Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse – Full Review & Price

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse – Full Review & Price

I would choose a BB cream or a tinted moisturiser over foundation, on any given day. But I decided to give the foundation a chance about a year ago, and ever since I have been hooked onto the Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse. I was surprised at how soft and light it felt against my skin. Since I don’t need heavy coverage as I only have some spots on my right cheek and light under-eye circles. The shade I use is Classic Ivory Light 2 and it suits my skin tone perfectly. This is definitely my go-to foundation.

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What this product claims:

  • Revolutionary whipped up formula which provides an air-soft, matte finish
  • Weightless feel
  • Blends effortlessly for a natural finish
  • Available in 5 shades : Classic Ivory, Light Nude, Pure Beige Medium, Honey Beige and Sandy Beige

Price:700 INR for 18 gms

Ingredients:

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My verdict about the Product:

The packaging is a very sturdy glass tub with a plastic lid on it. Since it is a mousse base foundation, the packaging is perfect. However, this kind of packaging may raise some hygiene concerns-so always remember to wash your hand thoroughly before applying your make-up or use a spatula. The packaging is further very travelling friendly and I can easily carry it in my handbag daily.

The consistency is very light and feathery. The texture is buttery soft and spongy. Glides easily on the skin and blends easily.

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Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation is not very time consuming to apply, it glides and blends like a dream. This foundation gives a medium coverage, evens out my skin tone and hides minor flaws and pores. It gives a very matte and dewy finish to my skin. However, after applying this foundation I always apply my L’oreal Mat Magique compact powder to make it last longer. After 4-5 hours, when my T-zone tends to get oily, I go in for a touch up with my compact powder.

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Pros:

  • Found a shade that matches my skin tone
  • Affordable
  • Blends Effortlessly
  • Easily available
  • Decent coverage
  • Gives a matte finish to my combination skin
  • Gives a very natural looking finish
  • Does not cake up

Cons:

  • If you have really dry or oily skin, it might not suit your skin
  • Needs a touch up constantly

Rating: 4/5

Only give it a shot if you find the exact shade that matches your skin tone and also if you have combination skin. Thank you so much for reading!

Written & Reviewed By: Tanisha Diwan

Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick – Full Review & Price

Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick – Full Review & Price

Hi Everyone!

This post is dedicated to all my beauties. I have been a fan of some of the sugar products in past which I received in my Fab Bag. Their lipsticks are to die for and I totally love some of their shades. Sugar has launched their new range of Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick and I got my hands on to the shade 08 Wine and Shine. So, here is a brief review on the product so that you can also decide if you want to invest in this product or not.

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What the brand claims:

  1. The first thing what I notice that the brand is claiming, this product is “one-coat wonder’ that means you only have to apply one coat of this product to your lips and you are good to go.
  2. Highly Pigmented Product
  3. The product will stay the day and right up till the night. Zero feathering or fading.
  4. Matte lipstick which is Wine, coffee & date-proof with Vitamin E
  5. Available in 10 stunning shades

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Price: Rs. 499 for 4.5ml product

Comes in 10 different shades:

01 Brazen Raisin, 02 Brink of Pink, 03 Tan Fan, 04 Plum Yum, 05 Rust Lust, 06 Tangerine Queen, 07 Rethink Pink, 08 Wine and Shine, 09 Suave Mauve, 10 Drop Dead Red

Ingredients:

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My verdict about the Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick:

The packaging is a standard packing which is same for all the other Sugar products. They all comes in a light cardboard cover box with a girl face on it. The packaging contains the Lipstick shade name and the ingredients detail which is a good thing. The manufacturing and the expiry dates are clearly mentioned in the packaging as well. The company has also mentioned their customer support phone number and the email id. The Lipstick comes in a thick clear plastic bottle with a black cap. The shade name is mentioned in the plastic bottle and the brand name is printed on the top of the cap. The packaging looks standard and not very high end from my point of view.

