Sunday, September 18, 2016

YoDerm Review : Treat Your Skin With Your Own Personal Online Dermatologist!


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When YoDerm contacted me and offered a free consultation with their dermatologist, I admit I was intrigued as I have never consulted a dermatologist online and I wasnt sure how it was going to work out. I am in my early thirties and I still suffer from hormonal acne from time to time, also one of my main concerns when it comes to my skin is the hyperpigmentation and dark spots left by previous acne, these are often stubborn and take a while to fade. Even though I do use retinol based products, I always wanted to try prescription strength retinol as I know they are quite strong and the effects can be seen immediately! So when YoDerm offered their consultation I did my research on their panel of dermatologists and immediately accepted! 

So what exactly is YoDerm offering? YoDerm offers consultation with dermatologist at fee of 59$ per consultation. All the dermatologists on their panel are US board certified and you can see all the information of them on their website! The way this works is that you need to register, fill out some information regarding your skin history, skin concerns, previous medications which you were on etc. All these questions are extremely important for the doctor to prescribe you the medication for your skin concerns. Next you need to upload three pictures of your face close up left side, right side and facing straight. If you have any other concerns like back acne you can attach the pics for that as well. The form filling takes few mins and is pretty simple and straight forward!

Once the form is submitted it takes few hours for them to assign you to a dermatologist. I got the response pretty quick and was assigned to Dr Kober, MD. The very next day I got my prescription and since I had chosen my preferred pharmacy, the prescription was automatically sent to my pharmacy..its that simple! The best part about the consultation and YoDerm is their customer service, I had some issues with my prescription since I wanted to start a prescription of tretinion, I reached out to them, they not only resolved the issue in a day but also offered a discount coupon which you can show at your local pharmacy while picking up the prescription meds!

Overall I am pretty happy with YoDerm services, it definitely makes life easier if you cannot physically visit a dermatologist due to time constraints or any other reason. YoDerm is so easy to sign up and the prescriptions are legit and I can tell this from my own experience visiting many different dermatologists! If you are interested YoDerm has provided a link for my readers where you get 10$ off on your first consultation  using this link - http://yd.md/myvanitytreasures . They also sent me some really cool samples from Cerave, Neutrogena and Aveeno, I think they perfect for travelling and will definitely come in handy in future :)

Hope this post was helpful to you all, please do not hesitate to leave your comments and suggestions below! Until next time take care and stay beautiful!




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Shimmery Purple Smokey Eyes Makeup Tutorial - Video

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I have a new makeup tutorial live on my channel and its shimmery purple smokey eyes makeup.  This look can be worn for indian weddings, indian parties, date night etc! Its perfect for a special occasion and very simple to recreate. Also use whatever products you have on hand and if you do recreate it please do #beautybyparita so that I can see it :)

♥ Products Used ♥ 
Face:
Hylamide HA Blur http://bit.ly/2b3RbAk
Smashbox Primer Water http://bit.ly/29EEDh8
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in the shade Golden http://bit.ly/2bNScxU
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Dark Neutral http://bit.ly/2bBty2c
RCMA Loose Setting Powder http://bit.ly/29L2JJO
Benefits Hoola Bronzer http://bit.ly/29EGAd4
Devinah Cosmetics Highlighter in the shade Rolo http://bit.ly/2ceIPsg
MAC Shaping Powder Soft Focus as all over face powder https://bit.ly/2bga0Uq
Loreal Voluminous Mascara https://bit.ly/2bpY4iW
Anastasia Beverly Hills Browwiz in the shade Ebony http://bit.ly/29L3pPu

Eyes:
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot http://bit.ly/2cj6sR9
Viseart 01 Neutral Mattes Palette http://bit.ly/29EFq1l
Viseart 04 Dark Mattes Palette http://bit.ly/29EFq1l
Devinah Cosmetics eyeshadows Ursula and Shack http://bit.ly/2cbx6tT
Sephora Collection Matte eyeshadow Blueberry Muffin http://bit.ly/2c6nFLe
Clinique Quickline for Eyes in the shade Really Black http://bit.ly/29EFONj
Ingot 77 Gel Liner http://bit.ly/2bNNEad

Lips:
Colour pop liquid lipstick in shade Lumiere2 https://bit.ly/2cDN15W

Hope you all enjoy this video, until next time, take care and stay beautiful :)



Monday, August 15, 2016

Epionce Lytic Plus Tx Lotion Video Review - Best Product For Acne/Clogged Pores/Dark Spots & More!

