Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Congratulations To Winners Of BB Cream Contest !!!

I would start by profusely asking for forgiveness - I have been away for quite sometime now - Have been irregular in blogosphere and I am also guilty of not stopping by all the beautiful blogs I read everyday . . .

You all have been extremely patient and loving and I thank all of you for participating in this contest. . . All of you who missed out on this one or couldn't enter... No Worries !!! I have TWO MORE GIVEAWAYS COMING UP !!!!!


Pooja G 

Jinal Patel

Honey Shrivastava 


Swati - Swati was kind enough to let me know that she has already won this contest on other blog - So New Winner is "Nids Gautam "




Prayati Baxi 


I have mailed each one of you beauties - Please reply back with shipping details . .  Please reply me back within 24 hours. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pamper Yourself at Lakmé Salon and Get Invited to Lakmé Fashion Week

Lakmé Fashion Week has been the epitome of glitz and glamour since more than a decade. Lakmé Salon now gives YOU the opportunity to experience this glamorous occasion firsthand. Lakmé Salon will not only get you passes to Fashion Week, but will also make sure that you look like a million bucks!

Let our Lakmé Salon Experts work their magic on you, leaving you with perfectly primed up hands and feet. Indulge yourself by taking the package mentioned below by Lakmé Salon and receive an invite to Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012. This is your chance to rub shoulders with the pioneers of the Indian Fashion Industry.

Pamper yourself with the Lakmé Salon LFW Nail Package that includes the following:
  • Get a Peppermint, Free spirit or Pure defense manicure and pedicure.
  • Soft Caress Hand & foot Masque.
  • Get the Lakmé Absolute look with the Fast and Fabulous Nail Color service
Visit any Lakmé Salon or Studio in Mumbai and avail this offer to walk the red carpet at LFW.

*Offer Valid only for the first 200 customers that take any of the above services in Mumbai only.
Offer Valid only from 16th February – 1st March 2012*

Monday, February 13, 2012

Be Infallible in Love this Valentine’s Day with L’Oreal Paris

Rejoice the season of Love with Infallible make up amidst a Parisian ambiance

Mumbai, February, 2012: Love is for all seasons and without reason. Yet once a year, comes a day that resonates the sound of beating hearts across the globe. Valentine’s Day brings with it feelings of anticipation and hoping that you look your best for the one you love. Getting ready for the perfect evening is a daunting task.

L’Oréal Paris is here to lend you a hand and ensure that this Valentine’s Day you are infallible in love! One look at you and he will fall in love all over again... Presenting the L’Oréal Paris Infallible ‘Love in Paris’ make up look inspired by the very essence of amour, set  in one of the most romantic cities in the world; Paris.  

Paris, the city of love, celebrates romance with hi- style and glamour. Who doesn’t want to rejoice love the way Parisians do! To recreate the magic of love, so get ready to sizzle the evening, as L’Oreal Paris introduces a new look especially for Valentine’s Day – Infallible- Love in Paris.

And to bring alive the true experience of Paris for all the lovers across India, L’Oréal Paris has gone one step further to bring to you the charismatic ambience of Paris. Picture the joi de vivre of the Champs-Élysées and the Eiffel tower the aroma of a French café with freshly baked baguettes and divine French pastries and you getting a makeover for the perfect Valentine’s Day evening.

Leave your worries aside as L’Oreal Paris expert creates a look using the star products of the month- the infallible range which includes infallible foundation, infallible concealer, the infallible press powder and Infallible Le Rouge. The eyes will be done up with Open eyes pro Eye- shadow, Super Liner 24H and Double-extension mascara.

That’s not all. L’Oreal Paris has some amazing offers as a token of love, which includes:

a) On purchase of L’Oreal Paris Skin and Make Up products worth 1800/-.
Get a free card, on scratching the card get an assured gift. ONE LUCKY WINNER wins AN ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO PARIS FOR TWO, for 3 days & 2 nights,

b) Win a free Eiffel tower keychain, on the purchase of L’Oreal Paris Skin and Make Up products worth 1500/-.

