Reviews Coming Up

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Hey Girls,

I know I have been badly lagging in my posts. So, here's a small teaser of the posts coming up. Do let me know, what do you want me to review first. 

The Balm Blush Cabana Boy

Revlon Smoky Crayon Bronze Smoke

Bacio Me Lip balm

Maybelline Color Sensational Moisture Extreme Lipstick in Plum Parfait

Freeman Facial Mask Avocado and Oatmeal

Parachute Advansed Body Lotion Summer Fresh - Preview of TVC

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Parachute has now come up with a new summer variant to refresh the ‘magical romance moments this summer’. 

 With skin so refreshed and rejuvenated, refresh the magical romance moments this Summer! With Parachute Advansed Summer Fresh - beat the heat, feel refreshingly cool with its tingling mint extracts and enliven your senses with a burst of magical fragrance. With skin and you so fresh again, refresh those moments ever so close to your heart!

The Balm Frat Boy Shadow/Blush

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

In simple words, The Balm’s Frat Boy, is matte pretty pink powder, which can be used as a blush and an eye shadow. The Frat Boy is a perfect pinkish apricot shade for that natural flush on cheeks. When you can't keep the boys away, blame it on the blush.

A warm peachy pinky blush that is similar in tone to Mac Melba, (that’s what a lot other bloggers say, not me) very well pigmented.

Price - $ 21

Quantity - 8.5 grams 

The Frat Boy comes in cardboard packaging with an inbuilt mirror. The packaging is really cute, though personally I prefer my makeup packaging to be black and a little blingy. That gives a really classy look.

So, when I opened the pan for the first time, It was love at first sight. The colour is absolutely gorgeous. The Blush is matte without any shimmer or sheen. The shade will work best for Light to Medium skin tones, and a light peachy glowy blush for dusky beauties. (Update - I made my friend, who has a dusky skin tone try it. She loved it.)

A lovely colour for both summers and winters. it works even on my pale complexion. I am fair skinned with warm undertones and my complexion leans towards pale. I have to choose my blushes very carefully, because very few shades work for me. Most of the times, even if a blush looks great on me indoors, it appears too stark in the sunlight, appearing as if I went overboard. But not this one, it looks perfect, both indoors and outdoors. It is very well pigmented and i just have to gently touch my brush on the pan and apply. Any more, and it will give clown cheeks. It stays for a good 5-6 hours on my dry skin, even when I apply this after a heavy moisturiser.

The only downside is that it can purchased online at Sephora or the Balm

Stock-up on Natural Beauty Supplies for the summer with Just Herbs

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Stock-up on Natural Beauty Supplies for the summer with Just Herbs

Mumbai, New Delhi, Chandigarh- Just Herbs, the Natural and Ayurvedic beauty and wellness label, has launched its summer collection of Suncare lotions, Facial gels and face packs made from pure and exotic Ayurvedic herbs. The products are made according to ancient Ayurvedic principles and are mildly scented with aromatherapy essential oils. 

The Just herbs Summer Collection includes NoSun Jojoba-Wheatgerm Moisturising Sun Protection Gel (for dry to oily skin), Sun’nil Jojoba-Grapeseed Moisturising  Sun Protection Lotion (for normal to dry skin), Just herbs Petal Soft Antitan Rose Face Pack, Just Herbs Aloe Vera Facial Massage Gel and Just Herbs ‘Frugel’ firmskin skin radiance gel.

“These five products are a must for every woman this summer as they have been specially formulated using the finest herbs and without toxins commonly used in cosmetics,” says Dr. Neena Chopra, Director, Beauty and Technical, Just Herbs. “They not only repair sun damage but also slow down the ageing of the skin for which the UV rays of the Sun are often a major culprit,” she adds.

The Just Herbs summer collection uses Aloe Vera, Grape Seed oil and other therapeutic herbs which are nature’s best nourishing and anti- aging agents along with expressed oils of wheat germ and jojoba which are known to be potent antioxidants and powerful skin protectors.

Just Herbs is made with 100% pure Ayurvedic ingredients collected by tribal communities across India from their natural habitat. Unlike several other so called Ayurvedic brands that claim association with Ayurveda, the Just Herbs collection is true to the exacting Ayurvedic principles it endorses.