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If you have been following me on Instagram or YouTube for a while, you know how I love this range from Epionce skincare! Epionce Lytic Plus Tx is the best acne treatment lotion I have ever tried! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Classic Black Smokey Eyes Video Tutorial - Beginner Friendly!

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Black Smokey Eyes Indian Skin


Classic Black Smokey Eyes Video Tutorial is now up on my YouTube Channel! Its very easy and beginner friendly, so if you have always wanted to try to do a smokey but was scared of looking like a panda, definitely check my tutorial out and I am sure you guys will love it!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Okoko Cosmetiques Skin Brightening L'ÉLIXIR DE CLARTÉ Review, Interview With The Founder Oyeta Kokoroko and A GIVEAWAY!

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If you have been following me on Instagram you already know how much I love this serum! I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to try this serum and today after using it for almost two months I am ready to review it for you guys! Please visit my YouTube channel to see the review of Okoko Cosmetiques Skin Brightening L'ÉLIXIR DE CLARTÉ Serum!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sunday Riley New U.F.O - Ultra Clarifying Face Oil First Impressions Review

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Sunday Riley UFO Review

Sunday Riley has just released two new products in their line - U.F.O Ultra Clarifying Face Oil and Martian Mattifying Melting Water Gel Toner! Both these are currently available online on Sephora website. The UFO retails for 80$ for 30ml and Martian is 55$ for 4.4oz which is pretty good compared to the previous oils from Sunday Riley!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bohemian Collection Cacao Clay Cleanse, Rosehip Facial Serum, Organic Oats Scrub & Herbal Steam Review, Discount Code & A GIVEAWAY!

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In my journey of exploring natural and organic side of skincare, I am fortunate to connect with beautiful souls like Dominique who along with her beautiful family are the owner and mastermind behind the Bohemian Collection, a new apothecary line focused on overall holistic lifestyle right from head to toe! Their products feature natural and organic ingredients, highest quality of cold pressed plant based oils and essential oils, recyclable and reusable apothecary glass bottles and of course lots of Bohemian Love! You can read more about their journey here

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MakeupArtistsChoice (MUAC) Mandelic Acid Toner Review

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Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) Mandelic Acid Toner was in my May 2016 monthly favorites which if you have missed you can check here. I came across Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) products quite a few years back while I was researching for AHA/BHA peels and immediately stood out because of their simple website, no extravagant marketing strategies and tons n tons of positive review with before and after shots! Fast forward to early this year one of my favorite YTuber Nurberxo mentioned about this toner on her snapchat and since I was almost out of my Pixi Glow Tonic (even though I did have a backup :P) and I wanted to try something stronger I decided to pick the MUAC 5% Mandelic Acid Toner.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Siam Seas Skincare Overview & Interview With The Founder Supadra Geronimo + Giveaway & Discount Coupon!

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I have been enjoying Siam Seas products for almost over a month now and as you all know I love them! I was immediately drawn to the unique south asian ingredients, I remember I wanted to try them all and I still do! I purchased the Purifying Herbal Head To Toe Mask and since I really wanted to try the face oil and serum I messaged the founder/owner Supadra for samples and she kindly added them to my order! I remember when I first time used the mask I was thrilled! When you hear words like purifying you immediately think of clay based mask with bunch of essential oils to clarify and purify your skin but NO this mask is different! It is one of the most gentle mask I have ever used! To find out more about this mask and to know why I love it so much read my previous post on my May 2016 monthly favorites here.

