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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Unboxed: June My Envy Box

A bright blue box arrived at my work desk and my Monday blues were surely gone! My Envy Box June edition came with products that are all winners for me. Let's dive in and see what all we have inside!

Unboxed: June My Envy Box

The luxury beauty box can be purchased online for Rs 850 per month. You can visit myenvybox.com and register for your montly subscription or longer subscriptions which actually give you a lower cost per month.

So what came inside the box - a total of 6 products worth a total of Rs 2850
There are products from Vetro, essence cosmetics, Votre, a perfume vial and 2 sachets from Forest Essentials. 

Let's first quickly talk about the sample sized products before we move onto the larger full sized ones. 
The box came with two sachets (one each) of a day cream and a night cream targeted for teenage skin. Forest Essentials products are usually good so even though I'm not a teenager I'll give these a try just to see the texture of the products. These two sachets have product worth over Rs 250 each!
Next I'll talk about the perfume vial - this is something I always look forward to in My Envy Box. This time my box contains a sample of Dahlia Divin from Givenchy. This is a floral perfume with a woody undertone. The full size of this product costs Rs 7450 for 75ml (the vial turns out to be around Rs 200!)

Forest essentials, essence, Votre, Givenchy, Vetro
Unboxed: June My Envy Box

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil - Review, Price, Swatches


Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil - Review, Price, Swatches
Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil - Review, Price, Swatches

Define, shape and sculpt your brows for that prefect fashion brow with Maybelline's new range of products specially created for the eyebrows. There are three products that have been launched and I am reviewing the Fashion Brow Cream eye pencil from this range.

The eyebrow pencil is a regular pencil that needs sharpening. It comes with a clear plastic lid and the shade of the pencil is marked on the end of the pencil.

Price: Rs 175

Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil - Review, Price, Swatches

Monday, May 29, 2017

FACES Ultime Pro Supreme Gel Eyeliner - Review, Swatch, Price

There are black liners and then there is the FACES Ultime Pro Supreme Gel Eyeliner - from packaging to product, FACES has impressed me completely with this little makeup marvel!

FACES Ultime Pro Supreme Gel Eyeliner - Review, Swatch, Price
FACES Ultime Pro Supreme Gel Eyeliner - Review, Swatch, Price


 FACES Ultime Pro Supreme Gel Eyeliner allows you to line your eyes with the precision of a liquid liner, the intensity and ease of a gel eyeliner, and longevity of a wonder horse. I have had many long stay formulas glide right off my eyelids without my knowing, so when this worked, I was surely impressed.

Price: Rs 649 [available for Rs 519 HERE]

FACES Ultime Pro Supreme Gel Eyeliner - Review, Swatch, Price
FACES Ultime Pro Supreme Gel Eyeliner - Review, Swatch, Price
The texture of the Supreme Gel Eyeliner is smooth and creamy making it easy to apply. It settles down to a jet black matte finish that is water and sweat proof so you can welcome the monsoons without fear (although monsoons really are no where in sight at the moment, sigh!)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Oriflame The ONE Lip Sensation Vinyl Gel Lipsticks - Review, Swatches, Price

Recently launched, Oriflame The ONE Lip Sensation Vinyl Gel lipsticks are making waves in the world of makeup. Oriflame claims that these lipsticks are going to "knock your socks off"

Oriflame The ONE Vinyl Gel Lipsticks
Oriflame The ONE Lip Sensation Vinyl Gel Lipsticks - Review, Swatches, Price
The ONE Lip Sensation Vinyl Gel is a liquid lipstick that comes in a tube form with a doe tip applicator just like any other liquid lipstick. However it packs in a win-win combination of the texture of a fluid with a plexigloss finish. Its a high gloss formula with extreme shine that is opaque!

Oriflame The ONE Lip Sensation Vinyl Gel Lipsticks
Oriflame The ONE Lip Sensation Vinyl Gel Lipsticks

The lipsticks come in a see through tube so that you can see the color of the product. You can press the applicator against the lips to apply a thin coat or lather on a thicker coat for higher opacity. You can also layer on thin coats to achieve the true color intensity.

The lipstick is moisturizing and feels light weight and smooth on the lips.

The Vinyl Gel lipsticks have a great wear time, much better than any gloss and comparable to matte liquid lipsticks. With a light meal or cup of tea the gloss will fade away but the color remains intact on the lips. The darker shades actually remain on the lips almost like a tint throughout the day. I tested this from afternoon till dinner including two meals and a tea break. The darker shades remained till dinner which was really impressive.

Price: Rs 699 [ currently available for Rs 499 HERE ]

There are 7 shades in this range which are Tangerine Tango, Hot Flamingo, Magnetic Magenta, Purple Rumba, Malibu Blush, Sunset Burst and Pink Mambo.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Blog Sale Part 2

Blog Sale Rules


  1. All the products shown below are either brand new or used 2-3 times
  2. Sale is open to people with a valid Indian address
  3. Sale will be on first-come first-serve basis
  4. Please comment below with the product you are interested in and drop a mail to ourexternalworld@gmail.com with the SUBJECT: BLOG SALE
  5. Payment must be made within 24 hours (PAYTM and NEFT both are accepted - also accept amazon/flipkart egift voucher)
  6. If the first buyer doesn’t make a payment product will go to the second bidder.
  7. Shipping is Rs 100 depending on location - for anywhere in India (in case of any change buyer will be notified upon product confirmation)
  8. Tracking Details will be provided, and no claim for any loss or damage during the transit will be entertained.
  9. Once payment is received, product will be shipped within 1-2 days.
  10. Pictures show the true product state, you can check swatches on the blog where available or google online.
  11. Products will be sanitized before dispatch

L'Oreal True Reds (Rs 100 each - each used 2-3 times)

Brick, Scarleto, Garnet, Fire, Vermeil
Brick, Scarleto, Garnet, Fire, Vermeil

Maybelline (Rs 75 each)
Maybelline REB05
Maybelline REB05 (orange)

Maybelline REB02
Maybelline REB02 (pink)

Organic Harvest After Sun Gel Creme - Review, Swatches

Organic Harvest After Sun Gel Creme is an interesting product. Its a creme that is supposed to be used after sun exposure instead of before. 

