August 6, 2020

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Matte Revolution Lipstick in Wedding Belles for Summer 2020 - Review and Swatches (including comparison to Pillow Talk)

Hello beauties!
This summer Charlotte Tilbury released three new shades of Matte Revolution Lipsticks namely, Wedding Belles, Mrs. Kisses and First Dance I picked Wedding Belles because it looked like a perfect warm toned pink nude. I have several swatches and comparison with Pillow Talk lipstick (reviewed here) so you can decide if you want to add this gorgeous lipstick to your collection. I love pink lipsticks and I think this is a shade anyone can wear any time of the day. So lets jump on to the review and swatches

July 29, 2020


Today is National Lipstick Day!!
Without any delays, I am going to share all the lipstick deals I can find online and in store. Click below to get your hands on lipsticks on a discount!!

July 27, 2020

CAUDALIE Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil Review

After a day in the sun, I like to treat my skin with products that allow it it overcome the environmental stressors it endured and rejuvenate for the day ahead. I have always loved Caudalie products, but since my acne got worse, I started using anti-acne products and have been sorely disappointed. So, I am going back to vegan, close to nature skincare products like this Overnight Recovery Oil from Caudalie.
Ever since the lockdown started, my skin was all over the place, mainly due to stress, or just eating too much snacks.. I couldn't really plan out my skincare regimen and just started using olive oil on my skin. It worked nicely but soon I had too many clogged pores.. ouch! 
Yeah..I got clogged pores and I don't even have a facial steamer AND I couldn't go for my facial at the salon!  It was so frustrating and that is when I thought of Caudalie. The clean, vegan formulations that I have always loved. I take the Caudalie travel set whenever I am travelling, so I had the travel size Vinosource moisturizing sorbet in my stash and ordered this Overnight Recovery Oil from Sephora. 
These products work great on all skin types and I am so happy to have Caudalie Vinosource in my regimen again.

July 24, 2020

ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation in Wheat 3N2 Review and Swatches

As I tan in the summer, my skin gets a more pink/orange hue, and that makes the shade Wheat 3N2 match perfectly to my skin. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Wheat 3N2 is a medium shade with neutral undertone and works great as a summer foundation for me. I had been using the shade Tawny 3W1 for many years (click for review), but in the past couple of years as I travel to sunnier destinations, my tan stays on pretty much all year long. So Tawny did not work for me anymore, as its slightly lighter, more golden toned shade. 
In this post I have added side-by-side comparison swatches of Tawny 3W1 and Wheat 3N2, so you can clearly see the difference in the undertones and the shades. You already know, that I love this foundation and have always raved about this formula, so without further ado, I will quickly move to the review...

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Wheat 3N2

July 21, 2020

DIOR CAPTURE YOUTH New Skin Effect Enzyme Solution Age-Delay Resurfacing Water REVIEW

I had been looking for a multi purpose product like this one for a long time. The Dior Capture Youth Enzyme Solution is not just a toner,  but can be used as a face mask too. It is designed to be used in conjunction with other Dior Capture Youth products and I shall detail that routine below but first I need to highlight what it promises. 

The Dior Capture Youth Enzyme Water promises to clarify, brighten, hydrate the skin, delay the signs of aging and leave it feeling silky soft. The efficacy of this product was measured in clinical trials with only 32 women and even then only 12% (4 out of 32) felt that it improved the appearance of skin and only 14% (5 out of 32 women) felt that skin was brighter and worse of all, only 26% (8 out of 32 women) described their skin as softer! (Source: Sephora.comThese disparaging stats did not deter me from trying it. 

So did I became part of the 14% or 12% or 26 % who saw some kind of promised results or not? Let's find out!!

July 20, 2020

MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline Gel Eyeliner in Lowlights Review & Swatches

MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline Gel Eyeliner in Lowlights is a dark brown shade that gives me a softer eye look compared to a jet black eyeliner, which is what most of us reach for on a regular basis. When I started using an eyeliner back in my early teens, I got a dark brown eyeliner by mistake and since then I am hooked. I always have a dark brown shade in my stash for everyday use and if you remember previously, I used was obsessed with Stila's Smudge Stick waterproof eyeliner in Damsel. (Click for review)
Over the years, I realized that I need something in a 'pot' verses retractable pencil, because firstly, I use it daily and was running out of eyeliner pretty quickly and secondly, its much more eco friendly to buy a pot of eyeliner that literally lasts me a year, than throwing out eyeliner packaging every few months. So, that is how I got into the pot eyeliner craze. I use Bobbi Brown eyeliner in Black and I sanitize my pots with a alcohol swab every time I clean my brushes..

So with all that said, let's move on to the review and swatches MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline Gel Eyeliner in Lowlights.

July 19, 2020

PEACE OUT Wrinkles - Anti Wrinkle Microneedling Retinol Patches - Review

Hello there, my friends!
I thought I am going to take a sabbatical in 2020 and just hope to stay alive and meet you all again in 2021 with good health and high spirits. Guess what, we are back at it again. And I am very excited today because I am sharing something which will make all your skin dreams come true! You know you should go for a facial, maybe a mani-pedi, but the fears of COVID-19 are stopping you? Well, here's the good news...these microneedling anti wrinkle patches from Peace Out are the perfect treatment for those in between touchups. For me these patches are a way to prolong my skin's elasticity by injecting hyaluronic acids, retinol and vitamin C so my fine lines do not turn into wrinkles. 

Ok, maybe I need to clear out my skin situation first. I do not currently have deep wrinkles, BUT I have started to notice more lines around my eyes when I smile. They stick around as fine lines for some time before disappearing. This might be considered the first sign that my skin is loosing its elasticity and I am turning 35 this year! There is another line right between my eyebrows which I noticed first about 2 years ago, while I took a selfie under the sun. I initially thought it's because I am squinting under the bright sunlight, but as the months went by that line is settling in. There is an actual line between my eyebrows which is most noticeable when I wake up, it plumps up as the day goes by, but shows up as soon as I step in the sun!!
How annoying is that?!!
Hence, I decided to partake my first 'retinol needling' experience, using a sort of hyped up brand on social media called Peace Out ✌. This is also the first time I tried a wrinkle patch, so do I like it, does it work? I will answer all of that in the post below and will also update here, as the weeks go by.