Thursday, June 15, 2017

SATLIVA - Skincare with Hemp Seed Oil (Part 1 of 2)

Hi Everyone,

Today, I will be sharing my experience about SATLIVA products.

SATLIVA products are made from Hemp seeds, sourced from the Himalayas. Hemp seed oil is extracted from these seeds using the cold press technique, which retains the natural nutrients & flavours of the oil. It's then combined with other oils to produce an all-natural, chemical free skin care product.

First Impressions - I was a little surprised to see that the Body butter & Face butter didn't have the creamy, buttery texture that such kind of products normally have. If you've used body butters & creams from other brands, you'll see that SATLIVA products have a different consistency (actual pic of product at the end of the post).

The fragrance of the products was quite lovely. I was slightly apprehensive about using these due to my oily-combination skin (they have an oily texture) but I went ahead with using them anyway. Here's my experience -

1. SATLIVA Raspberry Lip Butter (Rs.199/- for 10gms) -

This was an instant hit with my dry, chapped lips. I use this as an overnight treatment for my parched, matte lipstick-loving lips. This one is a must-try from that range. Cuz. You know. Raspberry!!

2. SATLIVA Coco Bliss Body Butter (Rs.799/- for 100gms) -

With the goodness of Jojoba Oil, Moringa Oil, Cocoa Butter & Spearmint, this one's my absolute favourite! I have made this a part of my night-time routine & having been loving the results. It not only softened my knees & elbows but worked wonders on my feet, which btw I'm guilty of not showing much love to. Massage this on to your feet and wear socks, you'll wake up to baby-soft (& visibly better-looking) feet.

Although, this particular product came to me slightly liquified, I must say this has been the one to impress me the most. I kept it in the fridge for a couple of hours & it was good to go.

3. SATLIVA Mango Fresh Face Butter (Rs.799/- for 100gms) -

Like I mentioned before, I found these products to be pretty oily & hence made them a part of my night-time routine. I've noticed that my oily/combination skin takes time to soak up the goodness of these products & till then looks quite greasy. (PS - Despite the greasy look, none of these products have broken me out till date).

The Mango Fresh Face Butter that I received doesn't have a strong Mango scent..actually, it doesn't have a Mango scent to it at all. I had used up my Facial Oil & was looking for something to battle the non-stop air-conditioner all night. The Mango Butter is doing great on that front. It's got Carrot Seed Oil, Lavender Oil & our trusty Tea Tree Oil.

4. SATLIVA Hair Essentials Hair Cream (Rs.799/- for 100gms) -

A heavy-duty cream that I should have gone easy on. Lesson learnt - a little goes a long way, with this one!! The Hair Cream is enriched with Argan Oil which nourishes the hair from within & the Peppermint Oil gives it a cooling effect...& that my friends, feels heavenly.

Heads - up : You might need to shampoo 3 to 4 times to wash this off. The cream is quite heavy & I strongly suggest using this on days that you can relax & pamper your hair, with some deep nourishment. Ideal for an ''At-Home Spa Session". It nourishes the hair deeply and leaves it tangle-free, soft and smooth.

Cons - 
1. Glass tubs, not very travel friendly.
2. Oily consistency, best if included in your night time routine (my opinion).
3. Price point, slightly on the higher side.

Pros -
1. Quality skincare without any chemicals.
2. Good for any skin type. A must-try for Dry skin! Doesnt break out oily-combination skin. 
3. Freshly made when you place an order, so no issue of old batches in your delivery.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the products after having used these for over 4 weeks now. I look forward to repurchasing my favs from this range in the future. Part 2 of 2 coming up in the next couple of weeks.. Watch this space for more!

Note : Brand sent across products in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored post.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Eyeshadow Palette Collection (Pic-heavy post)

Hi Everyone,

Sorry to have been MIA for a long time! I'm not going to get into the excuses but get straight into my new post ☺

I'm a self-confessed "Lipztickaholic", but there are days when I like to play up my eyes too! I have a limited collection of eyeshadow palettes & these are what I work with most of the time. Read on to know why I like these -

1. Makeup Revolution 'I Heart Chocolate' Palette

The rich, chocolate tones in this one are not only absolutely yummy-looking but also have great pigmentation & staying power. This palette is amazing for neutral eye makeup. If you're starting out & like to keep it simple on the eyes, this would be a great palette to invest in. I totally trust Makeup Revolution London with eyeshadow plaettes because they've never disappointed me!

2. Wet N Wild 'Comfort Zone' palette

If you follow me on Instagram, you'd know how much I love this lil baby. She came to me as gift all the way from USA & I adore her to the T ;-) The shades on the left create a beautiful neutral eye look, while the ones on the right are great for a forest-green eyelook. Here are some looks I created with this palette - Look 1 and Look 2

I use these shades individually as well. The last shade on the bottom-right corner is said to be a dupe of the MAC Blue-Brown pigment. I recently slapped it all over my eyelid, no liner - no mascara & got compliments galore! I have worn it HERE.

3. Sleek I-Divine palette - 'Original' - 

This was the very first eyeshadow palette I actually bought. I've reviewed it HERE

4. Makeup Revolution Redemption palette in 'Iconic 3' -

Now this was my 1st Makeup Revolution palette. I picked this gem up from a blog sale by Miss Kay from IshtyleAwhile. Thank you Kay.. I'm absolutely in love with the rosy tones of Iconic 3..!!

