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In the Balm of Your Hands Greatest Hits Palette Vol 2 :Review and Swatches

Hello beautiful people,

Today I am going to review a face palette from the brand The Balm Cosmetics.I always wanted to try some products from The Balm since it is an expensive brand in India I never got an opportunity to try them.Mary lou manizer and bahama mama bronzer are cult favourites among beauty lovers and were in my wish list for a long time.Recently the balm was having 50% off sitewide so I thought it is the best time to grab some stuff.This  palette grabbed my attention .It has all the best seller face makeup products from the brand.I loved the idea so much that I immediately ordered one from an instagram seller.

DSC04059DSC04060Product Details:

Introducing In theBalm of Your Hand Vol. 2, the second edition of our coveted all-in-one face palette. This all-inclusive must-have features 4 blendable eyeshadows, 3 flattering blush colors, a matte bronzer and champagne-hued highlighter. Limitless looks await with everything you need “In theBalm of Your Hand”!DSC04061

Price : 32 dollars  .I paid Rs 1600 + 100 shipping to an insta store.

My Thoughts about In the Balm of your hands Greatest Hits Vol 2 Palette

Packaging – It comes in a sturdy white cardboard packaging with a collage picture of all the balm face products in their original packaging.The outer cover is also same as the original palette.At the back of the palette the details and names of the products are mentioned.It has clear  big mirror which is a bonus.Overall I found the packaging very unique and travel friendly.

Pigmentation and Texture – All the shades are very pigmented.A little goes a long way with all the products.The blushes are smooth and buttery .They blend beautifully into the skin.Blushes from The balm are very popular because of their amazing quality and blendablity. I did not find them chalky or patchy.Even the darker colours performed very well.They are not too powdery so there is very less kickback.

Shades : It has all the mini sizes from different balm eyesadows,blushes and bronzer.It has:

matte reed “from the balm meet matt(e) trimony palette – It is dark matte brown.Very pigmented and smooth.

“firm” from nude tude palette – It is  a shimmery  dusty bronze colour.A beautiful all over the lid colour.


“matte russo”from meet matt(e) adore palette – Light browny rose pink colour and its matte.

alice copper” from the balm Rockstar palette –  A shimmery burgundy shade


matte reed,firm,alice copper and matte russo L to R

 Mary lou manizer – A champagne coloured highlighter can be used as an eye shadow. No need to praise this we all know.

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Bahama mama bronzer – A cool toned matte bronzer another “star” from the brand.DSC04052

Mary lou manizer (L) Bahama mama bronzer (R)

 Down boy – It is  baby pink coloured matte blush.It can be used as an eye shadow alsoDSC04056

Frat boy – It is peachy pink matte blush again can be used as an eye shadow alsoDSC04055

 “Houndstooth” from the Instain blush range – It is a plummy mauve satin blush.DSC04054

Down boy,frat boy and Houndstooth (L to R)

Staying power: All the products have good staying power.These stay for around 6 to 8 hours.They does not crease on my eyelids..

Overall,I think it a great idea to have different mini products in one palette.It is so convenient while travelling.It is great palette if you want to try different products from the balm .I  purchased it during the sale which is a total steal for me.I am very happy that I grabbed this palette.One thing I want to mention is that this palette is not available on Nykaa yet so if you want to try you have to get it through instagram sellers.I totally recommend this palette.

I hope you found it useful.

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Tarte limited edition Overexposed Highlighter Set : Review & swatches

Hey everyone .