So come, visit the L’Oreal Paris boutique this Valentine’s Day, where the city of love awaits you to dress you up for the perfect evening.

Lakme Launches new Sun- Expert Range

Challenge the Sun with the new Lakmé Sun Expert Range
Now relax in the sun without the fear of skin damage

Mumbai, February 2012: Don’t you just hate it when your skin gets darker every time you are out in the sun? Tanning, which is visible on your skin, is a sign that deep down in your skin’s derma-layers, damages like sun spots, pigmentation, age lines and more, are forming. Scientific studies show that tanning is proof of deep-skin damage. That means if you are tanned right now, or have been tanned in the past, there is damage in your skin’s deepest layers. Over time, these damages travel up to your skin’s top layer and become visible as dark spots, dryness, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles.

Block out the sun-rays and protect your skin from within by using the new Lakmé Sun Expert Range. The range offers broad spectrum sunscreens that gives you up-to 97% protection from harmful effects of the sun and protects from deep-skin damage caused by the sun. The sunscreens range from SPF 24 to SPF 50 and PA+, PA++ and PA+++ includes specific sunscreens for dry, oily and normal skin. The Lakmé Sun Expert After Sun range offers a Skin Lightening Gel, Skin Lightening Mask, and Skin Lightening Face wash,  perfect to give your skin a radiant glow after a long day in the sun


Lakmé  Sun Expert Range Product Details

Lakmé Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 24 PA ++: For all skin types
          Broad spectrum UV protection
          SPF 24 protects the skin from UVB rays
          PA++ protects the skin from the major contributor to skin damage, UVA rays
          Daily sunscreen formulation with antioxidant-rich ingredients such as cucumber, lemon grass extracts and Vitamin B3 to protect your skin and correct past sun damage, dark spots and pigmentation
          Available at Rs. 99 for 60ml, Rs. 175 for 120 ml and Rs. 230 for 200ml


Lakmé Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 30 PA +: For Oily Skin
          Broad spectrum UV protection, keeping your skin looking fresh and oil-free
          PA+ shields the skin from the harmful UVA rays
          SPF 30 protects the skin from UVB rays
          Lightweight, non- oily sunscreen with mineral clay  for superior oil control and
            vitamin rich ingredients such as cucumber and lemon grass extracts to protect
            the skin and correct past skin blemishes
          Regular usage makes your skin many shades lighter
          Available at Rs. 179 for 50ml, Rs. 250 for 100 ml


Lakmé Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 30 PA ++: For normal to dry skin
          Broad spectrum UV protection, keeping your skin looking fresh and oil-free
          PA++ shields the skin from the harmful UVA rays
          SPF 30 protects the skin from UVB rays
          Lightweight, non- oily sunscreen with mineral clay  for superior oil control and vitamin rich ingredients such as cucumber and lemon grass extracts to protect the skin and correct past skin blemishes
          Regular usage makes your skin many shades lighter
          Available at Rs. 199 for 50ml, Rs. 279 for 100 ml


Lakmé Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 50 PA +++: For normal to dry skin
          High performance sunscreen that gives complete UV protection, no matter
            how strong the rays are
          SPF 50 gives 97% skin protection from UVB rays
          PA +++ keeps skin completely safe from harmful UVA rays
          Cucumber and lemon grass extracts moisturize the skin and make it glow
            even more
          Available at Rs. 99 for 15ml, Rs. 350 for 30ml, Rs. 425 for 100ml



Lakmé Sun Expert Skin Lightening + De-Tan After Sun Face Wash: For all skin types
 •          Specially formulated with UV filters and anti-tan skin soothing ingredients
          Cleanses and soothes sun exposed skin,
          Infused with cucumber and lemon grass
          Deep cleanses each pore
          Protects and soothes skin from common forms of skin irritation post sun exposure, leaving it soft, tingling fresh and clean
        Available at Rs. 75 for 50g, Rs. 135 for 100 g

