Saturday, December 9, 2017

Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box Unboxing & Review

Hello everyone,
Today I am going to talk about something new on my blog.Well, yes I am going to talk about a subscription box which is curated and sold by none other than Anjali Sengar who is a fellow blogger. It is wonderful to see how people move from one thing to the other i.e she was a blogger and still is but owns a subscription box service now.If you are regular at watching YouTube videos you would know that there is so much competition in terms of subscription boxes and it is only through reviews one can know whether it is good or not. Anjali was kind enough to send me the December 2017  edition of her Euphorbia Subscription Box which I am going to talk about in this post today.Keep on reading to know more......


Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box

Where to buyhttps://euphorbiabox.com

Price of each box: Rs.248/- + Rs.12 shipping = Rs.260/-
3 months subscription:Rs.744/- The difference may not be that much but the box is inexpensive anyway ☺

I have reviewed subscription boxes in the past on my blog but haven't since quite sometime.Subscription boxes are a great way of trying out new products which you may not try otherwise and introduces you to new brands in the market and trust me there are many.Not long ago I came across GlamEgo box which claimed to be the cheapest one in the market but then increased their prices which is such a bummer.So I could say this one is very reasonable and value for money considering the contents you get and price you pay.Let me show you what I got and will mention overall thoughts in the end.


Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box

Packaging:
The box is quite basic and made of cardboard and has the brand name on it.The products were neatly bubbled wrapped inside with no spilling or breakage etc. There is an information card in the box mentioning the contents and price of each product.

The products I received are as follows:
MCaffeine Shea Caffeine Cold Cream with Vitamin E
Price: Rs.359/-  for 25ml product
What is a December edition box without a cold cream?  This one claims to contain caffeine & Argan oil two great ingredients for the skin this winter. It smells amazing and the consistency is a bit thick making it perfect for winters as a cold cream.It gets easily absorbed and leaves a moisturizing layer on the skin which I love.It comes in a glass jar which one needs to be careful about, other than that it is a great product.


Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box


Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box

ML Matt Look Lipstick - POPPY RED
Price: Rs.300/- for 3.8g product
A red lipstick in December ohh yes please! I have heard of this brand before but never tried anything from them yet. Matte and Red what a great combination and perfect for Christmas and the party holiday season. This lipstick is a bright red color with a hint of orange to it. As the name suggests yes it is a proper matte lipstick and will transfer a bit post application but lasts for a  good amount of time on the lips.The smell and taste makes me feel it is a good quality lipstick.Overall I am happy with it and am looking forward to wearing it all December.


Matt Look Lipstick - Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box

Matt Look Lipstick - Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box

Matt Look Lipstick - Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box
Bath Sutra Strawberry Lip Polish
Price: Rs.250/- for 12g product
A lip polish or a scrub is a must in winters and I am happy I got one as there is none I own at the moment. It is pink in color and the granules are fine yet effective enough to scrub away the dead skin from the lips.The smell resembles that of bubble gum and is very pleasent.


Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box

Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box

Pair of Boho Earrings
Price: Rs.199/- 
Personally this would not be my choice in earrings but I liked them as I do not have anything like this. They are lightweight and will look great with your kurtas and indo western outfits.These do not have loops but screws to them which I do not feel is a big problem.


Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box

Bella Feminine Wash (Complimentary)
I have never heard of this brand or tried any product but will check them out. A feminine wash is a must and will try this for sure especially when its that time of the month.


Euphorbia December 2017 Subscription Box



My final thoughts:
Overall if I consider the price and the thought put into the contents of this box, I believe it is a must buy not only for yourself but you can also gift a relative/family/friend. The products in the box go well with the December winter & Christmas theme.I think the only con with this service may be that you do not get a personalized curated box every month based on any survey but they give similar products to each and every person ordering the box which can be a good or a bad thing - well not a problem for me to be honest.So what are you guys waiting go order one for yourself right now before they go out of stock.

I hope this post was informative and helpful to all of you. What do guys think of subscription boxes in general and would you buy this one? Let me know in the comments section.

Until next time... Take care xoxo





P.S: PR Sample** Unbiased review



Friday, December 1, 2017

The One Blend Palette Eyeshadow by Oriflame Review, Swatches and EOTD

Hello everyone,
I am really excited as I write this post as the month of December is finally here especially because I am a Christian and Christmas is almost here. So I have so many things to do and that begins with shopping of course. I am not a spendthrift to be honest and I believe in buying few things which I need so as to keep up with the festive spirit.Coming to today's post I have something exciting to share - a new launch from Oriflame India again.If you don't know this yet Oriflame as a company completed 50 years as a company globally and have had many new exciting products,offers,events this year. Also they have been very consistent with new launches and as a beauty blogger I always get more excited when there are new launches in makeup.So they have two new launches in eye makeup which I will be reviewing on my blog, so stay tuned for that.

