TRESemme Smooth and Shine Shampoo for Dry and Damaged Hair

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hey Girls,

Tell me what do you think is a girl’s most important and cherished physical attribute after her face and eyes ?? Hair, of course. I am sure, most of you would agree with me. If you had read a few of my old posts, may remember how I have been blessed with thick, heavy and dry hair, which never seems to give up when it comes to throwing tantrums almost every other day. :Sigh: If only the dry part was missing in my hair. So, I am perpetually on a lookout for shampoos/conditioners/hair masks, which can reduce the dryness of my hair.  A few months back, when TRESemme Smooth and Shine shampoos were launched in India, a lot of blogger friends used it and were quite impressed with the results. So, how could i be left behind ?? I too jumped into the wagon and grabbed the variant meant for ‘Dry and Rough Hair’. 

Price: Approx Rs. 130 (Inexpensive)

Net vol: 225 ml

What it claims 

My experience with TRESemme Smooth and Shine shampoo for Dry and Rough Hair

The shampoo comes in a big black bottle with a screw on cap which also has ‘press cap’ at the top to dispense the product. Quite easy to use and travel friendly, but who carries shampoo bottles daily in handbags, unless we are travelling? Bad Joke, Sorry.  The Shampoo is pearly white in colour and has a lotion like consistency, not too thick and not too thin. I take about 1 & ½ teaspoon of shampoo in a bowl and fill it to the brim with water to dilute the shampoo. I always dilute my shampoos for easier application on hair. I usually shampoo twice because my hair has a thick skin and refuses to feel clean unless slathered with shampoo. (maybe it’s just in my head, but I like shampoos which give a lot of lather). It has a mild fragrance which lingers for few hours after shampoo.

After wash, my hair does feel soft but it still becomes frizzy after drying and by next day, it is back to its misbehaving best. It does clean hair and scalp well but I cannot say that it made a lot of difference to my hair, just it makes my hair look great on the day when I shampoo. I think I was expecting a lot from this range of shampoos but if you ask me, it’s an average shampoo, nothing bad and nothing great. I would recommend it for girls with mildly dry and rough hair. Girls with very dry and rough hair can join me in the search for perfect shampoo.

Please do suggest any shampoo for very dry and rough hair, tried and tested by you.

Maybelline Eye & Lip Makeup Remover

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Before any more blabbering, let me just tell you I have very sensitive eyes. My previous two attempts to use contact lenses failed miserably. My eyes turn red and dry very soon.  So, I guess my poor little eyes are jinxed with glasses for a lifetime or till I turn brave and opt for Laser, which I don’t forsee soon because i am quite a chicken when it comes to scalpels, needles. Before using this makeup remover, i would use olive oil or almond oil to remove my eye makeup, specifically, liner and kohl. No mascara. Even those oils, used to sting my eyes and make them hazy for hours if the oils got inside my eyes. 

What Maybelline claims about its Eye & Lip Makeup Remover

Efficient & Easy: Instantly removes all eye and lip makeup, even waterproof and non-transfer.
Gentle: Formulated for sensitive eyes, it is especially very gentle for the delicate skin around eyes. Ophthalmological and Dermatologically tested

Direction for Use:- Expert Tip – Shake well before use. Soak a cotton pad with the lotion and apply on your eyes or lips.
Price:- Rs.215 for 70 ml

Shelf Life:-  30 months from the manufacture date.

Packaging:- The makeup remover comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a tiny hole to dispense the product  with a screw on cap.

Maybelline Makeup Remover is a Bi phase liquid which has layers of oil and water like liquid, which when shaken get mixed together well to work as cleanser.  When shaken, both liquids mix together and become an icy blue colour. Gosh! I love the colour. Yup, it feels so soothing. (Weirdo me).

This makeup remover is a miracle worker. A tiny amount, say 7-8 drops effectively remove the kohl and eyeliner with just a single swipe. Even if it gets inside my eyes, it does’nt sting but my eyes feel little hazy, till I rinse them with clean water. That’s it! No haziness, no creamy or oily residues and no racoon eyes.

It’s absolutely fragrance free .

What else do I say ??  Nothing. I just love it. It’s my HG eye makeup remover. And the price makes it even more affordable.  Of course, I will re-purchase,  but whenever it gets over, which I don’t see soon, because a tiny amount is required.

Btw, my experience is only limited to eyes. I have’nt used it on lips or face. I eat all my lipsticks and don't use foundations, concealers on face. So no need there.

 Maybelline Eye and Lip Makeup Remover & other Products are available at Beautykafe.

Biotique Bio Berberry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion - Review

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Let's come to the point straightaway. I am running short of stories. LOL. 

A review about a skincare product. 

What Biotique claims about Biotique Berberry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion:-

This refreshing, non-foaming lotion is blended with berberry, red sandalwood, fenugreek, lodhra bark and almond oil to dissolve makeup and grime. Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

Ingredients etc.

Daur Haldi (Berberis aristata), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Rakt Chandan (Pterocarpus santalinus), Methi Trigonella foenum gracecum, Badamtail (Prunus amygdalus), Lotion Base Q.S.

Price: Rs. 149 for 120 ml
Biotique Bio Berberry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion comes in the trademark Biotique white and green packaging, which honestly I find a little boring. i love my makeup and skincare to look classy with an air of expensiveness. LOL. Did we hear Estee Lauder and YSL?? Jokes Apart, the bottle does not have a pump dispenser or any nozzle kind of opening to dispense the product. So, when the bottle is titled to take out the product, a lot of product comes oozing out, but because the cleanser is kind of thick, it does'nt spill. 


