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Ali express makeup haul : Cheap and best

hello everybody

Today I am going to share with you all my experience with Ali express makeup and beauty products.Ali express is a popular Chinese website which deliver products world wide.This website always attract me to buy stuff from them and I have shopped quite a lot with them.I have purchased clothes and accessories for my lil one and makeup products for my self.The prices are always very low and they also sell great dupes for high end makeup like Huda beauty,Morphe,Stila and many more.They also have a huge variety of makeup brushes ,fake lashes and fake nails.Earlier Ali express use to sell duplicates of The Balm,Huda beauty products but now the website has changed a lot.The products available now look more like inspired not duplicate products.Ali express also some good brands like Beauty Glazed,Jess up brushes,Me-on etc.So lets see what I got and how I feel about them.

  1. Hengfang shimmer metal l liquid eyeshadow ( buy here ) – This is a liquid glitter eyeshadow .This product looks very similar to Stila Magnificent metals .These come in 5 different shades.I really like this. The shade which is a pinky brown color.The colour is stunning and the glitter particles are smooth and not gritty or chunky.It applies very easily and stays for a long period of time.I used this on my friend’s bridal makeup and it was looking gorgeous.It takes a minute to dry and then it is all set to rock.Highly recommended.img_20181107_1141214704035331033950208.jpgimg_20181107_114201.jpg
  2. GUSTALA 35 colors Eyeshadow palette ( buy here ) It looks exactly like Morphe 35 p palette.The colors are almost identical and these also come in 4 other variants.I love purple shadows so I was more drawn towards this one.I will say it was not packed properly so it came with two damaged pan but nevertheless it is a beautiful palette.I will review this palette soon.I have used it a few times and I will say it is worth the money.Some shadows are more pigmented than the others but all are blendable.img_20181107_114443.jpgIMG_20181107_114456
  3. YAS 4 pieces eye brush set ( Buy here ) It is set of four eyeshadow blending brushes.The brushes are very nice and soft.I am using these alot and they are performing really well.It has four different shapes of blending brushes for precise application and blend.It cost me around 100 rupess for 4 quality brushes.Highly recommend if you are not willing to throw your money on makeup brushes.img_20181107_113925.jpgimg_20181107_113903.jpg
  4. Empty magnetic Z palette – This is also a good product .The palette is good quality and appropriate for storing single shadows.It also come with magnetic stickers if the pan is not magnetic you can use the sticker and store.It comes in three different sizes.This one is showing out of stock right now.You can purchase any empty z palette from Ali express by reading customer reviews and ratings.img_20181107_114034.jpg
  5. Magnetic eyelashes ( Buy here )- Magnetic lashes application was a fail for me but this product is definately worth trying if you can apply magnetic lashes.It comes in a sturdy plastic box and the lashes are good quality.I cannot say about the magnets because I was not able to use these.It is an affordable option if you want to try magnetic lashes.img_20181107_113813.jpg
  6. 24 pieces French style acrylic nails ( Buy here) This is also very affordable and very good quality .It also comes with a glue and glue was fantastic.The glue was so hard to pull that it even scratches my natural nails.This is my first experience with fake nails so cannot comment on the glue provided with good brands .It is great for occasional purposes.The nails can be trimmed and filed to adjust length. 

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  7. Y&W&F eyeliner brush ( Buy here ) It has two ends one is felt tip brush and other is normal eyeliner brush. The brush body is wooden .The tip is not very fine but still works fine to create a thin line.I have this for a year now but it still looks good. I purchased it for 0.89 USD.img_20181107_114720.jpg
  8. Pair of 5 fake eye lashes ( Buy here) I purchased these for 1.28 dollars .The seller has increased the prices a bit still it is a steal for 5 pair of lashes.The lashes are not plastic looking,they look very light and natural.It is excellent for dramatic or bridal makeup looks.It can be used multiple times if taken gentle care.It is also a must buy if you are starting with fake eye lashes.img_20181107_113822.jpg

So,these are the products which I purchased from Ali express and I think they are worth a try.If you are a beginner and cannot throw money on expensive makeup do give these a try.