Oriflame The One Blend Palette Eyeshadow Review & Swatches


Oriflame India has launched The One Blend Palette Eyeshadow collection this time and they come in 3 variants.

Packaging:
All 3 palettes come enclosed in a cardboard box. The palette is made of plastic and is black in color with yellow patterns on it which makes it look attractive. The eye shadows are numbered from 1 to 8 which means you get 8 colors in each palette.The palette is tiny and unlike regular palettes which makes it perfect for travelling.There is no mirror which is a bummer but there is small chart which instructs you as to how to use those shadows for different looks. There is a small sponge tip applicator which is okayish and not really helpful in applying the shadow but can be used for emergency purposes.Overall I love how tiny it is and will fit in any makeup pouch without occupying a lot of space.



Oriflame The One Blend Palette Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Price of each palette is - Rs.899/- but is available on a special discount of Rs. 629/- in this current month (December 2017)

Availability: Oriflame products are exclusively available through Oriflame consultants across India and even online.

NATURELLE
This is the perfect palette I feel for everyday use as it has all warm tone shades.There are neutral,olive and plum tone colors which is perfect for this season.


Oriflame The One Blend Palette Eyeshadow Review & Swatches


Oriflame The One Blend Palette Eyeshadow in NATURELLE


Swatches from L - R - 1 to 8

SMOKEY
This palette has all the shades which are best used for creating smokey eye looks. You can use one or more shadows to create a look.The pigmentation of the black eyeshadow (no.8)is good and does a job of blending in the outer V of the eye.The no.7 shadow is stunning however little glittery but is a perfect shadow for those glittery party kind of looks.


Oriflame The One Blend Palette Eyeshadow Review & Swatches


Oriflame The One Blend Palette Eyeshadow in SMOKEY


Swatches from L - R - 1 to 8

I have used the SMOKEY Palette for this look :)
VIVID
This palette is perfect for those who love to play with colors.Well if you work outside your  home using these colors everyday is  not advisable but if you look at the palette closely, you will see there is a perfect mix of colors and neutrals. The Gold and purple are really cute and my favorite from this palette.


Oriflame The One Blend Palette Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Oriflame The One Blend Palette Eyeshadow in VIVID

Swatches from L - R - 1 to 8

My final thoughts:
All 3 palettes have eye shadows which are satin in formula and have tiny shimmers which are not chunky except for one shadow here and there.The shadows are buttery soft and pick up easily on the brush.I would suggest using an eye shadow primer which can be anything like a base/foundation/concealer and then powder the area before you apply the shadow that way it will go on easily and also will look more vibrant and true to color. As these are buttery soft there will be  fallout's while picking the shadow but tapping off the excess would work any day.

The shadows can also be used wet or dry for maximum intensity. I did use the Smokey palette and created a look (pictured above) which I really loved and very unlike of me to create a look like that..Lol I was impressed by the pigmentation and the texture of the shadows especially the black which is highly pigmented. The shadows stayed all day when I tested them and I found minimal fading and no creasing at all.The only con I would say is the 'price' it is expensive considering the pans are really tiny but quality wise and everything else these are amazing. Do give them a try for sure, I do highly recommend.

MLWM Rating:4.5/5

I hope this review was useful and helpful to all those reading.Comment below with your thoughts and which is your personal favourite among these 3 palettes, do let me know in the comments section.

Do read my post on Oriflame The One Express Lip Crayons and Kohl Pencils as well which were new launches in November 2017 catalogue ☺

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog ☺
Until next time... Take care xoxo





P.S: This is not a sponsored post.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WiseShe Oval Makeup Brush - Review & Overall Thoughts

Hello everyone,
I hope you all are doing well. Today I am going to tell you about an Oval Face Brush which is a part of the brush collection that is soon going  to be launched by none other than Anamika Sureka of the famous blog WiseShe. She has been blogging since 2009 and has made a name for herself and her blog so I need not say much about her. Like nothing is constant in life and people and one does strive to grow in terms of work so has she and has put her money, talent,research and expertise into creating something new and has begun with Oval makeup brushes. I am not sure how many she has in the collection but I was sent an Oval Face brush, which I have been  using and will be sharing my honest opinions on it. Read on to know more...



