Beauty Check - Part 2

Hey gals! As I said earlier that I am starting a series of posts that would give some beauty related information from worldwide cosmetics and beauty sites, I come across while surfing the net. So here is the second part of the series and it is also related to nail art :D You may think I am going crazy for nail arts but I have to tell you, I am just amazed with the creativity the polish addicts come up with everyday and thought of sharing the same with all of you and make you go a little crazy for nail-arts like me :D

Today's topic would be Water Marbling. 

All images taken from Google

Don't they just look awesome. Here is the process of how you can do it:
  • Fill a shallow, wide-mouthed cup or bowl about 90% full with water. 
  • Add desired colors of paint to the water. Have your paints open and ready to go, as they will harden quickly on the surface of the water. Drop a drop or two of the colors you want to use on top of the water. A high-quality nail polish works best for this method. 
  • Create the marbled design in the water. Repeatedly drag a pin or toothpick through the the surface. 
  • Use a cotton swab to remove the excess polish from the surface while your nail is still submerged in the water. 
  • Remove nail from water and use a cotton swab (with acetone if necessary), to clean up the edges and remove polish from the finger. (Info From Wiki)
Here are some tutorial videos I liked on YouTube. Go and watch and try them out. Let me know how was it!!

 

 


Hope you guys enjoyed the post! :)

P.S: I crossed 60 subscribers...YAY!! Thank you all for reading,commenting and supporting my blog :-*

Nature's Brilliance By Sue TM Pomegranate Cream Lip Gloss – Shade Coral Reef Review

Hey ya!! Today I am about to review the Cream Lip Gloss I have received, along with eye shadow (reviewed here) samples from Nature's Brilliance By Sue, a few weeks back.
 
ABOUT:
A line of natural mineral make-up and organic skin and body care products suitable for all skin types, even those with multiple allergies.
Nature's Brilliance By Sue will not sell any product that is not 100% Natural or Organic and has not been tested by the owner herself. 

PRICE: $7.00/ Rs.307.7 (SALE PRICE: $6.00/Rs. 263.7 now)

QUANTITY: 0.30 oz./ 8.50485 g (full size. Sample size also available)




INGREDIENTS: Pomegranate Butter (Pomegranate Fruit, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil), Castor Seed Oil, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Glycerin (Veg.), Lecithin (Veg.), Jojoba Protein HP, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Natural Vitamin E and Vitamin C, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Mica and Iron Oxide. 

MY EXPERIENCE:


I just love..love..love this product. I am using it daily to my classes. As I am not fond of dark lippies, I use it with light hand and it just brightens up my face. 


WHAT I LIKED:

  • It has a fresh fruity smell which I like.
  • It is highly pigmented and the color is buildable.
  • The texture is very silky and creamy but not heavy on the lips.
  • Doesn't give any sticky feeling which I like the most about this product.
  • Stays put until you touch/rub it off or take meals and swallow it up.
  • Doesn’t feather/settle into fine lines or doesn’t dry out lips.
  • Only a slight amount is required.
  • Lots of shades available.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:

  • Though it is a gloss it doesn’t give any glossy effect, rather a creamy sheen more like lipsticks!
  • Comes in a cute, small sturdy tub. But it makes application bit messy and unhygienic! I prefer tubes.
  • Transfers to objects when touched.
  • Available through their website only.
***UPDATE: You can buy from their website through any of the following options Mastercard, Visa, Discover and Amex Express, and if done through the mail,they accept Money Orders too. Sorry for the misinformation about having a Paypal account. 

VERDICT: 
I surely recommend it if you don’t have any qualms for online shopping.
Now some great news. Sue is allowing a 10% discount on any order from her product range to all my lovely readers.
Go to their website. Choose your products.
Type in the following Coupon Code while checkout/billing:
" POOJAG10 ".
There is no expiration / no minimum shopping rules attached. :)


RATINGS:  4.75 out of 5         
**Products sent by PR for consideration. I am not related to the company by any means.Only honest review is given.

