Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NOTD- Lotus Herbals Color Dew Nail Enamel- Steel Glaze(944)

Hello Beauties, Yeah I know, of late I haven't been posting here, Apologies for that! 
So to bring back some color to the blog posts, here's NOTD 
It's the Lotus Herbals Color Dew  Nail Enamel in shade Steel Glaze(944). This is how it looks

Steel Glaze is like a pinkish mauve color with subtle itsy-bitsy silver shimmer which can be seen upon careful observation. It's quite sheer, I applied 3 coats of it. The formula is thin but goes very smooth & non-streaky in application. The color is quite pigmented & starts to fade after 4 days.
As the name Steel Glaze suggest it's a very nice quick drying shiny nail enamel. Do you  like this?
Sent by the PR for consideration

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tatha Healed feet- Foot Cream

I have been given the wonderful opportunity to review Tatha Wellness products & it gives me immense pleasure to review products that are made of 100% pure, natural & fresh ingredients. My post today would be about the Tatha Foot cream & before I do that I would like to let you all know a little about Tatha & the inspiration behind its formation.

About Tatha :  Tatha is the wellness brand inspired by ancient Indian wisdom and healing techniques and derives it formulations by delving into the rich treasure trove of Mother Nature. The Tatha team believes in healing, in a holistic manner, by enlivening the body's inner intelligence.
Tatha's wellness products are based on the ancient science of Aromatherapy. It helps in maintaining good health by stimulating the body's natural rejuvenating abilities and, at the same time, promoting longevity, alertness and enlightenment.

Tatha is totally commited to provide pure, natural, safe and effective products, thereby, enhancing and enriching the lives of all those they touch.

Blessed by the five elements of nature - Air, Water, Earth, Space and Fire that makes the universe so special, it is infused with the energy that emanates from each of these elements. 

All our products are handmade under strict quality supervision and are paraben, sulphate and chemical free and are not tested on animals.
Only recyclable glass bottles are used for storing the products to maintain its purity because crylic and plastic containers react with the essential ingredients used in Aromatherapy and loses its potency.
The core values of the brand are focussing on the personal wellness as well as environment wellness.
Tatha makes a wide range of products for Skin care, Body care, and Hair Care for both, men and women.

Range of Products from Tatha:  Tatha makes a wide range of products for Skin care, Body care, and Hair Care for both, men and women & they provide exclusive Spa products as well.
Tatha delivers total head to toe care by pampering...Naturally…and restoring the blissful balance of mind, body and soul.
To have a look at the product range do check their online store   http://tatha.co.in This is a very user-friendly site.

They also take International orders, so you can always refer your friends or send gifts to friends living abroad.

Alright, here’s my take on the Foot cream!

What does Tatha claim about this Tatha Heeled Feet –Foot cream: To remove dead skin, refine feet, cobat foot odour and perk up circulation a daily application of foot cream is necessary.

Ingredients: Olea Europaea, Beeswax, Mentha x Piperita, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Lavandula Angustifolia.

I checked the ingredient information & this is what I found from google.

Olea Europaea- is a subspecies of olive, it’s good for mature, dry, or sensitive skin types.

Beeswax also retains properties that sooth and soften skin, making it a perfect ingredient for lotions because it will keep skin moisturized. The properties in beeswax work as a soothing and healing agent in salves designed for burns, cuts and other wounds.

Mentha x Piperita known as Peppermint , when applied topically, has a soothing and cooling effect on skin.

 Melaleuca Alternifolia  also known as  Tea Tree Oil  fights fungal nail infections, jock itch and athlete’s foot. Tea tree oil is effective in fighting Trichophyton, the fungus that causes a number of topical infections such as athlete’s foot and jock itch.

Lavandula Angustifolia also known as English Lavender.  Lavender essential oil is highly regarded as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory,it reduces stress , speeds up wound healing, soothes & relaxes the mind & body.

