Happy New Year 2016!

Hiiiiiii loveliessss!!! Happyyyyy newwwwww yearrrrr tooooooooo allllll offff yooouuu! ๐Ÿ˜€
I wish you all good health, happiness and peace in the coming year and always. โ™ฅ 2015 was a great year for me and my blog. Thanks to all my friends, my beautiful co-bloggers and readers (silent readers as well :P) for being a part of my blogging journey and appreciating my work. Your comments and feedbacks encourage me a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d also like to thank all the brands who collaborated with me in 2015, I hope you all achieve more and more success this year. ย โ™ฅ Wait.. this is not a farewell speech ! ๐Ÿ˜› It’s the first day of 2016 and I am taking it as an opportunity to thank everyone who made me Happy in 2015! ๐Ÿ™‚

I won’t be able to blog much for next 3-4 months because my exams are starting from 12th of March, they’ll go on till 9th May ย ๐Ÿ™ I’ll really miss my blog and co-bloggers family a lot ย :'( ย but no worries, I’ll try my best to post now and then. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am quite addicted to my blog, can’t stay away from it for long! ๐Ÿ˜€

OK cupcakes, Bye for now! Happy new year again!

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Review | Organistick Lipstick – 19 Light Pink

Heya ladies! Sorry for being MIA, blame the winter season for making me lazy!!! ๐Ÿ˜› It’s sooooo cold over here, I just want to stay in my quilt 24×7 ๐Ÿ˜€ By the way, Belated Merry Christmas & Happy new year in advance to all of you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be posting new year e-cards soon so do check back again!ย 

Today I am going to review an organic lipstick from a brand called “Organistick”. They have total 24 shades of lipsticks. The shade I am going to review is number 19 which is a light pink shade. Read on to know more about it.. P.S – this post is quite lengthy ๐Ÿ˜›ย 



Organistick Lipstick Review and Swatches
Organistick Lipstick – 19 Light Pink


About Organistick..


Do you want other girls / women to envy your lips? Organistick can help you provide that much needed invigorating edge to your already beautiful lips.ย Organistick comprises of Shea butter that acts as the perfect lip balm as well as moisturizer to protect your lips during cold and dry weather.ย With the presence of Jojoba oil in Organistickโ€™s composition, you can easily heal your dry and chapped lips. Such premium quality natural & organic ingredients ensure highly moist and smooth lips enabling you to always feel comfortable and confident. You no longer need to worry about presence of any animal fat or toxic ingredients asย Organistick is the most natural lipstick you can ever get!ย The long lasting effect of color shade and moistness provided by this organic lipstick empowers your lips to retain their attractive prowess even at the fag end of a day. Get spoilt for choice with a variety of lipstick shades available to suit all types of skin tones.ย So, what are you waiting for? Just apply Organistick and get that mesmerizing look for your lips as well as make heads turn with your sparkling smile and confident pout!


Organistick Lipstick Review and Swatches
Organistick Lipstick – 19 Light Pink



WHY SWITCH TO ALL NATURAL LIPSTICKS?

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Did you know ?ย “Your lips absorb up to 60% of what you place on it.”
After eyes,ย lipsย are probably the most attractive and noticeable part of a womanโ€™s face. So, to ensure true beauty is captured by the eyes of the beholder, your lips and eyes have to be at their attractive best. It is normal for girls to apply some lipstick before walking out for office or some all-girls party or romantic date or even for shopping. Even girls who do not prefer applying make-up, opt for atleast a lipstick to get that bright look on their beautiful face.
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Lipstick is one such cosmetic product that gets consumed by us. Even for women who use nail polish remover or other make-up remover tools, lipstick is probably the last thing that gets removed.

More often than not, major portion of the applied lipstick is either absorbed by the lips or consumed by you while eating.ย As a matter of fact, your lips consume more than 60% of the applied lipstick (or lip balm). Now, this is a startling stat for women who apply lipsticks regularly. You would have heard stories about cosmetic products containing toxic ingredients as well as animal fat. Most of these hold true for lipstick products. This is all the more alarming as you unknowingly consume lots of artificial ingredients and chemicals which may not be good for your health.
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Also, there is the fear meandering with regards to long-term damage caused to your lips by regular usage of artificially composed lipsticks.

