PR Info: Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence

As we welcome the Festive and Wedding season, one wants the perfect skincare product that will help get rid of the unwanted pigmentation and dullness.  Skin looks radiant and glowy only when treated from within. Vichy Bi-WHITE Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence is just the perfect option one should opt for.

Skin whitening expertise has only focused on the outermost layer of the skin –the epidermis- for the longest time, but recent findings have now clarified that fibroblasts altered by the sun and ageing induce overproduction of melanin which is deep seated into the dermis. This overload of melanin causes pigmentary ageing, severe dark spots and dull skin. To combat this problem, VICHY Laboratoires offers the revolutionary Bi-WHITE Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence that targets the deeper roots of melanin and inductive melanin agents such as inflammatory mediators yield by UVs, pollution and stress to control pigmentation.

The Vichy Bi-WHITE Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence is a skin lightening breakthrough with its CERAMIDE WHITE™ + LHA to act in every single layer of the epidermis and DRM-WHITETM Technology to target the dermis. Optimally concentrated Ceramide White™ de-pigment cells in every single layer of the epidermis by acting at the root of melanin production.

Vichy Bi-WHITE Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence has proven guaranteed efficacy on the following problem areas:
·                     Dark spots
·                     Dullness
·                     Yellowish skin tone
·                     Irregular skin texture
 The essence shows a drastic improvement in the skin’s overall appearance by acting on dark spots, dull skin and skin’s quality. The product has clinically proven correction of dark spots, it is free of parabens and is proven suitable for Asian sensitive skin and is enriched with the Vichy Thermal Spa Water. Bi-WHITE Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence is Hypoallergenic therefore it does not cause breakouts.
100% women confirmed that regular use of Bi-WHITE Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence gives:
·                     Visible whitening effect
·                     More even complexion
·                     More radiant skin tone
·                     Reduction of skin dullness

No one goes deeper than Vichy’s Bi-WHITE Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence to unveil flawless luminosity of the skin from within!
Glow through the festive season this year with pigmentation-free skin and make heads turn!

PRICE: Rs 1990

·                     At select pharmacies in all major cities.
·                     Orders can also be placed online (No delivery charges). 
·                     To place orders or to locate the nearest Vichy store log on to:

Discover Vichy Laboratories:

The No. 1 Dermocosmetic brand in Europe.
Vichy Laboratoires provides DERMOCOSMETIC products available only in select pharmacies worldwide. VICHY products offer unique hypoallergenic formulations combining the exceptional properties of the VICHY Thermal Spa Water with active ingredients and innovative technologies stemming from the latest breakthroughs of dermatological research. No.1 in European pharmacies, VICHY Laboratoires was launched in India in the year 2002 and is the pioneer of the Dermocosmetic category.

PR Info: Get on the Pulse of style with the latest innovation by MATRIX

You hairstyle change adds a lot to your look and this festive season to help you look your best, Matrix offers the New Design Movement. MATRIX, the fastest growing professional brand from the L’Oreal Professional Product division, has launched Design Pulse, the new styling range to up your oomph factor with long lasting hairstyles with minimal effort this season. It is a product range that pairs hi-adrenaline hair styles with hi-performance products to stir things up. 

Now you style your hair by pulling on the latest hairstyles while you use this latest innovation in hair styling. Whether it is a party, a wedding or even your favourite festival, your hair is now guaranteed to make you look stunning with Matrix Design Pulse. With six different products under the range, there is something in store for all types of hair.

When the right mix comes together, all style breaks loose!

The following range includes a mix of in-salon and retail products:

Rock N’ Hold – Maximum Hold Gel (Retail Product) – Rs.425 for 150ml

Product Benefit:
·         Structured Look
·         Long Lasting
·         No residue or flaking
·         Brushes or washes out easily

·         Very strong (maximum)

Hair Type:
·         Short hair – Unisex Product

·         Work through the hair with hands for all over hold, or with fingers to define locks

Beach Clay – Strong Destructing Mud (Retail Product) – Rs.425 for 50ml

Product Benefit:
·         Windswept texture
·         Piecy definition, with a cool matte, beach finish
·         Innovative creamy clay texture spreads easily
·         Reworkable, long lasting hold
·         Tropical Coconut fragrance

Hold Level:
·         Strong

Hair Type:
·         All hair type – Fine, Med, Coarse – Unisex Product

·         Rub through fingers and work through dry hair for a Matte finish, or towel dried hair for a semi-matte result