Lakmé Sun Expert Skin Lightening + De-Tan After Sun-Gel: For all skin types

          Light, cooling, moisturising gel that fights harsh damage
          Lightens sun tan, uneven skin tone and corrects blemished skin
          Packed with cucumber and lemon grass extracts
          Provides total hydration, leaving skin radiant at all times
          Available at Rs. 145 for 50g


Lakmé Sun Expert Skin Lightening + De-Tan After Sun Face Mask: For all skin types
       Easy rinse-off mask that soothes tanned skin and brightens it
       Natural clay fights sun darkening and lighten skin with regular usage
       Infused with cucumber and lemon grass extracts that detoxify and soothe the skin, leaving it soft, clean and tingling fresh
       Available at Rs. 150 for 50g

What is different about the Lakmé Sun Expert Range?

·         Superior protection: Lakmé Sun Expert range provides complete protection from the sun’s harmful rays. It provides superior protection against both UVA and UVB rays to keep skin healthy and beautiful.
®            SPF blocks UVB rays which cause sunburn.
®            PA protects against UVA rays that cause deep-skin damage

·         Dermatologist-tested : Lakmé  Sun Expert range has been carefully formulated by Lakmé  skin experts, and is tested by dermatologists

·         Non-comedogenic and Hypo allergic: Lakmé Sun Expert range is non-comedogenic and Hypoallergenic. Non-comedogenic products do not clog pores and hence do not cause acne or breakouts. Hypoallergenic product is one which is proven to cause fewer allergic reactions against skin. A Hypoallergenic sunscreen is absolutely safe to use on facial skin and body

·         Non-greasy Formula: Lakmé Sun Expert range has a non-greasy light feel formula that spreads easily on the skin to give maximum protection from the sun’s harmful rays. So there is no reason to worry about skin becoming oily or sticky post sunscreen application

·         Wide range of Protection: The Lakmé Sun Expert range features a wide range of sunscreens. So depending on skin type and the number of hours you spend in the sun, you can choose a sunscreen that’s right for you. Lakmé Sun Expert also has a range of After Sun products to heal and repair skin post sun-exposure

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

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Maybelline BB Cream Review & Contest - 10 Winners to Experience Magic ! !

BB Cream is all "GAGA" in Blogsville, I am no exception when it comes to wonders of product - I had to try out the Cream to experience the magic for myself.

I promise to  keep this review "Short & Sweet"  - So that You now what to expect when you "Win" this tube full of JOY !!!
I tried out the shade - Nude, Which perfectly matches my skintone. The shade blends into my skin like a dream and you don't feel like your wearing anything heavy or greasy on your face. This product is so good at multi-tasking !! It is a perfect moisturizer, anti-blemish cream, Makeup base and concealer !!! I love the fact that i don't feel that oily, greasy feeling after few hours of application - it hydrates my skin just perfect and also helps to take care of that light pimple scars.

The fresh look it gives on my face is amazing !! It takes care of little redness here and there and evens your skin tone very well. This cream didn't break me out and works perfectly for me. I have been wearing this cream daily now and I can see the difference it has made for me. . . .

This Product is totally a HIT !! I would recommend this to all you beauties out there - Try it and Experience the Magic For Yourself !!!


In keeping with this season’s international trend to ‘GO NUDE’ with make- up, Maybelline New York introduces India's 1st revolutionary product, the BB Cream. The hottest new skincare trend is now in India!

maybelline bb cream

The new BB cream works pretty much like a tinted moisturizer and provides just the right amount of coverage like a foundation thus resulting in a very natural, no make-up look. With all the benefits of a sun block and a moisturizer giving you a sublimely fresh, softer & richer look. Maybelline New York’s BB cream contains 8 healthy minerals which work to give 8 healthy skin results. It instantly transforms your skin by giving it a healthy glow and works on imperfections to result in an even toned, natural look and all this while taking care of your skin. It keeps skin hydrated all day long and protects with its SPF 21/PA+++ enriched formula. Perfect for daily use, now get beautiful glowing skin, which is better than your natural skin! The BB Cream comes in a compact, travel-friendly squeeze tube and is available in 3 unique shades – Nude, radiant and natural, perfect for Indian skin tones. Grab this for just Rs.199/-.

