My Favourites from Deborah Milano

Hola,

Makeup is love and life. I love get my hands on any good and new makeup product available to try. Deborah Milano is a well-known makeup brand and it is loved by people all over the world. They have all sorts of makeup available for eyes, lips, face and hands. They also have a huge range of makeup accessories. Now lets not waste time and get down to discussing the Deborah Milano products I got from a New U store.

About Deborah Milano:-

Italy’s leading make- up brand, Deborah Milano embodies Italian excellence since 1962. For over 50 years Deborah Milano has been making beauty an affordable and accessible pleasure for all women. Combining a flair for color, latest trends and a focus on quality certified by the Deborah Group’s own research laboratories, the brand’s eye-catching designs, attention to detail and unmistakably Italian flavor have become its hallmarks.

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My favorites from Deborah Milano

1. Deborah Milano Love My Lashes Mascara Volume:-

I love mascaras. They are my lifeline, I can’t walk out of my house without slapping some mascara on. This mascara does wonders for my lashes. It is a voluminous mascara and will make your lashes look bigger and more glamorous. I have a lot of black mascaras and was getting bored with them so, tried this brown one and realised how brown compliments my skin tone better than the black one.

It comes enriched with natural and synthetic and acacia gum for proper adhesion. Furthermore, the wavy bristle tips help in even distribution. It is priced at Rs 450.

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Deborah Milano love My Lashes Mascara Volume

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Marrone Brown Shade

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Wavy Bristle Tip

2. Deborah Milano Extra LipStick:-

We have all tried to achieve the perfect 3 D ombre lips and have failed  many times. This limited edition lipstick was designed to create the ultra cool trend. It comes in 12 shades and I am the proud owner of the shade number 10 Rouge Noir.

The lipstick comes with a sponge tip applicator which helps produces a three-dimensional matte look. It is a very pigmented lipstick in matte texture. Enriched with minerals and plant-based waxes, the advanced formula glides on easily and precisely, and will take you through the whole day. It is Priced at Rs 950

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Deborah Milano Extra lip stick

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Sponge applicator

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3-D lipstick

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shade number 10 Rouge Noir

3. Deborah Milano 24 Ore  long-lasting lip pencil:-

Lip pencils are a must have for every women. I find lip pencils better than lipsticks as they are more handy and easier to use. The Deborah Milano 24ORE Long Lasting Lip Pencil comes in a retractable design. It is a non transferable, smudge-proof lip color.

These lip pencils come in 8 shades. I am going to swatch number 02 (Vivid Red) and number 04 (Pink Cyclamen) for you. They are priced at Rs 595 each.

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Deborah Milano 24 Ore  long-lasting lip pencil

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number 02 (Vivid Red)

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number 04 (Pink Cyclamen)

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So, I am definitely very happy to add these products to my collection. I will be trying more products from Deborah Millano real soon. All this amazing makeup is available online https://www.newu.in/ and on New U stores across the country.

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My next blog post is on Korean Skin Care so stay hooked!!

See ya soon

Love- Barkha

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Importance of Vitamin C Serum- Vya Naturals Vit C serum Review and Giveaway

Hello Guys,

I will start by saying that at the end of this post you are going to be very happy 🙂

With Korean beauty and Natural beauty regimens taking over the world, we are now aware of so many essential things. Two years back, I had no idea what a serum really did for your skin. Now, I know that a serum is very important and provides an extra layer of moisture to your skin. There are many Vitamins that are essential to our skin like Vitamin C, E, D and K. While you can get Vitamin D and K naturally from the sun and your bones, Vit E and C need to be taken in from other sources.

I have tried quiet a few serums, essence and facial oils over the past 2 years, and today I am going to share my views on  Vya Naturals Vitamin C serum for all of you.IMG_6707.JPG

About Vya Naturals:-

The brand name VYA naturals is derived from:-

  • Vimal (pure)
  • Yajus (reverence)
  • Ayush (healthy life)

“If it’s going on my body, it better be good.” They live an preach by this moto. They make sure that they source the finest natural ingredients that are not only safe and non-toxic but also effective. Their formulations are original, created by them, and tested on people, not animals. They use therapeutic- grade essential oils, natural plant-based butters, natural clays and plant-based waxes. And they definitely DO NOT use parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, artificial dyes, mineral oils, formaldehyde, animal ingredients, artificial scents, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, mineral oils, or petroleum.IMG_6709.jpg

Vya Naturals Vitamin C Serum:-

This Vya Natural’s Vitamin C serum for face is an anti aging serum with natural ingredients that helps brighten skin tone, hydrate skin, reduce fine lines and pigmentation.

