Charlotte’s Magic Cream | Review

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Since trying out Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation (check out my review here), which I am totally in love with right now, and after hearing so much about Charlotte’s Magic Cream going hand in hand with the foundation, I thought that I would yield to temptation and invest in this magical ‘dew of youth and luminosity‘.

I’ve heard many mixed reviews about the Magic Cream but I was still eager to try it out for myself and after countless visits to the Selfridges CT counter and them never having any samples in stock, I just couldn’t resist but buy the whole jar!

Now onto the cream itself! I’m still uncertain as to how I feel about it exactly, but I have made some conclusions which I feel are pretty accurate considering I’ve been using it for about two weeks now. My skin type is currently normal to dry and as winter is approaching, my skin always tends to become dryer around this time of year.

 

 

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Ingredients

With all of our favourite ingredients including hyaluronic acid, damask rosewater, rosehip oil, vitamin C and spf 15, it can transform dull and lifeless looking skin into a glowing complexion within seconds after application. My favourite ingredient has to be the hyaluronic acid – this stimulates collagen production to reduce the appearance of pitted scarring and fine lines, smoothing out the skin for a more even finish.

I can definitely say that my skin appears more hydrated and and slightly more plumped around the areas of my imperfections, so for me that’s a plus!


 

Formula

For someone with normal to dry skin, I think this moisturiser works perfectly. However I would not recommend this formula for people with combination or oily skin. The formula is very creamy but absorbs quickly into the skin leaving a soft and pearlescent finish. This may emphasise shine on combination or oily skin which can look unpleasant.

Like in many of Charlotte’s videos, she would always start by using the Magic Cream as a base for make up thus serving really well as, a primer and providing a smooth canvas for foundation. When I use the Magic Cream in combination with the Magic Foundation, the result is incredible!

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Pros:

  • Amazing moisturiser for normal to dry skin types
  • Leaves a soft pearlescent finish to the skin for a rejuvenated glow
  • Works beautifully as a foundation primer
  • Contains Hyaluronic acid to stimulate collage production and reduce appearance of pitted scarring

Cons:

  • The price – Magic Cream retails at £70 which is slightly over-priced IMO, however it does last for a very long time with 50ml
  • Can be quite harsh to the eyes causing them to water for the initial few applications
  • Only has an SPF of 15 which, for the purpose of a sunscreen would need to be paired with an SPF 30+
  • The rose fragrance is quite intense so could be quite unpleasant

 

So, all in all, the pros and cons seem to outweigh each other. I don’t regret my decision buying the Magic Cream, it’s a beautiful moisturiser which I will continue to use however for me, this moisturiser is more of a luxury skin rejuvenator which I would use a 3-4 times a week rather than everyday!


 

My obsession with Charlotte Tilbury makeup is still at an all time high and I have next to review the Matte Revolution Lipstick, is this something you’d like to hear about?

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Sachita x

 

Indian Outfit No. 2 | GRWM

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On Saturday was my baby nephew, Aanav’s Penda Party, and of course again, a great opportunity to get my Bollywood on and glam up for the day, as it’s always way more fun adding colour into my usually monotoned, outfits.

I am totally obsessed with these long ‘dress-type’ Indian outfits! I find that the Anarkhali-style outfits can sometimes not fit right and especially the trouser part of the outfit, that never fits me well! – I always opt for leggings, anyone else do this?  These longer styled outfits are totally in fashion now and so easily elegant, check out my other GRWM – Indian Engagement for a look at one of my other outfits, similar to this one.

This outfit is also from Venisons in Wembley, London just like my royal blue outfit in my previous GRWM – I think Venisons have such great choice of heavy and simple outfits and they tailor the outfits so well for that perfect fit!

I’d say the colour of this outfit is a mixture between jade green and olive green, so not too bright and the perfect colour for Autumn. It has a lovely gold border and gorgeous pearl and diamante embellishments along the neckline and down to the waist, of course it’s not an Indian outfit for me without that added bit of sparkle!

