GlossyBox and Blush and the Blog's Valentine Giveaway

Monday, January 30, 2012
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.







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


THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

Exclusive Offer from Slassy.com

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Slassy.com offers readers of Blush and the Blog a discount of Rs 100 off on purchase of Rs 500 and above

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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!

About GLOSSYBOX 

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

Click on above text to enter 

HURRY AND GET BLISSED

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.

Walnut sugar scrub by Bella Il Fiore

Walnut sugar scrub by Bella Il Fiore

The Walnut sugar scrub by Bella Il Fiore, is available on EdenFantasys shop for around $ 18. They carry an extensive range of lingerie, candles, and sensual items, and have recently expanded to now stock beauty and body products and even makeup! So, a small write up about this wonderfully awesome body scrub.



Ingredients
Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, sodium laureth sulfate, coamidopropyl betaine, PEG-18 glyceryl oleate/cocoate, glycerin, juglans regia (walnut) shell powder, sucrose, polyethylene, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, panax ginseng root extract, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, echiacea angustifolia (coneflower) extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), sodium pca, allantoin, panthenol, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, triethanolamine, fragrance

    No Triclosan / Parabens free

Fragrance
The scent of the scrub is a mixture of peppermint, coconut, and almond. A perfect product for the coming summers. The scrub lathers a bit and makes for a moisturising and relaxing bathing experience.  Peppermint is my favourite fragrance in summers ever since i started using foot scrubs and lip balms with a minty aroma. Can’t wait to try this one too.

Packaging:
This body scrub comes in a large plastic squeezey bottle. Though you can control the amount of the scrub through the push top style, it requires a lot of squeezing to dispense the product. I think a tb would have been a better option for such a scrub.

Performance:
This body scrub clams to work really well for creating soft and smooth skin and even after single use, one may find your skin is noticeably smoother.

Volume/ Weight
    12 fl.oz./ 1 lb
  
What I feel about Walnut sugar scrub by Bella Il Fiore
Exfoliation is a very essential part of my skin care, be it face or body. Winters make my skin dry and dull. And when summers come, my skin faces the brunt of dust, humidity and what not. I like scrubs which are neither too mild and nor too abrasive, which might even leads to micro scratches. Just the perfect exfoliation which removes dead skin and makes skin look healthy and not bruised. The peppermint aroma can be a bit strong for winters. But I am ready to ignore everything if the scrub works effectively. The scrub is quite thick and loaded with exfoliating beads. Glides like a lotion on skin and works like a charm to give soft and smooth skin. Should I say more, I want this scrub, for summers, winters, for every day of the year. 

Visit the Walnut Sugar Scrub to read more reviews.

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Divo now available on 365gorgeous.in

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 365gorgeous.in

My Experience with MedPlusBeauty.com

Friday, January 13, 2012

My Experience with MedPlusBeauty.com

 What MedPlus Beauty Claims

About Us
MedplusBeauty.com 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 MedplusBeauty.com, 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. medplusbeauty.com 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. 

Before

After
 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.) 

Be My Guest

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Blush and the Blog invites all its readers, old and new, to send reviews/ articles about skin care, makeup, fashion, accessories, jewellery, etc. You can also send photo and video tutorials. It's your choice. All you have to do is pen down your thoughts and send me an email to blushandtheblog@hotmail.com.





How it will benefit you ?
  • For Bloggers - You have a chance to interact with my readers and share your blog with them.I will be eager to place a link to your blog in the post itself.
  • For Non - Bloggers, it will be a great way to express your thoughts to a large number of makeup obsessed girls and who knows, you will get addicted to blogging in no time. 
I won't be able to provide any monetary compensation for posts as of now, but author of every guest post, will get an additional 5 entries for every post in all my future giveaways.

Still confused about something, email me and I will be eager to help.

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