Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Bellabox May Unboxing And Review


 Bellabox May Review And Unboxing

Sometimes life gets dull and boring with nothing new and only disappointment in some fronts of life. I was going through same for last few weeks, as I am trying to get a new job here and nothing is working, so I was a bit stressed out and obviously I miss family a lot. So while going through all these storms I saw discounted bellabox membership and what could be the best way of pampering myself with some surprise from me to me than this beauty box  :D. Oh as you know ....makeup and such things boost my mood and lift my spirits, like many of us :).

Then, I just placed my order for the month of May and the day it was supposed to arrive I was feeling super excited. Here it was, bella box a little bundle of joy for all those who love makeup and beauty products.  I got the following products in my bella box:


  Derma-e purifying 2-in-1 charcoal mask - I have never used any charcoal face mask and was really eager to try one someday. I got this sample size tube of  derma-e purifying 2-in-1 charcoal face mask with marine algae and activated charcoal which claims to exfoliate away micropollutants and decongests pores of excess sebum, toxins and dirt. This tube can be used for 3-4 times. I have used it once and found it so good that I am thinking of buying one full size tube for my mum.


Bellabox May Review And Unboxing



   Burt’s bees pink grapefruit moisturizing lip balm - This lip balm has a scent you will easily get addicted to as its absolutely divine. It is enriched with nutritious, tropical pink grapefruit seed oil and vitamin E and C. I am loving its delicious citrus flavour and it makes lips really soft.


Bellabox May Review And Unboxing



            Avon cream samples - This months bellabox contains two Avon nutraeffects active seed day cream and night cream samples which are sufficient for one time use. Well I don't think I am going to use these as these are not for my skin type. But yes, my husband has dry skin so he can definitely use these. And I am sure he will like these as Avon products rarely disappoint.


  Bellabox May Review And Unboxing


        Blossom kochhar aroma magic reviving oxy pack - Now this is something I was really excited to use and see the difference it will bring to my skin. It is free of parabens, alcohol, artificial fragrance, colour and harsh chemicals. It claims to detoxify, condition and heal the skin while locking moisture. It has extracts of white lotus, grapefruit and witch hazel which helps increase blood circulation leaving the skin refreshed and energised. The quantity is sufficient to use approx 3 times. I did apply it last night and today I am loving the glow it has brought to my face, making my skin look really healthy.


Bellabox May Review And Unboxing



   Karen murrell lipstick in shade Rymba Rhythm - It is a bright red lipstick with orange undertone. It is a product I was longing for as it is all natural and I love vegan products. It has avocado oil, cinnamon, primrose oil and carnauba wax as its main ingredients. It smells really nice.


Bellabox May Review And Unboxing



      Palmer’s cocoa butter formula multi effect perfecting facial oil -I already got 2 samples of same palmer's perfecting facial oil and haven't used any as I have oily skin, I stay away from facial oils. And it's so small that I can't even gift it to someone. So again, it's for my hubby. :P


Bellabox May Review And Unboxing


It is the best way of self pampering and a women truly deserves to be spoilt with pampering. ;) A beauty box which is really cheap, contains 1 or 2 full and other sample size products and is delivered to your doorstep. It costs only $15 per month and you can cancel the subscription at any time of the month. 


 Bellabox May Review And Unboxing


Full thumbs up for this pretty Bella Box from me for bringing little happiness into my life and making such a box which has enough variety and which justifies the cost. I am pretty happy with the charcoal mask and Karen Murrell lipstick which is vegan and I prefer such products. 

- Perfect for gifting
- Best way of self pampering
- Real cost of two full sized products is way more than the box itself
- Totally worth the money  
- Fast delivery


I will surely recommend and repurchase this bella box. As of now, I am enjoying it. You also try it out at least once. The little surprises will surely make you happy :)

Love to all

Ritcha :)

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Shades Of Grey - OOTD


 
It seems like weather is playing with us these days. One moment it is sunny and other moment it starts raining, one moment it is all calm and other moment it gets super windy.

