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Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish - Hot Cloth Cleanser Review

It claims:We only make one cleanser because this formulation is the ultimate in concentrated yet gentle cleansing power and works on every age and skin type.

Our plant based cleanser has a two-phase action, phase one is the cleansing. Free from mineral oil, it has a rich and creamy texture and swiftly removes all traces of face and eye make up, even stubborn mascara. Phase two is the polishing. Polish off the cream using the pure muslin cloth to gently dislodge dead skin cells and help reveal clean, soft and radiant skin. Naturally active ingredients include eucalyptus and cocoa butter for smoother, clearer skin. Suitable for all skin types

Lakme Absolute Makeup Launch at LIFW


As some of you know I was at Lakme India Fashion Week last Sunday for the launch of Lakme's new range of Absolute Makeup. It took me a while to get to this post as I was travelling this week.

I don't have a lot of pics from the event as I forgot my camera at home, but I have a few pics I took with my cell phone.

So here is what I gathered about the new launch from the Lakme MD & their Brand Manager

Giovanni VitaPro Fusion Leave in Hair Treatment

It claims:VITAPRO FUSION Protective Moisture Leave-In Hair Treatment with PureOrganic Technology
Deep Condition Penetrates damaged hair to rebuild and repair Infuses hair with protein-enriched botanicals Protects hair from heat, chemicals and bad days
Vitamins aren't just good for your body. They're also good for your hair. When combined with protein, the result is stronger, healthier, shinier. Vitapro Fusion fuses together the best parts of vitamins with the essential elements in proteins to create soft, manageable, beautiful hair. Professional hair. What a treat.

*Contains a blend of organic oils, ripe-harvested from renewable plants at the peak of their freshness, cold pressed and refrigerated immediately to ensure maximum purity. Infuses each individual strand of hair with vitamins, nutrients and protein for strength and vitality.

Colorbar outlet opens in Mumbai

Finally Mumbai has it's own Colorbar outlet!!

I was at Infinity - II (the malad one - next to D'mart) yesterday. Imagine my surprise - there is a colorbar outlet on the 1st floor right next to the Westside store! I hope now we'll have access to all the lastest CB stuff also - no more stockouts :-)

While there I also found the following stores:

Vivienne Westwood Jeans & Nudie Jeans now at The Collective

The Collective believes in bringing the world’s finest to your doorstep. Introducing some of the most celebrated brands internationally, The Collective brings Denims from Vivienne Westwood & Nudie Jeans this season.
Vivienne Westwood, the influential British designer has teamed up with denim experts Lee for a capsule collection that draws upon Westwood’s archived collections from the 70’s and 80’s and Lee’s denim expertise. This year’s Autumn Winter look brings the“MAN” collection to the store. While the collection is generic, it promises to cater to different personalities & different choices.The jeans without a doubt are a continuation of Vivienne Westwood edgy & cool styles.

Fiama Di Wills Aqua Pulse Shower Gel and Bathing Bar for Men

I know this is mostly a "Girls - Only" blog. But in case there are any men reading it as well or women looking for gift ideas, Fiama Di Willis has a new line for men. 

The Fiama Di Wills Aqua Pulse range of Shower Gel and Bathing Bar is enriched with extracts of Blue Lotus and Sea Minerals to form a part of the unique Active Defense Complex that protects the skin against microbes.  The Shower Gel with suspended sparkling beads gives an invigorating freshness with every shower. The invigorating fragrance of the Fiama Di Wills men’s range provides a rejuvenating bathing experience.

Price of the Aqua Pulse Bathing Bar is Rs 35 for 130 gms. Price of shower gel- Rs 120
The Fiama Di Wills Aqua Pulse range has been launched in select metros and will soon be extended to other cities in India.
The Fiama Di Wills Aqua Pulse Shower Gel has been bestowed with the honour of Product of the Year, 2011 in the shower gel category of the awards. The product won the coveted recognition for its inno…

Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment. Improved Formula. New Packaging!

Iraya Vanilla & Whole Milk Lip Balm - Review

It claims:Creamy whole milk with nourishing essential oils provides moisture boost and nourishment to lips. For chapped lips 
For external use only; test for allergy; 100% vegetarian; never tested on animals

Price: Rs. 145 for a 20 gm tub

Ingredients: Whole Milk, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, beeswax, Wheatgerm oil, Vegetable oil, Hazelnut & Vanilla Essential oils.

Available: I got it from their store at G7 mall, versova.

ATB Beauty Notes: Red Carpet Secret

Halle Berry's Red Carpet Secret: "To make Lips look naturally pink, I put on red lipstick, wipe it off and then apply clear lip gloss"

I tend to do with berry & grape shades.

Do you do something similar?

My Top Five Tag

Just a fun tag to set start off my long weekend!! :-).. I read this on Adorable on Your Vanity (Shivani's blog) & wanted to do it myself


1. Cafe Mocha (I love this at the Bru Cafe World)
2. Filter Coffee at the local south Indian bakery down my lane
3. Friday's Lemonade (TGIF's)
4. Banana - Strawberry Smoothie made at home
5. Mojito's at TGIF

Revlon Luxurious Color Smoky Crayon in Bronze Smoke - Review

It claims: Smoky liner & eye shadow. Get a smoky eye effect with creamy rich color.

