L’Oreal Paris Superliner Black Lacquer : Review and Video

Hello Darlings,

I am feeling fresh and happy as I had been to a much needed vacation to Himachal Pradesh. The snow covered mountains, cool breeze, the great company cleansed my soul.

In this post, I am going to review a product which I used during my holiday. That’s one of the products I can’t just live without – eyeliner.

This eyeliner is a free gift with a magazine I had subscribed for. Let’s see how this eyeliner worked/not worked for me.

Brand :
L’Oreal Paris

Product name :
L’Oreal Paris Superliner Black Lacquer

Price :
600 INR for 6 ml

Shopping Link

Shelf life :
2 years. 6 months, once opened

Colour :

Black

What Company has to Say About the Product:

L’Oreal Super Liner Black Lacquer Liquid Eye Liner has a special sponge tipped pen for the creation of fine lines or thick, sultry flicks. Colour is applied with precision and ease and dries without smudging. Ophthalmologically tested.
Benefits:
Precision Waterproof Eyeliner route.
Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
Pen accuracy: Net and fast track ultra.

Packing:
It comes in a sturdy plastic tube packing. Golden fonts on a jet black tube makes it slightly attractive. Tube is quite thin so makes it perfect to carry it around. Also the cap is quite tight that makes not to worry about any spillage.

Applicator:
As the company says, it is a sponge tipped pen applicator. It is thin enough to draw fine lines.

Colour:
It is a deep black colour.

Fragrance:
Yep this liquid eyeliner has a pungent smell. But it fades away very quickly.

Finish:
It gives a glossy finish when applied. But once settles, t’s more of matte finish.

Drying Time:
Unlike many other liquid eyeliner I have used, this one dries off really quick when applied.

How Does it Feel On Eyelids?
One thing that made upset about this liner is that it is too sticky. Once it settles, it becomes so sticky and makes eyelids stiff. I had hard time opening my eyes completely. It was like something was pulling my eyelids.

Does this smudge?
Yes it did..!! Usually the liquid eyeliners don’t smudge, they get flaky and fall off. But somehow this one smudged. Trust me I had hard time to fix it.

PS : I had applied this eyeliner on a hot day where I was in hot sun for most of the time. So I am assuming that it melted and created unwanted panda look..!!!

Waterproof?
No..! It can be easily removed with just water.

Things I Liked:

  • Travel friendly packing.
  • Applicator is nice and good to draw fine lines.
  • Deep black colour looks nice.
  • Dries really quick.

Things I Didn’t Like:

  • It feels very sticky on lids. This makes it very uncomfortable to wear.
  • Not waterproof
  • It smudged.
  • Ingredient list is not mentioned.
  • Some might find it pricey.

Is This On My Repurchase List?
No.

Will I recommend?
I have tried and loved different eyeliners from L’Oreal Paris. But for the fact that I was not comfortable wearing this particular eyeliner, I don’t think I will recommend this to anyone.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 1/5

Here is the demo 😁 Where I have tested the product for smudge proof and waterproof claims.

I Tried Couple of Nykaa Hand & Nail Crèmes and This is What All I Have to Say About Them

When we meet and greet someone, we usually say hello by waving or shaking hands. Hence there is high chance that your hands not go unnoticed. Taking care of them should be in the list for this prime reason.

Hand cream is something my handbag essentials for a very long time. All thanks to my dry hands. Huuh.

A month ago I bought these hand creams from Nykaa. Nykaa has come up with their own line of cosmetics and skin care. There are seven different varients in this range. Out of which I chose two of my favorites.

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Let’s see how it worked or not worked for me.

PS: this post is not sponsered by Nykaa.

Flavors I chose:

  • Peony & White Lily
  • Freesia & Vanilla

What company claims:

Peony & White Lily

Flirtatious Peonies mingle with the regal White Lilies to give sweep you to a mystical dreamland with its exquisite fragrance. Peony brings dollops of freshness, while noble White Lilies leave your hands wrapped in sweet, romantic scent.

Freesia & Vanilla

Dive into the sensuous, gourmet scent of intense vanilla wrapped in a fresh bouquet of hand-plucked Freesia. The free-spirited freshness of Freesia is mellowed down with the ever-so-sweet Vanilla, offering you a blend that give your hands a warm, fresh hug.

