Saturday, March 31, 2012

Get those Soft Feathery Heels : Vedic Line Soft Heel Cream Review

I admit I don't pay attention to my feet at all - they are the most neglected part of my body - They bear the burnt of daily train travelling where "N" number of people stomp over my foot - Yups the trauma of travelling in locals during peak hours. 

Although I don't suffer from cracked heels - Yet ! but I do have very dry skin hence my feet and specially heels appear dry and cracky most of the times. My mom suffers from cracked heels - Big Time !! So after testing this product for a week on my feet, I donated this cream to my mom who regularly applies it every night. Lets see how it fared -- 
About Vedic line:
Vedic Line has optimum combination of Ayurvedic wisdom & modern scientific research. It uses most advanced active & natural ingredients for the best yet safest results. One can enjoy visibly healthier skin & hair initially & significant improvement overtime.

Product: Vedic Line Soft Heels Cream
Price & Quantity : 125 INR for 65 ml.

What the company claims :
It stimulates blood circulation, repairs cracked heels.It also helps in removing dryness and hardness.Visible results in4-6 days.

Directions to use :
Apply gently on clean heels and feet.Massage till it get absorbed.

Ingredients :
Water, Extract of Amla,  Tomato, Mango, Tamarind, Glycerine, Bees wax, Neem oil, Clove oil and Menthol.

First Look At the Product:
The product comes in a  blue plastic tub like packaging with a screw cap lid. Inside is white colored cream which is neither runny nor too thick in consistency. 

 My Experience with the Product :

The first thing I noticed when I opened up the tub was the smell of the product - the cream chiefly smells of neem and clove .. M not a big fan of this smell but it is not that bothersome and doesnt tend to linger on for long which is fine for me. 

I have applied this cream regularly every night before going to bed. A coined size amount of cream is sufficient for both the feet. The cream spreads easily over the skin and gets soaked in within few minutes.

Still flaunting " Cherry Red" Shade from Lotus Herbals on my toes !!  :D
Regular use of this cream definitely worked on my feet - it moisturized them efficiently and also made my heels soft and smooth. 

I have used this cream after short pedicure sessions at home - the cream gives good results and keeps feet soft and supple throughout the day. 

My mom still uses this cream on daily basis - It has definitely showed results and has filled up her cracked heels. My feet are back to normal state now coz I have stopped applying this cream daily - Guess it's time to start again. 

Love it or Chuck it ? 
Love it !!  I will recommend this cream to anyone who is suffering from dry or cracked heels. This cream will definitely show results in a week's time. 

Please Note: The product was sent by the company's PR for consideration. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monave Cosmetics : You look like yourself, only Better !!

Everytime I use mineral makeup I fall in love with the results they give - A natural look which lasts the whole day. I do not have to worry about breakouts or reaction because the formulations are all  pure, healthy, free of preservatives and chemicals, vegan and gluten free. Today I will be reviewing yet another range of mineral makeup - Monave was kind enough to send me few products to try - Let's see what I got -- 
  • Monave - Face Illuminizer
  • Monave Mineral Blush -  Color Desert Rose 
  • Monave Mineral Bronzer - Color Rum
  • Monave Lip Glaze - Color Bordeaux

Before I get started, A bit about the company ---

About Monave:

The Monavé line of mineral cosmetics includes lip glosses, lipsticks, blush, eye liners, bronzers, mineral makeup foundation, as well as naturally formulated facial skin care and natural hair care products.

Mineral Makeup by Monavé is makeup that you can trust. Full ingredient disclosure reveals a product line based in whole, organic botanical ingredients, and completely gluten-free formulas that are 95% vegan. Monavé has never engaged in animal testing, and chooses the highest quality mineral makeup ingredients, not simply for the press, but for the health and performance of the products. As always, all products are free of paraben preservatives, dyes, and bismuth oxychloride. Monave Mineral Makeup also believes that all women deserve high quality, natural makeup, so Monavé has a wide array of shades for all complexions, lifestyles and ages.

