Friday, 15 December 2017

I have been watching Michelle Phan for ages but no matter how many times i tried to re create her easy makeup looks they sadly never turned out the way they should have until i tried out this professional 7pcs Basic Eye brushes set by Jessup and understood the real difference a good makeup brush set can make when creating an eye makeup

the 7 brushes in this set are versatile they in my opinion can be used not just on eyes but on lips and cheeks too 



1.Eye Liner brush

Brush Length :15cm
Brush hair:Synthetic hair
Create smooth and even lines. Use with gel or liquid liners. 



as you can see the brush is a little on thicker side but you can easily create an winged eyeliner or my personal favorite the droopy puppy eyeliner look with it .the bristle are firm yet soft to create the perfect line. i think this can also be used to apply lipstick on the lips as its small and precise



2.Pencil brush 



Brush Length :16.2cm
Brush hair:animal hair
Soften and smoke out lines. Soften pencil liners along the top and bottom lash lines, add shadow to line the eyes, or use to highlight inner corner of the eyes. 


this white goat hair brush is perfect to smudge eyeshadow under the eyes or to deepen the color in the crease, the hair on this are soft and maintain their shape even after washing. really love how you can use this  to create complex eye looks with this



3.Blending brush

Brush Length :17.5cm
Brush hair:animal hair
Blending Soft blended crease. Using just the tips to apply color, sweep back and forth through the crease for a diffused and blended finish.

 



an eye look is never complete unless its blended uniformly and this big fluffy brush is perfect for it . its soft black bristles are soft and sweep so well across the eyelid to blend all the harsh lines of eyeshadows. i have also used this to apply highlighter on the highest point of my cheeks and boy this is perfect


4.Eye Shading brush small

Brush Length :16.3cm
Brush hair:animal hair
Even application of color. Place color across the whole lid for an even and strong application of product. 



the shape of this brush is perfect to pack color on the lid. the bristles are soft and pick the pigments quite well. i also like to use this to place  eyeshadow under my eyes when doing an smoky eye look as its super soft and gentle





5.Large Shader brush 


Brush Length :16.6cm
Brush hair:Synthetic hair
Uniformly cover the whole lid with product. Apply cream shadow base or cream shadow for quick and even coverage.


i originally decided to use this as a concealer brush because the bristles are firm and rally help to place the concealer under the eyes but now i think this is also good at placing eyeshadow on the eyelid specially eye glitter and heavy metallic pigments


6.Small Angle brush 


Brush Length :15.2cm
Brush hair:Synthetic hair
Create precise lining. Moves fluidly and easily across the upper and lower lash lines. Use with gel, cream or powder products. 



wow the angle of this brush is perfect to create that sharp crisp cat eye or winged eyeliner look. the bristles are strong and upright and hold their position. moreover they can  also be used as an eyebrow brush



7.Medium Angled Shading:

Brush Length :16cm
Brush hair:animal hair
Soft application of color. Use for brow highlighting or to blend the crease.


this brush is perfect for placing highlighter under the brow or for that  nose contour. the bristles are soft and blend the powder products pretty well also the angled shape makes it easy to trace the outline of nose bridge 

final thoughts 

the ferrules of all these brushes is well and does not feel too heavy or too light. the handles are well made and very comfortable to hold and use. i particularly like this black and gold combination its so classy and chic. its advised to wash the brushes with mild shampoo to remove the smell but surprisingly i didn't detected any kind of harsh smell when using these brushes, i gave these brushes a wash and was surprised how they  the maintained their shade after drying. the bristles didn't shed at all  nor did they release any kind of color.

super pleased with  these. i think the quality of these brushes beats that of many high end brands not only are they super affordable but they are also well made. highly recommend you to try Jessup brushes i promise you wont regret your purchase 

can be purchased at the jessup website here for $11.98




Tuesday, 12 December 2017

So I watched this video on youtube by gothamista and glow recipe where they shared a secret to glowing akin aka  The 7sin method. What is seven skin you ask? Well its a new toner application technique to get that glowing skin where you are suppose to apply seven layers of a hydrating toner  one later over another ( it does has to be 7 you can start with 3  and take it up to 5  depends on your preference. This technique is specially beneficial for dehydrated and oily skin.
The toner must be free from alcohol and actives
I have only two toners in my skin stash and only one of them was fit for this skin routine
Its IUNIK Vitamin Vitalising Hyaluronic acid toner
The bottle is well made and sturdy and there is a stopper with a small hole through which you can dispense the product

Initially when I looked at the viscosity of the toner I was under the impression that its going to be a thick tacky toner which is going to take ages to absorb but I was so surprised when I placed a few drops of this on my palm. The texture though viscous absorbed so easily into my skin and my skin felt soft and hydrated. There is  mild scent which disappears within a minute or so . its safe to say that this toner is suitable for all skin types ( yes this includes oily skin )
The star ingredients in this toner
Are Hyaluronic Acid intensive hydrating and smoothing fine lines and
Hippophae Rhamnoides  (Sea Buckthorn) fruit extracts which posses potent antioxidant qualities and 0% alcohol

As for the seven skin method I did enjoy trying it out but I wont be incorporating this method to my skin care routine because
1. This methods makes such huge dents in the product in a single day
2. What should I do with the all the hydrating face creams that I have in my stash
3. I feel too lazy to apply more skin care products to my skin after this method so my other skin treatments get neglected
In short this  IUNIK toner is perfect all year round toner and the price is pretty good considering the amount you get
I would highly recommend you all to try out this toner I promise you wont regret it
Retails for around 16-17$ and can be purchased here at IUNIK website

