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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Oriflame Skin Pro Cleansing System Review

Getting a good cleanup of your skin really makes a difference. I was earlier using the handheld facial cleansing brush from Twowoo - it worked well but required a manual operation. Recently I upgraded to the Skin Pro Cleansing System from Oriflame.

Oriflame Skin Pro Cleansing System Review

The Skin Pro cleaning system is a motorized brush that aims to clean your face with gentle strokes leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth while leaving it squeeky clean.

The gadget comes in a box with batteries, a stand and a travel pouch. There is one brush head already attached to the device and extra brush heads can be purchased seperately. 

Oriflame Skin Pro Cleansing System Review

Price: Rs 3199 - available at discounts on the amazon and flipkart great India sales

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Quick Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Rush Lip Balms

Maybelline has launched 4 yummy new colors in their Baby Lips Color range.
These new lip balms are called Baby Lips Color Candy Rush - rush of candy color with a kick of sweetness!
Quick Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Rush Lip Balms

The candy rush lip balms come with an SPF 20. They give a translucent tint of color to your lips. And they come in candy flavors that provide the sweetness. The Maybelline Candy Rush Baby Lips balms have the same retractable form factor like the old baby lips. The tube is colored to represent the shade inside.
The tube comes packaged with a little cardboard piece which contains all details about the product.

Price: Rs 190 [4gm] (available online on amazon)

These are packed with coconut oil and Vitamin E to keep your lips moisturized through the day. 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Step By Step Frog Nail Art Tutorial

Today's post is a cute little nail art tutorial done by Vriddhi who is an amazing nail artist. Her choice of patterns and color combinations is always beautiful.

Let's get started and learn how to draw a frog on your nails!

Step By Step Frog Nail Art Tutorial

Things you will need:
Products Needed for frog nail art

1. Base Coat [used Luron base coat]
2. Nail polish - soft brown (or whatever background you choose for your frog) [used Luron nail polish, tips & toes 111]
3. Acrylic Paint (if you don't have acrylic paint, you can use nail polish mixed with a little acetone to thin it out)
4. Top Coat
5. Dotting tool (you can use the back of a toothpick if you don't have these)
6. Nail art brush (you can use a 0 number paint brush if you don't have a nail art brush)
Optional: Cuticle oil, quick dry top coat

Apply base coat to keep your nails looking healthy and to protect them from any chemicals in your nail polish. Base coat also helps your nail polish/nail art stay longer.

Step 1. We will create the silhouette of the frog's body

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hair and Care Fruit Oils - Review

How many of you regularly oil your hair, raise your hand!
Well I should go hide under a table for not being very religious about using hair oil. 

Since time immemorial grandmothers and mothers have been telling their daughters the importance of using hair oil. Hair oil nourishes your hair from inside out ensuring it stays soft and manageable. Some people find oiling time consuming, others don't like the stickiness you get with the oils, and some others, well they are basically lazy like me!

Fruit oils, hair oil

Hair & Care hair oils have always been a preference if I had to chose a hair oil simply for the fact that their hair oils are not sticky and heavy like some other oils. And now that they came out with fruit based hair oils I got curious. We all know that fruits are loaded with vitamins, proteins, and a host of other nutrients. Hair & Care has infused their hair oils with this goodness of fruits - a first in the market of hair oils!

Hair & Care fruit oils come in two variants with a combination of fruits chosen specifically to target special hair needs. 
The Green variant is loaded with the real goodness of Olive, Mosambi, and Green Apple.The Orange variant is loaded with the real goodness of Orange, Anaar (pomegranate), and Strawberry. 

These unique fruit combinations work best together to moisturize and energize hair.

Price: Rs 60 (100 ml)

Olives, green apple, hair oil

Olives helps in seal in the moisture of the hair and protect the keratin. This is due to the high content of Vitamin A, E and antioxidants.
Mosambi has vitamins that help strengthen hair so that you have less split ends and also frees hair of dandruff,
Green Apple helps promote hair growth.

Oranges have numerous benefits from every part of the fruit including pulp, juice and the peel. It acts as a natural conditioner. 
Anaar strengthens the hair and gives it a natural shine owing to the essential fatty acids and punicic acid.
Strawberries contain antioxidants that provide moisture, add shine and smoothen the hair.

Strawberries, pomegranate, orange

The oil comes in a plastic bottle with a flip top cap. This makes the packaging travel friendly.

Both variants do have a distinct fragrance but after a hair wash the smell goes away. The oil is light in texture yet oily enough to be used for a deep massage. The best way to use any hair oil is to massage it into your scalp gently using the fingers. Then take a hot towel and wrap it around your head for half an hour. Post this you can let the oil rest for another half an hour before washing your hair.

I don't find the need to use a conditioner on days when I've given my head a good massage with these oils. Hair feels more manageable and looks healthier. Since this oils is light in texture you can use 2-3 drops post hair wash to make any frizz settle down.

Overall these oils are quite affordable. Some people might find the fragrance a bit overpowering but since it doesn't last after the hair wash you can still use the oil for a massage.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Himalaya PureHands - 5 New Flavours To Sanitize Your Hands (Review)

Himalaya's PureHands is a hand sanitizer by Himalaya Wellness.
I first started using PureHands in their original variant a few years ago when they launched in India.

Now Himalaya PureHands is available in 5 exciting flavors (fragrances?) of Green Apple, Litchi, Strawberry, Orange and Lemon.

HImalaya PureHands - 5 New Flavours To Sanitize Your Hands (Review)

I am a huge sucker for good fragrances when it comes to any skin care. And these new products in the Himalaya PureHands range are just what I needed.

Himalaya PureHands is an effective, herbal, alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
It kills 99.9% of germs which means you can be assured that it will help prevents infection and ensures total hand hygiene. Now available in 5 exciting flavors- Green Apple, Litchi, Strawberry, Orange and Lemon.

HImalaya PureHands - 5 New Flavours To Sanitize Your Hands (Review)

PureHands is available in travel friendly packs that you can carry with you wherever you go.
Anytime you touch anything in a public place (read railings, escalator hand rail, doors) your hands can catch an infection.

A lot of times you are out shopping and don't have a place to wash your hands before you grab a bite. You can easily sanitize your hands and have them smelling all clean and fruity with these new flavors.

Each flavor has a different color when you take it out of the bottle. Its a translucent product that simply vanishes when you rub it all over your hands.

HImalaya PureHands - 5 New Flavours To Sanitize Your Hands (Review)

Sometimes sanitizers can have a very bad after smell but the Himalaya PureHands smell great, all the variants do but if I had to pick one, it would have to be Litchi - the fragrances is so refreshing and Litchi-like!

The product comes in a plastic bottle with a flip cap.
Price: Rs 300 for the entire pack of 5 [available individually as well - click here for online options]
Rs 55 for the 50ml bottle and Rs 80 for the 100ml bottle

Which variant would you like to try?

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