Summer Lov’in 15 : Skincare

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Hi Beauties,

  This summer had been experimenting with loads of stuff, as was travelling too so got introduced to some new skincare stuff too I think I will be doing this Summer Lov’in 15 tag with all the products like skincare , makeup, polishes perfumes showing the stuff  I had been loving this summer…

I have a combination acne prone skin which breaks out very fast if anything doesn’t go well with me, so have to be very cautious in picking a daily skincare routine! I ‘m a lazy person cannot stick to things I mostly like to change or just skip in a while mostly just leave things in the middle but this time I have been good and using my daily skincare regularly to keep things a bit on point this summer 😉 And these was the things which I have been reaching for everyday as these are keeping my skin balanced.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine Face Wash : Starting with the face wash so I’m currently loving this  pore & shine face wash, smells fresh, lathers good & balanced my skin oils…a good pickup for the morning.

Clinique Acne Solutions Calrifying Lotion :  The holy grail product for me a clarifying lotion ..a toner which I use after washing my face, helps keeping all the breakouts on the bay. Actually when I was travelling my skin was very unbalanced …excess of oil, white heads and few breakouts …was very annoyed and at Sephora I picked this as already I had tried this and it worked…my skin got balanced and the breakouts were calm. But I would like to tell that this is very strong , drys and stings a bit  so try in store if you have a sensitive skin.

Ole Henriksen 3 little wonders mini collection: Bought this from Sephora during my trip to Vegas…as I was looking for something travel friendly so picked this. ..quite liking it my skin feels good! It’s the Ole Henriksen 3 little wonders mini collection which consists of

Truth serum Collagen Booster 5 source bit C complex which brightens, supports healthy collagen & antioxidant  protection….smells like oranges and can say a light serum absorbs well leaving a sheen on skin. I use this at night and I was amazed  with it that in the morning I have bright looking skin from the first use.

Invigorating Night Gel 12 source AHA complex gives smooth texture minimize pores & even outs skin tone…nice gel which hydrates. I use it after the serum and feel it gives the right hydration to my face which it needs.

 Sheer Transformation which hydrates & nourishes, diminishes dark spots and also gives protection against free radicals…and daytime moisturizer which I liked not heavy can be worn under makeup.

I mostly use these at night except the sheer transformation which I use in day and I ‘m seeing results …don’t go on the size it was enough for me to last a month …thinking of getting full size.

Ponds Flawless White ultra luminous serum : I like serums more than creams as they feel a bit heavy on my skin specially in summer. .one more serum I’m liking is this..helped me fade some breakout scars, absorbs well & feels light on skin.. took this with me also from here.

Loreal Extraordinary Facial Oil :Yes this…talked about this so much on my insta page before too….just love it  it’s looks like oil but absorbs like serum..moisturises & also locks the moisture in the skin ..a blend of precious oils like Rosemary ( antibacterial), Rose (tone improvement), Lavender & lavadin (promotes collage), Roman Chamomile (soothing), Germanium( soothing), Orange peel( collagen protection) and Marjoram( antibacterial)… I say it “good skin” in a bottle……smells so relaxing even my hubby got addicted to this . Best for fresh plumpy looking skin, mostly using it at night as its so relaxing or whenever I’m not going out.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Spf 55: Again a Neutrogena product which is a repurchase too..yes its soooo amazing super matt  no stickiness or white film on skin best everyday sunscreen….highly recommended!

So these are the products I ‘m loving this summer… did you try any new product which you are loving do share yours too maybe I like to try!

Review : Clarins Kit Sourcils “Pro”

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Hi beauties,

So keeping with the hottest trend of the season tried the Clarins Kit Sourcils “Pro” eyes & eyebrow kit which is multi functional. It comes with a double ended applicator , a spooly, a pair of tweezers , highlight powder, eyebrow setting wax and three powder eye shadows.

The packaging is so elegant…. a fashion statement , also has a large mirror on the inner side.Besides being pretty to hold its very travel friendly and functional. I love how it has everything for grooming your eyebrows on the go but with a style….well done Clarins!

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The eyeshadows a well pigmented enough to tint your brows  to look natural (rather than giving them a tattooed look which is not happening at all ) and the wax is just perfect to hold the brows in place.The eyesshadows can be used on the eyelids beautiful shades specially the taupy one.

How I use it to get a darker tint and full brow look, I use the wax with the spooly and comb along the eyebrow hair before applying the eyeshadow to the brows… applying wax before will give a stronger tint as the eyeshadow adheres to the wax and give thicker fuller look…when I finish I again comb with the spooly to get the naturally hairlike looking eyebrows.