Mineral Makeup by Monavé was awarded first place in The Natural Solutions magazine 2009 Beauty with a Conscience awards!

My Experience with the Products -
  • Face Illuminizer  --
This product is my favorite - It comes as a finely milled powder in a screw cap jar. When I inspected the powder for the first time I thought - This is like any other mineral foundation. I remember using this powder on my friend on her engagement day and It worked amazingly !! The product works best as a setting powder. I set the liquid foundation with this powder which gave best results. The powder sets into the skin to give that natural glowy skin look - It is not "glittery" in the sense that the product adds a radiance and soft look to your skin Without adding glitter. The product does not give that shimmery look like highlighters give but a subtle natural glow look upon application. The powder is very finely milled hence one has to be carefully while handling the product - I have lost quite a bit of the powder which flew off because of the wind.


Blended the Powder  - Can you notice the subtle glow ??

All in all this product is a must for all the brides who desire to get that natural glow look on their face during their wedding rituals and during their honeymoon trip. The product is free from irritants, animal by products, dyes or preservatives making it very skin friendly. 

  • Mineral Blush -- 


The mineral blush comes in a small screw cap jar. The color of the blush will suit any Indian Skin tone. It is a deep shade of red. Again this shade will work the best for any festive seasons - It will look gorgeous on Indian Brides. The blush is quite build-able , apply it lightly over your cheekbones everyday to give that soft warm rosy glow on your cheeks or you can build up the shade to give a shimmery deep rose color. The shimmer in the blush is definitely noticeable - When the lights hit the face - the blush will appear as a pearlescent color on your cheeks - Again Perfect for Indian weddings.  

  • Mineral Bronzer --


This is the product if you are looking for a frosty shimmery glow on your face. This mineral bronzer is perfect for warm skin toned girls looking to achieve that sun kissed look. Again the shade is build-able.  This bronzer can double up as a highlighter and also for contouring purposes. 

  • Lip Glaze -- 

 Bordeaux shade is deep maroon with red micro glitters in it. I thought - Here comes a shade which I will never be able to wear but I was proved wrong.  The lip glaze finishes off smooth and gave slight color on my lips with a glossy finish. The color really complements me and I also liked the staying power of the gloss - it lasted me for good three hours which is quite okay. It is not sticky as other lip glosses which I love and also has no odor or taste.

Love it or Chuck it ?
Definitely Love it !! Although availability is the issue .. These products are worth trying out once to experience that nude natural radiant look. 

Please note:The products were sent by the company's PR for consideration.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Radiance by Nature : Auravedic Pulpy Face Wash Honey Almond

The first time I opened this product - I remember how confused I was .. I just smelled the product and thought - Hmm..Yummy smell ..Dunno how to use it though ... Just keep it for now ....

I stashed away the product in the vanity and a day later I received a mail from Auravedic regarding instructions on how to go about using this face wash. I tried it that very day and I was amazed its results ---

Product: Auravedic Pulpy Face Wash Honey Almond

Price & Quantity: INR 150/- for 50 gms
                                     INR 250/- for 100 gms

What the Company claims ?
This pure moisturizing Face Wash combines honey and sweet almond oil, providing a luxurious blend, gently cleansing, nourishing and rejuvenating the skin, leaving it feel refreshed and invigorated, ready to tackle the day.

Usage: Scoop on to fingertips and gently massage over skin before rinsing it off.

Ingredients: Jojoba oil, Almond oil, Rose oil, Saffron extract, Geranium oil, Neroli oil, Khus oil, Honey, Coconut fatty acid, Triathanolamine, Phenoxyethanol.

First Look At the Product :
The product comes in a tub like packaging with a screw cap lid. The lid opens up to reveal another vacuum lid inside to prevent the spillage of the concentrate. The product is very travel friendly.


