Hello Cupids!

Yes! I'm a bit lucky today and so I got a chance to lay my hands on the Streetwear by Revlon new launches today. With no motive I went out for grocery shopping today and I couldn't resist picking them up when I saw these cuties at the store ;)

Also I picked up Revlon elusive - I was craving for this nail paint but didn't find it anywhere! Finally found it today and no second thought - it was in my basket ;)
So its raining luck today (its rained cats and dogs outside too :D)

So now an eye treat for you all - the piccys ;)






I picked up a lipstick, 2 nail paints and the kajal. The packagin looks super stylish and comical. Quiet catchy i saw. Every girl would end up picking atleast one product out of the lot :D :P
(I also picked up those golden pins as i felt i need em' ;))

And i picked up these cuties too :D


A pack of wet wipes (the furry creatures wrap was damn cute - the pack has 10 wipes wrapped in individual packs), a cute rose bud clip, a candy pink nail paint (some local brand) and the cute kitty boxes are nail paint remover wipes ;)

Reviews of new launches coming up super soon. Do drop in comments on which one you would like to be reviewed first! Take care cupids :)




 
Product Type: Face Wash


Targeted for: Normal to Oily Skin


Price: INR 90 for 50gms and INR 160 for 100gm


Benefits:

Enriched with Green Tea Extracts & Salicylic acid for matte, clear skin

What it claims?

The dirt and excess oil on your skin tends to make it dull and lifeless. Wash your face with Lakmé Clean-up Clear Pores Face Wash and prep your skin for a deep cleansing experience. Enriched with green tea extracts to help soothe your skin, and salicylic acid to prevent breakouts and fight blemishes, this face wash cleanses all visible dirt and impurities, helps control excess oil, and makes your skin feel tingling fresh and matte smooth.

What it contains?

Green Tea extracts to soothe skin
Salicylic Acid to prevent breakouts & fight blemishes



How to use?

Squeeze out a coin-sized amount of the face wash on your palms and lather up.
Gently massage your wet face for 30-60 seconds to give it time to dissolve dirt, makeup and oil. Then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Use it at least twice daily for soft, clean and clear skin.
Don’t forget to apply the Scrub & Mask for best results. Follow the complete 3 step ritual and get flaunt-worthy skin everyday


My take on Lakme Clear Pores face wash:

I have oily combination skin which is not problematic but I kinda feel like I have visible pores when I look at my face in mirror. So when I saw this special kit for clear pores I jumped out of joy. But I really wanted to try the face wash first as it has two major good babes in it – Green tea and salicylic acid :D

Firstly I love the mint green packaging with the silver print. Its stylish ;) And to the contrary, the tube is super sturdy as well. So you don’t need to worry while carrying it during travel – 100% secure!


When I tried it for the first time I felt bit relaxed because of the mild cool feel it gives to the skin. But it is kinda gelish and doesn’t lather easily. You need a one rupee coin size quantity added with 3-4 drops of water for lather which didn’t amuse me :P (I love lather) And washing it off is a pain – it requires quite more amount of water :(


But after all these I feel super excited as the face wash gives me squeaky clean, fresh and matte skin for nearly 3-4 hours which is excellent for a drugstore product :) :) So I’m happy with this! I also wanted to try the pack but I feel this range is quiet pricey so I didn’t grab it back then.


But now as im happy with the wash, I might try the face and scrub as well to see if they would help in doing something good to my pores.

Final word: It helps in getting the pores super cleansed, removes dirt oil and mild makeup, gives squeaky clean matte skin. But does nothing to minimize open pores.

Rose Petals:

Pleasant and mild fragrance
Sturdy travel-friendly packaging
Gelish texture that is easy to spread
Removes oil, dirt and mild makeup
Leaves skin squeaky clean - doesn't make it extra dry or stretchy
Gives matte skin for a good time

Thorns:

I personally feel it is bit pricey when compared to other drug store brands
Doesn't produce rich lather (a con only for a lather lover like me :P)
Rating: 4.75 out of 5

Buy it again? May be not!

Recommend? Yes no pain in trying it if you have clear skin and just want a product to keep oil and dirt at bay!!


So its now a common rule that we keep drooling on nail polishes and nail art products ;)
And now its truly deeply madly in love with pop hearts :) :D

What the brand says about it:

They say, all good things come in small packages. Bring more fun to your dresser with the first of its kind collection of Colorbar Pro ‘Minis’. This season’s graphic trends find its way into this beautiful kit called ‘Pop Heart’. This kit is perfect for self-indulgence and even more perfect as a ‘gift’ to a loved one!
Discover the magic of a ‘Manicure in a Bottle’ with the Colorbar Pro Mini Collection. ‘Pop Heart’ will not only add glamour to your wardrobe, but will also give a professional finish to your nails as this formulation is pre-loaded with a top coat & base coat.
P.S: This formulation is DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde Free, doesn’t cause yellowing and is chip resistant too.

