Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sunsilk Keratinology Shampoo and Conditioner - Review



 Remember the 10 days break i taken?In between that somewhere i read,Sunsilk launched it's first ever advanced premium hair care range, Keratinology range in India in presence of lot of celebrities including Malaika Arora Khan. I couldn't help but posting her pic from the event. She looked absolutely gorgeous.



Under Keratinology there are 2 ranges - Advanced Reconstruction Program and Sun Kissed Colour Therapy

Advanced Reconstrucction Program claims to  to recover up to one year of accumulated hair damage in just 5 days and Sun kissed Colour Therapy claims it protects colored hair and luminous coolred hair is retained longer.

Anyways next day in super market these pretty sleek bottles caught my attention.  Despite the SA's words showing some annonymous brand bottle" Madaam,take this. This is very good,Why you use chemicals only ?You won't use herbal?"" i succeeded in getting Shampoo,Conditioner and heat protector spray from Advanced reconstruction Program.

Advanced Reconstruction Program Range :

Advanced Reconstruction program consists of 5 products : 
a) Detoxifying Shampoo : Gently removes residues and impurities from hair, ensuring complete cleansing, while preparing hair for full reconstruction.
b)Express Teatment Conditioner :Penetrates the hair, gently repairing the damage; the deep softening action leaves hair healthy and smooth.
c)Hair spa Mask :Penetrates through three layers of hair, for deep intensive action; reconstructs and seals cuticles leaving hair healthy and beautiful.
d)Over night Treatment : Recovers up to a month of protein loss in one night.It fills in cracks from damage for salon-like repair
e)Heat protector Spray :Protects every millimeter of hair during styling, for truly professional salon beauty for longer.

As i told before i bought Detoxifying Shampoo,Express Treatment Conditioner and Heat Protector Spray.

Price :
Detoxifying shampoo - 200 INR for 200 ml
Express Treatment Conditioner : 200 INR for 200 ml
Heat protector Spray :400 INR for 180 ml.

What Sunsilk telling about Keratinology?
The shampoo has been formulated with Keratin Micro Technology™ to prolong the look and feel of salon-like hair and to address the damage caused by bleaching, colouring, and heat styling. The shampoo penetrates the hair fibre to help restore and retain moisture loss, while conditioning ingredients help to repair surface damage by sealing cuticles and locking in your colour for longer. The conditioner has been formulated with Keratin Micro Technology™ to prolong the look and feel of salon-like hair and to address the damage caused by bleaching, colouring, and heat styling. The conditioner penetrates the hair fibre to help restore and retain moisture loss, while conditioning ingredients help to repair surface damage by sealing cuticles and locking in your colour for longer.

My experience:

I have very dry fine hair and most of the shampoos cause lot of shedding of hair.Till now Only shampoos who won the race are Fabindia Aloevera Shampoo,Matrix Biolage shampoo,Patanjali Keshkanti Shampoo ,Sunsilk yellow and black variant shampoos.

Now coming to this particular range,loved the sleek packaging and classy look those bottles have.


Detoxifying Shampoo :
Comes with a push-in lid to open which i liked

Texture, Color and smell:

Runny creamy texture.Cream color.Smell is similar to other Sunsilk shampoos,which according to me is a nice nostalgic smell :p

Ingredients :
Water,SLS,Glycol Distearate,Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Dimethiconol,Citric acid,Perfume,Sodium Benzoate,Sodium chloride,,Guar Hydroxy propyl Trimonium Chloride,CarbomerTea-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate,Laureth-23, Phenoxyerhanol,Hydrolized Keratin,Pottassium sorbate,Arginine,TrehaloseAmmonium Carbomate,Ammonium Bicarbonate,GluconoLactone,Serine,Lysine HydroChloride,Methylchloroisothiazolinone,Methylisothiazolinone,Magnesium NitrateMagnesium chloride,Disodium EDTA,DMDM Hydantoin,Caramel.

(Sigh!! i got tired writing down ingredient list.)


