Thursday, August 18, 2016

VLCC Skin Hydrating Sun Screen Cream - SPF 15 PA+ Review

Hi everyone,
VLCC products need no introduction on  my blog as I have tried and reviewed so many of them for you all here. Some of them have worked really well for me while some may have not suited my skin type but overall they are decent and work well for the price. Since the monsoons have started we have been home bound but now that the sky is become clear we have started venturing out. Since I work from home only I liked how the VLCC Skin Hydrating Sun Screen Cream - SPF 15 PA+ worked for my oily to combination skin.. Read on to know more about this product....



Price: Rs.200/-  for 100g Available online with discount on Flipkart 

Ingredients:
Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Monostearate, Cetearyl Alcohol/ Ceteareth-20, Stearic Acid, Octyl Hydroxy Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Aloe barbedensis Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Olive Oil, Trehalose, Vitamin E, Octocrylene, Vitamin A, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate-80, Allantoin, Avobenzone, Benzophenone-3, Gellan Gum, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Seed Extract, Mentha piperita (Mint) Leaf Extract, BHT, Mesua ferrea (Nagkesar) Extract, Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon) Extract, Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Extract, S o d i u m A c r y l a t e s / b e h e n e t h -2 5 M e t h a c r y l a t e Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Lauryl Glucoside, Parfum, 2-Phenoxy Ethanol, Triethylene Glycol Disodium EDTA.




Product Description:
Aloe vera is one of the widely used ingredient in cosmetics because of its effective healing properties. It rejuvenates and hydrates the skin and keep it healthy. It also has antimicrobial properties making it ideal to deal with problems related to Oily skin. VLCC Skin Hydrating Sun Screen Cream with SPF 15 and PA+ is a unique combination of Aloe Vera and other natural ingredients that not only protects the skin from harmful UVA & UVB sun rays, but also nourishes it from deep within. So go ahead, enjoy the Sun!
This Sun Screen is Paraben Free. Suitable for all skin types.

How to use:
Apply liberally on the face and neck, 15-20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply frequently for long duration sun exposure.

Packaging:
The sunscreen comes in a yellow, white and orange opaque tube. All the information is printed at the back of the tube. It has a flip cap and is travel friendly.



If you have good knowledge of skin care you would know how important it is to use sunscreen on a daily basis even when you are at home.Yes you heard that right!! The sun rays are harmful to our skin so is the light which our phones, computer screens and lights emit and hence it is advisable to wear sunscreen also because even if the weather is cloudy it does emit UVA and UVB rays.




Coming to the product the sunscreen is white in color and not too matte neither creamy in texture. I love the smell and it does not bother the nose on application.If you have extremely oily skin this may or may not work for you in my opinion.Apart from that it should work for everyone. It gives me enough protection as currently I am at home but if I have a mobile life the SPF 15 PA+ might not be enough for me. It is paraben free which I like and my skin being oily it stayed put for 4 hours after which I have had to use a tissue/blotting paper or powder my face. The ingredients are natural and also the product is inexpensive. I would recommend this product based on my experience.

The Good:
Easily available
Inexpensive
Hydrates the skin
Light weight formula
Smells nice
Paraben free
Has SPF 15 PA+ protection
Contains goodness of aloe vera
Travel friendly packaging

The not so Good:
SPF 15 may or may not work for you(I am ok with it)
May or may not work for oily skin women

Rating: 4.2/5

VLCC Skin Hydrating Sun Screen Cream - SPF 15 PA+ worked well for my oily to combination skin. It hydrated and moisturized my skin giving sun protection as well. If you work indoors this sunscreen will work for you. I do recommend this product.

I hope this post was informative and useful to everyone. Have you  tried VLCC Skin Hydrating Sun Screen Cream - SPF 15 PA+  before?? Do let me know in the comments section.

