Friday, 29 May 2015

Product Review - Fair & Lovely BB Cream


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   Fair & Lovely introduced their new BB Cream to a few of us lucky ladies at a glamorous event held at the Novotel, Juhu a couple of days ago. I’m reviewing Fair & Lovely BB Cream and creating a unique look, my "First day at work" look that I created using the Fair & Lovely BB Cream as a base for my makeup.

Product Review - Fair & Lovely BB Cream

   Product Claims:
   New Fair & Lovely BB cream is a revolutionary Fairness Cream that gives a Make-Up Finish. It combines the benefits of both Foundation & Fairness Cream.
- BB cream instantly covers spots, blemishes, dark circles and dullness to give you a fabulous make-up finish.
- It is enriched with Multivitamins that work from within to give you treatment like fairness.
- Its SPF 15, PA++ protects your fairness in the sun, and its matte texture leaves your face feeling non-oily, fresh and bright through the day.


Product Review - Fair & Lovely BB Cream

   Price: Rs. 169/-
   Volume: 40 g.

   Shelf Life: 24 months.
   How to use: Apply the cream in dots across cleansed face and neck. Gently blend using finger tips.

   Also available in 9 g pack for Rs. 49/- and 18 g pack for Rs. 79/-


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   The Fair & Lovely BB Cream comes packed in a rose-gold and white colored outer box on which all the pertinent information is printed. The product comes in a slender, attractive tube with a similar color scheme as the outer box and is fitted with a sturdy white colored flip cap. It is travel friendly and leak proof.
   The cream has a good consistency, neither too thick nor too thin, and has a mild pleasant scent to it. It is available in a single rose-gold tinted shade which suits fair to dusky skin tones but not so much for people with darker shades of skin. A small amount of the cream is enough to see visible change in complexion to give a much more even and uniform, healthier and fresher looking skin. It gives a light coverage against blemishes, pigmentation spots and marks, hiding lighter ones but isn't too effective against the more prominent ones. It feels very light on the skin, blending easily with the skin without forming an artificial looking cast to give a matte finish. It works well for people with combination to oily skin type without use of any other adjuvant skincare product but those with dry skin might experience flakiness which would need the use of a moisturizer. It does not cause my face to get oily or the skin to break out. Another plus is that it gives protection against UV rays with its SPF 15.
   Also, Fair & Lovely BB cream much like their other products are widely available in India and are pretty cost effective as well.

Product Review - Fair & Lovely BB Cream

   Pros:
- Packed in a svelte, attractive and travel friendly tube with a sturdy flip cap. 

- Has a mild pleasant fragrance.
- A near perfect creamy consistency.
- A tiny amount gives optimal coverage.
- Provides light coverage against pigmentation spots, blemishes and marks well.
- Gives an even, healthy looking complexion.
- Gets rid of dullness to give an instant fresh appeal.

- Feels light on the face.
- Has a matte finish.
- Does not make skin oily.
- Blends well with the skin to give a natural look.
- Does not form an artificial looking whitish cast.
- Does not cause skin to break out.
- Can be used in conjunction with a moisturizer/concealer/etc.
- Protects again UV rays due to its SPF 15.

- Cost effective.
- Easily available across the country.
 

   Cons:
- People with dry skin might experience a little dryness/flakiness and would have to use a moisturizer in addition.
- Does not cover dark blemishes, pigmentation spots.
- Might not suit people with dark skin tones.


Product Review - Fair & Lovely BB Cream

   Verdict: 4.25/5.  A new BB Cream in the market great for day to day use to get an instant fresh look with a clear, even looking complexion especially suited for those requiring light coverage and for people with combination to oily skin type.

Product Review - Fair & Lovely BB Cream

Product Review - Fair & Lovely BB Cream

   My "First day at work" look incorporating the Fair & Lovely BB Cream as a base for subtle natural looking makeup consists of a single thin stroke of eyeliner, oodles of mascara, a rosy tint of blush and a lipstick in a neutral shade. Would stick to the basic colors for the apparel with a blue top paired with a black skirt and accessorized with a broad brown belt to complete the look.

