Prism Eyeshadow Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills- Product Review

I recently bought this wonderful eyeshadow palette from Sephora, Prism by Anastasia Beverly Hills. This is my second palette from ABH, the first one is Renaissance. I am really impressed by ABH’s shadow quality, they are highly pigmented, longlasting(with the eye primer) and lots of color variety. When I saw Prism’s nice mix of vibrant colors, I couldn’t resist myself. This palette contains 14 colors, there are 7 matte eyeshadow and 7 glittery pigments. What I really like about this palette is the selection of colors, there are some bold colors and there are some soft colors also. This palette can help you to create a glamorous party look, you can create a soft daytime look, or you can achieve a fiery summer party look also.

Let’s go through the colors, on the top line, there are 4 matte shadows, Eden is the soft matte orangy shadow, it’s a good transition color, though I have to reapply it a couple of time to get the desired color intensity. Unity is another nice transition color for the overall lid or to highlight your browbone. Now, my most favorite color in this pallet is Sphere, it’s a perfect color for this time of year, even if it looks bright neon yellow in the picture, its actually a very soothing color once applied on the lid. Obsidian is a dark shade, perfect for the smoky eye look or you can use it on the waterline also. Lucid, Sphinx and Osiris are the highly glittery pigments, a little fall down will be noticed, but great shades, especially Sphinx, a beautiful bronze shadow, perfect for evening.

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On the bottom line of this palette, we have 4 glittery pigments and 3 matte shadows.  Dimension is a beautiful color, it will give you a metallic look, very trendy yet graceful. The parallel is a warm brown shadow, I always like to have a nice brown shadow in my palette, brown is a versatile eyeshadow, can be used with any makeup look. Another fabulous color from this pallet is Saturn, it is a beautiful salmon red color, it’s bold but not too harsh, you can create a beautiful sunset look with this one, perfect for daytime. The pyramid is gold glittery pigment. The Throne is another metallic color from this palette, it is a dark greenish glitter, little different and fun to use. The Lure is a matte soft pink shade, perfect for everyday look. And then we have Eternal, it is a beige glittery one, perfect for a glamorous look.

To create this sunset look, I used Eden as my transition color, then I used Saturn on top of  Eden. I used Parallel to cut the crease and then blend the shades nicely. Then I used Sphere for the entire lid and top with Sphinx for the center of the lid. And I used Unity for my browbone and Lucid for the eye corners. Hope you like my Sunset look. Share your ideas and thoughts with me.

Be gorgeous and happy blogging.

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Henna, A Natural Way to Hair Color

What Is Henna?

Henna is one of the most popular beauty herbs in India and tropical countries that is known for its cooling effects. Since ages, it has been used to make hair shiny, healthy and gorgeous. Henna is one kind of herbal leaves, once dried then it can be finely grounded and uses as a powder. The power of this green herb is not only used to decorate hands or cover greys but is also applied to hair to bring back the health of your precious lashes.

Is Henna safe for hair?

Yes, Henna is much safer for the hair unlike the other permanent chemically induced hair colors available in the market. Henna restores the acid-alkaline balance of the scalp without affecting the natural balance of your hair. Henna is a very good conditioner for your hair. It covers each hair shaft and builds a protective layer that safeguards the strands from damage. Regular use of henna makes your hair thick and strong by locking the essential moisture in the hair. Henna is also known to cure dandruff quite effectively.

Is Henna permanent?

Yes, henna does not wash out although it will gradually fade over time. Because of this, and because the dye works like a varnish over your natural hair color rather than chemically changing it, emerging roots are far subtler than after using the chemical dyes. Originally, henna gives a reddish tone to the hair, it can vary, the lighter colored hair will look more reddish than the darker hair. Nowadays, a lot of varieties of different colored henna are available in the market.

How do you use Henna?

