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Shop Miss A haul- Part 2

Hi guys, 

So for the second part of my haul, I am gonna be sharing all the eyeshadows, palettes and primers that I got on shop miss A. 

  • 5 colour palettes by Kleancolour


Beautiful palettes. I really really loved these. The shades selection was cute and the pigmentation was perfect! It’s cute and very handy too. Happy purchase! 😁

  • 8 colours palette by Princess A


One of the worst palettes ever. The shades were so dull and lacked pigmentation. When tried to be built upon, it just got patchy and cakey! Sad purchase! ☹️

  • Eyeshadow trio by Santee


By far the best purchase in the eyeshadow section. The pigmentation is so amazing. It’s very silky too and applied like a dream! I loved the shades. Very happy purchase. 😍

  • Eyeshadow primer by Kleancolour (Matte)


This one is very tricky guys. It’s not very easy to work with. Makes my eyes very patchy. I had to use it along with a bit of my beauty oil to make it work. Confusing purchase! πŸ€”

  • Frameous brows by Kleancolour (Brown)
  • Brow pomade by Kleancolour (cocoa)


The tinted brow mascara by Kleancolour works like a charm guys. Only thing is it leaves my brows stiff as a stick. But easy to apply and time saving. So loving it. 😍

The brow pomade is a waste guys! This is supposed to be a dip brow gel! But the gel is so thick and so hard to apply! Pigmentation is lighter than I expected. I cannot even use this guys! 😑

  • Shimmer Bricks highlighter by A2O lab. (Rainbow Pearls)


By far! Best purchase of the lot. I’m crazy about highlighters and obviously I had to get highlighters when I shopped in shop miss A. But I found only this highlighter range interesting enough so I bought only one. 

This one is very pigmented and dreamy cute. Applies well. Stays on. I love it. Especially the holographic effect is amazing.  πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

So that’s it for this post guys. Hold on! There is yet another part to come from my shop miss A haul. So stay tuned. ☺️☺️

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Shop Miss A haul- part 1

Hi guys, 

I’m sure most of you have shopped at or at least heard about ShopMissA. And for those who don’t have any idea, it is an online store that sells all sorts of cosmetics and beauty tools for $1 each! I have heard a lot about it and for the first time, I gave it a shot and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality I got for such cheap rates!

First of all, this store is American and importing my order to India was very very costly business. For one package of $38 worth products, I paid custom charge of about 2000/- Rs. Shipping to anywhere worldwide costs $8 for orders upto $40. If within USA, shipping is free for orders above $35. 

That said, let’s look at the haul. For this path I’m covering all the lip products I bought. 

  • Metallic liquid lipsticks by AOA cosmetics

Shade- Moon
Shade- YASS
Shade-Candy

These lipsticks are matte and super shiny. They are better used as lip toppers rather than lipsticks. These are similar to the Huda lip strobes. They have huge range of shades! $1 each.

  • Lip trio Lipstick by L.A. Colours


This piece is my biggest regret in this haul. L.A. Colours do not pay much attention to the quality of the lipsticks I suppose! This one was very dull and not at all pigmented. Very drying! ☹️

  • Liquid lipsticks by Santee and Kleancolour 


The coral pink shade is the soft matte range by Santee. Did not like the shade much as it made me look ghostly! Quality was amazing. 

The Nude brown shade is from the madly matte range by Kleancolour- Browns! This one is by far my favourite. It’s best to give retro kinda look. 😍😍

  • Lip Scrub by Beauty Treats and Lip Balm by Amuse.


The Almond CrΓ¨me lip Scrub by Beauty Treats is again one of the best buys on shop miss A. It’s so creamy soft and has the tiniest scrub particles best suited for such a sensitive area like lips. It smells delicious and does its job perfectly!