Directions for use: Take the desired quanity & apply with gentle massaging strokes to your foot & legs. Massage on till the cream is totally absorbed by the skin( approximately 2 minutes)

Price: Rs. 1,250 INR for 50gm

My Experience:  I have been using this cream for sometime & decided to write a review. This cream comes in 50gms blue colored glass tub & the color of the cream is lemony. The cream is rich in texture because of all the natural ingredients especially the essential oils, it’s oily & will take a few minutes to get completely absorbed. I usually apply this cream at night & after a few minutes massage would wear socks & go to sleep. The next morning my feet would look moisturised & hydrated. Since this has pure ingredients, it takes some time to heal the cracked feet; one can’t see an overnight change in the way they look. Though this looks like a small tub, after using it for several days, there is still large amount of cream left in jar. All in all, this is a very nice cream to keep the feet nourished & get rid of dryness without worrying about the ingredients because it’s made of all safe ingredients & right now this a must have product for my Foot care regime.

Pros of the foot cream
  1. All the ingredients used are pure and natural & soothing.
  2. It is handmade & comes in recyclable sturdy glass tub to maintain its purity.
  3. Paraben, Sulphate & Chemical free product.
  4. Doesn’t have an overwhelming fragrance to irritate the nose.
  5. A little goes a long way. 
  6. Regular usage of the foot cream will leave the skin moisturised & get rid of dryness.
  7. Shell life is only 10 months because this doesn’t have any preservatives; it’s all natural & safe.
  8. Packaging looks elegant, it’s a sturdy glass jar & has a lid made of a very good quality plastic.
  9. Tatha products are not tested on animals.

Cons of the foot cream
1.    Comes in a tub, so you need to sanitize your hands before applying.
2.    Can’t be used as a day time cream for feet! Since it has all natural essential oils, it’s little oily & there are chances of staining your footwear.
3.    Expensive at Rs.1250 but considering it is pure & natural it’s worth it.

Final Verdict: If you need an all natural & pure cream to keep your feet & legs soft & hydrated this is definitely for you! But if you have severe dry & cracked feet, you need to have patience because it takes time to heal it.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gift from " mon fiancé "

Hello Beauties,

Just wanted to share a lovely gift from Mr.HIM! It's set of 2 fuchsia colored PVC vanity pouches, the small pouch fits into the bigger one!
I can carry the bigger one if I'm going on a trip & the smaller one looks nice for carrying the regular everyday makeup stuff.
I'm loving the color :D :D  I have no idea about the price & availability, I tried asking about the place but he keeps asking me to guess & keeps saying incorrect for each guess.. Grrr !
So I'll leave you with some Pictures of the pouches :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Forest Essentials Sanjeevani Beauty Elixir & Soundarya Advanced Age-Defying Facial Serum

Forest Essential is proud to introduce their patent beauty product, Sanjeevani Beauty Elixir, a fabulous day cream which has the properties that reduces blemishes & pigmentation, it clarifies skin tone and has anti aging properties.

Sanjeevani Beauty Elixir (For Day):
25 ml:Rs 2475

Sanjeevani Booti is a lithophytic plant, which means "One that infuses life". In Hindu mythology, Sanjaveeni is a magical herb which has a power to cure any malady. Lord Hanuman carried the whole mountain with Sanjeevani growing to save Lord Laxmana's life when he was hurt by Indrajit. At Forest Essentials the research physicians has taken an old age formula to refine and texturize into a silken elixir to drench the skin with moisture and leave the lightest veil of hydrating protection from UV and environmental pollution. All the ingredients are sourced from Ayurvedic texts and are 100% natural. The formulation is an enriched version of natural sebum, which instantly penetrates and plumps the skin. Sebum is natural oil, secreted by the sebaceous glands in skin that lubricate and protect the skin. 

Forest Essential has put together a beauty regime with Sangeevani Beauty Elixir and Soundarya Serum. The term and the concept of  Sanjeevani and Soundarya has been derived from the Hindu Mythology. 

Soundarya Advanced Age-Defying Facial Serum with 24 karat gold (For Night):
25 ml:Rs 2195

Soundarya is derived from Goddess Laxmi's radiance ritual. She used to use Gold Bhasm to make her skin glow. In Ayurveda precious metals have unique benefits when absorbed into the body. The most precious, Gold, not only vitalizes the tissues but refines the texture of the skin to look like ‘Silken Honey’ when referred to Goddess Lakshmi’s skin who reportedly only used pure gold in her skin preparations. This unique Ayurvedic recipe visibly diminishes signs of ageing , as it eliminates fine lines and restores firmness. This potent serum increases the production of collagen ,dramatically improves elasticity , leaving the skin radiant with a satin texture.  An advanced formulation which intensifies the nutrient properties of the Soundarya serum which plumps and retains moisture in all seven layers of the skin. This precious Serum contains pure 24 karat gold.

