Showing posts with label Lip Balms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lip Balms. Show all posts

3/20/19

The Only Lip Balms I Need


These are the only lip balms I've been using since 2018.....


Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm (Original) SPF 15 : So so surprised how good this one is! I love the curved shape made to fit lip shape. I wear matte liquid lipsticks all day, and this heals my super dry (and sometimes, tortured) lips overnight. 
Price: Rs.130.


Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer SPF 15:  If I had to pick one clear & simple lip balm I'd go back to, I guess I'd currently pick this. It does what its made for. I think this is my 2nd tube, if I remember correctly.
Price: Rs.164


Jub Jub Lip Balms: If I'm in the mood for flavored tinted lip balms, I use these eos dupes I found at a store in MBK Mall, Bangkok. They are very good, and maybe I like them better than the eos ones.
Price: Rs.345, each (approx.)

I got all 3 on the top shelf ~ Strawberry Cheesecake (which I'd finished), Hokkaido Melon, Berry Blossom.



Now, Skincare & Lips. DONE! 

The Hair loss post many of you are waiting for is coming shortly.


Will be back later with another post....





1/27/15

Beauty Haul ~ New, Old & Favorites


FRIENDS S04E24:

Priest: "Repeat after me, 'I, Ross.'"
Ross: "I, Ross."
Priest: "Take thee, Emily."
Ross: "Take thee, Rachel."

Now that's an old & my most favorite TV show twist ever! I realize it's so random, but I watched it again recently, and I think it's absolutely genius! =D

Now on to my 1st Beauty Haul of 2015.....
......and I like all the products already.....

12/12/14

NEW! Lakmé Lip Love Lip Care

In the world of lip care, finding the perfect balance between colour and care is often a difficult one. While lip balms moisturize your lips, you still need a lipstick to add that dash of colour. Lakmé now brings together these two attributes in one amazing product- the first ever dual-core lip balm stick – Lakmé Lip Love Lip Care. The launch of this brand new lip care innovation by Lakmé comes along with the announcement of Shraddha Kapoor joining the Lakmé family. 

“Lakmé Lip Love lip care is a fantastic innovation by Lakmé and is sure to become my beauty staple as it offers a perfect balance of colour and care. I am thrilled to be associated with this iconic brand that offers world class beauty innovations to the contemporary Indian woman.” said Shraddha Kapoor.

These sticks are available in four lovable variants – Cherry, Strawberry, Peach and Vanilla which come in attractive packs (3.8gm) and are priced at INR 200/-


11/29/14

The NEW Maybelline Baby Lips

There are 6 new additions to the Maybelline Baby Lips family!

 

Baby Lips Electro Pop, gives your pout an absolutely chic neon kick! This range of Lip Balms are a new addition to the trending Baby Lips Family!

This new launch is available in 4 deliciously bright shades - Fierce N Tangy, Berry Bomb, Oh Orange and Pink Shock!

This range consists of Bright color pigments and an exclusive lip-renew formula guaranteeing an electric color effect. The balm has a perfectly balanced blend of effective ingredients, including honey, collagen, and a high concentration of shea butter. The combination of vitamins in these moisturizing ingredients, along with Maybelline New York’s exclusive Botanical Cell Repair Concentrate, boosts the look and feel of lips, keeping them smooth for eight hours!