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Packing:

These are quite tiny tubes. Plus, the lid is quite tight. So no worries about need for large space in your handbag or any spillage.

Each flavor has different outer packing or this tube. In one word, it’s girly. Each varient can be differentiated by it’s cool floral prints on the tube.

As you can see, the Freesia has this yellow floral print and peony has this beautiful red floral print.

Have a look at all the variants here.

Price:

275 INR each for 30 ml.

Shelf life:

35 months.

Once opened, best before:

24 months

My take:

As and when you open this tubes of nail and hand cream, one thing you just can’t ignore is their amazing fragrance. Trust me it’s so yummy that you feel like eating it. But yes they are not edible so you have to drop that idea, for good.

At first, it might seem over empowering. But the fragrance faints as soon as you wipe it against your hands.

Peony & White Lily smells like a mild flower. Very soothing one.

Freesia & Vanilla is my personal favorite. It smells exactly like one of the Victoria secret mists. A very sweet coconut fragrance with a hint of Vanilla. Smells delicious.

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Consistency:

Off-white cream, neither runny nor sticky. Non greasy and non oily.

Miniaturization:

Main business. Is it serving it’s major purpose? The Freesia and vanilla has such a beautiful aroma that my baby sister also bought it. My hands are way more dry than hers.

It didn’t really work for my extremely dry hands. I could still feel the need of hydration even after applying these creams.

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But it did work for my sister. She has normal to dry hands. She could feel her hands more soft than before.

Things I loved:

  • Cruelty free.
  • Paraben free.
  • Easily available online.
  • Fragrance is amazing.
  • Travel friendly.
  • Attractive packing.
  • Tube packing is hygienic as compared to tub one.
  • Works for normal to dry hands.

Things Which can be Improved:

  • I find it slightly more pricier. Because I know some hand creams which we get more quantity for almost same amount. Plus, which works well on dry hands.
  • Fragrance fades as we apply the cream. I find it a con because the fragrance is good and I was expecting it to last a bit longer.
  • Didn’t work on extremely dry hands.
  • Girls with sensitive nose might find the fragrance over empowering.

Will I repurchase?

No. I didn’t find it worth the price as it didn’t work on my hands.

Will I recommend?

If you have normal to dry hands and love amazing fragrance, you can give a try.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2 /5.

This is What I Want to Say About Nykaa Matte to Last Range

You guys anyways know, I have this hobby( that’s the coolest or fancy word I chose to replace the word obsession) of buying all kind of lipsticks. Added a new member to my collection is this beautiful liquid lipstick from the brand Nykaa.

Nykaa is one of the online stores for cosmetics and accessories. Along with selling different cosmetics, they have started their own cosmetic line, with the same name. Highlighter, nail care, foundation, concealers and of course lip products to mention few.

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The range of liquid lipstick I am talking about is with the name Nykaa matte to last. As the name suggests it’s a matte finish lipstick. This means zero glossy effect.

Most attractive thing about these lipsticks are their unique names, inspired by some of the cities of India. Which are unique and special in their own way. There are 18 different shades, all with some attractive names. Dilli, Bombae, IT girl( Bengaluru), Mastani (Pune), Madras Kaafi (Chennai) etc. Aren’t they super cute???

Let’s talk about the shade I bought. It’s the shade Gul. Inspired by the hilly regions of India.

Total shades available:

18

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Shade I Chose :

Gul (Pinkish shade). Perfect for day wear.

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Price :

550 INR for 5 ml (You can buy it from here.)

Shelf life :

3 years

What company claims and the Ingredients :

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Packing:

This packing reminds me of that of Huda beauty liquid lipsticks. A sliding, tiny case is just as cute as a button.

Outer cartoon has the similar shade as that of the lipstick inside. This makes the recognition easier.

Each packing has unique design on these cute outer cartoons. Particularly some unique monuments or things that symbolises the name of the city the particular lipstick is representing. For ex : Gul has these beautiful hilly region design, The shade Mastani has the beautiful Shaniwar wada(Her palace) design on it.

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The product comes inside this tiny plastic packing. The rectangular shaped container is quite sturdy and the lid is quite tight. Which makes it a good travel companion.

