PR Info: The New Dove Intense Repair Range with Keratin Actives

‘You look exactly the same!’ While it’s great to hear that from someone you haven’t seen in years, you hope they don’t mean your hair. No woman enjoys wearing the same hairstyle day in and day out, much less for years together. We all love experimenting with our hair, whether its various styling products or instruments to make our hair look beautiful.In the attempt to look our best, we end up overlooking the daily damage we put our tresses through.
Knowingly or unknowingly, hair damage is often self-inflicted. A gamut of factors are responsible for damaging hair, not just on a superficial level but from deep within. Constant and excessive exposure to the sun and daily pollution may strip hair of its natural luster, making it weak, dull and lifeless.
Self-inflicted activities such as blow drying, straightening, perming, colouring, etc. may leave hair damaged. Continual exposure damages the hair at cellular level causing gaps in your hair.This results in recurring hair problems in spite of various efforts women make to keep their hair nourished and damage-free.
Recognizing this need to repair hair damage at a deeper level, Dove introduces the new Intense Repair Range with¼ moisture milk with the Keratin Actives that goes deep within strands to reconstruct hair by strengthening it at its core. So now with the Dove Intense Repair range, you can have healthy beautiful hair that’s strong and resilient to damage.Dull and damaged hair is transformed into shiny and smooth hair.
Speaking about hair damage, Ms Meena Rajan, R&D Head – Hair Category said, “We all like experimenting with hair, but in the long run, damage takes its toll within the structure causing gaps due to severe damage of keratin. Dove Intense Repair range with Keratin Actives works at the cellular level of the hair structure and helps reconstruct damaged protein making the hair strong and resilient to damage.”
Mr. Srinandan Sundaram, General Manager Hair Care adds, “At Dove, we know that when hair problems keep coming back, it means something is amiss at the cellular level.Signs of hair damage never show up alone. If it’s breakage now then it’s dryness later. New Dove Intense Repair with Keratin Actives goes deep within strands to repair damage”
It may seem that understanding what causes ‘damage’ is half the battle against it but to win the other half, you need expert-care. So, say no to gaps. New Dove Intense Repair Range reconstructs hair at the cellular level making it strong and beautiful.
Say No to damage!

Dove Intense Repair Shampoo
Dove Intense Repair Shampoo contains Keratin Actives that go deep within to rebuild damaged hair at the cellular level. It removes build-up and gently cleanses your hair to give you hair that’s strong, beautiful and resilient to damage.
Directions to use: Apply to wet hair. Lather and rinse
Available in:
80ml Rs. 68.00   650ml Rs.349.00
180ml Rs.135.00   8 ml Rs. 3.00
340ml Rs.230.00   5.5ml Rs. 1.50
Dove Intense Repair Conditioner
Dove Intense Repair Conditioner contains Keratin Actives that reconstructs hair from within and nourishes it from root to tip. The light-weight formula won’t weigh your hair down, or cause your hair to feel greasy. It leaves hair feeling soft, smooth and beautiful
Directions to use: After shampooing, massage through hair. Rinse thoroughly after 1 to 3 minutes.
Available in:
75ml Rs. 68.00
170ml Rs.135.00
7.5ml Rs. 4.00
Dove Intense Repair Hair Mask
Dove Intense Repair Mask protects your hair from damage caused due to excessive styling and exposure to chemicals. It makes your hair soft and smooth.
Directions to use: Use hair mask once a week before shampooing your hair. Once you’ve applied the mask, wrap your head with a shower cap. Rinse out the mask after 3 minutes and wash your hair with a gentle shampoo
Available in:
200ml Rs. 215.00

Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara Review

Hey ya beauties! Hope you are having a great time this weekend. I am having a bit of pamper-myself-time. And since I am feeling so relaxed I thought why not post a review on the new mascara I am loving these days! So read on my review of Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara.

PRICE:  Rs. 250



Get a fabulous look in just a few seconds. Lakme Eyeconic Mascara adds a sparkle to your eyes giving them a glittery, shiny touch.It is easy to apply. Lakme Eyeconic Mascara is the perfect solution to get that perfect entire look. It also contains D-Panthenol which is a moisturizer which helps keep your lashes smooth and soft.    
  • Intense black 
  • Easy to apply 
  • Contains D-Panthenol 
  • Makes lashes soft and smooth 
  • Gives a glittery and shiny touch


MY EXPERIENCE: When Lakmé launched their Eyeconic range, it created a lot of hype and I got interested in trying out the mascara and I am glad that it turned out to be a good decision. Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara comes in a sleek, tapered tube. The wand is long, with a curling brush. The best thing about this mascara is that it gives a natural look, yet define my lashes well and curl them up a bit. It doesn't weigh down, neither clump the lashes nor turn them stiff when dry. 

