Monday, September 28, 2015

Skin Care Haul from The Body Shop

Hi Friends,

It is a quick haul from #TheBodyShop.  My ardour for #TheBodyShop is growing by leaps and bounds every day. I have always loved their skin care and bathing range, their body butters, shower gels, shower creams, and mainly their vitamin e range skin care items (they suited me perfectly). I even looped in my mom with their shisho whitening range items and she is very happy with the effectiveness.
Now to the haul

Moisture White™ Shiso UV Protection Cream SPF 30 PA+++:

This is an easily-absorbed, oil-free cream with SPF 30 and PA +++, to help protect the skin against both UVA and UVB rays and the formation of dark spots and skin discolouration.This is an amazing product and my mom loves it as it helps her keep her skin spotless.


Price 2,495(INR)

Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30:

It helps in hydrating and enhancing the skin's natural radiance, while protecting it from the damaging UV rays, with the lightweight & easily-absorbed Vitamin C Moisturizer with SPF 30. This face moisturizer minimizes and restores dull skin for a healthier-looking completion. I love this product and I use it in the summers as it helps to keep my skin looking radiant and protects my skin from sun burn.


Price 1,695(INR)

Hemp Lip Protector:

This is an intensive lip balm helps to protect lips from extreme weather condition. It hydrates and soothes lips and keeps them soft. I picked up this lip protector to keep my lips healthy in coming winter.


Price 395(INR)

Vitamin E Hydrating Toner:

It is a hydrating toner that removes traces of cleanser, dirt and make-up without drying the skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and refreshed. It leaves a velvety feel on the skin. I use it before applying moisturizer and it really helps to keep my skin clean & pollution free. I always feel refreshed after applying this toner and this is a must have for my daily skin care regimen.



Price 895(INR)

Vitamin e nourishing night cream:

It is a rich, nourishing cream that helps replenish antioxidant and moisture levels overnight, when the skin is at its most receptive. It leaves  my skin feeling soft and smooth and Intensively hydrates my skin.

Price 1195(INR)

And last but not the least

Brazil Nut Body Butter:

This is an iconic Body Butter, in a sweet and nutty scent. The precious secret inside is skin-nourishing Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil. It melts straight in to leave skin moisturized for 24 hours. Who hasn’t heard about this body butter? It has been always out of stock and this time I am so lucky to get this.


Price 1,095(INR)


So that’s all for today.



Rescue operation for Dry/Oily skin with Honey

Hi Friends,

Honey is the best natural skin booster which consists of natural antioxidants. It helps to keep our skin hydrated for hours and with some more natural ingredients it can do wonders for our skin.

Today I will let you know about two natural face mask which you can do it by your own at home.

Let’s start with it.

 Facial Mask 1: For dry skin
  • ·         1 teaspoon honey

  • ·         1 teaspoon rose water

  • ·         1 teaspoon milk powder

Blend all of them together and apply it to your face and leave it for 20 minutes. This pack is ideal for dry skin beauties. Honey and milk powder will help to keep skin moisturized. Use this pack for 3 times in a week, and you can clearly see a difference as you can feel your skin more soft and moisturized for all day long.
Facial Mask 2: For oily skin

  • ·         1 teaspoon honey

  • ·         Egg white


Blend them together and apply it to your face and leave it for 20 minutes. Try this pack once in a week. It will help to absorb excess moisture from the skin for oil skin beauties and it will make your skin look radiant.

So you can try this pack at home and let me know how your experience was.
Till then bbye..:-)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Luxola Shopping Experience & My Haul

Hi Friends,

Don’t you love shopping? I think shopping is the most tempting activity that can make every woman happy, wondering why I am so zesty today. That’s because today I received a quantum of my favorites, and guess who made that possible, Southeast Asia’s largest beauty e-commerce which is based out of Singapore really makes the international brands accessible and yes they ship to India! OMG!

