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Thursday, November 28, 2013

CHRISTMAS NAIL ART WITH POLKA DOTS

                  Hello everyone, Christmas is here and so are the parties. Here I have a nail art which I have taken inspiration from pinterest but its quite different from the original one. I am not a pro and here I have tried my best. I liked the way it came out but you can go ahead with a glitter top coat if you desire. Hope you all enjoy the pictorial






















Step 1- Single coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails as the base coat.

Step 2- Two coats of Colorbar Exclusive Nail Lacquer - Iced Spice on the nails.


























Step 3- Red & green polka dots. Red- Avon Simple Pretty Nail Enamel Royal Red & Green- Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel Noir Emerald.



























Step 4- Red french tip, they don't need to be neat.

























Step 5- A green line to cover up the mistakes of the red french tips, using a stripper.





















Step 6- Finally the top coat to add gloss and seal in the art. Done!!!!


Thanks for bearing with me and have a beautiful day :)


VELLVETTE BAG- NOVEMBER

                             Hello everyone!!! It felt good this time when Vellvette sent out the bags earlier, I received mine last Tuesday. The contents of the bag too were nice, I mean better than the last couple of months. Last month I didn't take the pain to share the contents of my silly blue bag which included a silly blue & pink blush. Anyways coming to the contents of this months bag




















































































Votre Pore Shrink Toner 50 ml
Thalgo Freshness Exfoliator 5 ml


























Mua Power Pout- Full Size (Irreplacable)
Mary Kay Eye Liner Sampler- 2 (Noir)
Mary Kay Lip Liner Sampler- 1 (Plum)


Thank you and have a nice time ahead :)



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ORIFLAME ECOBEAUTY HAND CREAM- REVIEW




75 ml for INR 329


Oriflame Says :- A hand cream that offers immediate nourishment with Fairtrade Organic Coconut Oil and Fairtrade Shea Butter, helping to soften skin and protect against the effects of environmental stressors. Contains moisturising Organic Glycerin and mineral UV filters.


**Ecobeauty products are vegan friendly and bear The Vegan Society, we guarantee all raw materials and final products are free from animal testing, animal fat, gelatin or any ingredients derived from animals.































Ingredients :- Aqua, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Propanediol, Bentonite, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Butyrosermum Parkii Butter, Xanthan Gum, Phenethyl Alcohol, Limonene, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Parfum, Linalool, Maltodextrin, Sigesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Geraniol, Quartz, Citral, CI 77891

























My Opinion : I love the large variety Oriflame has to offer in Hand Creams, I have already reviewed Coconut & Ricemilk Hand Cream and Nourishing Hand Cream for Dry Hands. I use different hand creams at different times- one for the day and another for the night. The one I am using for the day is Oriflame Ecobeauty Hand Cream which I bought many months back but started using since the last month ans a half. This time I chose this particular hand cream as it boosts of being vegan, paraben free and claims to contain 99% organic ingredients. I sit in an air conditioned office whole day and naturally also my hands are on the dry side which turns drier in the winters. Therefore the need of a hand cream arises after each time I wash my hands. 



























                         The hand cream is thick white and light-weight, not sticky or greasy therefore it is perfect for day time use. It has been enough moisturising (but it would not work for very dry skin) since I started using it but now my hands are turning a little drier and I am planning to keep this hand cream aside after this review. The hand cream sinks into my skin in seconds with a little massage and I can almost immediately work on my laptop and handle official documents. The hand cream comes in a white opaque plastic tube with a refreshing green screw-on cap. The tube packaging is ideal for carrying around in your purse and hygienic too. The fragrance of this hand cream is not on the pleasant side but it is not unpleasant as well.



























                       This hand cream washes off with water only without the use of soap so I have to reapply every time I wash my hands. But supposedly I don't wash my hands for a longer period of time, the hand cream and its moisturising effect stays on. Also a small blob of cream is required for each use so the Rs 329 tag for 75 ml is justified, after using it for over a month now nearly half of the cream is left in the tube which I shall use up later. Around September/October the skin on my hands were normal so this cream was working very well for me but now as winter is here I am switching on to a richer hand cream for day time also. Overall a good hand cream for the summers and perfect for day time use as most ladies  prefer a rich formulation for the night.