As per the claims, it blackens and curls the lashes. So ladies with sparse lashes don't expect much volume from this. It is water resistant to a great extent but not exactly waterproof, which I like by the way, as it means removing process is easy and you don't have to worry about losing your precious lashes. Totally suitable for everyday use.

  • Gives a natural look.
  • Defines lashes.
  • Curls and lift the lashes.
  • Doesn't irritate my eyes.
  • No clumping or weighing down.
  • No hardening of lashes when dry.
  • Water resistant (not water proof).
  • Pocket friendly. 
  • Doesn't give much volume.

VERDICT:  This suits my purpose very well. It doesn't burn my pocket neither stings my eyes. Only beautifies my lashes. Have you tried the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara? Do share your views.

RATINGS:  4.75 out of 5

PR Info: NIVEA launches New NIVEA Whitening Smooth Skin Deodorant

NIVEA India Pvt. Ltd, an affiliate of Beiersdorf AG and world’s largest skincare brand has launched a new variant to add to its existing Whitening deodorant portfolio, NIVEA Whitening Smooth Skin Deodorant. New NIVEA Whitening Smooth Skin Deodorant now gives consumers another reason to ‘Go Sleeveless’ and flaunt their fair, even toned and smooth underarms.

Underarm darkening has been a problem that women have battled against for years, caused mainly due to usage of hair removal techniques such as, waxing, shaving and usage of hair removal creams. However, continued usage of these techniques over a period of time makes the underarms dark, dull and patchy. Back in 2011, NIVEA found a solution to all these problems with the launch of the 1st ever WHITENING deodorant in India. 

2 years forward, NIVEA has now launched a new variant to its whitening portfolio, “NIVEA Whitening Smooth Skin” Deodorant. This Deodorant contains two core ingredients:

1. “Licorice extracts” which repairs skin darkening and works against hyper pigmentation to provide even-toned fairness
2. “Avocado extracts” that soften & smoothen rough, patchy underarm skin.
Thus women can now get the double benefit of fairer and smoother underarms!

The deodorant also has a new feminine fragrance with notes of green apple & peach that give long lasting freshness.

New NIVEA WHITENING Smooth Skin Deodorant is available in the most popular application form:
Whitening Smooth Skin Aerosol Spray 150ml for Rs.199/-

NIVEA Whitening Deodorant is also available in the following variants:
Whitening Floral Touch Aerosol Spray 150ml for Rs.185/-
Whitening Floral Touch Roll-On 50ml for Rs.165/-
Whitening Fruity Touch Aerosol Spray 150ml for Rs. 185/-

NIVEA products are available at all major super markets and general stores.

About NIVEA India: ( NIVEA is the biggest skin care brand in the world and a name that has epitomized care for generations. The brand owned by Beiersdorf AG, Germany launched a wholly owned subsidiary in India in 2005 known as NIVEA India Pvt. Ltd. The affiliate is headquartered in Mumbai and is responsible for all critical functions such as Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain and Sales to Key Accounts. The parent company Beiersdorf AG, Germany is a Rs. 37,600 Crores (Euro 5,750 Million) Beauty and Skin care MNC. It has affiliates in more than 169 countries, enjoys market shares of up to 30% and has more than 200 No. 1 positions in cosmetics categories all over the world. NIVEA India has a clear focus: To meet consumer’s skin and beauty care needs. Every day. For everyone.

My Vellvette Box (May) is here and see what else came in the mail! ;)

Yay my May Vellvette Box is here gals. Check out what I got this time. :D 

Opening the box...ta...da..da..daa...

