Thursday, December 31, 2015

Beauty & Beyond Top Makeup Buys of 2015

Hey beautifuls, so the last day of the year 2015 has arrived. How was your year? Mine was not that great frankly as I lost my father-in-law this year which was very sudden and shocking. Anyway, as the year ends, I wish the coming year proves to be much better and brighter for each one of us. So, I thought of creating a list of the best makeup purchases for the year 2015. Hope you will like it.

10. Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lip Color in Posh Pink: This colour is beautiful, pink but not sore to the eyes. The excellent staying power makes it a long wearing shade and the best thing is it can be worn for all occasion and looks great on all complexion.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Seude Lipstick in WARDROBE Review, Swatches and FOTD

Hello all my beautiful ladies! Fall is here, and what is better than to devour Indian winters with a cup of warm coffee, your cosy rajai and your favourite lipstick! And what better way to scream fall than to slather on some wine hued lipstick and conquer the world with your best pout!

So Jhilmil mam had sent across to me a few lipsticks to test out and share with you people all that I thought was worth it! And yes, bringing to you guys the pros and cons of products I like and products I do not like much—is sort of a self proclaimed duty that I have taken upon myself! :P

Product description
Name- Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Seude Lipstick
Shade- Wardrobe
Shades available- There are a whopping 20 shades to choose from ranging from nudes, pinks, fuchsia, orange, coral, red, wines and plums!
Price- INR 695 Available here

Fall FOTD 2 with MUA Makeup Academy & Mac

Hey beautifuls, I am back with another look and this time with some products from MUA Makeup Academy and a lipstick from MAC Cosmetics. I also used the Barva Skin Therapie kajal.

I created a matte face and first and for the eyes I chose the Glitter Ball Eyeshadow Palette from MUA Makeup Academy. I took the Hustle shade and applied around my crease area. Then took the Remix shade and applied all over the lids. Taking the Fever shade I dabbed on the centre of my lid. The finished it off with the Remix by softly blending it over the whole area. I took the Barva Skin Therapie Kajal which is made with Clarified Butter and tightlined my eyes and then drew a thin line on the lashline. I finished off with a mascara.

Juicy Chemistry Treats with Sweet Orange Mocha and Choco-Mint

Juicy Chemistry as a brand never fails to surprise me. They have some outstanding bath and body products with irresistible fragrance. And today I am going to talk about how I treat my skin with the Juicy Chemistry  Sweet Orange Mocha Body Scrub and the Choco Mint Body Butter

The mixed aroma of sweet orange and mocha lingers around for a long time after using the Juicy Chemistry  Sweet Orange Mocha Body Scrub.

My Winter Skin Care with Waterline Cosmetics

Hey beautifuls, you know few months back I had been to the Out of Box event at Kala Ghoda. There I got introduced to a Pune based skin care line called Waterline Cosmetics. Ideated and created by Ms. Bharati Malani, Waterline Cosmetics has a range of skin care products that is based on a lot of essential oils.

About Waterline Cosmetics:
Waterline believes it is absolutely necessary to use edible ingredients of the best quality in all its products. In this way extra toxic build up is avoided and the beauty of your skin is greatly enhanced.

Bharati lives on half an acre of soil. Home, clinic and factory are one, great on commuting time! The rest is organic, fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers growing in a cornucopian delight. These surroundings help generate not only skin and hair but soul and spirit as well. She captures a bit of this rare essence in every one of her products.

Monday, December 28, 2015

#WellaElements Range for Your best #WellaHair

My thin and frizzy hair, fortunately has been behaving relatively well this winter, thanks to some changes in my hair care routine. But truly for the past one week, my mane story has been written in its golden best, thanks to its brush with the newly launched Wella Elements Range. I will let you know about the range, the launch and my first impression of the product.

About #WellaElements:
Wella Professionals introduced Elements to the Indian market which are free of sulfates, parabens and artificial colorants. Wella Professionals has also specially created a new fragrance, inspired by the green wood’s of the Amazon forest.Wella Professionals Elements is inspired by nature to provide up to ten times more strength against breakage for renewed hair vitality. Developed with the  NuTree complex which is enriched with natural tree extract – a powerful antioxidant which helps reduce free radical damage. The natural tree extract is joined by panthenol, also known as pro-vitamin B5, which penetrates deeply into the hair to repair the inner keratin cell structure and bind moisture in the hair. The result is hair which looks smooth, healthy and is nourished from the roots to the tips.

