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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's time to celebrate Friendship Day with The Nature's Co.!- PR INFO





























This 4th of August 2013 to be celebrated as Friendship Day is a spectacular occasion to mark friendship, a unique relation shared among friends.



As it is rightly said, a good friend knows all your travel stories, but your best friend has lived them with you.



So celebrate this auspicious occasion of honoring friends & friendship in a special way by gifting your besties the newly launched Mini Travel Kit by The Nature's Co. and recreate those travel memories once more.

The Nature's Co. launches their Mini Travel Kit on this day, which includes the goodness of :


Watercress Hair Cleanser (35ml)
Watercress Hair Conditioner (35ml)
Sea Fennel Body Wash (35ml)
Nori Body Lotion (35ml)

Special Introductory Offer MRP Rs. 395/-


Don't miss the chance of pampering your loved ones on this occasion. The Natures Co. also gives you the option of ordering this kit from our online selling portal or our Facebook store, and get them shipped to your buddies any place across the country.


Make this day special with all your friends, freeze the moments, and be ready to create many more memories!






Website: www.thenaturesco.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/thenaturesco

Twitter Page: twitter.com/Thenaturesco

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/the-natures-co

Pinterest: pinterest.com/thenaturesco/

Instagram:http://instagram.com/thenaturesco






Store Addresses:



Delhi

Shop No S-12(b), 2nd floor, Plot No. A-3, Select CITYWALK, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi - 110 017.

T: +91 11 46150600




Mumbai

Store LG007, Lower Ground floor, Infiniti Mall, Link Road, Malad (West), Mumbai-400064.

T: 022-42958769



Unit G-77, Ground floor, R City Mall, L. B. S. Marg, Ghatkopar (West), Mumbai-400086.

T: 022-66429804




Kolkata

Shop S-010, ground floor, South City Mall, 375, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata-700068.

T: 033-40643506




Pune

Unit No.F-38,1st Floor, Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar, Pune – 411014.

T: +91 20 66890338




Bangalore

Unit G-08, Ground Floor, Phoenix Marketcity, Mahadevpura Post, Whitefield Road, Bangalore - 560048.

T: +91 80 67266187




Chennai

Shop No. S-012, Ground floor, Express Avenue, 50L, Whites Road, Roypettah High Road, Chennai - 600 014.



T: +91 44 28464009



Monday, July 29, 2013

VELLVETTE BOX JULY

                   Hello girls, I received my Vellvette Box this morning and that too without any damage.....big achievement...yayyyyy!!!!! So here are what all I received this month. Sadly enough I was not sent the Layla Nail Polish. You all know Nail Polish= <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
























Love the bright pink ribbon


























The theme of July is 'Quick Fix'

























Very carefully Bubble wrapped





























I am using a few Sally Hansen products and loving them, have high expectations from this one. Actually I am searching for good base coats- strengthening or otherwise, so this is the best product in this box for me.






























I sprayed it on and it was gone in say 2 mins...dud































Like all my blogger friends are complaining about these nail appliques, I haven't had the courage to put them on. May be someday when I am free and have a lot of time to spare, I will use these.






























I haven't opened the seal as yet but I am happy to get this as I have never tried any glitter mascara.




Overall I am happy with this box, the body mist doesn't make much sense but other than that its a mediocre box. But Vellvette has not been able to keep up to their theme "Quick Fix". Thank you and have a Happy Monday :D


Sunday, July 28, 2013

LAKME CC (COMPLEXION CARE) CREAM- BEIGE- REVIEW























All In 1
Instant Skin Stylist
SPF 20

30 ml for INR 250

Lakme Says: -
Instantly
* Protects
* Moisturizes
* Bightens
* Evens Skin Tone
* Conceals
* Freshens

This instant skin stylist brings together all the goodness of your daily skin cream with just the right touch of make-up to gives you skin that looks styled by an expert, everyday.