 How to Win the Contest:

To win it, simply leave your email address and comment below - Tell me which of the following 8 benefits will be most helpful for your skin and why?

- Instantly brightens
- Evens tones
- Freshens
- Mattifies
- Protects with SPF 21/ PA+++
- Conceals
- Hydrates

If your answer is convincing, I will send across this revolutionary cream to you.

Subscribe to my email  updates to be eligible.
For Indian Residents Only.
Contest Ends on 21st February !!! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

GlossyBox Giveaway Ended !!!! Congrats Winner !!!

I am so sorry I was not active in blogsville - I had been out of town for a few days - Now that the contest has ended -  Its time to announce the GlossyBox Giveaway winner.

I want to thank all of those who participated - The response I got over was more than I expected it to be - Since everyone's hosting GlossyBox giveaways on their blogs. Each one of the entry was special to me and I was amazed to hear from each one of you - The funny experiences and the secret beauty tips you all shared made it so special !!!

So Let me announce the winner of the GlossyBox Giveaway --------


Namitha Kashyap From Life is a Fairytale <3 

There's still more Left girls - - I am introducing a brand new contest immediately this evening !!!! 

Stay tuned and keep those entries coming !!! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Body Shop launches ChocoMania, Nutriganics Drops Of Youth and Born Lippy


Looking for a new you to accompany the new year? You’re in the right place. In 2012, The Body Shop is bursting with fresh colours, luxurious textures and fairly traded products that give back to the community as much as they help you look – and feel – great.

With innovation, community and natural beauty at our heart, there’s never been a better Time to discover everything we have to offer.

With Valentine’s Day drawing nearer, thoughts of true romance are front of mind – and what Better way to celebrate than with the food that has inspired countless love affairs throughout


This February, The Body Shop is proud to launch Chocó mania, a lavish celebration of The timeless ingredient that continues to capture our hearts and our imaginations today. From classic ingredients to cutting edge science, The Body Shop is also breaking new ground with Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth. An addition to our very first certified organic skincare range to help fight first signs of ageing, Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth is our most potent skincare
Offering yet.
If it’s lip care that you’re after, then Born Lippy delivers. With a pop of colour and a splash of moisture, Born Lippy bursts into 2012 with a bold new image, fresh new formats and Louder-than-life, Pop Art inspired packaging. Got an opinion? Shout it out loud! Born Lippy is fun, cheeky and uncompromising – just like you!



For over 3,000 years, chocolate - like gold - has had universal appeal. From kings and queens, to laborers and laymen, chocolate has inspired, tempted and tantalized. Once the culinary privilege of the wealthy and famous, chocolate has worked its way into our hearts and lives. And for the chocoholics amongst us, we’ve got some news to get your blood racing: our new Chocó mania bath & body range is here.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Chocó mania is a decadent, sensuous and indulgent range guaranteed to plunge you, your skin and your senses straight into chocolate heaven. Sin free, pleasure rich and oozing with luxurious texture and fragrance, Chocó mania is irresistible.

With its rich and sumptuous texture, Queen of the Chocó mania range is Chocó mania Body Butter. “Inside every pot is an exclusive formula of 12 Community Fair Trade Ingredients from around the world - making this the most lavish Body Butter from The Body Shop to date. Smooth and seductive, Chocó mania Body Butter simply melts into the skin, combating dryness with 48 hours of intensive moisturisation and releasing a heavenly chocolate fragrance that will make you smell good enough to eat. Can’t get enough? We understand. Thankfully, there’s a whole Chocomania range to enjoy, so you can indulge in the delicious fragrance and sumptuous textures in as many ways as possible. Now, that’s pure luxury.


