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What To Expect From Gillette Venus Razor?

November 17, 2015
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After spending an entire month (and a few extra days) trying out Gillette Venus for a smooth hair-free skin, I can confidently say that it’s been a smoother ride ever since! I haven’t touched the sticky wax neither have booked an appointment to get waxed ever since. For all those who have been following my blog, I have already shared a detailed blog post on my Experience of #SubscribeToSmooth challenge.  But then their are certain things that I wanted to point out when you plan on switching or at least trying Razor over your regular waxing experience. Razors For Beginners 1. Always invest in a razor which is meant for a woman’s skin. NEVER ever purchase a man’s razor, because it’s cheap. The man’s razor is harder in built and can leave bruises and cuts if used on your delicate skin. 2. It is always advisable to invest in a re-usable razor, which comes with detachable razor blades. But if you are first time user and would just like to give it a try, try out Gillette Venus’s disposable ones. 3. Don’t forget to purchase a shaving cream while you’re at it. It not only gives you an easier shaving experience, but it also leaves your skin feeling nourished and not ripped off its natural moisture post razor ritual. 4. Keep a towel to wipe your skin out post razor ritual. 5. Always use luke warm water to cleanse the skin afterwards. Harsh hot & cold water can damage the skin, since it takes a few minutes for it to close down its pores and come back to its natural shape. 6. DO NOT use your razor with anyone else. It is a matter of personal hygiene that can definitely not be taken lightly. About GILLETTE, the Brand I have …

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Gillette Venus Razor Experience (Verdict)

November 5, 2015
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Their is often a debate on whether one should use razor for unwanted hair removal or opt for a professional waxing technique. Many people also debate on the fact that hair removal is not necessary and that everyone should embrace their natural instinct. Well, I fall in the category who believes in maintaining a smooth and silky skin rather than matching hairlines with men (tee hee!). But if we purely focuse on the procedure of unwanted hair removal, then I can definitely vouch for using razors over waxing for a better hairless day! If you’ve been following earlier feeds on my experience with Gillette Venus Razor, you’l remember that I took up their #SusbscribeToSmooth challenge and swore to use razor technique for a month instead of the regular waxing rituals. Having been a switcher between razors and waxing procedures in the past, I was pretty well acquainted with both the forms and somewhat knew that the myths around using razors are mere false claims and nothing else. However, since Gillette offers a complete hair removal solution, with skin moisturising benefits, the adaptation to this Venus Gillette experience was different and much better than its counterparts. Why should one use razors? One of the major reasons why I find razors convenient over waxing is its time usage. While waxing takes at least an hour or so to fix up an appointment and get the procedure done, razors easily remove unwanted hair in less than 10 minutes time (depending on your usage experience and convenience). Also, while waxing can mostly be taken in parlours only (god forbid the stickiness and unhygienic experience) situation I’ve fallen into while trying to wax at home, razors are portable and can be used anywhere; in a jiffy. If we talk about the waxing tools (eg. spatula) …

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New Livon Serum #PrettyGirlSwag Contest

October 24, 2015
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I remember the days when managing long hair was a big task. Either keep it detangled with loads of coconut oil, or braid it the moment it dries out of shampoo. The very idea of leaving dry hair open was dreadful, remembering all the tough times that I had to go through; detangling my tresses and losing on many strands of it during the process. And then Livon Serum happened! Still remember the time when Livon was newly introduced to our troubled hair-lives and everyone could be seen talking about it. After hearing a lot about it from my cousins, I too got my hands on Livon and woah! My hair felt less distressed and suddenly I could act like those Bollywood divas, letting my hair flow in the flow of the breeze. Ever since then, I have become an ardent fan of Livon and have been using it (currently, the Moroccan oil serum) regularly to detangle my long tresses. With years passing by and the conditions of metropolitan cities that we live in, Livon too has seen evolvement; nurturing the current hair-care necessities. After their successful launch of Livon Moroccan Silk Serum, the brand has introduced yet another product, that stands distinct from the entire range. What’s new about the New Livon Serum? Livon has changed! It’s now the next gen Livon Serum with a new, ultra lightweight formulation. Designed for today’s women who do not believe in compromising on either hair beauty or hair health, this product gives you fabulous looking hair while protecting it from damage. Leading this change is Livon’s first brand ambassador, none other than the Queen of Bollywood and youth style icon, Kangna Ranaut. Have you seen the TVC yet? I am so kicked about the New Livon Serum and just can’t wait to review …

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Gillette Venus Myth Busted Vol. 2

