Friday, 22 August 2014

NIVEA Vitamin Shake Lip Balm with SPF 10 Review & Swatches:

I have dry lips skin condition, which leaves me with dry and chapped lips all year long. No matter how moist the day is or how hot, I would need my lip balm every now and then. And, recently I have been trying different NIVEA lip balm variations and today I am going to review one of them.
We all love (or most of us) milkshake, be it chocolate milkshake or strawberry milkshake. But, have you heard of Vitamin milkshake? Yes, NIVEA has one variant of lip balm which is named as NIVEA Vitamin Shake Lip Balm with SPF 10.


Product Description: The innovative marbled formula of NIVEA Vitamin Shake combines the intensive moisture and a blend of fruit extracts with vitamins for a smooth and nourished look with a light fruity tint.



  • Intensive moisture with Vitamin C & E and Pro-Vitamin B5.
  • Natural pinkish tint and subtle flavor blend of cranberry and raspberry.
  • SPF 10 with protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Price & Quantity: Rs. 139 for 4.8g.


Ingredients:


Shelf Life: 30 months.

My Experience with NIVEA Vitamin Shake Lip Balm with SPF 10:


Packaging: The lip balm comes in a lovely baby pink twist up pen packaging. The packaging is sure very hygienic and useful, also very cute.



Texture & Smell: The texture of this lip balm is very creamy and glides on the lips very nicely. It is not too creamy to create lumps on the lips, it gives a smooth application. One or two swipes of this lip balm covers my lips.
The smell is quite nice as it has strawberry scent in it mostly.





Staying power: It moisturizes my lips instantly and keeps it smooth and moisturized for a long time even after the lip balm is gone by eating or any other reason. I do not need to reapply this lip balm every 4 or 5 hours as it cures chapped or dry lips after regular use. Sometimes, using it once a day or may be skipping a day has never harmed me.


My Take: I really loved the marbled look of this lip balm with red and white or baby pink shade. The best thing in this lip balm is, it is very much hydrating and thus apt for normal to dry lips. Since I have dry lips, I need high moisturizing and long lasting lip balm for my lips. This lip balm serves me well as it moisturizes my lips very well and also keeps my lips balanced in moisture for the longest period without reapplying. For cooler days when the moisture in the air is less, I may need to reapply every 5-6 hours when not eating. It sometimes survive eating session of mine, but not always. The smell is also quite good enough as it has fruity fragrance in it.
I have been using this lip balm for the past month and I like it. Overall, this is a decent lip balm for dry lips or for normal lips in winter days.

The Good Points:

  • Moisturizing.
  • Long lasting.
  • Fruity smell.
  • Cute packaging.
  • Affordable.
  • Easily available.
  • Trusted natural brand.
  • Apt for dry lips.
  • Hygienic packaging.
  • Has SPF10.
  • Slightly tinted.


The Not-so-Good Points:

  • There is none.






My Rating: 4.2/5.

My Recommendation: If you are suffering from dry lips condition or if you need a lip balm for winter which has high moisturizing quality, this lip balm is definitely for you. I loved it as it moisturizes my lips and keeps it smooth and soft for a long time and after using it regularly, my chapped lips are finally cured! I would recommend this to everyone!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Blog Sale 2014

Important Rules:



  1. Following blog sale is only available for Indian residents.
  2. Please comment here which product/s you are interested in buying and then send email at ayeayeshita@gmail.com to lock and confirm the purchase. (You must send email in order to confirm the purchase).
  3. Shipping charge is flat Rs. 100, free shipping on purchasing over Rs. 750. Free surprise gifts on purchase over Rs. 1000.
  4. The buyer/s can deposit or transfer (online) the amount and once I get confirmation of the deposition, I will ship the parcel as soon as possible. If you do bank deposit, please add extra Rs. 50 for service charge. 
  5. Tracking Ids will be provided and buyer/s can contact me anytime they want regarding any problem or queries, I won’t be irritated or annoyed.
  6. All the products are genuine and used carefully. The conditions (new or used) of the products are stated below along with the prices.
  7. After confirming the purchase, please do not back out or cancel, it creates unnecessary mess.
  8. This is a first come, first serve basis sale.
  9. No bargaining please! I am giving almost 50-60% off on each product.

Products Up For Sale

Lipsticks:

1. Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color- TEA BREAK (used once for review purpose).
2. Colorbar Soft Touch Lipstick- FELIN (used once for review purpose).
3. Coloressence Mesmerising Lip Color- MAGENTA JANTA (used 2-3 times).
4. Oriflame Power Shine Lipstick- BROWN SHEEN (Used 2-3 times).
5. Oriflame Power Shine Lipstick- SATIN MAUVE(used once for review purpose).
6. Maybelline Colorsensational Bold Matte Lipstick- MAT 4 (Used 2-3 times).










Blushes:


1. Colorbar Cheekillusion Blush- BRONZING GLAZE (Used 2 times). 
2. INGLOT Freedom System Blush 20 (Used 3-4 times).




Lip Balm:


1. The Body Shop Born Lippy- Lychee Shimmer (Used once for review purpose).



Eye Shadows:


1. Beauty UK Eyeshadow Palette- SOHO(Used 2-3 times).*SOLD*
2. Beauty UK Eyeshadow Palette- EARTH CHILD (Used 3-4 times).
3. Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Quad- GOLDEN LILAC (Used 2-3 times).







Eye Liner:

1. Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner- Turquoise Blue (Used once for review purpose).




