With the winter almost over and spring around the corner, the skin needs more care. And recently I partnered with Neutrogena to try their Hydro Boost Skin Care Line, which is perfect for my needs. All the products here address skin dehydration may be from lack of sleep, stress, to exercise and not drinking enough water. How many of you are guilty of doing that, I am for sure. And hydration is foundation of healthy skin, which we all want. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid this Hydro Boost line replenishes water and helps improve skin’s moisture barrier, resulting in smooth and hydrated skin. I will review some products from this range today, sharing more details and my experience using them.
Just before moving forward with the review, just wanted to mention that I have combination skin. My T zone gets oily and rest of face keeps dry. And now it is almost Spring but it is very cold and my skin feels dry all the time. So I personally love to use more hydrating products in this time.
As per Neutrogena – It is a hydrating face serum with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. It is revitalizing serum with multivitamin complex and vitamin E to brighten skin. Hydrating face serum helps improve skin’s natural moisture barrier against dryness. Contains hyaluronic acid which acts as a sponge for skin by absorbing 1,000x its weight in water. This Dermatologist-tested face serum is gentle and non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores.
How to Use : I apply if after I cleanse my face, then follow with this serum and then move forward with my skincare routine. And if your skincare is simple, after cleansing, you can apply this serum and them moisturize your face.
My Thoughts :
– This is a very light weight face serum, so it is absorbed in skin quickly. Doesn’t feel heavy on skin.
– Feels very hydrating and gives instant hydration to skin.
– The smell is very subtle and has a fresh clean smell which is not at all heavy.
– Makes the makeup go on better and skin looks healthy and glowy.
As per Neutrogena – It Instantly removes traces of dirt, oil, and makeup. Leaves skin clean, soft, and touchably supple every time you cleanse. Suitable and effective for daily use as part of your regular skin care routine. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gentle Cleansing Lotion is fragrance-, oil-, and paraben-free and non-comedogenic.
How to Use – For use as a part of your regular skin care routine, apply to wet or dry skin and massage gently on face with fingertips in a circular motion before wiping off with a cotton pad or tissue, or rinsing with water.
My Thoughts :
– This is a very mild cleanser and it can be used everyday.
– I use in my morning skincare routine
– It cleanses the skin but does not leave it feeling dry. Skin feels soft and supple after use.
– It lathers nicely and removes the makeup.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel -$18.99
As per Neutrogena – Refreshing, lightweight water gel that instantly quenches and continuously hydrates skin. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it boosts hydration and locks it in so skin stays hydrated, smooth and supple day after day. Applies effortlessly, absorbing quickly into skin without leaving behind an oily or greasy feel.
Purified Hyaluronic Acid- Naturally found in skin, it delivers pure boost of hydration.
Olive Extract- Known for its protective, moisturizing and anti-oxidant qualities, it is a complex combination for fatty acids, which is similar to skin’s natural moisture shield. It integrates into skin barrier, forming a structure that protects skin from excessive moisture loss. It also helps leave skin feeling soft and smooth without tackiness.
How to Use - Suitable for Day & Night Use After Cleansing your face.
My Thoughts :
– This is lightweight moisturizer and doesn’t feel heavy or leave any greasiness. I use in my morning skincare routine. I have done a video showing using it before my makeup. You can watch it here.
– It gets absorbed in skin quickly so you can do your skincare/makeup routine quickly
– Doesn’t clog my pores, and doesn’t add any extra oil to my face, just the right amount of hydration.
– I 100% agree on what is written in packaing, it quenches the skin. It really feels like that. After cleansing the face, it feels dry and once I apply the moisturizer the skin feels as if it has drank water and the thirst is quenched.
– Gel based moisturizers are great if you have oily or combination skin (like me). This product is a staple in my skincare routine since last 2 months.
As per Neutrogena – This lightweight gel-cream cleanser with naturally-derived skin smoothers effectively removes dirt, oil and dry surface skin. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it’s clinically proven to increase skin’s hydration level and lock it in – for instantly soft, supple, and refreshed skin. Gentle enough for daily use.
How to Use – Wet face. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather. Massage face gently. Rinse thoroughly.
My Thoughts :
– This contains AHA which is a chemical exfoliator, so you definitely need good sun protection after you use this product. Check the image above, its mentioned in package as well. Its very important for proper sun protection after using any chemical exfoliators (AHA or BHA) else you may get sun burns.
