Dearpacker Royal Black – Black Tea & Black Rose Mask : Review and Swatch

I am a sucker for skin care products. Especially Korean skin care products are something I really love. Reason being, Koreans are amazing when it comes to skin care. They are quite famous for their amazing, spotless skin and the way they take care of it.

The face shop is a Korean skin care brand that has made it’s place in Indian skin care industry. With their amazing, yet affordable skin care range, it has succeeded in stealing all skin care enthusiasts’ hearts. Recently, The face shop had limited edition offer of it’s colloboration with Dearpacker. They had a combo of one product of each brand, with amazing discount prices. Needless to say, I added one to my cart and hit ‘buy’ button.

Lets know more about the combo and of course my experience with it.

They had 5 combos targeting different skin needs.

 

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I went for black tea and black rose mask combo.

It came in a transparent, sturdy pouch. This zipper pouch is sure making space in my travel bag. ! The combo has a cleanser from The Face Shop and the mask from Dearpacker.

I will save a separate review post for the cleanser.

Brand: Dearpacker

Category: Face Mask

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Price: 3390 INR for the 100 ml mask. But in the combo offer – 1499 INR (cleanser of worth 999 INR + the mask).

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Online Link to Purchase:

Shelf Life: 3 Years

Ingredients:

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It has avocado oil and glycerine which are moisturizing.
Fruit extracts, fruit and flower oils which are good for skin.
Has alcohol..!!!

Added fragrances too..!!!

***And I have no clue why they have mentioned it as sheet mask, whereas it is clearly a face pack with cream consistency.!!! ***

Packing:
Outer cartoon looks royal with the black and golden combo. It has kettle, royal crown and saucer prints. Reminds me of Disney..!!

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Directions to use, warnings, ingredients and other details of the product has been mentioned on the cartoon. ‘Directions’ mentioned on the pack is quite confusing. It describes the steps to use a sheet mask instead of a face mask..!!!

Inside of the outer cartoon has all the details printed in Korean language (I am totally assuming it as Korean because this product is made in Korea. I am not able to read it 😛 )

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Product comes in this sturdy plastic jar. The cap of the jar has the same design as that of the outer cartoon. A spatula is also provided with the mask. So that you don’t have to dip fingers to take out the product.

Fragrance:
This has a very strong fragrance. It smells like Ayurveda medicine. Strong smell of green tea and hint of citrus note. I really didn’t like this smell. It is so strong that my eyes were watery. It lasts for some time and slowly fades away. If you have sensitive nose, I would say just try the tester once before buying it.

Color: It is light brown in color. You can see dried petals in the mask.

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Consistency: It has gel like consistency. Neither thick nor runny.

My Experience:
My eyes were all teary at first when I opened the jar and tried applying.
Also it gave me tingling effect to my skin. I was really scared that it would damage my skin. It has that strong smell.!
But the smell started fading and it was quite mild in sometime. I left it on for 10 minutes or so and washed with water.

Pros:
1. Travel friendly packing.
2. It didn’t cause any breakouts.

Cons:
1. Falls on the pricier side. Since I got it in an offer, I am not complaining.
2. It has a very strong smell. Sensitive nose ladies, stay away.
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Will I Repurchase?
No. I don’t like strong fragrance products. So it’s a no.

Will I Recommend?
It didn’t do any magic on my skin. Since it also falls on pricier side, I am not recommending this to you.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2/5

The Body Shop Color Crush Shine Lipsticks 15,18 : Review

Hey,

Are you a lipstick lover like me??? If so… high five Its not just a makeup product. Its stress buster and mood booster. I have a box full of lipsticks. Mostly different shades of red and pink.

Even though I have many lipsticks/glosses, I hardly finish them. I have good options to try out so I hardly stick to a single shade. (Many of you can relate to this. Even though we own so many clothes, we narrow it down to only those which we feel comfortable in). So, last month this miracle happened. I actually finished whole tube of lipstick. I was so addicted to it that, I bought one more.

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By the sneak peek and of course the title, you know the lipstick is from the brand ‘The Body Shop’. Yes I love Color crush shine range lipsticks to the core. They are my latest lipstick crush…!!!  blush blush

They might look same shade ones, but they are not. Once you check the swatches you can differentiate. Lets start with the review of these two amazing lip products.

Read on to know why I fell for them…!!!

What The Body Shop Claims???
This irresistible lipstick gives a sheer wash of color with a sorbet-fresh shine. Each lipstick contains finely crushed pigments, lightweight oils and are infused with a subtle rose fragrance. Smoothly glide on sheer co lour over the lips for a glossy finish.

Whether you want to wow with Poppy The Question, seduce with Magenta Be, or get surprise with Sunset Romance, we have the lipstick to suit your mood. And unlike some other lipsticks, those colors are there to stay! This long-lasting lippy is perfect for brightening up your day, or adding the wow-factor to your evening look.

It’s 100% cruelty free and 100% vegetarian, so you don’t have to feel guilty about wearing it. On top of that, it contains marula oil sourced from Namibia, where the marula tree grows in abundance. By working with the Eudafano Women’s Co-operative on this, we help 5,000 women earn a fair income.

  • Finely-crushed pigments for fresh, bright color
  • Conditions and moisturizes lips
  • Delicate rose fragrance

 

Lipstick One : 15 Fuchsia Flirt

Shade Number – 15 ,

Shade Name – Fuchsia Flirt

Price – INR 895 for 3.5g

Shelf Life – 2 Years

Ingredients list

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/Tetraisostearate, Polyethylene, Mica, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire microcristalline, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Parfum/Fragrance, Tocopherol, Citronellol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Tin Oxide. [+/- CI 45410/Red 28 Lake, CI 45380/Red 22 Lake, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI 15850/Red 7 Lake, CI 15850/Red 6].

