The Body Shop Drops of Light Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence with SPF 50 PA++++ Review

Hi Guys,

Back with another product review that has been on my skin care routine for quite a while now. Somehow I am loving all the products I have been using from TBS and this one is no different. The daily struggle of travelling in this humid weather in India has me going nuts over choosing the best of the best products to protect my sensitive skin. Finally I invested in some skin care routine that has definitely made a huge difference. One of them is the skin protection essence that I got from The Body Shop.  It’s called “Drops of Light Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence with SPF 50 PA++++”. SPF 50 and PA ++++ sounds like a complete skin protection package which I decided to invest in sans the cost.

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he Body Shop Drops of Light Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence

Price: – $34.90 for 40 ml.

How to use The Body Shop Drops of Light Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence:-

Apply onto face and neck, and gently massage onto skin every morning after your daily skincare, before applying make-up. Avoid eye area.

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Mini Giveaway :)

Hi Guys,

Since I have completed a year on my YouTube channel this September I will be having a giveaway on my Instagram page.This will be my 4th giveaway. Rules are pretty simple and easy. Do participate and All The Best 🙂

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Rules of the Giveaway :-

1)Follow me on my Instagram account.(Link:-  https://www.instagram.com/macelina22/)

2)Comment on this post with anything you would like to say/tell me. (https://www.instagram.com/p/BLGpVJABK…)

Giveaway ends on 30th October 2016.

Winner will be chosen at random through a lottery system just like my previous giveaways.

Oriflame The One-Lip Spa Care Lip Balm

Hey everyone, recently I received a few products by Oriflame. I was thrilled to get them since this is absolutely the first time I got to try products from this brand. The products I received are daily use products like a roll on, rose water mist and a neem soap. Reviews coming up soon, just hoping the time fairy grants me my wish of.  abundant time to keep blogging. So let me review this cutely packaged lip balm in shade Natural Pink.I guess there is another shade called Neutral. Not a great fan of neutral shades though.

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Price:- Rs 299 for a teeny meany twist up lip balm.

Packaging :

The lip balm comes in a sleek white color tube which, when twisted from the bottom shows the lip balm shade. You need to apply it in the regular style like a lipstick.

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Hauling ….Free Products

Hey peeps,

So the past few days/weeks have been a roller coaster ride ,with me still trying to build up my job profile that will do justice to the 4 glorious years I spent doing engineering. Sigh ! Getting on with today’s happy post, I was fortunate enough to be a part of a recent campaign and they sent me way too many  beauty products. Happy Dance But the sad part still remains , I can barely make use of a product more than once. In fact I even forget that I have these products until the need to toss them out comes due to its expiry…

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I will be reviewing each and every product sooner or later so stay tuned…

Also do let me know if any product requires an urgent review,till then have a great day 🙂

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Fab Bag April 2016 Review

Hey guys, its been months since I haven’t been getting my fab bag at the start of each month unlike before.It began coming on the last week of every month which is what frustrated me and I stopped subscribing to them after that.But this month was different as I received my Fag Bag for free for reviewing purpose.
Read on to know my opinion about this month’s bag even though its already mid of the month and you must be aware of the products that have been sent to other bloggers and subscribers alike.For detailed product reviews do comment below.

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This month’s theme is “its a spring thing” and I did not find anything in the bag that was related to spring :p.
The bag is a pretty pink bag having some kind of texture pattern on it.It looks and feels pretty strong compared to the previous bags I have received.Anyways moving on to the products I got.

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Sephora Mumbai Haul and Experience-A huge Disappointment :(

Hey everyone,  I decided to finally visit the newly launched Sephora store in Mumbai. It opened on the 29th of January 2016 and if I am not wrong they have 3 other stores already opened in major cities like Pune,Delhi,Bangalore etc. Before leaving home I was more than excited and thrilled to finally visit the store I used to always stalk online aspiring that someday I could lay my hands on their exclusive range of cosmetics and all things beauty !! Sadly this excitement was short lived until I arrived at the store.

