Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Beauty & Beyond Best Beauty Products of 2016

Hey beautifuls, I know its pretty late for a 2016 best beauty list, but as we say better late than never. So, we wanted to make a single list with both Airene's and my choices, but then we thought of doing separate lists. The first being mine and the 2nd being Airene's.


For me 2016 was not a year when I had used a lot of products, but yes I definitely tried some brands for the first time, like NYX Cosmetics. But there had been products that had really surprised me more than anything...so lets see how the list looks like.

Jhilmil's Top 10 Beauty Products of 2016:
10. Natio Pure Mineral Foundation
Natio Pure Mineral Foundation is a nice, lightweight makeup that gives a dewy look, without being too heavy on the skin. Overall, the Natio Pure Mineral Foundation is a nice makeup that can be used if you are looking for lightweight dewy finish makeup.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Top 5 Purple Lipsticks To Wear In 2017

Hello lovelies. How is everyone doing? I know you guys have not been seeing much of me here on Beauty and Beyond, and I apologise from the bottom of my heart for that. Its not that I do not want to stay in touch with you lovelies, its just that my health had not been permitting me to write much. But now that all is fit and fine with me, I am back to gorge you guys with a lot of beauty posts.


So its 2017, and like every year, let us try something new, something which we havent tried before. Or even if we have tried it before, let us try it with a lot more confidence this time. We all know how much of a difference a good lipstick cn make to our overall look, and if the lipstick is a vampy, rich shade like purple, it is sure to make heads turn. But choosing a good purple lipstick can be a daunting task, so here I am listing our top 5 purple lipsticks which are not just top notch in quality but are also pretty universally flattering.

MY ENVY BOX JANUARY 2017

Hi everyone, what’s up? Today, I’m going to show you what all I got in My Envy Box for January 2017 which is a New Year special edition and is known as the #GETUPANDBOOGIE beauty box. I know I’m quite late but as the saying go better late than never. So, without further ado let’s jump right in.


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 their services in August, 2013.

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

Price: 850/- per month

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Will Take it Ezee for My Baby with Godrej Ezee

Being a mom is perhaps a task where you have to be on duty 24/7. We moms have to look for so many details when it comes to our baby’s safety and wellbeing. We have to ensure that everything is clean and germ-free. We should take particular care of our babys’ clothes, so that those are very neat and soft. Often powder detergents can cause permanent damage to soft fabrics. Winter clothing or woolens need special care while restoring and washing. Normal detergent can make the fabric coarse and specially can be harmful for baby’s tender skin.


Few months back, I started noticing red eruptions on my 15 month Old’s skin, especially arms and back. First I thought it might be some minor rash, but later when the redness started to swell and she started scratching badly, I realized it was more than just simple rash. I rushed to the pediatrician from whom I learnt that her skin is super-sensitive and it might be because of some extreme friction from fabric that she is getting those eruptions. That was the time I decided to completely stop the entry of powder detergent to my house. And I am proud today, that I had taken that decision so fast.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Insight Intense Gloss Moisturizing Lip Balm Review

Hello beautifuls, I a am back after a long weekend. I had been a little busy and this week will be crazy for me actually as I will b travelling to Gujarat for the entire week. But that does not stop me from trying and testing new products. I have been using lip glosses to some extent nowadays. And the one I am using the most is Insight Intense Gloss Moisturizing Lip Balm.


About Insight Intense Gloss Moisturizing Lip Balm:
These crayon lip gloss are very hydrating and soothing for the lips. The smell is cooling and gives a wonderful colour pay off

Packaging: The gloss comes in a crayon packaging with the shade of the crayon being the shade indicator

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Kylie Kyshadow The Bronze Palette Review, Swatches and FOTD

Hey beautifuls, how are you guys doing? Those of you who are familiar with my Youtube channel might have seen my huge makeup haul I did a couple of months back. One of the products I showed was Kylie Kyshadow The Bronze Palette. Today I will be talking about that palette.


About Kylie Kyshadow The Bronze Palette:
The #KylieCosmetics Kyshadow pressed powder eye shadow palette is your secret weapon to create the perfect Kylie eye. Each Kyshadow Kit comes with 9 pressed powder eye shadows that can be used together to recreate Kylie’s favorite looks or customize your own.


Price: Rs. 3490 Available here

WSDear Giveaway winner

Hey guys, thanks for your participation to WSRetail giveaway. The brand has chosen a winner and she is:

Kimberly Harrison 

Congratulations!!

Please contact cooperation@wsdear.com for your prize.

