Category: New Thing

Kama Lavanya Natural Plant Mask

Kama Ayurveda. A brand I don’t have to be in any particular need to buy from, it always hits the spot. Authentic Ayurvedic, I’ve often touted it as my favourite skincare brand ever (a claim I still stand behind) and it is in fact only one of two brands that I repurchase from (Forest Essentials being the other). So when I spotted the mask it took about a nanosecond to travel from shelf to basket. With promises of nourishing, deep cleansing and purifying skin, I’ve put it to the test over the past week. So how did it fare?

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Maybelline New York Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipstick - Vivid Rose MAT 1 fotd

You’ve heard me rave about The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid already – and now we have a new offering in liquid form. Think highly pigmented, long wearing lipstick with a matte finish *and here’s the important bit* that feels comfortable and non-drying on the lips. It’s true. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipstick feels creamy on application – and stays that way. It has a little more slip than some of the will-not-budge matte formulas, but in all honesty, I’ll forgive a smidge more touching up for a product that I can wear all week without it drying my lips out… five days and counting. The colours aren’t quite as POW as some of the other offerings around, though the one that I have, Vivid Rose is beautifully vivid and I love the look of Vibrant Coral (spotted on Indian Makeup & Beauty Blog). And anyway, we don’t all want to have shouty lips, all the time.

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Another week, another dark ‘insert colour here’ nail polish love. This time around it’s Deborah Milano’s Amaranth; a colour that I’ve been unable to erase from my memory since I spotted it on my friend’s tips. I swore I’d never dip into Deborah Milano lacquers again with their low quality, high price rep but this colour? Well I can’t resist.

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Olivia Professional Gold Facial

There are a few products I really like from Olivia in terms of skincare and so I was really pleased to try this Olivia Professional Gold Facial Kit*. It’s a gorgeous little system with a fabulous edit of essentials in very decent travel sizes. I road tested this little kit and was very pleased indeed. It also meant that I got to try a couple of items I hadn’t before and it included a lovely face cleanser which I have to say is definitely one of my essentials. Say what?

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I’m telling you Linking Road, Bandra is a dangerous place. Not only do I end up exiting with a bagful of cute, yet horrendously cheap clothes, I’m also rather partial to a peruse of the beauty stores. On my last trip there I ended up with two purchases from a brand I’ve heard very little about, Kama Ayurveda. A luxury organic hair, bath and body line that shuns synthetics in favour of high quality ingredients (you can read the stuff here).

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Shiseido RS 452 dupe

I did it! I finally wore the Shiseido Lipstick that I’ve been looking lustfully at for months, RS 452. A thick opaque colour that finishes things off with a magenta fuchsia tinge – though more to the fuchsia side of proceedings. What d’ya think? I’ve been attempting to pull it off combo-ed up with a sheer base. And there are no complaints on the formula; it’s a creamy finish so lacquers on loud and proud and stays put until you remove it or go to town on something greasy (tried and tested baby).

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What is it with me and foundations, eh? I have *cough* three (albeit rather small) drawers *cough* of bases that really do cover all bases and yet still nothing beats the thrill of clicking checkout on yet another addition to the foundation family. Perhaps it’s cause I’m being a bit of a base floozy at the moment (the Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick still wears the crown but my ‘everyday base’ slot could do with some more options) or it could be to do with my makeup mantra that preaches if you’re sorted on the foundation front then who gives two hoots about the rest of it. Gurl, you’re gonna look good. So with a lighter coverage focus, there’s been three new additions to the drawers…

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