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Product Review: Sugar Liquid Lipstick – Brazen Raisin

I’m a sucker for liquid matte lipsticks and so I decided to buy a couple of shades of the Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick.

The Shade Brazen Raisin is a dark burgundy shade which compliments the Indian skin tone beautifully. It has an undertone of brown so don’t apply more than one coat.  Apply a single layer since it’s very well pigmented and dries up rather quickly. On drying up, it’s completely matte and not glossy at all. One thing to keep in mind is that Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipsticks are extremely dry so moisturize and scrub your lips well before you wear the lipstick on.  It comes in a travel friendly box packaging. The lipstick comes in a clear bottle with an applicator attached to the cap. The lasting power is great, infact I found it a little hard to take it off. So eat, drink and be least bothered about a touch up! With a great pricing, we would definitely recommend this one.

Product: Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick

Shade: Brazen Raisin

Quantity: 4.5ml

Buy here: Nykaa

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Unboxing the Saffola Active Soups Dabba

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I always tend to snack on the most unhealthy things in the evening! If evening hunger pangs bother you too here’s something that will help you make the delicious switch from junk food and caffeine!
The wonderful Mumbai dabbawalas got me the Saffola Active Soups @saffolafitfoodiewhich have 5x more fibre. Low on calories, delicious and a #TastyWayToStayFit is what #Saffola promises you with their new range of soups that keep you full the entire evening. Here’s how it reached us:

The three varieties of soups that reached us are the Red Tomato Soup, Chatpata SweetCorn Soup and the Spicy Manchow Soup. The Tomato Soup was rich and creamy whereas the Sweet Corn Soup was just like an authentic corn soup, hot and comforting. For those who love a little spice in their lives, the Spicy Manchow Soup is a great choice. Overall, this is a great option to avoid unhealthy snacking or as we call it ‘boredom’ snacking.

Saffola Active Soups are easily available at your nearby supermarkets or general stores.

 

Product Review: Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen

Colorbar’s Radiant Glow Illuminator Pen is a compact, easy to carry highlighter which is a great product to give you a natural shine and to enhance your make up as well as the high points of your face.

Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen resembles your regular ball pen with a push button at the back.  A soft bristle releases the highlighter when tapped on the skin and when pressed from the back. You can use it to apply the product directly on the face.

It is a cream based highlighter and it’s easy to apply since it’s smooth and rich. The best part about the product is that it’s not too glittery and can be used on all skin types. Ensure to clean the bristle with a soft tissue after every use or the product will accumulate and make the brush hard.

Overall, it is a great product, especially since it looks natural on applying and extremely travel friendly.

Product: Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen

Shade: Glamour 001

Price: Rs.525

Quantity: 1.6 ml

Buy here: Nykaa

Review: Entisi Chocolatier

Entisi the newest Chocolate Store in Santacruz West, claims to infuse their passion and expertise in crafting the finest chocolates with rich, creamy textures and a divine feeling. They have a range of Chocolates from Bon Bons, Bars, Dragees, Single Origins and Cubes. Priced on the higher end, these chocolates are apt for gifting purposes or for a pampering treat for yourself.

We loved a couple of flavours that we tried which included the centre filled Raspberry – Chocolate and raspberry ganache encased in dark chocolate, Kesar Pista which was a perfect replacement for your Indian Mithai – saffron, cardamom and homemade authentic pistachio paste in creamy white chocolate shell and the Coffee which was made with real coffee beans infused overnight to get a powerful coffee flavoured ganache in dark chocolate.

The Dragees were quite delicious too but addictive as well, we couldn’t stop at one and had a few too many.

The founder Nikki Thakker was kind enough to share her story behind the brand and her passion for Chocolate making. It’s great to know that the market for fine chocolates is growing by the day in Mumbai.

Venue: Entisi Chocolatier,  Santacruz (W)

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Phone:
 +91 80805 54554

Landmark: Near Vero Moda

Follow:

Entisi at @entisichocolatier on Instagram

Mumbai Candid at @chandnitolani @mumbaicandid on Instagram

Mumbai Candid at @ChandniT @MumbaiCandid on Twitter

 

Product Review: Ozone Acne Healing Treatment Kit

Ozone Ayurvedics is a Consumer Healthcare organization with expertise in Skincare. This company was established in the year 2000 and is into Herbal and Ayurvedics products with a vision to make use of the holistic approach of the ancient science of Ayurveda. Their new product Ozone Acne Healing Treatment Kit was sent to us for a trial.