Pros:


* Good day-time hand cream

* Non-greasy & non-sticky


* Moisturises enough

* Does not transfers to papers, keypad etc

* Contains Organic Coconut Oil & Glycerin and Shea butter

* It's a Vegan hand cream

* Gets absorbed into my hands easily, within seconds

* Does not contains Parabens





Cons:



* Fragrance is not very pleasant but not unbearable as well

* Not for very dry skin

* Available only through Oriflame consultants




                     I rate Oriflame Ecobeauty Hand Cream 4.25 out of 5 as it is vegan and paraben-free. I would suggest using it during the summer months as most ladies would find it non-hydrating for the dry winter months. Another decent non-sticky non-greasy formula from Oriflame which I recommend for use during summer months at day time.


Hope you enjoyed my review, do leave behind your precious comments and share with us experiences with Oriflame Hand Creams. Thank you and have a wonderful day everyone :)



Monday, November 25, 2013

ORIFLAME OPTIMALS WHITE NIGHT CREAM- REVIEW






















Liquorice Extract + Whitening Complex
All Skin Types

50 g for INR 590

Oriflame Says :- Whitening Night Cream, to help hydrate the skin during the night. Contains Liquorice extract to help lighten skin.


Use : Apply to face and neck at night, after cleansing and toning.

























Ingredients :-  Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Peg-40 Stearate, Petrolatum, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Vitis Vinifera, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Sorbitan Stearate, Parfum, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Disodium Edta, Propylparaben, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Morus Bombycis Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Ethylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Phospholipids, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Benzyl Salicylate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 – Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citronellol, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Chondrus Crispus Extract




























A little about the ingredients-

Vitis Vinifera: is our common grapes and its skin extract, leaf extract and the fruit extract is used for their varied properties in cosmetics. It is mainly used for its skin conditioning and antioxidant properties.

Saxifraga Sarmentosa: is an extract of the herb Strawberry Begonia. It is highly known for its skin conditioning and astringent properties.

Morus Bombycis: is an extract found in mulberries which is often used in cosmetics due to the presence of Arbutin. It controls the production of Melanin thereby naturally lightening the skin. It is also high in antioxidants and has anti-aging properties.

Scutellaria Baicalensis: also known as Baikal Scullcap is a genus of flowering plants of the mint family. Its root is used for medicinal purposes. It is a antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory agent.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra: popularly known as Liquorice is used for its moisturising, emollient, smoothing & soothing properties.


Chondrus Crispus Extract: also known as Irish Moss or Carrageen Moss is an moisturising agent used in creams, mask ,wrappings, shampoos and emulsions.
























My Opinion :- After 8 months of reviewing a Garnier Night Cream I never came to reviewing another one here on BDI, not because I repurchased the Garnier one but because I used Aloe Vera Gel & a wonderful Aloe Vera overnight mask all through the summers. Today I am putting forward my views on my latest favorite night cream, Oriflame Optimals White Night Cream. The night cream comes in a glass jar with a silver grey screw-on lid. Also upon opening the main lid you would find a silver foil protector to keep the cream from becoming messy. The packaging is not hygienic as I have to dip my nails in the tub but it is travel-friendly.























                       The fragrance is sweet floral like the other Optimal White Range of products. Most people will like it. The cream is soft creamy and glides on the skin like butter. The consistency of this white night cream is between a gel and a lotion. But it takes time to get absorbed into the skin even after massaging it for a while. The cream just sits there on top of my skin for say 5 mins and thereafter the skin drinks it up. The night cream is not greasy and does not makes my skin oilier, it also is not on the heavier side though it hydrates and moisturises my oily skin well enough.



























                         As you can see from the pics that I have already made more than half way through with this night cream, I must tell you that I like it a lot. I apply it religiously every night after cleansing & toning and gently massage it onto my skin. In the morning my skin is bright and radiant but not at all oily, it also feels soft and supple. The night haven't broken me out and does clog pores, that's the best part. The price is on the higher side but you can wait till the sales and get a good discount. Overall a good night cream for oily skin though Oriflame calls it a product for "all types of skin".
























Pros:


* Light-weight cream

* Non-greasy, non-sticky

* Does not clogs pores

* Mild floral fragrance

* Brightens skin with regular use

* Makes skin soft & supple

* Gives fresh & radiant skin in the morning

* Gives enough moisture & hydration to my oily skin

* Impressive ingredient list




























Cons:


* Not fit for dry and normal skin types though Oriflame claims it suits All Skin Types

* Available only through Oriflame consultants

* Pricey at Rs 590 for 50 gm


                     I rate Oriflame Optimals White Night Cream 4.5 out of 5. It is best suited for oily and combination skin as it is a light weight water based night cream. I love it and plan to repurchase it as soon as I finish it off. Highly recommended for oilies like me who love to flaunt fresh and bright skin.


