Going Eco Friendly With Grass Spider

So I got introduced with this brand called Grass Spider who’s been dealing with eco-friendly fashion, eco-friendly home decor and most recently organic skincare. It’s like your go to website to find all things natural, organic and eco-friendly.

A few months ago they sent me this eco friendly necklace and a jute sling bag and the later one pretty much changed the concept of the average Jute bags. It’s convenient, it’s unisex and you can literally slip a laptop and a few books into it. It’s really, really convenient for college students, and considering the fact that my college days are long over, it works as my overnighter more than often.

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Could be bought here :http://grassspider.in/product/trendy-shoulder-bag/

In a lot of my previous posts I have admitted of being a green marshal and have expressed my love for the nature. I really love it when I find someone with the same interests, and meeting a brand that showcases the same thing is worth discovering.

About Grass Spider:
Grass Spider is a sustainability conscious venture. We devotedly sell green products and organic apparel, and provide excellent customer service. We ensure that our products do not have much negative impact on ecology and environment. We sell a variety of stylish, ecofriendly and skin friendly merchandise. To better serve market demand and to incorporate uniqueness in our venture we have categorized our products as Virgin Products, Upcycled products & Recycled products.

 

Beauty Friends II Essence Mask Sheet Potato Review

It’s been so long I have reviewed any Korean Skincare products. In fact I have run out of some of my K-beauty products and haven’t been able to re-order them because of my super hectic schedule that has been going on for the past few months. (I must mention here that I follow the Korean 10 step regimen twice a day and almost all my daily products are Korean). So I was ecstatic when Skin18 sent me a cute box filled with a generous amount of products to review.

Rewinding a little bit here, you guys might know that my grandmother expired on July and I couldn’t work for the time span between her stroke and the memorial. After the memorial when I started working, I found myself in front of the huge pile of sponsored products which I was yet to test. Some of them worked amazing on my super sensitive skin, some did not, and some even gave me stubborn pimples. On top of that I had a really bad appetite for the couple of months which started showing on my skin. And the worst of all, I had run out of all my sheet masks, and I had this habit of sheet masking twice a week. So now you can really imagine my ecstasy on receiving the box right when I was living a nightmare. Potatoes are known to repair damaged skin and lighten dark spot; I have heard that throughout my teenage years, no wonder the potato mask from Beauty Friends was the first item I pulled out of the box to try.

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The packaging is simple, the amount of essence is exactly the amount required. I hate it when some sheet masks contain excess serum which keeps dripping when you try to put it on. The consistency of the essence was neither too runny, nor too thick. The fitting however, wasn’t that perfect. I do not have an oval shaped face, but the mask was bigger in length and shorter in width. That means it went up my hair line, but didn’t even reach my ears. The nose cutting was too short for me, and the cheek area was wrinkled up. Overall, the sheetmask selfie looked too ugly to upload in this post.

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Coming to the main part, how it worked on my skin. I loved it. I kept it on my face for about 35 minutes and it was almost dry by that time. I finished it off with my night cream and could feel the healthy hydration and my plumped up skin. The following morning I woke up with a nourished, hydrated and brightened skin, something I expect to see every morning after sheet masking. On top of that, my acne scars have visibly lightened. I won’t lie, I started testing an anti-blemish face wash since that very night, but then again, considering the fact that a single usage did it, it’s highly likely that it’s the sheet mask that did it (or both). It’s been two days and the brightening effect and the nourishment is still noticeable.

Over all, I really loved it. It’s the kind of sheet mask that I would use every once a week. It has done everything a sheet mask is supposed to do: hydrate, nourish, heal, brighten and on top of all, it reduced my pimple spots (ah! The potato pulps!).

