Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation

Very recently Shraddha Kapoor did some rope dance to launch Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation, the new product by Lakme. The event took place in a hotel in Mumbai where Shraddha Kapoor who is the brand ambassador for Lakme, performed a rope dance on the middle of the road. This was one of the kind launch of any beauty product in India. The idea was to feel ‘weightless’ and talk about the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation.

Quite impressed by the campaign and the ‘weightless’ feel I decided to try on this new Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation. I got a tube for Rs 575.

Packaging

It comes in a small cardboard package like other lakme products. It looks very similar to the Lakme CC cream in shape and size. The tube is easy to store and travel friendly. Since the tube is soft plastic you can always choose the amount of the product that you need to apply.

Texture

The texture of this Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation is amazingly smooth. It will almost glide on your skin as you want it. It gives you very light coverage for a foundation. Most of the foundations give you enough coverage to hide all your marks and blemishes but this one only makes your skin lighter. You will definitely need a concealer with this one. But this is one product that you can use daily like a moisturizer if you like the natural look of your skin. It stays for about 3 hours on my face and the best thing is its weightless quality. As the product promises you do feel that it is weightless and there is absolutely nothing on your skin.

Procedure

Step 1: Apply Lakme 9to5 Weightless Foundation to clean, moisturized skin.
Step 2 : Just take a small amount of product with the index finger and start applying it to the skin with your fingertips. Usually, you can just apply the mousse in four places: the forehead, nose, chin and cheekbones.
Step 3: Blend into your skin starting from the centre of the skin outwards, taking care to cover your face including your neck.

Availability

It is easily available in four shades in the market –

  1. Rose Honey
  2. Rose Ivory
  3. Beige Vannile
  4. Beige Caramel

Pros

  • weightless
  • easily available
  • works well for fair skin tones

Cons

  • Less coverage
  • does not stay very long

Style Meter – 7/10

Oriflame Very me Cherry My Cheeks – Sweet Coral Review

Rose quartz is the Pantone shade of this year and this Oriflame very me Cherry My Cheeks – Sweet Coral color seems to be the best pick in the blush on range. Though I don’t abide by the Pantone shades but once it is released out in the beauty circuit, you will see a lot of influence in the fashion weeks and make up.

Today I have picked up Oriflame very me Cherry My Cheeks – Sweet Coral blush for a review. I got this product for INR 355 for 2 gm.

Packaging-

The Oriflame very me Cherry My Cheeks – Sweet Coral comes in a plastic case very much like the MAC blush with a black outline. Though the package lets you see the color properly but it seems very fragile. The package is small and can be easily slipped into your bag.

Color

When you open and take swatch of the color you realize it is not one of those coral colors that you don’t like but the softest rose quartz which will go very well with your skin. We Indians have an obsession with pink blushes and it definitely should be a part of your kit.

Texture

It is soft and powdery but ain’t creamy. The good thing is that it blends very well with your skin and doesn’t show on your cheeks. What I didn’t like was the powder getting scattered after travelling. This is something I have also seen in lakme pallets that it gets powdery.

Stay

It stays for about five hours on my cheeks when I used it as a part of my complete make up.

Pros

  • I love the soft pink color
  • It blends easily
  • pocket friendly
  • travel friendly
  • texture
  • ease of application

Cons

  •  The powder getting scattered after travelling
  • no mirror

Style Meter – 8/10

 

Colorbar Diamond Shine Lip Gloss

Recently Colorbar came out with their Colorbar Diamond Shine Lip Gloss and nail paints. As you all are aware of my fondness to lip gloss and I think it was the perfect time to get it out in the market. My wintery chapped lips feel most pampered with a lip gloss for a party. This diamond shine lip gloss indeed comes with radiant sparkles to make you feel pouty for every selfie.

It comes in the silver box like package like most of its glosses, Colorbar has maintained the way its packages looks through years. It is a soft plastic 3.8 ml bottle priced at INR 675. The gloss glides on easily and is very lightly tinted. If you want you can definitely get some color with multiple layers again which is not very vibrant. It settles down easily and is quite light.

I checked out a few shades and pretty much liked them. In my opinion you have to have a nudish pink gloss and a nudish brown gloss which is not only used by itself but it can also be used over various shades to enhance the look. I usually pick up the nude gloss and use it over my matte lip colors to give it some party vibe for night outs. This Colorbar Diamond Shine Lip Gloss seems to be the perfect fit.

Pros

  • ease of use and storage
  • super soft and light feel
  • 8 available shades

Cons

  • very lightly pigmented
  • you may have to pair it with some color
  • It is a bit pricey
  • may not be used every day

Thoughts

I feel decently good about it and it is worth a try if you like light pigmented shades but it does seem a little pricey and you may check the contemporaries for similar stuff. The shades are all regular ones available easily. I still like the shine and feel of it.

Style Meter – 7.5/10

Winter Face Packs

Finally we see the winter Sun. Today when I woke up there was fog and I wanted to cuddle up little more with my cappuccino in bed. While I am doing rounds of stuff to get my winter skincare in place I picked up my favorite ingredients to create my most effective winter face packs. All these packs can be easily made at home within a few minutes.

