Collective Beauty Haul: Feel Unique & Nykaa (ALL ABOUT SHIPPING AND CUSTOMS)

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Hey guys!

I have been shopping for makeup on and off along with constantly trying out new products over the best few months! Since I have bought quite a bit of stuff in the recent past, I have decided to divide my haul into two posts rather than bombard you with one never ending blog post. So without going into too many details, lets begin!

The items shown in this post have been bought on nykaa.com & feelunique.com (my two favorite beauty sites! Nykaa is an indian website with tons of brands such as NYX, Batiste, Makeup Revolution; which aren’t that easily available over the counters in Indian drugstores! There are options of cash on delivery as well with great service that makes life really easy! On the other hand, FeelUnique is hands on one of the best international sites that deliver to India! What I love about feelunqiue.com is it’s amazing collection of brands such as Rimmel London, NYX, theBalm, Real techniques etc. It also houses brands that are easily available in india such as Maybelline and Loreal. However the makeup collection is international and you will find a lot of products that are not available in India (example: Maybelline  New York under eye eraser!) Feelunique.com offers free shipping to India for an order over 60 pounds (Approx 6,000 Rs). There are no additional custom chargers. If your order is less than 60 pounds, there would be a shipping charge of 15 pounds (Approx Rs.1500).

Since  I bought these products a while ago, I have tried post of them out and will try my best to give as many details as possible. For the products that I can’t give much information about in this post, please comment on Instagram and I’ll surely give you an update!

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Skin Care & Other essentials:

1. Nivea Oil in Lotion Cocoa Nourish (Rs. 120): This body lotion works really, really well for dry skin! I love lotions that spell of coconut and cocoa butter and this ofcourse was right up my alley! It’s extremely light weight and is not sticky on the skin either.

Bought from: nykaa.com

2. Feel Unique Perfect Complexion Blending Sponge (3.38 pounds):,  I wanted to try out different dupes of the beauty blender so got my hands on this one! I have already tried the real techniques sponge that I am obsessed with and to be honest, this does not match up to it. It does the trick of blending foundation into your skin but the effect is no where close to being flawless. The sponge is also not super soft like the real techniques sponge or the original beauty blender.

Bought from: feelunique.com

2. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (3.35 pounds): This  is my holy grail makeup remover. It’s absolutely fabulous. This micellar cleansing water works wonders to take out stubborn waterproof makeup without stinging your eyes or making your skin feel oily afterwards. It does such a great job that you after using the product, you need not even wash your skin and simply pat your skin dry. It’s the PERFECT dupe for the bioderma cleansing water and I swear by it!

Bought from: feelunique.com
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Base Makeup:

1. Maybelline Dream BB Fresh (7.99 pounds) : I love using BB creams and hence I am always on the lookout for new ones. I bought this BB Cream as it claims the following:

– Creates a natural glow.
Compliments skin-tone.
SPF 30 UV protection.
Hydrates all day.
-. Blurs imperfections.
Oil free, non-greasy.
Looks visibly smooth.
Feels fresh.

Having used it a couple of times, I can say that it sticks to all its claims. It is pretty lightweight and doesnt feel sticky on the skin! I do however moisterize my skin before using this. It has a pretty good coverage for a BB cream and I was very pleasantly surprised.

Bought from: feelunique.com

2. NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer: I have used this concealer only once and my first reaction is that I don’t like it. You need to apply this concealer on your problem areas with a brush. It’s a very high coverage concealer but is way too drying. In fact, I found it so drying that in my opinion it highlighted an area more than concealing it. I would try it a couple more times to see if it works better.

Bought from: feelunique.com

3. NYX Wonder Stick (10 pounds): I was really excited to try out a contour/highlight stick and when I saw this one from nyx, I knew I just had to pick it up. It’s a cream contour and highlight stick thats really easy to apply and blend. If you’re new into contouring, I would highly recommend this product since you can apply the skin directly into the areas required and simply blend the product with your fingers!

Bought from: feelunique.com

4. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder: (3.99 pounds): I am one of those people that don’t leave my house without using a little bit of powder of my T-Zone so every chance I get to find the perfect mattifying pressed powder, I grab it! This one by Rimmel does a really great job and offers a great amount of coverage too. Sometimes, I wear it alone with just moisterizer on my face. If you any recommendations for a loose mattifying powder, please let me know! I havent found any that I like till date.

Bought from: feelunique.com

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Eyes:

1.  Eylure London Complete Eyelash Kit (7 pounds): I am not a fake eyelashes person at all and haven’t tried a single pair ever. I bought this kit hoping that it will help me initiate into the Falsies world. The kit has everything you need from re-usable eyelashes, to an applicator and glue. But, truth me told: I havent tried it yet! I am just so scared of trying false eyelashes. Maybe, one day I will! It’s on my list.

