Friday, October 26, 2012

Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Shampoo Review

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo Review - Entry # 1 By Ishwarya

I straightened my hair 6 months back. My hair had been feeling dry and frizzy and even after a trim, it just wasn't behaving. Prior to this I was using the matrix one and bought both the matching shampoo and conditioner of this range to replace my matrix shampoo which has been giving me some trouble. I was searching for something more hydrating and came across this shampoo and conditioner. I read a lot of good reviews about this Herbal Essences line for dry hair so I decided to try it. 
Let me just tell you guys how much I love this shampoo
What the product claims:
Replenish your beautiful yet dry hair with my formula fused with essential moisturisers and orchid and coconut leaves hair silky and supple.
Directions for use: Use me: lather up, soak your head, rinse and repeat.
Price and quantity: 150 Rs for 300 ml
Flavour: with a fusion of orchid and coconut milk.
Main Ingredients:
water, ammonium laureth sulphate, citric acid ,sodium chloride, ammonium lauryl sulphate, sodium citrate,dimethiconol,ammoniumxylenesulfonate,fragrance,sodium benzoate,glycol distearate,cocamide mea,cetyl alchohol,disodium edta,coconut oil, vanilla extracts ( full ingredient list mentioned on the bottle )

My experience:
I really like this shampoo! After using it only a few times I was shocked at how great my hair feels! Trust me, it’s amazing. Now my hair has gone from very dry to dry-normal in a couple of months. It feels heaven. Yay!!!
I love the simple and attractive stylish packaging of this shampoo. The bottle is curvy and transparent. It comes in a funky neon bluish bottle with a lime green pop up lid. The bottle is see-through.
Colour & consistency & fragrance
It has a medium consistency (neither too thick nor too runny).it has a nice coconut fragrance. The smell may be heavy for sensitive nose. It has a very light blue colour.

How it works:
This shampoo works well with my hair. Cleans effectively but doesn't strip too much moisture off!
·         Smells divine
·         Economical
·         Little amount is enough
·         Easy availability
·         Moisturising
·         Good packaging
·         Makes hair soft
·         Adds shine to hair
·          Smell lasts upto 2 days!

·         Weighs down roots
·         Product build up
·         Contains lauryl sulfates which are harsh chemicals
Note: To remove this product build up I am using a solution of apple cider vinegar and water. I rinse my hair with this after shampooing and conditioning.
My Rating: 4.5/5
Recommendation: I recommend this shampoo to all girls who have dry and frizzy hair.
Would I Repurchase:  yes definitely!! It’s my HD shampoo now!! :P :D

I am a graduate in visual communication. I am from Kerala. I am a media savvy. I love reading books and music and I have craving for cute stuffs.
I am very much interested in blogging and just started a new blog

Thanks a lot for this lovely entry Ishwarya .

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lacto Calamine Aloe Moisturizer Review

Lacto Calamine Aloe Moisturizer Review :Entry # 9 by Chandana

For Dry to Normal Skin
Daily use formula with Kaolin & Special Moisturisers

Price: Rs.48 for 30 ml, Rs.78 for 60 ml, Rs.118 for 120 ml

My experience with Lacto Calamine Aloe Moisturizer:
Lacto Calamine is a product that has been in the market for decades. It is a well known product even among the ladies of my mother’s generation.

Package – A plastic bottle with a screw cap. The bottle is green and peach in color where as the cap is navy blue in color. When the screw cap is opened, there is no stopper to the opening to control the flow of the product.
Consistency – The consistency of Lacto Calamine Aloe Moisturizer is just like a thin lotion
Texture – It does not leave an oily texture on the skin. It finishes off with a matte texture on the skin. But spreading it into invisible takes a little time and effort.
Color – The lotion is light peach tint in color.
Moisturizing Power – Lacto Calamine Aloe Moisturizer moisturizes the skin moderately. Though it is specified as suitable for Dry to Normal Skin it is not a rich moisturizer the dry skin will need. It works in soothing the dryness for about 2 hours or so, and then reapplication is again required.

An average product for dry skin. It might suit well for oily skin people. Since it provides light moisturizing it becomes a perfect moisturizer for oily skin.

Rating: 3/5

Pros of Lacto Calamine Aloe Moisturizer:
-          Thin lotion texture.
-          No oily texture on the skin.
-          Provides light moisturizing to the skin.
Cons of Lacto Calamine Aloe Moisturizer:
-          Wide open mouth of the bottle without any stopper.
-          Not a travel friendly package.
-          Not a perfect product for dry skin.
-          Does not provide rich moisturizing that a dry skin will need.

