Oriflame Lip Impact Crayon in Intense Cherry Review, Swatches and LOTD

Hello girls, here is a lipstick review after a looooong gap. Today I’ll be reviewing the lip impact crayon from Oriflame. This is my first lip crayon and since it was in offer price of Rs. 199 few months back, I got one for myself in the shade ” Intense Cherry”and after using it for a while now, here is my view on the product. Read on to know whether you should buy this or skip!

Price:Rs. 329 for 3.9g, I got it at Rs. 199 (offer price)

Available Shades: 1. Electric Red
2. Deep Berry
3. Intense Cherry
4. Striking Rose
5. Pink Impact
6. Vibrant Almond

Shelf Life: 3 years from the date of manufacture

Method Of Use:  Starting from the middle of the lips, apply through the arch of the lips till the corners, both above and below.

What The Product Claims: Here is a lip crayon that will offer long-lasting color to your lips without drying and chapping lips. The smooth texture glides on to lips giving truly intense color in only one stroke. Super comfortable, silky feel and moisturising formula to help prevent lips from drying. High coverage, medium shine. Long wear without color bleed. One smooth swipe and lips are saturated with intense color and plush moisturizing lip goodness.

My Take On The Product: The product comes in a cherry red pencil packaging with a cap, the shade of the lip crayon is exactly like the color of the packaging.

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The packaging is sturdy enough. The shade “Intense Cherry” is a very bright cherry red color and is perfect for wedding season and brightens up your face instantly.

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This shade will look good on all Indian skin tones. The texture of the lip crayon is super creamy and is highly pigmented. It glides on my lips like butter and you do not need to use any lip balm underneath.

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The crayon gives a glossy finish that stays up to 3-4 hours and fades leaving behind a nice tint. It keeps my lips moisturized and makes it look fuller. Coming to the negative part, the lip crayon is non retractable, hence a lot of product gets wasted while trying to sharpen it.

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Since it is super creamy, it tends to bleed often, it also form streaks if over applied (see the lip swatch with flash, I have used two swipes of the lip crayon and the application is almost streaky).Lastly,it transfers to anything and everything your lips come in contact with so you need to be cautious.

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Pros: 1. Lovely shade

2. Crazily pigmented

Cons: Non-retractable, a lot of the product get wasted.

Rating: 3/5

Recommendation: I am not really impressed with this lip crayon from Oriflame mainly because a lot of product gets wasted. I won’t purchase this again!

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Five Best Lipsticks For Fall Under Rs.500

Hello girls, winter is almost here and it is the time of the year to stack up our favourite bold and dark lipsticks. To ease your task a bit I am sharing some of my favourite lipstick shades for winter and the best part is, all of these are under Rs. 500 so they come easy on your pocket too!

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Check out these awesome lipstick shades that gives great pigmentation and are sure to turn heads if your wear them:

1. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Plum Paradise (Rs. 250 for 4.2g )

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Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipstick in plum paradise is a dark purplish shade with red undertones. One swipe goes opaque on lips. The lipstick glides easily on lips and keeps them moisturized. Staying power is almost 4 hours after which it starts fading evenly. The shade do not bleed and can be worn both during day or nighttime. The shade will suit Indian skin tones well.

2. Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Vamp ( Rs.359 for 3.8g)

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The shade vamp is a deep violet shade with blue undertones and has a creamy texture. The shade goes opaque in one swipe and it buildable if you want a more intense look. The shade will go well at night. Staying power is almost 4 hours. Use a lip liner before applying this lipstick to avoid bleeding. The lipstick has an added benefit of SPF 15 too. Give this shade a try if you love experimenting with very dark colors and vampy looks.

3. Oriflame Pure Color Lipstick in Tempting Brown (Rs. 199 for 2.5g)

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This lipstick from Oriflame is one of the best budget brown lipsticks I have in my kitty. It acts as an MLBB on my lips and this lipstick can be worn to complement heavy eye makeup look. Staying power is 2 hours most so you need to reapply it from time to time. The shade is very moisturing and application is smooth.

4. Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick Shade #422 (Rs. 225 for 4.4g )

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This shade #422 is a true maroon shade very suitable for the fall season.  The lipstick glides on lips like butter. The staying power is almost 3 hours after which it starts fading . It leaves behind a reddish tint. The color tends to bleed a little so using a lip liner is a must.

5. Elle 18 Color Pop Lipstick in Burgundy Wine (Rs. 120 for 4.3ml)

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This is the one of the best and cheapest lipstick in Indian market. This shade, as the name suggests is a burgundy shade with red undertones. Two swipes are enough to give the desired color. The shade is very moisturizing, do not bleed and stays up to 2 hours. It comes in a cute girly packaging which is a bonus!