Face Makeup:


1. NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation- TAWNY FAUVE (Used twice).
2. Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation- 02 (Used 2-3times)
3. MUA Pro-base Conceal & Brighten Kit- NATURAL MEDIUM ROSE (Used 2-3 times).
4. The Body Shop All-in-one BB Cream- 03(Used twice).
5. Lakme Absolute Moon Lit Highlighter(Used 3-4 times).
6. Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact- GOLDEN MEDIUM (Used 3-4 times).




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Skin Care:

1. The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso UV Protector(Used twice, 99% left). Expires in Jan, 2016.



Brushes:

1. Colorbar Chic Cheeks Contouring Brush (Used and washed).
2. Colorbar Picture Perfect Foundation Brush (Used and washed).
3. Oriflame Professional Foundation Brush(Used and Washed).








Mail me anytime to know about the expiration date and any other information. Please bear with me in this whole process. Thanks a lot & Happy Shopping Gals!

Friday, 15 August 2014

One Year Anniversary Giveaway Winners:

Happy Independence Day Everyone!!! We are free for the last 67 years and that fact needs celebration, so how about making four of you guys happy?


One month has gone by and now it is time to announce the winners of my Giveaway and I want to say thanks you so much all for participating and supporting my blog which has become a website just one month ago. I am very much grateful to all of you who has been a part of this special giveaway.

Unfortunately, a bit amount of the participants have missed some of the mandatory rules of this giveaway. I am sorry if you are not the winner, but please follow all the rules mentioned to be the winner/s next time. For now, yes, obviously, I have four winners and I am very glad to announce their names.

And the winners are......



Prize 1: Kirti Bansal.
Prize 2: Kavita Nayak.
Prize 3: Sangeeta Agarwal.
Prize 4: Farzeen Irani.

Winners, please mail me your address & contact details within 24 hours at : inbm.arshi@gmail.com.

The winners have been chosen with the highest points earned.
One more thing, please do not be sad or frustrated, I do hold giveaway/ contests every now and then and sure there will be another in a jiffy! So, stay connected and I love you all!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact Golden Medium Review & Swatches:

I hardly apply foundation as I feel my skin cannot breath under it. I feel more comfortable using compacts rather. Today, I am going to review Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact in Golden Brown shade.


Product Description: Look naturally fair and flawless for up to 16 hours with this dual long-wear compact with soft focus effect. Hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates your skin restoring its natural youth and glow. Vitamin B 3 makes you look visibly fairer. SPF 17 UVA/UVB.


Price & Quantity: Rs. 650 for 9g.


Shade: Golden Medium.


Usage Direction: Use it dry as a compact and wet as a foundation.


Shelf Life: 24 months.

My Experience with Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact Golden Medium:




Packaging: I would say, Lakme has done a commendable job creating this absolute range which is very chic and fashionable in appearance. It has a pouch also and the compact is quite handy. It has inbuilt mirror in it as well as a sponge applicator in it. The applicator has separate storage for it under the compact which is something very useful. The sponge is super soft and easy to apply both wet and dry way. Overall, the packaging is quite nice.



Texture: The powder is very soft and satiny to feel. It does look chalky if applied too much and creates ugly white cast. Using this compact as wet one is much better idea but then also it needs a right amount of time and hard work to blend well into the skin. So, honestly, I think there is something wrong with the texture which makes it hard to apply nicely and effortlessly. It also has a lovely glowing finish to it, which makes my skin look glowing or fair (as Lakme describes)! 




Shade: This shade is quite appropriate for MAC shade NC 40-42, I am right between these shades and it suits me well (if blended properly). Shade is named as 'Golden Medium', and which is correctly done as it has yellow or golden base with beige shade. Unfortunately, my skin is also yellow-based; and I was so stupid to buy this! I need to tone down my complexion with lightly pinkish or and brownish shade when it comes about foundation or compact. But then again, I don't remember Lakme Absolute has any shade in pinkish tone! Still, I do use it mostly as my compact; foundation becomes too much 'jaundice' for me!

Staying Power: Lakme claims that this product has 16 hrs of staying power, and I don't agree with that! It does stay well in cooler days when I am not sweating like piggies! But, the sweating or heat makes it worse as the product starts melting or shifting and I feel really uncomfortable. Touching up then only saves my reputation (if there is any!), although I am a big hater of touching-up, and when I do, I don't care if I am walking down the street or in a hospital waiting room or anywhere under the sun (like a boss!). So, I guess the staying power is not that bad after-all.

My Take: I quite like this product as it is affordable and serves accordingly only. It is a great compact and foundation too (if chosen right shade). It gives a glowing yet matte finish to the skin making it look like naturally glowing skin. This particular shade is very much suitable for Indian medium to wheatish skin tone or MAC NC 40-42.

The Good Points:
  1. Gives glow to the skin.
  2. Matte finish.
  3. Controls oil.
  4. Wet & dry combo.
  5. Inbuilt mirror and sponge applicator provided.
  6. Chic and fashionable packaging.
  7. Affordable price.
  8. Easily available online and in stores.
  9. Super smooth and soft texture.


The Not-so-Good Points:

  1. Hard to blend seamlessly.
  2. Staying power is not up to its claim.
  3. Does not survive sweating in hot days.



Rating: 4.2/5.

My Recommendation: I would definitely recommend this product to all of you as most Indians has NC 40-42 skin tone which is a perfect match for this. But, one suggestion, this can be a very good casual or daily compact, I would not recommend this for special occasions or photo shoots. Also, one need to start applying it in small amounts, as too much of this product can make you look chalky or create white cast. Otherwise, I have loved the natural glow finish and also quite preferable staying power (since its monsoon).

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