Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lotus Herbals Moist Petals Lipsticks- Red Rover

Hello Beauties,
If you remember in the last week of September, Lotus Herbals introduced 6 trendy new shades of MoistPetals Moisturising Lipcolor as part of their Festive Glam Collection. Click here for the list of the new shades.
Today I would be reviewing the 112 Red Rover shade.

What does the Lotus Herbals claim about these lipsticks: These are 100% vegetarian and ultra moisturizing range of lip colors. Now choose from a range of dazzling colors and get that perfect pout!

Lotus Herbals MOISTPETALS™ lip colours contain botanical extracts of Symphytum Officinale & Plantago Oyata Seeds. These natural ingredients nourish and protect your lips by providing optimum moisture all day long.

With a mild, satin texture, MOISTPETALS™ lip colors come in six new stunning shades of red, peach, pink, purple and browns.

Directions for use
Fill lips with color, working from the corner of the mouth towards the middle. Use a lip liner that is closet in shad to the lipstick color.

Price: Rs.349 INR for 4.2g

My Experience: 
From what I have heard & read  a Red Lipcolor is classic & never goes out of style.

While red lipstick might sound daring for daytime, it can still look professional if the rest of your makeup is subtle. "With a neutral eye, matte skin and a touch of blush, red lipstick can look phenomenal for day," says makeup artist Napoleon Perdis. Napoleon Perdis is an Australian Make up Artist &the same guy who appears on the Reality TV show  "Australia's Next Top Model that's aired on Big CBS love channel in India.

The lipstick comes in a classy red color packaging with the shade name & number at the bottom, the red color packaging kind of makes it very apt for festive season. This color is one of those bright red colors usually picked up by brides, however during the festive time any girl can apply this wearing a traditional outfit. It kind of makes my face look brighter every time I apply this color( I have cool to neutral undertones). However I'm sure it would suit even warmer tones with just a single swipe. I'm glad this is an opaque lipstick because I'm not very fond of sheer lipsticks. I just apply Kohl along with this lipcolor & it makes me looks gorgeous. If I just have snacks this lipstick stays good for 2-3 hours on my lips after which it fades & leaves a nice tint behind, however if you have a full meal, it doesn't stay too long.

Pros of the Lotus Herbals  Moist Petals Lipsticks:
1. Creamy & very moisturising, doesn't dry out the lips.
2. Superbly pigmented & opaque.
3. Good staying power of 2-3 hours minimum, will survive if you just have snacks.
4. Nice color to get daring luscious red color on the lips.
5. Contains Botanical Extracts. 
6. Doesn't have an over-whelming fragrance to bother you.
7. Affordable.
8. Available in different shades, Red, Purple, Pink, Browns.

Cons of the Lotus Herbals  Moist Petals Lipsticks:
1. The shade name in printed on a paper & after a while the paper comes out so if in case you have 2-3 shades of the Moist Petals Lipsticks, you would have to open each lipstick to find the shade you are looking for.
2. I so wish it could survive full meals, but it's always fun to reapply them, you get a chance to do touch up.
3. Since this is opaque, you need to see to it that you exfoliate your lips well because opaque lipsticks feather into cracks & make the fine lines more visible.

Adore it or Abhor it? Definitely adore these because they are super moisturing & hydrating & makes my face brighter every time I apply it.  

Product sent by the brand for consideration.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Organoderm Organic Raw Sugar Exfoliator

 I have been using the Raw Sugar Exfoliator from Organoderm for sometime now & here's my take on that. Before that a little about how Organoderm came into existence.

Edward Jonas Domanskis  a practicing plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, California has worked on the research and development of the Organoderm Skin Care products for over ten years.

The products are in larger sized offerings than the traditional skin care products now on the market to reduce our carbon footprint with less containers in the environment and offer more quality product at an overall less expensive price per ounce to the consumer without impacting efficacy. 

Additionally, ingredients selected are harvested in a manner to protect our delicate eco-system, to preserve and sustain natural botanical sources and the surrounding fawn and flora.  As a doctor, the amount of harmful chemicals used in skin care was a driving force to present to consumers a line that was composed of the safest and highest nutritional ingredients for skins of all ages and conditions.

Organoderm is the first plastic surgeon developed and recommended product group to contain certified organic USDA products and natural bio-active/certified ingredient formulations.
All products  certified by the Circle of Green are identified as earth/environment/skin friendly.

Organoderm also contributes a percentage of all products to Breast Cancer Research in memory of Dr. Domanskis’ grandmother who died from breast cancer and in support of the fight his mother-in-law is now waging against the disease.