Nature's Brilliance By Sue TM Mineral Eye Color Review


Hello ladies! Today I am about to review the eyeshadows I have received from Nature's Brilliance By Sue a few weeks back and told you about. Remember? Click here to know more.

ABOUT:
A line of natural mineral make-up and organic skin and body care products suitable for all skin types, even those with multiple allergies.
Nature's Brilliance By Sue will not sell any product that is not 100% Natural or Organic and has not been tested by the owner herself.



PRICE: $6.00/ Rs. 263.7 (SALE PRICE: $5.00/Rs.219.8 now)

QUANTITY: .035 oz / 0.992233 g (full size) Sample size also available.

INGREDIENTS: All eye colors are made from the best minerals: mica, iron oxide, titanium dioxide. The matte shades are also made with Serecite (uncolored mica).

MY EXPERIENCE:
The Mineral Eye Colors are superbly pigmented, smooth to apply, decent lasting power. Following is my take on the product.




Here are some of them on me. Please excuse my sloppy application. I am not a pro at this. I have applied the eyeshadow on my eyes done with concealer and set with some powder and applied only mascara.

WHAT I LIKED:

  • All the shades were highly pigmented and were super shimmery except the Pine (matte dark green) shade.
  • Smooth silky application.
  • Stays on for longer hours.
  • Didn’t crease even after 4-5hrs.
  • Comes off easily with water/cleanser.
  • They didn’t irritate my eyes or surrounding area at all (I have sensitive dry-combi skin).
  • Though I am not a pro but I liked the Blushing Pink, Tourmaline as they are great shades that would suit most of the skintones.
  • You can get sample sizes to try out the different colors.
  • Lots of colors to choose from.
  • Packaging in the tub is decent.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:

  • Since they are loose pigments there is a bit of fall outs during application.
  • Gold Royalty and Robin’s Egg didn’t suit my skintone. They were too bright for my liking.
  • Available through their website only.
***UPDATE: You can buy from their website through any of the following options Mastercard, Visa, Discover and Amex Express, and if done through the mail,they accept Money Orders too. Sorry for the misconception about having a Paypal account. 

    VERDICT: 

    I liked the texture and quality of the products. If you  love buying makeup online then go ahead and try their colors definitely.
    Sue is allowing a 10% discount on any order from her product range to all my lovely readers.
    Go to their website. Choose your products. 
    Type in the following Coupon Code while checkout/billing:" POOJAG10 ".
    There is no expiration / no minimum shopping rules attached. :)

    RATINGS:  4.5 out of 5 
    **Products sent by PR for consideration. I am not related to the company by  any means.Only honest review is given.

    Oriflame Lash Explosion Mascara Review


    Hey all my lovely readers. Today I am going to review the Oriflame Lash Explosion Mascara that I have been using for the last month.
    Since I don’t use much makeup on daily basis, things like mascara gets quite neglected most of the times by me :P. Yet I wanted to try one and decided to go for Oriflame. I wanted to buy the Oriflame Giordani Gold VIP Volume Mascara but it was out of stock so went for this one as per the suggestion of the representative I got it through.



    PRICE:  Rs.398 (Catalogue discount: Rs. 198)

    QUANTITY: 2 x 5 ml



    INGREDIENTS: AQUA, PARAFFIN, CERA ALBA, CERA CARNAUBA, STEARIC ACID, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ACACIA SENEGAL, TRIETHANOLAMINE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, VP/ VA COPOLYMER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, NYLON-12, METHYLPARABEN, DISODIUM EDTA, PANTHENOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLPARABEN, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, BHT, CETEARETH-20, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL (From website)


    WHAT IT CLAIMS:

    Dual-ended black mascara for the ultimate spectacular lash look. The first coat gives stunning length and the second coat gives extreme volume. The result is ultra-dramatic, super-size lashes.