Organic Harvest After Sun Gel Creme - Review, Swatches
Organic Harvest After Sun Gel Creme - Review, Swatches


First let's talk about the packaging. The After Sun Gel Creme comes in a small glass bottle with a pump head. The bottle is housed in a cardboard container with details about the product mentioned on the sides. 

The pump locks itself when turned anti-clockwise - this is great as the product doesn't slip if you carry it with you through the day. 


An After Sun gel creme is basically intended to reverse the effects of Sun post exposure. Unlike a sunblock that is used before you step out in the Sun, this cream by Organic Harvest is to be used after sun exposure. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Unboxing: My Envy Box - Sip Of Summer - May 2017

Talk about summers and you will surely talk about summer fruits. My Envy Box this month came in a pretty box with one of my favorite summer fruits printed on it - I'm talking about watermelons!

my Envy Box - May 2017
Sip Of Summer - My Envy Box - May 2017

This month's box is packed with beauty and skincare products worth over Rs 2100. 

If you are unfamiliar about My Envy Box - it's a beauty box subscription which costs Rs 850 per month. If you subscribe for 3 months you get an extra product worth Rs 500 by using the code 'MAY3'. Head over to there website to see the details and subscribe HERE.

Coming back to the contents of this months box. There are a few full sized products and a few sachet samples this month.

Starting from left to right:

1. L'Occitane Creme Mains Dry Skin Hand Cream [Rs 96 for 3ml - full size price Rs 720 for 30ml] 
This is going to be used up fast as the summer sun is drying out my hands like mad. I wish it was in a tube so that I could reuse. 

2. Omorfee Be Exotic Mellow Drizzle Toner [ Rs 32 for 4 ml - full size price Rs  799 for 100 ml]
I've used Omorfee products before. The box contains two vials of 4ml each. This toner is meant to enhance your skin with the goodness of Sour Honey and Rose essence. The samples are good for travel.

Giveaway Time!!!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all are following us on instagram because we're having a lipstick party!!!! Yes, its true, we are giving away one lucky winner the entire set of Oriflame TheOne Lip Sensation Lip Vinyls



If you haven't yet entered the giveaway head over to instagram.com/OurExternalWorld
Find the above pic to read the rules and enter.

The giveaway closes on 21st of May and you can enter once every day to increase your chances!
Hurry up, these lipsticks are must haves as I'll soon reveal in the full review post.

Good Luck!


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Saturday, April 22, 2017

AGEsmart Facial At F Salon, Rajouri Garden


AGEsmart Facial At F Salon, Rajouri Garden

F Salon is situated in Vishal Enclave, Rajouri Garden. The place happens to be very close to home and I took my mom for trying out their AGESmart facial.


About F Salon
F Salon provides a wide array of beauty and style packages. They offer services that cater to your skin, hair, and nails. The main services they boast about are their Majirel hair color, stylish hair cuts, and facials to give your skin a new look.

The salon is nicely spaced out with different areas for different services. They keep offering you bottled water and tea. The products used in all categories are of good brands.


AGEsmart Facial At F Salon, Rajouri Garden
AGEsmart Facial At F Salon, Rajouri Garden

AGESmart Facial

I was invited to try out their AGESmart facial but since this caters to mature skin I took my mom to try it out. The facial was done in a separate room where my mom was first given a robe to change into. Her hair was nicely tied back and she was asked to relax as the facial began. A number of products were used beginning with a facial cleanup. This was followed by a scrub, facial massage and finally the face pack. This whole procedure took around 60 minutes. After the facial my mom looked very relaxed and she was quite happy with the service.

Friday, April 21, 2017

TBC by Nature - Frosted White Power Magic Peeling Gel Scrub - Review, Swatches

Summers are a time we cherish for the long hours in the pool, for the cool lollies we relish and for the mango shakes that make the day worth living. But, summers are also synonymous with skin concerns like tanning, damage to skin cells from dust and pollution, and oil clogged pores from all the sweating if you are headed out!

Exfoliation is very important in summers to remove all the dead skin cells so that you always look your best. Attempting to answer our summer skin concerns TBC has launched a new Signature Series of products. I tried out their Frosted White Power Magic Peeling Gel Scrub that claims to remove impurities from your skin instantly.

TBC by Nature - Frosted White Power Magic Peeling Gel Scrub - Review, Swatches
TBC by Nature - Frosted White Power Magic Peeling Gel Scrub - Review, Swatches

Power Magic Peeling Gel Scrub comes in a tube form with a flip cap. It is an alcohol free product. The term 'magic' is used because the scrub is actually in a gel form that visibly rolls over your skin to life off dead skin cells as you massage it onto your skin.

The main ingredients of Pineapple, Keratinase, and Pomegranate help replenish the skin. They help peel the dead skin layer to reveal a fresher complexion without causing any irritation or drying of the skin. The gel lifts of dirt and impurities to decongest clogged pores.

TBC by Nature - Frosted White Power Magic Peeling Gel Scrub - Review, Swatches
TBC by Nature - Frosted White Power Magic Peeling Gel Scrub - Review, Swatches 

Price: Rs. 350 for 100g [you can find TBC products online here]

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