Price: Wella Elements Renewing Shampoo : Rs. 975
Wella Elements Renewing Mask:Rs. 1075

Get Your HD Brows Done with My Glamm

Hello beautifuls, you might have noticed that I had not been grooming my eye brows for long. This was due to some allergic reaction I developed last year. So, when My Glamm invited me for the introduction to HD Brows at their Incubator, I was really excited.

My Glamm - India’s premier “at home beauty service” launched High Definition Brows in Mumbai today. This is a unique treatment, which has been introduced in India for the first time. High Definition Brows is a treatment especially designed to help you attain natural, full-looking brows that you have always dreamt of.

Eyebrows are an integral part of our face and this tailored treatment transforms even the most unruly, sparse or over-plucked brows into perfect arches. Unlike other eyebrow treatments that use a 'one shape fits all' technique, High Definition Brows stylists assess face shape and complexion before creating a bespoke brow.

The December My Envy Christmas Box Unboxing Review

Hi guys!! Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year guys! Today, I will be giving a quick brief

About My Envy Box: My Envy Box is basically a subscription box which comes with samples from luxurious brands. My Envy Box is based out of New Delhi and launched our services in August, 2013. We have three sections in this website:

The Envy Box: Each month subscriber will get a box of samples of leading beauty products

Price: 850/- per month

Vegetal Dark Circle Cream Review

I have been doing late nights for some days now. The result to it has been quite alarming like dry skin, tiredness and of course dark circles. For the latter I have been using the Vegetal Dark Circle Cream and today I am going to talk about it.

About Vegetal Dark Circle Cream:
This  under eye dark circle cream is formulated to protect your natural gift of beautiful eyes. It is a unique combination of natural herbal extracts like Curcumin, Lycorine, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E & A and Oleic acid, these are immediately correct complexion of eye contour and brighten skin. Pure extracts of Glycyrrhiza glabra and almond improve the hyper pigmentation by dispersing melanin and improve firmness around the eyes, soften tissues to provide an uplifting effect. It reduces dark circles and also delays ageing around the eyes.

Friday, December 25, 2015

"House This" For Your Drawing Room Ideas

Holiday season is the season of warmth, sprakles and glitters. The chilling cold days of the winter call for some warm hugs, piping hot coffee and some cozy cushions thrown around your couch to enjoy the moments. And as I do not just believe in restricting myself to think only, I have got some really bright cushion covers from House This.

About House This Furnishings:
House This offers multiple designs in artistic furnishing ideas. No matter what you r choice is, House This has it for you.

This was my second shopping experience from House This and as expected the cushion covers arrived in just 5 days. I was really happy with the easy shopping experience. I loved the way the cushion covers were packed.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Perfect Winter Skin Care Regime With Tatha From Vedic Collection!

Hello sweeties! So winters are finally here—that too in their full glory! Especially for us cold souls (pun intended) residing in Delhi and mostly the whole of north India, the winters are chilly and drying—trust me when I say this, excessively drying! And dry, parched looking skin never is a good sign, and a good session of skin-pampering never hurt. But why do we need to take out special time for a special love-thy-skin session when we can get the desired results by just switching a few products of our daily use?
Confused much, dig in to know more!

How To Get Nourished Looking Skin Which Looks and Feels Healthy?
So we all know the basics of skin cleansing—cleansing, toning and moisturising daily! And adding on the goodness of using a facial scrub and soothing mask once or maximum twice in a week! But this winter, we at beauty and beyond decided to go au natural with our skin care and switched to the products provided to us at the Vedic Collection Bloggers meet held in New Delhi!

Holiday Makeup Look with Makeup Revolution, Sivanna & Lotus ft.DKNY

Hey beautifuls, I am not being as active as I used to be before since a couple of weeks. But anyway, I guess this phase will normalize with the entry into a new year. On Saturday I went for an event and I am going to break down the makeup I had applied on that day. It is one of the Holiday looks that I had planned. For the look, I have used products from Makeup Revolution, Sivanna and Lotus.

I wanted to go for a shimmery eye look with a hint of bronze and mauve and a bright mauve lips with flushed cheeks. For the eyes I have used the Makeup Revolution Palette in Eyes Like Angel. I used the yellow and nudish shimmer shades from the palette along with a bronze shade on the outer corners of the eyes. On the centre of the lid I tapped the pink shimmer shade very lightly. I am in mixed feelings with the eye shadow. generally I like Makeup Revolution palettes .

