Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mirzya Inspired Makeup Look and Products Breakdown

A big hello to everyone :)

I am not much into bollywood movies or makeup. But sometimes, something looks enticing and you just can't avoid that. Earlier, I did a Sharmila Tagore look. This time, what caught my attention is this pretty girl in Mirzya and her makeup. Since, I am doing certification from Makeup Academy - Gorgeous Cosmetics, here in Melbourne, Australia, and we recently learnt makeups of different genre, I saw this Amazon Queen inspired makeup look in Mirzya. I couldn't resist and straight away thought of trying it out. Though, not with such perfection, but anyways, I wanted to do it, in my own way :).



Products used to create this look -

Base - Bioderma moisturizer
           Gorgeous Base Perfect Foundation 
           Ben-nye Fixing Powder
           Gorgeous Bronzer

Eyes - Gorgeous Eye Shadow 
           Gorgeous Cake Eye Liner
           Maybelline High Volum Mascara

Lips - Gorgeous Lip Pencil in Barely There
           Gorgeous Lip Gloss



Makeup Products




And the final look is here -



Mirzya



#Mirzya inspired look



Short and simple. This post :).

You can check more of my work on facebook at ritcharaomakeovers and do like the page if you really like my makeup. 

I hope you like it. Do leave your feedback and comments below. I would love to read them.

Love to all
Ritcha :)


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Inglot black liquid eyeliner - Review and Swatches

Hi,

An early weekend this time. Happy me :)

More time to relax, more time to spend with kids. Oh...how I love this :))

Today, my review is about a product that enhances the most enticing part of our body....our eyes. Eyes can be so expressive yet they can hide anything. I love making my eyes more beautiful through various eye makeup looks, different eye liners etc. etc.

Inglot black liquid eyeliner - Review and Swatches



But do I like all products that make eyes prettier!!
Nope.

I am a sucker for all makeup products. Eyes, lips, face, actually every makeup product I just adore.

Coming back to eyes, I have been so fond of eye liners since I got to know that I am a girly sort of girl and we girls have full right to enhance our natural features!! Eyeliner was one of my first few makeup items. I have not looked back since that time.  Yes, eye liners have been a companion even before I fell in love with my hubby :P **just kidding**  

I have tried many eyeliners, be it liquid, gel, kohl, pencil or just any. But Inglot liquid eyeliner is one of the best liquid eyeliners I have ever used.  Read on more to know more about this black beauty.


Inglot black liquid eyeliner - Review and Swatches

What the brand says:

High intensity pigments and an ultra-fine applicator guarantees high precision and solid colour with this quick drying liquid liner that doesn’t smudge. Silicones protect the skin and smoothen textural differences ensuring flawless application.


Staying Power:  

It is water resistant but not waterproof. It does not get washed off completely with water and you would require a makeup remover. It does not smudge or flake. Impressive!

Inglot black liquid eyeliner - Review and Swatches

Packaging:

Inglot liquid eyeliner comes in a good quality black plastic body. The applicator is pretty easy to use with a felt tip. The tip is enough hard and thin to provide desirable application. I really really like it.


Texture:

The texture is very fine, neither too thick nor runny. Dries up really quick and gives a jet black colour. Yes, you read it right, this eyeliner provides a high pigmentation..love love love this thing too :)

Inglot black liquid eyeliner - Review and Swatches

Inglot black liquid eyeliner - Review and Swatches



Price:

Rs. 900/- for 4ml.



My Views on Inglot Liquid Eyeliner :

What do you look for in a liquid eyeliner?

Pigmentation - Inglot liquid eyeliner in black provides a high pigmentation and its easy to hold applicator just adds on to the positives.

Applicator brush - The applicator tip is so user friendly that you can easily apply any shape of eyeliner, be it thick or super thin, wing or no-wing. Even if you don't like it, you can always use your own eye liner brush for easy application.