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Once again, I opted for my go-to gold flats which I think just complete the outfit really well. As this dress is the perfect length for me, I felt that with heels it would’ve looked a little odd so I just went for the sensible flat choice 🙂


Do any of you guys prefer the dress style outfits to the standard Anarkhali set? I’d love to see your pics in the comments 🙂


Sachita x

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation | First Impressions

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I know it’s been a while since my last post on my holiday to The Canaries, but I’m back in the game after much relaxation and ready to share my first impressions of one of the most talked about, iconic, luminous and weightless foundations out there – Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation. After walking into Selfridges and collecting a few samples to play around with myself at home, I felt that shade 9 was the perfect match for my skin tone and decided to buy it on my next visit which was yesterday! When I was matched at the Charlotte Tilbury counter, I felt at first that it was slightly more on the warm side, but after wearing it throughout the day, the colour grew on me more and more, and the luminosity that was brought out by the foundation, totally overpowered that slight mismatch in colour – so for me, this is the perfect shade!

Magic foundation is heralded as miracle in a tube with it’s flawless, powerless and long-lasting coverage, I can definitely say, it lives up to it’s promises! As a full coverage girl, who has some scarring – I’m always looking for that extra bit of coverage and after a first buff of this foundation into my skin, I can instantly see my skintone looking more even and with it, a subtle glow, blurring out my pores and covering my scars.

The finish of this foundation is demi-matte on me and I have a combination skin type. I feel like I don’t need to wear any concealer on top of the Magic Foundation to cover up any blemishes or scars, I would just add a touch of my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Caramel to brighten up my undereyes for that highlighted effect. It feels comfortable on the skin and stays on for a long time without transferring. Although the end result is a radiant, luminous finish, it sets into a gorgeous, velvety texture.

One of the reasons, I was so drawn to this foundation was because of one of the main ingredients in the formula – Hyaluronic Filling Spheres – For a long time now, I have been researching a solution for minimising acne scarring and the pitting caused by this, and although hyaluronic acid acts as an anti-aging property, it’s a great product for plumping the skin by increasing the collagen production around problematic areas on the face. This is something that immediately drew me in and I was also very intrigued by Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream also containing hyaluronic acid as well a number of natural magical ingredients. Retailing at £70, I thought i’d try out the foundation before I made the splurge, but I may be enticed to make the purchase very soon.

Previously, I would wear MAC Studio Fix Fluid (SFF) in NC44.5 and this has been my holy grail foundation for so many years now! In comparison to the SFF, Magic Foundation definitely has a deeper and fuller coverage, and minimises the look of pores really well. I feel like SFF can have a slightly drying effect on the face as the finish is matte rather than demi-matte like the Magic Foundation, which can sometimes result in flakey-ness around blemishes. The Magic Foundation is great at preventing a dry look and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and luminous all day!

The swatch above shows the Magic Foundation in shade 9 with no blending and the swatch underneath shows how it looks when blended. As you can see, I’m still rather tanned on my arms from my holiday so the colour of the foundation doesn’t match too well on my arms, however i can assure you it looks like a perfect match on the face haha.


Have any of you tried the Magic Foundation or any other products by Charlotte Tilbury? I can’t wait to get my hands on the Magic Cream!


Sachita x

I’m back! – Post holiday blues…

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I’m back from The Canaries and missing it more than ever! As I mentioned in my previous post, I have so much more to share with you guys from the rest of our holiday 🙂

After some lovely relaxation for the first couple of days, we thought it was about time to venture out and explore the island a little.

Heading over to the famous town of Playa De Las Americas, we spent the day on the sandy beach. In Tenerife, the beaches’ natural sands come from the volcano, Mount Teide on the island, which gives the sand a slightly darker, more brown tint than normal golden sand, still very fine and soft.

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Sunset in Los Cristianos

Playa De Las Americas

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My cousins and I along the Marina

Making our way to the stunning Teide National Park we boarded a cable car to Teide Volcano, the highest point in Spain – towering the landscape at a mighty 3718m. As the car rises, the splendour of the landscape unfolds beneath your feet – it’s absolutely breathtaking! A definite must when in Tenerife!!