Available Shades:

Beige- For fair to medium skin tone

Bronze- For dusky skin tone













































































Usage: For best results dab over cleansed skin & blend in till absorbed for instant brighteness & a perfect finish. Use every day.


Caution: Avoid contact with eyes. Wash your eyes thoroughly with clean water in case of eye contact.


Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Potassium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dsteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Cholestrol, Bisabolol, Perfume, DMDM Hydantoin, Dimethicone, Sucrose Distearate, Allantoin Tocopheryl Acatate, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, BHT, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Zinziber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, CI 77491, 77492, 77499























































My Opinion: - There have been a lot of Brands launching Tinted Moisturizers and called them BB Creams. Anyways, I was a little intrigued when our very own Lakme was sitting silently. And then one fine day they jumped a step ahead and launched the so-called CC Cream. But please don't be mistaken by the term 'CC' as in case of Lakme it is "Complexion Care" instead of the original concept of "Color Correcting" or "Color Control". Now coming back to the review of Lakme CC Cream, it comes boxed in a dark metallic pink cardboard box with the word Lakme in silver fonts. Inside the box rests the golden beige tube with a silver screw-on cap which makes the product travel safe, hygienic and easy to dispense. Its nearly a month I have been using it, but not on a daily basis. Here I am reviewing the Shade "Beige" which is good for fair to medium and suits me to the T. But I can tell you here itself that I am liking the product a lot. Read on to know why.....

























































               Now coming to the fragrance part, which is a big deal for me, I don't seem to like it a lot. I know the fragrance is typical Lakme scent which you would get in their sunscreens, some of the foundations and specially the Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Compact. But for some reason I am not liking the artificial kind of scent with a slight floral touch in this CC Cream. Thankfully this scent fades off upon application and totally goes off after a couple of minutes or so. The texture of this CC Cream is very creamy and thick looking but actually it is somewhere in between a cream and a lotion. The consistency is buttery, creamy and light-weight. Now blending it is very easy, apply it on dots all over face & neck and blend out with fingertips. Within seconds it is gone and my skin looks like it has nothing on it, it looks naturally even tone and beautiful.


























                    I dare not apply my regular moisturizer underneath this CC Cream as it makes my skin oily in no time. I skip, though I know I should not, moisturizer and apply this cream all over my face & neck and spread with fingertips, not much blending is required, just spreading and patting with fingertips is enough to give my skin an even tone. It gives a semi-matte look at first but settles down to a more dewy kind of look. I layer this cream under my eyes, on uneven skin around my mouth and over the red pimples which are still sitting pretty on my face. Inspite of this layering it does not give that caked-up look instead gives that not-made-up look which we all want to achieve. This Cream minimizes the pores around my nose which I never expected from it. Apart from this, it hydrates well enough and since I have very oily skin I am not much liking this quality :P But dry to normal skin beauties will love this CC Cream for this very quality I suppose.


























                   Coming to the staying power of this CC Cream, it stays on my skin the entire day without fading, disappearing or signs of blotchiness. But it makes my skin shiny as well greasy in about 4-5 hours when I am in Air-Conditioned environment and 2+ hours when I am in non-air condition environment. I have to use blotting sheets specially on my T-zone and dust my face with a translucent powder atleast twice a day, sometimes 3 times before I reach home from office. This CC Cream gives sheer to medium coverage and is buildable without the cakey look. It blurs out the spots and flaws and hides slight circles under my eyes but I have serious doubts that this CC Cream does not have the ability to cover up major flaws. It truly keeps the skin fresh looking through out the day but not without your dose of translucent powder. I use it on days when my skin looks good naturally and can do without a the coverage of a foundation and concealer. Also I donot need an extra layer of sunscreen on my face & neck since this cream comes with SPF 20 and mostly (90% of the time) I sit in my office. But if I had to travel or stay out in the sun for some reason and I would not skip my sunscreen.
























