MAC LAUNCHED A FRAGRANCE COLLECTION INSPIRED BY ITS MOST ICONIC LIPSTICKS!

Hello, and Happy Monday to you !

So, everyone has been talking about something called Shadescents and its all over on the instagram, facebook, blogs, everywhere!

3….2…..1, here we go !

“Fragrance and “MAC Cosmetics” may not be two beauty keywords frequently associated together, but MAC appears to be trying to change that with Shadescents, a range of six fragrances inspired by and named after six of its most iconic Lipstick shades.

Brand fanatics will know that this isn’t actually MAC’s first foray into fragrance! Turquatic, a classic ocean – inspired scent, and the company’s take on floral, Air of style, launched in 2005 and 2007, respectively. However shadescents goes in a completely different direction and is the first range that takes direct inspiration from a makeup product.

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This entire collection was launched during the holiday season ( I am already late, I know !!!)

The shadescents collection comes with six perfumes inspired by six of their most iconic lip colors.

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They re-launched the lipsticks with special limited-edition packaging in tinted caps to match the lipsticks themselves along with color-coordinated fragrances.

The scents are all EAU DE PARFUMS and they are priced at $57 / AED 295 each for 50ml / 1.7 fl oz. The lipsticks are $17 each / AED 104 for 3g/0.1 oz with special edition packaging.

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The six options include

  • Heroine (purple, matte),
  •  Ruby Woo (deep red, retro matte),
  • Lady Danger (bright coral red, matte),
  • Candy Yum-Yum (bright neon pink,matte),
  • Velvet Teddy (neutral nude, matte) and
  • Crème d’Nude (pale beige, cremesheen).

Crème d’Nude  – The Scent is described as an amber velvet musk which I find accurate.

Velvet Teddy – The scent is described as oriental amber with wild honey and creamy musk. This is definitely a sweet honey like scent with a bit of spice. If you like honey scents this will be right up your alley. The spice notes are prominent giving it a velvety feel.

Candy Yum Yum – The scent is extremely sweet described as fruity floral gourmand with pink guava

Lady Danger – The scent is described as a woody oriental floral with patchouli. It’s very spicy and masculine with a strong incense kind of vibe.

Ruby Woo –  The scent  is described as a woody floral. This has leather notes that makes it even deeper and more dramatic than Lady Danger.

Heroine  – The scent is described as woody leather with a primal feel. It’s the most masculine scent out of the lineup.

Overall a really interesting concept. I do think the creators of this collection managed to capture the lipstick in a scent that made sense. Scents are so personal and everyone has different tastes so I do not think these will be everyone’s cup of tea. My favorite is Ruby Woo but my husband is not a fan of it on me. If you’re near a MAC Store I’d recommend you definitely give these a look. They’re worth checking out and it’s always fun to play at the freestanding stores. If anything I love the special edition packaging of the lip colors – I’m tempted to buy velvet teddy .The color-coordinated caps and black base are so sleek and pretty!

The collection is available at Mac Cosmetics. Have you checked it out yet? What did you think?

You can check it in the Mac Cosmetics Store or as you know , it is also available online for you to purchase,

http://www.maccosmetics-me.com

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Until Next post,

XOXO

priya

KONJAC SPONGE REVIEW – ALL NATURAL SPONGE

Have you ever heard of KONJAC SPONGE? If you haven’t, my love today is your lucky day! Your cleansing routine is never going to be the same when you start using this little squishy miracle!

WHAT IS A KONJAC SPONGE?

Well, to start, it might be interesting to know that Konjac actually comes from a potato-like plant in Asia that is both cultivated and grows wild at high altitudes. The Japanese have used Konjac for over 1500 years as a food source and over the last century have been using the Konjac potato as a beauty treatment. The Konjac sponge has been handmade from the vegetable fiber of this plant along with French clays and some contain pure charcoal from bamboo. As a result, the Konjac sponge is extremely gentle and 100% biodegradable – you can compost it when it’s time for a new one.

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Sephora – Konjac Sponge

WHAT DOES KONJAC SPONGE DO ?

The Konjac sponge is an extremely gentle cleanser for my face. The sponge acts as a gentle ex-foliator, rubbing off dead skin cells in the most delicate manner. The extra soft texture means that it’s ok for anyone to use, and for any type of skin.

NOTE :  This won’t replace your makeup remover (eye makeup more specifically)but it can gently take off much of your face makeup in a matter of minutes.

HOW DO I USE THE KONJAC SPONGE ?

