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Six Things Your Hairdresser Wished You Knew!

Hey guys,

Hairstyling is a skill, and when you walk into the salon, you should not expect your hairstylist to guess the hairstyle that you would like. There are a couple of things that your hairdresser wised you knew before you come for your appointment.

If you want the hairdresser to transform your hair into the style you want, you have to give him/her some directions. With the basic knowledge of what you want, your hairdresser can now bring his/her proficient skills. That said, this article will list down six things your hairdresser wished you knew.

1. Cut your hair

Trim hair

One of the things your stylist wished you knew is the importance of trimming your hair. Your hairdresser knows that dry, brittle, and damaged hair is not appealing, and it gives them a hard time when they are applying color because it doesn’t hold. Such kind of hair also has a hard time maintaining the desired texture. If you don’t know the tool that will work best for your hair, you can log on to hairclippersclub.com to get the most suitable clipper for your hair. By implementing this, your hairdresser will have an easier time styling your hair.

2. Understand that color jobs differ

Hair coloring

Another thing that your hairdresser wished you knew is that color jobs vary a lot. Here, your stylist would appreciate it if you exercised a lot of patience. After all, it is said that patience pays. If you want to have your hair colored, ensure to inform the salon about what you are expecting. You should do this when you are booking an appointment. Moreover, you need to know that some color jobs are more complicated than others, and they may take longer to complete. Make sure that what you booked for is what you are coming for because rescheduling a color job might be very tricky.

3. Bring as many pictures as you can

When you head to the salon, you have an idea of what style you would like. However, your hairdresser is not psychic to know the hairstyle you want. The best way for your hairdresser to have a clear understanding of the style you prefer is through pictures. Therefore, ensure to bring a lot of them. It is advisable to bring pictures that have different lightings, and they should show different angles. It could help your stylist to get very particular with the details.

4. You get what you pay for

Your hairdresser would like for you to know that when you walk into the salon, you are going to get quality services. You cannot compare the quality of service and products that are in a salon with those that you get off a supermarket shelf. You need to know that your hairstylist knows the products that work best for your hair. Supermarket products may have hidden ingredients that may end up damaging your hair. Therefore, it would be wise if you invested your time and money in a salon.

5. Be honest

As mentioned before, your stylist cannot guess what you want to be done to your hair. Therefore, it is vital for you to be honest with your hairdresser, especially about your hair’s history. It could help the stylist treat your hair in the most deserving way. Honesty doesn’t stop at that. You also have to talk to your stylist about your spending limit and ensure to confirm the upkeep costs. It could save you a whole lot of trouble. Furthermore, if you are not happy with your current hairstyle, talk to your hairdresser to change it.

6. Clean your hair

Before you check into your salon appointment, you have to ensure that you clean your hair. It is not advisable to come to the salon with hair that hasn’t been washed for weeks, waiting for your stylist to wash it. There is a high probability that your hairdresser will be grossed out by it. And if you want to color your hair, hair that has a lot of product could cause the color to appear unevenly.

Conclusion

Going to the salon is essential when you want your hair done professionally. However, before you check into your appointment, there are a couple of things that your hairdresser wished you knew. And the most important ones are mentioned above, and it would be great if you adhered to them.

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Naz ♥

Review : My Shopping Experience at Born Pretty Store!

Hey guys!

Today I am reviewing Born Pretty Store, an online shopping site that ships worldwide. I have got 6 items from there. Please find my views on them below :

Born Pretty store

1) Bonnie Choice matte liquid lip color – This is in the color Human Nature #6. It’s an extremely pigmented, creamy, matte purple color. On my hand swatch you can see the exact color. But on lips, it tends to go lighter.. a more natural color which I quite loved. It’s waterproof and thus long lasting.

Bonnie Choice

Lips

The applicator wand is soft and very convenient for application. One coat would do the trick. So this bottle will last a good while.

Price : $3.59 for a 7gms bottle.

It’s available in 7 other colors too!.