October 20, 2015
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It’s been almost 3 weeks since I have started using Gillette Venus Razor. So far, so good. Why you ask? Well, because of the crazy deadlines and almost no time to invest in a salon day, this razor has become my saviour for hairless skin. Now with the festive season all lined up for the rest of month, it is becoming more and more difficult to take out some pampering time. And with the last league of summer slowly diminishing into a Fall fever, this is my last chance to wear sleeveless silhouettes before the time to ‘cover it all’ dives in. Coming back to my experience with razor, especially Gillette Venus Razor in particular, the method has not only become very convenient for me to work with (thanks to its sensitive skin friendly make) but the usage has helped me burst many myths that usually surround this particular hygiene product. Myth : Razor Changes Skin and Hair Colour. Busted: This bizarre myth about the usage of razor and discolouration/change in colour of skin and hair has no scientific base at all. Razor, in anyway, does not effect the wellness of the skin and nor does it tweak the colour of the unwanted hair in any way. Their might be some chemical reactions if someone uses the local hair removal creams, but the same cannot be associated with Gillette Venus Razor, or any kind of razor for that matter. Experience I have now adapted The Gillette Satin Care shaving gel to my hair removal procedure. It is always advisable to use the steps of products of the same range of a brand, rather than mix-matching products depending on the likeability. Reason being that each product is chemically complimentary towards the other product, which results in achieving the best the range can …

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Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil

October 1, 2015
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Want to know my little hair care secret? Read on about Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil! Although I have long tresses, managing them is a complex task. To add on to the dilemma we have hair problems like dandruff, split ends and hair fall that damage the tamed hair further. Although, mostly hair problems are associated with some kind of deficiency, but it also comes down to how you treat your hair that matters the most. I remember a friend of mine who used to wash her hair daily with harsh shampoo bases, just to get rid of her itchy dandruff scalp. Certainly the dryness worsened the condition and she had to undertake dermatological treatment to cure the damage. How many of you are prone to the problem of split ends? The problem might seem meager, given that it only splits your hair strand’s tip into multiples; but do you know that it actually delays and in some cases completely stops the hair growth? My grandmother always suggests me to oil my hair at least once every week, to keep such problems away. From the organic Argan hair oils to an array of chemically advanced hair oils, our commercial market has an intense range of hair oils to offer. But here too, my grandmother tends to know what’s best for our hair! The goodness of coconut oil! Hair oil is incomplete if it doesn’t have the goodness of the coconut oil. I still remember my childhood days when my grandmom used to insist oiling my hair with nothing else but the coconut oil. Her efforts indeed turned out to be a blessing, thanks to her, my hair is now long and strong. (Now you know the secret to my long tresses.) Vatika Enriched Coconut Oil is an age old …

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Myths Ft. Gillette Venus #SubscribeToSmooth

September 28, 2015
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This article is about promoting razor as a convenient, hygienic and time-friendly way of removing unwanted hair. #SubscribeToSmooth campaign by Gillette Venus. It is truly said that you really shouldn’t judge something without at least giving it one try. Having been fed myths about skin razors and how this hair removal system can be harmful for both the skin and hair; I was a bit sceptic to try out the method in person. When I started using razors a couple of years back, I won’t deny the fact that some razors did end up giving me flaky skin and bruises that could have been avoided easy peasy otherwise. Having said that, I was still eager to try out Gillette Venus Razor for women and experience what it claims to be. Now, let me remind you, that Gillette Venus Razor for women is very different from the type of razors men usually use and has been uniquely designed keeping in mind the sensitive nature of a woman’s skin. Each Gillette Venus Razor comes with the following factors: Three blade system to provide finer razor experience in just 1-2 applications. Blades are sealed inside a protective cushion, allowing safer shaving experience. Curvy design of the razor blades makes shaving sensitive areas easier. Each razor head comes with an Aloe Vera + Vitamin E strip that only nourishes the skin, but also acts as an indicator. When you see that the strip has diminished it means that the razor blade needs replacement. The razor blade is disposable and can be replaced with another head, without having to buy an entire new razor handle every time. Now that we all know the exclusivity of Gillette Razors for women, it is time to bust a major myth that revolves around razor over waxing. Myth– Razors …

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#SubscribeToSmooth Gillette Venus Challenge

