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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


200 ml for INR

Company Says:-
Total Repair 5: Fights the 5 signs of hair damage.
5 problems = 1 solution
Time and external aggressors can damage the hair surface and then attack its structure. Your hair faces the 5 problems:
1. Hair fall* 2. Dryness 3. Roughness 4. Dullness 5. Split ends
LOreal laboratories have developed Total Repait 5 Repairing Shampoo to fight these 5 hair problems.
TechnoLogical Innovation: Ceramide-Cement
Damaged hair can lack the natural cement which keeps the hair strong & resilient. To ensure cohesion and strength, the LOreal laboratories have created ceramide-cement technology to replicate the hair's natural cement, targetting the 5 problems.
1. Repairs: the hair fibre, the hair structure is re-enforced and hairs regains strength like new.
2. Transforms: the hair surface to a regular and smooth condition.
Proven Results:-
Day after dat, your hair is as if totally repaired:
1. Strong 2. Supple 3. Smooth 4. Shiny 5. Protected Tips
* Due to breakage #Instrumental test- application of shampoo + coonditioner vs. ordinary shampoo.
Your Total Repair 5 Programme:
Follow the LOreal Paris Total Repair 5 programme: 1.Cleanse and repair with LOreal Paris Total Repair 5 Shampoo. Massage gently into wet hair, lather. Then rinse.
2. Condition and repair with LOreal Paris Total Repair 5 Conditioner.
3. Give your hair the 2 minute intensive treatment with LOreal Paris Total Repair 5 Masque.
* In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately *


My Opinion:- I love LOreal products and when I saw Loreal Conditioner with their Total Repair 5 shampoo free, I bought it immediately. And now that I have nearly finished it I am reviewing it today. If in one sentence I have to give my opinion then I would say its a ok kind of product, nothing special.

The packaging it white and red which I think is attractive enough. Its a sturdy plastic bottle with a red flip open lid, with a gold border. The packaging makes it perfect for travellling, no chance of leakage or spillage. The fragrance is mild floral, quite pleasant but nothing special.

A single blob is good enough for my shoulder length hair. I always dilute my shampoo with a little warm water just before using it on my hair. But I first wet my hair and then use the diluted shampoo. This shampoo lathers well and cleans well just in a single wash. I prefer a conditioner after each wash so I follow up with the Total Repair 5 Conditioner.

My hair isnt damaged but has become dull and is always frizzy, I always need a good serum to control my friziness. My ends are dry but nothing a good conditiner & serum cant fix. I dont experience hair fall and roughness and also I dont have splt ends. This shampoo's claim of treating dulness has worked for my hair but my ends remained dry.

I dont really experience the other 3 problems of hair fall, split ends and roughness. But I dont think this shampoo will repair split ends since it noting for my dry ends. This shampoo made the overall condition of my hair much better by giving it shine and softness. It didnt dry out my scalp or roots. Some shampoos give me itching on my scalp but this one didn't irritate my scalp.

* The dullness of my hair is gone
* Hair looks shinier after shampooing
* Gives softness to my hair
* I like travel friendly packaging since I am always on the go
* Fragrance is mild floral and stays on for long

* No itching or irritation experienced while using this shampoo.

* Doesnt control my frizz
* The innovative ceramide cement technology didnt do any magic for me

I rate this Total Repair 5 Shampoo 3.75 out of 5 (am giving it benefit of doubt since I dont have all the 5 mentioned hair problems to test its full potency). Overall its an average shampoo, nothing very good or nothing bad as well. And I dont think I will ever purchase it. But the ones with dull and damaged hair can give it a try since its quite moisturising.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Hello everyone, today I am too tired to post a review or something beauty related, so I thought of sharing my latest Avon haul with you all.

