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Soumi Chatterjee

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Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipsticks : Swatches & Review

Hello Beauties

Hope you are all doing great. You all know that lipsticks are my weakness and I always look for trying out new brands and their new launches. Recently, Nykaa launched their ultra matte lipstick collection. They have a total of 18 shades in their collection right now and each & every one is so so beautiful. I selected two colours from different genres…. Jane( from the nudes & browns) & Razia(from the pinks). Let’s see how these fare:

Net Weight: 5gm

Price: 599/-

Shelf Life : 3 years from the date of manufacturing

Nykaa is Cruelty-free, Vegan & Paraben-free

Dermatologically Tested

Formulated in Italy

Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipsticks : Swatches & Review

About The Product

Matte, Matter, Mattest ! Meet the Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipstick, a super matte lipstick that adorns your lips with a veil of full-bodied ,opaque color for a modern matte finish. The exquisitely blended formula of this lipstick strikes a perfect harmony between intense color and extreme matte finish. It’s super-smooth Jojoba Oil fortified formula glides on your lips effortlessly and keeps them nourished all day long. It doesn’t get better and matter than this!

  • Extreme Matte Finish
  • Full-bodied Pigment
  • Long-wearing and weightless formula.

Packaging

These lipsticks come in plastic cardboard outer packaging . The black & gold designing is very beautiful. The lipstick caps are colour-coded and these have magnetic closure too. So, they are travel-friendly. You can find the shade names on the bottom of the lipsticks & also on the outer box. The manufacturing & expiry dates are clearly mentioned so that you can be quite certain of these.

Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipsticks : Swatches & Review

My Thoughts

Personally, I am really enjoying Nykaa ultra matte lipsticks. These are mostly matte, but not drying on the lips. The shades are rich & pigmented, only one swipe is enough for an opaque application. Also, it does not bleed, so, you don’t need to feel embarrassed in public. The lipsticks stay on your lips for a good 5-6 hours without any re-touch. Only, if you eat oily food, it disappears from the middle. The removal part is also easy. Any good makeup remover can do the job perfectly.

Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipsticks : Top: Razia; Bottom: Jane

Now, coming to the shades which I choose

Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipsticks : JANE

JANE— Named upon famous English Novelist, Jane Austen, it is an evergreen warm brown shade which will suit all the skin tones across the world. On fair to medium, it looks more like an warm brown & on dusky beauties, it appears as a perfect nude shade. You can see the lip swatch above….

RAZIA— This color is dedicated to Razia Sultana, the first woman ruler of India. This shade is as bold as the woman herself, a perfect mauve shade with plum undertones. This color is not for any faint-hearted,for sure. It appears so bright & happy on fair to medium skin tones, whereas dusky beauties would describe it as a dark purple-pink. Below is the picture how it appears on me :

Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipsticks : RAZIA

Overall, I am in love with my recent purchase and I would highly recommend you all to try out at least a couple of shades from Nykaa ultra mate lipstick range. I have my eyes on Cleopatra & Coco too.

Find these HERE :https://www.nykaa.com/nykaa-ultra-matte-lipstick/p/370560?categoryId=249&productId=370560&ptype=product&skuId=370553

See You Soon

XOXO

Skin Care

Review of Vedantika Herbals Neem Tulsi Aloe Face Wash & Ubtan

Hello Beauties

In today’s world, our skin and hair suffer the most. All this pollution, chemical ingredients in every other product damage our lifestyle in the worst way possible. That’s why, whenever , I come across a natural, chemical free brand, I want to try them first. Vedantika Herbals is one such brand which was established with the view of pure and chemical free products for our well-being. I have seen their products first on Instagram and was really impressed by the vast range of products.

Recently, they approached me to try out some of their products and I gladly accepted the offer.

Review of Vedantika Herbals Neem Tulsi Aloe Face Wash & Ubtan

About The Brand

Vedantika Herbals is an ISO certified brand which deals with skincare, Bodycare, Haircare products which are totally chemical & preservative free. They provide true natural products without artificial color or flavour for conscious healthy living. Their values are

  • Service to all
  • Total integrity
  • Absolute commitment to quality
  • Respect & devotion to Mother Nature
  • No compromise on quality
  • Eco friendly packaging

Their range is so vast. From Hair care to Skin Care, Body care, Face masks, even they have healthy soups, herbal tea, instant energy drinks, healthy candies & what not !