August 26, 2015
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Do you opt for waxing as your hair removal technique, or slide on a razor to get the job done in a quickie? Well, this method of removal of unwanted hair has been up as a debate for a long long time. While some vouch by the smooth and long-term experience of waxing, others swear by the easy & pain-less razor method for hair removal. I myself have been questioning the credibility of razor as hair removal for a long long time. It’s not only a pain-less way of removing hair, but is also cheaper and quicker method of doing it. Remember those constant trips to your local salon for a painful half-hour of waxing agony? Sure, the method provides a long-term freedom from unwanted hair and often removes dead skin; but boy the pain and time it consumes is just too much to take! And in today’s fast pace of life, you can’t really pack up a mobile waxing kit and try stripping the waxed patches while you’re on the go. What if you have a surprise date post work and you’re suppose to wear a midi dress, but have prickly hair growth on your legs? Of course the trip to the parlour is just not feasible. Which is when the mighty razor comes in handy. Even with the goodness of a razor’s feasibility comes in many claims that might make you think twice before shaving. Razored hair becomes thicker, razor harms the skin, etc. – their are plenty of notions around razor that are actually not true in the light, but yet get pointed out at, every time the word ‘razor for women’ gets called out! The team of Gillette Venus invited media and bloggers to have an open interaction about the same. Their expert panel of Aesthetic Physician Dr. …

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Innisfree Eco Handkerchief Campaign + Contest

June 5, 2015
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Because our nature too needs equal pampering as we please our own selves. The beauty brands nowadays promote organic products and add on to saying that preserve mother nature, but do they really mean it? Putting on organic make up is absolutely pleasing, but what happens when you try to remove it? Loads of toxic cleansers and ample amount of water usage. Does that really count in as a ‘eco-friendly’ initiative? I assume, not! The internationally renowed Korean beauty brand, Innisfree, has thought beyond by introducing some genius eco-friendly campaigns that truly add on the organic approach of skin-care and beautification. One such initiative by Innisfree is their ‘Eco Handkerchief Campaign‘ that is apt for the summer season.   Green is the new buzz word. Reduce, reuse, recycle is a phrase that is being emphasized today. Whether sustainability has always been part of their corporate DNA or not, brands are trying to demonstrate to consumers that they are ecologically conscious. More and more beauty brands are taking a healthier, more eco-focused approach to not only their products, but also their manufacturing. Spearheading this sensibility, is premium South Korean beauty & wellness brand Innisfree. Innisfree is dedicated to finding the purest natural ingredients and harnessing their virtues within the eco-friendly containers innovated through nature conscious research & development. Sharing the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature. Innisfree has initiated a unique culture, that of green awareness where consumers can actively take part in. Keeping in tandem with this, Innisfree has made efforts to preserve nature since 2000 and this endeavour continues even today through a series of Green initiatives. Please find below Innisfree’s corporate social responsibility initiatives namely, Eco-handkerchief & Empty Bottle Recycling …

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Olique Hair Care Products : Review

March 31, 2015
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Hair styles are one thing and hair-care is another. You might find hair-styling a crucial affair but what really triggers the panic-button is unhealthy hair mess. Protection from heat, dust, pollution and other internal damage notions is of vital importance. One of the major issues that most of us face is the problem of ‘Dandruff’. What is Dandruff? ‘Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. As skin cells die, a small amount of flaking is normal; about 487,000 cells/cm2 get released normally after detergent treatment.’ says Wikipedia. No matter how many shampoo brands claim to cure dandruff, the truth is far from what it seems to be. Shampoos naturally contain some amount of detergent that helps clean the scalp completely, hence triggering dandruff. And even if one of them manages to eliminate dandruff, it is not permanent; since dandruff has the tendency to recur with time. I for instance have a combination scalp with most of my scalp being oily with a dry crown area. The dryness being so, that my crown tends to release flakes of dandruff within 24 hours of washing my hair. Having tried numerous dermatological and commercial products till now, nothing has actually cured my dandruff completely. Not only that, but the cleaning process of these products also ended up leaving my scalp super dry and flaky. In this world of fast pace, we crave for instant results for almost everything. Most of these products tend to try and achieve the instant effect phenomena. But the truth is, nothing worthy in this world can be achieved instantly. The same goes for taking care of your hair. Olique Hair Care Products don’t claim to clean your scalp of dandruff instantly, but their scientific research does promise professional performance with excellent results over time. …

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#TeamBoldEyes Wins The Body Shop India #MyDiwaliLook Contest

October 24, 2014
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‘Happy Dance’. When The Body Shop India invited me as a captain of their #TeamBoldEyes for some #Diwali fun campaign, I had no clue that it was going to be so much fun. Twitter was buzzing and the  notifications on my phone were off the hook. Such a warm and splendid participation by the lovely #Desi divas across India!  Check out some of the highlights that made this campaign nothing less than a #Patakha moment for all of us. I had great fun leading the #TeamBoldEyes and absolutely loved the enthusiasm of all the participants.  Thank you so much for those who participated.  For more such amazing contests and updates, follow The Body Shop India : Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow Me Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Pinterest 

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