Just Herbs is available at The Beauty Bar, Shop No: 8, Red Rose Apts, Raviraj Complex, Off Link Rd , Before Fame Adlabs , Andheri West., Mumbai (Bombay), India 400053 / Bliss , Plot no. 180, Aram Nagar 1, 7 Bungalows, Versova, Andheri West, Landmark – Legacy of China, Mumbai, India 400061. In Delhi at: Tatsat a socially conscious store, E-50, Shop no.3, New Delhi, India 110016/ The Maximum Store, 5J/1, Ground Floor Shahpurjat, Delhi – 49 and in Chandigarh at: The Vanity Box, SCO 7 , SECTOR 9, Chandigarh, India 160 009. Online:

Just Herbs’ NoSun’ Jojoba-Wheatgerm Moisturising Sun Protection Gel

A multitasking sun protection gel enriched with Jojoba, Wheatgerm and Grapeseed oil along with Green tea extract and Aloe Vera. With its built in UV protection and age control micronutrients, it effectively replenishes skin’s lost moisture and forms a protective barrier to UV rays to prevent sun spots, freckles and sun induced wrinkles.

Price: Rs. 350

Just Herbs ‘Sun’nil’ Jojoba-Grapeseed Moisturising Sun Protection Lotion

This lotion is aimed at addressing and even reversing the signs of sun-driven skin aging. The natural polyphenols present in green tea, grapeseed and carrotseed oils effectively neutralise the free radicals responsible for skin aging. Due to the presence of natural antioxidants capable of scavenging the free radicals while Aloe Vera replenishes the lost moisture to restore the skin’s NMF(natural moisturizing factor) and controls Sun-induced hyperpigmentaion in the form of freckles, thus maintaining the skin’s natural complexion. Psoralea seed extract strengthens the skin’s defense mechanism against UV rays to maintain the integrity of cutaneous barrier.

Price:  Rs. 395

Just Herbs ‘Petal Soft’ Anti Tan Rose Face Pack

Fuller’s earth enhanced with skin lightening beauty herbs helps tone, texturise and rejuvenate the skin by maintaining skin elasticity. While Liquorice inhibits the melanin synthesis and soothes chronic inflammations and redness, Holy Basil and Rose protect from the effects of photo ageing due to their radiation protective properties. This pack effectively reduces skin darkening, protects from sun burn and other sun induced skin damage making the skin fairer with a petal soft perfection.

Price: Rs. Rs. 295

Just Herbs Aloe Vera Facial Massage Gel.

An intensive skin rejuvenating facial massage gel designed to nourish ,hydrate and liven up dull and lifeless skin.Alovera inhibits the over production of enzymes responsible for the breakdown of the collagen-elastin matrix of the skin and provides protection against sun’s UV rays, clears away blemishes, while cucumbers restore the natural moisturising factor(NMF) by delivering vitamins and moisture to the deepest layers of sun-exposed skin .Aloevera and soy lecithin provides nourishment, stimulating the skin’s metabolic functions and combats free radicals to prevent the effects of oxidative skin damage. Regular massage effectively removes sun tan from the face,neck and the back.

Price: Rs. 395

Just Herbs ‘Frugel’  Firmskin Skin Radiance Gel

Suitable for massage of oily skin this gel uses the antioxidant and ant aging effects of fruit poly phenols and essential fatty acids to protect the skin from free radical damage and provide necessary nutrients to the skin to diminish the signs of aging. Regular massage with this gel helps maintain soft, supple and naturally glowing skin.

Note to editors:
Just Herbs is a recently launched line of pure, bespoke and Ayurvedic beauty and spa products which combine aromatherapy with the exacting principles of Ayurveda to create effective formulations with a luxurious feel. This 100% toxin free range, made with expertly selected ingredients from across India is currently available at luxury and lifestyle stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh and is fast expanding to other cities and online.

Just Herbs™ is:
  • ·         Free from Artificial perfumes
  • ·         Free from Chemicals ingredients
  • ·         Not tested on Animals
  • ·         100% Vegan
  • ·         Made with pure essential oils and plant and fruit extract
For further enquiries please contact:

Megha Sabhlok Chopra

Brand Director
Just Herbs

Email: /
India: +91-9465446071
Singapore: +65-98536423 (website under re-construction)

MelanSol Moisturizer for Face & Body - Review and Giveaway

Thursday, March 8, 2012

MelanSol Moisturizer for Face & Body
From Oceana Naturals

MelanSol®  was invented by Peter Zahner, a man who experienced basal and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer first hand. It is specifically formulated to help prevent sunburn and the kind of skin damage that can cause these two non-lethal forms of skin cancer.
MelanSol® sunscreen is 100% natural. 
It's completely free of chemical active ingredients, synthetic preservatives, colors and scents.  
MelanSol® contains no alcohol and is not tested on animals.

What Pure Screen claims about MelanSol®Moisturizer for Face & Body

Your search for a 100% chemical free moisturizer is over. Our new moisturizer for face and body is both hydrating and protective, while using our revolutionary system of anti-aging antioxidants to control free radicals. Use it everyday to provide a powerful antioxidant foundation for makeup, at night to nourish and rejuvenate tired skin, after sun exposure to eliminate remaining free radicals, to soothe razor burned skin and more. Get more than one bottle because you'll never want to be without it. One more thing, if you find someone with a sunburn, the natural antioxidants will help ease their misery.

