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Saturday, 30 June 2012

MAYBELLINE WATER SHINE EXTRA VOLUME LIPGLOSS REVIEW: VOLUPTUOUS BROWN



Hi everyone,
Glosses are one thing which I can’t do without.  Today I'll do a review on Maybelline Water Shine Extra Volume Lip Gloss in the color Voluptuous Brown. 


 To be very frank, about a year back, the brand which covered almost 70 % of my make-up stuff was Maybelline. I still have no clue why this brand attracted me so much then. I guess I’ve tried everything that Maybelline had launched till then. At the same time, it’s not like I’ve stopped using Maybelline stuff, but yes, surely have reduced my investment on that particular brand. But I’m still a big fan of Maybelline products.


So let’s start with the story behind this product… I had a patent lip gloss color from Maybelline (Full Bodied Wine) which I was totally obsessed with. But somehow Maybelline discontinued that color. I searched almost all the Maybelline counters in Kolkata as well as all the shops keeping Maybelline products near my home but all of them were sold out. So while checking out new colors I came across this Maybelline Water Shine lipgloss in Voluptuous Brown.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Maybelline Water Shine Lip Gloss gives you the voluptuous dazzling lips you’ve always wanted. Hi-shine liquid format for perfectly supple brilliantly shiny lips.



PRICE
Rs 180 for 3 ml (the time I bought it)

INGREDIENTS
Not mentioned

MY EXPERIENCE WITH MAYBELLINE WATER SHINE EXTRA VOLUME LIPGLOSS: VOLUPTUOUS BROWN
Although the color says brown but its not exactly brown. Its actually orangish brown. More of orange and less of brown. I am absolutely in love with this color. It’s a very wearable color both in day as well as night. I also top this gloss over natural shade lipsticks. It’s not sticky. But the lasting power of these glosses are very less. Hardly one hour.  



  PROS:
·         Availability is not an issue
·         Not that expensive
·         Adds shine to your lips
·         Lovely shade

CONS:
·         Lasting power is very bad

RATING:
3 out of 5


Friday, 22 June 2012

KHADI FACE CLEANSER CUCUMBER WATER REVIEW


Hi Everyone…
As summer is in it’s top form, I have developed a habit of giving a temporary relief to my face by spraying chilled rose water, khadi mint and cucumber face freshner, rubbing ice cube etc etc. Although the relief in too short but it does freshen me up. Due to the weather condition in Kolkata, I sweat a lot and have developed few acnes on my forehead L, which I am desperate to get rid of. Recently I bought some face packs from Khadi which really worked for me (specially the fruit face pack). That’s why I decided to give this Cucumber Water a shot.




PRICE:
Rs 70 (I got it on Rs 63)

INGREDIENTS:
Aqua, Cucumber





PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
With honey, Cucumber extracts and barberry. Removes pimples, makes skin smooth, soft and lustrous. 






DIRECTIONS TO USE:
Wet face and neck with water, then apply cucumber cleanser with cotton. After 5 to 10 minutes wash it.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH KHADI FACE CLEANSER CUCUMBER WATER:
As Khadi products are totally herbal, it has become one of my favorite brand. Till now I don’t have any complaint about any of the products of Khadi. So coming to the packaging of the product, it comes in a white transparent bottle with a flip open top. One bad thing about the packaging is that if the bottle is not kept upright, it leaks. I did waste some by keeping it horizontally. The liquid is a translucent in nature. It doesn’t have any smell as such. As per directions, I use it on a wet face with a cotton ball. It does not sting or irritate my face at all nor does it feels sticky on your face. After washing off the liquid, it gives a fresh and a smooth feeling. One thing I don’t understand why they have directed to apply it on a wet face and not on a dry face??? Whatever, I also use this cucumber water to make my face pack. Overall it’s a good product, although nothing great but useful.



PROS OF KHADI FACE CLEANSER CUCUMBER WATER:
·         Herbal
·         Can be used in a multiple way
·         Reasonably priced
·         Cleans as well as tones
·         Gives a fresh  feeling
·         Contains no smell
·         Availability is not really a problem (thanks to the online shopping sites)
·         Can be used all round the year

CONS OF KHADI FACE CLEANSER CUCUMBER WATER:
·         The packaging but other than that I am quite satisfied with the product

RATING:
·         4 out of 5






Friday, 15 June 2012

AYUR EXFOLIATING CUCUMBER FACE GEL REVIEW


Today I’ll write a review on Ayur Exfoliating Cucumber Face Gel. So I came across this face wash almost a year back. Let me tell you at the beginning, I am not at all a fan of Ayur product. Somehow they always disappoint me, specially the toner. Though the reason behind buying this product was the presence of the two words- ‘cucumber gel’. The words GEL attracts me I don’t know why.  Maybe it gives me a feeling that it doesn’t contain soap or something like that. So lets start with the review.




DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT
A deep cleansing formula helps to remove dead cells, pollutant, makeup residuals, pigmentation and under eye problem. Cucumber is a rich moisturizer and excellent coolant, which rejuvenates the inner and external skin tissues making your complexion brighter with flawless glow.


PRICE
Rs 35 for 50 ml


INGREDIENTS
SLES, Cucumber extracts, wheatgerm, milicaps, menthol, fragrance, aqua




PACKAGING
It comes in a small tube with a green colored screw cap.




DIRECTIONS TO USE
Apply it on wet face and then gently massage in circular movement till lather is formed. Wash off with plenty of cold water.


MY EXPERIENCE WITH AYUR EXFOLIATING CUCUMBER FACE GEL
It’s totally a gel like thing. It doesn’t really have any fragrance but has a smell of cucumber. There are few things that I don’t agree with the description of the product that’s written on the tube.  I have some contradiction with the words like Exfoliating, Lather and Fragrance. As I said before, it’s a total gel thing. It doesn’t contain any granules or anything that will help your skin to exfoliate. Next contradictory word is lather. This is my second file. Till now, not even once did it form lather on massaging. Lastly the word ‘fragrance’. There is absolutely no fragrance. I don’t know if they meant the smell of cucumber to be fragrance or something like that. But apart from these I like this face wash. It’s a mild kind of face wash. One good thing is this that after using, it doesn’t make your skin dry and stretchy. I get a fresh feeling after using this. The product is nothing really special but I keep this as an alternative face wash. The days when I am at home, I use this face wash to freshen up.




PROS OF AYUR EXFOLIATING CUCUMBER FACE GEL
  • ·         Cheap
  • ·         Is in gel form
  • ·         Soap free (I feel so)
  • ·         Refreshing
  • ·         Easily available


CONS OF AYUR EXFOLIATING CUCUMBER FACE GEL
  • ·         Doesn’t fulfill what it claims
  • ·         Contains no fragrance
  • ·         Nothing special about the product

RATING
  • ·        3 out of 5