2) Facial Mixing Silicone brush – This is my absolute favourite of the 6 items I got. It’s just so fantastic. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know what a skincare fanatic I am.

Mud mask face brush

What I love the most about silicone products is that they are very hygienic. They don’t harbour bacteria like the conventional face brushes. I got this in the color pink.

Mud mask face brush

This little beauty tool helps keep my hands clean when mixing and applying face masks. It’s so handy, lightweight and easy to use. It’s ergonomically designed for a perfect facial application experience.

Price – $2.39

It’s available in 4 other colors!

3) After 90 Matte lipstick – Got this in the color #19 Charming. It’s a gorgeous nude color but on application it takes on a light pink color. Even though I love it’s texture, I feel it would look better on lighter skin tone than WOC. It has an outer and inner packaging & the tube itself looks different from a typical lipstick tube.

Pink lipstick

Pink lips

Price – $2.59 for a tube containing 3.8 gms.

It comes in 9 other colors too, even though 8 of them seems to be ‘Sold out’ for some time now.

4) Lovely Puppet lip balm – These are probably the cutest lip balms ever. Shaped like little ladies wearing Kimono, these are clear, smells soo fruity & is moisturising.

Lip balm

Price – $0.99 for a 2.4gms tube.

When you order this, you can’t select a Kimono pattern. A random one will be sent to you.

5) Magical Halo Lip/Eye liner – I got this in the number 14. It’s a slight pinkish purple color. I chose this because I thought it would go well with the two lip colors I have chosen.

Lip liner

It is not pigmented at all. I didn’t like it’s quality. This is my least favourite item of this lot.

Price – $0.99 for a 1.1gms pencil.

6) Bonnie Choice Liquid concealer – I like the texture of this one. It’s a creamy formula, eaay to work with and to apply with the applicator wand.

Concealer

Unfortunately due to some mistake I made during the ordering process, I chose the lighest color. That is so not like myself at all, that at first I thought it was a mistake from the store’s side. But I checked my order and there it was as clear as day.. I chose #10 instead of #30. It’s available in 6 colors.

Price : $2.99 for a 6 gms tube.

Overall, my shopping experience at Born Pretty store was an easy breezy one. They stock over 10,000 products & is very inexpensive. The staff are very courteous and very helpful should you need any help. They ship worldwide for free. Mine reached via post in just 10 days (from China to India)!.

Discount Code

The people over at Born Pretty Store were kind enough to offer my readers a 10% discount code!. It’s WER1H10. Please note that it is valid for original price products only (meaning it’s not applicable on already discounted/on-sale products).

If the above discount code is used by 5 or more of you, they have agreed to sponsor a giveaway for you guys, right here on my blog. So, I urge you to check out this awesome shopping site.

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Naz ♥

Note : These products were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Guest post : Benefits & Risks of Essential Oils!

Essential oils are concentrated organic compounds made from plants that have a variety of uses. They are commonly used for medicinal purposes. Herbal medicine use is considered an alternative medical treatment, so the use of essential oils can somewhat be categorized under this type of treatment as well. While most doctors may not prescribe essential oils to treat illnesses, many studies and testimonials have found that they really work.

Essential oils

Health Benefits

• Certain essential oils can alleviate cough, congestion, and flu-like symptoms. One of the best essential oils for cough and cold is lemon. It has antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that can cure a sore throat and boost one’s immune system.

Chamomile oil can be used for skin care. It helps remove blemishes and acne. Combining it with coconut oil will make a perfect topical for diaper rash. Meanwhile, clary sage oil can reduce wrinkles and cellulite. Some massage oils also contain clary sage for fat reduction.

• Essential oils have been used for aromatherapy long before they became popular. They are used to improve one’s physical and psychological well-being. Lavender, peppermint, and frankincense are just some of the many essential oils ideal for aromatherapy.

• Adaptogen essential oils like basil, licorice, and anise are used to cure hormonal imbalance. These oils can help people cope with emotional and physical stress by regulating the stress hormones produced by the adrenal glands.

