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Sunday, October 30, 2011


The simplest way to cleanse your skin is by saturating a cotton ball with unboiled milk and gently rubbing away dirt, grime and other surface residue. Use 'upward' movements to dislodge impurities.

Yogurt and Egg Mask:- Beat the white of an egg and add 4-5 tbspn of yogurt. Mix well and apply on face, neck and nape. Wipe clean using a muslin cloth dipped in hot water, followed by the muslin saturated in cold water.

For Oily Skin:- Add 1 tspnof lemon juice to the above paste
For Dry Skin:- Add 1 tspn of honey to the above paste
For Combination Skin:- Make 2 portions of the paste, one with lemon juice for the T zone and the other with honey for the rest of the face.

Turmeric Cleansing Mask:-
Mix together 1 1/2 tspn of turmeric powder/paste and 1 1/2 tbspn of lemon juice. Make a smooth paste and apply over face and neck. Wash off after 10-15 mins with tepid water.

Oats Cleansing Mask:-
Mix together 1 tbspn of oats and 1 tbspn of cucumber juice and make into a smooth paste. Apply all over face and neck and let dry for 15 mins. Rinse off with cool water.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


                  Hello everyone, hope you girls are busy with Navaratri and upcoming Dusshera. Some days I tried this green and gold as I was sitting at home idle. I am not a professional nail artist and not even trained but I love doing it. I try out some simple designs and present before you and you people always aprreciate my 'masterpieces'. Hope you guys like my 'art' and leave behind your sweet and precious comments :)Thank you all for bearing with me :D

Friday, October 28, 2011


Navaratri inspired red and gold nail art for the festive season. Red and gold is a great combo specially for this festive season. Hope you all like my masterpiece and please do leave behind your sweet comments. Thanks for bearing with me :D

Thursday, October 27, 2011


                   Wishing all my friends/readers a very very happy Diwali. This time I tried this nail art with a nude color unlike last year's Black and Gold Diwali Nail Art. Hope you all enjoy my nail art and thanks in advance for bearing with me :D


5 ml for INR 45

Company Says:- Nothing as such

My Opinion:-
Street Wear is one brand I cannot resist. Whenever I happen to see their nail enamels, I buy 1 or 2. I love the huge color selection they offer, they have reds, maroons, nudes, pinks, browns, metalics, blues/greens etc. The glass bottle is cute and small around 2 1/2 inches in height. It is squarish in shape with a black lid just enough to hold it comfortably.

The brush is good enough and gives even application. The texture of this nail polish is smooth and the consistency is thin and hence it glides with ease. The color payoff is very good, its very well pigmented. Another good quality is that this nail polish dries fast and you dont have to wait and wait for it dry till hours without using your fingers/hands.

Tangerine is a reddish orange or orange-y red shade with similar colored shimmer and also golden glitters, but it is not much visible unless you observe very hard. The color stayed on my nail for 5 days with a top coat on and after that I removed it. It did not fade or chipped during this period. It stayed fresh all these days. Also only a single coat was enough for full opacity but I applied the second coat to bring out the full intensity of this gorgeous shade.

* Dirt cheap, good for experimenting different shades
* Lots of gorgeous shades available
* Contains only 5 ml hence finishes off soon
* Easily available
* Color payoff is satisfactory
* Long lasting

* Not DBP free
No cons actually ;)

I rate this product 4.5 out of 5. I bought the shade Tangerine because it was love at first sight. This gorgeous red is just the right shade to go with the festivities of Navaratri/Durga Puja. Totally loving it as of now.


Saturday, October 22, 2011


I was invited to the Pantene Blogger's Meet and unfortunately I couldnt attend it. But a couple of days back I recieved a cardboard box containing 2 shampoos and a conditioner packed very nicely from Pantene :D Now lets have a look at the pics of the blogger's meet.