Mountain Range landscaping Teide National Park

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View from above

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Sunset view over Teide National Park

We made a few stops along the way up to Teide Volcano, one including a visit to an authentic Spanish Bodega or wine cellar called Zeverón, producing specialist wines for international export. I’m not usually much of a wine drinker but I have to say, some of the wines we tasted were delicious and freshly distilled adding to the smooth and rich flavour.

Viewpoint on Teide National Park

Bodega

And of course we had to make the stop when we saw an authentic Churreria for some mouth-watering Churros con Chocolate! Also a must when in Spain, these deep fried dough pastries coated in sugar and cinnamon, dipped in a cup of hot, dark chocolate sauce, are to die for!!!

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Churros con chocolate

The next morning started with a horse-back riding hack along the coastline of South Tenerife. I absolutely love horses and horse-riding! As I no longer have time to take lessons, I try to take every opportunity to go, when abroad 🙂

As we were living on the footstep of a golf course, we had to take the opportunity to play along the captivating coastline with views of Mount Teide in the distance, the warm sea breeze blowing through your hair…

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Stables by Amarilla Golf

On Horseback

Amarilla Golf Club

Hitting that shot after 100 attempts! LOL

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Gorgeous sunset view

Mount Teide mountain range in the distance

Our second to last day had arrived, and we decided to take a trip up to North Tenerife, which took around an hour by car, to visit Loro Parque – a parrot paradise and dolphinarium. There was 4 shows which we saw; the Loro Show, Dolphin Show, Whale Show and Sea Lion Show. The best two, in my opinion, where the Whale and Dolphin shows – they were absolutely magical! A definite must see in the Canary Islands!!

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Arrival at Loro Parque

Gorgeous Macaws upon arrival

Sea Lion Show

Waffle Break

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White Tiger

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Dolphin Show

Dolphin Show

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Orca Ocean – Whale Show

And that concludes the end of this little getaway! I had such an amazing time and starting to feel those holiday blues…
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Sunset from the plane back to London


Have you been to any of the Canary Islands before? What did you get upto on your holidays?


Sachita x

Moving in day – Back to uni!

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Sorry I haven’t posted in a while! I have actually been away on work for the past week and was totally knackered to post during the time I was there. Now it’s the weekend, I have finished my summer job and back to uni for me!

This summer for me has probably been the most intense so far, with our Kilimanjaro Trek (check out the video here) at the beginning of summer and starting my job a week after we returned! It has definitely been a super intense but fantastic experience and I have learnt a heck of a lot this summer, not just about the working life, but also about me as a person. Tbh I never thought in a million years that I would be working a summer job during summers between uni until my year in Industrial training as part of my course, and for me to actually get through it and stick it out till the end has made me realise that I can really complete anything I set my mind to. It leaves a great feeling of fulfilment and accomplishment 🙂

An inspirational summer to say the least, and now it’s back to uni and a much needed holiday to the Canaries in two weeks!

Here’s a few snaps of my time at work, being given the amazing opportunity to work on the World’s Leading Defence and Security Event #DSEI

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Royal Air Force Helicopter

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United States Army Helicopter

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Eurofighter Typhoon

Royal Navy Helicopter

Royal Navy Helicopter

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View from the Sunborn Yacht

View from the Sunborn Yacht


Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post! How have you’re summers all been?


Sachita x

Brush Cleaning Day!

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It’s the end of the week and of course, this calls for a deep brush cleaning day! I’m super lazy when it comes to cleaning my makeup brushes but I hadn’t done so in a while and they really needed a good clean so I thought I’d share with you guys, my brush cleaning routine, it’s super simple!

I have gone through a variety of brush cleaning products like shampoos and soaps as well as soap bars but I haven’t found any to do as great a job as the BlenderCleanser. Primarily used for cleaning the makeup off your Beauty Blender but I’ve found it works just as well for make up brushes too!

This blender cleanser perfectly cleans the Beauty Blender, leaving it as good as new -with a lovely, light, lavender scent.

With a pump dispenser, it squirts the perfect amount of product to clean your brushes and blender – I tend to use one pump for each brush and two for the more dense brushes. It lasts ages! I’ve used less than half and I’ve probably had the cleanser for nearly a year now.

