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Glow like Goddess Aphrodite with Kypris

Chase the founder of Kypris has redefined Organic beauty by choosing the most rare and exotic ingredients to formulate her skincare line ,as her motto goes “Beauty from Beauty ” .The ingredients are chosen from Goddess Gaia’s garden but the brand is taken its name from Goddess Aphrodite “Kypris” . The products from these line are as exotic as the ingredients , its luxurious organic formulation is also ideal for most sensitive skin types that cannot tolerate chemicals. Kypris has changed the outlook to holistic beauty with its complex rare formulations in its effective range of skincare. Here I share a “Goddess ritual below for a celestial glow” using the luxurious organic line from Kypris.

PURIFY :
KYPRIS
CLEANSER CONCENTRATE

The favourite part of mine in this cleanser is the probiotics inclusion that removes free radicals and prevents formation of bad bacteria on skin . Its a luxurious non foaming cleanser concentrate as the name says, it contains moringa kernel oil that is rich in vitamins and fatty acids ,shea to De-congest the dead skin cells ,Sodium PCA for natural moisture ,sunflower seed oil that helps dissolve makeup ,Prickly Pear seed oil that nourishes skin with vitamin E,Baobab and Asiaticocide to de stress skin and cleanse deeply. This cleanser concentrate is best suited for dry skin and normal skin who can use it alone and enjoy the luxurious hydration after an effective cleanse . However the oily skin types and the sensitive skin types should follow with a foaming cleanser to remove the luxurious oils in the cleanser concentrate that might irritate your skin , i do use a mild cleanser after i remove my makeup using the cleanser concentrate. A visible smooth supple feel is imparted on skin post the usage of cleanser concentrate .

REJUVENATE :
KYPRIS
DEEP FOREST CLAY

Kypris deep forest clay mask smells like dense forest petrichor and a distinct clay. This exfoliating and detoxifying clay mask is an excellent after a long day out in a city , to soak in the goodness of Forest and Sea . This deep forest clay mask is formulated with Montmorillonite that is a mineral clay for detoxifying, exfoliating and hydrating skin. It also contains Sea Algae to strengthen skin’s barrier ,73 mineral salts to calm skin , botanical acids ,Asiaticosid to de-congest pores Thyme, Aspen to soothe skin, Vetiver, Chamomile to reduce inflammation, Fir, Butterfly Bush, and Hibiscus . This is one of the best detoxifying masks you can lay your hands on .I use this mask after i am done filming and soak into the deep forest clay mask and get rid of all the stress and toxins on my skin . This mask can be used thrice a week and i suggest it should be used at night , before your serum and hydration for optimum benefits of exfoliation .

DETOX:
KYPRIS
ANTIOXIDANT DEW

Kypris Antioxidant Dew can be a boon to the sensitive skin types that cannot tolerate essential oils because this antioxidant serum is oil free .Kypris antioxidant dew new formulation is wheatgerm oil free and is a superb AM serum for hydration and to fight the free radical formation .
Antioxidant dew is formulated with an array of 26 active natural ingredients , vitamins C & E ,Ferulic acid , sea Algae Extracts for hydration,
Xylitylglucosides a natural component of hyaluronic acid,Rose Extracts to balance the skin-tone,
Reed Extract,Tamanu extract for cell renewal ,Waltheria indica to brighten dull skin . This is a beautiful serum for your AM regimen as it is packed with all best organic ingredients and will be an ideal choice for those whose skin battles pollution and UV stress everyday .

MOON REFINE :
KYPRIS
MOONLIGHT CATALYST
(PM ROUTINE ONLY)

Kypris moonlight catalyst is a breakthrough serum and is first of its kind unique formulation which is an organic blend of natural retinoids that will renew and refine skin without peeling . The moonlight catalyst is formulated with 16 active natural ingredients, fermented pumpkin enzymes which is an excellent exfoliator, Hawaiian Sea Algae extracts that hydrates skin ,Xylitylglucosides which is a natural component of hyaluronic acid ,
Rosehip Seed extract ,Sea Buckthorn extract that heals skin while providing intense hydration ,EGF peptide for skin renewal ,peach extract and organic Neroli flower extract for soothing hydration . This serum is only to be used in PM regimen and can be followed with a moisturizer if you have dry skin while oily skin types you can use this serum with antioxidant dew to wake up to refined and renewed skin complexion .