The plastic case is transparent and has the brand name printed on it in my favorite color – black. Thus you can keep an eye on the remaining quantity of the product.

On bottom of the case, is the sticker which has the number and name of the shade. Thus making it easier for you to pick the particular shade from your collection.

Applicator:

Its doe feet applicator. Soft and easy to use.

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Tint :

It is a pinkish shade. As you can see in the picture below. This is how it looks in day light. Even if you are a beginner and not so comfortable with lipsticks, you can still carry this shade. Looks very natural and light.

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Color payoff :

I loved the color payoff. One swipe, you are done. The pictures you are seeing here, I have applied just a single layer of the lipstick on my lips.

Staying Power:

Ahhh I am just amazed by its staying power. PS: I am not paid by Nykaa for this review. haha. If you are a lipstick lover, you know the pain of touch ups. If you are also lazy enough for touch ups, join me to know further.

I had saved this lipstick for one of my office parties. I had applied it on my lips at around 10:30 in the morning and when I went to wash my face before dozing off, the tint was still there…!!! It did fade. It wasn’t as intense as it was at the time of application (of course). But the tint was still there even after good amount of time. #Impressed

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Did it bleed?

While the lipstick was on, I had great food. While we were having food I was bit conscious whether the lipstick bleeds. Which can make me look like a vampire. haha. But for my goodness it didn’t bleed post having food. It did transfer though, to my water bottle, the juice glass and spoons.

Did it dry my lips?

The finish is matte. Most of us have the insecurities as the matte finish might highlight  the dry patches on lips. But this liquid lipstick has impressed me. After Huda beauty, I would love top recommend this matte lipstick to my girlies. It doesn’t really dry your lips. I did felt a little dryness in the beginning. But once it settled, the finish was matte and didn’t highlight any dry lines on my lips.

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Does the product stands for what it claims???

  • Superior matte finish – Yes
  • All day long – Yes quite a good time.
  • Transfer proof – Not really. It did transfer even after it was completely dried.

What I loved:

  • Comfortable matte finish.
  • Lasting power is impressive. No touch ups required.
  • Travel friendly packing.
  • No preservative.
  • Cruelty free.
  • No paraben.
  • Does not burn your pockets.

Will I repurchase???

Yes. I am going to purchase the shade Bombae. Very soon…!!!

Will I recommend???

Of course. In fact, I have already done that. Umm rather, the shade has already sold itself. My colleagues were awed by the shade I had wore for the party. I was so impressed at the end of the day, I did recommend this range to those who were interested to add a beauty to their collection of lip products.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 4.5/5 ( It did transfer a bit so deducting 0.5 )

If you want to try liquid lipstick, without making hole in your pockets and want a non drying formula – give it a try.

Don’t forget to let me know how you find this range. 🙂

This is What I Have to Say About Sunny Leone’s Liquid Lip Color

Helloo,

Sunny Leone – A woman who doesn’t really need an introduction. Half of the world, I mean half of the men in the world worship her beauty and women are either jealous of her beauty or appreciate her beauty and courage to start life all over again. Between, now she is not only a Bollywood film star, also a proud mommy of three kids…

Well, I am impressed by her for two reasons.

One – It takes hell lot of courage to come out of such industry and start a new life. That too in a country like India where everyone is good at nothing but judging people.

Two – Even after being one of those ad*lt star, she has preserved her innocence. I have seen couple of her reality shows on television. She is so cute and inspiring. The way she inspires people by her words is amazing.

Last year she started with her clothing line and perfume line. Recently started with her makeup line.

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It includes only my favorite cosmetics – Lip products. Yeahhhh…. !!! I was anyways impressed by her lip makeup in the reality show – Splitsvilla.

Lip products are – lip liner, Lipstick and lip gloss.

Being one of crazy lip product fan, bought lip gloss on Monday evening.  Just to wash away those nasty Monday blues. Received it on Wednesday. Quite impressed by the speed delivery.

Name :

Star Struck By Sunny Leone

Available Shades:

There are five shades of lip liner, lipsticks available. Below are the shades.

Shade I Bought:

Baby Doll

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Price:

799 INR

Ingredients:

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Packing:

The outer cartoon is of color combo – black and silver. Ingredients, price details are printed on it along with name.