The sphere lip balm by Amuse is just one of those buys that was for try and throw. And trust me, that’s what I did. I’m very particular when it comes to lip balms and prefer only Maybelline baby lips. This one did not smell good, did not last long and did not moisturise. So it is useless! I threw it out after the third use! ☹️😑

So that’s all for my Shop Miss A- Lippies haul. Stay tuned for the next part which is all about their eyeshadows and eyeshadow base. 😁😁

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Jovees Mini Fruit Facial Kit- Review

Hi Friends, 

I have been travelling around a lot lately which I’m sure you can see, with the decrease in my activity on WordPress! It was a very tiring trip and when I got back home, all I needed was a whole day of sleep and some spa time. Unfortunately, both weren’t possible, what with my darling baby around! 😝

So anyway, I did get some time to get to a facial at home. 

*Enter* Jovees Mini Fruit Facial Kit! 


This face pack is for skin rejuvenation as it says so on the pack. Nourishes and revitalizes skin with treatment inspired by the restorative fruits and plants. 


The pack consists 5 tubes- Face Wash, Face Scrub, Face Massage crΓ¨me, Face Mask and Rejuvenating Face cream- it’s to be used in the same order. Each of this product is made of natural fruits and plant ingredients best suited for that purpose. 

  • Cleanser- Citrus and Blackberry concentrate 
  • Scrub- Honey and Almond 
  • Massage cream- Papaya and Pineapple 
  • Face pack – Apple and Avocado 
  • Rejuvenating cream- Tea Tree and Witch hazel 

So my Review: 

It is a really good pack with value for money too. 

Each and every product was completely up to mark. Especially the scrub was so rich and so creamy. I simply loved the aroma of the products and gets the job done marvelously. My skin felt more fresh and glowing after the complete regime. 

I got this pack from Health & Glow on the promotional offer of Buy 1 Get 1. The kit as such retails for just 175/- Rs. 

Kani’s View- It is a steal you guys. I can’t see any reason why you shouldn’t give it a try. 

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ο»ΏSivanna Colours!Β 

Hello Friends, 

This post is going to be a little different. In this post, I’m gonna be sharing my views and just in general, talk about sivanna colours. It is very lesser known brand of cosmetics that has a wide range of products at very pocket friendly price. Sivanna colours is the result of French-Thai joint venture into providing quality cosmetics at affordable rates. 

Sometime back, I came across Sivanna’s Nude on Nude make-up palette while looking for lipstick palettes. This was at a time when brands like NYX, Milani, make-up revolution, L.A. Girl etc were not available in India. I was immediately intrigued by the product and it’s affordability, so I bought it. 


This palette has 20 eyeshadows and 10 lipsticks. I bought this palette for about 799/- Rs I think, I don’t remember now. Also this palette is not available anymore in India! 

Then, after a pretty long wait, cosmetic brands like NYX, Milani etc. Was finally made available in India. Just recently I noticed that the Sivanna’s Nude on Nude palette is just the same as NYX Nude on Nude make-up palette! 


So I went on and digged around the Sivanna’s products and started comparing them to products from other brands. Well, it’s safe to say that the developers at sivanna cosmetics do not have their own brain! They have simply copied the style and packaging of the cosmetics from other major drug store brands! But of course they cannot make up for the quality and that must be the reason for such low pricing! Check it out: 


Milani Rose Powder Blush- β‚Ή1200/-

Sivanna Rose Powder Blush- β‚Ή275/-


NYX Dreamcatcher palette- β‚Ή1225/-

Sivanna matt palette- β‚Ή525/-


NYX ultimate palette- β‚Ή1725/-

Sivanna 12 colour palette- β‚Ή450/-

These are not just it. Their single highlighters and blush palettes look exactly like the ones by Makeup Revolution. They also have these shimmer bricks palette that is exactly like the ones by Revlon or Bobbi Brown. And the list goes on……

And just for your information-The NYX Nude on Nude palette isn’t available anymore either. Currently it could be found only on eBay.in and retails for β‚Ή5500/- 😳😳

Have any of you tried cosmetics from sivanna colours? Would love to know what you thought of it! 