ROSE QUENCH :
KYPRIS
Beauty Elixir I – 1,000 Roses

Kypris beauty elixir I is the most luxurious product from the entire Kypris skincare line ,it imparts a celestial feeling psychologically as well as in product performance . Kypris Beauty Elixir I is the most luxurious rose component serum with Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil from more than 1,000 distilled roses in each bottle of Beauty Elixir I. It is also formulated with patented therapeutic grade CoQ10 which is one of the most potent antioxidant , Vitamin C , Vitamin E to enhance collagen, vitamins A to combat blemishes, Baobab oil to strengthen skin’s barrier,
Black Raspberry Seed to reduce inflammation ,Pomegranate Seed which contains 60% punicic acid to repair Sun damage .Kypris beauty elixir I is a luxurious facial oil which can be used 4 times a week by dry/normal skin types and twice a week for oily /sensitive skin types . The idea to avoid this luxurious product everyday , is to shock the skin and not make it used to the product , to witness maximum potent of this elixir. I have used this elixir quiet a few times till now and every morning i woke up with a glow , i always run to this when i want to detox away from all chemical products and wrap myself in the arms of 1000 roses with Kypris beauty elixir I .

in Make Up, Product Reviews, Skin Care

NOT WORTH THE PRICE , NOT WORTH THE HYPE !!!

With Rapid new launch trend increasing since 2016 through 2017 , we have new products being launched every month . There are some brands revamping same product in new packaging while some have been just par excellence in delivering good quality with every new launch . The launch of new product with a new twist doesn’t mean just tag a hefty price to make it look appealing , overpricing the product has also become a new marketing gimmick to attract the buyer attention .Below are some products that were not worth the hefty price tag and could have been better selling if priced right and lesser air around the product description .

KOPARI
Coconut Melt

A very fancy name and a very fancy description for a jar of virgin cold-pressed Coconut oil .Turn the jar and all you see in the ingredients is Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil . You will see a very fancy label alongside the name Kopari Coconut melt , Paraben free , Sulfate free , Cruelty free , Vegan , but of course a jar of any brand organic coconut oil is just all that . All in all this can be purchased for about 10$ then why pay 38$ for this Kopari ?

FOREO
ISSA Hybrid

199$ is what this toothbrush is priced for .
CLAIMS :
Foreo Issa Hybrid claims to integrates PBT polymer bristles with hygienic properties superior to standard nylon bristles on the inner segment of the brush head to cover the surface area of the teeth and it suitable for people who seek stronger cleaning or have more plaque buildup due to their lifestyles or natural predispositions.
FAILS:
To start with it has a huge brush head , if you can already make out in the picture the bristles are way too tiny to actually reach in between teeth gaps. The battery claims fail again as the battery discharges every 3 months .The soft silicon bristles are very gentle on gums and feel good but one would only buy this weekly twice use brush if priced for 79$ and not 199$ .I wonder why brands don’t understand its about pricing it right than to not have sales at all .

LANCOME
La Rôse Blush Poudrer

Thank to the lords this was a limited edition that never returned . I love the brand Lancome inside out and i wonder why did Lancome launch this piece of Flower , the packing of this was beautiful and looked so pristine but the product a huge fail . This was priced for 60$ and it was called a highlighter and was not even close to it , an entire palette of Highlights can be brought from ABH for the same price .

Dr. Brandt Skincare
MAGNETIGHT

We all fell in love when we saw this magical mask that had first of its kind magnetic properties and it looked so fancy when it was being removed using the magnet .
CLAIMS:
Leveraging the power of magnetic attraction, this ahead-of-the-curve breakthrough mask helps counter the effects of stress and environmental damage as it simultaneously recharges and rejuvenates the skin. Iron magnetic particles draw out toxins and daily residue, while aromatherapeutic lavender soothes the senses. Black tourmaline, a powerful mystic stone known as one of nature’s most energizing minerals, is ground into the finest powder to neutralize negative energy and boost positivity , rendering skin radiant.

FAILS :
To start with this mask is priced for 75$ . This mask is full of essential oils and other fruit oils that can highly irritate the skin , it got worst when the ingredient list had Silica in it . I really appreciate how the magnetic innovation was formulated in to a mask but the ingredients list and the product output was not worth the magnetic show .

