Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Maybelline Volum'Express Hyper Curl Mascara: Review

Maybelline Volum'Express Hyper Curl Mascara: Review

After I made up my mind to start wearing eye-makeup on daily basis, I reached out for a Mascara. It had had to be Maybelline, And so I bought newly launched Maybelline Volum’Express Hyper Curl Mascara.
This is my second Mascara, the first was Street Wear Clear Mascara, which was a waste!

Quantity: 9.2 ml

I got this from Maybelline Counter in Thane.

What Maybelline says about Volum’Express Hyper Curl Mascara :

Why You’ll Love It:
  • Volumized + curled lashes for 18 hours!
  • With exclusive curl-lock formula.
  • Available in washable and waterproof variant

How to use:

Move brush upwards from root to tip to plump individual lashes and achieve dramatic volume. Continue applying to lashes until you reach your desired look. Do not let it dry between coats. Repeat for lower lash line

My take on Maybelline Volum’Express Hyper Curl Mascara:

This is one product, I don’t leave home without. This is the Wash proof version of Volum’Express Hyper curl Mascara. Just two coats gives my lashes Volume and Length.

It does not clump, even after 4 coats, I’ve never applied more coats than 4.

A Cute Black and Silver Packaging, and is easy to carry.

I wonder about the 18 hours longetivity, I never kept on for no longer than 8 hours.

I find Wash proof mascaras difficult to remove.
Olive oil did not work for me, but Vaseline Petroleum Jelly removed it completely.

After Monsoon, I will buy the Washable version of this product.

Only Black shade is available

My Experience:

I don't step out, without this product pridely enhanching my lashes.
The third time I wore, I noticed people looking into my eyes and not in a weird manner! ^_^
Overall Verdict:

I love this Mascara, It is perfect for Day Makeup. It really brightens the eyes, by adding Length and Volume and Density to Eyelashes.

But What I love the most is It does not clumps, even if you layer up.

It is definitely affordable.

This product stands up to all the claims that are made by the company. Even Availability is not an issue, is available at Maybelline Counters and Online.

Rating: 4.5/5

Will I repurchase: Yes, Washable version after Monsoon.

The Body Shop Bath Exfoliating Gloves

A day before yesterday, while crossing the The Body Shop counter. I realized with a jolt, I need those Gloves!

 I wanted Coral Pink :-/

I've used them once with Johnson's Baby top to toe wash.

I've used Poofs and Exfoliators made from Natural fibre (Coconut), They kind of scratch my skin. I've had many horrendous experiences with Body Exfoliators.The Vega Bath gloves were made of the material same as the Loofah, let alone exfoliation it did nothing more than tickling.

But Now I have, What I always needed! A Scrubby Gloves.

What I liked about The Body Shop Bath Exfoliating Gloves:

Excellent Exfoliation

Fits the palm perfectly! The Vega gloves did not fit and would move a lot.

Very little amount of Shower gel/Wash is needed.

These should be used twice or thrice a week and not everyday.

What I disliked about The Body Shop Bath Exfoliating Gloves:

Nothing, I want the Coral Pink coloured next!

I have Woollen Gloves exactly like these, People with sensitive skin or who crave smooth/soft skin can use woollen gloves for Daily exfoliation. I'm gonna try with Woolen gloves tomorrow. :D

I'm totally in LOVE with these! These make the bathing experience much more likeable.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Nivea Vitamin Shake Cranberry & Rasberry Lipbalm Review

Cranberry & Raspberry Vitamin Shake is a swirled, subtly tinted balm that leaves lips kissed with a hint of creamy, natural colour and an irresistible satin finish for a healthy glow.

About Nivea Vitamin Shake Cranberry & Rasberry Lipbalm

Do your lips need a healthy blend of nourishing vitamins and endless moisture that naturally enhances your lips' healthy glow? Cranberry and Raspberry Vitamin Shake is a creamy swirl of real cranberry and raspberry extracts, vitamins C & E and Pro-vitamin B5 for soft, kissably smooth lips and a hint of flattering, natural colour. This marbled stick of moisturising lip balm smells as delicious as a fruit smoothie. SPF 10 offers protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays.