• Having a healthy digestive system is extremely important in living a long and happy life. When a person is suffering from indigestion, using fennel or coriander oil might help. These oils contain antispasmodic properties that can help improve digestion.

• People who experience hair loss can also benefit from using essential oils. Rosemary oil can stimulate hair follicles, thickening hair naturally.

• Instead of caffeine and stimulants, essential oils such as grapefruit, ginger, and cinnamon bark are a healthier and natural option for weight loss. Combined with regular exercise and a healthy diet, these essential oils will provide an extra boost to one’s weight-loss goals.

Health Risks

Despite their many benefits, essential oils can also pose risks to some people, especially when they are misused.

• Pregnant and nursing women are not recommended to use essential oils since they can greatly affect one’s hormones. Evidence has also been found that essential oils can penetrate the placenta, which can affect the baby. For those who still want to use essential oils though, consult with your doctor first. Extreme precaution and careful research should be done before using these oils during pregnancy and while breast-feeding.

• The incorrect use of essential oils on babies and children can be harmful. Essential oils shouldn’t be applied onto children’s skin undiluted because they’re considered “hot.” A child’s skin is extremely sensitive and delicate and direct application of essential oils can cause allergic reactions, burns, irritations, rashes, and more.

• Since essential oil is a highly concentrated substance, ingesting too much of it is harmful and even poisonous. For instance, about half a liter of peppermint oil is made from more or less 300 pounds of peppermint leaves — and consuming a toxic amount of that oil can cause serious damage to the liver and kidneys, among others. Thus, it’s best to be properly educated on the right amount of each essential oil before using it.

• Citrus oils can make skin photosensitive. There are risks of skin discoloration, blistering, and burning when using certain essential oils. Keep away from citrus oils if your skin is already UV light-sensitive.

• Some essential oils may interfere with prescription drugs. Consult professional aromatherapists and/or your doctor for advice on whether or not you can use essential oils in combination with your prescribed medication.

• Overuse of essential oils can lead to allergies over time. Once these allergies occur, that person will be allergic to that particular essential oil forever.

The key to benefitting from essential oils and avoiding the risks they pose is to be well-informed on their safe and correct usage. Always read the fine print on the labels, know how to use them properly, take the necessary precautionary measures, and always get the green light from your doctor before using them.

This guest post article was provided by Got Oil Supplies. Got Oil Supplies is your one stop shop for essential oil containers and accessory needs. And there is a 10% off coupon code available for new visitors if you sign up for their newsletter!

Must Have Beauty Products for Every Fashionista in 2018!

Hello guys,

Every fashionista wants to have the latest innovative beauty products on hand. Here are some top picks to choose from, each priced at $25 or less:

IGK Swipe Up Hair Blotting Tissues

If your bangs are wilting or you didn’t have time to wash your hair last night, these portable hair blotting tissues will help you out. The sheets’ ingredients include kaolin and charcoal to help blot up excess oil at hair roots easily. Toss a pack in your purse and use for a portable touch-up anywhere you go. Comes in packs of 16 sheets. Around $18.

Maybelline New York Tattoo Studio Brow Gel

This product doesn’t exactly last as long as a tattoo, but it’s long-lasting and stays put. It gives volume and color to your brows. Formula is smudgeproof and waterproof. Comes in different shades. Around $12.99

Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Foam

If you’re prone to breakouts or would just like to get your pores really clean, try this super-foamy facial cleanser. It’s formulated with both baking soda and salicylic acid to get your pores and skin clean, clean, clean! Around $7.

Covergirl Melting Pout Metallic Lipstick

This liquid lipstick is highly pigmented for those times when you want to stand out from the crowd. Available in 12 shiny, metallic shades ranging from gold to pink to blue. Around $6.99.

