CaratLane Signature Store at New Delhi’s South Extension- Launch

Hey Guys,

On the 9th December, 2017 I was invited to the launch of the biggest and the signature store of India. Caratlane is a Tanishq partnership opened their 30th store in India at Delhi’s South Extension. Well it was very cold that day but there was no way that those cold breezes could keep me from attending the launch of this fabulous store.

This store is CaratLane’s largest and first signature store in New Delhi; spread across 1800 sq ft. Situated in the fashion hub of the city, the store has a warm and welcoming ambience that is sure to amaze its customers. “Being our 30th Store launch and our first Signature store in North India, at CaratLane South Extension you will find the largest and widest collection of exquisite designs. With an elegant decor along with bright settings this CaratLane store is bound to offer you a memorable jewellery buying experience. With an exclusive Solitaire Lounge to assist you with all the solitaire queries, a Customization Desk to turn your dream jewellery into reality, the virtual try-on ‘magic mirror’ for those ‘just looking’ moments, our Signature Store will indulge you all the way.” Mithun Sacheti, Founder & CEO CaratLane  said, while speaking about the launch.


Store Address:  
F-41, First Floor, South Extension – 1

Contact: 9899002555

Lets talk a bit about their collection:-

There is no doubt that the store is huge and beautiful but nothing can beat the amazing pieces of jewellery. I was most impressed by their Jaipur, butterfly and floral collection. Being bought up in Jaipur I was blown away by the detailing of the collection. The Hawa Gulabi Jharokha Ring from the Jaipur collection was my absolute favourite. It did remind me of home. The butterfly collection was a huge hit amongst everyone. The pendents, rings and earrings could make for a beautiful set and stunning pieces on their own.

I am posting a few pictures of the store and their collection for you to enjoy. DSC_4221-A.jpgDSC_4196-A (1).jpg1512845168548IMG_20171210_002414_324IMG_20171210_002414_326IMG_20171210_002414_323.jpgIMG_20171209_121437_615.jpg

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Inatur Herbals Oil Control Face Wash- Review

Hello everyone,

Hope you are having a great day!

Skin care is a very important part of our daily routines. I recently migrated from chemical based to all natural products. There are many brands with exciting products in Indian market. So, I decided to use a few myself to battle out my skin problems.

I came across a brand INATUR HERBALS that comprises of a range of natural skin care, hair care and personal care products that are safe on skin and result oriented. I decided to try a few of their products. This post is a review of their Oil Control Face Wash.

PACKAGING:-

It  comes in a green see through tube with light green leaves printed all over it. It has a plastic flip cap that closes tightly. The packaging looks cool and fun. IMG_6193.JPGIMG_6187.JPG

INGREDIENTS:-IMG_6189.JPG

PRICE:-

₹ 160 for 75 ml

₹ 310 for 150 ml

Buy it from here

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:-

Inatur’s oil control face wash is enriched with Neem- that has anti-bacterial properties, helps in controlling pimples & acne and their recurrence. Clove oil- that prevents acne and kills infections, Basil- detoxifies the skin, improves the skin tone & prevents blackheads and Miliglobules- that provide gentle exfoliation.

It helps to open clogged pores, eliminates impurities and excess oil and also prevents occurrence of pimples.

For best results, use it twice daily- in the morning and at the end of the day.IMG_6185

It is ideal for Oily /Acne-prone skin.

DIRECTIONS TO USE:-

Moisten face, apply a small quantity of the face wash and gently work up lather in a circular motion. Wash off with water and pat dry. Use twice a day- in the morning and before going to bed for best results.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH INATUR HERBALS OIL CONTROL FACE WASH :-

The face wash looks like a clear gel with blue beads or miliglobules that provide gentle exfoliation. The face wash smells of some herbal ingredients. It is refreshing. I have a combination skin that tends to break out a lot in winters. This face wash contains tea tree oil which prevents pimples. Basil, clove, neem and turmeric have antiseptic and healing properties. The face wash definitely washed away all the oil from my face and prevented it from coming back for at least 5 hours. The only drawback is that it barely did anything for my blackheads. Also I am a huge fan of bubbles and being a soap free face wash this product does not lather well.IMG_6237.JPG

PROS:-

  • Easily available
  • Reasonably priced
  • Removes excess oil from the face
  • Smells good
  • Refreshes dull skin
  • 100% natural and cruelty free
  • Available in travel sizes
  • Sulphate free

CONS:-

  • Not useful for all skin types (available for normal to oily skin)

WILL I EVER USE THIS FACE WASH AGAIN:-

Definitely YES!! This is one of the few products that actually stands true to its claims. Also its a sulphate free, 100% natural product and is not at all harsh on my skin.