Applying henna can get a little messy. Choose an area where you are going to apply henna and lay down some newspaper to catch any stray spills. Cover your shoulder with a towel. It’s said that overnight soaking the henna in warm water can create a very rich color. Then the steps are as follows:

  1. Smooth a protective balm like vaseline around the hairline – to ensure your skin is not accidentally tinted.
  2. Wear gloves, apply the henna evenly to clean, dry hair; dry hair allows the color to saturate each strand. For best results, work from the roots to the tips, starting from the back of the head and moving towards the front.
  3. Then mix approximately 2 cups henna with 4 teaspoons of lemon juice and  2 tablespoons coffee and half cup yogurt, into a paste of toothpaste consistency. Apply over scalp and hair leave on for about one hour. Wash off. If color is desired, avoid yogurt. If hair is dry, add 2 teaspoons herbal or natural hair oil to the paste. Leave for at least one hour; up to two hours is recommended. Wrapping your hair in cling film or a shower cap will result in redder shades, whereas leaving it unwrapped (and therefore cooler) will create a darker color. Rinse off your henna with warm water. The color will continue to develop for up to 24 hours. I usually wait for one day to do shampoo.

How often do I need Henna reapplication?

Like any other hair dye, Henna is also recommended for retouching on grays at least twice a month to maintain the color and vibrancy, though it varies from person to person.

Some of my favorite Henna-

SHEHNAZ HUSSAIN HENNA

PERSIAN HENNA

ORGANIC HENNA

Be gorgeous and happy blogging.

Product review:​ $7 Target Beauty Box

Yes, I got 8 items and $9 in coupons from Target Beauty Box, Be you(tiful) for only $7. I am little skeptical about beauty boxes, I have read some good reviews on some of the very popular monthly beauty subscriptions, but never really tried one. When I saw these Target beauty box at our local Target store, I could not resist myself. Target has my favorite drugstore brands and some of the popular high-end products, they have some brands from UK and Korea also. It’s a good mix of brands and I get a nice wide variety to choose from. In this beauty box, I got the products which I never tried before, these products can be quite useful for my daily skincare routine. I got two full-size products, one sample of beauty vitamin, one shampoo, and one conditioner in travel size, makeup remover eye pads, one cleanser and one moisturizer in sample sizes, and I got total $9 coupons on the full sizes of these products.

Olly beauty Gummy’s with biotin, borage oil, and antioxidants. I haven’t tried it yet, don’t know if I can notice any difference by one capsule though. But I like the Simple Miscellar makeup remover eye pads, the packet contains 30 pads, it is very soothing for the sensitive eye area.

This cream by Honest Beauty contains Daikon Radish Seed oil and other herbal extracts. I have combination to dry skin, and I am always looking for products which can take care of dryness. It is a nice, smooth cream, a good enough light summer moisturizer for me.

This is a clay-to-mousse charcoal cleanser by Loreal. It is a good one, gives me a clean look after cleansing.

Keraphix shampoo and conditioner by Nexxus, it contains collagen and amino acids which can treat damaged hair. I can see the difference, this combination definitely smoothed my hair after just one washing.

It’s a nice minty spring- summer color by Sinful Nail Colour

This e.l.f. Lip Tint in the Perfect Pink shade and it is also a full size. It gives my lip a very natural pink tint. It moisture my lips so nicely that I am replacing it with my lip balm.

So overall an exceptional value for money. Go try!

Be gorgeous and Happy Blogging.

10 Must Have Clinique Products In 2018

We all like to pamper our skin and a healthy skin surely looks flawless and glows even without makeup. Clinique is one of the famous company which has established their expertise in makeup and skincare with years of remarkable results. Clinique’s dermatologists are continuing their work of inventing and researching products in beautifying our skin and looks. Along with their three steps skincare range, other products like lipsticks, foundation, chubby sticks, makeup remover and perfumes are also getting a fair share of popularity. Clinique’s men products are also quite effective, my husband is a regular user of Clinique sunscreens. Here I have ranked some of my favorite Clinique products.

10. Travel size trio– This set is great for travel, I don’t need to pack a lot for the short trips and I can easily carry it in my weekender bags.Cleansing, toning and moisturizing, skin care will not be neglected with this set.

9. Clinique clarifying lotion– I have a dry-combination skin type, so, harsh toner makes my skin drier. My skin just loves this toner, great for all seasons.  I like to apply it in the night after cleansing my face. Sometimes I use it in the morning and before applying makeup. It helps to open up the pores and give me a fresh feel.

8. Correcting Foundation with SPF– This is a great foundation for the summer.This is a light to medium coverage foundation. Not the best product for concealing, it’s on the lighter side.Especially in the summer, before going to the beach I used it, Just to get a little color on my face.It blends really well and gives a smooth skin finish.


7. Clinique Moisture Surge Moisturisers– This is a great product for hydration supplement to the skin.This is a gel based product and gives a lot of moisture.This is one of my favorite summer moisturizers.