All these reasons are enough for any woman to stop using lipsticks frequently or start using one which contains less artificial components.ย And if you are a pure vegetarian woman with increasing concern about the possibility of animal fat being present in your lipstick, you can simply opt for naturally-powered Organistick and put all such worries to rest. There has never been a more strong case of switching to an all-natural lipstick like Organistick; your perfect remedy for beautiful, luscious and healthy lips!
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Priceย – Rs.149/- |ย Quantityย – 4g |ย Availabilityย – Available across all online stores

Ingredients –ย 


Organistick Lipstick Review and Swatches
Organistick Lipstick – Ingredients


Shea butter –ย Shea butter is an excellent natural moisturizer which is devoid of chemicals from lipsticks and other make up products. It provides extra nutrients that are needed during cold season and dry weather. It is highly effective in locking in moisture without leaving the lips greasy.


Jojoba oil –ย Jojoba oil is an all natural cure for chapped skin and nasty cuticles! Jojoba oil is similar to your skin’s natural sebum, making it ideal for moisturizing dry areas. One big bonus is that it contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy lips: vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine etc.


FD&C Colorsย –ย FD & C Colors are the Colors certified and allowed by the US for the Food, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics & Personal Care industry. Not only was it advantageous to replenish color lost during processing, but it also gave new appeal to products lacking natural color.


Beeswaxย –ย It is an excellent emollient and support for moisturizers and it gives skin protective action of a non-occlusive type. It increases the protective action of sunscreens. Its elasticity and plasticity improve product efficacy by allowing thinner films.


Castor Oilย –ย This hard and shiny oil can be found in most cosmetics and acts as a barrier agent and protective medium against harsh conditions and extremes. It is Very soothing to the skin when mixed into cosmetic applications. Known for its plethora of benefits and uses.


Carnauba Wax –ย Carnauba wax can produce a glossy finish especially when mixed with beeswax. Carnauba wax comes from the leaves of the Copernicia prunifera palm grown only in Brazil. Carnauba wax is a safe, non-toxic and inert ingredient.


Titanium Dioxides



My Takeย 


The name “Organistick” really intrigued me into trying their lipstick. I didn’t think twice before buying it because of its nominal price. It took around 8 days to reach me (Amazon sucks!), I applied it as soon as it reached me :P. The colour didn’t show up properly in a single swipe so I went for second one. To my utter disappointment, the lipstick started to crumble on my lips as I was applying the second coat. I wiped it off and tried to apply it again. It was little less crumbly this time. I have worn this lipstick for 2-3 times since then, it still crumbles up if I am not careful enough during application. ๐Ÿ™

The lipstick settles into a semi-matte finish within minutes, I use powder (compact/baby powder) to make it completely matte. It has average staying power of 3-4 hours, it leaves a nice pink tint after it fades. I think this lipstick can also be used as a lip balm since it contains hydrating ingredients like Beeswax & Shea butter! ๐Ÿ™‚


Swatchesย 


Organistick Lipstick Review and Swatches
Organistick Lipstick Swatches



Organistick Lipstick Review and Swatches


The photo above was taken with my phone’s front camera that’s why it’s not clear. :/ I don’t remember exactly but I guess I am wearing 3 coats of lipstick here.

What I like about Organistick Lipstick in 19 Light Pink –

โ€ข Superrrrr cheap! Probably the most affordable lipstick(s) at present date.

โ€ข It’s pigmented enough.


โ€ข Comes in variety of shades. (For other lipsticks’ Swatches follow them on Instagram @Organistick).


โ€ข All the ingredients used in their lipsticks are organic. (Exceptย titanium dioxideย ๐Ÿ˜ it’s not that harmful though! I have read about it) This is one of the very few brands in India which sells organic lipsticks.

What I don’t like about Organistick Lipstick in 19 Light Pink –

โ€ข It crumbles/becomes patchy during application.

โ€ข Lipstick is too fat for the bullet! It keeps getting damaged by the edges of the bullet. Manufacturing defect maybe?


โ€ข Needs to be stored in proper temprature otherwise it will either dry up or melt!

Will I repurchase/recommend this product?

Yes to both! I want to try their other shades like deep browns and nudes. I’ve seen the Swatches, they look super tempting!! :*

* the product was purchased with my own money.