It’s a Made In India brand

Review of Vedantika Herbals Neem Tulsi Aloe Face Wash & Ubtan

They have sent me two products:

  • Neem Tulsi Aloe Face Wash
  • Ubtan(body scrub)

Let’s see how these fare:

Neem Tulsi Aloe Face Wash

  • Net Weight : 100 ml
  • Price: 199/-
  • Best before 24 moths from date of Mfg.
Review of Vedantika Herbals Neem Tulsi Aloe Face Wash & Ubtan

It has the healing properties of Neem and Tulsi which repair skin and soothe irritation. On the other hand, Aloe Vera hydrates the skin. It is good for oily to combination skin . This face wash comes in a transparent plastic bottle packaging with pump dispenser. The face wash is quite thin in consistency and almost transparent in color. The smell is amazing, I tell you ! It instantly refreshes your senses. You will feel that soft effect on your skin after the use. I use it every morning after wake up to feel refreshed. It is not over-drying at all. Overall, a decent face wash for regular use.

Review of Vedantika Herbals Neem Tulsi Aloe Face Wash & Ubtan

My Verdict: 3.7 out of 5.

Ubtan(body scrub)

  • Net Weight: 100 gm
  • Price: 199/-
  • Best before 18 months from date of Mfg.
Review of Vedantika Herbals Neem Tulsi Aloe Face Wash & Ubtan

This is a traditional Indian recipe to beautify our skin. It’s a gentle ubtan or body polisher formula which all Indian mothers use at their households. it is supposed to remove old skin & let new skin to flourish. This Ubtan comes in a plastic bottle as well with a cap screw on top. It is a finely milled pale yellow powder formula which you have to soak in milk and make a smooth paste. Then you have to apply it on your full body and leave it for a few minutes. Then rinse it with water to feel the smooth skin afterwards. First of all, it smells absolutely like Besan & Camphore. After the wash, the skin feels so supple & smooth. I have used several body scrubs before, but this feels amazing. You should definitely go for it!

Review of Vedantika Herbals Neem Tulsi Aloe Face Wash & Ubtan

My verdict: 4 out of 5.

Overall, I am really impressed with Vedantika Herbals skincare range. These two products are now staple to my skincare regime. I would definitely want to try out their haircare & herbal drinks next.

you can buy the products HERE: https://www.vedantikaherbals.com

They offer free shipping for orders above 499/-

Have you tried anything from this brand?

See You Soon

XOXO

Skin Care

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Hello Beauties

Those who are very much interested in trying out new & popular skincare products across the world ; St. Ives is not a stranger name to them. It is an universally acclaimed skincare brand which consists of Facial Scrubs, Moisturisers, Face Cleansing Sticks, Sheet Masks & what not ! These are everyone’s favourite and I am also a fan of this brand.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Recently, I got a chance to receive & review their newly revamped version of St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. These have been doing well in the market for quite some time now but recently, the brand changed their packaging & formula a little bit. This apricot scrub has also won the ‘Allure Readers’ Choice Award in the year 2016. St. Ives facial scrubs are the most talked about product in the town recently.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

What The Brand Claims

  • Made with 100% natural exfoliants
  • Deeply Exfoliates & removes impurities for glowing skin
  • Paraben Free
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • Non Comedogenic(doesn’t clog pores)
  • Oil Free

It consists 100% natural walnut shell powder to deeply exfoliate for clean, glowing skin.

Why We Love Apricots

The extracts from these sun-loving fruits are known to soften and smooth skin.

  • It is a deep exfoliator(Gentle & Moderate options from the brand are also available in the market)
  • Net Weight: 170 gm
  • Price: 399/-
Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Packaging

There is nothing fancy about the packaging. It’s a typical tube with the flip top opening. You can find all the product details on the tube itself. Too simple yet effective.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Texture

The texture is quite coarse for my liking. I know, facial scrubs do have that tiny granules which removes the dead skin & impurities but St. Ives apricot scrub has too much grainy granules in it which can be a concern for sensitive skins. It may cause some redness or irritation to the skin. The smell is quite refreshing though.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

My Personal Experience

I personally, like St. Ives as a brand. I have been using their products for so long now, even I am a fan of their Skin Collagen Cream. Also I have used their Oatmeal scrub & mask earlier. Now, coming to this apricot scrub, It is quite effective in removing all the impurities and gives a squeaky , clean face. The oil control is good too. But in a country like India, in summer, our skin become a little sensitive , so using this face scrub can be a little harsh on many. So, you have to be a little careful about that. It will work great as a body scrub, if you can understand what I mean ! I normally use it on my neck, elbow, hands as well. I found out that the Oatmeal scrub which I have used earlier had a gentle exfoliation factor, whereas, the apricot one has a deep exfoliation factor which results in some rough granules in it. You can find the level of exfoliation, marked on the back of the tube , i.e. Gentle, Moderate or Deep. Use twice a week.

Overall, St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is a decent buy . Using it once or twice a week can be a option in your skincare routine.

Let me know how you like it….