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The ONLY pic of the store 😦

Being a beauty blogger I am quite aware of the brands I wish to try out as well the brands that are exclusive at Sephora stores. I am also aware of the functionalities of the products I see unless they are newly launched.But everything at the store got me feeling really annoyed and I could not wait to get out of there. This feeling normally never pops up within me especially when I am shopping. But I guess it was a sign from GOD that I shouldn’t be spending more money than I actually earn 😛 .(JK:- I earn fair enough )..Moving on to my detailed experience and what got me annoyed..

1)Empty Shelves:-The moment I entered the store I witnessed this vibe that kind of crushed my excitement. I saw way too many empty shelves and panicked because everything I heard about Sephora India stores was coming true(ie. Products always out of stock and empty shelves). I had a list of products I wished to buy and to my disappointment  I could not get anything on that list.Additionally the store had just testers of the products and it was very painful to hear this statement-“Sorry Ma’am this product is currently out of stock“. I so wanted those NYX Matte Lip Cremes everyone raves about. But I ended just testing out the all the  shades. Also when it came to Benefit Cosmetics, they didn’t have the full size products. I normally opt for full size because its works out cheaper and even better when you have tested the product and find it worth the hype. Sadly I couldn’t buy anything as all trial versions were available which were not worth the price tag. For eg. INR 950 for a trial size and some INR 2800 for a full size(I don’t remember exactly) .

2)Nagging Sale Assistants:- Okay so this situation is a common thing in India. But I particularly noticed Sephora India has damn annoyinngggggg SA’s.There was this guy who knew nada(I’m guessing) about cosmetics and the art of buying them peacefully,maybe alone with my own mind at work. But no, he kept following me around suggesting me products that’s not even on my mind. I mean common if I wanted it I would pick it up right away. Also he would bluff about the working of the products.For once in my life I was glad I am into blogging. I pity the others though. 😦 .

The typical scene when I caught him bluffing(Lets have some fun together :P)

I was just walking by the perfume aisle when Marc Jacob Daisy Perfume caught my attention. I just stopped and looked at it because I recently purchased the same at another store.And all the chap said was-“This is a Sephora Exclusive perfume not available anywhere else in India”.All the other SA’s began to laugh and repeated his statement in Hindi asking him why he is lying.I felt embarrassed at that time and silently walked away.

Ps:-I have no hard feelings against this guy and no I don’t know him personally.Also the female SA’s were of no help because they knew nothing either apart from nagging you to make unnecessary purchases.

3)Products way costlier:- The same products can be brought at a cheaper price abroad. I don’t understand how the products ended up being costlier than the amount I would normally pay in the US. Maybe its the customs and stuffs.

4)Dried out testers:-Another major con at the store. Shouldn’t they be replaced timely ? Wait a minute, the products are anyways out of stock so what’s the use of testing. Damn !!

5)No Photography inside the store:- Why do some Indian stores make stupid rules. I mean the whole world clicks pics  inside the store. I do understand the bar code can be replicated as a result of photography,but I feel a warning sign would be better rather than SA’s who finally get their chance of being rude with customers.

6)Many brands missing:- There was no BeautyBlender,Face Shop,Urban Decay and many more brands much awaited for.

Ultimately I ended up buying just 2 products because I may visit the store sometime later when I am strong enough to witness the same situation all over again. Hopefully things change.

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The products:-

1)Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water -INR 560 for 50 ml.

2)Sephora Soft Touch Cotton pads-INR 230 for 70 pads.

Maybelline White SuperFresh Compact Powder Review

hey lovelies, I recently stocked up on loads of cosmetics(haul post coming soon). I tried out this newly launched compact powder by Maybelline and here is my review for the same. I cannot ever complete my makeup without a compact. It’s like a basic necessity for me even on days when I don’t do much makeup but like looking fresh with a dab of moisturizer and compact.  Maybelline is one brand in India that is doing extremely well when it comes to affordable cosmetics. I began with Maybelline as starters till I reached M.A.C 🙂

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Maybelline White SuperFresh Compact Powder

Shade:-  I got the shade Pearl. Available in 3 shades for your skin tone: Pearl (Light to Medium), Shell (Medium) & Coral (Medium to Dark).

Price:- Rs 150 for 8 grams. Buy HERE.

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