Friday, October 7, 2011


9 ml for INR 125

Company Says:- Funky vibrant range of colors. Shake well. Apply 2 coats. Keep away from heat & flame

Shelf life:- 36 months

Available in 11 vibrant shades:-

10 (Top Coat), 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22

My Opinion:-
I am mad about nail paints is known to the Lakme SAs, hence I gets a call saying a new line of nail paints called Lakme Color Crush has arrived :D As soon as I got a little free time, I was at the counters to have a look (read grab) at the new colors. As soon as I saw them I went weak on my knees and litterally snatchned nail polish no. 14, paid the bill and headed home to apply it :D Am this mad you see :P

Nail polish no 14 comes in a similar packaging as the normal truewear nail polish range but the lid is shiny silver instead of the normal beige colored lid. It looks pretty and much classier than the normal truewear range. No. 14 is a pretty light pink with lilac undertones and unnoticeable silver shimmer. The shimmer, though, can be seen in the bottle only if minutely observed. On the nails its a pretty frosty pink.

The color payoff is brilliant, a single coat is enough to cover the nails but a second coat ensures full opacity. The consistency of this nail paint is thin and hence it glides on my nails with ease. The brush is also quite good and doesnt give the much hated streaky look/application. The nail polish is not watery or runny but not on the thick-gooey side as well.

It takes about 1 1/2- 2 minutes to dry. I didnt have to worry about messing up my nails since it dried so fast. This nail paint no. 14 is neither matte nor glossy but frosty. A single coat looks a little streaky hence a second coat became essential. This shade is perfect for every/office wear as well as for the parties too. This particular shade will make great nail art, also shade no. 14 made my hands/nails look elegant (atleast so thought I ;) )

* 10 pretty shades including 1 clear top coat
* The smell is on the milder side
* Long lasting, stayed on for 5 days without chipping and fading (I dont do household work)
* Looks freshly applied till I remove it
* The prettiest pink I have ever laid my hands on :)
* Color payoff is brilliant

* The price is Rs 125, but the quality is same as the other Lakme Truewear Nail Colors
* Pathetically numbered, names would have been better

I rate this shade no 14 of Lakme Color Crush Nail Paints 4.25 out of 5. Its a great shade for fair to wheatish skintones. Also a gem in your collection of pink nail paints is you are a sucker for pinks. Above all the quality is great and I am eyeing the orange shade as of now.


10 gms for INR 385

Company Says:-
* Upto 12x more volume in a single sweep
* Moulded applicator fine combs and seperates lashes for precise, super big, volumised lashes
* Thickening base coat and plumping color in one formula


To Use:- Place the wand of the mascara brush at the bottom of your upper lashes and wiggle back and forth. Repeat the action placing the wand on top of your lower lashes.

My Opinion:-
This is my first mascara from Avon though my first ever mascara was from Lakme/Oriflame. Mascaras makes the lashes longer and thicker without using falsies and am not a great fan of falsies :P Last month when I finished my third tube of Maybelline Collosal Volume Express Mascara (Waterproof version), I thought of trying Avon superShock Mascara as it was on sale and since I am a big fan of Avon products.

The packaging of the mascara is very basic and extremely boring kind. Its a black tube with silver writings and its a fat tube. It smells like most mascara does and the wand/brush is kind of made with flexible plastic bristles.

The brush is real big and this felicitates in coating all the lashes long or short. But a single coat does nothing much to my lashes. Therefore I have to apply atleast 3 coats for my lashes to look longer and thicker. Maybe the brush helps in separating the lashes well and there is no clumping as well.

Its color is intense black and its neither liquidy nor creamy but something in between. I have to curl my lashes before applying 2nd coat or it gives my lashes a flat and straight look which most girls including me dont like. But then it gives enough lenght and volume which I like very much.

This mascara is not waterproof but does not smudge/budge easily since if I keep my hands/fingers away from my eyes. But a little moisture can give raccoon eyes. The staying power is good enough and I can wash it off with a face wash and water, no eye makeup remover needed.

One thing I particularly dont like about this mascara is that it takes a couple of mins to dry and I have to wait with my eyes closed for it to dry. But if touch gently you will find it sticky-sticky though it wouldnt come off on your fingers, looks and feels like its still wet :P This seems to me as the reason for its non-flakiness.