Bought from feelunique.com

2. Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express (7.99 pounds): If you have been following my blog and instagram for a while, you would know that I am completely obsessed with Maybelline’s The Falsies Mascara. It’s something that I buy again and again. This time however, I tried to experiment a bit and it worked! This Rocket Volume Express Mascara gives your lashes trememdous amount of volume making them look thick, and fuller. However, when it comes to lengthening- probably not so much. I would suggest pairing this one with Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara for the perfect balance of volume and length.

Bought from feelunique.com

3.Maybelline New York Liner Express Eye Liner (5.09 pounds): If you’re looking  for a precision eyeliner, it’s this one! I am horrible at applying eyeliner so my goal is to find products that are very easy to use along with giving me scope to mess up. This eyeliner has the thinnest tip EVER. So, you can go slow and steady and create the perfect wing with precision. However, it requires patience since you won’t get the perfect wing in just one swipe.

Bought from feelunique.com

4.NYX Eyebrow Pencil: ( 5 pounds): For all those asking me how I fill in my brows in my recent selfies- here’s your answer. I am absolutely obsessed with NYX’s products and this one doesn’t disappoint either. This eyebrow pencil is so easy to use and feels just like a crayon. It’s really as simple as colouring in light short strokes to give off the perfect natural yet filled in look. I highly recommend this one.

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Lips:

1. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick – PM414 Sheer Plum (Rs.740): This is my THIRD bullet of this shade: Sheer plum and left to me, I can see my self buying 100000 more. This lipstick is really as perfect as it gets. It’s moist and matte at the same time; a combination thats so rare to find. The colour is a brownish purple and it looks fabulous on indian skin tones. TRY IT OUT!

Bought from nykaa,com

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2. Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm- VIVA VIOLET ( 5.99 pounds): Just like Sheer Plum, this Colour Balm by Rimmel is my second bullet since I just cannot get enough of it. This balm is perfect for everyday wear when you want to glam up your look without putting in too much effort. It’s super comfortable on the lips as well since it has a really moisteruizing. It’s not very long lasting but I don’t mind at all since I carry it in my bag all day and re-apply it when I feel the need. I just love the pop of colour it gives to the lips in one swipe!

Bought from feelunique.com

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3. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Pinks EVA (Rs. 796): If a berry or violet shade is too much for you, then you should get your hands on this perfect pink-nude. I was looking for a shade like this for such a long time but couldn’t find one that suits my skin tone. EVA by loreal looks beautiful on my lips without washing me off! I love darker colours but this one is really nice for a day-to-day pink, especially in the summer.

Bought from nykaa.com

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4. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Pinks0 JLO (Rs. 796): & here we are back again, with a berry shade! As it’s pretty obvious by now, I am obsessed with dark purple-berry lip colours. I feel it suits my skin tone (or duskier skin tones) really well! What I love about this shade is how long wearing it is. It has the perfect balance of pink and purple and I feel one can pull this off in the day time too with a crisp white shirt!

Bought from nykaa.com

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IMG_7716So, that’s all for the first part of my beauty haul! If you have any questions, feel free to comment here! You can also follow me on Instagram and ask me anything there!

Untill next time,

xo

Collective Beauty Haul: Makeup Revolution, TOPSHOP Beauty, Fleur de Force Makeup & more!

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Hey guys!

I’m back with my third post this week! {let’s take a moment to pat me on the back! Haha just kidding! } Im so happy to be posting so regularly for you all! Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback 🙂 In today’s post I will be sharing with you some of my recent beauty buys! Everything from Nykaa and Feel Unique has been bought by me using my money! Clinique and Estée Lauder lipsticks were bought by my dad as a gift.  This post is not sponsored in anyway! However, hello nykaa people! I would love to work with you! HAHA

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MAKEUP REVOLUTION BLUSH AND EYE SHADOW PALETTES

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Shade: All about Pink

Let me confess: I love blush. No, seriously I LOVE IT. If there’s one product that I wear every single day with or without any foundation, its blush. This is also one product that I hoard and can’t get enough off. When I saw this product in the Nykaa sale, I knew I just had to get it. Even though the palette’s name is All about pink, there are 8 lovely shades which range from pink to peach and even orange. It’s the perfect blush palette which will suit most skin tones! My first impression was that the shades were really pigmented and the pan sizes are nice and big!

Original Price: Rs. 1350

I got it for: Rs. 1013

It’s still available for Rs.1013 as of 24th October’15 on nykaa.com

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Makeup Revolution London: Salvation Palette Professional Eyeshadows 

Shade: What are you waiting for?

This palette consists of 12 shimmer shades and 6 matte shades. I don’t wear too much eyeshadow and really want to start experimenting more. I know I still haven’t reached the point where I can experiment with crazy colours like bright blues, greens and yellows and so decided to buy a more everyday palette with really easy to use and wearable colours. The shades are so pigmented and I love how they’re perfect for fall/autumn. The shades range from pinkish shades, plums, champagne, golds, bronze to charcoal! I can’t comment on how long they last but would love to a do a review if you’d like!