So,  recently Tarte was celebrating their birthday week and they offered free International shipping  for 24 hours. We get Tarte products just for double price in India so offers like these are my dreams,I never miss them.I was eyeing on their bronzer and highlighter duo travel kit but it was out of stock so I picked this one.It is  travel size set of their best seller amazonian clay highlighter in exposed and tartiest pro glow in shade exposed.I am in love with the mini sizes these days.They does not burn a hole in pocket and we get chance to try best selling expensive products.They look cute as well.So lets get into the review now.DSC04001DSC04003DSC04004

Price – I paid 1100 INR for the duo. 14 USD

Product details –

A pretty pairing of a deluxe powder & liquid highlighter for a universally radiant nude glow.WHAT IT DOES
Allows you to customize your strobe from a subtle sheen to a high-wattage gleam. Whether you apply this travel set‘s best-selling Amazonian clay 12-hour highlighter & tarteist™ PRO glow liquid highlighter formulas separately or layer them together, your complexion will look healthy, hydrated & more luminous than holiday lights.Limited-edition set includes:

  • deluxe Amazonian clay 12-hour highlighter in exposed (nude)
  • travel-size tarteist™ PRO glow

My Thoughts about Tarte Amazonian Clay highlighter Exposed

Tarte amazonian clay blushes need no introduction everyone raves about it.Tarte amazonian clay highlighter comes in same packaging as the blushes.The travel size is also exactly same but it has no mirror.The packaging is nice and sturdy.The highlighter is very cream and smooth.It is not powdery at all.It has zero kick back which I love.The pigmentation is amazing .The shade exposed is  a  stunning champagne coloured highlighter.It looks very similar to my skin tone.The best part about this highlighter is that you can layer it for extra “glow” or sheer it down for natural “within glow”.The formula blends easily into the skin and it does not accentuate fine line an texture on the skin.It stays for 8 hours on my skin which is incredible.The only downside about this product is that it has  micro glitters ,glitters can be seen from very close but nothing too chunky .If you are afraid of glitters don’t buy it.


My thoughts about Tartiest Pro Glow Exposed

It comes in a squeeze plastic tube with a golden cap.The cream highlighter is same colour as the powder highlighter.It is champagne coloured cream highlighter.Only very little amount is required for perfect highlighting.It sets very quickly so needs to be blended quickly.It is best blended with fingers,the warmth of finger blends the highlighter into the skin.It has no glitter chunks,it has very pretty sheen to it which is pretty.It can be mixed with foundation however I have not mixed it with foundation yet.I will update if I used it with foundation.It stays for 6 to 8 hours.But the staying power can be increased by topping it with the powder highlighter.The combination of both products can definitely increase the staying power.



Overall,I am happy with the product and very excited about it.The set is amazing value for money.If you love natural looking highlights you can go for this.The pigmentation is incredible and staying power is decent.I love this set.


Ratings 4.5/5

P.S – I did not paid any customs for this.

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What’s in my November 2017 Fab Bag

Hey everyone,

I got my November Fab bag some days ago but was not able to share with you guys.This month’s Fab bag is themed “The Hit List “.It comes in a beautiful holographic bag .The bag is very pretty and always good quality.This months’ bag has one full size product and 4 decent size samples.So lets see what I received in my November Fab bag.


  1. Bell Voste Ulti-Matte Chubby stick (Rose Crush 01) – I got a mail to choose the shade of the chubby stick.There were 6 or 7 shades .I choose this one which was described as nude but it is a pinkish mauve.It is a pretty everyday colour.It will suit all skintones.DSC04023dsc04022.jpgDSC04024 
  2. Aroma Treasures Aloe vera gel (30 grams)- This is the first time I got something from the brand.It contains essential oils of lavender,vetiver etc.I love aloe vera gels looking forward to use it.DSC04020

3.Kronokare Bash the Gloss moisturising face cream (15 grams)-This is free from sulphates,mineral oil,parabens etc.As the name suggest bash the gloss I think it is for oily skins.I have dry skin so I donno whether I will use it or not.dsc04021.jpg

  1. Fadlor Naturlich Exotic Herbal infusions shampoo  (30 grams) I dont know about the brand,no idea about the product.It says it is a blend of exotic herbs.Lets see how it performs.DSC04019
  2. Nature’s Co Mandarin sugar body scrub (50 grams)- Nature’s co products are amazing.I love this brand and this scrub looks very tempting,it has various beneficial ingredients.DSC04029

So,these are the things which I receive in my November fab bag.I think the bag was average this month.The samples given are decent sizes but except Krnokare and Nature’s co no other brands excites me much.I will say if you want you can skip this month’s box,it is not exceptionally good .

