Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with CleanCoconut, the products were sent to me by the brand but the review is absolutely genuine and true.
I have grown up hearing all good things about coconut! Coconut oil is something that I can pick blindly for my hair. Not only hair, it’s a miracle ingredient for the skin as well. I got a chance to try some of the products from CleanCoconut, looking at the ingredients and upon reading about them, at once I knew they were safe and could be trusted. I have been using these since two weeks now and here is what I think.
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.
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!
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.
A few months back, Revlon launched their liquid lipsticks, which claims to be lightweight and give high definition velvety matte color. Also this is said to be moisturizing with a unique gel formula. I was excited to try! I got the shade HD Obsession which is a bright, cool toned fuchsia pink. Here is a detailed review on this product.
I love lipsticks having transparent packaging! It is so convenient to pick the shade you want to wear. I was quite impressed to see their packaging, it comes in a transparent matte bottle with a silver top, the applicator is a slight disappointment. It’s too firm… almost feels like you are applying the product with a stick. Little flexibility would have been good.
Quality and Texture
The product rightly claims to be lightweight and moisturizing. It glides on smoothly giving high pigmented color in 1-2 swipe. I love the creamy matte finish it gives as soon as you apply the product, which after an hour turns velvety matte. It sits comfortably on the skin. It also has a strong bubble gum scent to it, which I personally love. I don’t mind scented products, but if you do, this is not the right pick for you.
It lasts very well for 6-7 hours, after which it starts to fade. But one can do a good 8 hour outing wearing this lipstick without worrying about touch up.
It does transfer very easily which is a downside, but as the creamy matte texture sets to a more velvety matte, the transferring decreases.
Why it couldn’t make 5/5?
This liquid lipstick from revlon is close to perfection! Here are some points that pull it back a little…
These days highlighters have become a must for the makeup look to be on point. After powder highlighters, liquid highlighters flooded the marked and they are of course pricey. Thanks to the idea of a DIY that one can get much affordable products made at home. The tutorial below shows how you can make your own fiercy liquid highlighter at home, which can of course be customized.
For most of us, summers are not a very happy time for our skin. The heat and the humidity cause breakouts and sometimes even skin irritation. Here are a few products that I like to keep handy for my summer skin care routine. These work really well for my combination skin.
1. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
Micellar Water is my favourite skin care product ever since I have got my hands on it. It is a superb skin cleanser, which not only removes makeup completely but also takes away all the dirt and oil, and at the same time moisturizes the skin. I like to use it in various ways, as a makeup remover, during bed time if I am feeling lazy to perform the ideal skin cleansing routine, as soon as I wake up in the morning… to get rid of any oil on my face and also after a session at the gym. All you need to do is, pour some micellar water over a cotton ball and apply it all over your face to wipe off any dirt and oil. No need to rinse or apply moisturizer afterwords.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera gel is a wonder product, I like to use it as a moisturizer on a daily basis. It helps fight acne and works wonders on a sun burn. It leaves the skin hydrated without making it sticky or oily. If you have dry skin, you can apply moisturizer over aloe vera gel or maybe mix them together.
3. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen
A sunscreen is a must! I like to use the neutrogena ultra sheer Dry Touch sunscreen which has SPF 45 and feels really comfortable on the skin. Also, this works really well under makeup as well. Make sure to wear a sunscreen every time you step out during the day. Your skin will thank you for it!
4. Mud Masks
I like to use mud masks during summers, They help absorb excess oil and leaves the skin matte and fresh. Also these are great if you suffer from acne issues. I like to use these once or twice a week. My current favourites are Global Beauty Care Charcoal & Dead Sea mud masks.
A reverse smokey eye look is quite a trend for college goers, It is the most opted look for kohl lovers. It gives great definition to the eyes and looks amazing on everybody. The fun part about this look is that it is extremely versatile, can be worn for almost any occasion and would match most of your outfits. Here is how I achieve the look using 3 products only.
Feels like I am doing a nail art tutorial after ages. Last few weeks I was having fun trying out various nail polishes sent to me by a few companies. I will be sharing a review soon. Lately I have been enjoying glittery nails way more than usual. Here is a tutorial for peach and gold jewel nails.
Soft Makeup is best worn during summers, it makes the skin look fresh and breathable. Here is a look for a soft summer party makeup comprising of soft mauves and some jazz with glitter on the eyes. It can be worn best during the day and you can always turn it to a night makeup by adding in some false lashes if you desire or maybe a deep berry lipstick.