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Essence Cosmetics- I love candies eyeshadow palette!Β 

Hi Guys, 

Lately I am obsessed with eyeshadow palettes. It all started with my curiosity over the Maybelline palettes. However, All the palettes I got had these pinks, nudes, earthy shades and I really wanted something a little more fun. That’s when I came across this product! 

It’s the part of “All About” series of eyeshadows by Essence cosmetics. They have palettes called, “All About Chocolates”, “All About Nude”, “All About Roses”, “All About Greys” and “All About Candies”. I think that’s all there is to this range, I’m not sure. So I picked the All About Candies eyeshadow palette, simply because it had shades different from the ones I already own.

When I ordered the palette, I knew that it was all pastels and that could turn out to be too light and ghostly on me. I went ahead and bought the palette anyway. I know now that I should have trusted my instinct! 

The shades are too Shimmery, Pale and Powdery! How much ever I tried to blend it in, it simply wouldn’t budge. If I use this palette alone to create an eyeshadow look, it simply makes me look grey and washed out! 

Another thing I noticed about these eyeshadows are, it transfers on to the brush pretty well but while applying onto the lids, it simply fell off! If I wanted to get any product onto my lids, I have to blend using my fingers only! πŸ˜₯

However the palette is super budget friendly, it cost β‚Ή 399/- only! The shades are really pretty and the pigmentation is great. The shades kind of reminded me of the Moon child palette by Anastasia Beverly hills. That’s when it striked me that maybe I could work around with the lighter shades and use it as highlighter. The darker shades can be blended together with shades from the Maybelline palettes to create something fun! 

My final verdict- wouldn’t suggest this palette to anyone if you ask me! It’s not at all worth it, even for the low cost! 

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The Face Shop- Sheet masks!

Hi Friends,

Nykaa very recently added “The Face Shop” to the long list of brands that they sell on their online store! As an introductory offer, they offered “Buy 5 and Get 5” on the entire range on sheet masks. 

Since lately, Sheet masks are all the craze, I decided to cease the opportunity. 😁

The Face Shop has 3 range of sheet masks. 


First one is the “Real Nature” sheet masks. These are your usual nature inspired masks like strawberry, Aloe Vera, Blueberry, Avocado etc. There is seriously a wide range of these sheets and each one seems more interesting than the other! 😳 These sheet masks retail for 100/- Rs each


Second range of sheet masks are “The Solution” masks. These masks are supposedly enriched with nutrients and each mask is a solution to some of the common skin problems. There is smoothing, brightening, pore care, hydrating etc. As you can see in the cover picture, this is the range I chose to buy from. These masks retail for 150/- Rs each.

The third and final range of sheet masks are the “Bio-cell” range. These are very similar to “The Solutions” range and I seriously do not know what is difference except these masks retail for 300/-Rs each! I can only guess and I’m guessing these masks are meant for the aging skin. They have sheet masks for brightening, firming, moisturising, skin recovery etc. 

My Review-

Pros-

  • Very calming and very relaxing 
  • Nice pleasant smell 
  • It’s surely not a miracle worker, but does its job to an extent! 
  • So fully loaded with the serum. 
  • Very very cost effective 
  • Spa day at home! 

Cons-

  • Very thin sheet which gets a little messy while applying. 
  • Gave me a few temporary breakouts! 

My final verdict would be in favour of this product! Though I did breakout a little but and though I cannot be completely sure it was because of this mask, it’s just my instinct. Even so, I would completely recommend these masks. It left my skin very soft and supple and well-nourished! 

What kind of masks do you prefer? Lemme know!