When I went to IMATS (see my IMATS haul here), I bought another Beauty Blender (for those lazy days) and with it, I received a mini version of the blendercleanser and solid for free! The solid is basically like a bar of soap, I haven’t tried this out yet so can’t compare the liquid to the solid just yet, but will do in a future post 🙂


Brush Cleaning 

So all I do is run the tap of warm water, take a pump of the blendercleanser, dip the brush into the cleanser and swirl the brush into my palm with the water running through the the hairs until all the product is out, and the brush looks as good as new! It’s that easy 🙂


Beauty Blender Cleaning

This one’s a little tricker as you have to be careful not to puncture a hole in your beauty blender (Confession: I have a hole in mine 😦 ) I apply some cleanser onto the blender and gently slide my thumb along the blender, pushing the product away under warm water. And thats it!


How do you guys clean your brushes? I’ve read in some reviews that this cleanser actually removes some of the pink dye on the blender, but it has worked really well for me and I haven’t experienced that, have any of you? I also really want to try a soap bar from Lush to clean my brushes, what do you think?

I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂

P.S. I used my new camera for the photos in this post! 😀 Check out my post here if you haven’t already! What do you think of the photos?


Sachita x

Blogger Recognition Award

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First of all I’d like to thank Bhavika for nominating me for this award! Please take a minute check out her blog here.
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Blogger Recognition’ Award Rules:
1)  Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.

2) Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).

3) Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created


My Nominations

  1. With All My Affection
  2. Meika & Me
  3. Prettify Your Life
  4. That Pommie Girl
  5. Aubergine Reverie
  6. The Daily Cup
  7. Beautiful Hello
  8. A Girl Obsessed
  9. All About Ashni
  10. Thumbelina Lillie
  11. Sophia Meola
  12. Lydia Rose
  13. The Sartorial Coquette
  14. Sprinkle of Surprise
  15. Makeup by Makena

How I Started My Blog and A Few Pieces of Advice

It’s been nearly 2 months now since I started my blog and I can’t believe the amazing feedback and support I have received from it! I feel so grateful to everyone who takes a moment to read my posts and I honestly just love inspiring others with my posts.

I initially started this blog as a more regularly way to post about the things I love, as compared to my Youtube Channel where I would not post as often. As I have been working throughout my summer this year, I have hardly had any time to film and edit videos and thought that starting a blog would be the best way to keep up with the latest trends and talk about my favourite topics. Making this blog has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

For advice, if any of you out there are reading this right now and are in two minds whether to start blog or not, I’d say do it! Don’t hesitate and don’t look back, it’s a great decision and once you get into the flow of things it’ll become a lot easier! Believe in yourself!

As I’m pretty new at this myself, I’ll leave the professional advice to the experts. Right now I’m still learning and there’s such an amazing and wide platform out there in the blogging world that is yet for me to discover! I can’t wait!

Please don’t forget to check out my nominations and to mention me in your posts 🙂 Thank you again to Bhavika who has been one of my constant supporters in the blogging world 🙂


Sachita x

Amazing Beauty Tricks with Coconut Oil

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You may have already made the switch to virgin coconut oil for use in the kitchen, but did you know you can also switch up some of your beauty products for this wonder oil? This do-it-all ingredient can be used as skin moisturiser, makeup remover, exfoliant and so much more. It’s been around 2 to 3 years since I’ve been using virgin coconut oil and about three jar-fulls to be completely convinced of it’s benefits! Here’s the ways you can incorporate virgin coconut oil into your beauty routine 🙂

Make sure to use Virgin Coconut Oil for the best results as its 100% natural. I usually use Tiana The World’s Premier Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

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Hair Mask/ Deep Conditioning

Applying a tablespoon-sized dollop onto your hair and really working it into those ends and the scalp, leaving it on for around 20 mins minimum (the longer you leave it the more nourished your hair becomes – I tend to leave it on overnight) and washing it off with shampoo, will add moisture and shine into those limp locks.

Alternatively, after shampooing apply the oil to the ends of wet hair and leave on for around 5 minutes before rinsing giving you a great quick fix with a more hydrated and shiny look.


Frizz Fighter

Rub a pea-sized amount between your fingers to warm it up and apply it to the ends of your hair for all day frizz protection. It also leaves hair super soft and hydrated!


