Giving Back Some Love

Hey  Guys,

There is no gesture big enough to show you how thankful I am for your love and support. I have grown not just as a blogger but also as a human, made such great friends and love receiving all those sweet messages from all of you. Please keep me following me to stay connected with me and my work.

My gift hamper contains these 3 gifts worth Rs 1250/-

  • C.A.L Angelic Eyes in shade 01- Innocent – Rs 850/-
  • Johara Pro Shine Colour – Rs 250/-
  • Alanna Oatmeal ad Honey Soap – Rs 150/-PSX_20170612_194028PSX_20170612_194101.jpgPSX_20170612_194143PSX_20170612_194119.jpg

The Giveaway Rules are:-

  1. Comment on this post to let me know if you are interested in participating in this giveaway. Follow my blog.
  2. Repost this picture with #GiveawayByBarkha on Instagram and tag me in it.
  3. Tag 5 friends on the Instagram post and ask them to participate in it.

The giveaway ends on 25 June. The winner will be chosen randomly.

Stay connected with me on Instagram and Facebook for all the details on the giveaway.

Love- Barkha

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JUVIA’S PLACE ‘THE SAHARAN’ PALETTE: REVIEWS AND SWATCHES

Hello everyone,

Today I am going to talk about Juvia’s place ‘The Saharan’ Palette. It was launched last year and is priced at $28.00. IMG_0049.JPG

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THE PACKAGING:-

The Packaging is a lot similar to the other Juvia’s Place palettes. It’s a cardboard palette with pans of eye-shadows spread out within it. The front of the palette is red in color with mint trims.

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THE INSPIRATION:-

The vibrant and lively shades are inspired by the Wodaabe festivities of the Fulani culture. At the end of September the Wodaabe people gather together and the young men dress up in elaborate costumes and makeup and perform songs and dances to impress the marriageable women.IMG_0051.JPG

THE SHADES:-

The amount of product in the palette is 18g/ .63oz. This palette contains 12 eye-shadows; 6 Metallic shades, 2 Satin shades and 4 Matte shades. IMG_0052.JPG

MY EXPERIENCE:-

I just fell in love with the palette. Its beautiful!! All the shades are extremely pigmented. The matte Shades (Chad, Sokoto, Jamila and Katsina) are very smooth and not at all chalky.

The Metallic shades (Fula, Senegal, Kia, Wodaabe, Bororo, Iman) are breathtaking and very shimmery.

The Satin shades (Lulu, Zoya) are silky and had very little amount of fall outs.

I created this look using the shades Chad, Sokoto, Bororo, Wadaabe and Zoya.

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MY VERDICT:-

I would recommend everyone to invest in this palette. This is a beauty and a must have. Some of the shades like Katsina and Zoya are not that visible on Indian skin tone but the other matte and metallic foils are just amazing. The formula is one of the best on the market, with all shades being very buttery and highly pigmented. on the top of all this, I think the palette is very decently priced.

Do follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more swatches and beauty posts.

Do follow my blog and show some love ❤ I will see you guys soon with more exciting stuff. Till then stay happy and stylish.

Love-Barkha

April favorites :)

Hello Everyone,

I am enjoying the sh*t out of summers. Chuski, swimming, ice-creams, mangoes and watermelons… I am just loving it all. Enough said about the season’s favorites, 😛 lets get talking about my favorite skin care and makeup products for the month of April.

  1. NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette- Bossy :-

NYX has 4 shades available in the Full Throttle Shadow Palette, but Bossy is my favorite. It contains four pigment-packed shadows in the tones of pink and purple. These palettes are small and compact therefore very easy to travel with. They are super pigmented and you can create multiple looks with it.

I like to create a purple cut crease with a pink gradation on my lids.  It  looks great and is definitely eye catchy. The safe bet is that we can never doubt the quality and packaging of NYX products.

