Friday, June 23, 2017

Review : The Body Shop's British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter

Hi All,

Hope you are doing well!

Body care is very important and what better can be than using a good body butter which has rose - extracts!Sounds interesting...yeah!Today, I am going to share my thoughts on the The Body Shop's British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter.

Let's get started!

Product Description:

Indulge in dewy hydration with our first Body Butter with glow enhancing rose essence. Beautifully pearlescent, this velvety-soft moisturiser is light to the touch but rich on moisture. Non-sticky and perfect for normal to dry skin, it transforms instantly on skin to give you an instant all-over healthy looking.
  • For normal to dry skin
  • 24H moisture
  • Transforms on skin revealing an instant healthy looking glow
  • With the essence of hand-picked British roses
Price : AED 82 /  Rs 1150 for 200 ml (Available in two sizes 50 ml and 200 ml)

Shelf-life : 12 months

How To Use?
Massage into skin daily and allow to sink in before dressing. It works especially well after a shower with our British Rose Shower Gel.

In Pic : Shown the outer packaging of the product

Ingredients :
Aqua/Water (Solvent), Glycerin (Humectant), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifying Agent), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Myristyl Myristate (Emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent - Emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifying Agent), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance Ingredient), Panthenol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Mica (Opacifying Agent), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Rose Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant), CI 17200/Red 33 (Colorant).

My Experience:

The product comes in a plastic-tub packaging.The packaging is really very attractive.Tub is of pink colour and the plastic lid is of black colour with matte-finish. All the details like quantity,shelf-life,ingredients are mentioned on the packaging.Tub-packaging is sleek, firm and very much travel-friendly.The twist-open lid gets closed tightly enough to avoid product-spillage.Overall,nice packaging...I must say...thumbs up.


Formula & Texture:
Firstly,as soon as we open the black-lid we can smell the rosy-scent which is very calming.The pale pink coloured body butter has a silky smooth texture.The body butter is of white colour with pink hues to be precise.The product has a whipped cream like consistency which is not thin or runny.It's not thick at all and is just the way I like.The body butter has awesome ingredients like Glycerin ,Soybean oil,shea butter and rose extracts.Glycerin and shea butter are meant to keep the skin healthy and glowy. Soybean oil helps in protecting from the harmful UV rays.It helps in calming the skin that was damaged due to sun rays.Soybean oil is very beneficial in the treatment of skin damages which are occurred due to air pollution as well.How cool is that!!!Really nice.Rose extracts have been used in appropriate amount,just the perfect amount that's not over powering and artificial.In fact it's very real,feels like we are somewhere near a rose-garden!I basically purchased this body butter because of it's rose-fragrance.But, I'm loving the product as well.

In Pic :  Actual product - The British Rose Body Butter

In Pic : Shown the texture of the body butter

Effective / Worth?
  • Scoop out the product and apply on the skin ,rub in circular motion.It gets absorbed into the skin very quickly and seamlessly.
  • Very lightweight body butter
  • Not at all greasy.I would say less is more.Do not apply a lot on your skin.Scoop out less product at a time and apply.Scoop again only if required or you feel like.If we apply a lot of product,it tends to get oily/greasy.As the time passes the greasiness goes away though.
  • The body butter doesn't leave any sort of cast on the skin (after application)
  • Leaves the skin feeling really silky soft and supple.Using this product regularly definitely gave good results.
  • We only need to apply the body butter once and never felt the need to re-apply throughout the day...ever again
  • The rose-scent of the body butter is very nice and lingers for a long time on the skin.Love it.
  • Can be used anytime , any season , be it summer or winter.
  • Tub packaging allows easy product contamination.Always use a spatula to scoop out the cream from the tub.
  • No SPF mentioned as such
  • Not budget-friendly,but,it's The Body Shop.We are paying to get a good quality product...aren't we?

Overall,I really enjoy using this body butter.The rose-fragrance is very soothing and refreshing.The texture is smooth and product gets absorbed into the skin quickly.Makes skin feel soft and healthy.Takes care of the skin and cures skin-dryness very well.I highly recommend this body butter to people with normal to dry skin.I am very sure that you will love it too and enjoy it thoroughly.No wonder this is my current favourite body butter.Also,do check out all the products in the British Rose collection.The body scrub,shower gel, body mist are etc. fantastic and worth trying.

