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Pac Wedge Sponge

Pac Wedge Sponge Review

by Somya Satija

Who is it for? Pac Wedge Sponge is a set containing 4 sponges in the shape of a wedge perfect for professional-style application or blending of a variety of products.

Pac Wedge Sponge

Price:

INR 225 for 4 sponges

(INR 56.25 for each sponge)

My experience with PAC Wedge Sponge

Packaging:

It comes in a plastic reusable pouch containing the sponge.

Colour and Texture:

The sponges come in 2 color off white and red. They are quite dense and does not soak up a lot of product. When soaked the size increases and becomes even more squishy.

Experience:

I have used beauty blender before which was very expensive considering it was just a sponge. Some may disagree but I find absolutely no difference in the application of Beauty Blender or some cheap sponge. The only difference is the cheap one soaks up more product. Also, with regular use sponges become dirty and no amount of washing cleans it. And dirty sponges give me heebie-jeebies. So I was looking for affordable sponges which you can toss out after using for 2-3 months.

The wedge shape makes it easier to apply contour. I felt no difficulty to cover every nook or corner of my face. It does not soak up much product and can be used wet as well as dry. It gives a natural finish and prevents my makeup from looking cakey,

Now since they are in two colors, I never mix them up. I use each one for a different purpose like foundation, powder, blush, and contour.

What I like about this wedge:
  1. The wedge shape is easy to use
  2. 4 sponges in one pack
  3. Inexpensive
  4. Provides natural finish
  5. The shape makes it easy to contour
  6. Soft and dense
  7. Does not soak up a lot of product
  8. Nice travel-friendly packaging
  9. Can be used dry or wet
  10. Last long
What I dislike about this wedge:
  1. None
Would I repurchase?

I would, but now there is a cheaper alternative by PAC which has 8 wedge sponges for INR 200 which is even cheaper.

Rating:

5/5

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Wow Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

Who is it for? Wow Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo is Anyone looking for a sulphate and paraben free shampoo. It has natural apple cider vinegar and is enriched with argan oil and almond oil.

Wow Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

Price:

INR 499 for 300ml

My experience with WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo:

Packaging:

It comes in a dark coloured bottle with a pump with a lock mechanism.

Texture:

It has a gel texture which is neither runny nor thick.

Fragrance:

It contains apple cider vinegar smell which I find refreshing.

Experience:

This is not one of those shampoos which makes your hair soft and silky after washing. It made my hair rough as I don’t have a habit of using conditioner. It felt the same when I tried using DIY Amla, Reetha, Shikakai powder to wash my hair. It did not cause any hair fall or anything. Despite being a sulphate free shampoo it lathers pretty well. If you have a habit of oiling your hair, wash your hair twice to get rid of that oil.

All in all I don’t hate this shampoo but I do not like it either.

What I like about this shampoo:
  1. Sulphate free
  2. Paraben free
  3. comfortable packaging
  4. Did not cause hair fall
  5. Small ingredient list
  6. Lathers well
  7. Nice fragrance
  8. Contains Argan oil and almond oil
What I dislike about this shampoo:
  1. Makes hair rough
  2. expensive
Will I repurchase?

Maybe

Rating:

3.5/5

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Maybelline Candy Wow Cinnamon Bun

Maybelline Candy Wow Cinnamon Bun Review

by Somya Satija

Who is it for? Maybelline Candy Wow Cinnamon Bun is for those looking for brown mauvy lip balm.

Maybelline Candy Wow Cinnamon Bun

Price:

INR 260 for 2 gram

My experience with Maybelline Candy Wow Lip Balm in Cinnamon Bun

Packaging:

It has a colour coded twist up crayon packaging. Although I find the tube to be too big compared to the amount of lip balm in it.

Fragrance:

It does have some fragrance but it goes away quickly.

Experience:

I love tinted lip balms for days my lips can’t stand lipsticks. It hides chapped lips so well.

The shade Cinnamon Bun is a peachy nude shade which might wash out deeper skin tones. It may not heal dry lips nor does it moisturises very well but the colour pay off is very good. Two swipes is enough. It is not long lasting and would wipe off if you eat or drink. But even without eating or drinking it won’t last for more than two hours. Now since this is a nude shade it wipes off completely without giving a stain but deeper shades do leave a stain.

