GlossyBox and Blush and the Blog's Valentine Giveaway

Monday, January 30, 2012

Disclaimer - This Giveaway is sponsored by GlossyBox and I am only holding this Giveaway on my Blog.


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GLOSSYBOX is launching in India!

Friday, January 27, 2012
Hold your breaths Ladies! Here's some awesome news.
GLOSSYBOX is launching in India!


We’re GLOSSYBOX Beauty, an idea born from a team of beauty lovers who got tired of wasting time and money buying the newest beauty products without the opportunity to try them to understand if they are right for us. GLOSSYBOX Beauty has grown to become the world’s leading premium beauty subscription company. We are present in 14 countries on 6 continents, and we are now COMING TO INDIA!

Each month, hundreds of thousands of women around the world eagerly await the delivery of their GLOSSYBOX Beauty to discover amazing new beauty products. We send out a gorgeous box filled with a surprise mix of 5 high-end travel- and full-sized beauty and cosmetic products from world’s top beauty brands. This gives women the chance to experiment with new products in the comfort of their own home.

GLOSSYBOX is set to launch in March, 2012.

Blisscovered & WiseShe Feb Month Box Giveaway

Monday, January 23, 2012

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Winner of My Lip Stuff Giveaway

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Hi Ladies,

I am so sorry for being missing on the blogosphere. Before any reviews, I had to announce the winner of My Lip Stuff Giveaway. 

So, the winner is

Congratulations, Sarah.

Happy Lips to you, Girlie.

Divo now available on

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Good News Girls. Divo Hair Brushes and Accessories are now available on 365gorgeous 

Take a look at the entire range of Divo Hairbrushes available on

My Experience with

Friday, January 13, 2012

My Experience with

 What MedPlus Beauty Claims

About Us is India's preeminent online beauty retailer offering a wide and diverse selection of over 15000 beauty and personal care products across various categories and hundreds of brands. It is part of MedPlus, India's fastest growing healthcare retail chain.

At, our goal is to provide you a convenient, hassle free destination for all your beauty and personal care needs. You can choose from your everyday staples to some of the most luxurious beauty brands worldwide. Since all our products are sourced from reputed companies, we guarantee that all our products are original, whether domestic or imported.

Whether you choose to have the product conveniently shipped to your home or pick it up from your nearest MedPlus store, we offer same day or next day delivery in all major metros, so you do not have to wait long for your shipment.

We bring you the best prices, and with our daily promotions and free gifts, you can be rest assured that no one provides you a better value for your money. ValuePlus, our one of a kind rewards programme. provides you the opportunity to accrue points for purchases across various MedPlus businesses, both offline and online, and exchange the points for invaluable gifts translating to an additional discount of 20-30% off of our already competitive prices.

With multiple and secure payment options, a worry free returns policy & friendly customer service, we are committed to provide you an unparalleled shopping experience.

About MedPlus
 MedPlus is India's leading independent pharmacy chain with 950+ stores in 6 states. Launched in 2006, it is India's fastest growing health network with a CAGR ( Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 130%. The company offers genuine drugs, quality storage, wide availability and free home delivery. MedPlus pioneered value pricing in pharmaceutical retail industry and offers 10% discount on medicines and 5% on general products to all consumers. The company has 5000 employees and serves more than 1,30,000 customers daily.

Mode of Payment

MedPlus offer multiple methods to make payments for your order, like Credit or a Debit Card, Net Banking, or Store Credit or Offline using Cash on Delivery (COD). Additionally you can place an order and pay for it through any of the MedPlus stores nationwide.

They ensure trusted methods are used for online payments using Credit/Debit card and net banking payments. Customers would be routed to our trusted payment gateway provider where they have to enter account number and/or your CVV number and 3D Secure PIN. All Credit/Debit card details remain confidential and private. and our trusted payment gateways use SSL encryption technology to protect your card information.
Payment by Cash On Delivery

Offers cash on delivery for minimum order of Rs. 250 and the maximum order value should not exceed Rs. 15000. No Cheques or Drafts will be accepted except cash. 

Brands Offered 

MedPlus Beauty houses almost all the brands from and a huge range of products from Garnier, Givenchy, Cetaphil, H20, Biotique, Giovanni, Freeman, The Body Shop, Herbal Essences, Vichy, Clarins, La Roche Posay, Organic Surge, Bourjois, Chambor, Faces, Avene, L'oreal, Maybelline etc. Go check out the entire list of brands here Brands
Now let me come to the best part of MedPlus Beauty, the virtual makeover section.  The virtual makeover section can help you try a particular makeup product on the photo of a model who is closest to your skintone, or better still, your own picture. 


 I also uploaded my own picture and here they are for you to see. This was one of no makeup picture in broad daylight. So, I think it will be a perfect picture to try every shade which I like. Putting both the before and after pictures for you.
Trying a blush with my own photograph 

So, what do you think. Isn’t this virtual makeover section awesome. Yes, I am going to buy that blush now. It’s so lovely. Suits my rather pale complexion.

