Punjabi Jutti- Gota Patti Work

Hello My Angels 🙂

Hailing from a Sikh Family I love things which connects me to our age old traditions. Both of we sisters are suckers for Phulkaris, Patiala Suits, Punjabi Jutti and traditional jewellery.

During our recent visit to Karnal we chanced upon this beautiful Punjabi Jutti with Gota Patti Work. There is this Shop called Khalsa Shoes in Karan Market, Karnal, we have been going there since we were kids and the collection of Punjabi Juttis there never disappoints us. On top of that, they are very affordable and good quality.

I wore them with my Punjabi Suits, Jeans and Kurti and every time I wore them, I got tons of compliments.

BTW these Juttis cost just Rs. 700. If you buy similar ones from Big Brands such as Juttichoo, Needledust, Fizzy Goblet etc. you will get them for Rs. 2000 to 3000. However it never hurts to get Good looking shoes at very affordable price, isn’t it 🙂

Leaving you all with the Pics.

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Love,
HJK

Sleek Pout Paint- Port review and swatch

Sleek Pout Paint in shade Port

MRP: Rs. 815

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How are you my Angels!!

Me and PJK are at our native place, spending quality time with Mom and Dad 🙂

Today I am going to review Sleek Pout Paint in Port, we purchased it from Luxola when they used to do Shipping in India .  We were so looking forward to buy pout paints but was confused between sleek and 3CE. I have read rave reviews for both of these brands and after much thought I purchased Sleek pout paint and put the 3CE in my wish list. Only one color was available at luxola, the port. Let’s jump to the review now.

Packaging: The product comes in sleek tube packaging. The tube is transparent in color with hint of black covering at the top and rear. The transparent packaging makes the product easy to identify. Tube has a thin nozzle to dispense the product.

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Color: The color is gorgeous dark pink. Being the lip colors loosely packed in a tube you always have an advantage of mixing it with other colors and customize it. You can use it as a gloss by putting it slightly on lip and rub your fingers across the lips to have a touch of pink glossy lips. You can fully control the intensity of the color.

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Texture/formula: Texture is thick in nature and spreads evenly on the lips. It settles into semi matte finish after some time. I found the formula dry after few hours of wear.

Application: Application can be tricky for beginners, you can only apply this lip product with a lip brush. Application with fingers can risk spreading the product beyond the lip lines and as it stains heavily so you will be left with pink stains around the lips, hence I recommend using a lip brush for precise application. Draw the outline first and then Spread the color with a filler brush. I have used real technique lip brush and the application was precise and smooth.

Pigmentation: Sleek pout paint is insanely pigmented. You will get an even color with one swipe of brush.

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Lip preparation beforehand: If you have dry, chapped lips then this product is a big no for you. I would advise to exfoliate and moisturize your lips before application, the lips should look healthy to have the precise application. It is a must to use a lip balm underneath otherwise it may leave your lips dry.

Longevity: I had a wear time of 6-7 hours, meals and drinks included and afterwards it leaves a pink tint behind.

Staining: Seeing its pigmentation I had the idea that it will stain the lips and it does.

Removal: You need a good oil based makeup remover to completely remove the traces of it.

Pros:

Easy to identify packaging.
Gorgeous pink color
Thick texture
Color spreads evenly on lips
Amazingly pigmented
Long staying
You can customize the colors while mixing with other shades.
Little product is needed to cover whole lips.

Cons:
Can only be applied with a lip brush.
Can be unflattering on dry and chapped lips.
Stains the lips heavily.
Need an oil based makeup remover to remove the color completely.
Not available in India

My Verdict: I loved it and fully recommend to all the ladies out there. Go give it a try and you will love it for its pigmentation and staying power.