Ingredients: Polisobutene, Ricinus Communis Seed oil, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Candelilla Cera, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter,

Cera Microcristallina, Isopropyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,

Polyglycerol-3 Diisostearate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Persea Gratissima Oil, Prunus Amygdalus, Dulcis Oil, Rudus Idaeus Juice, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Juice, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Aqua, Glycerin, Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone, BHT, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Aroma, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 45380.

My view on Nivea Vitamin Shake Cranberry & Rasberry Lipbalm:

    Vitamin Shake is a swirled, subtly tinted balm that leaves lips kissed with a hint of creamy, natural pink and an irresistible satin finish for a healthy glow.
    I liked the concept of Swirl, looks irresistable! but does not smell the same.
    It is mildly scented.
    Natural Pinkish tint, which is very subtle. Pigmented Lipped won't like this.It looks whitish or like nude Lipstick on them.Especially on my upper lip,which is pigmented.I use it when I play with my eyes,for day time.
    SPF 10 with Protection against UVA & UVB rays.
    Contain Vitamin C & E and Pro-vitamin b5.
    Vit C is a lightening agent, and helps in Chapped lips conditions. Vit E is an antioxidant, This vitamin helps keep skin moisturized, a necessity for healthy lips, and it also protects the outer layers of your skin from ultraviolet rays, which can lead to damaged and cracking lips.Pro-Vit b5 is watersoluble vitamin, also known as Panthenol.
    It is very Creamy, and moisturising, stays on for 2-3 hours at stretch.

Though the tint looks coral-ish in the picture, It looks Natural Pink on my Lips. I think this is the only Con, so far.

Shelf Life:
30 Months.

Price: 139 INR ( Discounted 108 INR)

P.S. I ordered this online, I ordered for Nivea Fruity Shine- Cherry but this was what I got.

Or else I would had never bought this, But this Lipbalm fulfills all the claims that are made by the brand.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hair washing musings: Backward washing, No Shampooing and Co-washing.

Hair washing musings: Backward washing, No Shampooing and Co-washing.
Volume One: #Backward Washing
I have Oily Scalp and considerably morbid Dry ends. The search for my holy-grail shampoo or conditioner is never ending. In the course, I have been trying different brands but this time, I tricked my hair into backward washing.
I have tried Soap pod and Soap nut mixture for cleansing which works fine but I am a soft-feeling hair addict.
My trick to bouncy, happy and shiny hair: Backward Washing.
Backward Washing is technique where you condition your Hair first and then Shampoo.
I have very, very Fine hair!
Backward Washing helps my Hair achieve that body.
No matter what Brand you use, try Backward Washing once!

I am currently using Sunsilk Thick & Strong, Shampoo & Conditioner duo.
I like the Shampoo; it actually does make my Hair thick to touch. *.*
Plus the Pink coloured Bottle and Tube looks so chic! 0_*

#Beauty Tip
P.S. Tried Backward Washing today, to kill Monday Morning Blues :D
And Eureka! Made a Blogpost out of it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Shade gone wrong ~ Fixing Wrong Shade Foundation or Tinted Moisturizer

Have you ever bought a Liquid Foundation or a Tinted Moisturizer that mismatches you skin tone even after trying at the counter/store?

I have!
Always a shade or two darker.
I was desperate to try Biotique Tinted Moisturizer.
There were no testers available at Health and Glow store.
So I happily bought the Rose variant, assuming it has to do with the fragrance rather than the tint. It was much of a disappointment not to experiment. It wouldn't suit, even under Sun block or Foundation.

I tried setting it with an Ivory Compact/A shade lighter than your skin tone. It evened out and looked natural. Since the Tinted Moisturizer is a bit heavier on my normal skin, I like mattifying the dewiness with a compact. I do like the dewiness of this Tinted moisturizer though.
I top a layer of the compact dusting with Blusher brush on top of the Tinted moisturized skin. And Voila! It works fine.
How do you fix wrong shade errors?

#Beauty Tip