List of products I received in my box,

  • The Natures Co. Lemon Peel Exfoliating Body Wash 
  • Flormar Deluxe Shine Gloss Lipstick Shade: D33          
  • Brocato Curlinterrupted & Hydrating Treatment Kit  (Shampoo & Conditioner)
  • TVAM Apricot and Walnut Scrub and Body Polisher

Overall thoughts: Now what I don't understand where is my M.M.M.M fifth sample?? Or am I supposed to understand that one extra TNC body wash as the fifth sample here. Hmph! :-/ One more thing, the Flormar Lipstick is not a luxurious brand. It is an Italian drugstore brand and their nail paints are widely available in Mumbai for as cheap as Rs.70! Having said that, I am really loving the shade I got and it is not a full on lipstick, its more like a tinted lipbalm/chapstick. Overall I am quite happy with this box as I find all the samples usable.
I got something else too in my mail today,

Yep the Lakmé Clean Up Fresh Fairness range hamper (ain't the whole pink theme uber cute!:-* ) and I totally loved the pink bag, the scented candle and a 4GB (not in pic) HP pendrive that came along with it. Other PRs must take a note on how to make their sample products so much more interesting. Reviews would be coming up soon!..errr..ya soon! ;)

#JustRealized: My wardrobe and drawers are now full of cosmetics, skincare, and haircare stuff, and only half of them are reviewed. God knows when I am going to finish all these up! :P

Pond's Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ Review

I can't emphasise enough how anti-ageing products are important for our skin esp. if you are in mid 20s and above, start on your anti-ageing regime before your skin shows signs of ageing. 

Today I am reviewing the Pond's Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream SPF 15 PA++. Read on to know how this made my skin happy.

PRICE:  Rs. 449



It works deep within your skin helping it act younger and giving it 3X more renewal power# while protecting against age-accelerating UVA/UVB rays. It visibly reduces fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Pond’s age miracle delivers the following results: 

 - Fights against fine lines and wrinkles - Visibly reduced appearance of age spots
 - Protection against the UVA/UVB rays
 - Deeply moisturised skin to preserve its youth

MY EXPERIENCE: Pond's Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream comes in a classy outer packaging but sadly it is of no use after you take out the tub. The glass jar/tub is a little heavy. I don't understand why Pond's invests on packaging so much. Even though they look so gorgeous, they are hardly of any use later. Back to the point, this cream did miracles for my skin. Yes! :D It did make my skin look better in more than one way. It worked on the acne marks and reduced them considerably to the point of invisibility ;). Those little laugh lines were less noticeable. And IT DIDN'T BREAK ME OUT!!! I enjoyed flawless skin for 2 months since I started using it.

The cream is thick in texture and moisturises skin well but I feel it doesn't do much on the hydrating part. Only a little amount is required for each application so one tub lasts quite long. It has got the typical Pond's cream smell that doesn't bother my nose much. On to the not so good part, it gives a whitish cast for initial 1-2 minutes but then it sinks into skin leaving a glow (which might "look" like bit oily in summers) on face. I totally love the effect. Other than that I don't find anything wrong with this one.

  • Works on acne spots and reduces them considerably.
  • Controlled breakouts on my sensitive skin.
  • Laugh lines visibly reduced. Don't have wrinkles, so can't comment on that.
  • Skin does look younger and all glowy and radiant.
  • One tub lasts two months easily even on daily usage.   
  • Classy packaging. 
  • Has SPF 15 PA+++ 

  • Gives a whitish cast initially on application.
  • Might feel a little heavy in summer and won't suit oily skin in this season.
  • Not a con, but I would like to suggest Pond's to invest less on fancy packaging and make it more pocket friendly maybe.

I loved this one so much that I ordered the serum from this range next to try out in this summer. (But that's a whole different story and my skin is back to its dark days :( Would review that soon!) But gals esp. with dry skin, do check out this one if you want to start with your anti-ageing regime and looking for good products. This one is definitely worth a try! :)

RATINGS:  4.75 out of 5

PR Info: This Summer, it's all about 'Colour' at The Body Shop

Striking neutrals. chic nudes. rich browns. Fierce pinks. powerful purples. brilliant blues. gorgeous greens. We travelled the world to source the rarest pigments, triple-filtered and expertly milled them, then blended them with community fair trade oils to create unrivalled brilliance and clarity. Raw colour, maximum impact. what’s your colour crush?

Eye-Catching Colour

Our new Colour Crush collection is a fashion-forward palette of mono eyeshadows in a full array of the season’s must-have stand-out shades. Beautifully wearable, the lust-worthy line-up ranges from elegant beiges to shocking brights in a mix of pearly and matte finishes. Incredibly blendable and buildable, these intense shades can be applied wet or dry and worn alone, together or layered, creating a myriad of looks from daytime chic to full-on night-time glamour. Go ahead and play with colour!