Have you tried this body butter? What's your favourite body butter? Do share

Rating : 4.5 /5

P.S. Recently I restocked this product and I had used this product in the past as well.Loved it to bits.That's why, I am here to share the product-details and my experience with you.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Review : Colorbar's Velvet Matte Lipstick,Shade# 12,Pure Innocence

Hi All!

Today I am going to share my thoughts on the Colorbar's (India)Velvet Matte Lipstick in the shade :12, Pure Innocence.

About Colorbar:
Colorbar is one of India’s leading beauty brands today. Positioned in the premium segment, we promise to make every woman feel beautiful with our best in class, innovative, international standard beauty products delivered in a uniquely Colorbar experience at our own stores as well as our partner outlets. Launched in 2005, today Colorbar is the fastest growing beauty brand with a strong geographical footprint through 65 exclusive stores, 900+ multi brand outlets and through partner chains – Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, New U, Pantaloons. In addition to our rapidly expanding footprint in India, Colorbar has also established itself in the Middle East with stores in Dubai.

Product Information:
For a rich lip color with a creamy shine, the Velvet Matte Lipstick, available in stunning shades infuse the lips with vibrancy. Its unique 2-in-1 formulation gives the lips a creamy, yet matte finish. A one of a kind product in India, it has super softening agents that give the lips a soft and supple appearance while keep them nourished with Vitamin E. Staying on up to 5 hours on application, the Velvet Matte Lipstick can be further accentuated with lip gloss and lip liner.

How to use?
Line the lips with a suitable lip liner. Press the bullet to the lips using even pressure to apply color on both upper and lower lips: To refresh and even out, press lips together.Using a lip brush gives a richer and more precise color application.

There are twenty five shades in the Velvet Matte Collection.Available on the website.
I picked only one shade which is called Pure Innocence.

Price : INR 325

Quantity : 4.2 g

Shelf-life : Not mentioned anywhere on the website or the product-packaging

My Experience:

12,Pure Innocence :  Oh my god!The moment I saw this shade I went cray cray.It's a brown shade with mauvy undertones.It's a beautiful shade and will suit medium skin-tones pretty well.On fair skin-tones,this might look like a very deep brown-shade.Yes,I love deep browns and this shade screamed my name ,I had to buy it :D

In Pic : Swatch of the Velvet Matte Lipstick(Shade : Pure Innocence)

The lipstick comes in a steel tube with a pull-up ,transparent plastic lid/cap.The shade number,name ,weight are mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick-tube.The bottom of the tube is a transparent plastic through which the exact shade can be seen easily.So, in case we have more than one lipstick from the Velvet Matte collection it's easy to locate different shades in the vanity.The packaging looks very different than a regular lipstick-packaging.I love the way tube looks,it's sturdy and lid closes tightly enough to save the product from any mishaps.Sleek and travel-friendly packaging.
In Pic : Shade # 12 mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick-tube

Formula,Texture & Worthiness?
  • The lipstick has a buttery-soft texture.It's so soft.The first time I used it,I was amazed at the smoothness of this lipstick
  • It glides on really well on the lips without tugging or pulling
  • It smells sweet.The scent is very mild and fades away as the time passes
  • It's very pigmented and comfortable on the lips.One swipe and we are good to go.Nice colour -payoff at this price point
  • The lipstick has a velvet-matte finish indeed and as the time passes it dries down further to a kind of matte finish.This might dry-out the lips to some extent
  • It is not transfer-proof or smudge-proof.But,it really didn't transfer to the cups crazily.
  • Initially, the lipstick doesn't sit into the lip-fine lines.But, as the time passes it starts enhancing the lip-lines!Not extremely though.
  • Doesn't flake , feather or bleed.Please exfoliate your lips in advance.Apply lip balm underneath the lipstick,doing this will keep the lips moisturized and prevent lips from drying-out extremely.
Stays on the lips for about four hours (max).Survives light snacks. Doesn't survive oily food and goes away from the center of the lips like any other regular lipstick.

Nothing as such except that the lipstick stains the lips which might annoy some people.We definitely need a good makeup remover to remove the lipstick.

