Five Friday Favorites #6

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Hey everyone!

As you all know by now, I’m at my home in India right now for vacations. Ofcourse I haven’t got all my bath, body and makeup stuff.

So the products I’ve been using are either ones I’ve bought here or the ones I had left at home or what I’ve got for my sister from the US or the ones my sister bought when I wasn’t here. And my favorites too are from those products!

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Nivea Lip Butter Caramel Cream Kiss Review, Pictures.

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I remember reading Radhika’s review on this lip butter some time back and I was literally craving to try this 😛 and when I came to US, this was one of the first few things I bought 😛 and it turned out to be so much more awesome than I ever imagined it to be.

And it’s also one purchase that I am in absolute love with ever since I bought it. I can keep sniffing at it all day long. Okay, enough! I’ll get on to the proper review now 😀

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Budget Makeup Starter Kit.

Hello everyone 🙂

Here we go with another long pending post from my drafts!

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These days all girls want to look their best and simple makeup just helps them achieve the right look. But not everyone can afford high-end makeup, and that shouldn’t discourage anyone as these days there is a plethora of good-quality options out there in the market at various prices!

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My February haul.

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I have been a good girl these 2 months and limited my expenditure on makeup. Yayy!!! I had not put a ban on myself but rather decided to make wise purchases such that I don’t waste money and only buy stuff that I’ll definitely use! And more or less, I have obeyed this decision well.

Earlier I was literally hoarding the same kindof stuff, read – eyeliners and kajals and felt super guilty – oh! Another new liner!! Now, I am trying new things other than eyeliners and have no guilt whatsoever. I have ventured into blushes just this year and loving them. Also, I am liking face makeup more than eye makeup – I am seriously in love with compacts 😀 I don’t use foundation or primer and recently I am exploring building coverage with powder and loving the results!

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The China Kitchen.

Hello everyone J
Yesterday, I went to a party at The China Kitchen, Hyatt. It was a casual dinner by my Dad’s friend. Chinese food is one of my most favourite but this was my first time trying authentic Chinese cuisine. And well, I won’t say I loved it. I would say that our very own Punjabi-Chinese food is better or rather one definitely needs to build up their taste for authentic Chinese.
We had quite a lot of food, tried a lotttt of dishes!
I liked the chicken soup, lamb in the appetizers and the kung pao chicken the best. J
And then the desserts ,….. they were heavenly! Chocolate fondue, brownies, all types of fruits, chocolate mousse… J loved them all !:)
Sadly, I couldn’t click pictures of anything including myself!
I had used these products.
Colorbar black liquid eyeliner. I tried a little winged kindof eyeliner. Its not too visible in the pic, is it?
Maybelline hyper curl mascara. I’m in love with this these days J
Maybelline clear glow compact.
That’s my top itself in the background.. hehe
And my watch and my favourite Accessorize butterfly bracelet J
Have a great weekend everyone J

REVIEW: Nivea visage oil regulating toner.

According to Nivea,
Nivea Visage oil regulating toner containing skin’s own carnitine helps regulate sebum production while thoroughly clarifying the skin without drying it out. Mixed to oily skin needs special cleansing that keeps skin long lastingly shine free.
RESULT: the skin is thoroughly clarified and mattified with a pure and hydrated feeling.
BEAUTY ADVICE: Apply with a cotton pad, cleansing face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
SKIN COMPATIBILITY DERMATOLOGICALLY APPORVED.
Key Ingredients: aqua, SD alcohol 9.15% v/v, glycerin, aluminium chlorohydrate, carnitine, aloe barbadensis, panthenol, PEG,-40 hydrogenated castor oil.
Price: INR 149/- 125ml
Best before 30 months from mfd.
Available at all drugstores, departmental stores and online stores.
My experience:
This is the first toner I’ve ever used, except for Rose Water. I have quite an oily skin and so a toner helps in keeping the oil in check by maintaining the pH balance of the skin.
This toner comes in a light green coloured bottle with a white flip top cap. The cap shuts tightly and is travel friendly too.
The toner itself is a transparent water like liquid. I don’t particularly like its smell. It’s a bit too strong for me.
I use this by dabbing some on a cotton pad and applying it on my face softly, after washing my face. But by evening, my face does turn oily again. Then again it also depends upon the weather conditions. Lately it has been quite humid here in Delhi.
This toner definitely does what it claims though I wouldn’t say completely, but then my skin is too oily. It does keep the oil secretion in check.
I have heard some toners sting on application on face, but this one doesn’t sting at all.
It also does not make my face dry out or anything unwanted. I guess the glycerin in it keeps the skin hydrated.
After applying this, my face feels fresh n clean. It gets absorbed in under a minute.
I’ve been using it since July It’s about to get over now (and then I’ll start with my TBS toner… yippee). But it would easily last about 3 months for anyone else. Mine has gotten over so soon because my sister also uses this sometimes so for one person this is enough for about 3, even 4 months depending on the quantity you use.
Overall, I like this toner quite a lot and would definitely like to repurchase if I don’t find a better one. J
Why you’ll like it:
1)     Reasonable price.
2)     Sturdy and attractive packaging.
3)     Prevents shine on face.
4)     Doesn’t sting on application.
5)     Gets absorbed quickly.
6)     Makes face feel fresh.
Why you’ll dislike it:
1)     Its not alcohol free.
2)     Strong smell.
To buy or not to buy?
Buy.
It’s a decent toner for mixed to oily skin at a great price!
My rating:
8/10
DISCLAIMER:
1)       ALL PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY ME, AND I’M NOT BEING PAID TO WRITE THIS REVIEW, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
2)      ALL IMAGES ARE MINE UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE AND PLEASE DO NOT COPY THEM WITHOUT PERMISSION.