O my my the moment I posed, it got super windy, then came the natural expressions :P hehehe

 


And when you have to go out, toughest part is to decide what to wear and how many layers. I said how much as sometimes you need multiple layers to protect yourself from cold winds.


 


But then there are benefits too, you can wear anything you want and just need to layer it with a cardigan or jacket, depending upon changing weather and how much cold you feel. In these pictures  I am wearing a tube dress which I bought during my graduation but never had chance to wear it. Yes, it is old still I love it and its so comfy which makes it perfect for all outings.




 

Anddd I am crazy for boots, so much that I love to wear boots with anything and everything, but that's not possible. I need to add many more in my collection, also I like to keep my feet warm and wearing boots with a short dress makes it look sexy. These leather boots are a gift from my mom, she wanted me to buy these as she knew how much I adore boots. And these are so comfortable that I can walk and dance in these whole day :)


 

 
  

Boots - Bata
Cardigan - Target
Dress - Secret Chamber :P

Well these pictures were not supposed for outfit post as these were clicked just for random fun but these came out really nice, so I though of putting these together in a post. Hope you enjoyed these and I always love to read your lovely comments and compliments.



xoxo
Ritcha

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD


 Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD

Today I am here with the review of a darling product of mine "Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde". This is my first illuminator/ highlighter which I have absolutely adored. Well this is an amazing product, though as the name says it is an eye shadow palette yet as long as I remember I have always used it as highlighter :P. 

Wet n wild is a favorite among many who don't want to splurge much on makeup and I find the quality pretty nice for the price. Also you have many options for everything to choose from. They have a dupe for almost every lippy from MAC ;). All the shades of the palette are really easy to glide on and I think these will work amazingly on eyes too. ;).

But I love using it as an illuminator as it gives perfect sheen to my cheekbones and I love that glow.

Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD


How it works:  

Apply this cream shadow with the help of finger tips or using a pro brush.


Packaging:

These eye shadows come in a transparent plastic packaging. Though the quality is not that good but for the price it comes for, I found it perfect.It has shadows on one side and mirror on the other. As you can see in the pictures :)




What the brand says:
 

                          


 Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD



Ingredients: 




Price: 

$12.99 for 395.3oz/8.5g


Swatches and FOTD:

Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD

I am wearing it as highlighter in the pictures below and applied it very lightly for the natural sheen.

 Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde review and FOTD


My Views on Wet n wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Illuminator 395 Avant-Garde :

As I said I like using it as illuminator and to get that dewy and glossy look. I also used it when I did strobing and it made the look complete. I like using it only in night parties and in winters. But in humid weather, it does bleed. For that I would say my skin is super oily so it may be different for you.

I got this product as a gift from one of my cousin and it kept lying in my vanity for few months as I had enough eye shadows and was in no mood to try any other. But one day, when I was getting ready for a party I felt the urge to highlight my cheekbones but to my bad luck, I didn't have any good highlighter then. Then, this wet n wild palette caught my eye and I thought of giving it a try as highlighter. And for my sweet surprise it came up amazingly. 


I like how it came up and also my mum complimented me for that glow on my cheeks. Yeyyy *happy me*. Since that day I have been using it as highlighter. For me it proved that necessity is the mother of invention ...ohk, no invention....just my personal happiness ;)
This palette is worth more than you pay for it, so I would say it is a good value for money.


Overall Rating:

4/5

Monday, 16 May 2016

Beautify your skin and hair while asleep

 Beautify your skin and hair while asleep

We all have phases in life when we search for something for our skin which will enhance our beauty or skin and try new products, thinking that may be this way we will find some wonder product which will do magic :P

Butttt do you know something which is a necessity for all of us and is a part of our daily life, may work wonder for our beauty!! Yes I am talking about sleep.

Now you must be wondering that how can sleep make you more glowing and beautiful. Today I am here with all the answers and some will clear your mind about few things. Read on to know more-


1. Cleanse - This is the first step towards a beauty sleep and we all are aware of this one as going to sleep with makeup on will not only make you age faster but will result in other skin problems too. So sleeping with makeup on is a complete no. If you are lazy to wash your face then better keep makeup removing wipes near you and then clean your face using a good toner, as skin rests and goes under renewal process during night.