P.S. Yes,this lipstick leaves a stain behind which I don't really mind(personal opinion)

Overall,I love the formula of this lipstick.Pure Innocence is such a gorgeous shade.It can be worn anytime and everytime.Pigmentation of this lipstick is top notch.We are getting a lot of product for just INR 325.Budget-friendly lipstick! I highly recommend checking out the entire collection .In the Velvet matte collection,there are amazing shades ranging from bold browns to beautiful coral-pinks. You can use a lip liner to line out your lips and then fill in using the lipstick.This will ensure that the lipstick stays for a little longer than usual.Purchase this shade only if you are into wearing brown and bold lipstick-shades.

Will  I re-purchase?
Yes,it's totally worth re-purchasing.

Rating : 4.5/5

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Colorbar Stores have opened in the following shopping centres:

Arabian Centre Al Mizhar First, Unit No. 1404 Ground Floor, Dubai UAE.
Lamcy Plaza, Unit No. 248 Block Zabeel East, Oud Metha, Dubai UAE.
Oasis Centre, Al Qouz, Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.
Exquisite Al Barsha, G3 Ground Floor, Al Barsha Mall, Dubai, UAE.
Exquisite Al Foah, Fisrt Floor 39, Al Foah Mall, Al Ain, UAE.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mini Haul : Karaja Makeup Products(Life Cosmetics),Italy

Hi All!

Hope you are doing great!

Today, I am going to share the details of a mini makeup haul.So,recently I had ordered few products online from It's a great portal for online shopping.Be it cosmetics or home decors they have it all.I purchased few products which are from an Italian makeup brand called Karaja.Let's get started with the haul!

About Karaja,Italy:
The Company was founded by Mr. Karat Makeup Mauro Pederzzoli 1985,Italy.Today the company is represented in more than fifty countries in the world.Karaja is a cruelty free makeup brand.Read more here :


First product is a lipstick.It's from the Sensual Shine,shiny cream lipstick collection.It's an orange-coloured lipstick which is perfect to wear during the summer-season.The lipstick has a glossy finish which I like a lot.This lipstick is very pigmented and in one swipe we get full colour payoff.It feels very comfortable on the lips too.The lipstick comes in a colour-coded plastic tube with a pull-up cap.The colour of the tube matches the shade of the lipstick.Very handy feature in case we have more than one lipstick from the Sensual Shine collection. Nice quality,I am lovin' it.                  
In Pic : Sensual Shine Lipstick,Shade# 04,Karaja,Italy
Shade Number : 04
Price : AED 50-60
Quantity : 2.5g  / 0.088 fl oz
In  Pic : Swatch of the Sensual Shine lipstick
Lush, luminous lipstick.  Waterproof, long lasting, glossy. Soft and creamy it melts onto the lips with a velvety caress, giving a unique sensory expreience and unbeatable comfort. Close cap well after use. Dermatologically Tested.

Second product is a bullet lipstick from the Rouge Mat collection.It comes in a metallic silver tube.The tube has a pull-up cap which is firm in nature. The packaging looks very classy.It's sleek,sturdy and travel friendly.The shade is very gorgeous ,it's a watermelon-red kind of a shade,very bright red with a slight hint of orange.It's a very summery shade.I purchased this lipstick because this particular shade looked very unique to me.The lipstick glides on smoothly and is very pigmented.The lipstick has a velvet-matte finish.I love the formula of this lipstick. Good quality lipstick:)
In Pic : Rouge Mat Lipstick in the shade 128,Karaja,Italy

Shade Number : 128
Price : AED 90
Quantity : 3.5 ML / 0.12 oz
In Pic : Swatch of the Rouge Mat Lipstick in the shade 128
Enhance the look of your lips with this intense lip colour. Lending your lips a bold matte finish, it glides providing an evenly covered and smooth application

Third product is an eyeshadow trio in a uni-pan.It's from the Aqua Colour Eye Shadow collection.It is a beautiful combination of purple and pink with pink-glitters in tge middle-stripe.Attractive indeed!!
I had heard so many good things about Karaja-eyeshadows and wanted to try,that's why I purchased this product.There are other amazing variants available too.The shade range varies from the bold teals to warm neutrals.
The packaging is lightweight and is made up of plastic.The eyeshadows can be seen easily through the transparent plastic-lid.The circular pan holds the product intact.The packaging is very sleek and compact.I am yet to try out these shadows.Will keep you updated on that.Do follow me on Instagram to get more updates on this product.                                 

In Pic : Aqua colours eyeshadow(so beautiful!)