Those of you who have participated but did not win, I have a Youtube giveaway going on. You can win Oriflame products worth Rs.3k+
Join here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-jV0Vz8WP4



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Organistick Organic Nude Lipsticks Review, Swatches, Price:Cheapest Nude Lipsticks in India?

Hey beautifuls, I have been doing my usual research through e-commerce sites in search of good makeup, and guess what I found!! Probably the cheapest nude lipsticks in India, that is made in India too. I am talking about Organistick lipsticks. They have a huge collection of affordable lipsticks, and a majority of which are awesomely attractive nudes. So, knowing that nude lipsticks are so in nowadays, I thought of getting some for myself and sharing the same with you guys.



About Organistick Lipsticks:
Think organic and thick Organistick. If you are into cruelty-free products(we all are right?) then Organistick is for you. An all natural product, comprising of shea butter, jojoba oil, beeswax, castor oil & carnuba wax, their lipsticks are filled in with natural goodness.


Price: Rs. 149 Currently available on 10% 
Rs. 596 for set of 4 Currently available on 10% discount
Buy here 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mama Earth Baby Care Review, Availability and Price

The most challenging task for every mother is to safeguard her baby, and it is a duty we, moms have to fulfill every second. The sole responsibility of a mother is her baby's safety and well-being. So, what the baby eats, wears or uses has to be verified and tested before. The baby's personal care products has to be given equal importance while selecting. The skin is the baby's largest organ and we cannot ignore it. 90% of babies have sensitive skin that cannot bear similar ingredients like adults, so harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances are a strict no no. For mamas like us, who are constantly worried about the well being of the baby, here comes Mama Earth. Today I will be talking about this very newly launched baby care range.


About Mama Earth:
In an intoxicated world, where every single thing comes with a little bit of toxins, Mama Earth stands apart. The brain child of Ghazal and Varun, Mama Earth aims to give a mom and her baby a world free of toxins. Mama Earth's extensive research is attempted in solving every issue that a mother and baby face.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

LUXURY NEW YEAR HAUL FROM BORNPRETTY STORE

Hey guys, what’s up? So, did you guys see how much stuff we shop every month from Bornpretty store and how much we love them. Here I am with another one of those superb cool hauls. So, without further ado let’s just get into it.


About BornPrettyStore Makeup and Beauty: Looking for adorable makeup stuffs and other cute items at an affordable price? Worried about the quality? Well, BornPrettyStore is the answer to all these queries. They have such good quality products and at a reasonable price. The best part is the shipping; they provide free shipping throughout the world. Free shipping nowadays? Sounds like a dream right? The dream of free shipping has come true with BornPrettyStore. The price range varies from 0.01$ to 20$ and more. It is very easy to find out your choice of makeup with a lot of filtering options on the basis of popularity, price, type of arrivals, hot or new, categories etc. It makes your shopping experience easy and smooth.

My Haul:

1. Fan Brush : I wanted to get my hands on a good fan brush for highlighting and sometimes I also use it to apply blush. The one I had worked not so good so I decided to try something from Bornpretty store. This one is so good and also the colored top makes it look so cool. It retails for only 1.90$ and does an amazing job.

L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Extra Black Mascara Review

There are good mascaras and there is L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Extra Black. I have been using this product for the past 2 months and I am totally sold. No wonder why it is a cult favourite. Let's get into the amazing lashful world of L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Extra Black.


About L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Extra Black:
L'Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara visibly lengthens lashes and increases their volume and density up to 3x! The Millionizer brush makes it easy to use.

Price: On 59% discount only on Notino

Aromazeia Mitti Attar-The Scent of Rain Review, Price

Hey beautifuls, how is the weekend? Mine has been very busy with Sankranti around. Anyway, I have been testing some new things throughout last week, one of those being Aromazeia Mitti Attar-The Scent of Rain. Sounds interesting right?Well, let's go ahead to explore more about the unique offering from Aromazeia.


About Aromazeia Mitti Attar-The Scent of Rain:
As the first drops of rain strike the ground, the earth awakens and breathes forth a wonderful aroma. That's the fragrance of Mitti Attar!
Price: Rs. 950 for 10ml Available here

Packaging: Aromazeia Mitti Attar comes in a black velvet box and inside the glass bottle is placed on a bed of blue silk. The cap is silver with silver tassel and there are 2 attar applicators provided inside a plastic pouch.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

MY ODIVA HAUL AND MINI REVIEWS

Hello everyone, how are you? Recently, Odiva sent across a couple of products for us to try and here I’m with my haul and mini reviews. I’ll discuss about the products they sent me in brief. So without further ado let’s just get into it.