The lip color comes in a typical plastic tube pack, with an dove feet applicator. The plastic used is sturdy and transparent. So you can identify the shade easily.

But I am not really impressed with the packing. The opening of the plastic tube is not tight enough(at least the one I have received.)

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Due to which it has become so messy…!!! This opening is typically for closing the cap tight and removing the extra product from the applicator wand. Look how messy it looks in the picture.

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Hence, I cant say it is travel friendly as there is leakage of product from the pack

Shelf Life:

3 years

Fragrance:

Smells like butterscotch candy. Fragrance is similar to that of Kylie glosses.

Texture:

It is soft. Glides easily.

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My ‘Pouting’ Skills Aren’t Up to the Mark…

Color:

It’s a peach shade. Can be carried by anyone without being conscious about the shade.

Color Payoff:

It is good not best. Single swipe is not enough for pigmented lips like mine. You need at least couple of layers to get that full coverage.

Is it Moisturizing?

Yes. It doesn’t dry my lips.

Does it Transfers?

Yes. It did transfer a bit.

Staying Power:

It stayed on lips for an hour approx.. Post that the glossiness was gone and a faded tint was left on my lips. Overall it stayed on my lips for 2.5 hours approx. (I had actually noted down the timings this time.) It’s very less I know. Because I have glosses and liquid colors from other brands which stayed on my lips more than 5-6 hours.

Pros:

  • Availability
  • Didn’t dry my lips.
  • Nice shade.
  • Sweet, mild fragrance.

Cons:

  • Not a travel friendly packing. (at least the one I received is not.)
  • Staying power is less.
  • Contains paraben.

Will I repurchase???

No. I didn’t find it worth the money.

Will I recommend???

No. I have plenty other from my list which I would love to recommend. But not this one.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 1.5/5

 

Best Lipsticks for Beginners…!!!

Hey,

Now that you have been following my world – Mygirlypedia, you know how much I love lipsticks. My collection of lipsticks which I had revealed some time back is the proof for it.

Many of you been asking which is one brand of lipstick that I would suggest for a beginner, who is taking baby steps into the magical world of makeup. When I say beginner, I mean to say the one who wants to apply lipsticks but not sure whether she will be able to carry it or not. Thus she is not willing to spend more on a lipstick which she might not use in long run.

So, only best and a budget friendly brand I can come up with is, Elle 18.

I have multiple lipsticks from this brand. Mostly reds, pinks and peach. I am gonna swatch them for you in this post. Check out why I love this brand so much.

Brand:

Elle 18

Range:

Color Pops

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Between there are multiple ranges available in this brand’s lipsticks. There are matte and other finishing. But I love this range more.

What Product Claims:

Dual core lipstick format.

Extra moisturizing with cocoa butter and jojoba oil.

Creamy smooth and soft texture.

Vibrant Shades.

Rich color pay off.

Intense look.

Attractive pop Colors.

 

Shades Available:

There are 19 shades available. Yes nineteen varieties of colors to choose from. Wanna know the shades??? Check them out here.

Shade I own:

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Pretty Peach (Shade number 43):

This is a light peach colored lipstick. Definitely my favorite among all other Elle 18 lipsticks I own. It looks so natural on lips, looks super feminine.

If you are hesitant  to try out reds or pinks, this is definitely the one for you. You will feel comfortable enough to carry this on daily basis to work place or to colleges as well.

Pinken (Shade Number 31):

This shade is a mixture of pink and red. If you love red lipsticks but not so confident enough, go for this one.

Rosy Blush (Shade Number 27):

This is a cherry red shade. Always dream of or at least thought of trying out a red shade on your lips??? Try this. You just have to spend 100 INR to fulfill that thought of yours.

Price:

100 INR for 4.3 ml. I told you it is budget friendly..!!!

Shelf Life:

30 Months

Packing:

It comes in a small and cute black lipstick bullet, with the brand name written in Pink. A cartoon sketch of a gothic look(at least I find her gothic) gal is something which we can’t miss. Cute because they are not like other lipstick bullets which are lean or narrow. These are a kind of chubby. Look at them.