Before any thing, let me just tell you that MelanSol has just been certified as 100% natural by the Natural Products Association, so you can have confidence in what they are using. There are only three sunscreen brands with NPA certified products available in the US-out of the hundreds of sunscreens on the market.

Water (Aqua), Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil, Natural Lecithin, Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao) Butter, Benonite (Clay Mineral), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract, Mixed d-Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Bio-Melanin, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Extract, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract, Oryza Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Flower Oil, Lanolin Oil, Xanthum Gum, Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemom Peel) Oil
Lavendula Angustfolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Natural Beeswax, Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin). 

All Ingredients are Biodegradable

Regular Full Size/Price 6 oz / $23.95 

My Experience with MelanSol Moisturizer for Face & Body 

I have very dry skin on my face and dry skin on my body. So winters are like hell for me. No matter what creams or moisturisers I use, my skin starts to feel dry in few hours. And it’s double trouble since dry skin shows early signs of ageing. Eeeks. I hate my skin even more. So, the only option with me is to pamper my skin like a spoilt child with oils and moisturiser. And when i got a chance to use and review an all organic moisturiser like MelanSol, I was all more excited. 

The Moisturiser comes icy blue coloured pump dispenser packaging, which can be locked by twisting at the top. No fear of spilling. So, coming to the moisture, I have been using it for past one month now. a little amount is needed for face and entire body. I have finished less then ¼ th of the bottle with daily use. 

The moisturiser is quite thin in consistency, but that does not mean it’s not heavy duty. It moisturises my skin and disappears into my skin with rubbing just a few times, no oily feeling or stickiness. I used it everyday for  a month during and did not get any tanning. The sun was’nt really bright, so I used it before stepping out. The real test would be the soon approaching summers in north India. I hardly use a sunscreen in summers, but I am very eager to try this out. I can’t say much about the ageing because I don’t have any signs of aging yet. I am 28. Maybe they will appear after a few years. 

Well, well, so MelanSol is giving away 6 oz bottle to one of the readers. All you have to is enter through Rafflecopter widget below.

Maybelline Clear Glow BB Cream

Thursday, March 1, 2012

What the Company claims: Discover a Brighter Flawless Natural Look with the New Clear Glow BB Cream from Maybelline New York.

The BB cream or the Bright Benefit cream is a revolutionary product that provides the benefits of a foundation, sun block and a moisturizer minus the problems of each! It gives you a brighter flawless look giving you the confidence to Go Nude, the way nature intended it. A dab of kajal and lip gloss or balm and you’re ready to go. Revolutionizing your skincare regime, this wonder product is an all-in-one revolution with 8 benefits to instantly brighten, even tone, hydrate, conceal, smooth, mattify, freshen and protect with SPF 21/ PA+++.

Called the 8-in-1 skin perfector - Just a minute of effortless application and you are set to turn heads

Available in three easy blend shades perfect for the Indian skin tone, the BB Cream transforms your skin effortlessly, affordably and beautifully. Just the thing for the Girl on the go; contains healthy minerals for 8 in 1 skin benefits. The oil-free formula keeps skin hydrated for up to 24 hours and the SPF21/PA+++ protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It covers like a foundation and hides flaws and imperfections without feeling heavy on the skin.

This instant skin perfecting cream comes in a compact, travel-friendly 18 ml squeeze tube and is available in 3 unique earth shades –  01 Nude (darkest), 02 Radiance (mid) and 03 Natural(lightest).
MRP: Rs.199/- for 18ml

My experience with Maybelline Clear Glow BB Cream 

The moment I saw the tube, I was a bit disappointed. It’s so tiny.  But, this little beauty has its own sweet advantages. It claims to be foundation, sun screen and a moisturizer and it is. It evens out my skin tone and gives a nice subtle healthy glow, which i always crave for. The shades are a bit confusing. I got the Nude shade which looks darkest in the images but it perfectly suits my fair and pale complexion. All these creams have yellow undertones which suit well to asian skin tones. It gives light coverage, evens out my skin tone and blends like a dream. It’s also very easily available.

I need a very small amount and apply it like a regular face cream. The consistency is not very thick nor very runny and is just right. I have dry skin and I need to moisturise my face first and then use it. It can also be mixed with moisturiser and applied. My T zone is oily and it did make it abit more shiny after 4-5 hours.


Nozzle opening to control the quantity


This has become my go to cream for everyday. The only con I find is the quantity. Its too less. I wish it was more, like 30 ml or so. It gets over very quickly. 15 ml is appropriate for eye creams not face creams. Maybelline, are you listening ??

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