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Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara 1

Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara Review

by G Devi

Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara claims to be a long-lasting waterproof volumizing mascara. So, is it a feather in the hat of Lakmé’s Absolute Range? Let’s see my verdict.

 

Price:

Rs. 600 for 7.5 ml

How to Use:
  1. Apply mascara from roots to tips of your lashes carefully with the wand.
  2. Be quick to apply the 2nd coat before it dries.

Tip 1: Curl your lashes with a warmed eyelash curler for better results.

Tip 2: Remove the unwanted marks (if any) after the mascara dries completely using a cue tip dipped in a make-up remover.

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My Experience with Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara

The mascara gives a very nice intense jet black color. The consistency is thin; it’s almost weightless after applying. The bristles of the wand are stiff, stunted and coarse, nothing unique. It doesn’t effectively volumize your lashes. However, it makes your lashes look longer and slightly curls them. The curly effect lasts for a pretty long time [3-4 hours]. It is waterproof and smudge proof and doesn’t give you goopy eyes. It holds on for a long time, almost 8-9 hours. Dries very quickly, so makes it difficult to apply a second coat. Clumps easily.

Tip 3: Apply 2-3 coats and leave it to dry. Take some make-up remover on a cue tip and dissolve the clumps carefully.

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Positives
  1. Waterproof and smudge proof, as it claims.
  2. Long lasting, holds on for 8-9 hours easily.
  3. Nice intense jet black color.
  4. Makes your lashes look longer.
  5. Curling effect lasts for 3-4 hours.
  6. Easily removable with any make-up remover/ cleanser.
Negatives 
  1. Does not give an effective volumizing effect.
  2. Clumps like crazy.
  3. Ingredients are not mentioned.
Overall would I Repurchase and Recommend?

Yes, I would buy it again though it doesn’t give a much volumizing effect. Expensive yet we can avail a discount of 5-10% online. Overall it’s a thumbs up for this mascara.

GlossyPolish Verdict:

4/5

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Lakmé Lip Love Cocoa Review 2

Lakme Lip Love Cocoa Review

by G Devi

What is it and who is it for? Lakme Lip Love Cocoa is A rich dual core moisturizing lip balm in cocoa flavor with SPF 15 for protection from Sun Damage. It has a pale tawny tint. Suited for all types of lips-dry, chapped or perfectly alright!

Price:

Rs. 200 for 3.8g

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How to Use:

Rotate the hood to raise the lip balm and apply it on your lips.

My Experience with Lakme Lip Love Cocoa

Lakmé Lip Love Cocoa Review

The lip balm is highly moisturizing and nourishing. It leaves a pale tawny tint. The stick is cut at an angle which makes it super easy to apply, especially the edges. It has a very mild fragrance of Cocoa. Initially, when we apply, there is a grainy texture which dissolves within a couple of minutes. The lip balm is very subtle and it doesn’t tug on your lips. It is nongreasy yet hydrating and long-lasting. SPF 15 gives it an edge over other lip balms. Heal’s dry lips in a couple of days.

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Positives 
  1. Highly moisturizing, nourishing and hydrating
  2. SPF 15 for protection from Sun damage
  3. Mild Tawny tint. Cocoa fragrance.
  4. Non-greasy. No tug, no drag.
  5. Long lasting.
  6. Angular tip for an easy swatch.
Negatives 
  1. Ingredients are not mentioned.
Overall would I Repurchase and Recommend?

Yes, I would buy it again and again. I have tried various tints of Lakmé Lip Love and I love them all (except Vanilla which leaves a pale white shade which is really creepy). It’s definitely worth the money.

GlossyPolish Verdict:

5/5

 

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Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel Kesar Chandan Review

Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel Kesar Chandan Review

by G Devi

What is it and who is it for? Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel Kesar is a Deep moisturizing and hydrating skin care product. Makes your skin soft and smooth. Effectively reduces dark spots, acne, and pigmentation. Suited for both oil and dry skin types.

Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel Kesar Chandan Review

Price:

Rs. 50 for 60 ml

How to Use:

Ways to use Patanjali Saundharya Aloe Vera Kesar Chandan Gel:

  1. Night Mask: Wash your face and remove make-up [if any]. Apply a thick layer of the gel to your face and neck area. Leave all night and wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning.
  2. Make-up Primer: We can apply this gel as a make-up primer too. After applying your toner and sunscreen, apply a layer of Patanjali Saundarya aloe Vera Kesar Chandan gel as a make-up primer. This is non-sticky and light when compared to the regular gel.
  3. Treating Pigmentation: Mix a teaspoon of Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Kesar Chandan Gel, honey, curd and lemon juice each. Apply this mixture with a cotton ball over the affected areas and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Results are similar to regular aloe vera gel.

My Experience with Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel Kesar Chandan

You all know that I have been using the regular Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel for the past year. I have used this new Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Kesar Chandan for the past 2 months.

I want to choose the better of these two products. When I started using the new gel, I really could not discriminate the effects of the gel from the previous one. It works better as a regular make-up primer as it’s non-sticky and light.

A month ago I had dark spots on each of my hands, so I have decided to strictly use Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel Kesar Chandan for my right hand and Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel regular for my left hand.

See the results to yourself. I have nothing to say. I can’t radically differentiate between them.

Stating the obvious guys! The new gel is a bit expensive than compared to the regular. Why use this when the oldie is doing fine for fewer bucks!

Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel Kesar Chandan Review 4Positives
  1. Effectively moisturizes your skin leaving it supple and soft.
  2. Treats acne, roughness, and dryness.
  3. Non-sticky than compare to the regular Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel
  4. Reduces skin pigmentation and dark spots.
Negatives
  1. The low percentage of Kesar & Chandan [only 0.1% of Chandan and 0.01% of Kesar]
  2. Expensive (only compared to regular Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel)
Overall would I Repurchase and Recommend?

Yes, I will buy it again. I will only use it as a make-up premier. It is a very good product but nothing different from the regular Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel. The percentage of Kesar and Chandan is too low to contribute to any radical benefits. I think the regular Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel will serve the same purpose.

GlossyPolish Verdict:

4.25/5

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Nivea Care and Colour Lip Balm Red Review 1

Nivea Care and Colour Lip Balm Red Review

by G Devi

What is it and who is it for? Nivea Care and Colour Lip Balm is a Moisturizing lip balm with a red tint. Effectively heals chapped lips. No UV protect, advised to us it indoors. Suited for dry chapped lips.

Price:

Rs. 200 for 4.8g

 

How to Use:

Satch your lips twice with the lip balm to give a good tint.

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My Experience with Nivea Care and Colour Lip Balm Red

It is highly hydrating and nourishing. It has a dual core which moisturizes your lips. It gives a nice red tint to your lips. However, I use this lip balm only indoors. It has no UV Protect [no SPF].  It will heal your chapped lips in 2-3 days. For the initial days, your lips look patchy in the chapped areas. It keeps your lips supple for an hour at max. I need to reapply to again and again.

Nivea Care and Colour Lip Balm Red Review

Positives 

• Inner core helps to deeply moisturize your lips.

• Heals chapped and dry lips.

• Smooth texture glides easily on the lips.

• Decently pigmented for a lip balm, a nice red tint.

• No shimmer.

Negatives 
  • Patchy for chapped areas until it heals
  • Last for an hour at max.
  • No SPF
  • Expensive
Overall would I Repurchase and Recommend?

No, it is a good lip balm, intensely moisturizing and nourishing but nothing unique about it. The main drawback is lacked SPF, which is very essential these days. There are a bunch of lip balms from other brands with UV protection and a choice of tints for almost the same price range.