Rating: 4.5/5

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Love,
HJK

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Feels So Grand: Review, Swatches and FOTD

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Feels So Grand: Review, Swatches and FOTD

MRP: Rs. 1,800
Finish: Matte 
Belongs to Permanent Range

MAC Cosmetics has launched Matte Liquid Lipsticks this Summer in India. These are included in permanent range and you can get them in any MAC Cosmetics Outlet, however they are highly in demand so most likely you will see them OUT OF STOCK at their stores.

I could not get my hands on them when they were firstly launched couple of months back, however MAC has restocked them recently and I got this beautiful Red colour called FEELS SO GRAND.

FULL DESCRIPTION by MAC
A lip colour that provides a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that lingers.

For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme. M∙A∙C introduces a twist on this classic texture with robustly saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. Whichever shade you choose, all promise one thing: a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that is impossible to forget.

KEY CLAIMS AND BENEFITS

  • Long-wearing, eight hours
  • Colour wears evenly and smoothly, eight hours
  • Provides stay-true colour, eight hours
  • Non-feathering, non-bleeding

USAGE

Apply directly onto lips using applicator.

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MY REVIEW

MAC Cosmetics defines FEELS SO GRAND as DEEP TRUE RED which looks very close to RUBY WOO. The Pictures above will give you a clear picture of how the packaging is. The applicator is applause-worthy, it makes the application of lip colour very easy and smooth. MAC Feels so Grand is intensely pigmented and does not require lip liner underneath. However, I read online that the lighter shades in this range are not very pigmented. Like all Retro Matte Lipsticks, Feels So Grand is very drying. So, make sure to prep your lips i.e. exfoliate and mositurise them properly before application. This Range is not an ideal choice for Ladies with severe dry Lips.

This Lipcolour goes fully matte within minutes of application and once it is set it does not budge at all, no transfer and no smudging. It is also very long lasting, I had a wear time of around 7 hours (meals, snacks and drinks included in between). It surely fades from the inner corner of the lips but nothing worth noticing.

All in all FEELS so GRAND does really feel grand and adds a very nice glow to the face. In the pics below I have kept my whole makeup very subtle and still the look feel so regal, just because of that beautiful Red colour 🙂

Rating: 4.5/5

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Love,
PJK

Revlon Colorburst matte balm sultry: review, swatch and FOTD

Revlon Colorburst matte balm Sultry
http://www.revlon.com/products/lips/lip-color/colorburst-matte-balm#309975726152||0

MRP: Rs.800 for 2.7g
Texture: Creamy Matte

Description on Revlon’s website:
Vibrant colors infused with a Triple Butter Complex give you a bold, beautiful lip. It’s a burst of matte color with a balm-like feel. Go bold and get moisturized in 10 craveable, collectible shades.

Features:

  • Velvety color + balm-like moisture
  • Infused with a Triple Butter Complex of shea, mango, and coconut butter
  • Retractable chubby crayon, no sharpener required

Color: Sultry is a brown-pink color with hints of plum, the color looks too sober and mature on the bullet but on lips it looks very pretty pink. This color is ideal for everyday wear and will look great on medium to dark complexion.

Formula: It has matte formula but is not a drying matte. It glides smoothly on lips unlike other matte lipsticks but slightly accentuate the fine lines.

Fragrance: It has minty fragrance and i felt the cooling sensation on my lips while applying it, although it doesn’t stay for long.

Pigmentation: It is highly pigmented and covers the lips in one swipe only. You can further build the color if you wish to and it doesn’t look patchy. I applied two swipes in the pictures below.

My Experience: I love the formula, the application is really smooth and provides a perfect finish. Applying a lip balm underneath would be a wise decision as it is a matte lipstick after all and lips feel dry after few hours. It is a perfect color for office going ladies, not over the top and not too dull. But i wish the longevity be a little more, it does not survive meals and you need to do touch up afterwards which is quiet a turn off for me. On me it had a wear time of 4 hours (without meals). But nonetheless it is a great color with very good formula.