Iron in – Thermal Styling Mist (Retail Product) – Rs.500 for 250ml

Product Benefit:
·         Protects hair from heat styling up to 204 degrees Celsius
·         Light Shine finish
·         Lightweight, lasting hold

Hold Level:
·         Light

Hair Type:
·         All hair type

·         Apply to hair and heat style for frizz-fighting and a smooth, shiny finish       

Thermo Glide – Express Blowout crème (Retail Product) – Rs.425 for 150ml

Product Benefit:
·         Quickens drying time
·         Leaves a silky smooth finish.
·         Helps protect from high temperature heat styling tools
·         Fresh Floral fragrance

Hold Level:
·         Light
Hair Type:
·         All hair types – Fine, Medium, Coarse – Unisex Product                        
·         Apply to clean, damp hair before using blow dryer or flat/curling iron

Hard Lock – Extra Strong Hold Hairspray (In Salon) – Rs.550 for 400ml

Product Benefit:
·         Fine mist, translucent liquid
·         Provides extra strong hold
·         Dries in a flash so your style stays in place

Hold Level:
·         Very strong

Hair Type:
·         All hair types – Fine, Med, Coarse -  Unisex Product                           
·         Apply as a finishing spray to dry hair. Spray at the roots to boost volume and lift

Go Big – Extra Strong Hold Mousse (In Salon) – Rs.450 for 250ml

Product Benefit:
·         Creates lasting volume, body & shine
·         Added hold
·         Not stiff or sticky

Hold Level:
·         Very Strong

Hair Type:
·         All hair types & lengths – Fine, Med, Coarse - Unisex Product

·         Apply to clean, towel-dried hair. Hold can upside-down and dispense into palms of hands. Work through hair and style with comb or fingers

The bold packaging is fun, daring and contemporary wherein the gothic treatment of the “D” logo gives it its unisex, edgy appeal. The entire range being innovative, youthful and modern is perfect for today’s trend conscious generation.  

Matrix, part of L’Oreal’s Professional Products Division, is the No. 1 professional hair color and haircare company in the US reaching out to over 265,000 salons across the globe. Matrix was founded in 1980 by Arnie Miller, an American hairdresser, with a vision to revolutionalize the salon industry and empower the hairdresser to Dream, Dare and Succeed.
In India Matrix is the most widely distributed professional hair brand – partnering over 21000 salons and education over 45000 hairdressers. It offers an extensive portfolio of innovative, high quality products to cover every salon need across all categories – haircare, haircolor, styling and texture. All formulae feature advanced smart technology to deliver expert professional results and simplified solutions.
The Matrix product portfolio in India includes and Wonder.Brown haircolor ranges. These wide ranges of hair color include special hi-lift shades for naturally dark Indian hair. The Biolage hair care range offers professional, in-salon hair treatments as well as home-use products. All Biolage products are developed with natural ingredients and the latest technology. Opti.Straight and Opti.Smooth hair straightening ranges provide two services - a quick, accessible straightening and a premium, luxury re-bonding service. Matrix also has a smart range of styling products Vavoom.
The Matrix Range of products is distributed exclusively through Matrix Salons across India.

Winner: L’Oréal Paris Casting Crème Gloss

First of all I would like to thank L'Oreal for sponsoring this giveaway and to my readers who entered. 

I validated all the entries, and got 27 26 valid entries! :) And so the lucky winner to win a L’Oréal Paris Casting Crème Gloss is:

  Farzana Sadia  
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Congratulations to Shruti. I will be emailing you shortly hereafter, and would require you to respond to it within next 24 hours, else I would have to pick another winner.  

Others don't be disheartened, as there would be many more giveaways coming up soon! :) 

Sunday Peek: Get Beautilicious

Hey guys! A belated Happy Eid-al-Adha to you all and also a happy weekend as Halloween is around the corner. To start this awesome Sunday, let's welcome a new member in the beauty blogosphere, Anupama Eyyunni from Get Beautilicious

Let's hear what she has to say,

My name is Anupama Eyyunni and I belong to Hyderabad.

I did my schooling from Jamshedpur and I did my graduation from Bhubaneswar. 

I am a Software engineer and a budding makeup geek. 

I am a simple person who likes cooking and stitching and keeping everyone around me satisfied and content. 