Hope you enjoyed my review, do leave behind your precious comments and share with us experiences with Night Creams. Thank you and Happy Monday everyone :)


Saturday, November 23, 2013

VASELINE TOTAL MOISTURE ALOE FRESH 24HR NOURISHING LOTION- REVIEW




























For fresh and light feeling skin

100 ml for INR 69


Vaseline Says :- Total Moisture Aloe Fresh Lotion leaves your skin feeling light & fresh. Our 24hr nourishing formula combines Pure aloe+ 3 stratys multi-layer moisture.Absorbing quickly, infusing moisture at top, core and deep down layers of skin.







Ingredients :- Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate & Stearamide AMP, Isopropyl Palmitate, Soft Paraffin, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Dihydroxypropyl Triammonium Chloride, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Carbopol, Tapioca Starch, DMDM Hydrantoin,  
DMDM Hydrantoin & Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Disodium EDTA, Perfume






























My Opinion :- A few hours ago I told you about my day time body lotion and now I am here with my night time body lotion. I am a regular with night body lotions since many many years as I have seen my mom using one every night. Here I am going to put forward my views on Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh 24hr Nourishing Lotion which I use at night as it has no sun protection. This lotion  comes in a green flat tube type plastic opaque bottle with a flip-open lid which shuts tight. This packaging is hygienic and travel-friendly, all Vaseline body lotions comes in similar bottles.































                      The fragrance of this lightweight white body lotion is very light and refreshing, similar to of most the green tea skin care products. I like that fresh scent, it perks me up and lifts my mood. Though this lotion is lightweight, it is creamy and highly moisturising. It keeps my skin well hydrated throughout the night and in the morning my skin is soft and supple. I have also used this body lotion in the day and the effects are same. But since it does not come with sun protection, I prefer to use it at night.

























                     As I have said earlier that when used at night, this body lotion keeps my skin hydrated all throughout the night. But when used in the day, it stays on for 4-5 hours max, then I feel the need to reapply it again as my skin feels a little dry. The 24 hour nourishing claim is too tall to be true from a body costing Rs 69.The body lotion is not greasy though it is thick creamy and it is not sticky either. It gets absorbed into the skin immediately with a little rubbing and unlike Vaseline Healthy White Body Lotion, I don't need to wait before putting on my night dress.




Pros :


* Dirt Cheap & Easily Available

* Travel-friendly & hygienic packaging

* Available in 3 sizes (100 ml, 200 ml & 300 ml)

* Refreshing aloe fragrance

* Lightweight lotion

* No stickiness & no greasiness

* Keeps my skin hydrated throughout the night

* Gives a smooth & silky feel to the skin upon application


























Cons :


* Staying power is only 4-5 hours if used during the day

* 24hr nourishing claim is false

* No Sun Protection



                     I rate Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh 24hr Nourishing Lotion 4 out of 5 as it gives me soft and silky skin in the morning. A good body lotion be used during the summers and that too at night. But I am not repurchasing it as my skin is becoming drier and I need a richer lotion/cream for the cold days.


Hope you enjoyed my review, do leave behind your precious comments and share with us experiences with Body Lotions. Thank you and have a rocking Saturday Night :)


VASELINE HEALTHY WHITE COMPLETE 10 LIGHTENING & ANTI-AGING LOTION- REVIEW





























10 IN 1 Skin Benefits
AHA & Vitamin B3

100 ml for INR 100

Vaseline Says :- New Vaseline Healthy White Lightening Lotion is infused with Skin illuminating minerals, Vitamin B3 and Yogurt serum that go into different layers of epidermis to help re-lighten darkened skin cells, making your skin 4 times fairer and even-toned instantly. Healthy White Lightening Lotion also contains Triple sunscreens that protect your skin from darkening.






























Directions for Use :- Use twice a day for best results.




