Haul Time – Crazzzzzyyyyy & back to the world again!!

Its been a long long time since there has anything being shared or reviewed here. The last year has been very tough year for me emotionally & physically. However now I am back and trying to make things normal again. And the first thing that I have done to make life normal was to take a vacation. And when there is vacation there is relaxing & of course shopping !!!! If you follow me on Instagram you would probably know the beauty shopping that has taken place in the last 3-4 weeks.

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I travelled to London last month & it was perfect tie to be there. The weather was so good. London has so much to offer when it comes to beauty, the high end brands as well as the best of the drugstore brands which are not available in India. I am sharing the beauty part of my shopping from London. Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did ūüôā

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Urban Decay Travel

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Nars

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Charlotte Tilbury

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HUDA Beauty

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Makeup Revolution 

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NYX

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KIKO

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Soap & Glory and YSL

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Maybelline

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Sleek

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The Blam

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Seventeen Cosmetics

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Rimmel UK

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PS Cosmetics

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Nail Enamels

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Ardell

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Natural Collection

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Miscellaneous Picks

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Carmex, Vaseline & PIXI WOO

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Real Techniques

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PS Comestics Mask Sheets & Masks

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Aren’t these the cutest ??

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Real Techniques Starter Kit Review & Pics

ABOUT:

  • Eye definition goes high-definition with this essential set:

    Includes a 5 full-size brushes + case:

  • Base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color.
  • Deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring.
  • Accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging.
  • Pixel-point eyeliner brush: tapered cut is ideal for dense or fine eyeliner application.
  • Brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows.
  • Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand.
  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light.
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free.
  • Extended aluminium handles are light and easy to use.

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PRICE:18$.I paid rs.1400(purchased from a friend)

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PACKAGING:The packaging is lovely and gives a feel for professional brushes.The case is really good and handy.The brushes are kept securely in the case.It looks really classy and I love the metallic purple and black body of the brushes.

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MY VIEWS:I really wanted to try some nice eye makeup brushes and after asking so many friends,I zeroed on this set as this is one of the most raved kit.The brushes are amazing.The bristles are super soft and blending is a dream.The brush handle is sturdy and easy to work with.

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  • Base shadow brush is great for applying and blending primers,paint pot as it creates a nice base for the shadows.Also,it helps in softening and blending edges.
  • The deluxe crease brush is amazing.It is great for eye makeup-to work in the crease and blending as well as it makes as an amazing concealer brush.
  • The accent brush does a great job at highlighting the inner corners of the eyes perfectly without messing up the look.
  • Pixel Point eye liner brush: This brush is too thick for eye liner application but I use it for smudging the shadows in the lower lash.
  • Brow Brush is great at filling the brows and adding definition to them.

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Overall,all the brushes are super handy and very useful.They can be used for more than one purpose and I really love working with them.The quality of the bristles is great,they are soft and don’t shed which being used.Also,they are very easy to clean.

RATING: 5/5

RECOMMENDATION:I am enjoying these amazing brushes.The quality is good and they perform quite well.Also,these are quite inexpensive when compared to MAC,Sigma brushes.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Review & Pics

ABOUT:

  • Optimize your beauty routine with this 3-in-1 multi-functional sponge.
  • Rounded sides blend large areas of the face with a repeated dabbing or ‚Äústippling‚ÄĚ motion.
  • Precision tip covers blemishes and imperfections.
  • Flat edge for the contours around the eyes and nose.

Its versatile design evenly blends makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish.

Made from polyurethane foam which is latex free.

For best results, replace the miracle complexion sponge every 1-3 months.

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PRICE:$6.I paid rs.1100 (bought from FB-Royalicious)

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PACKAGING:It comes packaged in a hard plastic transparent box, just like the other RT brushes. It has a small plastic holder on which the sponge rests.The packaging is nothing fancy but it looks clean and easy to be kept.

