Monday, December 5, 2016

Banggood.com - My holiday wishlist for make up

Hello everyone,
We all look for good deals online in terms of make up, clothing now especially when Christmas is almost here and its holiday and party season. While there are many websites in India there are some based abroad who have a good array of products in all categories be it home decor, technology, make up, fashion etc. While browsing through online stores I came across Banggood.com and was amazed by the variety of products and amazing deals.





What is Banggood.com all about??
They have over 70,000 products across a wide range of categories including: apple accessories, cell phones, electronics, RC toys, LED lights, clothing, beauty, jewelry, and watches.  Every product they sell has been carefully selected to offer the best quality and highest value. To stay fashionable and current they  are continually in the process of updating our product offerings to provide the latest gadgets electronics fashion and more.

As a beauty enthusiast I do keep on trying make up which is affordable and inexpensive and have featured them many times on the blog. They have a decent variety of makeup items and I am going to tell you about the products which are on my Beauty Wish list:
1. MAANGE Professional Makeup Brush White Handle Chubby Foundation Powder Flat BB Cream
I have been eyeing this brush for a while. It is perfect for powder, foundation, BB cream and makes a great companion while travelling





2.MAANGE 5pcs Makeup Brushes Kit Set Foundation Blush Powder Cosmetics
These are face brushes and a dupe of the Real Technique ones. I want this set as I find it to be a complete face brush kit for foundation, powder, contouring, highlighting etc.






3. 6 Colors Shimmer EyeShadow Matte Palette Set Eye Makeup Cosmetic Portable
I love this palette as I am a neutral eyeshadow girl all the way. It has 6 colors and are perfect for everyday use and otherwise as well.




So these were the items in my wishlist. You can never have too many make up brushes or make up right?? Do check this website for a wide range of affordable products. Also let me know in the comments section if you have heard of this website before???

Until next time.. Take care xoxo

















Friday, December 2, 2016

C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD

Hello everyone,
Almost two and a half years ago I had been to the Professional Beauty India Make up expo in Goregaon, Mumbai (2014) which is basically a make up, hair care, nail and skin exhibition of all sorts. Different brands put up their stalls to display their products and offer a good discount to the professionals who wish to buy from them. At that time I did not know what can a blogger do there as we were not given any importance to be honest. A blogger's job is to promote but nobody understood that and somehow I felt it was useless for us. So having nothing to do at that time I did attend it, you can check the pics HERE Nevertheless it was a good and unique experience and we always learn something don't we???



C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD

Roaming here and there I spotted many brands like Aroma Magic, Inveda, Kryolan,Diana of London, Fat Mu etc There were also some brands like the one I discovered then called C2P Professional Beauty. They had a good range of make up very inexpensive and of good quality. My friend had picked up a lipstick and it was good. So I got contacted by them after I had written to them ages ago and they were kind enough to send me some of their products from the professional line. I shall be talking about C2P Professional Make up Nail colors. I have 3 shades to talk about. If you wish to know more please keep on reading.....

Dyana International is the company introduced C2P products in the market and was founded in August 1990.They have 2 sub  brands under their belt: 
Amura cosmetics which is a basic line of makeup with kajal, eye shadow, mascara lipsticks etc and 
 C2P (Cosmetics to Professional) which has a wide range of make up like HD foundation, pressed powder, nail paints, lipsticks, eyeshadow and also make up brushes. The quality is great and is apt for use by makeup artists/professionals or even by  you and me.

Price: Rs.195/- for 9 ml
You can check out their products on Snapdeal HERE or their website HERE
You can also check out their Facebook page HERE

Packaging:
The nail paints come in a transparent round bottle with the logo on the front and the ingredients are also mentioned but there is no mention of price on it or the quantity, strange!! There is no name but a number which is on the applicator at the top. The wand is short and basic and in my opinion does a good job especially if someone has small and short nails like on the feet if you know what I mean. Overall simple yet effective packaging.


C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD


Shade no. 54 is a bright orange tomato red. It has a glossy finish and no shimmer. This is a perfect party red color perfect for this season.


C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD

C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD


C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD


Shade no. 58 is a reddish pink color i.e red mixed with pink. It has fine shimmer which makes it metallic.This shade will suit everyone and perfect for brides as well.


