24/06/2016

Sephora Coconut Creamy Body Wash & Moisturising Lotion

My most favorite scents/flavours:
1) Vanilla
2) Chocolate
3) Coconut
In that particular order.

 Had been to Delhi for a friend's wedding for hardly 2 days. I obviously HAD to visit sephora! [Did burn a little hole...]
Frankly I was dissapointed. I was expecting a lot more. Mostly everything I wanted was out of stock. The entire NYX counter was empty except for a few items [managed to get my hands on a soft matte lip cream!] My visit was before they pulled out NYX completely off of Sephora.

I regret not buying the stila pen liner [I wanted a black liner but they didnt have it in the pen form. I think they had one in brown though. Should've grabbed it when I had the chance­čśč. However I bought the retractable form. More on that later] Also regret not buying any soap and glory products. But frankly the scent did not woo me too much.

However I got sucked into the cute range of Sephora's in-house bath and body range. And I couldn't stop sniffing them.
The minute I sniffed the coconut variant, I knew this was coming home with me. It smells so fresh, summery and just.... Coconut-ty! If you're a fan of coconut fragrances... You need to check this out!!



sephora coconut moisturising lotion and body wash

Price
Sephora coconut body wash: Rs.460/-
Sephora coconut body lotion: Rs.480/-

Highlights- Paraben free but contains SLS. Very light on the skin. Perfect for summers. Normal to oily skin will love this. Dry/very dry skin may find this extremely light. Fragrance is light yet potent. If sensitive to fragrance this may be an issue. But if you're not... Welcome to pixie world ladies!




These are apt for the hot and humid kolkata summers. The creamy body wash is very light. Foams decent enough. It leaves me feeling clean and nicely fragranced. 

I like to apply the moisturising lotion immediately after bath. This helps in retaining the fragrance and moisture longer.






The lotion is very light in texture. Gets absorbed in the skin like a dream. If you are like me and hate putting on lotions during summer but really need to, thanks to super dry skin, this is perfect. No greasiness after application. But leaves the skin feeling moisturised and fresh. 

These are practically useless in winters but are perfect for hot summers.
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What's your favourite body products for summer? ?


14/06/2016

Maybelline SuperStay Gel nail Color - Mint For LIfe

 I finally found my perfect Mint polish!!
I'm in love!! Yeah no surprises here.
I'm currently obsessed with Mint...can you tell?

I bought 2 of these polishes- Mint for life and Uptown Blue. Now I want them ALL. There's a shade called Rose Poudre...you're gonna be mine soon!

The first thing that impressed me was the pigmentation. Being a pastel shade, I expected the color to be a little patchy and sheer. But it's amazing. For such a light color, 2 coats seemed enough for a flawless finish. I really like this with just one coat too. Gives a much softer look, provided my application is smooth enough.
Secondly, the brush applicator!! I'm sorry I have not included the applicator close-ups [I shall update them soon]
It is broad and flat and so good quality! It makes the application super easy.

Thirdly, it dries in seconds! By the time I'm done with one coat on all fingers, the polish is dry and I can immediately go for the second coat. It literally dries within a minute or so!


Maybelline Forever strong Super Stay Gel Nail Color 7 Days in Mint for Life




Maybelline- Mint For Life NOTD

About the Super Stay 7 days claim- I am a very hands-on person. I'm always peeling and scratching stuff. Especially with a 7 months toddler around, ladies, lets just say it's a lot of work.

Well, the polish on my right hand messed up the very next day. However, after 5 days of extreme abuse, most of it still stayed.
 I was very impressed with how it stayed on my left hand!!
This was without any top coat mind you! 

Right hand after 5 days


Left hand after 5 days

Regarding the Gel Nail claim-  I have never used a gel nail polish before. But the finish of this is definitely more glossy and feels very luxurious. 

I love all the shades they've come up with. Vibrant, nudes, pastels!! I want them all!
Maybelline has completely spoiled me for any other polishes after this! I can't be bothered to wait for the polish to dry now!

Price: Rs.350/- [Quite expensive for my like. But it's definitely worth it.]

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Have you tried these? which shade?