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Change Your Online Shopping Game with #FlipkartKids

Do you really take your little one to the shopping mall to get him the latest toys? Isn't it quite a hassle to carry him around the big mall, just to get one toy while you will be interested to check around for a while to window-shop and try some latest style from your favourite High Street brand? Does not sound that great right? So, coming to our rescue all the time is the ease and comfort of online shopping. 

Last Saturday, Flipkart along with Indiblogger had hosted an afternoon of lots of fun and games, for bloggers. We got an insight into how much change it has brought to kid's shopping with the #FlipkartKids. We can get innumerable options for children, be it their clothes, to books, to games, you name it and #FlipkartKids has something for your kids.

#ChaltaHaiNoMore with #HotelFormule1

The general human nature is acceptance. We are adept in getting fit into any situations given to us, even though it does not suit us. We try to make ourselves adjusted to it, and every time in this process of force acceptance our anthem always is "Chalta Hai". This attitude is not rare in the selection of hotels as well.

While booking online, the hotels flaunt a fancy portrait of themselves with state of the art facilities, but reality always bites, as most of the times we find them to be not even close to what been shown, but even then our attitude remains unaltered and we just stick to being “Chalta Hai”.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Spawake Moisture Fresh BB Cream Review and the Launch Event Insights

Hello Beauty& Beyond's lovelies!!So winter is finally coming in, and let us all hail the season of dry skins and parched lips! But come winters, and there are so many exciting festivities and the most coveted wedding season! And all such festivities requires a nice, glowy skin to make you look all prepped up for the season! Recently, i got my hands at the Spawake bb creams, which they sent us in two shades--01 perfect glow and 02 natural glow! So here i am with my honest reviews on the same.
‘Spawake’ has recently launched two new products – Moisture Fresh BB Cream and Whitening Triple Care Serum with Femina Magazine at Olive Bar and Kitchen.

Moisture Fresh BB Cream, a sea mineral BB Cream, is a multi-effect BB cream which moisturizes, protects, covers dark spots, gives an even skin tone and leaves the skin hydrated. It also contain SPF, which protects your skin from the harmful UV rays and the drying effects caused by pollution and the harsh weather conditions. Spawake’s Moisture Fresh BB Cream is available in 2 shades – Perfect Glow (For Makeup Finish) and Natural Glow (For Daily Natural Look)as per the needs of a contemporary Indian woman. It is available in 2 SKUs and 2 tones: - 30g (Rs.249) and 15g (Rs.129), 01 Perfect Glow and 02 Natural Glow.

Available here

My FOTD with Elizabeth Arden ft. Skagen Denmark

Hey beautifuls, so I had to attend an event today. The theme was white and green and inspired by nature. I wanted my makeup to be very soft. I created a look heavy on light pink and for a change used a glossy lipstick. I used products from +Elizabeth Arden.

I started my base with the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Makeup. Then I used a highlighting concealer to cover the dark areas on my face. On the cheeks I applied the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Honey. It is a very pretty warm colour.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Juvena Herbals Gold AHA Glow Pack Review

There are face packs and there are face packs that really do what they are meant to do. Today I will be talking about Juvena Herbals Gold AHA Glow Pack.

About Juvena Herbals Gold AHA Glow Pack:
A unique combination of fruits, dry-fruits, herbs, enzymes, and essential oils, plums, oranges, sugarcane juice, magnesium mineral, seaweed, almond, cashew, ama-haldi, nutmeg, cardamoms, saffron, wheat germ oil, orange oil etc.

Price: Rs.150

My Glittery Fall Nails with Miss Nails Nail Polishes

Hey beautifuls, a couple of months back I had got done gel Nail extensions, and my nails have become very brittle since then. I cannot grow them and have to always keep short. I was wondering am I ever be able to apply a good nail polish very soon. I took some courage and applied some shades from Miss Nails.

About Miss Nails Nail Polishes: 
Good Nail Polish is the simplest of ways to for the women to make a style statement. The nail polish dries off quickly and provides a shiny texture to the nails.

Fall FOTD 1 with Too Faced Jingle All The Way & MAC Please Me

Hey beautifuls!! Come Christmas time and I am ready to do a lot of makeup looks with some new makeup products I have been trying around. Today I have done a shimmery gold-teal eyes with baby pink lips. The products that I have used are Too Faced Jingle All The Way Palette and MAC Matte Lipstick in Please Me.

I wanted my face to be soft and matte. I used a primer and an oil free foundation for base. For the cheeks I have used the Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter from the Too Faced Jingle All The Way palette. It gave me a soft pink look that I wanted. For the eyes, I started of with a mix of the gold based shades of the palette and then used the brown and teal at the corners. I used the brown for cutting the crease and then blended that out.