It come in a black bottle, which is quite travel friendly. The only thing which is a turned off for me is that it is not waterproof. Had it been waterproof, it would have been best eyeliner present in market these days. I have super oily eyelids and it does smudge in humid weather and in rains, it can make you look devilish :D. So, better avoid.

The price that it comes at, a whopping amount of Rs. 900/-  for 4ml, I don't feel it is worth that much. The packaging is no luxury, the quantity is not much and it is not waterproof.

What makes it work for me is its color, the jet black, the brush, the consistency, the drying speed. Plus, it contains no parabens. 


Pros:
  •        Jet black color.
  •        Easy to use applicator.
  •        Smooth and thin tip.
  •       Stays on really long.
  •        Travel friendly packaging.
  •        No parabens.


Cons :
  •        It’s not waterproof
  •        Expensive


Overall Rating:


3.5/5

I would have given it 4.5 if it had been priced at Rs. 500 or less. At 900 bucks, we expect much more. Though I love the intense color payoff and quality but that it is not waterproof and seeing the quantity, I think they could have priced it better. But then, the brand is not mine to comment :P.
You can definitely give this a try for its amazing blackest black color and easy formula. Just avoid in rainy and humid weather and you will surely love it.



Monday, September 19, 2016

Giveaway winner of Livon #salonnahilivon Challenge

Finally, I am  here to declare Livon #salonnahilivon giveaway contest's winner. First of all, a big thanks to all the participants and it was really nice to read your tips on how you make your hair salon ready.

But, after going through all the entries, there were only a few who actually fulfilled all the necessary conditions. I wish I could make everyone a winner but this time I can choose only two.

Giveaway winner of Livon #salonnahilivon Challenge


And the winners are Piyush Verma and Preksha Modi. Congratulations to both of you. Please contact me with your address and contact details within 48hrs or I will have to choose another winner. Hope you will enjoy the stuff.

For all those who didn't win, don't loose your heart as I have many more giveaways lined up for coming season. And another one will be a fashion giveaway, where you will get a chance to win an outfit. 

Happy weekend!! 

Love to all
Charu :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

L'oreal Elvive Fibralogy Thickening Conditioner Review And Price


I bought this conditioner when I was ditched by my previous one and had nothing left except buying a new one. I didn’t find any good brand in the store near the street. When I reached the l’oreal counter there were very less products to chose from. Then “L'oreal Elvive Fibralogy Thickening Conditioner” caught my eye. Being a loreal product I could trust upon this one. In the past too I have used many L'oreal hair products, specially loreal professional range and really liked it. 



This time it was something new so I was really excited. But while thinking about all these things the thing which I forgot is that I already have thick hair..so is this the one for me!! Was it a smart buy or a waste!! Read on: 

As they say this product basically thickens the hair fibre and you will see hair getting noticiably thick after every wash. I used it after my regular shampoo as you see its a conditioner. First time I used this my hair were very soft but as far as thickening part concerned I did not notice any change..may be these are already thicker :P

The Product Claims –
What if science could give you thicker hair than nature did?

A breakthrough in the science of hair, L'Oréal Laboratories have created our 1st haircare range proven to give thicker hair wash after wash*. Specially developed with Filloxane, the Fibralogy range visibly thickens the hair fibre from the inside. The diameter of the hairfibre progressively increases with each wash.

Revolution: Filloxane
A patented technology proven to:
Penetrate deep within the fibre
Expand & thicken hair
The formula remains in the fibre for a long lasting effect


Elvive Fibralogy Thickening Conditioner instantly detangles your hair without weighing it down and also increases the diameter of your hair fibre - making it visibly thicker, leaving your hair thicker and healthy looking.


Directions for Use -
Work through the length of your hair, right to the tips, avoiding scalp and then rinse. Follow with Fibrology Masque for best results.


Texture and Consistency –
As the name says L'oreal Elvive Fibralogy Thickening Conditioner has a thick consistency, its not runny. The colour is white and the smell is very mild.