Ingredients:-

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Directions:-

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Price and Where to buy:-

Rs 1295/- for 30 ml product

Buy it here (Use code VYA20 at checkout for 20% discount)

Why Vitamin C serum:-

Vitamin C has many benefits like:-

  • Reduces Wrinkles and photodamage by regulating the synthesis of the structural protein collagen.
  • Improves skin hydration
  • Reduces under eye circles
  • Creates brighter, healthier skin
  • reduces skin discolorationIMG_6712.jpgIMG_6711.jpg

My Experience with the product:-

I am quite impressed with this product. The packaging of this serum is like what you would expect. It comes in a dark-colored glass bottle with a glass drop dispenser. This packaging is perfect as vitamin C gets destroyed when kept in sunlight and plastic.

Since I have entered my late 20’s I have become very conscious of my skin. My skin has started showing all the signs of aging and  honestly this is scary. Therefore I have shifted my skin care regimen around anti aging products. The thing that I like the most about this product is that it is odorless and colorless. The serum is very lightweight in consistency and not at all sticky. This water based serum can be mixed with your moisturizer, BB creams or foundations. I have been using it for more than 2 weeks now and have not noticed any side effects like breakouts.

Pros:-

  • Anti aging
  • Lightweight
  • Odorless
  • colourless
  • skin brightening and lightning
  • Paraben free
  • Sulphates free
  • Made of natural ingredients
  • Cruelty free
  • No mineral oils and petroleum
  • No chemicals

Cons:-

  • ExpensiveIMG_6701.jpg

Giveaway:-

Now for the part that is going to make you happy. I am giving away one of the Vitamin C serum to one of my lucky followers. Here are the rules for the giveaway.

  1. Follow @givemewings_barkha and @vyanaturals on Instagram
  2. Tag 5 friends on the giveaway post and ask them to participate in the giveaway
  3. Repost this post with #BarkhaXVyaNaturals and tag me and Vya Naturals in your posts

That is it. The giveaway winner will be announced on the basis of efforts. Last date to participate in the giveaway is 31st March and is valid for only Indian residents.

Hope you find this post helpful. Do leave your thoughts in the comments below. See you soon with a new post.

Love- Barkha

Indus Valley Bio Organic Premium Weekend Winter Care & Spa

Hello,

I received this amazing package in my mail and want to tell you all about it. It is a Premium Weekend Winter Care & Spa package from Indus Valley which is enough for you to last the entire winter season (12 to 16 weeks). It’s so cool to have a box that can solve your skin care and hair care problems for the entire season. So, without wasting any time lets discuss this beauty in detail.

Indus Valley website- http://www.indus-valley.com/

THE CONCEPT-

This winter it’s time to make your hair, face and skin prepared with a pocket-friendly and amazingly effective range of products from Indus Valley. The Premium Winter Care products take care of your head to toe with absolute winter care essentials like olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, Skin Care Oil, Argan Hair Care Oil, Argan Oil Shampoo, Hair Eaze Mask, Hair Ultima Spa, Retexturing Night Cream that give you a comprehensive solution for winters. So get winter ready with a never before Limited Edition Price of 1999 INR and pamper yourself even during the chilling winters.IMG_6285.JPGIMG_6287.JPG

THE PRODUCTS-

  1. Indus Valley BIO Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil-

    This is a cold-pressed and 100% Natural Coconut Oil. Extra virgin coconut oil is composed of medium chain fatty acids in high percentage. Lauric acid with high level of antioxidants is good to use on the skin.

Uses- 

For Hair- For Deep Conditioning of hair, as a daily detangler, to defeat dandruff, faster hair growth and to protect hair from sun damage.

For Skin- To soothe dry hands, as a cheekbone highlighter, to remove eye makeup, as a body moisturizer, to add shine.IMG_6292IMG_6293

2. Indus Valley BIO Extra Virgin Olive Massage Oil-

It is a 100% Extra  Virgin Olive Oil is sourced directly from framers. It is safe for sensitive skin and even for babies. It has no chemicals additives. Indus Valley oil is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, proteins as well as Vitamin A, B, D and E.

