Have a great week!

See you soon in the next post.  Until then…

 

 

Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter In Molten Gold: Review

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Maybelline has always been one of my favorite drugstore brands. Recently, Maybelline has launched a range of new beauty products. I, too, purchased a few products from their new range. So, in next few posts, I’ll be reviewing all these products one by one and will share my opinion with you all. If you’re looking forward to it, please stay tuned 🙂

In today’s post, I’m sharing my thoughts on the new Highlighter from Maybelline:   “Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter” in shade “Molten Gold”.

Price: $9.99
Quantity: 0.24oz

 

According to Maybelline:

This FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter is infused with metallic pigments that create a reflective finish.

Benefits:
• Heat up your look with a warm metallic sheen
• Infused with reflective pigments that give a bold glow
• Apply lightly for a subtle glow, or build up application for a bold melted metal look
• Soft powder formula allows for seamless application

 

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Review:

Its a champagne gold highlighter with peach undertone. It is intensely pigmented. The formula feels very high-end. It has that golden shimmer in it (not the unflattering chunky glitter). The texture is very soft and buttery and not chalky or flaky at all.

When I first wore this highlighter on my face, first thing, it didn’t go very well with my skin tone (my skin tone is in between fair to very fair). Secondly, even though it has a very smooth texture, and it blended nicely on my arms/hands, it took some time to set on my facial skin. But once it was set, it looked radiant with a slight tone difference!

 

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So finally, in my opinion, according to the drugstore standards, the quality you are getting in this price, you can definitely count this highlighter as one of your top 5 best drugstore highlighters, but sadly, its not for everyone and every skin tone!

Lemme know in the comment section, if you’ve already tried this one. I’d love to hear from you 🙂

 

Have a happy weekend! See you soon in the next post 🙂

Until then…

L’ORÉAL Paris | Colour Riche Matte Lipcolour | Swatches & Review

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L’oreal has come with another collection of new matte lipsticks. You might have already heard about the launch of ‘Color Riche Matte Addiction’ earlier this year. However, this is altogether a new ‘Matte’ lipstick collection by L’oreal. And to my surprise, I saw this collection only at Ulta (wondering)!

There are total 16 shades in this collection, but only 12 shades are available at Ulta.

 

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I purchased 4 lipsticks for the price of $8.99 (USD) each. The quantity in each tube is 0.13 oz. I am trying these lipsticks for a week now and I am all set to share my views on this collection. Please stay tuned to read the review along with swatches!

 

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According To L’oreal:

These are rich creamy matte lipsticks with intense hydration for comfortable wear while keeping the lips hydrated.
No feathering.
No bleeding.
Your lips are kept soft, smooth, and with a creamy feel.

Benefits:
• Intense hydration
• Rich, matte color
• Comfortable wear
• Smooth, creamy feel

 

My Thoughts In A Nutshell:

First of all, as the brand suggests that these are the ‘Creamy Matte’ lipsticks, so these are! The finish is more of creamy than matte. I find these to be more moisturizing than I expected from a matte lipstick.

These lipsticks are very hydrating and while removing the makeup at the end of the day, these come off nicely, leaving a light stain on the lips, but without any trace of dryness. Quality is good. There was no feathering or bleeding during the application. These are enriched with Jojoba oil to make the lipsticks more comfortable to wear.

These lipsticks don’t fully set on the lips meaning these are transferable, NOT kiss proof! Total wearing time is 3-4 hours roughly, with a slight amount of fading that starts after 2 (approximately) hours of wearing the lipstick. The pigmentation level is good.

The one thing that I didn’t quite like about these lipsticks is the scent! It feels like the scent of some low quality lip product, its little too sharp for me, personally! So, If I have to rate these lipsticks, I’d give 7 out of 10.

 

NOTE: If you’re thinking of getting any of these, just be aware that the colour might be different on your lips from what you see in the tube!

 

Swatches:

 

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So this is all for today’s post! Have you tried any of these lipsticks yet? If yes, what are your thoughts on this collection? Would love to hear more about it 🙂

Thank you so much reading. Have a great day 🙂

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

Summer Essentials

Summer is not officially here yet, but I, sure am in summer state of mind. The summer months means lot of skin exposure. And to keep ourselves safe from harmful UV rays, we all need some sort of sun protection in one or the other way.

Hence, in today’s post, I’m listing few items that I absolutely love and use everyday during summer months. I consider these items as “essentials” that help me to survive the hot weather!

 

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Note: All products mentioned in this post are my personal preference. Its NOT sponsored.

SPF For Face

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All sunscreens do NOT work the same.

Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 45 is a revolutionary, dermatologist -tested formula that contains Helioplex technology, the latest breakthrough in UV protection. Helioplex delivers unbeatable UVA protection.

It works better to help prevent damaging UVA rays from penetrating deep under skin’s surface.