It  cleanses well,i can see even henna color traces accumulated over hair fading with 2-3 washes itself. It  imparts shine to hair and made my hair soft.But the problem is while removing all impurities,toxins whatever from my hair it removed my hair also. Yes..it caused lot of shedding.I wanted to love this shampoo so i given more chances,but every time it caused lot of shedding of hair.

Pros :
a) Attractive packaging
b) Reasonable price
c) Cleanses thoroughly
d) Imparts shine
e) Makes hair smooth
f) Nostalgic nice Sunsilk smell.

Cons:
a) While washing half the hair was lost 

Verdict: This is not the shampoo for me.Might be for someone with healthy hair. So i will  limit using this  once in a month,  as clarifying shampoo.

Express Treatment Conditioner :

I loved the bottle with push-in lid,but both shampoo and conditioner bottles look same except shampoo bottle have flat surface at bottom and conditioner flat surface at top. If you  are  like me, there is a chance you will be confused while bath and end up using shampoo again instead of conditioner ;). Also as usual you'll  place conditioner bottle with bottom down and being slanted edge it'll fall down. ( If you are careful  person even in bath forget  above said things. It is  not applicable to you :D)

Ingredients :
Water,CetearylAlchohol, Glycerin, Dimethiconol, BehentromoniumChloride, Dipropylene Glycol, Perfume, Paraffin, BHT, TeaDodecylBenzeneSulfonate, Poloxamr217, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium chloride, Trideceth-12, Sodium Benzoate, PEG-180M, Silica,Glutamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Phenoxy Ethanol, Pottassium Sorbate, Arginine, Serine, Lysine Hydrochloride, MethylParaben, MethylChloroisothiazolinone, MethylLisothiazolinone, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride,Caramel.

Color,Texture and Smell:


As you can see it is very thick and creamy.Same cream color as shampoo. Same nice pleasant smell of Sunsilk.

This conditioner hydrates hair well and makes it soft and tangle free. And the nice smell lingers in hair throughout the day.But while applying conditioner also shedding of hair followed.

Pros of Express Conditioner:
a) Hydrates hair well.
b) Leaves hair soft and tangle free.
c) Nice smell lingers in hair through out the day.
d) Decently priced.

Cons of Express Conditioner:
a) Leads to heavy hairfall.

So if you are already having heavy hairfall,i won't recommend this shampoo and conditioner to you.Otherwise this is a very good buy  and shampoo is good as a clarifying shampoo.

Review of Heat protector Spray i'll put as a separate review coz now itself this post became bit long.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Inglot - Brow Powder and Wax- Review and swatch

A brow kit is in my wishlist long back. I got only very few option like Sleek Brow kit,The Body shop brow kit etc.Sleek products combined with shipping is too expensive for me. Also most of the  orders from abroad never reached my hand.I hate customs,really :((. TBS don't have show room here.So what i done is,just envied people who have great eyebrows or got hold of eyebrow kits :p

I checked Inglot website but didn't find a brow kit. But in Freedom system of Inglot i found Brow wax and Brow powder being sold separately. Also 20% off sale is going on Inglot Products at Shop at Major Brands. Even then i was skeptical as i didn't find review on any sites and had no idea about about colors.Anyways i ordered the shades 571 for Brow wax and 560 for Brow Powder.

Brow Powder
Brow Wax
Price : INR 300 for1.3 gm Brow wax
           INR 300 for 1.8 gm Brow powder.
            After discount,i got each for 240 INR.

My experience:

Brow wax
Brow Powder

The couple pic :)

As you can see color is different from that shown on site. So don't trust entirely, the pic shown in site.
I didn't want a harsh look.So i opted for brown even though different shades are available.

 No directions are given, so i assumed have to fill the powder in gaps and coat with wax for finishing look.

Application is easy if you have a spare angled brush and eyebrow comb.

Brow wax  is translucent and not opaque. So it is the powder which is going to determine your brow color. Wax helps to hold the powder as well as your stray eyebrow hairs in shape.



Now see my eyebrows before grooming with wax and powder.