Price: Rs.135

Maybelline Lychee & Watermelon Baby Lips

Price: Rs.165




11/18/14

Keeping It Simple Skin Care Products

SNORING. I don't do it, and I can't can't can't sleep with people who do. Oh, the things I do to make husband stop snoring - when he does snore, only sometimes, when he's very exhausted (Thank Goodness!) I pinch his nostrils so he'll breathe through his nose, and when I can't reach his nose, I take his hand and shake shaKE SHAKE it really hard until he stirs.
However, during the last 2 weeks, husband told me that I'd been snoring! Multiple times! So you can  imagine how exhausting it has been in MommyLand. That means I can no longer spend more than a few minutes doing my face each day, and the number of products I'm using have reduced.
Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes, Rs.50 (7 wipes) ~ I ran out of Cleansing Oil, and my favorite MAC Cleanse Off Oil was Out Of Stock the last time, so I've been using different types of wipes & cleansing pads. These are my favorite, coz they do the job efficiently + they remove waterproof mascara as well. 
Clean & Clear Morning Energy Energizing Lemon Face Wash, Rs.99 ~  Simply, a nice refreshing facial cleanser. It is not the same as my favorite Clean & Clear Morning Energy Skin Brightening Facial Scrub, but they look and smell similar.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream, Rs.599 ~ I needed a new eye cream, and this has been working quite well on the fine lines under my eyes. It has Retinol & Hyaluronic Acid - two ingredients that are famous for reducing wrinkles.
ZA True White Emulsion, Rs.899 ~ I'm really liking this. It's like a serum-cum-moisturizer. It has a runny consistency and makes my skin look dewy and luminous.
La-Roche Posay Effaclar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector, Rs.890 ~ I couldn't rave about this little tube enough. It is my go-to when I get a horrendous pimple. I recently got a huge on my nose, and it disappeared in 2 days without any scarring.
Nivea Essential Care Lip Balm, Rs.100 (Free with a Nivea Body Lotion) ~ I was surprised how effective this is! After my delivery and stay at the hospital, my lips cracked like anything. This healed them completely.
Water ~ And lastly, good ol' H2O. Lots & LOTS of it! I think I drink about 3 liters per day.

So, that's all I'm currently using. 
No special (read: pricey) Cleanser, 
No Scrub, 
No Toner,
No Night Cream 


Good news is, my skin is doing okay. It just shows that we don't really need a lot or pricey products to maintain healthy skin.



What simple skin care products are you loving these days?


Okay, I gotta go! My son is waking up now. 
I guess now I have to keep my blog posts simple too, and I shouldn't blabber to muc....



7/3/14

Beauty Haul ~ Sephora, NYX, Maybelline, Etc

Hey, Everyone! Hope you're having a good week so far. It looks like July is going to be a haul month. SALES are starting very soon everywhere, so keep your monies safe for now. No clothes and accessories till you see that 50% OFF poster. I've made the mistake of buying clothes that were put up on sale only 5 days later before. Not a good feeling! That's why when I was at a mall last week, I stayed away from all my favorite fashion destinations. I just went to beauty stores - where nothing ever goes on sale!
My last stop was Sephora, specially to get one brush that I'd seen last time I was at the store....... 

5/1/14

NEW! The Body Shop Blueberry Range

Made from cold-pressed blueberry seed oil, and Community Fair Trade Shea butter and cocoa butter from Ghana, the range is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids that nourish and hydrate your skin, while softening, protecting and smoothing it.

The fruity fragrance is the perfect icing on top that will leave your skin smelling like fresh blueberries!

 
Blueberry Body Butter, Price Rs.1195 : An intensive, creamy all-over body moisturizer with a fruity blueberry fragrance that absorbs easily into the skin, to condition, soften and help prevent dryness.
 Blueberry Body Lotion, Price Rs. 695 : A light lotion that leaves silky smooth.

3/26/14

Revlon Colorburst Matte & Lacquer Balms Launched In India!

I would go to Boots & Superdrug uncountable times specially to check if these were launched while I was still in the UK around Nov-Jan, and I was always disappointed! Today, when I least expected it, I saw  them on the Revlon counter in Lifestyle, Great India Place. Oh, the joy! I think Baby CZ's head grew a lil' bigger in that moment =D
Both Matte & Lacquer Balms are priced at Rs.800 each.
8 shades of Matte Balms & 8 shades of Lacquer Balms were there

3/3/14

Video: My Night Time Skincare Routine ~ No Pimples, No Wrinkles

Hi all, hope you had a great weekend. Mine was half spent on editing & tweaking this video. I wanted to put this up because skincare is one of the most requested posts from readers & this routine is the one that suits my skin the best.