Pros:


* Affordable & Easily Available

* Most claims are true (Protects, hydrates, brightens, freshens, even out the skin & conceals to some extent)

* Gives sheer to medium coverage

* Gives a not-made-up look, even after layer

* Does not cakes up

* Stays on my skin for the entire day, but with 2-3 times of re-touchings

* Blends like a dream

* Works so well when priced at Rs 250, that makes me happy



























Cons:



* SPF is low at 20

* Makes my skin oily and I need to keep doing touch-ups

* I don't seem to like the fragrance, but that's only me

* Only 2 shades cannot do justice to all the beautiful warm Indian Skin Tones


* Comes off easily on anything it comes in contact with, say tissues, collars, cell phone screen etc




                   I rate Lakme CC (Complexion Care) Cream in Beige 4 out of 5 since the cons are not that serious. The texture of this cream will very well suit dry & normal skin but during these hot & humid summers it is not definitely for oilies like me. If like me you sit in the AC whole day, then also you would need  touch-ups if you are as conscious as me. There has been a lot of difference of opinion regarding the shades- "Beige" & "Bronze", so it is necessary to check the shades for yourself in the stores itself for a good match. Well girlies, go ahead and indulge in India's first CC Cream, at Rs 250 you have nothing much to lose.



Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also tell us about India's first CC Cream. Thank you and have an awesome Sunday :)



THE ONLY RED IS ELLIS RED- PR INFO





















                   Ellis Faas signature colour Ellis Red is the only lip shade that is available in three different textures: the luscious, classic Creamy Lips, the lighter texture Milky Lips and the non-sticky gloss Glazed Lips. Difficult to choose? Not anymore! Because they are NOW AVAILABLE AS A SET! The Ellis Red Set contains Ellis Red in each of the three textures and it comes at a special price.




                  Ellis Red is the best example of our Human Colours concept and therefore suitable for any style, age or skintone. All Ellis Red products are lightweight, long-lasting and easy to apply. Paraben-free and loaded with Vitamin E, they also blend into the lips without leaving a sticky residue, leaving the lips soft and conditioned.



Thursday, July 25, 2013

COLORBAR CHIC CHEEKS CONTOURING BRUSH- REVIEW





























1 Unit for INR 475



Colorbar Says: - Calling all fashionistas to add some fun to every beauty job that needs to be done. Colorbar Accessories - on serious beauty-duty all day, so you can stay fabulous at work and play. Get, set, gorgeous!




Contouring Brush: The little pink secret behind gorgeous cheekbones! Sculpt and spellbind with this angled brush that defines your cheeks in simple sweeps. The soft slant easily hugs the contours of your face to shape, build build color and highlight effortlessly.
































How To Use: Glide the brush over color and apply by holding the brush with longer fibers towards the outer edge of your face. Contour the cheeks by blending color inwards. Gently clean the brush by washing with mild shampoo and cold water, rinse and leave to air-dry.






























My Opinion: - Last in the list of face brushes is the Chic Cheeks Contouring Brush. After my disappointment with the First Impressions Powder Brush and the Keep Blushing Blush Brush, I had no expectations from this contouring brush. First lets come its packaging, I love the chubby white handle, shiny black ferrule and the bright pink bristles. And this is the very reason why I bought the entire array of brushes immediately upon seeing them. Wrong decision !!!! I know I know....


























                 The bristles of this brush are comparatively softer than the other two brushes- blush brush & powder brush. Here also the bristles are not soft as we would expect from a face brush but they are not scratchy and rough on the skin. Then the bristles are dense but enough fluffy to give good blending. And since the brush is on the fluffier side it picks up the right amount of product thereby reducing product wastage. The shape is perfect to fit into the hollows of the cheeks, and also fits the contours of the face. The shape of the brush is slanted but its a little big compared to the other contouring brushes I have used. I find it difficult to contour my nose, temples etc.

