After grooming

Upto 5-6 hours wax will hold your eyebrows unless you wipe it away.

I can't compare it with other brands as i haven't used any other.
Overall i am happy with Inglot eyebrow powder and Wax.

So what you people think?

Ps: while you commenting please leave you blog links by Comment Luv below,it will be easy for me as well as others to visit your blog :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

L'occitane Solid Perfume -The Vert-Green Tea-Review

Most of the perfumes stay on me for a couples of hours only.At present i am using Victoria's Secret Crush which i love and unfortunately it also stay only 3-4 hours .So no need to tell, reapplying is must for me. It is very difficult to reapply perfume while travelling or when in company of  others.Another difficulty is carrying big perfume bottles when you are in vacation,where there is a chance of perfume bottle getting broken and making yours as well as your companions dress soaked in feminine frangance :p (In my case,my husband's ;)). These all made me crave for a solid perfume.

There is a Winter sale going in L'occitane which i alerted before. I used the chance and got two solid perfumes from L'occitane -The Vert-Green Tea and Fleur Cherie Heart Shape Solid Perfume .

They have different variants such as Delice Des Fleurs,Fleur Cherie,Cherrie Blossom,Rose4 Reines,Green tree with Jasmine etc
You can check here


Now coming to the The Vert-Green Tea, we can see what Loccitane telling?
Applied directly on the skin, this solid perfume develops and diffuses its voluptuous scent all day long.

Price:600 INR for 10ml
    In sales i got 10ml for 420 INR.

Now my experience:
Loved the portable small round tin packaging.Very useful to carry around as it won't take much space in purse.

As you can see perfume is waxy in texture but light weight and can get easily absorbed to skin

Easy to use even in public places,just open the tin and dab on. Also I like the fact as soon as you apply it to skin ,it diffuses in to skin leaving no cast or sticky feeling. 


It is a sweet yet not too sweet fresh kinda smell,some where near to Elizabethbth Arden's Green Tea,but not exactly.And one thing it doe snot smell like the green tea we  use to drink at all.Ok, enough rambling  :p. It is a kind of mild pleasant smell good for day time.

Staying power is 2-3 hours. But as reapplication is easy it is not a big problem for me.

So what i liked? :
a) It does not contain alchohol at all.
b) Easy to carry around and apply.
c) Mild pleasant smell.
d) Ideal for working woman.
e) Doesnot leave back any cast or sticky feeling.
f) Pocket friendly.

What i don't like?
a) Staying power only 2-3 hour.

So what you guys think about the concept solid perfume? :)


Ps: This review is for you Shruthi ;)





Sunday, January 22, 2012

Back with a small haul :)

As some of you already know i had been in a vacation,not exactly vacation,went to my in laws house. Then the usual  after- marriage routine of visiting x uncle,y aunty, w cousin, z cousin..so.so.Eventhough i got married long back(well not so long back :p) due to leave problems and work place being away, this routine visits had been postponed till now.

 I have mixed feelings about this vacation. Mentally i am recharged and it is always good to be pampered. When we go first time after marriage to relatives definitely we are pampered :P.But physically exhausted, my hair  volume became half of that before the trip,(not joking :(  ) ,i am badly tanned, pimples started visiting me etc etc. And definitely i missed reading and writing blogs.

Also on the positive side Lancy  of Make up and Beauty tips made my day by referring me in her blog. I was so touched by that gesture. Thank you ton Lans. Then just before that trip i had been in small tension related to Blogger error. Thanks to Vertika of vivaciousblog17 and Anuradha of Golden sequins. They stood with me at that time. Thanks Vert and Anu :)

And in name of home sickness and sale i made some purchases






Lush Liptint in Chilli Tingle
Lush Angel's Delight soap
Lush Australian Igloo sugar scrub
Loccitane Solid Prefume in Vert
Loccitane Solid Perfume in Fleur Cherie
Inglot Freedom system  Brow Wax and Brow Powder
The magic potion Inglot Duraline
Faces eyelash curler (Finally i over came my fear  :p)
Sunsilk Keratinology range Advanced reconstruction program Shampoo,Conditioner and heat protector spray .