In Pic: Aqua colour eye-shadow in the  shade# 11
Shade Number : 11
Price : AED 50
Quantity: 2 gm, 0.07 oz

Complete your statement look with this attractive eye-shadow.Powerfully pigmented,it gives you an intense look in an instant.Whether you want to keep it edgy or natural,this easy to blend shadow is suitable to create any style.Pastel eye-shadow with sparkling highlights.Can be used both dry and wet t intensify the iridescent effect.

Last but not the least,I picked up a beautiful teal-green-coloured liquid eyeliner from the Turboliner collection.There are three shades available in this collection : purple,black,teal-green.The product comes in a conical jar which is made up of plastic.Jar has a twist-open conical cap.The packaging is sleek and very much travel-friendly.The product is of light teal blue shade and is of perfect consistency,exactly the way I like.It's nicely pigmented.Will try this product soon and let you know my thoughts.Please stay tuned!      
In Pic : Turbo Liner by Karaja,Italy

Shade Number : 3
Price : AED 50
Quantity: 0.085 fl oz
Flaunt a stylish look with this liquid eyeliner. It comes with a sleek pointed brush to create a thin to thick defined lines for an awe-inspiring look. The liquid based formula does not stain and dries off quickly preventing folded lines on eyelids.

In UAE, all the products(shown) are available @lifestylestores Lifestyle stores/online.

Let me know if you would like me to review any of these.Also,which product did you like the most out of the products shown here?Do share.
Have you tried products from Karaja,Italy?

P.S. All the products shown here come in a classy silver-coloured cardboard packaging(outer),except the Turboliner(eyeliner).Love.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Review : Kiko's Active Fluo Neon Lipstick(Shade# 02,Powerful Fuchsia)

Hi All!

Hope you are doing great!

Recently, Kiko Milano(Italy) had launched their Active Fluo Capsule collection designed by the famous fashion designer Arthur Arbesser.The Active Fluo collection is all about neon shades and hence the name.There are three lipsticks in this collection apart from other products.I picked the shade 02,Powerful Fuchsia out of the three shades available.I love wearing bright lipsticks during hot summers and that's why I picked this one.

About the #ActiveFluo collection by Kiko:
 Neon effect make-up with pop colours. A fun, high-performance make-up. Energy, dynamism and irony.
Introducing Active Fluo, the third KIKO MILANO capsule collection, created by fashion designer Arthur Arbesser. The designer has created a unique collection that combines bold graphic motifs, patterns and colours with clean, minimalist shapes.
The make-up is vibrant and the fluo colours brimming with energy, for looks that steal the show. The passion, energy and technical performance inherent in sports are revived in specific products designed to maximize make-up hold. Comfort is at all times a must.
In addition to designing the Active Fluo product packaging, Arthur Arbesser has also designed a playful, summery pochette and a handy smartphone holder to take with you while playing sports. 
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Let's get started with the review!
Product Description:
Matte lipstick that becomes fluorescent when exposed to UV light.The velvety matte lipstick feels wonderful and has staying power. The lips are enveloped in bold colour.The product glides on effortlessly and immediately adheres to the lips.Available in three colours. The lipsticks come in colours which can be matched with the collection’s lip pencils.
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Non-comedogenic
All eyes are on the lips, enhanced by the rich colour and sophisticated matte finish. The lipstick becomes fluorescent when exposed to UV light.

Directions to use:
Apply the lipstick directly to the lips: start from the center and move towards the corners of the mouth.Always close well after use.

Price:  AED 55 / GBP 6.90 / INR 935(approx.)

Quantity: 3.5 g / 0.12 fl oz

Shelf-life : 18 months                                          


My Experience:
02, Powerful Fuchsia  : It's a very neonish,true fuchsia shade(pink with slight purple-undertones) that will brighten a dull face.It will suit all the skin tones well.It's a very bright shade ,perfect for summers.If you are looking for a bright and bold shade then your search end here.It's a gorgeous and wearable shade which can be worn anytime...I must say!:)


Oh my God! I got attracted to this lipstick mainly because of it's packaging.The outer packaging is so cool,It's made up of translucent material on which all the details like product-ingredients,quantity,shelf-life are mentioned clearly.I love the neon pink and green strips all across the outer packaging.Lovely!
The lipstick comes in a pink coloured plastic tube.The tube has a twist open lid which is of pink colour as well.The packaging is very chic and modern.Also,it's sleek,sturdy and travel-friendly.The shade number is mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick.
In Pic : Outer packaging of the Active Fluo Neon Lipstick

