Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Glossybox Giveaway !!!!

February is Here - The month of love, happiness and MY BIRTHDAY !!!! YES !!! Its my birthday month and Hence I have planned an eventful month for all of my readers.... I have lined up fantastic giveaways for all of you !!!

So all you lovely beauties - -I present the first giveaway of this month - You stand a chance to win a March  Glossybox  !!!

Glossybox is original UK based luxury box , You can read more about it HERE.

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 The Giveaway will end on 10th February. This giveaway is for Indian residents only. 

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Flutter those Lashes: LASHEM Double Trouble Mascara Review

LASHEM is a U.S based beauty brand dedicated to eye makeup & eye care products.The LASHEM brand was developed to help the everyday woman keep her youthful glow; it is a reflection of a healthy and natural lifestyle to accommodate everyone from the working woman to the stay at home mother. The brand combines natural ingredients for the highest quality made possible. The LASHEM product line consists of mascara, anti aging creams, and eyelash booster.

Product: LASHEM Double Trouble Mascara 
Price: $19.99 for 6ml.

First Look at the Product:
The mascara comes in a black packaging box, Inside is an elegant sleek steel tube with volumizing mascara at one end and lengthening mascara at other. Both mascaras have been formulated separately whose ingredients are mentioned on the box.

My Experience with the Product:
This was my first time with a volumizing and lengthening mascara. Applying each of them together - each of them having separate formulations - It was all fascinating for me.
Volumizing mascara wand.

I first applied a volumizing mascara. The volumizing mascara wand is a rubberized wand which is pretty flexible and has very minute tiny bristles. The wand was effective in separating my lashes - It did not however add the "oomph factor - VOLUME" in it.

Lengthening mascara wand.
 Next came the turn of lengthening mascara - the wand was the same regular wand that comes with the mascara. The dense bristles picks up good amount of product - thanks to the wand - I experienced clumping of the product on my lashes.

Using both the mascara together did add some amount of definition to my lashes.

Before using the mascara

After using the mascara - The mascara was successful in providing me little definition to my lashes.. that's it !

However - I did not see any "major" difference to my lashes when it came to volumizing factor. Also the mascara is not waterproof which made me a little disappointed.
Other than that - I would say it is a nice mascara if you want something which is perfect for everyday wear.  

Luv it or chuck it ? 
I will give this one a pass.

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

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Nature's Co - Irish Moss Sugar Body Scrub.

I love using body scrubs. I have dry skin all over my body which I tend to ignore sometimes - Using sugar scrub at such times is a savior !! Sugar scrub are a treat for your body since they are mild and gentle than other scrubs. Sugar scrubs hydrate and repair your dry skin. Exfoliating with these scrubs improves circulation and leave your skin feeling pampered and luxurious.

Today I will be reviewing The Nature's Co - Irish Moss Sugar Body Scrub. This scrub belongs to their AquaSpark Range of products. You can buy Nature's Co. Products online HERE. They do ship internationally.


Product - The Nature's Co - Irish Moss Sugar Body Scrub.
Price & Quantity - 1295 INR for 200 ml.
Claims - - 
For dry Skin 
To get beautiful, glowing skin, all you have to do is scrub. Irish Moss Sugar Body Scrub contains Brown Sugar which is a natural exfoliant and is also rich in Irish Moss extract that has emollient, soothing & nourishing properties. In the shower or bath, spread the scrub over your entire body. Rub into skin to exfoliate and then rinse well. It will leave you feeling smooth all over and the refreshing fragrance of Irish Moss will linger on. Recommended usage -1 to 2 times a week.

First Look at the Product - - 
The Irish Moss Sugar Scrub comes in a huge sturdy jar which has a blue screw cap. Inside there is yet another lid to prevent spillage of the product. The jar has a wide mouth which makes it easy to take the product for usage.

2My Experience with the Product - - 
I have been using the product for month now and I absolutely luv it !!! 
The product has a nice aqua smell - its like a sea breeze.. .  will instantly refresh you. 
The sugar scrub granules are very small and minute which are perfect for everyday use. They are just perfect on your skin. 
Regular usage of this scrub has made my skin radiant and bright. It has also helped me to prevent the growth of ingrown hair after waxing. 
The quantity provided is so much - After using it for a month my tub is still half full !! 
The scrub dulls away your dead skin and makes it smooth and soft to touch. 
I luv the texture of the sugar scrub which is not coarse - it is not too runny - the granules are soaked in oil making the consistency a bit thick. 

Luv it or Chuck it ? 

LOVE IT !!! I will recommend this scrub to everyone who suffers from dry skin this winter... If you have sensitive skin - this product is perfectly mild and gentle for you !!

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

GLOSSYBOX Beauty is coming to India !!

After the BlissCovered, It's finally time for GLOSSYBOX Beauty to land in India........  Yuppiee !!!!! 