Uses-

Smoothing skin, can be used as a night cream, to nourish dry skin, for reducing stretch marks, as a makeup remover, as diminishing under eye circles, to hydrate skin, massage oil to strengthen bones and muscles, to aid in weight loss, taking care of cracked heel, great on frizzy hair, cuticle oil.IMG_6308.JPG

3. Indus Valley BIO Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil-

This cold pressed sweet almond oil is an all natural oil that’s perfect for reviving & nourishing any skin type. It has no additive harmful chemicals like Bisphenol A or Hexane. Sweet almond Oil is also rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, proteins as well as Vitamins A, B, D and E.

Uses-

Can be used for Hair, Skin & Scalp, Sweet Almond Oil has many uses such as skin hydration, dark circles removal, eczema and skin rashes relief, hair loss, nail care, reduction of split ends and the reformation of hair to life again.IMG_6305

4. Indus Valley Hair Care Oil-

It is derived from Argan oil from morocco. It is a light oil which is specifically formulated from the delicate needs of ultra fine and light-colored ( including white) hair. The oil is infused with antioxidant rich wheat germ oil, strengthening proteins, omega-3 and shine boosting vitamins.

Uses-

Can be used for 3 multiple purposes for conditioning, styling and smooth finishing. Omega-3 fights problems like dry and brittle hair, itchy and flaky scalp, hair fall and improper blood circulation in the scalp. DHA and EPA makes the hair strong, shiny and healthy. Vitamin E makes the aging process of hair slow down. IMG_6314.JPG

5. Indus Valley Argan Oil Shampoo-

Indus Valley Argan Oil Shampoo is a light creamy texture conditioning shampoo with argan oil and six super 100% natural plant ingredients, like Argania spinoza (Argan) Oil, Coca Butter, Parfum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil & Aloe vera barbadensis (Aloe leaf) extract.

Uses-

Argan oil protects from UV rays and repairs damage caused by harsh chemicals or damaging heat. Prevents the pores of hair follicles to restore shine, softness, increase elasticity, strengthen the hair shaft and eliminate frizz. Good for soft curls and extensions. IMG_6318.JPG

6. Indus Valley Hair Eaze Spa-

Being completely natural in nature, this Hair Eaze Mask is a must need when you want to flaunt shining, bouncy and healthy hair. Ideal for those with sensitive, itchy scalps. HAIR EAZE SPA is recommended for all hair types.

Uses-

Indus Valley Hair Eaze Mask is a perfect booster for shining and smooth hair. This nourishing, moisturizing mask not only helps your hair in detangling but also keeps it glossy, shining and super-enriched. IMG_6298.JPGIMG_6301

7. Indus Valley Bio- ‘Believe in Oragnic’ Skincare Oil-

Bio Organic Oil has a blend of essential oils from Europe, Shea butter from Africa, plant extracts from Ayurveda and Vitamins E & A. All this makes Bio Organic oil unique & multipurpose.

Uses-

Diminishes Scars, perfect stretch marks, Enhance the skin tone, target pore refinement, minimizes lines, provides radiant glow and firmer skin feel, reduces fine lines and wrinkles. IMG_6311.JPG

8. Indus Valley Retexturing Hydrating Night Cream with Kashmiri Saffron & Night Jasmine-

Indus Valley Retexturing Night Cream is enriched with Organic Herbs like organic sandalwood oil, kokum butter, Wheat Germ oil, jojoba oil & Almond oil etc. For all skin types.

Uses-

Restores elasticity, prevent from skin sagging, make skin soft, nourishes skin, minimize fine lines of skin aging, moisturizes skin, reduces wrinkles.IMG_6302.JPGIMG_6303.JPG

THE PRICE-

The box is prices at Rs 2,300 but it is available on a sale price Rs 1,999

Buy it by clicking on this link- http://www.indus-valley.com/seasons-special/weekend-winter-care.htmlIMG_6319.JPG

MY VERDICT-

I was sent this box as a PR sample but the brand gave me my sweet time to test and try the products before writing this post. As all of you know my reviews are absolutely honest and I don’t mind bashing big brands and products if I have a problem with them.

