The Body Shop ~ Mini Haul


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Hello Everybody!

Excited to share few things that I have recently purchased from The BodyShop. Its been a week or so that I have been using these products! Some of them are oldies and some are new in the market. So here is my first impression about these products!

Drop of Youth ~ Eye Concentrate

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I have used the sleeping mask from their Drops of Youth range and was super impressed by it. I wanted to try their eye cream as well.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth™ Youth Eye Concentrate is an effective roll-on pump eye product, taking its innovation from plant stem cell technology. The unique design supports a refreshing anti-fatigue and nourishing effect while improving microcirculation. Perfect for all skin types, use day and night. For a more intense treatment and for maximum benefit, use under your favorite eye treatment.

Smoother-looking skin
Fresher, more youthful eye contour
Reduced appearance of eye bags and fine lines
I have fine line under my eyes and I really wanted something which will help me with my under eye dryness and fine lines.

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I read the “how to use”, I would just pump some out and roll it on without doing anything else and it would always be a little thick. Luckily I realized we’re supposed to dab around and under our eyes after application for absorption. This is how it works the best. It feels really smooth and soothing to the eyes. It doesn’t irritates the skin and feels really refreshed.

As of now I don’t see any difference on my skin but will update you guys soon on this

Vitamin E Moisture Cream

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Product Description

The Vitamin E Intense Moisturizer contains an innovative wheat-derived ingredient with naturally occurring carbohydrates that are very similar to those found in the skin. This protective layer stays on the skin’s surface, acting like a water magnet to help maintain moisture levels, leaving skin feeling soft, supple and well-protected.

How it works:

Vitamin E and wheat germ oil help moisturize and condition skin while protecting against environmental aggressors and premature aging.
Community Trade organic olive oil, Community Trade shea butter, jojoba and grapeseed oils condition and moisturize skin.
A special wheat-derived ingredient provides a protective layer on the surface of the skin to help lock in moisture.
Many of my friends have recommended to use this cream and I can’t wait to use it. As of now I have just used it once and it feels really amazing. It really soaks into your skin and helps protect against prematire aging.

Vitamin C~Instant Glow Enhancer

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Product Description

Get an instant fix for a healthy-looking glow! Our Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer revitalizes skin with a fresh rosy tint, while leaving it feeling softer and silkier

Enhances skin with a fresh rosy tint
SMART PRODUCT: Skin care & makeup in one!
Keeps skin glowing throughout the day with regular application
Leaves a velvety soft & silky feeling
This is their latest product line and I have used this couple of times and this brings a glow to my skin. The consistency is more like a mousse than a cream.The overall effect is a very subtle warmth to the skin and it also mattifies slightly, due to the silicones.

Fresh Plumping Mask ~ Rose

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What it is
Our 100% Vegan British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask is a refreshing gel-textured moisturizing mask that nourishes and hydrates your skin.

What it Does

Works to moisturize, soothe and tone the skin
Best for skin that needs to be quenched and replumped with hydration
Provides comfort with its aloe vera calming properties
Freshly replenishes the skin’s water reserves, while the petals provide the gentlest exfoliation
Reveals a fresh-scented, dewy glow
In love with this mask. I just bought a sample size and I am so happy with it. Its like a beautiful gel formula and heavenly rose fragrance. This mask felt moisturizing without being too heavy and felt very refreshing. Very very happy with this one and will highly recommend

British Rose Instant Glow Body Essence

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Product Description

Glow from top to toe with our first essence lotion for the body. With a super lightweight texture and up to 24 hours of dewy moisture, this fast-absorbing body lotion transforms dull skin with an instant healthy looking glow. Leaving your skin feeling smooth and perfectly petal-soft.

Body lotion with a ultra-light texture
24 hour moisture
Transforms on skin revealing an instant healthy looking glow
Makes skin feel petal-soft
With the essence of hand-picked British
roses
Containing skin loving ingredients, sesame oil, sunflower seed oil and rose extract
The fragrance is amazing and very light! Not that great with super dry skin but it absorbs really quickly.

