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Review on NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand..

Hello Fam.. I Hope you all are doing well.

Today i’ll be sharing with you guys a review on Nykaa SKINgenius foundation. If you guys are following me on my instagram you guys maybe knowing by now how i love this foundation. I had promised to share a detailed review on the same. So, lets get started.

Product: NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand

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NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand

Price: INR 575 for 30 ml of product

Availability: Nykaa App, Nykaa stores

Shelf life: 29 months

Total Shades: 5

Product Description: Weightless texture meets luxurious long-wear formula with Nykaa Skingenius foundation. It seamlessly melts in your skin & hydrates your skin with its polyfit technology & hyaluronic acid. The color stays true always & the sun filters shield your perfected complexion all day long. Imperfections virtually disappear and you get a radiant glow from within.

Packaging: Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand comes in a pink colored cardboard packaging, on the inside is this sleek light brown plastic bottle with a black screw cap. It has the shade name and no. on the bottle too. Overall packaging is perfect and most importantly it is light weight and travel friendly.

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Packaging of NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand

Shades: There are in all 5 shades available 01 Pure Ivory, 02 Almond Beige, 03 Warm Sand, 04 True Tan and 05 Golden Honey.

Texture: Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation has a weightless texture just the way it claims. It’s neither too thick nor too much of liquid consistency. It blends in seamlessly without looking patchy.

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Texture of NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand

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After blending NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand

My Experience with NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand:

Nykaa has done a brilliant job by introducing this foundation as they are color adapting foundations and hence called as Skin genius. So starting with the shade range I feel that Nykaa should have focused more on their shade range as there are variety of Indian skin tones and 5 shades are just not enough.

The foundation has a weightless texture and a semi liquid consistency which seamlessly blends the foundation into the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid and polylift which makes it work better for sahara desert like dry skin. It has a dewy finish that adds a glow to skin and doesn’t give a patchy look for sure. I have a medium skin tone and i got my hands on 03 Warm sand. As this foundation is color adapting it adjusts to my skin within like 5-7 minutes. Since it has hyaluronic acid in it, the foundation is hydrating and feels light. It has a sheer to medium coverage which is good option if you use a foundation everyday, it gives a healthy glow to skin and feels so light like you have just applied a moisturizer to your skin. It hides light spots but if you have an extremely pigmented skin using a corrector or a concealer is recommended. I am not more of a foundation person but i really love how it works on my skin. I love more of dewy makeup than extremely matte one so the ones who feel the same surely give it a try and to beauties having combination to oily skin type will need a setting powder to avoid oil on face, I apply a compact powder or White tone powder to set the foundation under my eyes and T zone. 03 Warm sand is perfect for medium skin tone. It stays entire day without melting or creasing and that makes me a fan of this product.

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NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand as Base

If you have a medium deep skin tone and if buy this shade 03 don’t worry it will definitely adapt to your skin just give it some time to settle down. I have tried this same shade on my friends having a shade lighter and a shade deeper than my skin tone and it works.

Overall, NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation is a perfect daily wear foundation. If you are confused of which foundation to go for or you are a beginner into makeup definitely give it a try. Also if you are confused of which shade to buy, try the foundation in your nearby Nykaa stores.

Pros of NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand:

  • Weightless formula
  • Color Adapting property
  • Contains hyaluronic acid
  • Natural & radiant finish
  • Even outs skin tone
  • Dewy finish
  • Travel friendly
  • Stays well for a long time
  • Good quality packaging
  • Little goes a long way
  • Good for daily use

Cons of NYKAA SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand:

  • Very few shade range
  • Does not provide a full coverage

Will I repurchase it?

Yes! I surely will.

That’s all for today’s review. Hope it helps you. Do follow me on my instagram & facebook . Lots of love ❤ Takecare 🙂

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Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Review..

Heyya my people ❤  HAPPY NEW YEAR, It’s been a long time since i have posted a blog now. This is my first  review blog post of 2019 and it definitely had to be about my favorite part of skin care and that is face mask ❤

I totally love clay masks and nothing can beat Innisfree when it comes to face masks or clay masks. I have already done a review on jeju volcanic color clay masks from innisfree & you can check it out over here “ https://ravishinglyradiant.wordpress.com/2018/11/17/innisfree-jeju-volcanic-color-clay-mask-review/?customize_changeset_uuid=bd3e3aa9-22ec-423a-9d14-ec876c492d30  “

Today I am reviewing one of their most hyped clay masks and that is the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

About Innisfree:

Innisfree, a 100% natural beauty brand from Korea, is dedicated to share the clean and pure energy of nature to give you premium beauty and skin care products. It shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju.

Product: Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.