The highlighter is also well pigmented , matte and with a pink undertone…does its job well.

This  season eyebrows are more in focus and why not…as it not only frames the face but also bring focus to the eyes.Thick full brows give a more young look to the face also…a tip* to get more full eyebrows just rub some castor oil when you are going to bed to nourish and grow more brow hairs.

If you want to try this Clarins Kit Sourcils “Pro it is available at the Clarins counter at Debenhams, Sephora, Wojooh and Vavavoom stores.

Review : Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows

 

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Had been using these  Clarins Ombre Matte  cream to powder eyeshadow pots from the Clarins Autumn Lady like Collection  which lipsticks I reviewed Here…so loving these honestly I was not a big fan of matte eye shadows as I thought they look dry chalky, not much attractive and muddy but as I am using these I feel the matte too can look so good…as more of these are matte except one, which are just perfect for daytime natural look.

All blend so well, well opaque , very smooth to apply…..as it says cream to powder on touching it doesn’t have that creamy texture its more like pressed powder texture. The sparkly grey is not like sparkly sparkly instead it gives nice sheen metallic sheen its gorgeous…its my favorite.

I have got the 6 shades which are

01 Nude beige

02 Nude Pink

03 Taupe

04 Rosewood

05 Earth

(All Matte)

06 Sparkly grey ( Metallic Sheen)

I swatched them so you can see how they look .

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There is also an eyeshadow primer or as it says Instant Light Eye perfecting Base which itself can be worn alone as its tinted..all you need with this an eyeliner! Wearing under the eyeshadows gives it longevity and also the color payoff is much more better.

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Overall I found these eyeshadows quite neutral that can be worn everyday with out any hassle as they are so easy to blend.. even with fingers. The packaging is so travel friendly….can be tossed in your makeup bag without any worries.

Available at the Clarins counters at Vavavoom, Debenhams, Sephora and Faces.

 

 

Store Review : SEPHORA at Gatemall

header Hi Beauties, This weekend visited the GateMall and how couldn’t not go to Sephora ;)…so thought why not give you a tour of the store and show some amazing finds I found instore.I am personally really very impressed with their own Sephora makeup …its so amazing, the quality, well pigmented and is at a affordable price….some of them are just my faves, use them everyday. The Sephora at Gate mall is nice,well arranged and the staff is super friendly…the beauty consultant was so nice to give me a tour around the store. Fell in love with the fall colors in Outrageous Rouge Extreme liquid lipstick which has a semi matte to glossy finish , very comfortable on lips, very very long lasting and so pigmented.Once set doesn’t move for hours like the Sephora Rouge Lip creams. Long lasting lipsticks are the new lipstick revolution, but taking them off is a real pain, looks so good but can leave you lips dry and cracky if not removed properly! For that they had an Ultimate Oil in gel lipstick remover for it which was good to take off these lip stains, just massage it on the lipstick, it dissolves and get off in a sec….loved it…if you are looking that takes of the long lasting lipstick without drying the lips than this is for you. collagelips1

Tried the new Sephora Kiss Me Balm too, they are so cute lightly tints your lips and moisturizes them.Also tried the Sephora Color Adapt Lip Balm which is quite similar to the Dior Addict Lip glow. collagelips2 Awesome makeup removers for face and eyes, which also now come in wipes also and available in travel friendly packaging too.     collage1 Got introduced to their skincare range too which have many natural ingredients like Green tea , ginseng & also had mineral oils. A full range for skincare with serums , day & night treatments. They also have now body scrubs , masks, energizing face mists and also multi use depuffing eye mask. collageskin2Saw this Sephora Metamorphosis exfoliating powder which I found interesting,which says “This powder scrub provides double-action exfoliation—through a gentle chemical peel and micro cellulose powder—to smooth and soften skin texture instantly and make the complexion radiant. It may be used once a week alone or mixed with a daily cleanser, and is gentle enough for all skin types, even sensitive skin. …..free from Parabeens”

