Beauty

Himalaya Herbals Lip Care Range

April 4, 2016
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Lip care is on top of every girl’s mind and it is incomplete without a decent lip balm. Not to mention the role of a lip balm when it teams up with Kajal to give us that minimal look we all are always vying for! I keep no inhibitions in admitting that chapped lips make me really uncomfortable. Moreover, it keeps me distracted from whatever I am supposed to be doing. Being an admirer of non-artificial stuff, I always seek 100% natural products. However, most of the brands available in market use petroleum and silicone substances and contain preservatives. My aunt understood the issues I had and suggested me to try Himalaya Herbals Lip Care range. A combination of safety and satisfaction in a product was hard to find until I laid my hands on Himalaya’s herbal range of lip balms. I find it convenient and easy to trust a brand like Himalaya that has not only been in business for more than seven decades but also guarantees the goodness of Ayurveda owing to their commitment to herbal tradition. They made strides in products of personal care and wellness in 1999 and have ever since offered us the fruits of their constant. This time Himalaya has come up with a luxurious and glamorous range of lip balms which is sure to appeal to the youth. The Natural Soft Vanilla Lip Care is a luxurious lip balm which helps us combat dryness and further softens the lips. It has an anti-inflammatory characteristic which heals chapped and damaged lips. There is Rich Cocoa Butter Lip Care that will not only give extra protection but also make the lips naturally glossy. It shields the sensitive skin from environmental damage by repairing, healing and moisturising the lips. What you get in the end are soft and supple lips! On the other hand, the peach …

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The Body Shop Black Musk EDP Review

March 1, 2016
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The Body Shop Black Musk might sound like a super dark concussion of ingredients that might be a little too powerful for a woman’s application but it is actually a balanced blend of fruity and sweet ingredients. This fragrance is not at all dark, but has a powerful spirit that definitely stands out amongst the array of musk based EDPs that are available in the market. The newest fragrance addition to The Body Shop’s huge range of fragrances is the ‘Black Musk’ range that comes in perfume, EDT and EDP formula. When I first lay my hands on this bottle of goth, I was prepared to whiff overpowering tones of musk with faint hints of vanilla. But to my surprise, the formula is a pleasing balance of black vanilla with hints of musk with the sweet notes of a pear. Prolly this is the reason why it has been introduced as being ‘naughty & nice’ as it tends to blend in the powerful base notes with feminine top notes. The Packaging Honestly, I am quite happy with its packaging. Especially the EDP, that comes in a compact black bottle which is light, strong and easy to apply. The entire black with violet colour scheme of the packaging stands out amongst other delicately packed fragrance bottles by The Body Shop. It is definitely travel friendly and fits in even in my hand bag without the fear of spoiling the contents upon uncapping. The Usage I spray the EDP behind my ears and on my front neckline. The fragrance lasts for a good 4-5 hours with all the notes settling in within a span of 30-40 minutes. About the Black Musk Range Become brazenly seduced by the dual scent persona of Black Musk Fragrance. The Body Shop’s Black Musk Fragrance is the darkest and …

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Faces Canada Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon

February 14, 2016
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First things first. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY everyone! Hope you are all having a fabulous time and for those who are looking forward to an amazing night out with the loved ones, here’s something that might come in handy. I still remember my early 20s, when I was newly introduced to the world of ‘lipsticks’. Any kind of lipstain for me meant *grown up* and I usually stayed way away from applying any kind of lippie for a random occasion. But when I started blogging and attending events, I did realise that a lipstick is kind of a necessity which comes in the basic category of doing make up. Although I did struggle a bit, getting used to the art of applying lipsticks; the confusion didn’t end at that. The biggest questions of all was ‘What shade to apply on your lips?’. Oh! And not to forget the variety of applicators and textures available in the market. So the whole process is not just limited to swiping a rich shade on the lips, but also about the consistency of the shade and how long will it last on your lips. Now it’s been more than 3 years of my experimentation with the lip colours. The struggle has been real. Of course with the given variety, but my bigger concern was finding the shades that will compliment any skin tone (screaming out Indian brown colour, out loud). Now a couple of months back, I visited Faces Canada’s Saket store, to try out some of their latest beauty additions. Faces Canada is one of those brands who do improvise on their colour palette, based on regions and requirements of a particular skin shade. So I have definitely felt confident applying shades from their lips range. One of their latest ranges consisted of Matte …

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Ready Face With Clean And Clear

February 8, 2016
Ready Face With Clean And Clear

Dusky or Fair? Just Smile with your “Ready Face” Life is beautiful. Life is tough. And it is the toughest in the teenage years because then we do not know how to deal with it. Even as adults we do not. Yet in teenage i.e., this transitory phase from childhood to adulthood, we face some kind of issues which are unique only to this age. Like those related to our self perception, our identity, the societal norms and how we deal with them. In this post, we grapple with the idea of choosing between chasing a fair skin, or a ‘Clean and Clear’ natural skin irrespective of the skin shade. Here starts a journey to uncover our ‘Ready Face‘! “How do I look”, we often ask one another without realising how demeaning that phrase is. I am not against looking good. Of course wearing an over sized furry jacket must be avoided on a sunny afternoon! I am more concerned about discarding any issues with one’s own skin! I dream of a face that oozes with confidence, without having to care about what others think. My #ReadyFace is free from the pressure of society’s expectations. A #ReadyFace is jubilant and optimistic to face all kinds of challenges that life has to offer. As a product of our society, people of all ages, seem to be misguided about the idea of true beauty. Many still believe in the ridiculous idea that only fair is lovely! It is evident in matrimonial ads where people are claiming to have a fair skin tone, or demanding the same. It is palpable when at a family function an elderly relative comes to you and congratulates, with great satisfaction, that you look fairer today. And also, when elders advise children not to have tea and coffee …