SPF For Body

This sunscreen goes on in a soft mist,71TS5gM+xHL._SY450_ ensuring coverage for every inch of skin.

This SPRAY-ON sun protection is the best defense against wrinkles, sun spots and sun damage.

I like to use my in-shower moisturizer first and then I apply it on my skin all over just before leaving the house. Its that easy of a job 🙂

SPF For Lips

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SPF is as important as for lips as it is for our face and body. A moisturising lip balm that contains spf is the best protection that you can provide to your lips.

This one, from maybelline contains spf 20 and I absolutely love using it on my lips wether I am indoor or outdoor during the hot months.

Sunglasses

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Forget bug-eye plastic sunglasses. This summer, make sure, your  sunglasses are polarized, because there’s nothing chic about crow’s-feet.

Look for sunglasses that protect you from 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB light. This includes those labeled as “UV 400,” which blocks all light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Hairspray

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For so many of us, summer hair is nothing to brag about. It’s dry and unmanageable.

Many of us prefer to have an anti-frizz spray handy so we can fix untidy hair no matter where we’re heading.

I normally do not use any spray in my hair but my hair immediately gets frizzy when the humidity level rises.

This hairspray holds the frizz down without making my hair stiff.

 

 

Dove Powder Deodorant

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Dove is my usual deodorant brand because of the effectiveness, and the quality and its not harsh on skin.

The smell is perfect and neutral. It’s fresh, but not floral, or too strong. It moisturizes the pit skin and don’t make it dry at all.

 

 

 

Burt Bees Facial Cleansing Towelletes

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So, whenever I’m out, I like to keep my face clean and fresh. I use this product for cleaning my face really quickly to re-apply the sunscreen on my face and neck and it works nicely! Of course it doesn’t give you the same refreshingly clean feeling as washing your face, since it’s a wipe.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs 

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This transfer-resistant spray provides a perfectly smooth, even tan. It conceals scars, bruises, and freckles and is enriched with Vitamin K to help fade imperfections.

It dries within minutes, goes on evenly and won’t transfer onto your clothes. Unlike a gradual self-tanner, this one washes off in your next shower.

 

 

Germ-x Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer:

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At last but not least, this is one of the most important things that I keep almost in my every handbag: A hand sanitizer!

It smells good and it leaves my hands clean and  soft all year round, hence absolute essential.

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed reading the post. What are your summer essentials? Don’t forget to leave your suggestions 🙂

Happy weekend!

See you soon in the next post. Until then…

Review: Viktor & Rolf BONBON Eau de Parfum

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Ever since I tried this perfume on me in a department store, I fell in love with it. It smells sweet (but not too sweet), warm and a bit like candy. Its an effortlessly enchanting fragrance.

bonbon1The bottle is a very unique glass bottle which is wrapped in a luxurious, raspberry-toned box, imprinted with the scent’s black bow and Viktor&Rolf’s signature seal.

The name of the perfume “Bonbon” means “candy”. This bow shaped deep orchid-colored perfume glass bottle is an eye-catching decoration object. In fact it looks like a wrapped candy. It’s feminine, classy and adorable!

Bonbon is a subtly sweet scent with hints of caramel, mandarin and peach. Caramel, actually, is one of the main themes of this scent.

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Fragrance Family:
Floral
Scent Type:
Fruity Florals
Key Notes:
Caramel, Mandarin, Orange Blossom

The key note caramel, surrounded by aromas of mandarin, orange and peach at the top; flowers of orange blossom and jasmine in the heart; and cedar, guaiac wood, sandalwood and amber in the base. The smells of caramel and juicy pineapple in the first top notes hit your nose and then fades into a very sophisticated raspberry note.

It is a long-lasting fragrance. It stays on all day long. I hardly feels the need to re-apply.

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BonBon would be a fantastic fragrance all year round with the mix of fruit and caramel as the main features but I think if there was a season to stick to using this fragrance – I would say it’s Spring !

What do you think of this fragrance? Have you tried this one yet? Would love to hear more about it 🙂

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! See you soon in the next post. 🙂

Until then…

SPRING’S BIGGEST SHOE TRENDS: CURRENT ‘HOT’ SHOE STYLES

Let’s be realistic, shoes are one of the most important part of an outfit. A pair of shoe can compliment or destroy the whole outfit look. In today’s fashion world an outstanding pair of shoe is crucial to complete any look.

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Talking about shoes; with each coming year, comes a new set of wardrobe must-haves. Same goes for shoes too. New season means new shoe styles!

In today’s post, I am sharing a new batch of It-shoes, that has already been marked as  spring’s biggest shoe trend.

Don’t know what I am talking about? Keep reading to find out all the shoe styles that everyone is wearing right now.

