Be it for the skin or for the hair, oils are truly liquid gold! What makes these oils even better is when they are cold pressed, because cold pressed oils retain their nutrients way better than oils processed using other techniques. Today I am going to be talking about one such gem, the Soulflower Cold-pressed Castor Oil. Read on to find out how I use this product and how it fared for me.
Handbags are some of the most fruitful fashion investments in my opinion and when I truly want to pamper myself I treat myself to one! However, choosing a handbag can be quite a struggle if you want to keep up with all the latest handbag trends without burning a hole in your pocket. I recently came across Baginning.com, an online store for handbags of all kinds, and this website seems like the perfect solution to the “to buy or not to buy” handbag dilemma because they offer trendy handbag designs at extremely affordable prices! Read on to find out more!
As I mentioned in my previous post, I picked up a bunch of goodies from Colourpop during their holiday sales, so today I will be talking about yet another lip product – the Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Bumble. I picked up the shade Bumble because Mehak from peachesandblush.com mentioned on her Insta stories that this shade was her fave. I am happy to report that I have fallen in love with this shade too. Read on to find out more about this liquid lipstick!
I am a huge Kathleen Lights fan and love all her swatch videos of Colourpop products, which is why I have always wanted to try out a bunch of these products myself. However, I have been lazy about ordering from Colourpop due to the hassles of International shipping but I finally gave in and purchased a few items during their holiday sales. Today I will be talking about the Colourpop Lippie Stix in the shades Lumiere and Heart On. Read on to check out my review and swatches of these shades.
The Colourpop Lippie Stix come in a white twist up packaging and are quite similar to the Revlon Matte Burst Crayons in terms of their formulation. The formula is a super pigmented creamy matte which is quite comfortable to wear unless you have extremely dry lips. It also looks slightly satiny in some lights so it is definitely not a pure matte. These lipsticks do transfer a bit on contact but pretty much stay put throughout the day.
As for the shades I picked, the colour Heart On is a bright fuchsia which is completely blue toned and adds a lovely pop of colour to any makeup look. This one stains the lips a little but I do not mind that considering how pretty the colour is.
I was determined to pick up at least one shade created by my girl Kathleen so I went with Lumiere, which looks more taupey nude in the packaging, but on my lips, it shows up as a mauvish pink with grey undertones. This shade is quite unique for me but I do love it for the days when I am reaching for a cool-toned nude. This shade is suitable for fair to medium Indian skin tones and may wash out deeper skin tones.
Each of these lippie stix is priced at $5.50 but it is best to grab them when they are on a discount for even cheaper or when the website is offering free international shipping. Overall, I feel that these lipsticks provide excellent quality for money and have a great creamy matte formulation. I know that Colourpop offers a ton of different formulas in lipsticks and it can be a little overwhelming to pick one, but if you like any of the creamy matte crayons available in India then you will like the Lippie Stix too. Do check out the huge range of shades that they provide in this formula, I am sure you will find something that you will love!
Plum recently launched two new variants of their body butters and also had a BOGO offer running on these. The new fragrances that they launched are Creme Caramel and Berry Sorbet, and they also repackaged their original fragrances which were Fig & Vanilla and Wild Cherries & Kiwi. I picked up the Creme Caramel and the Wild Cherries & Kiwi variants and have been loving both these body butters to bits. Here is why –Read More »
Happy New Year everybody! 2019 is here, and I am sure many of you have numerous resolutions for the new year. Today, I would like to remind you that we should also make some resolutions to practise sustainable living, to make sure that we do not continue to exploit our planet and its resources as we have for several centuries. Sustainable fashion has been gaining significant momentum over the past few years and it is time that you too should join the movement. Opting for brands that source their raw materials in a sustainable manner and manufacture products in small batches, adopting the principles of sustainability is one way, but you can also make some changes in your day to day life to make your wardrobe more sustainable. Read on to find out how!
If there is one Indian brand that makes excellent lip balms, it has to be Organic Harvest. With winter at its peak across India, lip balms are absolute saviours for me, and I have stocked up on a number of different variants. I have already reviewed the Organic Harvest Happy Lips lip balm in the Pomegranate variant on the blog, but in case you missed that, here is my review of the Happy Lips Green Tea and Lemon Oil variants from Organic Harvest.
Micellar waters have made it big in India and how! While a few months back we all rejoiced the launch of BioDerma in India, we now have a ton of options from drugstore brands readily available online and in stores too. The latest brand to jump on the micellar water bandwagon is Nivea, a brand that is known and trusted by most Indian households for creating gentle and nourishing skincare. Nivea has launched two variants of micellar water in India, a rose water one and an O2 variant. I have tested out the blue O2 variant and here is what I think about this new micellar water on the block.
Be it summer or winter, my skin always needs its drink of vitamin C to emanate that healthy glow. Vitamin C not only adds radiance to the skin but also helps fade pigmentation, which is much needed by someone like me with blemish prone skin. Over the past month, I have been using the Vaunt Vitamin C Water as a part of my PM skincare routine and here is what I think of the product!
Merry Christmas to all of you! My Christmas angel this year is an extremely special one. It is this beautiful chocolate angel soap from Aroma Essentials! Who would want to destroy this stunning soap by using it? Well, I did, just to review it for you guys! Read on to find out if this pretty soap worked as well as it looks.
Tis the season of lip balms and Christmas presents! There is a nip in the air that is cracking my lips and this Aroma Essentials Lip Balm couldn’t have arrived at a better time as my Secret Santa present from the lovely Krupa from ishtyleawhile.com! Aroma Essentials is an Indie brand that has an interesting collection of soaps and lip balms, among other skincare goodies. Here is what I thought about this particular lip balm from the brand.
Face mists seem like a simple skincare product, it’s just water in a bottle right? Actually, no, not only can a good face mist hydrate the face, it can also shrink your pores and improve the overall health of your skin. Vaunt Skincare is a new skincare brand that emphasizes on clean and effective ingredients to restore the natural beauty of the skin. Here is how the Vaunt Watermelon and Seaweed Face Mist fared for me.
The Vaunt Watermelon and Seaweed Face Mist contains the freshness of watermelon, the anti-oxidant properties of seaweed and the healing properties of grape seed and witch hazel. It has a refreshing citrusy scent and provides an instant boost of hydration to the skin and wakes it up in the morning or at the end of a tiring day. It can be used for freshening up the skin as a face mist and can also be used as a toner to shrink the pores or as a makeup setting spray.
This product is extremely nourishing and gentle and will suit even those with sensitive skin. Another great thing about this product is its fantastic spray nozzle which provides a fine and even mist of product to the face. It makes using this face mist an absolute pleasure and my skin loves this as much as I do.
Overall, this product is helping my skin a lot in soldiering through the cold and dry weather by providing some much-needed moisture and glow to my face and its unclogging properties have helped in controlling my breakouts too. If you are in the market for a mild, refreshing, and effective face mist then you must pick up this gem from Vaunt Skincare. Priced at INR 575 for a 100ml bottle, it will be gentle on your pocket too!