When you pick up your sponge it will be dry and hard.  You will need to wet it under warm water until it’s completely soaked through and soft. Once it is wet and puffy, simply use the flat side in a circular motion around your face to exfoliate and remove dirt and grime. This circular massaging will stimulate tired skin & encourage skin renewal – and we can all use a bit of that!

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Once you are finished with your sponge, squeeze it between your hands to get the water out – never wring out your sponge, this will deteriorate the fibers and cause its life to end a lot shorter than necessary.

DO I USE A CLEANSER ALONG WITH THE SPONGE ?

If you choose, you can also use a bit of your cleanser with the sponge. Since keeping your skin’s natural moisture intact is essential in anti-aging, I prefer to use my sponge in the NIGHT. While many have claimed to use it to take off makeup, I would recommend using a proper eye makeup remover first, and maybe a cleanser too, as the sponge won’t take away your mascara and eyeliner.

WHICH ONE DID I CHOOSE ?

The Sephora brand comes with two different types of Sponges. The original one being white and the other one being black !

The Original White Konjac Sponge is 100% pure konjac with no added clays. As konjac is 100% alkaline, it will help balance the pH of your skin while still gently exfoliating and cleansing. You can use the pure Konjac sponge with your daily cleanser, instead of using a facial brush.

The Black Konjac Sponge gets its colour from bamboo charcoal. This sponge is for you if you’re a teen with  super oily skin or someone who is prone to spots, blackheads and outbreaks. Charcoal contains activated carbon and various minerals that enhance absorptive ability, which is perfect for removing excess oil. Bamboo Charcoal is also a natural anti-oxidant, so will help fight hard-to-reach, acne-causing bacteria.

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WHERE DO I BUY THESE SPONGE ?

These sponges are available at all Sephora  outlets and it can found online at

www.sephora.ae  (UAE)

https://www.sephora.ae/en/face-konjac-cleansing-sponge

https://www.sephora.ae/en/face-konjac-purifying-sponge

www.sephora.com  (US)

Different brands have their own brand of Konjac sponges. It was my personal choice of choosing the very own sephora brand, as I love their products very much and I trust their products, as it works well for me.

HOW LONG WILL MY SPONGE LAST ? & HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF IT ?

Like all good things, it must come to an end, but not for at least 2 – 3 months depending on how you care for it. By ensuring that it completely dries out in between uses (there is a handy string for that) and that your sponge is never wrung out (always press between your hands to remove excess water during use), you will give your sponge a longer life.

Make sure that before and after each use, you rinse the sponge well – you can disinfect your sponge every other week by boiling it for a few minutes (but don’t do this too often, as again it will break down the fibers faster).

When it starts to break apart and deteriorate, it is time for a new sponge. Simply compost this sponge (it is 100% natural material, and completely safe – and earth friendly – to do so). You can even put it in the bottom of a potted plant to help retain moisture in the soil – yes, it is that natural.

I am in love with this product, so I would love to hear from any of you who have used the Konjac Sponge.

What’s your experience been like?

Healthy & pure skin – I love it!

Until then,

XOXO

priya

 

My Top 4 Picks of Himalaya Products for your Little ones…

Hey my Loves, today my review will be about the Himalaya Herbals product- especially for the little ones. When you think of little one or kids, the first thing which comes to our mind is their delicate skin.

Your little one’s skin is extremely soft and gentle which makes it important for you to select the products with utmost care. Their skin is still under the process of development, and they are very sensitive. Doctors suggest using products specially formulated for a baby because the INGREDIENTS used to prepare are very mild and the chances of getting skin irritation or allergy is less.

MY SUGGESTION: It is best to use HERBAL PRODUCTS for your baby as they are extremely safe, hypoallergenic and free from preservatives. Always look for the quality and the expiry product.

About HIMALAYA PRODUCTS:

Himalaya brand founded in 1930 and is a trusted brand in Healthcare, personal care and baby care products. Their skin products are 100 % natural and safe. This brand has a range of products that suit people of all ages and age group with products ranging from hair care, skincare, foot care, baby care and body care. This makes it a trusted brand among people of all age groups.

MY TOP 4 PICKS OF HIMALAYA BABY PRODUCTS :

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1. Himalaya baby body lotion

This baby lotion helps keep your baby’s skin soft and supple and also provides protection against infections. It contains the natural goodness of olive oil, almond oil and licorice.

  • Olive oil contains Vitamin E that helps provide nourishment, protection and softens the skin as it has antimicrobial properties. It has a soothing effect on your baby’s gentle skin.

  • Almond oil is a natural skin softener which acts as an excellent moisturizer to your baby’s skin. Vitamin A present in this oil fights against infections and promotes bone development.