Suede Mules

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Ankle Cuff Blocked-Heel Sandals

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Ballerina Flats

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Frill / Ruffle Sliders

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Pearly Embellishments

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Open Back Loafers

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Patchwork Sliders

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Platform Knotted Sneakers

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Bow Flat Mules

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Embroidered Sneakers

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What shoe styles do you like the most from above list? Don’t forget to share your thoughts 🙂

Hope y’all are having a great time. Happy weekend!

See you soon in the next post.

Until then…

3 Easy Tips To Make Your Legs Summer Ready

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It’s almost bare-leg weather. It’s finally time to ditch those thick tights and show some skin. But are you sure that you’re ready to flaunt your bare legs confidently just yet after so many months of cold harsh winter. It is true that throughout the winter, skin severely dehydrates, but it’s our legs and feet that dry out the most due to the poor circulation. Though there are many skin rejuvenation treatments available in beauty spas these days but not all of us can bear the cost of such beauty treatments, plus those are very time consuming too.

Hence, in today’s post I’m going to share few very easy tips that you can try at home while watching TV (Yes in your comfort zone), that will help you getting your sexiest summer legs ever!

Hair Removal

The first step (that everyone knows) is to remove the unwanted hairs from your legs (on your own preferences). For this you can use any of the following techniques: Shaving, Waxing, Sugaring or Laser hair removal.

 

Skincare

Now, If you’ve used either of the waxing or sugaring techniques (as suggested above) then its advisable not to exfoliate immediately. But if you’re going to use the shaving technique, then you should preferably exfoliate the legs either with a dry body brush or with any good body exfoliating scrub, just before shaving the legs. This will help you deal with ingrown hairs. Using a gentle exfoliating scrub or loofah to remove dead skin buildup can create a smooth base for your bare legs.

 

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Once the dead skin buildup is sloughed off, its time to massage those legs. For this either use a body oil (coconut etc) or some hydrating moisturizer. Start massaging from the ankles, and go upwards in soft, circular motions. After massaging each leg for at least 10-15 minutes, clean them with warm washcloth.

One thing what most women might not know is that there is a DIY mask for dark knee area, that you can try at home. The skin color of knee area is usually a shade or 2 darker than the skin color of the legs which sometimes look very unflattering. This DIY mask can help you deal with this problem.

Process:
1.     Peel garlic and onion and grate both into small chunks and mix them together.
2.    Clean the knee area with luke warm water and rub the mixture on dark knees for 10- 15 minutes.
3.    Wash off with water and mild soap.
4.    Mix 1 teaspoon of glycerin with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of rosewater.
5.    Apply the mixture to dark skin with the help of cotton.
6.    Wait for 15 minutes and rinse with luke warm water.

Repeat this DIY mask’ing 2 to 3 times a week and you’ll notice a significant difference.

Tip: If you want you can add 1 teaspoon of Gram Flour in this mixture. Gram flour is said to be a natural skin lightening product and is frequently used in Indian beauty routine. You can also make separate mask for legs by mixing 2 tablespoons of gram flour with 1 tablespoon of curd and 1 quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply it to the clean legs, wait until it gets dry. Remove the mask by rubbing slowly and you’ll get an instant glow!

After the masking, don’t forget to moisturize the legs. A tinted moisturizer can be a quick fix and a simple way to improve the skin tone and add a bit of color without having to commit to weeks of gradual tan application. If this is not sufficient then you can surely use some leg makeup. There are some very good instant leg tanning products available in market like Sally hansen airbrush leg makeup or Hoola body bronzer by Benefit cosmetics!

 

Exercise

Cardio & Toning: Last but certainly not least, engage yourself in some kind of leg toning exercises. It can be anything from Yoga to high intensity workout. If you’ve a very busy lifestyle, then squats and lunges would do just fine as well. Doing 3 sets of 20 squats and lunges a day can firm up the leg muscles rapidly.

 

Squats:

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Lunges:

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What other tips do you suggest for bare sexy toned legs for the coming season. Don’t forget to share 🙂

See you soon in the next post soon!
Until then…

Current Trend Report: Denim

Denim is one of the most important clothing item in our wardrobe. Specially, if we talk about jeans, we know that it is a category that has evolved so much in the recent years. Also we’ve seen plenty of trendy jeans styles come and go over the time.

If you are someone who like to stay on track with the ongoing trends then you might already know about these jeans styles that I’m mentioning in the blog today which are very popular right now.

And if you missed, fear not, just keep scrolling to find out what I’m talking about 🙂

 

High-Low Hem

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Frayed Hem

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Ruffled Hem

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Cropped Flare

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Straight High Waisted

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Ripped With Fishnet Tights Underneath

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Embroidered

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My personal favorites are style #1, 2, 6 and 7. Which one is your favorite?

Hope you all are having a very fun and Happy Easter weekend with your near and dear ones!

See you soon in the next post. 🙂
Until then…

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