My love for blogging started seeing all the fellow bloggers and reading their reviews and tutorials. My all-time inspiration is Mrs. Rati, Miss Ankita Chaturvedi and Miss Jinal Patel ( OMG I am not in the list :P ...kidding :P ).

In my blog, you will find product reviews, tutorials and latest makeup trends making everyone comfortable in deciding the products related to their likings. "

Guys you know the deal. Go and check her blog out and share some love. She definitely is a hard working blogger.

Do you want to get featured on B.B.B too? Then send me your entry. Click here for more details.   

Maybelline Baby Lips Care Range Lip Balm - Anti Oxidant Berry Review

Hey ya beauties! This is just short review for the Maybelline Baby Lips Care Range Lip Balm in Anti Oxidant Berry. As I have already reviewed the Maybelline Baby Lips Color Range Lip Balm in shade Pink Lolita, so I am just going to highlight the differences for this one.

PRICE: Rs.125





No more basic lip balm
  • Visibly renewed lips and 8-hr hydration
  • The secret: Exclusive lip renew formula with SPF 20
  • Protects and moisturizes lips for a full 8 hours
  • After 4 weeks, lips are visibly renewed and reborn

MY EXPERIENCE: Maybelline Baby Lips Care Range Lip Balm are the non tinted version of the Baby Lips range, and comes in two varieties, i.e. Anti Oxidant Berry and Mango Pie. Like the Color care range, it comes in a retractable tube, and it has got a little tangy smell/taste, applies smooth, makes lips soft and supple and keeps them hydrated for 2-3 hours, so obviously the 8 hour claim is a bit exaggerated. 

It contains SPF 20, while the color range has SPF 16, and the quantity of this one is lesser. It leaves a slight glossy sheen, so those who don't like to put color on their lips, this can be a great option. It also works great as a base for lipsticks. The care range is also, more moisturising than the color range. 

So these were the main differences. You can read the full review for Maybelline Baby Lips here.

RATINGS:  4.25 out of 5

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

My Durga Puja: Pandals, Decor, and Me :)

Hey beauties! As promised here is a sneak peak on what I wore and where I went and what did I see these three amazing days. 

I went for more or less casual looks, as I had planned to go pandal hopping all the three days. And the streets being so crowded, I kept my look simple so that it doesn't melt off in the heat. Anywho, won't speak much here, as the post is going to be picture heavy.

What I wore: OOTDs, FOTDs, EOTDs, NOTD (Kindly excuse the tired eyes and half- melted off EOTDs :P )

Saptami Look

Astami Look

Nabami Look

Blue blingy NOTD (since I got everything in blue :P )

What I saw: Some of the Pandals and decor... :) (You can click on the picture and zoom in (press Ctrl + ) and zoom out (press Ctrl - )  to see the decor details).

FD Block, Salt Lake

Jodhpur Park
BE Block, Salt Lake

Deshopriyo Park

Tridhara Sammilani
Ballygaunge Cultural

Wishing you all Subho Bijoya and a Happy Dussehra. May Goddess Durga bless you all. :)

P.S. This Durga Puja was also a good opportunity to test out some products, so expect a volley of reviews in the coming days! ;)

Sunday Peek: Colors Of My Life

Hey ya beauties! Durga Puja has started in all its glory. The dhaakis wake us up in the morning, along with all the chants coming through the loudspeakers. Yay its Saptami (the seventh day)! And before I go pandal hopping and gorging on what-I-should-not-eat, let me introduce a beautiful lady out here who is also a newbie blogger, Aparajita from Colors of My Life. Yep I am reviving the Sunday Peek series with Aparajita. 

Here is what she has to say,

"Hi Everybody, My name is Aparajita, I am 23 year old bong from Delhi. I am Research Analyst by day and a blogger at night since the past three months. 

Colors have always been a big part of my life and thus I love to live my life in all its shade. I love experimenting and trying everything that life has to can definitely call me "Jill"of all trades...:) My blog Colors of My Life is about anything and everything that adds colors to my life- be it fashion, food, books, movies, shopping....and the list goes on. Even though I started my blog very very randomly and on an impulse,I have completely fallen in love with it.I am still learning new things about it everyday and would love to get your advice, suggestions and support. 
Hope to see you guys at my blog soon :) " 

You are doing a great job Aparajita. And you guys don't forget to check out her cute blog, Colors of My Life and share some love there.