They are tiny and perfect to carry around in your purse or hand bags. Thus they can be a good travel companion.

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You might be thinking they all look alike in terms of packing. How to differentiate the shade without opening them??? Well, there is a sticker at the bottom with the shade name and number written on it. Which makes easy to pick the particular shade.

Texture:

These cuties are buttery soft. Glides really well.

Finish:

A smooth and shiny finish.

Fragrance:

They smell like bubble gums. Yes they do. haha

Are these Moisturizing???

Yesss. If you can see there are two layers. Outer colored layer and inner colorless layer which seems to be the cocoa butter and jojoba oil. Umm inner layer was colourless when they were new. Now they look like that of their outer shade, for obvious reasons.

Are they transfer proof???

Umm. No. They do transfer. But it will be mean if we start expecting so much by paying so less. I mean no matter what lipstick you choose, there is still chance that do transfer. These tiny little things are not any exception. Hence not a con for me.

Staying Power:

The shiny finish slowly fades as and when you eat or drink food. The tint still remains for good amount of 5 to 6 hours. Not bad huun.

Why These are Good???

  • Budget Friendly.
  • Moisturizing.
  • Shiny finish.
  • Travel friendly packing.
  • Smells good. haha
  • Good staying power, at least for the price we are paying.

What could have been better???

Transfer proof. But as I said not a con for me.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 5/5

I have also made a quick video for it.

So girlies, I hope now you know which brand to start with if you want to build a lipstick empire like me. haha.

Do try out and let me know your take on this.

Hope you found this useful for your haul.

 

 

 

This Eyeliner With Smudger from L’Oréal Paris – Great Pick or Not…!!!

Hey,

You know there are advantages of being a shopaholic… 😉 By spending more than 5k per year on Nykaa, I have become a Prive member. I love the queen tiara icon we get against our name in Nykaa account. It’s like we are being crowned as a shopaholic queen. 👸

So, perks of being a member is, we get different discount coupons. A birthday gift on our birthdays. I might have missed mentioning this, but I had received a beautiful makeup bag last year on my birthday, from Nykaa.

Since I have 6 coupons for free shipments which are valid till this month end, the shopping Addict gal inside me thought of making most of it. Hence ordered items below 500( Amount eligible for free shipping) separately. Mostly I have ordered my favorite makeup i.e. Eye makeup products.

Today I’m gonna review one of those products. Eyeliner from L’Oreal Paris.

What made me choose this one??? It has smudger with it. Which we can use to smudge the kajal or eye liner to get Smokey looks.

Let’s see whether I liked it or not…

Brand:

L’Oreal Paris

Name:

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smoky Eyeliner

Price:

650 INR ( I got it for 480 something, after discount) for 1.2 g.

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Shelf life:

28 months.

What Company Claims:

Packing:

It comes in a typical eye pencil packing. Color combination of the pencil being black and gold, it does look attractive. What makes it different is it is dual sided. One side the kajal and the other side is smudge brush or smudger.

Both sides have tight lids or caps, which are transparent. This makes it easy to differentiate between the kajal and smudger without having to open the caps to check.

Shades Available :

There are six shades available in this range.

  • Black Velour 201 (Black)
  • Mystic Grey 202 ( Dark Grey)
  • Brown Fusion 204 (Brown)
  • Stormy Sea 207 (Teal Green)
  • Antique Green 209 (Green)
  • Purple Dream 211 (Purple)

Shade I Picked:

Mystic Grey 202 – It’s a dark Grey. Falls towards black shade.

First stripe is without using a smudger. Second with couple of strokes of smudger.

Texture:

Creamy soft. Glides softly. Finishing is a matte finish one.

Smudger:

It is made up of soft rubber. A dome shaped smudger helps in smudging the kajal on waterline and eyeliner over the eyelids. Since this is soft, it glides along the waterline easily and does the job fairly well. Hence it saves your money in terms of buying a separate smudger brush.

My Take:

After looking at the reviews on Nykka, written by the customers who had bought this before, I finalized this one. It had worked on them. At least they have said it did. But it’s not the case with me.

As I said, it’s creamy thus making it easy to apply. The smudger is soft yet efficient. But, what turns me down is its staying power. It smudges very fast and looks bad. There is no way I could keep it smudge free.