Monday, 18 May 2015

The Nature's Co. June BeautyWish Box Live & Hibiscus Hair Cleanser Back-in-Stock


   The Nature’s Co. spills out the beans to the secret to youthful skin! 
   Revealed in their June "Queen’s Secret" BeautyWish Box

   The Nature’s Co. spills out the beans to the secret to youthful skin!      Revealed in their June "Queen’s Secret" BeautyWish Box

   After experiencing the harsh scorching heat, the sign of relief we all look forward - is definitely the month of June! The month which brings with itself the onset of monsoon showers, a relief to parched earth, beginning of the new academic year for students and the benchmark month for all corporates to review half yearly targets, at The Nature's Co. is brought in with an incomparable fervor. The 1st of June - buzz hits TNC with the celebrations of their Founder and Beauty Expert, Ms. Natasha Shah's Birthday!
   Like every year, this time TNC shares the fad with all beloved customers with the June "Queen's Secret" BeautyWish Box, which discloses Ms. Natasha Shah's personal beauty secrets to what keeps her youthful forever. "It's not only your outer self, but it's also your heart, soul and mind feeling young!" says Natasha - With this thought she puts in her privy on how to feel young and fresh even when you age, shortlisting six natural beauty products, a 35% discount voucher and complimentary goodies available at Rs. 595/- only.
   Go on and explore what this pandora's box of secrets holds for you! Order now in-stores or online at http://bit.ly/1t243wj

   Back In Stock on Popular Demand
   The Nature's Co. Season's Essential - Hibiscus Anti-Dandruff Hair Cleanser

   Back In Stock on Popular Demand     The Nature's Co. Season's Essential - Hibiscus Anti-Dandruff Hair Cleanser

   Have you been succumbing to the ties of hair bands and ponytails, especially when you want to let your hair down and enjoy? Is dandruff the main bane of your life? Banish your hair woes with The Nature's Co. Hibiscus Anti Dandruff Hair Cleanser. Redefining the age old, traditional natural remedies, which have been meticulously sourced and recreated in convenient, modern forms that are practical, hassle free and innovative, TNC always aims to bring a new epoch to haircare!
   Now with the enhanced formula and quality, the hair cleanser is fortified with the unique goodness of the tender hibiscus plant. Reinventing the benefits of hibiscus which is enriched with a-hydroxy acids helps fight dandruff at the root and nourishes the scalp to help eliminate flakes, soothe dryness and repair the scalp barrier by strengthening its natural resistance, helps contribute to improve the scalp health, boosting your self confidence. Minimizing hair fall, this formula also helps you to maintain a well-nourished scalp for beautiful strong hair keeping your head held high.
   This scalp nourishment formula for Dandruff free, healthy hair are curated with all natural ingredients that are against animal cruelty, vegan and of best quality from across the globe which Mother Nature also approves. All this at Rs. 895/- for 250ml.
   Now say, Hello flake-free locks and Good Bye to dandruff ridden, unhappy hair!

   Store Address:
   Bangalore
   Unit G-08, Ground Floor, Phoenix Marketcity, Mahadevpura Post, Whitefield Road, Bangalore - 560048. 
   T: +91 80 67266187

   Website: www.thenaturesco.com
   Facebook Page: www.fajcebook.com/thenaturesco
   Twitter Page: twitter.com/Thenaturesco
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Monday, 11 May 2015

Product Review - Elle 18 Water Resistant Black Out! Liner


Product Review - Elle 18 Water Resistant Black Out! Liner

   I remember Elle 18 as one of the first cosmetic brands whose products I ever used. Their nail enamels were a must have during my school days. So when Elle 18 gave their products a fresh twist by reintroducing them in a young and bold look, I knew I had to try them out. Sharing a detailed review of their Water Resistant Black Out! Liner below.

Product Review - Elle 18 Water Resistant Black Out! Liner

   Product Claims: Say hello to your new eyeliner best friend! Jet black and water resistant, it gives you super defined eyes in just one fluid stroke. Now show off perfectly defined eyes. Anytime. Anywhere!

   Price: Rs. 65/-
   Volume: 5 ml.
   Shelf Life: 24 months.

Product Review - Elle 18 Water Resistant Black Out! Liner

    The Elle 18 Water Resistant Black Out! Liner comes in glass bottles similar to the Elle 18 Nail pops and are sturdy, leak proof and travel friendly. These bottles are provided with pink colored leak proof screw caps with relevant product information printed on top of them and a one centimeter long thin, soft and yielding applicator with a sharp tip.
   The eyeliner is jet black in color, has the perfect consistency for uniform application in a single stroke and gives a matte finish. It takes a little longer to dry up compared to other eyeliners. On eyes, it lasts for hours without fading and smudging with light pressure and is transfer proof. Though after drying up it resists bleeding when in contact with water, even a slight pressure over the liner at that time causes it to smudge. It is not irritating to the eyes and can be easily removed with help of a makeup remover or even with a face wash.
   It is easily available, both, online and in stores and is one of the most pocket friendly liquid liners available in the market.