Soundarya Serum eliminates fine lines, gives satin texture and restores firmness.

The products are available at :

  • Amritsar
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Ludhiana 
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi

L'Occitane introduces exclusive Plum Blossoms Range from Brignoles for the Month of May

L’Occitane invites you  to discover a new fragrance  collection, inspired by  the beautiful, fragrant plum  blossoms from Brignoles  in Provence To pay tribute to the Brignoles  plum trees, L’Occitane pairs  the delicate fragrance of its flowers with the delicious flavour of its fruit  in a delicious collection. 

Plum Blossom EDT
This eau de toilette celebrates the return of sunny days, when the flowering blossoming plum trees enchant the landscapes with their white petals. 
A deliciously floral fragrance with sweet fruity notes. 

Price - Rs. 2,995 for 100ml

Plum Blossom Shower Gel
Show off silky skin  on sunny days! On contact with water, this shower gel transforms into a perfumed foam that cleanses and exfoliates thanks to its fine almond shell particles.

Price: Rs1195 for 200ml

Plum Blossom Moisture Gel
A soft caress  for your body This velvety and nourishing gel melts into the skin to deliver suppleness, softness and comfort. Your skin is left silky and deliciously perfumed with floral and fruity notes. 

Price:Rs.1,595 for 250ml

Plum Blossom Rollon
To enjoy its sunny fragrance anywhere, anytime  The “plum blossom” fragrance comes in an intense formula in a roll-on to sweep lightly over pulse points on the skin. 

Price: Rs. 1350 10ml.

Plum Blossom Lipgloss

Lips kissed in softness Enriched with plum kernel oil, this delicious creamy gloss dresses the lips in a hint of colour for an irresistible smile. 

Price: Rs.850 for 15ml

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

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

Info sent by the PR

Friday, May 20, 2011

Oriflame Essentials Fairness cream

I had seen this cream sold like hot cakes, the Oriflame reps often get these for their clients. I wanted to try a cream that is affordable & when I asked a friend of mine she suggested this.
I didn’t get this for the fairness claims by the company; I just wanted to try a cream at an affordable price & here’s my take on that.

What does Oriflame Claim about this cream: Light fast–absorbing cream leaves skin looking visibly fairer in 2weeks.

How to use: Apply to the face, neck & arms every morning & evening after cleansing.


Price: Rs.89 for 50 ml.

My Experience: The cream is neither too thick nor too runny in texture & gets absorbed fast & doesn’t leave any oiliness. A soon as I applied the cream, I thought it might be very heavy & oily but 2 minutes of massage & the cream sinks into the skin. The fragrance is very mild & not too overpowering. I have used this as a base when doing my makeup & it gets absorbed & serves as nice makeup base when I’m not using a tinted moisturiser & make the makeup look nice & bedewed. I’m sure about looking visibly fairer in 2 weeks claim by the company because I haven’t seen any such difference. All in all I’m happy that it does act as nice moisturing cream without any greasiness & I don’t regret buying this.

Reasons to adore this:
  1. It gets absorbed easily & doesn’t leave behind any greasiness.
  2. Serves as a makeup when you don’t want to use foundation.
  3. Affordable at Rs.89.
  4. Little goes a long way. I just need 2 drops of the cream for the entire face.
  5. Packaging is simple & travel friendly.
  6. Doesn’t cause any irritation & discomfort.
  7. Oriflame products are not tested on animals.
Reasons to abhor this:
  1. Will only suit dry skin.
  2. Has Parabens.
  3. I don’t agree to the “visibly fairer in 2 weeks” claim.
  4. Doesn't have SPF.
Will I recommend this? If you have dry skin & would like to have a face cream at affordable price, this might work for you.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

NOTD with Street wear Nail color & Born Pretty 3D Nail Stickers

Hello Beauties,

Here's another NOTD! I have used the Street wear Nail color shade "Rosey Glow". It's a very lovely color!
After I painted the nails & let them dry, I took out the Born Pretty 3D Nail stickers & just stuck them on. These stickers are heart-shaped & have little glitter on them. Applying these stickers is very easy, you just need to peel them off & stick them on the nails. This is how they look

P.S to make these stickers  last long you can use a top coat.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lotus Color Dew Nail Enamel ( Rich Auburn)

Most of the nail colors have Big3 components in their composition.
Toluene, Formaldehyde & Dibutyl Phtalate(DBP) are the Big3 componets.

