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Friday, 24 June 2011

Lakme Peach and Plum daily glow moisturiser with sunscreens

Packaging :
It comes in a cute peachy orange bottle with flip flop cap. 


bottle 2

Flip flop cap is easy to use and is hygienic, but can’t tell travel friendly.



For 200 ml – INR.210/-

Ingredients :
Aqua, mineral oil, Propylene Glycol, Gleceryl Stearate,Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alchohol, Cyclopentasiloxane,Perfume,Isohexadecane,Pottassium  Lactate, Disodium Laureth Sulphosuccinate,Dimethicone,Sodium Hydroxide,Carbomer,Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer,Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,Ethylhexyl Salicylate,Lactic Acid,Tocopheryl Acetate,Disodium EDTA,Panthenol,Glycerine, Peac extract Plum fruit extract, Sodium PCA,Sodium abscorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol,CI 15985, CI 17200,Phenoxyethanol,Methyl Paraben,Butyl Paraben,Ethyl Paraben,Propyl Paraben.

It is quite a list.
At least they are truthfully showing what all the ingredients.

What company claims:

Experience the soft dewy texture of Lakme Fruit Moisture Peach & Plum Daily Glow Moisturiser with Sunscreens for skin that smiles with softness all day long. With extracts of Peaches and Plum this daily lotion provides 12 hr moisturisation leaving your skin soft and silken with a radiation glow. With sunscreens, this lotion also provides sun protection setting you up to fully enjoy the day.



It is peach in color and is light creamy in consistency. But it easily blends to skin. A little product is enough since is spreads easily. And well it is not a tinted moisturizer. Don’t get fooled by color.


It have a strong  fruity smell .

In my experience:

As I told before texture is light creamy and it gets easily blend and absorbed to skin. It wont make skin oily after wards. So can be used in day time also. Additionally there is sunscreen which makes it appropriate for daywear.
It never irritated my skin and didn’t caused any break out.
I can’t tell about its 12 hour hydration claim but it sure do gives 6-8 hr hydration.
Like any good moisturizer it gives soft healthy skin, but about glow I am yet to find out.
3-4 drops is enough for whole face and it’ll last long.So good enough for price.
Available in almost all super markets.
Maybe as introductory offer I don’t know, but I got Lakme fruit blast face wash free with it. So it is an additional plus.
Smell. It have a strong fruity smell. People who love fruity smell might like it. But for me it reminded some tonic.Smile with tongue out
Even though it is written with sunscreens, there is no mention of SPF.
Not travel friendly packaging.

        Overall, it is a very good moisturizer.
          Will buy it again?..Maybe

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Some random thoughts

I am sure at some point of life you would have missed some some people.
When my hubby first told me he will be away for one month, to be frank what i thought is well ,some ways it is good only. I can have my own time for a change.

But when the time came , i realised i miss him lot. And about time..hell with it. What happened is before cutting vegetables especially onion i don't have to worry. Now that also i have to do.Drying clothes, well that also i only have to do always. Before i don't have to worry about paying bills at correct time, only had to think about how increase them  ;-)..Now came to know even for paying electricity bill or getting new gas cylinder refilled,you have to give bribe . Before for that i use to advise him” Being good citizen we must not make a practice of giving bribe”..Well i came to know without giving bribe nothing happens.:D.Same way in every thing.He use to help me in washing dishes in turns, well that also i have to do everyday. Being continents apart i even miss the gossiping at night :(

i realise in many matters however irritating he can be  , that much difficult it is to live without him .
The most irritating habit of him is that watching tv and acting like he is hearing whatever i am telling, when he is not. Well nowadays i ‘m even missing it.

Well is it my only problem or every one is that much dependent?


Himalaya Herbals Gentle Refreshing face toner

Every one knows importance of toner in skin care regime. Toner helps in reducing oil secretion and thus making face looks fresher.When you wipe face with cotton pad dipped with toner, it will removes all residues left after cleansing. Also it will help to tighten pores and balance pH of skin.
Most of the toner I used till now had alcohol content in it. Himalaya face toner has been a welcoming change from it.

Packaging is travel friendly. It consists of bottle with cap. Under the cap there is also a screw cap lid, which consists of a aperture/hole in it. While travelling contents won’t spill out.

Price : INR.70/- for 100 ml.

As you can see it is a clear liquid .
Directions for use:  After using cleansing mil , pour few drops gentle refreshing toner on a cotton pad and wipe thoroughly over your face and neck.
Ingredients :
Key ingredients: 
Each ml. contains Jati 35 mg, Lajjalu 35 mg, Marubaka 20 mg, Nimbuka 10 mg
Jati is Jasmine, Lajjalu is mimosa pudika, which is commonly known as  touch-me-not or sensitive plant, Marubaka is marjoram and Nimbuka is lime

What company claims :

Refreshes and tones the skin. Reduces oil secretion and keeps the skin oil-free.
Gentle Refreshing Toner purifies and refreshes your skin. This alcohol-free toner removes the impurities and makes pores appear small. Lemon and Jasmine cleanse and refresh your skin, while Sensitive plant controls excess oil secretion. Sweet marjoram nourishes the skin to keep it radiant and healthy.