I had major pimple issues (big cystic ones!) in early 2013 (Post here), and ever since I started this routine, I stopped getting pimples & my skin became smoother and firmer.
I wasn't a planned video. Remember when I said I did something else after packing my makeup in this post? Well, I just decided to point my camera at me while I was doing my usual end-of-the-night face routine that night early morning (time flew to 4am!) That night, I was staying alone in Scotland while Mr.CZ was in Newcastle.

Play the video below. Hope you'll find it helpful!


Products Used:

L'Oreal Skin Perfection Cleansing Oil ~ I usually use MAC Cleanse Off Oil, which contains no Mineral Oil like this one, but it was finished. However, this is good too, and my skin has no issues with the mineral oil. I don't know why people say it's bad, considering it's in most baby products.

Clean&Clear Morning Energy Skin Brightening Facial Scrub.

Nivea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micro-Exfoliant Astringent Lotion.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo.

Olay Total Effects Day Cream (Normal)

Maybelline Baby Lips Hydrate.

The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Hand Lotion.




If you liked this video, please SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel HERE! Maybe I'll do a Day Time Routine & Special Skin Treatments Routine too someday. I have another video planned when I move to our new apartment. Hopefully, soon!


Mr.CZ & I would like to THANK all of you from the bottom of our hearts for all the good wishes & love on the Baby CZ post! I was so overwhelmed by all the heartfelt wishes & reading them made me feel a lil' more excited about this change in my life =)


I had gone for my first scan & I put a pic on my 2nd blog CZloves: here

Talk to you again shortly.




12/19/13

Rimmel Colour Rush Balm Give Me A Cuddle Photos, Swatches


"You had me at 'Cuddle'.", she thought, when she held it again weeks later.

Do you like to be cuddled? I know some people who don't like to be hugged & cuddled at all. I don't know how they can be so....what's the word.... detached? Because I'm a big time cuddle-needer. I have to be cuddled at least once a day, and if they lift me up, even better. I don't know, I just like to hang on people like a monkey.
Speaking of Rimmel Colour Rush Balm, it is the newest lip crayon on my vanity. Out of 7 shades that were introduced, I picked Give Me A Cuddle #100, a tea rose pink. I adored the color the moment I laid eyes on it, so it wasn't just about the cuddle.

11/15/13

Balmi Raspberry Lip Balm


 

Let me try to explain the best thing about this lip balm shape:
Take a block of cheese, and shape it into a cone just like that. Place the tip of it between your top & bottom lip and drag it from center.... to left.... to right. You'll feel the cone touching every part of your lips all at once. That's what this Balmi Lip Balm did when it was still pointy. I loved it! Added feature is that key ring that you can use to attach your keys or charms, and maybe hang it on your handbag.
About: Balmi Lip Balm provides SPF 15 and UVA protection The Balmi Lip Balm has the perfect blend of ingredients to give your lips long lasting daily care and protection. Perfect for even sensitive skin. Our special blend of natural goodness contains antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, soothing Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to help leave your lips moisturised, soft and super smooth.

11/13/13

New In ~ Skincare, Haircare, Makeup

Last night, we heard a weird siren sound. We thought it's some annoying car alarm (but less annoying than the one in HIMYM - when Lily & Robin were waiting outside the bridal store.) Then we saw red/blue lights flickering through the curtains. I looked out, and saw more than 15 people gathering outside, some men in yellow helmets, and 2 noisy fire trucks right outside the building attached to our building.......