Body Oil

Coconut oil tends to come as a solid in a jar and because of this, it’s creamy, light texture makes for the perfect moisturiser to apply all over your body. Just by taking a finger-full amount for each part of the body and letting it sink into your warm skin when coming straight out of the shower, makes the perfect hydrant for your skin. Using this routine every other day and switching with a cream based moisturiser, would give the oil a couple days to penetrate through the skin before applying it again.


Body Scrub

Mix half a cup of sea salt or brown sugar and an equal amount of coconut oil and use your hands to circulate it around any dry patches on the skin. It removes all the dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling baby soft and its super inexpensive! Add a few drops of vanilla extract, or your favourite essential oil to give your scrub a gorgeous tropical scent.


To Remove Eye Make-Up

One of my favourite, go-to eye make-up removers and yes, it works on waterproof mascara too! I usually remove the make up on my face first with Micellar Water and then move onto the eyes. Taking some liquified oil onto my fingertips and slathering it over my lashes and eyelids, I leave it there for around a minute and watch the makeup melt away haha. Taking a cotton pad, I gently sweep it over my eye to pick up all the make up and it really does come off in one swipe! Rinse with warm water and your done!

Another amazing benefit is that it hydrates your under eye area, preventing under eye bags and dark circles and also helps to increase hair growth on your lashes and brows 🙂


Acne Scarring

Coconut oils is so great at reducing the darkness of acne scarring. Taking a pea-sized amount and moisturising it into your face before going to sleep, really shows results in one week! You’re probably thinking, why would I put an oil on my face if I have acne?! But coconut oil mimics your skins natural oil with less of a chance of clogging pores. It helps to cool down the skin and reduce inflammation and therefore reduces the amount of toxins produced, stopping oxidation so the acne scars heal quicker 🙂


Lip Balm

Chapped lips won’t stand a chance against super hydrating coconut oil. Dap some over your lips before you go to sleep and wake up with hydrated, plump and super soft lips! It makes lipstick application so easy!


Highlighter

Now I haven’t actually tried this one, but I’ve heard that it works really well as a highlighter so I thought I would suggest it. Taking the tinniest amount and sweeping it across the tops of the cheekbones, cupids bow and centre of the nose for hydrated skin which glows from within. A lot of natural make-up brands use coconut oil as a base in their formulas, so it must really work!


Shaving Cream

Forget the store-bought shaving creams! With coconut oil’s skin-soothing properties, your razor will glide so smoothly allowing for a close shave and your legs will be moisturised in the process. I would usually shave out of the shower when using this as it can get quite slippery and combined with water, things could get a bit messy haha. It’s inexpensive, antimicrobial and leaves a lovely tropical scent!


Do you guys use coconut oil? What do you like to use it for?


Sachita x

My Fave Mascaras ❤️

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Today’s post is going to be on my top mascaras that I like to use for everyday or when going out. Mascara is one of my favourite make-up items and it’s one of those products I just feel naked without! Haha

The other day, I was at my desk at work and realised I wasn’t wearing any mascara and honestly, I must’ve been in a serious rush because usually it’s something I never forget!


Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

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I resisted the hype on Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara for a while, then caved haha. They’re Real held my love for Benefit mascara until Roller Lash. It holds a high curl and gives me separated and volumised lashes which is so good  for my lashes as they are quite long but very straight and hate holding a curl. This mascara really gives a beautiful but natural everyday eyelash look with a nice length and no clumps. As Benefit says “ditch the curler”, I think for a more fluttery lash, the curlers are necessary but tbh they definitely do hold a curl with a couple coats and no curler!


L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara

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This has got to be my all time favourite drugstore mascara! I used this throughout the whole of secondary school and it’s one of the biggest mystery’s to me why I didn’t repurchase it when I ran out! But alas, we’re reunited and it’s come back with three different versions! Honestly the classic in the silver packaging was my fave but I couldn’t find that one in Boots so purchased the gold instead! It’s just as good really except the wand is bendy which can be annoying at times. Anyway, the results are amazing, this mascara makes your lashes HUGE and it lasts all day with no flaking! It’s super lengthening and really fans out my lashes. My eyelashes are close to looking fake with this stuff and I’ve been asked many times if I’m wearing falsies! This is definitely a must have in your make up bag!