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THE SPONGE:The sponge itself is orange colored which looks really bright and poppy as compared to black and white handles of the brushes.Though,after usage,this looks the messiest!! :p

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MY VIEWS:So first thing that came to my mind when I saw this was the inexpensive dupe of the ‘Beauty Blender’!!!Beauty Blender costs 20$ and this is the 6$ version of the same.I haven’t used Beauty Blender so I cannot comment on its quality and performance.However,may bloggers who have used both consider RT sponge to be a dupe for the Beauty Blender.

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However,the shape isn’t exactly similar to the Beauty Blender as the RT one has a flat surface so smoothen the foundation application.

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The sponge has to be dampened prior using it so that the product doesn’t get absorbed and it provides hydration as well.It has to be soaked in water then squeeze out the excess water (the sponge should be damp and not dripping water).The sponge increases in size when it is dampened.I usually apply the foundation in dots all over the face and use this in dab-dab motion to get the best results.The ares that should be used for face are:

– The rounded sides to blend large areas of the face
– The precision tip to cover blemishes and imperfections
– The flat edge for contours around the eyes and nose.

I feel that the concealer applies beautifully with the pointed edge and it looks flawless and streak-free.The sponge is very, very soft. It feels really good on my face when I apply my foundation and you can get a flawless look, without having any brush strokes. My foundation is perfectly blended and my face looks more fresh.I am loving using this sponge these days.

However,the major con of this beauty is that it stains a lot even after washing 5 times,the foundation stains remain. ūüė¶

RATING:4.75/5

RECOMMENDATION:I highly highly recommend trying this out.If you like using sponges than brushes then you must give this a try.It provides amazing results and you will definitely see a difference in the foundation application.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush-My Views

ABOUT: This dual-fiber brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results with all types of makeup:

  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • self-standing for easy storage
  • extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use

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PRICE:$10.00

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PACKAGING:The handle of the face brushes is flat on the bottom, so it can be stored standing upright.The body is gorgeous matte black with metallic pink in between.It is classy,sturdy and very travel friendly.I love the Samantha Chapman signature over the brush.

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MY VIEWS:The second favorite bush from Real Techniques is this stippling brush which makes the base look flawless!!The blending gets superb with this and the bristles are soft,dense and hey have volume  which enables firm stippling providing professional base finish.

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Real Techniques Stippling Brush¬†is ideal for¬†applying liquid and cream products, including blush, bronzer and foundation.¬†It’s just as dense as the MAC 130 and denser than the MAC 187. The size is perfect for¬†buffing¬†in foundation because it covers a good portion of the face at a time.

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RATING:4.5/5

RECOMMENDATION:I love this brush as it is handy¬†,the bristles are soft and good on skin .It is great for sensitive skin and can be used or applying liquid,cream foundation as well as blush.I highly recommend this brush to everyone but it isn’t easily available ¬†and the shipping and custom accumulate to a large amount.

Real Techniques Blush Brush -My Views

ABOUT:Contour and define cheeks for flawlessly blended, high-definition results:

  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • self-standing for easy storage
  • extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use

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PRICE:$9. I got it for rs.900

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MY VIEWS:I wanted to get hands over this product.I had heard so much rave reviews and finally I own it.The packaging is wonderful and the shape of the brush is convenient for usage as a blush brush as well as powder bush.The matte pink and black shade of the brush is so classy and girly.It is light weight,sturdy,travel friendly and easy to hold and use.

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The first thing that you notice int he blush brush is the pink handle followed by the fluff brush bristles.It is large,dense and so soft to use,I feel like swiping it over again and again.The blush picks up good amount of colour so you have to be careful while applying blush with this brush.It has a pointed tip which I can use for contouring but with very careful hand.Also,the brush is great for using as a powder brush as it picks up enough amount and it is easy to blend with this brush.

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The brush gives a flawless finish to the face and blends the product so well without leaving any streaky lines.The bristles are super smooth and not at all harsh.It is a good bet for those who have a sensitive skin.

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RATING: 4/5

RE COMMENDATION:¬†I love this brush as it can be used for other purposes as well.The packaging is classy,the brush bristles don’t shed out,it is smooth ¬†and gives a flawless finish which makes this brush ¬†a must have!!