Category: New Thing

spring nail polishes 2018

Sayonara, winter! Spring is upon us and the electric oranges and palm tree greens are calling my name. So I thought I’d weigh in on my favorite polishes to wear this season, and ask my the age old question: “Is there such a thing as Millennial Lavender?”

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Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask Ingredients

When I first spotted this mask on the market I had absolutely zero interest in it. I’m pretty well catered for already in the mask department. The moment I fell hook, line and sinker for it was when I met my friend A one day and her skin looked awesome. Like airbrushed awesome. The girl has ridiculously good skin anyway, but this was a whole new level of flawless. It took about two seconds for me to enquire about her skincare and when she replied saying it was the new Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask, my interest switched from zero to off the barometer. After a bit of a wild goose-chase (I’ll elaborate later), I finally got my hands on this last week and after seven days of testing I’m ready to give my verdict.

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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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