Face Scrubs – Save or Splurge! St.Ives vs Clinique!

Mesmerizing brand advertisement with fully edited model’s face by skillful graphics designer….lol !!! very first question we ask ourselves, save or splurge? Big logos & fancy keywords look so promising that we almost convince ourselves to make a purchase. Having said that,it’s all about hit or miss!

Today, I picked up a face scrub to review. A very simple product & necessary step to complete our skincare routine. Just to let you know that I have combination skin with oily T-zone and usually not very sensitive.

Start from left Clinique pep-start exfoliating cleanser and St.Ives oatmeal scrub & mask

St. Ives Smooth Oatmeal Scrub & Mask 

Oatmeal is a self-explanatory word. Instantly indicates a very soothing and calming ingredient for the skin. It is such great a gentle exfoliating scrub available in the market, efficiently removes all the dirt & residual grime after removing makeup or cleansing face. I am so obsessed with this one and do not want to go for any other scrubs. It contains a very tiny and tender walnut shell granules, feels so soft yet strong enough to buff away dead skin cells. The best part is, you can use it as a mask as well to add on extra care towards your beauty goals. I prefer to use it on the cleansed face leaving some dampness to it then massaging it in a circular motion for a minute or so.

  • Best natural exfoliating scrub for all skin types. It instantly provides softness and nourishment after first use. Ready to see your healthy & glowing face with every wash. Does not dry your skin at all.
  • Just need a dime size to scrub & massage the face. It’s a paraben-free & oil-free. Non-comedogenic.
  • It is 2-in-1 oatmeal scrub and mask which makes it extraordinary. The results are stunning. Use it 2 to 3 times a week depending upon your skin type.
  • It is unscented so no to worry about it.
  • Its retail price varies between $4.50 to $6.00 (US Dollars).
  • It is recommendable, so affordable, and must try scrub. Giving it 5 stars for its outstanding work and it’s a cruelty-free.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Clinique Pep-Start™ 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

Here we go!!!! Clinique is a very well known brand for all of us. I have always loved their products especially their moisture surge skincare line. I just love it. I am enchanted by them.

Clinique 2-in-1 exfoliating cleanser is a gel cleanser and a scrub mixed together. Gel gets its job done of cleansing the face efficiently with the help of small exfoliating granules. It is a very powerful and time-saving formula, especially when running short of time. But my take on this product is little deviated comparing to what it is explained on the clinique website.

  • It is 2-in-1 exfoliating cleanser and exfoliator.
  • Just need a small amount of product, lather it up and massage onto damp skin. The recipe is great enough to take away dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells.
  • Apart from giving a nice glow, the formula is too drying as if it has sucked every bit of oil out of your face. It leaves skin with stretchy feeling and craves for moisturizer.
  • Not at all recommendable for dry skin types.
  • Red alert for a group of sensitive people as it tends to leave dry patches and can cause irritation.
  • Its retails price is $19.50 (US Dollars)
  • Results are not satisfying (at least in my case) and wish Clinique change the formula in the future so giving it 3 Stars.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I hope you find this post useful. If you have any funny experience of your past upscale or high-end purchases which turned out a total flop show, please write down below in the comment section just for fun. Thank you!

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CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex

Different hair different story, satisfaction is all we need. Hope your struggle ends here after reading this post. A very genuine extraordinary serum/Leave-in treatment by CHI and giving a very miraculous result after every application.

This one works like a magic wand for a coarse or wavy hair like I have. Only serum/leave-in that is proven to be the best in the market so far in my opinion. I have medium hair length very wavy n frizzy, dry & unmanageable hairs. Oh no wait!!! my problems not finished yet….how can I forget about baby hairs (always popping up) is an extra topping to my hair managing wrath. Last year when I saw JC Penny offering a 50% Discount on CHI products then I had to try it, I ordered two and still using the 1st bottle. A little goes a long way just need a dime size to apply on clean hair (after shampooing and conditioning). It makes hair very smooth and beautiful leaving a very light scent to it. Leave in and proceed with styling.

CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex Leave in treatment

Recommended using after every hair wash but sometimes I use it on dry hair too! This Non-greasy formula has many beneficial properties to fight against those unwanted hair issues and suitable for all hair types. Even if I am not into any hair- styling mood, I use it to get that soft velvety touch, feels so good when I run fingers through my hair. Now, I am not sure if it works as a heat-protectant but CHI claims to be the one that protects the hair against thermal styling and the environment. I use “CHI 44 Iron Guard” thermal protection spray after applying leave-in and very pleased with its effect..No more split ends!!!!

Fine or thin hairs beware !!! Don’t go overboard with it. You might want to dispense a very little amount of product to stay away from greasy or sticky hair. It has that power to attract even a tiny strand of hair towards it. Trust me!

Taking good care of hair just not limited to one thing/a product but its a result which goes hand in hand with other different hair masks, serums or leave-in, shampoo & conditioner, heat protectant, hair treatment, hair oil,etc. However, I would recommend CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex to my friends and family. Its retail price is $29.50 (US Dollar) for 6 Fl. oz. and I will give it a 5 star! Thank you so much!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Ingredients – Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Coumarin, Linalool, Geraniol.


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Origins GINZING Refreshing Eye Cream To Brighten And Depuff

Hello my beautiful friends !

And they say “Love is when you look into someone’s eyes and see everything you need” but what if eyes are dull, dry and puffy with unwanted dark circles …He he he !!!! no more laughs..It was said in jest so don’t get serious !!!!!!. Anyway, this is so true our eyes are very important part of our body yet sometimes we ignore it. In fact I started taking care of it just couple of years ago. Oh! I was so insane and I definitely owe an apology to my eyes!!!!

Just like our skin , eyes also need a continuous supply of hydration and so they invented an eye creams.This post is dedicated to all my friends who’re really searching of good eye food !!!!This post is not affiliated..and the product I am going to review is my favorite one!!!.

Origins Ginzing refreshing eye cream to brighten and depuff. A very gentle cream for eyes yet an effective recipe to fight against dullness, under eye bags, puffiness and dark circles & it is Pricey too. At first I was little skeptical and did not want to add new member to my skin care routine as I was indeed trying to use all the free eye cream samples (Yes! trial size..lol!!!!) I received with my online orders. Oh wait ! now I remember I have also tried one from Sephora brand n it was ok!ok! though. Now let’s focus on our todays review.

So what I love about this product? just after first application one can see a visible difference. Consistency of the cream is so beautiful and light weight no more stretchy feeling no irritation except when try to get close to eyes. It is an excellent eye tonic for all skin types. Very balanced cream having richness of caffeine will make your eyes more awake n helps to regain a healthy look after a few application.A little goes a long way so not to worry at all. I apply twice a day or as needed and I don’t have any reason to dislike it. It does its job very well to get rid of eye bags or puffiness instantly. Just FYI i have a combination skin and also use it under my eye makeup yet no complaints. But girls with very oily skin tone might want to give it a second thought…Not so sure if it will get its job done with under eye makeup. Sensitive girls,I would recommend to check it personally in the store by applying a tester to back of your hand just to figure out its loyalty towards you (if possible avoid it now due to COVID-19).

I don’t have prominent dark circles around eyes as such but I have very tiny white patches under my eyes, even I am not sure about it. Since, I have started using it one can barely notice it. I am so happy & love it to the moon. This is it, my quest for a perfect eye cream has ended, at least for now…

The retail price of the cream is $32 (US Dollar) and did not buy it for the full price…A very big round of applause to me girls ……. It was on sale @ultabeauty store at discounted price 50% off. Yes !!!! damn good deal. Besides, not so sure if it works as an anti-aging cream so that’s the reason I am giving it 4.5 stars.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Ingredients :- “Water\Aqua\Eau, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Peg-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Silica, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Pantethine, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caffeine, Coleus Barbatus Extract, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Folic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Jojoba Wax Peg-120 Esters, Biotin, Tribehenin, Myristyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Steareth-20, Dipeptide-2, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) <ILN40805> Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time.” Details are in toto, as per company website.

