Glossy Box/Jabong Voucher Giveaway Winner

Monday, February 27, 2012
Hey Girls,

I know this post was long overdue, but I have been a bit held up with some things. So without much ado, let's announce the winner.

and the WINNER is

Congratulations ASHA. You have won a voucher of Rs. 2000 from Jabong. Happy Shopping.

Glossy Box Giveaway Update

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Hi Girls, 

I know you all must be quite disappointed with the delay of Glossy Box launch in India. Allow me to give you some updates. 

I got an email from Glossy Box to choose an option between Glossy Box or a gift voucher from Jabong for value of Rs. 2000. My contest is already over I chose the Gift voucher from Jabong for the winner, because it somehow looked better to me. 

I hope my instincts are working good. 

Will keep you updated about any furture developments. 

Keeping Fingers and toes crossed. 



L’oreal Total Repair 5 Instant Smoothing and Nourishing Oil Serum

Monday, February 20, 2012

L’oreal Total Repair 5 Instant Smoothing and Nourishing Oil Serum

What L’oreal Total Repair 5 Instant Smoothing and Nourishing Oil Serum claims

"Treat yourself to the ultimate care system with L’Oreal Paris's New Total Repair 5 Instant Smoothing and Nourishing Oil Serum. This miraculous product’s technological innovation with ceramide-cement helps protect and repair hair damage caused by daily aggressors like the sun, pollution and water. It helps to avoid tangles and breakage, leaving hair smooth and nourished."

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Alcohol denat, Limonene, Benzyl salicylate, Linalool, Benzyl alcohol, 2-oleamido-1, 3-octadicanediol, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Geraniol, Butylphenyl , Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl cinnamal, Fagrance (F.I.L. C37906/1)


My Experience with L’oreal Total Repair 5 Instant Smoothing and Nourishing Oil Serum

I can’t get myself to stick to one shampoo or conditioner (Bad for hair, I know, but I can’t help it. I get bored very easily) Hair serums are something new for me and my first hair serum was the Livon one which I started using a year back. This is my second serum and let’s see how it fared on my dry.....wait you already know about my hair, right ? I have constantly blabbering about it.

This serum comes in small bottle with hole opening for dispensing the serum. It helps to control the quantity of serum, depending on your hair type and length of your hair. I am quite liking this serum. It has a faint fragrance which does not bother me at all. I find all fragrances faint only unless something smells like kerosene oil.

A very little amount is needed for my shoulder length hair. The price is pretty reasonable too. It helps to smoothen out the frizziness of my hair and make it soft and it looks a bit silky too. It helps in detangling my hair too. I am not sure about its claim of repairing damaged hair because I did not notice any improvement in my hair texture. It does not make my hair oily unlike other serums which weigh down my hair.

Verdict - A good hair serum but it does not do everything it claims. I will repurchase it because it does make my hair look better, smoother and healthier. Price is quite reasonable.

Nature's Co. Rosemary Hibiscus Hair Mask Review

Thursday, February 9, 2012

This is one of the first hair masks I have used. I have mixed feelings about this one. Want to know more ? Read on.

Nature's Co. Rosemary Hibiscus Hair Mask claims 

Price - Rs. 1095
Quantity - 125gm

My Experience Nature's Co Rosemary Hibiscus Hair Mask

Nature's Co Rosemary Hibiscus Hair Mask comes in a powder form and has to be mixed with water to form a paste and then applied. I used it 6 -7 times during the humid monsoons when my hair really frizzy and despite oiling and conditioning, I could see thousands of obnoxious little strands of hair popping out of everywhere.  I don’t have any dandruff or severe hairfall problem, though I do loose some strands whenever I wash my hair. My hair is quite wavy and dry and every time I shampoo, it becomes drier even after conditioning. I usually apply a few drop of oil mixed with water after shampoo for the dryness. 

Well, I used this hair mask for 30 minutes everytime before shampooing and I could notice a remarkable reduction in frizziness and dryness. My hair felt much more smoother to touch. I can’t say much about its claims for greying hair, thinning hair and dandruff, because I don’t suffer from these hair problems. 

Now coming to the bad part, the hair mask is a nightmare to apply. No matter how thick paste I make, it keeps on dripping all over my face, neck, clothes. It’s really difficult to keep it on for 30 minutes and all the time, I had to stay in the bathroom to avoid messing the whole house. I wish it came in a cream form or maybe by way of oil, which would definitely drip less.  Another con I find is that it’s quite expensive for the quantity it contains. It’s too less for the price. The hair mask has a weird smell, quite similar to the Indian spices, Garam Masala. Lol. Yup, I could make it out the first time i sniffed it. The smell comes only when the mask is in powder and when it is mixed with water, the smell is considerably reduced. 

Verdict - I does work on my hair and makes my hair less frizzy and more smooth, but I won’t repurchase it due to its high price and the mess it creates. I would rather try out those L’Oreal professional hair creams.
Have you used any hair mask ? Which hair mask works for you ? Do let me know.

Motives by Loren Ridinger Eyeshadow in Aphrodite - Review

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Primary benefits of motives® pressed eye shadow
  • Impeccable color retention that does not run or crease so you always look your best
  • Even, smooth and silky application for a glamorous glow
  • Deflects the light away from fine lines, skin imperfections and hyper-pigmentation, creating a flawless look
  • Mix and match to create a soft, natural or dramatic look
  • Paraben, fragrance and oil free

What makes motives® pressed eye shadow unique?
Ultra smooth and luxurious, these eye shadows are crease-proof and deflect the light away from fine lines to help visibly reduce the signs of aging for a bright, polished look. The Motives Pressed Eye Shadows have impeccable color retention that does not run or crease so you always look your best. They glide on ultra smooth with incredible hold, a flawless look, and a luxurious feel and finish. Take the guesswork out of looking gorgeous. The Motives Pressed Eye Shadow promises to give you the long lasting, high color look you have always wanted.

$ 12.00
You can buy it online from Motives Cosmetics.

1- Used with Primer, 2 - Used without Primer

My thoughts on Motives by Loren Ridinger Eyeshadow
The eye shadow is very pigmented and the shimmer in it is such that it looks very glamorous for evening wear. I would love to team it up with a matte grey shadow. It does not crease at all even without an eye primer and when used with a primer, it looks even more vibrant. They give a smooth, satiny finish and is very easy to blend. I love their packaging, it is so sleek and can be easily carried around. The eyeshadow lasts very long, almost 5-6 hours. The only downside I can say is that it would not be very appropriate for day time office wear.