If the eye product bleeds or smudges I don’t think it stands any chance to be a good product.

Good thing is the smudger. This works well. You can use this brush to smudge any other kajal or kohl, which you want to play with in order to create Smokey eye looks.

Things I liked About L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smoky Eyeliner:

  • Packing is travel friendly.
  • Smudger is quite useful.
  • Creamy texture.
  • As company claims, removal of this product from eyes is easy.

Things I Didn’t like About L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smoky Eyeliner:

  • Pricey.
  • Smudges a lot.
  • Claim of ‘long lasting’ is not true. Staying power is very less.
  • Retractable pencil would be more useful as the sharpening pencil results in wastage of product.

Will I Repurchase??

No. It didn’t work for me. Hence a bigg No. Instead of spending this much, I will buy some other eye products I know which cost less and does amazing job.

Will I Recommend??

Umm not really. On the basis of my experience, no.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2/5

Beauty Formulas Cranberry Moisturizing Hand Cream Reviewed…!!!

Hey My Beautiful Reader,

How’s the day treating you??? smile No matter how your day is, don’t forget to sit back, relax and do something which makes you feel happy for your existence…!!! smile

As I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts, hands are something which people notice when you greet them. So, taking care of them must be on our priority list. wink Being a beauty products lover, I love trying out different stuffs. Today I will be reviewing one of my latest entry in my ‘hand care department’.. !!! A tiny cute hand cream from ‘Beauty Formulas’…!!!

I was quite bored with my all-time favorite fab India hand cream. So, thought of trying out something new. I bought 2(Cranberry and amber) out of 3 different flavored hand creams of the brand ‘Beauty Formulas’ from the site newu. So, here I am, with the review of one of my new hand creams.

The one I am gonna review today is a Cranberry flavored one. Are you asking me why did I pick up this particular flavor??? I am a huge berries’ fan…!!! Be it the succulent strawberries, juicy raspberries or sweet cranberries… I love them all…!!!!

Read on to know whether this cutie did earned my love or no…!!!

What company claims?

Beauty Formulas Moisturizing Hand Cream is specially formulated to deeply nourish and quench your dry hands. The non-greasy formula is easily absorbed, leaving hands feeling soft, smooth and supple. The assorted creams are available in Cranberry, Amber and Rose fragrances. Comes packed in an attractive easy display carton.

The Cranberry Hand Cream comes in a vibrant small tube and has a pleasant fragrance that transports you into another world of happiness. Get your hands on this variant right away and keep your hands soft and healthy.

My Experience with Beauty Formulas Cranberry moisturizing hand cream:

Firstly, the packing:

It comes in a tiny, soft plastic tube. The baby pink tube makes it irresistible. A girly girl like me, can’t stop herself from picking this up. The packing is sturdy and doesn’t leak.

Tiny hand cream can be carried in your clutch/handbag. Hence making this a super travel friendly.

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Price:

199 INR for 30 ml (I bought this at 179 INR)

Shelf Life:

3 years

Ingredients:

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Consistency:

The white hand cream is quite thick in consistency. But doesn’t make your hands sticky/oily. Little goes long way. Hence this will surely lasts for a month or so.

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Fragrance:

It has strong, flavored berries fragrance. I personally didn’t like the fragrance. thumbs down

Is Moisturizing?

It does moisturize hands pretty well. I had applied this before going to bed. My hands were pretty soft in the morning. But, nothing works best for me like that of fab India one. My love

It might not work so well for the beauties with extra dry hands.sob

Availability:

I had ordered this hand cream online. You can buy this here

Let me sum up in terms of Pros and cons:

Pros of Beauty Formulas Cranberry moisturizing hand cream:

  1. Travel friendly packing.
  2. Little goes long way.
  3. Affordable.
  4. Moisturizing.
  5. Doesn’t contain parabens. *angel smile*
  6. Hygienic tube packing.

 

Cons of Beauty Formulas Cranberry moisturizing hand cream:

  1. Not suitable for extra dry hands.
  2. Fragrance might be over empowering for girls with sensitive nose. (I have a headache today. *sob* this hand cream is contributing a lot to make it worse. *haha*)
  3. Doesn’t lightens the skin like that of Fab India hand cream.

