Indian Beauty

Satliva – Nature Nurtures Skincare Range

February 13, 2018
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Adapting an organic way of lifestyle has become quite a trend in today’s times! And now that being Ayurvedic and Organic is not just limited to the Indian territory, local and international brands have started exploring herbal products ranging from foods to skincare on a large scale as well. Based out of Bangalore, SATLIVA, is beyond being just a herbal skincare brand. Promoting the importance of Hemp Oil for the skin, their products are well researched on and come infused with the goodness of various herbal ingredients that are available across the country. To fight the bitter winter weather of Shimla, Satliva got on board as my skincare partners and I boy was I write about my decision! Generally, the winter season on the hills is not just about the cold, but about getting super dehydrated skin as well. And when I say super dehydrated, then I mean no amount of face moisturiser can do good to hydrate the skin; forget bringing back the shine and suppleness.  I had requested Namrata and Harshaavardhan, the couple behind NHCO, to suggest me products that will help maintain hydration in my skin and won’t be a hassle to use during harsh Shimla winters as well! The products that they sent across were not just a life savior, but definitely a blessing as I literally ended up relying on them to keep my skin from dehydrating for worse. And I kid you not, my girlfriends too ended up ditching their skincare cosmetic products to borrowing my Satliva kit to hydrate back their skin as well! The first thing that I liked about the products they sent across was their travel friendly packaging. Although the soap bars came in hardbound boxes, the creams and butters came in small tins which were leak proof, light and break-proof. Sharing …

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M.A.C. Makeup – Tarun Tahiliani Couture 2016

July 23, 2016
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Say bye bye to red lips as it’s all about looking beautiful in your own skin; this season. ‘Brown Girl’ avataar was what scored the runway beauty department for Tarun Tahiliani’s show at the FDCI India Couture Week 2016. Hues of Mocha with bronze and copper shimmers were what dominated the colour palette for Tahiliani’s couture collection. Wanna learn how to achieve the look with M.A.C. Makeup? Mickey Contractor, Director of Makeup Artistry, M.A.C India who constructed the flawless look broke down the sequence for M.A.C. lovers. Check it out! 1. Start with Fix+, an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. It adds radiance and helps prepare the skin 2. Use the Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel, an ultra-light formula that intensely hydrates and leaves skin more supple and luminous 3. Next apply the Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion, a lightweight serum that saturates the skin with a concentrated boost of hydration 4. Correct and Conceal using the Pro Conceal and Correct Palette 5. Use the Select Sheer Pressed Powder, a lightweight pressed powder with a silky, natural matte finish and a soft-focus effect 6. Sculpt the face by using the Shadester Sculpting Powder and then finish off the cheeks by applying the Mocha lipstick 7. For the eyes use the Sketch and Rice Paper Eye Shadow along with the Chromagraphic Pencil 8. Use Lash No. 7 for added drama and top it off with Haute & Naughty Mascara for extra volume 9. Line the lips with Strip Down Lip Pencil and fill them in with Amber Lights Eye Shadow & Reflects Gold Glitter All images have been taken from the press releases, except for those that hold the logo of www.kalapalette.com.

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Vért – Fresh and Handmade {Beauty}

January 27, 2014
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What happens when you enter a store, and are flattered by a gush of organic perfumes? You fall in love with the products. At least I do! Not just me, but most of the women fall weak in the knees for beautiful scents. Vért is one such line of organic bath and body products, that not just claims to be *natural*, but you can actually feel and see what they are claiming. About them : Buy Safe, Natural and Organic products are the new mantra of people these days. The trend of organic products is gaining momentum among everyone, people want to go green. They are taking interest in using natural soaps, shampoos and creams and believe it or not people are actually seeing their positive effects. And for people who are the advocate of Natural, Fresh and Handmade products here comes Vért– Fresh and Handmade Cosmetics. Vért, established in 2011 is the brain child of Anupama Malhotra. They are the manufacturers, retailers & wholesalers of Fresh & Handmade natural soaps, toiletries, bath & body products. Their products include soaps made from Pista Chamomile, Pepper, Grapefruit etc. Face creams, scrubs, Lip scrubs and balm, body butter, shower smoothies and the list goes on. Anupama Malhotra, Founder of the brand was very keen on the ingredients and composition of products from very beginning of her career and her urge to find natural, safe and fresh products for her own sensitive skin landed her to the foundation of Vért, because of the limited options available. Vért which means green is founded with a belief that what is best for your skin should also be best for the Mother Earth and therefore their products are manufactured in smoke free environment using only the finest oils, herbs & botanicals which are sourced from across …

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