20 Nov 2014

Skin Factory 7 Seconds Morning Sheet -

As much as I love my pampering skincare routine (detailed post here), there are times in the morning when I have too much to do and no time to apply one product, wait a few seconds, apply another....you get the picture. It's at times like these that I wish there was one do-it-all product that would make my task simpler. When I heard saw the Skin Factory 7 Seconds Morning Sheet on Wishtrend. Combining a toner + lotion + essence in one little cotton pad, this product claimed to make things easier for multi-tasking moms and girls on the go....

Skin Factory 7 Seconds Morning Sheet from Wishtrend - review
With the outer plastic covering

Skin Factory 7 Seconds Morning Sheet from Wishtrend - review
without the outer plastic covering
You can see the condensation on the box because it is supposed to be kept refrigerated. As soon as I received the courier, I opened the parcel and put this box in the fridge. I really do want one of those cute Korean mini refrigerators for skincare products...

18 Nov 2014

L'Oréal Nude Magique in 320 Natural Beige - The "Your Skin But Better" Foundation

I prefer foundations that give a light to medium coverage and that let the skin (and some of it's flaws) show through. Some of my favourite foundations have been ones with light coverage, like the Lancome Teint Miracle (reviewed here) and the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (reviewed here). So, of course, when L'Oreal launched the Nude Magique, I was really eager to try it out, especially after I read about it's "airy, lighter-than-water" texture. Read on to know my take on the Nude Magique

L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Foundation in 320 Natural Beige - review and swatch

"Nude Magic is a light-weight daily use foundation that gives your skin that perfect nude glamorous finish with a magic, feathery texture. It leaves your skin even and perfectly radiant with zero imperfections.Nude Magic is a light-weight daily use foundation that gives your skin that perfect nude glamorous finish with a magic, feathery texture. It leaves your skin even and perfectly radiant with zero imperfections."

16 Nov 2014

Memebox Superbox #84 Skinfood - Unboxing and Contents

I really love the Memeboxes and thanks to them, I have not only discovered some wonderful Korean products, but they have also helped me in getting my skin in great shape. I eagerly wait for the arrival of each box but because of standard shipping, I end up knowing the contents before the box reaches me. Which isn't usually such a bad thing. But in the case of this box, knowing the contents actually made me want to cancel the box, which obviously, I couldn't since it had already shipped. Read on to know why Memebox Superbox #84 Skinfood turned out to be the most meh box for me....

Memebox Superbox #84 Skinfood

As you can see from this picture (and the others that will come below), I wasn't even enthused enough to take pretty pictures of this box and it's products like I usually do with the other boxes! I had to force myself to take these insipid photos because the products just didn't excite me. Anyway, here are the products:

14 Nov 2014

Toteteca Bag Works - Customise and Personalise Your Handbags!

Each holiday I go for, I get weighed down by my handbag which contains not only all my essential stuff, but also both the iPads, the PSP, the camera, hubby's and my sunglasses etc. Though both the boys have their own little bags in which they keep their books, wipes, mini cars etc, I wouldn't give them the responsibility of the iPads. As a result, my handbag weighs a ton and makes my cervical spondilosys worse. I've been hunting for a chic backpack since quite a while but the ones I saw were either too masculine or then too girly with floral prints etc. There was absolutely nothing that was subtle and chic yet feminine. 

Till I stumbled upon Toteteca Bag Works, a handbag lover's dream site which has loads of designs in handbags and clutches, each of which can be customised in terms of colours and trimmings and personalised with your initials!!! One of the designs there was the Razer Backpack which was just what I was looking for......

About Toteteca:

Toteteca is a combination of two words, tote and teca. Tote is a type of handbag and teca literally means library in Latin. 

Our goal is to create a " bag library " of sorts where people can select bags in any color and combination to create a bag that is truly unique.

We do not use real leather of any kind. High quality "faux leather" mimics the look, feel and durability of real leather without harming any animals. We don't use Rexene or other poor synthetics that chip or peel. We feel it is our duty to encourage positive alternatives that sidestep animal cruelty. We also try to maintain the smallest possible carbon footprint. We source all our high quality materials locally. Maintaining a low waste, centralized manufacturing method is very important for a company looking to the future.

Toteteca customised bags Indian Shringar

12 Nov 2014

Cleansing Oils Face Off - Clarins vs Klairs

I have been using the Clarins Total Cleansing Oil since a year and a half now. Then, when I came across a cleansing oil from Klairs, a Korean brand, I was super excited since my skincare routine these days consists largely of Korean products. I wanted to review it for you but then I thought of comparing both of these in a Face Off post. It has anyway been absolutely ages since I did a Face Off post, so here we go.......

Cleansing Oil Face Off featuring Clarins Total Cleansing Oil and Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil


The Clarins Total Cleansing Oil comes from CLARINS, the huge French beauty house, started in 1954,  that has presence in almost every country around the world! In comparison, KLAIRS, is  a recently new brand from Korea which is soon becoming everyone's favourite country for gentle and effective skincare products. 

Clarins is known for it's plant based products which combine scientific technologies with natural plant extracts. Klairs doesn't divide ingredients into chemical and natural. Instead, they focus on the effect the ingredient has on the skin and uses only those ingredients that are safe and qualified for even sensitive skin.