Friday, 30 September 2016

Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Washable Mascara | Review


About Brand:

From a small, family-owned business to the number one cosmetics company in America, Maybelline New York takes trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk, empowering women to make a statement, explore new looks, and flaunt their own creativity and individuality. Inspired by confident, accomplished women, Maybelline gives you scientifically-advanced formulas, revolutionary textures and up-to-the-minute, trendsetting shades effortlessly, affordably, beautifully. Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.

Product Description:

Volum' Express® The Colossal® Washable Mascara instantly plumps lashes for dramatic volume, without clumps. Colossal lashes in just one go! The volume-plumping formula contains collagen and the Mega Brush instantly achieves 9X the volume, all without any clumps.  Ophthalmologist tested.  Suitable for contact lens wearers.




Packaging:

The Maybelline colossal volum express mascara comes in yellow colored tube with purple colored text on it.



Price:

INR 400 for 10.7ml



Availability:

Available online at:
Nykaa
Amazon

Shelf Life:

3 years



Ingredients:

Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth 20, PEG/PPG 17/18 Dimethicone, Polyquaternium 10, Silica, Soluble Collagen, Simethicone, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Mica

How to use:

  • Sweep the Mega Brush from the root to tip of lashes to create instant volume
  • Do not let mascara dry in between coats

Product Experience:

  • The black wand contains fine bristles that enhance lash volume. 
  • The fine bristles coat every lash without causing clumps.
  • It lengthens and separates lashes and gives volume to otherwise limp 
  • The consistency is good to work with, not very runny neither very thick.
  • It really opens up my eyes and doesn't get to messy. 
  • The mascara lifts up the lashes for good 7-8 hours without any smudging.

Pros:

  • Availability
  • Affordable 
  • Vibrant packaging
  • Staying power
  • Doesn't weigh down the lashes 
  • Not messy
  • Dries quickly
  • Add volume to the lashes
  • Doesn't clump
  • Easy to apply

Cons:

  • Doesn't curl the lashes
  • Doesn't add 9x volume as it is claimed 

Tz rating


4.5/5

Would I repurchase this?


Yes

        Thursday, 29 September 2016

        Maybelline Color Show Blush – Creamy Cinnamon | Review


        About Brand:

        From a small, family-owned business to the number one cosmetics company in America, Maybelline New York takes trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk, empowering women to make a statement, explore new looks, and flaunt their own creativity and individuality. Inspired by confident, accomplished women, Maybelline gives you scientifically-advanced formulas, revolutionary textures and up-to-the-minute, trendsetting shades effortlessly, affordably, beautifully. Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.

        Product Description:

        Maybelline Color Show Blush is the new stellar blush on the block! The ultra smooth blush can be easily blended for a natural hue. A single application of the blush is good enough for a long lasting tint. It is an extremely light weight powder blush which will give you a fresh look minus the oiliness and shine! The non chalky texture makes the application process easy. Highly pigmented hence one application is good enough for naturally glowy cheeks! Available in 3 different shades.



        Packaging:

        Maybelline Color Show Blush comes in a small cute black pan with a clear lid. The packaging is very sturdy and travel friendly.

        Price:

        INR 299 for 7g



        Availability:

        Available online at:
        Nykaa
        Amazon

        Shelf Life:

        3 years



        Ingredients:

        Talc, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Ocentylsuccinate, Octyldodecyl, Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Methylparaben, Diethylexyl, Silica, BHT, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lauroyl Lysine, Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 7492, CI77499 /Iron Oxides, CI 77360/Red 30, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 16035/Red 40 LAKE.


        How to use:

        • Concentrate the color on the apples of your cheeks and blend well. 
        • Apply the blush along your cheekbones for instant contours.



        Product Experience:

        • Creamy cinnamon is an earthy and peachy cinnamon shade.
        • This shade is great for neutral, no-makeup looks and will easily flatter all skin tones.
        • The blush has really fine sparse mild shimmers in it.  
        • It blend like a dream on cheeks and the color is so easy to build. 
        • The texture of this blush is extremely smooth and finely milled. 
        • It feels really light, soft and satiny. 
        • The staying power of this blush on me was around 4 hours without fading. 


        Pros:

        • Affordable
        • Convenient packaging
        • Availability
        • Very pigmented
        • Fine and smooth texture
        • Looks very natural on the skin
        • Gives a smooth finish

        Cons:

        • I wish it were a little longer lasting

        Tz rating


        4.5/5


        Would I repurchase this?


        Yes

          Eyova Hair Nutrient with Egg Oil | Review


          Eyova is rich in essential fatty acids. The polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) derived from egg oil improve blood circulation and cell growth, thus stimulating hair growth. Eyova egg oil also combats inflammation, regenerates hair follicles and helps prevent hair loss.



          Product Description:


          EYOVA brings to you the goodness of eggs in an ‘oil new avatar’. Hair problems have become an inevitable part of our life. Apart from environmental impact, there a lot of things that we do ourselves to damage our hair e.g. using styling products, the chemicals commonly added in the form of shampoo and conditioners, our lifestyle etc. Your hair needs to be strong enough to fight these external conditions. Eyova provides the required nutrition to make them healthy from within. Eyova is a therapeutic oil; giving best results when you start early. It acts like a topical supplement which helps fight as well as prevent hair problems. 



          Packaging:


          The bottle comes in a cardboard box packaging. The hair oil comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a black flip cap to dispense the oil in just the right amount.



