Review- GlamGals Professional Glitterati Nails

Hello Beauties,

I wanted to do some de-cluttering earlier today and ended up playing with another amazing product from GlamGals. Whew! I wish I had so much time to try out the glitters with different nail colors but I’m still happy with how much I did. Today I have with you another pocket -friendly beautifying product for your nails that is the GlamGals Professional Glitterati nails. I have talked about GlamGals in my previous post that how impressed I am with the quality of their products and packaging for the price they offer. I received quite a few items from them and decided to review them one by one starting with my most favorite product the Dual Lip gloss and today my 2nd fave product. ❤

This time I will just go ahead with the review and pass on with the packaging as I have talked a lot about it already.

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So this one has the colored nail polish on one end and the glitter nail polish on the other end. You can wear them alone separately or with each other. I have tried wearing only the red, then red with glitter on one nail ,then glitter all over the reds and lastly used the glitters on top of while nail paint. It is up to you how to use it. Just play with it and be creative. For me glitters are always my top most choice as you do not need a lot of hard work applying them and it gives that oomphy look in just few seconds. Not to mention all the hard work you need in removing them. 😛

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Review- GlamGals Color Stay Dual Lip Gloss

If you guys are following me on Instagram and Facebook, you must have seen the pictures I posted of the beauty products sent to me by GlamGals for reviewing. Mini reviews have also been posted. Thanks to this awesome company, I’ve been introduced to another range of beauty goodies that I get to try and like. Liked or loved, that we will find out as I share my reviews.

Today I have for you, the GlamGals Color Stay Dual Lip Gloss. If you have noticed, I have been adding lots of videos in my blog posts. I really enjoy the few seconds video I make to show the product, I think you get an idea of how the product actually looks like through video not unless you have captured a very good picture. But since I am still learning to do product photo shoot, bear with my video craze. 😛 I think I can take decent pictures but the silver packaging of this product just challenged me a lot. LOL

Product Details:

Brand: GlamGals

Name: Color Stay Dual Lip Gloss

Shade: DLG12

Price: AED35

Ingredients: 20150925_184438

The Packaging:

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Unlike any other lip gloss I ever held in my hands, this surely was heavier. Normally, I barely feel I’m even holding anything but this one was screaming “Hello, I’m here!” The tube came in a silver box with all necessary details printed on like ingredients, labels, application tips, address, production/expiry date etc. The lip gloss tube is of very good quality plastic material, reminds me of my acrylic drawers. Since it is dual ended, one end has the colored lip gloss and the other end with the transparent one.

What they say: Triple effects- Condition, Moisturizing and Long stay all day wear with 3D Diamond Shine.

The Inside:

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On one end, you get the colored pigment and on the other end is a transparent product that is supposed to moisturize your lips. It is a beautiful red shade , the formula is perfect not too thick and not too thin, covers the lips’ own pigmentation, glides on very well and applies evenly. The transparent end of the lip gloss is a very shiny liquid which has exactly the consistency you need.

How to apply: Apply the colored lip gloss on lips, wait for about 2 minutes then coat it with the moisturizing lip gloss.

pizap.com14431937318101I wore only the lip gloss for 2 days, the whole day and it is very good on its own only. If you are a fan of matte lips, you will be happy with it this way. It is not drying and do not chap your lips. I was a bit skeptical using the moisturizing lip gloss at first as I thought the brush might pick most of the red color, but it actually did the opposite. It was very easy to apply without smudging my red pigment and it actually felt very good on the lips. I felt it actually moisturized my lips at the same time giving my lips that non-overwhelming spark.

Pros:

  1. cruelty-free (has a bunny on its box)
  2. not drying
  3. perfect formula
  4. pigmented
  5. moisturising but not sticky
  6. good quality at affordable price
  7. 15 shades to choose from
  8. long wear
  9. quality packaging

Cons:

Very light smell when applying, not really that bothering as it fades away very quickly

Shades: pizap.com14431856844581

Current outlets :
1)Deira City Centre (outside Sephora)
2)Dubai outlet mall (outside Cold Stone)
3)Arabian Centre midriff (outside Costs coffee)
4)Century Mall (outside Carrefour)
5)Al Foah Mall AlAin (outside lulu)
6)Sharjah City Centre (outside Ecity) – coming up next month .

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IG – glamgals cosmetics.

**PR Samples**

Check out the video and see for yourself the packaging.

Makeup Series- Lips Routine for Beginners

Finally we are here today for the last segment of the Makeup Series for Beginners and I had a step by step post on how to apply makeup a month ago and split it up into different segments. Foundation Routine, Eye Routine and today we have the Lips Routine.

You will find below how I apply my lipstick/lip gloss and what steps I follow when preparing my lips for that.