Price: INR 1100 for 100 gm. of product

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Availability: www.nykaa.com  www.innisfree.com www.amazon.in

Shelf life: 36 months

Product Description:

This 10-in-1 clay mask by Innisfree is formulated with Jeju Volcanic Cluster Sphere that features twice more powerful adherence to sebum for intensive pore care. It tightens pores and controls sebum production sebum while gently exfoliating to remove blackheads. This volcanic clay mask deeply cleanses the skin leaving it with a cooling effect and a softer, brighter and firm looking skin.

Directions of use:

Cleanse your face and apply the clay mask on your face and neck. Let it stay for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off by massaging it in circular motion with your fingertips. This clay mask can be used twice a week.

Packaging:

The product comes in a brown colored cardboard packaging. On the inside is this Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask that comes in a dark brown tub with a fancy metallic screw lid. The product has an attractive packaging and I absolutely love how it looks also it is travel friendly.

Packaging of
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

Color & texture:

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is grey in color and it has clay like texture.

Color and Texture of
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

My take on Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask:

Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is one of the best-selling products of Innisfree and I heard a lot about this one so, thought of giving it a try. The product is a grey colored clay mask, and has a very thick texture not too creamy.  I spray on some water on my face and evenly apply it over my face. As I said it is not too creamy it doesn’t spread evenly and also its starts drying soon. It takes around 6-7 minutes to completely dry up, doesn’t feel stretchy and it kind of has herbal fragrance. I use it once a week for 15 mins and wash it off with water. It definitely controls the oil on my face until the next day, also it helps shrink the appearance of pores. The product claims to remove blackheads but sadly it doesn’t work on black heads at all. What I love about Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is that it leaves my skin with a healthy glow right after i use it.

If you have Oily and combination skin type and not having too much concern about blackheads you can go for this product and I do not recommend it to people having dry skin.

Overall rating: 4/5

Pros of  Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask:

  • Control oil
  • Tighten pores
  • Controls sebum
  • Boosts  healthy glow
  • Leaves skin softer
  • Travel friendly

Cons of Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask:

  • Doesn’t remove black heads
  • Expensive

This is it for today. Hope this review is helpful for you guys. Do share your reviews if you have already used the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and also feel free to put up your doubts.

See you until next time and take care. Lots of love ❤

Vaadi Herbals Foot Cream With Clove Oil and Sandalwood Review..

Hello Fam, hope you all are doing well..

Winters have started and unwillingly we are saying hello to Dry Skin. We often  moisturize our dry skin by applying some body lotions or moisturizers but we don’t really give attention to our feet. So today I am going to review an extremely affordable foot cream for you guys. It’s the Vaadi Herbals Foot Cream With Clove Oil and Sandalwood. (not just ladies, everyone can use this)

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Vaadi Herbals Foot Cream With Clove Oil and Sandalwood

 Price: INR 48 for 30 gms of product.

Available Size: It comes in 2 sizes 30 gms(48 INR) and 150 gms(130 INR)

 

Ingredients: Clove oil, Sandalwood oil, Coconut oil, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Honey, Lemongrass oil & Shea butter.

Shelf Life: 36 months

Availability: www.amazon.in , www.nykaa.com

Product Description: Foot cream that repairs & softens rough, hard & cracked heels. Clove oil has antiseptic properties that disinfects your feet. Cocoa butter & jojoba oil deeply moisturizes to keep feet soft. Sandalwood oil soothes and relaxes tired feet.

How to Use: Wash feet and gently massage cream into your skin and cuticles properly. Use daily after bath.

Packaging: The Foot cream comes in a fancy carton. I loved the shape of their outer packaging the foot cream is in a tiny plastic tub with a screw lid. It is extremely travel friendly.

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Vaadi Herbals Foot Cream With Clove Oil and Sandalwood

Texture & Fragrance: It has a creamy texture, looks buttery and it is has a strong fragrance of Clove oil.

 

 

My take on the product:

I bought this foot cream just to give it a try without expecting a lot from it. But it proved me wrong, it actually worked for me. I use it twice a day in the morning after bath and at night before I go to bed. I have always had very dry feet and I have been super lazy to moisturize them. On using this foot cream, within 2 weeks I have seen noticeable changes. It definitely nourishes my feet, the the dark patches have lightened. Now i have added it in my night care routine, I wear socks at night to give my feet the warmth letting these herbal ingredients do their magic and get up having happy feet yeaahh! My Mom uses it for her cracked heels and it has really helped to heal those cracks. It is very affordable product and the best part of it is that it’s herbal. I love this cute little product and I am going to buy it over and over again.

PROS

  • Affordable
  • Keeps feet nourished
  • Reduces dark patches
  • Repair cracked heels
  • Herbal ingredients
  • Not tested on animals

CONS

  • None

Rating: 5/5

Do I Recommend?

