Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review: Formula X System XCEL #Systemaddict

As a mom of an active toddler, I rarely get time to go for a manicure at salon. Whenever, I get time from daily chores, I do my own mani at home. But how, I always wished to do the salon like mani at home. my wishes were answered by Influenster when they sent me Formula X Voxbox.

The box contained Formula X The SYSTEM XCEL mani and Formula X Delete All nail polish remover.

Formula X The System XCEL

 The System XCEL includes four steps to get the gel like mani.

  1. The first step is CLEANSE XCEL - Its a nail cleanser which cleanse the nails and gives a clean slate for the next step.

2. Second step is PRIME XCEL- Its a base coat. The brush is wide and is very nice and makes application a breeze. It dries quickly and gives nails a clean, transparent shining.

3. TGIF Nail Color- The color that I received in this system XCEL is TGIF which is a pretty, coral-pinkish. The color takes two coats for opaque application. I wish the brush of this nail color would be as wide as brushes of base coat and top coat. Otherwise, its a beautiful summer color.

This is how, it looks on my hands:

4. SHINE XCEL- This is the fourth and last step. Its a transparent top coat, very easy to apply with the help of nice brush. After applying it, the nail color really shines like gel-like manicure.

Usually, my nail polish starts to chip on the2nd day of application because I do dishes with my bare hands. But, Formula X nail polish stood very well on my nails. It chipped a little on day 4th. I would say that is the long wear nail polish for me.


Besides the Mani system, I received the Formula X Delete All Nail polish remover in the voxbox. 

This is a unique nail polish remover which doesn't involves scraping the nail polish. It consists of black sponge with solvent in it. Its an easy one step process. You just dip your four fingers and a thumb into the five holes inside the black sponge material. Twist and turn your fingers and it will remove your nail polish in no time. Isn't this amazing??

My experience of using Formula X System XCEL and Delete All was one of a kind. I loved using it. I am going to buy more colors soon. Its available at Sephora Friends.

Disclaimer: I have received these products complimentary from Influenster to test and review. All opinions are honest, my own and based on my experience. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Influenster Goddess Voxbox Review

Influenster has been very good to me lately. I have received a new voxbox this month and its name is Goddess VoxBox. Why it is called a Goddess Voxbox?? I guess, because it has all the products that can make you look and feel like Goddess.
When I opened my VoxBox, I was quite impressed with the choice of products. This is what I like about Influenster, they always give us a chance to try something new and innovative. 

Contents of the VoxBox

1. Ebates Information Card:
I was already familiar with Ebates, because I have been its member since two years. Trust me, If you like to shop online and havent signed up for Ebates, you are missing a lot. This is because Ebates is a site that offers cashback on online purchases from number of online retailers. Moreover, it also offers online discounts/coupons.The sign up is free, and the site is very easy to use. Whenever you make an online purchase, open the ebates website, search the store name you are going to shop from, it will also show you the discounts/coupons available for that retailer, click on the store name and your purcahse activity will be recorded. If your purchase is a success, the cashback will show up on your Ebates account. You can request a cheque/paypal  for your cashback payment. I love using them for my online purchases.

2. PANTENE EXPERT Intense Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner- 
In summer time, my hairs gets damaged due to swimming pool water as well as high heat. When I used Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo along with conditioner, I really felt the difference in my hairs. My hairs felt soft and not dry. It smells amazing, lathers very well and makes my hairs feel good.

3. DICKINSON's Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner-
This was a completely new brand for me. Never heard of it before, so, I want sure about it. I used it for my morning as well as night time beauty routine. This smells really different but nice. I applied it over my face with the help of cotton ball. It doesn't tingle. My face looked very clean and hydrated, after using it. I instantly fell in love with this toner. It cleans the face and refines the pores too. My face looks much better after using it. Moreover, Its alcohol free.It is made up of Witch Hazel, which is really good for skin.

4. Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish:
I am already a fan of Sinful colors professional brand nail polishes. They are fast drying, non chipping and pigmented. This is also not an exception. This color is from limited edition Sinful Colors & Kylie Jenner Collection: Trend Matters. This is Glazy sunday color from Satin Demi Mattes shades. The color is really chic, rich and matte. The full collection is available at Target. 

I really liked this color as it suits the dark tone of my skin color.

5. Always Radiant with FlexForm:
There was One pack of 15 always radiant with flex form sanitary pads in the voxbox. The packaging was really cute. It says that its 100% leak free and absorbs 10X its weight. I haven't tried them yet. But they look really good, I am going to try them and share my full review on a seperate blog post. So, stay tuned.