Looking forward for trying the Pore & Fine line filler which says,’ For a flawless, even complexion with a “no make-up” finish, this incredible primer optically corrects minor skin imperfections, smoothes the skin’s texture and instantly fills in fine lines. It’s the must-have product for all women who want to get a flawless complexion in seconds’…looks promising.collageskin1 Tried the Sephora X Factor nail polish which had lots and lots of  beautiful colors …do try it lasts for mmin5 days without chipping and the glitter range is so so gorgeous. If you love to do you nails every other day than the Sephora nails prep & prime collection that you must have protects and makes the color last long. collagenail1 collagenail2 Sephora has a good range of bronzers , highlighters, concealers & color correctors availalable in stick & retractable pencils too. …i personally love the primer. Swatched the powder highlighters you can see them below   collageprepprime collagehighlighter   Sephora eyeshadow palettes are a must have good quality , well payoff of color and gorgeous packagings.The sleek eyeshadow singles & quads are collectibles, a huge color range to choose from, all available in matte and shimmery shades …… so travel friendly.Check the swacthes from the Sephora IT Palette Neutralscollageeyeshadow1 collageeyeshadows2 collageeye3 Below are the full swatches from the Sephora eyeliner range…these are also available in matte  and shimmery colors. Also swatched the eyebrow pencils which are available in 6 colors. collageeyelinerandeyebrow Spotted a limited Sephora Value pack which has 8 products from the Sephora Makeup favorites , a well picked collection…was 35 Kd before now only for 26Kd. Hurry up if you want this in your collection only limited pieces left. collagevaluepack Also a good range of Urban Decay, Too faced , Marc Jacobs, GlamGlow, Huda Beauty Lashes & nails, Dior , Givenchy Guerlain, Lancôme, Makeup forever and Bare minerals…but Chanel soon to come in store. collageud2 collageud1 collagetoofaced      collagemarc   collagelancome   collageglamglow   collagehudanailscollageh collagecounters collagebareminerals     So this is for now, hope you enjoyed the store review…let me know any of your favorites or you want to try from the Sephora collection.

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Review : Sephora Color My Life Eyes & Lips Palette

 

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Hi beauties,

Got this Sephora Color my Life Eyes & lips palette on which I wanted to share my thoughts, I love Sephora palette it looks like a tablet, beautiful neon pink colored from outside.

So love the Sephora eyeshadows, they are amazing I must say  …this also a beautiful compiled pallete for eyes & lips containing shimmery to semi matte 36 eyeshadow shades plus 6 translucent lipglosses.

Has lovely day & night looks all in one place like

Sunday Brunch

Coffee Break

Always in Love

Happy Hour

Girls Night Out

Date Night

Very well pigmented & finely milled… can say very good for starters.Use a eye primer and you will have the beautiful color payoff…so many lovely colors to play with.You can see the swatch below, will be doing some looks using this so stay tuned as I am so inlove with it ♥

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Sephora Haul

 

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A trip to Sephora results a Sephora haul 😉 got  Sephora Rock’in Brazil eyeliners in Pink, green & lime all come in duo with black liner…as this came last month in 4 colors but the blue was out of stock :/…… you can check more about it here

http://thebeautygossiper.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/sephora-diva-carioca-agua-de-rio/

As much I love lipsticks I also have a huge crush on eyeliners and if they are colored <3… Love them swatched in store truly pigmented #summermusthave , will be doing ‘ How to wear colored liner in different ways’ soon so stay tuned.

Got a nailpolish also from the Paint Rio in neon in firecracker pink very cute color loving it its very summery.Also got a complimentary mini Sephora moisturizer and Sephora waterproof eyemakeup remover….didn’t use these yet but will soon post my review on these.

 

 

Product Review : Sephora It Palette Color Spectrum

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Hi Beauties,

I always go for eyeshadow palettes as they are easy to carry around with  a no. of good shades without the hassle of choosing & packing the single ones. Got this Sephora It Palette Color Spectrum which is a trendy pack of colors, catering both nude & neutral  to bold & bright color lovers.

 

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Left to Right first row : Luminous nude(Eye highlighter) , Rich Chocolate, Radiant Pink, Brilliant Yellow, Magnetic Aqua, Vivid White.

Left to Right second row : Soft Nude (matte base) ,Bold Bronze , Prismatic Purple , Iridescent Green, Blue Crystal Charcoal black.

Brushes : Double ended all over shadow brush & Eyeliner brush

Eyeliner Black Pencil

The packing is very interesting, a fresh colored springy fabric palette with chevron stripes denoting perfectly the eyeshade colors inside. Its packed with 12 gorgeous eyeshades ……. A magnificent palette with warm neutrals,cool bolds , shimmery & matte ones… all….a true palette love it. It has everything to create a fresh or trendy eye look giving a chance  to play around and experiment with colors for everyday looks or any special occassion.

The texture of the eyeshadows are also very buttery, blends so well besides being pigmented perfect to give bold eye look. Just use a eyeshadow primer under it too get the good color payoff .In my opinion its a perfect palette with all the colors I use on everyday basis  ….a must have palette for spring<3

I created a party fun look or can say springy look with a pop of color using the bold colors in the palette  …hope you enjoy it.

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Its available at Sephora : 13.750 Kd .