My Experience with the Product:

This face wash is certainly one of the kind - It is very unique from all the other regular face washes..  The face wash is a pulp concentrate of Honey and Almond in a oil based formulation. 
The moment you open the tub .. You are greeted with a honey colored gel like concentrate which chiefly has sweet aromatic smell. 
Since the product is in the concentrated form - I take a small pea amount of it and dilute it with few drops of water for wash. 
This product will last you for months easily since you only need a minute amount of the pure pulp everytime you use it.
The diluted face wash goes on smooth onto my facial skin and does not lather like all the other face washes - Has to be - Its FREE OF SLS !!
It is very efficient in cleansing all the dirt and oiliness - giving my skin a squeaky clean feeling and leaving it soft and radiant. 
This product didn't give me any breakouts or reactions.
Also due to extreme high concentrate of the natural extracts, It is advised to keep the face wash away from eyes - It stings like hell  if it gets into your eyes !!!
All Auravedic products advise us that we must check the ingredients list to check if all extracts present may not make it suitable for all skin types. 
This face wash is formulated for dry skin but it worked absolutely fine on my combination skin tone. 
There are also other variants of this Face wash available - Neem Tea Tree Pulpy Face Wash (For oily acne prone skin) &  Rose Saffron Pulpy Face Wash (For Anti Aging and/or Dry Skin). 

Love it or Chuck it ?
Absolutely LOVE IT !!!
I assure you that this product will be your HG face wash from the moment you use it !!

Please note - The product was sent by the company's PR for consideration.

    Monday, March 19, 2012

    Forest Essentials presents its new product "Sandalwood and Tumeric Body Polisher".

    India's leading Ayurvedic Natural Skin and Body Care Brand, Forest Essentials announces the launch of its new Body Polisher variant Sandalwood and Tumeric Body Polisher. 

    Body Polisher: Sandalwood and Tumeric : 250gms : Rs 1750/-

    Decadent and luxurious, this gentle  exfoliating Body Polisher uses natural mineral-rich Sea Salts from the Kerala coasts potent herbs and a nourishing blend of virgin oils, in an old Ayurvedic formulation with the haunting fragrance of pure sandalwood blended with fresh Turmeric paste for silken scented skin which polishes the skin and leaves it incredibly smooth and buffed.

    The products are available at :

  • Amritsar
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Ludhiana 
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Friday, March 16, 2012

    L’Oréal Paris Celebrates 40 Years of its Landmark Signature: “Because I Am Worth It"

    4 Words, 4 Decades and the Story of a Legendary Slogan that has Revolutionised the Way Women Think About Themselves

    Mumbai, 16 March 2012: For the last 40 years, women from all over the world have been uttering a landmark phrase: “Because I’m Worth it”. These four timeless words are a reflection of women’s potential to express themselves. They give every woman the right to be whoever she wants to be, and reinvent herself in any way she wants: a reflection of the social progress that women have made over the past 40 years. Today, the signature embodies the notion of women’s emancipation and empowerment, and remains more than ever modern, inspiring and faithful to all women’s aspirations.

    A success story for the L’Oréal Paris brand, the signature was first written in 1971 by copywriter Ilon Specht. Written strictly from a woman’s point of view the ad broke new ground at a time when a social revolution and a new spirit of feminism was in full swing. Almost the minute the ad hit, it became clear that these four words had struck a chord. For the first time the message was all about what women thought; it was about her self confidence, her style her decision.

    Nathalie Gerschtein, Director of L'Oréal Paris in India says, “Our legendary signature – “Because you’re worth it”, has empowered women over the past 40 years. L’Oréal Paris is not just a leading beauty brand, but also a brand that embodies self-confidence and empowerment. Today, being a L’Oréal Paris woman means being an individual with a charismatic personality, a determined outlook and a strong personality.”