Do not forget to follow me if you like this post!  β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

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New Botanique Shampoo and Conditioner by Tresemme!Β 

Hey guys, 

I have been meaning to post out this review a long time back. I took a few pictures and drafted out a post and then forgot all about it! I am getting around to it only now and sorry for that! πŸ˜›

Anyway, today I’m gonna review these sweet little pieces of shampoo and conditioner! 


First of all, I’m a huge fan of tiny and cute version of any product. The packaging appeals to me just like bite size version of my favourite donuts! πŸ˜‚

About a month back, I had to travel and so I went out to the store to buy shampoo and conditioner in travel friendly size. That’s when I noticed this new range of hair care products launched by Tresemme- The New Botanique range. Immediately I picked the small bottles from this range, chose the nourish and replenish type. I want to try out new products and they come in such cute packaging, what more can I ask for?! πŸ˜‹


First and foremost, the aroma of these products. I have mentioned before that I choose my bath products mostly for their smell and less for their effect on my skin! That considered, the Botanique range simply won my heart! The smell is so tantalising and the best part is, it lingers on for a really long time after the hair wash! 

The aroma seems vaguely familiar but I can’t put my finger on it. All I can say is, it’s very pleasant and sweet and amazing. 


As for the effectiveness of the product, I actually have no complaints. 

  • The shampoo is very light and yet it foams up really well.
  • It cleanses the hair perfectly. 
  • Gives the hair a very shiny appearance.
  • I prefer the traditional shampoo followed by condition method and it works well for me! 
  • The conditioner is thick and soft and applies on very well. 
  • I know it’s repetitive but the aroma of these products is simply WOW! 

Like I said, I choose the smallest size of both the products. So the shampoo cost me 70/- Rs for 80ml of product and the conditioner cost 99/- Rs for 85ml of product. The Tresemme range of products are a little pricey compared to other brands like sunsilk, dove etc. However I have come to realise that the money spent is totally worth it! 

So that’s my review. Have you guys tried these yet? Do lemme know! 

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Replica cosmetics: colour-win haul!

Hi Friends! 

How are you all today? 

So some time back, I wrote a post on fake/ Replica Kylie lip vault (holiday edition). I compared the liquid lipsticks to a very authentic NYX liquid lipstick and explained why buying these fake products isn’t really worth it! You can find the post Here

However, there are a lot of online stores and sellers that are selling Replica cosmetics and it is really really tempting to actually go for it. I’m sure a lot of you guys feel the same way too. So this post is for all you guys who wanna know how you can satisfy your curiosity without hurting yourself in any way! 

I recently stumbled upon this amazing little online store called colour-win.com! 

Visit the site Here 

It is every girls dream store. They sell only Replica cosmetics which include brands like Kylie cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Huda beauty etc. They sell a range of products like compacts, foundation, eyeshadow palette, liquid lipsticks etc. Now here is the tricky part, they are equally risky to use and so it is absolutely your personal choice to take or leave my view! πŸ˜„

I ordered all sorts of stuff from this website so that I can give you guys a well informed advice! And honestly, the liquid lipsticks are no better in this store too. They are so thin, sticky and smell weird. What actually caught me by surprise was the eyeshadow palettes and highlighter kits! They are super pigmented and very very very similar top the original palettes! 

Here are a few palettes I ordered-

Beauty Killer eyeshadow palette by Jeffrey Star



Peach eyeshadow palette by Kylie cosmetics-


Glow Kit highlighter by Anastasia Beverly hills-


Nicole Guerriero Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills-

I was fairly impressed by the quality of these palettes, the pigmentation and how long they lasted! I wouldn’t know if it’s as good as the authentic ones as I have never tried them but they come pretty close to the quality of a decent drug store products! 

And the main thing about these products are, their use is very external! On the eye lids, on the cheeks or on the nose kinda products are different from on the lips kinda products! They are safer. So I think there is my curiosity quenched without having to sacrifice on my health or skin! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

What do you guys think of fake/Replica cosmetics? Let me know in the comments below! Do follow me on Instagram to stay with me through my day! 😁

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Faces Love-struck Collection: Nail Art made easy.