All the products are very impressive. They are all 100% natural products. I did not have any adverse reactions to any of the products. The oils are great. They are absolutely pure and very effective. I love the coconut oil and almond oil. I have incorporated the night cream and the olive oil in my daily skin care routines. I would definitely continue using most of these products once winters are over.

Another good thing about this box is the price. There is no way in hell that you could buy all these amazing products for 1999. It’s so affordable. I just love this box would suggest people to try it.

I hope you find the review helpful. Don’t forget to stay connected on my social media accounts.

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See you again with a new blog post. Until them bye bye, take care.

Love- Barkha

Inatur Tea Tree Skin Clarifying Facial Gel – Review

Hello Everyone,

I have fallen in love with Inatur Herbals and their products. Everything that I have tried so far is super effective and skin friendly. Earlier I had reviewed their Oil Control face wash and today I am going to review their Tea Tree Skin Clarifying Facial Gel.

The Packaging:-

The gel comes in a dark brown coloured plastic bottle. The packaging is quite attractive and very handy.IMG_6221.JPGIMG_6229.JPG

Ingredients:-

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Price:-

₹ 650 for 200ml

Buy it here

About the product:-

INATUR Tea Tree skin clarifying facial gel is an alcohol-free and PH balanced facial gel enriched with pure essential oils, herbal complexes and anti-oxidants that are especially good for people with oily skin type.

It helps to remove acne-causing bacteria, excessive oil and blackheads while hydrating the skin.

It contains Aloe Vera extracts- that heal and hydrate the skin, Turmeric extracts- that enhance skin complexion, Tea Tree oil- that controls sebum production and acne, Neem extracts- that have antiseptic and anti microbial properties and Vitamin E- that is another anti-oxidant.

Application of this product gives a brighter, hydrated and softer skin.IMG_6223

Ideal for:-

Oily and Normal skin

Direction to use:-

Apply the Tea Tree skin clarifying facial gel directly onto clean face lightly with your fingertips. Massage until it gets completely absorbed into the skin. Avoid eye contact.

My experience with Tea Tree Clarifying Facial Gel:-

The Tea Tree Clarifying Facial Gel is a clear gel that smells strongly of tea tree, neem, aloe vera and other herbal ingredients. The smell is very refreshing.

Firstly lets talk about the skin problems that I was facing before I started using this product. My acne and acne scars were out of control. It was like I had hit puberty all over again 😦

I started using the gel along with Inatur Oil control face wash and it is doing wonders to my skin. My acne has reduced significantly and my acne spots are becoming lighter. Also my skin has started glowing. The gel gets absorbed quickly and does not feel sticky on my skin. My skin has been feeling hydrated and smoother since I have started using this Tea tree Face gel. The tea tree oil cures acne and also cures the scars created by them.IMG_6282.JPG

PROS:-

  • Cures acne
  • Lightens acne spots
  • Cures acne scars
  • 100% natural and cruelty free
  • Sulphate free
  • Smells good
  • Easily available
  • Dermatologically approved
  • For all skin types

CONS:-

  • Expensive

Will I ever use the Tea Tree skin clarifying facial gel 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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FACEBOOK- GIVE ME WINGS

Love- Barkha

 

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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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.

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 barkha.vyas06@gmail.com

Hope you guys have an amazing new month.

Love-Barkha 

February favourites 2017

Hey Everyone,

Its the beginning of a new month, that means its time for me to share my absolute favourite products of the previous month 🙂

February was a month of new launches. A lot of brands released some amazing products. So, makeup and skin care departments is stocked with a great deal of stuff to try on.

The best thing about all the products mentioned below is that they are very affordable and easily available.2017-03-06_17.32.52.jpg

1.PAC Cosmetics Big Eyes Magical Mascara :-

This dual wand mascara has become my current obsession. I am addicted to it. The mascara comes with 2 wands on its either ends. One is a normal thick wand, which is resembles the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. The other wand is a thin and perfect for your lower lash line.