Steps in order:

  1. Exfoliate lips- Make it a habit to exfoliate your lips. Lipstick makes dry and chapped lips more visible hence to avoid that, exfoliate regularly. While there are many lip exfoliators/scrubs available in the market, I use my very own home-made lip scrub. Do you want to make your own too? Click the picture to know how.
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DIY- LIP EXFOLIATORCondition Lips-

2. Condition Lips- Always condition your lips. Keep it hydrated all the time to avoid gross flaky dry skin. There are plenty of lip conditioners and balms in the market and one very reasonable option for that is Vaseline also known as Petroleum Jelly. You do not have to spend a fortune on lip balms. You can find it in all price range. My favorite lip balm at the moment is from Utama Spice. click the picture below to know why.

Utama Spice Lip Balm
Utama Spice Lip Balm

  3. Line lips- Lining my lips is very important for me. By doing this, I am giving my lips a more defined shape and outline at the same time prevents lipstick from smearing around lips. Make this a habit and always include in your makeup routine. Use lip liner that matches your lipstick shade ,if not the closest.

Lip liner suggestions: Get any lip liner from drugstore to high-end, it doesn’t really matter as they perform the same way. I have from NYX, Essence, NARS, Misslyn etc.

4. Apply lipstick / lip gloss- Last step is to apply your desired lipstick or lip gloss. Lip products come either with matte or glossy finish. It is totally on you which you prefer. Nowadays I am more into matte lipsticks as I find them more long-lasting and they hold on to your lips very well that they don’t smear all over. I like the look of matte more but occasionally I love wearing my glossy lipsticks too if I go for light eye makeup , I like keeping my lipstick dark and shiny then. The same way, Lip glosses nowadays have come in matte formula and is very much “in” and are commonly known as  Lip cremes. L.A Girl matte lip pigments are my favorites. Click the picture to know why. While lip cremes are ruling over the beauty world currently, one cannot resist the charm of lip gloss. The touch of that shine is what a girl needs most of the time. So always experiment and understand what you like. As I mentioned earlier, there is no rules to makeup.  You can even give your glossy lips a touch of matte by following this method.

L.A Girl matte lipgloss
L.A Girl matte lipgloss

Lipstick/lipgloss suggestions: NYX,  Maybelline have very good options of lip products both matte and glossy , however you can find equally good in other brands like L.A Girl, Sleek, Mikyaji, Givenchy, Anastasia Beverly Hills etc.

You just need to explore the market and do not hesitate to try to experiment on new products as you will find hidden gems there. ❤

Other lip products such as lip primer and lip concealer are very unnecessary in my point of view. Apply your lip liner all over lips , it will act as base for your lipstick and will cover your lips’ natural pigmentation acting as lip concealer.
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Review- Kuwaii Box

After my bad experience and frustration with my previous subscription with Glambox, I was in a hunt for other sub boxes that ship internationally and was so lucky to find Kuwaii Box that not only ships worldwide but ships them for FREE!! Isn’t that amazing? I found other boxes too but the temptations of the products in Kuwaii website was just too much. They are so full of cuteness that I feel like a kid again. I really don’t want to keep you guys waiting so let’s just move on to what I received. Scroll down for the video where I showed each and every stuff.

Kuwaii Box is a subscription Box you will receive from Japan and Korea. They have different super affordable subscription plans to offer to their subscribers and I suggest you check them out here.

I received a total of 11 items in the box and some cards and flyers.

Kuwaii Subscription Box August 2015
Kuwaii Subscription Box August 2015

So, like many subscription boxes out there, they have 1 welcome card with list of items they sent printed at the back.

I also received flyers with the following info:

  1. Share your Kuwaii Box & Win a Kuwaii Megabox worth over $100. – So use #KUWAIIBOX and share on all social media they are pretty much everywhere. 
  2. Japan Candy Box- This is another subscription box full of sweets and snacks that you can subscribe to and ships for free worldwide.

Check their website http://www.japancandybox.com

3. Blippo Kuwaii Shop- This flyer offers you 10% discount code you can use when shopping from http://www.blippo.com

4. Welcome Card and Items List

DSC_6685Kawaii Neko Plush

DSC_6688Tin Dinosaur Pencil Case

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DSC_6682Cloud Memory Letter Set- Check out this video below to see what are the colors of envelopes I got. ❤

DSC_6684Korean Deco Tape

DSC_6683Popsicle Squishy Charm

DSC_6689Mini animal Spray Bottle

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DSC_6680Puffy Paradise Stickers

DSC_6678Naru Naru Gumi Numi DIY Candy Kit

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So here are all the items I received in my August Box , hope you enjoyed looking at them as I did and my daughter is the happiest to own all of them except for the mini spray which I am keeping for my makeup use. So if you are someone , who loves subscription boxes and are interested in little cute things then definitely go for Kuwaii box. It is even very good as surprise gifts and very affordable.

