A must have palette , ChriXtina Rocca – Beautiful you !

Hello everyone, hope you’re all having a fabulous day ! Summers are officially here , and its time for us to shine bright ! Its just not the glow on the face, also with bright , pastels, floral colors . Doesn’t it sound exciting ??? Well, I do…

Today, I’m reviewing a beautiful silky eye shadow palette by the brand called ” chriXtina Rocca “. For 12 ,  brightly pigmented shadows , you can find  no better value or quality than  this palette. The colors in this palette are so much fun! They’re all bright and very pigmented. That being said you can’t  really create a full look using this palette. There aren’t any neutrals to use as a crease color or a transition color , so you might need to dip into another palette to get the complete look. That being said it’s still beautiful and I love playing with bold colors, and this palette is packed with twelve  popping shades, so you  can  create dramatic looks with just one palette.

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TEXTURE, PIGMENTATION & COLOR PAYOFF :

  • This palette is amazingly pigmented. As you can see from the above picture, it is loaded with a pretty good selection of blues & purples, berry and some dark chocolates, for the smokey look as well. 
  • I didn’t find any of the colors applying streaky or chalky, and they were picked up by my synthetic brushes  which was good. The color applies as it is, depositing the maximum pigmentation in just one stroke. Few colors may tend to crease at the bottom, but that’s acceptable. 
  • The payoff was just insane ! The color on my oily lids with a base stood for about 6 hrs straight , making this palette worth every penny.

 

FUN LOOK I CREATED USING THIS PALETTE:

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I have used 3 different shades on the crease & on the overall lid.
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Eye shadow palette , eyeliner, eye brow pencil & Powder from ChriXtina Rocca.

As you can see, even on the bottom of my lash line, the purple shade shows up very well. what else do you need, when a color brightens your overall look. Agreed !

Hey, wait… its not the end ! I also loved using their  Eyebrow powders, Liquid eyeliner and Brow pencil.

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EYE LINER : 

 Lining and defining eyes has never been easier! Built with a uniquely thin and tapered felt-tip applicator, this  gives you careful control over subtle strokes and bold lines. Create winning looks with this rich, matte black finish that won’t smudge, flake, or take forever to dry. Cool and compact, this eyeliner  fits everywhere.

EYE BROW POWDER & PENCIL :

Soft powder that can be used on the eyebrows to fill the sparse areas and make them look more thick and even. Long lasting formula feels lightweight and comfortable on the eyebrows , yet is easy to remove; Ultra soft applicator for precise application; Fade and smudge, transfer and water proof so the brows stay fixed all day and all night …

This powder adheres to my skin and fills in my eyebrows completely and the color blends seamlessly for a natural, full appearance. The product lasted all day long, without having to reapply, and it didn’t smudge or feather.

These days, eyebrow definition is always at top hierarchy. This waterproof pencil defines the eye brow, and accentuate the arch just like that! Waterproof and comes in a range of colors. 

Overall, I’m really impressed with this amazing brand. They have a good quality , no harmful ingredients, easy to blend and work with it and most important – its highly affordable. 

These products are available at @Xpressionsstyle , @Carrefour UAE

https://goo.gl/ZKuFZk

Before, I say good bye ! Here’s a little information about the brand :

ChriXtina Rocca is a new generation cosmetic brand emerged from the same  maker of a few top International brands. The motto of the brand is to avail the best quality cosmetics at most affordable price. Its competitive quality and prices are taking it to the first row of cosmetic stands in most stores.

Apart from cosmetics, the brand has extended its products to lifestyle products including , beauty accessories , beauty tools , vanity bags , handbags and more.

Have you tried this brand ? Do let me know your thoughts…

 

xoxo

priya

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Karaja Touche Pastel Blush Review

Hi Beauties,

I have never had the chance to try the Karaja Cosmetics before although I have been seeing their kiosk frequently, whenever I visit Lifestyle stores, Sahara Center. And when I had the chance to try their products, their eyebrow definer pencil and their Lash Lift Mascara was my absolute favorite.

Slowly, after many uses, I got hooked up to their wonder box eye shadow palette, which is quite good in pigmentation and wear ability. And today I have come up with their, duo Blush palette.

Although I am not a fan of blush, this one grabs my attention because of its subtle colour , making it perfect for the hot summers in UAE.

So, let’s start reading more about it.

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Packaging: The blush comes in a Silver colored cardboard box with the name written on it. And that gives a nice touch to the packaging.

