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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

talk your lips out with JORDANA Lip Out Loud lipgloss - 108 TTYL review and swatches


i am in the class now ....TTYL
i am shopping....TTYL
ooomygawd i just saw HIM....TTYL

we use ttyl so many times a day for any or every reason. this is one hell of an overused phrase for me . these phrases get me through the day. a few letters instead of speaking out the whole thing. a probable easy escape . so my top most used internet slang  phrases are-
1.lol.... these days i find myself lolling (is that even a word) at everything.
2.wth...... used both ways.positive and negative.
3.stfu... again both ways.
4.yolo...every time i do something silly ( just silly, not dangerous. i don't do dangerous,period)
5.stb....she's the b**ch ( a variation of s.o.b we use in college )

the people at JORDANA,USA decided to channel our love for these phrases and create amazing lip glosses. cute to the boot and in many delicious variants.. yum yum. a shiny lip lover's dream .
JORDANA lip out loud super shiny gloss... ttyl
PRICE:- $ 1.99 for 2.43 g look at that price o_O . i must be dreaming or something OR INR 249 ON FLIPKART
WHAT'S THE SCOOP:-
Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Gloss



• Fun & Flirty Colors
• Patent Leather-Like Shine
• New Slanted Soft Applicator
• Made in USA

Available in 15 Shades



INGREDIENTS:-
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lanolin Oil, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Benzophenone-3, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). +/-May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

THE PACKAGING:-
a standard cylindrical tube with a shiny slant cut cap. the packaging is sturdy and leak proof. looks cute too. 
now people take a moment to admire the beauty and functionality of that wand..... JORDANA people have nailed it. kudos !
its long and tapering at the end. it slightly bends and flattens at the side you apply on the lips. this ensures precise application and even dispersal of the shimmer... more on that later
bigger brands ! are you listening ? you need to upgrade all your old fashioned gloss applicators to this one . its da bomb :)



THE SHADE:-
its a pretty rosy peachy shade with ample gold shimmer running through it . it warms up the lips nicely. it also plays good with my dead mauve natural lip tone and manages to disguise the natural ghostliness. the way i use is with a real dramatic eye or for a casual day time look . i like it in the centre of the lips with a dramatic vampy red or berry lip. the perfect pouty ombre in my opinion.
the under laying sheerness makes it perfect for layering,IMHO.

shimma shimma like a disco ball 

THE FORMULA:-
at the price point, i wasn't really expecting something to write home about. but as a gloss hating girl , i find myself doing a double take. its actually good, fantastic. its nicely thick and hydrating . emollient but not so much as goopy and will make talking weird type. neither is it plasticky and makes me you want to tear your lips ( lakme aquashines or whatever nonsense lakme put out a few years ago).it applies smoothly with even dispersion of shimmer and the colour. the staying time is decent lasts up to 5 hours with no eating and drinking and 2 hours with eating. since its a light shade we needn't worry much about transfer. also despite being light and shimmery it doesn't bunch up and move around. thumbs up for that.
ITS SMELLS AND TASTES EXACTLY LIKE WATERMELON...ain't that cool!

except the bottom right all swatches are in flash 
PROS:-
  1. subtle peachy tint suitable for daytime office wear and nigh time drama makeup
  2. inexpensive
  3. easily available in India these days
  4. nice taste and smell
  5. good,even shimmer dispersal
  6. fantastic applicator, i m saving it even after the gloss's gone
  7. hydrating and non drying
  8. decent wear time
  9. good for layering over your fave lipsticks
  10. spill proof packaging
  11. not tested on animals 
CONS:-
  1. none for me , but i can see the smell and taste bothering sensitive people
RATING:- 5/5 ... A  rare score for me but this product deserves it :)


do you like glosses ? what are your favourite ones?
i am in love with internet slangs ... like em or loathe em ?


much love,
vj 


disclaimer:- the above product was sent to me as a gift . the opinions are my own. my loyalty lies to my readers. for any more questions of p.r related queries contact me on vj.neglur@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

MAYBELLINE BABYLIPS IN NEON ROSE


Hola,
the weather has a nice bite to it now and guess whats the season's fave? hot chai , yummy soups, cuddly sweaters ... nah 
its NEON 
and bang on the trend is MaybellineNewYork with their newest launch in the Darling fave BABY LIPS RANGE .
The BABY LIPS<3COLOR range has now expanded to include the neon range. the range launched in the U.s drugstores a few months ago in summer and it has landed on the Indian shores bang on time.
the time we need lip balm the most
cost :- 150 i.n.r for 4.5 g



the packaging gets full marks . functional yet classy, lovely and adorable . nothing to be ashamed of in taking out and slathering it on the lips in the full view of the junta on the suburban trains . nothing neon about it

