I’m Back + Blog Update

Hey all!!

This is just a small update about my whereabouts.

I know I have been MIA for around two weeks now and haven’t posted any content but it was all sudden plan. I just  took off and wanted to spend sometime with family. I had an amazing vacation with family and was not active on any of the social media. It was a great experience and refraining myself from electronic devices. It was a relaxing and the best time ever I had this year. But from know I am going to post regularly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so look out for some reviews and content.

It was a great Christmas vacation. How did you spend your vacation and what are your New Year plans? Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year :)!

Happy Holidays!!

HA7X Multi-Molecular Hydrator Serum | Review

I was super excited when I got to try the HAX serum from Revive serum as I have heard some great reviews of other products from my fellow bloggers. This serum claims to Plump | Hydrate | Protect | Blur | Moisturize | Destress | Rejuvenate. These are the main factors which we all look in a serum and believe me this serum does it all.

ABOUT THE KEY INGREDIENTS:

NEUROPHROLINE

Winner of the 2016 Gold Award for Best New Ingredient at in-Cosmetics Paris, the leading global business event for personal care ingredients. According to swiss Givaudan SA, its developer, this exclusive extract derived from the tephrosia purpurea plant has demonstrated its unique biological capabilities to:

▶ Be the first bioactive cosmetic ingredient able to block the production of cortisol, the major stress hormone.

▶ Promote the release of endorphins, natural calming neuropeptide acting on mood and promoting a sense of well-being and relaxation.

▶ Provide fast benefits in only 2 weeks, with a visible reduction of redness (up to 2.4x), a very fast recovery of skin luminosity (+57%), and improvement in global skin color (+99%) after only 28 days.

Environmental pollutants including cigarette smoke, ozone, exhaust fumes and heavy metals generate free radicals that induce oxidative damage and put skin cells in a state of stress. The active Neurophroline ingredient targets these sources and effects, and is shown to have clinical efficacy in reducing the appearance of premature aging caused by environmental pollution.

How to use:

Apply to cleansed face, neck, chest and hands twice daily, ideally while skin is still moist after cleansing. Alternatively, apply with moist fingertips to facilitate an instant plumping effect. Use it after any other treatment serums, and before applying makeup and/or sun protection. Decrease frequency or discontinue use if irritation develops.

My thoughts:

The texture of this serum is milky and thin consistency. I have been using this for nearly two weeks and I must say I’m super impressed with this product. I use this serum in my skincare routine day and night and also under my makeup as a primer and totally love. My skin feels completely different in a good way. Its gives a smooth and firm look to my skin. I couldn’t see much of plumping effect throughout my two week use but I definitely see a much good difference in overall appearance of the skin. It looks even and moisturized.  My skin feels rejuvenated and relaxed the next morning when I use at night.

Also it creates a wonderful base for makeup and works perfect as a primer. My foundation goes on smoothly and also one huge thing I noticed with this was my concealer never creases at all. I always get creases under eyes but when I use this as a primer my concealer never creases. I was really happy and super impressed the way it worked on my under eyes.

The best part is fragrance and scent free and comes in a pretty packaging which has a pump. This makes it quite easy and mess free to use the product.

I highly recommend this product for all skin types and it works perfect even for sensitive skin. It works great as a serum and as a primer.

Have you used this before? Which is your favorite serum? Let me know your thoughts! Thanks for reading !:)

For additional information visit  RevivSerums

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Thoughts and opinions are my own 100% unbiased an honest. (Sponsored Post)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2016 Under $50

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Holiday season just around the corner and we all love gifting our loved ones especially during this season.  This year is almost over and I can’t believe how fast this year went.  These are some of my favorite picks for this holiday to gift someone who is a beauty junkie or just treat yourself. I have added some of my favorites from skincare, Makeup and Fragrances and all these gifts are under $50.

