Treatment for dark lips – Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

Today I am going to jot down my experience with Forest Essentials – Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm. This is my first product from Forest Essentials or probably it might be the first and last until I find some stable finance in my pocket (all the products are way too expensive, but are worth every penny). I visited ‘Forest Essentials’ at Inorbit Mall, Whitefield, Bangalore and every time I pass by I used to say to myself ‘Some day I will definitely purchase something from here’ and then I got an opportunity to be a proud owner of Sweet Narangi juice Lip Balm from Forest Essentials 🙂

Why did I buy this one? I have purchased lot of lipsticks and lip colors but guess what, whichever lipstick I use it doesn’t matter my lip color gets too dominating and the product is lost in my lips. I was really longing since a while for a pretty pink lips so that my lip products doesn’t go a mere waste ! Voila ! the solution was resting right inside forest essentials.

Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

Description – “Moisturising Lip Balms made with Kokum butter which contains an abundance of healing ingredients including vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid profile. These fatty acids are indispensable for their emollient properties. Organic Beeswax deeply nourishes and restores elasticity to the skin Almond oil from sweet almonds is the most nutritious. Narangi is natural astringent, anti-oxidant, detoxifying. These lip balms seal in moisture, soothe dry lips, and leave them soft smooth and glossy”

Product Benefits – Forest Essential Lip Balm (Sweet Narangi Juice) is uniquely designed to replenish and soften dry, chapped lips. Enriched with goodness of Natural Butters and Beeswax this balm gently heals and hydrate the lips. Free from synthetic chemicals and petroleum products this Lip Balm contains Narangi Juice and Almond oil to protect your lips. Due to its extraordinary moisturizing and hydrating properties it seals in moisture and soothes dry lips leaving them soft and glossy”

Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

Ingredients – 40 % Kokum Butter, Organic Beeswax 20 %, Cold Pressed Organic Almond Oil 10 %, Cocoa Butter 5 %, Narangi Essential Oil 0.1 %, Base QS

Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

My experience – Well, when I purchased it first all I could see and get excited was about the classy packaging. The lip balm is enclosed in a golden case with a small mirror inside for our convenience. The product looks so tempting that you want to eat them all. That feeling you get post application, I personally felt like grabbing some taste (but never try it please 😛 ).

Lip balm is very transparent although it possesses a stunning yellow color. The texture is very smooth and it comfortably settles in your lips. The fragrance is extremely tempting and moisturizing, it treats dry/chapped lips to a great extent.

Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

If you are looking to lighten your lip pigmentation this one will be the right choice for you. You need to use to continuously (at-least 3 to 4 times a day) for better results. I could see a genuine change in my lip color from dark to medium after 2 months of usage (however I didn’t apply it continuously, hence I guess it took pretty long time). I am sure in few months from now, it is going to help me lighten a bit more and hoping to achieve pretty pink lips soon 🙂

Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm

If you are looking for a drastic change in the lightening of pigmentation, well you need to wait for a couple of months (may  be 1-2 months of continuous application).

Price – When I purchased it some months back it was Rs 495/- but now Sweet Narangi Juice Lip Balm is Rs 595/- for 5g. You can purchase it online here –

http://www.forestessentialsindia.com/products/by-category/facial-care/lip-treatment/luscious-lip-balm-sweet-narangi-juice.html

Thumbs-up

* Treats dry/chapped/pigmented lips

* Extremely Moisturizing and hydrating

* Settles comfortably in your lips

* Leaves your lips soft and glossy

* Lightens your lip pigmentation

* Classy Packaging

Thumbs-down

* Too expensive for a lip-balm

* Doesn’t feel hygienic sometimes when you use your hand for application every time

Explore Your Beauty Rating – 4.5/5

My dear friends, if at all you are benefited with the product please drop your comments for others to benefit through your experience. I am glad that I found sometime on Monday morning for this review and for keeping up my word 🙂 Wish you all a great week ahead and I will soon be back with another interesting review. Take care girls and c ya soon 🙂

Jan Vellvette Bag – FAB BAG 2014

Helloooooooooooooo Everyoneeeeeeee !!! First of all Wish you All a Very Happy New Year 2014 !!! Quite late for a new year wish and also to post the Jan Velvette Bag – FAB BAG 2014 – Contents; however this is for all those who have been waiting to know about the innovative products included in the Jan FAB BAG 2014.