GIVENCHY
Le Soin Noir Lace Face Mask

330$ , yes you read it right , this mask is priced for a whooping 330$ . I love Givenchy and so many of Givenchy products but this definitely had me disappointed .

CLAIMS :

The Supreme Alliance of Life Algae complex, an amazing fusion of two algae selected for their extraordinary life force*, targets the integrality of the cell life cycle* to correct all the signs of aging. A captivating combination of an haute couture lace mask and an intriguing black formula highly concentrated for maximum power, this precious black lace adjusts to the face’s features to deliver its exceptional remodeling force.

FAILS :
The black lace mask was beautiful and looks stunning upon application , but the claims of face re-modelling with a lace mask went a little too haywire . The box has 4 lace masks that brings it down to 83 $ per mask . Is it worth 83$ for one time use definitely not with the basic prime ingredient of Algae .

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Best moisturizers for Summer 2017

Yes love you need to get a new one !
A different moisturizer must be used for summer , if you really love your skin . The skin texture and sensitivity changes with season and so must our skincare products . A moisturizer is the essential most component of our skincare routine and is one product that you must change this summer along with your spf . Its very important to maintain the pH level of skin as the skin is constantly sweating and has high tendency to breakout in summer, also we need slick moisturiser to avoid makeup meltdown . The following are some amazing oil free moisturizers that will provide perfect hydration minus the oily stickiness that the hot climate triggers in summer.

TATCHA
The water cream

This pot as pretty as it looks has all the goodness packed inside,Tatcha water cream is an oil free moisturizer that that provides skin optimum hydration with the secret of Japanese ingredients working wonders on your skin.
. It contains Japanese wild rose that tightens pores and smooths skin texture; Japanese leopard lily helps control excess oil and purify skin by supporting natural skin turnover; and hadasei-3—an anti-aging trinity of green tea, rice, and algae—restores healthy-looking radiance. The formula imparts a subtle, shine-free glow with a touch of 23-karat gold.

ORIGINS ZERO OIL
Oil free moisturizer with saw palmetto and mint

If you have been suffering with acne or breakouts lately ,this is the moisturizer you have been looking for .This lightweight, oil-free, hydrating lotion with skin-clearing Saw Palmetto, refreshing Mint and pore-minimizing Salicylic Acid instantly reduces shine, refines skin texture and creates a smooth, matte finish .The Salicylic Acid will make sure its working on acne ,saw palmetto shall be controlling excess oil production which reduces shine and can help prevent breakouts.

KATE SOMERVILLE
Oil Free Moisturizer

Kate Somerville has been delivering products that have worked wonders on problematic skin .Formulated without parabens or fragrances, this face moisturizer provides instant hydration and tightens pores for a flawless feel .It contains essential amino acid derivatives that diminish the appearance of fine lines while the algae-Based tighteners help to tone and tighten the appearance of skin.

BOSCIA
Green Tea Oil-free Moisturizer

This moisturizer has the goodness of Japanese green tea that when applied topically reduces sebum production
and inflammation from acne-causing bacteria.Burdock Root provides a matte texture for flawless makeup application
and a complex of algae extracts that protects skin from new damage caused by environmental pollution.

MURAD
Skin Perfecting Lotion

The main concern as the temperature rises is the probability of breakouts increases ,this oil-free moisturizer makes skin smooth while providing hydration and keep blemishes at bay ,it minimizes the appearance of pores, refines texture, and soothes redness and irritation for healthier-looking skin.

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Do facial oils work on acne prone or sensitive skin ?

It all started with a popular belief that oils are amazing for oily skin and acne prone skin as oils moisturize the skin and prevent excess secretion of sebum . I am sure it must be a post just like the one i am writing now that went viral and thus the statement became a belief.
Being a big fan of facial oils , the benefit of any facial oil that is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants are endless . Its a boon for those who can use facial oils and enjoy the results of nature’s liquid gold that will detoxify skin , repress free radical formation , prevent premature aging ,moisturize skin deeply,reduce pigmentation,lighten blemishes and leave a lasting glow.

