Skin type: dry and occasionally acne prone
Skin tone: fair with neutral undertones
Hope you all are doing great. These days I am on a purple lip colour shopping spree. I have added another purple lipstick from Maybelline in my makeup kitty. Yes, you guessed it right. Today’s review is on a purple lipstick from Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte range in the shade ‘Vibrant Violet’. Read on to know more about the product.
Price: $7.49 (INR 575) for 4.2 g
Color Sensational® Creamy Matte Lip Color. Creamy matte-finish lip makeup available in gorgeous hues. Achieve beautiful-looking lips in just moments. Achieve statement-making color with our supremely sensational matte lipstick. Precious oils leave a sensuous finish. Available in a collection of eye-catching shades.
My Experience with Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick Vibrant Violet:
It has been quite some time since Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick range was launched in India. One of the most raved lipstick ranges from Maybelline, this offers matte finish lippies but with a creamy texture. There are a total of 15 shades in this range and the shade range has something to offer to every skin tone. I picked a purple lip colour because I’m pretty obsessed with purple lipsticks these days.
The packaging is nothing new to Maybelline buyers. The lipstick comes in a usual Maybelline packaging with a translucent mauvish brown cap that has a matte finish. The shade name is mentioned via a colour-coordinated sticker, which makes the shade identification easier. The cap shuts in place properly with an audible click. Overall, the packaging is simple and travel-friendly.
Just as the shade name describes, it is a vibrant, beautiful purple colour that has a pinkish undertone, which looks gorgeous on my lips. The moment I opened the cap, I instantly fell in love with this gorgeous purple. It gives me a feeling of wearing purple orchid flowers on lips. This shade is perfect for fall season. But it is a bold shade and is not meant for daily wear. You have to be really confident to pull off this shade.
It is well suited for fair to medium skin tone. This will not be a good choice for dusky beauties. Maybelline lipsticks have a beautiful fragrance which I absolutely love and this one too is no exception. This could be a concern for people who don’t like fragrant lipsticks.
Pigmentation is bang-on. On my lips, it just needed a single swipe for getting the true colour pay off. For pigmented lips, you might need more swipes for opaque coverage. Be rest assured that this will hide lip pigmentation well.
I am quite impressed with the texture of this lipstick. It glides on my lips so smoothly without any pulling or tugging. I love matte lipsticks but most of them do dry out my lips. But with this lipstick, you have no such issue. It will give a beautiful semi-matte velvety finish with a buttery texture which is just great. It provides a good amount of hydration to your lips and gives you healthy looking lips. It does not feel heavy on lips due to its velvety finish.
The formula is non-drying and does not feel sticky at all. It does not get patchy and gives an even application when you start to layer it. It does not settle into the fine lines of your lips. However, this lipstick is not completely transfer-proof. It transfers slightly but that can be ignored as the colour intensity does not get affected due to this.
Before application, I apply Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Concealer so that the natural colour of my lips gets neutralised and I can get the exact colour pay off of this shade. In order to get healthy looking lips, don’t forget to exfoliate your lips and moisturise them with a lip balm. Overall, the formulation is great and lures you to hoard more lipsticks from this range.
It stays for about 4-5 hours on my lips after which it starts fading from the centre of my lips. This lipstick can survive normal drinks or snacks but having oily food will fade away the colour intensity. When this fades away, it does not leave behind any stain on my lips. However, I need to reapply it. But reapplication does not make my lips patchy, so I am okay with it. Removal of this lipstick is also very easy. It gets removed easily using the Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water or any other makeup remover.
The colour is truly awesome and so is the matte but creamy consistency. The staying power is good as well. I love this range and will definitely more shades from this range.
Pros of Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick Vibrant Violet:
• Travel-friendly packaging
• Beautiful purple shade
• Intense pigmentation
• Sweet fragrance
• Creamy texture that gives a beautiful matte finish
• Non-drying formula
• Hides lip pigmentation
• Does not settle into the fine lines of my lips
• Comfortable to wear
• Reapplication does not highlight patches
• Provides hydration to lips
• Easily available online as well as in stores
• Does not leave any stain behind
• Decent staying power
• Easy to remove
Cons of Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick Vibrant Violet:
• Not 100% transferproof
• Bold shade
• Not meant for daily wear
• Shade is not suitable for dusky skin tone
• Fades after having oily meals
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick Vibrant Violet?
Yes, highly recommended. I will try more shades from this range.
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- Anthony Joshua.
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World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has proven he can stomach a fight – but this diet plan shows he can stomach a massive amount of food, too.