Until next time.. Take care xoxo




P.S: PR Sample**Unbiased review





Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Organistick Lipsticks Price, Review & Swatches in India

Hello everyone,
Hope you all had a great weekend. We had an extended one because of Independence Day on Monday. I did not blog and took a break to relax.So anyways I had to post today about these lipsticks which I have been trying since quite sometime. Today I shall be reviewing the Organistick Lipsticks which is a brand I have been aware of and is fairly new in India.Organic, natural, chemical free is what people look for right now. While organic skin care has seen a number of brands and we have plenty of options to choose from I cannot say the same about make up, we still have a long way to go.I was curious to know more about this brand and their lipsticks. So I have tried 5 of them and today I shall tell you more about them and my experience trying them on.. Stay tuned to know more.....

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Price: Rs.149/- for 4g product. Available online HERE and HERE

Ingredients:

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches

About the product/claims:

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Packaging:
All lipstick come individually wrapped in a black cardboard box with the brand name stamped on it and a sticker at the bottom which mentions the color of the lipstick. Unfortunately I could not find the names which I would have preferred but strangely I see them promoting with names. The lipstick looks pretty in a transparent type of packaging with floral designs on it. The interior of the lipstick is silver.There is an opening at the top which helps you identify the shade and makes life easy. The cap click locks and is good for travelling. These lipsticks have a tendency to melt as they are organic, it is best to store them in a refrigerator. Also 3 out of 5 lipsticks have did get knicked from the sides due to twisting them up and down due to application. Hence once needs to be careful with these as they may tend to break off.

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches


I will be telling you about the 5 shades I have and they are as follows:
Shade 10: This is a bright fuschia color with blue undertones. It is my favourite as it instantly brightens my face.

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches - Shade 10


Shade 11: This is a maroonish oxblood type of color which is very well pigmented.This will work best for any skin tone.

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches - Shade 11

Shade 12: It is a brown shade of lipstick which is not too dark or light. It looks good on my skin tone. However brown lisptick is a personal choice for some.

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches - Shade 12

Shade 19: It is a baby blue based pink which will suit fair to medium skin tones.

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches - Shade 19

Shade 30: My second favourite lippie among these 5. It is a bright blue based red which will instantly make you look glam and brightens your face. This will again suit everyone in my opinion.

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches - Shade 30

Organistick Lipsticks Review & Swatches
L- R - Shade no 10,11,12,19 & 30

These lipsticks are of a creamy formula. Some have a tiny amount of shimmer but nothing that would bother you. They have a light scent which reminds me of Kokum and does not give you headache. These lipsticks glide very smoothly on the lips but are very creamy hence I would suggest using a lip liner so that it does not move outside the lips. I personally blot it with a tissue so that it looks matte. The staying power is 4 hours and will disappear post meals. It may leave a fade tint in case of darker shades which is ok in my opinion.The pigmentation is amazing and gives an opaque coverage in 2 swipes. This lipstick is 100% safe to use, even for children, if your daughter likes lipstick and insists of wearing you can try this on her as well.

So I would say that for 149 bucks they are good. I wish they improve the formula a bit as it tends to easily melt but then I know for a fact that they do not use any preservatives and in such cases lip balms and lipsticks tend to be more fragile and melt away easily. I recommend you try one in the shade you like as they are decent and you do not have to worry about the ingredients as it is 100% safe to use.

MLWM Rating: 4/5 

Organistick Lipsticks are India's first and one of its kind preservative and chemical free organic lipsticks which are easy on the pocket and come in a variety of shades. I do recommend them for women of every age as it is not only inexpensive but also 100% safe to use.

I hope this post was helpful for all of you. Have you tried Organistick Lipsticks before?? Do let me know in the comments section.

Until next time... Take care xoxo





P.S: This is not a sponsored post. Honest review*










Friday, August 12, 2016

Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner by Bornpretty store Review & Swatches!

Hi everyone,
Today I shall be reviewing a set of gel eye liner called Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner. I have seen many reviews about these eyeliners on Youtube and most of the reviewers had amazing things to say about it. So when I spotted it on Bornprettystore I had to get it.It is also easily available on our Indian websites. So I have tried both the shades in Black and Brown which are essentially the 2 colors I would prefer any day. If you wish to know more about these eye liners keep on reading....

Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Brown & Black Review & Swatches

Price:  Between Rs.150/- to Rs.200/- Available online HERE
Available on Bornpretty stores website (bornprettystore.com) for those who live abroad. You can avail a 10% discount using my code HATT10 on your final order. Shipping is Free Worldwide.

Ingredients:
Dimethicone,Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, BHA, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Iron oxides and Colorants.

Product Description:
Ultra-smooth fluid line's gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner
It can keep a long day, with no stains or creasing
High quality waterproof Gel Eyeliner
Easy to use, has the ability to design and be creative, suit different make-up style

Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Brown & Black Review & Swatches

Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Brown & Black Review & Swatches

Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Brown & Black Review & Swatches
Packaging:
Both the gel eyeliners come enclosed in a cardboard box. They came in 2 variants Black and Brown. Ingredients and about the product is printed on the box itself. You get 2 brushes one angular and the other is a flat normal liner brush which I find more easy to use.

Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Brown & Black Review & Swatches

Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Brown & Black Review & Swatches

The formula for both of these is amazing and each pot contains 3g of product. They may last you a year even if used regularly. The formula is creamy and applies well. You would need to wait for sometime for it set. Once it sets it will stay put for almost the whole day. I have oily and folded eyelids hence I powder them before I apply the eyeliner. 

Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Brown & Black Review & Swatches

Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Brown & Black Review & Swatches

Music Flower Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Brown & Black Review & Swatches

The Black one is dark and amazing while the brown is a dark chocolate hue. The black will work for most women but the brown will show up depending on the pigmentation of the eyelids. I would suggest using concealer and powder to neuralize the area before application. Due to the ingredients list I would not suggest using it on the waterline but as an eyeliner I love it a lot and have been using it frequently. Go get one for yourself if you have not tried it.

The Good:
Inexpensive
Easily available
Comes in 2 variants
Good pigmentation
Glides smoothly on the eyelids
Best used as an eyeliner
Waterproof & Long lasting
Does not crack or peel off
Can be used by women of all ages
Comes with 2 small brushes
Good for using as a base for smokey eyes

The not so Good:
Parabens in the product
Not ideal to be used on waterline

Rating: 4.5/5

Music Flower Long Wear  Gel Eyeliner in Black and Brown  have really impressed me because of their inexpensiveness and staying power. Looking for a budget free eyeliner as a college student or even otherwise, this is the one you must try.I do recommend it ☺☺

I hope this review was informative and helpful to all those reading. Have you tried the Long Wear Gel Eyeliner before?? Do let me know...

Until next time.. Take care & Happy Weekend !!







Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lass Naturals Mint & Cucumber Face Refreshner & Toner Review

Hi everyone,
Today I shall be reviewing a face mist/toner from Lass Naturals whose products I have reviewed previously on my blog.In the last 2 years I have seen a host of brands making face mists which promise to hydrate, tone and cleanse the face and is also perfect for travel on the go because our face tends to get oily/greasy due to pollution and humidity. I was trying the Lass Naturals Mint & Cucumber Face Refreshner & Toner since a month and I am here to tell you how it fared for me... Read my review to know more...

Lass Naturals Mint & Cucumber Face Refreshner & Toner Review
Price: Rs.195/- for  100ml. Available online HERE

Ingredients:
Rose Water (Rosa Damascena), Cucumber Water (Cucumis Sativus), Mint Water (Mentha piperita), Green Tea Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis), Holy Basil (Herba Basilicum), Panthenol, Glycolic Acid [Fruit Derived], Natural Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Wheat Germ Ext. (Triticum Vulgare), Potassium Sorbate.

Lass Naturals Mint & Cucumber Face Refreshner & Toner Review

Product Description:
Lass Mint & Cucumber Face Freshener is a great way to instantly freshen up the face, removing dirt & cleaning pores. This tones the skin, controls excess oil and tightens pores.Avoid contact with eyes. 

How to use:
Close your eyes, spray onto the face and allow the freshness to absorb into your skin and wipe with cotton cloth if required.Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.