For smoky effect, fill in lid with crayon & blendFor a more defined look, sharpen tip with pull out sharpener. Price: Rs. 525 for 1 gm. 
Shades available: Only 2 in India: Bronze Smoke & Black Smoke

Available: At most Revlon counters. I recently bought the Black Smoke one from Urban Touch. They were pretty prompt & I got my parcel within a day of my order :-)

Happy Friendship Day!

But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; 
with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely.  

Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. 
~Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859

Happy Friendship Day! Thanks for hanging around & reading :-)

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss - They are here!

They're finally here. The lip gloss from the colorburst range. Priced at Rs. 475/-


Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss - Swatches & Preview

Here are the swatches. I bought 2 shades (they have total of 15 - some of the most unique & gorgeous shades I have seen in a long, long time).

Peony: When I first saw the tube for this, my mind started to scream "NARS Orgasm". It is the sheerest lip gloss in the lot (the other very sheer one is a pale gold dust) - this is a peach pink shade with golden shimmer. Perfect to go with my Orgasm dupe Bourjois Lilas D'or. This is a warm shade.

Aubergine: I was very confused between Strawberry, Bordeaux & Aubergine. Finally I decided to go with this one as it looked like an interesting cool toned berry.

I also particularly like Rosegold, in addition to Strawberry.

The quantity is 5.9 ml


Iraya Invigorating Lemongrass Foaming Shower Oil - Review

It Claims:Refreshes & enriches.

A truly unique formulation, this blend of natural oils transforms into luxuriant foam on contact with water. This refreshing body treat is packed with natural moisturizers and skin soothers like mint leaves, lemon & essential oil of lemongrass, perfect to revive and perk up the mood. 

Ingredients: Mint Leaves, Lemon Leaves, SLS, Olive oil extract, cocoaoamidopropyl betaine, cocodi ethanol amide, almond oil, grapefruit seed extract, phenoxyethanol, aqua, essential oil of lemongrass. 

The Nature's Co - Offer for Rakhi

The Nature’s Co. presents a special offer this Raksha Bandhan to help you pamper your caring sister. Stop by any of The Nature’s Co.outlets and purchase mainline products, worth Rs.750 or more, and get a luscious lip balm worth Rs.225 along with delightful chocolates absolutely free. What’s more The Nature’s Co. will have all these gifts packed in a specially designedattractive packaging as well.
To further enhance the entire experience, The Nature’s Co., is also giving out 15% discount hair cut vouchers for a renowned salon ,to the first few customers.

Kareena talks about the Lakme Products she loves

Kareena, it seems, is the new face of Lakme ABSOLUTE collection to be unveiled soon.

She talks about the new collection:

“One of my favorite products is ABSOLUTE Lip Last with its precision brush and I’m totally hooked on to the Plump and Shineglosses for the range of sensational colors it offers, there is something for every occasion. 

As a face make the White Intense Two-Way compact is an extremely convenient product that doubles up as a powder and foundation and has sun filters, which protects my skin from the sun. I completely love the ABSOLUTE Mattreal mousse for daily wear as it’s extremely light and renders a natural glow to my skin while the Soft Focus Foundation is perfect for the glamorous party look. 

Giovanni D:tox system purifying Facial Cleanser - Review

It claims: With activated charcoal, volcanic ash and super oxidants acai & gogi berry. Your face is your calling card. In order to help your skin be pure and detoxifed, you need this lush, gentle foaming cleanser. With volcanic ash to dislodge and absorb pollutants, activated charcoal to extract impurities and detoxify, and super-antioxidants acai and goji berry to rejuvenate your face and recharge cells. Leaves skin refreshed and hydrated.

pH balanced.

For all skin types.

This cleanser is labeled step 1 in the detox system.

Bourjois Bio Detox Organic Foundation - Review

It claims: This foundation perfectly evens out the complexion, minimizing pores' appearance and concealing imperfections.

Enriched with chlorophyll from plants that brings oxygen and filters pollution, it leaves the skin pure and fresh. Its formula melts onto the skin for a no mask effect.

Price: Rs. 980 for 30 ml bottle.

Shade: No. 55 (Dark Beige)

My experience: I bought this foundation close to 6 - 8 months back as soon as it was launched. I was really excited to try this out as it supposedly contains upto 98.8% natural origin ingredients

The mild confusion started at the store itself, I wear shade no 53 in Bourjois Healthy Mix, but 53 in this range proved to be too light for me (it had major pink undertones, while I am cool toned, I am not exactly the English Rose).. both 54 & 55 seemed fine to me, but just to be cautious I picked 55 (Dark Beige).

ATB Beauty Notes: Sonakshi Sinha shares her tips

I read this on the Vogue website. A few beauty notes from Ms. Sinha :)

Diva tip
False eyelashes. You feel instantly glamorous.

Skin rituals
I remove all my make-up and moisturise before sleeping at night. I use a Nivea moisturiser and Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser, and I drink lots of water.

Hair ritual
I go for an occasional olive oil or coconut oil head massage, which is really good for blood circulation. I also enjoy L'Oréal hair spa treatments.