Their website http://www.kawaiibox.com/

Their Facebook Page

“This box was sent to me by Kuwaii Box for reviewing and all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post is totally mine and is not paid whatsoever.”

Review & Swatch- Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

So I’m a proud owner of Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette already. 😀 Feels so good to open my drawer and find this palette inside. Ah! This is what I’ve been using ever since it came. I don’t know if you guys are the same, but in my case, when I like something, I tend to use it a lot and somehow forget about other existing stuff. You can’t blame me because this palette offers a variety of shades with which you can create as many looks as you want.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveller Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

The Packaging:

I like the color combination of gold and black. The palette is very easy to open and close due to the magnetic touch it has.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveller Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

It comes with a dual end brush which is very useful, one end perfect for blending and the other end with the smaller bristles perfect to apply shades on crease.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

The palette has 4 matte shades and the others a mixture of metallic and satin finish.The colors are very pretty and super pigmented. I didn’t need any kind of eyeshadow base for this at all. The mattes are intense and the metallic ones have enough shimmer in them that do not look awkward at all.

Moving on to the swatches:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Top Row
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Top Row

The eyeshades as I mentioned, has a very good pigmentation. It is applied directly on bare skin which means no eyeshadow base at all. They are very easy to blend and the colors offered in this palette is just perfect enough for one to create different looks suitable for any time and occasion.

Tips:

  1. pink champagne and chic are ideal for brightening inner corners of the eye.
  2. soft peach and morocco as transition colors
  3. heirloom and bellini on the lids
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Bottom Row
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette- Bottom Row

The bottom row has more of metallic and satiny shades. Noir is an intense matte shade of black.

Tips:

  1. Noir perfect for outer corner of the lids for a dramatic look.
  2. spoiled and fudge as transition shades.
  3. spoiled can be used for inner corner of the eyes too.

The colors are long-lasting, I have been applying them mostly without any primer and they lasted forever.

For looks I created with this palette, follow me on Instagram

Hope you enjoyed knowing what I thought about this palette ❤

My take on Sephora Kiss Me Balm

Sephora Kiss Me Balm
Sephora Kiss Me Balm

So normally I would write about products that I own but couldn’t help myself from posting about this as I get many queries related to this. It is the most talked-about Sephora Kiss Me Balm.

Normally asked questions:

How different is it form other balm?

Is it worth buying?

My answer:

There is difference and that is the appearance and nothing else. It looks sophisticated as most Sephora products are. There is no single difference between this and my lip balms bought from Boots and my forever fave Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.

Wondering how I came to know when I don’t own it? A friend of mine bought one , didn’t like it much and passed on to me asking if I might want to try & review it. LOL I tried for a good whole week and found no difference at all.

Girls if you ask me, I’m happy to not have spent on it. Why spend around aed35 when you can get same quality for aed5 to 10 from anywhere. If you fancy the packaging, then go ahead.

I’m not sure if that’s the exact price, but if I remember it correctly it was around AED35.

There is nothing wrong with the product as it does what it says, just that there is NO difference between this and any other lip balms.

Details provided by Sephora

What it is:
A kissable scented lip balm with subtle or no color, that provides up to four hours of hydration.

What it does:
Kiss Me Balm features a creamy, comfortable formula to provide lip care while adding subtle color or no color at all. Choose from five luscious colors and one translucent shade, each with its own addictive matching fragrance. The dome-shaped applicator makes it easy to wear and reapply for moisturized lips all day long.

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologist tested.

Research results:
– In a use test on 10 voluntary participants Kiss Me Balm provided 4 hours of hydration.

Photo source: Facebook Page -Sephora Middle East

Showing Off a Goodie from Indelath

Today’s post is not going to be a detailed review on any product but actually I’m in mood of showing off a gift I received by one of the online sellers I order beauty products from. Indelath

Just be prepared for crazy pictures 😛

Nyx Eyeshadow palette
Nyx Eyeshadow palette

I order from them few stuff and with my order came this beautiful palette by NYX. It has 112 different shades of mattes and shimmers.

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nyxbixofeyeshadow2The back ….

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Since the palette has two trays, one tray consist of brights shades which are cooler tones.

nyxeyeshadowThe other palette consists or warmer tones. All beautiful and have decent pigmentation.

It was very kind and generous of them to send me this amazing gift, something that I can make good use of.

If you are someone residing in U.A.E or Pakistan, then go ahead and check them out, they deal with almost all brands of cosmetics at a very affordable price. They are very good to deal with, patient with customers like me who keeps sending them pictures asking for prices. But they were always there to deal with me. They are reliable and for sure you are getting a genuine stuff.

Thanks a lot Indelath for taking my orders and specially this beauty palette ❤

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