 

Will I repurchase/recommend this??

No, not this one again. I didn’t like the fragrance at all. Would like to try different flavors though.

If you are a girl with normal to dry hand, you can try this for a change. But extra dry hands beauties, this is not worth the buy for you.

My GirlyPedia rating: 3/5

I hope you found this review useful for your next haul…!!

Will post review of the other flavor I bought soon, here…!!!

 

Till then,

Keep spreading love,

Pallavi ❤

FabIndia Intensive Hand Cream lemon… Fab or na…!!!

Hey beautiful,

You must be enjoying a great relaxing weekend. Make sure to relax your soul along with your body today…!!! It is much more important.

By the word ‘relaxing’, I remembered a hand cream which is very relaxing and refreshing for my hands. Read on, to know more about the cream in detail.

It is one of the best hand creams I have used till date. As I had mentioned in my last post about ‘Hand care’, hand cream is a must when you want to keep your hand happy…!!!

This a fab India product, named ‘Intensive hand cream’ in lemon flavor.

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Let’s start with the review…

What it claims:

An intensive, non greasy formulation that combines natural extracts with essential oils. While lemon lightens the skin, glycerin softens it. Regular application ensures your hands remain supple and smooth.

Ingredients:

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Price: 290 INR for 120 ml (112g)

Shelf life: 3 years

Packing:

This hand cream comes in a yellow tube packing. The white cap is flip flop one. I always prefer tube packing over a tub one. Tube packing is more hygienic, as there is no need to dip your hand in cream unlike for the tub pack.

It is sturdy and does not take more space in your hand bag. Hence, I can say it is travel friendly.

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Cream’s texture:

The white cream is non greasy and glides easily. It does keep your hand moisturized but doesn’t feel oily.  Little goes long way so value for money as well.

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Fragrance:

It has a strong smell of lemon. This might be a con for those who doesn’t like strong fragrance.

Staying Power:

It keeps your hand soft for 3-4 hours. . I prefer using this after whenever I wash hands.

Availability:

It is available in all FabIndia stores and over online.

Does this stands to what it claims?:

Non greasy:  YES. This is non greasy.

Intensive: YES. This is moisturising.

Lightens skin tone: NO. I haven’t found this one true.

Softens hands: YES. It softens very dry hands too.

My overall experience:

As I had mentioned in my earlier post, most of the time I spend in AC environment. That makes skin and hair dry. sob sob But, this hand cream is one of the essential stuffs I carry in my hand bag. Anywhere and everywhere. I will surely buy this again.

Pros:

  1. Non greasy.
  2. Very moisturizing.
  3. Available in fabIndia stores and online.
  4. Affordable
  5. Value for money.
  6. Cruelty free. Not tested on animals.

Cons:

  1. Does not lighten skin tone.
  2. Strong lemon fragrance might be a problem for those with sensitive nose.
  3. Contains paraben.

Do I recommend the fabIndia intensive hand cream?

YES. If your hands are really dry and looking for a good hand cream, this is the one for you.

 

Will I repurchase the fabIndia intensive hand cream?

Of course dearie…!!! My hands are thankful for this pick. wink

 

MyGirlyPedia rating: 4/5

Steph Lew 10

Have a fabulous weekend…!!!

 

Pallavi ❤

Everything You Need to Know About Foundation

Hey you all,

No matter whether you are into makeup or no, you know or might have heard about ‘foundation’… So, today I thought of sharing everything I know about foundation with you guys…

Foundation, as the name suggests it is used for a perfect base. It evens out the skin tone and hides the flaws like acne marks, fine lines etc. Some uses it to change their natural skin tone(trust me, its not a good idea.) Plenty of foundations, of different brands and multiple shades are available in the market. You just have to find the right shade and right type of foundation, to enhance your natural skin tone.

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Types of Foundation:

1. Oil-Free, Matte-Finish Liquid Foundations – These are suitable for oily skinned beauties. These foundations covers up the flaws and give you matte look without making you look greasy/ dewy. Beauties with normal / dry skin do not opt for this one. You might end up with dry and flaky skin.

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2. Long-Wearing, Matte-Finish Liquid Foundations – These are again for oily skin. They are different from the above one in terms of their consistency. These are more runny in terms of texture and long lasting. Application of these is quite easy.