WiseShe Oval Makeup Brush - Review & Overall Thoughts

There are many bloggers who are venturing into new things and as a blogger I am here to support them if they consider me and my blog.I was sent a cute package with brush & other accessories which I am sincerely thankful for.


WiseShe Oval Makeup Brush- Review & Overall Thoughts
 If you know me personally you would know that I love makeup brushes and I am very particular about them especially for the face. The initial foundation brush was always a flat shaped brush which Makeup artists do use today as well but I feel they don't do a great job in blending the foundation.Then came the stipple brush  and buffer brush which I love and own some of them.Just like we say everything is changing,so does it happen in the beauty industry as well.There were these Oval shaped toothbrush kind of brushes emerging everywhere. While I was very curious about them never got to trying those but only watching fellow bloggers and YouTubers trying them out.

Packaging/ Brush Description:
The brush handle is black in color and made of plastic, there is no logo or anything like that mentioned on the brush which I am sure she may add in the future once she launches them.The bristles are very soft and densely packed and while the bottom is light in color the top of the brush is brown in color which won't make the brush very dirty once you start using it.They are travel friendly as well.


WiseShe Oval Makeup Brush - Review & Overall Thoughts
Pricing & Availability 
There has been no mention about its price yet or its availability but everything will be  disclosed soon so make sure you keep an eye on her website/blog where it will be exclusively available.
Do check out her Website/Blog: www.wiseshe.com  for more updates.


WiseShe Oval Makeup Brush - Review & Overall Thoughts

When I got to try this Oval Face Brush from WiseShe I was curious as to  how it would work for me.She did mention that  the brush is made of synthetic hair, my first impression was that the brush is really soft and smooth.So I first tried it with BB cream and it did a great job in blending it.I also tried it with foundation and was impressed how it quickly blended it into my skin making it look flawless. 


WiseShe Oval Makeup Brush - Review & Overall Thoughts
WiseShe Oval Makeup Brush - Review & Overall Thoughts



 I also tried using it to powder my face and it worked great. Now when you use it make sure you don't put pressure and just lightly press it at the bottom of the brush handle for application on the skin.Putting extreme pressure can break the handle (as it is made of plastic) which is the case with every oval brush.On washing the brush I did not experience shedding which is a big Yayy!! Overall the brush I received is impressive and definitely worth buying for your foundation application as it will give you a smooth & flawless finish.

MLWM Rating: 4.5/5

I hope you found this post useful and informative. Comment below and let me know your thoughts about this brush. Have you tried Oval Brushes yet???

Until next time... Take care xoxo





P.S: This is not a sponsored post* PR Sample - Unbiased review

Thursday, November 23, 2017

My Winter Skin Care Routine with BIOTIQUE

Hello everyone,
I hope you all are doing well. Today I am going to share with you my current winter skin care routine with products I am using - all from BIOTIQUE. Since the weather has changed and the atmosphere has become cooler my skin turned dry overnight which otherwise isn't common for me as I do have oily to combination skin. As the season changes it is also necessary to change one's skincare routine and use products which are best suited for the current skin condition. Since my skin turned relatively dry with dry patches around my mouth I was looking for a good moisturizer and other products in totality which form a proper skincare regime for winters.


My Winter Skin Care Routine with BIOTIQUE

The products I have been using and I still am are from BIOTIQUE and I will sharing the product details and my skincare regime steps in this post.Please keep on reading to know more.....

I use these products everyday for best and effective results listed below:
PRICE:  Rs. 119/- for 100ML  and Rs. 179/-  for 150ML

This fresh-foaming, 100% soap-free gel face wash is blended with pure honey and extracts from the bark of the arjun tree, euphorbia plant and wild turmeric. It dissolves makeup and impurities, softens skin and helps lighten the complexion.


Biotique Bio Honey Gel Face Wash


Biotique Bio Honey Gel Face Wash

The face wash comes in a squeeze tube with a green flip cap to dispense the right amount of product.However since the consistency of the face wash is liquidy you may end up squeezing more product hence one needs to be careful.The Face wash has a liquid gel like consistency and smells nice and floral which is the typical scent in most of Biotique products.You just need a drop every time as it foams very well. It takes off all dirt from your face and cleanses the pores as well.I felt the face wash is hydrating but can also make your skin a bit dry and hence using a good moisturizer is a must which I am going to tell you about as well.Overall I would say this face wash does a good job and in my opinion is best suited for oily to combination skin throughout the year.


