Beauty Check - Part 9 New makeup trends that aren't exactly new!

It so happened, that yesterday I was having my dinner and my father had put on some music channel on the TV that was showing some old bollywood (Indian hindi movies) songs of 60s and 70s and some older even than this, and suddenly I realized I am concentrating on the makeup of the heroines, rather than the songs or my food. ;) And guess what I saw, all the recent and prevalent makeup trends were portrayed by all these beautiful actresses of yesteryears of Indian cinema. So I decided to post about it in my series of Beauty Check. I am going through only some of my finds,

Coral lips/Bright orange/Neons lips are so in this season. But can you remember Meena Kumari from Pakeezah (1972) with her orangish lips?

or Sharmila Tagore from Kashmir Ki Kali (1964)?

Speaking of Sharmila, if you thought nude lips is all about Kim Kadarshian, think again! Here is one diva who did all of the bold winged liners, nude lips, androgynous brows, in the movie An Evening In Paris (1967).

Vibrant eye makeups? Yes we have it too! Remember Helen and Bindu?

And who can rock the sexy red pout better than the ever gorgeous Rekha?

Well this post turned out to be an ode to bollywood divas ;), who rocked these trends many years ago through their beautiful movies. The trends are not new, but they keep coming back you see. Who knows 50 years from now you would again see these trends rocking the beauty and fashion world!

All images are from Google.

Sunday Peek: The Indian Beauty Blog

Another Sunday, time for another Sunday Peek! :D I am loving this series as I get to know about many new Indian bloggers and see this community of Indian beauty blog grow day by day. I hope you all like it too :)
Time to welcome the newbie blogger, who I guess is already much known to some of you, and she is none other than Ritu from The Indian Beauty Blog . :)

Let's take a peek at what her blog is all about?

Women are beautiful, and they always will be! But there is a certain fixed mindset in India regarding skin tone. Girls with dusky/ dark skin tone are frequently looked down upon.. 

This blog has been created, specially keeping in mind, the day-to-day problems a dusky Indian girl faces in her life in relation to make-up. I have generally observed (and also suffered) the fact that most Indian cosmetic companies make cosmetics keeping in mind the fairer skin tones. It is so so difficult to find a foundation at times! I would love to share my experiences in this regard, and I hope this information will be of much use to many girls out there.  

About me: I am a typical Delhiite girl, a Doctor by profession, and now into research. my passion for beauty and make-up started long back, when i was in school. As a young girl, I used to love using mom's cosmetics. With the passage of time, the interest only increased, and here I am, a beauty and make-up Blogger, and I'm totally loving this new-found love in my life to the core! Hope to see you guys at my Blog too! Stay gorgeous!! 

P.S. The blog/ blog owner does not wish to discriminate on the basis of skin colour! "

Dr.Ritu has a number of beauty secrets up her sleeves, don't forget to check her DIYs on her blog The Indian Beauty Blog. Encouragement drives one to work better, so please share some love on her blog. :)

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Vedic Line+ Exfo 10 Avocado Face Scrub Review

Writing this review reminds me that I have a backlog on so many posts, which I have planned to write so many days ago. Anyhoo, today I am going to review the Vedic Line+ Exfo 10 Avocado Face Scrub which I have got around some two months ago, and it was lying unused, but finally I tried and tested it and here is my view on it.

PRICE:  Rs.175



MY EXPERIENCE: Vedic Line+ Exfo 10 Avocado Face Scrub comes in pink tube packaging and that is the cutest part of it. The scrub has a creamy base, and I find the scrub granules, though big in size and hard, doesn't effectively scrub my skin. I really don't get any scrubbed glow after using this. But, yes if you have very sensitive skin, the creamy base makes it a gentle scrub and you can use it, make sure that you don't rub the scrub hard. 

It has kinda sweet wheatgerm/avocado smell to it. I have used it as a body scrub too, and it was again so gentle. What miffed me, that I tried this some two days ago, and after that I have got three zits on my face (ah it pains like hell :( ). Now I won't say this is the sole culprit, since I am changing my skin care products, but I really don't know!

  • Has a creamy base, which makes the scrubbing really gentle.
  • Since it is so creamy, my dry skin doesn't feel any stretchiness.
  • Comes in a pink tube packaging which is hygienic.
  • Those who don't like parabens in their product, would be happy as this is paraben free.  

  • I don't see any visible after effect of this whatsoever.
  • I got a few breakouts the last time I used it, so I am not sure whether I would be using this again.