Overall value of this months box is between 1400 to 1500.

Thank you so much for joining me


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Jeffree Star liquid velour lipstick Gemini : Review & swatches

Hey everyone,

Today I am going to review Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Gemini.I got the mini version from the nudes bundle.For those who do not know Jeffree recently launched mini nude bundle.In which there are mini version of all his nude velour lipstick.Some insta stores are selling the singles from the bundle so I also grab one.I wanted Andgrogny but it was sold out so I went for Gemini.A full size Jeffree Star velour lipstick is for 18 dollars (Rs 1800 in India).I find minis are a good idea to try an expensive product for me as I do not wear makeup on daily basis.I heard so many good things about these lipstick so lets see how I find it.

Mini nudes bundle by Jefree Star
 Price: I got the mini for 599 with shipping .It has 1.93 ml of product.
Product claims:

Gemini’s are extremely independent. They will not be pinned down by anyone or any rules. They need to experience the world on their own. Inspired by Jeffree’s best friend who is a Gemini, this terra-cotta warm-toned nude is the perfect finish to any makeup look!

Our liquid lipstick goes on opaque, dries completely matte and stays on for hours! This product is 100% vegan & cruelty-free! (tips before use: exfoliate with lip scrub then apply to bare lips! Avoid food with oil… and no making out, kisses are ok!)

Also: Paraben & Gluten-Free 


My thoughts about Jefree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Gemini

The mini Jeffree star Velour lipstick looks so cute it is the same packaging as his full sized Velour lipsticks.It has a transparent body and a pink cap with stars printed all over.The packaging looks sturdy and travel friendly.It has a screw type closure and it gets locked with a  sound . The applicator is very soft and it is easy to apply liquid lipstick with it.The consistency of the lipstick is neither thick nor thin.The consistency looked very similar to Colour pop Ultra matte or PAC retro gloss.It take a  minute to dry completely.I find these lipsticks very hydrating ,I applied it without any lip balm still it managed to moisturise my lips.The formula is amazing.It gives velvet matte finish without being dry.It is not 100% transfer proof ,it has minimal transfer but it does not affect the intensity of the colour.The pigmentation is opaque and single swipe is enough to cover lips. Jeffree Star Velour lipsticks are loved by beauty community and now I know why everyone love it.The formula is hands down best among the brands I have tried.I cannot say about Huda Beauty or Kat Von D but it is better than Colour pop,Sugar or PAC liquid lipsticks.It stays for around 7 hours with light snacking.Like all other liquid lipsticks very oily food can break these lippies.It does not crumble or become powdery like Makeup Revolution Velvet lacquer.It have a very faint smell nothing strong which fades after a couple of minutes.DSC03994DSC03995

Gemini is a stunning nude colour for medium skin tones.It is described as a terra cota warm nude colour.It is a beautiful nude with pinky peach undertones.I love how the shade looked on my skin tone. It will suit fair to medium skins pretty well.I am happy with the shade because I do not have anything like in my kitty.


Overall,I really like the Jeffree Star Velour lipstick.The formula,shade,texture everything is top quality.I highly recommend to try at least one shade if you can get it easily.I am happy to try this shade.Will recommend it to everyone.

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Nykaa GLAMOReyes liquid eyeliner Enchanting forest : Review and swatches

Hello everyone,

 Today I am going to review latest launch from the house of Nykaa. This is my first ever Nykaa product. Nykaa’s launches are always  bang on because I think they have very good PR network.They have collaboration with top bloggers hence their launches always create a buzz in beauty market.I really love this colour and the price was pretty affordable .I love coloured liners but this will be my first liquid liner ever.I am kohl and gel liner kinda girl.It is available in various different shades and if I like this I might buy other shades such as plum and teal .Lets get into the review now.DSC03967DSC03968DSC03969DSC03970

Price : 299 .Buy here

Quick Overview

Well, hello glam eyes! A bold release that packs a punch of stunning color in just one swipe, Nykaa’s Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner is all you need to get the most fabulous eye look on. What’s great about this product is its melt, crack and run resistant properties. This refined liner glides perfectly across the lash line for a gorgeous fluid application, leaving you looking super sensational!