What I like about this lip balm:
  1. Excellent colour pay off
  2. Convenient travel friendly packaging
  3. Availability
  4. Gives a nice stain ( Not this shade)
  5. Lots of colours to choose from
  6. Glides on smoothly
What I dislike about this lip balm:
  1. Expensive ( 2gm gets over quickly)
  2. Does not last long
  3. This shade is only suitable for fair to medium skin tones
  4. Won’t heal dry lips
Will I repurchase?

This is expensive but I love this shade and will buy it again.

Rating:

4/5

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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Who is it for? Hyaluronic acid serums are a great pick for anyone looking for a serious boost of skin moisture. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is a water-based serum that contains hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Price:

5.99GBP

Packaging:

It comes in a frosted glass dropper bottle which I personally prefer. as it is easy to apply directly to the face.

My experience with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Fragrance:

It has no fragrance:

Sensitivity:

No breakouts, no rashes

Texture and Colour:

It is transparent with a slightly thick consistency.

Experience:

I absolutely loved it. It gave my skin instant hydration and made my face plump and healthy. It did not clog my pores and gets absorbed easily. Initially, it feels sticky on the face, so I usually wait for 2 to 3 minutes before applying anything else.

Do not apply this serum on dry face. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, and it draws moisture from every where else. If you apply it on the dry face this will draw moisture from your skin making it even drier. Also if you live in a dry climate area this won’t work as hyaluronic acid won’t be able to draw moisture from the air.

Give something for hyaluronic acid to work with. Apply a nice moisturizer on top of it so that hyaluronic acid could draw moisture from that.

What do I like about this Serum?
  1. Instant hydration
  2. Moisturises
  3. Does not clog pores
  4. Inexpensive
  5. Fragrance-free
  6. Packaging
  7. Gets absorbed easily
  8. Travel-friendly
  9. For all skin types
What I dislike about this Serum?
  1. Availability
Will I repurchase?

Yes

Rating:

5/5

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Innisfree Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam

Who is it for? Innisfree Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam is for people with normal to oily skin having clogged pores or blackheads. It controls sebum production and cleans pores.

Innisfree Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam

Price:

INR 650 for 150gm

Sensitive skin alert:

No rashes, no breakouts.

My experience with Innisfree Pore Cleansing Foam:

Packaging:

It comes in a nice sturdy tube packaging which is travel-friendly.

Fragrance:

I did not pick up any fragrance.

Color and Texture:

It is thick in consistence and white in color with brown particles, which dissolve when massaged.

My experience:

It lathers pretty well and only a small sized amount is required to cover the face and neck area. So this is going to last long.

My skin type is a combination, with a lot of pores around the nose area. I have dry cheek area and since this is a foam cleanser I don’t use it in winters. But oily skin people will really like this cleanser.

It makes the face squeaky clean and a bit dry. It will also remove all makeup traces.

Also, the pore minimizing claims, can’t say much about that as I have yet to see the difference.

Pros:
  1. Lathers well
  2. Cleanse well
  3. Does not make skin super dry
  4. Free from harsh chemicals
  5. Oily Skin people would love this
  6. Does not break out
  7. No fragrance
Cons:
  1. Expensive
  2. I have yet to see results on my pores
  3. Not suitable for very dry skin people
Will I purchase again?

Yes, but in summers

Rating:

4/5

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Nykaa Sheet Mask Avocado and Moringa

Who is it for? Nykaa Sheet Mask Avocado and Moringa is for anyone who wishes to have nourished and hydrated skin. It is a quick solution to brighten the complexion. Enriched with Avocado to boost collagen and Moringa to nourish skin.

Nykaa Sheet Mask Avocado and Moringa

Price

INR100 for 20ml

How to use?
  1. Cleanse
  2. Apply
  3. Relax
  4. Peel
  5. Massage

My experience with Nykaa Sheet Mask Avocado and Moringa:

Packaging:

The outer packaging is just like any other sheet mask. The sheet is soft and soaking with the serum.

Fragrance:

I could pick up a little fragrance but it was not overpowering

Skin Sensitivity:

No breakouts, no rashes.