* Affordable (better grab it when its on sale)

* Intense black

* Doesnt clump

* Doesnt smudge

* No flaking

* Adds length and volume to some extent

* Buildable

* Not waterproof

* Only black is available

* Wand/brush is quite big, takes a little practice to get the application right (not good for first time users)

* Lashes feel sticky after layered application

* If you touch with fingers, it smudges and gives racoon eyes (but thats not really a con)

I will rate it 3.75 out of 5. I like this mascara a lot but it cant beat my fave Mabelline Collosal Volume Express Mascara. I like my mascara to be waterproof taking into consideration Delhi ka mausam. I will try some other mascara from Avon or another brand instead of buying this one again. Well I would say that theres nothing shocking about this mascara, its an average Avon product.

Lakmé’s Fruit Moisture Range

Say Hello to youthful gorgeous skin with Lakmé’s Fruit Moisture Range
Bask in the glory of youthful, soft and radiant skin this winter

Indulge in Lakmé’s new winter care range comprising of moisturizers, day crème, night crème and lotions oozing with the goodness of exotic fruits. Loaded with Nutritiv Moisture Technology, the new Lakmé Fruit Moisture Range gives you twelve hour moisturisation for younger looking skin even in winters. With the breakthrough Nutritiv Moisture Technology comprising of a blend of Hydrating agents, Essential Vitamins, AHA’s & Anti-oxidants, Lakmé’s Fruit moisture range gives your skin a 200% moisture boost. Within the range, Lakmé Peach and Plum Daily Glow Lotion and Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser are perfect for yearlong skin moisturisation ,while Lakmé Honey & Avocado Winter Care Lotion, Lakmé Honey & Avocado Winter Perfect Day Crème and Lakmé Skin Renewal Night Crème are infused with winter care emollient making them a perfect pick for the cold weather.

Lakmé Peach and Plum Daily Glow Lotion
Enhance your skin’s natural radiance with this 12 hour intense moisturiser. A youth-preserving formula of peaches, plums soaks into the deepest layers of your skin to give you radiant glowing youthful skin. Use this lotion all year round for that radiant glow.
Available in 60ml for Rs. 79, 120ml for Rs. 139 and 200 ml for Rs. 219

Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser
Indulge in the goodness of peach with the Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser. Enriched with Nutritiv Moisture Technology, this peach infused lotion goes into each derma layer of the skin to give you intensely nourished and visibly young looking skin. Use the Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser round the year and experience soft and beautiful skin like never before.
Available in 60ml for Rs. 79, 120ml for Rs. 139 and 200 ml for Rs. 219

Lakmé Honey & Avocado Winter Care Lotion
Lakmé Honey & Avocado Winter Care Lotion with Nutritiv Moisture Technology is a blend of nice Hydrating Agents, two Essential Vitamins, one Anti-oxidant and one AHA .This luscious blend of honey & avocado deeply infuses moisture in your skin to give you deeply moisturized youthful skin. The goodness of soothing emollient in the lotion keeps your skin supple in the chill of winter.
Available in 60ml for Rs. 79, 120ml for Rs. 139 and 200 ml for Rs. 219

Lakmé Honey & Avocado Winter Perfect Day Crème

This finely crafted moisturiser deeply conditions dry skin and even repairs skin damage caused by the harsh winter. This luscious blend of honey & avocado soaks into the skin’s deepest and driest layers moisturizing and protecting it from the winter sun.So indulge in this day crème with SPF 9 that will not only protect your skin but will also let you enjoy the winter sun.
Available in 50g for Rs. 150

Lakmé Skin Renewal Night Crème
Envelope your skin with the luscious blend of Strawberry, Kiwi and Passion Fruit extracts, rich in fruit vitamins and antioxidants that condition and clear away signs of tired dull skin. This wonderfully textured moisturizer renews and nourishes your skin while you’re asleep so that you wake up to skin renewed with life each morning.
Available in 50g for Rs. 130

About Lakmé

Contemporary Indian beauty expert Lakmé continuously innovates to offer a wide range of, high performance and world class color cosmetics, skincare products, and beauty salons. In addition to leveraging Unilever’s worldwide expertise, Lakmé also partners with the leading cosmetic house Milan-based Intercos Italia, Schwann Stabilo Germany and Paris-based Fiabila. Combining international cosmetic technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé also offers its consumers a comprehensive beauty experience through its products and services at the Lakmé Salons and Studios. For further information log on to www.lakmé


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