Saturday, 18 March 2017

My Top Favourite Nude Lipsticks: Affordable Edition


Greeting Readers😊

If I’d be interviewed any time soon, as to one makeup item that I’d decide to pick in a deserted land, then my pick would definitely be a lipstick! I can give up on any base products or an eyeliner but lipstick, I feel brings a completely different appeal to your look. Bonus being, there are so many to choose from and in case you love things that multi-task; shake hands with me ‘cause we are in this league together!πŸ˜‰ Since we’d focus today upon the nude lippies, then make sure there’s one in your vanity that can double up as a cream contour stick. Smart; ain’t we? 😁

For a long time, I’ve made sure that my blog posts adhere to #affordable. I, being a university student, have to manage within the set pocket-money. In this journey of exploring budget friendly products, I realized there are tons of them out there, with amazing results too. Today, I shall share with you my top favourite affordable nude lippies. These would be easily available; if not on stores but online for sure. So without any further adieu, let’s begin:-

        ELLE 18 COLOR POPS (MATTE) W12 – MAUVE DATE:  
In case you follow me on Instagram, I recently posted a picture with swatch of a nude lip color; asking help for shedding my blogger-post blues. Though Elle 18 launched its matte Color Pop shades some time back, but when I saw the shades on counter, most of them appeared dark. Now that I was bitten by a bug to buy something, which always comes down to a new lipstick, I tried some Organic lipsticks; felt unsure about the shades and ended up with this one. Mauve Date is a brown-ish pink color, slightly darker than MNY’s Choco-latte, about which we shall discuss later. It’s pretty much soft and leaves slight sheen. Onto the matte part, if you love your hardcore matte lipsticks, this ain’t for you. This can rather be considered as a soft matte lippy which sets after a lot of time and not into a complete matte finish.

          INCOLOR MATTE ME 415:   
  
If liquid lipsticks are your bae and you’ve been wanting a soft brown lacquer with subtle pink hue; leave everything aside and grab this one ASAP! It’s a beautiful shade for formal or casual occasions. The staying power of it is amazing as well but suggested would be a layer of lip balm underneath. My hand reaches to it pretty much every time and you can never go wrong with this Complete Matte; Affordable; Recommended longevity. Must try indeed!πŸ‘

         MISS CLAIRE SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM – 17A: 
   
When in rush, none of us has the time to adequately moisturize the lips and then precisely work the wand of the lipstick. Thus, I always prefer my Miss Claire lip cream ‘cause they glide on pretty smoothly, hydrates the lips and gives you no stretchy after effect. The shade 17A is kinda nude shade for medium to olive skin tone. In case you are fair, the shade 15 A would go well for you. But the reason why I selected 17 A is because it’s quite flattering and won’t wash you off, which tends to be an issue with nude lip colors.πŸ™„

         MAYBELLINE COLORSHOW – CHOCOLATTE: 
 
If you’ve been an old reader of my blog, you’d be aware of my love for MNY makeup. They offer amazing launches for which you don’t have to shell out a lot of bucks! From their ColorShow range, a lot of the shades are a must-have, for all the nude shade lovers. Some of them are: Mysterious Mocha M304, Lively Violet M401 and Choco-Latte 313. The shade Chocolatte (313) is not from their matte collection and is more inclined towards pink than brown. Though it won’t survive snacks or meals and a re-application would be a must with this but it does not settle into the fine lines and thus spares you from flawed, super dry lips.

      7 HEAVEN PHOTOGENIC LIPSTICK – 303 HAZELNUT: 
    
When my blog wasn’t well known; can’t claim that it has attained that zenith wherein everyone knows of it and for that matter, my college-mates too fail to care enough to check it out at a regular basis. All I can say is that it ain’t easy going against the motion of the water, so yeah… Where was I? Oh yeah! The blog-post that derived most of the organic traffic were the reviews of 7 Heaven Lipsticks initially. Not that including this brand makes me think of attracting more internet engagement but then, who would mind that?! πŸ˜ƒ Hazelnut – 303 entered my miniature world of vanity ‘cause of my desire to own a soft brown completely devoid of pink hints into it; kinds like a chestnut shade which I was seeking to buy. But anyways! The formulation is smooth but does not cater sheen. The only drawback being, that you have to swipe the shade more than once. Can’t say it ain’t opaque or pigmented but let’s just say, I like the color on third swipe. Is it just me? πŸ˜„

With this, we come to the closure of my favourite nude lip colors’ list. Do share with me in comments down below your personal favourite. Also, is there any one of them common between you and me? Hope you liked the post.

