With the temperatures rising suddenly, march turned out to be the most uncomfortable month ever. But there are a few good things that came out of the month of march. Skin care and makeup excites me and I love sharing my passion with you guys.

Here are a few of the products that I really enjoyed this month. I hope you will try these too and share your thoughts with me.

  1. LANCOME Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate:-

As soon as we girls hit our mid twenties, the anti aging battle begins. When it comes to high end brands, LANCOME has always been my favourite. I trust their products and have never been afraid to try them. Advanced Genifique boosts signs of youthfulness and helps skin’s recovery during the day and night.

the serum is suitable for all skin types for women of multiple ethnicities and ages. I have been using the concentrate for about an year now and have absolutely been loving it. It is expensive (Rs 5,982.39/- for 30 ml) but worth every penny.

To  read a complete review of this product click here.wp-1464847174235.jpgwp-1464845025288.jpg2. Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman, Bold Metals Collection, Essentials Brush Kit, 3 Brushes set:-

Everyone is aware that Real Techniques makes the best affordable makeup tools. Their Bold Metals collection is amazing. The synthetic bristles are super soft and compactly packed, they look great and do an amazing job.

The bold collection is quite expensive as compared to the other makeup brushes by Real Techniques Sam and Nic collection but trust me, they are worth stretching your wallet a little bit more. They  look beautiful  and do a great job of making you look beautiful 🙂IMG_2235.JPGIMG_2236.JPG

3. Rimmel London Lasting Finish By Kate Moss- shade 30:-

For their price these lipsticks really surprised me. The KateXRimmel collection is just what we all love. Its affordable, the packaging is chic and the quality is amazing.

I love berry shades so it will not come as a surprise when I  say my favourite LAsting Finish lipstick By Kate is the shade 30. Its a deep berry shade with glossy finish. The lipstick lasts for a good 7-8  hours without you having to touch up and is prices at just Rs275.

They are also easily available in India on Nykaa.IMG_2210IMG_2213.JPGIMG_2216.JPGIMG_2211.JPG

4. Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation:-

This is my  favourite foundation ever. I  have used many high end foundations but The Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation is just what I always go back to. If you have this, you do not have to spend all that extra cash for flawless coverage.

Priced at just around Rs 700 for 30 ml of product, this is a medium coverage foundation is just the best. It comes with SPF 20 for sun protection. If you wear makeup daily I would seriously urge you to try this affordable but amazing product.IMG_2221.JPGIMG_2222.JPG

5. Aryanveda Anti Wrinkle Gel Treatment Pen:-

I bought this product from the Nykaa Christmas sale and have been using it since then. I must say that Aryanveda is one skincare brand that I have really grown fond of. I have tried 6 different products from Aryanveda and have loved each and everyone of them.

With the stressful life and unhealthy diet it is quite easy to for your skin to age faster than you. On one of my skin care examinations my Skin care specialist pointed out the wrinkles being formed around my eyes. Well that wasn’t easy to see and was sad to notice how badly I had been ignoring my skin.

After using the Anti Wrinkle Gel  by Aryanveda for 4 months, I can confidently say that it does work. It has tightened the skin around my eyes and mouth and buying it is also not am hassle.

It is  priced at Rs 250 on Nykaa.068IMG_2206.JPG

6. Maybelline COLORsensational Lip Liner:-

The Maybelline COLORsensational Lip Liner was an impulse buy as I was just looking for a nude lip liner. This lip liner helps keep your lipstick in place and prevents it from smudging. It contains a bit of glitter and i don’t usually like glitter on my lips but the shade 150 STELLAR PINK looks quite stunning with a bit of glitter.

The shade is nude so it looks can easily be covered up with any other lip color.

To buy this same lip liner click here.IMG_2224.JPGIMG_2225.JPGIMG_2227.JPG

7. TONI & GUY heat protection mist:-

I hate boring and the thing that is capable of getting boring the fastest is you hair. I try a lot of new hairstyles and most of them require me using hair styling tools. Constant exposure to heat can take a heavy toll on the quality of your hair, so heat protection is a must.

Toni & Guy launched their hair products after their success in the salon business. Their heat protection mist is my most used product followed by their textured sea salt spray. The 150 ml spray bottle comes with very attractive packaging. The locking mechanism is super cool and helps the liquid from spilling out.

Buy this spray by clicking here.IMG_2209.JPGIMG_2219.JPG

These are my favs for March. Hope you will try them and enjoy them ass much as I did. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products.

Do keep in touch through Instagram and Facebook. Email me your suggestions at

Hope you guys have an amazing new month.


Lancome Paris – Advanced Genifique

We girls keep looking for the perfect skin care products!! As soon as we reach our mid twenties we start noticing all those signs of aging. Fine lines around the corner of the eyes and mouth and those blemishes. In search of the perfect age rejuvenating serum I came across Lancôme Paris Advanced Génifique Youth activation concentration.



Advanced Génifique serum targets 10 signs of youthful- looking skin.  It is enriched with new ingredients, Advanced Génifique has been formulated to boost visible signs of youthfulness and to help skin’s recovery during the day and night.

The serum comes in very attractive packaging. The cardboard cover and instruction pamphlet inside has instructions written in 14 languages. The glass bottle containing the serum has an innovative self-loading dropper delivery system which delivers ideal dose of product. You have to twist to load and click to dispense. There are self explanatory pictures also on the carton to explain the delivery system






Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Faex Extract/Yeast Extract/Extrait De Levure, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Octyldodecanol, Citronellol, Fragrance.

14 years of research and clinical studies on 34 women shows that the serum is suitable for all skin types for women of multiple ethnicities and ages.

Helps Smoothen fine lines and deep wrinkles, boosts radiance, clarity, evens skin tone, texturizes, increases elasticity, tonicity, firms skin and diminishes sagginess.




On a perfectly cleansed skin, apply three drops of advanced Génifique serum evenly across your face and neck. Follow this with your regular morning and evening skin care routine.

Rs 5,982.39/- for 30 ml

I have been using this concentrate for 5 months now and have fallen in love with it!!( X0X0). Earlier I was sceptical in trying the product as it is too expensive, but then skin care comes before everything.



The concentrate looks like a milky white gel which is very light in texture and gets absorbed by the skin within seconds. Unlike other serums this one smells amazing. (*Thank God*)
It has a mild floral smell which is achieved by Lancôme by adding extra chemicals.


I love the heavy weight glass bottle with a self loading dropper. All I have to do is unscrew the cap and pump out the concentrate ( trust me, it’s super cool and super fun!!)



When I started using the Advanced Génifique, It broke me out for the first 2-3 days. I think that is because the skin takes time to get used to the formula. But after a week’s use I started seeing improvement in my skin. I started getting a lot of complaints. My sister told me that my skin was looking smoother and younger.( And trust me, I never get any compliments from her)



– Sleek packaging and a silky finish
– self loading dropper
– feels light and smooth
– can be used by women of all ages, ethnicities and skin types.

– Pretty expensive as compared to other serums
– Contains enough alcohol to risk pro- aging skin irritation

To conclude I’d suggest everyone above the age 25 to try the Lancôme Paris Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate irrespective of their skin types.

I hope, all you gorgeous people found this review helpful. Please tell me your views if you have tried this product. Also leave a comment letting me know if you would like to give this concentrate a try. Don’t forget to follow my blog!!

For any complaints/suggestions/collaborations drop in an email at :-

Don’t forget to follow me on social media:-
Facebook – Give Me Wings

I’ll soon be back with another post!! Untill then, eat, sleep travel in style!!

Love-Barkha xoxo