Ingredients :- Water, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Triethanolamine, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Perfume, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Titanium Dioxide, Propylparaben, Didodium EDTA, Hydrated Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Alginic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Potassium Lactate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lactic Acid, BHT, CI 17200































My Opinion :- I have very oily facial skin but dry limbs & body skin, I know it sounds funny but that's the way my skin is. Body lotions are a must after bath in the morning and at night before hitting the bed. Since last month (read 45 days) I have been using 2 Vaseline Body Lotions, Vaseline Healthy White Complete 10 Lightening & Anti-Aging Lotion for the day & Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh 24hr Nourishing Lotion at night. So let me put forward my views on the one I use during the day first as it is over now and before moving on to another body lotion I must review it for you all. Vaseline Healthy White Complete 10 Lightening & Anti-Aging Lotion comes in a pink flat tube type plastic opaque bottle with a flip-open lid which shuts tight. This packaging is hygienic and travel-friendly.





10 SKIN BENEFITS




















                          The fragrance is sweet floral but I am not a fan of it but it is not overpowering and unbearable. Girlies with sensitive nose will also have no problem with the fragrance of this body lotion. It is a thick lotion but it is creamy and buttery as well. This lotion spreads with ease and gets absorbed into the skin with a gentle rubbing. My skin does not feel greasy and sticky after using this body lotion and I don't need to wait for awhile before putting on my dress. It gives a matte look to my limbs but also it gives enough moisture. The skin looks brighter immediately after application of this body lotion but I couldn't see any skin lightening even after 45 days of use. The skin looks much even-toned and firmer after using this lotion.





















                              I use this body lotion during the day because it boosts of UVA & UVB protection but I am a little confused as the SPF is not declared anywhere on the packaging. The staying power of this body lotion is poor, I feel the need to reapply it after 4 hours of application. The moisturising and hydrating effect also stays on for short and thereafter my skin feels dry. I don't have fine lines and dark spots so I have not formed any opinion regards those issues. But I can say that this body lotion will work wonders for oily/normal (body) skin beauties and the ones like me with dry body skin should try the other varieties like my favorite Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow 24hr Nourishing Lotion




























Pros:


* Affordable & Easily Available

* Travel-friendly and hygienic packaging

* Contains UVA & UVB

* Fragrance is pleasant, nothing special though

* Keeps my skin matte

* No stickiness & no greasiness

* Makes skin brighter & firmer upon application

* Vaseline Body Lotions are available in 3 sizes (100 ml, 200 ml, 300 ml)



























Cons:


* Skin lightening does not seem to be true

* Staying power is horrible on dry skin




                          I rate Vaseline Healthy White Complete 10 Lightening & Anti-Aging Lotion 3.75 out of 5, this is not a body lotion suited for dry skin. But oily skin beauties will love it for day time use. Overall its a good body lotion and the only claim it didn't fulfill is the skin whitening part but I don't think using a lotion can make anyone fair. Recommended for beauties with oily/normal body skin.



Hope you enjoyed my review, do leave behind your precious comments and share with us experiences with Body Lotions. Thank you and have a beautiful day :)


**PRODUCT SENT BY BRAND/PR FOR CONSIDERATION**



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

THE NATURE'S CO BEAUTYWISH BOX- NOVEMBER

                             Last month when most of the blogosphere raved about The Nature's Co Beautywish Box, I sat back and decided to order for November. I did and was sent a questionnaire to fill, I received my Beautywish Box for November yesterday morning. That's how a monthly beauty box should be sent out... a big thanks to TNC for sending out so early. This month's theme seems to be the upcoming/ongoing winters. Everything was laid out inside a pretty girly woolen cap in purple. The beautybox came with 7 products & 3 cards- a Tea Trunk discount card + a lemon green tea bag, TNC complimentary spa treatment card & finally a 35% discount card on all the items sent to me in this box. So let's see what I got in my first beauty box from TNC

































































All the 7 samples....














































1. Vanilla Creamy Body Wash- 20 ml
2. Sweet Almond Foot & Toe Cream- 20 ml
3. Kiwi Hand & Nail Cream- 20 ml (I love this one, have the full size already)



























1. Apple & Guava Hair Cleanser- 25 ml
2. White Peach Body Butter- 25 ml










1. Vanilla Vitamin E Face Cream- 10 ml (Using as night cream)
2. Vanilla Lip Butter- a tiny bit

I am already using few of the above products and liking it but has the box been customized is the big question. But then I am loving the skin care samples and would subscribe for next month as well and then decide whether to go for a long term subscription or not.


Hope you all enjoyed the post. Thank you very much and have a great evening girls :)


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