Monday, June 6, 2016

May 2016 Beauty Favorites - Glossier, Sunday Riley, Mahalo Care, Siam Seas, Holy Snails & MakeupArtistChoice

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You probably have heard this like a million times already but OMG how is it June already? This year has gone by like a breeze for me! I cannot believe we are already half way across the year! Anyways today Ill be sharing some of my favorite products from May 2016. If you follow me on IG(beautybyparita) which you should as I post my daily skincare routines there along with a lot of the stuff like hauls/first impressions etc, most of these products you would have already seen being used in my daily routines.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Shea Terra Organics Argan, Zafron & Camel's Milk Brightening Lait Cre'me Review

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Shea Terra Organics Argan, Zafron and Camels Milk Brightening Creme

Description :-
99.7% Natural. Brighten and plump skin with the powers of 3 ancient beauty secrets. Far more concentrated than cow's milk, camel's milk provides skin with a powerful boost of lactic acid to brighten skin as it breaks down dull skin. Genuine Moroccan saffron (not Spanish safflower) aids in brightening skin. The two beautify skin as organic argan oil and pure, organic aloe vera juice (not recycled water) give cells a boost of ultra-hydration. The result is glowing skin that is lush, soft and dewy. Sweetened with a kiss of bitter almond. 82% certified organic ingredients, this lait cre'me is made with a combination of pure aloe leaf juice and argan nut oil. This lait cre'me is light enough for day wear.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Deciem NIOD Flavanone Mud Mask First Impressions Review - A Long One!

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Deciem Niod Flavanone Mud Mask Review

I am not sure about you guys but I am always looking out for something different, something unique in terms of science and ingredients used in skincare and of course how well the product delivers on the claims and I feel NIOD from Deciem fits the bill perfectly! Deciem was founded by Brandon Truaxe (formerly associated by Indeed Labs) and they call themselves "The Abnormal Beauty Company". NIOD as known as Non - Invasive Options in Dermal Science is on the higher end side of skincare spectrum with some very unique products fully backed up with science. Naturally it intrigued me!

Monday, May 23, 2016

MAC Lightful C Marine Bright Formula Softening Lotion Review

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MAC Lightful C Marine Bright Formula Review


MAC is known for their vast makeup range but recently MAC has done quite well with their small skincare range starting with the MAC Lightful C Marine Bright Formula products. The range consists of Lightful C Marine Bright Formula Cleanser, Lightful C Marine Bright Formula SPF 30 Moisturizer, Lightful C 2-IN-1 Tint & Serum with Radiance Booster, Lightful C Vibrancy Eye Cream, Lightful C Marine Bright Formula Essence, Lightful C Marine Bright Formula Moisture Cream and lastly Lightful C Marine Bright Formula Softening Lotion which we will be talking about more in detail below. This Lightful C Marine Bright Formula is quite raved about in the blogging world and even got 5 star rating from on Beautypedia aka Paula's Choice.  Lets take a closer look now!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Holy Snails Perseids Oil Review and Comparison with Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

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Holy Snails Perseids Oil Review


If you have been following me on Instagram (which you should as I share my daily morning and evening skincare routines there plus a lot of extra stuff) this post would not come as a surprise to you, as you have seen me mention this oil several times in my skincare routine in past several weeks! Face oils have come a long way. I remember when I started using oils as moisturizer 3-4 yrs back the only oils I could find were the Vit E from The Body Shop and Clarins Facial Oils, latter being my favourite for past several years and you can find the detailed review here.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Review


Every other company is coming out with their versions of "Cleansing Balms" all thanks to Caroline Hirons! Clinique was one of the very few first companies to come out with cleansing balm and let me tell you straight up they have hit it out of the park in the first try itself! It is a bit on a higher side but worth every penny and let me tell you why!

What is it? Lightweight makeup remover quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeups, sunscreens. Transforms from a solid balm into a silky oil upon application. Cleans thoroughly, rinses off completely. Gently helps remove the stress of pollution so skin looks younger, longer. Non-greasy. Non-drying. Ophthalmologist Tested. For all skin types.