It is not exactly 100 % herbal, all herbal products will contain atleast preservatives and fragrance.
Anyway in bottle it  is written as Ayurvedic proprietary medicine , hypoallergenic, no harmful chemicals, no animal testing suitable for all skin types

My Experience:
It has a very refreshing smell, yet very mild smell.
Alcohol free and hence doesn’t dry out skin.
Didn’t break me out.
Quite inexpensive.

Pore minimization is not significant enough. But is the case with almost all toners.

Will buy it again?..May be.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Gel eye liner from buyincoins

Last month one day i had been in one of my terrible mood swings and i know only one way to regain my mood- buying some thing  .So i logged into buyincoins. Before i never bought from buyincoins. So i had been little sceptic and didnot want to buy some thing expensive. 

Finally i ordered

  Water proof eyeliner gel with brush and some combs..

Still i don't know how i dared to order eyeliner gel without a brand name. Usually i am careful about the  products using in eye. May be the excellent reviews by previous customers prompted me. Around 22 reviews - all totally positive. But main thing what attracted me is the angled eyeliner brush which comes along with this eyeliner.

Cost for the gel eyeliner with brush was dirt cheap  - 2.5 $..Around 110 INR. Also shipping is free in buyincoins.Whatever the product you order , whatever the cost is , shipping to India is free. Only drawback is shipping will take time. 

Shipping took around 2 -3 weeks time. There had been no tracking number or contact address. But they provides status such as processing and dispatched and gives an invoice. A photo of the courier top with our address is also provided after dispatching.

After 2-3 weeks i received a Singapore post(not courier) with no sender's name. I guessed my friends there might have send something.

When i opened the parcel it is those things from buyincoins, securely wrapped individually with layers of bubble sheets, thermocol etc. Remember in most of their products no retail box will be there. So if you are a brand freak dont go there.

Coming to the eyeliner, It contains around 3g and comes in a small tiny frosted glass jar which prevents drying up of liner. The liner is soft , pigmented and have a creamy texture. It glides very smoothly on eyes.Actually i waited 2 weeks to write this review cos i want to make sure this product have no side effects, since there is no name , box nothing. I am using it continuously for last 2 weeks and now i can assure you really it have no side effects.It is smudge free and and last  till you cleanse away.

After washing and rubbing with towel

a)It is rich pigmented, true matte black color.
b) Creamy in texture and glides smoothly on eyes.
c) Till now no side effects or irritation in my eyes.(But i havn't used it in water line)
d) Dirt cheap.
e)Will last whole day( in fact till you cleanse it away).
f) Won't smudge.
g) Water proof   (For me it is con  :( )

As water proof very difficult to remove. Have to use oil based remover.

Coming to brush:
It is long angled brush which also have a small polythene cap on top to protect bristles. Perfect for eye lining, even a beginner can draw precise lines using it. The bristles are thin  and  i am able to draw thin or thick line as per my requirement using it, but i don't think it will last long.

This is not my eye, one i  nicked from buyincoins site, but it shows off real color you can get.

Overall verdict : Excellent site and product
  Will i repurchase?  : Will buy again and again till i get fed up. :p

Friday, 6 May 2011

Oriflame- Feet up - Moisturising Foot Cream

One month back  i looked at my feet and i shuddered. Even though no visible cracks there, it had been totally dried up  and had been in a worse condition.

I asked Pooja of My Space to  get me a foot cream . As there had been a sale at that time i got it for around 149 /-INR where as actual price is 349/-INR

Avocado and aloevera is well known for its moisturizing properties. Avocado oil supposed to retain hydration.

What company claims?
Soften, soothe and improve the condition of your feet overnight with softening Avocado Oil and soothing Aloe Vera. Massage into feet at night and wake up the next morning to find them improved

What i experienced?

It really do moisturizes and conditions thee rough skin of  feet .

On first application itself change is visible. Smooth , soft moist feet are obtained on regular application.

It have a mild minty smell, nothing over powering but a pleasant smell.Cream spreads very easily and require a small quantity only. From last one month i am using it regularly. Still half tube remains.Only 2-3 minutes massaging is enough for cream to get completely absorbed by skin and  do not leave back any oily coating  So not only at night even day times you can use whenever required.

The package as you see above is a long tube and is  travel friendly.

a) Highly moisturizing
b) Mildly scented
c) Small quantity is enough
d) Quickly absorbed to skin
e) Do makes feet smooth and soft

a) Not available in local shops, have to buy from Oriflame agent itself.
b) Original price is little pricey.

I will buy again?... Definitely.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Chamber Of Beauty - Give away

Rakshanda of COB is conducting a fabulous give away where you are able to choose the shade of lipstick and eye shadow quad if you win.Well, not only  them, lot of products she is giving away . In fact giveaway products list is very long.

Revlon Colorburst lipstick
Revlon compact powder
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner
Maybelline diamond quad
Chambor blush duo
Black stone studded bracelet
& last but not the least Pink stone studded jewelery set

So click here  to enter Rakshanda's give away.

Peaches and blush- 500th follower give away

Mahek of Peaches and blush is conducting a fabulous give away cos she  crossed 500 blog followers and  crossed 100 facebook fans . I am sure most of you will be familiar with her blog.

Products on give away :

1.Nyx Eyeshadow Palette in Bohemian Rhapsody 
2.Bourjois Blush in Brun Cuivre 
3. Lotus Herbal Lip Balm in Strawberry  and
4.Lakme Nail Polish in 243 

The rules are very simple. Enter   here to participate in this giveaway.

Luck to all :)