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Showing posts from April, 2012

It's Official! Ponds TM is being Discontinued :(

Sit down now. I know, I feel just as bad as you.

It is confirmed, from the horse's mouth (aka Mother Brand Unilever) that Ponds Tinted Moisturizer is being discontinued.

I'm on my last bottle halfway. I stopped using it daily a month back after it suddenly disappeared from shelves as I wanted to make it last longer. I honestly don't know what to use as a daily quick base instead. It was just pure perfection.

Products that I have *actually* repurchased

You know how is it with us beauty bloggers, we fall hard for the product of the moment & promise to purchase it till eternity in our reviews. But our resolve lasts only the next, new, shiny tube crosses our way. No, it is not intentional to mislead you. Just how we beauty bloggers tend to think.

I thought I would compile a list of makeup & skincare products I have *actually* repurchased when the first tube ran out. I'll do skincare in this post first. Makeup follows later in the week.

1. Biotique Morning Nectar: My 3rd bottle. I always have this with me. Works like a charm on me, when I get sunburnt or dehydrated. It is also very good as a cleanser in a hurry..

2. Himalaya Gentle Exfoliating facewash: While I generally don't use foaming cleansers on my skin, even though it is combination, I use only this cleanser when I have to use one.

Summer's here! And here are my top picks for the season

Summers here! Unfortunately.

It is again that time of the year again, when the sun beats down your furrow and you leave a trail of sweat in your wake. Not sexy at all. But summer isn't all hell on earth. It is also the time for colorful, bright summery shades that are very feminine and flattering.
Here are some products that can help you ease through summer:
1. Body Spray: Summers means that one doesn't always feel or smell as fresh. Buy a small bottle, that can sit snug in your bag for spraying on throughout the day. Those of you who work in offices, can keep it in your desk drawer. I keep Boots Natural Collection Vanilla Body Spray with me, for when I reach office as well as when I'm leaving.

Himalaya Herbals Natural Moisturising Lip Butter - Review

It Claims: A unique and luxurious blend of exotic butters that provides nourishing care, keeping your lips supple, smooth and healthy all day long.

Ingredients Include:Cocoa butter contains Vitamin E that soothes and hydrates, preventing your lips from moisture loss.Sal butter moisturizes and softens lips.Kokum butter helps prevent lips from chapping.Mango butter rejuvenates the skin and helps minimize lip wrinkles.
Ingredients: Castor seed oil, coconut oil, beeswax, hydrogenated castor oil, flavor, cocoa seed butter, tocopherol, kokum seed butter, mango seed butter, sal butter
Use Directions:Apply evenly and liberally on your lips, as often as needed.

Jordana Nail Paint in Silver Glitter

It claims: 
• Neons, Shimmers, Glitters & Cremes
• Bold, Fashionable, Spectacular Color Range 
• Contains Natural Pearl for Improved Application, Wearability & Luster 
• Salon Formula 
• Made In USA

Price: Rs. 169 for 15 ml bottle (I got a 20% off on this from New Beauty Centre)

Inglot Freedom Lipstick #51 - Review

You know the drill by now right? For those of you who are new to Inglot Freedom series lipsticks, these cost Rs. 250 for a 1.2 gm container.

You can read my general review of the range here

Makeup: to cover more than just your spots…

It looks pretty, colorful, shimmery, glossy. It promises to make you look good, and love you back if you do. It won’t break your heart, it won’t say mean things to you, it won’t make you feel bad. It fits you, no matter what size you are. It doesn’t discriminate – No! Not You! You are not pretty / thin / smart / fair / dusky / intelligent / deserving / kind enough, put me back! – it never says this.
Makeup sometimes is more than just some colored cream or powder that you buy to cover a spot on your face, sometimes it is the balm you need to conceal the hurt, bitterness, pain or emptiness that scar your days.
It is easier to obsess & fantasize over your next trip & purchase than face the reality. Also known as retail therapy.  It does work pretty well at times. Until someone points out or worse, objects to your craziness.