GlossyPolish Verdict:

3/5

 

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Nivea Whitening Deodorant Fruity Touch Review

Nivea Whitening Deodorant Fruity Touch Review

by G Devi

Who is it for? Nivea Whitening Deodorant Fruity Touch is for those looking for a fruity whitening deo.

Nivea Whitening Deodorant Fruity Touch Review

Packaging:

Sturdy travel friendly packaging deodorant. Might lose the cap easily. I have lost it a couple of times in these two years, hmm my bad :/

Price: Rs. 190 for 150 ml [Quite affordable, lasts for a month if used daily once]

 

Directions to use:

Shake well before use. Hold the can 15 cm away and spray directly on underarms skin.

My Experience with Nivea Whitening Deodorant Fruity Touch

Texture:

When you use this spray if forms a layer of fine white powder. Whitening deos contain micro powder. It is obsorbed by your skin within 10 minutes. This keeps your skin smooth and moisturized.

Performance:

It acts as an anti-perspirant However, if you do some regorous phisical activity like play sports, workout then this does not help you.

Advice: Do not use any anti perspirant while doing some physical activity, you should allow your body to release the heat and cool down by sweating.
Lasting Power:

It only lasts for 6-8 hours, surely not for 48 hours as claimed.

Whitening Properties:

My underarms are never dark or pigmented, still I assure you I have seen a change in the skin tone after using the whitening deos. I started noticing results after 3 months, nothing drastic but still skin tone of my underarms was getting better. If you have very dark and pigmented underarm skin, it’s always better to consult a dermatologist. I don’t think this deo will work wonders for them.

Fragrance:

This deo has a typical feminie fruity punch. It’s mild and pleasant.

Senstivity:

I have been using these whitening deo for almost 2 years now and I never faced any senstivity or irritation. They are very gentle on skin and they do not stain your clothes (y)

 

Pros:
  1. No irritation, sooths skin
  2. Doesn’t stain clothes
  3. Pleasant mild fruity fragrance.
  4. Sturdy packaging.
  5. Reasonable price.
Cons:
  1. It effectively works as an anti-perspirant for only 6-8 hours. Doesn’t last for 48 hours as claimed.
  2. Slightly lightens your underarms gradually (do not expect miracles).
Would I recommend?

Yes, I will buy this again. Only thing is I keep trying all their new launches o_O. I love this range of Whitening Deos and I don’t think there is no stopping me from buying them again!

GlossyPolish Verdict:

3.75/5

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Pond’s White Beauty Pearl Cleansing Gel

Ponds White Beauty Face Wash | Pearl Cleansing Gel | Review

by G Devi

Hey girls! Summer is on its way. It’s getting hotter everyday girls! Deep Cleansing face wash was all I wanted to refresh my skin after a long day. A quick search in the neighborhood and the sleek sparkly pink tube caught my eye. The brand speaks for it, Pond’s White Beauty Pearl Cleansing Gel, I bought it without a second thought. Yes, today it’s Ponds White Beauty Face Wash | Pearl Cleansing Gel. Read the review to know if my search was finally over!

Pond’s White Beauty Pearl Cleansing Gel

Basic Info about Ponds White Beauty Face Wash | Pearl Cleansing Gel

Cleansing face wash for instant glowing and fairer skin. Suits for oily skin as this leaves your skin dry.

Net Wt: 100g                                        Price: Rs. 165

Natural: Nopes                                      Sensitive: No

Pond’s Claim:

Infused with Pearl Essence- known to give glowing, fair skin.

Oxy- Gel formula- Refreshing, foamy lather that effectively removes oil and dirt from deep down within epidermis without making your skin dry.

 

Ingredients:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate Glycerine, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Benzophenone-4, BHT, Niacinamide, Tetrasodium. EDTA, PPG-9, Polysorbate 20, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Perfume, Linalool, Butyphenyl Methypropinol, CI 17200

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Directions to Use:

Wet face and neck area. Take a small amount of gel in your palm and mix with water to form a lather. Massage gently and wash it off.