Ingredients –
Water/Aqua, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Aminopropyl Triethoxysilane, Limonene, Cetyl Esters, Starch Acetate, Lactic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Linalool,  Geraniol,  Citronellol, Parfume












Price–
$ 5.95 for 250ml
I got it for $ 4.00, as a special discount was going on :) 


My Experience With  L'oreal Elvive Fibralogy Thickening Conditioner - 
I have thick hair but while buying this conditioner I somehow forgot this. When it is specifically made to thicken hair fibre from within which is not at all my concern then how cold it suit me. But then I thought it will atleast make my hair smooth and shiney.  Forget Shine, after wash it seemed like this conditioner filled my hair with unwanted air and thickness which made them look poufy but then again, it is not specifically for already thick hair. 

After first few washes it made my hair feel soft but just soft, nothing more than that. But I can not blame the product totally as my concerns are totally different than what purpose it solves. So..no issues!! 


Pros –
  • Makes hair instantly soft
  • Very affordable
  • Nice and very light fragrance.
  • Travel friendly packaging.
  • Works better with same shampoo.
  • Good for thin hair.


Cons –
  • Fills unwanted air and thickness into my hair and makes them poufy but then, it is not specifically for already thick hair.
  • Did not notice any long term change in shine and softness.
  • Not good for curly hair.


Overall Rating –

3.5/5

I gave it 3.5 as this product isn't made for my hair type and if you have thin and light hair then it may solve your purpose to get volume. I have read people loving this product and have heard a lot of good things about the product. So obviously I will not buy it again but it might be the next best conditioner for you. I will recommend it to those, who have thin hair, you must try this one but with the same shampoo. :)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Livon #salonnahilivon Challenge and Contest Alert!!

Helloooo,

As promised, I am here with another exciting giveaway contest #salonnahilivon, where you get a chance to win a Livon hamper.
Read on to know more about it :)



Serum is as important in hair care regime as water for perfect skin. It is the real food for your hair. Livon serum gives your hair super smooth and ultra glossy finish and you can use it anytime, anywhere.


How to Use:

Livon serum works best if applied to damp hair. But in case you are on-the-go, try and damp your hair a bit!


Just shampooed hair:

Just-shampooed hair are tangled and prone to breakage. But you can protect your hair from breakage by applying livon serum after every shampoo.
·         Use livon serum on shampooed and towel dried damp hair
·         Take a small quantity in your palm to start with
·         Ease your tangles by applying livon serum gently along the hair length, start with the middle portion and work your way to the bottom of the hair length.
·         Use the last portion left on your hands to control the frizz on the top part of your hair


Dry hair:

Harsh wind & pollution can cause frizz and tangles to recur. And hard combing to remove tangles may lead to breakage. A few drops of livon serum is your rescue to untangle your hair easily and protect it from breakage during combing.
·         Apply a few drops gently to the ends of the hair.
·         Experience a new ease of combing leading to less



Hamper looks tempting!!

So, lovely friends, to experience all this awesomeness, you just have to follow some simple steps!!
Yes!!
There will be 2 winners who get a chance to win this Livon hamper. Get started :)

You can participate and get a chance to win by following these simple steps - 

1.  Tell me in comments how do you make your hair salon ready. 
2.  Like Myglossyaffair on Facebook.
3.  Follow me on Twitter @myglossyaffair.
4.  Follow me on Instagram @myglossyaffair.
6. Subscribe to my blog via Email.
7. Share about the contest at least once on twitter, fb and instagram and use hashtag #salonnahilivon and #myglossyaffairgiveaway.
8.  Leave a comment below with your name, contact email, fb name, twitter handle and instagram handle.


Some important points -

- Contest is open for India only.
- All of the above 8 points are must.
- 2 winners will be chosen.

So, hurry, contests is for 1 week only. Contest ends on 16-09-2016 midnight. do participate and share with friends too :)

The brand will themselves dispatch the hamper to lucky winners. So, don't wait for anything and start right now!!

Good luck to all!!
  
Lots of love,
Charu :)