Which one will you pick for yourself? Do let us know in the comments below :).

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Streetwear Color Rich Ultramoist Lipstick in Berrylicious Review, Swatches and LOTD

Hello girlies, how are you all doing? I hope you had a lovely weekend. With the end of Navratri and Durga Puja this year, its time for another important festival in India… the festival of lights, “Diwali”. I hope you all are geared up to celebrate the day with much joy and fun. Today, I ‘ll be reviewing a gorgeous berry lipstick from Streetwear, a product from the house of Revlon cosmetics.

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As the name suggests, it is a true berry shade, perfect to complement your festive look and comes very cheap. This lipstick is from their recently relaunched version of Color Rich Ultramoist range. Read on to know why you should have this shade in your kitty!

Price: INR 180 for 4.2g

Shades Available: 

  • Shades of Susie : 1 Fire Your Ex, 2 Very Vampire, 3 Reviting Rouge, 5 Foxy Fantasy
  • Shades of Aisha : 6 Puzzle Me Pink, 7 Mystic Mauve, 8 Berrylicious, 9 Ruby Riddle, 11 Pink Passion, 12 PS I am Sexy
  • Shades of Shanaya : 14 Chic Cappucino, 15 Iconic, 16 Hot Ginger, 17 Pink Champagne, 18 Runway Russet, 19 Pink Pirouette, 20 Rhythmic Bronze, 21 Crisp Caramel.
  • Shades of Simeran : 25 Pink Persuasion, 26 Berry Dreamy, 27 Spell Bound, 28 XoXo, 29 Persion Blush, 30 Please Me Pink

My Take On the Product: The product comes in a black plastic bullet with a transparent lid on which the name of the lipstick is written along with a comic face of a girl. See the picture below to get an idea.

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The packaging is not very sturdy but not too flimsy too and could be  carried around with little care. These lipstick are visually very attractive and all the products in this range have similar packaging.

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Coming to the shade, berrylicious, it is a gorgeous true berry pink  shade with red undertones and will flatter fair to dusky skin tones equally. The finishing of the lipstick is creamy which settles on the lips as semi matte after few minutes.

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The staying power of this shade is almost 3 hours which is quite good at this price range. The lipstick has a mild fragrance which does not bothers me much. It is recommended to use a lip liner to avoid bleeding of the lipstick.

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The lipstick gets transferred easily but since the lipstick has a creme finish, I do not use a lip balm underneath while wearing this. Overall, this lipstick from Streetwear is a decent product which comes in very cheap price.

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Pros: 1. Pretty shade

2. Moisturizing

3. Stays for almost 3 hours

4. Lots of shades to choose from

Cons: 1. Gets transferred easily

2. Packaging could have been a little better in quality

Rating: 4.5/5

Will I Recommend it?: Of course, this a wonderful berry shade which comes for only 180 bucks so why miss it?!

Have you tried Streetwear Color Rich Ultramoist lipsticks yet? How do you like them? Share with us in the comments below…..

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Six Makeup Must Haves For This Festive Season

Hello girls, how are you all doing? So there is only few more days left for the puja madness to begin. I hope everyone who are celebrating it are almost done with the shopping and now counting days like me for having loads of fun with friends and family. This post will guide all those women who are still deciding which makeup to buy for this festive season.

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So, in this post I have listed 6 must have products that you can include in your kitty. Most of these products are newly launched and you are sure to love them! Have a look….

1. The Body Shop Tea Tree BB Cream

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Try out the newly launched Body Shop tea tree BB cream which will give your skin an even coverage, camouflage imperfections, brighten your skin and also reduce blemishes effectively. This two-in-one makeup + skin care product will surely  win your heart. Available in three shades light, medium & dark and costs  Rs.1095 for 40ml product.

2. Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks Eyeshadows

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The cute little eyeliners are must in your kitty this festive season. These eye shadows are available in 20 shades so you will always find a shade to complement your look. Available in four textures and you can  link as many individual shades as you want to customize your own eyeshadow palette. Priced at Rs. 175 each for 1.4g.

3. Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liners

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Define your eyes with beautiful shades from Lakme Absolute range.  These long-lasting gel liners from Lakme comes in a number of shades unlike other gel liners which are mostly black, grey and brown. Available in eight wonderful shades like teal, white and bronze. Priced at Rs. 800 each and is waterproof and smudge-proof.

4. Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blushes

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Maybelline Cheeky Glow blushes are still the most affordable blushes in India. This ultra-light blush feels weightless on the skin and is easy to apply. The Cheeky Glow Blush is available in 3 fresh shades: Creamy Cinnamon, Fresh Coral and Peach Sweetie. Choose from these three wonderful shades and create the perfect rosy cheeks.

5. Streetwear Color Rich Lipsticks

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Recently launched Streetwear range of cosmetics have become a hit all over India. All of their products are very pocket friendly but quality is like that of any high-end brand. Try out their lipsticks which are visually very appealing, very moisturizing with a decent staying power of up to 3 hours at an unbelievable price range of Rs. 180 only for 4.2g and available in 24 shades ranging from pinks to reds and even an orange shade (Pink Pirouette).

6. Maybelline Glittermania Nailpolishes

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Another range of affordable nail-polish from Maybelline perfect for festive season. Available in wonderful glittery shades with decent staying power. This nail polishes will give your nails a 3D shimmering effect and perfect to wear it alone or experiment with a nail art. Available in 8 shades and priced at Rs. 125.

What are you waiting for? Go and grab these from your nearest store now or buy online.  What are your picks this festive season? Share with us in  the comments below..

P.S.: The giveaway ends at midnight, take part soon if you haven’t participated yet! 🙂

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Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Tangerene Tango Review, Swatches & LOTD

Hello ladies! Today I’ll be reviewing a pop neon orange lipstick from Avon. It is one of  the lipstick in my stash. I have purchased it two months back and though of sharing my views on it. This lipstick will be  a good choice for beginners who loves experimenting with bright colors. This range of Avon lippies are  rich in color and moisturizing and stays for almost 4-5 hours on lips. Know more about Avon ultra color lipstick in “Tangerine Tango”  below:

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Price: INR 349 for 3.8g

Best Use before: 36 months from the manufacture date.

What The Product Claims: True Color Technology with self renewing pigments that help the colors stay true for a long time. It has Shea Butter, Omega Oil, Arctic Berry, and Vitamin E to nourish and moisturize lips instantly.

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My Take On The Product: The lipstick comes in a classy black packaging with a silver band in middle where the brand name is written. The packaging is sturdy. These lipsticks are available in a number of  wonderful shades including reds and pinks.

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The lipstick in shade tangerine Tango is a bright neon orange shade that will look good on fair to medium skin tones. Dark skinned beauties should skip this shade.

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The lipstick is soft in texture and glides like butter on my lips. I do not use a lip balm underneath when I am wearing this lipstick. It is superbly pigmented and one swipe will give you the desired color.

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Over application may lead to uneven spreading so care has to be taken while applying this shade. The lipstick stays on for almost 4-5 hours and fades leaving behind a nice tint. The lipstick has a mild fragrance too. Overall this is a good orange lipstick in budget.

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Pros: 1. Moisturizing

2. Bright orange shade

3.Stays for decent time

4. Highly pigmented

Cons: Tends to spread unevenly on over application

Rating: 4/5

Will I recommend it?: Of-course, I have included in best orange lipstick list, you can read it here.

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Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in Coffee Command Review, Swatches and LOTD

Hello lovelies, how are you all doing? Today I’ll be reviewing  my current favorite lipstick which I’m wearing almost daily to college. Its Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick in “Coffee Command”. Well, I know I’m the last one to review this lipstick but I couldn’t stop myself from sharing with you all how much I love the shade. Without wasting much time, let’s get into the details.

Price: INR 400 for 4.2g

Shelf Life: 2 years from the date of manufacture

What the Product Claims: Combines amazing comfort with staying power that keeps you looking fresh for hours. With a long wearing comfort technology. Offers a creamy color with colorfix technology. Ensures 10 hours of intense creme color.

My Take on the Product: The product comes in a rose-gold metallic packaging which looks very classy. The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly. Coming to the shade, it is a lovely peachy-nude shade. It could be a perfect MLBB shade for fair to medium skin tones.

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This lipstick is from the Lakme 9 to 5 office stylist range, so all the shade has been created keeping office goers in mind and for daily use. The lipstick stays on my lips for almost4-5 hours. Since the finish is on the matte side, it might be difficult to pull off without a lip balm underneath especially for girls with dry lips.

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It is recommended to exfoliate your lips before applying this lipstick since it may accentuate chapped lips. The lipstick is lightweight and does not feel heavy on my lips.

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Since I have slightly pigmented lips, I need to apply 2-3 swipes for the color to show up. It gives full coverage in 2 swipes only and the color could be built up gradually. The texture is creamy and smooth but still I use a lip balm underneath. The lipstick has a sweet fragrance and I really liked it.

