Biggest Product Launches of 2013

The year marked the launch of a new range of beauty products which are here to stay. Here I present to you a list of my most favorite products that were launched this year.

  • Maybelline Baby Lips

I have loved these translucent lip balms, each one retains it original color and flavor. The thing I liked most about these is that it stays in the lipstick form and doesn’t flow in the heat.

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  • Lakme Absolute Range

The latest range launched by lakme under the name of absolute range where the products are majorly made in nude shades. They believe that this make up should stick to the face like a second skin.

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  • Tresemme Keratin Smooth

The new keratin smooth range from Tresemme which helps frizzy and dry hair to behave well. This product has been a great gift among girls who have dry and dull hair.

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  • Beauty Benefit Creams

Beauty Benefit Creams have come here to stay, these creams provide an easy daily base for make up. It can be used just by itself too.

It has replaced the daily moisturizer and light make up.

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These are my favorite picks and you are free to tell me your suggestions.

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Best Looks from 2013

This year marked a lot of events, fashion shows and a lot of stylish looks from Bollywood. Here are my picks-

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These are my most favorite looks from 2013

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Bandra 190 launch

Recently Sussanne Khan Roshan launched a luxury boutique together with Seema Khan and Maheep Kapoor. The launch was attended by the glitterati from bollywood

She looks like a doll

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Deepika Padukone Success Bash

Deepika Padukone has been the leading lady of 2013 by giving 4 blockbuster hits. She threw her success bash last week which was attended by majority of Bollywood.

Looking at the fashion trends Black was the trend of the day. We spotted most of the couples together at this party.

Here is how they made a trend

Loved her Gucci Kimono dress and simple make up

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Many non camera people were also caught in this event

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Trends Spotted at Big Star Awards 2013

Big Star Awards was held in Mumbai last week and this is how the Bollywood beauties dazzled the stage with their style. Here is my compilation of the trends spotted at this event.

I loved her look and how she wears a smile everywhere that she goes! I liked this look so much that very soon I will put up a tutorial on how to get this look.

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The Yummiest Mom of Bollywood is here, she is one woman who can pull of a stylish look with any outfit, tutorial for this look also coming up soon!

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Kareena could have easily done better, I like her dress but there should have been a more edgy hairdo, also to break the monotony of the golden color

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Aditi Rao Hyadri is usually present at all events and I would say she is the woman who never holds back herself, she doesn’t hesitate to experiment new stuff. Kudos to her spirit though her dress could have been better

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She looks like a vulnerable sweet star-kid, I like her simple yet stylish look. Though she could have chosen a brighter blue to make it more catchy.

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I think she could not have looked better, her lip color and hair everything just looks perfect on her. Despite being plump she pulls of a stylish look with ease

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Vani Kapoor looks very stylish in this look, most people are skeptical to wear such colors at award functions and she has done it and how!  (Tutorial coming up soon)

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Blossom Kochhar Face Packs

I am always on a search for new skin products which help my skin glow. Since I am little skeptical I bank on more on herbal products and here is how I bumped into Blossom Kochhar’s face packs

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This is the oxygen rich pack from Blossom Kochhar, I used this the other day and I found it to be a perfect option for this season. It does not dry your skin and help your skin glow. Since oxygen has very few side effects this can be easily used by women with all skin types. I just used this face pack to get a clean glowy look on Sunday evening.

It has to be applied evenly on your face, I prefer using it over wet skin for best results

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This is the second product that I tried from this brand, It is rich in green tea extracts. I used this as well and put it for about 20 mins but it made my skin little dry. Green tea has a lot of scrubbing and cleansing properties because of which it could have dried the skin. When I reused it and kept the face pack for 5 mins I saw better results, it cleans your face very well and I think it is a great option for people with oily skin in winters and for people with normal to dry skin in summers.

It is a good option that can provide instant results.

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Collaborated post with Blossom Kochhar

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Oxygen for Skin – Facts and Myths

Most of the salons and beauty brands re using Oxygen as a vital ingredient to make the skin look healthier. The science says- Oxygen skin care is based on the premise that stable natural oxygen increases skin cell metabolism. All cells require natural oxygen, which consists of two atoms bound together by a stable covalent—or chemical—bond. This is not to be confused with unstable forms of oxygen, which are known as free radicals.
The most common free radical is a single oxygen atom. These atoms are unstable, due to unpaired electrons in their outer shell. Free radicals react readily in a chemical process called oxidation. Cell membranes are the most vulnerable to this type of damage, which can be neutralized by the benefits of antioxidant nutrients.

When the skin is deprived of oxygen, blood vessels constrict and it severely compromises the skins ability to function properly. The oxygen levels start decreasing once you reach 25. The damage is added by the stress levels, unhealthy eating habits and irregular sleep.

Advantages of Oxygen Therapies

  • Increases Strength of Collagen and Elastin fibers in the skin
  • Increases the number of Blood Cells
  • Increased Suppleness and Elasticity
  • Stimulates the Immune System
  • Helps with Capillary Damage and Blood Flow
  • Increases the number of Blood Cells

Disadvantages

  • It can suppress the drive to breathe because of increased oxygen levels
  • Oxygen therapy equipment can induce fire

 

Verdict

We can see clearly that Oxygen therapy has more benefits and it can really give a boost to your skin. Personally when you don’t know what to do for a dull looking face just use some oxy face pack or bleach and your face will start glowing. This article is with respect to skin and not any other medical problem. It should be used in smaller quantities and not everyday, you should not push your skin to the other side of the threshold

A great method for instant glow on the skin

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Kajal Wars

Since the time Loreal has come up with Magique kajal it has entered the economy kajal sector with Lakme and Maybelline. It can be a little tough for you to choose from them. Kohl is one beauty product that I swear by and I never leave home without it.

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Here is a little comparison of these

Brand Lakme Eyeconic Maybelline Colossal Loreal Magique

 

Price

 

199 175 245
Color

 

Dark Very Dark Dark
Blends well

 

Yes No Yes
Long Lasting

 

 

Yes Yes Yes
Waterproof

 

Yes Yes Yes
Smudge Proof

 

Yes No Yes
Rating

 

4 3.5 3

 

I felt that Loreal  Magique is highly priced and does not provide as much value for money as the other two do. Also I have not had a great experience with Maybelline Colossal in the past so my verdict goes to Lakme Eyeconic Kajal.

Share your experiences with these Kohl pencils

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Moisturizers for Women with Oily Skin

The last post spoke about the options that women with dry skin have, this post focuses on people with Oily skin and also for women who live in slightly warmer areas. In cities like Mumbai or even Pune where I stay it doesn’t really get very cold. So if I use those moisturizers I can come very close to an oil tanker since I have normal skin.

Here is the list of my personal favorites for such conditions

  • Boroplus Body lotion

A moisturizer that softens and doesn’t make the skin sticky. A tried and trusted brand for most women.

  • Clean and Clear Moisturiser

We have all been with Clean and Clear since our teenage days and every time we had pimple problem we rushed to its rescue. This moisturizer does the same thing by balancing your oil level

  • Parachute Summer Fresh

A smooth and soft option for women who just want a little moisture cover on their skin. This lotion doesn’t make the skin sweaty or oily.

  • Vaseline Healthy White

A great option for vaseline loyals who have been swearing with vaseline for years, the thing that I like is the mild scent. It does make your skin look healthier.

  • Lakme Fruit Winter Care moisture

This is my new found love from the house of lakme, I love how it just makes my skin supple without adding any buttery feeling. I love the scent and its spread.

Ladies this for you who I have missed in the last post

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