Jhumkas for Round or Chubby Face: Choose Jhumkas according to your face cut

Hello My Angels 🙂

Today’s post is something which is very close to my heart, my love for JHUMKAs. I am a big girl with a chubby round face, that means I have to be extra aware/conscious of  how I dress up, do my makeup and wear accessories that enhances my overall look and not make it look bulky.

Coming to accessories, for any event or function I keep my accessories the FOCUS point rather than my clothes. I wear clothes which are not too heavy, gaudy and does not have too much of layers. More to this in other post, today I am going to write about my obsession for Jhumkas and what type of Jhumkas would suit round or chubby face.

Tip1# NEVER EVER choose or wear BIG and BULKY jhumkas. Start with smaller Jhumkas or Jhumkas which has smaller sphere. Something like the Jumkas I am wearing in below picture. They are long but has very thin/small sphere in the end.

Smaller Jhumkas for round face

Tip2# Choose Jhumkas which are smaller in length but sleeker in appearance. These would be ideal for round face. You can enjoy wearing round authentic Jhumkas which have very sleek, simple and sophisticated look. In below two pictures you can see me wearing very basic silver colored jhumkas and colored one with pearls. They are neither too small nor big, perfect for my round face.

jhumkas for chubby face

smaller sphere jumkas for round face

Tip3# CHOOSE TWO STEP or LONG jhumkas with a wider sphere. If you love jhumkas with big sphere in the end then make sure they are LONG or SUPER LONG. Long jhumkas will elongate your face and gives an impression of slimmer face. In below pic you can see me wearings long earrings with big Sphere.

Longer jhumkas for round face

I hope you find this post useful. I would love to know your views in comment section. If you have any other tips to include please feel free to share 🙂

Love,
PJK

Beauty Blender Dupe- Forever21 Makeup Blender Sponges: Review

Forever21 Makeup Blender Sponges: Review

MRP: Rs. 469 for both.
Availability: At Forever21 outlets across India

Forever21 Makeup Blender Sponges Duo-review

My Review

I got this pack of Beauty blenders/sponges from Forever21 couple of months ago. Honestly speaking I haven’t got the heart to spend hefty money on original beauty blender, moreover I had never tried makeup sponges/blenders before so wanted to start with an affordable option. The pack contained one normal size beauty blender and a mini beauty blender with a stick attached to it. I use bigger one for the face and smaller one for under eye area and around the nose.

Like original beauty blender you have to use it wet and it becomes bigger in size once you soak it completely in water. I squeeze as much water as I can and then use it to blend my foundation.

Forever21 Makeup Blender Sponge-actual size
Forever21 Makeup Blender Sponge-actual size
Forever21 Makeup Blender Wet
Forever21 Makeup Blender Wet

How to use it? The technique I learned to apply foundation or concealer using beauty blender is to dab the foundation on your face using the blender, please do not use it in sweeping motion. Just Dab Dab and Dab 🙂 I have completely ditched my Real technique’s foundation brush since I got my hands on these beauty blenders. They make the foundation application super Easy and flawless.

Downside: The downside i noticed is that it soaks the product (read foundation) and that yields to product wastage. It also reduces the coverage capability i.e. It blends the foundation so nicely on the skin that you may have to layer on the foundation for a super rich coverage. On the other side when you use foundation with brush or hands you use less product compared to beauty blender and coverage would be higher as well but trust me the finish won’t be same. Foundation application with beauty blender is much more easier and flawless.

How to Clean it?: I clean them with Johnson’s Baby Top to Toe Wash after 1-2 usages. You can use any mild body wash, there are cleaners available online specially for cleaning/washing beauty blenders. It is advisable to clean them as frequently as you can to avoid any kind of skin infection.

My Rating: 5/5. I haven’t used the original beauty blender so can’t really compare these with it. However these have definitely made my foundation application easy and flawless. These get big thumbs up from me 🙂

Below are two of the many looks where I have applied foundation and concealer with these beauty blenders

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PS: My dear readers if you have tried dupes of beauty blenders please share your experience in the comments sections. I would love to know your take on them 🙂

Love you,
PJK

D’free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion- Review

D’free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion- Review

MRP: Rs. 200 for 100ml
Shelf Life: 2 Years

D'free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion D'free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion-packaging

Claims: Revolutionary new overnight lotion format that stays on and works on scalp. Unique Anti Recurrence formula that combines 3 POWER Dandruff fighting ingredients: Climbazole, Piroctone Olamine and ZPTO. Enriched nutrients leave your hair healthy and soft.