Its great to see these Indian brands coming up with such good quality and affordable makeup. PAC cosmetics has really surprised me their recent launches and I am looking forward to try them all.img_2151IMG_2161.JPG

2. Pins and Patches from Ginger:-

In my previous blog post I talked about the recent trend of pins, patches, badges and brooches. Lifestyle stores included many sets of pins and patches in their latest collection and of course a bought quite a few of them. 🙂

These pins are marked at the price of Rs 199 for a set of three. Its always cool to mix and match them to create your own style and who does not want to stay on trend.img_2122

3. Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose water:-

I have been using this skin care delight for a few months now.  Rose water is the best natural toner known to mankind. Kama Ayurveda very cleverly have taken advantage of this fact and placed some distilled rose water in a spray on bottle.

Another great thing about this product is that it comes in a travel size bottle. Whenever you feel fatigued just spray on some rose water and you will feel refreshed instantly. Trust me guys, I have tried it and it works. I also mix it with my face pack for great results.IMG_2125.JPGIMG_2130.JPG

4. L.A girl Pro conceal HD high definition concealer:-

OH MY GOD. This is  the best concealer ever. This is not one of those hyped products that turn out to be good for nothing. All the beauty gurus swear about it.

This concealer has a brush at the end which makes the application and blending very easy.  It is Crease-resistant, has opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture.

The best part about it is that its easy available on Nykaa and amazon and is very affordable.IMG_2163.JPGIMG_2170.JPG

5. B Blunt High Definition Curl Defining Leave-In Cream :-

Curling my hair have always been a problem for me. My hair were always a frizzy mess and the curls never stayed in place. The B Blunt Curl leave-in cream changed it all. It enhances curls & waves and also tames frizz.

The very cute pink bottle with a pump just makes things more attractive and convenient. I have been using this leave-in for the last 2 weeks. The nozzle has a lock system, so it’s travel friendly and does not release a lot of product.IMG_2183.JPGIMG_2189.JPG

6. NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in the shade BLACK CHERRY:-

I remember those times when dark red shades were only for grannies. Now, berries are the bold new thing. This NYX extra creamy lipstick has become my go to favourite. The lipstick lasts for around 12 hours and the formulation is super creamy. IMG_2131.JPGIMG_2132.JPGIMG_2135.JPG

This is it!! These are my favourites from the month of feb. Do let me know in the comments if you have tried any of them.

Don’t forget to follow me on my instagram, facebook and snapchat. Lets stay connected.

I will see you soon with a new post soon.

Love-Barkha

NEW Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner- Super Black 01- FIRST IMPRESSION & REVIEW

Hello Everyone,

Just a few months ago Nykaa.com had launched their matte nailpaints and matte lipsticks. These products soon gained a lot of attention and were really appreciated by a lot of beauty and makeup experts. Now Nykaa has decided to expand their makeup range to EYES.

Most recently they launched their very own ‘Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner’ in the shade Super Black 01. I am all about Kohl, eyeliners and mascaras and therefore got my hand on it as soon as possible. 🙂 Now, lets see if this product actually stands up to its claims.079

PRODUCT CLAIMS:-

  • Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner – Super Black 01
    Well, hello pretty eyes! A bold release that packs a punch in just one swipe, Nykaa’s Black Magic Eyeliner is all you need to get your best eyes on. What’s great about this product is its melt, crack and run resistant properties. This refined liner glides perfectly across the lash line for a gorgeous fluid application, leaving you looking super sensational!

      • This eyeliner is dermatologically tested.
      • It has water resistant and high-pigment properties and is completely smudge proof.
      • It stays up to 10 hours.

This refined brush is perfect for easy application.

PRICE:-

Rs. 299 for 5 ml

FROM WHERE TO BUY IT:-

http://www.nykaa.com

MY FIRST IMPRESSION AND REVIEW:-

The eyeliner comes in a red colored paper box which is quite attractive and cool. The body of the eyeliner itself is black in color and matte in texture. The good part about the body is that the wand handle is very big and therefore easy to use. Coming to the bristles they are thin, soft and neatly packed. The thin bristles glide beautifully on your lids and are perfect for creating a neat winged eyeliner. It is water resistant as claimed by Nykaa but not waterproof. However it doesn’t last for 10 hours and starts cracking and disappearing from the edges in around 3-4 hours. It is smudge-proof but when rubbed a little aggressively it starts to crack from here and there.