VERDICT: I am not completely impressed with the effect of the scrub, or rather the lack of it. If have very dry and sensitive skin, and want a very gentle scrub, then you can give this a try.

RATINGS:  3.5 out of 5
**Product sent by PR for consideration but it doesn't influence my honest opinion! Read my disclaimer.

PR Info: Lotus Herbals introduces 10 new shades of PURE COLORS™ lip color

Lotus Herbals has introduced 10 new, stunning shades of PURE COLORS™ lip colors, under its Cosmetics Ecologique make up range.   

Lotus Herbals PURE COLORS™ range of lip colours is 100 % vegetarian, natural and safe and animal product free. It is enriched with botanical extracts of Aloe Vera and Jojoba.   

It is priced at Rs.245/- and is available in 32 shades at select premium beauty and department stores across the country.

You can read my review on Lotus Herbals PURE COLORS™ lip colors here.

Dove Damage Therapy Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo Review

Hey ya ladies! Do you know what exact hair problems you have and what are their solutions? Dove has come with an app called Dove Hair Aware, that rectifies your hair problem through a small survey and provides the best solution. I was interested to try out this app, and it showed that the solution for my hair problems is the Dove Damage Therapy Hair Fall Rescue range. I do have a little bit hairfall problem, and I get a few strands everytime I run my fingers through my hair, and it worsens in the monsoons. So I was glad to get to try this in this season. Let's see how much it stood up to it's claims.

PRICE:  Rs.125



" Leaves Hair Strengthened and Resistant to Hair Fall and Breakage. It is enhanced with Micro Moisture Serum that strengthens hair to dramatically reduce hair fall from 100 strands per day to just 2"

I have been using the Dove Damage Therapy Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo for last 3 weeks (considering the fact I shampoo my hair everyday). The shampoo comes in a flip top cap packaging. The consistency is medium thick, that spreads and lathers easily. It has got the trademark smell of the Dove shampoos which is really nice. The shampoo has some kind of  moisturising properties, and hair feels smooth to touch even when I am rinsing out the shampoo.

Coming to the results, I didn't notice any *visible* reduction in my hairfall problem, but my hair does look thicker now. However, it makes my hair appear flat as if I have applied oil or something, which I obviously haven't. It makes hair soft but it doesn't provide much shine which I get from other shampoos, hence it loses some points here.

  • Provides moisture to hair making it soft to touch.  
  • My hair appears more thick and voluminous and I can feel the thickness when I do a pony tail ;). But I think it might be due to the conditioning properties it has.
  • Love the smell.
  • Comes in flip top cap packaging, and it's sturdy and travel friendly.
  • Priced economically for the quantity.
  • My hair lacks shine and appears flat with this shampoo.
  • I didn't see any noticeable reduction in hairfall. It wasn't exactly 100 before but neither has it come down to 2.

VERDICT: Depending on various hair types, avg. hairfall of 100 is considered to be okay, so the claim of coming down to 2 doesn't withstand logically (and I am not accusing Dove for this, as most of the other brands also put such tall claims for hairfall problems). In case you are interested, I found this article which is worth a read to know how much hairfall is considered okay.

RATINGS:  3.75 out of 5 
**Product sent by PR for consideration but it doesn't influence my honest opinion! Read my disclaimer.

My Shopping Experience and a teeny weeny haul from

I love bling. Do you too? I am even sporting a blingy NOTD these days :P (would post about that later ). And currently I am obsessing over accessories, be it blingy or not. And searching for these accessories online (yes I am an online shopaholic ;) ) I came across A perfect destination for accessories lovers.

Youshine is a specialty retail concept offering attractive & affordable western-style fashion jewelry and accessories to young Indian women. The business was started in October 2009 with a single location in Gurgaon and has now grown to over ten Points of Sale at the best shopping malls in Delhi-NCR and Punjab.

Store Locator:

Select Citywalk, Saket
DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj
City Square, Rajouri Garden
MGF Metropolitan, Gurgaon
The Great India Place, Noida


AlphaOne, Amritsar
Viva Collage, Jalandhar
MBD Neopolis, Ludhiana

Youshine is a hybrid business model which relies not only on retail from physical locations, but also seeks to benefit from the explosive growth being witnessed by online retailing in the country. The USP from youshine is given by the affordability and by the constant renovation of an attractive, western-style product range. 