Pros:
Beautiful color
Great pigmentation
Creamy texture which glides smoothly on lips
Not too drying
Twist up crayon hence no product wastage

Cons:
Not so good wear time.
Slightly accentuate the lip lines
Dries the lips after few hours so it is advisable to apply a lip balm underneath.

Rating: I will give it 3.5/5

Love,
PJK

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PS: I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views.

PJK

Benefit – They’re Real! Push-Up Liner: Review

Benefit – They’re Real! Push-Up Liner Review and Swatches

MRP: Rs. 2,240
Shelf Life: 3 Years
Finish: Matte
Key Feature: AccuFlex TipAvailability: Online and at Sephora Stores across India.

Official Website: https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en/product/theyre-real-gel-eyeliner-pen

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Ingredients: sododecane, Dextrin Palmitate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica. [+/: CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]. N⁰ 08395/A

WHY WE LOVE IT?
This matte black gel formula is waterproof and won’t smudge, budge or dry out for 24 hours*. The innovative soft AccuFlex™ Tip hugs your lashline from corner to corner…the closer the line, the bigger the eye!
  • 91% said it was longwearing**
  • 88% said it hugged the lashline**
  • 84% said eyes looked visibly larger**

**Results observed in a consumer panel survey on 32 women after 2 weeks

*Instrumental test on 19 panelists

AWARDS

  • #1 Prestige Gel Eyeliner in the US*
  • Allure Best of Beauty for beauty breakthrough, 2014
  • Allure Best of Beauty for best gel/cream eye liner, 2014

My Review:

The credit for introducing this brand to me goes to Komal from delhifashionblogger. She raved about this eyeliner in her many videos and this seems to be her favorite gel liner. Moreover i love her perfect winged eye liner and the precise application. So when benefit cosmetics posted on their instagram that they have restocked this liner, my hapiness knew no bounds and without wasting much time i raided Sephora store and brought this beauty home. I also got Benefit Mascara which i will be reviewing soon( BTW i am wearing this mascara in pics below).

It took me 2-3 applications to get the hang of it,afterwards I felt no issue. It is one of the best eyeliner to get the perfect winged eyeliner. The unique tip make sure that you draw a precise line closer to the lash line. The only downside I faced is that the texture of the eyeliner crumbles whenever I try to layer it. So the ideal approach is to draw small lines and then join them, do not go overboard with layering. I am mentioning some important facts below which would help you all to have a better understanding of the product. This Gel Liner is Pricey so read thoroughly before making your decision 😉 It sure is a lengthy post but I assures you that it is worth a read 🙂

The Tip!!!

Lets come to the most important feature of this product, its Tip.I am including a diagram to give a better idea of the tip.

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This accuflex tip was designed keeping in mind all eye shapes and the flexible material of the tip allows you to glide across the curve of eyelids.

How does it work?

1. Remove the orange tip protector.

2. Twist the base to push up the gel until it reaches the tip.

3. Start from the center or outer corner of the eyes, if excess product had come out from the tip. Otherwise there is no mendatory rule.

4. Once you are done, wipe off the tip and put the orange tip protector back. This is not mandatory, i put it to make sure the gel liner does not dry off.

Why is it raved all around the world?

Mostly because of its unique tip, get black matte finish and very user friendly packaging which is really easy to carry in a handbag. If you look across the eyeliners available in market, the wooden ones or Pencil ones smudge easily and wear off quickly, Liquid eyeliners are kind of outdated now and looks shiny. Moreover Liquid eyeliners are not everyone’s cup of tea, most people can’t get used to the liquid formula. Gel liners that comes in a pot are very difficult to carry around, moreover they need brush and its very difficult to apply them on-the-go. Felt tip ones, well….they dry out very quickly.

So here is the Benefit – They’re Real! Push-Up Liner, which is blackest of black liner, gives Matte Finish, Smudge-proof and Long Lasting 🙂

Rating: 4.5/5

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PS: I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views.

PJK