Buy it HERE:https://www.nykaa.com/st-ives-fresh-skin-apricot-face-scrub/p/446543?ptype=product&productId=446543&skuId=446543&categoryId=2711 h

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

[ The product has sent to me as a PR, but all of my thoughts and opinions are absolutely unbiased]

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XOXO

Skin Care

Review: Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

Hello beauties

I have been looking for a light weight moisturiser this summer when Suganda team contacted me. They were so kind to first ask me my skin type & my skin concern rather than just sending a product randomly ! When I informed them about my requirements, they sent me over their much-raved product, Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser. I was really very excited to receive this moisturiser to try out.

Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

About The Brand

Suganda products celebrate raw and organic ingredients sourced from all over the world, mixed with essential oils for a refreshingly natural fragrance.

They are free from toxic chemicals such as parabens, Triclosans , SLS, SLES,Petrolium Jelly, Silicons etc.

  • Handmade in India
Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

About Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

An oil free formula which provides skin with required nutrients and moisture. White Lotus Moisturiser lightens spots and soothes irritated skin. Vitamin B3 helps skin with acne and helps maintain radiant and soft skin. Hyaluronic acid moisturises the skin deeply.

Ingredients

Aqua, Vitamin B3, Glycerin, Sodium Palmitoye Proline, Nymphea alba flower extract(white lotus), Panthenol(Provitamin B5), Allantoin(skin conditioning ingredient), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance(natural essential oils), Hyaluronic acid.

Net Weight: 60 ml

Price: 750/-

Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

The packaging of the Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser really impresses me. It comes in a solid glass bottle packaging with a pump dispenser. The packaging is quite classy & elegant. There is a plastic cap which protects the pump dispenser too. The pump actually works good as it does not spill the product everywhere. All the necessary details are there on the bottle including the manufacturing & expiry dates. I got a freshly manufactured product which will expire in next one & a half years.

Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

Now,coming to the moisturiser itself, it is a pale white liquid with a serum like consistency. The smell is really calming & soothing as it reminds me of fresh lotuses only. The consistency ,as I have mentioned before is serum like which absorbs so quickly on my skin. It does not leave any greasiness, whatsoever.You only need 3-4 pumps to cover your entire face & neck . It is advised to use two times a day ; morning & evening.

Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

I have been religiously using this moisturiser for the last few weeks & I am really impressed. Generally, I don’t believe in the skin lightening fact, as mentioned by the brand, but other than that, this is a must have moisturiser for oily & combination skin. It doesn’t feel like you have anything on your face. You feel the softness it provides & it actually works on itchy & irritated skin. In summer, my face becomes red & a little itchy sometimes,and after using the moisturiser, it actually calmed it down.

Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

My Thoughts

So, Overall, I really liked this product a lot. It is definitely a saviour this summer season when Kolkata is so hot & humid, it helps in keeping up with the hydration & moisturization of my skin. Some of you may feel that it’s a little pricey for the quantity but the bottle lasts you easily for 3 months, using twice daily. Now,you can do the math, right? Also, Suganda offers some discounts occasionally in their site, so you can grab it at a discounted price as well ! Do follow their Instagram handle @suganda.co for exciting offers & new launches !

You can buy the Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser HERE :https://suganda.co

[This product has sent to me as PR to review. All my views and opinions are totally unbiased]

Till then, stay happy…

See You Soon

XOXO


Skin Care

Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

Hello Beauties

Hope you are all doing great. I have started concentrating more and more into a compact skincare regime. I have been in a search of a good foaming cleanser when I found out about Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser. Innisfree is Korea’s no. 1 skincare brand with natural ingredients. It is now available on Nykaa too. I went through some rave reviews about this cleanser and thought of trying it out.

Let’s see what it claims:

Green barley Bubble Cleanser contains Green Barley and Vinegar to eliminate dead skin cells for smooth and clear skin.

  • A bubble-cleansing facial cleanser made from Jeju Green Barley.
  • Jeju Green Barley contains Cellulose that throughly removes impurities from skin.
  • The bubbles keep your skin moisturised after wash .
  • Free from Mineral Oil, Animal-Originated ingredients, synthetic colorants and imidazolidinyl urea.
Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

Price: Rs. 750/- for 150 ml.

Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

Product Description

During summer, my face needs something extra which will be delicate yet balancing on my skin. That’s why I chose this one as it has natural ingredients. Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser comes in a huge plastic tube packaging which includes a pump dispenser at the top. It is quite convenient and travel-friendly. The pump does not leak and pumps the correct amount each time. you will only need 2 good pumps to cover your entire face. It appears as a white foaming bubble on your palm. The fragrance is quite mild and soothing. In my personal opinion, you should wash your face with lukewarm water afterwards for a better result.

Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

My Personal Experience

I have been throughly enjoying this face cleanse since last 2 months. I started using it at the end of Winter and still is continuing with it. It cleans my face without leaving any impurities. It is not drying at all on my oily skin but if you have very dry skin, you can feel it a bit drier. It keeps the oil secretion on my Tzone area at bay for 3-4 hours straight which I like the most.

Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

The price point may feel steep to some but believe me, the bottle runs for really, really long. Also pump dispenser means less wastage, isn’t it?

Availability: Nykaa, Flipkart

Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

Bubble cleanser is something new to Indian market but very addictive,indeed. I really liked using it as my primary face cleanser and probably will re-purchase it.

See You Soon

XOXO

Skin Care

Review: Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream

Hello Beauties

Welcome to my blog in 2019. I know last year, I was not that much active on my blog, but I posted some brief reviews on my Instagram account. But, I promise, this year, I will try to post more on my blog. So, I have been into Vegan & Cruelty-free makeup and skincare recently. That’s why I was searching for some good cruelty-free brands and I stumbled upon this brand, called Mcaffeine. I received one of their face wash sample in my Fab Bag and I quite liked that. Then, I thought of trying out their Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream which is enriched with Argan Oil & Vitamin E. It is described as a face energizer. It is one such brand which uses Caffeine in their skincare and haircare products. Caffeine has some amazing benefits on our skin & hair.It is anti-oxidant and has anti-inflammatory benefits on our skin.

Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream
  • It is not tested on animals
  • Paraben Free
  • Manufactured in India

Quantity: 50 ml

Price: 349/-

Availability : Nykaa, Amazon, Purplle

I ordered it through Amazon Prime.

About The Product

Give the goodness of Caffeine to your skin with this Caffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream.This rich, super moisturising face cream, ideal for normal to dry skin uses a unique Caffeine complex to defeat dryness and give your skin a radiant glow.

Ingredients: Vitamin E, Argan Oil,Caffeine,Licorice Extract,Calendula Extract,Sea Weed,Glycerine,Cream Base,Aqua,Approved Preservatives/Fragrance/Color.

Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream

This cream comes in a very attractive looking pinkish-red cardboard box with a wooden spatula. The cream is milky white in color and comes in a transparent glass Jar. It has a very light fruity smell which does not linger for long.

I always get dry parches around my face during winter and my skin become too dry to handle. But this face cream solved my problem completely. This cream feels so light on skin but works great. It hydrates my skin totally. I use it as a hydrating day cream after shower and the effect lasts for around 3-4 hours. It may feel a little heavy in summer but around this time of the year, it is working just fine for me.

Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream
Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream

Moreover, this Mcaffeine Face cream is chemical-free and cruelty-free.

So, if you are searching for a good skincare branded try Mcaffeine. They have some amazing range of skincare and I will be definitely trying out some more soon.

See You Soon

XoxO

Makeup

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation : Review

Hello lovelies

Here, I am with a makeup product review after a very, very long time. This time, it’s a base makeup product. I love medium to full coverage base makeup on a daily basis. So, I tried this new L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation recently. It is a liquid foundation in a tube form, which attracted me the most. This foundation is already quite famous in International markets as well. Let’s see how it fares:

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Skin Care

Review : Innisfree Capsule Recipe Packs

Hi Beauties

Hope you all are doing well. Happy New Year to all ! I know I have been so inconsistent with my blog, but I promise to give a good shot this month onwards ! Lately, I have been trying a lot of new makeup & skincare , specially Korean skincare caught my attention. One of my most regular used product is the most famous Innisfree Capsule Recipe packs.

Recently, K beauty has ¬†taken the beauty world by storm and everyone is just mad about them . I found them not over-hyped at all. They are really effective & good for our skin. It’s all mainly natural and unusual component that excels in improving our skin and hair. Tree tea, Rice water, Aloe vera seems to be doing wonders on my normal to combination skin.

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Makeup

Review : Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Hi Beauties

How are you all doing? Well, Christmas is around the corner and I hope you all are enjoying this festive season with your friends and family. Today,I am going to talk about the foundation that I have been using for quite some time now. But sadly, it was not available in Indian market until now. But Nykaa has heard us and launched …..Wet n Wild! Yes,this brand is one of my favourite drugstore brand with some outstanding stuffs. And the foundation which I am obsessed with is the most raved about foundation in the beauty world in 2017. Manny Mua, Tati even the Indian bloggers are amazed by this. It’s the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation.

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Makeup

Review of L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Matte Lip Pen

Hi Beauties

I have not been into new makeup for quite sometime now. I am using up all the skincare & makeup stuffs that I currently own. Being an makeup enthusiast is not easy at all as you have to buy lots of new stuffs to try out. But recently, while walking down the makeup counters at Lifestyle, I found out the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Matte Lip Pen . It is a recent launch and has quite some beautiful colors in the range. So, I decided to pick one beautiful magenta-pink color,named ‘Matte-R-of Fact'(108). Let’s see how it fares:

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