Finally, I would like to say that for a decent price Nykaa has managed to do a more than decent job and I am very impressed by Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner.IMG_1972.JPGIMG_1979.JPGIMG_1985.JPGIMG_1987.JPGIMG_2043 - Copy.JPG

PROS:-

  • Coast effective
  • Chic packaging
  • Long wand handle
  • Thin and soft bristles
  • Good for creating thin and winged eyeliner
  • smudge-proof
  • Water resistant

CONS:-

  • Not waterproof
  • Does not lat for 10 hours as claimed by the brand
  • Needs touchups after every 3-4 hours
  • Bristles pickup a lot product at once
  • Needs a lot of layering to create thick and bold eyeliner looks

RATING:-

4/5

WOULD I BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN AND RECOMMEND IT TO OTHERS?

Absolutely. This is by far the best eyeliner in the lower price range column.

This will  be all  for today. I will soon be back with another exciting blog post. Please let me know in the comments below if you found this post helpful and let me know if you want me to try and test something for you guys. 🙂

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Love – Barkha

Jaquline USA Double use-Top & Base Coat and Peel off glitter base- New launches and review

Jaquline USA is a brand that excel in their nail care range and nail paints. Recently Jaquline USA just launched a great range of products in India. They are available online on http://www.newu.in and NewU stores all over the country. In India we have a wide care of nail decor things but nail care is largely neglected, therefore its exciting to see that finally we will have a great range of affordable nail care products to explore. The various products include nail growth oil, instant nail hardener, complete nail treatment, insta-dry polish, double use- top and base coat, peel off glitter base, nail nutrition, nail strengthener, ridge filler and bright look.

In this post I will be talking about two of the products:- Double use-Top & Base Coat and Peel off glitter base.161.JPG183.JPG

DOUBLE USE- TOP & BASE COAT

Performance-

Base Coat Protection-

  • Nail Surface is shielded with a smooth coating that grips nail color for longer lasting results.
  • Nail plate is protected from yellowing and stains.

Top Coat protection-

  • Nail color is locked in a mirror shield that leverages gloss to an opulent level.
  • Manicure wear is prolonged and efficiently protected against chipping.
  • The color is refreshed , boosted and preserved over time.

Ingredients-

Buyl  acetate,  ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, isopropyl alcohol, adipicacid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic co polymer, acetyl tributyl citrate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, polyvinyl butyral, n-butyl alcohol, benzophenone-3, D&C voilet 2

Price-

Rs 249/-

How to use it-

As a Base coat– Apply a coat of a the product on your bare nails just before applying the nail paint. This protects staining of your nails and helps the nail paint last longer.

As a Top Coat– Apply a coat of the clear plasticizer over your dried nail paint for longer lasting effect of the nail paint and a glossy finish to your nail paint.

My experience with the Double Use-Top & Base Coat-

I am absolutely in love with this product. A base coat and a top coat in a single bottle is a genius idea and I am so happy that Jaquilne USA executed this idea with great success. It is also very  affordable. I have used it quite a few times and must say it does its job as both a top coat and a base coat excellently.170.JPG176.JPG179.JPGPEEL-OFF GLITTER BASE

Performance-

  • Instantly removes glitter nail polish without the mess of acetone removal.
  • Allows frequent glitter changes, so perfect for party time or special occasions.
  • Nails are efficiently protected against staining and yellowing due to pigments discoloration.

Ingredients-

Aqua, polyvinyl acetate, phenoxyethanol, methyl ether, acrylates copolymer, dimethicone, ethylhexylglycerin, tocopheryl acetate

Price-

Rs 249/-

How to use it-

  1. Apply two coats of peel – off base on bare nails.
  2. Let dry for about 10 minutes until the film becomes transparent.
  3. Apply your favourite glitter nail polish on top.
  4. To remove, just peel it off.

My experience with the Peel–Off Glitter Base-

I am a huge fan of glitter, but glitter nail paints can be tricky. They are hard to remove and even when they do come out, they leave my nails feeling rough and weird. This product is an absolute brilliant idea. Its great when I go out partying on the weekends with my glitter nail paint and on Mondays I just have to peel it off to get ready for work.

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In conclusion I am glad Jaquiline USA along with NewU Dabur thought of bringing an affordable range of nail care products to India. I am very impressed with these Jaquiline USA nail care products and will surely be trying the rest of the nail care products in their range soon.