5. Chanel Quadra Palette (no.38 Premier Regard) -

My dear friend V, gifted this to me on my birthday. It's beautiful and basic. The Chanel Quad comes with a mirror & 2 sponge applicators. The lighter colours I find are slightly chakly, but oh that gorgeous brown & that deep black, make up for them! ;-) I usually use this particular brown for an everyday "Brown Smokey Eyes" look.

Bonus palettes (I use these as eye shadows at times..)

1. Revlon Shimmer palette - A great highlighter, shimmer brick kind of product. It doubles up as a mini eyeshadow palette when I travel. You all know my love for multitasking products ;-)

2. Technic Colour Fix Bronze Palette - My sweet Sis-in-law gifted this to me & honestly I have only used these deep, earthy tones as eyeshadow. Whaddya know? With all the bright lipsticks I sport, I guess I am a "neutral eyes" girl afterall 😊

P.S. - My SIL got this from Europe, however this brand also has launched in India on Amazon. I've not seen this particular palette but seen a lot of products from this brand.

Note : This post was delayed and I have a new palette in my collection. I recently purchased the Makeup Revolution I Heart Sin palette. Haven't worn it yet so didn't feel right to include it here. :-)

If you're looking for a palette to start off with or wanting to add new stuff to your collection, I hope this post helps you in some small way. 

Until the next post, Ciao!! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Project Pan 2017 - Update 1

H‌i Everyone,

As you all know, a couple of my blogger buddies & I started Project Pan early this year. In case you want to know what it's all about, you can catch up by reading THIS post.

It's been a while & I thought I must update you all on what's been happening with the products. Before I begin, I must confess I don't have pictures for all of them. Firstly, I was traveling, along with helping my lil boy study. And secondly, it's difficult to show how much eyeliner I've used or how much mascara still remains in the tube, with pictures. So without a lot of pics to show, I'm going to keep it simple & be brutally honest to you all. Meaning, if I have not used a product or used it less, I'll update it accordingly. No fibs here...cross my heart!!

Here goes -

1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Adis Ababa - Okay, so I'm gonna be honest here & tell you, I haven't been reaching out for this one at all. I have been traveling and although I've taken this along with me, I've yet to break the hiatus I've put this beauty on :-( Sad init? Love this shade... I promise to use this more often from now on. 

2‌. MAC Lip Glass (shade unknown) - Again, not reaching out for this gloss. I'm such a matte-loving Lipztickaholic that I don't see myself using this soon. Aarrghh, Neha come on.. You can do this.. Go on.. Gloss it up sometimes!!!! 

3‌. Lotus ColorKick Kajal - Good news here! I've almost finished this lil guy.. Yay for me! I've gone through so many of these that I'm getting slightly bored hehe (that's the beauty blogger in me speaking).. I think I wont be re-purchasing this one, instead I'll try out something new next time.

‌4. Maybelline Falsies Mascara (Waterproof) - I've been regularly using & loving this mascara Guys!! I've used it particularly on days when I don't wear any eye make-up. It lengthens my lashes like no one's business & looks amazing!! See HERE. Too bad I can't show you a pic of how much I've used this up ;-) Definitely a product I will re-purchase.

‌5. Maybelline HyperGlossy eyeliner in Electro Shock (Blue) - I'm making a sincere effort to use this up before it dries up. It goes really well with any top & my fav pair of Blue Jeans. Need to finish this before it gets all crumbly like my Maybelline Hyper-Matte black eyeliner,which btw was awesome but dried up in a matter of weeks :-(

‌6. Sleek I-Divine Original Palette - I've been drawn to the more neutral and safe shades in THIS palette. Need to spend some time doing bold eye looks too if I want to hit pan in 2017. Phew, I know I can do this.. Buck up, buck up!! 

‌7. Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream in shade Medium - Bought it, didn't like it so didn't use it enough, however I've come up with a way to finish this up. Call it a cheat if you will but I mix it up & use this with my daily BB cream hahaha!! I'm gonna use this up soon. Nothing else to say about this one, I'm still working on it ;-) Not a re-purchase for me.

8‌. Miss Claire Studio Perfect Anti-Redness Primer in 01 Clear - Yesss... I'm at it! I use it every single time, without fail, before I throw on my BB cream. It's kinda nice & I need only a very small amount. Very silicone-y texture & helps the cream glide on well. Doesn't fill in pores like the Balm Pore-fessional but definitely reduces the redness of my perpetually flushed face. Doesn't greatly help the longevity of make up. It's not a product I will re-purchase.

9‌. Loreal Face Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer - Haven't touched this one since the last post Heheh I told you, I'm gonna be brutally honest in this series. I think I'll wait until I use up a good amount of the Miss Claire Anti-Redness primer :-) But I have to tell you, this one's really nice. Lovely product..this is my 2nd tub. I'll share more in my next post.

‌10. Chanel Illuminating Powder with Shimmer - Doing my best to use this up too. It doesn't have tons of shimmer and can be used on a daily basis to perk up dull skin.

That's it from me, as of now :-) Read about Project Pan updates from my friends, Pankhuri @ AddictedShades and Krupa @ IshtyleAWhile.

 Until the next post, Ciao!!