– This one product didn’t work for me that well. May be because of the season and the fact that my skin is little dry. It made my skin more dry. I may save this for summers, when my skin gets more oily it will work well, I hope.
Neutrogena Hydroboost Hydrating Cleansing Gel – $8.99
As per Neutrogena- Contains hyaluronic acid, a compound found naturally in skin. Works into a silky, easy-to-spread lather. Removes makeup and impurities without stripping skin. Free of soaps, oils, and parabens
How to Use – Wet face. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather. Massage face gently. Rinse thoroughly.
My Thoughts :
– This is a good face cleanser which is gentle and can be used everyday.
– It feels smooth to apply and didn’t feel heavy on skin.
– I use this after using a water/oil base makeup remover. It removes the remaining makeup nicely.
– After use face feels hydrated and soft.
Overall I am really impressed with Neutrogena‘s Hydro Boost Skin Care Line and most products really worked great on my skin. And price wise also they are very affordable. Do try it today and give your skin the TLC it needs!
A holographic polish that is a stamping polish, yes please! Thanks to Bornprettystore we have this new product now which I was very excited to try.
This polish is stunning as it is. And I want to just use as a regular polish as well as a stamping polish. So benefit of 2 polishes in 1 product. They weigh approx. 6ml. They also come in 5 different shades ranging from Holographic
Pink, Silver, Red,Blue and Black.
I have got the Black Holographic polish, it has beautiful color shift from green, blue to red undertones. It looks stunning in sunlight. Check out some photos below of the polish, its swatches and how it stamps.
I have not stamped on my nails, since they are in a bad shape due to the cold weather, so I have swatched on a swatch stick.
This new year my resolution is to take care of my skin more. As I advance through years, my skin looks and feels different, compared to what it was like 10 years back (I am in early 30’s). I have my skincare regime in place but it still lacks few products I would like to try this year. And one of the product being, a chemical exfoliator. This is where NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash comes into picture, which I will review here.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) or Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) are the game changers in skincare and are chemical exfoliators. Now if you want more details on these you can look up in Google, there are tons of articles which will explain in detail. What I understand is, there are 2 exfoliators, Physical and Chemical. The exfoliators in which there are tiny granules are physical exfoliators and the ones with ingredients like AHA, BHA are chemical exfoliators. And lately I am really interested to try chemical exfoliators because they seem to out-perform the physical exfoliators.
NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash contains Glycolic Acid which is an AHA and anti-oxidant Lactobionic Acid (PHA – Bionic Polyhydroxy Acid). It minimize the potential for irritation. Sometimes chemical exfoliants may irritate someone, since they chemically remove the dead skin cells. So this is a relief if you want to try a chemical exfoliator for first time. And this face wash is formulated to gently exfoliate, unclog congested pores and prepare the skin for your skincare regimen.
So here let me share how I use it. One important point to note with chemical exfoliators is, if you are using them in daytime, you must apply sunscreen before going out. Since they kind of remove the dead skin layer/cells, so you may have the risk of sun sensitivity/sun burn. I have incorporated this in my night time skin care routine. Since my night time skincare routine is little heavy and more hydrating compared to my day time skin care routine and I don’t have the risk of going out in sun immediately.
Using the face wash first removes all dead skin cells, unclogs my pores (which is very important after removing makeup, so that I don’t get breakouts). This is a foaming face wash and has a pump applicator, which is very hygienic. So I wash my face, pump moderate amount of foam and apply to wet skin. Then I rinse thoroughly with water. Its recommended to use 2 times in a day, but I use only 1 time which is night. Then I follow my daily skincare routine of Hydrating face spray, Vitamin C serum, Moisturizer, Face Oil and lip balm. Since it unclogs the pores, whatever skincare product I am applying is soaked in my skin and my skin gets all its benefits.
Price – $40 (but totally worth it, you need not use too much product, it will go a long way)
What it’s formulated without –
Below are some pictures:
1. Before using the face wash
2. After using the face wash
3. After doing my skincare routine, following using the face wash
4. The next morning after using the face wash
I have combination-oily skin. And after using the face wash, it dries my skin a bit. So all the hydrating products I use after it, helps bring hydration and moisture to my face back. So it does as it says, to prepare my skin for the skincare regimen. And I am excited to try this summer, when my skin is in its oiliest best. Hopefully it will reduce some oiliness.