Love Beauty and Planet Showerless Cleansing Mist

Hot summer days are coming and sometimes last night’s shower just isn’t enough. Freshen up anytime or anywhere with this naturally-formulated product. Spray on your skin to revive it. Wipe away sweat and grime. This product is formulated with coconut water and scented with mimosa. Around $8 for a 6.7 ounce spray bottle.

Herbal Essence Foam Conditioner

This conditioner is great for fine, thin hair. It’s mousse-light and hydrates hair without adding too much weight. Around $5.99.

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara

Now you can have longer, lusher lashes without that stiff, coated look. Total Temptation mascara is enriched with coconut extract and delivers color and volume to your lashes while still maintaining a natural look. Available in various shades. Around $10.

Differin Daily Deep Cleanser

Contains only 5% benzoyl peroxide, making it effective against breakouts but still mild enough for sensitive skin. Around $12.

Tresseme Micro Mist Hairspray

Tired of hairsprays that make your hair look like a helmet? Then try this product. The ultrafine mist doesn’t just settle on the outside of your hair. It works with your style to hold, while still allowing bounce and movement. Around $5.

Sally Hansen Big Polish Guards

It’s hard to paint your fingernails evenly. Make the job easier by using these peel-off cuticle protectors. Get a perfect manicure every time! Around $5.99.

Ouai Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets

Tame frizzy hair on the go with these coconut oil and shea butter enriched sheets. Easy to carry and use anywhere. Adds shine, too. Around $18.

These are just a few new products to try that offer great benefits but are still easy on your pocketbook. Pick a few and give them a whirl!

Author Bio

Kelsey LuxAuthority

Kelsey is the editor at LuxAuthority and is trying to balance both her budget and her credit card balance. She likes to live lavish and treat herself when the opportunity allows it. She loves the newest tech, old cars and the smell of rich mahogany and leather bound books as well!

Five beauty products that are totally worth the money!

When considering which beauty products to buy, you might be wondering whether or not it’s worth it to spend more. Are less expensive products just as effective as their more expensive counterparts? You might be surprised to learn that when it comes to beauty products, sometimes spending more means getting better results.

Find out which beauty products are totally worth the money. From makeup and skincare to hair products, here’s the low down on products that you shouldn’t skimp on when it comes to finances.

Moisturizer

Moisturiser

When it comes to facial moisturizers, you’ll want a quality product that’s filled with nourishing ingredients. Some of the less expensive products on the market tend to have ingredients that can cause adverse effects including drying, acne, or even redness.

If you have oily skin, you’ll need a light moisturizer that’s free of oils and will be absorbed by the skin quickly. On the other hand, if your skin is very dry, you’ll want a hydrating moisturizer that will leave your skin looking dewy and radiant.

For your whole body, a moisturizer designed for the body is ideal, and, like your facial moisturizer, should be designed for your skin type.

Because of the many different factors that go into choosing a moisturizer, it’s perfectly fine to splurge on one that’s designed specifically for your skin.

Primers

There are dozens of types of primers on the market. There’s face primer, eye primer, and lip primer. There are color-correcting primers, primers with SPF, primers that prevent acne, cream primers, gel primers, and even powder primers. With so many different primers on the market, you might wonder, Which one do I need?

It’s wise to choose a quality primer that you can use over the entire face, but if you’re using cream shadows it’s good to invest in a good eye primer. Love red lipstick? You might want to invest in a quality lip primer, too.

When choosing a primer, again it’s important to know your skin type. There are primers that will hydrate, hide blemishes, brighten the skin, and tighten the pores. Understand what you need and choose a primer that will do more than add wear time to your makeup.

Foundation

Foundation

Foundation is one of those products that you can waste a lot of money on if you don’t get one that’s perfect for your skin. This is why it’s recommended to spend a little more on a product that you know will work for you. Spending more on foundation is absolutely worth it.

Inexpensive foundations might provide little coverage, dry out the skin, or end up looking cake-y. In some cases, inexpensive foundation brands do not have enough shades to match your skin tone. Having a foundation that matches your skin tone closely is absolutely necessary for a flawless look. With that said, it’s best to just skip the drugstore.