Experience:

The sheet used in this mask is pretty thin. I even tore the sheet mask a little. It fits my face perfectly.

This sheet mask claims to give hydration. All sheet masks do that. They give instant hydration. I was hoping that it would do more than that. I liked this sheet mask don’t get me wrong. But still, it won’t come in my top ten sheet mask list. It gave an instant glow to my skin. But I still would like my sheet mask to do much more than that.

What I like about this sheet mask:
  1. Instant Glow
  2. Hydrates
  3. Travel-Friendly Packaging
  4. Fits the face perfectly
  5. The effects were long lasting
  6. No irritation
What I dislike about this sheet mask:
  1. Did not do anything else but hydration
  2. Expensive
  3. Had some fragrance in it
  4. Contains alcohol
Will, I re-purchase?

Probably not. If there is the 2+2 scheme, I might just buy it again. Otherwise no.

Rating:

3.5/5

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The Ordinary L Ascorbic Acid Powder

Who is it for? The Ordinary L Ascorbic Acid Powder is for anyone with dull and lifeless skin and tired of spending buckets of money on Vitamin C serum.

The Ordinary L Ascorbic Acid Powder

Price:

4.99GBP for 20 gm

My experience with The Ordinary L Ascorbic Acid Powder

Packaging:

It comes in a dark glass tub with a small spatula for measuring.

Texture and Colour:

It is a Fine 325 mesh tropical powder. It is white in color and very fine texture which dissolves immediately.

Fragrance:

It has no fragrance.

Experience:

An antioxidant serum is very effective for skin especially Vitamin C. I have used Vitamin C Serums before but had to finish them quickly as I was scared of them degrading. As a result, I used up a lot of product and ended up with clogged pores.

The powdered form of Vitamin C has both pros and cons. On the one hand, it is easy to make a small batch and test it. If your skin does not like it then make another one.

On the other hand, we are not Cosmetic Chemist and it is very easy to go overboard and burn your skin.

It is very important to keep in mind the percentage of powder used. This thing is potent as hell, so try with making a 5% mixture and then move up. Use the spatula to measure the quantity. For example, to make a 10% potent serum use one spatula of powder and mix it with 9 spatulas of other serum/water/glycerin. I mix it with Hyaluronic Acid 2% by The Ordinary.

It worked really well on my skin for the first month. I had brightened and even skin. It cleared my old acne scars to an extent. But it all went downhill after that. I thought my skin could handle a more potent version, but it could not. I had dry patches and redness on my face. I had to take a break from vitamin C and pumped my skin with moisturizers. Took about 2 weeks to get rid of dry patches and then again included this in my skincare regime. Now I do not exceed the 15% limit.

What I like about this L Ascorbic Acid Powder:
  1. An only a little amount is required to make a batch, so it is going to last long.
  2. Immediate brightness
  3. Evens skin tone
  4. Affordable
  5. Make it using products your skin likes
  6. Mixes really quickly
  7. Very potent
What I dislike about this L Ascorbic Acid Powder:
  1. One can easily go overboard
  2. Making small batches every week is time-consuming
  3. The exact measurement is tough
Will I repurchase?

The Ordinary has a lot of products with Vitamin C. I would like to try them first.

Rating:

4/5

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Nykaa Sheet Mask Rose And Goat Milk

Nykaa Sheet Mask Rose And Goat Milk Review

by Somya Satija

Who is it for? Nykaa Sheet Mask Rose And Goat Milk gives nourished and radiant skin. Enriched with Rose which gives visibly brighter skin texture with natural radiance and Goat   Milk which contains Vitamin A for dry and sensitive skin.

Nykaa Sheet Mask Rose And Goat Milk

Price

INR100 for 20ml

How to use:

After cleansing and toning place this sheet mask on face for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the mask and gently pat the extra serum.

Sensitive Skin Alert?

No. Had no breakouts or rashes.

My experience with Nykaa Sheet Mask Rose And Goat Milk

Packaging:

The outer packaging is just like any other sheet mask. The sheet was soft and soaking with the serum.

Fragrance:

It has some sort of scent to it

Experience:

The first thing one notice is that the sheet used is thinner as compared to another sheet mask. It feels soft and is dripping with serum. In fact, I had a lot left after I used the sheet mask.