I am going to use this face wash in my night time skin care routine from now. And I will update this post 2-3 months from now with latest pics, because with skincare products that’s the time I normally take to analyze any changes in overall skin quality. But considering the amazing reviews I found everywhere else, you can definitely give it a try without hesitation.
For anyone into nail care and nail arts, cuticle oil is most important product. It has so much benefits for your nail everyone must include in their daily skin care routine. I got to try BornPrettyStore Cuticle oil and will share my thoughts on that today.
I was excited to see BPS cuticle oil, being a user of their products from last 3-4 years. And they have different types from this range
1. Pineapple ( Which I got)
The ingredients are beneficial for cuticle and nail care which includes Grape seed oil, Amino Acids, Natural Keratin, Vitamin A, D, B-5 . The oil has a very pleasant sweet fruity scent to it. And the package is so sleek and great looking. Very easy to twist the end of the pen and oil comes out of bristles.
The texture of the oil is very silky and feels light when applied, its not at all sticky and absorbs quickly into skin. The brush has soft bristles and gives precise application.
If you are into Gel nail art then getting a good quality brush is very essential. BornPrettyStore has a new brush which can be used in Gel Nail art and as well as cleaning of the cuticle when you do regular nail art.
The brush came in this nice cover and brush holder. It will prevent the brush from getting dirty and you can use for traveling as well. The brush comes in 4 sizes 6mm/6.5mm/7mm/7.5mm.
I got 7mm brush since I will be using it mostly to clean up the mess in my cuticle area after stamping or doing any nail art. And I felt the size is good for my nails since I have big nail bed. The bristles are soft and gives precise control while cleaning up. It reaches the folds at the nail sides and cleans perfectly from all around. And you can use these brushes for your Gel nail arts too!
Its been some time I reviewed a Stamping Plate organizer and I got to share a cool product with you today. All the Nail stamping plate holders I have are from BornPrettyStore and recently they came up with this new one and I thought let me try it.
1. Material: PU
2. 24 individual slots plates case, large enough to hold BORN PRETTY round, square and rectangular plates.
3. Bright yellow color with Smiley face on the cover
As you can see it fits my BPS plates along with some Hehe plates and Nicole Diary plates as well. The built is of high quality and zipper feels robust. Love the BP logo and fringe details in the zipper. Its great for storing different sizes of stamping plates. For that reason it will be a great product to carry your stamping plates while traveling. If you want to take different stamping plates like large, square,round, it will fit all!
When you are on the Go there are some products which give you that fresh face and you can do easy touch-ups through the day. Today I am going to list few essentials which I am taking these days on my trips all the time! So I am going to share What’s in my Bag today when I go to a day trip to a nearby Amusement park .
I took just a handful of products which I felt I am going to be using for sure. That includes Evian Facial Spray, my compact mirror, Blotting paper to remove any oiliness from my T-zone and a lipstick which I wore that day to re-apply after food.
Evian Facial Spray is a great product to keep you looking your freshest best. You can use it in so many ways, that’s the beauty of it. I use it after I clean my face as a toner. It makes my skin hydrated and has a cooling effect. Then I go on with my regular skin care routine.
I also apply after I have put my makeup on, it makes my face look dewy and make the powder & dry makeup products look not powdery or have a drying effect on the face. And I spray little on after doing my touch up in middle of the day when I need.
When I stay at home I spray it on, even without makeup, on a hot day or a cold day to give that hydration my skin needs. So its become a skincare and beauty essential for me.
So that’s what I carry in my Bag today. Do check Evian Spray today and let me know if you like it.
Ever since I saw the Hair brush tool which straightens your hair and styles it, I have been really interested to give it a try! Because it will be so easy if you can style your hair as you brush through. So today I will review Miropure Hair Straightening Brush which does that!
In the box you will get :
1 x Hair Straightener Brush
1 x User Manual
1 x Heat Resistant Glove
1 x Bag
1 x Hair Styling Guide
It has Unique Anti-scald Design with Heat Insulation Tips to Prevent Accidental Burns. The built-in flexible spring design is more in line with the current massage comb structure, the hair comb can be moved up and down when combing hair will help avoid pulling hair and hurting scalp, it also help to dissipate heat.
It has a 360 degree swivel cord which makes it so handy while using.