The applicator, however, is perfect to pick the required quantity of the product. As the brand suggested that it is a one-coat wonder and it truly is. You only need one coat to apply this lipstick. Sugar has also suggested how to apply this lipstick: ‘For precise application, apply it to your bottom lip first and then tend to your upper lip. Since the formula is very pigmented, we suggest applying the colour to the bottom lip first, pressing your lips together and then filling in your Cupid’s bow.’

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The consistency of the lipstick is smooth and light which glides nicely on the lips. It does not look patchy and it feels really light. Applying just one coat will be a good decision for this lipstick rather than layering the product.

I love Matte lipstick and I think they look perfect on me. I have been using various lipsticks which have a matte effect and you should always know your matte lipstick before applying them to your lips. I have seen people with patchy or dried out lips and they look horrible. This lipstick is super matte and after application, it takes around 2-3 minutes to get properly dry. You will feel your lips drying out if you are not applying any lip cream under it so I would suggest you should. After the product dries out the colour look amazing and I would say I’m super impressed with the product pigmentation. The product sits on the fine lines of the lips giving it a perfect matte effect.

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This has a smudge proof formula and I can say it kiss proof as well. It stays for good 7-8 hours without smudging or transferring. You need to hydrate your lips real nicely otherwise it can look flaky if you are wearing it for long hours. This lipstick can also survive meals but it can look faded from the lip lines after an oily meal. As this is super matte lipstick, it gets a little difficult to take it off. I used APS Cosmetofood remover (review coming soon) to take off this lipstick and it took few seconds to remove the lipstick completely. My lips felt dry after I removed this lipstick and I have to apply lots of lip balm to maintain my lips hydration. If we talk about the pricing, the price of this product is very affordable for a product like this with so many features and its gorgeous colour.

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Pros:

  1. The packaging contains good details of the product.
  2. Comes with a great application wand.
  3. Awesome consistency and light weight.
  4. Super matte effect.
  5. Stays up to 8 hours without transfer or smudge.
  6. Affordable price.
  7. Amazing pigmentation and true colour.

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Cons:

  1. The packaging and the look can be a little better.
  2. Little difficult to take it off from the lips (but that’s ok as it is a non-transferable lipstick).
  3. Need to use lip cream before the application of the product.
  4. My lips felt dry after I removed this lipstick.

Rating: 4.2/5

Where can you buy: You can buy this directly from Sugar (here) or it is available now in Nykaa too (here).

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I love this shade and I was looking for it in a Matte shade for really long. I think this is the perfect lipstick for me. I would defiantly buy another when this will get over. Thank you so much for reading. I hope this review was helpful.

The Train Ride: Denim Jacket and Brown Boots

The Train Ride: Denim Jacket and Brown Boots

Hi Everyone!

You guys might be wondering that why I’m wearing different color socks. These socks are from Pero and ever since I got them, I wanted to pair them for one of my lookbook pairings. I got three different socks from them and I think they look absolutely adorable no matter how you wear them. All of the three socks are different in pattern and are very comfortable to wear.

Denim never goes out of fashion that we all know and my recent favorite is putting these cute little pins all over my dresses. I got these pins from Koovs and they look so fashionable and stunning. The pins are of different pattern and they went so nicely with my socks. This is such a fun and interesting pairing that you can wear this to any day time event.

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I hope you like the look. Thank you so much for reading!

Outfit:

Jacket: Forever21

Dress: AJIO (Here)

Bag: Local Store from Janpath

Boots: Old

Accessories: Glasses – Forever21, Socks – Pero, Pins – Koovs, Ring – Zotiqq (Here)

A Courage to be Green

A Courage to be Green

“In this world full of white, black and gray, it takes a higher form of courage to be green.”

