Vaseline lip therapy: Rosy lips and Cocoa butter

Hello everybody!

I wanted to share with you guys the cute little Vaseline Lip Therapy tins, aren’t they cute? A ‘Rosy Lips’ and ‘Cocoa Butter’ petroleum jelly!

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Every time I would go to grocery shopping and eyed them(like 90s Indian villains, lol), one day finally I picked two little tin tubs.

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A different pose…

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Do they work? They are not lip-balms, so I wasn’t expecting any protection or softness to lips. Rosy Lips has very little pink tint, which doesn’t show on my lips, it smells like roses but artificial. But hey, the tin is pink! ūüėõ

Cocoa Butter does make lips a little moisturized as compared to Rosy lips, but again not much heavy on protection from chapped lips. This smells like real cocoa, amazing!(Same smell as that of ‘Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow Lotion‘).

It was really hot in Bangalore last week(38 ¬įC,sigh!) which made them little runny, guess they are not meant for hotter climate, I had to store them in fridge. Is that the reason they are not sold in India? In here we have Vaseline lip-therapy in twist up lip-stick like packaging, which I haven’t tried so cannot compare, sorry.

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When it comes to saving lips from dryness, cocoa butter is best amongst two. Oh, it says same on side on tin; ‘Soothes dry skin and lips‘, hmm means good for dry lips. While Rosy lips just says, tint and cares, not much huh?

vaseline-lip-therapy-7I think I bought them for £1 each (~93 INR), but they are sold at different rates depending upon which store you buy them from.

Have you tried any products from Vaseline lip therapy line?

Zaina

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What’s better than Gold? Rose-Gold!

Hello everybody,

Do you like gold? No? Good, neither do I. Which is odd as Indians are famous for their gold obsession(anyone would easily justify it as investment or savings for rainy days, for all of them I say, very poor financial planning). Did you know India is the largest importer of Gold in World? (trying to throw a few fun facts here and there, bad idea, you say?).

As much as I hate to admit, even I hoard quite amount of gold jewelry(currently sitting in locker, cause I only wore it once, at my wedding). Gold may not be such a good thing, but gold plated/colored goods are dear to me; cups and saucers with golden lines, golden buttons and more than that anything which comes in rose-gold finish!

A little history before I get into details of rose-gold goodness. Last month I had a short work travel to UK, which gave me a chance to acquire all the products you may see in coming posts, so lets get started with HnM rose-gold makeup tools…

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I picked up these two tools from HnM from their ‘Selected’ category, aren’t they gorgeous?(HnM has their own makeup stuff as well, but nothing that could have my interest)

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My first eyelash curler! I’ve always been too scared to the idea of using eyelash curler, so never bothered to get one. I’m still trying to get used to it, I use it very slowly with utmost care, still little scared. This one works, and I can really see the difference after curling.

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There is one extra rubber to change in the pack, I’m not sure how I will know when to change it? Help me here if you know.

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There is the beautiful dual functional blusher and foundation brush, the colors rose-gold metallic and off-white(?) glossy handle look so beautiful together. I¬†needed blusher brush, at first I picked a kabuki brush from same line but then I saw this and thought, why not have a foundation brush too. (I should have got kabuki brush as well, it is so cute ūüė¶ )

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The blush brush is soft, and picks powder blush easily to apply.¬†The bristles are made of¬†synthetic hair(what is that anyways), so not natural which is a relief cause I do not like anybody’s else’s hair touching my face, eww. The little color you see on brush is cause I’ve not washed it from my last use ūüėČ

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I did not need foundation brush, I prefer applying with fingers. I’ve used this brush to apply foundation and it is really easy to cover places like sides of my nose(sorry this is also not washed after last use, so there is some foundation color on bristles). Neither of brushed has¬†shredded even a single hair, which is a relief!

Eyelash curler costs £3.99 (~370 Rs.) and dual blusher and foundation brush was for £4.99(~460 Rs.).

So do you guys like them? I wish I had picked up more rose-gold tools, maybe next time.

Zaina

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Fun QnA

Hello, there there…

Work is hectic, not voluminous but consuming. Earlier today in my head I met myself, the conversation was much fun I had to share with world. Here are some Q n As I had with myself, enjoy:

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All are Red(sunlight makes some colors look strange)

 

1.¬†You bought a pretty lipstick but when you apply, it doesn’t work for you, what do you do with it?

I try really hard to work with pink lipstick, I would love to have a soft pink color on my lips, but as is the tone of skin pink doesn’t work, sadly. Every now and then I end up buying pinks(swatch on hand looks like it may work on me but it doesn’t).¬†First I try to work with brush, you can really handle colors better with lip-brush, some colors¬†which may wash out face on full opaque coverage can be applied with brush, of-course light hand sheer color, and sometime it works.

But mostly I give away such lipstick to Mom(she has fairer skin) or¬†friends. Like this one time Husband bought a pretty pink lipstick for me, even though it was a gift and I wanted to keep it with me as a token, I gave the lipstick to my friend(properly explaining husband why I will never be able to use it, he understands). I think it is better if someone can use it, I don’t like lipsticks to be wasted.

2. Why so many lipsticks of same(red) color?

First thing to understand here is that it is not a color, it is the color; The Red. Which is so versatile that one cannot settle for one color-variant, and one cannot buy all of them(think finances), so little by little we shall have all The Red.

3. What’s the next thing.

Blushes! I have just two, I have realized(very late in my life) how boring face looks with same color all over, we need to add some color, some depth(may learn contouring next to this next). Also cup-cakes baking.

4. Lipstick expires, what you do with it?

I still use it, after ‘best before date'(but I save the labels which has best before date on it, don’t know why cause I don’t mind the dates). However I do not have anything older than five years with me, cause five years back I never had a single lipstick(I know this precisely, cause I bought my first lipstick when I relocated to Pune). I remember having lip-balms thought, cause dry skin and chapped lips cannot survive, they were¬†more of survival things(lip-balm) than fun(lipstick). I had tinted chapsticks, strawberry and cherry. So that was the only color I had on me.

5. Lipstick or lipgloss

Lipsticks of-course. But a couple of lipglosses are there, which I use when I cannot use lipstick(read when I have chapped lips). I’m not for shine and glitter but more of color, so less love for gloss, my ideal lipstick would be a matt finish with balm quality.

Well, it was fun, we should do this often!

Shall we?

Zaina

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