Thanks for this lovely post Chandana


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Garnier Wrinkle Lift Anti Ageing Cream Review

Garnier Wrinkle Lift Anti Ageing Cream Review: Entry # 8 By Chandana

Claims about Garnier Wrinkle Lift Anti Ageing Cream: (from Garnier official website)
Is Garnier Wrinkle Lift Anti-ageing Cream right for me?
Yes, if you need an everyday complete solution that targets the different signs of ageing: wrinkles, fine lines, loss of firmness, skin dryness.

How is it different?
It does more than a classic anti-wrinkle cream: Garnier Wrinkle Lift Anti-ageing Cream has been designed to reduce wrinkles and put spring and vitality back into your skin, recovering lost firmness and elasticity.

How does it work?
Its formula contains a unique combination of pure natural active ingredients: Ginger, known for its revitalising properties helps boost the natural process of skin's regeneration and reinforces its inner strength. Active essence of cherries, combined with bilberry extract helps firm skin.
The Garnier UltraLift Pro-Retinol formula has a double epidermal action.
    Reduction of fine lines efficacy:95%*
    Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles: 93%*
    *Improvement in the firmness of skin:93%*
    *Intensively moisturizes

Price: Rs.130 for 18 ml

My experience with Garnier Wrinkle Lift Anti Ageing Cream:
I have always wanted to try an anti ageing cream. Since I had seen many ladies speak about this cream, just decided to give this product a try.
Package: A red colored round bottle with a white plastic cap. The cap has to be twisted up for opening the bottle. Fingers are to be dipped to use the product.
Consistency: A thin texture if you consider it is a cream. It is not a rich cream. The consistency is similar to a lotion. If you tilt the package bottle, the cream will begin to concentrate on the tilted side.
Moisturization: It acts as a very good moisturizer making my skin smooth and well hydrated.
Color: The cream is pure white in color.
Wrinkle Lift action: I have not observed any major changing in the fine lines on my face. I have some wrinkles near my eyes, near the corner of my mouth and also under eye areas. I have used this cream continuously for 6 months. There does not seem to be a huge difference in the skin. The cream just soothes these wrinkled skins and provides good moisturization.

Final conclusion: Garnier Wrinkle Lift Anti Ageing Cream makes a good moisturizer cream. But it does not help the already present fine lines and wrinkles on the face.

Rating: 3/5

Thanks a lot for Lovely Post

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sprouted green gram salad

Sprouted green gram salad: Entry  # 7 by Chandana

 Salad is the easiest eatery that can be prepared without any fire. A good mouth watery salad increases the appetite. This post details about salad prepared from sprouted whole green gram.
Key Ingredients: Half pomegranate, half cucumber, one medium sized carrot, one cup green gram.
Method of preparation:
Sprouted green gram – Soak the green gram in water early in the morning. Leave it soaked in water for the entire day. By late in the evening you will observe that the green gram has absorbed water and is bloated in size. Drain the water completely and allow the green in a closed container overnight. Next morning you will observe sprouted green gram ready for using in the salad preparation.
Step 1 – Chop cucumber into fine pieces. Grate carrot. Open up the pomegranate seeds.
Step 2 – Add one spoon pepper powder, salt and lemon juice according to your taste.
Step 3 – Now add the sprouted green gram to the whole mixture and mix well.
Step 4 – Also add finely chopped coriander leaves.
The preparation is complete. Happy eating.

Thanks for this healthy post Chandana

Monday, October 22, 2012

Elle18 Lip Smoothie Burnt Choco Review

Elle18 Lip Smoothie Burnt Choco Review: Entry # 6 By Megha

What Elle18 claims about Elle18 Lip Smoothie:Deliciously beautiful lips in yummy fruit flavours. Smooth, glossy and super kissable.
Price: Rs.85

My verdict about Elle18 Lip Smoothie:Elle18 Lip Smoothie is a very affordable lip gloss. It is so cheap that even girls who do not earn can easily buy by not burning their parent’s pocket.
Elle18 Lip Smoothie comes in a transparent tube and a black cap. The tube has a slanted nozzle like applicator.
The Elle18 Lip Smoothie texture is just right. No stickiness is observed on the lips. But I feel my lips a little oily, and also the skin around the lips gets the oily texture. That means it bleeds to some extent.
It stays on for about 3 hours. It moisturizes my lips well.
Burnt Choco is a nice brownish nude color. Though it gives color in the hand swatch, it is colorless on the lips. It seems like a colorless shiny gloss on my lips. It gives a mint like tingling feel to the lips initially when applied. Later on the tingling sensation goes off.