I used the lavender colour on the inner half of the lids and the light pink on the centre to give it a dimension. I finished off by lining the edges of my lash line with the dark chocolate colour and the inner rims with the black shimmery one. After applying mascara, I lined the upper lash line with the same shimmery black shadow from the Too Faced Jingle All the way Palette. The shimmery highlight shade was used on the brow bone. For the face I used the Mac Matte Lipstick in Please Me.

This is a look that can be sported both during day or night.

The Too Faced Jingle All The Way palette is a value for money. The shades are extremely pigmented and I love the choice of shades. The chek colour and the bronzer is quite nice as well However I did not like the setting powder and highlighter that much. 
You can buy the palette at flat 45% discount here

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ma Earth Botanicals Rose Shower Gel Review

Sometimes, during the cold season we may find our skin has turned extremely sensitive. Soaps or thick body washes may aggravate sensitivity but if we use a light shower gel during this time it can cause less irritation. Today I will be talking about such a light shower gel which is the Ma Earth Botanicals Rose Shower Gel.

About Ma Earth Botanicals Rose Shower Gel:
Sulphate-free mild body cleanser for all skin types. Free from SLES, Paraben and Petrochemicals, this gel is especially formulated to gently cleanse, moisturize and rejuvenate skin without stripping its natural oils. Highly fragrant with Rose essential oil, which has soothing, cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. Vegetable based Glycerin naturally hydrates and rejuvenated skin.

Price: Rs.675 for 230 ml

Monday, December 14, 2015

Loreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color in Coral Encore Review

Hello sweeties! How have all of you been? So i am Ishleen, the newest addition to Beauty and Beyond blog! And i am here with my very first review post--and what could be better than making a debut reviewing a lip colour? So basically Jhilmil mam sent across a couple of mouth watering lipsticks for me to test out and review for you gorgeous girls! And here I am today, starting reviewing the Loreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color in Coral Encore!

Product description
Name- Loreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color
Shade- 202 Coral Encore
Price- INR 950 Available here at 20% discount
Availability- Easily available across all Loreal counters as well as online on Nykaa and Amazon!

SoSilk Soya Milk Protein Shampoo Review

Hey beautifuls, my hair has not been troubling so much as it used to do before, thanks to my current hair care routine. The new addition to my hair care is SoSilk Soya Milk Protein Shampoo.

About SoSilk Soya Milk Protein Shampoo:
SoSilk Shampoo is a cream shampoo with Soya Milk Protein. Designed for allhair types, SoSilk Shampoo is special in many ways, mainly owing to its soya milk protein formula. Proteins are very much a part of hair, they are much needed nutrients for good health, particularly for the hair. What can be a better shampoo than SoSilk which is fully loaded with caring effects of soya milk protein? SoSilk shampoo nourishes your hair and makes them strong & healthy. Recommended for its beneficial effect on weak and brittle hair, soya milk protein not only improves tensile strength of hair, but also removes impurities off the hair. Soya milk protein is a rich source of amino acids, antioxidants and omega-3-fatty acids. This cocktail of known hair nutrients, in SoSilk, leaves your hair strong enough to defend themselves from free radicals and sun rays. If you are also looking for a shampoo for smooth, soft, shiny & healthy looking locks; just go for SoSilk. Make it your first choice for getting strong, lustrous & healthier hair, because soya milk protein makes this shampoo a unique product in its genre.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

My Random Blogger Diary with ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser

The sweet ray of sun gleaming on the face, a nice breeze through the windows and hot mug of coffee!! Can the start of the day get better than this? Being the blogger I am, I am fond of capturing these small little randomness, that speaks of happiness and memorable experiences in my camera. I started blogging as a tool to jot down my daily ramblings and happenings around me. Anything, important or insignificant that caught my fancy would be my subject for the day. A good blog post requires some good pictures and the subject of the post can be discovered even when grocery shopping. It is not feasible to carry a bulky hi-tech camera always, to take snaps, so a mobile comes in handy. The ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser  has again brought out my passion of capturing beautiful yet memorable randomness. Let's introspect how.

Florista Me: I love flowers and I just take pictures wherever I see a bundle of those beauties. My social media accounts are full with pictures of colourful flowers. TheASUS Zenfone 2 Laser  is my bff whenever I want to get the best shot of any flowers around.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Its Time to #DoYourHomeWork

These days, children are forced to enter a fiercely competitive world from a very tender age. We as parents do our best to get them prepared to face the tough and harsh world ahead. The new generation is smart enough to make decisions themselves. Gone are those days, when we had to oblige to what our parents wanted us to pursue. The new generation is more advanced, more cautious and much knowledgeable regarding the surroundings. They are aware of their desire and wisely zero down to what they want from life. And today they have innumerable options to choose from.