This is it for today! see you soon…. Stay safe n stay healthy!

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My top 3 Mac lipsticks for all skin tones

Hello my beautiful friends !

Let’s talk on very interesting topic today and yess! as you read the caption it’s “Lipstick”. No matter how old we are, no matter if we are Dark ,Brown or white & no matter if we are beginner or professional it will always find its way to our vanity or most of the time in a hand purse. It has earned its place in our heart so on the lips. Look at just any lip products you own even if sitting ideally you will definitely want to swatch it. I know I know ! it’s Tempting. Anyway, time to dig into it.

Before we start I would like tell all my friends that that MAC Lipsticks offer different types of finishes/textures so always recommendable to understand it when you add it in your shopping cart. Some formulas glides so beautifully on lips that it takes us straight to Hawaii & some are so true to its nature specially Retro Matte lipsticks that it needs a lot of efforts to apply it but results are amazing though. No doubt !!!!

Mac Diva

If somebody is already following Mac lipsticks then they will probably laugh at me as Mac Diva is already into the “Limelight” so what’s the point reviewing it now ? yeah I get it girls but every opinion counts so let’s continue. It is an intense reddish- burgundy color as described on the company website but for me it looks like a dark burgundy berry color with a matte finish. It has a huge fan followers across the world. It is the most beautiful & sought after Lipstick from Mac and will take your style swag to the next level. At the same time it is very dark color so some of you might think its a vampy color and I am totally agree with you!LoL!. All skin tone can pull it off it is so comfortable matte on the lips such a luxurious formula and excellent color pay off in a single swipe. Oh! I love to see this one particularly on my brown and dark beauties I can’t take my eyes off it is so irresistible. Formula is long lasting but might need a touch up after 6 hours or so as it’s a creamy matte.

Mac Ruby Woo

This one is the iconic red lipstick which will suit all skin tones without any second thought and have won so many “best lipstick awards” being popular shade it has always been a talk of the town. Such a unique vivid cherry red with blue undertone and again bestseller from Mac. It is a Retro Matte finish lipstick & has opaque application and thus name says it all a very matte or one can say a true matte. Lips to be Prepped n Prime before applying retro matte is advisable that too with a lip liner just to avoid feathering or else it will give you a very hard time for application. Believe me I have tried it in the past without exfoliation and it was totally gross! no one wants to be seen with cracked or chapped lips having lippy on, but look at the brighter side if you get a chance try this one in the store, must have lipsticks guys I bet other girls will envy you after all “lips don’t lie”. Who needs a retouch-up, matte formulas often comes to the rescue so yeah its quite long lasting.

Mac Relentlessly Red

Now this one I do not wear as frequently as needed because I always get stuck between other reds , pinks and burgundies but this one is another bestseller from Mac. Bold and beautiful bright pinkish coral fuchsia retro matte alluring people to stare at your lips. Yes ! that bright and coral plays its magic giving you a fashionista look all the time(AM/PM). Fair to medium,Brown or dark skin tone can easily pull it off being said the shade will show its true color/hues as it is very pigmented n so rich in color. Recommended to try it in the store to check the vibrancy of it, completely a showstopper. However, Relentlessly red is a warm tone lipstick and the formula is little more drying compare to other retro matte so exfoliating lips prior to application is “must”.

All these Lipstick’s retail price is $19 (US dollar) and it is in their permanent line. Swatches of it are shown below and I’ve tried my best to take the natural colors of it.

Swatches from Left Mac Relentlessly Red, Mac Ruby Woo, Mac Diva

I know lip swatches are more appealing than a hand swatches so going to update the post soon. Stay safe stay healthy!!!

Thank you so much !

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Clinique Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter

Hey guys!

I am going to review Clinique’s even better dark spot corrector today. I am sure there are many people out there who really want to buy this one but are not sure about this product if it is really worth the hype or as advertised by the company itself. So not to worry, I am definitely going to take some burden off your shoulders.