Let me know in the comments below if you like this review and would give this product a try. Also don’t forget to follow me on my social media platforms.

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Smells good!! – Review of my favourite Body Mists

Hi Ya’ll,

What does summer remind you of? If your answer is loads of sweat and foul body odor, you are at the right place.
I feel refreshing when I use body mist, especially in this summer heat. It helps mask our sweaty humanly scent and also leaves us feeling cool. Over the past few months I have tried many body mists.
So I decided to write a blog about these body mists and sharing details of which ones I like the best and why.

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1. Moringa body mist by The Body Shop –

This was the first body mist that I ever bought. The subtle, delicate fresh floral smell of the body mist is refreshing, especially when used early morning after shower. I love that it does not have a sweet smell or an alcoholic scent to it. The fragrance lasts for 1-2 hours, there is a light hint of smell for longer period of time.
Recommended for those who like subtle smell based body mist.
Now that we have covered the smell of the body mist, here are some details about packaging – It comes in a transparent glass bottle so try not to drop it :). The nozzle for spraying is of very good quality and works properly.

100 ml bottle is priced for 795 Rs
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2. Beautiful day body mist by Natural Bath & Body –

It has a sweet floral smell with a cooling sensation. I do wish that the smell would last longer (at best the smell lasts for an hour).
Packaging– It comes in plastic bottle. I had received a sample size product in my fab bag. The nozzle for spraying came off within a few days.

200 ml for 325 Rs
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3. Oriental body mist by Streax –

I wanted to compare economical body mist to the other options in the market. So I bought this one as it had really good reviews from customers on Amazon.
As name suggests, it has oriental smell (unique blend of warmth and sensuality). I find the smell pleasant. I could smell hints of musk, vanilla and jasmine in the body mist, because of which I use it as a deodorant.
Those who like oriental smell should give it a try.
The smell lasts for 2-3 hrs.
Packaging- The body mist comes in purple plastic bottle that you can carry in your purse. The nozzle for spraying is of good quality.

100 ml for 188 Rs
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4. Nargis body mist by Forest Essentials –

This is my favourite one. Cooling sensation when you apply the body mist is amazing. The body mist has a powering sweet and fresh smell of Nargis. This feminine body mist is recommended for ladies who love refreshing strong floral scent and the smell is long-lasting. The only thing bad about this product is that it is expensive.
Packaging -The bottle comes in a transparent plastic bottle that you can carry in your purse. The nozzle for spraying is of very good quality.

100 ml for 1895 Rs
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5. Forever 16 body mist by NewU –

The body mist captures a 16-year-old girl’s spirit (pun intended!).
It has a sweet fruity smell. It is perfect for teenage girls or for those who are young at heart. The only problem is the sticky sensation left behind when you apply the mist.
The smell is long-lasting.
Packaging- It comes transparent plastic bottle and the nozzle for spraying is sturdy and is great value for money.

250 ml for 399 Rs
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6. Luscious Bloom body mist by NewU –

The body mist is perfect for day-to-day use with its combination of musky and floral fragrance.
I like the fact that the smell is not overpowering. Again the initial sticky sensation when applying the body mist may be unpleasant to some (the sensation fades away).
The smell is long-lasting.
Packaging- It comes transparent plastic bottle and the nozzle for spraying is sturdy and is great value for money.

250 ml for 399 Rs
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That is all about my favourite Body mists. If you have tried any of them do let me know. Also don’t forget to follow me on my social media accounts by clicking on the links below.

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See  you all soon with another exciting post. until then, stay happy, stay stylish 🙂

Love- Barkha

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.

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Love-Barkha

MARCH FAVOURITES 2017!!

HOLA,

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.

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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.

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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 barkha.vyas06@gmail.com

Hope you guys have an amazing new month.

Love-Barkha 

Let’s Patch Things up-Part 2

In my last post Lets Patch things up- part 1, I wrote about the latest trend of badges, patches, brooches and pins and how to style your clothing using this trend. This post is on styling accessories and shoes using badges, patches, brooches and pins.