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Firstly, I’d just like to say, I’m absolutely completely in love with every aspect of the packaging, especially the angled wand. I have loved the original Lancôme Hypnose for a while now and I wanted to try another which i’m so glad I did. The Grandiose is so intensely pigmented and leaves great volume and zero smudging! It’s great for lengthening and after 2 or 3 coats the results are incredible. I sometimes pair this with the Roller Lash to intensify the look and separate the lashes further.


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

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I can’t seem to get enough of this one! I mentioned this in my July Favourites post and this mascara is truly incredible!

This has been my go to mascara this month – totally clump free, lengthening, volumising – you name it – it has all the features! It’s really quick and easy to apply, the hourglass shaped wand makes it easier to get right into the root of your eyelashes. One coat and you’re done, leaving my lashes so full and defined! On a night out, I would go for two or even three coats and it literally gives such magical results – I could go on and on…haha It is a bit on the pricey side but it’s totally worth it and another one of those must haves in your make up bag!


Smashbox Hyperlash Mascara

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This mascara does exactly what it’s supposed to do! It’s totally clump free, long lasting, lengthening and volumising. It has a synthetic brush with a longer part on one side so you can really get right into the roots of your lashes and separate them out. It even really helps at separating the bottom lashes for a nice natural, healthy look.  If you want long, black, separated lashes then this is totally the right mascara for you!

What I love most is how precise you can be wit the wand and you can go over your lashes as many times as you want without them getting clumpy, just sky-high and beautiful! Another plus for me is that Smashbox don’t participate in animal testing which is so great and more and more brands are now following in their footsteps 🙂


What are your favourite mascaras? I would love to know in the comments 🙂


Sachita x

July Favourites! ❤️

Hey! I would usually do a favourites video but this month I thought I’d mix things up a bit and write a post on what I’ve been loving in the month of July! Most of my faves this month have been make up related with one or two beauty products too! What have you been loving this month? It would be great to know in the comments 🙂

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1) So my first favourite has got to be the Make Up Forever HD Foundation, I’m in the shade N173. I know this isn’t a new product in the beauty market but it has only recently come into my possession when I purchased it at IMATS London (now sold in Debenhams, UK) – and I absolutely love it! It’s a medium to full coverage foundation and covers up any scars or blemishes with ease. My go to foundation before this one was the MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC44.5 which I still love but this MUFE HD is right up there with the MAC SFF! The colour matches my skin tone perfectly and as it’s HD, it photographs beautifully 🙂 I love to apply this foundation with my Sigma 3D HD Kabuki Brush – the ridge is great to apply liquid foundation and allows you to access every crease, curve and angle on your face!

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2) Skindinavia -The Makeup Finishing Spray Oil Control and Skindinavia – The Makeup Primer Spray Oil Control

I’ve had my eye on these forever and when I saw them at IMATS I knew I couldn’t leave without them! I use the primer spray everyday before I start my make up and it sprays on like a light shower of mist over my face (which is great to wake me up for an early start at work, haha!). The finishing spray is slightly more of a spritz when sprayed but after a couple minutes, you can really see the difference before and after. My make up looks a lot more levelled and blended together, the spray is more magical than a buffing brush! I purchased the oil control as i have combination skin and I tend to get quite oily around my T-zone throughout the day. These sprays have been so great at controlling the oil around my T-zone and also for keeping my make up on and in place for the whole day! They’re amazing! Skindinavia produce the Urban Decay Setting Sprays which I also love and are more readily available so don’t worry if you haven’t got your hands on these yet – the UD ones are just as good! 🙂

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3) Too Faced – Better than Sex Mascara

This has been my go to mascara this month – totally clump free, lengthening, volumising – you name it – it has all the features! It’s really quick and easy to apply, the hourglass shaped wand makes it easier to get right into the root of your eyelashes. One coat and you’re done, leaving my lashes so full and defined! On a night out, I would go for two or even three coats and it literally gives such magical results – I could go on and on…haha It is a bit on the pricey side but it’s totally worth it and one of those must haves in your make up bag!