Relax, take a deep breath and read!

Even Better Clinical™ Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter claims on Clinique website that ” It helps visibly correct discoloration and acne scars while interrupting future dark spots by 39% reduction in dark spots and acne scars in 12 weeks”. If you need more information I would suggest please check the company website.

CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical™ Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter

My take on these products. I use it twice a day followed by moisturizer and if I am going out then sunscreen is imperative like it is mentioned on the website. A little over a month ago I started using a dark spot corrector and since then I am observing my skin tone. The change is Positive, rather than saying skin tone I would say the pigmentation and acne scars are getting lighter. Skin looks more awakened, dark spots on my nose are gradually fading. Now can’t comment on “interrupting future dark spots” it’s kind of difficult to keep track of upcoming dark spots. However, I feel it’s working on my skin & taking good care of my old skin issues by providing nourishment it needs. on top of it, it has Salicylic acid which helps to fight against acne, cysts, etc which is super cool!

Let’s talk about the cons. The texture of the serum could have been better, being said that I need at least two and a half pumps of serum to apply and it’s a white gel-based serum. I personally feel the application of the gel is not as smooth as expected and that’s probably because I have been using Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II for so long that accepting a new one seems challenging for me. But I still think that there is a scope of development in the formulation. I hope they will work on it.

You can see the texture of the serum

There is something more important I want to talk about, just by using a dark spot corrector alone I don’t think I can get that flawless skin but maintaining a regular routine which includes cleansing, Toning & Moisturizing so that skin absorbs the products better, and gives a very miraculous result.

Last but not least if you think you have very sensitive skin then I would recommend you to know the company’s return policy ;). He he he ! don’t mind but my skin is also sensitive to a few products where I see thousands of people reviewed it with 5 stars so yes make sure money does not go to waste.

Finally, so far I am satisfied and a happy customer of Clinique dark spot corrector. Very soon I will be uploading my pictures showing before/after effect so yes I am on it. Giving it 4.5 starts and its price is $52.50 (US Dollar). This is for now but I will be back soon with more reviews. Thanks for stopping by & reading my page.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Disclaimer – Revivelifewithme.com is neither 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 express an 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.


Hello Guys !

Today, I am going to review MAC bestselling Lipstick Brave. It is one of the best-sellers across the countries by MAC. It is also something about the color which is such a beautiful for every day. Before I start would like to share information about my skin tone. I am moderately fair – medium tan falls under Neutral/Warmer category, so for foundation match reference NC42 by MAC, 3W1 Tawny by Estee Lauder & WN46 Golden Neutral by Clinique. I hope these foundation matches will give you an idea about my skin tone.

A very short story behind the picking up Brave Lipstick as I was running out of my favorite MAC MEHR lipstick & desperately wanted a good replacement just for a change. When I visited @Ultabeauty, I had to try a few MAC lipsticks so when I picked up Brave I instantly fell in love. It is such a gorgeous color to try. I am sure it will suit all the skin tones. But for my darker beauties, you might want to try it in the store before you buy. Yesss! There are no golden rules when it comes to choosing/selecting Lipsticks or Makeup products. So yes! It would be totally your choice.

It is described as a PINK-BEIGE WITH WHITE PEARL on the MAC website but I don’t know when I wear it I do not see any white pearl finish noticeable on my lips. I mean it gives just the right amount of shine to lips. So smooth and soft to wear what could we wish for more than healthy-looking lips. It is a Muted Pink brown shade and if I try to be very specific it’s browner indoor & pink in the bright lights like in-store lights or daylight. Lipstick swatches comparing Mac Mehr & Mac Brave are shown below in the picture.

I will recommend this lipstick to all my friends. It is a Satin finish formula and gives a full-color payoff. It is very comfortable on lips, moisturizing, and lasts up to 5-6 hours depends how much you eat or drink so might need a touch-up after that. So let me say goodbye to you now.

I really love this lipstick so giving it 5 stars. Its retail price is $19 (US Dollar).

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Let me know if you like this review or think it could be better then you are more than welcome! Thank you very much !