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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser Review

The daily bout of pollution makes it mandatory to follow CTM regime religiously however many of us find difficulties in getting a good cleanser, toner or moisturiser.

In today’s post, I am taking you through the Cleanser review which I have started using. You guys know that a few days ago I got an invitation from Kiehl’s  (Evening with Kiehl’s) where I got to know about the Kiehl’s ultra facial cleanser and few other products after proper one to one skin care consultation so thought of giving it a try.

The brand claims that – ” This mild cleanser is specially formulated with a sugar-derived glycoside foaming agent to thoroughly cleanse skin and remove makeup, without over-drying or stripping skin of its natural oils. With effective emollients Squalane, Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E, and Avocado Oil, our gentle formula dissolves excess oil, dirt, and debris. PH-balanced to maintain skin’s natural balance. Tested for safety and gentleness. ”

My Experience with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser:

  • It’s a translucent white cleanser that foams well when you apply it on your skin.
  • The most special thing about this cleanser is that it also removes your face makeup. I have washed my face with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser after full makeup on and to my surprise, every last bit of makeup comes off.
  • It comes in a squeeze tube so it’s easier to carry around.
  • You just need a pea size amount for your face.
  • People with combination skin type according to me will love using this product the most, however, the brand says that it is for all skin types.
  • Also, if you are looking for a two in one (makeup remover + cleanser) product, it’s a great pick.
  • It does dry a skin but any normal moisturizer would rectify that.

The best part about Kiehl’s is that it encourages you to try samples of their product first before you buy it.

Here is the swatch :

Directions for Use: Apply a small amount to clean fingertips and gently massage into damp facial areas in upward, circular motions, avoiding the immediate eye area. Rinse thoroughly or assure removal of cleanser residue with a damp washcloth.

Recommendation: I will definitely recommend this product especially if you have a combination skin type, however, brand claims that it is meant for all skin type so you may give it a try for sure after using the samples which are available in their stores.

Rating: 4/5

See you soon!

Love!

Shragvee .

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The Little Hair Salon Review

Many women fear to get different haircuts and colours. They worry they won’t like the way it looks or that they will miss their old style. They are scared to try something new and bold because it may not turn out as they had hoped and eventually we usually get confused which salon shall we go and I am sure it’s a case with most of us.

So today’s post is all about the salon that I found best in Pune.

It’s a first time I am writing a blog on a salon because I genuinely loved it so much that I couldn’t be able to refrain myself from sharing the review with you guys.

I visited The Little hair salon 4 months back and I was overwhelmed to see how warming and professional the staff is especially the owner Shweta Tripathi, she is very professional and talented woman who knows exactly what I want even if I’m not sure on what I want to be done!  I would highly recommend this place if you want your nails to stand out or any hairstyle and colouring. I promise that you will not make it through 1 day without someone asking you where did you do your nails or hair.I am sure you will not be disappointed. Anything you can think of the little hair salon will make it happen!

It is Popular for Keratin Treatments, hair colouring & styling and Bridal makeup and I am sure very soon for nail extensions too.

Rating: 4.8/5

Address: Row House 2, Gera Terraces 1, Ahead of HDFC Bank, Dutta Mandir Chowk, Viman Nagar, Pune

Opening Hours: 10 am – 8:30 pm

For Bloggers this salon is now a spot to get the makeover done, I recently collaborated for a shoot, below are the pictures you can have an idea about the work that they have done on me.

Thanks for dropping by!

See you soon with another post.

Love- Shragvee

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Review: The Face Shop- The Solution Brightening Face Mask.

Today’s review is going to be in The Face Shop the Solution Brightening Face Mask. It is an exquisite mask to make a dull skin bright and fresh.


Product Description on the cover of the MASK says: This face mask features a light as air sheet that feels soft and weightless on skin. The serum containing Pearl powder provides a brightening solution to the dull skin.

Price: Rs.150/- for each sheet.

My views on it:

The Face Shop mask has a silver glossy plastic film inside the packaging. As stated it is a very lightweight semi-transparent white mask, it feels super light on the skin. The film helps to embrace this fine mask easily without any clutter and moisturizing slippery gel slithers smoothly onto the skin.

When I applied the sheet it fits nicely and gets easily stick on my face that I can move or walk easily with it. Also, it is easy to peel off from the face.

As it claims in point of fact it does help to remove the dull texture on the skin and makes it healthy glowing. Mask makes skin smooth, it also says that it tightens up the skin I can’t pass a remark on it probably it will after applying more than 1 sheet.