The 100 Pipers team has taken the initiative, i.e. The Good Crusaders to educate people through their YouTube channel. Jahan Peston Jamas, co-founder of Bombay Hemp Company, talks about The Hemp Revolution. Hemp truly is a miracle plant. Aside from being an amazing, sustainable fiber for clothing and building material, the seeds are also helpful to provide the body with some amazing health benefits.

Jahan Peston Jamas talks about how this plant can help us find solutions to the problems faced by the agricultural sector in India. The agricultural sector in India provides employment to nearly 60% of the population, even though this sector only contributes 12%-15% of the country’s GDP. These solutions will come from innovative ideas related to natural fibers.

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Hemp or Cannabis is one of the oldest cash crops known to mankind. From the fiber to the seed to the flower to the leaf to the bud of this plant have over 25,000 industrial uses. The birth place of this miracle plant is known to be Central Asia and India. As you travel through India, you will always see a species of the Cannabis plant, especially in the rural parts of India. You will be surprised to know that there is no estimate as how much of the Cannabis plant actually grows in the country. Many people consider this plant as a drug, however, we need to change our perspective of looking at things and see this as an opportunity to deliver to our consumers a sustainable product. For this to happen, the government of our country has to work hand in hand with the different sectors of the Indian economy to build a stronger foundation for the farmers.

This initiative by 100 Pipers is taken to educate the people on how to create a new sustainable ecological environment for a better future without any problems by simply making use of the crop. Jahan Peston Jamas has the vision of a hemp ecosystem, where the growth of cannabis is used for both industrial as well as medicinal purposes across this country.

Jahan Peston Jamas inspires us further by telling us when we visit our home town or travel across the country, we must ask ourselves one question- what is the one resource around me that I never valued from which I can extract a value which will actually involve working with others for the benefit of this country. Because we all one collective mission, which is to be remembered for good.

Build Your Future with AXIS Moves

Build Your Future with AXIS Moves

Future of jobs is a concern of every economy, and in India, where 70℅ of its population is within the age of 18 to 30 years a high demand of jobs and future entrepreneur is a constant battle for our economy. With the biggest democracy in the world infinite brilliant ideas spawn in countless minds around every corner here, but with the lack of opportunity those ideas remain unheard, unnamed thus forcing us in a very tedious and slow progress towards a better future. Our current prime minister understands this issue, therefore he supports projects like startup India, but alone one event can’t cater all the future changing ideas. Thankfully, we have an Axis Bank who has initiated their own startup project named THE FUTURE OF JOBS.

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It is a contest for Indian Citizens in the age group of 18 to 30 years where you can pitch your dream in the form of a startup Idea to create 1 million jobs in the future. You can submit your pitch on the link below before 15 February 2017 and can stand a chance to enter the ensuing round of contests to win Rs. 25 lacs and 5 lac seedfund for your startup idea. The categories can be endless as long as they fulfill the need. All you have to do is register at http://bit.ly/2kO2fbX and share your ideas with Axis Bank and let Axis Moves help you take it LIVE!

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So if you have an idea to change the fate of millions towards a better future, build a pitch and present you with the portfolio Axis Bank will have your back. We all know that certain someone who’s always wanted to make a difference if given a chance, so share it with your friends and family or submit your brilliant idea to build the future.

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Thank you so much for reading. I hope this article will help someone fulfills their dream.

Ignis Electronation: A Launch Concert Like No Other

Ignis Electronation: A Launch Concert Like No Other

NEXA has nailed it once again with the launch of India’s First Premium Urban Compact vehicle – Ignis for the Millennials. With a unique launch or should I say None of a Kind launch, NEXA managed to reach out to the exact people they meant to.

Ignis Electronation – a launch concert that unveiled NEXA’s Ignis in style and splendor – was once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Creating a car for millennials, they launched it amidst millennials. The electrifying event took place at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex, New Delhi. Everything from the lights to the music to the two Ignis cars hanging right in the middle of the stage background, gave away hints of a grand evening!