GLOSSYBOX Beauty is an idea born from a team of beauty lovers who got tired of wasting time and money buying the newest beauty products without the opportunity to try them to understand if they are right for us. GLOSSYBOX Beauty has grown to become the world’s leading premium beauty subscription company. They are present in 14 countries on 6 continents, and we are now COMING TO INDIA!

Each month, hundreds of thousands of women around the world eagerly await the delivery of their GLOSSYBOX Beauty to discover amazing new beauty products. They send out a gorgeous box filled with a surprise mix of 5 high-end travel- and full-sized beauty and cosmetic products from world’s top beauty brands. This gives women the chance to experiment with new products in the comfort of their own home.

The first box will be sent out in March but before that you have a chance to win 3 month's subscription of the GlossyBox for free! Look out for their contest tomorrow on their facebook page.


You can also subscribe to the box now here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Indulge your kids with goodies from Les Petits this season.

Les Petits, India’s first luxury multi brand store for kids’ apparel and furniture brings to you an array of goodies to keep your kids warm this winter.  Don't forget to indulge your kids this season of love. 
  • Simonetta Polka Dot Dress available at Les Petits priced at Rs 20,500/-
  • Baby Dior Black Over Coat available at Les Petits priced at Rs 30,500/-
  • Fendi Brown Logo Print Belt available at Les Petits priced at Rs 10,200/-

Baby Dior, Miss Blumarine, Simonetta and I Pinco Pallino are some of the eminent brands exclusively offered at the Les Petits store that cater  to children between the age group of 0-8 years. Each brand has a dedicated corner that has been specially designed keeping in mind the brand’s design aesthetics and to simplify the joys of shopping for your little one.


Store Details:
Store Address     : Store No. 214 DLF Emporio,
                              Nelson Mandela Marg Vasant Kunj,
                              New Delhi-110070
Contact Number  : 01141022111
Store Timings     : 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Les Petits is the brainchild of husband and wife duo, Swati Saraf and Siddharth Saraf. Their passion and the keen discernment of the luxury market has resulted in Les Petits.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Relax Yourself ! : Oriflame's Swedish Spa Exfoliating Massage Bar.

I had picked up few soaps from Oriflame during my first purchase as a consultant. They were lying safely in my cupboard until I noticed them and took out one to see how they were....

I had never tried a Massage Soap Bar before so this was my first time ....Swedish Spa Exfoliating Massage Bar comes in a transparent packaging bag which houses a baby blue soap with brown scrub granules.

I had reviewed Makari 's Exfoliating Soap Bar long time back - Here. This massage bar, however, is quite different than the Makari one... The massage bar doesn't have too many exfoliating granules making it more skin friendly.

The soap is priced at 89 INR for 100 gms. The soap has a very refreshing smell which tends to linger on for a while. The soap is therapeutic - long, smooth strokes on your body will instantly calm your body down and provide relief from stress.

The granules will mildly scrub away dead skin - revealing fresh and smooth skin with constant regular usage.
The soap lathers well and doesn't dry out your skin. I only wish Oriflame comes up with a range of massage bar soaps with different fragrances.

I would recommend this massage bar soap to anyone who wishes to treat themselves with a spa session at home. This product is an inexpensive alternative to exorbitant spa sessions. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Online Shopping Experience: Makeupshades.com

YES !!  I hauled again - - I shopped from Makeupshades - another Indian website which caters to us makeup freaks !! Its so good to see so many Indian online shopping websites coming up.

Before I narrate the experience, a brief overview about Makeupshades---

Who are we
Makeupshades is an online cosmetic store based out of National Capital Region. Our aim is to deliver rich variety of branded cosmetic and makeup products at the customer's doorstep.

Makeup shades aims to help both women and men to get vast collection of beauty products thus helping our customers explore new looks in this glamorous world. Inspired by the who s who of the fashion world, Makeup shades helps women in not only getting the trendsetting products online but provides numerous make up tips that helps women to display their own beauty and persona

Great Offers and Discounts
We offer variety of products from different brands with attractive discounts and best offers. Our association with major brands offers our customers to feel rich shopping experience thus enhancing customer delight.

Our endeavour is to achieve customer satisfaction by introducing many exciting offers periodically thus adding to customer pleasure so keep visiting us to learn more.

Secure Shopping
We guarantee you a secure shopping experience on our Online Store. All information entered by you on these pages will be kept strictly in confidence and will not be sold for commercial gains. Our payment partners and shipping partners ensure a safe and comfortable shopping experience for you.