The number of brands which they have is so huge. You think of a brand, and chances are that they will be stocking it.Medplusbeauty is the first website where I found The Body Shop products, (Yes, you read it right, Body Shop) and believe me they did not one or two random products but a large no. of products from body shop including their newly launched virgin minerals range. How awesome is that. You can take a look at the entire range of body shop products stocked at MedplusBeauty here. 

I found some high end brands like Giovanni, Givenchy, Beyu, Freeman, which are not available on any other website. 

Price of every product in lesser then other online shopping websites. While browsing through the website, I found that on an average, they were providing discount in the range of 7% to 25% on large number of products. Huge discounts on even those products, which other websites usually stock and retail at their MRP. 

Collection of their perfumes in just mind-blowing. Take a look. Fragrances
Cash on delivery option is available only in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. 

My experience with MedPlus Beauty

They claims to deliver to metropolitan cities on same day. Now, doesn’t it feel like going for shopping and getting your goodies right away. Mostly, every other websites delivers products only after 2-3 days.
I placed order for my products on 7, January and received an email confirming my order  on the same day, within a gap of few minutes.  I placed the order at night, at around 9 pm and got the confirmation call the next day, which happened to be a Sunday. I am presuming that if I had placed the order earlier in the day, I would have received the confirmation telephone call on same day. To sum it up, very prompt services. They informed me that my order will be delivered within 2 to 5 days and I got it today, i.e. on fifth day. In between, their customer care department kept calling me to know whether I had received the order or not. Very friendly and helpful customer service. 

My products came packed in a sturdy cardboard box sealed well. It was lined with thermocoal sheets from all sides, including top and bottom. Very well packed and minimum chances of any breakage or damage to products. All the items were wrapped together in bubble wrap and placed in the middle. All products were in perfect condition and there was no breakage or any damage.

All the products were wrapped in bubble wrap and placed between thermocoal sheets

Here's what I ordered

I did not experience any shortcoming in their services. so, no cons for me.

Few suggestions
  • They should stock a few luxury brands also like Elizabeth Arden, Marks and Spencer, Bath and Body Works Collection, Victoria’s Secret etc.
  • Tracking system inbuilt within the website, so that a customer can keep a tab on the status of his products.
  • Add a notify option so that if a product is out of stock, a customer who wishes to purchase can be notified when the product is replenished.
  • If they can stock foreign brands like NARS, MUFE, the Balm, which are so so hard to find in India.  I can think of all you girls nodding their heads in affirmation. Don’t you think we all will go crazy shopping for all these stuff?
  • Hope they can stock professional hair care range from different brands like L’Oreal, Matrix biolage, Schwarzkopf etc. I have’nt yet seen the professional hair care range from these brands on any online shopping websites before.
  • Should stock some Blemish Balm creams also. They are quite a rage already. 
 Disclaimer - I was given a voucher to make purchase, but it has not affected my review in any manner. 

Deborah Milano Hi-Tech Blush Rosa Pesca

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Hey Girls,

A review about one of my favourite blushes. Hope you will like it too.

Since, I am still quite new when it comes to using blushes and always fear that I might overdo it and end up looking like a clown. Darker shades of pinks are strictly a no-no for me and browns make me look ill and bruised. So, when I read a whole bunch of reviews about this blush, I could not wait to try this beauty. Deborah Milano Rosa Peca, shade 46 is a beautiful peachy shade, which gives a hint of colour alongwith a nice subtle shimmer. It looks very natural and one can never go over the top with this shade. A perfect shade for day wear and also night wear. 

What the company claims about the blush
Brushes on smoothly and stays on – no need to touch up. Stays color true all day for a radiantly even and natural look. Hypoallergenic. Formulated to minimize the risk of allergies.

Price Rs. 575 

My Experience with Deborah Milano Rosa Peca Blush
Packaging - The blush comes in a round black packaging with a transparent flip cap over it. The packaging has a small brush but no mirror. The brush is not really useful and I prefer big fluffy and dense brushes for my blushes. 

The Good about Deborah Milano Rosa Peca Blush
  • The shade is absolutely gorgeous. No doubt it will work for fair skin tones as well as dark skinned girls too. It will show nicely on fair skin tones and give a glowy and dewy appearance on dark skinned beauties.
  • Very smooth texture and very pigmented.
  • Hypoallergenic, light weight and blends easily
  • Stays on my dry skin for about 3-4 hours. I use a thick moisturizer and use it. It stays for about 3-4 hours and then also leaves a faint glow. 

The Not so Good about Deborah Milano Rosa Peca Blush
  • The brush included in the blush case is pretty useless.
  • No mirror included in blush case.
  • Ingredients and weight not mentioned. I guess the weight is only about 3.5 to 4 grams.
  • A little expensive. Blushes of some other well known brands are less expensive.

Ignoring the 'not so good' about this blush, i will buy it again, if I ever run out of it. It's definitely a 'My cheeks but better' shade for me. (sorry, for the silly phrase, could'nt help it.) 