One beef I have with Clinique's website is that they have no mention of ingredient list anywhere! I couldn't even find the ingredient list on Sephora! C'mon Clinique! In today's day and age not mentioning the complete ingredient list of a product is totally NOT acceptable! I hope they change this soon!

Ingredients:- Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Polyethylene, PEG-5 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Water, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol


Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm


My Thoughts:-
I have been using Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm for over 2 years now and have repurchased quite a few times, infact I would never want to be without it..ever! The balm comes in simple sturdy plastic packaging containing 125ml of product. The outer packaging is quite lovely with bright purple accents! The balm itself is white in color and melts right away once it comes in contact with your skin.

It is a fantastic cleanser for makeup removal and removes the most stubborn makeup including waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Its completely fragrance free and very gentle so does not irritate the skin around the eyes. You just need a small dollop of this balm and massage it on DRY skin. It melts the toughest of the makeup! To remove simply use damp hands or a damp washcloth and gently swipe it away. The balm turns milky white when it comes in contact with water and washes away quite easily!

Its completely fragrance free and free of essential oils, mineral oil etc which is more than one can expect in a balm! The formula contains safflower oil and vit e and is suitable for all skin types. The best part for me personally is that it DOES NOT leave any residue behind other than smooth soft skin! A little goes a long way and if you are someone who wears makeup everyday or even few times a week you need this cleanser in your life!

Another way I love to use this balm is after waxing! If you are someone who waxes your face/hand/legs using those ready made strips like Veet etc you know the sticky residue it can leave behind sometimes and that stickiness does not go away with water, it needs a good oil based cleanser and this balm works fantastically well for that purpose! It has never broken me out or irritated my skin! Highly recommend this balm to everyone!

Price:- 29$ for 125ml

Availability:- Clinique.com, Sephora.com, Nordstrom.com (Free shipping always), Macys.com(free shipping always), Belk.com (free shipping always), Ulta.com and other major retailers! Also Clinique website offers 15% off for new customers!



Clinique Makeup Remover Review

I hope the review was helpful, if you have any questions or queries or if you would like me to review any other product please do leave your suggestions in the comment box below and I will get back to you asap!

Until next time take care and stay beautiful!



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Deciem Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Serum Review

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My skin has changed a lot in last few years from being combination - oily to dry and dehydrated all thanks to my hectic work schedule and traveling! Also as we age our skin tends to become more and more dry and signs of ageing start to show. Even though I don't have any fine lines or wrinkles my skin does tend to get dry a lot almost to a point of feeling tightness in the skin and not in a good way. Hyaluronic Acid based creams and serums are exploding in the market all thanks to Caroline Hirons, atleast that where I first heard of it!

If you don't know Hyaluronic Acid is a component naturally found in our bodies and has the tendency to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water! Thats some intense hydration! Hylamide is the first born of the brand Deciem and one of the most affordable options in skincare combined with some very high level science! 
Clinically-advanced serum for multi-depth rehydration, visible plumping and texture regularity.

So what is Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Serum exactly?
A highly active concentrate of advanced hyaluronic complexes, next-generation peptides and biotechnological technologies to target rehydration on and below skin surface, while visibly improving lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and textural damage.