Saturday, 9 December 2017

The review of this particular scrub has been pending for many reason one my own laziness to write up a review and  two "the weather"  when I got this scrub in my mail the weather at that time was humid  so naturally my opinion on this scrub would have been effected because it contains oil and no one likes to put on oily creams or as a matter of fact any heavy skincare products in that condition
Anyways ever since the weather has become cold my skin looks more dry and flaky than usual so I decided to swap my regular body scrub with this and guess what this is the best body scrub for winters I have ever used
The two main ingredients in this scrub are lemon grass oil and sugar

'Softening Sugar Scrub Lemongrass
Lemongrass Sugar Scrub removes dead skin cells, resulting in delicate and soft skin of the whole body. The scrub contains Lemongrass oil, adding a feeling of freshness. Apply a small amount 1-2 times a week on wet skin, using circular movements to massage and then rinse off. Keep upright after removal of safety foil'
The tub is quite big and contains whooping  375g of product. There is a protective seal on top, here is my tip don't tear the foil all the way just open about it about 1/3 rd this scrub has oil and sugar so it minimizes the mess
What makes this scrub different from other sugar body scrubs is that it doesn't lather up and two it contains lemon grass oil
Lemon grass gas skin soothing properties. It is perfect for people who have sensitive skin. It makes the skin soft and prevents fungal infections. Moreover the scent is very calm and soothing so it helps to get better sleep
I really like how the sugar granules began to melt as your slowly rub it over the skin . The oil acts as a moisturizer so while scrub removes dead skin it sometimes can also make the skin dry but this one just leaves the skin moisturized. What I do is take a scoop full of this scrub and slowly massage it over my body then follow it with my body wash.
The granules are perfect to remove dead skin on body. I even tried the small sugar particles at bottom to scrub on my face and it wasn't harsh as I expected it to be
 Result: Smooth moisturized skin which smells like lemongrass Mmmm so delicious and soothing
Ever since I have started using this body scrub I don't feel the need to use a body butter in winters any more.
Highly recommend this 5/5 💎💎💎💎💎

this can be purchased from our happy box website here and is priced at 15$

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

 I am very picky when I comes to face creams because I have oily skin so for me if a cream sits on the face, feels heavy , causes breakouts or make my akin look greasy I just pass it on to someone is going to love it more


since its winter and my skin is behaving ( producing less oil) I love to slather creams both in the morning and before bed time
Skin elasticity improvement


i recently hit pan on my  favorite oriflame tea tree cream and was quite bummed out because i couldn't find it online but swanicoco bio cell cream turned out the  be the savior for my cold distressed skin.




 PmGF-x contained
 Volume lifting effect via mineral water

Ingredients


Mineral Water, sh-Polypeptide-16, sh-Polypeptide-4, sh-Polypeptide-22, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Laurate, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen Amino Acids, Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract, Maltodextrin, Ceramide NP, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Astaxanthin, Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Angelica Gigas Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Bletia Hyacinthina Bulb Extract, Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Phytosterols, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Trehalose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sorbitan Stearate, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Propanediol


Packaging
I love swanicoco for its sturdy packaging. The tube is very travel friendly and not bulky. I love the chic white packaging with the instructions written over it. This comes in a cardboard box and and inside the box as you can see in the picture more details are present along with illustrations. To keep up with hygiene they have included a cute little spatula to scoop out the cream and a lid to help the cream remain fresh for longer duration
This cream contains mineral water. Initially this feels quite thick and I feared it would feel heavy and suffocating on the skin but I was so surprised when this immediately absorbed into the skin without. Leaving any greasy residue behind. My skin felt soft and supple with soft matte finish.


One thing that didn't settle well with me was that this has a mild smell ( kind of smell that comes of from wet clothes if they are left in a closed container) but the good thing is that it doesn't linger for long. ( 30 secs maybe)
Other than that I really like this cream. This has now become my every morning pre makeup staple
If you are an environment conscious person and care about carbon footprint. Then swanicoco is a brand for you. They make environment friendly products which are great for both your skin and environment






Sunday, 3 December 2017

Today I am reviewing this BB cream by Elizavecca. The packaging is really cute and vibrant. This contains 50ml of product and the tube is slightly bigger than an average bb cream.
Its comes in an identical cardboard box which has this original seal for quality and authenticity assurance


Whats best about this Bb cream is that it contains SPF 50+ PA+++ so this not only covers blemishes and evens out skin but also provides protection from the sun
This Bb cream comes in only one shade so those who have warmer skin tone this might not be for you.


This has a thick texture and its coverage is pretty good ( medium-full). But don't worry this can be sheered out if you want. ( used a damp beauty blender to apply this for sheer coverage)
Even though its thick this has a satin - moist finish so for those of you who have acne and dry skin this is the best  formula. Gals with oily skin can just dust a bit of loose powder for that matte finish
On first application this might look a bit chalky ( the bb cream has a bit of grey undertone) but after few minutes the shade kinds of adjusts so it looks natural. I also detected some kind of scent but I can figure out what it smells like exactly
All in one this bb cream is great because it brightens complexion, provides hydration, hides blemishes, evens out skin tone, gives
glow to the skin and protects from sun
This retails for dollars and can be purchase at yesstyle for 9-12 $