6. Downy Fresh protect with In-wash Febreze Odor Defense: 
I had received 3 sample packs of it in the voxbox. 
This is the first time I have used Downy brand and I am impressed with it. I added it directly to the laundry while in wash cycle. It is truly a deodorant for clothes. My hubby's sweaty clothes smelled so great after using it. The April Fresh scent is amazing. I am going to buy the full size of it. 

7. Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover pads:
I have already tried these in my previous Influenster voxbox. I love to keep them in my handbag while travelling. One Cutex pad is enough to clean 10 nails of hand/foot. Trust me, this product is a bomb, If you dont believe it then, scroll back few posts of my blog, and you can read my full review on them or watch them in action on my video  . These are TSA compliant and my go to plosih remover. 

Have you tried any of these products before, what do you think of them? Do let me know in comments.

Thanks for reading

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster to test and review. All opinions are honest and my own. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review: Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads #SoCutex #HealthyNails

I have always used liquid nail polish remover to clean nail polish off my nails. And never ever gave a thought that Nail polish remover pads. Recently, when I received my bloom voxbox from Influenster, I got the chance to try Cutex Advanced revival nail polish remover pads. 

One small pack contains 3 pads which are individually packed. I decided to put them to test.

I took one pad out and start to remove the nail polish on my toe nails. I was really surprised to see that One pad cleaned all 10 nails. Can you believe it? Check out my video to see it through your eyes.

 I was in a shock too, I underestimated the power of Cutex Nail polish remover pads. But, now, I am in love with this amazing product.

Another that I liked about these pads is that they dont leave nails dry after use. My nails were feeling good after its use, as, it has Botanical oils which nourishes as well as strengthens. 

Moreover, These are TSA approved. I can carry them in my handbag while travelling. This is my must have beauty product now.

Have you tried it? what do you think about it, let me know in comments.

Thanks for Reading.

Disclaimer: I have written this blog post for completing the Cutex Badge of Bloom Voxbox from Influenster. I have received the product complimentary from Influenster to test and review. I WAS NOT COMPENSATED FOR THIS POST; HOWEVER, I AM CREATING THIS POST AS PART OF A CONTEST .

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review: BIC Soleil Glow Razor

Summer has gone and autumn is in. There is something good in every season that we miss when it ends. Like, I love wearing shorts, maxi dresses and going to beach in summer. We still have rain and warm weather in the east, so, I am still be able to wear shorts for a while. But, whenever I plan to wear shorts or sleeveless tops, I plan ahead of an important task before that i.e to shave my legs, underarms and hands. 
Let me tell you this "A girl can never have enough razors for shaving". I mean it is such an essential party of my life, I never go on a trip  without it :):)

Bzzagent sent me the new BIC Soleil Glow razor to try and review. 

One pack consists of 3 razors with beautiful pastel colored handles. I have never seen these kinds of razor handle colors. That was love at first sight.

I took out one pink handled razor to put it to test. Its lightweight and the white rubber grip makes it comfortable to hold in hand.

I want my razor  to glides smoothly over all the nooks and the corners. The pivoting head imparts that flexibility to BIC Soleil glow razor.

I believe a good shaving razor should have blades that work efficiently. BIC Soleil razor has 3 flexible blades that adjust to body's curves for a flawless shave. When I used it for first time, I didn't feel any sting or pain from it. It glides very smoothly. Be careful, don't press it hard on your skin because the new razor may cut your skin. 

A good razor should not only give close shave without leaving it dry. Otherwise it will itch really bad. For this, BIC Soleil glow razor has moisturizing strips enriched with Vitamin E and Aloe. I have got silky and smooth shave from it. 

My verdict is thumbs up to this pretty pastel razor.  

Now you can know more about BIC Soleil Glow razor and savings here 

If you have tried it. let me know your thoughts too..

Thanks for reading..

Disclosure: I have got free product in exchange of my honest review. I have not been compenstaed in any other way. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review: Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation #BetterSkinChallenge

Its a been a while since I got an Influenster voxbox. The latest voxbox that I received came with Maybelline superstay Better skin skin transforming foundation. As per the voxbox requirements, you take a 3 weeks Better skin challenge in which you only wear this foundation on your face. I love Maybelline products, so, you can imagine my happiness meter when I got this.