The blush comes in a glossy black square shaped pan, with a flip open. And it has got 2 different colors. A Lighter shade of pink and a darker peach. Both the colors are too cool for summer and they suit well for all the skin tones. It has a nice brush too.

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The Duo Blush with the little Brush

Texture & Pigmentation: The texture of the palette is powdery. It lies somewhere between a satin and powdery finish. The pink and the dark peach have been finely milled and it doesn’t have any glitters in it, which is a big plus for me.

The Pigmentation is pretty decent. The colour is able to build up, so blending is important the right amount of colour, if not ending up in too much of colour on the cheeks.

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Swatch of the Duo blush

Why I prefer? I absolutely love the colour of the blush. They are light, soft and can be used on a daily basis even for office wear. It gives a nice subtle glow and lovely tint of colour on your cheeks. I swirl the little brush in both the colors and apply it gently on my cheeks. Sometimes I prefer to use as two different blushes.

It stays good for about 4-5 hours maximum and then starts to fade. Since the product is quite pigmented, you do not need a lot of product. I would recommend using it small amount and building it up afterwards as per need.

I am not a blush junkie, but this is certainly special to me. I absolutely love the colors.

Will I Repurchase? Yes

My Rating? 4.5/5

Have you used this  before ? Are you aware of this Italian Brand ? Do let me know your thoughts too !

Until next post

xoxo

priya

 

SEPHORA INTENSIVE INSTANT MOISTURIZER + CREAM – DOES IT WORK???

Hey my loves, hope you are all having a great day ! Today’s review is about a very interesting product from Sephora Brand. As you all know, the summer have officially began and the days are too long now than usual now! :p 

Dehydration, dryness , lack of radiance , no brightness is all that every lady, or woman will face now. So the same thing happened to me as well, I was looking out for a good moisturizer, that should satisfy my skin thirst as well as be the perfect makeup base too.

WHY DID I CHOOSE THIS ONE ? 

Finding that one go-to moisturizer that combines the perfect fit for your particular skin with a price tag you can live with has proven to be a lifelong quest for a lot of us.  Not to mention that once you do find one, you’re skin is likely to change and start needing something else.

Well if you’re one who doesn’t want to spend high-end department store prices on your everyday products, Sephora Intensive Instant Moisturizer might be something to look at.  Described as a light yet very moisturizing cream, it’s oil free and suitable for all skin types.  Of course, all moisturizers will be more compatible with some skin types than other.  

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DESCRIPTION : A continuous source of moisture for stunning skin, even without makeup.

With fatigue, pollution , changes of temperature…… the skin produces less HYALURONIC ACID , a vertible ((natural reservoir)) for the skin’s hydration.

This nourishing moisturizer, enriched in a hyaluronic booster complex , has a dual action:

INSTANTLY, it recharges the skin with hyaluronic acid of natural origins, as if soaked in water, the skin is :

  • Smoother : 87%
  • More radiant : 81%
  • More beautiful : 84%

Day after Day, it helps the skin to produce more hyaluronic acid, for non-stop hydration that lasts up to 3 days after the last use.

The skin quality visibly improves. 

Clinically, proven tolerance and effectiveness, non- comedogenic. 

PACKAGING:

It comes in a transparent glass jar with WHITE cap. It is not a very comfortable packaging to take the product out (compared to pump type pack). The white  cap gets hand prints which require cleaning.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE SEPHORA MOISTURIZER:

This moisturizer absorbs into my skin very nice and quick. It makes me feel soft and smooth. It goes on creamy and smooth into the skin immediately, without any greasiness. It leaves me hydrated the whole day.

I always apply this on my face before using foundation.  I use this as my night cream as well. I cleanse my skin and apply this before bed. If the skin is very dry, I feel a burning sensation when applied initially. But after a day or two, this moisturizer will make the skin smooth and free from dryness.

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It is the best moisturizer I have ever tried. It is a very simple moisturizer with very subtle and clean scent. The fragrance is sweet and refreshing. When I apply this moisturizer, I feel moisturized the whole day. I also apply this to my hands. It feels very silky.

According to me, this product does a very good job for this price. Without a good moisturizer the foundation will also look very cakey and patchy. I feel it is a very good investment. 

The HYALURONIC ACID provides with instant radiance to the skin and makes the face well moisturized! And I have been using this for the past one whole month, it works very well. 

WHERE TO BUY ?

It is available across all the sephora counters, and can be availed online. 

http://www.sephora.ae

http://www.sephora.com

Retails for AED 89.