 

Its bit on Hot Pink Shade

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Lipstick Two : 18 Sunset Romance

Shade Number – 18 ,

Shade Name – Sunset Romance

Price – INR 895 for 3.5g

Shelf Life – 2 Years

Ingredients list

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/Tetraisostearate, Polyethylene, Mica, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire microcristalline, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Parfum/Fragrance, Tocopherol, Citronellol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Tin Oxide. [+/- CI 45410/Red 28 Lake, CI 45380/Red 22 Lake, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI 15850/Red 7 Lake, CI 15850/Red 6].

Its Red shade

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Note:

I need to improve a lot with photographing stuffs. I will put up proper lip swatches photos from next review. face palm

My Experience –

Packing???
Not so fancy. Just a silver colored bullet with ‘The Body Shop’ printed in pink font.

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Is it travel friendly???
Yes the bullet is travel friendly.

Moisturizing???
Like always say, I look for moisturizing lip products. I like the shine they add too. These lipsticks are exactly what I was looking for in a lip product. They are super moisturizing and the shine they add is amazingly cute.

Do they dry out lips once they fade???
No. They kept my lips super moisturized.

Is transferable???
Yes, like most of the lipsticks they are transferable too.

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Staying power???
Stays for 3-4 hours with food. Shine fades but the color still persists. I keep it handy for quick touch ups.

Will I repurchase???
Yes I already have..!!

Will I recommend it to you???
Yes, if your lips are dry, these are saviors. These lipsticks are actually like tinted lip balms.

Mygirlypedia rating4.5/5 (Staying power could have been better)

Overall I am in love with these lipsticks for sure…!!!

Do try and let me know your take on theses…!!!

Happy shopping gal…!!!

 

Things I love and Hate About Monsoon

Hey,

How’s your week going on???  Mine is a hectic one. Long day at work is not allowing me to spend much time in mygirlypedia. sob sob

But, I strongly believe that we need to do those things,  which makes you feel happy that you are alive. I love blogging, shopping and makeup. And of course few minutes of me time. What about you???

While riding back home in the rain, I was just thinking what I really love about monsoon. And what I don’t.

Read on to know what makes me happy and what annoys me in monsoon.

What I like,

  • Greenery

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With the first rain itself, all the grass, plants and trees starts getting greener.  These green mountains are so soothing to our eyes.

  • The fragrance of soil

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I love the fragrance (I’m not using the word smell here, purposely) of soil when the rain droplets kiss mother earth for the first time…!!!

  • Bike rides

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I love it when rain droplets fall on me. It makes me feel light and melts away all the negativity around me.

  • Rainbows

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The kid in me, still jumps with happiness when she sees the rainbows.

  • Pleasant sleeps

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In summers, no matter with what speed the fan is rotating, you won’t get that pleasant sleep. I love hiding myself under couple of blankets and surrendering myself to sweet dreams, while listening to the sound of falling rain droplets. *best music *

  • Hot food/beverage

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Wow…  Sitting in the balcony, munching your favorite home made hot food and sipping hot coffee/tea. *heaven on earth *

  • Music

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I love listening to rain related songs while watching or getting drenched in rain. When you have the actual rain with you you can feel the lyrics more. **bollywood freak* *drama queen **

  • Nostalgia

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Everyone has their own set of childhood memories when it comes to monsoon. Buying monsoon footwear, protecting bag and notebooks from rain by covering them in polythene bags. I used to always forget or misplace umbrellas in schools. If it wasn’t raining while leaving from school, I used to forget umbrellas there. Mom’s question “did you forget something?”  used to make me think of all the mischief I had done in that last week. Even after getting ‘reminder beatings’  from mom, I continued ‘mission misplacing umbrella’ . After all its rains duty to remind me of its existence and my umbrella.  haha and of course making paper boats and getting drenched while trying to make it sail was the best childhood memories. Isn’t it???

  • Monsoon sales

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Happiest season for shopaholics…!!! ‘Sales’ ahhh what a magical word it is..!!!

What we don’t like,

  • Riding in cities

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When you are riding and tire of the vehicle moving ahead sprinkles that dirty water from road. Ewww….

  • Public transportation

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There will be someone with stinking clothes or footwear. They are enough to hold our breath till death. And please don’t let me start with traffic. banging head

  • Clothes drying – Forever task

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It takes like days for even a piece of cloth to get dried completely. No matter how long it takes, we have to dry it because we know those clothes which are not dried properly, stinks sooo bad. *suffocating *

  • Diseases

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There are so many diseases caused by water and weather change. *Aaakshuuuu… *

  • Carrying umbrellas or rain coats

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Along with your usual baggage, you need to carry those wet umbrellas and rain coats. *phewww *

  • Are you one of those who were spectacles??

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Oh God save you. You need to have a spectacles with wipers to survive outdoors in the monsoon. weep weep

  • Rain reminds us about all leakages in the house

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  • Saving yourself from getting wet is next to impossible

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No matter how much you are covered, at least cuffs of your pants do get wet.

  • So are your vehicles

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Vehicles give us so much trouble in monsoon. Sometimes they don’t start, sometimes in the middle of the road,  they stop. All thanks to water droplets which get inside them. grrhhh

What are your views?? What do you like and hate about monsoon…???

Do comment below or what’s app me(which most of you do)…  Love to hear your views…

Anyways, let’s concentrate on good things more and try to ignore the bad things. *angel smile *

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Happy monsoon…!!!