Original Price: Rs. 1350

I got it for: Rs. 1013

It’s still available for Rs.1013 as of 24th October’15 on nykaa.com

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Colorbar Perfect Match BB Beauty Balm

Shade: 002 Honey Glaze

I prefer wearing BB creams on a daily basis as compared to foundations. I am almost out of my current everyday BB cream- Loreal’s Nude Magique. That BB cream is so amazing that it has really raised my expectation levels from other products. I hadn’t read too many reviews of this colorbar product and in fact bought it only cause I have never tried anything from colorbar before! The claims of the product looked really promising and it has sf 20 plus its paraben free. I just cannot comment on how I feel about how it feels on my skin since I have not worn it yet, but will surely update you!

Price: Rs.550

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 TONI&GUY Prep Heat Protection Mist

I have heard of tony&guy products quite a bite and really wanted to try them out. Luckily, even though I have coloured my hair, it hasn’t been damaged (at least that’s what it looks like). However, I do use heat on my hair and since I was out of my older heat protection spray I decided to buy this one by Toni&Guy. I really hope it works for me since the product wasn’t really too cheap for it’s size! Along with using this heat protection spray, I also use a moroccan hair serum by Organix whenever I wash my hair. If you guys want a full hair care routine, do let me know!

Original Price: Rs. 725

I bought it at: Rs. 525

It’s still available for Rs. 525 as of October 24th’15 on nykaa.com

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TOPSHOP Glow (Highlighter)

Shade: Gleam

Price: 9 pounds

IMG_2109I did quite a bit of research on TOPSHOP beauty when I found out that they’re available on feelunique.com. One product that stood out in every single review I read was this highlighter called GLOW, and oh my god, now I know why. I don’t own too many highlighters and this is my third one but I am so, so glad I took the leap to try this out. It is the most stunning gold toned highliter that works amazingly for indian skin tones. When blended well, its subtle to catch light but it’s always visible in the nice way! I can see my self wearing this everyday as well as for a glam night out!
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Lip Colours (From Left to Right)

1.  TOPSHOP Matte Lip Bullet – Plastique – Price: 5.60 pounds from Feel Unique.com

2. Fleur de Force Lip Gloss- 050 Starry Night – Price: 6.99 pounds from Feel Unique.com

3.Fleur de Force Lip Gloss- 040 Lucky Star-  Price: 6.99 pounds from Feel Unique.com

4. Clinique High Impact Lip Colour Rouge Impact – 13 Flemenco – Price: 17 Dollars

5. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick/ Rouge 410 Dynamic – Price: 30 Dollars

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Swatches from Top to Bottom

(Note: The shades look glittery and I really really apologize for that. I did the swatches over the blended glow highlighter swatch which explains why. I am really sorry about that! The shades are in fact not weird and glittery at all.

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1.  TOPSHOP Matte Lip Bullet – Plastique

It’s a beautiful mauve shade. Not really everyone’s cup of tea but I love it! I am a purple lips person and though I wouldn’t wear it on it’s own, I would probably layer with it Mac’s up the amp!

2. Fleur de Force Lip Gloss- 040 Lucky Star

It’s a beautiful red shade and even though I prefer Matte red lips, I just couldn’t stop my self from getting this! I am alsolutely obsessed with Fleur  and her videos and I knew I just had to get my hands on her collection. To my surprise, though this is a lipgloss, it’s not too sticky and has an amazing vanillish scent!

3. Fleur de Force Lip Gloss- 050 Starry Night

This is MY COLOUR! If you know me you would have seen me wear berry lips every single day. Yes, in summer, winter, autumn, spring. My everyday colour is berry. I don’t really know why but I guess it suits my skin tone well. Most of my berry lipsticks are either satin or matte finishes so I had to get a gloss version to glam up things a bit!

4. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick/ Rouge 410 Dynamic

My dad bought me this lipstick and it’s a keeper! It’s the perfect nudey pink that one could ask for. Quite surprisingly, I didn’t have an everyday nude-pink and most of my nude lip colours were brown toned! I am really excited about using this even though it’s so stunning that I want it to last for as long as possible.

5. Clinique High Impact Lip Colour Rouge Impact – 13 Flemenco

Here’s a perfect warm toned red. I have been obsessed with Loreal’s Pure Red collection and especially the shade Blake. I knew I wanted a another red shade so got my hands on this beautiful red shade which is a little pinkish and a little orangish. As you can see, I am HORRIBLE at explaining colours. This shade will really suit indian skin tones!

=If you want me to review any of these products and want more beauty related posts, please do let me know! This was a haul post where I simply shared some of my new buys to give you some ideas of what you can purchase if you’re looking for some new makeup to try out!