First Aid Beauty FAB Beautique

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FAB is an affordable skincare brand which works really great for all skin types. This gift set is everything you can ask for when it comes to skincare as it comes with a Cleanser, Serum, Moisture repair cream, Facial pads to remove makeup and a lip balm. These comes in travel size which makes in handy to travel and you don’t need anything else as it a whole skincare set just for $48 ($95 Value).

Caudalie Vinosource Hydrating & Soothing Stars Set

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Caudalie is another skincare brand which makes some really great products. I have tried their Instant Detox Mask and I absolutely love them. This is a 3-pc gift set which comes with a Micellar water, a thirst quench Serum and a Moisturizing Sorbet. This is great to gift someone who is a skincare addict or for yourself if you want to try their products before committing to full size. This set retails for $49 ($73 value).

L’Occitane Nourishing Shea Butter

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L’Occitane’s skin, body care, and fragrances are packed with natural favorites like honey, verbena, shea butter, and lavender. This is a 4-pc gift which comes with two different Hand Creams, a Foot Cream and a Body Cream. This set is perfect for those who loves bodycare products and these products are filled with shea butter which makes your skin smooth and hydrated without feeling dry and flaky this winter. This set retails for $44 ($59 Value).

Stila Bright & Bold Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set

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If someone is a lipstick junkie who loves bright colors and are a big fan of liquid lipstick is set is everything. A set of three, deluxe-size shades of Stila’s iconic liquid lipstick in red and berry hues. Stila has amazing liquid lipstick formula which stays for whole day which feels super comfortable and doesn’t feel drying on your lips. Stila is one of my favorite when it comes to their liquid lipstick. I have reviewed one of their liquid lipstick here .This set retails for $20 ($36 value).

Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Set

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This is a giftable set of four, deluxe-size Amuse Bouche lipsticks in a range of beautiful neutrals. Bite Beauty lipstick has an amazing formula and glides on so easily. This is a perfect lip set who loves neutrals colors and it also comes in a cute red case. This retails for $25 ($59 value).

Deborah Lippman Very Berry- Shades Of Berry Nail Polish Set

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This is a 6-piece set of full-coverage, fashion-size shades of berry nail polish that are long lasting. This set is perfect who loves Nail Polish and this set has some really great shades to play with. This retails for $36 ($80 Value).

Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Rollerball Trio

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This is a 4-pc set which comes with a 3 different Eau De Toilette and a Daisy Rollerball Holder Sleeve. Marc Jacobs Daisy has the most sweet, floral yet subtle fragrance which is like kind of vintage to me.  This set is perfect who loves Fragrances and these are travel friendly as well. This set retails for $49 ( $78 Value).

Are you excited for the holidays?Which is your favorite pick for the gifting? Let me know your thoughts! Thanks for reading 🙂

 

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser | Review

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser

Removing all the makeup before going to bed is something I do religiously without being lazy. Removing makeup after a long tiring day can sometimes be the last thing we want to do or just skip overall but it’s so important to remove makeup before you hit your bed. I personally love Garnier Micellar Water which removes my makeup easily until I found this oldie. Pond’s has been in skincare industry for ages and these days we totally forget about the old brand and some of their real good products since we always look out to try new products. I totally forgot about Pond’s until recently when my mom suggested me to try their cleanser which is great for removing makeup and keeping your skin moisturized. Thanks to you mom for suggesting this product and I absolutely love it.

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser

A Cold Cream Cleanser is a heavy duty greasy feeling cleanser which is great for removing makeup and cleansing your skin at the same. These types of cleansers are great for dry skin throughout the year and suitable for all skin types during the winters. The texture of this cleanser is thick and mousse like. It is stated that this is 50% cleanser and 50% moisturizer which cleanses and moisturizes the skin at the same time and I truly believe this. The way I like to use is apply this product on the face and gently massage all over my face and eye area. I like to massage for few mins as massaging helps in improving blood circulation and also clears complexion. After a good massage I take a cotton pad and wipe all over my face. All my makeup and dirt is removed leaving my skin look clean. Wash you face to avoid greasy feeling. I love using this even when I don’t wear any makeup or when I am doing a at home facial just as a cleanser and massage for quite some time on my skin because my skin feels firmer and clearer.