Pros:

  • Does everything that it claims
  • Hydrates and nourishes
  • Lightens dark spot
  • Brightens the skin
  • Cheap

Cons:

  • Fitting

Rating:

4.7/5

Available: http://skin18.com/products/beauty-friends-ii-essence-mask-sheet-pack-potato?variant=5229325763

Lass Naturals 50+ SPF Suncreen Hydrogel Review

This one’s going to be the shortest review of all time. Lass Naturals Sunscreen with SPF 50. Honestly, I love the brand, I have used their deodorants, their hair care set and I loved them all. But I was a little skeptical about their sunscreen.  Going through their ingredient list I couldn’t figure out if it’s a chemical sunscreen or a physical one (read the difference here). Obviously the product name was ‘sunscreen’ and not ‘sunblock’ and I think I was stupid to even expect a physical sunscreen. But then again, the brand raves about using all natural ingredients and a chemical sunscreen was the last thing I expected from their range.

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After considering for like months, I finally got up the courage to do a patch test. If you are regular reader of my blog, you would know that I have a hyper sensitive skin that reacts terribly to chemical sunscreen and the reaction lasts for about a month, well the rashes last for like a week but my skin looks similar to that of a frog’s for about a whole month. So I did a tiny patch test and there was nothing, but the consistency felt like that of a chemical sunscreen. And I did another patch test the next day, and bam! My arm was on fire within half an hour. I immediately washed it off but the burning sensation lasted for the next two days. So yes, no ingredient list required, it’s definitely a chemical sunscreen.

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Now that it lasted on my skin for about half an hour, I really can’t review it as a chemical sunscreen except for the fact that it blended pretty well. But then again, which chemical sunscreen doesn’t?! BUT, I have to admit, out of all chemical sunscreen that I have ever (accidentally) used, this one blended and absorbed the best. Also, it will work as an amazing makeup base.  If I didn’t have a sensitive skin, this would have been the sunscreen I would stick to for the rest of my life.

Pros:

  • Cheap
  • Travel Friendly
  • SPF 50 (I don’t trust sunscreens with SPF lower than that)
  • Blends pretty well
  • Will work as a good make up base

Cons:

  • I know the name suggests that it’s a sunscreen and not a sunblock, but for a natural skincare brand it’s a little misleading to produce chemical sunscreens.

Can be bout here: http://www.lasscosmetics.com/natural-sunscreen-hydro-gel.php

P.S: I won’t rate this product because, as a sunscreen it will definitely get a 5 out of 5, but then again, it’s a natural skincare brand and a chemical sunscreen wasn’t expected.

NOTE: Because I couldn’t use this product and it would work really great on people who’s not cursed with a sensitive skin I did not have the heart to have it wasted. Considering the fact that I could not arrange a giveaway box in the last month and this product haven’t been used except for two patch tests I included it in my September giveaway box. If you are the winner and you don’t have a sensitive skin, hurray! If not, you can always gift it to somebody who’s not as cursed as we are. Sorry :p

Votre White Essence Brightening Day Moisturiser SPF 25 Review

Hey guys, hope you all are doing fine. Today I’m going to review the Votre Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF25. Votre is one of my much loved brands and I have previously fallen in love with their serum and their Face Wash.  Before starting, I have to admit that I haven’t used the cream religiously; as the packaging is too travel friendly that I had to save it for my weekend Kolkata visits. However, I used it on a daily basis for the past week before writing this review, but that’s totally contrary to my usual 28 days of application prior to reviewing (that’s how long our cells take to turn over).

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As I already mentioned, the packaging is travel friendly, and even though there’s nothing special about it, I still find the opaque, off-white coloured tube a little cute. It comes with a screw cap and dispenses the right amount required.

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I honestly love when a day cream that contains SPF suits my super sensitive skin. Usually I opt for high protection before going out in the sun, but there are days I stay indoors but still require some amount of sun protection, so day creams containing SPF really comes in really handy. The texture of the cream is a bit thick and feels a little uncomfortable on my skin, as if a thick layer of velvety something has been applied on my face. Layering a sun block over it particularly becomes a pain (sun blocks are themselves pain). The feeling however goes away in a few hours and the skin remains nourished for a long period of time. My pimple spots however haven’t faded at all.  So that’s one claim it failed to deliver. But my skin tone does look a bit brighter, that’s one plus.