It is a glass bottle of 30ml/10 FL OZ which is a pretty decent size for a foundation because I use 1 to 2 drops of foundation liquid at a time. The dispenser for pouring out the liquid is really makes it convenient to use and control the amount you want. Furthermore, it also protects the liquid from falling out. 

This foundation comes in 12 shades and I received the color sand. I have yellow undertone and as you can see the swatch on my hand, its lighter than my skin shade. But, I want to try it to see how it looks on my face. 

Before Applying The Foundation:

This is the close up look of my face without any makeup with just moisturizer on my face as my skin gets dry without it. I have acne marks too on my face.

After Applying The Foundation:

You can see the picture after I put on the Maybelline Superstay Better skin foundation. I had to use 3 drops of foundation go cover my acne marks, if you don't have acne marks, I guess 2 drops will be enough for full coverage. 

Things I liked:

1. Lightweight-Feels super light on skin. Seriously, I couldn't feel anything on my face after applying this foundation. Its so light.
2. Smooth- I used my fingers to apply this on my face and I can feel that it glides so smoothly on my face. No effort. 
3. Coverage- It gives good coverage but for acne marks like mine, I think I need to use a concealer underneath it.
4. Comes with SPF 15

Cons: As I mentioned above that the foundation color was lighter than my skin tone, it looks different than my skin tone. But I loved it so much, I would definitely buy it in my skin color and use it. 

I still love this foundation because the way it makes me feel, confident and beautiful. 

Thanks for reading..

Disclaimer : "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

Friday, March 20, 2015

Review: Influenster XO VOXBOX #XOVoxBox

 Its been a while since I posted on the blog, life is kind of busy nowadays. But now, I am back with my new post. Last month, Influenster sent me a voxbox just in time for Valentine's day. This box is called as XO VoxBox because it arrived in February which is also known as "The month of love"

This is how my XO Voxbox looked like, filled with wonderful products.

  1. Adore Me
  2. Land's End
  3. eBay
  4. Skinfix hand repair cream
  5. John Frieda Frizz Ease Collection
  6. Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening Pen
  7. Colgate Optic White Express White 3 oz. Toothpaste 
  8. Tide Pods with Febreze

1. Adore Me - 

Influenster has sent me a code to get free lingerie set from Adore me site. I have learnt about Adore Me after getting this box. They have beautiful and affordable pieces of lingerie. With free shipping in U.S along with free shipping and returns, you can get latest styles directly to your home. With the options of subscribing to monthly VIP membership or Pay as you go payment , it offers flexibility to its customers. Get $25 off your next bra set when you sign up through this Link  .

2. eBay Writing Guides: 

I received the eBay writing guides task on my Influenster dashboard. I love writing eBay guides because It is really helpful for the consumers who are looking to buy products on Moreover, it gives me a chance to score $25 gift card to for writing eBay guides.

3. Land's End: 

I got an offer code to use on Land's End in my email from Influenster. I couldn't decide what I really want to order on the site as there are so many tempting and stylish apparel available on Land's End. They have good quality, latest styles, affordable priced merchandise. I think I am going to order something from their spring collection, they have beautiful and colorful pieces of clothes. Moreover, there is free shipping on $50 orders. 

4. Skinfix Hand Repair cream:

I got to know about many brands through Influenster, Skinfix is one among so many brands. Skinfix hand repair cream is savior for my dry hands. I like to do the dishes with hand in hot water, which has made my hands drier. Really excited to get Skinfix hand repair cream in XO voxbox. It consists of natural ingredients, fragrance free, steroid free and provides lasting protection. 

5. John Frieda Frizz Ease Collection:

I received John Frieda Frizz ease collection in the voxbox. My hairs gets very frizzy sometimes, so, this will come handy to me. It came with three samples.
John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Beyond Smooth™ Frizz-Immunity Shampoo- It provides Frizz resistance in the shower and fights frizz at the source for smooth hair.
John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Beyond Smooth™ Frizz-Immunity Primer-It acts as perfect foundation for frizz free styles. It is made up of non-silicone formula.
John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Beyond Smooth™ Frizz-Immunity Conditioner- For long lasting, frizz free and smooth hairs. 
My hairs get Frizzy at times, so this collection would really help in getting smooth hairstyle. I am saying Bye-Bye to Frizzy Hairs.