Pros of Elle18 Lip Smoothie:- Tube like packaging.
- Very economically priced.
- Stays for 3 hours.
- Easily available.

Cons of Elle18 Lip Smoothie:- Burnt Choco is a colorless gloss on the lips.
- It gives oily texture to my lips.
- The oily thing bleeds to my skin around the lips.
Overall, a good product to try.

Thanks a lot Megha for this lovely product


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Jovees Kajal Review

Jovees Kajal Review:  Entry # 5 by Megha

What Jovees claims about Jovees Kajal: 

Jovees Kajal helps to keep eyes healthy, facilitates the growth of lashes and shall help to maintain and improve quality of vision. It contains Triphala, Almond oil, natural carbon and other herbal extracts.

Price: Rs.90

My verdict on Jovees Kajal:

My search for a perfect kajal is not yet over. I buy every new kajal with a hope that it does not come down to my under eye skin. I have now lost hope on all the claims that the brand does for their kajal products.
Jovees kajal is no different. Just as usual smudging every where within one hour of application. Jovees kajal comes in a twist up case like that of a lipstick. It has a transparent plastic cap.
The color of this kajal is very black and makes my eyes bright and bold once applied. 2 - 3 swipes is required to bring a deep black color.
Staying power is not very good. It smudges usually. I once applied on my upper lash line, and smudged like anything. I am not happy with this purchase. When I tried to wash with water, it does not go easily. It creates more panda like eyes.

Pros of Jovees Kajal:- Easy handling twist up case.
- Easily available across all stores.
- Very dark black color is obtained.

Cons of Jovees Kajal:- Smudges around the eyes.
- Staying power is very low.
- Cannot be easily washed.

Have a look at the claims about his product. Very funny, he he he. Would you believe that this Kajal helps in growing of lashes and improve vision? I pity such claims. 

Thanks a lot for this lovely post Megha

Monday, October 15, 2012

Important World Of Women Comeback Giveaway Updates

Hello Gals...Sorry for not posting any giveaway entries for more than a week... My little one was sick couldn't do anything...

So I am planning to extend the date till November 3rd that you lovelies can send in  more entries

Will post your entries from now on again :)

I am very very happy to announce my comeback giveaway as promised

Ok First lets talk about whats in for this give away ....:)

This is a National giveaway...(Anywhere in India - Participate )

Disclaimer :Each and every prize is purchased by me with my very own money...this is not a sponsored Give away

First winner gets

1.INGLOT Freedom Style Eyeshadow  2 nos...- choice is your... tell me the numbers :)
2.INGLOT Freedom Style Lipstick 1 nos - Choice is your ---you give me the number :)

Second Winner Gets 

1. Kryolan Eyeliner in Green or Brown - choice is yours again
2. Inglot Freedom Style Lipstick 1 - Choice is yours give the number :)

Additional Prize 

And for Those lovely cooking/baking enthusiasts you will be getting fluted Tart tin and also one surprise gift :)

Ok here comes the rules part -

 Giveaway entries last date - Till November 3rd Midnight
Mandatory Rules:
1. Follow this blog with GFC - 1 point - Click Join the Site button

2.Like the facebook page of this blog - 1 point
Link -

3. Write  posts for this blog ..This can be product review/ recipes/looks / tutorials anything related to beauty , fashion, baking/cooking, health
each post should have  3 photos minimum(no copied pics) with a good write up( No need essays) - crisp & to the point
 Each post - 7 points

Send the articles to

Write as many post/ article you want to but no copied post/photos
you will be disqualified :P (I am very strict :D)

more number of posts ..closer your to the prize :)

4. In the Comment Section :
    Enter your GFC name , contact email id 

For the Additional prize :Rules

You have to follow the above Rules no 1 & 2 as well as send in minimum 2 recipes post/article with 3 photos

Each post counts for 7 points
Send the articles to

No copying of photos from other blogs...
For more points:

Add this giveaway info in your blog side bar and leave the link along with your GFC name and Contact email id  - 5 points

Do a blog post about this giveaway and leave the link along with your GFC name and contact email id - 7 points

Winner selection

Its purely based on number of articles/posts you write and your total points :)

So what are you girls waiting for ...Enter the giveaway

All the best :)


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Elle 18 Eyeliner in Black Out Review

Elle18 Eyeliner Black Review Entry # 4 by - Megha

 What Elle18 claims about Elle18 Eyeliner Black:
Jet black and water-resistant eyeliner enriched with rose water to keep your eyes cool.

