The year 2013 has been all about dry shampoos with new launches every now and then and the latest entrant is the L’oreal Professionnel Techni Art Fresh Dust Dry Shampoo.


If you are unaware what a Dry Shampoo is, then for starters, dry shampoo is a quick, water-free way to freshen your hair when you don't have the time to wash your hair. You can wait for them to air dry or blow-dry them and finally style them.

L’oreal has a wide range of hair styling products and they have not disappointed us yet. This dry shampoo refreshes and revives hair in an instant. It’s a quick fix between washes.
But remember, this does not substitute your usual hair wash. So don’t skip your hair wash and use the dry shampoo every other day. Dry shampoos can be used to delay your regular wash by just a day or two.

Priced at Rs. 950/- and available only at L’oreal Professionnel Salons. This is definitely on my want list and can’t wait to try it. 

Review is up. Check it out HERE

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It is that time of the year and you can get away with sparkles, glitter and all things snazzy and jazzy… Yes it’s December; Christmas, New Year and party time!! And glitter and sparkles make everything better.
I am personally not a huge fan of glitter when it comes to nail polish only because they are really hard to get off. But, with the festive season I really love painting my nails in all the sparkly and glittery fanfare. Here’s my version of easy and simple festive nails with Maybelline Colour Show & L’oreal Color Riche Le Vernis.



I loved the L’oreal Color Riche Le Vernis Limited edition glitter in the colour Copper Cuff when I first saw it and then after application it looked all sparkly and pretty, the problem came when it was time to remove the nail polish and it indeed was a harrowing task. Nevertheless it is a fabulous nail polish and perfect for the festive season.
Copper Cuff as the name suggests is a copper colour and has tiny gold & copper glitter particles as well as quite large hexagonal glitter particles. It’s these hexagonal glitter particles which are a bit stubborn to remove. You can apply the L’oreal Color Riche in Copper Cuff as one coat for a sheer look or build it up as much as you want for a full glitter sparkly effect.

For this festive look I started off by applying the Maybelline Colorshow in the colour Keep-up-the-Flame which is a bright tomato red as the base and then topped it with a sparkly coat of L’oreal Color Riche in Copper Cuff which is a coppery glitter sheer polish. Maybelline Colorshow Keep-up-the-Flame has a beautiful consistency it applies like a dream and, with two coats you have pretty plump looking tomato red nails. I did not apply a top coat but you can finish it off with Maybelline Colorshow Crystal Clear a clear top coat.


Moving on with the glitter brigade here’s yet another simple version if you don’t like sparkle and glitter on all your nails.
Products used are; Maybelline Colorshow Crazy Berry and L’oreal Color Riche Riviere Amethyst.  


I have started by applying Maybelline Colorshow in Crazy berry which is a deep purple, beery-ish colour as a base and then on the ring finger applied two coats of L’oreal Color Riche Riviere Amethyst which is a black & copper glittery shade. This does not have heavy glitter particles like copper cuff and is much easier to remove. Finish it off by applying the Crystal clear top coat and you have glittery glossy nails. This is a very winter-y shade and the glitter just adds a hint of festivity without overdoing it. 


Maybelline Colorshow nail polishes do not disappoint. They are beautifully formulated, give a much defined look to your nails and also don’t easily chip off. They have a variety of colours to choose from to help you make your own versions of festive nails and funky creative nail art. 
So, what’s your version of festive nails?

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With winters just around the corner, it is time for us to change our skin care routine and take that extra special care of our skin. Winter can particularly be the most difficult and trying time for the skin as it starts to feel dry, cracked and irritated. 


Read on to find out some simple tips which you can incorporate in your everyday routine for flawless and healthy skin this winter.



1. Drinking plenty of Water
Since it's not hot and humid anymore it can be very easy to forget to drink water at regular intervals. Hydrating your skin from within by drinking lots of water is crucial during winters. Always carry a bottle of water while travelling. Herbal tea is also a good alternative when it gets really cold. Drinking at least 9 to 13 glasses of water every day will give you healthy and glowing skin all year round.

2. Exfoliate
Exfoliating your skin is a great way to get rid of all the dead cells which tend to be dry and coarse. It also allows the moisturizer to penetrate the skin better. Just make sure you don’t exfoliate more than twice a week and switch to gentle exfoliators which soothe your skin while retaining the natural moisture.

3. Moisturize
Most people find it difficult to switch their skin care routine from summer to winter. You need to cut off your harsh face scrubs and toners during winters because it dries out your skin even more. If you moisturize once a day during summers then moisturize twice a day during winters. Applying a hydrating Night cream will also help in rejuvenating your skin while you sleep.



4. Don’t Skip that Sunscreen
Don’t say goodbye to your sunscreen just yet ! Sun protection is probably the last thing on your mind during winters, but the sun’s rays can damage your skin even on cloudy days. Always apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or more every day or you could use a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and apply it again every 2 hours if you are planning to stay out for a longer time. Another easy alternative especially if you do not like to apply layers of product on your face is to mix your sunscreen with foundation to given an even finish to your face.

5. Use Lip balms with SPF
Don’t neglect your lips. Since lips do not have any natural oils they are prone to drying and chapping during winters. Use a lip scrub to exfoliate your lips to remove the dead cells from time to time. Sun exposure can make chapped lips even worse; apply plenty of lip balm with a sunscreen of SPF 15 or more in it. Avoid licking your lips too often as they lead to dry and bleeding lips. Always carry a lip balm while travelling and apply it as and when you feel your lips are beginning to dry. If you apply lipstick regularly then choose a moisturising lipstick to keep your lips from cracking.

Well, I hope this post has been helpful and hope all of you out there take great care of your skin this holiday season. Happy Holidays..!! 



5 SKIN CARE TIPS FOR WINTER

We are always wondering how to keep our nails fabulous, healthy and strong well here is a product that will keep your nails really happy…!!
Know your nails with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails.

I have had a major issue with chipping nails; my nail polish would chip off very fast, nails looked thin, lifeless and dull all in all a total embarrassment. So finally I decided that it was high time I invested in a nail care product and came across the “Sally Hansen Hard as Nails – The Original Nail Clinic in a bottle” and voila I have never looked back since.



The Sally Hansen Hard as Nails is a nail hardener, a clear liquid which you apply as a base coat before you apply your polish or, you can use it as it is. It prevents your nails from chipping, splitting and cracking and gives your nails a hard, smooth chip-resistant surface and helps strengthens your nails.



I have been using this product for over three months now and I am in love with this product. There is a visible change in my nails, they no longer chip or split they are strong and healthy and have a shine to them too which make me really happy. I use it as a base coat before applying my polish and on no polish days I simply apply it as it is.


A great product and a must try for the much needed TLC for chipped and lifeless nails.

Priced at Rs. 475/- for 13.3 ml which may be a bit expensive for some but I feel it's an investment and definitely worth the money.


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