6. Colgate Optic White: 

A beautiful smile is an asset to attractive personality. Everyone loves a brilliant smile. I love to get whiter and brighter smile but don't want to shell my money for costly treatments/products. I am really glad Colgate optic white gives me an option to get whiter smile in two steps.
Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening PenI am really glad Colgate optic white gives me an option to get whiter smile in two steps. Now, can do whitening at home in easy steps. Brush, whiten and ready to Go. The whitening pen is easy to store as it fits at the bottom of Colgate optic white toothbrush.
Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste- This toothpaste helps in whiten teeth in 3 days when used as directed. It comes in Fresh mint flavor. Moreover, it is enamel safe. I would love to use it with the toothbrush+whitening pen. 

7. Tide Pods with Febreze

I have used Tide Pods before and love them. They are easy to use and cleans nicely. So, when I received Tide pods with Febreze in my XO Voxbox, I was really excited to see them. There was 10 Oz pack of Tide pods with Febreze. Tide pods with Febreze is such an amazing combination. A laundry that looks fresh and smells amazing like fresh flowers is every person who does laundry. It is 4-in-1: Detergent, stain remover, brightener + Febreze for lasting freshness. I use 1 pod at one time with laundry and get fresh and clean laundry. Loved using them. 

I loved all the products that I received in my XO voxbox. Influenster has really did good job in putting  all the wonderful products in this voxbox. 

Have you got in this voxbox too? What was your favorite products from XO Voxbox? Let me know your thoughts on XO Voxbox and my review. 

Thanks for reading..

Disclaimer : "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: RIMMEL London Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner & RIMMEL Gentle Eye Make up Remover

Often times when I have to get ready for a party or special occasions, the one thing that really bothers me is that I have to get ready fast. Yes, I know that sound weird but it bothers me. You must be thinking why? let me tell you the reason, I am a kind of person who needs time to pick a dress, get hair done, get make up done and all things associated with this process. If you will tell me to get ready fast, you will find something would be missing from my face make up like I will forget eyeliner or mascara or any other such thing. 
Eye make up is an important part of the make up routine and complete eye make up takes time and good skills. So, for a person like me who is running short of time, I found a quick solution. The solution came in my Frosty VoxBox from Influenster. The answer is RIMMEL London Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner.

RIMMEL London Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

Rimmel London is a well known brand of beauty products. They market their products in USA under the name RimmelLondonUS. I received the Rimmel Scandaleyes kohl kajal eyeliner in black (001). Its net wt. is 0.042 oz 1.2g.

From the outer appearance, it does appears like a crayon, the tip is little thick and not very pointed. Good for creating a thick eye line. But care should be taken while drawing the thin line on the eye because of the round head, it could make a thicker line than you want. It comes with a cap, which keeps the eyeliner head safe.
I created a cat eye look with Rimmel scandaleyes eyeliner for a party. See my eye without the makeup in first picture. In second picture, I applied the concealer over the eyelids as well as under the eye because I have horrible under eye dark circles. In third picture, I applied one layer of eyeliner starting from middle center of the eyelid towards the outer part of eyelid, the line should go little beyond the end of eyelid. Then, I drew a line starting from outer part of the eyelid towards the inner part of eyelid. I used an other brand of mascara to complete the look.

The color of eyeliner is bold and rich. I loved the way it glides smoothly on my eyelids. It is made up of rich and creamy formula which makes it glides smoothly. It held up for good bit of time without smudging. It is waterproof which makes ideal for everyday and every season use.
Rimmel London Scandaleyes kohl kajal eyeliner is also available in other colors. I would love to try the turquoise one because its my favorite color.

RIMMEL London Gentle Eye Make up Remover

I also received RIMMEL London Gentle eye make up remover in the Frosty VoxBox. 

As, I use waterproof mascara and eyeliner, often times the eye make up remover that I use doesn't wipe away the eye makeup properly. I don't like the whole smudge that is left behind when we remove the ye make up. Thats why I use eye make up less but for some occasions, I like to do my eye make up too. 
So, I tried the Rimmel London Gentle eye make up remover to remove the eye make up I did by using Rimmel scandaleyes kohl kajal eyeliner which is waterproof and other brand waterproof mascara. 

I dab the remover on a cotton and wiped it gently on my eyes. I didn't feel any itching or burning while or after using it. As you can see in the picture below, it removed very effectively all the waterproof eye make up. 

My eyes looked clean after removing the make up and there was no trace of eyeliner or the mascara on my eyes. I am really impressed with the results. 