C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD


C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD


C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD

Shade no. 84 is a beautiful shimmery gold color with a hint of orange to it. I am a big fan of gold nail paints and this one looks lovely on me.


C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD

C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD


C2P Professional Make up Nail Color Review, Swatches & NOTD

All 3 nail paints are quite thin in consistency which in a way is a good thing as they won't get thick that soon.One coat would not be enough as it would go sheer. You would need to re - apply 2 to 3 coats for a nice opaque color on the nails which is ok in my opinion.There is no funky smell and in my opinion the quality is really good. It lasts upto 5 days with 3 coats and then would start wearing off from the tip. With a top coat it may last longer.It is a professional line of nail polishes and can be purchased by commoners and make up artists alike. I have mentioned the link above from where you can check these out and buy them.Overall I find them amazing and I highly recommend you to check these nail paints out.

MLWM Rating:4.5/5

I hope this review was useful and informative to all those reading.So what do you guys think of these nail paints?? Have you heard about them before or tried them?? Do let me know in the comments section.


Until next time.. Take care xoxo















Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bornprettystore 28 Colors Eye Makeup Natural Warm Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Hello everyone,
Hope your weekend went well and my friends living abroad had an amazing Black Friday and Thanksgiving. Do let me know in the comments section what did you buy would love to know. Recently I have been testing all new make up, if you follow me on my social media like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat you would know that. I hauled 2 palettes from Bornprettystore recently one is an eyeshadow palette and the other is a concealer palette which I am very excited about. So today I shall be sharing my views on Bornprettystore 28 Colors Eye Makeup Natural Warm Eyeshadow Palette. If you wish to know more, please keep on reading.....


Bornprettystore 28 Colors Eye Makeup Natural Warm Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


Ingredients:



Price: USD $10.50. Available online HERE
Product code: #12757

Shipping is FREE and there is no Minimum amount :) 
Also  do not forget to use my code HATT10 on your complete order to get 10% off (This is not an affiliate link)

About Bornprettystore:
The store  is based in Hong Kong does sell a variety of goodies from makeup, makeup tools, jewellery, Nail art stuff, Watches etc. I have reviewed a lot of their fashion jewellery but they also do have make up, make up brushes and other tools which I have been exploring in the last few months.


Bornprettystore 28 Colors Eye Makeup Natural Warm Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Packaging:
The eyeshadow came in a cardboard black box and the palette was bubble wrapped inside to avoid scratches which I felt was amazing and very thoughtful. I was impressed how they wrapped both the palettes nothing can damaged or shattered,happy me. The palette has nothing written over it, it is plain and matte black.It comes with a clean film to protect the eyeshadows but no applicator which I feel is ok as I find them useless but I feel a mirror would have been amazing. These palettes can be fragile and hence I am not surely if you can travel with them if you carry it carefully.


Bornprettystore 28 Colors Eye Makeup Natural Warm Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Bornprettystore 28 Colors Eye Makeup Natural Warm Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

The palette has 28 colors as mentioned in the title. I was looking for a neutral eyeshadow palette as  I am a neutral girl all the way. The palette has amazing array of colors, it is a mixture of satin/metallic and matte eyeshadows.I felt the satin and metallic shades were more pigmented than the lighter matte ones.I would suggest using  a base or eyeshadow primer with these. One can also use a make up fix spray, rose water, plain water for more intensity.I have swatched some of the colors as it was difficult for me to show it on the hand as many colors are very light. I used the palette to create an eyelook below, hope you like it.I have used shade no.2 from row no.3 and in the crease and shade no.7 in the last.

Overall this palette is amazing for beginners and those who prefer light and neutral make up on a daily basis. For the price you get 28 colors to play with, which is commendable. It is value for money and must try in my opinion.

MLWM Rating: 4.3/5

I hope this review was useful and informative to all those reading. Please leave a comment below with your thoughts. Have you shopped from Bornprettystore before???

Until next time... Take care xoxo


Friday, November 25, 2016

New Giordani Gold Make up Range by Oriflame - Overview

Hello everyone,
If you follow me on my social media handle Instagram and Snapchat which I update everyday, you would know that I had attended the after party hosted by Oriflame India to celebrate the suceess and launch of their newly revamped Giordani Gold Make up range at St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai on the 18th of November.It was an amazing evening together with fellow girly bloggers and what made it more special was,we got to interact with the ever gorgeous Bollywood Actress Sonali Bendre who has been the face of Oriflame for last 5 years.