4) INGLOT Face Blush – Shade 41

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This blush is so nice for everyday! INGLOT have such a great range of colours and it was so hard to choose just one favourite but this has been the one I have been reaching for most this month! It’s a gorgeous matte orangey/red shade and great for summer – it’s so long wearing and gives a smooth application. I usually use the Real Techniques Blush Brush to apply this. It gives a nice healthy glow to the face and paired with the highlighter below, I absolutely love the dimension it creates on my face.

5) Make up Forever – Pro Sculpting Duo – #2 Golden 

IMG_0787 IMG_1305OMG I die every time I open this! Isn’t it gorgeous?! MUFE recently came out with two of these “contour & highlight” duos. I picked the darker of the two as I was instantly drawn towards the stunning golden highlight shade! It blends on the skin so seamlessly as the powder is super finely milled, it almost feels like a cream. To be honest, I use the golden highlight shade far more than the deeper contour shade, just because I find it doesn’t work too well for me as a contour, but as a bronzer it’s great! However, I would repurchase just for the highlighter! I wish MUFE would make a new compact just of the highlighter shade – it would be killer!

6) NYX Wonder Pencil – Medium

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I’ve been longing for the right nude pencil to brighten my waterline for ages now and haven’t been able to find the perfect one in the drugstore – until this one! The NYX Wonder Pencil comes in three shades and the medium is so perfect for me! Claiming to brighten, line and conceal, I mainly use it to brighten and it really brings out my eyes with a pop! I tend to use this for more of an everyday look, paired with some smudged-out bottom liner and of course, Better than Sex mascara by Too Faced.

7) Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner – Trooper

IMG_8136This liner is so faultless! It’s super smudge proof and long-lasting, with that tiny bristled tip – so precise for that perfect winged liner! It stays on the whole day through rain and wind and even if you rub it with your finger, once dry, it won’t smudge! Amazing right?! If you guys haven’t got your hands on this yet, it’s such a must and one of those make up bag essentials!

8) Milani Baked Bronzer – #06 Golden

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I’ve previously used the Milani Baked Blushes and they’re so pretty on the skin, so I had to give the Baked Bronzers a go too! Mine is in the shade 06 Golden and it also comes with a brush and a mirror under the compact which is super travel friendly! I am so obsessed with this bronzer! It’s more of an evening wear for me – for nights out or dinners, and I have received so many compliments for that sun kissed, glowy look it brings to my face. It can even be used as an eyeshadow and I would sometimes dust it over my lids for that extra glowy pop! So silky and streakfree when applied! Like the Baked Blushes, the packaging on these are to die for!

9) MAC Lipstick – Retro

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As you can see, I’ve used this so much! Retro by MAC is probably one of my favourite MAC lipsticks – it’s so so perfect for everyday and it compliments my skin tone so well, without looking to bold! I’m not really one for bold and daring lip colours (only on occasion) and Retro has a satin finish with a browny undertone with a nice hint of berry red – perfect for a dressed up or a dressed down look. I would say it comes into the same category as MAC’s; Brick o La, Spice it Up! and Twig.

10) Elizabeth and James White – Nirvana – Peony for her IMG_5413 IMG_1690

My final favourite for July is a perfume – Elizabeth and James Nirvana White, produced by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. I discovered this perfume around a year ago as my friend Ashni (check out Ashni’s blog) had it, and we were talking about a similar perfume which I love – Stella by Stella McCartney. I was telling Ashni that I found Stella didn’t last very long and I was going through bottles like water (anyone else experienced this?)! She introduced me to Nirvana and I instantly fell in love! It’s a gorgeous musky, sweet smell and lasts ages! Unfortunately this particular perfume isn’t sold in the UK so I asked my cousin Aarti (check out Aarti’s YouTube channel) to purchase it for me when she went to New York and i’ve finally got my hands on it!

Thanks so much for reading guys! Let me know your thoughts and favourites in the comments!

Ashni’s coming over for a sleepover now – gotta go prepare the popcorn haha 😛

Sachita x