I’m a massive sloe gin fan – a dot of sloe gin with a tonic and plenty of ice is a delicious thing, as is a sloe gin liqueur while you’re bundled up next to a fire. My dad used to make his own and that’s never been bettered – I tried making my own and it was good, but not dad-good. So, you can see why I seized upon Sloe Down Scrub in search of that boozy, plummy scent. I have to say this is not what I think of when I conjour up sloe gin but it’s a nice surprise nonetheless. There’s a very fruity aroma to it, more autumn berry than summer fruits, and the scrub mix is lovely.
The brand hasn’t skimped on oil in the salt mix so it’s quite loose (without being sloppy) that makes rubbing over your skin much easier. I’ve had some salt and sugar scrubs that just don’t have enough oil and it feels quite uncomfortable. I used this before I got in the bath (stand on a towel to catch any spare salt) so the oils perfumed the bath as well – I’ve no complaints – I got the soft skin I was hoping for but I think it’s quite expensive at £20 for the amount. The website shows a picture of the salts with some elderberries floating about in it – I don’t know what happened but there wasn’t a single one in mine! Anyway, it’s HERE.
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I have to make a statement here – gone are the days when I used to cake up my oily skin. In my early 30s, my skin has started changing and I need less pressed powder to hide the overworking oil glands. This pressed powder is class apart and I highly recommend you try it if you carry a pressed powder to blot out the shine on the face throughout the day. This review is on Australis Ready Set Go Pressed Finishing Powder.
MAC’s new matte lipsticks are totally living up to the hype. I’ve seen so much excitement about their launch and have been really curious, given the many next-level mattes I’ve seen recently, to know how they’re better than others. MAC describes them as weightless which I think is not quite correct but they’re certainly not heavy, and say that moisture coated powder pigments are what account for the balmy feel. That’s not really a new technology but I have to say, as I sit writing in the third hour of wear, the slip feel and moisture has not dissipated. I guess that it’s all in the recipe – anyone can use powder coated pigments but it’s how you use them within a formula as a whole that makes the difference. I can, hand on heart, say that if you love a matte but need it to be 100% comfort wear, you have it in these. Mattes are my nemesis – my lips start to crinkle just thinking about them and that’s not going to change – but I don’t feel as hostile towards Powder Kiss as many, even though they’ve got a strange, sweet taste.
Thankfully, MAC puts the name label on the bottom of the lipstick, not on the lid so there’s no repeat of my Chanel disaster of last week (which I still haven’t had time to rectify). So, left to right: Lasting Passion, My Tweedy, Mandarin O, Mull It Over, Burning Love and Scattered Petals.
Bottom to top: Lasting Passion, My Tweedy, Mandarin O, Mull It Over, Burning Love and Scattered Petals.
Left to right: Shocking Revelation, Best Of Me, Fall In Love, Devoted To Chili, Impulsive and A Little Tamed.
Bottom to top: Shocking Revelation, Best Of Me, Fall In Love, Devoted To Chili, Impulsive and A Little Tamed.
Left to right: Influentially It, Sweet No Sugar, Sultriness and Style Shocked.
Bottom to top: Influentially It, Sweet No Sugar, Sultriness and Style Shocked.
Powder Kiss is great timing – winter isn’t the best time for moisture sucking mattes so a hydrating formula is a key consideration. I don’t say they hydrate exactly, but they don’t dry which is next best and a blessing when the central heating kicks in. They’re £17.50 each HERE.
Solid facial oil is such a great idea – for anyone who struggles with their beauty bag liquid flight allowance, it’s a problem instantly solved. This is rather a niche brand, despite being owned now by the Estee Lauder group, and it’s at the luxury end, price wise, but it’s got a legion of fans who swear by the efficacy of the oils.
There are three sticks – Geranium and Orange Blossom, Lavender Absolute and Jasmine and Neroli. I picked out Lavender Absolute as it’s a fragrance I thought I’d like to have on a plane (while I’m gripping the arm-rests on take-off and waiting for the gin trolley), but you could choose any of them for skin nourishment because the base consists of Safflower Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Rose Fruit Oil, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter, Rice Bran Extract, Babassu Seed Oil and Rosemary so you’ll get the hydration and skin comfort you need. Travel isn’t this handy stick’s only USP – I thought it would be ideal for anyone with mobility issues that struggles with the fine motor skills needed for unscrewing bottles of oil and the need not to wobble as you dispense it.