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Love
XOXO

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

FabIndia - Neem Tulsi Skin Toner | Price + Review |

Greetings Readers 😊

I've been aware about the importance of toner for so long; yet I evaded from the usage of a toner. Why's that? You must be wondering. Well, my skin is quite sensitive and it behaves like an affected CD ROM which dispels out any disk you place inside. Like a rebellious kid, my skin starts to develop small red bumps which starts to itch. It isn't necessary that this happens with chemically induced products only!

Few days back, I was a part of GloBox event Blossom wherein Dr. Mohit Bhatia who is one of the founders of Fuschia shared tips upon skincare. He also emphasized that CTM plus a sunblock is all you need for sustaining a beautiful skin all throughout your life. And thankfully, my research for an adequate toner seems done for a while! So let's begin with the review, shall we? 



Description: Made with neem extract and tulsi oil, this alcohol free, anti - septic and anti – bacterial skin toner deep cleanses the skin by removing impurities and dirt. Ideal for oily skin.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Neem Leaves Extraxt, Reetha Extract, Rose Water, Aloe Vera Extract, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Glycerine, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethnol, Imid Urea, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Allatoin, Tulsi Oil.

Directions for use: After washing your face and neck, spray the skin toner onto a cotton swab & gently stroke in an upward direction. Avoid contact with eyes.

Net Weight: 200ml

Price: INR 180

Packaging: This toner comes in a simple transparent cylindrical bottle with a white flip open lid. The content is easily visible from outside to mark off as to how much of the product has been emptied. The label around the bottle is color – coded in green and has some leaves made onto it; perhaps emphasizing the fact that it consists of various (not all) natural ingredients. 


My Experience:
I love trying out new/different brands in order to understand what works amazingly well for my skin type. In my wish list, FabIndia has existed from long back. Not that they have expensive price tags which hindered this wish from turning into reality. I know not the reason myself.πŸ˜‚Perhaps too busy exploring other brands! *LOL* FabIndia Neem tulsi skin toner is my first purchase from them and I picked it up from an offline portal, that is from their store itself. Thankfully, there were no SAs who keep on roaming behind you. I don't know why but it really bugs me and I can't concentrate or be excited enough while checking out products. Does this happen only with me? πŸ€”

The toner is of orangish - brown color which appears like the Dettol solution that is meant for diluting in the water. Fragrance of this, I fail to detect resemblance with anything I’ve taken a whiff of before. All that I can say is, I like it and it stays for some time long, even after the toner seeps into the skin. For application, you’d need approximately 5 drops of the toner and it cleanses up the residue of any kind of makeup traces left behind. The formulation is really light weight and it dries up within few seconds. A small amount of hydration is felt but it does not heavily moisturize the face.

Since it contains Neem leaves extract, it works as an anti – bacterial solution and keeps at bay skin’s impurities such as acne/pimple. I saw no new pimples emerging out. Lastly, my skin is super sensitive and not a lot of skincare products work for me. Thankfully, it showcased no adverse effects.

Pros:
. Removes makeup traces.
. Soothing subtle fragrance.
. Light weight formulation.
. Hydrates the skin without turning it oily.
. Anti – bacterial.
. Works as shield against skin’s impurities.

Cons:
. None.

Final Verdict: For those with acne prone, oily and sensitive skin type; this will turn into their HG toner!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Love,

XOXO



Monday, 27 February 2017

First Experience with Globox Subscription | Februay 2017 | Revamped Packaging

Greetings Readers😊😊

We all love saving money onto various things and subscription boxes are one of the means to invest a small amount of your pocket money/salary upon personal grooming. In a minimal charge, you get to try different brands and hoard as much of samples/full size products which you never include in your shopping cart for its price.

I’ve been ordering FabBag from a long time ago but I craved for trying out something new. And to my luck, Globox just came out with its new revamped box. In case you know my habit of stocking all possible cute boxes and containers, you’d know I’d save this one as well! πŸ˜ƒ


PACKAGING:

Now a lot of the subscription boxes send out different kind of bags which might work well for organisation purpose but doesn’t appear too fancy to actually be used as a pouch to showcase. Other time, I always fail to receive that bag which I have had my eyes upon; which again makes you feel disheartened. Perhaps this is why I was happy to receive simply a box which look pretty in case you intend to store things from your vanity in there. Because while placing your order, you never raise your expectations of getting a pouch and end up getting something you're never gonna use. Well, psychological issues! πŸ˜…πŸ˜†

Black, white & pink are the colors employed in the February 2017 Globox. It comes with magnet on its flap which makes it convenient for opening & closure of the same. All the content/products have been placed amid thin paper strips; carefully bubble wrapped. Also, a butter paper can be seen encompassing & holding together everything, with a Globox sticker on it.