6.Clinique Matte Pressed Powder-This helps me to get that oil-free yet flawless look in the summer.It gives a natural finish to my skin.

5. Clinique lash Power Mascara-This gives my lashes a natural yet definite finish.I like to use the Black Onyx shade.It’s not a bold one though but definitely, brighten my eyes.

4. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion– This is my all time favorite moisturizer.I use it every day after cleansing and every night with my night serum. Currently, I am on my fifth bottle. It very delicately soothes my sensitive skin.

3. Clinique Take The Day Off,Makeup Remover-I am really picky one when to choose a makeup remover.There are so many makeups removing products are available in the market, it’s sometimes getting hard to choose which one will be the best for me. I don’t like the greasiness some of the makeup removers has, and some of them even dry out my skin.Then I came across with this Clinique product, it’s a bit pricey one for a makeup remover, but surely it does the job done and left no residue afterward.A big thumbs up for this one.

2.Clinique Chubby StickThis is an amazing product from Clinique, you can use it as a lip balm or as a lip tint which will moisturize your pout also. Great for daytime and office hours.

1.Clinique Happy Perfume-My recent top products from Clinique,the Happy perfume. This fragrance is a must-have for spring-summer time.It gives me a fresh feel all day along. I got a lot of compliments wearing this one.

Let me know about your favourite beauty products of 2018.

Feel prety and be gorgeous.

My favourite Summer Fragrances under $30

I love perfumes, especially the floral undertones, not very strong though. For everyday use, I like softer but not very pricey ones. Here are some of my summer favourites and the best thing is all of them are under $30.

VERA WANG PERFUME EMBRACE– A sweet floral perfume, great for night time.

HAPPY PERFUME FOR WOMEN BY CLINIQUE– It has a fresh sweet undertone, great for the spring-summer time. I got so many compliments.

DAVIDOFF COOL WATER SUMMER SEAS– A perfect light clean fresh perfume for those summers afternoons.

TOMMY GIRL SUMMER–  A softer scent, if you don’t like the strong smell of the original Tommy Girl, then it will be perfect for you.

VICTORIA SECRET LOVE IS HEAVENLY BODY MIST– I like the body mist, especially after the bath, it is a beautiful blend of florals.

PHILOSOPHY PURE GRACE ENDLESS SUMMER BODY WASH- great for summer, if you like Gardenia, then it’s a must-have.

VICTORIA SECRET ROLLERBALL SETS– A collection of top 3 VS perfumes. Great for gifting.

Summer Makeup Without Foundation

Summer is coming, beach days are coming, vacations are coming. But along with that heat and sweating are also coming. I like my makeup but in summer months I use minimal makeup, the lesser the better. There are many options available in the market which are good for summer – like Bb cream, cc cream, tinted moisturizer, foundation with SPF etc. But for everyday light makeup look, I like to follow these steps…

Moisturiser- yes, in summer months also you need moisturizers, because of the heat and sweating. Even all day air conditioning can make our skin dull and dehydrated. So, put any lightweight moisturizer or gel-based moisturizer after cleansing.

Sunscreen- even if you are planning to stay inside the room, you need sunscreen in the daytime to secure yourself from the harsh sun ray. Also, use sunblocks before going to pool.

Concealer- if you don’t have the dark circle under the eye or any marks on your skin, then you are lucky, you don’t have to put concealer on. No such luck for me, so I like to put concealer now and then. I don’t like to apply foundation for my everyday look, especially in summer as I want to avoid too many layers of makeup on my face. Just a bit concealer here and there and I will be summer readyIMG_6698

Face compact/ Banana face powder/ Translucent powder- any kind of face powder is good to give you the fresher look. Carry it in your purse, dab a little bit on your face when necessary and you will notice that oil-free look all day long.

Eyebrow- I like to shape my eyebrow and fill it in with the eyebrow pencil or any dark brown eyeshadow, it gives me a clear look. Don’t make it too strong or it may look little harsh without any eye makeup. Remember, in summer everything should be minimal.

Blush- to get the sun-kissed cheeks, a little touch of blush is all you need.

Lips- it can be a little gloss, any neutral matte or just lip balm, softer smoother lips are always in for summer fashion.

Mascara-Usually, I avoid eyeliners in summer, but I use mascara. A little bit of mascara always helps to brighten the eyes.

Be gorgeous and be summer ready.