1. SCRUB: Chocó mania Body Scrub – For a smooth honeyed finish, step into the bath or shower with this chocolatey body scrub which provides expert exfoliation

2. CLEANSE: Chocó mania Shower Cream – Cleanse all over with our creamy body wash that leaves skin supple, cleansed and moisturized. Chocó mania Heart Soap Bars – These heart-shaped soaps are perfect for Cleaning in the shower or just keeping hands soft, cleansed and sweet-smelling

3. MOISTURISE: Chocó mania Body Lotion – A sophisticated light cream body moisturiser for quick and gentle hydration for a silky, smooth finish Chocó mania Body Butter - For when a light touch isn’t enough...a hit of rich, decadent chocolate and luxurious fragrance, this Body Butter provides
48 hours of intensive moisturisation. Chocó mania Lip Butter – Keep temptation at arm’s length by keeping this Lip Butter in your handbag. Delivering soft and silky lips with an intensive,
Chocolate, creamy balm, it’s almost good enough to eat...just don’t leave it near your lips too long or you might just be tempted!


2000 BC:  Amazon: Cocoa, from which chocolate is created, is said to have originated in the Amazon at least 4,000 years ago.

300 AD:  Maya Cult re Cocoa, from which chocolate is created, is said to have Originated in the Amazon at least 4,000 years ago.

1200:  Aztec cultu re : The Aztecs attributed the creation of the cocoa plant to their god Quetzalcoatl who descended from heaven on a beam of a morning star carrying a cocoa tree stolen from paradise.

1492: Columbus Returns in Triumph From America King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were presented with many strange and wonderful things… including a few dark brown beans that looked like almonds.

1625: Cocoa Beans are Currency in Spain to 200 small cocoa beans were valued at 1 Spanish real, or 4 cents.

1704: The Germans Impose a Tax on Chocolate. Chocolate makes its appearance in Gemany, and Frederick I of Prussia reacts by imposing a tax.

1765: First Chocolate Factory In the USA The production of chocolate proceeded at a faster pace than anywhere else in the world.

1830:  The Drink Became a Confection Solid eating chocolate was developed by J. S. Fry and Sons, a British chocolate maker.

1857: Ghana Develops into an Important Producer. A Portuguese Baron takes the cultivation of cocoa to the African Continent. Members of the Basle Mission in Ghana encourage the growth of this emerging crop, and farmers turn Ghana into one of the most important producers.

1925:  Cocoa is Big Business The New York Cocoa Exchange, located at the World Trade Center, was born so buyers and sellers could get together for transactions.

2012:  The Body Shop launches Chocó mania, a decadent range of chocolate-inspired bath and body range including Chocó mania Body Butter, made from 47% cocoa butter and providing 48 hours of moisturisation.


Science, nature and technology join forces in the latest skincare offering from The Body Shop, with the launch of Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth. Utilising the very latest in plant stem cell technology to help combat first signs of ageing,

Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth is our certified organic alternative to anti-ageing potions. Drop by drop, Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth enhances surface skin renewal, the skin’s natural process of replacing the uppermost dead cells with the new ones beneath. Day by day, Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth reveals smoother, fresher and healthier looking skin. Shed your old skin and step into a new, revitalized you.

Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth can be used in combination with serum, or added to a moisturiser day or night to give a surge of hydration and kick start the cell repair process. Simply massage two to three drops into skin and allow the concentrate to sink in for a few seconds before applying your usual moisturiser or serum.


Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth harnesses the power of plant stem cells harvested from criste-marine (Crithmum maritimum), which grows on the rocky Britanny coastline. Able to survive in the most demanding conditions, criste-marine thrives in dry and inhospitable environments, Sustaining itself by absorbing nutrients from the very air around it. Fortifying Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth is extract of beech bud, with its rich concentration of minerals, trace elements, enzymes and vitamins.
Nourishing, enriching and stimulating, Nutriganics Drops of Youth is a botanical powerhouse. As part of the Nutriganics range, a minimum of 98% of Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth ingredients are derived from natural origins. Silicone and paraben free, Nutriganics contains 20% organic ingredients to deliver natural beauty, naturally.