WHAT I RECEIVED:


         1)      Bio Bloom hair Cleanser                                                         [Hair fall] – INR 699
         2)      Stay Quirky nail Polish Sand Effect TGIF Dance       [Light Makeup] – INR 220
         3)      Soulflower Charcoal Soap                                       [Skin Nourishment] – INR 250
         4)      MUA Pressed Powder Shade 1                                           [Oil Control] – INR 270
         5)      Tea Treasure Sleep Solves Everything                       [Beauty Wellness] – INR 150

                     Total Amount spent on Purchase of this month’s Box – INR 999
              Net Worth received – INR 1,589
                                                  This month’s savings – INR 590

# There were also few coupons cards, info – pamphlets and a hand – written note from the founder  - Jyoti Rani.


 THOUGHTS UPON PRODUCTS RECEIVED:


1)    Bio Bloom Hair Cleanser: Recently, I’ve heard a lot about this brand. One thing which makes me sceptical with the fact that it provides nourishment and I always prefer my shampoo to have no conditioning properties. For the price, the amount of product is definitely less but let’s see how it would fare.



2)    Stay Quirky Nail Polish Sand Effect TGIF Dance: I remember while filling online form created by Globox, they asked about much makeup I generally prefer and I chose light. I saw online what other Bloggers/YouTubers received and I guess I should have selected medium or high makeup. I’m not really a nail paint lover so it isn’t too overwhelming. Can’t say exactly about sand effect as I haven’t swatched it as of now but I assume there’s gonna be some texture. This color is really pretty and can be described as pale pink.


3)    Soulflower Charcoal Soap: Not one of those who likes to try out organic soaps but the word charcoal makes me expect; I might love it! The box had a beautiful fragrance lingering on because of it.


4)      Mua Pressed Powder Shade 1: While filing the beauty profile, I mentioned about my skin being oily and prone to acne. Therefore, by Expert’s recommendation, I was sent this pressed powder. The packaging is pretty sleek. I tried to take its swatch and realized that the formulation is buttery smooth. But I disliked the fact that it comes no brush or powder puff, which makes me rethink about adding it into my college bag.



5)      Tea Treasure Sleep Solves Everything: I have tough times sleeping when my mind works excessively at night, thinking about various deadlines and internal exams. And the next morning, I am dozing off at every place possible!πŸ˜‚ I guess this lavender tea will be my companion on such days.

FINAL VERDICT: I really enjoyed this subscription box as it caters full size products & 2 makeup items. One thing which I came around is that the original box was priced at INR 799 and raising price for revamped box is kinda disappointing.

RATING – 4 out of 5


Until Next Time,

Take Care <3





Tuesday, 21 February 2017

New Post Alert: Giveaway ft. Aplava!

Greeting Readers,

You must be wondering what is the occasion of this sudden giveaway being conducted. Well, let’s just say its the means through which the team of Think It Over plans to give back to those dedicated readers which have hovered back to our blog, each time when a new post is published.😊 During the journey of these two years I acquired support from people to whom I never met in real but their little gestures of E-mails or comments made a huge difference. And yes, let’s not make it an emotional post and just be mesmerized by the giveaway prize! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Aplava was kind enough to sponsor this giveaway. In case you are unaware about their website portal, then you’re losing a lot of good stuff which is unavailable in Indian markets but you can grab it from their safe haven! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ A lot of the Internationally renowned brands are on their catalogue such as – Bodygraphy, Bottega di Lungavita, Butter London, Kent, Leighton Denny, MaskerAide, Thalago, etc.
Entering Giveaway:
Ø  In order to enter giveaway, leave off a comment upon the blog post as to why you want to win this giveaway.
Ø  This giveaway is only for the Indian citizens. For my friends across the land, I’d try to arrange one in future.
Ø  Follow my blog – Think It Over and also follow on my social media handles – Instagram & Roposo (Optional) : @lyfabubble.
Ø  Also, follow Aplava on their Instagram handle.