WILL I REPURCHASE ? Yes, Definitely !

CONCLUSION : It seems as though the biggest benefit you’ll get from this moisturizer  is as a decent moisturizer for all types of skin.   So if you want a decent affordable moisturizer, go with Sephora Intensive Instant Moisturizer. 

Would you buy it ? Let me know !

until next post,

xoxo

priya 

 

What’s New : Orsay – A New Flagship store open!

Hey Loves, hope you are all doing good! I would like to share my awesome experience I had yesterday at the flagship store opening of ORSAY, at Ibn Battuta Mall , Dubai.

The lovely & the lively event was held by ” The Idea Agency”, Dubai. In a nutshell, ORSAY is a German Brand worth 1.65 billion brought to U.A.E by Rubaiyat, Saudi Arabia’s leading fashion retailer.

Rubaiyat, Saudi arabia’s most renowned retailer created by Abdullah Binzagr and family, introduces ORSAY. ORSAY stands for YOUNG , FASHIONABLE, good value outfits, in which women can express their individual femininity at all times.

They have almost 640 shops present in 30 countries. One of the store is already opened in SAHARA MALL , Sharjah and the second store opened in Persia Court, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai.

The special grand opening ceremony highlighted by an amazing fashion show featuring the brand’s Spring / Summer 2017 collection. As you all know, the summer is gearing up in UAE, so the latest trends have to be a must for us ! 

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ORSAY – Flagship store is now open !

A little something about Rubaiyat : 

Celebrating 37 years at the forefront of the luxury retailing, Rubaiyat is a pioneer in bringing the fashion world’s leading brand names to Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Bahrain and enjoys the status of being the kingdom’s foremost leading luxury goods retailer , having expanded its product range from men’s fashion, ladies and children’s wear to include accessories, fragrance, crystal, silverware and designer home furnishings as well as jewelry and watches. 

Also Rubaiyat exclusively represents and operates more than 50 standalone franchised boutiques throughout Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.

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And the celebration continues with the Brand Manager

What the Brand Manager says? Romana Pristavu, Brand Manager, said; “ORSAY designs outfits for modern, self-confident women who wish to dress according to their personal taste and style, always staying chic, feminine and trendy. We offer our customers highly fashionable clothes and accessories which can be perfectly combined in themes, ensuring that they can always dress femininely no matter what the mood and occasion.”

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Me, my daughter with the Brand Manager Romana 

What does the Vice president of Marketing says ?  Antoun Abou Jaoude, Vice President Marketing, Rubaiyat, said: “As an established representative of more than 60 international luxury brands in Saudi Arabia, we are delighted to announce the launch of ORSAY into the UAE. ORSAY will cater to the UAE market where women freely express their taste and style in fashion. Our collections suit a broad range of women who look for charming, stylish and inspiring outfits for every occasion. ORSAY will offer in the region a well-coordinated product mix from Europe and Asia, resulting in a wide and constantly up-to-date selection of feminine outfits at an excellent ratio of style, quality and price We have initially opened two shops in the UAE and we are looking to expand the outlets in the coming years.”

My Overall Experience : The store had great summer / spring collections. As you all know spring & summer are meant to be flowery, light, pastels, neon and subtle colors. they had all that which was amazing. 

From a business formal, casuals, party wear, Evening dresses, to bags,clutches, accessories and scarf everything was on top point. Now, coming to the main area of focus, the PRICING !

I don’t have to comment on that part, as i request everyone of you to go and check personally, as they have amazing prices for the quality they offer. To give you a hint, there’s a price range for everyone. If you want to shop for AED 150, as a budget, go grab ! You get it for that price with better quality compared to other stores. Doesn’t it feel, so great. I honestly feel like going to store again on a weekday particularly during the noon, where the mall is quiet so that I can have some peaceful time for shopping. 

Overall, I am giving a 5 Star Rating, for this beautiful store! 

Last but  not the least, I cant take my eyes off the lovely gift they offered. A beautiful work bag in black, A light pink scarf and a pen drive ! Thank you Ms. Flor  for the pleasant invitation for the beautiful event. I would also extend my lovely wishes to The Idea Agency for collaborating with the leading fashion retailers. 

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Beautiful Array of dresses lined up !
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Aren’t they cool ? The Jewelry

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Fab collections 
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Some Sexy dresses

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Please visit the store, and I am sure you will find what you want! I cant wait to go to the store again! Lots of love……..

Until next post,

xoxo

priya