Nykaa Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner – 03 Enchanting Forest : Let your eyes work the magic with our Nykaa Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner in Enchanting Forest. This beautiful deep green hue is sure to take everyone’s breath away!

My thoughts on Nykaa Glamoreyes liquid eyeliner Enchanting forest

It comes in green coloured   matte plastic bottle with a long black cap.The packaging is neither luxe nor cheap ,it is average.It comes in a red colour outer cardboard with the brand name and details written on the box.The shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the bottle.The packaging is light weight and travel friendly.The brush of the eyeliner is very fine hence it is easy to make fine line with it.I am very bad at liquid eyeliners but I managed to draw a thin line,hence suitable for beginners also.The cap of the liner is very long so it is very convenient to hold and draw line or wing.The shade enchanting forest is a beautiful  green colour.The liner dries to a glossy finish and after it dries down it is smudge prove and long lasting.The liner dries after a couple of minutes.The shade enchanting forest is pigmented but two coats are needed to build and intensify the colour.I find the formula comfortable and does not irritate my eyes.The colour showed up on my medium skin beautifully but I heard some blogger with darker skin tones that the colour becomes too dark on their skin almost black after drying.Nykaa Glamoreyes liquid liners have  a great staying power of around 8 hours but I find that it is very easy to remove with water.I tried to wipe it off with baby oil but it does not come off easily .I find it is very convenient to remove the liner .

DSC03976DSC03975Overall ,I find it is a great affordable option for beginners and students who do not want to splurge on makeup.It is a fun way to beautify eyes for daily basis.The liner is pigmented,staying power is great and shades are stunning.I am very happy with my purchase .I am happy that any Indian brand comes up with amazing coloured liquid liners.Will recommend if you love coloured liners.

Here is a quick eye swatch .I applied no makeup or base on my eyelids

 enchanting forest on my eyelid


Rating : 4/5

I hope you like my review.Please comment and let me know which is your favourite shade.

Thank you


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Colourpop Yes,Please Pressed Powder eye shadow Palette : Review

Hello peps,

T oday I am going to talk about the best seller pressed eyeshadow palette from Colourpop Cosmetics.I love their lippies and was eager to try their shadows.I have the   weekend warrior palette which is pure LOVE.I  decided to give this warm palette a try so I ordered it from the Colourpop’s website.This palette has really great review so I also got intrigued to buy this.I ordered this Palette is Aug and it never delivered .Colourpop told me it is lost in transit and I have two options ; refund or courtesy replacement.Courtesy replacement means that they will ship the product one last time and if it is lost again no refund will be given.I opted for courtesy replacement and just prayed and prayed.Many of you must be thinking why I did not go for refund??This is how crazy I am.It arrived today and I jumped and danced 🙂 I was never so happy for any makeup courier before.Lets get into the review now.

Price : 16 $ .I paid 11$( Got a 5 $ coupon) plus 9.99$ shipping = 20.99 $ (Rs1356).You can get in India from insta stores for  Rs 1600 to 1900 depends from where you buy.


DSC03953DSC03954Product claims :

PRESSED POWDER SHADOW Highly pigmented shadow that applies evenly and feels ultra-velvety and silky. This long wearing formula contains a unique combination of softer powders which adheres easily to the eyes, gives a soft focus effect, and blends smoothly and evenly.

The original fixed 12 pan palette is all about that golden hour glow – the hottest shades inspired by our fave time of the day.



DSC03953dsc03954.jpgMy Thoughts about the Colourpop Yes Please pressed eyeshadow palette

Packaging : It comes in a bright yellow colour outer cardboard packaging.The palette is white in colour with a matte cardboard packaging.The palette is palm sized and good for travelling.It does not have a mirror  and brush so it is light weight and sleek.One thing I do not like about the packaging is that it can easily get stains from the eye shadow which looks dirty.

