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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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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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Oriflame The One Color Unlimited Lip Gloss (Review)

July 10, 2015
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I absolutely love the current mood of weather. Being an ardent fan of this romantic monsoon season, I always go cray with my style regime and take to the wet streets with a broad smile! The madness of temperature fluctuation and humid-dry weather conditions always end up making my skin go crazy. And I guess it’s not just me, but most of us fall prey to sulking over sometimes dry and sometimes oily skin conditions. Am I right, or am I right? If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you’ll know that since the last few months I have taken up the art of applying lipsticks in different shades, seriously. But looking at the current condition of the weather, I am kind of restraining from get a smudged up look with a lipstick on. To make things more eventful, chapped lips and non-pigmented lip balms are making the conditions gloomier. Well, when there is a will, there is a way. Oriflame has proven this term right, by introducing so super luscious ‘The One Color Unlimited Lip Gloss’ in the market. Indeed, it is the one! Why I say so? Because this lip product is unlike your regular lip glosses and comes with 3 major benefits. It moisturizes the lips like any other lip balm. It adds sheen just like any other lip gloss. It adds the right pigmentation to your lips just like any other lipstick. Ain’t it a win win situation for the current situation? My experience   The packaging is light, sleek and comes with an easy to apply applicator. Applicator is soft on the lips and its make helps in preventing excess usage. I reviewed the plum shade that absolutely matched my skin tone. The longevity of the product depends on what you do post application. …

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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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‘Extra Lasting’ Beauty – AVON

March 7, 2015
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“Don’t know why girls take so much to get ready. What’s with all the time simply to look make-up perfect, eh?” – The boys Only if they knew the amount of efforts it takes to get that make-up right! Of course, not talking about the thick layers of foundations and rouge that some women put on in the name of looking ‘fair & blushy’. But let’s all face it, the task is not only to look pretty but also the effort to look the same 9 to 5; if not after-party ready. With this pace of techno-frenzy lifestyle, their is hardly any time to even give touch ups for those post work parties or while you are club-hopping. What comes to your aid then? Fancy a range of ‘Long Extra Last Cosmetics’? This is what AVON has to say about it’s ‘Extra Lasting’ range. The Breakthrough: Makeup that multi-tasks like you and keeps up with your life. The Inspiration: You multi-task, so why shouldn’t your makeup? Avon introduces a new collection of long wearing, multi-tasking, uncompromising makeup that works as hard as you do. Delivering color, coverage and comfort, the new range never lets you down. With the Extra Lasting collection, you can rest assured that your lipstick will last, your foundation with stay put, and your mascara will make the grade. The Technology: Every product in the Extra Lasting collection is formulated with the Comfort Wear Complex to help maintain the quality of wear. The multi-tasking formulas go above and beyond lasting color and coverage to offer additional benefits—Extra Lasting means makeup that doesn’t compromise. My Experience A must have range in your kitty. Why? Because having your lipstick stay put whole day long, without touch ups, is a win-win situation in itself. One word : Carefree Make-up. Avon Extra Lasting Lipsticks Pink Perfection …

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Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File : Review

February 18, 2015
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Our feet are the most neglected part of our body. True that!  While our lives revolve around dressing up well and looking (facially) pretty, we totally forget to look down and pamper our feet; while we’re at it. Not to forget the horror one gets when months of ignorance cloud up resulting in cracked heels, layers of dead skin and painful heels. Ouch! I know, what the ideal excuse be like. Not time to visit a salon! In today’s super fast life, things would have been so much simpler if everything was available on ‘express’?!! Well, guess the people at Scholl are living a fast forwarded life already, because their latest launch is one such express deal. Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File Get feet that look great and feel super smooth without any hassle. Velvet Smooth buffs away hard skin in minutes leaving you with fabulous feet that you’ll want to show off. It’s so easy to use. Gently rotate the file over hard skin and see the dead skin disappear. Once your feet are smooth and soft again, breathe a sign of relief. Product Offers : 1. Ergonomically Shaped Soft Touch Handle. 2. Specially-designed Micralumina Replaceable Head. 3. Gentle & Effective Rotating Action. 4. Battery Operated Press Kit Included : 1. Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File with 4 AA Batteries. 2. Scholl Foot & Nail Cream 3. Pen Drive Regular Usage Instructions : 1. Remove the protective roller cover before use. 2. Ensure that the roller head is securely inserted into the unit. Do not use without the roller head attached. 3. Turn on the unit by twisting the silver ring to the left and gently glide the roller head over hard skin and the dead skin will gradually exfoliate.  4. Use only on …

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Iraya – Kumkumadi Balm

February 13, 2015
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In today’s life, looking fair is the racist notion. What really should be the goal is, to look blemish free and maintain a natural glow. Today’s crappy ‘fairness’ solutions claim to give you a fair skin in a week’s magic. The truth be told, it’s all but nonsense and a big fat lie! Our Ayurvedic masters on the other hand knew exactly what the truth is all about and eradicated the very preaching of a non-existent fairness elixir. Being a non-racist (thank you for that), these Ayurveda preachers instead created a solution that promised blemish free, healthy-glowing skin. The same solution was brought down over the years and is now being produced by the name of ‘Kumkumadi’.  While many beauty brands claim to be producing authentic Kumkumadi solutions, only a few live up to providing expected results. One of those pure-produce brands is Iraya, who offer Kumkumadi range of products with elan! Now, Delhi winters are all about dry, dull and severely dehydrated skin. Having a combination skin, I often find it difficult to settle with face-creams to keep up with the ever changing Delhi weather and maintaining the natural look of my face. With my facial skin crying out for some replenishment and hydration, I followed up with Kumkumadi Balm by Iraya this winter season. Balm, for your face might seem like a tricky sticky idea, but trust me; if you live in a city like Delhi, you need more than just a moisturizer to keep your skin soft and healthy over the seasonal course. Not to forget, Iraya does offer a gel-based Kumkumadi product for summers as well. How about that?! Kumkumadi Balm Prescribed in Ayurveda as a ‘Miraculous Elixir’ for the skin, this is an absolute classic! This revered formulation contains pure Saffron and 10 precious Ayurvedic …