MM Retail Pvt Ltd - the parent company is wholly owned and operated by Monika Pal Sood and Ashish Sood.
Monika is a fashion designer and has extensive experience in the fashion industry. She previously ran a successful apparel export business.
Ashish is a serial entrepreneur and holds an MBA degree from IMD, Switzerland.

MY EXPERIENCE: What caught my attention when I first visited the site, is their unique designs at affordable prices. They are a new website and I can see more and more products being added to their inventory. Also, they have a sale going on, so don't forget to check out the awesome pieces.

I wanted an owl necklace and I really liked this one on their site and placed an order for the same. I created an account on their site, added the item in the cart and proceeded to checkout. 

Within minutes, I got a mail about my order. It was placed on 18th July. It got processed by 19th and was shipped through aramex by 20th. They mailed me a tracking number of my shipment. And I received it today, i.e. 23rd (considering weekends in between). 

It arrived in this compact box, completely safe. They charge a shipping fee of Rs.50 on orders below or equal to Rs.500 and Rs. 30 for orders from Rs.501 - Rs.1000, above that shipping is free. 

They also provide a free gift on purchases worth Rs.500 or more, so I got this bright pink zip pouch with my order which is perfect to store the necklace in. :D

Overall, I really liked shopping from, and hoping to get some more pieces from there soon. I would like if they lower the bar for free shipping.

What are you waiting for? Check out if you love trendy jewellery and accessories. ;)
**Received discount on the purchase but it doesn't influence my honest opinion! Read my disclaimer


Our busy lifestyle leaves us with little time to take care of an important part of our body that carries us around the entire day, i.e. our feet. Our feet carry us around everywhere, as we continue to finish our daily tasks and chores, resulting in them receiving maximum pressure resulting in dry and cracked feet! 

Cracked Heels are formed due to dry skin and excessive pressure of the body weight thereby leading to painful cracks. With time, these cracks can either bleed or translate into a skin infection and become a serious problem. 

If this problem sounds familiar, Vaseline Moisture Therapy Heel Cream is the one step & easy solution to painful cracked heels. Upon regular application, the cream provides instant relief and also seals moisture for long-lasting care and accelerates skin’s natural barrier which helps in healing and filling the cracks in the skin. Vaseline® moisture therapy heel cream contains a proven combination of skin moisturizer and skin protectant that promotes the healthy environment for dry skin to repair itself, thus making them soft and smooth in just 7 days!

So this summer bring home a personal spa session and enjoy happy feet with Vaseline Heel Cream.

Available in 40gm for Rs 75 and 20gm for Rs 45 respectively, Vaseline Heel Cream is available at select modern trade outlets, leading Groceries and Cosmetic Stores across the country.

PR Info: Sweep it clean with the new Lakmé Absolute™ Bi-phased Make-up remover

Ever had to battle with your skin while removing your make-up? Worried your kaajal gives you panda eyes? Taking off your makeup after a party will now be absolutely hassle-free!  

Allow your skin to relax as you cleanse it with the newly launched Lakmé Absolute™ Bi-phased Make-up remover which is enriched with the  goodness of antioxidants.The product is designed to break down and rinse off the chemicals in make-up that ordinary soaps and face-washes can't. The oil helps to get rid of the make-up while the water helps in deeply hydrating the skin.

Lakmé Absolute™ Bi-phased Make-up remover comes equipped with an ultra hygenic pump that makes it very easy to carry around in your makeup bag. The remover uses a delicate blend that safely removes the makeup without letting it sting sensitive areas. It thoroughly does away with all kinds of longwear and waterproof makeup, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth.

The Lakmé Absolute™ Bi-phased Make-up remover is priced at Rs. 210 for 60 ml.

About Lakmé
The contemporary and expert in the beauty industry, Lakmé continuously innovates to offer a wide range of, high performance color cosmetics, skincare products, and beauty salons. In addition to leveraging Unilever’s worldwide expertise, Lakmé also partners with the leading cosmetic house; Milan-based Intercos Italia, Schwann Stabilo Germany and Paris-based Fiabila. Combining international cosmetic technology with an in-depth understanding of the Indian woman’s needs, Lakmé also offers its consumers a comprehensive beauty experience through its products and services at the Lakmé Salons and Studios. 
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Sunday Peek: SmitazzWorld

Hope you are enjoying your weekend guys. Served with Sunday breakfast, is today's Sunday Peek on B.B.B. :D  And so who is the new bloggy neighbour? Please welcome Smita from smitazzworld. :) 

I won't bore you with my rant, so let's move on and hear what Smita has to say about her new found passion.