Not sure which foundation is right for you? Head on over to your local makeup counter and talk to an expert. They’ll help you find the right shade and formulation for your skin tone and skin type. Do you need a tinted moisturizer or a full-coverage foundation? These are questions that they can help answer.

Also, keep in mind that during the summer and winter months, your foundation shade will change. This is another reason why spending more is better when it comes to your foundation.

Hair Brushes

Not only will cheap brushes wear out more quickly than a pricier brush, but the bristles on cheap brushes can actually damage your hair!

The plastic bristles on inexpensive brushes can pull and break your hair, leading to split ends and hair that has completely broken off. Boar bristle hair brushes are gentler on the hair, reducing breakage. They distribute natural scalp oils throughout the hair shaft, boosting shine and hydration. are highly recommended for all hair types. They do cost much more than the cheap brushes, but are totally worth the investment—and in some cases, can last a lifetime!

Shampoo and Conditioner

If you’ve ever tried a drugstore brand of shampoo or conditioner and then switched to a more expensive brand, chances are you notice a huge difference in the two.

According to experiments conducted by Huddersfield University and led by chemist Dr. Laura Waters, expensive shampoos actually do provide better treatment to your hair in comparison to the less expensive shampoos. Most of the cheaper shampoos do not contain conditioning agents, which reduce static after washing. It was also found that the less expensive products make hair attract even more dirt!

Needless to say, by switching to a high-quality shampoo and conditioner, you can go longer in between washings and reduce static and breakage, leading to healthier hair. So, it’s absolutely worth it to spend more on shampoo and conditioner!

The next time that you’re shopping for beauty products, remember that less doesn’t always mean more. From skincare products to hair care, it’s absolutely worth it to spend more on certain brands.

Author Bio

Kelsey LuxAuthority

Kelsey is the editor at LuxAuthority and is trying to balance both her budget and her credit card balance. She likes to live lavish and treat herself when the opportunity allows it. She loves the newest tech, old cars and the smell of rich mahogany and leather bound books as well!

Review : Glamego May 2018 Beauty box!

Hey guys,

Today am reviewing Glamego’s May box that was specially dedicated to Mother’s day that was celebrated on May 13th. This box is called the ‘Beauty Emergency Kit’ & contains 4 full size products and 1 deluxe sample.

Glamego May 2018 box

I have got to comment about this box though. Visually, I think this is Glamego’s cutest box yet. With pictures of baby animals printed on the whole box, it’s just adorable 😍. On the inside it says, “💛 U Mom” & a series of praising words that show the love of a mom for her child.

Cute baby animals

Mother's day

There is a small card with the hashtag #DateWithMom, which gave the subscribers a chance to win a date with their mom in the best place in their city by posting a pic with their mom on social media and tagging Glamego in it. Then there is a leaflet that shows all the products in the box and their descriptions/prices.

Now on to the details of each product :

Votre Multi vitamin & Rejuvenating night creme – First time hearing about this brand. It’s an Ayurvedic, highly restorative night time moisturiser which is a blend of vitamins & antioxidants that moirurize and protect the skin.

Votre night creme

It’s thick and rich and has a luxurious texture. It has a very strong scent, almost like products meant for men. Other than the scent, I like this cream a lot. It’s very moisturising & hydrating.

This is the deluxe sample that I mentioned earlier. However, it’s almost a full sized product itself. The one in the box contains 30 gms while it’s full sized one contains 50 gms. This 30 gms one itself is worth Rs 1550!

Rohto Acnes Mentho-Cool pimple defence face wash – Acnes is Japan’s No.1 acne care brand. This product is a newbie in India. Since this is a specific product for acne, I didn’t try it out because I’ve normal/dry skin. But it’s definitely a boon for those who have acne, to find this in their box!. It’s 50 gms, comes in a tube & is worth Rs 99.

Pimple defence face wash

Seer Secrets lip scrub – I am so absolutely in love with this one!. I could say it was love at first sight 💓. It’s packaging itself is in a cute little round container.