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Win your ticket to Za Beauty School Master Class

August 27, 2014
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Are you a beauty amaeteur like me? Do you too find the cleansing-toning-moisturizing regime way too complex than it actually is? Well, here is your chance to attend a beauty master class that will not only teach you the basics, but will help you upgrade your beauty department to a professional level. What? Za Beauty School – Master Class Where? Mumbai – 13th September Delhi – 15th September Bangalore – 20th September Winners? Mumbai – 4 winners Delhi – 5 winners Bangalore – 3 winners How to Win? 1. Like Za India on Facebook. 2. Like Kalapalette on Facebook 3. ‘What is that one beauty tip/trick that you have mastered? Is it the perfect winged eyes or is the art of contouring right?’ Comment below with your answer. 4. Mention you Name, City and Email ID Brownie Points? Follow Za India on Twitter Follow Kalapalette on Twitter Follow Kalapalette on Instagram Subscribe to Kalapalette’s Youtube Channel. Last Date to Enter – 6th September, 2014 About Za Beauty School Master Class The House of Shiseido presents Za Beauty School – an exclusive experience with Za’s high skin expertise of Za and Japanese “Omotenashi” [Hospitality]. At Za we believe beautiful skin begins with understanding your own skin and adopting the right skincare regime. Now with Za Beauty School, Indian Metropolitan women will get a chance to master skincare, the Japanese way! Za Beauty School will be held by one of the most prolific Beauty Experts from the House of Shiseido, Megumi Mitsui [see profile attached] who will take the participants step by step from cleansing to moisturizing for that perfect skin. She will also use Shiseido’s patented Skin Analyzer to evaluate the guests’ skin moisture levels, melanin content, texture and skin age. The Beauty School is being hosted by Shiseido. Duration – …

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Kama Ayurveda – Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser

August 26, 2014

Guess I have developed some kind of obsession for rose fragrance. Everywhere I look, it is either Lavender or Rose. While most of the skin care & beauty products have a strong whiff of rose fragrance in them, Kama Ayurveda believes in delivering a more soothing effects otherwise. Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser by Kama Ayurveda is one such product. I have been using this one for over a month now and feel it’s apt for humid-hot monsoon season.  My Experience A very mild cleanser that comes in a convenient pump dispenser bottle. It doesn’t lather much, but that is what vouches for its organic authenticity. Nevertheless, it does clean up your face, removes the makeup and gives a fresh feel to your skin. The fragrance is subtle, giving off a feel good factor. Likes Pump Dispenser Packaging Cleanses as it claims Rose & Jasmine concoction Leaves the skin moisturized Dislikes Runny consistency 2 pumps required for a single usage. How I Use It? Every morning I simply take the cleanser on my finger tips, massage all over my face and wash it off. I follow the cleansing with Kama Ayurveda’s Pure Mogra Water for rejuvenation.  Rating Value for Money : 3.5/5 Quality : 5/5 Quantity : 4.5/5 Results : 5/5 Usage : 1 months approx. (daily application) About Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser with the pure essential oils of rose & jasmine A perfect hydrating face wash filled with natural ingredients, which gently and thoroughly clean skin and remove light makeup. Aloe Vera leaf juice heals and smoothens skin, Vetiver root and Black Cumin seeds are antibacterial, Jojoba seed oil softens and rejuvenates skin, minimizing fine lines and promoting skin suppleness. The pure essential oil of Rose has excellent emollient and hydrating properties keeping the skin soft, young and moisturized while …

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Za True White Cleansing Foam {Beauty Review}

July 2, 2014
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Keeping the skin (face to be precise) cleansed and hydrated is a must for every girl. As much a tedious task it might look, the end results are long lasting. Take it this way – If you follow a cleansing-toning-moisturizing regime twice a day, your skin aging process will postpone for a good while. After trying out Za True White Day Cream for the moisturizing part, it’s time to look into the former part of the regime – Cleansing. About Za True White Cleansing Foam : This whitening cleansing foam removes melanin contained excess surface skin cells and imparts moisturized translucent skin. Actions 1. Cleansing granules roll gently over skin to remove excess surface skin cells and impurities around pores. – Vitamin C granules 2. Moisturizes skin and imparts smooth and translucent skin. – SPA Ingredients. 3. Removes light makeup.  Claims Leaves the skin feeling refreshed. Imparts luminous, translucent and moisturized skin. My Experience Staying away from ‘fairness products’, I was quite impressed by the otherwise moisturizing features of Za True White Day Cream. So trying out their True White Cleansing Foam turned out to be an obvious thing. Can’t really vouch for the ‘translucent’ effect of this one, but a single application alone provides a clean and fresh looking skin. Apt for those with an oily skin, the foam definitely takes care of removing impurities (and makeup) as it claims to be. Likes Consistency of the foam. Vitamin C granules that are not harsh on the skin. Mild sweet fragrance. Fresh and hydrated skin. Easy to handle packaging. Lasts for a good 5-6 hours. Dislikes Since I have a combination skin, my cheekbones did feel a mild stretch post application. Still looking forward to experience the ‘translucent effect’. 8 applications so far. Rating Value for Money : 4.7/5 Quality …

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