The box contains of 6 products, Neem Cleanser for Acne, Sanitizing Acne Beads, Acne Healing Serumoid, Acne Healing Gel, Acne Healing Mask, Acne Check Face Wash, Acne Check Hydrant. 

 

 

 

How to Use: 

1] Start with the Ozone Neem Cleanser for Acne on a cotton ball. Dab it over active acne and softly dab is all across your face so that all the excess oil is removed.

2] Move over to the Ozone Santizing Acne Beads. Apply the product and leave it on for about 5-7 minutes as per the instructions on the box. It contains Aloe Vera, camphor, jojoba and thymol along with essential oils of clove, lemon and eucalyptus. After the first 5 minutes, massage your face gently with your fingers in a circular motion. Wipe it off with a moist cotton ball and dry out your skin completely. With this the cleansing process is complete.

3] Next, apply the Ozone Acne Healing Serumoid on your face and neck, massage is thoroughly in circular strokes till it gets absorbed by the skin. Do not apply on your lips and eyes.

4] After the Serumoid is absorbed by the skin, apply the Ozone Acne Healing Gel on your face and neck and similarly massage it for 10-15 minutes. Once done, wipe it all off with a damp towel.

5] Evenly apply the Ozone Acne Healing Mask on your Face and Neck again avoiding the lips and eyes. Let it stay for about 10-15 minutes until dry. Gently massage over it and wipe it off with a moist cotton ball so that there is no residue left. Make sure all of it is wiped off.

6] Finally, apply the Ozone Acne Check Hydrant and massage it gently all over your face and neck untill it gets absorbed.

And you’re done! Your skin will definitely feel fresh and rejuvenated post this process and after a day or two you will see considerable results.

Do share your experiences with the product in the comments below.

Product: Ozone Acne Healing Treatment Kit

Price: Rs.2050

Quantity: 650 g

Buy here: Flipkart | Amazon

 P.S. The images in this post are of the trial product which is a mini pack, quantity – 40g +15 ml. 

Product Review: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick – Icon

My current favourite work wear lip shade is the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick – Icon. A lovely Pinkish Nude, I got this one from Dubai and the brand is available at most of the Sephora outlets in Dubai.

The shade “Icon,” is described as a classic peachy pink and when you apply it, it does look more peachy. However, on drying up, it darkens and looks more nude and very attractive. It’s perfect for the Indian skin tone. Extremely well pigmented and just one swipe is enough for the shade to stay on. For a gloss, it stays relatively long say about 4-6 hours. The packaging is great too, quite appealing. The gloss bottle is packed in a cardboard container (check picture). A little steep on the pricing, we would totally recommend this if you’re checking out the best matte lip colours out there.

Product: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

Shade: Icon

Quantity: 50g

Buy here: Huda Beauty Official Website

Product Review: Organic Harvest Activ Masseuscious Damage Control Cleanser

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Organic Harvest is an Indian brand which has an entire range of organic skin care, body care and hair care products. Organic products really excite me as I know that they are much more sensitive on the skin and free of chemicals.

The packaging of the product is quite cool. It comes in a plastic bottle with an integrated silicon cleansing brush. So you can use the product and then cover the brush with the cap provided.

The ingredients of this product as mentioned on the bottle are Aqua, Organic Acai berry extract, Organic Decyl glucoside, Organic cocoamphodiacetate, Olive oil, Liquid Shea butter and fragrance.

The bottle also mentions clear instructions on how to use the product. 
You need to pump a generous amount and apply the foam in upward strokes. Usually a single pump is more than enough for the entire face. After you have massaged the entire face, rinse it off thoroughly.

The product is quite effective to remove dirt and excessive oil from the skin. It’s not too dry and cleanses the pores out well. Avoid using it on acne prone area as the brush might irritate the sensitive skin. Overall, the product is great to exfoliate and cleanse the skin.

Product: Organic Harvest Activ Masseuscious Damage Control Cleanser

Price: Rs.1,495

Quantity: 150ml

Buy here: Amazon