Product Review - Elle 18 Water Resistant Black Out! Liner

   Pros:
- Comes in a sturdy and travel friendly see-through glass bottle with a leak proof screw cap.
- Has a thin yielding applicator which makes applying the eyeliner in thin delicate lines possible.
- Consistency is just right for easy application.
- The liquid has a smooth texture without any gritty particles for easy application.
- Gives dark black pigmentation in a single stroke.
- Has a matte finish.
- Does not smudge/transfer after drying up.
- Stays in place for a good number of hours.
- Can be easily removed.
- Not irritating to the eyes.
- Very cost effective.
- Ease of availability across the country.

Product Review - Elle 18 Water Resistant Black Out! Liner

   Cons:
- Application could have been easier had a longer brush been provided.
- Takes a little while to dry up.
- Not completely water resistant.
- No mention of list of ingredients.

   Verdict: 4/5. A budget buy from Elle 18 which is wonderful for everyday use due to it's ease of application, jet black pigmentation which stays for hours on end without fading or smudging and for being easy and gentle on the eyes.

Product Review - Elle 18 Water Resistant Black Out! Liner

Say hello to your new eyeliner best friend! Jet Black and water
resistant, it gives you super defined eyes in just one fluid stroke.
Now show off perfectly defined eyes. Anytime. Anywhere! - See more at: http://www.elle18.in/products/eye-makeup-liner-kajal#sthash.bByXteeB.dpuf
Say hello to your new eyeliner best friend! Jet Black and water
resistant, it gives you super defined eyes in just one fluid stroke.
Now show off perfectly defined eyes. Anytime. Anywhere! - See more at: http://www.elle18.in/products/eye-makeup-liner-kajal#sthash.bByXteeB.dpuf
Say hello to your new eyeliner best friend! Jet Black and water
resistant, it gives you super defined eyes in just one fluid stroke.
Now show off perfectly defined eyes. Anytime. Anywhere! - See more at: http://www.elle18.in/products/eye-makeup-liner-kajal#sthash.bByXteeB.dpuf

Saturday, 9 May 2015

The Nature's Co. announces FLAT 50% off on Mother's Day and reveals their May BeautyWishBox


   The Nature's Co. Guide to perfect Holiday skin!
   ‘Tis the season to look fabulous - with this May’s “Holiday Primp” BeautyWish Box - Packaging Revealed!

The Nature's Co. May’s exclusive “Holiday Primp” BeautyWish Box

   It’s the most wonderful time of the year—right? The holidays are joyful, but with the cheer also comes the sultry weather problems, out-of-town guests, stress, sleep deprivation, and more. In fact, the holidays—a time when you want to be looking your party best—can be a potential minefield of beauty hazards. It’s the Nature’s Co. who steps in here to stop the grinches that might steal your radiance this holiday season.
   It’s simple now, while you are going to be jetting off and hunting for those travel essentials, these must have holiday beauty products lined up for this May’s exclusive “Holiday Primp” BeautyWish Box, are all you need to make sure you look gorgeous on your getaway. Update your beauty bag with a whole host of specifically-designed products that will become fundamental to your routine before your vacation, while you vacation and even otherwise.
   With only a week to go for subscriptions to end, TNC's beauty experts start to pack this season's hottest beauty requisites to help your vacation go smoothly in an appealing travel - apt pouch, with one full size and five deluxe sized luscious products, a 35% off voucher and cash on delivery available on your order. The thoughtfully curated Beauty Bag makes holidays a breeze as TNC also looks into the intricates by helping you travel organize by even providing a travel checklist, and ensuring the multi pocket pouch holds every product separately. What more can you ask for? Order now in-stores or online at http://bit.ly/1t243wj.
   So all you wanderlusters, travel worry-free! #HappyHolidays

   Make your MOM say WOW
   Flat 50% off at The Nature's Co. this Mother's Day!

