Biotique Morning Nectar Lightening Lip Balm

Beauty and Beautiful, Biotique

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share my experience with Biotique Morning Nectar Lightening Lip Balm. I have a very bad habit that I hardly stick to a single product for long. I feel that the market is flooded with so many good products and I should try them at least once. So after my Lotus lip balm got over my quest for a good lip balm began. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with Biotique where most of the products haven’t worked for me but still I don’t know why I keep on trying and testing them. Anyways…

When I saw this little pot on the rack I thought I would pass, but SPF 30 UVA/UVB sunscreen caught my fancy and I picked it.

Company Claims: This anti-ageing lip balm moisturizes and revitalize lips. Fights collagen loss and fills-in creases to smooth out dry lines fo noticeably smoother, younger looking lips.

How to use: Smooth on and around bare lips alone or under lipstick.
Price: 99/- INR for 16 gms

Shelf life:
3 yrs from the date of Manufacture.

Packaging:
Their cute little tub in that old boring green color.

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My Experience: I really loved the SPF 30 factor and the claim which says “lightens and protects”. I am sick of my pigmented lips. It really feels embarrassing at times. The color of the balm is of light milky cream colour, with a distinctive smell. But I somehow liked it. However under AC I observed that the balms condenses on the lips and leaves a white cast. And this is one primary reason that this balm should not be applied under a lipstick. I found all my lipsticks giving me a cakey look after application. So first I apply this and after 5 mins remove it with soft cotton ball and then re-apply.
The moisturization affect hardly stays for 1-2hrs and beyond which you have to re-apply else there is a stretchy feeling. But there is one thing that made me fall in love with it and that is it helped me lighten my pigmentation marks by 10%. I apply a thick layer before going to bed and the next morning my lips are soft and with reduced marks.

Pros:
As claimed lightens the pigmentation marks
Moiturizes the lips
Has SPF 30 and UVA/UVB sunscreen
Affordable and easily available

Cons:
Quite heavy in texture.
Constant re-application is required.
Under AC condenses and leaves a white cast.
If applied under lipsticks, it leaves a cakey look.

Rating: 3 (With all the cons it still give a rating of “3” because it had actually helped reducing those ugly dark spots on my lips)

Recommendation: If you have pigmented lips you can at least try during the nights to see the difference.

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Garnier BB Cream – Miracle Skin Protector

BB Cream

Hello Girls,

I had heard a lot on BB creams and wondered actually what is meant by a BB cream. Then Maybelline came with its own BB cream. I had a huge urge for buying it but didn’t buy it. Now don’t ask me why because I also don’t know why I didn’t try it. But when I saw Garnier coming with their BB cream I knew I am going to own this and the moment I saw it in Health and Glow, it made its way to my daily routine.

Company Says:

Is BB cream right for me?
Yes if you are looking for skin care that instantly and effectively helps make your skin perfect which is fairer, glowing, smooth, even toned, moisturized.

How does this Miracle work?
This all-in-one high performance skin care contains Vitamin C derivative known to have anti-oxidant properties. It helps boost skin glow and brightness. Enriched with mineral pigments, BB cream instantly beautifies your skin. It instantly spreads evenly for a flawless finish. Its light weighted and comfortable texture blends perfectly into the skin. Lets skin breathe. Its and 8H moisturizing formula with almond extract. Its SPF24 filter helps protect the skin from UV.

How to apply?
Spread the BB cream like your regular moisturizer. Apply with light circular strokes from the middle of your face outwards on perfectly cleansed skin.

Packaging: I loved the packaging. Very stylish and cute.

Price: 99/- (introductory offer) for 18 gm

Shelf life: its 36 months from the pkd date.

My skin type: Normal to oily. well Behaved

My Complexion: Dusky

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My experience:
I feel all that has been claimed by the company stands true to a great extent. I don’t expect a miracle product but at least a product which decently does what it claims. The cream is really light weight with a sweet mild smell which is loved by my nose. I apply the cream in dots all over my face and neck and with my clean finger tips spread it evenly. It doesn’t take much time to get absorbed. And once absorbed it leaves back a nice matte glow and feels really light on the skin and makes your skin very soft to touch. My skin was oil free throughout the day. But girls with very dry skin may require moisturizing prior to application.

I don’t know in the long run if it’s going to help my skin get perfect but at least post application is evens out my skin tone but fails to cover all the dark spots.

The best thing I love about this product is – it moisturizes, gives a foundation finish and protects my skin from sun damage. Now I need not carry 3-4 products in my vanity.

But it comes in only one shade

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To summarize: – A decent product. This is not a miracle product so please don’t expect miracles to happen else you will get depressed resulting in dark circles. Lol.

Pros:
Very Light weight.
Spreads evenly
Post application provides a soft and matte glow.
Helps skin to remain oil-free,
Mild soothing fragrance.
Gives sheer coverage
Budget friendly
Packaging is quite cute yet sturdy and travel friendly
Availability
Over all an all-in-one product (moisturizer + foundation + sun protection)

Cons:Only one shade is available.
Dry skin may require additional moisturization

Overall rating: 4.5/5

My recommendation: I will try and stick to this until I get something better and at the same time would recommend everybody to try this at least once.

The Game of Power

Awareness

The Game of Power.

What is Rape all about? Is it all about lust and excitement? No its nothing but the feeling which says “I am Superior”. It’s the Game of Power. Most of us may have experienced this situation in a crowded place. Irrespective of age color or size, when we are shopping in those street shops, or travelling in a crowded bus or train or simply walking down the footpath. All of a sudden somebody smack your back and gets diluted in the crowd or push you or simply try to touch you. Do you think the boy or man was sexually aroused or lust you. No. never…It’s just a feeling which tells them that “you are a Man, You are
Superior, you have the right of doing this”.And when the girl’s protests, their supremacy are hurt. They take this as an insult and start to devise plans on how to take revenge on her.

We girls are not lesser in any attributes except a social stigma that was again created by Man himself to maintain his highness. A man knows that he cannot affect a girl in any other way except this one single way. In the recent incident “that animal” lost his control because Amanat/Damini was giving him a tough fight. Instead of surrendering to him, she protested. She hurt his Little Male Ego and he taught her a good lesson.

In our society, in every home it’s taught that girls/women should keep quite and tolerate because a man is the head of the family. Then what are we??? Where do we stand?

Did we ever think who has given this power? Its we..And today it’s again we, who are suffering. In some ways our society are more matured. Where a family brings up a son and daughter equally with equal dignity and some still remain with this thought that daughters are a curse to the family. They are just fit to be in the kitchen and in the Bed. And when people from these two mentalities collide it gives rise to incidences like this.

We do have Men who are loving fathers, protective brothers, who respect each girl they meet and there are some who believes that there is only one way to prove your power of manhood and that is when you cripple a woman’s sanity. Until we have an educated society which will bridge these two strata’s of thinking, such incidences would continue to happen