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Overall, this lipstick is great for everyday wear and could be tried by office and college goers who like to wear neutral colors.

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Pros:1. Classy packaging

2. Lightweight

3. Wonderful shade

4. Decent staying power

Cons: 1.Can be too drying for dry lips

2. Might not look good on dusky beauties

My Rating: 4/5

Will I Repurchase It Again?: I might try other shades from this range :).

Which is your favorite MLBB shade? Do let me know in the comments below…..

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Five Orange Lipsticks For Indian Skintones

Hello girlies, these days I’m loving everything in orange….orange dress, nail paints and even lipsticks. Orange is a bright shade and you may always give a second thought before buying one but if you pick the right shade of orange according to your skin tone, you may get an instant pop of color for your lips and a brighter looking face. The color is so in that every tinsel town beauty has been found sporting this shade in various events.

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Here is a list of five orange lipsticks available in India. I have listed them keeping in mind the Indian skin tone so almost all the shades will suit our Indian beauties:

 

1. Maybelline Moisture extreme Color Sensational Lipstick in Bronze Orange (Rs.285)

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A soft coral shade with orange undertones. Priced reasonably, this lipstick will suit fair to medium skin tones. It is moisturizing and keep lips hydrated with an added benefit of SPF15. Staying power is up to 4-5 hours. If you are planning to try orange lipstick for the first time, this is a safe choice! Buy it here.

2. Lotus Herbals Pure Color Lipstick O orange (Rs. 245)

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A true orange shade, justifies the name! It is very smooth to apply on lips and stays for 3-4 hours on lips.  The lipstick do not settle in fine lines but tends to transfer easily. Two swipes give opaque coverage. This shade will look good on a variety of skin tones. Buy it here.

3. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Obsessed Orange (Rs. 275)

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An affordable lipstick from Colorbar Velvet Matte range. Pure orange shade that will flatter Indian skin tones. Stays up to 7 hours on lips. Easy to apply and does not fade easily. The lipsticks will not dry out your lips or bleed or settle in to fine lines. Buy it here.

4. Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Tangerine Tango (Rs.356)

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A lovely orange shade from Avon Ultra Color range. The lipstick comes in a classy packaging and has a buttery texture. It glides smoothly on lips, keep lips soft and supple and stays up to 4 hours. The shade has invisible fine shimmer and comes with SPF 15.

5. Inglot Matte Lipstick 103

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A warm orange with red undertones shade which gives opaque coverage in just two swipes. The shade will look lovely on medium to dusky beauties. Easy to apply and do not dry out lips. It has a long staying power and fades leaving behind a lovely tint.

I hope you’ll find this list useful. Which one among these is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below…..

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Lotus Herbals Seduction Botanical Tinted Lipgloss In Cranberry Punch Review, Swatches & LOTD

Hello lovely ladies, how are you all doing? This summer heat has made me too lazy. I really need a break from my monotonous routine. Anyways, last night I was cleaning my makeup kitty when I found this….

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This was my first ever lip gloss, my bestie gifted this to me on my birthday last year. There was a time when I used this gloss regularly over my lipsticks. Somehow this little thing lost my attention after sometime, and see, I found it last night. There is still few month left to its expiry so I can finish it up by then. Read on to know about Lotus herbals lip gloss in “Cranberry Punch”:

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Price:INR 225 for 5ml.

Ingredients: Presence of grapes & Jojoba extracts.

Directions To Use: Using the doe-foot applicator to swipe the gloss over your lips to get a nice color or top it over a lipstick for added shine.

My take On The Product: The gloss comes in a transparent cylindrical tube with champagne-gold cap. The packaging is sleek, lightweight and easy to carry around. The cap has an in-built doe foot applicator, the applicator is dense and helps in precise application.

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Coming to the shade, Cranberry punch is a lovely berry pink color with fine silver shimmer and will flatter Indian skin tones especially dusky beauties. The shade is wonderful and two swipes can give you the desired color.

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The intensity can gradually be built it, I used to top it over my lipstick for an added shine and oomph.It has a mild fragrance which I personally don’t like but since the fragrance vanishes after sometime, it isn’t a big deal.

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The formula is non sticky and staying power is 2 hours which is fair at this price range. There are lots of different shades available from this range keeping the Indian skin tone in mind. So, go ahead and grab some lovely shades!

Pros: 1. Inexpensive

2. Travel-friendly

3. Nice color

4. Light weight

5. The applicator provided is good

Cons: Nothing in particular but I wish they improve the lasting power of these glosses..