SubQ anti-Age Technologies
Clinically-advanced serum for multi-depth rehydration, visible plumping and texture regularity.
Copper Lysinate/Prolinate
Next-generation Swiss technology targets multiple types of collagen for overall improvement in visible skin health and visible skin age
Nonapeptide-3 Retino-Complex
A novel technology that promotes better visible anti-aging results than Retinol with less irritation
Next-Generation Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38
Advanced form of Matrixyl (TM of Sederma) helps to reduce the look of lines, wrinkles and surface irregularities
Contains five forms of hyaluronic compounds to target multiple depths:
Ultra pure, non-animal-origin Hyaluronic Acid targets surface hydration and elasticity
Two forms of very-low-molecular Hyaluronic Complex absorb quickly to target below-surface rehydration
A novel Hyaluronic Acid pre-cursor helps visibly plump skin
A tamarind-derived plant hyaluronic form offers immediate rehydration
Contains a multi-functional skin barrier saccharide identical in form to skin carbohydrates:
Offers instant and longer-term rehydration
Promotes comfortable skin feel within just 2 weeks
Improves visible skin surface texture
Improves skin barrier function
Contains an Antarctic and Hawaiian Algae Complex to promote renewal and help prevent moisture loss
Contains a next-generation skin binding glycoprotein for increased active exposure:
Advanced binding agent optimizes skin exposure to active technologies for a boosted effect

Full Ingredient List:-
aqua (water), glycerin, ethoxydiglycol, hydrolyzedyeast extract, sodiumhyaluronate crosspolymer, pentylene glycol, tamarindus indica seed gum, pseudoalteromonas fermentextract, hydrolyzed sodiumhyaluronate, sodiumhyaluronate, polyacrylatecrosspolymer-6, trisodiumethylenediamine disuccinate, lactobacillus/eriodictyoncalifornicum fermentextract, saccharideisomerate, copperlysinate/prolinate, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, myristoyl nonapeptide-3, ahnfeltia concinna extract, ethylhexylglycerin, methylglucoside phosphate, cetylhydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcyclodextrin, polyglucuronic acid, hexylene glycol, salicylicacid, lecithin, phospholipids, caprylyl glycol, sodiumhydroxide, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodiumbenzoate, sodium citrate, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol, leuconostoc/radish rootferment filtrate.





My Thoughts
I picked up Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age serum along with their eye cream(review coming up soon) last year in November during their black friday promotion and have been using it ever since, infact I am almost done with it. The serum comes in a very stylish and modern packaging which to me is very feminine and attractive! It comes in a frosted glass bottle with a pipette and bright purple sticker! I love how the purple stands against the plain white frosted bottle! 

The consistency of the serum is thicker than I expected, it almost feels like oil but once applied on the skin it vanishes in few seconds! My skin literally drinks it up instantly! It gives a boost of hydration and skin feels soft and plump. The serum contains very impressive ingredients including 5 types of hyaluronic acid blend which is a blessing for likes of us having dry and dehydrated skin! Before using this serum I used to get dry patches around my nose and sides of the mouth but since I started using this serum the dry patches gone! Even if I don't apply the serum consecutively everyday I no longer get those dry patches!

It is a fantastic hydrating serum on its own but my favorite way of using is under moisturizers/serums and oils! It keeps me hydrated through out the day as compared to using it alone. The serum will work for all skin types as its hyaluronic acid and gets absorbed instantly without any sticky residue behind! Only 2-3 drops are needed for the entire face and neck so a bottle does last a long time! You can even mix it with your other serums and moisturizers and it works fine.

The only grips is I did not see any textural changes in my skin mainly referring to scarring, I still have visible pores on the cheeks and still have some texture due to previous battle with acne. Having said that I do not have any fine lines or wrinkles yet (fingers crossed) so I really cannot vouch for that but I have heard people say it does work on fine lines and wrinkles making them appear lesser as hyaluronic acid makes the skin plump and well hydrated. 

Over all its a fantastic serum when it comes to hydration issue especially for the price point it really is very high quality! Hylamide also has booster series with a lower price range and I picked up the Low Molecular HA to see how it compares to its big brother SubQ Anti-Age and Hydraluron so definitely stay tuned for a comparison in the future!

Please do check out the Deciem website to read about their science in detail along with their other brands like NIOD, Hand Chemistry etc

Availability:-
Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Serum and in general Hylamide range is available in CVS, Target, Joyus, LookFantastic and Boots websites.
Deciem website offers free world wide shipping plus currently they have 20% off going on throughout the month of May 2016 with the code LOVEYOU2016 so definitely take advantage of this offer if you have been wanting to try out any of their products!