    MY EXPERIENCE:
    I used this mascara with and without any basic/proper eye makeup. I can say that I never felt any undying love for this mascara hence the list of cons will be a bit larger, so BEWARE!


    WHAT I LIKED:

    • It comes with this new technology of first lengthening and then volumizing up your lashes which intrigued me.
    • The mascara didn’t give much clumps on my eyes.
    • Price on discount was quite reasonable.
    • Packaging is attractive enough.
    • When I applied it on my eye makeup done with concealer, eyeshadow, kohl liner, the effect seemed nice and proper. I concluded one need to be patient while doing the eye makeup and take time to apply the mascara properly, only then it might work!

    WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:

    • I feel the product I received is quite dried up. Don’t know if the consistency is just like that or is it only my product.
    • The mascara gives me spiky straight lashes if not applied properly. Needs multiple coats of both the sides to lengthen and volumize up your lashes.
    • The Length side worked a little and separated the lashes, even the small ones, however the Volume part failed to volumize even a bit.
    • I am not a pro but I didn’t feel the bristles of the brush were decent enough to do the job it claims.
    • No Mfg. date is given on the product. Only the import date is given! I don’t like it as one doesn’t get the idea when the product will be expired!
    • The original price is a turnoff. One could get better mascaras from other brands at that price.
    • Available through Oriflame consultants only.


    VERDICT:
    No I won’t buy this again and won’t recommend you to buy this one.


    RATINGS:  3 out of 5

    Himalaya Herbals Cream & Honey Soap Review

    Hey friends! How are you all?
    Me feeling so lazy this weekend. But thought of reviewing the Himalaya Herbals Cream & Honey Soap today before I end using it and completely forget how it was!
    I bought it along with Cucumber one (read my review here) from Spencer’s store during some grocery shopping with my mom.


    PRICE: Rs.30
    QUANTITY: 125gm

    INGREDIENTS & WHAT IT CLAIMS:


    MY EXPERIENCE:
    I have been using it for last 10-12 days. Here is what I like or not like about it.

    WHAT I LIKED:
    • It has a sweet subtle smell of milk with honey which I like but it doesn’t linger on for much time.
    • It is a mild soap for all types of skin and it is has a very silky soapy texture if you get what I mean.
    • Himalaya products promise to be made from herbal extracts.
    • Moderately priced for a normal soap.

    WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:
    • It doesn’t live up to its claim of any rejuvenating / moisturising effect.
    • Can be a bit drying for very dry skin.
    • Can become wiggly/melt away with water if not stored properly in a dry case.

    VERDICT:
    Since I didn’t expect any great things from this product I am not much disappointed. Oily / Normal skin people can use this. A good, herbal soap at this price is surely a bargain!

    RATINGS: 4 out of 5

    More awards to my humble blog :)

    Hey all. Someone made this day extra special for me!!
    Yes my blog has been again awarded by some beautiful awards. I am deeply honoured and this time the honour was given to me by the lovely Pandora`s Box who blogs about one of my fav things, PERFUMES! Thank you so much. I don't have words to express how happy I am to receive these awards from you!

    So here are the 5 awards she sent me :)






    The rules were same as my last award. I have already done them HERE.

    1. Link back and thank the person who tagged you.
    2. Post seven things about yourself and answer the list of favorite questions.
    3. Pass these awards to 15 bloggers.
    4. Notify the lucky bloggers who got these awards.