My Experience with the Website -- 

The site is very user friendly - easy layout which anyone can easily cruise through the site and have a look at all the things the site has to offer.
The site has very limited brands to offer -  Revlon, Maybelline, Olay, Lotus, Garnier, Tips and Toes, Lakme and Colorbar. I was pleasantly surprised to see Tips and Toes !!! I haven't seen sites selling products from this brand.
Another thing I observed was that full range of products aren't available in each brand but nonetheless- however products they have -- They offer nice discounts on each of them.
After registering on the site - I tried placing my order on 9th January but for some reason the voucher code didnt work out and I couldnt place the order.
The next day, their customer care services called me up asking why I didn't place my order or was there any problems while shopping from their site. I found their customer care service quite prompt to provide solutions.
The next day I placed my order - 10th January. I learnt that they dont charge shipping on orders above 300 Rupees - which is also good.
I was surprised to see that my things reached me safely on 12th January itself. The goods were delivered in perfect condition. The packaging was perfect and sturdy. Products came wrapped in bubble paper inside a cardboard box.

The site does not offer COD option on all the cities yet. I do hope they plan to introduce more brands and offer COD payment option on all the cities.
All in all , Its a good site if you wish to buy something small or if you want to buy Tip and Toes products.. :) 

Please Note: I was offered a voucher to shop from the website but I have expressed my honest opinion.

L'occitane Presents Exclusive Shea Butter Range In The Colours And Scents of Africa

This winter L'OCCITANE has decorated its Shea Butter Range with colourful, graphic patterns, inspired by the Bogolan cloth- A traditional fabric from West Africa.

For these limited editions, L'OCCITANE drew inspiration from three flowers with subtle scents.

THE DESERT ROSE FROM MOROCCO is known for its generous blooms and fruity, zesty aroma, which perfumes the desolate landscape.

EGYPTIAN HIBISCUS delights the eyes with its array of different colours, from the purest white to the most passionate red. Its sensual, sunny perfume awakens the senses.

COCOA FLOWER FROM THE IVORY COAST, has a comforting, milky scent with a delicious hint of cacao.

Ultra Rich Body Cream (100ml) Rs.1590

Exceptionally rich in shea butter (25%), this body cream envelops dry skin in supreme comfort and softens, leaving it deeply nourished, protected and perfectly moisturized. This autumn, L'OCCITANE invites you to enjoy the cream in two new irresistible scents.
l'occitane rich shea butter body cream
Hand Cream (150ml Rs.1500 and 30ml Rs.495 )
An iconic L'OCCITANE product, the hand cream is rich in shea butter (20%), to protect, nourish and soften the skin. To celebrate this essential product, the 150ml hand cream is dressed in a limited-edition design for dedicated fans to collect! And with three different scents, there's something for everyone.

Lip Balm (15ml) Rs.690
This new organic balm, made with 10% shea butter, soothes dry and chapped lips, and provides a gentle nourishing and protective care. This limited-edition version is available in three delicious scents. The balm also exists on a permanent basis with a neutral scent.
l'occitane rich body cream hibiscus
l'occitane desert rose hand cream

l'occitane hibiscus hand cream

l'occitane lip balm hibiscus moisturize

l'occitane moisturizing lip balm dry lips
You Can Find My Review on L'Occitane Desert Rose Hand Cream HERE.

L'Occitane Presents Valentine Exclusive Delice des Fleurs Collection

This February, L'OCCITANE tells the secrets of a traditional sweets factory from the charming Tourrettes-sur-Loup village in Provence through its new collection : Délice des Fleurs.

This season of love, discover irresistible scents and deliciously tempting body products that make the perfect treat for someone special – or even for yourself. What better way to indulge without feeling guilty, during the Valentine's month.

This fragrant collection is inspired by the delicious, powdery scent of rose and violet petals, delicately draped in sugar.

Delice des Fleurs Body Milk Rs. 1595 (250ml)
The Delice des Fleurs body milk keeps skin beautifully soft, supple and velvety, even in the heart of winter. Its nourishing formula, enriched with grape seed oil and Shea butter, sinks into the skin with the lightest touch.
l'occitane body milk valentine

Delice des Fleurs Eau de Toilette Rs. 2795 (75ml)
The Delice des Fleurs eau de toilette is a gourmand floral fragrance with powdery and vanilla base notes. It captures the delicious scents of the workshops where the crystallized flowers are made. The bottle, which is frosted all over, evokes the curves of a melting caramel drop.

l'occitane eau de toilette

Delice des Fleurs Hand Cream Rs. 495 (30ml)
Enriched with Shea butter, this cream protects against winter damage and leaves hands delicately perfumed and enveloped in softness.
l'occitane hand cream

Delice des Fleurs Shower Jelly Rs. 995 (250ml)
With its sweet, floral scent, the shower jelly makes your skin feel and smell delicious and irresistible. On contact with water, it transforms into a rich creamy lather that delicately cleanses the skin.
l'occitane shower jelly delice de fleurs

Delice des Fleurs Solid Perfume Rs. 600 (10 g)
Ideal for fragrant touch-ups throughout the day, the Delice des Fleurs solid perfume is held in a pretty round tin. As it melts on your skin, it releases the delicious floral scents of the eau de toilette.
l'occitane solid perfume delice des fleurs 

Monday, January 16, 2012

My Pretty Dolls : KKcenterHK LINGMEI Dual use Eyeliner

I am so excited to share with you the most cute eyeliners ever !!! Asian Makeup is fast catching everyone's attention - thanks to the lovely packaging and economic rates at which they are selling the products.