Organoderm stands for:
O organic, natural bio-actives products with outstanding results
R recyclable, environmentally conscious packaging
G goal to give you the best skin possible
A awareness and responsibility for our planet is part of the company’s philosophy
N nutrition for healthy, glowing skin
O offerings for consumers that are exclusive to Organoderm users
D dr. developed, approved, and recommended
E education on all aspects of using green products and living green
R research ongoing for expanded organic products
M money saving product sizes and free recycling program for users

Here's the link to the website

Here's my take on the Raw Sugar Exfoliator:

What does the company claim about this exfoliator: This exfoliator helps remove dead, dry skin and impurities built up from the environment. It Freshens- Resurfaces - Brightens the skin

INGREDIENTS: Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Cucumber Extract, Organic Watercress Extract

Key Ingredient BenefitsCertified Organic Raw Cane Sugar: Natural, gentle, micro-fine exfoliator which removes dry, flaky skin.
Certified Organic Beeswax: Used for centuries to lock in moisture and keep the skin hydrated
Certified Organic Olive Oil: Highly emollient and rich in polyphenols.  A natural and powerful anti-oxidant against UVB sun rays.
Certified Organic Shea Butter: Natural lipid keeps skin healthy and moist for a smooth, soft texture.
Certified Organic Cucumber Extract:Soothing agent for skin.
Certified Organic Watercress Extract: From the leaves of a white flowered water plant with anti-oxidant ability.
Certified Organic Sweet Orange Oil: A revitalizing and energizing natural essence.

Price: $30 for 132g

USE: Use in a.m. and p.m. for face and rough flaky body areas such as knees, elbows, feet and heels.

My Experience: The scrub comes in a white colored tub. When I opened the tub, I found the raw cane sugar settled at the bottom & the oil on the top. I had to mix everything using a tooth-pick before I could use it. I used the scrub before bath & could feel my entire body oily because of the presence of the oils like Olive Oil & sweet Orange Oil, Shea Butter etc. The scrub smells more like Orange peel with little hints of Olive Oil as well. The scrub kind of makes the body oily because of the presence of oils, after scrubbing I had to wash my body with a body wash to get rid of the oiliness. I had to cleanse it twice because one wash didn't make the oiliness vanish. I tried this scrub wet under running water, it melts before I could scrub, so a word of caution don't stand under shower & use it. After the wash I could see my skin felt fresh & taut & it got rid of the dead skin & looked moisturised. I didn't feel the need to use a moisturizer after that.

Pros of the scrub:
1. It's a slippy scrub & not pasty or thick which wont be nice when you do the massage.
2. Didn't cause any itchiness or left any scratches on my body.
3. Makes the skin the smooth & supple after bath.
4. Doesn't dry out the skin & makes it look hydrated.
5. Doesn't stain the bathroom.
6. Formulated with naturally bio-active and organic ingredients.
7. The packaging is developed with recyclable components.
8. Ingredients selected are harvested in a manner to protect our delicate eco-system, to preserve and sustain natural botanical sources and the surrounding fawn and flora.

Cons of the scrub:
1. As it has Olive Oil as one of the ingredient, it gives a greasy feel. Had it been Almond Oil it wouldn't be so greasy.
2. Doesn't suit the sensitive skin & can't be used on the face.
3. If the lid isn't properly closed, it will attract ants ;-)
4. Need to use a spatula everytime I need the scrub, otherwise if I dip my fingers & take it out the scrub gets into the nails.

Final Word: I like the way this exfoliator works in getting rid of the dead skin, however the only thing that puts me off is the greasiness ( because of the presence of all the precious oils) after scrubbing which vanishes only after I rub the soap rigorously.

Product sent by brand for consideration.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Win Sleek dream palette and blush of your choice at Nidhi's Blog

Nidhi from BRO is giving us a chance to win a Sleek dream palette and blush of our choice for this festive season. To try your luck do visit her blog here

Friday, October 14, 2011

Giveaway at Love Skin Best

Myrted at Love Skin Best is holding an International Giveaway, do check her blog  here for the amazing prizes to be won.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Free Makeover By Lotus Herbals at Noida

Hi Beauties,
Lotus Herbals is providing free makeover by Lotus Herbals Makeup Artists at Noida on the occasion of Karva Chauth from 14th- 16th October 2011.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Boots Moisturising Soap Bars (Peony)

I picked this pack from a sale on pack has 4 soap bars each of which weighs 85gms. This is from Boots U.K, a leading pharmacy-led health & beauty retailer. So here’s my take on the soap bars.

What does the company Claim about this Bath Soaps: This gentle soap with Peony fragrance & a natural moisturizer helps effectively cleanse your skin whilst keeping it soft & smooth. Suitable for all skin types.

How to use: Massage over moist skin until foaming & rinse off.

