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Tuesday, April 30, 2013



Holland is the country of colour:
Blue water and green fields
Infinite shades of tulips and other flowers
Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Mondriaan, Appel and De Kooning

So on this day of the inauguration of our new Kind and Queen, Ellis has created this Delft Blue makeup, paying tribute to our colourful heritage

Sunday, April 28, 2013


              Hello girlies, this is what I have on my nails today. Here I have used Oriflame Beauty Nail Shield as the base coat, then I applied 2 coats of Oriflame Pure Color Nail Polish in Pearly Beige, topped it with Oriflame Very Me Graffiti Top Coat in Blue and finally sealed in with Oriflame Beauty Crystal Base & Top Coat. Hope you enjoy the pics




Thank you for bearing with me and have a rocking Sunday :)


       Hi Beauties, this is a nail polish & skin care mini haul for the month of April'13. Hope you enjoy the pics

Oriflame Optimals Seeing Is Believing Multi Benefits Eye Cream- Rs 429 (Rs 549) Reviewed Here

Oriflame Pure Nature Organic Aloe Vera & Arnica Extract Soothing Pure Gel 80%- Rs 185 (Rs249)

Oriflame Optimals Matte Touch Face Blotting Tissues- Rs 149

Oriflame Very Me Nail Graffiti Top Coat, Blue- Rs 198

Oriflame Very Me Lip Crayon, Nude & Nougat- Rs 129 each (Rs 149 each)

Oriflame Pure Color Nail Polish, Pearly Beige Rs 129 (Rs 169)

Oriflame Pure Skin Clarifying Scrub & Clarifying Mask Rs 59 (Rs 89)

Streetwear Color Rich Nail Enamel, 04 Plum Glaze & 34 Oceanic Blue- Rs 50 each

Nivea Repair & Beauty Lip Balm Rs 149

Thank you and have a rocking Sunday :)

Saturday, April 27, 2013


                      Hello girls, here are pics of my April Vellvette Box which arrived on the 26th morning. Other than the Motives Mardi Gras Palette, I do not like the other 2 products/samples :(

Motives Mardi Gras Palette, the only product I loved in this months Vellvette Box

The Nature's Co Spearmint Body Wash (Oily Skin Version Reviewed Here)

Max Factor Kohl Pencil

Thank you and have a rocking Saturday :)


With Pro-Long Complex

8 ml for INR 398

Company Says: - Our latest innovation- instant maximal length with stimulating Pro-Long Complex that complements your lashes natural growth cycle. Stretch lashes potential- everyday.

* Instantly lengthens lashes by up to 65%
* Ultra-elastic formula for longer and healthier looking lashes in just 4 weeks

Pro-Long Complex: Revolutionary innovation that complements the natural growth cycle of lashes. Pro-Long Complex stimulates genes linked to keratin production, hair growth and stability. It promotes length, fullness and strength.

Ingredients: - Aqua, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Cetyl Olive Esters, Oryza Sativa Cera, Triethanolamine, Butylene Glycol, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera, Acacia Senegal Gum, PVP, Cycloentasiloxane, PVP/Eicosene Copolymer, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cera Alba, Synthetic Wax, Shorea Robusta Resin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Dimethicone, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Hydoxyethylcellulose, HYDROGENATED Myristyl Olive Esters, Lecithin, Ceteareth-20, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, BHT, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Ethylparaben, PPG-26-Beteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Apigenin, Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 77491

My Opinion: - Today I am going to put forward my views on the Oriflame HyperStretch Mascara which I have used since January and ready to discard now. I loved this mascara a lot and buying it again, I have never repurchased any mascara other than Maybelline Colosal Volume Waterproof Mascara.

              The packaging is just like any other mascara a long slim teal plastic tube with a long slim wand, but the bristles are very short and spiral. Looks like the wand would not do its job properly but it does coat all lashes- short or long evenly. The long slim wand requires sometimes to get used to.

               The mascara smells a bit rosy like most mascaras does but the scent is not overpowering or too strong. This is a light weight mascara, very creamy, its not runny but not even thick either. Just the right formulation for a great mascara. It needs to be applied with a light hand and atleast 2-3 coats are needed for fuller thicker lashes. This mascara lengthens the lashes only to a little extent.


                     This mascara is water-resistant and not waterproof. It does not weigh down the lashes, but clumps a little. A lash comb does away with the clumpings. The lashes are fuller, thicker and a bit longer after 2-3 coats. Layering does not make the lashes wispy. It is long lasting, stays put till I remove it, I wash it off with face wash. There is no flaking and smudging if not touched or disturbed. I can't say a word about the lash growth factor but this mascara did not dry out my lashes or made them fall. This mascara takes a little time to dry but since its not a very wet formula, it does not smudge or smear.