So, in this case what you can do is to support your children's aspirations and do your homework accordingly. How many of us know about the thousands of career prospects that lie ahead for your child? You may want your child to get into army but his dreams lies elsewhere, so shouldn't we as parents try to make his dream come true? It is our duty and it is the sole responsibility to bring up and help your child pursue his dreams. So, we also need to be prepared for that, mentally as well as financially. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

#BlogversaryGiveaway Winner Announcement

Hey beautifuls, finally I am out with the results of the #BlogversaryGiveaway. Thank you all for making it a successful one. You guys were wonderful. However, we have finally selected a winner and she is

Ruqaiya Khan

But as I said, there are prizes and surprises, I pick up 2 lucky ladies who get surprise gift and they are:

Bhavani Sekar
Aparna Ahmed

Girls, please mail your contact details at ASAP.

Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow in Mixed Berry Price & Review

Hey beautifuls, I am sure by now you must have got familiar with the new launch from Maybelline Baby Lips. So today I will be talking about Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow in Mixed Berry.

About Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow in Mixed Berry:
Maybelline New York, the world’s #1 make up brand and the brand behind everyone’s favorite lip balm Baby Lips launches Baby Lips Candy WOW with candy-inspired colors that will give you soft, supple, yummy lips.
With every application, your lips are reborn and feel supple, plump, moisturized, giving you intense care with the fun and sweetness of a candy. Baby Lips Candy WOW comes in a new retractable crayon format with delicious flavors – Raspberry, Mixed Berry, Orange, Cherry and Peach.
The chubby stick is enriched with Vitamin E that helps keep your lips hydrated for long and keep them protected even in harsh winters. The crayon format makes it easy to apply and glides on smoothly. Everyone will go WOW with this pop of colour, glossy shine, yummy candy flavor and the tinge of style.

Ethicare #WinterIsHere Contest (closed)

Hey beautifuls, with the onset of winter, Ethicare Remedies has come up with a winter special contest with Beauty & Beyond. We will have 3 winners who gets an amazing winter special hamper from Ethicare Remedies.

All you need to do is follow these simple rules:

1. Follow Ethicare Remedies  & Beauty & Beyond on Pinterest
2. Follow Ethicare Remedies & Beauty & Beyond on Facebook
3. Follow Ethicare Remedies & Beauty & Beyond on Twitter
4. Write in the comments section below some tips/suggestions before #WinterIsHere

Contest will run till 31st December, 2015.

Open to Indian residents only.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Herbal India Derma Silk Skin Whitening Herbal Night Cream Review

Hey beautifuls, you must be knowing I often use products from Herbal India. This time also I am bringing to you a new night cream, Herbal India Derma Silk Skin Whitening Herbal Night Cream.

About Herbal India Derma Silk Skin Whitening Herbal Night Cream:
Whitens the skin with sun like glow acts as anti melanin Restores firmness Makes skin supple Improves Elasticity of the skin Moisturises the skin Keeps Wrinkles Fine Lines away Good For Blemishes Melasma Pigmentation SunTan.

Price: Rs.3500

Ingredients: Aloe , Almond Oil, Mulberry ,Natural Pearl ,Saffron,Kakadu plum,Rosehips,Honey ,Sandal, Jojoba Oil, Beeswax, Curcumin,Long Island grass

Miss Claire 11 Eyeshadow Palette No.2 Review Swatches

Hey beautifuls, today I will be showing you an affordable palette from Miss Claire. It is the Palette no.2.

Price: Rs. 230

Packaging: The eyeshadow palette comes in a white cardboard packaging. Inside the palette is a white box with 11 gorgeous shades, 2 dual-ended applicators & an attached compact mirror.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Moha Nourishing Herbal Soap Review

We all use soaps almost on a daily basis, we have seen various soap packaging, some simple, some quite classy. With Moha Nourishing Herbal Soap it is different. I have never seen such an artistic packaging before.

About Moha Nourishing Herbal Soap:
Pamper your skin with this rich, luxurious herbal soap.
Enriched with oils of Neem, Basil and Aloe that nourish and moisturize skin leaving it wonderfully soft, supple & infection free.

Price: Rs. 68 Available here

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