Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Review of my Fav Hair Straightener...Philips SalonStraight Active Ion

So ppl, here's the review of the newly launched Philips Hair Straightener as promised....

The packaging -
The packaging is really compact and attractive.It has all the basic information about the straightener, it's features, etc. Not much to say here...





In the pic above you can see that this straightener gives ionic conditioning to the hairs making them even more smooth and shinier.An electronic ionizer generates negative ions, which neutralize positive ions in the atmosphere. The neutralization process seals the hair cuticle, reduces frizz and static and leaves the hair shiny.I feel that the product meets it's promises.

Also the iron has ceramic plates which is very important in a hair straightener.By including a ceramic disk in the hairdryer or putting a ceramic coating on the plates of a straightener, far-infrared heat is generated. Far-infrared heat penetrates the hair follicle, drying it from the inside out. This provides a faster, more gentle and efficient drying process. Moreover ceramic heat helps to minimize heat damage and leaves hair smooth and shiny.

The straightener itself is very handy & easy to use and what I particularly like about it is that it has round edges...this can be used to create curls, flicks, waves and what not! It is a multi-use product...for me it is an investment!

It heats up in just 30 secs upto almost 100 degrees!! And the max temperature it goes to is 210 degrees which is sufficient for styling semi-coarse hair...for more coarser hair, you will need about 400 degees..

In the pic below you can see how slim and compact it is...no fuss...
Also the round part at the bottom where the wire meets the handles, have a snap lock installed in there..so when you are not using it, you can snap it shut and make it more handy and compact for storing.
Not only this, the round part revolves too! So when you are curling your hair, only the iron plates and the handle rotates, not the whole wire..Many straightener doesn't have this feature which makes it really difficult to use and tangly...I was very happy to find that this was not the case with my new magic wand (he he!...but seriously, it's a boon for a gal like me with frizzy and wavy hairs!)


It also has a small green light which glows when the straightener is switched on...and it also has this amazing Automatic shut off feature..So if left on, it will automatically switch off after an hour!

The whole thing is damn cute and it has purple color detailings to it which is my fav color...it looks more pretty and classy in person, I promise!
Even the iron plates are purple!! **sIgh**


It is very easy to handle and operate, no fuss. I can actually straighten my whole hair in just 10 mins, not more than that, I swear!
I personally don't find any cons in this product..I love love love it! I have used it several times to straighten my hair, to create soft waves, to curl, to give my hair a bedhead look..and it never failed me!!

In fact, let me tell you an incident, I had straightened my hairs for college and it started raining that day, my hair did NOT went frizzy at all!!! Even with all that humidity and everything..!! And I even got slightly wet in the rain and my hair's top layer also got slightly wet, it was raining very lightly. I was so pissed that my hair got ruined and I was dead sure that once I reach college my hair would go all frizzy but to my utter surprise, THEY DID NOT GO FRIZZY AT ALL!!!!! I mean, I am not saying that you can get all wet out there and still your hairs would be intact but yes, if it slightly humid and even slightly raining, don't worry coz it takes care of everything!!!

Here are a few Before and After pics to make things more clear...






Price - Rs.1995
Rating - 4.5/5


I am now thinking of starting hair tutorials on my blog coz lately I have been doing a lot of hairstyles and have actually started using all my heat styling tools.So...Hope you gals like it..


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Monday, August 30, 2010

OOTD in a hurry.. :D

Well Hello everyone...How was your Worst day of the week...the dreaded Monday?

My Monday mornings are generally made up of lots of running, panicking and reaching late for the class! I have been missing my first lecture on Mondays from past several weeks...no matter what I do, how many alarms I set...it's just inevitable!!! But now since my attendance is getting short because of this, I need to pull myself together and come up with a better plan...Anyways, enough with the babbling...Let's move on to the outfit of the day...
Ignore the face as I had no time to put on even an eyeliner...I just have my kajal & tinted lip balm on...


What I'm wearing :
Jeggings - Max
Grey tank top - Mango
Vest/Cape - Guess

This Cape always come to my rescue when I'm in a hurry and have no time to decide what to wear...It has a racer back which I love and the cute studs on the front pocket..I just added some golden jewellery to the outfit for some bling..not too much as I had to go to college...Just a bracelet and earrings..the sandals also have some gold detailings on it...Adorable!
It's a very simple yet fun look...