Super happy with my buy. Let me know if you have used any product ? Lets chat 🙂

Thanks for reading this🙂

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NYX Cosmetics Mini Haul


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Hello Peeps  ,

Back again with another haul! This time its from the brand NYX.Some of these products are pretty old in the market and some new. Most of the stuff I have tried and swatch. I am in love with some of these products and I am super excited to share them with you

>>NYX Born To Glow 

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Product Description

Prep and brighten your complexion in just one simple step. Start off your routine with our Born to Glow Illuminating Primer, the next generation of our fan favorite Illuminator. This two-in-one primer ensures the smoothest makeup application while also delivering an exquisitely radiant finish.

I bought this 4 days back and I have used it once. There are some yay and nay points for this product. Its great for dry skin and really hydrates and makes your skin smooth. Just like any other primer you have use it before you put on your foundation. It really brightens up your face and the dull areas. Additionally, glycerin is like the second or third ingredient. It helps to provide the skin with long term hydration, glycerin really helps any makeup you apply on top of it to stay put and stay put for a long time.

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The cons of this product is its not for all skin type. The tanned or the warm skin tone people won’t appreciate the white glow it brings out. Make sure you don’t use it too much otherwise it will bring out the ghostly white which doesn’t look so natural. This product can work wonders for one skin but not so much for the other skin type.

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So far I am happy with this product. Its available for 14$ at Target/Walgreens/Ulta beauty.

>>NYX Cream Blush

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Product Description

Our velvety smooth mineral Rouge Cream Blush offers a sheer wash of radiant color. The glorious payoff is dewy sultry and long-lasting.

I bought the color ‘boho chick’ which is a light blue toned pink. I have never used a cream blush before so thought of trying this. This gives my skin that dewy look which i don’t get from powder blushes. The formula is quite thick and the color is very pigmented. There is a great range of colors to choose from.

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I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an excellent alternative to powder blush. I am not sure if it work with the oily skin as it is bit sticky and creamy which is not very idle for oily skin.

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The only complain that I have is its application. I wish they went on a bit smoother; I use them with either my fingers (which I feel like does not deposit enough of the color or leaves an intense spot) or my Real Techniques stippling brush.  I found the best brush to apply cream blushes in a realistic way is a stippling brush. Using my fingers just produces an intense spot with drag marks. A regular fluffy blush brush seemed ineffective. Wish the packing had come like a stick on tube.

Price is 6$ and is available online / drugstore

>>NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner

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Product Description

Opaque, water resistant White Liquid Liner. Perfect for the lash or waterline, the precision brush helps create a defined white line, leaving you with standout eyes and a lasting matte finish.

I love NYX products and a huge fan but this product disappointed me. Its flaky and its not smooth at all. The liner is too runny, requires multiple coats to get it opaque enough, and cracks like crazy. In short not happy 😦

Price 7$ and is available online and drugstore

>>NYX Intense Butter Gloss

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Product Description

Smother your lips with a silky gloss bursting with color! Our Intense Butter Gloss has the same mouth-watering texture and scent of the original formula with even more color payoff in 12 new delectable shades.

Its my repurchase and I am sure everyone knows about this product. I am a huge fan of their lipsticks and lip gloss. Their cream lip matte is my all time favorite. I bought the color chocolate crepe. These are highly pigmented, great for dry lips and has an amazing range of colors. The price is just 6$

>>NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick 

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Product Description

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick is our classic lipstick for all occasions. The mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvet texture saturated color and it resists wear and smudging. It’s your go-to lipstick. From Pure Nude to Pink Lyric to Chic Red Round Lipstick is available in a jaw-dropping variety of shades.

Again a repurchase and I am a huge fan of this range. The colors are amazing and its very pigmented. I bought the color Tea Rose and its an amazing color. Its a muted plum color which moisturizes and stays on pretty well. Just love them 🙂

Price 4$ and available online and on drugstores

Thank you so much for reading this and your support. Please comment below if you have used or will recommend any other products that I should try!