Sleek Design

Our new clear, recyclable pack gives a better view of the rich, impactful colour inside. We think it’s simply beautiful. What’s more, spectacular colour is perfectly pursefriendly; 

Each mono eyeshadow costs Rs 695.

Crush, Crush Baby...

Our high-impact Colour Crush eyeshadows are made with crushed pigments in Italy, the fashion colour capital of the world. High-quality pigments are coated with a silky blend of Community Fair Trade oils, creating optimal light reflection to bring out all their brilliance and clarity. The super-smooth and silky, luminous colour glides on, melting and fusing seamlessly with skin to reveal a vibrant intensity. Take your eye-look to the next level.

We Love...

We’ve got a serious crush on our vibrant shades, like the bold, pearly peacock hue of Something Blue 510 P, the vivid pearlescent purple of Blueberry Night 405 P and the deep intensity of Moonlight Kiss 015 M. Come find your favourite, for eyes that pop with cutting-edge colour.


Our Colour Crush Eyeshadows benefit from a blend of Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil, marula oil, honey, organic virgin coconut oil and sesame oil. Our community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil comes from the Candela co-op in Peru. The ‘castaneros’ or nut gatherers collect the broken nuts that can’t be sold for food use and hand-crack them to extract the oil. Trade has helped to protect 3,000 hectares of rainforest in the Madre de Dios region. Sustainable harvesting also helps to support the indigenous species that depend on the Brazil nut tree, such as the orchid bee.


We’ve worked hard to ensure that our Colour Crush collection features the most intensely vibrant, fashion-driven shades whilst remaining vegetarian and 100% cruelty free, like all our products.

Colour Crush does not contain any bug shell extract to colour the product, any shimmer effect is made from mineral mica and the binding agents are made from natural vegetable materials instead of crushed shellfish. Because our love for animals includes bugs, insects and other creepy crawlies.


Backstage Secrets

Lan Nguyen-Grealis, Head make-up artist for the Fashion Scout, home of new talent and the largest independent event during London Fashion Week, is loving the colour crush collection. She shares her backstage secrets to getting spring/summer 2013’s intense eye-looks.


“This season, eye-looks are bold and vibrant in pigment colour. Statement eyes are a must. The new range of Colour Crush eye colours is great to use - the shadows glide on easily and last a long time, which is ideal for show work. All the colours work really well for this season’s trends.”


“The Colour Crush shades are simple to apply directly on to the eye area, you can layer on as much as you please. The colours look different depending on how much you apply, which is great to get tonal graduation. From dark to light is easy to achieve without having to blend too much.”


“Every colour you see is exactly the colour you get when you use it. The biggest surprise is how vibrant the colours are and how some unusual tones can look amazing on the eyes, such as Chat-Up Lime and Something Blue.”


“My most favourite shades this season, for versatility and for everyday use, are Moonlight Kiss and Caramel Flirt.”


Lan says: “The Brigitte Super Flick was created for Ekaterina Kukhareva for her SS13 collection. “Goddess in St. Tropez” was the theme, taking inspiration from the 60’s fashion icon Brigitte Bardot. The mood is happy, care free, glamorous and sexy. Eyes headline the look as bright colours take on a geometric shape with a super flick set against a canvas of flawless skin.”

Step One

Using the Slanted brush, sweep the new Colour Crush in shade 510 Something Blue along the lash line, starting at the inner corner of the eyes and finishing with a flirty, 60’s flick past the outer corners.

Step Two
Take the Eyeshadow brush, dampen it for even more intense colour and apply more eyeshadow all over the eye-lids, up to the crease of the eye.

Step Three
Highlight brows and open the eyes by running the new Colour Crush in Shade 001 Sugar Gaze along the brow bone.

Step Four
Curl lashes and apply two coats of The Body Shop Define & Lengthen Mascara in 01 Black, to the top lashes only.


To create a naturally flawless complexion, apply Oil Free Balancing Liquid Foundation using the Foundation brush and blend well for seamless, even coverage. Use the Radiant Highlighter on the highest points of the face – forehead, temples and cheek bones, down the centre of the nose, across the cupids bow of the lip and onto the chin – blending well, to create a luminous finish. For a fresh, rosy glow, smile and sweep All-in-One Cheek Colour in 04 Marshmallow onto the apple of the cheeks, blending to a sheer wash of colour.