 THE CLAIMS:-
 THE INGREDIENTS:-
CLICK TO EXPAND
MY EXPERIENCE:-


 baby lips is somewhat the benchmark i consider for any lip balm. if it ain't as good as my baby lips , it ain't staying. Maybelline nails it with this the range.

the shade isn't neon but a subtle shade of medium rose. totally wearable for day or night. it smells faintly of  sweet fruits smell. it might be bothersome for some but fades on application. it tastes sweet and i end up licking it off most times. nothing synthetic about it. the built in spf 16 seals the deal for daytime use.


the way i use it at night times is -
pick up coarse sugar granules with the tip of the balm and rub it across my lips to slough off the dead, peeling skin. keep it for 5 min. removes the sugar and let the lip balm stay overnight.amazing soft, supple kissable lips the next morning. you will end up kissing yourself mwah !

SWATCHES:-
WITH FLASH

WITHOUT FLASH 

JUICY SHINY LIPS ....MUAH

PROS:-
  1. subtle , medium tint suitable for all times
  2. amazing hydration
  3. sweet smell and taste
  4. easy on the pocket
  5. easy to handle and tote around
  6. perfect for healing super chapped lips and maintaining relatively normal ones( lucky people)
  7. ... now this is personal .... but i get compliments i wear this shade every time
CONS:-
  1. smell and taste might bother some.
  2. coverage may seem inadequate to some.
RATING:-
 5/5 ...this is a serious must have 


i love my baby lips and currently have 5 in my stash. what about you ;) ?

love,
vj 


disclaimer:- product provided for review and consideration. i do not receive a single penny to write glowing reviews. these thoughts are purely my own . my loyalty lies to the very few readers i have :)



Sunday, December 15, 2013

a pretty hearts and bows christmas giveaway

hello everyone,
lisha from Hearts Bows and Makeup has a fantastic giveaway.........
http://www.heartbowsmakeup.com/2013/12/heart-bows-makeup-christmas-giveaway.html
hurrraaah
NYX Giveaway Christmas Giveaway Get Free Products India
to all the beauties who love NYX please check out the giveaway and participate ........
i m joining the christmas cheer . are you

love,
vj 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

a very late birthday haul

hola mi chikitas,
so my birthday comes in may and its July now. if your wondering why such a late haul, let me explain. well i happen to live India ( yes please, don't get bored yet hold on ). i also happen to be a college student ( an undergrad studying something related to biotech/pharma ... no no no don't leave yet ). and my college follows a semester pattern (trying to get to the point.. must stop rambling). and if you have been there , done that then you may very well know that , semester exams last whole month long ( yesss now its off my chest ) . so my birthday fell before the beginning of the exams .
so after my exams got over , i tagged to one my favorite beauty shopping destinations..........CRAWFORD MARKET, CST , MUMBAI.( yeah i know big deal.... but for a suburb girl like me it is  a very big one). it has two places beauty palace and beauty center close to each other . for my yearly beauty shopping trips , i prefer those places because they multiple brands covering all hair , skin , makeup arenas under one roof..

my previous shopping trip was last year . and it was my birthday then too.

who's excited to see what i got ???? hands up in the air ( okay not so much, you will hit the roof... hehehe )


doesn't this sight make you feel just happy ????



1. MATRIX fortifying shampoo and deep smoothing conditioner:-
(400 ml and 196 g respectively)( 355inr and 295inr, i got both at 550 inr with discount at beauty center)these are the largest sizes available.you can call this duo my hg hair duo. i have tried several shampoos and conditioner combos form various brands and even Matrix themselves, but nothing beats it . every time i do something stupid and ruin my hair , i come running to this . best smelling hair care ever. just like the standard head and shoulders , i need to have it in my shower at all times. this is one of the few hair luxuries i actually allow myself.


