LIP, Lipstick, Skincare, Swatches, Uncategorized

All 10 Lakme enrich lip crayon- swatches and review

Lakme has recently come up with a set of 10 matte lip crayons at a highly competitive price. The lipsticks look exactly like the coloring crayons, so make sure you keep them away from each other.

Price: Rs. 185

Quantity :2.2 g

Shelf life : 24 months

A free sharpener comes with each lip crayon.

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About:

A newly formulated lip crayon for soft texture and smooth matte finish. Enriched with highly pigmented formula, it delivers intense color payoff.

A rich mixture of olive oil and jojoba oil conditions your lips. Natural shea and cocoa butter extracts soften and nourish your lips.

Swatches:

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PROS:

  1. Glides smoothly across the lips, finish is semi matte. Very comfortable to wear.
  2. Color pay off is good, the swatches are all one swipe.
  3. All the shades are suitable for Indian skin tone.
  4. The crayon can also be used as a lip liner.
  5. Affordable.
  6. Staying power is a good 4-5 hours, after which it fades away leaving a stain. I had oily food, soda, coffee and still the shade was there on my lips. It lasted me a whole day at work without touch up.
  7. Color coded package, with name and shade number printed on the body.
  8. The formula nourishes and conditions the lips.

CONS:

  1. Transfers a little.IMG_20170508_123859224_HDR
  2. Not smudge proof.
  3. The shade name is different from shade color. For instance, 10 Blushing Pink is more like a warm peach shade.
  4. Shades like berry red, pink burst have some shimmer which I don’t prefer.

The pros outweigh the cons. I have used lipsticks which cost double the amount and still don’t do a good job. So this is definitely worth buying. I am really glad that Lakme launched these crayons, since off late the market didn’t have many good quality yet affordable lipsticks. Lakme has set the bar high, hope other brands also follow soon.

Favorites : Berry red, mauve magic, shocking pink, blushing pink.

Rating : 4.5/5

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Hair Care, Shower Gel, Skincare, Uncategorized

Body to Eat!

“Body to eat” This is the Naturalium tagline. It is printed on the bottles too, I dug a little deeper and here is what I found on their page,

“Body to Eat, a new concept of Naturalium, with which we want to convey the essence of our products, designed to make you smell like real fresh fruit, causing desire to eat you…”

And they delivered what they promised; the foremost feature of Naturalium which makes it attractive is the aroma of fruit, not added flavors but real fruit. It has

  •  0% Parabens
  •  0% Colorants
  •   0% Phthalate
  • 0% Phenoxyethanol

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The Naturalium Fruit Pleasure Range boasts of six fruit flavors- Melon, Mango, Peach, Green Apple, Raspberry and Coconut.

  • Each flavor has a Shampoo and Conditioner (two in one), a shower gel and a body lotion.
  • The products have no color due to absence of artificial colorants and have a gel consistency.
  • They tickle your olfactory senses and leave a lasting impression. They smell absolutely delicious leaving you fresh and craving for more.

I tried the Coconut Shampoo with Conditioner – It has Pro-vitamin B5, to nourish your hair from the root. It cleansed my hair very well and left it soft with no frizz.

Coming to the Green Apple Body Lotion – I have never tried a green apple flavored product before, it smells divine, it lasts a good 4 hours and needs reapplication, it blends easily and it has Vitamin E.

And last, The Mango Shower gel – The perfect shower gel for summer, it cleanses well without stripping the skin of its essential oils, every time I use it I end up craving mangoes. It has vitamin E, Anti-oxidant and Anti-Free Radical effect.

Naturalium- Back to basics, to nature, to simplicity.

 

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Naturalium has been voted as product of the year in 2016 in Spain, it is Made in Spain.

The cherry on the cake would be their Social Responsibility; they donate a part of the fund to NGO which builds wells to facilitate public access to potable water, in areas of Zimbabwe where there is a dry season for eight months which dries out the water resource.

Naturalium is distributed in India through Komplete Kare, a company focused on developing luxury international brands in the Indian market those are natural, ethically produced and inspired by nature.

Naturalium products are available online on Nykaa, Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. They can also be purchased offline through most cosmetic stores Hypercity, Wellness Forever, Dorabjees, Health and Glow to name a few.

Would I buy it?

It’s a steal for the contents and price and I am adding it to my repurchase list. Plus, they have so many exotic variants which are new to the Indian market which is dominated by very few and basic fruit flavors.

 

Hair Care, Routine, Skincare, Uncategorized

“Liquid Gold” #1 in my Holy Grail Product List

Wild Argan Oil from The Body Shop

Argan oil? What’s that?

This beauty elixir is extracted from kernels of the Moroccan Argan Tree. It’s a wonder oil for hair, skin and even nails.

It’s just another oil. What’s so great about it?

Uh huh. This is a rich source of Vitamin E which is essential for good skin and great hair.

  • It hydrates and soothes irritated skin
  • Tames that wild frizz.
  • Helps in reducing hair fall.
  • Split ends? No more.
  • Keeps nails smooth, shiny and soft cuticles. No more damaged nails.
  • It moisturizes dry flaky skin.

How to use it?

Argan oil can be used in it’s pure form or as an ingredient in any skin care products.

  • Leave in Hair serum- Two pumps of this oil and I am ready to flaunt my hair. Super shiny and frizz free.
  • It’s non greasy so you can use it as a styling agent or heat protector.
  • Skin Moisturizer, massage the oil into your skin at night and wake up with soft hydrated skin. No more flaky skin.
  • Nail care, rub some oil on your cuticles and massage them.
  • Argan oil can help in reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Use it as a hair mask once in two weeks, massage onto your scalp and hair tips and wrap a hot towel. Leave it on for 30 to 60 minutes and wash your hair.
  • Oh you can use it as a lip moisturizer as well

It’s Liquid Gold indeed. The oil retails for 1795 INR for 125 ml. It is a good investment products and goes a long way.

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DIY, LIP, Routine, Skincare, Uncategorized

Lip Love

Lips are overlooked often when it comes to skin care routine. Most of us believe chap sticks / lip balms are good enough to take care of the lips. But these babies deserve a lot of love and care to be soft and luscious.

We have so many lipsticks in the market- matte, creme, liquid lipsticks, matte gloss, shiny gloss….. and it goes on. These formulas tend to dry out the lips and we need to provide extra nourishment for our lips.

A simple routine when followed regularly works wonders on your lips.

Exfoliate 

Lipstick+chapped lips = DON’T

Exfoliate your lips every alternate day,  in the morning after brushing. Use sugar to scrub away that dead skin for brand new super soft lips. 

Mix sugar granules + coconut oil for homemade scrub. There are plenty of flavors available online if you like the scented variants. I use a small toothbrush to scrub, you can use your normal toothbrush as well but the kid’s one is cute.  ♥ 

 

Protect them!

Your lips need protection from the harsh sun too. Use a good lip balm with SPF. Apply lip balm to your lips after exfoliating. 

I use the Body Shop Vitamin E lip Balm. It’s not tinted, has no scent and it comes with SPF 15.

 

Night Routine

Use a good make up remover or almond oil to remove your lipstick. Even though the lipstick fades away at the end of the day, it’s necessary to get rid of any leftover lipstick. 

Use the tooth brush to scrub the lips again(no scrub required). Dab some coconut oil on your lips and massage your lips for about a minute followed by which use a fork and poke your lips gently. This will help boost circulation and give you fuller and plump lips.

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Note:

Please do a patch test before you try on any new routine or skin care products.

Image is taken from Google.