My Experience with Ponds White Beauty Face Wash | Pearl Cleansing Gel

The face wash comes in a pink tube, the packaging is sleek and sophisticated but the face wash is a huge disappointment. It’s surely not a deep cleansing face wash as claimed :/

It leaves your skin dry. It claims to give a glow to your skin. Nah! It forms a pale layer for 3-5 minutes. The instant fairness is due to this but it makes your skin look dull.

Contrary to its claim to give a foamy lather, it hardly lathers, so it is difficult to apply and massage your skin and of course in this process, you end up using a lot of it in just one wash.

Trust me guys, there is nothing extraordinary about this face wash. It gives you a refreshing feel and nothing more than that.

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Overall Performance of Ponds White Beauty Face Wash | Pearl Cleansing Gel

Pros:

  • Mild and Gentle
  • Pleasant fragrance

Cons:

  • Not a great cleansing face wash
  • Leaves a pale layer for 3-5 minutes
  • Very little lather
  • Makes skin a bit dry

Would I recommend?

No, it’s just another face wash, nothing exceptional: / there are many products out there which cleanse your skin effectively. This face wash was a real disappointment.

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Lakmé Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé 4

Lakmé Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé Review

by G Devi

Call it addiction, call it madness! Most of us use a foundation every single day. Lakmé Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé is one such product from Lakmé Skin Tints range. I have tried out the shade “Shell” from this range. Let’s see how it if worked for me.

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What is it and who is it for?

Light subtle foundation for instant glow with sun protect which easily blends in naturally. Available in three different shades. Non-water resistant, however stays on for 3-4 hours easily. It is for someone who wants to use a foundation on daily bases at a reasonable price. Best for people who have a flawless skin as it doesn’t give any coverage. Shell shade is best suited for slightly dusky skin tones like me!

Net Vol: 30ml

Price:

Rs. 160 for 30ml

Sensitive Skin Alert?

No

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Natural/Organic/Vegan?

No

 

What does the Brand Claim about Lakmé Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé?

 

Lakmé Claims:

Lakmé Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé has the right touch of skin-perfecting colour for an instant glow. Easy to blend and infused with sunscreens, it gives you a confident daily care.

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How to Use:

Dab dots of the product on cheeks, chin, nose and forehead.

Smooth evenly from the centre of your face to outwards.

My Experience with Lakmé Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé

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This foundation is light and subtle for an instant glow. It’s not heavy or cakey. It does not give any coverage [neither it claims so]. It doesn’t conceal your dark circles but lightens them. It also provides sun protection.

It is non water resistant, not suitable in hot and humid climate. However, it stays on for 3-4 hours.

It leaves patches on dry areas. If your skin is not flawless already then this is not your right choice. If your skin is already smooth and you are looking for something just to tone up your skin, you can go with this.

Shell is best suited for slightly dusky skin tones. It is also available in Pearl and Marble shades.

Lakmé Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé

 

Positives of Lakmé Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé

  • Brightens your skin for daily use
  • Used to lighten the under eye area too
  • Thick consistency and easily blends in with the skin.
  • Not too heavy or cakey
  • Claims to have sunscreen
  • Suited for slightly dusky skin tone [other shades are also available: pearl and marble]
  • Stays for 3-4 hours
  • Worth the price

Negatives of Lakmé Face Magic Skin Tints Soufflé

  • No coverage [doesn’t claim though], so it’s patchy on dry areas
  • Not water resistant
  • Need to dip the fingers, because it’s a tub.
  • Ingredients are not mentioned.

Overall would I Repurchase and Recommend?

No, prefer BB creams to this product. Definitely a good buy for someone with flawless skin and is looking for some inexpensive foundation as it doesn’t give any coverage. Does everything it claims though.

GlossyPolish Verdict:

3/5

 

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