Ximiso Nepal : Beauty products haul & first impressions

Hey beautiful people! Today’s blog post is going to be a product review on a bunch of Ximiso products which I picked up like few weeks back from Ximiso Nepal, Durbarmarg outlet.




XIMISO (XIMIVOGUE) is a Korea-based designer brand that is a fast fashion department franchised store. If you have been to Miniso Nepal then this place would look a lot familiar to you. Everything looks so cute, pretty and similar to Miniso products!

I quickly scanned the products displayed – bags, soft toys, kitchen stuff, gifting items, beauty products… and like always I was hooked at their beauty department. 😀 Let me show you guys the items I purchased from Ximiso Nepal.





Product # 1 

Ximiso Eyebrow Pencil- I picked up this eyebrow pencil in the shade brown from Ximiso beauty counter for 650 Rs something. (I’ll cross check and update soon). The reason it blew my mind was the functionality of the eyebrow pencil. It has eyebrow pencil, eyebrow powder, and mascara all in one stick! Pretty happy with this one. I know 650 is a little too much to spend on just a brow pencil , but this one will not disappoint you 🙂

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ximi’s style eyebrow pencil

ximi's style eyebrow pencil

ximi’s style eyebrow pencil

 

Product # 2

Ximivogue Peter rabbit staining lip gloss 01

Taking about this lip stain, I’d say that it just has a cool packaging. There was only two shades available in this product. This one is a pinkish red, and the other one was in orangish red. When applied, the lip stain feels sticky for a few minutes. It has a light scent which fades gradually. Things that I didn’t like about this lip stain is that it didn’t have any ingredients mentioned at the back of the product. It tasted like sugar syrup and it looks awful on dry or cracked lips.




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Ximivogue Peter rabbit staining lip gloss 01

Product # 3

Ximiso Nail polish remover- This one again, I picked up because of its cute packaging, but it does its work. It comes with thin cotton pads soaked in nail polish remover liquid inside. Perfect for travel and to store. The container seals perfectly airtight, so there is no fear of the product to dry out.




Ximiso Nail polish remover

Product # 4

Ximivogue Brown Eye-pencil-This eye pencil has a shimmer effect which makes the eyes pop despite the brown tone. Perfect for those who are afraid of black eye pencil, but want to have something on.




Ximivogue Brown Eye-pencil




Product # 5

Ximivogue brightening color concealer pen- Paid around 350 Rs for this concealer. Packaging wise it looks great again, and is pretty good for its price.  It functions like that of a tik tik ball pen and has a easy to apply soft brush at the tip. Fun to press, but does’t show the amount of product dispensed. So, wait for fee seconds after pressing to see the amount of product dispensed at the tip of the brush.

Ximivogue brightening color concealer pen




Product #6

Ximivogue eyeliner pen- This eyeliner comes in sharp soft sketch pen tip and gives easy application. It’s non water proof and smudges. Priced for 350 Rs.

Ximivogue eyeliner pen

Product # 7 

Ximivogue Matte Nail polish- Priced at 125 Rs , this matte nail polish is a must buy. There are various shades available to chose from.




Product # 8

Ximivogue makeup blender- 250 Rs for 2 beauty blender , this one also works pretty well.

Product # 9

Facial cleansing brush- Soft bristle and perfect for daily use, this facial brush comes for 230 Rs.

Ximiso Nepal Location – In Kathmandu, you can spot Ximiso stores in Durbar marg, Kamaladi & Civil Trade Center.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this Ximiso product review on my blog today. Ximiso products are affordable and really chic. Apart from the lip stain I liked most of the Ximiso products listed here. 🙂

Have you used any Ximiso products (preferably beauty products) ? Do let me know in the comments below. Also, if you have any recommendations or products you would want me to review feel free to drop all of that in the comment section or simply DM me on my Instagram page. I would love to get my hands on some of Ximiso best products. 😀

 




Drop your old cloths at H&M and get discount voucher

Summer End of season sale is in full swing in Bangalore, and so is the high spirit of the shoppers in town. And who doesn’t love discount voucher, especially when it’s sale season? ☺

 

A few weeks back I decided to clean up my wardrobe and get rid of clothes that I don’t wear or need anymore. I know that parting with stuffs that were once your favorite is not easy, but what if I tell you that you can get a discount voucher on giving your old clothes to H&M? Want to know more? Continue reading…

 

H&M recycle cloths discount voucher

The garment collection program at H&M is an awesome way to give your old clothes a purpose, and a wonderful initiative to control textile pollution. Yes, you can drop off any clothes and textiles from any brand, in any condition at H&M store and get a reward of 15 percent discount voucher. You can find the H&M garment collection box next to their store cash counter. If you are wondering if they H&M recycle shoes? well, I guess no. But you can give any piece of your clothes, be it a bra, socks, bed sheets or any garment. 🙂



 H&M recycle initiative
So what happens to H&M donated clothes?

