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Friday, August 29, 2014

Benefit Fakeup Concealer Review

Hi everyone!

I am writing a short review on a new product I just tried this week. I never really used concealers before this year because I had never noticed my under eye circles (even though I'm in my early 20s!) but I really wanted to try this concealer and it has given me great results! I have medium-tanned skin so I got the medium shade.

This was a sample size and I'm sure after this runs out I'll go buy the regular sized one. You can get this free sample from Sephora this month if you are a beauty insider by the way! =)

Here is a list of what I liked about this product:

  • It is really to apply and blend. I usually use a make up sponge to blend my "concealers" or "highlighters" if they are in a creamy form but I was able to blend this in just as well with a make up brush. 
  • It gave natural-looking light under my eyes making my face looking bright and awake. I love the coverage!
  • It definitely is hydrating like it says on the package! 
  • This one is just my personal opinion but I LOVE the smell of it! It's not like a perfume or anything but I liked that it smelled like good make up when I applied it to my face.
  • It doesn't look caky or feel heavy on the skin. It's pretty light for every day use.
  • NOT greasy on my skin even though it is a moisturizer as well.

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That's about all I can say about it for now since I've only used it a few times. Feel free to ask me questions about it or just comment if you have used it as well! 

Also, thank you for your responses on my previous post!! I love getting to know my readers! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Getting to know you and me!

Hi everyone!

I'm so glad I got some love from my followers on this blog so far. I wish I had more time to commit to writing it daily but I work a full time job and it's just not as easy as I thought it would be to blog on a daily basis. To break the ice, I want to get to know some of my readers and give you guys a chance to get to know me! So you can feel free to comment below asking me questions and leave some interesting facts about yourself. This can be about your pets or favorite nail polish color or ANYTHING you want to share.

And... as usual, have a great rest of the week! This is one of the busiest weeks I've ever had at this job so I might be a little late in replying to you all.

Monday, August 11, 2014

"Emergency" Henna

Hi there ladies!

As some of you already know, I'm Indian and I love henna! I usually make my own henna paste and "cone" at home but this was the first time I bought a cone from an Indian store in the US. I used to bring cones from India back from vacations but I haven't done that lately so I thought hmm why not buy it from here? I am pretty sure though this was NOT Indian henna.

At first when I started applying it I noticed that it was actually hard to squeeze the henna out. It took much longer than usual and it got to the point where my hand had some parts that were dried already and I wasn't even done! The drying process was *super* quick and the "henna" didn't actually rub off like normal. It created its own stringy, lacy layer that I peeled off. My absolute favorite part of this was how quick the color showed up. It was almost black but mostly dark brown (which is never normal right after applying henna) and I was surprised that it took just minutes for a color like that to show up. For those of you who don't know, henna usually turns orange first and then gets darker... especially if you take it off that quick. This made me realize this wasn't pure henna but I went ahead with it since I was at the point where taking it off wasn't possible because it had already stained my hand.

Anyways, a week and a half later, I have some photos of the after effect... I have sensitive skin so this might just be me but my hand had become extremely dry. Lotions helps but for now I'm waiting for all the dry skin to come off so the dye is out!

Here is how my hand looked right after the henna was done. 

This is how they looked yesterday.

Bottom line.... use it at your own risk! For "emergency" henna, it completely makes sense why it is this way because it darkens in minutes and is great for parties or weddings when you don't have time to sit with henna on your hands the night before. For recreational use, I don't think I would use this again soon because of the dryness on my hands.

Have a great Monday! 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Real Techniques Starter Makeup Brush Set Review (SHORT!)

Hey ladies! 

I have never done a review of any sort so this is the first! I love shopping at Kohl's and a couple of months ago I picked up some makeup brushes called "Real Techniques Starter Makeup Brush Set" I hadn't tried them and finally this weekend when I had some extra time, I gave them a try and I must say they are A LOT better than everything else I have used! These were super soft and a pleasure to use on my eyes. Most of the other brushes I have tend to hurt my lids a little because I press on them too hard but these brushes were super light on my eyes. 

I loveeeee the color of the brushes and absolutely love that they come in their own little case so they can stay organized and tidy! Check out these brushes if you want something "beginner" like and something that's extremely soft on your lids. Btw, these are also available at Ulta!

Here are some of its features:
  • Base shadow brush
  • Deluxe crease brush
  • Accent brush
  • Pixel-point eyeliner brush
  • Brow brush
  • Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand

This picture is from their website!! I haven't checked out the designer's YouTube yet but will do so just to get some tips from them! 

Ask me more questions about these brushes! I've only used them once so far so maybe I'll do a tutorial using these! =) Until next time, have a great weekend everyone!