Overall, it’s a good day cream and might become your best friend if you sometimes skip the sun block. I have a combination skin, so chances are it won’t be as greasy on dry skin. And lastly, it’s handy and travel friendly, so you can always pack it up for tours.

Pros:

  • Contains SPF
  • Natural ingredients
  • Travel friendly
  • Suits my super-sensitive skin
  • Pocket friendly

Cons:

  • Feels a little uncomfortable on my skin

Rating:

4/5

Available Here:

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September Beautifully You Box- Anniversary Special Giveaway

Hey guys, hope you are all doing fine. I am really sorry that I missed the monthly giveaway last month. If you have been following my posts, you will know that my grandma expired on the month of July, and the memorial was 40 days later. The past month was a bit rough, so much so that I haven’t even been able to send out the prize for my July winner, so sorry Ankita Agarwal, I finally managed to pack and sew your box and it will be sent out tomorrow. In fact, I even missed celebrating my blog’s 1st Anniversary on August, let alone organizing a special giveaway, and I also spent a silent birthday this 16th. So I guess it’s high time I resume my monthly giveaway.

Here’s everything I managed to get together.

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  • Lass Natural Sunscreen- Full Sized
  • Ma Earth Botanical Balancing Cream- Sample Size
  • Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion- Trial Sized
  • Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Magic Cream – Sample Sized

That’s right, two Korean beauty products again…

Here’s what you have to do to be eligible to enter the giveaway.

  1. Be a subscriber to my blog (no need to unsubscribe and re-subscribe)
  2. Follow me on Insta*
  3. Like my FB
  4. Follow me on Twitter
  5. Leave a comment under this post with your e-mail id.

*Unfollowers will be banned from all future giveaways…

And you are on board… Good luck <3

P.S: Open to Indian residents only

Kronokare Provencal Lavender Body Lotion Review

I received the Kronokare Provencal Lavender Body Lotion with my Fab Bag a few months back. When I received it, it had only a few months of shelf life left which I thought is pretty lame for Fab Bag. However, when it comes to the lotion itself, I have no complaints; in fact I am glad to have it discovered even if I didn’t get to use the whole product before it expired.

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Product claims:
These products will repair and regenerate, without getting you even a second late! The essential oils will hydrate, the scents will bloom, lavender is your choice to say bye-bye to gloom. Paraben & SLS free.

Ingredients: Lavendual Augustofolia, Thymus Vulgaris,Iso Propyl Maristate, Mineral Oil, Glycerine, Emulsifying Wax, Bees Wax, Imid Urea, 2-Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiaxolinone, Ethylene Diamin Tetra Acetic Acid, Colour, Distilled water.

Rs. 115 for 60 ml & Rs. 345 for 220 ml. Available online on Official Website

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My Experience:

I have a combination skin and I prefer using a body throughout the year only replacing with body butters during the winter. I believe that to get a healthy skin, hydration is the key, and thus I never ignore the moisturizers and the lotions even during the summer. The problem with using a lotion during the summer however is that there’s rarely any that works on summer without leaving your skin feel greasy. I mean prior to using this Lavender Body Lotion I really haven’t come across any body lotion that haven’t left my skin feeling tacky when used during the summer. This particular body lotion on the other hand works like magic. It gets completely absorbed within a few minutes, giving the skin a healthy hydration.

And there’s more. The lotion has a strong lavender fragrance which lingers for quite some time and really soothes and calms the mind. It would work really great if you use it post showering, before going to bed as lavender is known for its soothing and calming power. Overall, I really liked this lotion. It’s my ultimate solution for summer body care. Those with dry skin might not be very satisfied with this product during the winter, but then again you can’t expect contrary effects from the same product.

Packaging:

I can’t really talk about the packaging since I got a deluxe sized sample. But I like the package that I got, it’s sturdy, it’s leak proof and it’s travel friendly, what’s not to like?

