Sunday, January 29, 2012

LipGloss Love Affair's International Giveaway

Hello Beauties,

Do check LipGloss Love Affair's International Giveaway where the goodies include everything from hair stuff to makeup to body care. To participate click here

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Freeman Bare Foot Lavender& Mint Healing Foot Cream

Hello Beauties,

I have been using Oriflame Foot Creams for the longest time & this time for a change wanted to try a foot cream from a different brand & picked up the Freeman Bare Foot  Lavender& Mint Healing Foot Cream which is from a US brand Freeman & here's my brief review on this cream.

According to the company: This soothing lotion with Lavender and Mint, moisturizes aching legs and feet, softening dry skin on tough soles and heels.  Tea tree oil helps soothe and relax tired feet while the smell of fresh lavender and mint provide an uplifting aroma-therapeutic experience.

Directions: Massage on feet, focusing on heels and rough areas.

Key Ingredients:
Tea Tree Oil
Lavender Oil
Vitamin E
Ingredient List:
Water (Aqua), Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Emulsifying Wax NF, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint ) Oil, Tocopherol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 33, Blue 1, Limonene d, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Butylphenyl Methyl Propional (Lilial), Hydroxycitronellal

Price: Rs.187 INR for 150ml

Reasons to adore this:
1. Softens the skin.

2. Very light in texture & gets easily absorbed.

3. The color of the cream is lavender & has a nice floral fragrance which isn't overwhelming.

4. Comes in a long feet shaped tube with a flip cap.

5.  It's huge 150ml tube, will last for atleast a month or two.

6. Decently priced.

Reasons to abhor this:
1. Though it claims it softens the dry skin on tough soles & heels, it hasn't done anything to my soles & heels. It just moisturizes the skin that's it!

Final word: I thought this would moisturize & soften my heels but it doesn't deliver what it claims!

Will I repurchase? No! I like the Oriflame foot cream over this!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sparkles Unlimited 6 months Blogiversary- International Giveaway

Hey Beauties,

Shrilata from sparklesunlimited is hosting an International Giveaway sponsored by where you could win Bourjois & NYX goodies.

This giveaway ends on January 15th 2012, so hurry up girls!

To participate click here

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Shopping Experience at

Hello Beauties,

Wanted to share with you all my experience shopping at , so here's my take on that.

About : is India's preeminent online beauty retailer offering a wide and diverse selection of over 15000 beauty and personal care products across various categories and hundreds of brands. It is part of MedPlus, India's fastest growing healthcare retail chain. provides a convenient, hassle free destination for all your beauty and personal care needs. We can choose from our everyday staples to some of the most luxurious beauty brands worldwide. Since all their products are sourced from reputed companies, they guarantee that all their products are original, whether domestic or imported.

Whether you choose to have the product conveniently shipped to your home or pick it up from your nearest MedPlus store, they offer same day or next day delivery in all major metros, so you do not have to wait long for your shipment.

They bring you the best prices, and with their daily promotions and free gifts, you can be rest assured that no one provides you a better value for your money. ValuePlus, their one of a kind rewards programme. provides you the opportunity to accrue points for purchases across various MedPlus businesses, both offline and online, and exchange the points for invaluable gifts translating to an additional discount of 20-30% off of our already competitive prices.

With multiple and secure payment options, a worry free returns policy & friendly customer service, they are committed to provide you an unparalleled shopping experience.

Reasons to shop from

1. Wide range of products: They have a wide range of products more than 12,000 to choose from. The products are categorized under Skincare, makeup, Hair Care, Herbal care, Fragrance, Accessories, Personal Care, Baby care, For Men & Nutrition. They have higher end brands, middle end brands as well as lower end brands to choose from. They have Indian brands like Lotus Herbals, Shahnaz Hussain as well as many other International brands like Givenchy, Vichy, Victoria's Secret, Estee Lauder on the site.

2.  Great Discounts: They have discounts on almost everything each category for eg. Skin Care, make up etc has a tab Best Deals where you could check the discounts & best deals on products. They have an introductory offer running, you could purchase any fragrance over Rs.2500 & get a free back pack worth Rs.1500.

3. Free Shipping & Delivery: Shipping is free for orders above Rs.300, otherwise Rs.50 is charged. Free cash on Delivery(COD) for all orders above Rs.250. For all in stock items, the delivery happens on the same day in Hyderabad and the next day in all major metros.Delivery times for other areas will vary from 2 - 7 days depending on the availability of courier service. COD is currently available in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore & Delhi.