Vegan lip scrub

I don’t think it can get any more organic than this. It’s all natural & vegan. It’s ingredients list is – Raw cane sugar, almond oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, liquorice extract, rambutan extract & date extract.

It smells absolutely delicious. I actually felt like eating it up. Lol!. It does a great job of scrubbing the lips and revealing baby smooth lips. It’s slightly on the dry side though. I prefer lip scrubs to be slightly wet/viscous so that it’s easier to work with. But that said, I do love this product a lot..

This 8 gms tub costs Rs 261.

Bella Voste Sheer creme Satin touch lust lipstick – Super long name for a lipstick!. I got the one in 10 Satin Pink. It’s a gorgeous, matte finish purplish pink. It’s a gorgeous color that suits Indian skin tone. I love it’s creamy and smooth formula. This is hands down the best lipstick I’ve used in my life. That’s saying a lot especially since I’ve used so many lipstick brands..

Bella voste satin touch lip stick

Lips

This one which has 4.2gms is worth Rs 225.

Bella Voste nail polish – I got a pale/icy green kind of color. It’s in the color 13 Perfect Pick. This is a 9+ toxin free nail enamel that’s non yellowing and formulated in Luxembourg.

Green nail polish

This 9 ml bottle is worth Rs 249.

You can watch the video review here :

Overall, I am beyond impressed with this Glamego box. Every product in it is so high quality and useful. This box contains products worth over Rs 2350 but costs only Rs 299!. So, definitely try it out. You can sign up here.

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Naz ♥

Note : This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : French Lavender Body Oil by EO!

Hey guys,

I am a fan of body lotions as opposed to creams or anything else. But occasionally I like to try body oils and when I came across this one by the brand EO Products (which is one of my favorite skincare brands), in my favorite scent, lavender, I decided to try it. I bought this online on iHerb, a US based site that ships worldwide.

EO French Lavender body oil

It comes in a tinted dark blue plastic bottle with a convenient flip open cap. With oils, you will need only a little for each application. As such, this bottle which contains 236ml should last me several months!. It is not greasy at all and gets absorbed into the skin really fast. It’s moisturizing. It is clear and is a very light weight oil.

Body oils, according to me, should be applied to slightly damp skin for maximum absorption. It’s perfect when you have just stepped out of the bath. The scent of this oil is just so magical and invigorating. Unlike the lavender scented air freshners you come cross that smells horrid, this one is as natural as it can be.

This brand is cruelty free & gluten free and goes by the motto ‘Love life, Live clean’. It doesn’t contain synthetic fragrances, artificial colors/dyes, parabens, phthalates or SLS, which is just great ♡. I have previously tried their Rose & Chamomile body lotion which had made me a huge fan of this brand. You can read that product review here.

Crueltyfree

The ingredients of this oil are, in no particular order – Organic Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, lavender essential oil, lavandin essential oil and vitamin E.

Price : $12.74 (Approx AED 47) for a bottle containing 236ml.

It’s totally worth it and I highly recommend you try this out, especially if you are a huge fan of lavender scent like me!.

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Naz

Review : Glamego Apr 2018 Beauty Box!

Hello!

I fell in love with the April Glamego box even before opening it, because of the perfectly summery magnetised box the products came in, featuring a hot pink stick ice cream that’s started to melt. It captures the feel of the very hot & humid climate in India right now.

Glamego April box

Glamego April box

The box has 4 full sized products & 1 deluxe sample. These products are all about fighting the sun and staying cool in this summer!. Here they are in detail :

Tjori Anti Tan pack – With wild turmeric (Kasturi manjal) as the main ingredient, this perfect age old formula helps in removing tan. It’s a loose powder and I used it by mixing it with water to form a smooth paste. You could also mix it in some rose water. I left it on for 15 mins and washed it off. My skin felt glowing after using this. It has a really pungent/strong smell.