New Year has absolutely commenced with stunning products from Velvette/FAB BAG. Among these products, there is one favorite product and I am sure after taking a look you might all have the same product in mind as your favorite. Unleashing the Jan Fab Bag 2014 here;

Jan Vellvette Bag 2014

Jan Vellvette Bag 2014

Product 1 – Votre Pore Shrink Toner

This is effective for all those who have got open pores on your cheeks, this product tends to lessen the visibility of the pores.

Votre Pore Shrink Toner

Votre Pore Shrink Toner

Product 2 – NYX ROUND LIP GLOSS

NYX ROUND LIP GLOSS

NYX ROUND LIP GLOSS

Here are the swatches;

NYX ROUND LIP GLOSS SWATCHES

NYX ROUND LIP GLOSS SWATCHES

Product 3 – Coconut Face Mask (2 Sachets)

Coconut Face Mask

Coconut Face Mask

Product 4 – Nyassa Almond Body Butter

Almond Body Butter

Nyassa Almond Body Butter

I know this is so tempting that you wanna eat them all 😉 But just to remind myself again this is body butter but not a solution for my hunger 🙂

Nyassa Almond Body Butter

Nyassa Almond Body Butter

Also a cute 2014 Calender add-on that fits in your bags 🙂

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Thanks to my friend Archana & Pushpa for lending this month’s Vellvette Bag for my review 🙂

But again, I found a bug in the list mentioned below, they were supposed to give Mango Mask I believe but what was inside the bag had been  coconut mask instead. I hope FAB BAG crew takes care of these type-errors in future.

There are also some discounts mentioned which you can avail while purchasing online.

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Thanks FAB BAG crew for a great start ! We are now awaiting Valentine month’s bag 🙂

I am sure the bag is gonna be filled with hearts outside and our hearts inside for another set of stunning products.

Jan Fab Bag 2014

Jan Fab Bag 2014

As I mentioned earlier there is one product in this list which is making crave for it over & over again.

My Fav Product – NYX Round Lip Gloss

I am sure this one would have been your choice too 🙂

Well this post ends right here and as I promised to post something interesting in my previous post, I will definitely keep up my word. I apologize to keep you all waiting but I will try to be punctual enough and speed up the frequency of posts going forward. Thank you all again for your continuous support and wish you all good luck and great days ahead !!! C ya soon 🙂

December Vellvette Bag 2013

Firstly, ‘Vellvette’ is now ‘FAB BAG’, so the URL from now on is http://www.fabbag.com/. However I am still used to addressing it as ‘Vellvette’ and that sounds unique too. Hopefully I am soon used to this change to ‘FAB BAG’ :P.

Last December being the last month of the year 2013, Vellvette, Mmm..I mean FAB BAG for the December month has been pretty Fab !!! The combination of full size and sample products definitely attracted a lot of people to place an order and this time they were shipped in 3 different batches.

I am not going to take a lot of your time, so here goes the ‘December FAB BAG & its contents’.

Theme – Colorful bag with Christmas Stars 😀

December Vellvette Bag 2013

December Vellvette Bag 2013

December Vellvette Bag 2013

December Vellvette Bag 2013

Now that you have taken a glimpse of the bag, here goes the contents inside;

1) Iraya – Nourishing Lotus Body Butter

Iraya Nourishing Lotus Body Butter

Iraya Nourishing Lotus Body Butter

2) Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli Hair Conditioner

Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli Hair Conditioner

3) LASplash Nail Splash

LASplash Nail Splash

LASplash Nail Splash

4) anna andre acetone-free nail remover

anna andre acetone free nail remover

So Vellvette – well planned product distribution, however I found a bug on the pamphlet this time too 😛

December Vellvette Bag 2013

Instead of ‘Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli Hair Conditioner’ it is mistakenly printed as ‘Brocato Curlinterrupted Treatment Kit (Shampoo +Conditioner)

I really think you guys need to fix this one soon 🙂

That summarizes the December Vellvette Bag 2013 contents.