Learn more about Rimmel products, here 

Thanks for reading..

Disclosure: "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

Monday, January 12, 2015

#Frosty VoxBox From Influenster

It is so cold outside that I cant go for even a walk. Brr... I am so over the winter and waiting for spring to arrive. I love to do outdoor activities but the harsh winter doesn't let me do so. There is not much to do inside the house, so, kind of getting bore. Then, the latest voxbox from Influenster has showed up on my door. It brought a smile and spark in me. Why!! Because Influenster VoxBox comes with an assortment of latest beauty, food and health products. Another thing that I love about these voxbox is their names, every voxbox has a unique name which very much signifies what the box contents are all about. The name of this voxbox is Frosty VoxBox because it came at the time of winter and holidays. 

I was so happy to see all the contents of the box. 
The items that I received in my Frosty VoxBox are as follows:

1. EcoTools Styler+Smoother Hair Brush

EcoTools is an earth friendly, well known beauty tools brand. I received EcoTools Styler+Smoother hair brush. This hairbrush is gorgeous in person. It is very lightweight and handle fits comfortably in palm. The bristles are very soft and doesn't hurt the scalp when I combed from it. It is suitable for all hair types. Every girl needs a good hairbrush. This is perfect for everyday use as well as for go. I loved using it on my hairs.

2. Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup remover

I received one Rimmel Gentle eye makeup remover in my voxbox. Size 4.2 fl oz 125 ml. I don't always apply lot of eye makeup because of the fear of smudging it all over when I tries to remove it. But I am really looking forward to put this to test as it says it removes all eye makeup, including long-lasting and waterproof makeup, with no oily residue. Wait for my next blog post to see, how well it worked.

3. Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

There is another Rimmel product in the Frosty Voxbox, it was Rimmel scandaleyes Waterproof kohl kajal eyeliner. I like to put kajal in my eyes when I want to rock a smokey look.It has high intensity pigments. It is made up of ultra smooth and creamy formula which helps in creating the desired look easily. The eyeliner will come handy in creating the winter party look. The next blog post will have all the details on how to create the desired look with this eyeliner.

4. NYC Expert Last Lip Color

NYC is a well known beauty products brand which makes affordable yet top quality beauty products. I received NYC Expert last lip color in sugar plum in my Voxbox. I am so excited to try this one because of following reasons:
Firstly, I never leave home without a lipstick. 
Secondly, I love plum colors because it suits my medium skin tone. 
Thirdly, perfect color for winter season. 
It gives intense color and shine that lasts longer. I cant wait to rock this silky, smooth and velvety finish lip color.

5. Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

I want my skin to look young and fresh but I don't believe in going for costly cosmetic procedures. Its just my choice. But, I don't mind using beauty products which reduce deep lines and wrinkles. As they are affordable option for me.There was a sachet of No7 protect & perfect intense advanced serum (3 ml 0.1 US Fl Oz.) and a $2 off coupon on one bottle of No7 product. I have never tried this product before and I must say it looks really promising. The Boots No7 is hypo-allergenic and suitable for even the sensitive skin. I liked that it is super easy to use, use it like a moisturizer and restores your young skin. I am going to put it to test and share my review.

6. Celestial Seasonings Green Tea

I am a huge tea lover. I can drink tea anytime or anywhere. So, you can imagine my face expression when I saw the Celestial seasonings Green tea in candy cane lane flavor. Yes, I was delighted to see the sachet. It has 2 Tea bags in it. It also came with a 55 cent coupon on 1 box of celestial seasonings Teas. It is gluten free and naturally decaffeinated with peppermint and other flavors.  

7. Red Vines Fruit Vines Bites 

Who doesn't love candies!! I love eating candies too. I received one pack of Fruit Vines bites in cherry flavor. These doesn't have preservatives and low in fat. Its a soft, chewy and fruity candy. I loved the sweetness and tartness of cherry flavor.

8. McCormick Gourmet All natural thyme

There was one bottle (net wt 0.62 oz) of McCormick Gourmet All natural Thyme in the frosty voxbox. Thyme is a very aromatic herb and has a versatile use. It can be used in almost any kind of food whether you are preparing everyday meal for family or cooking for a special guest. I use thyme in lot of recipes, so this will come handy in kitchen to me.

I loved all the products of my #Frosty VoxBox. Have you got into this campaign too? what are your favorite products from Frosty VoxBox. Share with me in comments.

Thanks for reading.

Disclosure: "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."