The Nature's Co. Mother's Day - Flat 50% off

   The best multitaskers we have seen, the "forever" most special women in our lives, our super hero - Our Mothers! It is her day this 10th May! Commemorating and celebrating Mothers everywhere The Nature's Co, announces a FLAT 50% off across their luxurious range of natural bath and body products, available in store and online (www.thenaturesco.com). All at a pocket-friendly price; give your mother a gift she will treasure this Mother’s Day - the gift of beautiful skin. After all being a full time Mum can be as stressful as it is rewarding, show her the special place she holds in your life with this natural beauty unforgettable indulgence.
   We know your mom knows your every move, but you can still surprise her! #MyMomMyHero

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Product Review - The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel


Product Review - The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

   A few months back, The Body Shop was offering 50% discount on few of their products in-store as well as through their online shopping portal and me being a complete sucker for bargains couldn't resist picking up a few products for myself. Reviewing a shower gel from their much loved Strawberry collection today that I have been using on a regular basis since almost two months now.

   Product Claims:
   Given the benefits of strawberry seed oil, The Body Shop couldn't pass up the opportunity to create a beautiful Strawberry Bath & Body range. Alongside Strawberry Body Sorbet, Strawberry Body Mist and seven other simply sumptuous bath and body products, The Body Shop brings you Strawberry Shower Gel.
   For clean, soft, hydrated skin, get yourself into a lather with Strawberry Shower Gel!
   Extracted from strawberry seeds, strawberry seed oil is pressed from strawberry seeds left over from jam production. Strawberry seed oil is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants to protect and nourish skin.
   It is loaded with Community Fair Trade Soya Oil which is very rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin's moisture barrier thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness. Glycerin is an effective moisturizer which helps improve softness and maximize hydration. Natural strawberry extract conditions the skin. Strawberry Shower Gel is a soap-free shower gel that is perfect for normal to dry skin. With its sweet, fruity scent and rich foaming lather, it helps to hydrate your skin for long-lasting skin silkiness.


Product Review - The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel


   Price: Rs. 425/-
   Volume: 250 ml
   Shelf Life: 36 months.
   Directions for use: Lather up in the bath or shower using hands or a bath lily. Rinse thoroughly.
   Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Chloride, Trisodium Sulfosuccinate, Parfum/Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Honey, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Strawberry Seed Oil, Benzophenone-4, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Denatonium Benzoate, Rosemary Leaf Extract, CI 14700/Red 4, CI 17200/Red 33.

Product Review - The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

   The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel comes in transparent cylindrical recyclable plastic bottles with a flip cap. These are simple yet pretty to look at and are also very sturdy and travel friendly. Shower gels from other The Body Shop ranges too come packaged in similar signature bottles with attractive labels with relevant information printed on them.
   The shower gel is a fruity red strawberry color and is the perfect consistency to use. Neither too thick, nor too runny. It smells of strawberries, the scent being natural which isn't overpowering. A tiny amount when applied on wet skin creates abundant lather and cleanses the skin well without stripping it of natural moisture, leaving it clean, fresh, soft and supple. It didn't make even the driest parts of my skin flake in the entire time that I have been using this shower gel. On the downside, though it smells wonderful while taking bath, the scent disappears almost completely as soon as the gel is rinsed off the body. Also, it leaves a little creamy residue on my skin which requires an extra minute or two to rinse off properly. 

   For the environmentally conscious, a big plus for all the The Body Shop products in general is the fact that they all come in recyclable packing and are cruelty free. The shower gel is available easily across the country. Price-wise, though it costs almost twice than what drugstore brands do, it is still pretty pocket friendly as the shower gel lasts forever. I have been using it for almost two months and still have enough amount last to last me another two months or so! And the fact that I purchased it at a flat 50 % off made it a steal buy!


Product Review - The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

   Pros:
- Comes in the signature The Body Shop see-through, sturdy plastic bottles with a flip cap.
- Has a very natural smelling strawberry scented fragrance.
- Neither too thick nor runny in consistency.
- A small quantity goes a long way.
- Lathers abundantly.
- Cleanses the grime and dirt well.
- Does not make the skin dry or flaky.
- Keeps skin soft and supple.
- Well suited for all skin types.
- Cruelty free product.
- Comes in recyclable packaging.
- Easily available across the nation.

Cons:
- Leaves a creamy residue which takes little extra effort to rinse off.
- The fragrance disappears soon after rinsing the shower gel.
- No mention of list of ingredients.
- A little expensive when compared to other shower gels.

Verdict: 4.5/5. My skin loved this cruelty free, sweet strawberry scented, moisturizing shower gel enough to make me want to repurchase it again! Also, can't wait to try shower gels from other ranges of The Body Shop soon enough!