Tjori wild turmeric facial

Other ingredients in it are bentonite clay, fuller’s earth, natural white clay, essential oils etc. It came in a 50 gms container and is worth Rs 525.

My Island Kiss lip balm – This one’s packaging is simply gorgeous and it has an international level of quality to it. The tinted lip balm I got is in the color Bunny Pink. It’s not sticky and is easy to apply. It has SPF 15.

My island kiss lip moisturizer

It is non toxic, organic & petroleum free. Ingredients list – Tropical Kokum & Mango butter, organic beeswax, stevia, organic carrot seed oil, pure castor oil, Japanese Cherry blossom essential oil, organic Macadamia nut oil, vitamin e oil and natural organic color. It’s 100% pure!. It smells absolutely lovely and yummy 😍. The tube contains 14gms and is worth Rs 499.

Vedic Line Gold facial – This box contains 6 sachets of different products that’s to be used in a step by step process starting from cleanser and ending with a serum. It’s ingredients are all known for their brightening property. This one can be used even as a bridal face pack.

Vedic line gold facial kit

I have high expectations of it. Since it’s best used prior to an event/occasion, am saving it for later. I will be doing a separate post for reviewing this and update the link here later. This at home facial kit is worth Rs 350.

Nelf USA compact – I was so in need of a compact and that’s when I received this!. What a surprise ☺. This one has SPF 18 in it. I wore it several times now and can say it roughly lasts 3 hours on my face especially since the hot climate makes me sweat bullets.. I love carrying this in my vanity for a quick touch up. This is worth Rs 350.

NELF USA compact powder

Natural Bath & Body Sea Clay face masque – This green colored clay mask is clarifying and I had doubts about using it, since I’ve normal/dry skin.

Natural bath and body sea clay face masque

However, for the purpose of this review, I tried it and was pleasantly surprised that it left my skin feeling and looking good. It didn’t dry out my skin at all. It has a lovely scent. There is a heating up sensation immediately after application. Nothing to worry about though!. I do recommend it for all skin types except those with sensitive skin.

Sea clay face masque

Me rocking the green look 😆

The full sized version of this is worth Rs 150.

Overall, this box is definitely summery and Glamego really excelled in putting together this box. Totally, this box is worth over Rs 1800, but you pay only Rs 299 for this subscription. So, definitely try it out. You can sign up here.

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Naz ♥

Note : This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : NMNL Japanese Beauty Box!

Hey guys!

I’m thrilled to review a Japanese beauty subscription box!. It’s NMNL, short for ‘NoMakeNoLife’. They sent me their box from Dec 2017 for review.

“nomakenolife” is a popular phrase used in Japan by people who believe that makeup is essential to their lives. So, NMNL embraces that philosophy and brings high-quality products in a monthly box. The best part? – They ship worldwide!.

Here is the box I received :

NMNL Japanese beauty box

It contains 5 full sized products. Here are the details :

Matcha bubble bath by Sweets Maison – This one comes in such a cute little plastic bottle that is designed like a champagne bottle. The product is really thick. I quite liked the feel of it. A little goes a long way. It’s light green in color and it says here that it’s fragrance is that of Matcha. Personally, I haven’t tried Matcha but I’ve heard great things about it.

It can be used as a shower gel too. It lathers well and leaves the skin with a slight lingering scent.

Matcha bubble bath

L’air de savon ice body milk – This came in a bottle shaped like a soap bar. It smells amazing and is very creamy. It gets absorbed into the skin super fast. It’s in the scent Eternal Moments. This is my favorite product in this box.