Not bad , huh? ;)


I will upload some photos from my vacation soon :) 

Take care :)





Monday, January 9, 2012

Maybelline Colorsensational lipgloss-Hooked on Pink-Review and Swatch

There are many products which i love,but hate their price. :-x
Maybelline Colorsensational lipgloss is an exception , where i love both product and price.

What Maybelline telling about the Colorsensational range?
Fall in love with color, all over again:

• Sophisticated color and shine from pure pigments

• Luxurious feel from nourishing honey nectar
• 12 captivating shades


Shades available :

  • Pink Perfection
  • Raspberry Sorbet
  • Sugared Honey
  • Mocha Glaze
  • Hooked on Pink
  • Touch of Toffee
  • Born With it
  • Plum Tastic
  • Sandstone Shimmer
  • Broadway Bronze
  • Cranberry Cocktail
  • Wine all Mine
Mine is shade number 065 -Hooked on Pink
Price: 
250 INR for 6.8 ml.

Now my experience:

Color :
What Maybelline telling is truth. I am falling in love with the color all over again. It is such a pretty Berry Pink shade.I doubt whether any one can escape its charm.It will suit all skin tones i believe.


On closer inspection you can see minutes glitter particles,it is very minute that it doesn't show on lips,just gives a glossy effect.

Packaging : It have a simple yet pretty sleek package.Through the transparent body we can see the color which is very convenient.



Brush : Usual doe foot applicator

Texture :Creamy texture.contains very minutes glitter particles.Nonsticky and won't settle on fine lines ..yay
Moisturisation : It  doesnot dry out lips and is quite moisturised. When i done overaction by adding lipbalm under, it bleeded ;).You can see in blow picture if you look carefully.
Pigmentation: It is quite  pigmented and gives opaque coverage.

Ohh..i think again i have to show you people my 'big mouth'. Believe me even i don't like  my lips :p





Staying power : Around 2-3 hours with out eating,after that fades out leaving a tint on lips.
Fragrance : A mild sweet fragrance which i likes.


So as usual summarising what i like
a) Very Pretty color.
b) Not drying lips
c) Non sticky
d) Opaque coverage.
e) Won't settle down in fine lines.
f) Mild sweet scent
g) Economical
h) Pretty, simple sleek package

What i don't like?
I can't find any

So have you guys used Hooked on Pink or any other shades from color sensational range?













Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lush and Loccitane Sale alert




Guys


Now  Lush is offering 50 % discount in online purchase of their Christmas products. Check here
Angels Delight,Snow cake,Magic Wand,Lip Tints etc are some products on sale. Shipping cost is 167 INR to Kerala.I think allover India rate will be same.

Loccitane also providing sale  up to 50% for online purchases of some selected products. Check here.
Shipping cost is 150 INR. For purchases above 3000 INR shipping is free

Products on sale include Scented candles,Solid perfumes, Home perfumes,Soaps,Cherry shimmering lotion,Pivoine Flora duo eyshadows etc etc.

So what you planning to get ?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lakme Nine to Five Intense Shine Liner- Brown Shimmer-Review and Swatches



I was in search for a pretty brown eyeliner and unfortunately what caught my attention is this one.


What Lakme telling about Nine to Five Intense Shine liner range?
Create smouldering eyes in just one stroke with this color intense lustrous eyeliner that stays true for hours


Price: 245 INR for 4.5 ml


My experience:
It is a liquid liner which comes in tubular bottle.Tube is transparent and shows the pretty shimmery brown color liquid eyeliner inside and that is what cheated me :p




































Below color is labelled.






















The brush is long and thin, same as i prefer.




                                                                                                               


Swatch on hand
















                                                                                                                                              A pretty color,na?
Now come the worse,when applied in eye it never shows .yes..can't even know whether applied or not.                   






















Can you see it?
Where the pretty shimmery brown i bought?
No shimmery look,ok, but minimum it have to show na?