My Rating: 4.5/5

Will I Repurchase It Again?: I have another shade from this range-Winter berry Crush, you can read about it here.

Do you own any shade from the Lotus Herbals Botanical Tinted Lip gloss range?

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What’s In My Beauty Bag?

This  post is in response to the ongoing contest by Healthkart.com brought to you by Votre, powered by Auravedic and co-sponsored by Vaadi Herbals and Sattvik Organics where I have been tagged to post about #WhatsInYourBeautyBag

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Hello beautiful ladies! I hope you all are doing well. As you all can already guess from the title of this post, I’m going to show my beauty essentials that I carry in my bag. But wait, here’s the twist! I have to pick up 5 beauty essential within the budget of Rs. 1500- Really? How mean :p! Okay, challenge accepted! This means I have to pick up my budget friendly beauty essentials which are worthy, after all it is my skin and it needs pampering like a princess! Jokes apart, let’s get back to the challenge. Below I have listed 5 beauty essentials that I will always carry in my bag especially in summer, I have also taken care to include items that are travel friendly because I don’t want to open my bag and find my toner leaking or my face wash squeezed out…..

1.Votre Purifying Face Wash (Rs. 196 for 30g)

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Yup, our skin care regime starts with cleansing. I face acne problems occasionally and this dermatologically tested face wash from Votre  will surely help to reduce my acne along with removing dirt and impurities without over drying the skin. This face wash shrinks skin pores and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines too! A clean face keeps skin problems at bay. So this face wash is a must in my bag. Since I have a combination skin, I can use this all through the year for an oil free T-zone and dirt free face.

2. Auravedic Pure Calming Face Mist (Rs. 190 for 100g)

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This face mist from Auravedic is enriched with anti-oxidants and helps to nourish and balance skin’s moisture. Regular usage of this mist will make my skin soft and supple. This mist is paraben free and is very soothing and refreshing on skin. It comes in a travel friendly packaging so I can easily carry it around in my bag too. This mist has an awesome rosy fragrance which is another plus point of this face mist. I really can’t skip this product especially when summer is here.

3. Vaadi Herbals Bamboo Age Defying Moisturizer With Grapeseed extract (Rs. 59 for 110ml)

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By now, you all have guessed that the third product is a moisturizer. Obviously, how can I do injustice with these trios AKA cleanser, toner and moisturizer :). This moisturizer from Vaadi Herbals is also rich in anti-oxidants, keeps skin moisturized from within without being sticky or oily. The moisturizer gets absorbed to the skin easily so I can use it in summer too. The goodness of grapeseed extracts promotes cell growth and improve skin’s texture. I can no way miss this product from my bag now and in next 50 years of my life!

4. Maybelline Clear Glow Pressed Powder (Rs 185 for 9g)

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This one is a multipurpose face powder, ask me why? It is because this “cute little pink case” can prevent skin darkening, even out skin, control oiliness and is very light weight.  This pressed powder from Maybelline won’t clog your pores and can control oiliness for 3-4 hours. It comes with a small mirror and a sponge applicator for touch ups. It comes in a number of shade so there is a perfect match for everybody.

5. Lotus Herbals Purestay Lip Gloss In Pink Hypnotic (Rs. 395 for 8g)

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Coral color is apt for summer and this lip gloss from Lotus Herbals is a lovely coral shade with pink undertones. This shade will suit most Indian skin tones and is apt for both morning and evening wear. The gloss is wonderfully pigmented ans stays on lips for almost 3 hours. The packaging is sleek and eye-catching too. This gloss will keep my lips hydrated so I can skip my lip balm. The shade will definitely brighten my face. This one also goes into my bag,

Wondering why I missed kajal? First, I’m not that into kajals, second, I wear specs most of the time so mainly I focus on my lips. Accentuating my lips is more important, so somehow I skipped the kajal.

Finally, my cute little beauty bag….

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That’s all I would love to carry in my bag and see I can buy all these for Rs. 1025 only! What do you think, is my beauty bag complete or did I miss anything? If you are given chance, which products would you like to keep in your beauty bag?

Celebrating 100+ likes on Facebook-Potsnpalettes Beauty Blog’s First Giveaway Winner Announced!!

Hello lovely people, the result is here………………..

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The winner of Potsnpalettes Beauty Blog’s First Giveaway is RAMYA RAO!!

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Congratulations girl! 🙂

I will drop you a mail at your email ID. Reply back to it within 48 hours, failing to which I have to pick up another winner….

I would like to thank everyone who have participated in this giveaway. For those who haven’t won this time, don’t get disheartened, there will be more giveaways soon!

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Have a good day everyone!! ❤