They collect the boxes, and then sort the contains into three categories: · Rewear — clothing that can be worn again will be sold as second-hand clothes. · Reuse — old clothes and textiles will be turned into other products, such as cleaning cloths. · Recycle — everything else is turned into textile fibers and used for things like insulation. source

My experience –

My sister and I carried three bags full of clothes (almost new) which we don’t wear anymore. We were excited thinking about the discount voucher and also feeling good about our old cloths which will be reused. We were asked to go to the cash counter by the store lady as soon as we entered H&M. Upon waiting for round 10 minutes a store guy showed up, dumped our cloths in the H&M recycle box and handed us three vouchers.




The discount voucher is applicable for just one item purchase. So three vouchers mean we can avail these discounts for three items.





I feel H&M is doing a great job as not only are they taking old clothes of any brand, they are also rewarding the person with a discount voucher.




My only piece of advice for those who are thinking to drop their old clothes at H&M would be ‘ Give clothes that are in utter bad shape, something that you would throw in the bin. Old socks, stained t-shirts, loose pants or anything no one would wear.’ Other clothes which are in good condition you can always donate.

The whole purpose of their initiative is to in-fact stop textiles from piling up on landfills. So people, start cleaning your wardrobe and get rid of the clothes you don’t need!




What are your thoughts on H&M recycle program? Let me know in the comments below ☺

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Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner review

Do you have an oily skin with acne popping out time to time and facial pores that appear larger every morning? Well, it’s time you might want to add facial toner to your daily beauty care regime. So, what exactly a toner does? To be straight on the point, It helps in unclogging pores by removing oil and traces of dirt and grime. Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner could be your right choice if you are looking for an affordable toner for your oily and  large pores skin. 🙂



Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner review

Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner

I ordered Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner while looking for an alcohol-free toner for oily skin type online. I guess the main ingredient and the claim written on the bottle of this toner was the thing that caught my attention. Seeing pore tightening and cucumber written on the pack I instantly decided to give it a try. Before I tell you guys more about the product, lets have a quick look at some of the known benefits of cucumber for skin :- It hydrates skin, reduces skin tanning, sunburns and rashes, beneficial for firming up the skin and tightening it, soothes dark circles, puffy eyes, controls oil secretion and acne.



Moving on to Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner review… 

 

What the product claims-

This refreshing, pore tightening toner brings the complexion into perfect pH level and helps keep skin in its purest state.

Ingredients-

Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata), Dhania (coriandrum sativum), Majuphal (Quercus infectoria), Pudina (Mentha arvensis), Kheera (Cucumis sativus) Q.S




How to use Biotique pore tightening toner-

Wash your face with your favorite cleanser pat dry with a clean towel. Wet a cotton pad with toner, then swipe it over your entire face and neck. Wait for few seconds before applying any serum or moisturizer.

My experience with Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner-

I have a combination oily skin type which appears oily mostly around forehead, nose and chin area. This Biotique toner blended pretty well with my skin. My skin felt oil free and my face felt clean. I can’t really say if it drastically shrank my existing open facial pores, but it did improve my skin texture. My face seems much cleaner and I didn’t experience any breakouts post using this product. On the other side, even though the product claims to be alcohol-free, it has a strong smell of that of regular alcohol-based astringent. Cucumber is known for its oil control benefits, I won’t suggest this for people with dry or sensitive skin, as I feel it could make the skin furthermore dry out the skin. For those with oily skin, if you are looking for an affordable facial toner then you can go ahead and give this a try.




Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner price –

It is priced at 175 rs for 125 ml. You can get it for much cheaper online.

Pros of Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner-

  • Affordable
  • Easily Available
  • Preservative-free
  • Dermatologist tested for safety
  • No animal testing.

Cons of Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner-

  • Strong smell
  • Packaging is confusing. It looks like Biotique regular shampoo bottle.
  • Even though it looks like travel-friendly it’s not. It sort of leaks. If you are super careful with the product while traveling then it won’t be an issue.

 




Where to buy Biotique cucumber toner?

Availability is not an issue in cities, you can buy from the stores itself or order Biotique cucumber toner online through Biotique website or find all Biotique products on Amazon or Nykaa. I like to order Biotique products online because there is always an amazing discount going on that you can avail which is not always there in stores.

BIOTIQUE CUCUMBER PORE TIGHTENING TONER

Dry skin people please stay away from this product, while those with oily skin can still give it a try. You can use the link below to place your order via Amazon. Also, check on Nykaa, they tend to have good offers most of the time. Compare and buy where ever you get it for a better deal. 🙂 To check the price of Biotique toner price in India follow the click here button.