Joshua is best known for rising off from the canvas to knock Wladimir Klitschko down and out in a heavyweight fight for the ages last year.
The hulking heavyweight puts his WBA, IBF, and IBO titles on the line once again when he returns to the ring on Saturday, March 31 for a fight against WBO champion Joseph Parker in front of 80,000 screaming fans at the Principality Stadium in Wales.
To get teak-tough, Joshua – who is 6-foot-6 and 18 stone (252 pounds) – has to consume an extraordinary amount of calories in order to fuel his body for combat. But that does not mean he denies himself a sweet treat every now and then.
Here’s everything Joshua likes to have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
This is world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua. Since winning a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Joshua has knocked out every single one of his 20 opponents as a professional — including former champion Wladimir Klitschko, in a back-and-forth classic in April, 2017.
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Four world heavyweight titles will be on the line when Joshua returns to the ring on March 31 to take on Joseph Parker, an undefeated fighter from New Zealand.
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To get fighting fit, Joshua is on a very specific meal plan as he consumes twice the daily calories of a regular man. To start the day right, Joshua has a heavyweight breakfast consisting of a fruit bowl, yoghurt, two slices of toasted brown bread and five eggs (he prefers poached).
Joshua has a nutritionist, Mark Ellison, who helps with his meal planning. The boxer will sometimes eat smoked salmon with a bagel, at breakfast. That could be followed up with “a load of veg like spinach, peppers, and onions,” Ellison says.
If Joshua is lagging before he begins the grueling hard sparring sessions that prepare him for battle, he might have caffeine. Ellison says this “perks him up.” However, Joshua has not needed caffeine in his current camp and has instead relied on an electrolyte drink and a “recovery shake, with protein and carbohydrates.”
Lunch is just as healthy and Ellison says Joshua will eat “a couple of chicken breasts with sweet potatoes and a load of veg.” If he wants a snack, or a treat, afterwards, he’ll get “yoghurt and honey” or meringues because “they’re light and calorific.”
Joshua may have pork as an alternative to chicken. For example, when Joshua was in Spain for “climate training” ahead of the Dillian Whyte fight in 2015, he would have plates of pork cutlets, potatoes, and green beans, for lunch.
By dinner time, Joshua will have completed all of his main training sessions. This means he can have red meat. But this is Joshua we’re talking about, so he won’t have a normal human-sized portion. No. Joshua eats double what you can handle. That’s two portions of steak. He’ll eat his mega steak with “pasta, wholegrain rice, or quinoa,” according to Ellison. “Then a load of veg again.”
Even when Joshua is in the middle of a training camp he will still have a light sweet treat. Ellison says this could mean a dessert like “fruit mousse or yoghurt.”
Joshua may be a professional athlete but that does not mean he won’t have cravings for a midnight snack. The fighter has a chef who “leaves little treats for him like homemade protein bars, packed with fruit and nuts.” He also has a “slow-release protein shake” that aids sleep.
If Joshua was not preparing for a fight, his meal plan would be relaxed slightly — and he may take a trip to a popular Portuguese restaurant chain. Anyone who’s been in and around the UK boxing scene will have been invited to peri peri chicken joint Nando’s at some point or another — and Joshua is no different. Here he is ready to chow down on half a chicken and plenty of sides.
As for Joshua’s favourite sweet treat? That’s easy — he needs no second invitation to devour a warm, delicious, apple pie. Preferably served with ice cream.
Today’s review is on Dove Coconut and Almond Hand Cream. Dove has come up with two new hand creams and I could not resist buying both the variants – Avocado and Calendula Hand Cream and Coconut and Almond Hand Cream. A few months ago, Dove had released a body lotion in the same range, and I had loved it! Read on for more details on Dove Coconut and Almond Hand Cream.
Inspired by Indian rituals, the coconut oil-infused, nourishing formula of Dove Nourishing Secrets Restoring Ritual Hand Cream boosts your beauty rituals.
Help restore dry hands with our nourishing coconut oil and almond milk-infused hand cream, inspired by Indian rituals.
- Nourishing Dove moisturiser infused with coconut oil and almond milk
- Inspired by the rituals of Indian women
- Developed to give dry hands long-term skin quality improvement
- Leaves hands restored and extra soft, for beautiful skin
- Indulgent, creamy fragrance
. Dermatologically tested.
3€ for 75 ml or 4.95 USD/3.50 pounds.
My Experience with Dove Secrets Coconut and Almond Hand Cream:
The hand cream comes in a tube with a flip lid. The packaging contains only 75 ml, it’s quite small and I prefer to carry it in my handbag or when I am traveling.