Do you want to get featured on B.B.B too? Then send me your entry. Click here for more details.    

Durga Puja Haul: Apparels and Shoes

As promised, I am going to show you my haul for this Durga Puja. I have got Apparels and Shoes mainly. No makeup!!!!!  :P Won't talk much as the post is going to be picture heavy! 

Oh and I just realized, almost every apparel I bought is either blue in color or has a touch of blue :(. I don't know what I was thinking while shopping! Guess I am going to have a very "blue"ish Durga Puja this year. :P

    Jeans from Moustache (M Brand)

    Jeans from Moustache (M Brand). I wanted a neon bright blue jeans but all other places I tried had cotton pants and not jeans. Finally got it in Moustache!

Top from Shopper's Stop

Top from Shopper's Stop

Also got two formal shirts from Shopper's Stop (To pair with the formal trousers I bought here)

Kurti from Fabindia; Leggings from local store

Silk Saree..Again blue :(

Bellies from Bata

Formal pumps thrifted. (Its so comfy)

Hope you guys liked my haul. I plan to post some pics for the coming days to give you all a feel of Pujo as I go pandal hopping. Let's see if I can work something out. Wish you all a very Happy Durga Puja! :D

P.S. Don't forget to check out my ongoing L'oreal giveaway!
If you still haven't entered then enter now! Ends in 7 days!

Untruly Yours

When yours truly (that's ME :P) got an email from a debutante author Smita Shetty, to review her book Untruly Yours, I had to say yes, as the name and the story synopsis caught my attention. It is a desi Chick-lit, filled with humor and romance, depicting the thought processes of real life characters of this generation. 

To give you a glimpse into the storyline,

To some Natasha Iyer has it all - Living the life of an affluent NRI, wife of a prominent Psychologist and mother to a cheeky 11 year old. However, behind closed doors, cracks are beginning to appear in her seemingly comfortable relationship with her professionally consumed husband, Rakesh. Although Rakesh seems content with his alpha neatness-fetish-melodramatic wife and bright son; Natasha yearns for romance, passion and excitement. Ironically, the Psychologist husband fails to read between the lines and Natasha is left to her own devices to deal with her unresolved emotions.

An unexpected call from India takes her through a journey of self-discovery with her devastatingly handsome work colleague, Steve. She uncovers in some aspects urban India has changed considerably but equally, deep-rooted social issues still prevail in the so called modern, educated, changing society. A chance encounter with her 'blast from the past' - Veer, adds to the emotional rollercoaster ride. Her one-man-woman status of many years has failed to equip her with vital tools to deal with the unanticipated surge of attention from Steve and Veer. As she attempts to master the finer points of courtship, flirtation and seduction; her life spirals out of control. Natasha is compelled to make tough decisions about her love, friendship, marriage and parenthood.  

About the Author
Smita Shetty
has been in the creative field for over seven years. In her spare time she enjoys involving herself in community work. She offers her creative support to Gujarat Hindu Society and has taken up several designing projects for a County Councils employee network group. Untruly yours is her first novel. Smita is originally from Mumbai, India and currently lives with her family in the United Kingdom.

Untruly Yours is a '140ish' pages fast paced story centered around the present life of the protagonist "Nuts" Natasha. The story flips from present to flashbacks and back to present, with every scene described to every minute details. The book portrays the mindset of the new generation of the modernised India in a humorous way. At some points, I do find that the story is rushed, without a proper end to some of the chapters and Natasha getting condescending, rather than being sarcastic, which gets hard to digest at certain points. Nonetheless, it is a nice juicy-gossipy read, to take your mind off your own issues. Oh and I forgot to mention, "Nuts" is a bong too ;). To know whom she chose to be with, you got to grab a copy of Untruly Yours. Looking forward to some more interesting reads from Smita. :) 

**Book sent by author for review purpose, opinions are my own! Read my disclaimer.

Maybelline Baby Lips Color Range Lip Balm - Shade Pink Lolita Review

Hello lovely ladies! :) Maybelline has recently launched the Baby Lips lip balms in India, which has been a cult favourite of international beauty bloggers and already is a huge success in India too. I have got the shade Pink Lolita from their color range, which is a tinted lip balm in other words, and I am reviewing it today for you all.

