By The Velvet Radio, Shivani Boruah
I like to start my day with a glass of lemon- water, a little warm water, it being a health tonic. But most importantly, I like to open my eyes with huge servings of smiles and a few oozes of laughs! What about you?
Since childhood, I have been on routines which are more- or- less NATURAL, thanks to the mother. She is a lady who has always believed in home remedies for the skin and hair and there goes my upbringing! My skin is very sensitive and I don’t risk it by using a plenty of different products.
‘My Envy Box’ comes up with a great hand out of combos every month, wherein you get to indulge into a 4-5 trial- sized products from luxury and prestigious brands, which for a girl like me is a noteworthy deal as I could try the products on my sensitive skin without worrying much about paying a high price for a big bottle of lotion, et al.
The December Beauty Box consisted of the below range of products:
1. UNDER EYE TAILAM FROM ROOTS & HERBS
My morning routine generally starts with splashing a lot of cold water into my eyes and face and then going through the usual CTM. The under eye cream from ‘ROOTS & HERBS‘ serves as a miracle if you have dark circles, fine lines, sore and dehydrated eyes. Keep it for an hour or two and boy, you are going to feel rejuvenated and look great!
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2. EYE LASH CURLER FROM GUBB
The best part about a woman’s face, for that matter, every living being, are the eyes, which can tell a million stories! This eye lash curler is a very easy- to- use one and it gives you those beautiful doe- eyes instantly! The one which came with the december beauty box is from the brand ‘GUBB’ from USA. It also comes with a spare gripper.
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3. RASPBERRY LIP BUTTER FROM BLISCENT
Have you had a childhood where you were so moved by the scent of the lip gloss used by the young aunties of the club and wanted to taste it? Well, I had one. This lip gloss from ‘BLISCENT’ makes me feel so very nostalgic as upon closing my eyes, with this scent around, I can visualize raspberry orchards! Same goes for the magic it does to my lips- flowery and soft! The best part about this brand is, it’s a home- grown brand and every product is handmade, personally, with the finest of ingredients and a lot of love.
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4. LIP GLOSS FROM KRONOKARE
The lips’ envy is real whenever I see Angelina Jolie’s. Someone once told me that ‘If you define your eyes and lips properly, you are a goddess’. That’s what I have been following religiously. This is another lip gloss from ‘KRONOKARE’ which I have loved using. The peppermint flavour leaves a refreshing feeling to the lips and yes, this is all I need- feel fresh. The shea butter and sunflower content helps restore the tired tissues. This also helps keep the lips cool until the next KISS ( 😉 ).
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5. LIPSTICK FROM SOULTREE
SoulTree is a well known brand which makes ‘Organic Ayurvedic Cosmetics’ from the finest of ingredients. My usual regime of wearing a natural lip guard before applying lipstick could be checked here as ‘SOULTREE’ is a ‘NATURAL’ brand itself which I could rely on, with my eyes closed. Well. Now, you know, there is a difference between a brand calling itself ‘natural’ and a brand being a ‘natural’. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed! And the powerfully vibrant color glides on smoothly and stays put.
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* CREDITS *
All the pictures are taken without wearing any make up, except for the lipstick from the Beauty Box, for the one above.
Website of ‘MY ENVY BOX’: HERE
Instagram Handle of ‘MY ENVY BOX’: @myenvybox_india
Photography Courtesy: The talented Arjun Shaw of Picsplot. Check out his blog HERE and his instagram handle is: @kratostrevenoski.
Styling, Concept & Post Production: Yours truly. My instagram handle is: @shivani.boruah.
So, my blogging, at first, was limited to fashion, but now with this collaboration, I stretch my wings towards beauty- product reviews as well. All I want to say is, always make room for new things, new experiences and life will just be a mere VACATION! Let it surprise you and never stop believing in yourself!
~ Stylishly Yours,
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