    Name your favorite colors:
    Name your favorite song:
    Name your favorite dessert:
    What pisses you off:
    When your upset you:
    Your favorite pet:
    Black or white:
    Your biggest fear:
    Best feature:
    Everyday Attitude:
    What is perfection:
    Guilty pleasure:


    I would love to forward all the 5 awards to the following blogs which I love to read about (in no particular order) :)

    1. Confessions Of A Small Town Girl ♥

    2. Makeup and Beauty Reviews!!

    3. Konad Addict

    4. Addicted to Blush 

    5. Blushing Noir

    6. Haute Lacquer 

    7. sugar,spice and all dat's NICE

    8. INDIAN BEAUTY CENTRAL 

    9. Makeup Monologue 

    10. New Love 

    11. Beauty Diaries

    12. Colores de Carol  

    13. I love Shopping  

    14. Kawaii Barbie  

    15. Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

     Congrats to u all....All the other blogs I follow or those who follow me I want to tell you that I read and love you all to the bits. All you guys are awesome and thanks for all your support!. :-*

     



    Product Information: Liz Earle

    Hello beauties! As promised I am here again with a new product information. :)

    Do you know all UK and US beauties are raving about which skincare products these days? Well it is Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser. 
    I would also like to tell you about another product from their range which I came across on their website and liked is their Foot Repair Moisturiser™.

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    About Liz Earle : 
    Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare offer simple, no-fuss beauty products that really work on all skin types by harnessing the potent powers of the finest naturally active ingredients.

    Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser: 

    We only make one cleanser because this formulation is the ultimate in concentrated yet gentle cleansing power and works on every age and skin type. 




    Our plant-based cleanser has a 2-phase action, phase 1 is the cleansing. Free from mineral oil, it has a rich and creamy texture and swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make-up, even stubborn mascara. Phase 2 is the polishing. Polish off the cream using the pure muslin cloth to help gently dislodge dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin.
    Naturally active ingredients include eucalyptus and cocoa butter for smoother, clearer skin.
    Suitable for all skin types.

    Foot Repair Moisturiser™ :

    Made with softening avocado and wheatgerm oils plus shea butter, Foot Repair Moisturiser sinks in fast to deeply moisturise and smooth dry skin on heels and soles. This heavenly cream provides relief to tired, aching feet and lower legs and keeps them smelling sweet.

    Gently massage in with upward strokes especially heels, rough or dry areas and lower legs.
    Naturally active ingredients include shea butter (sourced through an African women’s co-operative), softening avocado oil and wheatgerm oil.

    Suitable for all skin types

    ************From Liz Earle Website**************

    I received the package from Liz Earle today afternoon. The Liz Earle team has been kind enough to send me 100ml Foot Repair Moisturiser™ when I told them about my dry hands/feet problem along with a 30 ml Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser sample and 1 pure Muslin Cloth, to try out. 


    And also a sweet hand written note. I am just so touched by this gesture that even being such a huge company they make each customer feel so important! It just took 7 days for the package to arrive from UK. I am glad with their shipping, handling and delivery service. All the products were packed securely. The products itself were completely sealed. I am really ecstatic to try these out and would soon come up with their reviews. Watch out this space for more! :)

    **Product sent by PR for consideration but it doesn't influence my honest opinion!

    Haul in mail + Review + NOTD

    Hello beauties!
    How many of you just jump with joy when your mail arrives that contains the lovely goodies you have ordered that you have been waiting for. Okay I know all of you do :P

    If you remember I have started a new post-series called Beauty Check and in the first part of the series I have told you about Konad Nail Art. Remember? No? Check it out here.

    I received a discount code for http://nailsandbeauty.in/ and was browsing through the site and came across the Konad nail stamping kit. They had variety of options. I liked the KONAD 108 Set D Price: Rs.625.00 , and I just added it in the cart to see the whole price (-discount) billing and payment option etc.





    I never meant to click on the buy button but it got clicked anyways. I swear I didn't! :P 
    Okay maybe I did. Someone save ME!! I am becoming online-shopaholic!! :-O 
     

    So finally the order arrived on Saturday. They delivered the order in just 4 days! Oh they give Cash (Read Cheque) On Delivery option too. Below are the pics of my goodies!




    So coming back to the jumping-with-joy scene. I was ecstatic to try it then and there. But alas! I failed, failed and failed again. So after some 10-15 attempts I got around to work it for me. In the following pic I applied a red coat as base and then special Konad polish in white for the design. No top coat as I don't have one now.