Price: Rs.65

My verdict on Elle18 Eyeliner Black:

Elle18 eyeliner is the cheapest eyeliner I have found so far. This is my first eyeliner when I got attracted towards liquid eyeliner. The cheapest and good in its quality.

The Elle18 Eyeliner comes in a globe like glass bottle with plastic twist cap. The cap has a brush applicator. The brush has very little and fine hair bristles that help in drawing a thin line on the upper lash line.

The eyeliner consistency is not too thick or too thin. It gives a good black colored line.
The staying power of Elle18 Eyeliner is not very good. I apply in the morning everyday and by evening it is not as it was when I applied. It breaks in between. Also it is not water resistant. It gets washed easily.

For a product that is available for just Rs.65, too many things should not be expected.

Pros of Elle18 Eyeliner Black:

- Good packaging bottle.
- Very thin hair bristles in the applicator.
- Very cheap in price.
- Good quality for the price it is available at.

Cons of Elle18 Eyeliner Black:

- Not water resistant eyeliner.
- Does not stay very long.
- The line breaks in between after some time

A good budget product that all girls can give a try.
Rating: 3.5/5

Thanks a lot for this entry Megha :)


Friday, October 5, 2012 - An Online Shopping Experience

Shopping scenario has changed a lot..... The convenience of shopping right from home is the most happening thing...
Don't we all agree ...Also spending money can't get easier  :P

But the Pleasure of Shopping is something we can't get enough of :)

"When I shop the World Gets Better" - A shopaholic ...Betty :)

I can relate to that...I think most of us would 

With the ease shopping at your fingertips..the Online shopping sites offer that pleasure as well as ease...

One Such shopping site is

Once I placed my Order I received my package within 3days ...Which is quite good  :)
All neatly packed in Bubble cover  and Respective Seal Packs :)

I shopped for Cushion Covers and a Wallet :)

Cushion Covers Because  the old set  has faded out....

I got 5pcs for Rs. 649  

Also I wanted a Wallet with Bow  &  Polka Dots:)
So got this Miss Bennett Wallet In Coral Red with bow and Polka dots :)


Ok now Photo Time

Neatly Packed

Cutie Wallet :)

My experience with

It was very very good.
Prompt delivery
perfect packaging
wide variety of goodies to choose
Nice discounts
perfect return policy

Seriously No Bad Points at all ...I am going to shop again soon :)

What are you waiting for... Happy Shopping with


Disclaimer : I was provided with a gift voucher but that hasn't affected my honest review :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel Off Mask Review

Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel-Off Mask Review - Entry # 6 By Chandana




What Himalaya Claims about Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel-Off Mask:


Almond & Cucumber Peel-off Mask unclogs pores and peels away blemishes to reveal healthy, glowing skin. Almond nourishes, soothes and softens your skin. Cucumber tones your facial skin and provides a cooling effect. Pineapple removes impurities and dead skin cells and firms up the skin. Indian Gooseberry has cleansing and antioxidant properties. ? Indications, cleaning and unclogging pores in all skin types.


- Cucumber (Cucumis sativus, Trapusha).

- Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis, Amalaki).

- Almond (Prunus amygdalus, Vatada).


Apply evenly over cleansed face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes. Allow the mask to dry for 10-15 minutes. Gently remove the peel from the side of the face. For best results, use once or twice a week. Do not apply on broken or inflamed skin. Follow with Himalaya Face Moisturizing Lotion.

Price and Quantity:

Rs.60 for 50 g.



My experience with Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel-Off Mask:

Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel-Off Mask is yet another product that comes in the standard Himalaya package, a white tube and a green flip cap. The product as a whole is not very appealing.

The consistency is thick and sticky. It makes it very bothersome to spread across the face. And smells terrible. Almond and cucumber are actually not bad to smell, but this Almond and Cucumber Peel-off mask is stinky. And it takes almost an hour to dry. Peeling is easy once it dries completely. But if it gets stuck to the hair, then that is another big mess. I do not find any difference in my skin after peeling.

Overall, not a worthy product to try due to the smell and sticky mess it gives.


 Pros of Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel-Off Mask:

-          Easy to peal.

-          Easily available product.

-          Budget purchase.

-          Travel friendly package.

 Cons of Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel-Off Mask:

-          Very bad smell.

-          Very sticky.

-          Creates lots of mess while applying.

-          Takes a long time to dry.

 Rating: 2/5

 Thanks Chandana for this lovely entry:)