New Giordani Gold Make up Range by Oriflame

In this post I am going to share with you about their newest launches from their revamped Giordani Gold make up range. We did get a lavish goodie bag from Oriflame India containing some of their newest launches and I will share the pictures in this post as well for rest of their products you can always visit their website.

Where to buy: Oriflame products are exclusively sold through their Independent Oriflame consultants all across India.

So let me show and tell you what they have launched:
1. Giordani Gold CC cream
Price: Rs.999/-  for 40 ml
They are available in 2 shades- Light and Natural
I got the Natural one. Not sure if it would suit me as I am yet to try it.

New Giordani Gold Make up Range by Oriflame

2. Giordani Gold Sheer Powder with SPF 15
Price: Rs.1399/- for 9g product. Available at introductory discount of Rs.979/- in the December 2016 catalogue
They are available in 2 shades- Light and Natural
I don't have this powder or have tried it as it will be launched next month. But if I do get a chance to try it will review it on the blog.

3.Giordani Gold Bronzing Pearls
Price: Rs.1399/- for 25g product
They come in 3 shades - Natural Radiance, Natural Peach and Dark Bronze
These bronzing pearls are one of their best selling products and I always wanted to try them.Below I am sharing picture of Natural Radiance and Dark Bronze which I received and I am yet to try.

New Giordani Gold Make up Range by Oriflame

4. Giordani Gold Eye Shadow Quad:
Price: Rs.1199/- for 5.2g
They are available in 3 variants: Smokey Grey, Divine Brown and Radiant Plum.
I got Smokey Grey and radiant Plum pictures of which I am sharing below. I am most excited for Radiant Plum and would want to try the Divine Brown as brown tones in eyeshadow are my favourite.

New Giordani Gold Make up Range by Oriflame

5. Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick - SPF 15
Price: Rs.799/- for 4g product.
They are available in 8 wonderful hues and belong to different color families. I have five out of the eight and are named as (from left to right) - Rose Petal, Raspberry Blush, Fuchsia Divine, Red Fatale and Muted Plum. I had reviewed the Giordani Gold lipsticks in the old packaging, you can check that review HERE .I am excited to try these and will do a separate in depth review of these on my blog so stay tuned for the same.

New Giordani Gold Make up Range by Oriflame

If you follow me and my blog in these last 4 years you would know I have loved Oriflame products and have been using them way back since 2011.They started out in 1995 and have grown tremendously in India over the last few years. I love they have so many options in make up now and I usually use most their products only to be honest.If you want to check all the reviews I have done you can do that HERE

Overall I loved the revamped range of Giordani Gold and I am looking forward to trying them out so that I can review them on my blog. So what do you think of this new and revamped look of the Giordani Gold range??? Have you tried anything or intend to? Please let me know in the comments section, would love to hear from you all.

Have a lovely weekend.. Take care xoxo







Monday, November 21, 2016

SoulTree Ayurvedic Kajal in Grey Glow Review and Swatches!

Hello everyone,
Hope your weekend went well. After a long time I had been to an after party Oriflame event to celebrate the launch of their Giordani Gold Makeup Range.If you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram you will get all the updates about me and my life as a blogger, do follow me there. So it has been a week and I have been lazy as ever so I thought of posting a review today. I shall be reviewing the SoulTree Ayurvedic Kajal in Grey Glow which I had received in one of my FAB BAG last year. I have heard a lot about SoulTree but have rarely tried anything from them so never mind if you want to know my views on it please keep on reading...

SoulTree Ayurvedic Kajal in Grey Glow Review and Swatches

Price: Rs.350/- for 3g product. Available with a discount  online HERE

Ingredients:
SoulTree Ayurvedic Kajal in Grey Glow Review and Swatches


Why SoulTree?? Description:
This kajal is made by a traditional ayurvedic recipe using a 3000 year old process. We use organic ghee for a soothing softness, camphor for natural cooling and cleansing, organic almond oil and natural pigments.
- Certified by BDIH Germany
- Contains no lead or paraben
- Not tested on Animal

SoulTree Ayurvedic Kajal in Grey Glow Review and Swatches

The kajal comes enclosed in a black cardboard box which gives you all the information printed on it including the ingredients. The kajal comes in an opaque glossy silver tube with the brand name and the kajal name and no. located at the bottom. It is travel and user friendly in my opinion.