In Pic :  Shade number mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick-tube

Formula & Texture:
  • The lipstick has a creamy-waxy texture.Very much comparable to the texture of the L.A. Color lipsticks
  • The lipstick glides on smoothly like a dream without tugging onto the lips
  • If you press your lips,you can feel the waxy-texture of the lipstick in between your lips
  • The lipstick has a velvet-matte or a semi-matte finish
  • Two swipes of the lipsticks are required to get full opacity.The product is decently pigmented
  • People with pigmented lips , might need to build up the colour by swiping more than two times
  • Lightweight formula.I like it.
  • Very comfortable on the lips.Comfortable velvet-matte lipstick.
  • Not transfer-proof.Transfers to the cutlery to some extent,not crazily.
  • Not Smudge-proof
  • Doesn't bleed or feather from the lips.                                                 
In Pic : Active Fluo Neon Lipstick in the shade 02

Very mild sweet floral scent that's really not overwhelming.

It stayed on the lips for close to four hours.I am impressed.It survived light snacks and later on faded evenly from the lips.It stained the lips.
Doesn't survive heavy meal(s) at all like any other normal bullet lipstick.It goes off completely from the center of the lips.Re-application of the lipstick is easy, it glides on smoothly and sets to a velvet-matte finish.

Note to people with dry and dehydrated lips:The only downside of this lipstick is that  it dries out the lips to some extent as the time passes.This enhances the dry-lip-patches on the lips(if any).Also,it enhances fine lip-lines.

Overall,I like this lipstick.Love it's buttery-soft texture.Exfoliate your lips well in advance prior to applying this lipstick.This will ensure a smooth application and as the lipstick dries and settles down,it will not enhance any dry patches on the lips as the time passes.Also,you can apply a lip balm underneath for keeping the lips moisturized throughout the day.

Having said that,I would say that you should check out the #ActiveFluo collection and specially this lipstick.This shade is to die for.The lipstick is non-comedogenic ,it means that it won't cause any skin-irritations/ pore-blockage etc. highly recommend this shade if you love using bright lipsticks during summers.

Will I re-purchase?

Rating : 3.5/5

Now, available in India.Do check your nearest KIKO store.
In UAE, official KIKO stores.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review : The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Face Mask

Hi All!

Hope you are doing well.

Few months back,The Body Shop had released FIVE types of face-masks namely : Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask, Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying and Polishing Mask, British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask, The Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask & Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask.

Who doesn't want that glowy, radiant skin.I thought of trying the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Face Mask as I was having skin-issues lately due to the hot summer here!Let's find out together if this mask is/was worth purchasing or not!

Let's get started. :)

My skin-type : normal to dry / oily in summers!

Product Information:
Refine and revive your skin with our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, this 100% vegan tingling clay mask is infused with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil. And it’s been formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil. This invigorating charcoal face mask draws out impurities and refines the appearance of pores for healthy-looking skin with a glow that shows. Complete your facial at home expert by applying this purifying blend with our Facial Mask Brush
  • 100% vegan
  • Tingling charcoal clay mask
  • Absorbs excess oil
  • For skin that needs extra purification to reveal a healthy, youthful glow
  • Formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil
  • Ideal to create a facial at home
  • Packed with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan Foothills, green tea leaves from Japan and organic Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya
  • Bamboo Charcoal : known to draw out impurities and excess oils from the skin
  • Green-tea leaves :  rich in anti-oxidants and catechins,effectively exfoliates the skin
  • Community Trade Tea Tree Oil : known to help skin look clearer
In Pic : Inner glass-packaging of the Himalayan Charcoal 
Purifying Glow Mask

Price:  AED 147 / INR 2495 / EURO 16
Quantity: 75 ml / 3.0 oz (86g)
Shelf-Life: 12 months