NOTE -Some items may be out of stock or prices have increased .If you want to know some tips to shop on Ali express read this article

Hope you enjoy it

Thank you

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reviews · skin care

My current Eye Care routine using Juicy chemistry

Hi everyone ,

Today I am going to talk about another skincare brand.We all love organic and pure skincare and juicy chemistry is among India’s emerging organic brand.I have also reviewed there products earlier and enjoyed using them. I was searching for affordable yet chemical free under eye products and decided to give these a try.These products are free from chemical and have no preservatives. Currently Juicy chemistry have three products under their eye Care range.I picked all of them.These products are :

1. Sweet Orange and Chamomile soothing eye mist – This is an eye mist and it is supposed to be sprayed on eyes directly or applied on a cotton pad and keep for 10 to 15 minutes.It is a wonderful blend for various hydrating ingredients . I find it very hydrating and an extra boost for my under eye skin.It is an extra step and I feel it can be used when you want to pamper your eyes a little bit more.I like to keep it for 10 min and it makes the delicate under eye area more awake and reduces puffiness.img_20181102_1423212966445011057533847.jpg

2. Prickly pear and Tamanu serum – This serum is to be used in the morning after toner.lt has a oil like consistency but it is very light weight and absorbs very quickly. It has a strong smell like all essential oils have but it does not stay for long time.It is meant for under eye wrinkles and fine lines.I have not noticed any major difference in my fine lines but it is packed with anti oxidants which are beneficial for our skin.img_20181102_1423461988179892837717439.jpg

3. Coffee and Green tea under eye cream. It is an eye cream and it is required to be used at night. It has the goodness of green tea which is an excellent anti oxidant and coffee infused almond oil .This cream is yellow in color and it has a liquid consistency.It comes in a jar which is not a good packaging for such a product .It is like a blend of oil and butter and melts in hot climate.You can refrigerate it to maintain the cream texture but it melts very easily.So be careful while opening it.I do not have major under eye circles so cannot comment on that but it is very good moisturiser for under eye.It has a strong smell like all JC products have. Only a small amount of product is needed to cover the eye area.img_20181102_152931_70419129902310408064.jpg

I am using these products for one month . I will say I wanted something extra for my under eye skin because I have the most fine lines under my eyes. I wanted to be extra cautious so that the situation does not get worse. I want to control it from an early age . I love these products .These are natural and chemical free and these are not gonna harm your under eye skin in any way. I cannot guarantee reduction in under eye circles . But I feel some difference in my fine lines but very minor .I am hoping that continuous use of these products will help my fine lines to fade or at least control new lines to form.

So I would like to say that we all must include something for our under eyes because the under eye skin is the most sensitive and need special care .JC is a good option if you want chemical,mineral oil and preservatives free product at reasonable prices.

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My current skincare routine for dry dehydrated skin using The Ordinary

Hey everyone;

Today I am going to talk about my current skincare routine using majorly The Ordinary products.I have heard so many great things about The Ordinary products so I thought I should also give it a try for my dry skin.I thought I need to do something for my skin as nothing was working because I was not following a particular skincare routine.The Ordinary have many products to cater different needs , it was very confusing to choose 2 or 3 products so I asked on their customer service email mentioning my skin concern s and they suggested me a routine using their products.So let’s talk about them one by one.

They suggested me only three products for a.m and p.m and one peeling mask to be used twice a week.

Cleanser – I use a mild SLS free face cleanser in the morning and at night.I have many so I keep changing different cleansers and all works fine.I think if you are following a routine regularly cleanser does not matter much but it has to be mild meant for dry skin and SLS free.I use Himalaya aloe and cucumber most of the time.

Toner– I am using Forest essential rose water toner and it is working good for my dry skin. I have done a complete review on my blog so please check that out.It is a decent toner.I use it a.m and p.m after cleanser.

Serum – I use Hyaluronic Acid 2 % +B5 after toner and massage until it get absorbs into the skin. My skin is loving it.I am following this routine for around one and half months now and yes all the dry patches are vanished. The skin looks plump and hydrated. I will do a detail review on it soon .This serum has to be applied both in the morning and night after toner.