Here's everything I bought :D

Naturals Milk & Honey Nourishing Face Mask, Rs 119 (Rs 149)

Naturals Milk & Honey Nourishing Hand Cream, Rs 99 (Rs 149)

Naturals Milk & Honey Nourishing Lip Balm, Rs 69 (Rs 99)

Ultra Color Rich Moisture Seduction Lipsticks, Rs 375 (Buy 1 get 1 free)

Left- Fuschia Fever & Right- Red Kiss

Glimmersticks Liqui-Glide Eyeliner, only the Shade Hunter was available rest 3 were out of stock, Rs 199 (Rs 299)

Solutions am Total Radiance Day Cleanser, Rs 159 (Rs 229)

Solutions Cleanse Total Radiance Daily Scrub, Rs 229

Simply Pretty Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, Rs 99

Anew Retroactive Repair Eye Serum, Rs 429

Now the swatches, from left to right- Fuschia Fever, Red Kisses, Hunter, Liquid eyeliner

That's all for now, Good Night :)

Friday, November 25, 2011


Brightens, Revitalizes and firms up skin

For All Skin Types

80 gms for INR 165

Company Says:- Whiteglow Yogurt Skin Whitening & Brightening Masque enriched with Yougurt and Bearberry extracts, improves skin texture making it firm to give you brighter, younger and radiant skin.
Yogurt & Bearberry the active ingredient not only nourishes your skin but hydrates and helps regain moisture. Yogurt is rich in lactic acid which is an active skin lightening, anti-ageing, firming and restructuring agent of skin. Yogurt is effective at cleansing and disinfecting pores, preventing acne, moisturizing and eliminates dead flakes to reveal a fresh, glowing visage.

Active Ingredients:- Milk Yogurt & Bearberry

Directions:- Apply a generous amount of the masque on the face and neck. Let the mask dry. Once it dries, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Use twice a week for brighter and firmer skin. Follow with Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Creme or Micro-emulsion.

Ingredients:- D.M. Water, Kaolin, Light Liquid Paraffin, glycerin, Bentonite, Glyceryl Monostearate, Polysorbate-80, Zinc Oxide, Acacia Senegal (Gum Acacia), Yogurt Powder, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (Bearberry) Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, 2-Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Alpha-Arbutin, Fragrance

My Opinion:-
When the Lotus Herbals Whiteglow range was launched many months ago, I bought this mask along with the scrub. The ingredients Kaolin, Bearberry & Yogurt were very tempting for me. My regular once a week mask is yogurt & fullers earth, it draws out all the oil & impurities and tones my skin. So when I saw kaolin and yogurt in the ingredient list, I was happy. Now coming to the review, I would say that it did draws out oil from my skin and this is my second tube.

The packaging of this mask is basic white plastic tube similar to the scrub with a nozzled opening and screw on silver cap but now Lotus has added a flip opening on the screw cap so that it can be used either way. This makes is convinient for travelling and avoids spilling of the mask.

The fragrance is again similar to the whiteglow scrub and I can't relate it to anything remotely also. But its sweet enough for most of our likings. The texture is very creamy and thin. Its consistency just like that of most water based face creams, i.e. light. It spreads on my skin easily and I apply it in a thick coat on my face, neck & nape after scrubbing my skin with the Whiteglow scrub.
Its so creamy that I was a bit reluctant to use it during the peak of summers. Otherwise I apply it only once a week as I have oily skin which turns to combination in winters.

After first few applications, I thought why it doesn't dry :) But later when I gave it a serious thought I came up with the lame theory that since its a creamy mask it won't dry up completely :D So after 10-15 mins I tissue off the mask and splash my skin with water to remove the remaining mask. It easily comes off and gives my skin that fresh and clean feeling with I love so much. As promised by the company, this mask give radiance and brightens up my face and the glow lasts for about 2-3 days which is quite good performance according to me.

* Affordable & easily Available
* Brightens up my face, gives radiance/glow which lasts for 2-3 days
* I think it will all skin types, as said by company
* This mask draws out oil to some extent
* Can be used as a pre-party mask
* Inspite of being so creamy it doesn't make my skin oilier

* Contains Paraben
* Some might not like the fact that it doesn't dry at all
* Company increased price by Rs 20, it was Rs 145 when launched but now its Rs 165

I rate this Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Masque 4 out of 5. Its a good mask but definitely not the best. And Lotus Herbals using Paraben is not expected. Inspite of all the above cited cons, I have purchased this mask twice. Thanks & have a great weekend :)