Have a great week ahead!
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Confused NOTD

Hi all,
This nail color left me puzzled after I applied it...I can't even decide which color it is actually, is it brown? is it beige? is it lilac? What's the deal?!?!?!?
And I'm not even sure whether I like it or not...sometimes it looks nice and subtle, sometimes just...Idk!
& btw, for those who like this shade, it's 'Exclusive 04' from Colorbar.


What do you guys think?
Like it?
Hate it?
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

~:Fabulous Finds:~

Hi all, so I found these fab accessories yesterday in Globus...aren't they just super cute!
I was just going to buy the badge...it would look sexy put on a purse,kinda navy style or something.But,then I saw the bracelets and went mad!Finally chose one out of four...When I went to get the billing done at the counter, these super cute earstuds were thrown in a basket...I had to have them...they are great to mix n match..!!
Here's what all I got...

(I love the ring....super cute...)





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Monday, August 23, 2010

Sneak Peek of Shiseido White Lucent Range

Hello lovely ppl,
How have you all been? I am having a great time lately but now my mid-sem examz are coming up so...Anyways, let's not get to THAT! Today I'm gonna give you a sneak peek of the Shiseido's White Lucent Range!!

And for the record, my friend bought it but I convinced him into giving a regular review of the products and how effective it is.I would be updating you ppl about how it's working for him every 15 days...I'm pretty excited about it!
So, back to the topic....my friend wanted to buy a product to get rid of the sun tan that the hot-hot summer gifted him as a farewell gift...
We went around checking out different skincare counters...Clarins Men, Elizabeth Arden, Clinique & finally Shiseido.The lady at the counter was very sweet & introduced us to the new range launched "White Lucent"..& the focus was on one particular product - Intensive Spot Targeting Serum...

There are a total of 5 products in the range and she gave my friend a step-by-step demonstration of every product on his face and the end results were amazing! But since the price of the products were so steep, he decided to skip them...
Later on roaming around in the mall, we did notice a slight glow and radiance on his face which finally compelled us to go back & finally buy the focal product which is marketed at a sky-high price of Rs.4200!!!
The SA was really generous with the samples as my friend is a regular customer & he got SO many samples!!!I can't say that they would give out this many sample but do ask them for products that you wanna try, they know how to keep their customers happy!

So,this is what he got....
WHITE LUCENT Intensive Spot Targeting Serum...This comes in such a nice cute pink-purplish bottle...Ahh!and look, So Shiny!!

The pump is great and one pumps gives you enough amount for one application, the packaging is really nice and compact..I love it!

And now onto the samples....

This is the Brightening Cleansing Foam which is basically the first step...it cleans the skin of any dirt or grime and give you a nice clean face to work with.

This is the second step...Brightening Balancing Softener..it's NOT a toner(I had confused it with a toner so...),it makes the skin ready to absorb the moisturizer which is the next step.It's alcohol free so not at all drying on the face.

This is the fourth step,the third being the Spot Targeting Serum...It's a sunscreen with spf 16, Brightening Protective Moisturizer.

This is the same thing with spf 15, Brightening Protective Cream..

It's a night cream..Brightening Moisturizing Gel.At night time, all the steps are the same except this replaces the sunscreen.

After-Sun Soothing Gel....as the name suggests...!!Calms down any redness, itchyness and any sun damage...

This is to be used once a week...its Brightening Massage Cream which is to be massaged on the skin for like 5 mins or so and then left for 15 mins and then supposed to be washed off and followed with a night cream.

This is an Under Eye Contour Cream which my friend got for his mom to try out.It looks super cute & tiny & gloden..:P

Here it is, the whole range...

You can see the amount of samples he got!! 14 samples for one product purchase!!

He has been using these for 3 days now & you can clearly see that it's working..his skin is more clear, glowing and has also started to even out..I know it's too early to say anything but I feel it actually works...I will do a post after 15 days which would include before & after pictures...Stay Tuned!
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:::NOTD:::

mY new Fav!!!!!!
Love the colorbar nailpolishes, such trendy colors I had never seen before in India...!!
Don't have much to write today...

Here's a list of the upcoming posts :-
1.Sneak Peek of Shiseido White Lucent Range
2.Philips Salon Straight Active ION Straightener Review
3.The Importance of Sunscreens in our Lives
4.Product Review: Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

Keep on visiting for some exciting posts...
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Night Cream...Important or not??

