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Wish you a “Merry Christmas”!

I wish you a Merry Christmas! I wish you a Merry Christmas!!! and a happy new year!!!! 

The 2020 year has been strange and weird for all of us! I mean who knew words like Corona or COVID-19 even exist. Everyone is trying to look forward to a better future and waiting to get a sigh of relief. 

However, I have noticed one thing, a positive thing…you know what! … We are learning to be more n more patient, to sit down and think about ourselves, to care about family more than before, and last but not least, now we emphasize more on “mental health” than “wealth”. 

And hence it gives us a reason to celebrate 2020, 25th December deliriously happy!

So wish you a “Merry Christmas”! May God give you and your family a lot of happiness, strength, and good health. Let this Christmas spirit shine through your laugh and giggles.

Virtual parties are the best parties this year, so don’t feel sad about it. Instead, raise a toast with all the positive energy that resides in you.

Wishing you a very magical and happy holidays!

“Merry Christmas” !!!.

Thank you !

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Skincare

What I think about 24K Gold Facial mask?

I remember when I was a teenager, I used to accompany my older sisters or my cousins to the salon and those ladies would suggest Pearl or Golden facial. Mainly if she is a “bride to be” , then it’s compulsory to get the Golden facial done so that bride will look more radiant and brighter on Big day. Now, I really do not know if it is true. However, for the past many centuries using Gold (Extract/foil) in skincare has been a regular practice, even “Cleopatra” was a fan of it. So one day I thought let’s try some Gold mask and see if it really makes any difference in skin texture.

There are tons of different varieties of masks available in the market. I like to use clay masks and have been using it for many years but I stay away from single pouch/sachet masks. I am actually a little bit skeptical about it so never tried any masks except maybe 1 or 2 in my life, though I would like to try some in the future. 

Anyway, for the first time, I had ordered something by keeping my preferences aside and was very curious to know if it indeed works.

I am not an expert but so far what know about Gold, is best known for its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties So, I have been using this for over a year now. I use it after cleansing or exfoliating my face. It comes with a very small spatula to scoop up the product out of the jar without any mess. I apply a thin layer and keep it for 20 min. Then I gently massage the face while rinsing it with warm water. This mask gives me an instant glow. It makes my skin very soft like satin silk. Apparently, the skin is well hydrated and moisturized. Its silky formula looks so luxurious and promising, that it will convince you to add it to your not daily but weekly skincare routine. For me, I feel like getting a spa treatment at home.

Suitable for all skin types. For reference, my skin type is Normal/combination with oily T-zone and not very sensitive. Acne-prone skin, not so sure if it will work for you as I think it has a tendency of leaving some sort of oily/rich moisturizing effect on the skin. It might make your skin more oily which is the last thing you would expect from Gold mask or can cause a breakout. Again, it depends on how you want to incorporate this mask into your beauty regimen. Quantity wise, it is good and will last longer than you imagine..so it is a win-win situation for you and your pocket as well. 

You can see the constancy of the formula below in the picture.

I ordered this mask from Amazon last year and don’t remember the price but I guess it was below $20(USD).

Ingredients : Purified water, Butyl glycol, Silk Amino Acids, Ceramides, Codium Tomentosum Extracts, Hydrolyzed Collagen, LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, , P-glucan, PORTULACA OLERACEA extract, shea butter, Cereus Grandiflorus extract, Arnica Montana flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, polyglutamic acid, tocopherol (Vitamin E), xanthan gum, allantoin, 24K Gold

I like this mask but not a “must try” product as I did not notice any long term or permanent significant change in my skin tone.

Thank you!

Namaste!

P.S. – I have had been using this Mask for quite a long time before my face started to break out. For the last 3-4 months, I have been fighting with hormonal acne problems. After trying OTC treatments, now finally I am using the “Curology” customized treatment plan. Results are awaited !

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makeup

MAC retro matte ‘flat out fabulous’ vs Mac powder kiss lipstick ‘velvet punch’ lipstick

Yes! I know these two are totally different from each other like formula or say texture-wise. But the reason behind this article is to show you the color pay off and to compare powder formula with other matte lipsticks from Mac. So I picked up “flat out fabulous” which is a retro matte lipstick and a “velvet punch” which is a powder kiss lipstick. I could have chosen another matte lipstick shade to describe it against powder kiss lipstick but these two belong to a sort of similar color family more like cousins…Lol!!. For reference, I am NC42(though I think it is a little more orange+ish for my skin).

On thanksgiving, Mac was offering 40% off on lipsticks so I decided to buy powder kiss”Velvet punch” lipstick, and of course, I tried their virtual “try it on” with live cam. There I saw a very beautiful & gorgeous fuchsia color on my lips. I fell for it and made a purchase. Now, let’s see what I think about it.

In the picture below, from the left is “velvet punch” and right is “Flat out fabulous”.

Mac flat out fabulous

A Retro matte Cool-toned bright Fuschia lipstick so opaque with excellent color pay off. Single swipe transfers bright Fuschia onto lips. However, lips need to be exfoliated and hydrated beforehand is highly recommended else it would be very hard to apply it. And most important thing is, even if it is a retro matte it will not dry down your lips !. This one is my favorite shade and among other retro matte colors which is pretty long lasting as well …So it’s like if somebody asks me to pick one matte I will definitely choose flat-out fabulous (Ruby woo as well). It is a very gorgeous color and will suit all skin tones. So people who are into very bright colors and ready to flaunt, please go and grab it…I am very happy with this one :). 

It’s retail price is $19 (USD)

Wearing Mac retro matte flat out fabulous
Powder kiss Velvet Punch

A unique powder formula makes it special. It is described as a weightless moisture-matte lipstick that delivers a blur of soft-focus color. It is a cool tones Fuschia not really very bright & less opaque with a low hydration level (for dry lips like mine). On fair and deeper complexion it might look a little brighter but on medium skin tone, I doubt about it. I tried to feel its presence on my lips but I think, it is indeed a revolutionary weightless formula. Being said that, it gives you a powdery feel..all the time. Every powder lipstick may look different on every skin tone. Although, these are the best seller lippies that people have approved. But on the contrary, my personal experience after trying other 2-3 lipsticks shades (at store before pandemic) from the same finish was not good at all. I am NC 42 and I remember I tried some red shade, it was just another Cool toned red that I could get similar shades from drugstore brands at a cheaper price so thanks to NYX . I don’t think it is long-lasting as well.

So finally I am getting very hard time to get along with it. I was expecting a very bright intense color instead I got shade which looks very very regular (not my type) on me, no matter how many layers I apply.

But you can try it and let me know what you really think about Mac Powder kiss lipsticks?

Wearing Mac powder kiss lipstick velvet punch

Its retail price is $21 (USD)

Thank you so much !

Namaste!

Disclaimer – Revivelifewithme.com is neither a sponsored/affiliated nor trying to promote any company/brand/product on the website. All the contents are solemnly reviewed by me and are not to advertise but just expressing opinion after using the Brands or Products purchased by me. I am not an expert but a blog writer so buying anything would be your free will and my blogs shall not be held liable for any unpleasant results.

I am going to update the post with swatches soon.

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