                      Good Morning everyone, today I have 3 Oriflame skin care products which are my favorite since many years. I have been using these 3 skin care products namely, Essentials Balancing Face Cream with Vitamin E &' Calendula for Oily & Combination Skin, Pure Nature Organic Aloe Vera & Arnica Extracts Soothing Face Wash and Pure Nature Organic Aloe Vera & Arnica Extracts Soothing Toner, on and off ever since I first tried them. Packagings have changed but formulations of these products have remained the same. Hats off to Oriflame for mainting the quality or should I say for improving the face wash, toner & face cream. The face wash & toner are my Holy Grails but still I manage to try out face washes & toners from different brands. But one thing I know for sure, I will never ditch these two skin care products in the near future as I always keep coming back to them. The face cream has been my favorite as well but it doesn't contain Sun Protection, its only disadvantage but still I love it so much :D

Essentials Balancing Face Cream with Vitamin E &' Calendula for Oily & Combination Skin Rs 349

Pure Nature Organic Aloe Vera & Arnica Extracts Soothing Face Wash Rs 259

Pure Nature Organic Aloe Vera & Arnica Extracts Soothing Toner Rs 259

That's all for now, I shall come up with the reviews very soon. Have a nice day :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Exfoliates & Brightens Skin for a Healthy Glow

For All skin Types

100 gms for INR 165

Company Says:- Whiteglow Oatmeal & Yogurt Skin Whitening Scrub exfoliates the skin gently, removes dirt, impurities, blackheads and whiteheads leaving your skin brighter and healthier with a shining glow.

The gentle exfoliating action works on skin discoloration, dull and uneven skin tones and softens the skin giving you a firmer skin texture.

Oatmeal exfoliates gently, restores the natural moisture balance of the skin and yogurt moisturizers and lightens the skin reducing imperfections giving you silky, smooth and brighter skin.

Active Ingredients:- Oatmeal & Milk Yogurt

Directions:- Gently apply the scrub on moistened skin with brisk circular movements on the face and neck. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Use twice a week for brighter and luminous skin. Follow with Whiteglow Yogurt Radiance Mask for best result.

Ingredients:- D.M. Water, Glyceryl Monostearate, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyethylene Granules, Avena Sativa Meal (Oatmeal) Powder, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid,Light Liquid Paraffin, Yogurt Powder, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, 2-Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Alpha-Arbutin, Fragrance

My Opinion:-
This is a much requested review, so I thought I should do it today. Actually I have used it since it was launched about 8 months back. The price was Rs 145 but its Rs 165 now but still its very affordable. Most scrubs don't suit me, makes my skin red :( So its a painstaking job to try out new scrubs and then realize that it doesn't suit me. Lotus Herbals is 1 of my favorite brands and when I heard/read about this Whiteglow range, I immediately bought it.

The packaging is tube with a nozzled outlet for non-messy dispensing of the scrub with screw on silver plastic lid.The texture is very creamy but light and the granules are also very fine, though I suspect that the granules are not of oatmeal but that's just a guess. The scrub is white in color and looks like a blob of whipped cream with fine granules. The fragrance of this scrub is refreshing but I can't relate it to anything in particular. Its sweet enough for anybody's liking.

I use this scrub about 2-3 days a week and at first I moisten my face and then apply the scrub in dots and start to gently massage it onto my skin. The quantity in the swatch pic is enough for my face, neck , neck and hands. A little is enough and you don't need blobs and blobs of scrub for your skin.

I get instantly radiant and bright skin and all the dullness and roughness of my skin is gone. It evens out the skin tone with regular usage. It takes proper care of whiteheads and blackheads but not the stubborn ones. My skin is oily but turns to combination in winters, and this scrub works for me at all times. I have whiteheads and tiny blackheads at the corners of my nose but they are not stubborn. It makes my skin softer and gives it a glow that lasts for about a couple of days.

This is one rare scrub that didn't turn my skin red even after I scrubbed for 2-4 mins. This scrub didn't make my skin feel stretchy and dry. It is suited for all skin types since its creamy but doesn't doesn't make my skin oilier. Its one of the best scrubs I have ever used, so I have crowned it my Holy Grail Scrub. I have bought it thrice till now :)

* Very creamy
* Not very abrasive/gritty like the regular apricot scrub
* Very gentle on my skin, most scrubs don't suit me
* Doesn't dry out my skin also doesn't make my skin red
* Instantly makes my skin brighter and also removes tan to quite an extent
* Screw on lid ensures safety during travelling

* Contains Paraben, this is not expected from Lotus Herbals who make claims of being 100% natural
* Price increased by Rs 20 in 8 months, still affordable at Rs 165

I rate this Whiteglow Oatmeal & Yogurt Skin Whitening Scrub 4.5 out of 5 (-0.5 for the presence of Parabens). Its my HG Scrub and I have purchase it for 3 times till now. I hope that says it all. Thanks :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Hello girls, today I have some cosmetics from Nature's Brilliance by Sue. I was sent these samples a long time back but don't know why I didn't preview & review them. So here are some pics for you to enjoy till I come up with the reviews & swatches.