Skin is one of the most important organs in the human body. Except being the largest organ in the body, it provides the power of feeling to us. So we have to care skin in the best possible way, so that it always remains problem free and vibrant. Applying night cream before going to bed is one of the best way to keep the skin healthy and glowing. While you are asleep the night cream, which has ingredients like vitamins and anti-ageing components, nourish your skin.Although our face is not exposed to the sunlight, the skin can get dry overnight, because the metabolism remains active. The night creams are thicker and more intensive as compared to ordinary moisturizers the reason being you don´t require to apply makeup on the top of them.

To make the most of your night creams, take a little cream and apply it in upward, circular motion to evenly massage the night cream on your face. Don't apply the night cream on your upper lids of your eyes before sleeping or else you will wake up with puffy lids. Another important ingredients to look for are Jasmine oil and rose oil which help you to rehydrate your skin and helps in decreasing wrinkles and reinstates the slack muscles of your face.Night ointment work like an tonic for exhausted, stressed skin.Night cream repairs the loss the skin has gone through in the daytime. Therefore due to these reasons it becomes very important to apply night cream in the night.

Now that you know how important it is to apply night cream regularly, I would discuss a few night creams that I have used till date and which one I found the best....

1.Garnier Essential Care Replenishing Night Cream :-

Price - Rs.129/-

This is the first night cream i started using and this made me believe in the magic of night creams! This makes your skin feel firm and supple in just a few weeks uses...And at this price, it's practically a steal! It doesn't leave any greasy feeling and spreads easily on the skin and in the morning you yourself see the difference.For the ppl who want to start using night creams, this one is the best out there in my opinion.

2.Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream :-

Price - Rs.1800/-
Description - Our deeply moisturizing dream cream helps restore, repair and strengthen the look of skin from daytime damage to look and feel firmer and more resilient. Fine lines and wrinkles are softened and skin is conditioned and fresher looking. Aromatic lavender and honeysuckle help ease away the cares of the day.
I used this for two week as I received sample size of this with another purchase.I quite liked it and the results showed in just one week! My skin became radiant and firm.It is a bit costly for a night cream and that is the reason I didn't buy the actual product.But hey! if you are ready to splurge, go for this one, you won't regret...It's one of my favorite brands in skincare.

3.LUSH Imperialis Moisturizer :-


Price - Rs.1130
Description - Imperialis is a good value, finely crafted moisturiser for all kinds of skin. It's made with lavender infusion to balance the skin's sebum production. Lavender encourages dry skin to produce more natural oils and discourages oily skin from overdoing it. Imperialis has loads of helpful plant ingredients, like orange flower water to tone your skin and St John's wort to soothe irritations. It's whipped up with a collection of butters and natural oils to make it not too heavy and not too light, bordering on perfect. If you're not sure which moisturiser is for you, start here.

This is technically not a night cream but it has all the ingredients of one.It has various essential oils and soothing ingredients and I love using it at night.It has cleared up my skin and now my skin is in the best condition ever!! Everyday I wake up to a beautiful glowing skin with no fine lines and fresh as a rose...I love this one.It is a really good value moisturizer, I bought this in June and it's still going strong and you can hardly notice any difference in the quantity even after 2 months..!!!I think this is gonna last me at least 3-4 more months...I definitely recommend this one...he he..m such a Lushie!

Hope this help you ppl in discovering your night cream.And if you already use one, do share your experience with it..
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Footwear Fetish

Hi ppl,
How was the week for you? I was sick most of the time and couldn't even post....:(
But now I'm all well and back to posting new and exciting things for you guys...

I have been buying footwear like crazy lately...In last one month, I have bought 6 pairs!!!
These are my recent purchases...Man! Sale drives me crazy!


Aren't these SO freakin' cute!
It looks super sexy with skinny jeans and it's sooooo comfy that I can walk miles in these!!So happy with this one!!

I've started trying a little Boho chic look lately and it is perfect for that...looks great with skiiny jeans and some broad golden bangles...

I actually went to market to buy myself a new bag but looks like a nice purse is so difficult to find these days...I searched so many places for a bag in budget but just couldn't find one!!!
I need a kinda over-sized bag for college purpose in a nice bold color with gold chains or something...very stylish...like a statement piece or something..could you guys suggest some place in Delhi where I can get something like that...
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