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Nawed Khan and Nikhil Chinapa, one of the most popular Indian artists, warmed up the crowd with their amazing music. Next in line was DANNIC who soared the temperatures high with his dynamic music. I totally loved their performances and enjoyed it all to the fullest. This was my first actual experience with live EDM performance, and NEXA’s event was spot-on on in making it memorable. I was overwhelmed, to say the least!

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After DANNIC, the global sensation Axwell took over the stage, and owned it to the tee! Crowds yelling on top of their lungs, the pure magic of lights and music – the night had just begun for the young crowd.

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Let’s come back to the premium urban compact, targeted to the millennials. The design of Ignis is as free-spirited, energetic and euphoric as the youth today, matching up with their full-of-life attitudes. That’s pretty much why it saw a launch as electrifying and grand as Ignis Electronation. This generation felt an instant connect with the Ignis.

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It combines unconventional design, seamless smartphone experience with AndroidAuto and Apple CarPlay, technological supremacy with AGS on petrol and diesel, advanced safety features as standard and personalization options, making it unique on every parameter. The unique proportions of IGNIS get a confident stance with expressive wheel arches, tastefully accentuated with clad, and wheels placed at extreme corners. Captivating front has a single frame grille design, with inset Headlamps. The chrome accentuation on the front grille and fog lamps create a perfect example of unconventional design.

A truly one of a Kind package!

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Thinking of driving one home? It’s available at NEXA showrooms now. You can also e-book yours at www.nexaexperience.com/ignis.html

Great Restaurant Offers – DineOut

Great Restaurant Offers – DineOut

Hi Everyone!

Recently we got to know about the DineOut GRIF festival which is going on from 1st to 10th February. They are offering some amazing discounts on their application and website with over 1000+ restaurants all over India. It is actually a great deal, especially at the end of the month when you do not have much to spend, but you want to go out and have fun dine out with your friends and family. Me and my friends were planning to go out and book Hot Mess, Connaught place for the 1st February night because we wanted to see Hiten Panwar performing and this came as an added bonus for us. We took 50% off on food bill offer from the DineOut GRIF. As I want you guys to enjoy the same, I’m showing you guys the process of how to book these amazing offers.

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All you need to do is to download the application of Dineout from your playstore. You will see there are three sections when you open the app – Home, GRIF and You. Go to GRIF and under it, you will see lots of offers. There are 50% off on food bill offer, 50% off on Alcohol offer, 50% off on a set menu offer, 50%off on Buffet offer and many more. Select your preferable offer and click on it. On next page, select your favorite restaurant and click on reserve now. The next page will show you the details of the deal and if everything looks good, click on reserve now. It will show the booking fees per person. The page is where you can select the date and the time of your visit.

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After this, you select the number of seats or offer you want to book and click buy now. It will ask you for your details and once you through with your payment, you get a reserved table. Now you need to do is get ready and reach on time and enjoy the service and offer.

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We were four friends so we booked offers for four people and went to HotMess. We had an amazing time and had great food. Live music and dancing to the incredibly talented Hiten Pawan’s music. We cannot be more than happy after that, after so much fun and food, we paid half the bill amount. It is a great way of saving money and I keep an eye on these kinds of amazing deals all the time. There is no shame to save a little more money if there is a possibility. After all, it’s your hard earn money!

I hope this blog post is informative to you all. Thank you so much for reading!

Woolen Care Secret: Its Godrej Ezee

Woolen Care Secret: Its Godrej Ezee

Hey Everyone!

Woolen are not only the requirement of winters, but they are the key to layering. They are not only expensive, but their care is also very important. These are actually investment pieces which you wear season after season, if they have been cared properly. Sometimes it gets very confusing that how you should care about your woolen pieces as there are so many instructions around.

Here are few of the steps as how you should take care of your woolens:

Do not iron it: If you are traveling and you have a fear that your woolen will get creased and you might have to iron it before wearing it, then pack your woolens by rolling them in tissue papers. This will help to prevent creasing problem as well as stretching the material. If you still want to iron it, make sure you are using a steam iron and set the temperature on wool.