PRICE:  Rs. 175/- for 120ML

This product is a refreshing, non-foaming makeup remover and  is blended with berberry, red sandalwood, fenugreek, lodhra bark and almond oil to dissolve makeup and grime and leaves the  skin feeling soft and smooth.


Biotique Bio Berberry Hydrating Cleanser 
Biotique Bio Berberry Hydrating Cleanser




If you are like me and you apply makeup then this step is a must. The cleanser comes in a plastic bottle with a screw cap lid and has a small opening which dispenses the required amount of product.I use a cotton round or you can use a makeup remover pad and squirt some cleanser onto it. I use it on my eyelids first to take off my eye makeup and it does a decent job. Make sure you do not let it go in your eyes or it may sting like the case with most cleansers.I then use it all over my face and wipe it off with cotton. It effectively removes all my makeup without any irritation and I have not faced any discomfort using it.It has a pleasant smell and does a good job overall in cleansing the face. Now if you are someone who does not use makeup, you can still use it as it cleanses the skin of any dirt,grime and pollution.


PRICE: Rs.199/- for 120ML 

This is a nourishing and brightening lotion is blended with pure honey, wheatgerm and seaweed. It replaces natural oils and replenishes lost moisture. Softens and brightens skin for a noticeably fairer complexion. Protects skin with SPF 30 UVA / UVB sunscreen.


Biotique Bio Morning Nectar face Lotion


Biotique Bio Morning Nectar face Lotion

This face lotion is nothing but a moisturizer which can be used after you use a face wash.It is essential to always moisturize your face whether it is winter or summer. I generally use Aloe vera gel otherwise but now that my skin is dry I needed something which is hydrating and nourishing. I am happy as I found this product and it suits my skin the best. It has a lovely floral scent and absorbs well into the skin keeping it soft and moisturized. I feel this moisturizer is best suited for winter skin.


PRICE: Rs. 180/- for 190ML

This nourishing lotion is a blend of pure winter cherry, sunflower, safflower, musk root and almond oil, to supply moisture and nutrients crucial to body health and vitality. Soothes, softens and revitalizes even weather-roughened body skin, as it promotes elasticity, suppleness and moisture balance.


Biotique Bio Winter Cherry Body Nourisher

The body lotion comes in a plastic bottle packaging with a screw lid and the opening dispenses the right amount of product.It has a unique cherry cum floral combination of scent.The lotion is pink in color and does a great job of moisturizing the body. I use it before I sleep on my hands and especially legs which are dry most part of the year. It does seep well into the skin when massaged and leaves a moisture layer keeping it soft and shiny. The best time to use it is post bath when the body is a bit damp that way it will absorb well into the skin.Overall I love this body nourisher and recommend it to everyone.


PRICE: Rs.149/- for 5gm stick 
This soothing balm deeply nourishes and fortifies lips. Tone, texture and firmness are unproved overnight.


Biotique BIO ALMOND Therapy Lip Balm


Biotique BIO ALMOND Therapy Lip Balm

I cannot tell you how many lip balms I have used in my lifetime especially after blogging since last 5 years  and there are a handful I can trust and will reach out to. As you may know if you have been reading and following my blogs that I do like clear lip balms any day to tinted ones.I always look for one which is moisturizing and feels smooth on my lips.This lip balm instantly became my favourite it is neither too thick nor thin but perfect on the lips and feels smooth when you rub your lips together which is a sign of a good nourishing & moisturizing lip balm. Almond is the best when it comes to lip moisturization and is a key ingredient in this lip balm. My lips are soft & chap free ever since I started using it and there are no complaints whatsoever. This is one of the best I have tried and a perfect lip balm for winters, do try it right away I highly recommend.

All the Biotique products are exclusively available at www.biotique.com

Now that I have shared about my skincare routine I am sure you may be convinced that these Biotique products are amazing & worth trying for sure. The products are 100% vegan and ayurvedic and hence there is no chance of side/ill effects on the skin. I have used Biotique products in the past as well and they fared well for me.If you are looking for a new winter skincare routine/products to try out for your skin this winter, this is the brand you should opt for and you won't be disappointed also they are budget and pocket friendly.