9/18/13

Mini Vacation Pics & Haul

So last Thursday we'd gone for a mini vacation to Edinburgh, mainly for Mr.CZ's birthday. We stayed there for 3 days, and came back on Sunday. Too short, but we made the most of it, and had fun. 
These are most of the things I hauled:
Benefit Rockateur Blush ~ Rose gold blush. Can't wait to try it on my face. £23.50 | Rs.2362.
Shu Uemura 24K Gold Eyelash Curler (Limited Edition) ~ I wanted to try a new curler. I'd left the original silver one in India, and decided to get this gold one because it looks so beautiful. £20 | Rs.2010.
Soap & Glory Hand Food Mini Hand Cream ~ Wanted to see what the big deal is. I like it so far. £2.50 | Rs.250. 
Balmi Raspberry Lip Balm ~  These used to be round like the eos Lip Balms (pics here), but they changed it to square (I smell a lawsuit =D). £4.99 | Rs.500.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Astringent Lotion ~ Repurchase. It's a toner, and I missed not having it. Post on it here. £8.25 | Rs.828. 
MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks ~ Already posted photos here.
Warehouse Coral Pink Clutch Bag ~ On Sale! Got it for £10 | Rs.1004. Original Price: £24 | Rs.2410.
New Look Leather Biker Jacket ~ I'm wearing it in pics below. £39.99 | Rs.4017.

8/12/13

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Juicy Papaya Photos & Swatches

One fact about me: I hate papaya. I've tried eating it so many times, because people keep saying how beneficial it is health-wise & beauty-wise, but I just CAN'T. I think it smells a little like butter, which I also hate. The cluster of black seeds in it also kind of creeps me out, I always get goosebumps when I look at them.
Okay, enough about the fruit, and let's move on to a different kind of papaya that I don't mind getting near my mouth and nose ~ Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya, which is one of the 4 new shades that were launched recently. It's a lighter & less orange version of Tutti Frutti.

7/31/13

Maybelline Baby Lips Haul

I didn't get the Maybelline Baby Lips launched in India, because they were almost the same as the Lip Smooth Color & Care ones - the balms smelled the same & the packaging was also basically the same. The ones launched in US & UK are totally different & look more fun with those long clear caps with colorful writing.
Again, why does Maybelline do this?! Not making products the same for everyone! =[
Baby Lips in UK are available in 6 types: Intense Care (Yellow), Mint Fresh (Green), Cherry Me (Orange), Pink Punch (Pink, Peach Kiss (Purple), Hydrate (Blue)
I would have gotten Pink Punch, but didn't see on the shelf. I got Hydrate & Peach Kiss. One clear, and the other a very sheer peach. They both smell goooood!
Hydrate, Peach Kiss

Peach Kiss, Hydrate


Price ~ £2.99  |  Rs.277 (each)
From ~ Superdrug. 






7/26/13

6 Disappointing Beauty Products

After hopeful & satisfying stories, I bring to you disappointing stories. Since I don't do reviews anymore, I thought I'd just put up good & bad products kind of posts. This one is about 6 products that I wasn't happy with.
***These are products that I personally did not like, and did not work for me. So, if you love them & they work great on you, don't worry & hate me. Every beauty product works differently on everybody =)
1. Garnier BB Cream (India Version) ~ I have proof (pics) that this flakes, and comes out like dead skin when layered and blended. Plus, the texture is too much like a tinted moisturizer. I use the original UK version, and I like it a lot even though it's a tad too oily. But it is soothing and I use it as a primer under foundation & powder, so it works. Garnier BB Creams are confusing, because of the different types, and the one launched in India might be a totally different concoction. I might try the Oil Free version, and see if it's similar to it.

2. MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Style Surge ~ I got this together with MAC Riri Woo, and I quite liked the finish when I tested it on my hand at the store + I found the shape of it very interesting. On my lips, it's not so interesting. The texture is buttery and slippery, so it just sits on top of my lips like it's waiting for me to wipe it off. If not for the heavy price tag (Rs.1680), I would have spared it from this list. I'll stick to the regular MAC lippies from now on.
3. Garnier Moisture Match Mattifying Fresh Cream With Green Tea Extract ~ This is super disappointing. When I apply it, I can feel the beads of silicone that take a while to disappear, like when you rub the dead skin off your lips, and somewhat like when there's lint on your moisturized skin, you know what I mean? I also find it a tad greasy. Such a shame, because I thought it was going to be different-  fresh green tea different, not silicone-packed different. I'll use it on my  legs  feet before bed.
4. Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara (Waterproof) ~ I remember liking this a lot before I started this blog, and it was one of my favorite, and best, mascaras, BUT after trying a few holy grail-good ones recently, it's deficiencies are more noticeable. The huge plastic brush just doesn't work for my thin lashes. I guess this is closure for us. It might not be so bad if you already have full plush lashes, though.
5. Carmex Lip Balm ~ The one in a jar. I realized one day that it's actually drying my lips even more! The ones in squeeze tubes are great, though.

