Thursday, March 5, 2015

O Hello Volume !

I am someone with naturally flat and somewhat straight hair and do struggle with the volume department. It's also no secret that I don't have a lot of hair. I don't like backcombing my hair, though it is one way I know I can get some volume.

Who doesn't love Va Va Voom hair and in my quest to find some volume, I bought some products but to not much  help :(

It could just be that I am using these products incorrectly, so if you happen to use any of these products or if they have worked for you, please let me know in the comments below.

Catwalk by TIGI Volume Your Highness Root Boost Spray
This is the product that I still use sometimes, the rest I have completely lost hope. This is typically a root booster kind of a product which you are supposed to apply to your damp towel dried roots and blow dry your hair. It does work to an extent but nothing very super exciting in my opinion. 

Loreal Elvive Volume Collagen Root Lift Spray
It says in the directions that this can be used both on dry or damp hair. It comes out like water and makes my hair damp, so am not sure whats the point of using this on dry hair ?!? Does nothing for my hair.

KMS California Add Volume Volumizing Spray
This is also a similar product to the TIGI one above. Spray in your hair and blow dry. This also didn't do much for my hair. I also think it sticks to my hair a bit and I can almost feel the product if not dried properly. Doesn't do much for volume too. 

Have you used any of these products ? What do you think ? What are your go to products for volume ?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

5 Ways to Brighten and Awaken Eyes !

In today's post we are sharing different ways for bright and wide awake eyes.
Brighten - Highlighting the inner corner of your eyes makes the world of a difference. Recently I have started to do this step even if I am not wearing full eye makeup. I have been loving the shimmery highlight shade from the Too Faced Chocolate bar palette. 
Cover up the dark circles - Use a highlighting concealer like Maybelline Instant Age Concealer or Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer to brighten up the under eye area. If you suffer from horrendous dark circles like I do, use an orange concealer and then go over with the concealer of your shade.

Depuff - Depuffing or Brightening creams like Clinique All About Eyes serum, Benefit Puff Off or Nude by Nature Bright Eyes*, Origin GinZing eyecream  are good for making you look wide awake. 

Curl up - A good curling mascara makes so much a difference in opening up your eyes. If your eyes don't hold up the curl try using water proof mascara. 

Liner - A nude or a white eyeliner opens up the eyes and makes them look more awake and bright. Though personally I prefer using a black one as the nude does not look good on me but that may be because I have not found the right shade for me. Rimmel Scandaleyes liner in Nude is quite a popular one.

What is your go to way for bright and awake eyes ? Leave in the comments below 

* This product was provided for consideration. However, I was not paid for this post. My reviews/opinions are always honest.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Empties - Products I have used up !

Empties Time ! Yay !!

I have a big bunch of empties to share this time so lets get to business :)

Protane Moroccan Argan Oil - I really enjoyed this hair oil. Its a great deal for the price. Leaves hair feeling  super soft and nourished. Would repurchase it when my current set of hair oils finish.
Girlz Only Dry Shampoo - Girls Dry Shampoo are awesome, I have used up 4 bottles of these. They come for 3 dollars and are very less powdery and blend easily. I have one open in my stash already. 
Dove Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo - I am currently using my second bottle of this and have started to enjoy the texture it gives to my hair. Also, love the volume it gives. I wish they get it in Australia soon.
Organix Macadamia Oil Shampoo - I like almost all Organix shampoos, really enjoyed using this but my favorite has to be the Keratin one. 
Schwarzkopf Bonacure BC Color Freeze Sulfate Free Shampoo - I got this free with one of my purchases from Myhaircare. This was okay, nothing great. I wont repurchase it.


Dirty Works Glow Girl Buttery Salt Scrub* - I really enjoyed the texture and smell of this scrub. Will repurchase but not immediately. 
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Spray - I have used multiple cans of this. This is one of my favorite sunscreens.
Coconut Revolution Coconut Body Cream - I won this cream in a giveaway. I used it mainly as a hand cream because of the convenient size. This was a light, hydrating cream with a delicious smell.
Olay Complete Defence SPF 30+ - This is a regular feature in my empties post. I have been using this for almost three years. I love it, its my daily AM moisturiser.
Lakme Clean Up Face Wash - I used to regularly use this when I was in India. Love this face wash. It is very refreshing.
Nair Sensitive Precision Hair Removal - This is one of my necessity products. Have used multiples of this.

Makeup , Lips, Nails, etc.

Evodia Vanilla Addict Natural Lip balm - I ended up using this  mainly as a nail cream
Nivea Daily Essentials Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Coles Nail Polish Remover - I really enjoyed this nail polish remover. It doesn't smell like typical nail polish removers. Will repurchase this.
OPI RapiDry Top Coat - I loved this as long as it lasted. This top coat completely change my life, a bit dramatic but true. It is a really good product, the only negative that it goes bad pretty soon and starts getting all gunky. Not going to repurchase it as I am currently using a top coat from Sally Hansen which I really like. 
Maybelline Eye Studio Eyeliner -Didn't like this, not going to repurchase.
Burt's Bees Tinted lip balm in Hibiscus - I loved this. I have recently bought this in Rose fragrance.
Burt's Bees Beeswax lip balm -This was very minty. I enjoyed this in the beginning but had to struggle to finish it. Will not repurchase. 

What did you empty recently ?

* This product was provided for consideration. However, I was not paid for it. My reviews/opinions are always honest.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Manicure Monday - Loreal Color Riche Le Vernis Vendome Emerald & Sequin Explosion !

This Manicure Monday features Loreal Color Riche Le Vernis in Vendome Emerald & Sequin Explosion

Loreal Vendome Emerald is a beautiful creamy green. I am not sure which category of green it fits into, though it is not emerald in my opinion. Its a beautiful formula and goes almost opaque in one coat. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you must be knowing I am a huge fan of this range. I love the big round brush, which makes for a quick and easy application. I love the mini size too.

Sequin Explosion is a gorgeous multicolored, multi shaped glitter. I wasn't able to capture the beauty of this polish in the pic properly. If you are a fan of glitter you need it in your life. It is so damn pretty and is perfect for accent nails or layering over other polishes. 

Priceline currently has buy one get one free on Loreal Nails and Lips in case you fancy trying this range. These retail for 7.95 AUD.