But yes, It acts as an instant skin brightening mask that looks flawless. Also, it nicely reduces baby fine lines and rejuvenates my skin. But it can’t work against dryness or patchiness. Dry skin needs an instant moisturizer after using this.

Also, the effect and glow don’t stay long. It stays maximum 2days and the brightness starts to decrease after 1 day. So, it needs multiple uses

Since it contains many chemicals, so I prefer to use them as an instant basis

On the package, it claims that it doesn’t have any paraben but it has alcohol which is definitely not good for skin, especially for sensitive skin. Still, it never broke me out.

How to Use:

  1. Wash face and apply toner
  2. Remove sheet from package and remove film on one side of the sheet.
  3. Apply evenly and firmly to face.
  4. Remove sheet after 10 to 20 minutes and gently pat to promote absorption of the remaining essence.

 

Final Verdict: Would I Repurchase/Recommend The Face Shop the Solution Brightening Face Mask?
Yes, this one perfectly suits my sensitive and combination skin. I will definitely pick more as an instant use mask.

PS: I chose 3 Masks as per the requirement of my skin other two are The Solution Smoothing Face Mask and Pore Care face mask, I will publish an article on other two soon.

Till then stay tuned and keep smiling

Ciao.

 

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SEPHORA BASE LISSANTE SMOOTHING PRIMER Review

I basically worship at the altar of Sephora and Mac. When I step inside their stores, I feel a bit relaxed. I pace myself, taking the time to sniff every scent, spray every perfume, and slather every cream on my face. I recently bought few products from Sephora and Mac.

I have planned that I will provide the review on each product post by post.

So the first product is,

 

MRP:  Rs 1450 /-

 

SEPHORA BASE LISSANTE SMOOTHING PRIMER

I first tried the Sephora Primer on my hand and was impressed by its silky smooth feel and the way it reduced the look of lines on my hand and so I knew I had to buy it and try it out on my face. It has a silicone gel like texture and like I said it has a silky smooth feel and it gives a silky smooth finish too. It’s a mattifying primer, so it does reduce shine and helps produce a good flawless finish.

 

MRP:  Rs 1450 /-

 

It’s a nice transparent pump bottle. The primer is also transparent hence it suits everyone whether one is fair, wheatish or dark. Just apply a small amount of primer on the face as a base. It makes the skin smooth in one go. No itching or redness. Even after 3-4 hours now, my makeup doesn’t need to touch up. It keeps the makeup intact for long hours. It does not make the face greasy or black. No harmful effects on skin too. It’s totally a life saver. I would recommend it for sure!

 

 

MRP:  Rs 1450 /-

 

 

How to use:

  • Take a small amount of primer onto your fingertips.
  • Create several dots on your cheeks, chin, forehead and nose.
  • Using your fingertips or a sponge, spread the primer evenly from the centre to the outer edge of your face.

The primer can even be worn on its own.

Love the fresh no-makeup look but want to look a bit more polished than when you first woke up? Primer is your answer. The product can be worn on your eyelids and double as a light eyeshadow, or it can serve as a lighter alternative to foundation.

That’s all for today.

See you soon with another beauty product.

 

 

 

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Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon Swatches 

I received a message from my friend asking “Are the new Lakme crayons good? I really feel like buying them.” I was like “Whattt??” After exchanging some details, I got to know that it’s a new launch. As you may have anticipated, it didn’t take me long to lay my hands upon them.

Here are the swatches of Lakme enrich lip crayons :

Without further adieu let’s get started .


There are 10 shades available in the market, I chose my top 3 colours

  • 01 Berry Red
  • 02 Red Stop
  • 03 Candid Coral

MRP : Rs 185/- each
These lip crayons have a basic lightweight crayon packaging with a black cap. These are not twist up crayons, you have to sharpen them. The best part is, every single crayon comes with a free sharpener . I am surprised that brand like Lakme is offering a crayon at such an affordable rate, and giving away 2 in 1 sharpeners with every crayon.

MRP: Rs 185 /-
01 Berry Red

01 Berry Red – Is a beautiful true red shade. This is the signature bridal red shade of this collection .Its very pigmented and applies smoothly on the lips. This shade will suit literally every single skin tone. A total must have shade if you wear red lipsticks.

02 Red Stop

 

02 Red Stop – Is a brighter red than the previous shade. It has slight orange coral undertones .It’s very pigmented and glides on easily.