                      The bristles being synthetic, this brush is easy to wash and dries off fast (overnight). The bristles don't stain and has retained their shape after numerous washes unlike the blush brush. But with each wash a couple of bristles keep on shedding, nothing serious here but it does shed with every wash. Also when this brush was new, the bristles were not evenly cut, I could clearly see some long ones poking through the rest of the bristles. Same as the other 2 brushes with bright bristles, this contouring brush also bleds upon washing. These Colorbar brushes are not labelled- not named and not even numbered... why this cruelty to these pretty little things???





CAN YOU SEE THOSE LONGER BRISTLES HERE & THERE























Pros:


* Affordable & Easily Available

* Softer than the powder & blush brushes

* Slanted shape helps to fit into the hollows of the cheeks

* Attractive Packaging

* Blends the product well

* Picks up right amount of product

* Easy to wash & Dries off fast




Cons:


* Brush could have been a little smaller, for ease of contouring of smaller areas

* Sheds every time when washed

* Bleeds upon washing

* Not as soft as a face brush should be but not rough & scratchy like the powder & blush brushes



                 I rate Colorbar Chic Cheeks Contouring Brush 3.75 out of 5. This brush is an improvement over the other brushes with bright pink bristles but this one is also an average or may be below average if compared to Vega, TBS, Oriflame brushes. Colorbar, if you are reading this then please do work out on your brushes, specially the face brushes as the eye brushes much better compared to these. I feel ashamed to give such low rating to a brand I call my fave but everyone owing/using these brushes would know that I am absolutely honestly reviewing them here.



Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also tell us about your favorite Contouring Brush. Thank you and have an awesome night ahead :)





INDOLA rolls out a red carpet to international hair color & trends with Smart Streetstyle Collection 2013- PR INFO

~ International Stylist, Dieter Kaiser unveils the 5 hot trends for the year ~ 




Bangalore, July 25, 2013: Bangalore was dressed with glamour and excitement with the arrival of one of the most anticipated hair events of the year – Smart Streetstyle Collection, the annual hair trend show for the hairdressers by INDOLA. The show that stepped into the fantastic second season was graced by leading Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi, International Hairstylist Dieter Kaiser and Murali Sundar, Country Head, Henkel Beauty care.




Dieter Kaiser, leading international hairstylist showcased the 2nd edition of the annual trends and techniques inspired by fashion bloggers from the all corners of the world. The five hot trends distilled from the insights of the world’s top bloggers - 3-D Dreams, Galactic Glamour, Hack Attack, Pure Simplicity and Romantic Youth. The show culminated with a stunning catwalk by Ragini Dwivedi and models sporting the styles, presented by Dieter.




“In the short span of two years, Indola Professional, our brand for the young and trendy fashion savvy genre has got tremendous response and the smart streetstyle collection show has become an inspirational platform for the hair stylists to learn the hottest trends of the world. The overwhelming response from the hairdressers has encouraged us to take the show on a bigger platform and expand it further,” said Mr. Murali Sundar, Country Head, Henkel Beauty Care.




At the unveiling of the smart street collection 2013, leading International hair stylist Dieter says, “It has always been exciting to be a part of Indola’s Smart Streetstyle Collection tour. As a hairdresser, there is no better feeling than clients sporting your styles and setting up statement for the aspiring stylists to follow. It is worthwhile and motivates me further to present styles that will the aspire the hair stylists.”




Bringing the hottest hair trends from the streets across the world, the collection showcased the favoutire element of hair stylists – ‘assortment’, styles that are created from an exclusive trend interpretation for every client who walks into a salon. Inspired by the bloggers, the styles have the power to inspire every professional to create, 3D Dreams, a bold style statement with structural shapes and exaggerated silhouettes dominating with bold flashes of colour, Hack Attack, a trend to embrace the energy of the Urban Unique with multi textured and layered shapes in fashion forward colours. Galactic Glamour, a pristine drama, punctuated by electric colour effects, Pure Simplicity, a gorgeous style with a beautifully understated cut and colours that are restrained, soft and very sexy and Romantic Youth, a style that is timeless whether boho feminine or sky-high styling.