Lass Naturals Mint & Cucumber Face Refreshner & Toner Review

Packaging:
The toner comes in a transparent spritz bottle with a good cap and a sticker stuck on which mentions the ingredients and other information as well. It is safe and travel friendly and a must have in your handbag if you work outside home for a living.

Lass Naturals Mint & Cucumber Face Refreshner & Toner Review

The toner is minty green in color. The aroma is definitely of mint and cucumber and very refreshing. The spritz bottle makes life easier for me as it is handy and ready to use anytime and anywhere. I often use it to kill my sleep in the afternoon.. Lol The correct way to use for my oily skin is to spray wait for it to settle and then wipe it off using a cotton. By doing so it cleanses my skin and pores of any dirt and grime. It contains glycerine and hence it is best to wipe it off as it can get oily.You can also use it as a setting spray post your make up as the glycerin will lock in the make up for a longer time. When I use it I instantly feel refreshed and I can literally feel the coolness of the mint and cucumber. Unlike some other facial mist I found this refreshing and works best for my skin. In my opinion it will suit all skin types.

The Good:
Easily available online
Inexpensive
100% natural ingredients
Contains mint and cucumber
Has cooling properties
Cleanses the skin of dirt and oil from pores
Ideal to referesh skin anytime & anywhere
Travel friendly packaging (Spritz bottle)

The not so Good:
Can't think of any 

Rating: 4.9/5

Lass Naturals Mint & Cucumber Face Refreshner & Toner is a must have for everyone. It not only refreshed and hydrated but also helps to clean the face of dirt. I highly recommend :)

Have you heard of this product or tried anything from Lass Naturals before. Let me know in the comments section.

Until next time.. Take care xoxo





P.S: PR Sample**

Monday, August 8, 2016

ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Hi everyone,
I felt sick again over the weekend and developed a stomach infection. What I know over the years that outside food does not agree with my tummy and hence I better be careful in future. I am also supposed to avoid breads and biscuits as they increase the Pita (check Google for more info on this)in my body. So I am on medication and light food currently.


ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks Review & Swatches 

Coming to today's review I shall be sharing 2 lipsticks I got from The Beauty Shop in Mumbai which is quite a popular place out here to buy make up of local as well as international brands. In recent times brands like Incolor, Arezia,Miss Claire, Romantic Beauty and Kiss Beauty have been selling like hot cakes in Mumbai and rest of India. Today I shall be reviewing the ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks in 2 shades - Magenta (07) and Colorful Lilac (02). Read on to know my thoughts on the same.


ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks Review & Swatches 

Ingredients: nothing mentioned

Price: Rs.150/- for 4g product. The price may vary from place to place. You can check them out on Ebay HERE or from an Instagram store fashion_waves ( No I am not promoting them or affiliated to them FYI)

Packaging: 
It comes in a nice pink glossy cap and the body inside is silver with the brand name printed inside. The cap click locks and is travel friendly. The lipstick comes sealed and mentions the manufacturing and expiry date. Well talking about ingredients no mention at all. These lipsticks are named and with a no which you will find at the bottom of the lipstick, with a swatch of how the lipstick color looks like which is so cool. These lipsticks remind me of the Cover girl lipstick packaging wise.

Magenta (07)
The shade is best described as a bright bubble gum pink. This shade will suit fair to medium skin tones


ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks Review & Swatches 

ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks Review & Swatches 

Colorful Lilac (02)
Again a pink color but a deep pink and will look good on most skin tones


ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks Review & Swatches 

ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks Review & Swatches 

ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks Review & Swatches
Left - 02 Colorful Lilac, Right - 07 Magenta

Both the lipsticks go on smooth and settle to a semi matte finish.Since they are matte some may find it drying on the lips but I did not really, in fact I like stark matte lipsticks.If you have dry lips please exfoliate and use a lip balm before using these lipsticks. The shades are amazingly pigmented and stay on almost all day without meals and with meals may fade a bit leaving a tint on the lips. The smell is a bit medicinal but bearable. They have a small amount of silver shimmer not chunky but they never bother the lips. They have many shades to choose from and I am eyeing the Nude one currently. If you are wary of the ingredients list and do not like matte lipsticks these ones are not for you but considering the current matte lipstick trend you can try one for fun. I do recommend.