4. Loyalty Scheme- Value Plus: ValuePlus is a one of a kind rewards programme offered by them to our loyal customers. You earn points whenever you purchase an item from and can redeem them for valuable gifts at a deep discount to their MRP. Most gifts are available at 1/2 or 1/3 their actual price when redeemed using ValuePlus points resulting in enormous savings.

5. Virtual Makeup: It's one of a kind online makeup tool where you could upload your photo & try their products before buying. You could check which shades would suit & buy accordingly.

Overall the experience shopping at was good & hassle free! I placed the order around midnight & the next morning around 10 A.M I got a call from the medplus customer care to confirm the order, around 9:00 P.M  I got the package. They have so many brands & color cosmetics to choose from, I was amazed when I had a look at website after a few days of placing the order because each day I see new products added with discounts too.

However, there are few suggestions:
1. I received the products in a medplus shopping bag when I had guests at home & I guess like anybody else, I wouldn't want my guests to know what all I ordered. I have no issues with the shopping bag, suggest them to just wrap the products in a paper & put in a shopping bag if the delivery is within Hyderabad.

2. There are issues with browsing part, I mean for eg. the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Hale & Bourjois Bronzing Powder appears under Bourjois without a price or any other info. And when I was searching for a lipstick below Rs.500 I couldn't see anything from Lotus Herbals but when I go to the individual Lotus Herbals Tab & then subcategory lipsticks, I see the Lotus Herbals Floral Glam Lipstick for Rs.310.5. These some minor issues that the technical team at can take care of.

3. Suggest to get more affordable international brands which we don't have access to, though they already have got NYX but we greedy girls need more ;-)

P.S Received a voucher to shop from the website, however that hasn't affected my review.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekend Sale at Vichy, Beyu, H2o Plus & more

Hi Beauties,

Wanted to share with you  all about the weekend sale happening at

Brand Name                                            Discount %

Vichy                                                        15% off
Beyu Cosmetics                                        25% off
H2O Plus                                                  30% off 
Just for men                                              40% off
Fa women's deodorant                              25% off
Garnier Deodorants                                   40% off

These offers are valid from 17.00 PM Friday 6th January 2011 to 12.00 Midnight Sunday 8th January 2011.

If you have any queries, do check their Facebook page here & Twitter page here.

Himalaya Baby Care Gift Basket

Hello Beauties,
Would like to introduce you all to this wonderful baby care gift basket from Himalaya Baby Care Gift Series.
LOL, No I don't have a kiddo yet, this gift basket belongs to my Niece.

When a new baby comes along, you want to buy a gift to welcome him into the world. There are many items that parents find essential to have when caring for a baby. From bath essentials to swaddle blankets, there are plenty of unique gifts to choose from.

Baby gift baskets are ideal presents for baby showers. Many baskets are filled with essential items of baby care that cover a wide range of needs for new parents, as well as nonessential items, decorations and clothing.

Personal care items are small gifts perfect for placing in a baby shower wishing well. Baby products such as shampoo, body wash, and baby lotions and oils are items commonly placed in a wishing well.

Himalaya has like 7 types of baby care gift sets in their Baby Care Gift Series & this Gift Basket is one among those that I'm sharing with you all. The product review is based on my Sister-in- Law's experience. Hope my post helps someone who is looking for such a basket with all those essential items for baby care. 

Price: Rs.575

The contents of the Himalaya Baby Care Gift Basket are

1. Himalaya Moisturising Baby soap(115g): Mild and soothing soap that replenishes lost moisture while cleansing baby's skin gently. Enriched with Olive oil, which is rich in Vitamin A and E, and Almond that moisturizes the skin and is an excellent source of Vitamin D.

Ingredients Include:
Olive Oil (Olea europaea)
Almond (Prunus amygdalus)

The  Almond Oil in the soap makes the skin super soft & moisturised, Olive Oil makes the skin healthy & hydrated. My Sister-in- Law liked this so much that she got a replacement as soon as she finished the soap from the basket. She says the soap doesn't dry-out the baby skin, it lasts long because it doesn't get soggy at all. It has a mild fragrance, smells like any other regular baby soap, as soon as my niece comes out of the bathroom I can sense a mild fragrance which isn't too-overwhelming. A baby's skin is very delicate, any product which is scented may harm the skin, since this is mild it works for my niece.

2. Himalaya Gentle Baby Shampoo(200ml): A specially formulated mild shampoo that gently cleanses the hair making it soft, shiny and easy to manage. Does not cause tears in the babies. Hibiscus extract softens, conditions the hair, natural proteins from Chickpea give shine and healthy shaft, and Khus-Khus cools the scalp.