The creativity of the Indola team adds edge to the simplest of cut and colours, creating styles that give hairstylists across the country an exposure to the global technical edge and trend to turn heads of the onlooker. The 8 city tour that was unveiled in Bangalore today, will now travel to Kochi, Chennai Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow and Ludhiana and present the global trends to hair stylists across.





About INDOLA:




Indola is part of Henkel Beauty Care, a business unit of the Henkel Group, Germany, Düsseldorf. Indola is the International, salon exclusive, young, fresh and smart alternative. For over 75 years we've been supporting and celebrating independent hairdressers by offering a smart quality assortment and innovations that best suits them. Indola is present in 65 countries across the world and offers Colour, Care, Form and Styling. Their well known international brands include Profession (color), Innova (care and styling) and Designer Silk Straight (form).



Log on to: www.INDOLA.com



Smartstreet Collection 2013







































































































COLORBAR KEEP BLUSHING BLUSH BRUSH- REVIEW
























1 Unit for INR 475


Colorbar Says: - Calling all fashionistas to add some fun to every beauty job that needs to be done. Colorbar Accessories - on serious beauty-duty all day, so you can stay fabulous at work and play. Get, set, gorgeous!


Blush Brush: Look no further if you've been searching for that happy blush you get when your heart's been racing! This perky pink brush applies just the right bit of color to take every skin tone from drab to fab in a flash.


How To Use: Stroke the brush over color, smile and brush across the apples of your cheeks working outwards. Lightly dust over the high points of your face for that cheeky glow! Gently clean the brush by washing with mild shampoo and cold water, rinse and leave to air-dry. 

































My Opinion: - Now comes the review of the Keep Blushing Blush Brush which too has the same white chubby handle, shiny black ferrule and bright pink bristles. This one is very similar to the First Impressions Powder Brush, just the bristles are shorter and rounded. The shape of the brush is curved and the bristles are a little over an inch. This brush too comes in a reusable black shiny zip-lock pack which doubles as a brush guard. And then same story continues......



























Here again the pretty bright bristles are scratchy at the very beginning. But upon washing this brush again and again many many times it has soften to some extent but then not to the point of softness. Though this brush is easy to wash and dries fast, say overnight, it looks frayed after it dries. I have to use a brush guard from another brush to keep it in shape and only that can get the bristles to a manageable position. But after that it is back to normal and works well. Ohh yes the bristles as in all the other brushes is synthetic. This brush sheds a few bristles only on the first wash and after that it never shed till date. But like the powder brush it also bleeds and makes the water pink.





LOOKS SIMILAR TO POWDER BRUSH WHEN IT WAS NEW























Now coming to the functionality to this blush brush, this brush is dense as well as fluffy but to the right extent. It picks up the right amount of blush and deposits on my skin. The blending is also of average level, nothing very special but it blends the blush quite well into my skin. If you swirl this brush over a pan of blush you will see a lot of loose product thereafter in the pan as the rough bristles will dig into the soft blush. Also due to this factor you need to use this blush brush with a very light hand or you might get overdone cheeks.




SEE HOW THE BRISTLES FRAYED AFTER WASHING




















The brush handle is chubby and therefore it is quite easy to handle, actually the entire make up of the brush is very attractive. It seems Colorbar has not given much thought into the making of these brushes as much as they have paid attention to their packaging. The Vega Brushes, Oriflame Brushes come with a lesser price tag and are much better than these Colorbar Brushes. And then The Body Shop Brushes are so much better but a little more pricey than these ones. These brushes are good for newbies actually, they are good to practice with and to learn techniques with. But for us, bloggers or girls who apply blusher on a daily basis and have been using  Sigma, TBS,Coastal Scents, Vega, Oriflame and now recently the Real Techniques Brushes, it is difficult to say much good things about these Colorbar Brushes.




