Pros:

  • Calms and soothes
  • Hydrating
  • Absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave your skin greasy
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Pocket friendly

Cons:

Nothing

Rating:

5/5

P.S: The fact that it doesn’t contain SPF did not bother me at all, because had it contained a sunscreen instead of a sun block, it wouldn’t suit my skin anyway.

My Bucket List

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Of late I have writing about just beauty and lifestyle. But the truth is blogging is much more than just sharing what I liked and what I disliked. Owning a blog gives me the power to be heard, to inspire. Sure my life isn’t a perfect fairytale, but it’s highly possible that I am underrating something that someone somewhere is craving for, or the vice versa. Being a blogger gives me the power of being personal with my readers. You see our readers matter a lot to us, sometimes more than our real life friends. There are readers who know us as better than some of our real life friends, because sometimes we share stuffs with you guys which we won’t personally share with our real life acquaintances. For example, my best friend isn’t a beauty geek, in fact she used to top our class unlike me (not that I am stereotyping people who tops board exams) so I just don’t get to share my joy with her when Kiko Milano announces that they are coming to India, neither I got to share it with my sister or anybody I know personally. But then there’s you guys, you people are going to be the first to know when I get to purchase some stuffs from Kiko Milano.

So somehow it felt right to share my bucket list with you guys. I never had my bucket list written in any diary or notepad, they were like in my head. But then I realised that putting them all in a single place will help me work harder to actually achieve them. And who knows? May be you guys might even get inspired by some of them?

Before starting, I would like to mention that because I have never jotted them down before, it’s pretty likely that I missed a lot of them since they have been building up since my childhood. So here’s everything that I can remember including the ones that’s already checked.

  • Music:

I’ve been passionate about music from before I can even remember.  I had learnt Classical Indian for 7 years and ever since I was a kid, I wanted to build a career out of it. Sure enough my parents were always dead against it. I knew they would never let me. But I had this dream, that one day I will own a room full of musical instruments, and I vowed that won’t get married until that day, unless of course I marry a musician who’s going to share the same passion.

Status- Checked:  After completing my graduation, I started taking guitar lessons and by the end of my Masters degree I joined a fusion band and fell for the lead guitarist/ mainstream vocal. After the band broke off with a bad note, the two of us kept on with our duo setup. We are getting married by the end of next year (hopefully) and we already own 5 guitars and a Ukulele and still have a lot on our ‘instrumental bucket list’.

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[You guys can check some of our uploads here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Thvm9XG3tN6dMIuK97B4Q]

  • Travel The World:

Who doesn’t have that on their bucket list right?  In my case, these travels doesn’t include any fancy hotels, instead I would love to stay with the locals and eat the local and traditional food, and enjoy the sights that tourists often ignore. I would love to put out a tent and sleep under the stars, in fact it should have been a whole point by itself.

My boy friend and I share the same passion for food; we hop around the city searching for different cuisines, and what better way there is to taste different cuisines other than travelling the world?

Status- Still hanging in there: The only person I know that share the same interest like me is my boy friend, and since I live in India and our parent’s are Indian, we have to wait for it until we are married.  (My parent’s and my sister love to travel too, but they travel like tourists and not like a traveller, something I am never satisfied with).

  • Live an unconventional life:

Honestly, my family never understood me. I guess it happens to every single people who are a bit different than the others. My father’s family is full is of business geniuses (including my father), my mother’s family has some educational nerds(including my mother and my sister) and by nerds, I mean people who will leave their job as a professor in the city and build a school in a village spending the rest of their lives teaching. I guess I got the creative genes from my mother’s side, and they are happy as long as it remains a hobby. When a hobby turns into a passion, our parents get panic attacks. As students, we had few options when it came to build a career: doctor, engineer, teacher, or a govt. employee, your life has no meaning if you get out of that zone.

