Tuesday, 15 December 2015

NIVEA WATERLILY & OIL SHOWER GEL REVIEW


Hello People,
Wassup????  Today I am reviewing the Nivea Waterlily & Oil Shower Gel.

Product Description: Stimulate your senses with the feminine scent of Waterlily, while this silky fresh shower gel with replenishing oil pearls turns into a soft caring foam – making your skin feel sensationally soft.
My take:  I love trying different bathing products but somehow missed out on this particular variant of the Nivea Shower Gel. Anyway, while shopping for grocery I recently picked it up and have been using it for close to 2 weeks now.
 
Nivea  is quite a trusted brand world over and has earned good reputation for itself along with some serious fan following. Me being one of them wasn’t worrying  about the quality of the product since it was Nivea. Anyhow!!!Shower gels are usually intended to be less harsh and irritating on skin as compared to soaps and this was no different. The Nivea Waterlily & Oil is extremely gentle on the skin. Its not too thick nor too runny and just a coin sized amount of product is sufficient for one use. The gel lathers very well, even in hard water and leaves your skin clean, soft and moisturized. This one made of HYDRA IQ moisture technology to keep your skin hydrating even after towel drying and though you can occasionally skip the body lotion or moisturiser after your bath in summer, in winters you definitely need one. The fragrance of this gel is very fresh and refreshing but doesn’t stay on for too long. I could barely smell it for like 15 mins after bath. The product may seem pinkish in colour but actually it is a clear gel with tiny little yellow coloured oil pearls and looks very pretty in the bottle.
Packaging: The Nivea Waterlily & Oil Shower Gel comes in transparent pink hued plastic bottle with a white and blue flip cap and its very sturdy and travel friendly.  On the back side of the bottle all ingredients are clearly mentioned which definitely helps one choose the product.

Overall I am quite happy with the product but I cannot say it’s the best or there is something exceptionally good about it. Also considering the fact that I love trying newer ones I may not repurchase it for a long time.
So if you like floral fragrances or enjoy trying various bathing products then do consider the Nivea Waterlily & Oil Shower Gel  next time

 Rating: 3.5/5

Price: INR 185/- for 250 ml

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Spawake Moisture Fresh BB Cream – Review


Hello Beauties!!

BB creams don’t need an introduction anymore however for the one’s who still have not discovered this magical product, Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm is an all-in one cream that replaces your moisturiser, sunscreen, primer and foundation. Today practically every cosmetic brand has launch its BB cream and have left consumers spoilt for choice.
I have been using BB creams for a couple of years now and have tried almost all brands available in India. I will compile a comparison post later but todays review is about the newest entrant in the Indian market – Spawake Moisture Fresh BB cream. Spawake is a Japanese brand well known for its serums and creams and they recently entered Indian market with the launch of BB cream, face wash, mask and a day and night cream. Okay so to begin with, the Spawake BB cream is loaded with sea minerals like Laminaria Japonica and Sea Salt. Now Laminaria Japonica is an Japanese kelp (sea weed) extract having hydrating properties whereas the sea salt is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
The Spawake BB cream comes in a unique formula with 5 skin-enhancing benefits:
·         Moisturises for 8 hours
·         Protects
·         Evens skin tone
·         Covers Flaws
·         Smooths skin textre

My Take: Yes this BB cream actually delivers what it claims. The BB cream comes with a SPF 25/PA++. Now usually when any cream has SPF in it, it tends to feel heavy but this one is extremely lightweight and blends beautifully and just a small amount is enough to cover the entire face unless you have severe under eye dark circles then you will need a little more. It provides medium coverage but is quite buildable. Corrects marks, spots and blemishes pretty well too. Just as the name suggests the cream is very hydrating , refreshes and revitalises the skin and lends a fresh glow making you skin look flawless yet natural. With this BB cream you won’t need a separate moisturiser underneath neither will you need to set this with powder. The staying power of this BB cream is also very good and it stays on for good 8 hours without fading. The BB cream comes in 2 shades “01-Perfect Glow” for fair skin and “02-Natural Glow” for medium skin. Unfortunately there is no shade for deeper skin. But I will suggest deeper skinned beauties to still give shade 02 a try as I feel it will give your skin a nice glow without making it look too ashy or light. This BB cream also has a nice mild fragrance which lingers on for some time and I personally quite like it.
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Blended
In terms of packaging the Spawake BB cream comes in 2 sizes. 15 gms tube for Rs 129/- and 30 gms for Rs 249/-. The white tube with black screw cap which is travel friendly and fits easily in your purse/clutch or bag.   
Such amazing results plus easy on the pocket, I feel the Spawake BB cream is just perfect for everyday wear. So ladies if you too are a BB cream fan just as I am then you must give Spawake a try.

Rating: 4/5 ( -1 as the product currently only retails in Delhi and NCR region and is not always available online at NewU and Myntra)

Monday, 7 December 2015

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick Arabian Night Review


Hello Beauties!!!

This particular review was pending for a long time and today I finally took out time to write it. Phewww!!!  The L’oreal Color Riche Moist Matte lipsticks have been around for a while now and everyone is going gaga over it across the web in fact recently L’oreal even ran the #mycolorobsession campaign all across to promote these beauties yet I feel this particular shade “Arabian Nights” hasn’t gained enough popularity as some of the other shades from this range, though I wonder why.
Okay so some more gyaan on these lipsticks from the maker…A lipstick that delivers intense moisture while providing a velvet matte finish. Colour Riche Moisture Matte’s unique formula contains jojoba oil for unrivaled moisture and comfort along with matte gel technology to create an intense matte look.
My Take:  At the L’oreal counter when the SA first swatched this shade I felt it was too dark and that I may not be able to carry it off too well so I left the store without buying this one but there was something about the “Arabian Nights” and it ran through my head all day. The very next day I went back to the store and this time tried the colour on my lips and oh my I instantly fell in love with it. For almost a week I wore it every single day. Believe me I even wore it to work one day J
Anyhow!!! Arabian Nights is a gorgeous deep plum lipstick that will suite all skin tones. In the bullet case it looks very very dark.. but when you apply it on lips the shade is to die for. And especially with winters approaching having a shade like this is a must.
Like all other moist matte lipsticks from L’oreal this one too is very soft, creamy and smooth to apply. There is no pulling or tugging during application and thought is it a matte lipstick the unique formula ensures your lips do not feel dry but as is the case with most matte lipsticks this one too shows off the fine lines after a while if your lips are not well hydrated or moisturized before applying the lipstick. This lipstick is highly pigmented and even a single pass gives a good colour payoff. The staying power of this lipstick is very good. The lipsticks stays as is for upto 8 hours even with some amount of snacking in between however after a full meal it does fade slightly and may need touch up if you want the same bold, intense colour.
In terms of packaging the lipstick comes in a standard golden bullet with a colour button on the front bottom that shows off the colour inside to help identify the shade. The packaging of the L’oreal lipsticks is by far the best in this range. The lipstick is travel friendly and my only word of caution is to keep it away from sun or being too warm as these tend to break.
Overall I feel everyone should have at least one bold lipstick in their stash and if you want something that instantly lifts your face and enhances the look just a notch higher then Arabian  Nights is the one you should own. Trust me it’s such an attention grabber and  has become my go to lipstick these days. I am loving it a little too much. ;)


Rating: 4.9/5
Price: INR 899/- for 4.2 gm