In Pic : Shown product-ingredients on the outer cardboard packaging

My Experience:
The product comes in a outer packaging which is made up of cardboard.
All the details are mentioned on the packaging.Details like quantity,shelf-life,ingredients etc.
The directions to use the product are mentioned clearly on the outer packaging.
The actual Himalayan Charcoal Purifying glow mask comes in a tub-packaging.Tub is made up of glass and has a matte black twist open-plastic lid.The packaging is classy but bulky.It's sturdy but, delicate to travel with.Got to be very careful while carrying the jar while travelling.There is a white-coloured plastic separator that separates the product from the lid.This ensures that the product doesn't spill-out and ruin the outer edges of the tub.Although,product spillage might not happen,but glass packaging calls for a breakage-risk.
In Pic : Inner & outer packaging of the product

In Pic : White plastic separator that separates the mud mask 
from the tub's lid

Formula & Texture:
The grey-coloured  mud charcoal mask has a very nice-coarse texture.We can see and feel the crushed green-tea leaves present in the mud mask.Also,we can smell the strong fragrance of the tea-tree oil.The product(mud mask) is very nicely blended with all good ingredients like bamboo-charcoal from Himalayan foot-hills,green-tea,tea-tree oil etc.This mud-clay mask is a ready to use product,can be applied easily on the face using a spatula.Once applied on the face,It sits perfectly without being clumsy and it doesn't drip down here and there.Mess-free process!                           
In Pic : Shown the actual Himalayan charcoal clay product
In Pic : Swatch of the actual charcoal-clay product
How I use it?
  • Wash the face using a normal face-wash
  • Apply a toner(rose-water)
  • Apply a thin layer of the mud mask on the face avoiding eye and lip area
  • It tingles for some time...just a little
  • Feels cool on the skin
  • Let it sit for about ten minutes.Meanwhile take rest!It dries down very quickly.
  • Rinse using luke-warm water or wipe away using a damp wash cloth.Green-tea leaves actually exfoliates the skin gentely
  • Apply a face-moisturizer after ten minutes
  • Repeat this process twice to thrice a week.
  • The ingredients like green-tea and tea-tree-oil are really good for keeping the skin healthy in the long run
  • This product does not contain parabens which is really cool. Parabens might cause cancer.
  • It formulated without using the harmful ingredients like silicone,mineral oils and paraffins.It's really nice that these components have not been used in this charcoal clay mask...yay (Y)
  • Tea-tree oil promotes glowing skin and prevents acne
  • This product is really good for people with acne-prone or troubled skin-type
  • The best part of this product is that you can use it without being too messy!Easy- application and easy to remove.
"Green tea has anti-aging and antioxidant benefits that can help delay signs of skin aging, such as sagging-skin, sun-damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The polyphenols in green tea help neutralize harmful free radicals, which can cause significant damage to the skin and accelerate the aging process."Source :

Tea tree oil may be effective in a variety of dermatologic conditions, including dandruff, acne, lice, herpes etc

Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair of mammals.

  • Strong tea-tree smell might be a problem for some people with a very sensitive nose.
  • Very pricey product.But,I guess the ingredients are very nice and expensive which might be the main reason for this.
  • Tub-packaging allows product contamination easily.Use spatula or a mask-brush to apply the product instead of fingers.

Overall,I really like this charcoal clay mask.It leaves my skin squeaky clean ,fresh and glowy every time I use it.The product is not harsh and I didn't experience any burns or rashes after using the mud mask.

My skin tends to get oily during summers.That's the reason why I picked this product. Regular usage of the product has helped in calming down the mild skin irritations that were caused due to sun-exposure.Also,my skin gets a little less oily after using this product.
Didn't show any sort of pore-tightening effect as such though.I don't regret buying this product as it really did what it claimed except the pore-tightening claim.

Having said that,I highly suggest this product to normal to oily skin people as this product keeps the sebum/oil in control to a great extent.If you have an oily T-zone(area near your nose and fore-head),then I suggest trying out this mask.Must try.I am loving it.

For people with extremely dry skin,this product might rip off the essential oils from the face causing further skin-issues or stretchy skin.Please do a patch-test before purchasing this clay-mud mask.Read the ingredients carefully before purchasing.In case you are allergic to any of the ingredients,refrain from purchasing the product.

Will I re-purchase?

Rating: 4/5

Available in India, UAE @The Body Shop's official stores/online portal etc.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Review : Misslyn Lipsticks(Shades : Russet Maroon & Raspberry Sorbet)

Hi All!

Hope you are doing well.

Today, I am going to share my thoughts on the lipsticks by Misslyn Cosmetics.
Misslyn Cosmetics is a German makeup Brand.