SoulTree Ayurvedic Kajal in Grey Glow Review and Swatches
 
SoulTree Ayurvedic Kajal in Grey Glow Review and Swatches

Their whole range of kajal comes in 12 shades from black to red they have it all. I always wanted a brand to come up with safe to use colored kajals and that is when I stumbled upon Soul Tree. The kajal comes in a lipstick format hence no sharpening or wastage but once it gets used up the tip is bound to turn blunt. I would describe this one to be a steel grey but it looks a nice smokey grey on the eyes. It has very fine shimmer but it does not bother the eyes.It is ideal for those with sensitive eyes

SoulTree Ayurvedic Kajal in Grey Glow Review and Swatches

SoulTree Ayurvedic Kajal in Grey Glow Review and Swatches

Upon application you definitely feel a cooling sensation in the eyes due to the use of camphor.The kajal can be used on the waterline as well as the upper lash line as eyeliner.It is not very creamy nor hard and glides well, for waterline you need a couple of swipes.So I would say that it is not smudge proof so if you apply as eyeliner then you may have to set it with an eyeshadow. The kajal stays put for quite sometime but smudges and may fade after 5 hours or so. Hence how I use it, is as a base for any eyeshadow to pop and is apt for smokey eyes. Also I feel if they claim it is a natural product why add shimmer?? 

My final thoughts is that it is a good kajal but not the best. I like that it is all natural and gives a cooling sensation to the eyes. I would love to try the black and brown variant sometime.

MLWM Rating: 4/5

I hope this review was helpful and informative to everyone.Have you tried SoulTree kajal before??  or any brand I should try??? Do let me know in the comments section.

Have a great week ahead.. Take care xoxo




Monday, November 14, 2016

How to make your own BB cream at home - Do it yourself (DIY)

Hello everyone,
Winters are here and it is quite cool here in India, pretty early I must say. The skin has started to get drier than normal. I hope the weather is pleasant at your end. It has been almost 4 years now and I have hardly done any posts related to DIY (Do It Yourself), can't believe it right?? Anyway will try and do as often as I can or whenever possible.So if you know me personally I rarely do my make up completely because I don't like torturing my skin with too many face products. A good moisturizer, BB cream, powder is enough as my base make up. So I have tried a couple of BB creams in the market - Ponds, Garnier, Inveda, Fair & Lovely  and they are amazing too but what if one can custom make it with the products they have? Sounds cool, isn't it??

DIY (Do it Yourself ) BB Cream at home


About BB cream: (Source: Wikipedia)
BB cream is also known as blemish balm or beauty balm.It is a cosmetic item sold mainly in Asian markets, although the majority of larger beauty brands have introduced BB creams to Western markets.BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock.[3] It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage.

So I have read many posts on this DIY and seen videos as well so I do not claim that this is my invention/recipe. Before you attempt any DIY products please do a patch test as everyone's skin is different. I have oily to combination skin and is more dry at this time of the year. So without further ado let me show you how I make BB cream at home.

I have used the following products from  my stash you can use whatever you have and may suit you!
Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer
Oriflame's The One Illuskin Foundation in Olive Beige
VLCC Matte Look Suncreen Lotion with Pineapple extract (SpF 30) - Tinted sunscreen
Maybelline White Superfresh compact powder in Pearl (crushed to powder)
Container and spatula/spoon to mix ingredients together
Empty container to store BB cream


DIY (Do it Yourself ) BB Cream at home

Follow the steps below:
Start adding moisturizer to an empty container. You can Iball it according to your skin dryness. For oily skin please use oil free moisturizer or aloe vera gel




Next I added a foundation darker than my actual color because I had one and also adding moisturizers and other elements would lighten it for my skin tone and match it better



Next I added sunscreen which is very important for the skin - day or night, summer, winter or rainy sunscreen is a must. This one was tinted you can use any normal sunscreen you may have




Lastly you can add any compact powder/loose powder you may have. The one which has some color to it would be better because we do not want to look like a ghost right?


Mix everything together if it is darker than your skin tone add more moisturizer and sunscreen and lighter then add more foundation. And Viola! you have your own custom made BB cream ready to use!