Moisturizer– The team recommend me to use Natural moisturising factor + HA .It is a light weight non greasy moisturiser.I have used it alone (without Hyaluronic Acid) and it was effective and moisturised my skin very well. But it works great with Hyaluronic Acid.It is not very heavy or oily and get absorbs quickly. I am on my second tube already.

Aha 30 % bha 2% peeling solution This has to be applied twice a week at night after cleanser on a dry skin. I was most excited about this product. I have heard so many great things for this exfoliation mask.It is blood red in color. I was little afraid to use it in the beginning because I had never used acid on my skin and it has a little tickling sensation . However,I did a patch test before applying it on my face.It gives a little tinkling sensation but nothing to worry about.It is a peeling mask and sun protection is a must if you are using it.It make my skin very soft and clean.I gives skin a glow which stays for a day but it make pores clean and exfoliation has so many benefits.It is helpful in curing any bump or pimple . It is recommend to apply it for 10 minutes only.

So I will say if you have dry skin give this routine a try.The Ordinary products are very affordable and they work. Yes! they work.I am very glad with my skin these no more dry patches .Hello! smooth skin.But it is very necessary to stick to a routine if you are not following any skincare routine do it immediately.It will the best decision of your life.I am happy with the results and looking forward to see if this routine works fine in winter also.I will update my skincare routine for winter soon.

Hope you find it useful. Please leave any suggestions or queries.

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Forest essentials rose water facial toner review

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how are you all? I am really sorry for the lack of posts as I was engage in some other things in my life but I have various posts in my mind. I hope I am able to follow my plans.Anyways,today I present you  a product which is from a luxury ayurveda brand.This brand is praised by various people and it is very expensive .So I was in search of natural toner which is free from alcohol,parabens and mineral oil and this grabbed my attention.I really enjoyed my Lotus Herbals Rose tone but it has parabens so I decided to try some other product.This is a natural steam distilled rose water from Forest essentials.I am very excited to try any thing from this brand because I have heard so many good things about it.I have finished 70% of the bottle and I am ready with my thoughts.Lets begin.

Product Claims:

Our pure and active water-based toners are made from floral, fruit and herbal extracts essential to the Ayurvedic philosophy; to hydrate, tone and revive the skin.

The freshest flowers of the voluptuous Rose is steam distilled for its pure essential oils and the hydrating floral water residue is used for the intensely hydrating Facial Toner.

After steam distilling, precious Rose oil’s hydrating fragrant residue becomes the finest Rosewater.

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Price: Rs 350 for 50 ml

My thoughts about Forest Essential Rosewater facial toner

The toner comes in a dark blue plastic  bottle with a spray nozzle and transparent cap to cover the nozzle.The product looks luxurious and packaging is elegant.The spray even distribute the toner on the face with 3 to 4 sprays.I love spray toners they are very convenient to apply and when you need to refresh your face.The toner is transparent in color.The toner smells very pleasant not very strong or artificial.It smells like roses obviously .I do not have any issue with the smell of the toner .I think everyone will love the smell.But the negative thing about   the nozzle is that it stops working when the product was 30 percent left,it made me really sad.It made it very inconvenient to use  the product.

Rose water is said to reduce the pores,balance the ph level of the skin,anti aging and many other skin benefits.I think this toner helped to balance the ph level of my skin and moreover when I feel my face is looking  a bit dull and oily it instantly freshens it up.It shrinks my pores and provide a boost of moisture.I really enjoy using this product.I spray twice or thrice this on my face to freshen up my face.I am loving the effect of this on my skin.It is very important to include a toner in your skin care routine,I highly suggest everyone to include an alcohol free toner ,it really makes a difference.

Overall I really love this product.I am also planning to buy some other products from forest essential.It is doing great for my dry skin and I am happy to purchase it.I highly recommend it.It is on the costly side but there are various other affordable options available in the market.