Also look out for offers from CVS and LookFantastic as they always have 20% - 30% off going on! For eg only for today ie 11th May 2016 you get 25% off on CVS online store with the code 25FREESHIP and free 2 day shipping no minimum!!! This happens very rare!

I hope this review was helpful, if you have any questions or requests please leave them below in the comments section of you can even email me directly via Contact Me page.

Until next time take care and stay beautiful!




Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Pixi Glow Tonic Review & Is It Worth The Hype? With some dupes and suggestions!

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Pixi Glow Tonic Review and Dupes


Finally I have a new blogpost up for you guys! If you have been following me for long you know how much I love chemical exfoliations ie my AHAs! I have been using Glycolic Acid/Lactic Acid products for more than 4+ years and they do work very well for me...for eg Glyco A. However I wanted to incorporate AHA in my daily skincare routine in the form of a toner and since Pixi Glow Tonic is now available in Target I bit the bullet and finally purchased it last year in September and since then never looked back!

As I mentioned I started using Pixi Glow Tonic last September when my skin was going through a rough patch. It felt dry, rough, dull and lacked glow, nothing was working and thats when I decided to add AHA toner in my everyday routine. What is it you ask?

Exfoliating facial glow tonic. It helps tone, firm and tighten the skin. It removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. For all skin types. Alcohol free

Ingredients:- Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Glycolate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (and) Fructose (and) Glucose (and) Sucrose (and) Urea (and) Dextrin (and) Alanine (and) Glutamic Acid (and) Aspartic Acid (and) Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Biotin, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance

Lets look at the key ingredients

AloeVera Leaf Juice - Soothes and moisturises the skin, treats sunburn and acne as well as fights anti-ageing!

Witch Hazel - Its natural astringent and helps with oily skin problems like acne, its also known for soothing irritated skin.

Horse Chestnut Extract - It has Anti-inflammatory properties

Glycolic Acid - My favorite! Glycolic Acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) derived from sugarcane and is highly effective in treating dullness, pigmentation, acne, fine lines, blackheads etc!

Ginseng Root Extract - Anti-oxidant and Anti-inflammatory properties!


My Thoughts -
There is no better way to say than I love this toner..a lot! When I purchased it I wanted a mild AHA since it was the first time I was incorporating AHA toner in my skincare routine and this one is perfect for that! I have used this toner for over 6 months and have repurchased it a number of times! It comes in 2 sizes 100ml and 250ml so if you want to try this toner I'd say start with the smaller size and always do a patch test. 

Since I started using it I have seen a huge difference in just the texture of my skin, it feels a lot smoother, softer and less blackheads! Its very gentle on skin, there is no alcohol so sensitive skin people can rejoice! I love the addition of ginseng extract and witch hazel, you can definitely smell the ginseng its very soothing on the skin and for the nose as well! The fragrance is not very strong so people with sensitive nose can definitely give it a try!

The toner contains 5% glycolic acid making it very gentle and soothing on skin making it perfect as everyday AHA treatment without irritating the skin. It also is a perfect toner for morning time skincare routine as most of us would prefer gentle products and nothing too strong for the day time! The consistency is light weight and gets absorbed immediately leaving no sticky feeling behind, also it does not sting at all! It gently exfoliates the dead skin cells on the surface and makes way for new brighter skin! Since its alcohol free it does not dry out your skin like some toners with alcohol.

When to use? I use it directly after I cleanse my face morning and evening ie
Cleanse -> AHA/BHA Toner/Treatment -> Serum -> Moisturizer

Over all I highly recommend this toner to everyone! It will suit all skin types!

Rating:- 5 out of 5!

Price:- 15$ for 100ml and 29$ for 250ml

Lets talk availability as I know this product is not available across all countries so Ill try my best to list down few dupes or similar kind products!