My rating: 4/5

ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks have decent pigmentation, are long lasting and matte. They have many colors and with this price you must grab one if you are the experimental types like me.

I hope this review was informative and useful to all you. Have you tried the ME - ON Rich Mat Lipsticks before do let me know in the comments section. 

Until next time.. Take care xoxo

Friday, August 5, 2016

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl Review & Swatches

Hello everyone,
Do you remember I reviewed the VLCC Enchanting Eyes Kajal in Black a few days ago and was highly impressed by it. VLCC has also launched a Blue and Green Kohl which I am going to review today. I am fond of black and brown kajals and use them often but I also like colored kohls/eyeliner as they give a pop of color to the lids. I have been testing out these kajals for a while and I am going to tell you my experience of using the VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl .Read on to know more....

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl Review


Price: Rs.245/- for 0.3g. Available across beauty stores, VLCC outlets.

Key Ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxy silicate (and) Polypropyl silsesquioxane, CI 42090:2, Caprylyl Methicone, Bees Wax,Euphorbia Cerifera,C20-40 Alcohols, PVP/Eicosene Copolymer,Mica (and) CI 77891,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, CI 77891 Copernicia cerifera, Ozokerite Wax, Butylated Hydroxytoluene


VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl Review

Product Description
Nothing speaks to the world more than your eyes. Whether simply lining the eyes with a neat, clean stroke or experimenting with dramatic winged lines, Kajal is a must-have for women’s makeup. With VLCC Enchanting EyesTM BLUE KOHL/GREEN KOHL you can achieve many intense looks that accentuate the beauty of your eyes. A stunning blue shade to brighten up your looks and make  the lasting impression from office to evening outs. So go ahead and woo the world.

Packaging:
The kajals come sealed in an attractive eye catching packaging. It mentions the name of the kohl on the front. The back mentions different looks you can create with the kajal and also the ingredients and other information. The kajal is a twist up version, the body is black and there is a colorful tape stuck on the top which mentions the color scheme.

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl Review

Green Kohl:
It is a beautiful forest green color and will look good on most skin tones.

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Green Review

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Green Kohl Review

Blue Kohl:
It is a mix of turquoise and I would say it is a sea blue color.

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue  Kohl Review

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue Kohl Review

Both the kajals have a metallic kind of finish but looks really decent on the eyes. You can use it over a black kohl or by itself as a liner and yes as a kajal. I have used it on my waterline and upper lash line as a eye liner. I have folded lids and it did not transfer which is a big thumbs up from my end.The pigmentation is amazing and one to two strokes give an intense color pay off. 


VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl Review

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl Review

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl Review

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl Review

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl Review

The twist up packaging is kind of flimsy in my opinion and the formula being soft the tip may easily break off so one needs to be careful about the same. The kajal has good staying power but I would not say they are completely smudge free which is with any kajal. As long as you don't try to rub your eyes they will stay put or you can even use an eyeshadow to lock the color even more. Overall I love the colors and have been using them lately. I never had any problems with the kajal as it has been dermatologically tested and safe to use by anyone.

The Good:
Inexpensive
Easily available
Good pigmentation
Gives a rich color pay off
Metallic yet very wearable
Long lasting
Dermatologically tested
Safe to use
Travel friendly

The not so Good:
Tip is easily breakable
Packaging can be improved - bit flimsy

Rating: 4.2/5

VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl are 2 wonderful shades of kohl which can be used as an eyeliner and even kajal without worrying about it. I do recommend these to everyone.

I hope this post was useful and informative to all those reading. Have you tried the VLCC Enchanting Eyes Blue and Green Kohl  before??? do let me know ☺

Until next time.. Take care xoxo





P.S: PR Sample** Unbiased Review