Definitely Yes!

Would I Repurchase?

Absolutely Yes!

Surely give it a try these winters if you already haven’t and don’t forget to share your views and experience with me.

See you guys until next time. Take care, Lots of love!! ❤

DIY Orange Peel Scrub

Hello my friends

We often face severe tan issues, Don’t we??

Not just that the pollution, stress, hormones all affect our body in some or the other way making us look tired, dull & washed out. So today I am here with a simple & a highly effective home remedy for flawless & radiant skin. And when I say highly effective you can trust me on that.What skin problems do we generally face may it be men or women?

Tanning, skin inflammation, dark circles, wrinkles, grainy skin, bumpy texture of skin, what if I say the solutions to all your problems is a fruit? Yes yes a Fruit and that magical fruit is Orange.

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Orange

Being an excellent source of vitamin C, Oranges can do wonders for your skin. It has diverse benefits not just for skin but for your body too. Here are some of the benefits on oranges

  • vitamin C rich
  • good source of fiber
  • good for kidneys
  • contains collagen
  • improves digestion
  • prevent diabetes
  • anti oxidant rich
  • weight loss
  • boosts immunity
  • improves vision
  • rich in citric acid

There are many more benefits but, today we’ll focus on skin. So consuming oranges is great, we just saw the benefits. Now let’s see how it works on skin. So there are many vitamin C serums for skin available in market which are very expensive. For getting the same benefits at a low cost and in a natural way here is an easy home remedy for you guys.

THE ORANGE PEEL SCRUB

There are a lot of benefits of oranges, also the peels of oranges have higher content of vitamin c then the fruit itself. So, next time instead of throwing the orange peels you can dry them in sun & grind to prepare a scrub.

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Dried orange peels

Sharing with you my way of using these peels & their gains

Collect the Orange peels dry them in sun and once dried, grind them properly.Orange peels have immense amount of vitamin c & Anti oxidants.You can grind the peels & store the powder for many days and use it as a scrub.

How to use??

All you have to do is take 1 tsp of orange peel powder, add 1 tsp of chickpea flour(besan).If you have dry skin add milk or rosewater to the powder scrub and if you have have combination or oily skin just add water to the scrub and it’s ready to use. Alternative to chickpea flour can be rice flour too. Once the mixture is ready apply it on face and body keep it for  10 mins and wash it off scrubbing face in upward direction. You can do this once in a week. Also, it can be used daily instead of a face wash or a cleanser. If you are tired of trying products & creams for acne. I’ll suggest to stop using all the face washes & products.Use this beauty pack as face wash everyday and you will love the change in texture of your skin.

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Orange peel powder and chickpea flour

Results?

  • It removes tan leaving skin bright and radiant
  • It heals dark circles
  • It is best treatment for grainy skin
  • It is enriched with skin whitening properties.
  • Prevents aging
  • Removes black heads
  • Rejuvenates dull skin

You’ll experience a change in your skin within a week. Regular use of this scrub would make skin flawless and beautiful.

You just need to consider some points

  • Do not apply scrub directly. It has a lot amount of citric acid and can lead to skin irritations. Use it as mentioned by adding to chickpea or rice flour.
  • Store it in an air tight container so that no moisture gets into the scrub.
  • Avoid keeping a spoon in the container
  • Can be used all over body
  • For black heads and dark circles make a thick paste, apply for 10 mins & rinse it off.
  • Gently cleanse your face and body. Do not over scrub.

My experience

DIY’s for skin have always been my favorite. I personally had grainy skin. I regularly used this orange peel powder as a cleanser adding chickpea flour and water(as i have a combination skin type). I felt difference in my skin in just 1 week. My skin texture has improved adding shine to my skin, it prevents acne for me. My pigmentation & scars have literally vanished. This remedy has worked for me beyond my expectations.

So guys and girls give it a try  and share your experience with me.

Feel free to put up your doubts. See you guys, until next time.

Take care!!

 

 

BEAUTY OF ESSENTIAL OILS.

Hey! So here you are my beautiful people. Here’s something I’ll love to share with you guys today.

We often be stressed in life due to a lot of reasons.

Can you imagine there could be one solution to all your problems? Guess what?? There is..

ESSENTIAL OILS.

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Essential oils

Another word for essential oil is Magic it does wonders. May it be your skin ,hair, anxiety, depression, migraines, insomnia, muscle pain & much more.

What exactly Essential oils mean?

So, in simple words Essential oils are natural compounds that are extracted from plants. These oils are obtained by distillation process via steam, water or mechanical methods. These oils capture the plants scent & flavor which is “essence”. Essential oils have a beautiful & natural essence & also they are really essential, maybe that’s the reason why they are called essential oils.

Essential oils  have  Antiseptic  and  Anti depressing  properties.

