22 Jul 2014

Clinique Cream Shaper For Eyes in Black Diamond - Review and Swatch

Black Diamond.  The words evoke images of muted black precious stones that shimmer and sparkle softly. Not flashy,  not in-your-face bling, just subtle elegance (depending on the design of course). I guess that's exactly why Clinique must have named is Cream Shaper For Eyes in the shade black as Black Diamond. 

Clinique Cream Shaper For Eyes in Black Diamond

My first Clinique Cream Shaper For Eyes in Black Diamond was from a Marionnaud on  Bahnofstrasse in Zurich in 2009. It was the only shimmer/glitter liner I had seen which didn't have very obvious chunky glitter and that's why I bought it. Even though we soon had a Clinique store in Bombay, the Cream Shapers weren't available there. So, after that, I either repurchased it while travelling or asked mom to get it for me whenever she went to USA.

19 Jul 2014

Memebox Special #6 Whole Grain Unboxing And Review

I had ordered the Memebox Whole Grain + Milk Bundle and it was despatched on schedule on the 4th of July. It reached Mumbai Customs on the 7th July and then, well you know how the bureaucracy works.... Anyway, finally, after 10 days of keeping the boxes with them and pilfering through them, the Customs department delivered the boxes to me...with a hefty customs duty of 41.492%, Rs. 930!!! I'm so furious right now. I haven't heard of this much customs duty on cosmetics/skincare products. If any of you can help me out on what I should do about this, I'd be very grateful.

Getting back to the boxes, I had a really busy hectic day and though the boxes arrived last afternoon, I could peacefully go through them and look at each product only at night by which time I was exhausted. Today also, the whole day went in the kids' movie and play dates and it was already twilight by the time I could take the pictures. So, here's the Memebox Special #6, Whole Grain....

Memebox Special #6 Whole Grain

Isn't it absolutely packed with stuff? And most of it full sized. Here's a look at the contents of the box:

* Grinif Nature Oatmeal Scrub Bar 130gm ($9) - Full size product
* Herbclinic Rice Bran Powder 80g ($8) - Full size product
* Purebess Galactomyces 100% 50ml ($15) - Full size product
* Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream 50ml ($20) - Full size product
* Purederm Anti-Stress Heat Therapy Mask Oatmeal 150ml ($12) - Full size product
* Purederm Rice Bran Collagen Mask 18mlx2 ($5) - Full size product
* Purederm Daily Moisturising Hand Mask Oatmeal 1pair ($7) - Full size product
* Purederm Invigorating Foot Scrub Walnut 25ml ($4) - Full size product.

16 Jul 2014

SN-T Plant Stem Cell Goddess Cream - My HG Moisturiser

In May, I received my first and (till the postal department delivers my other boxes) only Memebox till date. That was the Memebox from Nature and it contained some really wonderful stuff, one of which was the Swanicoco Snail Gommage Peeling, a super gentle exfoliant. Another great product was the SN-T Plant Stem Cell Goddess Cream which I have been using since the 25th of May, morning as well as night. (SN stands for Science + Nature). Here's my review....

SN-T Plant Stem Cell Cream from Memebox from Nature

SN-T Plant Stem Cell Cream from Memebox from Nature

15 Jul 2014

What Femina's #MyBodyMyRules Means To Me

Last week, Femina launched their new tagline "Be Unstoppable" with a fabulous new cover featuring Huma Qureshi. Seeking to break stereotypes and encouraging women to "Be Unstoppable", Femina also came up with the campaign "My Body, My Rules"..

Femina Be Unstoppable Huma Qureshi

Femina Be Unstoppable Achievers

I really liked the cover and the fact that they featured other women achievers, some of whom are differently abled. Yes, there are those who say that the cover isn't totally original and has been inspired by a photoshoot done by model-actress Denise Bidot, but I'd rather not get into that. What I'd like to discuss with you is, what does #MyBodyMyRules mean to you...

11 Jul 2014

Creamy And Hydrating, The Nature's Co. Coconut Creme Body Wash Is A Pleasant Surprise

While I love the taste of fresh coconuts, I don't like the taste of coconut milk (so I'm not too fond of Khao Suey and Thai Green Curry) and neither do I like coconut fragranced bath/body/skincare products. So, when I received the sample of The Nature's Co. Coconut Creme Body Wash, I simply tossed it into one corner and forgot all about it. For some strange reason, I decided to try it one hot,  sweaty summer evening and I was in for a surprise....

The Nature's Co. Coconut Creme Body Wash

"Give your body a rich and luscious bath treat with our Coconut Creme Body Wash. It's moisturising properties works wonders on dry and flaky skin making it smooth and silky along with it's antiseptic and skin lightening properties giving you clean and healthy skin. The creamy body wash lathers up in the bath or shower."