REVIEW-Nivea fruity shine and vitamin shake lip balms.

Who said I can’t buy makeup during an eyeliner ban? If I can’t buy eyeliners, I can definitely hoard up lip balms :p
And that’s what I’m doing! Lol
I bought another (yes, another! ) Nivea lip balm over the weekend!
Nivea vitamin shake lip balm – cranberry and raspberry.
This one I’d really been lusting after ever since I saw its preview on Ankita’s blog here.
I couldn’t find it in any of the usual online stores I shop from and then guess what, I spotted it in my neighbourhood small makeup store. I was sooo happy.
Ok, so here it is in the spotlight… TaDaaa….
 

And here are my two nivea babies together,

Nivea fruity shine pink guava which I’d bought some time back. You can see here.








PRICE: INR 129
QUANTITY: 4.8g
WHAT NIVEA SAYS ABOUT THIS: Delicious guava scent and rich ingredients for extremely soft and glossy lips in a luscious deep red tone.
MY EXPERIENCE: It gives a slight pinkish tint, which looks very pretty on the lips. It also has some visible shimmer. Nothing OTT. And no gritty sparkles or anything, just mild shimmer that gives a nice shine to lips. Its fragranceis heavenly. Seriously I just love it!! It doesn’t have any taste. I love it to the core mainly because on the lips it gives the appearance of a soft lip gloss, rather than a lip balm. Though it is quite moisturizing just like a true lip balm 🙂 Its absolutely perfect for school and college going girls.

 
 
Nivea vitamin shake cranberry and raspberry.
PRICE: INR 139
QUANTITY: 4.8g
MY EXPERIENCE: is also slightly tinted, but much less than the fruity shine one. It doesn’t have any shimmer. Actually, this gives only a slight glossy effect to the lips without any visible tint or shine. Its fragrance is great Jit even has a slight sweet taste to it, which I love. Great for kissing  😉 This too is very moisturizing. It’s perfect for daily use. It also has SPF 10.
Another USP of the vitamin shake lip balm is the pretty swirls it has!
See,
 
SWATCHES:
 
 
 








Both these lip balms are absolutely great. Very easy on the pocket, on the lips they look really pretty and you won’t even feel like you’re wearing anything. So, what are you waiting for, go buy some lip candies J HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Other variants available are:
For nivea fruity shine,
Pomegranate
Cherry
Strawberry
For vitamin shake,
Acai Berry and Wild Apple
Visit site here for more details.

To buy or not to buy?
definitely buy!

My rating:

10/10 for fruity shine
9/10 for vitamin shake




DISCLAIMER:
1) ALL PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY ME, AND I’M NOT BEING PAID TO WRITE THIS REVIEW, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
2) ALL IMAGES ARE MINE UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE AND PLEASE DO NOT COPY THEM WITHOUT PERMISSION.

Small haul ;)

I’ve been literally lusting after so many beauty and makeup products since a few months, especially after following a few wonderful beauty blogs religiously. And I’ve seriously made a hugeeee wish list based on reading these blogs (I won’t go into that wishlist because it’s really too huge by now…he he)
But yeah I hauled some stuff today and I love all of them. Of course I had read lots of reviews before buying these to avoid wasting money on useless products. Being a college student, can’t spend a lot na 😛
So, this is all I bought.
I’ll write reviews on them soon, till then, enjoy the pictures 🙂

And these are the products separately

Nivea fruity shine lip balm, in pink guava.
INR 129

Its packaging is super cute 🙂 with a pink cover and stars and a high heeled shoe made on it!! 🙂

Maybelline color bloom lip balm.
INR 99

These lip balms are just great for everyday use in college, they look just like gloss.

Nivea oil regulating toner.
INR 149

I’ve never used a toner before, will definitely review this one 🙂

Maybelline ultra liner brown.
INR 225

I’d wanted a brown eyeliner since so long. It’s so surprising that I have eyeliners in so many different colours but didn’t have a basic brown one. I had shortlisted 3 eyeliners in brown.

Maybelline lasting drama swirl gel eyeliner, faces long wear eyeliner pencil in metal brown and Maybelline ultra liner. Though the ultra liner had the least priority since its liquid but I just saw it at the Maybelline counter today and when the SA swatched it on my hand it was such a gorgeous chocolate brown colour, I had to buy it. 😛

But I guess I will most probably buy the other two also, soon. Before this, I’ve only used lakme insta liner and lotus opulence liquid eyeliner, amongst liquid liners. I found the lotus one pretty easy to use but seeing this Maybelline one, lotus looks sooo expensive. Maybelline is giving 7.3 ml for INR 225 and lotus gives 4 ml for INR 195! I would probably check out the black one in this Maybelline ultra liner range after I finish my lotus one!

So, that’s it with my tinyy haul 😛 will be back soon with reviews 🙂

Good night:)