03 Candid Coral

03 Candid Coral – Like the name suggests, its a beautiful bright orange shade. Coral shades look amazing during summers and you should totally check it out if you love corals. Its super pigmented and applies easily.

Pros:

• It stays for up to four to five hours.

• The creamy texture is not heavy on the lips.

• It does not settle in line.

• As its highly moisturised you don’t need to wear a lip balm.

Cons:

• It is not water resistant .

• It does smudge a bit .


That’s all for today . See you soon with a new blog post .

Lots of love

Shragvee ❤️

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10 Shaving Hacks,Tips and Tricks 

Hello people.

Hope you all are doing well.

Yesterday I woke up to a hilarious conversation on a whatsApp group,where a friend was moaning about the pain of getting a wax. I suggested her why not to use a razor . From there I got an idea why not to write a blog on shaving hacks,tips and tricks and share with you guys.

So here I am with my top 10 shaving hacks,tips and tricks you need to know.

Before you pick up that razor, make sure you check out these points that I usually use and some I found on pinterest. Trust me these tips might change your life or at least this boring task of hair removal will become a little bit easier and better.

Without further ado,let’s get started.

Tips and Tricks

1.Use a body scrub and exfoliate your skin before shaving. You can also make a scrub of your own .

DIY : Take a tea spoon of sugar mix it with a coconut oil and your scrub is ready.

2. Apply a hot, damp towel to the treatment area for 30 seconds this will help in softening hair and skin. Basic idea behind this is to avoid cuts,bumps,nicks,razor burns and clogging up the razor with some dead skin.

So let your skin soften and then shave.

3. Most important tip and trick is always use short strokes.

4. Shave downwards,then upwards.Make a note of it never slide a blade sideways against your skin.

5. Ensure you shave around any existing scars that haven’t yet healed.

6. Best posture is sitting down in the bathtub or on a stool and bending your knees in this way your skin will stretch out and will be easy for you to shave.

7. Use a good quality razor ,now a days five bladed razors which are equipped with aloe vera strips are available for women that could help smooth out your next shave.

8.After shaving massage it with a moisturiser or you can use a baby oil.

9.Shave after your shower. This will make your skin warms up and your hair follicles soften.

10. When shaving let the blade do the work do not press down into your skin. You can shave whenever there is a growth . Armpit, legs and hands are the regions where shaving can be done.


Hacks

1. Clean your razor with baby oil to make it last longer.

2. If you don’t have a shaving cream then use conditioner as a substitute of it.

3. Cut yourself shaving ? Dry the area and dab on some vaseline. It will create a water tight seal over the cut which will instantly stop the bleeding.

4. Renew your razor blade

5. While shaving leave the cream for few minutes. This way you will be able to avoid any razor burn.

6. Post shave always wash the area with cold water as it will close all pores and immediately tighten your skin.

7. Use men’s razors if you find your armpit hair is particularly coarse.

8. If you have got black patched in armpit use rice flour mix it with rose water and apply it for 10 minutes.

9. Most important hack is you can even use a baby oil or coconut oil before and after shave

10. Keep exfoliating your skin atleast once in a week

That’s all for today.

Do let me know if you have any questions on my comment box below.

See you soon till then takecare.

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Best reasonable lipstick: The smackdown

Happy women’s day ladies.

This is a special day to embrace your inner radiance! So go ahead and smack these lipsticks and conquer the world.

Presenting my best reasonable lipsticks. It will not hurt your pocket. Tried and tested.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick Ruby Twilight-208

Pros:

• It stays for up to four to five hours.
• The creamy texture is not heavy on the lips.
• It does not settle in line.
• As its highly moisturised you don’t need to wear a lip balm.

 

 

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MRP: Rs 299

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick – Orange Vice 08 M

Pros:

• It stays for up to four to five hours.
• The creamy texture is not heavy on the lips.
• It does not settle in line as well as water resistant.
• As its highly moisturised you don’t need to wear a lip balm.

Cons:

• It does smear or smudge.

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MRP: Rs399

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter – Berry Smoothie

Pros:

• It stays for up to four to five hours.
• The creamy texture is not heavy on the lips.
• It does not settle in line
• As its highly moisturised you don’t need to wear a lip balm.

Cons:

• It does smear or smudge and not long lasting, as well as it is not waterproof.

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MRP: Rs 775

Miss Claire Aqua Rouge Lipstick-305 2.5 g (Brown)

Pros:

• It stays for up to 24 hours.
• The creamy texture is not heavy on the lips and has a silky finish.
• It does not settle in line as well as water resistant.
• As its highly moisturised you don’t need to wear a lip balm and smudge free.