Rose and goat milk was the best sheet mask out of the entire range. My skin felt really good. My skin was hydrated and moisturized. Felt like touching my skin all day. The effects are however temporary.

Never the less if you have to buy one mask out of the entire Nykaa Sheet mask range, buy this one.

What I like about this sheet mask:
  1. The skin was super glowy.
  2. It moisturized my skin really well
  3. No irritation
  4. Skin did not feel tacky
  5. Suitable for all skin types
  6. Travel-friendly
What I dislike about this sheet mask?
  1. Pricy
  2. Effects not long lasting
  3. Contains Alcohol
  4. Really thin sheet
Will I re-purchase?

Yes. I really liked this one. This is the best of the entire range.

Rating:

4.5/5

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WOW Aloe Vera Gel

Wow Aloe Vera Gel Review

by Somya Satija

Who is it for? Wow  Aloe Vera Gel is a multi-purpose gel, which can be used by anyone. It is 99% pure without parabens, mineral oil, silicone, color or synthetic fragrance.

WOW Aloe Vera Gel

Price:

INR 299 for 130ml

Natural/Organic/Vegan?

Totally

How to apply?

Take a little amount of this gel and gently massage it after cleansing.

My experience with WOW Skin Science Aloe Vera

Packaging:

It comes in a green leaf-like the squeeze tube, which is handy, and travel-friendly.

Fragrance:

It does not have any fragrance, which is a relief.

My Experience:

WOW claims that this aloe vera is 99% pure.

WOW, Aloe Vera is transparent in color. It has the usual aloe vera gel-like consistency. I use this Aloe Vera in almost everything, hair mask, face pack, DIY serum. Earlier I used The Face Shop Aloe Vera gel but it contained alcohol and some fragrance in it. This one is free of Alcohol, parabens and any sort of fragrance. It will suit all skin types. It spreads easily and has a lightweight formula.

I sometimes mix it with my facial oil or heavy moisturizers to dilute them. Aloe Vera gel makes them spread easily.

For this price it is a must buy for everyone.

What I like
  1. Affordable
  2. Pure formula (99%)
  3. Travel-friendly
  4. Will suit all skin types
  5. Hygienic packaging
  6. Multi-purpose
  7. No fragrance
  8. No breakouts or rashes
  9. Hassle Free
What I dislike
  1. Even though it is 99% aloe vera it is still not as good as actual aloe vera
Will, I re-purchase?

Definitely

Rating:

5/5

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Faces Ultime Pro Eyeshadow Palette Nude

Faces Ultime Pro Eyeshadow Palette Nude Review

by Somya Satija

Who is it for? Faces Ultime Pro Eyeshadow Palette Nude is a 10 shade palette with transition and shimmer shades. It is beginner friendly. It is perfect to create no makeup looks as well as glamour looks.

Faces Ultime Pro Eyeshadow Palette Nude

Price:

INR 999 for 10g

My experience with Faces Ultime Pro Eyeshadow Palette Nude

Packaging:

It comes in a compact sleek eyeshadow package. No mirror is present which is a drawback. The brush provided is also pretty useless, but that is the case with all eyeshadow palettes. I haven’t dropped it yet but it looks quite fragile. One drop and it will shatter.

Texture:

All the colous have a nice smooth texture. They glide on easily over the eyelids.

Experience:

It has 2 matte shades, 5 glitter shades and three foiled eyeshadows.

The colours are highly pigmented and universal.

This is beginner friendly as one cannot go wrong with browns.

It has multi purpose colours. Like the last one is perfect for highlighting cheekbones. One can use each shade separately alone for a neutral look. There are three foiled colours with an amazing pigment. They work best when applied with fingers.

Staying Power:

Except 2 shades rest last all day long.

What I do like about this eyeshadow palette:
  1. Pigmented
  2. Beautiful neutral shades
  3. Decent staying power
  4. Multi purpose
  5. Easily available
  6. Both glitter and matte shades
  7. Sleek travel friendly packaging
What I dislike about this eyeshadow palette:
  1. No mirror
  2. Poor applicator
  3. Expensive
Will I re-purchase or recommend

Yes. I absolutely love it.

Rating:

4.8/5

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