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Mini e.l.f Haul – First Impression


Hello Beautiful Souls,

Excited to share some products from e.l.f that I recently purchased from Target. Some products are new where as some you guys might have seen or even used. I really love all the products of e.l.f either its packaging or its price!13452956_641643725987753_1549338032_o

I also purchased some other products from Target but thought just to show the e.l.f products that I purchased. I don’t like ending up making this blog too much of everything.

 

e.l.f HD Powder 

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The e.l.f. High Definition Powder is a translucent, versatile loose powder that creates a flawless, “soft focus” effect to the skin. Masks fine lines and imperfections for a glowing, radiant complexion. This incredibly soft and invisible powder is ideal for everyday wear, either alone or over your favorite e.l.f. foundation.’

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This 6$ drug store product is just amazing because it is suitable for all kind of skin, even the sensitive types. This is silicone-based, sheer powder with a weightlessly smooth texture that practically disappears on skin. It has a whitish color and not nude which is again raise this question whether to buy this not? Corrective Yellow is fine for (light to medium skin tones) and the Shimmer shade is best reserved for highlighting your key areas rather than dusting all over the face.  I love that it has no color to it – I’ve found some translucent powders (like physicians formula) aren’t really translucent, but make you tan or orangey.As the product says the skin really feels smooth and looks refined but does not soak excessive oil on your face or set the make up.

The packing looks really classy but not great to take in your bag. I would have really loved if it had a small mirror in it but you can’t have everything 🙂

Baked Highlighter

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Company’s Description

‘Create a radiant glow with this illuminating powder that highlights the skin with a sheer wash of shimmering color. Infused with Vitamin E, Jojoba, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting baked shimmering color can be applied wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation.’

Talk about a bargain! This 3$ baked highlighter is a steal 🙂 I bought the ‘blush gems’ but there are other shades available. Moonlight Pearl is a light cream color and Pink Diamonds is a pink toned shade. All three have that traditional domed shape that comes with baked products. You will get a decent amount of product with these and each one is about the size of  a Milani Baked Blush.
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If you talk about the packing its the usual black base and plastic one. Not that sturdy or classy I would say! This is compact, small and travel friendly but one has to be very careful with the top may break if little bit extra pressure is applied.

Blush Gems is a champagne/medium brown shade and I am completely blown away by how beautiful this was and how great it looked on my skin. I am using it every single day 🙂 I felt the texture is really smooth and blends nicely in the skin when applied. I did not find it chalky at all and not even chunks of glitter in it. Its a fine shimmers that give you that perfect spark of glow when it contacts with the light.  The down side to this is that if you have uneven skin, this type of powder will emphasize the uneven finish. It also doesn’t pair well with oily skin. The brush you use will be able to hold the product well in the 1st go and one sweep decently covers the highlighting points of the face. When I use it I prefer using my hands. You can also use if for your eyes (wet/dry)

e.l.f Brushes 

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If you are on a budget or you are a beginner, e.l.f brushes are just for you. I was running out on my brushes so I bought these. These were just 3$ but they are extremely well made. They have a strong handle and very well crafted. The bristles are very soft yet dense have absolutely no shedding. They take to a good washing well and bounce right back to their original shape. They apply product just as well as any of my more expensive brushes. So far, so good and I am very happy with it.

e.l.f Eye Primer & Liner Sealer

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Another interesting product worth 3$! Here is what the product claims

The Prime side sets your eyeshadow in so your color won’t fade, bleed or crease. The Liner side transforms your favorite eye shadow into a waterproof, smudge-proof liquid liner with this unique clear liquid and built-in felt tip precision eyeliner brush. Now you can have your eye makeup lasting longer for no fuss no budge color.

Haven’t used this enough to comment much about this. Have used the primer but I am not that happy with it.  It’s quite dry so it pulls on the eyelid and goes on unevenly. So this product can works wonder for oil skin.

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The packing is really cute and sleek. One side you will get the primer and other the liner sealer. Have used the sealer once and it really holds the liner together. Its too early to say that I love this but you can give it try.

Hope you have enjoyed reading this and let me know if you have any questions 🙂

Lots of love

ThriftynSplurgy

 

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