These come in two variants: Truly Madly Deeply & Pop Heart
This collection is a combination of 4 mini colorbar pro range nail paints - especially popping shades ;) and their specialty is they are DBP, Toluene and formaldehyde free :D

Price: INR 500

So now the droooollllll....





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One morning I suddenly woke up from bed and felt that I couldn’t open my mouth at all. Scared about the reason for it, when I looked up on myself in the mirror I found my lips dry, chapped and cracked!! :(

I couldn’t tolerate it and started crying out of pain. I fell asleep as it is and had a wonderful dream.
I was sitting in a forest in the middle of trees crying. Suddenly there was a gang of barbies coming towards me singing.

Read my lips, read my lips
Baby get up all in this
La lalalalala

The barbies were holding a golden bowl and it was gleaming *_* They came near me and asked me to open my hands and kept a small round pink tin case in my hands!

It was nothing else than the all cute Nivea lip butter ;) I suddenly woke up and went mad and crazy to get the Nivea lip butter. It was out of stock everywhere (online) :’( felt like rolling on floor and crying! That evening when I went to Health & Glow this was the first thing welcoming me in :) And it is my HG lip butter now ;)

This has impressed almost all beauty bloggers out there and probably I would be the last person to review it! :( But without this review I feel my baby (blog) would be incomplete!

Product type: Lip balm

Brand: Nivea

Variants: Caramel kiss, Raspberry rose

Price: INR 189 for 16.7 gms (that’s quite a lot of product!)

Availability: H&G stores, Nykaa, medplusbeauty, flipkart etc.



What it claims?

The NIVEA Lip Butter Raspberry Rosé is an aromatic treat for the lips. It comes in an innovatively designed tin uniting long-lasting moisture, trendy flavours and a unique lip care experience. The rich formula melts on the lips, restoring suppleness and adding a silky gloss.


What it contains?






My take on Nivea Lip Butter Raspberry Rose

After hearing all the raves about this lip butter I was very curious to try it but I tell you Chennai isn’t so developed yet or atleast I don’t find everything accessible! :(
I have always loved Nivea lip balms and so badly wanted to try this out. And one day when I saw it hanging in health & glow I just rushed in and grabbed it (I had no intention of getting in to H & G that day :P)



Soft! Smooth! Buttery! This is how I would like to address it :)

Basically I have oily skin but my lips keep drying so often. So I always love to try lip products that supply moisture to my lips for a long time. So when I read rave reviews about this lip butter on other country blogs I started looking for it in ebay and other sites. But to my disappointment they were sold either twice their price or with a huge shipping! I wasn’t dare enough to spend 10$ nearly (are you kidding me) for it!

Then one day I read a review of it on my favourite blog with the price mentioned in INR and also that it is available in India now. I was hunting for it everywhere online and suddenly one day found in H & G and picked it up! Though I wanted to try both variants raspberry rose was the one that attracted me first.

The lip butter comes in a cute and compact round tin packaging. The lip butter has a real buttery texture with a raspberry fragrance. The fragrance is super mild and not bothersome at all. The lip butter has a super smooth texture that makes it feel light on lips. It is super moisturizing as well. It instantly moisturizes your lips giving a mild pink tint as well. The moisture lasts for a good time of 5-6 hours without eating or drinking. Also though it disappears after meals but still a little moisture is left on your lips – means your lips don’t become dry immediately.


Meanwhile applying more than the required quantity might leave a whitish cast on your lips making them look pale. So avoid using more of the product. Just 2-3 swipes and dabs will help :)

Rose petals:

  • Cute travel friendly packaging, can be carried even in wallets
  • Gives a lovely pink tint to lips
  • Moisturizes very well and locks moisture on the lips
  • Fresh and sweet raspberry smell with a light scent of roses as well which is quiet refreshing
  • Less quantity is required for each application and one tub would last for a reasonable amount of time
  • Excellent staying power and feels super light on lips
  • Spreads easily during application, no tugs! No pulls!
  • Helps healing chapped and dry lips on continuous use
  • Easily available now in India

Thorns:

  • Doesn’t help in covering pigmentation on lips
  • Might melt a little during very hot and humid days
  • The tin becomes dirty if kept for long time in handbag\purse. To prevent this I started wrapping it up in a tissue or soft paper before tossing it in and it totally helped ;)
  • Some might feel the tin packaging unhygienic – I have no such feel as I love the way it is :D

Lip Swatch:



Do I Recommend It? Definitely it is a must try for every girl


Would I repurchase it? Surely once this tub is over. I would like to try the caramel version too ;)


Rating: It definitely scores full marks – 5 out of 5 :D










Maybelline has launched their Glitter Mania nail paints which consists of 8 shades of Glitter based Texture nail polishes :) :D
These polishes are raved everywhere around the blogger world especially for their sleek and cute packaging, beautiful shade selection and the POCKET FRIENDLY PRICE TAG!!
Yes!! They are jus for 125 INR (each) and even college goers can save their pocket money and grab a few shades ;)

About the range from Maybelline:

GLITTER MANIA

Let your nails dazzle and shine with MNY Color Show Glitter Mania nail color range.
Priding itself as India's first-ever textured nail paint, the Color Show Glitter Mania range is every nail-art lover's dream! When applied, these sparkling nail colors deliver a 3D shimmering effect, adding oodles of style to your tips. They also have a unique sand-textured effect that looks and feels great on your nails. With 8 glittering nail color shades to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect shade for every mood.