Well I always knew I was going to do something different, with huge struggles and difficulties I might add, most of which occurred because of my parents. I had only one career option, a school teacher, of a govt school mind you. But I joined the band when I was doing my masters. It got pretty ugly when my parents found out. It was to their relief when I left the band but then again what Indian parents would be okay if their baby girl starts dating a hardcore musician?! But I did what I had to do; I kept on rehearsing and performing with my boyfriend, until we decided that we need to get jobs to invest on instruments and equipments. A conventional job wasn’t a plan, but we agreed to work for one to maximum two years.  Sure enough our rehearsal sessions became a distinct event and all my salary was spent paying my bills and my rent (my hometown is 100km far from Kolkata so I live by myself). But we did manage to purchase a few instruments and equipments and while working as a Data Analyst I also grew the passion for blogging. I used to blog rarely, prior to joining the firm (a different blogspot blog with the same name) but it was my colleagues who enlightened me about the whole blogging thing. I purchased a domain and started afresh on August 2015 and pretty soon I was so hooked that I would stay up all night writing. I knew this was going somewhere and I knew that I need to spend some more time with my blog, not exhausted nights, but with a fresh brain that actually works.

My boyfriend being the creative soul that he is has always wanted to try his hands on photography and when I started blogging he found his calling too. By November he purchased a DSLR and I gave my manager my notice letter. Anyone will tell me that it was too soon, but trust me, every hour I spent at the office, all I could think of was what am I gonna right today. And it was pretty frustrating when after going home I neither had the energy, nor would my brain co-operate. Also it was 3 months past 2 years and as stubborn as I was, I had to leave the job. So I did, and look at me now. I spend the whole day browsing articles, reading books, writing posts, attending events, playing the guitar and sometimes even attempting my hand on photography. I could not be happier.

P.S: My parents are actually supportive about my blogging career; they have been since the beginning which was a shocker to me.

Status- Checked: Living the time of my life and hoping that it would get even better after I get married because believe it or not, my boy friend is as invested in my blog as I am in his compositions.

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  • Have pink hair strand:

This has been in my bucket list ever since I was sixteen.  I searched so many Salons in Kolkata that can colour my hear freaking pink, but I found none. Only this one salon had wash of colour and I wasn’t dropping 500 bucks for a single strand for a single day. I had been searching for a perfect spray can for a long time and I just ordered one from BBlunt.

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  • Louis Vuitton Hand bag:

Here comes the mortal wish. I always had a fascination for Louis Vuitton Handbags. Again, who doesn’t right? But I’ve always found Louis Vuitton classier than any other Hi End Brands, they are like dreams.

Status- Checked.

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  • Not looking for MRP while shopping:

When I was in college, I never had I clue what I was gonna do the next day. People were like ‘Are you going to pursue a Masters degree after graduating college?’. ‘I don’t know’ was the common answer I could afford. Except for the times when they would ask ‘What’s your aim?’. That’s one answer I know ‘Ah! To become too successful to not have to look for MRPs while shopping’. (My sister already does that).

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  • Have my own home: (not my inheritance, but my own, and my boy friend’s of course)

Nothing fancy, just a place where I can look ugly and enjoy it.

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  • Stay Healthy:

I am a big time foodie. I don’t compromise with my food nor do I exercise. The only thing good about my appetite is that I love eating vegetables. When I decided I’m going to stay with my parents for the summer, I was really looking forward to grow some organic veggies in our garden. But that didn’t happen as with summer came the drought and then with my grandmother passing, things were a bit mess over here. I still am looking forward to grow a veggie garden along with my mother and I will make sure to blog about it if I do.

Fitness has always been the last thing on my mind. But when my grandma was in the hospital and after she died under certain circumstances I lost my appetite. The lack of nutrition started showing on my skin and overall my health. People give me one look at and ask me if I am suffering from some serious illness. ‘No, it’s just lack of food and sleep’. So I figured that it’s high time I start eating healthy and may be spare some time for a couple of sit ups.

You guys can follow my fitness journey over at my Instagram and if I get into a good routine, I will make sure to do a detailed post about it.