December Vellvette Bag 2013

Lets all look forward for the new year’s arrival. Well, Feb might also be special as ‘Valentines day’ is on the way. Plan your first Vellvette bag during these two months as for a couple of months after Feb there are no interesting festivals coming up 🙂

One more fab news is that, you can find your perfect gift for men too 🙂 Yes ! Vellvette – FAB BAG has now officially opened doors for ‘MEN’s BAG’. So if you want to gift someone special, for perfect grooming – I guess the destination is right here – http://www.fabbag.com/men.html

With that, I am signing off for now. I have planned a very interesting post that is about to pop up this weekend 🙂 Till then take care friends and have an awesome weekend ! Let the Fun Begin !!!

MAC VIVA GLAM VI lipstick

Ever since my affinity towards MAC products grew, I somehow wanted to spot my first/best MAC lipstick in town. I had been hunting for a while (actually a year: P) for picking up the right shade that suited my lip color. And then ‘MAC Viva Glam VI’ landed like a Goddess which was the ‘one’ that I had been looking for; Never did I realize I would land up in a lipstick that possesses the same shade of my lip color and what it does extra, is the perfect Matte Finish which completes my everyday look.

For certain lip tones’ falling in the darker pigmentation, no matter which lipstick is being used, the lip color still dominates the lipstick. My lips fall in one such category and no matter what color I use, in a couple of minutes my lip color just dominates the lipstick. My hunt didn’t stop since 2 years and finally I had to settle only with lip balms as I didn’t find any lipstick which is capable of stamping its existence. But then, MAC did it! It just tricked my lip tone portraying the same shade with a vibrancy of Matte Finish.

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC Claims; “VIVA Glam VI, the newest member of the Viva Glam Family, is a warm terracotta-plum with pearl finish. Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM lipstick is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund support to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS”

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

A little bit of happiness prevails here for a small contribution from my end towards a social cause J MAC Viva Glam VI is a lustre finish lipstick that is extremely moisturizing. This sheer coverage by VIVA Glam VI is very easy to wear/light/so comfortable that you don’t feel like there is something sitting on your lips and this is one of the best aspects the VIVA Glam VI possesses.

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

The color is neutral and is not so pigmented. However you can build up the terracotta-plum shade with a couple of swipes. The chocolaty finish it produces on your lips is just striking. I wear it every day and I found it very pleasing unlike other jarring shades confined only to party wears.

The VIVA Glam packaging is very classy and is different from other MAC lipsticks. The outer tube is metallic red in color which sports the MAC logo and the lipstick is vanilla scented. This lipstick is specifically the best when you tend to sport your eyes with a notable eye make-up. This neutral-soft shade is capable of complementing your eye make-up in a very efficient manner.

About the staying power, for me it lasts about 3 hours and you can make it last long with the help of a lip-liner.

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

MAC VIVA GLAM VI

Thumbs-up;

  • Perfect portrayal of Plum-Chocolate-Rosy-Terracotta shade
  • Neutral and soft coverage that complements your gaudy eye make-up
  • Glides on your lips easily, comfortable and extremely moisturizing
  • Even matte finish is obtained

Thumbs-down;

  • Not so pigmented but you can build up the color with a couple of swipes
  • It isn’t long lasting and needs frequent application once in 3-4 hours
  • You need a lip-liner for best results pertaining to staying power

Price: Rs 990

Explore your beauty Rating; 4.5/5

Explore your beauty Verdict: MAC VIVA GLAM VI is a lustre lipstick with neutral/soft/sheer coverage for an everyday look. It easily glides on your lips and sits comfortably giving a lighter feel. The staying power is about 3-4 hours and you can enhance it with a help of a lip-liner. The pigmentation is less and you need to build up the color with 3-4 swipes. If you are looking for something which suits perfect for your everyday look, I guess MAC VIVA GLAM VI could be one among your choices.

