REVIEW: The Body Shop Vitamin E Skin Care Starter Kit.

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The Body Shop Vitamin E skin care starter kit contains the following products –

Vitamin E cream cleanser.

Vitamin E hydrating toner.

Vitamin E moisture cream.

Vitamin E night cream.

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Price: INR 1595/-

Available at all TBS outlets.

My experience:

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My skin generally is combination type. Oily only on the T-zone and normal otherwise. But in winters my cheeks and the area around the mouth mostly get really dry. It has been terribly cold this time here in Delhi. Plus, my usual Fabindia vitamin E skin hydrating cream and TBS tea tree toner combo were giving me no hydration at all in this dry weather. So I decided to try out something more nourishing for the skin and I bought this kit. I’ve been using it for over a month now and I feel I can give a fair review.

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REVIEW, SWATCHES: Garnier BB cream.

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According to Garnier,

For an instant “perfect skin” – BB cream combines the goodness of Vitamin C known for its antioxidant and brightening properties with mineral pigments to help visibly unify your skin. A miracle you can instantly feel and see on your skin.

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Is BB cream right for me?

Yes, if you’re looking for skin care that instantly and effectively helps you make your skin perfect, which is:

  • Fairer.
  • Glowing.
  • Smooth.
  • Even toned.
  • Moisturized.

How is this skin care perfect?

BB cream is a new generation of skin care. BB cream is an all-in-one cream. It combines multiple beauty routine steps in one. Hence, save time – in just application brighten, smoothen and moisturize your skin.

How does this miracle work?

This all-in-one high performance skin care contains Vitamin C derivative known to have antioxidant properties. It helps boost skin glow and brightness. Enriched with mineral pigments, BB cream instantly beautifies your skin. It instantly spreads evenly for a flawless finish. Its light weight and comfortable texture blends perfectly into the skin. Lets skin breathe. It is an 8H moisturizing formula with almond extract. Its SPF24 filter helps protect the skin from UV.

How to apply?

Spread the BB cream like your regular moisturizer. Apply with light circular strokes from the middle of your face outwards on perfectly cleansed skin.

Ingredients:

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Price: INR 119 99 for 18gm and INR 199 for 40gm.

Available at general stores and cosmetic stores.

My experience:

As you all know, I have never used a foundation. I wrote about it here.

I decided to try a tinted moisturizer first, but couldn’t find a good one. The best – according to the reviews – was Ponds’ TM and it has been discontinued. Another one I wanted to try was Oriflame’s but I don’t know any agent. 😦

Having read a lot of good reviews of Maybelline’s BB cream, I decided to buy it but when I went to buy it, it was out of stock and I ended up buying the Garnier BB cream. It retails for only Rs.99/- so I thought it’s worth a try.

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REVIEW: Soap and Glory Hand Food Hand Cream.

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Soap and Glory Hand Food Hand Cream.

According to Soap and Glory’s website:

Contains shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow. Scented with our Original Pink fragrance, the most astonishing hand cream ever? You decide!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Apply as often as you want to soften, smooth and soothe dry, chapped or otherwise hampered hands.

Ingredients:

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Price: INR 390/- for 50ml.

Available at Sephora.

My experience:

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Vellvette box review: October 2012.

I just received my October Vellvette box and well… I am quite quite happy with it. *touch wood*
For those who are still unaware of the Vellvette box read my earlier post on it here.
The introductory card that they send in the box, mentions that this time they have a special theme for the box “happiness” and I would say they have really managed to make me happy J
I don’t think I need to say much, the pictures can do all the talking. See for yourself what I got J
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Vellvette discount coupons for you all :)

Hey as you all know, I had ordered my September vellvette box here.. J
Along with that, I had received some discount coupons. I have already redeemed one of them. Since I do not wish to buy the rest of the products right now, and these coupons would get expired by the end of October, I thought I would share them with you. You can buy these products at Vellvette’s site http://vellvette.com/  and enter the discount code and redeem the discount J
 
Enjoy J
Jesus Del Pozo Halloween kiss perfume
Coupon code: JDPHK to get INR 400/- off.
Clinique 7 day scrub cream
Coupon code: CLNQ9 to get INR 200/- off.
I’ve already used my TBS strawberry shower gel coupon and might be using the one for L’occitane’s shampoo.

My first Vellvette box!!!!!

Oh My God !! I’m so excited while writing this J not just because it’s my first box, but because I’m quite satisfied with my goodies J
One of these was actually on my wishlist since some time !! seriously !!
For those who aren’t aware of Vellvette or rather beauty boxes in general, this is a monthly subscription or you can also take it for 3/6/12 months. In this subscription you pay INR399 per month and you get a box with 3 sample size products of high end brands. You are required to fill a preference form for products and then your box is sent to you and one of the really good (or bad? ) aspects is that your products are a complete surprise for you until you open the box. J

I had placed my order on sept 29 and have received it today J via aramex.