About Odiva: Odiva’s goal is to provide customers with outstanding personal service, while combining high quality and value. The merchandise continues to satisfy two areas of consumer needs: firstly, Odiva strives to become the destination of color cosmetics for all consumers and secondly to provide a constant range of merchandise relevant to the professional make up artist.

My Haul: Let’s see what they sent us to try:

1. Odiva Gel Finish Mirror Shine Nail Polish (001 Cherry Pie): I got this beautiful red color nail-paint. It retails for 300/-. It gives a gel finish but the nail-polish starts getting chipped within three-four days which I find not worth the price. The packaging and all is cool but the staying power is not good. It gives an opaque finish within two coats.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

TIGI BED HEAD CONTROL FREAK FRIZZ CONTROL & STRAIGHTENER SERUM REVIEW

Hi guys, what’s up? Today I’ll be talking about the TIGI BED HEAD  CONTROL FREAK FRIZZ CONTROL & STRAIGHTENER SERUM. It is more of a first impression than a review because I I received it 5-6 days ago and wanted to share my thoughts before the festivities. So, I’m just noting down whatever I felt in like three uses.


Price: Available at 62% discount only at Notino

Packaging: The product comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a twist open nozzle and other details written in black.

Product: The product is a sea green shiny thick fluid with glitter particles in it. It smells very fresh and refreshing.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

TOUCH IN SOL MINI MAGIC MASCARA DUO SET REVIEW

Hi pretty ladies, what’s up? How is the New Year so far? For me its been great. So, today we are going to discuss about the Touch In Sol Mini Magic Mascara Duo set which contains two beautiful mini mascaras. I’ll talk about them in details below but before let me tell you something. I’m sure all of you have this one or two ride or die products without which you will not leave the house. For me that miracle product is mascara. No matter what I won’t step out without applying mascara. I feel it really makes me look awake and active. Now, without further ado let’s get into the mini review of these mini mascaras.


Price: $24.8

Packaging: The packaging is so cute and funky. I love the packaging. It’s a tilted rectangular box with silver stars and the name written on red and blue striped background on one side. On the second side it has a silvery striped background with the pictures of the two mascaras. There’s a black background with details written on it in silver and gold and the fourth side has a yellow background with the ingredients list in black. The packaging looks quite Christmassy.


My Winter Skin Care Routine with Biotique Botanicals

Hello beautifuls, I had updated about my November skin care routine some time back. In December I added few more steps to my daily skin care regime. I have been using Biotique Botanicals Products for the past 2 months and I am quite impressed with the regime.


About Biotique Botanicals:
Considered as one of the most trusted Indian Botanical brands, Biotique Botanicals has proven time and again, that nature can be the best healer. The skin and hair care range of Biotique Botanicals is diverse and addresses a whole lot of issues with superior quality products that are derived from botanical extracts.


My Skin Care Essentials from Biotique Botanicals:
My skin is dry and I look for products that nourishes my skin to keep it soft and supple. Fortunately the products I have received from Biotique Botanicals are meant to address issues to combat dryness.

Winner of IGP.com Giveaway

Thank you everyone for participating in my IGP.com giveaway. You guys were awesome and it was as always difficult to choose one winner. But I have chosen one. And she is:

Meenakshi Kapoor



Some of you, in spite of sharing with friends on all social media platforms, did not follow the basic rule of commenting with your email, city and name. Please make sure from next time on wards to follow all the rules

Those of you who did not win, do not be upset as there are other giveaways going on, WSDear & the #HNYwithIndulgeInGold. Do participate and you can be next.




Plum Angel Eyes Kohl Kajal with Smudger Review, Application

Hey beautifuls, finally enjoying the chills of winter in Mumbai. But what keeps me cheerful during this chilly weather is the warmth of coffee and of course a lot of makeup. I have always loved the brand Plum, since its beginning. Today I will be talking about the revamped Plum Angel Eyes Kohl Kajal which I had already reviewed here


About Plum Angel Eyes Kohl Kajal:
Presenting the 100% natural, mineral-pigmented classic kohl kajal. Now with easy-blend smudger. Creating that classic kohl-ed look, or a smoky eye look is now easier than ever!