There are 2 buttons or modes available Ionic & MCH Heating. First its suggested to use Ionic mode and detangle the hair and reduce frizz and then use MCH mode to style with heat.
It works between 110V-220V, makes it convenient for traveling.
There are Five Heat Settings for Different Hair Types: Straightener Comb can be adjusted from 150C/300F to 230C/450F.
It is suitable for all hair types: thin, fine, bleached, wavy, curled, kinky or hair full of knots
Hair Straightener comes with convenient automatic turning off feature to provide extra security. It turns off automatically after 30 minutes of idle time
I have done a video review and Demo of using the Brush, you can watch it below for more details.
With the summer season almost over, my skin has taken a beating this time. Since we traveled a lot and I had to walk everyday in hot afternoon to pick up my daughter from school. So the only way to look great is to focus mainly on skincare. Makeup can melt away with sweat, but if the skin looks great, makeup or no makeup you will feel and look amazing. So today I will review a new Facial I tried which is so unique and interesting you must know about it!!
This is my first time trying Exuviance products and I wanted to try their so famous Performance Peel for some time now. And I will get it soon because I have heard rave reviews about it. And when I got the chance to review their Bionic Oxygen Facial, I was so excited! Oxygen facials are great for skin, gives a youthful look and make skin revitalized and refreshed. But this is not like your regular facial and that’s where the uniqueness comes in to picture.
How to Use
First I clean my skin with my regular cleanser. Then I pump out little product and apply all over my face. Immediately I can see a light layer of foam forming on face. And in no time my face is filled with foam and bubbles. There is a slight tingly sensation, but that’s just the foam forming, not at all uncomfortable.
As soon as the foam is formed, it also starts to disappear the same way. Slowly all the foam starts to fade away. And it easy to keep a track and know when to clean up. The facial is very quick and easy. The total facial takes about 5 minutes. And within 5 mintues all the foam disappears and you know that you can rinse off your face in water and your facial is done!!
And once I cleaned off my face,after first use, I can visible notice the change in my skin texture. It felt lot softer and looked smooth. It looked & felt as if I had gone to a parlor and done an 1 hour facial!! Definitely worth the price of $65. And you need a tiny amount, so the product will go a long way. Great for quick skin care and BEST for traveling. You can do quick fix skincare and facial in 5 minutes anytime anywhere. A spa like facial in your home or hotel is so convenient no doubt.
It works amazing on my combination skin. I can see my pores looked smaller after I used it as suggested. I used 2 times in a week. My skin is so smooth and soft and feels hydrated & refreshed! Going to repurchase it for sure. Do try it today and see the difference.
My search for a everyday wearing eyeliner is officially over since I came across Marc Jacobs Highliner. Where were you all my life!! Why I love Matte Gel Eye Crayon from Marc Jacobs so much, read on to know more.
When comes to applying eyeliner in my water line, its a struggle for me. My eyes tend to get watery and gradually the eyeliner is smudged and kind of washed out after some time. So I kind of stopped applying eyeliners in my water line since they kind of irritated my eyes too. When I tried Marc Jacobs Highliner, it was so comfortable in my eyes I started applying eyeliners in my waterline too. They glide on smoothly, and there is no tugging or pulling of eyes. They are so creamy in texture, and that’s how an eyeliner formula should be!
The Matte Gel Eye Crayon is available in 12 shades. Some are great for everyday use like the neutrals and the vibrant ones are great if you want to dress up or go for a bolder look. I got the shades
(Earth)Quake 41 – It is a dark brown shade
Pink of Me 59 – It is very light pastel pink shade
And you can use these in so many different ways. I use them as eyeliner, eyeshadow and for different purposes as well.
– You can apply in your water line as regular eyeliner
– You can apply in lower lash line and smudge for a smokey eye look.
– Apply on your entire eyelid as a eyeshadow color and blend with fingers
– Apply in upper lash line or tight line for a intense eye look.
The pigmentation & color payoff of these Highliners in top notch. So pigmented and you don’t need to reapply or go over it again and again. It stays on for many hours which makes it great for everyday wear. And you don’t need any sharpener you just have to twist at the bottom to get more product, which makes it so convenient. Try it today and I am sure you won’t feel like going for any other eyeliners!
Disclaimer : I received the products complimentary for testing purposes, but all the opinions and my review is honest & unbiased.
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