Before - application - later 
DIY (Do it Yourself ) BB Cream at home

I have applied the BB cream in the picture above.Strangely I look dark in the first pic because of lighting but anyways the difference is clearly visible.I would suggest making only that much which would last 2 weeks.Now one may argue why do this hardwork rather buy one from market for same amount. Well not all BB creams suit women of color and our Indian skin tone. Also if you are a working woman nobody has time for makeup that is when just applying this will save you lots of time. Since I work from home I just apply this some kajal ,mascara, lipstick/tinted lip balm and I am good to go.This won't have coverage like your foundations but definitely will make you look polished and even out your skin tone making you look glowy and fresh. One could add concealer, liquid highlighter if they want but make sure you don't  add too much or else would look like a shiny disco ball.For dark circles one may use a concealer.

So this is how I make my own custom made BB cream.Hope you find this useful try and will try  it sometime.If you make it and share it on social media do not forget to tag me there. Do let me know your thoughts in the comments section. Would love to hear from you all ☺

Until next time.... Take care xoxo






Friday, November 11, 2016

7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayon in Rusty Rose (508) Review & Swatches

Hello everyone,
Hope everyone had a great week.Looking forward to this weekend which may be boring actually because of no cash in hand. If you are from India you would know how overnight the Rs.500 and Rs.1000/- notes got banned so now you have money and you can't use because nobody accepts it. The crowd at the bank is way too much just waiting so that things get normal.It is a great initiative by our Prime Minister  but has actually caused a lot of trouble for us common people. Anyway enough ranting for now let's get to the review.

7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayon Review & Swatches

Some days back I visited Beauty Shop in Mumbai and shopped for some lippies. I spotted the 7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayon and got tempted to buy one I was initially tempted to buy more but what if I don't like the formula so I settled for one. I shall be reviewing 7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayon in Rusty Rose today.Read on to know more...

Price: Rs.125/- for 3g product. I got it from Beauty Shop, Kandivali(West), Mumbai
You can buy it from any local store, Instagram page or online HERE

7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayon Review & Swatches

The lip crayon comes in a chubby stick format. The color of the lipstick resembles the color of the actual tube which is amazing because it makes life easy. It comes in a twist up format hence no headache of sharpening and resembles Revlon's and Clinique chubby sticks both of which I have never tried. The cap is decent and the product is worth carrying along while travelling.

7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayon Review & Swatches 
7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayon Review & Swatches

Coming to the crayon I have tried many if you are an old visitor/follower of my blog you may remember Excel Lipsticks which came in the same format and costed around 75 bucks. Well time changes and prices of lipsticks too. I am hunting for those but I know I won't find them in the same price category. To be honest I am a fan of semi matte, matte and liquid lipsticks and don't buy creamy lipsticks anymore but now that winters are here and I wanted to try something new, so I gave in and bought one.

7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayon Review & Swatches

7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayon Review & Swatches

7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayon Review & Swatches

The shade can be described as a beautiful dusty blue based pink.It is a bit darker than what it appears in the pic also how the color shows up will depend on the pigmentation of the lips.It does not have any shimmer and glides smoothly on the lips. The consistency is creamy and sits well on the lips but you would have to press it in with your fingers as it may tend to accentuate fine lines on the lips.That is what I do, ideally you can blot it with a tissue or use a loose pressed powder to make it look matte. I think for the price it is good for everyday wear at offices where bright lippies are a big NO NO. The staying power is 3 hours or so without eating any meals in between. You will need to reapply it as often as you would want to during the course of the day. It is not transfer proof as well.Overall I find it average and may consider buying another shade sometime but if I have to buy Elle 18 matte lipsticks for 100 bucks which is lesser priced and more amazing in terms of color selection I would choose the latter. So in conclusion I would say for the price it is decent and great for college students and those who want to spend a lot on lippies. I personally like semi matte and matte lipsticks and would try searching something in that category.Try one there is no harm ;) we all want more and more lipsticks don't we?? :D

MLWM Rating:4/5

I hope the post was helpful as was well as informative to all those reading. Comment below and let me know have you tried the 7 Heaven's Photogenic Chubby Lip Crayons before??? I will post a picture on my Instagram handle wearing this lipstick sometime you can follow me there as well :)

Until next time.. Have a great weekend xoxo