Product Information :
Immerse yourself in the color palette of these bright, creamy lipsticks. Let yourself be carried away by these brilliant colors, according to the motto #popupyourlips. The airy texture adheres to your lips like a second skin and can barely be felt. Give your lips that something extra with the matching lipstick for your makeup. 

  • Soft Melting Lipsticks
  • Brilliantly Bright Colours
  • Delicate Shine
  • Pleasantly nourishing effect
  • Abundant moisture thanks to coconut oil
  • Hyaluronic Acid - Moisturizes and hydrates the lips.
  • Dermatologically tested for skin compatibility & suitable for sensitive skin


Price : AED 48 / EURO 7.25
Quantity : 4 g
Shelf-life :  18 months

In Pic : Misslyn Lipsticks

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Alumina, Polyethylene, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Silica, Ethylene/ Va Copolymer, Talc, Lauryl Peg/Ppg-18/18 Methicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Parfum (Fragrance), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Colophonium, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Beta-Sitosterol, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Squalene, Tocopherol, Bha, [+/- (May Contain) Mica, Tin Oxide, Ci 15850 (Red 6 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 16035 (Red 40 Lake), Ci 17200 (Red 33 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77120 (Barium Sulfate), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]

Source :

My Experience:

  • 101,Russet Maroon: As the name suggests,it's a flat out deep reddish-maroon shade.I love bold shades and that's why I picked this shade.I love it.It will really suit all the skin tones and can be worn during day time easily.
  • 207,Raspberry Sorbet: This is a shade that every girl should have in her vanity!It's a true-raspberry pink shade with micro-shimmers.I love this shade and.The shimmers in it glamorize the look altogether.Awesome.Will suit all the skin tones,can be worn on a daily basis as it's a raspberry pink shade that is not loud-out there.

In Pic :Misslyn lipstick-swatches
(L to R) 101,Russet Maroon & 207,Raspberry Sorbet

The lipsticks come in a black plastic tube.There is a colour coded sticker at the bottom of each lipstick.Also,the lipstick's shade number,name quantity shelf-life are mentioned on the tube-packaging.Classy,sleek,sturdy and travel-friendly.I like the packaging.
The tube is not heavy or bulky and hence can be thrown into the purse easily.The sturdy/firm packaging avoids the spillage of the product.No mess.                                                                       
In Pic : Colour-coded sticker at the bottom of each lipstick
In Pic : Shown the shade number,name and shelf-life
 on the packaging


  • The lipsticks in the Satin-lipstick collection have a creamy texture and a true-satin finish
  • The lipsticks are very light-weight,pigmented and comfortable 
  • These glide on very smoothly onto the lips without tugging
  • Melt like butter on the lips and lips look full and luscious
  • Looks delicate and beautiful at the same time
  • Abundant moisture thanks to coconut oil.The key ingredients like castor,coconut,sweet almond oils and shea butter extracts are really helpful in keeping the lips healthy in the long run
  • Hyaluronic Acid - Moisturizes and hydrates the lips.
  • Dermatologically tested for skin compatibility & suitable for sensitive skin.How cool is that!
  • Doesn't sit into the lip-fine lines
  • Not smudge-proof
  • Not transfer-proof.As these are satin lipsticks these get transferred to the cutlery easily.
  • Survives light meals easily.When it comes to heavy meals,it survives that too to some extent .After heavy meals the lipstick totally goes away from the center of the mouth ,re-application of the lipstick is a better option.
  • Re-application is easy it doesn't look patchy on the lips.But,I highly suggest exfoliating the lips beforehand.
  • Totally worth giving a try in my opinion!
Sweet fragrance that's very mild and really not bothersome.


The lipstick lasts for about four hours(max) on the lips and fades away evenly(i.e. In case we don't eat anything heavy or greasy).


Nothing except the fact that in case a hair strand touches the lips(while the lipstick is on),it might smear the product.Gotta be careful!

Overall,after using all the liquid matte lipsticks it was really nice using these lipsticks.The buttery-soft formula keeps the lips moisturized and makes them look-luscious.These lipsticks are very pigmented and!I highly recommend checking out Misslyn Lipsticks as there are awesome shades available out there.They have shades ranging from elegant nudes to bold purples.

Will I re-purchase?

Rating: 4/5

In UAE, Lifestyle,Centrepoint stores

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