3. Moisturizing Liquid Foundations – These are for the normal to dry skinned girls. Some of them also have skin repairing qualities.

4. Pressed Powder Foundations – These are like pressed powders. They are well suited for normal to dry skin. They provide you with light to medium coverage.

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5.  Cream-to-Powder Compact Foundations – These are like a mixture of creamy and powder foundations. These are suitable for normal skin. Its coverage is more than the cream/powder foundations.

6. Stick Foundations – These are Cream-to-Powder Compact Foundations in a tube packing. The packing makes it easier for application.

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7. Sheer Foundations and Tinted Moisturizers – These are multipurpose creamy foundations. They add moisture, gives coverage and protection from sun(SPF content).

8. Mineral Makeup – Powder foundation with more coverage.

 

How to find right foundation as per your skin type:

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1. Dry Skin:
If your skin is dry, go for the moisturizing foundations. Using sponge/ brush might make skin dry, so apply it using fingers.

2. Normal Skin:
These are the lucky ones. They can flaunt any type of foundation.

3. Oily skin:
Opt for the medium to full coverage, non oily foundation to avoid the greasy/ oily look. Applying foundation using sponge/ brush is recommended.

4. Combination skin:
You can choose liquid foundation. You can set it by apply powder foundation to your T zone to avoid the greasiness around the nose and forehead.

5. Aged skin:
In order to avoid fine lines and deposition of foundation on wrinkles, go for light coverage liquid foundation or tinted moisturizers.

6. Sensitive skin:
Medium to full coverage foundation is a must. But, I would personally suggest to check the ingredients before choosing one. The chemicals in there, should not worsen the situation. Hence prevention is better than cure.

 

How to choose right shade of Foundation:

These are the tips I am giving you out of my or my friend’s experience. :
1. Do not buy them online. You might think that the shade you see over the internet suits you. But, unless and until you try it, do not assume any shade.
2. Try the foundation on your forehead instead of on your wrist. The skin texture and color differs from wrist to face. For this, go bare face to store and try the shade which you think suits. Choose the one which matches exactly to your skin tone.
3. Do not buy the shade which is lighter / darker than your natural tone. This will never look good. Lighter shade will make you look like a ghost and darker one makes you look like a tanned face girl.
4. Invest in a good branded foundation. Your skin’s health should be the priority.

 

Types of Foundation Applicator and how to use them:

1. Foundation Brush:
a. Take required amount of foundation on your wrist/ palm.
b. Dip the brush in it and with upward stroke, apply foundation on your face.
c. You can use your fingers to blend those fine lines.
d. This makes liquid foundation application easy.

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2. Beauty Blender Sponge:
a. Dip the sponge in water.
b. Squeeze the excess water. (This will avoid product wastage, as the wet sponge won’t be able to absorb foundation. This also makes foundation light and easy to apply.)
c. Dab foundation on your face using the sponge.
d. You can use either fingers or the sponge itself to blend it.
e. Use the tip for application on or around nose and eyes.
f. Broader end is for application over the forehead, chin and cheeks.
g. This is best for applying liquid foundation.

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3. Powder sponge:
a. Press the powder against the foundation cake.
b. Press it on your face lightly for maximum coverage.
c. Do not rub it on face, this will remove the makeup instead of settling foundation on face.

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4. The natural one – your fingers:
a. You can take sufficient amount of foundation on your finger tips.
b. Apply it on your face with circular motion.
c. I personally recommend this because the blending is really easy and product wastage will be minimal.

How to Apply Foundation:

a. Prepare your face before applying foundation , by applying primer. (Primer is a clear gel, which shrinks the pores. This makes face look more even and clean.)
b. You can use concealer before or after foundation. This hides the marks/ uneven skin tone.
c. Now you can apply the right shade foundation suitable for your skin type.
d. You can use any applicator of your choice, whichever you are comfortable with.

Some more tips:

  1. Always apply foundation on a clean fresh face.
  2. Maintain hygiene. Keep your brushes/ sponges clean. (Will write separate post on how to clean the beauty tools soon.)

Hope you find these tips useful… 🙂

Pallavi ❤