    “Because I’m Worth it” has become part of our social fabric: these timeless words have entered our collective language. In India, the slogan resonates stronger than ever and has been brought to life for over a decade by L’Oréal Paris brand ambassadors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor & Freida Pinto. Dedicated to celebrating the diversity of beauty, the values of the brand shine through in its choice of ambassadors from across the globe. From Aishwarya Rai  Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Eva Longoria, Frieda Pinto, Beyonce, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez, Aimee Mullins and Gong Li - this varied and talented group of women symbolize the synergy between products of superior effectiveness and outstanding personalities, centered on a single strong affirmation:  “Because I ‘m worth it”

    To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its legendary signature, “Because I’m Worth It”, L’Oreal Paris, in association with Femina, is hosting the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2012’ on March 22nd in Mumbai. The awards will celebrate and honor the most accomplished women in for their talents, grace and ability to inspire. Taking this sentiment further, and to celebrate 40 years of a timeless slogan, L’Oréal Paris has initiated the ‘Who’s Worth it to You?’ contest, wherein one can nominate that extraordinarily special woman in their lives, who’s worth it to them. 10 entries will be shortlisted from which the jury of the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2012 will choose one winner. The winner will be a guest of honour at the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2012 award ceremony.

    To participate in the ‘Who’s Worth It To You’ contest log onto Lorealparisindia on Facebook and One can also participate by filling out the forms available at all the L’Oreal Paris counters/outlets across India.  

    About L’Oréal Paris:
    Present in more than 120 countries, L'Oréal Paris provides accessible luxury for all those who demand excellence in beauty. A philosophy which stems from the research carried out in our laboratories and our will to make professional expertise accessible. Icons of the arts, fashion and beauty, our spokespeople are passionate and talented individuals. These women and men of all ages, looks and origins are sources of inspiration for our generation thanks to their vision, engagement and talent.  Some of the iconic & innovative products from the L’Oreal Paris portfolio available in India are Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 haircare, Youth Code, Hydrafresh, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Colour Riche lipsticks and True Match foundations.
    L'Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, "you're worth it".

    Auravedic's Pomegranate Grapeseed Face Polish

    A Face Polish is a creamy exfoliant which help in cleansing and exfoliating your skin to appear light, refresh and renewed to give that youthful glow on your face.

    The last time I used Face Polish was from Lotus Herbals - Kiwi Facial Polish which I had reviewed HERE - A nice product which left my skin refreshed and clean.

    Its been two weeks since I am using Auravedic's Face Polish - I even tried it on my mom . . .  The thing I love about face polish is the way they are formulated - they are non-abrasive and creamy which makes them perfect for everyday use.

    Product: Age Repair Face Polish Pomegranate Grapeseed.
    Price: 300 INR

    Quantity: 100 gms.

    What the Product Claims:
    Premium ingredients, natural extracts, and essential oils blend together to create a delightfully invigorating polish. Ground Pomegranate and Grape seeds gently exfoliate and detoxify. Antioxidants in Green Tea , Kiwi and Pomegranate extracts help keep skin looking young and healthy. Gentle enough to use everyday.
    Free of Parabens, SLS, Harmful Chemicals & Colours.

    Kokum Butter, Beeswax, Pomegranate extract, Grapeseed extract, Green Tea extract, Jojoba Oil, Ylang ylang oil, Pomegranate seeds, Sunflower oil, Polymer granules , Olivem 1000, Purified water, Pomegranate perfume.

    Due to high concentration of natural extracts, essential oils and floral waters, this product may not be suitable for all skin types.

    My Experience with the Product: 

    I absolutely adore this product - The moment you open up the jar you are mesmerized by the smell of pomegranates and kokum.

    The product is very creamy and comes in a plastic jar. The lid opens up to reveal another white rubber lid inside to prevent the spillage of product.

    The face polish is very creamy and the granules are very fine and non- abrasive... Even if you go overboard with scrubbing this face polish would not hurt your facial skin.

    This product is very skin friendly and it never gave me any breakouts or allergic reactions.

    The creamy texture of the polish won't leave your skin dry and stretchy. 