At The Body Shop, we believe true beauty comes from the heart. For us, beauty is much more than a pretty face. It’s about feeling good and doing good, too.

We make our products with love and care. We source some of the finest raw ingredients from the four corners of the globe. We harness the skills of artisan farmers and add our expertise to create effective products that are wonderful to use.

We trade fairly so communities benefit as well as you. We never test on animals, and all our products are 100% vegetarian. We campaign with passion on issues close to our heart, because activism is in our blood.

We always keep people, animals and the planet in mind. So when you shop with us, you are choosing

Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense Review

Hey, I am back again girlies! ;) And today's review is on Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense, from which I had a lot of expectations but it failed me completely. Read on to know why!

PRICE:  Rs. 269


This longstay kohl glides like velvet on the inner rim of the eye. Its shiny one stroke application is suited for hot and humid climatic conditions. use with FACES dual eye-pencil sharpener, for best results.


MY EXPERIENCE: Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense comes in a wooden pencil form that need sharpening after every 1-2 times use, leading to wastage. The tip is so malleable that it breaks easily. Coming to one good point, the pigmentation is really nice and one-two strokes gives a glossy, black line. But that's all the goodness it has.

It smudges easily. One light swipe of finger and it comes off. I prefer to use it for lower lashline or tightline. It gets removed easily (so obvious!). I feel the LongWear range from Faces performs way better than this at lesser price.

  • Gives glossy black lines in 1-2 swipes.
  • Looks good on tightlining.

  • Smudges easily.
  • Isn't waterproof.
  • Poor staying power.
  • Too little quantity.
  • Price pinches as it doesn't work.

VERDICT: As I said, I expected it to be good, but it seems I wasted my money on it.  Have you tried the Faces Velvet Kohl Noir Intense?

RATINGS:  3 out of 5

Lotus Herbals PureStay Lipgloss - Shade Rose Bud Review

Hey ya girlies! No I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. :D I know, I disappeared suddenly but I needed some me-time off the blog, hence!

Today I am back with a review on the Lotus Herbals PureStay Lipgloss in shade Rose Bud, which is a gorgeous shade indeed. Read on my review to know more.

PRICE:  Rs. 395



Purestay Lip Gloss is a lightweight, high-shine, perfectly pigmented, preservative free lip gloss with rich, long lasting colour and nourishing shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips.


MY EXPERIENCE: Lotus Herbals PureStay Lipgloss comes in a rectangular tube with mirror-finish screw cap and doe foot applicator. The rainbow reflecting, embossed brand name on the tube looks quite nice, without being tacky. Rose Bud is a brick like shade, reddish brown with strong orange undertones, which would look flattering on Indian skin tones and best suited with ethnic wear on special occasions. The gloss is quite creamy and moisturising on its own and applies smoothly. It is highly pigmented and gives an opaque coverage with glossy finish. It is more like a liquid lipstick. 

Coming to the staying power, it stays for 2-3 hrs on an average with slight snacking in between. However, it doesn't survive a full meal. Also it feels a bit sticky (not like other sticky glosses but a little sticky) and that's why it lasts for few good hours too. It does get transferred to cups / napkin/ cheeks or anywhere your lips get touched :P. And it doesn't leave any obvious tint on lips after it disappears, apart from a slight red hue (not tint). Overall I am quite happy with this gloss. To sum it up,

  • Creamy and moisturising on its own. Doesn't require a lipbalm or lipstick beneath.
  • Gives opaque coverage in one swipe and a long lasting, smooth, glossy finish.
  • Stays for 2-3 hours easily with snacking in between.
  • The shade is really nice and would suit Indian skin tones perfectly.
  • No shimmer or sparkles.
  • The gloss would last for a long time and with 3 years shelf life, the price seems economical (but it is still high for an affordable brand like Lotus Herbals..pfft!).
  • Love the packaging.

  • Gets transferred to objects. 
  • Feels a little heavy and sticky due to its creamy texture.

VERDICT: If you are a fan of lipglosses then you must try out one shade from this range. Love the formula, love the packaging, the price... not much, but still happy to go with it because of the other factors. Would like to try the Peach Pink and Nude Love sometime. Have you tried any of the Lotus Herbals PureStay Lipglosses?

RATINGS:  4.5 out of 5

Product sent by PR for consideration but it doesn't influence my honest opinion! Read my disclaimer.