So here are the pics… Enjoy J

 

The packaging is super girly. A black sturdy box with a pink ribbon.

On opening I found a letter addressed to me mentioning the products inside. When I first opened the box I did not read the letter because I wanted to see the products first before reading about them. Lol. Such an impatient girl I am.
Then they have also given me discount coupons if I wish to buy the full size products of these samples from their website J also, details about each product are enclosed.
 

L’Occitane shea butter shampoo

 
Firstly I would like to tell you that l’occitane is one brand, I’ve been dreaming to try. But I’ve always found it too expensive so now I can  J
The body shop strawberry shower gel
 
 
 
And this is something I seriously had on wish list… TBS strawberry shower gel. I had loved the fragrance last time I visited TBS.
Clinique 7 day scrub cream.

Jesus del pozo Halloween kiss 

This was a bonus product. The box is supposed to have 3 samples otherwise. This has a lovely fragrance 🙂

 
I would also like to mention that their customer service is excellent. I sent a message to on their website’s contact form ONLY because I was getting impatient waiting just after 2 days of placing my order and they promptly replied to me telling that the box on its way J
The only problem I have with my box is the lack of any makeup product but then I guess I should have mentioned that in my preferences. I had focused a lot on hair care since right now my hair are in a really bad condition 😦
I don’t know if they have an option to change preferences, but I really hope they do have it because I would love to get some makeup stuff too next time J
But overall I’m loving my box and would definitely try it again J
I’ll review these products soon J

You can order your box HERE.
Also, if anyone has any doubts if the box is actually worth it, I would like to tell them yes it’s definitely worth it!
I’m showing you the prices of the full size products.
Clinique 7 day scrub cream.
Full size – 100 ml for INR 1700/-
Sample size given in box – 30 ml
The body shop strawberry shower gel
Full size – 250 ml for INR 340/-
Sample size – 60 ml
L’Occitane shea butter shampoo
Full size – 250 ml for INR 1150/-
Sample size – 75 ml
Jesus del pozo Halloween kiss
Full size 100 ml for INR 3600/-
Sample size – 1.5 ml
You can now do your calculations J
I would definitely recommend this to everyone J you should definitely try it once and see for yourself if you want it again J
 
 
DISCLAIMER:
1)       ALL PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY ME, AND I’M NOT BEING PAID TO WRITE THIS REVIEW, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
2)      ALL IMAGES ARE MINE UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE AND PLEASE DO NOT COPY THEM WITHOUT PERMISSION.

Some of my favourite products….

 
 
Hey everyone J
I can surely say that my tryst with makeup officially started with IMBB. I’m sure all you Indian beauties must be familiar to IMBB(c’mon who isn’t?).
I’ve also bought a huge number of products based on reviews at IMBB. And a recent feature at IMBB enabled me to get some of my favourite products posted there.
You can see the post here.
You can see reviews for all these on IMBB by clicking on the respective product names below-
Fabindia vitamin e skin hydrating cream , review by Sonal. The credit also goes to Ansh whose article here is where I first read about it J
L’oreal contour khol jet black , review by Nids.  I totally love this. Its my HG kajal J
Faces navy blue eyeliner pencil, review by Rati. One of my favourite eyeliners J
Maybelline lasting drama swirl gel eyeliner, in brown and gold!! Review by shrutiv. This one is the cutest product in my makeup stash and I love it to the core
Nyx liquid eyeliner , review by Nupur for colour black. I have it in the colour navy. J
I’ll soon do reviews on all of these here on my blog, so stay updated J
See you J
 
 

Another haul :P

These are all just random stuff I picked up recently!!
Fabindia vitamin E skin hydrating cream and bitter orange facial spray from fabindia.

Maybelline hyper curl waterproof mascara, I gifted it to my sister on her birthday on Saturday, so its technically mine, right? 😉
Two new eyeliners- TeeHee
lakme absolute shine line in brown shimmer. It’s a gorgeous coppery brown.
And my first colorbar I glide !!!!!!! in amethyst spark… I love this shade 🙂 its purple with lots of glitter:)

This cute pink girly Maybelline compact!

And these beautifulllll earrings from urbantouch.com. I’m in love with these, seriously!

And urbantouch sent them in this tinyyyy urbantouch box( btw I loveeee their boxes) and this box is just tooooo cute. I heart urbantouch!!

P.S. sorry couldnt get better pictures of the earrings 😦

P.P.S. my mom has put an eyeliner ban on me!!! for this whole year. So, now i can not buy any eyeliners before 2013 😦 but there’s a silver lining to this- my mom has promised to buy me a mac or some high end brand after this ban !! yipeee 🙂