PRICE: Rs.150 

QUANTITY: 4.5 g 


WHAT IT CLAIMS:  The next generation lip balm is born from Maybelline New York. Adult strength care for baby soft lips in vibrant translucent colors. 

  • Translucent color and shine. Infused with pure color system for a translucent pop of color and shine. 
  • 6HR continuous moisture. Formula with vitamin E and jojoba oil helps to shed away dryness for supple smooth and cushioned lips all day. 
  • Available shades: Cherry kiss, Berry Crush, Coral Flush,  Pink Lolita, Rose Addict

MY EXPERIENCE:  Maybelline Baby Lips lipbalm comes in a retractable tube packaging which is the best packaging for a lipbalm IMO. The texture is non-waxy and smooth, and doesn't turn oily. It feels quite light  on lips and could work as a base for lipsticks. 

Coming to the tint, it leaves a light pink tint with a sheen which I actually quite like, though it is not very dark and won't cover pigmentation as such. But, since it has this shine/glossy effect, the light gets reflected back, so to some extent the pigmentation doesn't look so obvious. Lips look soft and supple like a baby's. It hydrates my lips really well and stays for around 3-4 hours (6 hours without any meals/snacks). However, I feel this won't be enough moisturising to heal severely chapped lips. It has got a fruity smell in the tube but I could not find any smell/taste when applied on lips. To sum it up,

  • Non-waxy, smooth to apply.
  • Hydrates dry lips and feels very light.
  • Makes lips soft, supple and adds a light pink tint with shine .
  • Lasts 3-4 hours easily.
  • No discernible smell/taste on lips. 
  • Comes in a retractable tube packaging.
  • Available in 5 shades.

  • The tint might not show up on dark/pigmented lips.
  • Severely dry chapped lips may not find this enough moisturising.
  • Comparatively priced higher than other Maybelline lip balms already available.

VERDICT: Overall I really liked the Maybelline Baby Lips Color Range Lip Balm. I like how it makes my lips look supple and plump. Since we all need to take extra care of our lips in this dry season, this would come really handy. But if you have a problem of severely chapped lips, then you might need something more moisturising than this.

RATINGS:  4.25 out of 5
**Product sent by PR for consideration but it doesn't influence my honest opinion! Read my disclaimer.

PR Info: Wave Hello to superior facial cleansing with Neutrogena® Wave Power Cleanser

Healthy skin is beautiful skin, and the key to beautiful skin is completely clean skin. Neutrogena introduces the ultimate cleansing solution that has been a rage worldwide, now in India. The Neutrogena® Wave Power Cleanser, a breakthrough in daily home cleansing that will take your skincare routine to a new level!

New Neutrogena® Wave Power Cleanser is clinically proven to deliver softer, smoother skin after just one use! At the click of a button, the battery operated facial cleanser delivers 10 times deeper cleansing than conventional manual cleansing. The ergonomically-designed system applicator comes with disposable, one time- use foaming pads that can be refilled.

The Neutrogena® Wave Power Cleanser has a three way action:
  • Textured foaming pads gently sweep away layers of dead skin cells to reveal noticeably smoother and softer skin
  • Gentle vibrating motion of the system applicator massages skin. You will feel your pores open for deep cleansing
  • Lather removes dirt, oil and makeup while awakening your senses
Now change the way you look at cleansing. Neutrogena® Wave Power Cleanser is simple to use
Step 1- Attach disposable pad
Step 2- Hold it under running water
Step 3- Turn it on and gently massage your face
Step 4- Rinse your face and wipe it clean
Neutrogena® Wave Power Cleanser is gentle enough for daily use. Its safe and effective system puts the perfect degree of gentle power- cleansing in the palm of your hand. The dynamic applicator is water resistant and battery operated.

Now get the best in cleansing with New Neutrogena® Wave Power Cleanser!

Power Cleanser - Rs 799
Refills – Rs 399

AVAILABILITY:  Across all Neutrogena Healthy Skin Adviser counters (Counter address available at Store Locator tab on Facebook/NeutrogenaIndia , and at the Neutrogena® boutique (Grand Galleria, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai)

About Neutrogena:
A worldwide leader in premium, dermatologist-recommended skin, hair and cosmetics products, Neutrogena has been providing consumers with health and beauty improvements for over 50 years.  The Company manufactures and markets a line of premium-priced skin and hair care products that are distributed in more than 70 countries.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, Neutrogena is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the world's most comprehensive and broadly based health care products company.