But its not the same for people with acne prone skin and sensitive skin , the fatty acids present in any of these facial oils are dense and dont breakdown easily, resulting in congested pores ,enlarged pores , formation of white heads , breakouts and cystic acne.
After trying almost every oil in the market , I am almost on the verge of giving up on facials oils for our genre . Josie Maran Argan oil , Virgin coconut oil ,Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil , Sunday Riley Artemis , Rodin ,Clarins Santal Oil , I am only left out with Tatcha’s Camelia Oil and Tarte Maracuja oil. So , watch this space if i happen to find the HG facial oil for sensitive and acne prone skin.

CONCLUDES :-

Its alright if you cannot find “your” holy grail facial oil while all your friends rave about their favorites and benefits , switch to water based moisturizers and oil-free antioxidant serums.

Oils might be very tricky and cause skin congestion for a good 30 days. So, whenever you try an oil for your sensitive skin / Acne prone skin
• Make sure you try it under you chin area for 10 days
• Buy an oil that is plant based which is rich in Linoleic acid
• Avoid nutty oils rich in oleic acid
• Apply oils only 4 days a week
• Use a good cleanser every morning to get rid of any oil deposits
• Avoid using oils twice a day and add it to your PM routine instead.

Hoping to find a oil that is good for sensitive skin and that wont cause breakouts , the hunt is still on.

in Make Up, Product Reviews

Best Affordable Brush sets that you will love

All we girls who are struck by the the new launches of glitter and glosses every week now know that we go bankrupt every month buying the oh so expensive makeup . The purchase of the 60$ highlighter and the 50$ eyeshadow palette is followed by the purchase of the perfect brush to apply it. I feel the pain girls , i feel it , and by the time we are sorted with the purchase of the latest palettes and their brushes , BAM comes another holy highlight palette .
So here are a few brush sets that will stand by you through thick and thin and all under 50 $ .

SET 684 – 18 PIECE PROFESSIONAL BRUSH SET – MORPHE

Priced for $ 39.99 , this brush set has got it all ,name it and you find it in the wrap . This set of morphe brushes is pefrect and will fit your bill .

SEPHORA COLLECTION
Mini Deluxe Charcoal Antibacterial Brush Set

This set contains:
– Concealer brush
– Angled blush brush
– Precision sweep brush
– Shadow brush
– Angled shadow brush
– Foundation brush
– Carry case

A perfect brush set from Sephora priced at 42$ , the charcoal infused bristles are worth every bristle .

Real Techniques
Enhanced Eye Set

Set Includes:

Medium Shadow Brush: wide + flat with tapered bristles to softly sweep + blend powder or cream shadows
Essential Crease Brush: soft, tapered design for effortless shaping using powder or cream shadows
Fine Liner Brush: the ultimate tool for precision application of liquid or cream eyeliner
Shading Brush: short + dense for max color pickup and even distribution
Lash Separator: metal comb to help separate mascara clumps
Brush Cup: keeps brushes organized on your counter

These Real techniques brushes are just amazing and all priced for $19.99 ,what else could we ask for ?

e.l.f. Cosmetics
Silver 11 Piece Brush Collection

Set includes 11 studio brushes, with limited edition silver handles:

Eyeshadow Brush
Complexion Brush
Small Angled Brush
Blending Brush
Fan Brush
Powder Brush
Small Precision Brush
Crease Brush
Flawless Concealer Brush
Blush Brush
Eyebrow Duo Brush
Water-Resistant Case

And this beauty from e.l.f is priced for $30.00 , we are more than happy to have brushes wrapped in silver .

IT COSMETICS
Your Superheroes Full-Size Travel Brush Set

Includes:

Unstoppable Powder: Plush, large domed brush head for even powder application
Seamless Foundation: Dense, tapered brush head in flat paddle shape
Effortless Crease: Narrow, tapered head designed to fit into the crease of the eye
Smoothing Concealer: Small thin, tapered flat brush head great for getting into small hard to reach areas of the face
Absolute Shadow: Small, soft rounded head designed for the delicate eye
Flawless Liner & Brow: Firm, flat angled brush

If you are not a fan of their cc cream yet ,these IT Cosmetics brushes will leave you spell bound for 50$ .

Real Techniques
Flawless Base Set

As the eye starter kit this flawless base kit from http://www.ulta.com/flawless-base-set?productId=xlsImpprod15361243# is priced for $19.99 and are all you need when you want your face game strong

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