MAC VIVA GLAM VI demo

November Vellvette Bag 2013

Before I begin with my post, what kept me so busy since a month?

1)      Adapting to new workplace

2)      Forcing myself to catch the company shuttle at sharp 10

3)      Missing shuttle everyday and promising myself to keep up the word the next day

4)      Attempting cooking since a while

5)      Forcing myself to be regular at gym

6)      Enrolling myself in a new Yoga programme

7)      Finding my wardrobe empty although I could see a couple of dresses (actually more than that :P)

8)      Shopping frequently thereby cribbing that I am not shopping at all

9)      Surrendering credit cards to my mom and convincing myself to take it only in case of emergency (the next emergency occurrence, shopping :P)

10)   Reminding myself to post everyday and convincing myself that I will do it in a while.

Ok so the list goes on and on…..Finally glad that I found some time to pen down the next post. I am too late to write this review of November Vellvette Bag Contents, however I guess this time it is quite important for me to pen down a couple of new experiences.

Last month had been quite hectic that I was very much pressed for time. However my friends gave me this privilege to continue writing about Vellvette bag as they had already placed orders for the next few months.

This time it’s going be about 3 November Vellvette Bags and their contents.

November Vellvette Theme – ‘Band Baja Beauty’

I was really excited about this theme when clues came popping up on Facebook and Twitter and I felt really bad for not ordering one for myself. I was too anxious to see what my friends had received.

This time I have a couple of points/feedback to Vellvette regarding this month experience. Due to the shift in my workplace, my friends/colleagues had to update the shipping address to the new office location which they had updated a month back. But unfortunately we were upset on day 1 when we were informed from the courier guy that our bags have been shipped to the old location 😦

Courier Guy – Ma’m I am in reception, could you please come and collect your packages?

Us – Sure, we are on the way

Courier Guy – Have you people reached?

Us – Yes, we are standing in reception too.

Courier Guy – I am in Tower A reception, where are you?

Us – We are also in Tower A reception?, Where are you?

(This goes for a while about half an hour)

Us – You are in Bellandur office right?

Courier Guy – Sorry Ma’m, I am in whitefield office as the shipping address is in whitefield only.

This made us really upset and we had to travel to our new office to collect the bags. Vellvette! , You got to keep in mind about the ‘Updates of Shipping Address’ as it is a very crucial entity in shipping.

So finally my friends received the November Vellvette bags!

First I must say that the bags look totally stunning. Pink is so adorable and the black Polka dots is such a perfect add-on. Such quality bags every month is definitely a big plus for Vellvette 😀

Take a look at the Trio collection 🙂

November Vellvette Bag 2013

November Vellvette Bag 2013

November Vellvette Bag 2013

November Vellvette Bag 2013

November Vellvette Bag 2013

This time it seemed like each one received 3 products plus a Bonus product.

November Vellvette Bag Set 1

November Vellvette Bag 2013

November Vellvette Bag Set 2

November Vellvette Bag 2013

November Vellvette Bag Set 3

November Vellvette Bag 2013

(For one of my friends, the bonus product was present, but it isn’t mentioned in the above card).

Also the bonus product was placed outside the box but not inside , it didn’t look pleasing.

Also the guide for few of the products were missing 😦 (So we had to check individual usage guidelines on net)

I am sure Vellvette must be overloaded with orders this time, however perfection for each of its package is ultimately the most important aspect for a customer to continue her orders. Vellvette! , Please note these points too 🙂

Lipstick and Glitter eye-liner were my favorite ones this time and I wish Vellvette showers more products like these.

However, thanks to Vellvette for once again showering quality products in November, last but not the least, the final bag orders for this year is already out and I am sure Vellvette will keep up to the expectations by showering exciting products this time too. Go ahead and surprise your loved ones this Christmas and New Year 🙂

With that I will sign off for the day, will be back with another interesting post soon 🙂 Take care all and have a blessed week 🙂

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush Review

Bliss ! Bliss ! Bliss !