Ingredients Include:
Rice (Oryza sativa)
Bengal gram (Cicer arietinum)
Shoe-Flower (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Vetiver, Khas-Khas (Vetiveria zizanioides)

Sometimes I bathe my niece & have noticed that only a dime size amount is good enough to wash her hair. It lathers well enough & rinses out easily & since it has all the natural ingredients, isn't too scented. Also, noticed it doesn't cause any irritation or tears. The 200ml bottle in the basket will last for at least 2-3 months. A definite repurchase!

3. Himalaya Baby Lotion(200ml): A gentle lotion specially formulated to restore the tender skin's natural beauty, leaving the skin soft and supple. It is enriched with Almond oil that restores skin moisture, Olive oil, which improves skin lustre, and Yashtimadhu and Country mallow, which soothe the skin.

Ingredients Include:
Country Mallow (Sida cordifolia)
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Tinospora Gulancha (Tinospora cordifolia)
Olive Oil (Olea europaea)
Almond (Prunus amygdalus) 

My Niece's skin is extremely dry & as soon as she finishes her bath, the lotion is applied to lock in moisture & it does deliver what it claims. It provides deep nourishment & keep her skin soft & supple, however the smell is too over-powering for a kid. This is one of the products from the basket that is too scented. I don't think my Sister-in-Law will repurchase this because products with strong fragrance don't suit her baby.

Himalaya Baby Cream(50ml): A specially formulated soft cream for dry cheeks, tender nose, rubbed elbows and knees. Olive oil, enriched with Vitamin E ensures that your baby's skin is healthy and lustrous. Country mallow, an antioxidant and Yashti madhu protect and soothe your baby's skin.

Ingredients Include:
Country Mallow (Sida cordifolia)
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Tinospora Gulancha (Tinospora cordifolia)
Olive Oil (Olea europaea)

This is also has a mild fragrance & does its job well. You would just need 2-3 tiny dots for the entire face, can be used either during the day or night, however it is advised avoid the area around the eyes. It definitely worth the penny.

Himalaya Baby Powder(200g): A specially formulated cooling talcum powder that helps in excess sweating and relieving itching on the baby's tender skin, besides controlling the body odour. The baby powder contains natural zinc that has antiseptic properties and accelerates healing, sandalwood extract that cools and Olive oil that nourishes the baby's tender skin.

Ingredients Include:
Zinc calx (Yashad bhasma)
Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Vetiver, Khas-Khas (Vetiveria zizanioides)
Olive Oil (Olea europaea)

This is my favourite among the products in the basket, it smell so nice & not too-overpowering I guess because of the presence of Khas Khas which is know to provide cooling effect, my Sister-in-Law usually uses this when changing nappies or after bath. More than the baby her aunt( me :-) ) loves it a lot. Though it's huge 200g pack, definitely repurchasing it once it gets over.

Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream(20g): A specially formulated mild cream that treats rashes, inflammation and irritation caused due to rubbing of diapers against baby’s soft skin. Five-leaved chaste tree extract relieves pain, Zinc calx aids in healing the rashes, Aloe vera and Almond oil soothe the skin.

Ingredients Include:
Zinc calx (Yashad bhasma)
Barbados Aloe (Aloe Vera)
Almond (Prunus amygdalus)
Five-Leaved Chaste Tree (Vitex negundo)
Indian Madder (Rubia cordifolia)

My niece or for that matter any other baby doesn't like to be in nappies for longer duration, kids sometimes develop nappy rash & this rash cream works well in treating that. The cream smell like an Ayurvedic cream & is mild on the skin. It takes care of the rash & keeps the skin hydrated & free from irritation. This is definitely a must have for babies.

Himalaya Gentle Baby Wipes(72s): Made with hypoallergenic formula and containing natural ingredients like Aloe Vera and Indian Lotus, the wipes are the ideal choice for cleansing babies' delicate skin. The wipes gently clean and moisturize a baby's skin, and are pleasantly scented.

Ingredients Include:
Aloe vera (Barbados Aloe)
Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

These are gentle wipes to clean babies, they have mild fragrance & are very soft to use. They are very handy & can be carried by moms in their mommy bags to use anytime anywhere! I observed that over a period of time, the sticker that has to be peeled to get the wipes out, doesn't work & the wipes start getting dry. It is a must have in a mommy's bag.

Final Word: This is a very useful gift for a baby & the mother, it has all things that a baby needs! A perfect gift when you are in a hurry & can't pick any other item like clothes or baby bed sets because you don't have to look through so many things to find the color or quality you want, you just have to go to the nearest super market & grab it. It has a perfect packaging & looks cute in a baby's room. Also, there are other Himalaya Baby Care Gift packs that'll suit everybody's budget.

These can be purchased online from their site

Product sent by the brand for an honest review.