Directions for Use: Apply lotion in the night all over the scalp. Wash off with a gentle shampoo the next morning. To be used at least twice a week .
Twist nozzle anti clockwise  to open. Close after use by twisting nozzle in clockwise direction.

D'free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion-packaging D'free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion-directions D'free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion-ingredients D'free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion-pack insert

My Experience

I have Frizzy hair with dry scalp and I am suffering from Dandruff from an year or so. I have tried various remedies but nothing worked out. I have really dense and thick hair and summer season makes my Scalp sweaty and Itchy 🙁 On top of that this dandruff reoccurs no matter what remedy I try.

I was browsing websites to look for an Anti-dandruff hair oil and I came across D’free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion. Honestly speaking I never heard of this brand before but the Ingredient list got me intrigued. It contains Climbazole, Piroctone Olamine and ZPTO, all of these ingredients are clinically proven to fight dandruff causing micro-organisms.

I have finished using 100ml bottle of it and ordered another one online. I am not sure if it is available at Local stores, however you can easily get it online from Amazon or Nykaa. I have been using it twice a week and whole bottle lasted for 6-7 usages (please note that i have really dense and thick here).  Pack Insert is very useful read where they have mentioned about Reason and Signs of Dandruff, directions for use, Manage your Dandruff etc.

I apply this lotion all over the scalp and massage it gently, It has a very cooling effect on scalp and gives a tingling sensation. After that I leave it on for the night and wash off in the morning with Shampoo. D’free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotion did cleanse my scalp completely however it failed to stop the recurrence of Dandruff 🙁 It keeps my scalp clean and prevents the itchiness for 3 days and then I have to use it again. However I will continue using it until I find a fail safe product.

Rating: 3.5/5.

If anyone of my readers have some remedy for Dandruff please do let me know in comments section 🙂

Love,
PJK

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Dupe? Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams in shade 12, 31 and 42- Review and Swatches

Hello My Angels 🙂

I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. Its been close to 3 weeks since I posted anything on this blog and I really missed writing and interacting with you all. I was super busy due to the New Job I got recently, the good thing is it is very close to my home and I get all the Saturdays off …yayy 🙂

More to this…later on. Today I am going to review the most talked about Budget Lipsticks in India. Indian Beauty bloggers are talking and raving about these Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams which actually are dupe of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I have reviewed three shades from NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, mentioning the link below:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams Review: Addis Ababa, Prague and Monte Carlo

 

I too joined the bandwagon and bought three shades. Lets jump to the details and My Review 🙂

MRP: They retail between Rs. 200 to Rs. 250. I got them from Rs. 200 from a nearby cosmetics store called Venus. However they are available online at Habbana for Rs. 250. I am mentioning the link below in case you want to check the whole range:

https://www.habbana.com/product/miss-claire-soft-matte-lip-cream-9-shades/

Description by Miss Claire:

It’s not lipstick, nor is it gloss. It’s like nothing you’ve experienced before. It is a lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte.

They have 43 Shades on Habbana: 01, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 15A, 16A, 17A, 18A, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51

My Review

True to Brand’s claim, these lipsticks are super matte. They go soft and creamy on lips and sets into Matte finish quickly; same as NYX Matte Lip Creams. The texture is not smooth and lightweight as NYX ones but it is very close. The formula is drying matte hence It is advisable to properly exfoliate and moisturise the lips before applying them.

The packaging is ditto copy of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, the slight difference i see is that Miss Claire Lip creams have Shiney black Cap and NYX ones have Matte black Cap but then it is hardly noticeable. They even have the same fragrance as NYX ones, I mean they have literally copied each and every aspect…wow…and that too at such an affordable price. The shade numbers are written at the bottom of the lip creams.

All the three shades are nicely pigmented and shows on the lips in one swipe. You just need second swipe to even out the coverage.

The one negative aspect is the “Wear time”, Miss Claire ones have the wear time of 4-5 hours only. They do not survive full meal, the color fades(totally) from the middle and corner of the lips and you definitely need to do the touch-up. The good thing is that the touch-up is easy unlike many other liquid lipsticks where you have to scrape the whole lipstick and then apply it again. With Miss Claire ones, the touch-up is very easy, you can fill in the gaps with the wand or layer the Lippie.