How winner will be decided:
The winner of this giveaway shall be picked up by me. Person who promotes this contest the most (via Instagram, Roposo or blog-post) will be the one rewarded. So basically, counting upon people’s maximum efforts. Make sure that either you are tagging me @lyfabubble or using #lyfabubble. For other platforms, send me a screenshot at my Email ID; address stated here

Rules:
Ø  One winner is to be picked. Prize sponsored by Aplava.
Ø  No hate comments, emails, Insta DMs or any type of rude behaviour shall be accepted.
Ø  Unfollowing or unsubscribing will prohibit you from entering any giveaways initiated by us.
Ø  Final decision cannot be challenged. No texts or comments asking you to be a winner shall be entertained.
Ø  If the winner doesn’t revert back within 48 hours after declaration, a new winner will be chosen.

Ø  The giveaway participation will end on 8th March, 2017 at 11.59 P.M.
Prize:
If you are wondering, the price that has been fixed both sides, that is Think It Over & Aplava, is a Voucher worth INR 1,000* applicable on their website.

*We consistently made efforts to not be gender biased and exclude our male audience. This called forth the need to set voucher as the prize and not any kind of products; wherein again clashes would have occurred in case you receive goodies that aren’t targeted for your skin type.
We wish you all the very best!
Love,

XOXO
Bhawna D. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Greenviv Chocolate & Vanilla Natural Nourishing Face Pack | Review | Price | Buy Online

Greeting Readers,

I fail to retain this fact that we are gonna do a giveaway soon! πŸ˜„ It’s been approximately two years since we’ve been sharing our experiences with you and it’s time that we give back to those who are dedicatedly connected to my blog. On a light note, my sense of humour sucks and it ain’t easy to handle my digressional talks. Or are we indulging in one right now? May be.πŸ˜† Anyways, stay tuned here for the giveaway and maximize your chances to win!πŸ˜‰

Now that we are done with giving out some insightful information, let’s begin with the review on Greeviv Chocolate & Vanilla face pack. ➤➤
Description: This yummy face mask works best on oily & acne prone skin. 100% chemical free with no preservatives. Chocolate helps take away excess oil from you skin leaving it clear and flawless & Vanilla has natural anti-oxidants that help treat acne. It also has herbal extracts that helps soothe the skin and reducing any inflammation. 

  • Chocolate Vanilla face mask is loaded with the goodness of chocolate and Vanilla
  • Chocolate helps drying out the acne and reduces excessive oil formation on your skin
  • Vanilla is known to be an antibacterial and a good source of natural antioxidants
  • It helps keeping a healthy skin because of B vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid
Ingredients: Aqua, Kaolin Clay, Milk Powder, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, E-Wax, Glycerin, Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Powder, Green Apple Extract, Rose Extract, Aloe-Vera Extract, Honey Extract, Licorice Extract, Silk powder, Aloe-Vera Gel, Honey, Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Vanilla Essential Oil, Tocopherol Vitamin-E, Vitamin-A, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA.

Price: INR 299

Net Weight: 50 grams

Buy Online: Direct link here
Packaging: This face pack comes in a transparent plastic jar with a twist open lid. Though the jar is sturdy, can’t say if it can resist breakage with a fall from great height. Also, the lid is something which is so easily breakable, that I don’t even know how mine broke and has a long crack now on it. Could be that it broke while I kept it in my bag for photography of the same. Whatever the reason is, it’s kinda disappointing. πŸ˜“So, I don’t really think its travel friendly. One more thing, it has a diving plastic lid beneath the jar lid which protects the content from spilling all over.

My Experience:
Skincare + Chocolate = SOLD!πŸ˜‚
When I first read about this product, I thought sometimes you should have something to pamper your skin and what’s better than a chocolate, right? Also, all the description stated by the brand seemed to speak as if it’s truly made for my skin. Acne proneoily skinchemical free and no preservative: that’s usually what grasps my attention when it comes to skincare. Because when you have a sensitive skin, you know not what might act repulsively onto your skin and I’d never wanna go back to the phase wherein I was literally bombarded with acne all over my face. And though you might at some point dismiss ideas about your appearance but it does psychologically affect you. Let’s not go down the memory lanes!πŸ˜…
So, I had expected something like melted Cadbury but it actually appears like chocolates that are layered between some cream biscuits. Can’t recollect anyone exactly though. It has a very sweet chocolaty fragrance and it might tempt you to try tasting it!πŸ˜„πŸ˜ On looking closely, I noticed there are minute white granules, that too very few in number. But when the mask is applied onto the face, these aren’t anywhere visible. Perhaps they get crushed or melt, can’t really say.