With stick concealer and loose powder dabbed under, color showing little.
















Pros:
a)  Staying power is good
b) Loved the brush.
c) Color in bottle  and hand is good.
d) Dries out quickly.


Cons :
a)Color not showing in eyes


This one con is enough for not buying this again

Things That matter 2 me Give away

As 2012 started give aways are showering.All of us can hope 2012 brought us some luck also.

Most of you will be knowing Jyoti of Things that matter 2 me. Now she is conducting a grand give away


                                                       All these will be yours if you win :).
                                                     If you like to participate it go here .

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sparkles Unlimited and StyleCraze.Com Bourjois and Nyx giveaway


Folks,
 Shrilatha of Sparkles Unlimited is conducting a wonderful  giveaway in association with Stylecraze.com.
What winner going to get is

 Bourjois:
Bourjois Intense Eyeshadow
Bourjois Eyeliner
Bourjois Volume Glamour Mascara
Bourjois Little Pot Blush

NYX:
NYX Round LipStick
NYX Round Lip gloss

For participating in this  giveaway  visit  here.

As all of you know Stylecraze is fabulous online cosmetic & lifestyle shopping site with lot of brands and fabulous discounts.

For shopping  from there visit  here.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

L'Oreal Color Riche Made for Me Lipstick in Moka and Chocolate- Review and Swatches


This is  the only  lipstick i always used to carry around.It is a safe choice and never failed me. It belongs to L'Oreal Color Riche Made for me lipstick in Chocolate Nudes.This particular shade is Moka and Chocolate - Shade no: 279.

L'oral have a wide  variant in Color Riche range. This one belongs to Made for me Range

What L'oreal telling about 'Made For Me' range?

" Finding the perfect shade of lipstick can be a real challenge. That's why L'Oréal Paris have made it easy with their 'Made for Me' make-up range. Each lip shade has been expertly designed to suit every woman's natural colouring from blondes to brunettes and fair to dark skin tones, each has their choice of shades for the perfect match.
Made for Blondes and Fair Skin Tones
Delicate pinks and cool browns will illuminate your complexion.
Made for Brunettes and Olive Skin Tones
Warm browns and plums will enhance your natural colouring.
Made for Dark Skin Tones
Deep shades – purple, bronze and glimmers of gold will flatter your skin tone
Made for Porcelain Skin Tones
Soft nudes shades will warm you skin tone for a radiant look."
The shade 279-Moka & Chocolate belongs to Made for Brunettes Range.


Color Riche Made for Me is enriched with a combination of Omega-3 oils and Vitamin E and helps to protect your lips from drying. It has a soft and creamy texture and it leaves lips feeling moisturised, smooth with a stunning finish.
Price: Some where between 650-750 INR  for 4.7 gm (I don't remember exactly,it is more than 1 year i bought this)
My experience:
It comes in a pretty classy pale golden package.But if don't handle it carefully within 6 months golden paint will wearoff and black spots start appearing on pack (Unfortunately mine on that condition).


Shade Name, Shade No: and Color you can find on back end.

See how golden color wearingoff at ends.








Texture :
Texture is creamy and it is hydrating. It never dries out lips .
Well not that creamy that is melts away(Its about you Nyx ;))

Pigmentation :
You have to swipe it 2-3 times for color to show up ,color being so light.

This shade pretty brownish peach shade. Although pretty i feel this is a tricky shade.One should try this before buying it.It is good shade to carry off with hevaily madeup eyes or to use as dailywear to office.





On sun light



Staying Power:

Staying power is around 2 hour, after that fades evenly.Being creamy it have a tendency to transfer to napkins or to people if you kiss them ;)



So the reasons to buy it :

a) One of the nicest nudes.
b) Very smooth and creamy
c) Hydrating
d) Mild pleasant smell
e) Classy Package

Reasons not to buy it :
a) Price On expensive side
b) Staying power is less.
c) If don't handle carefully, case will be full of black spots.

Have you tried any other Color Riche range?What is your opinion on it?