Carli Bybel * BH Cosmetics Palette

I guess by now you all know about this palette but I just got recently and thought I would share my views you all. BH cosmetics collaborated with carli Bybel and introduced this palette and needless to say this palette was out of stock within few hours of its release. Carli Bybel is a famous you tuber with more than 3 million viewers. I have watched some of her videos. When people started raving about this palette I decided to get my hands on them.
Keep reading for detailed review,

Product Description:
Beauty expert and YouTube sensation Carli Bybel designed this versatile 14 Color Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette to dial up the drama and add excitement to your look. Carli’s taste for chic refinement and modern elegance inspired her to select a collection of earthy neutrals and plummy brown shadows with four face highlighters that complement every skin tone. The mix of mattes and shimmers makes it easy to go from amped-up evening intensity to toned-down daytime options.

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My Review:
This palette includes 14 pans, with 10 eyeshadow pans (4 matte+ 6 metallic shimmer) and 4 highlighter pans. The shade selection is quite warm and gold bronzey shades, with a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. The packaging looks so sleek and beautiful with all white, grey and silver. You do get a mirror in the packaging. The palette feels slim, compact and sturdy for cardboard. The formula of these shadows is quite silky to the touch and blendable. I paid $12.5 for this palette and was fairly impressed with the quality in general.

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                                                          First row swatches ( from left to right)

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                                                     Second row swatches (  from right to left)

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                                                          Third row swatches ( from left to right)

All the swatches are without primer.Personally for me, the winner in this palette are the shimmer shades because I think they’re more rich and pigmented and also tend to be the shades that wear the best. The mattes are also quite nice and pigmented but you need to build the look to get more intensified look. I do find that these perform best with primer. Without primer, these applied nicely but did get a little chalky by the end of the day with some creasing. With primer, I got a vibrant look that really lasted throughout the day. The highlighter in this palette are super pigmented that little goes a long way.
I do have one problem with this palette though. While I like the shades that are included in this palette, I don’t like that three of the shades in the larger highlighter pans are incredibly similar to shades in the smaller eye shadow pans. I wish they could have curated with some rosy shimmer-matte shades and champagne shade but none the less this palette is gorgeous and you can create so many looks with it. You can’t go wrong with a neutral palette as it’s so versatile and will suit pretty much every single skin tone
Pros:
• Cruelty free
• Paraben free
• Highly pigmented
• Inexpensive
Cons:
• Couple of highlighter is similar to eye shadow
Price: $12.50 ( I guess now the price in BH cosmetics website is 14.50)
Rating:4.5/5

Have you guys tried this yet? What are your thoughts about this palette? Thank you for reading 🙂

Rimmel Natural Bronzer Review

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I consider a good bronzer to be a necessary part of my makeup depot. A bad bronzer however can make me look like as if I rubbed my face in the dirt or sandbox. Lately I have been obsessed with this Rimmel Natural Bronzer and I have been using for quite long now.

My Review:

I got this bronzer in the shade Sun Bronze which is soft subtle tan bronzy color. It’s a matte finish bronzer with good pigmentation. The powder is so fine and velvety finish and glides easily on your skin and doesn’t look patch or powdery. Its gives a very natural sun kissed bronze look which I love and also for more intense look the color can built. It is a pressed powder with a cute sun pattern embossed in it (I have been using this so much that my pattern is no more visible :D). This is a perfect shade for my medium skin tone and I love using on everyday basis. My skin gets tan easily during summers and at times I like this to use just as a powder to give me an even tan look.

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The packaging sucks. It comes in a pan like form with a plastic lid. The lid loosened up over time and would always fall off. It’s not a twist up lid, more like a cover that you take off so be careful (my lid broke within a week)

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Another favorite bronzer of mine is Park Avenue Princess by Tarte. The Rimmel Natural is definitely more pink tone than Tarte Park Ave Princess. However, the pink tone is actually kind of nice. I mention the Tarte bronzer because I think this Rimmel one has a very similar texture and quality. If you’re not familiar with Tarte, it costs about ten times as much as Rimmel. That’s not an exaggeration!