Palette get stained only after first use

Pigmentation and texture : All the eye shadows are pigmented and one swipe is enough to get the maximum payoff.Some of the shadows are really powdery.I found Big cocktails very powdery and it has lot of kick back.All mattes and shimmers are easy to blend.The texture is smooth and buttery.Shimmers look stunning and duochromes are amazing.The colour are wisely selected.I really love the colour scheme of the palette it can be used to create all type of looks.

Staying power : The shadows are really long lasting .They stays for 8 to 10 hours without primer and with primer the lasting power can be incredible.I used it with some concealer on my eyelids as a base.They do not  crease on me.

 Shades :It as 8 matte and 4 shimmer eye shadows.I personally love the palettes with more matte shades.The shades range from coppers,red,orange and burgundy.Perfect palette for warm tone lovers.

Full-Zip: matte warm ivory
Big Cocktails: matte orange.
Champs: matte pale peachy nude
Bling: metallic rust
Louie: metallic duochrome red with a gold flip
Butter Cake: metallic pale yellow gold
Spoiled: matte brick red
Gno: matte burnt orange
Mischief: matte warm yellow
Note to Self: matte warm caramel
Chauffeur: metallic duochrome bright orange with a gold flip
French Kiss: matte deep red brown

First and second row swatched with finger (l to R)
Bottom row swatched with finger (L to R)


  • Cute packaging
  • Pigmented shadows
  • Easy blendable
  • Beautiful colours
  • Good staying power
  • Affordable


  • Packaging is kinda cheap
  • No mirror and brush
  • Some shadows have a lot of fallout
  • Availability in India

Rating : 4.5/5

Overall Thoughts

I really like the colours in the palette.The texture is smooth and buttery.I liked  Carli Bybel Palette’s packaging more than this.Both palette are in the same price category but BH Cosmetics won the packaging game totally.I absolutely love this palette for its colours and formula.If you are a lover of warm tones,this palette is  a must in your kitty.


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Nivea Watermelon shine and Original care lip balm review

Hey everyone,

Winters are approaching so I thought I should invest in some good lip balms.I have tried Maybelline and Himalaya lip balm and totally enjoy them.I spot these Nivea lip balms in a local shop it was a combo offer of one tinted lip balm and one original care lip balm . I have very dry lips and lip balms are my saviour during winters.Lets get into the review now.


Price : 185 for the combo of lip balms. Buy here

Product Claims :

  • Delights your lips with fruity watermelon flavour
  • Beautifies lips with a soft glossy colour
  • It’s innovative formula with Hydra IQ provides long-lasting moisture for your lips
  • Contains Fruit extracts and Shimmering pigments
  • Leaves a touch of delicate colour on soft and smooth lipsDSC03948

 Nivea watermelon shine and Intensive care lip balm review

The packaging is quite sturdy and convenient to use.The colours are bright and eye catching.The packaging is very chic and fun.The lip balm is thick in consistency and do not find any difference in the formulation of original and tinted version.It hydrate my lips pretty well and it stays for 3 hours without eating.It completely vanishes after meal or drink.I have very dry lips and I need to apply this lip balm 2 or 3 times  a day.It keeps my lips soft and supple even if it is wiped off due to eating and drinking.I like the formula it is light weight and non sticky.It absorbs pretty nicely into my lips to keep them hydrated for long hours.Watermelon shine has a nice fruity smell whereas original one does not have any smell.Watermelon shine is a sheer pink lip balm with silver sparkles which does not transfer on lips.You need to apply 3 to 4 coats to get a sheer pink colour on the lips.The smell does not linger for long it fades after a couple of minutes.I do not find any drawbacks of these lip balm.The quantity is also sufficient to last for longer period of time.

watermelon shine swatch

Overall,I am enjoying these lip balm and using it non stop.I am in love with watermelon shine as its smell is delicious.I highly recommend it as it is affordable and good quality.

Rating 4/5