Hi friends,   I am Smita Verma Singh computer teacher, homemaker and now a blogger. Happily married since 1.5 yrs.   

I and my hubby are complete dog lovers and we have a Labrador retriver who has turned 4 months old now. We call him Panzer, he is a cute white colored puppy.   

Being a punjabi, I love punjabi food , music and dance :)    
Love for cooking is synonymous with my love for eating.   

Recently I have developed a love for makeup and jewellery. My blog will keep reflecting my love..

Here in my blog you will see my views on makeup, product reviews,cooking,travelling & photography. I am actually getting addicted to blogging these days.     

Be happy & live your life king size.   Hope you too like my post and stay in touch with my blog !!!!   

Cheers !! "

Cheers Smita! :D Absolutely right you are, life is to live then why not live it king size ;) All the best for your blog and I would love to try out your recipes ( though I am not much of a cook :P ).
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Olay Age Protect Anti-Ageing Cream Review

Yes you read it correct. I have been using an anti-ageing cream and FYI, I would be turning 25 (eeekkksss!!!) in next 11 days...(errrrr....ya I guess you know now when my bithrday is, so I am kinda expecting all the Happy Birthdays from you guys, so DON'T FORGET ;) :P ) 

Now, the reason why I got this cream was because, last month suddenly, I saw my upper lip area going dry and flaky, and too much skin tightening around the mouth area, and this was recurring over a few days. My laugh lines were getting prominent and I was petrified. I needed an immediate solution and thought of trying out the Olay Age Protect Anti-Ageing Cream. After using this for about three weeks (and some more), here is my view on it.

PRICE: Rs. 235


Water, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Dimethicone, C13-14 Isopaaffin, Steareth-21, Cyclopentasiloxane, Laureth-7, Fragrance, Dimethiconol, Steareth-2, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Limonene, Cinnamate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf juice *
*(Didn't have the outer carton. Got it from net.) 

  • Lightens dark spots  
  • Reduces wrinkles 
  • Improves skin tone

MY EXPERIENCE: I don't know why, but I have seen many girls/ladies, of or around my age, have some serious hang-ups with products containing the anti-ageing ingredients (or the mere words) in it. As if it makes them sound older or something?! IMO it's very important to protect your skin against wrinkles and lines from an early age (20+), and if some product provides such benefits, why not use them, when we are blindly trusting products with SPF 30/50/90 to protect us from sun damages three layers deep inside our skin,etc. 

Anyhoo, I got this one as I told you guys about the skin problem I was facing and also, because I needed a good face moisturiser basically. It has a medium consistency but rich texture, so only a little amount is enough to cover the whole face. Blends easily into skin and leaves a completely nourished and moisturised feeling on the skin for the whole day. It doesn't turn my face oily on application, but may feel a bit heavy in the humid weather. Sometimes I use it twice a day, i.e after bath and at nighttime before going to bed and when I am lazy I use it on my hands/arms too :P. So I have almost hit pan with it in three and a half weeks.

It has got a nice subtle smell, which is only noticeable when you try to smell it. After three weeks, I can honestly say, that yes it worked for me. It solved my dry/flaky skin problem on the upper lip area. My laugh lines around the mouth area are less visible now. It has lightened the acne spots to some extent, though they aren't invisible yet. But the thing I loved the most about this, it gives a nice radiance/healthy glow on the face with regular usage. It doesn't work miracles, but yes it fulfills the claims to a certain extent.

  •  Completely nourishes and moisturises my dry skin without turning it oily.
  • Didn't irritate my skin or caused any breakouts as such.
  • Worked on my problems as per the claims to quite an extent.
  • Gives a nice radiance and glow to the face which I loved the most.
  • Priced decently for the quantity, being an anti-ageing product that too from Olay ;).

  • Might feel a bit heavy on humid days.
  • Didn't eradicate all the spots, but then it claims only to lighten them. 
  • Completely unrelated, but I got this product without any outer carton (bought online). I am not sure if it's sold without the outer box or not. Any idea?

If you are dry skin, then your skin would love this, but it might feel heavier on oily skin. Don't expect it to work some miracle in a day, but over time, it really did work for me. I really liked it and would certainly come back to it, if I don't get anything better (being a beauty blogger I need to keep my options open right :P ).