UK/International - LookFantastic (the price of pixi glow tonic is 26.50 which is less than US price of 29$ and LookFantastic does ship to International including India!), CultBeauty(Shipping is free on your 1st order - Yes even for International customers! If you are from India and would like to try this product definitely checkout CultBeauty as they ship to India and have a fantastic customer service plus you will get your 1st order shipped free no min!). ASOS - Currently out of stock but you can keep checking here


Dupes/Similar Options
Pixi Glow Peel Pads (22$ for 60) - Pixi Beauty have come out with whopping 20% glycolic acid pads which are great! I would advise to use them weekly or max 2-3 times a week! Available at Target, PixiBeauty, LookFantastic , BeautyBay and CultBeauty.

SilkNaturals 8% AHA Toner 9$ for 120ml - This is a lactic acid based toner and has got fantastic reviews and they do ship internationally

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads (60 count) 12.99$ - 2.8% Glycolic Acid, even milder than Pixi Glow Tonic hence perfect for 1st time acid users, available at Target, Ulta, Walgreens , CVS etc 

First Aid Beauty Radiance Pads (30$ for 60 count) - FeelUnique, Sephora, Dermstore (Free shipping always, no min plus receive 15% off on your first order! This is one of my favorite sites to shop as they have Anastasia, Becca Cosmetics, Coverfx, Tarte, Sunday Riley,  LORAC and 100s other brands! 

For more dupes check out Caroline Hirons post here on top 10 Acid Toners!

For all my Indian readers check out Ethicare Acmed Pads, they have both glycolic acid as well as salicylic acid! Very reasonably priced for around 400/- for 50 count and available across all pharmacies, you can also get in touch with their customer service or email them online and they reply back almost immediately! The % of both the acid in Acmed Pads is Salicylic acid 3% and Glycolic Acid 5%!

Hope this review and information was helpful, if you have any queries or request kindly leave them in the comments section and I will get back to you asap.

Thank you!









Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Looxi Beauty Auroras Eyeshadow Swatches and Review!

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If you are regular an instagrammer like myself I am sure you would have come across this brand named Looxi Beauty which is making rave reviews everywhere! Looxi Beauty is an indie company founded by Jessica D and is based out of Woodstock, IL. She herself mixes and hand presses all the eyeshadows and highlighters available in her online store! She has a bunch of different eyeshadows ranging from mattes to shimmers and recently she released her auroras which are duo chrome eyeshadows! She also has a quite a few highlighters with dupes for Becca Champagne Pop, MAC Cosmetics Whisper Of Guilt, MAC Cosmetics Oh Darling, Laura Geller Guilded Honey etc..also she has liquid highlighters known as Kickers which can be used alone or under your powder highlighters for an extra oomph! 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Viseart Neutral Matte 01 and Dark Matte 04 Palettes Review and Swatches

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Viseart palettes have cult following in the industry and are considered to have the best eyeshadows in the market by pro makeup artists as well as beauty enthusiasts all across the world and for some very good reasons! Lets find out why!

What does the brand say about these palettes:
Get professional quality eye looks with these versatile 12-shade palettes. Viseart’s coveted, bestselling palettes are reliable film-tested professional products, a staple in every artist’s kit, and they’re the work horse of all professional artists. These palettes have a dynamic cult following throughout all levels of artistry. Manufactured in France, Viseart’s proprietary formula is created in small tightly-controlled batches to maintain pigment quality, powder integrity, and consistency. Viseart is the “secret sauce” for top Hollywood makeup artists, as well as makeup artist enthusiasts of all genres. 

Neutral Matte 01 Palette: Perfect for creating a no-makeup look, this core neutral palette features beige and brown tones that are ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining eyes, brows, or facial contours. 

Dark Matte 04 Palette: These dramatic, rich shades add an extra depth of color to any eye look. Navies and wines add definition to a smoky eye, while rich browns and oranges deepen golden and champagne eye looks. 