Cons:

No cons as such.

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MRP: Rs 150

Chambor Powder matte lipstick – 176 Pink flamingo

Pros:

• It stays for up to 24 hours.
• Moisturiser + Matte Effect in it.
• It does not settle in line as well as water resistant.
• As its highly moisturised you don’t need to wear a lip balm and smudge free.

Cons:

No cons as such.

 

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MRP: Rs 645

See you soon.

 

 

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Cetaphil Moisturising lotion and Glyco-A Review

Hello everyone,

Today I am going to share a review on Cetaphil Moisturising lotion for all you ladies with a dry skin. This lotion is specifically formulated to give relief to chronically dry skin.Once applied your skin feels soft and smooth.It is not greasy and stays longer. It has no fragrance thus it can be used on infants as well.

How to use: Since it is a moisturising lotion you can use this anytime but for best results do not forget to use it at night before sleeping.

MRP: RS 314-/

Recommendation: Highly recommended

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Glyco-A

Glycolic Acid cream acts a humectant which means it helps in reducing the moisture when applied to the skin. It is capable of reducing fine wrinkles and improving the appearance of aged and photodamaged skin.

How to use: Apply once daily during the first week, and then twice daily. On the first application, it might itch a bit but later it will go off.

However, I will suggest do consult a physician before using.

MRP: Rs 207-/

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That’s all for today.Let me know your thoughts in the comment below.

See you soon till then Stay-Glam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maybelline New York beauty product review

 

Since wedding season is in the air and makeup is an essential part of it especially where eyes and lips shades play a major role, so I thought to present few Maybelline New York product reviews.

Let’s get started….

Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Palette : In July Maybelline New York launched the Blushed Nudes Palette, which consists of 12 eyeshadows for the custom eye makeup look.The palette enables you to choose either a matte or shimmer look for your eyes and they are highly blendable.

MRP : Rs 899-/

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For the day look this palette is good as colours are all light and shimmery.One thing which I didn’t like is some of the shades looks very similar when worn.

Rating: 3.5/5

Maybelline Color Show Matte Lipstick:  I really loved the shades, you know why ? because

  • Lip  color doesn’t fade away
  • Shades stay true without drying up your lips
  • Glides smoothly over the lips and have good pigmentation.
  • Clings on to lips
  • It is very pigmented and lasts very long. It has a good finish

MRP : Rs 325-/

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Rating :4/5

Where to buy:    Nykaa Snapdeal Jabong  (easily available)

See you soon, till then stay happy and Galm.

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My top 5 VLCC skin care products.

Hello Lovelies,

I am in love with VLCC products and I have been using them for a long time. Today my article is all about my top 5 skin care VLCC products.

Here we go…

VLCC pedicure and manicure Kit: You already know how much I love this, I have already written a review ( Review on VLCC manicure and pedicure kit ) , if you have not read it yet then please click on the link and have a look.

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MRP: Rs 480-/

 

VLCC Neem Face wash:  We know that Neem helps in clearing acne, scars, pigmentation, and blackheads, VLCC has added chamomile which has an anti-oxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which are good for all skin types.If you have an oily,combination or sensitive skin please go ahead and use it.

Please note this is not good for dry skin so if you have a dry skin please avoid using this face wash.

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MRP : Rs 150-/  (150 ml)

 

VLCC Diamond detoxifing wash-off mask:  The product claims to rejuvenate skin for glowing complexion which I found to be true after I used it.This consist of diamond bhasma which has detoxifying properties and its purifying action clarifies the skin leaving it youthful and glowing. Highly recommended,do try once.

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MRP: Rs 199 (80g)

VLCC Rose face scrub: This scrub is suitable for all skin types, it has a refereshing smell which I really liked .It has fine grains and finely crushed walnut shell, which helps to remove dead skin cells.

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MRP: Rs 155 (80g)

Last but not the least

 

VLCC Gold Facial Kit: This is a must go buy product.Easy to use and very effective in short, a complete 6 step facial system.This kit has following products

  • Cleanser and Toner
  • Scrub
  • Gel
  • Cream
  • Pack
  • Moisturiser

 

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MRP:Rs 250-/

 

These are my favourite VLCC products, do let me know yours. Apart from this if you want me to review specifically any one out of these products please drop a comment below.

Thank you so much for dropping by Stay-Glam.

See you on Sunday.