RATINGS:  4.5 out of 5

My Shopping Experience and Itsy Bitsy Cutesy Stuff Haul from WholeSale-dress.Net

Hey ya ladies! Today I am going to share with you a new international online shopping destination where you can get all the cute Japanese/Korean accesories at much cheaper prices. I am talking about WholeSale-dress.Net.

ABOUT: is an online fashion clothing wholesaler. We are suppliers of many wholesalers and boutiques worldwide.
We are legally registered as a private company in ZHEJIANG, CHINA, and have received business license from CHINA government. Purchase at indicates safe and well-managed trade.

We supply most fashionable clothing & Korean style ladies’ apparel internationally. We understand that fashion market wants unique and special ladies clothes, so we are always adding beautiful new styles to our collection. Please come and visit our site regularly to see what we have updated. We pride on offering exceptional low wholesale price but good quality at the same time. We provide fantastic service and still work hard to improve. 

We have our own factory in Linhai, Zhejiang. also, in order to provide more styles(more than 6000 styles ),we ally with many clothing manufacturers specializing in producing export clothing in SHANGHAI,GUANGZHOU and ZHEJIANG of China, which enables us to provide trendy styles in massive amount and in remarkably low wholesale price. Now we are the best supplier to wholesalers, retailers and boutiques online or entities shops all over the world. 

We have large quantity of clients especially from:

East Europe Countries ,e.g.  Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Romania, etc.
Africa, e.g. Egpyt
North America, e.g. USA
Europe, e.g. France, Germany, UK, Spain
Oceania, e.g. Australia, New Zealand
Southeast Asia, e.g. Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, etc

We offer large variety of clothing styles including: winter jackets and coats for women, party dresses, cute T-shirts, Hot ladies tank tops, Sexy Halter Tops, stylish outer wears, charming under covers, sporty sets, romantic Love Pearls and accessories, elegant evening gowns, fine quality tailor made wedding gowns. We bring you an amazing assortment of products in many brands and styles, and 90% similarity with clothing on famous fashion magazines.

Because of our fantastic goods and service, 90% of our new customers would place their next orders. We are one of the most reliable fashion wholesalers and want to create long-term and concrete relationship with our customers. 

MY EXPERIENCE: I was amazed to see their huge inventory and was lost in their accessories, shoes, cutesy clothes for hours and hours. And all of them were priced so cheap. 

Finally I decided on some cute accesories and a top. My package was sent through JCEX around 21st June. It got stuck in customs, so I emailed them, as it was taking such a long time to get delivered. They have a responsive customer support and they tracked the package and it got promptly delivered and I received it today i.e. 19th July. Their shipping rates are justified too. Check below.

And here is what I got, 

    Aren't they super-cute! All the items arrived safely. Each of the items were in separate poly-packs. The quality is quite decent for all the accessories, which I wasn't expecting at that price. I am just a little disappointed with the quality of the printed blouse, but at that price I am not complaining. Each of the items are present in limited stock only, so your favourite items may run out of stock if you are not quick. 

    All in all I loved shopping from WholeSale-dress.Net and would love to recommend you all too.

    **Received discount voucher on the purchase but it doesn't influence my honest opinion! Read my disclaimer

    Faces Canada Nail Enamel - Shade Persimmon(01) Review

    Hey ya ladies! I am back with another nail polish review. I was looking for some neon orange and yellow shades. Faces Canada has been one of my favourite brands and I thought of trying out their nail polishes this time, and got the Persimmon shade for myself. Did it became my fave? Read on to know more.

    PRICE: Rs.99

    QUANTITY: 7ml


    You can also check two more NOTDs with this polish, here and here

    MY EXPERIENCE: First thing that caught my attention, was the shade. It reminds me of the color of the pulp of a ripe mango. Not that I am a big fan of mangoes, but the color is so beautiful. It is a neonish,bright orangish shade, the kind that makes mothers go "eew! what kind of shade is that" :P. The consistency is medium thick and would have spread nicely, had the brush was better at applying. The brush is pathetic (sorry forgot to take a pic of it) and almost like a "jhaaru (sweeper's brush :P)". It makes application streaky and putting a second coat turns horrific. It takes around 15 mins to dry up, and starts chipping in two days on my nails but that might be due to uneven application. What I have seen from other swatches, the 40+ available shades are a mix of different finishes and quality. So, my views are specific for this shade only.

