L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask ( Detox & Brighten) | Review

I have started taking a lot more care when it comes to my skin and I make sure I use face mask at least twice in a week.  I have so many masks and I keep changing and using according to how my skin feels. One of my most recent favorite face masks is from L’Oréal. This Pure Clay (Detox & Brighten )mask from L’Oréal reminds of the expensive Glam Glow Super Mud Clearing Treatment. I have used Glam Glow in the past and wanted to try this from L’Oréal and test how it works for me.

I love Clay masks as they really extract the impurities out. I have been using this mask for quite a while now and I totally love it. This can be used by any skin type. I have dry skin but my T-zone area tends to get oily and there is lot of blackheads on my nose. The texture is thick and its easy to application. Before using this mask, I cleanse my face thoroughly and take a quite steam on my face to loosen up my blackheads and open up my pores. I don’t suffer from large pores but there are very teeny tiny ones so I like to pamper my skin before it gets worst. After a quick steam on my face, I apply a thin layer of this mask and leave for about 10-15 minutes or until it gets dry. Once this mask dries you can literally the mask pulling out oil and impurities. It leaves tiny dots on the areas where is skin is affected. It looks gross but also satisfying that the mask actually works.  Once washed you can feel your skin looks so smooth and clean. It removes all the oil and little blackheads present around my nose. Apply a good moisturiser to your face after this as it may tend to dry up your skin.

This mask is a powerful blend of 3 clays, Kaolin + Montmorillonite + Moroccan Lava Clays with Charcoal.  This mask draws out all the built up impurities, dirt and pollution and makes skin looks even, fresh and clean. Skin is healthy looking and feels more beautiful. This mask comes in a glass jar which a sturdy lid and you can easily get 10-15 use from one jar depending on how you like to use. The packaging looks luxurious to me.

I absolutely love this Detox and brighten mask from L’Oréal and planning to get their other two mask range from this line. I highly recommend this mask to everyone as it really works and makes your skin look so beautiful and clean and it is also very affordable when compared to Glam Glow Mask.

Have you used this mask before? Which is your favorite Clay mask? Thanks for reading :)!

Price: $9.99

Rating: 5/5

 

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 🙂

 

Natural Spring Water- Evian Facial Spray | Review

Evian Facial Spray
I was so excited when I got Evian Facial Spray since I had read so many good stuffs about this and this was on my Sephora’s wish list. I love using facial sprays and I use for various purposes. The best thing about this facial mist is pH level is of 7.2pH which is close to our body’s normal pH levels. This product is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

Facial mists are always part of my makeup and skincare routine be it hot days or cold days. It leaves my skin looking dewy and fresh always. This facial spray from Evian is a very fine mist. This is natural spring water in a leak proof canister.

Evian Facial Spray

As a refresher: I have used this religiously after or during workout to feel refreshed and it does the job quite well. My skin looks fresh and clean after using this. This spray is like mineral water and quickly absorbs into the skin. I have a dry skin and this works so great for me.

As a toner: I love using toner on daily basis and this stuff works really great as a toner. After cleansing I just spritz this mist on my face and once it absorbs in my skin an apply a moisturizer. This gives a smooth looking base.

Makeup Routine: I have been using this mist before and after makeup application and TBH I love using this before my makeup application. It acts as a great primer and makeup stays put and it also makes blending very easily. However, I wasn’t impressed using as a setting spray. There were dry patches left on my skin.

For Brushes and Beauty Blender: This spray works great to on your eye makeup brushes or beauty blender for easier blending. Using the Evian Facial Spray to lightly moisten makeup brushes prior to makeup application can give more precise application and blending. For areas of face makeup that accidently applies to thick, you can lightly mist your brush or beauty blender to dilute makeup as well.

Evian Facial Spray

I love the packaging and this spray comes in three different sizes. I spray this 10-12 inches from my face and it was a far enough distance that I don’t look drenched in water. The spray mechanism used for the bottle is very good and gives the right amount of mist with each spray. The results from using this prior to makeup were very smooth and give a radiant looking dewy skin which I love.

For more information on these and other great products check out their page,

Evian Spray

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

Sephora Favorites Beauty Unmasked Set | First Impression & Review

Sephora Favorites Beauty Unmasked Set

All skincare junkies will love this beautiful skincare set from Sephora Favorites in Unmasked Beauty. Sephora has their own set with different products in all beauty category. The moment I saw this skincare set I knew I wanted without any doubts because I have wanted to try the Glam Glow Mask and the Caudalie Detox Mask. This set retails for $20 and you get 5 mini skincare products. This is a nice way to try different skincare products.

This set includes:
• 0.5 oz Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
• 0.35 oz Dr. Brandt Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask
• 0.3 oz Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment
• 1 oz Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay
• 0.09 oz Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask (2 sheets)

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask:
This mask is light pink in color and perfect for spot treatment. Just apply this on your pimple and the next morning it’s dried out. I loved this and it didn’t leave any redness or blemish once pimple vanished. I used this on my nose as well and I could clearly see the difference. When applied it dries out within two minutes.

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment :
This mask is a game changer. Its grey in color and dries pretty quickly once applied. It makes your face like stone when applied that you can’t even open your mouth. It draws out thick oils clogging up my pores over my nose. As a person with dry skin I don’t feel like my skin is dry and tight after this mask but I do apply generous amount of moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated. As the mask dries there are little dots appearing on my nose and other areas on my face. This was mask pulling out the congestion. It was gross but loved seeing it because that meant mask was working. It takes excessive oils out of the enlarged pores or zits. After the oils are gone, I feel a huge difference in the overall feeling of my skin. The blackheads on my nose are almost vanished (I am not kidding). My skin feels so smooth.

Origins Original Skin Retexturing Mask with Rose Clay:
This mask is rose pink in color and has little bit of rose scent in it. This mask feels so luxurious. I apply and keep in for 10-15 minutes until dry. Once washed my skin feels tight and firm. My skin looked radiant and even without any dullness. The next morning I could see my face looking little plumped. I was amazed on how this mask works.

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask:
This has two sheet masks in it. The best thing about this is it contains retinol which is supposed to be very good for aging skin. I applied this at night and kept for 15 minutes. The sheets adhere firmly to your skin and once removed your under eye feels lustrously moisturized. However I dint notice much with fine lines and wrinkles as I don’t have them much yet but I see myself purchasing this one in near future as I felt considerable difference in my under eyes.

Dr. Brandt Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask:
I really do not have any major issues yet with facial contour lines or wrinkles so I dint notice much difference. My skin looked like usual after using these mask except it felt little plumped but nothing much.

This set is everything you guys. It’s amazing to try different products since this way you get to know which works best for you and then investing in full size. I really loved all the products and they all worked really great for me.

Have you ever tried any of these masks? Which mask is your favorite? Thanks for reading!