Thursday, 10 March 2016

Palmer's Cocoa butter body lotion (with vitamin E) 

(Review,other uses,swatch)

 

Hey everyone :) ,
so today I am going to review this delicious body lotion that has been my best friend the entire fall!!! must tell you all that buying this has been the best beauty decision this fall :D  My skin turns very dry and scaly in winters may be due to hot water baths!! and even the facial skin becomes dry in certain areas such a near the nose,chin and some parts of my cheeks!! So I bought this after researching a lot for a budget winter body lotion that is free from harmful chemicals like parabens!! Well in India we have a shortage of quality products that are chemical free and also within budget!! I got it online as it wasn't available in my city!!

Palmer's cocoa body lotion review- mintblushlove



What the product claims:
Cocoa butter enriched with vitamin E in a soothing emollient base. Helps smooth and blend unattractive marks and scars. Tones skin. An excellent all over the body moisturizer and after tanning butter. Widely recommended for stretch marks.  

The full ingredients list!!! (yay as there are no parabens and pthalates!! )



My Thoughts: I was really excited after ordering it !! and as it arrived I couldn't wait to take a bath so that i could slather it on :D well now I have used it for 3 months atleast and without doubt this is the beat body lotion I have tried so far!!

Consistency and texture: I found the consistency of this lotion to be thick and the texture is buttery smooth!!! it feels heavenly to touch it... it is runnier than the body butters but thicker than normal lotions...

Fragrance:the scent of this lotion is just like milkybar chocolate :D :P ( infact it looks so delicious, i just wanna eat it :D)   I am sure most of you must have eaten it!! well it may be a bit odd for some people but chocolate lovers are gonna love it!! but even people who don't like chocolates, worry not!! the smell is not that over-powering :) and it goes away in a few hours. 

MY THOUGHTS: As far as the performance is concerned, even people with combination skin can use it.Its not sticky and gets absorbed quickly on moist skin if applied after bath. I apply it right after shower this way I need a lot less of it. The bottle is easy to handle as it has a pump dispenser.It is the 400 ml/13.5 fl.oz. bottle.It kept my skin mosturised the entire day even in harsh winters.I had to reapply at night on exposed regions like feet,hands,etc.

Other uses:My facial skin is very sensitive and prone to acne also so I don't apply many products on it.I just go for natural products and in winters use almond oil at night. So one day after bath,my face felt very very dry!! and i had to go out so couldn't apply oil!! In a hurry i applied this lotion even on the face on areas where it felt too dry!! and topped off with my bb cream.  Now this lotion didn't let my skin feel dry till the evening when i came back home!! as its parabens free so i kept applying itr everyday!! and trust me it didn't break me out :D and no irritation at all!! So this way it also served as my harsh winter face moisturiser!!  :) on mixing with bb cream  it also lent a very nice glow to my dull skin in winters!! I am going to use it even in summers as a hands and feet moisturiser as they tend to get dry always!!



swatch

 

PROS:

  • Yummy smell
  • Good moisturizer
  •  Pump dispenser
  •  With Vitamin E
  •  Good quantity
  •  Affordable
  •  Available easily online
  • can be used safely on face also for very dry skin
  • paraben and phthalate free!!

 

CONS:

  • Might not be easily available in all the cities 
  • Not everyone will like the smell
  • can't say much on the claim that it works on stretch marks with regular use!!

 

 My rating:4.5/5

 

 I'll definitely buy it again (this bottle is too big to finish :p)

Have any of you tried this body lotion?? what was your favourite lotion this fall ?? Do leave comments :) :)



Monday, 8 February 2016

Streetwear Color Rich Lipsticks Review-Spell bound,Runaway Russet,XOXO(Swatches,FOTD)



Hi Everyone!!! today I ll be sharing with you my thoughts on one of the best budget lipsticks I found ever since starting my lipstick journey :) I bought it on an impulse buy as i had to use my gift card at shoppers stop. I know reviews of these have been already written long time back but I have strted blogging now and to not share my personal experience with these cuties would be a sin :p  So lets start shall we :) 