Pros: 


* Affordable & Easily Available

* Attractive Packaging

* Sturdy handle helps in good grip

* Densely packed bristles are fluffy, which helps in picking up right amount of product

* The Brush shape is curved and rounded, this makes the blending convenient

* Shedding during first wash only





Cons:


* Bristles are frayed & loose their shape after washing

* Bleeds upon washing

* Bristles are rough and in a way scratchy, can never be called soft

* Rs 475 for this quality is not pricey?





                     I rate Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush 3.5 out of 5. You get better brushes in the same price range or even for less in the market which are way soft and better. I love Colorbar as a brand, I have always liked it products or had the concept that they make some of the best products at an affordable price tag but regarding these brushes I wouldn't be able to say good things. I am so disappointed :(



Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also tell us about your favorite Blush Brush. Thank you and have a great Thursday :)



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

COLORBAR FIRST IMPRESSIONS POWDER BRUSH- REVIEW























1 Unit for INR 475

Colorbar Says: - Colorbar Says: - Calling all fashionistas to add some fun to every beauty job that needs to be done. Colorbar Accessories - on serious beauty-duty all day, so you can stay fabulous at work and play. Get, set, gorgeous!

Powder Brush: - Meet the fluffy pouf with oomph! This plump powder brush is a charmer that blends all kinds of powders to give you a camera-ready face every stoke, everyday. The soft, rounded bristles say no to powderiness or caking for a smooth, even finish.































How To Use:

Stroke the brush over powder and tap off excess. Blend well using circular movements - start fro the centre of your face and work outwards. Gently clean the brush by washing with mild shampoo and cold water, rinse and leave to air-dry.






























My Opinion: - Yesterday I reviewed the Picture Perfect Foundation Brush and today I am following suit with Colorbar First Impressions Powder Brush today. Colorbar has done an amazing job with the packaging of these brushes- white chubby handles, black ferrules and bright pink bristles. I went for these brushes just for the pretty, good-looking colorful packaging, they are very attractive!!!! Colorbar has introduced 4 face brushes- foundation brush, powder brush, blush brush & contouring brush and the only face brush with orange bristles is the foundation brush reviewed yesterday. Rest of the face brushes are similar to looking, specially the powder brush and blush brush are very similar.


























                          So coming back to the review, the powder brush is dense but fluffy. The very pretty looking bright pink bristles were scratchy like hell when I first used it. It felt like a jharoo would, on my face, seriously it was that scratchy and rough against my face. But after washing it numerous times week after week it has become a little less scratchy and a tad bit less rough. But no way I can call it a soft brush as it still remains rough and scratchy to some extent. The bristles of the brush are not rounded but more of a flatten type which actually is good for powder application/blending/dusting off, I think. The bristles are 1 1/2 inches long and synthetic and looks like thin strings of plastic/nylon (sorry can't decide)

























                                 Now I have been using this brush since months regularly to blend in my compact and dust off my loose powder. This bristles remains unstained and has retained it original shape after numerous washes. But it did shed upon washing initially but not now. Now the shedding has stopped. This brush is easy to wash and dries off soon, say overnight. That's a good thing since this brush is quite dense. But because it is dense and fluffy it picks up very minimum say required amount of powder in one go and blends it well into my skin. For Rs 475, I never expected a small little bright pink jharoo for my face :P


























Pros:


* Affordable & Easily Available

* Attractive packaging with reusable zip-lock pack

* Easy to wash

* Dries fast

* There was initial shedding while washing but later on it stopped

* After numerous washes, the bristles still retains the original shape

* Picks up required amount of product



























Cons:


* Bristles are Scratchy & Rough on my skin

* The deep pink color of the bristles bleeds while washing

* Shedding of bristles was seen in the beginning



                   I rate Colorbar First Impressions Powder Brush 3.5 out of 5, I deliberately called it a pretty pink jharoo. Do I need to say anything else!!!! Other than looks, nothing else is appreciable about this brush. I hate giving such low rating to a product from one of my fave brands. I love Colorbar as a brand and max products are hits with me but these brushes I couldn't bear :(



Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also tell us about your favorite Powder Brush. Thank you and have a great day ahead :)


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