    Its mentioned that this product may not suit all skin types - But it has proved to work just fine on my combination skin tone and my mom's normal skin tone.

    I used this product every alternate day - Just a scoop of the polish - Scrubbed it for a minute on the face and then relax and let the product sit for a while on your skin before washing it off .... the result was awesome - it refreshes you and scrubs away the dead cells to reveal a soft glowy skin.

    I also used this product along with my facial cleansing tool - the tool effectively scrubs the facial skin and gave better results.

    My mom tested the product a step further - She scrubbed her skin and after keeping the polish for 5 minutes on her face - she opted for face steam... It gave fantastic results on her skin. "Inexpensive facial at home" - She said...  :)

    I can't comment on the age repair or skin firming capability of this product yet because its only been two weeks since it was first used... Maybe constant usage will show some results.

    Love it or Chuck it ?
    Not tested on animals, Natural, Organic, Free of harmful chemicals and colors - This product definitely ROCKS !!  I definitely Love it !! A perfect gift to all the mothers  : )

    Please note: The product was sent by the company's PR for consideration.

    Thursday, March 15, 2012


    Maybelline New York, the # 1 color cosmetics brand in the world is launching a range of products to complete its Dream range. Dream Matte Mousse foundation, was the 1st product in the range is already the #1 foundation in the world.

    The Dream range, a collection of products with revolutionary hybrid formulae, comprises of the Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation Dream Matte Mousse Foundation, Dream Matte Pressed Powder and the Dream Touch Blush.

    The NEW Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation is the first liquid foundation to provide a unique airbrush finish for a flawless complexion and Poreless skin. It has a revolutionary formula that combines a liquid with the air-soft feel of a mousse. The product delivers on three common problems many women encounter: texture correction, tone harmonizing, and luminosity. The new Dream texture provides a smoother, more even and luminous complexion. Dream Liquid Mousse brings skin the great coverage of a liquid foundation with the most comfortable lightweight feel of a mousse. Available in 6 shades.

    NEW Dream Matte Pressed Powder, comes with special ultra-fine particles formula, which mattifies and leaves an air-soft, ultra-silky texture.  The pressed powder is encased in a stylish compact and comes with a suede touch puff, which smoothes onto the skin evenly for the most beautiful matte perfection! Available in 4 shades.

    And if that’s not all, Maybelline New York also presents the air soft NEW Dream Touch Blush. This ultra soft and ultra blendable blush provides a natural looking flush of color all day. This cream-whipped blush is made up of hydrating ingredients combined with refined color pigments. Ultra-blendable, it melts into your skin effortlessly. The result is a lighter-than-air feel on skin with all-day freshly applied look. Available in 3 shades.

    Also available in the Dream range is the NEW Dream Matte Mousse Foundation, an air whipped mousse foundation available in 5 creamy shades.

    Maybelline New York is the number 1 cosmetic brand in the world at mass, available in over 118 countries. Maybelline New York combines technologically advanced formulations with on-trend expertise to create accessible cosmetics with a spirited style. For more information, log onto or find us on

    Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation: Rs. 575
    Dream Matte Pressed Powder: Rs. 475
    Dream Touch Blush: Rs. 375
    Dream Matte Mousse Foundation: Rs. 525

    Availability: All MNY counters across the country
     For more information call on toll free number: 1800 22 3000

    Pink & Pretty : It's My Very Own Hello Kitty !!!

    Hi girls !!!

    This is just a fun post I like to share with all of you -- I am an obsessed Hello Kitty Fan !! Well then again ... which girl isn't??? 

    I got a very cute "Hello Kitty Mirror" which I like to share with you all ---  Hope you all like it ... Let me know How it is ???

    Hello Kitty Mirrors !!!
    The LED Lights makes it perfect to touch up makeup in darkness

    Ain't these cuties "Perfect" Gift for every girl ???

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    L'OCCITANE presents the exclusive Lavender Collection.