The cream itself is white in color and creamy in texture. It is not very thick. The lotion spreads very easily over the skin and gets absorbed within seconds.
The fragrance is lovely. It smells of the sweet coconut, not very strong but very noticeable. The fragrance does not last long on the skin. If you are a coconut fan, you will love it. If you hate coconut, please stay away from it.
This hand cream doesn’t leave hands oily or greasy. In fact, it leaves my skin smooth and silky. I have used the product for a few weeks now and see that my hands look little less aged. A pea-sized amount of the product does the magic.
This hand cream provides no sun screen protection. I also like it as it has a map of India on the packaging and it reminds me of India 😛 Overall, this is a good hand cream and a must-have if you have dry hands, and also if you love coconuts.
Pros of Dove Secrets Coconut and Almond Hand Cream:
- Handy packaging.
- Gets easily absorbed into the skin.
- Not greasy or oily.
- Lightly perfumed.
Cons of Dove Secrets Coconut and Almond Hand Cream:
- Coconut fragrance in this hand cream may not appeal to all.
Would I Repurchase Dove Secrets Coconut and Almond Hand Cream?
For sure, I will repurchase. I love anything coconut!
Do I Recommend Dove Secrets Coconut and Almond Hand Cream?
I would strongly recommend this hand cream to you if you are a coconut lover. My hands feel very soft after regular use.
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Moroccanoil recently launched their body care range in India and I picked two things – body buff and body oil. I will be reviewing “Moroccanoil Fleur De Rose Body Buff” in this post.
A revitalizing, argan oil-infused body scrub with exfoliating sand that gently polishes away dead skin cells.
Solutions for dryness, dullness, and uneven texture
If you want to know more. Instantly achieve smooth, touchable skin with Body Buffs. Each one is infused with fragrances that range from the original Moroccanoil to an energizing orange blossom scent.
Originale Body Buff is a Medierranean-inspired body scrub that revitalizes rough, dry skin, thanks to exfoliating sand and apricot seed powder. Argan, avocado, and grape seed oils are fused with emollient cocoa and shea butters to deliver immediate hydration and softness.
The Fleur d’Oranger Body Buff is an exfoliating orange peel that gently polishes away dead skin cells. Antioxidant-rich argan oil is blended with sesame and sweet almond oils to rejuvenate and moisturize dry skin—and it’s infused with an energizing orange blossom scent.
Fleur de Rose is infused with rose petals to gently polish away roughness to help revitalize skin. It provides skin with the nourishing benefits of argan oil, vitamin E, and a blend of sesame, grape seed, avocado, and sweet almond oils to leave your skin moisturized and touchably smooth—plus, it’s delicately fragranced with an irresistible rose scent.
My Experience with Moroccanoil Fleur De Rose Body Buff:
This body buff comes in a pink jar with a metallic-looking plastic cap. The name of the brand with other details are printed on the front of the jar. It is a simple and chic packaging.
The product claims to revitalize skin and gently remove dead skin, this doesn’t do anything at all. Moroconoil body buff has a thick, cream-like texture with some granules which are supposed to slightly exfoliate skin. I generally use this once in a week instead of using a shower gel.
I usually work it in my skin for 3-4 minutes before washing it off! It is not harsh on my skin, doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin, but it doesn’t feel as scrub-by as I like. Because of its thick and creamy texture, it just glides on the skin without exfoliating and also adds a thick layer of cream which doesn’t go away even after taking the shower.
It does improve the texture of the skin by leaving it smooth and soft. I don’t need to apply any oil or cream after shower since the cream is intensely moisturizing and doesn’t go away even after rinsing it off. This product smells like roses, smells heavenly. The scent lingers on the body the whole day, it’s not overpowering in any sense.
Pros of Moroccanoil Fleur De Rose Body Buff:
- Smells heavenly.
- Doesn’t irritate sensitive skin.
- Not harsh on the skin.
- Leaves skin soft and smooth.
- Scent lingers for the whole day.
Cons of Moroccanoil Fleur De Rose Body Buff:
- Doesn’t remove dead skin cells.
- Adds a lot of cream on to the skin which doesn’t go away even after taking a shower.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Moroccanoil Fleur De Rose Body Buff?
No, there are better options in the market.
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Fleur De Mimosa Hand Cream
Soap & Glory Scrub ‘Em and Leave ‘Em Body Buff
Softsoap Body Butter Coconut Scrub Body Buff Wash
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