Jul 29, 2014

Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Haircare

Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Haircare Strengthening Shampoo Conditioner Deep Smoothing Serum Review
Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Haircare Range
Strengthening Shampoo, Conditioner, and Deep Smoothing Serum
Products provided c/o Matrix India

My hair has always been frizzy and dry, and because it's also wavy, the overall effect is, well, quite a mess.  Blow drying works great at making it look manageable, but it's not the best option in the long run with the heat just making my hair drier and also more prone to breakage - and hairfall.  My usual haircare routine, though, is shampoo-conditioner-serum, and on most days, that's about how all I have the time for.  I am always on the lookout for moisturizing shampoos and conditioners that can keep my hair healthy and strong and also keep it frizz-free and manageable even when I just air-dry it.  A couple of days back, I got a chance to try out products from the Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong haircare range which claims to make hair stronger and reduce hair fall.  The secret ingredient in the formula -
Intra-Cylane + bamboo.  Known for its resilience, this apparently fill gaps in the cuticle and enhances hair fiber integrity.  Scroll on to read my experience with the products.

Jul 11, 2014

Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream

Chanel Sublimage La Creme Yeux Ultimate Regeneration Eye Cream - Antiaging Skincare - Review
Chanel Sublimage La Creme Yeux
Ultimate Regeneration Eye Cream

I have had a bit of an obsession with Chanel for a while, starting with makeup and of late moving on to skincare.  The Resynchronizing line - day and night serums - are part of my daily skincare routine as is the Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream.  I got a couple of sample tubes of this cream thanks to a particularly generous SA at Saks, and I picked up a full-size jar soon as I was done using those.

Jul 10, 2014

Copper and Green Eye Makeup with MAC Eyeshadows (Coppering, Soba, Saddle)

Copper Green Eye Makeup - MAC Eyeshadows Coppering Soba Saddle

Coppering was one of the first eyeshadows I bought from MAC.  It was a bit of an impulse buy, and after getting back home and trying it under natural lighting, I found the color a bit too frosty and bright for my liking.  I didn't use it much after that, and it's only recently that I have finally figured out how to use this color.  Coppering pairs beautifully with a lot of the MAC warm brown eyeshadows, and for today's makeup look, I have added Urban Decay's Loaded to the mix.

Jul 7, 2014

Urban Decay Glide-On Eyeliner Pencil in Loaded

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner Pencil Loaded - Swatches Review FOTD Photos
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner Pencil in Loaded

I don't know what I was thinking when I splurged on the Urban Decay vault of pencils, but it's only when I started working my way through reviewing them that I noticed just how easy it is to replace one shade for the other.  I have been meaning to review Loaded for a while now and always end up applying some other random dark blue/green color, realizing the mistake only when all the good natural lighting has gone off.  Who knew a green, a darkened green, and a brownish green can all look the same?! :P  Yes, most people would read the name on the pencil, but oh well...  Anywho, moving on to the pencil, Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil in Loaded is a darkened green with a hint of grey to it.  The Sephora website describes this as a shimmery pencil, but I think this has more of a sheen to it than a proper shimmer.  Scroll on for more photos.