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Navratri FOTD

Hello girls... "Happy navratri" 
Navratri is important major festival and is celebrated in all over the India. Nav-ratri, "Nav" means 9 and "Ratri" means night so navratri is a festival of nine days which is followed by Dussehra,Diwali,Goverdhan Pooja and Bahi Dooj. 

 This fotd is completely traditional, I wore a beige color tissue saree with wide black, olive and golden color border. I kept my jewelry simple and minimum. Please scroll for my navratri special fotd...






 Product Used for eyes

  • Urban decay eye primer
  • MAC kohl 
  • MAC carbon black eyeshadow
  • Wet-n-wild eyeshadow(comfort zone) review here
  • inglot eyeliner
  • Benefit mascara
  • NYX eyebrow cake powder

Product Used for lips
  • EOS lip balm
  • NYX lip pencil(warm brown)
  • MAC dubonnet lipstick review here

Product Used for face
  • smashbox camera ready primer
  • Estee Lauder double wear foundation 
  • tarte amazonian clay blush(tipsy) reviewe here
  • MAC matte bronze for countering
  • NARS highlighter(albatross) review here 
  • Rimmel london stay matte pressed powder

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OleHenriksen truth creme advance hydration ~ Review,Picture and Swatch


Hello girls...Today I'm reviewing "OleHenriksen truth creme advance hydration" $45 for 1.7 oz Let me start by saying... I truly love this product. I have really dry skin but I really hate oily skincare products. I started using it because of the vitamin C and my acne scars. Citrus smell is pretty strong in this moisturizer,so it might irritate the sensitive skin beauties.

Also read OLE HENRIKSEN TRUTH SERUM COLLAGEN BOOSTER







Ingredients (taken from sephora website)...
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Squalane, Triheptanoin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Ceramide 2, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hydrolyzed Viola Tricolor Extract, Calcium Ascorbate, Rosa Canina Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharum Officinarium (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharinum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Soybean Sterols, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trehalose, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract, Sorbitol, Xanthan Gum, Potato Starch Modified, Sodium Phytate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance


What it is:

A luxurious crème designed to brighten, firm, and provide unparalleled moisturization. 

What it is formulated to do:

This light-textured crème glides onto the skin effortlessly and absorbs quickly to leave you with a beautiful, radiant glow. Strengthened by vitamin C, it calms, heals, brightens, and boosts collagen. Ole Henriksen's Advanced Hydration Complex™, provides multi-level hydration. This product also delivers powerful anti aging benefits, promotes cell turnover, evens skintone, and helps to eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.







 

My quick review
Pros...

  • contain vitamin C
  • good for combination and normal to dry skin
  • it has plant based antioxidant
  • good for acne and scares
  • doesn't feel heavy on skin
  • absorb quickly
  • hydrate well
  • creamy texture
  • doesn't leave any oil on skin
  • a little amount of product goes a long way
  • paragons free
  • sulphates free
  • phthalates free
  • leaves the face smooth and soft
  • not tested on animals

cons...

  • strong citrus smell
  • pricey $45
  • glass packaging so its not travel friendly
  • bulky packaging
  • tub packaging,I wish it came in a pump or tube
  • can't comment on anti aging thing
  • citrus smell may irritate the sensitive skin

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Berry Berry Overnight Oats ~ Recipe

Hello girls...Today I'm sharing a recipe "overnight oats or no cook oats" Initially I was thinking to start a separate food blog but you know its really hard to manage 2 blogs together, so I'm posting it here(Women's Stuff) Let me know what you think about the food posts...

Overnight Oats... They are just oats soaked overnight in milk or almond milk or just plain water and layered with your favorite fruits,nuts,seeds and syrup. Oats,milk and yogurt are base, and toppings are endless.








Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled or quick oats
  • 1/2 cup milk regular or almond milk
  • 1tbs yogurt
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs honey
  • nuts of your choice
  • 1/2 cup berries or any other fruit
Instructions 
  1. In a pint size mason jar or in any glass jar or bowl add oats,milk,yogurt,chia seeds,honey and cinnamon. 
  2. Stir until combine.
  3. Add nuts and fruits.
  4. Put lid on and store in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. Stir and enjoy.



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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

Hello Girls…Today I'm reviewing Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream  I was really excited to buy this BB Cream and I have heard amazing reviews about it.
 The full size tubes are available in 8 shades and 2 shades are available in travel size. I got it in medium shade.




Packaging...
It comes in a medium size black color tube with a matte screw cap. On front side,there is a little window so you can see the color from it. 