I wanted to try some benefit products and Luxola started selling them, so not wasting any time I ordered two of the benefit products and one from Zoeva. Online shopping at Luxola is fun and the website is quite user-friendly, you can find more than 200 international brands like #benefitcosmetics , Sleek Makeup, Real Techniques, Sigma Beauty, Beauty Blender, Wet N Wild, NCLA, SK-II, Skin Inc., etc. Some of the other better features about Luxola besides the wonderful range of products are: Lx Insider (Reward program), Lx Edit (Online magazine all about makeup, skincare, video tutorials, celebs, trends and guides) and free delivery for order above Rs. 3000! That’s awesome right? I have ordered it on 21st Sept and yes I got it today, 26th Sept, must say that is hell fast. I think it is the most hassle-free online shopping I have done for past few months.
Before I started using full sized products, I always check out the samples first and if that satisfies me, I try the full sized ones. So I started my journey of Benefit using their kit and mini sized products. The items that I have bought are:

I wanted to try some of their kits, I was eyeing their “How to look best at everything” for so many months and it was in my wish list too, so I decided to start with it. I have heard so many good things about their #theyrereal Push-up liner and I also got a mini version of it.
As I had bought two of the benefit products, I got the #Benefit cosmetic leather bag complimentary!

I have heard about Zoeva’s “Luxe Cream Lipstick” and I thought of giving it a try choosing the shade “Venus phase”. Though I am not happy with the shade that I have bought, as I doubt it may wash out but since it is pretty costly, I will try mix with one of my other lipsticks and use it. But I must say that the lipstick texture is fantastic.

I will be reviewing all these products that I have bought so till then enjoy these photos.

I also got a sample sachet of Skin Inc. pure revival peel.

Overall, I had a pleasant experience at Luxola and most importantly my delivery came to my doorsteps properly bubble-wrapped and in perfect condition. Luxola is a paradise for beauty and makeup lovers and I bet you’ll be literally addicted to it. The huge variety of brands coupled with reasonable prices and assurance of getting products on time in a good condition makes me highly recommend it.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Colorbar Timeless Filling and Lifting Foundation Review

Hi Friends,

I was checking out Colorbar Timeless Filling and Lifting Foundation as I was running out of my Loreal foundation for daily use. I have heard some very good reviews about this foundation and had decided to buy it. I have been since using this for last 3 months and today I decided to write a review about this foundation.

Product Description:
Colorbar Timeless Filling and Lifting Foundation is a smoothing lightweight anti-ageing foundation enriched by a biological anti-oxidant pocket that provides a protective, re-chargeable anti-oxidants network. The functional structure of this foundation network allows this action to last in time without exhausting itself, enhanced with Hyaluronic Acid which deeply hydrates the skin, fills lines and provides skin lift for flawless firm even skin. It is a two in one foundation which efficiently covers blemishes and acne marks and acts as an anti-aging cream. This formula is designed specially to fill enlarged pores and hide fine lines and wrinkles for longer hours.

Shades available:
There are 3 shades, light linen, soft opal & sweet shell. I got the soft opal (02) as this was the best match and was more yellow which I like.

1050(INR) for 30ml

My Take on Colorbar Timeless Filling and Lifting Foundation:
I think this foundation does everything that it claims. It is lightweight but gives medium coverage and the finish is matte but not cakey, it keeps the skin hydrating. It is meant mainly as anti-ageing but it works quite well with my skin, it is so lightweight that it blends like butter on my face. It not only works as a foundation but also fills lines and enlarged pores on my face making my skin smooth and soft. Most of the time I do not use primer before applying foundation because I do not get so much time to get ready for my every day office, so I apply this foundation alone and it really works a wonder. After applying it, the finishing is like primer, I do not have to use concealer, as it hides my blemishes to some extent, it conceals my light flaws and dark circles and it provides care to my skin for the entire day. I could see my skin with much smoother finish and light small pores. Comparing this to other foundations, I must say this foundation makes skin smoother and natural looking. For dry skin, I recommend mixing body shop vitamin E moisturizing SPF cream with this foundation which really helps keeping the skin hydrated for the whole day.

·         Keeps skin hydrated
·         Fills fine lines and enlarged pores
·         Makes skin smooth and soft
·         Does not look cakey in the skin

·         Pricy
·         Pump failure

Overall it’s a good foundation with medium coverage, lightweight, filling fine lines and pores making skin smoother and soft. I do recommend it to all skin types for medium coverage and office wear.

So that’s all for today…