          Price:

          INR 590 for 50ml



          Availability:

          Available online at:



          Ingredients:

          Egg oil, Canola oil and Fragrance


          How to use:

          • Massage Eyova on your scalp and ensure it spreads evenly
          • Leave it on for 3 hours minimum or preferably overnight
          • Wash it off with any regular shampoo
          • Use it regularly, at least twice a week, for desired results

          Product Experience:

          • The oil spreads on scalp so easily, so all you need is few drops of it
          • The smell of the oil is very strong, I personally don't like the fragrance of it
          • I noticed my hair were shinier than before and it felt soft as well
          • I don’t see any significant difference in hair fall. So there isn’t any drastic difference in hair fall issue
          • Regular usage has improved texture of my hair

          Pros:


          • Makes the soft and shinier
          • Spreads easily
          • Non sticky
          • Repairs hair damage
          • Nourishes scalp
          • Helps in controlling frizz
          • Great consistency
          • Made of eggs which works great

          Cons:


          • Expensive
          • Requires shampooing twice or thrice
          • Doesn’t help much with hair loss

          Tz rating

          3.5/5

          Would I repurchase this?

          Maybe

                Sassy & Flirty Lip Care ft Island Kiss Organic Lip Moisturizers 



                About Brand:


                Island Kiss is a Lip Care  Brand inspired by Tropical Beaches across the world, fragrant coasts, salty air and lush notes of fruit and flower. Backed by Global Fund Solutions, Island kiss plans on a systematic product growth plan across the year 2016-2017. Island kiss intends to house a range of 20 products within the lip care category, across colours and flavours. To start this venture with an impactful bang, Island kiss intends to launch It's first High-End Product- the 'Tropical Lip Moisturiser,' or as they'd say in French- Tropique Pomades' in smashing flavours. At Island Kiss we are a little obsessed with fun, organic freshness—and natural decadence. The collection is crafted in artisan-size batches using essential oils, active plant botanicals, and rich exotic butters. Because it’s non-toxic and safe and edible. 


                2016 Spring Colecao 'Tropique Summer'



                Packaging:

                Island Kiss Lip Moisturizers come in super chic and attractive cardboard box packaging. Every single detail about the product is mentioned on the outer pack. They have a slanted tip applicator so you don’t need to use your fingers and can apply the balm directly onto the lips. The look is so attractive that one cannot ignore just after a glance of these chic lip smacking moisturizers. I haven't any seen any indian brands with this type of vintage and sassy packaging.



                 Alma vanilla & Inges Lavender





                Product Description:

                The heartwarming, luxurious pairing and lavender aims to intoxicate your senses, relax your lips and calm your mind, conjuring an atmosphere of island excess and feverish soothing. Its organic SPF nourishment enhances lip soaking in sun while you are carried far away by the scent of warm vanilla sugar.




                Price:

                INR 399 for 14g




                Ingredients:

                Tropical Kokum & Avocado Butter, Organic Beeswax, Stevia, Organic Carrot Seed Oil, Pure Castor Oil, Rich Vitamin E Oil, Organic Macadamia Nut Oil, English Lavender Essential Oil, French Vanilla Essential Sugar Oil, Natural Organic Color.







                The lip balm looks lavender in the swatch but goes absolutely clear on the lips. It has faint vanilla and lavender fragrance.




                Puerto Berry Blush





                Product Description:

                Your lips are tart, a bit stained - if you apply several times - and fresh as if you've brushed your cheeks against a shrub. It is zippy, flirty and satisfy lovers of color.



                Price:

                INR 499 for 14g




                Ingredients:

                Tropical Mango & Avocado Butter, Organic Beeswax, Stevia, Organic Carrot Seed Oil, Pure Castor Oil, Rich Vitamin E Oil, Organic Macadamia Nut Oil, Citrus Oil, Raspberry Seed Essential Oil, Natural Organic Color.






                The Puerto Berry Blush is the prettiest one amongst all these lip balms as being an intensely pigmented and it stays upto 4 hours. It has a very refreshing citrus and berry fruity scent. It can also be used as blush.




                Cherry Blossom Flores





                Product Description:

                Creamy like cherry petals and dewy like water droplets on the first blossoms of the orchard, the floral facet of cherry blossoms creates a luxurious, sensuous, composition of soft pink island lips. Its organic SPF nourishment enhances lip soaking in the sun and snow.



                Price:

                INR 399 for 14g




                Ingredients:

                Tropical Mango & Avocado Butter, Organic Beeswax, Stevia, Organic Carrot Seed Oil, Pure Castor Oil, Rich Vitamin E Oil, Organic Macadamia Nut Oil, Japanese Cherry Blossom Essential Oil, Natural Organic Color.







                Cherry Blossom Flores has a sweet and mild cherry blossom scent. It has a pale pinkish tint to it though it might not suit on warm skin tones. It adds a gorgeous soft pinkish color to my lips which looks good without being too noticeable.





                Availability:

                Available online at:



                Shelf Life:

                36 months

                How to use:

                • Squeeze with love and caress onto lips until they soften. 
                • Enjoy baking in the sun! 
                • Feel free to lick your lips and savor the taste of your Island Kiss.

                Product Experience:

                • The lip moisturizers have a very thin texture which applies easily on lips and It keep lips soft and nourished up to 4 hours.
                • The scent is mild and pleasant and vanishes away within few minutes.
                • These are by far the best lip balm i have ever used.
                • My favourite is Puerto Berry Blush because it doubles up as a pretty, berry lip tint. 
                • Bonus point, each of the lip balms contains SPF 15.

                Pros:

                • Vintage & Sassy Packaging
                • Mild Scent
                • Worth the price
                • Hydrate the lips very well
                • Perfect Consistency
                • Cruelty free
                • No petroleum
                • No sulphates
                • No artificial coloring
                • No artificial fragrances

                Cons:

                • None

                Tz rating

                5/5

                Would I repurchase this?

                Yes