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser

This removes all the stubborn mascara and liquid lipstick very easily. I don’t have to rub cotton dipped in makeup removers and rub so many times on my eyes to get away with the makeup and the mascara. Sometimes when I am just too lazy to do a night routine I just use this cleanser to remove makeup. This cleanser is so heavy that my skin feels so moisturized with just using this.

I would highly recommend you all to try this product. You don’t have to use so many different wipes or makeup removers to remove your makeup. This one does the entire job and it’s so affordable. You get 6 oz of product for less than $5.

Price: $4.99

Rating: 5/5

Have you used this before? Which is your favorite cleanser to remove makeup? Let me know your thoughts on it ! Thanks for reading ! 🙂

 

Review: Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer | Worth the Hype??

 

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

I am always on a lookout for a perfect full coverage concealer to cover my dark circles, provides hydration and doesn’t crease or fade throughout the day. Tarte had come up with their new concealer named Shape Tape Concealer this past Summer/Fall 2016. I have been wanting to get this but it was always sold out. Fortunately, in the month of October when I was walking past Ulta I just wanted to try my luck and check if this concealer was still available and finally I was happy to get my hands on it. But did it work for me? Is it worth the hype?

Product Claims:
Sculpt and highlight as you mask imperfections with this 2-in-1 full coverage concealer. The hydrating, longwearing formula delivers natural, radiant coverage across all skin types so you can instantly brighten and cover acne, dark circles and redness while softening the look of pores and fine lines. Wear it 1-2 shades lighter or darker, and it works as a creamy highlighter or contouring stick with a lightweight, blendable formula and tapered wand applicator ideal for precise strobing and sculpting. Powered by Amazonian clay and conditioning mango seed and shea butters, the nutrient-rich concealer helps promote skin elasticity and illumination with each crease-free application. Apply it with the all-in-one Quickie Blending Sponge (sold separately) for a quick, complexion fix and flake-free finish anywhere. Cruelty free, gluten free, vegan.

My Review:
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how cute the packaging is!! I absolutely adore the packaging. I like the purple gold print on the lid. It comes with a large doe foot applicator. I have never seen such huge applicator for a concealer.

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

This concealer claims to conceal, highlight and contour. They come in different shades and I am sure each one can find their shade. I got this in the shade Tan just for to hide those dark circles and it was perfect shade. The texture is so thick and not runny whatsoever. It’s a full coverage concealer. It covers almost all the redness, zits and huge dark circles. I was pretty impressed by this. Talking about blendability, it sets quite quickly so you have to be fast in blending and a little goes a long way. Since this concealer is so thick, I use my RT sponge to stipple under my eyes. But however, this concealer dint work for me. This concealer is so thick and matte that it kind of creases on me. I have pretty dry under yes so I was not satisfied with this concealer. It definitely conceals pretty well but it creases within few minutes of application even after setting with powder. I think this particular concealer is better suited to oily skin because of the thickness, matte finish and high level of coverage. If you are a makeup junkie, someone who is struggling with the appearance of their undereyes and have oily skin under the eyes or someone who just wants a new concealer then the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer is try worthy!
This concealer has rose scent to it. I don’t understand why this concealer has so much fragrance in it. It’s not something I prefer. Having such strong scent in a concealer just puts me off.

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Overall, I wasn’t totally impressed by this concealer. It dint work great for my skin and plus the considering the price I would get something which really works on me but I am sure there are lot of people who just loves this and it’s one of their HG concealers.

Price: $24.00

Rating: 3.5/5

Have you used this ? Which is your HG concealers? I would love to know your thoughts 🙂 Thanks for reading!