    Well it is still not neat and I have to learn to use it properly.

    PRICE: Rs.625 (after discount I got it around for Rs.512)

    CONTENTS:  
             2 Small Special Polishes - 5ml (Red, White)
             1 Image Plate - M3
             1 Scraper & Stamp 
             1 Booklet  
     
    MY EXPERIENCE: 
    • Online shopping with Nails and Beauty was a nice 
      experience. Superb fast delivery + COD option + free shipping 
      but they add some taxes.  
    • The package came with loads of bubble wraps so the 
      product arrived safely. 
    • The Konad special polishes are thick so they shouldn't be 
      used as normal nailpolishes, otherwise you would spend 
      buckets of remover to get rid of them. 
    • I had a hard time to get around to use it properly. 
      The application is quite messy as you need to be 
      fast on hands at the same time save your nails 
      from getting ruined and requires loads of remover to
      get the polish off from the scraper and plates.
    •  The plate I received have so small useless designs.
      Only one design worked well for me which I am 
      wearing in the pic above. 
    All in all it was quite an experience for me. Hope you all would try
    some Konad Nail Art sometime. It is fun when you get a knack of it.
    
    
    RATINGS: 4 out of 5
     
    * Blogger is giving me a hard time today. Sorry if the
     post writing looks odd from the regular ones.
      

    Nivea Whitening Deodorant Spray Review

    What do you do when you see a girl with white, smooth underarms skin which is “whiter” and “smoother” than your cheeks probably? When I saw the commercial ad for this product I was almost jumping out of my chair and go and get this product. Dark patches on underarms skin can make one shy of wearing sleeveless dresses. And miss on so much fun and fashion. Ask me I know!


    Okay so all that gibberish intro was to tell you that I am going to review the Nivea Whitening Deodorant Spray today which I have been using on-off for the past month. First let me tell you I prefer perfumes and was always slighted by deos esp. with those having citrusy smells. How I hate them! So I was a bit sceptical to buy the deo but I had to get it after all the promises the product made.





    PRICE: Rs.179  

    QUANTITY: 150ml


    DIRECTIONS TO USE AND INGREDIENTS: 

    Click to enlarge pics
     

    WHAT IT CLAIMS:

    • Visibly fairer underarms.
    • 48 hr. reliable anti-perspirant protection.
    • Feminine long lasting fragrance.
    • Skin tolerance dermatologically proven.


    MY EXPERIENCE:
    I have been using this deo for some 3-4 weeks. Though I don’t use it regularly still have used it quite a bit till now to be able to review it.


    WHAT I LIKED:

    • It has got the typical Nivea cream smell. So if you are fond of that smell your olfactory senses won’t be irritated.
    • It claims to give 48 hr. protection from perspiration. I am not sure about 48hr claim as I bathe daily :P :)) But yes on normal humid days it controls perspiration to some extent but on really hot-humid days where you just start melting like anything it fails to do any trick.
    • Doesn’t stain clothes.
    • The bottle is travel friendly and the nozzle mouth is shaped to fit your finger. Needs a bit hard push to get the spray out.
    • Stays on for some 5-6hrs easily. After that I can’t smell it on me much. Only a slight trace maybe if I smell really hard :P
    • Price is okay and fit in your pocket if you go for deos.

    WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:

    • No recommendable/visible skin lightening occurred. Okay… a tiny negligible amount maybe.
    • If applied on broken skin it hurts like anything!

    VERDICT:
    This disappointed me after all those crappy promises it made :( but then again you need to be a little patient with these kind of skin lightening products. I might give this another try (the last one only) and see if it does live up to the expectations. This is a nice regular deo. So if you are just fond of collecting deos you might try this. Otherwise you may be disappointed with other claims of the product.