Ingredients: Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Cocoate,  Titanium Dioxide, Glycerine, Parfum, CI 14720

Price: Rs.390 INR for four soap bars

My Experience:  Peony flowers are the highly fragrant, massive doubles, usually pink, red or white. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America.  I ordered this from & received it after almost like a month or so. The soap bars come in a pink colored pack, when I received my package it was kind of damaged because of the flimsy packing from 99labels. Since I use a shower gel along with this soap, it lasts for at least a month. The soap produces nice foam & rinses off easily & doesn’t make my skin dry at all. The best thing about these soap bars is the fragrance, it smells amazing! The fragrance is floral is not too overwhelming, it lasts for at least an hour.

Pros of the Boots Moisturising Soap Bar Peony
  • Has a lovely floral fragrance that lasts for an hour
  • Produces nice foam & rinses off easily.
  • Doesn’t make my skin dry or moisture less.
  • Lasts for me at least a month if used along with a shower gel.
  • Doesn’t become soggy.
  • Makes the bath an uplifiting experience.
  • Delivers what it claims.
Cons of the Boots Moisturising Soap Bar Peony
  • No cons, I love this soap but I wish the fragrance lasts for a few more hours.
Will I repurchase this? Would love to try other fragrances!
Will I recommend this? Yeah definitely!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Free makeover from Lotus Herbals

Lotus Herbals invitesus all for a free makeover from Lotus Herbals Professional Make up artists on 8th & 9th October at Select City Walk, between 11 am-10 pm.

Lotus Herbals Festive Glam Collection

Lotus Herbals, one of India's finest natural care brand has launched new shades of Moistpetals Ultra Moisturising Lip Colors and Seduction Lip Gloss for the upcoming festive season.

Lotus Herbals introduces MOISTPETALS™ in Six dazzling shades

Lotus Herbals has introduced exciting new shades of MOISTPETALS™, a 100% vegetarian and ultra moisturizing range of lip colors. Now choose from a range of dazzling colors and get that perfect pout!

Lotus Herbals MOISTPETALS™ lip colours contain botanical extracts of Symphytum Officinale & Plantago Oyata Seeds. These natural ingredients nourish and protect your lips by providing optimum moisture all day long.

With a mild, satin texture, MOISTPETALS™ lip colors come in six new stunning shades of red, peach, pink, purple and browns. Lotus Herbals MOISTPETALS™ lip colors are priced at Rs 349 and are available at leading beauty and departmental stores across the country.

Pick up this ultra-feminine, all natural, lip color which will make your lips feel like Moist Petals all day long!

Lotus Herbals introduces SEDUCTION™ Botanical ‘Tinted’ Lip Gloss

Five Exciting shades on offer!

Lotus Herbals has introduced five new exciting shades of SEDUCTION™, a unique botanical tinted lip gloss.

Lotus Herbals SEDUCTION™ is a lustrous lip gloss which has a unique non-sticky & high sheen formula. It contains botanical extracts of Grapes & Jojoba that keep your lips soft & moisturized all day long. This premium innovative lip gloss is 100% vegetarian & free of animal products, making it absolutely safe. Its easy grip brush applicator ensures precise & accurate application on your lips. In addition, its long & soft bristles allow you to use the lip gloss as a top coat without affecting your lip color.

SEDUCTION™ Lip Gloss is available in 5 hot new glossy shades of red, pink peach and purple that are suitable for every Indian skin tone. Attractively priced at Rs. 225, it is available at www. and will be available at select beauty and department stores across the country from 3rd October onwards.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Giveaway for my Zestful Followers sponsored by piCture pOlish Australia /Ends on November 7th 2011- Closed

Hello Beauties,As you all know sometime back in the month of July The Girls from piCture p0lish Australia had sent two wonderful nail colors as part of the Blog Fest.Check out the swatches & my review here.
This time The Girls have been kind enough to sponsor the Giveaway for my followers.

As part of the giveaway you guys could win 3 nail colors of your choice(EXcept OZotic Shades) & the piCture pOlish Team would ship them out to you.
Even non-bloggers have a great chance to win these wonderful shades,all you have to do is just fill out the form with these few simple rules & you are done.( I Honestly wanted to keep this giveaway as simple as it can be).

Few Pointers before you fill out the form
  • This is an International Giveaway sponspored by Picture Polish.
  • There is going to be only one winner.
  • The single giveaway contains3X piCture pOlish branded shades of the winner's choosing.
  • Ozotic shades are not part of the giveaway.
  • To check out the other shades click here
  • The Giveaway ends on 7th November 2011 at 12:00 Midnight.
  • The winner will be chosen through & will be notified by email.
  • The winner has to respond within 48 Hours else I'll have to pick another winner.

***Only 3 steps to be followed to win 3 nail colors of your choice***
***Giveaway ends within a month***

Good Luck Beauties :))