The bar is set high by Olio Lusso oils – they’re really lovely products that are everything good for skin, but at £55 a pop, they’re not easily going to fall into every shopping basket. You can find them HERE.
Bollywood has had so many amazing and powerful actresses since decades. While some have preferred to keep their natural beauty, some have opted to go for plastic surgery. And while some have made minor changes in their looks, some have opted for drastic makeovers. Plastic surgery has worked for most of them and have made their looks look a lot better. And also some actresses have mentioned it themselves that they have undergone the surgery. So, let’s scroll and see about Bollywood actresses who have undergone plastic surgery and how they used to look before their surgeries and how they look now.
1. Ayesha Takia:
Ayesha Takia is one of the actresses who have had a surgery recently. She made her debut in the movie “Dil mange more” and then she made a little change in her look. Earlier it was said that she had breast implants done and now the recent one was the lip job. The lip job totally changed her look.
And Kajol has been in the Bollywood industry since more than over two decades and it is said that she has not undergone a lot of surgeries. But, they have mentioned that she has undergone a skin lightening treatment which is very much visible.
3. Katrina Kaif:
Katrina Kaif who is known as the Barbie doll of the Bollywood industry has also gone under the knife. Her face area, cheeks and lips used to look very different earlier and you can see the changes right away. Also, it was mentioned that she has undergone Botox as well to change her look.
4. Mouni Roy:
Mouni Roy who was earlier seen on the small screen, now appeared on the big screen along with Akshay Kumar in her debut movie “Gold”. It was mentioned by the media that she has undergone a lot of surgeries that changed her look completely. And the main thing to change the look was that lip job. But we have to say that the lip job really worked for her and made her look even beautiful as her lips looked perfect.
5. Shilpa Shetty:
Shilpa Shetty herself as mentioned that plastic surgeries make her look so much better than what she used to look before. She mentioned in an interview that she thought that she did not have an actress face earlier but now after the surgery, her features have become so much better. She is not only one of the hottest divas in Bollywood but also a super fit mommy as well.
6. Priyanka Chopra:
Priyanka Chopra is not only representing Bollywood but is now working in International industry as well and has been the talk of the town in Hollywood as well. One of the major changes that she had undergone was her lip job that totally changes the look. She is one of the first actresses who had got a lip job done, inspired many of them and most importantly it went really well for her and these lips suit her face perfectly.
7. Aditi Rao Hydari:
Aditi Rao Hydari had a really different nose earlier but after getting the plastic surgery done, her nose was straightened a lot. Her jaw also looked very thin and perfectly sculpted as compare to before and you can surely notice it in the pictures.
8. Vaani Kapoor:
When the movie “Befikre” was about to release, the only thing that was going around in the media and on the headlines was Vaani Kapoor’s lip job. She had done a couple of movies before this one and the lip job totally changed the jawline and the bottom portion of the face as well.
9. Anushka Sharma:
And when it comes to lip jobs, the one actress that always comes to our mind is Anushka Sharma. Anushka Sharma mentioned that she had done the lip job for one of her movies and earlier she was criticised a lot for that but later she looks all pretty and is rocking her current movies.
10. Kangana Ranaut:
And last but not the least the “Queen” of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut has undergone major plastic surgeries to look the way she looks now. It is said that she has done lips job, nose job and also breast implants. Only she can tell and confirm on the number of surgery she had gone through.
So, many actresses like this have undergone plastic surgeries to enhance their facial features and it has worked for most of them. While the other actresses have stuck to the natural beauty.
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This product is part of my recent Ulta makeup and skincare haul. I wear copious amounts of black eye liner every day. And to brighten up my inner eye corner, I use copper or gold eye shadow or a highlighter. I have tried eyeliners by other brands, but my favorite is by Lancome. Ulta Gel Eyeliner Pencil Copper is an affordable eyeliner, performs well and suits my skin tone. Read on to know more about it.