  1. Milk and honey winter face pack

Ingredients-

6 spoons of full cream milk

2 spoons honey

2 spoons aloe vera gel

2 spoons of powdered oatmeal

one bowl

one spoon to mix

Procedure

Churn the oatmeal in a mixer grinder. You need to mix all the ingredients in the bowl. Apply it evenly on your face and neck and let it dry. It would take somewhere around 15 minutes after that you can wash it with lukewarm water.

Purpose

This pack contains few of the best things for your winter skin – milk and honey both these provide fresh pampering and moisture to your skin. Oatmeal and aloe vera acts as a scrub to remove all your dead skin cells but gently. You can use it once a week depending on your daily routine.

 

2. Coconut oil and Banana winter face pack

Ingredients

half banana

5-6 spoons of coconut oil

one bowl to mix

Procedure

Smash the banana into small pieces and mix coconut oil with it in the bowl. For best results churn the banana and frozen coconut oil into a mixer grinder, you will get an even mixture or you can also heat the coconut oil to mix well with your fingers. Apply it on your face and neck. You need to let it rest for over 15 minutes when you feel your skin is getting dried.

Purpose

There is not substitute for what coconut oil can do to your skin in winters and instead of making it look too oily, the banana makes it just perfect for use. Since it is a mild face pack you may use it as much as you like.

 

3. Rosewater and Olive Oil winter face pack

Ingredients

Few drops of rose water

3-4 spoons of yogurt

1 spoon of olive oil

a bowl to mix

Procedure

Mix all the ingredients in the bowl to create an even mixture. You may let it dry for 10 minutes and rub it well on your face. The olive oil massage will give a hydrating effect

Purpose

Rose water and yogurt act as a natural tan remover and adding olive oil it makes it smooth for your skin. Olive oil is the best moisturizer for your face during these winter months.

Let us know which winter face packs you use

Stay Stylish!

 

Best Anti-Dandruff Shampoos

As winter sets in it brings with itself a lot of skin woes. The skin dries and most people face problems with dandruff. Since we bathe with warm water, the need for an anti dandruff shampoo becomes inevitable. While you are still thinking about what to buy I have a list of 7 best Anti-Dandruff shampoos according to our list. You can pick and choose any brand according to your likes and brand preference.

This my list of a few favorite best anti dandruff shampoo

  • Fab India Tea Tree Shampoo for Dandruff Control

Made with tea tree oil, this shampoo helps control dandruff by unblocking clogged hair follicles. It protects the scalp from bacterial and fungal problems, keeping the hair healthy . I have had a good experience with this product. 250 ml for 350

  • Lotus Herbals Kera Veda Neemactiv Neem and Reetha Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

 

Neem helps relieve dry and itchy scalp, dandruff and reetha makes the hair silky, shiny and stronger, thus encouraging hair growth. Squeeze out some quantity on the palm of your hand. 150ml for  145

  • The Body Shop  Ginger Anti Dandruff Shampoo

 

This shampoo contains real ginger extracts to remove dandruff. It helps to remove flakes and create a clear feel. It has a very effective flake cleaning as it has ginger root extracts. Since it belongs to The Body Shop you can be sure of what it gives you. 400ml for 1095

  • Wella Professional Anti Dandruff shampoo

Wella is a brand known for its professional range. You can surely give this a try when you are looking for a change. 250ml for 550

  • Biotique Bio Margosa Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Biotique is a brand known all over because of its natural products. Eliminates the dryness, flaking and itching associated with dandruff. Leaves hair fresh, lustrous and full of natural body. Since it is herbal it can be used daily. 190ml for 152

  • Matrix Biolage Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Matrix has become a favorite of various women in a very short span of time. It works very well to remove flakiness and can be used for clean and fresh feel. 200ml for 205

I would love to hear about your favorite anti dandruff shampoo.

Detox your body

We are in the first week of 2016 and the last few days have been crazy. I am sure all of us started our parties around christmas and this is the time when we are back on track, not literally though. One good thing about winters is that it lets you hide the extra kilos with style. I love winters for that (just kidding) jokes apart I still love winters. Since I have been equally subjected to an over dose of food, cakes and drinks now is the time to detox.

Detox is a process by which you use various methods to clean your body inside out. It means you are removing all the toxic materials from your body and replacing it with nutrients and healthy food.

Today I will talk about a few easy tips to detox your body. These are small thinks which will help you cleanse your system and depending on your routine you can assimilate it in your food habits-

  • Your first meal should not be a caffeine drink. It is most advisable to stick to green tea or a fruit smoothie for best results.
  • Try eating your fruits instead of taking juices because your body needs the fiber which is thrown away while making a juice
  • Water is a very essential element which helps you detox. You need to ideally have about 15 glasses of water to flush out the toxins.
  • Replace one meal with organic foods such as salads or fruits.
  • Try fasting for a day, trust me it can give you great results.
  • Add fiber foods to your daily diet.
  • Add probiotic foods in your diet such as yogurt, it not only helps to clean but also develops your immune system for the better.
  • Add green and citrus foods in your diet – amla, cucumber, lemon etc
  • Get proper sleep

I am sure with these few habits your definitely feel lighter and it will help you to detox your body after the new year season and get you ready for the shadi season