My Experience with Biotique Bio Berberry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion:-

Biotique Bio Berberry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion as a Cleanser

I have dry skin and during winters my skin turns really dry and flaky. So I wanted  to use creamy cleansers to reduce the dryness. In terms of usage, I need a small quantity, say equal to 1 Rupee coin, for my face and neck. I moisten my face and massage it on my face and neck. Moistening face helps in massaging easily. I massage my face with this cleanser  and then use the Liz Earle muslin cloth dipped in lukewarm water to clean it off. At first I used to rinse it off with only lukewarm water but it used to leave a thin film on my face and I always felt like using a facewash to get rid of the slight greasiness. After using for a week, I read the instructions again and then started using the muslin cloth to clean it off, and did not feel need to use a facewash. Biotique Bio Berberry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion does cleanse face of all impurities, dust and grime, but somehow my face does’nt feel squeaky clean after using this. I would prefer to use Ayur cleansing milk, which is my HG cleanser for all seasons. I have already reviewed the Ayur Cleansing Milk.

Biotique Bio Berberry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion as Makeup Remover
This cleanser does not remove water proof makeup but clumps such waterproof eye products and messes up badly. I am left with racoon eyes and need to use a facewash to remove all the residue makeup from my eyes and face. If it gets inside eyes, it stings a bad and my eyes get slightly hazy for sometime which can be taken care of by rinsing with water. So, I use my Maybelline Eye and Lip makeup remover to remove my kohl and eyeliner.

It's an okayish product for me, nothing great and nothing bad. There are few things like lack of nozzle/dispenser which i think make it a bit unsuitable to carry in handbag. I think it would be a great facial cleanser for girls with dry skin and who don't mind that little greasiness. Perfect for Winters though, but i don't think i will be using it in summers. Oily skinned ladies please skip this one. 

My Experience with 'Not on the High Street'

Friday, March 8, 2013
Hey Girls,

How are you pretty ladies ?? A very Happy Women's Day to you all.

I am sorry for not blogging since long. Traveling for work can be a bit hectic at times, coupled with a new job. Yay! Haha..I can't contain my excitement. I just got appointed as the Legal Expert for a Regulatory Commission of Indian Government. 

Anyways, today's post is about my shopping experience with a UK shopping website

Let's see what they say about themselves

shop with a name you can trust

We at carefully select every seller for quality, style and originality.

Our passion lies in discovering unique new products and we’ve spent a lot of time choosing the 50,000 or so products (and counting) that you’ll find here on our website and in our catalogues.We get hundreds of new products landing on our desks and popping up in our in-boxes every single week but we only select the very best. We insist on exceptional quality, so if it’s not well-made, it doesn’t make the grade. We’re style seekers too and are always on the lookout for beautiful design and detailing. And we don’t do ordinary – for us, it has to be original so we only choose products that inspire us. Why do we have such a strict selection process? That’s easy. It’s our way of making sure you’ll end up with a purchase you’ll love from the moment it arrives and for many years to come. Or a gift that will make you very popular indeed!

supporting Britain’s small businesses

We’re proud to have over 3,000 of Britain’s most creative designers and manufacturers as our selling partners. They’re a diverse and extremely talented bunch of small independent businesses that share one thing in common – they’re as passionate about quality, innovation and style as we are. That’s why we invited them to sell with us. Everything you buy from comes directly from one of these businesses. So when you shop with us, you’ll be directly supporting the future and growth of Britain’s creative talent.

exceptional quality to the last detail

Only a small percentage of the small businesses that apply to sell with us are accepted. That’s because we only select sellers whose products meet our stringent quality standards. It’s just one of the ways we ensure you’ll be delighted with your purchase.

discover unique products

We all love finding something extra special and a little bit unique, whether we’re treating ourselves or a loved one. So you won’t find mass-produced products at – what you will find are gorgeous gifts, homewares, fashion and jewellery that we’ve hunted out for you.

gifting gurus

We’re here to inspire you with delightful gifts and thoughtful treats for any special occasion – birthdays, weddings or christenings, anniversaries, graduations or Christmas. And we make it easy to find something truly original by offering you a fantastic choice of products that can be customised or personalised by you for the people you love best. With your own messages, names or pictures, you’ll create a wonderfully unique gift that will be treasured forever.

award-winning customer service, six days a week

We want to make sure that every customer is a happy one. Because when you’re happy, we’re delighted. So whether you’re shopping online or by phone, we make the experience fun and hassle-free, from when you place your order to when the postie delivers your package. 

So, let me just show you what I got 

A closer look at the earrings
 All the items came nicely packed and secured in separate packages. Ah! I know, i should have shown you the boxes too, but you know how we women are when it comes to gift boxes. I tore open all the packages like a child opening his birthday gifts. What's even more impressive is that everything arrived with a week.

Just click on the names to view the products

Almond And Avocado Face Cream by Sweet Cecily's

 Anti Aging Cream by Alison Claire Natural Beauty

I had a wonderful experience shopping with them. Would love to shop again. 

A big thanks to the lovely Harriet for sending these products for consideration. 

My review is still honest.Promise.

Take care and Stay Pretty.