NanoStyle $50 Discount Card Giveaway

Monday, January 9, 2012
The winner of the NanoStyle $50 Discount Card Giveaway winner is

Congratulations Aletha.

Faces Kajal Review

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Every woman’s vanity box is never complete without a kajal, be it in a pencil, retractable or even a tub.

Today’s review is about Faces Kajal. So let’s start.

Price : Rs 99 for 3g

My Experience

The kajal comes in square lipstick like packaging with a small mirror which is great for touch ups. The cap snaps shut and won’t open on its own if it carried in handbag.

The texture and pigmentation of this kajal is just too good. It is really soft and a single swipe gives a nice jet black line. No pulling, tugging or stinging. It can be further thickened as per your preferences, whether you like to wear thin lines or thick lines. I tried this for lining my waterline, upper lash line, lower lash line and even tight lining. (Still trying to get a hang of tight lining) and it never stung my eyes. It’s the blackest black kajals I have come across.

The Faces kajal stays on my waterline for almost 5-6 hours, although it starts fading after about 4 hours. On my upper lash line, it kind of smudges because i have oily eyelids. Even when it smudges a bit on upper or lower lashline, it can be easily wiped with a cotton swab without giving any racoon eyes. 

To sum up
  • Did not sting/irritate my eyes
  • Very reasonably priced
  • Easy to carry packaging and wont open in your purse.
  • Super pigmented black shade
  • Smudges very little and can be easily removed with a cotton swab or tissue.
  • Soft, smooth and creamy texture, applies easily on the lids/waterline without any tugging.

I love it. What about you ?

A small tip for all brown eyed girls. If the colour of your eyes in brown or light brown (me included), rather then back, try a pigmented brown kajal. It looks wonderful. Try it. Brown kajals and kohls make your dark circles even less prominent. Tried and tested by Yours Truly. :-D

Himalaya Protein Shampoo Extra Moisturizing For Normal to Dry Hair

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Himalaya Protein Shampoo Extra Moisturizing For Normal to Dry Hair 

Enriched with extracts of protein-rich herbs, our new shampoo range nourishes your hair, giving you the three essential benefits that your hair needs – strength, reduced hair fall and protection from everyday damage. Specially formulated for dry hair that needs extra moisturizing and nourishment. An effective blend of herbs keep your hair strong, soft and manageable.

Key Ingredients:
• Fenugreek & Sesame: Rich sources of protein.
• Netted Melon & Aloe: Provide deep moisture for hair and scalp.
• Licorice: Helps promote hair growth.

Directions For Use:
Massage gently into wet hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. Safe to use on artificially coloured or permed hair.

Price and Quantity:
Rs. 180 for 400 ml.

My experience with Himalaya Protein Shampoo Extra Moisturizing For Normal to Dry Hair 

Trusting the brand, I bought myself the biggest bottle of 400 ml. I dont want to sound rude or anything, but I have only one word for this product, ‘ Horrible’ I already have dry hair and bought this shampoo thinking it will really help to make my hair less dry and manageable as per its claims. But the claims fell flat right from the first time I used it. It’s one of most drying shampoos i have ever used. I usually oil my hair before a hair wash. When i used this shampoo, it made my hair extremely dry and more frizzy. It absolutely did nothing to tame dryness of my hair. The ends of my hair felt like straw (‘jhaadoo’ to be precise, lol) and I had these million tiny frizzy little monsters popping out of everywhere. 

Well, to compensate my hair for the torture I did to them with this shampoo, i treated them to a generous dose of warm coconut and olive oil and shampooed the very next day, of course with another shampoo. Long story short, i will never use this shampoo again. 

Do you have any recommendation for good shampoo for dry and frizzy hair ?

Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly Ek, Istamal Anek

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly, the humble jar of petroleum jelly that was discovered over 150 years ago has become an integral part of our daily lives today. It was originally discovered to be of medicinal use during World War II, when it was used to treat minor cuts and burns. This wonder product has today become a household, medicinal and even beauty staple with multiple uses!  

Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly undergoes a three step purification process which involves hydrogenation and double filtration, thus resulting in the purest form of petroleum jelly. Over time, this versatile product has become widely known for its excellent skin moisturization properties, as it forms a protective layer on the skin and traps in all the skin’s natural moisture. 

It's amazing how many things you can do with one little jar of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly! Consumers have discovered unique and innumerable uses for this marvelous product! It’s most commonly known to treat chapped lips, cracked heels, dull and dry elbows, rough and ashy knees, minor scratches, amongst many other uses.  

Well known for its anti-bacterial properties, this little jar of magic also has many more innovative personal uses such as treating nappy rashes and healing scabs. Surprisingly Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly has also become a beauty staple with many cosmetic uses. It can be mixed with leftover lipstick to create a brand new lip gloss and cream blusher and can also be used as the cheapest and most efficient make-up remover.

Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is available in 3 variants at affordable sizes and prices:
So rush out and buy your favorite Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly and enjoy its multiple uses!!

  Source - Press Release