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Trip to the store today

I made an unplanned trip to the market today and came across quite a few new launches. I thought I would share them with you. As usual reviews will follow (but after my two week testing period is over - I rarely review something unless I have used it regularly for two weeks)

1. E.L.F. cosmetics have to Mumbai, albeit, a little quietly. They have also launched their brushes, which were quite reasonable and were between 200 to 400 Rs. As of right now they have launched a small collection of blushes (Rs. 199), eyeshadow (Rs. 149 for brightening eye colors powder palettes, Rs. 199 for duo cream eyeshadow), a lot of glosses, shimmering facial whips (multi-purpose cream based product for the eyes, cheeks and lips Rs. 199/-) and tinted moisturizers (Rs. 199) amongst other compact powders and lip liners. I found their range to be very very reasonably priced. I bought the iced mocha swirl cream eyeshadow palette. (picture below) and may pick up the shimmering whip on my next visit..

2. Colorbar…

Office Makeup in 10 Minutes: Smokey Eyes

In an earlier post I had promised to share with you guys a quick 10 minute smokey look for office. Here it goes 1.Wash and moisturize face. Use a oil-free moisturizer. (I use Neutrogena Oil Free for Combination Skin)
2.Apply concealer to under eye areas and any other area if  need coverage
3.Lightly dust with loose powder
4.Apply a  light shade of brown as a soft wash over your entire eyelid (you can use the light brown lid color in Maybelline Chai Latte Quad)

Adult Acne

Swati, a reader wrote to me with her skin problem:  “I just hit 30 and am following a skin care regimen. But I have tried at least 15-20 sunscreens and all of them give me pimples…. I do not have acne prone skin....never had it in my life even in teens...but most products..Even moisturizers etc...Make my skin break out. pls help!” Swati, I think you are probably suffering from a condition known as Adult Acne. What? Adult Acne is well, acne that strikes you when you are in your late twenties and thirties. Nearly 20 percent of men and 30 percent of women over the age of 20 have some sort of breakout But Why? Stress – This is the number one cause of adult acne. This is caused by the body producing extra androgens, a type of hormone, in response to stress. In turn these androgens stimulate oil production in the glands of the skin causing acne to flare up.
Hormones: Experts aren't sure why, but oil glands seem to be more sensitive to hormonal shifts during your 20s and 30s. Family history - m…

Update: Lakme is selling spoilt lippies!

Ok, people! First of all, Thank you so so much for all the love and support! Buoyed by what your support I did the following things

1. I wrote to Lakme. As soon as I blogged about it, I wrote to them. Have yet to get an acknowledgment or response from them.

2. I marched back (ok, well, took a cab) to the New Beauty Centre at Khar. And now I am even more mad at Lakme. Here is what happened.

Me: Can you please show me the testers for Sugarbloom and Watermelon?

SA 1 (main/senior SA): (to junior SA2) - show her the shades.

Me: (wait for 5 minutes idly at counter before being attended to)

I then finally removed the testers myself.

With a flourish then I remove the lippies I was sold.

Me: I bought these 2 lipsticks from here like 2 weeks ago. Just check the shades, they are both completely different from the testers. & one of them is a tester itself (showing the SA the tag)

SA1: (to SA2) - Give her another piece of both.

That is it girls. The show was over.

I was given
1. No apology for the…

40 Beauty Questions

Image by Oberazzi via Flickr I got tagged for this by the lovely Ashwini who writes the blog Clearly Beautiful.

I loved reading her post and had a great time answering these questions myself. Hope you enjoy reading them too!

-How many times do you wash your face daily?  Once – I just wash it once in the morning. But I deep clean at night using cold cream. -What skin type do you have? (Dry, oily, combo) Combination... Oily in T zone, and dry skin everywhere else -What is your current facial wash? Himalaya Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash - does the job decently enough without drying out my skin -Do you exfoliate? Yea, everyday. Both Body and Face. -What brand do you use? TBSFacial buffer -What moisturizer do you use? Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer for Combination Skin during the day. Cold Cream at night. -Do you have freckles? No. -Do you use eye cream? Generally no. But I have just begun using Blossom Kocher’s Almond under eye cream -Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer (Norwegian Formula) – Review

What Neutrogena Claims: • An effective, moisture-enriched SPF 15 lip moisturizer that protects dry, chapped lips
What the Product Does: • Softens, smoothes moisturizes and protects dry, chapped lips • Soothes and conditions lips, keeping them healthy looking and soft in all weather • PABA-free SPF 15 sunscreen helps protect from harmful UVB/UVA rays • Fragrance-free, color-free • Leaves no waxy feel
How and When To Use It: Smooth on lips everyday to keep lips soft, moisturized and protected. Reapply as needed. For dry chapped lips.
Price:4g tube costs 95 Rs.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Oxybenzone (4%)

Inactive Ingredients: Castor Seed Oil (Ricinus Communis), Corn Oil (Zea Mays), Ozokerite, Petrolatum, Beeswax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Paraffin, Stearyl Alcohol, Carnauba Wax (Copernicia Cerifera), BHT