September 18, 2014

Tutorial: Easy Festive Eye Makeup For Beginners

Hi Everyone,

The festival season is almost here and I'm so excited to share with you all a very simple eye makeup tutorial, especially for beginners in makeup. Whether it is Navratri, or Dandiya Raas or Durga Puja pandal hopping, girls just love to dress up and play up a bit with cosmetics.

Some newbies struggle at this time with eye makeup application, and today's tutorial demonstrates how to do a rich festive eye makeup in 6 simple steps. The end result is NOT-AT-ALL subtle and goes well with all Indian/ethnic wear.

Also, because I did this tutorial especially for beginners, I have used minimal products/eyeshadows.
For this look you only need a
  1. Kohl/kajal liner (Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal)
  2. A Gold eyeshadow (SEPHORA Jumbo Crayon Liner GOLD)
  3. A matte brown eyeshadow (MAC Folie)
  4. A Matte Black Eyeshadow (INGLOT AMC 63)
  5. A Black Mascara (Diana Of London MOVIE MAGIC Mascara) 

September 17, 2014


JAFRA Brightening Toner (Rs 590/ 125 ml), available through JAFRA Consultants

When it comes to skincare, I am one of those kinds who very frequently skip toners for the sheer laziness of it. My tryst with toners have been extremely limited to using only 3-4 kinds until today and I so clearly remember finishing up only two, i.e. the Lotus Herbals Basil tone toner and the Clinique Clarifying Lotion for Skin Type 3. I still have a Forest Essentials one with me (which I don't like a bit!!) and then finally one day, thanks to the people at JAFRA , I landed up with this Brightening toner in my kitty. 

I am very glad that JAFRA's Pamper Party had us all bloggers trying these products right then and there otherwise, I'm not sure if I would have ever even opened up this bottle. (....?)

The JAFRA Brightening Toner comes in a simple white colored bottle with a screw top cap . The bottle head is sealed with a plastic cap with a small opening that helps you control the amount of product dispensed (the kind you have on Nail Polish remover bottles). It's simple and very mess free..

September 16, 2014

LA ROCHE-POSAY TOLERIANE Riche Soothing Protecting Cream : Review

LA ROCHE-POSAY TOLERIANE Riche Soothing Protecting Cream (Rs 1190/40 ml), available at Health&Glow stores across Bangalore

Well, picture this!! You arrive in a different city, for a month long vacation, with a bag full of your favorite skin care stuff, but in just 2 days you realize to your horror and dismay, that the weather in the city you are in is very different from the weather of the city you live in. Suddenly, none of your skincare seems to work and the normal-combination skin suddenly turns very very dry and super sensitive. You run to your nearest beauty store and pick up something from a brand you've never tried before, a product that you don't know a thing about and decide to test it believing the claims mentioned on the pack only.

This happened to me while I was in Bangalore, in June this year. I realized within two days that the area around my jaws and the eye contours were feeling very dry and sensitive and my regular Vichy LiftActive Night  was simply unable to heal that thing. There was a lot of burning sensation even when I simply washed my face with a face wash. That was when I rushed to the nearest Health&Glow outlet and picked this cream since this sounded like the most promising one and seemed to work on exactly the kind the skin issues I was dealing with. 

Product Description:

Toleriane Riche soothes the signs of skin reactivity such as tightening, stinging and burning sensations specific to intolerant skin. 

  • With a high concentration of La Roche-Posay Thermal Mineral Water: rich in Selenium, a powerful, natural anti-oxidant to soothe skin.
  • Like all Toleriane products, contains a limited number of ingredient to minimize the risk of reaction with sensitive skin.

September 15, 2014

Soap & Glory HAND FOOD Hand Cream : Review

Soap & Glory Hand Cream (Rs 390/ 50 ml), available at Sephora across NCR

You know , the thing with being a mother is that your hands are always being subjected to a lot of water and soap. With someone like me, who anyway has always been very much into keeping hands clean, the situation gets worsened. It may sound gross, but by the end of the day, I'm left with really dry and rough hands which feel quite capable of scratching my skin if I rub my palms on it.

A few years back, for the same reason, I decided to incorporate a hand cream into my life and now, I really can't do without one. You can literally find a hand cream tucked away in every corner of my house and there would be one in my handbag all the time too, even if I was going out for a couple of hours.

September 13, 2014

VICHY NORMADERM Global anti-imperfection Hydrating Care : Review

VICHY NORMADERM Global anti-imperfection hydrating care (Rs 1350/ 50 ml)
The VICHY NORMADERM Global anti-imperfection Hydrating Care is a moisturizer specifically meant for skin that is prone to imperfections or blemishes, has uneven texture and is shiny looking.

Patented technology. Normaderm Hydrating Care is our global anti-imperfection moisturiser. It is enriched with a unique combination of LHA and Vichy Thermal Spa Water: It also contains Salicylic Acid, Glycolic acid and LHA.