    • The shade is a bright orange shade which I like.
    • No OTT smell.
    • It is Toluene & DBP free.
    • 40+ shades to choose from.
    • Dries up decently fast.
    • Pretty affordable.
    • The brush with this shade is pathetic. I hope they get consistent with the packaging and brushes, as I have heard good reviews for some shades and not so good reviews for some other shades.
    • Availability might be a problem, though you can buy it easily online.
    I really liked the shade. But because of the brush, I am not willing daring to try out the other shades. Hope I have a better luck if I get one next time.

    RATINGS: 3.25 out of 5

    D-Eva went to meet the Playboy in the Yardley on a Fogg-y night - ( A collective review of some deodrants, can you guess the names? :P)

    Don't sue me, the absurd title is the outcome of my feverish mind *poor me, sob sob* :P. Yes, I am suffering from cold and fever for last few days, and today, since I am feeling a bit better, thought of reviewing the 5 deodrants that I have been using for a while. There isn't too much to tell in details, so instead of posting individual reviews, I am doing a composite, short reviews of each of them.

    So first up, is the Playboy Women Play It Sexy Deodorant. ;) As kinky as the name sounds, the fragrance is sexy too. Perfect to wear in the evening. If you like musky fragrances, then this can become one of your favourites. Staying power is commendable and I can smell it even after 5-6 hours of wear on me. 

    Only thing that miffed me, is the intense underlying alcohol smell (quite common with most of the deodrants) just upon application, though it recedes as it settles down. Priced at Rs.199.00  for 150 ml, this is definitely worth a try. RATINGS: 4 out of 5

    On to the next, the Yardley London English Lavender Deodorant. I wanted to try out this fragrance, ever since I saw the ad by Katrina. This one has got a sweet lavender smell that makes you feel all sweet and girly kind.:P Perfect for morning wear. However, I can't trace it on me after 3 hours or so. 

    Although, the smell is sweet and light, but I warn you, not to overdo it (pssst...else the you might smell like HIT). Priced at Rs.160.00  for 150 ml, this is quite economical and would suit school/college going girls who love flowery smell. RATINGS: 3.75 out of 5

    Next one is also from Yardley London. This one is their Lace Satin Deodorant for Women. I got this one as I was quite intrigued by the words, Satin and Lace in a deo. :D The smell is quite sharp, I actually can't relate it to anything as such, sometimes it reminds of some medicinal talcum powder, sometimes I find it too artificial. 

    In short, nothing lace-y or satin-y about it. Staying power is hardly 2-3 hours on me. Even this spray bottle is a bit dysfuntional and doesn't push/spray easily. It is priced at Rs.160.00  for 150 ml. You aren't actually missing much if you haven't tried it. RATINGS: 3 out of 5

    Now comes my favourite of the lot. Eva Wild Spicy Muguet All Day Freshness Deo. I love, love, love this one. :D If you are like me who abhors citrusy fragrances and are not much into flowery fragrances either, then this wild, woody, spicy fragrance is for you. It isn't intense, and can be worn in daytime as well as in evening. And guess what, this one actually stays the whole day on me. I can even smell it on my clothes next day. It also claims to be alcohol free and thus scores more brownie points. ;) 

    I liked everything about this one and can't remember any negative points. And I actually re-bought this one coz I loved it so much. Priced at Rs.110.00  for 125 ml, this is easy on the pocket too. Would recommend this to all who love woody/musky fragrances. RATINGS: 4.75 out of 5

    Now, the last but not the least is the Fogg Delicious Body Spray for Women. This is one of my recent buys (last week to be precise). Honestly, I always found the ads for the Fogg deodrants very funny, IDK why. :P When I got it, I found their, No Gas , Only Deo claim is quite true as the spray bottle itself weighed more compared to other deos, and one can feel the movement of the liquid inside the bottle if the bottle is turned upside down. There wasn't any gas/fizz when I sprayed it. 

    Coming to the smell, it is so intense and in-your-face kind of, which I can only co-relate with some artificial incense stick fragrance. I love and hate it at the same time. :P But my mom just adores this smell, and gets nostalgic as it reminds her about the *pujo during her childhood days* (I am talking about THE mega festival of Bengalis, Durga Puja.....pssst only 95 days left to this year's...exciiiittteeddd :D ) Apart from the strong/heady fragrance, this seemed okay otherwise. It stays on me for more than 5-6 hours. Available at a price of Rs.180 for 120 ml. RATINGS: 3.75 out of 5

    Forgot to mention, none of the 5 deos gave me any kind of skin irritation, whether it contained alcohol or not. Hope you liked my reviews. Do let me know if you have tried any of these. :)