I hope you enjoy the post

Thank you

 

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How to get Boxycharm in India ?All prices revealed

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This post is dedicated to my Indian fellow bloggers or Indian readers.Subscription boxes are fun and sometimes great value for money.I really like the idea of subscription box.So I decided to give try to USA’s most happening subscription box Boxycharm.To those who do not know what boxycharm is,it is a 21 dollar monthly subscription with 4 to 5 full size products from some great brands.It includes mainly makeup products ,tools and sometimes skincare.It is majorly a makeup box.Boxycharm does not offer Internationl shipping.DSC04742

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My Boxycharm collection( I have used some items)

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You can get Boxycharm from some insta sellers.Not all but some insta sellers take order for Boxycharm and they charge from 2600 to 3000 rs.It depends on them every seller has his/her own pricing.So it is very expensive if you purchase from them.Another way to get it is that you can take the service of  courier forwarding companies and get your box at your door step.I used this method to get my box.

I took the service from Ship Out From USA.These companies receive courier from the vendor who do not provide International shipping on their address and deals with all the customs and send your courier to your door step and in return charge some amount .

Initially,I was hesitant to use this because I do not have any idea about their charges and mode of operation .But there is no other way to get Boxycharm as they do not ship globally.I decided to give it a try and signed up on their website.After signing up I was given a US and Uk address .I have to fill in the given address on the vendor’s website at the time of order.

So ,signed up for Boxycharm on November 2017 but I was on waitlist.On December 2017 I got off the waitlist and ordered my first Boxycharm. I paid through my International Debit card.I do not have credit card.The payment was smooth and fuss free.

Shipping charges and customs

Ship out from USA charge on the basis of the weight of the courier.Normally Boxycharm boxes are less than 1 lb .They  charge Rs 756 and additional 240 rupees as custom charges.So I have to pay under Rs 1000 every time to get boxycharm in India .Once the courier reach their USA warehouse.They send an email stating the amount to be paid.We have to make payment on their website and after all the payments are clear ,the courier is delivered at your local address.The custom charges have to be deposited via NEFT on the bank details given.So,you have to transfer custom charges to their bank account and  other charges on their website.

So in a nutshell,Boxycharm costs me around 2300 rupees (1300 for the box and 1000 shipping charges) when I used Ship out from USA .It took around 20 days to deliver the box to my mail after it reaches  USA address.The whole process takes around one month from the date of order.

I think Boxycharm is worth the price because you get over 100 dollars products from some great brands.If you want to try brands like tarte,ofra.becca,colourpop,dr brandt,pretty vulgar,PUR cosmetics etc it is an amazing way to get them.It is also a nice way to collect makeup if you love to try new products and brands.I know it is not affordable for students and girls with limited pocket money.But I thought of sharing my experience for people who want to try this box and can pay.

I hope like this article and if you have any queries please comment.I would love to solve

Thank you so much for reading.

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Colourpop Lippie Stix Brink and Cami : Review & Swatches

Hi peeps,

I am back again with a Colourpop review and this time we will discuss about their lippie stixs. Colourpop was running a BOGO offer on their lippie stixs so I have to avail the offer.BOGO offers are amazing .I never miss them and Colourpop keep bringing these tempting deals now and then.Brink was in my wishlist for so long so I ordered Brink and Cami. Read on to know more.

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Price : I got it for Rs 300 each plus shipping.

Product Claims :

Lippie Stix Formula contains Vitamin E, Mango, Avocado, and Shea butter for added comfort and moisture. None of our Lippie formulas contain any nasty ingredients like Parabens or Sulfates.

Matte Full-coverage lipstick that is super long-wearing, ultra comfortable, and loaded with pigment

Matte X Full-coverage, SUPER matte lipstick (think liquid lip status) with a very unique, lightweight, and velvety feel.

 

My thoughts about Colourpop lippie stix 

Packaging : It comes in a white coloured retractable packaging.It has a white cap  and shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the lippie stix.I found lippie stix smaller than Ultra matte and satin lipsticks.The packaging is nice,light weight and travel friendly.