Effects of Acetone, Formaldehyde, DBP and toluene on nails
•Acetone removes the natural shine of nails as a result nails starts to look yellow & dull.
•High exposure to Formaldehyde causes nasopharyngeal cancer in humans under certain circumstances.
•DBP causes birth defects,  Interferes with normal hormone balance and disrupts endocrine system 
•Exposure to toulene could result in nervous system problems, irritation of the eyes, throat and lungs, and possibly reproductive abnormalities

In India Lotus Herbals have introduced the toluene, acetone and DBP free nail paints called the Color Dew Nail Enamels.
Color Dew nail paints are available in 34 shades.

Price: Rs.95 INR for 8ml.

I have tried the shade Rich Auburn( 971) & this is how it looks

My Experience: This color is copper with micro copper & pink glitter which isn’t too visible & looks opaque to me. I found the nail color thin in formula but it goes very smooth. The long flat brush provides good control & ease of application. One needs 2 coats of the polish to get a nice pigmented color. This stays without chipping for at least 4 days. 

Reasons why I adore this nail color
1. Free from the side effects of toluene, acetone and DBP.
2. Flat brush which provides easy application.
3. The Nail polish bottle look cool, it has a nice slender long brush for application.
4. 2 coats would be enough to get a nice color.
5. Doesn’t take too long to dry.
6. Doesn’t have a streaky formula.
7. Decently priced.
8. Nice  shade names to identify.

Reasons why I abhor this nail color

Will I recommend this? Yeah, the Color dew range has so many colors to choose from  &   the application is so much easy & fun & best part is it doesn’t have the harmful substances like toluene, acetone and DBP.

Sent by the PR

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NOTD with Pretty 3D Nail Stickers

Hello Beauties,

I know I haven't been doing any nail art these days, the summer heat is making me tired & lazy. I have also observed that the more nail art I do, the hands & the nails get better care. So I decided do a NOTD today.

The procedure is very simple. Just have to do a French Mani & then use these 3D nail stickers from Born Pretty Store to get this beautiful look.

Born Pretty store manufactures nail art products and sell them at the best &lowest price. The Customer Service at Born Pretty is awesome, the store owner is very prompt in replying to all the queries.
The Best part about the Born Pretty Store is the world wide free shipping provided by them.
The products are nicely bubble wrapped & mailed to you.

Lancôme Makeup for Kate Middleton

Lancôme Makeup for Kate Middleton

Fresh, modern and natural are the three words that best describe Kate Middleton’s bridal makeup for her big day. Now officially Her Royal Highness, The Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate insisted on doing her own makeup for her wedding day and chose a pared down look for the occasion. It was revealed that Arabell Prestron, a London based makeup artist, who specializes in bridal makeovers had given the to-be-bride a set of private lessons prior to the wedding.

Soft smoky eyes, a tinge of pink blush and a matching nude shade of lipstick completed the red carpet look for Kate Middleton’s wedding day but what stole the day was her peaches and cream glowing face! “What’s her secret?”
Said to have shopped at Kings Road in preparation for the big day, Kate had purchased some beauty products from Lancôme in particular. Lancôme Hydra Zen Neurocalm day cream that kept the Bride’s skin calm and dewy even when under stress, Artliner for smudge free defined eyes and Hypnose mascara – which is said to be the fashionista’s favorite, were some of the products that were purchased during the shopping spree. The bride’s skin looked fresh and dewy with Lancôme’s Teint Miracle foundation, which absorbs light from flash photography.

Hydra Zen Neurocalm Day Cream –  The NeuroCalm™ Complex helps de-stress skin and reinforce its resistance to the negative effects of emotional and environmental stress. The ultra concentrated Glycerin give intense hydration, immediately and for 24 hours.. Also has Moringa- for an anti-pollution action and Sea Fennel (Criste Marine) that helps reinforce the skin’s barrier, improving hydration and skin luminosity. Formula for Dry Skin also contains Shea Butter to nourish and comfort skin

Artliner - Liquid-type eyeliner pen with a unique soft foam-tip applicator for a precise, even line of the exact thickness required. EASY-ON long-lasting formula that lasts all day! Dab gently on to the base of the upper eyelashes. Apply gently for a fine line. Press harder for a thicker line.