I hope you enjoyed reading my review! Don’t forget to leave your comments below! ^_^ Subscribe to my blog to get instant updates directly to your inboxย 

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Review | Elois Hair Removal Cream

Hello ladies! โ™ฅ Today I’ll be talking about a nightmare dreaded by every woman, and that is – Hair removal! We women go through a lot of pain and struggle to get the perfectly smooth and flawless (i.e hairless) skin. Some of us are brave enough to opt for waxing or shaving (Ouchieee!) but I am certainly not one of them. ๐Ÿ˜› I prefer using my epilator or depilatory creams (AKA Hair removal creams) to get rid of unwanted hair. Recently, I was sent Elois hair removal creams from a brand called “Prem Henna”. You’d instantly recognize this brand for their “Prem Dulhan” Henna cones. ๐Ÿ˜€ I was sent all three variants of their hair removal creams. Read on to know how they performed for me!

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Review | Skin18.com SOC 3D Beauty Serum Face Mask (SYN-AKE)

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚ OK, This is my third sheet-mask review in a row. ๐Ÿ˜› Well I can’t help it, they’re so awesome! It’d be a crime if I won’t write about their awesomeness! ๐Ÿ˜€ The mask I’m going to review today is actually a 3D sheet mask from a Korean brand, SOC. 3D sheet masks are a bit different from the regular(flat) ones because they’re well cut and sewed onto a 3D face shape to fit on your face perfectly! Now let’s start with the review! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Review | Skin18.com – Four Season Red Ginseng White Clean Active Mask

Heylo Sugarplums! ๐Ÿ˜€ Today I’ll be reviewing one more sheet mask which I got from Skin18.com, Read my first review if you haven’t yet –  Review | Skin18.com – Mirium Fresh Fruit Green Tea Real Nature Mask Pack. This one is from Four Season brand, keep reading to know how it performed for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Four Season Red Ginseng White Clean Active Mask

About this mask..

This whitening functional mask sheet contains highly concentrated Red Ginseng that replenishes the skin with nutrients and moisture and leaves shiny skin by regenerating. [Red Ginseng (INCI: Red Ginseng Extract)] – Red Ginseng prevents aging by protecting skin and through antioxidant action, and also provides outstanding anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and immunity improving effects. Also, cells are invigorated through blood circulation for healthy and smooth skin.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol, Panthenol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Tripheyl Trimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium
Hyaluronate, Hamamelis Viginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, 1,2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propanediol, Disodium EDTA,
Triethanolamine, Sodium Poiyacrylate, Ceteth-20, Ceteth-10, Cetearyl alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance

PriceUSD $0.85 / INR Rs.56.62/- | Quantity – One sheet mask with 23ml of serum | Availability – Available on Skin18.com. Buy it from HERE.

PROS

โ€ข Comes handy.

โ€ข Affordable.

โ€ข Hydrates & brightens the skin reallllly well.

โ€ข Contains highly concentrated red ginseng which has 100s of good properties.

โ€ข Leaves a dewy glow on skin which last for days!

CONS

โ€ข It smells really bad for first few minutes. (good things come with a bad smell probably?! :P)

Rating – 4.9/5

Final words on Four Season Red Ginseng White Clean Active Mask..

This mask gave me really good results (for proof, you can look at my trip pictures on instagram :D). I know that its strong smell is a major turn off (at least for me) but I’d still recommend it to all of you. Don’t forget that you’re getting so many benefits of a Korean sheet mask for Rs.56/- ONLY! ๐Ÿ˜€

PR Sample 

Have you used any mask from Skin18 yet?! Share your experience with me in the comments below! ๐Ÿ˜€ 

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The Liebster Award

I was nominated for The Liebster Award by 3 beautiful people! Thank you Shwetali Di of Not So Hard To Be Pretty,  Sangeeta Di of Beauty NYX  and Shilpa Di of Alive n Kicking  for nominating me! ๐Ÿ˜€

Rules for Liebster Award..

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and comment on their blog
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Nominate 10 bloggers that you think deserve the award, and notify them
4. Answer the 10 questions you are given, and give 10 more for the bloggers you nominate to answer
5. Make a copy of the rules in your post

Answers for Shwetali Di’s questions..

1. What do you specially do on weekends?

Eat, Sleep, Blog, Repeat.  ๐Ÿ˜›

2. Have you ever thought of being full time blogger?

Yeah I’d want to be one ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Which is your favorite place to visit?

River/beach side.

4. Home made food or street food ?

Street food!  (Mom knows my answer, don’t worry :P)

5. What was your first thought when you woke up in this morning ?

I want to sleep some more ๐Ÿ˜›

6. What cheers you up ?

Family time ๐Ÿ™‚

7. What do you order or not order at restaurant ?

Order :-  South Indian food.