    RATINGS: 3.5 out of 5 

    N.B: I have 50+ followers. Yay! :) Thank you all for supporting, reading and commenting on my posts. All these really motivates me to continue like this. :)

    Tagged for My Summer Besties

    Thanks to ZatZ from Pink Clouds who tagged me to do a post on my summer besties. Since I don't buy too many products at the same time and continue to use what I buy if I like it. So following are some of the products I loved this summer ( ...errm I would say all seasons! ) 

    1) Vaseline Healthy White Skin Lightening Body Milk - My all season HG Body Lotion



    2) Makari de Suisse Whitening Exfoliating Antiseptic Soap








    3) Shahnaz Hussain Forever: Henna Precious Herb Mix 



    4)L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Shampoo 



    5) Fiama Di Wills Shower gel – Exotic Dream



    6) Lotus Herbals Lip Therapy – Cherry 


    7) Lotus Herbals Hypnotica Eye Contour Definer


    8) Lakmé Perfect Radiance Multi-mineral Skin Lightening Compact – Beige Honey 


    This is what I have been using this summer. Now let's tag other beauties to show us their summer besties.


    I love Shopping

    INDIAN BEAUTY CENTRAL 

    Pretty Edgy Nail

    Makeup and Beauty Reviews!!   

    Live, Laugh, Love and Lipgloss

    Konad Addict   

    Confessions Of A Small Town Girl ♥    

    Bamboozle Beauty Blog 


     

    A mini post

    Just wanted to share something cute. My MOM THE GREAT just made this necklace out of a beaded bracelet which I never got a chance to use. Doesn't this look a superb piece!! Thanx Mom! :-*



    L'Oreal Total Repair 5 - Total Repairing Masque Review

    Hello Beauties!

    Those who have read my early blog posts might have read my post where I was raving about my HG L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Shampoo . After my experience with the shampoo I braved to try out the Total Repairing Masque from this range. I have used this quite a few times and I am able to review it now.

     

     

    WHAT THE PRODUCT CLAIMS: 

    The 1st Total Repair for damaged hair with Ceramide cement that fights five hair problem- Hair fall, dryness, roughness, Dullness and Splits Ends. ”

     


    PRICE:  Rs.325

    QUANTITY: 200gm

    INGREDIENTS: Not listed.




    MY EXPERIENCE:
    I have dry, frizzy hair; hence to tame the frizz and adding smoothness to my hair I bought this repairing masque. I apply it on my damp hair only and not the roots and comb through my hair with fingers. However unlike given in the directions to use to leave it for 2mins. I keep it on for around 15-20mins for deep conditioning and then wash it off. Following is my take on the product,

    WHAT I LIKED:
    • The cream has a soft consistency. It is neither too thick nor too runny. Application is smooth and even.
    • On the day of application the hair does feel smooth and soft and shiny ( I accrue some …err most of that to the shampoo).
    • The 200 gm pack would last really long. Since I use it once every week for deep conditioning I have still 3/4th of the qty. left and I have already used it 6-7 times.
    • As it would last so long the price tag would not pinch much.
    • It has a subtle smell which disappears after 1-2 hrs of washing it off.
    • It didn’t make my hair look limp like other hair creams.

    WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:
    • It doesn’t tame my frizzy hair. I am still on the hunt for the miracle product that can tame the frizzyness of my hair and make it smooth and straight.
    • It didn’t show any considerable change in my hairfall problem.
    • Also whatever effect it gives lasts only till the next wash.
    • No ingredients list is given. So that might be a turnoff for many.
    • It comes in a tub packaging which is unhygienic. I wish it were in a bottle or tube.

    VERDICT:

    After using this range I have seen considerable change in my hair in the past six months but that is more because of the shampoo I would say. This product gives me mixed feelings. I would like to try some other masque and I am still on the hunt so would give this a pass. I would recommend this only to those who are suffering from dull / shineless hair and needs to volume up hair a bit .

    RATINGS: 3.75 out of 5