Sample Mineral Eye Colors- 1. Emerald Isle (Shimmer), 2. Tourmaline (Shimmer), 3. Caribbean Sea (Shimmer), 4. Fuschia Fantasy (Slight Shimmer), 5. Amethyst Dreams (Pearl Lustre)

Mineral Eye Color (Full Size)- Orchid Brilliance (Matte)

Sample Pomegranate Lip Gloss- Flamingo

Hand & Body Lotion- Pure Tangerine Essential Oil & Pure Vanilla

I will be coming up with the reviews very soon. Good Night :)


150 ml (5.0 fl.oz.) for INR 349

Company Says:- An intensive moisturising foot cream enriched with Avocado oil and Aloe Vera extract to soften and soothe rough skin. Massage into feet every night.

Ingredients:- Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Urea, Glycerine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Cetearyl Sulphate, Ceteareth-12, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Dimethicone, Parfum, Panthenol, Persea Gratissima, Limonene, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal

My Opinion:- Now that Delhi weather is turning cold, I thought of starting to take extraaaaa care of my feet since I have dry feet and they tend to dry up even more in the winters. I got myself a jumbo size tube of Oriflame's Overnight Moisturising Foot Cream that too on discount :D

The packaging is very handy white plastic tube with the impression of a funny looking foot in various shades of green. The lid is screw-on transparent plastic which closes tight so there isn't any fear of spillage or spoilage while travelling which I frequent have to do.

The texture of this white cream is smooth and silky, like a thick lotion. A small pea sized amount is required for each foot and it gets absorbed instantly though I prefer to massage my feet a bit. The mint fragrange of this cream is very refreshing. No it doesn't contain mint but the fragrance is from linalool, one of the ingredients.

Upon application my feet are soft and silky also looks very polished, thanks to dimethicone. The overall condition of my feet is good enough so I can't comment on anything else except the fact that this cream moisturises my feet very well. Avocado and Aloe Vera are both highly moisturising and soothing and gives my feet a cool and refreshing feel when I apply this foot cream. I apply it every night before retiring and I am happy with the results I see after 10-15 days of regular application. But I doubt that this cream will not be able to heal cracked heels and very dry-rough feet.

* Very little is required for single use
* Moisturises my feet properly
* I like the artificial mint fragrance
* I have seen some results in 10-15 days, hence I am happy with it

* Pricey so take your chance during sales
* This jumbo tube is not always available
* I don't think it will work on cracked heels and very dry-rough feet

I rate this Overnight Moisturising Foot Cream 3.75 out of 5 because I know that will never be able to get hold of another jumbo tube of this cream, or I may have to keep waiting for offers and last but not the least I am yet not sure how it will behave in Delhi's cold winters.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Hello everyone, hope you are having a great week. Today I have Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Violetta Sparkle. Its a violet shade with lots of gold and pink shimmer in it. It has this black undertone and looks bluer in day light. I have 2 coats on my nails and without a top coat. Personally I don't like this shade on my nails, so I need you all to tell me what you think about this shade 'Violetta Sparkle'.

Please do let me know your upinion about this shade Violetta Sparkle. Good Night :)


Good Morning girls, I love yogurt and I think most of you do too. Yogurt is an excellent cleansing, softening as well as binding agent. It is suitable for all skin types, hence we can combine yogurt with many other ingredients to form various combination of masks.

* Yogurt combined with tomato pulp serves as a good astringent, therefore is great for oily skin.

* Yogurt and mashed/pureed cucumber has a toning and freshening effect. Also whitens the skin and works great as a pre-party mask.

* When yogurt is combined with crushed parsley leaves it makes an excellent mask for combination skin.

* A mixture of yogurt and honey works well as a powerful moisturiser for dry skin.

* Yogurt in combination with egg white irons out wrinkles, whitens and softens the skin. Best suited for oily and combination skin types.

* Yogurt can be combined with equal parts of fuller's earth/multani mitti and fresh mint juice. This mask is effective against pimples/acne, best suited for oily acne-prone skin.