The usual price for this bronzer at Walgreen’s is five dollars and change. But when I got them, Rimmel products were on sale for half off and I had a coupon for a dollar off. So I scored this bronzer for about two dollars. I love getting a good deal and this was definitely a good one. 😀

I would highly recommend this and I would definitely buy it again.The price and the way this bronzer performs for me makes it a winner and earns a spot in my makeup collection.

Pros:

  • Glides on easily
  • Blendable
  • Good pigmentation
  • Smooth and velvety finish
  • Inexpensive

Cons:

  • Bad packaging

Price: $5

Rating: 4.8/5

Have you tried Rimmel Natural Bronzer? Did you like it? Not like it? Please share, as I am interested in your impression of this product.

Thank you so much for popping in and have a great day.

 

Summer Outfit from The Blush Box

One of the things I really enjoy during summer is heading to beach. I love listening to the waves as they hit the shore- like for once I am not connected to my mobile device and I let my mind wander. So, today I want to share with you the outfit which I recently wore to my beach trip and also some of the other beach essentials.6This amazing outfit was gifted by my Lil sister Saloni who is a fashion designer also running her own retail online fashion store. She gave it to me from her summer collection on my recent trip to India couple of months back. I wanted to post this today as she is celebrating 3 Year anniversary of her own label name. I am so proud of her :)!

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Okay, now lets discuss some of the beach essentials,

1)SUNSCREEN: This should be the first on the list. There is nothing stronger than high altitude beach rays; they will crisp your skin flat 10 mins. There are million brands of sunscreen so you can pick a one of your choice.

2) HAT is a must to protect your whole face, neck & shoulder from sun.

3) FLIP-FLOP/SHOE: You don’t want too fancy but still you can go stylish with a pair of flip-flop or a casual shoe.

4) WATER-PROOF MAKEUP: If you plan to dip in water and still look cute then waterproof makeup is your friend. I like my Maybelline Waterproof Mascara and my Stila Liquid Lipstick

5) LIPBALM: Always apply a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips.

6) SUNGLASSES: Who doesn’t love to wear sunglasses especially when it’s so hot outside?? You can protect your eyes and look stylish as well.

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7) OUTFIT: Lastly but most important is what kinda outfit would you want to wear? I choose White Crop Top/ Bralette paired with white shorts. As I used white as my base I choose this nice pastel printed Kimono to compliment the entire look and I loved the way it turned out. I have been super obsessed with this. Also you can read a detailed post on How to style Crop Tops . I accessorized the entire look with a dainty layered chain and a bold hand cuff.

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                                                                                           Outfit details:

Shorts | Crop top | Sunglasses | Accesories from the online store – The Blush Box

Instagram Store – The Blush Box

Please Check out the store and do let me know your thoughts about this post  :)Hope you enjoyed reading !

Target Beauty Box June 2016

Hey guys,

I am here with a subscription beauty box from Target. Every month Target releases a few different beauty boxes.  At the end of May there was an option to purchase June beauty box for $10 and I just happen to be lucky enough to see it before it sold out since since they sell out within 12-24 hrs.  I believe they launch one every first Monday of the month.  This month theme was Sun KISSED.Typically, in a Target beauty box, you get a few deluxe sample, full size lip product and then a coupons. In this month’s box this is what I received –

Full Size Product:

E.L.F Lip Kiss Balm: This is a tinted lip balm which helps in creating a soft,moisturized lips. This lip balm is infused with Vitamins A, E, Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil to nourish your lips. It has a minty flavor which helps keeps lips feeling fresh.

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Deluxe Sample Size:

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Duo: It’s a duo eyeshadow with bronze color and a highlighting color. I have used this once and they are so pigmented.

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Yes To Cucumbers Facial wipes: It’s a pack of 10 facial wipes. It has cucumbers and aloe vera which is great for skin and it helps to cleanse, remove makeup and dirt and nourish your skin. It can come handy while travelling. Love it !!

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CoTZ Face SPF 40:  This sunscreen has SPF 40 and also it is tinted which I love the lost about this product. I used this once and I liked the way it was protecting my skin and also giving me an even skintone because of the tint. I might purchase the full size of this product.