As to the consistency, I don’t think I like it. It’s very thick and even after mixing it along with few drops of water, smooth application failed to be attained.😢 This might lead to product wastage and a little annoyance. I don’t know if it’s with all chocolate products available in market because this was my first such purchase.

When I applied it onto the face, it does not really dry after 15-20 minutes, like usual face masks due to its hydrating content. It can be removed pretty easily with water. The moment you’d touch your face for washing off the mask, you’d notice that it does make your skin very soft and smooth to touch. You’d notice the skin radiating, glowing and also improved in terms of texture. The hydration acquired isn’t too heavy to make your oily face appear like a disco ball. For the dry skinned beauties, they’d still feel the need to moisturize the face.😊

Pros:
   ·     Chocolaty Fragrance
   ·     Hydrates the skin
   ·     After effects: soft, smooth, radiating, glowing skin with improved texture.
   ·     For the oily skin type, moisturization isn’t too heavy.

Cons:
   ·    Not a travel friendly packaging
   ·    Does not provide smooth application

Final Verdict: If you have functions to attend, or simply love pampering your skin, I’d say go ahead; give it a shot! 😊

Rating: 4 out of 5

Until Next Time,

Take Care <3


Friday, 10 February 2017

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula | Skin Therapy Oil | Review, Price & Buy Online

Greetings Readers,

Makeup, yes it does affect your overall appearance. Face highlighter, yes it does make your skin look like a Greek Goddess.πŸ˜† We the lovers of long lasting things, cannot forego the fact that skincare can definitely replace makeup but the vice-a-versa is never feasible. Therefore today, we again have something from the skincare list. I hope you enjoy the review. 😊
Description: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil On the Go Rollerball is a convenient, targeted, multipurpose skin perfection product that can be used all over face and body. This portable rollerball delivery system is ideal for multiple, on the go treatment applications. Cetesomate- E Complex along with our exclusive blend of key ingredients helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry, damaged skin, uneven skin tone aging skin and fine lines and wrinkles. Skin looks and feels instantly soft and smooth with this unique non-greasy, non- staining formula. Cetesomate- E Complex is an integral component of our unique Rapidermal Absorption Systeme and helps improve the skin penetration and absorption characteristics of the formula into the epidermal layer of the skin. The Rapidermal Absorption Systeme helps our powerful ingredients penetrate deep into your skin for enhanced moisturization. This fast drying, non staining formula penetrates deeply without greasiness. The rollerball applicator allows for targeted spot application to problem areas.
Hypoallergic – Paraben Free
Phthalate- Free- Dermatologically Tested

Directions: Gently massage into affected areas 3 times daily or as often desired.

Ingredients: Canola Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Sesamun Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

Net Weight: 15 ml (Sample Size)

Buy Online: For adding it in to the cart, click here. In case you wanna buy it offline, I recently located it in Big Bazaar counters. 

Packaging: I received mine in December 2016 Fab Bag and it is a deluxe sample which has lasted me for quite some time. This Skin Therapy Oil comes in a compact rollerball form which eases in application to the desired spots. Also, it goes smooth in the under- eye zone. The packaging is sleek, travel friendly and leak proof. It has a screw top open cap; white coloured and a transparent body which makes it easier to view how much of the content has been left.

My Experience:
When I was done reading the outer packaging, my eyes lightened up!😍 This product consists of various hydrating ingredients that elevate itself to the pedestal of being miraculous. I somewhere read that in order to sustain the skin’s elasticity and glow, an adequate amount of moisturization is a must. Dry skin is more vulnerable in turning to wrinkles. And it also marks off early signs of aging.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil is light yellow in colour and the consistency isn’t heavy. Thankfully, it feels light onto the skin but you do need to massage it in a little. As mentioned in description, the formula isn’t greasy at all. I use the same onto the cleansed skin, before heading for my night sleep. It seeps in easily into the epidermis and provides immediate glow and dewy finish. In the morning, my skin looks hydrated, radiant, glowing and bright. It has also managed to smooth out my skin. I cannot really comment upon the stretch marks claim because I don’t have any. Also, the roller-ball applicator makes it all very fancy. But of course for massaging the content in, you do need to utilize your hands!


Pros:
·         Multipurpose Oil
·         Compact packaging and roller ball applicator
·         Light formulation
·         Hydrates, brightens and smoothens the skin
·         Gets absorbed easily
·         No greasy or sticky feel post usage

Cons:
·         None

Final Verdict: It did not cause me new breakouts & improves the overall texture of the skin. Definitely worth trying!😊 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Until Next Time,

Take Care <3