All yogurt based masks must be first washed off with warm water and then finished off with a splash of cool water. Hope you all like reading this and get benefitted by yogurt. Yumm... how much I love it :D Have a beautiful day ahead. Thanks :)

Monday, November 21, 2011


ml for INR 225

Company Says:- A unique high-gloss, non-sticky formula Seduction not only gives a wonderful shimmer to your lips, but also keeps it soft and supple for a longer period of time. Available in 15 fun shades, its special sponge applicator with a tip cover lips precisely. You can use Seduction Botanical Tinted Lip Gloss to add an extra zing to your lip color without affecting it.

Active Ingredients:- Extracts of Grapes and Jojoba

My Opinion:-
I was recently sent this lip gloss by Lotus Herbals, I was eyeing their new Festive Glam Collection glosses since its launch. The shade I was sent is Lychee Squash a glittery nudish pink shade. Its a subtle mixture of pink and brown, actually it looks more brown than pink and loaded with oodles of silver and pink shimmer. This lip gloss is excellent for the on coming festive/wedding season.

The packaging is very basic, transparent plastic tube with a slant tip applicator. Nothing fancy in its packacking. The smell is mild floral, again nothing special. Its slim enough to fit the tiniest purse and the tube is sturdy enough. Also it closes tight so no fear of spillage and spoilage.

It lasts upto 2 1/2 hours on my lips and leaves behind all the glitter scattered unevenly on my lips. But the other lip glosses Cranberry Crush and Jamoon leaves behind a light stain on my lips after fading off. Maybe in Lychee Squash, the shimmer is so overpowering that the stain doesnt get noticed. This gloss doesnt dry out my lips and I dont even need a lip balm underneath it.


* Nude shade great for daytime party wear and also for everyday wear if used sparingly
* Makes any boring or wrong shade (read Nude) lippie look gorgeous if applied on top
* Very moisturising and doesnt dry out my lips
* Color payoff is good but wearing alone will not hide pigmentation on lips

* Doesnt leave behind a stain after fading only glitter is left scattered unevenly, the older ones gave 2 1/2 hours of wear plus 2+ hours of stained lips i.e. gave nearly 5 hours of wear
* The girls with pigmented lips have to skip this particular shade or wear it over a lipstick
* Too much shimmer
* Not suitable for all Indian skin tones if worn alone

I rate Lychee Squash 4 out of 5. I would want a little less glitter but then I have to keep in mind that this is from the Festive Glam Collection and hence loaded with shimmer. Brides and brides maids check this out :)

Product sent by PR

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Hello everyone, these day online shopping website are a rage. I am not much comfortable with the concept of online shopping but still I have shopped from Fashion & You and the experience was average. After that I didn't let myself do this again but when I saw all my blogger friends rave about this new ol shopping website called Urbantouch, I could not restrain myself anymore. The best part about this ol store is the customer care, great service I should say, extremely helpful and prompt. Another good thing is the COD option which I am very much liking :D Free shipping is the icing on the cake and black cardboard box (unfortunately mine came broken) is a sign of how much Urbantouch cares for the safety of their customer's precious purchases. Their website is easy to navigate and trust me when I say I placed my order from my cell phone :P The delivery took a little extra time since there was saturday/sunday and Diwali around that time, therefore I am giving Urbantouch the benefit of doubt this time. Overall I had a pleasant experience with them and I have already planned to place another order. Here you can see I made a small haul and received a free gift and a couple of samples as well :D I am happy :)

All the products were carefully bubble wrapped to ensure safety and avoid spillage. Everything was in perfect condition when I received them

Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Yogurt Skin Whitening & Brightening Masque, this one is a repurchase and my fave mask

Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Oatmeal & Yogurt Skin Whitening Scrub, this is also a repurchase as it is my HG scrub

Fabindia Aloe Vera Under Eye Gel, this I got free with my purchase. Maybe the Urbantouch people knows my love for Fabindia products :P

Fabindia Fruity Vanilla Lip Butter, this one tastes aweful :/

Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencil in 06 Blackout, thanks to Cynthia of IVC for this baby.

Atlast the free samples

So that was my humble haul from Hope you all enjoyed reading my post. Good Night :)

Disclaimer: I am not paid in any way to write this post. All opinions are my own.

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