VEGA professional makeup brushes:-
1.angular blender(200 inr)
2.eyeshadow(250 inr)
3.buffer brush(450 inr)
kinda expensive part of the overall haul. i just randomly decided that i needed new brushes when i passed the VEGA counter. i picked up the ones that caught my fancy. now way in hell am i passing up an opportunity to buy professional brushes.  do own the normal Vega ones. but these are in a way different league( as in better)but it made me feel a bit guilty about being disloyal to my beloved real techniques brushes. guess these new ones could keep them company and they would be brush bffs frolicking in the pink sand of the clouds amongst unicorns( ahem ahem , you don't like UNICORNS.what is wrong with you o_0 )



JOVEES Tea Tree oil control face wash (115inr)
JOVEES anti blemish pigmentation face mask(195 inr)
i Had never tried anything from jovees before. the face wash is for college use. and the face pack because the s.a recommended it for my acne scars. its supposed to give a glow. lets see


INCOLOR glimmer blusher:- NO 19 (i guess around 200 inr but i got it for 175 inr)
this is supposed to be a dupe for MAC's stereo rose which i haven't seen in person. i didn't know this when i bought it. i don't personally like baked blushes, eyeshadows etc  due to their inherent grittiness. but the soft focus coral shimmer won me over. so so pretty. sadly my picture does it no justice.


KRYOLAN IKONIC GEL LINER PENCIL :-violet gem (180 inr)
the blogosphere is abuzz with these beauties. thankfully i could snag one of the prettier shades.
KRYOLAN EYESHADOW DARK BROWN (350 inr)
if you follow me around, you know how much i love meself some krylon . after the success with blush in T1, i decided to get my hands on something to contour my flabby cheeks. the s.a was super knowledgeable and recommended that i start out with a powder eyeshadow till i get a hang of things. the shade isn't as dark as it appears in the picture. 
KRYOLAN ULTRA FOUNDATION REFILL OB2(300 inr)
i got this as a undereye and spot concealor. the s.a matched the shade perfectly. despite being full coverage foundation, i loved how light it felt on the undereyes. a slight peachy tone for negating dark circle. loving it.



MAYBELLINE DIAMOND GLOW EYESHADOW - 01 COPPER BROWN( 475 INR)
MAYBELLINE WATERSHINE LIQUID GLOSS- CARAMEL CREAM(210 inr)
can you believe it despite using maybelline for so many years i had never tried their glosses or powder eyeshadow? not even the original quads. these shimmery ones are the only ones available now. i stuck to safer n*de colours for college etc.



SCARLET LINE VELCRO ROLLERS:- (40 INR)
i have poker straight , fine but lots of hair. i m hoping these will make some difference. if they do , i will go ahead and buy bigger ones. ain't the purrrple prrrrettty?



LACTO CALAMINE SUN SHIELD SPF 30 pa ++( 199 inr)
lactocalamine is synonymous with being the first base makeup for many Indian women. i am no exception. i still religiously use it. they came out with sunscreens this Summer with decent SPF rating. two variants are available- for oily to normal and normal to dry. i chose the oily version . this stays in my college bag as i leave home applying the lotus matte sunscreen spf40.


FACES CANADA STACKABLE PIGMENTS in WILD( 699 INR)
i love using pigments, despite all their drawbacks. maybe more than eyeshadows at times. the beautiful shades and the versatility win me over every time. i succumbed and got this beauty. plus it doesn't hurt that this is stackable. i am not going to lose these. ( not that i have lost... just saying)


LAKME ROSE POWDER 02WARM PINK ( 100 INR)
LAKME PERFECT RADIANCE COMPACT 03 GOLDEN MEDIUM (170 INR)
if you have oily skin then you need the lakme rose powder . cheapest and best on the market .
the compact is again for my college bag. nothing special , standard stuff.


VOV SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM IN 01, 05, 11( 75 INR EACH)
i saved the best for the last . these are dupes for the nyx matte lipcreams . and they smell like fresh vanilla muffins. i got three to test out the shade range and i am planning to get more. :)


hope you all enjoyed my crazy haul. if you would like me to review any of the above. let me know in the comments below.

love ,
vj 


p.s:-

5 things i m loving at the moment:-
1. the rains, cooler climes , romantic weather
2. fuk fuk fukrey - just watched it with friends... bholi panjaban rockssss
3.vacationsss yayyyyyy
4.a large bowl of super cheesy home made mac n cheese
5. did i say vavctions.. oh yeah i did.... then it has to be the long hours i get to spend doing my favorite activity ... napping (hehehe)

3 things i m not loving
1. falling rupee rate... bye bye firangi makeup (boohooohooo) for the time being
2.people hitting other people( me) with umbrellas in the eye or elsewhere when walking in the streets.
3.super oily skin and frizzy hair due to increasing humidity .

share what you like and don't like in the comments below. i so love reading such stuff. maybe we can gossip about it too ( wink wink)




disclaimer :-
all the products mentioned above are purchased by me . i have never received money in return of a glowing review . my loyalty lies to my readers . 
i can be contacted on vj.neglur@gmail.com for any queries and information .



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