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Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo:  This shampoo is for dry dull hair which will give intense hydration and moisture. Haven’t used this one before. I would like to try this product since I have dry and damaged hair. It came in a 3.9 FL Oz bottle. Also a $2 coupon on Pantene Products.

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Laneige water Bank Serum: This serum claims to give moisturize your deep down to give a supple and silkier skin.

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SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Crème Rinse: This hair conditioner contain fruits and coconut water to soften and energize hair. It’s mainly for curly and wavy hair and I don’t think it will work out for thin fine hair.

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L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Cream: This cream claims to hydrate your skin and reduce lines and wrinkles. This cream has little bit of fragrance. I must say this cream does give me a healthy looking skin in couple of uses itself. Love it !!

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L’Oreal Paris True Match Cushion: Have been wanting to try this foundation from so long and finally I can use this sample and see if this works out for me or not. I got this liquid foundation in the shade W3 Nude Beige with a tiny tap on applicator and also a $2 coupon on L’Oreal Paris True Match Cosmetics. Love it!

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Sample Size Products:

S.W Basics Exfoliant: This exfoliant contains flour, almond flour and sea salt.  I would like to try this when I am travelling as its super easy to carry and also I like pamper my skin little during travelling.

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Soap & glory Body Butter: It’s a shea rich body butter and gives intense hydration and moisturize dry, delicate skin. Again, this can be travel friendly when you are just out of home for a day or two.

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All these goodies came along with another coupon from target. Target Coupon for $3 off on $15 Beauty Purchase.

 

Was this a good value? Hell, yes!! I have not any of the products before so I’m excited to try them out. And if there’s some that I love I can take my coupon and head over to Target and buy the full-size versions of them. And if there is nothing in the box  I can still head over to Target and use it on any cosmetic, skin care or hair care purchase I desire.

Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed!!Have you ever bought a Target Beauty Box?

 

The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

A hydrating toner that removes traces of cleanser, dirt and make-up without drying the skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and refreshed. It leaves a velvety feel on the skin.

Details:The Body Shop difference: Vitamin E Hydrating Toner will remove traces of cleanser, dirt and make-up without drying the skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and refreshed. Toner contains not only vitamin E, but wheat germ oil, nature’s richest source of Vitamin E, for twice the antioxidant benefit. As Vitamin E Facial Toner is moisturizing and conditioning your skin, it is also combating the free radicals that lead to the breakdown of skin cells.
100% Vegetarian, Never Tested on Animals, Support Community Fair Trade Ingredients, No Sulfates, No Phthalates, No GMOs, No Triclosan

My Review:

Toners are a must for everyday skin care regime. A toner should be used at least twice a day. I like to use every morning and night. Recently, I came across The Body Shop Vitamin E Toner and so far I love it. It hydrates my dry skin and makes it feel smooth. I use this toner every morning after shower and at night post cleansing. It is so gentle and refreshing. My skin doesn’t feel dry after applying this. It definitely adds more moisture to my skin leaving it feeling less dry.I also like to use this toner as after lotion on my upper lip post waxing. The redness around my upper lip which causes by waxing vanishes within few minutes once I use this toner. It really soothes and calms my skin.

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The consistency of this toner is little thick than water. It feels like a gel oil toner but once applied the toner completely gets absorbed into your skin which makes skin more hydrating and fresh.

There is very little fragrance and it smells more like a baby lotion but it disappears within few minutes.

Lastly, about the packaging it comes in a plastic bottle with a tight cap but still looks nice. I like to put this toner in my small spray bottle and just spritz all over my face. I also carry this in my handbag  at times when I am out in sun. I just spray little bit of product all over the face to get a healthy looking skin and feel fresh throughout the day.

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I highly recommend these for combination to dry skin as it is extremely hydrating and it dint break me out.

Pros:

  • Extremly hydrating
  • Makes skin smooth
  • Refreshing toner
  • Antioxidant benefits
  • Vegan
  • Alcohol & Paraben Free

Cons:

  • None

Price: $15

Rating: 5/5