  • Licorice soothes and protects your baby’s skin. It also provides relief against swelling, itchiness and redness of skin.

  • It should be applied liberally on your baby’s skin after bath.

2. Himalaya Baby Shampoo

  • This is a no tear-gentle baby shampoo formulation that helps nourish, soften and improve your baby’s hair shine, leaving it soft and smelling fresh. It contains ingredients like hibiscus, chickpea and khus-khus.

  • Hibiscus has oils which act as natural conditioner that make hair soft and promote its growth.

  • The chickpea is a natural source of protein that nourishes the hair and makes it shiny and healthy.

  • Khus-Khus has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and also provides cooling effect to your baby’s hair.

  • Apply a little amount on your baby’s wet hair, lather and rinse well with normal water.

3. Himalaya baby powder

  • This baby powder helps eliminate dryness and keeps your little one’s skin cool and comfortable. The main ingredients are almond oil, olive oil, khus-khus and natural zinc.

  • Olive oil containing Vitamin E helps nourish, protect and soften the skin. It also has several antimicrobial properties that provide soothing effect to your baby’s soft skin.

  • Almond oil is a wonderful skin softener that helps moisturize your baby’s skin. Vitamin A helps fight infections and promotes bone development.

  • Khus-Khus helps keep your baby dry throughout the day as it has anti-stringent and anti-perspiring properties.

  • Natural zinc has traditionally been used in various Ayurvedic preparations as it contains several antiseptic properties.

  • It should be applied to the delicate areas of your baby’s body like face, knees and elbows after bathing.

4.Himalaya baby bath

  • This is a unique formulation for your baby’s bath. It contains the natural goodness of fenugreek, chickpea and green gram to cleanse your baby’s skin safely.

  • Fenugreek has been used in Ayurveda for its moisturizing properties. It provides hydration to your baby’s gentle skin.

  • Chickpea gently cleanses and soothes your baby’s skin. It is known to cure skin diseases and its antioxidant properties helps fight against dandruff.

  • Green gram helps in making your baby’s skin soft and supple as it cleanses the skin of its dirt without any irritation.

  • It can be applied directly to your baby’s body or with a sponge, then lather and rinse thoroughly.

These four products are my All Time Favorite , and they are absolutely must have when it comes for travel !

I hope my  list of Himalaya baby products will help you in taking the best care of your baby.

Do share your views about how these baby products helped your baby’s growth and development in the comments section below.

Availability : You can find the Himalaya products across all supermarkets, hypermarkets, pharmacies and Himalaya retail outlets.

It is also available online at http://www.himalayawellness.com

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Until next post,

xoxo

priya 

BH Cosmetics – Most Affordable Brushes ever…

The makeup brushes are a must ! IF you’re a beginner / intermediate / expert, you still need brushes for applying, blending , setting , and all other necessary steps to have a complete look of your choice !

There are million brands in the market which sell brushes. Some are highly expensive , some are not ! For a beginner, I would always recommend some basic must-have brushes and from an affordable makeup .

So, one such brand which I have fallen into is BH Cosmetics.

About  BH Cosmetics :

BH Cosmetics goal is simple- we think that when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you do great things! So BH is here to help you realize your vision, at a price you just can’t beat!

 Inspired by the variety of styles and trends, cultures and ethnicities that make up the city of angels, L.A.- BH Cosmetics is the brand for everyone. BH Cosmetics brings style and glam to the world at a price everyone can afford.  With BH Cosmetics you can express your individuality with one bold, brilliant & beautiful color at a time.

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Let’s talk about their brushes now :

BH Cosmetics Metal Rose 11 pc Brush set ( A beautiful rose gold pouch along with a set of 11 brushes)

You can create a full face looks like a pro with this metal rose brush set. The ultra soft, synthetic brushes will work with liquids, creams and powders for flawless application everytime.

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How classy they look ? I love the packaging so much ! 

Lets look at the brushes included in this set :

  • Powder Brush
  • Flat Buffer Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Pointed Crease Brush
  • Blending Brush
  • Angled Blending Brush
  • Round Smudge Brush
  • Flat Concealer Brush
  • Oval shadow Brush
  • Brow/Liner Brush
  • Lip Brush

I love these brushes so much, and I have been using this for few days and they are extremely of good quality. what do you think?

You can buy these brushes at http://www.bhcosmetics.com/brushes/brush-sets/metal-rose-11-piece-brush-set-with-cosmetic-bag.

Until Next post,

xoxo

priya

 

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