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2. PAC Cosmetics Eyelashes :-

PAC Cosmetics is one drugstore brand that has managed to impress me the most. There prices, quality and packaging are great. They are also easily accessible. I have loved their brushes,  makeup blending sponges and mascaras. Lashes are the most recent of my purchases from PAC and well, they are damn good.

Priced at just Rs 165 they are the most affordable lashes ever. They have a huge range of falseies to choose from. With these lashes you are set for any possible makeup look.

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3. Smytten:-

Smytten is a website where in you can buy and try beauty and makeup products from the best premium brands in India. I have been using the smytten app since a long time. Over the period of time they have sent me many samples and I have shopped a great deal of stuff from them.

The reason smytten is making it in my favorites this month is because of gorgeous offers they had during their Easter sale. The offers were great and I ended up saving a ton of  money. Another great thing is that after every shopping I get many samples 🙂 As they say it I am smytten by this application.

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4. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick in the shade Embellish:-

I am all about dark vampy shades of lipstick these days and we can all trust the quality of colourpop lipsticks. The shade EMBELLISH is a beautiful dark brown shade. It looks great when paired with neutral eyes.

I love the colour brown and lipsticks, so its just hard to resist when you combine the two I have a few lip swatches on my instagram.  Click here to take a look.

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5. Batiste Dry Shampoo:-

Summers are accompanied by a lot of sweating. With the routines we follow its practically impossible to wash our hair daily. Also the scorching sun results in the release of loads of natural oil and sweat.

The travel size Batiste Dry shampoo bottles have been my savior. I keep one in my purse and whenever I feel a lot of oil in my hair, I just spray  it on. The dry shampoo works extremely well and the best product invented for a lazy chic like me 😛

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6. Spawake Moisture Fresh BB Cream:-

Spawake is a brand that offers a range of skin care products which are developed from natural sea weeds. I recently tried their Spawake Moisture Fresh BB Cream Natural Glow. It is made from a sea mineral moisture formula with a delightfully lightweight texture. It spreads smoothly over skin. BB Cream contains SPF 25/PA++ that corrects your skin tone.

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I hope you will give these products a try. I am telling you, they are worth your time, effort and money.

Do let me know if you have tried and of them.

Follow me on Instagram and Facebook. I love hearing from you guys so don’t forget to leave a comment. You can also send me emails (barkha.vyas06@gmail.com)

I will be posting a lot of stuff in the coming days so subscribe to my blog coz I wouldn’t want you to miss anything.

Until then, stay happy and stay stylish.

Love – Barkha

My Nykaa haul!!Christmas Holiday Sale

Hey Guys,

Christmas is almost here. 🙂 The two things i enjoy that come along with Christmas are the winter season and all the SALES. Nykaa has their Christmas holiday sale on. You can shop with upto 40% off on 200 + brands. http://www.nykaa.com/ is a online shopping  website where you can buy skin care, hair care and makeup products at very attractive prices.  Being a skin care and makeup freak I had to spend some money here…

Lets take a quick look at what I bought.:)

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MRP– Rs. 175

Sale price– Rs. 140 (20%off)

I have tried many Biotique products and have absolutely loved them. So, when I found myself looking for a new toner to try I had to go for this one.

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Aryanveda Anti Wrinkle Treatment Gel Pen

MRP– Rs. 250

Sale price– RS175 (30% off)

I just started noticing fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes. Ageing is such a sensitive issue and I wanted to feel safe with a natural and ayurvedic product. Having tried Aryanveda products earlier I was quick to add this product to my cart.

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Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner – Super Black 01

MRP-Rs. 299

This eyeliner was not on sale but I had to have it. This is a new launch by Nykaa and I have been dying to try it out. I will soon be publishing a first impression post on it.

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Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner

MRP– Rs. 340

Sale Price– Rs. 299 (12%off)

Blackheads are one of my major skin issues. I just pick up everything that can help me get rid of them. I hope this toner will reduce my worries. Looking forward to trying it out.