Ingredients(taken from sephora website)...
Octinoxate 7.5 % 
-Octisalate 4% 
-Oxybenzone 2.5 % 
-Titanium Dioxide 1.10% 

Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Peg-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract (Extrait D'Orge), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Trehalose, Oryzanol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Urea, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sucrose, Glycerin, Sodium Stearoyl Lacylate, Caffeine, Linoleic Acid, Cholesterol, Lecithin, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Silica, Disodium EDTA, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

Product Description...
It is a multitasking tinted cream formula with SPF 35. It is formulated with emollients and optical pearls pigments to provide hydration and reduce fine lines and wrinkles after 4 weeks. It is a 5-in-1 formula for flawless skin. It claims to prime,perfect,hydrate and remove excess oil.


My Thoughts...
First thing I have noticed was that it has really good coverage compared to others I have used. It blends well and you can build full coverage. I have combination skin in summer but dry skin in winter...weird...coming back to my skin type...oily T-zone,large pores around my nose and forehead and dry patches here and there. As I told you...i was really excited for this BB cream BUT this thing made my skin greasy and yellow-brownish in color. No matter what I applied it with (fingers,sponge,flat brush)the outcome was same. At first application it looks great but later on it oxidized and made my face blotchy and super greasy. The thing I like most is it fixed my flakey,dry and patchy skin...my skin is very dry in winters and my makeup literally flake off.
It guarantees to reduce fine lines in 4 weeks, I can not comment on this.



       
Pros
  • improve hydration
  • available in 10 shades
  • travel friendly
  • a pea size amount covers my entire face
  • build-able coverage,cover dark spots 
  • contains SPF-35
  • can be use alone or under the makeup
  • doesn't give any acne
  • doesn't feel heavy on face
  • easy to apply
  • spread easily
  • sleek packaging
  • cover light blemish
  • fix dry patches

Cons
  • huge list of ingredients 
  • very thick texture
  • doesn't control oil
  • oxidized after 2-3 hours
  • price $39 for 30 ml

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Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color,Nude Illusion ~ Review,Swatch & Picture

Hello girls...Today I'm reviewing Maybelline color elixir lip color,Nude Illusion These color elixir are available in 20 shades. The color range is good, the texture and formula is amazing. I heard Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color are not a gloss but a liquid lipstick but I disagree. In my opinion they are just a pigmented gloss. 



Packaging...
It comes in a transparent thick plastic glass packaging with a silver cap on top. The shade is clearly visible from the tube.


Ingredients...
Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate,Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl, Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Butadiene Copolymer, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated, Castor Oil Isostearate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica Silylate, Pentylene Glycol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Linalool, Silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tin Oxide, Limonene, Aluminum, Hydroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Parfum / Fragrance

May Contain: Mica CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides CI 15850 / Red 7 CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake CI 75470 / Carmine CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake].



Nude illusion 060($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz) is a soft peachy beige shade  with warm undertone and color coverage is semi opaque. It glides on smoothly. It lightly scented which doesn't bother much.





Applicator...
The applicator is feathery,cushiony and super soft, it picks up perfect amount of product. The leaf shaped applicator is flexible, you can use the tapered point to line the lips and flat side(middle part) can be use to fill the lips.

Texture and formula...
The texture of Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color,Nude Illusion is like a liquid lip balm. Texture is creamy which leaves the lips soft and hydrating.

The formula isn't completely weightless,it is a bit heavy on lips. Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color,Nude Illusion has smooth and even finish. The first application is little disappointing as the "Nude Illusion" is very sheer but it looks incredible in couple of layers. I like the natural shine of this shade. It is pretty pigmented shade.

Also Read "Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain,India Intrigue" 





Pros...
  • available in 20 gorgeous shades
  • lightly scented which doesn't bother much
  • it hydrate and soften the lips
  • true to the color
  • good pigmentation
  • travel friendly packaging
  • non-sticky
  • smooth and even finish
  • creamy texture
  • spread easily on lips 
  • feels very light on lips
  • can be worn alone or topped over same shade lip pencil or lipstick
  • leaf shape applicator gives clean and precise application 


Cons...
  • 2-3 hours staying power
  • transfer easily
  • this particular shade is not good for pigmented lips
  • settle into fine lines
  • it might be tricky for Indian skin tone
  • need frequent reapplications


Overall...
I'm impressed with formula...Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color,Nude Illusion is very comfortable on lips like a balm,pigmented like lipstick and shiny like a gloss. The only downside is poor lasting power.