Friday, October 31, 2014

~Empties for the Month of October 2014~

Another very busy month comes to an end today.This month I couldn't give much time to my blog and posts as was busy in preparing for my friend's wedding.I hope I make it up for my blog next time.
Today's post is about the Empties of the month.Its second in the series as I did my first one last month.
Lets see in detail what are the empties of the month
Freeman's barefoot foot mist
Been using this product for a while now.Its really refreshing and at once gives yout tired feet some freshness.I recently bought another Foot mist because I wasnt able to find this one.
St.Ives Mineral Therapy Body wash
This is a good body wash,with a lovely light spa-ish smell.Ofcourse we trust St.Ives.
Freeman Body Soothing Lotion Cucumber and Aloe vera
I have never said Nay to any Freeman product.This one is also one of the best hydrating lotions I have used.
M&S Lemon Shower Cream
I got these in a gift set from a dear friend.Mostly used it in my trips and travel.
Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream
Burt's Bees is one of the best brands when it comes to organic products.Similarly with a lovely coconut smell this maked your feet soft as snow.
Boscia Luminizing Black Mask
I am really sad this finished.Very fast acting and wondrous results.
Rasasi Romance & Essence Like a first day in spring
Both of these are my favorite everyday perfumes.Romance has been my favorite for a long time now.
Review for Essence EUD Toilette is here
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
I tried this mascara in travel size .Here is the review.Since then I have been a very big fan of Hypnose Drama.I suggest it to all looking for a great mascara.
Do you like empties of the month type posts?
Have you used any of these products?
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

~Review:L'oreal Paris White Perfect Total 10 Day Cream~

L'oreal is a brand known to all.Whenever it launches a new product I am looking forward to try it and review it for you all on my blog.L'oreal recently launched a new range called Total 10 & I was sent a sample of its White Perfect day cream for trial and review.This product has been in my use for a month now.I feel like its the perfect time to review it.
The packaging of the sample was lovely.I really appreciate the effort of the team.
It was wrapped in a lovely blue wrapping paper & silky white ribbon.
Opening it up brought back the same joy of receiving something as a surprise.
& Here is the lovely White Perfect
It comes in a white cylindrical pump bottle with a transparent cap on top.The packaging is quite sturdy.Though when you hold it it feels light in your hands.This bottle contains 50ml of product.
The consistency of the product is neither runny nor hard,its very smooth and lotion like.Doesn't spill around or create a mess.The color of the lotion is the lightest tone of lilac.My camera couldn't catch the shade and shows it white in the picture.The scent is also very light notes of lavender.
White Perfect just applied
applied and absorbing 
even toned bright skin
This product claims to provide a total of 10 benefits to the skin thats why its called Total 10 or 10 dimensions.Lets have a look at what it really does and what it doesnt.Five benefits are in the skin whitening range and five are skin protection benefits.
Skin whitening Benefits:
FAIRER SKIN: Not visible in a month but may be with continuous use of 3-4 months
ANTI DARK SPOT:There aren't really many dark spots on my skin so I cant say much about it
EVEN TONE: Yes entirely
Skin Protection Benefits:
ANTI OXIDATION:The presence of Vitamin C,A or beta carotene in creams provides protection against free radical damage.
ANTI POLLUTION:Specially designed and made to keep the pollution away from the skin.Yes it helps.
ANTI OILINESS EFFECT:Yes it keeps my oily skin matte and I am happy with it.Well it is now winters but who aint going to love a matte face.Its the best for oily skin.
ANTI UVA & ANTI UVB:It provides protection UVA & UVB rays that cause pre mature skin aging,eye damages & skin cancers.
My skin is oily and therefore I was looking forward to emphasize the anti oiliness effect.It satisfies me on that note and also gives me added benefits that are important to look for in a daily use cream.I really am satisfied after knowing all the protection elements that are there.Each creams promises fairness but doesn't provide protection against the risks of ozone penetrating layers and pollution.
I would definitely buy this product again.L'oreal once again wins.
This product is priced at Rs.999.Some of you may find the price somewhat expensive but the same rule applies.A little product goes a long way.I assume a 50 ml bottle will definitely last 2-3 months.Thats good enough then.
For more details visit L'oreal on Facebook here
You can find this product at all leading drugstores nationwide.
Have you used any L'oreal skincare product before?
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

~Review & Swatches:Benefit They're Real Push up Liner~

This product that I am reviewing today has been creating a lot of hype lately.Everyone from the beauty related field was talking about it as soon as it was launched.It was like you didnt had this you were missing something real good and worth having.So as soon as I spotted it with its other counterpart the They're real Mascara I knew I had to get my hands on these.Today I ll be reviewing the deluxe size They're Real Push up liner.

This deluxe size comes with the Benefit The Real Steal Limited Edition Set that contains the Full Size They're Real Mascara,They're Real Push up liner Deluxe Sample and Remover Individual sample
A Little about the Push up liner:
It’s the FIRST EVER lash-hugging gel liner in a pen! This matte black gel formula won’t smudge, budge or dry out, and the innovative soft AccuFlex™ Tip hugs your lashline from corner to corner. The closer the line, the bigger the eye!
~My Experience with Benefit They're Real Push up Liner~
The packaging of the liner is really attractive.Infact it is a fact that Benefit Cosmetics is known for their cute and attractive packaging.Its cap clasps upon it tightly and comes off when rotated anti clockswise.The tip is plugged with an orange color stopper.

Take off the plug.twist the base of the liner.Some of the liquid will appear on the tip of the liner.The important thing to remember while applying the liner is that this is not a liquid eye liner but gel.It will tend to be a bit drier when applying.You may have to rotate the base couple of times in the beginning as its called the push up liner.Once adequate amount is present on the tip you will get a better application.

After application I put the plug back inside so that it wouldnt turn out dry.My first cat eye look with this liner was pretty easy and precise.It was not difficult for me to apply the winged/cat look because i am used it in everyday routine.It might be difficult to draw cat eye from this push up liner if you are new at learning eye make up techniques.
This was my first time with the push up liner:
What do you say?
Here's a more complete look

I am impressed by the staying power and the pigmentation.Its actually pure matte black.The tip of the liner is designed in such a way that it bends at any angle possible and reaches the closest to the lash line.With a good stable hand and practice you can become a cat eye expert with this liner.
It claims a staying power of 24 hours.To be honest I havent tried it for that long.But a maximum for 8-9 hours that is pretty good enough.Its surely waterproof so one should not worry.You can wear push up liner and go Dance in the Rain!
The dry swatch is when I didnt twist the bottom of the liner whereas the black swatch is when there was adequate amount on the tip.
This liner with the kit is for $24 on Benefits's Website here
The original size is selling individually for $24 as well here
I got these from online facebook page called BELLS for Rs.3350 which I think is a good price for the whole size mascara and deluxe liner.
I really wanted to try the mascara too so I ordered these from them.
The service and coordination with BELLS was lovely.
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