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 31-review
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 31
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream-Shade 31
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream-Shade 31
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream-Shade 42
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream-Shade 42
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 42-swatch
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 42
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 12-swatch
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 12

I am summing up the Pros and Cons for a Quick Review:

Pros:

  1. Sleek Packaging which is easy to carry and colored tube helps in Easy Recognition of Color.
  2. Large Selection of Colors- 43 shades are available online at Habbana.
  3. Lightweight and Creamy Texture.
  4. Glides Smoothly on Lips.
  5. The applicator provides a precise finish and is very easy to use.
  6. Highly Pigmented, one swipe covers the lip perfectly.
  7. 4-5 hours of wear time.
  8. Touch-up and Re-application is easy as these does not get patchy.
  9. The Formula is not immensely dry.
  10. Does not Transfer on Cups/glasses.

Cons:

  1. Does not survive meals as the color fades(totally) from the middle and corner of the lips.
  2. Not an ideal formula and texture for Severe dry lips. You need to exfoliate your lips and moisturize them before the application.
  3. Accentuates the Lip Lines after few hours of Wear time.

Below I am sharing a Comparative Analysis of NYX and Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams:

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams
Affordably Priced (Just Rs. 200) Retails at Rs. 600, officially launched at Nykaa in India
Ditto copy of the packaging of NYX ones Packaging- coloured tube with Matte black cap
Not so smooth and lightweight texture as NYX ones but still very close. Smooth and lightweight texture
Highly Pigmented Highly Pigmented
Drying Matte formula Drying Matte formula
4-5 hours of Wear time only 6-7 hours of Wear time
Touch-up and Re-application is easy as these does not get patchy Touch-up and Re-application is easy as these does not get patchy
Does not Transfer on Cups/glasses Does not Transfer on Cups/glasses
Accentuates the Lip Lines after few hours of Wear time. Accentuates the Lip Lines after few hours of Wear time.
Nyx and Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams-Comparison
Nyx and Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams-Comparison

Rating:  4.5/5. These are the best Liquid Matte Lipsticks available in India at such an affordable Price. Awesome color range/variety, you can find many dupes of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in this Color Range. I totally Recommend this range.

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. Love you

Love,
PJK

LA Girl Matte Flat Finish pigment Gloss Black Currant: Review and FOTD

LA Girl Matte Flat Finish pigment Gloss Black Currant

MRP: Rs. 575
Finish: Matte
Color: Dark Purple
Availability: You can find them online at www.nykaa.com

LA Girl Matte Flat Finish pigment Gloss Black Currant-packaging LA Girl Matte Flat Finish pigment Gloss Black Currant-packaging1 LA Girl Matte Flat Finish pigment Gloss Black Currant-applicator

MY REVIEW

LA Girl is recently launched in India via www.nykaa.com but I had this lipstick with me before it was officially launched  here. I bought it from a nearby cosmetic store called Venus, they keep good stock of international brands however you will find the pricing high. I got this shade for Rs. 740.

The shade’s name is Black Currant which is a beautiful vampy and gothic kinda Purple. Although this range has all kind of reds, pinks, nudes but I was hooked to Black Currant the moment I saw the swatch online.

The pictures will give you clear idea of packaging. Applicator is good, texture is nice and creamy, formula is liquid matte which sets to complete matte with in few seconds.

I won’t suggest layering as it has tendency to get Patchy. Black Currant is extremely pigmented but I found the application uneven, in pictures below you can see that the skin color is showing underneath the lipstick.

Other negative point is, this does not survive meals, oily food. The color starts to crumble and you will see little flakes of the color on lips and its NOT a GOOD sight Girls, that is a worst nightmare for any Girl 🙁 It also has tendency to highlight lip lines.

My Rating: 2/5. If you want to buy it, just buy for the beautiful vampy color. Other than that, there is nothing good to write about it 🙁

May be other colors in this range have better performance, if you have tried any do let me know how it performs 🙂

LA Girl Matte Flat Finish pigment Gloss Black Currant review LA Girl Matte Flat Finish pigment Gloss Black Currant India-fotd LA Girl Matte Flat Finish pigment Gloss Black Currant-swatch

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.

Love,
PJK