Thursday, 22 October 2015

Benefit It's Potent eye cream review

Hello everyone,

They say your eyes are your windows to the world so what about the fine lines around them? Are those the signs of aging? Well, unfortunately yes. Your first signs of aging appear around the delicate area of your eyes which is 5 to 10 times thinner than the rest of your skin so you now know how fragile your under eye area can be and that we really have to treat it and care for it well. I have realized this too late and I would do whatever it takes to restore it. In this post I will be reviewing an under eye cream that is supposed to brighten the under eye area, reduce the appearance of dark circles and delay the signs of aging.

Product name: Benefit It’s Potent eye cream

Quantity: 14.2 g 0.5 oz.

Price: RS 2450

Benefit says:

It's potent! Eye cream fades dark circles & helps smooth fine lines for brighter, younger-looking eyes. Contains a peptide complex known to help restore elasticity & firmness, a blend of hydrating botanical extracts including apple extract, known to help boost collagen, & loquat extract, known to help protect the skin from free radical damage.


My experience:

 I have used this product till I exhausted it and that speaks a lot about it. Well, there could be 2 things either I loved it to bits or I could not see any benefit but in hope that I would, I continued using till I reached the bottom of the jar. Well, in my case it’s the latter. Honestly speaking, I really wanted to like this product and do like it to an extent that I used up the entire tub. The appearance of fine lines or crow’s feet is now evident with age and stress and I can see that already but this eye cream did not help in improving the current condition.

This product comes in a cute adorable glass jar packaging with a screw cap. As much as the tub packaging is likable the contamination of the product is inevitable. Plus all the potent ingredients get destroyed once the product is exposed to air. This thick looking cream just melts around the under eye area hydrating it immediately and adds some life around dull eyes. It sits well under my foundation and concealer without creasing. The under eye area remains soft and supple for a long time. However, does it help in reducing the lines around my eyes? Certainly not.

Overall thoughts:

I like this product but I don’t love it. This product is best suited for someone whose concern is limited to dull and dry under eye area. The brands claims to fade dark circles and restore the elasticity of the skin fall short. I won’t be repurchasing it as I feel my daily moisturiser does that for me and I would rather look up for something more effective for this price.

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Monday, 12 October 2015

Clinique all about shadow soft matte - review Ax Chocolate covered cherry

Hello everyone,

Skincare has been on my radar lately but I love my makeup equally. I am someone who enjoys wearing smoky eyes but nothing too intense and I am always looking for eyeshadows that are more wearable both for day time and evenings. One such eyeshadow is what I will be reviewing today.

Product name: Clinique all about shadow soft matte single eyeshadow

Quantity: 2.2 g / .07 OZ

Price: RS 1200  / $16

Clinique says:

Creamy colour glides in one smooth stroke. Longwearing. Crease and fade resistant, too. Ophthalmologist tested for even the most sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.




My experience:

It’s a single eyeshadow with a soft matte texture to it with no shimmer at all. It comes in a beautiful compact packaging with a built in mirror and an applicator that is good enough for touch ups. These single eyeshadows come in 26 different colours as shown on Clinique’s website. The colour I picked up is called AX Chocolate covered cherry which is a beautiful brownish dark plum shade appropriate for fall/winter. As I said I love doing a smoky eye and this shade fits the bill perfectly. I apply this using a flat eyeshadow brush patting it across the entire eye lid. I am a no fuss person when it comes to eye-makeup so I mostly use my eyeshadows as an all over lid colour and finish my look with a black kohl on my waterline and this just works perfectly for me.

In the swatches below I have applied this with and without a primer and have heavily swatched it so it kinda looks darker than it actually is but on the eyes it just looks more subtle and I will add a picture of me sporting this shade soon. During the day I apply this shade without the use of primer and carry this in my makeup bag for touch ups (I don't mind doing makeup re- touches at all ) which is needed every 2 hours if you have oily lids and for evenings when I need more depth, I wear it with the primer and it lasts on me for a good 6 to 7 hours. There is a slight fall out so I suggest doing your base makeup towards the end or use a tissue to cover the under eye area when applying this, whatever works best for you.


Final thoughts:

There are some brilliant shades in this range and I am keen to discover a few more. I love how this can be worn both soft and also can be intensified using a primer. MAC eyeshadows retail at RS 1450 for 1.2 grams that don’t come with a built in mirror or an applicator considering that I think this is worth the price you pay for.

P.S. I love Clinique

Thanks for reading.


Friday, 9 October 2015

Kama Ayurveda Bringadi Intensive hair treatment hair oil review

Hey everyone,

I have always, always researched the web to either find products or home remedies for ways to control hair fall, promote hair growth and stop premature greying but nothing really worked or helped. One day at the mall I spotted a newly opened store of Kama Ayurveda and I just walked in to see what they had to offer. I had told myself that this would be the last chance at hair experiments and my last resort would be seeing a dermatologist for my hair problems. I was given this oil at once, when I told them my hair concerns and I bought the smaller version of this hair oil because at the back of my head I knew this was not going to help either. So, did it work? Please read on…

Product name: Kama Ayurveda Bringadi Intensive hair treatment oil

Quantity: comes in 2 variants 100 for RS 450 and 250 ml for RS 995 respectively

Kama Ayurveda says:

This product is meant to prevent hair loss, dandruff and premature greying. It is also a natural conditioner for lush hair growth. In addition, it cools the head. Intensive Hair Treatment, the secret of Indians' lush, glossy hair, is a blend of herbs processed in pure sesame oil and milk. The herbal formula includes indigo (neeli), Eclipta Alba and gooseberry to promote hair growth; liquorices which acts as an anti-fungal agent; and balloon vine which prevents scalp infection.

My experience with it:

I bought this oil a while ago and now I am ready to review it. I apply this oil twice a week for 3 hours before my hair wash covering my entire scalp including the roots and ends and gently massaging to help the oil penetrate well. This oil has a strong smell of essential oils which is present in all of their products and I don’t mind it all. The oil is slightly thicker but not sticky and I need 2 rounds of shampooing with Luke warm water to remove every trace of it. I have noticed that if I don’t condition after washing my hair, my hair appears rough and frizzy. So, conditioning is mandatory irrespective of me using this oil or not.

After its very first use I started noticing my hair showed signs of improvement it had a nice shine and it looked tamed. I was pleased and I religiously commenced using it to see exceptional improvements that included controlled hair fall, my hair grew faster and it delayed the greying of hair which had recently begun. By the way this is one of the bestselling product from Kama Ayurveda and I sure know why.

Final thoughts:

This product stands true to its claims and I have experienced them myself. I am very lazy when it comes to applying hair oil but this product excites me because I get results out of this. Men and women if you are looking for a versatile product to deal with all your hair problems that includes hair loss, dandruff, premature greying, promoting hair growth your wait ends here. It’s a remarkable product and I satisfyingly recommend it.

Kama ship’s outside India to and this information is available on their website. Indian customers, Kama has started cash on delivery with a free shipping on orders above RS 1499. So, please check their website here if you are interested. No, I am not being paid to write this review this product is my own purchase in fact a repurchase. J

Thanks for reading.