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Cami
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Brink

Shades :Brink is a rosey terracota shade. .It will suit all skin tones.It is a matte finish

     

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Brink( top) Cami (Bottom)

       Cami is Matte X finish and it is a cool toned mauve color.It will also suit all skins.

Both the colours are suitable for everyday and office wear.

Formula and staying power : The formula is velvet matte and light weight on lips.These are not as drying as ultra matte and it can cover dry patches but it is always a good idea to moisturise the lips.It is very pigmented and single swipe is enough to cover lip completely.However,they are not transfer proof.It is best for those who are not habitual of wearing liquid lipsticks but love the finish.It give same finish but with comfort and hydration.It stays for 4 to 5 hours and can survive light snacking.It fades evenly and it easy to reapply it.It is easy to remove these.

Overall,I really like the finish and the formula of the lippie stix.The price is also reasonable and the colours are amazing.The only drawback I found is the staying power and the fact that they cannot survive light meals.  I totally recommend these cuties.

Hope you enjoy the post.Lemme know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you,

XOXO

Makeup · reviews

Kylie Cosmetics Lip kit : Pumpkin Review & Swatches

hey everyone,

Today I am going to talk about the much hyped product in the beauty space.These are Kylie Cosmetics lip kit.This is a very popular product from Kylie Cosmetics.I always wanted to try her formula so I decided to purchase it during an offer .If you are living in India I will recommend to grab them during an offer or sale so that you can save some bucks.

Price : 29 USD .I got it for 1300 plus shipping during an offer

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Product Claims :

Each Lip Kit contains: 

  • 1 Matte Liquid Lipstick (0.11 fl oz./oz. liq / 3.25 g)
  • 1 Pencil Lip Liner (net wt./ poids net  .03 oz/ 1.0g)

The #KylieCosmetics Lip Kit is your secret weapon to create the perfect ‘Kylie Lip.’ Each Lip Kit comes with a Matte Liquid Lipstick and matching Lip Liner.

Lip Liner
This ultra-long wearing Lip Liner has a creamy texture that glides across the lips for a very easy and comfortable application. The Lip Liner sharpens easily in most standard sized sharpeners – just make sure your sharpener is not dull!

Matte Liquid Lipstick
The Matte Liquid Lipstick has high intensity pigment for an instant bold matte lip. The extremely long wearing lipstick contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel that does not dry out your lips.

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Packaging : It comes in a cardboard packaging with the picture of a lip and lip colour dripping.The name  of the shade is written at the bottom .It makes it easier to spot when you have multiple in your collection.The actual product comes in a transparent bottle with  amazing design and a black cap.The liner is a matte black pencil which is sharpenable and the cap of the lip liner is glossy.No sharpener is provided with the pencil but is easy to sharp it with any normal liner sharpener.DSC04697DSC04696

Shade – Pumpkin is a dirty orange color. It looks great on all skin tones and especially on wheatish Indian skin tone it is looks pretty.The lip liner matches exactly to the liquid lipstick.DSC04698

Texture,pigmentation and Staying power – The liquid lipstick is a medium consistency which spreads easily and not drying .It has a pleasant smell which stays for half n hour or so.I love the smell and love the fact that it stays for some time.It is very pigmented and one swipe is enough for even coverage.The lip liner is also very creamy and smooth.It does not tug or pull on the lips.If you want you can use liner alone ,it can be used as a lipstick.The liner requires frequent sharpening as it is very creamy.I have to sharp it after two or three uses.The staying power is very nice when both the products are applied it stays on for 8 hours on my lips with light snacking.Like all other liquid lipsticks it  disappeared form centre from oily foods.

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Lip swatch

PROS

  • Good color payoff
  • Not drying
  • Pleasant smell
  • Attractive packaging
  • Long staying power

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Not available in India

Rating- 5/5

Overall,it is  great product.The idea of lip liner and liquid lipstick together makes it a complete product.I will definitely purchase more shades when offer comes again.It is not available in India but you can get from insta seller which makes the product a little expensive in India.I think Kylie did a good job which makes the product worth the hype.

 

Thank you for reading

Take care

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