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The Body Shop New Year’s Giveaway

December 23, 2015
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Well, I’m pretty sure your attention has been caught by the title of this article. Who doesn’t like receiving gifts, right? And if the gift happens to be from an abode of beauty + fragrance, like The Body Shop, things just can’t get any merrier than that! But before you all scroll down to participate in the giveaway, their are two major things that I’d like to share with y’all. The Body Shop Holiday Gift Boxes Like each year, The Body Shop, always gives us a reason to indulge in some pampering therapy during the holiday season. This time too, they have come up with pretty packaging and various gifting options to suit every pocket. For those who are looking at gifting an entire range of bath and body products to their loved ones, The Body Shop has introduced Deluxe Gifting Sets. And for those who are planning on gifting everyone something, they have come up with Mini Gifting Sets that are pocket friendly and offer variants in travel friendly sizes. I happen to have received their Frosted Cranberry Mini Gift Set, which is from their limited edition range. Each mini set consists of 1 Cranberry Body Butter, 1 Cranberry Body Wash and a Cranberry Lily (Loofah). The gift set came just in time when I was leaving for a destination wedding and so I ended up taking this travel friendly pack along. The Cranberry Body Butter smells divine and will definitely be a hit for those who like fruity fragrances. The consistency of the body butter is creamy, which makes it apt to use during the winter season. Although not dense like Vanilla or Shea, Cranberry Body Butter is ideal for usage in warm to cool climatic conditions. My usage: I usually apply it after a bath in the morning and …

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The Trunk Label Ft. FACES Party Kit

December 3, 2015
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The Trunk Label in association with FACES Canada has come up with a set of Limited Edition makeup and accessories kits, that have been designed for various occasions and colour palettes. This unique combination of makeup and accessory essentials is definitely a win win situation for those who are looking at a complete party solution! Like I mentioned earlier, each kit has been designed keeping in mind a certain theme and colour palette, with makeup products that will be apt to add on some colours and glamour to a basic makeup routine. The best part about this kit is that it is travel friendly and you just need your basic foundation, concealer and moisturiser to go about putting forward an addictive look! Oh! Did I mention that these kits have been curated by none other than but Bipasha Basu, herself? IT KIT 5 TRENDS in 5 ESSENTIAL KITS The 5 types of kits that have been curated by Bipasha are Scarlet Siren, Floral Darling, Pop Princess, Glam Goddess and Azure Mermaid IT Kits. Based on my skin colour and my everlasting love for gold glamour, I opted for their GLAM GODDESS It Kit. This kit consists of 4 makeup essentials along with 1 statement coins necklace from The Trunk Label. The total cost of the original merchandise is worth INR 3,220/- , but the kit costs only INR 2,500. FACES Glam On Colour Perfect Lipstick Shade – Bare Again Rich, vibrant and long stay colours, enriched with the goodness of Vitamin E. The shade stays put for a longer time and doesn’t melt down even in high temperatures. ORIGINAL PRICE – Rs. 549 FACES Glam On Perfect Blush Shade – Gold Dust High quality pigments with a smooth texture and stronger impression in just 2 strokes. The blush is perfect …

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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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The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Range

October 27, 2015
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Although the summer season is upon a downhill, their is absolutely no reason why not to celebrate the summer spirit still. And what a better way to celebrate the warmth with some freshly pressed Mojito drink, eh? The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Range too celebrates the rastafari spirit of the warm season. We have all used skincare ranges that are based on fruity fragrances. The Body Shop too is known for its array of fruity skincare products that are a hot favourite throughout the year long. This year though, The Body Shop has taken food-fragrance inspiration to a whole new level, by introducing a mocktail based skincare range. Named after the famous drink ‘Virgin Mojito’, the range is based on key notes of lemon and mint. The range consists of 5 skincare products. Scrub up! Invigorate tired skin with a blast of our zesty, refreshing Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Scrub. Prepares skin for moisture Lifts away dead skin cells Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint INR 1295/- for 250ml   Lather up skin with our invigorating Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Shower Gel to leave it feeling clean and refreshed. Soap-free, lather rich formula Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint Made with Community Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar from Paraguay INR 425 for 250ml   Scoop up our lightest, refreshing Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Sorbet to quench your skin with moisture. Our crisp sorbet texture instantly melts into skin for a frosty burst of fresh moisture. Up to 24-hr hydration Light and fast absorbing Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint INR 795/- for 250ml   Smooth on fresh hydration with our Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Butter, refreshingly fragranced with a twist of …

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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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