Price: Rs. 425 Available here

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Anniversary Gift from IGP.com & Giveaway(Closed)

Hey beautifuls, I am trying to make the start to 2017 more special, not only because its a new year, but also because it happens to be my 10th wedding anniversary this January. Every year while selecting gifts for my husband, I always buy few gifts online from different websites and then assemble them as a hamper. But well, this year I found the best gifting option with India Gift Portal.

 


About IGP.com:
IGP.com makes it easy to deliver your emotions anywhere in the world. Their pan-India delivery network ensures that  gifts reach the destination on time. They are India's preferred and only discovery-based platform. They deliver to more than 2000 cities in India, and 200+ countries across the globe.

How it works at IGP.com:
IGP.com has a truly unique and easily accessible searching and surfing option. Here are the ways one can choose their gifts:

1. Gifts by Recipients & Occasion:

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

TBC by Nature Natural Vitamin-E Ultra Healing Body Lotion Review

My dry skin needs constant hydration. Recently I had been using the TBC by Nature Natural Vitamin-E Ultra Healing Body Lotion. I will be talking about my experience with it.


About TBC by Nature Natural Vitamin-E Ultra Healing Body Lotion:
Natural Vitamin E Super Hydrating and Deep Moisturizing Face and Body Cream is an easily absorbed daily moisturising cream that has the lightness of a lotion with the moisturising benefits of a cream.

Price: Rs.265 for 500ml


Plum E-Luminence Deep Moisturizing Cream Review:Newlaunch

Our skin change with age and lifestyle. But for me the change has been quite drastic. My skin, which used to be oily/combination has now become completely dry. I am always in search of a good moisturizer that would give me some relief from the dryness. The moisturizers that I have been using of late have been specifically designed to cure winter dryness. Recently I have used one such moisturizer-Plum E-Luminence Deep Moisturizing Cream.


About Plum E-Luminence Deep Moisturizing Cream:
This rich day-and-night creme blends beautifully into skin. It is highly recommended for normal, dry and very dry skin.

Price: Rs. 575 Available here

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

NYX COSMETICS JUMBO EYE PENCIL IN SPARKLE GREEN

Hi guys, what’s up? I hope all of you are enjoying the holiday season. It’s slowly getting cold in here and with Christmas right around the corner, I thought what better time than this to review this beautiful product which is Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade Sparkle Green. Now, without further ado let’s jump into the review.


What Nyx Claims: A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eyeshadow, this is the most voluptuous pencil yet! NYX creamy Jumbo Eye Pencil glides on effortlessly - no pulling tugging or fading - and come in a rainbow of vivid hues. This pencil from NYX Cosmetics can be sharpened with a sharpener that has an opening for a large pencil.

Features:

· A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eyeshadow.

· Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder.

· Creamy Texture.

Price: $4.31 only on Notino


Monday, January 2, 2017

My New Year Party Makeup Look Using Touch In Sol And Makeup Revolution Products

Happy new year all your gorgeous people! We at Beauty and Beyond wish each one of our readers a very happy and prosperous new year 2017. And with the warm, heartfelt wishes we thought of welcoming the new year with a brand new makeup look book using some of our favourite and multi use Touch In Sol and Makeup Revolution products. Let us dig in straight to the makeup look without further ado.


Since about a week, my skin has been giving me a lot of trouble. It is breaking out at some places and it is really patchy, flaky, dry and discoloured near my mouth and chin area. So base makeup goes right out of the window any which ways! But having to attend a party, a little bit of glam on my face was a must for which I decided to give my Touch In Sol Light Bright Brow Spot Highlighter in matte pink, Touch In Sol Style Neon eyeliner in Pink Aurora, and my favourite Makeup Revolution Day to Night redemption palette some good use. It is a myth that a good heavy eye makeup does not look good without a full face of base makeup; I did my makeup atop just a layer of heavy moisturiser and dusted it off with some loose powder for controlling the shine, and the results are here for you to see.


Touch In Sol Lust Lacquer Water Drop Tint In Medusa Review and Swatches

Living in a metropolis like New Delhi with unpredictable temperatures can render ineffectual the time you devote applying make-up. Discovering light yet hard-wearing formulas is one of my personal pursuits. And I strongly believe it is my civic (read blogger) duty to share my newest find for the help of my fellow beauty-obsessed ladies.


About Touch In SOL
I have since long been observing that beauty bloggers and vloggers around the world are crazed about this Korean beauty brand, and for all the right reasons: It is splendid! Instead of engaging in cute packaging (which would have been a great win tbh though), Touch in Sol puts its hard work in creating amazing formulas that deliver top-notch results with colours and textures that match the latest trends.


Price: $22 

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