These oils are immensely concentrated which is the reason it should not be directly applied over body. They are to be used by blending together with carrier oils, gels, creams.

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CARRIER OILS “Grape seed oil, Coconut oil, Vitamin E capsules/oil, Castor oil”

Also essential oils can be diluted with rose water or plain water and then used as a mist on face or body.

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Rose water

Well there are a variety of essential oils having diverse benefits.So I’ve listed them for you and will be sharing  the benefits of must have Essential oils.

  • Tea tree Essential oil
  • Lemon Essential oil
  • Ylang ylang Essential oil
  • Lavender Essential oil
  • Peppermint Essential oil
  • Frankincense Essential oil
  • Patchouli Essential oil
  • Cinnamon Essential oil
  • Eucalyptus Essential oil
  • Geranium Essential oil
  • Turmeric Essential oil
  • Basil Essential oil
  • Cypress Essential oil
  • Curry leaf Essential oil
  • Clary sage Essential oil
  • Kanuka Essential oil
  • Terragon Essential oil
  • Garlic Essential oil
  • Onion Essential oil
  • Ginger Essential oil                                                                                                   Using them all is not practically possible. So here are some must have essential oils with their benefits.Starting with the most known essential oil..
  1. TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Tea tree oil fights acne.Yes acne! All you’ve to do is take some aloe vera gel add 1-2 drops of tea tree essential oil mix well & apply on acne & pimples on face & body. Within 2-3 days acne tends to dry & then there’s you saying them Bye – Bye.
  • Can also be used if having acne over your scalp (apply mixing with any carrier oils).
  • Can be used as beard oil by mixing with olive oil.
  • Removes Lice.
  • Insect Repellent (add few drops to water & spray).
  1. LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL

Pimples can be treated by some way or other but then the scars? Duh! Lemon essential oil is here for the rescue.

  • Add few drops in aloe Vera gel or add few drops in any night cream or moisturizer that you use before going to bed.
  • For Blackheads: Baking soda+coconut oil+lemon essential oil (apply leave it for good 15 minutes and wash off).
  • Large pores: add few drops with rose water, can be used as a toner.
  1. LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

One oil multiple benefits:

  • Dry skin: Add some lavender oil to your day cream or moisturizer it’ll not only prevent dryness but also have a mild fragrance leaving skin soft and healthy.
  • Dark circles: Add few drops of lavender oil in aloe vera gel & gently massage under eye area.
  • Dandruff: Take some coconut/olive oil add 10 drops of lavender oil. Massage scalp for few minutes. Consistent use will clear dandruff .
  • Peaceful sleep, fights anxiety, insomnia: Just dab some lavender oil to your pillow before you sleep.It’s mild and soothing fragrance works as antidepressant and helps you relax.
  • Chakra healing: Apply on crown, third eye and throat by mixing carrier oil and lavender oil.
  • Bathing: Can be added to water while bathing.
  • Can be used Aromatically as a perfume or a room freshener: For perfume take a drop of oil and apply it behind ears and on wrist, for room freshener add  lavender oil in water  and use it by spraying in corners.
  1. YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Improves blood flow.
  • Reduces Stress and blood pressure.
  • Anxiety reducer.
  • You can inhale this oil for reducing anxiety and getting above specified benefits.
  1. FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Antioxidant rich .
  • Can be mixed with water and used as a toner.
  • Can be mixed with carrier oils & used to massage which helps in controlling body ache.
  1. ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Brightens skin.
  • Removes dark spots (to be used with aloe vera gel or creams).
  1. CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL
  • It benefits inner harmony, decreases irritability, over thinking, anxiety & worries (inhale or dab on pillow).
  1. EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Works well for growing beard (mix few drops of eucalyptus oil with olive oil and massage on beard).
  1. GARLIC ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Common cold (can be inhaled or mixed with olive oil and applied on throat).
  1. TERRAGON ESSENTIAL OIL
  • Terragon oil is most effective on insomnia (inhale or dab on pillow).

So these are must have essential oils.You can choose them according to your needs and get your hands on them.

Yes yes! So now where do you buy it from? Which brands? And how much does it cost?

So, I recommend using “Nykaa Naturals essential oils” which you will be getting on www.nykaa.com priced at Rs.350 for 10 ml and you can grab them while there are discounts on.

Also I recommend using brand “Good Vibes” which  you will only be getting on www.purplle.com prices vary as per the variety of oils. Good vibes essential oils always have a discount on them .

I’ve personally used some of the above oils and  I am absolutely loving them. Tea tree oil, lemon oil and lavender oil are my personal favorites. So what are you waiting for???

Looking forward to your views & your favorites.

Adios, Until next time.

#loveyourself #pamperyourself.