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  • Have a profession that will allow me to spend enough time with my parents:

I’ve been living by myself since the past 9 years. All I ever wanted was to get to spend not just weekends but a good amount of time with my parents, especially before I get married (this feels weird, this post is technically the first time I am talking about getting married). So hooray, as a full time blogger I get to spend soooo much time at home. I do go to Kolkata for shoots and events, but then again I don’t need to wait for weekends to come home.

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And above all…

  • Inspire:

As a blogger, I do have responsibilities towards my readers. I just can’t write good stuffs about a bad product just because it’s sponsored. In the similar way, I just can’t show off the best parts of my life and leave the hardships behind the curtain. After all, we are all human. I believe everybody inspires people around them one way or the other, most of the time not knowing it themselves. The whole reason that I got all personal in this post is because I love when people follow their own dreams and choose their own paths. Some people doesn’t have a clue what they want from life, some people does, but are often too afraid to chase it.

I would say if you have figured out your calling, figure out ways to achieve it, you cannot leave any stone unturned.

So these are everything I could think of.  I seriously have no idea why I wrote this post the day before my birthday, is it because the clock is ticking? I don’t know. Whatever the reason is that I suddenly felt like writing this down, I hope you guys enjoyed it. And also I would love to read about your bucket lists. After all they are worth the chase…

Be A BombShell Eyeshadow Crayon- High Roller Review

I’m a sucker for eye make ups so you can understand my joy upon receiving a full-sized eye shadow crayon. I have never used an eye shadow crayon before, but I do own a cream eye shadow from Givenchy and I love it. Sometimes when I’m in a hurry or I don’t want to do a dramatic eye makeup, I line my eyes with a (thick coat) colour pencil (usually a turquoise or an olive green shade) and then with a liquid eye liner.  I love the way it looks. Also, since I travel lot during weekends, I find it annoying to carry my eye shadow palettes with me everywhere. My solo shades, most preferably my cream shadow and my eye pencils come in really handy. So when I received this eye shadow crayon I had such high hopes. I thought may be my problem with carrying my palettes with me will end here, I thought if this crayon works fine, I will purchase the other shades as well.

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To my major disappointment, the crayon wasn’t half as near as I expected. Of course if we talk about convenienc it’s really easy to carry, doesn’t need sharpening as it’s a twist up crayon, and it’s easily to apply. Also the shade is an amazing olive green with golden shimmer. What’s not to like right? Well the pigmentation ruined everything. It took me about 5-6 coats until the colour was visible enough  be caught on the camera. I’m talking about just the swatch here. When I actually applied it on my eyes it was a worse story. I had to keep coating, and the colour was poorly building up as the formula is too creamy and too greasy. I have a wheatish skin tone and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to make any colour visible on my face. In fact my eye pencils from Catrice Cosmetics look much cooler than this crayon turned out. Sure enough the creamy formula didn’t last on my eye lids for more than a couple of hours. It will work really good as a base when you finish it off with a powder shadow, but I was completely wrong when I thought that this is going to be my weekend travel companion, it certainly won’t.

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Price:

Rs. 1200

Pros:

  • Convenient, travel friendly
  • Creamy formula
  • Acts as a good base
  • Blends smoothly

Cons:

  • Poor Pigmentation
  • Over priced
  • Doesn’t dry out

Rating:

2.5/5

Sugar Cosmetics It’s A-Pout Time Lipstick Review: Mad Magenta

You guys might have noticed that I review mostly skincare products and not many makeup products, but that does not mean in any way that I am not a makeup geek. I love makeup as much as any of you do, however, I often times ignore reviewing them for some unknown reason. So today I’m going to review a lipstick for the first time.

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Sugar cosmetics has launched the It’s A-Pout time range after their hugely successful launch of the Matte As Hell lipstick. I loved the shade Scarlett O’hara from the Matte As Hell range so much that I literally wore it everywhere, unless I’m going somewhere where bold lips is a big no. I wore it at parties, at weddings, at meetings, literally everywhere. That one time I wore it as a bridesmaid and the other bridesmaids borrowed it from me much to my dismay (gross) and all of them ended up purchasing it for themselves. After owning the Scarlett O’hara, all my other lipsticks became somewhat useless, and that’s when I received the Mad Magenta with my Fab Bag. Now I spend at least 10 minutes deciding over the O’hara and Mad Magenta.

