My Vellvette Box..umm Bag (August) and adieu!

My final box bag from Vellvette arrived today. It arrived pretty early this time. So thanks to Vellvette team for being so prompt. 

The August bag is based on the theme "TICKET TO HOLLYWOOD " But, the products? Have they impressed me? Uhmm...NO! :-|

So here is what I got,

  • Just Herbs Anti Wrinkle kit ( Repeat product?!)
  • Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Extreme ( Clear gloss! Why do Vellvette send me everything in clear? Clear nailpolish, clear gloss. Dude, I do love colors! )
  • H2O Restorative Eye Cream (The only product I am looking forward to try out.)
  • MMMM Bonus:  SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Gel(The tube is so small, I wonder if there is anything inside?!)

All that novelty for subscription boxes has worn off, since I saw I am not using 80% of the products that I got in these boxes. Apart from the June Box, none impressed me much and so I am saying good bye to Vellvette Box here and now. 

Are you still excited about these beauty boxes in India?

Lakmé Skin Stylist Contest Phase 2: Entry 1 by Poorna Banerjee

Poorna 's instant glam styling using Lakmé Styling Kit products.

And so the Lakmé Skin Stylist Contest Phase 2 on B.B.B comes to an end here! Eagerly waiting to see who will share the stage for the LFW this 26th August. Excited? Me too! ;)


Lakmé Skin Stylist Contest Phase 2: Entry 6 by Surbhi Agarwal

Surbhi's Insta-Glam Style using Lakmé Styling Kit products.

Lakmé Skin Stylist Contest Phase 2: Entry 5 by Surbhi Agarwal

Surbhi's instant styling with Lakmé Styling Kit, for a day out shopping!

Lakmé Skin Stylist Contest Phase 2: Entry 4 by Surbhi Agarwal

Surbhi's instant styling for a morning walk using Lakmé Styling Kit products!

Lakmé Skin Stylist Contest Phase 2: Entry 3 by Surbhi Agarwal

Surbhi's instant pajama party style using Lakmé Styling Kit

Lakmé Skin Stylist Contest Phase 2: Entry 1 by Renji Anooj


Renji's Glam Look with Lakmé Styling Kit.

Lakmé Skin Stylist Contest Phase 2: Entry 2 by Surbhi Agarwal

Surbhi says: In India, Sari is known as the most beautiful attire and the traditional cultural dress, so here I am creating a look today which is inspired by the same theme.

Lakmé Skin Stylist Contest Phase 2: Entry 1 by Surbhi Agarwal


Surbhi says: "It is a traditional look and I just liked that Lakmé Styling Kit products which actually proved to be some magical wand to me. I think this pic says it all the story of drab to fab ;)"

Lakme Skin Stylist Contest Phase 2 Commencement And Some Announcements

Hey ya! As all my 4 winners Surbhi Agarwal,  Poorna banerjee, Renji Anooj, and Gowthami Sundaram have received their Lakmé Styling Kits, so the Phase 2 of the Lakmé Skin Stylist Contest starts here. 

You all need to create a makeup look (preferably based on the theme of instant styling for office/party) using the Lakmé Styling Kit and do a step-by-step photo album/collage along with the products in the frame and mail me it to my id along with the photo album/collage as attachment.  

Also, there is another exciting news for my B.B.B readers (open to Indian fans only). Even if you are not a winner of the Lakmé Styling Kit in the phase 1, you can still participate in the Phase 2 and win a chance to be a part of Lakmé Fashion Week 2013 and feature in the Style Studio. All you have to do is to create a step by step makeup look using the Lakmé CC cream and click photos with it in the frame and send the photos to me.

The last date to send in all your entries is 18th August. The entries would be judged by the Lakmé team and the best look across all the contests running will be selected. 

 So who is ready to get  featured in the Lakmé studio of Style at Lakmé Fashion week Winter Fest on 26th August?! ;)

Sunsilk Radiant Shine Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Time and again, Sunsilk has proven that it's a brand to reckon with, amidst the pool of well known haircare brands. The new Sunsilk Radiant Shine Shampoo and Conditioner is my (hair's) new found love! Read on my review to know more.

PRICE:  ₹112

QUANTITY: 180 ml




WHAT IT CLAIMS: Sunsilk Radiant Shine has ultra light fusion of oils from ingredients famed for their beneficial effects on hair –  Argon, Jojoba, Camellia, Almond and Olive. The dual effects of oiling and washing to a large degree soften the hair texture not just from the outside, but actually aim to ensure that the hair receives its share of nourishment at periodic intervals. The light oils permeate upto three layers deep and give hair a natural sheen that stays as the day progresses. Sunsilk Radiant Shine shampoo and conditioner work in combination to produce an enduring visibly glossy look that stays on and on!

MY EXPERIENCE: In the past few months, my hair saw a tryst with most heavily silicone based shampoos (read Dove and TRESemmé ranges), that my hair wanted to take a break from. Sunsilk Radiant Shine Shampoo and Conditioner (it is also silicone based, but quite milder) made the perfect alternative and I have been using this range for past 3+ weeks.

Shampoo : Sunsilk Radiant Shine Shampoo comes in a simple flip top cap bottle. The texture of the shampoo is very runny and light that lathers easily. It cleanses hair properly without drying it out. My hair has gone dull in the monsoon. But this added the much required shine and softness, which I love the most about it.   

It even makes the frizz appear shiny, and they don't look like dry hay. It has got a bubblegum-y, fruity fragrance which I am not that fond of, as it is really strong and it persists after wash. 

Conditioner:  Sunsilk Radiant Shine Conditioner comes in a flip cap tube. The texture is semi-creamy (more fluffy), that doesn't feel heavy on hair. It spreads and washes off easily. It adds smoothness and controls frizz to an extent.

It has got the same fragrance as the shampoo. The shampoo and conditioner duo made my hair more manageable in this monsoon.

  • Lathers and cleanses hair properly.
  • Adds shine, lustre, softness and makes hair appear more smooth.
  • Hair doesn't feel weighed down or dull.  
  • Controls frizz to an extent.
  • Effective packaging and affordable price. 

  • Not fond of the overbearing fruity fragrance.

VERDICT: It is definitely not any miracle product, but it performs as per the claims, and works way better than the other heavily silicone based products.

RATINGS:  4.75 out of 5

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

My (utterly disappointing) Vellvette Box (July)

So my July Vellvette Box arrived pretty late than the previous boxes, resulting in my first disappointment. 

Next, the contents are not that interesting/luxurious and I am not particularly happy about any one of them. I expected a better box as Vellvette completed a year this month.

Here is what I got,

  • Sally Hansen Miracle Cure for Severe Problem Nails (which is a transparent base/top coat in actual!)
  • Nyassa Morning Dew Body Mist (which doesn't smell much enticing as the name sounds)
  • I ♥ Layla Nail polish  in a transparent shade (two base/top coat in one box?! :-/)

  • Bling’s Nail Applique (have tried these kind of nail stickers before and they are not luxurious on nails as such!)
  • LA Glitter Splash Mascara in Abbys  (The only product worth mentioning)

Okay I sound quite sore, but they did provide two full sized products this month. That's good, but I would have liked the products to be more aligned to my choices. And hope this delivery discrepancy doesn't occur again with my next and final box!