Hi Lovelies,

I love nail-art. Just like any other girl would but I have no time- at all!!! Its been about an year since I even painted my nails. So when I saw this Nail shade collection by Faces on the shelf, I pounced on it. I could surely take 5 mins out to simply paint my nails and that would be enough.


Isn’t this simply WOW!


Well, Here is the Faces Love-Struck Nail shades collection in Pictures.

Faces Love-struck Collection

The packaging is simply too cute and attractive. I fell in love with the shades at the very first look.

Faces Nail Lacquer

Be Mine, Day Dream and First Date

The shades are called Be Mine, Day Dream and First Date (sooooo romantic!). Be Mine is a nice tomato red shade and First Date is a very romantic pink shade. Day Dream is the game changer shade here, It makes the simple painting the nails look like an expensive Nail Art!

Review?!

  • Well, the shades are well pigmented and one simple swipe would suffice.
  • The shades are super vibrant and cute.
  • Takes very less time to achieve a very perfect nail art.
  • very Budget friendly- 3 shades (6ml each) for 399/- Rs! 
  • Lastly, it can be played around with to achieve many varieties of nail art! As shown in pics on the pack itself.

So that’s my view guys. It’s very girly and cute, just like the way I love it! 

I have a few more pieces on cute, time saving nail art methods coming up guyz. So stay hitched to this space.

Love…… Kani…… πŸ’–πŸ’

 

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Lever Ayush- Natural Fairness Saffron Face Wash & Face Cream

Hi Friends,

I am usually set on my face care products (Most of the time!). I always prefer Ponds foaming facewash and Olay Fairness face cream. When Lever Ayush came up with all new range of products (soaps, face wash, face cream, shampoo, conditioner, tooth paste etc.), I was least attracted by it. As always, they claimed that their products are made purely out of ayurvedic ingredients.

Then it so happened that I was out of my face cream when i was travelling and Ayush was the cleanest looking product put up on the shelf there! So I picked the Natural Fairness Saffron Face Cream and I must say, I was so surprised by this product that right now, I am on my third tube! πŸ™‚ And this surprising love towards the face cream inspired me to buy their Natural Fairness Saffron Face Wash as well. It is by far the first time that my risk has paid off well. πŸ˜›

Review on the Face Cream-

Once upon a time, very long long ago, I used to use the Fair & Lovely Ayurvedic Fairness cream. It was the only cream that kept my face moisturized without making it look bone dry and ghostly white! Over the years, My skin requirements changed with my living conditions and food habits. Olay face creams were the only ones that constantly agreed with my skin.

That is the main reason why I was so surprised with the Ayush Natural Fairness Saffron Face cream. It suits me so well and feels like a second skin. It is absolutely light and moisturizing, doesn’t make my skin patchy or oily and it is simply dream perfect. That and above all, it smells like cinnamon and clove (so ayurvedic right!).  The tube comes in 2 sizes and I got the smaller one, 50 gms of the product for 120/- Rs which is far far budget friendly compared to Olay products! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€


Moving on to the Ayush Natural Fairness Saffron Face Wash, This one was a very pleasant surprise as well. First of all, Its a foaming facewash as supposed to a gel facewash, which is bang on. It is a creamy perfection. Cleanses without drying out the skin. Also smells like cinnamon and clove. Its simply lovely and also costs way lesser than ponds, 105/- Rs for 80 gms of the product. πŸ’–

As you can very well see in the picture, I’m loving the face wash a lot! 

So, I have been seriously surprised by these amazing products. Though I do not really know if I’ll try out other products from their range, The Natural Fairness Saffron range is truly amazing.

Kani’s view- Compared to a lot of budget friendly products put up on the shelf nowadays, Ayush Lever’s products are far better! So, I would say, Please give it a try. 

Love…. Kani….. πŸ’–πŸ’