Body milk

Rosy Rosa retractable lip brush – It’s my very first time seeing a retractable lip liner. I have only heard of it before. This black and silver casing almost looks like a little pen. It’s handy and travel friendly. The brush is sturdy and feels high quality. I am glad they included this in the box.

rosy rosa retractable lip brush

Profael smooth hand wrap – This is a hand cream that came accompanied with gloves that are made with 100% cotton. The cream is very thick and almost has a balm like texture. I applied that and wore the gloves overnight and it left my skin feeling super soft snd moisturised by morning.

profael smooth hand wrap

profael smooth hand wrap

Dolly Wink vivid pink color eyeliner – A pink colored eyeliner is so not my type, so I gave it to my little cousin who loves makeup. However, I did try it out for the purpose of this review.

dolly wink vivid pink color eyeliner

It is buttery and easy to apply. The color is really vivid as it’s name suggests, especially in natural light. This brand feels high end.

Pink eyeliner

The last thing in the box was a booklet that described all the products, in English. This helped a lot since all products have Japanese explanations on them.

Overall, I love NMNL. I highly recommend you try this. It’s priced at $29.99/month. You can get $3 off your first box by using my code Neenz87.

They sent it by post and it reached me from Japan to India in 2 weeks & 2 days. Do check it out to try Japanese brands/products that are not otherwise available to us locally.

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Naz ♥

Note : This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review : Glamego Feb 2018 Beauty Box!

Hey dearies,

With February’s box, Glamego has just reaffirmed the fact that they are indeed India’s No.1 beauty subscription box. Titled ‘Classy Flaunt’, this time the box contains 4 full sized products worth Rs 2000, while the box itself costs only Rs 299!

Glamego February box

Here are the products in detail :

● Mcaffeine Choco face pack – This comes in 2 variants – gel based for dry skin and clay based for oily skin. I like that Glamego is truly a personalized box. I received the one for dry skin because they asked me my preference beforehand.

Mcaffeine choco face pack

Chocolate and caffeine, both are powerhouse ingredients that bring out the glow in your skin while pumping it with antioxidants. This mask looks just so yummy and smells delicious. God knows how I resisted just eating it up. Lol!.

I applied this creamy mask for about 15 mins and washed off with cool water. It left my skin looking radiant and youthful. I love this brand, which is India’s first caffeinated personal care brand.

This product is worth Rs 359 for a tub containing 25ml.

● Kronokare Pollu-Stop face – This colorless mist is one of a kind, I feel. It helps in warding off pollution from our face. How cool is that!. It’s perfect for those who spend a lot of time outside. It actually acts as an invisible shield against pollution nano particles and thus helps protect, nourish & soothe the skin.

Kronokare Pollu stop face

It has a strong scent which am not really a fan of. The product itself gives a barely there look when sprayed on the face. It can be used before or after applying a face cream. It comes fitted with a fine nozzle and as such spraying with it creates a nice mist.

It specifically says ‘face’ in it’s name because this same product is available for the hair too that helps our tresses fight against pollution. It’s actually one of the products in Glamego’s March box.

This product is free of sulfates, silicone, parabens, fragrance or mineral oil. It’s worth Rs 495 for a bottle that contains 30 ml.

● The Nature’s Co Radiance face cream – This is hands down my favorite product in this box. It’s main ingredient is saffron, something that’s very expensive and wonderful. It smells of saffron itself.

Nature's Co saffron radiance face cream

Saffron helps in making the skin radiant and am so glad I got to try out this cream. The texture of it is so unlike regular face creams. It’s balm like, slightly viscous and yet when applied on skin, it slides on smoothly like a rich cream. A little goes a long way.

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The tub is super tiny, containing only 25 ml. But, guess what?. It costs a cool Rs 550!.

The ingredients list is as follows : Saffron, Aloe Vera extract, Grapeseed oil, Jojoba oil, Wheatgerm oil, Almond oil, cream base, aroma & natural preservatives. This brand is cruelty free & eco friendly.

● Bella Voste Perfect lip gloss – This was one of the products I received in the January box too (read that review here). But I selected a different shade this time. It’s a light, gorgeous pink shade called Pop of Pink.

Bella voste pop of pink

Overall, I love that the general theme of this box is to bring out the best in your skin. I am all about skincare as some of you already know.

I highly recommend Glamego. You can sign up here.

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Naz ♥

Note : This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.