Pros: -

* Affordable but you can get it cheaper during sales

* Does not weigh down the lashes

* Keeps the curls intact

* Water resistant but waterproof

* Stays on for long hours, atleast 7 hrs

* Did not irritate my eyes or dried out my lashes, no lash fall due to the use of this product

* Spiral brush and small bristles made it sure that all lashes are coated evenly


Cons: -

* Available only through Oriflame consultants

* Contains Parabens

                 I rate Oriflame HyperStretch Mascara 4.25 out of 5. Great everyday mascara which stays on for long. So girlies keep waiting till this mascara is on sale and go grab one for yourself. A must have mascara for daily use. Another hit from Oriflame!!

Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also share with us your experience with Oriflame Mascaras. Thank you and have a great day ahead :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013


75 ml for INR 249

Mulberry Extracts and Vitamin E

Company Says: - Essentials Fairness 5 in 1 Gel Wash with Mulberry extracts and Vitamin E- cleanses, purifies, mattifies, brightens and comforts the skin all at once! Oriflame’s Essentials Fairness 5 in 1 Gel Wash’s multi-action cleansing formula helps brighten and even out skin tone. It also helps remove excessive oil without over drying and is suitable for combination to oily skin types.

Ingredients: - Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Coco-Glucoside Tartrate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycol Distearate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Laureth-4, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Sodium Chlorise, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Citric Acid, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Vitis Vinifera Extract, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-35 Castor Oil, Ethylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Formic Acid, Morus Bombycis Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract

My Opinion: - By now all my sweet readers must have known about my love for Face Washes. Ok if you are new to BDI or haven't noticed, I am a big fan of Face Washes. As of now I have 10 face washes in my bathroom cabinet. So today I am going to review one from the stash, and its the Oriflame Essentials Fairness 5 in 1 Gel Wash for Oily Skin. The packaging is very basic, white and pink plastic tube with white plastic screw-on cap. Travel friendly and hygienic tube but not the kind I would want to tote around daily.

                  The fragrance is fresh herbal-y but pleasant and not overpowering. The scent lingers on for some minutes before fading off. The texture is smooth gel and the consistency is watery/runny, a runny opalescent colorless gel. The amount shown in the swatch picture is more than enough for one use. This face wash lathers well and will be a treat to the girlies who love foaming face washes. But it is soap free and very gentle on my oily skin. Does not make my skin feel stretchy after a wash but definitely mattifies it.

                    I used this face wash once a day in the morning, and it brightens my skin to a great deal. It controls/combats oil for a long time and gives a squeaky clean feel to the skin. After every wash my skin feels soft and supple. It does not make the skin fair but brightens it and gives a fresh look. The face wash is easy to wash off and does not leave behind any residue. It cleans off daily makeup without any hassles but cannot clean off kajals and waterproof mascaras. This tube will finished off in about 2 months with regular usage, hence I will call it affordable.


Pros: -

* Does what it claims- mattifies

* Brightens, softens, cleans my skin and controls oil

* Effective in summers too

* Does not leave behind any residue

* Small amount of product is required for each use and hence its affordable

* This face wash didn't bother my skin and my break outs, it's very mild

Cons: -

* Fairness claim is false

* Contains Parabens

* Available only through Oriflame consultants

                 I rate Oriflame Essentials Fairness 5 in 1 Gel Wash for Oily Skin 4 out of 5. I like it a lot for it's true claims and it suits my oily skin very well. Recommended to oilies like me, this baby will work well in summers too.

Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also share with us your experience with Oriflame Face Washes. Thank you and have a great time ahead :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


4 gm for INR 49

Company Says: - This moisture rich formula soothes and condition lips, keeping them soft and supple. SPF 15 protects from harmful effects of sun. Light, non-greasy formula, provides long-lasting moisture, leaving the lips supple and hydrated. Continued use makes lips soft and healthy.

Directions for use: Glide on lips for soft, moisturized lips. Use daily. Apply as often as desired.

Key Ingredients: - Honey, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone

My Opinion: - After the not so satisfying experience with Oriflame Lip Spa Therapy, today I will be reviewing a very cheap but good lip balm, VLCC Natural Sciences Daily Protect Lip Balm with Honey. The packaging is simple, twist up white plastic tube with a similar plastic cap. Fits into most purses, convenient to use and travel-friendly.