    This March, L'OCCITANE takes you on a journey to the land of Lavender through its new Lavender Collection. Lavender is the soul of Haute-Provence.

    Rediscover the emblematic flower of Provence. At the heart of a range with relaxing benefits, L'OCCITANE places the purest expression of Lavender: The essential oil of Lavandula Angustifolia-also known as True Lavender.

    The design of this relaxing collection, with its clean and simple lines, is based on a new interpretation, by L'OCCITANE, of the estagnon bottle. This metal bottle was traditionally used to hold fragrant essences.

    Foaming Bath Rs.1550 (500ml)
    This rich formula generously foams in the bath and offers all the relaxing benefits of Haute-Provence lavender. Held in its brushed-aluminum bottle, it is emblematic to the entire collection.

    Eau De Cologne Rs.3400 (300ml)
    This vibrant cologne is a celebration of summer that captures the sunshine and brightness of Haute-Provence.

    Body Lotion Rs.1795 (250ml)
    This organic rich body lotion, quickly penetrates to nourish and soften the skin. Skin is soft, supple and pleasantly perfumed.

    Purifying Hand Gel Rs.510 (50ml)
    Formulated with A.O.P lavender essential oil from Haute-Provence, this hand sanitizer gel purifies, cleanses and refreshes hands without soap nor water.

    Hand Cream Rs.495 & Rs.995 (30ml & 75ml)
    This unctuous cream gently moisturizes, protects, nourishes, and smoothes the hands. They are delicately perfumed with lavender fresh aromatic scent. 

    Shower Gel Rs.1250 (250ml)
    Soothing shower gel formula, enriched with A.O.P. lavender essential oil 
    from Haute-Provence. Gently cleanses and leaves the skin fresh and delicately perfumed. Skin is clean, soft and pleasantly perfumed and the body is soothed.

    Cleansing Hand Wash Rs.950 (300ml)
    A foaming gel formula enriched with A.O.P. lavender essential oil from 
    Haute-Provence, that  delicately cleanses the hands. Leaves the hands clean, fresh and delicately perfumed. 

    Moisturising Hand Lotion Rs.1450 (300ml)
    Enriched in shea butter and grape seed oil,  this fluid lotion leaves the hands 
    feeling soft and delicately perfumed. A moisturizing texture, complementary to the cleansing hand wash.

    Soap Rs.390 (75g)
    Delicately perfumed daily soap, that gently cleans the hands and the body without withering or irritating the skin. Leaves the skin delicately perfumed. 

    Scented Candle Rs. 1600(150g)
    A perfumed candle with lavender aromatic scent, to create a nice and relaxing atmosphere in the room and a soft and soothing atmosphere in the home. 

    The products are available at : L'Occitane Store

    New Delhi
    69 A, Khan Market

    New Delhi - 110003

    Ph : 011 43084695

    DLF Promenade Mall
    Shop no. 130 A, Ground Floor
    Vasant Kunj
    New Delhi - 110070
    Ph no : 011 41042450
    G 48, 
    Selcect Citywalk
    New Delhi

    F-9B, 1st floor,Palladium Mall
    Phoenix Mills Compound

    462, Senapati Bapat Marg
    Lower Parel, Greater Mumbai
    Mumbai-400013 (Maharashtra)
    Ph. No.- 022-40 04 38 84
    Upper Ground- 12A, Kurla Market City
    L.B.S. Marg, Kurla West
    Ph.- 022-61-80-12-12

    Shoppers Stop Bannerghatta
    Commerce@mantri, ground Floor, N.S.Palya
    Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru-560076
    Shoppers Stop Koramangala  
    Shopper stop Ltd NO.32, Salapuria Tower II, 
    Bangalore usker hosur Road, 
    Koramangalam Industrial Layout

    Shoppers Stop South City Mall
    Block - 375, Prince Anwar Shah Road

    MBD Neopolis
    Ferozpur Road
    016 15 02 22 41



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