Sunday, March 20, 2016

Shop my Stash - March 2016

I know, I's almost the end of March but believe me I've been doing this religiously & I wanted to share it with all of you! I shopped my stash this month! 

Silly me, goes - "Shopping your Stash" means trying to use up products that you already that's exactly what I've been doing this month. In March, I decided to bring out some of the products in my collection that I used to like a lot, but then got lost somewhere when a new product came along. 

Here's my list of 'oldies but goldies' that I've been using in March - 

Bora Bora Quad
1. Bora Bora Quad by Be A Bombshell. This came as a part of my Fab Bag & as you can tell, I really, really liked the 'Brown' shade. I have already hit pan on it ;-) but still have been using it most of March. You can read about the quad HERE.

Lakme Pure Rouge Blush - 'Peach Affair'
2. Lakme 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blush in 'Peach Affair'. I had won this lil beauty in a YouTube giveaway & it's been a favourite since then. I have used it in my celebrity-inspired makeup look - HERE & in Party Makeup looks HERE and HERE. This one's been a regular all of March.

Colorbar Kiss-Proof Lipstain '006 Mauve Dusk'
& Rimmel London Lasting Finish lipstick 'Hearbreaker'
3. Colorbar Kiss-Proof Lipstain in 'Mauve Dusk'. I had reviewed this a while back - HERE The beautiful shade & its great lasting power has brought me back to this baby, this month.

4. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in 'Heart Breaker' - reviewed HERE I used to love this shade so much at one point in time. A great budget buy that's come back on my list for 'everyday-wear'.

CK Individual shadows 

122-Copper Sun & 124-Myrrh
5. Calvin Klein individual shadows in '112 Copper Sun' & '124 Myrrh'. These satin-finish, neutral eye shadows were passed on to me by my sis-in-law M, who is a big fan of makeup like me. She had got them as gifts in one of her online orders. Thank you M..!! 
A wash of these neutral shades on the eyes & it becomes so easy to go bold on the lips. The eyes don't clash with the bright, bold lips & give me the freedom to play around with colours ;-) 

How about you? Is there any forgotten product that you've brought out recently? Or you'd like to? :-) Let me know in the comments section below. 

Until the next post, Ciao..!!!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Himalaya Herbals Anti-Wrinkle Cream - Review

Hi Everyone,

So I'm back from Mumbai & all set to start blogging again :-) I'd taken a short break from social media as the health of a loved one was a cause of concern. I wanted to focus my time on helping out my family back in Mumbai & spend some quality time with them as well. My sister (the younger, stronger one!!) has been handling things beautifully & the situation is slightly better now. She knows that I'm just a call away & will be right there in Mumbai whenever she needs me.

Coming back to the blog, I've missed it & I'm happy to be back :-) Quiet afternoons spent blogging, are my kind of "alone time" ... they bring me peace & good vibes. So continuing that positive chain of thought, I bring to you a quick review of a product I've been loving since quite some time now.

When I saw the new premium face creams that Himalaya had launched, I thought I knew exactly which one I was going to like the best ... but turns out I was wrong! :-) It happened to like the one I least expected I would like... The Himalaya Herbals Anti-Wrinkle Cream.

Price : Rs.250/- for 50gms.

As you can tell, it's rcvd much love!

Texture & what it targets : Mainly comprising of Aloe Vera & Grapes extracts, the cream is rich & velvety in texture & moisturizes the skin really well. It makes it soft & supple while also handling dark spots and fine lines.

My Experience : I made the Himalaya Herbals Anti-Wrinkle Cream a part of my night-time routine as soon as I received it. On application, the cream quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving it supple & soft on touch. The cream isn't extremely rich which means you don't need to rub it in multiple times. It's just right enough to be absorbed by your skin. Although it's meant for Normal to Dry skin types, I feel it has worked well on my Combination skin. It never leaves my skin feeling sticky or greasy the next morning.

After about a week of using the cream, I noticed the dark spots on my face fading slowly. They're still very much there, but have reduced to a great extent. I don't have many fine lines yet, but I can safely say that you will notice a difference once you get to using this on a daily basis. In the morning, my skin feels refreshed, moisturized, plumped up & glowy, even after washing the cream away. What's more, this lil wonder is free from Alcohol and Parabens!!

The cons I'd say are that although the cream comes in sturdy packaging, it's still a glass tub & you'd risk it falling down and breaking. It's not really 'travel-friendly'. Other than that I don't find any con as such.

Will I repurchase? : Yes! This one gets a big 'Thumbs-up' from me & is a definite repurchase in the future.

Disclaimer: Product sent by brand in return for an honest review.