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The Mad Magenta comes in a classic black packaging. You twist the bullet and the cylindrical shaped lipstick comes out. Sometimes when I’m in a hurry, the shape becomes a pain while doing the Cupid ’s bow. I would suggest using a lip liner for a better application. The colour is a hot Fuchsia and I am a sucker for hot pink shades. The colour is buildable. Even if the colour is perfect for parties and festivals, you can always wear it at work, and literally everywhere.

 

Unlike the Matte As Hell, this lipstick has a gel matte formula and is very comfortable to wear. As I repeatedly wrote on my previous articles that I rarely have my makeup on for long periods of time after quitting my job, I really can’t tell if the staying hours are as long as the Matte As Hell Range, but it stayed on my lips for about 5-6 hrs (the longest I’ve been out recently) which I think is pretty decent.

Here’s a look that I created wearing this baby:

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Geri G Innocent Foundation Review

Hey guys, hope you all are doing fine. Today I’m going to review the Geri G Foundation that I received with my last month’s Fab Bag. Surely receiving a full sized foundation with a beauty bag can be considered a blast. After 2 Fab Bag disasters they finally made it up to me. So without wasting any of our precious moments let’s get to the review.

Geri G. is a celebrity makeup artist and a licensed Aesthetician who knows exactly what our skin wants. While I prefer using a foundation to even out my skin tone, I really hate the feeling of a heavy foundation sitting on my skin, thus I often getaway wearing a tinted moisturiser in the evening and a cushion compact during the day time. However, finding the right foundation had been in my bucket list for quiet sometime. So when I received the foundation which matched my skin tone I over came with joy. Of course I chose the shade(medium) by myself but I was still not sure if the shade’s gonna match my skin, but to my joy, it did.

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I really liked the sturdy look of the packaging, a transparent plastic bottle with a hygienic pump, really really travel friendly. You can just see how much product is left in the bottle. And the perks? The pump squirts exactly the amount required.

Claims:

Non-masking and nourishing to the skin, Geri G.®’s exclusive water-based formula combines moisturizing benefits of Squalene Oil from olives , green tea, white tea, with radiant pigments that conceal imperfections and illuminate the complexion.

Weightless and hydrating, Innocent Foundation glides on seamlessly and provides all-day sheer to moderate coverage with a natural matte finish. For all skin types.

My Experience:

Given to   fact that I am still unaware where I can get the original beauty blender, I prefer using my fingers to apply and blend my foundation.  I prefer following my makeup routine on a clean, moisturized and primed face and boy! The foundation did blend amazingly well giving a medium coverage. It successfully concealed some dark spots, leaving just the stubborn one that I got from a pimple while PMSing. I even got away without wearing a concealer on some occasions and my laziness really, really thanked this foundation for that. The formula is lightweight and doesn’t make you feel like it’s sitting on your face. Because I haven’t worn makeup for a longer period of time in the past few months I can’t really talk about its long lasting claim, but it did keep my face fresh for as long as I’ve worn it every single time.

If you ask me if I liked it, then honestly, I love it, and it’s one of the rare items that I’m gonna repeat purchase (I usually don’t as I like trying out new stuffs all the time). But if you have some major spots and you are looking for something to wear during festivals or weddings then I am not sure if you are going to like it.

Price:

RS.2,500

Pros:

  • Ingredient list <3
  • Travel friendly
  • Hides minor imperfections
  • Light weight
  • Looks luxurious
  • Hygienic

Cons:

  • Doesn’t conceal stubborn spots, but then again it doesn’t claim high coverage
  • Can be a bit pricey
  • Mattifying finish, despite the illuminating claims

Rating:

4.9/5