6. L'Oreal Color Riche Le Nail Art Stickers ~ Sigh. When I wore these, I felt like I had claws. I actually scratched myself a few times. The tips bubble and don't really stick to the nail. Maybe there's a better way to stick 'em, but it's like too much work! I'll stick to nail polishes and save time (30-45 mins the first time!) and money. I have not worn the ones shown here, but I wore another set (black with gold bits)  here.


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That's all for today. You all enjoy your Friday night! Me, no special plans, except watch Game Of Thrones & movies. I hope I find at least one good horror movie to watch. It's hard, because I've watched all of them, and the ones I really really want to watch have not been released yet! =D

 Any disappointing beauty products you encountered recently? Warn me, okay?




4/26/13

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review & Swatches ~ Honey, Sweetheart, Rendezvous

All words from the romance genre ~ "A Rendezvous with my Sweetheart, who is sweeter thinks I'm sweeter than Honey."
(And that is why I will never be a poet.)
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains have caused quite a stir lately, and today I'll be the one stirring- with 3 colorful ladles.
Honey 001 ~ It's a dusty pink shade that could look mlbb (my lips but better) on some people. It's the kind of lippy that goes with everything.
Sweetheart 025 ~ Fuchsia pink. There's something about this color, it looks good on everyone. I have to send one to my cousin sister because she liked it so much when she tried it. I find that the finish is a tad different from the other 2- it's smoother, and makes my lips look a lil' bit plumper.
Rendezvous 040 ~ A true orange shade. It's almost exactly the color of the orange Cadbury Gems. It's a color that always stands out. Although I don't wear it much, I know I'll miss it if I don't have it.

3/29/13

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ~ My TOP 3 Picks For Summer

So cute!
They're just like crayons! 
I want!
So long-lasting. I love! 

That's what I hear from friends & cousins when they see/try these.
 I picked my favorite 3 out of 10 shades:

  • Honey Douce 001 ~ A muted mauve-ish pink.
  • Sweetheart Valentine 025 ~ Fuchsia Pink
  • Rendezvous 040 ~ Orange. 

Will post review & swatches shortly. Lip swatches are pending, as always! =) 





3/13/13

NEW! Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain & #TwiceAsGood Twitter Giveaway!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Prepare for the perfect kiss from Revlon’s newest lip innovation: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. Just Kissable is a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lip stain that gives you softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of color that lasts hour after hour. What’s more it comes in an adorable chubby crayon form – and no sharpener required!
Get ready to fall in love with Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain’s moisturizing formula in 10 vibrant shades that match any look or mood. The smooth gel formula glides on beautifully with a light peppermint fragrance – and the retractable chubby crayon is the perfect accessory for any occasion.
Kissable lips are a pucker away with Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain!

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS:
Lightweight Lipstain + Moisturizing balm
Perfect flush of color lasts hour after hour (3 hours)
Retractable chubby crayon, no sharpener required 
Ultra-moisturizing formula glides on for baby soft lips with light peppermint fragrance
Smooth gel formula gives your lips that shiny kissable look & feel
Baby soft lips that feel supple, conditioned, moisturized and look fuller 
100% of women felt lips were moisturized with a soft stain of color

SHADES:  Honey, Crush, Darling, Cherish, Lovesick, Sweetheart, Smitten, Rendezvous, Romantic, and Adore,
          PRICE: Rs.600.