Skin care is an absolute essential part of the day and this can be made easy and effective with the products that are right for your skin. I received some of the RYOR products from OurHappyBox a few weeks back. I have been using these regularly since then and have noticed some improvements in my skin.
I am obsessed with nail powders these days… chrome and unicorn are the trends in the world of manicure. These unicorn nail powders were sent to me by BeautyBigBang, they have some amazing nail art products which you can check out. Also, you can use my discount code DEEPIKA10 to avail 10% off.
Florals are one of my favourite picks during monsoons and summers, they look so vibrant and make you look younger and brighter … HOTOUCH was generous enough to send me this beautiful comfy floral dress. For those who aren’t familiar, HOTOUCH is a clothing brand which you can check out at AMAZON. They offer quite a good variety of dresses to choose from and there is one for every mood! For those who are a sceptic, here is what I think about the brand.
Here is another post on metallic chrome nails, my previous post was on Holographic Mettalic Nails, I am such an addict to these chrome nails…these look unbelievably gorgeous and are surely a must try.
Holographic nails have surely hit the nail trend this year. They look uber luxe and it’s so satisfying to watch them gleam. BeautyBigBang were generous enough to send me the Rainbow Holographic Unicorn Nail Pigments and I had a great time wearing them on. These have surely been my best nails so far.
From my previous posts you guys would have already kown how much I am enjoying my gel manicures. For those who are wondering “Why Gel Nails?”… well, if you wish to have mega glossy, plumpy, luxurious looking nails which remain perfectly groomed for weeks to go, then gel manicure is the answer!
It was my first time with Kiko nail polishes. Prior this, I was a huge fan of maybelline nail polishes for the fact that they are affordable, super quality and quick dry. After moving to the US, I have had a hard time finding them… unfortunately, maybelline nail polishes aren’t available here. But to my delight I got my hands on the kiko nail polishes and here is the detailed review along with the swatches.
In one of my previous blog I had introduced you all to my KIKO nail polish and lipstick collection. These lipsticks are my favorite pick this season. They come in a variety of shades, you would easily be able to find your perfect picks. Here is a detailed review of the product.
You can never ever go overboard with a black eyeliner, I think it’s the most commonly used cosmetic around the world… And why not, a black eyeliner is something that fits very well in every occasion, be it an everyday look or the dramatic bridal look, a black eyeliner is what most of us reach for to complete the effect. My favorite liquid black eyeliners are the ones which have a pen sort of applicator. That makes the application so quick and mistake proof. Here is a detailed review of the Milani Eye Tech Perfection Eyeliner.
The packaging reminds me of The Curve Eyeliner by NYX , It has a curved body to give a better control over the application. The felt tip allows you to create a thin, medium or a heavy line, as you desire! It’s extremely comfortable to hold, beginners would love it for sure. Talking of the down side, I faced slight issue working on a winged liner with this felt tip applicator, I wish it was slightly more flexible.
Quality & Texture
The product claims to give a full color definition in one stroke, well… that isn’t really true, I need to coat 2-3 times to get a deep pigmented black line.
It gives a matte black finish, which is how I like my eyeliner to be.
Another good thing is, It dries quickly as you apply, you wouldn’t need to sit for long with your eyes closed, which is a common case with most of the liquid eyeliners. Also it saves a few extra minutes getting ready.
The product isn’t waterproof, it is some what water resistant. It smudges easily on oily lids, so if you have oily lids, this is not the right product for you, if you don’t, make sure not to apply moisturizer on your eyelids as a part of your daily moisturizing routine.
It lasts for good 8 hours if you have powdered your eyelids prior application, else it stays well for about 6 hours.
Why it couldn’t make 5/5?
- The pen felt tips makes application along the ends slightly difficult, I wish it was more flexible.
- It smudges easily if you apply a regular moisturizer on your lids, or have oily lids naturally.
A tinted moisturizer is the best option for your face during everyday summer makeup. The biggest advantage being, that it sits on the skin comfortably without clogging the pores. Also some of them come with SPF which is an added advantage. If you are not very comfortable wearing makeup, a tinted moisturizer can be your good pick. It gives sheer coverage at the same times feels light like a moisturizer. I picked up elf tinted moisturizer in the shade Ivory, it also has an SPF 20, so it looked like a good pick for summers. I have been using this since some time.
This comes in an outer cardboard packaging, inside of which we have a matte black easy squeeze tube packaging. A screw cap ensures that there is no spillage. The nozzle gives control over the quantity.
The shade name is written only on the cardboard packaging and not on the tube, which is quite inconvenient. If you have multiple tubes, then you are going to have a difficult time locating the shade.
Though the packaging doesn’t look very classy, but keeping in mind the affordability of the product, I wouldn’t complaint. The directions for use are written at the back, so that makes it user friendly.
Wearability and Coverage
The tinted moisturizer lasts well for 6 hours. Though the product says that it needs to be reapplied after every 2 hours, but I have been comfortable wearing it for 6 hours.
It gives a sheer to medium coverage. I like it for an everyday use because it looks really natural.
Quality and Texture
Talking of quality and texture, I have noticed a few things her.
- The blending is a big issue, If you are applying it with fingers, it takes a little longer to blend into the skin completely. I like to apply it with a damp beauty blender for a more effortless blending.
- The products looks slight patchy, if you see closely, you would notice small flaky patches, which disappear if you blend the product in the direction of facial hair.
- It sits on the dry patches of the skin, and hence looks flaky.
- It feels slightly heavy on the face, but gives a natural velvety matte finish.
- This smells like yogurt!
Why it couldn’t make 5/5?
- The yogurt smell is annoying.
- Blending is a big issue.
- It looks flaky on the dry skin areas.