Dont order :- Tea. I only drink Homemade tea.

8. What question do you hate to answer ?

Hmm, any question related to maths  ๐Ÿ˜›

9. Have you ever dance on stage?

Nope nope nope -shivers-  ๐Ÿ˜ You’ll be surprised to know that I don’t dance even when I’m all alone.  ๐Ÿ˜›

10. What have you always wanted? did you get it?

Happiness and peace. Yes & No.  ๐Ÿ™

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Answers for Sangeeta Di’s questions..

1. Why did you start blogging?

I started it to pass my time, now it has become one of my favourite hobby.   ๐Ÿ™‚

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Malta (Europe).

3. If you could act as the main lead in a movie, which movie would it be and why?

It’d be my own biopic because I love myself.  ๐Ÿ˜€

4. What is your favourite movie quote?

Each and every damn dialogue of Salman Bhai.  ๐Ÿ˜€

5. If you had to give up one forever which would be โ€“ lipstick or lipgloss?

Lipgloss.. I don’t like them anyways  ๐Ÿ˜›

6. Who was your childhood hero?

My dad was, is & will be my hero forever.

7. If the sky is the limit, what would you like to do next?

 Go under water  ๐Ÿ˜€

8. What is your favourite makeup and skincare trick?

I use orange lipstick as under eye corrector. (It’s a common trick tho  ;P) Don’t have any skincare trick yet..

9. Who is your favourite Disney cartoon character?

Actually I like shinchan but he’s not a Disney cartoon character so I would say Mickey and Minnie ^_^

10. Whatโ€™s your favourite hobby (aside from blogging!)

Listening to music, watching news, gaming.  ๐Ÿ™‚

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Answers to Shilpa Di’s questions..

1. Who has been your motivation in the blogging world?

All the people who love and appreciate my posts.  ๐Ÿ™‚

2. What do you wish you were better at?

Socializing. Talking to new people.

3. Any cute childhood memory.

Hmm I used to call achaar as pachaar.   ๐Ÿ˜›

4. What’s your fav pastime?

Gaming and talking to my friends on Whatsapp  ๐Ÿ™‚ (most fav one is sleeping, not sure if it’s considered as a pastime  :P)

5. On which social platform can we find you most active?

Instagram  ๐Ÿ˜€

6. Define yourself as a person in one sentence.

I am a very complicated person..

7. What is your unfulfilled dream till date?

I still don’t have a single MAC lipstick  ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜›

8. What is the most important thing you learnt from blogging?

Write for your readers, not for yourself.

9. Which kind of attire you prefer in daily routine?

Leggings and kurti/Palazzos and top.

10. Did you ever have any unpleasant experience related to blogging? If yes, brief about it.

None yet but sometimes I mess up with my blog’s codes and I can’t fix em by myself because I don’t know coding ๐Ÿ™

11. Please give a suggestion/compliment/feedback about my blog Alive n Kicking ๐Ÿ™‚

Love all your posts and the blog’s design too!  ๐Ÿ™‚ Suggestion – Try to use jumpbreaks after 1-2 paragraphs as it helps to load your blog faster when a person is using  desktop view.   ๐Ÿ™‚

I would like to nominate these lovely ladies..

Anubhuti Di of Senseiteve
Purva Di of PlanetBeauties
Vishakha Di of ReviewWali
Denise sis of Denisesplanet
Kiran Di of BeautifulHameshaBlog
Preethy Di of PrettyKooll
Mariyam Di of TheMidnightBeauties
Chichi Di of ChichisTashan
Kanika Di of DoseOfLife
Ketakee Di of IndianGorgeousBlog

(Oh BTW Di = Elder sister,  I am younger than all of them :P)

And here are my questions for them..

1. What is the one thing that you can’t live without?
2. A random fact about yourself!
3. If you were granted 3 wishes, what would you ask for, and why?
4. How and where do you see yourself in 5 years?
5. What are the three things that make you happy instantly?
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
7. Has any movie, or book made a huge impact on you?
8. Do you have any hidden talent that no one knows about?
9. What is your holy grail makeup/skincare product?
10. Gloss, Shimmer or matte, which one would you choose?
(Optional) 11. Please give a suggestion/compliment/feedback about my blog – Rainbow Columns  ๐Ÿ˜€

Once you have answered those questions, please do let me know (in the comments section or elsewhere), I am eagerly waiting to read everyone’s answers!  ๐Ÿ˜€ 

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