The packaging of the lipsticks is too cute for the price :) it has cute girly cartoons on it ... the only glitch is that the lipstick bullet does not swivel all the way down!! so there is possibility of the cap damaging the lipstick while closing it!! but I always stay careful doing that so no problems :)




The shades are mentioned on the top of the lipsticks!!



as u can see the left one has been over-used !! :p its the runaway russet shade!!! sorry for its poor condition but no sorry as its a gorgeous shade!!1 lets have a look at the swatches :)


Top to bottom: Runaway russet, XOXO, Spellbound

1) Runaway Russet

I am completely in love with this shade!!! It is so vivid that i can;t describe!! It is a brick red kinda shade with brown undertones!!! in daylight it looks almost neutral !! it looks like a MLBB shade in the daylight while at night it almost looks like a light berry shade!! it is an awesome shade for fall!! Infact i have worn it almost everyday through out the fall more than even my favourite lipstick Colorbar creme cup!!! (Review of that in a separate post!!)

FOTD:Streetwear color rich Runaway Russet lipstick

2) XOXO 

This is a bight raspberry pink lipstick with warm undertones!!! It totally brightens up my medium skintone and it would suit dusky skin tones too as I have seen it on my mumma and it looks gorgeous!! It is great worn both at day and night :)
FOTD:Streetwear colorich lipstick XOXO (Raspberry pink lipstick)

  3)Spellbound 

Its the most beautiful rose pink lipsticks you can find if you are on a budget!! When in doubt apply a rose pink lipstick and admire your naturally pink lips!! It looks gorgeous!! It is a peachy pink type of color that goes with all kinds of outfits both neutral colours and bright shades like peach, pink out red!! If nude lipstick makes you look washed out, wear a rose pink lipstick and feel beautiful!! 

FOTD: Streetwear color rich lipstick Spellbound(rose pink lipstick)

 Pigmentation ,texture and staying power-

The pigmentation of all the three shades is spot on in 3 swipes!!! but you cant complain at this price :)
The texture is smooth and creamy!! It is not dying if applied on exfoliated,prepped up lips :) staying power is 3 to 4 hours.

PROS:

1) Soft creamy texture.
2) Highly pigmented in 2 to 3 swipes.
3) Delicious vanilla smell.
4) Non-drying 
5) Good quality in less price!!
6) Gogeous shades
7) Staying power 4 hours
8) leaves a stain after meals

CONS:

1) Cant survive meals(but which lipstick does :P)
2) Lipstick does not swivel all the way down so may damage bullet .
3) Multiple swipes required for pigmented lips :)
4) Lip balm essential before application on dry lips.

Price: Rs.220 buy online here

Available on discount online on sites like flipkart,amazon,nyykaa and snapdeal. I bought spellbound from Myntra at Rs.190 :D yayyyy!!! 
Do you own any of these lipsticks ?? do leave comments :) 
 
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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

1 dress 2 ways - casual

how to wear a printed dress in summer and fall
Hello All!! Today I want to share with you how i wore my printed shift dress both in Summer and Fall in two different ways!!! Please ignore the quality of some pictures as mostly I have to click pictures on my own :) So girls I loved this dress as soon as i saw it and it can be worn both in summers as well as fall :) plus it can be worn anywhere casually both for day and night!! The bright colors in this dress attracted me the most!! Its fabric is Polyester I guess and this is one fabric that i Just love!! It does not stick to the skin, Its not stiff and it hides bulk ;) So Win Win!!! And I accessorized it minimally in both ways !!! For the summer look i have worn just a thin metallic headband , pearl bracelet and lime green studs.Headbands give a very cute vibe and also make you look younger!! For the fall look I have just worn Pink small dangly earrings...The dress has both green and pink in it so i picked the colors of the accessories from there!!
printed dress summer outfit
Printed Dress+Metallic Flats


 


outfit idea dress+cardigan

Fall Outfit Idea: printed dress+navy cardigan+black boots

printed dress+navy cardigan+black tights+black suede ankle boots
 
OUTFIT DETAILS:
Printed Dress buy similar here
Metallic flats buy similar here
navy cardigan buy similar here
suede black ankle boots buy similar here
Metallic headband

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