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NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette

MRP– Rs. 825

How could I have not ordered any makeup 🙂 I wanted these shades for a new look that I had in mind so I went ahead and bought it, not worrying about it not being on discount.

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NYX Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Matte Finish

MRP– Rs. 875

This was a necessity. I had run out of my makeup setting spray a few weeks ago and with the party season right around the corner I knew I really really needed one.

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Colorbar Perfect Match Primer

MRP– Rs. 825

Sale Price– Rs. 660 (20%off)

Primer is a the first step of makeup application so I had to  get it. Also this deal on the Colorbar Perfect Match Primer seemed irresistible.

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Batiste Dry Shampoo Fruity & Cheeky Cherry + Floral & Flirty Blush 

MRP– Rs. 598

Sale Price – Rs 299 (50% off- Buy 1 get 1 free)

Winter is here and we all get lazy with washing our hair during these cold climatic conditions. I bought this dry shampoo combo because of the amazing deal and its travel size bottle is all I need for this holiday season.

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NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick

MRP– Rs. 475

Sale offer– Free on purchase of NYX products worth 1500

Ya, this amazing lipstick is free with my order. I love its formulation, shade and its sleek packaging.IMG_20161214_125019.jpg

Nykaa December, 2016 Promotion Female Handbag Pouch

Nykaa has a promotional offer going on in which you receive a makeup pouch with all your orders above 3000 Rs. I got this golden trendy looking one 🙂

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That is all!! I did forget to order some more things and will be placing another order soon.

Let me know in the comments if you want me to review any of the products mentioned in this post.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and follow me on instagram and facebook. I love keeping in touch with you guys.

do write to me at barkha.vyas06@gmail.com

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone!!

Love-Barkha

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette- Review and Swatches

Hello everyone!

Ever since Maybelline launched their ‘The Blushed Nudes’ eye-shadow palette, its been a big hype on social media. So, I went ahead and bought myself one! 🙂 The palette comes in a rose gold packaging with 12 cool toned shades ranging from light rose highlighting shade to deep toned purple.

All the shades contain a little bit of shimmer and are very smooth in texture. The palette comes with an applicator which has a sponge tip on one end and nylon bristles on the other. lets take a look at the swatches and talk about the shades in detail.

PRODUCT– The Blushed Nudes by Maybelline

PRICE– INR 899/-

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TOP ROW SWATCHES

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BOTTOM ROW SWATCHES

Honestly, this palette has failed to impress me. after loving the Nudes palette by Maybelline I had quite high expectations from The Blushed Nudes Palette. The texture of the eyeshadows is smooth and shimmery but they fail miserably when it comes to pigmentation. All the shades except the last three need to be layered at least thrice in order to be visible. The deep purple shades at the end are nicely pigmented. You might have to use a wet brush for better application and keep reapplying the eyeshadow as they tend to fade while blending.

I also believe that the shade selection could have been better as most of the nude pink shades look the same on Indian skin tone. From the price point of view this palette of 12 shades is pretty affordable. If you want to add this eyeshadow palette to your collection,it can be bought from the maybelline counters in stores and online by clicking on the following links.

NYKAA– http://www.nykaa.com/maybelline-new-york-the-blushed-nudes-palette.html?gclid=CPehkPqrlNACFUoWaAodhiIEMA&utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=PLA_Maybelline_Shopping&s_kwcid=AL!599!3!37891948634!!!g!!&ef_id=V4d-qAAAAAHk6Tio:20161106143021:s

AMAZON-http://www.amazon.in/Maybelline-York-Blushed-Nudes-Ounce/dp/B00UKP1M2K

I hope you found this review helpful. Please let me know your views in the comments. Do not forget to like and follow my blog. Also follow me on Instagram and like my Facebook page to stay connected.

I’ll see you beautiful people again with another exciting post, until then stay happy and fabulous.

Love- Barkha