Viseart palettes retail for 80$ each (for 12 eyeshadows) and contain 0.84oz or 24gm of total product which equals to 2gm of each eyeshadow, now if you compare...MakeupGeek eyeshadows retail for 6$ each and contain 1.8gm of product whereas MAC pro refills retail for 10$ each and contain 1.5gms of product! I picked up both my palettes during sale and paid around 60$ each which further reduces the price of each eyeshadow to 5$ each only! Do the math!

Packaging: As with all pro makeup brands Viseart palettes too come in simple plastic case packaging, nothing fancy but the plastic does feel quite sturdy and travel friendly

My Experience:
I picked up the Viseart Neutral Matte palette last year and have used quite a bit since then and I must say its a phenomenal palette! Just by looking at it you would feel blah as it looks plain unattractive neutral palette with boring shades but in day to day life this palette is a life savior! The shades are gorgeous for everyday looks and so versatile! You can create simple everyday looks to deep dark smokey eyes. Out of all viseart palette I feel this one would act as a glue in holding all the other palettes together, if you already have a lot of neutral palettes and don't want to buy another one as Ill be honest the shades are very dupeable than go for the other palettes but if you are a makeup junkie like me or if you are looking for an all round neutral matte palette with fantastic formula definitely give it a try!

The Dark Matte 04 palette has a special place in my heart! I love deep dark warm shades and this palette is perfect for that! I picked up the Dark Matte recently and have used few times already and the formula and pigmentation is consistent with the Neutral Matte if not better! All Viseart palettes are handmade in a small factory in France and contain organic ingredients! They are not tested on animals and contain No parabens, gluten, petrochemicals, silicone or mineral oils. 

The formula is smooth and blendable and adher to skin really well. Even though a couple of the shades when swatched felt dry but on the eye lids they don't feel dry or chalky at all and blend beautifully! The pigmentation is top notch, they appear as intense on the eyes as they swatch which in my opinion is amazing as sometimes even though the shadow swatches beautifully and is pigmented that intensity does not translate on the eyelids which can be frustrating. 

Overall I am really happy and I would highly recommend these palettes especially when they are on sale! I want to try their Bridal Satin and Sultry Muse palettes next!

Price:- 80$

Rating:- A+

Availability:- Sephora, FrendsBeauty, CameraReadyCosmetics, AlconeCo and MuseBeauty.pro


INGREDIENTS:
MINERAL TALC, MICA, MINERAL ZINC STEARATE, OCTYLDODECANOL (PLANT DERIVED), MYRISTYL LACTATE (PLANT DERIVED), OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE (VEGETABLE DERIVED), ISONONYL ISONONANOATE (PLANT DERIVED), TOCOPHEROL (PLANT DERIVED). (+/-) MAY CONTAIN: MINERAL PIGMENTS: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (77891), IRON OXIDES (77491, 77492, 77499), BLUE 1 (42090), CARMINE (75470), MICA (77019).



Viseart Neutral Matte 01 Palette Swatches
viseart neutral matte palette review



viseart neutral matte palette 01



viseart neutral matte palette 01



viseart neutral matte palette 01

viseart neutral matte palette swatches



Viseart Dark Matte 04 Palette Swatches
viseart dark matte palette review



viseart dark mattes 04



viseart dark matte 04



viseart dark mattes 04


viseart dark matte palette swatches

I hope the review and swatches were helpful, until next time take care and stay beautiful!



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shea Terra Organics Authentic African Black Soap Review & Why You Need It In Your Life!


Hey Everyone!



I have been obsessed with Shea Terra Organics products for a while now especially the Moroccan Rose Water which is favorite rose water toner ever! But today I'll be talking about the best all natural organic cleanser Authentic African Black Soap Powder Cleanser. I first came across this line from Shea Terra on Skin & Tonics blog and was really fascinated by the description of the product. If you don't know Shea Terra Organics I'd highly recommend you to visit the site and see for yourself. The owner Tammie Umbel procures all the ingredients herself directly from the local African market therefore helping the local natives in preserving their wildlife habitats by sharing their indigenous healing ingredients with the world! All of her products are 99.9% natural with high quality ingredients! Check out more about Shea Terra Organics here.