Here's why you'll love it:

• Features the Color Dry Technology for a stylish, sand-textured effect
• When applied on nails, it delivers a 3D shimmering effect
• Perfect for experimental, trendy nail art
• Easy to apply and dries quickly
• Comes in 8 trendy, glittering shades

Price: Rs. 125

So now the eye candy - piccy talk ;) :D
I'm eyeing on the black, gold and red (but want em all ;))






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Hiya cutie pies!
How have you been doing?

I’m quiet held up with some stuffs at my office and breaking my head :( But hope soon I will be out of it!

And today we are going to deal with the product for a plumpy pout – a boon for beauties with thin lips like me :)

Sally Hansen is already on top with their great Nail products and now I have become a crazy fan of their Lip products too after using this lip inflation gloss :)

 
What does it claim?

The dramatic solution for full, smooch able lips. Micro-spheres with exclusive Hydro-Collagen Complex help boost fullness and shine to the extreme. Spicy gloss enhances lips' natural color so they appear pinker, healthier and fuller.

Dare to compare! Refreshingly tingly gloss instantly inflates lips. Ginger and Cinnamon help stimulate and plump lips. Peppermint provides lips with a cooling and stimulating sensation. Lips become flushed and plump instantly for a sexy, pouty look that lasts. Guaranteed Visible Results. Dermatologist Tested.


It promises to give you that Angelina Jolie lips! Now who doesn’t want it? ;)

How to use it?

Apply a generous amount over the entire lip area. You may experience a slight tingle. Can be worn alone or over your favorite lip product. Apply as needed.

See extreme results without professional treatments

Guaranteed Visible Results - Dermatologist Tested


Price: INR 825 for 6 ml

What it contains?

Polybutene, triisostearyl citrate, octyldodecanol, silica silylate, flavor/aroma, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, silica dimethyl silylate, butylene glycol, sodium chondroitin sulfate, Atelocollagen, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, tocopheryl nicotinate, tocopheryl acetate, cinnamomum zeylanicum bark oil, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, tribehenin, sorbitan isostearate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, capsicum frutescens resin, citral, limonene, linalool, benzyl benzoate, cinnamal, mica, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben,  ethylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben

May contain: CI 77891, CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 15850, CI 45410, CI 73360, CI 17200, CI 42090, CI 19140, CI 15985, CI 75470.

My take on SH Lip Inflation Extreme:


Firstly, I have very thin and small lips and so far no lip product made my lips appear plump. So when I came to know that this gives you plumpy lips, I was totally sold!

These come in a sturdy transparent thick plastic packaging with a golden screw cap which really looks gorgeous :D The tube is square in shape unlike other glosses which makes it different. The brush is thin and is so perfect for applying the gloss on even thin lips.


Coming to the product, it is a very beautiful baby pink gloss which is super shiny. It really inflates your lips as per the claims – I say this because I have very thin lips and even my lips look plumpy :D It gives a tingling sensation on your lips due to the cinnamon and mint in it and has a cool bubblegum smell – the boomer smell.. Yummmm J Also it has a sweet taste in the beginning of application.

The shine this gives to your lips lasts for nearly 2 hours and starts fading later, but still you have the gloss on your lips for a good time of 6 hours without eating (though it can stand light snacking and a cup of coffee – I’m an ardent lover of coffee :P) This gloss gives intense moisture to lips which stays for a good time of 8-9 hours without eating. I really love this part of the product.

 
But this has one big downside – it is very sheer and if you have pigmented lips, this doesn’t cover the pigmentation :( If you try going overboard with 3 or 4 coats, then you would end up with unusual artificial awkward lips.

So in short you get: 2 hours – immense shine and plumpy lips, 3-4 hours – lesser shine but the lips still remain plumpy, keeps your lips moisturized for a good time of 8-9 hours.

Swatches:


Rose Petals:

Inflates your lips as it claims
Gives a wonderful shine for atleast 2 hours and retains moisture on your lips as well
The shine fades but a minimal shine stays on your lips for 3-4 hours
Gorgeous and royal packaging

Thorns:

Very sheer, doesn’t give good coverage on pigmented lips
Pricey
Very less shade selection and almost all of them look similar on lips

Recommend\repurchase?

Yes can be tried once if you are not on a budget :) Maybe if I finish this tube any sooner!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (-0.5 for the sheerness)