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When to wash: It’s very important to know when you really need to wash your woolens. Unlike other material, you can wear your woolen by not washing it frequently. If you wash it extensively, it will get the bubbling issue and we all know that how bad it looks.

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How to wash: It is always good to soak your woolens for few hours in cold water with a gentle detergent before you actually go ahead and wash it which will prevent it from shrinking. When you soak the woolen fabric for a few hours, the fabric gets saturated and be in its shape.

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What detergent to use: It’s very important to use the correct detergent when you are washing your woolens. In India, we all know that the best detergent to wash your woolens is Godrej EZEE Liquid detergent. It is the best detergent with no soda formula which helps keep your woolens bright and new.

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If you will use any hard detergent, it will damage your woolens, fade its colour and loose its style. I use Godrej Ezee for all my woolens and I assure you that if you will use it, your woolens will be happy and stay with you for long. #EzeeCares

Punk Fever: Bow Choker & Horse Sweater

Punk Fever: Bow Choker & Horse Sweater

Hi Everyone,

We shoot this lookbook last Sunday and the first time when Saurabh saw the look he said ‘Oh you look like Harley Quinn’ and I know I’m on the right track. I wanted to create a Punk look for really long and we all know that Harley Quinn’s look is one of the best in Punk Looks. I love how this look is a mix of minimalistic punk fashion and chic look. I can wear this look to places without looking out of this world. I think minimalistic is the key to fashion where you wear one statement piece and create the whole look around it.

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In this look, I went for the choker neckpiece tied as a Bow. This neckpiece is very trending currently. I created the look around it and to keep the things minimal was my motive. I think the bow choker is itself a fashion statement and it gives a punk feel. To match up the mood I wore a check long shirt with the horse sweater over it. To finish the look, I added the leather leggings and a white sneaker.

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You can wear this look when you are feeling bored with your regular wear for a date night, movies with friends or shopping. The look is a little unusual than normal, but I love the pop of colors with the funky hairstyle. I think we should always do experiment with our looks and dressing as you do not know what looks good on you. Wear something in which you are comfortable and you can win the world.

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Thank you so much for reading. I hope you like the look.

Outfit:

Sweater: Lifestyle

Shirt: Forever21

Legging: Jabong  (Similar Here)

Bag: Michael Kors (Similar Here)

Shoes: StreetStyleStore (Here)

Location Courtesy: Kidszania, Noida

Blue-Heaven: Denim Shirt & Printed Legging

Blue-Heaven: Denim Shirt & Printed Legging

Hi Everyone!

I love winter, especially wearing long coats, fur sweaters, leather jackets and also you can do amazing layering. Currently in Delhi the minimum temperature went down to 3 degrees and its tremendous cold here. It’s very important to actually layer your pairings and keep yourself warm.

In this pairing I have paired a sweater with a denim shirt. I love my faceprint leggings which I recently bought from Myntra. Earlier, I use to have the same leggings, but as I wore them extensively, they got destroyed, thus I ordered another one. These days I love wearing prints. So I have to pair this printed bag with the leggings.

To keep myself comfortable for the rest of the day I paired the wedge sneakers. Wedge sneakers are amazing to add height and it also looks like your normal sneakers as the heels are inside and kind of not visible. These sneakers are so much in trend and people like us who does not have very good height simply love it. With this pairing, I initially took a single stroll, but I wanted the strolls to look heavily, thus I added another stroll with it and it actually looked good. Always style your pieces according to your mood and comfort no matter  what people say. If you will be comfortable, it will automatically will look good.

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope you like the pairing.

Outfit:

Sweater: Wills Lifestyle

Denim Shirt: Forever21

Leggings: Myntra (Here)

Shoes: Koovs (Here)

Bag: Desi Pop

Accessories: Strolls: Flee Market, Watch: Aeropostale