One of such products is KKcenterHK LINGMEI Two-headed Dual-use Big Eye Eyeliner.These are cleverly designed dual use eyeliner bottles - which can double up as eye pencil or kohl or gel liners too !!

LINGMEI Two-headed Dual-use Big Eye Eyeliner includes eyeliner gel and eyeliner pen which is very convenient to use, the color of the eyeliner is darkest black.. kinda reminds me of the traditional eyeliners we use to get years ago before gel liners became a rage. Do you remember using Lakme's liquid eyeliner in a glass bottle ?? hehehe... yups I do .. was using it still when I was in college... This liner gives the same effect as those liquid liners - dark black lines with a glossy look. 

The outer packaging of the product is the thing which attracted me the most !! The cute little dolls in all the possible colors - Yellow, Pink, Brown, Green, Purple, Black !! All of them having a unique personality to them - a different expression and cute outfits !!! These liners come at the price of USD 6$ on KKcenterHK- Here.

I've been using these non-stop - everywhere I can possibly wear, since I've received them. It is super easy to use - The long cap of the eyeliner makes it so comfortable to hold and maneuver it over your lids. You can create a perfect wing !! The brush of the eyeliner is apt for making both - thin  and thick lines.

The eyeliner gel is also convenient to use - you simply twist the cap up to use the eye pencil - which can be used as kohl too.. Both the liquid eyeliner and the eyeliner gel are not waterproof ...Boo Hoo :(

The liquid liner brush is swift and easy to maneuver. 

Eyeliner gel swatch

Top glossy line is the liquid eyeliner swatch - You want more natural look then opt for the eyeliner gel.

The liquid eyeliner, however , is super quick drying - the moment you apply it ... It will stay put on your lids the whole day - no matter how much you rub your eyes... But Yes ! It will easily come off with water. The eyeliner gel is also not smudge proof... Which is sad !!  :(  You need to wait for a while - then if you rub the gel - it will still smudge a bit -but not completely...

All in all , I am happy with the cute dolls I received - Green one and Purple one - The green one is my absolute favorite !! These cute liners will make a perfect gift for your friends or little cousins who are beginners at makeup.

Hats off ! to Asian companies who make such products so fun to use ... :) Do check out KKcenterHK website Here for more of exciting cute products !!!

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

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas Gift : L'Occitane Desert Rose Hand Cream.

L'Occitane surprised me by sending over a Christmas present - I was ecstatic - Not only because I have never tried any products from this brand before but also because L'Occitane is way over my budget right now - Having A L'occitane Baby in my vanity meant BLISS !!!!

I received two L'Occitane products wrapped up in a misty green box which was wrapped up by a beige ribbon around it. Inside the box was L'Occitane's Desert Rose Hand Cream and  Delice des Fruits Shower Jelly.  

The first time I picked up to use was the limited edition Desert Rose Hand Cream, mostly because I loved the packaging. The product is sleek and comes in a Bright Bold Patterned Pink tube packaging - SOO CUTE !! You will be surely tempted to buy this !!!

Winter times and constantly washing my hands every hour tends to make them super dry. To top it all, I have a problem of hang nails - which sometimes tends to be very painful if pulled or tampered. 

I needed a proper hand cream with super moisturizing capabilities. I tried other hand creams but they just couldn't do the trick !! I ended up slathering body butter onto my hands and for my nails and cuticle I used Nail butter from Oriflame. The combination of both the product worked just fine.

L’Occitane’s Desert Rose Hand Cream is part of the new Shea Butter collection,Inspired by the colours and scents of Africa. I tried it for two weeks now and the product has bowled me over, it comes out like a dry cream -it's not wet and buttery, and it sinks into the skin very easily without leaving any greasiness.

Most importantly the hand cream, smelled really, really, good. Pretty but subtle and floral - The aroma tends to linger on for quite sometime. It will tempt to keep your hands around the nose all the time. The Shea Butter formula in the cream is fantastic in providing moisturization for hands for a long time. Pea - Size amount is all you need over both hands - Which is amazing !!! The product will last you for a long time.

I will Definitely Recommend this cream - if you’re into lotions that smell like nice things. It makes a perfect product to be kept with you all day long in your hangbag. 

Love it Or Chuck it ?


Have you tried L'Occitane Products Before ?? 



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