Hynose Mascara - With each stroke, the PowerFULLTM brush intensifies your lashes leaving then up to 6 times thicker and perfectly separated for a truly bewitching effect! The Pro-Vitamin B5 enriched fluid texture thickens lashes from root to tip, enabling you to build your lashes time and time again, without clumping. Apply to your lashes from the base to the tips. Use a zigzag movement for maximum thickness and separation. Reapply as often as you wish, for an even more sophisticated look.

Teint Miracle Foundation-. Teint Miracle helps in reflection and re-emission of the natural light that falls on the skins surface. By recreating an Ideal natural light, every complexion is adorned with the aura of perfect skin, with its original sparkle. Instantly, the complexion appears lit-from-within. With upto 40% water it gives 18 hr of hydration. Also has an SPF 15 to protect from the harsh UV rays- both perfect for the summers.
                                         Pic Source:http://www.bellasugar.com
Isn't she looking gorgeous!
Press release by the PR

Pomegranate and Plum Skin Polisher from Lotus Herbals

Hello Beauties, 

Lotus Herbals introduces Pomegranate & Plum Energizing Skin Polisher

If you are looking for a gentler way to scrub your skin and get that youthful appearance, look no further! Lotus Herbals has introduced Pomegranate & Plum Energizing Skin Polisher that ensures smooth, flawless and younger skin. This innovative skin polisher protects from pollution, dust and exposure to the harsh rays of the sun and helps in restoring the natural glow of the skin. 

Lotus Herbals Pomegranate & Plum Energizing Skin Polisher is enriched with active ingredients such as pomegranate, which has skin renewal properties that help increase collagen and plum that infuses powerful anti oxidants into the skin, making it soft and supple. It contains ultra fine granules that are non-abrasive and gently rejuvenate the skin by removing dead skin cells. This   skin polisher therapeutically exfoliates and cleanses the skin of toxins and other impurities while protecting against environmental pollutants. Suitable for all skin types, its deep detoxification re-energizes the skin, reduces fine lines and offers wrinkle protection. Now regenerate your skin to a new level of vitality for a more youthful, healthy and radiant appearance, all day long.

Lotus Herbals Pomegranate & Plum Energizing Skin Polisher is attractively priced at Rs 155 for 50gms and Rs 245 for 100 gms and is available at leading beauty and departmental stores across the country.  

Now add a breath of fresh air to dull, tired skin by making this luxurious skin polisher a part of your skin care regime!

Info sent by the PR

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nivedita's International Sigma Flat top Kabuki F80 Giveaway

Nivedita at Beauty at times is skin deep is hosting an International Sigma Flat top Kabuki F80 Giveaway.
Do check her blog & to participate click here

Sara Ali from Glossicious Giveaway

Sara Ali from Glossicious  is hosting an International Giveaway on her Birthday.
Do check her Blog & to participate click here

Sara Hassan's first blog anniversary giveaway

Sara from Sara Hassan's Blog is hosting an International Giveaway on the First anniversary of the blog, the prize is BH Cosmetics 120 1st Edition Palette.
To participate click here

Cali's International Sigma E25 brush giveaway

Cali from Beautydiaries is hosting an International Sigma E25 brush Giveaway.

Do check her blog & to participate click here.

Fathima's International Giveaway

Fathima at Makeup Makeup & Some more makeup is hosting an International Sigma F80 giveaway.

Do check her blog for some gorgeous EOTDs & to participate click here

Sigma Giveaway at New Love

Bhumika at New Love is hosting an International Sigma F80 Giveaway.

To participate  click here

Cynthia's Birthday Giveaway

Cynthia at Indian Vanity Case is hosting an International giveaway for her Birthday.
There are 3 prizes to be won.

  • 1st Prize ~ Inglot 3 Eye Shadow Round Palette (shades of winner's choice) 
  • 2nd Prize ~ Sleek Paraguaya i-divine Palette
  • 3rd Prize ~ Sleek Pan Tao Blush & Sleek Pout Polish
Do check her Blog & to participate click here