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  1. Trendy Bags:-

Back when I was in school we use to put badges on our backpack for the cool kids effect. Back then there were not many choices when it came to badges and patches. Smiley faces in round shape were easily available. Later came the badges with our favourite superhero emblems and TV stars (I remember owning a few Hannha Montana badges) but the shape was still round.

Now with the wide variety of designs and shapes being available, decorating your backpack is super easy. Big brands are embracing the patch trend and decorating their purses, totes, pouches, slings and clutches too.

Brands like Karl Lagerfeld and Gucci have  also been using patches and badges lately to stay on trend and make their bags unique.

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2. Caps/ Beanies/Hats:-

80s hair and head accessories have had a major fashion influence. Bikers and sports fan have always been seen rocking patches on their caps. But now its not just limited to bikers and sports fans or caps.

Putting 2 or 3 pins on a beanie is a great way to style this up.  You can also sew on a few patches on your favorite hat to match your outfit or location.pilled-up6c366f77f17ed0ccc2a02598278687db

3. Shoes:-

Patches can be put on any footwear – from boots to bellies and from heels to flats.

DIY your old pair of loafers or sneakers by sewing on some fun patches. Your boots can be given a whole new look by loading them with pins. For example, you can put the GAME OVER patch on your shoes for a great effect.tendencia-parches-zapatillas-renzo-costa-blogScreenshot_2016-04-17-10-28-54-1.png

So, I hope this post helps you embrace and own this trend.

Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram. Its always great to stay in touch with all of you.

Email me your suggestions and queries- barkha.vyas06@gmail.com

I have a lot of new products that I have been loving right now and will be soon sharing my views with you.

Till then, stay trendy and stay stylish.

Love-Barkha

 

 

10 Things you need to stay stylish in winters of 2017

Hola Everyone,

A very Happy New Year to all of you. My resolutions for this year are quite simple. Like 90% of the people I have decided to go to the gym regularly but, instead of loosing weight I am planning on gaining some. I also plan on traveling a lot and therefore you are going to see a lot more travel blogs from me. The last resolution is to follow every upcoming style and fashion trend.

So, keeping in mind my last resolution I made a list of few things that would help me stay fashionable in the winters of 2017. I am sharing my list with you guys and hope you too will find it helpful.

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO STAY STYLISH IN WINTERS OF 2017

  1. Flared jeans :- Yes they are back. The bell bottoms from the 90s are back in fashion and fashionistas all over the world have been spotted wearing flared jeans this season. From Kendell Jenner to Kangana Ranaut, it’s all over the globe.Cropped-Flare-Cover.jpg
  2. Knee high boots:- They are a classic winter must have. These gorgeous high boots are mainly used to fulfill two purposes. First, to keep you covered and secondly, to increase your sex appeal. When worn with slacks or a pencil skirt, knee-high boots are totally office-appropriate and can be party ready when worn with a mini skirt or shorts.knee-high
  3. Ankle boots:- A heel ankle boot is the best way to pick up your jeans, tapered trousers, a flippy printed dress, or winter shorts and tights a notch while still maintaining the tough and rugged feel.fashion-2014-12-04-dolce-vita-daytona-lace-up-booties-main.jpg
  4. Midi coats:- Midi coats are the thing this season. Not only do they keep you warm but it will also elevate your favorite jeans-and-sweater outfit and give you ultra-chic coverage over a dress. Midi coats are the most comfortable and stylish option when it comes to layering.capes-cape-coats-chic-street-style-1
  5. Classic black high neck:-This season hails the return of the classic, cozy silhouette that not only keeps us warm but also serves as an easy layering piece to wear on its own or bundled under a coat, cropped jacket or a shawl. They go along very well with dresses, long sweaters and skirts. They also bring an edge to your entire look and also keep you warm.high neck.jpg
  6. Sweater dress:- Sweater dresses are mainly worn during the fall but they are a huge trend this winters. You can pair them up with any possible footwear and look super chic. They go with knee length boots, ankle length boots, lace up combat boots, running shoes, leggings, stockings.. literally everything. Top it all up with a country hat and you are ready to rock.howtowearasweaterdress14.jpg
  7. Beanies :- Beanies are a big hit this season. They are stylish and also help you keep warm. They come on various designs and colors therefore it’s hard to get bored of them.beanie-outfit-styling.jpg
  8. Dark shade lipsticks:- Kylie Jenner started the trend of dark fun colors and they were a huge hit during the fall. well the trend is still on and these dark shades of reed, purple, brown and blue are makeup must haves.koyu-ton-ruj.jpg
  9. Cute sweaters:-Its back to the 70s and people are getting over anything with zips and buttons. So, pullovers, sweaters and jumpers are making there way onto the streets.b20c6dc9134bee571d82ed7ca481159f.jpg
  10. Leather Pants:-Pair your alternative lower wear with a dressy top for a night out or a blazer for the office. Apart from our classic well fitted leather pants, tailored pants are making it big in the fashion industry.leather.jpg

