Lush-ously soft skin

If a bar of soap and a bottle of shower gel had a steamy affair, this would be the resulting jelly, baby

Score:7

Beauty Score: 7

In England its customary to have ice cream and jelly on a birthday. So on Lush’s tenth birthday in ’05, they released a selection of Shower Jellies. It’s basically wobbly, jiggly soap. Bathing with it is a lot like bathing with Flubber. But that’s what makes It so much fun!

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Review : Flormat Deluxe Shine Gloss Lipstick.

Flormar Deluxe Shine Gloss Lipstick - Vellvette Box, May 2013

Flormar Deluxe Shine Gloss Lipstick – Vellvette Box, May 2013

  • Where did I find this? In my May 2013 Vellvette Box.
  • Price Mentioned : INR 700

 

  • First Reaction: Initially, while looking at it, I was quite excited, Like yay! Another Lipstick! (I love em. I have hoards!) The packaging looked sturdy. And it looked like it would survive bumpy rides in my hand bag.
  • Color: I hated it! It is a vivid Orange with Red undertones. Now, this would look lovely on someone with a fair complexion, on an NC 42 me, it just looked skanky. Take a look.

Flormar Deluxe Shine Gloss Lipstick - Vellvette Box, May 2013

Wait, what? Damn, it photographs very well. Let me show you another picture.

Flormar Deluxe Shine Gloss Lipstick - Vellvette Box, May 2013

Now, that is more like it.

Getting down to business –

What is Working for it:

  1.  Color:  Vivid. If you are looking for something Neon or something that will stand out, this is the one for you.
  2.  Texture: Gloopy, like a melted lipstick. Not too sticky. Light when worn.
  3.  Glossy, high shine. Really reflects well.
  4.  Good color pay off. Very Pigmented.
  5.  Smell : None.
  6.  Photographed very well.

Not working for it:

  1.  Texture: It melted. Need I say more?
  2. Application: Is streaky. You definitely need a lip brush to apply it or you need to pat it down with your fingers
  3.  It transfers everywhere!
  4. After a while, the color settles in lines.

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Final Verdict : Ohh this is a tough one. I love the vivid color and the glossiness. But hate that it transfers everywhere and that it settles in the fine lines after some time. This one is for those days where you feel bold and adventurous and need something a little out there.

I am going to give it 3.5 / 5.

You can check out more on the lipstick HERE

Clinique Chubby Stick

Now here is an alliteration, the Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry! Also quite a tongue twister! Now I am a huge lip product enthusiast and

Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry

Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry

have tonnes of products in this category. I love to try them all! Especially lip balms and lippies with a sheer tint.  Somehow, I believe they strike just the right note on casual.  Anyway, I live in Goa, where dressing up in the heat is not possible. You can feel your make up melting off, the minute you step out into the sun. Nightmare!

Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry

Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry

Home conditions :

Weather –  Extremely hot, humid weather – nightmare in the summer, pleasant in the winter

Lips – Bow shaped, dual toned, need light moisturization

Personal style – very chic and laid back.

Description – Clinique Chubby Stick

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm is a lip treatment with sheer color that relieves dry, cracked lips and provides immediate moisturization. The unique pencil-style applicator provides easy to apply sheer soft lip color and rolls up for ease of use.

Review :

The moment I saw this product on the shelves, web reviews, I was massively excited. A tinted lip balm, with a sheer color looked exactly like something I was looking for. However, the minute the package was handed to me, I was equally disappointed. The box looked tiny and much smaller than the pictures splashed all over the net. Also, the first time I swatched it, the color was too sheer. However, I decided to test it out again(since it was gifted to me) and as soon as I discovered the color was buildable, all was right in the world again. You have to swipe it three or four times to get a satisfactory color. However bear in mind, you don’t get a lipstick like shade, you get a sheer, highly pigmented lip gloss like shade.

Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry - Swatches

Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry – Swatches

Application – On application, it feels light and non-sticky. The texture is luxurious and quite frankly one of the best I have used.

Moisturizing – For the texture being so light, this stick is surprisingly moisturizing.  It lasts 2-3 hours on a cold winter’s day and is one of the longest I have used in tinted lip balms.

Color – Sheer barely there color on the first swipe. But the color is buildable. Decent enough for a tinted lip balm.

Packaging – Just love the twist-up pencil look. Just tuck it in you back and go-go-go!

Thumbs Down for –

Price – Its pricey for INR 1025

Color – Even thought it can be swiped to get a decent color, it could still be more pigmented.

Final Verdict – 4/5

It is one of the best moisturizing tinted lip balm, and has decent enough color.

Suncreen!! – Lóreal UV Perfect SPF 50

Thinking of heading to the beach?? Fun in the sun and sand in your pants?? What is that one thing you should always put on(while stepping out to anywhere, mind you, and not just to the beach) Hehehe, well, you guessed right, Sunscreen! So let me jump right into it and give you a short review of one of my must-haves – The Lóreal UV Perfect, 12 hour long lasting UV protector in Transparent skin.

What Lóreal claims –

UV Perfect, 12 hour long lasting UV perfector. Perfectly hydrates and protects your skin against UV rays, brown spots, skin darkening and premature aging. UV protect contains an optimized UVA/UVB protection filtering system tailor made for asian phototypes.  Enriched with a powerful Anti-oxidant Complex and Activa-cell, to reinforce protection against free radicals and better shield cells, elastin and collagen fibers.

L’Oreal UV Perfect Long Lasting UVA/UVB Transparent SPF 50

L’Oreal UV Perfect Long Lasting UVA/UVB Transparent SPF 50

Nozzle tip - L’Oreal UV Perfect Long Lasting UVA/UVB Transparent SPF 50

Nozzle tip – L’Oreal UV Perfect

L’Oreal UV Perfect Long Lasting UVA/UVB Transparent SPF 50

L’Oreal UV Perfect – What it says

 

What I love about it

1. Never breaks me out in spite of me having super oily, super sensitive skin

2. Noticed a more clear skin tone after about a month of using it.

3. A moisturizer is not required, I find this heavy enough.

4. Skin remains oil free even after 6 hours or so.

5. Has a nozzle(no spillage/wastage) and comes in a nice sturdy plastic bottle

6. No streaking/oxidizing even after hours of wear.

 

What I dislike about it

1. Gives a slightly dewy appearance(highly sought after by a lot of people, but my personal preference is matt skin, always!)

2. 30ml of product for Rs. 499

 

Also to note is that this product comes in many different variants – Transparent skin, Anti dullness and Even Complexion. Even complexion is slightly tinted and may appeal to people looking for a tinted moisturizer. I am yet to try Anti dullness.

Ps. I am quite clueless as to the lack of this product’s popularity. It is such a great product and yet the fuss around it seems minimal. Most people are clueless that such a product exists and stumble on it only in sheer desperation.. Sigh..