                     The texture is very very soft buttery and the consistency is thick waxy. The fragrance is nothing special, just mild candy scent which stays on for long. This lip balm is so soft that it melts in the purse and gets deformed. So a little bit of the stick should be twisted up for use and pressure should not be applied.

                  This lip balm is very moisturing and keeps my lips soft and supple. It is orange in the tube but non-tinted on the lips. Lipsticks slide off when applied over this lip balm so I use it during the night and it stays on it morning. Its a non-sticky but waxy lip balm which gives temporary relief to dry chapped lips. It is not glossy as claimed by the brand but it gives a nice sheen to the lips which I like.


* Very moisturising

* I apply at night and there is still some left on my lips in the morning

* Cheap, dirt cheap actually

* Gives relief to dry chapped lips but that's temporary

* Contains Sun Protection, SPF 15


* Lipsticks slide off when applied over this lip balm

* All effects are temporary

* Melts off and gets deformed

                  I rate VLCC Natural Sciences Daily Protect Lip Balm 4 out of 5. Its dirt cheap and gives required moisture to my lips at night and my lips are soft and smooth in the morning. A must try for all lip balm lovers.

Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also share with us your experience with Lip Balms. Thank you and have a great time ahead :)


With Strawberry Extracts

50 gm for INR 99

Company Says: - Easy rinse off mask, contains clay known to absorb excess oil & helps in skin tightening leaving your skin soft & glowing. 

Professional Tip: Use the complete 3 step Lakme Nourishing Glow Clean Up regularly.

Usage: Wet face. Applythe mask evenly on your face & neck & allow it to dry. Rinse off with water and pat dry.

Caution: Avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact rinse thoroughly with clear water.

Ingredients: - Aqua, Kaolin,Glycerin, Bentonite, PEG-400, Titanium Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Disodium Laureth Sulphosuccinate, Cetstearyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Dimethiconol, TEA Dodecyl Benzenesulfonate, Xanthan Gum, Perfume, Alantoin, Sodium Ascorbyl PhosPhate, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, CI 17200, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Methylisothiazolinone, Butyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodoproynyl Butyl Carbamate

My Opinion: - Lakme launched a new/revamped 3 step skin care range in red tubes, Lakme Clean Up Nourishing Glow Range. I bought the scrub and mask along with other Lakme Stuff. I was given the face wash from this range for free so I have all 3 newly launched products. Today I shall be reviewing the face mask from this range. My skin is oily and its getting oilier by the day, so oil control/absorbing face packs are a boon for me. The packaging of this face mask or the entire range is very attractive, red tube with white translucent screw-on cap. This makes it hygienic as well as travel friendly.

                    The fragrance is sweet and mild, reminds me of Strawberries. But the fragrance is gone in a couple of minutes after application. Also you wouldn't find hints of it once the mask is washed off. The consistency is very thick heavy and the texture is creamy and smooth. It is very easy to apply on the skin (face & neck) but I need to spread it quickly on my skin or it thickens even more and looks like it has dried on my fingertips. I also use a brush to apply the mask on my face and it works much better for me that way.

                   There is no details in the tube regarding at what intervals the face mask should be used and also about how long it has to be kept. Anyways, I use this face mask twice a week nowadays and I am using this since mid March I suppose. The tube is nearly empty and I think I will be able to use the leftover mask just one last time. I think this mask will last most girls nearly 10 applications, 12 at the most. For Rs 99 its good enough.

                 This mask truly absorbs oil from the skin and gives an immediate glow and softness. Works good as a pre-party mask as it does not take long to dry and the results are good. Used in tandem with the other 2 products, step 1- Face Wash & step 2- Face Scrub, it works much better. So I use the wash, scrub and then the mask and my skin is oil free for long. This mask is a good product by Lakme but the only problem is that it is difficult to wash it off. So I use a wet face cloth to clean off the dried mask and then splash water to clean off in a jiffy.

Pros: -

* Affordable and Easily Available

* Dries off quickly

* Gives a temporary glow after usage

* Control/absorbs oil to quite an extent

* When used in tandem with the wash & scrub, it works much better

Cons: -

* Difficult to wash off with water, needs a wet face cloth to clean it off before washing

             I rate this Lakme Clean Up Nourishing Glow Face Mask 4.25 out of 5. 
This mask is the best among the Nourishing Glow Clean Up range. I recommend this Face Mask to oilies like me. Its affordable and effective to quite an extent, so girlies go out and grab one :D 

Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also share with us your experience with masks. Thank you and have a great day :)

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