2. Moisturize - After cleansing and toning, apply a good night cream or moisturizer onto your face as there is nothing better than an overnight treatment. Use a cream depending upon your skin type and basic skin needs. I will talk in detail about this in one of my upcoming post.


 


3. Silk pillowcase - This is the most important factor of beautifying your skin and hair while asleep. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase instead of a regular one can do wonder for your skin and hair, no matter what your skin type is. It helps prevent hair tangling, split ends and premature ageing too. Isn't it really smart to get beauty benefits during sleep ;)


4. Air conditioner - Yes, I understand it is nearly impossible to sleep without switching the air conditioner on in scorching humid summers but you know it causes great harm to your skin and results in premature ageing and rough skin. So, best way is not to keep your air conditioner on full blast and don't make it target you, rather use a rotating fan and let the air circulate around in the room.


5. Beauty sleep - Now this is the most important point, beauty sleep. One needs to sleep for at least 7-9 hours every night as lack of sleep may result in dark circles, puffy eyes, dull skin and unhealthy hair. But in today's busy life people find it rather hard to get a good night's sleep, so better way is to try these tips; switch of all electronic devices which may disturb your sleep (excluding alarms :P), take a shower before going to bed, have a cup of chamomile tea and try to go to bed same time every night.



Have a sound sleep beauties and stay pretty always :)

Love ya
Ritcha :)

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink


 Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink



Matte lip colors are so in-vogue these days. All brands are have come up with matte range. I like matte lips more than glossy, so I was really excited to try on these super stay bold matte shades. Maybelline New York always comes up with something worth craving for and that too without making a hole in pockets. 

But is Superstay 24hr range worth your money!! Read on to know:


What the brand says:

Meet the 24hr matte lip colour that stretches the limits of long wear. Get soft and ultra-resistant to wear matte lip colour with micro-flex technology and an exclusive matte top coat. The only bold matte that's never flat and lasts 24 hours!


Why you will love it :

Lips get moisturised with on trend bold shades for 24 hours!


How to apply:

First of all apply the gloss all over the lips and leave on until lips feel completely dry. Now apply the matte topcoat balm which will eliminate the shine and leave the lips with a soft, on-trend, matte finish.


Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink





Ingredients: 


Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink



Shades Available: 



                                                                      Fire Coral

Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink 



Hot Brown


Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink




Peach Cocktail


Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink




Glamour Pink

 Maybelline Superstay 24hr Bold Matte in Fire Coral, Hot Brown, Peach Cocktail and Glamour Pink





Price: 

$22.95


My Views on Maybelline superstay 24hr bold matte:

 As you can see in the pictures, it is a dual ended product, with a lip gloss on one side and conditioning balm on other. When I first applied it, I just did what is said in instructions and left it there on lips to dry on. As I also wanted to see how it looks on its own, if I don't apply balm. But it felt so drying and heavy on lips. Then I applied balm over it and as it claims it did seal the colour on place and was just right. I mean the finish and the conditioning of balm nailed it for me. I use the balm on some other drying matte lipsticks too. It doesn't shine or gets heavy. You won't even feel it on lips but it makes your lips little moisturized and that tugging feeling goes away.

Though it will stay on lips for really long time but with little bit sticky feeling which bothers a bit. I am sure you have seen many bloggers rave about these matte lip colors, so am I. But you have too be little careful in applying it on lips as it can look patchy sometimes. Lips should be well hydrated and moisturized before wearing on these mattes.

One needs a good oil based makeup remover to remover this as it really gets stuck to the lips and its not possible to remove it with just any makeup remover.


Overall Rating:

3.5/5






 
The colors are true to their name - bold matte and if not, 24 hr stay, they surely stay for 10-12 hrs. But I felt a sticky feeling with these. Other than that, the colours are lovely and the quality is good. The conditioning balm on one end makes these stand out for me. Try them once. Even if for 1%, you won't like them, you will definitely use the balm with your other liquid lippies :)