Which among these is Bliss?

1) Sipping coffee throughout the day.

2) Reading your favorite book while sipping coffee.

3) Staring at the sky while sipping coffee.

Wait ! Wait ! This is totally about my obsession with coffee. Let me wind this up with one last thing,

4) Reviewing your favorite product while sipping coffee 😛

Now I tell you, the last one is complete bliss.

When I grab a cup of coffee, thoughts just flow out of control and with that turbulent flow I present my review on one of my favorite product ‘Florelle Wet and Dry Blush – Marmorized’ here.

This product reached me through my October Vellvette Bag contents; – https://exploreyourbeauty.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/october-vellvette-bag-2013/

Thanks Vellvette ! And I must say this one is awesome 😀

Before I get into my experience, I would love to showcase the clicks first. Here you go;

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush

Check out the swatches below;

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush Swatches

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush Swatches

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush Swatches

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush Swatches

I have never heard about this brand before, so I did seek Google for a little help and finally landed here http://www.florelle-cosmetics.com/blush_wet.html.

Company Claims “A very new formula which multiply the colour and the lightness. An ultra-pearly soft powder, which ensures a perfect adherence and comfort. The colour can be blended as desired. For a soft natural make-up, use the brush dry. For a more dramatic look use the wet brush to give more coverage and long lasting wear. Available in 7 shades.”

My hands-on

Packaging

Prior to these, the only blushes that I have experienced is from the brands – Faces and Maybelline. As far as this new entry from Florelle is concerned, I must say that it has definitely lived up to my expectations.

This blush comes in a transparent casing and is very comfortable to handle. It possesses stylish looks and is very compact to be carried on the go. Now what I had been wondering since a while is about the blue shimmer particles included in the blush. However it doesn’t disturb the pinkish shade that is expected out of it.

One differentiating aspect from other blushes is that, Florelle – blush can be used in dry and wet forms. Dry form can be used for daily wear and the wet form is for specifically creating a very dramatic look confined to occasions/parties.

Usage

It would be great if you could purchase a dedicated brush for using blush and then all you got to do is – Smile! Let the apple of your cheeks be visible; gently swipe your brush on the blush and highlight the apple of your cheeks extending it a little upwards.

To use it in a wet form, you got to swipe the brush gently on the water drops, damp a little and then swipe it on the product and proceed it for further application. I have tried the product in a dry form which lasted for almost 5-6 hours in a day.

Price

I had been very lucky to experience this International brand through Vellvette at a very affordable cost, it was one among the products I received in my Vellvette bag for 300+ bucks, so I definitely didn’t pay the actual amount for this blush. On an average I would have spent 100+ for this blush.

The actual price of this blush is around Rs 750 and it is quite a turn-off for people who are looking for products at affordable costs. However if you wish to try the same, just log-on to http://www.vellvette.com/florelle-wet-dry-blush-marmorized.html and purchase them separately.

Next time, if you wish to experience these kind of products I advice you to order a Vellvette bag and experience International brands at the lowest price possible.

Pros

1) Travel friendly packaging.

2) Soft shimmer which adds vibrancy to your looks.

3) Enough Product quantity that can last for years.

4) Gives a natural look in the daylight.

5) Lasts for 5-6 hours.

6) Adorable Rosy-Cheeky looks.

Cons

1) Highly expensive for a blush

2) Unnecessary interruption of blue shimmer.

3) No brush provided even at such an expensive cost.

4) Availability in India

5) No interesting odor

So don’t you want to see the final looks 🙂 Here you go;

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush Clicks

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush Clicks

Florelle Wet and Dry Blush Clicks

I hope you all liked the review; With that I sign off for the day, will be back with another interesting review soon.

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Monday is few hours from now and I am trying hard to get motivated for another tiresome day at work 🙂 I hope all of you are motivated too (at the earliest :P) Take care Gurlssss And Havvvv Loaaaads offfff Funnnn !!!