You can read my other reviews on Biotique products HERE

I hope this post was informative and useful to all those reading. Comment below with your views I would love to hear your thoughts about your winter skincare routine as well.


Until next time... Take care xoxo






P.S: This is not a sponsored post.The products were sent to me for consideration but that does not change my opinion about them.




Thursday, November 9, 2017

Plum Natur Studio All - Day - Wear Kohl Kajals in Gemstone Green & Uptown Brown Review & Swatches

Hello everyone.
I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was good we had some guests home and like always I am continuing with my exercise routine which is very painful to say the least. I had also made a video regarding my current health issue if you have not watched it please check it HERE What I have noticed lately in India, is that every brand keeps launching new products but nothing in the affordable category and honestly one cannot buy everything as there are other things to buy and pay for in real life other than makeup right? Correct me if I am wrong.



Plum Natur Studio All - Day - Wear Kohl Kajals Review & Swatches


 So over the years I have turned smarter with my purchases in terms of makeup or skin care because I do not want to buy anything and everything.Today I shall be talking about one such product which is a must have and worth investing quality wise which is Plum's latest launch which is the  Plum Natur Studio All - Day - Wear Kohl Kajals in Gemstone Green and Uptown Brown. They had first come out with a black version of it which I still use till today and I have also reviewed that on my blog, you can check the review HERE. So do these match to the standard and bar which was raised high by the black kajal we shall find out in this review. Keep on reading to know more....


Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal- Gemstone Green
Price:Rs.495/- for 1.2g .Available online HERE

Brand Description:
Presenting the fashion game-changer. Wear this versatile shade to bring some shine to your day look or that glam to your evening look. With just a hint of glint, this vibrant green 2-in-1 kohl cum liner adds zest and oomph to your eye makeup without being too loud. Don't be surprised if you find yourself reaching out for this beauty more often than you imagined to! And like all things NaturStudio, this colour takeover is all about the glam minus the harm.

100% smudge proof, water-proof and ultra pigmented for a glamorous studio finish. This 100% vegan formula's gliding texture is sure to bowl you over. 


Plum Natur Studio All - Day - Wear Kohl Kajal in Gemstone Green Review & Swatches


Plum Natur Studio All - Day - Wear Kohl Kajal in Gemstone Green Review & Swatches

If I have to describe the shade it is a jewel toned green which has a hint of blue to it. This color looks amazing when used on the lower lash line for a pop of color. Now that the festive season and wedding season is on, this will be perfect for eye makeup.It has the tiniest and finest amount of shimmer to it which will not irritate the eyes.


NaturStudio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal- Uptown Brown
Price:Rs.495/- for 1.2g . Available online HERE

Brand Description:
Chic, subtle, suave, sophisticated. Just some of the qualities we thought of while designing this shade that will take your everyday look to the next level. Sport this 'every-do' shade to get your classy work-wear look on point. Or wear it in the casual urban chic style! Designed for an all day smudge-proof look, this brown is all set to be your next go-to colour.  

100% smudge proof, water-proof and ultra pigmented for stylish all-day wear. If you like black you will love this dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested & approved 100% vegan, ultra-pigmented, bold kajal.


Plum Natur Studio All - Day - Wear Kohl Kajal in Uptown Brown Review & Swatches

Plum Natur Studio All - Day - Wear Kohl Kajal in Uptown Brown Review & Swatches


If you know me personally you would know I love brown kajals/eye pencils and prefer them more over the traditional black which can be sometimes harsh for everyday use.This brown is again a metallic and jewel toned kajal and looks stunning on the eyes whether used as an eyeliner or on the waterline as a kohl.I instantly became a fan of it and have been using it ever since I got my eyes on them.

Plum Natur Studio All - Day - Wear Kohl Kajals Review & Swatches


Plum Natur Studio All - Day - Wear Kohl Kajals Review & Swatches


Coming to my final thoughts - These pencils glide smoothly on the lids and lasts all day with minimal smudging. Since they are gel based pencils I would suggest to use them with less pressure or the tip will break off  like it happened with me.In my opinion these are one of the best in the market and you should definitely get these as it is a one time investment and moreover it is vegan and cruelty free brand.If you buy both of these as a combo you will get a lovely golden pouch and a sharpener free as well and not only that amazing discounts so do check their website for the same or buy it online HERE

MLWM Rating:4.5/5

So guys what do you have to say about these kajals? Aren't they amazing? If you have tried or intend to after my review, do let me know in the comments section.

Until next time... Take care xoxo