NutriganicsTM Drops of Youth contains Community Fair Trade organic babassu oil from the COPPALJ co-operative in Maranhão, Brazil. Our trade has helped to empower the women of this collective by turning the traditionally female occupation of shelling and pressing Babassu nuts into a key source of income.
Its 150 members now have a greater say, and new standing and respect in their communities.


Banish fine lines and reveal a fresher, younger you using Nutriganics, our certified organic range designed to help combat the first signs of ageing.
CLEANSE: Wash your face morning and night with Nutriganics™ Foaming Facial Wash to remove impurities, dirt and grime.
MOISTURISE: Follow with Nutriganics™ Smoothing Day Cream and Smoothing Night Cream for complete round-the-clock care.
TREAT: Apply Drops of Youth before your usual moisturiser or serum, as a supplement to your daily regime. Use Smoothing Serum when you need extra hydration and Smoothing Eye Cream for more targeted care. Nutriganics™ Smoothing Mask also makes a great weekly treat.
New Born Lippy from The Body Shop

Let your lips ‘pop’ with colour! Born Lippy bursts back onto the scene this year to moisturize lips and give a splash of color and flavour. Flaunting six new lip balm sticks and a playful redesign of the popular Born Lippy jars, Born Lippy is cheeky, daring, and bold. Got an opinion? Shout it out loud with Born Lippy!

Run-of-the-mill lip balms move over! Born Lippy expertly marries superb hydration with a touch of sheer colour. Enriched with Community Fair Trade ingredients, thirsty lips are treated to a healthy shot of moisture...and with so many delicious flavors, you’ll want to collect them all. Stick or pot, the choice is yours. Make a statement with your selection and let your personality shine through! Which one will you choose today?

The Stick
Young and fresh, these brand new, juicy and delicious lip balm sticks will truly make your pout ‘pop’ with six delicious flavours. Pomegranate, Strawberry, Plum and Pink Berry will leave a lingering sweetness on your lips, while the indulgent Lychee and Toffee are sensationally sweet. With their fashion-forward packaging, these sticks look as great in your handbag as they do on your lips.

The Body Shop has given Born Lippy jars a bold make-over, revitalizing the ever popular flavors of Strawberry, Raspberry, Passion Berry, Watermelon, Pink Guava and Satsuma, giving you a touch of colour with a burst of moisture – gorgeous lips start here!
Priced at Rs.345

What does your Born Lipy say about you?

According to ancient tradition, your favorite fruit says more about you thank you think! How will you shout it out loud? Pomegranate Exotic and outlandish, you have a unique way with words

Raspberry:  Charming and accommodating, what you have to say will always please others

PLUM: A mysterious girl, with many secrets to share... what will you tells today? Passion berry you’re the flirtatious type who likes to tease

PINK BERY: The classic character with a twist, you’ll conform... and then confront!

Satsuma: Fiercely loyal, you’ll protect those around you with strong words and a loud roar!

Toffee: Caring and nurturing, what you have to say is for the best of others

Watermelon:  Cheerful and happy, you’ll shout, laugh and giggle

LYCHEE: Playful as a kitten, you play word games all day

PINK guava: Going somewhere? You’re adventurous and outgoing... and have opinions to match


Born Lippy contains Community Fair Trade beeswax which comes from the mountain forests of the Adamaoua Region of Northern Cameroon, where beekeepers have been harvesting honey from wild forest bees for at least two centuries. Since 2007, The Guiding Hope organisation - supported through our Community Fair Trade programme - has enabled traditional beekeepers to increase the quality and variety of what they sell, and set up a system of ethical trade in which everyone is paid a fair price. Five per cent of Guiding Hope’s profits go back to the beekeeping communities through their charitable arm, The Hope Foundation. Born Lippy also contains Community Fair Trade Marula Oil supplied by the Eudafano Women’s Co-operative of Namibia, helping them to gain economic independence and a new found self-esteem.



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