This concludes my list of winter fashion mantra. These 10 simple things will help you look stylish at every possible place. In the comments below do let me know your favorite trend this season. Also, subscribe to my blog for all the beauty and fashion updates.

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Lastly, remember to 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.

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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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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

 

My envy box Review- October, 2016- Third Anniversary edition!!

I was desperately waiting for my October envy box as it was the anniversary edition and I was to receive extra 3 products. So, you can imagine my excitement when it finally showed up on my door steps. This month, My Envy Box turns three. Without further ado let’s take a look at the products that I received in my birthday month’s box.

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About My Envy Box (Beauty Box Subscription):-

It is a monthly subscription service in which you receive 4 or more luxury full size and sample size beauty and makeup products. My envy box is available at different prices.

  • 1 month box- INR 850
  • 3 months box- INR 2250
  • 6 months box- INR 4350

You can order your own envy box from- http://www.myenvybox.com/

 

October 2016 3rd Anniversary My Envy Box

This month’s box is plain white in color with the envy box logo in the center and turns three printed underneath. The reason why the box is plain is because there is a color me contest going on where in you have to do something fun and creative on the box in order to win loads of prizes.

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Products received:-

1.      AYCA- Jasmine Body Wash:- (100ml for INR 438/-)

This is a mild, foaming gel cleanser for all skin types. It’s a natural product made from coconut derivatives. Coconut is said to be very nourishing for your skin and it also helps break down makeup. Therefore I am excited to try it out and see how it works out.

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2.      Forest Essentials- Facial Cleansing Paste:- (15g for INR 925/-)

Forest essential is one of my favorite brands. This cleansing paste contains ingredients like Almonds, Pistachio, fresh Turmeric, Buttermilk, Floral waters, organic Honey and fresh Aloe leaf juice.

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3.      Vert- Loose Powder:- (10g for INR 1250/-)

This is the only makeup product in the box. It is a handmade loose powder made out of natural ingredients like rose petals and French clay. This versatile powder can be used as eye shadow, highlighter or a blush.

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4.      VICHY Ideal White Brightening Deep Cleansing Foam:- (15ml for INR 230/-)

VICHY is one of the most trusted and most widely used skin care brand. This cleansing foam leaves the skin feeling refreshed, flawless, luminous and radiant.

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5.      Nertia- Nail Art :- (1 pack for INR 80/-)

These are basically nail stickers that are being marketed as dry nail polish that lasts up to 7 days.

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GIFT PRODUCTS IN THIS MONTH’S BOX:-

As this was the third year anniversary box I also received 3 extra sample sized products which are as follows:

1.      BABOR – HSR lifting:-

This is an anti aging extra firming cream.

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2.      Skin Yoga- Neem Purifier:-

This is a post workout anti bacterial body purifier.

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3.      BIODERMA- Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30:-

This is a sunscreen lotion sample for oily skin.

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MY VIEWS OF THIS MONTH’S BOX:-

There was a lot of anticipation regarding this month’s box as we were told in the emails that October envy box will be full of surprises and we will receive 8 products in the box.

Also I am quite excited about the COLOUR ME CONTEST. We basically have to be creative and color the white box to stand a chance to win products worth Rs 3000/-.

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Talking about the products I am extremely excited about trying the Forest Essentials Facial Cleansing Paste, Vert Loose Powder and VICHY Ideal White Brightening Deep Cleansing Foam. The AYCA Jasmine Body Wash smells amazing. I am a bit skeptical about Nertia nail art as the idea of a nail sticker lasting 7 days does not sound right to me.

About the extra 3 products BABOR HSR lifting cream is the most necessary thing for me as I just entered my late twenties a few days ago. Skin Yoga products have never disappointed me and I am sure this won’t disappoint me too. The Bioderma sunscreen was no surprise to me as I have literally received it in all my boxes.

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To conclude the October My Envy Box is something you cannot afford to miss. It is just spectacular.

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